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 blessed with charm, dignity and grace and so is my other half. I don’t have to change anyone to love them. I know my perfect mate is already perfect and complete.
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Think With Your Venus Mantra: I am erotically alive. I honor my own emotional depth, sexual intensity, and honesty. I attract an empowering relationship formed on mutual trust, helping me to surrender my fears, let down my guard, and experience deep healing. This is the person I trust with my soul.
Think With Your Venus Mantra: I honor my need for spontaneity and exploration. Every day is a new opportunity to try, taste, experience something radically different than the day before. I revel in the dazzling perspectives and possibilities that my partnership offers me.
Think With Your Venus Mantra: I expect only success from love. I form goals, and build and reach dreams together, with my partner. I am blessed with dedication and commitment to pull in the love I want. I know all things are possible.
Think With Your Venus Mantra: I bring radical authenticity to the table of relationship, and the one who is still sitting there when I’m done is the one I want to be with. I offer unconventionality and truthfulness to my partnerships. They love me for my irreverence & eccentricity.
Think With Your Venus Mantra: My outlandish, magnificent and soulful diversions are enchantments that inspire others to no end. I know that whatever I ask for from love, I receive. I identify who I don’t want, I put who I do want into my imagination & the Divine obliges my every wish.
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