VirgoAugust 22 - September 21
Virgo, on Monday, follow your curiosity. Pay attention to what you feel encouraged to put out into the world, as the Moon is still in Gemini until Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, we begin the day with Neptune stationing to go retrograde for the next five months. Until December, it will be easier for you to identify the illusions within your close one-on-one relationships. Remember that no one needs to be saved by you. The New Moon in Cancer is happening on Tuesday at 10:52 pm EST, inviting you to bring some nurturing vibes into your communities and support groups. Steer clear of the relationships that drain you. Move closer to the ones you know you can build brighter and stronger futures with. There is no one person we have to follow, no one person that will bring the solution. We are each other’s motivators. We’re here to inspire and uplift one another, and to create the solutions together.
Key Themes: Expansion, depths, sexuality, intimacy, long-term desires.
Virgo, the month of May will be a time of expansion, to come out of your comfort zone, learn new things and connect with new experiences. As the month begins, you’ll still be feeling the effects of the Partial Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus on April 30th. Be present with all of the changes that are integrating and expanding the beliefs that sustain your life.
On May 2nd, Venus enters Aries, activating your area of shared energy until the 28th. You’ll be in the mood to get your kink on. But you don’t want to be with just anyone. Take the time to make sure you feel safe and respected before opening up your space to another.
On May 10th, Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini until June 3rd, and it starts its backwards journey in your area of professional pursuits. This transit will aid you in looking into how you communicate within the workplace, how you speak to authority figures and how you express your own authority. On the 22nd, Mercury retrogrades back into Taurus, bringing themes from the previous Eclipse.
Also on May 10th, Jupiter starts a new cycle as it enters Aries until October 28th, joining Venus in activating your area of intimacy. You’ll get a chance to see your collaborations more clearly, especially when it comes to power struggles and how much energy each person puts into the relationship or shared project. Jupiter, traditionally known as the great benefactor, offers you the opportunity to expand and improve these connections.
On May 16th, the Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio is happening at 12:14am EST, illuminating your area of communication and daily life. It may be time to let go of unhealthy or limiting ways of communicating, and embracing more empowered and intimate ways of expressing yourself and connecting with others.
Gemini Season comes rolling in on the 20th, shining a light on your long-term goals until June 21st. As Mercury retrograde moves out of Gemini on the 22nd, it’ll be a great time to activate all of the things you reviewed and reassessed concerning your life path and the things you’re willing to do to get to where you want to be.
On May 24th, Mars enters Aries, joining Jupiter in your area of shared resources until July 4th. Where you were feeling super sweet and vulnerable with Venus, Mars now swoops in activating and intensifying your intimate and sexual encounters. It will also help you take on what needs to be fixed within your collaborations.
On May 28th, Venus enters Taurus, joining Mercury in your area of adventure and spirituality until July 17th. After going through the depths of your intimacy and sexuality, things will start to feel a bit less dense and trying when it comes to your collaborations and intimate relationships. You’ll be able to have more fun, and explore new things.
May comes to an end with the New Moon in Gemini on the 30th at 7:30am EST, helping you to connect with the emotions, doubts or frustrations that need your care and attention when it comes to your career and life path. Listen to what’s going on within, your body and your emotions know what they need, you’ve just got to give them space to be.
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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.