Venus enters Virgo on August 21st. Relationships, money, values and self-esteem are filtered through the lens of perfection and improvement. Venus in Virgo loves to fix and fixate on the details, and her conjunction with Mars (action) on August 24th can indicate a new beginning where you get what you want, based on your ability to focus and do the correct thing. Venus and Mars will make an awkward inconjunct Chiron Rx in Aries on the 25th, underlining the constant Virgo theme of “not quite good enough” - there will be flaws that can’t be fixed but this shouldn’t prevent you from going after what you want.
The Sun enters Virgo on August 23rd, and the season of purity, perfection and service begins. Virgo zeros in on what’s wrong, severs what doesn’t work and tries to upgrade everything. This is the time of year to get organized and get it right, while discarding what isn’t healthy for you.
Mercury in Leo trines Jupiter in Sag on August 21st, indicating optimistic, outgoing words and thoughts. But Mercury’s inconjuncts to Saturn Rx in Capricorn on the 21st and Neptune Rx in Pisces in the 22nd suggest that limits and illusions will have to be accounted for.
Venus into your sector of routine, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, activates favourable prospects in work or health. You’ll be motivated to do what’s best (regarding diet, exercise or self-improvement) or you’ll want to offer your best to someone else. But the inconjunct to Chiron Rx in your sign suggests positive developments can hi-light vulnerabilities- you won’t be able to completely fix an ongoing problem. Acknowledge the wound but don’t allow it to undermine an effective solution; you don’t have to get it perfect.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of self-expression can encourage you to look for more or speak out with optimism (in a creative or romantic matter) but be aware of official limits/rules plus hidden doubts or illusions. External realities and background fantasies will have to be accounted for so you don’t lose focus on the main opportunity.
The Sun into your sector of routine hi-lights practical efforts and getting organized. What you have to attend to (regarding others and yourself) will become a major focus.
Venus into your sector of self-expression, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, suggests getting what you want in the areas of new romance, creativity or children/pregnancy. This can be a celebratory influence as you attract through focused, careful actions. But hidden or acknowledged wounds can trigger a thread of doubt or fear - don’t ignore what’s happening in the background but don’t lose sight of positive developments.
Aspects to Mercury in your domestic sector promise bold plans for home and family, especially involving domestic finances. This is about thinking bigger and better, but you’ll also have to acknowledge a tendency to reach too far - legal rules/boundaries must be obeyed, despite the temptation to listen to what others are suggesting. Keep your plans optimistic but realistic.
The Sun into your sector of self-expression can boost your joy, celebration and the sense that you’re doing it right. Any work that you’ve put into a desired goal will be favourably hi-lighted.
Venus into your domestic sector, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, can activate favourable issues with family, a relocation, home business or a domestic partnership. What you do and what you want will come together and your domestic actions should be received favourably. Good for home improvements or addressing family problems. But keep an eye out for external influences (friends or the public) - social anxieties or the wounds of others may trigger some interference. Or, you may have to adjust domestic goals with social issues.
Aspects to Mercury in your communication sector suggest buoyant conversations with a partner involving big promises and shared ideals. However, background restrictions involving finances, intimacy or psychological issues will have to be be accounted for, as well as unrealistic future dreams.
The Sun into your domestic sector emphasizes the core details of home and family, especially matters that need to be improved.
Venus into your communication sector, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, suggests that words with actions can lead to something very good. Excellent for delivering your message with forceful charm, receiving good news or taking steps to put a plan into action. Attention to detail is key. However, you’ll find that awkward career issues involving success or ambition will have to be worked around: you may have to accommodate doubts or approach certain matters with sensitivity if this is a business conversation.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of personal resources can deliver hopeful news regarding finances or hook you into a lucrative work opportunity. But you’ll also be dealing with the rules/limits of a partner and misguided ideals about new opportunities. Stay focused on what you know is viable and try not to get distracted by “what if’s” or unproven hopes.
The Sun into your communication sector amplifies all exchanges of information with an emphasis on specifics, improvements and saying it right.
Venus into your sector of personal resources, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, favours a financial boost or increase in self-esteem and security. But the key will be taking detailed action aimed at exactly what you want. Meaning, you must have a specific game plan that involves an upgrade. Be aware that you’ll have to make adjustments with some difficult issues around travel, education, legal matters or publishing,
Aspects to Mercury in your sign can urge you to come out and say it with pride and pizazz - this influence will enable you to get your message across in a charming and convincing way, and everyone will hear it. But don’t forget to factor in rules/restrictions involving health, work or obligations (you may not be able to say absolutely everything that you want) and keep an eye on the tendency to spin some inaccurate stories. Fantasy and white lies can creep in, even though you have the best intentions.
The Sun into your sector of personal resources illuminates the specifics around earned money, your values and what’s best for you.
Venus into your sign, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, gifts you with attraction power plus the motivation to do something with it. This is your moment to act and get what you want, assuming you’ve worked out the specifics (of course you have). Excellent for starting a new and better lifestyle, relationship/approach to relationships or self-image. The inconjunct to Chiron in your sector of shared resources can trigger some hidden insecurities regarding shared finances or intimacy, and you will find that your efforts are not completely flawless. There will be some awkward moments and reasons to question certain financial issues. No situation is ever perfect but as long as you keep your eye on the details and proceed carefully, you should be ok.
Aspects to Mercury in your hidden sector can amplify a secret idea/goal or see you getting your hopes up about a domestic matter. Unspoken thoughts can be undermined by illusions that you’ve projected onto someone else, and by fears about your worthiness. As long as you’re prepared to honour real-world obligations and avoid getting caught up in another’s fantasies/weakness/addictions, you can move forward with this unspoken potential.
The Sun into your sign means this is your time of the year: the spotlight is on you, which also means your insecurities, worries and perceived flaws will be magnified. Now is the time to take stock of whether you’ve worked on making it better or whether you got caught up in the endless loop of fault-finding, criticism and not being ready to start because everything is not “just so”. The Venus/Mars conjunction in your sign says there is no time like the present to get started.
Venus into your hidden sector, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, can activate a secret attraction or desire. There’s a mix of unlimited potential and the urge to reach for something perfect, or something that inspires sacrifice. Use caution, because another’s wounds, or your painful issues with a relationship, will impact what’s happening. Consider if this potential will undermine or uplift you, and if you’re fully acknowledging the wounds that will be exposed. Your actions could be misguided or inspired - it’s a fine line, so tread carefully.
Aspects to Mercury in your social sector can open up encouraging communication with friends, groups or the public in general. Good for making an announcement or networking, but you’ll have to balance this with an area of confusion or weakness (in a work or health scenario) plus domestic obligations. Some of what you say will be defined by heavy responsibilities at home.
The Sun into your hidden sector illuminates all matters that are secret or undeveloped. Issues in your blindspot, or areas that need more time to manifest are the theme, as well as stepping back to concentrate on personal matters.
Venus into your social sector, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, indicates a very public and positive manifestation. A new attraction, social/business activity or new beginning involving your public image will depend on your precise actions. This is positive for the most part, but you will have to factor in difficulties in a work or health scenario. Certain issues will not turn out perfectly, and you may find yourself unprepared. Too, public attention can hi-light personal flaws, but that’s no reason to hold back. Just proceed carefully and leave room for mistakes.
Aspects to Mercury in your career sector suggest an encouraging conversation with management or lucrative information about a job/your professional image. Money and security matters can be boosted, but you’ll have to balance out this info with the temptation to get caught up in unrealistic dreams. Too, you could end up saying too much. There will be certain rules you must follow and some official guidelines you can’t ignore.
The Sun’s move into your social sector illuminates matters with friends, groups, your public image and your place in the collective. There can be a focus on exactly where you fit in or where you notice public flaws in yourself or others.
Venus into your career sector, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, emphasizes efforts to improve and attract with your future in mind. Ambitions can come to fruition via a professional relationship, new job or tweaks to your professional image. However, a success can also emphasize where you still feel less than (talented, attractive, capable). Acknowledge the insecurity but focus on what you can do.
Aspects to Mercury in your opportunities sector (including the trine to Jupiter in your sign) encourage you to have faith and explore in the areas of education, legal matters, travel, publishing or moving beyond your comfort zone. The more you consider new opportunities/knowledge, the more will come your way. However, know that an illness or area of weakness at home/with family, plus certain restrictions involving finances, will have to be integrated into what you’re learning/saying. This is about optimism with a shot of realism on the side.
The Sun into your career sector hi-lights future goals and current ambitions. Small changes and a general refinement of matters in this area will have a bigger impact than one, radical transformation. Take it step by step.
Venus into your opportunities sector, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, looks good for making it happen in the areas of travel, education, legal matters, long-distance romance or publishing. A distant want/love can be made real with your careful but faith-based actions. However, family issues or domestic troubles will have to be accounted for as they will be emphasized by the good things you attract.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of shared resources suggests good news or expansive (but private) discussions involving shared finances or intimacy. Watch for a background surge of optimism and confidence. However, the inconjunct to Saturn Rx in your sign will narrow your focus a bit as rules/obligations must be factored in. And, make sure you keep your eyes on what’s realistic and proven - there will be a slight temptation to get caught up in what if’s or dreams.
The Sun’s move into your opportunities sector hi-lights the step-by-step path to what’s new or distant. You can get there if you proceed carefully and take note of all the details. Faith is based on concrete examples of improvement.
Venus into your sector of shared resources, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, suggests a very positive development in the areas of loans, taxes, you partner’s finances, intimacy or psychological issues. Actions that are focused on digging deeper, getting real and targeting the precise (albeit uncomfortable) issue can uncover more resources, intimacy/passion or self-esteem. Conversations/information will hit some sore spots, and some of the details may remain “broken.” But this is part of the process of getting closer to someone, developing trust or finding your hidden strengths.
Aspects to Mercury in your partnership sector indicate buoyant conversations with another that open new social doors or boost your public image. Excellent for all relationships (public, private, romantic or platonic) but be aware that background limits (or an ongoing ending) will have to be factored in. And, don’t lose sight of the realities of your financial situation or self-esteem issues: consider the line between having faith and compromising your values.
The Sun’s move into your sector of shared resources illuminates what you cannot fully control. Some details can be adjusted and refined, but others will be there to test your ability to accept your limits.
Venus into your relationship sector, and the Venus/Mars conjunction, can indicate a passionate new partnership or positive moments in an existing relationship. Another’s actions will make you aware of how your love life can be improved, how your standards can be elevated or exactly what you want and don’t want. You can attract through your focus on what’s best/healthiest, but you’ll also be dealing with self-esteem issues. Know that a partner is not meant to boost your self-esteem (that’s up to you). In some cases, you’ll be dealing with the dynamics of attempting to “fix” another.
Aspects to Mercury in your sector of routine suggest good news about work/career as your solutions expand your future potential. Too, you can become aware of more work opportunities or ways to improve your situation. But the inconjunct to Neptune in your sign is a caution to keep your eye on what’s real as opposed to what’s hoped for or suspected. And, external rules or judgments will also have to be acknowledged.
The Sun’s move into your partnership sector emphasizes the details of your one-on-one relationships. Pay attention to what you usually overlook.