Virgo is traditionally represented by a young woman who has pure intentions and is determined to find her purpose. In mythology, Virgo is tied to the goddess Vesta, a nature goddess.

The Basics

Dates: August 23 – September 22

Those born between August 23 and September 22 are considered to be born under Virgo as their sun sign.

Element: Earth

Earth signs are known to be pragmatic

Quality: Mutable

Mutable signs are known for their ability to adapt to change

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Mercury is the planet of communication and travel. The Roman god Mercury, known to Greeks as Hermes, was the messenger god who was able to travel swiftly between worlds.

Tarot Card: The Hermit

The Hermit is often depicted as an older man with a lantern. TheHermit represents a need for internal contemplation. The answer the hermit seeks is not in the outside world but rather within and thus the motive of the card is to trust our inner selves.

Positive Personality Traits

People who are born under the Virgo sign tend to present a calm exterior, but they are deep thinkers and naturally analytical. Virgos are also very detail-oriented and tend to enjoy their alone time.

At their best, Virgos are humble and practical; they enjoy working hard and like to learn and grow. They can also create order out of chaos due to their grounded and analytical nature. Virgos are great and constructive criticism which makes them great allies and mentors.

Virgos have a generous nature and tend to enjoy helping others. However, the Virgo’s drive for self-improvement often leads them to also pay attention to their own appearance and the impressions that they present. 

Negative Traits:

While Virgos often mean well, their criticism and attention to detail may come off as picky or hypercritical. As natural perfectionists, Virgos can be really hard on themselves and strive for unrealistic expectations for themselves especially.

At times, the Virgo’s attention to detail can be a flaw due to the fact that they are so focused on the minutia that they fail to see the bigger picture.

Virgos in Relationships

Virgos are loyal and loving to friends and family and are generally great at helping their loved ones. Virgos make good friends simply because they are selective in choosing who to befriend- in part due to their analytical nature.

Virgos can take their time choosing a partner. After all, they definitely want to take the time and make sure they find the right one. Because Virgos tend to prefer meaningful relationships, they may often choose to remain single instead of going for unfulfilling partnerships.

While Virgos take time to fall in love, they tend to make loyal partners and can often turn their attention to detail towards dates, or, in marriage, their homes and family life. While Virgos may nitpick at the details they are also committed and forgiving.

Virgos also have strong parental instincts which means that they will not only be great parents to their own children but may also mentor children within their family as well.

 Virgos and Career

Virgos tend to work hard and are often willing to accept extra work. However, this trait might mean that Virgos may be taken advantage of at work. Virgos tend to fit well into teams and are often a great asset when surrounded by a supportive team.