After stopping to look at the TV again, I have to be down-right crazy to watch this show everyday. In case you haven’t guessed it by now, I am talking about “The Jerry Springer” show. You can bet your last dime that at 1:00 every afternoon, I have grabbed the old laptop and resume my spot in front of the TV.
Everyone talks about how bad the show is. What you can see on there is appalling. Then it comes out, “They Watch Jerry Too!” My mother-in-law had her cable taken out for a little bit and I had to buy her a special pair of rabbits ears were she could get the Springer show. Then when I worked for my cousin up in the boonies, he wanted that channel Springer came on but he was too cheap to pay the bill every month. So he came to work with a bunch of coat hangers one morning. The building was a two-story building and he had got the measurements from the landlord. He told me to grab an end and stretch the wire out. Well it got straight to the proper length, I sit a tire on my end and went back to work. It took him all morning and half the afternoon but by, george! he made himself one helluva TV antenna. He got the ladder and put it up on the building, ran the wire and then came into sit down and watch Springer. After all the trouble my cousin went through, all he ended up with was sound. It was hilarious and pitiful, he came stuttering in through the door, with a grin from ear to ear asked, “Well how is she(TV) working now, got a good picture I bet?” I politely told him I wasn’t a betting woman. Well he knew it couldn’t be his coat hanger antenna causing the problem. It had to be that old TV set. So I bet you can imagine the rest of the story!
I wonder if Mr. Springer knows what kind of reaction he has on people. I would love to meet him, perhaps before I am a 100 and still have sense enough to know who I met, lol!
Y’all have a good one,
Daily Goddess Devotion:
In beauty and light She gives me Her love without judgment.
I seek Her for I know I am of the Goddess and She of meâ€¦
for if God is a man, then man is God.
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Arsenopyrite and Fluorite
Description: Unusual and attractive mixed mineral small cabinet specimen of arsenopyrite and clear fluorite on a base matrix of quartz. The arsenopyrite is in two sections separated by the larger of the several fluorite crystals. The large fluorite crystal is 18 x 14 mm. The overall specimen is 65 x 30 x 40 mm. Arsenopyrite is a widespread mineral at the Yaogangxian mine. This specimen is a good illustration of how arsenopyrite is found with such minerals as quartz and fluorite. It is also commonly found, as a matter of interest, with minerals such as muscovite and calcite. Excellent example of the types of specimens being recovered from this famous mine.
Source: Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Prov, China
Size: 65 x 30 x 40 mm (about 2.5 inches across) with larger arsenopyrite crystal to 10 mm.
Primary Uses: Arsenopyrite is used as a protection stone to guard that which you value. It is excellent for protecting a valuable possession or enhancing your physical security.
||Arsenopyrite is a Guardian Mirror.When you have something you want to protect use a crystal that forms in the monoclinic system. These Guardian crystals have an internal structure that is composed of parallelograms. The parallel structure of their crystalline lattice gives these crystals their power to protect us in the physical world and in the spiritual one. The Guardian talismans do not reveal their inner strength. These stones rarely, if ever, form transparent crystals. Rather, they hide their strength behind an opaque mask, obscuring the power they possess.
In the physical world they are excellent aids in protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. They are very useful in protecting houses and homes, property, and valuables. If you have prized possessions you want to guard and protect, use a Guardian crystal. They are also useful for travelers and adventures to take with them on their travels as insurance against harm. They are useful for emergency workers, soldiers, sailors, and airmen in the performance of their dangerous duties.
||Arsenopyrite has Metal energy. Use it to enhance any space that you use for concentration, gathering strength, or working with a group. Use Arsenopyrite to bring the sharp power of concentration and diligence to areas of your home and life that are focused on assuring you are powerful in ways you need to be.
Metal energy is traditionally associated with the northwest and west areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Helpful People and Blessings, and Travel area of your life and dwelling, and with the Creativity and Children area. Its energy of crystallization will solidify your efforts and determination
||Arsenopyrite as mentioned above is a Mirror stone. These crystals are excellent aids in knowing yourself, as they help reveal things that you consciously didnâ€™t realize. They reflect you as you are, not as you normally see yourself. They reveal that which is hidden.
They help strip away pretensions, reveal truths, and give you the ability to see things as they really are. They help you to avoid being deceived by appearances. They make good touchstones of veracity. There are really few in circulation. They are relatively unknown except for pyrite, galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, and cinnabar.
Mirrors are particularly useful as self-help crystals. Often the first step in self-improvement is to understand how you got to where you are. We need to learn about ourselves before we can make meaningful change. The Mirror crystals are perfectly suited to help you with your efforts to really know yourself and your desires better. They make excellent meditation crystals.
||Other practitioners report that Arsenopyrite is great for sorting out highly emotional charged situations. It allows you to make decisions that come from a balanced heart and mind.
We attend in silence and in joy. This is the day when healing comes to us. This is the day when separation ends, and we remember Who we really are. â€“A Course in Miracles
Soul Message: We are the mirror, as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste of eternity this minute. We are pain and what cures pain. We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours. Soul of the world, no life, nor world remain, no beautiful women and men longing. Only this ancient love circling the holy black stone of nothing. Where the lover is the loved, the horizon and everything within it. –Rumi
Alchemy and Transformation: At this stage, the adept knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that the schooling of life is found within, and that each of us has the freedom to become fully awake through our own efforts and will. New levels of spiritual insight and contentment flood in on a regular basis and are readily assimilated. Wells of creativity and vitality are unearthed. Your power to serve the world with great compassion and skill comes to the fore. You are no longer hiding your light under a bushel, for there is nowhere left to hide.
Awakening to the Archetype â€“Awakened Aphrodite: The path into Awakened Aphroditeâ€™s embrace entails constant discernment, for She embodies the truth of real love. No longer does She confuse mere seduction, which is fear-based, with love, which knows no fear. Loving and kind to all women and men, She refuses to perpetuate the competitive and jealous ways of others. She is at home in Her physical body and grateful for the gift of life. She shares this joy with all around Her. She attracts many things to herself, yet knows the path of discrimination.
Everyday Encounters: Take time for yourself. Sleep when you need to, vacation and play when it is appropriate. Do not overwork or bury yourself in competitive work habits. Awakened Aphrodite accepts life. Live life fully. Above all else, do not be afraid to love completely and honestly. Honor thyself and love will return one thousand times over.
Natureâ€™s Healers: Goddess Bouquet of Apple Blossom/Rose/Lily
‘May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.’
The Universal Heart Center
Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Waning, Disseminating Moon Age: 19 ½ days.
Moon in Via Combusta.
Moon in 4th degree of the Sign Scorpio, the Scorpion;
also in 41st deg. of the Constellation Virgo, the Virgin.
Midheaven: 3:42 morn. Moonset: 9:01 morn. Moonrise: 11:27 eve.
How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
From the slow opening curtains of the clouds ;
Walking in beauty to her midnight throne !
– George Croly, “Diana.”
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Substantial progress and increasing prosperity is pointed to. In whatever forms it takes, periods of increase are exhilarating, as long as you go with the flow while it lasts and keep the interests of others in mind. Like white water on a river, periods of increase are often of short duration; it furthers one, therefore, to shoot the rapids now, while the opportunity is there.
A good sense of direction in times of opportunity involves commitment to the needs of one’s cohorts and dependents. Only by realizing that to lead is really to serve, can an effective leader contribute to a lasting increase in prosperity for all. In times of general increase, those who contribute most directly to the common good will also receive the greatest rewards.
When opportunities for increase arise, supreme good fortune comes to those who act swiftly and boldly, while avoiding the trap of letting their actions be only self-serving. If you aspire to a position of prominence, the most enduring strategy is to work to raise the tide of your entire pond, rather than to try to swim upstream on your own.
When the times favor prosperity, and when leadership is in the hands of the broad-minded, supreme good fortune results.
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
The Hanged Man
This Tarot Deck: Lord of the Rings
General Meaning: Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.
This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.
The Moon’s move into passionate Scorpio at 4:28 am EST catalyzes our feelings, especially if we’ve avoided making a commitment. Unfortunately, decisions won’t come easily today as rational Mercury conjuncts wounded Chiron, stimulating resistance tied to old fears. A karmic Mercury-Saturn aspect raises the stakes and reveals what’s wrong with our ideas. Still, Mars enters intuitive Pisces, enabling us to move beyond the limits of rational thought.
You may be growing more impatient day by day, especially if someone seems more interested in getting to the bottom of your feelings than moving on to whatever comes next. Nevertheless, taking your time and delving into an emotional issue might be just what you need right now. Set aside your desire for personal satisfaction for a day or two. Finish up old relationship business instead of distracting yourself with something new.
Your current feelings may not be obvious to others now, but that doesn’t make them any less important. An old memory buried in a hidden corner of your mind can have unexpected power over your unconscious actions. Fortunately, a friend or partner should be able to help you see into the shadows of your past, but you must be willing to examine the issues as they surface. Don’t shy away from the unknown because your vulnerability can lead to new emotional growth.
You might feel threatened by someone at work today as the primal Scorpio Moon intensifies your raw emotions and lessens your interest in playing fair. You are ready to defend yourself, even if you haven’t been attacked. Fortunately, you may see the truth before there are any open hostilities exchanged. There’s nothing in particular that you must do to experience the healing energy now. Thankfully, your change of heart can open a door to new opportunities.
The building cluster of planets in sympathetic Pisces encourages you to take your emotions even more seriously than usual. However, your fear of rejection might make you feel uncomfortable about sharing your innermost thoughts with others. You want intimacy, but you may not be ready yet for that level of emotional disclosure. Meanwhile, you are eager to grow professionally. Thankfully, concentrating on your career objectives might be a perfect distraction for now.
You like the idea of being close to someone, but you prefer to remain lighthearted today. Unfortunately, several planets in your 8th House of Deep Sharing create a conflict between your desire for intimacy and your fear of vulnerability. You will not be satisfied now by keeping things on a superficial level. Don’t try to rationalize your actions; instead, give yourself permission to follow your heart rather than your head.
You may take pride in being able to handle a lot of data when necessary, but you tend to prefer quality over quantity. Now, with five planets traveling through diffusive Pisces, it’s more difficult for you to determine which information is reliable and useful. Instead of obsessing about what you don’t know, nurture significant relationships based upon your feelings. But be careful not to overreact; getting too involved in the details now could lead you to miss the most obvious solutions to your current problems.
Your emotional world may be settling down after a few days of lunar instability. But it’s still challenging to keep your spirits up for long when sobering Saturn is visiting your sign. This is a serious time for you; even if opportunities abound, you might grow discouraged by an apparent lack of success. Nevertheless, concentrate on maintaining consistency in your daily routine because it will eventually bring you the satisfaction you seek.
You may feel overwhelmed by your own thoughts today, until you stop resisting the emotional tides. Stress arises now from the inconsistency of the Moon as she visits your sign. Fluctuating moods complicate your interpersonal communication, making it difficult to know how quickly any emotion will last before transforming into something else. Don’t waste energy worrying about things that are out of your control; your current anxieties will begin to settle down later in the week.
Although you may fear that you are approaching the end of a road, you are also at the start of something new. Instead of trying to stop the inevitable, finish what you can while the powerful Scorpio Moon is in your 12th House of Endings. Practicing detachment is a sensible plan now because you need to let go of your unrealistic expectations. Remember, you cannot do it all. Accept assistance when it’s offered and consciously let go of anything that’s beyond your control.
You know what you need and where you’re going today, but not necessarily how you’ll get there. Still, you won’t like it if others try to give you directions and you’ll fight them if they push too hard. Nevertheless, it isn’t worth turning a friend into an enemy, even if you have to temporarily hide your feelings to avoid conflict. A little compromise on your part can end up saving the day.
You may feel as if you’re being pressured to take on additional financial responsibility now, and you don’t have a concrete plan for meeting the demands. Unfortunately, there may not be a lot of room for failure as others expect you to be the one who leads them out of the mess they created. Being realistic is a sensible strategy, but don’t fall into the trap of self-doubt, because negativity won’t help the situation. Concentrate on what you can do instead of on what you cannot.
Today’s magnetic Scorpio Moon pushes you to extremes. This can present problems because five planets in imaginative Pisces blur the fine line between being spiritually inspired and losing yourself in a fantasy. Thankfully, you receive help from logical Mercury and practical Saturn, preventing your visions of the future from floating off into the clouds. Don’t be afraid to dream; just make sure you are anchored to earth at the same time.