Virgo is one of the three Earth Signs and, like Taurus and Capricorn, this sign shares a love of all things dependable, conservative, and organized. They are the people of the Zodiac who love to compartmentalize life, and even if they're the biggest slobs in the world, they're likely to have their dreams and goals very mapped out in their minds. Just ask them, and you'll learn a great deal about this sign.
Since Virgo is ruled by Mercury, it has a deep-seated connection with the written and spoken word, as well as all forms of communication. Since they're natural and often very methodical editors, they can see to the heart of any confusion, and remove anything that's cluttering up an essay, speech, or presentation. Mercury also gives these natives a way with words, and many decide to become writers or journalists during this lifetime.
Virgo's symbol is the Virgin, which is often misunderstood. The Virgin experiences everything for the first time, and people born under Virgo are much this way. They use life as a way to discover and, though they may have a sense of innocence about them, people born under this sign use those discoveries to serve others. Many find their way to care-giving professions, like nursing.
Virgo is associated with the nervous system, and these natives should be careful to protect this area from harm or stress by eating a balanced diet, engaging in an exercise program, and getting enough sleep and water. For Virgos, regular checkups are just their way of ensuring they live long and fruitful lives.
Virgos can experience challenges when they worry too much, or become overly critical of the people around them. This sign is, perhaps unfairly, known for its nitpickiness, so it's important to cultivate tolerance and learn to ask for help.