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Virgo is the Earth Element of the Mutable signs. It is ruled by the planet Mercury.

Virgo approaches the physical universe as an obstacle to which it must adapt and a framework through which it can learn to be effective. The essence of Virgo is to do its duty as efficiently and as effectively as possible. Virgo is the sign of analysis, work and service. It is sensitive to the environment it inhabits. Those born under the sign of Virgo are intelligent, practical and are able to assimilate incredible amounts of detailed information. They can, however, be too self-critical. Virgo has the unique ability to see minute details and never misses a thing.

The key phrase for Virgo is “I analyze”. Satisfaction for Virgo comes from working with people and using their many skills productively. They desire to be of service and to reach the highest levels of perfection within themselves.

Virgo is logical, intellectual, conscientious, realistic and helpful but can be critical, pedantic and withdrawn.

Wherever you find Virgo in your horoscope, you like to keep busy. This is where you provide a service or are of help to others. This is where you are most critical and most sensitive to your environment.