You're not easy to surprise. You've heard it all, memorized most of it, and read up on the rest. At the moment, however, the universe has arranged a surprise for you – yes, an actual surprise – and not only will you be unable to see it coming, you'll also be caught totally off guard when it arrives. The good news is that many, if not most surprises, are wonderful. Just be sure you're prepared for anything.
VirgoAug 23 – Sep 22
You'll be one busy little bee this week, and you'll love every minute of it! Making order out of the chaos that surrounds you will bring a deep sense of accomplishment. The odd actions of a loved one will make more sense. Can't decide whether or not to take the plunge on that big purchase? Take some time to mull it over. If you pull out that credit card too soon, you could be sorry. After such a productive week, you may feel invincible – but you're not, so resist setting unrealistic goals. Always take things at your own pace.
Mercury, your ruler, is a busy planet, moving from one aspect to the next rather quickly. Its conjunction with quirky Uranus on May 13 is of note, however, because of its stimulating effect. New thoughts and ideas are easily created, which can alter your daily routines and plans. Not one to move too quickly, you are a mutable sign, so you’re open to changes if they happen slowly.
Mercury’s trine to retrograde Saturn on the eighteenth is good for studying and catching up on things like paying the bills and signing contracts. You have stellar attention to detail, so if anything’s wrong, you’re going to catch it. Putting your mind to reaching goals has excellent results right now, even if it will be a while before you see your hard work pay off.
When Mercury spends time in Gemini, a curious air sign, on May 29, you’re excellent at trivia games and puzzles. Your brain works like a well-oiled machine, and your enthusiasm for learning new things puts you at an advantage over your competitors. The one drawback of this transit is your tendency to get distracted. When restlessness gets to be a problem, redirect your excess energy and attention to something productive.