Did you feel that shift on August 22nd?
The Sun crip walked through the last degree of its fixed fire home sign, Leo, and did a quick Cha Cha Slide into the mutable earth territory of Virgo.
While the Sun in Leo was fervent about standing out, being seen and being heard, the Sun in Virgo is highlighting the little intricate pieces of everything right and wrong with our vitality. Do most people want to broadcast their flaws or shortcomings? Hell no. And that’s the beauty of Virgo Season, for it doesn’t care if you don’t want your imperfections uncovered because it will see them and read them for pure filth, anyway.
The Sun’s ingress into Virgo pairs its illuminating essence with the discriminating power of Mercury, Virgo’s ruler. While Mercury’s other home sign of Gemini collects and disseminates information, Virgo synthesizes it. The exacting and precise nature of Virgo energy getting a boost of vitality from The Sun means a spotlight being shown on the following themes:
- Attention to Detail
- Fault Finding
- Daily Habits
As I refer to the Sun as a giant spotlight lighting up wherever it is, it is helpful to think of Virgo Season energy in terms how these keywords apply to your life, particularly when it comes to what house(s) you have Virgo energy in. Virgo Season calls on us to be honest about what is left when we seperate what’s necessary from what’s not.
For some clarity on the general impact of Virgo Season on your natal and/or progressed chart, check your chart to find out what houses the Sun will transit. The houses the Sun will transit tell you the areas of your life that will be affected by the groundedness of Virgo energy.
1ST HOUSE: Personality, Appearance, Attitude, Actions, Mannerisms, Men
2ND HOUSE: Possessions, Earnings, Material Wealth, Self-Worth, Security, Values
3RD HOUSE: Mentality, Thought Processes, Communication Skills, Siblings, Neighbors, Short Trips
4TH HOUSE: Home, Private Life, Family, Mother, Women, Immediate Surroundings
5TH HOUSE: Pleasure, Passion, Vitality, Children, Creativity, Dating, Casual Sex, Hobbies
6TH HOUSE: Habits, Daily Routine, Work Environment, Pets, Health & Hygiene, Service
7TH HOUSE: Partnerships, Commitments, Contracts, Marriages, One-to-One Relationships, Open Enemies, Disputes
8TH HOUSE: Joint Finances, Shared Possessions, Legacies, Secrets, Endings & Beginnings, Sexual Matters, Pscychological Issues, Death
9TH HOUSE: Higher Learning, Long Distance Travel, Teaching, Learning, Foreign Cultures, Religious & Spiritual Beliefs
10TH HOUSE: Public Life, Reputation, Career, Authority Figures, Father, Ambitions, Fame, Goals
11TH HOUSE: Social Networks, Friends, Groups, Clubs, Colleagues
12TH HOUSE: Self-Undoing, Isolation, Hidden Enemies, Dreams, Institutions, Delusions, Compassion, Escapism, Intuition
Look at the keywords and ask yourself, “Does it help or hurt me to be focused on <insert Virgo Keyword> in the <insert House Keyword> area of my life?”
For example, during Virgo Season the Sun transits my 11th and 12th houses. I could ask myself the follwing:
Does it help or hurt me to be focused on pettiness in my social networks?
Does it help or hurt me to be focused on fault finding while in isolation?
Feel free to change the wording as needed to properly construct relevant sentences and be honest with yourself about the answers and source or root of the truth you find.
Virgo season will be influenced by Mars, direct and in retrograde motion in its home sign of Aries, squaring Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter all retrograde in Capricorn. The Virgo Sun will also be trine these three planets in the sign of the goat. While the trine from the Sun will give an ease of energy to our sense of duty in perfecting how we work in integrity, transform existing structures, and grow to be more responsible and accountable, it is important that we refrain from laziness. Simply noticing patterns in our behavior and habits isn’t enough. We must actively work to improve.
Given Mars’ square to all that Capricorn energy during the Season of the Virgin, we can expect a nudge from our inner warrior. Fiery Mars in Aries squaring up against Capricorn energy, particularly in Saturn and Pluto is no joke. This is energy that reveals who bucks against authority, rules, integrity, the death of outdated structures and who is willing to bravely stand up and defend those things. What side we choose to take up arms for will show itself in full force when Saturn and Pluto go direct.
So, how do we help to establish or maintain integrity? Do we unleash worry or our inner warrior? Virgo Season places us face-to-face with the inner workings and details of our issues but it is up to us to be active about them. Are you the worrier or the warrior?
On September 11th, 2020, the Sun will oppose Neptune retrograde in its home sign of Pisces, Virgo’s opposite sign. While oppositions are generally calls for balance, this aspect also calls for us to be extraordinarily clear about what we mean, what we say, and what we do. Neptune’s influence here can cause some to be easily deceived or encourage underhandedness. Being honest, logical, intutive, transparent, and upfront are key lest we get taken for a ride or have others view us with suspicion. Neither one is worth it.
How has Virgo Season been for you thus far? Are you feeling the need to perfect, clean up, dissect, or nitpick anything or anyone to death? Need help understanding how this Virgo energy will impact your chart? Schedule a reading with me and I’ll help you to understand how you can best use this energy based on your natal and/or progressed chart.