do you have any advice for a young virgo rising trying to come to terms with so many rising sign posts stating that virgo rising people are invisible/difficult to notice? i don't know if i'm reading these wrong, but it seems to equate to having no presence (more or less, since natal charts are infinitely complex)...? i really want to like my rising sign but find it challenging, if you would be down to give any advice
Well, the first thing to do is realize that those posts aren’t wrong per se, they’re just basic af. Think a few steps further than what you’re given (you’re in the unique position of living with the placement so you can do it more justice than others… this is why I can speak so clearly and in depth about cancer ascendants), why do you think that ascending Virgo is quiet/unassuming? It’s not that they inherently desire to stay out of the limelight, but rather that they need that distance in order to observe others.
Gemini (the other sign ruled by Mercury) is apt to dive in and and seek to manipulate the atmosphere of a given situation because they are positive/masculine polarity. They need to shake things up in order to learn more about them. In contrast Virgo is a negative/feminine sign, they still have the innate curiosity and desire to learn because of Mercury, but they aren’t as active/disruptive in the way they go about it. Instead they would rather sit back and observe. Then they can get a better objective picture of what’s going on and make sharper decisions. Virgo on the ascendant denotes a person that is careful, observant, intelligent, insightful, a great problem solver, and someone who has the ability and desire to help others (Virgo is a sign of service after all).
Furthermore, because it’s an earth sign their sensuality is increased ten-fold. They take things in with their sight, their sense of smell, their sense of touch, they listen carefully…. This is all data to them, but secretly they revel in such delights. Getting up-close and personal wouldn’t allow them the same amount of time to savor these things. Virgo is clandestine in that way. They give so much to others, and so they need something small and secret that they can keep just to themselves.