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Friday, August 7, 2015

Leo into Virgo: shifting sands-Jupiter changes signs

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. Remember this soap opera theme? I was trying to figure out what to call this blog last night and this is what came to mind.

We have had a majority of planets in Leo which has coincided with the rise of Donald Trump, and his Leo- like style of doing things big and making a big splash.

By the way, on August 6, the date of the first Republican debate retrograde Venus was conjunct his  (Trump's) Mars in Leo and this shows conflict with women.

Many women were turned off by his words about Rosie O'donnell when he was asked by moderator Megyn Kelly , "One of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and don’t use a politican’s filter,” Kelley said. “However that is not without its downsides, in particular, when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”
Trump interrupted: “Only Rosie O’Donnell.”
No it wasn’t,” Kelley replied.

Mercury leaves Leo for Virgo Friday, August 8, and Jupiter leaves Leo for Virgo August 11.

The represents a big shift in planetary energies. As Mercury moves into Virgo speech and communication will become more critical and discerning.

Rather than focusing on Leo like things and situations (youth, play, ego, entertainment) the energies will start to shift toward more solid thoughts and actual work to accomplish our ideas.

But Leo isn't completely done yet, this is only the start.

Mars moves into Leo August 8, where it will remain until September 25, so actions will still be dramatic and overly done. Venus is retrograde in Leo and will remain in this sign until October 8. At this point Venus, Mars and Jupiter will all be in Virgo this will give us a stellium of planets in this earth sign.

We also have a New Moon in Leo August 14.

By October Leo will have run its course and there will be a focus on more down to earth  way of approaching things.

Those who have looked to the upcoming Presidential election as entertainment will likely shift their energies to a more practical approach and will look for a candidate who can give them that, and this will be Donald Trump's challenge.

Virgo is a far cry from Leo,  and Jupiter in Virgo is a huge planetary shift. Jupiter is where our luck lies and in Virgo our luck will lie through actual work, problem solving, and getting the job done. Virgo is the natural ruler of the sixth house of work and health. Gains can be made here, and on some level the job market could benefit.

Astrologer Molly Hall wrote, "Most of all, you seek a daily rhythm of small acts that add up to a worthy life.  You value sincerity, order, natural living, integrity, purity and precision.

Jupiter shows your path of natural growth, and Virgo is a sign of wholeness and service.

That desire to serve is the instinct not to be a servant, but to contribute your skills to the greater whole.  

This trait makes you humble, since you see how everyone has a role to play.  Virgo follows the noble generosity of Leo and here seeks to apply it, in practical ways.
You shine at fine tuning, but also are often gifted at seeing how pieces fit together. 

 You can have mechanical skill, and be fascinated by how things work.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury (traditional) and Chiron (modern), making paths to growth ones in the literary or healing professions.  In any field, Jupiter Virgo strives to do what makes sense, and be effective.  You might have a penchant for writing goals down, and keeping a meticulous record of your progress."

If your Jupiter is in Virgo you have a Jupiter return coming up. Jupiter returns to its natal placement only once every 12 years, and sometimes this can coincide with a lucky period in some way if other things in your chart support it. Otherwise, it can serve to keep you on the correct path.

Jupiter in this sign of course, will be a great boon to those born under the sign Virgo, as well as all Earth signs, Cancer and Scorpio. so make the most of it!

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