criticizes all she sees?
Yes, e'en would analyse a sneeze!
Who hugs and loves her own disease?
Yes, Virgo !
The ruler of Virgo is Mercury. The glyph is said to
be connected to the Immaculate Conception of the Messiah. It's symbol "The
Virgin" originated from the star Spica in the constellation of Virgo.
The Constellation of Virgo,
Seventeenth century wall mural.
Dark Gray, Brown
Quietly reserved, Virgos are polite and soft spoken
people. Unassuming, outwardly cheerful and agreeable, they can be sensible, discreet,
wise and witty, with an understanding of other people's problems which they tackle
with deftness. Virgos find their friends among those who can help them move up the
social strata. They can be name droppers as they like to associate with achievers.
Both sexes have considerable charm and dignity, which make some male Virgoans appear effeminate when they are not. In marriage they can be genuinely affectionate, and make good partners and parents. More concerned with the outcome than the process, Virgos lack spontaneity. They are meticulous planners, considering every detail and its effect. There is seldom much room for emotional involvement because the mind is always engaged and dominant. What they lack in passion they make up for in preciseness.
European manuscript depicting Virgo, and the
labors of the season, late fourteenth century.
|Where is the Planet Mercury
in Your Birth Horoscope?
Of all the planets within our solar system, Mercury is nearest to the Sun. There is a direct correspondence to this fact in the mapping of an individual's birth chart. With the exception of the Moon, Mercury revolves through the zodiac faster than any other planet; yet its proximity to the Sun insures that its placement will always be near to or on par with the subject's Solar sign.
It is likely that you will be able to determine where Mercury was at the time of your birth without consulting an astrologer. By reading the three potential profiles, it is often uncanny how clearly one of them will fit to us. I thought you would enjoy trying this out. Links to the three positions are provided at the right.
I am always interested to know what you think and discover. Feel welcome to write! Material is currently being developed on the other planets. If you are interested, we would be pleased to keep you updated on their progress. Just send me a brief request!
Small & Colorful
Paris, Boston, Heidelberg
Analytical, Critical, Practical
'Must know' terms
March 21 - April 20
April 21 - May 21
May 22 - June 21
June 22 - July 22
July 23 - Aug 22
Sept 23 - Oct 23
Oct 24 - Nov 22
Nov 23 - Dec 21
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Symbol: Sea goat
Jan 21 - Feb 19
Feb 20 - March 20
Symbol: Fish pair
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Due to the Virgo preference for detail rather than the
big picture, they make better workers than they do leaders. Virgoans are essentially
tacticians, admirable in the attainment of limited objectives. They have a basic distrust
in their nature, not only of other people but themselves as well. They project this
mistrust to others and therefore make exacting employers. Although, they will never
ask anyone to do what they won't do, it is still asking a lot, because most
people will not go to the pains a Virgo will.
Virgos possess a strong potential for the arts, sciences and language. They are well suited for any career where analysis, detail and precision are required. They make excellent programmers, accountants, and statisticians. Many go into medicine, law, and the teaching profession. With an avid interest in history, some Virgos make excellent writers and researchers.
Horoscope Symbol of Virgo,
Seventeenth Century European Zodiac.
how compatible you are with others!
Origins in Mythology
Virgo, also known as Astraes, was the daughter of Jupiter and Themses and considered the Goddess of Justice. The constellation is one of only three which represent women. The others are Andromeda and Cassiopeia. In combination, these can be seen as the three aspects of the feminine: maiden, mother and crone.
An alternate belief associates the constellation with the tragic Coronis, lover of the Greek god Apollo. Coronis was mortal and feared that the god would tire of her as she aged, so she took another mortal, Ischys, as her lover. In his rage, Apollo shot her fatally, with an arrow. In some tales, this unjust act was carried out by Artemis, the sister of Apollo.
That Coronis was pregnant at the time, did not stay the god's sense of vengeance. Her child, Asclepius, was saved by Hermes, who delivered the baby on the funeral pyre. Entrusted to the care of Chiron, the child grew to become one of the greatest healers of ancient Greece.
A Virgo rhyme
But modest Virgo's rays give polished parts,
Count Leo Tolstoi, born: August 28
Ivan IV 'The Terrible' (August 25, 1530)
Born: Vasily III - The first Tzar of Russia
Queen Elizabeth I(September 7, 1533)
Monarch of England
Johann Christian Bach (September 5, 1735)
Jacques-Louis David (August 30, 1748)
French Classical Painter
Johann Wolfgang Goethe (August 28, 1749)
German Author, Scientist, Philosopher
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly (August 30, 1797)
English Author: Frankenstein
Count Leo Tolstoi (August 28, 1828)
Russian Author, Mystic: War and Peace
Sir Edward Burne-Jones (August 28, 1833)
English Pre-Raphaelite Painter
O. Henry (William S. Porter) (September 11, 1862)
American Author: Gift of the Magi
Herbert G. Wells (September 21,1866)
English Novelist, Visionary: War of the Worlds
J. Pierpont Morgan II (September 7, 1867)
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875)
American Novelist: Tarzan of the Apes
Agatha Christie (September 15, 1880)
English Mystery Author
D. H. Lawrence (September 11, 1885)
English Author, Poet: Lady Chatterley's Lover
Joseph P. Kennedy (September 6, 1888)
American Financier, Ambassador to England,
Father of President John F. Kennedy
Darryl Zanuck (September 5, 1902)
Legendary Hollywood Producer
Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905)
Aristotle Onassis (September 21, 1906)
Greek Billionaire Shipping Magnate
Loren Eiseley (September 3, 1907)
American Naturalist Philosopher, Author
Mother Teresa (August 27,1910)
World Renowned Caregiver
Ingrid Bergman (August 28,1915)
Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924)
Sean Connery (August 25, 1930)
Scottish Film & Stage Actor
Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931)
Regis Philbin (August 25, 1933)
Television Host, Maker of Millionaires
Sophia Loren (September 20,1934)
Seiji Ozawa (September 1, 1935)
Buddy Holly (September 7, 1936)
Jacqueline Bisset (September 13, 1944)
Van Morrison (August 31, 1945)
Jose Feliciano (September 10, 1945)
Oliver Stone (September 15, 1945)
American Film Director: Platoon, JFK
Barry Gibb (September 1, 1946)
Manx Lead Singer of the Bee Gees
Tommy Lee Jones (September 15, 1946)
Stephen King (September 21, 1947)
American Thriller Novelist
Richard Gere (August 31, 1949)
Jimmy Connors (September 2, 1952)
American Tennis Champion
Gloria Estefan (September 1, 1957)
Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958)
Keanu Reeves (September 2, 1964)
Two souls contend
In me and both souls strive for masterdom,
Which from the other shall the scepter rend.
The first soul is a lover, clasping close
To this world tentacles of corporal flame,
The other seeks to rise with mighty throes
To those ancestral meadows whence it came.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe, born: August 28
(Faust, Act I)
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