Why I Love (and Need) Virgos

Why do I love and need Virgos?

  1. They are wise counselors who help us “keep it between the ditches.”
  2. They have the foresight to block the entrance to the road poorly chosen.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you…
~ Rudyard Kipling

Imagine a wild stallion in the chute at a rodeo. He wants out! If you’re one of those folks who identifies with the stallion, hunt down a Virgo and handcuff yourself to them. If they’re typical of the sign, they’ll hold you steady on the course even though you may be champing at the bit. 

Knight of Pentacles ~ Virgo

I was once fortunate enough to have two very wise Virgos holding the reins of my emotional reaction to an over-charged situation ~ one a minister and the other, interestingly enough, an agnostic. Virgos run the gamut in their beliefs just like all the signs.

I’d venture to say, however, that all Virgos have a great respect for facts .

Virgo instinctively knows (and is teaching us) that slow, steady, and prepared can pave the way to a more credible future. One wise Virgo counseled, don’t let your emotions rule your response, just as the other wise Virgo counseled, You can argue with emotion, but you can’t argue with facts.

If those are the kind of statements that make you want to pull your hair out and run madly into the street, write them down and put them where you can see them every day. And leave them there when you want to rip them down. Do a little arrrrrgh dance in front of them, but leave them up.

Remember that wild stallion at the rodeo imagery? Virgo can tame that stallion to the point where he doesn’t even have to hold the reins.

Patience + Practicality + Precision + Perfection = Credibility.

Rudyard Kipling, who wrote the poem If, was a Capricorn with Virgo Rising, according to his chart at AstroDataBank. If it’s been a while since you read the poem, take a quick read again. Just click on the quote above. It’s sage advice for any time.









19 thoughts on “Why I Love (and Need) Virgos

  1. This is really good to know. I am feeling like the stallion in the chute at the rodeo and my husband is nice and grounded – he is taurus with virgo rising (along with a stellium in virgo) and this doesn’t seem to phase him. I will keep this post in mind, I need to 🙂 thank you.

  2. I am one of those Virgos and it’s nice to see something positive about my sign rather than just that we like to line up our shoes. 😉

    1. Oh, Carol, you cracked me up! Of course, you like to do more than line up your shoes. I mean it when I say I love Virgos. Virgos can be an island of sanity that keep us from drowning in a sea of chaos. I give you guys 5 Stars.

  3. As an emotional Cancerian, I understand! I’ve loved this poem from many years ago, and often refer to it when I was about to “lose it”. Helps you maintain perspective and keep those ever-present emotional energies under control. I have some great Virgo friends, although I find that my Virgo friends have some water in their chart too, so they can understand where I’m coming from. 🙂

    1. This emotional crab had a tough time this past week, Kim, and the Virgos kept me out of the looney-bin. We need to give Virgos more credit when it comes to feelings. Their feelings run deep, but they are usually able to keep their emotions in check. I’ve found them to be very sensitive, caring souls. I’m holding on tight to the Virgos I’m lucky enough to have in my life.

  4. This Virgo Moon thanks you for your kind and insightful words … although, wait … my ducks are getting out of alignment … brb! *grin* This is a lovely post and a great introduction to this sign.

  5. Hi CJ, Back from my trip and catching up on the posts. I love your post on why we need Virgos, and it made me think that we need posts on why we need every sign. Helps us remember the positives about each sign. Too many times I say keep those “_____” away from me. Of course, more so because I am an emotional Cancer and go on my feelings first. LOL My head never gets a chance. I also have Saturn in Virgo, and Venus in Virgo so when it comes to romance no one would call me starry eyed. And my Saturn in Virgo helps me when I need to get things done.

    1. Welcome back, Susie! That’s an excellent idea to have something about why we love every sign. Each and every one of them should be celebrated. Sometimes we forget that if we dis a sign, we’re actually dissing a part of ourselves since we’re all made up of every sign.

  6. Another Virgo here. As someone dealing with an Aries who is trying to avoid communicating it is good to hear someone who agrees that holding the course with someone who is AWOL is the right thing to do. It doesn’t help that not only is he dealing with a Saturn return but, Uranus has been messing with his sun for awhile now. I am hoping that by December it will begin to straighten out, and he will decide to come out of the trenches. Unusual for an Aries to not know which way is up, they don’t do indecision well.

    1. Uranus in Aries is such a wild configuration, William. With Saturn opposing Aries, this is a real push me/pull me energy. Being stymied is hard on everyone, but for Aries (and the cardinal, let’s get going signs) it’s truly disconcerting. What you said about December reminds me of an old Merle Haggard song, If We Make it Through December…everything’s gonna be allright I know…got plans to be in a warmer town come summertime. If we make it through December we’ll be fine.” I hope so.

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