Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac; it is also the second earthly sign. The planet Mercury rules it. They are generally tall and have a slim physique. They have prominent and thick eyebrows. They have dark hair and attractive face. Due to their active nature and inclination towards physical activities they will have robust health and look much younger than their actual age. Due to the strong presence of Mercury, Virgos would always be knowledgeable. They will be well read and will be able to provide information on large and varied topics.
They are sensitive, trustworthy, generous and self-conscious by nature. They cannot see the pain of others and go out of the way to help those in need. Mercury also makes Virgos very methodical and systematic, they verify their work twice to make sure there is no mistake. They are hard working, extremely practical and with a great appetite for details. They thrive on constant activity and have a lot of nervous energy to burn. The trouble is that they find it very difficult to relax and get nervous even over very small things. They find relaxation in the work and hence always remain restless. If Mercury, the ruling planet, is in Libra, there will be a greater ability to relax.
Precision and neatness are natural to them and go with purity that is depicted by the symbol of sun sign itself. They appreciate things of beauty and they are very tidy by nature and like to keep there surrounding highly clean. They possess a very analytical and logical mind so in their conversations they try to give as much details as possible. Being highly refined and sophisticated Virgos expect too much from others. They are generally not satisfied with others work and try to pick mistakes in their work. The Virgo's flair for details dominates their personality. Mercury has a powerful bearing on the Virgo's going off on a tangent. However, if Virgo is the Sun-sign and Mercury is in Leo, the native will have a better grasp of the total situation than otherwise.