August 23 to September 22

The mutable earth sign, Virgo is the most practical sign of the zodiac. Symbolised by the virgin, Virgos are known for their sense of purity, always keeping their composure to the external world no matter how sensual they actually are in private. But they also work to purify and refine what’s around them, whether that involves cleaning a room, making things efficient at work, or taking care of their health.

Ruled by Mercury, Virgos are also an intellectual earth sign. They’re great at learning new subjects and organising information.

What does the Virgo sign mean?

The Virgo sign looks like an ‘m’ with a tail that wraps back around, almost inwards. This may represent the way that Virgo closes her or himself off to the world. It’s in stark contrast to the glyph for Scorpio, which looks like an ‘m’ with a tail pointed outwards.

What are the traits of a Virgo?

Virgos are purists. They can appreciate the simple things and can actually be turned off by excess. They have a minimalist style and may come off as reserved although, like the maiden in the constellation Virgo, this sign is more about cloaking oneself from the outside than actually embodying a virginal lifestyle. Because they tend toward perfection – which is an ideal that can never exist – Virgos can be incredibly hard on themselves, and others.

What is the most compatible sign for Virgo?

Virgos are compatible with the other earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn, who can be just as down-to-earth and practical as the virgin of the zodiac. They also can have a nice rapport with Cancer and Scorpio, both of whom will appreciate Virgo’s authenticity.

What should a Virgo marry?

For marriage, Virgo is a good match with Capricorn. Both of these earth signs prefer a more orderly lifestyle and effective living. Natural planners, they’re an incredible duo for getting things done, whether it’s training for a marathon or choosing where they’re going to go out to eat for dinner. For marriage, Virgo and Cancer also have a lot of potential – Cancer can be nurturing and calming, which is perfect for Virgo’s sometimes high-strung energy.

Who are Virgos attracted to?

Virgos are often attracted to Pisces or Cancer with their gentle, dreamy demeanour. These are signs that can be very caring of one another, so there’s usually that early magic; however, Pisces can be too otherworldly (and messy!) for clean and tidy Virgo to handle in the long-term.

  • Element: Earth
  • Mode: Mutable
  • Ruler: Mercury
  • Constellation: The Virgin
  • Tarot card: The Hermit
  • Compatible with: Cancer, Capricorn, Taurus
  • Stone: Sapphire
  • Personality: Analytical, efficient, down-to-earth