The constellation Virgo personifies the Greek goddess Persephone, the maiden daughter of Demeter, who was abducted by the god of the underworld until she was allowed to return to her mother in the spring. Virgo first appears in the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere as spring begins, which is why the Greek myth of Persephone is associated with Virgo, the virgin maiden.Know More
The constellation Virgo is made of 15 stars. The head of the constellation rises first with the feet towards the eastern horizon. To find Virgo in the night sky of the Northern Hemisphere, stargazers need to locate the arc of the Big Dipper's handle and follow the end of the curve down to a bright orange star called Arcturus. Beyond that curved arc, south of Arcturus, is the blue giant star Spica, which serves as the end of the left arm of Virgo. The constellation appears to be laying down to observers on Earth.
Virgo is the largest constellation in the Zodiac and the second largest overall next to Hydra. Porrima, the second brightest star in the constellation, forms the juncture of the head, two arms and torso of Virgo. Virgo is one of the hardest constellations to see because it has only one bright star and a lot of dark space in between stars. The sun blots out Virgo for 45 days of the year, from Sept. 16 to Oct. 30.Learn More
The zodiac sign for someone born on June 23 is Cancer. June 21 to July 22 is when the sun passes through the constellation of Cancer, the crab.Full Answer >
Virgo, an earth sign, is typically most compatible with the other earth signs: Taurus and Capricorn. However, Virgo can also be compatible with Scorpio and Cancer.Full Answer >
Most astrologers agree that a Sagittarius man and an Aquarius woman can have a successful, smooth relationship. However, it may take a bit of work to establish the relationship.Full Answer >
Opposites attract, and a male Scorpio is as close to opposite of a female Virgo as it gets, according to astrology experts. While Virgos are known for their thoughtful, organized approach to life, the frenzied, masculine energy of the Scorpio sign can be intriguing to many Virgos.Full Answer >