(August 23 - September 22)
Polarity: Feminine – Negative
Symbol: The virgin. Represents the pure and perfect. Fertility.
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Key words: Analytical, practical, efficient, perfectionist, demanding.
Positive Points: Efficiency, integrity, practical creativity, common sense, reliability, good eye for detail.
Negative Points: Critical, pedantic attitude, overly self-demanding.
Virgo Mantra: “The Universe is perfect, there is no need to judge or criticize it. I am tolerant and accept others as they are without judging them”.
Earth sign and feminine, it is ruled by the planet Mercury, the star of intelligence. Hence, Virgo is a sign of mental structuring, analysis and order. Since it is an earth element sign, it expresses itself on a physical, earthly and sensory level. Those born under this zodiac sign stand out for their prudence, reserve, discretion and sense of duty.
Virgos like to analyze problems and always want to know the why, when and where of things. They can have a tendency to be nervous and worried, so they need to learn to relax.
Their quest for perfection makes them the most refined sign of the Zodiac, but also the most fussy. Their patience and spirit of service are excellent qualities that require moderation in order to keep a balance in themselves.
Virgo’s karmic challenge is to exercise judgment and discernment without becoming critical or pedantic.
The Tarot Arcanum of Virgo is The Hermit
The Hermit is a symbol of experience, knowledge and inner life. As number IX it symbolizes the end of a cycle, the closing of a stage in which it will be necessary to look within. The man carries a lantern that represents the light that illuminates his path, that which gives him direction and makes him move forward to reach his destination or goal. This path is presented as slow but sure, and in order to reach its end, he must rely on his willpower and inner strength. It will be a path marked by solitude, inner growth and wisdom. This card also expresses the detachment from all frivolities to find your way.
The 3 gems for Virgo
Sodalite is an excellent gemstone for communication. This ocean blue gemstone connects with the Throat Chakra and gives confidence and drive. It improves your relationships on a personal level, opening your feelings and letting go.
Hematite is a gem of strength that acts to enhance the skills and qualities of a Virgo, inspiring them to overcome their limits, feel more self-confident and get out of their comfort zone. It stabilizes emotional balances, accentuates their leadership abilities and dissipates inner fears and insecurities.
Lapis Lazuli, the Gem of power and wisdom, formerly used by royalty, highlighting the Egyptian era as one of its main stones in jewelry making. Related to deep inner knowledge, harmonizing the physical and emotional planes and bringing clarity and objectivity. A very positive quality for Virgos who tend to analyze excessively and their perfectionist eagerness, providing inner balance and calming an exacerbated self-demand.
Exercises to work on this sign:
- For one day, do not criticize or judge.
- Try to see the whole and not the parts.
- Don’t try to do more than you can and want to do.
- Eliminate obligations. Tear up your to-do list.
- See your needs before those of others.
To see the compatibility between two people is not only important the sun sign (horoscope) but many other elements of a birth chart. The most advisable is to make a synastry of the people involved. However, we leave you below the general features of compatibility with the sign Virgo.
Virgo with Aries: Efficiently active combination. Aries can teach Virgo to act with determination. Virgo can teach Aries to be patient and to pay attention to details.
Virgo with Taurus: Effectively practical combination. Taurus can teach Virgo to concentrate and not procrastinate in their duties. Virgo can teach Taurus to find more efficient ways to get things done.
Virgo with Gemini: Very intellectual combination. Gemini can teach Virgo to see multiple possibilities with a light spirit and less worry. Virgo can teach Gemini to be meticulous, detail-oriented and organized.
Virgo with Cancer: Combination of practical and mutual consideration. Cancer can teach Virgo to be emotionally receptive. Virgo can teach Cancer to be analytical and have the ability to be discerning of their emotions.
Virgo with Leo: Combination of generosity and service at its best. Leo can teach Virgo to shine on its own. Virgo can teach Leo to be humble and serve others.
Virgo with Virgo: Flawless, efficient combination with a tendency to perfection.
Virgo with Libra: Intellectual combination that seeks harmony. Libra can teach Virgo to be more sociable and have a more relaxed attitude towards life. Virgo can teach Libra to take care of details and to pay attention to the really important matters.
Virgo with Scorpio: Intensely deep and analytical combination. Scorpio can teach Virgo to feel more and examine less. Virgo can teach Scorpio not to overdo their emotional dramatizations.
Virgo with Sagittarius: Combination of much intellectual stimulation. Sagittarius can teach Virgo to see the forest and not just the tree. Virgo can teach Sagittarius to see the tree in the middle of the forest.
Virgo with Capricorn: Safe, reliable and loyal combination. Capricorn can teach Virgo to be practical. Virgo can teach Capricorn to be more efficient in their day to day life.
Virgo with Aquarius: Combination of intellectual exchange. Aquarius can teach Virgo to see life with new alternatives. Virgo can teach Aquarius to organize his or her mind.
Virgo with Pisces: Complementary combination of sensitivity and mutual service. Pisces can teach Virgo to be less analytical, imagine and dream. Virgo can teach Pisces to attend to practical and earthly matters.