Virgins love practical gifts… so avoid dust-catching baubles. A bread-making machine or a power drill would be welcome, but these folks are also known to pride themselves on their impeccable appearance. Scented soaps, lotions and shampoos made by an earth-friendly company might be just the ticket. Virgos are also incredibly organized and might appreciate a good watch or a leather-bound date book. Or try a health-conscious basket of organic foodstuffs.
You’re behind a counter, facing a long line of angry customers waiting to tell you in detail about everything that’s wrong with the product you designed. That’s right — the one you slaved over for years and were sure would be a best seller. They don’t want exchanges or refunds… they want your head!
Some wholesome Virgos would enjoy a yoga date followed by dinner at an organic café. Others might enjoy a ride through the countryside on a tandem bike, and a beer at the local micro-brewery. Many are drawn to cultural events, especially literary readings, but to anything except the truly lowbrow. You might suggest tackling a project together – this satisfies their need to work toward a practical goal. Add the right mood music and subtle flirtation, and washing the car becomes the ultimate prelude to romance.
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.
Like The Hermit, you often need to slow down and go within to focus on your purpose in life. The image on this card — an old man — represents a person who is weary of the outer world. When he retreats to explore the mysteries of his inner life, he becomes open and innocent like a child.
The Virgo woman may suffer from emotional blocks and arrested development. She can be highly neurotic, particularly about familial ties, to which she often clings. Easier said than done for her to be of service, as she is often overly dependent on siblings and plagued by resentments over loved ones’ successes. She can be a fair-weather friend, appropriating the mannerisms of people whom she must then, as a result, discard.
The Virgo man may suffer from many irrational fears, such as disease phobia. He can be distrustful and critical of others. Feelings of disappointment may fuel pathological lying, especially surrounding his origins. Innate self-loathing may lead to psychosomatic illnesses and/or an obsession with his physical being. Virgo tends to tamper with his looks, falling prey to eating disorders or even a compulsion for plastic surgery.
Females in feminine signs (earth, water) are aligned with the gender polarity of their sign and thus embody the quality-element combination of the sign. The mutable earth Virgo woman is a gorgeous lump of clay, typically molded into an hourglass-shaped vessel. She wants to be useful, productive, and sustain a happy life for herself and others.
Males in feminine signs (earth, water) are not aligned with the gender polarity of the sign and thus enact instead of embody the quality-element combination of the sign. Virgo man is hard-pressed to make something substantial out of his life. Sometimes he does so by literally working with his hands or in the health or service industries.
Virgo is most at home close to nature and in the company of animals. Virgo likes power and enjoys being the sidekick or indispensable assistant.