Virgo Zodiac Sign
Virgo Astrology Dates: August 23 - September 21
Zodiac Symbol: Maiden
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Ruling House: 6th
Power Color: Yellow, Orange
Key Traits: Efficient, Perfectionist, Modest
Desires: Love, Appreciation, Connectedness
Compatible Signs: Cancer, Taurus, Aquarius
Mantra: “I analyze…”
A Summary of the Virgo Zodiac Sign
The Virgo sign symbolizes servant hood, sacrifice, and outstanding care for the loved ones in their lives. Those who hold the Virgo zodiac sign are compassionate, relationship-focused individuals. The Virgo zodiacs have a lot of love to give, and hold incredibly high standards for themselves. The Virgo sign is also incredibly concerned with the status of the relationships in their lives, and even more concerned with the public perception surrounding them.
The Virgo zodiac sign is synonymous with service unto others. However, there is a hidden side of the Virgo that appears to be controlling. The Virgo sign is also incredibly avoidant of conflict, and will seek to restore any sources of anxiety or imbalance in life. The no-drama attitude many Virgos can demonstrate has made them to be incredibly empathetic and willing to mend relationships.
Learn more about the Virgo zodiac sign: Virgo 101 - Explore the Qualities of the 6th Zodiac Sign and Which Tarot Cards Correspond with Virgo.
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The Virgo Symbol: The Maiden
Many who hold the Virgo sign are well aware how much they love to play role of organizer, host, and provider. It is no surprise that the Virgo is symbolized by the Virgo Maiden, who is depicted as a maiden typically holding a harvest or some sort of carrying wheat. The Virgo is the 6th zodiac sign in astrology and is associated with family and home building. The Virgo Maiden is kind and gentle, and reflects all the traits one would consider when thinking of the qualities found in a lifelong friend.
The Maiden is a deep thinker with strong feelings and emotions. The Virgo Maiden is deeply connected to the natural world with the Virgo spirit drawn to the outdoors, oceans, and mountains. The Maiden is also incredibly interested in the arts and literature and will display the characteristics of a lifelong student of the world.
The Virgo Element: Earth
The zodiac element of Earth reflects personalities that are grounded and rooted in the present. Those who carry the Earth element are well known for displaying personality traits of steadfastness, integrity, and hard work.
The Earth element connects the individual with the greater natural world with an almost spiritual connection to nature and the great outdoors. The Earth element is made of zodiac signs that enjoy taking their time and need time to process situations to make sense of their day to day lives. Those who carry the Earth element are reliable and responsible, with strong personalities that can weather through the storms of life. The zodiac signs who share the Earth element always make for great sources of support and compassion.
Those who share the Earth element include:
The Virgo Ruling Planet: Mercury
In Roman mythology, Mercury was the messenger of the gods and represented daily expression of relationships and meaningful communication. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, one of the planets closest to both the Earth and Sun in our solar system. Mercury moves quickly through the zodiac, just as the planet has quick rotations around the Sun.
With this rotation, Mercury-ruled Virgo draws warmth and energy to pour into the lives of those around the Virgo. The strong, vibrant energy Mercury bestows upon the Virgo zodiac sign rules the mind and thoughts of the Virgo. With this planetary relationship to Mercury, many who hold the Virgo zodiac are already well aware of the ever changing emotions and moods that come with this celestial connection.
Learn more about planets in Virgo: Transiting Virgo: What to Expect with the Planets in Virgo.
The Virgo Quadruplicities
Even though all Earth signs are going to be very similar, there’s a lot of differences between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are 4 elements Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, there are 3 triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed. The Virgo sign demonstrates many attractive qualities, but is better understood as one of the Mutable signs of the zodiac. As a Mutable sign, the Virgo sign is someone who is willing to go with the flow and is adaptable to changing emotions, situations, and seasons of life.
The Key Personality Traits of a Virgo Sign
The Virgo zodiac is defined by a spirit of love, service and dedication to others. The Virgo sign values loving others deeply and seeking to feel valued by those the Virgo shares meaningful relationships with. Virgo horoscope readings are complex because the Virgo is both strategic and resourceful, but also immensely emotional and spiritual. Whether it’s work, relationships, or health, the Virgo will seek to find practical, meaningful ways to find growth and connection.
Top Virgo Traits
The top traits of the Virgo are always going to be associated with the warmth and comfort that the symbol of the Virgin Maiden. The innocence and care the Maiden symbol reflects speaks to the top traits all Virgo sign holders carry with them. These top traits include:
Connection, empathy, and kindness. Nothing is more valuable to the Virgo zodiac sign than the relationships in life. When the Virgo has conflict in any of their relationships, even if it’s a new or insignificant friendship, the center of balance for the Virgo will be out of alignment and cause this zodiac sign to lose its sense of peace. The Virgo is an excellent communicator, well versed in expressing not only their own feelings, but also guiding those around them to express their own thoughts and feelings as well. To no surprise, the Virgo loves the arts and any sort of expression of inner spirituality and creativity.
Top Virgo Challenges
The biggest challenge for the Virgo is the high level of expectations they place on themselves and on others. Although the Virgo loves to provide and give, the shadow effect that arises when the Virgo feels unappreciated creates a controlling, bitter personality type that is prone to creating toxic relationships.
Virgo During Conflict
Conflict is a major source of anxiety for all that fall under the Virgo zodiac. If there is conflict between the Virgo and another zodiac sign, rest assured the Virgo has already been ruminating countless iterations of past fights or conversations. In conflict, the Virgo will first attempt to approach the tension with logic to understand what is at stake for both sides, speaking to the Virgo characteristics of empathy. But then, the Virgo will spend much of its time and energy trying to understand its own emotions and feelings with ways to communicate them to the other party. The Virgo cannot stand sitting in silence and longs for peace and harmony, so they will continue to work on the issues until there is either resolution or a game plan to move forward together.
Read More About Virgo Traits and Personality: Do You Have Virgo Anxiety?
Relationships & Sex: Understanding the Virgo Lover
Relationships are everything to the Virgo. Your Virgo horoscope will continue to show that the Virgo looks at relationships as the most important facet of his or her life. The Virgo can be extremely picky and have a high standard when considering love in relationships, but always looks at the long road ahead in mind. Read the Virgo Love Horoscope to understand why relationships are at the core of the Virgo horoscope. Sex is vital to healthy love relationships. But to Virgo, sex is the physical expression of the love shared in relationships.
As you continue to read the daily Virgo horoscope, it becomes clear that Virgo zodiacs have an immensely high standard of what to give and expect in relationships and friendships. This is no different than in sex. Deep emotional connection is often secondary to sense of serving the Virgo’s sexual partner, even in the bedroom. As the Virgo continues to navigate the journey of love, sex will continue to symbolize and reflect the state of the relationship. To better understand the Virgo approaches love and sex, read the Virgo Sex Horoscope.
Read more about Virgo’s in love: Virgo - Your Relationship Style
The Virgo Man
- Appreciates intelligence
- Intense, deep lovers
- Provide stability and security
- Good memory
- Not jealous
- Fragile egos
- Not sentimental
- Don’t appreciate public displays of affection
- Won’t chase after love
- Don’t fall in love at first sight
- Can’t stand dishonesty
The Virgo Woman
- Reserved and practical
- Emotional, passionate, and romantic
- Appreciate manners
- Intelligent and witty
- Have good taste
- Prone to worry
- Not extravagant
- Slow to fall in love
- Demand perfection
- Demanding, possessive, fussy
- Don’t like being wrong
- Don’t like being criticized
The Virgo Child
- Easy going
- Attentive and alert
- Love to learn
- Like to help
- Need reassurance
- Critical of others
- Picky eaters
- Prone to temper tantrums
- Hate being criticized
- Prone to worry
Virgo Zodiac Compatibility
The Virgo lover has a deep well of love to share with any potential partner. The Virgo spirit is ruled by Mercury and looks at the long road ahead when considering any love relationship. Above all else, love and relationships are most important to the Virgo.
The Virgo lover enjoys seeking a partnership with someone they can impact on a daily basis. Loving the Virgo is often challenging, because of their ability to understand exactly what they want and expect, often without realizing some of their own shortcomings.
Cancer, Pisces, and Taurus are the most compatible signs for the Virgo. However, one distinguishing trait that sets the Virgo apart is their willingness to make relationships work. So despite the fact that Cancer, Pisces and Taurus all make for excellent compatible zodiac matches, the Virgo will instead focus on who is most invested in them? Remember, Virgo holds a very high standard in giving and taking in relationships.
How to Get the Attention of Someone With A Virgo Zodiac Sign
Speaking words that affirm and encourage are like water to a growing plant, when seeking to get the attention of the Virgo. Other than spending quality time together, showing any interest that the Virgo your heart has set eyes on, and discussing those interests together will always be a major turn on for the Virgo zodiac. The Virgo sign will always be eager to discuss the latest movie, music, or political news making headlines and cannot wait to discuss it with someone.
Career & Money: The Virgo Sign at Work
Virgo spirits think about love and career in similar ways. Work and career is something that needs to establish a sense of connection and purpose for the Virgo – and if not, why even do it? The Virgo horoscope shows that you are humble, yet hard working, and strive to make a difference in the environments around you. Read your Daily Virgo Career Horoscope to understand how the relationship you have with your work affects your mind, body and soul.
Virgos work hard and have a knack of making themselves indispensable in their workplaces. Because of the deeply connected drive to make a difference and find personal connection in the workplace, Virgos are often handsomely rewarded and have a keen ability to spread money around in their lives. Virgos value giving to others, including their resources and finances.
But, when it comes to significant purchases or financial decisions – the Virgo may feel overwhelmed by the details. The Virgo horoscope shows that this zodiac loves to weigh all the options to always make the best possible informed decision. Read the Virgo Money Horoscope to understand how to navigate through the major financial decisions in your life.
The Virgo Birthstones
Carnelian provides Virgo with much needed courage and inspiration to seek out their passions and dreams of prosperity. Jade provides a calming source of energy that helps to gather and center Virgo. Jasper is incredibly valuable to the Virgo, who easily falls into worry. Moss Agate complements the Virgo Earth Element and is known for promoting expanding business and prosperity in whatever the Virgo seeks to harvest. Blue Sapphire is the last Virgo birthstone and provides the Virgin Maiden with good luck and safety throughout all endeavors Virgo takes in life.
Influential People who Share the Virgo Zodiac Sign
- Michael Jackson
- Mother Teresa
- Warren Buffet
- Tim Burton
- John McCain
- Narendra Modi
- Stephen King
- Leo Tolstoy
- Jesse Owens
- Roald Dahl
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