Sun in Virgo - August 23 - September 23

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The Sun moves into Virgo on August 23. Until September 23, we are in Virgo season, which means we’ll all be feeling the energy of this sign. What does that mean for you? Read on to find out.

Virgo Facts:

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Element: Earth

Quality: Mutable

Symbol: The Virgin

Body Part: Intestines and Digestion - Separating Nutrients from Waste

Stone: Sapphire

Keywords: Analytical, Practical, Service to Others, Organized, Health and Alternative Healthcare, Communicative, Detail-Oriented, Meticulous, Thoughtful

When you think of the sign of Virgo, think of the Vestal Virgins who dedicated themselves to the goddess Vesta. These women were the only ones of the time who were agents of their own lives. They didn’t belong to a husband or father; they had more choices than other women of the time.

Because of this association, Virgo is aligned with ritual and rite. They often incorporate purification rituals into their day-to-day lives, like exfoliating their face with specific products or washing their hands a certain way before eating.

Virgo can choose, and she does. Some might call Virgo picky, but really, Virgo is a sign of discernment. It can seem perfectionistic at times because it has a refined sense of order and high standards. It separates the wheat from the chaff. Virgo doesn’t like to waste time or energy.

Mercury, as the ruling planet, gives Earth-sign Virgo a more mental quality than other earth signs (Taurus and Capricorn). Virgo has analytical abilities but can become stuck as a result.

Virgo seeks order and organization. This helps them have a sense of control in their lives. Even messy Virgo’s will have one or two pristine areas of the home.

Virgo rules health and alternative healing, food manufacturing, and wellness.

Virgo is an earth sign, which makes them quite practical. You can count on a Virgo to stay on schedule or organize a lunch date.

Make the Most of Virgo Season

When the Sun is in Virgo, we take time to tidy up, clear clutter, and clean up messy areas of life. It’s a time for a detox or to commit to improving health and wellbeing.

It’s also a time for ritual. Hold a New Moon or Full Moon ritual with friends. Light candles, set intentions, and share sacred space.

This Virgo season, take time to purge something unnecessary from your life, whether it’s a habit, an old item of clothing, or a negative thought. Then, think of a mantra or affirmation to help with the letting go process. Something like:

I commit to wholeness. I commit to wellness. I release all self-criticism and know I am loved.

Virgo is also the sign of selfless service. How might you give back this Virgo season? Think of one volunteer opportunity you could try and one donation you could make. Then, act on them! You will feel good knowing you used this time to make a difference.