VIRGO: 23rd of August - 21st September
What is written in the stars for the Virgo’s literary future?
So far we have seen how the first four signs, Aries, Taurus and Gemini built up a sense of self and its material and intellectual dimensions, while Cancer added a spiritual aspect and notion of the self through time and memory. Then we saw a great shift as the conquistadorial Leo leapt into the world announcing its conquest of the collective self, which derives its identity from its social context. Now this sign, the sixth in the zodiac and far from luxuriating in its inheritance, has instead a sense of responsibility in organising the somewhat unruly self. Like Gemini, Virgo is governed by the planet Mercury, associated with communication, quick thinking, and mental energy. But where Gemini had the tendency to use its intellectual abilities to explore the self through existential musings, Virgo, in contradistinction, seems to feel obligated to use its intellect to solve the existing problems encountered by the self, caught in its varying societal structures. Situated amongst the zodiac as the problem solver, Virgo’s are then seen to inherit qualities of the analytical, the practical, the critical, the methodical and the creative.
With this in mind, it seems natural that the best books for a Virgo are those that critique the workings of the world. These could include non-fiction books of course, but I see Science Fiction as a great, creative, alternative that can similarly hold the function of deeply criticising and analysing the world around us. Naturally, dark academia vibes are sure to hold up for the Virgo as well in this case. So keep reading for some recommendations in these genres!