The word Zodiac literally means animals and refers to the patterns or configurations of creatures as seen in the twinkling stars at night. The Zodiac belt is the great circle around which our luminescent Sun apparently moves month by month throughout the year, transceiving the energy of those different constellational signs and thereby transmitting the celestial radiations to our Earth. Broadly speaking, the 12 signs of the Zodiac can be divided into both masculine and feminine, positive and negative, or, active and passive. The masculine signs are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius, whereas the feminine signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.
Virgo is an Earth sign, with a need for solid ground and form. Ruled by shape-shifting Mercury, Virgo works hard to stability. This sign analyzes and organizes life; the goal is to build a firm foundation. A good educational background is important to the Virgo. Mutable' motivation surfaces in the form of helping, teamwork and cooperation. Humbleness and the ability to work behind the scenes, without complaining, often cause Virgos to miss more opportunities than they should. A dose of self-confidence helps Virgo promote what he or she has to offer. Virgo gets stuck if he or she expresses too much earthy energy. He or she may try too hard. When frustrated, Virgo can get trapped in that notorious perfectionism. Because of the desire for security, Virgo may worry constantly about work: What if they don't need me anymore? What if I make a mistake? Balance comes with trusting that he or she will be OK and that imperfection is only human!
The Positive Side of Virgo
The person born under the sign of Virgo is generally a busy person. He knows how to arrange and organize things. He is a good planner. Above all, he is practical and is not afraid of hard work. The person born under this sign, Virgo, knows how to attain what he desires. He sticks with something until it is finished. He never shirks his duties, and can always be depended upon. The Virgo person can be thoroughly trusted at all times. The man or woman born under this sign tries to do everything to perfection. He doesn’t believe in doing anything half-way. He always aims for the top. He is the sort of a person who is constantly striving to better himself-not because he wants more money or glory, but because it gives him a feeling of accomplishment. The Virgo man or woman is a very observant person. He is sensitive to how others feel, and can see things below the surface of a situation. He usually puts this talent to constructive use. It is not difficult for the Virgoan to be open and earnest. He believes in pitting his cards on the table. He is never secretive or under-handed. He’s as good as his word. The Virgo person is generally plain-spoken and down-to-earth. He has no trouble in expressing himself. The Virgo person likes to keep up to date on new developments in his particular field. Well informed, sometimes has a keen interest in the arts of literature. What he knows, he knows well. His ability to use his critical faculties is well-developed and
sometimes startles others because of its accuracy. The Virgoan adheres to a moderate way
The Negative Side of Virgo:
Sometimes a Virgo person is too critical. He thinks that only he can do something the way should be done. Whatever anyone else does is inferior. He can be rather annoying in the way he quibbles over insignificant details. In telling others how things should be done, he can be rather tactless and mean. Some Virgos seem rather emotionless and cool. They feel emotional involvement is beneath them. They are sometimes too tidy, too neat. With money they can be rather miserly. Some try to force their opinions and ideas on others.
Duality wants to move equally among all options, but earth wants to be heavy, solid and still. Combining these two in a single sign which is what Virgo does is a challenging task. You can envision the dual earth of Virgo as something like an earthquake, the earth attempting to move in many directions at one. This sign is particularly well suited for exploring every option (dual) of practical and economic topics (earth).