Venus is in Virgo from September 19 – October 13, 2017

If Venus in Leo is all about the bling, the Virgin sets the record straight. Virgo is, foremost, a realist, hardly diving into love affairs without considering how her potential paramour fits into the rest of her life. She is the busy bee, the worker bee who tirelessly gathers pollen for the Queen, not for herself, but because it connects to the endless stream of Divinity, where she belongs. She’s simply doing her part.

No other sign can see her place in the plan so clearly. If her lover does not support her animal rescue volunteer hours on Saturday, working late at the office or time spent introspecting in solitary reflection her blessed priorities – how can he ever understand her? It’s a question of practicality, one essential to this Venus who thrives on the myriad ways she can play conduit to the infinite.

Unlike Leo’s need for largesse, she is one small grain of sand in the ocean and this role suits her. She doesn’t need praise or applause. A kernel of recognition will do now and then. She’s searching for herself in the eyes of Divinity, no less, and surely finds herself there. Divinity notoriously communicates in small, minuscule and unseen ways and Virgo is well versed in the infinitesimal. She wears humility so well – because there’s no better portal for Divinity to enter through than humility.

She’s a sexy beast, too. Oh, can you say contradiction? Behind that prim, proper presentable attire is a wildcat, a tempest of feminine energy who saves herself for her one and only. Her one and only is the spirit-made-flesh variety, aka her divine lover. She is the woman who throughout her-story practiced sacred prostitution as a service to mankind uh, before the time man began viewing women’s sexuality as tempting and evil (for more on this subject see Demetra George’s book Mysteries of the Dark Moon). This feminine sign of Virgo ignites some of the hottest embers. Try Mick Jagger, Catherine Deneuve, Gwen Stefani, Julia Roberts, Melanie Griffith, Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Mae West and John Lennon. Pure and chaste, she’s no tease; she’s saving herself for her one and only. In courtship, Venus in Virgo first exhibits that Virginal impenetrable reserve…and ultimate surrender.

During Venus in Virgo times we notice our particular aversions and preferences in earthy, practical ways.  The Beautiful People, The Uglier the Better noted that in the age of tabloid information, we’re fascinated with capturing celebs in moments, in sweats, with pot bellies, looking generally unkempt – an astute Venus in Virgo observation. Virgo dislikes messy, smelly and crass. Cleanliness is goddess-liness for Venus in Virgo. We’re attracted to purity, elegance, glamour and the beauty of crisp, clean white. She’s the harlot and the saint – a true woman’s woman.

Venus in Virgo always helps a sister out, and if there’s a choice she’ll sacrifice her personal needs first. Maybe she’s a saint, but even Mother Teresa deserves appreciation. How? Notice the details. What may be superfluous information for others never goes unnoticed for her: How she spends her day to day, the new project she’s picked up, re-telling a conversation with a friend. Venus shares, and this Venus needs to share the mundane, ordinary hours of her day with someone who is genuinely interested in her well-being. Every Venus wants you to notice her new hairstyle, but Venus in Virgo needs you to notice the deeper message of the hairstyle – it speaks volumes about what she’s growing toward and moving away from.

Oh, and by the way, she analyzes and analyzes her relationships. Expect it. Love is in the details and by gosh she will find them, hence her reputation for being myopic or nit-picky in relationship. For Venus in Virgo, love is…careful attention.