If you are a Virgo, it is in your nature to be extremely loyal. You may be picky about certain things, but once you are surrounded by your tribe, you tend to stick with them, even when it no longer makes sense. Sometimes you are loyal to a fault. It can cause you to stay in harmful or limiting relationships, work and family for a long time.
This is something to be aware of as a Virgo. Make sure you are not giving away your energy to the wrong people. You are very grounded as an Earth sign, and can do almost anything you set your mind to due to your hard-working nature. However, you can sometimes be held back by people who don't have your best interests at heart.
You are hardworking and caring, and people can sense that about you. They may try (either consciously or unconsciously) to keep you trapped or manipulate you in a relationship or on their work team because they get a lot of benefits from having you in their life, but they may not contribute as much as you deserve in return. Virgos really tend to see the best in others, and may have difficulty understanding that other people are capable of this kind of behaviour. Relationships should be a mutual give and take physically, mentally and emotionally, and if that reciprocity is not met, you may want to consider a different option.
Mother Teresa was a Virgo. I'm definitely not saying that all Virgos are like Mother Teresa, but this is the kind of giving behaviour common to a Virgo. Mother Teresa was a saint who cared for the poorest and sickest. Virgos tend to give to others at their own expense, and while that is not a bad thing, as in the case of Mother Teresa, you just need to make sure that energy is directed to those who really need and deserve your love and attention.
Virgos need to learn to stand up for themselves and for what is right. You need to step into your power to manifest the life you deserve, in which you are helping humanity in its best light. That may mean removing toxic people, places and situations that prevent them from thriving. This is something Virgos can have difficulty with because of their inherent loyalty and grounded nature. They tend to accept things as they are and this can cause them to get caught up in systems that are not aligned with their truth without seeing the bigger picture.
Virgos often manifest problems with their stomach and digestive system as a result of taking on the energies of others around them that are toxic. It is symbolic from a spiritual perspective when looking at the energetic chakra
system, because this part of the body is where our self-esteem resides. If you are a Virgo, make sure you surround yourself with people who are going to be as good to you as you are to them.
I have been writing horoscope and self-help articles professionally for over 20 years.
• Today's horoscope: Virgo