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Dates: August 23 – September 22
Symbolised by: The Virgin
Ruling planet: Mercury
Ruling house: Sixth House – (Health and wellbeing – daily routines, due diligence and wellness)
Tarot card: The Hermit
Birthstone and crystals: Blue Sapphire, Carnelian, Peridot, Jade, Moss Agate
Colour: Yellow, Green, White, Brown
Essential oils: Lavender, Lemon, Fennel, Jasmine, Frankincense (Shop Virgo essential oils)
Positive traits: Logical, dependable, organised, meticulous, hardworking
Negative traits: Critical, judgmental, perfectionist, prone to narcissism
Fun fact: The zodiac’s overthinking award goes to Virgo – a Virgo’s mind never shuts down and they are prone to chronic overthinking
Ever wanted to know the definition of perfect? Have a chat with a Virgo. They are most likely already on a life mission striving for perfection in all areas of their life. Those born under this sign have a reputation for being logical, intelligent, highly organised, practical and analytical. They are the gifted problem solvers of the zodiac, using their meticulous and systematic skills to achieve solutions to problems that most people would throw into the ‘too-hard’ basket.
With Mercury as their ruling planet, Virgos like to have practical and intelligent conversations that stimulate their mind. Keep the small talk for someone else, or you may find yourself with a highly unimpressed Virgo. Not one to want to steal the spotlight, Virgos work best when left alone to concentrate on the task at hand. Their humble spirit finds more joy and satisfaction in actually solving problems, rather than from the recognition and praise from it.
As one of the most reliable and dependable signs of the zodiac, a Virgo will always do what they promise (or, at least, try their best to). Their detail-orientated nature ensures that everything is organised and pre-planned for success. Very rarely will you meet a sloppy and unorganised Virgo. As friends, Virgos are one of the most helpful and resourceful people out there; they are always happy to lend a hand or brain cell to assist with solving problems.
However, the downside from having all that intelligence and perfectionism is the need to make others measure up to unrealistic expectations. Virgos can come across as self-righteous and highly critical, and at the very worst, narcissistic. Because Virgos have a strong drive to succeed and always be right, others may find them overbearing, narrow-minded and call them fussy nit-pickers. The high standards that they set can also be detrimental to themselves, causing them to be self-critical and forever feeling like they are not good enough.
As Virgo is an Earth sign and most comfortable with sticking with what they know, they may try to avoid new experiences or situations for fear of change, which then limits the amount of potential opportunities that can come their way. Learning to relax and not overthink every situation will bring Virgos some much needed peace and contentment.
Spotting a Virgo
How to spot the Virgo woman:
The Virgo woman is usually well-dressed (with not a single crinkle on her clothes), organised and conservative – she’s like the Posh Spice of the group. She’s the one with the perfectly decorated cubicle in the office, where everything has its place on the desk and not one detail is missed. Her demeanour may rub off as cold and aloof at times, but there is a generous and kind-hearted soul under that front. She may be quite judgmental and dish out criticisms like Oprah on a giving spree, but if you have the patience to hear out what she has to say, you’ll realise she has intelligent reasons for her criticisms.
How to spot the Virgo man:
Who’s the quiet dapper chap with the nice suit and perfect hair in the corner? That’s most likely the Virgo. With impeccable style and attention-to-detail that rivals professional fashion stylists, Virgo males are meticulous with their looks. Bad hair days are never a thing for Virgo males, as they will always make sure they have set aside the time in their schedule to style it. The Virgo man is not someone who will charm your socks off and have you blushing from flirty romantic compliments and gestures. Instead, it’s his endless heartfelt devotion to you that will grab your attention.