6th Sign of Zodiac
Color: Blue, Beige
Anatomy: Intestines, the nervous system
analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful,
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
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.
Virgo is ruled by the planet
Sun in Virgo
(The Sun is in Virgo from approximately August 23 to
depending on the year).
It is rare to find the
stereotypical nitpicky, exacting, "clean freak" in modern-day
Virgos. Although the sign of Virgo has evolved with the
times, there are some unmistakable traits that remain. Virgo
people are generally respectable, hard-working individuals
who have a love of knowledge and know-how.
the Virgin, shows itself in the lives of Virgos through a
love of all that is "natural" and a certain purity
of spirit that keeps Virgos self-sufficient
and self-contained, at least on the surface. Virgos are
sensitive to their surroundings, and they tend to embarrass
easily. They are generally reticent when faced with anything
or anyone new. However, once they feel comfortable, they can
talk up a storm. Many Virgo Suns are not too comfortable in
the limelight. These types are just fine living in the
background, as long as they feel useful and appreciated.
Solar Virgos have a strong sense of responsibility. Even
when they've convinced themselves to be irresponsible about
something or the other, they worry about it.
Not all Virgos are
workaholics. However, when Solar Virgos are not involved in
some kind of project, there is generally a vague feeling of
discontent. Even when their lives are filled up
with work, they are restless and somewhat nervous creatures.
The fear of under-performing is often strong. Virgos want to
do things well. Some are exacting and thorough, and
those Virgos who have convinced themselves to do a
less-than-perfect job will generally feel incomplete.
Virgo, as an Earth sign,
has a notable connection to the body. Solar Virgos are
generally very body-aware. In some
cases, this shows up as some form of hypochondria, but, for
the most part, Virgo is simply quite concerned with health
matters and nutrition. Virgo is attracted to all that is
natural and pure, but is generally unafraid to explore all
that is not. In fact, Virgo is an intensely curious sign.
Still, there is a strong desire to remain pure on some
level, despite all of Virgo's curiosity and drive to know
things. Those Virgos that find a true interest or
"calling" easily become connoisseurs--their
attention to details and enormous observation powers give
them the ability to learn all of the ins and outs of any
subject. These people love to do research, in addition to analytic
or detail work. They'll happily pick apart
practically anything, although they are less adept at
putting things back together, and often have trouble grasping the big
Virgo Suns who are stuck in
the practical, material world may learn a lot about
themselves if they are brave enough to try placing their lives
on automatic pilot once in a while. Letting some things go will do wonders for their
spirit. Virgos tend to be too hard on themselves. They worry
about their health, their performance at work, all the
things they haven't done, and the emails that might be
waiting for them while they are away from their computer.
When they're not feeling well, they can be overly critical
and nervous. They fuss around, have a whole slew of assorted
little complaints, and throw small tantrums.
Solar Virgos are
perfectionists--there's simply no escaping it. They dream of
mastery; they long to do something really well. Some
Virgos are so scared of their own perfectionist qualities
that they tell themselves they don't care. Others will
forever dabble into one thing or another, leaving a string
of incomplete projects behind them. However, the happiest
Virgos accept their need to get things right, without
overdoing it. Probably the best advice for Sun in Virgo
people is to find something that interests them--however
small or large--and master it.
Most Virgos can be rather
private and fussy about their work, or their personal
workspace. They get nervous when others look at their
unfinished work, and they are quite protective of their
methods of doing things. Despite an overall lack of
confidence, Virgos can be mighty proud--even arrogant--when
it comes to their work, routines, or hobbies. Secretly, they
think their methods of doing things are the best. Often,
they are! They do take pride in the little things they do,
even though, in a broader sense, Virgos can be rather
self-effacing and self-critical.
Solar Virgos often confuse
people when their curiosity is mistaken for passion. The
surprising part is that Virgo, although knowledgeable,
doesn't always get its hands dirty. Their willingness to
explore is often kept at the intellectual level. However,
Virgos are often well-respected and valued in their circles
for their loyalty, research skills, willingness to lend a
hand, and their excellent powers of observation. They are
generally kind and helpful souls who, when appreciated, do
everything to make things work.
There's an odd combination
of the intellectual and the practical in Virgo that is
sometimes mistaken for coolness. In fact, Virgos are often
self-effacing and shy. They'll brush off your compliments
quickly and, sometimes, critically; but don't let that fool
you. They need your respect and appreciation. In fact, the
happiest Virgos are the ones who feel appreciated and
useful. Add plenty of worthwhile projects to keep them busy,
and Virgos can be some of the sweetest, kindest people around.
Some Famous People with
Sun in Virgo: Billy Ray Cyprus (Sun and Mercury in
Virgo), Cameron Diaz (Sun and Mars in Virgo),
Gloria Estefan (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Virgo), Richard
Gere, Stephen King, D. H. Lawrence (Sun and Mercury in
Virgo), Keanu Reeves (Sun and Mercury in Virgo), Charlie
See Virgo Horoscopes:
2012 Virgo Yearly Horoscope,
2012 Virgo Love Guide,
Virgo Monthly Horoscope,
Virgo Daily Horoscope,
Weekly Love Horoscopes.
Moon in Virgo
Lunar Virgos find security in the little things in life.
They feel most content when they've straightened out all the
details of everyday life. Many of them enjoy running
errands, paying bills, and balancing the books. They take
care of these things happily, although some won't let on. In
fact, many Lunar Virgos are quite practiced at nagging and
complaining. As long as they are appreciated, however, these
people will help you take care of your life, too.
They are at their best when they feel useful and needed. If
somebody needs help, they are generally the first to jump up
and take on the task.
Some people with Virgo
Moons are accused of being underachievers. While it may be
true that Lunar Virgos can lack self-confidence, many
are--quite simply--content with living "regular",
unassuming lives. They appreciate simplicity, and are often
most comfortable when they're not getting too much attention
from the world at large. Lunar Virgos are easily overwhelmed
by pressure and stress. They worry incessantly when there is
too much to think about; and they know their limits.
Arguably the worst position
for a Lunar Virgo is without a steady routine or a simply
satisfying job. They need to feel useful, and they best
express this by helping others in little ways. They need
something to call their own, and the space to do what they
want to do.
The unhappy Lunar Virgos
are fussy and complaining sorts. They are victims of routine
and freak out when their plans are not followed. They are
restless and nervous, and can't seem to see the big picture.
Probably the best remedy for these people is a job or hobby
in which they can express their deep need to analyze, attend
to details, and micromanage.
These people express their
affection for the people they care about in little, but
practical, ways. They can be a little stiff when it comes to
open, gushy displays of affection. Lunar Virgos are often
shy with new people. However, when they are comfortable,
they are anything but shy.
More often than not, others
can count on Moon in Virgo people. They are reliable and
trustworthy. Above all else, Lunar Virgos are practical.
Others turn to them for help and advice.
In relationships, Lunar
Virgos can be self-effacing and kind. Some are quite shy in
love, and easily intimidated on a sexual level. Many are not
very comfortable with their sexuality, but they aim to
please nonetheless. The sign of Virgo is very body-aware, in
general. If this awareness combines with a lack of
self-confidence, Lunar Virgos can be too aware of the
parts that make up the whole. This can lead to a tendency to
be intensely self-critical. Once Lunar Virgos learn to come
out of their shell, however, they can be earthy partners
with a lot to give.
Some of the most skeptical
people are Lunar Virgos. They can't help but poke holes when
faced with others' blind faith. Their criticism can be
maddening, and their insistence on seeing the practical in
anything emotional can be challenging, especially if you are
the dreamy type.
Virgo curiosity shows up
big time with this position of the Moon. To some, it can be
confusing. Lunar Virgos seem very interested in others'
problems, for example, but can be quite cool and even
unsympathetic in the long run. Their advice can seem hard to
more sensitive folk; yet Lunar Virgos can be surprisingly
delicate when faced with others' criticism.
Virgo Moon people are
generally busy and quietly happy when they have their lives
under control. They aim for a simple existence, and are
often quite content with very little. Many are early risers,
ready to take on the day with enthusiasm. They scurry
around, keeping busy and managing their life quietly and
expertly. As long as their little world is manageable, Lunar
Virgos can be a delight to be around.
Some Famous people with
Moon in Virgo: Courteney Cox, Madonna (Moon, Mercury,
and Ascendant in Virgo), Jean-Claude Van Damme
Mercury in Virgo people are
rarely flashy in their communication style, but they do
thoroughly appreciate it when others acknowledge their
brainpower. These people love to keep track of all the
details. They can be a little high-strung when things are
not orderly or when things seem out of control, so they put
a lot of energy into taking care of day-to-day, practical
in Virgo men and women are generally adept at organizing,
planning on a short-term scale, and doing errands. They pay
their bills on time, enjoy learning the details of a trade,
and generally don't balk at secretarial tasks. They function
best when they (or others) have laid out exactly what they
have to do. They are generally prompt at responding to
others (although a Leo Sun may be less so), and often are
willing to lend a hand to others by doing research and leg
work for them.
Generally, these people are
considered rather useful in their work and as friends
because they have a handle on the details of the things they
Although they are capable
of learning a lot, they need orderly environments in which
to learn and study, and organized study methods. They
generally pick up a lot of facts and figures, and learn
their own trade well, but have trouble truly absorbing the
knowledge they collect on a deeper level. Although
resourceful, Mercury in Virgo is not as strong at lateral
thinking than, for example, water sign Mercuries.
If your Mercury is in
Sagittarius or Gemini, you may find Mercury in Virgo
difficult to communicate with. Although you two may share
common interests, the way you deliver your message can be
intensely different to the point of frustration. Learning to
understand that your thought processes are different, and
the way you present your ideas differ, but there is more
common ground than you may know.
Mercury in Virgo natives
may appear humble at times, but they get quite protective
when it comes to handling day-to-day affairs. They can be
very impatient with others, feel they do these things best,
take on more work than they should, and then complain that
they are doing all the dirty work.
Some Famous People with
Mercury in Virgo: J. C. Chasez of N'Sync (Mercury, Venus, and Mars in
Virgo), Billy Ray Cyprus (Sun and Mercury in Virgo), Gloria Estefan (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Virgo), Avril
Lavigne, D. H.
Lawrence (Sun and Mercury in Virgo), Madonna (Moon, Mercury, and
Ascendant in Virgo), Robert Plant, Keanu Reeves (Sun and Mercury in Virgo),
Alicia Silverstone, Christian Slater.
Venus in Virgo
Venus in Virgo people are
not the flirtatious sort. Instead, their appeal lies in
their dedication, their willingness to work
on the relationship, and to make the relationship work in
real terms. Unlike Venus in Leo, they won't try to impress
you with grand gifts or promises. Their gifts are less
showy, but perhaps far more generous -- gifts of devotion
and attention to details about you.
Venus in Virgo men and
women quietly (and often slowly) make their way into your
heart. They are quite sensitive in love -- even insecure --
and this reserved, loner-like quality is part of their
appeal. They prefer to play it safe in their relationships,
and they need to be confident that you like them before they
make a move. They are great listeners and they make it a
habit to observe and learn all of your ins and outs. Their
love can be of the Kindergarten variety -- they show they
care by nagging or criticizing. Remember, though, that they are not
trying to hurt you when they are pointing out the flaws in
your thinking, plans, or even character. They truly are
trying to help! Venus in Virgo is attracted to nondescript people who
have largely gone unnoticed. Show-offs and know-it-alls turn
Pleasing Venus in Virgo
involves showing you appreciate them for all the little
things they do -- and they do a lot. The problem is,
they do these things so quietly that you may not always
notice or credit them for all these kind gestures. They do need some
space (after all, they're generally quite busy making
everything work), so
give it to them. Be genuine, not ostentatious. They are
really not difficult to please after you have taken care of
these basic needs. Avoid pushing your friends or family on
them too fast -- remember they are a little shy. They aim to
please, and are easily intimidated by your experiences. Let
them know how much you value them, and they will
reward you with devotion and a charming willingness to talk
Some Famous People with Venus
in Virgo: J. C. Chasez (Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Virgo),
Vin Diesel, Sarah Ferguson, John Lennon, Heather Locklear, Jennifer Lopez,
Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey (Venus and Mars in Virgo),
Mars in Virgo
These productive and busy people are goal-oriented, practical
people. Although they can be a little scattered at times, simply
because they are doing so many things at any give time, Mars in
Virgo natives get things done--quite well! They have a knack for
handling a wide variety of tasks at once, and a tendency to take
on perhaps too much at the same time.
Most Mars in Virgo natives are
not particularly aggressive by nature. Although they can be a
little hard-nosed and critical at times, they rarely resort to
pushing others around. Still, an annoyed Mars in Virgo native can
be difficult to be around! Arouse their anger and they turn into
complaining, over-critical nags. Generally, these natives don't
make themselves nuisances, so this stage is unlikely to last for
very long. It is a sensitive position, however. It doesn't take
much to make these people nervous.
Mars in Virgo people are quite
protective about their "system" for getting things done.
Although rather humble in a general life sense, they can be quite
particular about their methods--how they organize and accomplish
their goals, mostly with work. Theirs is a nervous energy.
Although they have some staying power, they can be restless and
are not given to sticking with the same projects for too long.
These natives derive plenty of
energy and life force from the things they do--their work,
hobbies, and any kind of projects they take on. An idle Mars in
Virgo native is a sorry sight, indeed. Fidgety, nervous,
worried...all of these things are a sure sign that Mars in Virgo
people have either too little to do, or far too much on their
plates. There is a perfectionist at the heart of all people with
this position. They'll be the first to deny this, but it's there!
They worry when they are not producing anything, and they worry
about whether what they've produced will measure up.
An earthy and sometimes nervous
sexuality generally characterizes people with this position of
Mars. In a sense, their performance in bed is similar to their
work. These people want to be good at what they do. They will
generally be open to experimentation, if only to feed their
curiosity and to feel savvy. There's often a shy and humble side
to Mars in Virgo in any area that involves putting themselves out
there and letting go (areas ruled by Mars). But experience and
knowledge are important to these natives, and this drive generally
wins over their natural reticence.
(See also the
of Mars in Virgo).
Some Famous People with Mars
in Virgo: Ben Affleck, George Bush Jr., Nick Carter, J. C. Chasez
(Mercury, Venus, and Mars in Virgo), Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz (Sun
and Mars in Virgo), Gloria Estefan (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in
Virgo), Elizabeth Hurley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Kevin Spacey
(Venus and Mars in Virgo), Britney Spears
People with Virgo rising are often a little understated in their
personal mannerisms and appearance, although a lot depends on the
position of Mercury (the ruling planet of Virgo) in the chart.
Generally, there is an intelligent and reserved aura about Virgo
rising individuals that is unmistakable. These are actually
somewhat shy people who need time to analyze things around them
before they warm up to both situations and people. This quality
can be received exactly as that, or it can be received as a rather
stand-offish, cool, and even critical manner (depending on the
One of the biggest personality
traits of this position is body-awareness. People with Virgo
ascendants are sensitive to any discomfort or other signals their
body gives them. Many are especially interested and concerned with
physical health, and some are attracted to mind-body awareness
exercises such as yoga. Virgo rising people are often rather
particular about food. Although some have good appetites, there
can be an unmistakable pickiness about what they put in and on
Virgo ascendant natives have a
tendency to worry a lot, especially when confronted with new
situations. They notice the tiniest details that others overlook.
Many people with this position
have a tendency to attract (or be attracted to) people who need
help. Their relationships may be confusing as a result. Despite
the Virgo rising tendency to appear rather collected and
professional, relationships can sometimes be messy simply because
these natives don't always see their partners and partnerships
There's a quiet charm to many
Virgo rising people. Once they have the chance to warm up to new
people and situations, you'll find they have a lot to offer.
They'll help you out of a jam, go out on a limb for you, and
surprise you with a natural modesty under a somewhat critical and
standoffish manner. More on
Famous people with Virgo
Ascendants include Madonna, Kurt Cobain, Kevin Costner, Sissy
Spacek, Tiger Woods, Annie Lennox, Woody Allen, Jeff Bridges, and Warren
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