Is Self-Compassion Missing From Your Wellness Practice? This Is the Week to Change That

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Ready for a dose of celestial wisdom, with a wellness twist? Astrologer Jennifer Racioppi is here to help you make the most out of the next seven days. No matter what your sun sign is (or rising sign, or moon sign...), here's how you can align with the stars to make your best love, career, fitness, food, and self-care choices.

Monday, February 26

Now’s the time embrace the mystical, transcendental, and sensitive powers of Pisces without becoming emotionally overwhelmed. With five planets in the water sign, Pisces—and the moon in Cancer for the majority of the day—things could feel emotionally heavy today. However, given that Saturn forms an angle of support to the sun, significant headway can be made, especially if you stay away from unnecessary emotional drama and practice mindful self-compassion. Not sure what mindful self-compassion is? Now’s a great time to learn. The seminal book by Kristen Neff, PhD, titled Self-Compassion, is a must-read for anyone struggling with emotions. She explains why self-esteem is overrated and self-compassion might just be what's missing from your wellness practice.

Tuesday, February 27

With the moon in upbeat Leo today waxing to full, yesterday’s intense emotional undertones may shift into something way more fun; especially now that Venus perfects a beautiful angle to Pluto too. Let your setback be your comeback and strike a power pose. Time to flex your muscles, both literally and figuratively. Settle into your workout rhythm and set your sight on busting through blocks. As the week waxes into a favorable full moon on March 1, you can make significant headway with your wellness practices.

Wednesday, February 28

With the eclipses in your rear-view mirror and tomorrow’s super favorable full moon to look forward to, there’s no better time to tune into your power than the present, especially as Mercury makes a supportive angle with Pluto. Not feeling powerful? Try chanting mantras, or repeating affirmations. Today’s astrological transits support a healthy mind-body connection, so a hatha yoga class might be just what the doctor ordered (and could even positively impact your hormones, too). Think positive thoughts and say nice things to yourself.

Thursday, March 1

With today’s auspicious full moon in Virgo, one of the most health-conscious signs of the zodiac, you reap the rewards from your devotion to your wellness practices. Virgo stems from the root word Virgin, meaning "unto self." A full moon occurring in this sign accentuates the need for alone time, so (if possible) get ready to take time alone and check in with yourself. I affectionately refer to Virgo as the protector of purity, representing the refinement of details, with a desire to honor things in their most pure states. But don’t stay alone too long, this mutable full moon occurs with Venus in a perfect angle to Jupiter. Love is in the air. So spread and receive the good vibes.

Friday, March 2

After Venus’ perfect angle to Jupiter during yesterday’s full moon, Mercury follows suit, signifying that good news might just be on the horizon. So keep your eye on the prize and expect good things. Tap into the merit of your consistent self-care and strength and conjure positivity today. Don’t hold back from your favorite workout. Sweat yourself silly under this Virgo moon, purifying yourself of unwanted toxins. Want to take it a step further? With the moon beginning to wane, it’s the perfect time to cleanse.

Saturday, March 3

The moon shifts into relationship-oriented Libra and the cosmic good vibes continue. With the sun moving into an exact conjunction with Neptune while Mercury, Venus, and Chiron align at the same degree too, the stars align to support your healing, spiritual growth, and love. Listening to music and moving your body proves especially healing tonight. No matter what you choose—perhaps a night on the town, an ecstatic dance class, or a kirtan practice—do it with love. Connecting to unity, oneness and compassion amplify these powerful healing aspects. The stars support deep connection with yourself and others. Love in its highest essence is possible now.

Sunday, March 4

In the words of renowned psychologist Carl Rogers, "What is most personal is most universal." Today this truth rings especially true. With a healing stellium (AKA a cluster of three or more planets in a single sign or house) in Pisces, the sign of oneness, now’s the time to understand just how connected we all are. As the sun and Neptune deepen their alignment and Venus, Chiron, and Mercury join forces as one, your meditation proves particularly fruitful. Not feeling the peace and love? Remember that as you resolve tension within yourself, you do so on behalf of the planet. After all, it is Pisces we are speaking about; the sign of oneness. So don’t shy away from your feelings today. Tune into them and invite yourself into a deeper experience of self-compassion, self-love.

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women's health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success.

How do you get to a place of self-compassion and self-love? Try this guided meditation—plus here are 15 signs you actually love yourself.

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