Daily Motivator for Dec. 2nd – The power of joy

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The power of joy

To have joy in your life, give joy to your world. Live joy as each moment comes.

Don’t postpone the joy until conditions are perfect. Every experience is an experience to which you can add joy.

Feel how truly fortunate you are to be living this moment. Give joy and live joy just because you can.

Each day is an opportunity to add joy to life. You can always bring a sense of profound and abiding joy to what you do, no matter what it is.

Marvel at the big things, and find delight in the small things. The opportunities to express new joy are everywhere.

Make the choice to keep your focus on the most positive possibilities. Lift your whole world higher with the power of joy.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator  

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Daily OM for Friday, Dec. 2nd – Essential Authenticity

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Daily OM for December 2nd, 2011

 

Essential Authenticity

Revealing Your True Self

 

Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not, often buried under fears and learned behavior.


Identity is an elusive concept. We feel we must define ourselves using a relatively small selection of roles and conscious character traits, even if none accurately represents our notion of “self.” The confusion surrounding our true natures is further compounded by the fact that society regularly asks us to suppress so much of our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual vibrancy. Yet we are, in truth, beings of light—pure energy inhabiting physical bodies, striving for enlightenment while living earthly lives. Our true selves exist whether we acknowledge them or not, often buried under fears and learned behavior. When we recognize our power, our luminosity, and our divinity, we cannot help but live authentic lives of appreciation, potential, fulfillment, and grace.

At birth and throughout your childhood, your thoughts and feelings were more than likely expressions of your true self. Though you may have learned quickly that to speak and act in a certain fashion would win others’ approval, you understood innately that you were no ordinary being. There are many ways you can recapture the authenticity you once articulated so freely. Meditation can liberate you from the bonds of those earthly customs that compel you to downplay your uniqueness. Also, communing with nature can remind you of the special role you were meant to play in this lifetime. In order to realize your purpose, you must embrace your true self by letting your light shine forth, no matter the consequences.

Rediscovering who you are apart from your roles and traits takes time and also courage. If, like many, you have denied your authenticity for a long while, you may find it difficult to separate your true identity from the identity you have created to cope with the world around you. Once you do find this authentic self, however, you will be overcome by a wonderful sense of wholeness as you reconcile your spiritual aspect and your physical aspect, as well as your inner- and outer-world personas. As you gradually adjust to this developing unity, your role as a being of light will reveal itself to you, and you will discover that you have a marvelous destiny to fulfill.

 

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Your Lucky Number for Dec. 2nd: 5

You’re so quick witted and restless today that you may consider taking a trip or being more social than is usually your nature. You’re also prone to boredom, so look for new ways to tackle old problems. Today is wonderful for self promotion, retail, or selling anything.

Fast Facts

About the Number 5

Theme: Resourceful, Adventure, Speculation, Travel
Astro Association: Taurus
Tarot Association: Hierophant

Today’s Runes for December 2nd is Inguz

Today’s Runes

Jade Runes are most commonly used for questions about love, friendship, and relationships. Inguz is the rune of completion and fertility. The presence of this rune suggests that tasks which have been initiated will come to fruition. This rune is associated with Ing and Frey, it is this connection that explains its connotations of both fertility and sexuality. The variant of this rune shown here is reminiscent of the twin strands of life, and of the challenge and rewards of bringing together things complimentary.

Today’s Tarot Card for Dec. 2nd is The Star

The Star

This Tarot Deck: Sacred Rose

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Star card is about reconnecting one’s Soul with the Divine — the transcending of personality, family, community and reputation. It has to do ultimately with the freedom to be one’s Self. The Soul is responding to celestial influences — forces that can provide the personality with a stronger sense of purpose. The Star card helps us to remember our exalted origins and our attraction to a Higher Union.

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.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, Dec. 2

We gain more awareness about those who are less fortunate than we are with today’s hypersensitive Pisces Moon. However, our compassion may be overshadowed by a combative Sun-Mars square that can escalate an ego-centered conflict. The Moon also opposes Mars, adding to the tension and further stressing relationships. Meanwhile, a stabilizing Venus-Saturn quintile could steer some of our physical energy along more stabilizing channels of expression.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your key planet Mars forms a dynamic square to the Sun today, pushing you to defend your position, whatever the cost. Meanwhile, the dreamy Pisces Moon coaxes you to seek softer styles of expression. You may try to balance these opposite approaches, but, ultimately, irrepressible Mars will probably win out. Nevertheless, it’s wise to temper your sense of urgency with a kinder and gentler way of dealing with your fears.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Although you might not choose to follow all of the rules today, you don’t have to rebel openly just to make your point. Showing your disrespect only attracts problems that you don’t need. Instead, lean on the magical quintile between your key planet Venus and restrained Saturn; a more peaceful solution is worth working for. However, if you’re not willing to think outside of the box now, you might reject a brilliant idea before you put it into practice.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

It’s difficult to think straight today, making it wise to postpone a significant decision if you can. If you’re not able to delay making your choice, at least don’t try to fool yourself into believing that you are being objective. You may have already formed your opinion and new information won’t likely change your mind. However, keep in mind that impulsive reactions can be magnets for trouble. Whatever you decide, take your time before giving your final answer.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

It’s not your normal behavior to display your annoyance outwardly, but you may so unhappy about something at work today that you’re eager to discuss the matter with anyone who will listen. Be careful, for your strong opinions might provoke others to react aggressively, beginning a cycle of conflict escalation. Defending your convictions is healthy, but it’s really not necessary to turn a minor disagreement into a major battle.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It’s easy for your anger to boil over today if you don’t stay one step ahead of your emotions. You may think that expressing dissatisfaction is the most sensible thing to do now, but, unfortunately, you could take your position too far. Don’t worry so much about self-disclosure. It’s more important for others to see that you can get the job done than it is for them to know what you’re feeling.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may think that you are highly self-reliant now, but you’re still not free to just go off on your own. Other people are depending on you and you must meet your obligations, even if you think you would be happier being on the move. Don’t let your frustration turn into anger or it might get the best of you. The choice is yours; you can blame others for the current circumstances or you can assume responsibility for your actions. Take control and start making small improvements to create positive change in your life.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

A serious tone has settled over your life, reminding you that patience will bring better results than impulsively reacting to someone you find irritating. Your key planet Venus forms a spiritual quintile to somber Saturn in your sign, requiring you to exhibit self-restraint when expressing your feelings. Paying extra attention to your changing moods helps you maintain a healthy perspective. Losing your temper might feel good in the moment, but won’t help you to get any closer to your goals.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You could become so annoyed with a friend or colleague today that you don’t even know how to express what’s on your mind. You believe that your feelings are justified, but your intensity level may be too much for some people now that the Sun squares your ruling planet Mars. However, it isn’t healthy to bury your feelings, so find an appropriate way to let your energy flow. Engaging in physical activity can help you move through this stress with grace. Another option is to confide in a close friend who understands your passionate nature.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You’ll probably grow frustrated today if you push too hard at work as bossy Mars squares the Sun in your sign. Instead of acting aggressively and trying to get others to do things your way, it’s smarter to just work on your own now. Don’t bother drawing up complex plans and procedures; just jump in and figure it out along the way. It’s great if your friends join in to help, but don’t count on their assistance or you could end up waiting all day. Simply show what you can do by setting an example that everyone will want to follow.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may find yourself in a predicament today if your current strategy lacks substance. You might have added lots of details to your plan in order to make it seem more concrete, but now you need to take an entirely new approach. Instead of withholding your frustration about a failed approach, channel your energy into refining your tactics before you try again.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You could be in an awkward position now if others expect more out of you than you can give. You might have assumed that you would have more discretionary time available, but with circumstances flying out of control, you don’t seem to be able to handle the chaos. Losing your temper won’t make any of your current problems go away. Instead of lashing out, practice being patient because the hectic pace will settle down soon.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Layers of complexity might plague your personal relationships today, making it difficult to know which way to turn. It’s easier to forget about figuring it all out so you can focus on fulfilling your responsibilities. Although it seems as if you’re doing more than your share or work, it’s best to grin and bear it, rather than messing with the status quo. Remember, your emotions are amplified with the Moon in your sign, so wait a couple of days before you make your next move.

Weekend Lunar Love Horoscope for Dec. 2 – 4

Weekend Love: Lunar Love

by Jeff Jawer

Romance Turns Restless

December 2 – 4

The Moon is in sweet Pisces on Friday, but astrological activity involving feisty Mars can keep relationships on edge. A tense 90-degree square to the angry red planet from the willful Sun can provoke conflict if petty differences get out of hand. Teasing is fine as long as you don’t cross the line between playfulness and criticism.

There’s a major change of energy on Saturday evening when the Moon shifts into impulsive Aries. The spontaneity of this Fire sign is amplified by its conjunction to electrifying Uranus. Plans and moods can change in an instant with emotions running from hot to cold to hot again. Restless and independent spirits are stirred as the irrepressible urge to escape boredom is difficult to resist. A flexible attitude open to change and interested in experimenting with new activities works better than trying to stick with a rigid plan. Powerful feelings can erupt without notice, whether as attraction, anger or repulsion.

This rapid pace continues on Sunday, favoring physical activities where tension can be expressed in healthy ways. Nevertheless, reactions happen so quickly that it may be hard to settle into a comfortable groove, and words could sound extra sharp in tone with a square between irritable Mercury and impatient Mars.