Adapted Taurus and Virgo
Similarity Taurus-Virgo: Inhibition strength
S−Recovering Inhibition strength for Taurus: the objector. Reaction to the excesses of Excitation for Aries: one calms down, one becomes distrustful, mistrustful, sceptical. One controls and regulates one’s vital energy, one disciplines one’s strength, one recovers. One instinctively resists excitement, waste, or impatience. One steps aside in order to be at peace, one maintains one’s psychological or physical health, one paces oneself and sets one’s force of inertia against the outside world’s stimulations.
S−Blocking Inhibition strength for Virgo: the reasonable. The brake is fully pulled: the protection is tight, systematized, strictly circumscribed, and gains this way a better practical efficiency. One gives up the impossible, one builds up safety margins and lifelines. One endeavours to limit oneself, to be auto-sufficient, not to let oneself being invaded by anything or anyone; one takes all the necessary precautions to be free from want.
Difference Taurus-Virgo: Negative induction versus No induction
NINegative induction for Taurus: the obsessive. The Excitation strength focuses onto a specific object that gets invested with one’s full energy, one’s full work power: one doesn’t let oneself getting sidetracked by anything else, one swots one’s topic, one goes further into one’s subject, one takes specialization to extremes. Exclusive passion, monomania, obsessive crazes.
Difference Taurus-Virgo: Excitation quickness versus Excitation slowness
Q+Excitation quickness for Taurus: the earthy. Brisk, quick, energetic reactions for everything regarding the target of induction: the Taurus only livens up for the object of his passion, otherwise he remains calm, placid, quiet. Even when there is an overdose of external stimulations, adaptation necessarily requires taking into account the concrete facts about the situation. Conversely, unadaptation allows to take refuge into real or imaginary abstractions. Whenever the Inhibition cracks up, the placid turns into a storm, the slightest straw breaks the camel’s back. If the Inhibition is medium, the Taurus channels and alternates composure with liveliness while striving to adjust at best his taste for concrete sensations: the bon vivant full of eloquence who knows how to indulge oneself without harming his health.
Sl+Excitation slowness for Virgo: the meticulous. The concern for mastery and organization is now total: slow, methodical, strictly hierarchized action; invisible but relentless obstinacy yielding guaranteed results through a high economy of means. Rigor, seriousness, method, patience become ideal qualities. Without commotion, one never loses track of one’s objectives. Habits are quasi-sacred rituals. Space is compartmentalized and domesticated.
Difference Taurus-Virgo: Sense of proportions versus Sense of opposites
SPSense of proportions for Taurus: the cunning. In Taurus phase, the Sense of opposites gives way to the Sense of syntheses: one must strike a balance between one’s total rejections and the necessity of compromises; one is accomodating in form without making any concessions in substance. One negociates cleverly without ever losing sight of one’s concrete interest. One is willing to open up to the other, but distrust reigns. One haggles with one’s enemies rather than locking antlers with them. Compromises are only aimed at eventually setting up a heavy domination.
SOSense of opposites for Virgo: the purist. The Inhibition strength allows a clear perception of the boundaries between oneself and the others: one doesn’t intermingle, one is fussy, one perceives precisely the practical incompatibilities, the unchanging antagonisms. One defines uninfringable limits between oneself and the outside world, good and evil, what’s allowed and what’s forbidden, that coexist without interpenetrating: classifications, segregationism, purism. One protects one’s personal integrity against any external influence; to this end one can possibly, and deliberately, wear a mask opposed to one’s genuine nature.
Unadapted Taurus and Virgo
Similarity Taurus-Virgo: Excitation weakness
w+Recreating Excitation weakness for Taurus: the fatalist. Nothing new under the sun: he’s unable to give a fresh, different look to the world. Lazy, tired ahead, apathetic, thickly indifferent to any novelty, any transformation, any change, he lives on his fund of subjective experiences, of preconceived ideas. No fancy, no imagination, no possibility of sublimation: everything is inevitably and eternally still. All that is left is to live life in a rut, doing the least possible.
w+Associating Excitation weakness for Virgo: the asocial. The Associating Excitation weakness reaches its climax: no enthusiasm, no dynamism, no willingness to exchange, to communicate, to associate one’s behaviours, thoughts or emotions with others’ ones. Absolute withdrawal into oneself, into a tight internal world, into a fragmented self, shattered into pieces. Self-protection becomes quasi-masochistic through forbidding any freedom, any boldness, any surge: inferiority complexes can arise therefrom. Deprivation of affective exchanges, hermetism, impossible negotiation.
Difference Taurus-Virgo: Unadapted Inhibition slowness versus Unadapted Inhibition quickness
sl−Unadapted Inhibition slowness for Taurus: the narrow-minded. Narrow-minded, he is absolutely. The Inhibition inertia reinforces the Excitation weakness: the brake is kept systematically pulled. He doesn’t step outside himself: selfish, misanthropic, he absolutely closes his mind to the world and dries up, hardens, becomes dogmatic and inflexible. He’s systematically wary, unable to communicate, filled with a dense, deep-rooted unwillingness. His outdated intuition can give rise to schizoid imaginary constructs owing nothing to the ideas shared by his contemporaries. A reinforced-concrete wall.
q−Unadapted Inhibition quickness for Virgo: the phobic. Defence systems are running almost in closed circuit, in a complete vacuum: it’s a permanent fear from invasion, an endless anxiety, the absurd worry of the ostrich who doesn’t dare anymore unburying its head from the sand. Anything is an excuse for abrupt withdrawals: being afraid of germs, of thieves, of the neighbour, of the other, of oneself. This can go as far as anxiety neurosis, as neurasthenia. But the Inhibition quickness is on the verge of adaptation: there might be discreet desires disguised as fears, or a courage that tries to obscurely emerge through irony, through mockery from a wise distance, through veiled criticisms.
Difference Taurus-Virgo: Paradoxical phase versus Egalitarian phase
Paradoxical phase for Taurus: the suspicious. Losing the sense of intensities, the Taurus reacts strongly to weak signals: he systematically reads between the lines despite the clarity of the text, goes to great lengths over trifles, attaches a thoughtless importance to minor details. He overvalues what’s insignificant, marginal, invisible or small. The rich kind can this way make great discoveries. The poor kind will make do with defensive susceptibility, systematic paranoia. Overdose of energy displayed for the target of induction, overdose of indifference for the rest: one overworks for the obsession.
EPEgalitarian phase-clash of opposites for Virgo: the allergic. Why “clash of opposites”? Because diurnal and nocturnal durations are heading ever closer to equalization. An extreme sensitivity to absolute contrasts, experienced in a terrible way, follows therefrom for the unadapted Virginian: paralyzing dilemmas, irresolvable conflicts between desire and duty, what’s lawful and unlawful, the self and the other. As for the Egalitarian phase, it makes the Virginian even more systematically fearful, distrustful, anxious, whatever the attitude of his like is. Depending on the situation, this can induce a psychasthenic self-protective withdrawal, or more actively, an intolerance, an allergy to the Other, to all the others, a sectarianism: one doesn’t intermingle with anybody, not even one’s closest friends.