Virgo is known as the Virgin for those born August 23 to September 23. This is an approximation because of the irregular rotation of the earth and therefore not every year will Virgo begin exactly on the 23rd or even end on the 23rd.
When I think of Virgo what comes to mind is perfection. Virgo people tend to collect, study and analyze the facts and all the details before making any important decisions. The key phrase best describing you is “I analyze,” because your mind perceives every little detail, studies it and then forms a critical assessment.
Virgo’s desire is to reach the highest possible perfection, not only in yourselves, but for those around you which can make you a little demanding at work and relationships. Since you are able to see all the details of a situation with the eyesight of a hawk, you have a sense of what needs to be accomplished to exact specifications and so with this perfectionist mindset or at least the desire to attain perfection, you often feel inadequate and inferior with the results of your goals. Nothing is as perfect as what you envision.
You have an excellent eye for detail but you may be so meticulous that you neglect larger issues. Also, although you are realists, you may slow down projects by being too exact. You are practical with your hands, good technicians and you have an eye for innovation, and if things go wrong, you are easily discouraged. Because of your ability to see every angle of a many-sided question, you are unhappy with abstractions. Appreciating the many different points of view as you do, you find philosophical concepts difficult. Remember you are a down to earth, practical realist and not one who likes to ponder concepts for that is just another foreign language to Virgos.
When it comes to love you have just as much burning desire as the next sign but you are so selective and discriminating that many see you as aloof and distant. You are so busy checking potential partners out mentally instead of from your feelings that it seems as though you are not connecting so easily or quickly as other signs. However, in looking for the perfect mate in your analytical ways you tend to figure out your feelings in your head instead of your heart. But when the right soul mate comes along you will be swept off your feet because of your need to find the perfect partner you will believe that your chosen one is perfect. And it will take a truck to run over you to ever change your strong mind that the one you chose is not perfect. And being that you are a practical and conservative earth sign you will be loyal and devoted.
When a Virgo matches up with another Virgo the intensity can be mind-blowing especially since it would be a sexual battle of wits; loving a Leo will be more quiet and harmonious; friendship and hanging with friends with a Cancer; common goals and a business partnership with Gemini; traveling the globe searching for greener pastures with Taurus; Aries will push your buttons but allow for major emotional changes; marriage and union with your opposite sign Pisces; Aquarius can be hot as long as you allow each other separate lives; your constant lover will be Capricorn; you and Sagittarius want to set up a family, Scorpio will mentally stimulate you and with Libra you may be stressing over money but when the cash is good so is the lovemaking.
One of my early astrology teachers was a Virgo and who taught me that Virgo’s put relationships into concentric circles. The outer circles are relegated to the people you most interact with but with no emotional connection. And so there is the inner circle of loved ones, the next circle of close friendships, the next circle of acquaintances and so forth. The point of the analogy is that the outer circles never receive the criticism that the inner circle people do. So if you happen to fall in love with a Virgo you may have to start taking stock of your faults because your Virgo lover will definitely point them out.
Your creative talents tend to be more intellectual, detailed, designed, and well-thought out. These qualities lend itself towards architecture, engineering, writing, fashion design and all types of craftsmanship. One interesting note with many Virgo artists is with their penchant for detail many of them love to work in miniature or with very precise and detailed designs on a smaller scale than usual.
Virgo's real satisfaction lies in your work and service. You are the best workers of the zodiac. Your greatest fault is in being too critical on yourselves. You are careful with money and your interest in the details of statistics makes you excellent bookkeepers and accountants. You also make good editors, mathematicians and secretaries.
If you go in for a business career your shrewdness and analytical ingenuity could tempt some of you into dishonesty, although you usually have enough moral sense to resist temptation.
Your biggest talents are masterminding organizations that would overwhelm anyone else and concentrating no matter what distractions come your way. Highly goal-oriented, few things will deter you from finishing what you've started--you are no quitter. You may get so involved in detail that you miss the long view of things. So step back now and then and reassess your assumptions. See if you can delegate some of your work. This is often hard for Virgo to do, but you will free up lots of time, as well as off-load some daily pressure!
But you are laughing all the way to the bank, so don't change your ways one bit. You do demand value for your money, however, simply because you are such a workaholic. Wasting your hard-earned cash is the last thing you want to do.
Most of all, you enjoy indulging your practical and logical side and pouring over your projects to the nth degree. To say Virgo’s are good at fact-finding almost understates the case, since you excel in your exacting behavior. Virgins are an asset in the workplace as you can be counted on to get things right the first time, every time -- and no detail will be overlooked.
Your discernment mindset also serves Virgins well in business, where your decisions are usually dead-on. A Virgo likes to keep busy and productive. In an average day you do the work of two people... or more! Learn to delegate chores and responsibilities. And allow for the fact that people will always do things on their schedule (not yours) and "perfectly clean" anything isn't always possible.
Virgo's are extremely health conscious, to the point of being storehouses of information on diet and hygiene. Many Virgo's even choose a health or medical career so they won't miss a beat Balancing mind and body is central to the Virgo journey. Virgo's prefer to focus on one thing at a time, to compartmentalize life. For example, Virgo's who are concentrating on their studies at school will often neglect their body in favor of the mind. Without balance Virgo's stay fragmented and irritable and always recognizing in themselves how much more work needs to be accomplished.
Virgo governs the intestines and central nervous system.. Your nature make you inclined to worry and this makes you vulnerable to stomach and bowel troubles, including ulcers. Virgo’s have delicate stomachs that require you to be careful about your diet. You are nervous and jittery and your mind has a direct bearing on your health. So you are often prone to psychosomatic illnesses. You can also become hypochondriacs if you become too self-centered and anxious about your bodies. Nervous tension gives your body a hard time.
Meditation and an exercise program that emphasizes total-body relaxation and proper alignment will appeal to your perfectionist tendencies. Fortunately for you, Virgo, you tend to stay slim but usually because of your highly nervous reactions to everything.
You tend to eat the most fresh fruits and vegetables of all the signs, not surprising since Virgo rules the autumn harvest. Many Virgos are vegetarian. Just be sure you are getting a wide variety of all the right foods, since it will take good organization to be sure you are not missing iron, or any other nutrient, from your diet. Happily, Virgo is the world's greatest planner and well organized about anything and everything in life.
Emotionally Virgo worries too much! Therefore, distract yourself now and then. You run the risk of going a little overboard and getting somewhat compulsive. Remember, Virgo: tomorrow is another day.
The symbol associated with your sign is the Virgin, holding a cluster of wheat. First of all the word virgin in classical times did not have any connotations towards sexuality or the lack thereof; what it’s original meaning referred to was that of the independent woman who could or had to take care of herself without marriage or the support of a man. Consequently jobs such as midwives, nurses, nannies, servants, or cooks for women without husbands were called originally ‘virgins,' which also happen to be typical Virgo service oriented occupations. And therefore the word virgin depicts quite accurately the dependable and reliable work ethic qualities of the sign Virgo.
Back to the Virgin clutching the wheat as the symbol. Holding the wheat symbolizes the gathering and harvesting of the food for the winter. The end of August and especially September is the time of harvesting the crops and gathering the food to last through the long winter months. The digestive system is also represented by your sign because the intestinal organs gathers the food, breaks it down, and then digests and assimilates the nutrients from the food. The assimilation process also describes the superior discrimination talent of Virgo's, the ability to pick and choose what is the perfect solution and to rid itself of all the unnecessary elements, much like the digestive system.
The Virgin symbol also expresses purity and perfection. Virgo's tend to take on some of the qualities of a Virgin, things like modesty and humility. Some might consider them repressed, although Virgins would argue that it's a noble quality, as opposed to a negative one.
The Virgin symbol also indicates one who not only gathers the food and does all the work but feeds and nourishes others. Virgo's find their fullest expression through service to others, being willing to do it quietly but thoroughly. Taking care of endless details and routine jobs is where you function best.
September which is the period of Virgo is also the time when winter once again begins to approach marking the end of summer, the time to bring in the harvest and to prepare for winter.
The great strength of the Virgo-born is in your practicality, sharp mind and attention to detail. When merged with your willingness to serve, Virgo's become essential in supporting and caring for the maintenance of the planet.
It has been said that Virgo's gift is making order out of chaos. Send a Virgo into a earthquake damaged zone, and in no time they've pitched the tents, organized the shipments of food and water, and started clearing the roadways. If it is one thing Virgo does well, its organize people and things. But the special gift of Virgo is your unrelenting contribution towards the needs of others.