(August 23st - September 22nd)
Virgo is a mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury and Chiron. Its key phrase
is "I analyze" and boy do they ever. Their greatest shortcoming
is extreme criticalness, which they project inward as well as outward.
They are their own worst enemy and if they allow themselves to become
too concerned about their health and bodies can become hypochondriacs.
Physically Virgo rules the small intestines and the assimilation system
of the body. The need for this sign to "digest" everything in
their path explains the connection physically. They are depicted as the
harvesters, surrounded by stalks of wheat. And so their task in life is
to absorb and sift through all of life's experiences, an unending venture.
This explains their nervous nature.
They are incredibly practical and down to earth, though they may lose
that stability when love enters the picture. They can be very demanding
and their need is to learn to love unconditionally. This is primarily
an intellectual sign and that is why Venus, the planet of love does so
poorly when placed here.
This sign is the best with small things. It rules small animals and the
detail necessary to be a good jeweler, knitter or any artisan that requires
such precision. Many Virgos work in the health industry, sometimes as
veterinarians, combining their affinity for animals with their natural
ability to heal. They make excellent nurses, using their talents in a
In love this earthy sign is quite sensual and often, because of their
great ability to recognize detail, make very good lovers. Feeling unconditional
love is one of the few things that allow them to relax. You must remember
that your Virgo lover can't help be picky or nervous. They need constant
reassurance, a small price to pay for love.