Virgo, the Virgin, is the second sign of the Earth triplicity and the sixth sign of the tropical zodiac. The planet Mercury, governing our intellect and communicative faculties, rules Virgo, where tradition also places the house of his exaltation, so Virgins have a truly intellectual, critical and analytical approach to life. Communication is important and they love books, magazines, and writing. A critical eye for detail, combined with a ceaseless pursuit of perfection, endows Virgo with an irresistible urge to improve everything and everyone (whether they need it or not!).
The key phrase of Virgo is "I analyse". Virgos adapt to change instinctively and are responsive to the needs of others. They usually adapt to different people and changing circumstances by finding ways to make themselves useful. They are known to be meticulous and in their best form they are efficient and perform duties very well.
Adapt to Change
Virgo's world is subject to microscopic analysis and can become engrossed in trivialities, leading to worry and ill-health. Virgo bodies reject artificial medicines and foods. Food in general is harmful to them when upset or angry.
Normally, Virgo is health conscious and makes an effort to stay physically fit, becoming a picky eater, if not a food-faddist. Many adapt to routine exercise or other activities. This sign has a unique resistance to disease, once the mind is disciplined by becoming dispassionate in evaluating the performance of others as well as themselves. Foolish fears and apprehensions soon lead Virgo into early invalidism. They are also susceptible to suggestion, especially in health matters and should choose their doctor carefully.
Virgo Rules the Abdomen
Internally, Virgo rules the abdominal region, large and small intestines, spleen, solar plexus, lower lobes of the liver, pancreas, portal veins and has some influence on the generative organs. Externally, it rules the umbilicus, hands and nails. Structurally, it rules the carpal bones.
Health-conscious Virgo makes an effort to stay physically fit and Virgo people don't mind repetitive exercise routines, if they can see achievable outcomes. They enjoy tennis, racquetball, swimming, sailing, fishing, and biking, even though athletically they are not overly competitive. It's just that they always seek to perfect whatever skills they may have, primarily for the sake of doing a thing well. Talented in various crafts, dressmaking and designing, Virgo may also take a particular interest in such things as cartography, travel, and philately.
Virgo rules the sinuses, respiratory system and bowels. Colds, flu, allergies, problems with intestines and constipation are common Virgoan complaints. Black moods and despondency from time to time can adversely affect others in the vicinity. Traditionally, Virgo is a barren sign.
Shades of Virgo
Virgo rules the colours blue, yellow, grey, tan, navy and lilac. Virgo people also benefit from yellow, which inspires the mind and helps to offset the tendency to indolence and apathy.
The birthstone for Virgo is the blue sapphire. Virgo also responds to Zircon and Agate. Remember only to wear these stones if you want to bring their influence into your life. More about Gemstones and Astrology.
Flowers and Herbs
Aster, chrysanthemum, ivy, and fern.
Bach Flower Essences
- Intolerance, criticism, passes judgments, demands order.
- Self-blame, over conscientious, critical of others, exhaustion, over apologetic.
- Nux Vomica
- Used in the treatment of nausea, indigestion, "hangover headaches", insomnia.
Cell Salt: kali sulph
Healing Musical Note: C# (C sharp)
- Healing Aromas
- Caraway, clary sage, costmary, cypress, dill, fennel, lemon balm, honeysuckle, oak moss, patchouli.
- The main problem is digestion. Chew food thoroughly, eat at regular intervals and do not drink cold liquids with meals.
Virgos should not eat too many raw foods; vegetables should be lightly steamed for better assimilation. Eat greens like spinach, lettuce, green beans, as well as brown rice, bulghur wheat, millet and lentils to stabilize the blood sugar.
Water should be drunk at room temperature, as cold drinks will weaken the digestive powers.
Virgo tends to suffer from potassium deficiency. Foods like celery, tomatoes, apples and bananas are beneficial.
Susceptible Areas: Throat
- catarrh of the bowels, poor assimilation of food, colitis, diarrhoea, constipation;
- hypochondria, chronic disease;
- peritonitis, dysentery;
- hypoglycaemia or diabetes;
- food allergies.
- Karmic Tendencies
- Black moods; failure through perfectionism
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