Love will take a practical turn when amorous Venus moves into earthy Virgo on July 22, 2013. Romance won't be as fiery and playful as it is with Venus in Leo, but this transit does give us an opportunity to work harder on our partnerships.
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Venus, of course, is the planet of love and relationships. And Virgo is the analytical sign that focuses on life's more practical matters. So combined it means this is the time to work on the nuts and bolts of our partnerships -- and to have those deep "how can we compromise better" or "where is this going" talks that many of us find difficult.
All this critical relationship analysis doesn't sound very sexy, but Venus in Virgo can in fact be passionate. That's because Virgo is an Earth sign, which is all about appreciating food, art, nature and people. In fact, we appreciate the best of those things with Venus in Virgo, and that includes sex. So just don't expect any "quickies" right now.
The negative side to Venus in Virgo is that nitpicking our partners is possible, because we find it harder to let the small things go. But if you can try to keep the excess criticism under control and think positive about any constructive criticism coming in, then you can simply use this time to make adjustments with your partner, and it can change your relationship for the better moving forward.