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Oct 2 – 27, 2020
Venus: goddess of art, romance, pleasure, and beauty. Her transits shape the heart. With Venus in Virgo, the heart steps (somewhat awkwardly) into service mode. Virgo is a devoted goddess, but not necessarily warm or fuzzy. Her love language is sensibility, loyalty, and purpose. During this transit, we can show our love by being available and doing the little things for others.
Imagine Virgo with thin, silvery antennae, forever scanning her environs. Her energy is so busy and alert (and acutely sensitive) that many Virgo types 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 just be and breathe without needing to know why and how. She forgets, in the midst of endless work and service, that some things have no explanation, owe no explanation.
If Virgo has a fatal flaw, it is the extent to which her selflessness disrupts her wellbeing. If/when she does anything for herself, Virgo feels guilty. With her identity inextricably linked to work and service, Virgo experiences depression when she is not in service to others. Virgo needs a mission – and needs to feel in control. This need for control can be unhealthy if it is not channeled properly. Without self-control, Virgo lashes out at others. At best, she is calm in body and mind, takes good care of her health, delegates her time wisely, and sleeps soundly.
Venus in Virgo is the last stop before Venus returns “home” to Libra. Don’t ignore your needs – serve yourself first, then others – this is what unlocks Libra’s golden garden door.
Venus enters Virgo one day after the Full Moon in Aries. On Oct 10, Venus trines Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. This is an exciting and social day, full of learning and connecting, though things may feel a bit scattered or jittery. Heads up: Mercury Retrograde begins Oct 13.
On Oct 18, Venus opposes Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. This aspect is confusing and disorienting. It’s looking especially rough because it coincides with double squares between the Libra sun, Saturn in Capricorn, Mars Retrograde, and Jupiter in Capricorn. The whole day may feel like a crisis of consciousness. Take a deep breath and see whether your fears are rooted in reality. With Saturn/Capricorn involved, problems are often invented out of insecurity. This energy may be highly emotional and require intensive listening to our body.
Venus trines Jupiter one day later on Oct 19. This is a very fiery and unexpected influence. Coinciding is an opposition between Mercury Retrograde and Uranus Retrograde. This is another draining, exhausting, and unpredictable influence.
On Oct 21, one day before Scorpio season starts, Venus trines Pluto in Capricorn. A good day to watch some movies, cry it out, and heal your heart. Lastly on Oct 24, Venus trines Saturn – an excellent weekend to get some deep sleep, eat delicious food, take a long walk, and spend time with people who make you feel grounded.
Fun fact: Mercury Retrograde will transition from Scorpio to Libra just 4 minutes before Venus transitions into Libra herself.
Celebrate the first day of this transit with Virgo Yoga. In meditation, focus on the throat chakra. Listen to “Venus, Bringer of Peace” from Gustav Holt’s planetary suite. If you were born with Venus in Virgo, this is your Venus Return. To find your personal Venus sign, click here.