Zodiac Strengths: Your Virgo Personality

the strengths and characteristics of the Virgo sun or star sign. Virgo personality explained

Explore the meaning and characteristics of your Virgo personality. The strengths and talents of Virgo Sun / Star sign

If you were born with the Sun in Virgo, then strength comes through finding practical outlets for your talents and abilities. Because the Sun symbolizes core motives, you are likely to be driven by a need to feel useful. Therefore, you will probably be especially comfortable when providing support or service.

Virgo is an Earth sign, and Mutable in quality. This means that whilst on the one hand you can be very pragmatic, on the other you can also be extremely cerebral. All the Mutable Zodiac signs express a level of duality. Your journey then will involve learning to synthesise apparent opposites as you find the right balance between doing and planning. 

Your Virgo personality will mean you have a tendency to analyze. Consequently, you have the ability to problem-solve. Your desire is to find the solution to any given problem through analysing every detail. When you focus on facts, you have an uncanny ability to prioritize and plan. When you create routine and structure you flourish.

Your path is an interesting one. Virgo represents the ability to use both analysis and application in achieving optimal results. Refinement is key to your process, and a sense of purpose will come from adding value to whatever you are focussed on. You are gifted with acute problem-solving abilities, but must learn not to become paralysed by all the apparent difficulties you perceive.

The ability to find a problem can also hold you back. You may focus too much attention on minutiae and background detail, which can hinder meaningful progress. The adage “Don’t let perfect get in the way of better” is especially relevant for the Virgo personality.  Sometimes you need to pay more attention to the donut than to the hole, seeing what is working instead of what is not, then applying your practical skills to improve things where you can.

Ideally, you learn to find the approach that will be most effective in any given situation. You should avoid overanalysing the future, which can lead to anxiety and worry. Born with the Sun in Virgo (or Virgo Star Sign) you can be especially helpful to others and diligent with any task. But focus needs to be balanced with an ability to go with the flow. Trying to control things you cannot change or tangibly impact will only bring you down.

Ultimately you are learning how to find a balance between your need for order, and the role of creative chaos. While you probably prefer a degree of order and structure, you have to get comfortable with the unknown. Life will present you with many unexpected situations that in the end will increase your effectiveness.  The more variety you experience, the more adept at problem-solving and analysis you will become.


Virgo Strengths and Weaknesses


Virgo symbolizes the use of reason and analysis to achieve practical outcomes. Born under the Virgo Star Sign, you will find yourself continually trying to discern between what is useful and what is not, effectively stripping down each experience into its essential form. You may question yourself and others constantly as you try to evaluate what is working and what is not.

Your journey is about finding ways to add value, through the urge to improve whatever you are working on. Your strength lies in the contribution that you bring. You know more than most how to be helpful, and have a genuine desire to provide support. You need to make things the best that they can be, and will have great insights around how this can be done.

However, the notion that you can somehow achieve perfection may haunt you. With a Virgo personality, you may set impossibly high standards for yourself and others that can never really be met. This sets you up for constant disappointment. Like Sisyphus pushing a rock uphill, all your expectations are bound to come to nothing when you hold them up to an unattainable standard. 

Over time, you will come to understand that perfection is an impossible circumstance that cannot be achieved. Instead, you are learning that doing something better – not “perfectly” – is the true mark of success. To discern between knowing when to hold a high standard and when you are setting yourself up to fail is a skill that takes time. As you continue through life, you will find that true discrimination is required. 

Discrimination here means the ability to evaluate correctly. This happens when you assess the various resources available to you, and work out how to make the best use of whatever is at hand. You learn the difference between what is theoretical and what is real. Far more important than being perfect is being useful. Focus more on adding value than being flawless. In the end, a sense of purpose will come from being able to improve what “is”, rather than point out what “is not”.

Many of you will be practical by nature. Your Virgo personality makes you focus on the ‘real world’, finding ways to achieve tangible results. You might have skills working with your hands or in project management. You have a good ability to realistically assess the task at hand, then come up with a structured approach for getting it done. 

You may also be very practical at an intellectual level. With a Virgo personality you may be especially concerned with effective communication. You need to organize information so that it can be delivered in the most efficient ways. You are likely to take time to ensure that what you say is clear. You could have strengths in terms of logic and system-thinking, able to pull something apart into component pieces to see how it works or could be improved.

Your journey is about finding a synthesis between concrete and abstract considerations. Problem-solving allows you to blend practical sensibilities with clear logic. Whilst other factors in your chart will influence how easily you do this, at the end of the day you are learning to synthesise mental processes with tangible solutions. In many ways this will mean developing clarity whilst leaving behind tendencies to worry.

Virgo is the sign of mind/body synthesis. You are likely to be interested in health and nutrition. You will enjoy doing practical tasks that help you stay well. To this end, any activity that develops mental focus whilst improving wellness can be especially important for you, helping you manage anxiety and maintain wellbeing. Yoga, pilates and martial arts are great outlets. Any physical activity that blends mental focus with body awareness will help you perform at your best.    

Because of your Virgo personality, a sense of purpose comes from recognizing opportunities to support, improve and assist. As your path unfolds, you must learn discrimination as you manage your – at times – overactive mind. Authenticity comes from small acts of service that add benefit to your own and others lives.

Yet problem-solving is only half of the story. Your greatest triumph will come from understanding that nothing worthwhile is accomplished if you ignore the importance of feelings and imagination . At the end of the day, the true value of knowing a better system is having the ability to go with the flow when required so that creative innovation can be applied

You can learn much about creativity and imagination from your opposite sign Pisces. Those born with the Sun in Pisces (or Pisces Star sign) are learning to achieve very similar things to you. Virgo and Pisces represent the psychological polarity of Service and Sacrifice. Both signs are on a journey to find order through flux and change. In fact, when you integrate more Piscean characteristics into your Virgo personality, great progress can occur.

In the end, the success of your journey will be measured in terms of your ability to be in the moment, as you maintain structure and routine. With the Virgo personality, being able to go with the flow as you create better systems is a sign of real strength


The Virgo Personality


Born with a Virgo Sun or Star sign, you are gifted with the inner drive to improve whatever is in front of you. Because your focus is on the end result, you are generally more concerned with being useful than being applauded. This gives a marked degree of humility to your sign.

You are unlikely to be ostentatious in anything you do. You probably prefer simplicity, with an understated sense of style. Because you are innately humble,  you are unlikely to push yourself forward unless required, and will prefer working as ‘part of the team’. You may feel uncomfortable if you are the centre of attention. You specialise in providing support to others, but may need to learn how to receive the recognition you deserve.

Your sense of  modesty can be self-effacing. You can be inclined to being overly self-critical. Your journey will be about learning to recognize the practical contributions you make, and how you add value to others. Your mental focus can be a weakness and a strength. While you are often gifted with sharp analytical skills, you are also prone to worry.  This then translates into self-doubt, which will undermine your effectiveness.

Confidence comes from recognizing ways you make a useful contribution to the world, as you simultaneously improve your own. Your greatest challenge is knowing how to harness your intellect for practical outcomes without becoming ruled by an obsessive need for structure or addiction to routine.

Because Virgo is an Earth sign you probable have a strong sensuality. Whilst some of you can be hedonistic, you are also likely to be interested in anything that can improve your body, mind and overall health. Finding the middle ground is important, and even if you do things to excess you are likely to veer (eventually) toward the path of moderation. In the end, healthy habits will be your friend.

The success of your journey could be measured in terms of the degree of flexibility you have attained. The ease with which this is accomplished will depend on your relationship to the unknown. If you are born with a Virgo personality, developing mental clarity along with inner peace is a mark of true synthesis, and sure sign that you are headed down the right path to personal fulfilment.

  Virgo: Journey to the Centre of Service

the strengths and characteristics of the Virgo sun or star sign. Virgo personality explained


Born with the Sun in Virgo, you are gifted with the ability to find practical solutions to complex problems. You bring the skills necessary to realize what would otherwise only be a magnificent, yet unattained, plan.

To Improve:

  • To make or become better.
  • to develop or increase in mental capacity by education or experience
  • to achieve or produce something better than.


Sun in Virgo people are motivated by the need to:

  • add value or contribute
  • to organize and structure
  • to analyze and comprehend
  • to synthesize different elements
  • to maintain health and harmony
  • to experience mind/body synthesis

Virgo is a Mutable sign, which means it is motivated to experience variety and change. Virgo’s element is Earth which involves a focus on the tangible aspects of life.

Go here for a detailed description of the characteristics and traits of Virgo Star Sign


Useful Links

Click on the links below to find out more about your Sun or Star Sign. 

The Sun in Virgo    https://www.starslikeyou.com.au/your-astrology-profile/the-sun-in-virgo/

What is A Sun Sign?   https://www.starslikeyou.com.au/what-is-a-sun-sign/

What Is A Star Sign?   https://www.starslikeyou.com.au/your-sun-star-sign/ 

Discover Your Astrology Profile?   https://www.starslikeyou.com.au/your-astrology-profile/

What House is the Sun in?   https://www.starslikeyou.com.au/your-solar-house/

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