Virgo Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

VIRGO

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU!

Your biggest issue right now is that you have too much celestial licence to get down in the dumps. Virgos are so service-oriented that sometimes you end up doing too much good for others, failing to leave yourself time to enjoy yourself. But everyone suffers when you do that. Avoid! Schedule in time for fun, if that’s what it takes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

How to make the most of the month…

Did you start 2018 planning to make some big changes in your life? For example, regarding your job, your situation at home, re family or even to do with your health and exercise routines and/or your weight, for example?

If so, then April is the month you have been waiting for. It’s a month when change is going to be much easier!

In particular, this applies triple, if you started the year off well, going in your desired direction, but have somehow drifted off track.

The reason is that 2018 is characterised by a series of rolling positive planetary alignments between the planet of plenty, Jupiter, and the planet of transformation, Pluto.

Jupiter/Pluto will affect everyone in different ways, no matter which sign you are.
Your monthly stars will tell you more, but know this; if you want to change your life, the Universe triple-y supports you in April.

So forget about being an April Fool and make a declaration, silently or out loud, (or write it down for even more power) along the lines of:

“I, [fill in your name] do solemnly pledge to myself and the Universe, that as of April 2018, I am committing to [fill in the blank with the change your want to make].”

You will be surprised at what a powerful thing is it, to really commit to yourself about something, hand on heart. (Note that re-committing to one of the intentions you set for yourself at the start of the year will work extra well because the series of Jupiter/Pluto connections actually started back then.)

Also this month, just a couple of days after the Jupiter/Pluto link, Mercury ends his latest retrograde cycle (on April 15 to be exact).

That means between now and the middle of April, there is going to be a lot of “going over old ground”. Again, this feeds into the idea of recommitting to whatever you decided that you want for yourself at the start of 2018. There is a sense of a second chance, re-doing this, and going backwards somehow.

It’s a month to change your life, that’s for sure!

WHERE PLUTO IS FOR YOU…

Your personal life is in a state of change – you could even go as far as to say it’s in a state of transformation. The things which used to be “fun” for you to do might not be the same as the things you want to spend your weekend doing now. You have new priorities. What’s your idea of fun c. 2018? You have to move with the times. We all do. If you’re a creative Virgo and the past few years of hard work have worn you down and terribly dampened your creative spark, then what’s happening now is all about re-igniting that.

LIFE STARTS MAKING SENSE

Another stand-out feature of April which will please a lot of people is the end of the current Mercury retrograde cycle. Personally I don’t usually have too many issues with Mercury retrograde. I see it as a time when I can rethink, review, revise and redo and for me (especially as a writer!) there is a lot of room for those activities in my life! However there is no doubt that Mercury retrograde can also be tricky and challenging. It can be a time when we look to the past to decide what we want for the future. Or we look to the past simply to see how far as we have come. Mercury retrogrades about three to four times a year but don’t wish these cycles away! FYI the next three retrogrades this year are:

23 March 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Aries
15 April 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

26 July 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Leo
19 August – Mercury retrograde ends

17 November – Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius
6 December 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

In astrology, when Mercury ends a retrograde cycle, it’s called Mercury “going direct”.

Here’s what this month’s Mercury’s direct cycle means for you…

After last month’s retrograde, communications planet Mercury is now resuming normal transmission and going fowards again… For weeks, there have been stalls and queries. Now it’s time to anaylse the facts. For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your EIGHTH HOUSE of shared finances (credit cards, loans, salary) and sex. If you’ve been going two steps forwards and one step back where any or all of those subjects are concerned, now you know why! This weekend, as Mercury changes directions, you can expect (or at least allow for the possibility) one last blast of mayhem. And after that? Your finances will start to make more sense – and you should find there are few misunderstandings with your partner.

LOVE AND ABUNDANCE LOOKS GOOD…

It makes sense, when you think about it, that the planet Venus covers abundance and love. After all, true abundance means an abundance of all good things, right, and that include romantically and financially.

One of the most important things to do if you want more cash or you want to find a partner is to know that YOU ARE WORTH IT!

A great affirmation for more cash is “I serve a lot, I deserve a lot!” This affirmation is a bit sneaky because it PRESUMES that you are actually doing something (a lot!) to justify your excellent income. Maybe it’s my Capricorn Moon but I do believe we need to offer good service at work to receive good pay! (And along those lines, sorry but for the time being I don’t have a win-the-lottery mantra, though you could try “I’m lucky!” Personally serving and being rewarded for your service seems like a better bet to me.

As for an affirmation for love, this month, if you’re looking for love or you want to better your existing relationship, I am going to suggest you chant a mantra to the Goddess Lakshmi which I learned during my recent month in India where I stayed for a lot of the time at an amazing ashram called Sri Narayani Peedam. Lakshmi is the Goddess of love and abundance and is effectively the Hindu equivalent of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite.

And what is a Goddess? It’s a form that Spirit or the Divine takes when needed.

So here is the chant – do it every single day for the month ahead if you want more love or money. But a tip. Before you start your mantra, take 30 seconds to think of someone or something you’re really grateful for…

Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah

The fourth word there is pronounced Lak-shmee-yay – the rest should be easy

Say it at least three times a day though if you’re really serious, do it for a good ten minutes a day.

This mantra is said to bring blessings of abundance and love on both the physical and spiritual planes.

With all that said, here is the nitty gritty about where the planet is for your sign for most of the month.

Venus is now moving through your ninth house of study, travel and adventure, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. If you’re about to head off into the wild blue yonder on an adventure, you really do have the stars on your side. Expect excitement, fun and plenty of excellent memories to come home with. If you’re going with a lover, it could be an extremely romantic getaway which teaches you both about each other. If you’re off somewhere as a single and you’re open to meeting someone, that could be exactly what happens. If you’re not going anywhere during this cycle, all is far from lost. Singles could find themselves drawn to someone from out of town now, while couples have a chance to step back from their relationship for a moment, to see the Big Picture of where you’re going and what you’re doing. Be grateful for what you have. The part of your chart being stimulated by Venus is also the part of your chart which broadens your mind. Love, romance, adventure, study and self-improvement will all do that for you, now and over the next four weeks. Foreigners and people recently returned from out of town or overseas should also hold extra interest.

Where’s the Moon?

This month brings the New Moon in Aries. That’s the start of the new lunar cycle for the year ahead, since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. One of the best ways to use this New Moon is to think back to January this year, and the promises you made to yourself. Have you already fallen off the wagon? If so, don’t panic! In fact studies show most people only last until January 23 with their New Year’s resolutions. However the New Moon in Aries is the ideal time to get back on track. Just do it!

HOW TO USE THE ENERGIES THIS MONTH

New Moon on April 16 (Sydney) at 27 Aries
New Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 16, 11.57am
NEW YORK: April 15, 9.57pm
LONDON: April 16, 2.57am

If you’re one of the growing hundreds of thousands (maybe millions!) of women around the world keen to explore life when you work with the Moon, this is the month to get on board, as the New Moon takes place in the first zodiac sign of Aries. On the night of the New Moon, do a ceremony at home. Alone or with friends, make a plan for what you want to achieve in the coming 12 months and write down how you plan to do it. You can keep your list to refer back to or burn it. Commit to re-stating your goals and dreams once a month around New Moon time. It will be life-changing! It’s all about intention…

Here is where the New Moon is for you!

You have the New Moon in your 8th House this month. That means it’s firing up the part of your chart which deals with sex and money – sometimes separately and sometimes at the same time! When it comes to sex, if your love life is full, do whatever it takes to rev things up. If you’ve been inhibited, try something new. Go as far as you feel comfortable! Moneywise, it’s all about where your money is involved with someone else, so you have a chance for a restart re your pay or salary PLUS it’s a very good time to set out a debt repayment plan.

YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT…

The Full Moon will take place on April 30 in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio gets a bad rap for being mean and intense, but anyone who knows anything about astrology will tell you the same thing; we all have Scorpio somewhere in our chart, it’s just the way that astrology works. That said, the Full Moon is always the right time to release negativity and the Full Moon in Scorpio is that plus plus. On the night of April 30, write a list of whoever you know you have been too tough on, or who has been difficult for you to handle. Send any people you mention love, and thank them for teaching you to be a better person. In this case, definitely don’t keep this piece of paper. The idea is to express your feelings and then burn the list, transmuting the energies. Try it. It’s very freeing! Click here for your free New Moon wishing guide from Yasmin Boland – it will elevate your ability to make wishes come true into the next dimension!

Full Moon on April 30 (Sydney) at 10 Scorpio
Full Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 30, 10.58am
NEW YORK: April 29, 8.58pm
LONDON: April 30, 1.58am

Here is where the Full Moon is for you!

Over the past few weeks, you’ve hopefully allowed yourself the luxury of caring less about the details and more about seeing The Big Picture. With any luck, you now have a much clearer sense or either where you are going (in a metaphorical sense) or where you want to go (in a literal sense). There has been mind expanding going on – via travel, dreams of travel, talk with someone with connections far away or study. Now, though, as you might have guessed, it’s time to rein yourself back in and check out what’s going on in your own backyard. There are little tasks and chores which need to be attended to before you head off for the wild blue yonder.

The Full Moon is the time to release the past and negativity – Grab our Full Moon Forgiveness Kit hereIt could change your life. Really!

FYI THE TOP 5 POWER DATES OF THE MONTH

The energies on these dates will be extra intense for everyone on…
1. April 2 – avoid wasting your energy on someone or something
2. April 7 – very good day to make a romantic of cash commitment
3. April 14 – changes are possible now. What change do you want?
4. April 23 – good sexy vibes/date night
5. April 26 – be assertive but don’t blow a gasket!

And finally…

If you’re having issues related to a pet, a romance, a creative project you’re working on, or a child or grandchild, stay very alert. There’ll be lessons coming through to you from the Universe about how to handle any problems you have in these parts of your life. The way to deal with them is going to be all about believing in change as a real possibility, being the grown-up in any situation, and thinking long-term.

Power date: April 25 – try to maintain a positive outlook today

Have a great month!

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