Virgo 23 Aug - 22 Sep
Mercury, your planetary ruler, may be
feeling rather dizzy this month. Mercury will
be in Aries until April 15 when Mercury moves
into Taurus. On April 2 Mercury makes a
harmonious aspect with Saturn in Sagittarius,
and this would be a good time to resolve, clarify or
reorganize a domestic or property matter that has financial
implications. Mercury makes a harmonious aspect with Jupiter,
in Leo on April 6, and this is a promising time to pursue relationships
of an emotional or commercial nature. However, it appears to be important to be discreet and not put all of your cards on the table until a certain someone has reassured you about the color of their money, and even then keep one or two cards up your sleeve. On April 8 Mercury meets oddball Uranus in Aries. This is great for thinking outside the box, for brainstorming and for inventive intellectual pursuits. However, this is not a good time for a discussion that requires tact, sensitivity and patience. Sensitive financial discussions should be handled with care at this time.
It is possible an unexpected financial matter may come to light now. Mercury meets the Sun on April 10 and if you’ve got some important ideas or simply something important you want to say to someone important, then don’t be bashful today. Mercury enters Taurus on April 15 and will remain in Taurus until May 1. Whilst in Aries Mercury’s pace tends to quicken, so your ideas, speech and even your movements may be swift. In Taurus, Mercury tends to slow down, tends to react to events and situations rather than to initiate or act upon opportunities as Mercury does whilst in Aries. Therefore, you may notice a change of pace in the second half of April. Since Taurus is the area of your solar chart associated with educational, metaphysical and philosophical matters as well as, faraway people and places, these are likely to take up an increasing amount of your time in the second half of April. If you get the chance to get away, whether for business or pleasure, make the most of it. Cultural activities are well-starred and so make the most of opportunities to interact with people from different backgrounds and perspective than your own.
Mercury makes a soft but harmonious aspect with dreamy Neptune on April 19 and this is a good time to meet and even flirt with a stranger or someone you know who is a bit strange. Mercury makes another aspect with Jupiter on April 21, this time the aspect is a little bit more stressful and therefore a bit more effort may be required to get things moving and avoid a difference of opinion or perspective. Mercury is in harmonious alignment with Pluto in Capricorn on April 22, and this would be a good time to pursue and promote a creative interest or project that promises to deliver the goods. Mercury meets Mars in Taurus on April 23. Like Mercury’s meeting with Uranus on April 8 this has the potential to be problematic. When Mars and Mercury combine communications can be more forthright, impatient and direct. This is great for getting stuck into a mountain of paperwork, solving technical problems or writing a strongly worded letter to you know who about you know what. However, as with Uranus, discussions that require tact, patience, and sensitivity should be avoided now. Your pen and your tongue are likely to be as sharp as a bee’s backside and anyone who gets in your way today is likely to get stung.
Venus enters Gemini, the area of your solar chart associated with career, vocation and your dealings with those in positions of authority and influence from April 12. This bodes well for work matters generally and if you find yourself out and about professionally, dressed to impress and smile. Persuasion rather than pressure always works better when Venus is involved. With Venus in Gemini, keep things light and if you have to put your message and ideas across, using Venusian methods, such as tact, style, color and aesthetically pleasing images should go down well.
The other major astrological event this month is also one of the more significant astrological events of 2015, and that is the lunar eclipse in Libra on April 4. Since Libra is one of the zones of your solar chart associated with money, this suggests important changes ahead on the financial front. A number of planets, including Mercury, your planetary ruler, are traveling through Aries this month. Aries, is the Zodiac sign opposite Libra and Libra is the other money zone of your solar chart. Simply put, you need to be careful in your financial affairs. Waste, extravagance and recklessness should be avoided. You should plug the holes and leaks in your finances, close or restrict those commitments you have that put a drain on your resources. Dealing with and minimizing the unnecessary outflow is part of the solution, the other heart is making the most of what you got.
This month’s lunar eclipse in your money zone actually bodes well for your financial affairs in 2015, and you should make the most of opportunities to add to what you’ve got, to build it up, to maximize inflow and minimize the outflow. You might also consider increasing the value you put on yourself and what you do. Now would be a good time to consider asking for a fairer, and larger, slice of the pie.