Diana's Monthly Virgo Forecast for August 2016
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 put aside personal desires and become more aware of another’s needs or requirements, even when you are not in the mood. Others 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 let down.
MEETING AND GREETING
Mercury is in your sign putting you more in the stream of information exchange and mixing with others. A time to put those people skills to work as you outline intentions or ideas more clearly and accurately or listen with more care or perspicacity to what they are saying. 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. 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.
FEED THE SOUL, HEAL THE BODY
Until the 6th there may be less opportunity to share your feelings in an open way. Or you just will not be in the mood to do so. You’ll tend to keep things to yourself and may be feeling uncertain about where you stand in a relationship, regarding finances or a property. You could be mulling over the past and finding emotions getting in the way of rational thinking. Others can be oblivious to what’s going on for you as you take a step back, touch base, and with Venus’s knack of finding the balance, you have the chance gently iron out any inner turbulence or physical imbalance. This long transit means you are likely to feel more supported by others within a closed circle or other special environment. It is likely you can benefit materially through others in these types of shared environments. A good idea would be to immerse yourself in nurturing pursuits which feed your soul whenever you can.
GOOD IN YOUR SKIN
From the 6th Venus is in your sign, supporting a more gregarious, sociable mood and could boost your love-life and other close relationships. Meeting the world with more ease and enthusiasm after the previous phase which was less certain and more introspective. Reaching out to connect with others and some of you could be discovering a significant other.
Professional relationships get a boost with more opportunities to mix and mingle successfully or connect with those important to you. With Venus here you will tend to come across as more welcoming and attractive – good news business as well as your personal life. On the other hand, you could be feeling somewhat self-indulgent and inclined to treat yourself to activities, or purchases which boost morale or are a valuable asset. It’s not all easy-peasy with Venus, which also rules money and other material resources like possessions and property, and you’ll need to work to balance things, so just make sure that the flow of abundance is not flowing more from you than to you – unless that is your choice. Overall this is a good time to work the energy to your advantage and reap the potential benefits.
From the 3rd Mars is at the root of your chart. This means you could be busier than usual in and around HQ, or because of a property or family commitments. Physical effort may be needed right in your own back yard or there is more physical demand on you because of relatives, neighbourhood or community. Decisiveness, assertiveness or more stamina may be needed because of any of these possibilities. Mars in this area could mean a lot more coming and going within a locality even if it is not your usual stamping ground or there may be more hustle and bustle around you. As always with Mars, there could be moments of tension which surface now and again and affect your mood and you may find a way to use pent up energies in a more positive manner. Skeletons may start rattling in the closet and you have to ride the waves of emotional reactions or elements from the past have more impact or relevance to the present. On the other hand you may be putting your energies into something which connects you with society’s traditions, your own background, Mother Nature or the planet as a whole. For some, parents or parenting will be emphasized – especially the male side.
From the 23rd begins a powerful time for you with the Sun in your sign. A good time for taking stock of the past year and thinking about the future. 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.
SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET
This is an important Saturn transit for Virgos. This is the time to build upon or change aspects of what was begun in your life about 7 or 14 years ago. This time around, stress-testing of Saturn may challenge you to take responsibility for the dust swept under the rug from the past. Therapeutic work triggers inner change and, externally, a more body-centred approach through healthy practices should help you build better emotional/physical foundations.
You may have to put more into family relationships or work harder at getting along with others in a community or neighbourhood – any of which may feel lacking in some way but there will be material there to build upon. Anything you have just been tolerating regarding your domestic setup, place on the map or with family or extended family will now need your attention especially as loose ends from the past may impact the present. This is the time to get things more how you would like them to be.
Virgos born 1st-3rd September or with from 9-11 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
(The current Saturn/Neptune transit brings uncertainty and indecision into this area, so harder work is necessary to clarify things, get organized and go forward in a confident, focused manner. With Neptune in a long transit of your opposite sign Pisces the danger is to lose yourself in another, or to be the prop which holds them up. On the other hand, you may not fully realize their value in your life or their purpose which may change the dynamics of the interaction between you. Either way you may be or may have been deluding yourself about someone close (long or short-term). Now Saturn is in close degree to Neptune you have the chance to be more realistic in your perceptions, how to balance how you wish things to be with how it really is in the now. On the other hand someone you feel is familiar to you on first meeting could also be crossing your path…).
Jupiter is in your sign until September. This means it’s time for a real growth spurt in your life and things could be taking off in (several) new directions and it will be up to you to be guided by what feels right to you. You will discover much through those from different backgrounds or belief systems, about their ways of seeing things, so, quite a learning curve there but in other areas too. More travel, foreign cultures or higher education could be part of the picture. Just try to avoid trusting to luck or overlooking important details and expanding too far too fast. This is your opportunity to think bigger and reach for the golden ring on the merry-go-round of life.
Virgos born 13th-21st September or with 21-29 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this month.
During the 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 as you integrate more levels of yourself. But remember to 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. Careful you don’t get a distorted view of someone’s worth – in either direction. Virgos born 1st-4th Sept or with 9-12 degrees rising will feel the energy the most this month.
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What today looks like:
Starting today, and ending on Sunday, the Sun is coordinating with the Moon. Your area of spirituality, subconcious, and mystery is infused with a creative, expressive impulse by our Sun in Leo. While this easy, natural connection continues, it may be good to sign a private contract, or to ask your partner about yourself.
Elsewhere: beginning today, and concluding on Tuesday, our Moon is moving through the sign of Aries. For you, Virgo, this means a few days where sex, and close relationships are safer, and more nurturing. The Moon, when in Aries, provides a desire which is enthusiastic, and assertive.
Also today: starting today, and concluding on Sunday, the Moon is connecting with the planet Mars. Our Moon sitting in the sign of Pisces might mean an intuitive, dream-like feeling in your area of partnerships, close relationships, and contracts. While this beneficial, positive connection continues, it may be good to talk to your partner, or to debate with a friend.
Also On This Day:
- Venus continues a conjunction with Mercury today, which continues until the 2nd.
- Mars carries on transiting the sign of Scorpio until the 2nd.
- Our Moon continues transiting the sign of Pisces until Sunday.
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