Virgo This Week

VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Try responding to any passion-spasms, power-challenges, or opinion-standoffs, Virgo, by posing the functional query, 'So, what are we supposed to do about it?' While shifting gears away from who wants what from whom and toward how to practically proceed together won't alleviate the friction, it will hopefully change the terms of the discussion in a way that gives you both something to work with. Yes, in case it wasn't overwhelmingly apparent, this is work—not merely a leisurely navel-gazing indulgence of 'talking about our feelings'—and should be thusly treated as such. 'Work' also carries with it an implied sense of purpose, for why else would we expend so much sheer effort if we weren't intent on accomplishing a certain aim? Please keep that in mind, too, as you continue trekking your way through this admittedly complicated situation. Without getting stuck on whose suggestions are best or which personal compromises might be required, collaboratively concentrate on what tangible result you're attempting to achieve… and then start talking, in tactical specifics, about the best potential process for achieving it. Otherwise, you might not actually be 'doing' much to move this whole association forward.