Virgo’s 2014 is a year of learning to take care of yourself. The horoscope emphasis is on your self-worth, budgeting, balancing, exorcising past karma and resisting the temptation of forbidden fruit. Venus is retrograde in a very apt spot for you since it falls in your 5th house of romance and children. You will be evaluating your love affairs and your creative products. These two areas may be related, since children can take up a lot of our creative energy and can also fight with time devoted to lovers or self-pleasure. Virgos may have a tough time deciding what creations are worth pursuing in the long term. Does one of them have to give way to another? The reason you may feel split in two about this is because the Jupiter opposite Pluto falls across your 5th/11th axis. The 11th house is our hopes and dreams as well as networking with like-minded people. Jupiter here brings luck and expansion in those areas, but Pluto in the 5th can mean that lovers and children are intensifying their possessive grip on you. While opportunities are opening in one area, your lover or children could start to pull you in another. They could even try bullying with ultimatums. The 2014 forecast mentions “Jupiter on Sirius could heat up the obsession factor big time. So those touched by this aspect (You) might be trying unfeasibly hard to mend a relationship through your passionate unconditional love. If the relationship does not respond to your persistent Jupiter optimism do please learn to let it go. If you do not, then Jupiter square Uranus (As part of a T-square with Pluto) on February 26 will do a fantastic job of shattering your dream romance into tiny little pieces.”
Take Good Care Of Yourself
Mars retrograde in your 2nd pressurises you even more to weigh up the worth of your lover and what to do with your possessions. Maybe you have to let go of some of them. The 2nd is your own money, so if the flow of cash is slowing down, then again you are forced into prioritising what is worth investing in. You will also be looking at your own self-worth. Your self-esteem may depend on what you have to offer financially. Your dreams are big with Jupiter in the 11th, but can you afford them? The April 15 Lunar eclipse falls in your 2nd house too, so financing your dreams really is the focus for you. Moon conjunct Ceres at this eclipse makes it a double wheat field whammy. You will need to conserve all you can from this bumper crop because later in the month you are faced with a horrendous Cardinal Grand Cross. The cross falls across the very same houses that we have been talking. Again it hits your 2nd (cash and self worth), 5th (children and lovers), 8th (debts and partner’s money) and 11th (Hopes and Wishes). All these feed and effect each other.
I believe Ceres resonates with Virgo, so you could actually reap much from this eclipse depending on how it connects to your chart. If you do get a sudden windfall of Ceres crops, conserve it for later. Save, save and more saving! Deferred gratification and prudence are your buzzwords this year. You are going to have to learn to say No when the April 29 Solar eclipse falls in your 9th house. This eclipse sextiles Neptune and squares Black Moon Lilith. Deceptive Neptune is in your 7th house of open enemies and Lilith in your 12th house of self-undoing. That’s either a recipe for some psychic warfare or a third person will enter your marriage. There could be some treachery here so you really need to keep your wits about you and not get tempted by Neptune’s delusion or fantasy. Either you or your partner could be tempted by the forbidden fruit of drugs or taboo sex. But this is a fortunate learning triangle, so Lilith’s role in this could simply help you break out of bad habits or co-dependant relationships. With the help of Neptune Lilith is a redeemer and could even rescue a marriage that is on the rocks.
The Persephone Nodal opposition I talked about in the 2014 forecast falls right across your Persephone houses! So this theme is has double strength. As I have already said, Virgo is very sensitive to Ceres’s movements so when this goddess is set aflame by Mars and highlighted by the fated North Node on this axis you know its time to listen up. This falls in your house of cash. Demetra George calls the 2nd house the “Gate Of Hades”, Money is the backdoor to hell? Eris and the south node are in your debt house, so this could be a karmic debt being paid back. The 2014 forecast seems to apply directly to you then as “Eris on the South Node brings in collective karma relating to the suppression and abuse of the sacred feminine. Mars opposite Eris on the South Node could be about addressing thousands of years of war against nature, it’s cycles, sexuality and our wilder instinctive drives.”
If you take the Persephone nodal opposition personally it could be your own internal war against natural cycles or the abuse of your sacred feminine. This year you can’t afford to burn the candle at both ends. Honour the day and night time hours, sleep and eat well, learn to look after yourself and the rest of your life will take care of itself. On the other hand it this could equally be about the psychic warfare I mentioned with the eclipse. Have you let yourself be suppressed or where you the oppressor in spiritual wars gone by. The October 6 Grand Fire Trine happens to fall in those mysterious watery houses yet again. Something certainly needs to be burnt at the stake. The October 8 Lunar Eclipse in your 8th, may show what demon will go up in flames. Will it be your debt, the taboo lover, your partner’s cash? The final eclipse of the year on October 23 Solar Eclipse falls in your 3rd house. You can take a deep breath here as this one won’t be as dramatic as the last one. Here you can concentrate on your communication style, learn a new skill and make local connections.
Virgo Horoscope 2014 – Best & Worst
Jupiter is in the house of hopes and wishes until Jul 19. You get an extended retrograde period of Jupiter bringing new friends into your life. You’ll enjoy learning and socialising with common interest groups too. This is a great period all round for social networking and you might make exciting new foreign connections too. After Jul 20 you get tired of the parties and retire to the cocoon of the 12th house. Here luck comes to you from spiritual endeavours. You might meet an important mystic at this time. Best days for love: Venus in 5th house Jan 1 – Mar 5. Although Venus is retrograde in January at least it will get an extended time in your house of lovers. Your ruler Mercury conjunct Venus Rx Jan 7 is great and when Venus goes direct on Feb 1 the romantic possibilities should really pick up. Venus in 7th house Apr 6 – May 2. Romance with the chance of commitment on Apr 11 when Venus is conjunct Neptune in your 7th. A broken marriage could reconcile today Apr 20 with Venus conjunct Chiron. Venus in the 10th house Jun 23 – Jul 18 your charm is shining in your career house, which also magnetises partners who are benefactors to you. Venus in the 1st house. Sep 6 – 29 You are sexually magnetic and attractive. Grin and Bear it days: Feb 8 Your ruler Mercury stations retrograde conjunct Neptune. It’s even more foggy in the brain than usual and you have treacle for synapses. May 2 Mercury opposite Saturn. Lumpen mind and negative thoughts. Jul 22 Mercury opposite Pluto. Paranoia and OCD. Nov 25 Mercury conjunct Saturn sloooowwwweeeeddd down brain. Mercury Retardation Annoyance: All the Mercury retrogrades are going to annoy you. He’s your ruler, so you are probably used to it by now. Enjoy preparing for this one by writing lots of Virgo lists and putting things in boxes.
The decans below make the tranists as accurate as they can be within a ten degree orb. But for a detailed account about how this year will effect you personally, please refer to the READINGS page.
Birthdays August 23 - September 2 Ascendants 0º – 10º
Neptune opposite your decan all year and Chiron opposite your decan all year. The combined influence of these two could mean a number of things. There could be a painful dissolving away of the ego through loss. This is most likely to be as a result of a floundering relationship since Neptune is in your 7th. One will then need to honestly look inside your self to see what the root of this decay has been and what past wounds have stood in the way of intimacy. If Neptune drugs are involved, then you also have to consider whether the relationship could be co-dependant. If the Victim/Saviour archetype is being played out, you could either be the victim or the saviour. Are you sacrificing too much of yourself for a relationship? Are you attracted to saviours? Do you make yourself ill subconsciously so that someone will rescue you? Are you drawn to junkies so you can feel superior and powerful as you are mending them? Do you play the Svengali, only picking innocent, younger partners you can mould? Do you play the martyr in relationships? All these themes come up with this Neptune/Chiron opposition. There is a higher vibration to this of course, but one need to be honest, pure and grounded to take it there. If you can do this then you could genuinely use this transit to become a spiritual healer and help the victims of society. You could also create art, music or films that inspire and enlighten. This art can be dreamlike, fantastic, poetic and all those good Neptune things. You could feel very euphoric and spaced out this year and it will be very hard to focus on menial, repetitive tasks. The best way to work through this would be to let your imagination run riot and communicate in streams of thought (If your work allows it!) Go with the flow is all you can do, but this is best done in a well-built and sturdy vessel. Those of you who have already built a solid routine and organised life will sail through these transits, gazing up at the stars in wonderment. Those who have not set strong boundaries (Flood barriers) or let their dependants fend for themselves (No Life buoys) could see them all float away with this powerful transit. Neptune transits are insidious. You might think your loved ones are all fine, smiling and waving, bouncing on the waves. The sun glittering on the ripples, lulling you into a false sense of security and then…blink and it’s all gone. Wh’appen? North Node sextile your decan Jan 1 – Mar 31 Counselling might be what you need after that…to get over the shock. OR if you have been the smug Virgo that built an Ark you may become counsellor to the shipwrecked. If addiction has been a problem then support groups will be invaluable to you now.
Mars sextile your decan Jul 25 – Aug 14 While Mars is supporting you, it can at least evaporate some of this slooshy Neptune sea. This is a good time to try and push forward with creative ideas. Mars square your decan Sep 13 – Sep 29 could be really difficult with that difficult Neptune/Chiron backdrop I’m afraid. You could find it hard to trust by now, thinking everyone is out to deceive you. You could even feel like you are under psychic attack. Again you really need to keep a clear head to avoid total paranoia. Make sure your diet is good and are getting enough sleep, fresh air and exercise. That’s just the basics, but we sometimes forget those simple things when we are under stress. It is vital to keep as toxin free as you can since you will be extra sensitive to them. If you are on any medication, you might find you need a lower dose than normal, though paradoxically you will think you need more! Go see a Kinesiologist and listen to them. Mars trine your decan Oct 25 – Nov 9. This harmonious aspect should bring out the healing potential of Neptune and Chiron. Finally you might be seeing solutions to health problems and be getting closer to finding the root of the symptoms. Again exercise can be therapeutic at this time. Lilith conjunct your decan Nov 23 onwards. The dark goddess sees you into the New Year and by now you might have found a wise medicine woman to help you through your trauma. Some of you may have gone through the dark night of the soul this year, but without sounding too corny, it really is darkest before dawn. Deep seated dis-ease needs radical re-structuring. By the end of the year things should have re-aligned your Virgo petticoats.
Birthdays September 3 – 12 Ascendants 10º – 20º
Pluto trine your decan all year This is the year you gain great personal power, some of it, in part, as a result of pain and healing within an important relationship. Like decan 1 you may have fallen down a rabbit hole and spent sometime tripped-out in wonderland for a while. For you though it’s easier to comeback into reality this year, because you have some great support from Jupiter sextile your decan until end of May and Saturn sextile your decan until end September. These working together are great levellers and give you the balance you need to regain your equilibrium. Yes things have been tough, but these pair make you feel like a survivor. Saturn sextile your decan gives you the opportunity to heal your way of relating your loved ones. It will help strip away bad habits and negative behaviour patterns. The great thing about Saturn is that at least it makes you aware of what needs organising in your life and the stamina to actually implement the measures needed to get back on track. Chiron opposite your decan until mid-September has brought honesty and frankness into relationships, but the truth can hurt too. At least recognition of what isn’t working can provide the opportunity to mend and heal it. The first step towards recovery is admitting there is a problem after all. Chiron is the wound, it’s like a psychic operation, one has to make the cut in order to remove the “cancer.” Once it is out though, after September you will start to feel lighter and clearer with a renewed sense of purpose.
Mars sextile your decan Aug 12 – Aug 30 This is a period where you can make great progress in your Chiron healing. You can start to feel the energy surge as you have identified what toxins need to be removed from your life and what medicines can help you. Chiron can be a helpful mentor too, so at this time you could find an important guide and teacher to help you through. Mars square your decan Sep 27 – Oct 13 You will need your mentor very much during this time as tensions rise at the root of your being, like a volcano. This could be because you have uncovered a few issues that have been processing for a while. Now its all sunk in and you realise there are a few people you need to set straight. These maybe things you have kept quiet about because you didn’t have the energy to deal with it before. But now you have that extra Mars power surge and with Pluto trine your decan also, boy do you mean business! Mars trine your decan Nov 8 – Nov 22 You end the forecast on a fine note as you have blasted all life’s obstacles out of your way with the square. Now you can be bold and ask, for ye shall receive. If you compete you should be on the winning team.
Virgo Decan 3
Birthdays September 13 – 22 Ascendants 20º – 30º
You have a pretty easy time of it this year. So mostly you can spend the time regrouping and just enjoying the ride of life. There are some Persephone issues to deal with in the general forecast, that of paying back karmic debts. But if you have been a prudent little Virgo then this shouldn’t cause concern. All you have to worry about is where to invest some of that Ceres bounty. You may have to wait until sensible Saturn sextiles your decan later in the year for some hints. Otherwise I would play it safe, hold onto your gains and just quietly beaver away until some of the planetary storms mentioned in the 2014 forecast have blown away. Black Moon Lilith sextile your decan Jan 1 – Mar 9 is a pleasant time for sexual adventures and activating your cheeky inner god/dess. You can use this highly intuitive time for creating or plugging into the collective conscious to see what comes out. Keep a dream diary and look out for omens in your waking life. Jupiter sextile your decan May 27 – Jul 18 opens up the door for opportunities to bounce into your life. You feel optimistic and ready to take on new challenges. Jupiter always helps you grow, but get down the gym if you don’t want the expansion to occur around your girth..
Mars sextile your decan Aug 28 – Sep 14 You are feeling boldly competitive, but are passionate about projects rather than aggressive. You sweep people off their feet with your enthusiasm and a zest for life making real progress now. And then here it is, the transit you have been waiting for; Saturn sextile your decan from October. It might be just a piddley little sextile, but since you have no other meaty outer-planet transits to chomp through, this will be a welcome chewy bit. Saturn will give you something of substance to pull your life together with this year. Saturn is your rope, will tie up all the loose ends in your life and help you budget for next year. It also gives great will-power to stop any bad habits you have and get down to some serious work. Mars square your decan Oct 12 – Oct 27 should not be as stressed out as normal thanks to the support of sensible Saturn. He will give you the patience to cope if you get frustrated with others and can sober you up sharply when you start lashing out. The square can be too aggressive and burn itself out before anything is achieved, but your useful Saturn sextile might actually ensure that you come out with something tangible. Mars trine your decan Nov 21 – Dec 5 is great for business. While Saturn is giving your status a boost and making you industrious, Mars is turning up the heat and cooking your projects up a treat. The combination of ambition and boldness with sensible planning is music to the bank manager’s ears. If you are looking for funding right now, go for it. This period provides the best opportunity this year.