Virgo Zodiac Sign - a Deeper Look

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Every sign rules a part of the body, Virgo the intestines. This provides a vital clue as to the function of Virgo within the whole of humanity. Think of what the intestines do. They take in energy in the form of food, and break it down into its constituent parts. Then they analyse the components and see how they can be made to be useful. Perhaps some will be combined with others, some will be stored for later use, and some will be eliminated as being useless. Virgo takes in substance and discriminates between what is useful and what isn't, and works with it so that it may be more useful still, and thus be of service to humanity. That's the key to it all - service.

Following Leo in the zodiac, Virgo can often enact or bring to fruition what Leo organises or decides. Virgo usually prefers to exercise a supporting role rather than a managerial one.

Consider the sign opposite, Pisces, which symbolises the waters of life from which we came. Pisceans may have no boundaries, no form, and may feel at home with chaos. As a general rule, Virgo hates chaos, but may be strongly drawn to it! This may raise compatibility issues in love relationships. The challenge for Virgo is to create order out of chaos so that it can be serviceable, but at the same time realising part of its desire to order an unruly world may arise out of fear. Not all of human reality, not all of experience, can be reduced to neat little packages. If it could, much of the wealth and miracle of mystical experience would be lost.

The ease or otherwise with which Virgo fulfils its goal may be shown by other planets in the birth chart. Suppose you have the Moon in Sagittarius for instance. To feel safe (which is what the Moon in us wants) you would need a sense that life is bigger than everyday experience, that there is a religious or philosophical framework within which life makes sense, and you may be moved to travel a lot to enrich your experience. But this might rest uneasily if you have Sun in Virgo which might regard such experiences as a waste of time and of no practical use. So a tussle is set up within you, and you have to learn to honour all aspects of your nature.

The above is just a brief sketch of the sort of qualities Virgo should be aiming for. If you are experiencing difficulties on the way, the rest of your birth chart will indicate where these difficulties are, and a consultation would very likely provide clues as to how to deal with them. All aspects of our nature, as represented by the planets in signs and houses of our charts, need to be honoured and respected.

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This article is by Richard Hills - Astrologer. Richard offers birth chart and other astrology readings. Find out more at Astrology Readings, Birth Charts

This page indicates qualities you will have if the zodiac sign of Virgo is prominent, but not necessarily your Sun sign, in your birth chart. If Virgo is your ascendant or Moon sign or if Mercury is prominent these characteristics are likely to show.

The positions of, and relationships between, the planets in your birth chart will show the predispositions you have and how best to use them successfully in life in the world.

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