By Angel Lopez:
It’s time to focus on attaining some greater alignment.
What do you need to adjust in order to find some equal time for wellness in all the quadrants of your life: body, mind, heart, and spirit?
In one’s busy, everyday life, it can be really hard to find space for balance amongst the various pieces, especially when you’re juggling work, family, and this crazy world. You might only be able to make room for working out but then have absolutely no relationship with your soul’s needs. Or your mind has time to voice its thoughts and ideas while your emotions are held captive by some noisy wounds of the past. It’s fair to say that it’s impossible to achieve a life of total equilibrium, so please don’t think this is a call to succumb to the search for perfection. And certainly don’t beat yourself up for not being your “best self.” The goal is to just do better when it comes to honoring all of yourself and to somehow make the time for all the aspects of You.
A good place to start right now would be in the mind. It’s easy to forge a relationship with some form of negative self-speak or pessimistic outlook. And some of you are so good at it that you’ve perhaps convinced yourself that your tight mentality is just a construct of being wise or protective or practical. You’re just taking care of yourself. And yes, in some cases, you are. But in other cases, you’ve actually allowed your insecurities a disguised voice that’s promoting self-sabotage while masquerading as wellness and self-love. The script has gotten so good that you may not even recognize the secret shade you’re throwing in your own direction. Keeping yourself in the line of work or location that doesn’t inspire joy is your way of “being smart” when it’s actually a response to a fearful, giving-up mentality. Focusing all your energy on your career but giving little attention to your love life is understood as you not giving into societal pressures or promoting your own independence when maybe it's just a powerful fear of rejection.
This Virgo Season, pay attention to the words you use to describe yourself, your body, your relationships and dreams and try to recognize any changes that need to be made in the choices you make.
And then see how a healthier mentality spreads out into the other areas of your life. When you’re clear about your intentions and support yourself with words of encouragement and self-love, you’ll move in ways that bolster that positivity throughout your world.
Read for your Sun sign but also check your Rising, if you know it.
You pride yourself on your independence and an ability to conquer tasks all on your own. But you may need to lean in to your relationships more to actually make the headway in your life that you’ve been pushing for. Others will offer you some perspective and can help you see where your blind spots are. You don’t have to keep running into walls that are actually doors belonging to a helpful friend. Just pause, knock, and ask for a clue or some help. You can also cultivate those relationships with the people who are there to help you achieve better results when it comes to your body, heart, and mind. See where perhaps you’ve held back on showing them some vulnerability. That will also help you in being more vulnerable to the invisible helping spirits that are there to be the compass for your dreams.
It’s time to approach your personal self-expression more like a job. Perhaps you’ve already been doing some work when it comes to shifting how the world perceives you. But you may have also lost some commitment or have just applied that slower pace you’re known to inhabit. Now, there is nothing wrong with taking time; in fact, it can be a good thing. But it can also flow into complacency, causing you to unknowingly give up and lose the cosmic momentum that’s available to you. And there is some major universal flow wanting to come through for you right now if you’re willing to jump in. The way to harness it is to enter each day with a sense of wonder and curiosity, to build enough structure into your life that’ll keep you dedicated while also leaving room for creativity to rush in unannounced. And to remember what purpose you believe yourself to be here for and to shamelessly show that to the world.
Perhaps you’ve been living inside of a story for too long. There could be some truth of your past that has overstayed its welcome and played too large a role in defining who you are now. And it’s easy to do, especially if there’s been a major trauma or some period of heavy emotional turmoil that affected you to the core. But it’s important that you eventually take the lessons and move on. You can still make it a talking point when relaying the story of your life, but there’s a difference between that and over-associating to the point that it shapes, and even becomes, your personality. Look to see if anything in your history is still holding more space than it should in your body, mind, heart, or spirit. Make sure you’re not making moves from a hidden place of fear or pain. And see if you’ve held on to relationships that have also helped keep you stuck so you can release them of their power.
You’re already an emotional creature, but you may find yourself feeling even more squishy and sensitive than you’re used to. Therefore, it’s important you don’t allow your emotions to completely overshadow your thinking to the point that you’re just saying yes to whatever seemingly feels right or good in the moment. It also becomes really easy for you to confuse your passionate whims with that powerful voice of intuition you possess, and it’s imperative right now that you’re making decisions from your most grounded, soulful place. That’s because you are going to be making moves that’ll have some long-standing effects, so you’ll want to make sure you’re committing to projects, goals, and relationships that really mean something to you. You’ll also be tapping into some of the more delicate aspects of your home and family life, so you’ll want to be fully present to everything that’s being asked of you.
It’s been so important for you to connect more deeply with yourself and to recognize what or who it is you really value and ignite your joy. Hopefully, life has been giving you the deserved moments and experiences that have allowed you the opportunity to not only recognize but also enjoy these valuable elements of it. If so, there’s more to come. And if not, then there’s still time, because you are belly deep in the process of reassessing and reimagining a life that’s built around what truly matters to you. Do not waste time on people, places, and things that don’t align with your spiritual sensibility. Avoid adventures that will take you down a road of "who cares." And most importantly, only allow in events and encounters where your inspired, excited voice and ideas will be encouraged and valued. You have a lot of brilliant ideas to offer, you just have to follow through on getting them out in ways they can be utilized.
Your opposing sign is Pisces, but that makes it sound like an antagonist when it’s really your twin flame. In order to get to your highest vibration expression, you must embody your opposite sign’s purest and most brilliant traits, and there’s currently an open portal to helping you gain a greater understanding and embodiment of those traits. I promise, it won’t hurt you to take more advantage of it. It’s just going to ask you to lean even further into your whimsical, mystical self, to bend all the way forward into a belief in the unknown and to make better friends with faith and intuition. You’ll also have to challenge what your mind thinks you should do versus what the Universe is trying to show you. All this doesn’t mean that you have to give up your cherished analytical thinking or need to plan. But you have to understand that making a plan doesn’t always translate to following through on one. Pivoting is a beautiful form of magic.
You’ve been learning so much about the profound levels of resilience and sensitivity you didn’t know you possessed, and you’re still probably understanding how to translate this information into all the areas of your life. You may find that you’ve also acquired some newfound spiritual truths and imaginings for the future that are challenging you to reconsider certain choices and present-day circumstances. You don’t have to fly into changes right away, but don’t shy away from them either. If you know that something needs to die but you’re holding on because of that need to please and not hurt feelings, then you need to gather the courage to make the change happen. This is most potent in relationships right now. Consider all the new ways of thinking you’ve been living with, even if just inside. If you can’t engage fully with people in a way that encourages your growth, and your truth, then why keep them around?
You are no stranger to the task of soul-searching. In fact, it could honestly feel like your purpose at this point is to figure yourself out and understand the meaning of your place in this world. However, you’re also not a stranger to personal growth, and this current line of inner learning and questioning is compelling you to enter a new level of soul evolution that’ll ultimately affect how you live in the world. Challenge yourself to be vulnerable to change. This current moment is also going to shift how you relate to your current sense of purpose and how you approach it. You may find that you’re being called to reconsider who you spend your days with, both in and out of work. This may push you to force some changes in your friend and career life that better align you with what you want your own personal legacy to be.
Your convictions can be made of steel when it comes to something you’ve invested a lot of time and energy into. You pride yourself on forming your beliefs from actual real-world experiences and study. And you build your career from a place that’s fueled by all this personal knowledge. However, if you allow too much pride in, you’ll accidentally barricade yourself from having the type of growth and inner expansion your soul thrives on. So take stock of all the things in your life that take up major space. It’s time for a second guess. Make sure that you haven’t applied too much dependence on something or someone that is actually hindering you from accessing your truest sense of power. This is particularly important to notice in your work life. Have you become stuck in a rut that feels so comfortable that it’s made the untenable seem okay and normal?
You don’t like anyone to get in the way of you getting what you want. However, you can sometimes be the one in your own way when you’re unwilling to evolve your thinking or goal. You can stubbornly hold on because you once told yourself long ago that you had to do things a certain way in order to succeed. Now’s the time to seek change in where you’re headed and how you plan to get there. You may find that others are presenting options or opinions that make no sense when it comes to the plan you’ve had since 1962. But if you actually removed yourself from seeing things through that old lens, you may find some good new ideas that challenge your status quo beliefs. You don’t have to say yes to another’s exact idea or plan, but you may find some aspects of it that can be integrated into your perspective that will broaden it in a helpful way.
You’re a deep thinker whose curiosity can drive you to powerful revelations, but you may be fooling yourself a bit in thinking that you’re so self-aware when you actually have a profound breakthrough to make—specifically in relationships where you’re either good at spreading yourself around or only plugging in when you need a burst of inspiration. You’re being called to get even more intimate and connected to some folks in ways that will awaken a larger sense of your true power and stir a greater ability for sensitivity. You may then find that you like going deep with another soul so much that it makes those in your life who can’t offer you that serious connection seem less desirable. There may be some relationships that begin to step into the background, which will force you to see yourself in different ways. Remember, you are a reflection of the people you spend time with, so you’re gonna have to get to know a newer you.
Partnership is a big piece of this next chapter, so it’s important that you’re re-evaluating those you’ve chosen to connect with, as well as those that the Universe has deemed to be soul connections for you. Everyone you share life with has some reason to play in your personal growth, but not all of them are meant to be full-time co-stars. Ultimately, you get to decide who really gets your love and attention, and now’s the time to be extra aware of who’s deserving. Your sensitive empathy has a tendency to win out when it comes to letting relationships go, so the toxic ones linger far beyond their expiration date. It’s important that you place yourself in first position and only spend time and energy on those who feed you in some way. It’s not being selfish, because those you do deem most worthy will just be excelling at their own soul contract too. You’ll both get to evolve, just at a more focused and accelerated level.
Angel Lopez is a film producer, writer, astrologer, and co-host of the podcast, THE SPIRITUAL GAYZ alongside his husband, our Spiritual Guru Brandon Alter. Angel has been studying and working with both tarot and astrology for twenty years. He hosted the astrology web-series, ASTRO TALK WITH ANGEL, and writes the blog ASTROLOGY REALNESS. He has also had pieces published on Upworthy.com and The Huffington Post.
On the film side, Angel produced the Sundance Film Festival award winning film DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, as well as the features THE DINNER and STATE LIKE SLEEP. He also wrote and directed his own short film, I CAN’T WITH YOU, which had its premiere at the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival, and he recently finished producing filmmaker Justin Simien’s second feature, BAD HAIR. Visit www.thespiritualgayz.com to learn more. To sign up for The Spiritual Gayz newsletter click here.