Virgo — Perfect Imperfection

by Barry Kerr, evolutionary astrologer
Dates:           Aug. 22–Sept. 21
Ruled by:            Mercury
Element:            Earth

Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, North Node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Virgo on your birth chart.

What is Virgo’s intention?

In the grand scheme of things, what we are doing here, as spirits in human form, is learning how to be conscious co-creators in this time/space dimension we call the physical world. This requires that we pay attention to how this world works, practically, on every level. Hello, Virgo!

It is the Virgo in us all that focuses attention on the details in our experience. Virgo’s spiritual intention is to get it right, to create life to the highest order of potential. Thus, when we are in our Virgo self, we might be fussy, particular and critical, as we are sensitive to everything that falls short of wholeness and perfection. The world is giving us feedback so we can improve our selves, our lives and serve others by improving theirs.

In this process, our Mercury minds take in and analyze a cascade of information about how everything around us and inside of us works or doesn’t work. In affect, Virgo is our inner scientist, applying logic and coolheaded reasoning to our experiences and our relationships. When we do this well, we arrange our daily habits and lifestyles in earthy ways that maintain our health and wholeness, that ground us to the practical boundaries of life, and find useful service. When we do this poorly, we cut off feelings, suffer illnesses, create work and relationship problems, and/or lose spiritual perspective and connection.

What needs healing and growth?

The wounded Virgo in each of us feels incomplete, scattered, fragmented, disconnected and/or impure. Something is wrong physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually and we need to “fix” or “get rid” of it. This can be experienced as physical illness, hyper-anxiety, over-analysis, obsessive worry, obsession with details, faultfinding, perfectionism, “being right” and inflexibility. There is a nagging sense of dissatisfaction that longs for wholeness and order.

To heal our Virgo selves, we need to learn to appreciate that though this world appears to our logical minds to be chaotic, fragmented and disconnected from order and spirit, it is actually always in perfect spiritual balance and harmony; and so are we. With this polar perspective (Pisces/Neptune), we can accept, love and serve ourselves, others, and the world as they are, appreciating that we are each on a unique journey back to conscious wholeness as co-creators. Our job is to pay attention and learn to co-create with more wisdom, faith, mastery and love.

What can I do this month?

To heal and evolve your Virgo self, pay attention to how you participate with others. Do you act on your feelings of compassion? Serve others effectively? Or just judge and criticize? How much does your mind analyze and categorize, and notice details, trying to make order out of disorder? This is what our mind is designed to do, but it needs balance with our heart and intuition.

Is your mind helping you create healthy routines, or causing obsessive and harmful habits? Or do you rebel against routines and order because you are disappointed with the world? Are you living primarily in your head, a mental cloud of disconnect from feelings, or are you grounding into your body and to the earth, feeling your feelings, and taking care of yourself?

Barry Kerr is a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer and life coach, with 34 years of experience and an international clientele, including psychiatrists and psychotherapists. He is also an advanced energy healer, with extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings and coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. For more information, visit Contact Barry at

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2 Responses to Virgo — Perfect Imperfection

  1. Reblogged this on Petite Girls Guide and commented:
    I love learning about myself as a Virgo


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