Scorpio Sun, Virgo Moon

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In a birth chart, when the Sun is placed in Scorpio and the Moon in Virgo the core life energy which stimulates the individual is comprised of depth, intensity, extremes and the control of information. 

This placement suggests a penetrative orientation. One who desires to investigate material that’s been buried, repressed and kept “secret”. Scorpio shuns living on the surface. They would rather get to the root of life even if what they unearth may be repulsive or hideous.

Scorpio finds value in the sacred AND the profane. This allows them to be very effective in the process of healing themselves and others.

The Virgo Moon uses the light of the Scorpio sun to create a personality form that needs to be right, exact, correct and useful. The Moon in Virgo suggests an emotional need to perfect a part of oneself and offer it to humanity as a gift in the form of serviceVirgo Moons are nourished by precise analysis, picking things apart in order to see how they may function more optimally when reassembled.

The ultimate compliment you could pay to an individual with a Virgo Moon is:  ”this situation has improved so much ever since YOU entered the picture. Your skills of analysis are impeccable.”

However, what would benefit lunar Virgos is to make sure this process of “picking apart” doesn’t run rampant and morph into hyper criticism of others and unfounded anal retentiveness. For this type of behavior can sometimes be a reflection of inner disappointment from not being perfect:

”They [Virgo Moons] likewise feel more secure by making definite improvements in their environment, in their scientific, artistic or intellectual pursuits, or-what is NOT always appreciated-in other people. In fact, as woman wrote in a questionnaire, “sometimes they can be busybodies, putting others’ lives in order with advice-usually not so tactful. They’re so busy organizing friends’ lives that they forget about their own back yards.”

“Being helpful makes them feel better about themselves and aids them in overcoming their habitual self-doubt and sense of personal imperfection. In fact “perfectionism” is a key word for Virgo, and their unavoidable awareness of their own imperfections leads very often to an excessive self-consciousness, sometimes of a type so severe as to render them unable to use their true gifts with any confidence.”

The optimum version of this blend is an individual who is effective in eliciting emotional reactions from others, yet is also strikingly useful once the proper situation presents itself. It’s the type of person that might take you aback at first meeting, maybe even with a twist of psychic nakedness.

If you don’t stop at the surface, however, they will show you how to re-assemble your mental and emotional wardrobe in a restorative way. It’s the doctor that gives you that medicine which may not taste so good, but in the end, it cures what ails you.

Reference: Person-to-Person Astrology: Energy Factors in Love, Sex & Compatibility by Stephen Arroyo

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