Adapted Virgo and Pisces
Similarity Virgo-Pisces: Inhibition strength
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.
S−Eliminating Inhibition strength for Pisces: the uncatchable. The indifference of the Inhibition strength is all the stronger that it must withstand the growth of daytime — which will become dominant in Aries, the following Sign. Not letting oneself being touched, reached or shaken by anything nor anyone. Deconditioning oneself, making a clean sweep of all the pressing solicitations from the outside world. Slipping out of the usual ways of reacting, loving or thinking. Withdrawing from the surrounding world so as to be fully present to oneself, to the absolute one is aiming at. The appearance of adaptation to everything actually masks a total indifference.
Difference Virgo-Pisces: Excitation slowness versus Inhibition slowness
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.
Sl−Inhibition slowness for Pisces: the placid. The monolithic, locked, unshakeable defence systems are an efficient anti-environment barrier: peaceful, tenacious and serene refusal of the external hubbubs, quiet and progressive decantation, absolute immobility out of silent rejection of any impulsive reaction, indifferent placidity towards everything that’s going on around oneself — allowing to give free rein to one’s intuition.
Similarity Virgo-Pisces: Sense of opposites
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.
SOSense of opposites for Pisces: the invisible choice. Without really knowing exactly what one wants, one is able to perfectly, systematically and patiently eliminate, refuse and boycott what one doesn’t want. One postpones one’s response to opposing options. Until things settle out quietly and the way one must choose appears at the end of this decantation, one prefers edging one’s way between antagonisms, escaping too clear-cut dialectics, straddling the fence so as not to be trapped into simplistic dualisms. One wears out one’s adversaries by not responding. One lives in a static world where opposites are ever more equal, identical, yet different: there is a strong temptation trying to find a “third way” in order to transcend false oppositions.
Unadapted Virgo and Pisces
Similarity Virgo-Pisces: Excitation weakness
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.
w+Expending Excitation weakness for Pisces: the forsaker. One has a hard time fighting, taking action, asserting oneself. Lethargic, apathetic, colourless behaviors; extreme passivity, excessive laziness, negligence, anxious refusal of the reality principle. Letting oneself being tossed around by the turbulent flow of circumstances, and come what may. Dependency, seclusiveness, immobility, despondency, inefficiency, powerlessness, oppressive incommunicability, deathly fear of having to confront oneself to the tough and real outside world.
Difference Virgo-Pisces: Unadapted Inhibition quickness versus Unadapted Excitation quickness
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.
q+Unadapted Excitation quickness for Pisces: the hysteric. The unadapted Excitation quickness is expressed more easily than for the Capricorn since it’s at the edge of adaptation (Aries). In the meanwhile, one can witness more or less restrained yet stormy passions, uncontrolled outbursts of anger, fits of blind rage, flushes of aggressivity, urges of hasty acting-out, all the more furious that they burst out involuntarily. Volatile mood that switches from apathy to revolted spite.
Similarity Virgo-Pisces: Egalitarian phase
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.
EPEgalitarian phase-clash of opposites for Pisces: the nothing-at-all. Everything is equivalent, equal, indifferent. One doesn’t mind anything either way. The world is flat, seamless, everything is just motionless order or disorder, absolute calm, infinite serenity. Hence an ultimate indifference, at best close to nirvana, at worst revealing of an absolute nihilism: passive non-choice ends up in being nothing in the whole, everything in the nothingness, and nothing at all. One is peacefully waiting until it makes, breaks or bores, or until the clash of opposites shatters all the good or bad reasons one has or believes having to choose one’s side, one’s way, one’s destiny.