Symbol – The Virgin/Maiden
Higher Mantra – ‘I am the Mother and the Child. I, God, I, matter am’.
Lower Mantra – ‘Let matter reign.’
Traditional ruler – Mercury
Esoteric Ruler – Moon
Rays – 2 and 6
Virgo is an interesting sign and perhaps gets a bad rap at times, just like Scorpio. Yes, Virgo people or those influenced by Virgo can be analytical and might easily be critical with others, but that’s because they are meant to.
Mercury, rules Virgo traditionally, the great planet related to mind and speech. Virgo people have alert minds and are very mentally active. Yet one of the true gifts of this sign comes from their ability to organise physical form around them. They are here to organise and purify the environment around them (including themselves). To do that, they need to see where the faults are and look to fix them. With unhappy or negative Virgoans, this can come out as criticism.
They are a mutable earth sign, which means they are actually quite changeable. They are accused of needing routine, yet they are mutable which means change is very necessary to them to prevent them from getting bored. Add to that an active mind, and we can see some restlessness.
Thankfully they find solace with the earth itself. I know a few Virgoans who have a deep connection to the earth. They do yoga, are into crystals, healing and generally love nature and the physical environment around them. They combine mind and physical quite well.
Interestingly, the moon itself rules Virgo on the Soul level. The best example of this that I have seen was Freddie Mercury himself. Few would realise that he was a Virgo and was supposedly, at times, quite shy off the stage. Freddie used his Soul nature to perfect effect, using the influence of the moon to sing each emotion to perfect control and connect with the audience in the deepest way.
If your Moon is in Virgo, then your emotional nature could be like the above, changeable yet down to earth. If harnessed and in control, you can use it to amazing effect.
If your ascendant is in Virgo (only known with a correct birth time), then your personality will generally be quite changeable, not in an outlandish way, but in an understated earthy way. You will be bound by service to others, as this is a sign of service to other people.