Virgo This Week

VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Because it's more straightforward to achieve concrete outside goals than to cultivate subjective feelings of contentment wholly within yourself, Virgo, you're presently prone to fight for a certain easy-to-identify sense of accomplishment even if what seems to be required won't sit well with your conscience. Truth be told, you don't have to compromise away your inner well-being in order to attain outward success. (In fact, one might wonder what would be the purpose of such 'success' if it comes at this high a price.) Please pause before blindly 'doing whatever it takes' to push yourself ahead, dominate the field, or vanquish the competition… at least long enough to dwell on how it's likely to feel in retrospect, whether it'll engender heightened self-respect or deadening regret. If you can resist any logic that dictates there's only one route to the finish-line—and instead get a bit more inventive, investigatory, and flexible—you're liable to discover there are other paths to tread that don't demand you sell yourself out. On the other hand, faithfully honoring your inner well-being is likelier a black-and-white, either-or matter.