Being a Virgo born on August 31st, you are well known for your trustworthiness, discipline and caring nature. You have a strong understanding people and use this ability to identify the best way to help others. Likewise, you find little reason to manipulate, preferring to be honest and trustworthy over all else. In matters of work, you meet tasks with a strong attention to detail and dedication. These qualities make you a valued friend and employee.

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The Virgo's paired element is earth and in fact, you are the only zodiac sign with a fixed relationship with the element. Earth's influence can be witnessed in your wholly grounded nature. You often utilize your practicality to maintain realistic goals and expectations. You have an appreciation for all that stimulates the senses and subsequently have an interest in the material world. Embracing earth's positive qualities will assist you on your path to success in life, however, be aware that too much prudence may cause you to be overly cautious in all aspects of life.

Your sign's ruling planet is Mercury, but as you were born in the first Decan, or part, of the sign, you actually have twice Mercury's influence. Mercury is the planet of communication, which explains your mental agility and exceptional social skills. You use your mental ability in all aspects of your life, especially in work and in caring for others. Your planetary influence allows for your innate ability to lock into a task, rarely missing a single detail. Although your material pursuits are an important part of your sense of success, make sure to develop close relationships. You are loyal and dependable in relationships and you must find others that share in these values.

While choosing a career is one of the greatest challenges in life, your natural social skills and generosity make a wide range of careers available for you to pursue. Your attention to detail may be well-suited for business, science or finance. Similarly, your social skills would be well-paired in a career in sales or education. If you are more interested in creative expression, the entertainment world may be more appealing to you. The successful careers of comedian Chris Tucker and actor Richard Gere, who were also born on August 31st, should serve as motivation.

The Sabian Symbol for your birthday is an expressionist painter at work. Although you have a respect for tradition, you may have developed your own individual values. Embrace your originality and find a way to express it. Doing so could bring you a strong sense of fulfillment.

Here are a few Virgo celebrities born on August 31st and their romantic connections and associated sign:

Richard Gere (Virgo) and Cindy Crawford (Pisces)
Deborah Gibson (Virgo) and Lorenzo Lamas (Aquarius)

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August 31 is associated with Birthday Number 3
August 31 is associated with Tarot Card 8 of Pentacles

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