Those with Virgo Rising approach life with a strong need to bring order to the external environment. Well mannered and polite, they may be perceived as nervous. Situations are dealt with cautiously, and only acting when there is sufficient knowledge of a situation. The analyst is always present and Virgo can juggle several thousand details around at once, and sort out any mess you care to mention. Sometimes, they don’t participate much verbally and may enter a certain situation with the intent to analyze and critique what is happening. Virgo usually projects sensitivity and shyness and unless they have the back-up of intellectual and professional skills it may be difficult for them to assert themselves in the right manner. With Virgo, it seems to me that everything they do in their tidy, capable, and healthy ways, is not because they need to be perfect but because it makes them feel good to do a good job. Since their prone to flapping over small things, the Virgoan should do things to the best of their ability and don’t obsess over things that are out of their control. Do everything right as best as you can. You might have to decide strategies to stop your brain from obsession over a zillion things and tossing them about within its walls.
Virgo rising makes faithful, skillful, and interesting partners. Marriage and independence are common themes, along with spirituality and materialism, morality or abandonment. Virgo struggles with these kinds of opposites throughout life. Often they will try to encompass one while completely sacrificing the other, and this causes crises to emerge as this sign adheres to making things complete and workable. Virgo devours every tidbit of science related to nutrition, aging, and health and beauty, but they are also influenced by traditional wisdom. They are health gurus and have an enormous impact on improving our health and well-being. They can be cutting edge with information, but they also love their down-to-earth remedies and will give us a roadmap of what to do and what not to do.
Virgos are discriminate and views life through reason using an intellectual framework. The preferred mode of expression is utilizing a systematic way of working, sorting, sifting, and editing. Unless something is done correctly and the right way, they are often far too self-critical. Virgo Rising approaches others with a keen sense of service and comes across as being kind, helpful, and useful. Being modest in demeanor these people seek to improve situations and develop a positively efficient personality. Virgo Rising tends to comment on what’s flawed, unworkable, ’needs seeing to’ and in need of fixing. In fact, they like to sort things out, see to all of those little details and develop better working practices. The Virgoan, though, can take mindfulness to extreme levels with an overdeveloped critical faculty. Moment by moment their judging, reviewing, looking at options, and making to-do-lists. It is hard for them to simply experience something without a critique as simple as “this tea is a bit cold.” It is hard to disengage from this constant mental habit.
Often the first response to a situation is to analyze and break it down, and if there is a problem, Virgo seeks to find the solution. A person with significant points in this sign have a fluid and flexible approach. Driven to practice and to hone their skills in private and isolation. Often this critical and orderly outlook, though, masks a fear of chaos and confusion. As a Virgo rising, I get obsessed with what people eat, when they exercise, and what they do first thing in the morning. I like to know about habits and routines in a day. I experiment with better ways of working and how to make a single day more productive. It’s a lifelong struggle to get it right, maybe even perfect. Virgo focuses on forming good habits rather than bad. Virgos know instinctively that the general state of our health is directly related to our consciousness. Our bodies constantly renew themselves, and our thoughts affect the regeneration of cells and organs positively. It is the magic side of Virgo that has the power of nature at her beck and call.
According to Pat Geisler:
The Ascendant shows, I think, what area in life will be an important function for you to develop and how you will do that. Virgo rising will have a health, efficiency, work, 6th house focus that will be there regardless of the Sun or Moon. Something about all that will be crucial. If the Ascendant is your “role” then the ruler is the “script” to follow.