Some recent Virgo birthdays were inspiration for collages that became cards. While looking for a Virgo theme for my dear friend Helen, I came across an image with a lion. I've never associated lions with Virgo, but I really liked the image, but not the Virgo within it. So out she went. I then created a more, to my mind, kick-ass Virgo goddess who matched the lion energy, which I felt was a 'Guardian' energy.
|Virgo Lion Guardian collage
Lion Guardian inspired me to create just that for Helen - a lion guardian box. I then went on a lion quest. I found some plaster lion heads in my studio, which had been cast from a push mold I made years ago. More interestingly, these were in supplies Helen had passed along to me. Aha, her energy was coming into the piece. The gold frame in the lid, gold leaf and other elements all came from supplies she had given me. Stalwart guardian crystals came from my big crystal bowl and our Virgo Lion Guardian came together nicely. Mz. Helen was pleased as well.
|Lion Guardian Box mixed-media assemblage 5x5x9
The Virgo collage for my friend Michael evolved into one I call The Virgo Mystic and includes symbols of transformation, like the snakes and swords.
|Sun and Moon Lions collage