Diana's Monthly Virgo Forecast for August 2014
SHIP IN A BOTTLE
Until the 23rd, the Solar energies could manifest as a pull towards things going on behind the scenes or in your private life – perhaps to do with the past or perhaps it’s a work in progress. You’ll probably have to be more aware of another’s needs or requirements and they may not fully realize how much you are dealing with as the Sun is in a karmic house during this phase. But this is no time to cling to ego, as, if you do, you may feel disappointed.
On the 7th, you do well to get active on behalf of others but also the dreamer in you can manifest a cherished vision.
You will have to push through with determination around the 8th/9th to take advantage of the wave of inspiration and progress coming from Uranus.
ONE EYE LOOKING IN
Until the 16th Mercury is working from deeper levels and your mind tends to become introspective and more open to emotional or subtle energies. You may be a little preoccupied, and you could find yourself zoning out or just feeling mentally at 6’s and 7’s as things may be uncertain. At this time, you can do your best thinking in a restful, nurturing environment or in a private bubble with others. Also a good time for healing, spiritual or imaginative activities, so, listen to your inner guidance, hold the vision of how you want it to be, and move beyond what is now getting in the way of your happiness and wellbeing.
From the 16th Mercury is in your sign putting you more in the stream of information exchange and mixing with others. There may be more paperwork or other things to get your head around and mental processes may be accelerated. Communications equipment, vehicles, travel or transport might also be on your mind. A time to put those people skills to work as you outline intentions or ideas more clearly and accurately to others. At times there may be so much coming at you that you feel a bit scattered so engineer quiet spaces for yourself whenever you can.
Avoid major decisions on the 18th/19th you may be inclined to build castles in the air.
Until the 12th, Venus warms friendships new and old and you feel supported as you move forwards with something you have hoped for, maybe for a long time. Fresh associations, networking, group gatherings or team efforts benefit from Venus’s sociable, helpful mood. Pooling forces and resources may be interesting, materially beneficial and, in general facilitate positive experiences.
From the 12th Venus is transiting a more background area of your Solar chart and you’ll tend to keep your feelings to yourself and may be pondering a relationship or feeling uncertain about the finances or a property. You could be mulling over the past and finding emotions getting in the way of the present. Others can be oblivious to what’s going on for you so take a step back, touch base and, with Venus’s knack of finding the balance, you can gently iron out any inner turbulence. A good idea would be to immerse yourself in nurturing pursuits which feed your soul.
From the 23rd, is a powerful time for you with the Sun in your sign. A good time for taking stock and reviewing the dance of life over the past year. In general, the way should be clearer to improve things for yourself personally and definitely to be more ‘self‘ centred, doing whatever is most supportive of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Also to give more time and energy to aims and ambitions close to your heart and feel the empowerment that brings.
Aim for some down time to feed your soul on the 29th – worldly energies will be at a low ebb. But you have the ability to tune into what eluded you before.
ENGAGE BRAIN BEFORE SPEAKING
Mars is in a transit of your Solar communications sector accelerating mental processes and firing up the way you express yourself. Educational pursuits, speaking, writing or socializing can be pretty demanding or even competitive at times and you express ideas and opinions with greater force and dynamism which may take others aback at times. Comings and goings may increase or you find yourself more in the stream of information exchange and this would be a good time to float a new concept or body of work. However, there may be tensions and you can feel overloaded with too much information coming at you or demanded from you. Sometimes, it could feel that certain others are too impatient or over-assertive but, your own reactions may be too defensive.
It’s better to be measured and decisive in what you say, keeping lines of communication open rather than wasting energy wondering about someone’s deeper motives. In general, there may be more correspondence or other types of paperwork than usual and flying hither and thither for business or personal reasons. Overall, you should start to feel more confident about making decisions or defining certain objectives more clearly. You can be proactive and successful with media, promotions, negotiations or simply speaking up for yourself in a more assertive way.
Saturn, also in this area, is challenging you to work more consistently and routinely at speaking, writing, media, education, short distance travel. You should be developing communication and people skills – perhaps integrating a new knowledge or dealing more with deadlines or steadily developing your people, writing or speaking skills or being more creative with your self-expression through art. Communications equipment or vehicles be problematic, but be key to your success. It’s also likely that you’ll be learning that often the ‘truth’ is no more than a ‘perception’ or a judgment which is time-bound and therefore finite. In other words it has an expiry date which changes with age and experience.
Virgos born in the middle decanate or with 15-19 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
A CHAPTER CLOSES
Jupiter is in your 12th house til next August.
In general tying up loose ends from the past will help you grow and, as all things are connected, add to the pool of goodwill for us all no matter how insignificant or difficult it may feel at the time. This is also a good time for developing or finishing off things behind the scenes, doing imaginative or inner work, particularly in collaborations or projects which teach you new things and which are nurturing or healing for you or others.
But this is also the area where you can be your own worst enemy, shooting yourself in the foot because you cannot change old habits, emotional patterns or beliefs. In general, this is your opportunity to heal old wounds and touch base with your spirituality.
During this long transit of Neptune through your opposite sign you may end up being the ‘prop’ that others lean upon or you may sacrifice your own style or your preferred plan to serve another, and as long as you have separated the needy from the greedy, all will be well if you respect and honour your own wishes too. Stronger boundaries may be needed at times, but you can be the facilitator too and there will be much bubbling up within you as you slowly develop new concepts or come to fresh realizations.
Virgos born in the first decanate or with 6-8 Pisces rising will feel the energy the most this month.
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Diana's 2014 Virgo Forecast:
MERCURY RETROGRADES 3 times for approx 3 weeks each in 2014:
First retrograde on 6th-28th February-Aquarius – Pisces.
Second retrograde on 7th June – 1st July – Gemini – Cancer.
Third retrograde on 4th-25th October Libra – Scorpio.
THERE WILL BE 2 SOLAR ECLIPSES IN 2014:
The first Solar eclipse of the year occurs on April 29th in your Solar 9th house
Make a fresh start through travel or plunging into a new environment which can teach you alot.
The second Solar eclipse of the year occurs on October 23rd in your Solar 3rd house
Improve yourself through education, communications, social life and creative self-expression.
THE CARDINAL GRAND CROSS in April/May and Nov/Dec when Uranus/Pluto are closest will manifest important events which trigger yet another moment of choice as the mass consciousness shifts from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age.
Also, Venus and Mars will be in long transits beginning late in the year………
Venus is in Capricorn from November 5th 2013 – March 6th 2014 which is good news for you Virgo as the potential abundance of Venus will be gracing an area related to creative enterprises. Relations with youngsters, animals and romantic partners will also warm up. It may also bring ease and flow into artistic projects or speculative ventures or something you do simply because you enjoy it and gives you the chance to hang-out in a more fun way with others.
Mars entered Libra, on December 8th 2013 to stay until July 25th 2014. An extraordinarily long transit dynamically activating your money and property sector. Physical effort may be expended getting things as you want them in this area and physical stamina may be needed related to basic stuff. Maybe you are putting more effort into acquiring or shifting physical objects, building, making practical improvements or balancing the books. Competitive buying and selling may be a feature of this period. This position of Mars may stimulate your urge to create an environment for yourself or others or helps with health and fitness. On another level this would be an optimum time for you to develop your inborn gifts and talents into more marketable skills. Or to cultivate something you know could be of value to others, and which they will appreciate – which will be rewarding for you.
Jupiter is in Cancer until July 16, 2014 when it enters Leo.
Expansion will be via new associations and friendships, or a collective with certain interests in common through which you can learn and grow. Kindred spirits or those with a common cause will expand your world over this phase.
Your work schedule or personal social agenda is likely to be bulging at the seams at certain points and you‘ll have to be careful not to overestimate or underestimate another’s capabilities or intentions.
This is a very progressive area so the internet may be involved or something techno or at the leading edge in another way. Prepare to be amazed and inspired by innovative ideas or new equipment and inventions.
New associations and teaming up with others will be pivotal to your being able to move towards a long cherished goal. This energy could draw a teacher towards you, someone to guide or advise or someone you can consult for their expertise or refreshing take on things. Equally, it may be yourself who helps others move forward with new knowledge.
When Jupiter moves into Leo in July a more introspective period begins. This is a good time for developing things behind the scenes, imaginative or spiritual work, particularly in collaborations and projects which teach you new things.
But this is also the area where you can be your own worst enemy, shooting yourself in the foot because you fall back into old habits, emotional patterns or beliefs. Letting go and forgiving will help you grow and add to the pool of goodwill for us all no matter how insignificant or difficult it may feel at the time.
All natives of Virgo will feel the influence of Jupiter over the year but before mid-year will be more favourable.
From Oct 6th 2012 Saturn began a 2 and a half year transit of challenging you to work more diligently at communications, media, education, short distance travel. You should be developing speaking or writing skills and perhaps integrating a new understanding of language or a system of thinking or getting your head around communications equipment. Developing these skills will be like chipping away at a sculpture, so be consistent and patient. You’ll be learning that certain ‘perceptions’ aren’t necessarily based in fact and may not even be true. As you slowly get to the bottom of how much in your experience is perception and how much is ‘truth’, you may realize you need to make some changes to your own habitual ways of communicating or viewing the world. Saturn leaves here on Xmas Eve. Virgos born 7th Sept or from 15 degrees Virgo rising will feel this vibration the most.
Uranus, will be working from Aries for about 7 years and gradually will be revolutionizing the way your joint finances work. It will bring change and sometimes destabilization into the area of joint resources and could affect your basic material security. However, if you have been struggling in this area, the tendency of Uranus to reverse the order of things may turn the cards in your favour. This transit could also mean that someone significant could leave your life and destabilize your emotions. Just remember to stay open to something (or someone) you thought could never happen, happening. It could be a revolution in your thinking related to your joint material situation and deeper feelings. This energy also favours new technology, renewable energy, or other areas you might term ’alien’ in a mystical or psychological sense. Virgos born 31st Aug-10th Sept or with between 8-17 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most.
For many years, Neptune is transiting through your area of close relationships – personal or professional. Neptune brings a more supportive, empathic or psychic flavour to all types of one-to-one relationships. You may find yourself relied upon by someone who needs caring for. This is not the best transit for business type alliances as things may not be as good as they are cracked up to be. In personal relationships signals tend to get crossed, so, just take more time to make sure things are clear between you and avoid putting others on a pedestal or giving away your power because of your ‘blind’ faith. Hopefully, each side should be seeing each other as you really are with no frills attached. Now is the time to balance your high ideals and fantasies with the reality of what’s going on in the love department or within a professional relationship. So, avoid over-romanticizing partners or ignoring the small print in a contract during this period.
Virgos born from the 26th-31st August or with 3-8 degrees Virgo rising will feel this energy most in 2014.
The life-changing force of Pluto, in Capricorn, since 2008, is in a brilliant angle to your Sun sign and means regeneration from deep levels through recreational activities or speculative enterprises. You may become deeply involved in artistic or recreational activities which have the potential to influence many. You may strive to get more creative or artistic control in an area which allows you to shine in your own special and unique way.
Regarding children or young people this could be a powerful influence and life-changing. There will at times, be a radical letting go of old scenarios which could ultimately be empowering. This is the energy of rebirth affecting your choices in all kinds of relationships which may feel quite compelling and you could discover a deep soul connection with someone. Conversely, romantic connections could be intense and lead to a new beginning – one way or another.
Virgos born 2nd-7th September or with 10-14 degrees of Virgo rising will feel this energy most this year.
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