Virgo represents the perfection of creation. Virgo is the point of departure for the return that the incarnated spirit must undertake at some decisive moment in the cyclical transit of life to which it submits in its need to express itself and acquire full consciousness. The sign of Virgo is the major key to the shifting of our consciousness into the new age. In Virgo, the purpose for which the form has been created begins to be realized and now desires to shift from personality satisfaction toward the more internal yearning to know and understand spiritual reality.
Virgo signifies the blended dual Light: two lights are seen-one bright and strong, the light of form; one faint and dim, the light of God. This light is distinguished by a waxing of one and the waning of the other. This sign stands for the “womb of time” wherein God’s plan (the mystery and the secret of the ages) is slowly matured and-with pain and discomfort and through struggle and conflict-brought into manifestation at the appointed time. Virgo represents the statement, “the Christ within you, the hope of Glory.” Thus, the evolutionary stage of human development indicated by Virgo is the stirring of the objective life within each of us. The purpose of Virgo is to purify and prepare our physical form so that it is more receptive to light.
Virgo is the sign that nurtures, protects and makes room for the Soul to be born. It represents the inner gestation and growth of the Soul force within each of us. In Virgo, matter and spirit serve each other, reflecting the relation between spirit and form and between soul and personality. The personality and the Soul are blended in Virgo, but this blending has yet to take on its objective manifestation. As we progress around the Great Wheel of the Zodiac, Virgo’s frequency stimulates us to “feed our Soul” through the qualities of introspection and eventually, service to others, the natural outpouring of one coming under the influence of their own Soul.
Virgo marks the end of a cycle of purely personal development; it involves engaging the lower bodies (physical, emotional and mental) in a process of self-transformation. It is the synthesis of these three aspects of the feminine: the mental, emotional and physical expression of hidden, ever-present divinity. Virgo nurtures, builds and maintains the form of the lower self. This sign refines the personality so that it can receive the energies of the soul and thus birth the Christ consciousness in the self; helping to rearrange the physical plane in preparation for receiving the higher energies necessary for planetary initiation.
The keynotes of Virgo convey their meaning clearly. On the ordinary wheel, the command goes forth in the following words which institute the activity of Virgo: “And the Word said, Let Matter reign.” Later, upon the wheel of the disciple, the voice emerges from the Virgin herself and she says, “I am the Mother and the child. I, God, I, matter am.”
Virgo symbolizes depths, darkness, quiet and warmth: it is the “valley of deep experience, wherein secrets are discovered and eventually ‘brought to light,’ it is the place of slow, gentle and yet powerful crises and periodic developments which take place in the dark and yet which lead to the light.” In this way, Virgo corresponds to the “blinded” stage of rituals, where the initiate is taken deep inside a cave, for example, in order to turn inward and silently await the appearance of Spirit.
Through earthy Virgo practicality, the process of building a purposeful result is undertaken. Virgo represents the synthesis needed for an idea’s practical function. The practical knowledge that supports and idea’s form. The production of “right” form; the “knowing” of how and where to use what is gathered. Stimulated in Virgo is the urge to seek practical result coming from gathered information and material form. In Virgo, there is an understanding of practical truth; of the needed order and structure which allows wholesome activity to function within humanity.
Assigned to serve and guide the race of humanity, Virgo is the spotless queen of heaven and the mother goddess of nature. This sign symbolizes the whole goal of our evolutionary process which is to protect, nourish and finally reveal the hidden spiritual reality. Virgo is the golden harvest and gives material abundance to all of the children of this planet.