Virgo season usually lasts from about August 21 to September 21. It is a transition time from Summer to Autumn and can sometimes feel like a bit of a nothing time after all the fierce Leo energy of Summer. It’s time to stop playing and get back to work.
It is also the time when children go back to school. Virgo season urges us to put things in order. If we have been holidaying or travelling, then we might have let our chores build up. There is often a backlog of things to do by the middle of Virgo season.
Maiden To Mother To Crone
This period is also bereft of any pagan festivals unless we include the autumn equinox, which is on the cusp of Libra and Virgo. I think Autumn fits more with Libra than Virgo because from Libra onwards, we have Fall. The Sun literally ‘falls’ as it gets lower in the sky and winter draws in. Virgo is the last sign of the first half of the zodiac wheel. It marks the midpoint of the astrological year.
So Virgo is the transition from maiden to mother or from mother to crone. It is when the harvest comes in. Virgo is a mutable sign, so this season is about change and adapting to the new season. In Virgo, we have a real sense of the seasons. You can feel the difference in the air. It feels crisper, and there is an autumnal twang.