October 29 – Daily Feast
Something new is always an exciting prospect. It can be anything that changes the face of daily life and brings it into a new pattern that makes us feel better. Drudgery can take over our thinking and then our actions. Sticking too close to one routine and never having a change is an obvious sign we are heading for drudgery. If renewal is to come there must be change – even if it is to walk a short distance, talk to someone out of the ordinary, and do something for someone. These things sound simplistic but if they turn our thinking to more creativity or more relaxation, it is worth doing.
~ I felt that I was leaving all that I had but I did not cry. ~
OLLOKOT – NEZ PERCE
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
Good afternoon, dear friends! How is your Tuesday going so far? I have a sinus infection and my head is fuzzy, fuzzy, fuzzy! Then I take a sinus pill and I get down right sleepy. So I am trying to figure out which one is worse, fuzzy or so sleepy I fall asleep on the keyboard, lol! The weather around here is to blame. We have been having 60 and 70 degree days around here. The weather hasn’t been cold enough, long enough to kill out all those nasty bugs. I have to admit this has been on strange weather. I know you didn’t stop by to discuss the weather. So let’s get on with what’s important!
Have a good day and most of all stay healthy!
Frustrations abound when assertive Mars runs into a dynamic square with restrictive Saturn. Although we are excited about pushing ahead, reaching our goals may be a lot tougher than we expect as we run into one obstacle after another. Thankfully, persistence pays off when a powerful Venus-Pluto trine facilitates deeper emotional connections. No longer are we confined by someone else’s judgments; we are emotionally engaged and playing for keeps.
You intuitively believe that it’s a good idea to follow your feelings today, even if you don’t know where they are taking you. You may be uncomfortable with the idea of giving up some of your freedom, yet this seems to be a small price to pay for establishing a magical connection with a powerful person. Remember that narrowing your options to get something in return can actually feel good in the long run.
Being emotionally fulfilled isn’t only about feeling good today; it’s also about being aligned with a higher purpose. Luckily, it’s easier to accomplish your goals now that your head and your heart are in tune with each other. You know what to do to attract wealth and to express love, so don’t let self-doubt limit your options. Dream as big as you can and be ready to grab the brass ring when you get the chance.
It’s difficult for you to slow down enough to sink into your emotions, especially if you’re afraid of what you might discover. Once you let the distractions fade away, you could be pulled into the dark recesses of your imagination where a clever turn of phrase isn’t sufficient to bring you back into the light. If, however, you have the courage to be patient, negativity will dissipate and you will return with treasures from your journey within.
You are relieved that you get to handle the intensity of someone else’s fears today because you have already wrestled with your own inner demons. It’s not that you have all the answers; it’s just that you are now willing to witness the process for others without feeling threatened yourself. Don’t underestimate the commitment that is required; this is intense emotional work and your compassion will be greatly appreciated.
It’s not easy to find an uplifting story in the midst of the gloom today, but your persistent search can uncover important realizations that change your day for the better. You are learning about maintaining your own emotional health now, yet your lesson may be an unexpected one. You haven’t chosen an easy journey, but investigating beneath the surface can change your perspective and give you a whole new point of view.
Your emotions are a source of power now and even the most challenging obstacle in your path won’t slow you down very much today. Of course, you want to concentrate your efforts on whatever issues arise, but at least you’ll do so with a positive and practical attitude. Luckily, this isn’t about being in denial; in fact, it’s your critical thinking that enables you to see through the camouflage and effectively cut to the chase.
As hard as you try to avoid it, you are still pulled into a complex emotional drama today that raises an old familiar issue. Fortunately, there’s nothing threatening in the present circumstances, yet they still remind you of a previous power struggle when you weren’t as much in control of your feelings. Don’t look back, or your fears can prompt you to limit your current options. Instead, consider the possibilities; anything you put your mind to now has the potential of becoming real.
Your power comes from your magical ability to undergo a surprising metamorphosis today. You are like the legendary phoenix that arises from the ashes as Pluto harmonizes with magnetic Venus. Others might be afraid of such dynamic change, but you instinctively know that it’s futile to resist these evolutionary waves. Being flexible enough to go with the emotional flow now is a sign of strength, not weakness.
Although you can disagree about the truth of a story, it’s pointless today to do battle over a simple difference of opinion. However, explaining your beliefs enables you to separate them from the hard facts. Making this distinction is quite helpful now, and lessens your chance of getting into an argument over a topic where there can never be a clear winner.
You won’t likely be sweet-talked into capitulation today, yet you could perform some gentle persuasion yourself. You might try sheer stubbornness as a strategy now, but it’s only because you feel like you have too much to lose. Don’t waste energy trying to protect yourself; instead go out and do something creative in order to mix up the energy. Others will appreciate you making the first move.
Anything you choose to keep to yourself now will carry even more weight than what you reveal. But this is not a permission slip to tell everything to everybody; there are many things that are best left unsaid. Just think through your motives for sharing and then select the best time to talk. If you have a purpose for expressing what’s in your heart, then your current communication will ideally bring an important feeling out into the open.
The sharpness of your practical analysis prompts you to make an important decision about your feelings today. But ironically, you might feel like you’re temporarily lost in the desert in search of an oasis. Although you exhibit strength of purpose in your current choices, a lack of commitment could be problematic. Deciding with your head is not as long-lasting as following your heart.
The Moon is in transformational Scorpio most of the day, reflecting our need to change even as we attempt to delve deeper into our current feelings. We’re reminded of old emotional wounds as loving Venus dynamically squares healing Chiron. Although we understand the importance of forgiveness, it’s not easy to let go of the past. However, the Moon moves into uplifting Sagittarius at 10:38 pm EDT, encouraging us to dream of the possibilities ahead.
It may be difficult to make your point today because you might be so serious that you scare someone away before you explain what’s on your mind. Once you realize what’s happening, you’re tempted to overcompensate and become so accommodating that you back away from even broaching the topic. Although you could feel pushed and pulled by the changing tides, it’s still possible to be effective. Take your time and think about what you’re going to say before you open your mouth.
It has become more complicated to say something that may have been easier to share last week. Somehow, the current situation has changed so much that you could be feeling insecure about expressing your feelings. Although you might muster up the courage to finish a recent conversation, you’re quickly tempted to abandon your plans. There’s no need to overreact; take the additional time required to resolve a delicate relationship issue.
You might be looking forward to enjoying the company of a friend, but first there is that annoying problem of your job. You’re ready for a good time, yet it would be wise to treat your obligations seriously first. Once your work is done, you can create a bit of adventure in your personal life. Naturally, you could go off and do something by yourself, but the Moon’s shift into your 7th House of Companions indicates that you’d have much more fun being with others.
A lazy morning sounds ideal to you today even if your job or school is beckoning. Unfortunately, circumstances probably won’t let you have the downtime you seek until late this evening or tomorrow. There are too many tasks on your agenda, preventing you from settling in at home. Thankfully, if you psych yourself up to meet your deadlines, you are able to have fun, even while doing your work.
You may have family responsibilities that you cannot avoid today, but you could get a second wind later in the day and end up doing something special that you enjoy. If it’s been a struggle lately to express your feelings about a complicated domestic matter, you might finally find a way that works now. Your new positive attitude can lighten and brighten your evening. Don’t waste energy worrying about your upcoming deadlines; instead, use your optimism to motivate you to do your best.
Although you may try to focus on the tasks you must finish today, you’ll probably grow more distracted as the day unfolds. However, your ability to cleverly hide your scattered energy behind a smokescreen of productivity prevents others from seeing that you’ve temporarily lost your way. You know how much more you could accomplish if you concentrate now, so avoid disappointment by restating your intent and pulling yourself back onto the path.
Everything seems to take longer today because it’s difficult for you to shift into high gear. Even if you believe that many exciting experiences are waiting around the corner, you aren’t ready for them just yet. Fortunately, the energy picks up later in the day when the possibility of fun becomes a motivational factor. But don’t hesitate until it’s too late; plan for pleasure while there’s still enough time to make it happen.
You like the idea of slowing down the pace of your life, but turning your intentions into reality may require at least one more day. Still, it’s healthy to realize that whatever you are doing today may not be as urgent as it seems. Even if there’s a lot to accomplish, don’t wear yourself out. Schedule time to rest and relax over the next couple of days because you will need your energy later in the week.
You’re eager for tomorrow to arrive because the Moon’s current visit to your 12th House of Secrets makes it difficult for you to feel comfortable sharing your ideas. It may seem as if someone in particular is thwarting your progress, but the outer resistance is more likely a projection of your own uncertainty. Thankfully, your instincts are correct; this temporary condition will pass after your emotions play through their natural process.
You have enough common sense to recognize that one of your pet ideas may have finally run its course. One phase is coming to an end, yet it isn’t time to move on. Nevertheless, it can be helpful to visualize what your world might be like once your old assumptions fade. Remember, the power of your imagination is growing stronger now and could enable you to turn your dreams into something really special.
A recent failure may still be preventing you from seeing the positive potential of unstable dynamics now at play in your life. Being afraid of what’s around the next corner could have a negative impact. Fortunately, you are at a turning point and can gain a lot by facing your insecurities. Overcoming anxiety based on your past enables you to create your future. Transforming fear into hope is a sensible strategy whenever possible.
You may need to handle more responsibility this week than you want. You would prefer to wander aimlessly and explore which dreams to follow now. Nevertheless, others are looking to you for inspiration and you don’t want to let them down. Instead of worrying about what could possibly go wrong, concentrate on doing the greatest good. Don’t be overly concerned with the details; just keep your mind set on your destination.