Adapted Virgo and Scorpio
Similarity Virgo-Scorpio: 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−Differentiating Inhibition strength for Scorpio: the opponent. One perceives first and foremost what distinguishes, differentiates or separates beings, objects, feelings or ideas: one dissects, one discriminates, one split hairs, one refuses too easy associations or similarities. One systematically emphasizes what contrasts and separates: nitpicking, adding fuel to the fire, widening the gaps, standing out at every opportunity, triggering splits, hitting a nerve, accentuating contrasts.
Difference Virgo-Scorpio: No induction versus Negative induction
NINegative induction for Scorpio: the insightful. The associating Excitation focuses onto a narrow field: sectarian alliances, clannishness, mafia, close ties, demanding oaths, exclusive and closed unions, exacting interlockings. Focus on the most minute details, on the flaws of a contract; intense perception of time: critical juncture, historical moment.
Difference Virgo-Scorpio: Excitation slowness versus Inhibition quickness
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.
Q−Inhibition quickness for Scorpio: the crafty. The Scorpio is an inhibited person with ultra-fast defence systems: he’s a motocross topnotcher. Clever, subtle, crafty, skillful, he slips through nets, zigzags betweens obstacles. His mind quickly grasps how beings and things function behind the scenes. He brilliantly knows how to use evasive promises and detailed threats, always ready to dodge as and when necessary, standing firm about the content while being very flexible in form.
Difference Virgo-Scorpio: Sense of opposites versus Sense of proportions
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.
SPSense of proportions for Scorpio: the double-crosser. The Sense of opposites gives way to the Sense of syntheses: one must strike a subtle balance between the taste for sharp contrasts and the unity of behaviours. The concentrated associativity requires to unite two opposites into one perspective, while the differentiating Inhibition maintains antagonisms. It’s the world of double-crossing: one deals with one’s adversary so as to better fight him and to bring him onto one’s ground; one makes a deal with the devil so that good should prevail. One stands on pivots, on dividing lines, conducive to underhand double deals. One partners closely with one’s rival in order to better tie him up.
Unadapted Virgo and Scorpio
Similarity Virgo-Scorpio: 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+Unblocking Excitation weakness for Scorpio: the prisoner. Locked up in the cell of one’s singularity, one is not able anymore to step outside oneself, outside one’s boundaries, to break free, to surpass oneself. One stagnates in the doldrums, one wades through the quagmire, ones sinks into the swamp. Decay, ghetto, oppressive environment, life sentence, prisoner of fate. In order to be oneself nevertheless, one sticks to one’s miasmas, one’s failures, one’s turpitude; one becomes even more negative by walking round and round in the prison of one’s singularity.
Difference Virgo-Scorpio: Unadapted Inhibition quickness versus Unadapted Excitation slowness
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.
sl+Unadapted Excitation slowness for Scorpio: the vampire. Persistence of haunting images, need to organize and control in a closed environment: one feels vested with magical, unique, secret powers; one draws power from one’s immutable fixedness, from one’s intolerant subjectivity, from one’s systematic oppositions — futile just as well as haughty. One pulls the strings from behind the scenes while living as a parasite, at the expense of others’ sorrow, shamelessly, with a cynical domineering mindset.
Difference Virgo-Scorpio: Egalitarian phase versus Paradoxical 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.
Paradoxical phase for Scorpio: the schemer. Losing the sense of intensities, the Scorpio reacts strongly to weak signals. His discriminating mind will therefore take above all else an interest into what’s mysterious, hidden, secret — no matter whether true or fake. Frenzied curiosity for what’s marginal or underlying; chase for an insane dominion over others by giving the impression that one knows a great deal about what others ignore: hints, veiled threats, blackmail, insidious propaganda. Over-negativism: dramatizing, painting a bleak picture, systematic pessimism, ill-boding, etc. Over-scheming: one wants to win on all fronts by excessively manipulating what’s known and unknown to the others.