The wave of metamorphosis keeps on coming, Virgo. This is for you a continued season of spiritual sustenance and deep transformation. Your worldview is changing and you along with it, so that you find that you are reinventing yourself. A moving target is difficult to squarely hit and there are also volatile emotions accompanying this shift that so that everything could be up, down and all around for quite a while. You can perhaps no longer subscribe to any non-functional relationship patterns that survive to the present day. Inter-personal connections suffer, but then eventually improve. The important thing is that you are on your way. The path that is opening up before you now is profound, life-altering and scary, but you are on the road to freedom and nothing can stop you now.
As the month begins, you are energized by the residual effects of last month’s powerful Christmas Eve New Moon. This CapricornNew Moon took place in an important area of your chart for self-definition – namely your creativity sector – and you have not only been feeling frisky but also on track with your plans and with your highest intention for yourself as you enter this new year. There is an important form of spiritual evolution that you can sense at the very core of your being when you look inside, and this makes for a strongly philosophical approach to your self-definition and to your life generally. You are pursuing a higher mind these days, and with increasing enthusiasm, from what turns out to be a surprisingly primary spot on your priority list. There are factors in this month’s configurations that point the way into the next six months, namely the presence of Pluto in your sector of creativity and self-expression and that of Uranus in your intimacy sector. These are in forming square configuration, an aspect that grows closer to exact as the late winter and then the spring season unfolds, and that will eventually put a great deal of pressure on you in terms of an emerging sense of self which is still in the early stages of development. It is likely that you will conceive of yourself far differently at the end of this period of time than you do right now. This is especially so since Mars also retrogrades over this same period, right there in your sign, which symbolizes a desire and even a necessity on your part to turn toward an introspective attitude in attempt to better understand what you personally are up to in this climactic year of collective transformation. You are on somewhat of a roller coaster ride over this period with changes coming down, at times quite suddenly, and at other times more slowly but with seeming inevitability, that will take you into the next phase of your life. As we always wind up saying about the radical transformation implied by Pluto, in one form or another, you can either go kicking and screaming and therefore more painfully, or else you can feel into these cosmic forces more deeply and allow yourself to breathe into them and allow yourself to let go of the past. In this current monthly cycle, the Full Moon of late Sunday evening, January 8th, offers you for a heads-up regarding these future happenings and changes in life direction. This is a cycle that strongly aspects Pluto so that his energy is powerfully constellated now, implying an eventual thorough-going metamorphosis of how you see yourself and your world, going forward. Even though you are not complete with these changes, you might be sensing what this future worldview might feel like. You benefit by allowing yourself to be as open as possible at this time. Sharp shocks to the way you connect intimately with others might be a factor is shifting your path out of familiar tracks that have not as much relevance to your future as to your past. There are undoubtedly habitual methods of relating to others, perhaps relics of childhood difficulty or even trauma, which have long out-grown their usefulness for your present state of emotional maturity. With the onset of the Last Quarter Moon of Monday, January 16th, you might be tested still further in this regard, as you both look back on the events that have taken place thus far in the lunation cycle that was begun in the final week of the previous month, and also look forward to the next one. You are confronting limitations now that you were not always able to acknowledge in prior periods of reflection, and becoming more aware of ancient wounds that have prevented you from fully inhabiting your actual desires, perhaps especially regarding intimate connection with significant partners. There may be dark places inside you that have long been walled off from your more conscious awareness and if so, you benefit enormously from acknowledging these places and accepting yourself more fully at these deeper levels. The New Moon of Sunday evening, January 22nd, is another important juncture, when many of the same concepts and challenges could come up for you as you continue climbing the mountain road of your destiny. Nothing repeats; if similar issues do arise they do so in a different context and on another curve of the spiral.