Sensitive, caring, and idealistic, those born under the sign of the Dog Virgo are intelligent but fragile individuals who have a unique set of challenges set up for them. Humanitarian and idealistic, members of this sign will face many arduous emotional events, many of which may end in disappointment. Yet, there is a very intentional reason for these lessons.
Many individuals choose to become Dog Virgos during a lifetime in order to learn to control emotions. Limitations on the ability to express one’s self (which can be offset by other positions in the birth chart) can cause much frustration for this well-intentioned sign. Well formed plans may fall apart and relationships may crumble, but Dog Virgos need these events in order to learn how to deal with emotional upsets without shutting down or turning off.
In the animal kingdom, many Dog Virgos exhibit an interesting behavior called autotomy (not to be confused with autonomy), wherein they actually sever a body part (usually the tail) to leave for predators so they can escape. Though it may be painful, the ever resilient Dog Virgo will simply grow another appendage to replace the old one.
This is an astute metaphor for those born under this sign. They may run, hide, and sacrifice parts of themselves in order to evade dangers (both physical and emotional) in the world, but in the end, they always find a way to return to face the challenge again and again.
Both Virgo and Dog have a tendency to “shut down” when they get overwhelmed. There is a dark place deep inside themselves in which to hide. Interestingly, under stressful or heavily emotional duress, they tend to become the exact opposite of their normal selves. Rather than being kind caretakers their sensitivity does a total shut-down and they become cold, inflexible, worried, picky, defensive, and judgmental. Their typical creative thinking style shuts down completely and they retreat into a defensive posture until they can analyze the situation properly and find the strength to fight another day.
Dog Virgo Traits
You’re never in a hurry — you give the impression of having eternity for yourself. No wonder if you’re persevering, hard-working, tenacious. Once you’ve fixed an objective, nothing and nobody can divert you from it, and you’ll reach it.
Paradoxically, you’re also very much preoccupied with problems related to death and the beyond. It’s probably because, unconsciously, you consider your terrestrial life simply as an ephemeral and transitory stage of your real life. This, first of all, gives a moral and even moralistic side to your character. This also induces you to have an interest in philosophic problems despite your practical mind. This, finally, gives you a stern, somewhat maniacal, and prematurely oldish comportment.
You’ve analytical intelligence and a critical and observing mind. But you’ve a tendency to dwell too much on details. On the other hand, you suffer from an inferiority complex and numerous inhibitions which only social success can cure.
Careerwise, your rigorous character, your love for well done jobs, and your perseverance allow you to accede to positions of confidence or to assume important responsibilities. As one can foresee it, you’ll live a very active old age.
Heartwise, it’s ambition rather than great amorous outbursts that inhabits you. Your sentiments are calm, well thought, slightly colorless, but your attachments are durable. Looking for a well organized and well kept home, you engage yourself only after mature reflection.