Thursday, 22 March 2018

Moon in your opposite sign takes the pressure off you somewhat or lets you off the hook. Other people seem to lack staying power and you might sense as much early on, or you predict a typical likely outcome (possibly a let-down), but not give them a hard time for it. Then you need to work out what you want and set some intentions around it. Our free New Moon Wishing Guide will help you to do that and more. Just click here to access it.

Week beginning Monday, 19 March 2018

If you want things to go back to the way they used to be with regards to a sex or money matter, then you could be in luck this week. Mercury is going backwards in your Sex and Money Zone, so nothing is set in stone financially or when it comes to intimacy. Mercury retrograde has a bad reputation but it's actually a very good time to renegotiate anything and everything, so start the process if you want some sex/money changes.

Month of March

The fallout from the first two eclipses of the year could take longer to reach your sign. No bad thing. Try and prepare yourself mentally for change. There are endings and there are new beginnings, but they might be all jumbled up a bit in your world. Are you also going through a bit of a spiritual awakening?

Or are you the type of Virgo that pooh-poohs all of that kind of stuff?

The eclipse energy might also be quietly attending to some of your missed study or work opportunities or helping you smarten up your act re: job interviews if, for example, you keep starting application forms and never finishing them, or it'll help you get the show on the road in other areas.

Being kinder to yourself in terms of what you're putting into your body is also likely. Just be aware that from around the 20th-ish, there'll be rumblings of your ruler Mercury preparing for its first retrograde phase of the year. This doesn't quite score out everything that's penciled or penned in on the calendar but it does add a new complexion to social and travel arrangements, discussions and contracts, adding extra layers and/or complications. If you're signing anything in a financial sense, then please make sure that you read all the small print - or better still, try to stall until late April if you can.

You might also feel that you're taking a few backward steps in terms of intimacy or that you're being made to feel like asking for a cuddle is like asking for the moon and the stars. What's that all about? The love planet moves into Virgo-friendly Taurus on the final day of the month and this might remedy this type of cold front, or perhaps you'll be thinking about the sand between your toes and the sun on your back, or about casting your net wider if you're single and looking for love - or moving on, or regaining lost confidence.

Oh to be a discerning Virgo! Everyone goes on about how Virgos are critical, don't they? Have you heard that one? You know, you can't walk into a room without noting that the place needs vacuuming, or that the windows need cleaning, or that whoever you're with hasn't shined their shoes. Or whatever. Pah to that!

Firstly, as you undoubtedly know, there are plenty of Virgos out there in the Real World who couldn't keep their home tidy if their life depended on it. Secondly, it's not that you're just born critical, it's that you can't help noticing what has and hasn't been done up to scratch. And because your sign is about service. and about being of service to others, you often believe you're doing the right thing by pointing out flaws to others. And heck, it's not a great astro-job, but someone has to do it. Traditionally your sign represented the women who sorted the grain from the chaff - ie: who had to be good at seeing what was worth keeping and what was no use at all. This is where your ability to be - ahem - let's call it super-discerning comes from. And yes it is a mixed blessing!

But Virgo is about much more than fault-finding. For one thing, your ruler is Mercury and you have a fine mind which you're usually quite good at expressing.

You may not be the most flamboyant person in town, but you have your feet on the ground, and you help others get theirs on terra firma too. Being an Earth sign, you don't usually have time for fripperies, however, that quick mind of yours means you're smart enough to see the funny side of most situations.

One thing is true though - you love your routines and woe betide the person who swoops into your life thinking that they can alter them! Having a routine makes you feel safe and secure. Sometimes, though, breaking out of those routines can bring you the breathing space you need.

You're also usually the sporty type and if you're not engaged in team sports or regular as clockwork runs and swims, you at least pay a lot of attention to your diet. In fact, you're very handy to have around. A few weeks with a Virgo and even the slobbiest person starts to feel healthier in mind, body and spirit!

You're an excellent listener with great timing and you make a great teacher. Just avoid doing so much for others that you forget to look after yourself. You're also reliable, gorgeously modest and ranked amongst the Great List Makers Of All Time.