Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Mentor. Engineer. Editor
Virgo Sun Sign
Every stitch in a carefully sewn sweater. A bookcase sorted in alphabetical order. Clean lines and edges, the faint scent of antibacterial soap, and perfect cursive writing. The Virgo star sign rules all of these things, and all require a steady hand and impeccable attention to details.
While you certainly aren’t short on attention-span or a penchant for dealing with specifics, it’s your sense of responsibility that makes you stand apart from the rest of the zodiac. When your boss comes to you and asks you to take on your co-worker’s clients, despite having more than your fair share of work, you’ll likely say yes (even though you might complain)! You’ll pour over every Powerpoint and comb through your client’s manuscript one more time if you feel the work needs to be done, even when your brain is telling you to call it quits. In that minuscule moment where most of us would throw in the towel, Virgo’s fortitude pushes you onward.
Although Virgo is an Earth sign, you’re still ruled by quicksilver Mercury. This tends to show up in your extremely efficient routines and structures. Your mind can process data, develop routines, and build structures that keep everything in order while the rest of us are struggling to figure out what to eat for breakfast. You thrive in situations where you need to sort and color-code. In fact, there’s pleasure in it for you.
While you’re excellent at categorizing and organizing, this can lead to a tendency to overthink.
If you come across a person or situation that you can’t easily figure out and file away, it gnaws away at you. You’ll pick at the edges of something until you can get it to fit in your box, which may feel better for you, but not for the person or thing you’ve pressured to change.
There’s a reason why Virgo season falls at the same time as the harvest—your practical skills and hard-work are needed to haul in the bounty before it rots. Without your attention to detail, big, airy dreams would never reach fruition. To reach your highest potential, it’s important that you channel that detail-oriented brain of yours toward things that truly matter, not just for you, but to serve the greater good. Consider how you can use your skills to organize campaigns in addition to cupboards, love. With your incredible sense of service, drive, and determination you are here to take us all toward a better world. Thank god!
Virgo Rising Sign
As a Virgo Rising, you present yourself to the world as someone who has it all together. Not only are you organized AF, but your budget is color-coded and the clothes in your closet are steam-pressed and arranged by season. Some people may see you as nit-picky, but that’s not really it. In truth, you can’t stand excess. Everything has a purpose—you just have to uncover it.
As the “protector of purity,” you prefer to streamline everything, but especially your day-to-day operations. You have a knack for identifying and cutting away anything that won’t propel you toward your goals, and people respect you for it.
In true Virgo fashion, you often find yourself drawn to service-oriented careers and projects. Even if you aren’t working in a traditional “service” industry, you often find yourself signing up for volunteer committees or finding ways to help people set up their spreadsheets and streamline their digital calendars. Just be sure not to let the daily grind get in the way of thinking of the bigger picture.
Virgo Moon Sign
When your moon sign falls in Virgo, you tend to gain emotional stability from your physical surroundings. You don’t need luxe decor or lavender oil brewing in the diffuser—you need order. The more you have things in their place, the more at peace you feel. Beyond that though, your deepest need is to be of service. You love to help others. To feel useful. And no matter what, are willing to get your hands dirty.
While you tend to thrive in situations where everything lines up the way you think it should, this tendency to sort and shuffle on repeat can get in the way of tapping into your true emotions. You’re pretty sensitive when it comes down to it, and you tend to hold a lot of your anxieties in your stomach. Make sure to let it all go once in a while, love. Free your expectations and tap into the strengths of your opposite sign, Pisces, for an intuitive download. Now that’s streamlining.
And while you’re loosening up a bit, make sure you turn that urge to serve toward yourself once a while. Pay the same amount of attention to your own big-picture desires as you do to your bullet journal, and watch the magic happen.
Are you ready to embody your cosmic destiny?
If you’ve been blessed with a Virgo sun, moon, or ascendant in your chart, it’s time to embrace your unique role as the protector of purity. It’s time to show us how to cut away the excess, the toxic, the bullshit, and streamline the details, because even the seemingly inconsequential matters. You’re here to show us that it’s all holy.
As women and woman-identifying people, we’ve come to a crossroads in our political and social history. It’s time for us to fully embody our highest potential and put to use our greatest spiritual gifts for the betterment of our world. It’s time for us dive deeper into our personal soul-traits so that we can leave a wider, more powerful imprint on this critical moment in time.
Join me for my annual Moon Cycle Embodiment Challenge starting on November 7th. The very next day, Jupiter, the planet of good luck, good fortune and abundance enters into Sagittarius, we’ll begin. You’ll learn how to harness the 28-day cycle and unparalleled energy of the moon to renew your feminine connection, deepen self-care practices, reclaim your health rhythm, and learn more about astrology. *This challenge is for anyone who identifies as female.