Although classified as a dwarf planet, Vesta orbits within the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars. In ancient times Vesta was the goddess of the hearth & home, as well as the projects and aspirations you pursue; additionally, she represents the sacred feminine aspect of creativity, renewal, and evolution of the self. When Vesta goes direct in conscientious Virgo on April 20, all the sun signs will feel her presence in uniquely different ways.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You’re seldom short on brilliant ideas, but often lack the diplomacy to execute them in a partnership or group setting. Blame it on the cosmic ram’s fiery temper or impatience with the agonizingly slow pace of others; Aries just can’t shake the belief that if they want something done right, they may as well do it themselves. Right now you have a solid, potentially successful plan in the works, but you need the help and expertise of others to carry it out.
As Vesta moves through fellow earth sign Virgo, the Venus-ruled bull should get a double dose of motivational energy, likely from a female friend, relation, or partner. Listen closely, Taurus, and don’t discount the encouragement and words of wisdom coming your way. Remember, valuable information doesn’t always come from the loudest mouth in the room–on the contrary, true success is often expressed through quiet confidence. You might be overlooking someone who has the answers you’re looking for.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
One of your greatest attributes, Gemini, is your exuberance for people from all walks of life. You pass very little judgement on others, and are always game to collaborate with like-minded individuals. With Vesta stationed in pragmatic Virgo this month, you’ll feel compelled to turn wistful fancies into tangible successes. Seek out the company of equally bright, creative spirits and get to work!
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
The moon-ruled crab is a true soulmate of Vesta, and their shared vibrations during this time will be both peaceful and productive. You’ve worked hard to create a safe and nurturing environment for yourself and those you care for, Cancer, and are stronger than you give yourself credit for. Don’t be too rattled if an uninvited guest attempts to breech your boundaries, as their efforts will ultimately prove fruitless.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
It’s agony for the family-oriented lion to assert their boundaries and, if necessary, take a break from familial drama. Knowingly or not, someone in your family (or possibly the entire unit) is abusing your sense of loyalty. If unfair demands are being made of you–with nary a thanks in return–it might be time to step back and focus on your own wellbeing. Your aggravators will come to their senses soon enough in your absence.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
As Vesta sails into your sign you’ll find yourself looking at your surroundings from a new perspective. Vesta asks the timeless question: what makes a home? And at the moment you’re not so sure yours feels like it anymore. Is it the absence of joy or openness, a longing to relocate, or something as simple as a good spring cleaning being in order? Pay attention to what you’re feeling this month, as the answer is closer than you think.
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
As you concentrate on your personal space and make plans to entertain once more, take a moment to consider your guest list. Who are the friends who have seen you through your brightest and darkest moments alike? Who has applauded you in your journey to be a better person and who, conversely, seems intent on holding you back? As Vesta assists you this season on the domestic front, listen to your heart in matters of hospitality.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You are still making sense of your surroundings at the moment, due to a possible move or dramatic interior overhaul. And because Scorpio never settles on the surface of an issue, you’re going deeper and trying to get to the bottom of it. If you’re feeling vulnerable and almost alien in your environment, use Vesta’s upcoming influence to leave an impression of your own. Express yourself more in your surroundings and you’ll feel more welcome in your own space.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Matters of the hearth & home aren’t high on your list of interests; you want to be out in the world where the action is, after all. Lately, however, you’ve been focused on your commitments, and learning to create adventure within as well as without. Vesta’s extra dose of creativity and renewed sense of connection will put an added spring in your step this season, so don’t be afraid to have fun in your newly appreciated space.
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
As Vesta settles in fellow workhorse Virgo, you’ve got new projects on your mind, plans to draw up, and steps to take towards actualization. Motivation will never be an issue for Capricorn, but you may be surprised to find it closer to home this month. A new idea could come your way from an unlikely source, so don’t discount the need for downtime in the comfort–and possible inspiration–of your own home.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Vesta represents, among other things, creative growth and personal renewal. And you’ve certainly experienced a great deal of both, Aquarius. Since last year you’ve taken great strides to not only improve the quality of your life, but the lives of those around you. As Vesta encourages us all to look at new ways of experiencing life on this plane, trust that you’re on the right path to making a difference.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
If troubles at home are threatening your hard-won peace then fear not, Pisces; Vesta is cleaning house–yours, to be exact. While your inner sanctum may be watertight, others may not be faring so well and taking their frustrations out on you. Be kind but firm, and trust that their challenges are not yours to overcome. We are all on new paths towards new purposes; trust in yours and you’ll inspire troublesome loved ones to follow suit.