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Virgo the Virgin
August 24th to September 23rd
Virgo is a mutable sign.  Common to all mutable signs is the idea of changeful behavior.  Virgo is a practical, earthy sign who ever seeks to find the occupation or service which will allow it to express its various and manifold talents.
How to recognize Virgo

Virgo Is the sign of the virgin, but you can’t take the symbolism too literally.  Lots of Virgos remain bachelors and spinsters, there are also plenty who finally settle into connubial bliss. 

Married or single, it’s fairly simple to spot the Virgo in public.  For one thing, he won’t be making much noise.   He’s not exactly garrulous, and he’ll stand out as a loner.Social gatherings are not the best hunting grounds when you’re searching for these perfectionists.  You’re more likely to find them working late at the office than being gregarious at the cocktail party.  It’s not easy for Virgos to relax sufficiently to enjoy the carefree social swim, because they’re basically uncomfortable in crowds.

The first thing you’ll notice about the typical Virgo is the definite impression be given that there’s a serious problem on his mind he’s struggling to solve – or a vague feeling that he’s secretly worried about something.  He probably is.  Worry comes naturally to her.

Virgo is normally a small person but, these people can stand more intense work over a longer period of time than the tougher, brawnier signs – if they can avoid a nervous breakdown in the process.

Virgos are unquestionably dependable and sincere.  Nevertheless, they’re capable of pretending to be sick when they don’t want to go somewhere or do something.  They are fastidious and exacting in grooming, eating, working and romance.  Your neat Virgo friend who looks as if he just stepped out of the shower probably just did.  She takes more baths and showers than any four people you know put together.

When they’re annoyed by vulgarity, stupidity or carelessness, Virgos can suddenly become cranky, irritable, scolding and nervous.  But most of the time they’re gentle folk, and quite nice to have around, especially around the sick room.  Some of the finest nurses are born under this sign.  They are full of sympathy and crisp capability.  She’ll never take a drug unless he’s familiar with each ingredient an how it works.  When these people form habits, they form habits, and taking a vacation or a business trip is no excuse to break them.

A Virgo may criticize your statements with hairsplitting arguments which drive you wild, but if you are in a jam, she’ll also quickly step in to turn things right side up again with no motive except to serve.

Virgos mind is orderly and can’t stand procrastination, neglected details or confusion of purpose.  Virgo is quick to deny his habits and traits.  He has an apparent blindness to his faults an d she seems unable to see his own weaknesses in as clear a light as he sees everything else.

You should be able to pick out a Virgo in a roomful of people with no trouble.  He’s incapable of sitting still for very long.

You won’t find those people lavish in affection or in spending money.  They’re normally prudent in both areas, giving their love quietly and steadily with little demonstrativeness, and handling cash just as conservatively.   Strangely, as willing as Virgos are to give efficient service to others, they have an almost neurotic and intense dislike of accepting favors themselves.  They don’t want to be obligated to anyone for any reason.  And they don’t want to depend on anyone but themselves for anything.

Though she has absolutely no sympathy for beggars or idle wastrels, she is unfailingly generous when a friend is in trouble.  You’ll never find her throwing money away carelessly, because waste is one of her pet peeves.  Virgos labor hard for what they have, and extravagance never fails to shock them.

It’s hard to understand why Virginian are sometimes called selfish, since they usually find more satisfaction in serving others than in satisfying their own personal ambition.  The selfish label probably arises from the Virgo ability to say “no” and really mean it.   She gives freely of her time and energy, but she won’t go beyond the point of reasonableness.

Virgos like cats, birds, and small, helpless creatures.  They also like truth, punctuality, economy, prudence and discreet selectivity.  They hate gushy sentiment, dirt, vulgarity, sloppiness and idleness.  Theirs is a practical nature, with excessive discrimination – the true individualists, whose  keen perception keeps their desires clear of muddy, wishful thinking.

Cool green jade and pure platinum complement him and bring her luck. 

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The Virgo Man

Don’t pin your hopes on a Virgo man if your heart is hungry for romantic dreams and fairy tales, or you’ll find yourself on a star4vation diet.  A love affair with a Virgo will dump a warm sentimentalist on the cold ground with a hard thud, and it can hurt.

This man lives almost entirely on a practical, material level, and he has little use for the abstractions of storybook romance.

Actually, Virgos are deeply involved with love from earliest childhood, but not the Romeo-Juliet kind of love.  His chief way of expressing the word is concerned with unselfish devotion to family, friends and those weaker or more disorganized than himself.  He was born with an instinctive love of work, love of duty and discipline and devotion to the helpless.

There are definitely ways to the Virgo heart.  Secret ways.  Aggressive pursuit is not one of them .  Neither is coquetry nor sexuality, as many a flirtatious vamp and slinky siren has learned, to her surprise and disappointment. 

Virgos seek quality rather than quantity in romance.  The Virgo man is a blend of sharp intellect and solid earth.  His modesty and selectivity alone prevent undue promiscuity.  The rule of Virgo is aloof interest.  Naturally, a man is a man, and not all Virgos remain technical virgins, but they do always remain pure in outlook.  There’s invariably something clean and chaste about Virgo love, which is never allowed to become soiled –even in the midst of passion – no matter what unfortunate events my give the outward appearance of casualness.

He’ll take his own precious time about finding a love object, because he’s as critical  and painstaking in the selection of a woman as he is in his eating, grooming, health and work habits.  Don’t try to fool him or lie to him.  He wants a decent, honest and genuine relationship.  If circumstances ever do involve him in sordid affair, you can be certain he won’t remain in his clutches for long.

He is a difficult man to stir emotionally.  He can go  for a long time without feeling any burning need for a permanent mate.  You’ll wonder if he’s made of marble or if he was born without a heart.  No, he isn’t made of marble and yes, he does have a heart.   Be patient.  To her who waits comes eventual success.

The one quality of fairy tale romance about Virgo is that, if he’s genuinely in love, he will wait for years to claim his true mate, or travel over a thousand mountains to bring her home to his hearth.  He’s capable of enormous sacrifice in the pursuit of that one dainty foot he’s discovered will fit the glass slipper.  Virgo is enormously particular.

A Virgo man is invariably kindly and thoughtful about all those little things which matter to women.   The wife of a Virgo who wanders too far away from the home fires too often may find herself without a husband to return to.  Virgos are utterly loyal and they dislike destroying family ties intensely, but when their sense of decency has been finally outraged they won’t hesitate to make a cold, clean break in the divorce court.  No messy, complicated trial separations for them.  When it’s over, it’s over.

The Virgo man with his mind made up moves on – and having moved on, all your tears and apologies are useless in getting him to change his mind.  Self-discipline is part of his nature.  He’ll neverfall victim to the illusion that gluing together the broken pieces will recreate perfection in what has once been seriously flawed.

Virgos hate ignorance, stupidity and sloppy thinking almost as much as  they hate dirt and vulgarity, and that’s a lot. 

Virgo men have no strong yearning for fatherhood, as a rule. Their particular kind of ego doesn’t seem to require children for emotional fulfillment, and Virgos tend to have small families.  A Virgo father will place great emphasis on intellect and train his children rigidly in matters of ethics courtesy and god citizenship.

He’ll be reliable and pleasant, if you’re tactful about his faults.  He won’t have many of them anyway – unless you call the way he runs his finger across the furniture every night, looking for dust, a fault.  Little habits like that.  No matter what he does, try not nag him.  Get used to his habit of criticizing you, and laugh it off with the realization that he can’t help being such a sensitive hairsplitter.

After all, how many women are married to a hardworking, handsome man who’s neat and tidy around the house, who remembers anniversaries and performs miracles with the checkbook?
The Virgo Woman

A Virgo woman can leave her  husband for a man she met beside some faraway ocean bear her lover’s child before the benefit of marriage, and face a hostile world with her head held high.  That’s not very maidenly or virginal.  There’s a lot to learn about this tender, fragile little symbol of spotless womanhood.  For one thing, her spine is made of stainless steel. 

It’s quite true that she’s basically shy.  But  a Virgo woman is a woman. She has all the necessary wiles and weapons, including a determination to pursue happiness wherever the path happens to lead her. 

When you hear of  a Virgo woman who has outrage the laws of society, be sure you read between the lines.  She is basically pure minded – true.  But so is love.  Real love.  A Virgo woman who recognizes her marriage as imperfect and finds a love without a flaw (or thinks she has, which is the same thing), won’t hesitate to cut former ties.  When she uses the knife, she’ll be as cool and precise as a surgeon.  Much as she hates to break the family circle, the Virgo hates hypocrisy more.

Once she’s accepted a love as true and ideal, the purity of her own concept of the relationship reigns supreme over all the pieces of legal paper in the world.  She’s the one woman in the zodiac who can be deadly practical and divinely romantic at the same time.  There’s a white heat to Virgo love, once it’s ignited, that can put the passions of other Sun signs to shame by its  very intensity and singleness of purpose.  Igniting it may take some time , however.

You’ll never pass inspection with sloppy clothing either.  Once in love with a Virgo you might as well resign yourself to shaving twice a day, and the same goes for showers.  She’s not a clinging vine.  Virgo goes to no extremes.  She can take care of herself, she doesn’t have to act like a man to do it.

Don’t empower her with your physical charms or bear hug her on the subway, and don’t rush the goodnight kiss on the first or even the tenth date – wait for better things.  Move in slowly, with grace and taste, or you’ll end up in the orchestra pit.  The pomp and pageantry, the dramatic emotion, giver her an outlet for her own tightly controlled emotions.  Discrimination is one of her keywords. 

She loves plays, concerts and books, but she’s severely critical of the content.  She’s just as critical of your tie and how you wear your hair, what you do and what you say.  To criticize is as natural to her as breathing is to you.  Virgo is the eternal perfectionist, and without her, we would all be pretty messy and sloppy around the edges.  Don’t criticize her however.  That’ against the rules.

What she does to you, you’d better not do to her.  Her crystal clear thinking makes her inwardly as aware of her own imperfections as she is of yours, and she judges herself frequently and harshly, which is why she feels she doesn’t need any help from you.

One nice thing about being in love with this woman is that she’ll do all your worrying for you, and possibly even enjoy it. 

The Virgo girl is annoyingly meticulous about small things, but she can also be the kindest, most generous and affectionate little creature in the world. 

To her, truth is beauty – and beauty is truth.  The quiet courage and deep sense of responsibility of Virgo women often acts as a magic glue to hold large families together.

Virgo women seldom have more than one or two children, and don’t seem to need motherhood to satisfy their feminity.

You’ll get every ounce of loyalty and devotion you deserve.  She won’t throw emotional scenes of jealousy or throw your money away foolishly.  She’ll keep your secrets I her heart, help you organize your work, and probably won’t get wrinkled in middle age.  Now, isn’t all that worth minding your manners and keeping your fingernails clean?