Virgo Horoscope (August 23 - September 22)
Your ruling planet is Mercury.
You are embracing change while also holding back, Virgo, looking a gift horse in the mouth. This is an excellent month to vision new potentials although you might find yourself spending more time reflecting on your possibilities than actually acting on them. You are diving into cosmic epiphanies at this time, entering into an important process of reflection on where your life is heading, based on an essentially spiritual commitment to fundamental change at the deepest level, and simultaneously sorting through the remnants of past events in order to pick and choose the best parts of your former self to use as your new basis moving forward.
As the month begins, you may be feeling a sense of joy as the energy from New Moon from the end of last month still lingers in your sector of wishes and hopes. You are also likely feeling somewhat internal and in your own world. Your ruler Mercury is about to retrograde in your hose of dream imagination, that area of your life that is behind and beyond your conscious mind. The First Quarter Moon that comes along just one day before the retrograde, on Monday July 3rd, pulls you to the inside even more. You are perhaps dwelling in the past to some extent, seeing where you have gotten stuck and where you can release old patterns, especially over the extended weekend and in the days immediately following. By the time of the Full Moon of Monday, July 10th, you are more ready to share your feelings with others around you. The Last Quarter Moon that comes along a week later, on Monday, July 17th, represents a peak of the retrograde energy, and stimulates you to take an even closer look inside, entering into an extended meditation regarding your core issues. You are undergoing an important transformation at this time, affecting in the way that you see yourself in regard to family connection and with phases of deep-seated psychological healing also. The New Moon a week later, on Monday, July 24th, takes you further to the hidden areas of your psyche, beyond conscious control. All this inner work is leading up to something, and only with the fullness of time will you find out exactly what that is. In the meantime you are well advised to keep faith with yourself and your process, as you leave the safety and comfort of the nearer shore, embarking for a destination that somehow you have known all along.