Busy-bee Virgo loves to work. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, you're constantly thinking and strategizing. You always need something to do! Obsessed with organization, many Virgos end up as office managers, or running a bustling department. Your detail-oriented mind keeps track of every little item, and you're always planning ahead. Filing, labeling, managing data—what seems like a chore to others is a fun day at the office for you. You can't stand seeing things out of place! You'd be a great interior designer or clutter consultant, helping people organize their spaces and minimize junk. (Ironically, you hate throwing anything away yourself, but at least you organize it in neat, ever-growing piles.)
With your sharp mind and keen listening skills, you make an excellent journalist, Virgo. You know how to get the facts and put a great story together! You're not afraid to ask people tough questions and get to the bottom of a story. You're fascinated by what makes people tick, and love to learn about each person you meet. That also makes you a great therapist, social worker or human resources director. Many Virgos are also whizzes at accounting, and as an Earth sign, you excel in natural sciences like biology or botany. You love being outdoors, so why not make nature your virtual office? You have quite a green thumb, and are great with gardening, too.
As the ruler of the zodiac's sixth house of health and organization, a lot of Virgos end up in healing professions, working as yoga teachers, acupuncturists or nutritionists. Quite likely you have a cabinet full of vitamins and herbal remedies, so you'll always be the unofficial office doctor, no matter where you work.
Bottom line, you've got plenty of options. The only thing that can mess with a Virgo's success is your perfectionism. Virgo is a highly self-critical sign, and you may avoid going for your dream job because you think you aren't ready. Take a risk and try! Chances are, you're way more qualified than you think. Also, your ruler Mercury makes you an information magnet. You're always the first to hear office gossip, but avoid the temptation to spread it.
Lastly, know when to chill. If you take your detail obsession overboard, you can turn into a workaholic and a control freak, intimidating co-workers. Remember, everyone has to go home sometime, and that includes you!
Speaking of home, you're in your element there. Operating a business out of your house or apartment is not uncommon. Domestic by nature, freelancing gives you the dream-come-true ability to lounge in your PJs while being productive. However, with your neat freak streak, you are easily distracted by "cleanup projects" or other household chores that need to be done. When the phone rings, you'll drop your work to help a friend work through her latest micro-drama. For this reason, you may be better off renting office space for your entrepreneurial ventures. Just be sure to decorate it with the cozy touches that make it feel like home.
Best Careers for Virgo: Journalist, office manager, veterinarian, biologist, accountant, social worker, systems designer, project manager, holistic healer, nutritionist