August 2012 Virgo Horoscope

Starting over

Your life gets back on track this month as you are finally ready to move from fixing the past to creating the future. This change begins when your ruling planet, Mercury, turns direct on August 8, freeing up mindshare to consider new ideas and projects. On August 22, the Sun enters Virgo, warming your sign with confidence and courage for the next thirty days.

Managing your job and physical well-being could be key areas for breakthroughs with the progressive Aquarius Full Moon on August 1 brightening your 6th House of Health and Work. However, the push toward innovation is partially countered by lovable Venus' entry into cautious Cancer and your 11th House of Groups on August 7. This can bring you comfort from friends and colleagues, but your need for security and a strong sense of loyalty may stop you from taking chances or making dramatic changes.

A rising force of enthusiasm rushes in with the New Moon in proud Leo on August 17. This lunation occurs in your 12th House of Spiritual Mystery, so you might feel the growing wave of energy before you understand where it's heading. This powerful Sun-Moon conjunction is supported by sextiles to productive Mars and Saturn, ensuring that you can translate whatever inspiration you find into decisive action.

On August 23, you get another shot of energy when dynamic Mars dives into emotionally driven Scorpio and your 3rd House of Information, reinforcing the impetus you get from the Sun in Virgo and helping you eliminate obstacles and frivolous tasks so you can focus on your most important goals. A magical Pisces Full Moon joins ethereal Neptune in your 7th House of Partners on August 31, inspiring relationship dreams or illusions.

Keep in Mind this Month
You don't need to know every step you'll be taking to begin a successful journey that can enrich your life.

Key Dates for Virgo

August 1: The Sky's the Limit
The quirky Aquarius Full Moon brings an impressive array of insights about your job, health, and daily routine. Harmonious aspects from visionary Jupiter, unconventional Uranus, and pioneering Mars motivate you to reach for the stars. Developing new skills and interests helps you break old habits to revitalize yourself physically and revive enthusiasm about your work.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
August 22-24: Into the Mystic
The Sun's ingress into Virgo on August 22 pulls you out of the shadows of doubt and brightens your mood with a new light of hope. A highly intelligent Mercury-Jupiter sextile aligns immediate perceptions with future goals, which makes you an effective planner and a more skillful communicator. Yet your logic and reason could dissipate when the Sun opposes intuitive Neptune in your 7th House of Others on August 24. Compassion for an ungrounded individual or simple gullibility can cloud your judgment, although relationship wounds may be healed if you can overlook petty differences.