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Virgo Women: Personality Traits and Characteristics

Virgo holds herself to a high — and sometimes impossible — standard.


Whether you’re figuring out the best way to ask for a job promotion or hoping to find a romantic partner whose traits best match your own, your astrological chart and horoscope is a useful and versatile tool. Astrology can be used to better understand our instincts, the way we respond to events and communication styles, and our place in the broader universe. Civilization has, after all, turned to the stars for answers since the beginning of time. What does it mean to be a Libra? An Aquarius? How about a Virgo? Today, we’ll take a closer look at the latter, dissecting the traits and characteristics that are most commonly associated with the sign. Are you interested in a Virgo woman, or are one yourself? You’ve come to the right place.

Virgo Women: A Closer Look (August 23 to September 22)

Sun signs are not one-size-fits-all descriptors, especially since there are many different factors and features that go into determining your personality and how you embody your placement in the zodiac calendar. To start, you always want to look at your full chart, which includes your sun sign, but also your moon and rising signs. You also want to explore the impact of your sign’s element, modality, and ruling planet.

Virgo, for instance, is an earth sign, along with Taurus and Capricorn. Earth signs get their name for their innate groundedness, stability, and ability to get stuff done. That said, Virgo also has a mutable modality along with Sagittarius, Pisces, and Gemini, since it’s a sign found at the end of the season. Mutable signs are comfortable in periods of change and known for their flexibility and adaptability, which means this earth sign knows how to go with the flow.

Modality isn’t the only thing Virgo shares with Gemini. These signs both fall under the ruling planet of Mercury, the planet associated with communication. Geminis are known for their innate ability to communicate outward and to engage in social situations with ease. Virgos, on the other hand, use the communication and understanding associated with Mercury to better explore and make sense of their own inner lives. They take time to process information and to file it away for later use. These are a few of the features you’ll find in nearly all Virgo individuals — but what makes a Virgo lady really stand out? Keep reading to learn some of the more specific Virgo woman personality traits and characteristics. 

Hardworking and Ambitious

All earth signs crave stability, and they’re not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Virgo knows exactly what she’s capable of, and she will live up to her own expectations no matter what. Whatever task a Virgo sets her mind to completing, whether climbing the corporate ladder or hosting the perfect dinner party, she’s sure to succeed. After all, Virgo women are incredibly self-motivated. While they’re loyal friends and partners, they also don’t need outside validation to get the job done, unlike Leo. All Virgos need is a set of goals, and they’re well on our way. 


When it comes to Virgo women, there’s never a hair out of place or a comma where there should be a semicolon. This is the most detail-oriented of the signs, and she uses her organizational skills and focused work ethic to meet her goals. She’s different from the other earth signs, like Capricorn, who prefer a big-picture, long-term goal but can’t be bothered with the minutia. Virgo loves the challenge of looking at all of the pieces and seeing how they fit together, and they take a meticulous approach to life, love, and work. 


Virgo needs to watch for the flip side of all that detailed focus: This sign is known as a perfectionist. Women who fall under Virgo can sometimes become so enamored with the details of a project or a plan that they don’t see the forest for the trees. Virgo holds herself to a high — and sometimes impossible — standard, that can often get her bogged down in the details. It’s best for Virgo to find a way to balance their innate and remarkable eye for detail with a little grace for both themselves and others. As people, we all have flaws, and it’s useful for Virgo to remember that she doesn’t have to be a perfect person all the time. 


Virgo is an independent and intelligent woman. If you see a woman with an air of mystery and self-confidence about her, she might just be a Virgo. Much of that is due to the ruling planet of Mercury, which allows Virgo to look a little more deeply into her heart and soul to see what’s found there. She navigates the complexity of the human experience with relative ease, and she’s as at peace when she’s alone as she is when spending time with friends. 

Resourceful and Reliable

Even though Virgo women are comfortable with their own company, they do make remarkable friends. If you’re looking for a loved one to offer emotional guidance, a Pisces or other water sign might be the person for you. But if you have a sticky logistical or practical problem on your hands, there’s no one better than a Virgo. Virgo is the one you want to turn to when it comes to going over a cover letter or planning a girl’s trip. They’ll help you get the details just right, and be excited for the opportunity. Virgo is always there when you call.

Kind and Supportive

Virgo also offers emotional support and affection in her own way. A Virgo woman in love is caring and kind, but you’ll need to get to know her intimately to see that side. The true love of a Virgo comes across in the way they always pick up the call when you need it most; but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a Virgo to come out of her shell and have some fun, too.

Virgos are even quite sensitive under the surface. This sign is tuned into her emotions, even if she sometimes struggles to share them with others. When you take the time to get to know a Virgo, you’ll find a deeply connected and emotional woman waiting for you. However, friends and family members of Virgo should keep a close eye on her if she says she’s fine. More likely, she doesn’t want to burden others with her needs — but this perfectionist sign needs support and attention just like the rest of us. 

Methodical and Intentional

Everything a Virgo female does is done with a goal in mind. The Virgo girl calculates and considers before taking a step and may therefore find herself deep in the weeds of the details without moving forward. Of course, being intentional can be a good thing, and it means that Virgo knows how to protect herself and stand on her own two feet. But it can also mean she hesitates to let others in and will consider all available information and scenarios before committing to love or friendship. The last-minute decisions that Aries and Sagittarius are happy to make, for example, would drive Virgo up a wall. Finding a balance between self-protection and openness, however, will help a Virgo woman to make the connections that will last a lifetime.

Wrapping Up

Virgo women are remarkable and reliable people, and those born under this sign know how to make a life for themselves that is really worth living. They have an interesting cross-section of personality traits, including a deep capacity for love, an instinct for details, and a tendency towards perfectionism — but they also have a softer and more sensitive side that makes Virgo a great friend. Virgo is her best self when she is balancing both of her sides. Letting people in can be difficult for Virgo, but she’ll be the kindest friend you have once you get past the barriers.

It’s also important for Virgo to look outward and consider the world around her. Introspection and self-actualization are admirable qualities and can be essential for navigating life’s challenges, but they can lead to a little navel-gazing if Virgo isn’t careful. She’s at her best when she’s using her understanding of self to impact the world.

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