Musical Virgo Picture

The 3rd installment in a series of illustrations depicting the zodiac signs with a musical theme.

Next up, Virgo........

Astrological background:--------------------------------------------

Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Virgo. In western astrology, the sign is no longer aligned with the constellation as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. In astrology, Virgo is considered a "feminine", negative (introvert) sign. It is also considered an earth sign and is one of four mutable signs.Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury.

Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Virgo individuals. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in Virgo roughly from August 23 to September 22. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from September 17 to October.

Virgo is the only zodiac sign represented by a female.

//Traits associated with Virgo:-------------------------------------

Astrologers broadly agree that the following are the characteristics of Virgo:

-Analytical / critical -Precise / meticulous
-Orderly / methodical -Practical
-Mental / intelligent / inquiring
-Responsible / reliable -Perfectionistic
-Shrewd / witty -Conservative / conventional
-Refined / polite -Hygienic
-Reserved / cool / undemonstrative


Virgo is widely thought to be naturally compatible with the same element signs, Taurus and Capricorn.

There are many variables that determine compatibility in astrology, such as birth dates, birth months, birth years, position of a sign within the Sun, the Moon, Stars, etc. The signs listed as compatible with Virgo do not reflect an individual profile or individual reading as interpreted within astrology, but rather reflect a general guideline and reference to compatibility as dictated by variables such as Qualities and Elements within the Zodiac.

Compatibility is an often misunderstood element of astrology. Compatibility is a multi-faceted look at every aspect of one's Natal chart (full planetary influence at birth), rather than generalizations following a single Sun Sign. The true benefit of compatibility assessment is to see where the strengths and weaknesses lie within relationships. Some may be more difficult than others, but none are really impossible. The branch in astrology dealing with interpersonal compatibilities is called Synastry.


According to one interpretation, the Virgo constellation depicts Astraea, the virgin daughter of the god Zeus and the goddess Themis. Astraea was known as the goddess of justice, and was identified as this constellation due to the presence of the scales of justice (Libra) nearby, and supposedly ruled the world with her wise ways until mankind became so callous that she returned to the skies, disgusted. Virgo is also identified with Persephone, daughter of Demeter (goddess of agriculture and guardian of marriage). Persephone was the goddess of innocence and purity, then later on became the Queen of the Underworld, when she was abruptly snatched away by Hades.

The astrological symbol of Virgo is said to represent the arms and torso of the virgin holding a sheaf of wheat.
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