05/26-29/17 MEMORIAL WEEKEND: Remember and Think Twice.

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Welcome to the unofficial start of summer!

It is Memorial Day Weekend in the U.S. It is a time to remember the past deeds of our great defenders – servicemen/women and the civilians who supported them – and consider their extraordinary sacrifices as well as the debt we owe them for the world we live in today thanks to their bravery and efforts.

You may feel some discomfort as you realize how very spoiled we have become in this modern life; we don’t want to live without a Starbucks every other block – we canNOT imagine coffee rationed entirely. It may even occur to you some of the political events of our modern day ring a frighteningly  familiar tone to the rhetoric that led to the rise of fascism in Europe during the 1930s.

This weekend, while you are enjoying time with friends and family, be sure to spare some time for your own thoughts about improving the world around you. Ask yourself the important questions:

  • Am I kind?
  • Am I grateful?
  • Am I generous?
  • Am I helpful? 
  • Am I spreading light?
  • Am I sharing love?

Let the Queen of Swords be your guide; she is smart, beautiful, witty, wise, and armed with everything she needs to make the right plans to get things done. Everything you do can be made a little better with a small bit of effort (e.g. reusable coffee mugs and water bottles instead of paper cups with plastic lids and disposable plastic bottles). Your efforts may feel like a drop in a bucket but please remember, a persistent drip formed the Grand Canyon.

Be happy, safe, and well this holiday weekend. 

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05/25/17: “Oh, woe is….”

“Did I mention the melodrama?” Barbara Moore

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Third appearance in a week – drama lurking everywhere! It begins to seem unavoidable; perhaps you should just give in and get it over with? 

GET THIS, AND GET IT STRAIGHT: The choice is still yours to make!!

You are not best served by squandering resources (time, energy, etc) on drama, no matter how many times this card presents itself. There is work to be done, you need to focus, and drama is NOT romantic but rather quite tedious when you get down to it.  

Again, since the choice is your own, you can certainly indulge in a dramatic wallow but that does not make it a good idea.

I’ve got my sleeves rolled up. What about you?

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05/24/17: PICK SOMETHING ALREADY!!

“…there are times when logic doesn’t play as large a role as we like to think.” Barbara Moore

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How long are you willing to wait?

  • If you are waiting for the perfect moment, you should know there is no such thing.
  • If you are waiting for the perfect opportunity, you should know they are made not born.
  • If you are waiting for Divine Inspiration, you should know it is too rare to depend upon.
  • If you are waiting for anything other than your own personal responsibility, knock it off!

The World is your oyster but you still need to crack it open. Stop looking at the outside imagining a pearl, grab some tools and get started. It is time to move decidedly forward.

 It is time to take a leap of faith. Don’t worry – your wings are ready!

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05/23/17: Hit me with your best shot!

“Put up your dukes, let’s get down to it!” Pat Benatar

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THE HITS JUST KEEP COMING!!

Your efforts to avoid drama will continue to be tested but it makes no never-mind to you; you plan to sink or swim on your own. 

Your position is well-established, and now it is under attack as well. You know who’s who and what’s what; detractors are trying to knock you off your game, while would-be allies are losing their nerve. This current round of drama must be met with a straight spine and a cool head.

Do not engage in the amateur dramatics; support your position with the facts and figures you have been collecting. You know you’ve got this – the facts will convince the others.

And as always, best of luck!

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05/22/17: So not the drama!

“Juliet was a poser.” Barbara Moore

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WELCOME TO A NEW WEEK OF FRESH DRAMA!!!

The Page arrives on the scene, fresh and breathless with a heartfelt, emotionally charged missive; you likely need the message but not the drama. 

As we discussed last week, drama is a choice and you are more than welcome to opt out – which I highly recommend! – and allow a cooler head to prevail.

Also as discussed last week, there is still a great deal of work to do; you simply do not have the time, energy, or resources, to squander on dramatic interplay.

TAKEAWAY: If you want drama, go to the movies. Otherwise, get back to work! 

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05/18-21/17 WEEKEND: When it rains, you get wet.

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Transformation. Movement. Drama. Mastery.

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!!

I wish I could say we were headed into a lovely, relaxing weekend full of lemonade and peaceful strolls through local markets…yep, I really wish I could say that.

Alas, no.

This weekend is fully geared up for drama and heartbreak – why? Change can be terrifying; transformation feels like an act of violence – ever see the aftermath of forest fire, volcanic eruption, or tsunami? We fear our personal transformations can be just as disruptive, just as devastating. What if…? What next…? What about…? All unknown, all quite unsettling.

THE BAD NEWS: Avoiding personal development and transformation is not a long term solution – that which resists, persists.

THE GOOD NEWS: You can skip the drama, and get right down to business!

Believe it or not, drama is a choice. We have no genuine need to wring our hands, covered in sackcloth and ashes, lamenting our plight. Instead, we can roll up our sleeves, put up our hair, add extra lipstick, maybe drink an extra cup of coffee, and get to it. The upside: the energy you would have wasted on drama can be used to handle your business. The downside: well….there is no downside! Unless you are in show business, drama is completely unnecessary. 

This weekend is full of energy for getting things done, no matter how difficult the tasks may seem; avoid the drama and be amazed at how awesome you are!

Have a fabulous weekend!! 

PRACTICAL MAGIC TIP: Looking to impact your day with a little extra oomph? Take a morning shower, towel dry, use body lotion(or oil) to draw your personal power symbols (words(s), sigils, pictographs, whatever works for you!) on your damp skin. As you do so, envision the symbol glowing before it disappears into your skin, supercharging you with the power and energy it represents to you. Know that you can draw from that energy throughout your day, whenever you need it. Don’t forget please and thank you. Make your day great! 

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05/18/17: MAKE A WISH!!!

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When The Star appears, make a wish!

Not a wistful, oh-if-only-but-impossible-alas wish – NO!

A full on STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT wish, complete with the conviction your wish will be yours because you asked with sincerity. The Universe is always listening!

Don’t forget please and thank you!

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05/17/17: Marshal the forces!

“Focus on practical applications and implications.” Barbara Moore

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Welcome to Hump Day!

As we have been discussing here, there is a great deal of work to be done, and there is no substitute for getting geared up and getting to it.

GOOD NEWS: This guy gets grunt work done!

BAD NEWS: Much of the work to be done is grunt work, sad but true.

Okay, so it’s not glamorous stuff: paying bills, balancing checkbooks, doing laundry, grocery shopping, and all the other life (and business) maintenance chores that must be done regularly (and thoroughly) if we are to keep our various projects afloat. Get to them this week – stop putting them off! – as you will need them well out of the way in upcoming days.

NOTE: Do not get caught up in unnecessary tedium – rubber bands do NOT need to be sorted by size as well as color! – spend the time productively! 

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05/16/17: LET’S RAISE A TOAST!

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“Be careful what you wish for!”

No shortage of options or possibilities – the world is definitely your oyster in the moment!

BEWARE!

Monty Hall wants to play “Let’s Make A Deal!” and it probably is not in your best interests.

BE SMART! Think twice, speak once, choose wisely.

And as always, best of luck!!

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