Virgo at-a-glance

I have LOTS of Virgo energy in my life – not in my chart, but in those of people close to me.  Learning how to work with this energy is challenging, but I think I am getting better.  Like my sun sign, Gemini, Virgo is ruled by Mercury, so we have that in common…

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Sun Sign: Virgo
Gemini Cycle: August 23 to September 22
Color: Yellow Green
Traditional Gemstones: Sardonyx, Lapis Lazuli
Non-traditional Gemstones: Amazonite, Sapphire, Blue Topaz, Chrysocolla, Garnet, Peridot, Carnelian, Agate, Rhodochrosite, Ruby
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Associated Deities: Mercury and Ceres in the Roman Pantheon; Narcissus, Demeter, and Persephone in the Greek Pantheon; and Isis in the Egyptian Pantheon

Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac. Those born under this mutable Earth sign are industrious, sharp-minded, methodical, detail-oriented, practical, and efficient, and more than any other sign, have a strong sense of duty.

Represented by the Virgin, Virgos tend to take on some of her qualities like modesty and humanity. Some might consider Virgos repressed, but they would argue that this is a positive quality rather than a negative one.

Ruled by the planet Mercury, named after the Roman god of movement, Virgos are capable communicators and can accomplish much with their time. Virgo brains are often in overdrive, but their desire for perfection can get in the way of their clear thinking.

Things I learned in class:
Virgo…
Came here to work, and be of service; must partner with those who appreciate their career, and doesn’t always love time off work. Hard working; can keep people on task.
Shows love via acts of service, not so much with words of affirmation.
Not always interested in being #1, but want to be at the table supporting the whole.
Can be critical and cynical.
WANTS to believe in love and light, but may feel jaded or skeptical, and they need some proof/data.
Does not like salespeople or bullshit – they usually know what they want, don’t need to be sold

Light aspects: precise, analytical, detail-oriented, service-oriented, unselfish (and they hate selfishness), committed, loyal (may stay in relationship past their expiration date!), don’t always put their own needs first, are quite self-sufficient.  Virgos can help you ground, realize things are doable.  They are frugal, and may not always treat themselves.

Shadow aspects: Can seem cold, can shut you down and wound with words; can hold grudges; will come out of their “hurt” place, but need time – just let them be; May carry deep shame or concerns from childhood. Can make themselves difficult to love, but then feel like an “unlovable” victim. Not always very tolerant, can judge often, can be quite traditional.  Highly perfectionist with themselves and others. May build up fears in their minds; may fear long term commitments.  Can struggle to fall asleep with mind running. Hate being wrong.

Virgo learns to release the tight grasp and mellow as they age, and as they watch people they respect.

Can be very protective of personal items and spaces.

Don’t ask Virgo “what are you thinking?” – just don’t.

Stones that can are good for Virgo:
Lapis – uncovers and retrieves self esteem. “I’m ok, I’m safe, I’m powerful, I’m good.”
Moss agate- helps you see the silver lining!
Picture jasper – to help see the big picture, use imagination, see what is possible
Magnazite – attracts friendships

Virgo MOON folks are deeply analytical in their subconscious, which can undermine relationships.  They have to learn to TRUST and can be deeply skeptical.

Note: Spiritual development is very important for VIrgos!  It can get them out of negative head space.  They may struggle to believe – meditation and yoga can help!

So, Virgo readers, anything seem totally off track?  On point?

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