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Happy Birthday Virgo!

Sun Sign Birthday Special: Virgo

It’s Happy Birthday time to those known as the hardest-working folks in the Zodiac, Virgos! The ideal time then to delve a little deeper and get inside the heads and hearts of those associated with the sign of the Virgin and take a look at what it is that makes them tick…

Who They Are

In a lot of ways, Virgoans are like the Monica Geller of the 12-signs: practical, organised, sharp, grafting and fussy, with an eccentric enthusiasm for cleanliness and a strong desire for security and stability.

Often introverted and modest by nature, they are also known too for their tremendous loyalty and kindness, especially to animals. Being the second of the three Earth signs (Taurus being the first and Capricorn the final), those born under the sign of Virgo tend to have a deep love and connection to the planet if they choose to embrace a love of nature.

Home & Family

As with all the Earth signs, home and family are especially important to the Virgoan who likes to run a very tight ship – with their highly renowned analytical attention to detail and impressive intellect immensely helpful in this regard.

Career

In career, these talents make for valuable assets too, along with good communication and an ability to argue their point successfully and factually as well as being creative; someone who “thinks outside the box”.

Health & Well Being

Virgoans have a tendency to enjoy a good worry! Their analytical mind can tick over the most minutiae of detail that most of us wouldn’t even think of. Understandably, that can make them prone to stress, mental health issues such as anxiety and/or depression, as well as upset nervous and digestive systems generally. It’s important that the Virgoan is allowed to take time to recharge and refresh whether by simply soaking in a relaxing candlelit bubble bath or a full blown massage/spa day to help them switch off from time to time. Yoga and meditation would make excellent forms of both exercise and rejuvenation for the Virgo.

Love & Relationships

The Virgoan in love is loyal and kind, strong, stable – and can be a bit slow to warm up! Virgoans have a reputation of being “picky” so they’re unlikely to be the jump right in type. They usually want to make sure that it will work out, that the person’s right for them and their life. It may not seem romantic but at least you know if you’re picked out by a Virgo, it’s been a well-thought out choice!

General

This slow and steady, down-to-earth approach to life combined with a love for the simple things in life defines the typical Virgo-born but, as with all signs, there can be some difficult typical traits too:

  • A sometimes overwhelming shyness;
  • Overly cautious;
  • Lack of self-confidence and belief;
  • Overly critical;
  • Fastidious;
  • Can appear cold/harsh;
  • Perfectionist

Birthday Ideas

Whilst the Virgoan in your life will no doubt like actual presents too, maybe the best gift you can give for their birthday is letting them know how much you appreciate them and all the little things they do for you.

For the Virgo, taking a day off from it all, even to celebrate their birthday, might feel something of a challenge with their hardworking tendencies. Surprise parties might also be off-limits for the typically shy Virgoan, who can often feel uncomfortable taking centre-stage. Instead, finding a way to help the Virgo unwind, relax and recharge their batteries might be a better received way to celebrate.

Overview

In essence, the Virgoan is a head-over-heart realist with a big heart for the right person. Whilst they can too often chastise others over the smallest matter, (such as not stacking the dish-washer just so) for those who aren’t particularly practical or interested in the day-to-day, mundane matters of life, they can be life-savers, happy to be of service in organising and dealing with these often thankless tasks.

If you’ve got a special Virgo in your life, make sure you let them know how much you appreciate them this birthday and all the little things they do for you year-round. Encourage them to take some well-earned time-off to celebrate together in whatever way they choose and this alone could go a long way towards doing that.

Bear in mind that the above article describes a person’s typical Sun Sign Virgo traits only and that an individual’s full birth chart details would be required to be more accurate to that individual.

If you’re interested in learning more about how astrology works, check out our page:

https://myholisticliving.co.uk/astrology-divination/astrology/ where you can also find a handy link to getting your own Free Birth Chart from Cafe Astrology https://cafeastrology.com/, a favourite astrology site of mine.

Take a look at yours – were there any surprises?

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Happy Monday!

A ship is always safe at shore but that's not what it's built for quote overlooking statue of liberty
Believing in yourself quote
If you knew how capable you were quote with ladies hand pointing at it on green background
Trusting yourself
Don't think too much, just do what makes you happy quote girl on swing at beach in moonlight
Happiness quote
Set a goal quote on ocean and sky background blue yellow
Goalsetting
The trouble is, you think you have time quote Buddha
Sobering thoughts
Sometimes you win quote overlooking city skyline at dusk/dawn
Life lessons
Walt Disney quote fun to do the impossible
Enjoy the ride!
Venus Williams quote believe in yourself
Self-confidence building
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Pep talk

A few posts that helped improve my mood on a Sunday evening in preparation for the coming week – Happy Monday!

🌻🌻🌻

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Want to Feel Happier?

Happy Vibes

Who doesn’t? I hear you ask, but maybe the bigger question is why we don’t feel happy enough to begin with in today’s modern world.

Of course, there will always be times when we feel sad and upset as a normal part of life’s experiences, such as when we are made redundant or a relationship breaks down, the death of a loved one or an accident or illness.

But what about the other times – when life is in the grey area between our saddest moments and our happiest ones, like a marriage, birth of a child, a new job or some other cause for celebration. When our life is in this grey area, shouldn’t we feel happy most of the time, or certainly not feel “down”. And yet, one of the biggest questions searched on the internet is how to feel happier, suggesting that many of us often aren’t feeling very happy.

According to the United Nations World Happiness Report, Denmark is amongst the happiest places on the planet, with the general consensus being that the Danish culture of Hygge (pronounced “Hoo-gah”) goes a fair way in contributing to this.

Hygge is not something that is directly translatable in English but can be described as a feeling of cosiness and friendliness, leading to a feeling of contentment and well being. Maybe the fact that there is no word for this way of life in the English language is telling in itself.

Examples of Hygge include:

  • Snuggling under a blanket to read in front of an open fire;
  • Picnics with family and friends on a summer’s day;
  • Relaxing in a bath lit by candlelight;
  • Hot chocolate snuggled up with a loved one watching a film together;
  • Sharing meals with friends and family such as warming soups, porridge, stews and pancakes;
  • Barbecues and bonfires;
  • Getting out and enjoying nature;
  • Comfy clothing;
  • Hiking or walking whatever the weather either alone or with friends;
  • Playing board games.

Embracing a Hygge lifestyle means adopting a more leisurely pace in our lives. It requires us to disconnect often from the modern super-fast world in order for us to recharge our batteries by reconnecting with the people around us instead. It means taking the time to switch off from our phones and the virtual world and building, or re-building, our real life support systems with family, friends and our community at large. It is fostering these connections that creates that cosy, friendliness that leads to the path of happiness and well being according to Hygge philosophy.

The beauty of Hygge is that anyone can emulate it all for a relatively low-cost, if not for free.

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does” .

– James M Barrie

Maybe another of the reasons we do not feel as happy as the Danes is that too many of us tend to do whatever we like but don’t actually like what we do, to quote James M Barrie.

So, if we want to feel happier not only can we implement these Hygge techniques into our daily lives but at the same time we need to stop and ask ourselves whether we actually like and enjoy what it is we are doing. Even if it’s paying the bills or doing the shopping or running the kids from one after school activity to another, can we make what we are doing more Hygge-like and foster a sense of warmth, cosiness and friendliness whilst doing it? It’s certainly worth a try!

Let me know in the comments of your Hygge activities – besides, what could be more Hygge-like than sharing your positive experiences with others?

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Zooming & Popcorning

Gerald & Gizmo expressing their joy by “zooming” and “popcorning”.

Without a doubt the cutest thing I’ve seen all day!