VirgoAugust 22 - September 21
The Moon is in Scorpio this weekend, allowing us to take time to absorb the enlightening vibes of the recent Libra New Moon. Remember that being conscious with oneself and nourishing one’s soul is an intention in itself. Virgo, this can be a deeply restorative weekend for you. You’re likely to get your thoughts aligned in a way that helps you feel focused and prepared to set intentions for yourself. Create or go to a safe space you can retreat to with your favorite beverage or herbal remedy, and truly let yourself bask in gratitude. Also acknowledge the parts of your life that you feel need fine tuning, and make a commitment to make room for the solution to come to you naturally.
Today’s Libra New Moon takes place at 3:31pm EST, and it activates a six-month cycle of creating more harmony and equilibrium within ourselves and our relationships. Take time to set new moon intentions this weekend regarding how you’d like to consistently feel six months from now. Virgo, your sector of abundance and security is activated, which means that these next six months you’ll make more money as you allow yourself to have more fun. Let your inner child lead the way as the weekend begins — what do they want to be doing more consistently? Use the magnetic energy of Venus in your sign to keep gifting yourself more of the experiences you’ve been craving. Embody what you love, and remember that you are wealth itself.
Ruling Planet: Mercury, the Planet of Communication
Where You’ll Find Them: Organizing their closet, setting up a lunch date weeks in advance, studying in a cozy library.
What They Avoid: Messy environments, gossip, nosy people.
Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac, is symbolized by the Virgin, but it doesn’t mean that Virgo’s a goody-two-shoes. Instead, it symbolizes the pure energy of the earthy Virgo’s soul. Virgo is the sign that wants to strip down, take away all the fluff, and go back to the basics.
The minimalist of the zodiac, many Virgos seek to live and exist in a clean, clear, stress-free environment. The ironic part of that desire is that Virgos often stress themselves out by trying to restore order to their lives. Some Virgos are contrarians, so even though they seek order, their lives may always appear to be a mess. Virgo is often focused on the small details of life that everyone else misses. They find peace in routine and structure, and they love feeling efficient, useful and in control. Expectation vs. reality is something they have to keep in mind in order to maintain their sanity.
Professionally, Virgos work well alone as well as in a team, and they often get the job done better than everyone else (but they still beat themselves up about how they could have done an even better job). Virgo is a perfectionist, and while this can lead to them creating phenomenal works of art, it can also lead to them paralyzing themselves and never putting their work out there out of fear of failure or ridicule.
Virgos may suffer from low self-esteem due to the super high standards they place on themselves. This can also lead to them being consumed with nervousness, which is why Virgo would benefit from introducing meditation into their daily routine, as well as gentle exercises and frequent time spent outdoors, simply breathing and letting go.
As friends, Virgos may at first come off as cold or unfeeling, when in reality they are just cautious of who they let into their intimate circle. If you become one of those lucky people, you’ll see the wild, untamed Virgo come out. This side of Virgo is unpredictable and exciting. Virgo isn’t always a gentle soul, watching quietly from the background. They can be reckless and fearless, going out all night and talking to new people left and right. They just have to be in a certain mood and around the right people in order to activate that side. Ultimately, Virgo seeks friends who won’t judge them and with whom they can feel comfortable being their most authentic self.
In love, Virgos are often depicted as being prudes, but once again, it’s just a self-defense mechanism. In fact, Virgo can be one of the most sexual signs of the zodiac when they merge with the right person. Virgo prefers cultivating a deep intellectual connection with someone first and then falling in love with their body. Once that happens, you can unlock a very sensual and romantic side of Virgo.
Virgo will intellectualize their feelings and put their emotions through a filter before expressing themselves, and that may sometimes make their partner feel like Virgo isn’t as emotionally attached to the relationship. That’s not necessarily the case — it’s just that Virgo has a specific way of showing love, mostly through the actions they do. They pay attention to the small things their lover needs, and while they can be nitpickey and critical of their partner, it always comes from a place of love and wanting the best for them. Virgo is all about self and mutual improvement, and they want a lover who’s unafraid of embarking on such a journey of evolution.