It’s Time to Clean Your (Earth) Room!

On this day, August 31, 2019, the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars are all in the sign of Virgo. These five astrological “planets” represent half of what you find in your horoscope. Virgo is a mutable earth sign associated with work, health, diet and pets.

If you enjoy these types of activities, you should enjoy the energy:

  • Doing crossword puzzles
  • Researching and buying health supplements
  • Arranging your closet, including shoes
  • Cooking dinner after researching dozens of recipes to construct the perfectly-balanced meal
  • Deep cleaning your dwelling
  • Organizing the spice cabinet
  • Fostering 100 animals
  • Worrying about your health
  • Worrying about work
  • Worrying about the bills
  • Exercising
  • Working (regular job)
  • Working (volunteer activities)
  • Working (pet project)
  • Working (to do what others left undone)

See, Virgo is ruled by Mercury the planet that represents our mind, how we think, how we perceive and how we communicate. Gemini, an air sign, is also ruled by Mercury and represents its more pure, intellectual state.

Virgo, being an earth sign, focuses the mental energy on practical, daily matters. Virgo is planning dinner right now, and not necessarily just tonight’s meal. Those pills cases with seven slots for each day of the week were probably invented by a Virgo. Shoe organizers, purses with sections, health apps – think Virgo.

To manage our lives on earth, a bit of Virgo energy is needed. As all of the personal planets are currently in Virgo, the universe appears to be asking us to pay attention to the immediate details of our lives whether we enjoy it or not.

Time to clean.

Earth Energy

Of the other five planets in the horoscope – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto – three are in earth signs. Uranus is in Taurus (fixed earth) and Saturn and Pluto are in Capricorn (cardinal earth). There are just three earth signs – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. We got ’em all now.

While the personal planets (sun, moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) will move into many signs in the next couple years as they have short cycles, the transpersonal planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto will be predominantly in earth signs for the next couple years.

Once again, the energies are demanding a focus on the physical aspects of our existence. If you have lots of air and fire in your horoscope, these times may seem to be a bit of a drag, always focused on The Serious and Responsibility. Emojis won’t help.

But it takes the air and fire energy to bring innovation and inspiration to these physical demands. All energies on deck!

Currently the only planet in fire is Jupiter which will move to Capricorn this December 2019. Enjoy the autumn as this is the last little bit of transpersonal planet fire that we’re going to get for a few years. Jupiter brings hope and enthusiasm, difficult energies to maintain in trying times.

If you’ve never liked cleaning your room, the energies of the next few years will be challenging. Those that love to clean and organize their rooms – earth and air signs – may enjoy this cleaning up of our physical lives.

The energy of the next few years is about the earth, the here, the now. Regardless of where you’ve been or where you’re going, you’re here now. If you aren’t, you soon will be.


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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2 Responses to It’s Time to Clean Your (Earth) Room!

  1. A Fellow Ohio Native says:

    Hello! I’ve read through a few of your most recent posts and was fascinated. You’ve got a great way of explaining complex topics.

    May I ask if you read natal charts for pay?

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