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19 Fun Facts About Virgo

Hey everybody, it’s Virgo season! Find out everything you need to know about this passionate yet practical star sign with these fun facts about Virgo!

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If you were born between August 23rd and September 22nd you belong to a special tribe in the Zodiac, the enigmatic Virgo! Not only are Virgos known for practicality and fastidiousness, they also have a wicked sense of humor and a spark for creativity.

With these fun facts about Virgo we’ll dive into some of the most intriguing questions about the virgin, from compatibility, to love languages, and pet peeves.

Then we’ll take a look up into the sky to discover the fascinating Virgo constellation that is the largest in the Zodiac. Won’t that be cool to point out to all your Virgo friends? 

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How much do you know about Virgo?

However, if you’re a Virgo yourself you may not have many Virgo pals, because Virgos often clash with one another.

Virgos love to help others, but they prefer their plan of action to be followed. You can see how this could get complicated with two Virgos trying to come to an agreement!

We’ll also highlight some famous Virgos and see what Virgo traits have made them so successful in their chosen careers.

Okay, let’s get into it and discover what makes Virgo one of the most interesting signs in the Zodiac!

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It’s time to learn all about Virgo!

19 Fun Facts About Virgo

1. What are the birthdates for Virgo?

While there’s some discrepancy on the exact range of birthdates for each Zodiac sign, it is typically believed that Virgo season falls between August 23rd and September 22nd.

People born early in this range may identify with the traits of Leo as well. While those born later in September may be influenced by Libra.

2. What are some of Virgo’s strengths?

Virgos are known to be helpful, practical and clear-headed. They are often called upon to make decisions or keep a project on track. 

This practicality can however, in some situations, lead to perfectionism, which can get in the way of Virgo’s progress.

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Virgos are known to be helpful, practical and clear-headed

3. Is Virgo an earth sign?

Yes, Virgo is an earth sign along with Taurus and Capricorn. Unsurprisingly, earth signs are the most grounded people on the planet and particularly value hard work, duty, and honesty.

Some downfalls of being an earth sign? For Virgo it’s the impulse to be judgemental. Sometimes Virgos just can’t help but roll their eyes!

4. Why you want to marry a Virgo

A virgo spouse has a heck of a lot to offer! For starters, Virgos are notoriously good with saving money and planning for the future. Virgos are also fiercely loyal.

Virgo are also the ultimate problem solvers. When things inevitably break down, a Virgo will show their love through acts of service.

5. What are some of Virgo’s worst traits?

Poor Virgo is often misunderstood by others. Since Virgos are practical and exacting, it can lead to interpersonal problems with others who see them as picky, suffocating, and even boring.

When a Virgo is acting uptight and hard to please, it’s tough to have fun around them.

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Virgo is represented by the virgin

6. Why is Virgo represented by the virgin?

In Latin, Virgo means virgin. The virgin has many connotations, and not all lead to being pure and virginal. 

In fact, the virgin represents harvest, childbirth, fruitful bounty, work, and purposeful intention. This reflects the traits of Virgo as one of the most dedicated and hard-working signs in the Zodiac.

7. Do Virgos have a sense of humor?

Yes! Virgos are often at the top of the list when it comes to the funniest Zodiac signs. Virgos are very observant and will often crack jokes showing off their dry humor and perception skills.

Famous Virgo funny people include Dave Chapelle (August 24th), John Mulaney (August 26th) and Leslie Jones (September 7th).

8. What planet rules Virgo?

The ruling planet of Virgo is Mercury. In astrology, Mercury is known to have two sides, a logical side and a practical side. This definitely makes sense with what we know about Virgo so far. The other sign that Mercury rules is Gemini.

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Virgos couple well with Capricorn and Pisces

9. Who are Virgos most compatible with?

For this Virgo fact we’re going to offer Virgo two paths to love.

First, find someone who shares your interests: Capricorn. A shared practical and focused nature leads to support for one another and mutual understanding.

Second, opposites attract: Pisces. Virgo provides the solid base for the relationship, while Pisces brings the emotional intelligence and big picture thinking.

10. Who are the enemies of Virgo?

If you read our fun facts about Aquarius you’ll know that Aquarians tend to be wishy-washy, spontaneous and have their head in the clouds. This could not be any more annoying for a practical Virgo. 

Virgo also doesn’t have time for Leo’s drama queen energy or Saggitarius’ unpredictability.

11. Virgo in Greek mythology

The parallel in Greek mythology to Virgo is the Greek goddess Demeter. Demeter was the goddess of harvest, marriage and fertility.

It was in the 1st century that Marcus Manilus assigned the Virgo constellation to Demeter in the landmark Latin poem Astronomica.

Demeter was the Greek goddess of harvest

12. Love in the wintertime

We’re not sure if you want to hear this, but if you were born a Virgo your parents were likely getting it on during the Christmas or New Year season. 

That’s right, count back nine months to find yourself in the dead of winter. Hey, those cold nights can be super romantic!

13. Are Virgos known to be healthy?

Since Virgos are known to be analytical and organized they often give great care to their health, fitness, and mentality. 

However, this analytical side can lead to overthinking and anxiety for Virgo. Embracing nature and meditation are encouraged to keep Virgo healthy and balanced.

14. Where is Virgo in the sky?

This is one of the Virgo facts for all you aspiring astronomers out there! Get out your telescope and remember these coordinates.

Virgo can be seen at 13 hours right ascension with a declination of 0 degrees. It is visible between latitude +80° and -80°. The best time of year to observe Virgo in the northern hemisphere is May. 

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This is the star constellation of virgo

15. More constellation of Virgo facts

Virgo is the largest constellation in the Zodiac. While most of the stars that make up Virgo are faint, the brightest is Spica (also known as Alpha Virginis) which is the 16th brightest star in the sky.

16. Famous August Virgos 

Hard work, perfectionism and dedication were essential for these August Virgos to shine in their chosen careers.

King of Pop Michael Jackson (August 29th), Basketball great Kobe Bryant (August 23rd), Country music superstar Shania Twain (August 28th), and humanitarian Mother Teresa (August 26th) are all August Virgos.

17. Famous September Virgos

Looking to be a powerhouse star with stunning vocals? Well, if you’re a September Virgo the stars may just align for you!

Beyonce (September 4th), Pink (September 8th), Freddie Mercury (September 5th), Amy Winehouse (September 14th), and Jennifer Hudson (September 12th) are all September Virgos.

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Beyonce is one of the most famous Virgos

18. How are Virgos in the bedroom?

As their name suggests, Virgos can be quite modest and shy in the bedroom. But while it may take some time for a Virgo to let their guard down, they are very loyal and focused once their prickly outer shell is broken.

19. Quick Virgo facts

Virgo is the sign in the sixth house of the Zodiac. The sixth house is known for focusing on habits, career and helping others. The opposite sign of Virgo is Pisces

Virgos like gifts that relate to health and work – things like a habit tracking journal or a beautiful yoga mat make a perfect present for the Virgo in your life.

Who wants more fun facts?

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If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite fact books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Interesting Facts for Curious Minds
  2. 1,144 Random, Interesting & Fun Facts You Need To Know
  3. The Intriguingly Interesting Book of 555 Fascinating Facts

We really hope you enjoyed all our fun facts about Virgo! Did you learn something new? 

If there’s any we missed, you can let us know in the comments below and we’ll add them to this article! 

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