Virgo - August 2019
Hello Virgo! Love affairs could take a rather mysterious turn in August, as Venus spends the days up to the 21st in your house of secrets! It may suddenly seem inappropriate to express feelings of affection openly, and you will be inclined to keep romantic interactions under wraps. The new Moon of the 1st conjuncts Venus here, and signifies a new love arriving, but this could take a while to get off the ground, as neither of you feels confident about saying what you want. Venus’s square with Uranus during the first eight days of the month could cause some problems around spiritual development, as you struggle to calm your mind in order to fully tap into your psychic energy. You are likely to struggle generally in fact during this week with relaxation, as you feel restless and unsettled for reasons you can’t quite ascertain. Don’t try too hard, allow those thoughts to come and go and know that a more reflective period is coming as we move towards the middle of the month.
Family life will receive a boost from Jupiter’s direction change on the 12th, and as you feel that optimistic, positive energy flooding back into your domestic world, you will want to spend as much time with your loved ones as possible. This is a time for reuniting long lost relatives and arranging family get togethers, after what may have seemed to be a period of unusual quiet in your household. Jupiter and Mercury come together between the 18th and 24th in a helpful trine which is very beneficial for talking out past domestic issues and resentments. It’s also a good time to unearth information about a property you wish to purchase or your family history, as the honest and open nature of this energy will unearth all the facts you are looking for. Sustained clashes between Jupiter and Neptune, however, will exacerbate disputes with your partner over family problems. Compassion is not on your other half’s agenda right now, and you will find this frustrating and limiting.
A second new Moon in Virgo on the 30th sends you some fabulous opportunities to try new creative ventures. This is time for you, so if you’ve been putting your dreams on hold because of your commitments to everyone else in your life, put those commitments on pause and think about what you really want to do. Venus continues to influence the lunar energy here, hence it’s also a wonderful period for enhancing your appearance in some way or having some kind of beauty treatment or pampering session. Other favourable days in August for getting what you want out of life are the 2nd to 4th, 11th to 13th and 21st to 23rd when the Moon forms favourable aspects to your natal Sun. These are days to express your needs and go for what you want.
There is a great deal of retrograde activity across the heavens this month, creating a strong feeling of reflection and review across most of our lives. Neptune’s retrograde energy is especially potent in your relationship sector, where you are being forced to face a few home truths about what is and isn’t working in your love life. If you have been hoping the bad stuff would go away and trying to paper over the cracks, reality will hit you now and it will be time to reconsider your choices. Neptune and Saturn continue their inspirational sextile throughout the month, which is encouraging you to work on relationship issues and try to find a common ground in situations of difficulty. Have a fantastic month!