Daily Motivator for January 21st – Be Good To Your Future

Be Good To Your Future

 

Be good to your future. Live with purpose, integrity and discipline in the  present.

Now is the perfect time to avoid future regrets. Now is the ideal time to  create massive future value.

Today, you have great leverage over how your life will be tomorrow. Use that  leverage in such a way that you’ll look back on your choices with gratitude and  satisfaction.

What you do right now has a significant influence far into the future. Feel  that awesome power and exercise it wisely.

Never forget that all your actions have very real consequences. Today you can  choose the actions that bring the best, most desirable consequences.

Be good to yourself by being good to your future. Use your choices right now  to choose a future that’s just the way you’d like it to be.

— Ralph Marston

 

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Daily OM for January 21 – No Need to Wait

No Need to Wait

Come Together

by Madisyn Taylor

In our world, there is always someone in need of our best efforts to rally a group of helpers and healers.

 

We humans have a knack for coming together and rising up to our potential in the face of a tragedy. Natural disasters and acts of violence bring us out of our small selves and into the world, ready to lend a hand to those in need. This experience is often life-changing for those who are willing to step into the position of helper. We feel as if we are finally doing something really important, and this leads us to feeling more self-actualized. We feel more connected to the people we are helping, as well as more connected to humanity in general. As we expand beyond the boundaries of our individualistic pursuit of happiness there can be a complete reality shift. We often find that it is much easier to be happy when we are motivated in an effort to make the world better in tangible ways, by coming to the rescue of those who are suffering.

Considering the many benefits of this kind of gesture, it is surprising that more of us don’t devote our lives, or at least some portion of our time, to serving people in need. We don’t have to wait for a tragedy to come together, as a community or a nation, and offer ourselves to the world in service. Sometimes it’s easier, of course, to respond to an event that has just happened rather than to ongoing problems like homelessness, poverty, and illness. But the truth of this world is that there is always someone in need of our best efforts to rally a group of helpers and healers. Maybe we feel discouraged because these smaller acts and gestures don’t generate the same kind of energy and attention from other people as heroic acts in the face of immediate disaster, and perhaps an effort to change this is one way to change the world.

The more we promote, applaud, and actively inspire humanitarian efforts in the world, the more others will be drawn to this kind of work. We might pay a little less attention to sports and celebrity gossip and a little more attention to those everyday heroes who devote their lives to alleviating suffering. The more attention we pay, the more we will inspire others and ourselves to be of service in a world that greatly needs our attention.

Just In – “We Have A Happy Birthday Person Amongst Us!”

A little birdie told me that we had a person amongst us celebrating their birthday today,How about that?

Happy Birthday Wisty One!

We don’t have to hop on our brooms
and leave the room,
To send you many good wishes &blessings on this,
your very special day!

Happy Birthday Again, Wisty!

Make It A Good One!

A Little Humor for Your Day – “THE” Top Thirteen Reasons To Be Pagan’

Top Thirteen Reasons To Be Pagan

13. I live for persecution!
12. I’m a night person at heart.
11. We respect our elders…and alders, and willows and oaks.
10. I just love explaining that a pentagram is NOT evil.
9. We do more after midnight than most people do all day!
8. Being burned at the stake is a great way to roast marshmallows.
7. We can talk to Elvis (and he IS dead).
6. You live, you learn, you die, you forget. Then you come back…
5. Double the deities, double the fun!
4. We get more holidays.
3. Brooms get great mileage.
2. We were here first!
1. BELTANE!!!

Daily Feng Shui Tip for Jan. 21 – ‘Dr. Martin Luther King’

Today commemorates the birth date of a modern day martyr, Dr. Martin Luther King. I am forever grateful to Dr. King as I remember the way he attempted to impact people who have long killed the messenger without trying to understand the message. This most special day remembers the birth of the man who dedicated his entire life promoting a message of equality, truth and fairness. Let each of us today promote peace in our own way. One of the ways we can do that is to invite peace into our lives, starting with what should be a most peaceful sanctuary, the bedroom. Using any shade of blue or green in that space is believed to heal both the spirit and the soul. From the paint on the walls to the accessories all around, try a splash of blue. And then go green. Heal you. Heal the planet. In honor of someone who tried to do exactly that. Happy birthday, Dr. King. I share your dream.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Today’ I Ching Hexagram for January 21 is

24: Returning

Monday, Jan 21st, 2013

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There is a turning point that recharges you and eventually brings success. This hexagram is associated with a turning back of long nights towards more light, the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, the seasonal change when our hours of daily light begin to increase again. This is the beginning of a turnaround; a time of letting go of the old and making way for the new; a time of new beginnings. Ironically, it all starts with rest.

Don’t move too fast. The new momentum is just beginning; the turn-around demands that your energy be recharged by adequate rest, so that your life force will not be spent prematurely. This principle of hibernation, of allowing energy to renew itself and be strengthened by rest applies to many situations — recuperation after an illness, the slow return of trust after period of estrangement, the careful development of new relationships after a splitting apart of old ones.

 

Today’s Tarot for January 21st is The Fool

The Fool

January  21, 2013

Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of an “innocent Fool” archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.

In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise — that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.

Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, Jan. 21st

Weaving stories to connect the apparently separate bits of data in our lives creates tapestries of information. The Moon’s shift into curious Gemini at 9:04 am EST pulls us out of our hearts and into our heads. We feel like we have all the answers as the Moon harmonizes with the conscious Sun, clever Mercury and confident Jupiter. Conceptual breakthroughs are likely as Mercury the Messenger forms a collaborative sextile with ingenious Uranus.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 Apr 19)

Your mind is free to explore new ideas today, and your words are in the spotlight. Although you can jump to brilliant conclusions very quickly now, think before you speak and carefully read your email through one more time before you hit the send button. However, there’s no reason to hold back once you’re sure of your message. Since you have a greater impact on others than you realize, it’s wise to get it right the first time. Give your waiting audience a show they won’t forget.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 May 20)

Your thoughts may run amok today, as if they’re not under the jurisdiction of your logic. But temporarily setting aside common sense can actually lead to an unconventional solution to a tricky problem. Unfortunately, your co-workers might not be willing to give your ideas a fair hearing unless you have the facts to back up your position. Do your homework and be sure to have your information in order before sharing your plans with anyone else.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 Jun 20)

The Moon’s return to restless Gemini inspires your thoughts to fly around in circles, as if they are eagles spiraling on the thermals. Your performance seems easy and graceful to others, but you might need to work hard to keep up the appearance. Meanwhile, you could feel stuck as the prevailing winds won’t allow you to break free. Don’t waste energy struggling against the breezes now; enjoy floating around until the wind changes and gives you an opportunity to escape.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 Jul 22)

Sharing your emotions can be a challenge now, even if you’re clear about how you feel. However, you sense a change coming and you aren’t yet sure as to which way your mood will swing next. Thankfully, this uncertainty isn’t upsetting or worrisome today as long as you are content to just wait it out before making any important decisions. In the meantime, discuss your options objectively and be open to the feedback you receive.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 Aug 22)

Someone might come to you with an unusual plan today, but you aren’t so quick to endorse what you consider to be a risky solution to a simple problem. You can envision alternate strategies that seem more straightforward, and you would rather exhaust these direct approaches first. Even if you’re certain that your answer is the most logical one, remain open to the surprises you encounter along the way.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 Sep 22)

Your friends need you today in ways that require you to express more emotions than you prefer. Even if you’re resistant to revealing your inner thoughts now, try softening enough to give others what they want. You may feel like you’re just going through the motions at first, but sharing your heart is a perfect prescription to brighten your day. You might receive something beautiful in exchange for stepping outside of your comfort zone.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 Oct 22)

You could find yourself in a jam today, and you’re uncertain if you should ask for help or just let it ride. Imagine what you would do if you had absolutely nothing standing in your way. Then, return your focus back to your current situation. If sharing your needs can bring you any closer to your goals, then don’t hesitate to say what’s on your mind and just deal with the consequences as they arise.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 Nov 21)

You may intellectualize complex emotions that normally elude description. But your intuition is operating in overdrive now, so don’t be afraid to rely on it. Nevertheless, you still have to prioritize your needs or you will be pulled in so many directions that you’ll just end up annoyed. However, having a clear destination in mind gives you just enough stability that you can be creative without losing your way.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 Dec 21)

You can talk your way out of nearly anything today, relying on your social graces to avoid conflict. Your charm and wit are working for you now in ways that surprise even you. You know what you want and are willing to ask for it. Still, you could miss a significant opportunity when it appears in your life if you aren’t receptive. Being more sensitive to others helps you recognize your own path to happiness.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It may be challenging to stay motivated today because you can discover so many fun ways to keep your mind occupied that you end up avoiding your chores. Leaving a job undone is contrary to your basic nature, since you like to take care of business before you play. However, it’s time to try something different now by making pleasurable distractions your top priority for a change. The work will patiently wait for your return.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 Feb 18)

You could be very happy today, even if there’s too much happening in your life. For example, you might agree to one too many tasks and now you must find a way out of your extra commitments. Nevertheless, mischievous Mercury tempts you into thinking there’s a viable shortcut you can take. However, the flirty Gemini Moon’s presence in your 5th House of Fun and Games indicates that you should be able to enjoy the company of others even if you still have a job to finish

 

Pisces Horoscopes

(Feb 19 Mar 20)

Your thoughts are moving so rapidly now that you may not be able to keep up with your own fantasies as they overflow into your reality. But even the most original ideas don’t bring you any closer to a viable solution, so it might be wise to keep the unfinished schemes to yourself for now. Even if it takes another week or so, allow plenty of time for your plans to solidify before sharing them with anyone else. Start by writing everything down that crosses your mind, and then you can make sense of it all later.

Please, I Beg You Have Patience With Us Today Or Me,lol!

 

This definitely says it all, LOL!

I am using new software. Since I was ill no one worked the bugs out of it. So I am working them out as I go. That is why the blog is going so slow today. I apologize and I hope I can work these bugs out or else I will be borrowing a can of Raid, LOL!

 

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Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for January 21st

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Thursday and Friday are relatively quiet days, but then you get a blast on Saturday that is bound to heat up your love life. A bold Leo Full Moon shines in your 5th House of Romance to light up your fiery personality. You’re ready to take chances, express your feelings without restraint and attract all the attention that your heart desires. Giving generously to others is the best way to get back the affection and appreciation you desire.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your home could be the most fun place in the world this Saturday when the enthusiastic Leo Full Moon brightens your domestic 4th House of Roots, supplying you with tons of excitement and energy. Your comfort level rises when you play host or hostess even if it takes some creative effort to put on a good show. Restoring passion to your current relationship comes when you put your heart fully into it or a new one grows with your display of playful self-confidence.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Engaging in a serious discussion to work out a misunderstanding may slow your social life on Friday. But if an intervention isn’t necessary, taking a hard, cold look at your romantic aspirations is a useful way to refine your personal plans. A sassier you returns on Saturday with an audacious Leo Full Moon occupying your 3rd House of Communication. Your ability to entertain others and to strike up conversations anywhere and at any time makes you the life of the party wherever you go.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The evocative Moon’s shift into your sensitive sign on Wednesday night puts you in a reflective mood. If you’re attracted to someone, you should feel comfortable enough to make the first move. But when you encounter a person who doesn’t feel right, pulling back into your shell is completely appropriate. On Saturday morning, the energy changes dramatically. The lively Leo Moon inspires you to play for the rest of the weekend, wearing a colorful look and a confident attitude.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

This could be a memorable week with Saturday’s scorching Full Moon occurring in your dramatic sign. Emotions are flowing with passions that will not cool until you’re finished expressing them. Those strong feelings tend to run the gamut from anger to ecstasy, requiring some self-control on your part to manage them appropriately. Putting yourself in a safe and acceptable place where you’re free to play, dance, and shout with joy is an ideal way to celebrate being alive during this celestial high-energy event.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might feel like you’re on the fringes of the action this weekend. This cosmic break is better for enjoying quiet time alone or with one easygoing individual rather than putting yourself in the middle of a crowd. Friday is an excellent time to tackle tough emotional issues with a partner. Different values and expectations need to be ironed out to maintain harmony. If you’re single, a talk with a trusted friend will provide practical advice about your potential prospects.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s great to be optimistic about people but there’s a risk of over-estimating someone this Friday. Being attracted to a person and buying into what he or she says is appealing now, but things could fall short of your hopes if you’re not careful. Picking and choosing who you’re with and what you do is not about satisfying others’ desires, but it’s the best way to take care of yourself. Exercising a little bit of cautious self-restraint will go a long way toward keeping you safe and sound.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You are not likely to be in a casual mood this weekend when both of your intense ruling planets Mars and Pluto clash on Saturday. It’s better to be choosy about your company instead of trying to cooperate by agreeing to do something that’s not in your comfort zone. You might find yourself in the spotlight for a while, but you will probably be more content in a quiet corner. Focus your time and energy on one task you enjoy and one person who really matters.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Don’t wait for the weekend to play because Monday and Tuesday look like wonderful days for having fun with others. The chatty Gemini Moon in your 7th House of Partners joins your lucky planet Jupiter on Monday night, making it easy to end up in a fascinating conversation. This communicative trend continues the next day when you gracefully bounce from a sharing a humorous moment to intelligently discussing more serious matters. Others can’t help but notice the way you sparkle when you talk.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

If trust issues are a concern in your relationships, then Thursday is an excellent day to address them with others. You have an almost ideal combination of sensitivity and logic that can help you to iron out differences in a partnership or enable you to get off to a solid start with someone new. Sharing your vulnerable side won’t make you look weak now; quite the opposite, it can make you appear much more attractive. You’re almost irresistible to your admirers when you can be both strong and soft.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Saturday night should be special with the bold Leo Full Moon landing in your 7th House of Relationships. You are craving adventure and looking for a romance that will rock your world. Make this a memorable day with your partner, if you’re lucky enough to have someone who loves you in return. The joy the two of you share can warm your hearts for a very long time. If you’re single, be brave and dare to express your feelings with passion instead of playing it cool. You will never know what might happen if you don’t put yourself out there and try.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The promise of romance grows stronger with the cuddly Cancer Moon’s presence in your amorous 5th House from Wednesday night until Saturday morning. Breaking away from routine tasks to enjoy the pleasures of life is healthy for you now. If you’re in a long-term relationship, this is a perfect time to spice it up by surprising your partner with something special. If you’re single, pleasing yourself will make you even more desirable to others.

Calendar of the Moon for January 21

Calendar of the Moon

Rowan Tree Moon

Color: Orange-red
Element: Fire
Altar: Upon a cloth of orange-red set a row of red candles, Brigid’s cross, and a bell.
Offerings: Votive candles. Quicken a newborn idea into birth.
Daily Meal: Hot drinks with every meal. Keep food warm.

Luis/Gamelion Invocation

Call: Now is the quickening of the year.
Response: Now is the time of the first movement.
Call: Now the child stirs in the womb.
Response: Now the seed stirs in the earth.
Call: Now the plains flood and our fire is threatened.
Response: Now the cold water drowns our spark.
Call: Now is the time of the hard struggle.
Response: Now is the month of desperation.
Call: Now is the time of desperation to live.
Response: Now is the time of desperation to be born.
Call: We turn in our sleep as the earth turns.
Response: We dream with the sleeping earth.
Call: Each of our dreams is a lit candle in the dark.
Response: Each of our dreams is a single point of hope.
Call: They shine faint and alone in the night of struggle.
Response: They are alone as we are alone.
Call: Yet we are not alone in our dreams.
Response: We are not alone!
Call: We will keep our fires burning.
Response: We will burn against the night!
Call: We will warm our dreams with the force of life.
Response: We will not die alone in the cold!
Call: We will ward off all evil.
Response: Only good shall pass our gates.
Call: We will care for each other.
Response: We will never cease to care!
Call: We will survive the winter.
Response: We will survive!
(Repeat last two lines twice more.)

Chant:
Protect the flame that warms your dreams
And dreams shall never die.

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for January 21st

Calendar of the Sun

Carista – Day of Peace in the Family

Color: Lavender
Element: Water
Altar: Upon a lavender cloth set a tray of cakes shaped like clasping hands, and many cups full of hot tea.
Offerings: Promise to attempt to be more considerate of those you live with.
Daily Meal: Any food, but it must be served from one great plate for every table, and it should not be in separate portions.

Carista Invocation

May there be Peace in this house.
(Response: “May there be peace in this house!”)
Peace can be a hard mistress.
The daily round of the ordinary,
The simple turn of day and night and day
The presence of the same souls
Can come to be like a shadow on the sun,
And yet Peace still demands
That we find a way to move past
That ordinariness
And all the thousand thorns and briars
And bring Peace into the house.
(Response: “May there be peace in this house!”)
Take the hand of your sister, your brother,
The one who shares your roof, your table,
The ground you walk on,
Whose feet know the boards as well as your own,
And swear to find a way
To bring peace into the space between you.
(Response: “May there be peace in this house!”)

Chant:
My brother, my heart, my sister, my soul;
My family, my life, come in from the cold;
My sister, my heart, my brother, my soul;
My family, my life, that makes this life whole.

(Instead of a ritual, this period of time should be used to mediate and address problems between members of the community, with emphasis on peacemaking and compromise and useful solutions. At the end of the meeting, all share cakes and tea.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for Jan. 21st – First Quarter

First Quarter Moon

(waxing/86% illumination)

Emotions begin to stir coupled with recognizing that the new beginnings you are making must also increase personal security to be worthwhile over the long haul. This is a time when it’s appropriate to get in touch with your gut instincts and begin to guide your life more deliberately, with an awareness of using your “sixth sense” as well as your enthusiasm. Obstacles may emerge that require you to reevaluate how to better integrate yourself into your immediate environment.