Mercury enters Virgo on August 7th, bringing this planet to full strength in the sign that it rules.
"Full strength" in Virgo means fine-tooth-comb analysis, precise wording, solutions, diagnoses and facts. While this energy can be tremendously nit-picky, it's also a chance to translate distant/confusing concepts into information that everyone can understand. Virgo is concerned with being useful. Something that no one can understand is not going to be of much use.
This transit is for you, if you're looking for the core concept. Mercury in Virgo drills down to the essential truth.
Virgo in your chart is where you serve others, where you perfect/improve, or where you encounter humbling experiences. A few hours before Mercury's Virgo ingress, it will conjunct Jupiter at 29 degrees Leo. This suggests a big promise, showy statement, or optimistic plan. Mercury will be flush with possibility, but will come down to earth in Virgo as it sifts through the Jupiter in Leo sparkles. August 7th can be prime time to examine the essence of something hopeful; you may find what you need to make it work, or you may find that it's nothing more than a hollow glitter ball.
Jupiter will enter Virgo on August 11th, pumping up all existing possibilities. For some, this can manifest as increased anxiety, or a magnification of errors. For others, a chance to make the most of a potential. The best way to handle Virgo bugbears and/or opportunities is to prepare; do the research, make a list, have a plan, draw up a spreadsheet. This is what Mercury in Virgo excels at. The smallest things will become pivotal issues, and Mercury can help you make sense of them in advance. BTW, I'm not talking about predicting the future...Jupiter only enhances what already exists.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Virgo will make:
- August 12th: opposite Neptune Rx at 8 deg Pisces
- August 15th: trine Pluto Rx at 13 deg Capricorn
- August 20th: opposite Chiron Rx at 20 deg Pisces, inconjunct Uranus Rx at 20 deg Aries
- August 26th: sextile Saturn at 28 deg Scorpio
- August 27th: Libra ingress