Is Your SUN in Virgo?

Welcome to the World of Virgo

Virgo Sun Symbol

The symbol of the Maiden or Virgin represents Virgo in the zodiac. The story behind the Goddess of Innocence and Purity, Astraea (Star-Maiden), is a beautiful representation of how gentle and helpful Virgo can work to create a beautiful world.

According to Greek mythology, The Gods sent Pandora to Earth during a time of beauty and prosperity. She was given a box but was unaware of what was inside, and Zeus never planned on telling her. Being naturally curious, Pandora opened the box for a quick peek. All the mystery and evil flew out over the Earth at that very moment, creating a new age of struggle for the mortal world. Pandora quickly closed the lid to capture hope in the box, making things even more unbearable on Earth. No one could escape the wrath of Zeus. 

With no other choice, the gods abandoned their Earthly homes and returned to heaven. Astraea was the final god remaining. Eventually, she left the Earth and flew to the stars to install herself as the constellation Virgo. According to legend, when Astraea finally returns to Earth, she will bring back the great utopia and end human suffering for all time.

Virgo Sun Element

Virgo displays the element of EARTH and tends to be a sign of detailed routine and practicality. The Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) are all different, but they are grounded and strong. If something needs to be accomplished with precision, then look towards an Earth sign. Their responsible nature might be boring to some, but reliability should never be taken for granted. This group will accomplish their goals without playing into distractions.

Earth signs are sensual in the way they appreciate life through their physical senses. They understand the world around them and value beauty, food, nature, and peak performance. Sometimes too practical, greedy, or driven, Earth signs would do well to take time to rest and appreciate the little things in life.

Virgo Sun Quality

Virgo is a MUTABLE sign, considered to be changeable and adaptable. The four mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) display an agreeable attitude and flow with life’s changes. Gifted at creating harmony, they adjust their thoughts to adapt to circumstances.  Change can be a complicated mess for other qualities; the mutable signs are as equipped as a chameleon.

Being a Mutable Earth sign, Virgo can handle the small details that others find overwhelming or tedious. The Mutable Earth creates an individual who is not only flexible but practical as well.

Virgo Ruling Planet

MERCURY rules the sign of Virgo. Mercury, known as the messenger, is the planet of quick thought and communication. Like Mercury (or Hermes in Greek Mythology), Virgo people are interested in taking in ideas and disseminating the information. This means that they find practical applications for the information received. The thoughtful logic of a Virgo makes for excellent communicators. 

Virgo Sun Mantra

I analyze all possible solutions to find the perfect outcome.

Virgo Personality and Purpose

When your Sun is in Virgo, you are a necessary helper who favors perfectionism in your dealings. You feel a lot of worries when thinking about areas where others may notice your imperfections. Your standards for yourself are high, which might bring a lot of compulsive behaviors. Routine is natural for you as it provides a reliable template for your day because you dislike when loose ends are not tied up.  

As an overly analytical sign, Virgo expects others to see the big picture as clearly as they are able. Virgo’s patience is often thin when people do not “get it” as clearly as they do. The cranky side of the Virgo is due to show itself in these moments.

Virgo takes responsibility very seriously. This hardworking sign can become too critical of people who are not motivated or detail-oriented when completing a project. Sometimes their criticisms can hinder growth, but prioritizing motivation over being perfect can change the entire game. 

You shy away from overly emotional sentiment with love and romance but prefer to state logical details that describe your love’s depth. You expect devotion, loyalty, and discretion in the relationship. Virgos have a sensible public persona and a private sensual persona. These images are to be kept separate in relationships. 

Virgo energy teaches others to organize life in a manner that truly serves humanity. You are knowledgeable in your area of expertise and can be trusted. Your dedication to life’s priorities helps others understand how to get things done efficiently.

This sign is most happy when working towards a goal. If a Virgo doesn’t have something to accomplish, then a restlessness sets in and can be uncomfortable. Your goals can be career-related or for personal growth, but there must be goals in place. These are oftentimes written down and analyzed in depth.

When you were younger, you hated to be teased or put on display when you were not entirely sure you had your business in order. Asking questions was second nature, and questioning the validity of an argument was necessary because the details need to be presented accurately.

A young Virgo is extremely quick with their thoughts and analyses,  as most do an excellent job watching others’ behaviors and mimicking them perfectly. You can carry this trait into adulthood; you will watch others’ behaviors or routines and make them better.

Self-improvement is essential to the Virgo vibe. Attending spiritual seminars, health, fitness, grooming, and fashion are important to you and your sense of well-being.

Your value to humanity is sometimes taken for granted. Virgo energy helps the world see the importance of assisting to improve society gently and humanely.

Virgo Compatibility

Virgo is most compatible with Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) and other Earth signs.

Are you a cusp?

If the description of Virgo Sun is characteristic of your personality, you may find several of your planets are aligned with this sign, element, or quality. If very little of the description represents your persona, then other signs in your chart may carry more substantial aspects. Also, if you were born on a cusp, which is when your birthday is within a few days of the Sun’s move from one zodiac sign to the next, then your Sun might not be the most accurate representation of your potential. Being on a cusp means you display the traits of two different Sun signs or a unique blend of the two.

Read on for your other planetary placements, which give more insight.