Shy, reserved, and sensitive, Virgo (August 23 – September 23) is complex, intellectual, and perfectionist. Virgos tend to be punctual, organized, and disciplined, and these, on top of the shyness, all lead people to believe that Virgo is also cool and uncaring. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Virgo is almost as sensitive as Cancer or Pisces. Having mercury as the ruler, Virgos have the power of communication.
Shyness tends to hurt the Virgo in relationships. Some people will confuse shyness with coldness, and assume Virgo wants to be left alone, and keep their distance. This isn’t necessarily true. The Virgo wants company, but she’s picky about just who that company will be. And even then, she will be more comfortable chatting about work or current events than anything personal.
You do not have to have this as your Sun sign to carry the qualities of this energy. If you have an Ascendant in this sign, or heavy placements in your birth chart, this can show up in your life as well. If you have your North Node in this sign, try and bring the positive energy of this sign into your life. Having the South node here means that you need to lean away from the more negative qualities of this energy. Some of those qualities may show up in your personality.
The energy of Virgo
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which means Virgos are ruled by their head as opposed to their hearts. They tend towards skills in logic and analysis, making them quite capable scientists, writers, and editors. When they set out to do something, they set out to be the best.
The age of Virgo in the astrologers’ Great Year took place circa 13000-10750 BCE. It was the end of the Ice Age. It was also marked by spawning the hunter-gatherer culture and clay pottery has been discovered in artifacts from this period of time. This also marked the first use of agriculture by Man…er, WOMAN. Virgo IS represented by a woman, you know. The only zodiac sign that does so.
Unfortunately, the perfectionist strength of Virgo is also her greatest weakness. Virgos tend to be their own worst critics, beating themselves silly until either they achieve their goal of being the best…or they quit in frustration. That same critical streak can interfere with relationships, as well, since many partners don’t appreciate the perfectionist criticisms that can come from their Virgo partner. This means that the few people who manage to break through the Virgo’s shyness and cool exterior are often presented with someone who expects perfection from them, just like they expect from themselves.
Virgos tend to keep a neat and clean house, and are the sign most likely to have an alphabetized CD collection. Virgos tend to dress in ways that compliment both their shy attitude and their perfectionist outlook. They don’t wear colors that will draw attention to them, and their clothes will match. They tend to blend into the crowd. When they meet new situations, they first spend time watching, then slowly ease into the flow.
If you are this sign, this is not the only energy that is running through you. Book a reading with me so we can flush out all the rest of the energies that make up who you are.