How to dress when you are Virgo Rising? It is an astrological fact that you ideally look like your ascendant. A.k.a. your rising sign. Unsure of your Ascendant? Get an Astral DNA for my unique, non-cliche and supportive take on your whole natal birth chart.
So if you are – say – a stealth Scorpio with Leo Rising, it’s auspicious to LOOK Leo. Even if your Scorpionic psyche shrivels at the mere thought of big hair, bling and a 20-meter radius ostentatious entitlement scent from a designer/model/celebrity you personally feel a psychological affinity with.
This image, by the Scorpio photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe embodies the Virgo ethos. A maiden in a cornfield, chic and with no baggage, merely a minimalist piece of elegant luggage.
Virgo is not really “the Virgin” as such. I once said they were like a cross between the School Sock Monitor and the Sacred Whore archetype. But it is interesting how many people with Virgo Ascendant look super-clean and wholesome.
For example – Aries/Virgo Rising Emma Watson and HOW Virgo was her Hermione Granger?
Au naturel is always a genius look for Virgo Rising. Plus they are often so modest, they don’t want to intrude. Virgo Rising does not work well with LOUD or OBVIOUS. Calibrated nuance is their thing. There is an exception to this rule, which we will deal with below. See also Capricorn/Virgo Rising Sissy Spacek.
If Virgo Rising Were A Fragrance It Would Smell Like Soap and Nettles
Clean, simple and pert. If there was a Virgo Rising fragrance, it would smell like the purest of soaps, biodynamic lemongrass with a hint of nettle.
And, if anyone can keep “perky ingenue” going well into Saturn Return, it’s our Virgo Rising.
The Virgo Ponytail Is A Masterpiece Of Aesthetic Precision
But what to make of Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga and Madonna? All of these ladies have Virgo Rising! None of them look especially wholesome, clean, natural etc BUT my theory is this. These women WORK their ascendant.
They don’t see it as their look – they most likely look like their Virgo Rising when they are off duty for the evening, their hair swept back at a neat ponytail – positioned exactly on the occipital lobe for aesthetic precision, campy makeup scrubbed off and in grey marle.
But their staged look is all so over the top, it is like a Kabuki costume that they clamber into, high hair, wigs and all.
Virgo Rising People Are Walking Probability Equation Calculators
Big bed-head hair gives the impression of carefree, even easy but make no mistake – these Virgo Rising women are all major Control Freaks with a huge Virgo Rising work ethic. It’s how they ensure their career and brand endures. The over the top look is a mere calculation (yes Virgo Risings calculate everything, they are like a walking probability equation calculator) to ensure they get paparazzi attention and/or provide a consistent spectacle.
Virgo Rising people often look squint-eyed (always squinting to analyze? A reflection of frontal lobe activity? Renee Zellwegger is Virgo Rising) but the men especially. And they do not look good in deshabille. That is a Pisces Rising specialty. Virgo Rising men are at their best in suits. Exhibit A, B, and C – Virgo/Virgo Rising Hugh Grant and two Sagittarius with Virgo Rising, Don Johnson in his Eighties Knight In Shining Armani glory and the sadly departed John Kennedy Jr. Note again the finely chiseled features this lot have.
Hyperbolic Virgo Consciousness Rules The Fashion World
Of course, hyperbolic Virgo consciousness rules the fashion world and Virgo Rising women corner the market in chic, especially the sort that is non-reliant on youth. Once past the stage where even they cannot pull off ingenue, they transition into a vortex of ageless elegance, a reliable go-to for fashion mags seeking aspirational archetypes.
Virgo Rising curates accessories and clothes with a maniacal eye for detail. They will not buy crap. They would literally rather go naked than wear crap. If there is one item in – say – a Wal Mart or a K Mart that happens to be an amazing price and somehow be well made with designer credibility, they will find it. If there is one actual vintage designer item in a 1000 meter high pile of 2nd hand crap, they sense it. Their taste is impeccable. And it’s how they get so good at the “simple” look. It’s not that simple at all really.
Virgo Rising Style Secret – Obsession
They will swear to the media that their only secret is mediation and drinking lots of water, trying to think nice thoughts. Bullshit. Their secret is obsession. I know a Virgo Rising man who spent a week (in between bouts of workaholism) sourcing the “right” pair of new sunglasses. It was a matter of symmetry with his face shape, the message that they sent, the frame, the lens, no gaudy branding and the right percentage of metal.
Francoise Hardy (Capricorn) and Sharon Stone (Pisces) both carry that looking amazing indefinitely/wear what thou want at any age vibe.
Being, like Gemini Rising, ruled by Mercury, they give Gemini a run for the money in the gamine stakes, managing to project an almost elf-like pagan innocence on demand. What was Audrey Tatou’s Amelie if not the tale of a meddling Virgo?
The Gemini/Virgo Rising author Francoise Sagan also had this quality in spades – note natty scarf. It is not just her Frenchness – Virgo Rising people treat scarves, sunglasses, watches, and jewelry as totemic talismans.
But the real key to Virgo Rising style is maintenance – it underlies their Everything. Clothes and accessories curated with attention to every detail, precision skin care and makeup totally.
Marlene Dietrich was Capricorn/Virgo Rising and famously control freaked every nuance of her cosmetics, exercise regime, fashion, media, camera angles etc. She also almost single-handedly pioneered Hollywood roles for over-40 females by insisting on keeping working and that audiences were interested in the story of world, weary, jaded women.
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