Each of zodiac signs has a special personality. How about Virgo Zodiac Sign? Let's explore yourself with us in this writing.
Symbol: The Virgin
Favorable Colors: Green, Brown
Chinese Counterpart: Rooster
Ruling Planet: Mercury
House Ruled: Sixth
Opposite Sign: Pisces
Lucky Gem: Sardonyx
Period: Aug 23 - Sep 22
Mythology of the constellation Virgo
Mythology of the constellation Virgo
Virgo is depicted as an angel with wings, holding an ear of wheat. She is usually identified as Dike, the goddess of justice, who was the daughter of Zeus and Themis.
She lived on Earth during the Golden Age of mankind. This was a time of peace and happiness where it was always springtime and food grew without cultivation and humans never grew old. The men lived like gods, not knowing work, sorrow or war.
Zeus overthrew his father, Cronus, on Olympus and the Silver Age began. Zeus was a harsh and strict ruler during these times, as many new rulers tend to be. He saw humans as rather lowly creatures who were far beneath immortals, and in fact should be treated as animals. He shortened spring time and introduced the yearly cycle of seasons.
People during this time became quarrelsome and no longer honored the gods. Virgo longed for the Golden Age times and assembled the human race together and spoke sternly to them about changing their ways. She warned them that worse was to come. Afterwards, she spread her wings and took refuge in the mountains, turning her back on mankind.
The Age of Bronze and Iron fell upon mankind. Humans descended into violence, theft and war. Virgo could no longer bear the sins of humanity and abandoned the Earth and flew up to heaven. To this day, she sits next to the constellation of Libra, which is seen as the scales of justice.
Prometheus, a Titan, became the protector of men and sided against Zeus. He even went so far as to steal fire from the Olympians and give it to humans. Outraged, Zeus chained Prometheus to the top of the Caucasus Mountains, intending to leave him there forever. However, Zeus was not finished punishing Prometheus -- or the human race -- yet.
He sent down Pandora, the first woman. Ancient Greeks believed that women were the source of all evil and discomfort. The symbolic representation of women's corruption of humanity is Pandora's Box, which was filled with all the demons which torture humanity, from Greed to Spite. After Pandora unleashed these demons, the remaining immortals on earth quickly departed for Olympus. The last one to leave was Astraea, the daughter of Zeus and Themis. She was also the sister of Pudicitia, or Modesty. Astraea was the goddess of virtue. Although she went to the heavens, she still hopes to return to earth, and she watches from the sky every night to see when earth will be ready for her to return.
The cool, calm, clarity that this sign exudes is why the symbol of the Maiden was chosen. Virgo people are mild mannered on the surface, but underneath there is a flurry of activity. Their minds are never quiet; always thinking, calculating, assessing. They loves making something out of nothing, nurturing and growing small things. They tend to be extremely detail oriented and particularly like producing something that is not only useful, but beautiful and skillful.
Virgo don’t mind being alone as long as they know that they are appreciated and needed. They are sympathetic listeners, and are ready to help out those in need. Their good nature often makes them easy to take advantage of, and often they end up taking on more jobs and tasks than they should. This sign would do well to carefully consider the situation and the task before agreeing to take it on.
Virgo is an Earth sign which means that they love making something from the land with their own hands. They do not tend to be loud or bossy, but are brilliant strategists and an asset to any team. Very often they will overburden themselves and take on more than they should, which makes their work suffer.
Virgo is a very independent zodiac sign. They are fully able to put their intelligence to use and get things done for themselves. It is possible however that their narrow mindedness causes their creativity to suffer and they may lead regular routine lives. They may dwell too much on the past and over complicate things and this may limit their ability to move forward and confuse themselves. In conclusion, Virgos are able to be independent but the less evolved types will have difficult if someone is not there helping them to achieve more and not be so critical of themselves.
Upside: Virgo have a heart for their fellow man. They are kind, patient and love to laugh. They are not loud ‘look at me’ signs, but rather prefer to be the strong, silent type. They are creative thinkers and true family oriented people. Male Virgo, once they are committed to relationship never walk away (unless there is a betrayal, and even then it isn’t written in stone). Female Virgo are dedicated parents, often parenting other children in the neighborhood.
Downside: Virgo are particularly attentive to health; theirs, yours, everyone’s, which can often lead to obsessive behaviors toward health (hypochondria). They can also be judgmental and critical of those that they feel are not living up to their potential, or are going about a project in an inefficient way. Virgo are opinionated and have no problem sharing their opinions, even when they should not.
A certain, reserved manner marks the classic Virgo. Virgos are generally medium to slight in build.
Cleanliness, animals, healthy foods, books, nature.
Taking center stage, rudeness, asking for help.
Virgo is most at home in the company of animals and close to nature. Virgo likes power and enjoys being the sidekick or indispensable assistant.
You can read the daily horoscope of 12 zodiac signs in Horoscopes. Have a nice day!