Virgo and Pisces

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Welcome. This is part of a series of articles on the Zodiac, written with tarot readers in mind. (I’ve also created a handy reference chart here to show the associations between the zodiac signs and the Major Arcana, which you can get here.)

In this article we’re exploring the final astrological pairing of Virgo and Pisces…


We’ve come a hell of a long way! We’ve covered identity, sensuality, education, creativity, connection, relationships, success…

I’m really excited to go over these last two signs with you today and complete the zodiacal picture :).

Virgo and Pisces

Virgo and Pisces

Hello to our last Earthy style – Virgo. It’s also our second Mercury ruled sign.

With Taurus we looked at sensuality and the value of the physical realm. With Capricorn it was about success and status and the drive to achieve.

Virgo takes the Earth element in another direction. Towards the application of skillful means.

There can be a meticulous aspect. Craftsmanship and dexterity.

Perfectionistic tendencies which lead to tactical finesse or even virtuosity.

It’s about the refining of processes. Mercury as discrimination. Everything in its right place.

It’s often a sign that’s given the label “organised”. While so many people with a Virgo Sun and a clutter-bombed house shake their heads unanimously!

Well, we all have lessons to learn and everyday Virgoan mastery often needs to be worked at rather than something that just comes easily 😉

It’s the mundane tasks of everyday life. The satisfaction of making lists and crossing everything off. The everyday routines, rituals and habits that keep the machine going.

It’s work. Not career or success. But the labour itself and how you have to go about life to get it all done.

It’s sustainability. Medicine, exercise and general practices of well-being.

Respect for the temple of the body. And the stewardship of the earth.

It’s kinda easy to see how this could become overkill. Anal retentive or control-freak behaviour.

Schedules and endless lists. Obsessively trying to keep everything completely tidy and organised and just so, in case the whole world falls apart..

We find potentials for reprieve in our final sign – Pisces.

Here we’re double ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. It’s also the last of the Water signs. We’ve peered into the depths and been taken by the Moon pulled tides. And with Pisces we meet oceanic consciousness.

The Jupiterian force of expansion transcends limits. Neptune dissolves them entirely.

Through Pisces we learn that there are no limits to the emotional experience. Neptune also gifts the Piscean style with transcendent imagination. It’s the dream of life and the experience of boundaryless self.

It’s the realm of the mystic and the altered states of consciousness achieved by certain drugs or alcohol (which of course are sacred in their own ways.).

Pisces is where personality and reality itself become fluid concepts to be navigated rather than fixed truths to be adhered to.

Sublime rapture and the ecstasy of divine universal love.

Or more simply our capacity for genuine empathy.

It’s a truly beautiful filter for reality.

But obviously living in a physical world, it’s not recommended that we submit entirely to the Piscean dimension. There’s the threat of the personality being entirely overwhelmed. Or becoming addicted to that blissful state of Oneness.

In worst case scenarios there can be an outright rejection of reality. (Since it’s all just an illusion anyway.)

We have to take what we can, drink from the Muse’s overflowing cup and keep in mind that we also exist on Earth. And that we need to remember to respect the body, the physical world and its everyday rituals.

Rather than become autonomy surrendering martyrs or obsessively enacting empty rites, we strike harmony when we find and then honour the mystery and magic in the mundane.

Make order from chaos.


 

He Died For Our Sins

Ok so here’s a secret.

I feel like Michael Jackson might have been quite a lot like Jesus.

He was misunderstood by so many in his time, preached compassion for humanity and the earth, and was pretty much crucified by society.

There’s no denying he was a musical genius. Well. People can deny it all they like… but then they would just be in denial!

In order to demonstrate his embodiment as the hard working mystic that is Virgo-Pisces, I thought it would be nice to share some of his quotes with you.

He had a Sun-Pluto conjunction in Virgo and the Moon in Pisces…

“In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. I mean, work like there’s no tomorrow. Train. Strive. I mean, really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it’s books or a floor to dance on or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it’s yours.”


“People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.”


“Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred.

In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing then it is the eternal dance of creation. The creator and creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing…and dancing…and dancing. Until there is only…the dance.”


 Oh, what the hell, let’s have a video too. One of my favourites:


Make it real

The cards for Virgo is The Hermit.
 
You might be forgiven for seeing the Hermit as something of an escapist archetype.
 
We actually already tend to see this card with a fairly Piscean lens – there being almost always talk about turning away from the world in order to gain some kind of critical spiritual insight.
 
But Virgo’s lessons are so much about being part of the world.
 
It’s evocative of the “householder” traditions of Buddhism and Hinduism.
 
Being a part of the society and maintaining an every day life, but engaging in spiritual practice. Being able to achieve enlightenment without becoming the wandering ascetic, a monk or a nun.
 
A spread for you to try out and journal with…

Virgo and Pisces

 

Card number 1 is the Hermit – as a significator.

2, 3 and 4 are randomly selected cards drawn from your deck, each providing advice for living an expansive spiritual life while in the physical world. 


There we have it!

Consider yourself initiated into the 12 signs of the zodiac 🙂

I hope that this information has helped to deepen your understanding.

And if you do know your own birth chart then maybe it’s highlighted some particular gifts or challenges for you.

If you wanted to dive deeper on a particular aspect of your own chart with me,we could always explore this through a custom astrology/tarot reading. All readings with me are on a “pay what you can” basis, so you can get deep personalised insight to assist you on your journey no matter what your budget.

I hope you’ll be inspired to investigate this whole astrology thing a bit further for yourself 🙂

 


 

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