Skye Thomas

Skye Thomas
Writer, Rebel, and Soapbox Ranter

Monday, September 02, 2013

Raising Virgo Children - Looking Up Newsletter

September 2nd, 2013
Looking Up Newsletter

Good morning,

I have two bits of news this morning...

First of all, the 2014 Overviews and the 2014 monthly horoscope books (with all 12 of next year’s monthly forecasts) are both on schedule to be launched Wednesday afternoon. So, you can go to the website (http://www.TomorrowsEdge.net) and from there go into the astrology section and you’ll find links to the individual overviews and books for each of the zodiac signs. (Please do not look for the links today and then send me hate mail when you cannot find them. Unless something unexpected puts a major quirk in our plans, they will be there on Wednesday afternoon.)

Second, we have decided not to create paperback versions of the horoscope books this year. We have tried three different publishers over the years and they all keep a huge percentage of the money that you pay for them. We get about $1 per book. If the publishers did any advertising and marketing to help with book sales, then that would be more than fair, but they only print them and then charge you for shipping. Since annual horoscope books are not something that one would keep on a shelf and pull out to reread year after year like a beloved novel or an excellent how-to book. It makes no sense for you to pay twice as much for something that you aren’t going to keep long-term anyway. Also, we decided this would be a greener choice, which when all things are equal, is the choice we prefer to take whenever possible. (The other books that were originally created as paperbacks over the years are not affected by this decision. They are all still available in paperback.)

So, PDF ebooks will be available on our website this Wednesday.

And when Smashwords is ready they will be sending out all kinds of different e-reader formats (of our ebooks) to Barnes and Noble and Apple and the rest of the various outlets. I’ll let you know when they are ready to go. I will also let you know when you can get the ebooks directly from Apple and/or Barnes and Noble. In the meantime, you might want to check out their site (http://www.smashwords.com). They are a really good organization to work with, they have always treated us really well, and they have a lot of ebooks in all kinds of formats available for your reading enjoyment. You might want to add them to your list of places to go when looking for great reading material to download. They offer ebooks in just about every format imaginable, so no matter how obscure your particular e-reader might be, they probably have your format in their system.

take care,
Skye Thomas

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This Month's News of Interest:

September 2013 Monthly Horoscopes

The September horoscopes were posted to the website back on the 20th. Please remember that the website’s navigation has changed and we added pages focused on each of the individual zodiac signs. Here are the links...


If the new horoscopes do not show up, please click on the “refresh” button within your browser.



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Quote of the Week:

Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles. - Og Mandino

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. - Abraham Maslow




Feature Article of the Week:


Virgo’s Child

Virgo children are usually quite easy to raise. They are neat, organized, and have a gentle sense of humor that you will enjoy. They are rarely hateful and mean. They are so well behaved that I think most parents just sort of leave them to themselves since they are like miniature adults. One of the hardest things about being a really good kid is that you melt into the woodwork and nobody notices you anymore. Virgo children are seldom the in-your-face types, demanding that Mommy and Daddy “look at me, look at me!” They are often the ‘goodly child’ hidden behind the more dynamic and boisterous children. We are so relieved to have the low maintenance Virgo child, that we often ignore their deeper emotional needs while we focus on our other children. Many adult Virgos have a quiet loneliness in their eyes that they pretend is not really there. However, it is there, and it affects many of their decisions and choices as adults. They will give and give of themselves without really allowing anyone else into their inner world, because they really do not know how to connect on a deeper level. They just know how to be the ‘good kid’ and from their perspective that means not needing anything from anyone.

Your Virgo child is the one to call into the kitchen when the Tupperware drawer is overflowing and everything is all catawampus. They will be more than happy to re-stack and reorganize it for you and it will only take them a quick minute to do so. They are so very helpful and almost always happy to help you with your various chores around the house. The problem is that they begin to think that the only way to get love or to show love is through hands on work. They grow up to have wonderful work ethics, but really are emotionally crippled. They know what they feel in their heart of hearts, but do not have any idea how to show or express love in any other manner. Make a special effort to show your Virgo child that they mean more to you than just being good little workers. Teach them other ways to share their hearts besides just their natural willingness to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

Virgos also seem to pick up the idea that in order to be lovable, they need to be perfect. As adults, they can easily become extreme perfectionists. They become quite meticulous and it is a great asset in an employee, but not always the best thing for someone’s self-esteem. Let your Virgo child know that if they fail once in a while or if they are not the best of the best, that you still love them for who they are on the inside, not for how well they perform their jobs. Do not downplay their natural talents and their wonderful eye for detail; just make sure that they know that you would love them even if they were not so detail-oriented.

Some Virgos have a tendency towards becoming hypochondriacs. This is probably a result of their desire to be physically perfect and it also gives them an excuse not to have to always be at peak performance levels. If you teach your Virgo child at a young age about the mind-body-spirit connection to mental and physical health, and that they can find love without having to be so flawless, they probably won’t feel a need to resort to the medicine cabinet to find their escape from the perfectionist’s treadmill.

One of the greatest gifts you can give to your Virgo child is the freedom to laugh. They have a naturally playful spirit and by teaching them to laugh at how overly serious life can seem, you can free them from a lot of their stress. Get them to loosen up and laugh at themselves once in a while. Make a special effort to point out to your little Virgo how much you love to see them happy and laughing. Let them know how funny they are and that they should take more time to play and tell silly jokes. Once you unlock the humor within their hearts, you will have given them one of the most precious gifts. Laughter really is the best medicine and if they can whistle while they work, they will relax and have fun with it. By encouraging your Virgo child to touch that childlike spirit of playfulness within, you are giving them permission to be themselves and to find joyful expressions of what is inside their hearts. Give them permission to sing and dance and play, and you give them permission to be less than perfectly mature grown-ups. Tell your Virgo again and again how much you love them for simply existing just as they are.


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