Virgo (August 23 – September 23) aka “The Scrutineer”
- Virgo is the 6th of the 12 signs in the astrological zodiac, which begins its cycle late summer in the northern hemisphere.
- Virgo is symbolized by the nurturing and rule-abiding Virgin.
- It is one of the 3 zodiac signs under the earth element
- Virgo is the second Earth sign in the zodiac, it picks up where Taurus left off and quickly arranges schedules and an impeccable building plan to be constructed around Taurus’ strong solid foundation.
- Virgo energy motivates us to try new things or revamp the old systems used to manage our lives.
- The ruling planet is Mercury.
- Mercury is the planet of information and technology
- The planetary messenger
- Virgo is one of the 4 mutable signs.
Virgo Personality Traits
- Virgo people are mild mannered on the surface, but underneath there is a flurry of activity.
- Their minds are never quiet; always thinking, calculating, and assessing.
- Virgo is usually hard to manipulate and almost impossible to dupe, and hard to please.
- An eagerness to understand gives them a tendency to jump to conclusions.
- They have a talent for analysis and detailed oriented
- Diligent worker and brilliant strategists
- Virgo is usually happiest when helping others
- They can be hyper critical and their perfectionistic nature can make them negative towards everything.
- The image they have of themselves can be hard to reach.
Strengths of a Virgo: Humble, altruistic, logical, responsible, organized, orderly, modest, devoted.
Areas that need help: Obsessive, critical, excessive, attention to insignificant detail, perfectionist.
3 Types of virgo
- Born at the end of August – The sun is in the beginning of Virgo. That means you’re very critical and trust nothing that you haven’t examined throughly. Even things that seem to work, you want to dissemble.
- Born in the beginning of September – The sun is in the middle of Virgo. Then you’re critical and doubtful to any kind of change. What works should be left as is. When you do something, you need to be very well prepared.
- Born in the middle of September – The sun is at the end of Virgo. Then you’re very hard to convince. You tend to always see fault and shortcomings. It’s frustrating to everyone, including you. You need to be doing something, always, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out what. The third part of the sign is the mutable and so is the quality of Virgo. Therefore, people with their sun here are the most typical Virgo. Showing the traits obviously, sometimes irritatingly so.
Stones and gems
The Zodiac sign of Virgo includes five stones: carnelian, jade, jasper, moss agate, and blue sapphire.
In addition to the Zodiac stones, citrine is listed as the Planetary stone for Virgo and zircon as the Talismanic Stone.
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