Virgo Rising Sign: All about the Virgo Ascendant

A Virgo Rising, or the Virgo Ascendant, in your chart means you’re innately tuned in to the needs of everyone around you.

All about Virgo Rising/The Virgo Ascendant

Generosity is your compass and you’ll readily make a sacrifice in the name of greater good.

Are you a Virgo Rising?

Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign the ascendant was in when you were born if you’re unsure. To accurately determine your ascendant, you will need to know your birth time. The rising sign or the ascendant is always “in” your first house—in fact it’s the very first degree or the beginning cusp, found at the 9 o’clock point on every chart. Don’t have your birth certificate? If you were born in the United States, you can write to the Office of Vital Records in your birth state for a copy.

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The ascendant changes zodiac signs about every two hours. Since the sun rises and sets at different times depending on the season, a person born at 10:00 a.m. in April would have a vastly different ascendant than someone born at 10:00 a.m. in November. Fun fact: If you were born at sunrise (or within two hours of it), your ascendant will likely be the same sign as your Sun sign (e.g., Taurus with a Taurus rising—or a “double Taurus”).

Traits of Virgo Rising/The Virgo Ascendant

Is that you, giving the world service with a smile? With helpful Virgo as your ascendant, you’re innately tuned in to the needs of everyone around you. This zodiac sign is ruled by analytical, systematic Mercury, which is also a people-focused planet.

Of course, your helpful side isn’t always sugar-sweet. Virgo is the critic. When something’s out of order, you’re the first to spot the flaw, whether it’s a misspelled word or a distastefully chosen accessory that deserves a citation from the fashion police (well, as far as you’re concerned).

This detail-driven trait gives you a talent for any task requiring precision, from baking to editing to drawing up architectural plans. However, you can easily fall prey to perfectionism, tearing up your own work a thousand times before deeming it presentable. At times you may come across as rigid or judgmental. Charitable work can help to soften this trait, reminding you that we are all human beings trying to do our best. And yes, that includes you too!

Virgo Rising is youthful

As the sign of the virgin, this ascendant blesses you with a youthful appearance. You may never lose your childlike grin or the impish sparkle in your eyes. Many Virgo risings have an angelic appearance: dimples, soft features, ringlet curls. 

Since Virgo rules the abdominal area, you may boast chiseled abs or a long waist. Digestive sensitivities can be an issue, but regardless, this wellness-focused ascendant can make you an evangelist of clean eating. You might not even touch your food unless it comes with a label like “organic” or “non GMO.” You enjoy learning about health and fitness, especially since a Virgo rising can bring a touch of hypochondria. Regular workouts and eating a balanced diet go a long way to combat the anxiety that this ascendant churns up.

Having this earth sign as your ascendant makes clean and natural your ethos for everything. Organic cotton, sustainable brands and undyed fabrics, your fashion style is as meticulous as you are. You love wearing meaningful jewelry and clothes with a moving story, like being hand-sewn by women in a developing nation. Whenever there’s a chance to share your high-minded values, you’ll happily do so, inspiring others to elevate along with you!

Celebrities and famous people with Virgo Rising

Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Renée Zellweger, Helen Hayes, Steve Jobs, Kris Jenner, Dolly Parton, Elizabeth Banks, Brooke Shields, Mozart, Kurt Kobain, Keanu Reeves, Tom Hanks

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