Virgo Sun Sign

Virgo Sun Sign Traits |

Virgo Season: (August 23 – Sept 22)

Symbol: The Virgin
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Element: Earth
Mode/Quality: Mutable
Tarot Card: The Hermit
Birthstone: Sapphire
Color: Brown
Personality Traits: Shy, meticulous, industrious, logical, practical, intelligent, reliable, perfectionist, worrier, judgmental, conservative
Compatibility: Capricorn, Taurus, Aries, Scorpio

Dates – When are Virgo People Born?

Virgo is the star sign of anyone born between August 24 – September 22. A mutable earth sign, people born under this astrological sign and ruled by the planet Mercury, Virgo tend to ‘go with the flow’. They are excellent multi-taskers and, if they can avoid getting distracted, they finish what they start. Self-critical to a fault, Virgos set themselves, and others, extremely high standards and tend to prioritize work and career over social activities.

Represented by The Hermit in Tarot, it is important that Virgo takes time alone, away from the grind of work, to do a little soul-searching, to reflect on their values and direction in life.

Temperament – What are the Characteristic Virgo Personality Traits?

Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, the element Earth and the symbol for this star sign is the Virgin or the Maiden. Belonging to the Earth element, means that those born under this astrological sign are realists. They are hard-working, practical, methodical, down to earth and have a great deal of common sense. However, this does not mean Virgo are ‘plodders’ – far from it! Being ruled by the planet Mercury makes them quick-witted, shape-thinking and fast moving.

Articulate, analytical and with a shape intelligence, Virgos make excellent debaters and their clear and logical mind means they are likely to win most arguments and debates. However, when under pressure, those born under this sun sign have a tendency to become overly critical and are in danger of coming across as spiteful.

The symbol for Virgo is the Virgin or Maiden and this indicates a quiet, graceful temperament, modest, shy and a bit fussy. This ultra-feminine sun sign has a tendency towards perfectionism, and their greatest desire is to be of service to others. Care should be taken not to lose sight of your own needs in your effort to make other people’s lives easier. Those born under this zodiac sign tend to be highly suggestible, particularly when younger, and absorb the thoughts, ideas and opinions of those closest to them.

Compatibility – What Sun Signs are Most Compatible with Virgo?

When it comes to relationships with the opposite sex, this earth sign has two specific issues to overcome. One is self-criticism, which is second nature to Virgo and, the other is a tendency towards perfectionism. Virgo can convince themselves that they are not good enough and this belief makes them reluctant to get involved in relationships. They sometimes forget that others are not looking for ‘perfection’, in fact, the very idea can scare them away!

Once in a committed relationship, those born under this astrological sign are faithful partners and will do everything in their power to make the relationship work. However, their tendency towards perfection and self-criticism extends to their partner and they are not slow in, sometimes harshly, pointing out the others faults.

Virgo’s symbol, the Virgin, indicates a modest and slightly inhibited attitude to the physical side of the relationship, but with a patient and loving partner this can soon be overcome. The sun signs most compatible with Virgo are the other earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn, but Pisces and Cancer are also a good match.

Work – What is the Best Career Choice for Virgo People?

Being an Earth sign, hard work, dedication and good organizational skills come naturally to those born under Virgo sun sign. Being of service to others is one of the things that makes Virgo happy and it’s no surprise to learn that Mother Teresa, one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century, was a Virgo. Any area that involves health is a good environment for this zodiac sign – doctor, nurse, vet, dentist and all areas of alternative medicine are good choices. Virgo’s shape intellect and attention to detail makes them excellent administrators, analysts, researchers, editors or accountants.

Virgo tends to prefer working for someone else rather than working for themselves as they have a great need for job security. However, they work better if they are left to their own devices rather than as part of a team. Virgo’s perfection can cause them to be over-critical of colleagues and, since they are not slow in giving their opinion, this can cause disruption in the workplace.

Wellness – What Health Issues do Virgo People Have?

The stomach and nervous system are the body areas ruled by this astrological sign. Virgo sun sign is a born worrier, so it’s not surprising that the digestive system is the first to play up when something goes wrong. You worry, you become tense, your stomach muscles tighten. This becomes a vicious circle and it’s crucial for this sun sign’s health to manage ‘worry’.

Being ruled by the planet Mercury means you have an excess of mental and physical energy and this needs to be managed, ideally by pursuing intellectual areas of interest and combining this with regular exercise. Fussy Virgo may extend this trait to their eating habits and should aim for a healthy, high-fibre, organic diet in order to keep everything working smoothly.

Famous People Born Under the Sun Sign Virgo

Celebrities born under the astrological sign of Virgo, include:

Athletes: Kobe Bryant, Michael Johnson, Jesse Owens, Lance Armstrong, Alun Wyn Jones, Emil Zatopek, Arnold Palmer

Musicians: Michael Jackson, Avicii, Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen, Buddy Holly, Chrissie Hynde, Van Morrison, B. B. King, Hank Williams, Keith Moon, Freddie Mercury, Barry Gibb, Otis Redding, Antonín Dvořák

Artists: Caspar David Friedrich, Ai Weiwei, Sol LeWitt, Jack Kirby, Edward Burne-Jones, Jean Arp

Business Leaders: Warren Buffett, Carly Fiorina, Paulo Lemann, Richard Attenborough, Henry Ford II, Ferdinand Porsche, Colonel Sanders, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Ma, Lloyd Blankfein, John McAfee, Brian Epstein

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