Self-protective bubbles of belief create buffers between us and the difficult issues we face. Nevertheless, the Virgo New Moon on September 1, 2016, is a Solar Eclipse that could pop our balloons of illusion and confront us with reality.
This eclipse opposes imaginative Neptune, magnifying the power of our most colorful fantasies. We might feel as if we're caught in a dream, unable to tell what's real. Flights of fancy can complicate relationship dynamics by increasing the intensity of romantic illusions.
Meanwhile, a long-lasting square between Saturn, the Gatekeeper of Reality, and Neptune, the Dissolver of Reality, continues to keep us on our toes. We vacillate between Saturn's realm of rational facts and Neptune's watery world of delusion. The perfectionist Virgo Solar Eclipse can set the stage for disillusionment while it opposes Neptune, yet its dynamic square to stern Saturn brings us back down to earth with a thud. Unfortunately, we may not be happy when we finally uncover the truth, but we must learn to accept the circumstances and move on.
Accept your own truths during this pivotal time with insight from a Self-Knowledge Tarot reading.
Keep reading to learn more about this Solar Eclipse's affect on YOUR sign.
Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
You can gauge how well you're currently doing by how much unexpected changes at work or in your health throw you off balance. The Virgo New Moon Eclipse rocks your 6th House of Daily Routine, requiring you to relinquish old habits that no longer support your goals. For example, a sudden health concern may be your body's way of telling you to improve your lifestyle. Issues that arise should not be ignored or suppressed or they will only return later to cause more serious problems. Act now; sometimes later becomes never.
Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
You are currently engaged in a process of transmuting your inner joy into reality. In order to make your dreams come true, you must take the recent lessons you've learned and begin to put them into practice. A dramatic Virgo New Moon Eclipse falls in your 5th House of Love and Creativity, loosening up old patterns of playing it safe. Taking risks in self-expression can be very rewarding as long as you calculate the pros and cons before shaking up the energy. Don't hold back when it comes to showing your feelings. Upsets are possible but a profound emotional breakthrough is well worth the effort.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
Domestic pressures bring you face-to-face with your dreams and your disappointments. The Virgo Solar Eclipse lands in your 4th House of Home and Family, revealing cracks in the foundation of your world. It might be scary to realize how far your beliefs have strayed from reality, but you can turn them around through deliberate action rather than panicking and trying to set everything right overnight. Change is inevitable; be honest with yourself and you'll find the courage to transform a potential loss into a major gain. Letting go is safer than holding on.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 - July 22)
Although you might be dreaming of an exotic vacation, the only traveling you'll likely be doing will be a visit to the neighbors or a quick trip to a local market. The efficient Virgo New Moon Eclipse activates your 3rd House of Distractions, indicating a lot of movement without really going anywhere significant. Your greatest challenge comes from wasting time as you try to weed out the extraneous noise in your life. Don't be afraid to say no to a good idea, for it's more productive to concentrate your actions instead of scattering them. Energy flows where attention goes.
Leo Horoscope (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Watch your wallet and change your online passwords while the Virgo Solar Eclipse rattles your 2nd House of Money and Resources. You might even find yourself involved in a dispute over a bill or some other financial matter. It's worth digging to the bottom of the issue even if it raises unpleasant feelings, since a resolvable misunderstanding may be the cause of the current conflict. With nebulous Neptune and realistic Saturn lurking in the picture, the more clarity you can bring to the matter, the better.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Burying your head in the sand is tempting but there is no way to deny the truth. A Solar Eclipse in your sign opposes surreal Neptune in your 7th House of Relationships, luring you into sharing a believable fantasy. But the Sun and Moon square Saturn, confronting you with an unavoidable reality check. Great things can develop from a failure or delay if you're willing to step up your game and strive for excellence. Your disillusionment can be momentarily painful, but saying goodbye to old habits makes room for something or someone special to enter your life.
Libra Horoscope (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You are reminded of everything in your life that remains incomplete and all those things you do not understand. But you're driven to explore the invisible metaphysical realms to broaden your perspective and inspire your creativity. Although the Virgo Solar Eclipse stimulates your 12th House of Mystery, its connection to irrepressible Uranus encourages you to reveal your spiritual journey with your closest friends. In fact, you can't rest until you make others aware of your recent experiences. True power is gained by sharing knowledge not hoarding it.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Being sidetracked by your desires and illusions gobbles up valuable time and money. Although the Virgo New Moon Eclipse makes a racket in your 11th House of Long-Term Goals, its opposition to fantasy-prone Neptune in your 5th House of Love can invite a dreamy romance. Refocusing your attention on practical matters makes sense in a rational world. Harder work may bring greater success, but your efforts might be best applied toward personal, rather than material, rewards. Sufi Mystic Rumi wrote, "What you seek is seeking you."
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Unforeseen changes in your career path may catch you off guard. You might not see the shift coming yet the concentrated energy of the Virgo New Moon Eclipse electrifies your 10th House of Public Status. This cosmic wake-up call puts you on notice to clean up your act and bring any uncertainties out into the open. It's tempting to avoid a power struggle if you're dealing with someone who isn't treating you fairly. Nevertheless, reasserting your authority allows you to reclaim control over your professional life. Be a voice, not an echo.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Unexpected challenges to your belief system, sudden detours in travel plans, or an overload of new information can be quite upsetting to the status quo. The Virgo Solar Eclipse destabilizes your 9th House of Adventure with rapidly changing circumstances, flipping your normally rational thinking into indecision. On the positive side, unanticipated news will thrill you if you keep an open mind. Thankfully, establishing priorities and eliminating extraneous activities reduce the excess of sensory input you're likely to receive. Clear out the cobwebs and jump into new experiences to accelerate your growth.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You think you know what is right, but your knowledge could stand between you and happiness. The Virgo New Moon Eclipse polarizes your 8th House of Deep Sharing, insisting that you surrender your absolute certainty in order to get what you want. Imaginative Neptune's opposition to the Sun and Moon asks you to leave your logic behind. True intimacy may be within your reach, but first you must open your heart. Admitting that you don't have all the answers is a perfect place to start.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb. 19 - March 20)
The urgency for change can be especially intense these days. There's a tremendous amount of planetary activity focusing on the Virgo New Moon Eclipse that hurls lightning bolts in your 7th House of Significant Others. Issues of fear and loss of control lead to further reevaluation of your relationships. Something may be ending, but it's human to try to avoid difficult choices that intensify emotions. Nevertheless, it's essential to get to the truth at the bottom of your soul. When you stand in a place of self-awareness, you are the master of your destiny.