August 23 – September 22
You don’t really think of it, but you benefit from a quality that many of the other signs lack – that is patient. True, you can be short-tempered with those who are lazy and even with yourself when you’re struggling with a challenging situation.
Still, as an earth sign and a Virgo, you have a unique ability to examine any task, and to assess what needs to be done, and with a thoroughness that wouldn’t even occur to others.
The earth sign part of your nature also understands the need for pacing tasks. And that some things simply must take the time they’ll take – these can’t be rushed.
This applies as much to growing a plant, achieving a goal or deepening a growing relationship, often you simply need to wait.
But as a Virgo and somebody ruled by Mercury, the planet of inquiry, the planet that’s interested in what’s going on, there is another side of your nature. And that is the portion of you that can sometimes be impatient – especially if you don’t understand the reason for delays, can’t reorganise things so they’ll be done or dealt with more efficiently – or you can’t find the reason certain things aren’t working.
However, during 2019, there’ll be another component that heightens this tendency to be impatient. And that is the influence, from March 6, by Uranus, the planet that is all about innovation.
It moves into your fellow earth sign of Taurus, and in the part of your chart that’s all about broadening your horizons, in terms of your existing interests, things you’ve had in mind exploring or studying. It could even spur the restless side of your nature, and get you out and about in your neighbourhood or, perhaps, mean you begin exploring the wider world.
While you won’t necessarily need to be impatient about this process of exploration and discovery, because Uranus remains in this part of your chart for a long period of time, until actually 2025, there’s no rush. You have the luxury of time.
True, during 2019, you’ll find that there’s so much that you’d like to do and like to organise that you’ll want to put it into order.
While that’s logical, the fact is that the move by the dynamic Uranus into a new position will influence every sign in some way, and will also influence the world around you. This, in turn, means that what were once stable plans, what were once stable arrangements, will themselves change and quite possibly change again.
This means therefore, that even you at your cleverest as a Virgo and an earth sign, could find that you aren’t able to figure things out. This may be exasperating. And it also will allow you to learn a lot about yourself. It’s intriguing to note that with the Full Moon in your sign, the Virgo Full Moon, which brings feelings to a peak taking place in late February on the 19th, just before Uranus itself moves into its new position on March 6th.
You could be wrestling with that impatience. Yet gradually you’ll recognise how much there is to discover if you can stand back and allow things to unfold as they must, especially because there’s so much new coming your way. In fact, with Uranus actually accenting new activities and new pursuits in ways of broadening your horizons, the more you explore and the more patiently you explore, the better off you’ll be.
The year’s real turning point comes when first the Sun moves into your sign on August 23rd, and then the Virgo New Moon on August 30th takes place.
During the following two weeks, with the Sun, your ruler Mercury, Venus and Mars all positioned in Virgo – a rare line-up – you’ll find that you’re able to think more clearly about what you’re happy with, what you’re not, where changes might need to take place, and also you’ll be able to focus on those new ideas that, earlier in the year, seemed so vague. The reason for that is partly because they actually were vague. During this period, those exciting new developments will begin to come together, and may begin to occur.
But also, you personally will have become more confident about allowing things to unfold slowly. While, you’re often thought of as being patient, when it comes to putting facts together and making a plan, you can actually be quite impatient and force issues.
During 2019, you’ll learn not only how to be patient, but the benefits that patience brings. And the hint from the planets is exactly that – it’s to recognise that if you avoid your tendency to overplan and, instead, relax in the calm expectation of the new and possibly unfamiliar, you’ll not only get what you wanted, but often in a better, if unanticipated, form.
Uranus, the planet of innovation, moves in the part of your chart that’s all about broadening your horizons. It could even spur the restless side of your nature