By Matt Savinar, Virgo: Neat, Clean, and Discrete

Virgo is the Hard Working Nurse, the Long Suffering Nun, the Discerning Analyst, the Humble Servant, and the Uber-Fit Health Guru of the Zodiac. In medical astrology Virgo rules the intestines which quietly but dutifully separate what stays with the body for nutritive purposes from what must be discarded as waste. This is where Virgo gets its analytical abilities, its health consciousness, and its tendency to serve anonymously from. When a person’s Sun (identity) is in Virgo they will come to be identified with their competence, intelligence, and helpfulness. Florence Nightingale was not technically a Virgo but her image as a reform minded nurse is about as Virgo as it gets.

Virgo is the Florence Nightingale of the Zodiac

Sitting 60 degrees from Virgo is Scorpio, the sign the sign of the Shaman and the Spy, the Sorceress and the Spell-Caster, the Hitman and the Detective, the Investment Banker and the Contract Killer, the Criminal Deviant and the Depth Psychologist, the Covert-Op and the Deep Cover Cop, the Countess-in-Chief of Mind Bending and the Professor Emeritus of Freak Nasty. When a person’s Moon (emotional needs) is in Scorpio (depth) they are nourished by anything that involves secrets, souls, or intense sex appeal. To illustrate: using its premier date as its date of birth, the film Basic Instinct starring Sharon Stone is a Scorpio Moon film. (Chart) The film’s famous “interrogation” scene is an extreme but not all together inaccurate summary of the Scorpio Moon’s clandestine psychological prowess:

Combine the capacity for anonymity of a Virgo Sun with the clandestine instincts of a Scorpio Moon and you get what might be the most effective Sun/Moon combination for the world of high-stakes spy-craft. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson calls this the combination of “The Sly Fox” whose “intellectual bearing masks a deeply secretive inner nature”. (Source) To illustrate: using its establishment date as its date of birth, the CIA is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) The image you’re looking at is a photo of a CIA agent tried (in absentia) for conducting an illegal abduction in Milan. (Source) It was released by Italian prosecutors in 2005 and brought to wider public attention by author/artist Trevor Paglen through a series of art exhibits and his 2010 book Invisible: Classified Landscapes and Covert Operations. (Source)


Virgo is the Sun sign most likely to prefer working in quiet anonymity while secrecy is a deep seated emotional need for any person, organization, or “entity” with their Moon in Scorpio. So metaphorically an image of an anonymous (Virgo) man in black (Scorpio) is an excellent approximation of the CIA’s Sun/Moon pairing. Furthermore, Virgo/Scorpios tend to be very smart dressers even when they’re involved in very dirty work. In the above image, for instance, you might have noticed how neatly the agent’s tie is tied.

Back in the 1970s it came to light that the CIA had developed a “heart attack” gun, a super sly weapon that deviously combined Virgo’s health consciousness with Scorpio Moon’s inclination for the deadly.

The public may think of the agency as high profile, high-adventure, and action oriented due to its depiction in media but the reality is much more mundane (Virgo). Most of what the CIA does is “analysis” (Virgo) of intelligence regarding “secrets” (Scorpio). Looking through bank accounts, sifting through emails, pouring over satellite photos to find minor anomalies that may lead to larger conspiracies is the type of detail oriented work that a Virgo Sun eats for breakfast. Subtle manipulation of a country’s interest rates, rigging of a region’s electricity prices, or obtaining an organization’s accounting files are the sort of subtly effective (Virgo) methods that are the CIA’s bread and butter, not the theatrical tactics seen in spy films. The agency gets all of this work done behind a wall of secrecy that any Scorpio Moon can appreciate.

Virgo/Scorpio always gets the job done.

Virgo/Scorpio individuals, particularly the women, can take a distinctly CIA-esque approach to matters of the heart. This is the woman most likely to dispatch her own predator spy drone outside the kitchen window of her intended to make sure he’s taking his vitamins. And not on your ex-girlfriend’s facebook page. And doing his morning calisthenics. And washing before he eats.

Here’s a little (Virgo) secret (Scorpio): if you want to know the real intent behind a television show all you have to do is check the chart for the show’s debut. This is because television shows have astrological charts just like people, countries, and intelligence organizations. Just substitute the show’s premier for its date and time of birth and you’ve got all the inside information you could ever want on why the show is really being produced. To illustrate: using its premier date of 9/17/66 as its date of birth, the hit 1960s television series Mission Impossible is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon just like the CIA. (Chart)

Reading through the Mission Impossible plot summaries it’s clear to those in the know that the writers were either inspired by or leaked information about some of the CIA’s most clandestine operations of that era. I could tell you which episodes correlate to which operations but then I would have to track your IP address. Of course maybe this site already is tracking your IP address. Or maybe not. After all, why would a largely unknown astrology site being operated out of an undisclosed location in Northern California be tracking your IP address? Really, what are you getting so nervous about? What is it you’re trying to hide?

Actress Beyonce Knowles is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) She’s known to be total workaholic, another hallmark of this combination. A textbook Virgo/Scorpio will still have three jobs even if they’re independently wealthy or married to a music mogul as Mrs. Knowles happens to be:

Of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings it’s one of the best at absolutely pouring their heart into their work. This is especially the case if, as Bill Tierney points out, the work involves repair and renovation or hygiene and health consciousness in some way. (Source) To illustrate: using its initial operating date of September 11th, 1972 as its date of birth, the famed Northern California subway system Bay Area Rapid Transit is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) Like the textbook Virgo/Scorpio individual, BART is so industrious, efficient and good at its job that it often gets taken for granted by those who come to rely on it. It’s also almost always undergoing renovations to improve its efficiency. You could even go so far as to say that it’s dedicated to health consciousness since riding BART is much healthier for both the planet and local economy than driving gas guzzling cars.

Virgo/Scorpios often posses incredibly intellectual acumen. For instance, rapper Greg Jacobs, aka “Shock G”, is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) Take a look at this video where he carefully scrutinizes the styles of a number of rappers in a manner that is both intensely analytical (Virgo) and deeply moving (Scorpio):

Jacobs came to national attention in 1989 as “Mr. Humpty Hump”, a fictional character he portrayed while leading the pioneering rap groups Digital Underground. With the same Sun/Moon pairing as the CIA and the “Mission Impossible” television series maybe we shouldn’t be surprised he is best known for his ability to disguise himself.

The Virgo/Scorpio combination is also an excellent one for corporate espionage, either engaging in it on the offense or testing a company’s defenses against it. Imagine, for instance, you’re an executive at a Fortune 500 company. Internal affairs calls you to let you know your laptop has been compromised. The suspected culprit is that unassuming janitor or quiet maid whose face you barely remember, but nobody knows for sure. IA thinks the culprit may have downloaded the contents of your laptop to a thumb drive hidden in their broomstick while you were out in the parking lot taking a phone call from your spouse. (Or was it your lover?) But again, nobody knows for sure. By the time you were back in your office they were finishing up their vacuuming and on their way out the door just as anonymously as they were on their way in. But maybe not, IA’s not really sure. What’s the culprit’s astrological identity? Well chances are they’re a Virgo/Scorpio. But again, nobody knows for sure exactly what their chart looks like. This is because behind this pairing’s unassuming exterior hides one hell of a tough customer. As effective at observing others as they are at hiding in plain sight, they’ll have the contents of your psyche (or smartphone) captured, categorized, and cross-indexed before you even have reason to remember their face.

That laptop of yours with all those emails, files, websites, and photos you should probably be deleting before your spouse discovers them? Don’t even bother trying. The files have already been extracted and uploaded to a remote server.

You really should be more careful about who you you let track your IP address.

Think I’m exaggerating? Did you not watch the 1967 CIA video “Defense Against the Spy” that I embedded a few paragraphs previously? Of course you didn’t watch it. Your eyes just skimmed right past it, just like the eyes of (not so) fictional corporate executive skimmed right past our (not so) fictional Virgo/Scorpio janitor turned spy. But then maybe this site isn’t really tracking your IP address. Or maybe it is tracking your IP address and you should go watch that video. Or maybe that video has something embedded in it you’re not supposed to see. Or maybe you need to go find a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon friend to assist in figuring out why this article is so preoccupied with your IP address. Because that’s what Virgo sun, Scorpio Moon individuals do best: they dig deep, they hit their marks, and they figure s–t out.

Furthermore if it turns out this article’s preoccupation with your IP address is a sign the author has lost his mind then your Virgo/Scorpio friend might even be able to assist him in getting to the root of his neurosis. He’s already referring to himself in the third person, that is a clue right there that something is amiss. Unless, of course, he’s perfectly sane and it’s actually you who is losing your mind. Either way a Virgo/Scorpio individual would be able to get to the bottom of this situation. Bill Tierney explains why in his book All Around the Zodiac:

Emotional intensity is mixed with nervous energy in this pairing, resulting in behavior that at times borders on the neurotic. Still, Virgo/Scorpio must uncover the bottom-line reasons for why something or someone is malfunctioning. Virgo depends on its logical mind to help it backtrack and trace any problem to its root cause, while Scorpio uses its psychic sensitivity to feel out hidden factors of any complex situation. Together, this combo is unbeatable at detective work, whether in trying to solve a crime, uncover a mystery of science, or probe deeply into a troubled psyche. (Source)

Speaking of “delving into troubled psyches”, as you may have guessed by now there’s multiple reasons for this article is subtitled, “This article will self-destruct in five seconds”. The first reason is an allude to the famous “self-destructing tape” sequence that every episode of “Mission Impossible” started with. The other reason is less pleasant to contemplate. Virgo/Scorpios tend to keep their feelings tightly bottled up until they just implode or explode (self-destruct), sometimes in ways that shock those have become used to their workmanship type efficiency. Television news reporter Christine Chubbuck is a Virgo/Scorpio who committed suicide on live television after a much hoped for romantic relationship failed to materialize. (Chart)

Few Virgo/Scorpio individuals will ever take things to such extremes but many (most) would benefit from some form of therapy to help them not be so critical of themselves. Chubbuck was a very attractive woman and, although a bit eccentric, was generally quite well-liked by her colleagues. Her reasons for suicide at only 29 years old were thus likely quite resolvable, particularly since Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon is a very resilient combination if it can get through rough patches induced by its tendency to demand so much from itself. It also tends to age exceptionally well. Virgo is the sign of health consciousness while Scorpio Moon has instinctual access to the alchemically regenerative power of Pluto, Scorpio’s planetary ruler. Raquel Welch, for instance, is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio who has aged so well she can still rock a skin tight leather print skirt at age 70. (Chart) Had Chubbock not self-destructed she probably had plenty of romance to look forward to:

Between its earthy sensuality and world class research skills, this pairing makes for one hell of a sexy librarian. Virgo/Scorpio individuals who enter academia often end up as the type of professors who students develop secret crushes on out of admiration for their intellectual depths. UCLA professor Jared Diamond – best known for his best selling book Guns, Germs, and Steel – is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart)

Speaking of education, that is one area where Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon individuals can really shine, albeit more in a quietly purposeful way than a bright hair/big lights sort of way. (This ain’t Leo Sun, Aries Moon we’re talking here.) Educator Maria Montessori, for instance, is a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart) According to Jefferson Anderson this pairing, “harbors revolutionary ideas and secretly wants to implement radical change”. (Source) That is exactly what Mrs. Montessori did when it came to revolutionizing children’s schooling and, unlike the Central Intelligence Agency, she was never involved in the large scale laundering of money from the narcotics trade.

Which brings us back to the situation involving the tracking of your IP address . . . If you were a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon you would have already dug through the archives of this site by now and would have figured out more than a few things about this website. First off, you would have ascertained that given the professional background of the proprietor there was absolutely no way he was going to use the CIA as an example of anything without mentioning its involvement in narcotics trafficking. So the last line of the last paragraph would not have thrown you for a loop. Secondly, you would also have made a mental note that the proprietor is a a Cancer Sun, Aries Moon – a Sun/Moon combination far too impatient to bother managing details like how the hell to even go about tracking your IP address.

Of course Cancer Sun, Aries Moon is known to be quite shrewd so perhaps the proprietor of this site has hired a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon whose already cross-indexed your IP address with all of your known (and unknown) internet aliases and now knows exactly what it is you’re up to. And maybe he or she advised the proprietor of this site to include the last paragraph as a decoy. Because if you think there aren’t any good reasons to track you IP address then read this article from the Wall Street Journal about how your web-browsing habits are now a highly valuable commodity that can be bought and sold on all sorts of international markets. In light of what hackers are capable of doing these days with such information maybe you really should consider hiring a Virgo/Scorpio type to get your computer security up to snuff. True to their highly efficient nature, their fees will likely be quite modest. Plus, while they’re getting your computer secured they’ll probably even be able to help you organize your vitamin drawer and cross-reference what’s in your fridge against the latest research coming out of the diet and nutrition journals.

Whatever is going on with your computer’s IP address, hopefully this article’s preoccupation with it has at least got you feeling a bit deeper and thinking a bit more critically, two of the strengths possessed by Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon individuals. If so then its mission has been accomplished, something that any Virgo/Scorpio would be happy to hear . . . although not without some advice about how to make a few improvements.

And if you don’t know what your IP address is then don’t worry because this website – and whatever third party “entities” are or are not associated with it – already do:


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  • Munequita says:

    LOL. omg loved it!!

    (from a scorpio sun/ virgo rising)

  • Brenda says:

    Incredible. I’m a virgo sun/scorpio rising–scorpio moon as well–virgo/scorpio all kinds of stuff. Recently I have been realizing that I have missed my calling. I should have been a detective, prosecuting attorney, secret agent. Bam…and here this is. Somebody called me a bulldog the other day because of my inability to let it go and stop digging. I can be utterly obsessed with finding the information. And you are right, ‘Virgo/Scorpio must uncover the bottom-line reasons for why something or someone is malfunctioning”. I got caught up with a narcissistic sociopath and he nearly drove me insane from my obsession trying to figure him out. What a terrible combo! Anyway–awesome. Thank you so much!!

  • Lilith says:

    I’m a Virgo Sun-Scorpio Moon history professor and astrology buff who loves your site! Love this article; love all of your “Sun-Moon Combination” posts; love your site in general!

    One cavil. You’ve written: “Florence Nightingale was not technically a Virgo but her image as a reform minded nurse is about as Virgo as it gets.” It is, as you say, “technically” true that Nightingale was not a Virgo by sun sign, as both her sun and moon were in Taurus. Yet, both Nightingale’s scholarly biographers and the trusty Astrotheme website cite her birth data as May 12, 1820 at 2:00 PM in Florence, Italy — placing Nightingale’s Ascendant squarely in Virgo. With Virgo thus governing Nightingale’s outer self-projection — her “image,” if you will — it seems no accident that “her image as a reform minded nurse is about as Virgo as it gets.”

    Moreover, I can’t help but wonder if having her Jupiter (education, luck) in Pisces (hospitals; compassion; Virgo’s opposite sign) in the 6th house (day-to-day work; service; Virgo’s house) didn’t ratchet up the Virgo life-quotient for Nightingale. After all, Nightingale’s life’s work consisted of transforming her quotidian experience (6th house) of the horrifying suffering (Pisces) of Crimean War hospitals (Pisces) not only into helpful service (Virgo), but also into nursing publications (Virgo and Jupiter), nursing standards (Virgo), nursing procedures (Virgo), nursing education (Jupiter and Virgo), and nursing hygiene practices (Virgo) — to say nothing of her iconic advocacy for the public recognition of nursing as a real job (Virgo and Virgo ASC) and the reform (Virgo) of the greatly expanding (Jupiter) hospitals (Pisces) in which nurses increasingly worked. The Crimean War was a nightmare — but historians often say that the great suffering (Pisces) and service (Virgo) of its field hospitals (Pisces) constituted a lucky break (Jupiter) for nursing, as Nightingale’s lifelong, war-generated crusade almost single-handedly elevated nursing from a disreputable, untaught, and unregulated enterprise to a true and respected profession. Nightingale’s parallel development of a far-ranging and influential hospital reform rubric that dovetailed quite nicely with the independent hygiene and asepsis work of Lister and others was the least that a Virgo ASC with a 6th house Jupiter in Pisces could do.

    Again, I love your work and your site! Keep on keepin’ on!

    🙂 Lilith G.