Astro Alert : The Sun in Virgo•
Posted on August 17 2022
Starting from the 22nd, Virgo season opens up a month of practical progress and service, when the architecture of our daily lives is the most important project we can work on. This transit supports us to focus on our daily tasks, learn new information and skills, and find satisfaction in our daily routines.
The 22nd can be a particularly good day for planning, critical thinking, research, and deep conversations, while the 24th marks the beginning of Uranus retrograde, a five-month period that encourages us to work on inner change before manifesting something new in our lives. Around the 24th, we might go through pivotal events linked to groups, communities, technology, innovation, and change.
THE SUN ENTERS VIRGO:
AUGUST 22 – SEPTEMBER 22
After a royal march through Leo, the Sun enters the diligent sign of Virgo on August 22, turning our attention from the delight of taking center stage to the quiet satisfaction of looking at the details and getting the job done, even when the process isn’t exactly glamorous. The following month supports us to focus on our daily responsibilities and stay mindful of our mind-body balance, taking things one day at a time and celebrating small wins.
My sister, a Virgo Ascendant, had a recurring dream in her childhood: she was sitting in front of a domino table in disarray and she knew that the fate of humanity depended on her ability to put the pieces in the correct order. This is the essence of Virgo: she is on a quest to right the world’s wrongs, fix what is broken, and replace the missing parts. In the next month, we’re being called to embody this sign’s energy by bringing more order and responsibility in our lives.
For some of us, this could mean rearranging furniture or decluttering our homes, while others might start a new workout routine or make positive changes in their eating habits. The architecture of our daily lives is a priority during Virgo season. What does your morning routine look like? How do you move through the day? Can you find a balance between getting things done… and stopping to appreciate your progress?
These questions might come up naturally in the following month, supporting us to embody positive Virgo skills such as planning, organizing, and postponing immediate satisfaction. During this season, what is tangible matters more than what we can envision. Writing down what we’ve achieved (big or small) at the end of each day can feed our motivation, especially if we tend to focus more on what still needs to be done.
Beyond planning and organizing, Virgo is also the sign of service and it marks a great time to focus on our contribution to the world. After an exuberant Leo season, a time that supported us to improve our abilities and celebrate our creativity, the next month is all about applying our skills and focusing on our sense of mission. Some of us could feel more involved in our daily work if it aligns with our purpose, while others could go through a phase of dissatisfaction or transition if something needs to change. Astro tip: focus on what you bring to the table, develop your skills if needed, and don’t forget that every little action counts.
Because Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of learning and communication, the following month is also a great time to read more, listen to podcasts, take notes, or revisit old info that we still need to integrate and apply. Because we need increased mental stimulation, we might also find it more difficult to relax, especially around August 27, when stress levels might be high. We’re being called to find healthy outlets for possible restlessness or frustration and to nurture our nervous systems at this time, accepting that we can’t do everything at once. Used well, the energy of this day can help us take action and make significant progress.
Other highlights: September 11 and September 19 are great days for moving forward with our goals with an extra dose of originality and focus, while September 16 calls us to see things realistically if we tend to blow details out of proportion… and to set appropriate boundaries if we tend to people-please or overgive.
Virgo Suns are in their element during the next month: if you’ve got strong Virgo energy, you can be more productive than usual and you can easily get positive feedback from others. Those of us with strong Gemini, Sagittarius, or Pisces energy have a bumpy month ahead: these signs are challenged to stay focused, take care of their nervous systems, and adapt to shifting circumstances.
Taurus and Capricorn can thrive in this practical and self-contained energy, while Cancer and Scorpio can also have opportunities to grow by focusing on routine and seeing things objectively. Finally, Leo, Libra, Aquarius, and Aries are the four signs who will have to make efforts to adapt to the season of introverted and industrious Virgo.