If you’ve spent much time studying Virgo or spent time with an actual Virgo, you’re probably acquainted with the reputation of “clean-freak” they’ve been given. It’s not necessarily true ~ every Virgo isn’t a clean-freak ~ but cleanliness does fall under Virgo’s rulership. The cleaning isn’t superficial. It’s meticulous ~ all the way down to scrubbing the corners.
There’s something very rewarding about scrubbing out the corners every once in a while ~ even metaphysical or metaphorical corners. Once you’ve dragged yourself toward getting started (which can take days, weeks, or months), and then immersed yourself in the “I’ll get that hateful speck of gross grunge out of that corner if it kills me!,” attacking it with a toothbrush, ice pick, comet-laced dynamite, or whatever it takes to get rid of it, it just feels good to lean back and enjoy the clean. You might be filthy from head to toe and the rest of the room may be covered with the debris of your efforts, but the corner is clean. Sometimes you have to make a mess to clean something up, right?
But Virgo’s clean-up duties go much farther than the corners. Virgo’s ruler, Mercury, is the messenger of the gods. Is your Sun messy, or your Mars? What about your 4th house or your Ascendant? Mercury is going to send you the message first. First Thought ~ that’s Mercury. He moves so quickly, you may not even notice the first thought flitting through your head. Delivered, and gone! That’s his style. Mercury tells Virgo to scrub the corners. Virgo says, “Hey, this is a bigger job than I initially thought. We need some help around here!” Then the big boys move in for the major overhauls ~ Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. You thought Virgo was tough? The big boys are capable of giving you some major housecleaning blues.
So, while Virgo ~ through Mercury ~ tells us to brush our teeth for the “minty fresh clean,” Saturn tells you to get a water-pik, Uranus gives you a sudden ache that you can’t ignore, Neptune has you sitting in the dentist’s chair getting a movie-star smile, and Pluto…well, I don’t want to think about what Pluto might do.
You can take this example and apply it to anything ~ your car, your home, your marriage, career, your network of friends ~ it doesn’t matter. Virgo’s attention to detail is going to see the first flaw, and run a message via Mercury over to whomever is in charge of that department. If you keep it clean every day, the major overhaul is going to go a lot more smoothly.
I stumbled across this video and just had to share it with you. It’s the inspiration for this post, and the title of the post is borrowed from the song title, “Housecleaning Blues,” performed by Tess Wiley. Anyone immersed in the daily chores of Virgo will certainly get this, but there’s a deeper message here, too. As Tess says, “I know I’ll feel better when it’s been done.”
You can learn more about the artist, Tess Wiley, on her website and listen to her music on youtube. If you enjoyed this home-made video, you’ll probably really like her Raise Your Hand video. If you like the video, click on the link to her site. Let her know you’re listening.
TIP: For getting down and dirty with housecleaning, put on music that gets you moving. It makes the whole experience a lot more “fun.”