Keywords: Health conscious, Overly-critical, Facile hands, Personal cleanliness, Pragmatic
A Virgo Ascendant indicates the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and different people. The willingness of these individuals to adapt however, is invariably accompanied by a word or two of complaint. Nowhere is the critical facility associated with Virgo more observable than when this sign rules the Ascendant. Always seeking perfection, they find it difficult to accept situations or people as they are. Even if they criticize without totally realizing what they are doing, or without meaning to be harsh, they must learn to be more sensitive and restrict their passion for constantly finding fault.
Virgo indicates that practicality and conservatism are prominent characteristics. Though they may be inhibited by flamboyant displays of affection and act excessively puritanical in public, they can nevertheless be quite sensual and sexually-oriented in private. A contradiction in their personalities is that they can be totally organized and attentive to details in some areas, while at the same time be appallingly disorganized and sloppy in other areas. Another potential trait is a proclivity for being health conscious. If their natal sun or moon is in one of the Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces) or in Capricorn (which tends toward excessive worry), their concern with health can extend to the point of hypochondria.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication and mental processes. If intimidating factors in their individual personalities are not present to subdue the tendency, they are likely to be extremely talkative and prone to gossip. They are endlessly curious about everything that goes on in their immediate environment, and at times, they may seem to be everywhere at once. Ideas and projects seem to take up every waking moment. Not only do they desire to collect and communicate their own ideas and information, they effortlessly attract information and news from everyone else as well. They readily absorb stores of information that they are happy to share with anyone who takes the time to listen.
Many Virgo Ascendant people are super salesmen, efficient negotiators, and eager travelers. They like to keep busy and useful. Sitting around doing nothing makes them nervous and irritable. They enjoy collecting recipes, postage stamps, and medical remedies. Respiratory illnesses, nervousness, and allergies are apt to be common physical complaints.