The interpretations for the progressed ascendant in Virgo on this page are from The Progressed Horoscope by Alan Leo (1906). Be sure to also see the interpretation for your Progressed Moon in the Houses.
Progressed Ascendant in Virgo
This will bring a much more practical and critical frame of mind, which will ultimately make the native more discriminative and thoughtful than he has hitherto been.
It is not a fortunate decanate so far as worldly progress goes, for he may have to keep quiet and work without much apparent result; but it has its lessons to teach, chief of which is discrimination, out of which wisdom is to evolve. Therefore the experience he will gain will be of benefit, and if looked at in this light “the end will justify the means”; for he will be liable to make mistakes under its influence, especially with regard to inferiors in business or those who are of a lower social standing.
While under this progressed ascendant he will have an illness or at least will not enjoy his usual health, but will be subject to nervous troubles, especially if he worries or gives way to anxiety.
It may bring him somewhat into touch with psychic matters and awaken an interest in the occult, but nothing very vivid or marked will be noticed; except it be the realisation that ability needs opportunity, and that environment is sometimes to be reckoned with, no matter how strong the Ego.
Progressed Ascendant in 1st Decanate of Virgo
If the progressed ascendant is in the first decanate of Virgo (0 degrees to 9 degrees and 59 minutes), the general interpretation above applies.
Progressed Ascendant in 2nd Decanate of Virgo
If the progressed ascendant is in the second decanate of Virgo (10 degrees to 19 degrees and 59 minutes), the general interpretation for Progressed Ascendant in Virgo applies, as well as this:
This will awaken the native’s ambitions and cause him to be more persevering and anxious to rise in life and gain some recognition; and he will obtain some honour, or have some responsibility placed upon him.
It denotes a period in which he will have opportunities to rise in life, or to gain advantages through perseverance and anxious endeavour. He will gain diplomacy and tact either through business pursuits, and work and employment, or through daily contact with others.
To those who are very progressive it brings the opportunity to serve, and through service to gain honourable success; to those so placed it will bring wealth, honours, and some public recognition. A great improvement in the affairs of life is often brought about through personal merit; but to the majority it means very little, simply the opportunity to gain advancement with some promotion, and a certain amount of success in achievement; to all, however, it brings a more steady and enduring time, when stability of character and persevering tendencies improve the general conditions.
Progressed Ascendant in 3rd Decanate of Virgo
If the progressed ascendant is in the third decanate of Virgo (20 degrees to 29 degrees and 59 minutes), the general interpretation for Progressed Ascendant in Virgo applies, as well as this:
This will soften the critical and somewhat selfish side of Virgo and bring a more intuitive and receptive tendency into the life.
The native will now find his financial prospects improve and he will have opportunities to bring monetary affairs into a better condition than formerly, according to his ability to use the influence. He will find himself more obstinate or self-willed or stubborn and firm, but may turn this into determination and strength of purpose.
To those who are very progressive it will bring that true obedience which gives all the sympathetic qualities combined with an eager mentality; for it is an attempt to combine Venus and Mercury, that is love and intellect, so that by this obedience service of the highest kind may be the result. The most successful are those who work for the sake of work, without the motive of self at the back of the effort; but this is a very high ideal.
For those who are making ordinary progress it will bring better conditions and an improvement in financial affairs.