Virgo - August 23 - September 22

Artemis, Louvre

People born between August 23rd and September 22nd have their Sun in Virgo. Virgo’s have an enormous capacity for love, strive for perfection and adore animals, particularly small, exotic ones. If your Moon is in Virgo or if it is your rising sign, the traits of this sign will mix with those of your Sun sign.

Duality: Feminine
Quality: Mutable
Planet Mercury
House 6th
Gemstone: Sardonyx, Sapphire
Colors: Green, navy blue, dark brown
Symbol: The Virgin
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Lucky Numbers: 5 and 3
Flower: Pansy
Animals: Small dogs, cats, birds, fish
Part of the Body: The nervous system, intestines

The symbol for Virgo is a woman (a virgin of the harvest) holding a sheaf of wheat and a pictograph that represents closed genitalia. The legend associated with Virgo is of Astra, the Greek goddess of love and purity. Astra was the last of the Gods to leave Earth after Pandora opened a box that let evils into the world. She ascended to the heavens and became the constellation Virgo. Ancient Greeks believed that when the Golden Age of man arrived on earth she would return.

Virgo's prize intelligence, their own and that of others. Analytical and exacting they love to gather facts and then practically apply what they know. Sometimes, however, they focus so much on details that they miss the whole picture or over-complicate issues. While critical, they don't take criticism well; if you become frustrated because a Virgo seems to be missing the main point, it's best to just let it go.

Superb problem solvers, Virgo's often pick up on aspects of situations that other people miss. They can often intuitively understand what people's real motivations are so it's hard to pull the wool over their eyes. They give wonderful advice and have a low tolerance for nonsense.

Money matters to a Virgo and they are excellent bookkeepers. They have wonderful taste and want the best but will always look for a way to get obtain it as cheaply as possible. Over-indulgence is very rare for them.

Somewhat shy and reserved, Virgo's can find it hard to relax in large groups of people. They shine in intimate settings with one or two friends. Small talk doesn't appeal to them; they're too perceptive. Their charm and wit will enchant others as long as they don't feel overwhelmed.

Virgo's are kind and have a lot of love to give. They are loyal and if they love someone, they try everything they can to make them happy. Warm, meaningful relationships bring out the best in them. Virgo's enter relationships carefully and their feelings emerge slowly. They believe in true love and once they find it, caution falls to the wind and passion takes over.

Famous Virgo's Speak

That damn James Bond. I'd like to kill him."

Sean Connery, actor

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

Agatha Christie, writer

"Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse."

Lily Tomlin, comedian

"You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now."

Lauren Bacall, actress

"Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it."

Great Garbo, actress

"Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be."

Grandma Moses, painter

"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative."

H.G. Wells, writer

"Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it."

Jimmy Connors, tennis pro

"Try to find your deepest issue in every confusion, and abide by that."

D.H. Lawrence, writer

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