Be careful to understand what's happening otherwise whatever
comes may go again just as quickly. The advent of a new relationship
could change the state of things, your life direction and perhaps
even where you're living. Whether single or committed, some may
have to leave a lot behind in order to pursue something new. Unusual
ideas or understanding may come with the package. Be prepared
for change. Some of you may decide to alter the way you relate
to others and may thus seek a new expression or function for yourselves.
The August born Virgin will be most strongly affected by these
With Venus the goddess and mystic Neptune conjoined in Aquarius
and your solar sixth house as the year begins, work and partnership
may entwine themselves in your life. You may find new or unusual
associations develop through your work situation or you may find
that new associates lead to different avenues of work. Some of
you may make a romantic connection through a working situation.
You and a partner may put money and effort into a business. Single
or committed, you can benefit in the financial stakes after September
if you've done the preparation. Set goals for how you want things
to improve and then work to reap a dividend. The advent of a few
extra dollars may change your dealings with people at this time
and perhaps bring new people into your sphere.
Home and Family
Pluto, lord of the underworld, has been travelling
through your solar fourth house of home, family and emotion since
1995. Emotional and domestic life will have been touched by change
and intense experience, bringing upheaval for some and transformation
for others. You may have changed your life, your occupation, your
country and your family situation in accordance with the will
of the underworld god. In doing so you will have learnt much about
yourself and your life, though the price of such knowledge is
Jupiter in your sign challenges Pluto in your solar fourth house
as the year begins. You may be on the verge of a big domestic
or emotional shift, one that catapaults you into a new framework
of living. There could be advancement. There certainly will be
change and political or religious ideas may play some role in
the process of change. However, it may not be until the period
from May 6th when Jupiter moves forward until early August when
he tests Pluto again that the change and its full impact make
themselves apparent. If any of you are dealing with legal matters
that pertain to home or emotional life, then they may take some
time to sort out. Be thorough and seek practical advice. People
of standing may become involved with your home life for a period.
Issues around children and your dealings with them will be prominent,
as will your own leisure and recreation. Some of you may have
to come to terms with an inability to relax and unwind. This may
relate to early life experience where leisure and creative expression
were frowned upon or simply not possible because of other circumstances.
Allow pleasure and romance into your life for pleasure is one
of life's great recreational activities. Teach yourself to take
things lightly. Relax and give yourself permission to play the
fool every now and again. Set out on an important creative project,
just for your own satisfaction. Join in activities involving children.
Encourage them to be part of what you're doing.
Work and Health
Mystic Neptune moving through Aquarius
and your solar sixth house is not the easiest of placements. This
can test your health or work situation. Some of you may have opted
for quite a different line of work while others may have found
that health matters have affected the ability to work in the accustomed
way. Your sign enjoys both the satisfaction of a job well done
and the adoption of good health practices. However, even the most
assiduous Virgin may have been challenged by the adjustments or
changes of direction you've had to make. You're moving in mysterious
new directions, and the point or purpose of the change may not
be clear till you've made the journey. New habits with diet and
exercise will be important. Choose things with a spiritual theme.
Learn from people who have an interesting or unusual approach
to working and keeping healthy. Work to lower the toxicity in
your diet or your environment. Treatments that benefit the nervous
system and aid relaxation will be beneficial. Good recreational
activities will aid your system. Look to the body/mind/spirit
nexus rather than treating any particular symptom or condition
though ailments to do with the kidneys or the lymph system will
deserve special attention. Overall, your energy levels may be
shifting, moving you subtly towards different patterns of work.
Some of you may find yourselves entering the healing profession,
a calling to which those of your sign are admirably suited.
Some of you may have experienced a period
of isolation or difficulty with regard to a sense of belonging
or being part of something since Saturn moved into Cancer and
your solar eleventh house in June 2003. There may have been a
change or a break with regard to current associates at that time.
Keep forging ahead with important goals and learn to see all such
changes as part of the process. This period can still mark a time
of success in which endings or closure will have played an important
part. Take the advice of those you trust. Plan for the future.
You will be able to advance your situation through good planning
and the cooperation of others. The development of a close knit
community or family group may contribute. Focus on your goals.
Some of you may be drawn to care work, hospitality or healing.
Mercury the Messenger
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion
three times a year for about three weeks each time. This phase
heralds a time of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect
arrangements, travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications.
The breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention,
simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often
bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned
for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for
such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making
or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to
miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to
come back and do them again. A process of review in the retrograde
phase can efficiently show where problems might lie and help us
with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements
at these times! What you think you've said and what others have
understood will often prove to be two different things.
The year begins with Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius and your
solar fourth house of home, family and emotion. You may be in
a cycle of change on the domestic front. There may be a pressing
need for clear communications in your emotional life. There may
be problems with appliances or equipment around the home. This
cycle ends on January 7th.
The messenger's next retrograde phase begins on April 7th in
the sign of Taurus and your solar ninth house. There may be confusion
around legal matters, leaving you with something to sort out.
There could be delays or changes with regard to overseas travel
or communications. There may be difficulties communicating with
in-laws. For those involved in study there may be changes or alterations
to schedules or commitments. Your workload may be getting on top
of you. Some of you may decide to return to the arena of study
after a long time away. This cycle comes to an end on May 1st.
On August 11th, Mercury the messenger turns retrograde in your
sign. Watch the art of communication during this period. You will
find you can all too easily get things confused or be misunderstood
yourself. You may need to talk something through with partners
and close associates. Revising your approach or strategies may
be beneficial. This could lead to a change in personal style.
Have a think about who you are and where you're going. Make new
decisions. Set a new course. You may need to take time out in
order to get the best from this cycle. Watch especially the period
after August 25th. This cycle comes to an end on September 3rd.
The messenger's final reverse motion phase comes in Sagittarius
and your solar fourth house, beginning on December 1st. You may
be stirred up emotionally and need to talk something through.
There may be problems communicating with those close to you or
family members so be thorough and clear in your efforts to understand
one another. If there are upsets in the household, give things
a 'cooling off' period rather than pushing for immediate solutions.
There may be problems with domestic appliances or equipment. Anticipate
problems rather than letting things break down at the least convenient
moment. This period comes to an end on December 21st.
Your Full Moon comes on March 6th, hovering
with Jupiter while agile Mercury conjoins with the Sun. Partnership
discussions and exchanges will be lively. There may be travel,
opportunities or communications, all of a sudden or unexpected
nature. Contacts from the past may come back into your lives.
There may be a split or separation affecting business matters
or connections. This is certainly a time for action, though it
may not be apparent which course to take until the last moment.
Your New Moon comes on September 14th, striking a note of tension
with warrior Mars and Pluto, the underworld lord. This may begin
a testing time, emotionally or domestically. You could be heading
for an outburst or an eruption of some kind as the pressures build
up over the next weeks. Try to talk your way through any buried
feelings. Look for a cycle of activity to offset tension. For
some there could be dramatic change with regard to home or family
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often
indicate the end of a cycle or a significant change in the direction
or pattern of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse
falls. Eclipses of the Sun may affect work, direction and relations
with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters
of home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and
children. Both may affect your health.
A New Moon in Aries and your solar eighth house brings a Solar
Eclipse on April 19th. There may be a change or an ending with
joint financial arrangements. This may come about because of disagreements
or problems with regard to lifestyle and spending. There may be
a shift in your sexual or romantic life. Change you may not be
able to control will bring a new and deeper understanding of yourself.
A Lunar Eclipse comes with the Full Moon in Scorpio and your
solar third house. This is on May 4th. There could be an end to
a cycle with regard to a sibling or past associate. You may lose
touch with someone with whom you've been in regular communication.
There may be problems with communications or travel, especially
involving equipment or vehicles. Your access to a familiar place
October 14th brings a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in Libra
and you solar second house. There will be changes with personal
monies and spending. You may have to alter budget strategies.
Something you need or have to do may prove to be more costly than
you think. As Sun and Moon are tested by Chiron and Saturn, money
problems may arise from a clash of needs between the pursuit of
your dreams and family or domestic matters.
The Full Moon in Taurus and your solar ninth house brings a
Lunar Eclipse on October 28th. Communications may be problematic,
especially if overseas contacts are involved. You may have difficulty
with a female in-law. You may have to curtail or alter plans related
to study or overseas travel. There may be a testing interaction
with a foreign connection.
Venus the goddess turns retrograde in Gemini
and your solar tenth house on May 18th. There may be dealings
with people in authority, especially women. These may bring past
matters up for discussion and resolution. You may find yourself
back working in an old job or familiar employment. People from
past work situations may come back into your life. You may have
difficulty dealing with people in the course of your duties or
responsibilities. Some of you may take on an unfamiliar role with
the public. You may need to change your image or revise your presentation
with regard to a work situation. There may be matters that need
your attention that require expert communication or negotiation.
You may have to deal with outstanding financial matters. You may
somehow come back to something you have done before or to people
you've dealt with in the past.