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Virgo is an earth sign ruled by Mercury. It takes seven days to come into full power after August 21st of every year, and also takes seven days from September 20th to lose its influence to the next sign, Libra. This makes anyone born during these two interim periods a combination of the native signs.
Virgos are like virgins: calm, sweet, shy, and idealistic. They like waiting for the perfect opportunity before taking action, and this carries into their choice of partners as well. The symbol for Virgo is a virgin carrying wheat in her hands, which signifies the qualities of wisdom and wealth for those born under this sign. The influence of Mercury makes them patient and observant in their views of the world. They are always the ones to take matters in their own hands, and definitely don’t like being told what to do. They understand the connection between everything around them and work to maintain the balance of their environment.
Virgos are picky about who they choose to have around them. They are deep intellectuals, and like to associate with people of similar standing. They decide for themselves which subjects to learn about and take an interest in, based on how valuable they perceive that information to be. They like spreading their knowledge to others as long as it is serving a good purpose.
Virgos are particular about their physical appearance, and are not free from material pursuits in life. They are focused on how to succeed in life and purchase the items they desire. They are quite judgmental of everything and everyone around them. The infuriating thing is that, most of the time, those opinions are accurate.