Sun in Virgo - Zodiac Signs

Meticulous Woman
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Virgos get antsy in situations where they see standards falling short, and they're not shy about voicing their criticisms.     

As actor Bill Murray (September 21st) said, "People say I'm difficult, and sometimes that's a badge of honor."

They are hyper-aware of how the pieces are working to form the whole and can go into a kind of quality control mode. This is where they've gotten the reputation for being nitpickers who are chronically dissatisfied.


I jokingly call my Virgo husband The Control Man, because he seems to hover at times, ready to clean up my messes. He is vexed by chaos, even in the plots of movies, and loves to organize, to put things in order. 

And after the exuberance of Sun Leo, and peak Summer, Virgo's season (Late Summer into Autumn) is one of change, harvest, and organizing for the colder months ahead.  It's a time to find order and harmony, and to prepare.

Sandor (my Virgo man) often sees a better way to do whatever I'm doing. And though it's sometimes irksome, he's often right! I know I can count on him to fix things, organize and refine, so the day has more natural flow. 

Virgo Associations

Taking care of small animals. Work that calls for precision or a technical mind.  Holistic practices. Finicky eaters. Obsessive about sanitation.  Nature lovers, with an instinct for the natural over the synthetic. Forthright and dedicated.

Constantly analyzing to point of driving self and others crazy.     

All-Natural Virgo

Virgos often have a clean-edged look, and that instinct for what's wholesome keeps them close to nature. They have a heightened sense of how natural systems, like the body or the Earth body, works.

This draws earth sign Virgos into fields of healing, from medicine to alternative modalities that ally directly with nature.


For Virgos, staying in tip-top shape is essential, and many are connoisseurs of the healing arts.  They stay current with the latest findings, but also give respect to the body itself as the teacher. 

There’s an emphasis on habit, and a Virgo that has established a wholesome daily routine is far easier to live with than one that hasn't. There’s a physical sensitivity with Virgos that could be called high maintenance, and they need a lot of space to “purify” themselves in mind, body, and spirit. They are known as loners, and even if established in coupledom, will need plenty of “me” time to maintain their sense of self.

Aiming to Please

Virgos are the epitome of vigilant citizens, always looking for ways to be helpful.  And this hyper-vigilance seems to come from within, not any external force or drive for recognition.

Virgos are often compelled to serve others and can find respect in fields where attention to detail and a responsible attitude are rewarded.

They are natural healers and are gifted at bringing an unhealthy situation back into balance. But they have to watch out for those that would take advantage of their natures and put them in subservient roles. Finding the courage to place the highest value on what they offer can take a lifetime for some Virgos.

The Hermit

You can set your clock by their punctuality, so if you’re going to be late, you’d better have a good reason. When trying to win the heart of a Virgo, try giving them something practical that enhances their daily life. And always make sure your clothes are free of unsightly stains or wrinkles, as this will be duly noted.

The self-contained nature of the Virgo Sun sometimes makes them all the more alluring. Here's where the Virgin comes into play -- someone who will always be whole and complete unto themselves. And this can make them seem unattainable.

In a relationship, the Sun in Virgo finds comfort in the routines of daily life. When they’ve found a worthy mate, they revel in the patterns and habits of togetherness and can begin to relax into the beauty of the familiar.

The Dates:

August 24th through September 23rd


crafty, skilled, discriminating, organized, clever, wholesome, responsible, caring, loyal

The Shadow Side:

critical, nitpicking, cold, fussy, negative, unsocial

Quality and Element:

Mutable and Earth