The Sun moves into Virgo today at 16:45 UT (11:45 EDT). Known as The Virgin, Virgo is associated with the goddesses Isis, Demeter/Ceres, Astraea, and Eve, icons of purity, innocence and virtue. People often stereotype Virgo as fussy, finicky and perhaps a touch neurotic, but this is an unfair categorization. Virgo is earthy, strong and committed to doing the right thing the right way, carefully, fairly and with precision. Service and consideration are paramount to the Virgo natives, and these folks can be trusted to make decisions based on facts and principles. Lodged between Leo, the sign of individuality, optimism and ego, and Libra, the sign of justice, relationship and diplomacy, Virgo is informed and capable of discerning how to offer their society an example of how to be of best service to one another, for the betterment of all, based on knowledge of how self needs to bend to other in order for both peace and pride to be honored and maintained.
Virgo is currently undergoing some seriously empowering mojo renovation. In trine to the power stellium of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, and inspired to positive transformation by Uranus in Taurus, Virgo can feel confident in taking the lead as we all wade through these deep waters of confusion and social change. That being said, this year Virgo needs to watch out for over-blown emotional responses, taking an aggressive holier-than-thou attitude when dealing with those less informed, and allowing oneself to descend into potentially unhealthy over-indulgence rooted in stress reactions. Inspiration, romanticism and the capacity for enjoyment are high, but reason and intellect must be honored. Remember the other guy, and things should be smooth sailing.
Famous Virgo personalities: Queen Elizabeth I, Michael Jackson, Mother Teresa, Maria Montessori, Kobe Bryant, Freddie Mercury, Beyonce Knowles, Amy Winehouse, Lance Armstrong,Whitey Bulger, Leo Tolstoy, Aaron Paul, Faith Hill, Greta Garbo, Keanu Reeves