Virgo: Aug. 23–Sept. 22
Play to your strengths Take advantage of your uncanny common sense and strong work ethic; rewards will be sudden, substantial and surprising. You rule in relationships, especially the close ones.
How to handle a Virgo who....
Always wants your opinion: Congrats! Discerning and private Virgo doesn’t ask just anyone for advice. If she besieges you, however, it’s time to encourage her to have more confidence in her own decision-making abilities. What you should say: “You know what you want to do— so go for it! I’ll back you up 100 percent.”
You want to impress: Bust a move at the office party, speak frankly about your feelings, and laugh at your own foibles—this buttoned-up sign is in awe of self-assured free spirits. Most of all, be yourself; she can’t stand a phony. What you should say: “Trust me, I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it. Your new haircut looks great!”
You want to patch things up with: She just loves to be right, so own up to any wrongdoing. Just keep it short and direct; Virgos value efficiency. Then brace yourself for some criticism—this sign’s specialty—before all is forgiven. What you should say: “That whole misunderstanding was completely my fault, I’m sorry. Are we good?”