After just three weeks in the Lion’s den, Mercury was feeling burned out from the intensity of Leo’s spotlight. Though it was fun while it lasted, it was time to check out of the sign of passionate pursuits and into the sign of health and wellness, otherwise known as Virgo.
As the planetary ruler of Virgo, Mercury feels at home in the Maiden’s immaculate 6th house of self-improvement. During this time, Mercury will express his earthy, practical side which means that his intellectual curiosity will be more focused and his nature will be more reliable.
In addition to health and wellness, the sixth house also presides over work, service, pets and daily routine, and while under the Maiden’s roof, Mercury’s attention will be focused on all of these areas.
Likewise, this period is an excellent time for us to do the same. For example, are we overdue for any routine exams or do we need to change our diet? In terms of our daily routine, are we guilty of too much work and too little play?
Speaking of work, do we feel that our contribution makes a difference to others or do we feel something is missing? Worse, do we feel burned out?
As the efficiency expert of the zodiac, Virgo excels at problem solving, and by the time Mercury bids farewell to the Maiden, his mind will be clear, his body will be fit and his wings will be polished.
Likewise, if we take the time to examine our lives through a critical lens and focus on solutions, we too will emerge from this transit with increased clarity, energy and inspiration.
True, we lack Mercury’s wings, but as long as we’re infused with Virgo ingenuity, we’ll still be able to soar.
Debra,I welcome the grounding of Virgo,,,My Mercury is in Pisces 5th house and with no Earth hardly at all in my chart, I always welcome Virgo in any form. It makes me bound with the earth,,which is my church,,my gardening, my animals,I always feel strong around Virgo’s,,,they have a wonderful grounded practicality that soothes me. Thank you for being you. Great article. I have subscribed to this blog and look forward to more wonderful articles from one of my favorite Virgos,,you are one,,I think??. When I first saw you were a lawyer ,,I studied law for along time. I thought, you might not be my cup of tea , but to my delight you shined with a quite strength that I soon came to respect. Your Astro work impeccable. Glad I read and listened for over 2 years now..What a blessing you are.~ Sea
Thank you for your kind words, Sue. I’m actually a Capricorn but I was born during the Virgo decan, and Mercury is quite active in my chart. You definitely picked up on that energy!