Virgo Astrology - Virgo is latin for "virgin". The constellation of Virgo is representative of many identities, all related to maidens, purity and fertility.
In Greek mythology Virgo was originally associated to Dike, also known as Justice, daughter of Zeus and Themis, who initially lived among mankind but withdrew when they no longer upheld justice.
While in India Virgo was identified with Kauni, mother of the great God Krishna, in the Assyrian culture she was Baalita, wife of the God Baal. The Babylonians linked her to Ishtar, the Goddess of Procreation, while Egyptians associated her with Isis, the Goddess who taught humans marriage and household management.
To the Romans, she was Ceres, Goddess of Fields and all agricultural activity, or sometimes Proserpina, the Wheat-Bearing Maiden, who was actually the beautiful daughter of Ceres and Jupiter.
According to legend, Pluto, God of the Underworld, was riding in his black chariot pulled by black horses one day, inspecting some fields, where Proserpina was gathering flowers with her friends. When Pluto noticed her, he was so impressed by her tender beauty that he abducted her in his chariot and hurried back to his underworld.
In utter despair, Ceres sought in vain for her daughter, travelling over all lands and all seas. Refusing to rest during the course of her search, she stopped caring for the crops until Proserpina was found. Thus, everything died and the Earth was threatened with famine.
To save the Earth, Jupiter ordered Pluto to allow Proserpina to live with her mother, Ceres, for six months of each year in the Upperworld, and to spend the other six months of the year with Pluto in his Underworld kingdom.
Therefore, Virgo Constellation can only be seen from March until August, the months when grain and other crops grow and are harvested.
From August to the following March, Virgo is invisible and the fields look dead while Ceres mourns for the separation from her beloved daughter.