Virgo Constellation

Looking Up to Virgo

More commonly today, Virgo is much closely related to forecasts about future fortune, luck and destiny. It has become so mixed up in all the stories and articles written by the media that there are times when its real meaning and what it truly symbolizes is lost in the action. In fact, Virgo is a constellation in our sky apart from being one of the twelve signs that make up the zodiac. Not only that but it is actually the second largest one as it resides in between the constellations of Leo and Libra.

Just to give you a clearer idea of why these so called constellations exist, back in the day, during the Roman era, the different constellations denoted the different stations in the sky. They followed the supposed path of the sun around our sky and it was one of the greatest breakthroughs in early astronomy. Of course more modern models succeeded it but its significance is still seen today.

Moving back to the Virgo constellation, at night, it is actually relatively easy to spot its formation. Its brightest star which is called Spica, can easily be seen with the naked eye and from there, you can trace out the constellation. In the past, the constellation Virgo was used to represent prominent goddesses because of the traits that it symbolizes. Since it is Latin for virgin, there is a sense of purity and innocence in the symbol, traits that are usually found in goddesses alone. Actually, many myths have been written and told about this constellation and it figures to be one that has many stories compared to its counterparts.

If you are able to spot Virgo, its visual representation is supposedly that of a lady carrying two bags. It may be quite difficult to make out at first which is why using a chart may help you spot the whole constellation. It is very unfortunate though that people have forgotten about the constellation and can barely even make out its figure in the skies. Back during the prominence of the zodiac in astronomy, it was very useful to be able to point out the different stations in the sky and what they represented. Today, although it may not have its practical uses, knowing the constellations and being able to point them out just shows appreciation their importance in the past is still acknowledged and appreciated today.