Virgo energy wants to fix and perfect, even when something isn't broken yet because Virgo energy causes us to worry about all the things that could go wrong. For authors that means going over that text that flowed so easily and readily during the Leo cycle and cutting out anything that doesn't belong in the text. Virgo energy asks us to look at our values and beliefs while holding them up to scrutiny. Virgo energy cleans house, organizes and prepares for the colder months ahead. Virgo energy concludes the summer season and prepares us for the changes that occur during the autumn season. With Virgo energy it's time to balance the books, pay outstanding bills, fix any broken appliances as well as, clear up any communication that went haywire during the fun summer months.
Since Virgo is polar opposite to Pisces, Virgo delves into its spiritual side and looks for practical ways to serve the world. This might involve stepping away from the world and going off on a pilgrimage or participating in a silent retreat to find answers within. But Virgo can also roll up the sleeves and get involved in healing work, helping the neighbors get their lives together, or participating with a charity. Since Virgo rules Mercury along with Gemini, the Virgo energy might wish to get involved with communication (online, radio, or print). Or Virgo might wish to work behind the scenes proofreading and editing copy.
Look for the House in your chart with Virgo on the cusp and that's where you want to fix and perfect. This is where you desire to serve the Greater Good, this is where you strive for pure thoughts and clarity. Virgo is represented by the maiden or virgin, but this could also imply that we need to return to our own place of innocence before we became jaded, cynical, and nit-picky. The Virgo sector of our chart is also where we need space to breathe, think and just be. For instance if we have Virgo in the Fourth House we will want to live alone and work at home undisturbed. We would also want a clean, organized, and efficient home and settle for nothing less than what meets our ideals.
Virgo in the 8th House would imply that we delve into our subconscious mind to clean up and clear unworkable patterns and beliefs. We would criticize those sources or entities that provide for us financially whether that support comes from a spouse, family member or the government. This Virgo placement also wants to do everything for him or herself and work hard, even martyr oneself to succeed financially. This Virgo placement plays guilt games saying things, "Do I have to do everything myself?" "I will give you my last dollar, but..." And we end up feeling guilty and resentful here as the recipient and giver of this guilt.
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Ah, one other thing to watch out for now, is self-judgment and self-criticism. Remember that self-judgment only leads to self-negation and loathing. Be easy on yourself now. Fix what needs fixing and leave the rest alone. And accept yourself as a divine work-in-progress.