Thursday, September 13, 2007

V is for Virgo

i don't usually focus so much on sun signs because i know that the whole birth chart is much more representative of a person. but i do have five planets in virgo, including the sun sign. i'm pretty darn virgo. i'm detail oriented, critical, nurturing, i don't like chaos, i have funky digestion, i'm pure (ha ha ha), analytical, and often times, worried. i like the wikipedia grab bag of descriptions for virgo:

"It is associated with purity and service. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a diligent, analytical, self-sufficient, controlled, orderly, and modest character. The Virgo person is practical, industrious, efficient, intelligent, full of sass, thorough, methodical, exacting, precise, detail-oriented, observant, work and service oriented, painstaking, pragmatic, discreet, health and cleanliness conscious, mentally active, and flexible."

full of sass!!!! yea, i like that.

i'm not an astrologer, though i value astrology and like to bring it into my tarot readings to a certain extent. my friend molly is an astrologer, an awesome one i might add. here is something molly has to say about saturn, which just moved into virgo on september 2 and will remain there for around 2.5 years:

"Saturn in Virgo challenges us to get our act together. The upside of Virgo is efficiency. We will all be looking for ways to simplify, make better use of our time. If your desk looks like a tornado hit it, or if you can’t cook a meal without bringing down a tower of unused dishes crashing down over your head, then maybe it’s time to really think about how you’re going to manage the material reality around you— Virgo is an earth sign, so we are dealing with physical “stuff.”

The downsides of Saturn in Virgo are criticism, worry and perfectionism. We want to get our act together, but not too together. Some folks will put off even starting to do the work it will take to achieve their heart’s desire, because of the fear that it’s too big, it will take too long, or the result won’t be good enough. Don’t be one of these folks. Just get something down on paper. Perfect or not. You have to start somewhere. Then you can nip, tuck, edit, revise, and perfect your ability as Saturn moves through Virgo. Study the how’s, the why’s, the details. Ask for constructive (Saturn) criticism (Virgo). Even if it hits you a little harshly (Saturn’s character is not gentle), it can be quite helpful if you are willing to put your ego aside and take the essence of it to heart. But don’t let destructive criticism stop you in your tracks. Some people have their own stuff going on that makes them lash out at others in a mean way. Don’t let it get to you."

please read molly's entire essay on saturn in virgo, as it affects all of us, not just the virgos. molly's forecasts are excellent as well. in fact, if you live in the charlottesville area, i'd recommend making an appointment with molly to learn about your birth chart, or your current transits.

i feel like i'm at a critical point in my own virgo life, a time where i absolutely must focus on doing the work that is important to me, the heart's work. not only must i do it, i must develop it into something that is a secure center of focus, not just a side show. i think i'm off to a good start.


Molly said...

Zoe, you're a superb specimen of Virgo. :) I'm glad you like my piece on Saturn in Virgo. Thanks for the links. And congratulations on your successful doula-ing last week!

Laura_M said...

Hooray for successful doula-ing!
Hooray for being full of sass, though I wouldn't necessarily describe you as full - perhaps pleasantly infused.
Lately I've been thinking about having Linda Diane do my chart.