are in constant motion due to their abundant nervous energy. It is vital that this energy
finds a positive outlet, otherwise it will be frittered away in restless twitchiness. They
should also learn to centre themselves & achieve inner calm. If they don't tension can
be a serve problem & mixed with the almost inevitable Virgeon worry, will lead to
nervous upsets. Worry is at the root of most personal problems for these individuals &
is best countered by their analytical & practical qualities.
Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury & its symbol is a virgin with sheaves of grain in
her hands. Virgo is an Earth sign, Methodical & improving. The planet Mercury, the
planet of motion, inclines the natives of this sign to a state of constant activity.
Tremendous energy is directed towards doing & accomplishing. While other signs are
dreaming up of things to do, They are busy doing them.
Virgos value work & the work ethic highly. They are meticulously organised & prise
efficiency. Something about their nature enables them to attend to the smallest of
details. Their analytical minds work round the clock to bring order to the chaos of
day-to-day life. Nothing escapes their microscopic analysis & they seldom tolerate
But while they may be excellent at performing on the job, their outlook may become focused
only on their work, making them oblivious to the pleasures of leisure. Not being able to
see the forest through the trees is another common Virgo shortcoming. They become so
focused on the intricacies of detail that sometimes they lose sight of the big picture.
Many virgos need to learn to be more tolerant of others who are not as exacting, or do not
have as high standards, as they do.
Despite their apparent outward coolness, Virgos are kind, devoted & loyal to those who
can see past the efficient exterior. They tend to be loving parents & their devotion
to duty makes them confident & responsible members of any family. Modest & shy,
Meticulous & reliable, Practical & diligent, Intelligent & analytical. Fussy
& a Worrier, Over critical & harsh, Perfectionist & conservative.
|Most virgoans are
practical; but those who aren't can all too easily become bogged down in the small details
of problems. This, indeed, is one of their chief difficulties : that their critical acumen
can be over applied, both to themselves & to other people, causing problems in
personal relationships. Relentless, carping criticism is their worst fault.
What is needed is a positive synthesis of these qualities, producing people who are
hard-working & practical & who will stand no nonsense, deal sensibly with problems
(their own, or other people's) & are most likely to realise their full potential.
Virgoans are talkative, lively in argument & like their Mercury-ruled cousins
Geminians, enjoy communicating their ideas, which are usually without frills & clearly
& economically expressed. Here again, however, a penchant for details can trap them
into over elaboration; they must learn to see the broader outline of things.
can often get in the way when a Virgoan is thinking of deepening a personal relationship :
"What does he/she see in me?- I'm not good enough for him/her." This can be
genuine modesty, which (especially in a young person in love for the first time) can be
charming-but more often the problem is deeper & they should strive for the
self-confidence which will allow them to accept compliments gracefully & (most
important) to believe them. Kind & willing to do anything for their partners, their
natural modesty can stop them fully expressing both their physical & emotional love.
They must learn to relax, & if (in some cases) they have taught themselves to regard
sex with suspicion, learn to see it as a happy expression of that emotional devotion which
they should allow themselves to show to a partner. The other most inhibiting factor is
their tendency to nag, which they must curb.
Virgo child is neat, clean & a very willing worker at school. Exercise books will be
totally devoid of dirty smudges & the handwriting will be clear & legible. Willing
workers who truly enjoy being given things to do, these children can earn a reputation as
teacher's pets; this is not the case. They simply like being kept busy. Rather shy, so
that the playground can seem threatening, they may be seen stand-offish. Parents should do
everything possible to help them develop self-confidence, especially at examination time.
The virgoan tendency to worry will otherwise be overwhelming & mysterious illness will
appear. They will work from dawn to dusk to built & maintain their family home in a
way that satisfies their own highly critical standards. Career women will make time for
domestic work, but mustn't spend so much time cleaning & polishing that they never
enjoy the environment they so lovingly create. If a partner accuses them of an obsession
with spit & polish, they should take note! Similarly, both sexes should try to avoid
bringing work home, otherwise they'll never have time for their family.
at their very best, Virgoans probably need supervision. Not only is it often difficult for
them to see what should be done, but even if themselves, incompetent or wondering how
other people will receive their efforts. But given an instruction they will follow it to
the very best of their abilities. They make excellent personal assistants & here, too,
are the natural formal critics of the zodiac. As writers they have a sharp incisive style
which is of great advantage if they are working in the media. Many make excellent teachers
& others do well in the medical profession, both in conventional or complementary
They are not frantically ambitious; in top jobs they must watch their tendency to carp if
they want to be popular as well as efficient. A high salary will be carefully managed, but
they should try to enjoy spending money as well as investing it.
in general, look forward to retirement as an opportunity to cultivate & develop the
hobbies with which they have always filled their spare time. These will almost certainly
including gardening, for they are natural & enthusiastic gardeners. Any diminution on
income, provided it is not massive, will be greeted with equanimity; careful with money,
they threat of being fired is frightening; out of work, they are peerless in their effort
to find a new job & willing ,hard workers, they should do so more easily than most.
|Virgo as ascendant
motivation : Quite frequently when virgo rises we find the other Mercury-ruled sign,
Gemini, on the Midheaven. This offers unique psychological potential for the individual
concerned: the principles of mercury-the need to examine every situation in life in great
detail-are handsomely united to the need to communicate. These individuals will have a
natural instinct that helps them identify with all Mercury-ruled characteristics as well
as the basic principles of Gemini. As a result, they are usually very well integrated
psychologically & hyper criticism may be turned inwards on the self. This is likely to
give rise to the same problems of headaches & migraines that we have mentioned above.
The same solution applies - particular care with diet & proper medical advice. Very
often these people need to work harder to establish a reasonable degree of self-confidence
than do Sun Virgoans. (To assess this fully, other planetary positions & relationships
in the chart must be examined.)
Conflicts relating to self-criticism must be worked through; an important way of building
up confidence is to allow some self-praise, rather than invariably denigrating personal
achievements. Success in this respect will depend to a large extent on upbringing &
the attitude of parents; if this was highly critical, the problems will be more
In one-to-one relationships, in spite of the tendency to nag, a remarkable emotional
response will be seen. An inner warmth & sensitivity will dull the slightly brittle
edge of their reactions & attitude & tender, loving sentiments will be
characteristic. Those people may take the easy way out of arguments & problems.
Worry is more likely to affect the systems of these people, for example causing
constipation & similar problems. Hypochondria is very likely, in which case they
should assess any health problems logically & not make mountains out of molehills.