The Virgin emblem traditionally symbolizes the pure love of all things. And Virgo is the expression of purity and perfection, the Virgin of honour and unconditional love. There is the inherent virtue in Virgo that smells of fresh heaven dust. And this is like the purity of angels and heavenly dwellers, who are partners in service like Virgo.
"Gold Topaz - This has always been regarded as a stone of wisdom and protection. It gives Virgos the courage and perseverance to implement their life plans. It ensures that they work honestly and fairly at achieving them. Gold topaz is also the gemstone of self-realization."
- Healing Crystals and Gemstones: From Amethyst to Zircon by Dr Flora Peschek-Böhmer and Gisela Schreiber, p. 37, 2002
Earth signs don’t tend to believe in ‘forever’. They too are entranced by the blossom and colours of flowers to think about forever. As flowers wither and fall back into the ground to re embody the source that has nourished them for so long, Earth signs see themselves as the naturalistic process that they will eventually return to
Virgo. The sixth sign of the zodiac. The mutable quality of the earth element. Symbolized by the Virgin holding a sheaf of wheat, indicating the gathering in of material needs at harvest time. In a similar fashion Virgos collect, store, digest, and assimilate all their experiences. This sign signifies the adjustment and reorientation of the self through discrimination, mental analysis, attention to detail, service, and health.
Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury, the mind, in its more analytical approach. Associated with the intestines, spleen, and organs of assimilation. The Sun is in Virgo between approximately August 21st and September 21st.”
- Running Press Glossary of Astrology Terms, 1977, page 97