AUGUST 24 – September 23
|Key life phrase||I Serve|
|Zodiac totem||The Virgin|
|Zodiac symbol||As above|
|Zodiac facts||6th sign of the zodiac, common, barren, feminine, dry|
|Key characteristics||Loving, susceptible, sympathetic, sensual, faithful, instinctive, charitable, over-reactive and moody|
|Compatible star signs||Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces|
|Mismatched signs||Aries, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Libra|
|Career planets||Mercury, Mars and Pluto|
|Spiritual and karmic planets||Venus and Saturn|
|Lucky numbers and significant years||5, 6, 8, 14, 15, 17, 23, 24, 26, 32, 33, 35, 41, 42, 44, 50, 51, 53, 62, 71, 77 and 80|
|Lucky gems||Green jade, emerald, green quartz, diamond, white coral|
|Lucky fragrances||Lavender, chamomile, verbena, patchouli,peppermint, rosemary, basil, black pepper and lemon|
|Affirmation-mantra||I am relaxed and deserve to be served as well as serve|
|Lucky days||Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays|
Virgo is earthy and represents the sixth sign of the zodiac. You belong to a group of people known for their perfectionism and highly analytical minds. There’s a bit of a joke about how precise and demanding Virgos are but when you think about it, what’s wrong with being tidy, organised and clean? In a way, you are misunderstood and your attention to detail, your desire for excellence and hygiene is not as bad as some might think.
You have a rather unusual preoccupation of being extremely fastidious and also critical of the world. Some of the people that know you feel as if your standards are way too high to live up to. If only they knew just how critical you are of yourself! You don’t really expect any more of others than you do of yourself. And after a time those that hang out or live with you start to learn some vital lessons about the true meaning of work and achievement. This due to your high standards.
When you do express your criticism of something it’s more than likely because you’ve analysed and summed up a situation correctly before acting out your thoughts. While some people might find this an annoying habit, others will never hesitate to involve you in their work. These people recognize your natural talents and will invite you onto their social scene and involve you in their personal projects, as your expertise is highly valued.
You make a wonderful impression with your skilful insights and broad-based knowledge. Simply put, you are a most interesting person to be with. When others get to know you a little more, you can be a fascinating person with all sorts of useful tidbits of information.
On the most practical level you really like to do things properly, meticulously by working through the work or service you perform on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter how small or large the task, you take pride in how well you do it. You investigate things before diving in. Once you have all the information required you complete your task to the best of your ability.
Others who aren’t quite as precise in the way they carry out their own work find it hard dealing with you. In your own mind there’s no point in doing anything half-heartedly. You’d rather not do it at all. You are very clear on this.
Time is also important to you. So you like to make sure you use it well. It would be unusual to find a disorganized Virgo. Keeping a diary and making lists are a favorite pastime of yours. Of course having the right pen and paper to keep your lists is just as important so a favourite hangout for some Virgos is the local stationery supply store. It sounds a little weird sure, but you do need to have the right pen to write with!
You are cautious about all manner of things from how much the food bill costs to what type of person is just right for you in your social or romantic life. You have a hawk eye and can spot an error a mile away. If that food bill is out by 5 cents you’ll pick it up.
Your Virgoan antenna is sharp as a tack and you’ll pay special attention to the fine detail of any subject matter. You’re also very well read and interested in a variety of topics. You consider yourself an eternal student of sorts.
Some people think you’re shy and unassuming but this is only because you cautiously like to observe and analyse people and situations before jumping to conclusions. You do have a keen intelligence and a capacity for learning but prefer to make your decisions based on sound judgments. Practical facts are preferable to naive or airy fairy beliefs according to you.
If you’re born between the 24th August and 3rd September you really don’t like to be the centre of attention. You become quite embarrassed if singled out in the crowd. You’d prefer to remain anonymous. You are the quiet achiever who likes to remain in the background concentrating on getting things done right without too much hullabaloo.
If you’re born between the 4th and 14th of September you bring a clear and decisive viewpoint to any matter at hand. You’re a quick thinker and although you are logical in the way you live your life, you do have moments of intuition that surprise even you! Don’t become too serious though!
Allow yourself to express your youthful and innocent qualities if you are born between the 15th and 23rd of September. Venus, your co-ruler adds sensuality to your character. You will always remain young and pleasure seeking. Growing old gracefully doesn’t appeal to you. Life is to be lived to the fullest.
THREE CLASSES OF VIRGO
August 24 – September 3
Those Virgos born between the 24th August and 3rd September don’t really like to be the centre of attention and can become embarrassed if singled out from the crowd. You are what can be termed the quiet achiever and prefer anonymity to being a show stopper.
September 4 – 14
If you’re born between the 4th and 14th of September you are a quick thinker, can reach a decisive viewpoint without too much trouble and at times you have moments of intuition that surprise you. Watch that you don’t become bogged down in a serious way.
September 15 – 23
Between the 15th and 23rd September you are the most sensual of the Virgos as Venus, your co-ruler, brings out this side of your nature. Remaining young and pleasure seeking is far more appealing to you than growing old gracefully. Life for you is to be lived to the fullest.
BORN ON A CUSP?
Virgo – Leo Cusp
If you happen to be born during the period of August 21st to the 28th, you’re born on the borderline or cusp of the preceding sign of Leo, which is the 5th sign of the zodiac and your own, which is the 6th sign of the zodiac. As such, you are ruled by both the Sun and the planet Mercury. This makes you a person of sunny disposition with a strong intellectual leaning.
Being methodical, you’re inclined to be a hard worker but unlike the typical Virgo, you have no problem standing out in the limelight and being the centre of attention, taking full credit for anything and everything that you do.
With a mixture of Solar and Mercurial energies, you have a unique type of intuition which serves you well. You understand the people you come in touch with through amazing subtle intellectual flashes. You usually trust this.
Unfortunately, if you’re not recognised for what you do, unlike the typical Virgo of your birth sign, you may start to feel inwardly unfulfilled and frustrated. This will impact on your health adversely so you must find away to bring this part of your nature out into the open so that you don’t develop grudges and become a closed off person.
You have an unusual blend of extrovert and introvert qualities, which puts you in the perfect position of being able to associate with all sorts of people. There are times when others don’t understand you because you swing between these two extremes of your personality.
Virgo – Libra Cusp
If you were born between the 14th and the 21st of September, you fall in that area of the zodiac that is jointly governed by two star signs – Virgo and Libra. Your ruling sign is ruled by Mercury and Libra by Venus, which astrologically is an excellent combination, endowing you with both intellectual qualities as well as artistic and cultural interests.
You are an elegant Virgo, due to the influence of Libra, but also have a shrewd and analytical mind with great powers of perception and intuition. This combined influence endows you with considerable lack as you have the best of both worlds, namely the mental and emotional.
To explain a little about Libra is important here as it will endow you with many of the traits of that star sign. First and foremost, Libra needs to be seen to be beautiful and acceptable. Coupled with your predisposition to be highly self – critical, even over minor personality flaws within yourself, means that you could constantly struggle to be accepted by others, not because they don’t like you but because you have an erroneous conception about how they see you. Try to accept yourself for who you are and then others will naturally accept you as well.
You’re attracted to beautiful things and are quite likely a sensual and loving person. You have exotic tastes and love the best in furnishings and as far as personal grooming is concerned, you have a knack for looking really smart and elegant, but will never overdo it with gaudy looking attire.
You have a great imagination but have a tendency to stick to yourself. Some people might think that you’re elitist and are snubbing your nose up at them, and this is why you need to prove them wrong. You should show those aspects of your personality that are kind, caring and service orientated. Others will soon realise that their judgment of you is rather harsh.
You need to be surrounded by quiet and soothing things. You need people in your life who understand you, are peaceful by nature and can share some of the artistic and cultural interests that you do as well.
Being ruled by Venus makes you prone to overindulgence in pleasure, food and other activities in life. As Mercury is a sensitive planet you need to be on guard against overdoing things and regulating your life with discipline.