Virgo in Combined Astrology
The origins of the symbolism behind Virgo are largely misunderstood, which can add to some confusion for those looking for information on this sign. It is widely thought that the word “Virgo” means “virgin” and refers to a Virgo’s tendency to be clean, meticulous, reserved, cautious, and independent. Though Virgos are all of these things, there is much more to them than that. Virgo is symbolized by the ancient star goddess Astraea, who was indeed a confirmed virgin (or “maiden” as they were more politely called), but more importantly was one of the true caretakers of humanity. Virgos care for themselves and others through organized, rational thought and innovative thinking. They might be overly controlling or critical this way, but they are also among the very best people to help you get your life put together.
Those born as Virgos spend a good deal of time lost in their own thoughts. They are deeply analytical and like to reflect on the past to gain insight into the present. They sometimes spend too much time looking backward, though, and may miss out on opportunities which are right in front of their faces. As logical and observant as they are, Virgos must be careful not to confuse their perception of reality with reality itself. Sometimes while looking at the fine details they can miss the big picture, and it is important for Virgos to stay flexible and open minded, even after they have completed their analysis of a situation.
This sign doesn’t need to be as outwardly bold as some other signs do. They are social when they want to be, but rather than being a part of a big group, Virgos are more likely to spend quality one-on-one time with a friend or family member. They like to help others, especially with organization, and are always excited to make improvements in their lives and the lives of others. Virgos are resilient, willful, and independent. They learn best from direct experience, which means in order to grow they will have to go out into the world and learn from their own mistakes. Of course, nobody likes to make mistakes, but Virgos inherently understand that they in charge of their own journey and really only learn from their own observations and analyses. The inevitable need to get back up and try again after rough life lessons gives Virgo its reputation for being one to bounce back easily.
Virgo in Combined Astrology
Combined Astrology is the merging of the 12 signs of the Western zodiac with the 12 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. I find it a very interesting and accurate form of Astrology and it is perhaps the type that I know the best. Most people are always fascinated when they read their combined sign for the first time. It really does help define who you are, questions that you may have had about yourself that your normal astrological sign hadn’t been able to answer completely can normally be answered using this method. Almost everyone knows there western sign, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, etc but not everyone knows about there Chinese sign.
Unlike the western signs, which are taken from the date of your birth, Chinese astrology is more concerned with the year of your birth and each sign begins on the Chinese New Year. There are 12 animals, The Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Each sign comes around every 12 years, for example I was born in 1978 which was the year of the Horse. The next Horse year after that was in 1990, 12 years later.
The 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac affect Virgo in different ways. The following analyses show the difference between different kinds of Virgo.