Virgo season is upon us, and with it, the season of the harvest. Virgo’s crop is mainly nightshades, like potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Their genus, Solanum, may refer to their sun (sol) -like flowers, or to the verb solare, meaning “to soothe.” Indeed, much like Virgo’s mythological inspiration, Persephone, daughter of the harvest goddess Demeter, whose sunny demeanor roused Hades to kidnap her in order to soothe his underworld blues, Virgos have innate maternal qualities that make them caring companions. But these nightshade nannies may yet be deadly. Virgos are known for their bitter bite, and, much like Persephone, may only spend half of their time under the summer sun, sweet as a late August plum. Their dark side, however, is a taste of winter’s harshness, like a raw potato. Pass the salt.
March 21 – April 19
Ruler Mars in your sign faces off with the Moon in Scorpio. Think of it like a volcano: you don’t see what’s underneath until so much pressure has formed that it erupts. Don’t be like the volcano.
April 20 – May 20
Ruler Venus opposite Jupiter grounds your mojo in pleasurable pursuits that may pay off in the end. Interpret that as you will. Be playful in love and attentive in work. And vice versa.
May 21 – June 20
Ruler Mercury angles at Uranus, opening your mind to new possibilities. These come with a pragmatic playbook for actualization. For insight, share ideas with the like-minded.
June 21 – July 22
Ruler Moon in Scorpio opposite Mars in Aries is like cold and warm air fronts colliding, creating thunderheads and their ensuing storms. Don’t cower under covers. Harness the electricity.
July 23 – Aug. 22
Ruler Sun slides into Virgo, with Mercury at its heels, increasing your interactions and information organizing. Make the most of your busy body. It’s a good time to get back to the gym.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Ruler Mercury comes home to roost in your sign, and it’s brought the Sun along with it. Do what you do best: organize, plan, schedule, meet, and be the best busy body you can be.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Ruler Venus opposite Jupiter pushes your focus onto activities that bring you enjoyment and freedom but also tangible, tantalizing reward. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, so to speak.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Ruler Pluto square to the Moon in your sign continues its demands for releasing outdated behaviors. Practice conscious awareness as you gently exorcise these ghosts from your psyche.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Ruler Jupiter opposite Venus creates balance between loafing and labor. Be in love with life, but be equally enamored with owning opportunity. Dive deep for ambition.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Ruler Saturn square to both Mars and the Moon is a double whammy of inhibition and restriction. Best to maintain social distance during this transit. Laughter is the best medicine.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Ruler Uranus angled to Mercury electrifies your thought process and enhances your originality. Surround yourself with interesting minds that will ride with you on this wave of mental stimulation.
Feb. 19 – March 20
Ruler Neptune’s tender angle to Venus makes a perfect moment for some quality R&R. Don’t just daydream — bring fantasy to life by putting your hand to creative projects. It’s all tantra.