The Best And Worst Characteristics Of Virgo

Virgos are people born between August 23 and September 22. These late summer babies are earth signs, meaning they, along with other earth signs like Capricorns and Tauruses, are known to be grounded, stable, pragmatic, logical, dependable, and focused (via Cosmopolitan). These signs are slower to anger than, for instance, fire signs, but if you do finally push an earth sign past their breaking point, they will put you right back in your place with a cool-headed, concise, yet withering speech. Earth signs also love to collect material things that are meaningful to them. Not prone to becoming enamored with luxuries like Leos or Libras, earth signs instead might collect baseball cards, antique teacups, whatever it is that they can put their hands on, organize, and be proud of for its sentimental value. 

Virgos, specifically, are very neat and tidy individuals. Their personal space, especially their homes, will be decorated just so. Again, not luxuriously necessarily, but in a way that perfectly compliments a Virgo's practical and emotional needs at the same time. You're likely to find efficient appliances, streamlined laundry rooms, and organized pantries in a Virgo's home. You're also likely to find a pet in a Virgo's home. They are tender-hearted people with a deep affinity for nature and animals, and connecting with a pet makes them feel loving connection to nature (via Astrology). Because of their pragmatic and practical nature coupled with their loyalty and deep capacity for affection, Virgos make wonderful friends, confidantes, and partners. A Virgo can always offer practical, kind advice. 

For Virgos, the devil is in the details

Virgos are very caring and detail-oriented. While this makes them wonderful advice-givers, it does come with a downside. Without meaning to, Virgos can become hyper-critical of the people they care about (via Paired Life). Often they feel they know the best way to do something, or the right way to handle a situation, and when they witness a friend or partner operating differently, they may try to "help" in a way that comes off as judgmental. Or, if they have already given you advice about a situation and you didn't immediately take it, they can become impatient and frustrated with you and behave as though it's your own fault for not listening to them sooner.

This can escalate further if you disrupt their well-crafted order, routine, or space. If you live with a Virgo and you keep leaving cups on the counter rather than putting them in the dishwasher, Virgo can become more upset than other signs might find reasonable. However, because Virgos rely heavily on a practical, comfortable, and well-organized life to feel stable, it makes sense that disruptions to that could be more offensive to them than to others. If you are a Virgo or love a Virgo who is feeling snippy and short, get that person outside into nature. Grounding back into their element will help them right themselves again. Also, put the cup away.