Stepping Through a Virgo Door

The White Door

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“I was looking for the key for years
But the door was always open”
― Aravind Adiga

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It really needs replacing,

it’s knackered,

it is glued together with layers of paint,

so stripping it before repainting it was not an option,

but even though it is falling apart there’s something about it which says…

something that a person infused with Virgo might understand.

Don’t give up on me,

I may not be perfect (the kind of perfect which you’d like me to be for you, designed for your particular ideal of perfection),

but

perfect ain’t all it claims to be!

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embrace the pain

(those with Pluto in Virgo tend to transform an imperfection like pain into fuel for transformation)

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People often associate Virgo with perfectionism,

that’s not an erroneous association

however

it can be a misleading one if you apply your own sign’s ideals of what perfect is to those of Virgo.

And let’s face it, most of our opinions about other signs are based upon what our sign thinks of those signs, what we project and transfer onto them (which is often stuff we don’t want but that stuff needs to go somewhere so we give it away generously) – even astrologers do this to a degree while trying to be neutral.

Yes,

Virgo is seeking perfection,

but those with a heavy dose of the sign may surprise you and your vision of perfection (which you’re applying to them while judging them for what you’re applying to them) by their personal approach to perfection which may include thinking that some shabby old tat which you would throw into the garbage or recycling bin without a second thought is perfect… it’s perfect because it is shabby old tat and Virgo quite likes saving and restoring things like that.

Because Virgo, just like all the other signs, holds within it elements of its opposing sign, and in Virgo’s case that would be Pisces who lives in a world of dreamy wonder where shabby old tat is equal to the treasures of Ali Baba.

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Virgo season

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Behind the Virgo purist’s white door could be a thousand and one nights of tatty treasures which they’ve rescued from the scrap heap. Things which other signs threw out without a second thought…

that blouse which got a stain on it and so Leo could no longer wear it (and couldn’t be bothered to have it cleaned pristine again because they’d worn it once and couldn’t be seen in it again)…

that Welsh dresser which wobbled because the floor was crooked but Libra blamed the imbalance on the dresser because it did in all fairness seem to be the dresser’s fault…

that painting which was bought by a Scorpio ex which had to be thrown out once the ex became an ex…

that person which Aquarius deemed not humanitarian enough for them to keep chilling with…

that goldfish which gave Cancer the side-eye… which Cancer thoughtfully took to an animal shelter (it couldn’t take it back to the pet shop where it bought it just in case the people in the pet shop thought Cancer was being insensitive)…

that fluffy jumper which Taurus had to have that cost a fortune but then irritated their skin, so it had to go because the other option (removing skin) was rather drastic and Taurus doesn’t do that kind of thing…

Virgo rescued those and found a new place for them…

Of course… I’m making Virgo sound like a re-purposing saint and Virgo is not that at all,

although catch a Virgo who is ailing due to some pain or another and you may find them playing the martyr aiming at getting a sainthood (which they’ve totally earned – don’t challenge them on this Gemini because your mind may be quick but you don’t have the stamina to see this battle through!)

frankly Virgo hates being Virgo sometimes because the whole ‘serve or suffer’ theme of the sign is bloody annoying to the sign…

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Errorist

(This is Virgo – just don’t tell Virgo that this is Virgo)

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Why am I writing this?

Because I have Virgo rising (as well as Moon and Pluto in Virgo) and we’ve just entered Virgo season… which means the Sun, Mercury and some other planets (like Jupiter, atm) are plotting their course through the sign and triggering all sorts of Virgo themed rides to be taken whether you queued up to get on them or not.

I’m a Sun sign Capricorn (which is sometimes considered akin to saying I was born under a bad sign with a blue moon in my eye…

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…love that song…

I happen to have happened to know a member of the band which sang that song and this person happens to be a flibbertigibbet of a Cap – bet you never expected that word and that sign to go together…)

So being an Earthy sun with an Earthy rising sign and Moon…

I love getting my hands dirty…

and finding treasures in that dirt.

Things which others have discarded because…

they became tarnished somehow…

got chipped…

cracked…

damaged…

damaged people love damaged things…

they can appreciate the parts which are strong because of the damage

they focus on what’s right rather than what’s wrong…

what has staying power…

what can withstand being thrown away, rejected, and deemed imperfect by others…

or something like that…

but damaged people don’t always like other damaged people especially if your damage is the kind of damaged which passes damage on…

Virgo is very particular…

in a logical analysis sort of manner…

don’t try and get away with something which is dodgy if a Virgo type is watching you

wait until the person guarding the watchtower is an Aries because they’re probably distracted by some passing passion, like arguing with someone online (on that cell phone they smuggled in because no one can tell them what they can or can’t have while on watch duty!)

if they let you get away with it… it’s because it serves them and maybe others to do so.

Don’t push your luck (unless you’re a Sagittarius)!

If you think Scorpio has a sting, wait until a Virgo decides not to let you get away with something you thought they hadn’t noticed you were doing… because you’re such a clever trickster!

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a man convinced against his will

(did you really convince them or were they just pretending to be convinced and convinced you of it… just to shut you up because you were going on and on and on…?)

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Happy Virgo Season to those who are Virgo inclined!

To those who aren’t… enjoy the harvest anyway!

If you’re into astrology (and frankly I don’t care if you are or not because it’s just a theory and so not worth getting in a tizzy about), you might enjoy this…

as I have, it’s given me a lot of food for thought while I’ve been doing repairs on my home…

What Words Are Overused By the Various Signs?

A day after I read this post (and chatted with myself about it it while painting the door in the pic) someone commented on one of my Capricorn posts stressing that the Capricorns they’ve known use a certain word a lot – compatible – a word which I only use when discussing relationships between signs with people who comment on my Capricorn posts (who usually aren’t Capricorns). It’s not a typical word for me to use other than when I’m talking to people who are using Sun sign astrology when they probably should be using relationship psychology instead.

And should probably be focusing on themselves rather than on their Capricorn…

But hey…

ho…

human!

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