Virgo (23 August – 22 September)
Your ruling planet Mercury is on the move this month as it enters Sagittarius, the sign of travel on the 5th. In your horoscope, Sagittarius rules your home and family, your past and where you come from and these areas of your life are under the cosmic spotlight for the next couple of months
This is because Mercury remains in Sagittarius until January 10, 2018, as it turns retrograde, i.e. is on go slow from 3rd to the 23rd December. So the best advice is to get busy now and crack on with your list of things to do relating to home and family matters.
You might be organising plans for big events such as Christmas or Thanksgiving or perhaps you want to feel that your life is more ordered and together. Being a Virgo, you work best when you manage your time well and you’re not feeling overly stressed.
Think about what conversations you need to have too in order to move forward with home or property-related matters, DIY or family issues. Don’t leave things unsaid, but instead express your feelings and say what’s on your mind.
Life could become more chaotic once Mercury switches direction early December. It’s worth thinking ahead and ensure that things are running as smoothing as possible at home. If you want to talk about money matters with loved ones or discuss what next on the financial front, choose the 17th or the 25th.
The Sun also enters Sagittarius on the 22nd. This puts more emphasis on this part of your horoscope and taking care of the ones you love, and celebrating with them. The big news, however, concerns the planet Saturn.
Saturn has been in Sagittarius since late 2014 but at the end of this year it moves on. This may have been a testing time for you with regard to home and property matters or family relationships. Saturn is known as the taskmaster of the zodiac and wherever you find Saturn in your horoscope, this is where you have extra challenges.
This month, however, on the 11th, Saturn teams up with innovative Uranus in Aries and your finance sector. This is a positive planetary connection and it’s the third time that these two slower-moving planets have got together.
They met first on December 25, 2016, they connected again on May 19, 2017 and this is their third and final meeting on November 11, 2017 before Saturn moves on. This combination signals a breakthrough moment, for example, you might sell a property that’s been on the market for a long time or you find a way to help each other out as a family.
Saturn represents the old and Uranus represents the new and the theme is about renewal or reinvention. It’s not about starting over completely but instead looking for innovative ways to bring about change. Uranus is linked to technology and in Aries this flags up joint finances and shared resources. Make a final push to sort out a domestic issue or a family situation.
Communication is powerful for you this month, because there are also key planets in Scorpio and your communication sector. The Sun’s here until the 22nd, the planet of relating Venus enters Scorpio on the 7th and big planet Jupiter remains here for another 12 months.
This period in particular could be extra busy for you whether you’re making more short trips than usual, you’re running around a lot, or you decide to go back to school and pick up a new qualification or interest. It’s often a busy period of your life and both the Full Moon and New Moon this month light up this same sector of your chart.
The Full Moon takes place on the 4th when the Sun in Scorpio opposes the Moon in Taurus. The Moon in Taurus represents a safe harbour and this is a promising date to find a trip or course that suits you. When planets are in Taurus, it’s about expanding your horizons and looking at the bigger picture.
The New Moon takes place on the 18th, also in Scorpio, and the New Moon is a symbol of new beginnings. This is a significant date for an important conversation. Plus, Scorpio rules the psyche and the unconscious so listen out for coincidences and pay close attention to hidden or inner thoughts and motivations.
The most intriguing date, however, is the 13th when Venus and Jupiter come together in Scorpio. Venus and Jupiter are the best planets in astrology and this feels loving and passionate. Don’t hide your heart away or your feelings. Instead, express them and tap into them. You might feel inspired to write a love poem or perhaps you hear words of love or gratitude.
Your partner planet Neptune is strong this month too and Neptune is currently in Pisces and your relationship sector. This feels like a key time for your 1-to-1’s and it’s a good month to get to know the one you love on a deeper or more profound level.
The 3rd and 16th are promising for love and new connections when first the Sun and then Venus team up with Neptune. It’s not all romance and roses, however, because your ruler Mercury clashes with Neptune on the 13th, the same day as the Venus/Jupiter connection, and on the 22nd, Neptune turns direct in the heavens, when its energy is intense.
So you might be airing feelings that are uncomfortable or challenging. It’s not just about dealing with the positives of life this month but instead, digging deeper to get to the truth. Neptune can flag up themes of yearning or illusion, while Scorpio urges you to be real.
Finally, this month, keep close tabs on your money. Venus in Libra clashes with Uranus in Aries on the 4th and Mars in Libra clashes with Pluto in Capricorn on the 19th. Libra is your money sector, what you value in life and rules your finances, your possessions.
Both aspects are potentially troublesome, whether you lose out financially or you’re struggling to meet a payment. Relationships too could make life more complicated when it comes to money. Another reason why November is a top month for honest and open communication.