information for virgo

Virgo The Virgin

August 23 to September 23

Virgo Traits

Modest and shy
Meticulous and reliable
Practical and diligent
Intelligent and analytical

Virgo On the dark side...

Fussy and a worrier
Overcritical and harsh
Perfectionist and conservative

Created by your Astrologer Michael Thiessen!

Virgo! About Your Sign...

Virgo is the only zodiacal 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 Virgoan 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 Virgo,;

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 Virgoans 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.

Virgos 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 Virgoans 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 office than a workshop.

Virgo 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 Virgoans 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.

Possible Health Concerns...

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 Virgoans 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.

  • Health foods
  • Lists
  • Hygiene
  • Order
  • Wholesomeness
  • Hazards to health
  • Anything sordid
  • Sloppy workers
  • Squalor
  • Being uncertain


As with all sun signs, we all have unique traits to our personalities. When these traits are suppressed, or unrealized, problems will arise. However, with astrology we can examine the problem and assess the proper solution based on the sun sign characteristics. As a Virgo you may see things below that really strike home. Try the solution, you most likely will be amazed at the results. If you find yourself on the receiving end of the negatives below, it is because you are failing to express the positive.

Problem: Finding yourself frequently alone and unable to keep friends for more than a few weeks.
Solution: Try not to be argumentative over much and the constant criticism that Virgos give to their companions are not endearing qualities to have. Try to live and let live, they will love you for it.

Problem: People tend to avoid making close contact with you.
Solution: Being too preoccupied with health and making it a continual topic of conversation. Try to keep your tips and suggestions about health and health products to yourself unless asked for them.

Problem: Dissatisfied with the way your life is turning out; no excitement or change to speak of.
Solution: You may be restricting yourself by reducing your life to a set of theories and pigeon-holes. Try to express the positive by first asking yourself, Who or what are you serving; are you devoted or are you enslaved. Answer those questions and then start a new path that includes your true worth.

Problem: You may feel that your life and your climb to success is a steep hill that you may never be able to scale.
Solution: Try expressing the positive traits of your finely tuned analytical reasoning, employing the light touch with employees and coworkers, while expressing genuine concern for all; You will find those mountains turning into hills that you run right over.

Your ruling planet is MERCURY
Your ruling planet is mercury

Mean distance from the Sun (AU) 0.387
Sidereal period of orbit (years) 0.24
Equatorial radius (km) 2,439
Polar radius (km) 2,439
Body rotation period (hours) 1,408
Tilt of equator to orbit (degrees) 0
Number of observed satellites 0

Some more interesting facts about your sign:

Symbol For Pisces is the Fish

The Virgin is the entity that is associated with your sign. The above picture is of the grotto in Lourdes, France where the Virgin appeared to the children. In the upper right you will see a statute of The Lady. The Virgin imparts purity of intent to the actions of the persons born under the sign of Virgo.

The colors for Virgo are GREEN AND DARK BROWN
Your starstone is sardonyx

Your starstone is the beautiful, SARDONYX. The Sardonyx can be found with many different colored bands on it but the one suggested for Virgo is that of the reddish brown variety. It is in the quartz family and is mined around the world.


There is, and always have been, a controversy over "starstones".Starstones are NOT birthstones. I give you here in these pages the stones that are called your starstones, (planet stones), which viberates the strongest to your planet or sign, NOT to the month that you were born. I would also like it if those who think they know precisely what their stone is to go to the library and reference some good Astrology books such as 'Parkers Astrology'. Sorry for the confusion, but confusion over this topic has raged for hundreds of years.

Some Famous Virgoeans That Share Your Sign!

August 23, 1970 - River Phoenix - Actor

August 24, 1770 - Friedrich Hegal - Writer

August 24, 1944 - Chris Chubbock - Celebrity

August 25, 1918 - Leonard Bernstein - Conductor

August 25, 1918 - George Wallace - Politician

August 25, 1930 - Sean Connery - Actor

August 25, 1933 - Regis Philbin - TV Personality

August 25, 1947 - Anne Archer - Actress

August 25, 1954 - Elvis Costello - Singer

August 26, 1819 - Prince Albert - Royalty

August 26, 1904 - Christopher Isherwood - Religious Figure

August 26, 1921 - Zipporah Dobyns - Astrologer

August 26, 1923 - Richard Attenborough - TV Host

August 27, 1871 - Theodore Dreiser - Writer

August 27, 1908 - Lyndon Johnson - President USA

Auguat 27, 1910 - Mother Teresa - Humanitarian

August 27, 1929 - Yasser Arafat - Political Figure

August 27, 1931 - Sri Chinmoy - Religious Leader

August 27, 1939 - Pee Wee Herman - Comdian

August 27, 1943 - Tuesday Weld - Actress

August 28, 1749 - Johann V. Goethe - Writer

August 29, 1876 - Frances Kettering - Engineer

August 29, 1907 - Don Loper - Designer

August 29, 1962 - Maeterlinck - Historical Figure

August 29, 1915 - Ingrid Bergman - Actress

August 29, 1938 - Elliot Gould - Actor

August 29, 1958 - Michael Jackson - Singer

August 30, 1797 - Mary Godwin Shelley - Writer

August 30, 1943 - Jean Claud Killy - Skier

August 31, 1880 - Queen Wilhelmina - Neth. Royalt

August 31, 1903 - Arthur Godfrey - Entertainer

August 31, 1908 - William Saroyan - Writer

August 31, 1916 - Daniel Schorr - Jounalist

August 31, 1924 - Buddy Hacket - Actor

August 31, 1928 - James Coburn - Actor

August 31, 1949 - Richard Gere - Actor

August 31, 1950 - Arthur Bremer - Criminal

September 1, 1875 - William Rice Burroughs - Writer

September 1. 1907 - Walter Reuther - Union Official

September 1, 1924 - Rocky Marciano - Boxer

September 1, 1938 - Alan Dershowitz - Attorney

September 1, 1939 - Lilly Tomlin - Comediene

September 1. 1957 - Gloria Estefan - Singer

September 2, 1919 - Marge Champion - Dancer

September 2, 1948 - Terry Bradshaw - Sports Figure

September 2, 1951 - Mark Harmon - Actor

September 2, 1961 - Michael Thiessen - Astrologer

September 3, 1935 - Eileen Brennan - Actress

September 3, 1943 - Valarie Perrine - Actress

September 3, 1965 - Charlie Sheen - Actor

September 4, 1530 - Ivan the Terrible - Royalty

September 4, 1824 - Anton Bruckner - Composer

September 4, 1896 - Antinon Artaud - Writer

September 4, 1908 - Richard Wright - Inventor

September 4, 1913 - Micky Cohen - Gangster

September 4, 1918 - Paul Harvey - Broadcaster

September 4, 1920 - Craig Claiborne - Writer

September 4, 1929 - Tomas Eagelton - Politician

September 5, 1912 - John Cage - Musician

September 5, 1913 - John Mitchell - Politician

September 5, 1927 - Paul Volcker - Federal Reserve

September 5, 1902 - Darryl F. Zanuck - Producer

September 5, 1929 - Bob Newhart - Actor

September 5, 1940 - Raquel Welch - Actress

September 6, 1888 - Joseph Kennedy Sr. - Famous Family

September 6, 1860 - Jane Adams - Social Worker

September 6, 1944 - Swoosie Kurtz - Actress

September 7, 1887 - Edith Sitwell - Writer

September 7, 1900 - Taylor Caldwell - Writer

September 7, 1924 - Daniel Inouye - Politician

September 7, 1943 - Peter Lynch - Financial Wiz

September 7, 1936 - Buddy Holly - Singer

September 8, 1841 - Antonin Dvorak - Composer

September 8, 1889 - Robert Taft - Politician

September 8, 1922 - Lyndon Larouche - Celebrity

September 8, 1924 - Grace Metalious - Writer

September 8, 1925 - Peter Sellers - Actor

September 8, 1948 - Sam Nun - Politician

September 9, 1890 - Jimmy the Greek Snyder - Celebrity

September 9. 1925 - Cliff Robertson - Actor

September 9, 1941 - Otis Redding - Musician

September 9, 1951 - Michael Keaton - Actor

September 10, 1929 - Arnold Palmer - Sport Figure

September 10, 1934 - Charles Kuralt - Journalist

September 10, 1945 - Jose Feliciano - Singer

September 10, 1948 - Margaret Trudeau - Political Wife

September 10, 1953 - Amy Irving - Actress

September 10, 1924 - Tom Landry - Sports Figure

September 11, 1862 - O. Henry - Writer September 11, 1885 - D.H. Lawrence - Writer

September 11, 1932 - Bob Packwood - Politician

September 11, 1940 - Brian Depalma - Director

September 11, 1962 - Kristy McNichol - Actress

September 12, 1880 - Henry L. Menken - Writer

September 12, 1888 - Maurice Chevalier - Actor

September 12, 1940 - Linda Gray - Actress

September 13, 1819 - Clara Schumann - Composer

September 13, 1857 - Milton Hershey - Industrialist

September 13, 1905 - Claudette Colbert - Actress

September 13, 1944 - Jacqueline Bissett - Actress

September 13, 1948 - Nell Carter - Actress

September 14, 1879 - Margaret Sanger - Activist

September 15, 1789 - George Fenimore Cooper - Writer

September 15, 1857 - William H. Taft - President US

September 15, 1880 - Agatha Christie - Writer

September 15, 1922 - Jackie Cooper - Actor

September 16, 1638 - Lousi XIV 'Sun King' - Royalty

September 16, 1924 - Lauren Bacall - Actress

September 16, 1926 - Rev. Robert Schuller - Religious Leader

September 17, 1907 - Warren Burger - U.S. Justice

September 17, 1931 - Anne Bancroft - Actress

September 17, 1948 - John Ritter - Actor

September 18, 1916 - Rossano Brazzi - Actor

September 18, 1962 - Refrigerator Perry - Sports Figure

September 18, 1905 - Greta Garbo - Actress

September 19, 1928 - Mickey Mouse - Cartoon Character

September 19, 1941 - Cass Elliot - Singer

September 19, 1948 - Jeremy Irons - Actor

September 19, 1949 - Twiggy - Model

September 19, 1950 - Joan Lunden - TV Personality

September 20, 1853 - Chulalonghorn, Siam - Royalty

September 20, 1878 - Upton Sinclare - Writer

September 20, 1928 - Dr. Joyce Brothers - Psychologist

September 20, 1934 - Sophia Loren - Actress

September 21, 1874 - Gustave Holst - Composer

September 21, 1866 - H. G. Wells - Writer

September 21, 1931 - Harry Hagman - Actor

September 21, 1944 - Hamilton Jordon - Press Secretary

September 21, 1947 - Stephen King - Writer

September 21, 1950 - Bill Murray - Actor

September 22, 1932 - Ingemar Johansson - Boxer

September 22, 1960 - Joan Jett - Singer

September 22, 1960 - Tai Babilonia - Skater

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