Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac and is generally symbolised by the Virgin. Virgo is one of the three Earth signs, the others being Taurus and Capricorn. And like Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces, we find that Virgo is negative in polarity meaning that those of this sign prefer to rely on their own resources rather than look outside for help and assistance.
Virgo was originally regarded as embodying two seemingly very different archetypes – Virgo is pictured as both mother and virgin. Virgo is closely associated with the idea of abundance and fertility in Middle Eastern mythology. Virgo was also seen as being closely connected with the harvesting of crops. Some sources allege that the figure of Virgo has its beginnings in the ancient Mother Goddess religions and the image retained in the zodiac is one of the few references remaining to this age old matriarch.
Some say that the glyph or symbol that is most often used to portray the sign of the zodiac we know as Virgo is actually a form of the Latin letter M. The letter M also has clear connections to the Virgin Mary and this tends to support the idea that Virgo is connected to the old matriarch societies.