The sixth sign of the zodiac. Those born between August 22nd and September 22nd have Virgo as their Sun sign. Also called the Virgin, Virgo is a yin, or feminine, mutable earth sign. The ruling planet for Virgo is Mercury, named for the Roman god of communication. Mercury was the only god who could travel unharmed from Olympus to Earth to the Underworld and back. With Mercury as its ruler, Virgo is able to humbly relate to individuals from the highest to the lowest ranks of society.
Other associations for Virgo are the colors yellow-green, navy blue, and grey and, amongst other gemstones, the sapphire.