The Virgo-Pisces axis in astrology is centered around connecting the ethereal to the earthly. While opposites, both of these signs share similarities. It is through balancing the spiritual and the earthly that both Virgo and Pisces are able to achieve wholeness. In this duality experience, it is the blending of both halves that provide the wholeness that we seek. With Virgo and Pisces understanding that we are all divine beings having an earthly experience is important.
The Importance of the Astrological Axis
The astrological axis is important in understanding the energies of wholeness. There are 12 astrological signs that are paired with opposites. These opposites represent the balancing of energies that are available to us while also revealing the extremes of each sign. The following is the astrological axis.
Taurus (2nd house and earth)——-Scorpio (8th house and water)
Gemini (3rd house and air)——–Sagittarius (9th house and water)
Cancer (4th house and water)——–Capricorn (10th house and earth)
Leo (5th house and fire)———Aquarius (11th house and air)
Virgo (6th house and earth)——–Pisces (12th house and water)
With the astrological axis, there is the opposition between elements. For example, the wet water signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are in opposition to the dry earth signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Likewise, there is also opposition in relational patterns with the fire signs of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius being passionate and action-oriented while the air signs are cerebral and logical.
The astrological axis shows us that while opposites attract they also create balance. Cancer is home-oriented and interested in nurturing itself and its family, but it is important for Cancer to also understand the importance of being an adult, being accountable and responsible, and achieving something on the outside as shown by Cancer’s opposite sign Capricorn. In the same instance, Capricorn can learn to focus less on seeking validation in the outer world through status and achievements and learn to embrace the Cancerian energy of seeking validation through self-care, developing inner security, and focusing on the home.
Ultimately, the astrological axis offers insight on how we can achieve the heights of our natal energies as well as incorporate oppositional energies for wholeness.
The Virgo-Pisces Axis
The Virgo-Pisces axis calls the soul to harmonize the ethereal and earthly experience. As an earth sign, Virgo is centered on making the most of the earthly experience. There is a desire to synthesize and utilize what is in the environment for maximum benefit, but in order to do this discrimination is key. Virgo notices the details in a quest for perfection. This tendency to notice what is broken and needs to be fixed makes them great a helping themselves and others. However, this can also result in criticalness.
The concern with Virgo’s energy is that if perfection is the pursuit, there will always be something to work on. This is not necessarily bad, but it does pose issues when Virgo is constantly seeing itself and others as some type of “fixer-upper.” There is also the issue of what is “perfect.” Who defines perfection, and is anyone obligated to meet the standards of perfection set by other individuals?
Elevated Virgo energy focuses less on being perfect on more on wholeness. It is possible to have unison between the mind, body, and spirit. However, everything in life is changeable, just as Virgo itself. Thus, focusing on the pursuit of wholeness within and without the self allows for continual improvement (which Virgo loves) without the limitations that come with a self-imposed or other-imposed perfection.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there is the watery energy of Pisces. Pisces is an intuitive feeler. They gather information “from beyond”-almost in a sense absorbing information from their environments. In order to do this, Pisces has to meld with its environment which means a loss of boundaries. This loss of boundaries removes the barriers that keep Pisces separate. Because Pisces can feel and experience what the other is going through (empathy), they are able to offer help. The issue with this is that the loss of boundaries poses issues that include being delusional as well as being deceived by others and being the deceiver.
Pisces has an issue with seeing things clearly at times. Unfortunately, Pisces has an amazing intuition, but they do not always follow through with its guidance. The irony is that the intuitive function is the messenger from beyond that Pisces seeks for understanding. Pisces won’t heed the intuition and often deceives itself and even others. Also, Pisces may attempt to escape its reality when it does not like what it is encountering by being delusional, lying, using substances to alter the experience, or simply disappearing.
Elevated Pisces energy is aware that no matter how weary its soul is from the numerous incarnations; the soul is here to make use of this experience and prepare itself for return to Oneness. When Pisces understands this, the desire to run away or evade issues ceases as there is nowhere to run but here. Taking advantage of isolation to center and listen to the intuitive faculty (that still small voice) enables Pisces to navigate this physical plane with heightened awareness and connectivity to the self as well as to Source energy…which is what Pisces wants ultimately…to connect and dissolve into Spirit.
Integration of the Virgo-Pisces Polarity
Virgo and Pisces are both humble, service-oriented signs that can learn a lot from each other in their paths to wholeness. From embracing the Pisces spectrum, Virgo can learn that at times there is something beyond the details that are right in front of them. While Virgo’s discernment allows it to decide what is what and who is who, the critical aspect constantly sees flaws in the pursuit of perfection. Pisces energy can assist Virgo with accepting people despite the flaws and tempering the desire to make themselves and others a project to be fixed. By embracing Piscean energy, Virgo learns that we are all working on something and perhaps the path is not to be perfect but to remember that we are all whole and complete despite our flaws. We are all on a journey to wholeness that unlike perfection does not have a goalpost.
Likewise, by embracing Virgo energy Pisces can come down from the ethers and face life. The escapism does not work here on the physical plane because it will only get Pisces but so far. This physical experience is to be lived and faced. Pisces can learn a lot from Virgo’s willingness to meet this experience head-on through living a simple concrete, grounded life. Something as simple as a spiritually connected routine (Virgo rules routines) can really help ground Pisces energy into the physical. Also, Pisces can benefit from Virgo’s discernment. Pisces can combine the ability to be guided by intuition with the details provided by Virgo to see people and circumstances clearly. This will help Pisces avoid delusion as well as the potential to be taken advantage of and/or deceived.