August 23 to September 22
Symbol: The Virgin
Keyphrase: I Analyze
Virgos have the reputation of liking to clean.
Newsflash: They hate it.
What they really want are minions to clean for them.. Or for you to just pick up after your slobby ass. They don’t want to pick up or clean a damn thing or touch the ring you left around the tub… but they do value cleanliness and order. So, the way to the Virgo heart is to clean up your stuff but leave theirs alone.
While practical, analytical and sometimes picky, Virgos are also earthy, sensual and very loving… they just hold back until they’ve decided that you’re the right person.
Virgos can change as they learn and they have great potential for growth. The lower side of Virgo is pretty evil. The less evolved ones will use passive aggressive manipulation to get what they want, while the higher vibe of Virgo is a healer, service oriented, and undoubtedly brilliant.
Historically, the ruler of Virgo has been Mercury (along with Gemini). Now, Mercury is a great planet — don’t get me wrong. AND, it does reflect Virgo’s mercurial mind… but…. it is honestly a better match to the minor planet/centaur Chiron. Chiron is the wounded healer and teacher. Given that Virgo tends to be service oriented and a healer, it is pretty clear that there is a very profound connection here.