Here in the first few days of Virgo season, the new Moon in the sign of the Virgin gives birth to new beginnings.
New Moons are times for reimagining — or removing — the ideas and beliefs we’ve cultivated during the prior month. They occur when the Sun and Moon align, thereby bringing emotional balance. Like our mad mortal lives, the lunar cycle, too, has its bright moments and darker days.
The orderly and analytical nature of Virgo would prefer that you manage your messy, Moon-y emotions mindfully and without much fuss. In this muddled moment of fresh starts, however, putting your best foot forward requires taking life’s imperfections in stride.
Virgo rules the 6th House of Health, including the routines and regimes on which we run our lives. Sometimes, as these break down, new approaches to living well gestate and blossom from the chaos. As we slip into summer’s end, learn to trust the process by letting go of what you thought you knew. Expectations only lead to disappointment.
Meanwhile, Mars in Gemini might foster a culture of gossip. Lean into Mercury’s arrival in Libra to take a more diplomatic tack.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mercury trine Mars: Open the door to adventure this week! A bit of risk-taking and a dash of confidence might shore up some surprising results.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus opposite Saturn: With money and love woes galore, remember to stay accountable for your own actions and definitely don’t cope by spending any coin.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury trine Mars: Risks really pay off this week with your having such a clear mind, so be on the lookout for opportunities to get out and get going.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
New Moon in Virgo: Let go of personal doubts and let yourself start fresh this week. Find rejuvenation by switching up your routine in favor of some new flavor.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun square Mars: The potential for conflict is near. Challenge yourself to compromise. If tension persists, you know what to do.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury trine Mars: Your clear communication style will engender favorable reactions this week instead of everyone just thinking you’re a downright meanie.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus opposite Saturn: Look out for obstacles in regard to love and money — this transit might have you working on your self-development and paying debts.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mercury trine Mars: Increased confidence has you speaking your mind clearly and with surprisingly favorable results. Get ahead on all the things!
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter opposite Mercury: While you may enjoy the sight of a full plate, it may be more than you can stomach. The best advice is this: less is more.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn opposite Venus: Trouble is on the horizon of romance and finance. Stay practical, stay frugal, and be willing to reflect on your involvement in any difficulties.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn opposite Venus: Love and money, two things that don’t often go hand in hand, now do. Accountability isn’t just for finances but also for actions.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter opposite Mercury: Stay close to the details and don’t bite off more than you can chew lest you choke on your own opinions.