Audrey Favel, Contributing Writer
Hi fellow Rams! My name’s Audrey, I’m a senior at VCU, and I’ve been studying all things metaphysical for almost 3 years now. I’m really excited to write the astrology section for The Commonwealth Times, and hope you guys find it just as interesting as I do!
The Sun just entered the mutable-earth sign of Virgo on Aug. 22, and will remain there until Sep. 22. On Aug. 27th, the New Moon will also enter Virgo, which can bring about feelings of safety in organization, hard work and order. Be careful not to be too critical of those around you during this time. On Aug. 24, Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus and will remain in retrograde for 5 months, ending on Jan. 22, 2023. This time will allow for reflection of what is working in your life, and may help clear away anything that is no longer serving you. Your communication style becomes more diplomatic as Mercury enters Libra on Aug. 25, and your financial habits or love life may turn more towards practicality and carefulness as Venus enters Virgo on Sep 4.
Aries (March 21 – April 20):
With hard work and focus on the projects at hand, work or school should bear desired results. Be mindful, however, of your ego in your relationships this month. Listen to your partner, and try to be understanding of their worries and emotions.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
This is a lucky time for Taureans. You may find success with new sources of income, but be careful that your spending doesn’t exceed your income. Despite some minor arguments, you may experience a growing trust within your relationship as long as you navigate these arguments with patience and empathy.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
This is a great time for Gemini’s in regards to their careers. A lot of your hard work may pay off, and you may see either a new job opportunity or a promotion. This month may bring overall positive results in your love life. Just be sure you are communicating properly if any minor conflicts happen.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
This is a wonderful time for educational growth and outcomes. New sources of income may come your way, and you may even hear some positive career news. Your health should stay relatively the same, but be careful of your diet, as you may face a few minor stomach issues. Cancers may receive mixed results during this time for their love life. You may feel a lack of love and affection from others. For those already in a relationship, you may experience misunderstandings and conflicts. Move forward with trust and confidence in your relationship.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22):
Leos will experience overall positive results in the financial aspects of their lives, but be sure to avoid offering financial aid to others. Leos will stay overall healthy during this period, and may even experience a boost in self confidence. Just be sure that confidence doesn’t turn into vanity. Those who are in relationships may need to be mindful of being too aggressive, and may be stuck on events that happened in the past. Try to move on from those moments and to control your anger before things get out of hand.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):
Virgos are likely to experience progress and results in their career during this time. Your love life may have some conflict, as your partner might be bothered by some of your bad habits. Try navigating these conflicts calmly, and have faith it will work out.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):
Your career and financial life should remain stable, as long as you stay focused and practical during this time. Love interests and feelings may increase during this time, but watch out for disagreements between family members.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):
This time is excellent for Scorpios in education, as your hard work and perseverance should give you success in your endeavors. Love will also be in their favor, as some should think about taking their love life to the next level; plan an outing with somebody you are in a relationship with.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21):
This is an excellent time for the hard working Sagittarius, as you may receive employment or extra income. Doubt may arise in your relationships, which may create conflict. Try to communicate your misunderstandings and come to an agreement on these conflicts.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19):
Anger might get to you during this time. If you’re able to control this, your financial and love life should remain positive. You may even experience a growing closeness to your loved ones, or favorable results within your career.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18):
While you may experience a growth of finances, you may also experience troubles with your health. Either physical or mental, be sure to take care of yourself. This time may bring mixed results in your love life. Some of you might receive full support of your spouses during your health troubles, and others might face some conflicts; especially those who are already married.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20):
Career and finances should remain rather stable during this time. However, you are prone to making sacrifices for others, even when it comes to your detriment. Be careful that people around you don’t take advantage of that.
If your sun sign horoscope doesn’t resonate with you, try checking your moon and rising signs.