Virgo: August 23 – September 22

Ruled by Mercury – Mutable Earth

Key Words: Methodical, Industrious, Analytical

Typically, Virgos are industrious workers with a natural eye for detail. They are the zodiac perfectionists to the point that their need for perfection can drive others mad! They have strong analytical abilities yet need to be aware that to over analyse a situation can mean a loss of perspective so they may lose sight of the real issues. In other words, they may not see the forest for the trees.

They are happiest when they are being of service to others. They thrive on being able to assist and support those who need it. They can create order where none exists, going about their work quietly and efficiently. They can be pedantic and stay focused on one point which may narrow in their thinking and they need to be aware of this.

The Virgo constitution is more delicate than most and often the stress of striving for perfection can see them suffer intestinal problems. Overwork will cause them to react physically and they quickly learn that to maintain their stamina they need to pace themselves and look after their bodies.

They are incisive, analytical and practical in their thinking patterns. They are not necessarily visionaries and often fail to see the bigger picture. When confronted with a problem they will instinctively break it down into small pieces analyse it and find solutions. They want to know why something is the way that it is. As a consequence, they can be great researchers.

In relationships, Virgo, as their symbolism, the virgin, suggests they can be shy in asserting themselves. Because of the need for perfection, they may have unsatisfactory love lives or relationships in general because nobody quite measures up. They may lack the confidence to initiate a relationship so courting may be a slow process. There is a sensuality and gentleness that exists in most Virgos yet you’ll need to dig a bit for them to share this very private side of their nature.

Virgo – The Dark Side

Fussy, Hypercritical, Inflexible

On a bad day, Virgo personalities can get stuck on a point and not move from it no matter what argument for change you offer. They become hypercritical so it won’t matter what you say to them they simply won’t hear you. They may nitpick everything you have done and try to manage the minutiae of anything you are about to die. You may see them nit-pick, be hypercritical, overly fastidious and fickle.

Famous Virgos

Pippa Middleton, Keanu Reeves, Charlie Sheen, Michael Bublé, Pink, Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jeremy Irons, Freddy Mercury, Jason Statham, Beyoncé Knowles, Sean Connery, Stephen King, Cameron Diaz and Prince Harry.