Katherine Johnson, “The Hard-Working” Virgo
Being known as the “human computer,” Katherine Johnson literally changed the world to help shape it into the one we have now. As a groundbreaking mathematician working at NASA, Johnson’s work expanded the fields of math and science by helping America successfully achieve its first human spaceflight. Being played by Taraji P. Henson, the adversity Johnson faced as one of the few people of color working at NASA at the time was depicted in the Academy Award-winning film, Hidden Figures.
There are so many influential Black women who are Virgos — and according to Woods — that’s no surprise. Born between August 23rd to September 22nd, Virgos are some of the most “hard-working” people on the planet. Precision, dedication, and a sharp wit are the forces that drive them — which is why they tend to excel at whatever it is they do. They’re also super thoughtful and care a great deal about helping or improving the lives of others — often in practical yet substantial ways. Some other well-known Virgos are Beyonce, Marsha P. Johnson, and Tarana Burke.