WESTERN ZODIAC SIGN OF
VIRGO

The origins of the symbolism behind Virgo are largely misunderstood, which can add to some confusion for those looking for information on this sign. It is widely thought that the word “Virgo” means “virgin” and refers to a Virgo’s tendency to be clean, meticulous, reserved, cautious, and independent. Though Virgos are all of these things, there is much more to them than that. Virgo is symbolized by the ancient star goddess Astraea, who was indeed a confirmed virgin (or “maiden” as they were more politely called), but more importantly was one of the true caretakers of humanity. Virgos care for themselves and others through organized, rational thought and innovative thinking. They might be overly controlling or critical this way, but they are also among the very best people to help you get your life put together.

Those born as Virgos spend a good deal of time lost in their own thoughts. They are deeply analytical and like to reflect on the past to gain insight into the present. They sometimes spend too much time looking backward, though, and may miss out on opportunities which are right in front of their faces. As logical and observant as they are, Virgos must be careful not to confuse their perception of reality with reality itself. Sometimes while looking at the fine details they can miss the big picture, and it is important for Virgos to stay flexible and open minded, even after they have completed their analysis of a situation.





This sign doesn’t need to be as outwardly bold as some other signs do. They are social when they want to be, but rather than being a part of a big group, Virgos are more likely to spend quality one-on-one time with a friend or family member. They like to help others, especially with organization, and are always excited to make improvements in their lives and the lives of others. Virgos are resilient, willful, and independent. They learn best from direct experience, which means in order to grow they will have to go out into the world and learn from their own mistakes. Of course, nobody likes to make mistakes, but Virgos inherently understand that they in charge of their own journey and really only learn from their own observations and analyses. The inevitable need to get back up and try again after rough life lessons gives Virgo its reputation for being one to bounce back easily. 

There are 12 different Virgo signs in Primal Astrology, one for each sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Each of the 12 possible Virgo combinations is listed below. If you do not know your Western or Chinese Zodiac signs, you can use this chart to find your Primal Zodiac sign, which contains both.




Virgo born during the Year of the Dog...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Dog are represented in Primal Astrology by the Salamander. Salamanders are helpful, giving, faithful, and sincere. They have a harder time in social situations than other Virgos, and can be too sensitive for their own good. The Dog’s sweet but nervous energy make Salamanders edgy, but the Dog’s warmth and empathy inspires confidence in the self and in others. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Salamander by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Dragon...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Dragon are represented in Primal Astrology by the Polar Bear. The Dragon’s dynamic self confidence aids Virgo, but Dragons are also inflexible perfectionists, which only makes it harder for analytical Virgo to make decisions. While Virgo pulls inward, Dragon pulls outward towards other people, giving Polar Bears a chance at having it all. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Polar Bear by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Horse...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Horse are represented in Primal Astrology by the Giraffe. Giraffes are true individuals who can make great use of their creativity. The Horse keeps looking forward while Virgo looks back, keeping Giraffes open minded and independent. Horse can be a bit hot tempered, but that just might be what the sometimes cold and fussy Virgo needs. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Giraffe by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Monkey...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Monkey are represented in Primal Astrology by the Penguin. Penguins are more vivacious than most other Virgos, and also more curious. The Monkey brings a clever wit and a sense of fun to the mix while also enhancing Virgo’s intelligence. Virgo sees more than the Monkey wants to think about, but if the two signs can work together they can complement each other quite well. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Penguin by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Ox...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Ox are represented in Primal Astrology by the Sea Star. Sea Stars are strong willed, perceptive, and intelligent. The Ox brings with it a tireless determination to finish what it starts along with a systematic dependability that Virgo desperately needs. Sea Stars may feel vulnerable in the world, but they have all of the tools necessary to succeed on their own accord. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Sea Star by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Pig...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Pig are represented in Primal Astrology by the Gazelle. The Pig’s easy going attitude is a great relief to often serious Virgo, though Pig’s naivety frustrates the organized and intelligent Virgo to no end. Gazelles are passive and caring and want to do everything right. They work well in groups and are happy following a leader as long as the leader is at least as smart as them. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Gazelle by clicking here.





Virgo born during the Year of the Rabbit...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Rabbit are represented in Primal Astrology by the Earthworm. Deep thinkers with sensitive hearts, Earthworms may be fragile, but they are always resilient. The Rabbit brings an appreciation of beauty and luck in money matters, though Rabbits can also be pessimistic. The hardest task for an Earthworm is likely going to be making decisions. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Earthworm by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Rat...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Rat are represented in Primal Astrology by the Mouse. Mice are more expressive and take more risks than other Virgos, but they also more nervous and tense. The Rat is independent, charming, and funny and warms up Virgo’s personality with great results. Mice can also become power hungry and unscrupulous, though, so Virgo must keep the Rat in check in this regard. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Mouse by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Rooster...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Rooster are represented in Primal Astrology by the Corgi. Corgis are analytical and observant and eager to lend a hand, as long as they can contribute it their own unique way. The Rooster brings self assurance and a dashing personality, but is also a perfectionist which doesn’t work well with Virgo’s indecisiveness or reflective nature. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Corgi by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Sheep...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Sheep are represented in Primal Astrology by the Flamingo. Flamingos are among the most nurturing of all Primal Zodiac signs. The Sheep brings creativity, intelligence, artistry, and charm to the mix, but also insecurity. Flamingos can become absolutely obsessed with analyzing situations, so much so that they feel the need to understand every law of the universe before they can make a decision. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Flamingo by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Snake...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Snake are represented in Primal Astrology by the Jellyfish. Jellyfish are mysterious, elusive, and instinctive. The Snake makes excellent use of Virgo’s observational precision by noticing the subtle details and using them to their advantage. The highly cerebral Jellyfish can be highly skeptical, but they know how to keep their emotions in check and not show it. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Jellyfish by clicking here.


Virgo born during the Year of the Tiger...

Virgos born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Tiger are represented in Primal Astrology by the Narwhal. With the rebellious and unpredictable Tiger in the mix, these Virgos are one of the wildcards of the Primal Zodiac. Narwhals have big hearts and big mouths, but are true humanitarians whose optimism exceeds that of most other Virgos. Narwhals are both influential and resilient. Just make sure not to get on their bad side. You can read more about the Primal Zodiac sign of Narwhal by clicking here.