Virgo Ascendant

Every Virgo Rising is closet royalty. Check it out. Leo rules your 12th house.

First of all, your Soul Mates… in ancient astrology, they went much more by Rising Signs. Others with the same Rising Sign constituted your cohort or traveling companions in life.

Those with Virgo Rising include statesmen Julius Caesar, King Henry VIII, Talleyrand, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Frederic Mitterrand, Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, Nicolas Sarkozy, Silvio Berlusconi, writers Baudelaire, Victor Hugo, Rousseau, Jane Austen, Camus, Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie and J.R.R. Tolkien, composers Mozart, Haydn, Chopin and Vivaldi, superstars Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Uma Thurman, Sharon Stone, Marion Cotillard (“Edith Piaf”), Kurt Cobain, Walt Disney, Woody Allen, John Malkovich, Kevin Costner, Marlene Dietrich, Dolly Parton, Hugh Hefner and Julie Andrews, financiers Baron Meyer Amschel de Rothschild and Henry Ford, opera greats Andre Bocelli and Placido Domingo, athletic superstars Pele, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods, comedians Peter Sellers and Will Ferrell, Florence Nightingale, “Sissi” (married Emperor Franz Josef of Austria), Copernicus, Caligula, Dick Cheney, Grand Ayatollah Khomeni, Claude Levi-Strauss, King Farouk of Egypt, Agrippa and Generalissimo Francisco Franco.

What matters to Virgo Rising is to get it right. Preeminent sports figures like Brazilian soccer superstar Pele, record Grand Slam tennis champion Roger Federer and golf pro Tiger Woods are good examples of people who focused, practiced and achieved. In another field, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson, each a triple Virgo, were two American presidents who really knew how to get legislation passed. Meyer Rothschild founded the international banking family. Henry Ford built an empire on cars. Julie Andrews dominated the stage and screen for a decade with her superb talent.

Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, Woody Allen and John Malkovich all have their Suns in Sagittarius and were ridiculously talented, prolific and influential Virgo Rising supermen. In the 2000 BBC poll of its online readers for “Man of the Century”, Winston Churchill was the popular choice.

Your Ascendant tells you what experiences in life to choose in order to grow. Virgo Rising needs to be selective but there are two ways to slice and dice. Florence Nightingale saw a missing detail in the medical establishment and created the role of the nurse. Talleyrand, arguably the best diplomat in European history, determined his skill but then served many masters, Louis XVI, through the revolution, Napoleon, Louis XVIII and Louis-Philippe.

If used negatively, mental illness is a peril because Virgo Rising is so sensitive to vibes. Kurt Cobain’s tragic suicide made headlines in 1994. Most of you process “everything” through your digestive system, getting IBS or diarrhea quite easily when stressed. This is a sign to narrow your focus and be more selective about what kind of energy you are letting in. Purify. Distill.

It’s critical to Virgo Rising to understand the concept of service. There is the desire to fix everything but you are given the ability to discriminate between good, better and best. Some people’s lives aren’t worth your time to straighten out. Let them go and focus your energy on the highest good for all concerned.

Depending on the sign and house of your Sun, you must pull these positive experiences towards you in order to grow. Find opportunities that allow you to be nonjudgmental and to express your own integrity. Be willing to judge yourself by your actions not your ideals. Write these words on a piece of paper and carry it with you, “Other people’s energy is not contagious.”

You also want to use this energy to narrow your focus. Virgo Rising has a Sagittarius IC, the ruler of the 4th house, or the Soul Point, which is the Renaissance Man, the person who is so talented, they master everything, sports, painting, music, writing, social activities, etc. The difficult part is to sort out the wheat from the chaff and focus on what you were born to do. Ask yourself, “What is the highest and best use of my energy this lifetime?”

When centered and in touch, Virgo Rising can express universal love and oneness with absolute, almost saint-like, purity.

The Rising Sign also describes your physical appearance. As you can see by the list above, some of the best looking people in the world have Virgo Rising. It is also famous for high style fashion consciousness and an air of entitlement.