My body and I are very shy, very reserved, and hard to please. –AZ
Please don’t treat me like a machine—pull this lever, push that button, get the desired response. Treat me like the material/matrix/matter for a deeply creative and spiritual project—explore, experiment, admire, wonder, take time. Be willing not to know what the end result may be. –BD time.
I’m sensitive. Don’t push it or me! Allow me to find my own rhythm. Be gentle! Don’t ‘handle’ me! Treat me and touch me with reverence or not at all. –FH
I love being naked. I can feel my chakras and my body pulsing. Growing up, I felt self-conscious about my flaws and now I’m getting older and everything is sagging. But I’ve always loved the natural feeling. I just don’t want anyone to see me. Maybe I need more curtains. –AL
Astrology books do a tremendous disservice to your Venus in Virgo, portraying her as an uptight school marm who’s cold and critical when it comes to love. But I found your Venus was one of the most sensuous signs… she’s an earth sign.
She’s very earthy, very in touch with sensations. Add to that her nose for quality and she’s quite capable of attuning herself to pleasure. She can take joy in in the smallest of details. “When a bouquet is just past its prime but not yet dried up, that’s best time,” says Venus in Virgo, “to put the petals on your sheets.”
I like to improve things
Your Venus is practical. She likes to feel useful. She wants to know her contributions are appreciated, that she’s doing something worthwhile. She’s always asking “How can I improve this?” Her invitation to potential partners is “Come live with me and your life will be so much better.”
Every sign’s strength taken to an extreme becomes a weakness—so the problems with this approach are the tendency to stay in something unhappy for too long, because if I just make this change, it’s going to work… and there’s also this tendency to never be satisfied, to always be looking for something to fix. And that’s when the joy can drain out of your Venus.
Here’s another portrait, that’s a bit surprising given the traditional view of Virgo. But that’s just because the traditional view is uninspired:
I met my first goddess on the cobble stones of old town Zurich. She was an exotic looking woman with deep set dark eyes that sparkled warmth and mischief at the same time. Her cheek bones were very pronounced, her silvery hair fell way down her back. She opened my eyes to so many things. She had a great sense of humor, was hilarious at imitating proper Swiss women sitting across from us at a restaurant table and was not above throwing a pail of milk over a friend’s head, justifying her impulsiveness with myth and philosophy. She demanded we buy organic food for our tea house and scolded and lectured us severely if we attempted to cut corners. I remember even her sun sign was Virgo, but there was nothing bookish or restrained or overly controlled about her.” –BO
What it means to be a virgin
Your Venus in Virgo is self-contained… in the classic sense of a virgin, owned by no one. She’s described by nature goddesses like Artemis and Diana. Of all twelve signs Venus in Virgo was most comfortable with her naked body, as long as she’s alone. There’s an interesting duality with Venus in this sign. I love how one Venus in Virgo described her:
She is strong, willowy, magical… very grounded yet full of life force so she can perform seemingly impossible feats. She is a loner. Connected to nature. Out in the moonlight conversing with stars. She has the kind of eyes you fall into and don’t want to climb back out of. She is pure openness and fluidity. She can’t be held or possessed, only delighted in, if you are fortunate to encounter her. She is strangely powerful yet timid, rare as a unicorn and equally as shy.
The raw energies inside your Virgo Venus
When astrology was a sacred practice, it was understood that life itself, our very bodies, were infused with the divine. The first astrologers knew the Gods as the powerful, vibrant and creative play of emotions running through their world. The gods appeared as sandstorms, thunder claps, bird song, floods, abundant harvests, calamities, shouts of sorrow and joy.
Gods are immortal which means we can still find them as the ancients did. Astrology can help. Signs point us to the raw energies that define each sign–the underlying element and mode. The element describes the dominant energy your Venus likes to run. This is her fuel. The mode describes her preferred speed. Together they suggest the sensory coordinates to use when dialing in your Venus.
Virgo is an earth sign. It’s cool, dense, solid, heavy, abiding. Use your imagination to make these sensations more vivid. Imagination is the control panel that takes us into the invisible world. Imagine planting your feet in the soil, cool, rich and welcoming. Earth has a stable, peaceful energy. This is the powerful body of Gaia. Can you sense it? Is earth fast or slow? Can the wind pick it up and move it? What’s the mood of earth? Is it loving? Is it impatient? Earth planet voices can sound like this:
I work hard so I can enjoy all the good things in life.
I know how to build and make things grow.
I can muster great strength when I need to–especially when my back is against the wall.
Other people say I have trouble letting go.
I thrive in predictable, organized spaces.
People say I’m immovable. This works for trees!
Being so grounded, I can forget to use my imagination.
When I’m not being productive, I’m not my best self.
This is the rhythm section–the bass line in your Venus song. With mutable signs, the tempo is light, luminous, upward, balancing. Mutable signs are quick to adjust to changing circumstances. They love to learn. Can you sense how industrious your Venus is? Find her in the dance of your alert intelligence.
Maybe this, maybe that. Yes I will, no I won’t. I’m flexible.
I can be versatile, sympathetic, and subtle .. also deceptive and crafty.
I pull what’s disparate together.
I seek truth, light, clarity.
There’s no problem that learning something new can’t fix.
I teeter back and forth–gathering information before I commit. Unless life forces my move–I can adjust quickly then.