Virgo(♍︎) Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between August 23 and September 22, and the Sun transits the constellation Virgo from approximately September 16 to October 30.

The mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury. It’s is symbolised by the maiden. Based on Astraea, in Greek mythology, she was the last immortal to abandon Earth at the end of the Silver Age, when the gods fled to Olympus – hence the sign’s association with Earth.

The maiden or virginity of Virgo ties to the sign’s dedication to purity and service.

mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury, Virgo (or Kanya, in Vedic astrology) is often associated with precision, critical thinking, service, and harvesting.

Virgo is a mutable sign, meaning it helps us transition from one season to the other (in the Northern Hemisphere, Virgo season arrives as summer begins transitioning to fall), so there’s a mental and physical flexibility and dynamism to Virgo—just like fellow Mercury-ruled sign Gemini.

It’s ruling planet, Mercury governs communication, intellect, and travel and is also associated with the sign of Gemini where Mercury manifests as quick-thinking, chatty, and dynamic energy. Virgo, however, is an earth sign, so it speaks to Mercury’s more self-contained energy.

Virgo’s job, with the help of Mercury, is to sort through the harvest—essentially separating what’s necessary from what’s not. Hence Virgos are often known as the editors of the zodiac.

Virgo traits:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Dedicated
  • Flexible
  • Independent
  • Modest
  • Organized
  • Practical

Virgos are so bent on serving to the best of their abilities, avoiding errors, and triple-checking their work that they can forget to have fun. All of that perfectionism can be tiring! But remember that it’s OK to make mistakes from time to time, and relaxation is an essential form of self-care.

When they do remind themselves to let loose, though, Virgos are typically a blast—with mercurial wit, dry humor, and a bit of a wild side.

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