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One German Word

I came across this horoscope for Aquarius for the upcoming week from Rob Brezsny Free Will Astrology:

The German word Verschlimmbesserung refers to an attempted improvement that actually makes things worse. Be on guard against this, Aquarius. I fear that as you tinker, you may try too hard. I’m worried you’ll be led astray by neurotic perfectionism. To make sure that your enhancements and enrichments will indeed be successful, keep these guidelines in mind: 1. Think about how to make things work better, not how to make things look better. 2. Be humble and relaxed. Don’t worry about saving face and don’t overwork yourself. 3. Forget about short-term fixes; serve long-range goals.

As I work towards developing healthy habits, I need to be mindful about continuing to enjoy my favorite things about life. It’s easy for me to focus on my food weakness — coffee and chocolate — but there is weakness in trying to be perfect.

Perfectionism can be a wonderful motivator, but it can also cause great harm, like my horoscope suggest. In order for my healthy habits to be useful for me, I do not need to be perfect every day, but I need to be consistent. So this month I am challenged not to only to overcome my food weakness but also perfectionism.

3/5: Weakness - Coffee & Chocolate

3/5: Weakness – Coffee & Chocolate

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