Lucky Days: 1, 9, 10, 28, 29
Yucky Days: 4, 5, 11, 12, 26
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Happy birthday bb! The month you've been waiting for is here, and it's even better because it's not August. That was some nasty stuff, wasn't it? Making your special month even more special is the gorgeous, uber-romantic Full Moon that arrives on the 6th. It drops magical pixie dust on your relationships the weekend before, so if you can do something special with your significant other, you'll be in your happy place. Note that single Virgos may long for exes around this time, as partnership themes are on the menu. About twenty-four hours before the Full Moon is exact on the morning of the 6th, your ruler Mercury finally goes direct (after the retrograde that's made your life into a living hell for the last three weeks). See what we said about loving this month? Not only that, but Mars, the planet of passion and drive, moves into your sign just as Mercury changes direction. You are as ambitious as you've been in a long, long time, and this energy will be with you for at least six weeks. The month only gets better from there, as Venus, the planet of love and beauty, moves into your sign on the 19th. The next morning the New Moon in Virgo helps all your dreams come true. You love to make detailed lists, and this is perhaps the most important list you'll make all year: write down your goals for the next six months and watch the stars bring them to you, one by one.
Lucky Days: 4, 5, 13, 14, 31
Yucky Days: 1, 2, 8, 9, 12
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We have to be honest with you, darling Virgo – August is apt to be messy. Since you're not the biggest fan of chaotic scenarios, at least you'll get a chance to ready yourself, both emotionally and practically. This mega-cray month brings both two eclipses and a Mercury Retrograde – all in the same four-week period. If that sounds nuts, it's because it is. So first – deep breaths! Next, get down to the business of prepping. The first eclipse arrives on the 7th in the form of a Full Moon/Lunar event, and it's a deep one for your mind-body connection. The more you focus on balance and self-love, the better you'll fair. And yes, you should throw in as many meditation sessions and restorative yoga classes as you can. Turning off your gadgets, avoiding the news, and considering a mini-vacay the weekend before the eclipse are also suggested. Next up is your ruler Mercury's turn to shake up the scene by going retrograde on the 12th. Of course, you'll feel this from the start of the month (you probably even felt it in July.) This is made even more intense by one important factor – Mercury is currently in your own sign. This is yet another reason that being on holiday in August is a wise idea – for as many days as possible. Just make sure that if you leave during the retrograde that you check your itinerary at least eight times, and then expect to run late anyway. More big news comes on the 21st with the second eclipse in the series. This one is a New Moon in your dream zone – yes, your psyche is the locus of much astro-activity, and it can make you feel very off-balance if you push too hard. Again – take time off and go slow. But remember this, Virgo – you're setting the scene for some spectacular personal growth by next winter. Your life is changing now and it might be scary at first – but it's changing for the better.
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