My relationship with horoscopes is a little weird. On one hand, I’m totally a Virgo and a lot of my personality traits match up with my star sign. On the other hand, I’m a complete cynic, scoffing whenever I’m reading a weekly horoscope, wondering how can they be true when they aim to serve a massive group of people.
Despite my conflicting opinions on the stars, I find a lot of enjoyment in reading about horoscopes, taking fun quizzes and testing compatibility. My husband – who I’m not very compatible with, by the way – can’t stand horoscopes. Even the mere mention of them causes an eye roll and a groan. Maybe that compatibility thing is right after all?
I’m very proud of my Virgo tendencies (it’s the best sign, obviously!), so when I came across the idea of morning routines based on your star sign, I thought it would be fun to live my life in the ways recommended by the astrologers. Well, actually, I’m not sure it’s actual astrologers recommending these, as opposed to content creaters, but I was keen to see what they thought I should be doing just because I was born at a certain time of the year.
Apparently the best time for Virgos to wake is between 4am and 6am. I usually wake up at 5:30am, just so I can fit a little extra into my day. I’m very much a morning person, but when winter comes, it’s still hard to get out of bed, even for someone who is used to it.
I woke up at 5:30am and dragged myself out of bed in the darkness to get onto my next task.
The To-Do List:
I started to see a pattern very early when I was flicking through the several tabs I had open. Apparently, Virgos thrive when they set their to-do list early in the day and check things off before they even go to work. Guilty! So much so that I sometimes even plan my to-do list the night before, but I usually end up adding to it in the morning because I’ve thought of something that needs to be done during the night.
Get Sh*t Done:
I filled my to-do list with the types of things that seem to satisfy Virgos (according to the articles, anyway). I worked on my personal project, which is my next book, spending the early morning writing and editing while my brain was at its most productive. Then, I zoomed through my chore list, including tidying and hanging out the laundry before getting started on my work for the day.
Exercise is already part of my daily routine, and the more I got through my day, the more it seemed like I was just following my normal routine. Apparently, the way I plan my days is already very Virgo-esque. The exercise part is what tripped me up, though. I found an article that put marathon running at the top of the types of exercise that may suit a Virgo. And this, my friends, is where I draw the line. I hate running for extended periods of time. It’s just not for me. Instead, I stuck to my daily weights routine. Sticking to a routine seems very Virgo-like, anyway.
Self-care is very important to Virgos and taking time out mentally can feed productivity and make you feel even more accomplished. For self-care, I found a few different options for Virgos, so – naturally – I did all three. I took some time to work on an organisation project by clearing out some items for donation from my husband’s wardrobe. Then, I engaged in grounding and spending time outdoors, sitting in the grass while my daughter played in the backyard, making sure to let my bare skin touch connect with the earth.
Finally, I relaxed with a book and a cup of tea.
Go To Bed Early:
I read that Virgos can survive on six hours of sleep but would feel better on more. As someone with a one year old, I know I can survive on six hours of sleep (or less!), but I feel a whole lot better when I’m getting closer to nine hours.
I followed the advice, slipped into my cosy pyjamas and flopped into bed.
So, how did choosing to live my day by my star sign go? I mean, I feel like it was almost a typical day in my life – and I’m not sure if that means I should believe more in star signs because I’m living that Virgo life, or if it means I should believe in them less because this kind of routine would benefit anyone. Is that a really Virgo thing to say?
I’m undecided. What do you think?