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Virgo Zodiac Sign: Personality Traits and Compatibility

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Virgo season starts August 23. The Virgo zodiac sign is represented by the symbol of a Virgin carrying a shaft of wheat. Find out why, plus read about the Virgo personality and compatibility with others. 

What are the Virgo Dates?

Virgo is the sixth astrological sign of the Zodiac. If you’re born between August 23 and September 22, then you are a Virgo (it’s Virgo season!).

What Element is Virgo?

Virgo is an Earth sign, just like Taurus and Capricorn.

Virgo Symbol

The stars of the constellation Virgo appeared to be a winged woman carrying a sheaf of wheat. The Sun passed across the Virgo constellation during late summer when farmers reaped the harvest. Hence, Virgo was seen by the ancients as a goddess of the harvest, representing fertility, virginity, and agriculture.

The Virgo zodiac sign is represented by the symbol of a Virgin carrying a shaft of wheat. August 23-September 22

Virgo Personality

Virgo is the most modest of all the Zodiac signs. Virgos are nurturing, calming, organized, and rule-oriented—focused on order versus chaos. Planning for a harvest requires planning, attention to detail, efficiency, and hard work. You want to separate the wheat from the chaff, and move things forward. 

However, Virgos can also get stressed to bring order wherever they may be. Virgos worry and strive for perfection. They see what’s wrong with everything and can sometimes seem critical, however, it’s more about their desire to deliver on high standards.

If you’re a Virgo, consider yourself the organizer of the Zodiac. Chaos upsets you to the core. Everything needs to be in its place and just so. Things that Virgos touch or look at often will be at the top of the list for organization. In today’s modern times, dirty keyboard keys or phone pads can make your skin crawl. Dirty bathrooms cause you to cancel gym memberships and phase out friends.

You have an appetite for learning and often studious. You love to see how everything works, whether it’s the steps of a recipe or handling a family budget efficiently. You want to know how to do it and how to do it correctly. You are also concerned with health and careful about your diets.

Employers love your dedication to keeping order. It is impossible for you to misfile. You make excellent business people as you fastidiously note everything that you spend, how much time you have dedicated, and the concrete results that you have experienced. You build upon your knowledge and can go far in your chosen field.

Virgos are amazing friends. Others often ask for your advice as they know that you will give them an answer only after you have thoroughly thought it through. Your good taste is also reflected in your home, where you love clean lines and refreshing art. Your kitchen is immaculate, and you can be counted upon to have all the necessary tools and equipment to make a wide variety of dishes. Friends love to come and visit because they can be sure of a fine meal.

Virgo Compatibility

Best matches for you:

  • Capricorn shares your desire for the good life. You will be among the noted couples in your community and you can accomplish much.
  • Taurus knows just where to rub your back to ease the tensions and will be happy to fix you a delicious meal as well.

Good matches for you:

Cancer keeps the home fires burning and will be sure to appreciate all that you do.

Scorpio knows how to be successful and will be happy to bring you along, too.

For a detailed look at all of your combinations, check out Celeste’s book, Love Signs.

Famous Virgos

Throughout history, there have been a number of illustrious people who were Virgos themselves! Some Virgos of note include:

  • Elizabeth I
  • Mother Theresa
  • Michael Jackson
  • Beyonce
  • Buddy Holly
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Arnold Palmer

Have you been feeling a bit “off” lately? This may be due to the positioning of the planets. Learn more about Mercury in Retrograde and how it can influence you.

About The Author

Celeste Longacre

Celeste is The Old Farmer's Almanac astrologer. She has also been growing virtually all of her family’s vegetables for the entire year for over 30 years. Read More from Celeste Longacre

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