Happy Birthday Virgo!
August 23, 2013
Life is about to become deliciously social for you, thanks to the recent move of Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, to Cancer for a year’s stay. Your circle of friends will increase many times over, and while you may say goodbye to one or two old friends that you’ve known and, through time, have outgrown, you will find your new friends will be a better fit for you. It’s all part of the natural cycle of attrition and growth. The new interests that your new friends bring you’ll excite you. With a rare cycle of Jupiter causing this trend, your friends are likely to be successful, influential and well connected, and will be willing to help you in many ways.
Being that so much of your personal growth will come from socializing from now to August 2014, make an effort to be open to new types. If you meet someone interesting at a party or gathering, be the first to cultivate that new friendship by offering to have lunch, drinks, or dinner. Some of the people you meet in the coming 12 months will have many new interests insights and opportunities to share with you.
This coming year would also bring you personal growth through your involvement in social media. If you are already active in one social media venue, investigate other options in this space, for doing so will open your world. Benefits will flow to you in ways you can’t quite imagine, for generous Jupiter will see to it that your openness to the friendship of new people will pay off. You’ve not had a visit from Jupiter in this part of your life since mid-2001 to mid-2002, so this influence will seem very new to you, indeed.
Over the past year, you’ve been consumed with building your career, and because you had an outstanding opportunity to advance, you were right to strive for a better position with more responsibility and power. Think back to the period that spanned June 2012 to June 2013—exciting career news may have marked that phase. No matter what, you built up a solid momentum, and that will carry you forward. With Jupiter’s shift out of your career house and into your friendship house, you would be wise to change your approach. Instead of working so hard in a formal manner, a lighter, more relaxed approach may now be more effective. Join professional clubs, and mix and mingle with others, for people you meet in coming months will help to take you the rest of the way. So much of last year’s hard work will now begin to pay off, so be patient—you will soon see proof of this in the coming months. In the year to come, clearly, what will make the difference now is not what you know, but whom.
You might be motivated to take classes on financial management this coming year too. As you rethink your financial priorities, you may change some of your long-standing arrangements. If you should find you are spending more than usual, you may be inspired to find ways to increase your income too, and as a result, you may be successful in your efforts to raise your salary. You will be passionate and ardent in your efforts, so who could refuse you?
Mars will tour Virgo during October 26 to December 7, a key phase in your timeline. Mars comes by Libra every two years, typically for six weeks, to help insure a proper lift off to a project or relationship that is dear to you. However, your ruling planet, Mercury, will be retrograde during part of that time, from October 18 to November 10, so again, be patient. Hold back on action until Mercury is out of retrograde. This means November 10 to December 7 will be your ideal time to launch plans for your bright new year. Not only will your ventures go well, but Mars is known to bring out your charms, so you’ll be more attractive and magnetic during this phase too, and you will enjoy being fussed over when you socialize. You may want to choose some evening wardrobe items in case you are invited out—it seems you will be invited to some very special events, quite a few!
In love, if you are single and hoping to meet a new love interest, January 2014 clearly could be when you have that exciting first meeting. Set aside time to go out, even if you live in a cold climate and would usually hibernate at home in January. All the warmth you will feel will emanate from the glow within your heart. Look your best and Mother Nature will make things happen. If you are attached or married, plan more evenings out in January, too, whether to see a play, concert, or ballet, or to try out new restaurants that have recently opened in your city. The holidays may be over by January 2014, but dear Virgo, your social life will be just starting up.
Happy birthday to our favorite fashion industry Virgos Ken Downing, Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Domenico Dolce, Stella McCartney, Gareth Pugh, Carine Roitfeld and Rachel Zoe!