Virgo

VIRGO

Prepare for something bigger

Authenticate your soul

Happy birthday, Virgo!

Anything that is holding you back or blocking your progress will be removed this month ahead of the Sun’s arrival in your sign on the 23rd. This may surprise, provide a revelation, shock you out of complacency or simply arrive in the form of an offer you can’t refuse, Virgo.

Watch for what this is the first week of August as anything unexpected or surprising could set your future on a new evolutionary path as Mars and Uranus collide in your 9th on the 1st and then Venus in your 11th sextiles both across the 2nd – 3rd. This tells you no matter the outward appearance, it’s all for your ultimate benefit.

Let’s get this party started! Ruler Mercury arrives in your 1st bearing news from the 4th and simply making you ready for the new to begin. You are fully engaged now with setting possibilities in motion for yourself. Or visualising what these could be. Plans are initiated or begun. Meanwhile change is in the air bringing new beginnings ahead of your fresh cycle thanks to the Sun and Venus from the 11th, in your 12th angling to Jupiter and Chiron in your 8th. This may be something you have been waiting on and could be linked to your money, income or joint assets. There’s a transformation taking place for you this August and again, it is set to free you or place your feet on a new path towards opportunity. Be ready to act.

Anything which no longer serves you will fall away between the start of the month and the Sun’s arrival in your sign. Mars is on the move on the 20th into that other Mercury ruled sign – Gemini and your 10th. It will spend an unusually long time in here – right the way through to 2023 in fact due to a Mars retrograde in here. During this time you will pause to assess your career path and progress to date. And adjust accordingly. You may experience a big leap forward at the start of the transit but be waiting until 2023 for the next one.

It will be extremely important to remain mindful of your image and stay boss while Mars is in here whether direct or retrograde. Do not loose your cool. Especially with or in front of bosses or anyone in a position of authority. Take a long term approach to everything. You truly have the staying power to achieve those long term goals now.

Although Mars does not retrograde until October, we are now in heavy retro-active weather. You will begin your birthday cycle with ruler Mercury in retroshadow from the 21st. It will continue to move ahead – into your 2nd on the 26th before Retro Full Fat next month. But you of all signs knows the drill now, Virgo. Once Uranus retrogrades in your 9th on the 24th all the outer planets are backwards meaning this is a major stop, watch and wait period. See this as a refinement time for those plans and dreams. The intense energy in your 12th points to a period of introspection. You intuitively understand that when it comes to the changes you want to manifest in your outer world for your new cycle, they begin with shifts within first.

You may come to the realisation that something cannot or should not continue the way it is and if so, you will initiate steps to end or change that. Mid month provides you with the perfect opportunity to engage with all of the above work. This full Moon in your 6th is known as the Sturgeon, Grain or Lynx Moon. The Moon squares Uranus in your freedom sector while illuminating that hidden element in your 12th house. Something is exposed or uncovered. This could be anything around a habit, belief or thought process or even a connection. Again, your conclusion is that something has to change as a result. Need more? See your full Moon in Aquarius Moonscope.

Best times to initiate this are the 14th – 15th. Supporting yourself and your beliefs, standing by YOU will be your goal now as well as ‘doing the right thing’ as the Sun opposes Saturn on the 14th and Mars in your 9th trines Pluto in your 5th. You know you have a voice and you deserve to be heard and your point of view acknowledged as important as ruler Mercury meets Ganymed in your 1st on the 15th.

Yes, Ganymed is the asteroid particularly aligned to the LGBTQIA+ communities as it embraces acceptance, inclusivity and the right to be ourselves when it comes to our sexuality. But we can say its glourious, gorgeous hues remind all of us no matter our gender identification, that we deserve to be loved and acknowledged for ourselves and we should not feel we have to hide our truth. And that nobody’s identity or preferences are more important than another’s. If you have been made to feel this way, you will speak up and out and be your own best advocate now.

The past will continue to feature while Venus remains in your 12th. This of course includes past loves. Just a reminder as you sift through what still holds true for you and what doesn’t that sometimes the past can be a trap. This month is about freeing yourself from those. So, if the past in the form of a person comes calling, don’t be in a hurry to pick up where you left off unless you want a repeat of it. Which you already know you don’t, Virgo.

Take your time and begin again and slowly if you are tempted to give someone a second chance. Ensure you discuss what derailed you the first time around and how you would do things differently. And if they are saying they have changed, give them enough time to show the changes are lasting. And align with how you too have changed. DO your due diligence when it comes to love now. Not just because of the increase in the retro weather but also due to Mercury’s opposition to Neptune in your 7th on the 21st – the day it enters retroshadow. Is someone telling you what they think you want to hear as opposed to what they really mean? Time is the only way to the truth. And that ‘gut’ feeling, Virgo especially at the end of the month.

On with the new as the 23rd sees your birthday season roll and the astrological start of your freshly juiced cycle begins with the new Moon in your sign on the 27th. You are the adept of the details, Virgo. But now it is time for big picture thinking! Because you are starting your new cycle with your ruler in Retro Lite, think of this truly as planning and preparation time. Hopefully you have embraced self-acceptance and all month long been willing to make those inner changes as well as relinquish what no longer reflects who you are.

There’s still some refinement to go through – but that is what retrogrades are made for! Paint that future in exciting vibrant colours and broad strokes. As the Mercury retrograde kicks in you can add the finer details. Understand that it doesn’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to be perfect either to begin it NOW! You are ready. This new Moon also adds a touch of glamour to your image. For more see your extra personal New Moon in Virgo Moonscope.

The more authentic you feel now, the more you will find others naturally gravitate towards you and want to celebrate with you. Next year begins one of the biggest cycles for expansion you have experienced in a very long time. Where what you imagine can be experienced in some way. So, treat yourself to your own vision of all you will be as you step into fresh starts and new beginnings.

In a nutshell: Happy birthday, Virgo! The Sun and new Moon in your sign this month promise new beginnings spring from those big dreams. You’re laying the groundwork this month for something breathtaking in the future.

Aug 1 2022 Mars and Uranus conjunct in Taurus (9th)

Aug 2 2022 Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus (11th to 9th)

Aug 3 2022 Venus in Cancer sextile Mars in Taurus (11th to 9th)

Aug 4 2022 Mercury enters Virgo (1st)

Aug 7 2022 Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces (11th to 7th)

Aug 7 2022 Mars in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius (9th to 6th)

Aug 9 2022 Sun in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (12th to 8th)

Aug 9 2022 Venus in Cancer opposition Pluto in Capricorn (11th to 5th)

Aug 11 2022 Venus enters Leo (12th)

Aug 11 2022 Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus (12th to 9th)

Aug 11 2022 Mars in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces (9th to 7th)

Aug 12 2022 Full Moon in Aquarius (6th) (One degree from a square with Uranus)

Aug 14 2022 Sun in Leo opposition Saturn in Aquarius (12th to 6th)

Aug 14 2022 Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn (9th to 5th)

Aug 15 2022 Mercury and Ganymed conjunct in Virgo (1st)

Aug 16 2022 Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus (1st to 9th)

Aug 18 2022 Venus in Leo trine Jupiter in Aries (12th to 8th)

Aug 20 2022 Mars enters Gemini (10th)

Aug 20 2022 Sun in Leo trine Galactic Centre in Sagittarius (12th to 4th)

Aug 21 2022 Mercury retroshadow begins in Virgo (1st)

Aug 21 2022 Mercury in Virgo opposition Neptune in Pisces (1st to 7th)

Aug 21 2022 Retrograde Vesta re-enters Aquarius (6th)

Aug 22 2022 Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn (1st to 5th)

Aug 22 2022 Venus and Ceres conjunct in Leo (12th)

Aug 23 2022 Sun enters Virgo (1st)

Aug 24 2022 Uranus stationary retrograde in Taurus (9th) – All outer planets retrograde

Aug 25 2022 Venus in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (12th to 8th)

Aug 26 2022 Mercury enters Libra (2nd)

Aug 27 2022 New Moon in Virgo (1st)

Aug 27 2022 Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus (12th to 9th)

Aug 27 2022 Sun in Virgo square Mars in Gemini (1st to 10th)

Aug 28 2022 Venus in Leo opposition Saturn in Aquarius (12th to 6th)

Aug 28 2022 Ceres in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (12th to 8th)

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