Be the question, Chellie Campbell, animal friends, water health, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Ever checked out Access Consciousness? It’s all about asking questions, but NOT about finding answers, which is very different from how most of us are taught to operate. What if the question keeps the energy flowing and expansion, new choices and possibilities coming, but thinking we’ve found the answer puts a stop to everything because we think we’ve “got it?”

# 2 – This is from Dr. Robt Anthony, who says it’s one of his favorite affirmations and a good one to use every time you feel you need to know the outcome of any situation. It sort of ties in with Tip # 1….just go with the flow, follow the energy, and don’t get caught up in needing to have an/the answer….

“I figure it out as I go. I don’t need to know, I figure it out as
I go”.

With that affirmation, say to yourself, “The universe is
yielding to me. Good things are lined up for me. All good things
come to me. There is not a reason in the world for me to worry.
When I worry it is nothing more than old patterns of thought that
have nothing to do with my ability to create what I desire. I have
nothing to worry about.  Everything comes to me at the right time
in the right way. I figure it out as I go.  I don’t need to know,
I figure it out as I go”.

# 3 – I haven’t shared anything from The Wealthy Spirit author Chellie Campbell in awhile, and this seems like a good one to rectify the situation with :-). It’s titled The Law of Karma and starts off with this quote…

“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.”—Oliver Goldsmith

http://chellie.com/blog/?p=6550

# 4 – One of the best animal stories I’ve read in awhile. It speaks to the miracles love and compassion can bring…

http://www.care2.com/causes/crashing-and-banging-see-what-these-two-found-in-the-kitchen.html

# 5 – It’s been said that as much as 94% of the population is dehydrated and that 85% of our need for health care actually stems from our bodies’ lack of proper hydration on a regular basis. So I’m excited to have found something that I think is a real game-changer in this area, …..something that will make a big difference not only in our health, but in health and well-being of our pets, plants and the planet….

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/structured-water-h2omg/

# 6 – And from Abraham….

“You cannot notice what-is and complain about it, and be a vibrational match to the solution. When you were living the problem, you were asking for the solution, and Source said yes immediately.

So, there’s never a reason for you to be wallowing around in a problem for more than about a second. You can get so good at this that before you’re even aware that the problem has gotten started, you’ve already got the solution under way.”—Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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A better life, Chellie Campbell, radiation update, soul food, and Abraham


PICK OF THE DAY:

TIPS FOR TODAY:

#1-  An article by The Wealthy Spirit author Chellie Campbell that you may be able to relate to. I know there have been times when I could….

Don’t some inspirational articles just tick you off?

A networking friend of mine named Karen was just chatting online with a fellow member about moving your life forward and the challenges therein, and she told her to avoid articles on following your passions and living life to the fullest.

She said, “I appreciate the sentiment, I really do, but I find I am more depressed after reading them. I do not need an article to tell me I have potential beyond the now. Reading said article just reinforces that I am not beyond my now. Reading about how amazing people are living beyond their yesterdays and doing amazing things in their amazing apartments/houses with their amazing companies in their amazing wardrobes and keeping amazing work/life balances is also not helping. They may as well just sign the article “neener neener neener – you suck!”

I do like articles on how people schedule their time or things they put in their week/day that keep them on track. Like I just read one where a guy gets up at 4:30am just to have a few hours to do things he wants to do in his day and get that one big ugly task out of the way before all the emails start coming in and taking away his focus.

She finished by asking the other members of the group “What do you think, Ladies? Am I internalizing this too much? Do I just need to seize the day and read a stack of Oprah Magazines? Or do you find these as patronizing as I do?”

Karen always makes me laugh – and makes me think, too.

So I chimed in with this:

Thanks for your note about “inspirational articles” – your takes on things like this are always so refreshingly honest and I appreciate that very much!

As an author of “inspirational articles myself, I read a lot of them and have been a reader of self-help books for many years. Like you, I feel that the articles that just talk about someone’s amazing talent, amazing luck, and amazing riches just make me feel bad about myself. “Why aren’t I as rich and famous as Suze Orman??” etc. “Why wasn’t I born beautiful like Elizabeth Taylor?” “Why don’t I have a great singing voice like Carrie Underwood?” Yeah, well, not my path this life I guess, and there isn’t anything in those articles that will get me the goodies that those who have extraordinary talents and abilities have.

But I don’t consider those inspirational articles. They are just public relations notices so that the individual being profiled can sell more products and services.

The articles I really appreciate and consider inspirational are the ones where someone talks about a problem they had and how they overcame it. I love reading the biographies of famous, successful people who talk about their early difficulties getting started, or how they failed several times before they succeeded, or how they overcame an addiction. Because we can learn so much from that – how to keep on trying when it gets hard, how to plan your future success regardless of your current circumstances, how to learn and grow through the rough patches on the road of life.

I like articles and books that not only inspire, but teach me something – how to “Feel the Fear and do it Anyway” (great book by Susan Jeffers), or how “When I Say No I Feel Guilty” (by Manuel Smith) keeps me from being assertive enough to get what I want. When I was trying to find a publisher for “The Wealthy Spirit” and getting rejected over and over again, I got a little book called “Rotten Reviews and Rejections” by Bill Henderson and Andre Bernard filled with wonderfully bad notices and rejections for some incredibly successful books (like this rejection for “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck: “Regret the American public is not interested on anything on China”…!!!) Those stories helped me realize that everyone has their detractors and people who just don’t “get” them. And I’d get up and try again the next day, looking for “My People” who were in alignment with my ideas. Everyone has their supporters, too, and if you just keep searching and never give up, you’ll find them.

I am hungry for motivational articles. I want to read them every day. I want to cry, laugh, and learn. I want to be inspired to dream a dream of what I might accomplish. Reading articles that can help motivate me to get up, get busy, and get to work to turn the dream into reality is part of my daily action plan. That’s why I wrote “The Wealthy Spirit” as a page-a-day book – not just to help others, but to help myself. I need the daily dose of inspiration and constant reminders, or I’ll just go off and watch television or read a book about someone else’s adventures and accomplishments. But if I want to have adventures and accomplishments of my own, I have to get up off the couch, get busy and get into action to create it!

I am happiest when I have a goal and a plan to reach the goal and am in action to make it happen. That’s what gives order and spice to each day. And the good kind of inspirational articles help give me more energy, wisdom and tools to do that.

What do you think? What articles inspire you and which ones just tick you off?

Love and blessings,

Chellie

Chellie Campbell is the creator of the Financial Stress Reduction® Workshops, and author of The Wealthy Spiritand Zero to Zillionaire. She has been prominently quoted as a financial expert in the Los Angeles Times, Good Housekeeping, Lifetime, Essence, Woman’s World and more than 50 popular books. She can be reached at Chellie@chellie.com

# 2 –  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything giving an update on the radiation situation.  It’s certainly not a fun topic, but I feel it’s  good to be informed, plus aware that the planet and Mother Nature still very much need our support…

http://www.naturalnews.com/041200_Fukushima_radiation_poisoning_contaminated_food.html

http://www.realfarmacy.com/mutant-fruits-and-veggies-being-found-in-japan/

http://www.care2.com/causes/fukushima-is-still-leaking-radioactive-waste.html

# 3 – And speaking of Mother Nature, here She is expressing Herself as The Maldives. What can we do to insure that we will always have beautiful places like this to enjoy?

 

# 4 – A good one to post after Tip # 2 because it’s fairly easy to feel anxious or fearful after reading the articles mentioned there….

 

# 5 – A message from Deva Premal & Mitan, offering a free download of Guru Brahma Mantra…

Hi friends, in the East, the full moon in July (Monday, July 22 this year) is celebrated as Gurupurnima Day, a day to honor the enlightened ones from all traditions, those who support us on the journey from darkness to light. In honor of this auspicious day, we are offering Guru Brahma Mantra (Devotion) from our album “A Deeper Light” as a free download for the next ten days, July 20-30http://www.devapremalmiten.com/music/downloads/download-free-copy-of-guru-brahma.
Join us in chanting it to honor the Blessed Ones, who, with their great compassion, light our journey home.

With love,
Deva & Miten

# 6 – Another good one from honest Abe….

“When you find vibrational alignment with You, you personally thrive. You feel good; you look good; you have stamina; you have energy; you have balance; you have clarity; you have wit; you have abundance of all things that you consider to be good. You thrive in all ways when you come into Energy Balance with You. Vibrational Relativity – that’s what it’s all about.”—Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Love and more love, money and fun, first quarter moon, Inspiring Women Summit, and more!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Love really IS always the answer…

# 2 – In keeping with the love theme of Tip # 1, here’s a sweet little video about love and paying it forward…

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=320999351353981

# 3 – A great blog post from The Wealthy Spirit author Chellie Campbell that goes along with the affirmation “The more fun I have the more money I make.” Yea, Chellie!

http://chellie.com/blog/?p=5850

# 4 – First quarter moon and other astrological happenings from astrograph.com…

The First Quarter Moon, taking place early on Thursday morning, traditionally marks a time of increased tension and a phase of difficulty in putting our goal kick across the line. This is a time when, on the highway to the fulfillment of our New Moon desire, the rubber truly meets the road; when we get to see the drawbacks and the limitations to our schemes and dreams, and when the seed idea that looked so good in its abstract perfection must be tested, tried and potentially adjusted in the heat of actual circumstance. With this particular quarter moon, each side of the equation is remarkably strong. In this case the configuration involves Mars in conjunction with the Sun, giving us plenty of contentious go power, and also involves an amplification of the disruptive factor of limiting Saturn in contrasting aspect with tricksterUranus, symbolizing both pushing forward and holding back from our original vision.This is also a period when the urge for relationship is strong, now heralded by the entrance a couple of days back of Venus into its own sign of Taurus. As the pattern of tension represented by this quarter moon perfects, Venusstrongly sextiles dreamy Neptune, bringing idealism, as well as the urgency of Mars, to love affairs and partnership activities, while simultaneously closing in on an opposition aspect to the resistance represented bySaturn. At the same time, Mercury begins to closely conjunct the trickster energy of Uranus. The next few days are interesting, as Mercury, the messenger of the gods, symbolizing communication and mental function, merges with the startling enlightenment of Uranus on Saturday, April 20th. Our thoughts radiate out in all directions toward an exciting but uncertain landing place.By Monday, which is also Earth Day, Venus exactly opposes Saturn, representing practical limitations. It therefore becomes more difficult, and also more lasting, to pledge connection to each other. Over the course of these next few days, a value is placed on limitation itself, as meaningfully embodied in the collective focus of Earth Day for the inherent limits involved with mankind’s extended exploitation of the Earth’s resources.The pressure to move forward with our own inner evolutionary agenda becomes intense as well over these next four weeks, as Uranus and Pluto are closing also on their dynamic aspect with each other, in recognizable closeness of intensity, within 2 degrees, as they head toward perfect fulfillment next month. They come into their exact square on Monday May 20th.Thursday’s First Quarter Moon contains some very appropriate markers for our era. As the Sun and Moon collide in their own twice-monthly square, this time at the endings of the Cardinal signs of Aries and Cancer, the Sabian symbols of their pause for recognition are significant, at the 29th degree of their respective signs. For the Sun “A celestial choir, singing” and for the Moon “A muse weighing new-born twins on golden scales” to which Marc Edmond Jones gave the keyword Value — as he identifies this symbol with “effectiveness of judgment irrespective of momentary contradictions on every hand.”The trials and the adjustments to our relationships, and to ourselves, that this crossroads represents are stimulating and also a test of our moral fiber. We are likely to become naturally more aware of where we shine and where, indeed, we are stuck. And this knowledge, like a dual sword, can be difficult and yet also help us to grow in experience, understanding and character. May we be weighed by our higher selves according to our best intentions and not found wanting in the heat of the moment that we now inhabit, we dwellers on the very cusp of massive change.

 

 # 5 – The Shift Network is sponsoring another free tele-summit

At the free online Inspiring Women Summit, which begins April 20, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from top transformational leaders like Seane Corn, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Marianne about how we pioneer this new feminine path together. You’ll also connect with amazing sisters from around the world. Get all the details here

They’ll be sharing the secrets of their spiritual, creative, relationship and professional success in service to a larger vision of co-creating a new
world.

# 6 – Well, does it?

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Love and more love, benefits of whey, joyful visioning, Tama Kieves, and more!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Yes!

# 2 – The benefits of including high quality whey in your diet, including halting cancer and HIV…

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/food_news/whey-protein.html

(FYI, one of the best, if not the best, wheys I’ve found is Action Whey from Emerald Essentials. Tastes great, too, and my body always tests strong for it. See what your body “says.” :-) And EE is having a sale on the vanilla whey thru 2/28, where you get 2 free containers when you buy a 6-pack. I also use their Emerald Sea. Great stuff!)

# 3 – Creating the life you want with ease and joy…

People will say, “Well, I have to work on my goals,” or, “I have to work on my visualization.” And we want you to think more about holding the vision because it is pleasurable to hold the vision, not because you’re trying to make the vision work in order to get to some place that you’re not now standing. “How much should I work?” We would say, work in the sense of joyously moving forward— Abraham

(Also see the Visioning page of this blog for more on this topic.)

# 4 – A great quote from Tama Kieves…

“It takes so much energy to hide yourself. When you have a job that asks you to hide who you are, it’s like having two full time jobs instead of one. When you have a job that engages all of who you are, it’s like having no “job” at all. There is right work for you. You are designed to thrive.”

# 5 – Thought for the day…

# 6 – And in honor of Valentine’s Day, a great blog post from The Weathly Spirit’s Chellie Campbell…

“Today I forgive all those who have ever offended me. I give my love to all thirsty hearts, both to those who love me and to those who do not love me.”—Paramahansa Yogananda

One Valentine’s Day fell on a Friday, when I had a regularly scheduled business networking meeting. Joe Reber, an estate planning attorney, had brought a valentine for each member of the group—one of the small valentines that we used to give each other in grade school. I could see everyone’s face light up with pleasure as they received their card, remembering with nostalgia their grade school Valentine’s Days. Joe told me he gave one to an older woman he saw at the grocery store and she started to cry. She said she hadn’t gotten a valentine in forty years.

Is it good business for him to do this? Yes.

Is that why he does it? No.

It is clearly a gift from the heart, meant only to give people a moment’s happiness. That’s why it’s good for business.

I want to refer business to a man like that.

Today’s Affirmation: “I give gifts from the heart and they flow back to me in return.”

I remember that Le Tip networking breakfast very well – it was so much fun seeing everyone get their little paper Valentines. When you see people’s faces light up, and that “Awww, thanks” expression, you truly feel how all of us on this planet are connected through the heart.

Celebrate love today. The love of your spouse, partner or significant other. The love of your family – mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, grand-nephews, third cousins twice removed – everyone, including the Family of Man. I love Yagananda’s blessing: “I give my love to all thirsty hearts…”

Me, too.

Enjoy this day we celebrate love with loving. May an unexpected miracle of love touch your life today!

Love and hugs,

Chellie

Enjoy….and Happy Valentine’s Day, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Amazing superpark, the future is glass, 12-12-12, pet the cat, impressive panoramas, increase your brain power, and Abraham on 2012


PICKS FOR TODAY:

Wow, I got sooo excited when I read this article. Too bad the US didn’t take the billions spent on election ads and apply it towards something like this…

http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/big-city/86746/singapore-superpark-brings-green-technologies-and-biological-diversity-city

And here’s something else futuristic that’s pretty amazing. I’ve always loved using Corning Visions glass cookware and was wondering why it’s gotten so hard to find over the last 10-15 years. Maybe it’s because Corning has been putting their time and effort into this? Looks like stuff from some of those sci-fi movies is now close to being reality…

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38&vq=medium

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before,…

but the World Puja Network is sponsoring a 12-12-12 World Meditation & Planetary Transmission event, with Maureen Moss, Neale Donald Walsch, Rikka Zimmerman and others. You can sign up at www.worldpuja.org.

# 2 – A tip that came by way of Evolution Ezine…

Here’s a website that allows you to travel around the world, experiencing the amazing Halong Bay in Vietnam, Paris at night, the breathtaking Angel Falls in Venezuela, and many more of the most beautiful places in the world. The site is a non-commercial project run by a group of Russian photographers that create high resolution 3-D aerial 360 degrees panoramas.

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=M_f37&m=Ir9kpJpF4yBn91&b=j1wDVtLwEcAep.dntmu51w

TIP: For a great experience, select full screen and auto-rotate, select some of their free music, hide the controls, sit back and enjoy :)

# 3 – Another good blog post from The Wealthy Spirit‘s Chellie Campbell that’s titled Pet the Cat that’s about much more than “the cat”…

http://chellie.com/blog/?p=5156

# 4 – An insightful video clip from Abraham about whether 2012 is The Awakening…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4PCBSDg5lQ&feature=youtu.be

# 5 – Anyone interested in a Brainpower for Success Summit starting 11/12, with Deepak Chopra, Ray Kurziweil and others?

You can sign up at www.superheroyou.com/summit.

# 6 – Short and sweet from Abraham…

“Find something to feel good about and get out of the way, and allow the cells to receive what they’ve been asking for. That is the key to healing.”— Abraham

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!

Peace Day, The Five Tibetans, free tele-classes on awakening the evolutionary self, money & your 1st chakra, Effortless Success, and Genetic Roulette!


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Find out more about what’s planned for Peace Day Sept. 21st at…

http://www.bethepeace.com/

# 2 – The Five Rituals, also known as The Five Tibetans, is a group of 5 yoga-based exercises that are simple to learn, require no special equipment and only take about 15 minutes to complete. I’ve done the program for years and it’s great for massaging your internal organs, maintaining a flexible spine, strengthening your arms and legs, and overall vitality. Right now you can try it for 10 days for only $1, risk free!!

# 3 – Another entertaining and insightful blog post from Chellie Campbell at The Wealthy Spirit

My priorities in life were pretty well established by the time I was two. My parents told me that, at that age, I had taken a terrible fall down the stairs. They stared at me, frozen in fear that I had hurt myself horribly. But I stood right up, looked around and said, “Where’s my cookie?” It wasn’t until I found out the cookie was smashed and broken that I started crying.

A popular card from years ago had an elephant on it and read, “Things are getting worse—please send chocolate!” I can relate. Most of the time, I am a happy, energetic, positive person. People have even asked me, “You always seem so cheerful—do you ever get depressed?” Of course, I do. (I don’t cry over broken cookies anymore, though. That’s when the calories fall out.) I have my down moments, like anyone else. It’s normal. So then they want to know what I do to get over it.

I eat chocolate.

Chocolate is my anti-depressant drug of choice. Chocolate candy, chocolate cake, chocolate pie, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cookies, chocolate krispy kremes, chocolate chocolate. Ummmm. When “Once more, dear friends, into the breach,” doesn’t cut it, I forget Shakespeare and Prince Hal and say, “No more breaches today. I need a treat!” I give myself some time off, I cuddle up in my bed, turn off the phone and zone out with books, videos, and naps. And chocolate.

I am really perky after that. Giving myself permission to take a break and pamper myself makes me feel like I own my life. I fight the good fight every day. I get more “Nos” than “Yeses” every day. And sometimes I just need more “Yeses!” So I say yes to myself, yes I want chocolate, yes I can have chocolate, and yes, I say yes I will yes (with apologies to James Joyce).

No, I can’t do this too often or yes, I will be fat and broke, but some days, sometimes, I play hooky from my work and sensible eating and take a break with chocolate.

Where’s your cookie?

Today’s Affirmation: “I enjoy all of the wonderful abundance of life!”

(FYI, Chellie is offering a complimentary tele-class on Sept. 20th at 10:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 1:00 PM EDT on how to break through to more abundance; sign up at www.chellie.com/complimentary-teleclass-041211.html)

# 4 – Margaret Lynch is also offering a free tele-class on the 20th; it’s at 8pm EDT and will help you uncover the power, presence and miracle of your 1st chakra.

# 5 – And the 20th seems to be a popular day for free presentations. The Academy for Evolutionaries is offering Awakening the Evolutionary Self at 8pm EDT with Craig Hamilton. You can sign up at:

http://integralenlightenment.com/online-course/free-online-class/evolutionary-self/

# 6 – Sign up for the free Effortless Success Mindfest series being hosted by Learning Strategies…

Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success Principles books, has put together a breakthrough collection of professionally produced success recordings where he guides you to make the changes you want and deserve. He wants to give these to you free of charge. These free online sessions will help you bring success into any arena of your life: finances, health, relationships and overall personal growth. Get your Free Pass; the first session is ready for you right now.

# 7 – This week only (Sept. 15-22), you can watch a new documentary for free on-line that reveals the serious health impact of genetically engineered foods in our diet. It also shows how you can protect your family…

“It is in fact one of the most important stories ever told.” — John RobbinsBestselling author of Diet for a New America and Food Revolution

www.GeneticRouletteMovie.com

# 8 – Birth 2012 Activation Week, a powerful mini tele-summit, will be happening September 22nd – 29th…

Barbara Marx Hubbard and Stephen Dinan have secured luminaries for some of the most profound and transformative calls yet for this series.  Neale Donald Walsch, Jean Houston, don Miguel Ruiz, Michael Beckwith, Jack Canfield, Gregg Braden, Lynne McTaggart and over 30 other evolutionary leaders have all said “yes” to this historic event.  It’s also an opportunity to find out about the final ACE and Emergence courses for this year.  You can sign up here.

 

Enjoy, “Zippy”

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff, including information about Primal Stress!

 

New moon in Virgo, get to know Panache, Chellie on astrology, The Edge and more!


PICK OF THE DAY:

If you aren’t familiar with Panache Desai, then, at least in my humble opinion :-), you’re missing out. He just revamped his website, so now’s the perfect time to see what all the hub-bub is about. I recommend scrolling down the right-hand side of the home page (www.panachedesai.com) and checking out the 5 min. Heart of Possibility video with Panache and Michael Bernard Beckwith and the simple 10 min free, downloadable Infinite Love & Abundance meditation (wonderful energy and music), just a little further down the page.

Also, Panache is going to be offering a 3-part series on the current season of the phenomenal series Healing With the Masters, which I featured recently as a “pick.” The series just started and you can still catch a couple of the beginning replays. I listened to Guy Finley yesterday and thought it was wonderful. Guy’s a no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is, on-point kind of guy (no pun intended!), who’s precision of words and spiritual insights are pure gold. And I always love the way he and host Jennifer McLean interact. Sign up now and be able to listen to the replay before it expires.

(For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0)

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Want to be in the know about what’s happening in the evolution movement?

The group Evolutionary Leaders offers The Edge, an on-line newsletter with all sorts of informative and stimulating articles, resources and more. You can sign up to receive it here: http://www.evolutionaryleaders.net/newsletter

# 2 – For all you animal lovers out there, a sad story with a happy ending that shows what a difference just a few caring individuals can make…

http://www.care2.com/causes/chica-the-duct-taped-doberman-becomes-worlds-happiest-dog.html

# 3 – Here’s a great take on astrology excerpted from a blog post by Chellie Campbell of The Wealthy Spirit

“About astrology and palmistry: They are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.”Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Astrology has been practiced since ancient days. I believe there is something to it, and I check in with my astrologer about important things. I read the daily horoscope in the newspaper, too, although they are careful to state that it is to be read for “entertainment.” That seems fair, since it would be hard for one little three-sentence overview for the day to be spot-on for everyone in a particular sign. It’s just the sun sign; it doesn’t take into account your rising sign, moon sign, or any other sign that might mitigate the prediction for your day.

But you can get some great affirmations for the day from the astrology section of the newspaper. Read the one for your sun sign—if you like it, you can decide that it is a true prediction for your day today. If you don’t like it, decide that there was a mistake made, or your rising sign makes a different prediction more appropriate for you that day…you get the idea. Then read all the horoscopes for each sign and choose the one you like best as your forecast for the day.

I’ve saved a few that make me feel good when I read them. I pick one out now and again to be my positive astrology affirmation for the day. Then I rewrite them as positive affirmations to add to my list. Here are some examples of affirmations I created in the style of Sydney Omarr, whose horoscopes are published in the LA Times:

1. “You are on the precipice of universal acclaim. Fame and fortune are coming your way today. Be yourself and you win.”

2. “This could be your power-play day. Concentrate on putting forth your best effort. Great success is just around the corner.”

3. “Today is your kind of day! What appeared to be out of reach will be yours. Emphasis on love, friendship and partnerships.”

4. “Good things in store—financial picture brightens. Astrological cycle highlights production, intensity, reward.”

5. “Time to celebrate! Hopes, wishes, desire fulfilled in fantastic manner. Many are talking positively about your talent, personality, and luck. You’ll receive rewards.”

The guiding principle is—if it makes you feel happier, believe it. If it makes you feel worse, don’t believe it.

Today’s Affirmation: “Today is my kind of day! Great success here to stay!”

# 4 – And speaking of astrology, here’s an insightful article about the Virgo new moon and Uranus-Pluto configuration…

Virgo New Moon: Harvest Bounty by  · September 12, 2012

My vegetable garden yielded some delicious squash, peppers, tomatoes and herbs, thrilling my novice gardener’s soul. Still, despite regular watering and fertilizing, many things I planted in the spring never made it to fruition. Each morning I rip something out of the earth, bidding farewell to the withered cornstalk, or the brown raspberry bush for which I had high hopes. Such is the nature of gardens—and life.

In the Northern Hemisphere, September is harvest time. We give thanks for the bounty we’ve received and release what has failed to produce. Yet unless we’re planting a winter garden (an undertaking which seems beyond me right now), the soil we most need to cultivate during Mercury-ruled Virgo is in our minds. It is there we must clear space, root out what’s dead, and prepare the ground for future planting.

The September 15 Virgo New Moon (7:11 p.m. PDT) brings this sorting-and-clearing process to a head. Mercury, the planet which rules Virgo, conjoins the Sun and Moon at the lunation. This hyper-mental energy requires placing our thoughts in service of our goals, not our worries (Virgo’s dark side). There may be a strong desire to control the uncontrollable this month. Better to take charge of our thought processes—one of the few things we can control—and practice faith and relaxation as we surrender outcomes to a Higher Power.

On September 19, Uranus and Pluto will form the second of seven exact squares, catalyzing sudden changes, whipping up emotions and offering the potential for liberation. This square occurs just after Pluto stations (on September 17), turning forward after five months of retrograde motion. Pluto’s direct turn adds volatility to the mid-September time frame, as whatever has been held inside seeks an outlet. Because this is the opening square to the revolutionary Uranus-Pluto conjunction of the mid-to-late Sixties, reforms that were seeded at that time will become more urgent, and hopefully more firmly rooted, over the next few years.

This New Moon broadcasts a call from your deeper self to improve your health and work habits, and calls for a close examination of the soil that sustains you. Could your garden use some fertilizing, weeding, or breaking up of tough dirt clods? Most of us are like novice gardeners—scattering seeds, trying different things, not sure what will yield results. It’s time to acknowledge that despite some failures, you’ve also experienced successes, whether great or small, since the spring. Write down these successes and celebrate them. Virgo likes making lists and tallying progress; it also supports regular practice—the dedication which slowly moves us in a new direction. Whether it’s a daily walk, a morning blessing before heading off to work, clearing clutter one drawer at a time, sending out resumes to find a more fulfilling job, or volunteering for a cause you believe in, small acts will yield big shifts over time.

If your planets are being activated by Uranus and Pluto, you may be in for some bigger changes that will revolutionize your life. Email me for a short Snapshot reading ($35) to find out how the current energies are affecting your chart. And, at this New Moon, be sure to clean, clear and activate your Health gua at the center of your home. For inspiration, check out my latest mini-video featuring Cassie and Ben, who used my suggestions to revitalize their health and work. Finally, here’s a Virgo ritual from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life, to help ground and relax you during this high-energy time.

© 2012 Simone Butler

# 5 – More on the powerful new moon from astrograph.com

Saturday’s New Moon is another in the long series of intense lunations that we have been experiencing lately. This time is especially so considering thatUranus and Pluto are making an exact hit of their long-running square only a few days later, on the night of the18th – at around midnight PDT, later of course to the East. Saturday’s lunation prefigures this later time, so that this weekend and all next week will be powerful. Pluto is also in the midst of making his September 17th station to direct motion, and is therefore far more poignantly configured, while the New Moon makes a strong declinational set of aspects to his partner in crime, Uranus.

We are all – still – really in for it, as the evolutionary pressure mounts yet again. We are likely to see surprising events, and transformational themes, continue to unfold as this climactic month begins to wind down and we turn our collective gaze toward the fall season.

Venus in the sky closely matches Pluto at this time, being just past her opposition to the Lord of the Underworld, planet of dark motivation and deep desire. Venus is also coming up on a square with Mars in Scorpio. These partner planets are therefore powerfully placed, and potently aspected, meaning that relationship issues of all kinds will be coming to a head with this weekend’s star patterns, as indeed they have been in the week leading up to Saturday. We do well to closely examine our motivations at this time, and to do our best to “take back the projection” of our own inner conflicts as they appear before us reflected in the behavior of others.

It is useful to remember as a wise psychologist once said, that you are never angry for the reason that you think you are. Our thoughts in general are suspicious characters that might or might not have an accurate grasp on reality; or at least not on one’s partner’s reality. Jupiter is powerfully constellated now, in aspect to several planets. Mars in particular is so strong at the moment that we might catch ourselves flying off the handle with no real reason; or at least not a reason that we can discern without taking a time-out for more careful study.

There is also a tendency at this time to over-do. Optimism flourishes. But this can be a benefit as well; since it is only by attempting to wildly reach for it that anything major gets accomplished. You just need to be careful about choosing your direction before launch. Make double-sure that you are heading along a constructive path, then throw caution to the winds and go ahead.

# 6 – And to tie in with today’s “pick,” here’s a quote from Panache to end on…

“I Hate Myself | I’m Not Good Enough |I’m Unloveable – Those are the three foundational conversations you’re having on an unconscious level throughout every moment of your life.

The key to changing the world, to changing your life, and to empowering those around you is authenticity – the willingness to be yourself – the willingness to be vulnerable – the willingness to feel – the willingness to live. I’m simply reminding you of who you truly are, supporting you into self-love and acceptance by eradicating the judgement that you’ve imposed on yourself and society has opposed on you.”~ Panache Desai

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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