October 6, 2018
Your home planet of Mercury is busy this month, Virgo, starting with a frustrating square to moody Pluto on October 2. When you want to know something badly enough, you’ll use any means necessary, which could lead to unwanted consequences. Avoid using underhanded or manipulative tactics. Luckily, the Mercury-Venus conjunction on the fifteenth is a lot more optimistic, and it promotes open and honest communication (especially between you and the people you love). You may not be able to say everything that’s on your mind, but at least you feel free and comfortable enough to express most of what’s in your heart. A Mercury-Pluto sextile on October 22 mixes your knack for communicating with your sense of intuition and turns it into a winning combination. You can be very persuasive now, so it’s a good time to get exactly what you want. A Mercury-Jupiter conjunction on the twenty-ninth puts you in a happy frame of mind, and for the first time in a while, you feel like everything is going to be okay. The future looks bright!
September 3, 2018
Mercury, your planetary guide, makes a lot of moves this month, starting with a sextile to romantic Venus on September 3. The dose of charm you get from this transit works in all areas of your life, not just love. You’re particularly good with money – like talking your boss into giving you a raise or getting a great deal on a car. Venus opposing Uranus retrograde on the twelfth could activate unexpected events or news, especially pertaining to a romantic relationship. If flirting isn’t met with the reaction you were hoping for or expecting, wait until you meet up in a more comfortable setting to try again. Your concentration increases when a fortunate Jupiter-Mercury sextile occurs on September 16, which helps you in areas like studying (especially memorization) and planning. The future holds some pretty great stuff, Virgo, and this aspect helps you visualize it now so you can obtain it later. A Mercury-Mars trine on the twenty-third gives you the confidence you need to get your ideas in front of someone who can help you take them beyond the planning stages and turn them into reality. You’re especially good at explaining things that are hard for others to understand, so teaching, tutoring, training, and mentoring come naturally.
August 17, 2018
A Mars retrograde-Uranus square on August 1 starts the month off on an interesting note as you struggle to forge a new path in uncharted territory. It’s important for you to be the first one to do something during this transit, but being a pioneer comes with its share of burdens. You get credit for your discoveries, but there’s no one to ask for help since no one has gone this way before! A sun-Mercury retrograde conjunction on the eighth could make you overconfident when communicating, which could result in epic fails. Always make sure your messages go through during a Mercury retrograde cycle, Virgo, and double-check facts, spelling, and calculations. The sun enters your sometimes-rigid sign on August 23, but you can’t see what’s wrong with following the rules and striving to be on time. You might have a critical or limited viewpoint for the next month or so, but if you get results doing things your way, there isn’t much others can say about it! A Venus-Pluto retrograde square complicates your love life on the twenty-sixth, mainly when you can’t get over jealousy or possessiveness. If this is something you often struggle with, it might be time to figure out why.
July 1, 2018
When your ruler Mercury sits opposite powerful Mars on July 5, tension could be the result. You may not mean to be argumentative, but people’s strong reactions are evidence that you could be taking things a bit too far. Mercury squares retrograde Jupiter on the ninth, making you a tad overconfident. It’s great that you have conviction in your words, but you’ll have a hard time getting your point across if people are turned off by your attitude. The moon is in your practical sign on July 15 and July 16, so you keep your emotions in check even more than usual. You aren’t the most demonstrative person, but you show people how much you care about them with your actions. To you, programming a remote for your parents or fixing the broken sink for your partner is the equivalent of saying “I love you.” When the sun squares quirky Uranus on the twenty-fifth, you’re forced to deal with unexpected changes. You’re a mutable sign, so you aren’t really that shaken, but you don’t like to stray too far outside your comfort zone either. Keep an open mind as you navigate the new and changing landscape.