Virgo Ruling Planet: Mercury

This glyph depicts the winged-helmeted messenger of the Gods. In Roman mythology Mercury is the god of commerce, travel and thievery, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods. The planet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across the sky. It was given two names by the Greeks: Apollo for its apparition as a morning star and Hermes as an evening star. Greek astronomers knew, however, that the two names referred to the same body.

Mercury acts to process large volumes of information within our essential being—-as represented by the sun. It allows a person to think, discriminate, express oneself and to move about. This has been called an animator of movement and is associated with our nervous system: the communication and transportation system within our bodies.

Mercury tends to make a person verbose, critical, and high strung; the person born under the sign ruled by this planet may even give Leo a run for his money in the egotistical department.


By Mercury being placed in Virgo you have an unusual ability to reason that is lacking in other signs.   Not that you are more intelligent but rather that you lean towards the logical in all you think, and sometimes this may not be the best thing as there has to be some of the odd, unusual things in life that you will have to learn to accept that does not seem to have any order, logic, or reason.   You do find it easier to think than to do anything else, better than most other people for that matter.   You must guard against living in your head and not in the world.

  You have a computer like memory that allows you to be able to assimilate a large amount of information and then present it to the masses in a more understandable manner.   You are very good at expressing this type of thing but when it comes to something close to your heart, such as love or compassion, you find it hard to let the other person know and can thus appear to be aloof and cold.  You have a tendency to get out of sorts and become ‘picky’ with those around you which makes for some unforgiven hard feelings in the future.



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Virgo: August23-September22

The Virgin/The Vixen.
element: earth
ruling house: sixth
ruling planet: Mercury
quality: mutable (adaptable)
day of the week: Wednesday
colors: navy blue, forest green, brown
August- Modern- peridot, Traditional- sardonyx
September- Modern & Traditional- sapphire
crystals: carnelian, jade, jasper, moonstone, sardonyx, amber
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