Conscious: Grounded and reliable. Helpful and giving. Meticulous and methodical.
Unconscious: Virgo loves to give advice – but hates taking it from anyone else.
Loves: Order and cleanliness. Books and knowledge. Editing and refining. Realism.
Hates: Other people’s advice. Chaos and disorder. Intrusions. Flights of fancy.
Virgos like to feel of use and service to others, whether at work, at play, or in their intimate relationships with family, friends and lovers. They want to feel like their presence or assistance is improving any situation and will readily contribute whatever they can if it means helping someone out of a difficult situation – even if that helps puts Virgo themselves at a personal disadvantage or comes at a cost.
From their style of dress to the manner of their intellectual thought-processing and reasoning, Virgo appreciates order, cleanliness and neatness. Even if Virgo doesn’t always hold themselves to those same standards, they appreciate the effort, nonetheless. Virgos tend to thrive in any situation, as they are quite adaptable, and even in disorder or chaos, they will make sense of it and still find a way to get things done.
As earth signs are generally pragmatists, Virgo can easily and readily assess any situation and determine what needs to be done – or at least, what needs to be concluded. Because they are constant mental processors, they are able to gather large amounts of data and synthesize it into workable solutions that reflect the reality of the situation.
Virgo’s keen editorial eye can take a turn and become crushing and critical. They are wired to find flaws and extraneous waste. While they tend to remove emotion from their decision-making process, others can easily find their judgements to be harsh, as they can be quite cutting and decisive about removing anything they deem unfit, unnecessary or unworthy.
Ruling the gut and digestive tract, Virgos often have a nervous disposition that often manifests as anxious feelings or stomach butterflies. Virgos pay close attention to everything, and as a result, feel responsible for more than they may need to. They can often worry about their schedule, their appearance, their to-do list, the news, with a tendency to pile on as they do not like asking for help.
Virgos tend to be very self-effacing, doing anything they can to eschew the limelight. While not ones to outwardly seek public attention or credit, over time, they nevertheless may grow resentful when they feel their efforts are taken for granted. The challenge for Virgo will be communicating that frustration without letting it fester.
Virgos show their love through acts of service. So while they can be guarded when it comes to love and romance, they will show how much they care by doing things for you or performing favors you might not have even asked for. Filling your gas tank, stopping by your favorite bakery to get a snack, even something as seemingly unsexy as helping you file your taxes are all kinds of ways Virgos show their adoration.
As the helper of the zodiac, Virgo loves to give friendly advice – even when it is unsolicited. They can be very discerning and discriminating and pride themselves on being able to cut through any emotions and get down to the facts – which can often leave friends bristling at their no-nonsense approach to dealing with challenges. But no matter what kind of pinch you’re in, Virgos will be there to support you with whatever kind of assistance you need.
If you want something done right and done well, almost certainly give it to a Virgo. As a strategic and quick thinker, Virgo is usually several steps ahead of everyone else in their cohort. They will definitely be thorough about thinking through every step of a project. They may already be trouble-shooting problems they can anticipate arising – and feeling frustrated by waiting for everyone else to catch up to where they are. Virgo is usually right, and while not direct, they will want you to acknowledge that, as they will wish you had just listened to them the first time.