About Virgo Horoscopes
Virgo is an astrological sign which originated from the constellation Virgo, and is the sixth sign of the zodiac. Virgo is classed as a Negative or feminine, introverted sign; its element is Earth and its Quality is Mutable which influences virgo horoscopes. Traditionally in astrology Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury. The opposite sign to Virgo is Pisces. Under the tropical zodiac, Virgo is occupied by the Sun from August 23 to September 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently from September 17 to October 17. Virgo is the only zodiacal sign represented by a female affecting virgo horoscopes. The Leo/Virgo Cusp dates is between August 19 to August 23. Virgo/Libra Cusp dates September 19 to September 23 this can make a big difference to virgo horoscopes. See Cusp (astrology) in information. The Indian equivalent of Virgo is Kanya. The Chinese equivalent is thought to be the zealous, meticulous Rooster, whose lunar month is 8 September - 7 October. Virgos are thought to be compatible with Taurus and Capricorn. When they come into contact with these signs there can be action in the love sector of virgo horoscopes.
According to one interpretation, the Virgo constellation depicts Astraea, the virgin daughter of the god Zeus and the goddess Themis. Astraea was known as the goddess of justice, and was identified as this constellation due to the presence of the scales of justice (Libra) nearby, and supposedly ruled the world with her wise ways until mankind became so callous that she returned to the skies, disgusted. Virgo is also identified with Persephone, daughter of Demeter (goddess of agriculture and guardian of marriage). Persephone was the goddess of innocence and purity, then later on became the Queen of the Underworld, when she was abruptly snatched away by Hades.
The astrological symbol of Virgo is said to represent the arms and torso of the virgin holding a sheaf of wheat which is sometimes symbolised by virgo horoscopes.
Astrologers broadly agree that the following are the characteristics of Virgo: The Virgo person is dedicated, devoted, nurturing, quiet, uninhibited, sacrificial, considerate, proud, shrewd, critically inclined, judicious, patient, objective, logical, meticulous, reliable, practical, diligent, intelligent and analytical, industrious, loyal, efficient, thorough, methodical, critical, pragmatic, modest, discreet, health and cleanliness conscious, mentally active, and flexible, romantic. The Virgo is also prone to being overly-proud, fussy, nervous, pedantic, petty, self-conscious, harsh, paranoid, scared of being sick, aloof, calculating, hard edged, overly critical, judgmental, pretentious, snobby, timid, compulsive, folds under pressure, perfectionistic, stubborn, conservative, and overly romantic. All of these characteristics influence Virgo horoscopes.
Suitable occupations are those in which analytical and practical, methodical qualities are needed, such as doctor, teacher, psychologist, nurse, hygienist, scientist, accountant, secretary, and inspector. These professions are sometimes depicted in career orientated horoscopes. In medical astrology, Virgo governs the intestines and digestion, also spleen and nervous system.
The following items are traditionally associated with Virgo and influence virgo horoscopes:
- Birthstone Peridot, Sardonyx, Blue Sapphire
- Colours Dark red, Black, Navy Blue
- Gemstones Sapphire, Rhodochrosite
- Metal Mercury
- Countries Greece, Crete, Turkey, Cyprus