Virgo Sign – The Sixth Sign of the Zodiac
Virgos, more than any other sign, were born to serve, to help others, and it gives them great joy. They are also tailor-made for the job since they are industrious, methodical and efficient. The sense of duty borne by these folks is considerable, and it ensures that they will always work for the greater good. Virgo is represented by the Virgin (not taken literally) Rather; Virgos tend to take on some of the qualities of a Virgin, things like modesty and humanity. Most of all, Virgos enjoy indulging their practical and logical side and poring over their projects to the nth degree. To say these folks are good at fact-finding almost understates the case, since Virgo’s revel in their exacting (some would argue pedantically) behaviour and are a whiz with minutiae. Virgins are an asset in the workplace as they can be counted on to get things right the first time, every time. No detail is overlooked.
Mercury rules Virgo and all of this brainpower can make Virgos prone to scepticism, and can even lead to the over-think that surely leads to overkill. Virgos enjoy studying a situation in great detail, whether it’s a work project or friendship.
Those born under this sign are eminently sensible and use their critical eye well. While Virgos can be worrywarts, they do their best to temper these impulses. For that reason, Virgos are extremely health conscious, to the point of being storehouses of information on diet and hygiene. The high strength of the Virgo-born is in their practicality, sharp mind and attention to detail.
Virgo Sign Summary
Dates: August 23–September 22
Symbol: The Virgin Maiden
Ruling Planet: Mercury
House Ruler: 6th House
Polarity: Feminine / Yin
High/Light Traits: Perfection, craft, organization, responsibility
Low/Shadow Traits: Hypercritical, nitpicky, workaholic, self sacrificing to a fault, neurotic
Keyword: I Analyze
Comparison With Its Symbol: The Virgin
Virgo’s symbol is the virgin and is often considered a shy, “lady in waiting” personality that is a little naive. Though Virgos are seldom celibate, they often keep their personal identity intact throughout their lives. This composure is virginal in nature. Virgo’s symbol is sometimes shown as a woman carrying a sheaf of wisdom, representing the harvesting of wheat at the time of year of the Virgo (late summer).
The glyph for Virgo is thought to depict the sexual organs, with a tail that wraps inwards, closing itself to the world. This, in contrast to the symbol for Scorpio, which is similar, except that the tail points outward and upward in an arrow.
High Virgo Personality Traits
Every star signs can represent their energy in the lightest, balanced or highest form. Some of Virgo high traits include the following traits:
Organized thinking, meticulous, cooperative, analytical, impeccable, precise, logical, handy, hardworking, assisting, improving, polishing, discriminating, discerning, focused, aware, clear, mindful, disciplined, responsible, accountable, dedicated, responsive, helpful, playful, curious, interested, exploring, investigating, perfecting, enabling, allying, dependable, following, adapting, unassuming, meek, unselfish, digesting and understanding.
Low Virgo Personality Traits
Every star signs can represent their energy in the darkest, excessive or lowest form. Some of Virgo low traits include the following traits:
Critical, perfectionistic, dissatisfied, malcontent, pessimistic, routine, petty, superstitious, hypochondriacal, depressed, negative, fussy, inhibited, timid, insomniac, overanalytical, inferior/superior, complaining, nagging, submissive, indecisive, self-martyring, nervous, insecure, self-critical, self-sabotaging, shy, inarticulate, fearful, anticipating the worst, passive aggressive, self-attacking, distrustful, dependent, gossipy, snooping, melancholic, hopeless, hysterical, fastidious (or occasionally very sloppy).
- Health foods
- Hazards to health
- Anything sordid
- Sloppy workers
- Being uncertain
Planets in the Virgo Sign – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the Virgo element. Let’s take a little look at how the style of Virgo influences the planet in a bit more detail.
Sun in Virgo Sign
The Sun (to integrate) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
Virgo sign people desire purity and perfection in all they are and all they do. Virgo natives are happy when they can work with a lot of details, usually of a technical or analytical nature, in and for the service of others. Virgo natives have curious and inquiring minds, with keen analysis and excellent memories. They enjoy analysing people, situations, and problems. It is sometimes hard for a Virgo to relax because boredom is something they cannot stand. A Virgo can be depended upon to fulfil a promise. They have a flair for organisation and enjoy setting up schedules. There is an inherent love of order and harmony. Because they push themselves so hard to be perfect, they have a tendency to look for perfection in others and can become pretty critical and faultfinding.
Virgos have a tendency to worry. Virgos need to develop a positive outlook on life, as this has a direct effect on their health. They are healthy and looking to take care of themselves, usually through better diet or through natural means of healing.
Moon In Virgo Sign
The Moon (to react to) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
People who have the Moon in Virgo are very sensitive, cautious, and perhaps shy about showing others their feelings. Though they may love and care for someone a great deal, they rarely express those feelings openly and freely. They are perhaps more mental than emotional, at least outwardly. It may be difficult for them to receive warmth, affection, or appreciation, for they often feel that they don’t deserve it or that “other people don’t mean it”. They can, therefore, seem rather cold and aloof, much more so than you feel. At times they can be so critical of others that they drive them and the love away. They need to learn how to forgive themselves and others when they do not measure up to perfection. This need of theirs for perfection can be quite stifling to their happiness. They tend to be industrious, trustworthy, intuitive, reserved, practical and down-to-earth, particularly when emotions are concerned. Intelligence, usefulness and fastidiousness are important themes. They have the ability to analyse people and situations and, then, find the quickest, most efficient method of accomplishing whatever is needed. This may make them an excellent housekeeper, nurse and manager. They must, however, watch their tendency to nit-pick or to become overly fussy concerning small details. They like to serve others but find it difficult to understand the feelings of others. Their greatest need is to learn tolerance and to help those around them.
Mercury in Virgo Sign
Mercury (to communicate) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
People with Mercury in Virgo are exacting perfectionists with a clear, logical, and analytical mind with an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organisation. Well-grounded and possessing a great deal of common sense, they tend to develop specialised skills and technical expertise in a practical field. Knowledge, ideas and theories don’t interest them unless they are useful in a practical, tangible way. They love to analyse, measure and dissect everything, but perhaps they miss hints, nuances, and subtle shades of feeling and meaning. Their strengths are in their precise thinking, careful craftsmanship, and mastery of technical skills. They tend to be excellent at what you do and are critical of others’ work if it does not meet your high standards. They are systematic, adaptable, stable, flexible, and good with details, although they may have a tendency to be pessimistic, sarcastic, intolerant, complaining, whiny, critical, or get lost in the details and lose the forest for the trees.
Venus in Virgo Sign
Venus (to harmonise) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
If you have Venus in Virgo, you are quietly devoted and faithful to your loved ones, and often become a kind of servant to your love partner. You are more comfortable showing love for someone by doing something for them, making something for them, or simply being there for them rather than telling them so in a romantic sort of way. You are somewhat timid about expressing too much sentiment or emotion. You may lack confidence in your attractiveness and ability to draw love to yourself. This could create doubt of your worthiness to receive love and appreciation. There is a strong tendency to be very critical of the partner and to expect perfection. Marriage may be delayed due to the desire to find that perfect partner, which does not exist. You desire everything to be clean and orderly around you. A tendency to criticise and nag can be overcome be learning how to serve others in a simple way. You can be kind, tender, and sympathetic. Thus you may excel at nursing.
Mars in Virgo Sign
Mars (to assert) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
If you have Mars in Virgo, you are an energetic worker, a perfectionist, and you have high standards for your work. You often feel that if you want something done right, then you must do it yourself, for others never do as thorough a job as you do. Doing a task well is crucial to you, and you may labour over minute details that others wouldn’t other with. You constantly work for accuracy, efficiency, and precision, and you become very irritable when things are not done “right”. On the other hand, you can become so much of a perfectionist and so self-critical that you will not even attempt many activities and projects, feeling that your efforts simply won’t be good enough. You are usually very realistic in assessing what you can accomplish and, if anything, you underestimate yourself. You are good at conserving your energy and pacing yourself so that you do not waste or diffuse your efforts. Sometimes an unwillingness to take risks or venture from the tried, beaten track can sometimes limit your opportunities. You may not aim high enough and may settle for too little in life. You can be a worry-wart and a fussbudget who gets lost in too many details.
Jupiter in Virgo Sign
Jupiter (to expand) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
If you have Jupiter in Virgo, you have a cautious, intellectual, analytical, and practical nature with an uncanny ability to sift the wheat from the chaff and determine the essential from the non-essential and the truth from the fiction. Your judgment is usually excellent, and this helps bring success in business or work in general. You have a strong desire to expand your field of knowledge and to develop technical skill. On the downside, you can at times be cynical, carping, critical, and mistrusting of others. There can be times when you get lost in the details and lose the bigger picture. There may be a dislike for exercise.
Saturn in Virgo Sign
Saturn (to control) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
If you have Saturn in Virgo, you tend to be industrious, efficient, practical, exacting, scientific, organized, shy, thrifty, studious, economical, and punctual. You have common sense and the ability to manage others, but may be a bit of a perfectionist. Detailed work does not bother you and you are able to focus and concentrate on the various minutia of any project. Your mind is deep and analytical and you probably have a good head for numbers. You may be prone to periods of depression or be prone to hypochondriac tendencies. Your work is usually neat and orderly and you dislike messes and dirt. There may be a desire for solitude. You need to stay busy because boredom brings unnecessary worry. Do not allow yourself to be critical of others.
Uranus in Virgo Sign
Uranus (to deviate) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
Uranus in Virgo is a potential source of tension for people especially if the individual is rather nervous or anxious, or if tension is evident in other areas of the chart. These energies can be put to good use as they will inject the mind with the ability to analyse and research, and will also encourage an absolute originality of approach to any problem or project that is under consideration. Since Virgo is an earth sign, it tends to be conventional – the familiar and well-tried is preferred, yet Uranus’ influence is quite the reverse, encouraging original thoughts and actions, and often unusual behaviour.
Neptune in Virgo Sign
Neptune (to refine) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
Neptune in Virgo is concerned with health and nutrition. They may wish to help feed the hungry or heal the sick. They may bring health consciousness to the attention of others, or they may become hypochondriacs and worry about every germ and disease. They are interested in anything new that will heal others, especially if it has mystical or non-physical applications.You tend to be idealistic about matters concerning work, health and nutrition. You may have an idealistic view of serving your fellow humans, and be very sensitive to their problems in these areas. You may be so idealistic that you fail to see the reality in the noble worker, the noble healer and the wonderful effects of good nutrition. You are versatile and adaptable in relation to these areas and you tend to be critical of those who do not hold your views (but not directly to them). There are difficulties between being idealistic and imagination and being a detail person (Neptune detriment). You may sometimes concentrate on isolated details and make them seem very profound out of context. You can dissolve problems related to being too critical and to being too obsessive about details, and be successful in this area.
Pluto in Virgo Sign
Pluto (to transform) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
They delve into deep hidden matters in an analytical and critical manner. They seek self-mastery through work, health and service. They are variable and versatile and are concerned with information (mutable sign), and you may be obsessive about these things. They are practical, use common sense and enjoy visual pleasures, art, etc. (earth). They are likely to be influenced by external matters or other people or groups (passive), or by deep desires.
Angles In Virgo – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the planets element let’s see how Virgo affect the house axis of the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th houses. Let’s take a little look at them in a bit more detail.
Ascendant (Rising Sign) in Virgo
Analytical, grounded and growth-orientated, you work towards self-refinement and meaningful work in the world. The development of practical skills is necessary for your self-esteem. Organization, self-acceptance and nature are your allies. As a Virgo you can be very hard on yourself when it comes to appearance. While feeling more comfortable in a neat, organized and structured look, you aim for it to be put together naturally without too much fuss. Comfort is a big factor and you are attracted to brands that are fashionable as well as functional. Virgo’s ruler is creative Mercury and the position of Mercury in the chart is important.
Descendant in Virgo Sign
You are drawn to a partner who appears organized and analytical with a wry sense of humor. Your Pisces ascendant might make it difficult for you to understand who you are let alone what you want. It may be that your partner provides a sense of routine or brings you an element of groundedness that is attractive to you.
MC in Virgo Sign
If your midheaven is in Virgo, you have an analytical mind that would best be used towards improving and bringing order to existing situations – this can be on a large or small scale. Your analytical mind helps you focus on details, while your inner desire to fulfil your potential can make you want to break out of your current position. Stability and practicality are important to you. You are skilled with words and research, and can be drawn to science. Virgo midheaven people are often associated with working away from the spotlight, but I believe that depends on the rest of the natal chart. As a child, processes were presented as one big step, so take time to form practical habits.
Can be drawn to: science, secretarial work, publishing, copywriting, administration, psychology, personal assistant, politician, health industry, archaeology, law
IC in Virgo Sign
The family theme you inherit here is all about the body! Consequently you may have a very influential close relative who worked as a doctor, nurse, nutritionist, surgeon, healer or similar. Sometimes the tables turn, so your family member had major health or medical issues to deal with in his/her lifetime. It is common for you to also inherit these. The family theme you have picked up is the work ethic and its importance in everyday life. If illness prevented this relative from working (he or she was an invalid) then that is a big story in your family tree. Alternatively you may have had a family member who was a famous hard worker, and well-known for his/her duty and service to others, in the field of medicine, fitness, sport and so on – whatever relates to the body.
Astral Bodies In Virgo – An Overview
So now that we have discussed the Axis, let’s see how Virgo affects some of the astral bodies in a bit more detail.
North Node in Virgo Sign
Virgo is ruled by clever Mercury and is associated with the analytical left brain. Pisces is ruled by dreamy Neptune and governs the creative right brain. People with Virgo and Pisces lunar nodes are constantly balancing fact versus fantasy, intuition versus logic. You can be a masterful manifestation magnet but also a micromanager seeking answers and explanations. While the skeptical Virgo south node says “seeing is believing,” the mystical Pisces south node argues, “believing is seeing.” At times, these nodes can go too far off the woo-woo deep end. Other times, they can be overly hung up on material proof and comforts.
Your destiny may involve a career that is both creative and technical. If you have a Virgo north node, you may find it difficult to follow the protocols and structures of the so-called “real world,” preferring to be guided by your inner voice. Both lunar nodes can make too many sacrifices, helping others at your own expense. Interestingly enough, the most iconic martyr in history, Joan of Arc, was born with a Pisces north node.
South Node in Virgo Sign
When the South Node falls in Virgo, in past lives you have searched for perfection, but the world is not a perfect place and people can never come up to your expectations. You can become involved in unsatisfactory relationships because you do not like being alone. However you have the ability to live alone and support yourself. This can alleviate anxiety over other people’s work standards and approaches to life. If you do it yourself, you know it is going to be done correctly. You cannot stand shoddy work. Things should be done properly. You strive for perfection and you want everyone to follow your example, or the plans you think are right. In your youth you may have felt criticised which may have made you feel guilty over failure. You have a tendency to read self help books because you find it difficult to settle for anything less than ideal or perfect. You can test other people’s mentality, and you can consider that your way is better than theirs, with a “let’s do it my way” attitude. You can be critical of other people’s physical presentation, clothing etc. or their mental prowess, but you should avoid being overly critical or petty. You can have a problem with the efficiency of those in direct contact or association with you. You cannot accept shoddy work and your first reaction can be critical and fault-finding and you can make people feel guilty when mistakes are made. You need to feel that your life is in perfect working order before you can relax, but the world is seldom in perfect working order.
Chiron in Virgo Sign
Chiron in Virgo will usually have some kind of health issues to contend with. They may feel there are things wrong that can never be healed. This combination can end up being overly critical or obsessed with tiny details. They may also just give up and live in chaos. They may become hypochondriacs or neglect their own health. They must learn to deal with imperfection. This can be very difficult for them. On the positive side, Chiron and Virgo understand each other. They may be able to heal not only others, but themselves. Volunteering or working in health care may help them to develop a realistic approach to healing and turn them to a holistic approach so they can treat the whole person.
Part of Fortune in Virgo Sign
The Part of Fortune in the signs shows how you can find joy by allowing the energy of the sign to flow freely. With the Part of Fortune in Virgo you achieve happiness and success through seeking perfection and self-mastery.
You’re an excellent organiser and conscientious about details. You need to create a lifestyle that nourishes your well-being and health and allows you to de-stress. Mindfulness helps you to be at ease in the moment and ensures you notice every little detail and how everything fits together. You’re highly sensitive to your environment and the emotions of others, so your ability to discriminate through introversion and seek the essentials in life will help to bring you joy.
The point opposite the Part of Fortune may block the free flow of energy and make it harder to find joy, but only if you take it personally. If you allow it to manifest impersonally it will help you achieve happiness. The opposite sign here is Pisces so you understand compassion and how everything is connected under the surface. You’re sensitive to the hidden emotional undercurrents in any situation and these can easily throw you off balance. Remember that feelings are transitory and always changing, so you don’t have to worry about them or try to control them. To find your joy you must live in the here and now.
Virgo Pot of Gold
You’ll find joy by achieving wholeness and inner peace which promotes efficient functioning in all areas. Self-mastery is the key to your happiness.
- Focus on the present moment where you find eternal peace
- Develop discernment and discrimination
- Learn to tolerate a little mess
- Focus on inner peace through self-discipline and self-surrender
Eros in Virgo Sign
If Eros is in the sign Virgo then you’ll experience love, sex and attraction with great discernment…even worry. You might be more paranoid about your sexual prowess than other signs however remember that you are an earth sign, which gives you an extraordinary lusty appetite and a natural ability to offer sensual pleasure to any lover. Eros in Virgo loves in a methodical way and this is your approach to sex as well. Taking care of the details in love and sex will be the doorway to erotic ecstasy in your world. With Eros in Virgo you have a natural ability to purify yourself through love and sex and you also strive to make your lover a better person. Be careful however, of your tendency to nit-pick and find faults in a lover that aren’t really there. If this happens, it might be a reflection of your own feelings of inadequacy creeping in. At its best however, Eros in Virgo can be the perfect blend of intellectual and physical eroticism.
Vertex in Virgo Sign
You are expected to use your practical insights and your ability to discover flaws. People also want you to provide service, compile material for practical use, and supply work details. You should develop your discriminating faculties, become a useful and productive member of society, and develop conscientious habits and the ability to accept criticism.
Doing these things may make you feel useful in the world and offset a tendency to worry about your health. You also learn to believe in your own self-worth, regardless of the opinions of others. Finally, you are able to function at your most efficient level, knowing that your life has meaning.
Not doing so may bring inner conflict because you give in to confusion. You can make yourself nearly invisible. You can also create disorder in your life and a feeling of uselessness.