BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
Welcome to Virgo season, babes. Mercury goes into Uranus while Venus goes into Saturn, meaning that we need to be our best advocates during this time. We also need to be more thoughtful and empathetic to others. It can be easy to react impulsively and/or want to overindulge yourself because of outside pressures, but this is a time to be moderate and compassionate with others. Be kind.
Virgo season in general calls us to think ahead to our futures, and plan ways to make our goals and dreams a reality. It might not always be fun or sexy making plans, but it’ll make you happier in the long run. Also, planning can be fun. This season allows you to see your best self and actualize this.
The new moon in Virgo gets you excited and lights a fire that makes you see the timeliness of everything.
Here we go:
You are thinking about your career a lot this month. What is it you want? How can you attain this? With others, don’t be harsh. Be compassionate when dealing with irritating situations.
You are all about your personal life and emotional well being this month. Whether that means to lay low or spend lots of quality time with someone special, don’t feel guilty not being a social butterfly. Deepen those roots.
You really want to procrastinate and just chill out but this is a month for you to work hard, at your passions and your relationships. You’ve been putting off some difficult conversations with people in your life, but you need to have them, even if it means something ends.
This month calls for you to be financially prudent after a somewhat lavish summer, but you also feel secure and happy within your personal life. Be the domestic bee you are and enjoy the simple things.
You are in planning mode - in a way that brings together all the different threads of your life. You are ultra focused on a project, passion, or intellectual pursuit - and those are important things to craft. But how does this all play into the other aspects of your life? They can and do, it’s just important to see the big picture.
Focus on your spiritual journey and growth this month. Take a weekend to meditate or bring yourself out of your comfort zone. It’s time to grow.
You are in need of a change. Take a short trip somewhere to recharge your mind and body. What is bothering you? How can you make positive changes?
You are on fire this month. Everything seems to be coming together for you. Are there collaborations on the horizon for you? You might get an offer this month. Take it.
Advocate for yourself this month, both at work and in your relationships. You demand a commitment and your worth. You deserve it.
What isn’t serving you anymore? Get rid of them, whether they are unhealthy routines or toxic people. Unhappy at work? Find ways to transition to a new role or company.
Take a breather. Be chill and listen to others. Sometimes, you can’t have all the attention on you or be the brightest bulb in the room. It’s exhausting and doesn’t allow you to keep learning.
Health and money are on your mind this month. You’ve been wanting to set healthier routines for a long time, so now is the time.
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente