As an astrologer with several children with Virgo rising, I can attest to the regular appearance of these 9 common, and often frustrating, Virgo issues.
The most common Virgo rising problems are:
2-being hyper critical of others
5-micro managing others
8-lacking in confidence
It’s very easy to brush off these negative traits of Virgo rising natives as them just being too uptight. HOWEVER, if this is a person you really care about, and especially if this is you, it would be very worthwhile to get a closer glimpse into the motives and intentions of this energy so that you can use them to your benefit. There is tons of gold hidden beneath the type-A-ness of Virgo.
Virgo energy IS perfectionistic, controlling, hyper critical, micro-managing and rigid… and these qualities protect the integrity and purity of what they are trying to build.
These qualities actually give us a glimpse into the vision that they have for that project and for the ideal life.
In the natural zodiac, Virgo is in opposition to Pisces, which means that the 2 energies are similar in nature, but very opposite so they balance each other out.
The reason that Virgo energy is so nit-picky and perfectionistic is because it is reflecting the idealism of the love fuelled Pisces archetype on the other side of the zodiac wheel. The Pisces archetype also has to do with chaos (because it is about the “everything” of the universe), and so the rigidity of Virgo has to do with managing and ordering the chaos.
They are discriminating about what does/ doesn’t belong and need things to be just right so that everything turns out in line with the perfect plan.
Ideally, Virgo energy would be put to use to plan things and for quality control. This is something that Virgo rising people excel at naturally, and typically enjoy doing!
Virgo rising people deal a lot with digestive and skin issues because Virgo energy is connected to the digestive system.
This first house (rising sign) determines what our bodies look like, and will have a strong influence over the physical strengths, challenges and ailments that we face in our lifetime.
For that reason, because we are moving in that energy instinctually (without forethought) and learning about that energy, we are often not conscious about how we are utilizing it. In response, our bodies absorb the excess of that unprocessed emotional energy, causing the body part associated with that energy to be ailed or have issue.
For the Virgo rising individual, digestive issues are very common. This is because the individual is having trouble “digesting” or assimilating certain emotions or aspects of life. (Just like the typical perfectionistic Virgo stance is to be on the lookout for things that aren’t right or “can’t be assimilated” in order to reach their goal).
Many studies show the profound influence of the gut biome on the skin, which is why skin issues are equally as common for Virgo rising natives as digestive issues. (source)
Fortunately, Virgo rising individuals tend to be especially in touch with their sensitive constitutions, so it is always best for them to trust their inner leading when it comes to caring for their bodies. Additionally, making space to process emotions is a great way to support the healing of physical issues.
Virgo rising people often have difficulty with self- confidence and over thinking.
This happens because the perfectionism that they project onto their own work and into relationships begins inside of them…which means that they are just as hard (if not harder) on themselves.
The value that they place on accomplishing their ideal means that they see their service and work as the most important thing that they have to contribute, and for that reason it must be perfect. Being of service to the world is very important for the Virgo rising individual, and serving the world provides an incredible sense of purpose for them.
Besides that, their natural attention to detail means that they have a tendency to focus on what is lacking, including in their perception of themselves. This constant focus on lack and on improving chews away at their self-confidence.
The sign of Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, the quick moving planet that is connected to our thought processes. Virgo rising people have a gift of being able to think of all the details, and the negative flip side of that is the propensity to over think and over analyze.
Virgo rising natives would ideally surround themselves with people who will recognize and acknowledge the value of their work. Because they see themselves and their contribution as being the same thing, having people who appreciate what they do is very affirming for them.
From the outside, Virgo rising individuals can come off as nit-picky. If you are a Virgo rising yourself, or have a loved one with this placement, you have likely very quickly seen past this behaviour. Behind the perfectionism usually lies someone who is very driven, very idealistic, and simply wants to do their job and do it well.
Now that you’ve learned about your (or your loved one’s) rising sign, if you are interested in taking the leap into looking at your whole chart you can feel free to get in touch with me.
As an evolutionary astrologer, I specialize in helping people understand the energies that they’ve come into the world with, so that they can build and live lives that they are excited to wake up to. You can email me at info@ThatZoiLife.com to book your reading today.
Aja Celeste is a mom to 6 beautiful children and a twin mom! She is also creator and writer of That Zoi Life and a professionally trained Evolutionary Astrologer who has been doing astrology for 7 years. She is also a health care assistant, has a Bachelor of Ministry Degree, and is passionate about supporting people in conscious parenting. She also does Psychosomatics using Recall Healing.
Please contact her at [info@ThatZoiLife.com] if you would like to find out more about working with her.