Tuesday, May 24, 2011
September 22nd - Virgo
Bilbo's birthday celebration is one of the very first events that takes place in the first chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien"s masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. We are told that Mr. Baggins celebrates the day of his birth on September the 22nd, which makes the beloved hobbit a Virgo.
The Virgo has a very strong sense of work and duty, which is characteristic of Earth signs. Bilbo displays this trait in taking in his orphaned nephew, Frodo (who, incidentally, also has a birthday on September 22nd), and by playing his role as the "Burglar", even though he resented being given the title and the position in his adventures with Gandalf and the thirteen dwarfs in Tolkien's, The Hobbit.
Virgos also dislike displays of emotion and can become gruff or just plain cold if they feel that unwarranted tender sentiments are being displayed. Bilbo tends to show this Virgoean trait as well, becoming a bit fussy in his old age and tending to grumble when people display gratitude toward him for his efforts.
It's not that the Virgo is entirely devoid of all emotion, it's just that too much of it makes them uncomfortable. However, Virgos are very gentle, considerate, and seem to have the ability to naturally be helpful in any situation they find themselves in.
Being an Earth sign, Virgos also display their fair share of stability and common sense, not giving way to daydreaming or fantasizing, and have very little patience for those who do.
The Virgo is very intelligent and observant and will often pick up on details that others have overlooked. They also have an excellent memory and a knack for problem solving (this trait served Bilbo well when he was caught in a riddle contest with Gollum). Virgos tend to have a great appreciation for hygiene as well and their outer appearance will be clean and neat.
The Virgo can be overly critical and harsh, but this is typically born out of an overly analytical mind rather than a malicious desire to tear the object of their scrutiny to ribbons.
Virgo - August 22nd - September 23rd
(Artwork by: Terry A. Earnest) http://www.elfwood.com/~terry/Bilbo-Baggins.jpg.3517126.html