Virgo is known as the Virgin for those born August 23 to September 23. This is an approximation because of the irregular rotation of the earth and therefore not every year will Virgo begin exactly on the 23rd or even end on the 23rd.

When I think of Virgo what comes to mind is perfection. Virgo people tend to collect, study and analyze the facts and all the details before making any important decisions. The key phrase best describing you is “I analyze,” because your mind perceives every little detail, studies it and then forms a critical assessment.

Virgo’s desire is to reach the highest possible perfection, not only in yourselves, but for those around you which can make you a little demanding at work and relationships. Since you are able to see all the details of a situation with the eyesight of a hawk, you have a sense of what needs to be accomplished to exact specifications and so with this perfectionist mindset or at least the desire to attain perfection, you often feel inadequate and inferior with the results of your goals.  Nothing is as perfect as what you envision.

You have an excellent eye for detail but you may be so meticulous that you neglect larger issues. Also, although you are realists, you may slow down projects by being too exact. You are practical with your hands, good technicians and you have an eye for innovation, and if things go wrong, you are easily discouraged. Because of your ability to see every angle of a many-sided question, you are unhappy with abstractions. Appreciating the many different points of view as you do, you find philosophical concepts difficult.  Remember you are a down to earth, practical realist and not one who likes to ponder concepts for that is just another foreign language to Virgos.

Learn how each of the signs developed their personalities in my book, Seasons of Astrology.