Aug 24 – Sept. 22
Symbol: a virgin with a shaft of wheat
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Rules: the intestinal tract and powers of assimilation
Colors: gray and navy blue
A mutable, earth sign
Keywords: Perfectionist, reliable, conservative, critical
Virgo is the only zodiac sign represented by a female, the virgin. Precise and refined they have a fastidious love of cleanliness, hygiene and good order, conventionality and aristocratic attitude of reserve. Usually observant, shrewd, critically inclined, judicious, patient, and practical supporters of the status quo, Virgos tend toward conservatism in all departments of life.
On the surface Virgo may be emotionally cold; sometimes this goes deeper as they tend to suppress their natural kindness. They are still waters that run deep. Yet in their unassuming, outwardly cheerful and agreeable fashion, Virgo can be sensible, discreet, well spoken, wise and witty, with a good understanding of other people’s problems which they can tackle with a practicality not always evident in their own personal relationships.
Both sexes have considerable charm and dignity. In marriage Virgo can be genuinely affectionate, making good spouses and parents.
Those born under the sign of Virgo are intellectually enquiring, methodical and logical, studious and teachable. They combine mental ingenuity with the ability to produce a clear analysis of the most complicated problems. Their excellent eye for detail and meticulous nature may cause them to neglect larger issues. Although they are realists, they may slow down projects by being too exact.
Careful with money and interested in statistics they make excellent bookkeepers and accountants. Virgos make good editors, physicists and analytical chemists. They could find success as welfare workers, ministering to those less fortunate than themselves. They can be doctors, nurses, psychologists, teachers, confidential secretaries, technologists, inspectors, musicians, critics, public speakers and writers especially of reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.