The Constellation of “Virgo” — the sixth of the signs of the Zodiac — exerts its influence from August 23 to September 21.
Those born within this period will reach honors through their personal merit.
This sign bestows on them a cool reason, a spirit of equity, a merciful disposition and a taste for everything that is honest and straIghtforward.
The moral nature of the subject will be mild, modest, amiable, confiding, and yet not easily fathomed.
His will-power, although comparatively firm may be influenced through sentimental motives.
He will be intelligent, ingenious, but above all, moved by his feelings to which he will remain passionately attached.
He will be slow to anger and slow to quiet down, although his wrath will never harm anyone. He will be moved to repentance quickly and deeply. Virgo gives people born under it a taste for cloister life, a love of divine thoughts; or, in a lower plane, an inclination toward the liberal arts and the gift of persuasive
To the taste for art the subject will add a liking for agriculture or horticulture and a mild mania for collecting things. He will show a real aptitude for the higher sciences and deeper studies. All his tastes will be under his control and his opinions easily changed.
Those born under Virgo run serious physical dangers from their earliest babyhood and all through childhood.
It is almost an invariable fact that they will have the greatest difficulty to acquire even moderate means, and this small competence will be constantly threatened, during the first part of their lives. Later, they will be luckier financially and recover some family property.
Although this sign foretells wealth, due to the hard work and intelligence of the subject applied in the field of science and art, or through successful inventions, or thanks to some high office connected with the Church, still, by the fault of the subject himself, there is a strong probability of his losing suddenly that (either money or position) which he will have acquired through such long and laborious efforts.
Travels may be the cause of some large addition to the subject’s fortune.
Relatives, near or distant, will prove rather harmful than otherwise.
The subject may have many brothers and sisters, but there will be no harmony between them, and he will lose several of them at an early age, probably in a violent manner.
There will be sad and grave family secrets, either on account of irregular unions, or through divorces or separations.
There is here a prognostic of sudden losses of children, either through a fall from a high place, or through drowning, or through quadrupeds.
Virgo always announces some violent happenings, great obstacles in love matters, serious law suits, dissensions between friends or relatives, between husband and wife, even divorces. Let us say here that “unions and marriages” are expressed by the same indications in astrology, and must be understood aright by the parties interested.
The struggle for life will be particularly hard for those born under this sign. But, after painful efforts, and many disappointments, the subjects of Virgo generally triumph. “Better late than never,” ought to be their motto.
They will have decided religious tendencies.
The Virgo subject will have a chance to marry twice. But his second union will be the cause of a great upheaval in his existence; it may be for his good, and again it may prove disastrous.
Few inheritances will come the way of the subject; those that will be within his reach will be acquired only after long and disagreeable law proceedings.
The subject may have to undertake, generally against his will, long travels, either to try his fortune in a foreign country or to fill a mission of importance with, or in obedience to, the orders of some great man. But travel he will, surely and frequently.
It will be a hard pull for him to succeed, since he will have only his own self to depend upon; but he will succeed and reach a high position in the world. He may even acquire riches through his intelligence and activity; but if he does get wealthy, it will be on account of the dangerous profession or occupation he will have selected. It may be the result of perilous experimenting in the realm of physics, for which he will be particularly well adapted.
His friends will be very few, very uncertain and of little use to him; a few pleasant acquaintances, met in his travels, will be among the least undesirable of his associates; but he will soon lose track of them.
The subject will have secret enemies in the world of art, or in the financial marts, or among business leaders; they will cause him numerous, heavy losses, especially through bad investments.
In southern climates, Virgo gives those born under it a lymphatic-bilious temperament; in northern climates, their constitution will be lymphatic-nervous. The weaker spots will be the stomach, the liver and the legs.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain