The zodiac sign Virgo, 24th August - 22nd September, is ruled by Mercury and naturally rules the 6th House. The Virgo symbol is the Virgin. Virgo Archetypes are the Servant, the Martyr, the Perfectionist and the Analyst. Virgo has the element of Earth, and the polarity Yin, being more inward facing and feminine in energy.

Virgo thrives on wanting to be good enough. They crave fulfillment deep inside, and know instinctively it can only come from consistently chipping away at chaos and noise, and letting go of anything hindering their personal growth. They are happiest in a space where they are free to focus on their own potential, and their goal is nothing short of perfect purity within.

Strengths and Challenges

Virgo people use every experience as an opportunity think on what could be... how they can improve self by being meticulous and practical in their outer lives. Order, efficiency, logic and analysis, what can I 'do' better, to 'be' better. Famous Virgo's Michael Jackson and Keanu Reeves worked meticulously at music and acting. Michael in particular was known for perfecting performances, always being on time, and giving his very best to his fans.

Virgos often gravitate to being of service to others, and can be kind, helpful and perfect assistants. But their reason for this is not so much to be kind and helpful as a virtue, but rather that these virtues lead to their goal of growth, and ultimately perfectionism. Of all the signs Virgo craves growth the most, but her need for it can lead to harsh self analysis, self criticism, even self harm.
Virgo and Astrology
And here in lies the challenge. The Virgo's need to be perfect can lead to never feeling good enough, to always letting other people down. Never feeling fulfilled with work, relationships - any experience can fall short of their need for meaning. It can become a consuming, unattainable task, leading many to burn out from self sacrifice, whether than be through service, work, or family expectations.

Ultimately a Virgo must learn to live in the present and to love the 'now' Self, as well as allow the natural desire for growth to lead her into experiences which will bring it about in a kind, and loving way. Balance is the key. The goal is learning to stop and love life here and now and feel excited about the future, without falling into the trap of comparing the two.

Remember no two Virgos are exactly the same. And whilst some of the key words used in pop astrology may indeed be ascribed correctly, best not to rely on generalisations. Your Natal Chart will show where your Virgo sign (ruled by the Sun) is placed specifically, as well as the corresponding House. Other aspects (planets and signs that are geometrically aligned), and many other considerations make up the total sum of a Natal Chart.

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