August 23rd to September 22nd
Dear sweet, Virgo. You, my friend, often get a bad rap in the astrology world, portrayed as persnickety, controlling, and well, a bit uptight! Okay, yes, you do like to dot every “i” and cross all your “t”s, but your exacting nature—both a blessing and a curse—is just a part of the picture. What some don’t know is that you, Earth Goddess, are one of the most sensual signs of the zodiac!
In fact, some of your sign mates are on the world’s “Most Sexy” list--Film Goddess Sophia Loren; Cameron Diaz; James Bond’s Sean Connery—hello! The Queen Bee herself, Beyonce, and then there’s always the (weirdly) sexy Bill Murray.
Your ruling planet is Mercury—the “I think therefore I am” planet. You’re highly intellectual and love to learn; the facts are important to you. You base your reality in the here and now, and the future, something you often worry about. You’re a worrier by nature, usually about the wellbeing of others. You’re learning to balance your intellect with your intuition. To trust a bigger picture and to let go of control.
Nature is your church and you’re often happiest communing with the flora and fauna, especially plant life. Indeed one of your happiest pursuits is gardening and taking care of your veggies or sweet blooms. Perhaps you’ve been a Druid in a past life—the original Goddess Earth-based healers and magicians? It is said that Merlin, the great wizard, healer and bard was a Virgo.
In addition to your connection to earthly pleasures, you’re also a great helpmate. You’re first on the list that people call for council or help. You’re prepared for any emergency, and always available to apply a bandage, kiss a wound, or offer TC. At the same time, you have to be careful about offering too much! This is true in relationship as well: You are loyal, and in it for the long-haul, but tend to give more than you receive. Although Mother Theresa was a Virgo—God Bless—this is not your lifetime to make sacrifices!
Your Sunny Side: Loyal, helpful, nurturer, practical, sensual.
Your Shadow Side: Worrier, critical, perfectionist, risk-avoidant, sacrificing.