Being a Virgo born on August 24th, you are known for your trustworthiness, discipline and generosity. While others struggle to focus and stay on task, you take to tasks with great attention to detail. Your work ethic is greatly appreciated by your employers and peers, but your generosity may be your greatest quality. There are few things that you wouldn't be willing to do for a loved one and you often find that you cater to the needs of friends and family over your own.

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The Virgo is an earth element and in fact, you are the only zodiac sign with a fixed relationship with earth. The influence of earth is reflected in your grounded and realistic demeanor. You have an appreciation for the world around you and make sure to keep your head out of the clouds. Earth's influence makes you prudent, but it may also make you overly cautious. Take care to realize when your cautiousness has transitioned into the realm of conservatism.

Your sign's ruling planet is Mercury, but because you were born in the first Decan, or part, of the sign, you receive a double dose of Mercury's influence. Being the planet of communication, Mercury is directly connected to your mental agility, cleverness and intellect. Your quick mind is matched well with your practical nature and explains for your unmatched ability to remain focused and disciplined. You have the ability to achieve your goals and the intelligence to realize when your expectations are unrealistic. Although you can be prudent in your personal dealings, your extreme generosity makes you far less reserved when helping others is the focus. Take time to develop close, loving relationships, as you will find great sense fulfillment in being dependable and faithful.

As a great communicator and caring person, you will have no problem finding a career path in which you can be successful. Your compassion and kindness, may be well-served in people-based careers, such as teaching or counseling. Similarly, your attention to detail and organizational skills would make a career in finance, research or finance a viable option as well. If you are more artistically inclined, the world of entertainment may be very appealing. The entertaining acting styles of Dave Chappelle and Rupert Grint, who were also born on August 24th, should serve as encouragement.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is a large white cross dominating the landscape on the top of a hill. From isolation and hardship, one gains wisdom and compassion. If you are experiencing a particularly tough stretch, try to focus on the lesson life is giving you, rather than dwelling on your misfortune.

Here are a few Virgo celebrities born on August 24th and their romantic connections and associated sign:

Vince McMahon (Virgo) and Linda McMahon (Libra)
Craig Kilborn (Virgo) and Amber Smith (Pisces)

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August 24 is associated with Birthday Number 5
August 24 is associated with Tarot Card 8 of Pentacles