The Sun in Virgo

It makes sense that the sun enters Virgo right about when the traditional school year starts.

This season is about hard work, practicality, and putting your nose to the grindstone. After leaving dramatic Leo, the sun takes a bit of a behind-the-scenes role in understated Virgo. It's time to take the fun and passion of the first few months of the zodiac and figure out how to make that work. We're talking to-do lists and pie charts here. This sense of focus and organization can veer into perfectionism and even anxiety, but if you can keep your cool (and perspective), it's the perfect time to lay the groundwork for something big.

Sun in Virgo: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Earth & Mutable

Positive keywords for Sun in Virgo:

  • Analytical
  • Careful
  • Efficient
  • Neat
  • Precise

Negative keywords for Sun in Virgo:

  • Anxious
  • Cold
  • Know-it-all
  • Irritable
  • Judgemental

Sun in Virgo Personality

Satisfaction is not guaranteed for the sixth sign of the zodiac. These folks are incredibly detail-oriented, so they prefer that their lives be in order. These are the individuals with painstakingly organized homes, color-coded closets, and spotless home offices. “No nonsense” is the mantra of this sharp sign. In fact, Virgos hold everything (and everyone) in their lives to this high standard.

However, to expect only tough love or indifference from a Virgo would be a mistake. Virgos want the very best for their loved ones and can be nurturing in their own way. Sick and in need of some TLC? Virgo has already intuited this from your behavior and is on the way to your house with medicine and soup (but only after chastising you for falling ill in the first place). The world requires order amidst the chaos, and Virgo suns are here to provide it.

Positive Traits

Beyonce is a Virgo—what more is there to say? The vast intellectual prowess of Mercury is grounded in Virgo, producing an individual with such a perfecting work ethic that little is out of reach. Virgo is the (wo)man with the plan, constantly using their analytical abilities to solve problems others haven't even thought of.

While they're exceedingly clever, Virgos aren't generally acknowledged for their creativity or artistic flair. This ignores their dominance in the performance arts. Those with their sun in Virgo prove that hard work and precision are just as—if not more —imperative in the creation of a masterpiece as is genius.

Negative Traits

While Virgo suns nitpick on an Olympic level, they don't necessarily express their discontent and may unfairly expect others to do better without prompting. Those with their sun in Virgo mean well, but they need to understand that their criticism must first be requested.

Though this is a tendency typically associated with their sister sign, Pisces, Virgos share their love of human fixer-uppers. In this way, Virgo natives use their aforementioned nitpicking skills to deflect from tackling their own problems. Overall, they have very little patience for whatever they consider imperfection. Few work harder than Virgo, but even fewer are more self-doubting.


Folks with their sun in Virgo incarnate the strict but well-meaning teacher from school who pushed you harder than everyone else because they knew and genuinely wanted you to do better. Of course, this demand for excellence extends to Virgo's own undertakings. While these natives may (rarely) disappoint others, there's no one more disappointed in a Virgo at any given time than themselves.

However, Virgo suns sometimes go a little overboard with their critiques and expectations. As they carry on in their quest for perfection, Virgo suns must keep in mind that everyone makes mistakes—even them. And that's perfectly okay.