Virgo Horoscope (August 23 - September 22)
Your ruling planet is Mercury.
You are being reintroduced to the universe, Virgo. There is a way that you are called right now to extraordinary service, as well as to connection with important others in your life. There are also definite surprises in store for you as this monthly cycle unfolds. Active partnership participation helps you reach out beyond the simple here and now of everyday existence and tunes you in, bringing you something rich and strange. Meanwhile life goes on, with more responsibility than ever. You feel the wonder of head in the clouds with feet very firmly planted on the earth. It's a stretch, but then, stretching is good for you.
As your month begins with the powerful Last Quarter Moon of Monday, September 3rd, you are feeling your oats for sure, in this your birthday time of the year. There is a strong action orientation that you have right now that will take you far. This particular day of the Last Quarter Moon itself will be one of playing out the tension of opposites, and you may find yourself forced to choose between public and private concerns on this day. You are in sync with your tribe and your extended family to an unusual extent at this time, and feeling their love and profound support for your outer world ventures. With the New Moon and Solar Eclipse in your sign a week later, on Tuesday, September 11th, you are launching yourself into significantly new territory. The pay-off for what you conceive now may only come with the perspective of the end of this year, but brilliance lies within you and in the partnerships with others around you that you cultivate at this time. The First Quarter Moon of the following week, taking place on the 19th, will probably be something of a trial, especially if this takes place near your actual birthday. There will be the pressure to confirm your vision in the hard light of actual performance, and perhaps domestic issues of some kind that might come up for healing and resolution at this time. The poet G.M. Hopkins' statement of the higher purpose of these trials would seem to apply to you right now: "that my chaff might fly, my grain lie sheer and clear." After this crucial moment, the rest of the month will be more or less clear sailing.