Venus will enter Virgo on Wednesday 21st July 2021 or early on Thursday 22nd July 2021 (depending on your time zone), creating a constructive and analytical shift to the collective energy. Venus, the ruler of pleasure, finances and relationships, seeks to unify the collective. However, in a dry and practical Earth sign like Virgo, her message and methodology can come across as harsh and overly direct. In this sense, Venus isn’t compatible with Virgoan energy as her gentle and collaborative nature is hardened. Here, she will enter her fall positioning until August 16th 2021.
Venus in Virgo increases the love for analysis and criticality in order to add functionality and ease to others lives; this is a love language that isn’t easily understood. During this transit, we will seek to serve others to a greater extent. We’re continuously seeking healthy and valuable relationships in which both parties can embody their greatest and highest self. (That goes for all platonic, romantic, professional and familial connections). Venus in Virgo supports this quest but adds a pragmatic and grounded air to it. Any guidance, support and advice given under Venus’ Virgo transit will be done with true intentions to better others. However, this advice may not always be welcomed or encouraged— learning to spot and respect these boundaries is key.
Venus in Virgo encourages us to point out both the good and bad in others, not to shame anyone but to elevate and encourage them. Nevertheless, be cautious that this can come across as overly critical and hyper-focused on flaws, regardless of your positive intentions. Delivery is key under this transit; bring awareness to how you’re expressing yourself and demonstrating your affection to others. It becomes increasingly difficult to see the love beyond the words and message under the Venus in Virgo transit. We may struggle to express ourselves gently and compassionately whilst still being honest. Be open to acknowledging any feedback that you aren’t soft enough when talking to others. And similarly, vocalise when people aren’t talking to you in the way that you’re responsive to (rather than harbouring these feelings).
Venus in Virgo may influence us to stand guard over our emotions and to be protective of ourselves, which could appear as though we’re lacking an inner warmth and glow. Though this isn’t just the case for unions and partnerships, it’s also relevant to the relationship we have with ourselves. Seeking perfection in all we do and the people around us could lead us down a never-ending cycle of dissatisfaction. When Venus transits Virgo, we must take better care with the way that we talk to ourselves. We often become hyper-fixated on improving ourselves and striving to be the best and suddenly, we get to a point where we are largely responsible for the creation of our own unhappiness. Make an extra effort to remind yourself of your worth and value. Happiness, wholeness and peace are not found at the end of a goal or achievement. It is found in the acknowledgement that you are already a perfect being, whether you have everything or nothing.
Virgo symbolises the human vessel and physical body. When channelled correctly, this energy gives us a deep connection to our sensuality and ability to attract others. However, we’re often more passive when searching for love and friendship and would rather others come to us. Keep this in mind, and don’t shy away from taking the first step to initiate. Despite drawing attention from others and piquing their interest, exceedingly high standards/expectations can often be what repels people. Of course, there’s nothing wrong in holding others to the reasonable standards that you hold yourself to. But this could also be an example of being overly controlling of your reality. Leave room for people to surprise you. Sometimes we close the door on what we need because we’re lost in the search of what we think we want. Learn to relax around others. The subconscious walls and barriers that you put up are creating hurdles that harm your growth more than they hurt anyone else.
Virgo, being a Mercurial ruled archetype, is largely associated with communication and the sharing of thought and intellect. Relationships that begin as friendships first are more likely to thrive under this energy as this allows us to connect with others before committing. Honesty, loyalty, self-discipline and order are what we search for in other people to confirm why we have them in our lives. Venus in Virgo represents a sense of usefulness. Showing your appreciation for others may not be done in a typical Venusian fashion; people may be more responsive to you doing them a favour that brings ease to their day. Offer to help others, or better yet, do it without being asked. Compliment others on the little changes they make to themselves or the extra effort that they put in. Be vocal about what you admire in others, just as you are vocal about what you don’t particularly like.
Venus is also the ruler of materials and finances, and her transit through Virgo brings an organised and well grounded understanding of budgeting and aesthetics. Earth inspired decor could bring greater peace to your home or workspace; think plants, crystals and wooden cabinets. You’ll feel a greater inclination to create a sense of order in your life under this transit. Clearing your space to support the flow of positive energy could ease mental tensions. Tidy up! Re-decorate with functionality in mind as well as comfort and beauty. Create financial plans for yourself and others. Get into a better and healthier routine that benefits you mentally, physically and spiritually.