Earth sign; compatible with Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
Extremely practical, rational, analytical and concrete. Very good for business.
They are organised, like security and stability. They accumulate material goods during all their life, they like the security of what is seen and not of what is not seen.
They are compatible with the signs of the Water element: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Virgo: Compatibility as a couple
Generally speaking, Virgo is difficult to attract and even more difficult to seduce. This is a lover who seems impossible to please. Nothing is right, nothing is good enough. But Virgo has the same demands, or more, internally. What the partner feels is what Virgo strives for: perfection. Not as a brilliant art form of inspiration, but as a set standard. What it falls short of is not real.
A relationship with Virgo becomes a kind of fault-finding competition with the other. Virgo seeks constant improvement and correction.
Some partners quickly lose all sense of attraction to Virgo, but others see all these qualities as positive, so they persevere, even if it is not entirely pleasant. Still, Virgo involves business, so a serious relationship is just around the corner.
When it comes to that, love blossoms and both Virgo and partner can enjoy the situation wholeheartedly. They can, in the long run, achieve a deep relationship. Then, there are many who feel that it is all worth it.
Virgo: compatibility with other signs
Virgo, the scrutiniser of the zodiac, belongs to the earth element, which is the element of material things and working with your hands. So are Taurus and Capricorn, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Virgo is particularly compatible with them; they need to feel mutual connections and similarities for this.
Nor is Virgo incompatible with, say, the air signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, although they are quite different. In fact, differences are important in a relationship.
This is most evident when comparing astrological qualities: cardinal, fixed and mutable. Each sign of the Zodiac has one of these qualities.
Virgo is mutable, which means that it follows its partner, always ready for change and variety. That pairs quite well with other mutable signs in a relationship, if they have the patience to discover that in each other. These are Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces. They have a similar impatience and curiosity, but that also means they can pass each other by without even noticing this similarity. And they still need to meet with Virgo's approval, which is difficult to achieve.
Virgo is quite compatible with the cardinal signs, who are the leaders who take the initiative. They also like change, as long as it is decided by the leaders. Leaders are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Such a relationship, with a leader and a cardinal, is mostly smooth. But, of course, there can be other problems. A big problem with Virgo is always constant scrutiny: there is a decisive refusal to accept anyone or anything that does not pass the test or their standards. Cardinal signs are not comfortable with having to explain and defend themselves.
With signs that are fixed or slow to change, Virgo is easily impatient, even frustrated. Having the same old things doesn't make sense to Virgo unless they are perfect. In Virgo's mind, nothing is perfect. There is always room for improvement. But the relationship can work if the couple can handle some criticism, and make minor adjustments. The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
But nothing is set in stone. A relationship is complex. There is no guarantee of what will work and what will not. All the personality traits of each zodiac sign must be taken into account when examining your astrological compatibility.
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