What mood is a Virgo?
What You Should Know Before Dating A Virgo, Because It’s A Wild Ride
Being a Virgo, I can attest to the fact that every personality trait astrologers use to describe us is dead on. As much as I want to cringe and deny some Virgo characteristics (critical, hard to please, and an obsessive need to control), I can’t argue that this isn’t all part of being a Virgo. Perfectionist Virgos can be a tad bit too intense for some people to handle, but if you’re up for the challenge, those born between Aug. 23 and Sept. 22 are some of the most loyal and loving folks around. Why are Virgos so intense, you ask? Because they get stuff done, and it’s part of what makes them a great partner.
As long as you’re open to a little (OK, a lot) of unsolicited advice, then a Virgo will help you be your best self. Want a bedroom closet that makes even Marie Kondo envious? Find yourself a Virgo to date, and they’ll make it happen. Virgos aren’t the easiest to woo, but if you are lucky enough to date one, then you’ll have a practical, precise, and punctual partner committed to making your life easier. If you’ve ever dated a Virgo or if you are one yourself, then you’ll know these aspects of the Virgo personality to be true.
They Bottle Up Their Feelings
Virgos are masters at keeping their feelings under control, mostly because they know they are overly sensitive and they don’t want to overreact. Often, by the time you hear what’s bothering them, it can come out in an explosive way because they’ve been bottling it up for so long. Give them a safe place to express these feelings, and don’t lash out at them when they explode. They just need to feel heard, and once they get those feelings out, they can finally relax.
They Want You To Say What You Mean
Virgos hate mind games, and they don’t like to guess how you’re feeling or make assumptions. They view mind games and withholding of emotions as immature and a complete waste of their energy. Open communication is key with a Virgo, but do so with tact. Being honest is one thing, and it’s another when you’re hurtful and inconsiderate. Remember they are sensitive creatures, so be up front with them in a loving, gentle way.
They Love Feeling Organized
Virgos thrive on perfect order and meticulous cleanliness. If you’re going to live with a Virgo, then make sure you don’t throw your clothes on the floor or leave your dishes. They truly can’t function in any kind of chaos. This sign may not expect to you adhere to their organizational standards, but they’re definitely going to want you to make an effort.
They Never Ask For Help
Virgos care so much about other people and love to feel needed, but they often put everyone else’s needs before themselves. Help them receive, and give back to them. They seldom do it for themselves, so they need others to do it for them. As reluctant as they are to ask for help, they need it just as much as anyone else.
They Know When You’re Lying
They can spot a liar a mile away, so don’t be fake or dishonest. They value trust and honesty above all else, even if your honesty hurts. The upside is that they are very in tune with how people are feeling, and they will open the door to difficult subjects that need to be discussed. The downside is, it’s difficult to keep anything from them, even if you are trying to protect them. They are sometimes too intuitive for their own good.
They Don’t Give Second Chances
Virgos are fiercely loyal and give 100% to their loved ones, but they won’t be used or taken for granted. Once Virgos make up their minds that they’re not getting what they’re giving, they will promptly show you the door with little drama. They just don’t believe in investing in someone who isn’t investing in them.
They Work Hard
One of the traits Virgos are most proud of is their work ethic. Their motto is “no pain, no gain.” They work hard at everything, including their careers, their relationships, and their hobbies, and they have very little tolerance for people who don’t totally invest themselves in what they do. With them, you should understand that work typically comes before play.
They Need Space
Virgos are social creatures and love being with people, but they are also fiercely independent and like to do things on their own. They need an equal balance of time with you and time alone. Needy partners won’t last long with a Virgo. As soon as they feel smothered, they will surely withdraw. Give them the freedom to roam and do their own thing, and they will definitely appreciate it.
They’re Hard On Themselves
No sign is more critical of themselves and others than Virgos, as their standards for themselves are ridiculously high. They need the people they love to help cheer them on, and in turn, they’ll serve as their partner’s biggest cheerleader.
Despite what some may believe, Virgos are some of the most sexual people you will ever meet. Though they may be reserved at first, once you make them feel safe, you will be the recipient of their unbridled passion. Their sexuality is very important to them, and if they connect with you, you’re in for a wild ride.
There’s no denying that Virgos are intense AF, and a relationship with one is sure to change your life, whether you like it or not. Who couldn’t use some Virgo energy in their life?
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated by Elite Daily Staff.
Virgo Astro Mood
Virgo (August 22nd – Semptember 22nd) The Giver
These colors accentuate the Intriguing, Romantic nature of Virgo. Lips – Brick Blush – Russet Eyes – Ivory, Sand, Turquoise, Earth liner
This kit will attract: Devotion
To harmonize your inner spiritual personality with your outward appearance add touches of these colors to your everyday makeup.
4 eyeshadows, 1 blush and 1 lip color in a vintage paper compact
It is difficult to believe that the extremely attractive dreamer with the soft oval face and delicate cameo features could be born under the same sign as a woman with bold, piercing eyes and sharp features. The former is the most common type of Virgo, although a mixture of the two can be found. The latter type has larger eyes and a mouth which is always well defined and quite beautiful. Her features are similar to those of Pisces, her polar opposite, but are distinguished by the flatter planes of the face and the sharper-eyed, less dreamy expression. Although not as harmonious, Virgo’s features are still extremely attractive, with an intriguing beauty—the kind that “grows on you.”
The lovely, typically high forehead is often accentuated by a widow’s peak, and the serene, slightly protruding, and heavy-lidded eyes are framed by high, delicate eyebrows. Depth should be given to the eyes by applying dark, preferably earthy, shades next to the lashes. Even those rare Virgos with deep-set eyes will find that this technique will enlarge them. Balance is the key word in all Virgo makeup, to enhance the purity and tranquillity of expression. Blues, pinks, and other bright colors on her eyes give her a harsh, painted look unless they are used sparingly and combined with the colors more flattering to her sign: rust, dark green, all shades of brown from beige to chocolate, and, for the dark-haired Virgo, black. Although it is good for her clothing, gray should be avoided as it tends to harden the Virgo woman’s face.
To further accentuate harmony and softness, blusher should be kept to a minimum on the cheekbones, and a little used around the face and under the chin for a luminous effect. Light russet shades, apricot, and peach are all suitably discreet for Virgo. Her skin tone is usually very even. Some pale foundation under the eyes will highlight this area and deemphasize the slightly protruding eyelids. This plus a light dusting of transparent powder is all she will need to enhance her skin, if she has been getting enough fresh country air (her complexion’s most important revitalizer).
In her youth, Virgo tends to neglect her skin, which is astonishing for such a meticulous person. This is probably because she has little orno complexion trouble and therefore assumes, incorrectly, that it is unnecessary. Although Virgos generally stay youthful-looking until late in life, the permanently anxious look, another Virgo trait, can cause frown lines on the forehead at quite a young age. A good skin- care program (the Virgo woman is usually satisfied with moderately priced, clinical- seeming products) and lessons in relaxing facial muscles can prevent or alleviate this problem.
If foundation is applied to the entire face, a tinted moisturizer or, at most, a fine-textured foundation is best. Anything heavier will be too obvious and will coarsen this delicate face.
For both types of Virgos, the lips can be slightly enlarged. At the very least, care should be taken to extend the color right to the edge of the lips. This will lessen the doll-like effect makeup can have on the softer-faced Virgo. For the sharper- featured woman, it will add sensuality to her looks, unless she has the large, well-defined mouth, in which case this will not be necessary. A great variety of lipstick shades are available to both Virgos: russets, ambers, salmon pink, oranges, and even reds. The Virgo with the larger mouth could be even more adventurous, adding browns, mustard shades, and bluish-pinks to the above shades as well as a clear gloss, which, on the younger Virgo, creates a very interesting contrast with strongly colored eyes.
When Virgo’s stone, the Mercury- governed aquamarine, is worn, the softer salmon pink and russet shades would be best. Topaz, another stone associated with Virgo, is most becoming with oranges or clear reds. It is interesting to note that sardonyx, the stone used in cameo jewelry, is also ruled by this sign. It is almost as if the first type of Virgo mentioned in this chapter—she with the delicate, dreamy expression—had been etched in the very stone governed by her ruling sign.
Your Virgo Zodiac Sign Guide: Everything to Know About the Detail-Oriented Earth Sign
Ruled by cerebral Mercury, thoughtful Virgo is the straight-A student of the zodiac.
By Maressa Brown
Updated on July 12, 2022 @ 05:00PM
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As summer winds down, we embrace the last poolside days and retrain our eyes on the prizes to be won from returning to school or refocusing on the job. With the warmest days of the year moving to the rearview mirror and fall ahead, daily routines — that workout plan you want to stick to through the rest of the year or that volunteer opportunity you’ve been meaning to spend time on — come into focus. It must be Virgo season.
Annually, approximately between August 23 and September 22, the sun moves through the sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo, symbolized by the Virgin or the Maiden.
Encompassing summer’s last hurrah and leading into the Fall Equinox, we’re eager to soak up every last moment of what might be the most playful, carefree season of the year while planning ahead in a major way. This pragmatic energy and striving to be present is brought to you by Virgo, an earth sign associated with cerebral thought, honing in on the details of life, a propensity to be of service to others, and a sensitive heart. These traits are owed to Virgo’s ruling planet, Mercury, which oversees communication, transportation, technology, curiosity, and research.
A few brainy, dedicated, perfectionistic, big-hearted Virgos: Zendaya, Beyoncé, Blake Lively, Melissa McCarthy, Michelle Williams, Taraji P. Henson, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler. These celebs are astrologically influenced to use their super communicator powers and self-expression to make their mark and difference in the world.
Here, everything you need to know about the practical, thoughtful, down-to-earth sign.
Virgo Personality Traits
Those born between August 23 and September 22 can generally assume that their sun sign is Virgo. (It’s not definitive, because the sun moves between signs on different days annually.) Also note that while we tend to refer to ourselves as our sun sign, it’s just one detail of a natal chart, which is basically a unique snapshot of the sky when you were born. But it’s a detail that helps color your core sense of self, identity, personal style, self-esteem, and confidence.
The master organizer of the zodiac
Typical sun in Virgo traits include being detail-oriented, perfectionistic, a fan of routine and lists and organization (although they can be conventionally neat and tidy in certain ways, like drooling over spreadsheet design, and totally sloppy in others, like leaving piles of clothes on their floor for days on end), health-conscious, mercurial, sensitive, giving, analytical, masters of research, and shrewd communicators. Their characteristics reflect themes covered by the Sixth House of Wellness & Daily Routine, which Virgo rules. The Sixth House oversees your daily grind, everyday routines, how you manage your regular schedule, as well as how you care for your fitness and health.
The mutable earth sign
Every sign is assigned a quality (cardinal, mutable, or fixed), which explains the sign’s basic energy. There’s a cardinal, mutable, and fixed sign within every element (fire, earth, air, water). Virgo is the mutable one of the earth group, which makes them more flexible than other signs and interested in hearing many sides of an issue before making a decision. In fact, it’s for this very reason that they can struggle to reach a conclusion, but once they do, you can rest assured they’ve left no stone unturned while gathering pertinent information.
Virgo’s best personality traits:
Grounded empaths and lovers of language, knowledge, and being of service to those they love, you can trust that a Virgo in your life will be brimming with helpful information and action steps while also being one of the first people to offer a shoulder to lean or cry on. They are the brainy A students of the zodiac, quick to share what they know to steer the ship in the right direction — and if they don’t, they’ll go on a merciless hunt for those «just-right» details. They’re the friend who feels more like a big sister or the yoga instructor whose flows and speeches seem intuitively, perfectly attuned to the moment. If you’re dating a Virgo, they’ll make sure they’ve scoured all of Yelp for the perfect spot with the best reviews, call ahead to ensure you get the best view, or offer up a gift that’s so incredibly thoughtful, personal, and sweet, you’re left shaking your head in awe.
Virgo’s worst personality traits:
Virgo’s perfectionism and tendency to be their own worst critic can take a toll in just about every area of their life. Overthinking and overanalyzing, their Mercury-guided minds can often switch into overdrive, turning up the volume on their insecurities. This can manifest as procrastination or projecting their inner nitpicking onto others. They’re also super-prone to high functioning anxiety and often worry themselves sick. If they’re having trouble self-soothing, these Nervous Nelly, high-strung tendencies could make it challenging for people who are on a different emotional wavelength to be around them.
What Virgos Are Like in Love & Bed
Virgo’s romance style
If your date seems to dig all the little things about their day-to-day routine — from caring for a pet to watering their plants, taking their favorite spin class to writing lengthy emails to friends — you’re likely seeing someone born under the influence of kind, information-gathering, helpful, downright sweet Virgo energy. The earth sign is pragmatic and perfectionistic, and while this might not be the stuff big, sweeping, cinematic romantic fantasies are made of, Virgoan energy is sure to appeal to anyone who values communication skills and being shown they’re loved in thoughtful, service-oriented ways on the regular.
Anyone who would like to forge a lasting bond with a Virgo would do well to lean into intellectually-stimulating conversation, taking care of their own bodies, minds, and souls as part of their everyday routine, and recognizing their lover’s concerted efforts offer help and healing. They’ll appreciate even the tiniest tokens of affection that prove you’ve paid attention, e.g. their favorite flower or a specially curated playlist.
Virgo’s sexual style
While some might tease Virgos — a.k.a. the Virgin — for being too uptight and picky to let loose between the sheets, a Virgo who is comfortable, confident, happy, and ideally in love (they know they deserve it all) will easily put any heady hangups aside in the bedroom. Instead, their sensitive, service-oriented nature will be on full display. They’ll think through all of the subtle aspects necessary for setting the mood during a sexy evening, like adding sensual essential oil to a diffuser or making sure they have their lover’s favorite wine on hand.
Given how cerebral they are, their favorite form of foreplay is nerding out over that book they just read, the documentary you both watched, or the op-ed everyone on Twitter was buzzing about today. And if you start trading notes about the ways you’re giving back to your community through volunteer work or political action, steel yourself for fireworks.
Once they’re in the throes of a passionate encounter, they’re eager to please, deriving a lot of their own pleasure from feeling like they’ve given their partner exactly what they want. Feeling chill enough in their own skin to speak up and share what they want can be a struggle for some Virgos, but once they’ve gotten cozy with it, they’ll be extra specific, basically giving their lover a treasure map to bring them bliss. And by the way, that Virgoan specificity can extend to having a very particular fetish, whether it’s for a particular type of restraint, position, or their go-to CBD oil.
Wondering how Virgo matches up with your sign as a friend, a lover, a colleague, or in terms of any other one-on-one relationship? Here, their most simpatico partners as well as clash-prone pairings:
Signs most compatible with Virgo:
Signs that share the same element tend to be the most in sync (e.g. two water signs, like Cancer and Scorpio). This is especially the case for two earth signs, both of whom have an innate appreciation for keeping it real.
Earth is also traditionally compatible with water, because the two elements complement one another. Water signs help earth sit with their emotions and hit the pause button on rational thought in order to dream, while earth signs can guide water signs to plan and organize. That said, a Virgo often hits it off with a similarly pragmatic, thoughtful Taurus, heartfelt and sensitive Cancer, or industrious and tradition-minded Capricorn.
Signs least compatible with Virgo:
As with most of the zodiac signs, opposites can attract — and Virgo and Pisces often bond over being empaths who care almost too much for others (and perhaps one another) at times. This can make for a deep, otherworldly connection, but as Virgo is informed by Mercury and guided by reality, facts, and concrete data, and watery Pisces is ruled by spiritual, dreamy, and escapist Neptune, they might struggle against their core natures to get in sync.
Virgo is also square (the most challenging angle that can exist between two signs) curious Gemini and philosophizing Sagittarius. Unless they have other positive aspects in their natal charts, Virgo can respect the other mutable signs for their adaptability and similar love of soaking up knowledge at every turn, but emotionally, Virgos might wince at Gemini’s dualistic and flighty nature and interpret Sag’s unfiltered preachiness as insensitivity.
What If You Have Virgo Elsewhere in Your Chart?
As mentioned previously, the sun sign is one of many aspects of a natal chart. When you were born, the moon and all the planets in our solar system were in one of the 12 signs and a particular position — all of which help to inform your personality and areas of your life. Here’s what it means if Virgo shows up in any of the main areas of your chart:
The moon, which spends about two to three days in each sign, influences your emotions and intuition. If it was in Virgo at the time of your birth, your head and your heart are inextricably linked. On a good day, this can make for a love of life’s most minute details, thoughtfulness, and helpfulness, and on one that’s not as good, hypersensitivity rooted in overthinking.
Mercury, which spends about two to three weeks in a sign, shapes your communication style. If it was in Virgo when you were born, you likely have a way with words and language, love making detailed lists, and can throw together a gasp-worthy spreadsheet like nobody’s business.
Venus, which remains in a sign for about three to five weeks, influences how you behave in relationships and how you attract others. If you were born with the planet of love and beauty in Virgo, you will go to the ends of the earth to help someone you care about and offer gifts and gestures that were extremely thought out and well-researched. You appreciate when a partner matches you on that and shows they care in everyday, practical ways.
Mars, which remains in a sign for six or seven weeks, affects your energy, strength, sexual style, and how you experience courage. If you were born while the fiery, dynamic, fighter planet was in mutable, earthy Virgo, you’re a bit of a workaholic, content to plug away at one project after the next, as long as it’s part of a routine you enjoy sticking to. That said, you’re also capable of adapting and shifting when necessary, and multitasking is your forte, thanks to your ruler Mercury. Feeling like you’re contributing and making a difference on the job is crucial for you to stay interested and engaged. Colleagues likely lean on you for your research-savviness and willingness to lend an ear and sage advice.
Virgo Ascendant (or Rising)
Your ascendant or rising sign influences how you present yourself to the world. As a Virgo ascendant, you come off as down-to-earth, approachable, social, communicative, and eager to find solutions at every turn.