Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Living Astrologically: Balancing the Virgo-Pisces polarity

Think positive!

Stay calm!

Everything is OK!

Now apply them in the REAL world.

How can you stay positive when you have people in your life shedding tears before your very eyes because members of their family is dying?  How do you stay calm when you are struggling to make ends meet?  How can you bring yourself to say 'Everything is OK' when clearly it isn't?  

As a Pisces Sun, Mars and South Node oppose Saturn and North Node in Virgo native, I have taken on the lesson of balancing the Virgo-Pisces polarity: to make spirituality practical and relevant in our daily lives.

It is so easy to remain positive and calm when you are in the comfort of your own home, with your nose behind a new age book, teaching you mantras to chant to keep your mind focused on 'what you want'.  Don't get me wrong, I truly believe in the power of positive thinking but the real test comes when we integrate ourselves back into the real world.  How do we convince people of the value of positive thinking when disasters befall them?  This reminds me of James Redfield's second novel in the Celestine Prophecy series, The Tenth Insight:  Holding the Vision.  How do we hold the spiritual vision (Pisces) in reality (Virgo)?

This is how I attempt to utilise my Virgo-Pisces polarity:
  • Step behind the Virgo mask and stabilise your emotions
  • Listen with the Pisces heart
  • Access the spiritual teachings (Pisces) embedded in your brain (Virgo)
  • Articulate (Virgo) the spiritual wisdom (Pisces) as appropriate

Yes, easier said than done, but I believe wholeheartedly that everything happens for a reason.  

No matter how tough the lesson, there is a gem buried in there somewhere.  

Your heart might be breaking but the cruel reality is - the world keeps on moving whether you like it or not.  

Have a good cry, extract the lesson within and move on.  

We are all here for a reason.


  1. I agree completely! That is exactly how I do it. I have a Virgo sun, Pisces Moon, Gemini Asc(thank God) and my North Node is in Pisces and South Node in Virgo. In my case I think my Virgo protects my Pisces and my Pisces softens my Virgo. I laugh at myself a lot that helps.

    1. Thanks for sharing Kathryn. My Virgo gives my Pisces a structure to daydream and procrastinate within. I'm constantly feeling the tug of war between the two sides:-)


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