German American’s Guide to Virgo season
Virgo season is here to get us inspired about autumn coming, when we start looking ahead to what we’ll need to get through winter. Mercury-ruled Virgo season is back to school time, time to make lists of goals for the end of summer/beginning of fall/before the holidays.
August 27 brings the Virgo New Moon. This is a great time to reflect on how you’d like to be of service more to your friends and yourself–a New Moon is time for planting seeds of intention. What details do you want to promise yourself to get into this month?
The emotional, dreamy Pisces Full Moon comes on September 11, asking us to think about how we’re realizing our dreams. Pay attention to what you’re fantacizing about, and take extra time to be gentle with your feelings. Just lounge about if you want to!
Virgo season brings up the details, asking us to look back at what we’ve gathered this summer and how we’re going to sort through and put it to best use. On August 25, Virgo’s planet Mercury moves into Libra–a quick planet in a talkative sign. Talk through your ideas with yourself and others! Make some phonecalls and have a gab fest. On September 10th Mercury goes retrograde, so the more you can get settled and decided before then, the better! Pay attention to what conversations need to change direction or be revisited when Mercury is retrograde.
How Virgo season might show up for you:
- Summer can be a scattered time, prioritizing pleasure and fun and rest. Virgo season asks us to look inward to the ways you need to get centered for the fall season.
- You might get a bee in your bonnet to do home improvement, reorganize your closet, zoosh your house to get organized for the upcoming nesting period.
- Virgo has a lot to do with our health–mental, physical, emotional, psychic. Where might you need to check in with an element of your health to give yourself the attention you need to keep going?
Ways to work with the energy of Virgo season:
- If you work with tarot, put the Hermit card on your altar, and invite in its reflective tone–what message are coming from within that you need to pay attention to?
- Tackle some projects that you’ve been putting off–Virgo season supports projects that have a lot of details. You’ll feel more settled when you’re done and able to take on the next task!
- On Wednesdays (Mercury’s day), set aside time to make lists, get organized, schedule your workouts for the week–a good day to dive into how you’re setting a schedule that involves wellness, a little bit each day to build up to a bigger goal.
- Make some lists! Start thinking about your fall/winter goals!
Dirndl designs for Virgo season:
- Like our earth sign, conscientious and intellectual Virgos, the Zodiac Dirndl in Virgo has a washable, wearable cotton broadcloth forest green apron with navy blue ribbons.
- The corresponding colors for the bodice are shades of dark green, navy and grey.
- To channel the practical and reserved energy of Virgo, the fabric choices are velvet, denim, and cotton.
- Similarly, for the Moon Rising Dirndl in Virgo, the apron ribbon colors are subtle and elegant shades of forest green and navy.
Food & drink for Virgo season
To get in the Virgo spirit (pun intended), you can whip up this infused liqueur with Virgo and Mercury-ruled herbs:
- 1 ½ c vodka (80-100 proof)
- 1 c grappa (80 proof)
- 2 vanilla beans
- 1 pound almonds
- 1 ¼ c simple syrup
Chop the nuts–if you can, throw them in a food processor or blender. Chop them until they look like coarse sand. Put the grappa and vodka together with the nuts and vanilla in a jar. Seal it and leave it in a dark place for 7 to 10 days. Strain out of the solids and mix with the simple syrup. This is a nice nighttime drink, mixed with some oat milk.
- Peppermint tea
- Sparkle water
- Sprigs of rosemary to garnish
This is a simple one that’s nice for the hot days of August. Make several cups of peppermint tea and put it in a jar in your refrigerator. When you’re ready to make this drink, pour the peppermint tea over ice, with some sparkle, and garnish with rosemary. Simple and refreshing!
End-of-summer picnics to spend quality time with friends and family is definitely full of Virgo energy. A great side dish to bring to a picnic is potato salad! Check out this recipe from Dirndl Kitchen.
Another (and far easier to make) dish for a small group gathering is an Bavarian classic Obatzsa which is similar to an american “pub cheese”. Here is a recipe from All Tastes German to try with a nice soft pretzel.
About the Astrologer: Lacey Prpić Hedtke is an astrologer, photographer, public artist, and witch, and runs The Future–a space and shop in Minneapolis for artists and witches. You can find more at: