Virgo Zodiac Sign Traits

Perfection comes in the form of Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac.

Hermit Tarot Card for Virgo
Tarot Card:
The Hermit
Virgo Zodiac Sign Glyph
Glyph:
The Virgin
Virgo Planet
Ruling Planet:
Mercury
Virgo Astrology House
Ruling House:
6th House of Routine
Virgo Astrology Element
Element:
Earth
Virgo Color
Color:
Brown & Green

More About Virgo

This hardworking, detail-oriented, and critical sign is represented by the Virgin for its pure and discriminating nature. Observant Virgo is quick to notice flaws and fix them, helping others reach their highest potential. One of Virgo’s strongest abilities is to take in a wealth of information, and pick out only what’s important and useful. This makes Virgo one of the most productive and efficient signs of all.

What we love about Virgo

Impeccably reliable, you can always count on Virgo to come through for you in a pinch

Why Virgo drives us nuts

Virgo's perfectionism can sometimes be negative, and it can lead them to become too critical of others

Virgo advice

Loosen up every once in a while -- no one is perfect, not even you!

Virgo celebrities

Beyonce, Jimmy Fallon, Blake Lively, Tim Burton, Keanu Reeves, Michael Jackson, Michelle Williams, Prince Harry, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Chris Pine, Pink, and Cameron Diaz

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Hermit Tarot Card for Virgo

Virgo's Tarot Card: The Hermit

Put on your thinking caps as we analyze The Hermit, the Tarot card of Virgo. This card challenges us to find comfort in solitude, and to use quiet time alone to absorb the answers we need. Virgo can be a shielded sign, scrutinizing when and to whom it will share its words and feelings with. Containing things in its own mind, like the Hermit, Virgos are able to mull over all the messages they receive to discover the treasure they are looking for. The meditative Hermit also reminds Virgo to balance the meticulous details of daily life with a healthy dose of spirituality.

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Virgo Zodiac Sign Glyph

Virgo's Symbol: The Virgin

The Virgin, so pure and perfect, is the symbol associated with the zodiac sign Virgo. In the same way that Virgo is acutely aware of flaws and anything that might be off or wrong, the Virgin is naturally mindful of what’s right and wrong. The Virgin is known to be innocent and supportive, much like Virgo who has a fierce loyalty and humble servitude to those it loves. However, as strong as the Virgin loves, she also looks on with discriminating eyes and encourages Virgo to do the same.

Virgo Planet

Virgo's Ruling Planet: Mercury

Mental and mouthy Mercury rules the intelligent yet witty sign of Virgo. Mercury is the planet that influences information, and Virgo is highly skilled with handling information -- meticulously narrowing down what’s useful and cutting out what’s not. As an incredibly observant and analytical sign, this skill makes Virgo a sensible source of information and ideas. This acute sense of knowledge and fact also makes Virgo a trustworthy and helpful ally.

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Virgo Astrology House

Virgo's Ruling House: 6th House of Routine

As the 6th sign in the zodiac, Virgo rules over the 6th House of Routine. The 6th house is a representation of your daily habits, your approach to wellness, work, and your concept of personal growth. Virgo’s love of structure, penchant for planning, and focus on improvement are strongly represented in this house that’s all about regimens and patterns.

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Virgo Astrology Element

Virgo's Element: Earth

The element of Earth empowers Virgo to become a rock of reliability. Virgo is an observant and practical sign that is acutely aware of its surrounding world, especially if something is wrong or out of place. Similarly, the Earth element focuses on the reality of the world around you -- what’s happening right here, right now? The idea of routine and cycles is strong in the Earth element, and in Virgo’s role as the maiden of the annual harvest.

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Virgo Color

Virgo's Color: Brown & Green

Shades of brown and green -- the natural colors that are connected to Mother Nature -- are the colors of Virgo. Brown represents stability, which Virgo, as an Earth sign, has in spades. As the sign of the harvest, Virgo is also connected to this color by the golden-brown hue of wheat. In nature green is the color of growth, which is represented by Virgo’s desire for personal improvement, and its innate connection to its surroundings.

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Virgo's Quality: Mutable

As the last zodiac sign of summer, the hot days are getting shorter and Virgo uses its Mutable energy to sweep the season to a close. Virgo’s love of structure and planning help us prepare for the change of seasons, the approach of cooler weather, and the harvest that is quickly approaching.

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Born on the Virgo Cusp

If you're born about three days before or after the Sun changes signs, you're "on the cusp" and you might find that you possess personality traits from your neighboring sign. According to The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Thomas Rezek, each cusp period has a name that reflects the distinct energy it carries.

August 19-25

The Cusp of Exposure

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September 19-25

The Cusp of Beauty

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