Venus enters Virgo on September 5th, putting love, money and self-esteem under the microscope.
Venus in Virgo asks "What's wrong and how can I fix it?" Part of this is the desire to be of service, but it's also the Virgo itch to make it better. Venus in Virgo loves to improve. She works best when she's moving forward rather than stressing about how ___ is a lost cause because it will never be good enough.
There's two stages here. During Stage #1, you zero in on your flaws, your lover's flaws, how your love life will always suck, etc. It's entirely possible to get stuck in Stage #1 for this entire transit. There's a reason Venus is in her fall in this sign. She wants to be comfortable, and Virgo is never entirely comfortable.
But don't forget about Stage#2. This is where Venus in Virgo can shine. You zero in on an area that can be improved, and then you improve it. You stop complaining, and do what needs to be done. Is something bugging you about your love life? Change it. Not happy with your bank account/how you look/your diet? Change it. I know, I know. It's easy for me to sit here and spout this stuff, but honestly, if any sign knows how to make targeted, effective changes, it's Virgo.
She'll be attracting situations/people in the area of your chart occupied by Virgo. You'll experience the tension between what you want and how it may not happen. Venus in Virgo brings gifts wrapped in doubt. The trick will be moving beyond that doubt, and figuring out how you can make it work.
The truth about this combination is that it creates a desire for denial. Think about anyone you know with natal Venus in Virgo; they probably get off on denying themselves in some area. This can take many forms, from self- flagellation in relationships to disciplined heath/fitness routines. Some manifestations are better than others, but they all share the love of that eternal stretch towards what's not quite available.
Virgo is happiest when there's something to fix, because that means forward movement. There's a sacred quest towards the myth of perfection, fuelled by the polishing of details. In its own way, this sign is just as concerned with getting ahead as Aries or Capricorn.
Here's the aspects Venus will be making, which I'll write about closer to the dates:
- September 10th: opposes Neptune Rx at 5 degrees Pisces
- September 14th: trine Pluto Rx at 11 degrees Capricorn
- September 17th: opposes Chiron Rx at 14 degrees Pisces and inconjuncts Uranus Rx at 15 degrees Aries
- September 21: sextiles Saturn at 19 degrees Scorpio
Venus will be in Virgo until September 29th.