Virgo Zodiac Sign: Characteristic Personality Traits Profile

A Reading by Richard Hills - Astrologer

virgo zodiac sign

virgo zodiac sign

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This profile indicates personality traits you will have if the zodiac sign of Virgo is prominent, but not necessarily your Sun sign, in your birth chart. If Virgo is your ascendant or Moon sign or if Mercury is prominent these characteristics are likely to show.

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Virgo Zodiac Sign - Basics:

Element: Earth, Quality: Mutable, Ruler: Mercury.

Characteristic traits

Virgo's great gift is the ability to discriminate between what is useful and what isn't. It is at home with the details that others find boring. When Virgo relates to you an important occasion you may boil with frustration waiting for the relevant conclusions to emerge from the carefully ordered account of events leading to them.


Virgo can't see the wood for the trees. No overall perspective on life. Frightened of chaos so tries to control it or denies its existence until proved by scientists (that is, scientists who don't believe in chaos).

A word of advice

Compassionately observe yourself criticising what you see as the deviant behaviour of others. Consider what the world would be like without it!


As a Virgo your ideal mate gives you material of any kind and is content while you organise it, file and collate it, and discard what cannot be used. Some of the material (a planned expedition to the South Pole for instance) may be too big to swallow without cutting it up first hoping to find at least a hint of anything useful in the plan. See Virgo Man or Virgo Woman for hints about your Virgo partner

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Virgo Star Sign - a Deeper Look

Every sign rules a part of the body, Virgo the intestines. This provides a vital clue as to the function of Virgo within the whole of humanity. Think of what the intestines do. They take in energy in the form of food, and break it down into its constituent parts. Then they analyse the components and see how they can be made to be useful. Perhaps some will be combined with others, some will be stored for later use, and some will be eliminated as being useless. Virgo takes in substance and discriminates between what is useful and what isn't, and works with it so that it may be more useful still, and thus be of service to humanity. That's the key to it all - service.

Following Leo in the zodiac, Virgo can often enact or bring to fruition what Leo organises or decides. Virgo usually prefers to exercise a supporting role rather than a managerial one.

Consider the sign opposite, Pisces, which symbolises the waters of life from which we came. Pisceans may have no boundaries, no form, and may feel at home with chaos. As a general rule, Virgo hates chaos, but may be strongly drawn to it! This may raise compatibility issues in love relationships. The challenge for Virgo is to create order out of chaos so that it can be serviceable, but at the same time realising part of its desire to order an unruly world may arise out of fear. Not all of human reality, not all of experience, can be reduced to neat little packages. If it could, much of the wealth and miracle of mystical experience would be lost.

The ease or otherwise with which Virgo fulfils its goal may be shown by other planets in the birth chart. Suppose you have the Moon in Sagittarius for instance. To feel safe (which is what the Moon in us wants) you would need a sense that life is bigger than everyday experience, that there is a religious or philosophical framework within which life makes sense, and you may be moved to travel a lot to enrich your experience. But this might rest uneasily if you have Sun in Virgo which might regard such experiences as a waste of time and of no practical use. So a tussle is set up within you, and you have to learn to honour all aspects of your nature.

© Richard Hills - Astrologer

Links to other Signs
aries taurus gemini cancer leo virgo
libra scorpio sagittarius capricorn aquarius pisces

See moon signs to compare Virgo moon sign and sun sign

See Virgo Moon for a profile of Moon in Virgo

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