Venus teams up with Mars when it transits into Virgo on July 10, 2010 (until August 6). The planets of love and passion can bring out your need for a healthy, stable relationship. That’s because Virgo is a practical Earth sign that rules service, health, and work. Not very romantic, you say? Well, think of the reserved but devoted lover who will do anything, no matter now trivial, for someone they care for. That’s the archetype of Venus in Virgo. It’s not fiery or dramatic, but quiet, calming, and dependable.
But that’s not all. Once you get past Virgo’s natural reserve, it can be a sign of deep sensuality. The perfect Venus-in-Virgo date would be a dinner of fine, healthy cuisine, in a serene, natural ambiance, leading up to a long, leisurely massage, leading up to a long, leisurely romp between the sheets. You get the picture.
Enhance Your Bond
If you’re in a relationship, working together on a project, especially if it helps others in need, can enhance your bond. Also, taking care of any loose ends that need completion can free up your energy for more pleasurable pursuits. Paying attention to each other’s needs will bring you closer together as well.
Find Someone Special
If you’re solo, romance can be found through healthy, helpful, or industrious activities, so keep your eyes open for someone special while at work, exercising at the gym, or volunteering for a charity event.
Curb Your Inner Critic
One caveat to remember, whether you’re in a relationship or on the hunt for someone new: Virgo can be ultra critical. Ruled by brainy Mercury, it can get caught up in the idea of perfection. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing to be choosy about who you spend time with, but try not to discard someone new (or criticize your sweetie) just because they reveal a flaw or two.
Here’s a list of the potential best and worst days for love during Venus in Virgo:
July 13: Venus trine Pluto can intensify the connection between lovers, in a deep and sensual way. It favors in-depth conversations, sexy trysts, and discussions about money and other practical matters. It’s also a favorable time for financial agreements.
July 21 (late afternoon/early evening): Venus square Moon in Sagittarius can create a conflict between duty and freedom, practicality and adventure. It’s important to get in touch with your feelings during relationship interactions.
July 24 (morning): Venus trine Moon in Capricorn favors romantic dates in natural surroundings. Spending time outdoors can fire up your sensuality. Working together and discussing your goals can energize your connection as well.
July 29 (evening): Venus opposing Moon in Pisces can create a tug-of-war between fantasy and reality. If you can indulge the whimsical, creative side of your relationship, while being truthful and grounded, you’ll enjoy a romantic interlude.
July 4 (early morning): Venus trine Moon in Taurus is an exceptionally sensual influence that might just inspire an early round of sexy fun!