Sun in Virgo: Claim the Energy of the Harvest

Sun: Virgo

Per astrology, what can you expect when the Sun leaves Leo and moves into Virgo on August 23? Sun transits can be quite subtle – not necessarily because the energy isn’t strong, but because you’re so used to the Sun shifting signs that you may not be consciously aware that your own focus tends to shift with it.

When the Sun moves into Virgo – where it will stay until September 23 – it enters the domain of the maiden, Virgo’s symbol. In the Northern hemisphere, this period coincides with the harvest, a time when crops are cut down in their prime and transformed into our food. Symbolically, this alludes too much of the essence of Virgo as a zodiac sign – in astrology, Virgo energies can also be cutting, with criticism and a quest for perfection. The energy of Virgo can appear to stop us in our tracks, but this is only so transformation can happen.

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Your Sun in Virgo Horoscope


Sun in Virgo for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)

The Sun-Virgo transit brings you a great deal of good health and vitality, Aries, so this is an excellent time to try out new diets or exercise, or to take up a new sport. You’ll feel full of energy and you’ll have a very positive mindset too, so seize a challenge, Aries, and get to work on it. Tackle detailed jobs which Aries doesn’t normally have the patience for – or get to work on a project which needs sustained attention. Virgo energy has plenty of staying power, which is something Aries sometimes lacks.

Sun in Virgo for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)

Taurus tends to get stuck in a rut quite easily, but the Sun’s transit in Virgo can help to shift that feeling. Despite the fact that Virgo is thought of as a cautious sign, Sun in Virgo transits can encourage you to take a walk on the wild side and to explore a part of you which you normally keep hidden. The emphasis is on fun and new experiences. Harvest what you can, Taurus, by stepping out of your comfort zone. It’s important during this period that you keep an open mind.

Sun in Virgo for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)

The Sun in Virgo transit is about stability for Gemini – and with your normal flightiness, that’s quite a valuable commodity. This is a time to put down roots, if you haven’t already, and to explore what keeps you in one place which may be challenging for Gemini. Deepen your connections to your family members, to your location and to your community, Gemini. Your sense of identity is now bound up in where you are as much as who you are, so value that connection and cherish it.

Sun in Virgo for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)

The Sun in Virgo transit is a time for you to harvest your intellectual and mental gifts. Make it your mission to showcase your skills during this period, so you can reap the benefits of what you have learned over the past year. Careful understated leadership suits you, Cancer, so embrace the chance to shine if you get it. Communication of all kinds is very important during this transit, but make sure to be ultra-clear in what you say to get good results. Get it perfectly right, so it’s not used against you.

Sun in Virgo for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)

During the Sun in Virgo transit, the Sun’s considerable power shines from your values zone. This is illuminating in all senses and helps you to better understand what matters to you, and why. In terms of money, this can be a fortunate planetary transit, Leo, but it can also suggest financial difficulties – depending whether your personal growth would benefit more from abundance now, or from learning gratitude for what you already have. Don’t allow materialism to come before ethics.

Sun in Virgo for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 21 – September 22)

Treat your birthday as your own personal new year, re-setting goals, re-analysing your progress and congratulating yourself for how far you’ve come. With the Sun in your own sign, your Virgo talents are highlighted to their best advantage, so this is a good time to look for a new job or to start your own business. Have confidence in your abilities so step out of the shadows. It’s time to take credit for all that you do and let yourself be guided by your planetary ruler, Mercury who provides clarity and understanding.

Sun in Virgo for a Libra (Libra dates: September 23 – October 22)

The month or so before your birthday, from the standpoint of astrology and your horoscope, is the most reflective time of year for you, Libra, and rightly so. As you approach this Sun in Libra period, take time to tie up loose ends and finish long overdue projects. You’ll want to cut down on socializing a bit during this time – not always easy for Venus ruled Libra! – and you’d benefit from spending time in meditation. Listen to your dreams and your gut instincts and understand that you’re perfect just as you are. Libra, this is the time to quieten your critical inner voice.

Sun in Virgo for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio, you’re able to think coolly and rationally when the Sun transit is in Virgo, so this can be a very helpful period of your year, Scorpio. Use this time to draw up a strategic plan but avoid taking such drastic action that your previous progress is lost. It’s time to harvest, but without damaging the stores you already have. Virgo energy is terrific at helping you learn practical lessons and to adjust your goals and priorities to match what you’ve learned. Chart a fresh course and away you go!

Sun in Virgo for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)

Confidence in your career is a key marker of this period for you, Sagittarius. The Sun shines from this zone of your astrology chart, so you’ll feel that you’re making good progress and indeed there’s much to be admired in your achievements now which pleases your ruling planet, Jupiter. But watch out for an ego problem and a domineering attitude, Sagittarius. If you want to share your knowledge with others, don’t try to force it on them. Harvest a more respectful attitude, and a gentler approach.

Sun in Virgo for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)

The Sun transit in Virgo transit is spiritually tinged for you, Capricorn, it often brings more questions than answers. That’s a good thing! In fact, questioning could be the key word for this period. Keep asking, keep seeking, keep trying to uncover the truth, you will be guided by your planetary ruler, Saturn. If you’ve seen something illegal or immoral, Capricorn, this period brings you the courage to be a whistle-blower. This energy also encourages you to champion others, as Capricorn does so well, and to stand up for those who can’t help themselves.

Sun in Virgo for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)

When the Sun transit is in Virgo, Aquarius, it’s illuminating the most mysterious and potentially illicit part of your astrology chart. This is a time when secrets come to light – however much you might wish they wouldn’t – so keep your motives pure, Aquarius, and your actions purer for good results. High moral standards are important at this time, but it can be a time of great intimacy and passion in a love affair. The Sun’s energy can be intoxicating in this area of your astrology chart – come what may, Aquarius, you’ll make some memories this month.

Sun in Virgo for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)

When the Sun transits Virgo, your opposite sign, Pisces, your thoughts are firmly on your love life and any other personal relationships you have. You’re not normally an ego-driven zodiac sign, but even Pisces may experience a touch of arrogance now, which you’ll need to watch for. Mainly, however, the Sun’s warmth blesses and encourages healthy, happy interpersonal contacts, so it’s a lovely time for romance and for making new friends.