Virgo’s is the second largest constellation in the entire sky and the largest constellation in the Zodiac! I am not sure how this happened, but the originators of this sign, felt it looks like a maiden picking wheat and because Virgo also means virgin in Latin, there’s even more information about this star-bound girl that we wish to know! Because Virgo is so large it also has the most birthdays on our calendar and goes from September 16 to October 30.
Virgo Intersection Painting, September 20, Sophia Loren (Sofia Villani Scicolone)
Sophia Loren is the subject of my Virgo Intersection Painting, her life is like a modern day Cinderella story. Born September 20, 1934, to a single mother and a father of noble descent who refused to marry Sophia’s mother. WW II descended to where she lived as a child in Pozzuoli, Italy and when she was 15 she entered the 1950 Miss Italia contest, where she attracted the attention of a married judge whose name was Carlo Ponti.
Carlo became an effective agent for Sophia as he got key parts for her in movies and made her change her last name, later he became Sophia’s husband, as he helped her to become a worldwide star and in 1960 she won the first Academy Award awarded to a foreign actress in the film Two Women.
Sophia has had many temptations to live La Vida Loca (crazy life) including that of having Cary Grant propose to her, but like a good integrous Virgo, Sophia chose to have a family with Carlo and her two sons, who were born in 1968 and 1973.
Other Virgo Intersections, September 16-September 22, Our Good Virgins!
September Equinox, this Month’s Sun Season
On September 23, the September equinox occurred, equinoxes happen in March and September when the sun shines evenly for twelve hours in both hemispheres. September’s equinox marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
“Balanced Virgos” September 23-October 22
People who believe in marketplace horoscopes and have birthdays from September 23 to October 22 feel they are the air sign Libra, but in fact are the earth sign Virgo so I call them “Balanced Virgos”, here are some famous people, friends and family who are “Balanced Virgos”:
“Scorpionic Virgos” October 23-October30
People who believe in marketplace horoscopes and have birthdays from October 23 to October 30 feel they are the water sign Scorpio, but in fact are the earth sign Virgo so I call them “Scorpionic Virgos”, here are some famous people, friends and family who are “Scorpionic Virgos” :
I have finished six of my twelve zodiac signs and to celebrate, I have made “Star Zodiac Stickers” on Redbubble which you can see below:
You can now get my six Zodiac paintings as 3″x 3″ stickers to put on your journals, phones or whatever you would like. The good news is that they are not too expensive, but the bad news is that the shipping is kind of expensive, however if you get four of any of my stickers you do get 25% off and if you get 10, you get 50% off!
My Virgo painting still needs to be scanned so that sticker is not ready yet!