24 August – 22 September
Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac, is the second the be ruled by Mercury. Here are the practical workers, but also the critics of the zodiac. They have excellent intellects but lack self-confidence. These days, because their Sun sign characteristics are so well-known, Virgoans may try to develop different characteristics in order to live down a prissy reputation.
Here is the second sign of the earth element and the second of the mutable quality. The practical, steady qualities of earth tend not to be very complimentary to the mutability of the sign. The influence of Mercury, the ruling planet, gives Virgoans excellent brains but also makes them worriers. If Virgoans are creative they will have excellent potential.
Traditional Virgo Traits
Modest, shy, meticulous, reliable, practical, diligent, intelligent, analytical.
Fussy, a worrier, over-critical, harsh, a perfectionist, conservative.
Associations of Virgo
Body area: Nervous system, stomach, intestines.
Foodstuffs: Vegetables grown under the earth, eg potatoes, celeriac, carrots, and also those associated with Gemini.
Animals: All domestic pets, particularly cats and dogs.
Countries: Greece, the West Indies, Turkey, Brazil, Crete, Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jordon.