It's been a rough couple-three years for my Virgo brother, a person with the normal hyper-critical tendencies of his sign, especially for himself. Many times I find that the most important thing I can do is encourage him to NOT dwell on those negative things that have happened in the past but instead focus on a more constructive, positive future.
Easier said than done, of course, and something I need to model myself as much as possible (like forgetting the unfortunate 2005 Super Bowl or today's opening day Seahawks loss). But focusing on positive action...being courageous and compassionate to all...does help. And even if it doesn't entirely erase the negative memory of the past, at least you'll be accomplishing something positive in the world, rather than wallowing in past miseries.
Cheers folks. Tomorrow, I'll be talking about dinosaurs.