Virgo - August 2018
Hi Virgo! It’s time to put the brakes on your busy life and take a good look at where you’re at in August, as the Sun takes a break in your house of secrets until the 23rd! This is the part of your chart where everything happens under the surface or behind the scenes, and for dynamic bundles of energy like the Sun, this means a restrictive period of rest and reflection. Thinking about your year and how well you have achieved your ambitions will be key now, as you prepare for your solar return at the month end. A poignant solar eclipse on the 11th could push you into new territory with your spiritual development, and this is a wonderful time to take that psychic sense to a new level of awareness. Mercury is retrograde in this part of your chart until the 19th, too, therefore you may need to watch how you share your private information. It’s not that others can’t be trusted, more that accidental breaches of security are likely.
Uranus is also retrograde this month, picking up speed in reverse gear in your travel sector. Last minute changes of plan, unexpected decisions made on a whim and a general aura of unpredictability are the usual features of Uranus retrograde transits, and as a person who likes to have an itinerary, travelling could be a difficult process for you right now! The key, if you feel able, is to accept the precarious nature of this area of your life and go with the flow, it could lead you to some unusual and exciting people and places. If you are studying, it might be time to differentiate between what you feel you should be doing, and what you really want to do in your heart. Uranus’s fabulous connections with Saturn and the Sun after the 24th will support your dreams, as the opportunity arises to take on a new hobby or creative project. This could turn out to be something very special and will be a great success.
Enjoying life continues to be an uphill struggle for Virgos, as Pluto, Saturn and Mars all spend at least some part of the month moving backwards in your house of leisure and pleasure. Those feelings of guilt, coupled with a tendency to quickly become obsessive about pastimes or romantic interests, are preventing your spontaneous side from shining through, as spending time on your own projects seems to come at a price. Mars will be here after the 14th, and plans for an important night out which were originally discussed during his first visit here in mid-May, could be disappointingly unravelled now. Similarly, someone in whom you expressed a romantic interest back then might let you down in some way. There is a positive outcome here, once Mars turns around and comes back this way in early September, what you want is likely to come to pass.
The Moon will be full on the 26th in your house of partners, hence relationships with love partners, business associates and anyone with whom you have entered into a legal contract, will all be in the spotlight. The full Moon tends to illuminate every aspect of the part of life she touches, so that you can’t escape the problems and are forced to tackle what’s troubling you head on. If there are issues around any of these people or situations in your world, they must be dealt with now. Legal battles should reach a conclusion now, although with the Moon connected to Saturn, the result will require some compromise on your part. Have an amazing August!