Virgo: August 23rd - September 22nd, is symbolized by the Virgin -- but don't take that too literally. While this sign can be prim and fastidious, it also has a wild side. That reputation of virginity has much more to do with purity and perfectionism than sexuality, although Virgos can be a bit reserved or even prudish behind closed doors until they find the right person with whom they can relax and let their hair down.
A Mutable Earth Sign, Virgo may seem to hold back -- this sign is more comfortable with following someone else's lead than with getting out there, front and center -- but despite that prim aloofness,
Virgo carries its own brand of understated sensuality. And though this sign is very discriminating about everyone and everything, when it falls in love, it only wants to be of service to its mate. That's how this sign shows its devotion, and while it may take a long time for Virgo to reach the point of commitment in love, once that bond is forged, it's stronger than steel.
Virgo is also devoted to its friends, and wants to help out in any way possible, including by offering advice...which can verge into criticism.
Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, Virgo is all about getting its ideas across, even if they're coming across as nitpicking. This sign means well; what looks like criticism is actually Virgo's never-ending quest for perfection. It's a tall order for anyone, but if anyone can do it, Virgo can.
Virgos make great accountants, research analysts and healthcare practitioners.
The retrograde Mercury in Virgo may generate some frustration for you as you charitably give your support and assistance to others in need. Although you may see a lot of obvious solutions that could elude other minds, your insistence to help save the day may be misinterpreted and resented by your recipients.
You could also be resentful of others who try to help you, insisting on solving a problem that you feel only you have the brainpower to solve. During this planetary period, expect to expend a great deal more time deciphering technical issues. Things are not always what they seem.
There tends to be a close-minded response to mental challenges that arise during this time when creativity and openness could actually be of benefit. A stubborn, narrow desire to tackle it all yourself is what makes this planetary influence especially daunting. An effective use of this time would be to revisit old projects that have been on the back burner for a while.
If you've left a software manual half unread, now is the time to wade through remaining chapters. Organize and systematize the clutter off your desk. Be careful with investments, and avoid any new projects.
During the Virgo Full Moon, you'll probably feel a sense of achievement as you notice the progress of your efforts to tidy up at home and at work. Things seem to be a lot easier to locate now that you've organized your stuff into more manageable piles.
Although you may not be completely finished putting things away or tossing them out, you're beginning to actually see some open space in your environment. In matters of health, you feel the effects of your exercise routine -- or lack of one.
Give yourself more time to reach the optimal goal that you originally set out to accomplish. Don't try to push your body beyond its limits. Plug away slowly and you'll soon find that your endurance and stamina increases noticeably.
Your job seems to be going better since you've taken the time to work more efficiently. Higher-ups may notice your proactive work ethic, so keep it up. Your organizational skills serve you well. Continue your steady course and soon you'll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
If you have been concerned with shedding a few pounds, you might want to make a point to eat less and exercise more as the moon begins its waning phase. You're more likely stick to your diet as the moon's light gradually reduces each night.
Learn more about all the Full Moons: Full Moon in Aries, Full Moon in Taurus, Full Moon in Gemini, Full Moon in Cancer, Full Moon in Leo, Full Moon in Virgo, Full Moon in Libra, Full Moon in Scorpio, Full Moon in Sagittarius, Full Moon in Capricorn, Full Moon in Aquarius, Full Moon in Pisces
The New Moon in Virgo turns you toward more serious matters after a period of playful indulgences has passed. You may be mulling over the nuts and bolts of your daily life. Work may be a concern or perhaps a health matter, or even how to run your life more efficiently.
Evaluate the areas that need improvement. You may want to start listing a few areas that need your attention. Don't worry too much about the details yet; just work on identifying what it is you would like to change.
If you find that walking up a flight of stairs causes a strain on your heart, perhaps it's time to start an exercise routine. A job that seems to be a complete waste of your time may very well be. Consider how you can accomplish the same ends by adjusting the ways and means of completing them.
Spend time in contemplation without the distraction of music or chatter. Make notes to yourself citing several areas you want to improve. Look around your home and your workspace. Is something particularly glaring? Any visible clutter? Make a mental commitment to change. Brainstorm on possible tools you might need to help make the job easier.
Allot yourself several days to really get organized, including a detailed checklist to help you remember every step along the way. You'll surely feel much clearer once you've created the space to do so.