Virgo and perfectionism
Virgo possesses an analytical ability above all other signs in the Zodiac, one that blesses them greatly. This ability to analyze their problems allows them to dive deep into them, and solve them. Not only does it allow us to solve our problems, but to heal from them. Virgo gets a bad rep, mostly for being too anal or opinionated. But Virgo serves as an essential capacity to life- the dichotomy between problems and solutions. Virgo acts not as a sign that is obssessed with problems, but solutions. It is, above all else, a healer.
As Virgo is inherently misunderstood in the astrological community, the perception of the sign worsens. But with all of Virgo’s capacity to solve problems, I think the core of the issue, both in Virgo and its perception, lies in perfectionism. And where does perfectionism come from? Denial. A key Pisces trait, the sign exactly opposite of Virgo. Here we can see that the signs, even as polar opposites, work together. They are just two sides of the same coin. They are not inherently the same, but they are. They are so blended together that it makes it hard to see or define which trait belongs to which sign. But this blend of the two, this cooperation, is exactly the “compromise” of any polarity or axis.
But back to perfectionism.
I propose this to you: Can there can a sense of “perfectness” in our problems? Can they be perfect as they are? Or does the perfectness lie the solving them, in the solution itself? We often think the solution is perfect, but it rarely ever works out as it does in our heads.
When we think of perfect and imperfect, we often think of ourselves, thoughts, morals, or actions. We rarely ever think of plants. We don’t look at a plant and go, “That’s an ugly plant.” or, “That’s a bad plant.” And wishing it to be something else, like an elephant, doesn’t make it so. So why do we look at ourselves, and our life, this way? We are perfect as we are, just like plants, and we grow continually, just like plants. That is grace, and that is mercy.
My point being, if Virgo is properly grounded (as it’s ruler is Mercury), it could be summed up as the phrase, “It is what it is; now what are you going to do about it?” That is what Virgo is here to do. To build. And in doing so, repair and heal.
They, like Pisces and Libra, possess an ability to see what is, as it is, and how it is. They also see what it could be. This ability comes with a cost, as all do. But that cost is so worth it.
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