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Know About Zodiac Signs: Virgo (Kanya), Chapter 6, Part - 1

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Virgo (Kanya)


Ruling Planet: Mercury

Symbol: The Virgin.

Nature: Mutable, Feminine

Likes: Lists, Hygiene, Order, Detail, Precision, Wholesomeness, Health foods and perfection (even in minutiae)

Dislikes: Squalor, Uncertainty, Health hazards, Sloppy workers and anything deemed to be sordid

Benefic Planets: Venus, Mercury

Neutral Planets: Sun, Saturn

Malefic Planets: Moon, Mars, Jupiter

Marka Planets: Mars, Venus, Moon, Jupiter

Positive Trait: Analytical, Observant, Helpful, Reliable, Precise, Intelligent, meticulous, quick witted, fond of sex and opposite sex, Modest, Precise, Discriminating, agreeable person, Good Memory, music and fine arts lover, Methodical, loves peace and order, diplomatic, kind and truthful.

Negative Trait: Skeptical, Fussy, Inflexible, Cold, Interfering, Fussy, Lacks self-confidence, Vindictive, Selfish, not practical, hypercritical, eccentric, dogmatic, untidy, prudish, undemonstrative, nervous and worried.

When reading the personality description of these traits above, please keep in mind that the ones discussed here are mainly indicative of the influence of their element, and the influence of their ruling planet. The positions of the other celestial bodies at the very moment of their birth could change, or temper them to a vast extent.

Virgo is the sixth zodiac sign which is a biped sign, resides in the south, rises with its head, and has a medium build. It is a Virgin and is Tamasic (a disposition of demons) in nature. The origin of its name has been lost over time but among European and Middle Eastern mythology, Virgo has always been a symbol of fertility and a representation of the production of crops. Even in prehistoric times, this Zodiac Sign was perceived as both a mother and a virgin. According to some Western classical, Virgo’s original symbol was the Sphinx… mythological poser of riddles… and, indeed, those governed by Virgo are prone to question, turning inward in order to seek larger meanings about causes and purposes in life. Some sources maintain that Virgo began as The Great Mother, a Sumerian Corn Goddess, while in Egypt, she was Nidaba, Goddess of Grain, whose harvest begin when the Moon was in her constellation. In medieval times, Virgo was associated with the Virgin Mary. However, in most depictions, Virgo holds sheaves of wheat or an ear of corn, emphasizing her role as a Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture. Occasionally portrayed as bearing flowers, this image may be a reference to Mi, her Babylonian name, which means “cluster of flowers. Mercury is lord of this sign which is considered as crown prince or heir apparent in the Vedic Astrology. It is a resident of women’s pleasure rooms and is strong in daytime The symbol for Virgo is a young woman, standing in a boat, holding wheat (or corn) and fire. It belongs to the business community and is variegated. It relates to hurricanes (`Prabharanjani’). Budh, the Mercury is the ruler and the Virgo is a dual, earthy female sign. As compared to Gemini, Mercury’s qualities manifest very differently in an earthy sign, as the excellent discriminative qualities of Mercury are expressed in a more physical form. The result is an unsurpassed eye for details in practical matters. Mercury is a neuter planet, and Virgo is female, causing a rather tender combination. The symbol for Virgo symbolizes an industrious but homely quality. Just like in the case of Gemini the dual quality of the sign is reflected by having opposite elements in the symbol. People with a prominent Virgo will be somewhat shy, and have a soft, tender disposition. They will be very good at organizing and keeping track of details, and tend to worry more than necessary. They will be likely to have practical skills, especially related to communication and information processing. This Sign will become strong, when it will be in between 26degree. 20’ to 30degree.00’

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, and 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.


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