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Tapestry of the Gods
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Venus in Virgo

Venus in Virgo or Venus in Relation to Virgo

(from Esoteric Astrology)

1. Venus Falls in Virgo:

“Venus, pure love-wisdom, falls into generation in this sign and occultly ‘descends to earth’ and stands (as The Secret Doctrine has so carefully pointed out) for the gift of mind and of divinity, embodied in the Son of Mind and thus for the descent of the Christ principle into generation or into matter. Virgo and Venus are together two aspects of intelligence. The symbolism of the descent of Spirit into the womb of the virgin mother is preserved for us in the astrological fact that Venus falls in this sign; esoterically, she disappears from view and vanishes into the darkness.” (EA 281-282)

2. The Third Decanate of Virgo Ruled by Venus:

“According to Sepharial, the three decanates into which Virgo is divided are governed by the Sun, Venus and Mercury, whilst Alan Leo gives us Mercury, Saturn and Venus. … Therefore, Leo's assignment of rulers is the truly esoteric one.” (EA 284)

3. Venus and Virgo in Relation to the Astrology of the Form:

An interesting story “…is told by the various women who figure in the different constellations and around them some day the astrology of the form will be built. There is Cassiopeia, Venus, Coma Berenice, Andromeda and one or two others, as well as Virgo, the Virgin, the most important of them all.” (EA 400)

Specific Expressions of Venus in Virgo

Venus in Virgo for the Average or Undeveloped Man

1. Venus in Virgo—the Obscuration of Light and Love:
Venus (ruling the light and love of the soul) “falls” in Virgo, The Solar Angels descended into matter and (to all appearances) lost their potency. The higher light was buried and obscured; the higher love could not be expressed. The effect is similar to that with Venus in Cancer. At first, perhaps, a greater reduction of light is found in relation to Venus in Cancer and a greater reduction of love with Venus in Virgo. Both these lunar signs, however, trammel the Solar Angel, and contribute to the difficult conditions entailed in its great sacrifice.

2. Venus in Virgo—Mind Serves Matter:
Very much as in another lunar sign, Cancer, Venus (the intellect, slowly growing upon the Mutable Cross) is absorbed with material processes. The soul has forgotten its origin and is interested in more immediate ‘matters’.

3. Venus in Virgo—a Love of Earthly Things:
Upon the Mutable Cross, Venus (a planet of love) in Virgo (an earth sign) gives a love of earthly rather than heavenly things—a love of the third aspect of divinity rather than the second aspect. There is an attraction to that which is material and physical, but not such a powerful and desirous attraction as is found with Venus in Taurus.

4. Venus in Virgo—Subduing Light and Love:
The cool and discriminating Virgo energy, somewhat subdues the demonstration of the love and light of the soul. Coolness subdues the love; the material nature obscures the light.

5. Venus in Virgo—a Reduction in Fusing Magnetism:
If Venus in Aries (detrimented) is too ‘hot’, then Venus in Virgo (falling) is too ‘cool’, failing, at first, to generate sufficient magnetism to create lasting conscious union between soul and personality. The fusing potential of Venus is somewhat lessened in this sign, and its magnetism is reduced through criticism, or through selective discrimination. Virgo in this respect is separative, keeping the personality separate from other personalities, and preventing the soul from thoroughly infusing the personality.

6. Venus in Virgo—Valuing What is Tangible:
The problem of materialism in found in all signs when the soul in incarnation is bound to the Mutable Cross. Perhaps the earth sign, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn give special emphasis to the difficulty. For Virgo upon the Mutable Cross, matter reigns. The question arises, “What is real?” “What is valuable?” There is a tendency not to value the ‘unreal’ and the ‘intangible’. One tends to be attracted to tangible objects, rather than to the intangibles of feelings, mind, soul and spirit.

7. Venus in Virgo—Female Values:
Venus (except in rare instances) is considered a feminine planet and Virgo is the sign of the Mother and of matriarchy. Together, they place an emphasis and valuation on the feminine. Later on the Fixed Cross, this combination will reveal contribute to the revelation of the “Feminine Mysteries”.

8. Midwifery:
Virgo is always associated with the gestation and birth process, and is traditionally associated with midwifery. Venus is the ruler of “fruit” of all kinds. In this case the fruit (to use an archaic phrase) is the “fruit of the womb”—the human being coming to birth. Venus in Virgo helps to bring some harmony to this challenging, wonderful, painful process.

9. Venus in Virgo—the Love of one’s Work:
For many, work is considered mere drudgery—tedious, unrewarding. Venus brings happiness and contentment to the field of labor. Work becomes rewarding (Venus)—perhaps monetarily, but certainly in terms of the values extracted. This tendency only increases with evolution, and is more important in the life of the disciple and initiate.

10. Venus in Virgo—Fixation upon Neat, Well-Groomed Appearance:
With this combination (as with Venus in other earth signs) there may be a superficial approach to beauty. Beauty may be “skin-deep”, but that is how the average or undeveloped person with Venus in Virgo likes it. Much care is taken with countless details to produce a “picture-perfect” appearance. Judgment of the “looks” of others may be critical or harsh. Many pains are taken to ensure that “every hair is in place”.

11. Venus in Virgo—Beauty Related to Cleanliness:
Under the influence of this combination, clean may not be beautiful, but there is little willingness to see people, places and things as beautiful unless they are also clean. Personal hygiene is not just a matter of health—it is used in the service of attractiveness

12. Venus in Virgo—Nutrition for Beauty:
This idea is easy to see. Virgo is more associated with nutrition than any other sign (for Virgo rules the small intestine where the products of digestion are assimilated for absorption by the body as a whole. Venus relates to the ideal form, which is the beautiful form. Some nutritionists are merely concerned with health. Those with this combination are concerned with health and beauty. “If you eat these foods, in these combination, at these times—you will preserve not only the health of you body but its optimum appearance.”

13. Venus in Virgo—the Personal services:
Those who work intimately with people, especially with their bodies (cutting their hair, polishing their nails, applying cosmetics, giving massage, etc.) must have tact and personal appeal (Venus) and a practical understanding of the body (Virgo).

14. Clothing industry—Design and Tailoring:
Virgo (so closely associated with the third aspect of divinity) is one of the signs associated with clothing—made of many “threads” (and thus related to the weaving third aspect). With Venus in this sign, it is not enough that one simply be covered (and thus warm—this is more the province of Cancer), but that there be some beauty in the clothing (not the ostentation of Venus in Leo, but beauty nonetheless).

15. Venus in Virgo—“Arts and Crafts”:
Virgo (ruled by Mercury, Moon, Vulcan) applies intelligence to the fashioning of the physical form. When Venus is co-joined, the factor of beauty also enters; what is produced must be beautiful and appealing. Under the influence of this combination there is frequently found the making of beautiful objects.

16. Venus in Virgo—Affection for the Lower Kingdoms:
Virgo (and the sixth house of the horoscope) are associated with small animals and with animals as the “servants” of humanity. Venus, upon the Mutable Cross, represents attraction and affection. Together they produce ‘love’ and affection for the lower kingdoms—especially animals and plants. The ‘love’ of minerals is also possible, and this is found, equally, with Venus in Capricorn.

17. Venus in Virgo—Greenhouses and “Green Thumbs”:
Venus has a special relationship to the vegetable kingdom and Virgo to vegetative life—i.e., to all that germinates and grows. Together Venus and Virgo can indicate horticulture, botany, work in plant nurseries. Work with flowering plants is also likely. Such questions as follows may arise for those with this combination: “What do you have to do to raise a rose to perfection?” What is the right nutrition to produce a perfect bloom” Nurturing - the green thumb related to Taurus and Virgo being earth signs and lunar in nature - what do you have to do to raise this rose to perfection, what are the steps, what is the right nutrition in order for the perfect bloom.

18. Venus in Virgo—Cultivation of Species:
Virgo is a sign promoting improvement, refinement and the quest for perfection. On the Mutable cross, this quest applies to the material realm. Venus reinforces the tendency towards refinement, seeking as well (when in Virgo) good form. When applied to the lower kingdoms, such individuals can involve themselves in animal breeding (for show) and the cultivation of plants (for recognition). The polishing of gemstones is also related. In all this cultivation, the factors of quality and beauty (both belonging to the realm of Venus) are considered important.

19. Venus in Virgo—Shaping up for Good Appearance:
Virgo, as all know, is one of those signs which applies itself to physical fitness. But is fitness for health alone? Is it not also for the sake of appearance? When Venus functions in combination with Virgo, fitness (whatever else it does) is meant to produce an attractive (Venus) body (Virgo). This may also be the case with Venus in Capricorn.

20. Venus in Virgo—the Cooling of Affections:
Affections are cooled by this position, or are expressed with some reserve. They may, however, go deep; or they may simply be stifled by the form—obligations, duties, tasks, etc., preventing their full expression.

21. Venus in Virgo—Commercialism, Materialism
The mantram for the Virgoan upon the Mutable Cross is, “Let matter reign”. Commerce is ruled by Mercury, but, from an orthodox level, Venus rules the gain (or profit) from any material exchange. The commercialism found in relation to this sign will deal with products of a higher calibre, products which have some appeal (or make one appealing—such as cosmetics) and products of artistic worth. Fine old objects should also be included, and Venus in Virgo can make a successful antique dealer (but not a dealer in ‘junque’).

22. The Prostitution of the Form:
‘Love’ (Venus) is compromised by materialism (Virgo). ‘Love’ may be used, exploited or prostituted to gain material objectives. This may be done is a calculating way. Something similar is possible with Venus in Capricorn (upon the early Mutable Cross).

Venus in Virgo for the Advanced Man

1. Venus in Virgo—Analysis:
The fifth ray of Venus and the analysis and discrimination characteristic of Virgo combine to focus the mind intelligently.

2. Venus in Virgo—Analysis May Overcome Love:
Virgo will draw out the mental potential of Venus, but may subdue those related to the energy of love. Virgoan meticulousness may place many conditions and provisions upon the expression of love—certainly retraining this expression and reducing its spontaneity.

3. Venus in Virgo—the Perfecting of the Form:
The reason for the descent of the Solar Angels is service to the lower lives and the material forms through which they express. Virgo is ever improving methods and techniques, and Venus moving towards greater harmony and beauty. Together, they work “in the fulness of time” to produce the perfect form—perfect, at least, with respect to the archetypal intention of the form.

4. Venus in Virgo—Patience in the Creation of Beauty:
Some artists rush to creation. Perhaps Venus in the fire signs (especially in Aries and Sagittarius) would give this tendency. When Venus is placed in Virgo however, the artist will patiently brood over the means whereby beauty may best emerge. The labor would be long, and the demands upon patience, great. The operative principle—“Anything worth having is worth waiting for.”

5. Venus in Virgo—Beauty Inseparable from Purity:
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”; what is considered beautiful is very much a matter of taste. For the subject with Venus in Virgo, some form of purity must be associated with beauty. This purity may not be of the kind dictated by conventional morality, but it will be there nonetheless—a beauty free of taints and contaminants.

6. Venus in Virgo—Refinement:
Virgo is associated with the substance of entire threefold lunar nature; Venus is, in many ways, an alchemical planet, reducing to essence what it touches. Venus in Virgo works alchemically upon the form, refining it, raising its quality.

7. Venus in Virgo—Cherishing the Growing Beauty Within:
Virgo is always bringing to birth and is endowed with the cherishing energy. (cf. EA 182) Venus represents the value which is cherished (be it a person, place or thing). Under the Venus in Virgo influence the advanced individual quietly cultivates this value, working upon it interiorly, until it is ready for exposure. In an artistic, this combination would indicate the willingness to take endless pains in the refinement of the work or art before it was “brought forward”—i.e., brought to birth.

8. Venus in Virgo—the Art Critic:
In the advanced man, Venus in Virgo can indicate a cultured individual with refined taste. There will be great discrimination in matters of beauty; the standard will be very high. Such an individual would make a good critic in the field of culture and the arts.

9. Venus in Virgo—the Love of Labor:
Virgo is not usually considered a ‘field’ of enjoyment, but Venus brings love and appreciation to this field. Where Venus and Jupiter are found, the personality life can experience some measure of happiness. In the case of this combination, happiness is found in the field of labor, and the refinement of the daily labor is a source of satisfaction and contentment. The influence of the soul in the daily life grows as a result of this process of refinement.

10. Venus in Virgo—the Amazon Queen:
Virgo is the sign most associated with the energy of the feminine aspect of divinity; among the planets, Venus is the queen (whereas the Sun represents the King). Mars and Aries will also be associated with the Amazons. The symbolism relates to the personality at a high degree of development, and its willingness to surrender to the soul (Hercules). Of course, Hercules was not wise, and killed the Amazon Queen, even as she was at the point of acquiescence.

11. Venus in Virgo—Chastity and Purity:
From a more orthodox perspective, Venus (the planet of love) and Virgo (the sign of purity) when functioning together may instill a desire for affections which are chaste and pure. High standards of purity may be applied within the field of human love. Perhaps, human love, as a whole, will be considered insufficiently pure to be worthy of pursuit. Perhaps, only soul love will be considered a worthy goal. This position, functioning positively, may produce the priest or the nun. One is also reminded of Artemis/Diana the chaste Goddess who drove men mad if they pursued her with impure intent.

12. Venus in Virgo—Harmonious Expression through the Form:
Virgo represents all three lunar vehicles. The esoteric ruler of Virgo is the Moon (‘lord’ of the lunar elementals). Venus within the personality field brings harmony and beauty of expression. Something of the beauty of the soul may express through the refined, cultured, cultivated form.

13. Venus in Virgo—Work with Flower Essences:
Venus rules essence—that which remains after the process of refinement has done its work. Venus is also associated with all flowers. Virgo is related to all three lower kingdoms, but particularly to the vegetable kingdom. Venus in Virgo draws forth the highest quality (i.e., essence) from the highest produce (flowers) of the vegetable kingdom. These essences serve to bring the personality into alignment with the soul (generically ruled by Venus).

14. Venus in Virgo—Selective, Discriminative Attraction:
Venus represents what one love, what appeals, what one wishes to assimilate. Virgo applies the condition of discrimination and selectivity (qualities related to the third aspect of divinity over which Virgo rules). At first Venus in Virgo is not a combination under the influence of which one loves all. (That kind of inclusive love pertains more to Venus in Pisces). Venus in Virgo attracts (and loves) what is most suitable, most needed, most appropriate for the system. Venus is the influence which builds quality into the system. Under Venus in Virgo not all building materials are considered acceptable.

15. Venus in Virgo—Moving Beyond Analysis to Extraction:
Venus in Virgo is a combination associated with extraction and distillation. Because of the cohesive energies of Venus, if we have analysis, it is “analysis within the field of synthesis”—an analysis which does not violate wholeness. This combination focuses intensely, and magnetically, contemplatively, draws forth the secret to be disclosed rather than “picking apart” the source from which revelation must come. This is intellect understood in a special way (‘in-tell-ect’)—as a power which allows the penetrating mind to enter the object of attention and learn its secrets through a process of merging and identification. The light associated with Venus is related to the capacity for love which it stimulates. Particularly of Venus it is true to say that, “love reveals the light”.

16. The love of beauty aesthetically might not be as strongly accentuated as in signs wherein Venus is better placed, conventionally speaking.

Venus in Virgo for the Disciple/Initiate

1. Venus in Virgo—Loving to Labor for the Soul:
“Work is love made manifest.” The Solar Angel (Venus), motivated by love (Venus) has labored (Virgo) in the lower three worlds (Virgo) for many millions of years. The descent of the Solar Angels has been a “labor of love”. Venus in Virgo represents this labor, and all lesser labors of love performed by the disciple and initiate in reflection of their great Teachers—the redeeming Angels.

2. Venus in Virgo—the Redemption of Matter:
The “fall” of Venus in Virgo signals the redemption of matter and of the earth element. Because of the “fall”, the Solar Angel may for a long while be somewhat obscured, but the purification of the vehicles proceeds apace because of the ever-present light and love of the soul geminating within.

3. Venus in Virgo—Reinforcing the Fusion of the Second and Third Aspects of Divinity:
The purpose of life within the particular planetary scheme is the fusion of intelligence and love, of the third aspect with the second. Venus “falling” in Virgo represents the descent of love into the sphere of matter/intelligence, precisely to bring about this fusion. The fusion cannot occur without the sacrifice of the second aspect to the third. This sacrifice brings about the uplifting of the third aspect until it is vibratorily fit to blend with the second aspect (which has descended to meet it). Venus is Virgo is one of the symbols for the “soul-infused personality”. With this combination, we witness the infusion of matter/form by love-wisdom.

4. Venus in Virgo—Spiritual Reading:
A symbol is a material form which both conceals and reveals an inner reality. Virgo is the sign which represents the material world. The Moon (“Mother of the Form”, and the ‘planet’ most representing materiality), is the esoteric ruler of Virgo. Venus is a planet representing inner meaning, inner quality, inner pattern, essence. Venus in Virgo gives the capacity to contemplate the form (Virgo) and ‘read’ its cause—the quality or secret which stands behind it.

5. Venus in Virgo—Can its “Fall” be a kind of Exaltation?
Every “fall”, considered from an earthly point of view, is really an exaltation when considered from a spiritual point of view. For example, the Moon (when found in Scorpio {fallen} and Capricorn {detrimented}) is considered negatively ‘placed’ from the point of view of the full expression of the form, but from the spiritual point of view, these placements offer significant opportunity to subdue detrimental effect of matter/form upon soul expression. The Sun in Libra and Aquarius (although these are, respectively, positions of “fall” and “detriment”) is, from a spiritual point of view which is not subject to the great illusion, an indication which shows that personality consciousness or egotism can been subdued, and group consciousness rise. The “fall” of Venus in Virgo is, at first, negative for the expression of love-wisdom, because matter and the third aspect (over which Virgo rules) are so oppressive to the expression of the second aspect. But, Venus can be considered, as it were, ‘exalted’ in its “fall”, through its growing, triumphant capacity to express love-wisdom (Venus) perfectly (Virgo) through matter (Virgo).

6. Venus in Virgo—the Re-emergence of the Solar Angel, after its “Fall”
After aeons have passed, and life upon the Fixed Cross is drawing to a close, Venus is again to be seen expressing its full nature through matter/form. The Solar Angels has “fallen” and been buried within the processes of matter. But the alchemical work of Venus within the material sphere, so refines matter, that Venus, though still immersed, is untrammeled. Venus becomes fully Venus “whether in the world or out of the world”. The rising and return of Venus (to its true exalted position in Pisces) can only occur when it can express itself fully in the (now refined) material sphere in which it has labored for millions of years.

7. Venus in Virgo—the Hidden Light and the Light Emergent:
In all earth signs the radiance hidden within matter is eventually revealed in full glory. The light symbolized by Venus is long obscured by the material processes symbolized by Virgo. However, Vulcan and Venus work upon matter until the hidden light stands on the very verge of revelation, and the light of the soul (symbolized by Venus) can utilize the light of matter as a vehicle for its own expression. The light of the soul is added to the Vulcan-burnished light of matter to create the irradiation of the form.

8. Venus in Virgo—the Spiritual Sublimation of Desire and Affection:
Upon the spiritual path there comes a stage during which one must prove that he is not attracted to and captivated by “the World, the Flesh and the Devil”. Values are reoriented and the life of matter/form no longer makes so strong an appeal. One renounces the usual affections and loves of a more personal kind for the love of the soul and the higher worlds. Whereas Saturn or Mars in Virgo can force ascetic disciplines and renunciations, Venus in this sign represents the possibility of a real elevation of desire. The affections are sublimated; a deep love of purity (related to all three aspects of the person) develops. The successful nun, monk, hermit or ascetic make their appearance. The personality becomes, symbolically, the “bride of Christ”.

9. Venus in Virgo—Deepening the Meditation of the Soul:
Virgo is a sign directly connected with the processes of meditation. When meditations is carefully and methodically undertaken (care and method being Virgoan virtues) the soul will emerge into power and effectiveness through the personality life. Soul energy and soul perspective will be present even in the smallest undertakings; the meditator succeeds in infusion material processes with soul values and becomes, therefore, a practical mystic.

10. Venus in Virgo—Karma Yoga—Doing the Soul’s Work:
Virgo is related to the sphere of work. Venus (a planet of love and magnetism) is related to union or yoga. Karma Yoga pertains to actions within the material sphere, over which Virgo is a strong influence. The love and light of Venus are demonstrated practically through action upon the physical plane. In the demonstration of real soul-infusion, “actions speak louder than words”, and “work is love made manifest”. With this combination, the soul works successfully within the three lower worlds of evolution, and especially upon the physical plane.

11. Venus in Virgo—Preparation for the Marriage in the Heavens:
With Venus in Virgo, we have the planet relating to the “marriage in the heavens” placed in the sign of chastity. This placement is not conducive to such a high marriage (and even in mundane living may indicate spinsters, bachelors and the proverbial “old maid”. The combination is, however, conducive to preparation for such a marriage—because purification always precedes marriage. If the bride wishes to “remain a Virgin” (physically, psychologically or both), Venus in Virgo is an important significator (as in the lives of monks, nuns, priests, and, in general, religious celibates). If the bride wishes to relate truly to her bridegroom (whether that bride is a female or male human being) in a fully reciprocal marriage, then Venus is Libra has greater power in promoting the marriage.

12. Venus in Virgo—Unbalanced Emphasis on Either Soul or Personality:
On either side of Libra are two signs which seek to disturb the balance between soul and personality. This is especially so with Scorpio, but true of Virgo as well. There is not achieved the same balance between the opposites as with Libra. With Venus in Virgo, for instance, there is sometimes insufficient love for the form (as in asceticism) and love only for the soul, and, sometimes love only for the form (materialism) and insufficient love for the soul.

13. Venus in Virgo—Birth Pangs for the Emergence of Beauty and Soul Values:
Birth, and even the gestation process, entail pain and, at least, discomfort. Venus in Virgo indicates soul values coming to ‘birth’ within the field of the personality. Entailed in such a process is much inner stress and re-adjustment within psychic space (just as the physical gestation process entails stress and readjustment within the physical body, or physical ‘space’, of the mother). Soul quality and soul beauty are to emerge within the field of matter, but the process cannot be painless, because the world of the soul is intruding itself into the world of the personality, and the personality experiences the pressure of psycho-spiritual ‘crowding’.

14. Venus in Virgo—the Beauty of the Deva Kingdom; the Beauty of the Forms they Build:
Virgo is closely associated with the deva kingdom—a kingdom which, in its lower and middle aspects, is the servant of man. Venus, “Goddess of Love and Beauty”, when associated with Virgo, correlates to the beauty of devic life and, especially, to the beautiful forms which are built through its agency. Venus (in relation to the human energy system) represents the soul-archetype; Venus in Virgo represents the supplication of the building devas before that archetype, and their attempt to embody archetypal beauty (Venus) within the form (Virgo). Virgo always signifies the relinquishment of one’s lower will in favor of the higher will (whether that will is externally or internally conceived). The building devas must bow to the soul’s will, as they attempt to build (utilizing the material processes) the beautiful design which the soul intends.

15. Venus in Virgo—Herbalism for Soul Culture:
Virgo has a very close association with the vegetable kingdom, as has Venus. Venus, further, represents the fifth kingdom of nature, the kingdom of souls. Venus in Virgo indicates those extracts and essences from the vegetable kingdom which have a particular capacity to stimulate the process of solarization, or which facilitate the presence of the soul within (and the expression of the soul through) matter/form.

16. Venus in Virgo—the Redemption of “Mother Earth”
Virgo is an earth sign, and with Taurus and Capricorn has a special relation to our planet Earth (“Mother Earth”). Virgo is also the “Mother” thus relating it even more intimately to “Mother Earth”. Virgo (through a combination of its second ray and third ray transmissions) lifts Earth into its full mothering potential; Venus in relation to Earth helps the Earth become the mother to the soul aspect, thus helping the second ray soul of the Earth to emerge.

17. Venus in Virgo—Physical Disciplines for the Sake of the Soul:
The physical disciplines ruled by Virgo can be motivated by many different reasons. When Venus is in Virgo (and upon the Fixed Cross) the motivation concerns the emergence of soul light, soul love and soul beauty through the form. Venus is, in many respects, the Christ: “Venus, pure love-wisdom, falls into generation in this sign and occultly ‘descends to earth’ and stands (as The Secret Doctrine has so carefully pointed out) for the gift of mind and of divinity, embodied in the Son of Mind and thus for the descent of the Christ principle into generation or into matter.” (EA 281) With Venus in Virgo (more than with Mars or Saturn in Virgo) the physical disciplines are undertaken to promote the emergence of the Christ Principle.

18. Venus in Virgo—Soul Service:
With Aquarius, Virgo is one of the signs of service. Under Venus in Virgo, one learns to “help below”—to serve in the ‘outer’ worlds (Virgo) as the soul (Venus) would serve. Further, one enjoys this service, and does not simply consider it a toilsome labor, strenuous effort and hardship. With this position, one is far more likely to serve in the lower material worlds through soul radiation. “Service can be briefly defined as the spontaneous effect of soul contact.” (EA 124)

19. Venus in Virgo—Love and Beauty as Healing Powers:
We remember that Virgo (with Pisces and Aquarius) is one of the paramount signs of healing, though, of course, healing can take place through every sign of the zodiac and upon all the rays. Venus brings love and beauty into the equation. Perhaps as a knowledge of what constitutes healing advances, more attention will be given to the healing power of love and beauty.

20. Venus in Virgo—Love within Mundanity:
Virgo is associated with the sacredness within daily living. Venus, when found in Virgo, signifies soul values expressed through and emerging from the ordinary, from the mundane level of life. Further, Virgo rules the “service of the immediately present” (EA 258), and is correlated to the immediately presented realities of life; Venus infuses with soul values those realities, and the everyday common actions related to them. Under this combination, the subject sees the beauty of the ordinary and the mundane. Under a more intensified application of this combination, the mundane is literally transfigured into the beautiful, the divine and the sublime.

21. Venus in Virgo—Influencing Physiology Influenced by the Soul:
The Solar Angel must apply many advanced techniques to the manipulation of the permanent atoms in order to effect material changes within the three lower vehicles, including the tangible physical vehicle. Venus in Virgo represents the soul behind the physical form, guiding chemical and physiological processes to express soul design. It will one day be proven that the DNA, itself, is responsive to the structuring influences of the soul.

22. Venus in Virgo—Vegetarianism Leading to Psychic Capacity:
The true psychic must be a vegetarian for ten years before there is adequate substantial purity to “read the record” with accuracy. Venus and Virgo both relate to the vegetable kingdom. Virgo is especially associated with vegetarianism, and Venus with refinement (through light) of the lower vehicles (especially of the astral and mental bodies). Virgo is also associated with the work of more intelligent psychics, and Venus (reinforcing this) represents the intellect. It can, therefore, be understood that this placement relates to the use of vegetarianism to produce psychic sensitivity upon the astral plane, and to the soul and its world. Venus in Virgo thus aids the accurate reception of higher impression within the refined (Venus) substance (Virgo) of the three lower worlds (Virgo).

Individuals with Venus in Virgo

Sarah Bernhardt
Simon Bolivar
Fidel Castro
Michel de Cervantes
S. T. Coleridge
John Dee
Henry Ford
Francis of Assisi
R. Buckminster Fuller
Johann von Goethe
Charles Jayne
Chiang Kai-Shek
John Lennon
King Ludwig II
Friedrich Nietzsche
John D. Rockerfeller
Eleanor Roosevelt
Cyril Scott
Upton Sinclair
Duchess of York


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