Thursday, March 29, 2007

Astrological Signs Virgo

Astrological Signs Virgo, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-10067]TITLE: Virgo / Sidy. Hall, sculpt. CALL NUMBER: Illus. in QB45 .A83 (Case X) [P&P], REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-10067 (color film copy transparency), No known restrictions on publication.
Digital ID: cph 3g10067 Source: color film copy transparency Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-10067 (color film copy transparency) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (205 kilobytes)

SUMMARY: Astronomical chart showing a winged virgin holding wheat in her left hand and a lily(?) in her right hand forming the constellation.

MEDIUM: 1 print on layered paper board : etching, hand-colored. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [1825], CREATOR: Hall, Sidney, etcher.

RELATED NAMES: Aspin, Jehoshaphat, 18th/19th cent. NOTES: Illus. in: A familiar treatise on astronomy ... / Jehoshaphat Aspin. London : 1825, pl. 21. Exhibited: World Treasures of the Library of Congress, 2002.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g10067 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3g10067 CARD #: 2002695512

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-10067]

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Virgo (astrology) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Virgo is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Virgo. Under the tropical zodiac, Virgo is occupied by the Sun from August 23 to September 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently from September 17 to October 17. The opposite sign to Virgo is Pisces.

Virgo is the sixth sign of the Zodiac, a set of astrological signs, and associated with purity and service. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a diligent, analytical, self-sufficient, controlled, orderly, and modest character but one which is also prone to fussiness, perfectionism, harsh criticism, coldness, and hypochondria. In terms of anatomy, Virgo is said to rule the abdominal region, large and small intestines, spleen, solar plexus, lower lobes of the liver, pancreas, portal veins, umbilicus, hands, nails, and carpal bones. In terms of geography Virgo is linked with Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Uruguay and the Caribbean. According to some astrologers Virgo is a barren sign.

Virgo is traditionally thought to be ruled by the planet Mercury. However, during the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century it was speculated in certain astrological circles that the planet Vulcan, thought to be located near Mercury, was the true planetary ruler of Virgo. Today, some astrologers believe that the dwarf planets Sedna and Eris are or will be the planetary rulers/co-rulers of Virgo. Many astrologers who study the powerful asteroid Chiron, known as "the wounded healer", believe it has the best claim upon the rulership of Virgo. Currently, the vast majority of astrologers still think of Mercury as the planetary ruler of this sign.

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