Did you wake up this morning feeling more focused, self-less, and in the mood to micromanage? You're not alone — today officially kicks off Virgo season, in which we all fall under the influence of this intelligent, highly organized, worrywart of an earth sign. As you might have guessed, this will be a major change of pace from the stroll over the coals that was Leo season.
Virgos come with their fair share of stereotypes — they're often dismissed as prissy, critical, and anti-fun — but this is the sign that everyone else turns to when they need to get stuff done. And yes, that means that Virgos tend to love their lists and trips to the Container Store, but it also means that they're a reliable support system who can do much more than boss around their friends who ask for their help.
Like every other sign of the Zodiac, it's impossible to distill Virgos down to a single, pat description. There are, in fact, a few more defined personality types that dwell within this sign. Here, in honor of Virgo season, we'll take a closer look at each of them.
Kris Jenner may be a Scorpio through and through, but her fixer's attitude is the perfect real-life example of this type of Virgo: She oversees the highly public and convoluted lives of her many children, all while keeping her own life in order, too. These Virgos appear to have it all together, from their speedy problem-solving skills to their tactful approach to difficult conversations. What's their secret? You might wonder as you watch them multitask on a daily basis. In a nutshell, it's mostly thanks to the extremely Virgo tendency to overthink and prepare for just about every (but especially the absolute worst) scenario. If you have a Momager in your life, encourage them to take the day off every so often and let you handle the planning — they'll probably hate it, but they'll be grateful all the same.
This type of Virgo leans heavily into their sign's "earth child" reputation. They might have a penchant for essential oils and herbal remedies. They might live in a tiny house and spend their free time building a compost toilet. Okay, those are extreme examples. The bottom line with these Virgos is that their wellness and their natural surroundings usually take priority. And, if you get close enough to them, they'll happily get just as invested in your well-being, too. These are the Virgos you call when you need to vent about a problem or when you need to ask someone exactly which bathroom fixtures vinegar can actually clean. There's nothing they can't or won't try to improve. Need more proof this type really exists? Mother Teresa was a Virgo.
The Miranda Priestly
The overall Virgo motto might as well be the Devil Wears Prada character's iconic line, "Why is no one ready?" This type of Virgo just leans a little harder into all that that line implies (high expectations, preparedness, frustration) than the rest. You're not wrong if you're a little scared of this Virgo. But, they aren't all bad. If the Momager's secret was that they're constantly planning and projecting into the future, the Miranda Priestly's secret is that they demand just as much from themselves as they do from others. It's hard to knock their perfectionist attitude, because they really do deliver on their promises, but reminding them that everyone makes mistakes is probably a good call.