Aromatic Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac.  It has the archetypes of the Servant, the Martyr, the Perfectionist and the Analyst.  Lavender, associated with Mercury, the Ruler of Virgo, is the signature oil of Virgo. Virgo is a sign of service and work and it is often described as being closely connected with health and healing.

For Lord Virgo lavender is blended with patchouli, for its nurturing qualities and cypress for strength and comfort and can promote confidence, patience, and wisdom.

For Lady Virgo lavender is combined with peppermint for humility and fennel for mothering.

Characteristics of Virgo

Virgo’s endpoint is perfection, but first, they must learn humility.

It has been said that two visions drive Virgo. The first is a sense of the ideal of what can be.  This gives Virgo their perfectionism, their ethical and principled qualities. The second vision is a meticulous, scrupulously honest sense of what is really happening. This is where Virgo gets their practical, orderly attributes from and their abhorrence of inefficiency.

There is no sign more eager to grow than Virgo, it is their attribute of perfectionism pressures them to change while their pragmatic realism gives them the means to do so.

Another very important aspect of Virgo’s being is their need to express the self through service.