When everything is going haywire, you want a Virgo around. That may sound cliché, but it’s just true! The bear of the zodiac, is one of—if not the most—capable sign in the zodiac, says Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer at Horoscope.com and Astrology.com and author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power.
"As the only earth sign ruled by Mercury, Virgo marries the practical vibes from this grounding element with the mental acuity from the planet that rules our communication and thought process," says Montúfar. "It’s in this unique combination where Virgo finds its brilliance and special gift."
This sign just kills it on the reg, so it's kinda not surprising that Virgo season, which runs from August 23 through September 22, has the same back-to-school-this-is-going-to-be-my-year energy that Virgos exude all. year. long.
And while you might walk around feeling like a goddess every day (kudos to your confidence, lady), when you’re a Virgo, you actually ~are~ a goddess, astrologically speaking. This sign is tied to the mythological agricultural Greek goddess Demeter, which is honestly just pretty dope. I mean, Beyoncé is a Virgo. Enough said!
Caveat alert: Your Sun sign doesn’t determine everything about your personality, from an astrological perspective—you still have to consider your natal and progressed charts, your Moon sign, and your Saturn return, too. That said, it still plays a major role in influencing how you think and act every day.
If you’ve been a Virgo since the beginning of your existence, you probably have a solid idea of what it means to be on Team V. Still, it’s possible to miss some major elements that help make you, well, you. These are the basic traits all Virgo signs have in common, according to Montúfar and Donna Page, a certified astrologer in Atlanta.
1. You’re amazing at DIY.
You’re basically the Joanna Gaines of the zodiac: You can look at something and instantly know how to make it better, whether it’s fixing up your apartment, creating new tie-dye patterns for your clothes, or tweaking at-home workouts to max out your fitness. If you know there’s room for improvement, you’re so there. BTW, this is all part of a Virgo’s analytical personality. They see what is needed from a distance and instantly jump into action.
2. You’re a total workhorse.
You get sh*t done, plain and simple. Your boss—and pretty much everyone at work—knows that you’ll show up and mic drop any project that needs to be tackled. Also, you’ll be incredibly efficient in the process. So… you’re pretty much a dream employee. Congrats!
3. You like your routine.
You’ve got your regular ~thing~ going on, and you wanna keep it that way. Maybe you like to have coffee, work out, and then get showered up before work, or maybe you’re really into loading up the dishwasher your way. Whatever it is, you like to do things a certain way, and you’re not impressed when someone tries to mess with your formula. A word to the wise: Just let Virgo do their thing.
4. You’re kinda-totally a perfectionist.
For the record: Perfectionism isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, you just want things to be as awesome as possible. So, you have zero issues speaking up if you feel like your S.O. isn’t putting as much effort as they could into your relationship, or when your coworker made a glaring typo on a project you partnered up on. Just keep in mind that this can come off as critical sometimes, even when you have the best of intentions.
5. You’re really helpful.
You love to see other people succeed, and you’re all about helping out. Got a buddy who needs to move? You’ll show up early with coffee. Notice your sister has been struggling with quarantine life a little lately? You’ll plan a special virtual happy hour so she can vent. Basically, you're happiest when you can lend a helping hand.
6. Your health is a top priority.
Because of their ties to Greek mythology and goddesses, Virgos tend to be very health conscious. If you know a Virgo, chances are they have a very specific idea of what works for their mind-body connection, and just like their routine, they STICK TO IT.
"Virgo is one of the signs that cares the most about wellness and holistic living," says Montúfar. "Very often, natives from this sign spend time researching healthy food, exercise, and methods that can help them live their best lives. For this reason, many Virgos end up working in the holistic, wellness, as well as the medical field."
Virgo, you are dependable, organized, and helpful—what would we do without you?
Jacqueline Tempera is an award-winning writer and reporter living in New Jersey with her many pets. She is a business owner and a double Scorpio who loves all things astrology and reality television. She is passionate about body diversity and representation, mental health, and the fight to end sexual assault and harassment. To learn more about Jackie, follow her on Instagram @jacktemp or visit her website at jackietempera.com.