Virgo - Your Geometric ArrowBy Lesley Taylorin Steampunk Astrologer news
A Mutable Sign
Virgo – your geometric arrow incorporates lots of information, so read on to find the secrets encoded in Virgo’s design.
Virgo, you are one of the four MUTABLE signs of the zodiac (the other three are Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces). The mutable signs are the most adaptable of the zodiac and more easily influenced. Virgo is open to influence from the environment. In common with other mutable signs Virgo is able to let go yet have a desire for stability. The glyph or symbol for mutable is and arc with a dot below it. On Virgo’s arrow, you see the symbol below the arrowhead.
An Earth Sign
One of our Earth signs – Virgo is practical, cautious and reliable. The glyph or symbol for this element is a downward pointing triangle with a line across it. The other Earth signs are Taurus and Capricorn. You can see the large glyph or symbol for Earth just below the halfway point of the arrow.
Each sign of the Zodiac is ruled by a planet (or co-ruled by two). Virgo is ruled by the Mercury which allows this sign to be very analytical. Its symbol is a horned circle above a cross. The planet Mercury is not assigned a gender like the others of the solar system. This messenger of the gods is androgynous, facilitating exchange between the male and female. All the planets of our solar system are in each person’s chart with Sun showing your essence or nature.
Groups of Planets
Astrologers describe planets in a chart as groups. Personal (The “Luminaries” Sun and Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) and are the more inner planets. Social planets come next (Jupiter and Saturn). Transpersonal or outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. (I know Pluto is now classed as a dwarf planet. However, it still functions as a planet in Astrology and Eris, Ceres etc can also be taken into account in a chart.)
Virgo’s ruling planet of Mercury is a personal planet and close to the Earth in terms of the Solar System. Almost at the bottom of the arrow I have drawn a single diagonal line to show this. (I draw one for the personal, two for social and three for the transpersonal planets.)
Each sign has its own glyph, however, rather than stay traditional I have incorporated my own idea into each arrow. Virgo shows the runes for Harvest as befits a bountiful Earth Goddess and for the Self. These are contained within a circle.
Virgo is by no means a shrinking or feeble virgin, but is very strong. Although self dependent and reliant, this sign is often willing to self-sacrifice in order to be of service or help to others.
The arrowhead shows Virgo’s self containing quality and also incorporates a six pointed star of creation in the centre. The star also represents Virgo’s quest for perfection.
The ‘tail’ of the arrow is intentionally small as Virgo is good with detail. The diamond/lozenge represents the inner focus Virgo possesses to be able to hold onto the task they have to fulfil in this lifetime. The tiny triangles bisecting this show the need for Virgos to break through their typical shyness to stand in their power.
The constellation for Virgo completes the geometric design. Virgo, your stars are golden earthy orange to represent the grounding and healing properties of this earth sign.