It’s my birthday today and I thought, how can I incorporate puzzles with my birthday? Well, it became pretty easy once I found this giant puzzle:
9000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle! This giant puzzle measures 54″ x 76″ when put together.
I decided to do a new blog post each month highlighting puzzles that fit with the key attributes of each zodiac sign, starting with my favorite—and my own—sun sign, Virgo.
You Virgos are the most unusual people of the zodiac and the expression ‘never judge a book by its cover’ certainly sums up your sign. Attempting to describe you, Virgo, is like throwing all the jumbled pieces of a jigsaw puzzle on a table and then trying to describe what picture these pieces make once they are put together, before you have seen the completed picture of the puzzle on the box. Like the jigsaw, you are a person of many parts, complex thoughts, and intermingling structures. Not many can truly figure you out because you live so much through your inner, private being.”
—Athena Starwoman, Zodiac: Athena’s Sunsigns
VIRGO: AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 23
Planetary ruler: Mercury
Symbol: The Virgin
Quality: Mutable (flexibility)
Colors: Earth colors, ochre, orange, yellow
Gem: Agate, hyacinth
Strongest virtues: Creativity, tolerance, determination
Characteristics: analytical, detail-oriented, disciplined, exact, industrious, intelligent, logical, modest, perfectionist, practical, quiet
Plenty of Pasta by Ravensburger. 500 pieces. Finished size: 19.25″ x 14.25″. $12.99
The earthy tones and practicality of the precise organizational system matches Virgo’s personality perfectly.
Cups and Saucers by Cobble Hill. 275 large size pieces. Finished size: 24” x 18”. $14.99
Analytical minds will love to tackle this one. Each cup has its own distinct design for the detail-oriented Virgo mind to process and organize as (s)he builds this puzzle.
Field Days by Sunsout. 500 pieces. Finished size: 15” x 24”. $10.99
This flower garden is colorful but still darker in tone, matching Virgo’s attraction to ochre, orange, and yellow.
Peacock Garden by New York Puzzle Co., 100o pieces. $16.99
House Beautiful is an interior decorating magazine which focuses on decorating and domestic arts: Virgo’s fortes. This intricate cover features a peacock— while usually a symbol of ostentatiousness—here it is painted in Virgo’s colors, making it appear modest.
Time Pieces by Platnik. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26.5” x 17.4”. $16.99
Virgos are punctual and timely–probably stemming from their being perfectionists. This puzzle can showcase their obsession with time.
For even more zodiac-related puzzles, check out these creative miniature puzzles made by Pintoo, made for each sign of zodiac.