Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs
The Sun in Virgo
The Sun in Virgo
The Sun in astrology symbolizes the core essence of who you are – your individuality and sense of self. Your Sun Sign is of major importance. The Sun in Virgo describes what is likely to motivate you, and why.
Understanding and developing these aspects of self will help develop a sense of authenticity. Exploring the house in which your Sun is found will give even greater detail.
If you do not feel much like your Sun Sign, then consider – Are giving yourself permission to be who you truly need to be?
Keywords: Discrimination, Service, Practicality, Analysis
Functional Expression: helpful, modest, sharp, discerning, calm, organized, responsible, close to nature.
Dysfunctional Expression: critical, lazy, servile, scattered, forgetful, confused, nervous, stressed.
Practical and Analytical Skills
Toward the end of the month of August, the Sun leaves Leo and enters the sign of Virgo. After the pomp and grandeur of Its journey through Leo, the Sun in Virgo brings its focus to more practical concerns.
Those born with the Sun in Virgo are often motivated by an urge to find practical outlets for skills, talents and abilities, with an emphasis on being useful. Consequently, they can be humble, and at times self-effacing.
It is the natural counterbalance for all the hubris of Leo. The creativity expressed through Leo must be channelled in Virgo so that something can be harvested from all the growth that has occurred. The urge to be of service is often paramount, and Virgos tend to be driven more by the need to be useful than the need to be recognized.
From this perspective, Virgo is especially concerned with processes of discrimination and synthesis. Virgo symbolically represents the integration of material resources so that these can be most effectively used.
Accordingly, Virgo is concerned with efficiency, practicality and economy of means. This can be expressed on either physical and intellectual levels, both internally through the mind or externally through results.
As a Mutable sign, Virgo is also characterized by qualities of duality, so that those with the Sun in Virgo tends to have dual strengths. They often have the ability to blend logical analysis with practical knowhow, combining a sharp intellect with solid skills.
Practicality and usefulness are essential attributes of this sign. As an Earth sign, Virgo is apt to prefer grounded, no-nonsense ways of making things happen. Not all Virgos take the most practical path, but nearly all are solution-focussed.
Virgo will often prefer to contribute from the sidelines, assisting others to achieve tangible results. Virgoans often do best working behind the scenes, lending quality control, practical efficiency and detailed help to achieve the most efficient and well-organized result.
With the Sun in Virgo there is often the practical planning and attention-to-detail necessary to make things happen. The ability to focus on what is essential and necessary is one of the great strengths of this sign.
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The Urge to Improve
Those with the Sun in Virgo usually seek to improve and refine whatever is at hand.
The process of discrimination is fundamental to this sign. On an external level, this can occur in obvious ways. Virgos want to make their environment as functional as possible. There is good reason for Virgo to have earned a reputation for cleanliness and order.
Virgo is traditionally associated with lists, details and protocols, and many (though not all) Virgoans will not feel comfortable unless a well-organized routine and structure is put into place.
Yet not all Virgoans display the characteristics of neatness and tidiness. For other Virgoans discrimination and order may be important on mental or psychological levels.
They become rigourous about mental pursuits or maintaining a healthy body/mind. To outward appearances they seem to live messy or chaotic lives, but internally they know what their goals are and how they will be realized.
As this is also a sign of mental acuity, many Virgoans are blessed with a sharp, critical mind. Sun in Virgo often gives a strong capacity for rational analysis. The ability to pull something apart into its’ component pieces, see how they fit or work, and then put them back together is often pronounced. Usually they deliver a more refined or improved version, so that system-thinking and analysis is often an innate talent. They make great problem-solvers.
Virgos can specialize in minutiae, clarity and detail. Few things escape their laser-like assessment once fully engaged with whatever is before them. They may excel in synthesis, editing and task prioritization.
The analytical side of this sign works well with their practical efficiency, again earning Virgo a reputation for organization and detail. Their mental acuity works best when there is something tangible to focus upon. Those with the Sun in Virgo are able to make an enormous contribution to whatever field of endeavour they are working in through their unique skillset.
They tend to make valuable employees and useful friends, owing to their capacity to dissect a problem, organize it, and then suggest practical ways to get the ensuing job done.
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Virgo is also a sign of manual dexterity. Many Virgoans are naturally good at, and drawn toward, working on problems that require practical solutions through analysis, diagnosis and reconfiguration.
This can range from problems to do with patchwork and quilting, (Virgo is the sign of crafts), to problems with engines, plumbing, designs and operational management.
Virgo is all about system thinking, and solving complex problems in practical ways is a Virgo specialty. Many excellent PA’s and event planners are born under this sign. The planetary ruler of Virgo – Mercury – lends the ability to break down complex problems through a thorough analysis of a situation, before finding a resolution based on synthesis of detail.
The great gift of Virgo is the ability to translate many elements into a cohesive and workable form. By synthesizing information, details and protocol, those with the Sun in Virgo make best use of whatever is before them.
Through the influence of Mercury, communication skills can also be pronounced. Mercury is concerned with the translation of information, disseminating what has been gathered in some tangible form.
It is at the level of processing and defining data, ideas and information that Virgo excels.
Furthermore, Virgo is associated with wit. Many fine writers have Virgo prominent in their chart, for this sign lends both humour and the ability to observe others with precision and detail.
Virgoans have the ability to describe an individual or scene precisely, doing so in the most economical or efficient means.
By communicating with the utmost precision, Virgoans can easily get their point across. Distilling language down into its essential form means the words that are used have maximum impact.
Tendencies to Worry
This mental acuity however gives rise to another well-known Virgoan tendency. With the Sun in Virgo there can be a propensity to worry and criticize, for the innate need to categorize everything in a logical fashion that can lead to constantly trying to sort, compare and rate the world them.
One of the great challenges of this sign is the tendency to over-analyze. Virgos are inclined to worry over intangibles that cannot, in fact, be changed. They have very busy, active minds and it is essential that they find practical ways to ground and release this metal energy for their physical and emotional well-being.
When anxious, they tend to withdraw and become self-contained. Sun in Virgo are not typically inclined to dramatize or seek attention. They usually prefer to deal with their problems in their own way, so that those close to them may have no idea about what is actually going on.
This tendency to “hold energy” is where the problems with their analytical mind begins. When there isn’t something external to focus their upon, Virgoans tends to turn their analytical impulses against themselves. They start worrying, trying to pick themselves and other people apart, to find what they believe must be the inevitable flaw.
If there is no category to place experiences or people into, they can then become edgy. Typically, they tend to prefer have a plan. When they do not have a plan or system to fall back on they can fall victim to obsessive thoughts about what ‘may’ happen.
Yet life is made up of a myriad of unpredictable moments. To defend themselves from the perceived threat of chaos, Virgoans often try to “organize” the intangible. This then becomes a real problem, leading to excess stress and mental exhaustion based on repetitive worrying.
Problems with the stomach and digestive tract can occur as a direct consequence of all this nervous energy.
It is useful for those with the Sun in Virgo to remember that they are better off with a project to work on. Rather than trying to plan what essentially cannot be controlled, they should channel this nervous energy into something tangible – a project, a problem, a hobby or a pet. It is far better to rearrange their cupboards than lie awake worrying night after night .
In this way they can maintain the delicate balance between pragmatism and analysis needed to stay harmoniously self-contained.
With the urge to ‘do’ and ‘make’ as forceful as their urge to ‘think’ and ‘analyse’, Virgos in fact delight in all crafts where they can create something useful or beautiful out of raw materials and the application of ingenuity. The sign has a deep connection with the produce of the earth and taken as the herald of the harvest Virgo expresses the principle of gathering in and organising the fruits of labour. – Deb Houlding
Humble by Nature
Virgo is a sensitive and discrete sign, not given to dramatic displays. They are likely to value humility and a “can-do” attitude over grandiose gestures.
Yet Virgo must be on guard against a tendency to always put themselves last. Their need to be of service, and at the same time self-effacing, can mean they end up in situations of servitude for which they are never properly thanked.
It is important for Virgo to identify their wealth of practical and analytical abilities, and gain recognition for the hard work they do. While they may not require applause, they do need to acknowledge to themselves how capable they are.
Virgos often demonstrate their talents in a myriad of understated yet extremely effective ways. They can let themselves be manipulated through feelings of obligation, believing that service is a duty that requires no reward. Consequently they can find themselves in situations where they are being taken advantage of. For these reasons it is extremely important that Virgos recognize their contribution and enjoy the benefits of their hard work too!
With all this in mind, Virgo is nonetheless an Earth sign. The sensual aspect of this sign is often overlooked.
Many with the Sun in Virgo have a strong interest in the the body, and take much delight in sensual distractions. This could range from the hedonist who secretly balances wild weekends with a mid-week detox regimes to the yoga enthusiast who takes great pleasure in perfecting her “Salute to The Sun”.
This is the sign of mind/body synthesis, and any activity that fuses mind with body will be especially beneficial. In many ways, Virgoans tend to have a healthy awareness of their own body and its needs. By attending to their body and taking time out for fun, Virgos can connect to the essence of who they are, maintaining good health and happy relationships without an obsessive need for routine .
However they choose to indulge, moderation is key. Any excess will be felt immediately. Many Virgoans have an innate interest in herbs, vitamins, nutrition and self-care. They tend to gravitate toward fresh, healthy foods, regular supplements and health-care routines.
With the Sun in Virgo, the body is a temple, and they can honour this sacred space through developing healthy routines as well as indulging in all the good things that life has to offer.
Sun in Virgo: The Virgo Solar Journey
Born with the Sun in Virgo, you are gifted with the ability to find practical solutions to complex problems. You bring the skills necessary to realize what would otherwise only be a magnificent, yet unattained, plan. Your concern with practical efficiency, usefulness and economy of means marries well with your analytic tendencies and attention to detail.
It is important that you find external avenues for your busy and discriminating mind. Otherwise you risk depleting your mental and physical energies through constant worry and self-doubt. Your challenge is to make full use of your grounded practicality without letting fear of the intangible, or of the unknown, get in your way. By recognising your talents and abilities you can enjoy the recognition for a job well done, and the inward satisfaction of knowing you have been of service