If you think about it, everything that we do in Life, we "get to" practice. No matter what it is, we get another chance, a do-over or a repeat a performance. We get to rehearse, write a second edition, duplicate or return to where we were in order to do better. Life is a game and we "get to" practice. We don't "have to" do anything. It's all a "get to." Choice!
We even get a second time around and even a third time around until we finally check out and leave the planet. We can keep repeating ourselves until we are exhausted enough and finally 'choose change.' It is a choice folks! Life is choice. It is all about free will. If you are so miserable, tired or unhappy, then change it. I was chatting with a woman once who could not stop blaming everyone else for her 'Life repeats' long enough to see that it was she who was doing the repeating.
It is fascinating when you think about how many times you have repeated the same conversation, the same argument, the same type of relationship and the same career choice only to wind up in the same place. Hmmmm . . you must need practice. 'I think' Life goes this way . . if you are going to practice something over and over again, why not get some mileage out of it and use the information to serve your Higher Purpose?
As I always say, "Nothing happens to you for your lowest bad, that doesn't even make sense; it's all for your Highest Good."
RELATIONSHIP PRACTICE - You get to practice being an 'us' or a 'we'. As any couple gets to know each other better (no matter how long you have known each other) it takes practice to be a couple. Where you may have been use to moving about your Life as one, now you "get to" practice moving about as two. It's a big thought when you think about it. If you are clearly repeating the same relationship, then you must need the practice. OUCH! If your relationship is unlike anything you have ever known, well then Congratulations! on your graduation to the next level of spiritual duality. (winky wink)
CAREER PRACTICE - They don't call a doctor's practice, a practice, for nothing. I remember as an intern, I would load my afternoon schedule with one patient right after another. This infuriated the other interns because they thought I was hogging the treatment rooms. I did not think their organizational skills were my problem. I was called into the Chief of Staff's office over this 'practice' and my response was, "Sir, this is my clinical experience. I read the Handbook and there is nothing in the Handbook that limits me, except me. I am practicing to practice." Needless to say, I got a wink and a smile out of the Chief of Staff with only two short words, "Go practice."
FINANCIAL PRACTICE - I was talking to a woman once who wanted to know when a certain planet would move into her sign so that things would change for her financially. What I really think she was saying was, "When will things change so that I don't have to." This woman was practicing being the same. Here is the deal on planetary transits slapping you around financially. Astrology takes into account free will. Astrology gives you choice! If you need practice managing your financial situation, then more than likely you will choose the negative aspect of that planet and incorporate it in to your Life. If you are ready to increase your financial situation, then you will choose the positive aspects of a planet and become more disciplined and responsible with money. It is all choice and all practice. Practice managing your resources!
As usual, Jesus says it best in Luke 16:10-12
10 The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones.
11 If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?
12 If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another, who will give you what is yours?
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Tomorrow, Thursday, April 27th is a New Moon, which is the time to begin something new. Whatever you begin tomorrow, you will have increased success if you begin your new project, idea or attitude on a New Moon. I have been very busy preparing new things for this website to be released tomorrow, so once again, daily horoscopes have to take a backseat. There is a New Moon every single month, so please do not be discouraged if you are not prepared to start something new tomorrow. You can always begin "anew" next month.
Keep in mind that the New Moon is also a perfect time to "discontinue" something. This is the same as doing something new. So if you decide to quit smoking on a New Moon, you will have increased success by beginning to end on a New Moon date.
GENTLE REMINDER: Please keep in mind that the open phone line times are listed at the top of this website on a daily basis. The time does change daily due to my consult and personal schedule. You are more than welcome to leave a message when the line is closed and I will return your call as soon as I get a free moment. I do return calls fairly quickly.
I cannot tell you how many conversations I have with various individuals regarding their South Node who continually defend dumping energy into this area of their Life. I hear one "yeah but" after another. Folks, the South Node is a drain, just like a drain in your sink. It is a hole, just like a hole in your pocket. It is a drop off, just like walking off a cliff.
The South Node sits in a particular house in your Natal Chart. And whichever house the South Node sits, is the area of the drain in your Life. The only way, and I mean the only way, you can plug up this drain, is if you deliberately, purposefully and intentionally plug it up! The natural tendency is to try to dump more energy into the drain to make it work. The purpose of this drain is to suck you dry.
Please keep in mind that the South Node (The Bottomless Pit) is something you have already learned and accomplished in a past Life so you can let it go. The North Node (Your Cup Runneth Over) is what you need to learn, grow and develop toward. The North Node is where success waits for you. It is the area where you cannot fail. Not vice versa. Migrate to your North Node. My North Node is Virgo, so I do everything Virgo, but that's another story line for another date.
For instance, since I know me best, I will use my South Node as an example:
In my Natal Chart, the South Node is in Pisces and Pisces rules my 9th house of higher learning and education. The ninth house also rules religion, college, higher education, brothers and sisters in law, philosophy, prophecy, philanthropy, foreigners, foreign travel, foreign language, intuition, long distance journeys abroad, churches, airlines, vacations, international commerce, visions and teachers. It covers academic subjects, law, religion, publishing, foreign culture, sport and overseas travel. Other keywords include: distant travel, cultural learning, the journey along the path, the Ageless Wisdom and akashic records.
Having said all that, all you have to do is look at my bio on this website and you will see a person who has their South Node in the house of higher education. This is such a drain in my Life, it is almost as if I cannot stop. Higher education is a magnet or an addiction to me. This is no laughing matter because I have to consciously tell myself that enough is enough. There are several other educational things that I have not listed. While all of this may look really wonderful, higher education did not come easy to me. This had nothing to do with my intellect because science and math come fairly easy to me . . this had everything to do with personal blocks and detours that made my Life a living hell while pursuing higher education. It was just like hitting one brick wall after another.
Your North and South Node will always be opposite each other.
The flip side of this is my North Node in my 3rd house of lower education. Therefore, high school was a breeze for me. I never took a book home, never studied and maybe I would look over my notes about 10 minutes before a test. I made straight A's and always earned my Straight A Student tickets to the baseball Cardinals every single year. I excelled at everything in high school that I was involved in and I really didn't work for a thing . . it was all just handed to me. Higher education on the other hand beat me up left and right under the most bizarre conditions. There were multiple things that kept coming at me trying to throw me off course so that I would not sign up for another semester. Each semester it became progressively worse and each day I was one inch closer to giving up.
This ninth house also rules philanthropy. Many of you know from joining me on this website over the past several years that August is my biggest month of volunteering and fund-raising. I am involved in many different fund raising efforts and the volunteerism seems to be a never-ending drain. IT'S MY SOUTH NODE! Those of us with a South Node in philanthropy could easily become financially poor at the mercy of others. We just do not know when or where to stop giving. Even ordering Girl Scout cookies could turn into a financial disaster. For this reason I consciously choose to give of my "time," instead. Even giving my "time" tends to be a drain on my Life and I do it anyway.
Being that the ninth house also rules spirituality and religion; I have to be extra conscious on my Bible thumping. Again I could easily go overboard and become a religious drain to others. So, I put on this website prayers, affirmations, novenas and the spiritual progression path on the home page to satisfy my insatiable appetite for spirituality and religion, which to me are two different things.
Pisces rules the feet . . . so guess what? Yep, I have had six operations on my feet. Count them! Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch!!! AND, I even have one very large scar on my right ankle from a bicycling accident. Oh, that's the 7th ouch. Not to mention, my feet are sore on a continual hourly basis. I also have a severe shoe addiction. (That should make my feet feel better.) Since I just Love shoes, then I tame this by no longer spending stupid amounts of money on shoes because my feet are going to hurt regardless of how much money I spend on a pair of shoes. Well there ya' go . . . SOUTH NODE PISCES! Or should I say, SOUTH NODE FEET! I would be one of those people who would pay for a pedicure rather than buy groceries.
And then there is everything Pisces: Pisces rules the Ocean and this is the main reason why I cannot swim. Many people will tell me to just take swimming lessons and then I say, "Why don't you just become a doctor?" Some things will come to you and some things will just come to me. Swimming is not one of them for me. Since I do Love the Ocean and everything about it, then I make certain that when I am around water, that I have a Pisces or someone with a strong Pisces chart with me. I take this very seriously since I have had numerous drowning experiences. I am one of those people who will wear a Life vest on a pontoon boat. Interestingly enough, I absolutely Love to fish. I can fish all day and catch nothing . . Why? . . . Because I'm a South Node Pisces! Do you really think a fish will come near my hook?!?! But there I am, continually pursuing 'the drain.'
Now for those of you who are saying, "My best friend is my South Node!" "I have a parent who is my South Node." "My boyfriend is my South Node!" I will repeat. It is a drain! Please, know when to walk away from the conversation and know when to keep your mouth shut. It is what it is. The conversation about relationships and the South Node are best left for a personal reading because it will literally take more than a 2 x 4 for you to accept what is because more than likely you will "yeah but" me from one end of the conversation to the other. It is what it is.
I see individuals do this all the time who have a relationship with someone who is their South Node. Meaning, if you have a South Node in Pisces and you hook up with someone who is Pisces, the relationship will be a drain. And you will stay in this draining relationship until you have had enough. Go ahead, test it. Ten or twenty years later you may be asking yourself, "What was I thinking?" "Why didn't anyone stop me?" This drain is so powerful that it is just like a magnet and it takes a very conscious mind to get control of the South Node.
A lot of people ask me if I "believe in" Feng Shui and if I use the principals of Feng Shui in my daily life. All you have to do is look at this website to see if I utilize the principals of Feng Shui. This website is designed a puzzle so keep in mind that the website is not about me, it is about you!
Actually, I think Feng Shui is fascinating and enlightens me as to what is going on in my Life. Remember, "When it is the Truth, it shows up everywhere." And yes, I do use the principals of Feng Shui as a guide to help me get to the place that I desire to be.
Feng Shui is not a religion, it is the art of placement in the home and office, and has nothing to do with religion. I use it as a gentle reminder to jar my mind into thinking about the things that I would like to call forth in my Life. Feng Shui does tend to use the word "luck" a lot and personally, I do not believe in luck. To me, luck is superstitious and superstition involves having to be fearful. Therefore, I voluntarily choose to move away from fearful tones and innuendos. This does not mean that I cannot be fearful at times because God knows I can. I just choose to be conscious of it. If I believe in luck, then where does God, Jesus and Angels fit in? This does not mean that Feng Shui consultants do not have their own story line about luck. That's wonderful, but I will continue to stand in my own belief system.
I had several meetings with various Feng Shui consultants and I learned the most from Linda Binns. Instead of being sold little "happy Buddha's" and knick-knacks that had no personal meaning for me, Linda encouraged me to place things in certain areas that had some personal meaning for me. Instead of a "happy Buddha" I placed a picture of Jesus. Instead of hanging a brass Chinese symbol on the wall, I hung various Native American Art that represented my own culture instead of a language or culture that I simply did not identify with or understand.
In the wealth corner of my home, is where I keep my treasure. This would be the thing that I cherish the most, which is my relationship with God. This is the area of my prayer room and where I go to pray, meditate, read or sit in gratitude. I had been told that maybe I should put this prayer room in my relationship area, but it felt more comfortable for me to put my most valued treasure in the area where it fit best for me - in the wealth area. After all, I do believe God is THE Source and Supply for all material, emotional and spiritual Substance. That's wealth to me! YEAH! In my world, God is Source, is Supply and is Substance.
Using the Bagua:
Click on the "Metaphysical" button to learn more about Feng Shui and scroll down to see a picture of the "Bagua," which is in the shape of a stop sign. Visually lay this "Bagua," over a diagram of your home.
To make it easier for you to understand. Lay the "Bagua," over your desk. The area where you are sitting in the middle of your desk is the Career area. To your left is Knowledge and Spirituality and to your right is Helpful People area. The far left-hand corner of your desk is Wealth and the far right-hand corner is Relationships. Straight ahead of you is Fame and Reputation (which is typically where a name plaque would be or a rack that holds business cards.)
Using Feng Shui as gentle reminders can be fun and will bring awareness to areas of your life that were clogged with debris and can assist you in getting more creative with your decorating. If the relationship area of your home is cluttered, more than likely you may have some relationship issues arising in your personal Life. If you have having financial difficulties, the wealth area may have papers, unfiled taxes or clutter representing block financial success.
Feng Shui helps to bring increased awareness. Hey! It works for me.
I apologize for the late start on the daily horoscopes today. I have had my Butterfly wings strapped on once again and I'm flying around the country being ME!
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Before you call me about your Natal Chart, read it in its entirety: Many times I will receive a call from someone who wants their North or South Node explained when I have written it all into the chart. It's there. When I say the South Node is a hole in your chart like a hole in your pocket, then it is what it is. A hole! So stop dumping energy into it and stop studying it. Study that North Node so you will know what real success feels like.
When I ask the person if they read the entire chart, the answer is usually, "Not yet." There is that typical human knee-jerk reaction to skip through the pages in search of that one piece of information on relationships, Love, money or career thereby missing the entire point and mission of your Life. Please do us both a favor and read the entire Natal Chart first before making that call.
The Natal Charts that I write are huge. I personally write each Natal Chart and you will probably not find a larger personally written chart for you anywhere else. If you do, let me know because I simply will not believe it. Since you took the time to order the Natal Chart and I take the time to write it, then please take the time to read it and study it.
If you are one of those people who purchase Natal Charts from several different sources on the web, this can create a lot of confusion trying to mesh all of the charts together. Further, I do not interpret other people's work. Many times I will have a new client who says they were told they had a Grand Trine or a Yod where it simply does not exist. Or they have a certain configuration like a Grand Trine or Yod and were never told. Again, Natal Charts never leave my computer without my eyes all over it and my fingers typing it.
Those of you who are TYS e-Course participants, you should be calling me before you begin page 5 of the first session "Spiritual Involvement" for personal direction and guidance. And please remember, all TYS e-Course participants may call me anytime, even when the phone line message at the top of this website says that it is closed. Call me anyway. If I answer, you have not interrupted me. If I do not answer, leave your name and phone number with a few choice times to return your call. Also, I like to know how you are doing. Please keep me updated so I can challenge you on your spiritual progression path. I just Love a Good mind wrestle.
Many times during Love and relationship readings, I will ask the person what the man or woman of their dreams looks like. "Who is Mr. Wonderful or Miss Wonderful? Describe him or her to me."
I was talking with a woman one day about her relationships and what she was looking for in Mr. Wonderful. She started naming all of the wonderful things this man needed to be and what he needed to have. Physical possessions were obviously important to her. In order for Mr. Wonderful to win her over, he needed to drive an expensive car and own his own home. And not just any home, it had to be a "big" home. Mr. Wonderful needed to have a successful career, job perks and a salary that paid him at least six figures.
She went on to tell me about Mr. Wonderful's physical attributes. She insisted that he had to have a great body, white teeth and be physically active. He also needed to be impeccably dressed and clean shaven at all times. Never mentioning his spirit, personality or character, she asked what I thought about her Mr. Wonderful.
I smiled and said, "Wow, he sounds like a great guy, and a hard worker too! And who are you?"
In a snap she said defensively, "What!?! Don't you think I can get a man like that? Don't you think a guy like that would be attracted to me!?!"
Gently, yet firmly I replied, "That is not what I said. That is what you heard. I merely asked the question, 'And who are you?' and notice how you reacted. Your reaction is not about what I think of you; your reaction is what do you think of you. I think you know exactly what I am asking. You want Mr. Wonderful to have and be all of these wonderful things and I am just asking the question, what do you have to offer him? Is there a problem answering the question, "And who are you?"
One day a friend and I decided to go see a movie in the middle of the day. Being that we both have a pet peeve regarding 'late anything,' we arrived early enough to sit in the theater and talk.
The entire theater was empty except for the two of us so it surprised me when only two other people arrived (a couple) and sat one row behind us. Having all of this seating availability and they chose to sit in a row directly behind us about five seats down. I found this very odd. Why choose to be near or in someone else's space? Needless to say, in a few minutes I would be replacing the word 'space' with the word 'face.'
It took only seconds to 'size up' this couple. The man was easily a 3X large, filled with intimidation and could have easily walked off the set of The Soprano's. He must have been at least 6'4" give or take an inch and the woman was extremely petite and could not have been over 5'2". Giving her another two inches would have been a stretch. The difference in size between these two human beings was astounding.
Just as the movie previews began, my friend's cell phone rang. Quickly she shut off the phone just after the second ring, but not long enough before Mr. Man chimed in from behind. He leaned forward and forcefully slapped the seat in front of him, which was our row. Five seats away and I could feel the vibration of the seat slap.
As we turned toward the vibration he said, "HEY! Turn off that damn cell phone!!!
Oh . . Whoa! . . I could feel my nostrils starting to flare. It is the rarest of occasion that this Mars in Leo Gemini would walk away from confrontation or intimidation. Under any other condition, I would have said something to Mr. Man.
Instantly my intuition said, "Loretta if you say anything to this man, that tiny woman will pay for it when they get home. Just turn around."
My girlfriend whispered, "Gees Louise!"
I said, "Yeah, now imagine what he's like at home."
When something happens around me, or to me in 3's, then that is when it is time for this Gemini Butterfly to straighten up and fly right. But why do I wait until it happens a third time?
Last fall, while making a cup of hot tea, I burned myself on the arm with the tea kettle. I thought nothing of it. A few days later I burned myself on the neck with the curling iron while flipping the ends of my hair. Still, I thought nothing of it. A few days later while making dinner, I badly burned my thumb steaming asparagus. Again, I thought nothing of it. When I saw my daughter Karmen, she said to me, "Mom, what are you doing? You sure have been burning yourself a lot lately. What's up?"
Well son-of-a-gun! It works that way every time. When you are unconscious of your actions and reactions, then someone around you will be conscious for you. Sometimes it feels Good, sometimes it doesn't. And if you are really open to receiving an insight, they will quite candidly point out your stuff so you can see it.
After Karmen pointed out 'my stuff', it hit me. The Five Element Theory! Not only was this fire energy showing me fired-up burning emotion, it was showing me the exact area of my body that was affected. The Fire Element represents the small intestine, heart and pericardium of the body. Having practiced the The Five Element Theory and Traditional Chinese Medicine in a clinical setting, I looked at myself as if I was looking at a patient.
I asked myself the same questions I would have asked a patient. I didn't feel angry. I didn't feel as if I had been burned. But something was burning inside of me. Was it my heart or small intestine? Something was definitely on my mind and it was showing up on my skin. The first burn I could have paid attention to but chose not to be conscious of it. The second burn tried to make itself more visible by showing up on my neck for me and "everyone" else to see and it still didn't register. The third burn was so bad that I ended up sleeping with my thumb wrapped in ice. This burn kept me AWAKE! [In other words, I was conscious.]
The fire element is actually about 'over-emotion' and not necessarily just about anger or blood boiling. I went to bed asking God to tell me what was coming up for me to see. I threw question after question at myself. What is burning in my heart? What is my heart's desire? The pericardium is the membrane that surrounds the heart. What is surrounding my heart? What is it!!! Many of my DLGs (Downloads from God) come through music that I hear as I am waking up. The next morning I woke up hearing the funniest DLG. I heard Elvis Presley singing, "Burnin' Love." Now if you know this song, it is all heart and pericardium. That is all I needed to know now. I had a heart's desire, I admitted it and set off to chase it down fast and furious. The very next day I was on a plane flying to where the heat was . . . the desert! (winky wink)
Watch for those 3's in your Life. When it happens a third time, it will usually come like a 2 by 4 right across the head. And a lot of times those 2 by 4's can feel really Good.
Being a Gemini and the 'great communicator' of the zodiac, I am continually tuned in to what people say and how they choose to say it. It is just my nature to be attracted to all forms of communication, whether that is radio, writing, publishing, website, e-mail, Blackberry™, cell phone, simple verbal or listening cues and even astrology, which is just another form of language. At one time, I even worked as a stenographer (writing shorthand 8 hours a day) and I have also worked as a court reporter. It is all communication to me.
As I always say, "When it's the Truth, it shows up everywhere!"
In Applied Kinesiology we say, "The body never lies, only the mouth." It does not matter if you are engaged in a conversation or tangled between the sheets with your Loved one, the body never lies.
I have studied hand-writing analysis, body language, gait, voice change and recognition, subtle eye movements, facial expression and (TCM) Traditional Chinese Medicine, which involves a deep study of body appearance coupled with the Five-Element Theory. For me, it is simply communication and what that particular 'body' is trying to tell me from doctor to patient, friend to friend, Lover to Lover, or stranger to stranger.
Yesterday, Mercury, the planet of communication in your monthly horoscope made his move and this creates communication changes and awarenesses within all of us. I am a big believer in, "Physician know thyself," which is why the tagline to this website under my name above says, "Become your own best healthcare provider." I may have my intuitive skills sharpened, but since you are the only one who lives in your skin, no one on the planet knows you better than you do. I merely tap into what needs to be said and then say it outloud for your developmental benefit. When doing readings I say, "If you do not want to know, then do not ask me."
Mercury is a HUGE part of your intuition that I take into account on each and every Natal Chart that I write. In your Natal Chart I write where your intuition comes from and how to tap into it. After that, it is up to you. I strongly encourage you to use your intuition without another day of hesitation. Please, read these Natal Charts over and over again that I write for you. Mercury naturally rules Gemini (me) and Virgo, (my North Node) so you know I use Mercury to the fullest extent of the Astrological Law. And as a Gemini, I can tell you that I mean what I say and say what I mean.
Many of my e-mails and Natal Chart readings come from people who are concerned about their relationships. Since it would be completely unfair, sneaky and just downright bad karma to 'read' another person for another person, I stick to pointing out the energy of the person I am 'reading'. [The exception is reading a married person of a married person since they are technically one or reading a child for a parent.] I talk about the attractions, Love, and desires of the individual receiving the reading so that the individual is clear. And I mean very clear! I also point out why an individual would be attracted to someone who is not Good for them before they are willing to handle who is Good for them. How else would you know?
Just as human beings do, we are attracted to someone who will help heal us. Unless there is really great communication in a relationship, then a couple could easily wind up bonding over woundology rather than working through their stuff together. In other words, you show me your old scars, hurts and wounds and I will show you mine that are bigger and deeper. Then we can form a relationship around THAT and play our violins as a duet! I wouldn't call that making beautiful music together.
If you are in a bad relationship or have been in a bad relationship, please understand that the relationship was necessary in order for you to get to the place that you desire to be. How else are you going to learn except through experience? Now depending on how long you 'choose' to stand in that experience is completely up to you. That's free will for ya'.
How clear are you with Love and attraction?
For instance: Several years ago I was having lunch with a man in my neighborhood who some friends thought I should meet.
After 45 minutes he said to me, "This is fun isn't it?"
I gently laid down my fork, looked at him and said, "No!"
A bit shaken he said, "What? You aren't having a Good time?"
Flatly I responded, "No. Now why would I?"
He said, "What's wrong?"
As I purposefully looked at the clock on my cell phone I said, "I just sat here for 45 minutes listening to you and I feel like I need to clean myself off because you just threw up all over me. I can tell you your former wife's middle name, how much money she makes, where she gets her hair done, how much alimony and child support you pay, where she goes on vacation, where she buys her shoes, where she works, what kind of car she drives and I can even tell you her sister's name. Now here is what you don't know about me. I do not bond over woundology!"
Surprised he said, "Was it that bad?"
I responded, "Yes it was." Adding . . . "Now what you need to do is go back and sleep with your former wife or remarry her because you are not complete with her. And believe me, you are not ready for a gal like me."
He apologized, changed the subject and we continued with lunch. Afterward, outside the restaurant he said, "Now that was fun wasn't it?"
I said, "Yes it was. Thank you! That was very nice."
He said, "Do you think you would like to try this again."
I said, "No thank you. Like I said before, you need to go back and sleep with your former wife or remarry her because you are not complete with her. You are not ready for a gal like me."
Believe me, when you are clear about Love and who you are attracted to, he or she will show up for you in DPT (Divine Perfect Timing). If you are not clear, that person will show up too so that you can learn through experience, even if that relationship has to look ugly. However you 'choose' to get there is exactly how you will get there.
As I walked home that day, I thought about why this man had to show up in my Life. I wondered, was I not clear or was I just meant to show up in his Life to help him get clear? Were we both unclear yet on different levels of fogginess? Was I suppose to go through this experience so that I would finally admit who I really Loved? (winky wink) Or was I suppose to go through this experience in order to help you get clear?
Remember the 70/30 astrological law I have been teaching you? If you are in a relationship that is 70 percent Good and 30 percent challenging, then cool. Because nothing is 100 percent except God. The 30 percent will help you develop your relationship further and meet other challenges together. Challenges will help build the character of the relationship. If you are in a relationship that is 30/70 then you certainly don't need me to tell you that something has to give.
I have a few massively big projects that are coming soon to this website which have pulled me away from updating the daily horoscopes this week. The weekly horoscopes are updated and the daily horoscopes will be updated some time today. Please remember when I am away from the Daily Horoscopes, there must be a GOOD reason for it. Always see the reason as being Good! All Natal Chart orders continue to leave my computer to yours within 24 hours and typically within a few short hours.
There are some people out there in cyberland who watch my writing very closely and have asked why do I always capitalize the words - Love, Good, Life and Homework. I see these words as being God-centered words. First, God IS Love. The word Good just looks like more God, as if that could even be possible. It's all Gooooood! All Life comes from God. And as I say in the Treat Yourself Special e-Course, since we will ultimately return to God, then every single thing that we do on earth should be meant to get you "Home," (and delivered with a capital "H.") Therefore, every day of your Life, everything that you say, every thing that you think and every thing that you do really is, "Homework." Living your Life is doing your "Homework!" I am a very deliberate and purposeful person. I choose to live my Life on purpose, even before there was a book written on the subject.
I have also been asked how do I reconcile being a Christian and practicing astrology? There is a page on this website where I do address this question. CLICK HERE! for that page.
And why is the question line closed to everyone, even the TYS e-Course participants until Monday? As a practicing Christian, more specifically a Catholic, tonight is the night of our Lord's Last Supper, which we will celebrate at my church at 7:30 p.m. This is why today it is called Holy Thursday. It gives me chills just to think about it. Tonight is the night we Catholics cover all crucifixes in the churches and remove the Eucharist (Bread, Host) out of the tabernacle. It is actually a very hurtful and sorrowful time of mourning because we know that tomorrow He will be scourged and then crucified. We take ourselves through the motions as if we do not know that He has Risen from the dead, even though He told us He would Rise again on the third day. [By the way, the Bible says on the "third" day He rose from the dead; it doesn't say 72 hours later, it says the third day.] It gives us a sense of what Life would be like had He never Risen. Can you even imagine what this world would be like if He did not Rise? If you have ever waited for the hour of death of a Loved one, then you know that it is a painful time.
On Good Friday, at exactly 3:00 p.m., is the hour of Jesus' death. Scripture says that Jesus breathed His last breath on the ninth Jewish hour. Being that the Jewish hour began at 6:00 a.m., this puts the hour of His death at 3:00 p.m. For this reason, I stop whatever I am doing, wherever I am at, and with whoever I am with on a daily basis at 3:00 p.m. in acknowledgment, reverance and silent reflection. On Good Friday, is the only day of the year that we Catholics do not have a Mass. We have a service at 3:00 p.m., but no Mass. It is as if we are all standing there watching Him breathe His last breath. If you have ever experienced this with a friend or family member, then you know how utterly painful it can be. We feel the same way at this 3:00 p.m. hour.
Holy Saturday is also known as The Great Vigil or even Black Saturday. This day commemorates the time Christ spent in the tomb and the sorrowful time that we feel during this time. Naturally we know how the story ends because on Easter Sunday, He is Risen. He is Risen indeed.
Easter is not about us, what we wear to church, or candy - it is about Him.
Wow, what a week! Sorry the daily horoscopes never were posted this week. I wanted to get them complete before Holy Thursday (April 13th). I still do not know how much I can get caught up before Holy Thursday but will do my best.
I will not be taking "any" phone calls during the Easter break. If you leave a message I will not return the phone call until Monday. Please leave the best time to return your call or just call me back on Monday (April 17th). This includes any TYS e-Course participants because of the seriousness of this time of year and my personal Christian beliefs. I will explain this in detail on tomorrow's daily message.
I have so many new surprises that I am preparing for this website. You will see on the New Moon (April 27th) that I have been busy preparing new items for you on this website. Please be patient a while longer while I make these changes and updates just for you. I think you will be very happy!
Today's Spiritual Progression Path instantly reminded me of the day when I was challenged and called on what motivated my words. I will never forget it because from that day forward, I decided to go ahead and say what was on my mind instead of dancing around the topic or sugar-coating my words. I was going to start trusting my DLGs (Downloads from God) for everything.
I was in a past relationship and my gut instinct was telling me that something was not quite right. The timing, words and actions over a period of a few hours was not adding up, not to mention I had witnessed the same scenario many times before.
I consciously and voluntarily decided to downplay my intuition as usual and said, "Where have you been? I was worried about you."
He replied, "No you weren't."
I answered, "Well, yes, I was."
Again he said, "No you weren't. You want to know where I was and who I was with."
I stood there for a moment thinking about the challenge to my thoughts and words, then decided to take the opportunity to get real.
I said, "You're right! That is exactly what I want to know."
We were two people using our own intuition on each other and finally choosing to stand it. It was the beginning of the change necessary for our spirits to cease operating together. We even agreed, it was a great day for both us. It was all Good.
Honestly, we all have intuition and/or gut instinct (whatever you want to call it) and the more you practice being you, the easier and quicker it will be to download your intuition, which is why I call intuition, DLGs (Downloads from God).
The scripture today under the Spiritual Progression Path may remind you of all those times when your thoughts, words and actions actually meant something else. Whew! What a lesson! Being you takes practice and everything always gets better with practice.
One day I was talking with a woman who was having some remodeling done on her house. One thing after an another kept going wrong with the project; the floor, the plumbing, the painting, the ordering of appliances, the installation of cabinets and just general instructions she had for the contractors kept getting miscommunicated and mishandled. She did not say anything and settled for less than what she paid for and less than what she deserved.
A year earlier I had a previous conversation with this same woman over her inability to say, "No!" I had never seen anyone settle so quickly and for so little in my entire Life. This can certainly make for a miserable existance. She did not want confrontation, nor did she want to hurt anyone's feelings. She was also the one who continually picked up the lunch check because she said 'yes' when she really meant 'no'. I learned very quickly that in her communication, no meant 'yes' and yes meant 'no'. Either way you look at it, she could not give an honest "No!" [But she sure did not mind blaming, shaming and complaining about others when she committed to her 'yes' or 'no'.]
I asked her if she really thought God put her on the planet to have a miserable existance. And if this really does not feel Good, then why continue to stand in it. Further, I told her if this is what Life has to look like in order for her to stand up for herself and give an honest, "No!" then that is exactly what her spirit needs and it is exactly what her spirit will get. Life tends to deal our spirit challenges until we get it. Honestly, how bad does it have to get for you to change?
As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "No one walks on you without your permission." Regardless of how bad or miserable Life feels for you at any give time under various scenarios and conditions, you have the God-given "free will" to choose how your Life will feel and what it will look like. Life has a way of building on misery until we decide to change it. I can point out several reasons why a person does this in their Natal Chart, but unless that person uses their free will and changes their circumstances, then everything stays the same. Not to mention pointing out the basic medical psychology behind this type of behavior.
If you are a parent, imagine your child deliberately and continually agreeing to be unhappy and miserable. How would that make you feel? Now, as a child of God, Who is your Ultimate Parent and Father, imagine Him watching you consciously or unconsciously choosing to be unhappy and miserable. It breaks my heart to think of Him watching us do this to ourselves when we can choose otherwise.
Before my daughter Karmen was married, she was leaving for work one day and her car would not start. She called me and said, "Mom my car won't start." She was a bit frustrated to say the least. Karmen is a very conscientious and tireless worker so she always arrives at work a half hour early. A minute later and she will consider herself "late." That's my precious Leo cubbie!
Since I was raised around transmissions, car parts, grease, and Goop - I understand the sounds and functions of working and non-working car engines. I asked her to check a few things but the car did not respond. So I told her to go back inside and see if she forgot something. Wait a few moments to see if the telephone would ring. Walk through the rooms to see if it jars her memory about something.
In weary frustration she said, "Mom, can't it just be about the car."
Being her first teacher in Life I said, "Karmen, it is never just about the car. You are a spiritual being in a physical body and you have to animate yourself about the planet as "being both" at all times. You have to do this."
I heard the typical daughter to mother sigh and off she went back inside. She called a few minutes later, happy as a lark, on her way to work. The car started without another problem and there was nothing inside she had forgotten or remembered. Further, the telephone did not ring.
I reminded her that at times like this, it would be easy to contemplate the avoidance of an accident or some other negativity or catastrophe. I shared with her how baffling it is that many people will choose the route of fear and negativity in these simplistic Life scenarios. I asked her to assume it is all Good. That God has it all under His Divine Control and Plan. And that "Father Time" is merely adjusting Himself to be impeccable for her. If this meant to delay the car starting. Then okay. If it delays her in traffic. Then okay. If it delays her arrival at work. Okay, Okay, Okay. It is what it is.
She laughed that sweet Leo purr and said, "Okay mom."
I am all about every person realizing and identifying their Life Dream. No matter how whacked out the Life Dream sounds, the dream does play a significant role in your Life. As I always say . . .
"Whatever you should be doing with your Life, you've been doing it your whole Life." -- (Dr. Loretta Standley)
I have had the same Life Dream since I was five-years old dancing in the basement in my cool go-go boots to my Nancy Sinatra record of "These Boots Are Made For Walkin". I played that record over and over again workin' those boots and dreaming that I was "The Mystery Dancer" on stage in front of millions. I also dreamed of being a Solid Gold Dancer on the hit 80's TV show and dreamed of landing the lead role in the 1983 movie Flashdance. I never took a single dance lesson but taught myself every jazz and modern dance step I saw on TV or in the movies. In my mid-20's, I even flashed my dance moves in competition sweeping away my competitors to Elton John's fast paced Grey Seal, while taking home 1st place, Best Choreography and the highly coveted Rhythm Maker Award, which goes to the dancer who gets the crowd on their feet!
The Actual Mystery Dancer Dream
My Life Dream is this . . . "The Mystery Dancer" is painfully shy and never really needs to be 'looked at'. She just wants to dance and at the same time she wants to share her energy and enthusiasm for Life. "The Mystery Dancer" ends up becoming quite popular, although when she dances, she always dances behind rice paper so no one really knows who she is. Remember, she is painfully shy. One day she decides that she is going to let everyone know who she is, so she books Busch Stadium here in St. Louis, Missouri and decides not to use the rice paper.
I tell my friends and family that I have tickets to this huge dance concert and everyone is invited. Sure, I'm questioned on where I got the tickets and I respond with, "I have connections." This is the highly anticipated event of the year and the excitement is global. The day of the performance news crews come from all over the world for the appearance and the rumors of the true identity of "The Mystery Dancer" will finally be put to rest. No one has a clue with the exception of my loyal and trusted crew.
As excitement builds and the stadium is full to capacity, the music starts building and gets louder. I'm seated in the front row with my friends and family. As the lights begin to swirl and criss-cross along the sky, I stand up and say I have to use the restroom. My friends and family say, "You can't go now, The Mystery Dancer is getting ready to come out." I leave anyway and dart behind the stage. I pull a quick change artist routine and run up the stairs to the stage just as the lights hit the rice paper and I strike my pose. The crowd goes crazy! I begin dancing and at the most crucial moment in the song, I dive through the rice paper, flip and the crowd is absolutely out of their mind.
Everyone starts yelling, it's Loretta! It's Loretta! She's the Mystery Dancer! And my mom sits with her jawed dropped in disbelief and says, "I didn't know she knew how to do that."
Back to my real Life . . . The day I released this website nearly 5 years ago, I was driving down the highway with my mom. I asked her if she went to the website that morning. She said, "Yeah I did. I just sat there, staring at it and said, 'I didn't know she knew all of that.'" Keep in mind, I never told my mom about The Mystery Dancer before she said this to me.
I see how my dream has manifested into the Life that I have now. I always knew that I was going to be on stage. I always knew that I would put myself 'out there.' I always knew that I never really needed to be physically seen or looked at in order to be "recognized" for my work.
As I have told you before, my Sun shines in the 12th house of the hidden realm in my Natal Chart. Those of you who have your Sun in the 12th house operate from the hidden realm just like me. And Sagittarius which is global energy sits on my 6th house cusp of work, health and hygiene. For example, I work behind this website, I work behind my book, I work behind the TYS e-Course, I work behind the e-mails, I work behind the Natal Charts, I work behind the readings and consults, I work behind the phone lines, I work behind the scenes. When I was on the radio, I was never seen either. I'm out there, only not. I work behind the rice paper. The Sun in the 12th house is also someone who is painfully shy. I rarely venture out unless it is with my close friends or make eye contact unless I know the person.
Your Life is a reflection of your Natal Chart. Where your Sun shines in your Natal Chart is where you shine in real Life. Oh I dance . . it just looks different than I thought it would. And my name is essentially in lights right at the top of this website. Do I still dance? You betcha! Every single day inside my home or on the road, I drop what I'm doing, turn up the volume and still dance my heart out to Elton John's Grey Seal! Yeah!
Please note that all Daily Messages from this day forward will now be archived in the left green column under the "NEW" Daily Messages button. Only the current Daily Message will be on this particular page. The original link to the Daily Messages is the same since many of my visitors use this as their favorite places link page.
There are several projects that I have been working on over the past several months to add to this website. I will be adding more goodies over the next month under the following topics;
Dog and Cat Sun Signs
Soul Mates, Love and Relationships
Cleansing, Detox and Fasting Programs
This is a very interesting time for me because the Sun is moving through the sign of Aries, which rules my 11th house of masses and groups of people. Since Aries is THE MOST creative sign of the zodiac, this is a time when I become more creative and pioneering. I also have Venus (the planet of Love and beauty) in the sign of Aries in my 10th house of career, which brings out those Aries qualities that I am naturally attracted to because my Venus is in Aries. Since this is ME . . then being ME should work for ME, especially in my career.
Since I know where Aries is naturally shining in my Natal Chart, then I couple this Natal information with the information on where Aries is shining on a Gemini (my Sun sign), which is the 11th house for Gemini's. This information can be found under Monthly horoscopes. Interestingly enough, both the general monthly horoscopes and my personal Natal Chart reflect the same area for me . . the 11th house of 'lots of people.' How cool is that?
In other words, if I try to be someone else or who someone else would like me to be, then it will not work for me. It never did and never will. The bottom line as usual is, get to know yourself through your Natal Chart and enjoy being you.
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