Virgo, The Virgin
August 23 to September 23

Modality: Mutable
Element: Earth
Ruler: Mercury

Keywords: Intelligent, detailed, discriminating, analytical, reserved, conscientious, neat

As a Virgo you are known for being detail-oriented and having a strong work ethic; you get great joy from checking items off of your to-do list. Be sure, however, not to miss the bigger picture as you focus on the details. You may have been shy in younger years, but as you gain life experience you also gain confidence. You are organized, and can piece together puzzles of vast information.

Virgos do best with those they know well; you are not that comfortable with the situation of meeting new people. Once you do meet people, however, they often become like your extended family; your closest friendships are for life. When it comes to love, Virgos are as discriminating as they are in all other aspects of their lives; this can make it difficult when searching for a partner. Pisces, your opposite sign, could make a good match, as could the other Earth signs (Taurus and Capricorn). Gemini and Sagittarius unions may not work well.

You have extremely varied interests, but Virgos are often able to pull these interests together into a fulfilling career. In your day-to-day work environment, you need the freedom to create your own schedule and maintain autonomy. A job that allows you flex time or telecommuting opportunities would appeal to you most. Your finances are generally in good shape, due to your earning power and your conservative, analytical nature. You are thrifty, though you do like to splurge at times, and you will do well with saving and long-term investments.

Your mind, packed with facts from all areas of your life, combined with your attention to detail, give you a strong sixth sense.

For the year ahead:

Affirmation: Learning and friendship add sparkle to my life.

  • Jupiter entered Gemini (your tenth house) in June, which it transits until June 2013, when it enters Cancer (your eleventh house). While in your tenth house, look for lucky moves in your career or job. Once in your eleventh house next summer, your social life will see a boost.
  • Saturn continues its multi-year transit in Libra; it will remain here in your third house for the next few years. With this transit, discover all the knowledge that can be gained through friends, relatives, and even acquaintances.
  • Uranus continues in Aries, where it remains until 2019. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected, and here in your eighth house of joint resources you should be careful with finances and planning ahead.
  • Pluto continues in Capricorn, your fifth house, where it encourages you to redefine yourself and move outside of your comfort zone within the realm of romance, recreation, and children. This transit is a long one (until 2024), so this transformation will not be a rapid one.
Written by Anna
Anna is the Senior Consumer & Online Marketing Specialist, responsible for Llewellyn's New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit, the Llewellyn Journal, Llewellyn's monthly email newsletters, and more. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading an absurd number of books; doing crossword puzzles; watching ...