An old mysterious loner, swathed in dark robes, fixes your gaze through a snowstorm. He finds his way with only a lighted lantern.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22), archetypical Virgos are intelligent and analytical. Virgo can be shy and can be difficult to romance if you are looking for a love match.
The true age of Virgo in the astrologers Great Year took place circa 13000-10750 BCE. At he end of the Ice Age could be why some people refer to Virgo as standoffish & aloof. This period marked the age of the hunter-gatherer culture and clay pottery is thought to have originated around this time according to artefacts from this period. Developed agriculture also began around this time.
The accepted romantic match for Virgo is Capricorn and the worst is considered to be Aquarius. Expert astrologers insist that while Virgos can appear relaxed & distant externally, often they are concealing internal emotional turmoil. Virgos tend not to be attention seekers and are often thankful when someone genuinely realises that they would rather be in the background. Thought ful & emotional, Virgos tend to need their personal space more than most to reflect on life & their experiences.
Celebrated Virgos include Leonard Bernstein & Mary Godwin Shelley (author of Frankenstein).
The Virgo personality
Accepted as shy, withdrawn and sensitive typically. The Typical Virgo character is complex, intellectual and a total perfectionist. Virgos are usually reliable, punctual, organised and very self disciplined. These traits combined with the reservedness can give the impression that Virgo is aloof and unconcerned. In reality the true Virgo is as emotionally sensitive as Cancer or even Pisces.
The perceived Virgo shyness can have a negative effect in relationships for Virgo. Understandably this shyness can be misconstrued as coldness, some assume Virgo prefers being a loner, and therefore fail to interact. In reality the true Virgo wants friendship, but is very careful in choosing who they allow past the initial barriers they project. Often Virgo will steer interaction or conversation to world events or anything that prevents them revealing anything personal.
Virgo is powered by Mercury, which means Virgos are ruled by their head, mind & communication as opposed to their emotions. Virgos generally rely on logic and analysis, leading many to the fields of science or any profession that needs analytical structure. Being perfectionists you can be sure any task carried out by Virgo will be performed to the very best of their ability.
Unfortunately this perfectionism can also become the chink in Virgos armour. Virgos generally are very self critical, beating themselves up over the slightest perceived failure. Obviously this critical perfectionism requires a certain level of understanding from any potential partner. Few suitors penetrate Virgos shyness and aloof personality and they are impossibly drawn to those who expect the very best from them at all times, making down time a near impossibility.
Virgo homes are almost always spotless & incredibly organised. The typical Virgos appearance is reflected by flawlessly polished exterior. A typical Virgo will shun the limelight & much prefer to blend in to the background. Virgo is widely regarded as the most detail focused of all the star signs.
As with all signs obviously not every Virgo practical, shy & driven. However these typical traits are indeed a common factor amongst many who were born under Virgo. Physical ailments accepted to relate to a typical Virgo are stomach & intestinal problems.
Virgos are Earth signs which leads them to love stability & consistency. It is easy for the earth signs to be too rigid in their routines & be stuck in their ways. Earth is the channel that transports the energy of water signs so Virgo can be compassionate & loving & are at the roots of the solidity of the zodiac.