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6 Strange Myths & Facts About The Virgo Zodiac Sign You Should Know (Even If You Don't Believe In Astrology)

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Strange Myths & Facts About The Virgo Zodiac Sign You Should Know (Even If You Don't Believe In Astrology)
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Zodiac, Self

A unique look at the truth behind the demure angel herself.

The astrology symbol for Virgo is the angel or virgin. In Greek mythology, she was depicted as Dike, the goddess of justice, daughter of Zeus, and lived during the Golden Age of mankind when there was peace and happiness, and men did not grow old.


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Due to her overbearing Father's rule and low opinion of humans (he saw mortals as animals), he shortened the springtime and introduced the cycle of the seasons. According to the myth about Virgo and that time period, men became quarrelsome and began neglecting the Gods. Virgo did her best to speak sternly to humans and warn them to not sin, but nevertheless, war and suffering broke out among the people.

Virgo, no longer being able to handle the corruption, escaped to the heavens where she remained next to the constellation of the scales of Justice- the symbol of Libra. She still watches from the sky, still hoping that she can someday return to earth.

The qualities representative of a Virgo are aloofness, purity, self-improvement, modesty, logic, intellect, service and quiet strength. 


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Anyone born around from August 23 to September 22 is a Virgo, according to the zodiac and horoscope dated calendar. Whether or not you believe in Astrology or not, zodiac signs can be seen as archetypes of humanity that can help one better understand themselves, the people around them and can help you learn how to best care for yourself/relate to others. While learning about your sign, if you relate to it, can help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses in aims to improve your life. 

Famous Virgos include Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Dr. Phil, Amy Winehouse, and Greta Garbo. Gretta Garbo, the acclaimed movie star from the 1920's, was known for her veiled sensuality and strong independent spirit.

One should take caution, however, when judging a Virgo at face value. There is a lot of depth to the Virgo that may not always be seen at first glance and there are a LOT of over generalities and misconceptions about their character. Here are the most common myths and facts about Virgo, the angel of the zodiac in astrology.


1. MYTH: A Virgo is hyper-critical and judgemental.

Virgos are great analytical thinkers but they are prone to over worry and perfectionism. Due to their great eye for detail, they often able to notice issues that other people may have let go unnoticed. This also, however, may make them come off as critical or judgemental sometimes. Keep in mind that the Virgo is just a perfectionist. They are likely not judging you since they spend most of their energy being their own harshest judge. They just might have different standards than you. 


2. FACT: A Virgo is a great friend to have.

Got an issue that you need advice on? Bring it to a Virgo. They will be very sympathetic. Their ability to analyze complex and delicate situations to come up with the perfect solution makes them excellent friends to have. Virgos thrive in situations in which they can be of service and put their conscientiousness to work. They love to help others and continuously striving to support lofty humanitarian ideals. 


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3. MYTH: A Virgo is uptight and prudish.

It is true that the Virgo is represented by the angel or "the virgin." Underlying their apparent modesty, however, is an undercurrent of constant self-doubt and self-esteem issues. This tends to make them act shy and aloof, and find difficulty in open up to others while attempting to appear on the unconcerned on the outside. Just as they are conscientious in their work, they will often also view themselves as "unfinished project" always aiming to get closer to perfecting themselves. This can make them appear cold and hard to reach for people who don't know them well.


4. FACT: A Virgo is a great lover.

It is important to remember that just because they act coy, does not mean there is a lockbox of sensuality just waiting to burst open. Many individuals will be drawn to a Virgo for her coy nature. There is something seductive about their innocence. A Virgo takes her time and may appear coldly calculating simply because she is cautious in love. Secretly, a Virgo desires to be led astray. She desires to be excited and to be taken on a passion-filled adventure with someone she trusts.  Just don't expect her to be really into PDA, and never harshly criticize her (she will never forgive you!) 


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5. MYTH: A Virgo is only happy when busy.

For the Virgo, the phrase "Change is as good as rest” is quite appropriate. A Virgo is known for keeping busy, especially when they are stressed. Even most mundane tasks provide a sense of accomplishment and peace that relieve the anxiety that Virgos are prone to. For example, if a Virgo is feeling stressed, she may start organizing things. However, just as a car cannot run on an empty gas tank, it is not healthy for anyone to keep busy constantly. Eventually, the nervous energy that underlies her perfectionism will wear the Virgo down if she does not build in time to relax into her busy schedule. 


6. FACT: A Virgo is sharp minded.

Their penchant for organization and their eye for detail make them highly valued and dedicated workers, especially in the service industries. A Virgo is able to handle even the most complicated of projects. Delicate tasks that require a high level of concentration will be natural and easy for a Virgo. Her keen mind will ensure that operations run smoothly, and any problems that arise will be remedied quickly under the insightful Virgonian eye. 


Brianna Androff is a journalist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has a special interest in science writing, particularly within the field of Psychology. When not busy with work or research, she can be found in the garden with her two cats, attending concerts, or traveling.