Planets in Virgo
Your sign of Virgo is symbolised by the Virgin, which depicts purity. You can be prudish but are not invariably so. You have a very h5 sense of good and bad, which makes you highly discriminating. You have an uncanny ability to sense the ulterior motives of people. This makes you very circumspect in your dealings with others. Though you are rather passive, when the situation demands it, you can be very agile. You are a cleanliness freak, which may seem irrational to others. Although you are intelligent, you can frequently feel confused about your daily chores. You may not exactly be an extrovert, but you are good at making new contacts.
Your keen sense of responsibility can often lead to heavy stress. You can be emotional, too, but you rarely make your emotions public, preferring to keep them to yourselves, which, at times, can add to the stress. You tend to be over-critical most of the time, which can rub your near and dear ones the wrong way. You are sticklers for tidiness, and everything around you will be in a neat and clean condition. In order to sail smoothly on the personal front, it is important that you sort out issues as soon as they arise.
Astrology deals with ten planets, namely the Sun, the Moon (the two luminaries are considered planets in astrology), Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Minor celestial bodies, such as the Dark Moon, asteroids and the nodal axis, are also taken into account. Each planet has its precise function in the natal chart, and represents a specific energy. The planet’s action is influenced by the sign it tenants. It plays out primarily in the area of life indicated by the house where it is posited.
Virgo Ruling Planet: Mercury
Mythology: Mercury was the God of merchants. His name comes from the Greek word "mercari" which means merchant or to make a deal. He was better known as Hermes, the Greek messenger God who had a winged helmet. Mercury in Virgo is intellectual, analytical, and critical. Virgos love to communicate, they love books and writing. Being an Earth element, they appreciate the tangibility to things as opposed to Gemini who enjoys the idea of something. Both Gemini and Virgo are Mutable signs which is very fitting for Mercury.
This sign has had a bad rap for far too long. Virgo has been called picky and critical almost since the first astrologer, but here’s where it ends. Although it’s true that Virgo is an automatic fault-finder, Virgo is Mercury-ruled, like Gemini; and it is the sign with the keenest eye for details. When you’re that good at particulars, it’s natural to see tiny flaws in things. Your Virgo planet is a troubleshooter extraordinaire. It exercises discrimination because its job is to analyze and suggest remedies to problems. This sign is also wonderful at lists and schedules. More than anything, your Virgo planets will delight in helping, and since it’s a mutable earth sign, this energy is willing to adapt to any task. Keep your Virgo planet happy by keeping it busy.