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If the Virgo Sun/Sagittarius Moon combination could be broken down into items, Virgo would be a microscope, while Sagittarius would be a wide lens telescope. Virgo would analyze the debris sitting within immediate reach, while the archer would have its gaze firmly set upon a distant horizon. The fusion of these two types of energies provides a narrative which speaks to our multivaried options of how we wish to experience our respective worlds.
In a birth chart, when the Sun is in Virgo and the Moon is in Sagittarius, the fundamental energy which stimulates this individual is one of improving life processes through constant analysis, refinement and correction. Make no mistake about it, Virgo wants to use its systematic wiles in service of being “right and exact”.
The propensity of this solar placement is to view the world in relation to how it can immediately be made better. One of the psychological needs of Virgo is to enrich whatever situation, relationship or process that they become a part of. The perfection of skill and technique to be offered as a valuable contribution to humanity is what’s ultimately sought. More than anything, Virgo wants to be useful.
The Sagittarius Moon utilizes the Virgo Sun’s light to reflect a personality which needs to grasp the most all-encompassing worldview possible. This placement suggests that the individual is nourished through physical and mental exploration. This activity can take the form of studying how the laws of the universe and cosmos operate to provide the cords that bind us all or trekking halfway across the globe to experience culture shock.
After some of these experiences have been digested and internalized, the Sagittarius Moon individual needs to have its observations and opinions respected on how they view the grand design that we call life:
“The distant horizon is always felt as more appealing than the here and now. They particularly need mentall freedom [including religious and spiritual room to improve themselves] since their aspirations are not just high, but boundless.”
“In fact, they want to say yes to every opportunity; they want to feel that life is unbounded by any limits , and so they tend to instinctively promise far more than they can ever deliver.”
I’m a firm believer that we can learn valuable and insightful lessons from every sign in the zodiac when the entire system is viewed as a continuum or a progression. I also think that the energies contained in our birth charts are begging for our utilization of them.
The Sun in Virgo needs to use the Sagittarius Moon in order to highlight the large scale possibilities in this world. As not to get snared in the “overanalysis leads to paralysis” trap, better known as the obsessive-compulsive style of the overfunctioning Virgo.
Robert Shapiro states:
“When the obsessive-compulsive person is unable to reach a decision by formula or rule, (s)he may begin to stew. S(he) will struggle to find the “right” solution. S(he) will tax him (her)self to think about it. But the obsessive-compulsive person’s stewing has very little in common with the normal person’s thinking over the relevant facts. In the course of his(her) stewing, the obsessive person will continue long after he(she) has worn out the relevant facts and exhausted any possibility of new understanding from them. (S)he will have combined them in alll of their possible combinations and done so many times. (S)he has, in other words tried to deal with the problem of decision according to his(her) style. (S)he tries to deal with it as if it were the most taxing technical problem- the search for the “right” answer. But most of the time this search is bound to fail. There is no “right” answer in this sense, in the sense that there is a right answer to a technical problem. The decision, as much as s(he) shrinks from the fact, comes to a choice, a preference.”
Conversely, the Sagittarius Moon stands to benefit from the Virgo Sun’s potential for attention to detail and pragmatic focus. There can be significant gains in the area of practical application of knowledge and understanding. Bringing high-minded ideals down to everyday life so that they don’t just remain ivory tower theory, but rather subject themselves to be tested by reality.
In this manner, the lifetime journey is full of options. Both the forest and the trees are available as well as the long range view and the immediate details. The wide eyed wonder associated with the Sagittarian quest is grounded by Virgoan utility without the obsessive after taste that’s common as a result of attempting to compulsively control events and outcomes.
THIS is a win-win.
References: “Neurotic Styles” by Robert Shapiro; “Person To Person Astrology” by Stephen Arroyo
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