There are twelve signs in the Zodiac, one for each month of the year. Unfortunately, the signs and the calendar don’t align perfectly. The Zodiac begins in mid-March, not on January 1st and signs span from roughly the 20th or 21st of one month to the 19th or 20th of the next, not the 1st to the 31st.
When someone asks you what your sign is, they’re referring to your Sun Sign — where the Sun was in the Zodiac at the exact moment of your birth. But every other planet in your birth chart is also located in a particular sign, and is influenced by that sign’s unique energy. This explains why everyone who’s born under the influence of the same Sun Sign can still have such vastly different personalities: each of us is made up of a complex and unique combination of influences from the twelve signs, the twelve houses and all the planets, asteroids and points. And having lots of planets in a certain sign in your chart will only intensify that sign’s influence in your life.
Virgo is symbolized by the Virgin — but don’t take that too literally. While this sign can be prim and fastidious, it also has a wild side. That reputation of virginity has much more to do with purity and perfectionism than sexuality, although Virgos can be a bit reserved or even prudish behind closed doors until they find the right person with whom they can relax and let their hair down.
A Mutable Earth Sign, Virgo may seem to hold back — this sign is more comfortable with following someone else’s lead than with getting out there, front and center — but despite that prim aloofness, Virgo carries its own brand of understated sensuality. And though this sign is very discriminating about everyone and everything, when it falls in love, it only wants to be of service to its mate. That’s how this sign shows its devotion, and while it may take a long time for Virgo to reach the point of commitment in love, once that bond is forged, it’s stronger than steel.
Virgo is also devoted to its friends, and wants to help out in any way possible, including by offering advice — which can verge into criticism. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, Virgo is all about getting its ideas across, even if they’re coming across as nitpicking. This sign means well; what looks like criticism is actually Virgo’s never-ending quest for perfection. It’s a tall order for anyone, but if anyone can do it, Virgo can.
Virgos make great accountants, research analysts and healthcare practitioners.