Ruled by Mercury, you also have a knack for information and communication. Because your initial approach to things is to analyze, you skillfully notice small detail others might miss.
The sign of the Virgin as your rising grants you grace and gentleness in your presentation and inclinations. Virgo Risings are usually shy and may be awkward in social situations.
The Virgo Ascendant is perhaps the most conscientious of all rising signs. You can be critical if not scathing in your initial observations about someone or something.
Due to the Mercurial influence, these individuals could first come off as nervous and perhaps even a little judgmental. Their natural inclination is to analyze their surroundings and this results in plenty of mental activity.
Virgo Risings are known for their dainty features.Mercury ruling Virgo gives you an innocent appearance that could be described as fairy-like. You typically look younger than your age, opposite the effect of your sister sign, Pisces Risings.
The build is usually small and gamine, especially the women. You may appear frail. They will usually have a resting poker face and a cool undertone.
People see you as a smart and serious individual. Your brows are often furrowing when you’re trying to examine something.
You prefer to dress simply, which is not to be confused with plainness because you carefully prepare every detail of your look. You’ve done your research, know what you like, and what looks good on you.
You also have Libra in the 2nd House, making you value beauty and the arts, which could equally manifest in your lifestyle and the things you choose to spend your resources on.
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Virgo Rising men appear put-together and youthful. Their bodies are elven-like.
These prefer to keep to themselves, may be perfectionists, and have an understated and polished style.
Famous Virgo Rising men include Kurt Cobain, Michael B. Jordan, Paul Walker, Kevin Hart, Zack Snyder, Chris Pine, Donald Grover, Justin Trudeau, Paul McCartney, and Tiger Woods.
Virgo Rising women likely have small lips and dainty features. You are likely to be have classic beauty features and appear youthful, thanks to the influence of Mercury.
With the symbol of the Virgin, these women tend to have innocent-looking features and may dress modestly.
Famous Virgo Rising women include Emma Watson, Kris Jenner, Madonna, Doris Day, Dolly Parton, Uma Thurman, Olivia Newton-John, Elizabeth Olsen, Eva Green, and Sarah Paulson.
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A Virgo Rising’s first instinct is to analyze. Your first approach to things is to always make a plan. Others view you as self-sufficient and put-together.
While you’re naturally reserved, you aren’t afraid of letting others know when they make a mistake. But you do this all in the spirit of wanting to improve things. As the sign ruling domestic pets, small animals may be drawn to you.
Virgo Rising is receptive and alert to the world at hand. You have a talent for instinctively spotting flaws and areas of improvement in anything you first encounter.
Virgo is the sign that rules health. Also a perfectionist, you are entirely in tune with the smallest changes in your body. You may be prone to gut issues.
Below are some traits of Virgo Rising people.
For Virgo, mental and physical health are connected. Having Virgo as your Ascendant could make you a hypochondriac.
Sometimes, Virgo Risings also suffer from poor health as children. The constitution improves as they grow older.
These people are hyperaware of their bodies and any physical discomfort they may feel. You could also be picky about your diet and may even be vegetarian.
Your perfectionism takes the form of hygiene. It is imperative for your body to always feel fresh and clean.
There is an emphasis on looking ‘appropriate’ and ‘clean’ for the Virgo Rising (e.g. disliking tattoos on themselves, wanting to look and feel clean in their bodies, etc.). This is apparent in your politeness, manners, and fashion sense.
Initially, others view you as cold and professional, but it is innate in you to always lend a helping hand. It could take a while for others to know you intimately behind this analytical facade.
Many Virgo Ascendants are also known to have some aversion to physical touch or affection.
Virgo Ascendants have a practical, logical approach to life and love to find flaws in order to improve things.
The Virgo Rising person enjoys playing detective but sometimes forgets to look ahead. This person is curious and enjoys solving problems of all kinds, but sometimes they can get bogged down in the details.
Virgo Ascendant brings a wonderful capacity for self-analysis. You can be very objective in considering your faults, and you often see yourself as others see you, which gives you excellent powers of self-criticism.
But having this perfectionist in 1st House of self-assertion can make you someone unnecessarily critical of yourself and new people or situations. This can also make you someone overly concerned with the smallest details and not see the trees of the forest.
It might even be upsetting for you when something is not done correctly.
There is nothing so satisfying to you as collecting data, processing it carefully, and putting together a cogent argument that explains everything clearly and concisely. But this could also give you a serious case of analysis paralysis.
Given that your angular houses are in mutable signs, it may be difficult for you to choose a career.
Gemini, the sign of duality, is also your Midheaven, which could indicate a career in writing, communication, or any work environment that is unconventional (Aquarius 6th House).
Provided you are able to choose your vocations, however, you could possibly have two careers.
While you are naturally analytical and appear serious to others, you can be the opposite in relationships and your one-on-one partnerships.
You actually have a romantic and meditative side that only those close to you witness. With Pisces in the 7th House, you are a devoted partner and appreciate sacrifice and romance.
You may prefer partners who are in need. Your observant nature makes it easy to know and anticipate exactly what others need. Your Pisces Descendant also makes you a bit disorganized with a particular aspect of your life. (e.g. physical space full of clutter)
If you are a Virgo rising, it means that you have Virgo in your 1st house.
The 1st House or the Ascendant is the sign rising over the eastern horizon at the time of birth. According to astrologer Liz Greene, during our time in the womb, the universe is simply the self.
As we take on a body, we become an individual and our unique charts are formed. Thus, at the moment of birth, the ascendant sign appears as we are. As with the sign that was born, the individual reflects its qualities.
The Ascendant represents identity, instinct, first impressions, appearance, and our initial style of engagement or how we ‘get things started’. The ruling planet of your Ascendant sign is called the chart ruler.
The Ascendant tells us about the clothes we wear, how we relate to our bodies, the car we drive, and even how we style our hair.
To find out your Ascendant sign, you must know your exact birth time as the current sign changes roughly every two hours.
Virgo is the 6th sign of the zodiac and is symbolized by the virgin. Ruled by Mercury, it represents self-improvement, information management, routine, and service. As an earth sign, Virgo is humble, realistic, hard-working, committed, and loyal.
Virgo is a mutable sign, giving it the versatility to adapt to new situations. Combined with its earth element, Virgo likes to be helpful and efficient.
Virgos have a keen eye for detail and are the master analysts of the signs. They diligently attend to their daily tasks with perfection.
Virgo Risings meet new experiences by gathering information and crafting plans in their head. These are reserved people who don’t mind staying in the background.
There is an emphasis on hygiene and appearing ‘appropriate’ for this placement. They have a talent for creating order. Virgo Risings take a particular interest in their personal health and appearance.
Those born with this Rising sign possess a practical intelligence that is something akin to intuition, allowing them to sniff out the specific flaws in any situation. It is an excellent quality when applied constructively, used for self-improvement, or for helping others as well as themselves.
Your Ascendant sign is only one point in your chart. It is helpful to study the rest of your natal chart, especially the sign of your chart ruler, Mercury, to understand how your Rising sign is affected by other placements.
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