I am not overly horoscopy. I do, however, identify with being a Virgo. If you’re less horoscopy than I am, Virgo is the sign that runs (do signs “run”) or spans August 23rd (yup my bday kicks it off) to September 22nd. Those in the know say I’m “on the cusp” of Leo and Virgo but since I’m a VIRGO, that doesn’t’ work for me, too wishy washy.
An email I received, from ABC home of all places, gave this Virgo rundown:
Strengths: loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking
Weaknesses: worry, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play.
I don’t entirely agree with that last, harsh descriptor. However, even when I “play” it’s planned and organized, so there you go.
Now, the advice part. This will all make sense shortly. This week, I had a thought provoking, informative and overall amazing conversation with an integrative MD. I am sure I will, with her permission, write more about her at a later date. By most doctor’s standards, I’m in great health. But I do have migraines, some GI stuff and the “worry” mentioned above. I was telling the doctor that I’ve been dabbling in meditation, biking on my new Peloton, going to my IR sauna place, the list continued. The doctor looked at me and said, “maybe your self-care shouldn’t involve so much doing.” OMG. It was, what Oprah would call, an aha moment. I physically felt it. It was completely true.
I know there are people who should do more. If you’re stagnating some more exercise or meditation or a sauna too are good options. For me, and perhaps my Virgo cohort, I need to do less. I’ve been aware of this socially. I actually prefer having fewer social plans. But not being social doesn’t mean I’m relaxing, right?