Virgo (August 23 – September 22) is the sixth sign of the zodiac, represented by the Virgin or Maiden. They are a Mutable Earth sign ruled by Mercury. Those born under this sign tend to be analytical, organized, and deep-thinking. Though often reserved, Virgos tend to find self-fulfillment and happiness when they use their knack for discerning issues to help others reach their full potential. However, they can also be perfectionists and may become extremely critical or pessimistic under pressure. By keeping an even keel, Virgos can be great friends and team members for any other sign in the zodiac.
Green Jade is the birthstone for Virgo. It encourages taking responsibility for your own happiness, finances and goals. Known as the Sovereign for Harmony, it brings balance to the physical, mental and emotional aspects of family, work and relationships. It’s also a wonderful stone for boosting attention to detail, which is a typical Virgoan trait, and is said to have healing properties.
Blue Kyanite is one of those all-round crystals that's great for anyone to have, as it works on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. It’s a powerful transmitter and amplifier of energy which stimulates intuition, one of Virgoan's great capabilities. It's also a wonderful stone for inspiring loyalty, a Virgoan quality, as well as self-development and finding your true vocation.
Amethyst is a spiritual stone that reveals your uniqueness to other people. It’s all about embracing who you are - not how others wish to view you. Known for its calming and soothing qualities, Amethyst’s high vibration improves motivation, enhances intuition and promotes balance. So, if you need that boost in confidence when making decisions, this is a great stone to choose. Virgoans, with their desire to help people, often work with Amethyst to encourage selflessness through a raised sense of consciousness.
Virgoans can sometimes get a little serious and overburdened with responsibilities. Fluorite, with its fairy-like energy, can bring lightness and a sense of play to these moments. It can also calm your head if it’s wandering all over the place! Being a crystal that naturally neutralizes stress and negative energy, it’s a great crystal if you’re a therapist. It’ll also help boost you if you feel drained by the people around you. For students, Fluorite is wonderful for absorbing new information. Virgoans, who are naturally curious and passionate about learning, will adore this Virgo sun sign gemstone.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Strengths – Virgo is considered the most intelligent sign in the zodiac, as the place where Mercury is exalted. They are in fact truly practical and smart when it comes to everyday issues. Analytical and deep, their greatest strength is their mind at they should use it to resolve matters of life that obviously present to them for a reason. Clean and thorough, a Virgo will make everything that was broken, tainted or spoiled, clean, fixed and working again. This is why they are often found as healers, for some Virgos have a talent to fix broken hearts, souls, egos or bodies.
Weaknesses – The greatest weakness of any Virgo hides in their emotional world. While they rely on their mind to give them all the answers they seek, lack of understanding can lead them to hurtful, irrational experiences that they simply don’t understand. They need to accept their fragility, sensitivity and approach matters of the heart as valid, important and sensible. The other weakness these individuals have to face is a lack of awareness of their self-worth, shown through their need to always think less of themselves as if they cannot do anything that is satisfying enough.
Virgo In Relationships
As a mutable sign, Virgo is least consistent and reliable of all Earth signs in the zodiac. With all of their attention to detail in their professional or personal life, they will still often fail to look at the watch and be late, forget to call or change plans in the last minute. In most cases, their sense of responsibility and a strong push to become their own perfect version will move them forward and out of situations like these, but it will still be hard to trust them once the trust has been shaken for no obvious reason. A Virgo will seek similar people to socialize with, choose a partner who is open-minded and emotional, and be too strict and judgmental to those who show weaknesses they don’t want to see in themselves. Caring and nurturing, when a Virgo loves someone, they will obsessively do everything in their power to make their loved one feel good and satisfied. This can be a bit clingy and simply too much, but if they manage to understand other people’s real needs and boundaries, they should be just fine.
As partners - Virgo representatives get extremely caring once they build intimacy. In a way, this gives the impression they are too attached, and some of the more liberal signs could have trouble coping with their need for control. The important thing to understand here is that control is based on fear of losing the one they love, and with clearly set boundaries and love shown daily, this shouldn’t be a problem in the long run. In general, a Virgo will be attentive and nurturing, but at the same time reasonable and choosing their partner based on all sorts of different criteria – many of them not linked to emotions at all.
As parents – Virgos will act in a way they think is smart. Even though this may seem almost as if they lack emotion for their children, only their children will know just how much love hides behind the act. The truth is they care deeply but always want to remain rational so they don’t lose their temper or do something they will feel guilty about. Too much caution can make them distant, and they need to understand that emotions should be shared with family, more than anyone else, no matter if they are good or “bad”. Virgos love discipline and order, and if they stray from compassion, this can become a problem. In general, however, this is a good thing, and they have a natural ability to establish order and make things functional and supporting within their family.
As children – Virgos are more sensitive than meets the eye. Their curiosity can be described as unemotional or detached, and they need parents that can recognize their finest emotions and teach them how to name and express them in a socially acceptable manner. Obedient and modest by nature, they are easily hurt and their sense of self-worth needs to be built from day one. They will usually have good working habits and be responsible enough to know what falls under their jurisdiction in household activities. However, they have trouble realizing just how good is the work they have done, and need to be acknowledged when they lose sight of what they did good.
Love And Intimacy
If there is one thing a Virgo can’t accept in a romantic relationship, it is dishonesty. With Pisces in their seventh house, without idealistic views and trust everything else makes no sense at all. The element of Earth they belong to makes them somewhat stable, and when they are aware of all the rational and emotional benefits of the relationship they are in, they will remain faithful and full of support for their partner. Shy and difficult to open up, these individuals sometimes have trouble finding a partner at all, or at least finding someone they can actually connect with. Once they build up faith, they become much more mellow than it might have appeared at first, and this makes them extremely vulnerable.
A Virgo is analytical and hardworking, with a natural born ability to see where problems lie and fix them in their core. They are great programmers, healers and analysts, but sometimes fail to see their own value, or don’t have enough motivation to strive for greatness and build a career they could build with their set of skills. When they choose a job they love, and find the path that is supported by their surroundings, Virgos can easily reach leading positions, aware of their limitations, intelligent, and able to communicate with all sorts of people.
Understanding Your Virgo
Virgo is one of the most difficult signs to deeply understand, simply because of their closed nature and their inability to recognize or share emotions in a socially accepted manner. As a sign that brings Venus to fall, they have to learn how to enjoy life, live it in full color, and stop obsessing about things that “aren’t right” just as they are. Their emotional problems will easily lead to hypochondria, while they bury themselves in work and meaningless discussions that never stop. If you want a happy Virgo by your side, the first thing to do is give them enough love so they can relax. Only then will you see their true colors and the beauty they carry within.
Positive Virgo Traits
Intelligent with a strong ability to analyze, go in-depth, and discover all sorts of important information where no one else has dared to look.
Practical as all Earth signs, but with an accented ability to fix what is broken and clean what is used. This can be a negative trait if it goes to extremes, and a Virgo should always keep in mind that it is not healthy to hold on to things that are broken all the time.
Clean as a sign that speaks of clarity of mind, physiology, and sexuality. While this doesn’t turn into obsession, it is a quality that makes them good roommates, partners, and vacation buddies.
Negative Virgo Traits
Modest and even though this is often considered a positive trait, in the case of a Virgo, it is more often a negative one. Their entire life can be focused on finding a way to express their personality, become aware of their worth and get the respect they deserve. If they turn to the role of a victim, this can become an endless loop based solely on their inability to see what they deserve.
Obsessive about no matter what. Just like Scorpio can stick to its prey, Virgo will stick to information, rarely willing to move from one point if it is functional and proven to work. In a similar fashion, they will stick to problems, analysis, cleaning or toxic people.
Critical for their expectations from their own work, routine, ethics and love life don’t stop in their mind. Lack of emotional satisfaction will boost their ability to search for flaws, and they will seem focused to find them in circumstances and other people.