The Virgo woman is the ultimate combination of brains and beauty. She’s got organizational skills for days, not to mention highly developed aesthetics and a dedicated work ethic – all of which ensures that the world will get to see her in action, putting all of her brilliance and talents to good use.
These are the women making stuff happen – they're not just all talk. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which makes for a passionately intellectual mind and a deeply creative streak. Being an earth sign, however, these ladies really shine when creating something tangible from their inspiration.
Virgoan gals may seem shy and retiring on the surface, but keep an eye out for the frenetic activity they're creating behind the scenes – these go-getters are the ones to watch when it comes to big business and the arts, and they're particularly adept when it comes to combining the two. Count on a Virgo to have multiple endeavors going at once, but somehow managing them all to the letter – between her devoted friendships, her impeccable taste, and her thriving businesses, a Virgo isn’t one to let things get messy or mess around.
How does she do it, you may ask? One clue is to examine her daily planner, which she is never seen without – it will be color-coded, with cute little stickers denoting her doctor and hair colorist appointments, her gym days where she may work out with a personal trainer, and her free time sessions. (Yes, relaxation is something she plans out ahead of time, too!)
THE VIRGO WOMAN: LOVE AND SEX
The love of a Virgo woman is poetry in motion, a portrait in devotion. When this deeply romantic earth sign gives you her heart, she wants it to be forever. It’s tough for her to play the modern dating game, as casual flings or one-night stands don’t gel well with this medieval maiden’s proclivity toward a love of chivalry.
Long-distance relationships that involve lots of swooning love-letters and lovingly wrapped parcels of meticulously chosen sentimental gifts work well for this woman, who might prefer to dedicate the rest of her energy to her career and alone time. In the long run, though, a Virgo wants her mate at home where they can be cozy together – ideally curled up in comfy matching chairs, both reading.
A Virgoan is generally fairly picky when it comes to choosing a lover. This can lead to Virgo ladies being on their own for long spells until they’re ready to settle down and commit to the perfect person. But is anyone ever perfect enough for a Virgo? Sometimes these discerning, cerebral women will flip the script and be in a relationship with someone truly surprising, a pairing of seeming opposites: the unassuming bookish, owl-y Virgo will be swept off her feet by a hot biker or rowdy punk.
What most people don't know is that Virgos are the sexy librarians of the zodiac. They’re hiding a lustiness and high libido behind their serious and demure demeanor!
Extremely loyal and honest to a fault, a Virgo will stand by you – and she'll expect you to do the same.
THE VIRGO WOMAN: HOME AND FAMILY
The home of a Virgo woman is a blessed domain, a sacred space filled with beauty and light. This fastidious lady lives by the maxim “a place for everything, and everything in its place,” and she makes sure that, though she has a love for gorgeous little bijoux and objets d’art, things never feel cluttered or messy. Everything is chosen with an eye to detail. Once a Virgo has chosen a theme (like polka dots, lots of lavender, or art deco), she will go over the top with it – taking her decorating to the highest level of art form.
Her spice jars are all labeled perfectly. Her closet is a true wonder to behold. Virgos loathe messes, and struggle with lackadaisical housemates who won’t carry their weight when it comes to equal care and labor with household chores. Because the concept of service is this sign's theme, a Virgo will often find herself saddled with the lion’s share of the housework, and do it herself simply because she cannot stand by and let it go undone.
Don’t dare take it upon yourself to reorganize her bookshelves, or put things back somewhere other than where you found them (or just not at all) unless you want to get on her bad side, permanently. Virgos see their home and possessions as extensions of themselves – treat her space and things with disrespect, and she will take it extremely personally.
In parenting, the Virgo mama shines – caring diligently for the health and well-being of her babes with a natural grace.
THE VIRGO WOMAN: WORK AND MONEY
Female Virgos are many businesses’ secret weapons – in that they are usually the quiet, diligent workers who don’t create a lot of drama or project a ton of ego while they are elegantly and effortlessly wiping the floor with their competition.
This sign does not appreciate being micro-managed. Whatever project or endeavor they put their minds to, they are going to execute beautifully, with minimal fuss – provided they are trusted and left to their own devices to get the job done.
That being said, when there are too many moving parts and variables (with tricky human emotions), Virgos can become exhausted while striving for perfection. It’s easy to become bogged down in all the tiny details, though a Virgo is adept at untangling the labyrinth provided that no one comes through behind them trying to “help.” Group projects will run into common scenarios where Virgo refuses to delegate tasks (and thus potentially sacrifice perfection) and so will stay up all night doing all the work herself, to ensure that everything is just right.
This earth-centered sign shines when running her own business and investing in herself and a vision that is her own – especially when she can hire equally dedicated and detail-oriented managers and assistants to interface with employees and the public. This lets her focus her attention on the big picture and maintain a semblance of work/life balance.
Work and personal identity tend to be intrinsically linked for these women, and they naturally excel at branding. Saving money for the future and investing intelligently come easily to a grounded, practical Virgo – she always has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day.
THE VIRGO WOMAN: GIFT GUIDE
Health and well-being are important to Virgos, so they love gifts related to body-care and holistic wellness. Gift certificates for massage and acupuncture and well as facials will be very appreciated here – especially at a high-end spa with nontoxic products. If there is bathhouse locally, take her to steam in the sauna, get an exfoliating body scrub, and make a day of it together.
Books, handmade jewelry and art supplies always make great presents for your favorite Virgo, but careful with your wrapping job! A Virgo woman will silently set her jaw and grit her teeth if she sees your paper sloppily slung on last minute. Messiness and carelessness are abhorrent for this meticulous sign, whose own gift-wrapping is always an over-the-top work of art. Virgos enjoy fine craftsmanship and love admiring beautifully intricate wood carvings, embroidery, and tile-work.
If traveling, take them somewhere where they can be constantly wowed by this kind of magic – a trip to Marrakech would be ideal, but the decorative arts sections of most art museums can suffice in a pinch.
Don’t bother purchasing silly gag gifts or cheap throwaway items for your Virgoan beloved – she hates waste and throwing things away, but she won’t want to keep the synthetic teddy bear that came with her bouquet. Honestly, she’d much rather have a healthy potted plant in a hand-thrown ceramic container over florist’s red roses with cheesy baby’s breath.
Remember, Virgo is an earth sign, and this is a classic lady you’re dealing with, so keep it natural, organic, healthful, graceful, and well-considered. A hasty, last-minute grab from the all-night drugstore is probably not a better choice than a thoughtful, handwritten card or letter.
A Virgo would rather have nothing at all than something tacky or meaningless.