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As the summer begins to fade away, recharge and get back on track.
Virgo season kicks off August 22, ushering in the final weeks of summer and an urgency to get back on track after two months filled with late nights, fun in the sun, personal drama, and passionate exchanges. Yes, child of the universe, the stars will align to shift your focus from party time to bedtime as the Virgo Sun asks you to take a more health-oriented and organized approach to life. Prepare yourself for fewer outings with friends and more weekends dedicated to personal errands, home renovations, and meal planning. Luckily, the more proactive you are about living well and reaching your goals, the more satisfied you will feel, helping you make peace with the fact that work will take precedence over play throughout the next 31 days.
While these vibes are certainly supportive of regaining control of your life, they could also contribute to messy mistakes, elevated stress levels, physical tension, and anxiety. The perfectionist who dwells within may climb out of its cave, causing you to place unrealistic expectations on yourself or the people around you. There’s also a chance that you will struggle with maintaining a healthy balance between your professional and personal lives, as your daily duties are likely to increase. Meanwhile, getting caught up in small details threatens to emerge as a recurring theme, though writing out a to-do list each week can help you stay on track, as nothing pleases Virgo energy more than crossing off these tasks.
Nurturing your health should also be a priority, especially once Venus moves into the sign of the maiden on September 4. Take this planetary placement as a cosmic cue that it’s time to think about your diet, exercise habits, and sleep schedule, especially if you’ve been suffering from depleted energy levels or physical discomfort. Finding ways to decompress will play an imperative role in surviving this astrological period, so you may want to enroll with a yoga studio, find a meditation practice that suits you, or invest in a small mountain of bath bombs. Luckily, the Aries Full Moon on October 9 will bring forth a rush of motivation to put yourself first, supporting your desire to start fresh and implement better habits into your daily life.
Brace yourself for some serious shifts throughout the next several weeks, dear ram, as the Virgo Sun travels through the sector of your chart that governs work, health, and daily routines, hitting you with a double dose of these efficient yet stress-inducing vibes. Your schedule may suddenly become jam-packed with meetings, appointments, work, and errands, which could lead to burnout if you don’t set aside time each week to unwind and focus on self-care. Eating nutritious foods and maintaining a balanced diet will play an important role in keeping your endurance up, and you may want to keep an eye on your alcohol, junk food, and caffeine intake, taking care that the amount of these substances doesn’t elevate along with your responsibilities.
You’re known as one of the most independent and self-sufficient members of the zodiac, which is great for getting projects off the ground and inspiring others, though asking for help isn’t one of your strong suits. With so much activity centered around your professional life, it’ll be important that you’re willing to request assistance when you need it, even if doing so feels unnatural. Teamwork will be the fuel that generates your success during this time, so if you begin to sense that you’ve taken on too much, don’t be afraid to reach out for an extra hand.
Though your driven nature can help you climb out of almost any hole you stumble into, a vast majority of the stressful situations that you find yourself in could have likely been prevented with better planning and more patience. Thinking through each day can help you stay at the top of your game, though you should also get into the habit of setting specific goals that you’d like to accomplish each week. The more structure you can bring into your life, the more stable you’ll feel throughout this astrological period. Working on projects that involve your hands and spending time in nature can also provide therapeutic outlets, giving you an opportunity to tune out stress and mental chatter while grounding.
While Virgo season has a tendency to bring through uptight and perfection-driven behaviors in others, you’ll have a unique opportunity to release your inhibitions and go with the flow as the stars encourage you to blow off some steam. That’s right, little bull, summer fun won’t necessarily stop just because the universe is asking everyone else to get their affairs in order, thanks to the Sun’s placement in the sector of your chart that governs ego, creativity, and friendships. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll be spending your free nights out on the town until morning begins to creep in, as these vibes will also bring a productive and grounded energy to the table.
As a Venus-ruled sign, you’re one of the most artistically gifted members of the zodiac, with a keen eye for detail and quality. Though these skills are often spent refining your taste in food, music, art, and so much more, Virgo season will ask you to redirect this focus toward yourself, encouraging you to explore your own form of creative expression. Consider swapping your typical social scene for an arts and crafts night with your besties, even if your skillset as an artist limits you to an evening filled with paint-by-numbers sets, music from your formative years, and a bottle of rosé.
Though you’ll be one of the more carefree and blessed signs throughout this astrological period, that doesn’t mean it won’t present a few challenges. Your ego will be more fragile than you’re used to, which could drum up paranoia in your personal life, especially if there’s a history of gossip in your social circle. You’ll also want to keep a close watch on your mood, as a bad day could bring out your pessimistic side, causing you to fixate on and multiply the reasons why life is so grim. Lastly, avoid criticizing your appearance at all costs, and choose to appreciate and value your body for the marvelous machine that it is.
As the social butterfly of the zodiac, you have no problem adapting to situations as they happen, quickly finding your place in almost any circumstance, even if this sometimes means playing the role of wallflower. Your intuition allows you to somewhat predict what others are thinking, giving you an edge when it comes to anticipating needs and curating favor with the people around you. Unfortunately, a desire to be liked can sometimes crowd your judgment as your circle of friends grows, putting you at risk for emotional upheaval when disappointments arise. As the Sun makes its way through Virgo and your solar fourth house, you’ll be forced to examine your feelings and the people who rock them.
Give yourself plenty of space to acknowledge what’s in your heart, opting for quiet evenings at home over loud nights out. You’ll be in need of some serious recharging, especially if you’ve been having to compartmentalize your thoughts in order to stay focused throughout the day. Nurturing your mind, body, and soul will bring some much-needed clarity, allowing you to better understand your emotional ties and the strings that pull at your heart.
Though getting real with yourself about any toxic entanglements you’re involved in might not feel therapeutic at first, it’ll give you the confidence and bravery required to move away from such dynamics. A pattern of intellectualizing emotions could have thrown you into a pattern of accepting bad behavior, pushing away hurt feelings in order to hold together certain connections in your life. Unfortunately, a desire to fix someone else or the bond you share could derail any evolutionary paths the universe is attempting to steer you toward, making it important that you accept people for who they are. If you continue to be let down by the same person over and over again, it may be time to say your final words before moving on with your life for good.
You’ll have an opportunity to retrain your brain as the Sun sails through Virgo and your solar third house, dear Cancer, encouraging you to marry common sense with wellness. This luminary placement will act as a reminder of what’s good for you, tapping you on the shoulder each time you place indulgence over health. While these sentiments may not paint a glamorous picture for the next 31 days, you’ll feel strangely intelligent and satisfied with each good choice you make. So, next time you’re tempted to stay up late binge-watching your latest obsession or take on too many responsibilities at work, try to consider the cost you’re paying. If your mental health isn’t where it needs to be, it may be time to look at the cycle you’re currently on.
Your mind will be a busy place whether you like it or not, which could equate to brilliant ideas or meltdowns triggered by overstimulation. Taking control of your life will help bring peace to your psyche, making it imperative that you close in on your goals each day, leaving plenty of room to accomplish all that you set out to achieve. Keeping your space tidy will also play an important role in your ability to navigate this cosmic climate, so try not to let papers pile up on your desk lest you lose valuable time searching for something that’s right under your nose.
Your communication style may begin to evolve right now as well, as the stars align to help you find a perfect balance between feeling and thinking. Your emotional intelligence will rise, and you’ll bring a pragmatic approach to any conflict that arises, helping you defuse tension with a diplomatic disposition. However, these sentiments won’t be without a few instances of trial and error, and you’ll want to be mindful that your words don’t come across as preachy criticisms.
Virgo season acts as one of the busier and more bumbling times of the year, dear Leo, as the collective is encouraged to embrace more efficiency, teamwork, and active living. Though you’re no stranger to passion and moving at quick speeds, you’ll be in a unique position to slow down, opting for a more scenic route toward the future. Unfortunately, these same sentiments could cause you to pick up on imperfections that weren’t always obvious, which could cause you to overdo it with any criticisms or advice you may have for yourself or the people around you. Overthinking could cause you to second-guess your abilities, making it important that you know when it’s time to give yourself a break, as it’s likely you’ve managed to get in your own head.
If stress does find you during this cosmic period, it’ll likely come in the form of financial or social upheaval as the Sun and Mercury retrograde illuminate your solar second and third houses. Miscommunications threaten to rock your sense of security, though asking for clarity or validation when you’re feeling uncertain can help soothe these burdens. Keeping a firm grip on your finances will also help you prevail through this astrological period, though a penchant for the finer things in life could sabotage your safety net, especially if you use online shopping as an outlet to relieve boredom or stress.
A romantic element will come into play once Venus enters the sign of the maiden on September 4, providing you with an opportunity to establish solid foundations in either new or existing relationships. If you’re currently committed, this may be a good time to discuss joining finances, though taking this leap is unlikely to occur until February 2023. The main idea here is to plan for your future, whether it involves a partner or not, so that you can feel more secure with each step you take.
You’re no stranger to unmasking mistakes in professional, creative, and social settings, but as the Sun journeys through your sign, the universe will ask you to redirect your detail-oriented eye toward yourself. It’s true, darling Virgo, as your solar return inches nearer and nearer, you’ll be called to examine who or what acts as a source of happiness or grief. Nothing brings through reality checks quite like an extra candle on the cake as your ambitions collide with the facts of your situation. Luckily, you’re known as the master editor of the zodiac, which helps you apply changes that will quickly bring forth the shifts you desire.
Though you’ll feel fired up to emerge from this astrological period as a new and improved version of yourself, issues could arise when it comes to financially supporting this goal. Mercury’s retrograde motion takes place in the sector of your chart that governs finances on September 9, threatening to poke holes in your bank account. Rather than settling into the mindset that new clothes, accessories, or cosmetic changes will bring forth a fresher you, try to work with what you already have. Positive mantras and radical acts of self-love can help boost your confidence, providing you with a glow that will leave you feeling uplifted and optimistic.
Unfortunately, you’ll still be forced to contend with what is not working in your life, which could result in severed ties and abandoned projects. The stars will shine a light on the cracks of your relationships, habits, and plans, causing you to review each circumstance from a different lens. Though Venus’ placement in your sign will help you find harmony where friction manifests, you should avoid fighting for anyone who isn’t fighting just as hard for you. Find peace with the knowledge that giving up on certain people or dreams will open up space to explore new opportunities, and try your best not to linger in heartache or disappointment.
Get ready for a series of cosmic ups and downs, dear Libra, as the Virgo Sun sets up camp in the sector of your chart that governs the subconscious. This cosmic climate will mimic Pandora’s box when it comes to your heart, mind, and soul as the stars ask you to sift through and make peace with your feelings. Meanwhile, Mercury begins its retrograde journey through your sign on September 9, pushing you into the past. Intrusive thoughts could bring you back to embarrassing moments, harsh breakups, and heartache from days gone by, triggering emotional shifts when you least expect it.
Insomnia could emerge as one of the more unpleasant side effects of Virgo season, threatening to leave you tossing and turning without any real handle on where your mind is taking you. This state will feel particularly disruptive to any Libras who have been running from their shadows, making it important that you’re willing to move through any tough feelings that bubble to the surface. Since the energy at play will demand that you dive deep in your psyche, setting time aside each day to check in with yourself will become an invaluable resource to your mental health. Don’t be afraid of what lurks in the depths of your heart and mind — face them with compassion, or thoughts you’ve been avoiding may creep in just after your head hits the pillow.
Though the universe will certainly expect a lot from you right now, you can breathe a sigh of relief that whatever internal journey you’re going through right now will bless you with the gift of closure, allowing you to finally put down any baggage that you’re tired of carrying around. However, doing so will require you to take an honest look at your behavioral and relationship patterns, acknowledging what must change in order for you to evolve. Give yourself permission to ugly cry, laugh like a lunatic when no one is around, or host solo dance parties in your room. Your coping mechanisms are your own; just remember to choose healthy outlets that will guide you back into the light.
Though you’re fond of social media platforms and online chat forums, dear Scorpio, Virgo season will ask you to seek community in the real world as the Sun travels through your solar 11th house. This luminary placement is all about recognizing how you fit into society, a task that will require you to reconnect with the world around you. Consider spending each lunch break with a walk around the block, allowing yourself to become immersed in the present and the beauty that exists within it. Ditch your online meetups or classes for in-person events, especially if years of quarantine have altered the amount of time you spend outside of the house.
If you don’t feel like journeying through your surroundings solo, look for opportunities to coordinate outings with your circle of friends. However, you’ll want to be mindful that you’re supporting small businesses right now, as these vibes are all about elevating the economy of your neighborhood. You may also begin to feel hyper-aware of the plights that plague your pocket of the world, making it difficult for you to ignore issues around homelessness, crime, and political corruption. Just don’t feel pressured to solve problems you’re not equipped to take on, and opt instead to volunteer your time or financial support to local nonprofits that are fighting to change a broken system.
Unfortunately, a pessimistic view could begin to cloud your optimism as dramatic news from around the globe hits home on an internal level. Environmental and political uncertainties may trigger anxiety about the fate of humanity, causing you to worry about what the next decade may bring. Luckily, the Virgoan energy at play can help you implement small changes that can add up to big results over time, even if it’s as simple as switching to organic, taking shorter showers, or remembering to turn off electronics when leaving a room. One thing that can help carry you through this rocky terrain is to remember that the big picture isn’t really about you; it’s about how you can help and make the world a better place.
You have a reputation for being one of the more driven members of the zodiac, dear archer, with an exuberant, passionate, and fierce approach to life. This quality makes you a force to be reckoned with when your competitive nature comes out, as you’re no stranger to pulling out all the stops in order to claim that new position at work or the affections of your latest crush. Though you’re used to getting your way, there are moments when even a powerhouse like you must accept defeat, and with the Virgo Sun traveling through your solar 10th house, it’ll be important that you acknowledge your limitations.
As this astrological period continues to unfurl, you’ll notice an increase in your professional ambitions, which could cause you to test your own boundaries. Unfortunately, a desire for success could begin to take over your psyche, creating tunnel vision that makes it difficult for you to see the bigger picture. Though your efficiency will be at an all-time high, the hasty nature of your sign could cause you to rush through jobs without combing through the finer details first. However, on the other end of that spectrum, there may be moments when you get caught up in minutia, causing you to stand still when you should be blasting forward.
The key to surviving this cosmic climate is to take a step back from the passion that runs deep in your soul, in an attempt to see your current situation from a more pragmatic and logical place. You may think of yourself as an idea person who thrives on movement, but it’ll be important that you slow down right now. Mistakes will be made if you fail to appreciate the journey toward your dreams, so remember to hold steady, take your time, and lean into your methodical side, even if patience feels unnatural to your fiery spirit.
Feel free to dream big right now, dear sea goat, as the Virgo Sun shines bright in the sector of your chart that governs adventure, spirituality, and higher thinking. You’ll be in a unique position to see all the little pieces that amount to the big picture, helping you settle the details of your next bold move and quest for success. The universe will be rooting from your corner, blessing you with some extra luck and support from the stars. However, you should be careful what you wish for right now, lest you become overwhelmed by the responsibilities that come with manifestation.
In addition to the many aspirations floating around in your head, you’ll be forced to contend with the mundane aspects that keep your machine running. The vibe will be high energy and efficient, though disorganization could begin to take hold once Mercury retrograde kicks off September 9, bringing chaos to your well-laid plans. Do yourself a big favor, and take a moment to find peace before starting a busy workday so that you can remain clear-headed and composed if an obstacle does arise. The other side won’t be eager to open doors for you if you can’t maintain your current lifestyle, though finding a meditative or spiritual practice can help you stay connected to your optimism and ability to persevere.
When all is said and done, the main takeaway for you is that big dreams travel with big problems, and that your stellar manifestation skills come with a high demand for responsibility, accountability, and hard work. Luckily, the more you can handle, the more you’ll receive, which means if you’re able to master your current situation, new opportunities will pop up in mysterious ways. If you’ve been struggling to stay on top of your to-do list each week, there’s a good chance you’ll need to find a healthy working rhythm before the stars throw more responsibilities your way. Meditation can play a huge role in helping you adapt as growth finds you, helping you identify and defuse tension or anxiety before it takes over your life. Try to understand the difference between a full day and a stressful day, and look for ways to outsource your duties if you begin to feel overburdened by your personal and professional responsibilities.
Get ready to roll up your sleeves, face the logistics of being an adult, and get organized as the Virgo Sun pushes you to nail down your personal business. That’s right, darling water bearer, it’s time to tap into your personal power and get to work on those goals you spent all summer bragging about, even if some of your friends are still out there having a blast. The universe won’t respect ideas with no follow-through; this is your do- or-die moment when it comes to finding success in your personal ambitions.
As you set your sights on personal transformation and becoming an even more impressive specimen than you already are, you’ll need to watch out for the venomous poison that is jealousy. There may be moments when you feel stuck on your journey, but disparaging the success of others won’t elevate your circumstances. You should remain particularly cautious when it comes to sharing negative thoughts with friends who have a penchant for mean-spirited gossip, lest you get sucked into a cycle of envying others when you could be focusing on yourself. While it’s okay to indulge in a bit of healthy competition, you need to remember that when it comes to hoping others fail, you’re better than that.
The energy will be highly efficient right now, and you may begin to feel as though everyone is in a race to their respective finish lines. However, you may be able to find a shortcut with the help of a business or creative partner. Don’t be afraid to suggest the idea of collaborating with someone you trust, as long as you value their opinions and work ethic. On the other end of this spectrum, long-standing relationships could begin to deteriorate, making it important that you’re capable of acting as a team player. Find acceptance in the idea that you’re already the person you envision yourself becoming — you just need to fill in a few blanks with hard work and achievement milestones.
You are one of the sweetest, most compassionate, and lovable members of the zodiac, dear Pisces, with a penchant for daydreaming, following your heart, and looking at the bright side of life. While these charming qualities will remain steady throughout the duration of Virgo season, you could get into serious trouble if you spend too much time donning rose-colored glasses. The stars will encourage you to find a balance between optimism and pragmatism, though the allure of sweetness could make it difficult for you to catch red flags or deceptive behaviors.
A romantic element will come into play as the Sun moves through the sector of your chart that governs harmony and matters of the heart, which could inspire you to coordinate dreamy evenings with that special someone. Your attention to detail right now will be significantly heightened, helping you plan elaborate and thoughtful dates for your sweetie. Unfortunately, cracks could manifest in paradise if you begin to feel under-appreciated for your efforts, causing you to question whether your partner truly values you. If you find that you’re not getting as much as you’re giving, it could be a wake-up call that it’s time to move on from the dynamic, or at least find other outlets or hobbies to invest your energy in.
Any single fishies out there will have a blessed opportunity to bring in new love, though it may be wiser to focus on elevating yourself, which will ultimately widen your dating pool. If you have a history of lowering your standards in the name of companionship, you’ll have a unique opportunity to break this cycle through the act of self-improvement. Broadening your skills as a creative, expanding your knowledge through a class, and focusing on your health are all great ways to turn the tables in your favor. You’ll bring more diversity to your personality while connecting with others who are striving to do the same. Since you are a highly sensitive sign, picking a partner who is driven and supportive will be imperative to your own success, making it important that you set your sights on those who harbor true ambition.
Renée Watt is a professional psychic, astrologer, and witch based in Hollywood, California. Her mystical insights have been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. She hosts the weekly podcast The Glitter Cast, which features celebrity ghost stories and interviews with leading professionals in her field.
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