The Virgo symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the Maiden carrying a shaft of wheat. This is the Virgo horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.
Each zodiac sign has a special symbol, or glyph, that’s associated with the mythology behind it. For example, Sagittarius is ruled by the mythical Centaur—the Archer—so its glyph resembles an arrow pointed skyward. The Virgo symbol is often shown by the Maiden carrying a shaft of wheat, and its glyph represents an “M” shape curled in on itself. The “M” represents the intestines and “virginity” or sexual modesty (as opposed to Scorpio with the “M” glyph curved tail). The curled loop also demonstrates Virgo’s ability to discern between right and wrong, virtuous and immoral. Almost all of the 12 zodiac signs are depicted by an animal, with the exception of Gemini, Virgo and Libra. The Virgo symbol also has a unique meaning.
What is the Virgo symbol?
The Virgo horoscope symbol is the Maiden or Virgin. The Virgo symbol is usually depicted as a very simple graphic meant to resemble a Maiden carrying a shaft of wheat, in addition to the “M” glyph to represent intestines or virginity. Virgo dates typically fall from August 23 to September 22. Analytical, practical, critical, supportive and health conscious are the main Virgo traits. Thus, the Virgo symbol of the Maiden expresses the service-oriented and innocent qualities of this zodiac sign. As a grounded earth sign and an analytical mutable sign, Virgo is the purist of the zodiac, the sign that can be known for acting overly-critical, but also highly organized and clean.
To remember the Virgo symbol, here’s a handy chart of the zodiac symbols:
Although there is a standard symbol used to depict each zodiac sign, Virgo symbols can vary based on the artist who renders it. You may see different Virgo symbols, spanning from the simple Virgo glyph of the “M” to a full-on drawing of a Maiden, Virgin or some other earthy depiction.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which has a symbol of its own. The Mercury symbol is simply depicted by a Spirit (circle) over matter (cross), resulting in receptivity and communication (crescent).