The Sun entered superstar Leo today, while Venus (love, money, values) entered humble Virgo.
It's a contrasting mix of energies. Leo is about being adored and basking in the spotlight. Virgo doubts whether it's good enough. Leo demands service, Virgo serves. But there's something both of these signs share, and that's a dedication to the best. Leo expects the best, Virgo is driven to provide the best.
As these energies are activated in your chart, know that the transiting Sun is a general influence. As it moves through the house in your chart (with Leo in it) it will emphasize that area of your life, in the context of you getting/wanting what you deserve. As Venus moves through the Virgo house in your chart, the themes of love, money, self-esteem and attraction will be activated in the context of working to get something (or someone) very specific. This could manifest in different ways. Perhaps you'll be encouraged to improve (yourself, your situation) or maybe you'll find something lacking in one of those Venus areas. In some way, the phrase "not good enough" will become important.
Virgo comes after Leo, so the two houses in your chart (that are being newly activated) sit beside each other. Whatever the Sun in Leo is pushing you to take notice of, Venus in Virgo will ask that you examine the details. You want X? You'll have to do the work. You'll have to pinpoint exactly how you can raise your energy to that Leo level. Conversely, you may attract something (or someone) that activates your awareness of the gap between pride (Leo) and inadequacy (Virgo) in your life.
That's the transition between Leo and Virgo. Up there to down here. There is a way to bridge that gap, and it involves a delicate mix of being aware of what makes you special, then doing the work to back it up.
Note that Venus in Virgo will hit Neptune (at 4 degrees Pisces) with a vague opposition from July 22nd to July 26th. Neptune/Pisces is about dreams, faith and transcendence, Virgo is about reality and doubt. The Sun in Leo will also be forming a pride-puncturing square to Saturn (at 5 degrees Scorpio) from July 22nd to July 27th. Saturn will present limits, but it will also present reasons to prove yourself.
These few days will be testing, and the influences can go one of three ways (your choice):
- Lose focus and give up because the whole thing is futile and just too difficult
- Sacrifice/martyr yourself because that's the best you have to offer
- Take a leap of faith, go for X because you're totally worth it, and resolve to try harder (even if you can't have what you initially desired, you can resolve to keep improving that area of your life anyway).
You'll feel the opposition to Neptune/square to Saturn if you have planets from 0-5 degrees Virgo, or 0-6 degrees Leo.