The Ultimate Take On Virgo Characteristics

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Browse these anecdotes that illuminate Virgo characteristics through cool real-life examples. They were initially collected in the comments for a perfume competition. Now they’re just a testament to the traits of this Mutable Earth sign.

Virgos are like those people in high school who make sweats look so good in the hallway. They are always grounded, protected, and somewhat never present, invisible indeed. 

Until I was 21, I had a raging case of Virgo envy because I had so many effortlessly cool, hilarious, down to earth Virgos in my life, including my younger sister. One was this artist who made the most brilliant and intricate collages… they all were unique in their aesthetic sensibilities, but they all had a strong point of view. If there’s one thing I admire in Virgos, it’s that they have a lot of confidence in how they go about life, but it’s in a low key way without bravado.

I’m Virgo – People Tell Me The Truth Of Who They Are Against Their Will

Virgo vibes are an interesting bunch. Witty, mercurial, like to do things there way but can flow with it to get to their right desired destination. Quietly stubborn. Control-freaky about their SYSTEMS – you can’t tell them nada, lol. Closet freaks, lol. Well, they tell my ass everything (my mantra is “People have a habit of telling/showing me the truth of who they are against their will” – blame the 12th house stellium), but yes, they are a-okay with me. *sticks “v” for virgo fingers in the air*

Virgo Characteristics? Being A Virgo Male Is A Strange Journey

Being a Virgo Sun/Moon/Mars/Mercury Male — is a strange journey. Today was very surreal for me as I’m in a bit of a rut, so my need to organize, criticize, and revise things, all came out and put me in a kind of rollercoaster of anxiety. What was I missing? Stimulation of my other senses, aside from the used ones (taste, sight, touch, hearing) continuously. It’s not hard for me to zone in and tunnel vision, so when I’m awakened through olfactory stimulation of any kind, especially of the natural world… that can re-center me. The stuff that reminds me that there’s more to life than being a well-oiled machine. Hey, Cylons can have souls, right?

Virgo makes me think of Artemis. In the early morning mist, bow and arrow in hand. She calmly studies the environment, careful, prepared, alert. Elegant and practical in a short tunic and thin leather sandals with laces snaking up her smooth, white calves. Pine needles creating balloons of scent as she presses her feet into the earth cushioned floor of the woods.

Virgo Makes Me Think Of Artemis

I am a Virgo, and I’ve always been a bit ashamed of it.  Organized? Analytical? UGH, that sounded so boring and goody-goody. Then I met the love of my life who (thank goodness) has Mercury in Virgo. We happily chat about socks and nano-details, and he loves me for it, rather than thinking I’m a weirdo. Worrywart? HELL YES. My early years were one long merry-go-round of worries. Then I discovered astrology proper and came to appreciate Virgoness. My eye to detail–the ability to zoom in on NANO details. The politeness—there is only one word in the English language that can insult me, and it’s “rude.” If someone were to call me rude, I’d be MORTIFIED. Anything else? Ha! Totally not bothered. I am passionate about my sock drawer and like to wear diabetic socks or smart-wool.

I have considered ending perfectly beautiful, loving relationships over errors of grammar. Modesty? Well, I’m kind of embarrassed even to go there, but people have described me as such. Nurses outfits suit me. As a child, my career choice was nun or aid worker in a 3rd world country. As an 8-year-old, I would often cry myself to sleep, thinking about starving children. St Virgo the Martyr indeed. I tried to persuade my parents to “sell everything we own, move to Africa, start a field hospital because that’s WHAT JESUS IS ASKING US TO DO IN THE BIBLE—CHRISTIANS AREN’T SUPPOSED TO HAVE POSSESSIONS” When I got older, my career choice was a spy. I was serious about it, but then a family member became ill, and I figured I shouldn’t join ASIO but care for them instead. St Virgo strikes again.

My mother – Virgo – and her nuanced ethics regarding stealing figs: A man down the road inherited a very abundant fig on the verge outside his house and guarded it jealously. My mother believes he sells the figs to his friends. When he’s not there, my mother steals lots of figs, then makes them into a delicious jam which she sells to raise money for an unfounded natural birth center in Indonesia.

The Number One Virgo Characteristic? Awareness of Nano Details.

I have always adored/admired Virgo energy–Virgo women tend to remind me of Disney Princesses–like, you can imagine the birds and woodland creatures helping out with tidying the cabin, yeah?

As a Virgo (Pisces rising, Sag moon), I want to say that I have it together all the time, so the aesthetic is perfect but this week has thrown me (being stood up for a date? ghosted on? again? another person?). But no, the Virgo aesthetic… The most Virgo aesthetic/sensibility experience I had last month was coming out of a change room trying on a little $150 dress (deep hunter green) and discovering the assistant (Virgo sun and rising) was one. of. us. because we both lamented at the poor pattern making. The dress had that slight gather at the back, above the middle of the hip, where they hadn’t accounted for the usual curve. So we tsked and hmmed for way too long (should I tailor it? would it ruin the lining?), before she brought out something more expensive and black, but nodded that it was French seamed *and* didn’t need to be hand-washed — most satisfying Virgo shopping experience in 3 years.

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Images:  Steven Meisel

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WintryMM Member
Wintry

My mother – Virgo – and her nuanced ethics regarding stealing figs: A man down the road inherited a very abundant fig on the verge outside his house and guards it jealously. My mother believes he sells the figs to his friends. When he’s not there, my mother steals lots of figs, then makes them into a luscious jam which she sells to raise money for an unfounded natural birth centre in Indonesia.

WintryMM Member
Wintry

Unfunded birth centre – it’s the only place there that offers a natural birthing option, too. I can’t argue it’s a great use for figs!

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

Oh no, spelling error!

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I am a Virgo, and I’ve always been a bit ashamed of it… Organised? Analytical? UGH, that sounded so boring and goody-goody. Then I met the love of my life who (thank goodness) has Mercury in Virgo. We happily chat about socks and nano-details and he loves me for it, rather than thinking I’m a weirdo. Worry wart? HELL YES….my early years were one long merry-go-round of worries. Then I discovered astrology proper and came to appreciate Virgoness. My eye to detail–the ability to zoom in on NANO details. The politeness—there is literally only one word in the English language… Read more »

bossladyMM Member
bosslady

“like healthy cat fur after it has been sunbathing in the herb garden or flower bed.” … I thought I was the only one who loves the smell of cat fur! Luckily I have a Taurus cat who allows me to bury my nose / whole face in her fur while she is napping. Sometimes she’ll even give me a lick. Ahhhh…cat-aromatherapy!

Kim TreasureMM Member
Kim Treasure

WOW … as Virgo sun and moon, Pluto and Uranus all in 10th house, I could spend hours searching for THE R.I.G.H.T scent. The possibility that a fellow Virgo has done it for me? = WOW. Plus more time to spend searching for other R.I.G.H.T stuff … whilst smelling fabulously nebulous. I’m on it

CareyMM Member
Carey

Virgo here. lots of virgo. Anyway, give me a subtle earthy feminine (aka needs a floral in there – Rose, Neroli, petitgrain flower) balanced fragrance and I would never wear anything else. A fragrance that slides, silkenly into your olfactory awareness rather than smacks you on the back. Big motto as far as aesthetics, if i find the right skirt, shoes, fragrance or undergarments aka elegant, feminine, well-crafted, not fussy, somewhat practical (ie- pencil skirt with some stretch to it.) and expresses “grace”, I am loyal for life.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Virgo makes me think of Artemis.
In the early morning mist, bow and arrow in hand.
She calmly studies the environment, careful, prepared, alert.
Elegant and practical in a short tunic and thin leather sandals with laces snaking up her smooth, white calves.
Pine needles creating balloons of scent as she presses her feet into the earth cushioned floor of the woods.

fomalhaut_mc
fomalhaut_mc

I have IC, Moon, Mars, and Venus in Virgo. I think one of the happiest moments of my past year was when I took inventory of everything I owned and kept only what brought me joy. Now I strive for that same orderliness, thoughtfulness, neatness, and attention to quality in my home always. Taught to me by Marie Kondo, whose birth information I don’t have, but who has to be a Virgoan Goddess of high degree. Does anybody know? I love Virgos. The Virgo Aesthetic is amplified by my grandmother, a retired biology teacher who with my grandfather has a… Read more »

Salvatore8MM Member
Salvatore8

This perfume sounds like everything I am not. I have zero Virgo in my chart–even the most obscure of my planets are in every other sign. My best friend is a Virgo and I used to think her orderliness and grace rubbed off on me, but she now lives far away. Perhaps I need this magic perfume in my life to start channeling those cool, collected Virgo vibes all on my own.

gquoll
gquoll

Virgo here. Neroli makes me go totally weak at the knees. Along with a massive splash of big, buttery tuberose. There’s something about the waxy, fleshy whiteness of orange blossoms and their simple shape that really satisfies the Virgo aesthetic – visual and olfactory. Sensual and seductive but contained within a clear, balanced, five-petalled contour. I find spices like cumin and caraway strangely fragmentary. It’s like they dissolve or scatter into an off-putting grainy dust. Leather too seems harsh and angular. But the soft, enveloping and indolic qualities of neroli, jasmine and tuberose are totally divine, especially when made a… Read more »

emgMM Member
emg

Virgoan pluto Uranus conjunction 6th house very nearly on my DC
Has anyone here seen or read “perfume, story of a murderer” ?
The deeply wonderful male lead just epitomises scent and its deepest resonance with our oldest brain functions. I too understand his obsession, his driving desire to fully ingest, assimilate and be the scents, owning them and transcending this world into the infinity that is molecular connection.
Scent is deeper and more poignant than our shallow ability to describe it.

JulzMM Member
Julz

I am Venus in Virgo in V and I am feeling more Virgoan than usual. I am in the process of learning to become more Virgo sinceI feel I had been neglecting the Virgo in me. Even though I knew my Venus, in the past I had never associated myself with Virgo -I just didn’t see it. I think I was more focused on working my Taurus ascendant 🙂

themidheaven
themidheaven

I have Venus in Virgo, and I have always associated it with elegance! To me, elegance = beauty + simplicity. I think, deep down, every Virgoan is really sifting through all the details in order to distill everything down into the purest essence of awesome.

KayMM Member
Kay

Interesting how everything comes in waves of exposure… Last night I was reading about Crab Apple Bach flower remedy for over-attention to imperfection/messiness and the inability to step back and observe the wisdom of the situation…These people ultimately have a tendency to absorb black/dark energy. A healthy attention to cleanliness and acceptance of imperfection allows for a potential skill to absorb others toxicity/black energy, filtering/cleaning the energy, and releasing the healthier vibes back out. Thank you, siblings, for teaching me you can’t control your environment and you just gotta go with the flow as much as you can. Lilith and… Read more »

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

As an aside, I *love* Palo Santo as it gets the job done REALLY well when it comes to energy cleansing/creating Sacred Space, but every time I burn it it gives me a *wicked* fuqing headache.

I think it’s an absolutely fab match for the Virgo vibe on so many different levels, though, and am sure the scent is just fine when it’s not being burned!

MutableMabel
MutableMabel

Yeah I can’t use Palo Santo smudge sticks either. I don’t get a headache but the scent really clings to everything in the house and on the person for days. I don’t always want to walk around smelling like it, although I like the smell.

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

“It’s that or spike their coffee with D.M.T. before doing the laundry/banking/hostile takeovers”

LMAO! Yes, tripping balls while pouring over spreadsheets or doing the chores…sounds very Neptune-in-Pisces opposing!

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

I bought the complete 12 sign tester set to give away at Christmas.
So I kept them all.
The two best ones are Virgo and Sagittarius.
I know this to be true as my 7 year old Moon in Libra son tested them all with me and he agrees.

serpentinegraceMM Member
serpentinegrace

Saggo/Virgo Rising here with Jupiter conjunct Chiron. I barely got past ” ..It’s that or spike their coffee with D.M.T. before doing the laundry/banking/hostile takeover” because I was literally LOLing. Like, what’s wrong with that HA! I’ve always loved fragrances but have always had a deep-seated love of wearing mother Earth. Like I was being blessed by her in some way. When people told me about essential oils of course I freaked. And I did always wholeheartedly believe in the amazing properties of herbs and florals with pagan-like reverence. I always believed I was secretly an elf and would sneak… Read more »

anastasia
anastasia

I love a hunkin virgo..they should smell of earthy patchouli and limes and maybe a little dragon’s blood because of the way they strike so quickly when need be.

notMuggleMM Member
notMuggle

Neroli is just fabulous and palo santo woody would be divine not merely for being Gaia but in my mind Venus meets Mars, and still transformable in time or stage of crysalis that you happen to be at any one time so it IS infinity meets the NOW. What else would you want in a perfume?

PiMM Member
Pi

Healthy cat fur!! haha I love this. so warm and purry and soft. My first thought was wow, those bottles are really attractive. i’m a perfume freak (7th house moon? libra north node?) but haven’t bought any for a while, my repertoire includes some petro-frags, I can’t help it 😀 some of them just appeal to the big ol’ blonde bimbo in me. also men’s cologne, and a more-than-respectable assortment of essential oils. having said this, today was a very nature-scent day..lemon cream pie magnolia flowers that I wrestled to nose level, a perfect white scented rose, narcotic gardenia, sticky… Read more »

argos5MM Member
argos5

Being a Virgo Sun/Moon/Mars/Mercury Male — is a strange journey. Today was very surreal for me as I’m in a bit of a rut, so my need to organize, criticize, and revise things, all came out and put me in a kind of rollercoaster of anxiety. What was I missing? Stimulation of my other senses, aside from the constantly used ones (taste, sight, touch, hearing). Its not hard for me to zone in and tunnel vision, so when I’m awakened through olfactory stimulation of any kind, especially of the natural world… that can re-center me. The stuff that reminds me… Read more »

rachelMM Member
rachel

I have always adored/admired Virgo energy–Virgo women tend to remind me of Disney Princesses–like, you can image the birds and woodland creatures helping out with tidying the cabin, yeah?

AsAbove_SoBelow
AsAbove_SoBelow

Spot on.

Redlipstick VirgoMM Member
Redlipstick Virgo

I am a Virgo – I love the smell of clean and earth a contradiction I know. I carried a Yang Lang blossom with me for days in Bali as it was green and white flower perfection. The budget always has room for good smells from proper perfume houses – creed being a favourite and I love Byredo Rose Noir as it is mossy roses with oud. I HATE cheap perfume and have been physically ill at work from a colleagues Eau de peu! I would LOVE to win this as am a total believer in the magic of oils… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

oh my gosh, mossy roses with oud. that sounds luscious. I have to find this.

Redlipstick VirgoMM Member
Redlipstick Virgo

If you live in Australia Mecca Cosmetica stock it 🙂

If you are in the UK you could try SPACE NK. 🙂

PiMM Member
Pi

thank you RLV (and congratulations xx) (also i love the robin story 😀 )

Redlipstick VirgoMM Member
Redlipstick Virgo

Thanks Pi – love your posts you are always so interesting and supportive of others too!

Crystallised futureMM Member
Crystallised future

Snort off your wrists! Rose a snort of hilarity!

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

My twin sister is a Virgo/Virgo rising with a super tight conjunction with Pluto and SN and she loves:
• making lists
• budgeting with precision
• reverse parking
• reading in bed first thing in the morning while everyone else is sleeping
• making delicious food and then creating a beautiful place to eat it
• power tools
• Mandi Lura ( Balinese massage heaven)

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Hmmmm will get onto the help team

Kym
Kym

Virgo aesthestics and sensibility – can true A&S ever be anything other than an unrequited quest for perfection?

rachel
rachel

Okay I have been looking for a fragrance with palo santo forEVER, I love the smell so much, I prefer it to sage for smudging. Calming but otherworldly… For some reason I haven’t met many of the stereotypical organizational freak Virgo stereotypes. When I meet someone like that it’s usually a libra? The desire for balance and all… until I was 21 I had a raging case of Virgo envy because I had so many effortlessly cool, hilarious, down to earth Virgos in my life including my younger sister. One was this artist who made the most brilliant and intricate… Read more »

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

Whoa I think you’ve described us Virgos very well. I’ve noticed as well, we do our own thing without thinking it’s a big deal, even if it is really out of the ordinary.

I really don’t know many Virgos who fall into the “stereotypical organizational freak Virgo stereotypes”. I certainly don’t (though I aspire to be a minimalist). One Virgo friend of mine is very neat but somehow super laid back about it, ei, “Whatever, my place is magically spotless but you can get it as messy as you want”.

natalieh
natalieh

As a Virgo (Pisces rising, Sag moon), I want to say that I have it together all the time, so the aesthetic is perfection but this week has thrown me (being stood up for a date? ghosted on? again? another person?). But no, the virgo aesthetic… The most Virgo aesthetic/sensibility experience I had last month was coming out of a change room trying on a little $150 dress (deep hunter green) and discovering the assistant (Virgo sun and rising) was one. of. us. because we both lamented at the poor pattern making. The dress had that slight gather at the… Read more »

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

*chuckles*

I loves it.

tw:leo
tw:leo

😀

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

Neroli with citrus? VERY YES.

Virgo vibes are an interesting bunch. Witty, mercurial, like to do things there way but can flow with it to get to their true desired destination. Quietly stubborn. Control-freaky about their SYSTEMS – you can’t tell them nada, lol.
Closet freaks, lol. Well, they tell my ass everything (my mantra is “People have a habit of telling/showing me the truth of who they are against their will” – blame the 12th house stellium) but yes, they are a-okay with me.

*sticks “v” for virgo fingers in the air*

natalieh
natalieh

I write that I’m mercurial on all of my dating profiles. (so virgo)

Laura
Laura

Shit, ok, not a Virgo but do have Mars/Merc conjunct in mid-Virgo, as well as Dr. Death Pluto Himself in late Virgo, conjunct my sun in early Libra, so imma say somethin. In aromatherapy, Neroli is considered to be the pericardium protector and is used to put an energetic, healing and protective field around tender hearts. It is citrus scented and goes great with wood/earth toned scents like sandalwood and patchouli. I just created a blend for my therapist and I to use in our guided meditation/hypnotherapy sessions that has neroli as the main scent with balsam fir, pine, atlas… Read more »

Annica
Annica

Ah neroli! One of the secret ingredients in Coca Cola beverage!

davidlMM Member
davidl

Oh how “dedicated to nuance” our Virgo darlings are ? That statement is doing my head in a little. My experience with the V is a dedication to purity. And if I had to ‘lick arse’, in a sales situation I’d definitely prefer a Virgo one. This perfume sounds perfect for any situation.

jennMM Member
jenn

Virgo here and yes; love the thought on this perfume. My latest love affair is with vetiver; absolutely adore it because it is so difficult to place – it’s obviously a rare child out there in the wild and has an earthy masculinity too which I find wildly feminine. The masculine side of that cerebral librarian always has such an obvious femininity underneath. There’s definitely a quality to it; the stark contrast shows off the OTHER side so well. So that’s my thought on virgo super perfume: irony.

syrynxMM Member
syrynx

I wonder, Jenn, whether oakmoss was something you loved too? I used to ride the bus home past a particular swamp and the smell was so delicious – that was the smell of oakmoss to me as well, earthy in a decaying (healthily and aerobically) plant matter fashion. Unfortunately the new guidelines on allergens means that oakmoss has practically disappeared from perfumes and many of the great classics have been eviscerated. I used to have a small bottle of oakmoss extract for my own surreptitious whiffery purposes ( and here I can’t help but think of my cats who have… Read more »

MoonLilith
MoonLilith

I don’t know whereabouts in the world you are but Vilda Vaxter make a range of perfumes with oakmoss in. They smell heavenly.

sagstella
sagstella

Virgos are like those people in high school who make sweats look so good in the hallway. They are always grounded, protected, and somewhat never present, invisible indeed. Would love to smell that healthy cat roll in the flower bush.

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