Virgo, the Virgin in 2005
Unlock the Doors of Learning
Saturn, measurer of effort and Jupiter, lord of fortune ring
the changes for you this year as they change sign and shift
the pattern of your lives. Old horizons close and new ones
open as these two heavenly arbiters of career and earthly
achievement unlock the doors of learning for you.
Saturn begins the year in Cancer and your solar eleventh house.
On July 16th, he moves to the sign of Leo and your solar twelfth
house, making a 'two year' journey there. This will bring
a deepening of your inner life and an expansion of your inner
horizons that will, in time, fit you for a new journey in
the outer world. The twelfth house rules creative and spiritual
endeavours and the highest of wisdom and understanding, but
it also holds our deepest fears, our self-undoing mechanisms
and can reveal any hidden forces that work against us. To
move through the twelfth house is to understand that there
is in some way a greater plan for us than the plan we have.
With Saturn moving through your twelfth house, there will
be a change or a withdrawal from current work or activity
to some degree, allowing you to develop on an inner level
and so tread new paths in time. Some of you may step back
from things a little while others may withdraw completely.
Some may contemplate a new direction, one where you can prove
yourself by doing something of real interest to yourselves
or of real value to the community. In doing so, you may have
to overcome fears or a natural reluctance. Such things will
be rooted in the past and in any blocks you have about your
creative or spiritual expression. Over time, you will come
to know yourself in a new and different way. It will be worth
the effort for those of you who make it. You may need to study
or withdraw from more familiar landmarks or reference points
to make the transition.
Some of you may be affected by health issues, either yourselves
or those around you. The necessary response will bring change
in the pattern of your lives. Others will immerse themselves
in new pursuits. Some of you will take work in a larger organization
and thus lose yourselves for a time in its expansive perameters.
Others may wish to step back from contact with people altogether
and move into more solitary pursuits. Career changes will
bring important new contacts or connections into your life.
Some of these people may be gifted, artistic or involved in
spiritual or care work. They will have unusual interests and
pursuits. The journey of Saturn in your solar twelfth house
does not lend itself to the gung-ho 'win at all costs' approach.
On the contrary, make the slow and measured voyage into your
inner reaches and you will fit yourself for a more fulfilling
life over time. For those who have been studying or preparing
for such a change already, Saturn's entry into Leo could see
you deepening your involvement with the creative or spiritual
work that calls you.
Jupiter begins the year in Libra and your solar second house,
giving you a clear focus on money and financial advancement.
You will need to get your finances organized with a consultative
process. Your best opportunities to change or increase your
financial base will come through other people or through people
oriented work. On October 26th, Jupiter moves to Scorpio and
your solar third house, bringing an outward spiral of activity
and an expansion through learning, through new business schemes
or communications practices. You may have dealings with wealthy
or powerful people. You may discuss money in a new way. You
may embark on a course of learning that brings deep knowledge.
For some there may be a sexual liaison from the world of your
associates. This may be a secret activity or have a powerful
influence. Be careful with important decisions in December,
especially mid month. There may be conflicting advice as to
what's best or a clash of different schools of thought. You
may struggle with when and how to reveal something you're
involved with. Advice may clash with instinct. Look before
you leap. The way ahead may not be as clear as it seems. Trust
your judgement but not till New Year. Luck may come your way
in the twelve months from October 26th. Take a punt.
Love and Money
With revolutionary Uranus in Pisces and your solar seventh
house, partnership is in a new phase for the Virgin. Those
in a relationship can expect change as partners or close
associates go through a change of status, fortune or life
path. This will bring new horizons or new ventures. The
ride won't always be comfortable but if you think on your
feet and adjust, life will have a different quality down
the track. Some may opt for a new personal direction because
of such changes while others may find a partner wants to
spread their wings. Discuss what's happening. Sort out an
agreement if changes take you away from one another, physically,
emotionally or spiritually. Change will come suddenly and
new ideas or possibilities may set an unexpected trend.
For some, current conditions will be reversed while others
will have to face something unusual or out of character
with the accustomed lifestyle. You may find it hard at first
to achieve the stability of partnership you're looking for.
Ride out the waves of change and that will come.
For the single Virgin, you may find you are suddenly or
unexpectedly moving to a new partnership or association.
Someone different may be woven into the pattern of your
life so fast you won't have time to catch your breath. There
may be new ideas and interests that come with this fascinating
addition to your life. In fact, they themselves may be quite
against the type you're normally attracted to. Take care
to understand what's happening and what's needed otherwise
whoever comes may go just as quickly. A new relationship
may change the state of things, where you're living and
even life direction. Whether single or committed, some may
have to leave a lot behind in order to pursue a new course
or a new association. Unusual ideas or pursuits 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.
Home and Family
Warrior Mars, Mercury the messenger and Venus the goddess
all begin the year in the sign of Sagittarius and your solar
fourth house, Mercury and Venus conjoined with Pluto, lord
of the underworld. There will be changes with domestic and
emotional life. There may be new connections that come into
this sphere of your life and alter your living conditions.
Children or other family members may return after having
been away. There may be a renewal of relations with blood
family or loved ones.
There may be a new start or a transformation of the home
or living conditions. Giant Jupiter in Libra brings a benign
influence through aspects to your solar fourth house, so
a change in your financial state may bring changed living
conditions. Some may improve the home while others will
be able to afford a new place of residence. For some, a
dream may come true with regard to living circumstances.
For others, the bigger picture or a dramatic event may change
your circumstances or needs. As warrior Mars is in tension
with Uranus such changes may come quickly, unexpectedly
or because of changes with a partner or close associate.
A change in your partner's life may bring dramatic change
to your life.
Home and family will be an important focus for your life
in 2005 and the definition of family may have to be changed
or spread itself wide enough to include some unexpected
arrivals and account for unexpected departures. For those
single and those with a partner, a new home may mean a new
start in life. Conversely, a new start either financially
or emotionally will have far-reaching effects on the way
you live and with whom you live.
Work and Health
New skills or the practice of them mark the coming year
as important for the Virgin. Chiron moves into Aquarius
and your solar sixth house, at first from February 21st
until August 1st and then from December 6th. Health issues
or new health and lifestyle practices will bring about immediate
and practical changes to the daily routines of your life.
You will find yourselves doing something different, putting
the hours in the day to good use. Some of you will become
interested in healing work of some kind, either to explore
new avenues for yourselves or to give to others from a well
of knowledge that you've discovered. You may be dealing
with different or unusual people in daily life. Some of
these people may be involved in healthcare. Others may be
experiencing poor or changed health themselves. You will
have to learn new skills and adopt new routines. And, over
the coming years, this process will bring you to a new road
altogether. If there are health challenges to be met, seek
the new, the unusual or the alternative route with regard
to healing or treatment and you will find you will emerge
from any difficulty with an improved quality of life and
greater knowledge of the spirit that moves you.
On Christmas Eve, Venus the goddess turns retrograde in
the sign of Aquarius and your solar sixth house, conjoining
with Chiron as she does so. This marks the beginning of
a period when you may have to go back over what you've been
doing, revising skills and work practices. You may need
to assess where you stand with your work situation in order
to make change, either with work itself or in the way you're
doing it. Someone you've been working with may depart from
your work environment or you may find yourself in contact
with someone you've worked with in the past. This could
come about unexpectedly and may involve a woman or other
women. Health issues may affect your working life, either
for yourself or for someone you're connected with. Some
of you may need to withdraw from your work situation for
a time. Others may decide to leave and learn new skills
for a new work situation. This may involve a complete change
of direction or application.
With Saturn in Cancer and your solar eleventh house at
the beginning of the year, you need to forge ahead with
important goals. You may have been searching for your niche
for some time but may have felt prevented from finding it
because of other obligations or because you struggle with
being part of things and with your role in the wider community.
Be patient. Learn to see all the change you have had to
go through as part of the process of a much larger journey.
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. When Saturn moves to Leo and your solar twelfth
house on July 16th, the vistas of your search for fulfillment
will begin to shift.
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.
Mercury's first retrograde cycle begins on March 20th in
the sign of Aries and your solar eighth house. Be mindful
with expenditure coming into and during this period. This
is a good time for a comprehensive financial review. You
may realize something about your financial situation. There
may be a dramatic change with money in your life. There
may be revelations of a deep or intimate nature. A secret
about someone you know may come to light. You may need to
examine your own desires for intimacy or erotic involvement.
This cycle ends on April 12th.
The messenger's second reverse motion cycle starts on July
23rd in Leo and your solar twelfth house. You may feel a
need to withdraw or you may experience confusion with your
thinking and communications. You may want to evaluate where
you're going and why. You may feel you are being criticized
or under unwarranted attack from others. You may be prone
to minor accidents or upsets. You may have to change arrangements
or plans at a moment's notice. There may be an unexpected
development or communication that throws you off your stride.
Find inner peace. The cycle ends on August 16th.
Mercury's third and final retrograde cycle begins in the
sign of Sagittarius and your solar fourth house on November
14th. There may be unexpected change with your family or
domestic situation. Children may have upsets or be difficult.
There may be comings or goings at home that cause you to
alter plans or arrangements. You may be reviewing your emotional
life. You may have to attend to minor domestic problems.
Be careful with home appliances and the use of fire around
the home. You may find emotional or domestic life frustrating
and need to air your grievances or talk through problems.
This cycle ends on December 4th. You may need to talk something
over with someone outside your situation.
Your Full Moon comes on February 24th, bringing a conjunction
of the Sun and Uranus in Pisces and your solar seventh house.
There may be changes or revelations to do with partners
or close associates that change the course of things for
the moment. There may be an event with someone close that
will effect where you're going. There may be surprise revelation
from a partner.
Your New Moon comes on September 3rd and, once again, revolutionary
Uranus is the touch paper for an important development or
a new decision. Working arrangements with partners or close
associates may change. You may set out on a new course that
changes the substance of what you have been doing with others.
You may take a new path, one that sets you apart from others
in some way.
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
There is a Solar Eclipse on April 8th, coming with the New
Moon in Aries and your solar eighth house. There may be
a change or an ending with regard to joint finances. You
may have to change a credit or mortgage arrangement. Your
financial situation may be altered by unexpected developments.
There may be an end to a cycle of erotic activity. A sexual
block may disappear.
A Lunar Eclipse comes at the Full Moon in Scorpio and your
solar third house on April 24th. Plans for travel or education
may be changed or disrupted. A business connection may drop
away or there may be a change or an ending with a business
scheme. There may be communication problems or a break in
communications with an associate. There may be changes with
a sibling or neighbour due to a revelation or realization.
There is a Solar Eclipse on October 3rd, coming with the
New Moon in Libra and your solar second house. Personal
spending may have to change or there may be unexpected expenses
to meet. There may be a change with income or outgoings,
altering the budget. You may have a shift in values of some
kind because of a change with finance. Someone may come
back into the household, generating extra expenditure.
A Lunar Eclipse comes on October 17th at the Full Moon in
Aries and your solar eighth house. A liaison may end. You
may be at the end of a spending cycle and have to change
your financial arrangements. Something you want to do may
prove too expensive. You may need to cut your coat according
to your cloth with regard to money and budget. Be careful
of overdrawing on credit facilities in the lead up to this
On October 1st, warrior Mars turns retrograde in Taurus
and your solar ninth house. As Mars moves backwards, there
may be delays or obstruction. There can be frustration with
taking action or initiative. Hidden anger may be an issue.
Thus, you may feel frustrated or unable to move ahead at
this time. There may be difficulty with in-laws, legal matters
or a course of studies. Overseas travel arrangements may
be troubled. This is not the best time for such travel anyway.
There may be difficult dealings or unsettled relations with
people overseas or those of foreign birth. A clash of values
may be what's at the root of things. This is not a time
to trust good fortune to see you through. There may be confusion
about activity or living conditions or travel in a rural
or remote environment. You may be frustrated at having no
access to essential services.
When Mars is in reverse, we need to step back a little from
activities and re-evaluate our action style or approach.
You may be going at things too hard. You may be trying to
force a situation rather than letting it evolve. You may
need fresh air and exercise to clear your head and your
thinking. The way you act may be blocking you from seeing
the bigger picture. Your values or belief system may be
too narrow. Are you building up repressed anger or other
frustrations with regard to your dealings with people or
your own sense of accomplishment? Slow down. Reassess your
approach. Change your style. Adapt to new or changed conditions.
Freshen your approach by expanding your vistas or seeking
new horizons of thought and understanding. You may be tired
of a material approach and wish to free yourself to pursue
your spiritual concerns. This cycle ends on December 10th.
Be especially careful during the first fortnight of November
with travel plans and health related concerns. Dealing with
co-workers or foreign travel could be testing.