Now we say goodbye to charming Leo, as we welcome in beautiful Virgo.

Virgo is here to be in service. Wherever in their life they feel they are most purposeful – family, work, projects – that’s where they will show up. A big part of their function is to serve – to find where they are most helpful, most needed, and there they will be. 5 minutes early, at that.

Virgo is an Earth sign. They work with systems, structures, numbers, cold, hard facts. You will not often find them daydreaming, being caught in illusion, or frolicking around care-free. No. They have work to do. They have tasks to complete. They have things to worry about.

Virgo gives a helping hand. They will be the first to show up to help you move, to fix something in your home, or to give you advice. Boy, do they love giving advice 😉 Whether wanted or not, you’ll get that advice. They know how to do things more efficiently, more organized, more…perfect. And they’ll give you instruction on how to do it their way. It can be annoying, but they really are just trying to help.

They have to be careful of the perfectionist. They can be hard on themselves in this aspect. They want things to be perfect – their performance, their work, their day to day routine. And when it’s not, well, they turn a criticizing eye on themselves. A big part of Virgo’s journey, is to understand and have acceptance that we, as humans, came in to be messy. We came in to make mistakes…and that’s ok. We’re not always going to get it right.

At times, they will turn that criticism on others. How were you supposed to know there’s a specific way the forks go into the dishwasher, and the towels are to be folded just so? Don’t worry – Virgo will gladly teach you.

They are the most helpful friends around. You can always count on them when they say they’re going to be somewhere – they will show up dressed to a tee, and completely prepared. With an itinerary.

There is a purit and beauty to the Virgo essence. They value cleanliness. In themselves, their surroundings, their thoughts, and in their spirit. They strive for sanctity. They are the symbol of the virgin, after all.

A big life lesson for them is to keep an open heart. Try not to judge. Accept the perceived flaws in others. Love others regardless. Keep criticism to a minimum.

Manners matter. Details matter. Virgo loves detail oriented tasks. They do those tasks with precision. You can always count on a Virgo to get the job done – and efficiently. Their office will be in order, pencils sharpened, notepads angled just so; a place for everything and everything in it’s place.

The body part ruled by this Earthy sign are the intestines and the kidneys. Virgos will find that when stress gets the best of them, they will often have ailments in these areas.

They are ruled by the planet Mercury. They have the busiest intellect. Always thinking, analyzing, structuring in their thoughts. There is a nervousness with this sign. You can see it in their body language. You can see it as they tap their foot in the waiting room. They use their hands to express.

If you are lucky enough to have this dear soul in your close circle, cherish them. Acknowledge their helpfulness, their want to fix things and make things right. It comes from deep in their hearts, and remember – it is their function.

And it was morning as Spirit stood before her 12 children and into each of them she planted the seed of human life. One by one each child stepped forward to receive his appointed gift –
“To you, Virgo, I ask for an examination of all man has done with my creation. You are to scrutinize his ways sharply and remind him of his errors so that through him my creation may be perfected. For doing this I give you the gift of Purity of Thought.