In astrology, the sun sign describes a person’s personality traits that remain constant no matter what they are experiencing in life. It’s also indicative of one’s strengths, the unique way that a person expresses their innate “power.” Because the sun is a star and the centre of the Solar System, the sun sign illustrates one’s personal centre.
Astrology also has different suggestions about the things that a person should focus on, based on which sign the sun is at certain times of the year. For example, depending on the year, the sun is in Virgo from August 21 to September 20.
A holistic career coach will tell you that this is the best time to take care of practical details. It’s a good opportunity to get organised, especially since those who have their suns in Virgo are more comfortable working in the background. The downside is that being meticulous, diligent, and inclined to perfectionism can exhaust you faster than you expect.
Thus, while you’re busy getting all the finer details sorted out, you should also remember to take a break. Connect more with your spiritual side to replenish and nourish your mind, body, and soul. Here are a few tips to ensure your holistic well-being:
Have a 10-Minute Mindfulness Practice Daily
Mindfulness can be defined as a mental state that lets you focus on the present. Being mindful is being aware of your current thoughts and emotions, which can help “ground” you. Mindfulness is one of the first essential steps towards gratitude, which in turn is one of the keys to greater happiness.
Practising mindfulness everyday can also help you feel more positive emotions. It allows you to better appreciate your experiences, whether good or bad, and opens your mind to accept new lessons. Mindfulness can also help you build stronger relationships, which is also essential for your overall well-being.
If you’re finding it difficult to practise mindfulness or meditation, it might be good to try journaling. Write down what you’re feeling and what you’re thinking. By seeing things listed down and properly itemised, it might be easier for you to be more mindful.
Writing things down may also help you practise being more grateful. Even just making a bullet list of things to be thankful for everyday can make it easier for you to get in the habit of being grateful. Try creating a list at least once a day. The things you list down don’t have to be “big,” either. You can be thankful for things as simple as reaching your goal of staying hydrated for the day.
Another thing to try is gratitude journaling in advance. It’s literally expressing your thanks for blessings that you have yet to receive but are already “claiming.” This can help inspire you to do your best, and even attract positivity to make things happen.
Eat Good Food and Exercise Regularly
Nourishing your mind, body, and soul requires taking care of yourself. This involves all the “basics,” particularly eating good quality healthy food and exercising regularly to ensure your physical health. This will help you to have more energy during the day and better perform your responsibilities.
Moreover, good health helps boost your mood, so that you feel happier both when you do your work and when you take a break. Taking care of your body also means having a good night’s sleep so the body can repair itself and you can feel well-rested and ready for the next day.
Find Your Passion to Nourish Your Soul
Let’s face it: your day job can be draining. Indeed, there may be times when you want to quit because of all the stress. If you need the job to pay the bills, having this realisation can make you feel trapped.
The key here is to not forget about the things you’re passionate about. Do your job so that you can earn a living but do something you love to keep the fire of passion burning. Allocate even just a couple of hours a week to do the things you love to do.
There are some people who have found a way to merge their jobs and their passions but remember that this is not a standard. Don’t feel obligated to make your passion a “hustle.” Instead, make sure that you have a dedicated time to do things that are exclusively “for the soul.”
Going outside to be in nature helps you form a deeper connection with your spirituality. Indeed, even just a few minutes of being surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature can do wonders to recharge your mind, body, and soul. If you can, take a walk in a park or a beach. Physical movement can help settle your mind, which can then help you feel more one with nature.
If you’re limited in your movement in any manner, even walking around in your neighbourhood can have the same effect. You can even hang out on your balcony or garden to enjoy some sunlight and fresh air. Doing this can help revitalise your spirit.
Remember that it’s good to work hard, but that it’s also important to take care of well-being. What’s more, taking care of yourself doesn’t stop after the sun leaves Virgo. Nourishing your mind, body, and soul is a continuous endeavour so that you can live a full and meaningful life.
If you would like to learn more about how to enrich your practice to suit your chart, please book a 15 min chat with me.