As we find ourselves in the midst of the Virgo season, let’s think on what we love about the Virgo sign in general.
Practical, efficient, reliable, level-headed, wise and mature, this is a sign of someone who you just know you can rely on, no matter what. There’s nothing thrifty or frivolous with this sign. They like to get down to business and make things happen, all with a determined and focused energy. Others may view them as uptight at times, but Virgo just wants to get things done; and thank goodness for them, because imagine the chaos that would ensue without them!
We have crystals for Virgo and advice to help us get through this Virgo season, but what about Tarot for Virgo? Which cards correspond to Virgo and how can Tarot help you, either as a Virgo sign or through the Virgo season? Read on to find out!
Virgo in the Major Arcana: The Hermit
Each sign of the zodiac is represented by a Tarot card in the Major Arcana. This corresponds to the deepest part of your personality, the one that is not immediate to everyone else at first, but which tends to manifest into something stronger over time.
For Virgo, the Major Arcana card is the Hermit.
Now, while images of a lonely old man who lives in the woods may spring to mind, the Hermit is far, far more than the stereotype. The Hermit is wise – very wise. Wisdom is, in fact, one of the Hermit’s strongest qualities, just as it is a powerful characteristic of the Virgo individual and those with a lot of Virgo in their charts.
Just as the Hermit connects to the earth through hermitting himself away in the woods, among the wildlife, streams, rocks, and dirt, so does the Virgo earth energy do the same – and it is through this earth energy that wisdom manifests. Common sense is very much an earthy quality, and wisdom and common sense are strongly intertwined.
How about the solitary aspect? Virgo is not exactly the sign of sociability. Virgoans tend to be quite introverted, even the loud ones. They may not say much, but there is lot going on in their keen minds. Ever the practical one, Virgo will assess a situation and find a practical solution. So does the Hermit – after all, if you’re going off to live on your own in the wild, you’re going to need a certain degree of resourcefulness and practicality!
You need to find your own food, forage your own herbs, find your own stream to drink from, understand how to heal yourself from minor injuries, and so forth. They may not be the most imaginative of the zodiac or the most innovative – but when it comes to dealing with real-world, earthly issues, there is no one better than the Virgo.
A card of strong meditation and reflection, this sums Virgo up to a tee. Reflection and analysis are an inherent part of Virgo’s nature. Whether you are a Virgo or not, Virgo season is an important time to reflect on everything and assess which direction you want your life to turn in. This may include making some adjustments, but this re-assessment time is crucial to your overall sense of self.
Virgos are caring and nurturing individuals, but they do not allow emotions to cloud their judgement. Like the Hermit, they are able to view things clearly and concisely, and after much thought and reflection, they are able to reach conclusions for the benefit of all.
Ultimately, the Hermit is a card of deep reflection that can lead to enlightenment and a greater understanding of oneself and the world around them. With their strong earth energy and resourceful nature, Virgo individuals have the ability to go deep into their inner world and come out of it again with greater clarity and understanding than before. This is the gift of the Hermit and one which everyone can harness under the Virgo energy.
Virgo in the Minor Arcana: 8 of Pentacles
Of all the cards in the Minor Arcana, the 8 of Pentacles is the ultimate card of Virgo. The 8 of Pentacles is all about hard work, focus, and dedication. When a Virgo sets their mind to a task, they can spend years diligently and carefully working towards that goal.
The 8 of Pentacles strongly encompasses the Virgo’s talent for perseverance; they have a remarkable ability to work on their craft from beginning to end, patiently plodding on, for years if necessary. It is an excellent sign for success.
Where Have the Virgo Cards Shown Up in Your Reading?
During this Virgo season, look deeper into the Hermit and 8 of Pentacles cards. Look closely at the images; how can they relate to your life at this time and what messages are they trying to tell you?
It’s a time to be resourceful and methodical; let the Tarot card meanings help guide your daily Virgo horoscope and the earthy Virgo energy currently at play. Incorporating daily Tarot into your life not only provides you with greater insight into your situations but helps you learn a great deal more about yourself too.
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