How well can you see in the dark? The sun is what our world revolves around, what gives our planet light, warmth and life. The light of the sun allows us to see and make sense of our surroundings. Every year, the Earth comes to the same spot relative to the Sun, and we have organized our calendars and celebrations to this cycle. As a result, our world figuratively and literally revolves around the Sun. The sign the Sun was in at your birth tells you what season your life revolves around, the way you individuate yourself, your own “light” that you shine forth.
Virgo is a nocturnal mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury, which means that a person born when the Sun was in Virgo individuates themselves in a way that is characteristic of Mercury – skillful, adaptive, innovative. It’s the sign of the perfectionist, the parsimonious, the practical, the hypochondriac, the hyper-tensive, the hyper-ventilating, the crafty, the critical, the calculating, the fussy, the fastidious and fault-finding. When the Sun is in Virgo, the Earth is in between seasons, and so all the mutable signs including Virgo are “in between” states, in transition. The transitional nature of Virgo is the the resumption of practical duties, a movement from vacation time with the Sun in Leo to going back to school or work, Sun in Virgo.
The symbol of Virgo is a virgin holding a sheaf of wheat. This is a throwback to when the harvest would be collected in this time of year, to take stock and prepare for the coming winter, at least in the northern hemisphere. But it also speaks to the practical, unglamorous nature of work, service, diligence, patience and prudence, tilling the earth, planting a seed, cultivating it, trying to make something grow. We even celebrate “Labor Day” every year while the Sun is in Virgo. So Virgos are known to be down to earth, concerned with practical considerations, facts and figures, even nitpicky and fussy, fidgety and neurotic, critical and discerning, hard workers, organizing and making things efficient. It’s a sign often associated with the medical field, health and nutrition, and more specifically rules the digestive system. This is interesting because the digestive system is what sorts out what the body does and doesn’t need, a very Virgoan process in the body.
This is especially true if you were born during the day and/or with Leo or Virgo Rising. If you were born at night, you may identify more with your Moon sign.
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