I’ve been wondering about what astrological aspects can show that a person is ok with dirt. My most recent ex didn’t shower daily, despite having a tough manual job. He also didn’t mind getting his hands dirty with whatever yucky job needed doing. He didn’t mind dirt in the house.
I have a strong Virgo signature in my chart, and don’t understand this. What is it that makes people be ok with dirt? Could it be a Pluto issue?
Hi, Clean! What an interesting question. I’ve never thought about this before. I can’t give you a definitive answer but I can give you some ideas and put this up so others can weigh in.
First, it’s common that a strong signature in a chart play both sides of an extreme. For example, you are a clean Virgo, but there are many, many Virgos out there who do not keep house. They may feel, if it can’t be perfect, why try at all? Or cleaning house may seem inefficient to a Virgo. It just gets dirty again, they may prefer to read…a lot! So when you’re talking about signs or planets or aspects in a chart describing this kind of tendency, it’s easy to get it wrong.
Next, I think of a person’s upbringing. What were they taught or not taught, about cleanliness?
This is not, “blame the mom”. It’s just in real life, I have seen a person’s history have a big effect. But even that can’t be predicted. Some people are taught to keep themselves and their homes, immaculate. They keep up the family tradition. Others grow up in a filthy environment and when they get their own home, they keep it clean and organized.
Considering this, if I were guessing where in a chart you might look for insight, I would look at the moon or the 4th house. I’d also look at the 6th house for clues around a person’s daily routine.
I would not look at Pluto. Pluto is not dirty so much as it is obsessive.
Thanks for the question. Can anyone else weigh in?
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