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Your Personal Horoscope -
With Virgo as your Sun Sign
With the Sun in the mutable earth sign of Virgo, your are a practical and adaptable person. You may like to be of service to others in some way, probably more concerned with their material well-
With Virgo as your Ascendant
With the mutable earth sign of Virgo rising at the time of your birth, you approach life with a need to analyse your experiences in order to fully understand them, and then often you will have a need to communicate about them. You have an excellent critical faculty that is sometimes expressed as fussiness and too much attention to detail. You have a sympathetic nature, are spontaneous and very, very helpful. You like to be of service to others when you can, but you can be somewhat over-
Those with Virgo ascendants do tend to worry and be hyper critical of themselves, and this can lead to a distinct lack of confidence, and in a physical sense this may lead to you having headaches and migraines. In relationships, the need to nag one’s partner is always present, but also a cool warmth with a tender loving side to the character that will eventually emerge. Watch out for the tendency to try to find the easy way out of arguments or problems when challenged by others.
Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury. As the ruler of your Ascendant this planet will be of particular importance in your chart.
How are the planets affecting you in 2018?
These predictions have been written to fit your Ascendant sign, and that is dependent not only on the day your were born but also the time that you were born as well as the place of your birth.
Ok, so Virgo Ascendants, what does 2018 hold in store for you? Well it's natural to starting with the outer planets and how they are affecting you in general and this is a summary of where they are moving before I move on to a more detailed chronological look at the year ahead.
Pluto is in the house of affairs of the heart, personal creativity, hobbies, games, speculation and children. If you have children, then whatever you do as a parent will have a profound effect on them and their upbringing now. This is the house of love affairs and you may be attracted to people who will bring a fated quality to your life. Any relationship started now will more than likely be particularly intense and heavy, and as such you might be attracted to people who you instinctively know are not good for you, but you are magnetically drawn to. In looking at hobbies and other creative pursuits, you may be interested in doing intense physical challenges and taking up interests that stimulate your senses and emotions, maybe things with a hint of danger about them.
Neptune foggy reputation moving in your house of relationships and partnerships will no doubt create a certain amount of confusion in communications in these areas of your life. Neptune does tend to idealise any relationship now and you may think that things are fine and wonderful with the one you love, only to find out that in fact they are not. This aspect does tend to hide any resentment to a partner behind a veil of secrecy where it can fester and become more and more toxic. This is generally not a good period in your life to enter into business with anyone as the motives of the other person may not be clear and they actually may be deceptive.
Uranus is progressing through your house of power and change, and are going to be some shocks and disruptions during this transit. You may encounter many powerful people and ones who have a profound or even fated quality over your life. The relationships you have with them could be of a sexual or intimate quality the like of which you have never previously experienced, however it is unlikely that any relationship formed will have a truly lasting quality to it. If these people put blocks, controls or restrictions on you then you may fight back to break the shackles imposed on you. This house is the one of death and renewal and someone close to you may pass away leading to a brand new chapter in your life, an inheritance may come your way for example. Issues of sharing and joint finances are based in this part of your chart, and these matters could see some volatility during this transit. Between 16th May and 6th November Uranus will temporarily shift just into Taurus however this change of sign is highly unlikely to invoke a change of house for you too too, however it's change of sign may just allow us to see a noticeable and generational shift in all our value systems.
Saturn the great teacher and planet that holds us all to account just changed signs before the start of 2018 and it is now progressing through the house of affairs of the heart. Saturn will make sure that they do not go smoothly and you may find your freedom being restricted by your lover. Children are represented in this house, and any children that you have or encounter could be troublesome or be burdens on you, leading to potential frustration. In social terms Saturn rather draws you into your shell and you desist from going out, socialising and meeting with other people. This is something you should avoid doing, so go out and spread your wings. If you are a bit of a risk taker in general, then beware. Saturn is not a planet that approves of taking chances and any you do take now may not pay off. Don’t expect to win the lottery in the next couple of years.
Jupiter for most of the year is in the house of the mind, affecting your ideas and thoughts, broadening your outlook and giving you the need to communicate this knowledge and your plans to the wider world. This is a time of opening up your life, and letting in people who can extend you as a person. This is the house of transport and your local area, and you may be impelled to explore your local surroundings far more than in the past. Certainly your reason for making journeys and trips, maybe in relation to the circumstances you have in your life will be increased. This is a time of more contacts with neighbours, your brothers and sisters, education facilities and schools and your local community.
Right let's get into the real details of what awaits you in 2018.
Mars generally sets the agenda in regard to our actions and motivations, and we find it in January your house of communication alongside Jupiter. With these two planets setting the scene at the start of the year matters of things written and said take on importance. You'll have to be cautious of what you say or write on around 8th of the month with Jupiter and Mars forming a conjunction, as you may expand the truth a little or worse still let your ego take over. You may be less cautious than you normally are (unusual for you as a Virgo Ascendant) and this either can go in your favour as people will appreciate your optimistic tone, or you may go a little over the top with the effect of driving people away from you. Be very careful of how you promise to others, as you may in time realise that you can't fulfil what you stated you would.
On and around 16th January Jupiter and Pluto combine in a sextile. This useful aspect can allow you to use deep intuition and gut feelings to create things you thought not possible, you may be surprised at the intensity of the work you produce. Your words and the way you communicate can influence people you love and get them to follow your lead and you can successfully teach children to respect your opinions through the depth of knowledge that you can impart to them.
On the 17th January there is a quincunx between Mars and Uranus, and this may see you having to react to a letter, email, or communication in regard to someone or something that tries to control you in some manner, either financially or in a more manipulative and unexpected way. Unusual events may affect siblings, neighbours or people in your local area.
Mars moves into Sagittarius on the 26th and the focus will shift towards your family and home situation. Now and in the next two months you will be more forthright with family members, your parents and with landlords and house mates. This transit also could bring situations where you have to make repairs at home or you have to fix something. This part of your chart is also linked to matters with women, your traditions, and also of your personal security and these matters may come into focus for you.
On the 31st January we have the first of five eclipses this year, a lunar eclipse in Leo to start things off. This eclipse will highlight matters of personal sacrifice, needing seclusion, suffering, charity, working behind the scenes , hobbies and people against you that you aren't aware of. Any one of these matters will be subject to emotional change in the following few months.
Following hot on the heels of this first Lunar Eclipse is a Solar one on 15th February this time in the opposite sign to Leo, that of Aquarius. The issues of service, routines, work and work relationships, as well as healing, health and welfare will also be highlighted in the months ahead, and you may expect to see challenges and changes in these areas of life as we move forward through 2018.
The 17th February sees Mars square to Neptune and I sense confusion at home between yourself and a partner. Something may not be quite right, and the potential for a misjudged argument is high. This could be caused by an action taken at home that does not go down well with your other half, maybe through a miscommunication. Things may break or go wrong now, get lost or start to fail. You may feel that you need to escape a toxic atmosphere, and any excuse to get out and let things cool down may be a good option to take.
Overview – Mercury and Venus both enter Aries from 6th March and from this time you will start to feel much more assertive, alive and more self confident, not only personally but in dealing with anyone in powerful positions. The Sun follows on afterwards into Aries at the Spring Equinox on 20th March starting a brand new Astrological year and focusing you more on issues linked to anything you owe to someone else. Venus enters strong and stable Taurus on the last day of the month.
Moving into March, Mars and Uranus in a trine ask you to move a situation forward. You can make great strides and progress now if you go against the grain of a situation, in regard to where you live, your family and your home life. You may want to try something different now, or to rebel in some way to force a permanent change. This is an aspect of great haste and you may want a situation to move along quickly. It's also an aspect of experimentation, and your sex life for a few days might get rather kinky!!
On the 17th of the month Mars enters the sign of Capricorn and the emphasis shifts again as your individuality and personal talents, matters of the heart, hobbies, your free time activities and children will become more relevant for you in the next couple of months. You initiate creative projects as we head towards spring, or if you are single a new love may come along into your life or you may start a new hobby or activity. You may be more into contact with children and you may clash with them if they are naughty, or they misbehave.
On the 24th March Mercury moving in your house of change and sharing and turns retrograde. In the next three weeks you may review debts that you have and pay off monies owed and reassess shared financial issues. Try not to take out new loans or repayment contracts now. Try to purge things out of your life that are of no use and if you need to psycho-
Overview – The inner solar bodies now start to diverge, as Venus races ahead through Taurus focusing your values on your belief systems and your knowledge. Mercury stays in Aries all month as it is moving retrograde continuing to review all matters linked to your liabilities to others. The Sun moves into Taurus on the 20th just before Venus moves into changeable Gemini on the 24th April, starting to activate your work and career life.
It is now April and Mars conjuncts with Saturn on and around the 2nd day of the month. Your out of work time may be limited now or held up, possibly as you have extra demands on your time that you can't avoid possibly placed on you by your boss who need you to do overtime? You may find that you don't have time to let go and appreciate any free time. This situation is a temporary one and things will eventually get back to normal.
On the 14th April Jupiter and Pluto make an opportunistic sextile and matters linked to events triggered by the first contact of these planets on 16th January may resurface. A chance encounter with someone in your local area may bring open out a new way to expand your life, a letter, contract or document may bring good news, a change in plan on a trip you have to make may come as a bonus, or you may splash on a new car or vehicle. A neighbour or brother and sister may assist you and help you out to make things easier, or a creative project may go well. There is one more connection of these planets when Jupiter is moving direct, active on and around 12th September. Mercury retrograde finishes a day later, and after juggling your finances you may find you have a little more leeway than you first thought.
On the 26th April Mars and Pluto combine in Capricorn and this may see you putting a lot of effort into an individual project or sport that you do. This is a highly physical aspect and is connected to much determination and hard work. Matters linked to the one you love or children under your care may see some changes now. They may be angry for some reason and you might have to calm them down or matters of jealousy and obsession may cloud your relationship with them, resulting in a damaging power battle. Look out too for events occurring in regard to secretive behaviour.
Overview – The Sun is in Taurus at the start of this month and Mercury picking up speed joins it in this sign on the 13th May. This is a good window of opportunity to look at travelling abroad and taking educational courses to broaden your knowledge. Venus in Gemini in the work sector of your chart is keeping you busy before she moves into Cancer on the 18th May. Here she is much more sociable and concerned with relating with friends, and your desire to be part of the group will be strong. The Sun and Mercury enter Gemini on 21st and 29th respectively to bring a time when cooperation and working with others is beneficial.
Into May and on the 16th of this month Mars passes into the sign of the water barer Aquarius. For you with an Virgo Ascendant it's transit will spotlight themes connected to everyday work, routine, service and health. Now is a time to buckle down and put your nose to the grindstone. You will do well to keep busy and focus on the details, the charts and statistics. You can work well as a team with colleagues, but you may prefer working on your own now, and you may grow tired with any colleague who encroaches on your patch or can't keep up with the pace you are setting. Its also a time to keep active through exercise to keep your fitness up. Keep moving and active, not only your body but also your mind too, otherwise you may be prone to stress and anxiety.
On the same day Mars squares Uranus sitting on the cusp of the sign of Taurus. This will enliven your dealings with work colleagues and bosses. If you are agreed that things need to be updated, and new regimes and techniques are required to help your work and routines, then this aspect can be a helpful one, however it is also possible that imposed change will be aimed your way, change that you may very much disagree with. This could lead to a clash that you may not be able to win. A person providing a service for you may not do a very good job in a technical sense, leading to a dispute or stressful situation. Indeed anxiety and stress may be things that you suffer with being a Virgo Ascendant, and this link may push your tolerance levels to the maximum. Matters with pets might be matters you are concerned with too. The other two dates where this aspect will be in operation will be around 2nd August and also 18th September 2018.
On 25th May Jupiter still in Scorpio makes a trine to Neptune in Pisces, the second of three aspects (the first of these occurred on 3rd December 2017). This lovely trine connecting both planets of idealism will heighten your intuitions, imagination and need to escape. This is a very intuitive and creative phase you are entering and the openness between you and your partner (if you are in a relationship) may seem like bliss, there may be crazy ideas and big plans for the future flowing between you both. You may dream of travelling long distance now, or having a vacation away to be near water or the sea. Be careful what you promise though, as there is little likelihood of fulfilling what you claim. There is also a temptation to avoid reality and take stupid risks, and you should try to avoid these, especially in regard to your other half, your partner's relatives and to people you know oppose you. If you try and dupe someone, there could be big consequences to pay in the future. You may make sacrifices or something may need rescuing now. There is one more connection of these planets after Jupiter turns direct on and around 19th August.
Overview – There will be a busy period going on into June and you may have a lot of meetings and paperwork to deal with at work with Sun/Mercury in Gemini and you may spend a lot of time with friends as Venus is in Cancer. The social nature of this month will increase as Mercury enter Cancer on 12th June just as Venus enters Leo on 13th. Now you will want to feel more involved in group activities and with friends, enjoying the social side of things, however you'll also need your own space at times too. The Sun follows into Cancer on the 20th at the Summer Solstice point. You will want to feel part of the team or needed in some way. Mercury enters Leo on 29th of the month.
As we get to the month of June Mars is slowing down before he turns retrograde. On the 8th June he links up with the South Node of the Moon, a point of detriment, and this moment may see you struggling or finding difficulties with your job, with colleagues you work with, and people who provide services for you may let you down in some regard. You could be upset by a broken promise from someone who said they would help you out of fix something or a matter from the past that causes a problem. This connection may deplete your physical energy and personal motivation, you may be less active than normal and less inclined to do a good job. This, because of the impending retrograde motion of Mars is another one of these connections that will occur three times, the other two dates being on 20th July and 26th September.
Later in the month on 27th June Mars finally reaches a stop stationing retrograde. The time around this date sees Mars at it's most powerful, and you may be very motivated to stand up for yourself, and you might try and impose your plans on someone. From now until the end of August you may find that nothing will seem straightforward at work, and your daily routines may be upset and changed. Bosses may be difficult and you might have to redo work and projects and you may find that the details or information you need to complete a specific task is missing, thus you'll be unable to achieve the aims that you initially set out. The likelihood of any success or achievement may be affected. Be careful to eat well and to look after your health during Mars retrograde as it mat suffer leading to illness and fatigue.
Overview – With Mercury and Venus in Leo you will ideally like to stay out of the firing line now and you will feel happiest finding a little quiet corner for just yourself. Venus enter Virgo on 10th July and there is a sense that you will need to update your image. Mercury is slowing again before going retro late in the month. The Sun enters Leo and you may have to consider letting something go. You'll be happy working in the shadows now, and going quietly about your business.
Into July and there is a Solar Eclipse on 13th in the sign of Cancer. This eclipse focuses on your friends, on groups, teams, associations, companies, matters of cooperation and joint ventures, companies, social and political activism, your hopes and dreams and received love. These area of life will be subject to changes in the next six months and there will be situations highlighting them.
On the 27th July Mercury now in the sign Leo grinds to a halt and stations retrograde for three weeks. This time is all about retreating into the background a little and finding a little inner peace and calm. This may be a conscious decision or then again circumstances may force you into this action. Whichever way it occurs, you can connect with yourself in a more spiritual manner and possibly you can work out and solve any psychological problems or hang-
On the same day there is a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius that will reinforce the changes and issues brought to the forefront by the Solar Eclipse of 15th February in a more emotional way through relationship situations connected to bosses, workmates and people who provide services to you although as this Eclipse is in the early degrees of Aquarius, many of you will feel some shift in the way that you relate to those you love, to children and your free time activities and hobbies may be boosted or ended in the months ahead.
Overview – Venus is in Virgo for the first few days of August spotlighting your own needs before shifting into sign of Libra. Your values and sense of fairness is going to be tested and you will also be looking at what you own, what you could own and how much it will cost. Mercury is in Leo all month and you may be quietly planning and revising things for the future. The Sun moves into Virgo and you step out into the sunlight, after remaining in the shadows for a while.
As we move into August we get the second of the Mars square Uranus aspects on the 2nd (see May) and following on from that event, Uranus stations retrograde on the 8th August. This will be a difficult period just before a Solar Eclipse where unusual situations could affect you. You may be be having to deal with a crisis linked to children, to people you love or to creative activities. All this occurs before Mars regresses back into Capricorn on 13th August. During it's regression into this sign you may restart an old artistic project, or go back to a hobby you used to do. If you are single, an old flame may reappear on the scene. This is a good time to reset a love relationship and maybe revisit a happy time from the past.
As I mentioned, there is a second Solar Eclipse within a month again in the sign Leo on the 11th August. Matters surrounding sacrifices made, work done behind the scenes such as research, things hidden from you and people plotting behind your back, matters of aiding others, charity work, links to hospitals and clinics, psychological problems, prisons and seclusion will pop up from time to time throughout the rest of 2018.
The 19th August finds Jupiter making it's third and final trine to Neptune and I refer you back to May when this aspect first surfaced. The 27th August sees Mars stationing direct and we may get an extra burst of energy and enthusiasm in regard to matters of love, sports, pastimes, anything artistic and children's matters. Now you can progress as the road ahead clears, and the way is free to go forward with speed.
Overview – The month begins with all three inner bodies in different signs, however from the 6th Mercury enters your sign of Virgo and you'll be more confident and outspoken, but less likely to think of other people as a result. With Venus in Scorpio from 9th September staying in this sign for quite a long time, this is going to be a busy old month. You may have to do a lot of correspondence with people, or deal with a lot of local issues. Mercury and the Sun enter Libra on 22nd and 23rd September placing a lot of emphasis on any business you are carrying out, on finances and how you are earning a living.
After this testing August, we move into September and Mars re-
Overview – Venus remains in Scorpio as she slows down and Mercury adds to your need to speak, write or contact people on the 10th October. You'll be busying yourself with more and more appointments, and dealing with local issues and the Sun makes a threesome in the sign of the Scorpion on 23rd October. You'll be running around, making trips and being active, but Venus retrograde may complicate situations. She moves back into Libra on 31st October.
The month of October unusually sees no major planetary aspects at all but there is one major event as on 6th October Venus slows to a halt now in the sign of Scorpio and begins a 42 day period of retrograde motion. You may find that you are being sold down the river by local people, neighbours or your brothers and sisters as your precious time and/ or money is wasted by them, there will be more important things to do and get on with. You may assess if you should be actually continue to take notice of them. Matters concerning things told to you or agree to in the past may get resolved now. You may have trouble with vehicles and it may cost you money to get them fixed. One rule of thumb during Venus retrograde. It is unwise to start brand new relationships or make important decisions over finances. Try and remember this until Venus moves direct again, even if the potential offers on the table look appealing.
Overview – This month is very much as you were from October, with Venus in retrograde and Mercury in Sagittarius all month slowing and preparing to enter its own new retrograde cycle. With both retrograde, things will not be as straightforward as you would like them to be in November. Venus retrograde in Libra is reassessing your values and financial issues all month whereas Mercury is making you reassess domestic values and your family situation. The Sun enters Sagittarius on 22nd November to add to the focus on your home life.
As we move into November, so Venus changes signs back into Libra and the focus of your gaze lands on your values and your financial situation. You'll be assessing how you make your living, any business plans that you have and the people you are dealing with in regard to them. You'll look at your in-
The 8th of November is a significant day as Jupiter changes signs moving into it's home sign of Sagittarius. This transit of Jupiter will see the planet of expansion affecting your home and domestic life. The home is a private place for many, a place where dramas go on behind the four walls of your abode. Jupiter will bring some amount of serenity and goodwill to family affairs as well as improving relations with women and in particular you mother if she is still in your life. While Jupiter is resident here, you can calm the bickering that always goes on at home, and bring everyone closer together. If you can achieve this, then in a more psychological sense you will attain a modicum of inner contentment. If you are interested in purchasing property now or in the near future, luck should be on your side and hopefully you should be able to get a fair deal.
At the same time Uranus still moving retrograde dips back into the sign of Aries for one last time and a week later on the 15th November Mars makes a positive sextile to it. This is an exciting connection that may make you impatient to make an impression at work and you may be frustrated with those who can't keep up with the fast pace you are setting. You may be asked to use new techniques at work or innovate your approach to your healing, health and welfare. You may try new routines to see if they are suitable. There will be a liking for speed and danger and you may want to push your limits to the maximum.
On the 15th November Mars changes signs into elusive Pisces. Mars will remain in this sign for the rest of the year and here in the house of relationships. You could say that these will be lively over the next couple of months. The biggest issue will be a clash of egos between yourself and your partner. There may be flash points, but also as soon as any disagreement happens you will be able to bury the hatchet and sort out the problem. There will be passionate moments and you won't be bored for long. Expect matters between those who oppose you to be full of fire and brimstone too.
On the 16th November with Mars square to Jupiter may push you to try and over promise what you can achieve. This is a lovely expansive connection that will give you a shot in the arm and lots of optimism. You will want to win and get the top in any endeavour. Here in your chart you may be pulled between family commitments and your relationships, one may get in the way of the other and the worst thing you can do would be to promise to both and then let one down. Be realistic, work out which is your priority, and stick to your decision.
There are many changes of planetary direction and signs, and things may be a little confusing. Adding into the mix, Mercury is slowing to a halt in Sagittarius exactly square to elusive and confusing Neptune before turning retrograde two days later on the 18th November. It is a time to look at your domestic situation, and consider what you need for the future, however I would not make any kind of decision or signing any agreement until Mercury has moved out of range of Neptune. Someone might be trying to give you a dodgy deal and you shouldn't believe what you see, hear or read. Any matters at home may have to be reviewed or redone. For example you make have to make home repairs after something breaks, family members may return home after being away. Maybe you will review your home situation and work out what you need to do to make your living space a better place, might you need to redecorate or rearrange things? Confusion and misunderstandings between you and the people you live with could occur too.
On the 27th November Mars making a constructive sextile to Saturn encourages you to concentrate on your own priorities. These may be connected to relationships and what you ultimately need to make you happy. You can settle any volatile situations between yourself and your partner, and there may be a chance to strengthen your relationship. Why not go on a special night out, or see a show. Any creative and individual gifts will be appreciated, especially any you craft or make yourself.
Overview – The Sun is leading the way at the beginning of this month in Sagittarius with Mercury and Venus finishing their retrograde periods. This is a time of the year when families start to get together and the Sun brings a joyful spirit into your home. You'll be getting in touch with lots of people in your local area as well as relatives as on 2nd December Venus re-
We enter December and Mercury moves back briefly into Scorpio for 4 days on 2nd December before stationing direct on the 6th of this month, ending it's last retrograde of the year. Mercury at a station in Scorpio may force a choice upon you. You will probably have to decide over situations either involving your love life, children's matters, a hobby or free time activity, an artistic pursuit or a personal goal that you want to achieve.
Mars connects in a conjunction with Neptune just one day later on the 7th of the month. This aspect is one of confusion on how to act, of seducing and being seduced, and also one of utter deception and illusion. There is a hugely seductive quality about this conjunction and you may be incredibly tempted to drag someone else into actions that they wouldn't initially want to partake in. This conjunction occurs in your house of relationships and partnerships, and you won't want to know what to believe from a partner. This aspect can destabilise things and create a chaotic atmosphere, so keep your cool and your perspectives.
There is one last aspect to concentrate our minds this year and this occurs on 17th December with Mars forming a sextile to Pluto. Here is a chance to concentrate your efforts, and stabilise a partnership or relationship after the difficult looking Neptune Mars conjunction of the week before. You can make positive changes now and you can work hard to steady things down. You can get your way with your partner now, and get them to see your point of view.
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