Saturn forms a square with Neptune this morning
- the first in a series that will recur in June and September, 2016.
We've likely been feeling this energy in the past weeks and it will
stick with us for much of 2016. Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us. Financial restrictions may seem to block our plans, or we could feel a sudden lack of inspiration. We might be forced to face issues we've been avoiding or putting off, or deal with addictions, money drains, and other behaviors that have been dragging us down. Sacrifices may need to be made in order to gain materially or spiritually. It's important to simplify and detoxify,
but also reach out to others for support and guidance. Over the coming
year, it will be important to take a hard look at our addictions, fears,
and attitudes that have us chained to situations and that keep us from growing
and moving on/forward. The Moon is in Gemini all day.
November begins with continued strong focus on your own sign, dear Virgo. You are turning heads and making things happen. While you're getting attention, you're also quite independent now, and in fact, doing things on your own behalf has the biggest rewards now. New initiatives may be best saved for the week following the New Moon on the 11th, but you're certainly going to be busy before then.
Finances are stronger than usual all month. Your financial ruler, Venus is in your own sign until the 8th, after which it's in its own house. It's a great time to pay special attention to your income, how you spend your money, and your valuables. You'll have great ideas for how to improve your bottom line, as well as how to better make use of the resources you have. Venus is also moving rather closely with Mars all month, a secondary financial ruler in your solar chart. After the Venus-Mars alignment on the 2nd, these planets are close but separating, and this allows you to be more level-headed and less impulsive with money.
There is also an important theme around communications, learning, and siblings or acquaintances this month. Some of you could be considering working with a sibling or classmate towards an important goal, for example. You could be especially motivated to sort out your daily affairs, get going on a learning endeavor or study, and push a communications project forward. It's a great time for gathering your facts, although there will be times when you could feel a little harried. You're encouraged to experiment with different ideas and projects, but don't let it get to a point where you're living life in a nervous state. You'll miss out on the real opportunities that are bound to present themselves, particularly from the 10-13.
Venus and Mars move out of your sign on the 8th and 12th, respectively, but some longer-term guests remain in Virgo: Jupiter, the planet of expansion and good graces, and the North Node of the Moon, which encourages independence and confidence. This is a year of confidence building and of expressing yourself in new, exciting, and positive ways.
From the 8-12, creative ideas for business and money-making enterprises are in focus. This can also be a time for discovering, developing, and putting to better use of your natural talents. You'll be finding fabulous new ways for using the resources you already have to your advantage now. It's a great time for getting the support you need, but perhaps more importantly, making things happen on your own. If you've been considering an independent venture or going into business for yourself, you'll be strongly motivated to get going on this now.
Mercury and the Sun move into your home and family sector on the 20th and 22nd, respectively, and while this can often bring a little more calm to your life, they rather quickly meet with Saturn, already in this sector, and this can demand that attention is paid to important structures in your life. Responsibilities to family or domestic affairs can be a little weighty now. For some, there could be the need to parent or finance someone (parenting a parent for example), and possibly repairs to deal with. With Saturn forming a square with Neptune, a relationship may be strained with increased attention and responsibility to the home or family. People in your life can be draining your energy now, and you'll need to work out a plan that helps you to better divide your attention between self-care and attention to others. The Full Moon on the 25th can bring a turning point to a career or life path matter. Take things step by step, day by day, and trust that you'll get to all that you need to do in good time.
2015 continues to emphasize behind-the-scenes work and service, as well as
new insights into your deeper nature, dear Virgo. However, by September, you're
ready to share yourself with others, and they receive you very warmly. In fact,
there can be a blast of popularity in the last four months of the year and
extending into 2016. The year ahead is about healing and getting into better
touch with your innermost needs and wants, after which your confidence builds to
the point that you can put your self-realizations into action. People begin to
really "see" you, enjoy your presence, and want more! Being around you makes
others feel good.
An interesting combination is with you in 2015: Jupiter, ruler of your home,
family, and personal life, moves into your sign from August 11th forward,
stimulating your confidence, a love of freedom, and your desire to really
experience life in new ways. Much of the year, responsible and restrictive
Saturn transits Jupiter's sign, Sagittarius, and the same sector that Jupiter
rules. So, while you're busy expanding, learning, connecting, and engaging,
you're also doing important work on your self-image, foundations, and domestic
life that involves pruning, simplifying, and structuring. This is not the
easiest of Saturn transits, but it may very well tame the more excessive,
over-the-top, and wasteful tendencies of Jupiter's transit in your sign. It may
be one of the tamer Jupiter transits to your sign in your life time (there is a
year-long Jupiter transit to your sign every 12 years or so), but perhaps a more
balanced one as well. There can be a lot of focus on serving the family again
this year, but there will be distinct periods in 2015 when the family also serve
you, give back, and help you out. There can be changes with parents, children,
support, and home life that are significant, but these involve both challenges
and rewards, setbacks and advances. In the first half of the year, find the time
for rest, reflection, and healing as much as is healthy for you. Connect with
your spiritual needs and take advantage of any opportunity to learn about what
attitudes you've been wearing that have prevented you from pursuing your own
happiness and life experience. We often feel guilty without knowing fully why,
and Virgos tend to have this problem more than most. This is a time for
discovering irrational feelings of guilt and working on ridding yourself of
them. This is a time for giving back in areas that you've felt indebted or
unbalanced, and for spiritual self-renewal. Ideally, you'll discover what has
been holding you back from enjoying life, and then take this lesson forward as
you pursue your dreams.
Jupiter moving into your sign mid-August certainly nudges you forward, but
retrograde Venus from July 25-Septemer 6 can point to more inner work. The Solar
Eclipse mid-September in your own sign will give you a nice push. You'll have a
sense that you are able to start fresh. In October and November, you're raring
to go with Venus and Mars in your sign, highlighting your uniquely appealing
traits and stimulating your drive and energy levels. You also benefit from a
powerful transit beginning in October that stimulates your desire to express
yourself in new, transformed ways. You will be finding yourself, and your voice,
through creative projects and communication channels. While this period is more
about you and your personality, romantic expression reaches new heights as well.
Children may be thriving as previous obstacles are overcome.From
September forward, pressures on learning, schooling, and producing are lessened
considerably. This is a time when you are seeing opportunities where you
previously saw obstacles. You are less guarded about what you say and do, and
thus feel freer to express yourself.
Your love life continues to be on the tumultuous side, and while the last few
months of the year are strong for you personally, from November forward, both
easy and challenging energy is with you for love relationships and business
partnerships, if applicable. There can be problems stemming from family that
weigh heavily on love matters. Watch that a relationship doesn't become so
draining and demanding that other areas of life suffer. Draw
some boundaries and look out for yourself. Working towards more financial
independence continues to be important this year, and is easier than it was for
most of 2014. Mercury retrograde periods, generally three per year, are times
for catching your breath, looking at your life and projects a little more
critically, and making important edits. In 2015, these occur from January
21-February 11, May 18-June 11, and September 17-October 9. Other important
dates to watch for include May 3-19 and June 6-23 when actions and
communications that are too impulsive or over-the-top can negatively impact your
reputation or career. These need not be difficult, and in fact some of your
impulses may be genius on some level if you've lacked courage to make important
changes, but it's important to think twice at these times. Check with what's in
your heart before taking action and speaking out. Take full advantage of a
powerful lineup of planets in your sign that boost personal appeal in
mid-October to early November.
The Full Moon is in your sign on March 5th this year, and this happens while
Venus and Mars are in your intimacy sector - emotions and passions run deep. You
might come to an epiphany about your feelings.
The Solar Eclipse on March 20th, 2015 can push a partnership matter forward.
This is the first in a series of cosmic nudges to sort out your relationships
(the series lasts until 2017). In the weeks and possibly months after this
eclipse, a new beginning may be experienced in a partnership, whether this is a
new relationship itself or a different attitude or approach to committed
Venus is retrograde from July 25 to September 6, 2015, which affects all of
us in general, mainly in the areas of love and finances. These matters are not
straightforward during this period, and it is a time for reviewing our attitudes
rather than forging ahead boldly into new love relationships or financial
projects. For you, this retrograde occurs for the most part in your privacy
sector, which is not directly connected to love. The emphasis on past matters is
especially strong for you now. Past actions might come back to visit you, and for some, past
partners reappear in person or in your thoughts to an unusual degree. Karmic
circumstances are occurring now. The first few days of the retrograde cycle,
Venus is in your sign, and you might experience a false start of sorts. With big
activity on the horizon, this is a powerful period for really getting to know
what it is you truly want, because the cosmos are granting you the opportunity
to pursue it after the Solar Eclipse in your sign in September and a beautiful
connection between Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto from October forward.
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.