Virgo Zodiac Traits and Compatibility
November 29, 2023 10 min read

Virgo Zodiac Traits and Compatibility

By Lady Saoirse

Discover the Virgo dates, Virgo ruling planet, element, and how those contribute to their personality, and their dark traits. Find out which of the signs are the best matches for a Virgo and learn how to get your Virgo Horoscope today.

What is a Virgo?

What is a Virgo?

Virgos are born between August 23 and September 22. They are some of the hardest working people in the zodiac, and they try to go out of their way to make sure everybody else has the tools to succeed. They are teachers, overachievers, and highly analytical, but there is more to Virgos than just their admirable professionalism. They are loyal lovers who stay with the people they love for life, and they work just as hard to take care of people as they do their jobs. Their symbol is the Virgin because they abstain from whatever they find disagreeable and they save themselves for things and people they feel are worth their time. Join Spiritual Blossom for our intimate exploration of Virgos. Learn their ruling planet and element as well as their best and worst traits. Find out which signs are most compatible with Virgos and stick around until the end to find out how to get Virgo horoscopes.

Virgo Traits

Mercury is the Virgo ruling planet. Geminis are also ruled by Mercury, and it makes both signs action oriented people who seem to run circles around everybody else because they are always busy. They are more than just hyperactive people who can’t slow down. Mercury grants them powerful intellectual abilities and makes them gifted communicators. They are open and honest about their intentions, and you never have to wonder where you stand with a Virgo. Being ruled by Mercury also means that Virgos need a lot of intellectual stimulation, and if it is not presented to them, they manage to find it. They process huge amounts of information in short amounts of time, and they expect everybody else to keep up with them. They will try to mentor people, helping get them up to speed with things and they are highly organized, analytical, and they focus on the practical side of things.

Virgo is an Earth Sign. This makes them even more practical, reliable, and stable. Some people say this makes them boring because they do things the same way over and over, but they say they have found the best way to do things, and there is no reason to redo things just to be different when you have achieved perfection. Earth Signs are loyal and reliable, and you know what to expect from them. They are honest communicators, and they won’t spend time on things they think are not worth it. They take a lot of time to get to know people before they commit to relationships, and they stay in relationships long term. They rub some people the wrong way because they are set in their ways and won’t change unless they really want to, which isn’t very often. They believe there is a right way to do things and they won’t compromise and do the wrong thing just to please people.

Virgo Traits Female

Virgo Traits Female

Female Virgos might not be terribly different from male Virgos, but the traditional female attributes of being nurturing, compassionate, and tenderhearted can be more noticeable in female Virgos. Their emotional delicacy may also be more noticeable. This means that even though Virgos can be very critical, and create the appearance of being no nonsense, they feel things deeply and can also be hurt easily. Virgo females love as deeply as any other sign, they are just very particular about who they dedicate themselves to. They are meticulous about hygiene and try not to have anything or anybody in their lives that repel their need for cleanliness or organization. The virginal side of Virgos may be more noticeable with Virgo females, but once they are sure they want to enjoy an experience or relationship, they give themselves over wholeheartedly.

Virgo Traits Male

Virgo Traits Male

Just as meticulous and sensitive as female Virgos, male Virgos possess the traditional masculine attributes of seeking success, taking charge, and being assertive. Virgo females can be assertive, they just might not be as upfront about it. A male Virgo won’t look for a fight, but they might not sugarcoat their criticism as much as a Virgo female will. All Virgos are perfectionists, seeking to make a better world, but they are busy perfecting themselves as well. They are very vocal about what they feel other people can improve upon and they have high expectations that other people take note of their suggestions. They are highly protective, and everything they do is to preserve the beautiful family and work environment they have carefully built for themselves. They take a lot of people under their wing, though, seeking to take their loved ones with them on their adventures to success.

Virgo Bad Traits

Virgo Bad Traits

It might sound like Virgos are Knights in Shining Armor, or Queens of love, dedicated to creating the perfect world one situation at a time. In their minds, they are. They are just as imperfect as everybody else, and while they are acutely aware of this, they usually won’t admit it. Their positive trait of being analytical can descend into nitpicking, and they can be so overly critical, they can’t be appeased. They have a lot to be proud of, but they can become conceited, thinking nobody can do anything right but them, and they can nag people who they are in charge of until said people quit. They sometimes forget, when celebrating their successes, all the people who worked with them to make things great, and if one thing goes wrong, they will try to blame somebody else. They become incensed if they don’t get blind obedience, and they don’t mind humiliating people by broadcasting what they think they did wrong.

A Virgo will strive to be the boss, and a Virgo struggling with their dark side will unfairly terminate employees just because they feel like it. They will overwork themselves to the point of forgetting they have a life outside of work, and they sometimes expect everybody else to do exactly the same thing. They can be so critical of people, overfocusing on tiny imperfections, they isolate themselves, and stay single when they could have true love. They can obsess over tiny details, and they can make the mistake of becoming hypochondriacs because they worry too much about their health. They would be better off getting a good work life balance than over focusing on vitamins and their BMI. Virgos have to be very careful not to become negative, snippy people who are too focused on finding problems they want to put themselves in charge of, or they will miss out on having a happy life.

Who Makes a Virgo Best Match?

Who Makes a Virgo Best Match?

Don’t let Virgo’s imperfections fool you. A Virgo man in love will be one of the most devoted lovers you will ever have. Some people would say only other Virgos and fellow earth Signs Taurus and Capricorn can be in successful relationships with them, but other people say that Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are the most compatible with Virgos. It is believed by some people that Air Signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius don’t mix well with Virgos and that Fire Signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are better off staying away from Virgos. The truth is, while some signs might naturally harmonize better with others, Virgos can work out problems with anybody who is willing to.


Aries man and Virgo woman compatibility is about as good as Virgo woman and Aries man compatibility. It’s not the most natural match for them. Both signs have take charge personalities but Aries people have the tendency to get new ideas off the ground, and abandon projects if they get bored with them. Virgos want to come in and tell Aries what to do to get things taken care of, but Aries people don’t follow orders blindly. If Virgo can step aside and not try to be the boss, they can harmonize well with Aries.


Both of these signs take a long time getting to know people before they commit and once they do, they are in love for life. They are both careful and deliberate decision makers and they both focus on their own goals. Tauruses are very nurturing and Virgos appreciate having a mate that watches out for them. Taurus people and their Virgos can be the ultimate love match. To read what Tarot cards say about love, see here:Minor Arcana Cards for Love (


Although Mercury rules both of these signs, they can drive each other crazy. Geminis have as much energy and the need for stimulation as Virgos, but Virgos are irritated by Gemini’s need for variety. They will baffle Virgos how the flit effortlessly from one thing to another, and Virgos need to focus on one thing at a time. If these two hit it off early on in the relationship, they can acclimate to one another’s differences and work things out.


Virgo man and Cancer woman compatibility is very high. Virgos are the protectors and Cancers are the nurturers. This works out very well when a Virgo man, Cancer woman couple need each other. Cancers need a lot of reassurance and Virgos need to be reminded to stop, rest, and enjoy life. They balance one another well and this is one of the best matches for them both.


Virgos want to be in charge, making all the decisions, and Leos won’t be ruled over. Leos are natural born leaders, and people are immediately charmed by their way of leading, while Virgos prefer to lead by giving orders. Leo’s ability to effortlessly get people to do what they want confuses Virgos. Leos, however, appreciate a lover who is loyal, and Virgos are one of the most loyal once they fall in love. These two can work things out if they collaborate and focus on the relationship instead of who is in charge.


Two Virgos together are either a perfect couple, or they fight for dominance. The way to work through this issue is to be democratic, and work as a team. Together they will be unstoppable.


Libras might come across as being able to harmonize with everybody, but Virgo’s bossiness and criticisms turn them off. If the Virgo admires the Libra, these two can be together forever but this particular combination does not always work out. It can end in fighting and hard feelings, but sometimes they fall in love.


Virgo man Scorpio woman compatibility is refreshingly good. Both of these signs are very private about their personal lives and they both appreciate a partner who can reciprocate. They both love to have a passionate sexual partner, and they both want a partner they can respect. Since they are both this way, they tick all the boxes for each other and can be together forever. To read more Scorpio love matches, see here: The Best Love Matches for Scorpio


Sagittarians have a lot of friends, go a lot of places, and have a lot of fun. Virgos think Sagittarians should calm down and get serious about life. Sagittarians think this is boring, that Virgos comments are rude, and that Virgos should get a life outside of their work. It is rare, but not impossible for these two to work things out, and especially fun loving Virgos can settle into an exciting life with a Sagittarian.


Virgo and Capricorn compatibility is very good. Both signs plan for the future, put responsibilities first, and make careful decisions. They are both focused on security and they protect themselves, their assets, and the people who they love. They harmonize so well, when they have disagreements, they work it out logically, and they are the perfect team.


Aquarians are unique people who are not always predictable, and this can drive a Virgo nuts. Aquarians also don’t accept nitpicking, although they do appreciate constructive criticism. As long as Virgos can be polite in their feedback and accept their Aquarian’s need to be themselves, these two can be a great couple.


Pisces people are highly adaptable and will be flexible for the people who they love. Virgos appreciate being accommodated. However, whether these two can have a long-term relationship will depend on just how gentle Virgos are in their communications with their Pisces. Pisces have delicate feelings and won’t stick around if their Virgo is harsh and overly critical. If the Virgo can be kind with their words, this can be a match made in heaven.

Virgos will drive themselves to be their best, and they might make you pull your hair out while they offer unsolicited advice, but their heart is in the right place. They really want to make the world a better place, and they start by making themselves the best they can be. Virgo lovers won’t embarrass you with sappy public displays of affection but that doesn’t mean they are not devoted. The are acutely aware of everybody’s bad habits, including their own, and they bend over backwards to improve. If a Virgo chooses you as a partner, they are yours for life. Lucky you!

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About the Author: LadySaoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.