MUTABLE EARTH - VIRGO August 23-September 22) .
Applies to Virgo Sun sign, Virgo Ascendant, and Mercury on the Ascendant. .
MOTTO-'I analyze.' .
SYMBOL-The Virgin .
COLOR-Yellow Green .
KEY WORDS-Order, Service, Discrimination .
MALE IDOLS-George Maharis, Earl Holliman, Van Johnson .
FEMALE IDOLS-Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall
THE VIRGO LOOK
Even though gay Virgo may be quite attractive, he has a way of not
being noticed. This may be partly due to his shyness or his quiet
manner, but there is also something about his appearance that makes him
blend into the background. Generally, he is of medium height,
relatively slender (though he does tend to gain weight with age), and
with a well-formed and well-proportioned body. His hair is most often
brown and straight, varying from medium to dark brown.
His complexion is generally somewhat ruddy, although it may be
fairly pale in some cases, and he has a round face with small or
Once noticed, however, Virgo's real beauty shines forth from his
dark, intelligent, sympathetic eyes, which have a slightly melancholy
look, slanting somewhat because of the fact that they turn downwards at
the outside, almost in a squint
Virgo dresses well, though somewhat conservatively. He follows
fashion, and longs to wear things that are flamboyant or outrageous,
but will invariably choose colors and styles that will keep him from
standing out from the crowd He is extreme in his neatness, and may not
show a wrinkle or a soiled spot, even after a long day of work.
He will have a distinctive voice, which in some cases may tend
toward being somewhat shrill, thin, or nasal, because despite the
outward appearance of Virgo's calm-he is actually somewhat nervous in
If attending a costume party, gay Virgo will usually choose to wear
something indicative of his serious workmanlike nature. At his most
extreme, he might dress as an ascetic as a monk (or nun), but more
likely he will be conservative, wearing the apparel of a doctor (or
nurse), a scientist, or a chef.
THE VIRGO NATURE
Virgo is a much maligned sign; he does not really deserve all the
jokes made at his expense-not all of them, anyway. He's earned one or
two. Gay Virgo is almost always pictured as the fussy, tediously tidy,
prim and proper taskmaster rather like Felix Unger on The Odd Couple.
To some extent, that is his nature, but it is an unfair caricature, for
there is much, much more to him.
Virgo is always attempting to bring matter under the control of
mind. With Mercury as his ruler, Virgo places a great emphasis on
mentality and language; and with the Sixth House of work and service as
Virgo's natural placement, he always wants to put the mind to practical
work, for himself and for others. Whatever Virgo does, he has to feel
useful, and he hates to see talent and ability wasted, whether it is
his own or someone else's His sense of perfection can be irritating to
those around him, for he will not be satisfied with anything until it
is done the very best it can be, and he will not hesitate to offer
criticism, though it is almost always constructive criticism. Virgo is
an excellent worker, especially in areas involving criticism or editing
or service to the public Virgo is good with language, and with anything
requiring manual dexterity. They are the true craftsmen of the Zodiac,
meticulous about details. Careers involving service are best for Virgo
and health care is emphasized. Virgos make good doctors nurses and
psychiatrists. As they are concerned about diet, they make good cooks
Virgo analyzes everything, and usually his analysis is correct, for
he is almost invariably intelligent, even when he is deprived of the
education he wants. (Those who do not have extensive formal education
manage somehow to acquire knowledge on their own. ) He has the ability
to perceive whole picture, and then to focus in on specifics though
sometimes he can become too concerned about the details
But the point of all this mental activity for Virgo is his desire to
serve others. Although it would not seem so, from his reserve and his
caution, even his remoteness, Virgo loves and cares very deeply. In
fact, his sense of self worth seems to be greatly dependent upon his
value to others. There is a tendency for Virgo to lack self esteem; he
sees himself as imperfect and needs the appreciation of others to make
himself seem worthy.
For a lover, this can sometimes be a problem, for this need of
Virgo's may appear to be possessiveness, though it is more likely to be
Virgo's desire to be a part of another in order to affirm himself. Gay
Virgo can be a true and loyal lover. Despite his quiet, even shy
exterior, Virgo can be passionate in sex In fact there is more than a
small amount of anal eroticism about him, and he has a surprising
ability to "get down and dirty" His pleasure in performing a "service"
for others plays a part in this.
However, Virgo has a tendency to be slow in committing himself to a
partnership, and he generally thinks of the practical considerations,
weighing decision. But once he makes partner and lover.
THE VIRGO CHALLENGE
The life challenge for gay Virgo is to become more accepting of
human frailty, in himself and in others. He must learn self esteem and
self respect, so that he can truly value and respect others. He needs
to relax, to try not to control situations and events in order to
control his tendency toward worrying and fretting about things that are
not within his power.
Virgo's characteristic overworking and overworrying can exhaust him,
weakening his constitution and leaving him open to physical and
psychosomatic ailments. He is prone toward nervous indigestion and
stomach problems generally, and they are almost always attributable to
his nervous tension.
A part of Virgo's challenge is to learn to trust, to avoid prejudice
and pedanticism and self-righteousness. The love he so desperately
needs is dependent upon his willingness to let go and accept his
imperfection as something perfect in itself, to let others serve him as
he seeks to serve them.
One good thing about Virgo is his mutability; he can change and
learn and grow, overcoming his challenge by applying his excellent mind