Sun in Virgo, New Moon in Virgo – Learn to Work Constructively with Your Self-Critic
August 20, 2022
This week we say goodbye to passionate, romantic, dramatic Leo.
Think about one thing you’ve learned from this Leo season.
I’ve learned to be more comfortable with my lack of confidence in my writing. I also found this inspiring quote that explains perfectly why we should not be afraid to shine:
“It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.” ~ Marianne Williamson
On Monday the sun enters Virgo. On Friday the moon will enter Virgo and on Saturday there will be a new moon in Virgo.
Even though Virgo is a very earthy sign, there is something mystical and magical about it. Virgo embodies the energy of the one who wants to be in service for others. She really can’t help it. She sees everything that is wrong in the world, and she wants to fix it. She is smart beyond words and can bring order to the biggest chaos.
Virgo has to have a purpose, has to do something meaningful. She needs a good reason to get up in the morning, and she needs to tire herself enough so that she can sleep well. It’s not hard to keep a Virgo busy, there is always so much to do. She needs to clean, organize, pay the bills, write, teach, work, exercise, cook, garden, meditate and help everyone around.
This week we need to learn the most essential Virgo lessons.
Always ask yourself, how can I be in service to others? Being in service does not mean you need to put yourself or your needs last or change what you currently do.
Being in service is a state of mind. You can write a book to be successful or write to be successful and to inspire your readers or teach them something valuable. Being in service does not mean that you should not want success. Remember our Leo lessons.
When things are clean, organized and taken care of, it brings a peace of mind. Take care of your body, your health, your food, your sleep. Take care of your taxes and finances. Water your plants or avoid having plants if, like me, you know you can’t take care of them well. Find your way to be organized.
Learn to work with your self-critic. Most of us tend to criticize ourselves way too much. We have a mean voice in our heads that keeps telling us we are not good enough or we did not do well enough.
We tend to beat ourselves up for any mistake we make. Many times, we don’t even make a mistake, but we decide that we did.
It is important to be able to reflect on our thoughts and actions if it is constructive.
Self-criticism is beneficial If it helps us improve ourselves and our relationships with others.
But often times, self-criticism is destructive. It does not help us; it just makes us feel awful.
Making yourself feel bad does not help you or anyone. It does not help you be in service, on the contrary. This is why when your self-critic comes, you must turn on your observer.
If someone or something is causing you to feel like you are not worthy enough, know that this influence is not healthy. Just like food can bring health or sickness, so do our thoughts.
Never trust the voice in your head that tells you, “You are no good.” Remind yourself that it is just a voice and that it wants to help you, but it does not know how. Help this voice help you.
Tell your self-critic, “Don’t tell me I was awful, tell me how to get better next time. Don’t tell me I am not good enough, tell me how I can improve. Don’t tell me I did not do enough, because I did my best, and I gave it everything I got, and that must be more than enough.”
I’d love to hear from you which Leo lesson you chose to integrate in your life and which Virgo lesson you chose to work with.
Have a wonderful week,
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