Sun in Virgo

Virgos desire purity and perfection in all they are and all they do. They are generally reserved, shy, analytical, discriminating, precise, industrious, systematic, considerate, punctual, and reliable. Virgos are hard workers who usually have a great deal of common sense and are practical, with a flair for detailed work. On the negative side, though, they can also be aloof, skeptical, picky, sarcastic, depressed, critical, pessimistic, whiny, and self-centered. Virgo natives are happy when they can work with a lot of details, usually of a technical or analytical nature, in and for the service of others. They do not have to be the boss as service is more important than leadership.

Virgo natives have curious and inquiring minds, with keen analysis and excellent memories. They enjoy analyzing people, situations, and problems. They always want to know how, why, when and where. It is sometimes hard for a Virgo to relax because boredom is something they cannot stand. They want to be busy, either doing or learning. A Virgo can generally be depended upon to fulfill a promise. They have a flair for organization and enjoy setting up schedules. There is an inborn love of order and harmony. They are always subconsciously seeking perfection in whatever they attempt. Because they push themselves so hard to be perfect, they have a tendency to look for perfection in others. If they find it lacking, they can become pretty critical and faultfinding.

Virgos have a tendency to worry. This is because they desire perfection and are always thinking about how something can be made better or how they can do something better, even, and especially, after the fact. This tension can affect their health, causing intestinal disorders. Virgos need to develop a positive outlook on life, as this has a direct affect on their health. If they become too anxious about life, they can become hypochondriacs. They are generally healthy and are always looking for new ways to take care of themselves, usually through better diet or through natural means of healing. Whether old or young, all Virgo natives need a quiet period each day in order to rest their active minds. In any case, many Virgos look much younger than their years.

In love, a Virgo has difficulty expressing himself as passionately as he desires. Virgos are very self-sufficient, but they are also very happy when they have someone to love, someone to serve.

Virgo is Mutable Earth, and its keyword is "I analyze". Symbolized by the Virgin, it rules the digestive system. In this last of the personal signs, the Virgo walks the fields of Earth and through life’s many experiences, selecting that which is ready to be harvested, and digesting those experiences appropriate to wholesome growth. Hence discrimination, analysis, assimilation and purification are issues for you. This sign’s fullest expression is through humble service to others, and its greatest fault is in being too critical, both to self and to others.

The trick for Virgo is to be discriminating without judgment; or if your are being judgmental, not to be identified with it or to judge yourself for being judgmental; or, if you are judging yourself for being a judge, not to be identified even with that—to see that and to say, "Oh yeah, here comes the judge, but I see that and bless me for being stuck there at this moment; I forgive myself and remember that is not all of whom I am."

Planets in Virgo