Sun Sign Traits of VIRGO
August 23 – September 22
Symbol: The Virgin
Positive Expression: Discrimination
Negative Expression: Criticism
Gems: Blue Sapphire & Carnelian
Blue Sapphire: Sapphire has long symbolized truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It is thought of as the "Stone of Destiny". Sapphires contribute to mental clarity and perception. They can promote financial rewards.
Carnelian: Carnelian is a stone of confidence, action, ambition and drive – it’s a power stone. It helps one improve their career by making great choices. The energy says “be in the moment.”
Color - Navy Blue: Darker shades of blue exude prestige and strength. Those who wear them such as business executives, the military, and the police, assume power and authority. Research shows blue as the most favored color of all. Blue is reliable and trustworthy. It resonates to the Fifth Chakra or Throat Chakra, which allows you to speak the truth and express your feelings.
Personality: Virgos are known for their organizational skills and their ability to serve the needs of others. They are very connected to their bodies and combine innocence with intelligence, making them incredibly attractive. Excellence is important, and so are their bodies and what goes inside. Many are very invested in health and diet. What they are looking for is answers and they are not all found in the worldly world – thus mystery and spirituality is a lure. They make great leaders, taking responsibility for all that they are involved in. Strong workers with the ability to focus, they are charming and capable, and don’t feel complete if they aren’t changing the world in some way big or small.
Virgo Men vs. Virgo Women: What divides a Virgo man and women is the degree of their spirituality and how they view power and strength. Because it is not usually well-integrated in either gender, it is often played out as opposites with the Virgo women sweet, innocent and charitable and the man tough and in charge. If the Virgo woman is in control, she may pick a man she can manipulate. True spirituality is a blend of compassion and strength.
Personal Challenge: The Virgo challenge is to let go and have faith. They are fearful that if they’re not in control, the work won’t get done and the best choices won’t be made. No one can do it all and the ability to recognize what to delegate is a skill that comes from experience.
Talents & Gifts: Virgos know how to make sense out of chaos, to touch someone through compassion, to solve problems or take something apart and put it back together - not bad for starters. They have learned that opposites are connected and if you push something to its extreme, you may find yourself on the other side; i.e., too much love and compassion can lead to abuse. Sure they are obsessive, over-responsible and original, but they have the gift of seeing the world in a unique way. They have the ability to focus their attention on their goals and let go of everything else. This is essential to success. And one more thing, they know how to take an idea and make it happen. There’s no better talent than that.
Negative Traits of A Virgo: When a Virgo is negative, they are often obsessed, depressed or struggling with an addiction. Virgo is an obsessive sign, it takes things to an extreme, so if someone thinks negatively, they’ll wallow in it, and if they work too hard, they’ll be workaholics. Virgos can create chaos and throw everyone around them off center, or they can be controlling and want to leave nothing to the unknown.
Women’s Fashion:. Less is more, when it comes to a Virgo who knows how to use the absence of clutter to create a stylish look. They are classic dressers who don’t like things too flashy, too tight or too faddy. Gifted with an eye for value, they can pick the best from a second hand shop and put it together with their expensive purchases. They lean towards suits and dresses that make them stand out, without distracting from their personality or their power. Gifted with an eye for detail, they value accessories, detailed prints, unusual stockings, jewelry, hats and scarves. They prefer colors such as brown and earthy greens, neutrals and creams. Of course black is always in and one of their favorites. Fashion icons: Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie, Beyonce.
Men’s Fashion: Virgo men love uniforms and often gravitate to jobs where they must wear them. Some go so far as to create their own uniform, that is, choose a style or color that represents them. They keep it simple and don’t like to over-dress but prefer to layer their clothes, putting a sweater over their shirt and a jacket over the sweater. Always professional, they choose clothes that bring out their style and personality, but never dominate. So classical is in and fads are out unless they speak to their taste. Colors are earth tones and not too bright; our Virgo wants clothes that enhance who they are. Men in Fashion: David Copperfield, Keanu Reeves, Michael Jackson, Sean Connery.
Personal Growth & Spirituality: Virgos learn a great deal about their spirituality through their relationships. They recognize the spirit in others and this helps them strengthen their own. Virgos have one foot in the worldly world and one foot in the unknown. They realize that there is a glue to the world that they can’t define, but they are afraid to trust it, or give up their control. The more they take a risk for their dreams and free their spirit to be in the lead, the more they will discover their faith.
Career & Goals: Gemini rules Virgo’s tenth house of career. This assures that they will have more than one career, or juggle more than one goal at a time. It’s like writing a book while you work as a nurse or a teacher. Virgos can either be very daring and go for careers on the cutting edge, or they will play it safe and work for the paycheck. It’s important for them to have adventure in their life; afterall, that is why they’re here. Virgos are known for their perfectionism and do very well in detailed-oriented professions. They remember things, excel at abstract thinking and are very tidy and neat. Many Virgos do well in service-type jobs, such as manicurist or server. Writing, research and statistics come easily to the meticulous Virgo brain. Many Virgos have a knack for languages.
Best careers: Editor, writer, teacher, critic, accountant, translator, engineering, graphic designer, statistician and critic.
Careers to avoid: Jobs that deal with a variety of people who may not be as fastidious and perfectionist as they are.
Relationships: Virgos either want to be in control or have a partner that is powerful and takes charge. They are burdened with responsibility and believe they need someone to help with the load. However, giving up control is not always the right decision. They often choose partners out of a need to feel safe, rather than love. But when they do fall for someone, they totally surrender and lose themselves in the other. The Virgo is very self-critical and so they can be critical of others, even those they love. So a partner must have a thick skin, and take criticism with a grain of salt. If they’re the ones in control they will choose a mate they can fix, shape and mold into the perfect partner. The problem arises when their mission is complete.