The Sun enters the sign of Virgo on August 22nd at 2:48 p.m., Mountain Time. Virgo is an earth sign and is associated with Mercury. Virgo is the perfectionist of the Zodiac and likes things just so. I suggest that parents don’t go into your Virgo child’s room to organize things. Virgos have their own system and don’t like others to mess with their stuff. Even if it’s a stack of papers, there is still an order to it. Typical occupations for Virgo are computer geeks, accountants, engineers, analysts, film critics and dentists. You want an accurate dentist and accountant.
Mars is in Virgo and will be traveling with the Sun most of this month. On Sept 15th Mars enters Libra, but we can use all this Virgo energy until then. Mars takes action so this is the month to be physical and move things around. Mars in Virgo loves to rearrange things and make more room and space. If you have files to go through and archive, now is the time. Make a new filing system and organize your paperwork or toss or shred them. A shredding machine is perfectly Mars in Virgo. Mars has a two-year orbit, so you don’t have to do this again for two years. Make it so organized that you won’t have to touch it again. Virgo is meticulous and enjoys working, but it doesn’t like to waste time. Efficiency is a Virgo quality.
Mercury will also be in Virgo and will be traveling next to Mars from August 13th – 30th. If Mars is physical then Mercury is mental. The combination is useful for making decisions and acting on them. Put a lot on your schedule the last two weeks in August because you won’t feel much like relaxing with this industrious combo of planets pushing you to product. If you have something you’ve been wanting to write, now is your best chance for a while. At least make notes and write your table of contents. Once you get the plan down, the rest is easy. (That’s what Mars and Mercury would say).
Looking at the visible planets, the evening sky is the place to watch. Mars and Venus are still visible in the evening sky above the western horizon after sunset. They are separating, but still easy to spot. Even though Mercury is more dim and harder to see, Mercury will be next to Mars the last two weeks of August and will therefore be easier to spot. It’s always easier to see planets when they are close to each other, even Mercury. They need to be seen right after sunset because they will set early in the evening.
Jupiter and Saturn are now visible in the evening sky, rising in the east early evening. There are now no visible planets in the predawn sky.
See you all in Libra for the Autumn Equinox!