Similar to life, astrological understanding requires reconciling opposites. So how do we go about balancing the polarities with our lives and ourselves?
There are twelve signs and six polarities. Aries/Libra, Taurus/Scorpio, Gemini/Sagittarius, Cancer/Capricorn, Leo Aquarius and finally Virgo/Pisces.
We contain all of the signs/polarities within our charts and thus within our lives. Each one is asking us to develop certain qualities. Some may be more emphasized than others but they are all part of our journey. All of them bring wisdom that we can consciously develop.
For longest time the Virgo/Pisces polarity was somewhat mystifying to me. I understood the cookbook definitions but what was it asking from me? From my clients where it was emphasized? In other words, what did it really want?
Both signs have the idea of serving or suffering associated with them. But serving what?
On many levels I often feel that Virgo is the most misunderstood. It certainly has had a bad rap, often being associated with anal, fanatically neat personalities…perfectionism. And the dark side of Virgo can certainly go there.
At its best Virgo is about bringing order to chaos, about consciously choosing. Used well it helps us focus and direct our energy. Virgo is about being willing to do the work necessary to bring our creations into being. It is the vessel.
For Pisces on the other hand it is easy (natural) to experience the all. Boundless, it senses everything. It is full of compassion and creativity and yearns for the connection with everything it senses. And it can get lost in all that boundless possibility experiencing disillusionment not quite knowing how to connect this vision to everyday reality and feeling overwhelmed as a result.
It needs the polarity of Virgo to bring all this boundlessness into being. Pisces needs focus, Virgo needs inspiration and compassion, and together they feed each other. Virgo is the vessel that is the receptacle of the universe’s (Pisces) boundless creative energy so that it can be contained and focused. Without the compassion and vision of Pisces the vessel is empty.
While this just scratches the surface, here is one of the more powerful ways that you can use to look at this polarity: Wherever Virgo/Pisces lies in your chart you are being asked to consciously look at what you are devoted to and then to focus how you demonstrate that in the actual nuts and bolts of everyday life. In other words how do you make your visions a reality?
Consciously or unconsciously we are all devoted/committed to certain things within our lives. If you are not sure what you are or have been devoted to look around your at the details of your daily life. Those details will reflect the current commitments you have both conscious and unconscious. Life will reflect who you are being. Then it is up to you to choose and practice (Virgo) who and what you are going to serve. You can either serve the greater vision or your insecurities (Pisces).
Consciousness is the substance between the matter of dreams or nightmares.
As I write this I am reminded of the statement -Before enlightenment: Chop wood carry water. After enlightenment: Chop Wood and Carry Water. To master the Virgo Pisces Polarity you must serve the greater vision that you carry within.