**Eucalyptus reduces pores and sinus congestion.**
Monday, May 16, 2011
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of the Day
Monday, May 16, 2011
Look for love to suddenly have a price on it all. You will be asked to behave in a certain way that will inhibit your affection. Can you keep your high standards?
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
Monday, May 16th, 2011
General Meaning: A joy that is shared is symbolized by a group of friends playing, or a carefree young girl singing to herself while engaged in her work. Happiness is rising within, and spreading out into the world.
Joy arises through gentle means, but springs from a solid inner base. The power of pure joy should not be underestimated. The enjoyment of learning and discovery, for example, has let to great innovation and much material progress. Accordingly, that which brings the most joy into the world — love — is the source of life itself.
If happiness is supported by personal stability, it will eventually wear down the stiffest barrier and win over the hardest heart. True joy is a beacon in the world, and though it is indeed rare, its presence is an indication of great good fortune, both now and in the future. How could it be otherwise?
**Comfrey soothes inflamed skin and reduces blemishes.**
Your Daily Number: 1
Exercise leadership today, and don’t hesitate to push your ideas and agenda forward. Others will look to you for direction. You’re also likely to meet someone new. Today is a day of progress if you don’t let fear get in the way.
About the Number 1
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Sacred Rose
This card could also be called the “Celestial Mandate” — that which refers us back to our reason for being, our mission in this lifetime. The Star reminds us that, in a sense, we are agents of Divine Will in our day-to-day lives. If we let go of the idea that we are supposed to be in control, we can more easily notice and appreciate the synchronicities that are nudging us along. In this way, we become more conscious of the invisible Helping Hand, and we better understand our place within — and value to — the larger Cosmos.
**Chamomile flowers soothe the skin and reduce puffiness around the eyes.**
You don’t care about logic today; if you want to do something, no one will be able to talk you out of your plan. You might even be willing to conveniently forget about your obligations, although you’ll probably create trouble for yourself by your irresponsible behavior. Using your common sense can save the day. Take a moment and think about the consequences before impulsively running off to pursue pleasure. You will have a better time if you fulfill your responsibilities first.
You get off to a slow start this morning, so it may be tough to motivate yourself. You have no problem visualizing the amazing things you could be doing, but your dreams won’t become real on their own. You may have to set aside concerns of comfort and be willing to work extra hard today. Although you are being asked to stretch yourself now, you will feel a great deal of satisfaction if you have something positive to show for your efforts by the end of the day.
Your need for peace and quiet may tempt you to withdraw from unnecessary social interactions today, even if your friends want you to join them for some fun. You’re not willing to just go along for the ride now, especially if it appears that the excitement will outweigh the serenity. You have enough work to do so you aren’t interested in wasting your energy when it could be applied toward more useful endeavors. Take care of important business and save your playtime for the weekend.
It’s difficult to speak your mind without having a plan today. You would prefer to figure out what you’re going to say before sharing your thoughts with your friends or associates. However, you may be able to explore your alternatives out loud if you feel very comfortable with the others in your group. Ideally, your best bet will be to test a couple of your options on a friendly audience, if given the chance.
Your co-worker or friend may be exaggerating today, but you will most likely take what you hear at face value. Your natural generosity of spirit enables you to give others the benefit of the doubt. Trusting someone else might initiate an emotional connection that adds value to your life. Although you must be ready to jump in with the right person when an opportunity is presented, make sure that you feel comfortable with the situation before you leap.
You can become quite obsessed with making plans for an upcoming adventure, but your innate powers of discrimination may fall to the wayside as you try to finalize your strategy. You might skim over the details and miss something important while you justify what you want now with opinions rather than facts. But you won’t find satisfaction if you race toward the wrong destination. Slow down and reconsider your assumptions. Rethinking your current approach can save you from running into obstacles down the road.
Your key planet Venus is visiting dreamland today as she sextiles imaginative Neptune, making this a fairytale day that brings you love. Unfortunately, an idyllic fantasy might not last as long as you wish. Although there may be opportunities for romance, the mysterious Scorpio Moon increases your need to go deep. Happiness depends upon finding a balance between lighthearted pleasures and passionate explorations. You don’t have to miss out on the fun, yet entertaining unrealistic hopes could lead to disappointment.
Your current notion of personal satisfaction doesn’t require approval from someone else. Enjoying yourself now is more about your internal state than what anyone else thinks. Retreating into your own world as the Moon moves through your introspective sign can be quite productive. But you must also remain vigilant, for you are tempted to just relax and take it easy. Living in the moment has its upside, but you can be very self-judgmental if you don’t finish your work.
You might believe that you have a healthy attitude about balancing work and play, but your responsibilities will pile up very quickly today if you don’t stay focused on them. Although sweet distractions can break your concentration, you are blessed with an extraordinary level of willpower now. Don’t be self-critical if you slip; just redirect your attention onto your current chores and keep moving forward one step at a time.
Some people mistakenly think that you Mountain Goats don’t know how to enjoy yourself. Today is a day when you can happily prove them wrong. There are four planets now dancing in your 5th House of Spontaneous Pleasure, enabling you to emotionally detach yourself from unfulfilled responsibilities. Once you’re ready to play, you won’t need to justify your actions to anyone else. Fortunately, you could be even more productive after you have had some well-deserved fun.
Although you may be floating on a Neptunian cloud today, it’s still a challenge to let go of someone else’s expectations, especially if others are depending on you. But you don’t have to succumb to their pressures and deadlines. You can obtain great benefit from setting your regular workday aside for a while. Take some wellness time for yourself, if you can; your responsibilities will wait for your return.
You may feel bogged down in your everyday routines, leading you to spend more time dreaming of a different life. But breaking free from old habits might be tougher than it appears. Although the anticipation lures you into new ground today, saying something contrary to the status quo can be a bit disconcerting. Instead of trying to change your situation, consciously alter your attitude first. This may be sufficient to shift your experience out of a rut and gradually into a different direction.
Use this oil to flavor vegetables and baked potatoes, and brush on garlic bread before serving.
1 tablespoon combined fresh lemon grass, lemon verbena, and lemon thyme
1 cup heated almond oil
Steep and strain.