Updated Aug. 1, 2021
Virgo Zodiac Overview
Date Duration: August 23 to September 22
Sign Quality: Mutable
From August 23 to September 22, the Sun is in Virgo. During this time, every sign of the zodiac will experience both the positive and negative aspects of Virgo’s energy.
Whether Virgo’s energy positively or negatively impacts you during this period depends on your disposition and ability to adapt to the changes around you. Fortunately, there are stones and crystals that you can turn to when the sun aligns with Virgo to help welcome positive energy into your life and counteract negativity.
Virgo is symbolized by the Maiden. The name comes from the latin word “Virginis” which means “Virgin”. While there are distinctions on the origin of Virgo in different cultures and myths, they all attribute the sign to the goddess of agriculture and harvest.
Virgo’s association with the maiden of harvest is shared across most ancient cultures and their respective mythologies. Aside from Virgo’s association with harvest in ancient myths, it is also an earth element, further strengthening the sign’s ties to agriculture.
Just like Gemini, Virgo’s planetary ruler is Mercury, the messenger of gods in Roman mythology. Both signs are also mutable, as they are positioned at the end of a season. The sun aligns with Virgo during the end of the summer season in the northern hemisphere.
Whereas Leo’s energy is heavily charged, matching the high frequencies of midsummer when the sun is at its hottest and the days are longest, Virgo’s energy is lighter, calmer, and more reserved, like the maiden.
If you are particularly sensitive, the change in vibrational frequencies during this period might be more noticeable to you than for others. who might just feel a subtle change.
A Closer Look at Virgo's Strengths and Weaknesses
Loyal, kind, and highly intelligent, Virgos are loved for their empathic and reliable nature. Just like their sign, the maiden, Virgos are known for being perfectionists in all of their pursuits. With both feet almost always firmly rooted on the ground, they know that hard work is necessary for success, and as such, they are some of the most hardworking people you’ll ever meet.
As they are smart, practical, and hardworking, Virgos are able to excel at many pursuits. With their ability to analytically map out an organized plan, even up to the most minuscule of details, Virgos often succeed in any endeavor they decide to pursue.
Like their ruler, Mercury, Virgos have an innate gift for communication- whether in speech or writing, which is why you’ll find most Virgos tend to pursue careers as writers, reporters, journalists, or professional bloggers. They also have a proclivity for serving and nurturing, making them excellent teachers, doctors, healers, and even, public officials.
Virgos are heavy readers, as they love to learn as much as they can about the world around them, just like Geminis.
Virgos are perfectionists. They have a natural inclination to make sure everything they do is perfect. They are also very detail-oriented. This quality applies to everything they do, even in something as simple as sharing their thoughts.
Like their sign the Maiden, Virgos are generally conservative in most aspects of their lives- whether in their manner of dressing and speaking, or even when spending money. They prefer staying at home reading books over going out to socialize with people.
Virgos tend to be shy; they may unintentionally put up walls when dealing with people who aren't particularly close to them. This tendency to put up walls when it comes to sharing their personal opinions and feelings can be misconstrued by some people as snobbery when it really is just a matter of not knowing how to show how they feel. Once you befriend a Virgo, however, you’ll be sure to have a friend for life.
Virgos are family-oriented; loyalty is a quality they treasure above anything else and as such, they are loyal to family, friends, and significant others.
They are always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need, especially those in their inner circles. On the flip-side, one of Virgo’s main weaknesses is their inability to ask for help.
Virgos are also very modest people. They enjoy their success, but they don’t like basking in it and they especially dislike being the center of attention. They’d rather be in the side-lines than in the limelight.
Virgos also have a tendency to be overly self-critical because they seek perfection in everything; they tend to be their own harshest critics. This desire for perfection in every aspect of life, while only directed towards themselves, may sometimes be unintentionally projected towards others.
Like other mutable signs, there are a lot of dualities in a Virgo’s personality: they are great communicators but have trouble expressing their personal feelings, they are naturally helpful but they dislike asking for help, they are logical and practical but they desire perfection in even the smallest of details, they love deeply and are very loyal but have difficulty showing affection even to those closest to them.
However, it is this duality in their personalities that make Virgos such interesting people and like I mentioned earlier, once you befriend a Virgo, they will treasure you for life.
If you are a Virgo, then you probably already notice some of these traits in your personality. This period when the sun is in your sign can be challenging for you depending on your current situation. However, this time can also bring out some of your best traits, so it might be the best time to consider opportunities that may come your way even if they are out of your comfort zone. It’s a great time to work on your personal relationships, too.
If you want to make the most out of this time when the sun is in Virgo, the following stones and crystals can help you with your personal goals in the coming weeks. While these crystals are Virgo’s birthstones, everyone can benefit from them during this time of the year.
Even if your sign isn’t Virgo, these stones and crystals are especially attuned to Virgo’s zodiac energy and as such, they are suitable for anyone who wants to benefit from Virgo’s positive traits and counteract some of the negative aspects that this time of year might bring out.
Recommended Stones and Crystals for Virgo Energy
Amazonite is associated with soothing the spirit and calming the soul. It was named after the Amazon River in Brazil and carries gentle, soothing energies just like the magical river itself.
It helps to balance a Virgo’s emotional state, helping you to accept that not every single thing needs to be absolutely perfect. Amazonite’s soothing energies allow you to release any fears or worries so that you’re able to get things done with a peaceful mind.
Amazonite stimulates the energies within the Heart and Throat chakras. Tapping into the energies of the Heart allows Virgos to better understand their emotions, allowing them to cultivate a stronger sense of self-love and compassion. This deeper affection towards self allows you to show up in a more authentic and awakened light.
Known as the stone of courage and truth, Amazonite crystal empowers you to seek your true self and be able to express what you think and feel with ease. Your inner truth is what the world wants from you dear Virgo, so work with the Amazonite crystal benefits to be able to better communicate your ideas, beliefs and emotions. When your Heart and Throat chakras are open, you are able to receive and give an abundance of kindness and compassion.
Moss Agate is a chalcedony that’s part of the Agate family and can be found in many countries around the world such as India, South Africa, Russia, Australia, Brazil and the USA. In ancient times it was used to enhance powers when it came to interacting with the Earth.
The uplifting and soothing energies of Moss Agate ground you back to Earth and help bring your life back into harmony. For the hardworking Virgo’s always striving for perfection, Moss Agate helps you to take a step back and relax. It reminds you that you need to take care of yourself too.
Moss Agate is associated with the Heart Chakra, bringing supportive energies into your life that can help you overcome any potential weaknesses. Known as a stabilizing and balancing stone, Moss Agate can assist the dual nature of Virgo’s, counterbalancing their tendency to get carried away with negative thoughts. It is also commonly associated with releasing fear and stress that no longer serves you, feelings that need to be let go of in order to expand your personal growth. It strengthens positive personality traits, including the ability to open up to others.
The soothing support Moss Agate brings allows for raised awareness around the collective consciousness of your life, meaning that you’re able to reflect on your life experiences and find paths of growth. With these enhanced feelings of openness towards the world around you, as a Virgo, you may find it easier to open up to your friends and loved ones in times of needs.
Snowflake Obsidian has gorgeous spots that form white “snowflake” crystal patterns. Alongside the general healing properties of Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian has a calming and soothing effect on your mind, body and soul. It’s a stone of purity, teaches you to value and accept all of your mistakes and successes.
It helps you recognize and release unnecessary and stressful thoughts that always seem to repeat themselves. Providing balance and grounding, Snowflake Obsidian activates the Root and Third Eye chakras. For Virgos, Snowflake Obsidian promotes positivity and encourages you to accept challenges and celebrate successes.
Green Jade has been used in many cultures for thousands of years, but it is in China where it is held in the highest regard because of its metaphysical properties.
It has been used in China since ancient times as an amulet for protection and is also a popular material for intaglio jewelry, vases, and other ornaments.
As a healing crystal, Green Jade greatly complements Virgo's energy. It is especially useful in counteracting some of Virgo's most defined weaknesses. Aside from being a powerful protection stone, Green Jade is also an excellent stone for stopping repetitive negative thought patterns.
Since Virgos are perfectionists, they tend to fall into a cycle of negative thinking whenever they don't achieve the level of perfection they aspire. Their ability to pay attention to the smallest details is both a gift and a curse because they have a tendency to redo even the smallest parts of a project over and over again until it is up to par with their standards of quality. While not necessarily a bad thing, oftentimes this habit can prolong a project and can be incredibly taxing mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Green Jade is a stone of the Heart Chakra and as such, it allows us to accept ourselves for who we are and see our weaknesses in a different light. It is also an excellent calming stone for tempering anxious thoughts, as Virgos have a tendency to overthink.
Green Jade also strengthens the life force, Chi, and as such, it is a great stone to have all over the house to allow for the free flow of this essential life force energy. It is also the perfect stone to use when gardening or when participating in outdoor activities.
Virgos have a strong connection to the earth as they are represented by the Maiden (goddess of harvest) and while they prefer spending time at home instead of partying, Virgos have a special affinity with nature and nature-related activities.
Carry a Green Jade crystal in your pocket or wear it is as jewelry for protection when traveling and to ease the nerves when working on a project. It's also an excellent stone for facilitating love of all kinds.
Amethyst is undoubtedly one of the most widely-used healing crystals on this list. It was used in ancient times to prevent alcohol intoxication and as such, Amethyst has gained a reputation as the ultimate sobriety stone. However, this purple variety of quartz is capable of more than just keeping you sober.
It resonates with the Crown and Third Eye Chakras and as such, it helps us connect with our higher selves, the divine, and also helps improve intuition and intelligence.
It is also an excellent calming stone, which is why it is often recommended for people who suffer from anxiety and restlessness.
Virgos have a tendency to worry too much because of their perfectionist nature. They want everything organized and its place. However, when things don’t go their way or when they are exposed to a particularly chaotic environment, they tend to succumb to anxiety.
Amethyst is an excellent stone for counteracting negativity, enhancing intuition, and facilitating healing of past traumas.
Wear Amethyst as a necklace or bracelet when you're feeling overly anxious, especially when dealing with other people. You can also place an Amethyst tumbled stone on your bedside to keep you from ruminating over past mistakes and worrying about the future.
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Red Jasper is a variety of chalcedony. It is a stone that resonates with the Root Chakra, which connects you to your roots and the Earth. As an Earth element crystal, Red Jasper complements Virgo's energy perfectly. It is a stone of passion and an effective manifestation stone.
It encourages creativity and helps with manifesting your goals into reality. As a stone of the Root Chakra and a stone of stability, Red Jasper absorbs excessive energies. Virgos are very hardworking people, but their desire for perfection can sometimes lead to obsessive-compulsive behavior- when nitpicking even the smallest details of a plan or project. Red Jasper helps temper too much perfectionism by keeping you grounded.
You can wear Red Jasper as jewelry whenever you feel lethargic or when you feel like you're spending too much time on things of lesser significance rather than those that are actually important to you. It also makes for an excellent worry stone and can be used for meditation to help bring back passion into your life whenever you feel like you have failed at something.
As one of the most powerful manifestation stones on Earth, Citrine is definitely an essential stone for Virgo’s energy.
Turn to Citrine whenever you find yourself stuck in a cycle of negativity, as it absorbs negative energy and grounds it back to the earth. It is the perfect crystal for the overly perfectionist Virgo because it not only manifests your goals into reality, but it also encourages you to look past your weaknesses so you can achieve what you want in life.
It is a stone of the Solar Plexus Chakra and as such, wearing Citrine in the form of a necklace can be beneficial when working on projects. It not only boosts creativity and energy, but it also helps promote prosperity in both your personal and professional life. Citrine helps temper excessive self-criticism and promotes a healthy sense of self. It also helps boost performance at work, particularly for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, and athletes.
Unlike other crystals that absorbs negative energy, however, Citrine doesn’t need cleansing. It is a self-cleansing crystal, making it an excellent choice to place in your home and place of work in the form of clusters, geodes, or tumbled stones.
You can also wear a Citrine bracelet or ring to temper excessive spending when you're out shopping.
Fluorite comes in a variety of colors ranging from blue, turquoise, and green to yellow, purple, and pink. There is also one variety of fluorite that showcases all these beautiful colors in one stone - Rainbow Fluorite.
Its chakral association depends on the color of the stone, but generally, fluorite is a stone that helps balance all chakras to allow for the free flow of life force energy. It is a balancing stone, as well as a calming stone.
Fluorite is the perfect crystal for Virgos as it enhances mental clarity while at the same time, it promotes intuition and connection to one’s higher self. This results to a healthy balance for Virgos who are too analytical.
It is also an excellent stone to use while studying or working, as it clears the mind of distractions and allows us to focus on what’s important whether in life in general or on a specific project you are working on. It allows you to let go of the small things that don’t need your attention and focus on the more important aspects of your work.
Because it is a balancing stone, wearing Fluorite in the form of jewelry near or on its corresponding chakra is an excellent way to benefit from the stone’s positive vibrations. You can also tape fluorite under your table or chair when studying or working to increase focus and eliminate distractions.
Celestite, sometimes called Celestine, is a crystal made of strontium sulfate. It is typically colorless, but impurities in the stone results in a combination of hues ranging from pale blue and grayish-blue to white.
Revered for its strong connection to the divine, Celestite is considered by many to be a stone of magic and of heavenly beings. It is a stone that resonates with the Third Eye and Throat Chakras.
Metaphysically, Celestite is a crystal that vibrates a very calm, peaceful, energy. It is an excellent meditation stone for Virgos who are best known for being analytical, a trait which is both a strength and weakness for them.
Virgos are practical and organized people with a keen eye for detail, which is why they tend to plan out every aspect of their lives to the dot and if something doesn’t go according to plan, they tend to fall into depression or defeatism.
While being logical and practical are admirable traits, you also have to realize that there are limits to how far you can act with logic alone. If a venture or a project fails even after meticulously planning everything, turn to Celestite to help you connect with your higher self and the divine.
Connecting with your subconscious mind- one that isn’t purely ruled by logic- might give you the answers you are seeking when you find yourself in a tough spot.
Celestite also fosters self-expression, something that Virgos often have trouble with, especially when it comes to expressing their feelings to people they love and care about.
Wear Celestite as jewelry in the form of a necklace or earrings or meditate with it whenever you feel like you are imposing unrealistic expectations on yourself or others.
10. Blue Tourmaline
Blue Tourmaline comes in various shades of blue, from turquoise and light blue to dark blue. It is one of the rarer colors of Tourmaline, especially the deep blue variety. It resonates with both the Third Eye and Throat Chakras.
As a stone of the Throat Chakra, Blue Tourmaline is an excellent crystal for Virgo’s energy. Since Virgos are naturally adept at communication (except when it involves their personal feelings), this stone helps boost your innate ability as a communicator. It is especially useful for public speakers, orators, teachers, and anyone whose line of work requires them to use their voices for communicating.
Since it also resonates with the Third Eye Chakra, it helps boost intellect- something that Virgos already have in abundance.
But, aside from boosting Virgo’s natural talents, Blue Tourmaline also helps with issues that are commonly experienced by Virgos. It can help you speak out your true feelings especially when you want to be able to convey your emotions properly. Blue stones are generally associated with self-expression and facilitating connections to your subconscious and the divine.
Wear Blue Tourmaline in the form of a necklace close to your throat to help you with self-expression. You can also use a tumbled stone or beads of Blue Tourmaline for meditation to help you connect with your true feelings.
11. Mookaite Jasper
Mookaite Jasper is one of several varieties of Jasper. It is of Australian descent, as it is only found in the Mooka Creek in Australia, hence the name.
Mookaite comes in a wide-range of colors including cream, brown, various hues of red, yellow, white, and purple. It is not uncommon to find two or three colors in one stone, in fact, most Mookaite Jaspers showcase multiple colors with one dominant hue. It’s quite fascinating to see these different combinations especially when it is cut and polished for jewelry.
Mookaite’s chakral association depends on the color of the stone but generally most Mookaite stones resonate with the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras.
Mookaite is a stone with a powerful connection to the earth. It has a strong association with Virgo because they are both earth elements. Mookaite is generally a grounding stone, it allows us to connect with the gentle energies of the earth which boosts our positive traits and counteracts our negative energies.
Mookaite helps promote the free flow of life force in the body. It is the perfect choice for Virgos who want to boost other forms of communication. It helps improve self-confidence, which can be very helpful for shy Virgos.
It is also the perfect stone for Virgos who love gardening and animals. Since Virgos have a strong connection to nature and they are naturally-born nurturers, it isn’t uncommon for them to work as veterinarians.
Wear Mookaite jewelry when working with animals or when gardening, as the stone's energy helps enhance your connection to other living things in nature.
Smoky Quartz is a variety of quartz that comes in hues of light gray to brown. It belongs to the same family as Citrine and Amethyst.
Metaphysically, it is one of the best stones to ward off negativity especially in a particular space. It transforms negative energy into positive energy.
It resonates with the Crown and Root Chakras. It is a crystal associated with Virgo because of its strong grounding properties.
Wearing Smoky Quartz as jewelry is recommended especially for people who are overly-sensitive to negative energies in their environment.
You can also place Smoky Quartz crystals on your desk at your place of work and all over your house, especially if there’s too much negative energy around.
Alternately, sprinkling smoky quartz chips outside your house within the perimeter of your lot is an excellent method for keeping negative energy outside. You can also do this in your place of business to cleanse it of negative energy from other people.
Smoky Quartz is a particularly useful stone for Virgos who have suffered failures in the past, whether in their personal relationships or their professional lives, as it facilitates healing of emotional wounds and cleanses the mind, body, and spirit of any traces of negativity from bad experiences.
Azurite is a mesmerizing dark blue stone that resonates with the Third Eye Chakra. It has been used by all ancient civilizations as a psychic stone and a powerful healing stone.
Metaphysically, Azurite clears the mind of negativity and clouded thoughts and opens it up to new insights. It also stimulates one’s intellectual prowess while enlightening the spirit.
It is an especially useful stone for Virgos during times of self-doubt or times of major change. When you are contemplating on making changes in your career, for instance, meditating with Azurite can help you make decisions based not just on logic alone, but also on intuition.
Azurite is best used in the form of jewelry or as a rubbing stone, as the positive energy it possesses are strongest with direct skin contact.
If your Sun sign is Virgo and you want to boost your positive traits and temper the negative aspects of your personality, the stones and crystals mentioned above are especially attuned to your sign's energy.
We recommend wearing these stones in the form of jewelry as physical contact makes their healing powers much more effective. Wearing these stones or meditating with them also helps sync your body's own energy to the stone's specific vibrational frequency.
Browse our curated collection of crystal jewelry for Virgo and find the perfect pieces to complete your crystal collection. Each piece is already charged and blessed to help guide you during this period when the sun is in Virgo.
Whether you want to strengthen your existing talents, temper bad habits, set realistic expectations, and find the courage to express yourself and show people you love that you care for them, these stones and crystals matches the vibrations of Virgo’s energy so you can capitalize on any new opportunities that may present itself or strengthen existing ventures and personal relationships.