If you’re reading this article, you probably know that it’s the rising sign (also known as the ascendant) that mostly governs physical appearance and first impressions.
It also is the lens through which you view yourself, others and the world at large.
Virgo rising individuals will take on a lot of Virgoan traits and characteristics.
The sun, moon and Venus placements will also influence the way someone looks and comes across but not to same degree the rising sign does.
That’s why when you meet someone and guess their star sign, it might be very different to their sun sign because you’re witnessing traits of their rising sign.
When first meeting these people, before their sun and moon signs become apparent, they will appear to be exceptionally modest, intelligent, analytical, smart, honest, and caring people.
They might seem somewhat reserved, modest, cool, quiet and withdrawn.
This should not be mistaken for shyness, however, as they aren’t shy necessarily. They are wary and highly analytical and want to know more about someone they’ve just met before revealing more of themselves.
If you ask me, I think that’s very wise and indeed, wisdom is a trait this sign possesses in abundance.
They will be mindful of what they say and how they come across to people they don’t know well. They are conservative with their words and how much information they offer about themselves.
It’s vital to them that their boundaries are respected and the know it’s important to respect the boundaries of others.
Without trying, they might seem eager to help others in some way. This is because Virgo is a helpful, caring and considerate energy. Unlike many of the other signs, it gains pleasure from serving others. People with this rising sign will therefore be particularly helpful and conscientious.
For example, if you’re in a supermarket and you’re looking for something specific, they’ll be more inclined to physically lead you to the item you need rather than just tell you which aisle it’s located in.
Or if you’re a friend suffering from an illness or recent breakup, they’ll feel inclined to pass by your home to either drop off some much-needed groceries or console you.
When meeting them for the first time, you might also feel like you’re being scrutinised and analysed — and that’s because you are.
They automatically and consistently assess the world around them so you might catch them checking you out from a distance.
If so, they’re trying to gauge what you’re like because they might be a little wary of people they don’t yet know well.
Once they determine that you’re okay and they start to warm up to you, you’ll begin to see traits of their sun sign.
And the difference in demeanour can be immense!
For instance, if their sun sign is in one of the fire signs (Sagittarius, Leo or Aries), you might see a huge shift from wallflower to extrovert.
A female friend of mine was a Virgo rising, Sagittarius sun and Scorpio moon and when I first met her, I thought she disliked me because she was so quiet.
After just a couple of days of chatting (we met at a week long festival), I saw that she wasn’t at all the quiet, reserved and cautious person she previously seemed!
She was boisterous, confident, giggly, and hilarious. She just needed to figure me out a little before revealing more of her personality.
I should mention that if they don’t like you, they won’t stick around. Virgo doesn’t like drama or being messed about. They choose their friends wisely and only allow genuinely good, caring people into their lives.
It should also be noted that they tend to be critical of themselves and of others. Virgo is an acute observer and is naturally adept at spotting things that others miss and they often spot faults in themselves and others.
This makes them excellent with improving all sorts of things and situations, including the way they look and others look.
When you first meet them, they will appear to be modest, in control of themselves, well-spoken, tidy and well-groomed.
Just like Leo, Capricorn, Taurus, Scorpio and Libra, they take great pride in looking healthy, well-groomed and overall, pretty darn fabulous.
Eating well, meditating, getting plenty of exercise and rest really appeals to them.
If anyone can stick to a workout schedule or a healthy diet, it’s these natives.
Looking good and feeling healthy is SO important to them. They actually can’t be any other way other than healthy and organised.
They’re perfectly adept at taking steps to nip any unhealthy lifestyle habits in the bud because they’re always mindful of the status of their physical health.
They can also hold a deep interest in the health of others and enjoy giving diet, supplement, lifestyle and exercise advice to those they care about and who they know will be receptive to their recommendations.
Although the size and color of their eyes will vary widely, they may have an innocent, feminine, gentle, and endearing look about their eyes.
Some may have almond shaped eyes. They might also have a cheeky sparkle or brightness to them like the eyes of those with Gemini rising. This is because Virgo and Gemini have the same ruling planet, Mercury.
Virgo is a helpful energy and their eyes might convey warmth and care, despite their body language being cool and reserved.
Their emotions are are usually hidden from people they don’t know well but their eyes still convey a depth of personality.
Just like Scorpio rising, they might also have a slightly probing or introspective feel to them because both of these signs are very perceptive, observant and analytical.
Any makeup they choose to wear on their eyes during the day will be quite natural, clean, and fresh. They might opt for a dewy, slowly make-up look. They might lean towards natural shades, particularly nude colors and earthy brown and red tones.
Virgo is a feminine sign, therefore, whatever the color of their features and skin tone, or weight, they will come across quite feminine — and that includes the men.
The texture of of their hair is often course, thick, wavy or curly and may be naturally ‘wild’ or tousled. The individual hair strands may be rather thick as well as the amount of hair they possess.
The color will vary but many might opt to dye their hair warm tones such as reds or oranges or they may opt for deep browns or even greens.
Eyebrows and eyelashes may also be thick. Men with this rising sign may opt for facial hair and if so, that will also be thick and have a slightly rough style even after styling with products.
The features of men with this placement may appear slightly feminine. They might have refined, gentle features and high cheekbones.
Their foreheads maybe slightly larger than normal because their chart ruler is Mercury and this planet is all about mental processes and communication.
Because they tend to keep an eye on their heath, they are usually rather slender.
Being clean and dressing well is also really important them. They don’t do it as much for others, however, as they do for themselves.
These people just can’t go without bathing and wearing a gorgeous fragrance. Some can’t even skip a shower for a day because it’ll make them feel unclean and unsettled.
They’re perfectionists and can be a little intense about the way they look.
Any imperfections in their appearance can greatly bother them and they might find it difficult to let them go and accept themselves as they are.
This may be no matter how much their friends or family assure them that they look fine.
They would do well to bear in mind that no one is perfect and that we all have flaws — many of which can’t be addressed with makeup or surgery.
Self-care and self-acceptance are therefore very important practices for these natives.
They tend to move rather slowly, carefully and mindfully like the other earth signs (Taurus and Capricorn).
Some may move quite quickly, however, especially if they have more key Virgo and Gemini placements such as Sun, Moon, Venus or Mars.
This is because Virgo and Gemini Mercury, the ruling planet of these signs is the fastest moving in our solar system.
Their minds work quickly and as mentioned before, they’re constantly thinking and analyzing so they might appear a little fidgety and nervous at times especially if they’re worrying about something.
Even if all is going well in their lives, they’ll still be constantly thinking and analyzing.
Virgo rules the digestive system and if they feel particularly nervous, they can experience indigestion, cramping, irritability of the bowel, and other symptoms related to that area of the body.
Luckily, however, being mindful of their health helps them to overcome any uncomfortable systems quickly.
They should know that they must tackle the root cause of whatever is causing them unrest before their symptoms worsen.
Clothes that are elegant, conservative and classical yet also practical have tons of appeal to them.
They might go for understated colors and their outfits will be simple and practical. They particularly enjoy wearing classic and simple items of clothing such as turtle necks, wrap dresses and shirts.
Clothing that is bright, flashy, ornate or that shows a lot of skin is unlikely to capture their attention.
Dressing to impress won’t happen too often with these natives but if they’re heading out to a party, you can guarantee that they’ll dress to kill.
Every single item in their outfit right down to their choice of nail polish color and what their cuticles should look like, will be carefully considered and planned out well in advance.
They will not only look good but it’s imperative to them to be clean, their hair to be coiffed and they’ll need to smell absolutely delicious to boot.
Even if it takes them an entire day to get ready, they’ll be happy to invest that time to get everything looking just right.
No part of their body or outfit, however small, will go without some kind of attention. Expect their eyebrows and eyelashes to look perfect. Expect their jewellery to be clean, well-placed and considered, and even brand new.
If they’re wearing laces in their shoes, for example, each lace must be perfectly clean and perfectly neatly arranged.
Everything has to look perfect otherwise they’ll be constantly thinking and stressing about what they could have done differently and even feel disappointed with themselves for not “getting it right”.
While some people might view such intense attention to detail as being narcissistic, it’s really because they enjoy the feeling of experiencing a well-groomed, well-dressed, healthy body.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that they dress well to impress others, however. Sure, they might like turning heads — who doesn’t?
But they put a great deal of effort into their appearance mainly because they have a high level of regard for themselves.
They adore taking care of themselves and relish in expressing that self-care through a well-maintained physical appearance.
Ask them to style and dress you and they’ll just intuitively know what kind of clothes, shoes and accessories will compliment your body shape and features.
Taking the above attributes into consideration, it’s easy to see how someone with this placement might come across as having a strong feminine energy that is also grounded, practical and resilient.
Virgo energy is low-key, caring, detailed-oriented, conscientious, loyal, loving and gentle. It’s an energy we could all do with having in our lives in one form or another.
If you have a friend with this placement, they will probably always be there for you when you need them the most.
These natives need to keep an eye on their stress levels and watch out for negative thoughts that might take root in their minds and eat away at them.
Decent and consistent self-care is key to happy living for them.
Organization and note-taking is also very important to their well-being. Without it, they may feel rudderless in life and become easily consumed, confused and weighed-down by all kinds of stray thoughts and ideas.