Taurus 28° (May 19)

I am still in a blackout, that is to say that the original entries, here, got lost or I never wrote anything to begin with And will be if not many moons than a couple before I start writing in real time what actually happened on this day besides what I ate: Pork Chop + Polenta from Terra Luna.

He is astrology’s Addison DeWitt (the theater critic character from All About Eve), who can wield double-edged power with his at turns careful and caustic assessments of others and their works. I prescribe ways for him channel his astute opinions into making rather than breaking people and situations in his sights. Like DeWitt, Virgo can be a powerful puppet master. While some say the sign is ruled by disabled Chiron, once a planet that was pummeled by asteroids, or the as-yet undiscovered Vulcan suspected to be orbiting between Mercury and the Sun, the traditional ruler of Virgo is Mercury, named for the winged god, which rules Gemini also. But it is this element of uncertainty about his planetary parentage that is most telling. Virgo lives by the power of the question mark—nothing for him is ever written in stone. He is infamously noncommittal, keeping his options open and others guessing. If we consider Mercury’s rule: In the mutable-air sign of Gemini, all manner of breeze-born birds and insect have emblematic impact; while in the mutable-earth sign of Virgo, we are symbolically grounded in the more terrestrial species, the gangly strutting storks and cranes, and the flightless emus, ostriches and other such big birds. Flightlessness in birds isn’t actually a disability, but a mark of evolution. It signifies filling/finding a niche in an environment where there is no competition or danger from earthbound predators. It is symptomatic of certain safety. These types of birds have lost flight. In my philosophy, however, it is the Virgo woman who primarily draws on these gawky, grounded birds, metaphysically and even in appearance. Metaphorically, it is somewhat telling about the Virgo male, too, as he is all about finding his own solitary niche, for sure, and being, of all the males in the Zodiac, the least fond of competition, which can make him anxious in the extreme. He opts instead to carve out an existence for himself where he isn’t open to comparison or censure. (As a Virgo friend of mine, the folk performance artist Taylor Mac has been quoted as saying:  “comparison is violence”). Virgo isn’t comfortable under others’ authority. He is an isolationist and thrives, most, in that mode, both professionally and privately. And I can take it one better:

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