Born between August 23rd and September 22nd, Virgos are known for their careful and organized approach to life. For example, they probably aren’t going to join you and your friends on the next skydiving adventure, but they may help you plan out the trip right down to the smallest detail. Their loyal and practical nature makes them excellent friends, especially for the more airy or flighty Zodiac signs, who may need someone around to help keep them grounded. You never need to worry about having your dreams belittled, however. The Virgo in your life wants you to succeed; they may just prefer that you take a more practical approach.
While they do have a bad reputation for being overly critical and all about business, people who have Virgos in their lives know that there is much more to this Earth sign than what meets the eye. Concern for loved ones and a preference for reason over emotion can sometimes make well-intended comments appear more critical than they actually are. Trying to understand the meaning behind the message, rather than its delivery, can help you see the best in your Virgo friends.
With kindness, attentiveness, and honesty being among their strongest qualities, there is no doubt that Virgos are the best. Other signs do have certain strengths, but this particular combination makes Virgo a perfect friend, lover, and partner in just about every area of their life. These aspects also open up the door to a wide variety of career options, including journalism, teaching, and caregiving. Here are 10 reasons why Virgo is the best Zodiac sign.
10They Are Careful
Virgos never make a move without having first carefully weighed out the pros and cons. No decision, no matter how minor or inconsequential it seems, is made without first thinking it through. This is especially true when the decision may impact others in the Virgo’s life. For example, when tasked with setting a menu for a dinner party, you can count on your Virgo friend to first survey the group for food allergies, sensitivities, and preferences before making any decisions.
Their analytical nature can sometimes make them a bit frustrating to deal with, especially if you need a decision made quickly. Be patient with your Virgo friend, though. They are probably just trying to find the kindest solution that is best for everyone in your group. The care they take with the feelings of others is one of the biggest reasons why Virgos make such excellent friends.
Virgos are also careful with their own hearts, which may make them appear closed off to some. If this is the case, continue reaching out to your Virgo friend. There is a good chance that they simply do not know you well enough to feel comfortable being open. With time, this may change.
Don’t let your careful nature alienate you from your friends. Instead, work on ways to make decisions and provide your opinion while still retaining your kind-hearted nature. For example, instead of telling a friend that they do not look good in a particular outfit, tell them that that outfit doesn’t flatter them the way it should. Small changes in a language like this emphasize your kindness and allow you to provide an honest opinion.
9Virgos Are Goal-Setters and Achievers
For all their caution, once a Virgo decides on a course of action, there is no stopping them. They are careful goal setters, who take the time to sit down and think about what they want and precisely how they can achieve that goal. Virgos never set goals that aren’t practical or realistic, so even if their dream seems lofty, there is a good chance they are already taking steps to make it happen. Determination and discipline are other qualities that work to a Virgo’s favor, driving them to persevere even when setbacks occur.
Having a Virgo as a friend can be very motivating. Just let them know what your goals are and watch them come up with a way you can succeed. That is, of course, if your goals are achievable. Otherwise, you should probably prepare for some criticism. While their words may be harsh, the intent is definitely not. Ask a few clarifying questions, and you may see that your Virgo pal is just trying to help you set a more realistic goal for yourself. Since their analytical minds are capable of calculating the pros and cons behind almost any decision, they are the perfect people to consult when you are faced with a difficult choice.
If you are a Virgo, there is a good chance that you have been seen as an over-achiever your whole life as well as someone who overcomes obstacles with ease. However, there are going to be challenges that you encounter that you cannot work through on your own. Remember that for all your accomplishments and achievements, there is no shame in asking others for help.
8Virgos Are Organized
As an Earth sign, Virgos thrive on order. Just take one look at your Virgo pal’s day planner, and you can clearly see just how well organized this Zodiac sign happens to be. There is a good chance that everything from business meetings to daily chores is going to be included. In many cases, they may even use color-coding to help quickly identify where they need to be and when.
This organization doesn’t just stop at their schedules. Virgos also hate dirt. They cannot function in a home or office that is cluttered or dirty. For them to focus on the task at hand, objects need to be put away, and all surfaces must be spotless. If there is a clean freak in your life, there is a good chance they are a Virgo. People born under disorganized star signs, like Geminis, can benefit dramatically from having Virgos in their lives. Don’t ask your friend to come over and clean for you (though they may contemplate doing so when asked). Instead, ask them to help you create a cleaning schedule or help you learn how to manage your time better. While Virgos hate the spotlight, they never mind using their skills to help out a friend, especially if it’s on a one-on-one basis.
Virgos may be tempted to take this need for organization too far. If you find that you cannot function without each moment of your day is planned or if you spend more time than you are comfortable with cleaning your environment, try to slow things down. For example, go on a spur of the moment run or wait until the weekend to tackle the tub.
7They Are Perfectionists
There is a reason Virgos find the need to schedule each moment of their lives with care – it is because they are perfectionists. In the mind of a Virgo, there is no room or justification for errors. Showing up five minutes late is just as bad as never arriving at all, and turning in a paper with one grammatical error may as well be the same as failing the entire assignment. While this may seem like a stressful, negative quality, when looked at with the right lens, it is one of the biggest reasons why Virgos are the best.
A Virgo is never going to take on a task they cannot complete well. Nor are they going to be satisfied with a job only half done. This makes them excellent employees and business partners. When combined with their analytical minds, a perfectionist nature means that any work a Virgo hand in is going to be flawless. With Mercury as the ruling planet, Virgos are also adept communicators. This means that if you have a paper you need proofread or require assistance with a report, your Virgo pal should be your first call. They are never going to let you hand in something that is anything less than amazing.
Of course, this can be taken too far. If you are a Virgo who constantly feels stressed out or inadequate, consider reaching out for some extra help. You can easily use your perfectionism to your advantage but only if you don’t let it consume you. Remember that you are a work in progress. You cannot improve as a person if you don’t make a few mistakes along the way!
6Virgos Are Kind
For all their flaws, Virgos are really down-to-earth, kind-hearted people. Even though they may appear cold and closed off, Virgos care more than almost any other star sign. They have a deep sense of humility that overpowers their sense of reason, which is why they have such big hearts but sometimes lacks the ability to open up. However, when a Virgo says they care about you, they deeply and truly do.
The love of a Virgo is one that is pure and unselfish. They love unconditionally and without any personal motivation. This love extends to friends and family members as well as their romantic partners. When this quality is combined with their caring nature, you get a Virgo who is always going to consider your feelings and do whatever is best for you and the relationship. While they can be judgmental, their harshest words are reserved for themselves, not for their loved ones.
Even when a Virgo doesn’t like a person or is at odds with someone in their lives, they could never be cruel. They may have no qualms in telling you how they feel about your choices or actions, but they never demean or belittle someone based on who they are or factors they cannot change. The only exception is when someone insults their friends or stands in the way of their goals. In cases like that, all bets are off. Virgos are protective and driven and are known to do whatever it takes to ensure they and their loved ones succeed.
5You Can Count on a Virgo
Unlike some of the flakier signs of the Zodiac (we are looking at you, Aries), you count on the Virgos in your life to always follow through. When a Virgo gives you their word, it is as good as gold. That friend you have who shows up for work even though they are sicker than a dog? They’re probably a Virgo. The person in your group who never misses a birthday or celebration, no matter what else is going on in their lives? Definitely a Virgo. If they say they are going to be somewhere or do something, you can count on them to make it happen, no matter what.
Are you looking for someone to babysit your kids or watch your dog while you go away for the weekend? Call your Virgo buddy first. Not only are they incredibly reliable, so you know they are going to follow through on any commitment they make, Virgos are also very responsible. This means that if something unexpected comes up while they are in charge, you can trust people born under this sign to make the mature choice.
There is a downside to this reliability, unfortunately. Unscrupulous people often take advantage of the fact that their Virgo friends are so reliable. This can lead to unreasonable requests, putting a strain on your relationship. Virgos should set and communicate clear boundaries and limits to what they can do for their friends without sacrificing their own mental health. Friends of Virgos should watch the nature of their own requests and should speak up if they see their friend being taken advantage of by others.
4Virgos Are Attentive
Another huge strength Virgos have is their attentiveness. Their focus on the details is unmatched by any other Zodiac sign. This strength helps them in their decision-making process, as no detail is ever overlooked when weighing out the greater impact. It also makes them excellent friends. If you have just changed your hair, gotten a new sweater, or even just switched out the stones in your earrings, your Virgo pal is going to notice. Their innate sense of kindness and direct nature may also lead to compliments on these changes.
This attention to detail also makes Virgos excellent employees in almost any job setting. Since they are also fantastic communicators, careers in the arts or content creation are ideal. Those who are less imaginative and more inquisitive also do well in investigative roles, like those held by detectives and journalists. Caregivers can also benefit from this heightened attentiveness, as it helps them connect with their charges on a more personal level.
In some cases, attention to detail can go too far; especially when this trait is paired with an overactive sense of perfectionism. The expression, “can’t see the forest for the trees” can be painfully true for many Virgos. If you notice that you often lose sight of the big picture because you are overly focused on the small details, try to start taking a step back every now and then. Sometimes looking at your project or situation from a wider angle can help you get back on track.
3They Are Practical Realists
Virgos are realists, with no time for conspiracy theories, junk science, or anything that lacks concrete evidence. They focus more on the truth of a situation instead of how it makes them feel, which makes Virgos excellent debaters and investigators. While they are no more intelligent than any other sign in the Zodiac, they do care more about fact-finding than anything else. This drives them to do independent research corroborating (or refuting) what they are told; an excellent skill to have in the day and age of “fake news” and doctored images. Along the same lines, Virgos have no patience for gossip or petty disputes, preferring to base their opinions on observed facts.
At work, Virgos make excellent managers. Since they are realists, they know never to ask something from their staff members that cannot be provided. For example, your Virgo manager is never going to ask you to complete a task that takes five hours and is beyond your skill level when you only have two hours left in your shift.
If you have a Virgo friend, this sense of realism is the perfect way to offset your own idealistic or pessimistic approach to life. When you suspect that a job offer or other deal is too good to be true, your Virgo friend may be able to give you the insight you need to stay grounded. Those who tend only to see the negatives can get a more balanced approach to life by talking through any worries or fears with their Virgo buddy.
2Virgos Are Humble
With all of these amazing traits, you might expect the Virgos you know to be arrogant or full of themselves. After all, being attentive, driven, and reliable are not qualities that everyone possesses. It is hard to blame a person for boasting about having these kinds of strengths. However, a Virgo never boasts. In fact, they can sometimes be so low-key about their own accomplishments that others may not even know. Being in the spotlight just isn’t their thing, which can make accepting compliments that much harder.
This humble nature is a double-edged sword. While it does contribute to their down-to-earth and kind approach to life, sometimes it means that they don’t acknowledge their own successes. For example, Virgos often downplay their own contributions to projects, preferring to shine the light on another team member instead. While this is fantastic every once in a while, constantly avoiding recognition for your successes can make it hard to get ahead.
If you have a Virgo in your life, make sure that you spend some time celebrating their achievements, even when they may not seem keen to do so themselves. Obviously, you should avoid embarrassing them by throwing a major party, but an email or card offering your congratulations and expressing your faith in their skills can go a long way to boosting their self-esteem and helping them learn how to take pride in their own work.
1Virgos Love Animals (and the Feeling is Mutual)
As one of the Earth signs, Virgos feel a deep connection with nature. They are often passionate environmentalists and may even live vegetarian or vegan lifestyles out of respect for all of nature’s creatures. Virgos are typically pet owners, happiest when one or two animals are around them. In fact, the Virgo in your life probably has a “cat mom” or “dog dad” bumper sticker and may prefer being alone with their pets to spending time with most people. Those who are friends with Virgos are often kept waiting because a cat was in distress or the dog seemed anxious about spending time alone.
The love Virgos have for animals is definitely returned. If you have a friend that your normally temperamental cat instantly warms up to, they are probably a Virgo. People born under this sign are naturally good with almost every creature, including household pets and farm animals. Simply being around a Virgo is enough to set even the most anxious critters at ease. They say that animals are great judges of character, so it makes sense that they are attracted to the kind and compassionate Virgo over other Zodiac signs.
If you are a Virgo and can’t adopt a pet, consider volunteering at an animal shelter. Organizations like these are always looking for dog walkers, cat huggers, and other people who can help take care of pets waiting for their forever homes. This is a great way to make the most out of your connection with animals, without upsetting your roommates or being forced to move.
When it comes to ranking the signs of the Zodiac, Virgo has all the others beat without question. Your Virgo friend is probably the most reliable person in your life, always eager to help however they can. Virgos are kind and careful with the feelings of others; even when it comes to people they don’t really like. People born under this star sign may be brutally honest and can tear down an idea or opinion in a matter of seconds if it isn’t backed up by facts, but they are never going to tear someone down for who they are or something they cannot change. For example, a Virgo may criticize your political opinions, but never the color of your skin. Above all else, Virgos are kind, humble people who are deeply loyal to their friends, family members, and ideals.
The drive, ambition, and ability to criticize that characterize a Virgo can get annoying, but they don’t have to be your defining qualities. If you are a Virgo, learn how to use those perceived drawbacks to your advantage. Be ambitious, but make sure you leave yourself time to play and socialize with friends. Hold on to your critical nature, but learn how to deliver it constructively. Those who are friends with Virgos should remember that the same facts that make Virgos difficult also make them the wonderful and unique people they are. Learning more about what why they are the best is a great way to figure out how to connect with the Virgos in your life.