With much ado about nothing — and plenty of lamenting by Leo now that “their birthday month” is over — the unstoppable Sun slides into Virgo, maiden of the zodiac.
Typically depicted holding a bundle of wheat, Virgo has an M.O. that’s all about separating out the chaff, figuratively and literally. Virgo cuts the B.S. better than any other sign, with a tough-love approach to all things true. Not always so great in the homemaking department — wheat is dusty, after all — this sign’s OCD presents itself mostly in business affairs.
Virgo is also the ruling sign of all things health and wellness, making now a good time to pick up any residual summer mess, step back into a routine, and get physical in more ways than one. Given that both Mercury and Mars are also in this sign for the month, expect a burst of motivation followed by sweet achievement.
When reading personal horoscopes, attend to your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars opposite Neptune: Feelings of inadequacy can dull even the brightest of days this week, Aries. Find a quiet space and go within to remember your shining truth.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus trine Saturn: True commitment requires an investment of time, effort, and emotion. Apply this to your affairs this week, Bull, professional or otherwise.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury opposite Neptune: This week is not good for making important decisions, plans, or money, Gemini. You’re in your own personal romantic comedy.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon square Saturn: It should come as no surprise to you that you’re rarely the life of the party. This week, Crab, let your loneliness be a happy place.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun opposite Jupiter: Good fortune may favor you this week, Lion. Don’t let it go to your head, however, because there are no rewards for bad behavior.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury opposite Neptune: You’ll be staying in, skipping plans, and leaving decisions for later this week, Virgo. Slide on those sweatpants and feel good about it.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus trine Saturn: Commitment comes in many colors, including some that are not romantic, per se. Rely on your relational prowess to curry interest and investment in your creative projects.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars opposite Neptune: You’re not one for feeling less-than, Scorpio. But this week may have you feeling dull. Do what you need to turn up the shine.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Sun opposite Jupiter: You might find yourself stumbling over a $100 bill this week, Sag. Karmic advice here is to keep half and pay the other half forward.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Moon square Saturn: This week, one is not the loneliest number. Don’t get down about the dearth of party invites, Cap. Lean into some alone time.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Mars trine Uranus: This week is the right time to trust your instincts, Aquarius. Feel into your gut before taking any risks, but trust that any ventures are sure to pay off.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Mars opposite Neptune: That bright truth inside you should outshine any self-doubt, Pisces. Go meditate until you can see past your perceived inadequacies.