Are you ready to start paying really close attention?
Virgo is taking center stage on Tuesday, August 23rd, as the Sun moves into the sign of the Detail-Dude. Our behavior and perceptions shift to noticing and working on the details. The urge is toward being meticulous ~ you know, cleaning with q-tips to reach all the nooks and crannies.
Close inspection takes a lot of courage. We’re going to find some icky stuff and we’re going to have to clean it up. I’m not so sure I’m quite ready for this. Virgo is on the cusp of my 8th. That’s sensitive and treacherous territory. I appreciate some hand-holding when I enter that house. It’s manageable once inside, but I appreciate someone walking me to the door, you know? Like that first time trick-or-treating.
Salvaging and recycling some personal items is on my list of 8th house Virgo projects. I’ll definitely be tracking the Moon through Virgo…and paying close attention to daily moods as we get down and dirty with the details in the coming weeks. All that sorting through things can revive some emotions that were buried on purpose.
The Virgo New Moon on the 28th will bring your Virgo house issues to the forefront. The tarot Hermit’s lantern will be shining brightly somewhere in your chart.
Virgo’s ruler Mercury will finish its retrograde motion on Friday, the 26th, finishing up its journey through the Sag decan of Leo. We still have some time to review our personal philosophies and how they relate to our ego.
September 1st, Merc will start moving forward through the Aries decan of Leo, 20-29.59°. Mercury in the Aries decan of Leo is fast out of the gate mentally and focused on love. For self or others is the big question. On the 10th, Mercury will open the door to his own house of Virgo, armed with all the knowledge picked up from this retrograde and ready to tackle Virgo issues.
Even if you don’t have any Virgo planets, you’re not exempt from the Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury passing through your Virgo house. If you do have Virgo planets, watch them closely to see how they’re impacted by these four planets.
Where’s your Virgo house and what are the trees in your forest?
(Suggestion: If Virgo is intercepted in your chart, try using whole signs to get a different perspective. You may learn something. You may not. But you won’t know if you don’t take a look. You can get a free chart using different house systems at www.astro.com.)