Virgo – The Perfectionist

part of Zodiac Signs

Virgo is the caring perfectionist of the Zodiac. Read more about the sixth sign of the Zodiac.

Characteristics: mutable feminine earth sign ruled by Mercury. Virgo connects the flexibility of a mutable sign, sobriety and methodicalness of the earth sign with the rationality of the planet Mercury. Virgo has a docile and diligent nature with the ability of fine distinguishing, she can  navigate in chaos and keeps herself grounded.


Temperament: melancholic

Symbolical picture: dust, particles

Zodiac phase: 6th – the refinement

In humanistic astrology Virgo symbolises distinguishing, regulation and control of one's emotions through various techniques (e.g. exercise, self-criticism, meditation...) which brings purification and uplift before entering the higher collective whole.

Complementary, opposite sign: Pisces

Relationships with other signs: Virgo is compatible with other earth signs – Taurus and Capricorn, she can establish a friendly relationship with Cancer and Scorpio but there is tension between her and other mutable signs – Gemini and Sagittarius.

Nature: Virgo people are practical and rational, they tend to self-sacrifice because they try to subordinate their own interests to the more important things. Because they are so demanding with others, Virgo people are very critical to other people and they also damage their own self-confidence with their self-criticism. Out of being exact observers and because of their carefulness and existential fear, Virgo people keep looking for the ways to save money and energy. These people are able to defend their actions both against themselves and the others. No one can tell healthy from unhealthy, useful from useless and good from harmful  better than them. They like to use this skill in other's favor, therefore they like to take the roles where they can take care of an organism or a system and protect it. They are usually happy in a subordinate position anyway. Their reliability and quiet adaptability are appealing, these attributes are derived from their need to avoid unnecessary complications and live their life in a safe and effective way. Virgo people are usually smart, humble, neat, precise, hardworking, methodical and rather skeptical with strictly rational behaviour, but on the other hand they may be petty, calculative, anxious, boring and emotionally cold. They have the sense of detail which suits them for activities which require accuracy. They may irritate other people with their pedantry. Virgos deal mostly with effort to thoroughly observe their surroundings, the analysis of the information gained and assesing them in order to create the most effective and inconspicious strategy.  
Virgo's effort to keep the hygienic standard in order to avoid the possibility of infection and avoid any smell often creates an impression of sterility. Her respect for the commands and rules connects with strenuousness, she accomplishes all her tasks carefully. For Virgo the existence means obligation, order and virtues. Sometimes it could be said that these people are rather able to manage chaos well than they are really that neat.

Appearance: scrutinous glance, dark eyes and hair, medium or big slim symmetrical figure, often knock-knees, reddish or dark skin, round face, often looks younger than she really is, usually great physical strength, not very graceful (valid mostly in case there is an ascendant, although each person reflects several elements from whole horoscope. Appearance may be significantly changed by the characteristics of the ascendant planet).

Body: abdominal muscles, intestines, peritoneum, diaphragm, nervous system

Predispositions to diseases: digestion problems, stomachache, flatulence, intestinal colic, constipation, colitis, intestinal diseases

Professional dispositions: doctor, pharmacist, vet, nurse, biologist, nutritionist; services – craftsman, hostess, waiter, babysitter, secretary, officer; occupations requiring accuracy – watchmaker, locksmith, technical drawer, computer expert, statistician, accountant, documentarian, engineer, chemist; administrative or office jobs preferably in a subordinate position.

Fatal influence: The analogy of the 6th House of the individual horoscope – general influence on health, diseases, uncles, aunts, servants, tenants, smaller animals and occupation.

Tags: Mercury Virgo