Virgo Depression (A 5 Point Guide)

In this article we will take a look at depression and how it affects virgos. Furthermore, the article will introduce the zodiac sign Virgo to readers and also give a brief introduction to depression – a widespread mental health condition which affects millions every year.

Depression In Virgos – What Is It Like?

Depression in Virgos revolves around negative thoughts and their inability to reach that ‘level of perfection’.this zodiac sign is a frequent overthink and they will come up with hundreds of scenarios in their minds that reflect their worst fears. Their negative thinking extends to their self image such as not having the perfect body image or being able to follow a certain routine that enables them to stay healthy, fit and active!

  • Negative Body Image
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Inability To Reach Perfect ‘Self’
  • Irrational Fears

When it comes to depression in Virgos, they tend to adopt a self blame approach where they are not happy with their own selves and this is probably because they have very high standards to achieve.

In this article, we will take a look at what depression is like and also introduce the zodiac sign Virgo in detail. Furthermore, we will highlight traits that contribute to the depression of Virgos.

What Is A Virgo?

A Virgo is an astrological sign of the zodiac which is assigned to people born between and including 22 August to 22 September. It is the sixth sign in the zodiac with the symbol of a maiden. These individuals who possess this star are defined as people who value their work in that they put much effort into it, desire for it to be of the highest standards and are very committed. The birthstones affiliated with this zodiac sign include Sapphire, Jade, Jasper and Zircon. 

The zodiac sign of Virgo is ruled by the planet of Mercury which influences the intellectual side of Virgo and this is usually applied to their work, home and professional life. It also transforms the meaning of life for Virgo as one to be of service either at home or in their work or to their friends. Hence this may result in Virgo being very hard working to achieve the best in their work, loyal and dedicated in their personal relations and kind and reliable when it comes to their friends and family.

This zodiac sign has the element of earth which reminds people to be humble and stick to the foundations hence influencing the star of Virgo to be loyal and hardworking as well as to take things slowly. This element also incorporates a sense of stability into Virgo.

Depression – A Mental Health Condition

Depression is a serious mental health condition and affects how you feel, think and behave. It affects millions of people all around the world and can result in severe symptoms – even suicide!

It involves a person having a negative outlook about the world, oneself and others. The person feels as though they are not capable of working through their problems and they also lose much interest in previous activities that once excited them. They experience a number of changes in their sleep routines, eating habits and overall behaviour. They feel persistently sad over a considerable amount of time and they have issues in thinking clearly – they are not able to maintain good performance in work and their relationships – although this perception is changing because depressed people often mask their present state effectively.

Depression is quite different from sadness that we experience. Sadness is a temporary state that we experience due to a certain life event. Also, in sadness we do not lose our self esteem and our focus is not on ending our own life but ending the problems we have. 

Depression – The Symptoms

Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include:

  • Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or increased fatigue
  • Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., inability to sit still, pacing, handwringing) or slowed movements or speech (these actions must be severe enough to be observable by others)
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Virgo – Traits & Depression

The Virgo sign has a number of traits that contribute to its depression:

Critical.

Like we mentioned before, Virgos are very critical. They will go the extra mile to make sure things are done well and this may mean they become a bit pushy when it comes to getting the best out of others. They won’t be mean or harsh but they will definitely tell the other person they can do better and this might irritate others.

Virgos are also critical of themselves which means they might suffer from excessive worrying or the fear that they will not do well. They are constantly trying to improve themselves and this may tire them out. They need to step back and appreciate what they have done and take small steps when it comes to doing better or else they will face a burn out.

Selective.

Yes Virgos are quite picky and choosy – do not like to take in just anything but only what they want. Even when it comes to work they will be very specific as to what they want to do or include and will expect just that. Furthemore, when it comes to spending time with others or engaging in activities like dining out, going bowling or to the park their choosy nature is not far away. So next time you are with a Virgo and they take too much time on what to eat or are too specific, be patient with them like they are patient with you! They can’t help it!

Overthinkers!

Yes Virgos are overthinkers and it can lead to much worry, concern and stress. They will overthink in different aspects of their life unnecessarily; maybe about a fight with a loved one, why their work didn’t turn out as good as they anticipated or how they will perform at a competition tomorrow or what if they don’t get their dream job!

They are also in the habit of rethinking things or scenarios over and over again either due the feeling of pleasure they experience from imagination or the worry they have over what happened or will happen. Just remind them to not think too much and try to stay in the present.

Perfectionists

Whether it’s their body image or how they carry themselves as well as their routine especially with regards to work or cleaning – they need it to be perfect. When they don’t reach that level or standard they have set for themselves, it takes a huge toll on them!

Hard Working.

As we mentioned before, Virgo’s are hard workers; they believe in quality work and may also be considered as perfectionists at times due to their habit of being critical of not only themselves but others. They will expend much time, energy and resources to make their work valuable. 

Oftentimes they will throw themselves into work to the extent that they seem distant and will skip meals and have sleepless nights; they are committed to producing an excellent piece of work that not only others will appreciate but they too will admire.

Working so hard will mean that they become stressed out at times and may leave out important tasks related to family and their personal life but in the end it always pays off.

When in the habit of hard work, these zodiacs push themselves to the very limit. They will try to stay consistent in their routines, hold themselves to high levels of perfection and constantly challenge themselves to do even better than before. All of this can be pretty exhausting and they may reach a breaking point where they have a nervous breakdown because of a burnout. The experience itself can be devastating but when they fall apart that too is depressing because they can’t work like before!

Conclusion

This article took a look at the zodiac sign Virgo and how depression affects it. The article also introduced this sign and briefly touched upon the topic of depression and what it is while also highlighting its symptoms. Furthermore, the traits of the zodiac sign Virgo were mentioned that contributed to its depression.

References

https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression
https://horoscopes.lovetoknow.com/astrology-signs-personality/virgos-dark-side

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