Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac, ruled by Mercury. In Vedic astrology, last pada (one of the four) of Punarvasu, Pushya and Ashlesha nakshatras are covered by this Zodiac sign. In Sidereal Astrology (that is in Vedic or Indian Astrology), Sun is in this sign from roughly September 17th to October 16th, while according to Western astrology corresponding to Tropical zodiac, sun covers this sign from August 23rd to September 22. Virgo is a Feminine, Negative, Earth, Mutable, Human, Talking and Semi-fertile sign. Virgo born have big head, shining face and forehead, thin and long nose, long arms and legs, slim and delicate figure and dark hairs . Virgo born are intelligent, polite, humorous, neat and clean, soft spoken, shy, sensitive, methodical, well-mannered, honest, studious, lover of philosophy and metaphysics, speaker, organizer, imaginative, pious, contended, loyal, secretive and dedicated. They can also be argumentative, critical, selfish, careless, miserly, unsocial, intolerant and pretentious. These general characteristics of Virgo born are influenced by the planetary aspects and positions in the horoscope. In Vedic astrology, Mercury, Moon, and Venus are functional benefics for this sign. When Saturn in transit is in Leo (Simha), Virgo(kanya) and Libra (Thula), Virgo born undergo Sade Sati.