Virgo archetype symbolizes the mind’s double edged quest for the ideal of perfection. While walking on Virgo’s developmental path, we simultaneously recognize that “God is in the details”, but that perfectionism sucks the joy out of work.
A planet or a house affected by this sign needs to pay attention to the details and seek perfection; at the same time it must maintain trust (a word favored by the opposing sign Pisces) that everything will work out fine, even if not 100% perfect.
It may be interesting to see where Virgo falls in your horoscope, as there you’ll need to “have it together”, seeing the details and ready to be the one to correct the situation when needed. If a significant number of planets occupy Virgo, then your path will be that of responsibility to detail, and an ongoing quest to improve yourself, others, or any project that you or they are working on.
It’s interesting that some people may be a complete master of detail in one area while quite relaxed in others. The psyche needs to balance somehow – so allowing relaxation is necessary. True masters of arts (including martial arts) report a combined state of relaxation and focus, an awareness of detail (Virgo) and the whole picture (Pisces). Perhaps this is the goal of the Virgin’s path.
I have Pisces rising and thus Virgo in the 7th house cusp – so for me, relationships open the door to the Virgo archetype. I do attract responsible, detail oriented people in my life, and I’ve learned and absorbed much of their positive characteristics over the years. People usually see me as detail oriented and organized – I’ve also had much attraction to people that have perfected a certain form of discipline, such as music, martial arts and meditation – these things all have to do with focus and attention to detail, but the masters are in complete, relaxed flow.
So look at your horoscope, see where Virgo falls in terms of a house cusp, and ask yourself “How does this life area open me to the archetypal growth path of Virgo?” Please feel free to email or comment to share what you see!