Virgo 2016 Horoscope: A Look at Your Year Ahead

(Aug 23 - Sep 22)

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Looked at one way, your solar charts for the coming year describe you as being guided by the fates and the winds of fortune, subject to their whims. But seen another way, you've never been more firmly grounded in your sense of commitment and drive. How can both exist at the same time?

The answer, in a word, is perception. Fate, fortune, and purpose may be stories you tell yourself, but they are not equal in value. It's your mind, your observations, and your choices that determine the course of your life. Even if there are other forces at work, you are the person guiding yourself among them. This calls for rising to a new level of responsibility in 2016.

You must also proceed with some confidence, even though you might feel a bit (or more) out of your element. As you grow accustomed to your new level of self-direction and decision-making, you'll begin to naturally feel more comfortable with where you are. As that happens, fate will feel more like warm, caring spiritual guidance.

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Chelsea Rickling

Chelsey Sanchez is the Associate Social Media and News Editor for Harper’s BAZAAR, where she covers politics, social movements, and pop culture. She lives in New York City.