Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac and the second earth sign, so there is an innate practicality about all your dealings. Your symbol the Virgin is probably the most misunderstood of all the Zodiac signs, many people think it stands for a lady who is prudish or afraid of physical contact, and where does the Virgo man fit in?! In actual fact, it is the virginal qualities of purity and perfection that make this symbol fitting for your sign. You are hard workers and have a pureness of vision which you aspire to constantly. Both male and female Virgos are attractive and well groomed, but also modest, although some look permanently worried for no reason! Your health is strong, but you are susceptible to intestinal problems. You also worry constantly about your health, which makes you something of a hypochondriac, and your nerves can let you down too. Your critical eye means you can’t tolerate very bright colours, you prefer pastel shades of pale blue or green, and your stone is the beautiful sapphire.
Your ruler is Mercury, planet of communication and intelligence, so your mind is very clever and versatile. You also have excellent analytical judgement, and your powers of discrimination are second to none, you can dissect information, categorise it and file it in the appropriate place with ease. You have a great eye for detail too, and can provide insight into difficult problems by seeing what others have overlooked. Clever eh?! They didn’t know that about you did they? At heart you instinctively serve rather than lead, so you rarely take the credit for your accomplishments, in fact you are can be rather shy and nervous. You are extremely efficient and methodical, loyal too, with a genuine honesty about you and respect for superiors. With bundles of tact to boot, they are lucky to have you. You also have a very caring side, which you show via practical help, and you are level headed when things go pear shaped, in a crisis you quickly and calmly get to the heart of the problem. Despite your analytical approach, there is something very intuitive about you with people who are ill, you seem to know just what to do.
You apply your high ideals to all aspects of life, so you are a tidy, organised person with a place for everything, and you may also have a thing about germs and hygiene. Being a perfectionist is tough on you, because you are constantly battling against yourself, and such is your attention to detail that is impossible to achieve that perfect state! You also expect everyone around you to perform to this level, and when they fail you can be critical. Some may see this as fault finding or nit picking, and it is true that you can be fussy and pedantic. This over concentration on minute details can also mean you miss the bigger picture at times.
Expressing your feelings is hard for you, because you constantly analyse and rationalise your emotions, so you can come across as rather cool, calculating even, and your practicality also means that you can be lacking in sentiment on occasion. Rather than fly into a rage, you instead become irritable or anxious. Your modesty could also be related to a lack of self worth, you tend to need encouragement, even though you don’t obviously seek it. You tire of others doing a shoddy job sometimes and this can cause you to be reluctant to work as part of a team, perhaps even a touch self-interested. And my word how you worry! You worry so much, that you worry about worrying! Stop it!