Muscles: Obliquus, transversalis of abdomen and rectus pyramidalis.
Arteries: Gastric, superior and inferior mesenteries.
Veins: Portal, hepatics, umbilical and intestinal. Cell Salt: Kali sulphuricum. Virgo's main job is to breakdown, analyze and organize. These functions are especially evident in the pancreas, which Virgo rules. This gland is concerned with the proper release of pancreatic juices that will digest all kinds of food. The internal secretion from the pancreas also includes the hormones insulin and glycogen, both of which play a vital role in the carbohydrate metabolism. Without Virgo's proper breaking down and utilization of these two products people can become prone to diabetes or hypoglycemia, both sugar-related diseases.
Thought by many sources to be ruled by the Sun, the spleen also falls under Virgo's domain. Besides producing many types of blood cells, the spleen splits up the prana on an etheric level. Without proper trafficking of the vitality globules the body would degenerate. Both Virgo and Neptune are concerned with this important function.
Integrally involved with absorption, Virgo also rules the intestinal tract. The duodenum is of primary concern: it is here that food receives the proper amount of bile from the gallbladder and juices from the pancreas. Only the food is chemically broken down and distributed through the body, good health can be maintained. Assimilation of all nutrients as they pass through the intestines is also under Virgo's dictate. Without proper absorption a person will become nutrition-poor and deficiencies are sure to develop.
In addition, Virgo has co-rulership of the liver along with the planet Jupiter and the sign Cancer: whereas Cancer rules the outer covering of the organ and Jupiter rules the organ in general, Virgo is concerned with the inner workings of enzyme production. Furthermore, it is involved with the storage of glycogen in the liver.
Since Virgo is the polar opposite of Pisces, people who have planets in Virgo are usually sensitive to drugs. They generally require only a minimal dosage of any medication for best results.
This placement may produce diabetic or hypoglycemic complaints as well as colitis and diarrhea, There is the possibility of poor assimilation of food, requiring a strict, healthful diet with fiber.
The Moon in Virgo may bring on looseness of the bowels and abdominal swellings and tumors. Moreover, there is the possibility that women who take birth control pills will have sugar problems caused by endocrine malfunction. Hypoglycemia is another potential illness.
With this placement dtverticulosis or colitis from nervousness may occur. These people are prone to worry, creating nervous tension. Other possible ailments are colic, insomnia and flatulence of the abdomen caused by poor digestion.
Venus in Virgo
This configuration may result in sugar problems and irregular bowel action.
Pancreatitis, inflammation of the spleen or liver, dysentery, worms and bowel inflammation in general, gastroenteritis, peritonitis, cholera, ventral hernia, typhoid and hypermsulinism are all potential illnesses with Mars in Virgo.
Jupiter in Virgo may create liver problems related to enzyme functions, an enlarged liver, abscess of the liver, jaundice, fatty degeneration of the liver and cholesterol deposits.
This placement may bring about the beginning or last stages of diabetes, hypoinsulinism, intestinal blockage or constriction, poor peristaltic motion creating bouts with diarrhea and constipation, colitis, sclerosis of the liver and poor enzyme action within the liver.
Uranus in Virgo ^ "
The sudden onset of diabetes or hypoglycemia caused by severe emotional stress may result from Uranus in Virgo. Spasms and cramping may also occur in the intestinal tract. Furthermore, there may be intermittent sugar problems resulting from an individual's living through a traumatic shock. Other potential ailments are the twisting and telescoping of the bowels and a type of diabetes caused by the malfunctioning of the posterior pituitary hormonal release mechanism.
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Neptune in Virgo may produce prolapsed intestines and weak intestinal peristalsis; consequently, food stays longer in the tract, causing toxins to be reabsorbed through the walls and poisoning the individual. Diabetes or misdiagnosed hypoglycemia may also occur: the person may be placed under psychiatric care or put in a mental ward when the root of the problem is actually organic and not mental. Toxemia is another potential disease.
With this placement disorders of the pancreas may be suspect. As a result there may be chronic sugar problems, such as hypoglycemia and diabetes: both can be easily checked with a five-hour glucose tolerance test. Anyone having a family history of sugar disorders is especially susceptible to such diseases and should undergo the test. In addition, Pluto in Virgo can mean enlargement of the spleen or splenic problems involving white blood cells. A person with this placement may have to undergo removal of the spleen or may suffer regrowth of the spleen after surgery. He or she may also have chronic problems involving the intestines, such as colitis and diverticulosis. ■ ■ ^
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