We know you like to get an early start on those New Year's resolutions, Virgo. But before you start banging out a list of 2016 desires, pause and take stock of your 2015. Wednesday's quarter moon in Virgo brings an important balance point between past and future. This has been quite a year for you! Since Jupiter was in your twelfth house of completions and transitions until August 11, you've let go of a lot and paid some serious dues. And now the red-spotted planet is circulating through Virgo until September 9, 2016, charging you up for new initiatives. Is there something left to mourn? Are there amends to make, loose ends to tie up, a forgotten gratitude to extend? And, above all else, are there milestones to celebrate? When life moves at a fast clip, it's easy to just keep plowing ahead. But celebrating accomplishments—even if they are small landmarks along the path—sends a powerful message to the universe to keep on sending good your way. This quarter moon also reminds you that time is money. Where you spend each minute counts, so make sure you aren't zapping your finest hours on lackluster activities. While you don't have to be purpose-driven 24/7, you could tap into more meaningful activities this week. The quarter moon could call your leadership skills out of hiding. Take charge of a floundering mission if you feel confident you can steer it back on track. But if you've veered to the opposite extreme, give the Bossy Betty routine a rest and adopt a more democratic approach to making decisions. People will appreciate having a say in how shared plans go down.
Friday arrives with an extreme flirt alert. Venus, the cosmic coquette, shifts gears until December 30, breezing through Scorpio and your communication zone. How about a little levity for you love life? Every exchange doesn't have to be SO serious; in fact, you'd benefit from more playdates and casual interactions. Venus warms up your swiping fingers, and single Virgos could round out 2015 with some memorable Tinder dates—even if they're just fodder for a ribald blog post or private jokes among friends. Someone from the friend zone could profess deeper feelings or you may decide to add a benefits package with a previously platonic pal. Settling down may not top your priority list this month, but even if it does, Venus keeps your social life abuzz with activity. Take time out from canoodling to connect with your kindred spirits, siblings, and your squad. No need to overplan. Be spontaneous and have fun for fun's sake!
Finances could be
frustrating this weekend so before you start ticking off names on your holiday
gift list, pause and make a budget. Impulsive Mars trades fire with pressurizer
Pluto, ratcheting up stress. You could fall into a "keeping up with the
Joneses" trap and overspend on luxury items for people. But you DO like
giving nice things. Rather than blow your January rent on high-end goods for
everyone, mull over options, like pooling funds for pricier presents and giving
as a group gift, or agreeing on a set price range with the people you're
celebrating the holidays with. They'll probably appreciate the clarity, too.
This cosmic clash could also spur dramatic lovers quarrels. So try not to fly
off the handle should your vision and values clash with your sweetie's, m'kay?
It's all too easy to catastrophize from a single conversation this weekend—and
everyone is prone to making inflammatory statements. Should a clash go down,
put the subject in the parking lot until next week. You'll have an easier time
discussing after the Sagittarius new moon on December 11.
What makes a Virgo tick?
Detail-oriented Virgo is ruled by Mercury, planet of the mind and communication. Virgos are always analyzing everything, forming opinions and judgments. On the outside, you seem sweet and innocent, but your quick mind never misses a detail. Virgo is also the sign of service, and you’re always there when help is needed. You’re an amazing, careful listener, and as a result, you give the best advice. You love to analyze everything! In fact, you can drive yourself crazy, because you never stop thinking. Virgo is a perfectionist who sees every flaw, and at times, you’re a little too critical. Relax your mind by channeling it into a project, like solving a crossword puzzle, writing a story, or organizing your desk. As an earth sign, you love the outdoors, so chill out in nature, or try a sport like karate. Remember, it’s easy for helpful Virgo to give, but harder for you to receive. Let your friends pitch in and support you, too! Try opening up a little more. You don’t have to be perfect to be loveable. Just be yourself.
Symbol: The Virgin
Ruling Planet: Mercury — the planet of communication
Body Part: Stomach, waist, digestive system
Good Day: Dedicated, resourceful, helpful, hardworking, witty, practical
Bad Day: Preachy, self-destructive, overwhelmed, self-pitying, uptight, critical
Favorite Things: Laptops, magazines, long showers with aromatherapy soaps, outdoor concerts, childhood friends, Trivial Pursuit
What You Hate: Lazy or vulgar people, dive bars, spicy food, leaving home, toothpaste squeezed from the top of the tube
Secret Wish: To be a hero
How to Spot Them: Baby faces, roving eyes that are sizing up or analyzing a situation
Where You’ll Find Them: Babysitting for the neighbor’s kids, running errands on their endlessly long to-do lists, building something with their own two hands, cleaning something to spotless condition