|#9, The Hermit who rules Virgo|
withdraws gains wisdom through for solitude
and introspection RWCS, US Games Edition
Virgos compartmentalize their feelings better than most of us and
|#1, The Magician governs Virgo's ruling planet,|
Mercury. The Magician is focused intention
and manifestation, "Wizard's Tarot" ©
by Corrine Kenner and John J. Blumen
With all these excellent qualities, why are Virgos the Zodiac's poster child for OCD? That would be because Virgos are perfectionists. Luckily, Virgos are also fair-minded and rarely ask more from anyone else than they are willing to give of themselves. They will also cut you a break. Of course, that's where we come back to the whole issue of being centered and grounded, isn't it? Ungrounded, Virgos can be nit-picking fussbudgets.
In tarot, Virgos are represented by #9 in the Major Arcana, The Hermit. This is not surprising given Virgo's hidden depths. The Hermit is a seeker of truth and often withdraws from life to sort out inner turmoil. He learns his lessons well and when he emerges from his self-imposed exile, he is both stronger and more insightful for his time in solitude. The Hermit, like a Virgo, will return to the world, holding up a lamp to light the way. They are not a guru, nor are they interested in becoming one. They simply light the path and it's up to you whether or not you choose to follow it.
Virgo is an earth sign and its members usually prefer the tones of terra firma around them - greens, browns, shades of yellow and orange, etc. Their ruling planet is Mercury, which governs communication. If you are in a relationship with a Virgo, honor their time and space while they are in exile. Likewise, insist they respect your need to be less than perfect and maybe just a tad bit messy.
Up Date for August 26, 2013 - Mercury entered Virgo on August 23rd and remains until the wee hours of September 9th!
Mercury in Virgo combines intellect with an appreciation for finely tuned systems. Expect a quicker than average grasp of patterns and rhythms, as well as an almost uncanny ability to refine and reduce the complex into the easily understood. Mercury is in its home sign and that means heightened communications all across the board.