It’s That Time Of The Week, For My Opinion!

Good Afternoon dear friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday. Man, doesn’t time fly by these days? I know it does for me. Time I turn around tomorrow will be Friday and time for the weekend again, lol!

I got to thinking that I hadn’t chatted with you in about a week or two (I mean really chatted). I figure perhaps once a week you can hopefully stand to hear me discuss something serious, lol! When I say serious, I mean like politics, social issues, happenings in the news, predictions, forecasts, basically anything that motivates me to speak on it. For me to sit down and write an article from the heart I have to feel passionate about it. The topic has to stir me to do some long hard thinking on it. I just can’t sit down to write to be writing, I don’t believe the authors of the books can either. So I am in good company!

I have been giving it some serious thought about the Mayan Prediction of the world coming to an end. I know I brought this subject up once before. At that time, I said I believed that the Mayans has predicted their own morality. They believe they would live to the year 2012 and that would be it. No more Mayan civilization, that is why the calendar stopped at 2012. It was not our end by their own end.

The logical side of me still believes that but the other side, oh brother! That side is running wild with all these crazy thoughts. Perhaps they really aren’t as crazy as I think. You see every month, I do all the Planetary and Space occurrences for that month. I have started to mentally keep count of all the strange events I run across. The number of Full Moons we have, the Eclipses, the Meteor and Asteroid Showers, everything. Maybe it is just because I have started to keep up with these happenings. Maybe these events occur all the time and I just have never noticed them till now. But it does seem odd to me, all of the Solar activity that has been going on.

Next, I have a woman at the doctor’s office to thank for this line of thinking. She asked the nurse, “how am I suppose to get my medicine when the world ends?” The poor nurse didn’t know what to say. I surprised she didn’t send her back in to get her medicine changed. So off my little mind goes on that train of thought. First, how would the world end? We have been having quite a few natural disasters and the weather has been so strange. Could it be that we are going to be wiped out by Mother Earth? I live on the New Madrid Fault Line, so one shake and I am gone (of course, if the uranium enrichment plant doesn’t get me first :s).

What would life be like after a natural disaster had wiped us out? I can imagine it but I don’t want too. Your house destroyed or in rumble. No electricity, no water, no phone, no internet. And that’s just at your house. Imagine what the world would be like? The roadways would be destroyed. No interstates for our trucks to deliver food on, the railroad tracks would be destroyed and the same thing for them. I guess that woman at the doctor’s office did bring up food for thought? Medicine is important, I take enough of it. So that would definitely be a concern. Food, the food you have now in your pantries would run out. Then how are you going to eat. Go to the store. If you can get there, I would imagine by then they have all been vandalized.

Would we be in a matter of seconds put back in the Stone Age? No lights. Sitting at home at night in the dark. Nothing to do at light. I been through that with the Ice Storm that came through here. We were without power for 13 days. I felt like I was living in the 1800’s. We had no way to heat the home because it is all electric. We depended on kerosene heaters and a LP camping stove to keep warm by. We would get everything done during the day and when dusk hit, go to bed. I remember if you wanted to take a hot bath, heating the water up on the LP stove. Ah, what a pain! I don’t see how people lived back then. I would imagine they had a very rough life. If they could see us today, their jaws would drop clean off, lol!

There are lots of things I haven’t mentioned, like the hospitals, communicating with your loved ones, getting to a doctor, people on breathing machines or need oxygen, getting medicine, and the list goes on and on and on. I don’t mean to scare anyone nor do I mean to be all doom and gloom. That’s not my intention at all. I do live on the New Madrid fault line. And anyone else that lives near or on a Earthquake zone, knows to have an emergency kit ready at all times. It never hurts to be prepared at all. The kits are something we fixed up and stuck in a spare closet. We know we have it if we need it. The kit is just made up of simple common sense items: food for 3 to 4 days (canned), can opener, batteries, clothes for 3 to 4 days, coats, blankets, some tools to turn off gas lines, and a first aid kit. See nothing too uncommon at all.

I hope you get more out of this post, than I am just a nut. It took over dramatization just to get me to prepare a emergency kit. I hope I have over dramatized for you enough now, that you will take a moment to fix a kit. These days you never know. I know people around here that even threw in gas masks in their kits, yep, that’s the truth! But you don’t know anymore from one day to the next what is going to happen. Seriously take a moment and put a few things together.

I will admit I have one heck of a vivid imagination. But I am still betting that December 21, 2012 is not the end of our world. I honestly believe that the Mayans had stopped the calendar there because they predicted their own end. Nothing more, nothing less. They knew nothing lived forever and they would eventually come to an end like everything else.

It goes without saying, we are all just mortals. Put on this plane for a short time, then we move on to the next. While we are here and have the lives we have, we should cherish every moment. Take nothing for granted. Stop and kiss our loved ones, tell them how much we love them. None of us know how long we are here for (and I don’t believe we are meant too, either), so let’s make the best of it.

And anyway, I would seriously hate to think I had to communicate with all of you over tin cans and a string, lol!

Lighten Up – Wisdom from Grandpa

WISDOM FROM GRANDPA

When a man marries a woman, they become one; but the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.

If a man has enough horse sense to treat his wife like a thoroughbred, she will never turn into an old nag.

On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past – but never the present.

A foolish husband says to his wife, “Honey, you stick to the ironing, washin’, cookin’, and scrubbin’. No wife of mine is gonna work.”

Many girls like to marry a military man – he can cook, sew, make beds, and is in good health…and he’s already used to taking orders.

Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know ” why ” I look this way. I’ve traveled down a lot of roads in life and some of them weren’t paved.

When you are dissatisfied with aging and would like to go back to your youth….Remember about Algebra. !!!

Just because you have one
doesn’t mean you have to act like one.

Your Daily Influence for Friday, August 13

Your Daily Influences

August 13, 2012

Tarot Influence

Rune Influence

Charm Influence

Seven of Swords     Plans may fail. Distrust and dishonesty are possible. Success will not be complete.
Wunjo     Wunjo reversed may represent a basic discord and failure in your life. Possibly good fortune is not looking down on you at this time. If so it must be remembered that Wunjo also represents change, which could mean your bad luck is soon to change.

The Fish     Prosperity is yours for the taking over the next several months. Good spirits are watching over you and will guide you too abundance and prosperity.

Your Daily Influences represent events    and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you    should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or    lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.

Your Daily Chakra Levels for August 12

The Chakras represent the seven primary energy hubs in the body. Life force energy is constantly flowing in and out of these centers. Just as the cosmos is constantly changing, so too are the levels of energy absorbed and radiated by our Chakra centers.  The graph below is a representation of the quantities of Chakra energies available today.
Sahasrara:
92%
 Anja
10%
Vishuddha:
78%
Anahata:
68%
Manipura:
73%
Svadhisthana:
8%
Muladhara:
89%
 
Legend:
 
Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra represents energies associated with cosmic consciousness, spirituality, knowledge, wisdom and inner peace.
 
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra represents energies focused on both physical and spiritual vision. Psychic powers resonate from the Ajna Chakra, as well as your image of the Cosmos as a whole (the big picture) and the many nuances that make your journey unique.
 
Vishuddha – Throat Chakra is the energy center associated with communication and creativity. Your energy to express yourself verbally and creatively are derived from the Vishuddha Chakra.
 
Anahata – The Heart Chakra’s energy is concentrated on issues concerning your emotions. This energy fuels your power to love, feel compassion and maintain balance between disparate aspects of your being.
 
Manipura – The Power Chakra provides the energy that fuels our strength of will, individuality and sense of self-worth.
 
Svadhisthana – The Spleen or Sacral Chakra supplies the energy we use emotionally and sexually. This is the energy used to connect to others.
 
Muladhara – The Root or Base Chakra furnishes the energy used to create and maintain our foundation. This is the energy that keeps us on firm ground and provides us with the basic skills to uphold a place in the world.

Daily Feng Shui Tip of the Day for August 13

My brother Bob is a lefty. I remember growing up how the nuns and Jesuits priests at St. Benedict’s Prep School used to tell my brother that he was possessed by the devil because he was left-handed. But to this day he still hasn’t shown any signs of horns or a tail! There’s a reason for the old saying that ‘left-handers are the only people in their right minds.’ Einstein was a lefty, as was Da Vinci and Sir Isaac Newton. But left hand or right, you should always begin and end your signature going in the same direction: up! The Feng Shui Prosperity Signature says that when signing your name, always end the first letter of the first name slanted up and to the right, as should the last letter of the last name. Up and to the right, whether you’re a lefty or not!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Monday, August 13

 

The Priestess

The Priestess is the Gatekeeper of the subconscious, the unknown. She travels in worlds which most of us only glimpse in our dreams. Her realm is that of unseen truths, untapped potentials, and hidden dangers. Purely Yin in nature, The Calling of The Priestess is to go beyond the obvious and visible to tap those powers which are veiled from normal vision. While she is passive by nature, she has the power to uncover unknown potential and is very aware of the infinite potential all humans harbor within them. She is also very patient. She can wait for events to blossom in their own time.

As a daily card, The Priestess suggest the answers you seek can only be found by looking beyond the obvious. This is a span in which you may do better by applying the power of your subconscious to your everyday actions. Your intuition should be very strong. Be patient, allow events to unfold and you will find propitious moments of opportunity.

Your Rune For August 13 is Uruz

Your Rune For Today

Uruz        

Uruz is the Rune of harmony, order and inner strength. Often it marks endings and beginnings of periods in our lives. Uruz  also symbolizes your ability to tackle new challenges by confronting them with the powers that lie within you. Opportunities probably abound for you right now.

Today’s Tarot Card for August 13 isThe Hierophant

The Hierophant

This Tarot Deck: Ukiyoe

General Meaning: Traditionally known as the Hierophant, this card refers to a Master and the learning of practical lessons from the study of Natural Law. This energy of this card points to some agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the moon and tides, the links between human beings and the heavens.

Because monasteries were the only places a person could learn to read and write in the middle ages, a Hierophant was one to whom a student would petition for entry. He was the one to set the curriculum for the neophyte’s course of study.

Often pictured with the right hand raised in blessing, the Hierophant is linked with the ancient lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, the one who passes on the teachings. All shamans of any tradition draw upon this archetype.

Your Daily Horoscopes for August 13th

Insecurities deepen and emotions intensify today as the Moon enters moody Cancer at 4:27 am EDT. Nevertheless, the day still begins on a sweet note as the Moon creates a smooth trine with dreamy Neptune and then hooks up with romantic Venus. Even if everything appears to be running smoothly, it’s challenging to express what we feel. Relationship dynamics grow more complex as the Cancer Moon opposes domineering Pluto and squares unstable Uranus.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may decide early in the day that you’re not going to let anything bother you. This cavalier strategy might actually work for a while, but it’s impossible to hold on to your laissez faire attitude if someone does something that offends or threatens you. Even if you consciously choose to just let it go, handling your unresolved feelings will be easier now than later. Share your concerns with a friend and then move on.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re feeling very positive about life and could even ignore an important detail just so you can maintain your current peace of mind. Unfortunately, it becomes more difficult throughout the day to continue to bury your head in the sand. It’s better to face an uncomfortable truth than it is to try to dance your way around it. Be courageous; your dilemma is probably not as big as you think.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Although you could be tenaciously holding on to fears about your finances, you’re acting so confidently that others may not see past your charming appearance. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to present your life in a positive light. Nevertheless, don’t try to fool yourself even if you can dazzle others with your fancy footwork. Be smart today and manage your money or pay some bills. Push past your resistance and get down to work. All that anyone needs to know is that you’re busy and can’t be disturbed now.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Although you may be rather distracted today, it’s wise to acknowledge your own feelings and express your needs now that the Moon is back in your sign. You are at the beginning of a whole new emotional cycle, yet your attachments to the past can prevent you from moving forward. Being patient is one of your strengths; just don’t let it turn into procrastination while waiting for the best moment to act.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You have probably experienced many distractions over the past few days. Although the busy pace hasn’t fully settled down yet, it’s time to concentrate your scattered energy and pay less attention to anything that keeps you from doing what you must. It may take extra effort today, but setting priorities enables you to accomplish more now and gives you extra time to relax later on.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may find your professional responsibilities overwhelming now. Although too many tasks are pulling you in too many directions, you want to narrow your focus to do one thing at a time. Ultimately, you feel better when the quality of your work meets your high expectations, yet you can’t perform at this level when you’re under pressure. Take a stand; discuss your concerns with your boss so you can set a new agenda that gives you the chance to do each task well.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may not be as productive as others expect of you, but the most important work you’re doing now is taking place within your mind. Maintain any appearances that are necessary to give yourself the room you need to continue your inner journey. Keep in mind that today’s creative ideas can fuel your accomplishments in the days ahead. Get lost in your imagination to find the keys to your success.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your willingness to go along with someone else’s plan today doesn’t mean you are without your own limits. You may be pushed into an uncomfortable emotional confrontation if you think that anyone is taking unfair advantage of your flexibility. Try not to blame others for their shortcomings; focus on your feelings rather than what anyone else did or didn’t do. This compassionate strategy allows for the best possible outcome for everyone involved.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

A relationship with a powerful person may come to a head today as clashing points of view require resolution. However, a direct confrontation won’t produce a winner, so avoid locking horns with anyone to prevent unnecessary drama. Instead of arguing about who is right and who is wrong, explore common ground so you can accomplish more than either of you could on your own.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You could be busier than normal today, but you aren’t one to be afraid of hard work. It’s just that you don’t like being pulled all over the map to put out fires as you handle a string of small crises. Although you might be quite effective taking care of problems as they surface, it prevents you from accomplishing what was on your initial agenda. Fortunately, there’s no need to struggle; you can return to your unfinished projects tomorrow once everything settles down.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Although crosscurrents at work require your undivided attention today, you’re up for nearly anything. Your positive attitude will take you far, but be careful that your eagerness doesn’t set up a situation where you are stretched so thin that you cannot do a good job at any one task. Stay aware of your energy level so you can maintain a sustainable pace and, ultimately, feel good at the end of the day.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may be stressed by a relationship problem that can interfere with your concentration on the job today. Or, maybe your emotional needs are in conflict with your current work obligations. Either way, you need to find a sensible course of action that allows you to remain in touch with the issues without believing that you must fix anything right away. Resolution will come in time if you don’t push too hard now.