Virgo Season runs between August 23rd and September 22nd, a month that sees us return back-to-school with pencils sharpened, a fresh kit and keen, eager minds ready for work and stimulation! It’s a time for us all to check in with tools we have at our disposal, which allow us to do our jobs well or chip away at our craft. Historically, the Sun’s tour of Virgo would see harvest in full swing, the wheat being sorted from the chaff. Produce was busily gathered, stored and preserved in anticipation of leaner times that lay ahead. Similarly, those born in this window have an advantage in this regard – perceptive, astute and naturally adept at sifting through what’s useful (or not). These people have a sixth sense, a shrewd ‘gut instinct’ for the necessities, seamlessly identifying what’s nutritious and discarding anything less!
They’re proficient and efficient
Your Virgo friend is typically sensible, prepared and can accurately read the task at hand – getting things right according to information available. At times they’ll be on top of it all but not always. You’ll find Virgo routinely practices healthy habits as they see fit – they’ll either boast a meticulous appearance: pressed shirt, matching socks and underwear (the starched collars of Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld a testament to this fastidious trait). Or, in lieu of external cleanliness, they’ll enjoy a tidy mind, well-versed in their interests, facts or figures stored, logged and labelled. They might impress you with a flawless rendition on the piano or surprise you via another skillset they’ve quietly fine-tuned.
Virgos understand the assignment
Praised as ‘best dressed’ at the 2022 Met Gala, Blake Lively is one Virgo who’s ‘on point’ when it comes to her choices. The same can be said for Zendaya, Poppy Delevingne, Stella McCartney and Billy Porter. Modest and understated, they’ll step it up when it’s called for and appropriate. Note this tendency to get things ‘just so’ can lead to excellence but also worry.
The perfectionist streak is real
One of the stereotypes is that our beloved Virgo is hyper-critical (both of themselves and others). There’s an inclination to toil, work tirelessly, fuss and labour over the details. This can make for a peak performance – Beyoncé is revered for her intense rehearsal schedule, while director-filmmaker Ava DuVernay has a refined eye that’s seen her rise to the top of her field. Two of the seven members of BTS are Virgo (RM and Jungkook), which could be one of the many ingredients that’s helped them become the world’s best-selling artists. However, a Virgo’s keen analytical side can lead to anxiety as they strive to be impeccable – help them come back down to earth, realising there’s no such thing as perfection!
Encourage them to find peace of mind
Like Gemini, Virgo is ruled by Mercury the messenger god (yes, Freddie Mercury was a Virgo!). Answering to their ruling planet, they have an intellectual nature, expressed through the editor’s pen, the architects neat sketches, the seamstresses needle and accountants books. They cut through data with precision, yet there’s a propensity for them to overwork, striving to be self-sufficient, leading to stress. Sydney Sweeney recently stated she couldn’t afford to take a “six-month break” and Keke Palmer shared she “hit the wall” with an extreme work ethic earlier in her career. While it’s great to be busy, remind them it’s practical, conscientious and ultimately more productive to take it easy on their delicate nervous system.
They’re the good guys and girls
Frequently mistaken for ‘a Virgin’, the mythology of this zodiac sign circles back to an ancient goddess of innocence, purity and fertility. The last immortal to live among the human race, ultimately she fled, disgusted by the brutality of man, to be placed among the stars as the constellation Virgo – a bridge between heaven and earth. This angelic archetype often resonates, with the likes of Keanu Reeves, Idris Elba, Colin Firth, Salma Hayek, Florence Welch and Cameron Diaz all coming off as genuinely well intentioned, nice people. Even when Virgo meets a bump in the road, they have the propensity to come back to humility, modesty and sweetness.
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