Virgo: August 23 - September 22

Virgo Traits

Virgo traits are represented by the modest and conservative sign of the virgin. Virgo occupies the sixth position in the sequence of the zodiac. Virgo is ruled by attentive and energetic Mercury - the planet that governs communication, travel, and commerce.

Virgo natives are practical, organized, and highly flexible human beings who are natural analysts and rationalists.

Here is our list of the most observed traits associated with this logical and discriminating sign:

Careful and Discriminating

Virgos are careful folks by nature. They don't make snap decisions and they really aren't the sort to do anything without carefully weighing all the options and possibilities first. Virgos are people of depth and substance, so they simply won't bother with superficial people or unstable ventures that are unlikely to pan out.

They detest small talk or frivolous pursuits, preferring to focus their energies where they will really count for something. Intellectual stimulation is especially important to Virgo natives and they will typically seek out relationships, situations, and professional positions that can provide it.

Introverted and Tactful

Unless they have birth charts that feature outgoing or social placements, it is a Virgo trait to be introverted sorts who keep to themselves for the most part. When placed in social situations, they tend to sit on the sidelines and observe until they feel they have the lay of the land. Then they may cautiously participate to whatever extent they are comfortable.

Despite their shyness, Virgo natives do tend to possess the gift of diplomacy and have a knack for knowing exactly what to say to people and how to say it in order to achieve the result they're after.

Money-Conscious and Responsible

It is a Virgo trait to be careful with their money and assets (as well as everything else). They are frugal people who don't make frivolous or unwise purchases. They think carefully about where and how to spend their funds, especially when it comes to large or important acquisitions.

Virgos are productive people who believe in working hard for everything they have. These are people who also tend to be very critical - of others, but even more so of themselves. They are constantly pushing themselves to be better and achieve more.

The fulfillment of obligations is important to them, so you can rest assured that when a Virgo promises something, they will deliver come hell or high water.

Health-Conscious and Clean

More than any other sign, Virgo is extremely health-conscious and fastidious when it comes to personal hygiene and the maintenance of their personal belongings. Most have impeccably clean homes, own impeccably maintained electronics, and take great care when it comes to their wardrobes.

They bathe religiously and are typically extremely well-groomed at all times. Many people born under this sign take a strong personal interest in natural medicine and nutrition as well, finding vitamin supplements or homeopathic remedies to be worthwhile investments.

However, Virgos must be especially careful not to let their naturally nervous and obsessive nature lead them down the road to hypochondria.

Service-Oriented and Level-Headed

Despite an inherent tendency to stress and worry, Virgos are terrific under pressure. This combined with how reliable they are in general ensures that they are excellent people to have around when a crisis is going down.

It is one of the Virgo traits to be needed and many will enter service-oriented professions that allow them to make a positive difference in the world around them as a result. They are especially well-suited for work in the medical field or in social services.

Our list of Virgo traits provide some insight into the inner workings of this sign, but we provide many additional pages about Virgo that you should review to get a complete understanding of this complicated sign.