Venus enters Virgo on August 21st at 5:06 AM EDT. Relationships, money, values and self-esteem are filtered through the lens of precision and service. This means an exacting standard around what you want, have and own, or (if distorted) an attitude of slavery regarding who you love and what you’re worth.
This transit will hi-light the specifics of what you want - what’s missing and what could be better. This is excellent for self-improvement but it can also lead to picking away at your self-worth until there’s nothing left. The focus on flaws must be balanced with the drive to improve. Change the recording from “I’m worthless” to “I’m worth the upgrade.”
Venus in Virgo wants you to get real about love and resources. This entails looking at the specifics (the truth) of what’s working and what isn’t. If what you have/love isn’t working, this will not be a happy transit. But if you can see beyond the “failure” to the opportunity to make it better, this is can be the moment you grab the Virgo scythe and cut through the wasteful people/situations that are preventing you from being your best.
If you’re into helping others, this transit can be about love through service. It’s tricky energy because it can quickly tip over into slavery. But with proper boundaries and self-awareness (your self-worth is not defined by what you do for others) this can be a time where you experience the love and happiness that comes from simply making someone’s life bette: no applause ,no congrats. There’s nothing in it for you - you’re helping them and that’s it but that’s enough. Again, be careful -some will take advantage of this and if your values are weak you’ll fall victim to the belief that you’re only worth what you can do for others.
Overall, I see this as a transit of focus. Virgo is about specifics, so this is an opportunity to focus on what you really want and what really makes you happy, with an injection of realism.
BTW, Virgo is associated with pets, so those with Venus in Virgo tend to have an affinity with domesticated dogs and cats (or gerbils, guinea pigs, etc). Love is expressed with worried nurturing and obsessive care. This can also extend to human pets *ahem* partners - the fussing/control issues are a way of expressing love. If your partner has Venus in Virgo this doesn’t mean that they view you as a pet, but they do see you as a work in progress and their ultimate responsibility.
Here are the aspects Venus in Virgo will make:
Aug 24th: conjunct Mars (4 deg)
Aug 24th: square Ceres in Sagittarius (4 deg)
Aug 25th: inconjunct Chiron Rx in Aries (5 deg)
Aug 26th: trine Uranus Rx in Taurus (6 deg)
Sept 1st: opposite Black Moon Lilith in Pisces (13 deg)
Sept 1st: trine Saturn Rx in Capricorn (14 deg)
Sept 2nd: square Jupiter Rx in Capricorn (15 deg)
Sept 3rd: trine South Node in Capricorn (16 deg)
Sept 4th: opposite Neptune Rx in Pisces (17 deg)
Sept 6th: trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn (20 deg)
Sept 12th: trine Vesta in Taurus (27 deg0
Sept 13th: conjunct Mercury (28 deg)
Sept 14th: Libra ingress