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Astrological sign of Virgo
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: August 24 - September 22

First Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Virgin

Birthstone of Virgo: Sapphire

Alternate Birthstones of Virgo: Carnelian, Zircon, Sardonyx, Peridot and Agate

Ruling Planet of Virgo: Mercury

Ruling Element of Virgo: Earth

Birthstone and Zodiac Signs
The signs of the Zodiac, including Virgo, are used to cast horoscopes from astrological calculations which are used as a guide to personality, relationships and business affairs. The Zodiac sign of Virgo represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Virgo, influences people who were born between the dates of August 24 - September 22. The Zodiac sign of Virgo is ruled by Mercury, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Mercury rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Sapphire. The Sapphire has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Sapphire gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Virgo is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Virgo. The Zodiac sign of Virgo also responds to Zircon and Agate.

Virgo Characteristics & Personality
Virgo (the sign of the Virgin) is the sixth sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between August 24 - September 22. The Earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are associated with sensation, stability and practicality. Combined with other elements, earth feels that air will dry it, fire will parch it, but water will refresh and nourish it. Those born under the sign of Virgo possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:

  • Orderly

  • Modest

  • Diligent

  • Analytical

  • Self-sufficient

Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:

  • Critical

  • Perfectionist

  • Cold

  • Intolerant

  • Set high value on money and possessions

  • The Virgo Birthstone - the Sapphire
    The birthstone for Virgo is the blue sapphire. The Zodiac sign of Virgo also responds to Carnelian, Zircon, Sardonyx, Peridot and Agate. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Sapphire is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Mercury with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.

    Properties of the Sapphire - the Virgo Birthstone
    The properties with which the Sapphire, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Virgo, is associated are as follows:

    • Truth, sincerity and constancy

    • Clairvoyance, insight and interpretation

    Healing Properties of the Sapphire
    The healing properties of the Virgo birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

    • Lowering fevers and inflammation

    • Hearing problems, cancer and burns.

    Gemstone Sapphire

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