WOTC Extra – How to Train Your Mind to Positive Thought

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WOTC Extra – How to Train Your Mind to Positive Thought

Training your mind to practice positive thinking enables you to increase your self-esteem and perceived control in your life. Learning how your mind works and how to incorporate positive thoughts can help improve many areas, including work, family and social relationships. Improving your life through positive thinking, however, requires a proactive effort on your part to combat and change your current lifestyle and perceptual attitudes.

Instructions

1.  Identify the internal negative thought patterns your mind uses. Types of negative thought patterns include: personalizing (blaming yourself), filtering (focusing only on the negative) and catastrophizing (anticipating the worst and blowing negative events out of proportion). Think of concrete examples in your own life in which you internalized problems and used these patterns to think negatively about situations.

2.  Practice positive self-talk. Think of a negative situation which you encountered over the past day or week. Turn the negative thoughts you had about the event into positive thoughts. For example, perhaps you experienced a flat tire on your way home from work. Instead of catastrophizing the event, find a way to spin it into a positive experience (e.g., you gained the important skill of changing a flat tire). Practice this positive self-talk for several negative situations or events that you’ve experienced to get into the habit of training your mind towards a different thinking pattern.

3.  Evaluate your thoughts throughout the days and weeks that follow. Periodically stop throughout the day to review your internal thoughts to determine if they have been mostly negative or positive. Think rationally about the negative thoughts which you do encounter. Find ways to spin those negative thoughts and train your mind to see them in a positive light.

4.  Create a positive thoughts journal. Spend time each evening or morning reflecting and writing down good things that have happened in your life or throughout the day. Acknowledging good events and positive experiences then writing them down helps improve your thinking habits and trains your mind to think positively.

5.  Find healthy ways to deal with stressful events and situations. Develop and keep an exercise routine several times a week. Exercise and regular physical activity stimulate brain chemicals that improve your mood and boost energy levels, according to the Mayo Clinic. Spend time each day in meditation, focusing on clearing your mind and on relaxation. Meditation decreases the negative effects of stress and rejuvenates the mind and body.

6.  Surround yourself with positive friends and family members. Negative people who continually focus on the bad and are unsupportive may only re-enforce negative thinking habits. Alternatively, making friends with and spending time with supportive individuals may help you achieve clarity when troubling situations arise.

Article By Matthew Schieltz, eHow Contributor

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Your Daily Horoscopes for December 11th

We tend to see what’s possible rather than what stands in the way of success now that the Moon is moving through energetic Aries. Our take-charge attitude is reinforced by a dynamic lunar square to exuberant Jupiter. Fortunately, our optimism pays off because the fiery Aries Moon forms a propitious trine with the Sun in inspirational Sagittarius. If we heed a midday reality check and fine-tune our plans, we can be successful in our endeavors.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your refusal to take no for an answer now motivates you to find an original solution to an ongoing problem. Thankfully, you’re able to sustain a high level of energy today, turning you into a hero at work. However, you must stay fully focused on your goals or you could be tempted to set aside meeting responsibilities in favor of having fun. Don’t give up; the satisfaction you gain by creating something lasting is much more fulfilling than the memory of fleeting pleasure.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Conforming to your regular routine can be a real challenge today because your emotions seem to have a life of their own. Your reactions aren’t necessarily rational, especially if friends or coworkers expect you to join them on a social outing. You may think that you don’t have the time for such frivolity, but it might be wise to go ahead and participate anyway. Thankfully, you won’t need to run away from your obligations; they will still be waiting for you when you return. A little joy in your heart serves you well.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Talking yourself into going along with the group sounds like a good idea, but you still may modify your plans during the day and end up doing something on your own. Although you could blame your change of mind on the current situation, it’s better to take full responsibility for your decision instead. It’s okay to acknowledge that you’re feeling stifled now and need some immediate action. Fortunately, you don’t have to hold yourself back today, since your spontaneous behavior will likely lead you in the right direction.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You may be provoked to initiate action at work today by someone who goads you into stepping beyond your normal limits. Even if an outrageous plan sounds enticing, the very idea of doing anything so unconventional might make you feel anxious. Thankfully, you could receive support from the most unlikely sources now. Go ahead and spread your wings and fly; you’ll never know how far you can get if you don’t at least try.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your optimistic attitude might tempt you to express previously hidden feelings, but saying too much could turn into something you later regret. Take your time and carefully consider your words and actions today before following an impulsive whim. Thankfully, there are many shades of gray, so you won’t have to make an all-or-nothing decision. Don’t go overboard with your disclosure; exercising a bit of caution now is your best strategy to keep the energy moving in a positive direction.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You’re more restless today than anyone realizes, but you’re doing a good job of hiding your excitement. You may appear to be much more serious than you actually feel. Be careful; if someone close to you is ready for action, you might just cut loose and join in. However, as long as you stay conscious of your obligations, you should be able to slip away for some fun and get back before anyone even notices that you’re gone. A little change can shake things up just enough to be interesting.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You could work yourself up into a state of anxiety today as you compare your ideal fantasies with the realities of the day. You really don’t want to repeat an old routine in the exact same way you did it before. You’re intrigued by doing things differently now, and anything or anyone unconventional is appealing to you. However, just because you can imagine it, doesn’t mean that you should make it real. Using your common sense enables you to enjoy your daydreams without having to experience disappointment later on.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Although your day flows pretty smoothly, you may still want more freedom than you have today. Thankfully, your workday could allow you more opportunity for independence, so trying something new makes a lot of sense. Don’t close yourself off to unrealized possibilities before you even explore your options. Muster up an extra bit of courage, take a risk and let others know what you need; you might be happily surprised with the support you receive.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You enjoy having fun and playing games, but the excitement level could end up being a bit too much today, even for you adventurous Archers. Your feelings are inconsistent now, and it might seem as if your attention should be elsewhere no matter what you do. Nevertheless, the lack of stability increases your attraction to the thrill of the uncertainty. Enjoy the buzz while it lasts, for things will begin to settle back down in a couple of days.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might be uncomfortable with the current emotional turmoil, yet nothing you do seems to calm your inner turbulence. You’re better off now to let go and ride the rough waves instead of attempting to resist them and change your direction. Thankfully, your anxiety begins to dissipate once you concentrate on maintaining balance, rather than trying to manage all the variables in your environment at once. Paradoxically, loosening your grip on the future ultimately puts you back in control where you belong.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Nothing is as simple as it could be if only you were willing to share your feelings today. Although you may know exactly what you want and where you are going, you might not wish to involve others in your process yet. Your impatience tempts you to jump the gun and impulsively do something foolish now before you have the support of your allies. Move carefully and think twice prior to doing anything rash. Rest assured you have more time than you realize.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You’re so eager to try something that’s outside your comfort zone today that your sudden actions can take others by surprise. Unfortunately, they may judge you unkindly because of your erratic behavior; they might even accuse you of being immature or irresponsible. Nevertheless, act with confidence and express who you are and what you want. This is your moment of truth, regardless of anyone else’s expectations. The only person you need to please is yourself.

Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, December 3rd

Positive thinking increases our chances for success now that the high-spirited Sagittarius Moon reminds us that we can be the masters of our own destinies. We may overextend our reach because our self-confidence spurs us on to greater possibilities. Thankfully, a cooperative alignment between talkative Mercury and assertive Mars motivates us to speak clearly about our intentions. We’re inspired to take a risk in the pursuit of happiness.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The seas are calm today, you have a gentle wind in your sails and the world is your oyster. Even if you require assistance, others will come to your rescue with exactly the skills and resources you need. If someone offers help, don’t exhibit false pride; acknowledge your predicament and say yes. Ultimately, being thankful for whatever generosity you receive now allows everyone to feel good about participating in your success.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

If you were a dancer, you would tell exquisite stories with your movements today, but you currently prefer to rely on words to get your message across. However, rather than being passionate about sharing your ideas, you secretly wish you could be chilling out. Unfortunately, pleasure may seem far away and you probably won’t be able to avoid meeting your obligations. Thankfully, the sooner you start your chores, the quicker you will finish.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may wonder if a certain partnership is worth the trouble today, but unresolved issues seem to come together just in the nick of time. It’s easier to discuss your concerns openly now since people won’t likely take your accurate perceptions in a negative manner. Pick a subject and get the conversation rolling. Stick to the chosen topic because you cannot afford to waste energy being scattered by other people’s ideas. Tell the truth; even if your honesty temporarily raises the stress level, everything will settle back down soon enough.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your positive attitude has a motivating effect on your coworkers today, but your optimism could be slightly misleading. Although you might have concerns about the quality of the job you’re doing, you may still appear so sure of yourself that others don’t offer their assistance because they believe you’re on track. Be specific and clearly ask for help if required. Fortunately, the support you want will be forthcoming, but not unless you’re completely honest about what you need.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You have big ideas about relationships now, and you believe that your good intentions can overcome any obstacles. The evocative Moon’s presence in your 5th House of Creativity emphasizes your innate need for spontaneity and drama, even if it means that your actual productivity suffers today. However, obtaining tangible results may not be as important to you as sharing what’s in your heart with those you love.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You’re pulled in two different directions today as the exuberant Sagittarius Moon encourages you to think big, while your natural instincts tell you to maintain a methodical approach when making plans. This internal conflict might make you hesitant to get too caught up in the excitement of the day, even if you want to jump in and join the fun. Keep in mind you can actually accomplish more than you realize by consciously limiting your overall expenditure of time and money. Moderation is key.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It appears that you have a busy day ahead of you, so you might not be able to truly relax until the evening when you are finally caught up with everything. People seem to infringe upon your personal space now, even if they mean well. Oddly enough, you don’t mind all the distractions today; they could even inspire you to explore new avenues of self-expression as you interact with others. Enjoy the social noise while it lasts, since tomorrow will likely be much quieter.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may have ambitious plans to revamp your finances and if your goals survive today’s reality check, then you can be assured they are in the ballpark of plausibility. But if current events shake your security or stress your cash flow, set aside your big ideas and refocus your attention on the present moment. Ultimately, here and now is more important than then and there.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Nothing — not even the facts — is likely to prevent you from seeing amazing possibilities in every situation today. Your opinions might be so strong now that you disbelieve what’s in front of your eyes in order to preserve the big picture. Although you can easily soar through the day, being motivated by unrealistic visions isn’t necessarily healthy. Adjust your plans willingly, based upon what you learn, instead of waiting until it’s too late.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your vivid imagination spurs you on today with full-spectrum bursts of inspiration, but you can quickly see where you are overextended. Paring back your dance card is a smart strategy, since it’s better now to have one or two excellent partners rather than many mediocre ones. Your discernment is a powerful secret weapon, so use it carefully. Seek quality over quantity for the best outcome.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Staying on target is tricky now, because your mind naturally drifts off into the distant future. Although you feel highly creative today, following a single project through to completion is tougher than starting a new one. Don’t let others tempt you off course. Even if their activities sound like a lot of fun, abstaining from them allows you to take care of your business in a timely manner. Work now, play later.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Displaying a more compassionate side at work may be scary today, yet it’s healthier to face your fears so you can overcome them. Others see you as the source of a much-needed solution, but you might be hesitant to share what you know. There’s no need to talk until you feel it’s totally safe to express your opinions, especially if they are still in the process of development. Your intuition will tell you when the time is right.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, November 28th

Experiencing harmony in relationships isn’t likely enough today; we also want to talk about our feelings. The pleasure-seeking Libra Moon reflects our need to play the role of host, with our satisfaction dependent upon others. Sweet Venus opposes joyful Jupiter, adding a sense of optimism, even if our current situations are less than perfect. Thankfully, words come easily now because chatty Mercury forms a harmonizing trine with Jupiter.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might hit a few emotional speed bumps if you move too fast today. Even if your life is running smoothly, you would be wise to pay attention to a potential problem before it creates trouble. If you’re not careful, your enthusiasm may get the best of you and you could even go too far. Remind yourself throughout the day that your high energy can make others uncomfortable. Tempering your exuberance with a little common sense enables you to lead with your heart while still acknowledging the needs of everyone else.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Enjoying the finer things in life now without overdoing it isn’t as easy as it sounds. You may be tempted to eat or drink more than you should or to spend more money than you have. Thankfully, you don’t need to let these warnings prevent you from having a wonderful time. Go ahead and joyfully indulge in a bit of sensory pleasure, but make sure that you don’t push your limits too far.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may feel like a million bucks today; you’re at the top of your game when it comes to dishing out your clever repartee. You can easily put your best foot forward and then do your famous verbal tap dance to impress others. However, you might be too smart for your own good now. The power of positive thinking only works if you don’t push the envelope beyond what’s socially acceptable. Taking a calculated risk is a good idea as long as you’re ready to abandon your plans if they go awry.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You can communicate quite effectively today, even if you would rather withhold your emotions. You should be able to manifest your dreams if you just let your intuition take over. However, there’s a delicate balance between your ideals and what you actually achieve. Your romantic fantasies may now be realized, but you must give voice to your feelings or you won’t get what you need. Be brave and speak from your heart.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Letting your errant feelings out into the open can be stressful today, for your current needs might appear out of character for you. Nevertheless, it’s nearly impossible to adjust your desires to what others are willing to give. Meeting someone halfway begins with listening rather than just stating what you want. Finding a way to be emotionally flexible now will better your chances of having a memorable day spent with those you love.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might prosper in love today, but circumstances could stress you out, nonetheless. Normally, you are careful about what you say and what you eat, but now you are tempted to overindulge. As long as you aren’t concerned with making these pleasures last, this can be quite an amazing day. But tomorrow may not be as pleasant when you realize what you’ve done in the name of immediate gratification. Paying attention to your limits makes more sense and won’t detract from your fun.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Going out of your way to consciously perform random acts of kindness can make your day much more pleasurable. Even if you’re just chatting with your friends today, your optimism encourages those around you. Your spirit of generosity is reflected back to you in the form of greater freedom, more expansive thinking and heightened creativity. Something special will happen if you continue to express love and beauty in an altruistic way.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Say whatever’s on your mind today because the planets can maximize the positive impact of your words. Even if you have felt unforgiving in the past, it may be the right time now to reassess the situation. Relationship issues are best tackled with a loving and supportive approach, but behind the serious talk is your desire to bask in the glory of love. Be extra sweet to someone you cherish and the positive repercussions will ripple back to you quickly.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You like to dream big and your fantasies are over the top today, enticing you away from a more practical approach. Your key planet Jupiter is overstimulated by sensual Venus and mischievous Mercury, encouraging you to partake in one too many social activities. There’s nothing wrong with indulging in the fun, but don’t go overboard. Steer clear from jumping to conclusions before you logically think your vision all the way through.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your organizational skills are operating at peak efficiency, but you could become distracted today and gloss over a few important details. Although you can clearly see the whole picture, it’s difficult to stay on track as temptation tests your self-discipline. It might be too easy to let your responsibilities fall to the wayside now as you seek the pleasure in your life that may be long overdue. Balancing work and play is your best approach — as long as you lean toward having fun.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You want to be appreciated for your actions today and your current routine may send you off in an entirely different direction than you imagined. However, this isn’t a great time to trust your intuition, for you might be attracted to the easiest path instead of the smartest one; your sense of proportion is slightly bent out of shape. Remember, it’s less important to be recognized now than it is to feel good about what you’ve done. True self-esteem comes from within.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

It’s all too easy to become obsessed with the ideas, myths and religions of another culture as expansive Jupiter harmonizes with mental Mercury in your 9th House of Distant Places. Falling in love with someone or something is quite possible now. Opportunities for pleasure are knocking at your door, but they won’t wait around forever. Enjoy each experience for what it offers, but don’t ruin it by trying to make it permanent.

Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, November 19th

A growing sense of optimism continues to be the major theme today as the flighty Gemini Moon helps us sever attachments to unproductive negative emotions. We’re still dealing with intense feelings, yet the weight of our worries seems to be lighter now as active Mars forms a supportive sextile with confident Jupiter, enabling us to channel energies that were previously blocked. Changing our attitudes can transform challenges into accomplishments.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re feeling your oats today and are ready to express your newfound confidence through direct action. Your key planet Mars is supported by the larger-than-life visions of Jupiter, encouraging you to put your very best foot forward. But don’t just fall into the more-is-better trap, especially when taking on a new project. It’s easier to start off small and expand later than it is to overextend and then have to cut back when you’ve gone too far.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Normally, you can set a pace and sustain it until you reach your goal. But now you may be so caught up in the excitement of the present moment that you forget about your limits; you might even believe that you are invincible. Fortunately, your actions still could bring good fortune, even if you rush in today before considering the consequences. However, it’s tempting to be distracted by the next captivating idea or shiny object. Consciously focusing on a single destination is your best assurance that you’ll arrive on time.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You might become involved in stressful relationship dynamics at work today even if you approach the situation with a sense of detachment. Although you can’t prevent other people’s feelings from impacting your life, you can choose where to put your attention. Thankfully, you’re able to distance yourself from someone else’s drama if you establish clear boundaries and stick to them. Ironically, you may be most helpful now by retreating enough to maintain your emotional balance so you lead by example instead.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You have enough stamina today to finish whatever you start, so push yourself to accomplish as much as you can. However, your exuberance could pull you in too many directions, mostly as a result of your need for amusement. Remember, the more dedicated you are to your work, the sooner you’ll be able to freely apply your excess energy to fun activities. Seize this opportunity to strut your stuff and prove your strength.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Not everyone understands your methods today, but you still may receive the recognition you want anyhow. Meanwhile, you are content to play a role behind the scenes in support of a larger goal now, and naturally, this makes you a better team player. Whether at work or at home, be sure to include others in what you are doing to help your cause. Shining your spirit of generosity won’t lead you astray.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Approaching your career goals in a new way might make all the difference in the world. Perhaps you are growing tired of doing something with such regularity that it is beginning to get on your nerves. However, you could find the courage to try an alternate method today. Fortunately, if it doesn’t work, you can go back to the drawing board to create another plan. But if it does succeed, this little breakthrough brings you joy during the days ahead.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

An uncharacteristic longing for an exotic adventure can impact your daily routine today. Your imagination is more vivid than usual, making it necessary to keep your fantasies to yourself now. There’s nothing wrong with escaping into your dream world for a while, but sharing your inner process at work is quite challenging. Unless you want to complicate things at work, wait until you are safely at home before you let your guard down. Reveal your desires only to someone you trust.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It feels as if you know what you need but someone close to you has become a fly in your ointment today, oblivious to your desires. Nevertheless, you’re optimistic about your potential; you know that success is yours if you maintain a positive attitude and continue to do the work. If you recently suffered from low self-esteem, it’s time to reconnect with a more positive view of you. Leave your doubts behind; set new goals and move boldly toward them.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

There’s not much that can bring you down today because your key planet Jupiter is receiving an energetic blast from red-hot Mars. Someone might think that you have gone over the top, but you probably believe there is still room for more. For everyone’s sake, don’t expect anyone to match your level of enthusiasm. Although you may be soaring high above the clouds, remember that other people are still on the ground.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your behavior gives away your heart’s desires today, and there is little you can do to hide what you want. The good news is that satisfaction is within reach, but not if you just assume you should have whatever you wish because you deserve it. Feeling self-confident is a great start, but a positive attitude is not enough on its own; you must earn your rewards now through hard work. Thankfully, you’ll be smiling soon enough if you keep the distractions to a minimum.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Expressing your enthusiasm at work is normally a smart strategy, yet it might get you into major trouble now. Unfortunately, knowing you should keep your big ideas to yourself probably won’t be much of a deterrent. Luckily, you can minimize conflict if you simply stay aware of everything that’s happening around you. However, problems arise when you forget about using your common sense. Others are watching your every move; if they tell you that you’re overstepping your bounds, listen to them before it’s too late.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You have an enormous reserve of positive energy today, yet you might burn through it without even realizing what you’ve done. Thankfully, a little caution goes a long way and you can easily remember to conserve your resources now before it’s too late. Most everyone is willing to appreciate what you do, but you have such a complex agenda that you could get tripped up by your own desires. The clearer you are about your motives, the better the outcome.

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for November 10th

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

It has been written that an optimist is someone who can fall ten stories and call out to each floor in passing that everything is okay so far. It has also been said that an optimist is someone who refuses to see things as they really are.

It is far better, the pessimist believes, to look for the worst so as to be pleasantly surprised when things are better than expected. Then, if they are as bad as imagined, the disappointment won’t be quite so great.

But this is somewhat like backing into a room so to avoid seeing the beauty of it, only to find it is an elevator shaft.

There can be no advancement where we expect the worst and believe that going outside the limits of ordinary thinking is only day dreaming. Thinkers, capable of forecasting and predicting answers before the questions arise, are in great demand.

Only the optimist can fill the bill. Only the optimist can dare to believe there are things waiting for discovery and further development.

An optimist questions life the same as a pessimist – the difference is that the optimist knows there is an answer and that the answer can be found. Optimists are aware that the cherries of life have pits, but they are prepared to remove them. Their minds do not dwell on pits, but on the sweetness of the cherries.

There will be situations that will make us afraid. Fear is a common sense emotion that keeps us from walking in front of a moving car or from jumping off the deep end of anything. And there are periods of natural anxiety when we want too much to perform well, and the butterflies begin to flutter.

Then, there is another kind of fear that is unnatural. It has the ability to possess us and rule over our very lives. It is that “what if” fear that builds nests in our minds and hatches dire images that scare the daylights out of us. It can keep the lights off, the doors bolted, and the windows of our souls firmly locked against the most beautiful things in life.

It is no disgrace in this day to ask for professional help in understanding our fears. Only the very foolish would consider this help a crutch. It is a brave person who admits the need for help and has the courage to go and find it.

They are the pioneers in recognizing our existence as threefold: Spirit, mind and body.

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Daily Motivator for November 1st – Get life going your way

Get life going your way

Don’t wait for life to go your way. Get your own thoughts and actions going  your way and the other things in life will reliably follow along.

Step forward and take a positive, active role in creating your own future.  Instead of worrying about what might or might not happen, work to make what does  happen the best you can imagine.

With every moment and every choice, you have an influence on the way your  life unfolds. Instead of being a victim of circumstance, find ways to utilize  each circumstance for meaningful, positive purposes.

Though you cannot control every influence in your life, you absolutely can  control what you make of those various influences. Make the choice, again and  again, to make the best of them.

Take what comes, whatever it may be, with gratitude and positive  expectations. Do what you must to make something good out of it.

There is always a way forward, so take it. There is always something useful,  valuable and positive you can do, so do it, and get life going your way.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Today's Tarot Card for September 10th is The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Tuesday, Sep 10th, 2013

 

 

 

 

Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.

This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.

Always Remember

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Always Remember

To KNOW:  Know yourself, know your craft. Research your spells, apply all your knowledge

To WILL:  Focus your mind, your power and inner being.

To DARE:  Believe in your spells and all you do with Positive thought and intent. All this is energy you place in the universe.

To REMAIN SILENT:  Speak not of your spells….for every thought placed into your magick, your magick is affected.

Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, October 9

Our confidence prompts us to follow our dreams as the Sun in relationship-oriented Libra harmoniously trines uplifting Jupiter. But we’re not willing to blindly put a positive spin on everything now as a passionate Venus-Pluto alignment drives our emotions deeper. Although we’re eager to experience pleasure, it’s hard to trust our perceptions. Thankfully, the Moon’s shift into extroverted Leo at 7:54 am EDT empowers us to express our feelings.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your unbridled enthusiasm takes you to new heights as your optimism soars. Look carefully at whatever is going on to ascertain that you’re not just avoiding underlying tensions that you can’t shake. You won’t likely succeed if you totally ignore what’s real, but then again your positive attitude can probably overcome much of the negativity by your intentions alone.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You may be pulled in two directions today as you struggle to stay on a comfortable middle path. On one hand, you have responsibilities that must be addressed, even if you prefer to let them slide. On the other hand, you’re displaying a smile because you realize that your life is easier these days than it has been for a while. Keep your attention on the brighter side of life, without going into denial about your chores. Taking care of business is a pleasure compared to the alternatives.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Cautious optimism is your mantra today as you delve into a perplexing puzzle. You feel as if you’re making real progress on specific tasks, but you are still concerned about the whole picture. Even if you can avoid the rigors of detail now, don’t let yourself waste time in idle daydreams. Put what you’ve learned to good use since practicality will pay off quicker than you expect.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You may seem more cheerful and positive today, yet you still have a serious tone to all that you do. You understand what’s happening so well now that others might just think you are lucky. Contrary to everyone else’s perceptions, your current success is not accidental; you have earned the rewards you’re now receiving. Aim high and hold your present course no matter what you run into on your journey.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Waves of positive energy are washing into your life today, allowing you to perform at your best. However, you may appear overly dramatic now that the Moon is back in your outgoing sign. Others might not appreciate your exuberance and you could overwhelm them with your direct approach. Try to be considerate of their feelings, but don’t let that stop you from realizing your potential. Whatever you begin now can bear fruit in the weeks ahead.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Trust the validity of your thoughts now, even if self-doubt creeps into the picture. However, keep in mind that the current Jupiter transit encourages you to make sweeping generalizations that could lead to trouble unless you tone down your rhetoric. Fortunately, today’s decisions should prove to be good ones in the long run as long as you make choices that uphold your values.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have good intentions to create something today that others will appreciate, but you still might have a problem keeping yourself motivated. Your enthusiasm encourages your visions and widens your perspectives. However, too much confidence encourages you to become complacent, even lazy. You can see the larger patterns in your life now, but it’s up to you to turn this awareness into action.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You are quite comfortable with the high level of emotional intensity now, even if today’s Venus-Pluto trine traps you between a rock and a dark place. However, your current philosophical outlook on life enables you to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps into new realms of positive thinking. There’s no need to resist the changes as you are lifted out of the shadows and into the bright light of the Sun. Follow your feelings because they are leading you to a better place.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

There isn’t much you need to do today except enjoy the effects of jovial Jupiter’s wonderfully harmonious boost from the Sun. And although this is one of the most positive aspects possible, you could forget about an important obligation if you become swept up in good feelings. Nevertheless, your cheerful attitude has lasting impact on the current circumstances of your life. Initiate the changes that make the most sense since the planets indicate success through intelligent action.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s easy to find balance now between working hard and enjoying the rewards that come your way. You might not want to exert yourself too much — and you could likely get by just coasting through the day. Consider that whatever you do or don’t do will have very powerful consequences. Today is an opportune time to begin a new project or to alter your current direction. Be courageous and follow your bliss.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’re feeling magnanimous today and your open heart can teach others special lessons about life. If you remain receptive, you could gain a new perspective about relationships. A change in attitude opens your horizons, but success does not happen on its own. You need to do your part; be fearless and take bold action. Your enthusiasm assures the opposite of Murphy’s Law. If anything can go right, it will.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Be ready to welcome a supportive ally that comes into your life today. Although your relationship with this person isn’t necessarily romantic, it’s surely possible. Prepare yourself to learn and grow. Additionally, travel could be on your mind now, whether it’s in the outer world or in your own mind. Make sure your passport is current, and be open to having a companion for your upcoming adventures.