Perfection is at an all-time high when the Sun is in meticulous Virgo from August 22 – September 22! This is a time when we’ll say goodbye to the playful days of rambunctious Leo so that we can take life a bit more seriously. Sure, we’ll all still be feeling the carefree summertime vibes, but the Virgo Sun shows us how to focus more on our work, our health, and how to make ourselves useful to society.
When the Sun is in Virgo
The Sun’s move into detail-oriented Virgo gives all of us a leg up on polishing our skills, getting organized, or doing any activities that require us to pay close attention. Reveal what you can do to make the most of the quest for perfection during this transit:
WHAT TO DO:
Get your work done — perfectly. Then go for a run, get a deep tissue massage, and wind down with a good book and a glass of fine wine. Virgo is an Earth sign that values sensation and the best experiences in life.
WHAT TO SAY:
“Let me look at that.” Virgo doesn’t let anything go — a quality that is both invaluable and annoying. It’s great to have an eye for the smallest details, but if you’re double-checking someone else’s work, take it easy on them if you find fault — and you will, because the Sun is in Virgo!
WHERE TO GO:
Camping! Earthy Virgo finds comfort and security when surrounded by nature and wildlife, so get out to the country during the Virgo Sun. Such a serene setting will also calm Virgo’s overly anxious tendencies, and help you loosen up and relax.
WHAT TO WEAR:
A cashmere cardigan and a comfy pair of shoes. Practical Virgo is most at home in luxurious yet comfortable clothing. Virgo can be a fussy sign, so it’s best to keep it clean, cozy, and simple when it comes to getting dressed in Virgo season.
WHAT TO BUY:
A vacuum cleaner! Forget “spring cleaning” — it’s all about “summer cleaning” when the Sun is in Virgo. Pick up a broom, a mop, and a new feather duster, because now is the perfect time to use that meticulous Virgo energy to get your home spotless.
WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Being too critical and judgmental. Virgo can sometimes be too finicky, turning “perfect” into picky, which can be annoying and frustrating for others. Strive to loosen up a little and let a few things go — after all, not everything needs to be flawless.
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
Getting back on track. Sun in Virgo is an organized and practical period in which to get back to business after a few lighthearted months. It may not be all fun and games, but you will feel fantastic about how much you’ve accomplished.
If you were born with the Sun in Virgo
Virgo is considered the perfectionist of the zodiac. As a practical, Mercury-ruled sign, you generally prefer neatness and order to loose ends and chaos. People sometimes see your need for order as excessive, but your focus on the details simply ensures efficiency and high quality work — two things you love!
You are body-aware, and place an importance on your health and nutrition. In fact, you take your well-being so seriously that you may have gotten a reputation for being a hypochondriac. You just like making sure that everything is in perfect working order — even your body.
Because it is called “The Virgin,” people mistakenly think of Virgo as a passionless sign — and that’s simply not true! In reality, you have an appreciation for all aspects of intimacy: mental, emotional, and physical.
You take your time picking a partner, and you’d much rather be single than with someone who doesn’t live up to your standards. You don’t open up right away, but when you do, you are devoted and will do whatever it takes to keep your partner happy in the relationship.
All Virgos have one common problem: none of you can relax! Work is play to you, and you genuinely enjoy organizing projects and checking items off your to-do list. You’re analytical and precise which is why careers in technology, science, or finance usually appeal to you. You have a sense of duty to complete tasks simply because there’s a job to be done and someone has to do it. The phrase “if you want something done right, then do it yourself” must have been coined by a Virgo!
While not everyone is invited into your social circle — you hold others to the same high standards you have for yourself — you are an incredibly loyal friend to those who are. The only thing you enjoy more than getting things done perfectly is lending a helping hand to those closest to you. When a friend has a problem, you’re able to get in there with your meticulous mind and examine the nitty-gritty details so you can come up with a solution.
WHAT SETS YOU APART:
You have quite an eye for detail, Virgo! You always work hard to dot your i’s and cross your t’s so that everything goes according to plan. Just remember to take a break and not judge yourself or others too harshly. Nobody is perfect!
The Wisdom of Buddha
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
The 6 appears now to remind you to have faith that you will find and keep true love. It may not be today, unless you are 100 percent comfortable with who you are at this very moment. Yes, it starts with you as an individual in self-love. When Harry met Sally they barely tolerated each other before falling in love. Six says you can skip the drama if you focus on yourself first. You had too many demands in a previous life that left you in a string of unsavory situations. Save time and practice self-love. Then you will meet the one who truly deserves your attention.
Your Daily Ogham Reading for the Day
The third letter of the Ogham alphabet is Fearn it means alder-tree. Alder-bark has been used by many cultures to treat various health problems and disorders, everything from insect bites to tuberculosis. Alder is a very water resistant hardwood and is often used in foundations where water is present. The key points to remember with alder are confidence, shielding, guidance, and standing up to ones enemies. Just as water stands no chance against alder, your enemies are at a loss when you have the protection of the alder.
Fortune – Drawing this Ogham is a sign to remain true to yourself and resist all temptation!
The ivy is a sneaky plant that will first use another tree for growth, but overtime it will potentially take away vital nutrients and water from the tree itself. Ivy can be a symbiotic helper bringing birds and wildlife or it can destroy the one it is with, drawing this letter is a sign of warning to pay attention to those in life with potential ill intentions. Ideas associated with Gort are restrictions, warnings, bindings, and potential deceit.
Fortune – Be wary of those in life who like the Ivy may be draining you of life energy. Be sure they are helpful to your soul and not harmful!
Aspens grow in large colonies, with the root system potentially up to 10,000’s of years old. This tree can survive fires and other harmful conditions. Often this letter can be associated with death and the fear that comes from it. However it is better to see it for what the aspen really is. When one dies another aspen grows from the same root system. Death is not always a negative aspect of life; sometimes it is a necessary transition. The letter Edhadh will force us to look inward for what we need to “let die,” so we can renew ourselves.
Fortune – A large part of your life will be gone, yet do not worry because another great part will stop. Edhadh never closes one door without opening another!
Daily Witches Rune
Meaning: This rune symbolizes your friends and family and their influence upon you. Its meaning is usually derived from the other stones closest to it. This rune is also associated with travel. A journey abroad is indicated especially if the Sun rune is nearby, but a journey for someone close to you if the Moon stone is closest. If it is near to the Rings it foretells a holiday or long distance relationship.
Your Rune for Today
“Burr-can-oh” – Literally: “Birch Goddess” – Esoteric: Birth, Sanctuary
Rune of continued growth and continual rebirth or renewal in all things. The rune of becoming.
Psi: secrecy, silence, safety, mature wisdom, dependence
Energy: container/releaser, female fertility, trees and plantlife
Mundane: motherhood, healing, gardening, child raising, the womb
Divinations: Birth, becoming, life changes, shelter, liberation, sanctuary, secrets; or blurring of consciousness, deceit, sterility, stagnation, conspiracy, insecurity
Rebirth in the spirit
Strengthens the power of secrecy
Works of concealment and protection
To contain and hold other powers together
Realization of stillness, the Now-ness of all things
Bringing ideas to fruition in the creative process
Fertility, female health, strengthen family ties, love, protection, bringing ideas into physical manifestation, creativity
Your Weekend Influences
The Fool Reversed
This is the card of folly, indescretion and poor choices.
Sagittarius reversed denotes the unpleasant qualities of a bully and a lack of self-control.
Earth reversed denotes a lack of positive connection with the life spirit–a lost soul. If you are not careful you may miss much of what life has to offer you.
The High Priestess
August 24th, 2018
Currently, you seem to be channeling an incarnation of a historic political leader. This should give you the ability to successfully arbitrate two opposing opinions. This capability makes you attractive to others and you could use this energy to get them to support your future endeavors. Spiritually, you are probably driven by a belief that you can help others, while using your popularity to also do well for yourself. To achieve this you must find a metaphysical balance between the two.
August 28, 2018
You need to re balance your soul. Gabriel helps you to rebuild the balance between masculine and feminine energies, and helps you to more clearly understand your feelings and reactions to other people and things. Gabriel opens the way to a better understanding of your deepest self. What are you lacking and what has become too consuming in your life? Gabriel can help you restore order in your life, set new goals, and face the future with a better sense of purpose.
August 24, 2018
The Hermit symbolizes healing powers. Are feelings the same as when you started, if you are in a relationship? If they are not, you are past due for the healing that stimulates growth. You should feel free to reach out and touch without fear. If single, healing is in the form of the personal weeding and pruning that shows old conditions have passed away in order to allow new things to grow.