Virgo 23 Aug - 22 Sep
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2014
The major astrological activity next year is mainly
focused on the cardinal signs; Aries, Cancer, Libra
and Capricorn. Saturn spends 2014 in Scorpio, and
eclipses in the Spring and Autumn and falls across the Aries
Libra and Taurus Scorpio axis. Jupiter will be in Cancer until July,
after which it moves into Leo. Uranus is in Aries and Pluto is in
Capricorn, in harmony with Virgo, your Sun sign.
Neptune is in your opposite sign of Pisces. Of all the planets, it is Neptune in Pisces that is most likely to cause you complications in 2014. Neptune moves quite slowly, it takes Neptune approximately 167 years to travel all the way around the Zodiac spending approximately 14 years in each Zodiac sign. Neptune has been in your opposite sign of Pisces for several years now and as it slowly makes its way through the early part of Pisces, it will directly aspect planets in the early part of Virgo, therefore Virgos born at the end of August will experience Neptune’s nebulous influence more strongly than other Virgos, although all Virgos will experience Neptune to some extent.
Virgos born in September will experience Neptune more strongly from 2015. Naturally, there is a lot more to your horoscope than just your Sun sign but it is your Sun sign we are concerned with here. Since Pisces is the area of your solar chart associated with relationships, personal, professional and your interactions with others generally, this is the area of life where you will meet Neptune most strongly. Of all the planets, Neptune can be the most difficult to quantify since by its nature it often deals with things that are ephemeral, elusive, imaginary and the source of inspiration, fantasy and illusion. Neptune’s influence can be very subtle and is often not until later, when we look back that we are able to perceive Neptune’s influence working in our lives. Since Pisces is a water sign, Neptune feels very much at home there, and Neptune’s qualities, if anything, are enhanced, deepened and enriched.
Virgo, your Sun sign, by contrast is an earth sign. Earth signs, as you might expect, are associated with the world of matter, things that are tangible, measurable and practical. Earth signs are comfortable and often prosper in the material world. Earth signs are frequently blessed with commonsense, practical ability and tend to be wary or skeptical of those things that cannot be weighed, measured or objectified. Naturally, the things that Neptune frequently represents or characterize are very much in contrast with the nature of the earth element. Therefore how you deal with Neptune’s influence in your life will determine whether Neptune is considered a blessing or not. If you’ve become too rooted in the material world, in your rituals and routine, focused on work and money and material security then Neptune may have a disorienting, disillusioning and destabilizing influence. You may well question what is important, why are we here, what can I do for others.
Since Neptune will be in your opposite sign of Pisces, its influence may appear to be externalized, to come from the outside. Therefore, you may meet Neptune in your relationships, through others. You might meet people who inspire, beguile, bemuse or confuse you. The more you are focused in the world of day-to-day reality, the more likely you are to draw to you individuals who seem unconcerned with, out of touch with or unable to deal with the real world. Therefore, you could be seduced, beguiled and inspired. You could also be deceived, hoodwinked and taken to the cleaners. Romance, chivalry and fantasy are very Neptunian and while it is not impossible that you may meet your soul mate, or a group of kindred spirits with whom you feel a soul connection, you also need to be careful not to try to rescue others or put people on a pedestal. Positively, you may well find a new world of possibilities opens up before you. You may become inspired, become more creative, spiritual and more compassionate and open up emotionally. Others may provide the inspiration, imagination and connections you need to make your dreams and aspirations manifest in the world.
If you’ve been intensely focused on doing your thing, and following your agenda, then through your important interactions with others you are likely to be challenged to become more closely, emotionally and intimately involved in the lives of others. Whether you consider Neptune’s influence a threat to your model of reality or welcome it, in all its many forms, and see it as a key, or missing piece of the jigsaw necessary to make your life complete, really depends on how open you are to the unseen, unquantifiable and unknowable. Either way, Neptune may come in many guises, so try to be open-minded and keep at least one foot on the ground.
With Jupiter in Cancer until July, make the most of opportunities in the first half of 2014 to get out and about socially, to develop relationships with friends and colleagues and also invest time and energy in any group of kindred spirits you are involved with who share your ideals, life goals and aspirations. If you’re looking for love, your friends and social circle is one area where you might find Cupid waiting. From July Jupiter will enter Leo where it will stay for approximately 12 months, before entering Virgo, your Sun sign in 2015. Leo is one of the most complex areas of your solar chart, nevertheless Jupiter’s presence here can have a healing influence. Jupiter’s presence in Leo is also indicative of a period of transition in readiness for the new Jupiter cycle that gets underway when Jupiter enters Virgo, your Sun sign, in 2015. With Jupiter in Leo there can be an increasing sense of it’s time to finish unfinished business, tie up loose ends and make peace with yourself. With Jupiter in Leo you’ll have the opportunity to do something about those aspects of yourself where you can be your own worst enemy, and those things you may do, consciously or unconsciously, that undermine you. We all have these characteristics to varying degrees, fortunately for Virgo, with Jupiter in Leo you’ll have the chance to learn to heal and understand yourself more deeply.
Saturn’s presence in Scorpio, throughout 2014 indicates this would be a good time to study something with intensity and depth. With Saturn in Scorpio at times you might not be in such a communicative mood and may avoid small talk, gossip and tittle-tattle and those that engage in it. You may also find what you have to say carries more weight, is taken more seriously or has a big impact on others and so if you find yourself in a position where you have an opportunity to express your ideas and opinions, to influence others, it’s important to choose your words carefully. Pluto will continue to move slowly through Capricorn next year. Since Capricorn, like Virgo and Taurus, is an earth sign, and all three earth signs are in harmonious alignment with one another, planets in Capricorn are therefore in harmonious alignment with planets in Virgo. When in harmonious alignment Pluto can have a renewing and empowering influence and you may have the opportunity to develop, improve or rediscover your skills and talents. Obviously, it will depend on a number of factors, nevertheless under Pluto’s influence, you may have the opportunity to take a more prominent role in your life and your work, and even to improve your financial and material situation in the process.
Those Virgos born in the first week of September will feel the influence of Pluto strongest next year, those born later will experience the influence of Pluto from 2015 and beyond. The other major astrological configuration next year occurs mainly across the Libra Aries axis. The North Node of the Moon will be traveling through Libra while the South Node of the Moon travels through Aries next year. The Nodes are always opposite each other and represent astrological signposts. Generally speaking, the North Node is the area to develop, that promises fulfillment and points to the way forward. The South Node frequently represents a point of least resistance, old habits, and our comfort zones that may have become too comfortable. In terms of personal growth and development the South Node represents a point of release, where we need to let go.
The Nodes are significant for a number of reasons, not least of which is that eclipses occur at or close to the Nodes. There will be two eclipse season’s in 2014, one in the spring, and one in the autumn. In your solar chart the Libra Aries axis represents your money zones. Therefore, there is a strong possibility that you will need to deal with important matters concerning money, finance and your financial commitments and connections with others in the spring and autumn of 2014. With the South Node in Aries the message is one of reducing, simplifying and untangling a number of your financial commitments and dependence on credit, debt or the resources of others. However, with Mars in Libra the first half 2014 money could be a source of disagreement or even conflict and it’s important for you not be reckless or impatient when it comes to organizing your finances and accounts. Impulsive, indiscriminate and unchecked expenditures should be kept to a minimum in the early part of 2014.
With the North Node of the Moon traveling through Libra, it’s time to put your financial house in order and to develop greater dependence on your own resources. Generally, if you can avoid complicating your financial affairs 2014, especially the second half, looks positive financially. With the North Node in Libra, it might also be time to make sure you are better rewarded for what you do and where appropriate, it might also be time to ask for a bigger slice of the pie.