Virgo | Virgo | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Virgo 

For December 2012

click to enlarge virgo1.jpg

If you are hesitating, make sure that it's not to avoid provoking the insecurities of someone else. There are many reasons to pause, reflect, and use your power judiciously, though one of them is not acting out a childhood fear that someone more powerful than you will be scared by your potential. I have a suggestion. Try on the world from two points of view. In the first, imagine that everyone around you is threatened by your existence. Make no exceptions—imagine that every response or reaction is the result of a threat that someone else feels, and it's all about you. In the second, imagine that nobody is threatened, that everyone embraces you, and that anyone's apparent response or reaction to you is all about who they are and has nothing to do with you. Practice this for a little while and the difference will start to become stark. I suggest you develop sensitivity to when you're trying to compensate for what you think are someone else's potential reactions to you. Notice when you cut yourself off and therefore don't give yourself a chance to get anywhere near full expression. Notice when this whole dynamic is influencing your decisions. There is another way to be—though it calls for a mix of self-awareness and bravery. If at any time you feel yourself compromised, add one or better yet both of these ingredients, and see how this shifts things. Note, there is an efficient way to access both in one gesture: curiosity.

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Giant Tag Sale to Benefit Hudson Chorale @ Private Residence

Giant Tag Sale to Benefit Hudson Chorale

Fri., Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — We receive both used and new donated items in a wide variety...

Noontime Conversations

Fri., Sept. 22, 12 p.m. — Sanford Levy, antiques dealer, on the topic of artist John Vanderlyn, Jr....

View all of today's events

Latest in Virgo

  • Virgo for September 2017
  • Virgo for September 2017

    The structure of your psyche is changing; you are, in truth, a much larger being than you ever imagined.
    • Sep 1, 2017
  • Virgo for August 2017
  • Virgo for August 2017

    You would benefit greatly from questioning and challenging the structure of authority that you've set up in your mind.
    • Aug 1, 2017
  • Virgo for July 2017
  • Virgo for July 2017

    A monthly horoscope for those born between August 23 and September 23
    • Jul 2, 2017
  • More »

More by Eric Francis Coppolino

  • Aries for September 2017

    The question of your relationships is about devotion. Hold space for the people in your life to grow, change, and evolve. Hold space for reality to enter.
    • Sep 1, 2017
  • Gemini for September 2017

    You need to go past your capacity to feel safe, and translate safety into belonging.
    • Sep 1, 2017
  • Sagittarius for September 2017

    Mercury changes directions on September 5, which will help resolve any tension in work-related partnerships and get some additional cash flowing.
    • Sep 1, 2017
  • More »

Hudson Valley Tweets