the Virgins by example the benefits of a more loose and open-minded attitude toward the discrepancies between the ideal and the attainable in both oneself and one's fellow Earthlings, to develop a more casual charisma - and to realize that life was meant to be enjoyed as well as to be card-indexed as to its failings.  But Libra will shed this illumination in the direction of the Virgo friend or loved one with the strangely benevolent tolerance the sign ahead always feels, to some degree, for the sign behind - from having already passed through such spiritual experience (probably more than once). 

Taken as a whole, these two have a great deal in common, much more than they have at odds with one another.  Libra approves of Virgo's strict work ethic (in principle, at least) and rather envies it.  Virgo approves of Libra's sense of justice and fairness - although the Virgins do have a traumatic time of it when they're forced to be a captive audience to Libra's see-saw, decision-making marathons of yes - no - and maybe so, because Virgo will find such undue deliberation a frustrating and unnecessary waste of perfectly good valuable time.  There are certain to be occasions when Virgo will think Libra is lazy - which isn't a bit fair of the Virgin, because Libra's periods of lethargy never fail to be followed by bursts of truly impressive energy and enthusiasm.  After all, a person has to rest sometime, when a person plays as hard and works as intensely as Libra always does, in rather equal parts, keeping it all balanced as much as humanly possible.  But they will each highly admire and respect one another's intelligence, for they were both blessed by a considerable number of brain cells in smooth and well-oiled working condition at birth. 

The fact of the matter is that the Virgo and Libra characteristics which are similar make it difficult to tell such traits apart at times.  Only one example is the beautiful balance of Libra - and the orderly tendency of Virgo.  I have a Pisces friend whose horoscope I have perfectly rectified as having a Scorpio Ascendant, approximately one degree Scorpio 'rising.'  For years now, he has tried to persuade me that my rectification of his Ascendant is 'off' by a degree or two, and that he actually has a
Libra Ascendant.  He's convinced this is so because of a particular obsession he has of checking his billfold a he crosses a busy street - and if the bills are not properly arranged in the correct order (ones, then fives, then tens, then twenties, and so on), he'll stop right in the middle of traffic to rearrange them.  He's certain this is a Libra hangup.  It is not.  Admittedly, it might seem to be a Libra affliction, but it's actually a Virgo syndrome.  Since Virgo is nowhere near his Ascendant, why is he so freakish in this manner?  Because Vulcan, the true ruler of Virgo (and a most powerful planet), will soon be discovered and identified (see Virgo-Virgo chapter), and is presently beaming controlled influences toward Earth.  Undoubtedly, when my Pisces friend with a Scorpio Ascendant was born, Vulcan was conjunct his natal Sun in his birth chart.  It's a fine line to separate, but you can do it, if you meditate on your Sun Sign lessons.  Arranging bills in a wallet in the correct numerical order is clearly Virginian.  A Libra Ascendant would create a different problem.  Libra would stop in the middle of traffic because he (or she) suddenly couldn't decide whether to continue crossing the street - or go back to the restaurant and have another piece of lemon-cream pie. 

A home or an office where Virgo and Libra blend their auras is unusually graced with a happy and harmonious atmosphere, containing and combining Libra's delicately muted pastel patterns of peace; Virgo's silvery laugh and cool, clear eyes; Libra's dimples and heavenly voice, a mist of sweetness, clouds of gentleness; Libra's cologne or talc; Virgo's Ivory Soap scent; beautiful paintings, sparkling-clean windows, soft music in the background, the tinkling sound of Libra's ice cubes in a glass synchronized to the soothing rhythm of Virgo's calculator… and a couple of stray tacks on the floor. 

VULCAN'S SONG… "Virgo's Quest"

there's a Star I have never seen
lost inside a prayer
and somehow, the answer to love is there

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