(This is a part of the “Astrology Of Love And Compatibility” series)
AKA: The Virgin, Or So She Likes To Tell Everyone — Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
Ruling Planet: Mercury, the most perfectly-functioning and detail-oriented planet in the Solar System. Go ahead, ask Mercury: it’ll give you more detail than you need on the issue.
Identifying Features: <This section contained a couple of inaccuracies. Fortunately a Virgo came along and deleted them for me. Virgos are incredibly helpful that way. Also: my desk has been efficiently re-organized and now I can’t find anything.>
How Many Virgos Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb? 1.0, with an average time of 15.5 seconds, 19 times out of 20. Also: your light fixture is filthy! Ever try dusting it? Jeez.
Reputation: Ever heard of “the death of a thousand cuts”? It’s when you ask Virgo for a helpful critique of how you’re running your life. They’ll point out all the obvious problems with your existence, and they’ll do it as if you’re just A. Little. Bit. Slow. For bonus points, they’ll throw in something about how atrocious your health and dietary habits are.
The Truth: Virgos are remarkably kind and gentle creatures at heart, deeply loving, and dedicated. All that focus on the annoying (to you) little details are simply their way of showing they care… and they care a lot. Now quit slouching.
How To Get A Virgo’s Attention: They say the biggest sex organ is the brain. Virgos know this more than most, because they know all the organs intimately, given their interest in health matters. Show some intelligence, show some refinement, and don’t be afraid to show that you have to potential to be improved upon just a little bit. Virgos love improving things just a little bit.
What’s To Love? If they love you, they’ll focus the same attentiveness on you that they normally reserve for their pets, hobbies, and personal interests. They are conscientious, clean, and generally present well in public. Literally and figuratively: sneeze once and they’ll have your strain of virus diagnosed and halfway to cured before you can reach for a tissue.
What’s Not To Love? Virgos spend a lot of time in their heads, fretting over things that have (or could possibly) go partially or completely wrong… sometimes things you haven’t even thought of yet. In order to keep up with it entirely, you’ll need to be both a psychiatrist, able to predict the future better than Nostradamus, and be telepathic.
What Virgos need to let those who love them know: You know that the heart wants what it wants, but without a head it can be useless, or worse than useless. You try to be practical and logical about your emotional nature in order to enhance it, not to muzzle it.
What you need to know if you love a Virgo: You are human, and thus susceptible to flaws and imperfections. If a Virgo notices this about you… at least it means that Virgo is paying attention to you. Try to take the constructive criticism in the spirit it’s offered.
Fire Signs: (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) Virgo could probably use some of that faith in life you seem to have, but will probably be afraid that all that reckless abandon will just get something burned down.
Earth Signs: (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) Yes, there’s plenty of stability here… but even those who appreciate predictability need some excitement sometimes, and that may be lacking here.
Air Signs: (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) You both have busy minds and should get along well because of it… but Virgo may find you ungrounded, impractical, or just full of hot air.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) You’re both sensitive and caring, and that can be a solid basis for a relationship… provoded you don’t mind that, all too often, Virgo is the one being practical and logical about things.