A Little Humor for Your Day – ‘I Want To Be 6 Again…..’

I Want To Be 6 Again…..


To Whom It May Concern:

I hereby officially tender my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of a 6 year old again. I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four star restaurant. I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks. I want to think M&Ms are better than money, because you can eat them. I want to play kickball during recess and paint with watercolors in art. I want to lie under a big Oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summers’ day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple. When all you knew were colors, addition tables and simple nursery rhymes, but that didn’t bother you, because you didn’t know what you didn’t know and you didn’t care. When all you knew was to be happy because you didn’t know all the things that should make you worried and upset.

I want to think that the world is in my youth… I matured and I learned too much. I learned of nuclear weapons, war, prejudice, starvation and abused children. I learned of lies, unhappy marriages, suffering, illness, pain and death I learned of a world where men left their families to go and fight for our country, and returned only to end up living on the streets…begging for their next meal. I learned of a world where children knew how to kill … and did!!

What happened to the time when we thought that everyone would live forever, because we didn’t grasp the concept of death, when we thought the worst thing in the world was if someone took the jump rope from you or picked you last for kickball?

I want to be oblivious to the complexity of life and be overly excited by little things once again. I want to return to the days when reading was fun and music was clean. When television was used to report the news or for family entertainment and not to promote sex, violence and deceit. I remember being naive and thinking that everyone was happy because I was. I would walk on the beach and only think of the sand between my toes and the prettiest seashell I could find. I would spend my afternoons climbing trees and riding my bike. I didn’t worry about time, bills or where I was going to find the money to fix my car. I used to wonder what I was going to do or be when I grew up, not worry about what I’ll do i this doesn’t work out. I want to live simple again I don’t want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness and loss of loved ones. I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind and making angels in the snow.

I want to be 6 again.

Author Unknown

 

Daily Feng Shui News for April 11th – ‘World Parkinson’s Disease Day’

My husband died from this disease, so I am humbled to share a holistic way I would use to calm him on ‘World Parkinson’s Disease Day.’ There were times when he would become confused or just plain forgetful because of the ravages of this disease and he would also get highly agitated. I would put ten drops each of lavender pure essential oil and chamomile pure essential oil into a bowl of steaming water and let the steam diffuse the calming oils around his room. It never failed that within a short time he would be cool, calm and collected again. These oils work for anyone who is agitated or irritated and will restore peace and balance to almost any situation.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Charm for April 11th is The Book of Charm

Your Charm for Today

Book of Charms

Today’s Meaning:
A would be intruder into your private affairs will be averted by steps you take to protect this aspect. The book of charms indicates you should take extra steps to protect information and beware of anyone asking for personal data.

General Description:
The Batak, or Bark Book of Charms, is a magical ritual implicitly believed in by the natives of Sumatra. It is consulted as a reliable guide and counselor in their private and important affairs. In the East Indian Archipelago superstition talismans, and amulets, play a most important part in the lives of the natives. Sickness is attributed to the patient being possessed of an evil spirit, and their witch doctors profess to expel the intruder by the means of charms. Often the names of the sufferers are changed in order to deceive the evil spirits.

Your Ancient Symbol Card for April 11th is The Phoenix

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

The Phoenix

The mythical, endearing Phoenix has long been a symbol of rebirth, renewal, and coming full circle. Tired in both body and spirit the aged Phoenix combust into flames and from its ashes is reborn. The Phoenix does not indicate change so much as it does renewal and revitalization. It denotes the completion of a cycle and beginning anew.

As a daily card, The Phoenix suggest you are at a place where some aspects of your life have reached the end of a cycle. Your energies may be weakened from use and stretched over too many arenas to be as effective as they once were. As a result, now may be a good time for you to take a step back and allow yourself time to revitalize both your physical and spiritual self.

Your Tarot Card for Friday, April 11th is The Fool

The Fool

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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.

What Is In Store for You Tomorrow, Saturday’s Horoscopes for April 12th

For those of us who managed to avoid the recent weird energy, we have another opportunity to experience the magic as Venus lingers close to surreal Neptune. The dissolving power of Neptune disperses our concentration, making it nearly impossible to focus on any one thing separate from everything else. Nevertheless, executing a concrete plan helps to keep us on track as the cautious Virgo Moon restrains the energy of the impulsive Aries Sun.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You think that you can’t tell your friends what you really want now because you’re afraid of being judged. Nevertheless, several planets are traveling through your feisty sign, prompting you to take a risk and express your feelings anyhow. However, it’s crucial to consider the impact of your words on a loved one before saying something that could be misinterpreted. Don’t be afraid of sharing your truth; just know when to stop or you could find yourself enmeshed in an unnecessary drama.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Although your desires may seem deliciously warm this morning, it could get much hotter than you expect as your ruling planet, Venus, continues to lure you into the heat of fantasy today. However, if you believe that you have overstepped your bounds, you might cool off rather suddenly and pull away. Unfortunately, someone could misinterpret your behavior and assume that your emotional retreat is because of your lack of affection. Avoid needless problems by communicating clearly from the start.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You might feel relatively clueless about your direction today, but the more you try to map out your destination, the less you seem to know which way to go. Unfortunately, your rational analysis won’t give you the whole picture now, for reality is being augmented by emotional rather than logical currents. Stop trying to think your way through these circumstances. Oddly enough, you gain a sense of freedom, or even temporary exhilaration, when you surrender to your feelings and follow your heart.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You could seem a bit absent-minded today as you slip in and out of contact with your imagination. However, if you lose touch with other planes of existence, they still make themselves known in the here and now. You can stretch your awareness and have momentary glimpses of how all the pieces fit together. But eventually, you may close back down and might even be confused by the whole experience. Luckily, it’s possible to relieve some of your anxiety by remembering that life is a mystery after all.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Reality may act just like a wet blanket as the truth dampens your spirits, especially if your expectations are overinflated now. But satisfaction might be within reach if you adjust your attitude so you can joyfully accept whatever opportunities you’re being offered. This temporary setback isn’t about lowering your standards; it’s about practicing the art of being grateful for what you currently have. Counting your blessings is an excellent first step.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your over-the-top optimism sets you up for disappointment today. Or, maybe, you’re already discouraged and an enthusiastic friend tries to lift your spirits. No matter what occurs, you still might not feel very supported now. Just recognizing that others appreciate your talents and acknowledge your contributions could be enough to put you back on track. But don’t withdraw if you feel misunderstood for any reason. Be clear about your intentions and you have a better chance of ultimately being seen for who you truly are.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You’re often the one who takes the time to understand what others are feeling, even if your empathy ends up making decisions more difficult. However, interactions with people around you might leave you with a sense of disillusionment today. Relationships may seem like a total mystery now and you don’t even know where to begin to put things back in balance. Thankfully, cultivating emotional detachment allows your perspective to return to normal in just a few days. In the meantime, keep the lines of communication open without making any sudden moves.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You don’t ask for a lot today; all you want is the connection of familiarity with a close friend. Unfortunately, your support network might seem somewhat distant now, leaving you feeling lonely or nostalgic. However, it’s not nearly as bad as it seems at first because the gulf between you and others won’t last long, especially since it’s largely the result of your own runaway imagination. Don’t worry; the real world is on its way back, bringing more clarity along with it.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your playful spirit might run into a wall today, but the external resistance won’t hold you back for long. You may be required to readjust your goals, but that’s just because they weren’t all that realistic in the first place. Once you bring your hopes back into line, you could discover that the new obstacles will be much easier to overcome. If success starts to slip through your fingers, keep a positive attitude, reconsider your objectives and try again.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You have no trouble acting as the taskmaster today while the Moon aligns with stern Saturn. However, playing this lead role can be more work than you expected because charming Venus is attempting to soften your heart. But neither flirtation nor temptation should distract you from your current goals. Don’t give in; you must hold up your end of the bargain now by being the most responsible one in the group. Ultimately, others will appreciate your perseverance and singular focus.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Sustaining your connection with your imagination isn’t your top priority today because you want to produce tangible results. Although you’re normally quite capable of depersonalizing your feelings so you can have a more universal understanding of reality and the human condition, today’s Virgo Moon demands that you bring your ideas back down to earth. Don’t go too far in either direction; seek ways to balance your dreams with your present circumstances so you can experience the best of both worlds.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Fitting yourself neatly into a box that’s been created by someone else may be impossible today. But a close friend or partner has very specific expectations about how you should behave now, and you might not perform as desired. Conflicts between your personal styles or values is only a problem if one of you is so insecure that you need the other person to agree with you one hundred percent. Assure those you love that expressing your individuality doesn’t mean you love them any less.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, April 11th

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

If you feel tired today with more on your plate than you can handle, this is an obvious sign that you need to take some time to reevaluate your current direction. First, think about what your heart truly wants and pretend that nothing could keep you from your goals. Secondly, consider the very real obstacles you must overcome to reach your destination. Then methodically make the necessary changes to put your life back on track.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

There may be something quite reassuring about being with your friends now, but social activities distract you from making progress at work. You can tell that something is happening, but your progress seems to be hidden from sight. Trust your own counsel, even if your inner voice sounds uncertain. The fundamental changes you make today bring positive results if you are patient.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You might want to go along with everyone’s plans for the day, but you don’t like the idea of being so closely tied to their schedules. You’re probably not as attached to tradition as some other people are, but there’s something to be gained now by going along with the crowd. Even if you want to take a more radical approach, a bit of self-compromise can actually bring you closer to the elusive happiness you seek. Find joy in whatever you’re doing; you’ll have your chance for more variety soon enough

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You’re ready to jump into a project and do whatever needs to be done. There’s no reason to waste time on frivolous activities these days. Still, you’re quite aware that maintaining a professional appearance ultimately brings you closer to the security that you seek. Remember, you don’t have to give up your real goals; instead, just wait a while longer to make your big move.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You have more than your fair share of common sense now, and even if this isn’t normally your greatest strength, others are relying on you to hold things together. However, you might be motivated by something more personal than just helping everyone else. You are changing your life bit by bit in order to make your daily routines more efficient and productive. The more open you are to a variety of possibilities, the healthier this transition can be for you. This is your chance to bring your most colorful visions down to earth.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The potential for change is all around you. You may feel rather lighthearted today, unless you haven’t already completed your work chores. However, once you are done you are ready to play, but you must know exactly what you are getting into before you can enjoy yourself. Don’t scatter your energy before you meet your obligations or you might miss your chance to have fun later in the day. The more time you have away from your regular routine, the more time you have to explore all the possibilities on the horizon.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may feel that someone is on your case now; no matter what you do, you should have done something else. Today’s analytical Virgo Moon can bring emotional stress with home activities and family members. You might need to justify your actions even if you try to avoid the conflict. Do whatever you must to get through the awkwardness of the current situation without attaching too much meaning to anything that happens. Thankfully, keeping the peace buys you time until you gain additional perspective.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Even if you feel resistance emanating from others, you must take some of the responsibility for the tension. Your destiny is in your own hands; whatever situation you created you can unmake. But it will take a real commitment, along with enough courage to engage in a difficult conversation. Bringing someone into your confidence might be just the catalyst you need to transform the current dynamics.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You must be as practical as possible now in order to counterbalance everyone else’s fuzzy thinking. But you could just as well be the ringleader of a pie-in-the-sky scheme, yourself. Either way, you have much to lose if you let your unbridled imagination run away with the facts. Making a list of the pros and cons enables you to sustain your newly found stability. Scaling your big ideas down to a manageable size greatly improves your chances of success.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s crucial to honor your feelings today, even if they aren’t consistent with your previous plans. But don’t think that the solution is to just drop whatever you are doing in favor of something new. You must find a workable balance between the opposite forces pushing and pulling on your life now. However, you might grow more confused as you try to resolve the dilemma. Thankfully, talking it over with friends can help, especially if you’re willing to listen to their sound advice.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your imagination plays a significant role in your life today, but it’s up to you to utilize the unrealized potential of the moment. Nevertheless, don’t get so lost in your dreams that you can’t keep up with your responsibilities. Go ahead and let your thoughts take you where they will without deviating from your regular schedule. Trusting your intuition is smart now, but keep your feet securely planted on the ground when reaching for the stars.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are of two minds now. You would like to forget about your chores and join in the fun, but something prevents you from jumping overboard. There may be too much going on to escape from your previous commitments and you won’t be able to enjoy yourself even if you do. Nevertheless, your friends are calling and they have an enticing plan. Take your time and make your choice only after you consider your options and decide what makes the most sense

Your Weekend Love Horoscope for April 11 – 13

Weekend Love Horoscope

April 11-13: Loving the Perfect Imperfections

Maria DeSimoneMaria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

Romance will surely be heightened this weekend, thanks to a hypnotic link between Venus and Neptune. When together, these two planets see the very best in each other. In terms of love, we’re talking soul mate connections, and fairy tale bliss.

What makes this weekend even more interesting, however, is that on Friday and Saturday the Moon will also be in discerning Virgo. Usually not a romantic placement at all, Virgo will criticize and pick at flaws in a lover. Virgo notices what’s wrong and seldom overlooks it. In fact, he may harp on it until it kills the romance altogether.

But with this weekend’s Venus-Neptune infusion, there may be a different affect altogether. You’ll be able to spot your sweetheart’s blemishes, but instead of getting grossed out, you’ll love him or her even more because of them.

On Sunday, the Moon enters partnership-oriented Libra, adding even more sweetness to your capacity to relate this weekend. Enjoy!

Daily Cosmic Calendar for April 11th

Stop, look and listen! The universe appears to be on a crash course to test your mettle across the board, and no area of your life is safe. As mentioned in yesterday’s calendar entry, the Sun and Juno make waves by forming a rare conjunction at 22 degrees of Aries (12:17AM). Be sensitive to dear ones and avoid ego battles of any kind. Interests wax in the realms of design, style, fashion, elegance, and beauty. The ability to stay on the straight and narrow path to worldly success is not easy right now as Mercury forms a tense, 135-degree link to Saturn (8:44AM), the Sun chimes in by making a potentially confusing, 45-degree contact with Neptune (9:00AM), Juno makes a similar, 45-degree connection with Neptune (3:48PM) followed by an off-kilter, 150-degree tie from the Sun to Saturn (5:24PM). Any kind of disorderly work environment will backfire against you. Under Virgo Moon it is the little things in life that will make or break your potential gold mine under construction. Meanwhile, the annual Venus-Neptune union at 7 degrees of Pisces (7:25PM) sounds a note of universal love-wisdom and deep-seated understanding or increases the chances of illusions haunting the realms of romance and business. Mercury contra-parallel to Chiron (9:43PM) and Venus forming a frictional, 45-degree link to Juno (11:06PM) are additional reminders that reaching the promised land of your plans and goals may not be as simple as you expect. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Current Moon Phase for April 11th – Waxing Gibbous

Gibbous

(waxing/87% of Full)

April 11, 2014 — Distractions from the outside begin pressing into your world. Analysis is favored, reevaluating all the various factors you are dealing with. It’s a time to process information and effectively integrate your aims with the people in your immediate environment. This is a good time for organizing things. This Moon phase is suited for synthesis: coming up with a practical plan for getting from point A to point B. Adjustment is required.

The Witches Magick for April 11th – Visualization to Get Rid of Fear

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The Witches Magick for April 11th – Visualization to Get Rid of Fear

 

This is a good technique using herbs, visualization and relaxation to deal with difficulties. Though we have made suggestions for your visualization, try first of all to allow your own mind to create an image for you. Ask yourself, “What does my fear look like?”

You will need:

Some herbs for courage (such as Basil, Garlic, Mullein, Nettle, Thyme)

A red candle

METHOD

Construct your sacred space; spread the herbs around it.

Put the candle in front of you, then say the following three times:

 
Hear me, I call upon courage
To relinquish the holding ties of fear,
Break them, leave me, far away,
Let them not be near.
 

Now lie down quietly for 10 or 15 minutes, breathing deeply and concentrating on fear fading away into the atmosphere (cosmos).

You might use a symbol to represent fear. For example, you could use a visualization of a heavy weight which becomes lighter or the word ‘Fear’ itself in large letters which either breaks up into its individual letters and disappears or becomes smaller the more you concentrate on it.

Let the candle burn out on its own.

Collect up the herbs and candle and bury them in the earth.

Try to do this as far from your home as possible. (This will help you stave off your fears and doubts.)

Source:

Natural Magic: Spells, Enchantments & Self-Development
Pamela Ball (2002-11-20).

Let’s Talk Witch – Creative Visualization

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Let’s Talk Witch – Creative Visualization

Creative visualization is the art of allowing the mind sufficient freedom to produce a symbol or picture which is meaningful to nobody else but you. It does not have to be ornate – indeed you will find the simpler the better. Sometimes the image will come to you in meditation, sometimes in dreams and sometimes will arise spontaneously apparently of its own volition.

As a general rule there are seven stages of creative visualization. These are as follows:

1. Setting the scene in as much detail as you can.

2. Visualizing objectively yourself and others taking part in your scenario.

3. Refining the detail, rejecting things that are obviously not feasible or are over the top, and accepting and adding additional detail where possible.

4. Seeing, feeling and sensing yourself participating in your visualization.

5. Testing your doubts and fears. These may range from ‘Have I the right to expect this?’ to ‘Someone will stop me….’ and taking in a huge range of similar such statements in between – even down to ‘Do I really want this?’

6. Accepting that whatever you are visualizing can happen for you in the here and now. You are giving yourself an acceptable present.

7. Taking responsibility for allowing your visualization to happen. You have, and can have, a sustainable future.

You can often gain tremendous insight into your own and other people’s motivation through this process and it is, of course, an invaluable tool in making things happen in a positive way. Here we use it to remove problems, but it could equally be used to create good things for yourself and others.

 

Source:

Natural Magic: Spells, Enchantments & Self-Development
Pamela Ball(2002-11-20).