When you think of a Virgo, what characteristics come to mind? While astrology isn’t everything, it can have a decent amount of insight into what it’s like to be an August 27 zodiac sign. Because, if you call this day your birthday, you are indeed a Virgo sun! The sixth sign of the zodiac occurring from August 23rd to September 22nd, Virgos are helpful, practical, and so much more than the perfectionistic traits they are so often associated with.
In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at all things Virgo, but especially all of you special Virgos born on August 27th. While astrology, symbology, and numerology aren’t going to tell you everything about yourself, all of these concepts will likely shine some light on your inner workings. Let’s find out just how truthful astrology is about you now!
August 27 Zodiac Sign: Virgo
There is a groundedness to each and every Virgo sun. As a mutable earth sign, Virgos are motivated by real life, all of the practical day-to-day things that keep us going. And, with a mutable nature, Virgos have a variety of things that keep them going! Whether it be their favorite coffee shop or a well-loved pair of boots, Virgos know that devoting themselves to and maintaining what they love in life is the best way for them to be happy.
However, it’s easy for the average Virgo to lose themselves in maintaining. Veering from their routine, their responsibilities, can be anxiety-inducing for a Virgo. In addition to this, an August 27th Virgo may struggle with setting boundaries, particularly with the people they love. This is a sign that longs to help others, often at the expense of themselves.
Still though, there is so much that a Virgo can do and will do for others. This earth sign works hard because they know that the hard work is worth doing so that life can be fully enjoyed. They just may need a bit of help when it comes to remembering the pleasures of life rather than simply toiling for toil’s sake!
But where might a Virgo’s tireless perseverance come from? For that, we turn to our planets. Every zodiac sign has a planet that oversees or rules them. For Virgo, that planet is Mercury.
Ruling Planets of an August 27 Zodiac: Mercury
Once you fully understand everything that falls under Mercury’s control, the average Virgo personality makes a bit more sense. In charge of our communication skills, creative and intellectual ideas, and capacity for observation, Mercury instills all of these things into Virgo. Whereas Mercury’s other sign, Gemini, leans into the curious and sociable parts of this planet, Virgos prefer to maintain intellectual and pragmatic motivations.
Long associated with Hermes, the speedy and winged messenger of the Gods, Mercury lends Virgos an impeccable sense of time. Planning, organizing, and efficiently getting a job done are all components of this sign. If you need something done with a deadline and you don’t want to have to send reminders, ask a Virgo. Chances are, they’ve already made 5 reminders in their phone and will remind you about your project deadlines.
Rationalization and endless possibilities all fall under Mercury’s reign. And these endless possibilities are both a blessing and a curse to the average Virgo. This is a sign that truly sees the potential in anything, in anyone. But reality often makes a cynic out of the average Virgo, especially when this perfectionist can’t find a solution on the first try. They will likely find one on the second try, but Virgos hate wasting their efforts or energy on anything inefficient.
If you’re a Virgo or you know a Virgo, it’s important to help them relax. Mercury is constantly buzzing in their heads, lending them more ideas and inspirations than they know what to do with. And a Virgo will hate wasting these ideas. But they will have to learn how to let things go in order to slow down and completely enjoy life!
August 27 Zodiac: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Personality of a Virgo
In many ways, a Virgo’s biggest strengths are also their biggest weaknesses. This mutable earth sign is the sixth sign of the zodiac. In astrology, the sixth house is known as the house of wellness, health, and routines. All of these things naturally speak to a Virgo. If you know a Virgo, you may admire their commitment to their physical, mental, or spiritual health. However, this is a sign that can take this commitment too far; a Virgo longs to always be improving, even when it takes a toll on them.
The sixth house also speaks of our ability to take care of our own selves so that we can better serve others. As the sixth sign, Virgos mark the halfway point on the astrological wheel. The first six signs of the zodiac are more in-tune with their own needs rather than the needs of others, while the latter six signs focus their goals on humanity instead of themselves. Virgos ride the line between these two concepts, which is why they long to help others.
Helping people is an instinct to any and all Virgos. This is a sign that loves being useful, and this usefulness manifests best when you ask a Virgo for help. However, the rigid, perfectionistic ways in which a Virgo accomplishes things can be extremely intimidating. It is often difficult for people to ask this sign for help, as it is easy to feel judged or looked down on by them. This is never a Virgo’s intention, of course, but it is certainly a part of how Virgos operate.
August 27 Zodiac: Numerological Significance
We’ve discussed the personality of a Virgo at length, but how can we address the specific personality of a Virgo born on August 27th? For this, we turn to numerology. Adding 2+7, the number 9 manifests in this birthday, and this is a potent number in numerology and angel numbers. As the final single digit number, the number 9 portends ends, accomplishment, wisdom, and the ability to see the full picture.
Oftentimes, Virgos get lost in the details of things. While this is a sign that understands how to use their skills to benefit the greater good or the whole, it’s easy for them to get overwhelmed by minute things. With the number 9 so present in this Virgo birthday, people born on this day may have a better grasp of the whole of a situation. They are less likely to get bogged down or lost in minor things, which means they can be of better service to others.
In astrology, the ninth house is associated with philosophy, travel, and expansion. It is Jupiter’s house and connected to the mutable fire sign, Sagittarius. A Virgo so closely linked to the number 9 may feel this expansive energy as they navigate their day-to-day lives. Traveling, spiritual pursuits, and education in many forms may appeal to this Virgo birthday more than others.
No matter what, this is a wise, somewhat spontaneous number. It is a fantastic influence on normally-anxious and rigid Virgo! It likely helps this earth sign to honor the mutability found within, allowing them comfort in their own knowledge and skills. This is a Virgo that sees both the details and the big picture; it’s a powerful birthday, to be sure.
August 27 Zodiac in Relationships and Love
It may come as a surprise to hear that the average Virgo struggles when it comes to romance. This is a sign that adores taking care of others, hearing about their daily lives, fully understanding all of the little nuances that make us people. But Virgos struggle to open themselves up. They are more than happy to hear everything about you; they crave this. But they will not be so forthcoming with their own thoughts and feelings and experiences.
This isn’t because Virgos mean to be mysterious (like Scorpios). They simply have a hard time sorting through what’s important in their head, and they never want to overwhelm their partner. However, a Virgo born on August 27th may have a better understanding of how they can share parts of themselves to strengthen a relationship rather than remaining cool and aloof.
This is often why Virgos fall for their friends. It takes them a bit of time to open up to people, which is why friendships are an easy route for this earth sign to take when it comes to finding love. A Virgo’s best friend will also likely understand just how much Virgos do for them, which will help both parties feel appreciated and loved in the relationship!
Matches and Compatibility for August 27 Zodiac Signs
Finding a compatible match for a Virgo can be easier than you think. Virgos find everyone fascinating, particularly fixer-uppers. While this isn’t always a healthy habit, Virgos are surprisingly not as superficial as other signs when it comes to their partner’s attractiveness. Remember that Virgos see the possibilities in anyone and anything, which is why they might date a wide swathe of people!
However, communication and emotional compatibility are important factors for an August 27th Virgo to consider when seeking love. That’s why these matches may serve this Virgo birthday better than others:
- Scorpio. The fixed nature of Scorpio allows an August 27th Virgo some stability, while their watery element helps this Virgo connect to their more emotional side. Scorpios will fiercely protect this particular Virgo birthday, noticing each and every detail that their Virgo does for them in order to make them feel special.
- Aquarius. Another fixed sign, Aquarius and Virgo don’t often last forever. However, the airy nature of the average Aquarius will fascinate an August 27th Virgo endlessly. This is a match that can definitely make it work so long as they learn how to communicate with one another. Virgos and Aquarians are intellectual equals, after all!
Career Paths for an August 27 Zodiac Sign
Given just how prevalent the number 9 is in the birthday of an August 27th Virgo, there are a number of career options that might call to this earth sign. The ninth house represents philosophy and broadened thinking after all, which may mean this Virgo is drawn to many different careers. Travel may feature heavily in the life path of this Virgo birthday, and higher learning such as graduate school may also be on the table.
All Virgos enjoy working, especially if they aren’t the boss or CEO of anyone else. They prefer a position in the background or in ways that allow them to contribute without taking the spotlight. Given the philosophical leanings of the number 9, an August 27th Virgo may be interested in careers in ethics, education, or psychology.
Excellent caretakers, Virgos also do well in medicinal fields or wellness jobs. These are also often careers that require higher education and dedication, things that this Virgo will have no problem with. Nursing, pharmaceuticals, and hospice care may be positions that attract this particular birthday. Likewise, educating young people may appeal to this number 9-ruled sign, which may mean advising or teaching children of all ages will interest them.
No matter the career, it’s important for a Virgo to never bite off more than they can chew! It’s incredibly easy for this mutable sign to agree to one too many projects or jobs. By allowing more time for their hobbies and interests, Virgos can contribute to their workplace in a more welcoming and fulfilling capacity.
Historical Figures and Celebrities Born on August 27th
When it comes to fellow Virgos that share this birthday with you, there are quite a few famous ones. While we can’t list every single one, here are only a few people that have been born on August 27th throughout history!:
- Maria van Oosterwijck (painter)
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (philosopher)
- Carl Bosch (chemist)
- Katharine McCormick (philanthropist)
- Charles Rolls (manufacturer)
- Man Ray (artist)
- Leon Theremin (inventor)
- Ed Gein (serial killer)
- Lyndon B. Johnson (US President)
- Ira Levin (author)
- Don Miguel Ruiz (author)
- Pee-Wee Herman (actor)
- Kathy Hochul (politician)
- Tom Ford (designer)
- Avril Haines (lawyer)
- Cesar Millan (dog professional)
- Sarah Chalke (actor)
- Aaron Paul (actor)
- Sebastian Kurz (politician)
- Alexa Vega (actor)
Important Events That Occurred on August 27th
August 27th has been a major day throughout history. Starting things off with a bang, this date in 1883 is when Krakatoa erupted, killing over 40,000 people. And in 1918, the Spanish Flu had its second major sweep through the United States, and its most deadly wave at that. Cuba declared war on this day in 1942, on Germany, Italy, and Japan in particular. In lighter news, August 27th, 1955 is the date that the very first Guinness Book of World Records was published!
Jumping ahead to 2008, August 27th was the official date that eventual US President Barack Obama was first nominated. And this same date in 2020 was when Mike Pence accepted his Vice Presidential nomination as well. Who’s to say what might happen on August 27th in the coming years?
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