Virgo often gets labelled as the ‘neat-freak’ of the zodiac, but this isn’t necessarily true.
Virgo is symbolised by the Maiden or Virgin carrying a shaft of corn.
This makes sense not only because Virgo season is the time of harvest in the West, but because it shows Virgo’s main trait.
The idea of sorting and harvesting corn, according to author of The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook, Sue Tompkin, could show Virgo’s “prime concern with sorting out the wheat from the chaff.”
In short, Virgo is great at eliminating what isn’t useful, writing lists, and prioritising what needs to be done now and what can be left for later.