Virgo Qualities and Characteristics

Ruling PlanetMercury
Body PartIntestines, digestion, spleen
Terrestrial Locomotion Biped
Luminary RulershipSun
ElementEarth (In India it is Water)
Symbolthe Virgin
Symbol DescriptionA woman with a spiky halo (or a lamp in hands) in a boat
Positive Keywordsanalytical, reliable, helpful, precise, intelligent, modest, practical, determined, hardworking, organized, caring, perfectionist
Negative Keywordsovercritical, shy, fussy, inflexible, worrier, interfering, cold, reserved, self-centred, pessimistic, narrow-minded, perfectionist
Related Careers (unverified)Doctor, Dentist, Nurse, Therapist, Teacher, Quality Control Analyst, Editor, Librarian, Bookkeeper, Accountant, IT Analyst, Engineer, Scientist, Agriculturist, Food Critic,

If Virgo is your Sun Sign

You are thought of as quite shy and introvert, and even quite naive. Your personality and composure is virginal in the sense that you are passive and still don’t let your personality and approach get affected by others. The positives are that you are very organized, meticulous and systematic and don’t like cluttering and irregularity.

You perform your tasks with a machine like planning and accuracy and this might get on others’ nerves. You are very down to earth and are acknowledged for your ability of making people feel comfortable and at home in your company. This is in close association with the fact that you possess an ant-like sincerity and solemnity, and at the same time don’t bother about who gets the credit or the spotlight.

You might also possess that nervousness and apprehension that is quite characteristic to people who work hard and want their results too bad. You are not that reserved against sex but take it in a very pure sense. You fancy yourself for being too wise in terms of managing money and making friends, that is the reason why you tend to be a little stingy and at the same time, a bit too analytical and judgmental of the people around you, even your close friends and family.

Qualities that make you lucky are systematic, rational, communicative, and discriminating. Qualities that hinder your success are unbending, indifference and argumentative.

Virgo Personality Traits

Of all the twelve signs, you will find these Virgo guys the busiest. And here’s the funny part – it’s not that they take up the most responsibility or the toughest job, or that they are so polite that they do all their coworkers’ work. It’s just that they end up the most swamped – might be because they are not that well-organized, or for some other reason, but they just can’t seem to be getting enough time.

Another very important characteristic, probably their most prominent, is their desire to serve people. They can literally become slaves for the ones they love; pleasing them is all they wish to do! In doing so, they can get tricked or let down once in a while, but they do make very good friends.

Virgoans are very versatile and have a great number of talents, but most remarkable of them is their excellent judging and critical capability. They can size up things, form an opinion, and express it in a very diplomatic and constructive way. This is what makes them such good critiques, teachers and diplomats. But they do this with a very honest humility, and just the way they are critical about everything, so also they are critical and judgmental about their own ability and talent. And this is horrible for their future prospects. Their friends should be there to support and encourage them at such moments; after all, that’s what friends are for, aren’t they?

And this attitude is not that great for their relationships either. This tendency continues into the married life even with all the devotion and love and care. They start getting judgmental about the partner’s habits and attitude, and at some point, either the partner gets irritated because of the constant nagging and pointing out, or the Virgo gets irritated with the partner’s habits which is, of course, magnified by his/her critical way of thinking.

This brings out another trait in the Virgos – they seem to worry a lot. So they surely are tender and talented, but they need to mend a thing or two if they wish to make the best of their life and love.

Virgo in Friendship

Virgo value friendship greatly and are ready to put great amounts of effort – not just to keep their friends happy, but also to be of use to him/her in every possible way. That means Virgo will leave no stone unturned in providing their friends with every single comfort they can ask for, and do every single chore for them, just so they wouldn’t have to stress themselves.

That’s so very sweet of you Virgo, but there is a problem with this. It’s not about being used; you are not so stupid as to be taken for a ride. The thing is that when you are busy making life better for your friend, you miss out on him – the person. People say friendship is all about being there for the other person when he needs you most, but if you have spent absolutely no time with the other person, there is no concept of friend, and with friend there is no friendship. So no doubt you are appreciated by your friends – who does not like to be taken care of?

So the message is simple – don’t think that when it comes to your problems, you can take care of them on your own; involve others in your life just as you involve yourselves in others. Once that is figured out, you have this other trait of making comments. I know you have an excellent sense of humor and most of your comments are absolutely spot on, but to tell you the truth, these critiques don’t have a lot many friends. So try to make your comments more humorous than critical, constructive, and as few as possible.

Other than this, you have the ability to keep your friendship going for long, which is great. Also, it is very important for you to have a lot of really intriguing hobbies, and you are really passionate about them. So you make it easier for your friend to embrace on of them and make headway in it.

Virgo in Love

You have the gift of charming those of the other sex, but you are too modest to think that anyone could take you seriously. That’s why Virgo duck low whenever they have the chance of approaching someone and moving things forward. What you need is a little self-confidence; have some guts, stop waiting around and grab the opportunities that come your way. But don’t overdo it, because what makes you the magnetic the most is that very modesty of yours. So in the words of the Buddha, take the middle path.

But this is not as easy as one might perceive; Virgo have a natural repulsion for emotional or sexual involvement of any kind. You just can’t stop to thinking that the other person might find you unattractive or insufficient. This is not self-loathing; this is something even worse – this is called lack of self-esteem. What you need at this point is some serious soul-searching – try looking at your self from an objective point of view, try talking to a friend who’s close to you, or take the help of a professional counselor. I don’t wish to scare you; this might not happen to all of you. But if it is happening, you need to give it some serious attention – people suffer from this for entire lives without actually managing to cope up with it.

Try your best to fight with your inner demons, and one day you will have that loving relationship you always wanted. And when you do, don’t let it go, no matter what. Experiment with new things and try out new ways of making your life spicy; trust me, your partner will love it.

Virgo in Marriage

Once you Virgos have decided to tie the knot, you will find that those demons of self-consciousness and apprehension are starting to leave you. Even though will not be totally free from them, you will find ways to fight them; and more importantly, you will find a reason to fight them – a reason that is more important to you than any other in life. There will be a sense of security, like you have fought for something and now it’s yours.

Now this does not settle things, there is a lot to be done. It is important for you Virgos to relax and get comfortable with the everyday life after getting married. An important issue here is your constant fussing and worrying about things that are not such a big deal. You might get tensed about not having prepared a certain dish as well as you might have liked to, or getting a better couch for the drawing room. Now what happens is that this constant fretting does not make your life any better, but bothers your partner. Obviously, he/she would like you a lot more if you were relaxed and all your attention were on them. So when he/she accuses of being hung up on material objects and not giving them due attention, the allegation is not totally baseless.

Virgos make great parents, arousing their child’s curiosity in all kinds of stuff and encouraging them to take part in activities that are not part of their curriculum but great learning experiences. So no issues on that front, other than the fact that you sometimes need to curb that tendency to criticize their honest efforts. They need encouragement and appreciation just as much as constructive criticism and discipline – too much of one may stunt the growth of their personality. So don’t be as cold as you are while handing worldly issues, they deserve a lot more from you.

Overall, Virgos are really relentless in their efforts at making the home a better place for the partner. In doing so, they might work too hard – the husband at excelling in his career so that he can provide more, and the wife at keeping the house proper and everything in place so that the family has a comfortable place to live in. So you need to relax and sit down to enjoy what you worked so hard to achieve.

Virgo Career and Money Profile

The first thing one would notice in Virgos, career-wise, is their great love for outdoor activities. There might be the odd ones working in closed, congested cubicles and slogging days and nights to make it to the top of the ladder. But most of them would give anything to have a career in a field such as farming, fishing or surveying. They also like to nurture things and see them growing – that can explain their great affinity for agriculture.

Also as I have pointed out on amply, they have a tremendous urge to serve others and take care of them. That is why I would say the best profession for them could only be in the field of medicine, or teaching, or the like. Probably nothing can satisfy you more than helping a patient recover from an illness and reducing his pain. Teaching, again, involves taking care of raw talents, nurturing them and seeing them grow into matured, capable individuals.

Other than this, you have an immense need to communicate. So the career of a critique or a journalist can also be very rewarding. The way you look at things, and the unique way in which you are able to present them will be your main plus points. Virgos also have a variety of natural talents which they bring literally from their mother’s womb. So if you have a strong enough impulse, I would even recommend a career in art for you.

There are however a few weak points – Virgos are not born leaders. So early on in their career, no matter how strong you might be in it, if you are given a huge responsibility, you might fumble and spoil the task, and lose what little confidence you have. You are just not comfortable with stations of power, or the spotlight. So you should not take up positions just for the money and status that come with them – there might be other more enticing opportunities for you.

  1. Ella May 6th, 2020

    I feel different as if I can’t love or can’t find who will love me for me, i feel very lonly

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  3. Danielle White April 29th, 2019

    How do I maintain mentally, spiritually, physically & emotionally to help my marriage Excel after 24yrs to make him Truly Happy.. Thankyou 9-9-77

  4. Virgo July 13th, 2018

    I can see myself in your comments above but do I really need to see a counselor to help me find a mate? I am a Virgo and the best relationship I have had has been with a Taurus Man. Unfortunately, it did not last, but should I only look to date Taurus signs in future?

  5. Naomi December 5th, 2017

    Yep,I’m definitely a Virgo because I honestly find a way to trip myself up every time a relationship starts rolling.

  6. Prisioneroflove October 1st, 2017

    They are not compassionate or outgoing yes they like to look their best but are so selfish in and out of the bed they only care about self

  7. Prisioneroflove October 1st, 2017

    I’M a Libra woman I would never date another Virgo man in life they are liars self centered.and boring gullible. Now I’m dating a cancer and I’m so happy

  8. noreenkhlid May 9th, 2016

    By profession I am a medical doctoe but soe yars back swticed my career to development field. It seems rewarding, enhancing my worth, having feeling tha really helping people who belong to “have not” group.
    Reached career peek quickly but still feel things ae not working andwhat else needs to be done. these and someother thoughts givesme strss and a lot sleepless nights

  9. Mrs.-Kamran December 30th, 2014

    I am a virgo of 7 sept and my hubby is also a virgo of 7 sept and i feel myself lucky. He is the best and as we both are virgo so we understand each other alot. Virgo lovers or husbands are honest respectful and mature kind of personalities, they love you and really really care for you but in return they need love and respect too. Dont ever try to insult him, they are very sensitive + they dont forget that insult for their whole life time. They never show their feelings, you have to understand them by yourself. Whenever we fought, he is the one who came to me and hug me without saying a word and as i see the tears i forget the reason of fighting and everything gets beautiful again. Yes virgos do have ego, a kind of attitude but if you show them your love they are all yours.

  10. [email protected] December 5th, 2014

    I really love you but I don’t think if u still love me so…

  11. [email protected] December 5th, 2014

    Hi.. I am Virgo woman, and I really love my Aquarius man.. Would u think he loves me like how much I love him..? Is it we really compatible and making a knot in the future?

  12. […] Traits and Characteristics: You are thought of as quite shy and introvert, and even quite naive. Qualities that make you lucky are systematic, rational, communicative, and discriminating. Qualities that hinder your success are unbending, indifference and argumentative.You might also possess that nervousness and apprehension that is quite characteristic to people who work hard and want their results too bad. […]

  13. Gabi_F July 1st, 2013

    Describes me perfectly ! Although im not the hyper-critique type, but more sentimental one.

  14. Am13ATrombonist May 15th, 2013

    Virgos and Scorpios should not be friends and deffinetly not in a relationship but that’s based on science.  My best friend is a Scorpio. Good luck!  🙂

  15. sassydoll March 23rd, 2013

    @Grudge1 dont be so hard on yourself you wont get along with everyone, i knw it sucks… we’re perfectionists, we expect everything to be perfect but we keep forgetting that no1 is perfect…. so just be yourself n just take things low n slow, thongs will come around

  16. [email protected] August 27th, 2012

    I’m a virgo ya its true I have a bit discriminating nature, but I never feel
    that I dont look beatiful and things like that.

  17. Missshowbizz May 15th, 2012

    @klaire i tend to feel this way all the time!! Its horrible. Sometimes i pretend as if i am superwoman and that i have the solution to all my problems…i let everything roll off of my shoulders. 

  18. SpanishBull May 11th, 2012

    I’m a taurus and my virgo friend he is always willing to help me out but as I want to help him he starts to breath very heavy like I should better back off. He doesn’t say anything about me willing to help but he doesn’t let me either… It is frustrating sometimes as I do want to help him the way he helps me…

  19. Remote Power Monitoing April 4th, 2012


    Now might you add a bit more life to the mix….

  20. aishaashley April 4th, 2012

    this is very true, i keep thing may be am not sexy enuf  or insufficient, bt atimes i get convinced that am the most sexiest of all signs, and really am repulsive wen it comes to sex

  21. [email protected] March 17th, 2012

    kind of true to mee

  22. virtualvirgo December 20th, 2011

    Why does this write-up like I should just change my entire persona in order to have friends? I have some major long-term friendships where they don’t feel useless. I just learn to invest the better, the deeper, need something side with my friends I know will be there. It’s just emotionally economical. I’m very, very willing to help others. It doesn’t mean I expect it back. Someone has to help with the task and I’m usually the most efficient.

  23. kaloni2011 November 4th, 2011

    I am working at my software freelancing business to make it successful but I have also a keen interest in writing and I have recently completed a novel. Writing really fulfils but will I make it as a writer? Will it pay my bills or is it a foolish fantasy? Will my novel be ever published or should I stick to my software career?

  24. October 17th, 2011

    your web site is good

  25. xxxbrokenwingxxx September 25th, 2011

    I have a Virgo friend and she isn’t committed at all. She let’s relationships fall in and out of her life. Not a single one has lasted past a month. She is very arguementive also with the opposite sex, and would rather trust other people then the one she is with. As soon as she breaks up with one guy she moves on to the next. I love my friend but still…

  26. sharmila jay March 29th, 2011

    its true ………..

  27. Mazsa March 19th, 2011

    To Bernadette: Virgo males are totally honest in all aspects, I am Scorpio & 55 & my man is Virgo & 46, we have been together for 3 years but also friends for 11 years, Virgo men don’t openly show or talk about their emotions or feelings a lot but when you get to know a virgo you get to understand their ways, I knew my man loved me long before he told me. Just make sure you are always honest with your virgo, they can be hurt easily.

  28. klaire March 11th, 2011

    You’re so spot on about Virgos dealing with problems on their own. For some reason, I always try to deal with my problems on my own without the help of others. At the same time going out of my way to help others with their own problems. This has cause many of my used to be friends to disappear from my life as some have told me that this has made them feel useless in my life. I just honestly don’t quite understand. Personally, for me, I feel that if I can solve a problem on my own I’ll do it. I just feel weak if I ask anyone for help. Is this wrong of me to think so?

  29. Kikiabcbaby(: March 5th, 2011

    yes, i am a 16 yr old virgin and a virgo, and im perfectly glad with myself
    I have alot of self esteem so i think u guya r wrong about tht.
    And my cousin who is also a virgo, is verry happy with herself aswell.
    U guys got tht wrong but i dnt think all of what u guys say is wrong. Just the fact tht u think ALL virgos hav low self esteem. Thts all, toodles(:

  30. Bernadette thomas February 21st, 2011

    Hello everybody im a cancer woman and im 4o years old and my virgo man is 27 years old and i love what i was reading about my virgo man he is so wonderful to me i have one question do virgo males tells a 1,000 percent truth about how he really feels about his cancer woman we is in a deep loving relationship

  31. U-C-R February 11th, 2011

    This is absolutely wonderful. A gud description of me sumwhat & my man,although am still learnin him. We’ve been a month together as we re courting. Am a virgo & he is a scorpio. Jus as u described me as a critical type,loyal, lovin etc & he as being possessive, jealous,caring,faithful,hardworking etc I’d seen some of this actions/qualities as true. It’s really cool. I enjoy reading it as it guides,corrects,inspires/motivates me 2wards having a long lastin relationshp cus it improves me. & becus I hav known his weaknesses,I wil be able 2 cope,&undestand him better by taking him 4 who he is. His strenghts re also a bonus 2 me. We love each other so much that I pray we marry soon. Be blessed wit children etc. I wouldn’t exchange him for anything. He’s so caring!!! I must confirm this readings as accurate becus not even psychology can read man’s behavior as ‘Ask’.

  32. mazsa January 8th, 2011

    I am a Scorpion and my man is a Virgo and I thoroughly agree with Fara. Virgos have a continual mood change/swing and being a Scorpion it is difficult to cope with and yes they like to be in control and are always right even when they are wrong. They can be very difficult to live with but I would never trade my man for any other in fact I’m just waiting for the day he asks me to marry him.

  33. layla November 21st, 2010

    do virgos and scorios make a good friendship or relationship?

  34. venki November 4th, 2010

    Hi i finished my B.E e&C,presently pursuing my MBA in marketing and working as business development executive,may i know can i rise high in my future

  35. Satyabrata samal October 3rd, 2010

    Now my age is 19. I am doing diploma in IT. This is my 1st yr. So pls tel wats my zodiac sign is virgo.

  36. Sipelele Tando August 24th, 2010

    U’ve got me 100% nothing to say u guyz r good

  37. Grudge1 May 7th, 2010

    Gifted?! I think you’re wrong, this is an example of a Virgo the loser. People said I’m a gift to the opposite gender, I’ve checked all and none of the signs are compatible to me at all, not even my fellow Earth signs. Can you believe that Taurus girls are much happier with Leo guys or other masculine sign?! Compare of what it is to me?! I loath everything in this world…

  38. niranjan March 7th, 2010

    I donot agree the comment of self esteem…I am myself a virgo with quite good self esteem and am very committed also…I feel it’s the intellectual discipline rather than this reading of sun signs…In fact the more I read these…the more I am getting confirmed!!

  39. NILA BENE February 21st, 2010

    well as far as coments as concern this very informative,,being married to VIrgoan,,gives me more sight how to get along with my Virgo husband being a Sagittarians,,surprised me really that it says “Virgo/Sagiss has no promiss of long relationship!! ohhh boy not again !! I been to a long relationship with an Aquarians,,it last 11 yrs but we didnt get married,,now I worried Im married with a Virgo that might not last for long but so madly inloved now and pray its for long or might say forever. I thank you Godspeed

  40. destiny February 16th, 2010

    am a graduate and i need your i go into business or what job line should i follow when am married?

  41. SweetMon_08 February 7th, 2010

    I think it’s true…

  42. Fara December 21st, 2009

    the person who made this website was probably married to my husband!!! I couldn’t describe my husband (Virgo Sept.5) any better. I have to add that once the virgo likes to do things his way and he is not even aware of it. If you mention it to him, he gets hurt becasue in his mind he is doing it all for the partner. It is just that he knows more than her and he knows how to do it right. That is why he is taking the lead!!!!! So you should really thank him, not criticize him (regardless of if you wanted him to lead or not).

    Overall, being married to a Virgo man for 17 years, I have to say my good days are heaven and my bad days are hell. He can be extremly caring and loving when in a good mood, but very cold and distance when things are not perfect (and in reality how many perfect days do we have???)

    But I love my Virgo and wouldn’t trade him for any other man…

  43. Onikoyi Adebolaji December 18th, 2009

    Nice one, you people are gifted. I like your skills

  44. melissa August 30th, 2009

    this website is the boom, im a virgo and everthing that i read about virgo is very true, so i thank whoever made this website, you have let met know more about the inner me, and my surrondings.
    thank You.

  45. preeti soni May 3rd, 2009


    My name is preeti soni,my sun sign is virgo.I have done my MBA in finance and marketing but i don,t get any job.But my core interest in fashion designer can i shift to this carrer or no.This carrer give me good growth with money.
    plz re me

  46. Ankit April 20th, 2009

    Hi sir,
    My zodiac sign is virgo.
    I m Computer science engineer.
    I was selected in some IT Company but due to recession i didn’t get my joining date.i want to know about my career is better in which field.can i go for modelling side…!!could you suggest which field is better for me.

  47. chandeep February 14th, 2008

    hey , this is awesome ..this one actually describes me and yes i am a very big critique ….

  48. hiren kotecha September 18th, 2007

    well it is true for me ………
    good lines and quite true….

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