Happy Birthday, Virgo.
There is a DASH of “Felix Unger” to Virgo that I’ve never personally grooved to…that said: my daughter, my best friend, my business partner (one of them) and scores of everyone I know OWNS a Virgo Moon…or more precisely, their Virgo moons OWN Them (the moon equates to sort of what you do on ‘auto pilot’…) so having said that the Universe must indeed be sending me these individuals to help me straighten up my scattered life.
It works for them, because Virgo Sun and Virgo Moon always like to be of some use. They need to be needed as acutely as Pisces, their opposite sign.
Virgo is analytical and loves to make check lists. They make lists of their check lists. And, they feel compelled to go over them with you, too. Again and again and again.
They are ‘CONSTRUCTIVELY’ critical, but, before you haul off and hit them in the head with the nearest object NOT nailed down–remember that they are probably harder on themselves than they would be on anyone else. Ridden with anxiety, they strive for perfection in what they do. ….And, they’d like to help you do it, too (whether you want the help or not is irrelevant). And, they may very well be correct.
Of course, personal points: Sun, Moon, Midheaven, Node (of the moon–mathematical derivative), Ascendant (some astrologers refer to this as ‘rising sign’) are modified by aspect to one another, sign compatibility within one’s own chart—and oodles of other tiny details (Virgo–you should relish this part) that flavour the individual. Hence, if you were to read a cookbook and added cloves instead of a clove of garlic to spice up your spaghetti….well, you’re going to be in for an interesting experience.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury. Sort of a code share (too many flights) with Gemini. The difference, although both signs are mutable in nature (sort of preferring to address the progress of a situation by responding rather than initiating the action), is that Gemini has a Hell of a lot of irresponsible fun doing whatever it is and probably lacks the patience to see the task through to completion. Virgo does not. Unfortunately, they can beat a dead horse and not know when to ‘Drop It.’ Many astrologers correlate Virgo more to an energy blend of Vesta/Pallas (asteroids: see Martha Lang Westcott (Treehouse Mountain Press) for more details on how these space rocks tattle on all our dirty little secrets……and you Scorpios out there have all just perked up–ha, ha) with a dash of Dr. Spock thrown in for good measure.
The sign governs the sixth house of the zodiac traditionally (although it will vary within your own chart based upon your Ascendant/ Midheaven and any interceptions that you might have based on your time and place of birth). The sixth house rules one’s health, nutritional interests, exercise routines, duties that are often unappreciated by those around you, but that MUST be done. Clerical issues, filing, dentistry, daily chores–chop wood carry water.
The sun entered Virgo on 22 August this year at 2:02 PM EST and will depart (quietly) on 22 September at 11:45 AM EST. Now, since Virgo does enjoy the nitty gritty of it all, this timing WILL vary EVERY year. Therefore, if you are born on the 22nd, it would be ADVISED to check your time/date/place vs. Greenwich Meantime (GMT) because 29 degrees of Leo/Libra is much MUCH different than 0 degrees of Virgo/Libra. (People throw that: ‘Oh, I was born on the cusp” line around like ‘The check is in the mail.’ Don’t even go there.)
Martha Lang Westcott (Tree House Mountain Press)