When Aries and Virgo come together, they may at first think they have nothing in common and not much to learn from each other. This is a relationship that takes time to develop, and each partner must learn to understand where the other is coming from. In many ways, Aries and Virgo are opposites: Aries is brash, dominant and aggressive, always jumping into new things, usually impatient. Virgo is detail oriented and quiet, even shy, and works patiently toward goals. Because of their many differences, Aries and Virgo can learn a great deal from each other once they look beyond the surface.
Early in the relationship, Aries and Virgo may see nothing in each other but their faults. Aries may seem too brash, and Virgo may seem fussy. Once they stop learning about each others faults and begin focusing on their strengths, they'll discover a great deal. Aries teaches Virgo about fun and excitement, about the spontaneity that is often missing in Virgo's life. Virgo teaches Aries patience and attention to detail, the knowledge that the little things are important, too. Aries may feel Virgo is overly critical, but they will teach their partner to take things less seriously. Virgo may accuse Aries of being ill-mannered and impulsive, but can teach them to be polite and value hard work.
Aries is ruled by the Planet Mars, and Virgo is ruled by the Planet Mercury. The soldiers of Mars want to rush out and fight, without preplanning or strategizing. Conversely, Virgo wants to analyze everything and work out all the details before committing to action. Both Signs need to take the time to see the value of their partner's approach; Aries can teach Virgo to be less critical and more spontaneous, at the same time gaining stability from Virgo's even keel.
Aries is a Fire Sign, and Virgo is an Earth Sign. Aries begins a new project based on whim and interest, while Virgo is more analytical. Virgo will weigh all options before devoting their serious effort, while Aries simply sees what they want and dive in! Although these partners may find it difficult to walk in the other's shoes, when they work together, they make an excellent business team and an efficient couple based on their differing approaches.
Aries is a Cardinal Sign, and Virgo is a Mutable Sign. Virgo doesn't need to be the leader or the boss, when they are given a viable suggestion and see a role for themselves in it, they are glad to follow the suggestion. Aries, on the other hand, is the one who makes the suggestion in the first place and assigns roles to the other participants. Their lack of conflict over roles helps Aries and Virgo work on the same project with great success.
The best aspect of the Aries-Virgo relationship is their great effectiveness as a team -- business or personal. Metaphorically, as well as literally, Aries gets attention and respect by being out in the field doing sales and marketing, while Virgo works hard behind the scenes, balancing the books and following up on details that no longer interest Aries. Their personalities, opposite in so many ways, make for a highly complementary relationship