On the long spectrum that separates humans between logical and emotional polarities, Virgo falls strongly on the logical side. They are the zodiac’s great perfectionists and are constantly seeking to improve and outdo themselves. They are reliable, dependable, rational, and meticulously detail-oriented—some would say obsessively so.
But when you constantly seek perfection and won’t settle for second-best, you often wind up empty-handed. And people who aren’t as concerned with excellence might see Virgos as critical, uptight, and even a little insulting—but in many cases, such people are only compensating for the fact that Virgo’s discipline and poise makes them feel sloppy, weak, and disorganized.
For all of their rationality, though, Virgos are also deeply caring and attentive, sometimes to their own detriment. Selfish people will view Virgo’s innate generosity as a weakness and seek to exploit it. When seeking out a soulmate, Virgo needs to avoid people who are undisciplined, unprincipled, and want to piggyback on Virgo’s sense of responsibility.
These are the four zodiac signs who are best able to lift Virgo up without dragging them down.
Pisces and Virgo are sister signs, meaning they occupy opposite ends of the zodiac wheel. Their personalities are like night and day, summer and winter. Pisces is extremely emotional, while Virgo is obsessively rational. Although this has the potential to be a bad thing where you have two people who don’t even speak the same emotional language, the magical secret here is that each one of them has what the other one lacks. Like people on opposite sides of a see-saw, there might be a little bit of back-and-forth, a touch of up-and-down at the beginning of the relationship, but over time they intuitively learn how to find and maintain balance. Pisces is the one who will get a flat tire from driving too close to the sidewalk, and Virgo is the one they call in the middle of the night to come out and fix their tire. Virgo is the one who gives themselves a headache planning for a business meeting, and Pisces is the one who calms them down with a foot rub and a hot washcloth placed soothingly on the forehead. The emotional Pisces keeps Virgo from getting bored, and the rational Virgo prevents Pisces from going crazy.
Left to their own devices, Virgo works hard and Cancer feels hard. But Cancer knows that deep inside Virgo is a deeply emotive, compassionate, affectionate, and even tactile lover. Virgo knows that deep inside Cancer is a practical, responsible, and sometimes even logical person. When they come together as lovers, they do an elaborate tango, trying to lure and tease and summon these latent, undiscovered, and untapped traits out of one another. Cancer will gently coax Virgo into letting all their bottled-up emotions explode like a foamy, uncorked champagne bottle. And Virgo will calmly yet firmly teach Cancer how to make lists and set goals and quit procrastinating and making excuses. If they can make it work, they will bring out the best in each other and leave the worst behind them.
Ruled by Venus, Taurus is naturally inclined toward romance, beauty, sensuality, lavish indulgences, and shameless displays of affection. But they are also Earth signs, so they are logical enough that they don’t let themselves get too carried away. Virgo is hyper-rational and disciplined, yet also kind and supportive. So you’re dealing with a lusty Bull and a slightly reserved Virgin, which all makes for an absurdly elevated amount of intrigue and sexual tension! All it takes is the right come-on line, the right look in their eye, and a hint of a seductive smirk, and before you know it, the Bull has broken down all of Virgo’s defenses and has made them their own.
When you pair two Earth signs, you’re starting with a solid foundation. Ruled by Saturn, Capricorn is famously the most hardworking, cautious, pragmatic, analytical, and goal-oriented out of all the star signs. Virgo also has a well-earned reputation of being dedicated, committed, and detail-oriented. But Virgo is a fixed modality, meaning they can be a wee bit stodgy, uptight, stubborn, and unyielding. They can be so fixed that maybe it’s better to describe them as “cemented.” By contrast, Capricorn is a mutable modality, meaning they know how to compromise, persuade, and find workarounds to resolve stalemates and standoffs that don’t benefit anyone. That’s because while Virgo may get lost in the details, Capricorn sees the bigger picture. So Virgo draws up the blueprint, while Capricorn brings it to life. And while all of this may sound very unromantic and like it only applies to the office, it translates equally well to the bedroom.