Mars direct and the first days of a new month bring refreshing energy to this week.
Virgo season can feel heavy, and it is, but just like a seed, I promise you’ll push through.
Read your Rising, Sun and Moon sign horoscopes below (in that order) to get motivated, clear and confident about how best to prepare yourself for this new cycle.
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This week, your ruling planet receives an energy boost by Jupiter, so it will be important to pace yourself. You have been doing so much work on balancing your needs with the needs of others and this transit may make you overestimate your energy and fall back into old ways of over-extending. Prevent this from happening by setting boundaries and making a plan for the week before it begins. Don’t avoid the hard conversations. On the other side of them is more energy, alignment and possibility than you’ve ever had access to.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This week, when you get the urge to be the balancer of conversation, care, or whatever spaces people previously would have expected you to fill, practice letting the weight fall on someone else's shoulders. Let them make the plans, ask the questions and offer their support. Don’t assume any duty that isn’t your specific job to fill. It will feel weird at first, but opportunity and spontaneity can only enter if there is space for them. Make more room for possibility in your life by keeping your commitments to others light and your assumptions to yourself.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
As we sink into Virgo season, you will find more of the stability you seek. In order to guarantee the longevity of all of the work you are putting in now, it is important that you lean into your network. As much as you would like to, you can’t, and shouldn’t, do everything by yourself. Now is the time to learn to trust some of your feelings, tasks and care in the hands of others. Decipher who is here for you for all of the right reasons and let them in on the things you need in order to sustain yourself through the projects you are currently engaged in.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Mars direct and moving again in your second house of material stability is a great omen for making a new investment in yourself. Whether it be a new energetic investment in your health by committing to certain amounts or hours of exercise weekly, a monetary investment in some kind of activity or class that feeds you, or any otherwise commitment to your glow-up, now is the time. Use the 27-29th to think through what makes sense for you to begin right now and then use the rest of the week for implementation!
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This week, Mars stations direct in your sign and it’s important for you ride this wave while it’s available. Cherish the extra energy this week will offer by using it well. Make a fervent attempt at some kind of new beginning or bring fire back to something that has started to fizzle (especially both your platonic and romantic relationships). You’re still on the hook for taking that big risk from last week. If you didn’t take the suggestion seriously, here is your second chance.
This week starts off with some very stimulating mental energy with a Mercury-Jupiter square. Use this day to engage in writing, reading, long-term dream and goal planning and other things that excite you. Keep the stamina by making sure you list things that you can start this week. Make tangible plans for immediate implementation that feels aligned with your capacity but also challenges you to invest in what matters, now.
The Full Moon on Sunday may have pulled some repressed feelings to the surface for you and you may be at a loss for how to integrate this new information into the current configuration of your life. If so, know that there is nothing you must do or say and there is no timeline on when you should react to your feelings. This week, make space each day to settle into some self-compassion. Your healing will almost never be linear. Let these feelings unfold as they may. Your only job is to see, hold, respect and love yourself through the process, and ask for some help if and when it feels necessary.
(March 21-April 19)
You are finally free from the ball and chain that Mars retrograde may have felt like for you when Mars stations direct on the 27th. Enjoy the new momentum but try not to jet ahead with reckless abandon. Remember the mindfulness you practiced last week. How can you amp your energy up while still maintaining intentionality? This Mars retrograde should have set the tone for a new era of your energy that centers around your deepest desires and long-term needs. Take some time to reflect and ground into to what those are for you before you hit the ground running.
(April 20-May 20)
Mars direct in your ninth house of philosophy urges you to be reflective about what this retrograde has revealed about where your priorities really lie. Have your work and relationships been taking a back seat to indulgence or escapist behaviour? How have you been slacking on serving your higher values? Dig deep into these questions and take advantage of this week to make some major changes according to your answers. That cliff-jump is coming, and this process is a crucial part of the preparation.
(May 21-June 21)
Mars direct in your eighth house has lots of fiery vibes that can help to burn old cycles, patterns and relationships and light the way towards a better and brighter future for you. It is up to you to now decide what may need to die in order for something better to take its place. This week, focus on you and what you are building and take note of what is not able to keep up with your new pace. Anything that is hanging by a thread will be cut loose. If it falls, let it go, Gemini.
(June 22-July 22)
You’re realizing that your old ways of thinking about yourself, your life and your potential are starting to feel stale. The eclipses washed you clean and that old grime is now more noticable and annoying than ever. Avoid replacing your old, negative patterns with annoyance that you had them. Insead, introduce new language, routines and relationships that reflect who you are now and what you want to see moving forward. Be willing to let go of the comfort of holding yourself back. Step into your new growth with power, pride and curiosity.
At this point, the celebrations have started to settle and should have laid a nice base for you to start to build the plans for your next year on. You are often drawn to whatever makes you feel the biggest, best and brightest, but this year a little more discipline is what will get you to where you want to be. This week, figure out the loopholes in your grand plan where bad habits or self-doubt may be able to creep in and think ahead about how you’ll deal with them to set your future self up for smooth success.