Virgo (23 August-22 September)
Your ruler Mercury is completing it’s long journey through the depth sign Scorpio as the month begins and there may be one more important or significant conversation that you want or need to have before it moves on.
The date to note is the 3rd when Mercury teams up with action planet Mars in your sign of Virgo. This is a ‘walk the talk’ kind of connection urging you to get real, get motivated and speak your mind.
Both these planets are on the move soon after so this is about completing a matter or situation that began late September/early October when Mercury first moved into Scorpio. Bring matters to a conclusion and once you’re satisfied, move on.
Mercury moves into the sign of Sagittarius on the 5th where it remains until Christmas Eve. Sagittarius is the sign down at the base of your chart turning the spotlight towards home and family affairs and your links to the past. You may be keen to meet up with family at this festive time of year or perhaps there’s a special occasion to celebrate as well as Christmas which will bring everyone together.
It’s a good time to talk about home and family affairs especially if you’re planning a move next year or you have other exciting events to discuss. Family and money are also linked now and there may even be a pleasant surprise on or around the 10th when Mercury teams up with sparky Uranus.
Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, is currently in your joint finance sector so monies you share with another person or money you have invested in any kind of financial institution. As Mercury and Uranus connect in a helpful trine aspect, this promises good news and a turn around in fortune. If you’re wanting to cut costs this Christmas why not suggest some last-minute changes regarding present buying and do things differently. You may want to give money to charity or flag up a last minute Secret Santa gift idea. It may simply be that you want to talk about money matters in general and if so this is a good day to sit down with family and find ways to cut costs or make more, whichever fits for you.
Money may feel as if it’s becoming a pressing issue especially as Mars planet of action moves into your personal cash sector on the 7th. Mars is going to remain in this part of your chart for an unusually long time until late July 2014. This is because Mars will turn retrograde, i.e. give the illusion of moving backwards in the heavens next year.
But for now Mars is going full steam ahead in your money sector which represents making money, saving money and becoming more proactive about money in general. Mars acts like a turbo boost although in Libra there are always compromises to be made and it may be that you have to take other people into account now more than usual.
Looking after your own financial affairs is the best scenario over the Christmas break as Mars is up against it. There’s volatile planetary action on Christmas Day when Mars clashes with Uranus and again on New Years Eve when Mars and Pluto square up to one another in the heavens. This looks potentially argumentative and it’s wise if you can to avoid broaching anything about money over the Christmas break.
Of course, it’s not always easy especially if you’re with family and/or people close to you who you don’t see that often. It is a potentially explosive combination though so do your best to stay out of the way of trouble and try and smooth over any confrontations.
On the 29th and the 31st, your planet Mercury’s pulled into the midst of the pack so you may find that you need to do some quick fire-fighting to sort things out whether with regard to money, children or perhaps love.
This is also a big month for you relationship-wise with Venus now firmly ensconced in your fellow earth sign of Capricorn ruling romance and love affairs. Don’t be surprised if you meet someone new under the mistletoe if you’re looking for love and some of you will be talking marriage and babies and long-term commitment.
After the 21st however Venus is retrograde until late January 2014 and this is slowing things down and turning your attention inward. It’s important that you are clear about what you want with regard to love and know for sure where your heart lies whether you feel you’re in the right relationship or the wrong relationship.
For some this may mean a period apart from the one you love whether they’re living or working elsewhere or you decide to separate temporarily. Whatever happens in your own personal situation, know that the best thing you can do is to be patient and listen to your heart. Christmas Eve and Boxing Day hold great romance potential for you and whoever you’re with on those dates, you’ll know whether love is meant to be.
You may even find that you make a love decision but want to keep it to yourself or between the two of you for now. If you know that what you decide could cause trouble within your family or with your friends, then perhaps it is best to postpone a big announcement until after the festive period. It’s your choice of course but with such volatile planetary activity taking place between Christmas and New Year, you may feel stronger or more sure of yourself a little further down the line. Wherever you are and whoever you’re with, wishing you a very merry Christmas and happy New Year.
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