A Stellium of Grounding Virgo Planets for Creativity and Accomplishment

Published on August 20, 2019

Article by Cathy Coleman for Bodhi Tree


This week four planets shift from Leo to Virgo, from the enthusiastic, playful fixed fire of Leo to the practical, efficient, flexible earth of Virgo. Mars leads the way, arriving in Virgo tropically on Sunday, August 18th. Venus moves into Virgo on Wednesday, August 21st, and the Sun and the asteroid Juno arrive in Virgo on Friday, August 23rd. With Mars, Venus, the Sun, and Juno in close conjunction, the focus is on partnership, and on crafting better, more refined relationships. On August 29th Mercury moves into Virgo, and for over two weeks (August 29-September 13) this powerful five-planet Virgo party enables us to get a great deal of work done with creativity and efficiency. Pick a project or goal and engage this stellium of Virgo planets to help you accomplish more than you thought possible.

an active start to the week

Monday is an active day for getting a lot accomplished. As you tend to responsibilities, you are buoyed by a grand fire trine (Moon in Aries, Mercury in Leo, and Jupiter in Sagittarius). You can leap ahead with a spring in your step.

Planetary weather is mixed on Tuesday, with a challenging Moon-Pluto aspect early in the day followed by lunar trines to the Sun and Venus that smooth things out as the day progresses. The elemental balance is shifting this week as Mars, Venus, the Sun and Juno shift from fire to earth.

uplifting mid-week, with a focus on relationships 

On Wednesday, Venus shifts from fiery Leo to earthy Virgo, and the Moon shifts from fiery Aries to earthy Taurus. Mercury makes a benefic trine to Jupiter, lifting our spirits and inspiring our speech. Expect the unexpected with the Moon meeting up with Uranus. The Taurus Moon highlights all things sensual, and brings a delightful focus to relationships as the Moon trines Mars and Venus.

Thursday is a productive day, with the Moon aspecting Saturn and Pluto. Plan to get a lot accomplished before 2:23 p.m. PDT when the Moon goes void of course. Then relax into the ease and beauty of the Taurus Moon. Enjoy a delightful dinner that pleases your senses.

shift into grounding virgo

The Sun and the asteroid Juno move into mutable earth sign Virgo early Friday morning, ushering in the final month of summer and the beginning of the transition to fall. Virgo is a grounded, disciplined energy. For the next month it will be easier than usual to lean into a healthy diet and exercise regimen. The Moon is also in a mutable (flexible) sign, but it makes irritating squares to the Sun, Venus and Mars. It may be hard to stay focused, Allow your intuition to help gently guide your day.

Venus and Mars make an exact conjunction on Saturday. This is a creative alignment. Given that this conjunction is in Virgo, and the Moon is in curious Gemini, use the day’s energies for self-improvement and learning something new. The distractible qualities of Gemini are exaggerated on Saturday with a lunar opposition to Jupiter (a tendency to exaggerate) and a square to idealistic Neptune. The Gemini Moon want to converse. Make time for socializing and discovering something new through exploration or conversation.

Sunday will start slowly and it may be hard to get going with the Moon void of course until 2:05 p.m. PDT. Then the Moon eases into Cancer, and we are focused for the rest of the day on home and family. Sunday evening the Moon aligns beneficially with the Sun and Mars. Make a nourishing dinner and get your house in order in preparation for the week ahead.

the week in short

Monday: Hard work day buoyed by a grand earth trine, making it easy to lean in.

Tuesday: Mixed energy day. Challenges early in the day, and benefic energies smoothing things out later in the day.

Wednesday: Uplifting, inspiring day. Venus moves into Virgo, focusing our energy on practical matters. Expect something surprising.

Thursday: Productive day to get a lot accomplished.

Friday: Sun into Virgo. Allow vision and intuition to guide your day.

Saturday: Creativity and idealism abound in this friendly, conversive day. Allow yourself to discover or learn something new.

Sunday: Slow start to Sunday and easy late day. Prepare a nourishing dinner and get ready for the week ahead.

Published on: August 20, 2019

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