Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 8/22/2012: Sun in Virgo
Say goodbye to the Sun in Leo; say hello to the Sun in Virgo, as of 1:07PM ET. Virgo is an earth sign (as opposed to fire, water or air). It is also a mutable sign, as opposed to cardinal or fixed. What does that mean? Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn; they need to come up with the idea and take action. Fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius. These signs need to organize and give form to the concepts pitched by cardinal signs. Mutable signs — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces — get to spread the word about the cool form the fixed signs made. Got it?
More about Virgo: it is ruled by Mercury, which also rules mindset. Virgo is symbolized by a virgin with a shaft of wheat. Its keywords are I ANALYZE. Virgo needs to apply its mental energy to discernment and discrimination, as it separates the wheat from the chaff. In health matters, Virgo rules the intestinal tract and assimilation. If you have planets in Virgo in your horoscope, and they are under a great deal of developmental tension, you may have some issues with your digestive system, especially how your system absorbs nutrition from food.
We should notice a shift in tone from the roaring Leo vibe to Virgo’s comparative quiet as the week progresses. How so? Why look, right on the home page of TMZ: pictures of Prince Harry naked in Vegas…I kid you not…talk about royal Leo revelry — and no, I am not going to provide a link, as the Moon is still in Libra and has some social graces. Read this piece about Jets quarterback Tim Tebow — and other virgins — living in New York instead. That’s Virgo — and on the home page of the New York Times, if you please.
Meanwhile, we have a few hours left to dream royally, encouraged by the deep Scorpio Moon making an easy connection to nebulous Neptune at 6:58AM ET. So definitely take note of your dreams….and the rest of your ideas for the day. Why? Because jolly Jupiter is getting along famously with mental Mercury, supporting writers and thinkers everywhere. That connection is exact at 6:57PM ET…and frankly, some of what you are thinking may be quite fantastic. Why? Because nebulous Neptune is moving to an exact opposition to the Sun at 8:33AM ET on Friday. How weird and dazzling can it get? Just watch the headlines..and note that Venus, which refers to women, has been running wild in the heavens.
Use the energy of today’s Scorpio Moon — which kicks in after 1:07PM ET — to be seen as someone of depth and substance.