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Your Complete Guide to Virgo Zodiac: 3 Defining Traits All Virgos Share

The Virgo sign is ruled by the Earth, and this zodiac sign has the ability to remain grounded in turbulent situations. They may appear modest or closed off at first glance, but that’s because they’re carefully evaluating their environment. They’re deciding if it’s worth their energy to participate.

In this article, we will explore the Virgo zodiac sign. You’ll learn about its ruling planet, body part, birthstone and more. Plus, you’ll gain insight into what makes the Virgo such a unique and magnetic astrological sign.

Whether you’re a Virgo sun, Virgo moon, or Virgo rising, or if you have a special Virgo in your life, this article will shed more light on certain aspects of a Virgo’s personality, personal preferences, and general lifestyle.

There’s much more to know about the enchanting Virgo earth sign, so read on!


The Virgo Zodiac Sign at a Glance

Let’s take a look at this special earth sign.

Dates: August 23 – September 22
Duality: Feminine
Element: Earth
Quality (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable): Mutable
Ruling Planet Mercury
Zodiac Symbol: Virgin
Dominant Keyword: I Analyze
Polarity: Pisces
Body Part: Digestive system
Birthstone: Blue Sapphire
Color: Green and earthy brown
Most Compatible With: Taurus, Scorpio, Cancer, Capricorn

Do You Know Your Ruling Planet? Learn About the “Boss” of Your Zodiac Sign

Here Are the 3 Main Characteristics of a Virgo:

Whether this sign belongs to you or not, this information will help you understand this earthy sign a little better.

1. Virgos See Beauty and Meaning in Details

Virgo is highly organized when it comes to detail. They’re excellent planners, and they have high standards for projects, people and experiences. They tend to be most critical of themselves because of these high standards.

In fact, the tendency of this zodiac sign can border extremes when it comes to work versus taking time off to rest and enjoy life. Though it can also be argued that Virgo’s incredible drive makes it so that they actually enjoy hard work and don’t view it as work at all!

This earth sign feels the urge to achieve greatness. This compels them to “step up to the plate” and take control of situations, ensuring everything runs smoothly. Virgos are extremely goal-oriented, but authentic in every aspect of their life.


2. Virgos Prefer Experiences Over Things

Virgos would much rather split a room at a bargain Airbnb than spend their hard-earned money on a ritzy hotel. On a trip, they would prefer to take public transit and focus on doing as much as possible to get the most out of their travel experience. In this sense, they are the opposite of Taurus for example, who love the lap of luxury.

Virgo makes an excellent travel buddy. They enjoy creating an itinerary with plenty of flexibility for spontaneous moments. You never know what adventure looks like with a Virgo. You could be aimlessly bar-hopping or discovering a local hole-in-the-wall with the best food you’ve ever had.

These same concepts apply to compatibility and dating. This zodiac sign isn’t impressed by your fancy car or a prix fixe menu at the most sought-after restaurant in town. They crave authentic connection that builds over time . . . so get creative with where you go and what you do!

You’ll have to put in effort to stand out. Focus on getting to know them, because they’ll pierce through superficial conversation from the start. In fact, a major dislike this zodiac sign has is rudeness, so be sure to treat them well!

The Virgo zodiac sign doesn’t chase fleeting romances – not for long, at least. They’d rather be with someone who can discover the world by their side, challenging them along the way. Once a solid foundation is established, the emotional intimacy and physical connection you’ll share with Virgo will be truly unforgettable.

3. Virgos Approach Life Practically

Virgos naturally sets aside emotion when it comes to problem-solving. This makes them a stable, reliable force for close friends.

They are your go-to person if life is unraveling and you simply can’t. Your Virgo sign bestie will stay by your side, listen to each incomprehensible word between guttural sobs and wait until you’ve ugly-cried yourself to exhaustion.

Then, without skipping a beat, they’ll offer sage, practical advice to help you navigate the situation with ease. This sign does not seek the spotlight. In fact, some have a hard time in social settings since they tend to be a bit more shy and reserved (at least at first, and with people they aren’t close with).

This zodiac sign tends to attract peace and emotional stability, and won’t put up with toxic environments or people. This makes them naturally independent, emotionally strong and extremely good at letting go of anything that doesn’t serve them.

Want to learn more about what your zodiac and how it impacts your yoga? Read What’s the Best Type of Yoga Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

Let’s Celebrate This Zodiac Sign

With Mercury as their ruling planet, this zodiac sign has an inborn knack for communication – particularly in the form of public speaking and writing. Many Virgos become journalists or authors for this reason. Natural-born caregivers, they can also make excellent nurses, doctors, and therapists.

This astrological sign is all about trust. It takes a while to earn their trust, but once you do, you’ve got a loyal friend for life. Prone to worry and being a bit overly critical at times, it’s a good idea to be aware of these characteristics for the Virgos in your life.

Virgo. You’re the grounded, emotionally stable, zealot for planning we all need in our lives. Your even-keel personality and ability to captivate anyone in a room is truly astounding. We love you, Virgo!

Next up in the zodiac calendar? Libra season, starting September 23. Did you know? We have an in-depth article for each of the zodiac signs, so be sure to read them all!

Are you a sun, moon, or rising Virgo? Or do you know one in your inner circle? Which details from this article most resonated with you? Any further traits or tendencies to share for this beloved earth sign? Please tell us in the comments below – we love hearing from you!

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Melody Beuzelin

Writer and editor for YouAligned, Melody Beuzelin is also a 300-hour RYT and certified personal trainer. When she's not diving into YouAligned articles, she’s determined to become a citizen of the world and disrupt the concept of "business as usual."

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