As the sun enters Virgo, it’s the perfect time to talk about perfection. The two signs I see most caught up in perfection are:
Dictionary.com defines perfection as “the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art.”
Michael Jackson the Virgo was a perfectionist. If the movie Amadeus is to be believed, Mozart the Aquarius was also a perfectionist.
What’s different about the perfection of these two?
Virgo, the analytical, critical and nervous earth sign seeks perfection as a reaction to criticism. Perfection is a way to avoid future criticism. The criticism Virgo sends out is often a reaction to some criticism he/she received in the past.
Jackson might have been a perfectionist without his father applying vice-like pressure. The sensitive and talented Jackson became the King of Pop but died trying to get some rest from an active mind that obviously kept him up at night.
Aquarius, the analytical, inspired and forward-thinking air sign seeks perfection to match a mental or philosophical image. Perfection is the most harmonious, logical or equitable method to achieve an ideal.
Mozart supposedly heard the music in his head and merely transcribed. That might be a little movie hyperbole as Mozart was trained well by his father. However, if the movie is accurate, once Mozart put his mind’s music on paper, it was not to be altered.
To make sure you understand the difference between Virgo perfection and Aquarius perfection, you must take the following quiz. Only those scoring 100 percent receive the framed Certificate of Perfection Differentiation.
In the following two questions, determine if the person described is Virgo or Aquarius.
- You submit to your boss a 512-page report and he/she returns it asking you to change the font from 12 pt to 10 pt because the department head likes 10 pt font. Your boss is a .
- You are driving from home to the store with your partner. As you make a left out of the drive, your partner yells at you and says that if you go right, you will have one less stop light and will be at the store several minutes faster. Your partner is a .
If you guessed 1) Virgo and 2) Aquarius you scored 100 percent and get an A+ in Perfection.