Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

Symbol – The Virgin
Ruling Planet – Mercury
Element – Earth
Keywords – I Analyze
Key Notes – Efficiency & Precision
Power Color – White

Common sense
Modest and shy
Meticulous and reliable
Practical and diligent
Intelligent and analytical

Medical Astrology
Virgo rules the digestive system, intestines, spleen, and nervous system.

Gemstone Affinities
Virgo is a practical and well-organized sign. As befits its ruler, Mercury, Virgoans are analytical and discriminating. Moonstone magnifies the inner aspect of situations, enabling Virgo to get to the nub of the problem or experience. Always seeking perfection, Pearl helps Virgoans attune to the ebb and flow of life. Opal taps Virgo into universal harmony, helping them to achieve their health goals. Health—or lack thereof—is a peculiarly Virgoan fascination. This helps explain why Virgo seeks to understand the psychosomatic nature of disease.

The Moon of Harvesting (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
This period is one of gathering together and receiving. This is the time to see what your seeds of labor have become; to harvest and use the potential inside. The influence is one of discovery.

Earth Element
Virgo is an earth element—practical, careful, reliable, and resolute. They impart form and structure.

Material and sensual earth signs like to enjoy the pleasures of life. Earth shapes matter. Earth is the element of the material world—it’s stable and grounded. Practical and productive, it’s concerned with self-sufficiency and security. Earth signs are sensual signs. This is the element most involved in the physical body and the senses.

A Mutable Sign
The epitome of perfectionism, Virgoans are reserved, modest, practical, discriminating, and industrious. Analytical and painstaking, they seek to know and to understand. 

Zodiac Compatibility
Virgoans in any relationship are classy, intelligent, and witty, but they’re most compatible with Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. 

Famous Virgoans
Mother Teresa (Aug 27), Michael Jackson (Aug 29), and Hugh Grant (Sept 9). 

Do you have any Virgos in your life?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
                — Laurie Buchanan

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In many cultures the Sanskrit word “Namaste” is used as a respectful greeting. Translated it means “The light in me honors the light in you;” or “I honor the light within you.” When spoken to another person, it’s commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with hands pressed together, palms touching, and fingers pointed upwards in front of the chest. The gesture can also be performed wordlessly and carry the same meaning; acknowledgement of another’s divinity.


The optical occurrence in certain gemstones such as moonstone, opal, and Labradorite is of tremendous interest to me. It’s known as Adularescence; a distinctive shimmering or glow that appears to come from below the surface, but which is caused by diffraction of light. This phenomenon is impossible in the absence of light. The shimmering only takes place in the presence of light. It is my desire to live in a heart-based manner that radiates the presence of inner light—Divine Love.

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
– Laurie Buchanan
Copyright © 2010 Laurie Buchanan — All Rights Reserved.

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