‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Today I hear the laughter of children at play. Their voices filled the air almost like chimes. And I felt their arms about my neck and their sticky kisses on my face. How blessed I am! Today I heard a mockingbird trilling out every single song it every heard from its winged friends. I closed my eyes and in the trees I heard all the voices I’ve heard since childhood, and it took me through all the happy, breathless, precious times I loved so much.
Today I heard my mother’s voice calling to me happily. It was a good, strong, healthy voice that has called to me courage, and hope and peace, and shall continue to call down many lanes to me.
Today I heard my child’s voice. I heard her singing, I heard her praying, I heard her laughing and talking. I heard her teasing and moving from place to place in all the activities I love to see her in.
Now, even more than ever I realize how grateful I am that Gods has given me the excellent faculty of hearing. I shall with all diligence try to hear nothing evil, but only love and peace which is my heritage.
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Elder’s Meditation of the Day
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Great Goddess, Great God
I greet you at the start of a new day
And thank you for the potential that this day holds
Please send me the best day possible
Help me to feel my best
So I might do my best for myself and for others
Smile upon me as I walk my Path
And guide me so I might walk with wisdom and grace
And shine your light upon the world
As the Sun rises
Fill me with energy and joy
Bless me with Your Presence
And watch ove me and those that I love
So Mote It Be
The Moon’s entry into dramatic Leo today at 2:15 am EDT brings our feelings out into the light for everyone to see. But the fiery Leo New Moon at 2:39 pm shifts our focus away from our internal process and toward external expression. Ironically, we reach the height of our creativity just as we begin a new project. The New Moon’s dynamic square with pompous Jupiter encourages us to act with bravado, but it’s wiser to practice humility, instead.
The Leo New Moon is your ticket to fun, especially if you have scheduled an enjoyable activity for the day. You might think that you should take charge because you know what’s going on, but you won’t get far before realizing that your fantasies have overtaken reality. If it’s too late to hand over the reins to someone else, just focus on the present moment and do the best you can.
The Leo New Moon activates your 4th House of Roots, encouraging you to tend your home garden now. You don’t need to go off in search of adventure because an idea that you have today can grow and eventually take you far. However, a significant journey to a distant shore begins with making a plan, acquiring resources and preparing for your trip. You’re not ready to leave yet, so use your time wisely while you have it available.
There’s no need to make a fuss about your current activities today, even if you’re trying to get others to notice. Your friends may slow you down by placing demands on your time if you draw unnecessary attention to yourself. Be smart and turn on your cloaking device (or just lay low for a bit) so you can get on with your plans instead of being distracted by everyone else’s expectations.
The Leo New Moon in your 2nd House of Money today emphasizes the importance of how you handle a financial matter. Fortunately, you can prevent a problem before it even starts by taking strategic action right away. However, if you miss your window of opportunity, a manageable situation could blossom into a multifaceted monster that leads to more complications than solutions.
Today’s Leo New Moon is a harbinger of important changes that are occurring in your life. You don’t have to wait for something to happen now; add new activities to your schedule that can bring out the best in you. But don’t try to accomplish too much too fast because shaking up your life isn’t necessary now. Moving slowly and deliberately is okay as long as you get something started while the energy is still fresh.
You are brimming with ideas, but it may be smart to keep them to yourself as long as you can. Although gabby Mercury is in your sign now, it’s not useful to talk about your new project yet because your message could be misunderstood today. Get started on your own, without anyone else’s involvement; you can always connect with supportive allies later on.
You may be trying to find a middle ground today as you weigh your dreams against your more practical concerns. It might feel as if you don’t have much of a choice in a complicated interpersonal matter, but no one can control your inner world. Feeding your fantasies with your attention can be just what you need to prevent yourself from falling into a boring rut. Even if you have mundane duties to perform, you are still free to escape within your mind.
The proud Leo New Moon falls in your 10th House of Status, allowing others to see how passionate you are about your success. Thankfully, you don’t have to do anything special; your no-bull attitude and determined work ethic is what impresses your friends. Still, you may be uncertain about your next move. Concentrate on your destination, for what you do today will set the tone for the next couple of weeks.
Today’s bold Leo New Moon activates your 9th House of Faraway Places. This lunar position stimulates your imagination and increases your wanderlust, even if you have set aside your globetrotting desires for a while. Naturally, a weekend off isn’t enough time to explore the Antarctic or trek across Europe. Fortunately, you can still aim high while visualizing your ideal journey. You could even begin with simply learning more about your geographical area of interest.
You might be tested by today’s expressive Leo New Moon’s presence in your 8th House of Regeneration. A relationship that’s already stressed could require your immediate attention, but there’s no reason to fret. You have an opportunity to set things right by reframing the situation. Transforming your perspective lessens the pressure and enables positive change to enter your life.
Today’s outgoing Leo New Moon brightens your 7th House of Partners. Fresh waves of energy could quickly reinvigorate a failing relationship or even heat up a new one. Nevertheless, you won’t be satisfied with just feeling good now because you are inspired by your own high ideals. Go ahead and reach for something that’s previously been unattainable. Take a chance, but don’t be too self-critical if you miss the mark. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Showing up to do your chores with a smile might be half the work today with the Leo New Moon’s visit to your 6th House of Routine. You may prefer to sleep late and start your errands even later, but it’s a much smarter strategy to bounce out of bed and show everyone what you can do now. Nevertheless, grabbing the spotlight won’t help you receive the recognition you want. Working diligently on the sidelines will hasten your success as those in charge realize exactly what you’re doing.