understanding virgo

Virgo is one of the most misunderstood of the Zodiac signs.

(from elephant journal)

“Many are quick to refer to Virgo as critical and perfectionistic but few truly understand their mode of operation.

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 With Virgo birthday season in full swing (August 23rd – September 22nd), I’d like to paint a slightly different picture of the inner workings of this complicated sign. With a year of new beginnings about to take root, it’s the perfect time to set the record straight.

First and foremost, Virgos are not critical. The honest truth is that they criticize themselves a lot harder than anybody else. Being discerning and analytical are deeply embedded in them. Give a Virgo a bucket of chaos and they will always find the best possible way to bring order back into the scene.

Never discount their suggestions. If we do, we’ll end up saying, “I should have just listened in the first place.” Virgos can help us get through any crisis. I love how they can step back, precisely look at any situation and know exactly what needs to be done. They will take out their handy spreadsheet (likely in Excel their favorite program) and whip up a list—making the disorderly look clear.

In their world, life wouldn’t be complete without a list. If we were to ever glance over at a Virgo’s list, we’d be amazed by how much they plan to accomplish.

If we ask Virgos about something they are unsure of, they will not hesitate to find a book with the correct answer. Virgos embrace books and references as well as instructions. They actually go into a tizzy without instructions. Everything has its proper order and it’s essential for a Virgo to follow that methodology. In their minds, it doesn’t work any other way.

In the work environment—it’s proven over and over again how every organization needs a Virgo to help get things done.

They are likely one of best workers of the Zodiac. Hard work is a big part of their psyche and finding time to relax is quite difficult for them. In the mind of the Virgo, something else always needs to be done to make things better. They can be plagued with finding the right solution. The element of perfection can get the best of them sometimes.

It is well known that Virgos tend to be on the quiet side, but that shouldn’t fool us. Thoughts are always streaming through their minds—they can’t help it. Their analytical wheels are always churning and it’s difficult to turn them off.

Virgos are prone to worry. They’ll rarely complain about circumstances but thoughts about how they might fix certain situations will always creep in. When they eventually have something to say, it’s important to listen closely because their words could change everything.

They enjoy helping others and want nothing more than to please those around them. Like a trusting counselor, they are always in the background ready with the perfect solution. What Virgo truly enjoys most is being needed, not being in the limelight. A true Virgo is quite shy and does much better behind the scenes. (Many don’t realize that in the background is where sometimes the most important things get done.)

Another misunderstanding is their ability to be so neat.

I’ll be the first to jump up and say I know plenty of Virgos who are messy! Very messy. Of course there are the stereotypically Virgos who personify perfection in everything they do—but in all honesty it’s not the majority. A lot of them are surrounded by a mess, but don’t be fooled. They always know precisely where everything can be found. Don’t mess with their system or you’ll feel their scorn.

When it comes to relationships, Virgos don’t want to be everyone’s friend or have a ton of lovers. They can be picky—connecting only to a certain few. Superficial relationships don’t apply to this discerning sign. Practicality is the essential ingredient in their cook book and they take their time in making relationship decisions. A pretty face or grandiose promises won’t sway them into swooning head over heels.

If you’re trying to grab a Virgo’s attention—keep it simple. Bigger is not better. The little things matter most in their world.  They aren’t looking for grand, frilly signs of devotion. Sweet, meaningful and genuine interactions will help us get a little closer to a Virgo. If we’re smart and patient enough to wait for a Virgo, they’ll notice the effort. In the end, they’ll know all of our flaws and love us anyway. When they truly love, they give all they have.

In love matters, Virgo isn’t looking for a Prince Charming or fairytale princess. Magical endings are for dreamers—not the practically natured Virgo. They’re looking for real, long lasting devotion and communication. These are the magical ingredients in a Virgo’s world. If we neglect these essentials or forget to let them share their thoughts about their busy day—their interest in us wanes.

At the end of the day, Virgos truly are our hidden angels and trusted counselors. They are the ones who will work behind the curtains to save the day and find solutions that truly work. Hidden or not, we need them around us to make life a little less complicated and guide us into making the right decisions. The world is better with Virgos on the scene.

The Sun will be traveling through the sign of Virgo from August 23 till September 22, 2015.

This is a special year of new beginnings for all Virgos.

Anyone born under this sign has a lot to look forward to from an astrological perspective. A new 12 year cycle is beginning given that Jupiter, the lucky planet, recently entered their sign. He will start delivering confidence, opportunity and some lucky twists to all Virgos in their year ahead.

In addition, there is also going to be a powerful Solar Eclipse in Virgo in mid-September that will create a brand new cycle for everyone born under this sign.

Happy Birthday Virgo. All your hard work is about to start getting noticed a lot more than usual.

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