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Aug 21 – Sep 14, 2019
Venus: goddess of art and romance, pleasure and beauty. Venus in Virgo is a loving, devoted goddess. Virgo speaks the language of sensibility, loyalty and purpose. She artfully perceives how to best serve others. During this transit, demonstrate your affection by being available.
Venus rules fellow earth sign Taurus and luxurious Libra, so her natural pace is quite slow; with Venus in Virgo, life is comparably hyperactive. Virgo is acutely sensitive, with thin, silvery antennae forever scanning her environs. This energy can be so busy and alert that many Virgos have trouble sleeping. Ruled by Mercury, planet of the mind, Virgo is always thinking. This is how she gets trapped in ever-tightening circles of fear and paranoia. Virgo forgets how to be and breathe without needing to know why and how. She forgets, in the midst of endlessly working and preparing, that some things need no explanation, owe no explanation.
If Virgo has a flaw, it is the extent to which her selflessness disrupts her own wellbeing. When she does anything for herself, Virgo feels guilty. Virgo’s identity is inextricably tied to work and service, and if she is not in service to others, depression is likely. This goddess needs a mission and needs to feel in control. This need for control can be unhealthy if it is not channeled inwardly. Without self-control, Virgo flashes outward in hurricanes of passive aggression and closed-minded projections. At best, she is calm in body and mind, takes good care of her health, delegates her time wisely and sleeps soundly.
Virgo sets the stage for Libra. This is the last stop before Venus returns “home” to Libra. Remember not to forsake your own needs – serve yourself first, then others – this will unlock Libra’s garden door.
Venus enters Virgo two days before the Virgo solar cycle begins. On Aug 24 Venus links up with Mars in Virgo for a conjunction. Expect an extremely productive day – whatever you’ve been meaning to do, this is the day to do it! On Aug 26, Venus trines Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. This is a highly social day, full of learning and connecting with alternative ideas, though things may feel a bit up in the air with last minute changes. Mercury then joins the Virgo party on Aug 29.
Venus trines Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn on Sep 1st – an excellent weekend to get some deep sleep and spend time with people who make us feel secure and grounded. Venus squares Jupiter in Sagittarius the following morning on Sep 2 – this indicates a shift in a relationship, usually because one person is traveling. Nothing permanent, just a temporary change in circumstances. On Sep 4, Venus opposes Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. Usually this aspect involves a lot of waiting around or confusion with a friend or partner. You can distract yourself by taking a walk near a body of water – better to keep moving than linger indoors, wondering wtf is going on. On Sep 6, Venus trines yet another outer retrograde planet: Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn. This influence is so creative and inspiring that it can keep us awake at night, mind racing with ideas. Lastly on the full moon of Sep 13, one day before Venus enters Libra, we have a conjunction with Mercury. This should be one of the best days of the entire transit – prepare for a very high energy full moon! A good day for errands and catching up on communications; all is smooth and copacetic.
While Venus is in Virgo, this planet will be obscured by the light of the sun. In meditation, focus on the throat and solar plexus chakra – connect the two. Wear green and earth tones. Calm your nervous system with Virgo Yoga. If you were born with Venus in Virgo, this is your Venus Return. To find your personal Venus sign, click here.
Affirmation: I take care of my own needs first