August 23 – September 22
INDUSTRIOUS • PRACTICAL • FAITHFUL
Virgo is one of the most misunderstood signs, for some assume you are a prissy librarian. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Make no mistake: Virgos are warm and devoted, and believe in keeping private things private. To you, details matter. Your eagle eyes spot flaws quite easily—flaws others never see—which is why Virgo often gets an unfair reputation for being critical. In fact, it’s more of an indication of your idealism and your need to always stretch to reach polished perfection. Why accept things as they are when they can be so much more? Virgo also has an earthy sexiness that makes her approachable, funny, and memorable. You love nature and all things natural—a reason you look radiant and lit from within.
The big news this year is the arrival of Jupiter, which will fill your solar third house, the hub for communication arts. Virgo produces some of the Zodiac's best authors, editors, and public speakers—whose thoughts now will be well received. If you work in sales, marketing, or other communication-oriented fields, the possibilities will be nearly endless. This same house rules short travel, so your best opportunities will come from those you visit within a day’s drive or a quick flight. When Jupiter leaves Scorpio on November 8th, the planet will move into Sagittarius and help you feather your nest. It will be a glorious time to buy, sell, or do anything property related. Family news will be wonderful, too! Home and hearth will glow just in time for the holidays.
The big news of the month is the arrival of Jupiter to water sign Scorpio, a sign that will blend beautifully with your earth sign Virgo. Jupiter has not been in Scorpio since October 2005 through November 2006, so this trend will feel new and exciting to you. In a water sign, Jupiter can support your ambitions in a much more powerful way than Jupiter could over the past several years.
Jupiter will stay until November 8th, 2018—a full ten months. The house Jupiter will fill with golden light will be your solar third house, known to be the hub in a chart for communication arts. The ancient astrologers felt the ability to convey thoughts in an organized, moving way was such an important facet of a person that they gave communication its own house of the horoscope.
Jupiter's arrival to your third house is such good news for you because Virgo is known to be talented in this area. In fact, Virgo produces some of the Zodiac's best authors, editors, public speakers, translators, and software engineers (where the code has to be perfect in every way to work). You will have the platform you need to express your thoughts and have them be well received by your intended audience. The opportunities will be there for you to blossom.
If there were ever a time to send a query letter to an editor about your story idea or to hire an agent to represent your book idea, this is the time to do it. If you are in sales (and in truth, everyone sells), you will be quite persuasive and find you can more easily bring in the order. Jupiter is not only associated with luck but also with financial bounty. Indeed, if you work in sales, marketing, public relations, advertising copy, app development, or other communication-oriented fields, your possibilities will be nearly endless.
This same house rules short distance travel, so your best opportunities will come from those you visit within a day’s drive or a short flight away. If you work in the transportation, shipping, courier, or travel industries, business will be brisk, too.
In the coming ten months, which is most of 2018, you will have a chance to show off your abilities in communication. Jupiter, as the good fortune planet, will expand all that it touches, so you will have opportunity to increase your sophistication in this arena. You may get your own blog or website, build a successful app, or write a novel that becomes a best-seller. If you always have written the company newsletter, you may be asked by the boss to go on television to be the company spokesperson. You may get your chance to make your own podcast series or radio show. If you work in advertising, you may create an award-winning campaign. So much of the world spins on fine communication.
Indeed, you will be valued for your talents and given a bigger stage in the future. If you feel you are not talented enough in writing, editing, or speaking, you can take continuing education courses this year to polish your performance. It would be worth doing so, for the potential for success is so strong.
When Jupiter leaves Scorpio, this bountiful planet will move into Sagittarius and help you feather your nest. It will be a glorious time to buy, sell, rent, renovate, decorate, or do anything connected with property. Family news will be wonderful, and if you have tried to help your mother or father in a specific way but have been at a loss to find the right solution, by year’s end all the pieces of your puzzle will fit into place. Home and hearth will glow with a warm and cozy feeling just in time for the year-end holidays. What a perfect way to end the year!