Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac,
and the Sun is in this sign from 23 August until 22 September each year.
The symbol for Virgo is the Virgin, denoting the puritanical demeanor
usually common to those of this sign.
- In Virgo the Sun is orderly and
thoughtful. With the Sun in Virgo you are predisposed to be hardworking,
conscientious, and well-organized. Modest, discriminating and thorough,
everything you do, you do well. Practical and down to earth, you are a
diligent worker with a competent, discriminating intellect. You are
highly analytical and exacting, especially adapted to handling projects
with painstaking perfection. Thus, you are fond of good workmanship and
the utmost in quality. You are dependable because your approach is
always one based on common sense and a realistic and analytical
assessment of the problem.
- You give much attention to detail, but
you can carry this to extremes, becoming fussy and critical, sometimes
interfering. Large-scale projects can overwhelm you because of your
insistence on perfection. Unless you can deliver such quality, you may
become frustrated and discouraged. There is always the tendency and
danger with Virgo that the big picture idea will be missed in search of
minute details. You expect yourself and everyone around you to be
perfect, often setting yourself up for disappointment. Your outlook is
too negative and picky sometimes.
- Modest and unassuming, you are usually
content to live in the background. Your attitude, at times, can become
puritanical and prudish. You consider yourself an ordinary person, and
you are never given to any airs of pretentiousness or showing off. There
may be a tendency for you to see your role as one of service and "behind
the scenes" support activity.
- You have a serious attitude toward
refining your mind and acquiring knowledge. With your highly varied
interests, you can gain a remarkable amount of data about different
subjects. You instinctively know that you must grasp all parts before
you can fully understand the whole. Systematizing and detail
organization are your strengths. You are idealistic, but always
practical and reasonable. You're not likely to make general statements
based on too few facts.
- You may be somewhat health conscious, for
you have an instinctive sense of balance in diet. You're very sensible
in taking care of your health, and for that matter, the health of
others. Often, the Virgo becomes exceptionally neat and orderly, even a
bit neurotic about cleanliness. You're likely to be susceptible to
stress related problems because you do tend to worry too much.
In Virgo, Mercury produces a mind that is
logical, but highly critical. You are mathematical, practical and
careful about details. You are one of those people who catches on to
things quickly, and you carry out your tasks in an orderly and
businesslike manner. This placement indicates excellent analytical
abilities, and a good common sense approach to most mental activities.
You require orderly surroundings and efficient methods of
There is some tendency for you to lack
confidence or at least to seem to lack confidence. The hesitation that
precedes action probably relates to your habit of checking, double
checking and going over things one last time, before taking final
You rarely allow yourself to be spread so
thin that you can't be sure of producing your standard of accuracy and
discrimination. You want such a degree of minute precision and accuracy
that many will perceive you as a nit-picker.
It is not at all uncommon for those with
Mercury in Virgo to seek professional and financial success by acquiring
much education and special technical skills. You also may possess special
abilities in communication and in general writing. Your use of the
language and grammar is probably near perfect. Be careful not to become to
obsessed with detail and work, becoming shy and withdrawn, and failing to
do as well as you should in casual and leisure conversation.
- If Venus is in Virgo in your chart it
produces tendencies to over-analyze emotions. You may be critical of
those you are near. You play it safe in affairs of the heart. This
position often produces a cool exterior that is a cover for romantic
- You may not think of yourself so much as
shy, but rather just careful and cautious. You want to know what to
expect in a romantic situation, and sometimes this isn't easy to
predict. You do have deep emotions, but you keep them in check. You feel
it better to be safe than sorry.
- Venus in Virgo has a subtle charm that
doesn't come on strong. The natural analytic trait found here may stand
in the way of making any sort of romantic commitment until you are sure
what you are doing. The object of your affection must be clearly what
you want. You categorize everything including people, keeping your
emotional life neat and well organized.
- You see love as commitment and devotion.
Fidelity is an absolute must. You are true and capable of complete
romantic involvement, but never with showy or demonstrative displays.
You show you care by be constant in taking care of details and focusing
on the practical needs of your partner.
- No one gets better treatment in a
relationship than does your chosen mate. You have polite manners, a neat
personal appearance, fastidious personal hygiene, so you are repelled by
the uncouth in any form. While you are constant in relationships, you
insist that your lovers share your ideals and high standards. You would
prefer living the solo life to dealing with someone who fails to live up
to your standards.
- A Virgo Moon generates a definite reserve
in expression, and a personality that is often critical and analytical.
You are not unemotional, but it is difficult for you to delineate what
you feel. Consequently, you can sometimes come across as a little cold,
detached, or prudish. You can seem stuffy and proud, when in fact, you
are rather easily hurt.
Your desire to be considered superior
intellectually may be a cover for a deep-seated inferiority complex.
Often, this position denotes a shyness and a decided lack of
self-confidence. You respond well to encouragement and appreciation, and
you have a need for these to stay your emotionally overeager nature.
Overly critical of yourself, you assume that people will judge you harshly
and find you lacking. You may feel that people don't like you, for this is
a placement that shows much lack of self-esteem. Thus, you tend to pretty
much keep your feelings under wraps.
You have a desire to serve others, but not
enough understanding of the other person's feelings. Consequently, you
follow your intellect rather than your intuitions in most situations. You
have trouble understanding other people's motivations and intentions. Your
reactions are often rather cool, deliberate, detailed and analytical. You
don't like emotional expressions, because you really don't understand
them. Analyzing emotions may occupy a good bit of your time.
This is not a very sexual position for the
Moon for there is an introverted aspect to this placement. Even when your
feelings are engaged, your shyness makes it hard for you to be
demonstrative with your affections. Instead you express caring by doing
things for the people you love, trying to make yourself indispensable to
your loved ones so they won't be able to get along without you. Whether in
a relationship or not, you enjoy doing things for people and you are at
your best when you are able to take care of someone who is needy. You
never shy away from such responsibility.
You do understand reality and practicality,
and you react in a very common sense manner, never viewing the world
through "rose colored glasses". Mental qualities are emphasized by this
position, but the qualities in Virgo are practical and useful. You want
what you want, when and how you want it. You don't value learning for
learning sake, but for the use and application that can be made of the
learning. Temperamental at times, you tend to get picky and argumentative.
You are shrewd, with good business sense and meticulous attention to
detail. You analyze and criticize all sense impression with care;
sometimes you can be quite fussy about minor details.
- In Virgo, Mars focuses its energy into
the job, and thus, the energies are primarily practical and useful. This
placement will also produce high or at least adequate mental energies,
reasonable physical energies, but on the emotional side, there is a
severe limit to the energy and the interest.
As one possessing this placement, you are
usually considered a very conscientious worker. Much of your energy go
into careful planning before you charge ahead on any project. When you do
act, it's usually based on practical reasons, with every detail carefully
thought out. You are highly critical, and very exacting in all that you
do; in many respects, the perfectionist and the organizer. Painstaking and
dedicated in your work, you may lack imagination and innovation, but never
attention to detail. In the work place, you can be a difficult person
because you are so particular about everything being done correctly. But
indeed, you are the one that can be depended on to get the job done
Virgo is associated with the health fields.
Doctors, surgeons, nurses and social workers often have Mars placed here.
There is much associated with this placement that involves helping people.
You may be especially concerned with helping the sick and handicapped. You
need to feel needed, and you can be very tireless in such a
Mars, the indicator of passions, is not very
passionate in Virgo. Your sex drive may be strong, but your willingness to
express it can be somewhat weak. Sometimes Mars in Virgo can even be a bit
puritanical. You also may be a little bit afraid of letting your passions
loose, and even be critical of those that do.
The negative side of Mars in Virgo may be
the sometimes lack of tolerance. It's hard for you to get emotionally
worked up over anything, but you can be very demanding of yourself and
others. This placement often holds force and aggressiveness in check,
releasing it as irritability and nervous habits. And finally, you have to
be careful not to become the classic workaholic for this is a real
possibility with Mars in Virgo.
- Jupiter is in Virgo in your chart. This
is a difficult placement for Jupiter because the big picture approach of
Jupiter is somewhat curtailed by the narrow focus of Virgo. You may take
on large projects only to get bogged down because of your insistence on
the correctness of every detail. You have a cautious, practical and
scientific outlook on life. This life view can at times become a little
cynical. You follow a practical and material view of life issues. Try
not to make mountains out of molehills.
- Saturn in Virgo gives a measure of
prudence and practicality. You are hard worker and a careful worker,
too. Your moral attitude may make you too serious sometimes. Research,
strategies, and record-keeping are areas in which you may excel.
Sometimes it hard for you to sort the apples and decide what is
important and what's not. You may worry to much about trivial problems.
Reserve and prudence follow you through life. Your success in life will
probably be gained by cautious investment and conservative planning. You
are too critical of yourself and undervalue your talents and potential
for success. Don't think you have to be perfect to succeed
Many of your peers born during the years when
Uranus was in Virgo may be responsible for many new trends and ideas
related to diet, health, and employment and labor concepts. Changes come
about based on systematic research and proven value
- Planets © Michael McClain 1996-2003.