Virgo Parenting Compatibility: Attentive Perfectionist
See what kind of parents you and your partner will be based on your zodiac signs
If you’re a Virgo parent, you’re attentive, loyal, and nothing gets past you! You work hard to raise well-behaved children with a proper set of manners. You want the best for your kids, which means encouraging a well-rounded lifestyle that includes sports, instruments, and challenging academic courses. While your family is supportive and unstoppable, make sure to leave some room for mess and fun!
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Virgo and Aries
No matter how much you adore one another, Aries and Virgo will always have a problem seeing things the same way. Virgo is a detail-oriented person. This compulsive organizer will start with the smallest things that have to be done and work them until they’re all done. Even more than a big-picture person, Aries is someone who doesn’t care whether there’s a picture or not -- it can be made up as you go along! Division of labor is one way to bridge the gap here, but there are bound to be disputes. The child will probably develop characteristics of both parents, so there’s at least some chance that someone in the house will be well-adjusted and sane! When it comes to discipline, Aries can handle the part of communicating the fact that something wrong has been done, but Virgo will meticulously make sure the child follows through with a painstaking punishment!
Virgo and Taurus
Taurus and Virgo are natural-born buddies, so you two will take to parenting with a keen awareness of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. As with most of the things you do together, you’ll have to approach rearing your child with a sane and reasonable division of labor. Your respective skill sets are distinct, but also almost perfectly compatible. Taurus is good at providing material comforts and keeping the home calm and peaceful. Virgo’s strong suit is tending to details and always making sure the environment is clean and sanitary, if not pristine. Both of you will have much to say to your child about the "right" way to do things. Virgo will balance Taurus’ over-indulgent tendencies with a more discerning attitude. As long as this doesn’t drift into the realm of criticism, your children could grow up believing that they were raised by parents who are very loving -- and comparatively sane.
Virgo and Gemini
Great minds think alike -- and you two parents definitely think a lot. In fact, the two of you could think and re-think decisions (even simple ones, like what kind of diapers you should use) until the matter becomes a moot point. You will need to set up some ground rules, and consult some experts so you can set reasonable boundaries on yourselves. As a couple, you will get along quite well, because both of you are adaptable and reasonable. As parents, though, you could confuse their children, because you have such a hard time deciding what the "right" thing to do might be. A caretaker or grandparent can always intervene here, but it’s not impossible for you two to do the hard work yourselves, by agreeing to divide the work. Gemini can offer different ideas, but Virgo will be far better at thinking fast as to how they can best be applied.
Virgo and Cancer
You Virgo-Cancer parents will be very devoted to your children, so the basics of childcare will never be in question. The Cancer parent will make sure the children get unconditional love and nurturing, while Virgo will provide structure and tend to health and hygiene matters. Although you two aren’t likely to get stuck in a competition as parents, your children might try to pit you against each other by making you jealous. Cancer is sensitive, but usually wears all those hurt feelings out on the sleeve. Virgo, on the other hand, isn’t as likely to show insult or injury as directly. Instead, resentment can leak out in the course of day-to-day affairs. Children should watch their list of chores -- it’s sure to grow when Virgo has been crossed. Cancer can be a good disciplinarian, too, but usually only after admitting that the precious child in question has done something wrong.
Virgo and Leo
Virgo and Leo parents will leave no stone unturned when it comes to the list of things for your child to do! Leo will be a demanding parent, in that the children will be expected to develop their talents and strive to become individuals -- at every age. Virgo will provide the basic physical care, including nutrition and hygiene, almost automatically; but will expect the child to be as meticulous and exacting as his or her Virgo authority figure. Your children will have little question about how they can make you two proud of them -- but they might feel lost when they look to you for affection. Leo and Virgo both will need to focus more on the physical parts of parenting. The can get started by reading stories and moral-laden fables with your children held in your laps, or showering them with tickles and kisses when they do a good job.
Virgo and Virgo
The exacting attitude of two Virgo parents could cause more than the usual amount of worrying and upset in your household, but with some work, you can provide a stable environment. The biggest thing you two must fight is perfectionism. At some point, you must realize nothing in this world will ever be perfect, including your children. Once that is out of the way, you two will have to work together to maintain the level of calm you need to function effectively. This might mean that one of you takes care of the cleaning while the other devotes time to childcare; or you could easily take turns. Virgo people can always work together as long as they share a common goal. Punishments will be handed out and enforced, but fairly. Your whole household, in fact, will probably run with machine-like efficiency.
Virgo and Libra
Virgo fusses and Libra dotes, so you two can create a very pleasant parental combination. Libra has a beautiful vision of what childhood should be like, and Virgo will execute it with precision and efficiency. You’ll anticipate the arrival of a new child with a vigilant eye to how many appealing and educational things you can surround baby with. You may pass on hand-me-downs as time goes on, but no one will be able to tell the clothing or toys in question are anything but good-as-new. Children will be taught to take care of -- if not pamper -- everything they own. Discipline will be a team effort between you two parents. Libra will be able to determine what a fair punishment for any given offense might be; while Virgo will be exacting about making sure every "debt" is paid. Together, you’ll give your children essential ideas about justice -- and a rock-solid work ethic.
Virgo and Scorpio
Virgo and Scorpio have a lot to bring to the parenting process, both as individuals and in the way you relate to each other. Both of you share very high standards. Virgo seeks perfection in every little thing, while Scorpio insists on going beyond "very good" to "excellent" in every facet of life. Together, you have the big picture AND the little details covered. Things will go more smoothly, though, if Virgo is willing to let Scorpio have the last word on most major decisions. Although Virgo will talk about little things that can go wrong, Scorpio will want to at least believe that s/he’s the one who’s in control. As parents you are both hyper-vigilant and can be manipulative, so your children won’t have many chances to get around the rules. You will command respect from their brood, and give it back in return -- as long as they live up to your great expectations.
Virgo and Sagittarius
Although your two signs seem as different as night and day, they are actually two sides of the same coin. Adaptability is the most admirable trait you two share in common, but there are in fact many levels where you can get along and work together to raise a happy, successful family. You can easily divide the work of parenting between the two of you. Virgo will take care of the practical things, such as food and clothing, while Sagittarius will tend to the children’s intellectual and cultural lives. You two should check in with one another from time to time, though, because both of you tend to go to extremes. It might sound nice to have a vegan, germ-free child who speaks four languages and spends summers learning music in Senegal, but is it practical? Good conversations about your child’s individual preferences and natural talents will help keep things in balance.
Virgo and Capricorn
As a couple you are natural-born best friends. Virgo and Capricorn see eye to eye on most things, and you revere each other’s differences as features you’d like to add to your own personalities. Both of you are practical and industrious, and realize that together you can take in both the big picture and small details. Capricorn will take the lead on most matters, as this is the parent who has the vision and the ability to see how everything they’re doing fits into context. Virgo will happily have orders to follow, and will do so with meticulous precision. Both of you will need to work on your ability to express physical affection, though, as you tend to be emotionally reserved. Discipline will be delivered with unity and speed. Children may not get away with much in your household, but they’ll be showered with many valuable lessons, and a whole lot of love and care.
Virgo and Aquarius
Virgo and Aquarius might not always see things the same way, but you can discuss your differences and work through them without too much trouble. When Virgo’s sensitive nerves go into overdrive, Aquarius can usually keep a rational conversation going, and flush out the issues that need to be dealt with. Virgo worries a lot, and begins many, many sentences with the words "What if..." Obviously, this can lead to problems when it comes to taking care of children. Virgo will have trouble trusting Aquarius when the children have to be whisked away to their next life passage. But whether it’s the first dentist appointment or the first day of college, Aquarius will try to teach the child about how he or she can make the world a better place. Of the two, Virgo will be the more practical disciplinarian, though Aquarius will always set high standards for the children’s behavior.
Virgo and Pisces
Virgo and Pisces parents are like two cooing love birds tending to their nest! Both of you thrive on taking care of other people, and giving them whatever you have to share -- so your children can expect to have every available material and emotional resource showered on them. But of all these riches, perhaps the most valuable will be the example of a healthy relationship. You will illustrate how two people -- Virgo with a practical, sensible approach, and Pisces with a wildly imaginative, all-embracing unconditional love -- can come together to create something beautiful. Pisces will play with the children and relate well to the world of make-believe, while Virgo teaches practical skills and shows them how to function in the real world. Virgo will apply discipline, but Pisces will know just the right thing to do when you two want to get your point across to an errant child.