Virgo Signs, Virgo Characteristics, Constellation Virgo, Virgo Horoscope
Virgo, the second largest constellation and one of the earliest to be distinguished, lies on the zodiac east of Leo and, in mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, is visible above the southern horizon on spring evenings. In this website you will find information about Virgo signs, Virgo characteristics, Virgo constellation, horoscope, personality, traits and the Virgo zodiac sign profile in the UK. Most of Virgos stars are faint, except for brilliant blue white Spica, the 15th brightest star in the sky. The autumnal equinox, or the position of the Sun on the first day of autumn, is located in Virgo. The constellation is noted for containing a large cluster of galaxies.
The Persians believed that the blue of the sky was the reflection of a great sapphire upon which rested the Earth. Thus, it is often said to represent the tranquillity of the heavens and some historians have noted that the Law given to Moses on the Mount was engraved upon tablets of sapphire. It is also the stone used in the Cardinal’s ring to denote his badge of office within the Catholic religion. In addition, this gem was once believed lethal to venomous insects and reptiles, as well as being regarded in terms of gender…dark stones being female and light stones being male.
In Medieval times, priests and monks would wear sapphire jewellery in the belief that the stone possessed the power to quell wicked impulses and impure thoughts, in addition to banishing envy and promoting chastity in virgins. Many monarchs throughout history have worn sapphires around their necks as a powerful defence from harm.
It is worth noting that a sapphire and a ruby are made of the same material, differing only in color.