I am Virgo.
Roll on this essential oil blend to envelop your body and senses in the energy of Virgo.
Virgo is an earth element, rooted and reliable. Just as the earth offers us its bounty, Virgo is bound by the ideal of service.
Often shown as a young woman holding a sheaf of wheat, the feminine side of Virgo is linked to the Mother goddesses, the givers of life and suppliers of food, the nurturers. Many Virgos find themselves called to work in service and healing positions as care-givers, nurses, and therapists, and value their role as engaged, nourishing parents.
The wheat in the Virgo depiction also represents the sun in its heat as it moves through the sign during the harvest, so the masculine side of Virgo is linked with diligent, hard work.
As work-focused individuals, Virgos often have a deep need to feel they’re useful, doing something worthwhile. They are precise, intelligent, problem-solvers, and dedicated. These qualities also give rise to many librarians and accountants born under the sign.
Virgos enjoy being of service and often don’t rest or find peace of mind until the problems they put their minds to are resolved. They are loyal and, if unbalanced, may put their own needs behind others, leaving them exhausted and worried. We remind them to celebrate and pursue their own creative and intellectual passions, to find what nourishes them, and to offer love and self-care to their own bodies and spirits.
What we admire about Virgos is their modesty. While they are highly productive and great achievers, loyal to their goals, they do not tout their own merits, gifts, and talents. They prefer to quietly serve and remain loyal to their friends, family, and community.
About the Oils
Meticulous, committed, and giving, Virgos may find themselves spread too thin, worried, tense, or without restful sleep as they sort through problems. They may also spend lots of time in their heads, analyzing once, twice, and many times more. So this blend offers them tranquility.
Lavender is an oil of supreme balance and ease. A flower of universal healing powers, it eases us into relaxation while also focusing our minds—offering alertness. It can do both because its power is in the way it relaxes us: because its name means “to wash,” it supports us in washing away the debris, physical and spiritual, of what we no longer need. This brings peace and this brings clarity: we are not bogged down by the “stuff” any more and, instead, discover freedom within ourselves. Free space. There is less worry, more openness. More ease.
While Virgos may boldly (and even bluntly) declare their truth, lavender essence, whose name may also come from “livere,” which means blueish (the color of the throat chakra), softens Virgo’s message, allowing it to be spoken with peace, gentleness, compassion, and truth.
Lavender soothes weary muscles and promotes restful sleep, providing Virgos the nurturing they so easily offer to others.
Roman chamomile is also in this blend—deeply earthy, grounding, and invoking calmness. When problems overwhelm Virgo, roman chamomile allows tension to unwind, connecting Virgo back to the present and its roots in the earth.
Lastly, peppermint subtly adds to this blend. Peppermint is an oil that honors Virgo’s desire to be active, to produce, to do work that is worthwhile, but it does so in a way that doesn’t overwhelm. Instead, it is an oil of alertness, of positive uplift, of joyful creativity.
How it works
Essential oils are potent essences that carry the wisdom and magic of the earth. Not only do they heal and honor our skin; they change the frequency of our cells, bringing transformation to our thoughts, our emotions, and our mood.
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With each essential oil, we take our cue from myths and stories of the past and our senses, allowing the lores of how they were used, their color, their scent, and how they make us feel to help us conjure the intuitive energy and properties of each oil.
How to apply it:
- your wrists
- the soles and tops of your feet
- your temples
- your neck
- the crown of your head
- your abdomen
- over your heart
- behind your ears
- your shoulders
- or bring it to your nose and waft in its energy and aroma