Songs of the Zodiac: Virgo
Virgo rules our mental and critical faculties. Within this personality is something of the craftsman in their being. With their eye for detail and the development of a routine, it helps to hone these skills into an intelligent synthesis. Popularly known as the sign of service, those with Virgo prominent need to affirm their sense of identity through their usefulness in society. One of Virgo’s skills is deciding what is useful and productive and what serves no purpose. The mantra of this Mercury ruled sign is drawn from their habitual way of life and that is to practice it, perfect it, and repeat it.
Virgo has the gift of discrimination, selection, analysis and prioritizing, systematically studying and categorizing virtually everything. Mercury signs process information, figure things out, obsess, analyze, worry, articulate, and are incessantly moving from thought to thought.
Virgo needs to refine and purify every last detail. Virgo needs to sort, sift, and surrender. Virgo needs to bring things together. Virgo needs to maximize the minimal. Virgo needs a toothbrush, the comb, and the floss. Virgo needs to be the humble healer and the sweetest servant. Virgo needs to be the helper and the one who shows the way. Virgo needs the recipe, the map and the directions. Surviving Saturn’s Return: Overcoming the Most Tumultuous Time of Your Life
To be a good Virgo, they require two things: analysis and synthesis. Sometimes, though, Virgo is so obsessed with details that it often misses the larger picture. Like a jigsaw puzzle, everything has to “fit.” Yet, Virgo likes to use its critiquing efforts to bring organization to chaos. Virgo will adapt to the environment and also tries to improve it. The individual harvests energy for the future, pruning away, focusing on a specific aim. The acquisition of knowledge and skills ensures that time is not wasted. Virgo also possesses strong instincts about what is healthy and unhealthy. According to Isabel Hickey, Virgo is the last of the personal signs and is the threshold of the birth of the inner man. The personality developed from Aries to Virgo; the soul developed from Virgo to Pisces.
No Work, All Play (Hilary Duff)