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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Element

Earth

Chakra

Visshuda (Throat)

Traditional Gemstone

Peridot

Zodiac Flower

Buttercup

Essential Oil

Patchouli

Element

An emphasis on this element indicate a practical, cautious, and pragmatic approach to life. In the majority of cases there is the need to build solid, ‘real’ material success, i.e. car, home, career success. Earthy people may benefit from connecting to the earth element via gardening, pottery, facial mud packs, etc. Long range planning and the determination to succeed are strong traits for this element, as is melancholy, greed and fear if taken too far. A person with a lack of earth may find it difficult to live in the ‘real’ world and to keep themselves grounded. Their expectations in general may be a little unrealistic.

Key Words
cautious * conservative * materialistic * safe/secure * skeptics * suspicious * sensual * solid * purposeful * feel control over physical/material * grounded * practical * organised * dependable * controlled * realistic * introvert * appreciation of food, touch, etc. * efficient * strong survival instinct *

Chakra

Discovering the main Chakra for Virgos can be a somewhat confusing task because  their modesty and introversion tend to give off an aura of cluelessness. This makes identifying their Chakra a difficult guessing game. Few people would say that Vissudha, the Throat Chakra, would be configured as the Virgo’s dominant energy point, but the truth is that this Earth sign is extremely intelligent and fun, and possesses great doses of kindness. 

Thus,  the Throat Chakra is related to many different parts of the body and covers much of it, from the hands to the arms, mouth, teeth, jaw, ears, voice, vertebrae and cervix, in addition to the respiratory system. Furthermore, it has a multitude of possibilities as far as magic stones are concerned and react to turquoise, angel, chalcedony and blue topaz.

Traditional Gemstone

Peridot, is a magnesium iron silicate that crystallizes in the orthorhombic system. Crystals are typically not very well formed flattened prisms with vertical striations.

Spiritual uses of Peridot, a stone of transformation that helps you rise above addictions. Even more importantly, this stone serves as your guide as you facilitate healing processes that assist others going through what you have already overcome. This is the stone of the wounded healer. Use it as a tool to increase the benefits of Reiki sessions. Peridot is ideal to gain the assistance of Archangels Sabreal and Zadkiel.

Emotional Uses: Peridot is helpful for transforming negative emotions like self-sabotage, jealousy, agitation, and impatience into lighter emotions such as love, compassion, acceptance, and gratitude. It is also beneficial to assist you in digesting life – accepting your world as it is and the transforming it with clear intention to create the reality you wish to have.

"My best can always be better."

Zodiac Flower: Buttercup

Virgos may not always want to be the center of attention, but don’t let their shyness fool you. Once you get to know them, their fun-loving personality begins to show. Just like the subtly beautiful buttercup, Virgos are organized, neat, and enjoy (occasionally) blending into the background. The flowers most often symbolize neatness because of their sophisticated structure and design.

Essential Oil

An earth sign, you’re practical, sensible, kind, loyal, and incredibly in tune with your surroundings. You’re a perfectionist, and you push yourself to give 110% in everything you do. Your go-to oil is Patchouli, which presents a rich, earthy, slightly sweet aroma. This deeply relaxing oil can benefit both the mind and body and can provide the balance and stability you desire.

More Virgo Oils:

  • Helichrysum Italicum
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Attention Assist

Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac, belongs to those born between the dates of August 23rd and September 22nd. Learn all about the Virgo sign below.

Virgo Zodiac Sign Traits

Smart, sophisticated, and kind, Virgo gets the job done without complaining. Virgos are amazing friends, always there to lend a hand and also lend advice. Practical Virgos are incredibly adept at big picture thinking, and planning out their life, their vacations, and what they’re going to do today isn’t a drag it makes them feel in control and secure.

Virgo has a rich inner life, and can sometimes seem shy at first meeting. A Virgo won’t spill secrets right away, and it’s important to earn a Virgo’s trust. But once you do, that Virgin will be a friend for life. And if you think that you’re dating a shy Virgo, trust that those walls will fall down in the bedroom. One of the most passionate signs, Virgos specialize at connecting to their physicality, and this earth sign loves and celebrates physical connection with their partner.

Virgos expect perfection from themselves, and they may project those high standards on the other people in their life. A Virgo hates when someone lets him or her down, even if it’s minor and unavoidable, like a last-minute cancellation. Virgo signs never want to disappoint the people in their lives, so they may spread themselves too thin put themselves last.

Virgo signs love and are inspired by beauty. They consider what they wear and how they decorate their house to be an extension of their personality. They thrive when everything in their life looks Pinterest-perfect, and although their friends make fun of their penchant for organizing, it truly is the anchor that makes Virgo’s life run smoothly.

Intelligent and a lifelong learner, Virgo loves trying new things, reading books, and learning about the world. They’ll happily sign up for an adult-education course, and they consider an afternoon in bed with a book pretty much ideal. A Virgo prefers an evening with good friends to a huge party, and values downtime just as much as socializing. This sign doesn’t need to fill their calendar to be content.

I am strong, grounded, and rooted in my being.

Virgo’s Greatest Gifts

Graceful, harmonious, and obsessed with making things the very best they can be, Virgo is notorious for being type A but that’s only because this sign knows that everything good can be made great, and that everything great can be perfect. Smart and intensely curious, Virgos are passionate about uncovering the why which is why a Virgo’s friends consider him or her their own personal encyclopedia. Known for their grace, Virgos can always talk their way out of sticky situations, and everyone is charmed by their wit and ability to put others at ease.

Virgo’s Greatest Challenges

Virgo’s desire to have everything be perfect can manifest in frustration when things don’t live up to those (sometimes unrealistic) expectations. Besides occasionally leading to fights with friends and partners, Virgo’s focus on perfection can cause everything even uploading an Instagram photo to take forever. Learning to go with the flow and accept “good enough” is a constant struggle.

Virgo’s Secret Weapon

Virgo is incredibly hard working. When this sign wants something, they’ll work for it. They’re also good at making the most of things friends look to them to help them with a DIY project or redecorate their home. Virgins push the people around them to be their best if you want a training buddy for a marathon, you know who to call. Bottom line: Virgos work hard, and that work ethic inspires everyone in their life.

Virgo’s Power Colors

Virgo is a quiet force to be reckoned with. This mutable earth sign may seem placid, but ruling planet Mercury ensures that there’s a lot going on beneath the surface. Here are the best colors to bring out Virgo’s strength:

White: This pure, energetic color speaks to Virgo’s clarity of purpose and constant quest for the truth. White brings out Virgo’s inner warrior.

Green: This color stabilizes and anchors an earth sign like Virgo, reminding them of what’s most important in their life.

Red: The color of Mercury, Virgo’s ruling planet, red can bring out the passion that sometimes lies below the Virgin’s surface.

Brown: As an earth sign, Virgo is drawn to the colors that symbolize the planet we live on, and brown is an anchoring force that deeply connects all Virgos to their roots.

These are the colors that Virgo should avoid:

Black: Virgo always looks to the light, and black the absence of color can drag this sign down into an abyss they’d rather avoid.

Royal blue: While mutable Virgo does well in blues, a deep, dark shade of this color can be too much for such a light-seeking sign.

Gold: Showy, ostentatious, and “look at me” noticeable, gold is at odds with Virgo, who tends to come in like the moon subtly, but still on full display.

"Perfection is possible."

Awakening the Inner Virgo Bear

Although Virgo’s western astrology symbol is the Virgin, in other traditions, this sign’s spirit animal would be the bear. Intelligent, watchful, and possessing fierce strength, the bear represents tenacity (hunting is an all-day project) and a love of the good life (hello, hibernation!). But mostly, Virgos can wake their inner bear when they need a push to be their fiercest, strongest self. Here’s how to bring that ursine presence online:

Watch. Bears don’t immediately pounce. They wait in the background, watching for the right moment. Observation and getting all the details before making a move is key for Virgo.

Take a solo walk. You know how you see a bear moving alone through the woods? A Virgo alone in the woods is a happy Virgo. Taking time in nature can help this sign figure out his or her next steps.

Swim. Bears may seem big and clumsy on land, but they move gracefully in the water. And the weightless feeling of being in water can help Virgos flow beyond their fixation on one decision or choice.

Take a nap. As any bear knows, naps are not a sign of laziness. They’re essential for preserving energy. Busy Virgos need to recognize the restorative power of down time.

Indulge in a protein-packed meal. For Virgo, ruled by the abdomen, food is fuel but anyone would have a hard time eating when his or her stomach is in knots. Seeking out a proper, healthy meal is essential for Virgo to keep in top performing shape.

Virgo’s Karma Boosters

Every sign has unfinished business to deal with. For Virgo, this includes letting go of perfection and embracing good enough. While it takes a lifetime to learn this skill, regularly incorporating these practices can help Virgos become their best selves:

  1. Don’t triple check. Sending an email to a friend? Resist the urge to edit three times. So what if there’s a spelling mistake or two?
  2. Dance. Not only that, dance while people are watching. Virgos tend to hold back on the dance floor, but shaking it in public can help them let it go!
  3. Go out in pajamas. By heading to a coffee shop in what they’ve slept in, Virgos can embrace imperfection (not to mention that it’s super comfy).
  4. Don’t harp on a small issue. Yes, Virgo’s partner was late for a date, and he or she is sorry. Subject closed. There’s no need to keep talking about it all night.
  5. Try a new dish at a restaurant. It’s a small start, but stepping outside of that old comfort zone by trusting the waiter’s recommendation instead of combing Yelp for hours is a powerful way to remind Virgo that sometimes surprises are a good thing.

Sources:

  • horoscope.com
  • psychicguild.com
  • themagichoroscope.com
  • Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals,and Stones by Margaret Ann Lembo

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