Whenever you find yourself in a tough situation, this meditation will give you an instant boost of positive feeling. Imagine that you are looking at your face in a mirror. Watch yourself smile and your eyes light up with joy. Notice how beautiful you look when you smile and appreciate how positive smiling makes you feel. Breathe deeply, bringing that positive feeling to life within you in the present moment.
If you want a romantic partner, put pairs of things like candlesticks, cologne bottles, or geodes side-by-side in the bedroom.
General Meaning: The image of oppression conjures up a dried up lake bed with nettlesome crows stalking the shoreline. Hard times can shrivel our spirits, and give rise to a multitude of ‘crows’ in the form of troublesome worries. Times of great loss or personal failure break weaker people; but the strong of heart can bend with fate. To endure hard times — or even grow and benefit from them — it is essential to tap that deepest stratum of personal identity, that which is deeper even than fate, and which is incorruptible by even the harshest realities. It is essential, in other words, to tap the wellspring of human endurance: hope.
In a sense, there is no such thing as failure. There is only sweet and sour reality, and more is learned from the sour, oftentimes, than from the sweet. For failure, hard as it may be to swallow, opens the blinds to the real world, and reawakens the clarity of vision known only to those who have risked, and tasted, disappointment.
When in the throes of hard times, it is wise to be resolute and strong on the inside while remaining quietly cheerful on the outside. Avoid too much talking — except to your closest friends. Your words will have little effect on all others, since your influence will be at a low ebb — and the attempt to get across will only drain you of vital energy. Strong silence is the most skillful posture when facing the public during adversity; it shows that your inner core is strong enough to withstand the current troubles, and suggests that your recovery will be complete. At the same time, talking openly to those you trust is equally important, for in times of calamity, talking is an important part of healing.
Keep in mind that failure — the final taboo in modern society. But this is just one part of the inevitable cycle of life for those who dare to live fully and completely. Never to fail at all is to fail in the biggest way — avoiding risk altogether, you cannot help but fall far short of what might have been
“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.”
Today could herald a change in career or responsibilities. You’re dynamic and ready for change. Unexpected events, such as travel, may be necessary. This is a social day. Be sure to guard against a lack of self-discipline.
About the Number 5
In an old folktale a snake was once asked whether it would have preferred to have legs, if given the choice. The snake was mystified by the question. “No,” it said, “I am what I am.” We are what we are. We need have no wish for anything that we do not have.
This Tarot Deck: Gendron
Huge wheels and frisky steeds speed the rate at which the driver’s willpower can be realized. This kind of charge makes more of the world accessible to anyone ambitious enough to seize the Chariot’s reins. But there is danger in this feeling of freedom, because of the increased rate of change and its power to magnify mistakes in judgment. As a seasoned warrior, the Charioteer is called upon to be extra attentive to the way ahead.
Daily Horoscopes for Friday
June 17, 2011
(Mar. 21- April 20)
If you can’t trust someone, question the connection. Any renovation or decorating to your home should include the whole family. Be aware that a female you work with may be trying to hold you back.
(Apr. 21- may 21)
Too many opportunities and too many changes going on. Use your obvious talent to work with detail and you can come up with something great. Cultural activities will prove to be quite enlightening for everyone.
(May 22-June 21)
Romance can develop; however, it will most probably be short-lived. Find out all the facts before you jump to conclusions. Take on positions that offer on the job training or pay for courses related to the business.
(June 22-July 22)
You should look into a healthier diet. Toning, fitness, pampering should all be scheduled. You will encounter those who can help you further your goals if you attend functions that attract prominent people.
(July 23-Aug 22)
Get involved in volunteer work that will bring you satisfaction, not an empty wallet. Don’t hesitate to enlist the aid of friends or family if you have a big project to finish in your domestic environment. Work on legitimate financial deals that may enable you to bring in some extra cash.
(Aug. 23 -Sept. 23)
One-sided relationships are likely. You should put your efforts into creative projects. Your leadership ability will enhance your reputation.
(Sept. 24 -Oct. 23)
Romantic relationships should stabilize. You will have difficulties spreading yourself between your work and your home. You will communicate easily and should be able to develop new friendships.
(Oct. 24 – Nov. 22)
You can make successful moves. Mingle with those who can further your goals. You won’t be able to keep a secret.
(Nov. 23 -Dec. 21)
Travel for business or pleasure will be enlightening. Entertain those who can provide you with valuable information and knowledge. Your own small business on the side could ease your financial stress.
(Dec 22.- Jan. 20)
Talk to an older, established individual about your present situation. Don’t overspend on friends or children. You must not make unnecessary changes today.
(Jan. 21 -Feb. 19)
Try to be honest when dealing with your mate. You should follow through on educational endeavors you have wanted to pursue for some time. You may find yourself in an emotional fix if you interfere in other people’s problems.
(Feb. 20-Mar. 20)
Be willing to listen, but don’t be fooled. Real estate investments will be extremely profitable in the long run. Don’t forget that you’ve only heard one side of the story.