Today the Sun shifts into earthy Virgo and we move one step closer to the Autumnal Equinox in the northern latitudes. Virgo is happiest working quietly to make our daily lives run more smoothly and efficiently. And since Mercury is currently retrograde in Virgo, we can use the Virgo Sun’s assistance with returning order to our daily lives after a very dramatic Leo Season which included two eclipses!
There is still plenty of fire and air in the sky but for the most part having the Sun in earthy Virgo helps keep the elements in balance. Mercury moves back into Leo on August 31 before stationing direct on September 5 but having Mars shifting into Virgo the same day maintains the close elemental balance. My Libra self always enjoys these periods when the elements are reasonably well balanced, allowing us access to air’s intellectual curiosity, fire’s boldness, earth’s practicality and water’s intuitiveness.
Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.
Image: Virgo © Stephanie Pui-Mun Law