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