Virgo Frondens
 
This is the piece of digital art that I created to accompany my Icon Alchemy astrology blog post for April 24th, 2017

The title of this piece is a word play on the title of a song by Garmarna ("O Frondens Virga") with lyrics in Latin from the Christian mystic Hildegard von Bingen, which despite the lack of an actual Virgo-related aspect happening on this day still felt fitting, both for the detail-orientation brought on by the morning's Mercury/Saturn trine and for the questions of faith brought on by the evening's Moon/Jupiter opposition.  The resonance of the Mars/North Node square from the day before does also bring that Virgo influence into play a bit, especially with the upcoming New Moon being loosely trined to the North Node, and the Virgo-oriented concerns of health and growth that I've been facing in my personal life.  It might seem an odd choice to have an image of delicate ferns for a post titled "Lasting Consequences," but often it is the most seemingly-fragile things that tip the balance and affect us deeply, especially when it comes to challenges to our beliefs.