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Virgo (August 23 to September 22)



What's your role in Saturday's brewing drama, Virgo? You may see yourself as an outsider in the latest soap opera scene, but even if you’re just an observer you're still a participant. Never mind being polite. It's not your job to dutifully listen to a friend's over-the-top theatrics or a relative's "all-about-me" sessions. Shift the topic to balance out the energy. If that doesn't work, sidestep these people and devote your time to friends who know the meaning of reciprocity. Sunday's meetup of the touchy-feely Sun and serious Saturn stirs up suppressed emotions. Don't fight your feelings, Virgo. No matter how much you try to pump yourself up with positive affirmations, these issues demand your attention. Facing them head on is the only way you can move past them. Scream in the shower, have a good long cry, punch a pillow. Don't deny your shadow side. It will stop making such a fuss when you give it the respect and airtime it deserves.

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.


Current mood: Outgoing and chatty! Until November 22, the Sun is moving through Scorpio, your third house of ideas, kindred spirits and communication. It's social butterfly time, Virgo, so spread your wings. You have an insatiable thirst for intellectual stimulation now—reading, writing, debating and conversing. Keep up with the news, TED talks, fascinating podcasts…anything to keep your mind active. You'll have the gift of gab, making this a perfect time to pitch your ideas or persuade someone to team up for a project. Your wit and charm are irresistible, Virgo. Work 'em!
The November 11 Scorpio new moon spotlights your communication house, bringing exciting news, an a-ha moment or a page-turning conversation. If you’re working on a writing, multimedia or teaching project, this is a great occasion to plant seeds that will blossom over the next six months. You could also initiate an important dialogue with a colleague or loved one, making strides toward keeping the communication channels open and direct. No more guessing games—it's time to get everyone aligned today.

A breakout moment for you arrives on November 2 when charismatic Mars and seductive Venus unite in Virgo, a rare conjunction that takes places in your first house of self and identity. This is like the cosmic genie granting you wishes for a day, so put your solo projects front and center. What do YOU really want—to start your own business, spearhead a work project or just indulge your desires more? Going after your goals will be pleasurable and enlivening under this cosmic alliance. You'll have people eating out of your hand today, so work this planetary mojo to your advantage! Bold Mars adds a splash of assertiveness, so feel free to self-promote; the playful Venusian allure helps you employ a graceful touch when pushing your agenda. The (pleasingly) squeaky wheel gest the oil! 

On November 22, the Sun enters Sagittarius and your fourth house of home and family, turning your attention toward Chateau Virgo and your loved ones. For the next four weeks, you’ll feel like keeping holiday celebrations closer to home, maybe hosting a cozy Yuletide gathering or making the rounds of small house parties instead of buzzy, boozy big events. You’ll be extra sensitive during this period—and sentimental about your closest bonds, especially those that have stood the test of time. You may also need a boost in the self-care department, so nurture yourself amidst all the holiday hoopla. Before you rush off to save the day for anyone, check in with yourself: Do you have the emotional energy to go there? Let's be real: 'Tis always the season of giving when you're a Virgo, so no need to go overboard. Save some of that generosity for yourself. 
The month could end with a career coup, so don't get too comfortable in those giant furry slippers. The November 25 Gemini full moon shines its light on your ambitious tenth house, pulling you out of nesting mode for a professional win. Around this day, you could hear news of a long-awaited promotion or new job. You may get a leadership opportunity—a bump up in stature that could also translate to a boost in pay. Over the last six months, you’ve been working diligently toward a professional goal—and now it’s coming to fruition. This day may mark a different type of turning point, too; perhaps you realize that your current path isn’t exciting and you make a commitment to explore another avenue entirely. With dualistic Gemini ruling this sector of your chart, you may even be adept at managing two professions or embracing the "multihyphenate" label and pursuing several passions at once. Follow your inspiration…and the energy to reach your goals will surely follow.


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
Element: Earth
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

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