Venus in Virgo…

Wooden box filled fresh vegetables

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.