What’s your horoscope, Virgo?
The two words that define you are: “I analyze”
You are efficient, organized and dedicated. You are a loyal and trustworthy friend and you value a job well done!
So who are you really, Virgo? What’s your best colour? What’s your lucky number? Which starsigns are you most compatible with?
Even if you don’t believe in astrology or “the stars”, you probably at least know what your Zodiac sign is! This page gives a basic overview of the starsign of Virgo and links to your annual Virgo horoscope.
If you want to delve deeper and plot your Virgo birth chart, then check out this Astrology Guide: Astrology for Yourself: How to Understand And Interpret Your Own Birth Chart
And if you are a Virgo, we know you will work diligently until you have learned everything there is to learn!
So, who are you Virgo and what do the stars have in store for you? Keep reading to find out!
Stop! Are you sure you are a Virgo?
Were you born on the cusp?
If you were born on the day the Sun moved into a new sign then you were born “on the cusp”. Just two hours before I was born, the sun moved into the next star sign. Are you absolutely sure that your star sign is Virgo? Or are you really a Leo or a Libra?
If you were born “on the cusp”, (ie within a few days of either the 20th August or 20th September) use this link to check exactly which star sign the sun was in the day you were born: Cusp Signs
Introducing Virgo: “I Analyze”
August 23 – September 23
Virgo is the 6th sign of the Zodiac and its symbol (or glyph) is the Maiden or Virgin. She is often depicted holding sheaths of wheat from the harvest. She represents purity, piety and fertility.
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Virgo is the second largest constellation in the night sky and largest of the 12 Zodiac constellations. It is easily located and visible to the naked eye, found between Libra and Leo. Some believe that Virgo holds the scales of Libra.
The Story of Virgo the Maiden
The Constellation of Virgo
The exact origin of Virgo is greatly debated among astrological scholars. There are many different figures that The Maiden (or Virgin) is said to represent.
The most common story behind the constellation of Virgo originates with Astraeia, the goddess of Justice. She was born a mortal and ruled on the Earth, but when man no longer valued justice, she flew to the heavens where she remains today as Virgo.
The constellation of Libra, depicting the scales of Justice, is found right beside the constellation of Virgo. Some say The Maiden is literally holding the scales of Justice for eternity in the stars.
The Ruling Planet of Virgo
Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, which is known for cleverness, intelligence and awakening.
In mythology, Mercury was the Messenger God. The planet was named after this God because of the speed with which it moves across the sky.
Famous people born under the Zodiac sign of Virgo
Do you identify with any of these?
Ingrid Bergman – 29 August
Warren Buffett – 30 August
Roald Dahl – 13 September
Richard Gere – 31 August
Salma Hayek – 2 September
Stephen King – 21 September
John Locke – 29 August
Cal Ripken – 24 August
Oliver Stone – 15 September
Trisha Yearwood – 19 September
Lester Young – 27 August
The Zodiac Elements
Virgo is an Earth Sign
The Zodiac is divided into four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which represent the four basic modes of being. Signs that share an Element are generally regarded to be in harmony with one another.
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The Element of Earth symbolizes steadiness and dependability, but can cause Virgo to focus too much on work or projects, creating an unbalanced existence and sometimes alienating them from others.
The Qualities of Virgo
The signs of the Zodiac are also divided into Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Signs that share a Quality are normally hostile to each other.
The Quality refers to an individual’s basic temperament. They will have unique and prevailing identifying characteristics that remain the same throughout their life.
Each of the four Qualities sees their world differently and their reactions to stimuli are different so that any resulting action will be different as well.
The Quality of Virgo is “Mutable”
Mutable signs stand for transition and change. Virgoans tend to transition through the pursuit of efficiency, organization and productivity.
The positive side of Virgo
What’s to like about Virgo?
Virgo has many positive traits that make them desirable as lovers, friends and employees. They are most likely timid and shy, but very friendly. They care about helping others and being productive members of society.
Virgoans tend to be very loyal and dependable, the “go-to” person when something needs to be done well. Virgoans are very organized and efficient. They always do a job to the best of their ability and see it through to the end.
The negative side of Virgo
What’s to loathe about Virgo?
On the other hand, those born under the star sign of Virgo tend to have some negative traits as well. They are so focused on end results that they tend to ignore everything else until a job is complete.
Virgos may look down on others who are not as efficient and organized as they are, causing them to be overly critical of their friends, loved ones and co-workers.
Virgo worries to the extreme, making them vulnerable to stress, depression, sleeplessness and ulcers.
What would you be good at Virgo?
Virgo loves to complete work thoroughly and efficiently. Any career that allows complete control over individual work and office space will be perfect for the well-organized Virgo.
Jobs that are chaotic or change frequently will not suit you if you are a Virgo. You will probably not work well in a group setting or where you must share duties and responsibilities with others who may not be as proficient as you.
Great careers for Virgo might be: Accountant, freelance writer, medical transcriptionist, archivist, tax auditor, computer specialist, meteorologist, executive assistant or small business owner
Possible medical weaknesses of Virgo
Virgo governs the abdomen and central nervous system
Virgo rules over the abdomen and the organs within, including the stomach, intestines and spleen. They are prone to digestive issues and tend to have sensitive bellies and bowels. Those born under the star sign of Virgo should take care with their diet so as not to upset the delicate digestive processes.
Virgo also rules over the central nervous system and the hands. They are prone to stress, nervousness, minor coughs and colds, and more serious ailments such as pneumonia. It is crucial that Virgo takes measures to strengthen the immune system.
Virgo’s Lucky Number is 5
The number 5 is the number of energy and vitality. Five is associated with Virgo’s ruling planet Mercury.
The Number 5 represents:
Virgo’s Lucky Colour: Blue
Virgo Blue is the deep blue of the universe!
The lucky colour for Virgo is blue, the colour associated with it’s ruling planet, Mercury. Blue is a universal colour and reminiscent of calm, confidence and intellect.
Blue suggests vitality and energy. It symbolizes stability and permanence. The colour blue symbolizes trustworthiness, dependability and loyalty.
Positive qualities of Blue: knowledge, integrity, steadfastness, productivity, piety
Negative qualities of Blue: depressed, sad, dull, labored, uninteresting
Virgoans find luck with the color blue because it brings a sense of calm to even out their tendency toward stress. Blue helps with Virgo’s productivity and efficiency and gives them the confidence they need to succeed.
Other favorable colors for Virgo: purple, grey, pink, yellow
Unfavorable colors for Virgo: red, orange
Virgo on Holiday
Suggested vacation for Virgo
Virgo enjoys working so they rarely take a vacation for enjoyment alone. They will often travel for the purpose of volunteering or doing charity or mission work.
Instead of bragging about a fabulous cruise or a luxurious resort, Virgo will come home talking about all the things that they accomplished while away.
Virgo should look for opportunities to attend business conferences or seminars in interesting locations. This will fulfill their need to further their work, while at the same time offer sources of fun and relaxation.