516Virgo

Now, we move to the next constellation of Virgo. On Figure 5.12, we show the representations of Virgo on the Egyptian zodiacs and on the A. Dürer's picture.

There is no problem with recognizing Virgo on Egyptian zodiacs. It is almost always represented by a female figure holding a spike in her hand. The only exceptions are the Inner Petosiris zodiac P1, where Virgo is symbolized by a woman holding instead of spike a scale, and the zodiac (OU) from Thebes, where Virgo has nothing in her hands. The spike in Virgo's hand is not just a decoration, but it symbolizes one of the most bright and famous in ancient astronomy star called today a-Virgo. This star in ancient astronomy was called Spike of Virgo or Spica in Latin. On the Upper Athribis zodiac Virgo holds, instead of a spike, the Leo's tail with a tuft on the tail tip. If we look at the Dürer's picture, we will find a similar idea of showing the star Spica at the Leo's tail tip, which Virgo touches with her finger tip (see Figure 5.10).

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The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The Illustrated Key To The Tarot

The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.

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