Virgo © Susan Seddon Boulet
The Sun enters the sign of Virgo today! According to some traditions, we now enter into the Month of Isis, and the richest time of the creative and healing power of the Divine Feminine. We now enter in earnest the harvest season. Earthy Virgo is symbolized by the ear of wheat and the bunch of grapes — or alternately, an ear of wheat and a sickle.
According to the ancient poets, the virgin Virgo is also sometimes known as Astraea. She lived on the earth during the Golden Age of man. Waverly FitzGerald notes, “Virgo is one of the biggest constellations of our solar system, and represents the harvest Goddess presiding over the sky at the time of shooting stars, vacations, heat waves and the grain harvest.”
People born when the Sun is in Virgo tend to believe in work as a requirement for a virtuous, worthwhile, and fulfilling life. And Virgo people often have an innate desire to be of service. In addition, Virgo rules the physical body, the temple of the spirit. For Virgo, caring comes in the form of finding workable solutions to everyday problems.
Thus, Virgo is the pragmatic problem-solver, able to focus on details that others may overlook. They are often gifted doctors, nurses, teachers, therapists, researchers, scientists, and engineers. Virgo is especially one of the great healers of the zodiac.