The Moon is in Libra all day.
Venus squares Uranus very early into the day, and there can be some
disruptive, but possibly eye-opening experiences in our relationships. In the
morning, Venus trines Saturn and then Chiron. Affections stabilize and mature,
and we tend to slow down and appreciate stability rather than excitement. It's a
strong time for building trust in relationships, and for seeing potential in
one another. We are feeling more competent, effective, and secure, and we have a
strong sense of both tradition and innovation. Later today, Mars squares
Jupiter, and we can put pressures on ourselves to get a whole bunch of things
going. Enthusiasm is good, but we should avoid overloading or overshooting.
We might be too quick to make decisions and to form opinions or judgments. We
can also be so focused on what we think should be that we
lose sight of what is possible. The inclination towards taking risks is strong, and
patience is short.
Your personal charm levels are strong this month, dear Virgo. Tricky problems
and indecision about career and long-term goals are clearing up and becoming a thing of the past.
In many ways, you feel that you're moving forward. You are more able to lean on friends, although demands from close to home continue to be an issue. Jupiter makes a big move this month, and for you, begins a year-long transit in which you are likely to find joy in a supportive or behind-the-scenes role. A long-term project or endeavor might be ending or
in need of an overhaul in order to continue successfully. While this is a strong
period for getting in touch with your more giving nature and with your own
desires and goals, do watch that others don't take advantage of your generosity. The Full Moon on the 12th can stimulate a conflict with others over values, money, and resources.
It can also open your eyes to a romantic interest, new hobby, or a
pleasure-seeking avenue. Once Mars moves into your communications zone on the 26th, you'll have increased energy for learning and personal interests, and there can be a lot of activity in your daily life, with not a lot of chance for focused work. Pressures to make money or push business and practical matters ahead begin to subside. You have less need to worry about money and to squabble over power dynamics. The last week of July brings a greater need and desire for time to yourself to recuperate and renew yourself.
Virgos are known for their strong connection to work and service. However,
while work will assume some importance in 2014, dear Virgo, you are now paying
more attention to other needs - social, spiritual, and personal. There is a
healing process going on for you this year. It's a time of service, but also a
time for getting the rest you need. In the first half of 2014, you're continuing
a cycle in which connections to friends, groups, and your community are
beneficial and important. It's a strong time for reaching out to others,
networking, and making connections. There can be group involvements that bring
you much joy, new friendships that feed your spirit, and a larger focus on
"happiness" goals all around. Particularly in May, many of you are making
lasting connections, possibly working on important projects with others, and
sharing your knowledge with friends or associates. You could be finding your
"voice" through others or through group connections. This is a fine time to lay
down solid plans for long-term goals. Financial matters are in need of some
serious review in the first half of the year. It will be especially important to
get money matters sorted out. Motivation to increase your own income is strong
now, and possibly fueled by problems with loans, taxes, alimony, or shared
money, which may not be very reliable. Many benefits can come through working
towards some level of financial independence this year. The second half of the
year brings Jupiter, the planet of abundance, into your privacy zone. This
year-long influence (it lasts until August 2015) prefaces Jupiter's transit of
your own sign, which will bring you out of your shell and confident enough to
reap your due rewards. Until then, there will be more emphasis on privacy, down
time, relaxation, meditation, and rest. There can also be some sacrifices made
for others, as your own needs seem to be less pressing as those of the people
you love, and to humanity as a whole in some cases. You may be doing a lot for
others at this time, and mostly quite happily. You more easily brush ego issues
aside, recognizing your contribution to others as highly important. Of course,
you need to draw some boundaries, but for the most part, this is all a voluntary
process that brings you joy. There can be a lot of focus on serving the family
in the second half of the year and well into 2015. While this is a time for
healing from the inside out and some escapism from the pressures of the world,
as well as the pressures you place on yourself, it's of course important to
avoid overdoing escapist tendencies. Be sure to check in from time to time and
determine whether it's doing more harm than good.
From September forward especially, there is beautiful energy for any kind of
psychological or physical healing programs and work, financial initiatives, an
awakening of inner life and spirituality, and powerful intuition. You can rely
wonderfully on your intuition at this time. You can improve intimacy in
relationships, as well as in your relationship with yourself! Generally
speaking, love relationships can be much as they were last year, as the similar
energies continue to influence your relationship sectors in 2014. You require
more than the ordinary, humdrum, and regular experiences in order for your heart
to engage. Some of you could be attracting tumultuous love relationships -
casual relationships that end up demanding a lot from you, and possibly draining
you. Some could be attracting controlling or intense people in love. Committed
relationships can be very unclear and hard to define. You will need to be
careful that you're not holding out for someone unattainable and missing out on
more empowering relationship opportunities in the process. Love can seem to
require sacrifices, and there is a point when you may need to draw some
boundaries and look out for yourself. Love opportunities can arise in places of
learning or through connections made online or on the phone. Some of you could
be working on projects that require a lot of attention to detail, or could be
involved in demanding learning endeavors. Students have good energy for applying
themselves and taking on responsibility this year, but there can be times when
they feel a little overwhelmed. 2014 is powerful for healing, socializing,
resting, and preparing for busier years to come.
Longer term influences that were with you last year continue in 2014.
Neptune, the planet of illusion, continues to move through your partnership
sector this year, potentially bringing some confusion to your close one-to-one
relationships. This influence can cast a veil over committed relationships and
partnering. Particularly for those Virgos born August 26-30, there can be a lot
of confusion and a distinct lack of definition in partnership. Partnership may
be elusive at this time, and for some, it can be changing so significantly that
it's no longer recognizable. Virgos should be careful about devoting themselves
to someone unavailable or to a memory of a person who is no longer that same
person. They should also watch for seeing things for what they want to see,
rather than reality. If everyone around you is telling you that a partner is
using you or is not worthy of your attention, you may be tempted to defend them,
but do ask yourself if you are receiving even a fraction of what you are giving,
as there is a strong theme of sacrifice in partnerships going on now.
Others may have such high expectations of relationships, with dreams of
finding a soul mate, that reality is certain to lead to some disappointments.
Others may feel a certain disdain with what's available to them and can feel a
strong feeling of lack in their lives. Others are letting go of dreams of a
committed relationship, possibly after having experienced the more unflattering
side of relationships. However, this is also a time for recognizing unfulfilled
romantic needs, and you can get into better touch with what these are. A
spiritual connection is desired now, and relationships that don't provide you
with a sense of spiritual fulfillment will no longer satisfy....
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.