Per astrology, what can you expect when the Sun leaves Leo and moves into Virgo on August 22? 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 22 – 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.
When the Sun transits Virgo, we each undergo our own mini harvest, whether you're an Aquarius, Pisces, Libra, Scorpio or any of the other signs of the zodiac. That which has been serving us well is celebrated and maintained, even if it has to change form in order to enhance our wellbeing. That which hasn’t been serving us is mercilessly criticized and abandoned.
During the Sun-Virgo transit, we’re in touch with Earth energy, so we’re grounded, sensible, practical and dutiful. However, Virgo is also a Mutable zodiac sign, able to blend planetary and other energies and to adapt to shifting sands. Communication improves and becomes more self-confident, we can zero-in on detail and we can find careful, meticulous solutions to long-standing problems as well as short-term ones.
As a zodiac sign, Virgo is associated with health and wellbeing, and the Sun-Virgo transit can be a great time to kick bad habits and to start healthful new ones. This Sun transit also favors writers and poets, gardeners and alternative therapists. Those who work behind the scenes, often for very little thanks, may enjoy the Sun in Virgo transit, as will anyone who is trying to improve themselves and their life.
What Does the Sun in Virgo Transit Mean for Each Zodiac Sign?
Each Sun sign in the zodiac will experience the Sun in Virgo transit slightly differently. If you pay attention to your horoscope, over the course of several years, you’ll probably notice how your astrological focus and attention tends to shift very gradually through the year – that’s the influence of solar transits.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) During Sun in Virgo
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.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) During Sun in Virgo
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.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Sun in Virgo
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.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Sun in Virgo
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.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) During Sun in Virgo
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.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) During Sun in Virgo
Treat your birthday as your own personal new year, re-setting goals, re-analyzing 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.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) During Sun in Virgo
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.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Sun in Virgo
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!
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During Sun in Virgo
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.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) During Sun in Virgo
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.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17) During Sun in Virgo
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.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) During Sun in Virgo
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.
*Note: The exact date and time the Sun enters Virgo will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before the Sun entered Virgo in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which was August 22, 2020 @ 11:45 AM.