Dark Side of Virgo: Backbiting, Gossipy, Critical, Blaming
Clean-Freak Virgo Dishes the Dirt
The daily celebrity gossip show TMZ airs video clips of Hollywood stars caught on the run. Then the TMZ staff, a little clique of nobodies, ridicules the videos. TMZ was conceived and founded by a Virgo, Harvey Levin (born Sept. 2), first as a website and then a TV show, and it exemplifies negative Virgo values and the way Virgo makes enemies.
Virgos are their own ideal, but negative Virgo is secretly insecure and therefore cannot tolerate other people's faults or sins. It's always others who lied or copycatted, not them, and the doctor gave Virgo an infection at the hospital. They aren't lying, but they are wired for negativity. Poor innocent Virgo seems insulted or victimized at every turn: A driver cut them off, their Match.com date tried to make a pass, the nail salon gave them plantar warts, and so on. Turn your back and Virgo will tell everyone about what you did to them, or about how tacky your clothes are. This is their way of staying better than everyone else.
Negative Virgo makes enemies almost as a hobby. They call friendly people "condescending" or invent cruel nicknames. Ruled by the planet Mercury, Virgos have whip-smart critical and analytical minds, see through everybody, and if their natal Mercury is in Virgo, they tattle. Never tell a Virgo your secrets. Even when Virgos selflessly sit by your hospital bed, they are collecting juicy details and are hoping to be written into your will. Nitpickers and brown-noses, negative Virgos make great secretaries, copyeditors, stylists, clerks, and servers. Many like to work around powerful people because it generates good gossip. Negative Virgos are also cheap, wearing sweats and cleaning their little apartments every Saturday, but they lust after luxury cars, and some even buy them. They fancy themselves fashion authorities. The "Ten Worst Dressed Women List" was created by Richard Blackwell, a Virgo (August 29); no surprise there.
Virgos are born from August 23— September 22
You've Heard About Virgos and Addiction?
Talented Virgos like B.B. King (Sept. 16) or Beyoncé (Sept. 4) can stay popular for years; they are competitive and business-minded. Negative Virgo superstars can become so self-conscious and self-critical that they will go into hiding, like Michael Jackson (August 29) or Greta Garbo (Sept. 18). Almost every list of Virgo traits includes a propensity for addiction (River Phoenix, August 23; Amy Winehouse, Sept. 14; Hank Williams, Sept. 17). All signs can be addicts—we need individual charts to determine the likelihood— but it is extra hard for Virgos, who believe in perfection, to accept it when they are the ones who need to change. Negative Virgos try to keep their addictions hidden. I know a Virgo who leaves her dinner guests and hides in her garden shed to sneak a smoke and after five-day alcohol benders tells friends and bosses she had "the flu." Virgos are not stupid and they know when change is called for, but to them, change means plastic surgery, not psychotherapy.
Want to stop a Virgo's tattling and gossip? Say, "Stop your tattling and gossip." They will be horrified and ashamed.
By now, everyone knows Virgos aren't always virgins. The women love sex because it's all about them and they can talk about it later, but don't muss their hair or bedspreads. Sex has to be on Virgo's terms and preferably on someone else's turf, so negative Virgo men have no problem paying for it, like Hugh Grant (Sept. 9) and Charlie Sheen (Sept. 3) or paying a surrogate to have their kids or raise them, and when Virgo males are bored, a favorite kink is public sex acts (Pee Wee Herman, August 27; Anthony Weiner, Sept. 4), which embarrasses their people and ruins their careers.