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Nothing is all good or bad, and this axiom applies to our
astrological signs. What personality pitfalls and opportunities to grow are
indicative of those born under your sun sign?
Aries: As an Aries,
you're the best friend to have if someone needs an ally. Unfortunately, you
don't know how to turn off the fight, and you turn to adversary to manage the
stress that lives within you. If there's no drama present, you'll find some. The
way to manage this tendency is to discriminate—choose which battles to fight
and which battle to walk away from.
Affirm: I choose only those concerns that may lead to the
manifestation of my deepest and most heartfelt desires.
Taurus: If not careful, you can be seduced by material things
and equate them with peace and security. Your peace can only arise from within
yourself, but as a Taurus, you can fall into the trap of believing that
possessions mean more than they actually do.
Affirm: My peace comes from within me and the things that
surround me are no more than a reflection of my skill and dedication.
Gemini: As Gemini, you have a lot of knowledge, and the
ability to construe information to your liking. Gemini has an unmatched ability
to persuade others to take their position—their downfall comes from taking
advantage of their influence.
Affirm: I allow people to have the dignity of their own
process and experience without my interference. I release any need to control
Cancer: The Crab is the mother of the zodiac. No other sign
can parent like a Cancer. Everyone feels drawn to the lull and delight of your
ability to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy. But in your case, the gift is also
the curse. You can over-parent, and trap your subjects in the shell you nurture
from. Don't be afraid to curtail your need to nurture, and let others discover
their own power.
Affirm: I use my nurturing energy to help myself and others
achieve our best and highest desires. I release any subconscious need to hold
Leo: The Lion is talented and captivating. As a Leo, you can
do most things well and that ability gets you lots of attention. But when the
attention becomes your source of love, problems occur. Trust that you're
lovable; you may ask too much from those around you.
Affirm: I love myself. I honor and celebrate myself. I give
with no attachment to outcomes.
Virgo: The Virgin is beholden to no one but herself and
therein lays the problem. As a Virgo, you're self-critical and self-doubting.
No one can beat you up the way you do. Your tendency to judge yourself has a
way of dismantling your ability and purpose in serving others toward their
growth and advancement.
Affirm: I unconditionally accept myself in all ways and all
Libra: The Scales seek balance, and often that will means that
as a Libra, you have a hard time making decisions. Choice means going in one
direction and not the other. You may linger at the fork in the road, even
though you know inside that there is no right or wrong path. You know you can
make beauty wherever you venture and yet indecision will keep you stuck. Librans
covets the journey toward the choice, but resist choosing because it means the
journey has ended.
Affirm: Every choice I make works to serve my joy and
happiness. I trust myself and love my choices.
Scorpio: As a Scorpio, you hold within yourself the
knowledge of life and death. You have a fearless mind, but your desire to get
to the bottom of things tends to breed moodiness, impulsiveness, and despair.
You want to blend your thoughts with your feelings in order to be true to your
Affirm: I trust the signals my body offers, knowing my
intuition is the primary guidance system I need to live an empowered existence.
Sagittarian: The Archer can be a happy-go-lucky woman,
landing her target with every shot of her arrow. But as a Sagittarian, you may
also have a tendency to shoot from the hip. You can be overly optimistic and
romantic; willing to jump in headfirst without checking the water levels. Many
Sagittarians have hit the bottom because they let their hearts lead them to
Affirm: Wisdom is the path I take in all my choices.
Capricorn: As a Capricorn, you have a stunning ability to
endure, but your pursuit of power and material accomplishment can rule you.
Don't shut your emotions down to achieve your goals; they will only arise with
great force later on. You can function under the illusion that world gain will
save you, but you will be sadly mistaken each and every time.
Affirm: My actions are fueled by my desire to know myself
and what I'm capable of achieving, both alone and in partnership with others.
Aquarius: The Water-Bearer is naturally rebellious and stubborn.
As an Aquarius, this serves to help you live a life built on the principal of
freedom. Allowing the world to be too much with you is when you get into
trouble. When you're not willing to listen to your unique inner voice and you
choose conventionality, you lose yourself in the process.
Affirm: I give life to my unique and quirky ways. The path I
choose is the one I blaze.
Pisces: Consciousness is the life of the Fish, and as a
Pisces, you must be creative as an act of being in relationship with
consciousness. When you're not creating you become stuck in your dreamlike
world, ungrounded, and without direction. A meditation practice is critical for
you to stay focused and productive.
Affirm: I know my oneness with everything and everything is an
inspiration for the flow of my creative nature and expression.