If you're looking for love, or desire to bring more love into your current partnership, THIS Valentine's day is the best day for more self-love.
I was reminded of this when Publisher's Weekly gave my new book, A Love Alchemist's Notebook a RED-starred review!! PW said: "Astrologist-blogger Shepherd (of Astrology.com Venus and Beyond: Love on the Outer Planets) offers a welcome oasis for those who feel stranded by lower-your-expectations dating guides (see He’s Just Not That Into You). Rather than focus on pitfalls, Shepherd prescribes a “cosmic love adventure” ...
After doing a victory dance, frankly, I was surprised to hear about these other lower-your-expectations dating guides. Seems to me that loving your self exceptionally well is the central 'how to' for attracting & maintaining love. Underestimating one's self is the plague of poor relationship choices, as thinking small is not love-attractive and abundant self-love, is.
Do you lower your expectations in love?
If so, let's change that. This V-Day weekend, the planet of abundant generosity, Jupiter, joins Venus in the mystical and magical sign of Pisces. Circulate the love! Jupiter turns impossible into "I'm possible", if only we aim higher.
To get in the spirit of your cosmic love adventure and pull love toward you, raise your self-love vibration. Tape my handy Think With Your Venus Mantra on your mirror, next to a juicy red kiss (use either your Sun or Venus sign).
Think With Your Venus Mantra: I am worthy and lovable just as I am. I share my passion with everyone I meet, and in so doing, inspire them. I am in charge of my love life: today is another day to choose healthy partners.
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Think With Your Venus Mantra: I am a living, breathing, walking, talking Goddess with a bootylicious bod to boot. This doesn't make me a doll; I have real talents. I am resourceful with my talents.
Think With Your Venus Mantra: I was born to get into all kinds of playfully precariously situations in love, and have a blast exploring the possibilities. I reserve the right to change my mind, and change it back again. My Twin flame does the same. When we meet we'll have so much to share and talk about, in fact - we probably won't shut up.
Think With Your Venus Mantra: I am innately and extremely soulful -so this whole soul mate thing will be a cinch. I'll trust my first instinct and never second guess my intuition. All I have to do is open my heart and remember that compassion doesn't spell sucker.
Think With Your Venus Mantra: I spontaneously share my sense of joy and delight, because joy and delight are the best aphrodisiacs! I praise and adore others, knowing I am surrounded by fans who truly love and appreciate me. When I share my unique talents with the world, my gifts shine like sunbeams, encompassing others in a warm aura of happiness.
Think With Your Venus Mantra: I completely and totally accept myself, even when they're wrong and I'm right, and when I'm wrong and they're right. Today I choose not to sweat the small stuff and to remain happy instead. I offer the best of myself and look for the best in others.
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more