Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Ruling planet: Mercury C
Virgo is seasonally associated with the end of summer and the onset of autumn when nature - having borne its fruit - recedes into conservation. Because its period indicates a change of season, it is known as a 'mutable sign', which indicates an instinct towards changeability and an easy ability to let go of past situations in preparation for future needs.
Virgo people are very quick and active in youth, they learn with facility, and do notwork hard for knowledge; they seem to breathe it in without an effort. They acquire linguistic and elocutionary powers most readily, are fluent writers but are often cynical, cold and unforgiving when they have been injured. They are extremists in their food, and make hygiene a fad; they often fancy that they have every imaginable disease, because Virgo is the sixth sign and has a certain affinity with the sixth house, denoting health the and disease.
The sign is governed by Mercury, the planet of dexterity, communication, interchange of ideas and study. Mercury is also exalted in this sign, which as an 'earth-sign' is marked by practicality and perseverance. This gives an ideal balance between ingenuity of mind, and sharp intellect, and the strength of will needed to see creative ideas through to completion. In the other elements a strong Mercury can indicate fickleness or unhealthy restlessness, but Virgo's earthy qualities steady this trait and gives an excellent eye for detail. Virgos are reputed to be adept at languages, to possess a love of literature, a deep interest in history and statistics, and a good memory for details.
* Astrological Signs *
* Aries * Taurus * Gemini * Cancer *
* Leo * Virgo * Libra * Scorpio *
* Sagittarius * Capricorn * Aquarius * Pisces *