Sun in Virgo

Sun in Virgo

Astrologer Lori Kaufman is back again with another monthly forecast. Here’s what she has to say about Vigo season!

The sun is moving into Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd). This is a time to slow down, retreat within, go back to our schedules, and get serious. We are coming out of  Leo season, the season of the sun, creativity, movement, and showiness, and to now head into a time of retrospection again and find some grounding. The fire we just left loves to move and go, but earth loves to take a step back and enjoy where they are in the moment.

What is Virgo and what does this mean?

Virgo is the Virgin, the perfectionist, the hermit. A mutable earth sign. Mutable signs end the seasons and are great at following through with ideas, projects, and finalities. This is the sign that ends the summer and brings a focus of school, work, or a steady routine of any kind back to focus. Virgo is an earth sign and is very grounded in their thoughts, also being ruled by Mercury they are great thinkers, communicators and tend to like a more practical and logical approach to life. Virgo represents the 6th house of schedule, daily routine, health, fitness, pets, systems, analytics, work habits, organization, and service. Finding a sudden importance on those topics will become more prominent in our lives right now. At best a Virgo is logical, practical, a great planner, clean, organized, loyal, and very systematic. At their worst a Virgo can be overly critical, perfectionistic, and can set too high of standards for themselves and others at times.

What else should we look out for this month and how could it affect us?

Uranus retrograde is the most noteworthy transit this month.Going retrograde August 19th and staying until January 18th of next year in the sign of Taurus. Uranus is all about sudden changes, forward thinking, and  being unique and different. It’s the planet that rules quirky Aquarius and loves constant changes and anything weird or out of the ordinary. Currently being in the stubborn sign of Taurus is going to cause a  decent amount of butting heads, disagreements, and hesitation when it comes to big changes, especially within the collective since Aquarius rules people and groups.

While Uranus is the only sign going retrograde this season, we do still have many other planets and asteroids retrograde until at least October. When planets are retrograde it's a great time to take a step back and think about our next moves, what we really want and how we will want to get there. Making big decisions and changes may not come easy right now, but it is a good time to rest and retreat internally, especially before we have our next Mercury retrograde during libra season, a time when our mind and communication get foggy. Use this time to have those difficult conversations and get our thoughts organized before we add Mercury to the list of retrograde planets.

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