Grant Me Peace

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Life is full of noise and bustle
Rush and hurry, run and hustle
People ‘round me with demands
Open mouths and open hands
Lend me now a quiet place
A moment’s peace, a silent space
Time to think and time to plan
A quiet, peaceful, restful span
I ask the Gods to grant me peace
A brief time for the noise to cease
An hour or two out of my life
Free from hurry, free from strife
Peace and quiet for my soul
A restful place to make me whole
Grant me now this time and place
So I might live my life with grace.
 
So Mote It Be.
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Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, November 9th

We have to set aside our emotions today so we can focus on the practical aspects of our lives as go-getter Mars sextiles taskmaster Saturn. Creating a concrete plan, combined with hard work, ensures progress. Meanwhile, in direct contrast, a visionary Mercury-Neptune alignment heightens our fantasies and invites us into the dreamy poetic realms. The intelligent Aquarius Moon enables us to use our imaginations without losing touch with reality.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are in the driver’s seat now because you know the full consequences of what you are doing. You recently had the opportunity to consider all your options before choosing your present course of action. The potential rewards may be quite satisfying, although it could take more time than you think for your labors to bear fruit. Setting a sustainable pace today is more important than your actual production, so keep your eyes on the future and your shoulder to the wheel.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re not interested in anything superficial now because you want to see tangible results from your extra effort. Unfortunately, confusion can catch you off guard today if the distance between your optimism and reality is too much. Adopt a logical and balanced approach and pay attention to the details. There is great potential for success if you maintain a positive attitude and keep your common sense close at hand.

 

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Whatever you say today could be less important than your actions. Your behavior not only speaks louder than your words, it also has longer lasting consequences. Nevertheless, you have a significant opportunity now, but it might not be obvious at first. No matter what happens, be creative as you tell your story. Dream out loud and share what’s on your mind. You may be pleasantly surprised with the wonderful response you receive.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You have an interesting choice to make today as your plans come up for reconsideration. It would be easier if you were the only person involved, but someone else’s needs must also be included. Opening your mind to reexamine your goals from a wider perspective can be very enlightening as you see possibilities that you previously overlooked. Don’t say no too quickly to anything that comes your way or you could miss a wonderful opportunity to further develop your evolving life strategy.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

There is so much happening that it tests your ability to remain calm and it might be somewhat disconcerting now as you try to keep it all together. Harmonious aspects conspire to clear the path toward your destination, but doing the work is still, ultimately, your responsibility. Your schedule is so full that you may consider sleeping less just to squeeze everything in. Things will slow down in a few days, but in the meantime, make sure you get some much-needed rest.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Someone at work may be acting overly sweet toward you today and you might not know what to do about it. Your uncertainty could stem from an overall lack of clarity about what you want. Or maybe the other person’s intentions are questionable. Either way, your smartest strategy is to explore all avenues before deciding your course of action. Luckily, your reasoning is sound now, even if the options are confusing at first. Once you’ve considered the pros and cons, make your choice and stick to it.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s hard to feel satisfied with just having a nice experience today; you crave something that goes beyond the ordinary. Even if you finish your work early, you still won’t be able to fully enjoy yourself. However, you are currently blessed with the patience to wait for the right moment and the drive to follow through on your plan. Once you know that the timing is right, don’t hesitate to make your move. If your intentions are clear, your mind can turn your fantasies into reality.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your creative juices are flowing and it’s wise to find ways to concentrate on your self-expression. But this kind of sharing isn’t just about personal issues; it’s time to set new goals and then pursue them. Yet, even if you are overcommitted, you can still do what needs to be done. There is major assistance coming your way from the hidden realms of your own subconscious world. The spiritual growth and psychological work you have done in the recent past may be put to good use in the present.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Unfortunately, you may be doing more armchair traveling today than real trekking around the globe. However, as your vision expands, you might miss important details or gloss over data that you don’t have time to integrate. Luckily, you could make a lot of progress now by saving money for a future trip. Remember that sometimes the planning stage of a getaway can be nearly as much fun as the real thing; take your time and enjoy the anticipation while it lasts.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Although you might be uncharacteristically laid-back at work today, you still need to juggle your personal and business worlds while keeping the two of them apart. But don’t miss the powerful opportunity to make something special happen, since you have the right balance between intention and follow-through now, enabling you to accomplish whatever you initially set out to do. Make sure that you have your facts straight, but don’t get too hung up in the details. Share your vision as you let your inner poet or philosopher out of the closet.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be inclined to spend money on something you don’t really need today. Buying a gift for yourself is a lovely thing to do, but you might be drawn toward purchasing an item that is more extravagant than you can afford. Ask yourself whether or not your potential purchase is really such a good idea before you face possible regrets in a few days. Ironically, exercising a bit of self-restraint works to your advantage in the long run.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although it’s wonderful to fuel your life with your dreams, don’t let it be an excuse to be completely unrealistic. It’s as if you must maintain a double existence now. You have your head up in the clouds, but need to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground since it’s tempting to escape to another world. However, you still must pay careful attention to the process or your best ideas will only get lost. Thankfully, you can go anywhere your imagination carries you while riding this powerful spiritual wave.

Daily Motivator for Nov. 4th – Too valuable to waste

Too valuable to waste

Consider what a truly great day you have today. Think of all the magnificent  possibilities that are yours right now.

You can fill the next hour with sixty minutes of focused, purposeful,  effective effort. You can bring new and meaningful value to your work, your  home, your family, your community and your dreams.

On this day you can learn, experience, work, feel, love and play. You can  make creative use of whatever you have to move in the direction of whatever you  desire.

The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. So let yourself  imagine something wonderful, and then enjoy the wonderful experience of making  it happen.

Though it might seem easier and more comfortable to just do nothing, that’s  really not the case. If you waste the great possibilities of this day, you will  very soon come to regret it.

So avoid that regret and jump into action. Today is much too valuable to  waste.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Calendar of the Moon for September 25

Calendar of the Moon

25 Muin

Diwali – Kali’s Day

 

Colors:

Black and red
Element: Earth
Altar: Set out a black cloth. Decorate gaudily with red flowers, bowls of vegetable-dyed rice and couscous, strings of red beads, sterile needles, and the figure of Kali.
Offerings: A drop of blood, wiped onto the base of Kali’s statue.
Daily Meal: Indian food.

Invocation to Kali

 

Black Mother of Death
Who drives us around and around
The wheel of birth and endings,
From whose dark womb we are born
And who eats us again at the end,
Lady who tramples the proud Shiva
Under her ruthless feet
Mounts him for her own pleasure
And tears out his guts.
Lady, let us learn the message
Of death in life, of birth in death;
Let us praise the eternal return,
The blade and the blood, the life
That you demand from us,
And that we have no choice
But to return to you at the end.

Chant:
Kali Kali Kali
Our flesh is yours
Our soul is yours
Unto your hands
Unto your womb
May we be reborn again
Kali Kali Kali

(All approach the altar and kneel. One who has been chosen to do the work of the ritual takes a sterilized needle and pricks the finger of each member present. If they request, a small cut can be made with a sterilized razor, but the worker must be skilled. The blood is wiped onto the statue of Kali and the upper altar cloth, which is never washed. All file out unspeaking; bandaging will be done in another room.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]