virgo sun

RULER : Mercury

EXALTATION : Mercury

DETRIMENT : Jupiter , Neptune

FALL : Venus

ELEMENT: earth

MODALITY: mutable

AIM : perfection

STRATEGY : analysis and precision

SHADOW : self-doubt and fussiness

ARCHETYPES: the analyst - the servant - the artisan - the critic - the perfectionist - the healer - the administrator - the veterinarian - the collector - the technician - the martyr - the drudge - the whiner - the fault-finder - the prude 

ENERGY IN ALIGNMENT : helpful - useful - considerate - classifying - analytical - improving -health-aware - tidy -  neat - ordered - industrious - focused - efficient - productive - patient - prioritizing - selective -  busy - inquisitive - intelligent - functional - skilled - useful - busy -conscientious -  hard working - service-oriented - detail-oriented - organized - methodical - exacting - scrupulous - metculous  - discreet - reserved - well-meaning - prudent -  gentle - understated - modest - humble - unassuming - practical - pragmatic - realistic - discerning - studious - intelligent - observant - discriminating - pure - perfecting - precise - dedicated - practical healer - with high standards - has commercial instinct - skilled in measuring

ENERGY OUT OF ALIGNMENT : fussy - fussy eater - anxious - worrying - critical - lacks imagination - can't relax - untidy - overly reserved - too practical - tends to blame - judgemental - obsessive - too logical - too analytical - perfectionistic - petty - fears disease - hypochondriac - work-obsessed - dissecting - needs to be right - behaves like a martyr - emotionally uninvolved - sets too  high expectations - worried - pessimistic - frustrated - skeptical - self-critical - fault-finding - boring - monastic - self-effacing - fastidious - conservative

THE 6TH HOUSE :  work -  co-workers - employees - attitude to work and co-workers - attitudes to employees - working relationships -  - health - health issues - disease - diet - hygiene - servants - clothing - pets - small animals - how you maintain life - daily routines - daily rituals - duties - gaining results - how you do the job in hand - service to others - the mind/body relationship - details  - critical thinking - perfectionism - crafts - training - sacred work - maintenance - technical proficiency

BODY PARTS : upper intestines - pancreas - lower lobes of liver - appendix - cecum - ascending colon - abdominal cavity - bile duct - diaphragm - solar plexus - spleen

COLOUR : orange + earthy tones - tawny - hazelnut - cream - pale yellow - caramel - tans - ochre - khaki - brown 

THINGS: account books - medicine - medicine chests -  cotton textiles - weaving and spinning equipment - sewing machines - diet programmes - typewriters - computers -  lists - soap - cleaning supplies - prescriptions - homework - chores 

GEMSTONE : sardonyx - emerald – aquamarine – peridot – jade – green tourmaline

METAL: mercury - nickel

MERCURY MANTRA : Om Budhaya Namaha (Om and salutations to Buddha , presiding spirit of the planet Mercury )

CHAKRA: Throat

ARCHANGEL: Metatron

ANIMALS : pets - rodents 

PEOPLE and JOBS : editors - accountants - statisticians - printers - librarians - bookkeepers - file clerks - shop clerks - office workers - employees - spinsters - nurses - doctors - nutritionists - dieticians  - therapists - midwives - dental assistants - medical assistants - administrators - psychologists - yogis - secretaries - typists - textile workers - tailors - dress makers - veterinarians - homeopaths - pharmacists -  social workers - gardeners - farmers - craftspeople - artisans - cleaner  - servants - maids - tenants -  clothing salespeople - civil servant - computer programmers - clock makers - carpenters - travel agents - booking agents - object repair people - mechanics - cartographers .

PLACES: libraries - the study - bookkeeping offices - servant's quarters - granaries - grocery stores - fields of grain - silage crops ( alfa-alfa, clover, hay ) - open arable fields - pantries 

FASHION : small delicate prints - paisley - little animal prints - squirrels, rabbits and domestic pet prints - fake fur - fur stole 

HOME & INTERIOR DESIGN : living in a peaceful environment - living with space , order and nature around you - living close to forests and trees - moist climate - functional style - shabby chic style - clever storage - professionally done furniture - clean lines - muted colours - very clean spaces - natural fabrics like cotton and burlap -  wooden items - artisan art - craftsman furniture - small bright flower pots - neutral, dark and earthy floor .

WELLNESS TIPS : eat and exercise gently and regularly - take long walks daily - go on a holiday every few months - relax your mind - avoid rich sauces and fried foods - herbal teas - replace sugar by honey - find a cause to be of service - try natural remedies - support your digestive system - watch out for food sensitivities - practice acceptance of self and others - eat locally grown foods -- eat organic foods - shop at the local farmer's market - eat whole grains like quinoa , barley and spelt - eat bitter greens like dandelion and endive - juice fasting - go for steal baths - learn a craft - do gardening - get a pet 

ESSENTIAL OILS: melissa - cardamom - carrot seed 

PLANTS: herbs - cotton - wheat 

HERBS, SPICES & FOODS: food in general - health foods 

REMEDIES FOR EXCESS VIRGO / EARTH - APPLY AIR + WATER  : fasting - colonic therapy – fasting – saunas – vegetarianism – emotional development – mental stimulation – reading – writing –  light eating – light foods – flexibility exercises – hatha yoga – dexterity exercises – conversations – variety – travel – humour – demulcent herbs – avoid rich or dry foods – breathing exercises  

REMEDIES FOR LOW  EARTH - APPLY EARTH  : minerals – mud baths – mineral baths – sitting on the earth – hatha yoga – stable routines – weight lifting – aikido – tai chi – massage – touch – steady jobs – herbal therapies – calcium – good nutrition – gardening – building – pottery – sculpture – business training – money management – attention to appearance