An Open Letter to Pluto in Virgo

With grains of salt on the tongue in your cheek:

Dear Pluto in Virgo,

We, the rest of the world, understand that you are dissatisfied with your choices and behavior. We acknowledge that you believe that you are not good enough and, in fact, may never be, no matter what you do.

Your assumption that any problems or imbalances in the world around you must be due to the fact that you are a failure seems central to who you think you are. We do not agree, yet we try many things to attempt to help you feel better about yourself. We like you, but we are sometimes hesitant to interrupt your self-pity and emotional self-flagellation party. Often we tell you to be easy on yourself and let things go, and that you don’t have do anything to be loved. We can see that you’re not really hearing us, and that you’d rather look around the room to see what’s out of place because it being out of place surely means that you are worthless and deserve to be hated for it.

What we’d like you to know is that all that is wrong in the world is not your responsibility. We’d like you to play with the image that we’re all learning through the process of discerning and making right choices and learning to deal with the consequences. We’d love for you to stop hating yourself because mistakes have been made in the history of the world. Really, the Black Plague and the Holocaust were awful, but they had nothing to do with how disorganized your closet may be now.

Also, while we’re at it, we’d also like you to stop moving things around on the kitchen counter so that we can’t find them. For our sanity, the rest of us need to be able to find implements and appliances to cook and eat. Also, please stop reorganizing my vitamins.

We’re rooting for you, Pluto in Virgo, we really are. Feel free to check in with the rest of us for feedback and reflection about how you are a work in progress, the fact that there is no such thing as perfection, and that you deserve love and acceptance just like everyone else.

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