U+264D, ♍
VIRGO

[U+264C]
Miscellaneous Symbols
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On this 16th-century clock-face, Virgo (from 2 o'clock to 3 o'clock on the outer dial, under the moon hand) indicates September.

Translingual

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Alternative forms

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The symbol may have a single hump, rather than two, with the loop crossing the second downward stroke, or have three downward strokes but with the third ending in a tail, like the letter ɱ, without a crossing loop.

Etymology

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Unknown, but it has been suggested that the symbol derives from a letter M for (the Virgin) Mary in the Middle Ages, though the sign had earlier been identified with the goddess Ceres/Demeter. It has also been suggested to be a ligature of Greek παρ (par), for Ancient Greek παρθένος (parthénos, maiden).

Symbol

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♍︎

  1. (astrology) The symbol for the sign Virgo.
  2. (astronomy, rare) The symbol for the constellation Virgo.
  3. (rare) August[1]
  4. (alchemy, archaic) distillation
    Synonym: 🝠
(2): The 1833 US Nautical Almanac using the symbol ⟨♍︎⟩ for stars in the constellation of Virgo, here θ ♍︎ (Theta Virginis), ν ♍︎ (Nu Virginis), π ♍︎ (Pi Virginis).


Presentations of ♍︎
Text
style
Emoji
style
♍︎ ♍️
Note: Character's appearance
may be different on each system.
Text style is forced with ︎
and emoji style with ️
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See also

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Zodiac signs (translingual) (layout · text)
       
ariēs taurus geminī cancer
       
leō virgō lībra scorpiō
       
sagittārius capricornus aquārius piscēs

References

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  1. ^ Rudolf Koch (1955 [1930]) The Book of Signs. Dover, p. 55