How to Maximize Your Virgo Season
Here's your monthly horoscope by @jakesastrology.
It's going to be an intense month. Starting off, there are four planets in Virgo—Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Sun (okay, technically not a planet, but it still counts)! Virgo is the zodiac’s perfectionist and the energy this time of year carries helps you embody the hardworking, detail-oriented, and pragmatic traits that Virgo is famous for. It can feel very “all work, no play,” and that’s because it sort of is—Virgo season is the zodiac’s version of a ten second tidy (but instead of ten seconds, it lasts for a month) and this one’s bringing the heat!
The first week of the month has the Sun, Mercury, and Mars all sit together on the exact same degree of the zodiac. Mercury rules communication, Mars rules action and energy, and the Sun represents the general vibe of the moment. They’re all teaming up in Virgo, so the mood around that time is ruthlessly Virgoan—you’re feeling ultra motivated to get shit done, busy all damn day, talking to more people than you can keep track of, and checking every single thing off of your to-do list. The trouble here is that you’re so focused on Doing The Thing—whether it’s finishing a project for class, putting the finishing touches on a presentation for work, whatever—that you can come off as short, inconsiderate, or downright cold with others, which is reflected by the Venus/Neptune opposition the next day, September 4. Venus represents relationships, and Neptune is foggy, dreamy, and represents confusion, hallucinations, and deception. You could have such bad tunnel vision concentrated on all the work you’re doing that you don’t even realize you’re coming off how you are to others, and when they’re still salty about it you just don’t get it! This is reinforced on September 7 when Mercury and Neptune enter a similar opposition with each other, so communication of all types gets hazy and seeing eye-to-eye with anyone just ain’t happening. Try and remember to breathe, make sure you take as many breaks as you need, and think before you speak—that way, you can keep the drama to a minimum for the first week of the month
The second week of September has the potential to find you getting just as much work done as the first, but with minimal drama. Mercury shares a harmonious, easygoing connection with Pluto, the planet of transformation, so you’re able to really dig deep and do some serious research and make sure you’ve dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s in whatever major project you’re pursuing. It’s a really great day for deep cleaning your home, Marie Kondo style, taking out the trash, so by the end of the day everything looks spotless! There’s another discouraging Neptune opposition on September 10, and this time it’s facing off with the Sun. Basically, this brings the same kind of delirium from the start of the month, and you’re feeling emotional and insecure when it comes to the projects and relationships in your life that aren’t as perfect as you’d like them to be. Virgo season has you pouring your heart and soul into the work you do and the people you care about, but it never feels like you’re doing quite enough. There’s always something else to fix, a tiny adjustment to be made, and it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture in the blink of an eye because of how critical you are, especially on this day. The best thing to do is relax, unwind, hang out with some nice people that you feel comfortable and safe with, and try to remember that perfection is a great ideal to strive for, but it can be the worst enemy of what’s “good enough.” On September 12, action-packed Mars and Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, square off and take your mood from 0 to 60 and you’re feeling back on top! You’re motivated, way less concerned with the tiny details, and feel empowered to do whatever you set your mind to. Right afterwards, on Friday the 13th, Mercury and Venus team up, making for the perfect astro-weather for any sort of socializing—whether you’re spending the night with your boo, telling someone you have feelings for them, or you’re just having a good time with friends, Mercury and Venus teaming up guarantee a fun experience for everyone involved. The next day, September 14, Mercury and Venus sashay into Libra together. All of the tension, stress, and nit-picky Virgo feels you’ve had all month immediately die down, and you’re more driven to be around friends, meet new people, and add some more excitement to your love life! It ain’t quite Libra season yet, but this first taste of the most romantic time of year is an incredibly welcome change from all of the non-stop work of Virgo season!
The third week of September doesn’t have any major astrological action until September 19, when Mars in Virgo connects with Pluto. This is likely the busiest day of the month, if not the whole year, but luckily it gives you the determination and drive to push through anything the world has to throw at you. Nothing can stand in your way, and this is the last “hurrah” of Virgo season 2019, so any loose ends or incomplete details that you haven’t gotten to yet can be tied up now so that there’s plenty of room for the fun and games coming with Libra season. On September 21, expansive Jupiter in Sagittarius and foggy Neptune in Pisces form a harsh square angle to each other. This has been a year long event, and it only happens around once per seven years, and represents a point in time where your biggest hopes and dreams inflate exponentially and you’re beyond thrilled to make something happen with them! You’re getting in touch with your feelings, spirituality, and expanding on your personal philosophical and political views, and trying to change the world through your rapidly developing beliefs, but your imagination and fairytale wishes get squashed by the real world—so what do you do about it? This is the final moment of this particular Jupiter/Neptune square, so you’re coming to conclusions, coming down from this emotional/spiritual high you’ve been riding all year, and making practical changes to make your goals a smidge more realistic while still getting the emotional satisfaction of making your dreams come true—which is being helped out big-time by Virgo season, and you’re seeing real changes happening now. You’re starting that business, even though you know that it won’t become a Fortune 500 corporation overnight, you’re writing that book you’ve been dreaming about even though you know it won’t necessarily be the next great American novel, and you’re coming to terms with the fact that even though you’re not living in a Disney movie, you can still make magic happen on a more mundane level. On a world wide scale, political propaganda and dogma are starting to unravel as the followers of these over-the-top, radical ideologues (*ahem* like the MAGA crowd, for instance) are finding out that the agenda they’re pushing just is not realistic or doable, and they’re adopting more moderate and sensible views and progressive, compassionate figures are winning out over authoritarianism.
Finally, Libra season begins on September 23, the first day of autumn! Libra is the social, romantic air sign motivated most by connecting with people and maintaining a sense of social equilibrium and balance with all of your friends—new and current. You’re less picky-choosy now that most of the Virgo astro-weather has blown over, and more open to new ideas and people. You’re also more compromising, open-minded, and open-hearted, and relationships move up to the top of your list of priorities—it’s no wonder that this time of year is called “cuffing season,” ya feel me? The optimistic, social mood is amplified on September 24 when Mercury and Jupiter share a positive connection, making all kinds of socializing run beautifully, but on September 25 Venus has a difficult connection with Saturn, the planet of obstacles. You’re so eager to connect with someone but they’re just not sharing that same energy with you, which is the worst possible thing to feel during Libra season! It only lasts for a day, thankfully, and on September 28 Venus has a gentle, supportive connection with Jupiter, meaning that relationships of all kinds—platonic, professional, romantic—run smoothly and you’re feeling delighted with the people you have in your life. It’s also a great day to meet your next crush or a future best friend. The final day of the month isn’t quite so sunshine and rainbow-y, though—Venus and Pluto clash, bringing major changes to your relationships. This could be great, like falling in love at first sight, turning a situationship into a more serious love affair, or sharing a deep and meaningful connection with a friend. On the flip side, it also takes any issues, resentments, or secrets hiding in your relationships and exposes them, forcing you to suck it up and deal with the ugly truth of a situation—this could mean falling out with a shitty friend, breaking up with your partner, or eliminating any kind of relationship that’s passed its expiration date, whether you’re ready or not. Luckily, since Libra season is the best time of year to make new connections, even though this might be a rough start, there’s tons of fun and plenty of nice people to be found around every corner from here on out!
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