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6th Zodiac Sign & Horoscope House, Earth Element, Mutable Quality

VIRGOS ARE Able Competent Conscientious Detailed Diligent Effective Hard-working Helpful Modest Nervous Obsessive Quick-witted Versatile

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens

What’s Your Sign?

Your Zodiac Sign refers to which astrological constellation the Sun appeared to be in on the date of your birth. Each sign lasts for about 30 days, starting from around the 21st of each calendar month. If you were born close to the cusp of one sign and the next, you will need to check your year of birth for which date and at what time on that date, the Sun moved signs.


Virgo is ruled by Mercury, planet of mental & manual skill

  • Virgo’s character is influenced by the planet of information, giving the 6th Sign an aptitude for organising data.
  • Virgos are quick to understand what is needed in most situations. Their efficient administrative skills make them very handy helpers.
  • Virgos like to be of use to others and offer their support in a modest, unassuming way.
  • They must watch out for a tendency to turn themselves into unpaid servants and then resent the fact that people seem to be taking them for granted.



  • Virgos are natural born organisers.
  • Virgos are neat and resourceful and there is nothing more satisfying to them than the feeling that they have done a near-perfect job.
  • Virgos fear Chaos and the feeling that things are out of control. They loathe the thought of making a mistake.
  • Virgos come across as thoughtful, considerate and efficient if somewhat nervous and fastidious. Their practical skills, innate helpfulness and modesty are much appreciated by others.
  • Virgos are plagued by perfectionism and they often pay too much attention to unimportant details.


The most organised of all the zodiac signs, Virgos often select support roles which enable them to operate effectively behind the scenes. Excellent at taking orders, Virgos work obediently and diligently to deliver results. They do not need admiration and applause but they do like to receive genuine gratitude for their input. They resent being treated like an unpaid servant or having their efforts being taken for granted.

Virgos are drawn to careers which offer them the chance to sharpen their skills in data management as well as providing training in methods and techniques that enhance efficiency and delivery. But they do tend to fuss over minor details and allow their attention to be diverted away from the main issue.

Virgo shines in situations which require a quick response and instant improvisation. They can make excellent use of humble materials by bringing an understated elegance to their modest nature and clean, uncluttered lines. They are uncomfortable around too much opulence as it makes them feel anxious and inadequate.


ROMANTIC Virgo’s cool, analytical approach frequently masks a lack of confidence in their own desirability. They often express their true feelings for others in practical ways.

FRIENDSHIP Communication is all-important. Virgo friendships usually involve a fair amount of co-counselling and mutual advising.

FAMILY Virgo often assumes the role of helper within the family, and can end up feeling like a doormat. Learning to say No is a very important lesson for them.

PROFESSIONAL Virgo’s organisational skills are an asset but their modesty and a tendency to worry about small details can keep them from applying for high profile positions.

KEY RELATIONSHIP Virgo always likes to feel useful so their key relationship usually revolves around work or some form of service.


Virgo Mums and Dads are usually very good at everyday parenting skills based on organised routine. But there could be quite a lot of anxiety about small details, especially those involving health and diet. And a strong-willed child may find it a bit too easy to dominate these somewhat pliable people.

If you are a parent to a Virgo child, you will have to accept that they need to work out their own way of doing things. Everything revolves around their daily routine, which should suit their somewhat nervous nature and their often delicate digestive systems. A tendency to worry about whether they have worked hard enough could be something they will need help with.


Virgos tend to suffer with nervous anxiety which affects their intestinal tract. They can also be prone to allergies and intolerance to specific foods. They need a daily routine that includes enough physical exercise, regular meals and a nutritious diet. They struggle to switch off, and leave their duties aside while they take a break from their must-do list.


Money is often a source of worry although Virgos are great at making a little go a long way. They really only need enough to cover their modest daily wants, but they like to have a financial cushion to fall back on in case they become ill or something stops working. Virgos gain satisfaction from earning their own living.


The Sixth Zodiac Sign is at its best when there is work to be done. Virgos like to keep themselves busy and become nervous and fretful when they are not sure what to do next. They need timetables and check lists to give them a sense of order. Otherwise they begin to sense that chaos is creeping up and taking over, which makes them feel very uncomfortable. They would rather repeat tasks they have already completed than be at a loose end.


The Virgo House is all about keeping a handle on the fine details of running a daily routine. How to work through to-do lists, and how to apply skills, techniques and methods to getting the job done. This house points to health and wellbeing issues as well as dietary and exercise needs. The 6th house also describes attitudes towards animals and relationships with pets.


People born with Virgo ascending over the Eastern horizon come across as diligent and efficient. The first impression you receive is of someone who is ready to roll their sleeves up and get to work, and who prefers to take instructions rather than give them.

But appearances can be deceptive and if there are less docile energies lurking behind the scenes of a Virgo Rising horoscope, you could be surprised when who you assumed to be your dependable, helpful and reliable servant decides they do not want to be your willing workhorse anymore.


As an Earth Sign, Virgo has an affinity with the suit of PENTACLES which represents energy that is practical, sensible and realistic. Pentacles are about material matters involving money, property and earthly goals.

They can also symbolise issues around ambition, achievement and social status. They warn against placing too much value on manmade objects or becoming overly attached to passing pleasures.


Virgo is a Yin Sign ruled by Planet Mercury in its female aspect, which is linked to Vesta Goddess of Hearth and Home. Her influence gives Virgos their modesty and their ability to organise effectively. In Greek mythology Mercury was Hermes and his female half was Hestia. Her name is not very well known because she is not one of the starring roles in mythology. She spent much of her time alone, working quietly and efficiently to create a peaceful sanctuary for the gods to return to when they were exhausted by their adventures.

Virgoans are like Hestia in their ability to stay behind the scenes, doing essential work upon which the leading characters in life depend. Without them, the show could not go on.



Virgo Element is Earth and Quality is Mutable

This combination results in energy which is practical and adaptable. Virgoans are excellent multi-taskers and prefer to be kept busy but they do have to be careful not to give themselves too much to do.

Stressing about whether they can sustain their output to the standards they have set for themselves is detrimental to their health and wellbeing.


Astrology suggests that it is easier for the three signs within one Element to get on together, as the energy which drives them comes from the same source. But this does not mean that relationships between signs from different elements are doomed to fail, although it might take longer for them to understand and accommodate the differences between them.

VIRGO with FIRE SIGNS ARIES, LEO & SAGITTARIUS Fire and Earth Signs can create extremely productive partnerships so long as their roles are clearly defined and properly rewarded. It is important that there is mutual respect for one another’s way of doing things.

VIRGO with FELLOW EARTH SIGNS TAURUS & CAPRICORN Earth Signs share an interest in practical projects and tangible results, but they can encourage each other to get over-involved in material matters. It is important that they take time out from fulfilling their worldly duties to relax and enjoy life.

VIRGO with AIR SIGNS GEMINI, LIBRA & AQUARIUS Pair-ups between Earth and Air Signs can be rather dry unless there are shared interests, ideals and activities to provide the passion. But both elements are interested in getting to grips with the logical side of life.

VIRGO with WATER SIGNS CANCER, SCORPIO & PISCES Earth and Water Sign compatibility can be very satisfying on all levels: physical, mental and emotional. But this relationship could become rather exclusive, which might make others feel left out. Misunderstandings arise when Earth finds Water too sensitive and Water feels that Earth should be more imaginative.


Traditional Astrology used to believe that it would be difficult for the four signs within one Quality to get on together. Actually they are perfectly capable of bringing out the best in one another. But relationships between them can be challenging for both partners, as disagreements could arise when their energies clash or turn confrontational.

VIRGO with FELLOW MUTABLE SIGNS GEMINI, SAGITTARIUS & PISCES These four signs share an ability to adjust and adapt to changing circumstances which ensures that life remains mobile and interesting. Difficulties would be caused by a lack of focus, or an inability to be clear about what both partners expected from the relationship between them. It is possible that they could wander off in diverse directions without identifying when, where, how and why they were going to meet up again!

MUTABLE SIGN VIRGO with CARDINAL SIGNS ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA & CAPRICORN It is a question of priorities. Once they have identified a specific target, Cardinal signs make it their overriding objective and aim their energies towards achieving it. Mutable signs tend to lack focus as their main motivation is to find variety and diversity in life. But Mutable signs could help their Cardinal pals to keep a range of options open rather than pursuing just one route, while Cardinal signs can ensure that their Mutable partners concentrate on one goal at a time.

MUTABLE SIGN VIRGO with FIXED SIGNS TAURUS, LEO, SCORPIO & AQUARIUS It is a question of intensity. Fixed Signs have a habit of giving their all to whatever they have chosen as their mission in life. Mutable signs seek a wide range of interests and prefer not to become bogged down in any single issue. Fixed signs could help their Mutable friends to go deeper and get more involved while Mutable signs can persuade their Fixed partners to lighten up and take things less seriously.


The Zodiac Band is divided into 12 equal sections of 30 degrees. Each of the Twelve Zodiac Signs is sub-divided into Three Decans of 10 degrees, or about 10 days. The decans are based on the element of the sign.

The first decan of Virgo is the strongest as it is a double dose of the same zodiac sign energies and characteristics. The second and third decans are modified by the qualities and traits of the other two signs belonging to the element of Earth – Capricorn & Taurus.


0 to 9.59 degrees of Virgo (first ten days of the sign)

This is the slickest section of the sign. Fast-moving Virgo energy in the First Decan is competent and quick. Data is processed and organised with speed and skill, and there is an ability to multi-task which adds to the overall efficiency of this type of Virgo. There might be a tendency to suffer from information overload, which could have a negative effect on health and wellbeing.

The Mercury influence on this Decan suggests a clever way of finding just the right systems and techniques to fit the task in hand. This ability might seem simple and look easy but it would be very difficult for anyone with less well co-ordinated mental acumen to deliver the same spot-on results.


10 to 19.59 degrees of Virgo (middle ten days of the sign)

This is the most competent yet self-critical section of the sign. Virgo energy in the Second Decan is hard-working and aspirational with an impressive grasp on how to work with corporate structures and protocols. But this type of Virgo might be overly modest about their own ability to head up professional hierarchies and they could doubt their capacity to cope with the power and responsibility involved in taking a top job.

The Saturn influence on this Decan suggests that, however shy and self-deprecating this Virgo exterior may seem, there is an ambitious itch just beneath its surface. But a tendency to be too dutiful and overly respectful of authority may mean that Second Decan Virgos stay in support roles rather than stepping up to fill prime positions.


20 to 29.59 degrees of Virgo (last ten days of the sign)

Virgos of this Decan will probably be more relaxed and easy going than the other two sections of the sign. They may also be the most interested in following regular and predictable daily routines that allow time to enjoy and digest meals. All Virgos like to feel they have completed tasks to the best of their ability but this type is particularly interested in doing things properly, to a high standard of workmanship. They are the ones who will be most upset by any lack of harmony or consistency in the fine details of anything they accomplish.

The Venus influence on this kind of Virgo indicates a flair for setting up systems that make life easier and which build long-lasting peace and stability, both at home and in the workplace. Third Decan Virgos want to enjoy the process of carrying out their daily duties and they are prepared to put effort into acquiring skills and techniques that ensure they continue to do so.

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