Resident astrologer Lorna Blake looks at what's in store for Virgo in September 2012
Horoscope for Virgo September 2012 (Virgo 22 August– 22 September)
Your Planetary Ruler Mercury enters Virgo and your area of individuality on the 1st of the month until the 17th. Your thoughts turn to self-expression in a more authentic way. You will find that you are more able to state your case clearly with others, while your mind will jump from topic to topic at high speed. Getting out and about more by taking short journeys are indicated and will benefit you. Between the 12th and 13th your need for excitement and change will be expressed through helping others within an institution of some sort or behind the scenes. Alternatively someone may offer you assistance which is beneficial for you.
Your personal image becomes a focus with the New Moon in Virgo in your identity and individuality on the 16th. How you present yourself to other people, how your look and express yourself are all up for reinvention. Your confidence should increase along with your energy and general activities. Start something new.
Family, Love and Relationships
Take care from the 1st until the 2nd as deception within your partnership is possible. A situation may involve some sort of self-sacrifice for your partner where you perceive the loss of your personal identity and freedom, which may come to a head and could affect a parent or your work. Meanwhile, anything to do with groups and structures will provide a challenge as you seek to establish boundaries which serve your independent values within a group or association environment. You may feel that your hopes and wishes at this time will not amount to much but this transit will pass quickly between the 2nd and 3rd. The urge to communicate deeply with your romantic partner between the 4th and 5th will help release some of your creative self-expression in an assertive manner.
Venus enters Leo and your area of seclusion and hidden strengths on the 7th. It is possible that you may need to assist or care for someone close or within a group environment at this time. Try to avoid falling into the ‘saviour’ or ‘martyr’ trap which will help no one and accept that you may not receive gratitude for your help until a later time. Any hidden tensions with your partner will surface so that you can resolve issues. Generally however, you will feel more uplifted during this transit. Between the 17th and 5th of October, your thoughts will focus more on balancing many aspects of your relationships as you weigh up both sides of a situation.
If sudden change occurred in June or you felt the urge to make sweeping change with something, this theme is likely to crop up again on the 19th after a period of intense reflection. Children may be a source of frustration with intense conflicts between you, or your creativity is totally subjected to emotional tension and frustration. However with the Sun’s entry into Libra and the First Quarter Moon between the 22nd and 23rd reviewing whether your values within your relationships and met may help you re-balance your interactions for healthier expression. Passions increase between the 25th and 27th steaming up relationships. Any hidden tensions with your partner could lead to arguments if your feel that his/her actions do not gel with their words. If single, take care with risky behaviour when meeting someone knew during this transit. The Full Moon on the 30th is all about shared resources and how you give and take. What you need to feel safe and secure needs to be balanced with other people’s needs. Joint income is highlighted and you may need support from another.
Business and Finance
Whatever you decided at last month’s New Moon with regard to your values (financial and spiritual) you are now challenged, with the Last Quarter Moon on the 8th, to forge ahead with last minute adjustments towards your career or job hunting. As a result you may feel that your personal freedom and choice is limited if you do not follow what is right for you. Able to see the bigger picture you know what needs to be done but make sure you don’t overlook the details or rule out anything you feel does not fit it with you grand plans. That said this should be a successful couple of days. Your thoughts turn to income and work values on the 17th and 23rd, and so you will be more concerned with business affairs and increasing your income more than usual. With much planning and deliberation things should work out okay.
Health and Wellbeing
You should feel great during this month, full of vitality and strength, but if you take on too much or worry to excess, nervous exhaustion may occur towards the end of the month.