Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgo Sign
Virgo Sign

The Virgin

Quality: Mutable
Element: Earth
Ruled by Mercury
Key Phrase: “I Analyze”

The Virgo Sign

Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac and is symbolized by the Virgin. This earth sign is often misinterpreted as being cold and clinical, due to the effort they put into keeping their emotions in check. Overthinkers, Virgos tend to be anxious perfectionists who hold themselves to impossibly high standards. A Virgo is still an earth sign, though, with all of the element’s tendency to be sensual and strong. Independent and intellectual, they most often choose to work alone where they can analyze uninterrupted by the outside world.

A Virgo can make a great friend, as they are thoughtful and resourceful. They are reasonable and can grow and change as they learn new things. They are capable of deep love, it is just that they are very particular as to with whom they will share it. Ruled by Mercury—or possibly the planetoid Chiron—a Virgo tends to always be in pursuit of intellectual gains and service to others over personal gain of their own. However, some can seem hypercritical to those around them, and they should be careful to not push the same expectations on others that they have for themselves.