The Zodiac Sign Virgo | Aug 24 - Sep 23

Virgo purple smallYou are seen as an introverted individual by many, and your combination of the intellectual and the practical can sometimes be taken for coolness. You are conservative, undemonstrative and somewhat fussy, but you are also witty, charming and sympathetic. You are emotionally warm, but may find it hard to express sincere love, especially if you are a male Virgo. You have a strong personality on the outside but tend to be weak on the inside.

The Virgo Personality and Influences

Key life phrase I Serve
Zodiac totem The Virgin
Zodiac symbol As above
Zodiac facts 6th sign of the zodiac, common, barren, feminine, dry
Zodiac element Earth
Key characteristics Loving, susceptible, sympathetic, sensual, faithful, instinctive, charitable, over-reactive and moody
Compatible star signs Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces
Mismatched signs Aries, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Libra
Ruling planet Mercury
Love planet Saturn
Finance planet Venus
Speculation planet Saturn
Career planets Mercury, Mars and Pluto
Spiritual and karmic planets Venus and Saturn
Friendship planet Moon
Destiny planet Saturn
Lucky numbers and significant years 5, 6, 8, 14, 15, 17, 23, 24, 26, 32, 33, 35, 41, 42, 44, 50, 51, 53, 62, 71, 77 and 80
Lucky gems Green jade, emerald, green quartz, diamond, white coral
Lucky fragrances Lavender, chamomile, verbena, patchouli,peppermint, rosemary, basil, black pepper and lemon
Affirmation-mantra I am relaxed and deserve to be served as well as serve
Lucky days Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Virgo Profile

Being born under the sign of Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac, endows you with a highly developed sense of perfection and coupled with an analytical mind can drive others in your orb absolutely crazy. You of course don't see what's wrong with wanting everything perfect, tidy, clean and thoroughly organised as it is your nature. You can also be totally preoccupied with cleanliness, hygiene and be extremely fastidious.

However you are far more critical of yourself than anyone else and your standards are way above that which most people would aspire to, but that doesn't make them right and you wrong, does it Virgo? It is simply a difference of opinion and what is deemed acceptable or unacceptable. People closely associated with you can learn valuable lessons about time management and pride in any work they do.

Your expertise is highly valued and it is probable that you will find some people seeking you out to be on their team. These people will recognize your natural talents and be prepared to not take your criticism too personally. When you are critical it is more than likely because you've analysed and summed up a situation correctly before acting out your thoughts. Others may find this annoying but, given enough time and exposure to you, they will recognize that your analytical skills are second to none.

You are a most interesting person to be with because of your skilful insights and broad-based knowledge. Associates and family will be fascinated by your seemingly never-ending source of titbits and information.

Any job or project that you are asked to perform will be done to the highest standard, meticulous attention to detail from the commencement until the end. You take pride in doing a job well done and once you have all the information required you complete your task to the best of your ability. You work through the details in an analytical way, organise your work schedule and it doesn't matter to you if it is a job you have done a hundred times before or the first time you have attempted it - the degree of excellence doesn't vary.

Your attitude is "if a job's worth doing it's worth doing well" and there is no deviation from this maxim. You are very clear on this and nothing less will do. Others may think it is a waste of time to dot the I's and cross the t's but not you. Oh no, perfection is where you start and perfection is where you end.

Time is also important to you and a diary is a tool well used. Lists, lists and more lists may be your style but at the end of the day you will know exactly what you have done and how much more you need to do. Not only that but you will have a fairly good idea of how long it is going to take you to finish the task and what materials will be needed along the way. This is where your time management and analytical skills really come to the fore. It is very likely that your diary will be written in the same colour pen from start to finish and that no untidy crossing out will be seen on any page. It will be a picture of neatness.

You have a hawk eye and can spot an error a mile away, whether it is a mistake on a food bill or a spelling error on a sign. You are also cautious about what type of person is just right for you in your social or romantic life and slovenly people need not apply.

You are very well read and consider yourself an eternal student of sorts. You'll pay special attention to the fine detail of any subject matter and this is how you amass your considerable knowledge of many things. You have a keen intelligence and a capacity for learning and prefer to make your judgements on sound knowledge that is tried and true, rather than airy fairy stories and beliefs.

You can appear to be shy and unassuming when people first meet you but that is only because you like to observe and analyse people and situations before jumping to a conclusion. You are cautious with new acquaintances and don't give too much away before they have passed your stringent behaviour code.

Virgo Cusps

Virgo - Leo Cusp

If you happen to be born during the period of August 21st to the 28th, you're born on the borderline or cusp of the preceding sign of Leo, which is the 5th sign of the zodiac and your own, which is the 6th sign of the zodiac. As such, you are ruled by both the Sun and the planet Mercury. This makes you a person of sunny disposition with a strong intellectual leaning.

Being methodical, you're inclined to be a hard worker but unlike the typical Virgo, you have no problem standing out in the limelight and being the centre of attention, taking full credit for anything and everything that you do.

With a mixture of Solar and Mercurial energies, you have a unique type of intuition which serves you well. You understand the people you come in touch with through amazing subtle intellectual flashes. You usually trust this.

Unfortunately, if you're not recognised for what you do, unlike the typical Virgo of your birth sign, you may start to feel inwardly unfulfilled and frustrated. This will impact on your health adversely so you must find away to bring this part of your nature out into the open so that you don't develop grudges and become a closed off person.

You have an unusual blend of extrovert and introvert qualities, which puts you in the perfect position of being able to associate with all sorts of people. There are times when others don't understand you because you swing between these two extremes of your personality.

Virgo - Libra Cusp

If you were born between the 14th and the 21st of September, you fall in that area of the zodiac that is jointly governed by two star signs - Virgo and Libra. Your ruling sign is ruled by Mercury and Libra by Venus, which astrologically is an excellent combination, endowing you with both intellectual qualities as well as artistic and cultural interests.

You are an elegant Virgo, due to the influence of Libra, but also have a shrewd and analytical mind with great powers of perception and intuition. This combined influence endows you with considerable lack as you have the best of both worlds, namely the mental and emotional.

To explain a little about Libra is important here as it will endow you with many of the traits of that star sign. First and foremost, Libra needs to be seen to be beautiful and acceptable. Coupled with your predisposition to be highly self - critical, even over minor personality flaws within yourself, means that you could constantly struggle to be accepted by others, not because they don't like you but because you have an erroneous conception about how they see you. Try to accept yourself for who you are and then others will naturally accept you as well.

You're attracted to beautiful things and are quite likely a sensual and loving person. You have exotic tastes and love the best in furnishings and as far as personal grooming is concerned, you have a knack for looking really smart and elegant, but will never overdo it with gaudy looking attire.

You have a great imagination but have a tendency to stick to yourself. Some people might think that you're elitist and are snubbing your nose up at them, and this is why you need to prove them wrong. You should show those aspects of your personality that are kind, caring and service orientated. Others will soon realise that their judgment of you is rather harsh.

You need to be surrounded by quiet and soothing things. You need people in your life who understand you, are peaceful by nature and can share some of the artistic and cultural interests that you do as well.

Being ruled by Venus makes you prone to overindulgence in pleasure, food and other activities in life. As Mercury is a sensitive planet you need to be on guard against overdoing things and regulating your life with discipline.

Virgo At Large

August 24 - September 3

Those Virgos born between the 24th August and 3rd September don't really like to be the centre of attention and can become embarrassed if singled out from the crowd. You are what can be termed the quiet achiever and prefer anonymity to being a show stopper.

September 4 - 14

If you're born between the 4th and 14th of September you are a quick thinker, can reach a decisive viewpoint without too much trouble and at times you have moments of intuition that surprise you. Watch that you don't become bogged down in a serious way.

September 15 - 23

Between the 15th and 23rd September you are the most sensual of the Virgos as Venus, your co-ruler, brings out this side of your nature. Remaining young and pleasure seeking is far more appealing to you than growing old gracefully. Life for you is to be lived to the fullest.

Virgo Man

Snapshot

Intellectual

Perfectionist

Benevolent

Diffident

Fit

Governed by the strong influence of Mercury, the Virgo man is intel- lectual, insightful and swift. You have an eye for detail, an uncanny ability to read between the lines, and you can gauge a person or situation by distinguishing reality from superficiality. This may sound advantageous, but it's not always so. This ability can sometimes label you as a nit-picker, or someone who imposes their perfectionism on everyone else. But this not really how you operate.

You commit yourself to executing a job with immaculate perfection. You also try to improve a situation or relationship, especially when it is crumbling before your eyes. You're vocal about your opinions and may incur the mistrust of others who may not be as insightful. This may generate a rift between you and the significant others in
your life.

Personally, I often find it difficult to gauge exactly who you are. This is a result of the two fold nature of your ruling planet, Mercury, which means that you are clearly discernible from one side and entirely unseen from the other. You are guarded about revealing your qualities and this subtly accentuates your power. You even take others by surprise when you manifest traits they didn't know existed. This forms an integral part of your personality and lends insight into how you can balance your own ideals with the needs of others. You'll find that compromise will allow you to experience more contentment in life.

While your cleanliness poses no problem to those outside your living space, the real challenge arises after marriage or while sharing your physical space with others. Don't allow your sense of perfection to stifle those around you, and try to find a middle ground to coexist with others peacefully.

On the surface you may appear aloof, but this is your way of preventing errors in life. You like to be pragmatic and measured rather than boisterously social with strangers. For you, efficient living means employing your innate wisdom to arrive at sane life decisions without creating an emotional cloud.

Virgo men rate steadfastness, commitment and self-improvement as highly desirable and sought-after qualities. This schema can often be out of reach for others, and you may find yourself alone and disconnected from those who fail to match up to your expectations.

In friendship, you are hesitant to let go and usually confine yourself to the company of a few trusted friends. You aren't overtly expres- sive and don't trust easily, which is why people must give you time to open up completely.

Virgo Woman

Snapshot

Faithful

Truthful

Sensible

Picky

Edgy

As a Virgo woman, you belong to the pristine, virginal sign of the zodiac, which means that spotlessness, purity and understanding are all important in your relationships. You rarely trust others, partly due to your innate fear of letting go. Another reason could be your anxiety or lack of self-confidence about making the right judgments about others.

Governed by the compelling influence of Mercury, you're an expert at self-analysis, forever scrutinising and dissecting your short- comings in an attempt to improve the quality of your life and the relationships in it.

Because you seek perfection, you may be unduly fault-finding with yourself and those around you. If people are unable to comprehend you, such idiosyncrasy is bound to push them away.

On the other hand, you have a cheerful disposition and people love your company as you're unpretentious and genuinely concerned about the happiness of others. You are highly efficient, especially in the way you conduct your work. You ungrudgingly offer a helping hand, not for ulterior motives, but for the pure joy of supporting another in need. Along with Cancer and Pisces, Virgo is one of the most self-effacing and self-sacrificial signs of the zodiac. As a Virgo woman, you epitomise the term 'unconditional love'.

In your quest for perfection, you like to set the pace with meticu- lousness and diligence. People around you must understand that you take longer than others and that you don't respond to impatient requests.

Virgo women don't compromise on their principles for the sake of meeting a deadline. You employ a practical approach to life and like to invest time in digesting information and weighing up all possible options. Pragmatic and realistic, you see value in an idea only if it can be
practically implemented and exploited.

You can sniff out danger and are vigilant against being tricked, and you are armed with a formidable memory. The influence of your ruling planet, Mercury, bestows you with the ability to intuitively grasp innuendos, even in casual banter. You can accurately judge someone's true nature and store it away until you see them again.

For those in the wrong, it can be rather daunting when you see straight through them. You seek contentment through service and being of support to others. A bland life is one where you live only for yourself. This is why you would make an exceptional mother and provider for your family and circle of friends. There's nothing more satisfying than having people heed your advice and see it bear fruitful results.

Though Gemini and Libra are the more indecisive star signs, there are some Virgo women who waver in their decisions and fail to come to a conclusion. This can be attributed to trust, both in your- self and those around you. Unless you are at complete peace with your environment, you will always be fidgety and uncertain.

Don't be overwhelmed by the intellectual aspects of a situation. Put your head and heart together to draw accurate conclusions. You are, after all, pragmatic and realistic, and you seldom err in your judgment.

 

Virgo Child

The Virgo child will be inquisitive, exploring their world and interested in learning as much as they possibly can. Intelligence is an attribute of a Virgo child and this will be in evidence very early in their life.

Because they have such a desire to learn they can take on too much at a time. Wanting to do everything perfectly can lead to some frustrations so they need to be taught that it's OK to go forward at a lesser pace. Youngsters do not have deadlines and it is their job to be a child as they have the rest of their life to be an adult.

Children born under the sign of Virgo have highly developed communication skills. Ample opportunities for learning should be provided for them as they love to learn study and cram as much into their brain as they can. If you want them to be as good as they can be a peaceful nurturing environment is necessary with the tools they need to study what they are interested in. A Virgo child does not like to be badgered or pushed and find their own way to a satisfactory conclusion.

They have a tendency to overwork and being highly strung by nature they need sufficient rest and play without mental demands. Learning to have fun is a key ingredient to a balanced life for them.

A Virgo child will be slight in build and fragile in childhood. Attention needs to be paid to their diet, hygiene and adequate rest. They can become self-absorbed about their health and there are a large proportion of hypochondriacs born under this sign. As a parent a simple reassurance can do wonders, but you must also do all you can to relieve their concerns about their health. Follow up on anything that is worrying them excessively and they will be reassured that you are taking them seriously.

Virgo children can be difficult to understand and sometimes don't mix with their peers easily. Their sensitivity and fault-finding attitudes can alienate them initially as they may feel their friends are not really up to par. Part of the lesson for your Virgo child will be to accept others for their strengths and weaknesses alike and not to be too critical.

Virgo Lover

If you're a guy who is trying to woo a Virgo love interest, you might be disappointed by this chapter. This woman doesn't plunge into romantic situations at the pace you would like her to. If you're looking for fast love, the Virgo girl is definitely not for you.


Unfortunately, when it comes to matters of love, Virgos can be rather detached and analytical in fathoming others as well as their own feelings. They often end up scrutinising people, and a poten- tial partner would need to be on their best behavior to impress Virgo. Are you up to the task?

Virgo, the Virgin, embodies deep passion and selfless love, and this is what they bring to a relationship. The question is: Are you patient enough to wait?

When it comes to lovemaking, Virgo is playful, passionate and intensely curious, but only under the right circumstances. Another asset is their intense loyalty. Virgo, after all, is one of the most devoted of the star signs. Once they commit themselves to a rela- tionship, that commitment remains steadfast, even in the face of the most excruciating setbacks.

It's not easy for them to let go of a relationship, especially if they have invested time, intensity and loyalty. They are as prudent in relationships as they are in matters of finance. At the cost of sounding mercenary, it's crucial to understand that prudence forms the cornerstone of their approach to all aspects of life.

Don't be duped by the bashful exterior of a Virgo lover. Mercury, their ruler, is hot by nature, and once you succeed at garnering their trust, the passion they unleash in the bedroom is sure to leave you spellbound.

If you want a relationship with Virgo, you need to charm them in a manner that enthralls and fascinates them. 

Because their Mercurial mind is in constant flux, they desire variety and intellectual stimulation. If you're a slothful couch potato who is uncommunicative and addicted to TV, Virgo is most definitely not your type. Communication, expression and free-flowing dialogue are the bedrock for a successful relationship with those born under this sign.

Virgo Friend

In matters of friendship, consider yourself blessed if you have a Virgo in your circle of friends. Their compassion, faithfulness and concern for your wellbeing are just a few of Virgo's most beautiful qualities. At the same time, it's not a one way street. They expect some measure of reciprocation for their selfless dedication. Yes, they're unconditional in their love and care, but it's nice to be loved back, isn't it?


Virgos can be quite vocal in expressing their opinions, especially if their judgment is solicited. While they are generous in accommod- ating faults, they're blunt in pointing out someone's shortcomings. Due to their intrinsic desire for perfection, they're profusely critical and leave others flabbergasted at the candour with which they expose others.

As you can deduce from my description of your Virgo friend, truth is a double-edged sword—for both of you. They may appear distant and emotionally hesitant on occasions, but it's their way of preventing their emotions from being sullied by circumstances. To them, being transparent, honest and unaffected by superfluous issues is important when it comes to drawing conclusions.

In friendships they are guarded until comfortable, and they accom- modate all viewpoints, even those that stand in contrast with their own. They can easily adapt to an eclectic mix of people and are a lot of fun. Due to the swift movement of Mercury, relaxed Virgos can be humorous, easygoing and cheerful.

In matters of money, don't even attempt to take liberties with your Virgo friend. They see through pretence and smell a rat quicker than you can imagine. They only understand fairness, and if they don't confront you with your scheming ways, their solution is to silently disappear from your life. Don't let this happen as it would be a shame to lose such a trusted ally.

Virgo Enemy

Virgo enemies don't like to make a public spectacle of their feel- ings towards you. Although exceedingly sharp and communicative, they prefer to repress the negativity and drift away silently.


Before they disappear from your life forever, pay attention to when they start to appear diffident and reserved in your presence.Shutdown mode' is usually the first sign that Virgo is becoming your enemy. If you find yourself in this situation, it might be a good idea to reflect on your honesty and faithfulness towards them. Have you slighted them in any way? Remember, Virgo will not put up with disrespect in any form.

If you've incurred their wrath, they'll voice their opinion and strip you down to your bare bones. Virgos can be rather vehement when it comes to speaking their mind. If you want to reconcile with them, a sincere apology with candid communication is the first step.

 

Virgo Celebrities

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My Light and Shadow

The Light and Shadow

The light and the dark are part of human nature and each star sign exhibits this polarity. It is the yin and yang of life and once we confront these shadowy areas within ourselves the sooner we are able to break free of all self limiting behaviours and habits.


Virgo: The light side

Few people are as loyal in friendship as you. This is one of your most admirable traits. When people first meet you, you are aloof and cool, but this is because Virgos are inherently shy. They could even go so far as to think you're looking down your nose at them. But when they get to know you, you endear yourself to them and share the deeper side of your character.

Service is one of your most shining qualities, and whether the job is large or small, you see it as an opportunity to create perfection and help others achieve their goals, too. You selflessly give of yourself to help others reach their goals as you gain a quiet, secret pleasure through this.

You have wonderful ideas and also have a knack of conveying facts and figures to others who are not as adept at grasping concepts. This makes you an excellent teacher or trainer.

You are capable of seeing diverse views in an argument. This makes you impartial and a good judge or mediator when it comes to solving problems. You are seen as a fair individual and your ruling is respected.

Virgo: The shadow side

Your brilliant mind sometimes gets itself into trouble because of your tendency to be overly critical of both others and yourself. This must be your biggest challenge in life—knowing how to balance faultfinding with constructive criticism.

Your achievements are never quite satisfactory to you because you always feel as if you could have done better. Even if others praise you and genuinely believe you're doing a good job, you never accept this, do you? Give yourself some credit. Be a little more gentle on yourself.

Virgo is clean and fastidious. Some are even compulsively obsessive. You may not go to this extreme in your hygiene, but the tidiness you impose on others can sometimes alienate you from them. You need to learn the art of relaxation and not worry by things not being in their place.

This outer attention to detail, criticism and hygiene is masking some subtle insecurity in your nature, which need to be addressed in due course. If not, this attitude will no doubt act as an obstacle to happy and fulfilling relationships. By overcoming your tense and a highly critical approach you'll find your life so much more satisfying.

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