The Sun sign of Virgo is said to represent perfection of creation as well as a point of departure for the return of an incarnated spirit which will be undertaken at a decisive moment in a cyclical transit of life to which one submits via their need to express themself and acquire full conscious self awareness. Virgo is a major key player within the shifting of our consciousness into the New Age/Aeon for here one’s life purpose for which they incarnated into matter begins to be realized and now desires to shift from personality satisfaction towards a more internal yearning to know and understand deeper spiritual realities.
The blended dual light of Virgo is one of wholeness where the two lights are seen as one which is bright and strong while at the same time is one which is faint and dim; a paradox. This light is distinguished via a waxing of one and the waning of the other. Virgo energy is the womb of time where God’s plan is slowly nurtured, matured, and brought into manifestation at an appointed time. Virgo is the epitome of the statement “the Christ within you, the hope of Glory.” At this evolutionary stage of human development indicated by Virgo is the stirring of the objective life within each of us. The life purpose of all Virgo Sun signs is to purify and prepare our physical form so that it is more receptive to light.
As we progress around the Great Wheel of the Zodiac the Virgo frequency stimulates us to feed our Soul through the qualities of introspection followed by service to others in a natural outpouring of one coming under the influence of their own Soul. Virgo marks the end of a cycle of purely personal development which involves engaging our lower self in a process of self transformation. The synthesis of these three aspects of the feminine known as the mental, emotional, and physical expression of hidden ever present divinity refines the personality so that it can receive the energies of the Soul and thus birth the Christ consciousness in the self helping to usher into the physical plane the higher energies necessary for planetary initiation. The Virgo mantra is I am the Mother and the child. I, God, I, matter am.
Assigned as a world server and guide for the entire race of humanity Virgo is the spotless Queen of Heaven and the mother goddess of nature. This sign symbolizes the complete goal of our evolutionary process which is to protect, nourish, and finally reveal the hidden spiritual reality which is to be a golden harvest that gives material abundance to all of the children of this planet.
From within esoteric Judaism and Christianity we see this best in the month of Elul. Elul is said to be the month of repentance, mercy, and forgiveness following the two previous months known as the two great sins of Israel (the sin of the Golden Calf and the sin of the spies). The four letters which spell Elul are an acronym for the initial letters of the phrase in the Song of Songs 6:3 which reads “I am to my beloved and my beloved is to me” as a sign of repentance and consummate desire to return to one’s soul root in God through a Divine expression of mercy and forgiveness. Elul is the month of preparation for the high holy days of Tishrei when Moses ascended to Mount Sinai a third time for a period of forty days from Rosh Chodesh. Elul to Yom Kippur is when he descended with the second tablets of the covenant. These days were the days when God revealed to the Jewish people his great mercy.
The Yod is the first letter of the Tetragrammaton via the ame Havayah or mercy. It is also the final letter of the name Adnut which encapsulates the name Havayah to reveal and express it to the world. The Yod is the beginning of the essence of Divine mercy and the end of the manifestation of Divine mercy. All created form begins with an essential point of energy and life force. The end of this creative process is as well a point of consummation and satisfaction. The word Yod means hand. The verse which reads “Even my hand has founded the Earth, and my right hand has developed the heavens,” shows that “G-d stretched out his right hand to create the heavens and stretched out his left hand to create the Earth.” The right hand is the point of beginning while the left hand is the point of endings. The Earth represents a consummation of Creation. The Yod of Elul is of special and particular note as the left hand is acting as the controller of the month’s sense of action and rectification. This is the final point of creation reaching its ultimate purpose and end where the Yod of Adnut perfectly reflects in created reality the Yod of Havayah or mercy.
Virgo the betulah symbolizes God’s beloved bride, Israel, as well as the bride of the Song of Songs who says to her groom “I am to my beloved and my beloved is to me.” The word betulah appears for the first time in the Torah and this is the only time in description of a specific woman in praise of the matriarch Rebeccah prior to her marriage to Isaac. In Kabbalah the union of Isaac and Rebecca symbolizes a spiritual service of prayer and devotion to God through gematria as Isaac (Yitzchak equals 208) plus Rebecca (Rivka equals 307) which is 515 and equal to tefilah or prayer.
In Kabbalah the mother remains forever on the spiritual plane as a virgin who is in a continual state of teshuvah and tefilah with her ever new union with father never ceasing as two companions that will never part. With the coming of Mashiach such will be the state of the lower groom and his bride. Father and mother correspond to the first two letters of Havayah via the higher union between the groom and bride as well as to the son and daughter via the second two letters of Havayah found within the lower union.
The betulah symbolizes as well virgin Earth and the land of Israel destined to be married to the people of Israel as the prophet declared “As a young man marries a virgin so will your children marry you (the land of Israel)” in Isaiah 62:5. Here we see that the children marry Mother Earth who remains virgin Earth. The Earth represents the rectification of action as described above.
The sense of action is the sense and inner knowledge or gnosis that through devoted deeds of goodness one is always able to rectify any blemished or broken state of the human Soul. This is the sense necessary for working out the spiritual service of Elul through repentance and true teshuvah to God. Here one is never to despair. Instead one is inclined to fix a broken object or save a situation rather than throw it away. This sense is also one of organization and management of complex systems.
There is a mitzvah or commandment of action with regards to the tefilin shel yad that states it is to be performed on the left hand (the right hand puts it on the left hand) or sees to its being performed on the left hand as the left hand touches the heart. This teaches us that all rectified actions derive from the good emotions and intentions of our heart.
Worship of a virgin Earth or Mother Earth dates back before the development of patriarchal societies circa 3,000 BC which coincided with shifting from Lunar to Solar worship in Neolithic Europe. Traces of matriarchal societies reach backwards into Paleolithic periods through numerous Venus figurines discovered in Europe. This system of beliefs had close connections to the afterlife as seen in red ochre funerary rights.
Archaeological evidence now shows that the Earth may have once been viewed and worshiped as a living and breathing female being. Ancient texts and mythologies support these ideas of a primary goddess who was intimately associated to the Earth, fertility, and agriculture epitomized by Cybele a Phrygian Earth mother who represented the fertile Earth and was also a Goddess of caverns, mountains, and all natural phenomena. The Greek Cybil’s would later become the female oracles inspired to divination by the Gods.
In Greek mythology we find Demeter and Persephone telling the story of a mother who discovers that her daughter has been abducted by Hades who dragged Persephone into the underworld with him. Demeter as goddess of the harvest wreaked carnage and revenge upon the Earth by refusing to provide any crops. In the Hindu context the worship of a Mother entity can be traced back to early Vedic culture. The Rigveda calls the divine female power Maimata (R.V. 1.164.33) which is a term that literally means Mother Earth. In Malta which means home of the Mother Goddess a large number of female figurines were found in prehistoric Maltese temples built in the shape of Mother Earth leading to suggestions that this was once home to a matriarchal oracle culture. In Thebes and Delphi you will see this depicted as the Omphalus stones or naval stones symbolizing the great flood by referring to their function as plugs.