VIRGO | 23 August - 22 September
Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, and as depicted in ancient Roman mythology, Mercury couldn't sit still for long. This fast-footed god was a bundle of energy, both physically and mentally, and this pretty much sums up this sign. Those born under this sign are also capable communicators, and use their mental acuity to maximum advantage. All this intellectual power can make Virginians prone to skepticism and even lead to a kind of overthinking that certainly leads to exaggeration.
Fortunately, however, Virgoans are also quite studious and can moderate their worst impulses with a little careful analysis. They like to study a situation with great thoroughness, whether it's a work project or a friendship. They are really interested in understanding things. However, their perfectionism can hinder their clear thinking. They are also neat, tidy, reliable, and practical.