Where the Scales are concerned, they love looking at all sides of an
issue and can easily "walk a mile in another man's shoes."
This kind of magnanimous outlook is a boon in relationships and makes those
born under this sign a pleasure to deal with in the give and take of
affairs of the heart. As befits their beautiful world, Librans love to
be loved although they may initially do so from a safe distance (at
least internally). Even so, in a relationship, Librans can alternate
between being the dependant and dominant partner, based in part on what
their sense of fair play tells them.
Above all, the diplomatic-to-a-fault Libra would rather not argue with
their lover, preferring instead to talk things out in the hopes of
achieving sybaritic harmony. The ideal Libra soulmate talks a great game
and has the confidence (and dazzling good looks) to deliver the goods.
"Make love, not war" is a phrase which must have been coined with a
Libra in mind.
Those born under this sign love to talk and find agreement with a partner as
opposed to angrier alternatives.
Romance for these folks can often be a tug-of-war,
with Libra letting someone get close but not too close.
Courtship where Libra is concerned is a beautiful affair, as befits someone
ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure.
Hearts and flowers are a must, and Libras showered with a sea of beautiful
things are likely to be most receptive to amorous entreaties.
While Libras can appear cool, calm, even aloof to a
lover, they are incredibly playful and romantic once they relax. A lover who
plays fair is a must for Libra.
There is no doubt that Libras enjoy being in love and the shimmery sheen
which this blessed state can bring.
Love is a beautiful affair for the Scales, and as one who admires beauty in
themselves and others and seeks pleasure, it's hard to imagine a better
place to be.
A Libran is a stylish conquest and as such, can make the art of love a
sensual state for both partners.
Librans tend to prefer a lover stronger than them, perhaps one who can teach
them about themselves and help make them a more evolved lover.
It's all in keeping with the Scales' desire to appear fair and do what's
best for everyone.
WHAT LIBRA NEED
partner who can encourage Libra to be honest, open, trusting and free is
on the right track.
The Scales crave someone who can give them feedback and support, and affirm
that they are a treasure to behold.
Wooing them with gifts can be the right stimulant.
Some long talks, along with a lesson in give-and-take, can also work
Anyone who can bring Libra to an open state, who can get them to think less
and feel more, will be rewarded with a grateful and passionate lover.
The Libra lover is a harmonious soul who adores love,
beauty and the romance dance.
The Sun in Libra gives you a keen and
inquiring intellect. You are remarkable for your impartiality and love of
justice. You constantly strive to bring order out of chaos, to bring harmony to
your relations with others. You have natural charm and are well mannered. You
are also a sociable person and associations with others are important to you.
There is nothing rigid about your views. You are always
prepared to examine convictions which are contrary to your own. You tend,
however, to procrastinate and, as a result, inaction is your characteristic
personality flaw. Your capacity to dither and delay can irritate your family,
friends and colleagues.
Your love of harmony extends to your surroundings. You
dislike anything which is incongruous with your love of design and balance. Your
home is, as a result, tastefully decorated. You have a marked artistic bent and
appreciate painting, literature and music to the full. Your general lack of
practical organisation, which stems from your tendency to postpone making
decisions, makes you more suited to the appreciation of the artistic rather than
to active participation in the particular art form which fascinates you most.
You are good at bringing artistic people together and could become a patron of
Librans should do everything in moderation! One of their
greatest temptations is the lure of good living. Social drinking can be a
problem, as the weak point is the kidneys, particularly in middle life. You
should always drink plenty of fresh cold water to help eliminate toxic wastes
from your system, particularly after a heavy night out.
The Libran personality is attracted to the opposite Sun
sign of Aries. The Arian capacity for quick decision making and action
complements the Libran capacity to weigh everything in the balance and reach
decisions slowly. The fiery Arian temperament is your direct antithesis but
opposites can attract.
Libraís love the concept of being loved, therefore are constantly searching for
the perfect mate. They also love romance and consequently are good at it. Filled
with personal dignity and elegance, you may find Libra to dazzle and captivate
you time and time again.
They have many interests like theater, antiques,
decorating, art, and themselves. A Libraís best quality is the art of
conversation. They are fantastic conversationalists. Although, when discussing
any subject, you may find the conversation leading back toward their favorite
topic of interest, as they put a little bit about themselves into each
conversation, placing the spotlight exactly where they want it.
When out on a date with a Libra be sure to pay them a
compliment. If itís sincere, they will most definitely be charmed by you. If you
pick out a restaurant, make certain the atmosphere is classy and donít skimp on
any of your plans. A Libra wants to be treated as first class and does not like
to settle for less, as they feel that their pleasure is well worth it. They want
a partner that has good taste and quality. As they adore luxury and love to be
pampered, impression will get you everywhere, so go all out, and donít hold
With an easy going nature, you will find a Libra
pleasant to be around. This zodiac sign of partnership needs a companion who
will understand, appreciate, and perhaps even idolize them. If youíre searching
for a partner that is socially outgoing and affectionate, youíve found them.
They love to go to parties and enjoy a glittering extravagant social life.
Although the Libra may be indecisive about making a commitment, once committed
to a relationship, you will find harmony and peace with them.
Libra, as befits the sign of the Scales, revers balance
and harmony above all.
If this can be achieved with a partner, even better, for Libra rules the
House of Partnerships and revels in things that come in twos. The Scales are
sociable and shine in social situations, where their gift of communication is an
attraction to many. Librans also want to be liked, even loved, by those who
cross their path, and it can be very hard to resist the Scales when they are at
their most charming and magnetic selves. It's not unusual for Librans to possess
an easy grace and sense of style and move languidly throughout a room.
Behind that pretty facade is a smart, often smoldering soul who knows how to
get what they want, and would love nothing more than to do so fairly and justly.
When the Scales find the partner they've been searching for, it could be a match
made in hot heaven.
Libra, the seventh sign of the zodiac, is
ruled by the planet Venus and symbolized by the Scales of
Balance. In Roman mythology, Venus was recognized as the goddess
of love and beauty. Similarly, the natives of Libra are the very
personification of refinement and affection, endearing you with
their genteel manner and melting your heart with their
ingratiating smiles. With all the sugary sweetness of a box of
chocolate Bordeaux cremes or the enchanting fragrance of a
fresh-picked bouquet of daisies, the Libran personality blossoms
forth, leaving proclamations of love, tokens of affection, and a
host of smiles in its wake. Such may be your first impression of
the indomitable Libran charm, but don't let all that sugar and
spice fool you. October-born can be as quarrelsome, as
irritable, as intractable as any sign in the zodiac, and then
some. Sound a little confusing? It is at first, but not after
you understand the subtly paradoxical nature of this Sun sign.
Libra, you see, is the sign of balance, and just as a set of
pharmaceutical scales will teeter back and forth before
achieving a new balance, October-born will vaccinate to and fro
between extremesó mental, emotional or physicaló until they
achieve the harmony they seek. Just tilt their scales out of
balance by playing your radio too loudly or by puffing your
cigarette too profusely in their direction, and these natives
can turn from peace-loving doves into cantankerous crocodiles.
When everything is in harmony, however, there is nothing quite
like the Libran's congenial charm.
Just watch your Libran friend closely next
time, and you will invariably catch his subtle balancing act.
You can almost see his mental see-saw in action as he carefully
surveys a situation or problem. His eyes will move back and
forth, much like the inertial swing of his zodiacal symbol, as
he considers the pros, the cons, the maybe's and the
possibilities, all with intelligence, exacting logic, and
painstaking perseverance. Don't expect him to give you the fruit
of his mental efforts right away. The Libran will have to mull
it over in his mind a while, making sure he has considered all
the facts and that no stone has been left unturned which could
affect his final analysis. When he does make a decision,
however, you can probably bank on it for its correctness and
integrity as a judgement based on a fair evaluation of the
facts. As polar opposite of the subjective Aries, the Libran is
quite capable of objective judgement, irrespective of his own
tastes, mores, philosophy, or preferences. Perhaps this is why
there are more judges born under Libra than under any zodiacal
sign and why the Scales have come to represent our system of
The Libran's sense of balance and
equilibrium is no less noticeable in his physical appearance.
The typical Libran physique will be very evenly proportioned,
rendering a balanced bodily appearance. Even when these natives
put on weight, their weight gain will occur more or less evenly
over the entire body rather than in one specific area. In fact,
because there are usually no exaggerated or pronounced physical
characteristics, it may be hard to recognize the Libran frame at
first, but the very aspect of regular bodily proportioning can
be your first clue. The bodies of both sexes will be of medium
height and average build, with a decided tendency to curviness,
and there will be a certain litheness of movement which can only
be called graceful. There may be a tendency to robustness in the
females or effeminacy in the males, further exemplifying the
Libran penchant for balance, even between the sexes! This is not
to diminish in any way the sexuality of October-born; quite the
opposite is true, but you won't find many Libran males whom you
would call surly, or many of the females whom you'd say were
petite. Suffice it to say there is a certain refinement in the
frame and features of both sexes which can be said to express
some of the qualities of the opposite sex. Despite planetary
misgivings, Libran beauty is in a class by itself, and the
reputation these natives have as lovers may in part be due to
their ability to see in the other person some aspects of
themselves while at the same time reflecting some of their
If there is any one physical
characteristic which is typically Libran, it is the Venusian
dimple. October-born will usually have a couple in the cheeks or
one in the chin. If not in the face, try looking in the knees;
even the elbows can be a good hiding place for this Libran
trademark. Some Librans' dimples won't show until they smile,
and then these Venusian beauty marks come shining through, one
on each end of the Libran's grin. And while we're on the subject
of smiling, that is another telltale sign of the sons or
daughters of Venus. The Libran smile can melt even the coldest
of hearts, or brighten the most melancholy of moods. It beams;
it projects, and transforms the Libran's face into a beacon of
sunshine, making those around him feel good all over. From its
warmth and sincerity to the way it crinkles up the corners of
the eyes, it proliferates the irresistible Libran messages of
peace, love and beauty wherever it shines.
Whoever came up with the phrase, "Better
weigh your words carefully," must surely have been talking about
a Libran, for October-born are forever doing just that. For one
thing, the mental scales they constantly carry with them
certainly make them equipped for the job, and you'll rarely see
a native who isn't using them to the fullest. When in an
argument, for example, the Libran will not only weigh his own
words, but he'll weigh his opponent's too. He'll know just how
much force to apply in his favor so as not to cause his opponent
to balk and throw the whole matter out the window. In business,
diplomatic relations, or in negotiating of any kind, this can be
a most valuable asset, for the Libran is able to accomplish what
he desires without destroying a relationship which could be
valuable to him in the future. It is little wonder then, that so
many public relations people, diplomats, politicians and
statesman are born under this sign.
The Libran flair for tact and diplomacy is
unparalleled in the zodiac, but the ease with which they pursue
their argumentative techniques can sometimes make you wonder
where they really stand. If you argue the need for relief to the
starving throngs in Africa, your Libran friend might purposely
take the opposing view, stating that giving food only
perpetuates the problem, and the programs of education and
agricultural reform are too long-range to provide real answers
to the people's immediate needs. If, on the other hand, you were
to take the position that relief should be abandoned, that same
Libran friend would argue that ultimately the problem of hunger
could be solved if the programs of education and reform were
implemented simultaneously with immediate relief, and that work
begun now could be of help to future generations. The task of
sorting out the Libran's true feelings or motives can sometimes
be a dizzying prospect. Too often they are accused of being
wishy-washy, two-faced or without moral values, but in reality
they are just trying to balance out their scales, and yours too.
Nothing irritates the Libran's harmonizing intellect more than
thinking which is narrow or one-dimensional. If they think your
line of reasoning is too pat or simplistic, they'll purposely
take the opposing view just to correct any incongruities in your
thinking and to put things in a more balanced perspective. Being
able to see both sides of a situation, the Libran sometimes
finds it difficult to make a solid commitment one way or the
other, and his stand on issues may be only temporary or serving
his immediate needs. His own true feelings he may keep in
abeyance, awaiting further input which could again tip his
scales to the opposite view. These qualities will make him seem
very much the procrastinator, and you may have a difficult time
getting a unconditional opinion from him one way or the other.
If a woman were to ask her Libran husband which dress she should
wear to a formal function, he might reply, "Well, the red one
goes well with your hair, and the blue one goes well with your
eyes, but they might be too gaudy for a formal affair. The green
one is subtle enough, but it might clash with my blue shirt.
Come to think of it, maybe the blue one will be alright... or
maybe the beige would be better." She might as well have saved
her breath. True, she will have heard every possible argument
for wearing each style of apparel, but by the time this son of
Venus had balanced his scales over the matter, the function
might be half over. Librans seem not to have so much respect for
time as natives of their zodiacal predecessor, Virgo. They
understand perhaps too well the meaning of being fashionably
late, but unless there's a Virgo or Gemini Ascendant, their
tardiness can begin to wear like last year's fashions. Sometimes
their tendency to procrastinate can draw out for years what
other signs could accomplish in two or three months. That room
addition which has stood in different stages of incompletion for
the past year or that unfinished patio are projects which may
have fallen prey to a Libran's indecision, but rest assured when
they are finally finished, they'll be sterling testimonials to
the Venusian sense of beauty, balance and style.
'Lazy Libra' is a phrase common in
astrological vernacular, but those who would ascribe laziness to
October-born have never seen them in their more productive
moods. Once their scales have stopped dipping to and fro, and
they have committed themselves to a goal, Librans can become
powerhouses, using their well-ordered intellects to accomplish
in leaps and bounds tasks that might encumber other signs. Once
they're motivated, they'll burn the candle at both ends, working
tirelessly if necessary, to achieve their avowed goals. The
trouble is that in planning any endeavor, October-born can get
so lost in the endless labyrinth of strategies, factors and
options which have to be weighed and evaluated by their logical
minds, that they'll put off starting until it becomes old hat. A
Libran in this state of procrastination can give you the best
portrayal of laziness you've ever seen. He'll watch TV, yawn,
stretch, and then lie down as if half-exhausted all with such
convincing lassitude, it'll make you tired just watching him.
He's not as idle as he looks, mind you. Though he may not be
moving a muscle, his mental scales are busy weighing strategies
for his next burst of activity. The Libran obsession with
balancing can be as much a hindrance as it is a help to these
natives, on the one hand serving as protection against
impulsiveness and error, but on the other, providing an all too
easy excuse to avoid getting things done. Fortunately, Librans
ultimately appeal to their sense of logic, realizing that
thoughts must be balanced by action, and these natives will
apply themselves to their tasks, accomplishing much in spite of
When it comes to the subject of love,
Librans are on home turf indeed. Loving has been second nature
to these individuals ever since they could say "goo" or manage a
smile. Venus herself smiles beneficently upon October-born
imparting her qualities of loveliness and charm, and these
individuals seem to have an instinctive knack for winning your
heart. They'll know just how to woo you as the object of their
affection, lavishing you with thoughtful presents, reciting
exquisite lines of verse (which they've probably written
themselves), or whispering sweet nothings to you in the wee
hours of the morning. A few select words from the natives of
Venus can be more devastating on the battleground of love than
real gunpowder, and many a lover has fallen captive to their
seductive charms. The recipient of Libran affection, however,
can do well to be wary. For all their adeptness at love, Librans
can sometimes proffer more fluff than powder, more perfume than
substance, and their romancing can amount to many superficial
trappings of love rather than real love itself. October-born are
well aware of their adeptness as lovers, and they may find the
prospect of testing their prowess on the opposite sex now and
then irresistible. Although Librans seem to possess the natural
equipment for loving, they have by no means cornered the market
on love, which belongs to all signs.
The Sun in Virgo gives you powers of acute discrimination and insight. Your intellectual dexterity and the versatility of your personality give you the ability to do well in most fields of activity. You are careful and diligent in your undertakings and have a methodical approach to both work and further study.
The quickness of your brain is allied with a cleverness of hand. As a result, your love of practical activity leads to industriousness. Many potters are born in this sign, a profession which requires both artistic judgement and deftness of hand. Even very hard work is no obstacle for you. You find great satisfaction in dissecting orders, rejecting the useless and seizing upon the most important aspects of the task at hand. You can, however, become a fault-finder.
Your critical faculty is directed not merely towards others; you are equally exacting with yourself. You are a perfectionist. Your insistence on clean and neat surroundings can give you the reputation of being a bit too clinical in your attitude to the home. Your head rules your heart, and because you expect high standards from others, it can take you a long time to decide on a suitable life partner. You are picky, and often miss out on good opportunities because of this.
The weak physical point for the Virgo is the intestines. You can be a bit of a worrier, prone to digestive upsets through having a nervy disposition. Duodenal ulcers can be a problem, so you need to live a natural life with plenty of fresh air and fresh foods. You can suffer from allergic reactions to the additives in pre-packaged foodstuffs or the sprays used on commercially grown crops.
Those born under the sign of Virgo can begin expressing the personality traits of their opposite sign Pisces as they mature. Romantic ideals can take on more importance and the capacity to express emotions and feelings for others can become easier.
As a rule, Virgo is attracted to someone who possess good conversation skills. They love to talk and surround themselves with friends who are even-tempered, nonchalant, and intellectually stimulating.
If youíre planning a date with a Virgo, try and avoid noisy places especially with lewd or obscene entertainment. The Virgoís reserved nature and insistence of good taste, would get more pleasure from a quiet restaurant with soft music playing in the background, than from a rock and roll concert. They would prefer a place where the two of you can talk. Youíll probably find the Virgo to be very interesting and be able to discuss almost anything with them. However, donít be in a hurry to jump right in and ask too much about their personal affairs, since they may find it to be an intrusion of privacy.
Itís a rare occurrence for a Virgo to hand out praise, so if youíre looking for constant flattery, you may want to keep looking. While on the contrary, if youíre looking for advice or an opinion on a certain matter, the Virgo will gladly participate.
Virgoís are careful planners and are constantly seeking personal achievement and financial security. They wonít put up with frivolous spending habits and wonít jump into a serious relationship without looking ahead first. Most likely they are seeking a partner with practical ambitions exactly like themselves.
Once the Virgo has found someone worthy to share their life with, they will always be loyal and provide plenty of happiness. This responsible, sensitive, and intellectual person takes love very seriously. Although they may appear aloof, and distant at times, they are very sensual and warm people.
If you win them over, you will be more than rewarded with a prosperous and memorable life with them.
As the Sign of Service, one of Virgo's favorite roles is to be of help to friends and lovers.
The industrious, efficient and well-organized Virgin will rarely have trouble pulling this off, and a banquet at their hands will mean an evening of delectable treats.
Ruling Planet Mercury symbolizes Communication, hence Virgos are possessed of an ability to reason clearly, resolve issues and take a romance to new heights.
The Virgin can at times be shy and a bit repressed, so someone who can bring them out of these depths will be rewarded with a vibrant lover.
As well, Virgos are quite intuitive and can read between the lines, so their partner need not say much to get what they want.
Concerned with health as they are, a doctor/nurse fantasy is the max for this serviceable sign!
Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac, is
symbolized by the Virgin Maiden holding a staff of wheat. Contrary to
the romantic image this might conjure in your mind, she's not holding
the wheat as a peace offering, nor as a gesture of commitment to some
altruistic cause. Virgos are not given to such impracticality. Their
feet planted firmly on the ground, they are more concerned with the
pragmatic aspects of living than with idealistic flights of fancy. In
the hand of the virgin, the staff of grain is more apt to represent
her childlike innocence, her purity of thought and purpose, and the
simplicity of her lifestyle. The order of the universe, even to its
tiniest wonder, is also represented in the stalk of grain, signifying
the Virgoan inclination to perfection and attention to detail. By
their symbol, you can infer the special identification these natives
have with the fields of life-giving grain. Just as gentle breezes
over golden grasses cause clusters of grain to sway to and fro, Virgo
natives sway with the breezes of expediency around them. The wheat
stalks are firmly rooted in the ground, however, signifying Virgos'
ties to practical reality. Just as the wheat is resigned to its
ultimate purpose as life-giving sustenance, Virgos dedicate
themselves in service to others as part of their spiritual transformation.
You'd probably not call Virgos self-sacrificing, but there is a
subconscious element of servitude in their personalities which never
fails to come through. You'll have no trouble recognizing it in
examples so obvious as maids, butlers, servants, or domestic help of
all types, as these occupations will have their share of
September-born, but check out the birthdays of the boss's secretary,
the plumber, the gardener, or the man who retiled your kitchen floor,
and you'll be surprised at how many of them are Virgos. These natives
will usually have some sort of practical or technical ability, and
they're not opposed to working up a little hard-earned sweat now and
then. With the more intellectual of this sign, you'll find
secretaries, clerks, accountants, art and literary critics,
efficiency experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, statisticians,
etc., all performing the many tasks or providing the services so
necessary in our daily lives. In many respects, those under Virgo
influence are the worker bees of society, relegated to the many areas
of specialization upon which rest all business and commerce.
Physically, Virgos may exemplify many of the qualities associated
with the symbol of their sign, the virgin maiden. Their features are
small, regular and refined, sometimes tending to a feminine delicacy.
The face is fastidious and intelligent with a pleasant accommodating
air, especially around the eyes. The expression is frank and simple
although there may sometimes be a look of nervous apprehension
typified in a furrowing of the brow, as if the native were
preoccupied in thought, or in mental review of a particular problem
or analysis. The forehead is usually high, the nose thin with
sometimes a tendency to flaring in the nostrils. The hair, whether
light or dark, often has a mixture of shade, giving the effects of
highlights or muddiness of tone, and characteristically may stand up
and away from the forehead. In all respects, the Virgo countenance is
one of fine distinction, combining the qualities of intellectualism,
refinement and an earthy simplicity. The frames of September-born
will range from small to medium, and there is a very regular
proportioning to the limbs and general body structure. There may be a
peculiarity to the walk, either a limp, a bounce, or a shuffling of
the feet. The whole general tendency of the native, in any case, is
toward reserve, refinement, and economy of movement.
It is a twist of irony that although a majority of Virgos happen to
end up in occupations of service, they are often accused of
selfishness. This is really quite unfair, for their seeming
self-centeredness is appearance only, attributed to them for their
somewhat reserved exterior. They'll be Johnny-on-the-spot when you
need help doing your taxes, filling out a job or a loan application,
getting your financial affairs in order, or solving a technical or
work-related problem. They'll work tirelessly expecting neither
compensation or praise, deriving satisfaction from the work itself
and from the knowledge that they've been able to help out. Virgos,
however, are not particularly giving of the heart. Owing to their
rulership by Mercury, these natives can be intellectual, quite
capable in aspects of mind, but sometimes lacking in matters of
emotion. To some of the more flamboyant signs, this can be
interpreted as coldness, but to those who can see beneath the Virgoan
image of self-reserve, there is to be found a purity and genuineness
of intention that is anything but unfeeling.
The Virgo native is sometimes his own undoing as far as other
people's opinions of him are concerned, for as much as his
intellectuality makes him capable of analysis, it also makes him apt
to criticize. He'll find it hard to admire your newly-painted
automobile and at the same time not point out a slight overlapping of
paint or some other minute defect in workmanship. His intentions are
the best; he genuinely wants to be helpful, but his timing or
approach is not always appropriate to the situation, and he may
naturally engender resentment from others. September-born might do
better giving the result of all their analysis without further
comment, but they find it hard to accept imperfection in the world
and are constantly trying to right incongruities wherever they find
them. Nothing escapes their perfectionist's eye. September-born will
notice the tiniest water spots on your crystal glasses or that ugly
coffee stain on your living room sofa, and then think nothing of
casually mentioning it during the course of a conversation. When
they're finished scrutinizing your belongings, they'll scrutinize
you! Be sure your make-up is applied just right, or that you use your
best dandruff shampoo if you wish to avoid your Virgo friend's
condescending glances. In rooting out imperfection, these natives
leave no stone unturned.
These perfectionists of the zodiac aren't above self criticism
either. They'll always be meticulously dressed and groomed, and will
exercise at least a modicum of restraint in almost every aspect of
their behavior. If they happen to fall prey to a social or hygienic faux
pas, they are all too painfully aware of it and will correct the
oversight immediately. They won't need you pointing it out to them as
they themselves might point out your faults. They are just as
critical of themselves as they are of others, and perhaps even less
forgiving. They are rarely liable to breeches of social etiquette; in
many respects Virgos are the epitome of social grace and propriety.
They have their mode of behavior almost down to a script, knowing
just what to say at a particular moment or for any given set of
circumstances. Their words are not usually spontaneous, but the
result of careful thought and hours of mental practice in the correct
ways of handling any given situation. Their mental preparedness may
actually be a cover-up for shyness and their own inner fear of
criticism, which is why so many of these natives can lack
spontaneity. In fact, it may be said that the Virgo native has so
adept a critical faculty only because he is critical of himself
first. His criticism of things and people around him is testimony to
his own deep-seated fears.
For all his mental prowess, the Virgo is still a child at heart. His
vision of the world retains the crystal clarity of youth before it
has become clouded by emotional storms. The Virgo native somehow
seems to stay above the emotional complications of life's experiences
by intellectually analyzing all that he sees around him, placing
everything in neat little categories. Seeing things as they really
are, he thus foregoes the need to view his experience through
rose-colored glasses. This is quite admirable, but in practice it can
sometimes lead to awkwardness in social situations. After hearing
that you'd recently broken off a long-term relationship, your Virgo
friend will think nothing of telling you there's more than one fish
in the sea. A friend of mine who had lost a pet parakeet of eight
years recently had a Virgo friend comment to her, "Why be so
upset? You can always go out and buy a new one. " Their analyses
may be correct enough; they'll look at the facts as they see them,
but Virgos' terse appraisals can sometimes lack regard for your feelings.
Just as they are fastidious in their personal appearance, Virgos will
be painfully meticulous in the appearance and management of their
households. The Virgoan home will be the model of cleanliness and
efficiency right down to the set of matching towels hanging perfectly
neat and clean in the bathroom and the pen and notebook holder
sitting handily by the telephone. You won't find dirt in the corners,
under the carpets or even behind the refrigerator, nor will you find
'dust bunnies' on top of the china cabinet or under the beds. When
Virgos clean, they'll start with the closets first and work their way
to the center of a room instead of the other way around. They have a
positive aversion to dirt, and if they're not taking their usual two
or three showers a day, they'll be cleaning out the kitchen cupboards
or tidying up the attic. Every once in a while you'll find one or two September-born
who will have a streak of sloppiness, but check out their dresser
drawers or silverware trove, and you'll find the socks and
undergarments in perfectly ordered arrangement and the tableware
polished in neat little stacks. Not only will their homes look like
something out of Better Homes and Gardens, they'll be run with
almost military efficiency. A list of 'things to buy' will grace
every Virgo's kitchen wall, and meals will be served at regular times
each day. When a Virgo invites you over for dinner at seven, he means
seven and not five minutes after, or he'll start without you. Show up
too late, and you might be just in time for dessert and coffee. Time
is important to these individuals, and all their activities, not the
least of which is their cleaning assignments, will conform to a very
definite time schedule.
Virgos rarely suffer from ill-health and deservedly so, for they are
extremely health conscious. They put so much time and effort into the
pursuit of health, in fact, it is not surprising that many of them
live to a ripe old age. Health food stores, health spas, and the
health section of your local library or book store are favorite
haunts of September-born, not to mention the chiropractor's or
doctor's office for their regular health maintenance. They'll be able
to relate in scientific detail all the latest theories regarding
health, nutrition and diet, and they'll probably have tried them all
out, too. They'll be perfectly willing to try out any new health
product or nutritional theory, provided it is based on sound
scientific evidence, of course. The Virgo native is too pragmatic to
follow vague or questionable techniques unless they proceed from
verifiable scientific premises. Their concern for health, however,
can sometimes go overboard. A goodly share of hypochondriacs are born
under this sign, and they'll have undying faith in modern medicine as
the answer to their many ills, real or imagined. A look into any
Virgo's medicine cabinet will verify this avidity. You'll find
palliatives for almost any ailment from acid indigestion to headaches
to ulcers. Commercials advertising different cold formulas for
different kinds of coughs are definitely geared to these natives; the
typical Virgo is likely to have a bottle of each, just in case.