Characteristics of Virgo
Virgo is taken as the sixth among 12 zodiac signs, in Vedic astrology. It is ruled by Mercury. It features three nakshatras. The last three quarters of Uttaraphalguni, all four quarters of Hasta and the first two quarters of Chitra nakshatra fall in this sign. This sign features 9 navamshas ranging from Capricorn to Virgo. Capricorn to Pisces navamshas are ruled by Uttaraphalguni, Aries to Cancer navamshas are ruled by Hasta and Leo to Virgo navamshas are ruled by Chitra nakshatra. Virgo represents earth element and it is taken as a feminine sign.
Looking at characteristics of Virgo; it is a practical, logical, thoughtful, rational, materialistic, hard-working, analytical and calculative sign. Natives under its influence may build their way to top in calculated and planned manners. Such natives may pay great attention to details and they may try to achieve perfection in whatever they do. They may be good or very good with speech and they may take good interest in complex mathematical and scientific pursuits. They may be picky, critical, uptight, skeptical and fussy. The may have significant/strong tendencies to keep themselves fit and engage in various types of sports, exercises and creative fields.
Though Virgo represents a number of characteristics; different planets may embrace different characteristics when placed in this sign. Mercury and Rahu may utilize most of its characteristics. Hence they may be very strong or strong in Virgo; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Saturn may be strong or it may have significant strength in Virgo; depending on its nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Mars may perform very well, well or poorly in Virgo; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Venus and Ketu may perform poorly or very poorly in Virgo; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign.
Within this sign, various planets may have different strengths based on their nakshatra and navamsha placements. Taking an example, Mercury may be very strong when placed in Virgo navamsha of Chitra nakshatra within the sign of Virgo whereas it may be strong but not very strong when placed in Pisces navamsha of Uttaraphalguni nakshatra within the same sign. Taking another example, Mars may perform poorly when placed in Cancer navamsha of Hasta, it may perform well when placed in Aries navamsha of Hasta and it may perform very well when placed in Capricorn navamsha of Uttaraphalguni nakshatra; within the sign of Virgo.