Virgo ♍︎ - The Disenchanted Goddess (August 23 - September 22)
The Greeks considered Virgo to be a personification of Persephone, a maiden daughter of the Harvest Goddess Demeter. Hades, the God of the Underworld, kidnaps Persephone from her mother. Demeter abandoned her duties on Earth as retribution for losing her daughter. The Earth suffered an endless winter, leaving the land fruitless and barren. Eventually, Zeus intervened and petitioned Hades to return Persephone to Earth. A deal was struck between the gods, allowing Persephone to return to the Earth temporarily. Splitting the year between hell and earth, Persephone became the Queen of the Underworld for four months out of the year. During this time Demeter grieves, causing the northern hemisphere to plunge into winter.
Those born under the Virgo sign are sympathetic people who are willing to sacrifice themselves for those they love. Virgos are able to recognize patterns amongst the meaningless noise. Perfectionist Virgos will accept praise in the form of gifts, like this gorgeous shirt from the HorrorScope Zodiac Collection.
Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira, September 17, 1951, Mistress of the Dark
Tim Burton, August 25, 1958, Film Director
Stephen King, September 21, 1947, Horror Author
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, August 30, 1797, Author/Gothic Icon
Dario Argento, September 7, 1940, film director