Virgo Zodiac Sign

Virgo Zodiac Sign
Virgo Dates: August 23 to September 21*
Zodiac Symbol: Maiden
Element: Earth
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Ruling House: 6th
Quality: Mutable
Polarity: Negative
Power Color: Yellow, Orange
Birthstones: Carnelian, Jade, Moss Agate, Blue Sapphire
Flowers: Buttercup
Key Traits: Efficient, Perfectionist, Modest
Desires: Love, Appreciation, Connectedness
Compatible Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Taurus, Capricorn
Mantra: "I analyze"

A Summary of the Virgo Zodiac Sign

The Virgo zodiac sign symbolizes servanthood, sacrifice, and outstanding care for the loved ones in their lives. Those who were born under this sign are compassionate, relationship-focused individuals.

They have a lot of love to give and hold incredibly high standards for themselves, and are also highly concerned with the status of their relationships and public perception.

They have a great memory and are known for their expertise in organizing! While this can sometimes be to a fault when they are matched up with messier, laid-back signs like Pisces or Sagittarius, they are clean and detail-oriented people that get the job done right the first time.

Virgos take all responsibility very seriously and often bring an excellent combination of creative and logical thinking to their projects, which they always have on the go. A Virgo without a pet project is like a mouse without its cheese.

They are the master of one skill instead of acting as a forever student, meaning they love to act as subject experts. Want to get a Virgo to talk? Ask them about their favorite topic.

They often suffer from something called “Virgo Anxiety,” which can lead them to be avoidant of conflict and become obsessive on quests to fix any imbalance in life. The positive side of this is that their no-drama attitude makes them one of the zodiac’s most empathetic and relationship-oriented signs.

* The dates of each zodiac page change every three years due to the nature of the Earth’s rotation around the Sun—just like a leap year.

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Symbol: The Maiden

It is no surprise that the Virgo is symbolized by the Maiden, who is depicted as a maiden typically holding a harvest or carrying wheat.

This is because Virgos love to play the role of organizer, host, and provider in social settings. They want to ensure everything is perfect and act like a wallflower while others have a good time.

Virgo is the sixth zodiac sign in astrology and is associated with family and homebuilding. The Maiden is kind and gentle and reflects all the traits one would consider when thinking of the qualities found in a lifelong friend.

The Maiden is a deep thinker with strong feelings and emotions. The Maiden is deeply connected to the natural world. This is why Virgos are often drawn to the outdoors and artistic endeavors.

Element: Earth

Earth Element

Virgos are Earth signs, which means they possess personalities grounded and rooted in the present.

All three Earth signs are known for their steadfastness, integrity, and work ethic.

The Earth element represents connecting an individual with the greater natural world with an almost spiritual connection to nature and the great outdoors. This element is made of zodiac signs that enjoy taking their time, are filled with curiosity, and need time to process situations to make sense of their day-to-day lives.

Earth signs are reliable and responsible, with strong, grounded personalities that can weather through the storms of life. Though they can be as silent and unmoving as stone, they also are great sources of support, comfort, and compassion.

Others who share the Earth element include:

Ruling Planet: Mercury

An illustration of planet Mercury that shows its pitted, and speckled grey surface

In Roman mythology, Mercury was the messenger of the gods and represented the daily expression of relationships and meaningful communication. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, one of the planets closest to both the Earth and the Sun in our solar system. 

Mercury moves quickly through the zodiac, just as the planet has quick rotations around the Sun.

With this rotation, Mercury-ruled Virgo draws warmth and energy to pour into the lives of those around them. Mercury’s strong, vibrant energy rules Virgo’s mind and thoughts. With this planetary relationship to Mercury, this sign is subject to the ever-changing emotions and moods that come with this celestial connection. Once they master this, they will become truly realized.

Virgo Quadruplicity 

Even though all Earth signs will be very similar, there are a lot of differences between them.

This is because of the triplicities or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are four elements—Fire, Earth, Air, and Water—there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.

As a Mutable sign, Virgo’s are willing to go with the flow and is adaptable to changing emotions, situations, and seasons of life.

Key Personality Characteristics

A Virgo’s personality can be defined by a spirit of love, service, and dedication to others. They love others deeply and seek to feel valued by those they share meaningful relationships.

They are complex creatures because they are both strategic and resourceful and immensely emotional and spiritual.

Whether it’s work, relationships, or health, they will seek the most practical ways to do things, and their attention to detail makes their Virgo personality stand out.

Top Traits

A Virgo’s best traits will always be associated with the warmth, comfort, innocence, and empathy that shines through in their personalities, as represented by the Maiden.

Nothing is more valuable to Virgo than the relationships in their life. This means that when they encounter conflict in their relationships, even if it’s a new or insignificant friendship, their center of balance will be out of alignment and cause them to lose their sense of peace.

Challenges & Weaknesses​

The biggest challenge for Virgo is the high level of expectations they place on themselves and others.

Although Virgo loves to provide and give, the shadow effect that arises when they feel unappreciated can create a controlling, bitter personality type that is prone to building toxic relationships.

Virgo During Conflict

Conflict is a significant source of anxiety for all born in Virgo season. If there is a conflict between the Virgo and another zodiac sign, rest assured they have already been ruminating countless iterations of past fights or conversations.

In conflict, the Virgo will first attempt to approach the tension with logic to understand what is at stake for both sides and will often find it frustrating that the other person doesn’t consider this as well.

Relationships & Sex: Understanding the Virgo Lover

Relationships are everything to the Virgo as they consider them the most important facet of their life.

Anyone who partners with Virgo will see that they can be extremely picky and have incredibly high standards when considering love in relationships. Virgos rarely see value in casual romance and encounters and are serial monogamists who wait until the sixth date to make a move.

Their high standards extend to all in both their romantic and platonic relationships. They require lots of trust to get intimately involved with someone, but once they are past that point, they thrive in sensuality and touch.


The Virgo Man

  • Practical
  • Devoted
  • Responsible
  • Appreciates intelligence
  • Intense, deep lovers
  • Patient
  • Sincere
  • Provide stability and security
  • Good memory
  • Not jealous
  • Polite
  • Fragile egos
  • Not sentimental
  • Non-committal
  • Don’t appreciate public displays of affection
  • Workaholics
  • Won’t chase after love
  • Don’t fall in love at first sight
  • Can’t stand dishonesty
  • Possessive
  • Critical

The Virgo Woman

  • Reserved and practical
  • Charming
  • Determined
  • Emotional, passionate, and romantic
  • Organized
  • Appreciate manners
  • Intelligent and witty
  • Have good taste
  • Prone to worry
  • Sensitive
  • Not extravagant
  • Slow to fall in love
  • Demand perfection
  • Critical
  • Demanding, possessive, fussy
  • Temperamental
  • Don’t like being wrong
  • Don’t like being criticized

The Virgo Child

  • Easygoing
  • Attentive and alert
  • Responsible
  • Honest
  • Love to learn
  • Modest
  • Like to help
  • Creative
  • Precocious
  • Need reassurance
  • Critical of others
  • Picky eaters
  • Prone to temper tantrums
  • Clean
  • Hate being criticized
  • Prone to worry

Love Compatibility

Virgo Compatibility

The Virgo lover has a deep well of love to share with any potential partner, exemplified by their Mercury charge planning that looks at the long road ahead. 

They struggle to see the big picture in relationships because they get caught up in the details. When paired up with a big picture thinker, a Virgo will thrive by coming out of their shell. Their one distinguishing trait that sets them apart is their willingness to make relationships work.

As a lover, they enjoy spoiling their partners with material items and activities. They often struggle with the day-to-day affection their partner craves since Virgos are better at small meaningful displays than large displays of affection.

This is because Virgos thrive with others who are more introverted and driven. They often do well with Water and Earth signs but really step out of their comfort zone when getting close to Fire and Air signs.

How to Attract a Virgo

Affirming and encouraging words are like water to a growing plant regarding a Virgo. They love to be complimented and noticed, especially when they do small things or any acts of service for you. 

Additionally, discussing shared interests will always be a major turn-on for the Virgo zodiac. They will always be eager to discuss the latest movie, music, or political news making headlines and cannot wait to discuss it with someone.

Career & Money: Virgo at Work

Virgos think about love and career in similar ways. Work and career are something that they value highly, and they need them to establish a sense of connection and purpose. They find it hard to work without a goal set because if there isn’t, why even do it? 

In the workplace, they rarely like to be in charge of other people. They love to work independently and thrive as freelancers when they get the opportunity to be their boss. They are also humble, hard-working, and strive to make a difference.

Virgos work hard and have a knack for making themselves indispensable in their workplaces. This is because of their skill mastery and personal connection to their work. They are rarely driven by money unless it comes down to their ability to treat others and pay their fair share.

When it comes to significant purchases or financial decisions, they may feel overwhelmed by the details but rarely like to ask for help. Instead, they spend days stressed and figure out their financial plans on their own rather than call an expert. They feel more accomplished this way. This allows them to weigh all the options to always make the best possible informed decision.


Virgo’s birthstone is Blue Sapphire, which provides them with good luck and safety throughout all their life endeavors.Other crystals for Virgo are:
  • Carnelian: provides Virgo with much-needed courage and inspiration to seek out their passions and dreams of prosperity.
  • Jade: provides a calming source of energy that helps to gather and center them.
  • Leopard Skin Jasper: helps ease worry.
  • Moss Agate: known for promoting expanding business and prosperity in whatever the Virgo seeks to harvest.

Influential Virgo People & Celebrities

These are some famous Virgos:

  • Michael Jackson
  • Mother Teresa
  • Warren Buffet
  • Tim Burton
  • John McCain
  • Narendra Modi
  • Stephen King
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Jesse Owens
  • Roald Dahl
  • Blake Lively
  • Alexander Skarsgård
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Chris Pine
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Zendaya
  • Jungkook
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Beyoncé
  • Idris Elba
  • Pink
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Colin Firth
  •  Nick Jonas
  • Jason Derulo
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