The 16th Century artist Lavinia Fontana is a fantastic example of the Sun conjunct Mercury in Virgo.
Her career was a litany of ‘firsts.’ She was the first professional female artist, the first woman to paint nudes and the first to have a house-husband.
She had “unusually warm” relationships with her female clients, which is probably Renaissance-speak for gay.
Nonetheless, Lavinia had 11 children and was one of the most prolific artists of her era.
Work ethic is one of the defining characteristics of being Virgo. Even Virgo Chaos Addicts such as Charlie Sheen or Cat Marnell work super-hard.
To be born with the Virgo ruler – Mercury – alongside a Virgo Sun suggests supreme wit and singular focus.
As a further illumination, here is the Sun-Mercury delineation from my Astral DNA Consult.
Sun conjunction Mercury
Words, information, and data rule their world. They are stunningly well-informed, eloquent and with a brain as big as the planet. Sun-Mercury people love debate, media, gossip and generally knowing s**t. People can deem the Sun-Mercury person heartless or non-empathetic. They’re so into the info-flow that they replace traditional expressions of sentiment with rapid-flow genius parsing of the data.
Emmanuel Macron has this. He shot out of more or less nowhere to be French President. A pianist turned Rothschild banker turned socialist turned neo-lib. So did the artist Louise Bourgeois. She was sculpting, writing and planning exhibitions up to the day before she died, aged 98. Other examples: Joan Jett. Chaos Magician Grant Morrison. Core specialty: Turning their life into a story. Elizabeth Gilbert — the author of Eat, Pray, Love — is a Sun-Mercury woman. So is Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. They are always current.
Image: Lavinia Fontana – Self-Portrait