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VIRGO: THE VIRGIN, “I SCRUTINIZE!”

AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22/23 | Color = Light green | Tone F Major |

VIRGO SYMBOL
The “M” symbol is seen as a Maiden symbol in some cultures and as a sheaf of wheat or grain in others. Each nature and time period related to the constellations in their own way based on items that were popular in their culture. There is also the idea that the sheaf pointing inward represents the location of the female reproductive organs just like Scorpios points outward. This symbol represents the female reproductive organs as it points inward. (Yin) It is opposite of Scorpio’s which points outward (Yang). Libra is between Virgo and Scorpio as it is the balance between Yin and Yang energy!

VIRGO'S RULING PLANET
Mercury’s Symbol means “mind over matter.” The horns or moon crescent represents the winged helmet and intuitive strengths of Mercury over the circle of divin spirit and the cross of matter. Mercury Rules Gemini and Virgo. Gemini tends to have more “intuitive” intelligence, while Virgo tends to have more systematic or organizational intelligence.

VIRGO MYTHOLOGY
There are countless myths involving the zodiac sign of Virgo.  Virgo has so many different personas: Astraea, Andromeda, Demeter, Ceres, Ma’at, Justitia, Dike, Ishtar, and Isis. The Virgo Constellation is the largest constellation on the path of the sun known by astrologers as the ecliptic. Virgo is also the virgin mother goddess associated with the Virgin Mary or La Virgen de Guadalupe. Virgo is seen as the moral compass of the zodiac measuring justice using her scales. Once man became too greedy, violent and destructive, she ascended back to the stars leaving mankind with a 40º constellation called Virgo and a 30º degree constellation called Libra to remind the human race to use temperance in its affairs.

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VIRGO NEGATIVE TRAITS:

  • Fussy

  • Overcritical

  • Perfectionist

  • Conservative

  • Worrier

  • Cold

  • Harsh/Cruel

  • Judgmental

VIRGO POSITIVE TRAITS:

  • Modest

  • Practical

  • Intelligent

  • Meticulous

  • Predictable

  • Shy

  • Diligent

  • Analytical

  • Reliable

  • Decisive

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Virgo is associated with many goddesses from many cultures around the world.

Female/Night/Negative

The day and night model of the zodiac is based on the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. Different Zodiac Signs are visible at night or day depending on where you live on earth.

Modality Mutable
The three modes of the elements:

  • Cardinal (Initiation)

  • Fixed (Stability)

  • Mutable (Dynamic)

Element Earth

Earth is the material pragmatist that seeks comfort and order in logic and reasoning. This element is associated with the Hexahedron among the Platonic Solids!

Virgo Decan I 0º-10º

Aug 23 to Sep 2

Virgo decan 1 is ruled by the Sun in the Chaldean system and Mercury (Virgo) by triplicity. The sun navigates through the constellations of the Great bear, the Dragon and the Sextans from August 23 to September 2. Virgo decan 1 is an odd section of the zodiac since it carries mostly stars that are far from the ecliptic except for just one alpha star in Sextans. These people are a little more ‘far out’ than your average Virgos, some of them almost flip over to their opposite in Pisces.

These seers usually develop their sensitivity after a period of suffering, dutiful caring and even after a broken heart. You will see that none of the stars here are particularly easy or ‘fun’ in any sense at all. It doesn’t mean that these folk are always dour or miserable, (though some can be fantastic Victor Meldrews) they just won’t be your  ‘happy-clappy’  type. Instead, Virgo decan 1 has an ironic, dry sense of humour. They are also good at turning very tragic situations into something humorous.

“There is a violent, brooding, malignant side to this area that can manifest in aggression, cruelty and malevolence. Set against tropical Virgo’s equally strong will-to-good, these stars force clear good-or-evil choices on their heirs. It would be well for those born under them to choose their philosophy with care, for once a belief is adopted, it is likely to be followed to the end” [1] Diana K Rosenberg also notes that the stars between 6-8º Virgo have a Saturn/Neptune flavour which I would say goes for the whole of this decan.

The tarot card associated with this decan is the 8 of pentacles. This is a card of commitment and craftmanship. Karmically this will be a life where one pays a lot of attention to detail and completing tasks. Education and scholarships are important and it is about giving something back. In this life however the native must learn “you may be working hard to build a secure future for you and your partner or family. Make sure you remember to go home regularly and make some time for fun and social activities.  The type of person you are, leaves you exposed and vulnerable to becoming a workaholic.  If you let this happen, then it may very well destroy your lovely relationship.  You must work hard at striking the right balance. (This life) you can have both you know!” ~ teachmetarot.

(Javon had not finished this part with the decans so credit is given to https://darkstarastrology.com/virgo-decan-1/)

Virgo Decan II 10º-20º

Sep 3 to 12

Virgo decan 2 is ruled by Venus and Saturn (Capricorn triplicity). The Sun navigates through the constellations of the Lion, the Great Ship, the Great Bear and the Hunting Hounds from September 3 to September 12. Most of the stars here have a Saturn/Venus nature, which is going to make them all rather bittersweet. Saturn gives Venus a bleeding heart, but it can also make this person somewhat of a masochist. Virgo decan 2 can push people away and then wonder why those people sometimes stay away. They seem to need to test their partner’s backbones and push them to the limits. Only the strongest will stick around, (if there is something worth staying for) otherwise their partners could become masochists themselves.

The Persephone myth then, turns up here, just as in Virgo decan 1, but becoming even richer and darker. This Venus-ruled decan is more like Babylonian Ishtar, the goddess of love and war. Talented Virgo decan 2’s will attract powerful Plutonic mates because they are the only people who can handle their prickly and temperamental side. Low vibration Virgo decan 2’s will just attract co-dependant, hypercritical and abusive partners who stay with them because they are too lazy or insecure to leave. This, of course, breeds resentment and a whole lot of blame and victimisation on both sides.

The tarot card that is associated with this decan is the 9 of pentacles which is an extremely positive and successful card which really helps counteract any of the dark edges found in this decan. You could say this card is like a positive Pluto. Wealth! This card is about hard work paying off and prosperity. Karmically this card tells of many hard lives of hard graft

“To say that you have made a success is an understatement, but both you and I know that it was hard-earned. By the way, you have done this almost single-handedly too, with very little input from others.  This card can suggest that you have made many sacrifices or denied yourself freedom and spontaneity in order to achieve your goal or dream. You are not afraid of hard work even though you may miss out on fun in your life.” ~ teachmetarot. 

(Javon had not finished this part with the decans so credit is given to https://darkstarastrology.com/virgo-decan-2/)

Virgo Decan III  20º-30º

Sep 13 to 22

Virgo decan 3 is ruled by Mercury and Venus (Taurus triplicity). The Sun sails through the Lion, the Air Pump, the Great Ship, the Cup and the Great Bear from September 13 to 22. Here we find the famous sharp minds, researchers, perfectionists and organisers. There are some harsh and unfortunate stars here associated with natural disasters and death alongside the holy grail and the ships bellowing sails. It is fitting that this decan of Virgo contains such sharp contrasts since it is ruled by Mercury the mediator between the earth and the underworld. It’s very black and white here.

The unfortunate influence probably comes as a result of our Virgo’s not paying attention to natural law and working themselves into the ground. If one does not take control of regulating oneself, then something from theoutside will do it in a more dramatic way, similar to the effects of a Uranus transit. Mercury ruled Virgo decan 3 live on their nerves. They burn a lot of calories just worrying! Their mind is so white hot you can sometimes see quicksilver flashing behind their eyeballs. The problem with having such a strong mind is that their belief program then controls everything. A skeptical Virgo will be very hard to rewire and some find it really hard to trust their intuition, even though they actually have a very fine prophetic ability.

The big challenge for Virgo decan 3 is getting both sides of the brain working in balance. They should be naturals at this but somehow, in our left-brain dominated world, they have allowed that sharp logical side of their head to take over and not even for their own benefit. Virgo’s are prime workers since they are dutiful, self-sacrificial, have fantastic brains. Just what the power elite prey on. You can bet that successful IT companies are stuffed full of Virgo decan 3 drones working their magic, while their Pluto bosses take all the credit and lap up the profit.

The tarot card associated with this decan is the ten of pentacles. This decan of Virgo is probably the most commercially successful and this is reflected in the meaning of this card. It shows abundance, thriving, high achievement and solid foundations. Karmically this card can suggest marrying into money due to having had helped that family in a past life. “Here we are looking at success, prosperity and abundance on many levels.  This Card suggests you have done or will do very well for yourself, not by chance, but by working very hard to achieve it.  Wealth and strong financial security are indicated, and more than likely here to stay, as you have well prepared for this time and have done the essential groundwork.” ~ Teachmetarot

(Javon had not finished this part with the decans so credit is given to https://darkstarastrology.com/virgo-decan-3/)

The sign of Virgo is ruled by Mercury. Virgo is associated with Wednesday, Archangel Raphael, Seshat, Merlin, and Isis just to name a few figures in mythology. Physically, Virgo is related to the nerves and the digestive system. It is said to have a feminine nature and is, therefore, more reactive in its energy.

As an Earth (Hexahedron) sign, Virgo is connected with material things and practical manifestation, relating to work, the body and organization principle. As a Mutable sign it is versatile, adaptable and at times, dynamic. Their talent for criticism and scrutiny manifests as a gift for discernment and analysis for the purpose of improvement.

Planets in this sign express themselves in a perfectionist way and have a tendency towards both scrutiny and self-criticism. Most Virgo criticism and scrutiny comes from a place of love. They love so fiercely that they want what’s best for everyone that is important to them.

Virgo has a drive to work hard along with a strong motivation to be helpful and of service to people on an individual and collective level. The work principle is exalted in Virgo’s house, and there is a need to organize people socially in relation to work. There is a tendency to analyze everything and compartmentalize information. The rational mind is dominant, and greater balance could be achieved if the ability to allow fantasy and irrational impulses could be cultivated.

The role of Virgo’s energy is to be of meaningful service to their community. Virgo precision seeks to combine the highest of ideals with the most tangible and practical approach available.
While Virgo appreciates material items, like all earth signs, the energy that motivates Virgo is best satisfied when the outcome of their efforts benefits as many people as possible. Virgo energy doesn’t mind working hard provided that their time is not wasted. Virgo “hermit” energy can work tirelessly for hours without recognition provided the work is meaningful.

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House 6 Community/Service

Health, service, work, routine, dedication, process, organization. Ruled by Mercury. Element is Earth, Modality is Mutable.

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