Happy birthday, Virgo! Ready to open some presents? Trust me, the cosmos has lined up some big ones for you, and the action starts with a solar eclipse on the 1st in your sign. This lunation is quite a game changer as it can close old doors and open new ones in just about any area of your life: money, fitness, love, family, travel, residential issues, health, you name it. Eclipses tend to act suddenly and without warning. They take us to a new place, and once we’re there and get adjusted, we wouldn’t want to go back.
This has already been a big year for you, as Jupiter entered your sign last August for the first time in 13 years. Many astrologers use the term “celestial favorite” when describing a zodiac sign that is hosting Jupiter, and often times people think that it’s going to be all rainbows, unicorns and winning lottery tickets. Truth is that you can get your butt kicked by events even when Jupiter is in your sign. It’s no guarantee of endlessly happy days. So if you have weathered some difficult times in the past twelve months, that’s to be expected. However, what’s important is that despite your troubles and frustration, you planted some seeds for more fulfilling options.
Jupiter is getting ready to change signs on the 9th, heading into Libra, your second house of income and security. If some of those seeds you planted were for a better job with a higher paying salary, they should start to sprout over the next year. But before Jupiter moves on, the cosmos delivers a solar eclipse in Virgo on the 1st.
Talk about making a wish and blowing out the candles! This is your moment, the time to get clear on new initiatives you’d like to kick off. There is some flak coming from the general direction of Pisces, though, as Neptune is in a strained angle. The watery planet is in your commitment sector, suggesting that a partner (business or romantic) may not be on board with some of the changes you’d like to make.
If that’s the case, you have some thinking to do, as eclipses always occur in pairs—and the next one, a lunar event, falls on the 16th in your partnership zone. It’s make it or break it time for alliances. As a result, many Virgos will be getting engaged or making other plans, such as to move in together. Others may say hasta la vista, baby, I’m out of here.
Don’t expect others to be quiet about your inner strength. The 2nd, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th are all somewhat difficult, as family members as well as lovers and kids may stomp their feet in dismay. You may find that new boundaries need to be set and roles must be revisited. A romantic partner may resort to anything from sweet talk to BS in order to get their way, but keep a clear head and make decisions based on what is best for you.
When Jupiter enters Libra on the 9th, it’s entering your second house of security. This not only deals with your income but also your emotional sense of safety and contentment. You’ll be making wise choices that will not only positively affect your own security, but that of the people closest to you.
Once the lunar eclipse of the 16th passes, others will come around to your way of thinking. The 17th is perfect for holding a soulful romantic discussion in which you can speak openly. The 19th is another winner, when the cosmic lovers, Mars and Venus, meet up in the heavens.
Singles could meet a new face on the 20th and 23rd, when Mercury in your sign helps you impress others with your charm and vivacity. All Virgos benefit from Pluto’s return to direct motion on the 26th, a powerful aspect which can put an end to unnecessary drama in your love life. Pluto is the planet that reveals someone’s shadow side, so you may have had to face your own demons or try to figure out what the hell was going on in someone else’s head. The next day lusty Mars barrels into your house of romance, so you’ll be more than ready for true love and not a soap opera.