The Creator gathered all of Creation and said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.”
The eagle said, “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.”
The Creator said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.”
The salmon said, “I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.”
“No. They will go there too.”
The buffalo said, “I will bury it on the Great Plains.”
The Creator said, “They will cut into the skin of the Earth and find it even there.”
Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who has
no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said, “Put it inside of them.”
And the Creator said, “It is done.”
The Wise Words of Confucius
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Your Charm for Today
The hand indicates you will need to extend effort to protect this aspect from outside influences. The devices attached indicate you will need tools to be successful in your protection.
The use of a representation of the Hand as a talisman can be traced back to at least 800 years B.C., when it was used as a charm against enchantment. Many varieties of the Hand exist; in some the elaboration is very marked, each devise represents some particular charm. Life size models of these Hands were supposed to guard the house against all the influences of magic and evil, and smaller replicas protected their wearers from every description of harm. The extended thumb and first two fingers, the third and fourth fingers closed, is the position still assumed during the benediction in some Christian Churches of today.
Your Animal Spirit for Today
August 31, 2012
Otter represents one of the most playful feminine energies on earth—and she has swum over into your reading to bring a message of joyful play. If life has been difficult or challenges overwhelming, relax a little—Otter is here to remind you that play is just as important as work—and NOT competitive play, but rather the kind you loved as a child. Hopscotch anyone?
Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Today
The Howling Wolf
The Howling Wolf stands alone atop a peak calling to for his pack to gather. He is the leader, the lawmaker and enforcer, the commander of his pack. In order to prosper Howling Wolf’s pack needs him, and he needs his pack. The Howling Wolf signifies the need for effective leadership and definitive action without which decline and aimlessness may prevail.
As a daily card, The Howling Wolf suggest the need for you to take the lead in creating solutions to problems your group is facing. Whether it is your family or coworkers or some other group you belong to, you have the energies needed to lead them down a favorable path at this time.
I never thought I’d ever say this, but since I’ve lately had the need for them, I now love ‘Love Litigating Lawyers Day.’ In fact, I really love one litigating lawyer who has helped me over the past few years, as she is brilliant, savvy and smart. Yes, Lisa B., I mean you! But before Lawyer Lisa I met quite a few attorneys who held their own bottom line above my best interests. After more than a few interviews and those accompanying first meeting fees, I finally decided to activate my ‘Helpful People’ arena with the intention of finding the perfect foil for my foe. I located this space on my main floor and then put a small clear glass bowl there. In red pen I wrote a description of the perfect attorney on a piece of white paper and put that paper in the bowl. I was really ready to receive! Within hours a good friend, familiar with my family drama, emailed me suggesting that I might want to reach out to Lisa B., who shut down opposing counsel and client in record time and renewed my faith in a profession that takes some low blows. I blew into her life, she blew the opposition away and we all lived happily ever after. Well, at least from this side we did!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
General Meaning: All worthy goals meet resistance of some kind. When negative forces predominate, a well-timed retreat is a good way to stay on the path to ultimate success. Tibetans know this.
Strategic retreat is not to be confused with escape or surrender. Successful retreat demands quick and nimble movement — taking up a new position before you are damaged by the current situation. You are not admitting defeat by temporarily retreating, but simply increasing your options, and preserving your resources. Sometimes it is necessary to slow down, let go or move back in order to develop countermoves for the future. Timing is critical, as is how well you position yourself after realignment. Considerations of personal security are critical.
Periods of withdrawal or retreat call for cool-headedness. It is necessary to keep your wits about you. Attend to small details while allowing yourself time to contemplate the whole picture. Be creative; not all progress follows a straight line. Self-confidence is also essential; small setbacks can easily become defeats if we allow ourselves to become mired in self-doubt or self-pity.
Waves of progress are, by their nature, short-lived. Learn to attune yourself to the up-and-down cycles of life. When the wave is behind you, ride it in; when it’s not, lie low. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can ‘fix’ any situation whenever you feel like it. Some things are bigger than you are. Hold your pride in check and you will be better prepared to find creative openings.