Goodness know why word has it that Virgos are the staunch realists of the zodiac - the sign that is to romance what chalk is to cheese - but ignorance breeds many falsehoods. In truth Ms Virgo yearns to be swept away by love and passion and longs to find her soul-mate. However, since her logical mind informs her that this probably won't happen - at least in this lifetime - she makes an awful lot of noise about love being the holy grail of the seriously misguided. (She really doesn't mean it and she's hoping against hope that one day she'll be proved wrong.)
You and your opposite sign, the mystical and dreamy Fish, have more in common than you may think. The main difference is that while Ms Pisces dives into love and allows herself to be totally submerged by the experience, Virgo stands on the edge of those deep waters, analysing the pros and cons, until she convinces herself that her wetsuit will protect her. At some point, usually after several painful excursions into love, you realize that you cannot seal yourself off from hurt because it is the handmaid of love.
For some reason, perhaps because you can't resist lost causes, your sign picks up more than its share of life's dependents and misfits as partners, men who use and abuse you. This doesn't have to be a life-long pattern, of course, but the trend towards sacrificing yourself through a relationship needs to be faced and understood, so that you will attract a sane, loving and supportive mate. Part of the problem revolves around self-esteem, or the lack of it, and as soon as you get the idea that you deserve to be loved, like magic, it happens.
Forget all that nonsense about Virgo being the librarian and the caretaker of the zodiac - you are a sensuous, resourceful and fascinating creature. Now, repeat after me: I am desirable. I am a wild thing. I deserve the best.
Virgo men do not draw attention to themselves: they insinuate their way into your life. Somehow they appear from behind the scenes and steel your heart: they were just a friend, maybe a no strings attached one-night-stand, yet before you know it you have become reliant on their know-how, happy to be an audience for their dry humour and pithy comments, and, well, used to them. To be honest, Mr Virgo can be tricky: he's emotionally very self-contained and not open to intimacy - a stark contrast to his passion and his performance under the sheets, or anywhere come to that - he's quite the dark horse. This man is drawn to highly-sexed and colourful, spontaneous women of the fire and air variety, yet when it comes to marriage (usually late and sometimes never) he'll go for a safe bet.
Who's For You
Your fellow Mutable signs top the list of candidates for your heart - Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces and Virgo. Sagittarian men are just the most dazzling, devil-may-care hunks where you're concerned: they make you laugh, keep you guessing and defrost any icicles that may have formed around your heart. Yet in the long term you may find your Archer a little too casual, irresponsible and inconsiderate for you. The Gemini is another irresistible catch-me-if-you-can guy: you two never stop talking (or is that arguing?) and even though this relationship may not fulfil the promise of its sexual overture, you can manage a happy-ever-after story. Pisces is your near-perfect mate - sentimental, tolerant, forgiving and loving: sex is a crucial part of your relationship and can be sustained for many, many years. Another Virgo alternately captivates and irritates you, but a good long-term bet. Cancer and Scorpio are two other signs made to make you happy - these two signs appreciate your fine qualities and rub along with you very, very nicely.
What you should wear in your wedding or engagement ring
Pink diamond, Topaz, Jasper.
The Year Ahead for Virgo
Virgo is a self-effacing sign, industrious and wise, but if you yearn to make it to the top, find a partner who will not let you down, and in general lead a life you know you are entirely capable of, you have to put yourself forward, and take a risk. You won’t fail, and you most certainly won’t fail under your 2014 stars. This is a year to find your creative spirit, whether this translates as starting a business endeavour, focusing on artistic projects or bringing babies into the world. Collaborations of all kinds represent the major growth area of your horoscope, and you can expect to be meeting with some powerful people and sharing experiences that are transformative to say the least. While you may indeed opt to release your creative power by holistic and spiritual practices, love is going to be the route that brings out a new and very different you. Late January, late April and early July are peak periods in a year that could take you from the humdrum to Hallelujah!
We have to talk Neptune again. Hopefully, by now you know the pluses and the pitfalls of this mysterious planet, so you don’t give partners the benefit of the doubt when it is glaringly obvious to everyone else that you are being lied to and betrayed, but you do allow your heart to open when someone true and good appears. Saying that you don’t believe in falling in love doesn’t make you immune to the experience. It is the August Virgos who have the most to win and lose in 2014, although if you become deeply enthralled by someone or a partner keeps moving the goalposts and avoiding commitment, you’ll know where to point the finger – planet Neptune. April and September are the most eventful months for relationships, and you can also expect to be shaken and stirred on or near 8 and 23 October and 20 December.
Taking time off to study or enrolling on weekend courses in order add to your skills and knowledge has been something of a theme for the past couple of years, due to Saturn’s presence in the area of education and information. So, if you haven’t yet taken advantage of this transit, do so this year. Increasing your computer skills and exploring the internet for ways to beef up your income is recommended in 2014. During the latter part of this decade there could be further global economic problems so now is the time to diversify and build up your resources. Two of the eclipses (15 April and 8 October) fall on the financial axis of your solar chart, boosting some Virgos’ incomes and creating cash-flow crises in others. You are most financially vulnerable in regard to personal and professional partnerships: make it your business to know exactly what is being earned and spent, and don’t have open-ended agreements with anyone.
DOB: 29th Aug 1958
A sweet, sweet soul who sought sanctuary by escaping reality. Like all great artists his internal demons were the cause of his great talent and his fall from grace.