Virgo Sign Dates, Traits, & More

Virgo Zodiac


The most pessimistic of all the signs and therefore prone to be highly negative in outlook if not balanced by a strong dose of Sagittarius, for example. I know Virgos who are constant worriers, so much so that they worry alarmingly about unlikely situations when there is no sign that the situation is set to occur.

Virgos are extremely analytical, counting every last detail and crossing the Ts and dotting every I. Lists come second nature to these people. Precision is shown in everything to do – and think. Unless the rest of the chart says otherwise, Virgos are conservative by nature and tend to happily remain in the background, observing rather than taking part.

They often become obsessed with their health and fitness, sometimes leading to hypochondria. And their exact neatness and tidiness can become the total opposite – to almost tramp-like proportions – if they have strong negative aspects in their chart.

Like the water sign Pisces, they are at their best when serving others in some way, rather than taking the initiative. They can be very hard on themselves in their constant quest for perfection in everything they do. And they do have a tendency to be a little too critical on others at times, making them unpopular if not checked.

Virgo Dates: (born August 23 – September 22)


Placement: 6th Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 6th House: House of Service, Work and Health
Constellation: Virgo
Element: Earth
Quality: Mutable
Symbol: The Virgin
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Detriment: Neptune/Jupiter
Exaltation: Mercury
Fall: Venus
Masculine / Feminine: Feminine
Key Words: “I Analyze”
My Pleasures: Organizing and routine
My Pains: Inefficiency!
Qualities: Wise, Serious, prudent, hard-worker, discrete,
What Virgo think about themselves: What are people going to think of me?
What others think about Virgo: For an impossible mission, he/she is the one. He/She creates miracles!

Fast Summary:


Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, and is symbolized by the Virgin, often depicted holding an ear of corn. Virgos symbol or glyph has a fused collection of representations, including the modestly crossed limbs of the virgin, the hymen, three ears of corn, and the letters M and V as standing for Maria Virgo the virgin Mary. The Sun is in Virgo from around 23 August until around 22 September each year. Virgo is classified as being of the negative polarity (passive and receptive), of the earth element (practical, cautious and restrained) and of the mutable quality (adaptable and variable).

Virgo shows an analytical and critical attitude, with an urge for efficiency, perfection and detail. The characteristic Virgo type is critical, discriminating and practical, evaluating life by facts and logic. Virgo must analyse, take to pieces, and sift the minutest details for their significance to the whole. Virgos urge is to grind and separate material into assimilative and digestible particles, so that only the pure essence is left. Hence they are thorough, methodical, conscientious and precise. Virgo often has an interest in hygiene and cleanliness. Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, though its tendency is to use Mercurys intellectuality in reserved, modest, practical, down to earth and helpful ways, as technical specialist or researcher, or in the background in service and support. In this way Virgo is in Christian terms akin to the way of Martha as well as to that of Mary. Virgo is orderly and thoughtful, hardworking and conscientious, handling projects with discriminating and painstaking perfection.

This sign can carry its critical attention to detail to extremes however, becoming picky, fussy and sometimes interfering. Overuse of the Virgo manner becomes hypercritical and hypocritical, too fastidious and pedantic, with suppressed emotions and with over-specialisation and needless worrying. There is a danger that the big picture may be missed in an emphasis on orderly neatness and minute details. Virgo can be over-conscious of or even neurotically concerned with matters to do with health, hygiene and cleanliness. Virgos modesty can also become over-expressed in ways that become puritanical or prudish.

Physically it rules the abdomen, the intestines, the spleen and central nervous system. Virgo may have a tendency to intestinal complaints such as appendicitis, ulcers (especially through worrying) and to various nervous disorders. Virgo is especially associated with, or “ruled” by, the planet Mercury.


Virgo Life Path


Virgo’s believe if a thing is worth doing, its worth doing well, sometimes though you may go a little far with this philosophy, so much so it can be that your expectations are so perfect that it is impossible to achieve. However you are wonderful at anything down to earth and practical, and as Virgo is ruled by an air sign gives you good mental agility. You are the servers of the zodiac and therefor need to have some sort of job giving service. You can at times become a workaholic. because, as no one else can do it perfectly, you often find difficulty in delegating work to others,

You Virgo’s have a flair for detailed work, are reliable, punctual, curious and have inquiring minds, with keen analysis and excellent memories. You have the ability to organize and enjoy setting schedules, with an inborn love of order and systems.

You have a tendency to be a worry wart though. This is because you seek perfection and are always on the look out for ways to do it better or more perfect, even, and especially after the fact. You need to have a positive outlook on life, as this can directly affect your health, causing intestinal disorders. If you become too anxious about life you can become a hypochondriac. You are concerned about your diet, or lack of it, and health in general.

Your home is usually so clean and tidy, that there is not a speck of dust in sight, and if there is, its not there for long. I would love to be a fly on your wall if the kids came home with muddy feet, or even moved an ornament just an inch from its spot.

Sometimes though, you may go quite the other way and have your house so unorganized and cluttered that you could not find anything for all the clutter. At times you can be most critical about yourself and others, and need to be aware of this, because you are so fond of analyzing people, situations and problems.

It would be a good exercise for you Virgo’s to go out without doing the washing up or making the bed for a few days.

Major Life Lesson:- To learn to delegate without criticism or judgment

and to serve with love rather than resentment.

Health issues:- May have weak stomach, as the negative food, or negative thoughts and emotions can go straight to the stomach, causing digestive distress and disease.

Loves:- Cleanliness, order, communicating with others and dealing with food.

Hates:- Untidiness, unorganized people and uncleanness

Careers:- Hands on healing, food and hygiene, engineer, accountant and working with animals


Virgo Zodiac Symbol


The Virgo zodiac symbol represents the only female figure in the zodiac which is representative of the Virgin. This doesnt in any way mean that Virgo people arent sexual.

In fact, Virgos are very sensual people just like their fellow Earth signs of Taurus and Capricorn.

Instead, this implies striving for the purity of body, mind, and spirit by keeping their temple self clean and pure. This means that Virgo people need to ensure that they follow good health practices, think positively, and maintain a consistent spiritual practice to reach their highest potential.

The Virgo zodiac symbol consists of an M with another line crossing through the right leg of the M. This is indicative of the intestines which are ruled by Virgo.

This indicates that Virgo people tend to be excessive worriers and relentless perfectionists who can place a ton of undue stress upon their nervous system and digestive system.

The M also stands for the mastery of the mind due to Virgo being ruled by the sign of Mercury. Virgo people are usually very intelligent and analytical people that are blessed with the gifts of logic, reason, and good old-fashioned common sense.

The only down side to this is that Virgos can get stuck in their mind and really over think certain issues in their life. Therefore, theyre learning to blend logic with intuition to become truly balanced.

All Virgos need to remind themselves that nothing is really ever perfect and adopt the attitude of striving for excellence instead.

The Virgo Zodiac Symbol represents the highest truth for Virgo people.

This truth states that by maintaining an attitude of excellence in all areas of their life, the high standards that they seek will be theirs for the keeping.

Virgo Personality


Virgo stands for work and responsibility, constantly striving for perfection, seeing to all details with an obsession for efficiency. They also have a great need to help the indigent and the sick. Virgos put order in the world. Their deepest need is be useful and productive. They stand for purity and innocence, ejecting all impurities that will cause disorder and unhappiness.

Virgo is an Earth Sign ruled by Mercury which is the planet for rational thought and intellect, giving Virgos their keen analytical ability with an attention to details second to no one. Because they are the second Earth Sign they are dependable and responsible. Having a Mutable quality keeps Virgos matter of fact, precise and very accurate. Their strong points are their sharp mental powers. Virgos are ruled by the Third House, which is the House of Communication, verbal and written, weighing and evaluating all the details and then solving the matter at hand. They are also ruled by the Sixth House which is the House of Compassion and Health. Virgos are very health conscious and with their quiet, reserved and sympathetic nature and inherent understanding of good health, make them great doctors, nurses, healers, etc.

While they are quick with their criticisms and their nitpicking which can drive most people over the wall, they seem to be blind to their own faults, but Virgo innately seeks out order for without order there is confusion and disorder and this Virgo will not tolerate.

Besides putting things in order they have a meticulous love of cleanliness and hygiene. They cannot feel comfortable in a room full of dissaray. It goes against their very nature.

On the whole they are shy and unassuming. their critical and perfectionist outlook can be hard for others to take. Money is very important to them and they don’t mind working hard for it, even to the point of putting theirs and their families emotional needs second to work. They have a hard time relaxing and add to that they don’t have much of a sense of humor makes it very hard for loved ones to get close to them. They can be quite charming but they lack confidence in themselves. You will never find a Virgo who throws away money carelessly and their fear of growing old and depending upon anyone is why they are so miserly.

In love they are not passionate but they show their love by taking care of their families and loved ones. They don’t waste time on impractical romantic gestures. They need partners who are open minded and easy to get along with since with their nitpicking could cause friction.

Virgo Traits


virgo traits
The sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo, is the organizer, the teacher and the care giver. Your better traits are, your logical thinking, motivation, your problem solving skills are among the best anywhere, modesty, practicality, intelligence, thrift, and your ability to bring out the best in others.

Your negative traits are, making EVERYTHING complicated, overanalyzing, sometimes being hyper-critical, rarely relaxing, and generally being too busy for your own good.

Your ruling planet is Mercury. As a mutable sign, your are adaptable, versatile, and flexible. As an Earth sign, you are stable and practical. Virgo rules the nervous system, and the intestines, and many Virgo?s have too much nervous energy, but they tend to get things done.

Birthstones for astrology are different from traditional birthstones for the months. For Virgo?s, your birthstone is sapphire, and if worn it is supposed to bring tranquillity and protect against illness

Famous Virgo Men/ Famous Virgo Women


Virgo eminent personalities male


Some of the many popular and eminent male celebrities that belong to the star sign of Virgo are Chris Pine, Keanu Reeves, Paul Walker, Richard Gere, Adam Sandler, Chad Michael Murray, Kevin Zegers, Sean Connery, Michael Jackson, Richard Gere, Thomas Felton, Keanu Reeves, James Marsden and Jason Statham.

Virgo eminent personalities female


There are many famous female stars and celebrities associated with the star sign of Virgo. Some of them are Cameron Diaz, Evan Rachel Wood, Michelle Williams, Gloria Estefan, Nicole Ritchie , Rachel Bilson, Claudia Schiffer, Salma Hayek and Beyonce .


Constellation of Virgo


The 6th constellation of Virgo is the largest of all the zodiacal constellations and only second largest (only smaller than Hydra) of all 88 constellations. The galaxies inside Virgo are at about 70 million light years away. Virog is also the only female figure of the zodiac. The Sun passes through Virgo from late September until late October.




Astraea, the goddess represented by the Virgin of Virgo, was the last of all the Gods and Goddesses to leave the Earth after Pandora’s box was opened.

Virgo Decans , 1st, 2nd and 3rd


virgo decans



Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.


  1. libra rose says:

    To really understand Virgo, think about one word: Monk. Or monk. Either way, it applies. That TV show – I have no idea if it’s still on – had a great preview a while back where the OCD detective – Monk – is being chased by bad guys down the street, and yet he has to stop and touch every parking meter as he’s being chased. That, my friends, is the downside of Virgo – an obsessive need for control.

    But the upside? Well, think about a regular monk. Monks have this serene life, very pure, full of order and control and light, learning and philosophy. It’s pretty great, right?

    By nature analytical, refined, and modest, Virgo might come off as kind of a cold fish sometimes – but hold your judgment, please. Virgos are sensitive souls who tend to build up controls around themselves to deal with all of their emotions, which they actually do feel deeply.

    Biggest Insult: You’re so impractical.

    Quickest Way to Get Virgo into Bed: Make sure you’re clean. Very clean. Maybe too clean.

    Most Likely to: Do your taxes for you.

    Should Have Been Born: in a vacuum-sealed bubble. In the woods. This might seem contradictory – and yeah, you know what? It is. Doesn’t make it any less true, though.

    To Make Virgo Forgive You: write them a very reasoned letter detailing the mistakes you’ve made, and outlining exactly what you plan to do to remedy said situation in the future. Possibly get it notaraized.

  2. Astrobabe says:

    People born under the sign of Virgo are perfectionists, and work hard in any area of life to achieve their goals, of which they are extremely proud. They are cautious, self-reliant, and discriminating, making it difficult for them to seek help from others. They are perfectionists, and are often intelligent and quick to pick up on new concepts and ideas.

    Virgos do not enjoy waiting for things to happen, but they aren’t like Aries in that they understand how much they are able to handle. The projects in which they invest their time are always well done due to their exceptional organizational skills and perfectionist qualities. They are quick to appreciate the work of others, especially when it is of high quality. When not working, a Virgo will tend to explore new avenues in the attempt to gain a greater understanding of what surrounds them.

    Because of their perfectionist nature, Virgos are often wearing personalities. They enjoy having things done their own way, and will often go into an extensive amount of detail, no matter what situation they enter. They are great friends, putting the needs of others before themselves – although this is sometimes too much so. On a personal level, Virgos do not exhibit “touchy feely” tendencies, and may appear distant at first. Many Virgos search lifelong to find their soulmate – but their standards are often too high for anyone to fill this need.

    Virgos are authoritative people, and make exceptionally good leaders at home. However, they are also often impulsive spenders, and will find it difficult to balance needs versus desires in a very materialistic world.

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