It’s not often that Pisces gets the chance to critique Virgo, and given this priceless opportunity it will use characteristically gentle, even apologetic language. “You don’t think it’s perhaps… a bit too … um… functional?” ventures Mars in Pisces, as Saturn in Virgo scowls and thinks, “Well that was sort of the point, now wasn’t it?” Emboldened by Saturn in Virgo’s silence, Mars in Pisces offers another thought: “I mean, it’s great that it’s so – you know… But maybe if you added a little color, or you know, some decorations of some kind, that might be kind of cool.” By now, Saturn is rolling its eyes and fingering its chisel. “I swear to God,” seethes Saturn in Virgo’s inner dialogue. “I will fillet you.”
Eventually, Mars in Pisces gives a trilling farewell and swims away, blissfully unaware of the ill-will he has engendered. Exasperated, Saturn in Virgo decides to take a well-deserved break from his labors. He plunks himself down on the grass and pours a glass of wine; enjoys it quite a lot; pours another. Some time passes and as the sun begins to set and the warm glow of alcohol overtakes him, he surveys his masterpiece, tilting his head this way and that. Perhaps a whimsical detail or two might not ruin the whole thing after all; might even give a nice effect. Relaxed and a little wobbly, Saturn gathers up his chisel, gets to his feet, and returns to work.