Virgo The Virgin – August 23 to September 22
Virgo is a Mutable [adaptable] sign and is ruled by Mercury
- Ruling Planet: Mercury
- Keywords: analytical, meticulous, and modest
- Polarity: Negative
- Duality or Gender: Feminine
- Element: Earth
- Quality: Mutable
- Body Areas: Nervous System
- Countries: Mesopotamia, Virgin Islands, Brazil, Crete, and Turkey
- Cities: Paris, Athens, Boston, Corinth and Jerusalem
- Stone: Sardonyx
- Colors: Brown, dark grey and deep navy blue
- Similarity to Chinese Sign:ROOSTER
Positive Traits: Modest and shy, Meticulous and reliable, Practical and diligent,Intelligent and analytical
Negative Traits: Fussy and a worrier, Overcritical and harsh, Perfectionist and conservative
Virgo is ruled by Mercury
If you’re born between the 24th August and 3rd September you really don’t like to be the centre of attention. You become quite embarrassed if singled out in the crowd. You’d prefer to remain anonymous. You are the quiet achiever who likes to remain in the background concentrating on getting things done right without too much hullabaloo.
If you’re born between the 4th and 14th of September you bring a clear and decisive viewpoint to any matter at hand. You’re a quick thinker and although you are logical in the way you live your life, you do have moments of intuition that surprise even you! Don’t become too serious though!
Allow yourself to express your youthful and innocent qualities if you are born between the 15th and 23rd of September. Venus, your co-ruler adds sensuality to your character. You will always remain young and pleasure seeking. Growing old gracefully doesn’t appeal to you. Life is to be lived to the fullest.
Favorite phrase: “Do It My Way”
Good Points: Intelligent, tidy, alert, perfectionist
Bad Points: Fussy, over-meticulous, a born worrier
Routine and precision are important to a Virgo baby and his feeds, baths, and playtime must follow the same daily pattern. The Virgo baby is intelligent, attentive and active, but is also blessed with gentleness and serenity. As toddlers and children, Virgos quickly become responsible little people who enjoy being told how grown-up they are. His role models? Mum and Dad of course! Your capable, practical little Virgo wants to be taken seriously at all times, demanding from an early age to be allowed to stand on his own two feet. Virgos are very neat and even as toddlers they will be forever organizing themselves and others. But take care this natural leadership doesn’t become bossiness. Born with a keen intelligence, quick-minded Virgos only need to be told once if they have done something wrong – the mistake won’t be repeated (it’s a matter of pride).
They also love to dress smartly, with matching clothes and shoes, so encourage this natural style. Little Virgos may be shy with strangers but there’ll be no shortage of affection for those he loves… and in the years to come, he’ll be your very best friend.
The first few months with a Virgo baby need a good team as this little bundle of joy is also a precise little person. They like their milk to be at a certain temperature and their diapers to be fitted just so.
As they get a little older this will be an absolute blessing since Virgo children are perhaps the only youngsters in the world who enjoy tidying their rooms and organizing their toys. Virgo children love to play house and when you take them to kindergarten you can be sure that they will head straight for the play house and will set about creating dinner and laying the table for all their little friends.
From a young age Virgo makes a good listener and you will find that when you need to tell them something they actually remember what you have said and will be happy to remind their brothers and sisters what is was too!
For better or for worse, the Virgo baby is plenty fussy! How else do you expect these kids to grow up to be perfectionists? Get used to it: The Virgo baby can be quite particular and needs to have a routine. At least having a routine isn’t all bad, but don’t even think of changing it! This baby will not respond well to lots of change. The Virgo baby can also be picky about food, so keep it simple at mealtimes. Aside from these peculiarities, this tot doesn’t require a lot. A clean bedroom and simple clothing are sure to keep this baby dry-eyed. The Virgo baby is quite good at amusing itself for hours with the most basic of games, feeling very little need for the attention of others. The Virgo child also wants to talk early on, probably earlier than most of the other babies around. There’s a lot going on in that mind wanting to come out! From an early age, this baby can also be seen as mother’s little helper, as the need to serve others is a strong Virgo trait. They also won’t make a fuss over their accomplishments, since by nature these kids are a bit shy. To sum up, the Virgo baby is fine on their own but also happy to help others, loves cleanliness, and can easily keep themselves amused. All this adds up to a pretty good kid.
The Virgo child is an industrious sort, so you can bet that a lot is going to get done when they’re around. This is a child who can make play look like work, and vice versa, so you may not be sure exactly what’s going on! Worry not, though — the Virgo child is surely content with the task at hand, whether it’s straightening up the bedroom or playing chess. Scientific and methodical, the Virgo child is likely to be drawn to more involved projects such as plotting stars or planting a vegetable garden. And those plants will flourish, for Virgo is a perfectionist who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “failure.” Along with this quest for excellence comes a penchant for pickiness, so the Virgo child’s best intentions may often be misinterpreted. This child wants to eat those peas; it’s just that they have to be the tastiest peas around! (A nervous stomach may also be part of this child’s makeup.) Forever tidy, the Virgo child will not only have a neat room of their own, they’ll also straighten up the rest of the house and arrange things as they see fit. Could be worse, right? At the end of the day, though, what the Virgo child wants most are simple things (vanilla ice cream — no nuts — and such), orderly surroundings and the pleasure of a job well done.
The Virgo young lady is reserved, even a bit shy, and quite inclined to spend much of her time fussing over this and that. She is a perfectionist. The ever-organized Virgo is a neatnik who loves to makes lists — or even lists of lists. This meticulous disposition is what leads her to be industrious and efficient. The pickiness doesn’t stop here: She’s also choosy with her friends, boys as well as girls. She will chose friends and dates who are health conscious like herself, so she’ll have company when she goes to the gym and on that five-mile run. As Virgo rules the nervous system, she’s prone to anxiety. Her anxiety is probably caused by all the worrying that she often does about small details. Studious and hard-working, she’ll always get good grades, something which will give her great satisfaction. It’s not glory that she seeks, but simply the good feelings which she accrues from a job well done. A good academic school suits her and she’ll spend plenty of time researching the options in order to choose the perfect one. A career as a nurse, accountant, programmer or editor will suit her well.
Both particular and fussy, the Virgo young man is a neat and clean fellow. He’s likely to be looking sharp in his perfectly pressed khakis and collared shirt. He wouldn’t be seen wearing something slouchy like baggy jeans. Certainly not a big spender, the Virgo lad is practical with his money. But then he takes a logical and practical approach to all aspects of his life, not just his money. The Virgo young man isn’t much of a smooth talker, either, so expect a recitation of his feelings in an honest and straightforward manner. Much the academic, this young man thrives on things which stimulate the mind like chess and advanced Calculus. The trade off here is little time or energy left over for physical endeavors. All of that mental energy means that the Virgo boy will get top grades, gaining him entry into the best schools. This is all part of the big plan, a plan which includes a successful career, possibly as a businessman or a doctor. While the Virgo boy may appear a bit anxious and shy, he’s going places and can be counted on every step of the way.
Virgo and Independence: Virgo is a very independent zodiac sign. They are fully able to put their intelligence to use and get things done for themselves. It is possible however that their narrow mindedness causes their creativity to suffer and they may lead regular routine lives. They may dwell too much on the past and over complicate things and this may limit their ability to move forward and confuse themselves. In conclusion, Virgos are able to be independent but the less evolved types will have difficult if someone is not there helping them to achieve more and not be so critical of themselves.
Virgo and Friendship: People look up to Virgo for friends because they are straight thinkers and solve problems logically. They are truthful, loyal and determined. Some people might find them cold or emotionally detached because they live in their minds, not in their emotions and feelings. It might be hard to pin down how a Virgo friend is feeling because they easily live in denial. A person who is able to read deep into another person will notice when Virgo is not well but if they confront them about it, they would rather retreat then talk about it. It is best to keep your emotional distance from a Virgo friend unless they open up to you first. Virgo might try to analyze and control a friend’s life but only with the idea that they will improve their life, not purely for the sake of controlling. Be patient with your Virgo friend and understand that their recommendations are only to make your life better.
Virgo and Business: Virgos are very intelligent; they have an excellent memory and a highly analytical mind. This makes them good investigators and researchers. They also have the ability to probe into a person’s emotions and they can often see into people and detect what their motives are. This makes them great policemen or interrogators. Virgos are very good at problem solving, this is what they do best. They are confronted with a problem, they will pick apart the pieces and put it together in the proper order. They are rational thinkers and are good at settling other people’s disputes and putting them on the right track for reconciliation. Any position that requires the above features, which is a very long list, is perfect for the Virgo. They keep the world in order.
Virgo Temperament: Before a Virgo plunges into anything, from a problem to a vacation idea, they need to anal yze all the facts and know all the details before they plunge in and make a decision. This makes them seem indecisive and slow. Virgo’s perception is their reality, more so then other astrology signs. What they believe is what will be, if they have a negative outlook on life, things will present themselves to be negative and they will be very moody and isolated/detached. If they are positive, the same events that occur will be held in a positive light and they will be a pleasant, well adjusted person. A Virgo mind is a very powerful mind and they must have the proper attitude for their life to be happy and successful. Virgo needs to get in touch with their feelings; this is why they usually seem cold or detached. They are very prone of living in denial. They will say the feel okay or everything is alright even when it’s not. This is an easy way out, the one thing that Virgo does not like to analyze is their feelings so pretending everything is okay is a good defense mechanism for not having to take a closer look at their feelings. Virgo has an unpredictable and sometimes unstable temperament.
Virgo Deep Inside: They need to be organized in their mind, sometimes all their energy is taken from organizing their mind t
hat they have a difficult time organizing their surroundings. They easily look too deep into an issue and over analyze what they precept. Virgo is ambitious and strives to always know more and have more. This is in their eternal quest to bring order to chaos. Even if order is obtained from an outsiders’ point of view, Virgo will not be settled for they have a very active mind that is always thinking and can never be silenced.
Virgos want to be of use, they need to be important and essential to everyone in their lives and in everything they do. Virgo’s major life lesson is to learn to trust in and have faith in the unknown. They have to understand that things in life happen for a reason that is not always known to them, they do not have to always know everything. They need to learn to calm down and not over-analyze a situation or event. Deep inside, Virgo is very sensitive and they need to be appreciated for all the things they do. When Virgo is offended or hurt, they may never show it.
Virgo in a Nutshell: Virgo exists in the mind, everything is inside. To the world, Virgo presents a calm and collected exterior but on the inside, nervous uncontrolled intensity in the mind, trying to figure things out, how to improve everything, analyzing and thinking. Virgo can tire itself out without even moving! Virgo has a constant drive to improve and perfect, this can lead to extreme pickiness and finickiest. They are pure, their motives are honest never malicious and they want to accomplish something.
Virgo, the Virgin, is the second sign of the Earth triplicity and the sixth sign of the tropical zodiac. The planet Mercury, governing our intellect and communicative faculties, rules Virgo, where tradition also places the house of his exaltation, so Virgins have a truly intellectual, critical and analytical approach to life. Communication is important and they love books, magazines, and writing. A critical eye for detail, combined with a ceaseless pursuit of perfection, endows Virgo with an irresistible urge to improve everything and everyone (whether they need it or not!).
The key phrase of Virgo is “I analyze”. Virgos adapt to change instinctively and are responsive to the needs of others. They usually adapt to different people and changing circumstances by finding ways to make themselves useful. They are known to be meticulous and in its best form they are efficient and perform duties very well.
Their world is subject to microscopic analysis and they become engrossed in trivialities leading to worry and ill-health. Virgo bodies reject artificial medicines and foods. Food in general is harmful to them when upset or angry.
Normally, Virgo is health conscious and makes an effort to stay physically fit, becoming a picky eater, if not a food-faddist. Many adapt to routine exercise or other activities. This sign has a unique resistance to disease once the mind is disciplined by becoming dispassionate in evaluating the performance of others as well as themselves. Foolish fears and apprehensions soon lead Virgo into early invalidism. They are also susceptible to suggestion, especially in health matters and should choose their doctor carefully.
Virgo Rules the Abdomen
Internally, Virgo rules the abdominal region, large and small intestines, spleen, solar plexus, lower lobes of the liver, pancreas, portal veins and has some influence on the generative organs. Externally, it rules the umbilicus, hands and nails. Structurally, it rules the carpal bones.
Health conscious Virgo makes an effort to stay physically fit and Virgo people don’t mind repetitive exercise routines, if they can see achievable outcomes. They enjoy tennis, racquetball, swimming, sailing, fishing, and biking, even though athletically they are not overly competitive. It’s just that they always seek to perfect whatever skills they may have, primarily for the sake of doing a thing well. Talented in various crafts, dressmaking and designing, Virgo may also take a particular interest in such things as cartography, travel, and philately.
Virgo rules the sinuses, respiratory system and bowels. Colds, flu, allergies, problems with intestines and constipation are common Virgoan complaints. Black moods and despondency from time to time can adversely affect others in the v
icinity. Traditionally, Virgo is a barren sign.
Virgo Love, Sex and Relationships
Virgo in Love: Virgo is particular, practical and realistic rather than romantic. Virgos are slow-burning fuses in the art of lovemaking. Once properly ignited, situations can lead to an explosion of white heat that takes quite a while to cool down. They are, however, very fastidious and critical of the personal habits of others, which can be a big turn-off and prevent them from achieving a fulfilling relationship, or even participating at all in the messy business of involvement.
They are unwilling to discuss their innermost feelings with anyone save a very trusted confidante or lover. Anyone who wishes to get to know them deeply must be prepared to persevere, in which case they will prove a lifelong friend and ally or lover. Once Virgos have committed themselves to a lover, anyone showing interest in their lover is likely to spark a bout of jealousy. Overall, Virgos are devoted and readily willing to serve their mates.
Your kisses are so subtle and tidy, your lover only notices them once you’ve finished.
Virgos are masters of organization and look for perfection in everything – and that means you too! The Virgo love connection needs to make sense on all levels (as well as intintuitively) before the green light is given. Trust, reliability, and a stable love wins and keep their heart.
Virgo-Aries: They have complementary skills and attributes.
Virgo -Taurus: These two are in-sync – life is better than good!
Virgo -Gemini: Creative bliss! They’re in intellectual heaven.
Virgo -Cancer: Magical! They innately understand each other.
Virgo -Leo: Strengths and differences stabilize their relationship.
Virgo -Virgo: Perfection – two peas in a pod, same value system!
Virgo -Libra: They both desire a harmonious existence.
Virgo -Scorpio: Their minds are both intellectual and inquiring.
Virgo -Sagittarius: Sag is visionary; Virgo loves details – great potential.
Virgo -Capricorn: This is a loyal and loving union – the best!
Virgo -Aquarius: Communication is a strong point and creativity.
Virgo -Pisces: There’s a natural blend of mind power and intuition.
What it’s like to date a Virgo Woman: A Virgo woman is earthly and she may seem cold and detached, but underneath the timid, reserved surface lies the real woman, a strong, passionate woman with a great capacity for strong devoted love. She will play hard to get, she is hard to get for she is worried about exposing her emotional vulnerabilities and getting hurt. She requires patience and you will have to court her and work hard to impress her. Once she is in love, it is for the long term. She will be devoted, loyal and make you very happy and even put a little order in your life. Virgo woman is conservative and old fashioned, a typical woman who is perfect for the man who loves a challenge and likes to take a relationship slow.
What it’s like to date a Virgo Man: The Virgo man has a cool exterior with a sensitive interior. He has tremendous respect for a woman and will treat her like and equal. He likes woman who stir his emotions because he is reluctant to express his own emotions, which he tries and this often causes conflict not just inside himself, but it spills out into the relationship. This man takes patience and understanding. He will not get extremely close so do not try to enter his psyche and become closely entangled, this will make him feel threatened. He needs a classy woman who is not impulsive or unconventional. He leads a predictable life and a predictable woman will make him feel safe. He is perfect for the down to earth, conventional woman. He won’t be romantic and sweep you off your feet, but he will be by your side and be very loyal. This man’s sensuality comes out with time. For the woman who wants a stable, solid relationship with a visible, smooth sailing future is perfect for the Virgo man.
How to Attract Virgo: Virgos need intellectual stimulation. Impress them with facts and details. Always try to come to conclusions when having a conversation; they do not like topics that go nowhere, they like conversations to come to a close or consensus, even if you agree to disagree. They are very conventional people so do not do anything spontaneous or force them to make a hasty decision; they take their time and think intensely in their mind. They are not slow; their brain is working evaluating everything. Do not attempt to probe inside their mind because their emotions are pretty much closed off until the relationship is solid, and they will decide when that time will be. Virgos are natural worriers; do not let this get to you. Do not give them cause to worry because this makes them get wound up like a spring. Let Virgo take the lead, they like to be in control of what is happening. Keep the date tasteful and do not be vulgar, they like calm and classy surroundings and people.
Virgo Erogenous Zone: The stomach area is very sensitive to Virgo. Stroke it, circle their belly button with your finger, give them a light belly massage. This makes them feel warn and will help open them up a little bit. Be gentle, no sudden moves or vicious acts like biting or slapping, this will startle them and cause them to retreat.
Sex with Virgo: As time progresses, sex with Virgo becomes more and more sensual. These are not the type of people who will engage in a one night stand, they are too reserved and prudish for that. Expect sex to be direct and straightforward, no fancy moves, places or games. Virgo is not a highly sexed zodiac sign and does not place much importance on it, if anything they consider sex to be gross and dirty. Once a relationship is solid, Virgo is willing to experiment a little bit with techniques and foreplay but like everything else involving a Virgo, it takes time to develop once all the advantages and disadvantages have been thoroughly weighed out.
Your sexuality is delicate and fastidious. The way to your heart is through your head. While you can intellectually assent to any number of unusual or unorthodox views and positions on any number of subjects, in practice you are pretty conservative and hard-headed when it comes to relationships, particularly when sex is involved. You can easily become cynical. You are not the most highly sexed sign of the zodiac, but you are perhaps the most intellectual. At the same time, being an Earth Sign, ruled by the planet Mercury (the messenger of the gods and the ruler of intellect and communication), you like to keep a critical eye on the proceedings with a view to not letting things get out of hand.
You will experiment with a good grace, especially if convinced that you can trust your partner not to make too much of a mess, or leave things in total disarray, but basically you prefer a more refined form of sexual relationship, wherein sex has its place (in the bedroom) and decorum rules.
A meeting of minds is what you really prefer, although this is not to say that you never get horny. The more adventurous amongst you will throw caution to the winds for a while as you sow your oats, but will invariably need to return to your own ordered spaces to consider and categorize the experience.
Admirers must realize that Virgo can be quite spectacularly moody and may lash out with a sharp tongue if an affront be perceived, but can be assured that if they are well-presented and trustworthy, you will respond well to the slow but steady approach.
In the art of lovemaking, you present a slow-burning fuse that, once properly lit, ignites an explosion of white heat which can take a while to cool down. Moreover, you can be a devoted and caring partner for someone with whom you feel an intellectual rapport and who’s mind you respect.
You & Your Virgo
… Present a close-to-flawless exterior and interior. The perfectionist side of your Virgo will be drawn to the perfection they see in you.
… Be patient and accepting of the Virgoan attention to detail.
… Benefit from your patience — your Virgo love will take a diligent and detailed approach to making your life better.
… Show your Virgo how impressed you are by their constant efforts to improve their surroundings. They will work even harder to provide you with a picture-perfect home.
… Be a friend and an intellectual companion, as well as a lover. Virgos are usually possessed of sharp wit and powerful analytic abilities. A Virgo needs a partner who can appreciate and cultivate these qualities.
… Try to remain at ease if your Virgo criticizes or overanalyzes you. A Virgo will eventually realize that even Virgos are not perfect.
… Allow yourself to get lax or sloppy at home. Your Virgo’s sense of order, which is especially pronounced close to be home, will be affronted by your laziness.
… Pick at your Virgo, even if they pick at you. Your Virgo may take your criticism to heart, and feel bad that they’re not up to your standards.
… Expect too much — if you want complete and total attention at all times, you may be disappointed. Virgo is the ‘Sign of Service,’ and will often take time to lend a hand to a friend or coworker.
… Try to feed your Virgo something they don’t like. They are exacting and specific about the kinds of food that enters their body.
… Underestimate the bedroom habits of a Virgo. Virgo perfectionism carries over into the bedroom, and you’d better appreciate it!
Famous Virgos Include: Lauren Bacall, Michael Jackson, D. H. Lawrence, Queen Elizabeth I, Sophia Loren, Sean Connery, Lily Tomlin, Raquel Welch, Grandma Moses, Tolstoy, H. L. Mencken, John Coltrane, Pavlov, Warren Buffett and Liliuokalani
Ideal Jobs Include: Virgos are well-suited to be chemists, doctors, investigators, nutritionists, veterinarians, managers and entrepreneurs.
Lucky Numbers: 6, 15, 24, 33, 42, 51
Virgo is the only zodiac sign represented by a female. It is sometimes thought of as a potentially creative girl, delicately lovely; sometimes as a somewhat older woman, intelligent but rather pedantic and spinsterish.
The latter impression is sometimes confirmed by the Virgo preciseness, refinement, fastidious love of cleanliness, hygiene and good order, conventionality and aristocratic attitude of reserve. They are usually observant, shrewd, critically inclined, judicious, patient, practical supporters of the status quo, and tend toward conservatism in all departments of life. On the surface they are emotionally cold, and sometimes this goes deeper, for their habit of suppressing their natural kindness may in the end cause it to atrophy, with the result that they shrink from committing themselves to friendship, make few relationships, and those they do make they are careful to keep superficial.
But the outward lack of feeling may, in some individuals born under this sign, conceal too much emotion, to which they are afraid of giving way because they do not trust others, nor do they have confidence in themselves and their judgments. This is because they are conscious of certain shortcomings in themselves of worldliness, of practicality, of sophistication and of outgoingness. So they bring the art of self concealment to a high pitch, hiding their apprehensiveness about themselves and their often considerable sympathy with other people under a mantle of matter-of-factness and undemonstrative, quiet reserve. They are still waters that run deep. Yet in their unassuming, outwardly cheerful and agreeable fashion, they can be sensible, discreet, well spoken, wise and witty, with a good understanding of other people’s problems which they can tackle with a practicality not always evident in their own personal relationships.
Both sexes have considerable charm and dignity, which make some male Virgos appear effeminate when they are not. In marriage they can be genuinely affectionate, making good spouses and parents, but their love making is a perfection of technique rather than the expression of desire, and they must be careful not to mate with a partner whose sex drive requires a passion they cannot match.
They are intellectually enquiring, methodical and logical, studious and teachable. They combine mental ingenuity with the ability to produce a clear analysis of the most complicated problems. They have an excellent eye for detail but they may be so meticulous that they neglect larger issues. Also, although they are realists, they may slow down projects by being too exact. They are practical with their hands, good technicians and have genuine inventive talents, Thoroughness, hard work and conscientiousness are their hallmarks, and they are such perfectionists that, if things go wrong, they are easily discouraged. Because of their ability to see every angle of a many-sided question, they are unhappy with abstract theorizing. Appreciating the many different points of view as they do, they find philosophical concepts difficult, and they vacillate and have no confidence in any conclusions at which they arrive.
With these qualities, they are better as subordinates than leaders. Responsibility irks them and they often lack the breadth of strategic vision that a leader needs Virgos are essentially tacticians, admirable in the attainment of limited objectives. Their self distrust is something they project on to other people and tends to make them exacting employers, though in the demands they make on those under them they temper this attitude with justice. They have potential abilities in the arts, sciences and languages. Language especially they use correctly, clearly, consciously and formally, as grammarians and etymologists rather than for literary interests, yet they are likely to have a good memory for apt quotations. Although they are well suited for careers in machine drawing, surveying and similar occupations, they are better fitted for a job in a library or offic
e than a workshop.
Their minds are such that they need the stimulus of practical problems to be solved rather than the mere routine or working to set specifications that need no thought. They are careful with money and their
interest in statistics makes them excellent bookkeepers and accountants. They also make good editors, physicists and analytical chemists. They may also find success as welfare workers, ministering to those less fortunate than themselves. They can be doctors, nurses, psychologists, teachers, confidential secretaries, technologists, inspectors, musicians, critics, public speakers and writers especially of reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Both sexes have a deep interest in history, a feature recognized by astrological authorities for at least two hundred years. If they go in for a business career their shrewdness and analytical ingenuity could tempt them into dishonesty, though they usually have enough moral sense to resist temptation. Female Virgos may find a career in fashion, for they have a flair for dress, in which they can be trend setters. In any profession they choose the natives of this sign readily assimilate new ideas, but always with caution, conserving what they consider worth keeping from the past. They love country life but are unlikely to make good farmers, unless they can contrive to carry out their work without outraging their sense of hygiene and cleanliness.
Their faults, as is usual with all zodiacal types, are the extremes of their virtues. Fastidious reticence and modesty become old-maidishness and persnicketiness; balanced criticism becomes carping and nagging; and concern for detail becomes overspecialization. Virgoans are liable to indecision in wider issues and this can become chronic, turning molehills of minor difficulties into Himalayas of crisis. Their prudence can become guile and their carefulness, turned in on themselves, can produce worriers and hypochondriacs. Virgo is said to govern the hands, abdomen, intestines, spleen and central nervous system. Illnesses to which its natives are prone include catarrh, cold, coughs, pleurisies, pneumonia and nervous instabilities. Their natures make them inclined to worry and this makes them vulnerable to stomach and bowel troubles, including colic and ulcers. Male Virgos may have trouble with their sexual organs. Both sexes are strongly interested in drugs and esoteric cuisine and as their delicate stomachs require them to be careful about their diet, it is essential that they treat their fascination with exotic food with extreme care.
Virgo is the second-largest constellation in the sky. It is depicted as an angel with wings, holding an ear of wheat. She is usually identified as Dike, the goddess of justice, who was the daughter of Zeus and Themis.
She lived on Earth during the Golden Age of mankind. This was a time of peace and happiness where it was always springtime and food grew without cultivation and humans never grew old. The men lived like gods, not knowing work, sorrow or war. Zeus overthrew his father, Cronus, on Olympus and the Silver Age began. Zeus shortened spring time and introduced the yearly cycle of seasons. People during this time became quarrelsome and no longer honored the gods. Virgo longed for the Golden Age times and assembled the human race together and spoke sternly to them about changing their ways. She warned them that “worse was to come”. Afterwards, she spread her wings and took refuge in the mountains, turning her back on mankind.
The Age of Bronze and Iron fell upon mankind. Humans descended into violence, theft and war. Virgo could no longer bear the sins of humanity and abandoned the Earth and flew up to heaven. To this day, she sits next to the constellation of Libra, which is seen as the scales of justice.
This constellation is said to be the figure of a goddess, not an animal or a human. According to Greek legend, during the Golden Age (often thought to be under Titan rule instead of Olympian) the gods and goddesses lived on the Earth among men. Things began to change in the beginning of the Olympian era. Zeus was a harsh and strict ruler during these times, as many new rulers tend to be. He saw humans as rather lowly creatures who were far beneath immortals, and in fact should be treated as animals.
Prometheus, a Titan, became the protector of men and sided against Zeus. He even went so far as to steal fire from the Olympians and give it to humans. Outraged, Zeus chained Prometheus to the top of the Caucasus Mountains, intending to leave him there forever. However, Zeus was not finished punishing Prometheus — or the human race — yet. He sent down Pandora, the first woman. Ancient Greeks believed that women were the source of all evil and discomfort. The symbolic representation of women’s corruption of humanity is Pandora’s Box, which was filled with all the demons which torture humanity, from Greed to Spite. After Pandora unleashed these demons, the remaining immortals on earth quickly departed for Olympus. The last one to leave was Astraea, the daughter of Zeus and Themis. She was also the sister of Pudicitia, or Modesty. Astraea was the goddess of virtue. Although she went to the heavens, she still hopes to return to earth, and she watches from the sky every night to see when earth will be ready for her to return.