It looks like a happy and healthy year ahead, Virgo. Enjoy. Will there be a few challenges? For sure. Will there be periods in the year that are less easy than usual and perhaps even stressful? Of course. But these things come from the transits of the short-term planets. Their effects are short term, not trends for the year. When these challenging transits pass your life resumes its usual ease.
The year ahead is very social, and next year will be even more so. All the long-term planets are in the social, Western sector of your Horoscope. In addition, your 7th house of love is very strong (and will get even stronger from May 14 to July 29), while your 1st house of self is basically empty. There will be periods where the Eastern sector of self will be stronger (due to short-term planetary transits) but it will never dominate. So, this is a year for putting others first and for cultivating your social skills. More on this later.
Your 6th house of health and work is very strong this year. And, since Virgo is naturally interested in these things, the Cosmos is pushing you to do what you most love. What could be better than that?
Uranus has been in your 9th house since March 2019 and he will be there for many more years to come. Thus, college students can be changing schools, changing courses and changing educational plans. More importantly, your world view – your philosophical and religious beliefs – are being tested and will be revised. This usually doesn’t happen all at once but is a process that takes a few years. These changes affect how you live your life. More on this later.
We have four eclipses this year (the usual number). Two will occur in your 4th house of home and family, bringing changes and shake-ups there. One will happen in your 10th house of career – bringing dramas in that area. The other will happen in your 9th house, which is already subject to change, and will bring more of the same. We will go deeper into this in the monthly reports.
Your major areas of interest this year are fun, children and creativity; health and work; love and romance; and foreign travel, higher learning, religion, philosophy and theology.
Your paths of greatest fulfilment this year are career; health and work (until May 14 and from July 29 to December 30); and love and romance (from May 14 to July 29).
(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both these perspectives were identical. But these days there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)
Health looks good this year. For most of the year there is only one long-term planet – Neptune – in stressful alignment with you. All the others are either making harmonious aspects or leaving you alone. From mid-May to the end of July Jupiter will make a discordant aspect, but this is brief. Also, Jupiter’s effects tend to be mild. This spells good health news.
With health being good and your 6th house so strong, the problem can be too much of a good thing. It is good to focus on health and to pay attention. But you run the risk of magnifying little things into something bigger, or creating problems where none exist – hypochondria. You need to be careful about this.
Good though your health is, you can make it even better. Give special attention to the following – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope (the reflex points are shown in the chart below):
- The intestines are always important for Virgo as this area is ruled by your sign.
The ankles and calves are also always important for you, as Uranus, your health planet, rules these areas. Regular ankle and calf massage should be part of your everyday health regime. Give the ankles more support when exercising.
- The neck and throat have only become important since last year, but they will be important for many years to come. Regular neck massage will be very beneficial. Tension tends to collect there and needs to be released. Craniosacral therapy – a natural drugless therapy – is also good for this.
- The spine, knees, teeth, bones and overall skeletal alignment. These gained in importance last year too, when Saturn moved into your 6th house. Regular back and knee massage will be good. Regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath likewise. It’s important that the vertebrae be kept in right alignment. Good dental hygiene is also important. Give the knees more support when exercising.
- The liver and thighs again only became important last year, when Jupiter moved into your 6th house. However, you only need to pay them attention for this year; next year this area won’t be so vital. In the meantime, massage the liver reflex – shown above – and the thighs. (Thigh massage not only strengthens the liver and thighs but the lower back as well.)
Uranus, your health planet, is a slow-moving planet, and he does not change his position this year. However, the short-term planets will either make harmonious or inharmonious aspects at different times. These short-term trends are best discussed in the monthly reports.
Home and Family
The last time that your 4th house of home and family was prominent in your Horoscope was in 2019. Many of you moved or renovated your homes then. Many of you experienced expansions of the family circle that year. Those of you of childbearing age experienced pregnancies. But this year your 4th house is basically empty. Only short-term planets will move through there – and their impact is only temporary. So, this tends to the status quo. It shows a feeling of contentment with things as they are. There is no special need to pay undue attention here.
As we mentioned earlier, there are two eclipses in your 4th house this year. One is a lunar eclipse on May 26, the other a solar eclipse on December 4. These will reveal hidden problems in the home and enable you to make corrections. They can bring dramas – often life-changing dramas – to parents or parent figures.
Your family planet, Jupiter, will change signs – briefly – this year. For most of the year he will be in your 6th house of health and work, but he will make a foray into your 7th house from May 14 to July 29. So, home and family attitudes can shift this year.
For most of the year you will find yourself working to make the home a healthier kind of place. Probably you’re installing home spa equipment, exercise equipment and the like. If there are environmental problems, you’re working to correct them as well. The home is as much a health spa as a home.
Jupiter’s move into Pisces between May and the end of July shows that you will be entertaining more from home. There will be a desire to beautify the home, to make it a work of art – a place of beauty – as much as a home. There can be repainting and redecoration going on, therefore, and you are likely to buy objects of beauty for the home.
One of the parents or parent figures in your life is thinking of moving. It seems happy, but a move next year is more likely. The other parent or parent figure is enjoying much career success and elevation, but a move doesn’t seem likely. (There is nothing against it however.)
Siblings or sibling figures in your life are likely to move, but it’s complicated and there seem to be delays involved. If they are of childbearing age, they are more fertile this year. However, pregnancies too seem more complicated.
Children or children figures are prospering, but home and family seem stable. Grandchildren (if you have them) seem restless. They are moving around a lot. But a formal, more permanent move is not seen here.
If you’re planning major renovations, December 14 to the end of the year seems the best time. If you’re redecorating (and many of you are), January 1 to January 9, May 14 to July 29 and October 7 to November 5 are good times.
Finance and Career
Your money house is not prominent this year. This means that finance, per se, is not a big issue – not an important focus. Health, work and love are much more important. Some years are like that.
Your empty money house (only short-term planets move through there this year) shows a basic contentment with your finances as they are. You have no special need to make dramatic changes or to unduly focus on them.
Financially, the planetary transits of a given time will tell the story. When they are kind, earnings increase and come with greater ease. When they are unkind all kinds of challenges arise. These are best dealt with in the monthly reports.
Also, since fast-moving Venus is your financial planet – she will move through your entire chart in any given year – there are other short-term financial trends that depend on where Venus is and the aspects she receives. These too are best covered in the monthly reports.
The spouse, partner or current love is entering a multi-year cycle of prosperity. This year it is just beginning, and it will blossom over the next two years. He or she should be more generous with you.
The job situation is excellent this year. There are at least two important job opportunities happening. These can be within your present situation or with a new organization. Your services seem in demand.
However, your 10th house of career is also empty this year, with only short-term planets moving through there temporarily. Health and love seem more important than the career. This would tend to the status quo.
Your career planet, Mercury, is also a fast-moving planet (even faster than Venus). Like your financial planet he will move through all the signs and houses of your Horoscope in any given year, producing many short-term career trends depending on where Mercury is and the aspects he receives. These are best covered in the monthly reports.
A solar eclipse on June 10 occurs in your 10th house of career. This would bring career changes and dramas in the lives of bosses, parents and parent figures. The rules of the career game get changed.
The spouse, partner or current love will have two eclipses in his or her 10th house. So, career changes are brewing for him or her this year. Ultimately these changes are for the best, but they can be uncomfortable while they’re happening.
Siblings and sibling figures are making important financial changes this year. Children and children figures are prospering but they are earning it – working hard for it. They benefit from good financial management.
Love and Social Life
The love life has been prominent for many years now and becomes even more prominent this year. It is a major area of focus, Virgo, more important than finance, career or even family.
Singles can marry in the year ahead, but if it doesn’t happen this year, it can still happen next year. There are two important relationships flagged in your Horoscope. Both involve spiritual and highly educated or religious people. One seems to have more of a religious bent, while the other is more spiritual – spiritual but not necessarily religious.
Whether you’re single or in a relationship there is going to be a lot more socializing in the year ahead: more dating, more parties, more gatherings. You are meeting new and significant people. Your social circle expands.
By nature, you tend to be idealistic in love. You want perfection here just as you want perfection in all areas of life. But ever since Neptune moved into Pisces in 2012, this idealism has become even stronger. Ideal love exists but you need to look in the right places.
With Neptune in your 7th house your spiritual compatibility with the beloved becomes ultra important. As long as you have that, almost every other problem can be resolved. However, without that, it is almost impossible to resolve any serious problem.
You are attracted to spiritual people – poets, musicians, dancers, psychics, tarot readers, spiritual channels – inspired kinds of people. These kinds of people can also impart important information about love, and perhaps even act as cupid.
With Jupiter moving into your 7th house from May 14 to July 29 (and from December 30 onwards) you are also attracted by wealth and education. There has to be emotional compatibility with any partner, as well as spiritual compatibility. Family values seem important. Family members or family connections can play a role in love – perhaps by playing cupid. There will be more socializing with the family and from home. A romantic evening at home might suit you better than a night out on the town.
You also find social and romantic opportunity in spiritual-type settings – at lectures on spiritual topics, meditation seminars or group meditations, charity events and the like. And this has been the case for many years.
Siblings and sibling figures are having their marriages or relationships tested. If they are single, marriage is not advisable.
Children and children figures are having a stable love year. Grandchildren (if you have them) of appropriate age are not likely to marry this year – nor is it advisable.
The spirituality of Virgo is often overlooked by astrology writers. But you have a very deep spirituality, often expressed through service to others (and often in the healing professions). And since your spiritual planet – the Sun – moves through the whole Horoscope – all the signs and houses – in any given year, there are many short-term spiritual trends that are best discussed in the monthly reports. This fast-moving spiritual planet also shows that there are spiritual lessons in every department of life and that spiritual lessons come from all kinds of people and situations.
Neptune, the most spiritual of planets, has been in your 7th house of love since 2012 and will remain there for many more years. The main spiritual lessons now are coming in your social and love life. You are making (and this has been going on for many years) spiritual-type friends and they seem part and parcel of your spiritual growth. There is nothing like relationships to reveal the dark corners of the soul. So, while this can be unpleasant at times, it is ultimately very good.
Neptune in your house of love shows the search for ideal love. We have discussed this in previous years’ reports and the trend is still very much in effect. You know what real love is. Anything less brings a subtle sense of disappointment. Now some humans can love more than others, but always there is some limitation to it. Thus, there is always this feeling of dissatisfaction – even in basically good relationships. Are you undeserving of ideal love? No. The agenda here is to lead you step by step, inch by inch, to the real Ideal Love – the Love Divine. Spiritual love. This love will meet all your needs in love whatever they may be. Not only that but you will feel loved regardless of whether you are in a relationship or not. The feeling is the same. In a relationship there will be certain pleasures. Being alone will bring other pleasures. But you will always feel loved.
This love is infinite. There is no limit to it. It is always there. All you need do is connect to it. So even if you are not in a relationship (although you are certainly in one this year) you will walk into the supermarket or restaurant or shop and people will show love to you – do kind things for you – often go out of their way for you. Its uncanny how the Love Divine reveals itself to you!