As a sign, Virgo represents the most crucial part of one’s growth: one’s training, personal development, and work efforts. The consequences of ignoring this area of life are severe; in fact, it is believed to have a significant impact on the job market in society. Skipping the apprenticeship phase of life and this extremely important phase of personal growth leads to large numbers of people feeling incapable, untrained, and lacking in specialisation (jobless). What matters most is not just getting a good handle on basic life skills, but also filling one’s head with knowledge that can be put to use in the real world, and especially when it comes to giving back to society. The Virgoan energy on the horoscope governs sensibility, and all the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) govern common sense; this zodiacal region is not necessarily about getting everything perfectly right, but rather, about undertaking whatever is being done, in the right way.
Those born under the sign of Virgo are known for their meticulous attention to detail and ability to set up efficient, well-organized systems. Whether discussing Virgo or its opposite sign, Pisces, the word “service” appears frequently in analyses. One starts to think service is where true fulfilment is actually realised, and thus the essence of this axis. There is a wonderful sense of wholeness, purity, and beauty in the various interpretations of these two signs, which themselves reflect on the act of being both self-serving and selfless.
What role does the need for solitude shared by Virgo and Pisces in their desire to help others? Perhaps it’s all a reflection of the need to recharge batteries, given how strongly they feel driven to channel their vitality into helping endeavours; many of these people work in the service sector like social and health care, animal care, and wildlife conservation. Or, for Pisces in particular, when engaged in creative or mystical practices, a profound tuning into the mind of the collective. Still, Virgo’s ultimate goal is to become an independent person, which usually entails attending to their own needs, so they place an emphasis on keeping a clean and healthy living space, eating well, getting regular exercise, and otherwise looking out for themselves so that they can be at their best when they serve others.
Despite their shared characteristics, Virgo and Pisces are still considered to be opposite signs. While they will likely never fully understand one another, they are beautiful complements to one another on the great wheel of life. In contrast to the methodical Virgo, who meticulously sews, tailors, and divides the material world into manageable chunks, we usually find the free-floating Pisces giving up their sense of self, giving up their life for others, and often losing their own identity in the process. Moreover, Virgo makes every effort to learn, dissect and understand life’s underpinnings; this is a symbol of selfless service to others. When Pisces is at its best, it dissolves barriers and represents the aesthetic, the humanitarian, the spiritual, and the charitable.