by Tarotcom Staff
Virgo rhymes with "Oh no," which is what you'll hear them cry when things aren't perfect. Virgo is a smart and practical Earth sign, ruled by mental Mercury and symbolized by the Virgin -- not necessarily because Virgo is prudish, but rather because they are highly discriminating.
Virgo is hardworking, detail-oriented and quite critical, with an uncanny analytical gift for seeing what's wrong with people, situations and their surrounding environment. This perfectionism makes Virgo valuable to have around, but also sometimes uncomfortable to be around if they turn their critical eye on you.
Check out how a Virgo acts in real life with this article by Maria DeSimone!
More than anything, Virgo is a loving, loyal and true friend you can always count on.
What we love about Virgo
You can always count on Virgo to come through for you in a pinch, and they have a surprisingly keen sense of humor.
Why Virgo drives us nuts
Virgo's perfectionism can sometimes be negative, and it can lead them to become too critical of others. They also have a tendency to be passive-aggressive.
Loosen up every once in a while. No one is perfect, not even you!
Most compatible matches
Sincere Virgo is a great match for emotional Pisces and like-minded Earth signs Taurus and Capricorn.
Least compatible matches
Earthy, practical Virgo is least compatible with breezy Air signs, including eccentric Aquarius, erratic Gemini and changeable Libra.
There's more to compatibility than just your Sun sign! Check to see if you're matched up with the best sign by trying our Free Love Compatibility Meter.
Born on the cusp
People born on the cusp share common traits from two different zodiac signs. Check to see if you're a cusper!
Virgo at a glance
Colors: Dark blue, greens and brown
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Ruling House: 6th House of Health
Tarot Card: The Hermit