Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Virgo is the 6th Sign of the Zodiac and the second of the Earth signs situated after Taurus and before Capricorn. Virgo is a sign of Mutable Quality and is traditionally ruled by Mercury along with Gemini. In modern Western Astrology, Virgo is also co-ruled by the maverick planetoid Chiron and two of the four largest of the asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. Vesta is dedicated to her cause, Ceres is a nurturer and Chiron symbolizes wounds that need to be healed by way of a holistic approach. This multiple rulership attests to the complexity of Virgo. The Zodiac glyph is the Virgin which is symbolic of purity, prudence, health, hygiene, humility and independence. Other common Virgo characteristics include analytical, critical, detailed, improvement oriented, intelligent, practical and refined. Virgo is the sign that denotes interest and concern with holism or how all parts function together to create a whole working system, ecology, healthy living habits, right vocation, genuine service and humility. Overly critical, picky, perfectionist, sarcastic, prone to worry, uptight, reserved, and insecure are common issues to overcome. Positively, Virgo is intelligent, humble, genuinely service-oriented, witty, resourceful, knowledgeable, scientific, punctual, precise, and extra healthy and health aware. Virgo is about using practical intelligence to heal, fix, improve and serve. Common occupations include scientists, researchers, scholars, teachers, writers, technicians, carpenters, servicemen, waiters, maids, secretaries and healers.
Popular Virgo personalities that depict this sign well include:
- Claudia Schiffer – model
- Leonard Bernstein – classical music conductor
- Mother Theresa
Recent Horoscopes for this Sun Sign:
An adventurous urge to explore new territory continues. This includes new initiatives in your career. Venus’s recent re-entry into Aries will prove provocative yet less complex than when it was retrograde. Mercury is still retrograde in Aries and this will contribute to keeping some important thoughts private.
The Sun in Taurus can actually prove to be quite adventurous for you. This time around it could well include romantic encounters. Yet, things are probably not quite as they appear. Avoid engaging people at face value. Exercise full empathy and remember, as the Buddha says, all beings suffer, proceed with this in mind.
Sometimes clearing the way literally involves removing things. At other times, the process includes replacing the old with the new. This can occur psychologically as well as physically, like now perhaps. The time is right to do some inner work. This can be as basic as gaining new knowledge and fresh perspectives.
You are deep in a process of change. It includes seeing a bigger picture and self-assertion to establish a new momentum. Spring stands be a bit stormy perhaps especially on relationship fronts. Business could be affected as well. If you find yourself feeling a little lost and dismayed, know that this too will pass soon.