Virgo Horoscope (August 23 - September 22)
Your ruling planet is Mercury.
You are working behind the scenes this month, Virgo. There are good things coming your way but they take the form of a curve ball, stealth, without your conscious mind really knowing. Itís a time for faith and for putting one foot ahead of the other on trust. The beginning of the month is the best time for decisions; after that, wait and watch. Partners are helpful to the extreme but it might not even look that way, at least for a while. You are challenged now to find out exactly how far the help they offer might be able to take you, and how to separate out what is real in all your relationship interactions from what only seems to be. You are making an important move but it is from the inside.
As the month begins, you are reveling in the kindness of the strange ones that you have chosen to include within the sacred dance of your life stream. Of course in this category is included all your friends and enemies as well as you yourself; since we all of us are strangers here, separated from our true nature, which is divine. This truth might be coming to you in an especially poignant way right now, with numinous Neptune powerfully configured in your relationship sector. You will be imagining and re-imagining many different wrinkles on life and love over the course of this powerful monthly cycle. Ever since the potent New Moon of February 21st, in conjunction with both Neptune and Chiron on your Solar Chartís Descendant, symbolizing partnership, these musings have been coming to you either overtly or in more subtle fashion. It is a time for compassionate connection with this powerful energy from beyond this physical plane, perhaps as embodied by one or more persons in particular. You might by contrast also be thinking about what is concretely real, and how to manifest your divine essence in the most productive way amongst the here and now. Partners are helpful in this mission but it must equally be said that the final sprint that puts you across the finish line must be supplied by you yourself, the only one who can really get you there. The Full Moon in your sign taking place on Thursday, March 8th, quite naturally speaks to this issue of self and other and the distance between. Your identity is a moving landscape right now, along with your values and your worldview. Mars is retrograde in your sign and Mercury is about to be retrograde in your sector of intimacy and personal evolution and so all of your ideas are shifting about who you are and how connected and where you are ultimately heading. In this context you must reach for balance and that is what the energy of this mid-month time period is all about. The Last Quarter Moon of Wednesday, March 14th, is accompanied by a strong push on the part of the universe to find a resolution through conflict. You are reviewing and questioning everything in your life right now, including the events of the previous three weeks of the lunar cycle. This is daunting, and yet there is a tremendous feeling of rousing self-expression and philosophical expansion in the face of all your meditative experiences over this monthís process. The New Moon of Thursday, March 22nd, provides fresh energy for the transformation in which you are so vibrantly engaged, and brings relationship issues once more into the picture. You might feel as though old patterns of behavior that stem from the past are still tripping you up, and resolve to throw a move on these ancient issues. You can make tremendous strides with these and with other issues as well, merely by acknowledging and accepting the dark places inside you, which are after all a source of strength as well as heartache.