Virgo season is here! Falling between August 23 and September 22, the coming month is all about letting go of any drama that may have come your way during Leo season, and embracing a more serious attitude, a la the zodiac sign that is symbolized by the Virgin. If you’ve been wondering what makes Virgos so special, read on to get to know the sign better, and to discover our edit of the perfect gifts for people born under this phase of the astro cycle.
Virgo personality traits
If there’s one thing Virgos are known for, it’s their eye for details—and they never miss a beat. This earth sign is among the most logical in the zodiac, and it’s rare to come across a Virgo who isn’t meticulous about every aspect of their life. Governed by Mercury, Virgos are often incredibly organized, and seem to have an affinity for things that are practical, rather than opulent. People who fall under this sign make loyal and extremely supportive friends, but beware: their perfectionist attitude can leave others feeling inadequate, and a Virgo’s critique can tend to be quite harsh. That being said, you’ll seldom come across a more dedicated, hardworking and resourceful zodiac sign. Their intelligence is astounding, and their modesty may just be one of their most endearing traits.
Famous Virgo celebrities
Along with royals like Queen Rania of Jordan and Prince Harry, the zodiac sign of Virgo boasts several much-loved public personalities. The list of the world’s most famous Virgos includes everyone from actors Zendaya, Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz and Richard Gere, to musicians Beyoncé, Nick Jonas, Jason Derulo and Shania Twain, and supermodel Padma Lakshmi. Joining them are fellow Virgos Hugh Grant, Ludacris, Taraji P Henson, Adam Sandler, Nicole Richie and Jennifer Hudson.
The best birthday gifts for Virgo individuals
When shopping for a Virgo, it’s important to keep quality and practicality in mind. This is not a sign that will appreciate fussy couture and unnecessary frills. Instead, the sign of the Virgin delights in simple, sturdy pieces that make life easier, be it a classic handbag like Valentino’s latest drop in fail-safe black, an Apple Watch that helps them keep their health in check, or a portable makeup kit for busy days (Charlotte Tilbury’s refillable Quick and Easy Makeup set is a Godsend). Sticklers for schedules and maintaining order, Virgos are the ideal candidates for planners and organizers, so Saint Laurent’s cardholder or L’atelier Nawba’s jewelry case also make fine birthday gift choices.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness in every Virgo’s book, so why not pamper them with Claus Porto’s mini soap box? Given their love for products that serve incredible results, you won’t go wrong with Lancôme’s latest Le8 Hypnose mascara, or the cult favorite Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehl’s. Got a cosmic fan on your friend list? The tarot-inspired fragrances by Liquides Imaginaires are a must-have. And if your Virgo is a stylish individual, keep your eye on elevated essentials. You’ll earn major brownie points with a cool shirtdress (fellow Virgo Queen Rania is a big fan), or a sharp blazer that works everywhere from business meetings to Sunday brunches.