Virgo Horoscope (August 23 - September 22)
Your ruling planet is Mercury.
This is a time of beautiful confusion and productive chaos, Virgo, as you dig in and rearrange your thinking on important issues for actually finding yourself. You are on a mission of metamorphosis that will not culminate until the spring of the following year, or even beyond. Nothing can be created within the shell of the past without breaking it open. The butterfly knows this intimately, dissolving its former life away within the cocoon, and in some sense it applies to you as well right now. As you struggle to find your true essence and as you dream yourself onto a more fulfilling road of service to your life path, significant others in your life provide inspiration. Still, the specific steps are yours and yours alone to take.
As the month begins, you are feeling your way through to a better idea concerning where you want to put your efforts moving forward. You are energized right now, and very comfortable with who you are, but it is difficult to pick a direction. Additionally, with Venus retrograding through your communications sector, you are also refining your approach in this area, attempting to see how you convey the depth of your passion and your most comprehensive viewpoint in the way you get your point across. The New Moon of Friday, November 5th, gives you loads of energy for this process of connecting with others, and also for exploring your depths in greater detail. Something about your creative self-expression is in a long cycle of becoming, a deep and thorough-going transformation. You are also looking for the life path that can make a difference in the world, and that is consistent with your highest view of your capabilities, and it isn't easy to find the right match. There is loads of idealism to your approach right now, perhaps even over-idealism, but also confusion as you weigh your choices. You might also be considering how what you do in the world has a beneficial or even a teaching effect on others as you take the concept of communication to the highest possible level that also conveys the deepest part of yourself as you connect with others. The First Quarter Moon of Saturday, November 13th, is a time when many of these issues could come to a head, as you run up against a moment of tension in your process. There could also be issues that arise now of illusion or deception, or even of self-deception. You are trying to make logical sense of what s essentially illogical, and that is the heart connection that you have with your life and with the world in general, so that logic does not carry the day, but only has one small place in the entire conception. With the Full Moon of Sunday, November 21st, you are coming to a better and more fully integrated understanding of the matter. This is a time of balance of heart and mind, inner and outer, into a symphony of realization that includes you and all your various parts. If there is a way to suspend disbelief and to embrace uncertainty in a trust fall with the universe in back of you to hold you up, the time for that activity is now. With Venus having turned to direct motion a few days before, you are entering into a new phase of your development. On into December you will feel more opportunities and heart openings, and as much personal development as you can keep pace with.