The Moon continues its transit of Water sign Pisces until
1:05 PM EDT, when it enters fiery Aries. The Sun and Jupiter form a trine aspect
early into the day, stimulating hope, optimism, and a desire to improve,
impress, and do good things. This influence is about growth and expansiveness.
We are more aware of moral issues, and have a desire to improve and learn. The
Moon's entrance into Aries early afternoon can stimulate a desire to start fresh
or take action. Generally speaking, however, with a New Moon on the 6th, this is
a better time of the lunar cycle to let go and wind down than to begin entirely
new endeavors. The Moon in Aries can be impatient and impulsive, but also
courageous and open.
There can be a strong focus on learning, sharing ideas, publishing, and venturing out beyond your usual bounds in May, dear Virgo. While Mercury, your ruler, is retrograde until the 22nd, and Mars is as well (all month), you have many reasons to be hopeful and frequently enjoy moments when your spirits are lifted.
The first half of May is excellent for editing and revising, returning to old interests and studies, work on projects you aim to publish, creative works, and partnerships. You may be revisiting old relationships, perhaps only in the mind, and ideally learning from past regrets. You may regain confidence in old plans, ideas, and projects now - there are treasures to be found in works-in-progress that you may have left behind. However, to make them work in the future, you need to approach them in new ways. Some special days for opportunities in these areas are the 2-3, 9-10, 12-13, and 30th. The New Moon on the 6th ushers in good energy for recommitting to plans and projects, as well as for new resolutions to explore, grow, and expand beyond the regular experiences of your life. This is a good time for exploring new adventures or perspectives with a partner and people you care about. Romantic possibilities may come from a person who is of a very different background than you around the 12-13, or from a long-lost friend. There can be a financial boost or gift.
You are more visible than usual with the Sun in your solar tenth house from the 20th forward. A Full Moon occurs on the 21st, aligning with retrograde Mars, which opposes the Sun exactly the next day just when Mercury stations direct - a complicated mix of energies! Challenging family or home life issues could emerge now. Pay close attention to any emotional "slush", anger, or resentment that surfaces now, as you might better understand some of the tension that has recently been with you. The good news is that whatever emerges now is in full view and this begins the process of working things through.
If you've been overdoing certain personal freedoms to the detriment of other life departments, the Jupiter-Saturn square the peaks on the 26th will remind you of the need to strike a balance. This is an important time for getting your home and family life in order. Plans that were too ambitious may need some reworking. Look for ways to simplify your life, as the work you do now on streamlining and restructuring can benefit you for years to come. This influence first came into influence last summer and is now ending.
From May 27th, Mars spends its last month in retrograde in your communications sector. Some of the pressure you've been feeling on the domestic scene releases, and you turn your attention to courses, studies, and interests that may need special attention. Challenges with self-expression, pushing/selling your ideas, or with neighbors and siblings may occur for some of you. However, this is a strong period for fixing problem areas and revising work you did in the past. Positive educational, work, or travel news may be forthcoming around the 30th, when your voice is stronger than usual and others may recognize you as an authority on a subject. You are moving towards a career and life path yearly peak of sorts in the last week of May.
2016 can be a popular and fruitful year, dear Virgo. Bountiful Jupiter
continues to transit your sign until October 9th, encouraging you to find
everything to love about life, and about yourself as well! Jupiter comes around
to a sign for approximately a year, about every twelve years. This particular
Jupiter transit occurs while your sign is receiving some challenges from Saturn,
Chiron, and Neptune, however, so it may feel a little tamer at times. This may
in fact be a good thing, as Jupiter can be extravagant and excessive on its own,
and often needs a little Saturn to bring it down to earth.
When Jupiter isn't beleaguered, life is all about discovery, experimentation,
opening up, getting around, and enjoying experiences that you typically overlook
or don't often feel empowered enough to grab. This is a time for a fresh start
in some significant way. For some, it will be about home and family. For others,
it's about finances. April and May are special for a sense of freedom on
financial or intimate levels, and much of the first six months of 2016 is
powerful for finding yourself, or your
through creative projects and communications. New ventures can be especially successful,
but so can reviving projects already in progress. You're seeing opportunities
where you previously saw obstacles.
You're certainly vying for more freedom, but responsibilities to home and
family do need attention. There can also be some ups and downs or times of
dysfunction in a partnership that can seem to intrude on this very powerful time
of self-discovery. Don't be afraid to work on making yourself happy - in fact,
it's the major key to success now. Explore independence. Let your personality
shine. Others are enjoying, recognizing, and even applauding your creative
endeavors. Some are turning to you as a leader.
A Solar Eclipse in March is an important one for recognizing partnership
needs, and the Lunar Eclipse in September can push the matter. Use the energy of
the Lunar Eclipse in late March to sort out any tricky financial problems,
particularly related to debts and shared resources.
You need to test and taste experiences for yourself and by your own
guidelines in order to truly believe in them. Taking the lead is important in
2016. Attend to your responsibilities, but draw up boundaries with others if
they are over-stepping (and current influences suggest that they are likely to
do so). This is a time for taking some of yourself back, as you've been giving
so much that you may have begun to forget what you truly want. Neptune and
Chiron in your partnership sector all year and beyond can have the effect of
blurring boundaries to the point that what you feel you need may in fact be what
a significant other wants. Jupiter in your sign is attempting to even this out.
You have wonderful opportunities to work on your communications in 2016,
particularly from is essential this year, particularly in
the first seven months, when assertive, fiery Mars moves through your solar third house
of communication for most of that period, some of this time in retrograde motion.
You are taking charge and taking the lead when it comes to learning,
communicating, commuting, and connecting. There may be some problems with
brusqueness and a tendency to impulsive speech and movement, but you'll get the
chance to refine this, particularly in June.
Love should be more about your needs this year than about giving if you've
been out of balance in this arena. In reality, relationships are rarely even in
the give and take department - there is a natural ebb and flow in relationships
as there is in other life arenas - but overall, this should balance out. In
2016, it's your turn to take some personal space and to rediscover your personal
The work you do on sorting out your finances, debts, and obligations begins
to pay off considerably by the final quarter of 2016. Confidence in your own
income or ability to provide for yourself and any dependents gets a real boost,
and this can translate to improved earning power. This will increase
considerably in 2017, but for now, you'll begin to see some nice progress. Many
of you will be boosting up and improving your comfort and feelings of security
in the home.
This Year in Love: Virgo
2016 Love Horoscope for Virgo
Jupiter having moved into your sign on August 11th, 2015, is the big headline for
this period, dear Virgo. This transit that lasts until September 2016 occurs
only every 12 years (approximately).
This Jupiter transit boosts your confidence, personal presence, and
likability factor. People enjoy your company and are drawn to your positive
energy. You feel more entitled to happiness and rewards, and this tends to bring
positive opportunities into your life.
If you've done your inner "work" well, this can be an especially rewarding
period. Your confidence in yourself and faith in the world are growing
exponentially. You are more willing to have new experiences and to rid yourself of those
things that have been holding you back from truly living and owning your life. You are taking more
"me" time, which is in fact long overdue.
The last time Jupiter transited your sign was from August 2003 to September
2004 (and before that, from September 1991 to October 1992). Jupiter transits
are different for everyone, and different for each person at different cycles in
their lives, but it can be helpful to look back at these periods to see what was
going on then.
Keep in mind that although Jupiter transiting one's own sign is generally
considered fortuitous, it's a more independent and freedom-seeking period than a
From October-November 2015 forward, the North Node is in your sign. This will
continue throughout 2016 and until May 2017. This transit brings a strong need
to discover your independence, and very much reinforces the transit of
Jupiter in your sign - freedom and independence are everything to you right now! Your challenge is to learn how to rely
on yourself, which ultimately will bring you joy and opportunity. This does not
mean excluding a partner from your life. It simply means that in order to
experience balanced relationships, you need to work on building internal peace,
rather than focusing on achieving peace and balance through relationships. It's
time to take care of yourself and discover or re-discover your true needs and
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.