Your Ultimate Guide To Understanding The Virgo Zodiac Sign

Anyone born between August 23 and September 22 is a Virgo. Virgos are the backbone of the zodiac wheel, according to GaneshaSpeaks.com

Virgos make excellent friends and partners because they are known for being practical and loyal (via PrepScholar).They appreciate the act of getting jobs handled without whining or complaining. When it comes to their top focuses in life, they focus on being as in control and as organized as possible. While other signs on the zodiac chart might not be happy about the notion of serving others, Virgos actually find tons of joy in serving people they're close to. In fact, they have a natural tendency to lead others with advice, provide shoulders to cry on, and offer unlimited support. 

Virgos know how to be there for their loved ones in a way that doesn't come across as pushy or overbearing. If there's limelight to land under, that would be the last thing on a Virgo's mind. They'd rather devote their time, energy, and attention to people they care about instead of worrying about being the center of attention. Virgo men are known to come across as shy individuals who stay to themselves. Virgo women are known to be a little more assertive, open, and dominant. Here's what else you should know about Virgos.

Virgos are organized and analytical

If you find yourself with someone who likes to create checklists and itineraries, you're probably working with a Virgo. Facts.net describes Virgos as logical and hard-working; they are also known for being incredibly organized and analytical. Virgos tend to weigh the pros and cons of every situation before finding a solution, so they're considered some of the greatest problem solvers on the entire zodiac chart. 

Unfortunately, this trait doesn't always show up the best in Virgo men who can come across as being calculative and cold. The same rule doesn't necessarily apply to Virgo women though. VedicFeed says that Virgos are perfectionists with inspiring organizational skills. When it comes to handling their tasks, they approach their checklists in the most precise and critical ways. They pay attention to every little detail when it comes to their work, academics, or business. This detail-oriented nature also pours into their social relationships, whether they're dealing with friends or lovers. You can always expect a Virgo to remember upcoming anniversaries and birthdays.

Virgos are compatible with Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn signs

The three signs that best pair with a Virgo are Taureans, Cancers, and Capricorns. According to Astrology Zodiac Signs, Virgos and Taureans are an ideal match when it comes to sexuality and intimacy because together they are gentle and understanding lovers that support each other through new experiences. Virgos and Cancers are compatible for similar reasons because they easily trust each other when it comes to making emotional decisions. Virgos and Capricorns are another perfect combo because they're able to connect deeply, in an intimate way and intellectually. Shallow connections are not for them. They also value calmness and rational thinking.

Fustany describes Virgos as being incredibly self-aware, perceptive, and non-confrontational, which are some of the best qualities you can look for in a partner. Since Virgos embody some of the most relationship-positive traits, Taureans, Cancers, and Capricorns are poised to create long-lasting relationships with them.

Virgos are not compatible with Gemini, Libra, or Aries signs

According to Fustany, Virgos are least compatible with Geminis, Libras, and Arians. Astrology Zodiac Signs further explains that Virgos and Geminis will struggle with an ongoing extrovert versus introvert conflict, because Geminis are a little more wild at heart while Virgos tend to be more reserved. Virgos and Libras are also incompatible because they have a hard time reaching a consistent middle ground. When it comes to communication, these two signs tend to have issues creating a sense of trust and closeness. And without trust, relationships are bound to fail.

The romantic pairing of Virgos and Arians is another failed relationship just waiting to happen. An Aries sign might come across as being too impatient and too aggressive by nature, and Virgos are a tad too reserved to deal with all of that drama. These signs would make excellent colleagues, though, given that they both value hard work and ambition (via Astrology Zodiac Signs). 

Blue sapphire is Virgo's birthstone

According to MetropolitanGirls, Virgos actually have four special birthstones dedicated to their dates: zircons, peridots, jade, and sapphires. Sapphires, however, are the most well-known and popular stone in connection with Virgos. We're not just talking about any sapphires either. We're talking about blue sapphires. Wearing jewelry with blue sapphires is believed to allow Virgos to persevere in their endeavors whether it be launching a new business, trying out a new hobby, or starting their first day at a new job. 

With their deep blue color, sapphires are visually very soothing to the eye, and they are also rumored to possess healing powers, making them commonly used in yoga and other meditative practices (via MetropolitanGirls). People who are struggling with childhood trauma or heartbreak might want to consider carrying a sapphire crystal wherever they go, as the crystal promotes peace to those who are in need. According to My Crystal Idea, blue sapphire stones also symbolize faithfulness, sharp-mindedness, and wisdom.

Virgos are Earth signs

All 12 signs on the zodiac chart are split up into four different elements: Water, Earth, Air, and Fire. Virgos fall perfectly into the Earth category. According to Express, you can easily tell when someone is an Earth sign because they are generally very grounded. They often cultivate stable foundations in their friendships and romantic relationships. You know you can depend on an Earth sign when it matters the most. 

Virgos are very in touch with their bodies and they respond heavily to gravity when it comes to physical circumstances and limitations (via Astrograph). They enjoy nature and the great outdoors, whether that be hiking mountains, camping in forests, or swimming at beaches. Virgos don't like feeling trapped indoors.

Fire, Air, and Water are all constantly moving, whereas Earth signs remain stagnant for the most part. This makes Virgos self-sufficient in a way that the other elements are not (via Astrograph). 

Virgos are all about following their intuition

Intuition is something everyone has, but not everyone follows. When it comes to Virgos, following intuition is one of the most important things they do. Fustany describes Virgos as being perceptive and independent. It would be hard for them to embody those traits if they weren't keeping up with their intuition, which means listening to their gut feeling. 

According to Astrology Zodiac Signs, a Virgo's intuition might cause them to change their mind on a whim. This type of action makes them look inconsistent to others. In reality, though, changing their mind on a whim actually isn't a problem at all. They're following their intuition to make decisions they know they'll be comfortable with in the long haul. It's not always about adapting to a messed-up situation after bad things happen for Virgos. They would rather be right the first time when making their big decisions. For this reason, their intuition is hugely prioritized.

Virgo's ruling planet is Mercury

According to The New York Post, Mercury is a logical planet that represents the arts of practicality and communication. Because Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgos, they live their lives as excellent communicators and have a natural understanding of ideas and plans. The ability to comprehend minute details as well as see the overall vision of something is another skill Virgos can thank Mercury for.

Since Virgos tend to also be so analytical, their connection with Mercury shouldn't come as a surprise. Virgos genuinely know how to express themselves when sharing their feelings with others. Communication certainly goes both ways, since you need to be as good of a listener as you are a speaker. Virgos fit this mold pretty flawlessly since they know how to talk and listen. This can also explain why Virgos are also known to be some of the best readers and writers on the astrological chart (via Kidadl). 

Virgos can be extremely private

Some members of the zodiac chart love being the center of attention. They thrive on being in the limelight and enjoy putting themselves on display in social settings. That's just not the case when it comes to Virgos, who are mostly private people who don't enjoy having their personal information spread through the world. For this reason, it's pretty normal to come across a Virgo who doesn't maintain a presence on any social media platforms. Virgos also tend to be hesitant and shy (via AstroBix). When they're surrounded by new groups of people, they take their time opening up. It's not exactly a breeze for them to mix and mingle off the cuff.

According to The Fact Site, being modest and humble is the name of the game for Virgos. When it comes to this particular zodiac sign, there's really no need to show off. You probably won't catch Virgos wearing boisterous colors or dressing in a way that will garner endless attention. They prefer to be way more low-key than that.

Virgos are known to be perfectionists

Watching every little detail fall perfectly into place is something Virgos care about in a major way. According to Astrograph, they're seen as total perfectionists. From the perspective of others, they might come across as being overly obsessed with minor details. In the eyes of a Virgo, it doesn't make sense to live life without concentrating on the micro specifics. For these reasons and more, Virgos are your best bet if you're looking to hire a wedding planner, home designer, or math tutor. Because Virgos thrive when their perfectionism is put to the test, if you offer a Virgo a paycheck to get a detail-oriented job handled, they'll exceed all expectations.

According to Kidadl, Virgos are generally very committed to their goals. Once they figure out a plan or project they want to pursue, they'll lean on their discipline and determination to see it through until the end. Because Virgos value security and stability, they'll always allow their perfectionism to lead the way in most scenarios.

Virgos prioritize peace over conflict

If you're looking to start problems or kick up some dust, trying that with a Virgo probably won't work out for you very well. VedicFeed describes Virgos as being tranquil by nature. They tend to avoid conflict at all costs, and they're not interested in petty drama, spinning the rumor mill, or engaging in verbal disputes. Virgos are peaceful people who remain patient in the light of dissension. They take their time to try to see the good in people, and they give others a chance to fix their mistakes if necessary.

Because Virgos are optimistic beings, it's unlikely you'll see them nitpicking or trying to start fights with people they care about. Instead, they're constantly looking at the bright side of things and trying to maintain a positive outlook. According to The Fact Site, Virgos are widely recognized for their patience. There are always going to be limits to any person's patience, but Virgos are far more patient than other signs on the chart. If a Virgo is upset about something, they're probably not going to make a big fuss about it because avoiding conflict is more their style.

Virgo is a feminine sign

One interesting detail you might not have known about Virgos is that they are a feminine sign. According to Britannica, Virgos are represented by an image of a young woman carrying a sheaf of wheat. She's the fertility goddess for the harvest maiden who helps people with their desires for pregnancy and crops. 

Virgos have a balance of feminine and masculine traits, although they lean more towards the former. And even though Virgo is a feminine sign, you shouldn't think of them as weak or dainty (via Facts.net). Virgos are just as powerful, strong, and dominant as other signs that classify as masculine. If enjoying nurturing others with generosity, words of encouragement, and gentle affirmations is considered feminine, that's not exactly a bad thing, even if there are other signs on the zodiac chart that are a little more hesitant when it comes to showcasing these types of traits.

Virgos are delicate with love

Anyone hoping for a sweeping, all-encompassing, and aggressive form of love will likely be missing out if they pursue a relationship with a Virgo. Virgos are very delicate when it comes to the topic of love. According to Times of India, Virgos prefer to express their sentiments in very gentle and thoughtful ways. You won't always experience spontaneous overt passion in your love affair with a Virgo. It's definitely possible, but it's not so common.

Virgos are dedicated to handling tasks behind the scenes in order to create the perfect result when the moment of truth comes (via Co-Star). They are the type of lover who wants to make an impact on the person they're dating by planning intricate dates and surprise trips. They might not yell their love from the rooftops, but they will keep up with smaller romantic gestures along the way to make sure their soulmate is feeling treasured.

Trust goes both ways with Virgos

Trust is one of the most important factors in any healthy relationship. If two people can't trust each other, their relationship is pretty much doomed to fail. When it comes to Virgos, trust very much works both ways. According to Thought Catalog, Virgos are naturally trustworthy individuals. When they make a commitment to you, you can expect them to stay true to their word. Within long-term romantic relationships, it's very unlikely you'll come across a Virgo who's willing to cheat on their partner. When it comes to business matters and work obligations, Virgos will show up in those instances as well.

Virgos refuse to let their loved ones down (via GaneshaSpeaks.com). In general, they enjoy the feeling they get when they've met or exceeded the expectations of others. Since Virgos pride themselves on being trustworthy individuals, interacting with others who can also be trusted is very important to them. If a Virgo senses that you're a dishonest person with shady tendencies, they'll instantly lose interest.

There are many famous Virgos

If you're a Virgo, you're in great company with a long list of famous Virgos. One of the most well-known celebrity Virgos is multi-hyphenate superstar Beyoncé. Born on September 4, 1981, Beyoncé developed a passion for music at an early age (via Hello Music Theory). Since 2003, when her debut solo album "Dangerously in Love" was released, she has dominated in the pop and R&B genres. Beyoncé's Virgo-level determination to succeed has been an incredible inspiration for her fans worldwide to witness. 

Blake Lively, Zendaya, Chris Pine, Cameron Diaz, and Salma Hayek are other famous Virgos, according to The New York Post. All of these Virgos are Earth signs who have used their intuitive and analytical mindsets to build impressive careers for themselves. It's not easy being famous because fame comes with stress and pressure. These Virgos clearly know how to compartmentalize their emotions.