Recently I reflected on Jupiter’s current transit of fire-sign Leo, a transit that will end in August when Jupiter moves into Virgo. I wasn’t sure I saw the “Leo” of this transit. Of course, Jupiter must play with the other planets which can alter the pure effect of its energy.
Leo and the 5th house of the horoscope rule children.
Go, Leo, go.
Leo also rules love and romance, something a wee bit difficult to quantify. How many people fell in love in the last year? Did more couples dance in the moonlight? Were there more birthday parties? Were Saturdays more playful and less chore-filled than in the prior year?
Let’s hope so.
Go, Leo, go.
Transition from Leo to Virgo
Virgo is what’s called a mutable sign – one of the three modes (the two others are cardinal and fixed). Currently Saturn is retrograde transiting the late degrees of Scorpio but will move forward again in September to pass through Sagittarius, the mutable fire sign.
Neptune is currently making a long transit of Pisces, the mutable water sign.
See where this is going?
The mutable air sign, Gemini, will probably pine for a trip into outer space as three of the four mutable signs make what’s called a T-square.
Since Jupiter travels much faster around the sun than Saturn or Neptune, it won’t be until June 2016 when Jupiter is retrograde in Virgo that a true T-square is formed between these planets. At that time, the sun and Venus will be in Gemini forming a full grand cross.
If we fell in love during Jupiter in Leo, Jupiter in Virgo might be that period after the honeymoon where the eyes clear and you rationally assess your partner. What seemed pleasurable during Leo may look like a self-destructive habit during Virgo.
Searching for reasons we fall in and out of love, I find that falling out of love is much more clearly defined than falling in love. Ideas on why we fall in love run the gamut from pheromones to finding our other half to liking someone’s hair.
Falling out of love, on the other hand, can easily be made into a list, something that is often done during divorce proceedings. I wouldn’t say divorce is Virgo, but the reasons you get divorced definitely contain the quality of discrimination.
Although I found a lot of articles on both falling in and out of love, I find this one particularly interesting. The reason we fall out of love, she reasons, is that we are human. Falling both in and out of love is normal and she recommends simply falling back in love with your spouse and offers lots of other insights on making this happen.
Articles like this touch on what astrology teaches – energies and cycles. To look at falling in or out of love as a one-time event may have us ignore the cycles that churn around us providing opportunities to fall in love regularly – maybe with the same person.
Jupiter in Virgo
Jupiter in Virgo will change the focus of expansive energy to health and work. We’ve already had some major news on the work environment with both WalMart and Target announcing wage increases for their employees.
The current focus on police and use of force began last summer near Saturn moving into Sagittarius. Virgo energy will keep this conflict alive for the next year, at least, because Virgo squares Sagittarius. I don’t think it’s a Virgo issue as much as a Sagittarian issue – do underlying beliefs create different rules for different races?
Jupiter in Virgo will correspond with most of the US presidential election. One Virgo theme that has already arisen and may be a focus of the campaign is policy on vaccinations. In recent years, due to fears of vaccinations being linked to autism, segments of the population have stopped inoculating their children.
Virgo also rules pets so we may see an increase people having pets or issues around pet health. (Could this be due to many people falling out of love?).
Virgo can bring sickness or wellness so we may see news on both – new health ideas or new illnesses. Virgo is the worrier of the zodiac so fear of illness creates great drive to understand diet and the role of vitamins and supplements. We may see new legislation around food or supplements.
Virgo is ultimately the discriminating mind so expect more research, challenges to prevailing ideas and criticism of authority. Virgo is an earth sign but does not worship authority as the other two earth signs do (Taurus and Capricorn).
When I see a movie where an average person stands up to a large corporate or government entity, I see Virgo. While Virgo doesn’t appear to have a strong ego, when they are protecting others or animals they can be fierce. Virgo fights with facts, not physical force.
The Labor Films Database can help you catch up on what’s been happening in the labor force.
While falling out of love seems a dire prognostication, there are some who believe disillusionment is the greatest gift to a human. You are now seeing clearly. Illusion, no matter how pleasant, should be pierced.
Virgo is a great time for study – we often start school years in the sign of Virgo. You may decide to study up on labor, health or the role of pets and discover something truly illuminating.
You may find that something you’ve been eating or drinking for years is affecting your health in ways you haven’t understood. You may learn more about food processing and find yourself advocating for changes.
Maybe there will be a cure for one of those diseases where we’ve been raising money for research for our entire lives.
These are Virgo activities that illuminate and change lives.
Go, Virgo, go.