A Jewish rabbi performing his duties.
Focus on your thoughts. Which way are you going and how are you going to serve society? What is your affect on the world? The issue centers on intent and motive. You are wide open to influence yet using discipline to hold back from what you really want to do. Look for a structure of influence that can help mold you with their cause. By striving for social awareness you will provide yourself with the necessary tools to progress to where you are headed. Remain as kind to yourself as you are with others. Samuel Smiles once said, “The duty of helping one’s self in the highest sense involves the helping of one’s neighbors.”
Two Chinese men talking Chinese (in a western crowd).
Focus on the minimum. Its important to have a balance when it comes to giving and receiving. Dignity, principles and self-preservation will be excellent tools. Think carefully before agreements. The issues are centered on wishes that may or may not come true. Its not like you can snap your fingers and be where you want. There is a lot of mental activity and not everyone is able to understand and be on the same page. You have difficulty saying no. Concentrate on your new found view into the universal whole. Its best to avoid confrontation and wait for some bridges to be crossed later. There is an old Chinese Proverb that says, “A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of the minds.”
Butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.
Focus on the darkening of the light. Discretion will help get you through the week.
Lao Tzu once said,
“He does nor show himself; therefore he is luminous.
He does not define himself; therefore he is distinct.
He does not assert himself; therefore he succeeds.
He does not boast of his work; therefore it endures for long.
It is precisely because he does not compete that the world cannot
compete with him.”
The issue this week has to do with effort. You are hesitant. The process you are going through is over the course of time and it is something you are developing and transforming. You are doing more than your share, but luckily you have the energy and the balance. Your discipline is needed in a time like this. Don’t struggle with anything that goes against what you represent at the core. Use misunderstandings as a catalyst for change.
A woman’s hat with streamers blown by the east wind.
Focus on possibility. With all the waiting you have been doing you have built up a strong force. Keep your composure. The wind will seem to blow everything out of your way, but going forward without caution would be a mistake. The issue is about a power struggle. You will hold back on new developments and seek the truth. You want to be happy, but you are not fully releasing into happiness. Buddha once said, “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”
The ground hog looking for its shadow on ground hog day.
Focus on your community. More than one person has the same goal in mind and working together is good. You are having internal difficulties though and you may find you are not as isolated as you think. Share your feelings with someone and you will encounter similar feelings. The issue is whether anyone is going to get their feelings hurt. You are in an important role and what you have to say matters. You are making real sacrifices and it kind of sucks because you have to shut down and close off to what you really want. It feels like the world is passing you by and you’re wrong. You are passing the world by. When you know you aren”t going to be around for long…. keep harmony by minimizing passion. Change is coming. Good things are here. Bill Murray once said, “[He would like to be remembered most for] Groundhog Day,…..As cynical as I like to pretend I am, I have a deep philosophical and spiritual side. I think everyone harbors a craving for meaning in life, and the movie, without being cloying or embarrassing, asserts the possibility of redemption through meaning. Every single religion and psychological discipline has claimed the movie as what they believe. I love that. It makes it an movie.”
Black and white children playing happily together.
Focus on decreasing. When life is going through a down instead of an up it is best to simplify as much as possible. If you broaden your goals to include universal pursuits you will get help and gain a new social position. The issue has to do with rules and breaking them. You have found what you want, yet you are over your head. There are interferences and prejudices hovering around that are coming between you and what you desire. Your spirit wants to say f*** it and surrender to what is truly happening. Behind the scenes you are doing more than your share. Concentrate on public awareness and your secrets will soon be promoted into a positive status. You will “arrive”. Josefa Iloilo once said, “We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration.”
The music of the spheres.
Focus on the crescendo that seems out of place in the music of your life. This is your song and it is sung from your heart…yet you are a little off key somewhere and you are not sensing the correct pitch. Soon a fermata will shock you and you’ll come alive. Wrap up unfinished business. Innovation and Reverence will bring you the most impressive results. Samuel Butler once said, “Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.”
Hunters shooting wild ducks.
Your best bet is to rid yourself of any hanger-ons that bring you down. You know what bad habits are counterproductive. You know what opportunities you miss out on when you give the latter too much attention. The issue is your wealth of confidence. When on a hunt you are sure to come home with something. You don’t want to overpower. You don’t want to be overpowered. You just want to do your work meticulously and never-mind those who aren’t cooperative. What you once wished for has lost its luster. Move on and be cautious when in confrontation. Do not create an avoidance. Get ‘er done. C. Astrid Weber once said, “Worry ducks when purpose flies overhead.”
The ground hog looking for its shadow on ground hog day.
Your best bet is to make a choice. Find a way to contribute enthusiasm to your worthy goals. Leave anything that has no worth to you alone. The issue has to do with holding back. There is happiness around you, yet you really are not showing any kind of responsibility in moving towards it. Sure, you talk a big game….. You’ve been alone in your heart for some time now though. You’re ready. You’re ready to step out. Step out. I wonder if you’ll see your shadow….. Bruce Dickinson once said, “If it all just happens like this for the rest of my life, it’s going to be one endless Groundhog Day. I determined that I was not prepared to submit to this regime, so I thought I had to do something about it.”
A houseboat party.
The issue is a hesitant glee. You are not sure about going in a certain direction. You are not sure about what your intuition is telling you. The fact still remains, however, that you will move beyond any obstacles life has for you. You have other routes you can take and other ways to take care of yourself. What do you have to say for yourself? Well…..not much, but that’s okay. While you are out there doing….. whatever, remember those who are not at the forefront of your mind. Your possibly going to need their assistance in the future. If you are met with something you want no part of, your best position is to retreat quietly rather than tell them all about it. You don’t want to be seen as arrogant. Have compassion for yourself and others by making a special effort to look past action into the source. William Somerset Maugham gave good advice when he said, “At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.”T
A caravan of cars headed for promised lands.
The issues for you this week are about respect and foresight. Despite your current solitude and autonomy, you want to share some of your findings with the rest of us. Its important to you that you reach into the heart of matters and extract the driving manual that will take us all to a better place. You are handling more than anyone else. Perhaps, you want to work alone. One must have solidarity within themselves before they can share it with others. Tell us what we need to know. You will be a shining example of stability and security. No matter what is changed along the way, the path is still the path. Not everyone will listen. Keep in mind the words of Shelby Steele, “The promised land guarantees nothing. It is only an opportunity, not a deliverance.”
The garden of the tuileries in Paris.
The issue you for you this week is about waiting. Its like you are walking through a maze and if you stop and listen long enough you will hear things that will point you in the right direction. You want to be finished with all the hoo ha. Communication is good and there is a freedom to your expression that you can fully appreciate. Fortune is smiling on you with its dreamy essence and you are apt to spend late nights in its throngs. It turns out that this week is quite good for you. Enjoy…. and do your part in helping others to get what they need, as well. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
An angel carrying a harp.
The issue for you this week is about precision. You are full and balanced within your spiritual self, yet unable to find the instincts to speak. You hold back and it is much safer. There is no blame. You have to find the right instrument and strike the right chord to get the music flowing. Others will add their own notes when they hear and you will make beautiful music together. This is not necessarily in a romantic sense. Look for the right “band members” and broaden your scope of music. Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.”