Hello Virgo Season! Ruled by quick and clever Mercury, Virgo energy is meticulous, thoughtful, nurturing, practical, observant, analytical and modest. Mercury also happens to be exalted in Virgo, meaning that it’s influence flows easily and naturally within this sign. As the planet of intellectualism and information, it makes perfect sense that Mercury is at home here, in the sign of observation and detail.
Virgos have a reputation that paints them as obsessive, neurotic and hyper critical but really, these lower vibrational traits only see the light of day because of how nurturing and concerned with other peoples well-being they are. We must also remember that Virgo is given the archetype of The Maiden; someone who is independent but also has the ability to tend to all living things. Because of this nurturing quality that can come off as overbearing, I actually think of Virgos as the ultimate Earth Mother.
Because Virgo has this responsible and organized energy, and because it falls on the time of the year that the school year starts, this Virgo-ruled back-to-school energy definitely encourages us to get our sh*t together after the wild ride of the summer. Virgo offers us some much needed stability after an exhilarating summer as we approach the Autumn Equinox and make our way into the last quarter of the year.
Additionally, Virgo rules the sixth house of the zodiac which is the house of health and wellness. After a wild summer where a lot of us went extra hard to make up for last year, this might be a good time to reprioritize our health, especially as these variants continue to spread. It might even be a good time for a detox of whatever kind your body needs whether it be food, alcohol or anything else.
In the tarot, the sign of Virgo is associated with The Hermit card. At first glance, some people may jump to conclusions and think that this is a negative card when truly, it is a card of wisdom that is not gate kept. In the traditional Rider-Waite deck, the image on the card shows an elderly man holding a lantern on what looks to be the top of a mountain. This depicts that the person who has made it to the top of whatever proverbial mountain it may be, does not deny others the knowledge that allowed them to reach that peak but rather actively illuminates the path behind them so that others may follow. When everyone else went right, they went left but they didn’t cover up the footsteps they left behind, hoping that others who also didn’t follow the status quo would not feel alone and isolated by their choice.
These formidable traits are reflected in Virgos color associations of: navy blue (wisdom, responsibility, authority), pale blue (serenity, reliability, receptivity), and all shades of green (abundance, growth, stability). Using these colors along with Virgos traits and characteristics, I have identified the colors and prints that best express this energy so that we may empower ourselves this season through the practice of embodiment. Whether you have Virgo placements you’d like to connect to or whether you desire to move through the zodiacal seasons with more ease, this selection can be your vehicle in which to do so.
As the primary color association for the sign of Virgo, this shade of blue is the purest manifestation of Virgo’s energy of responsibility and wisdom. Additionally, as a sign that prioritizes functionality, the leg-wear options all include pockets for maximum efficiency.
Virgo energy is all about simplicity, dependability and structure and personally, this color reminds me of light wash denim and denim just happens to be a textile correspondence to Virgo. Classic denim is all about structure, precision and of course, practicality. Pair this color with light wash denim to achieve an elegant and structured monochromatic look. Undeniable Virgo vibes!
As a sign ruled by the element of earth, this deep emerald green reminds me of the deep richness of the world's jungles and rainforests. From the jungles of Brazil to the rainy forests of the Pacific Northwest, this color will have you connecting with your inner forest faerie. Especially because thyme is actually said to attract fairies!
This color serves the ultimate Earth Mother energy. This lighter shade is soothing and as a plant, eucalyptus is actually used to soothe anxiety, stress and even mild symptoms of illness (and Virgo rules the 6th house of health) and is actually associated with the sign of Virgo.
I love this print for Virgo because it encompasses all of the colors I just listed, making it an artistic representation of our planet Earth. With its rich, earthy tones and mandala design, this print is a humbling expression of our home and is yet another reminder of the beauty and safety we aim to preserve through sustainable practices.
As a sign that encompasses the entirety of the Earth's majesty, Reverie is a stunning expression of the oceans of the Earth. This deep textured blue is nearly as captivating as the oceanic depths it reflects.
As we close out the summer with Virgo season, She asks us what changes we need to make in our lives in order to reach the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year. This is a time to recalibrate, take stock and regroup in order to reach and even surpass your personal finish line.
May this season bless us with the physical and mental health needed to persevere and achieve our goals. May this season stabilize us while we process all that has been repressed. May this season guide us to our personal peaks while allowing us the grace to share our paths with others. And finally, may this season help us embrace our inner Maiden, a person who is independent and belongs wholly to themselves while simultaneously having the flexible and mutable qualities that allow us to look out for and nurture others. So It Is.
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Gabriela is a fashion stylist based in Los Angeles, specializing in the use of one’s wardrobe as the ultimate magical tool. Being a Venusian-ruled triple Taurus, Gabriela’s divine purpose is to empower others through the self-loving ritual of adornment. For her, beauty is not an obligation or a convention, but a way of being.