Venus in Virgo

Venus is about to move into Virgo- a sign she’s not particularly comfortable in. Venus in Virgo is in what traditional astrologers term the sign of her fall (remember back to this Toolbox?). This doesn’t mean that Venus is weak in Virgo, it means that she is in a position where she can’t use her strength, in a place which is alien to her. She has no essential dignity in Virgo.

Venus in Virgo often can’t appreciate just how beautiful she really is – or how perfect she is just as she is.

Venus loves pleasure – and the things and activities that bring us pleasure or that we find pleasure in. What she doesn’t like is too much hard work, conflict, sacrifice, deprivation, efficiency and details. Venus likes to be served, not be the servant, yet when she’s in Virgo, she’s called upon to be more, shall we say, useful and practical. This is not a bad thing – indeed, there is pleasure to be found in Virgo rituals.

Anyways, if you want to know more about Venus in Virgo, I just happened to have prepared something (much) earlier. You’ll find it here, but as I get more “I’m not like that” mail in response to Virgo posts than any other…except maybe for anything about Capricorn or Taurus (yep, the other earth signs) it comes with the following disclaimers:

  • You might or not be exactly like the textbook – please please please resist the temptation to take it literally
  • Not all Venus in Virgo people like to clean – some give up and go the opposite way…and beat themselves up about it
  • Not all Venus in Virgo people are slim and trim and can wear white (and have it stay white) – some go the opposite way…and beat themselves up about it
  • As with all things astrological, there can be variations according to individual chart composition and placements
  • There are exceptions to every rule
  • This post probably contains some typos – please don’t write and tell me so
  • Remember that much of what I write (especially what I have just written) is written tongue in cheek – I take very little seriously

Having said all of that, if you’re a Virgo woman (or love one), have Venus in Virgo, or Venus in close aspect to Mercury (especially by conjunction or trine) you might want to read this. Again, you’ll find it here.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Virgo somewhere in our chart, and it’s this part of life that Venus will be bestowing her presence on. It’s this part of life that you’ll find pleasure in- yes, even when Venus is in Virgo.

The thing is, Venus in Virgo pleasures are relatively simple- no huge gestures are required here- and can be found in everyday life and tasks.

Think about the rituals associated with your Virgo house. If Virgo falls in the 4th, it could be time to spring-clean or declutter. If Virgo is your 1st house, maybe the spring-cleaning and decluttering needs to happen with your attitude.

Whatever and wherever Virgo means for you though, rather than resent the task at hand, look for the enjoyment in it.

In my chart, while in Virgo, Venus will be transiting the 7th house. This is my annual reminder to show (rather than tell) my husband how much he – and our relationship – means to me. It’s also a reminder to me not to be too critical. With Virgo on the cusp of my 7th, I can sometimes look for things that are wrong when everything is actually pretty ok. With Pluto right on my descendant, I’ll then obsess over tiny things, and with my Sun opposite all, I’ll usually then take it personally. Hmmmm.

If you have your chart already, look for the symbol for Venus, now find Virgo on your chart. This post will help you do that.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, Venus will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Venus will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Venus will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Venus will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Venus will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Venus will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Pisces, Venus will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Venus will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Venus will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Venus will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Venus will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Venus will be transiting your 2nd house.

Venus will be in Virgo until 14/10/17.

 

Venus in Virgo…

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Venus is about to move into Virgo- a sign she’s not particularly comfortable in. Venus in Virgo is in what traditional astrologers term the sign of her fall (remember back to this Toolbox?). This doesn’t mean that Venus is weak in Virgo, it means that she is in a position where she can’t use her strength, in a place which is alien to her. She has no essential dignity in Virgo.

Venus loves pleasure, beauty, art, food. What she doesn’t like is too much hard work, conflict, sacrifice, deprivation, efficiency and details. Venus likes to be served, not be the servant; and, like all planets in Virgo, Venus needs to be useful.

Anyways, if you want to know more about Venus in Virgo, I just happened to have prepared something (much) earlier. You’ll find it here, but as I get more “I’m not like that” mail in response to Virgo posts than any other…except maybe for anything about Capricorn or Taurus (yep, the other earth signs) it comes with the following disclaimers:

  • You might or not be exactly like the textbook
  • Not all Venus in Virgo people like to clean- some give up and go the opposite way…and beat themselves up about it
  • Not all Venus in Virgo people are slim and trim- some go the opposite way…and beat themselves up about it
  • As with all things astrological, there can be variations according to individual chart composition and placements
  • There are exceptions to every rule
  • This post probably contains some typos- please don’t write and tell me so

Having said that, if you’re a Virgo woman (or love one), have Venus in Virgo, or Venus in close aspect to Mercury (especially by conjunction or trine) you’ll want to read this.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Virgo somewhere in our chart, and it’s this part of life that Venus will be bestowing her presence on. It’s this part of life that you’ll find pleasure in- yes, even when Venus is in Virgo.

In my chart, Venus will begin her transit of Virgo in the 6th house, and finish it in the 7th. The 6th is about (amongst other things) health, service, pets. I’ll be using this first half of the month to look at healthy routines- things like making friends with salad. I’ll be experimenting with cooking healthier meals and refining and improving my habits. But that’s just me.

The thing is, Venus in Virgo pleasures are relatively simple- no huge gestures are required here- and can be found in everyday life and tasks.

If you have your chart already, look for the symbol for Venus, now find Virgo on your chart. This post will help you do that.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, Venus will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Venus will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Venus will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Venus will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Venus will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Venus will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Pisces, Venus will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Venus will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Venus will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Venus will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Venus will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Venus will be transiting your 2nd house.

Venus will be in Virgo until 31/8/16.

 

You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful… Venus in Virgo

 

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I get more “I’m not like that” mail in response to Venus in Virgo posts than any other. so, here’s one I prepared earlier- with the following disclaimers:

  • You might or not be exactly like the textbook
  • Not all Venus in Virgo people like to clean- some give up and go the opposite way…and beat themselves up about it
  • Not all Venus in Virgo people are slim and trim- some go the opposite way…and beat themselves up about it
  • As with all things astrological, there can be variations according to individual chart composition and placements
  • There are exceptions to every rule
  • This post probably contains some typos

Yesterday an email from the fashion house that would be my favourite fashion house- if it weren’t for the fact that I can’t fit into their clothes at the moment- turned up in my inbox. The subject struck horror into my heart.

All White- a key palette for the season ahead.

It got worse.

A monochromatic palette lends itself to modern tailoring, where form and function overtake colour.

The fashion that followed was, well white. White pants, white jackets, white blouses. Sure there was some almost colour in there too, but not enough to calm the panic of my Aries Venus.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get worse…

White is the new black.

What the f$%#?

I don’t avoid white because I feel that it doesn’t suit me, but rather because it rarely stays white. I inevitably spill red wine if I am wearing white. Even if I drink white wine and eat salad, white on me is magnetic- and not in a good way.

Venus in Virgo, however, can wear white… successfully… In fact, with this placement, you will be able to wear all white and have it stay white and be like those beautiful people in the holiday brochures that stroll hand in hand up the beach in filmy white linen and white bikinis. The sand will not stick and the salt water will dry clear and not sticky.

Not that you’ve probably noticed this. Unfortunately, Venus in Virgo has difficulty relaxing for long enough to stroll up a beach, and often has too little body confidence to do so in a bikini. This placement is usually held by people with pretty neat & trim bodies (although they don’t see this when they look in the mirror), so this is an absolute waste of white bikini. And yes, given that I have never worn a bikini (let alone a white one) there is more than a small amount of envy in what I say.

Despite this amazing ability to wear white, stay clean, be trim and eat well, Venus in Virgo is in what traditional astrologers term the sign of her fall. This doesn’t mean that Venus is weak in Virgo, it means that she is in a position where she can’t use her strength, in a place which is alien to her.

Venus loves pleasure, beauty, art, food. What she doesn’t like is too much hard work, conflict, sacrifice, deprivation, efficiency and details. Venus likes to be served, not be the servant; and, like all planets in Virgo, Venus needs to be useful.

Venus is exalted or exaggerated in the opposite sign of Pisces where she sees the world through rose coloured glasses. In Pisces, Venus can be lazy, unrealistic, self-indulgent and oblivious to deprivation or detail. In Virgo, Venus sees the world clearly and critically, often having altered perceptions of it, and herself, as a result. In Virgo, the rose coloured glasses are off as she sees imperfections in herself that the rest of us are blind to.

In Virgo, Venus is operating within a sign that thrives on work, analyses details, is extremely conscious about what food is consumed and strives for perfection. This is not a comfortable place for her to be. In Virgo, Venus finds it difficult to relax and difficult to appreciate beauty- especially her own. She literally doesn’t know how beautiful she is, and she often finds it hard to appreciate herself and her own awesomeness.

In Virgo, Venus is earthily tactile and sensual, reliable, faithful and practical. Despite her textbook reputation to nag in relationships (I make no judgement…), she will give more of herself to you than you can or will ever notice.

This all makes Venus in Virgo a difficult placement to write about. So please, if you feel that this is not you, don’t feel compelled to tell me so- and I mean that in the nicest possible way!

The danger with this placement- especially when it comes to relationships- is when that criticality is projected onto imperceptible imperfections in an otherwise healthy relationship. Sometimes in Virgo’s attempt to make things better, she can make things worse. Knowing when “good enough” actually is “good enough” can be a struggle- especially when it comes to relationships. And before you all yell and scream and say that I shouldn’t be encouraging you to make do or “settle”- that isn’t what this is about. It’s about accepting that sometimes things can’t be perfect.

An un-named Leo friend with Venus in Virgo struggles with what she describes as the checklist mentality. Absolutely gorgeous, but until recently single, she admits (retrospectively) that she (unconsciously) approached men with a checklist of sorts- both in terms of physical attributes and professional and earning capacity. Upon meeting a likely candidate he would be assessed and discounted. She also discloses that the “qualities” on her list were really “quantities” to be ticked off and accounted for.

In actual fact, the checklist was there because she didn’t believe that she was special enough to attract someone who would think that she was perfect enough. The concept of “good enough” is a difficult one for Venus in Virgo.

Stylistically, she doesn’t like a fuss. Dangly bits around wrists are a distraction, as are flounces and frills and anything else that can get in the way. Her clothes are serviceable and fit for purpose. Naturally this will be tempered a tad by where her Sun is.

As an example, a Leo woman will lend more colour and drama (and generally with better shoes) to Venus in Virgo than will the Virgo Sun. Likewise the Venus in Virgo, Libra Sun combination will always offer a more restrained style than the Libra Sun/Venus combo would.

Yes, the title of this post is a One Direction song. Well spotted! Sure it was a promise to Miss 14 to use, but you know what? The lyrics fit:

and when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell…you don’t know…you don’t know you’re beautiful…

Check out also: The Divine Miss Fisher

The week ahead…and a book sale…of sorts…

Book, stack, law.

So anyways, as I write this…or rather first start writing it- I suspect there will be plenty of interruptions along the way today, Venus is about to move into Virgo.

Venus doesn’t particularly like being in Virgo…more on that in a little bit.

As for the week that was?

The partition was the usual amount of chaos and busyness. On the home busyness front, I’ve been madly running through my new novel one last time before it goes off to the structural editor. Something still feels as though it’s not working, but I’ve pretty well done all that I can do with it.

As a result, there was no blogging… not even the Tuesday Toolbox. I did, however, manage to regurgitate a previous piece for the Cancer New Moon, get a newsletter out to subscribers, and knock out a quick vanity piece for and anyways on the type of restaurant that you save up for.

I shared that experience with a girlfriend who has been visiting from Wellington, New Zealand, for the weekend. A lot has happened this year, so we’ve had a lot to catch up on. The chatting has been helped on it’s way with a little too much food and drink.

Ok, to the skies. Venus is now in Virgo, and I’ll be having me a little clean-up over the next few weeks. I’m in the process of re-painting our house, and before I get to the study or the formal areas, there are book-shelves, CD cabinets, and a sideboard full of china that needs a good clean-out. And that’s before I start on the craft room with art supplies.

The books will be tough. I love my books. I have bookcases full of fiction, plus additional piles through the house. Despite selling some last year, I still have two full shelves full of astro and tarot books. Anything I haven’t opened in the last 12 months will be liberated…and that means most of them. I’m even (gulp) attacking the cookbooks.

What am I going to do with them all? I’ll be donating the art books to Miss 17’s art teacher. The fiction? I’m thinking a hospital or aged home…or charity bookfair, maybe. The thing is, it’s a hassle selling on ebay. The packing up and following up for just a few dollars does my head in. I really want people other than myself to benefit from this, but giving them away, usually comes accompanied with judgement and also becomes harder than it should be. Everyone has an opinion on what is an appropriate charity.

So, here’s the deal- over the next week, I’ll be popping up a list on the website of everything on offer- in regards to astro and tarot, that is. If you’re in Sydney and can pick up, that’s great, if not, I’ll charge postage and handling for within Australia only. It’s way too expensive to post elsewhere.

As for the cost? Nothing. All I ask is that you pay it forward in some way- whether that’s through a donation to your favourite charity, or a casserole to someone who needs it. Your choice, your karma.

What else?

The Sun and Mercury both move into Leo during the week. I’ll have some links up closer to the time about these two ingresses. In the meantime, get ready to get your bling on…although with Venus in Virgo, it could be a little tasteful and understated.

Tuesday and Wednesday are all about Saturn. But he’s in a relatively good mood- if you’ve been doing what you’re supposed to, of course. Trines to the Sun and Mercury are encouraging- and supporting- you to get real. Sure, it’s also about work, disciple, practicality and self control, but a little of those things never hurt anyone. Just leave the passive aggression where it belongs.

I’m a tad concerned because I have an appointment with the doctor on Tuesday afternoon to get the results from some long overdue blood tests. Given that this is in my 5th house, and Jupiter is transiting my 6th, let’s just say that I’m expecting that my propensity for living large could be curtailed a bit in the future. Oh well, it’s been fun.

The big news of the week is Venus going retrograde on Saturday. Now, the thing about Venus is her retrograde cycles tend to be repeated about every 8 years. Venus was last retrograde in early Virgo in July 2007. To get an idea what this one means for you, cast your mind back to what the major themes were in your life back then. Of course, things won’t be exactly the same (and I’m telling myself that with relief) as your transits and you are different now. It’s the themes I want you to have a think about.

In any case, I’ll pop a link up later in the week about dealing with this.

Also on Saturday, Mars squares off against Uranus. Given that I’m planning on painting again, I’m taking this as being a message to be careful up that ladder. The warnings for this one are around impulsive energy…and the urge to throw the baby out with the bathwater…so to speak. Harnessing this energy for creative good can have impressive outcomes.

Ok, had better get busy scheduling posts…until next time.

Joxxx

Oh, before I forget…I’m experimenting a little with the Facebook Gods at present, and not automatically linking posts to my Jo Tracey Astrology page. Aside from the fact that I’m rarely on Facebook, my stats are telling me that more of you see posts if I simply ask you to jump over onto the website without linking to the post. Confused? So am I.

Something about Neptunitis…

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Thursday 25 July

Moon in Pisces

We’ve talked before on this site about Neptunitis. In fact, (she says with self importance) I like to consider myself a bit of an expert on the affliction.

We’ve also talked in the past about Venus and Neptune and what happens when the two meet.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, here we go again.

First things first.

The Moon is in Pisces.

This means the usual Pisces Moon type of things- you might feel a little more dreamy than usual, a little more sensitive than usual, a little more emotional than usual. For those of you without a lot of Pisces or Neptune natally in your charts, this could feel completely irrational- like pregnancy hormones.

It’s ok. And it only lasts a couple of days.

The key to getting through the Pisces Moon, for those of you who don’t deal with it well, is to run with the current. It’s a great time for any creative work, to find an imaginative way out of a solution, indeed to escape. magic carpet ride anyone?

This Pisces Moon cycle will re-trigger what’s left of last weeks Grand Trine, so take note of your dreams (no matter how fantastical they may seem). The time for real action will be in a couple of days when the Moon moves into Aries.

La Luna and Venus will face off in the next few hours. Because the Moon is in Pisces, and because both are feminine planets, this will be done in the nicest possible way.

Venus in Virgo likes efficiency, the Moon in Pisces doesn’t. It’s really that simple. The spirit may be willing, but the heart may have an episode of the can’t be faffeds. And yes, this is a real condition- I made it up. So there.

This aspect can be one of those days where you just wish things would happen simply because you want them to- without any effort on your part. Indeed, where Pisces is involved, you may feel that you can dream them into life, or mistakenly believe that all things great and good will drop into your lap because they should.

Hmmmm. It’s lucky for your productivity that this one doesn’t last long.

This month, however, it does.

Why? Because tomorrow Venus opposes Neptune….but you’ll have to wait until later to read about that one…

Something about fortunate action…

The star sign Capricorn written on a blackboard.

Monday 22 July

Moon in Capricorn

Astrologically, today is a biggy.

First up, Mars and Jupiter meet up at 5 Cancer 54’.

Sure Mars is in the sign of his fall, but Jupiter is rolling out the welcome wagon and is comfortable enough for both of them.

Generally speaking, this is a lucky transit- as far as transits can be lucky or otherwise.

This one is particularly good for any sort of physical exertion, so lace up those trainers.

Now, as we know, all Jupiter contacts come with a warning about over doing things. This one is over exuberance, over exertion, but on the whole, this transit is a good one for success- as long as the venture has the potential for success, that is.

Also happening today are two planetary ingresses- ingress is just a fancy schmancy astrological term for when a planet changes signs.

Anyways, todays changes are Venus into Virgo and Leo into Aquarius.

Venus moves first- into Virgo- with the Sun moving into Leo soon after. Not to be outdone, Leo comes up trumps just a few hours later with a Full Moon in the first degree of Aquarius/Leo- at 0 Aquarius 06’ to be exact.

Anyways, I’ll pop something up about that one later.

In the meantime, the Moon in Capricorn is great energy for anything to do with business. It can also, depending on your relationship to Saturn, be a day when you’re more likely to have an attack of the blah blah blahs than other days. Sure you can indulge that if you’d like, or you can beat it down by wearing something bright, eating something zesty, and listening or watching things more likely to make you laugh or cry.

I’ll leave that one with you.

You don’t know you’re beautiful…

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Yesterday an email from the fashion house that would be my favourite fashion house- if it weren’t for the fact that I can’t fit into their clothes at the moment- turned up in my inbox. The subject struck horror into my heart.

All White- a key palette for the season ahead.

It got worse.

A monochromatic palette lends itself to modern tailoring, where form and function overtake colour.

The fashion that followed was, well white. White pants, white jackets, white blouses. Sure there was some almost colour in there too, but not enough to calm the panic of my Aries Venus.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get worse…

White is the new black.

What the f$%#?

I don’t avoid white because I feel that it doesn’t suit me, but rather because it rarely stays white. I inevitably spill red wine if I am wearing white. Even if I drink white wine and eat salad, white on me is magnetic- and not in a good way.

Venus in Virgo, however, can wear white… successfully… In fact, with this placement, you will be able to wear all white and have it stay white and be like those beautiful people in the holiday brochures that stroll hand in hand up the beach in filmy white linen and white bikinis. The sand will not stick and the salt water will dry clear and not sticky.

Not that you’ve probably noticed this. Unfortunately, Venus in Virgo has difficulty relaxing for long enough to stroll up a beach, and often has too little body confidence to do so in a bikini. This placement is usually held by people with pretty neat & trim bodies (although they don’t see this when they look in the mirror), so this is an absolute waste of white bikini.  And yes, given that I have never worn a bikini (let alone a white one) there is more than a small amount of envy in what I say.

Despite this amazing ability to wear white, stay clean, be trim and eat well, Venus in Virgo is in what traditional astrologers term the sign of her fall. This doesn’t mean that Venus is weak in Virgo, it means that she is in a position where she can’t use her strength, in a place which is alien to her.

Venus loves pleasure, beauty, art, food. What she doesn’t like is too much hard work, conflict, sacrifice, deprivation, efficiency and details. Venus likes to be served, not be the servant and, like all planets in Virgo, Venus needs to be useful.

Venus is exalted or exaggerated in the opposite sign of Pisces where she sees the world through rose coloured glasses. In Pisces, Venus can be lazy, unrealistic, self-indulgent and oblivious to deprivation or detail.

In Virgo, Venus sees the world clearly and critically, often having altered perceptions of it, and herself, as a result.  In Virgo, the rose coloured glasses are off as she sees imperfections in herself that the rest of us are blind to.

In Virgo, Venus is operating within a sign that thrives on work, analyses details, is extremely conscious about what food is consumed and strives for perfection. This is not a comfortable place for her to be. In Virgo, Venus finds it difficult to relax and difficult to appreciate beauty- especially her own. She literally doesn’t know how beautiful she is, and she often finds it hard to appreciate herself and her own awesomeness.

In Virgo, Venus is earthily tactile and sensual, reliable, faithful and practical. Despite her textbook reputation to nag in relationships (I make no judgement…), she will give more of herself to you than you can or will ever notice.

This all makes Venus in Virgo a difficult placement to write about. So please, if you feel that this is not you, don’t feel compelled to tell me so- and I mean that in the nicest possible way!

The danger with this placement- especially when it comes to relationships- is when that criticality is projected onto imperceptible imperfections in an otherwise healthy relationship. Sometimes in Virgo’s attempt to make things better, she can make things worse. Knowing when “good enough” actually is “good enough” can be a struggle- especially when it comes to relationships. And before you all yell and scream and say that I shouldn’t be encouraging you to make do or “settle”- that isn’t what this is about. It’s about accepting that sometimes things can’t be perfect.

An un-named Leo friend with Venus in Virgo struggles with what she describes as the checklist mentality. Absolutely gorgeous, but until recently single, she admits (retrospectively) that she (unconsciously) approached men with a checklist of sorts- both in terms of physical attributes and professional and earning capacity. Upon meeting a likely candidate he would be assessed and discounted.  She also discloses that the “qualities” on her list were really “quantities” to be ticked off and accounted for.

In actual fact, the checklist was there because she didn’t believe that she was special enough to attract someone who would think that she was perfect enough. The concept of “good enough” is a difficult one for Venus in Virgo.

Stylistically, she doesn’t like a fuss. Dangly bits around wrists are a distraction, as are flounces and frills and anything else that can get in the way. Her clothes are serviceable and fit for purpose. Naturally this will be tempered a tad by where her Sun is.

As an example, a Leo woman will lend more colour and drama (and generally with better shoes) to Venus in Virgo than will the Virgo Sun. Likewise the Venus in Virgo, Libra Sun combination will always offer a more restrained style than the Libra Sun/Venus combo would.

Yes, the title of this post is a One Direction song. Well spotted! Sure it was a promise to Miss 14 to use, but you know what? The lyrics fit:

and when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to tell…you don’t know…you don’t know you’re beautiful…

the Divine Miss Fisher…

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Essie Davis plays Phryne in the ABCTV series…

If you look closely enough, you’ll find astro references in most parts of normal life. Books and films especially.

I was watching some offcut video from Annabel Crabb’s (she’s an Aussie political journo) Kitchen Cabinet (a show where she invites herself to lunch with pollies) and Nick Xenophon (an independent senator) was making some taramasalata and dillying with the details. She asked something like, ‘do you find it difficult to finish tasks?’ and he replied something like, ‘no, but I always think I could do them better.’ I looked up his birth details, and sure enough, there’s a Virgo Moon.

Anyways, the passages below say Venus in Virgo much more successfully (and succinctly) than the post I have scheduled for next Monday does.

Enjoy.

“Miss Jones was the sort of person who is concealed, like the nun in the foundation, in every organisation which does Good Works. Patient, dogged, meticulous, vastly overworked, unpaid and completely unappreciated, she finds, files, calls, arranges, soothes and ameliorates papers, contracts, tradesmen, repairs, hurt feelings and Very Important People. No one notices her until God finally calls her home or she quits to look after her aged parents, when the whole edifice instantly falls astonished to the ground.

Repeated harassment usually greys her hair and causes her to lose her glasses, and pressure of work requires her to clothe herself in serviceable garments which are never decorated with anything more daring than a scarf and possibly a bluebird brooch. But Miss Jones’ strength was the strength of ten because her heart was pure and Phryne liked her very much.”

From Queen of the Flowers, a Phryne Fisher Mystery, by Kerry Greenwood

This passage screams Venus in Virgo. Sure, it is set in the 1920’s, (1928 Melbourne to be precise), sure it is clichéd, but the general gist is there.

Just a few pages later, we see reference to a Venus in Virgo man:

“Mr Xavier brightened and went so far as to lean forward, preserving the immaculate creases in his trousers without apparent effort. This was a young man who would be able to slide down a mud bank in his long johns and arise without a stain. Phryne suppressed a giggle”

Incidentally, Phryne herself is a Capricorn (see her horoscope here). If you haven’t checked out the series by Melbourne author Kerry Greenwood, do so- Phryne is a fabulous romp and the books are perfect escapist read in the bath with a glass of vino style.