‘The Maiden’ – Day 235/365


Hello Virgos, we’re officially waltzing into your sign.⁠
Virgo, is not, as many may think, represented by ‘the virgin’. In fact the earthy sign of Virgo is symbolised as Astraea, the goddess of wheat.⁠

According to Greek mythology, the Maiden Astraea was the last of the immortal gods to leave Earth for Olympus at the end of the Silver Age. This is why Virgos are so strongly linked to Earth and things from the material plane.⁠
When I started painting this one, I had planned to infuse some lilacs because of what the above story inspired in me. But it turns out the influence of my own life’s Virgos was stronger (my father, uncle and stepdad have all brought strong, guiding Virgo energy into my life) and hence the colours that came to play were this rather steely blue.⁠
So if Virgo is reminding me of anything this month, it’s that the best structure and rules are not the ones others impose on you, but the ones you discover for yourself. ♍⁠
Happy Friday all⁠

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration: artist’s own

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August 23, 2019