Virgo Sun & Rising — Monthly Horoscope & Sign Description

Virgo Monthly Horoscope for April 2020


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Your chart has shifted from creative chaos to application of ideas that may have seemed to be of little use just a few months ago. The astrology is that Saturn has made its first foray into your 6th solar house, Aquarius. Virgo is the 6th sign, and Aquarius, the sign of patterns, is its 6th place — so we have a secret here as to what makes Virgo what it is: a master of order and organization. Saturn in this context is about action, which would correctly consume as little energy as possible to get the greatest effect. David Byrne wrote one of my favorite lines in a song: “As we economize, efficiency is multiplied.” So you want to run your systems as cool as possible, exerting as little effort as will get the desired results. Thought and planning will support that effort, even if you take five minutes and scribble a little schema on the back of an envelope. Mars will soon be running through this zone of your chart, and you want to be careful to maintain your low-temperature, ‘don’t knock yourself out’ posture. Be particularly mindful of your health as this happens. You have a strong constitution, though mistakes count for more now. Keep coming back to taking care of yourself as your default position. Because you have Aquarius on your house of self-care and wellbeing, groups are involved — that means more than two people. It might mean your family, it almost surely means your company, and you may find yourself involved in medical intervention on some level. All of this relates to the 6th house. Yet you must be cautious not to take a heroic approach. Take a holistic approach. The whole is always greater than the sum of the parts.

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Sign Description for Virgo

(Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Virgo is a mentally oriented, highly intelligent, nervous sign that needs to remember it’s made of the element earth, not air. That’s another way of saying that your life is a constant process of translating from idea to reality and back. Ideas are not enough. Yours is not the sign of science but applied science.


The difference is similar to that between working in theoretical physics and learning how to be a master baker, or using your skill in chemistry to be an expert hair colorist. Applying ideas can be challenging because the mental world changes so much faster than the often-stuck dynamics of the physical world, and we’re often at a loss for how to translate between the two. That would be your job: to identify ideas and how to apply them; to match up problems with corresponding solutions.

You must be a master of what you do, though you’re likely to have at least two dominant areas of professional competence and two entirely different careers you’re developing. You have a fast, inventive mind but may squander that on doubt, which is rooted in self-doubt. If you’re ever wondering where your creative energy goes, look there.

Of all the signs, Virgo needs to cultivate self-esteem as a primary life strategy. One way to do that is to mediate on fairness, and make sure that what you do actually honors your true principles. Having good self-esteem doesn’t mean you’re better than others — only that you are right to be you, to accept yourself and to be accepted for who you are — in that order.

This is one reason why so many Virgos opt for helping careers; it helps you to feel useful. You have a way of contradicting yourself and expecting others not to notice; it would help if you admit these contradictions so you don’t leave everyone constantly wondering where they stand with you.

Men born under this sign are well advised to make good friends with their inner woman. Virgos can be extremely hard on themselves and need to learn how to replace the criticism with a balanced level of self-appreciation, and valuing the subtle things in life. The planet of Virgo is ever-changing Mercury, and the mysterious Chiron is a close cousin.

If you want to understand yourself better, study where these planets are in your chart. You’re also sensitive to Mercury retrograde, so make sure you know when that’s happening and plan accordingly. Yours is a mutable sign, coming at the end of a season, leading into the next.

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