Astrology: Sun in Earthy, Hard Working Virgo! August 23, 2011
The Virgo Sun spreads its influence on Tuesday 8/23 regardless of whether it’s your Astrological sign or not. We will all be a little more grounded, practical, efficient and responsible. This Mercury ruled Earth sign (of health, hard work and service) also lets us know that it really is all about the details, details, details. Make plans and aim for better diet and fitness. If you want to work better or want better work, put together the little building blocks needed to create something substantial. We all deserve that and while the Sun heats up this 6th sign of the Zodiac, now is the perfect time to get it done (whatever “it” is).
However, being enraptured with details, or what some may call “sweating the small stuff”, can also lead to being overly critical and picky, not “seeing the forest for the trees” and that saying about paralyzing analysis… Friends, family and co workers eventually resent correction, the pointing out of faults, no matter how “helpful”, how good the intention. Giving assistance doesn’t have to mean getting on everyone’s nerves.
Do those lovely Virgo things instead – be clever, be useful, organize, make a difference, be a contribution.
BTW: Sun moves into Virgo on Tuesday at 7:21 AM Eastern / 4:21 AM Pacific. (The Sun remains in Virgo until 9/23/11.)
FYI: Virgo’s planet ruler Mercury went Retrograde on 8/2/11, moving backward into Leo on 8/8. It continues the reversal until movement finally stops on 8/26 (still in Fire sign Leo). Mercury then goes Direct, forward, but it will not reach Virgo again until 9/9. When the communication planet is in one of the signs it rules, Gemini is the other, their traits are pronounced.