Virgo Constellation tattoos are very popular among the people who are Virgo. Virgo Constellation tattoo designs are very simple and subtle yet very meaningful.
People have been studying the skies for centuries and wondered what were those shining tiny dots in the sky. Way before the telescopes were even invented, ancient astronomers used to track the movement of objects and stars in the sky and over time they noticed that certain stars kept their positions and their patterns and images reflect our lives. They connected the stars with lines and these arrangements of stars then grouped into Constellations that forms an imaginary outline or pattern on the celestial sphere, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, a god, or an inanimate object. As of today, there are 88 official constellations. Most of their names came from the ancient Greek mythology. In this article, we’re going to talk about the history and the meanings of Virgo constellation tattoos.
So, if you were thinking about getting a Virgo constellation tattoo then keep reading because we have gathered a beautiful collection of Virgo constellation tattoo designs that will inspire you.
The Zodiac is the ring of 13 constellations that the Sun passes through each year as the Earth orbits around it. The Zodiac constellations are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Pisces, Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Cancer and Leo.
Constellations tattoos have been around for thousands of years and Zodiac Constellations are the most popular among them. The word zodiac comes from the Latin word “Zodiacus”, meaning “circle of animals”. If you are someone who believes in astrology then Zodiac constellation tattoos are perfect for you. Instead of getting a symbol of your star sign, you can get a zodiac constellation tattoo. Zodiac constellation tattoo is more minimalist and subtle than the Zodiac symbol, or you can put them both together in the tattoo design. They complement each other very well.
Virgo Constellation in Mythology
The constellation Virgo is often said to personify Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, the harvest goddess. According to the famous Greek myth, eternal spring once reigned upon the Earth, until that fateful day when the god of the underworld abducted Persephone, the radiant maiden of spring.
Her mother Demeter was so overcome with grief over the loss of her only child that she abandoned her role as the goddess of fruitfulness and fertility. In some parts of the globe, the winter cold turned the once-verdant Earth in to a frigid wasteland, while elsewhere the summer heat scorched the Earth and gave rise to pestilence and disease. The Earth would not bear fruit again until Demeter was reunited with her daughter.
Humanity would have died altogether had not Zeus, the king of gods, intervened. Zeus insisted that the god of the underworld return Persephone back to Demeter, but also proclaimed that Persephone abstain from food until her return. Alas, the god of the underworld purposely gave Persephone a pomegranate, knowing she would suck on a pomegranate seed on her way home.
Persephone was given back to her mother, but Persephone – because of the pomegranate – has to return to the underworld for four months every year. To this day, spring returns to the Northern Hemisphere when Persephone is reunited with Demeter, but the winter season reigns when Persephone dwells in the underworld.
That’s why it’s spring when the constellation Virgo is above the horizon at early evening but why it’s winter when she’s not. From the perspective of the Northern Hemisphere, Virgo is absent from early evening sky in late autumn, winter and early spring. Virgo’s return to sky at nightfall coincides with the verdant season of spring.
Virgo Constellation Tattoo Meaning
Virgo is an Earth sign.
Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.
Strengths: Loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical
Virgo Constellation Tattoo Designs and Ideas
Virgo constellation tattoo is suitable for both men and women. Because of its small size, you can get it practically on every part of your body. Of course, it will make much more sense to get this tattoo if Virgo is your Zodiac sign. But, if you’re not into astrology, and love the beauty of the stars – it is also a perfect option for you. Here are some collection of beautiful Virgo Constellation tattoos.
Virgo Constellation Tattoos on Ankle
Virgo Constellation Tattoos on Arm
Virgo Constellation Tattoos on Behind Ear
Virgo Constellation Tattoos on Calf
Virgo Constellation Tattoos on Forearm
Virgo Constellation Tattoos on Rib
Virgo Constellation Tattoos on Shoulder
Virgo Constellation Tattoos on Wrist
Virgo Constellation Tattoo Placement