Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 15, 16, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31

Best Days for Career: 6, 9, 10, 15, 25, 26

You begin your year with 80 per cent (and at times this rises to 90 per cent) of the planets in the Western, social sector of the chart – a huge percentage.

Your 7th house of love and social activities is very strong, while your 1st house of self is empty (only the Moon moves through there on the 15th and 16th). So you are in a strong social period. You are on vacation from yourself temporarily. The needs of others come first. This is not necessarily saintly, just the cycle you’re in right now. Things get done by consensus and through your social grace, not by your personal initiative or abilities. It is good every now and then to forget about self. Many psychological pathologies have their origin in too much self-centredness. When the West is strong in a chart there is less self-confidence and self-esteem (and here this is especially so until the 8th – Mercury, the ruler of your chart, is retrograde). Your way is probably not the best way these days. Let others have their way, so long as it isn’t destructive.

The holidays are over, but you are still in party mode until the 19th. You’re in one of your yearly personal pleasure peaks. To a Virgo even work is fun; you know how to enjoy your work – this month more so than usual. But many fun opportunities will come to you as the month progresses.

Health is good this month, but still needs some attention. Four planets (two of them long-term ones) are making stressful aspects to you. The good news is that being a Virgo you’re always paying attention to this area – and especially so after the 19th. If you feel under the weather, enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.

With Jupiter in your money house (right up to October 10) you’re in a prosperous year. Your financial planet, Venus, has her solstice from the 29th to the 31st. This shows a pause in the financial life and then a change of direction. Interestingly we see the same phenomena in the finances of the spouse, partner or current love. Mars, the ruler of their finances, will have his solstice from the 27th to the 31st. So both you and the beloved are pausing and changing direction at the same (more or less) time. Your financial planet spends most of the month in your 7th house – from the 3rd onwards. This indicates opportunities for partnerships or joint ventures. The financial intuition will be very prominent from the 3rd onwards.

Love is challenging from the 5th to the 13th but will improve dramatically after that.