Style Your Ascendant: Virgo Rising

Louise Dahl Wolf

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?

Emma Watson

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.

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.

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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.

Dolly Parton

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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.

Hugh Grant

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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.

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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?

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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.

French novelist Francoise Sagan

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.

Marlene Dietrich

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Well, Marlene Dietrich was Sun in Cap and Virgo Rising! Nice. I think I pay attention to certain details that others don’t and oscillate between innocent-seeming and the Dolly/Gaga/Madonna spectrum. But yes I guess the times I have photographed myself dressed really over the top it has been more of an orchestrated thing. Hmmm.

fenrir
fenrir

I waited so long for this post, the others were so great and seemed so apt and rising sign appropriate, but this Virgo Rising you write about is not me…I simplify my look simply because to do anything else makes me look like a frumpy mess. I am that woman who can put on the perfect outfit and not sixty seconds later it has wrinkled, sagged, self-adjusted or apparently changed color in the most unflattering ways. I would love to be the Virgo Rising you described! Calm, cool, collected and agelessly chic. I don’t do accessories or perfumes, or have… Read more »

PhoenixWolfMM Member
PhoenixWolf

Maybe other influences are pulling you to other styles? Or, you have yet to reach the potential shown here / tapped into this resource?

icontainmultitudes
icontainmultitudes

Hmmm anything squaring or opposing your Virgo rising? Anything that could be dampening your chic spirits…

Also how do you feel about your Venus? Mine is in Taurus in the 8th house and I find that it colours my fashion choices a lot too. The Rising is like the cuts and shapes and overall vibe I’m projecting and my Venus is the colour and pattern and feel/quality of it all 🙂

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Yes! It would be good to know what opposing or squaring planets to the MC do to detract from one’s sense of style? Perhaps Venus (what you appreciate) or Jupiter (excess) maybe Uranus (being ..bizarre).

I know my MIL who dresses.. really, really strangely has Sun conjunct Uranus and VENUS exact square the Asc plus opposing Jupiter (to excess or not to excess? that is the question. oh hell whatever)

icontainmultitudes
icontainmultitudes

OOoooooo I never thought of Jupiter…mine is in Aquarius, 5th house, trine Sun = don’t mind looking weird so long as I’ll props for doing it 😀

I’m a Gemini Sun so COLOUR! Love it. With Merc conjunct so my colours MEAN something…I am communicating to you through my style, pay attention!

And sweet Uranius, oppose my Sun/Merc, in 3rd house Sagg…

I think you’re on to something here Sphinx! 🙂

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Lol, but I meant to say to the Ascendant not the MC.

What planets do u have squaring your ASC?

icontainmultitudes
icontainmultitudes

I have Mars in Cancer right on my MC opposing my Neptune in Capricorn, both squaring my Rising.

I’m not sure how I’d see them effecting my style…I can get disheartened and lose my will be dress up when I’m feeling down. Hmmm….

How do you see this all playing out in your own chart and style?

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Well at a quick glance, I have Neptune opposing and Jupiter Squaring my AC, also Pluto in square.

I know when a thing is stylish and have good taste I think. But that does not necessarily translate to my own wardrobe. I won’t complain and blame money, but I have a tendency to loving many styles (gem rising) and that is excessive (jupiter) play acting (neptune) at work I suppose. 🙂 Pluto square must be how uncomfortable I make other mum’s at the school when I had half shave head, docs and ratty punk stuff on.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Nowadays I do the uniform.. leggings and shifts, boots and scarves. The fashion panacea for mums who don’t give a ***

catfish moon
catfish moon

Ummm. I am Virgo rising and do not put this much energy into this. Accessories are clutter so no. Makeup no. Fussno. I play up the easy parts.

rachelcatherineMM Member
rachelcatherine

“Note natty scarf” absolutely f@#$king hilarious! ! I think I’m a virgo rising, was trying to reject it but shall now own it, the elegance!!

aquavirgoes
aquavirgoes

I was sooo looking forward to this and it is lovely, and feels aspirational…but I just don’t see me here, I have scarves but I can’t say I really like them, I can rarely find a bargain and marvel at my Scorp/Leo friend who finds beautiful things. My Jupiter is placed somewhere that makes me enjoy food and drink too much. Being overweight is never chic unfortunately, and my Mars in Pisces has a negative effect on consistently exercising!! Although I only wear mascara at work- apparently women who wear make up are more likely to be promoted……;)

catfish moon
catfish moon

Agreed

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Lord just realised SaggEx is Virgo Rising but he is such a professional Saggitarian that I think he used the precision of Virgo Rising to enhance his ideal boho look. Like he would wash his shirt while travelling in the sea – so it would look old and he could talk humorously about his carefree hardiness. “Who needs money? You just need to LIVE!”. (Of course he has sun in the 10th conjunct Neptune on his MC). He would keep his wavey dark brown hair long as he said it ‘hurt’ to cut it, and as a child he would… Read more »

hdq
hdq

seriously swoonariffic!!!

Dianne
Dianne

This makes perfect sense. Aries Sun/VR (born the day before GaGa), I definitely like to play up the innocence/simple persona. I also used to be a “MAC (cosmetics) girl” in DC. I wore wigs every day and everything outlandish. Now I’m a massage therapist and like to keep it neat & chic. ;}

Dianne
Dianne

My husband is also a Virgo Sun/Virgo Rising and I agree, this whole article’s on fleek.

Prince stolas
Prince stolas

MAC makes me sad now. I heard they started testing on animals because that is mandatory if you want to hawk your wares in China. All the work won by animal righrs groups in the late 80’s and early 9o’s went to crap in the past 5 yrs because companies are so keen to sell there.

Dianne
Dianne

Yikes. Yeah, sad to say I’m not surprised. I worked there 7-8 years ago but it’s funny (to me) how drastically different I carry myself now. I moved from DC to GA (felt a bit like Zsa Zsa in Green Acres at first) and don’t even wear Any MAC anymore since I switched to natural products.

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

Totally.

bekahdrey
bekahdrey

Virgo Rising here, the older I get, the more a uniform appeals to me. I’ve always wondered why trends don’t excite me the way they do many Geminis and now I get it.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Same!

Mine is 3/4 Boat neck Knit – cotton 3/4 cigarette pants and flats or birks – monochromatic with pops of colour – minimal simple silver jewellery – a top knot in summer and serious blonde mane in winter (bit bead headed due to Venus in Leo) love a stripe and the odd tonal colour blocked moment AND very fussy re prints! A classic ocelot for accessories occasionally (see V in L above) sunnies must be “no photos please!” Jackie on the Rivera style

Ms.
Ms.

I think this is my favourite one of your series Mystic 🙂

annaeking@yahoo.com.au
annaeking@yahoo.com.au

Oh, I loved this! I am Virgo rising and I’m so particular that I make most of my clothes, usually from wool, silk, cotton or linen. I have an extremely edited wardrobe, I do feel my scarves, watches and sunnies are totemic, and only wear one style for long periods of time. Same with handbags – prefer one classic satchel to a hoard of synth crap. Don’t even get me started about sweatshops! If the world knew how much time and effort it takes to sew, they’d know its impossible to buy cheap clothes that have been made by those… Read more »

Libra takeover in the zap zone
Libra takeover in the zap zone

This is me. I have an obsession with ageless, simple, french inspired style. I love scarves and jewelry and I can find a sartorial diamond in the rough any day of the week. People always ask me where I buy my shoes etc. I have been stopped in the street.

Virgo rising, libra sun, virgo in venus. My nn is in leo so I love big undone hair that was carefully cultivated.

erika
erika

As an Aries sun/Virgo rising who barely wears makeup and prefers classic/art teacher chic , I totally approve this !!

Pi
Pi

I know two virgo rising men. one is an 8th house sun Taurus with a Cap moon. the other is a Scorpio with a cap moon. They both DO totally match mystic’s descriptions. Taurus, being a Taurus I guess, is sartorially obsessed [HAHA so apt], he can wear a button-up tailored waistcoat without any affectation whatsoever, the hair + products is a THING, never leaves the house without looking utterly Put Together. the scorpio is a little more relaxed (probably age-related and he is a F-you scorpio lol) but only when the situ allows for it. They both love a… Read more »

Ms.
Ms.

lol.

my current is virgo rising and just bought new sunglasses, process exactly as described. He’s so stylishly put together,

Shirts, yes. I’m sure it’s a fetish

Seriously stylish man though. I am sure everything is planned but he looks relaxed in formal settings (libra sun/leo moon)

Dianne
Dianne

I think it must! My husband is VS/VR and is a QC (of course lol) manager of a t-shirt company and comes home with new designs all the time. He also has more shoes than I do and generally packs more haha. But as a VR myself I guess I like to keep it simple. ;}

Lo
Lo

Definitely quality over quantity!! Plus as a Taurus sun, go ahead and blindfold me and I can tell you, just by touch what is made in Italy vs China. Not to be political but I can’t stand made in China and sweatshop clothes. I’d rather by a lightly used Gucci and wear for eternity rather than a new high street wardrobe every season! I have worked for footwear designers who were made in China- they swear up and down its a luxe product but I could never agree. I just cannot be fooled when it comes to quality. My Taurus… Read more »

Pi
Pi

yep. shoes made in spain, portugal, brazil, italy, (and the occasional shoemaker in aust / US / elsewhere I guess) kick the ass of anything made in china. it’s always always visible in the soles (cheap materials, ugly form, mass-output) and the finish – you can see a blob of glue out of place, tacky-looking insides, uncomfortable fit, cheap upper material, dodgy labelling, looks worse not better with age…oh GOD I can’t go on…

Pi
Pi

not necessarily all of these elements but one or more is alarm bells for me. if nothing else, it’s the sole. get that wrong and the shoe is dead. and so is your outfit. gimmicky heels will last about 3 fashion milliseconds so don’t waste your money. imho. (no virgo here, i can only blame my “buy and hold” cap moon or saturn in second house.

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

LOL Cap moon and shoes don’t get me started

Centaurus
Centaurus

Cap Moon and Venus agrees. I am still usually one who would prefer not to pay full price though.. that might also be a Toro rising thing or combo.

Since I generally keep my footwear for a long time, use one classic bag and have one classic pair of shades I don’t scrimp but I will scout sales and bargains.

To that end exhibit A should be arriving on Monday.. and I do hope they’re as divine as anticipated. Fiorentini + Baker boots. Mmmm! 🙂

PiMM Member
Pi

Mind you I had a totally cute pair of boots from target once, strangely enough men often noticed and commented (nicely)?! I wore them until they started to die and I could no longer conceal the fact 🙁 After the cheap vinyl started to peel and flake and the cheap soles started to fall off (see) in only a couple of years, I kept them for a while in the hope that I could get a proper shoeperson to duplicate, but ultimately it would have required a trip to Italy or somewhere I guess to copy the details haha, not… Read more »

CentaurusMM Member
Centaurus

I am not that insistent on designer everything. Staples are often just that and def don’t need to be designer but the things I know I’ll work for years I ‘invest’ in so to speak. Yep… absolutely it’s all about how it’s put together and how you wear it not how much it cost! But in saying that I can get a tad excited over some high end things.. but absolutely not most. My sense of ‘value’ has to be engaged or it’s all over-rated hyperbole to me mostly. That’s an archer for ya 😉

skarabMM Member
skarab

Whilst you’re on shoe quality, wtf has happened to Birks? Mass marketing means mass merde? My first pair lasted 18 years. The 2nd pair 5 years, and the last few pairs 2 – 3 years. Seriously, wtf?

Centaurus
Centaurus

Combine mass marketing with mass production and today’s manufacturing methods to accommodate. Yes, sadly a few high(er) end brands have sold themselves out on quality to capture a bigger slice of the pie. They’re not one of my brands (never found them comfy on my feet) so I can’t say from experience. Sounds like time to step into something new…like Born? Well they just came to mind as an alternative, not moulded souls but… handcrafted not mass made.

skarabMM Member
skarab

They totally sold their soles, alright…And yes, i totally agree that i should move on. But damn – they are so comfortable! esp for widish feet such as mine. Born look good and comf (thanx) but lack those moulded insoles i’m so addicted to. It’s hard i tell you!

CentaurusMM Member
Centaurus

It would be.. those moulded soles never got me but I get it in general. Loeffler Randall have some moulded souls but the trade off is probably the top design if you’re into Birks.Good luck on your quest! 🙂

CentaurusMM Member
Centaurus

Moulded souls hahaha!! Soles!! 🙂

curiouser and curiouser crabMM Member
curiouser and curiouser crab

ah skarab, yes, too sad. i thought it was me wearing them badly but yes, no more long life birkies.

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

yes me too

seawitchmermaidMM Member
seawitchmermaid

Off-topic, but is anyone else having trouble accessing horoscopes etc? I am logged in, but when I click on Daily Horoscopes, Oracle, etc, it takes me back to the Join page.

Centaurus
Centaurus

Yes.. and I’ve emailed Mystic about it but I am sure she is aware and addressing anyways.

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

I couldn’t stand Amelie. Incredibly manipulative, i found the film dark in a way that did not appeal to me.

I however love the simple clean beauty of Virgo style. My venus in virgo approves.

So maybe this is lower Virgo ascendant stuff showing, but I know at least 5 of them as the alt. health biz is full of them. why are their shelves full of clutter and knick knacks? The clean look doesn’t apply to shelves only to what they wear?

sphinx
sphinx

Me too! I found the actress winsome and irritating as well. My elder sister borrowed it for my brother and I and she was deeply offended we thought it was awful!

Amelie is as dark as a unicorn
Amelie is as dark as a unicorn

You found *Amelie* dark and depressing????

Far OUT.

Google ‘rich inner life’. Yup, it exists.

But wait: You and Prince Stolas probs also experience Game of Thrones as a comedy.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

D’uh of course Game of Thrones is comedy. Where is your sense of humour?! Did someone press your eyeballs too hard as a kid?
Anyway Amelie is a manipulative little freak. Cloying cuteness = Rich inner life? Lol. But I can google it. Wait, I see the humour now…

aquaquaMM Member
aquaqua

i picked up somewhere that virgo rising, which I am, are good with pattern particularly paisley patterns. something I’ve been doing without knowing, but very very into patterns on clothes and odd juxtapositions

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

sorry to go off-point, just wondering when-o-when am I gonna get my lillith report…aries moon here= 0 patience…..boo hoo….; )

seawitchmermaid
seawitchmermaid

My bf is Virgo rising and for a few weeks he had been wearing looser fitting shirts and jeans and I finally had to say, please wear things that fit you better LOL. I have never seen him in a suit and would LOVE to, I think tweed especially would look great on him…

leolizaMM Member
leoliza

This is so true for my Gem sun/Virgo rising daughter! Watches, scarves, sunglasses…check! She has big innocent anime eyes ..she looks like a model but is a work-driven scientist with her Phd in genetics (in sept)!!!

skarabMM Member
skarab

LOL – But of-course(!) I shouldda known you did a whole blog on F Hardy already, which i missed.

GMM Member
G

Awesome blog series from Mystic, loving this one. Only problem? It’s taking way too long to complete the zodiac! Hanging for Aquarius, especially before Venus goes retro (style revolution time)! Feeling for Pisces too.

gbs
gbs

My mother has Virgo Rising and this so fits her. She loves frequenting garage sales and thrift stores and somehow always ends up finding beautiful Italian shoes or a piece of old but well-made luggage…

And sunglasses are indeed her talisman.

I have a lot of Virgo/Sixth House in my chart so I love that clean, cool vibe. Is anyone familiar with the Guerlain scent Après l’Ondée? It’s the ultimate Virgo fragrance to me: subtle, beautifully composed, a little remote…

Lady L
Lady L

Will give that fragrance a try. Thanks for mentioning.

To me, Virgo Rising is Chanel No. 19 Eau de Parfum.

kathryn
kathryn

hypnose by Lancome. I’m a double Virgo and love love hypnose. very tropical

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

I have been haunted by a Guerlain fragrance for years….can’t remember the name Maybe it’s this one!

My first house is huge and nearly equally Virgo/Libra with stelliums in each

shopgirl26
shopgirl26

Sigh, what an excellent post. I’m Leo/Virgo Rising.
The whole innocent thing is frustrating for me, I can never exude (in my eyes) ‘sexiness’ I always look cute and doll-like (what my husband, and what my friends tell me).

tw:leoMM Member
tw:leo

i am aware of one virgo rising in my life and this is on. point. so fascinating, mystic! love the attention to detail.

Lady L
Lady L

The most important Virgo Rising element is not mentioned: Simplicity.

Simplicity as an art.

Less is more, aka Quality over Quantity. Goes way beyond dressing style.

Clean lines.

Tailored, not fitted.

Natural fibres/ingredients rather than synthetic/chemical crap.

Understated elegance.

kathryn
kathryn

yes. chic simplicity. super cool jewelery

dizzarinaMM Member
dizzarina

This was a fascinating read, and I’m not even, nor do I know any, Virgo rising!

moongoatMM Member
moongoat

Was just thinking the same myself. What a great read this was.

baristagemMM Member
baristagem

😯

Love Emma Watson! Hermoine was the ultimate Virgo – I was just discussing H.G & her time turner!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjPb3ziyYYo

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

Big bed hair award goes to my fav Virgo, Pedro Almodovar. Don’t know his rising but where I used to LOATHE Virgo’s now I adore them to smithereens for the most part.

One of my peers at my work spot is a Virgo and she has the ‘classic Hollywood smile’ in her pics like it is NO-ONE’s business. But in real life 1001 times more saucier than you would EVER assume. Ditto for the awesome Virgo secretary. In contrast, the biggest FUCKWIT at my place of work is also a Virgo, so, shit, the shit is random to bits, lol.

oanney
oanney

what else comes to mind is in my case that smirk on my face that innocent smile or harsher (madonna) look..l have either of those looks in all my photos. and yes if things are not all perfect l don’t feel safe and good. Things should be perfect (no matter in what style of fashion ) in order to feel good go out there and do my thing…

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Love, love, love this! I adore very much the top photo, just a beautiful for Virgo. My only thought is that I think Lemon Myrtle is more refined a scent than Lemon Grass and I use it in all my cleaning products so I think that would be even nicer for Virgo. Lemon Grass has cruder smell quality I think. (How do you talk about smell anyway? I need a course in that). AMAZED by Doris, Olivia and Audrey the Uber Perky Bunch all being Virgo Rising. As for the others, well, I always thought that Virgo being Mercurial (and… Read more »

Pi
Pi

I think a nice way to learn to describe / talk about smell is to get into wine (tasting) and a lot of interesting cooking. Because taste / smell are related but not exactly the same, we (ok well I) eventually fine tune what is going on with our senses and even if only to describe/discern for ourselves what it is we are experiencing, it’s totally worth it! imho. Interesitng what you said about lemon myrtle vs lemongrass. I LOVE LOVE lemon myrtle thank you for reminding me! have you tried the fresh leaves off a tree, steeped to make… Read more »

sphinx
sphinx

Haha! I would get into wine tasting but I am allergic to the sulphites they put in, I get migraines and really sick. I used to think it was wine! So many wasted years there was no wine drinking.. tsk. I can’t find any books on how to describe smell or I would buy one. You clearly have your way around the olfactory senses verbally, could you please write the book?! And lemon?! My six year old has a fever and was teary. I just lightly heated sliced lemons and wiped his torso, head and feet with them. Fever down… Read more »

sphinx
sphinx
skarabMM Member
skarab

Thanx for this link, sphinx – luv it.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Virgo/Virgo Rising and totally agree re quality v quantity

have been low income forever but amazing the amount of times people think my Kmart look is designer….

Re the opshop finds – yep can spot silk across a crowed rack

dizzarinaMM Member
dizzarina

I think that’s one thing y’all have in common with Leo rising. I’m the same way: low-income since forever but I WILL spot that German leather mustard trenchcoat for $18 at the thrift shop a mile away (and that’s a true story, folks, it’s beautiful and turns heads wherever I go). Can smell out the good quality stuff like a bloodhound.

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

Oh my god, you too have a German leather trench jonez? They’re my kryptonite. Found the DREAM one severak years ago but was 2 sizes too small. Alas, I continue the search…

Lo
Lo

I hate to give away my secrets, but I’m the same. My eBay addiction does pay off. Dispite working in the fashion world I still cannot afford it – I do get samples every once in a while but mostly it’s my own talent at requiring designer clothes for pennies on eBay, lol.
Ppl always say I am impeccably dressed etc. and I laugh because I never feel “finished” …just a Virgo getting lost in the details.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Yep worked for local designers for years and got the heads up for sales and that’s about it but we would have “scrap grabs” we’re the end of rolls and intricate trims would be literally up for grabs…might have made a heavily influenced garment or two for nothing

icontainmultitudes
icontainmultitudes

Been waiting for this one for SO LONG!!! But this Virgo rising doesn’t quite fit the bill…except for the quality stuff, fake/cheap stuff kills me…always thought that was my Venus in Taurus though. I think I let my Venus/Taurus and Sun/Gemini call a lot of the shots in terms of colour and patterns but I love, love, LOVE real leather, good quality materials, a flattering cut and I can’t do too much clutter. I loved grunge as a teen but had to do it grunge-life as I couldn’t have too much clutter and layers without looking like I was drowning.… Read more »

icontainmultitudes
icontainmultitudes

*grunge-lite 🙂

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

Wow, that is so interesting about Madonna, Dolly Parton etc! I love that you analyse the anomalies–I get it!–If the Unnatural Look is for WORK then it’s OK and Virgo=Work Ethic!

I am DYING for the Pisces Rising one….

L Cat
L Cat

Me too Lux – hanging for the fish rising!! Would greatly help this Virgo Sun/Venus Leo/Sagg Mars sort out some of the fashion confusion going on! 😉

7th house sunMM Member
7th house sun

I’ll start wearing nicer stuff once I have a job lol, for now its diff, do keep it p simple tho for sure
shirts are expensive, I probably do look better in them, but for now t-shirts are fine

Lemmy
Lemmy

Funny, in this vid here Madonna talks about her personal astro and claims to be an Aquarius riser.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHSdnS8JDT4

syrynx
syrynx

How Virgo was Hermione Grainger? To the max. This virgo took it as a personal insult that Grainger’s hair had to be “relaxed”, and sleeked for her fictional “pretty” moment. It’s a bit like the glasses=plain cliche. Go natural or go home I say (hair currently styled by seawater and wind which always looks somehow way better than just out of the salon/shampooed ). Makes complete sense that Tatou is Virgo rising. Her innocent wholesomeness is almost an affliction it is so rusted on, roles where she has to play a dishonest flake just don’t work for her.

Skye
Skye

I had this conversation many years ago with a coworker who commented that I don’t smell perfumed… More like fresh sheet clean. Which was the criteria I used for my fragrance selection.Perfume that smells like soap. It’s pretty but not overwhelming. There’s nothing better than smelling clean.
And grunge. I tried so hard. But you can’t happily strut around in check shirts and overalls when your main desire is to put them through the wash and iron them. Until they look neat and sharp.