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
Thought for the Day
“It is impossible to defeat
an ignorant man in an argument.”
~ William G. McAdoo
Thought for the Day
Friday, December 2, 2011
If you need to relax, add Water energy to your home. Fountains, the color black, aquariums, and wavy patterns symbolize Water.
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.
About the Number 5
Resourceful, Adventure, Speculation, Travel
This Tarot Deck: Sacred Rose
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.