Virgo period: August 22/23 – September 21/22.
Virgo, the second of the earth signs, carries forward some of the qualities of Taurus, the first earth sign, but is much more sensitive. Virgos are sympathetic, but prefer to help others from behind the scenes. There is a strong desire to be needed, but they don’t express it. Many of their friends chose them, rather than the other way around. These friends help them feel secure and confident. Mercury, their ruler, boosts the intellect and Virgos dislike wasting time on too much trivial small talk. What could deter from their popularity would be sarcasm and the need to over-analyze everything Friends dislike all the constructive criticism, yet Virgos usually command respect. Once they form a friendship, it will probably stand the test of time!
Virgo is one of the hardest workers in the zodiac. If you need a job done, hire a Virgo! They are very practical and have a good eye for detail. They also have a lot of nervous energy and are in constant activity. They find it difficult to let up and relax. They often pay so much attention to the details they could lose sight of the larger picture.
At the end of a party those are Virgos you see in the kitchen helping to clean up. They always want to be of help. Precision and neatness please them. Usually there is also interest in health matters, diet and exercise programs, herbs and hygiene or there will be as they get older. Virgos are usually very attractive and pleasant looking.
Virgos tend to worry and may suffer some inhibition, making them nervous or high strung. This tension can cause intestinal upsets. Hypochondria is not uncommon with Virgos. A lot of their difficulties may be due to too much concern with small, unimportant details. Meditation would be so helpful, as well as playing soft music while they work. Virgos make great researchers. They are shrewd and logical. Virgos love to have their own little garden and grow their own vegetables. Planting, weeding and harvesting from their own garden makes them very happy.
If you have Virgo as your rising sign, much of this also applies to you; and you probably appear more Virgoan than the Virgo Sun signs, since our Rising sign is what we show in public. Here are gift ideas:
Favorable climate: They feel best in a temperate climate, in small cities with cultural activities,and should avoid extremes of heat or cold.
Favorable sports: biking, walking and hiking, golf, horseback riding, general exercise programs.
Favorite flowers: Morning glories, asters, petunias, cornflowers.
Scents: florals, Bayberry, citron peel, woodland and fruit scents
Best days of the week: Wednesday and Friday
Favorable metals: silver and quicksilver
Precious stones: diamonds, jade, agate
Favorable colors: yellows, blues, muted checks
Musical keynote: they vibrate best to “E”
Best number: Planetary number is four which relates to Mercury
Necessary herbs: chamomile, fennel, mint, guava, thyme, sarsparilla, chickory, dill, hops, licorice, parsley, sage, raspberry leaves
Favorable trees and plants: grapes, quince, fig, apples, blackberry
How to get along with a Virgo:
They require reason and details and then they also use their instinct. But, they will always be practical. If you are cooking for them, please serve a healthy meal! To end a Virgo friendship, don’t show any interest in their work or in their well-being! They will move on!