Virgo is the sign of the zodiac for those born during 24 August - 23 September.
People born during this time are said to have been 'born under the [astrological] sign of Virgo' and are sometimes referred to as 'Virgoans', while many books and articles simply use phrases such as 'Virgo Man', 'Virgo Woman', 'Virgo Child', 'Virgo Lover' and so on.
Virgo is one of the three "Earth Signs", the other two being Capricorn and Taurus. It is represented by the image of a young woman, who may be referred to a 'maiden' in texts that use older styles of language. The simple black line symbol shown here is widely used to represent the astrological sign of Virgo.
Virgo characteristics are generally said to include:
Virgos are often driven to improve things, and many of them pursue service-focussed careers in areas such as health, teaching, industrial relations, environmental protection, social work, and similar fields. They may be especially responsive to the needs of others, and adaptable enough to work well with many different people and changing circumstances.
Virgos like to take an analytical approach to life. Communication is important to them and many Virgos are highly talkative. They also enjoy books, magazines, and writing. Virgos tend to be perfectionists and attempt to improve everything and everyone. Their analytical ability makes them excellent critics of the talent and performance of those more skilled than themselves.
Partly because of their health-conciousness, virgos often work to stay physically fit. They enjoy many sports but are not necessarily personally competitive. Instead they try to perfect their own skills.
Some people like to choose crystals and gemstones according to the astrological sign of the person they are for. For more about the gemstones for each sign, see Crystals & Gemstones for Signs of the Zodiac.