Honoring The Lessons
Virgo Daily Horoscope
You may be in a reflective mood and have a desire to ponder the ways your childhood experiences have affected your life today. You may be working through blockages caused by past trauma or trying to overcome prior conditioning that resulted in limiting beliefs. With the right focus, you can release yourself from the bonds of your past while still honoring the positive effects they’ve had on you. One good way to do this is to make a list of the more difficult experiences you’ve had in the past. Then take a few moments to review this list and identify a positive quality from each experience. When you honor the lessons for their contributions to your life, you will free yourself from negativity and enhance your positive focus today.
Acknowledging the positive benefits of our painful experiences allows us to embrace the lessons they offer, while freeing ourselves from the bonds of trauma. Rather than allowing our memories of pain to paralyze our emotions, we can choose to recognize the ways these experiences have contributed to who we are. By doing so, we are able to lift our consciousness above the pain and see ourselves as divine spirits that are unable to be truly harmed. This helps free us from the memories of pain and allows us to feel stronger and more in control of creating better life circumstances in the future. With a small shift in focus, you can begin to see your past experiences as nothing more than valuable lessons that made you who you are today.
*I could have seen this one coming....stupid can of worms...*
The U.K. newspaper The Independent reports that avid reader Mark Bastable consumed the collected works of D.H. Lawrence and found "not a single laugh, not a wry chuckle, not even a quiet grin in the entire po-faced oeuvre." If that's true, I say we put an asterisk on the covers of his books, similar to the mark that will go on the home run record of the allegedly steroid-enhanced baseball star Barry Bonds. In D.H.'s case, the asterisk will denote that he won a place in the literature hall of fame despite having never expressed the second-most essential human emotion. In any case, Virgo, don't you dare read Lawrence in the next four weeks. You need to be surrounded by influences that will encourage you to look for humor and amusement in every single thing you do.
*as is my ilk...you either laugh or your cry... and crying makes my eyes all red!*
Verticle Oracle card Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The desert-dwelling creosote bush can survive for centuries on little water. In the Mohave Desert there is a ring of creosote, named "King Clone," whose age has been carbon-dated at 11,700 years. The hardiness of this low-maintenance wonder reminds me of you, Virgo. You sometimes entertain the fantasy that the less you need, the stronger you'll be. The downside of this attitude is that you may unwittingly make it hard for people to give you their gifts. The upside is that you've learned many secrets about how to nurture and take care of yourself. But in 2008, I foresee you making a shift away from the creosote bush metaphor. You're more likely to resemble a tomato bush that gets watered regularly.
Virgo Daily Horoscope
Your expectations could leave you feeling anxious today. You might find that you are worried about getting everything done and this could affect how you go about your day. Perhaps today you can work on setting realistic expectations for yourself. It might be a good idea to limit yourself to a set number of tasks that you can easily complete during the day. You can ask yourself what you can realistically do, keeping in mind that whatever you accomplish is good enough. Remind yourself that you are perfect in your imperfection and that your high expectations can only make it more difficult to reach your goals. Should you feel worried throughout the day, you might want to give yourself a short break and take a few minutes to become attuned to your breath. You may find that this gives you more energy to tackle your responsibilities.
Setting realistic goals for ourselves helps us accomplish more. When we are consumed by our expectations, we can feel like we are falling short of an unrealistic ideal. Our best never seems good enough, and we work more frenetically to compensate. By giving ourselves limits as to what we can reasonably do in a day, however, we become aware of our priorities. We allow ourselves to be imperfect and accept that this is simply part of our human nature. This gives us more space to be ourselves, and our anxiety about being perfect diminishes as a result. By setting limits today, you will realize that everything you do in life is an accomplishment.
In some places, you can't buy a gun 15 minutes after you get an itch to hold it in your hand. In America, for example, a few of the states force you to delay your purchase for a short time. Many countries also require couples seeking marriage licenses to endure a cooling-off period of a few days before they can officially tie the knot. I urge you to adopt this approach to making important decisions, Virgo. Impose a waiting period on yourself if you're thinking about acquiring heavy artillery, intensifying your relationship commitment, altering your consciousness, or initiating any other big action.