Mercury, the quick messenger of gods, rules both Virgo and Gemini, yet, influences them differently. Virgo is a more practical, down-to-earth sign, whereas Gemini is a more flighty and independent one.
Those born under the sign of Virgo have a sharp analytical mind, they care only about their most essential needs and label everything they see. They have keen senses of taste, sight, hearing and smell. The sign is symbolized by the Virgin. This doesn't necessarily mean that Virgos are the same pure and innocent, still, they have an amazing ability to observe all human flaws. Usually they don't like what they see, and withdraw, just like the Virgin.
Often they plunge into work. True, work is their god. They have a great success in logic, order, consistency and discipline.
Unlike another Air sign, that of Gemini, Virgos do not lose their temper so easily. They are very reserved and, to some extent, cautious. Most people born under this sign are highly independent. They believe that self-confidence and self-respect give one happiness and composure of mind. Intellectual interests are dominating in their behavior. Their "paradise" lies only in the sphere of mind and its secrets and accomplishments.
There is one word that best describes people born under the sign of Virgo: a utilitarist. No task is too difficult for a Virgo, no detail is insignificant.
A Virgo is a born critic. Those born under the sign of Virgo need to understand one thing: bitter criticism never gives any result. They seldom praise and never praise too much. They hardly ever accept compromises, and it is the hardest fight for them. They should probably occasionally wear rose-tinted spectacles and look at the world less cynically. Otherwise they may become misanthropes.
Since Virgo-born people are gifted with a sharp, analytical mind, they need to try harder than others to develop brighter sided of their personalities. They often become slaves to home and victims of irrelevant circumstances, missing more important affairs. When they learn to be less critical, Virgos can reach the highest tops. They make perfect managers, administrators, and directors of huge enterprises. However, the greatest danger on the way to success, is that they can also lose the taste for pleasures of life.
Another danger is that they may become cold and merciless. However, Virgos accept help and sympathy too seldom to be in a danger of this kind. Although they wear a mask of self-control, there is disorder inside. Mercury, the ruling planet, grants Virgos with a long life, and most of them do look younger.