Virgo is the zodiac’s mutable Earth sign ruling the last days of Summer, heralding the harvest of all that has been produced and gathered in preparation for the coming of Fall. Known as the archetypal Maiden, this committed Servant takes pleasure in separating the “wheat from the chaff” to make useful all that as been collected for distribution.
Mercury, Messenger of the personal mind, rules Virgo/6th house, bringing the analytical mind of pure logic to methodically address all concerns to create order in life. Use of facts, details, and discrimination bring a conscientious approach to tackle the significant concerns of daily work, routine, health, exercise, and duties.
Integration of mind, body and spirit are of the utmost importance to this earthbound sign. The internal cycle is constant and on-going: digest, assimilate, and disseminate while using a keen eye to evaluate, fix, and best utilize all that is necessary for efficient use of energy and resources.
Virgo in its naturally shy state serves the cause with modest and practical helpfulness. Too much focus of a critical eye can be skeptical and perfectionistic with tunnel vision toward over-specialization in areas. Service without boundaries and self-care morphs into a feeling of indentured servitude, constantly laboring with no end in sight.
Humility with restraint help to craft, shape and facet the gems worthy of labor. The authentic Apprentice synthesizes integration of selflessness balanced with self healing.
In contrast, the deep water sign Pisces represents the Ocean-of-Oneness that calls us all to surrender our Soul to the divine. This 12th house Pisces grail is the final stage of evolution of the Self to transcend ego-identity barriers. Allowing our divine nature to merge with the greater flow toward spiritual union is our service to the collective.
The archetypes of multi-faceted and creative Pisces chameleons are many: Mystic, Poet, Actor, Savior, Patient. The siren call to tend to humanity’s suffering in a world of chaos leads one to a life of sacrifice and devotion. Navigating rough seas without faith and clear direction can leave one feeling victimized, lost, or forsaken.
Too much empathy without strong boundaries sweeps Pisces up into vast waves of uncertainty, becoming impressionable, gullible, and dependent with a vague sense of hopeless direction. Plunged under the weight of life’s harsh realities, Pisces can feel the need to escape this state of suffering and confusion, morphing into victimhood, addiction, enslavement, and sickness.
The essential nature of this emotional water sign is compassion fused with deep sensitivity/psychic abilities and sympathetic receptivity. The Pisces Dreamer is highly imaginative with a pulse on the needs of humanity in our worldly communal experience. Not forsaking the Self, and living in the here-and-now world, is the ultimate act of service for the Pisces Lover. With Spirit as the guide, the path of giving oneself over to pure acts of devotion is an all encompassing sacred labor of Love.
Written by: Corey Gilbert~ Astrological Counselor/Mentor