Your methods meet madness this month. What do you do when things don’t go to plan? You observe what the things are up to and deduce the larger plan that has pulled the rug from under you. Plus, surely you know the definition of insanity by now, so try a different approach instead of willing a failed strategy to work. If you’re not getting what you want, see what happens when you let go of expectations and desires for certain outcomes. The latter can sometimes lead us down a path of inadvertent manipulation of facts, people and situations. Having control over your life is a good thing, until it becomes pathological. Sometimes you’ve got to let chance step in and do its thing.
Mental: Something that had a hold on you once now no longer does, yet you find yourself unable to entirely unhook or move on from it. Whether you’re suffering from withdrawal or the ‘over-giver’s’ syndrome (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/isnt-what-i-expected/201403/are-you-over-giver-1) is not for anyone else to tell you. But if a Virgo doesn’t feel absolutely tick tock like a healthy clock in the physical body, the culprit usually is something to do with a habit, chore or (self-assumed) obligation. People can be bad habits too. External situations must be just as nourishing as what you’re always so careful to put inside of you.
Emotional: After so much giving of yourself and your loyalty, you realise all they really want is for you to play hard to get. Then, the more you push them away, the more aggressively they pursue. If they’re in for the chase then certainly, they’re not for keeps, time spent keeping them out and cleansing yourself of their influence, will be time invested in something that can provide you with something more real. All on-again-off-again dynamics only serve to siphon your energy away from yourself and your pursuit of happiness. The cyclical seasonality of tempestuous dynamics has had its day, explore the possibility of temperate weather that stays forever. Even on this chaotic planet there are places where the climate remains constant.
Material: In such an all-pervading environment of consumption even the best of you have found yourself misplacing your sense of self worth in fleeting pleasures. Past the noise of those cheering you on to ‘work hard, party hard’, and ‘treat yourself’ you can hear the rumbling from somewhere deep within warning you that this construct stands on shaky ground. Even the seductive quality of shiny things, people and places is beginning to wear thin with the realisation that you’re just another hamster cycling through income and expenditure, and all the variety is an illusion. What is the purpose of wealth? What is the purpose of ‘entertainment & leisure’? Might the same outcomes be achieved by de-cluttering and unplugging? Explore the liberating experience of voluntary dispossession. Treat yourself to a blank slate.
Physical: There are those among us who have made looking busy into an art form…most likely at the expense of people such as yourself who have sophisticated productivity to levels of poetry. Much as teamwork is important, you can barely stop yourself from calculating just how many joules of energy are being misappropriated to them escape ‘artists’ in your midst. And if it’s not the work shirkers that have your blood pressure rising then it’s the lack of direction or communication in the group dynamic that has you seething from needing to balance the efficient thing to do with the inclusive thing to do, despite not having a clue where everyone intends to go. Every system needs a logic, you know that. But sometimes you have to admit that yours isn’t the only logic around. There’s no point trying to change people or situations that don’t want to be changed. Time to find a place where you’ll feel better expending your energy, and feel welcomed for doing so. Choosing independent happiness will, interestingly enough, also take care of any nutritional deficiencies and energy drains you might have suffered lately.
Special Message: When does service become manipulation? When does attachment become frustration? When does nurturing become exploitation? When does artistic expression become calculative abasement? When does love become selfishness? Where in your life are you letting your subconscious get away with justifying behaviour that emasculates others? Difficulties with someone you thought was emotionally available to you will reveal your own shadow side. Regard a ‘callous’ Water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), creative leader or father figure as an important teacher at this time.
From left to right, columns represent: Mental, Emotional, Material, Physical planes
Top row: What?
Middle row: Context
Bottom row: Advice
Check your Moon sign and Ascendant/Rising sign (find them here: http://www.astrology.com.tr/birth-chart.asp) for more clarity or if this reading does not apply (general readings don’t always apply).