Virgo Season 2022: in Service to Life

On August 22, 11:16 PM ET, the Sun leaves Leo, and Virgo season 2022 begins. This time of the year invites us to be in service to Life and teaches us lessons around discernment, healing, and self-improvement. 

In Astrology, the Sun has to do with our conscious awareness, and when the Sun transits through a sign, the spotlight goes there. Virgo season reminds us of the impact of our daily choices, and of the importance of aligning with routines and habits that support our health and wellbeing. The Sun remains in the sign of the Maiden until September 22.

 

From Leo to Virgo: a Key Transition

 

The Sun enters Virgo while in the Northern Hemisphere we approach the end of Summer and the season of harvest. Virgo season is the moment to reap the results of the work we have been doing, discern what is useful and what is not, separate the wheat from the chaff, and prepare ourselves for the months ahead. At this time of the year, many of us come back to school or to work after the holidays, and melancholic feelings tend to be present. We may have to reprioritize, make practical choices that support functionality, and direct our focus toward daily organization and mundane matters.

Virgo is considered to be a sign of transition, as it represents the bridge between a phase of evolution that is mostly subjective and focused on the self (from Aries to Leo) and a phase of evolution that involves the integration of the self into social contexts and the human collective (from Libra to Pisces). 

In the Zodiac Wheel, Virgo comes after Leo. Through Leo, we become fully aware of our identity as separate beings, we celebrate life, focus on what gives us joy, and express our creative potential. Through Virgo instead, we become conscious of what can be optimized and perfected. This archetype represents the moment in which we gain awareness of our flaws, of our imperfections, and of all the details that can be improved: as a result, we experience insecurity.

 

The Virgo Archetype & the Process of Learning to Serve Life

 

The insecurity correlated with the archetype of Virgo is associated with feelings of crisis that force us to direct our focus inwardly, engage in self-analysis, and deepen our humility. Through Virgo, we become aware of the importance of adopting an attitude of ongoing self-improvement. We develop a conscious relationship with our physical body and our health, and we gain awareness of what we have to do on a daily basis to preserve our health, wellbeing, and functionality. 

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As an Earth sign, Virgo has inherently a strong connection to Nature, to the wisdom of the body, and to the awareness of the link between the mental, the emotional, and the physical. In particular, Virgo correlates to health and healing, to the awareness of how all parts are connected to the whole, and to the knowledge of how to prevent imbalances, or bring balance back after imbalance has occurred, through changes in lifestyle and holistic remedies. 

Virgo is connected to service, and to the process of becoming an instrument of Life. A distorted understanding of this sign is linked to associating the concept of service with self-sacrificial service to others, often to the detriment of personal needs and desires. Virgo invites us to commit to being of service to the energy that is asking to be expressed through us. Service to others comes as a result of being in service to Life, it doesn’t require self-abandonment, it is grounded in the ability to discern when to help and when not to help, and is rooted in the awareness that we can’t give from an empty cup.

 

Virgo Season 2022: New Moon in Virgo & Full Moon in Pisces

 

During Virgo season 2022, we are going to experience a New Moon in Virgo, coming up on August 27, and a Full Moon in Pisces, on September 10. 

The Virgo New Moon takes place while the Sun and the Moon square Mars in Gemini. This lunation is a favorable time to align with new habits and routines, begin new projects, and set the intention to take care of our health and our body more consciously. The square to Mars indicates a degree of impulsivity and reactivity, an urge to make changes, likely to offer us chances to deepen our awareness of how we deal with frustration and anger.

The Full Moon in Pisces will be conjunct Neptune, and the luminaries will form a T-square aspect with Mars in Gemini, once again activated. The Mutable signs will be in the spotlight for the entirety of Virgo season, suggesting high chances of experiencing a need for change, novelty, and variety. The activation of the Virgo-Pisces polarity will invite us to reflect on what we are in service to, and bring our attention to the balance between surrender and discipline, flow and organization, planning and improvisation.

 

Sun trine Uranus, Sun opposite Neptune, & Sun trine Pluto

 

Throughout the upcoming Virgo season, the Sun aligns with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The Sun-Uranus trine, exact on September 11, will be already active during the Full Moon in Pisces, inspiring innovative and out-of-the-box problem-solving, fueling our creativity, and increasing our courage to be ourselves, to be weird, to experiment, and to express ourselves authentically.

On September 16, the Sun opposes Neptune in Pisces. This may be a time to let go of an existing identity or way of perceiving ourselves and allow our attachment to a purpose that isn’t true any longer to dissolve. Sun-Neptune aspects can correspond to feelings of lethargy and lack of motivation. These are an invitation to reflect on whether we are investing our energy and life force into something that isn’t true any longer, depleting and draining ourselves because we fear fully letting go and trusting what Life has in store for us. 

On September 19, the Sun in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn, facilitating processes of personal and creative transformation, inspiring us to reinvent ourselves and believe in the power of our expression. This harmonic alignment supports our energy levels and our desire to build and create something tangible and of value with our life force.

 

Virgo season 2022: Deeper Self-Understanding

 

During Virgo season 2022, the activation of Mars, particularly around the time of the New Moon in Virgo, will enhance the urge to make changes and get out of stagnation. However, reacting on impulse is not likely to be the best choice. Later, after the Full Moon in Pisces takes place and the Sun perfects its opposition to Neptune, there may still be some confusion relative to the direction we want to move forward, and we may feel a need to reevaluate the decisions we have made.

At this time of the year, we have a chance to notice what doesn’t work optimally, establish adjustments, and find practical solutions that help us improve our inner and outer realities. Some existential dissatisfaction may come to light, inspiring us to engage in self-analysis to understand what we need to change, both inwardly and outwardly, so that we can feel fulfilled and satisfied with ourselves and our lives. 

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Virgo Season 2021: Discernment and Self-Improvement

On August 22, 5:35 PM ET, the Sun leaves Leo and enters Virgo. Virgo season 2021 begins just a few hours after a Blue Full Moon in Aquarius and will last until the Equinox of September 22. This shift brings us down to earth and shifts our focus on practicality, discernment, and self-improvement.

The Sun represents our creative energy, our sense of purpose, and the light of our awareness. Every time the Sun changes signs, the spotlight goes to different themes: we are encouraged to explore creativity and express ourselves in new ways. When the Sun shines through the lens of Virgo, the focus is on creative practicality, refinement of details, and improvement of technical skills, which allows us to achieve better performance and, consequently, offer a better service.

 

From Leo to Virgo: Humility and Self-Analysis

 

The Sun is at home in Leo: during Leo season, we are reminded to be the center of our own universe, take up space, and shine bright, without holding ourselves back. While the Sun in Leo promotes unapologetic self-expression and encourages us to have fun and be playful, the Sun in Virgo introduces an element of conscious self-analysis, which naturally restricts the spontaneity of the creative impulse.

Through Virgo, experiences of crises and the awareness of what doesn’t work optimally lead to a deep self-analysis, which, in turn, promotes self-improvement and self-understanding. Humility is a result of the process: it is rooted in the awareness of all that we don’t know or master yet and in the willingness to improve. During Virgo season, we learn that everything can be refined, and we are willing to make an effort to do so. As a result, the transit of the Sun through Virgo allows us to reach a new level of self-knowledge and a better mastery of technical and creative skills.

 

Virgo season 2021: Lunations and Transits

 

During Virgo season 2021, we will witness a New Moon in Virgo and a Full Moon in Pisces. Both lunations will be in aspect to Neptune in Pisces: they are likely to bring our focus on health matters and holistic wellbeing and invite us to find balance between passive flow and active effort.

Virgo Season 2021

The New Moon in Virgo takes place on September 6 or 7, according to our timezone. Sun and Moon will be widely opposite Neptune and exactly trine Uranus. During these days we are likely to feel more sensitive than usual, both physically and emotionally. It may be hard to see reality clearly, as the influence of Neptune blurs our perception and makes our boundaries more porous: Virgo’s call for discrimination and discernment may be hard to hear. The influence of Uranus in Taurus will inspire us to think outside the box and to implement tangible changes to improve our reality during the upcoming lunar cycle.

The Full Moon in Pisces takes place on September 20 or 21. The Moon will be in wide conjunction with Neptune and opposing Mars in the first degrees of Libra. The feeling of clarity that usually comes with Full Moons may not be experienced yet, due to the influence of Neptune. Feelings of fogginess and misunderstandings are possible. Mars’ presence highlights the possibility of impulsive reactions to triggers, while the Moon-Neptune conjunction may complicate the development of an objective and detached perspective of our feelings and emotions. Again, we will notice a stronger psychic sensitivity, empathy, and energetic openness. During this time, we need to discern carefully what we are open to.

 

Sun squaring the Lunar Nodes & Sun trine Uranus

 

On August 29, the Sun in Virgo will square the Lunar Nodes in Gemini and Sagittarius. When planets square the Nodes of the Moon, they point to unresolved karmic dynamics that we need to work on. Gemini, Sagittarius, and Virgo all have something to do with knowledge and learning. In particular, Virgo is about discriminating between the information we take in and the information we leave out and discerning between the sources we trust and those we don’t.

This alignment suggests that confusion around what is true, a sense of not knowing what to believe in, and a feeling of not having all the information we need may hold us back from full expression, possibly generating tension and stress both on a physical and on a mental level. When the Sun squares the Nodes, it is an invitation to reclaim our right to be fully expressed, to be seen, to shine, to be ourselves and honor our inner spark.

On September 7, simultaneously with the New Moon in Virgo, the Sun trines retrograde Uranus in Taurus. Their supportive aspect may help us solve the tension created during the previous days by the Nodal square. This alignment stimulates innovation, creativity, and originality. It will not only encourage us to be eccentric and weird but it will also support our efforts to create something tangible out of the ideas and inspiration we receive.

 

Sun opposite Neptune & Sun trine Pluto

 

The Sun in Virgo opposes Neptune on September 14, an aspect that may reflect a feeling of identity crisis and dissolution of an old sense of self. We may have difficulty seeing ourselves and our purpose clearly, and notice some lethargy, a lack of vitality, and less physical energy. Simultaneously, we have a chance to experience an increase of creativity and inspiration if we allow ourselves to follow the ebbs and flows of our energy levels while taking care of our wellbeing and making conscious health choices.

On September 16, the Sun trines Pluto in Capricorn, giving us a boost of motivation, vitality, and energy. The Sun-Pluto alignment promotes deep self-investigation and increased awareness of the psychology behind everything, which facilitates change and transformation as well as a thorough analysis of reality. This trine promotes the application of our insights in tangible ways and increases the chances of support coming our way from powerful others, authority figures, and institutions.

 

Virgo Season 2021: the Importance of Discernment

 

Virgo season is a call for minimalism that invites us to reduce distractions, pay more attention to the information we take in and to what we consume. The transit of the Sun through Virgo will inspire us to discern more carefully how we invest our time, energy, and attention, to achieve better health, functionality, use of resources, and efficiency. This season will encourage us to explore how we can optimize our health and wellness holistically, introduce better daily habits, and make choices that support our wellbeing.

The activation of Neptune, transiting in retrograde motion in the opposite sign of Pisces, highlights the possibility of excessive idealism, escapism, projections, wanting to be needed, saved, or to save others. At the same time, Neptune’s influence has the potential to enhance our connection with spirituality, our capacity to empathize with others, our ability to perceive and attune with subtle frequencies, and our willingness to be of service.

The journey of the Sun through Virgo highlights the importance of discernment and of the process of purification from influences and habits that aren’t healthy, supportive, or nourishing. Virgo season inspires us to introduce practical adjustments in our daily lives that enhance our experience of reality. We are now being encouraged to detach from whatever doesn’t serve the flow of our creative energy and to refine its expression. During the upcoming weeks, we have chances to become aware of what doesn’t work optimally in our lives and take responsibility to improve it. 

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Virgo Season 2020: Self Improvement and Healing

Virgo season 2020 is starting: self improvement and healing will be the main themes. The Sun enters earthy Virgo on August 22, at 11:45 AM EST and the cosmic energy is going to ground significantly.

The shift is palpable: after the expansiveness of Leo season, we are likely to feel the need to introspect, reflect, and spend more time alone. As Virgo season begins, we will naturally shift our focus from the external world to our inner state: this will be particularly evident after Mars turns retrograde, on September 9.

During its transit through the sign of the Virgin, the Sun is going to form harmonic trines with Uranus in Taurus, Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. All these planets in Earth signs are inviting us to build solid foundations for our future, to improve our daily routine and organization, and to concretely take care of ourselves.

During Virgo season, many of us may feel the need to write long to-do lists and implement practical actions to improve our health, diet, well-being, and work-life balance. Our ability to focus is likely to skyrocket if we use this energy wisely: we have the chance to make significant progress in our work, in our personal lives, and in our healing journey.

 

Virgo: Ongoing Self-Improvement

 

Virgo can be considered a transitional archetype: it represents the shift from a phase of evolution focused mainly on the self (from Aries to Leo) and the inclusion of other people in the picture (from Libra until Pisces).

For this reason, this sign has been traditionally associated with service to others: we learn to relate with people from a position of equality only through Libra. Learning to be humble and to serve is part of the function of Virgo, but it is not everything we are supposed to learn through this archetype. Its real purpose can be easily distorted if we see Virgo only through this lens.

The deepest mission of Virgo is committing to a process of ongoing self-improvement. Through Virgo, we strive to constantly get better, to develop the qualities and the skills we need to be able to relate as equals to those we look up to.

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Virgo allows us to cultivate a devotional attitude towards discipline, to take full responsibility for what we take on, and to become the best version of ourselves, with the awareness that we are a constant work in progress too, that the work is never really over.

 

Sun in Virgo: Health and Healing

 

Virgo has a strong correlation with our physical body, in particular with our digestive system and with our diet: it is the sign related to health, healing, well-being, and wellness.

During Virgo season, we may notice we are developing hypersensitivity to our environment, or to what we eat: if we don’t honor our sensitivity, our necessity to rest and wind out, our need to eat healthily, to live in a quiet and neat space, we may be prone to all kinds of issues related to stress and overworking.

Virgo season represents an invitation to be careful about what we consume, not only in terms of food but also on a more subtle level: the information we take in, the people and the energies we surround ourselves with.

This is a great time to cleanse and purify our physical and energy bodies, taking a break from sugar and processed foods, from superficial social interactions or social media. Virgo season is also the best moment of the year to introduce healthier daily habits, to change our habitual diet, or to start practicing regular physical activity.

 

Mercury in Virgo: Practicality and Attention to Details

 

On August 19, at 9:30 PM EST Mercury entered Virgo, one of the signs it naturally rules. It will be traveling there until September 5, when the planet of logic and critical thinking enters Libra.

Virgo is related to the Yin side of Mercury: its functions are self-analysis, critical thinking, and the  organization of the information we possess. On the contrary, Gemini correlates to the Yang side of Mercury, correlated to communication, sharing the information we have, as well as accumulating and memorizing new data.

Mercury in Virgo is very down to earth, loves to focus only on what is essential, useful, and practical. This transit allows us to get rid of all redundant, superficial, or repetitive information that doesn’t have a concrete function or purpose.

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During this transit, our intellectual abilities are highly supported: our mind is likely to be extremely active, sharp, and faster than usual. These are great weeks to reorganize our schedule, work on new projects, organize and plan, and improve our time management skills.

Mercury in Virgo enjoys accumulating knowledge that has practical applications, that has the potential of making everyone’s life easier. During the upcoming weeks, we can expect a quickening in all our thought processes, increased attention for details, a general tendency to be more analytical, and sometimes even more critical.

 

Mercury in Virgo: Don’t Overthink it

 

Overthinking might be a common issue during this transit: Mercury in Virgo is constantly analyzing everything, taking care of all details, taking notes, making lists, looking for what to upgrade: it is never completely satisfied with the way things are. People with Mercury in Virgo are highly attuned to details, their minds naturally notice what can be implemented and made better.

Mercury is forming a supportive trine to Uranus in Taurus on August 25: this aspect is likely to facilitate sudden insights that allow us to solve a problem easily and quickly, or innovative ideas coming out of the blue, that can represent the very beginning of a new and exciting project.

During the transit of Mercury through Virgo, we may develop the tendency to give unsolicited advice or be too honest and straightforward when we share our opinion with others: not everyone appreciates that.

Being too logical and rational is also something to watch out for. It can become a problem when we refuse to open up to different perspectives or we don’t listen to other people’s opinions because we automatically think that we always know best.

 

Virgo Season 2020: Letting go of Guilt and Self-Criticism

 

Self-sacrificing to the point of masochism, neglecting our own needs and desires, feeling guilty when we put ourselves first, or when we don’t help others in some way are huge shadows of Virgo. They represent distortions of the real mission of this sign we have to be aware of and try to keep in check during the upcoming weeks.

These attitudes can be exacerbated to the point of regularly doing too much for other people and too little for ourselves. Through Virgo archetype, we learn that sometimes helping others can have the opposite effect, as it may prevent them from helping themselves and learning their lessons.

Because of their need and desire for continuous self-improvement, Virgos are famous for being quite critical towards themselves and others. During Virgo season, we may lose contact with the awareness of the perfection of the present moment, with the unconditional acceptance of ourselves and of the way things are now, a theme related to the opposite sign, Pisces.

We are going to feel the conflict between these contrasting forces as Mercury and the Sun in Virgo are going to oppose Neptune in Pisces on August 30 and September 11, shortly before and after the Full Moon in Pisces coming up on September 2.

The invitation of the upcoming Virgo season is to consciously work towards letting go of any residual guilt and self-criticism, acknowledging both the work that we have done and the work that’s left to do.

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