A student said I had the ‘gift’ because they were not getting something I was getting and because they believe in my talent. *eye roll*
Sorry student if you’re reading this – you know I <3 you but aside from the kudos (thanks!) it’s important to be honest with yourself and not externalize what you consider, failure for knowing.
My reply was: I have the “gift”, if it’s the ‘gift of analysis‘. :-P
Seriously, yes… that’s what I’m gifted in: Putting seemingly unrelated items together; pulling stuff apart and putting it back together again, only to pull it apart again; seeing patterns; and making wild connections. :D
So yes, I’m naturally ‘gifted’ at that with my Mercury Conjunct South Node but not Conjunct Pluto in the 8th and in the sign of Virgo, along with my Virgo stellium!!
But anyone can learn anything they want to learn with time, practice, desire, and an open mind.
I also reminded the student that she’s incredibly bright, studious, and able to analyze quite well but from what I understand — she wants an ‘external’ reward for doing so. That’s maybe a differentiator between myself and many others.
My reward is finding a solution — MY solution. It doesn’t have to be anyone else’s, no one has to agree, or clap their hands in praise of my almighty mind… LOL though that’s always appreciated says my Leo Sun-Mars in the 7th. ;P
Now, this may be a news flash to some of you but EVERYONE has a gift. Yup, you too. Yup, you’re gifted in some way too.
What are you gifted in? What do you find you seem to do naturally well but is often harder for other people to do? Did you suppress or stunt your gift, only to find it blooming later in life? What, astrologically, do you think represents your ‘gift‘?
And if you don’t think you’re gifted in something, I feel it’s important to check your self-esteem. And frankly, I’d encourage you to get some talk therapy about that too. Lack of confidence and low self esteem are a couple of things that will hold you and others back in life if you don’t deal with it.
If you’re not sure how your gift shows up astrologically, that’s entirely different and probably has nothing to do with low self-esteem.
(Note: Self-esteem issues are connected to the 2nd house so it’s a good starting point to explore that; however, other houses and signatures also point to this.)
Little known fact about me: I have a love of body modification (Virgo stellium in the 8th) through natural means. It gives me so much joy to know the body can do such wonderful things, on its own, if we just work with it and give it a little non-invasive assistance. Natural body modification, to me, is anything we do to naturally affect our body (including hair) but is not likely permanent — it must be maintained by its owner. Weight loss, is one body modification that Virgo and Scorpio (the 6th and 8th houses) can delight in.
I was chatting with a friend on Facebook and we got to talking about how I want to believe what people say to me but I have had to stop believing in the lies they tell themselves to ensure safety, security, well-being, and good flow.
“I crack up because most the time I think, “Is this person that stupid to think I don’t see through their mud pile of dung?” It’s a really funny thing we experience with [Virgo] 8H stellium…. We [know] things before the actual individual knows.” ~ DarbyDarcy
I’ve said a number of times to intimates: Do you think I’m THAT stupid? That offends me.
I have to remind them I’m not a norm buying or pretending to buy their crap. Few people don’t know the past, present, future like I do, like an 8th house Virgo stellium does.
What’s cool is that DarbyDarcy isn’t even a professional psychic, like I am. She’s just an 8th house Virgo stellium, like I am. That makes what she says go even further than it already does…
It’s actually pretty annoying to be right. We often want to be wrong.
Respect is a big thing for me, so for the longest time I treated people the way I would want to be treated. Bad move. When I speak, I speak with personal clarity and thought. My natural inclination is to think that other’s do that too. That they think of consequences, the well-being of the person/s their responsible to, and important minutia. But they rarely do. They’re in the moment. They’re into themselves.
So that’s another ‘popular line’ that isn’t my karma. My karma is NOT to treat people the way I would want to be treated. Why? Because most people are nothing like me. They play by a different set of rules (NorthEast ones) and I need to play by ‘their’ rules, not mine (SouthWest). It’s only fair.
A problem is not an opportunity for an excuse. Take action; Find solution.
Be a Solution Generator unless it serves to be a Problem Finder.
1. Identify / acknowledge problem. 2. View problem outside of yourself. 3. Take a look at it. Ask other people to take a look at it.
Cup your hands, put your problem inside of it. Now the problem isn’t a part of you. It’s something to look at, external. And if you are not sure exactly what it is, then motion your cupped hands (filled with the problem) to someone else to look at. Ask them if they can help you with your problem. Make solutions internal and problems external.
Maybe one day I’ll get noticed and not have to work so hard. My Virgo South Node (stellium) is tired of trying to prove my worth. Ahhh, North Node Pisces in the 2nd house says: Don’t bother. Let go! Trying to ‘prove something’ to another is bad for your self-esteem. But I also ask: Why am I not taken seriously at times? Is it because I’m bouncy?