Monday, September 24, 2007

Victor Hugo had Saturn in Virgo

Victor Hugo, a French writer, had a profound influence on later writers such as Albert Camus, Charles Dickens and Fyodor Dostoevsky. He is perhaps best known for his masterpiece, Les Miserables, finally published in 1862), a tale of suffering, triumph and redemption and recently updated for Broadway.

Quotable Quotes: A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

Work is the law of life, and to reject it as boredom is to submit to it as torment.

Virgo excels at understanding everything about work and thinking! The refinement of the Virgo mind is legendary.

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.

Virgo is able to focus and concentrate, following through on the details.

The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination.

No one has a better grip on the power of the imagination, properly channeled.

There are no trifles in the human story, no trifling leaves on the tree.
from Les Miserables

This is a very representative statement. Virgo minds the details of everything and reminds us to do the same.

If suffer we must, let's suffer on the heights.
from 'Les Malheureux'

Here is the understanding of redemptive suffering. In fact, that's the theme of this masterpiece (Jean Valjean).

To be a saint is the exception; to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.

There will always be mention of saints or sinners.

Where the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?
Les Miserables

This is a quintessential Virgo statement.

Do you know what friendship is... it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.

Virgo is the believer in twin souls and souls at all for that matter.

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