Keep those WhatsApp alerts on, Virgo! Opportunity could arrive from distant corners of the world this Monday, August 1 thanks to an ultra-rare trifecta of make-it-happen Mars, changemaker Uranus and the destiny-dusted North Node. As they fly first-class through Taurus and your global ninth house, you can’t help but dream about where on the goddess’ green Earth you’d like to drop your next pin. But before you can decide between Seoul or Santiago, a travel opportunity might just land in your lap. While your field is so open, think about your life path. Enterprising ideas will pour in a mile a minute, one which might be worth testing out as a side hustle. A media project may take flight; or you could enroll in a course of education that will bump you up to a higher pay grade. If you’re happily ensconced at your 9-5, adopt an “intrapreneurial” attitude. Pitch a project or get someone to nominate you for a board position. Act as if you own the place (because in a figurative sense, you probably do). Then, take the reins!
Should modesty prevent you from making a move on Monday, you’ll be ready to pounce starting Thursday, when your ruler, mental Mercury, wings into Virgo until August 25. This is THE time every year to pick up whatever mic is calling you and unleash! Start a podcast, write a memoir, livestream so often that your life imitates a reality series. You have a message to share that is bound to inspire more than a few grateful souls.
This weekend’s idealistic mashup of Venus and compassionate Neptune in your partnership realms could soften your inner critic. Anyone can spot people’s “flaws,” but it takes a wise soul to see their brilliant potential. Just don’t lose your secret weapon: discernment. There is a bottom line to what is and isn’t acceptable—and giving feedback that’s more harsh than helpful is where it lies.
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Sunday may also be a red flag day in some ways, too, as restrictive Saturn in Aquarius and your dutiful sixth house forms a tense square to indie-spirited Mars. If people are leaning on you too heavily, you might feel the strain of their demands—and totally lose it on them! But Virgo, be honest with yourself: We train people how to treat us, and you may be guilty of spoiling them or setting up false expectations by playing the caretaker role past your point of exhaustion. Whatever the case, DON’T force yourself to keep giving if you’re so done. Here’s a novel idea: How about enlisting the people in your life to support YOU for a change? How you ask will make all the difference. Keep it clear and simple—and don’t bring up the list of all the things you’ve done for them to justify making your request.
Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut (The AstroTwins), have been ELLE.com‘s official astrologers for over a decade. They are the authors of several astrology books, including their popular yearly horoscope guides, and have read charts for celebrities including Beyonce, Karlie Kloss and Emma Roberts. For their spot-on predictions, books and online courses, visit them at astrostyle.com.