Horoscopes: Virgo is here to help you this season


Ana Erickson, Features Editor

Every year, students of all ages feel a push to do their best at the beginning of the school year. What they might not know is that this push is helped by the fact that Aug. 23 through Sept. 22 is Virgo season on the zodiac.

Each 30-day period in the year that is designated to a certain sign on the zodiac is considered that sign’s season. Everyone, born under the season’s sign or not, will feel the sign’s influence for the season.

That said, the beginning-of-the-year push and Virgo season coinciding is no coincidence. People born under Virgo are organized, conscientious and intelligent. Therefore, Virgo’s influence is well-suited to better academic performance.

All around, everyone will feel Virgo’s effect, but each sign will experience it differently.

Virgo, the Virgin (Aug 23-Sept 22)

You’re on the absolute top of your game; it’s your season, after all. Use this super-powered time for good and get way ahead in your classes. You can build good habits that will keep you organized for the rest of the year. Don’t forget to brag that it’s your season. Own it.

Libra, the Scale (Sept 23-Oct 22)

You’re typically great with people, but a bit indecisive. But with Virgo’s influence, your thoughts are organized. You can put whatever social plans you have to work, be it your new RSO, asking out the cutie on the third floor or the major rager for your buddy’s birthday.

Scorpio, the Scorpion (Oct 23-Nov 21)

Typically, you’re full of some kind of passion – be it romantic, academic or just general. Virgo will make you feel like you can push for the best grades possible. Go for it, but don’t be afraid to focus on other things as well, because Scorpios are often one-track-minded.

Sagittarius, the Archer (Nov 22-Dec 20)

Sags are often considered happy-go-lucky and blindly optimistic. Those traits can put you in emotional danger, but with Virgo’s aid, they will help to keep your head up when schoolwork begins to pile up. You’ll find new opportunities to learn and use them well.

Capricorn, the Goat (Dec 21-Jan 19)

This season, the Goat’s practical side will shine through. You’re normally a bit stubborn and traditional, but you can bring down your walls, because Virgo will help you to work well with others. Beware, though, because you might end up doing all the work in a group project.

Aquarius, the Water Bearer (Jan 20-Feb 17)

Your unpredictable nature will be more subtle this season, with Virgo’s practicality in the stars. You can use this time of year to try new things, since it will be easier for you to stick to a specific activity. There’s a chance you’ll pick up some new friends that will stick for life, since people will see your honest and loyal side.

Pisces, the Fish (Feb 18-March 19)

Pisceans are compassionate and sometimes sensitive to the point where others can push them around. Not this season, though, as you will be able to see through people’s crap with the analytical influence of Virgo. You are nobody’s fool.

Aries, the Ram (March 20-April 19)

Aries and Virgo are often considered opposites, for Aries’s hot-headedness and Virgo’s reserve. But during Virgo season, Aries is more balanced from its effect. You will find that it’s easier to deal with people without getting frustrated and you’ll be the better for it.

Taurus, the Bull (April 20-May 20)

You’re always reliable, and this season will be a high point for that trait. People will come to you for help with all of their needs, and there’s nothing wrong with helping, you just need to remember to consider yourself. You are the one you should be the most reliable to.

Gemini, the Twins (May 21-June 20)

Virgo will play into your typical versatility this season and you’ll be ready to accomplish multiple things at once, which is great, considering the variety of classes that you’ve taken on this semester. If you don’t spread yourself too thin, you will come out of this season better-rounded than ever.

Cancer, the Crab (June 21-July 22)

You’ll feel more protective this season, as Virgo will affect your caring nature to be more practical. Your close friends will appreciate what you do for them. The relationships you have will become stronger, but you might not be making many new ones this season. Cancers are often hit hard by Virgo’s timidity.

Leo, the Lion (July 23-Aug 22)

You might feel repressed now, because Virgo’s shyness will water down your extroversion. This isn’t a bad thing because you can use your quiet time for some introspective thought. Take this time to make plans and you’ll come out of the season prepared for the rest of the year.

If you find that the advice for your sign doesn’t particularly resonate with you, you can check the rest of the planets in your birth chart online by entering your date and time of birth. It’s possible that another sign has more of an influence than your sun sign (those listed here.)