Virgo Zodiac Sign
22nd August – 21st September
Virgo traits & symbology
Motto: I Serve
Affirmation: I devote myself to the path of Spirit
Body: The Bowels and Small Intestines
Stone: Carnelian, turquoise, green jasper
Yoga: Side stretches, side bends
Sacred Animals: Domestic Cat, Bear and Swan
Rituals, sado-masochism, sacred sex and Taoism. The sexual act as a means of promoting good health and longevity.
In ancient Babylonia and Assyria, Virgo was identified as the fertility goddess Ishtar. In ancient Greece, she was identified as the harvest maiden, Persephone as well as the goddess of wheat and agriculture, Demeter or Ceres. Alternatively, she was sometimes identified as the virgin goddess Astraea (Starry One) holding the scales of justice in her hand as the constellation Libra. Another myth identifies Virgo as Erigone, the daughter of Icarus. When Icarus was killed, Erigone hanged herself in grief.
The Healer – through self-sacrifice and humility, benefit and serve the collective. An inborn inferiority complex and feelings of insecurity ultimately create an awareness and desire to help and heal. Patient, logical and realistic. Analysing and diagnosing all, the Healer is disillusioned, but it is through the pain of disillusionment that spiritual growth occurs.
Virgo Shadow Self
Critical, judgmental and narrow-minded. Masochistic tendencies which attract crisis and suffering. Obsessive-compulsive disorders. Of the mind that before personal needs are met, there must first be pain involved. A feeling of worthlessness, even though knowing this is not the case.
Virgo the Virgin is the 2nd largest constellation in the sky and contains 26 known planets orbiting around 20 stars. The constellation is a long and rambling group of stars and does not have a well-defined pattern, but the outline is a winged maiden holding an ear of wheat in her left hand, marked by the bright star Spica.
Virgo Brightest Star
The brightest star in the constellation of Virgo is Spica (Name of a Star) which is a giant binary, brilliant flushed blue-white star situated 260 light years from Earth. It is about twice as big as our Sun and shines 2,300 times brighter. Spica is a most fortunate star, indicating luck, riches and victory. © Crystal Gaze