Here at the tail end of Virgo season, the New Moon in the sign of the Virgin gives birth to new beginnings. The orderly and analytical nature of Virgo would prefer, please and thanks, that you manage your messy, Moon-y emotions mindfully and without much fuss. However, in this muddled moment of fresh starts, perhaps the best foot forward is taking life’s imperfections in stride. Virgo rules the Sixth House of Health and Organization, including the routines and regimes on which we run our lives. Sometimes, in the breakdown of such order, new approaches to living well gestate and grow from the chaos. As we slip into autumn, learn to trust the process by letting go of what you thought you knew. Expectations lead only to disappointment.
March 21 – April 19
The tongue is mightier than the sword this week, as ruler Mars faces off with Mercury. Silenced resentments find expression in your words and thoughts, provoking hostility. Use your words, dear. Relax.
April 20 – May 20
Lusty ruler Venus makes a hard line for Uranus, rebel and rouser. Unstable relationships get put to the test while healthy ones invite experimentation. If you’re going for a ride, make it a fun one.
May 21 – June 20
Don’t provoke that bee in your bonnet, Gemini. Ruler Mercury facing off with Mars has you spoiling for a fight. Find some honey to sweeten your hostile vibe, and, by all means, don’t sting anyone.
June 21 – July 22
Expect the unexpected with moody ruler Moon opposing Uranus. Impeding any unruly impulses can head off disruptive drama, but your need for distraction is hard to dissuade. Chaos is a choice.
July 23 – Aug. 22
Bolster your boundaries, because Neptune’s opposition to ruler Sun diminishes your defenses against deception and discouragement. Say no, especially to drugs, and agree to nothing.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Ruler Mercury is picking up on Mars’s aggressive vibes this week. While you may be right, arguing your point won’t prove a thing. Rein in your direct approach, and find ways to soften those hard edges.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
You may have the urge to walk on the wild side, with lusty ruler Venus getting a bit forward with Uranus. Hopefully your partner is down to stir up trouble with you, because something wicked this way comes.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Ruler Pluto’s angle to Mercury makes moderation seem like a method for martyrs. Don’t use the power of your thoughts for coercion. Convincing others shouldn’t create conflict.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Optimistic ruler Jupiter’s angle to Mercury gives you a broad outlook. However, too much confidence comes off as canned and cocky. You don’t need to overpromise. Your juju isn’t from concentrate.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Doom and gloom are the themes du jour, given ruler Saturn’s angle to mercurial Mercury. Keep one eye on the details and the other on your feet, which you are trying not to stick in your mouth.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Rousing ruler Uranus makes a hard line for seductive Venus, demanding stimulation at any price. Drama ensues from dirty dancing. It takes two to tango, but is three really a crowd?
Feb. 19 – March 20
The Sun’s opposition to ruler Neptune emphasizes the weaknesses in your ego’s defenses, making it easier for you to say yes when you should say no. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.