You’re in the spotlight, Virgo! A sizzling solar eclipse on Thursday the 1st occurs in your sign. This is your time to shine, a fabulous opportunity to kick off new initiatives. Solar eclipses are supercharged new moons and as such they are the gateway to experiencing fresh new chapters in life.
It’s a significant event to be the recipient of a solar eclipse in one’s sign, but what makes this even more auspicious is that the great benefic, Jupiter, also happens to be in Virgo. The big planet is getting ready to move on to your second house of income on the 9th, but before it goes you have the chance to get passion projects off the ground, in any area of your choosing.
Monday is terrific for discussing your ideas with someone close, or putting them in writing. A Mercury/Venus conjunction not only helps you elucidate what you want to achieve, but to get your message out there onto a much bigger stage than you’re used to.
If you’re in self-promotion mode–looking for a new job, getting ready to launch a startup, thinking about opening an online dating account–today’s the day to be loud and proud. In addition, profitable Venus enters your income sector the same day, a lucky bonus that will help you earn more from your promotional efforts.
But Mercury retrogrades in Virgo on Tuesday for several weeks, which could slow down progress a bit in all areas of your life. This can actually be a benefit, as it gives you the time to go back and review things that haven’t been working as well as you’d like: your diet, relationship with your mother, your savings plan and so on. Tweak what needs to be fixed and make sure that you’re explaining yourself well, as Mercury retro could cause others to misconstrue your message.
It’s a funny vibe: the eclipse is opening doors just as Mercury yells out, “Wait! Slow down!” But in reality, this is wise. With Jupiter about to enter your house of routines, schedules and money you could become over-optimistic as to what you can accomplish in the year ahead. Clear the deck of any obligations and activities that are extraneous to free up time and lessen stress.
This reality could smack you upside the head on Saturday, when a demanding T-square pits the needs of others against yours. This has been an ongoing drama over the past year, and the eclipse provides you with the perfect opportunity to end it. Create boundaries, make your expectations clear.