August 23 – September 22
SYMBOL: The Maiden
RULING PLANET: Mercury
COLOUR: Olive green and caramel
BODY PARTS: Digestive tract, lower intestines and spleen
Virgos are smart, correct, and analytical. The perfectionist of the zodiac, you are always striving for excellence. This can mean that you are especially hard on yourself when you feel your best isn’t good enough. You have a proactive approach to life and feel most comfortable when you are in control. Amongst your best qualities are your precision, intelligence, and reliability. As for weaknesses, you can be critical, overly cautious and cold. Your moral standards are second to none, and your priorities are worthy of a gold medal.
Virgo is an earth sign which is associated with logic and practicality, preferring a structured routine that is efficient and well-organised. Virgos are often on an eternal quest to bring order to the chaos of the world around them.
Career and Money:
You are methodical in the workplace, shining in jobs that require high-grade organisation. You excel in a profession with a reliable career ladder and a slew of opportunities for promotion. A conscientious worker, you take responsibility seriously. You hate distractions, but when you are given a proper environment where you can focus, perfection can be safely expected. Virgos are often drawn to scholarly, service orientated jobs or tasks that demand meticulous attention. Due to your desire to help humankind and eye for detail, suitable career choices include medicine, graphic design, journalism, administration, and working in the health industry.
Mature and practical in all aspects of life, you are especially concerned about money management. It is in your nature to be careful with your finances, and you usually have a stash of savings, just in case. At times you tend to humble brag a little too much. You take pride in discovering low-cost solutions to
problems and in your overall thrifty skills. Others call you frugal or at worst, stingy, but you simply appreciate the value of a dollar.
Virgos favour their head over their heart when it comes to romance, preferring to take their time to build a connection. A kind heart and a sharp mind light your fire. In the bedroom, you are a pleasing and sensational lover. You seek long-term commitment and are discerning about who you allow into your sacred space. Love is expressed with thoughtful actions and shy but effective flirtation. The biggest problem you face is when you doubt your value and insecurity gets the better of you. Worrying about your physical flaws during the throes of passion can prevent you from climaxing while being relaxed and confident brings out the sexual tigress in you.
Taurus and Capricorn really turn you on, belonging to your earth sign tribe. Pisces is a good match for you, as their kind and sensitive nature makes for a harmonious relationship. Unless you fall for a Fish that swims against the current, which would be a terrible choice of partner, promising nothing but misery. Sagittarians find your well organised ways neurotic and borderline OCD. While Archers are much too devil-may-care for your liking.
Pairing up with a fellow Virgo offers plenty of compatibilities. You’ll communicate well and share a desire for perfection but have to be careful not to be too critical of each other.
Family and Friendship
Virgos are dedicated to their family members and are especially attentive towards children, elderly, or the sick. Your family regards you as responsible, helpful, and nurturing. Relatives know they can rely on you when problems arise. However, they can also find you to be too judgmental when you are offering your input. Virgos can be described as the glue that holds a family together.
Friends see you as ‘the sensible one’, turning to you to problem solve sticky situations. At times, you come across as too finicky and can throw shade if your bestie puts one foot wrong. Throughout your life, you collect a small
intimate tribe of cherished friends. Not one to dive into new friendships quickly, you take your time building on established connections which can last decades.
Prone to a fussy digestive system, you can be more susceptible to indigestion and bloating. Obsessive worrying and nervous strain often plague you, which inevitably leads to anxiety disorders. Learning to relax and cultivating tools to ease mental tension is essential for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Virgos are super health-conscious. A diet of full of fibre including green leafy vegetables, quinoa, oats and nuts will nourish your body as well as assist your nervous system and lower intestines. Highly sensitive to toxins and additives, you should try to avoid overly processed foods.
By Natasha Weber @astrotash