Sun Signs: Virgo
June 7, 2014

Sun Signs: Virgo

We now move onto the sixth sign of the zodiac, the Virgo. As Linda Goodman’s blog states, anybody born from August 24-September 23 is the Virgo, whose symbol is the Virgin. But as all the information says, do not assume that a Virgo is virginal in the strictest sense of the word. Goodman explains that many a Virgo will be a spinster or a bachelor but that is more because of a lack of interest in marriage. Marriage is not a natural state for the Virgo although when a Virgo loves, that love is intense. They will have love and sexuality. says that the Virgo does have many of the Virgins qualities, specifically those of modesty and humanity.

Both Goodman and identify that the Virgin is practical and logical, two qualities that pair well with their perfectionism. Yes, a Virgo focuses on details and getting things right the first time. She is meticulous and organized. Of course, paired with this comes their extreme criticism. A Virgo will not hesitate to constructively criticize others when necessary. However, she means no harm or rudeness, and she will likely criticize in a logical but kind way. A Virgo just wants to help people. Because at the core the Virgin is duty-bound to helping others. They are born to serve.

Make no bones about it, as critical as a Virgo is to others she will be doubly so to herself. The Virgo is her own worst enemy because she focuses so much on the details and perfection that any lacking in herself becomes a focus of harsh criticism. And she does not kindly criticize herself.

They are also highly focused on their health and diets. Often, Virgos will be vegetarians or at the very least aware of what foods are healthiest. A Virgo will know much about being healthy and staying healthy. And she’s dedicated to both. In fact, once the Virgin makes up her mind, she will be dedicated to her choices. Commitment is a good word for this.

The Virgo is a Mutable Quality, which is the Quality that focuses on helping others and going with the flow. A Virgo definitely serves others masterfully. Other parts of the Mutable Quality that show in the Virgo are resourcefulness and love of learning. These definite a Virgo perfectly, and perfectly is the only way a Virgo wants to be defined. The Virgo loves to learn and is good at it.

Sitting still is not easy for the Virgin. With Mercury as the Virgo’s ruling planet, it is no wonder that the Virgo can’t sit still. But unlike the Leo, the Virgo will not be the center of attention and is likely to be a wallflower and very introverted. She may not sit still, but it won’t be to gain the attention of others.

Ruled by the Earth Element means that the Virgo is grounded and dependable. Another webpage states, “The element of Earth also confers a sense of duty, responsibility and reliability to those in its sphere. These are the people you can count on to be there when you need them.” Now if that doesn’t describe a Virgo, I do not know what does.

All of this also leads to the truth that Virgos worry. A lot. It is in their nature to be concerned for others as well as themselves and worry themselves into illness. They will worry even if others can’t tell. Because a Virgo will hide her worry if she can.

Goodman put it best: “Virgos like cats, birds and small, helpless creatures. They also like truth,punctuality, economy, prudence and discreet selectivity. They hate gushy sentiment, dirt, vulgarity, slop-piness and idleness. Theirs is a practical nature, with excessive discrimination-the true individualists, whose keen perception keeps their desires clear of muddy, wishful thinking…Once he’s learned to master life’s complicated details, instead of letting details master him, he can shape his own destiny with more certainty than any other Sun sign.” She also says that the Virgo, despite all her negative traits (critical, worry, perfectionism), is undeniably dependable and sincere.

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Rayshell E. Clapper is an Associate Professor of English at a rural college in Oklahoma where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition classes. She has presented her original fiction and non-fiction at several conferences and events including: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Howlers and Yawpers Creativity Symposium, Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Regional Conference, and Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Her publications include Cybersoleil Journal, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Red Dirt Anthology, Originals, and Oklahoma English Journal. Beyond her written works, she successfully created a writer's group in rural Oklahoma to support burgeoning writers. The written word is her passion, and all she experiences inspires that passion. She hopes to help inspire others through her words.

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