Think back a few months: Venus's initial Virgo ingress (on July 18th) was the prelude to Venus Rx (at 0 degrees Virgo on July 25th). Anything that was triggered back then should be completed on October 8th. That long, Virgo/Leo cycle of evaluation and reevaluation, pride and humbling, is finally drawing to a close. Also, Venus will be activating Regulus (at 0 degrees Virgo) again, emphasizing strategy and the honourable approach to power.
Click on this link for a review of Venus Rx and Regulus in Virgo.
From October 8th to October 10th, Venus will be confronted by a square from Saturn in Sagittarius (at 1 degree). Venus in Virgo is myopically focused on relationship/self-esteem flaws. The Saturn square will only enhance that. If something isn't working, it will be glaringly obvious. If a relationship is offering less than you want, it will be crystal clear. These couple of days will be difficult for anyone with anything (natal or progressed) from 0 to 2 degrees of the Mutable signs, because you'll feel the ache of what's missing/damaged/inadequate. It's not a fun aspect, and flaw-obsessed Virgo will crank up the sting. Not a great influence for first dates.
On the bright side, nobody does discipline like Virgo. When the going gets tough, Virgo gets practical (after indulging in some detailed worrying). This aspect can help you rise to the occasion and ruthlessly clear out people/situations that aren't benefiting you. If you limit the worrying, that is. This is a zero-tolerance aspect, and it will be time to take out the trash. No lies, no slacking, no half-assed commitments will be tolerated. Doesn't matter how charming Mr/Miss Amazing is. I can see some people lowering the guillotine with this one...nothing provides a shot of steel-edged clarity like Virgo strengthened with a Saturn square.
All in all, Venus in Virgo is a transit that will assist you with relationship and self-esteem clean up. "Be all that you can be" may be a cliché to most, but not to Virgo. This sign takes improvement seriously. It doesn't have to be dramatic. If everything's ok in your life, this can be about small adjustments. Take care of the little things before they become big things. Since Mars and Jupiter are already occupying the Virgo area of your chart, you've got a ton of energy pointing you in the direction of necessary upgrades.
Venus in Virgo loves to make it better.
Note that Venus' Virgo ingress will be bracketed by Mercury in Libra' s Rx and direct conjunction to the North Node. Mercury rules Virgo, Venus rules Libra. The resonance is significant. I'll write about it tomorrow.
Here are the aspects Venus in Virgo will make:
- Oct 10th: square Saturn in Sag at 1 deg
- Oct 16th: opposite Neptune Rx in Pisces at 7 deg
- Oct 23rd: trine Pluto in Capricorn at 13 deg (Sun enters Scorpio - ruled by Pluto - on the same day...watch for intensified everything)
- Oct 25th: conjunct Jupiter at 15 deg
- Oct 27th: opposite Chiron Rx in Pisces and inconjunct Uranus Rx in Aries, at 17 deg
- Nov 2nd: conjunct Mars at 24 deg
- Nov 8th: Libra ingress