Virgo Women are persistent, disciplined and productive. They are driven toward perfection but ever methodical in their approach to life. Such notable examples include those of historical and modern day accomplishment. These women are depicted by the Virgin, but should not be characterized literally. Rather the relatable qualities of the association include humility and humanity. One such example was the first female American astronaut, Christa McAuliffe, who won the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, posthumously.
McAuliffe was a private citizen selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to go into space in 1985; described as an outstanding teacher with a dream to ride on the space shuttle. She beat out more than 11,000 other teachers who applied to NASA for the title of first teacher in space.
Virgo, an Element of Earth
Adding to the practicality of this sign is the element Earth. Women born under the sixth sign of the zodiac are thus grounded, much like the aligned building blocks of nature. These women have a strong will of duty. They believe in works for the greater good of mankind, i.e., Queen Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen. Queen Elizabeth I, is renown for founding the Church of England and for being one of the first hereditary sovereigns to rule for the good of her people. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her legacy was long (1558-1603), unique to the time and a favorable rule as supported by her country and her decision to govern by utilizing a group of advisors. She personified the abiding strength of the Virgo born with sound judgment, an acute mind and a determined attention to detail.
Virgo Governed by Mercury
Finally, Virgo women are not idle. The governing planet Mercury rules over Virgo. It moves around the zodiac very quickly. This is perhaps why Virgo women operate in mental overdrive and thus accomplish a great deal. Modern day Virgos depicting this nature include the infamous Beyoncé Knowles, Cameron Diaz, Gloria Estefan and of course, Mother Teresa. Knowles and Estefan are Grammy award winning singers and songwriters. Diaz is a well-established actress and producer. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace prize in 1979 for her selfish many works around the globe. She inspired millions because of her absolute devotion to ailing and impoverished worlds. Service and loyalty being another embodied quality of Virgo women. These Earth signers though earnestly driven, are tempered by their innate ability to build their own solid surroundings.