Select individual icons in the image grid for more information about Virgo and Virgo associations.
Virgo: Ruling Planet
Mercury is Virgo's planetary ruler, and the planet Mercury is depicted here.
Mercury, the messenger of the gods, is the ruler of both Gemini and Virgo. It is the planet of day-to-day expression and communication. Mercury's action is to take things apart and put them back together again. It is an opportunistic planet, decidedly unemotional and curious. Mercury analyzes, sorts, groups, and makes sense of things -- and so does Virgo!
Virgo's glyph is shown here.
The glyph for Virgo is thought to depict sexual organs, with a tail that wraps inwards, closing itself to the world. This is in contrast to the symbol for Scorpio, which is similar, except that the tail points outward and upward.
Flowers associated with Virgo are the morning glory (depicted here), the aster, and the chrysanthemum.
Virgo's element is Earth. There are three Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Earth signs are reliable, practical, and sensual.
The symbol for Virgo is the Virgin.
Virgo is sometimes depicted as a woman carrying a sheaf of wisdom, representing the harvesting of wheat at the time of year of the Virgo (late summer).
Virgo belongs to the Mutable Modality. There are four signs, including Gemini, in the Mutable group: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Each of these signs is of a different element but share the same mode.
Mutable signs are flexible, adaptable, and changeable. Although they can be inconsistent and lack follow-through, they are ready to make small changes and adjustments to accommodate others.
It can be said that Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign, where Mutable is its mode and Earth is its element.
Virgo: Ruling Planet Glyph
The glyph of Virgo's ruling planet, Mercury, is depicted here.
Mercury's glyph, or symbol, resembles that of Venus, with the addition of a semi-circle (hat) at the top. Spirit (circle) over matter (cross), resulting in receptivity (crescent). This suggests the evaluation of the senses through rational thought.
The constellation of Virgo is depicted here.
The metal associated with Virgo is quicksilver. Quicksilver has the appearance of aliveness/mobility and is highly reflective, and was associated with the mind. Fluidity and changeability are often connected to Virgo and Mercury.
Gemstones associated with Virgo are the sapphire which represents loyalty and trust, sardonyx which is associated with eloquence, yellow agate which is associated with memory and logic, and peridot (depicted here) -- symbolizing youthfulness and a connection to nature.
The colors most associated with Virgo are beige, navy blue, and grey.
Virgo: House Association
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac and is also associated with the sixth house.
The sixth house rules work and job (as opposed to career), techniques and methods, daily life, order, self-improvement, health, nutrition, attitude towards food, service, attitude towards service and co-workers, helpfulness, pets, attitude towards routine and organization, how we refine and perfect ourselves, aptitudes.