Virgo in Brief: You are modest, cool headed and thoughtful. You have a strong sense of duty and may be fussy about rules. In love you and emotionally appreciative but can seem very shy. You are generous but sometimes demanding and insecure.
THE SIGN OF VIRGO, THE VIRGIN
Ruling Planet, Mercury
Number 5; Color, Silvery Gray; Day, Tuesday; Metals and Jewels, Silver, Platinum, Jade or Cornelian.
Entering this Sign about August 24th, the Sun leaves it again about September 22nd.
Authorities differ as to the meaning of this Sign’s name, and for what it stands as a symbol. It has been identified with Ceres, goddess of Plenty-it will be remembered this is harvest time-and with Isis, the eternal mother. Another version goes that it was named after Erigone, a beautiful maid of Athens, whose father, Icarius, was murdered and his body refused burial. Heartbroken, Erigone wandered forth, accompanied by a faithful dog by whose aid she found her father’s body. Having given him honorable rites, she took her own life from grief, and was placed in the Heavens as the Constellation Virgo, symbol of enduring love. It will be noticed that very much the same story, though of course this was much older, was told of Isis and her search for the remains of her husband, from which it may be suggested that Isis was the original and the Erigone version introduced later.
Virgo is represented as a woman holding corn or flowers, often with a sickle in her hand, and as such she resembles the symbols of Ceres, the Earth Goddess. The legends vary in detail, but they are all versions of the parable of the changing seasons, of seed time and harvest.
Virgo is one of the three Earth Signs, and as Taurus stands for the time when the seed is sown, Virgo is associated with the ripening of fruit and corn, and Capricorn with the brown earth itself and the treasures that lie within it.
All people born under this Sign have close kinship with the earth, and when ailing should seek the country. Happiest and most useful when in rustic surroundings, they should avoid towns as much as possible, and a garden, however small, is an absolute necessity to them. They are quiet and reserved, have good mental qualities, but are seldom brilliant. They attain success not by leaps and bounds, but by application and perseverance.
They possess a strange power of knowing what remedies will be the best for them when they are ill, and as a rule will benefit most from herbal simples. Extremely fastidious about food and personal hygiene, the women make admirable housewives, and are eminently suited to any branch of domestic work, while the men are good builders, farmers and gardeners. Both men and women are suited to any clerical career, or in any occupation connected with chemistry or public health.
Unfortunately Virgo people are inclined to be intolerant of the failings of others, and often are so house-proud that they become a nuisance. In common with all the other people of the Earth Signs, they place an inordinate value on worldly possessions, and are keen on acquiring houses and land, though not for the sake of display. They take great satisfaction in being well-dressed, and in having well-furnished homes, but are careful in their expenditure always. A Virgo woman will not buy many new clothes, for instance, but will choose those she does buy with great care, making sure the material is excellent, and will give full attention to all details, being perfectly shod and gloved.
Their intolerance towards sinners has been mentioned, yet if Virgo people once take the wrong road, there is no drawing back for them, no half measures. All are undemonstrative, but have a deep power of affection. At their best both men and women make excellent marriage partners, though a tendency to worry over trifles and to be hard in their judgment of others is apt to make them trying as companions. Many do not marry at all. It is the Sign under which monks and nuns are born. Generally when they do marry it is from motives of prudence. They let their heads rule their hearts.
Virgo Love Horoscope
Compatibility: You harmonize best with: Capricorn and Taurus. There is mutual help and support with: Cancer and Scorpio. You either repel or attract: Pisces. You may ignore, avoid or adapt to: Gemini and Sagittarius