Virgo

Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, to be exact, and that's the way Virgos like it: exacting. Those born under this sign are forever the butt of jokes for being so picky and critical (and they can be), but their 'attention to detail' is for a reason: to help others.

VIRGO I - The Week of SYSTEM BUILDERS August 26-September 2

Structure is an important theme in the lives of Virgo I's, a kind of insurance policy they inevitably fall back on in times of stress. It underlies many of their attitudes toward the world. Mental insistence and concentration are often their greatest strengths, and consequently they suffer most when emotional pressures leave them unable to think clearly or manage their affairs well. They are particularly upset by chaos, so building an effective daily routine, a practical home, or an efficient work space is essential to their mental health. Inflexibility or rigidity is also a possible outcome of such structuring, however, and must be guarded against.
 

ADVICE: Soften your stance a bit - take things as they come and let them go as they will. Try to keep your work and home life separate. Step out a bit and demand dependability from others, too. Protect yourself from hangers-on and parasites. Occasionally be more selfish and unashamedly demand benefits for yourself.

VIRGO I NOTABLE: Frank Robinson is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He played for five teams from 1956 to 1976, and became the only player to win league MVP honors in both the National and American Leagues. August 31, 1935 (age 79), Beaumont, TX. 

 

VIRGO I NOTABLES: Ingrid Bergman, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Edwin Moses, Michael Jackson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Rocky Marciano, Yasir Arafat, Maria Montessori, Frank Robinson, Geraldine Ferraro, James Coburn, Slobodan Milosevic, Alan Dershowitz, Jimmy Conners; Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers. August 26, August 27, August 28, August 29, August 30, August 31, September 1, September 2

 

VIRGO II The Week of the ENIGMA September 3-10

Virgo II's are puzzling individuals, often proving difficult even for those closest to them to figure out.Their faces do not easily reveal what they are really thinking; indeed, showing emotion can be difficult for them. Behind their attractive or impressive exterior may lurk an unexpectedly guarded individual. Sphinx-like, Virgo II's are not above constructing devious defenses and cultivating an air of mystery about themselves and what they do. They sternly resist attempts to analyze them, and often make it clear that they are in no way interested in discussing their personal or family life. The reason for this is seldom insecurity, but showing vulnerability can be a problem for Virgo II's, and can keep other people from getting really close to them. So strong is the belief of Virgo II's in their own individuality that some of them will put themselves above accepted social codes. Such people can become isolated and lonely, appearing unapproachable Those born in the Week of the Enigma are blessed with great inner strength. Many Virgo II's inspire confidence in others, and they may often be called upon to help out or take charge. Yet those born in this week can find it difficult to respond when high expectations are placed on them. Their natural tendency at such moments is to withdraw into their private, often secretive world.
 
Strengths: TASTEFUL - PRACTICAL - THOUGHTFUL
 
Weaknesses: GUARDED - OVER-EXACTING - DETACHED
 

Advice: Try to maintain flexibility and acceptance without compromising your high standards. Open your heart in love relationships. Be aware of your condemning and unforgiving side. Gentleness, kindness and diplomacy are traits worth developing. Beware of putting yourself above the law or outside society. Don't be afraid to show your vulnerability.

VIRGO II NOTABLE: Louis Henry Sullivan was an American architect, and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism". September 3, 1856, Boston, MA.

 

 

VIRGO II NOTABLES: Peter Sellers, Leo Tolstoy, Joseph P. Kennedy, Raquel Welch, Buddy Holly, Colonel Sanders, Patsy Cline, Queen Elizabeth I, Louie Sullivan, Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers. September 3, September 4, September 5, September 6, September 7, September 8, September 9, September 10

 

VIRGO III - The Week of the LITERALIST September 11-18 

 

The willful individuals born in the week of VIRGO III generally persist until they get their way. Yet long periods may go by in which they refuse to take any sudden action. Their goals are so tangible to them, so real, that they may express their confidence in the final outcome through a kind of procrastination. VIRGO III's know that a strong mental orientation can often have a decisive influence on the events unfolding around them.

Strengths: COMPOSED - NURTURING - CAPABLE
 
Weaknesses: SENSATIONALISTIC - JUDGMENTAL - RUTHLESS
 

Advice: Try to be more sympathetic to the feelings of others. Not everyone is as strong-willed and directed as you. Don't get bottled up in your head; cultivating a love of food, sleep and sensuous activities is essential to the grounding of your energies. Do not hide behind or rely too heavily on those who would serve you.

VIRGO III NOTABLE: Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor and film director. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive. September 15, 1946 (age 68), San Saba, TX.

 

 VIRGO III NOTABLES: H.L. Mencken, Greta Garbo, D.H. Lawrence, Agatha Christie, Lauren Bacall, O. Henry, Tommy Lee Jones, Jesse Owens, Henry V, B.B. King, Tom Landry. Source: The Secret Language of Relationships  Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers. September 11, September 12, September 13, September 14, September 15, September 16, September 17, September 18

 

VIRGO-LIBRA CUSP: The Cusp of BEAUTY September 19 - 24 

 

Those born on the VIRGO-LIBRA CUSP are fatally taken up with the pursuit of an ideal. Attracted to physical, sensuous beauty, whether in art objects, nature or people, the lure of color, shape, form, texture and the intriguing sound of music or a voice pushes all their buttons and brings them creative inspiration. Influenced by the planets Mercury (ruler of Virgo) and Venus (ruler of Libra), those born on the Virgo-Libra cusp are extremely sensitive to external stimuli. They react strongly to unusual tastes and smells, and are easily jarred by disturbing sights and sounds. Those born on the Cusp of Beauty, then must create a highly aesthetic environment for both their living situations and their work.

 
Strengths: Aesthetic-Sensuous-Harmonious
 
Weaknesses: Snobbish-Addictive-Unsettled
 

VIRGO-LIBRA NOTABLE: Cass Elliot, also known as Mama Cass, was an American singer, member of The Mamas & the Papas and actress. After the group broke up, she released five solo albums. September 19, 1941, Baltimore, Maryland.

 
VIRGO-LIBRA NOTABLES: Ray Charles, Sophia Loren, Stephen King, H.G. Wells, Mama Cass, Bill Murray, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.
 
ADVICE: Don't be overly concerned with appearances. Keep alive in your search for beauty - avoid becoming jaded, trendy or compulsive. Beware of neglecting spiritual goals or falling prey to excessive materialism. Keep your nervous system under control. September 19, September 20, September 21, September 22, September 23, September 24