Aug 23 - Sep 22
The crest and crowning of all good,
Life’s final star, is Brotherhood.
If you were born under Virgo,
You will never be caught “at sea,”
For the Virgo knows where he’s going
And he knows what he wants to be.
You are your brother’s keeper,
And you know not how often you bless
By the gentle word tenderly spoken
To someone in pain or distress.
Your calm and inspiring spirit
That is far from the commonplace,
Is symbolized by the virgin…
The image of beauty and grace.
The sheaf of ripe wheat that she carries
Is a symbol of work that’s well done;
For you, like the earth, are productive
And many the laurels you’ve won.
Your paths lie beside the still waters,
For early, life’s lessons you learn;
And the kindness that flows from your being
Will bring you much joy in return.
Credits: Poems by Nadine Brothers Lybarger. Paintings by Frans van Lamsweerde.