Thursday, August 25, 2011

Zodiac Sign VIRGO

There are already several archived posts on the topic of zodiac sign Virgo, easily accessible by clicking on "Virgo" in the Label Cloud in the sidebar. As the Sun has once again moved into that sign, here's a 20th century astrologer's take on Virgo, in an excerpt from a long out of print little book by Ingrid Lind, of the UK: Astrology & Commonsense(1962).


Quality: Mutable
Element: Earth
Ruler: Mercury

In Virgo we come to a sign made up of what would seem thoroughly uncongenial factors. How can earth be mutable and Mercurial? It involves a struggle, certainly; a struggle to confine the Mercurial, mental quickness within the earthy Virgo vehicle; and this induces a tendency to worry. Everything has to be right. What is thought of has to be brought to fruition through earth, perfect in every detail.

If we follow the feminine Sign-sequence, it may seem odd at first that the Mother (Cancer) precedes the Virgin, although perhaps when considered mystically the Virgin could be said to be beyond or above average womanhood. But when considering the qualities of Virgo it will be seen that woman has progressed through primitive femininity amd motherhood to a more thinking and evaluative state. It is almost as if she has discovered she has a mind and can do without men if she feels so inclined. The virginity can be assumed deliberately as evidence of her own fastidiousness.

The main characterisitic of both men and women with this Sign strong is discrimination. They are thinking types with a practical down-to-earth streak. The "virgin" quality must not be taken too literally, and in practice it manifests in high ideals of perfection accompanied by marked critical gifts. In their search for perfection Virgo-types will endlessly develop their techniques or pick on weak spots in the techniques of others. A weak Virgo-type is prone to dissatisfaction or to giving up in despair if things are difficult; but those who have Virgo prominent in a strong chart can go very far in mental achievement or the perfecting of a talent.

Virgo qualities
Steady application to the job
Discrimination and power of analysis
Quiet dignity and reserve
High ideals

Virgo faults
Martyrdom or hopelessness
Unscrupulousness due to excess of cunning

A quote which could be said to be Virgo-types' motto:

Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.
(J. Yahl)

And some of the lyrics from Sweet Perfection, a song written by Martin L. Gore of English band Depeche Mode:

The sweetest perfection
To call my own
The slightest correction
Couldn't finely hone
The sweetest infection
Of body and mind
Sweetest injection of any kind
I stop and I stare too much
Afraid that I care too much
And I hardly dare to touch
For fear that the spell may be broken

Finally~ (wink)


Anonymous said...

GP: Nothing better than live-experience: Having my natal Moon in Virgo, only natural I would fall for Virgo-women. Which I did, quite from the begining of my life - experiences.

And one of them made me suffer to the point of never wanting to get involved with another Virgo - type, by Sun-sign or AS. And now she managed to return back into my "circumstances", even following this blog sometimes, she said. Have to hope she will read this, especially that part about what you say about " Virgo's excessive cunning".

Twilight said...

Anonymous/Gian Paul ~~~
Oooer - I'd better watch what I'm saying then! ;-)

Your Virgo Moon isn't likely to sit easily with your Aries Sun within your own "blueprint". Pleasing one side of you is almost certainly going to displease the other side....I think. You'd have more chance of lasting success with Gemini-types I bet, the other Mercury-govered sign would fare better with your Moon and your Sun.

There you go - some advice from your Auntie Twilight! ;-)

Anonymous said...

GP: Thanks, "Aunty T". The thing about Gemini as you say is far better for me. But I am getting concerned of leaving the impression of being a womanizer, so better to stop talking...

Wisewebwoman said...

My father was a Virgo, T, and fit everything to a t....

Twilight said...

Anonymous/Gian Paul ~~


Twilight said...

WWW ~~~ Good! My husband's eldest daughter respect of the good points anyway.

Kaleymorris said...

Far from perfect. An inner voice constantly reminds me.
Love it when told a task is carried out perfectly, but harbor a secret disbelief.
Mainly because of some of those negative traits that you are kind to overlook.

Twilight said...

Kaleymorris - too modest by half!
If you were into tatoos (which thankfully you're not) I'd recommend one on the left wrist
"Remember: life's too short!"