August 23 - September 22
This morning a friend sent me this thingy about Virgos. Why? Because I AM one, of course. (Please, note that in previous posts I've often referred to myself as an 'Anal Virgo'! So you SEE, I DO know what I am.) Anyway, it was intersting to read because I definitely see myself in so much of the description, but must argue with some aspects - starting with the above 'quality' evaluation of MUTABLE which means fickle or changing. I do NOT consider myself fickle in the LEAST. (And if you say I AM, dear friends, then I will quickly change my mind and not like you anymore, so there! But of COURSE, you WON'T say so.)
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, to be exact, and that's the way Virgos like it: exacting. Those born under this sign are forever the butt of jokes for being so picky and critical (and they can be), but their 'attention to detail' is for a reason: to help others. Yes, and it's ALSO because I LIKE things JUST SO! Virgos, more than any other sign, were born to serve, and it gives them great joy. They are also tailor-made for the job, since they are industrious, methodical and efficient. The sense of duty borne by these folks is considerable, and it ensures that they will always work for the greater good.
Virgo is represented by the Virgin, although this association should not be taken literally. HELL, NO! Rather, Virgos tend to take on some of the qualities of a Virgin, things like modesty and humanity. Some might consider them repressed, although Virgos would argue that it's a noble quality, as opposed to a negative one. Most of all, Virgos enjoy indulging their practical and logical side and poring over their projects to the nth degree. Uh - sorry I can't respond to that right now. I'm busy reading over this again to check for grammatical errors. To say these folks are good at fact-finding almost understates the case, since Virgos revel in their exacting (some would argue pedantic - EXCUSE ME? I don't insist on perfection and I'm NOT narrow minded. Now I'd appreciate it if you would look that word, minutiae, up and use it properly in a sentence.) behavior and are a whiz with minutiae. Did you look it up? It MEANS a small, unimportant detail. NO detail is 'unimportant', People! Get that in your heads. How many times do I ... oops. Virgins are an asset in the workplace as they can be counted on to get things right the first time, every time -- and no detail will be overlooked. They are also balanced and fair in their assessments in keeping with the Mutable Quality assigned to this sign.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, and as portrayed in ancient Roman mythology, Mercury wasn't one to sit still for long. This swift-footed god was a bundle of energy, both physically and mentally, and that pretty much sums up the Virgin's makeup. I would appreciate it if you would STOP referring to me as a freakin' VIRGIN. I'll have you know - and I DO believe I've said it before - that I LOST my virginity though I still have the box it came in! A Virgo's brain is in overdrive most of the time, which is why these folks get so much done. Those born under this sign are also able communicators and use their mental acuity to maximum advantage. All of this brainpower can make Virgos prone to skepticism, and can even lead to the kind of over-think that surely leads to overkill. Thankfully, though, Virgos are also a studious lot and can temper their worst impulses with a bit of careful analysis. Virgos enjoy studying a situation in great detail, whether it's a work project or a friendship. We enjoy studying - PERIOD! Virgins - GRRRR! - are truly interested in understanding things. The bane of many Virgos is the perfectionism that can get in the way of their usual clear thinking. 'I'm not a perfectionist; I'm discriminating!' a Virgo would say, happy in the knowledge that their taste is unparalleled. Along those lines, Virgos are also neat and clean, save for the occasional sloppy Virgin (they do exist). Adamant disclaimer here: I am NOT one of those despicable creatures. My Virgo HOUSEMATE, however ...! Virgins are also reliable and practical and oh-so-useful to have around.
The Element associated with Virgo is Earth, and in keeping with that, most Virgos are grounded, salt-of-the-earth types. The flash and dash can go to others, since Virgos would much rather be humble and easy-going. That said, Virgins do enjoy material possessions and are (dare we say?) picky about what they bring into their lives. Some might even go as far as calling them self-centered - I'd never go THAT far! - but it's really more of a desire to surround themselves with what's right -- for them. This knack for discernment also serves Virgos well in business, where their decisions are usually dead-on. Those born under this sign are eminently sensible and use their critical eye well. While Virgos can be worrywarts, they do their best to temper these impulses. However, if this nervousness goes unchecked, it can lead to hypochondria, that ugly skeleton in the Virgo's closet. Uhhhh - not so! And stop saying stuff like that 'cause it upsets my Bipolar balance and makes my Lupus flair and causes my shattered kneecap to hurt! For that reason, Virgins - I SAID stop CALLING me that! Do I need to PROVE I'm NOT? - are extremely health conscious, to the point of being storehouses of information on diet and hygiene. Many Virgos even choose a health or medical career so they won't miss a beat.
Working out is elemental for Virgo, if only so they know intellectually that they're helping themselves physically. See, the benefits of exercise are far more important to Virgo than the process itself. That's why Virgos are likely to time themselves on their runs and get in those 300 sit-ups every day. Actually, I would NEVER do 300 sit-ups daily. I do only 100 a day, six days a week. When it comes to the game of love, Virgos are able to loosen up somewhat and are devoted to their lovers, even if they can be a bit jealous. Absolute understatement! Since Virgo rules the intestines, worried Virgos need to be wary of bowel upsets. Are you trying to say I'm full of ****???? Soothing relief often comes in the way of earth tones, which is why Virgos like to be surrounded by shades of tan and a warm yellow. REALLY? WHAT Virgos? I'm a RED kinda gal!
The great strength of the Virgo-born is in their practicality, sharp mind and attention to detail. When merged with their willingness to serve, Virgos become essential helpmates. They can be picky -- so what? PICKY? ME???? Never! However, I WOULD like to suggest that you check your spelling and sentence structure before you hit the publish button on your comment! BWAHAHAHAHA. (The 'VIRGIN' is signing off now!)