Friends, friends, friends!
Virgo is our planet’s most beloved planet and has long been one of the most important planets in our solar system.
Virgo, in turn, has been a keystone of our solar systems development and life.
Virgos orbit is elliptical, meaning it takes about four days for the planet to cross its orbit.
So, every day that Virgo passes in front of our star is a “day” on our planet.
And every day we can see Virgo’s shadow cast over our star.
Virgins, too, are a sign of virgos proximity to the sun, as the planet is closest to the star.
We all know how it feels to be in a relationship with someone who is close to you.
Virgil Goode, the celebrated astronomer who discovered Virgo in the 1920s, said that it was the “love of my life” that brought him to Virgo.
But Virgo can be a tricky planet for us to relate to.
Our relationship to the planet and to Virgus relationship with us is complex, and in some ways, we don’t understand the complexities of our relationship with Virgo very well.
This article first appeared in the August 2016 issue of National Review magazine.
It has been republished here with permission.