Virgo Horoscope (August 23 - September 22)
Your ruling planet is Mercury.
New beginnings at this time are productive, fun and also scary. Your philosophy is shifting to include a much bigger picture. Partnership interactions at this time are throwing you some curve balls, and yet can prove startlingly beneficial in their ultimate impact as they provide lightning-like flashes of inspiration. You are reaching out for solid ground where none really exists, walking on water metaphorically, and the amazing thing is that you can pull it off. Your motion forward into achievement is currently based on a deep-seated spiritual understanding that supports you entirely so long as you firmly refuse to even consider looking down.
As the month begins, you are exploring your depths in such a way as to change your world view considerably by the time you are done. You are all about eventually coming into your power in a brand new way, seeing new possibilities for yourself, but first you must put to rest some ghosts of the past that have continued to haunt you into the present day. Perhaps your concerns might be with too much helpful service to friends and family members. You must always be careful, of course, to differentiate the gift of yourself freely given, which operates on a very high plane, from a martyr-like attitude that can stem from dysfunction. These types of issues are likely to reach their crux at the time of the Last Quarter Moon, taking place in the middle of the second week of the month, on May 9th. At this time there may be some sources of tension in the mix, or areas of conflict with others, that serve to let you know just what is and isn't working for you in this regard. The New Moon a week later, taking place on Wednesday, May 16th, might put the seal on changes in perspective that you are going through or perhaps exacerbate the issues that give rise to them and therefore increase your basis of knowledge. You are asked to make adjustments at this time, to areas of your life that do not fit smoothly with your new vision for yourself, or that come from a place inside yourself that is no longer current with your present evolutionary state of being. The First Quarter Moon of the following week, taking place on May 23rd, traditionally symbolizes another time of trial when you begin to find out what action you concretely need to take in order to make the most of your opportunities, a "crisis of action" as termed by American Astrologer Dane Rudhyar. During this entire monthly period, you are struggling with birthing a new sense of yourself, so take everything that comes along as grist for your mill. There are likely to be many surprises along the way, especially in terms of partnership with others, perhaps productive of the graceful errors that can correct the limitations of your vision if you allow them full access.