Saturday, August 23, 2014

Virgo the Maiden


Painting of Diana.
 
"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything."
--Johann von Goethe, writer, statesman, and Virgo.

Many modern Pagans prefer to pick names based on astrological signs. Yes, I know I just finished doing a series of posts very similar to this on the old blog, but this time I'm not limiting myself to thirteen names. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names by K. M. Sheard is an excellent resource for finding names to go with specific astrological signs, so if you want even more options than the ones I list here go find that book.

Today the sun sign enters Virgo (generally it lasts from August 22nd to September 22nd, depending on the year). Virgos are traditionally known for having a purity of spirit and a love of knowledge. They're very detail oriented and love research. This is an earth sign, so that immediately means that Virgos are very practical. This sign is symbolized by the maiden (Pagans in general are not fond of the word "virgin" so I replaced it with maiden because it means the same thing) which is meant to represent their modesty. They're very self contained and don't like to be in the spotlight. Virgos are also known for being fussy about their surroundings and very aware of their bodies.

Just a word about name selection for Virgos: unlike the Leos, it is unlikely that they will appreciate a name that sticks out from the crowd. So unless there are more flamboyant signs in the rest of their astrological chart (and I included some more unique options for that reason) it's probably better to stick with more "sensible" names.

Maiden (or young man) names:

Cora
Virgil
Vestal
Junius
Dido
Fawn
Rhian
Azra
Mabyn
Owain
Galadriel ("maiden crowned with a radiant garland")

Virgin goddesses:

Artemis
Diana
Cynthia
Athene
Minerva
Pallas
Ariadne
Elettra
Kore
Mary
Sophia
Vesta

Earth names:

Gaia
Octavian ("eighth")
Octavie
Ottavia
Eartha
Demeter ("earth mother")
Ceres ("to grow")
Gardner
Garden
Sita ("furrow")
George ("farmer")
Georgia
North
Terra
Harvest
Meadow

Time names:

August
Augustus
Augusta
September
Septima
Septimus
Sistine ("Sixth," because it's the sixth sign in the zodiac.)

Green, Yellow, and Brown names:

Lourdes (arguably "pale yellow")
Mahogany
Copper
Cypress
Viridian
Sage
Jade
Holly
Russell
Olive
Amber
Saffron
Xanthe ("fair hair")
Duncan ("brown-haired")

Attribute names:

True
Truly
Valor
Ophelia ("help")
Ophelie
Cosima ("order, decency")
Cosmina
Cosmo
Cosimo
Eulalie ("well spoken")
Esperanza ("to hope")
Esperance
Remedy
Remedios
Valentine ("strong")
Valentino
Valentina
Clemency ("mercy")
Constant
Constance
Erastus ("beloved")
Modestus
Vimala ("pure")
Mabel ("loving")

Other ideas:

Paloma
Orchard
Huckleberry
Maple
Juniper
Bryony
Florence
Delphine
Delphino
Pomona
Arcadia
Arcadio
Avalon
Echo
Magdalene
Marigold
Opal
Nao
Rosalind
Siddhartha
Mercury
Lazarus
Peridot
Fabrice
Orlando
Sebastian
Percival
Cyprian
Raphael
Raphaella

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