Zodiac: Virgo, The Sixth House
Virgo is the sixth astrological sign, making it the sixth house of the zodiac. The period of Virgo’s reign falls between August 23rd and September 22nd, but this date can vary depending on your source. Virgo is symbolised by the pure Virgin and falls under the element of earth, making those born under the sign incredibly practical and down-to-earth. It is ruled by the planet Mercury and as the sixth house of the zodiac, it represents our work ethics.
Those born under Virgo are incredibly hard-working - they are most definitely not work-shy and are completely dedicated to their goals and commitments - and are planners by nature. Virgo signs are practical thinkers. They are constantly looking at the bigger picture and everything that they plan, they plan it down to the minor details - they literally will leave no stone unturned. Virgos are perfectionists and like everything to be perfect, from their plans to the way they look.
Virgos are represented by the Virgin for a reason, they experience everything like it’s the first time they’ve experienced it. They don’t complain about tedious chores, they just get on with it as if it’s a brand new thing. They can also be naive at times, too busy looking at the bigger picture than actually experiencing what’s going on around them.
Virgo signs are the go-tos when you need the job done perfectly. They are incredibly observant and can spot a flaw a mile away and with their unique problem solving abilities and practical ways, Virgos are the ones you want on your side when s**t hits the fan!
On the downside, because of their need for perfection and their observant nature, they can often come across as uptight and shy when often that is not the case at all! This comes down to their nervous disposition, they are constant worriers and are always pushing themselves to do better, making them seem closed off to those around them, especially strangers. Virgos are also overly critical of themselves - and often others - when things don’t go their way. Although this can make them look harsh, they are simply misunderstood. Everything that a Virgo does comes from a good place. They have nothing but kindness in their hearts.
Virgo is ruled by the element of earth and this is very obvious in their character. They have their feet firmly planted on the earth beneath them and they like to stay true to themselves. It’s not often you’ll see a Virgo pretending to be something that they’re not.
As the sixth house in astrology, Virgo represents your work life and environment and all things routine in your life. This house rules improvements, maintenance and taking care of things and others. Virgo also represents health and well being and embodies fitness, diet and healthy living in general.
As we are all aware some signs are more compatible together than others. Every sign represents a different type of personality, and sometimes those personalities clash. Virgos are more compatible with other earth signs Taurus and Capricorn, and water signs Cancer and Scorpio. They are least compatible with fire signs Leo and Sagittarius and air sign Gemini.
In celebration of the Virgo sign, now is the perfect time to introduce you to the sixth edition of my Zodiac inspired art print series, Virgo: I Analyse. This pen and ink illustration was hand drawn and created by myself. The perfect gift for your favourite Virgo! Take a closer look here in the Black Moon Gypsy store!
I hope this post helped you understand the Virgo sign a little better!
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