The Virgo is highly discriminating, but not necessarily as prudish at
some might believe. In ancient times, a Virgin was a woman who was not
the property of man, and therefore had the legal right to just say
"no." Now, in modern times, you Virgos are known for your ability to be
highly discriminating -- especially when it comes to matters of
personal desire. When Virgo is ready, however, to say yes, the
laser-like focus of your passion is anything but prudish.
Virgos have the uncanny sense to see what's wrong with a person, a
situation or your environment. It's why Virgo makes such natural
critics. Virgo practical analytical abilities are second to none. Your
mental process may not be the most creative, but Virgo's razor-like
thinking is highly effective. Like the maiden pictured in the Virgo
glyph, you separate the useful wheat from the unneeded chafe, the good
from the bad. Virgo might be a "clean freak," but most Virgos have a
messy closet somewhere or a disaster under their bed.
motto could be "Perfect is almost good enough." On one hand, this trait
makes you very employable, for you're not likely to do shabby work. On
the other hand, you can be so finicky that you put limitations on your
interactions and experiences before they happen. You'll be happier if
you can learn to be selectively less critical, both of others and
Element: Earth Earth signs are naturally
practical. In this lifetime we are bound to Earth. There is no escaping
the reality around us The Earth is about as real as it gets; it can be
felt, weighed and it has substance. Accordingly, the earth signs base
their life on what is real, not what is imagined. Sensation is valued
over thoughts or feelings. Earth signs live with their feet on the
ground. Others seek their advice because of their basic sensibility.
For earth signs, seeing is believing.
The earth of Virgo is a
changeable earth, light to the touch. It's about practical analysis --
using mental tools to discern the best use for what is around us.
Sixth House: Work The
Sixth House is about the regular performance of work-related tasks.
This isn't necessarily about career. It's about the job you have that
buys the bread for the table. This sector is also where we look to find
out about health and healing, for it's not only work routine, but also
our daily habits of hygiene.
Key Planet: Mercury Mercury,
the Messenger of the Gods, moves around the Sun faster than any other
planet. He symbolizes our thoughts -- not only how we think, but how we
communicate. In fact, Mercury is in charge of all language. Mercury is
our active and rational mind. It is not only "just the facts" but also
what we do with them. As the key planet of Virgo, Mercury is about
intellectual discrimination. It's the binary function of the neurons in
our brain. They either fire and impulse or they don't. Mercury here is
about the basic "yes" or "no" decision that must be made for every
piece of information that enters our consciousness.
Virgo Greatest Strength: Your ability to focus your attention
Virgo Possible Weakness: Need for perfection gets in the way of enjoyment