If you haven’t already gotten your act together, now is the time — Virgo season has arrived! Tying up the end of summer, Virgo season 2023 is prompting us to prep, plan, and scheme for the next several weeks. And with all the retrograde drama happening right now, this era also emphasizes the importance of communication. There’s a lot to uncover, and plenty of change will reveal itself right now. But don’t worry, the earth sign is all about balance and composure, so even if you get performance anxiety right now, Virgo’s problem-solving skills will likely rub off on you — so take notes.
Welcome to Virgo season
Virgo season lands between August 23 and September 22. According to astrology, Virgo is practical, organized, and charitable, which is largely attributed to their earth sign element. They’re also associated with wellness and routine, which explains why we might feel eager to declutter everything and straighten life out during Virgo season.
In the same way we’re preparing for a new season, this zodiacal era lays out the perfect foundation to plan out the last few months of the year. It’s also a good time to pause and reflect on your progress, especially when it comes to your overall health and well-being. Plus, Virgo is a mutable sign, meaning the maiden helps us think quickly on our feet and adapt to any situation.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which handles our day-to-day, schedules, and communication. Whatever you need to nip in the bud is going to be impossible to avoid right now, so don’t resist change. Ultimately, Virgo season challenges us to think quickly on our feet and get into the groove of all the changes that autumn brings.
Welcome to retrograde season, a monsoon of backtracking, miscommunication, and reflection. That’s right — Mercury, Uranus, Jupiter, and Venus will all be in retrograde at some point during Virgo season, so expect typical chaos (return of exes, old flings, and miscommunication) with a few more twists. With Mercury going retrograde on Aug. 23, you’ll want to hold off making any major decisions — whether it’s signing contracts or taking your relationship to the next level.
Uranus, the planet of rebellion and change, adds onto the retrograde pile on August 28. This transit brings tons of change and reevaluation of our needs and desires. It pushes us to filter through what no longer adds value to our lives. This period is all about letting go of outgrown partnerships and breaking cycles. This energy sets us up for a fulfilling and special full Blue moon on Aug. 30 — aka the second one in August — in Pisces. Pisces invites us to delve deep into our creativity and spiritual healing. Relationships may be called into question as Venus finally goes direct on September 3. The new moon arrives on September 14, prompting us to pause and reflect on the lessons and challenges that Mercury retrograde brought when it finally goes direct on September 15. It’s like the closing act of a drama, when situations fizzle in the way they’re meant to, and we can move forward with grace.