I’ve always been aware of being a Virgo, because my immediate family growing up was split in half — three of us (my mother, oldest brother, and me, the baby) were September birthdays, and the other three (my father, older sister and other brother) were December birthdays. But whereas my December brother and sister are Capricorns, our dearly departed father had been a Sagittarius. Not so for the September three. We were ALL Virgos, and my (also dearly departed) mother while not an astrology true believer, did tell us about what that meant. Here’s what Romina Russell describes her House Virgos:
House Virgo represents Sustenance. Its people are organized, practical, shrewd, and analytical, and can be obsessive, anal-retentive, and pedantic. Virgos are control freaks who like to be self-sufficient—that’s why their gift is knowing the secrets of the earth. Humanity’s most basic need for survival is sustenance, and their control over this need ensures that Virgos are truly independent and do not need to rely on others.
The independence theme is one I saw several other places online. Here’s what I found on one site:
Virgo exists in the mind, everything is inside. To the world, Virgo presents a calm and collected exterior but on the inside, nervous uncontrolled intensity in the mind, trying to figure things out, how to improve everything, analyzing and thinking. Virgo can tire itself out without even moving! Virgo has a constant drive to improve and perfect, this can lead to extreme pickiness and finickiest. They are pure, their motives are honest never malicious and they want to accomplish something.
Virgos are supposed to be analytical, observant, helpful, reliable, precise, organized, logical. As is the case with most signs, you can find some aspects of yourself and others that are completely off base. I’m self aware enough to tell you I’m observant, helpful, and reliable. Even before I was a journalist, I was observant. I interview people, and review movies and books for a living, so I wouldn’t have a job if I wasn’t observant.
I am definitely not an organized, anal-retentive, control freak, though. In fact, I’m a laid-back mom who tries not to sweat the small stuff, because I’ve had big losses, so I know how useless it is to worry about whether I’ve got Pinterest-level goodie bags for birthday parties, or whatever.
All this to say that astrological signs are really fascinating, because they make you think of the attributes that DO fit, and how dominant they are in your personality.