Modality : Mutable
Element : Earth
Ruler : Mercury
Season : Summer
6th sign of the zodiac
Metal : Mercury
Stone : sapphire
Color : Blue Beige
Anatomy : Intestines Nervous System
Keywords : analytical, intelligent,
reserved, critical, helpful, conscientious
Comparison with its symbol, the Virgin:
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 nature.
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).
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
ruled by the planet Mercury
Sun in Virgo
(The Sun is in Virgo from approximately August 21 to September 20, depending
on the year).
rare to find the stereotypical nit picky, 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
symbol, 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Sheen
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Famous people with Moon in Virgo: Courteney Cox, Madonna (Moon, Mercury, and
Ascendant in Virgo), Jean-Claude Van Damme
Mercury in Virgo
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.
these people are considered rather useful in their work and as friends
because they have a handle on the details of the things they do.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 them off.
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 things
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 audience).
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 their bodies.
ascendant natives have a tendency to worry a lot, especially when confronted
with new situations. They notice the tiniest details that others overlook.
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 clearly.
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.
people with Virgo Ascendants include Madonna, Kurt Cobain, Kevin Costner,
Sissy Spacek, Tiger Woods, Annie Lennox, Woody Allen, Jeff Bridges, and