Virgo Astronomically Speaking
The pictorial representation of Virgo is a maiden bearing in one hand a sheaf of wheat and holding in the other a glorious jewel, the beautiful blue-white star Spica, a star of the first magnitude. This star’s spiritual radiations were recognized by many of the ancients. They built temples dedicated to Spica’s heavenly light where they could receive its special benediction. Spica means a “sheaf of wheat.” The Virgin with grain symbolizes androgynous power, equilibrium between the spiritualized masculine and feminine principles.