Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon: The Mad Monk of Health Consciousness, the Forensic Researcher of the Far-Out, the Far-Reaching, and the Super-Freaky
Combine the health consciousness and analytical capabilities of a Virgo Sun with the instincts for breaking with “The Establishment” of an Aquarius Moon and you get a Sun/Moon pairing likely to be involved in reforming some aspect of society – maybe all of society – along precise guidelines. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson refers to Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon as the pairing of “The Scientist” who is attracted to concepts far-out, far-reaching, and super-freaky:
Once you have found the field that interests you most, there is no end to your dedication. Your combination is ideal for scientific achievement, as you have analytical strenths and precision of the Virgo as well as the originality and pioneering spirit of the Aquarian. In addition to technological fields, you can excel in psychology, teaching, social activism, and exploring unusual areas such as astrology and the occult. (Source)
Health guru Paul Chek, founder and CEO of the C.H.E.K. Institute, is a Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon. (Chart) Much of what Chek advocates for good health – organic food, natural forms of exercise, plenty of rest, contact with nature – are unlikely to seem foreign to people reading an astrology blog. When, however, they are compared to the chemically-drenched, greed-fueled hallucinations that comprise the consensus reality within modern medicine they may as well be of the “occult”.
Anderson writes of the Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon individual’s professional aptitudes, “. . . your ability to detach yourself is ideal for altruistic pursuits such as nursing, medicine, and the clergy.” (Source) Chek is not a nurse or a member of the clergy but he could certainly be described as a “pastor of primal-fitness”, “nurse of natural movement patterns”, and a “monk of medical research” whose sense of spirituality is rooted in life-giving physical and nutritional routines.
This pairing has little patience certain species of humans that have proliferated during the last 50 years such as North Americanus Ignoramus Gigantus and Ass Clownus Corportatus. Combine the analytical abilities of a Virgo Sun with the humanitarian instincts of an Aquarius Moon and you get a combination that will excel at discovering better, healthier ways to organize human society even if doing so puts them at odds with the moribound corruption of entrenched institutions or ephemeral emotionality of public opinion. Astrologer Bill Tierney explains in his book All Around the Zodiac:
Together, Virgo and Aquarius foster an enlightened mindset that helps elevate community standards through educational and technological means, rather than purely by economic development.
. . . the combination of Virgo and Aquarius allows us to find progressive and practical outlets in which to use our brainpower, and hopefully in brilliant ways that will benefit timely humanitarian enterprises. (Source)
There is, of course, a downside to being so incredibly brilliant all the time. Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon individuals can become excessively detached from human emotions, both their own and those of others. If it fails to keep these tendencies in check it can end up treating itself and its loved ones more like science experiments or specimens in a lab than real live flesh and blood humans.
Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon: The Space Alien Scientist Extraordinaire
Speaking of specimens under a microscope and brilliant humanitarian enterprises, the Harveys offer two images as metaphors for the healthy expressions of this pairing:
Staring into a microscope, a scientist sees the past and future writ large . . . Aliens land and embark on building a new and improved world order. (Source)
Both images happen to be excellent approximations of Paul Chek. While not a scientist by trade, has has spent inordinate amounts of time pouring over scientific journals and approaches his work with a distinctly scientific mindset. Likewise, neither he or the small army of practioners certified by his institute him are actual space aliens. Their methods, however, represent such a departure from the status quo that to the uninitiated they may seem like space aliens who have embarked on building “a new and improved world order” of wellness. Here, for instance, are a pair of diagrams from the book Space, Time, and Self by Norman Pearson that Chek uses to teach his advanced students:
Again, neither of the above diagrams have been downloaded from the databanks of a UFO but the typical cubicle dweller, pharmaceutical representative, or globo-gym goer would likely react to them as though they had been.
Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon Astro-Twins: Paul Chek and Weston A. Price
People with the same Sun/Moon pairing (“Astro-twins”) often bear a impossible to dismiss resemblance to each other even if they’re obviously not related by blood. Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon natives will often display dignified quarkiness, charming bookishness, and intellectual brilliance in their physical persona. Take a look, for instance, at Paul Chek and Weston A. Price who also happens to be a Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon. (Price’s Chart)
A dentist by profession, Price is primarily known for his theories about the relationships between nutrition, health, and physical fitness. Like his astro-twin Paul Chek, much of what Weston Price advocated was at odds with what the medical establishment’s profit driven status quo. Both Chek and Price approached health with the mindset of a modern scientist even as they both studied the lifestyles of primitive people and embraced many of their life-giving ancient practices.
Interestingly enough, Chek has studied Price’s work extensively and incorporated a good deal of it into his own teachings. (Source) He’s even spoken at the yearly conference that now bears Price’s name:
Margaret Sanger, the pioneer of planned parenthood, is a Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon who once said, “No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body.” (Chart) Sanger was referring to women’s reproductive rights when she said that but the same can be said of both genders’ ability to control and own their own physical and spiritual health. Sanger, despite holding distinctly unpalatable views regarding race, did make huge contributions to the field of women’s reproductive rights. Price and Chek have made similarly significant contributions to the fields of nutrition and physical health. That all three are Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon natives should come as no surprise. At its highest expression this pairing will strive to be of service (Virgo) to all of of humankind (Aquarius) by combining their capacity for detailed research (Virgo Sun) with their need for rebellion against oppressive aspects of the status-quo (Aquarius Moon).
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