Take your time

Doorways to new beginnings open wide

Enjoy the process when it comes to love

Some birthday surprises may not be what you expect, Virgo. Something may stall or someone may act in a way which disappoints you. If its the former situation, you should know to blame ruler Mercury slowing down in your money zone from the 7th. By now you should know when this occurs that retrograde can redeliver or sort it out for you.

If its the latter however, then consider your connection may have been lived out as they show their true colours. Sure, that may be 50 Shades of what you don’t like but isn’t it better to see that for what it is? Move and party on.

Nobody puts the birthday sign in the corner!

Baby, time to look at how you greet the world and to open your arms wide ready for acceptance and to embrace someone or something new. How you meet this is the key to your potential for the coming year. In the lead up to the new Moon in your 1st on the 7th, you’ll need to answer a call. Your 1st house is all about your image, style, appearance. How you look to others. How your personality comes across.

So, think about how you come across when you answer the door for instance. Because you are about to open a real or metaphorical one wide on the 3rd! Knock, knock, ding dong, ping ping. Answer the door or the call to action. Let opportunity in. Don’t procrastinate or worse – pretend you’re not home! Or not be looking your best when you do. The last Mystic Rectangle appeared back in July and if you look at them on a chart they look like the back of an envelope.

So, think message in a bottle, email, snail mail, news, texts, that WhatsApp group, answers, announcements, invitations or door knocks. There’s an offer, acceptance or something opens up for us under these aspects which are a mix of trines, sextiles and oppositions. They are free-flowing but at the same time we have to make some kind of effort or stretch ourselves. Or we have already done that and now comes our result. Or we now make that extra effort to make it real.

The oppositions in this rectangle allow you to see how others are seeing you. To serve up your own brand of realness. And thanks to Mars in your 1st forming part of this, to own your fierce power. You’ll feel the surge of confidence and self-belief. You’ll pay increased attention to how you look at the outer you reflects that inner charge. Above all, you won’t be afraid to accept opportunity, ask for what you want or even let something go if it doesn’t reflect your core beliefs around who you are.

All this in the lead up to the new Moon in your sign on the 7th which no matter when your birthday occurs, always marks the start of your fresh cycle. You’ll now taken that impetus which begin at the start of the month and use it to move in a new direction. Especially when Mars moves into your 2nd after the 15th. Don’t delay in setting plans in motion now as you need to keep in mind Mercury is slowing down at which point the pause button gets pushed until next month.

Venus asks you to get creative and also enhances anything you write, say or share from the 10th when it moves into your 3rd. Venus in here favours study, work, business and commerce. It hands you diplomatic skills when it comes to that conversation and also enhances your ability to sell yourself or get your ideas across if you are involved in meetings, interviews or pitches now. Vesta joins Venus in here from the 21st. Vesta is linked to gender issues and politics. But a more woke interpretation of Vesta is simply identity issues. In your 3rd this is about this being self-defined and you discovering new ways to convey this.

Ruler Mercury on its way to retrograde will trine the North Node in your career sector and also Saturn in your 6th of work and study. Again, this may be linked to that offer or opportunity contained within that Mystic Rectangle. What you accept or the direction you head in now has long term benefits. You can cement your path for the future. Not only in the coming year but for the long term.

This also applies to partnerships of all descriptions. And this month’s full Moon in your 7th on the 20th shows you one particular partnership and also how they see you in turn. This can just as easily be a past or emerging one as it can be a present one. A business or working relationship as well as a spouse or long term lover. Or even your bestie or alternatively, that rival or frenemy.

This is the full Corn or Harvest Moon. The time of gathering as the year pivots and day and night becomes equal on the 22nd with the Sun’s entry into your 2nd and brings the equinox on the 22nd. Or if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, this is spring and your time for planting. On its way to Pisces and your 7th house, the waxing Moon passes both Saturn and Jupiter in your 6th of all things Virgo embracing. You understand the vibe in here. The details. The subtext. How things affect you – mind, body, soul. Tune it to that sensitivity around this as the Moon waxes and then, prepare to act on insights or discuss with that opposite number if necessary.

Needless to say – this is a magical Moon for date night. It favours being on the same emotional page as someone and in being open when it comes to feelings. If a connection needs some TLC, this date is wonderful to catch up or schedule ‘us’ time. This also applies to friends or family members you haven’t seen in a while. It’s about opening up to your need for connection and also those of the other party too.

Don’t rush into anything new too soon however. Ensure that no matter the resonance you feel, that the other person is a worthy recipient of your fine-tuned love and a trustworthy keeper of your heart. Take it slowly. And ask yourself what the hurry is if someone wants to take things to the next level too soon.

The Sun in your 2nd now shines on your income, possessions, talents and skills and self-worth. Try to hold off on applying for that new job or launching that business now but you of all signs should know why. It’s a good time to go over these areas, to look at your budget, your values and your beliefs around money and also the price you put on yourself. This can include valuing yourself enough to say no to yourself and others on occasion. As in, you may want that new outfit but it if causes you stress when the credit card bill falls due, then deciding not to click on Pay Now is an act of love – not denial.

That being said, the Grand Air Trine of the 26th has the potential to hand you ways to increase that bank account. Just don’t be tempted to spend it faster than it breezes in.

Likewise, saying no to someone even in the nicest way, or slowing down that eager lover not only conveys to them you are a person with standards, but ensures you value yourself enough not to be taken advantage of. If you are now dating, the beautiful Venus/Neptune trine on the 29th offers another opportunity for a magical date night. Why not just enjoy the process as opposed to rushing things to a conclusion? Others may receive confirmation of what began at the start of the month or expand on an idea now. Infusing it with new inspiration and potential.

Mercury now very much backwards says there’s no hurry now. You’ve set something in motion. Let events unfold in their own time. Review, revise, refine or even reconnect in some cases as the season of harvesting takes you into October.

For you personally, Virgo this is going to involve partnerships whether this is a past, present or potential one. What you want, need and expect from others. Look at this seriously and then as your 8th rules negotiations and transformations, don’t be afraid to state those terms. Above all, know what outcome you are seeking and also where you will and won’t compromise. Stick to this.

In a nutshell: The new Moon in your sign on the 7th opens up a portal to new beginnings and self-determined directions. Especially combined with a Mystic Rectangle. Party of one? Unlikely. Party of two is highlighted now as partnerships get infused with fresh potential.

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