Virgo is such an interesting Sign! We have come all the way around the Zodiacal Wheel and now, after the birth into Aries, recognition of Form in Taurus, the discovery of Mind, Family and Ego through Gemini, Cancer and Leo, we now recognize that actually, we are two; body and Soul. The germination of this Idea is something to be cared for, nurtured, protected. Here is the first sign where the relationship between matter and Spirit is approached.
Brenda Heim’s painting, above makes me think of embryos, seeds in various stages of growth, expanding cells and developing eyes, a lovely plethora of all that goes into growing a living Being. The painting itself nurtures the Viewer on one hand, yet gives the impression of Life roiling about in its rich soup of Initiated Creativity.
Everything begins as a Seed, be it form, idea or project. Peter Chinni’s series of The Seed bronze sculptures show an evolution from small and simple to larger and more complex, even as we grow spiritually.
When we realize that inside of us is a spark of the Divine we realize that Mother Mary, also known as Virgin Mary, or Virgo is a symbol for us all. The Tibetan, who sent the New Astrology back into the minds of men through Alice Bailey said it well:
“It is said that from some aspects, Virgo is the oldest of the Zodiacal signs. Down through the ages, be it Lilith or Isis, Eve or the Virgin Mary, all portray the Mother of the World, but it is Mary who at length bears the Child in her arms.”