When Virgo archetypes and energies are activated — as they might be during a Virgo Full Moon time or with heavenly bodies traveling the Virgo constellation, Virgoan Feminine mastery and magic steps into the center stage and spotlight.
Virgo is an Earth sign, and is considered Feminine, the sign of the Virgin and the Vestal, the priestesses who for many years were Keepers of the Flame.
The Virgo-Vestal devotedly tends to all that is sacred both in mystical realms and in the mundane, and lends the healing presence, right where we are.
Of course, though cycles or times that are rich in the Virgo ‘medicine’ add potency, you can call up your Virgo-Vestal magic any time you need these particular gifts or qualities of devoted flame-tending, sacred-infusing, hearth-keeping, and healing-presence-lending.
What are the Virgo Magicks, Medicines, and Mysteries?
Virgo an Earth-centered archetype has the magic of, among other things, mindfully and attentively tending the inherent sacredness, the health, and the wellbeing of self, others, and Earth in a grounded way.
It may also be a lens through which we can more easily become aware of the sacred that is infused in the everyday matter which we often take for granted, or worse, dismiss or abuse.
As such, it’s associated with the Vestal Priestesses — famed Keepers of the Flame and, in some ways, elevated and much-respected as keepers of the symbolic flame and Heart of Rome. Find more about Virgo and the Vestal flame-keepers in the link below.
For now, we’ll stir the sacred well of insight and creativity for other potent clues about the Virgo facets of our natures — these qualities and traits that allow us to devotedly tend, to recognize and thus invite out the sacred, to see that small gestures and kindnesses can in themselves be big magic.
The Virgo parts of us also offer the potential of mindfulness and attentiveness — the awareness that each word — each detail — has its own magic (so knows that by changing one word, one detail, one element of practice, we make bigger shifts). And more.
Though ruled by Mercury or Hermes, we find more clues about the Virgo medicine, magic, and Mysteries when we learn that statues of Mercury or Hermes were often just outside the temples at whose core was the eternal flame of Vesta or Hestia (depending on whether you were Greek or Roman).
Some astro-mythologists also associate Chiron the Wounded Healer with the Virgo archetype, and why not? I’d add Chiron’s Feminine complement Chariklo as well, for a complete, balanced team (which in myth and thus potential, they are indeed).
So we have the theme of thought and word that comes forth from a heartful, wise place, and thus has the power to be healing rather than cruel, diminishing, blisteringly critical, or eviscerating (as thought and word too often are these days!).
If you know the personality and esoteric or soul qualities of this powerful group, you begin to have an idea about the Virgoan magic, medicine, and Mysteries available to you — we all have Virgo somewhere in our astro-blueprint (aka chart), and we all have Chiron, Chariklo, Vesta, Hestia, Mercury-Hermes, and Iris, too.
Weave them together to see a chapter in your own soul-story, and see what wise counsel and magic they might offer to you now — and also how they participate (and who they join) in the greater story of your own Earth Walk this time around and your purpose and vocation therein.
These are some of the purpose clues that can shed the light of insight and guide us on our way. (If you’d prefer a lantern holder and guide in the exploration of your purpose clues and/or emerging Feminine Magic and Mysteries, send me an email and we’ll explore the possibilities and potentials together.)
Remember Virgo’s message:
There is magic and sacred meaning in being attentive to and tending the sacred-heart of the smallest of things, both within and around you.
Everything is sacred at its core, because at the core of everything is the Divine Spark or flame.
At the center of everything is the opportunity for the welcoming hearth, and heart.
And we can find unexpected magic and meaning in tending that graciously and with devotion (and in the face of these very intense times, that can truly be ‘tall practice’ and challenge us to the core … but be worth the devotion.)
The beautiful thing is that we can find ways to weave and express this Virgo attentiveness, mindfulness, sacred-flame-tending quality into all we do as we go throughout our day — even into our work or vocation (more on that is on the Musing Radar … stay tuned!). With that, comes a renewed sense of meaning.
You can stir your Virgo mojo further with The Heart, Core, and Magic of the Feminine and This Little Light of Mine from the Sophia’s Children archives.
Big Love and Virgo Blessings,
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Lots of love,
August 27, 2014 at 2:48 am
Oh what Gems. 🙂
August 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm
Thank you, Ashley Persephone. I’m happy to share the Gems. 🙂 Love, Jamie
August 29, 2014 at 7:51 am
I love, “There is magic and sacred meaning in being attentive to and tending the smallest of things, both within and around you.” It is by this mindful attention that we can live more fully in the moment.
I’d like to add also,
1; Virgo’s need for space and contemplation is used to order their thoughts- store away for later retrieval- and to find meaningful connections. This deep thinking allows Virgos to make less mistakes and to find practical solutions to life’s problems, if they don’t get ‘bogged down’ in the details. .
2. Virgo’s often make it to the ‘tops’ of their professions as they are hardworking and have excellent managerial skills.
3. Virgo’s are excellent communicators and are often versed in many different subjects.They know a lot more than they appear to! 🙂
September 4, 2014 at 6:23 pm
Thank you for adding to the richness that Virgo brings to the human tapestry, Bridget. 🙂
August 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm
I love this post!!
So many deep resonances…. I have sun and ascendant in Virgo, and moon with Vesta in Taurus, keeper of the flame, indeed!
And my little grandma Minnie Vestella (gone before my birth) triggered my awareness of the hearth priestess early on. Thank you for bringing you own Mágïc to the details of our story!
September 4, 2014 at 6:21 pm
That’s so wonderful that your grandmother Minnie Vestella sparked your awareness of hearth priestessing! And the flame continues to be tended … 🙂 Love, Jamie
September 6, 2014 at 1:23 am
I have nominated your blog for The Liebster Award! Congratulations!! Please see the link to continue the love 🙂
Have a great day ☮
September 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm
Thanks so much, Sadie! I appreciate the honor. 🙂 Big Love, Jamie
March 21, 2015 at 8:54 pm
Just discovering this post today, what a delight to read this and share the hearth with you and Vesta and some other awesome Sophia’s Children readers. As someone with 5 planets in Virgo and Virgo rising it does come naturally for me to celebrate the sacred in the smallest of things. Thank you for honouring this unexpected magic that is just waiting for us to bring it to life with the touch of our heart.
In Om and Prem,
March 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm
Greetings, Sri Devi. Many thanks! Ahhh, yes, that’s a powerful stellium in Virgo, and the Virgo rising, too. You really decided to dive into the experiment and experience of the Virgo mysteries this lifetime. 🙂 And so, beautiful, that Virgo ‘medicine’ of knowing and tending the sacred in all, and in small, things. Blessings, Jamie
October 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm
Wonderful Jamie… first time I’ve read what I’ve always experienced of Virgo… I often call her ‘The Spirit if the Earth’. Born under her guidance (Sept 12th) I’ve spent many years getting to know and observe her. As I have Vesta close to my Sun I wondered if this was influencing my perception of Virgo… but I felt confident in my understanding and (great Virgo) perception… of the true Virgo nature. Thanks Jamie… <3
October 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm
Many thanks, Marilyn. I’m so glad that these Virgo Mysteries musings spoke to you! And Vesta snugged to your Sun seems a potent blending, so perhaps that does strengthen your innate understanding of true Virgo (along with your life-long conversation with Virgo Spirit. :)) Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your comment. Blessings, Jamie