August 28 Zodiac: Sign Personality Traits, Compatibility and More

Written by August Croft
Updated: July 10, 2023
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Virgos can over-rationalize aspects of their life simply due to overthinking them.

Spanning from August 23rd to September 22nd, an August 28 zodiac sign falls under the sign of Virgo! A mutable earth sign known for their attention to detail and practical mindset, Virgos are the sixth sign of the zodiac. If you have a birthday on August 28th and long to learn more about your personality, motivations, career path, and romantic life, astrology may be a fun, interesting place to start.

Using the ancient study of astrology as well as some insight from numerology and symbolism, we’ll be discussing all things Virgo today. And, not only will we be discussing Virgos on the whole, but we’ll also get into more detail regarding your specific Virgo birthday! Let’s not waste another second of time, something Virgo hates to do!

August 28 Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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While rational, Virgos can over-rationalize aspects of their life simply due to overthinking them!

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With precision and rational thinking, Virgos are one of the most hardworking signs of the zodiac. Feeling useful and needed are important aspects of this earth sign. And they are good at being useful: Virgos live in our physical realm as earth signs. This makes them adept at solving literal problems, especially if these problems focus on health, routine, or intellectual matters. They may not be the best sign to help you through your emotional crisis.

An August 28th Virgo is of a mutable modality. This mutability represents both a Virgo’s flexibility as well as the season in which these people are born. Virgo season happens as summer transforms into fall; this time of year is full of changeable, fickle energy. However, Virgos use this changeable energy to sustain projects, adapt in order to succeed, and remain flexible in order to truly help the people they care about.

This mutable behavior is also backed by Virgo’s ruling planet, Mercury. If you’ve ever heard of a mercurial nature, you may know that this inherently involves shifting emotions. Mercury is a planet that is constantly in motion, moving from one project, emotion, or task to the next. And a Virgo’s mind is indeed constantly in motion. Let’s learn more about Mercury’s influence on them.

Ruling Planets of an August 28 Zodiac: Mercury

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Mercury helps a Virgo communicate their ideas and thoughts to others.

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Also ruling Gemini, Mercury is a planet of alacrity and communication. In a birth chart, your Mercury placement will greatly determine your communication style, logistical processing, and forms of expression. When in charge of Virgo, Mercury lends this sign a rational, objective point of view in order to benefit those around them. It can also make a Virgo incredibly anxious, prone to overthinking, and even burnt out due to their ability to see every detail.

Because Mercury is aware of everything, all of the time. In Greek mythology, Hermes is strongly associated with Mercury. This messenger of the Gods was well-known for his cunning, his knowledge, and his speed. Virgos are inherently busy people, always aware of linear time and what information they need to share with others. This is a sign that keeps a strict calendar and schedule; Virgos are excellent planners.

However, the speed at which a Virgo processes can indeed be overwhelming to them. They are a deeply intellectual sign, but it’s easy for them to get lost in all of their thoughts. While rational, Virgos can over-rationalize aspects of their life simply due to overthinking them! However, Mercury helps a Virgo communicate their ideas and thoughts to others, helping this logical sign bridge many gaps by finding answers and solutions to problems.

An August 28th zodiac sign may want to remember that Mercury is their ruler should they ever feel overwhelmed in their own head. Mercury is a very physical planet– it needs less than 90 days to complete its orbit around the sun! That’s why Virgos can greatly benefit from physical exertion when their minds simply won’t quit.

August 28 Zodiac: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Personality of a Virgo

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Virgos have a tender, compassionate heart that longs to serve.

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In many ways, Virgos are the ultimate caretakers of the zodiac, even if their version of care looks different from yours. This is a sign capable of seeing the potential in everyone and everything; there is a relentless hopefulness in every Virgo. They truly believe that everyone can become their best selves through optimization and hard work. But this feeling often comes with passive-aggressive comments and disappointment when people can’t follow through.

Virgos are well-known for being perfectionists. While they can see all of the ways people might need improvement, an August 28th Virgo truly believes that only they need to strive for this perfection. Virgos have endless room for other people’s mistakes; they do not allow themselves the same room.

Practical and intellectual, Virgos think deeply about literally everything. They form routines, rituals, and plenty of tricks to get them through the day, optimizing any task to suit their rigid expectations. Ultimately, Virgos work hard so that you don’t have to. They are full of advice and would love to solve everyone’s problems– but every Virgo needs to learn sooner rather than later that it can be intimidating to have their problems solved by a perfectionist!

Still, Virgos have a tender, compassionate heart that longs to serve. They are the friend that will help you move, bring you takeout when you have a tough day, reassure you that your breakup was for the best. A Virgo born on August 28th means well, even if their sarcastic wit and type-A behavior sometimes mask this!

August 28 Zodiac: Numerological Significance

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An August 28th Virgo may have a bit more insight when it comes to putting themselves first.

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For a Virgo, having an August 28th birthday may assist them more than they expect. We get the number 1 when we add 2+8 and then 1+0. This is naturally a number associated with the self; the first house in astrology is all about your personality and self-motivation. Given that Virgos rarely think about themselves, preferring to solve everyone’s problems before their own, the number 1 can be a huge benefit to the Virgo personality.

In angel numbers and numerology, the number 1 represents confidence, drive, and leadership. An August 28th Virgo may have a bit more insight when it comes to putting themselves first. There may also be an authoritative tone within this particular Virgo, helping them when it comes to communicating their ideas and advice to others. A strength rests within an August 28th Virgo, whether they realize it or not.

Virgos follow Leo on the astrological wheel, learning the importance of both confidence and humility from the lion. While the number 1 may make this particular Virgo birthday a bit more like their lion neighbor, Virgos are born humble in most areas of their life. With this birthday in mind, it’s likely that an August 28th Virgo finds balance in their needs and the needs of others, more than many other Virgos!

Finally, when we look at the first sign of the zodiac (Aries), we see a huge amount of energy and drive. A Virgo so closely connected to the number 1 may bring a can-do attitude and a fresh perspective to everything they do. When this Virgo birthday is feeling confident, there’s nothing you can do to stop them!

Career Paths for an August 28 Zodiac Sign

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Given their intellect, Virgos do well in a variety of scientific or research-based careers.

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Earth signs inherently enjoy working. While Tauruses work hard in order to play hard and Capricorns work hard in order to be the boss, Virgos work hard in order to serve. There is a huge amount of motivation within a Virgo to sustain things. They enjoy contributing, helping things grow, especially in the workplace. An August 28th Virgo won’t shy away from the spotlight as other Virgos might, but they also won’t crave power (like the average Capricorn does).

Given their intellect, Virgos do well in a variety of scientific or research-based careers. Their clerical minds are also well-suited to office jobs of any type as well as personal assistant careers. In addition, Mercury rules all forms of communication, including writing and public speaking. Virgos may make wonderful journalists, authors, or activists (like famous Virgo, Bernie Sanders!).

There is a desire in all Virgos to create. They enjoy nurturing, and creative projects often require a lot of attention. Any artistic career may appeal to an August 28th Virgo, as they can contribute to something without being solely in charge of it. Likewise, any career that requires an eye for details, such as investigative or detective work, may suit a Virgo quite well.

Lastly, Virgos are associated with health and wellness, given that they are the sixth sign of the zodiac. A career in the medical field or a caretaking profession may be a natural outlet for them. So too are cleaning and organizing careers; while Virgos may not keep the most organized home for themselves, they can easily help others get their lives in order!

August 28 Zodiac in Relationships and Love

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Virgos are natural fixers, but they shouldn’t consider their relationships as a problem to be solved.

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Love isn’t always obvious to a Virgo, given just how many other things are on their mind. Like other earth signs, Virgos take a while to open up in romantic relationships, preferring to wait until they’ve found someone they can fully trust. However, despite their perfectionistic tendencies, Virgos are often attracted to a variety of people. They enjoy people who can offer them different perspectives. And they secretly enjoy partners that might be dubbed “fixer uppers”.

While an August 28th Virgo will be able to better assert themselves in a relationship compared to other Virgos, this is still a sign that can benefit from avoiding partners that ask too much of them. Virgos are natural fixers, but they shouldn’t consider their relationships as a problem to be solved. This sign can definitely benefit from a match built on confidence, independence, and mutual reassurance!

When in love, Virgos bring their trademark practicality and caring heart into all aspects of the relationship. They enjoy building their daily routines with a partner; they enjoy the simple things in life and expect their partner to appreciate them too. It can help a Virgo to love someone who is an optimist, someone who can help a Virgo get out of their own way and enjoy the beautiful life they work so hard to maintain!

Matches and Compatibility for August 28 Zodiac Signs

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Virgos will love how intense and interesting Scorpios are, while Scorpios will want to protect Virgos.

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Given just how long it can take a Virgo to open up and reveal their true selves, an insightful, caring sign matches well with them. However, an August 28th Virgo may be a bit better about communicating their needs in a relationship compared to other Virgos, given their connection to the number 1! Therefore, ways of living as well as means of communicating should be considered.

Same-element signs naturally understand each other when it comes to communicating and ways of being, which is why Virgos match well with other earth signs. However, this particular Virgo birthday may long for someone equally independent; cardinal signs may appeal to this Virgo, as well as intellectual and stimulating air signs.

Remember that there are no poor matches in astrology; it isn’t something you should base your entire love life around. However, with all of these factors in mind, here are some matches for Virgo that might last longer than others:

  • Scorpio. Capable of noticing everything that a caring Virgo does, Scorpios match well with this sign. Virgos will love how intense and interesting Scorpios are, while Scorpios will want to protect Virgos. This is a nurturing match, especially emotionally. 
  • Leo. While this match can often feel uneven, an August 28th Virgo may be especially attracted to the confidence of Leo. A fixed fire sign, Leos are fiercely protective, loving, and generous. They will notice how caring and thoughtful Virgo is, which may offer an August 28th Virgo a long-term partnership.

Historical Figures and Celebrities Born on August 28th

Just how many Virgos have been born on August 28th throughout history? We can’t say for certain, but there are definitely plenty of big names that share this birthday with you! Here’s an incomplete list of some fellow August 28th zodiac signs:

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (author and philosopher)
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton (Catholic saint)
  • Edward Burne-Jone (painter)
  •  Louis Le Prince (inventor)
  • Jack Kirby (cartoonist)
  • Rita Dove (poet)
  • Luis Guzmán (actor)
  • Ai Weiwei (activist)
  • Jennifer Coolidge (actor)
  • Scott Hamilton (figure skater)
  • David Fincher (director)
  • Shania Twain (singer)
  • Jack Black (actor)
  • Sheryl Sandberg (business executive)
  • LeAnn Rimes (singer)
  • Armie Hammer (actor)
  • Florence Welch (singer)
  • Trixie Mattel (drag queen)

Important Events That Occurred on August 28th

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August 28th, 1963 marks the famous “I Have a Dream” speech from Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr.

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Throughout history, August 28th has had many important events. As early as 1609, Henry Hudson first discovered Delaware Bay. And in 1789, William Herschel found and named one of Saturn’s moons: Enceladus. Jumping ahead to 1907, this date is attributed to the founding of UPS, or the United Parcel Service! And even further ahead, August 28th, 1963 marks the famous “I Have a Dream” speech from Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr.

As with all birthdays and days in history, August 28th holds many noteworthy events. Happy Virgo season to one and all, and may August 28th have many historical events for years to come!

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August Croft is a writer at A-Z Animals where their primary focus is on astrology, symbolism, and gardening. August has been writing a variety of content for over 4 years and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater from Southern Oregon University, which they earned in 2014. They are currently working toward a professional certification in astrology and chart reading. A resident of Oregon, August enjoys playwriting, craft beer, and cooking seasonal recipes for their friends and high school sweetheart.

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