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Sun in Virgo ~ Aug. 22/23 to Sep. 22, 2010

Good Virgo. Bad Virgo. Original image source unknown.

It's time for the Sun to bid Leo goodbye and wave hello to Virgo on August 22 (PST) / August 23 (EST). The Sun represents our ego, our potential, our conscious will. In Leo, the Sun is bright, brave and confident. In Virgo, however, the Sun is shy but friendly, cautious, discriminating and conservative.

At best, Virgo is intelligent, practical, analytical, dependable, adaptable, and a perfectionist. At worst, Virgo is overly critical, worrisome, nit-picky, fault-finding, and gets stuck in the details unable to see the bigger picture. The Sun in Virgo is concerned about the day to day (including our jobs & chores) and physical health (including our diet & exercise), seeks what's familiar, and finds comfort in order.

Virgo is governed by Mercury (mental activity/communication) who is currently also in the sign of Virgo and retrograde until September 12, further enhancing Virgo-Sun's ability to analyze thoroughly, communicate precisely and mentally focus on the slightest details.

On the day the Sun shines on Virgo, the heavens continue to be tense, intense, and impatient with Saturn (the taskmaster) and Pluto (the annihilator) still going at it and triggering the T-square. Fortunately, one of the players, Uranus (the awakener) has slipped back into mellow Pisces. However, Aries-Jupiter (the risk-taker) and Libra-Saturn are still opposed and both square Capricorn-Pluto. Early born Virgos (August 22 to 27) [and Taureans, April 20 to 25] may be feeling a hint urgency from this T-square as Pluto trine their Sun. Early born cardinal signs (within the first 4 degrees) may be experiencing this energy in an even more piercing and demanding way, transiting Pluto conjunct (Capricorn), square (Aries, Libra), or oppose (Cancer) their Sun.

The Sun enters Virgo on August 22 at 10:27 p.m. PST (August 23 at 1:27 a.m. EST) and will stay through September 22. While in Virgo, the Sun will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Pacific time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):

  • August 24 ~ Full Moon in Pisces at 10:05 a.m. PST / 1:05 p.m. EST
  • August 25 to 26 ~ Sun trine Pluto-rx. Inevitable change. Tapping into undeveloped power/strength. Uncovering hidden potential. Acceptance of flaws. Transformation. No resistance. No fear.
  • September 3 ~ Sun conjunct Mercury-rx and both trine North Node (these alignments also occurred last year, around this same period). With our minds (Mercury) mingling with our conscious will (Sun), while in the sign of Virgo (planning), we're able to analyze the self and its life path (North Node).
  • September 8 ~ New Moon in Virgo at 3:30 a.m. PST / 6:30 a.m. EST
  • September 19 to 21 ~ Sun quincunx Neptune-rx, Chiron-rx; and oppose Jupiter-rx & Uranus-rx. Adjust attitude and perception. Expand the mind and become more aware of the larger picture. Openness to recognize opportunities offered and identify which are feasible and/or the wiser choice. Letting go of negative energy. The danger here is limiting the self from the necessary personal growth and realizing one's potential. Know when to get out of your own way.
How might the Sun's transit in Virgo influence in your life? Look to the Virgo-ruled house/s in your birth chart. Match the sign with the house cusp/s on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Virgo zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and/or Rising Sign below then click here for an explanation of the Sun transiting those solar and/or natal houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 6th house
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 5th house
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 4th house
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 3rd house
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 2nd house
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 1st house
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 12th houses
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 11th house
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 10th house
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 9th house
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 8th house
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 7th house
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. I am also available for personal astrology readings.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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Good Virgo. Bad Virgo. Original image source unknown.

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