The year ahead emphasizes work, chores, health, and routines, dear Virgo. It also holds a new and emerging theme related to partnerships that can serve as a nice boost.

With heavyweight, serious planets moving through your sector of joy, fun, and play in recent years, you’ve been taking love and play seriously.

However, Saturn has now officially left your romantic sector, and much of the pressure or isolation related to dating and romance that you may have felt in recent years subsides. A work and health theme has phased in for 2021, with some hints of partnership benefits emerging.

Pluto remains in your romance sector until 2024, so it’s not going to be easy, smooth, or light in the romance department, but the rigidity of Saturn has left, and it feels good.

Saturn is the ruler of your romance sector, and it’s in Aquarius all year in 2021. Those Virgos looking for love are more likely to find prospective partners through work connections and/or health routines (the gym, for example, place of work, or even health care establishments). If you’re restricted to home settings due to the pandemic, the pursuit of your work or health goals and connections can still be significant for your love life.

Jupiter divides its time between your work-and-health sector and your partnership sector this year. This “planet of plenty” is only just getting started influencing your partnerships in 2021, with more developments to follow in 2022.

Dates for Jupiter in your one-to-one relationship sector are as follows: 1) from May 13-July 28, 2021, 2) December 28, 2021-May 10, 2022, and 3) October 28, 2022-December 20, 2022. It’s happening in stages, but it’s an exciting transit that can bring opportunities and benefits on a social level, and particularly for one-on-one relationships or partnerships. Many Virgos will gain a new best friend or partner in 2021 or 2022, and others will expand an existing close relationship.

While Jupiter is considered a lucky transit, it’s actually less about luck than it is about magnification and expansion. Doors open in the areas of life associated with the sector that Jupiter transits.

However, if there are real pre-existing problems in these areas, then Jupiter will magnify these issues as well so that Virgos who are in suffocating or frustrating relationships might become restless and even more frustrated while Jupiter transits here.

This magnification of problems ultimately stimulates the need to take action and to remedy the situation, and generally speaking, chances of doing so in a positive fashion are strong. As such, Jupiter works its magic but sometimes acts as a blessing in disguise.

Those Virgos in the market for a long-term committed partnership have excellent chances during this cycle if open to the idea. Others see you as more interesting, friendly, and good-hearted. You are more interested in a relationship that is a good friendship first and foremost, and the other things are happy bonuses. You can attract people who gently help, guide, or direct you–if that’s what you need at this time. Some of you could meet a person who seems as close as ideal as you can come. Whether this relationship will last in the long term is uncertain, not entirely defined by this Jupiter transit, but what is certain is that the relationship has that potential, as it seems more than casual.

For Virgos already partnered, happiness in your relationship becomes especially important, and you are likely to either fully appreciate what you have or see what’s not working and work harder at making each other happy. A partner may be in need of more freedom, and you are challenged to loosen any grip you may have on that person in order to bring more joy into the partnership–and they, you! It can be a time to repair and strengthen your relationships, particularly through a spirit of acceptance, a more spiritual approach, and increased communication. The sharing of ideals is especially important to you at this time in your life. It’s an excellent time to resolve long-standing problems as you are especially fair and willing to compromise.

Relationships entered while Jupiter is in Pisces this year or the next are generally successful and happy — they are, at least for the time being, mutually beneficial. Sometimes, this transit absolves an existing partnership, but if this is the case, it is likely to come as a relief or it is a “blessing in disguise.” Meeting someone who’s particularly good for you may be a reason for this. Your ability to get along with others is enhanced.

Pluto’s continued transit of your romance sector points to taking casual relationships or dating rather seriously. You may be attracted to–or attracting–Pluto/Scorpio energy in your love life. Keeping in mind that we’re talking about your romance sector, not your partnership sector, experiences now can be intense and are “designed” to get you closer to discovering your true heart’s desire. This is not always an easy task, but it’s a profound one if you haven’t been connecting with what you truly want or expect from love. Knowing this is ultimately empowering and can transform your love life considerably, as you are more likely to attract what and who truly fits in with your inner world.

Neptune in your partnership sector is another long-term influence–you’re very accustomed to it by now–that sometimes has the opposite effect in that you may not be in touch with what you want from committed partnerships, but you are certainly drifting towards more romantic and spiritual connections. It’s less about the flesh as it is about “everything else” – making a true connection.

Uranus in harmony with your sign is a subtle boost overall. It leaves you open to small changes and ready to adapt. You’re less likely to react and rebel, and more likely to act from the heart. This general boost is a helpful one since sticking stubbornly to your habits doesn’t always do you favors.

Key Periods: 2021

Venus transits your romance sector from January 8 to February 1, 2021, putting you in a playful, lighthearted, and magnetic phase for love, particularly for casual love affairs. Your powers of attraction run high. Love comes to you.

Venus is in your partnership sector from February 25 to March 21, 2021, and this acts to soften your disposition, helping to enhance a partnership or smooth over differences, and it may bring helpful, warm, and loving people into your experience.

March 9-13 and then the 28-29 finds you with a strong focus on partnering, meeting someone halfway, and connecting well with a significant someone.

When Eros moves through your romance sector from March 22 to June 11 and September 25 to November 27, your erotic impulses (as well as powers of attraction) run high. These periods are strong for exploring your desires.

Romantic revelations and epiphanies can occur around the Full Moon on June 24th, 2021.

Venus spends July 21 to August 16 in your sign. This is a period when others appreciate and even adore you. The world seems to be speaking your love language, or appreciating it more at the least. It does happen while Mars is retrograde this year, which can point to some misunderstandings or slow starts. This doesn’t subtract from your powers of attraction, it just can complicate things.

Partially overlapping this period, Mars is in your sign from July 29 to September 14, 2021, and your animal magnetism is very strong. You tend to go after what you want with more confidence and directness during this period.

August 22-September 22 Every year, when the Sun is in your sign, you exude more confidence and tend to be more robust. This is a favorable time to take the initiative.

While Venus transits your romance sector for the second time this year, from November 5, 2021, to March 6, 2022, your charm is easy and natural. It’s a playful, lighthearted, and magnetic period for love, particularly for casual love affairs. Your powers of attraction run high. Love comes to you rather than your having to pursue it. However, Venus is retrograde for some of this period, and while you have the chance to recoup and rework things, there can be some backtracking from December 19 to January 29.

Romantic relationships can pick up speed with Venus in your romance sector, but they can later stall while Venus is retrograde. Past loves may reappear, possibly in the flesh, or you could be a little hung up on them emotionally. This is a time for taking things slowly.

Venus is retrograde from December 19, 2021, to January 29, 2022. This retrograde occurs entirely in your romance sector, making it particularly strong for your love life. Love and money matters are unlikely to be very straightforward during this period, and it’s a time for review rather than forging ahead boldly into new love relationships or financial projects. If you can, avoid making major decisions in these areas during this cycle, but pay close attention to your feelings. You can be looking back instead of forward in your love life. Past lovers might reappear in person or more frequently than usual in your thoughts. You could be a little hung up on them emotionally. This is a time for taking things slowly. Interesting to note: Venus is retrograde in your romance sector this year, and while Venus rules love in general (among other things), it’s a stronger influence directly on your romantic life this time around.