Ruling planet:
Mercury, associated with communication and change

One thing's certain, you'll be well on time – your holiday will be planned down to the last detail. Virgos love holidays that combine fact finding and learning about different times or cultures with fun and sightseeing.

"Research your destination ahead of time," says Petra, "because that will add to your understanding and enjoyment.

Your health is important to you, so you'll be tempted by spas or healing centres, but also know that when Virgos do break out of all that order and practicality, it's going to be adventurous. Just look at your star mate Mark Shuttleworth, who chose outer space for his holiday.