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Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Today’s Oracle takes us to the Leo weekly for Dec. 17, 2004

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There are chances you’re willing to take and there are those you’d rather avoid. And then come those times when you find yourself acting in unusual ways or reaching surprising conclusions about what you want. Clearly it’s time for an unusual adventure something that pushes your sense of what is possible and lets you test out your new ideas about who you are. You are beginning to understand that freedom is more than potential and that potential means very little if you don’t act on it. Remember what you’re now discovering is something you’ve always had in you.

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On Love and Separation

By Amanda Moreno

My dream life has been busy lately. I’ve had a hard time hanging onto them, though. The last dream I had this morning involved having a conversation with Eric about astrological Venus.

Photo by Eric Francis.

Photo by Eric Francis.

And because I asked the dreamtime for some help with what to write about before I went to sleep last night, I figure I should honor that.

I have natal Venus in Pisces in the 8th house. It might just be my favorite part of my chart. It represents the part of me that is able to see the light in the dark, especially when my own personal life goes to hell, or when I get sucked into desperation while paying attention to the collective.

I’ve called her my guardian angel, although Venus does have quite the shadow side. If I’m honest with myself, I realize that I’ve romanticized and longed to identify with more of a Persephone archetype. But as time goes on, I realize I am quite Venusian, and that the depth I crave is embodied there as well.

The experience of love and heart-opening for me is one of transcendental bliss that pulls me closer to the divine and reminds me of the inherent connection of experience, from depth to height, through exploring intensity and psychological understanding, and then letting it all go.

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The Weekend Tarot Reading — Sunday, August 31, 2014

By Sarah Taylor

True power is something we are given; it isn’t something we get, or we take. This is the message of the Four of Disks in this week’s reading — and in the reading as a whole with all three cards included.

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Death, Four of Disks, Ace of Swords from the Röhrig Tarot deck, created by Carl-W. Röhrig. Click on the image for a larger version.

True power is conferred, and it is something we can then choose to use. That choice is based on our alignment. If we relate to nothing other than the material world — the physical world that we can see, feel, hear, taste and smell — then the power is self-centred. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just that our power is then limited.

We know this kind of power is at play when it is used as a show of force, or withheld from others for fear that they will gain the upper hand. It is the power we see played out daily in political posturing on the global stage, in our wars over ideologies and resources. It is the power that we experience when we stake our own personal claims — holding to our point of view out of principle, for fear of seeming weak or inadequate. It is the power that gets us something in the short-term. But at what cost?

When power is “Self”-centred, on the other hand, we are aligned with something greater than ourselves, and the power we hold is one that we needn’t cling to, nor is it something we feel compelled to use as a show of force, or to keep something from others. It is a state of being where we are acting from a place of balanced resourcefulness.

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Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Today’s Oracle takes us to the Aquarius monthly for Aug. 1, 2005

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Your relationships may have taken a serious turn but I suggest to keep things a little lighter you just make sure you can always see yourself in others. And make sure you focus on options rather than seeing one dubious choice staring you in the face. You have at this point in your life a responsibility not only to fulfill your commitments; you have a responsibility to shed commitments that no longer work for you. This may seem contrary to what everyone is saying and what everything is pointing to but I assure you it is true.

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What’s Going to Set You Free?

Editor’s Note: Today’s piece by SeattlePolyChick originally published Aug. 5; yet somehow for me it resonates with the symbolic end of summer occurring this weekend in the U.S. Her posts appear on her own blog, plus over at lifeontheswingset.com. — Amanda

By SeattlePolyChick

I have an anniversary date coming up and I’m deciding to do things a little differently. August 10th is the day Hubby and I married, and the day my father died (not in the same year). Hubby and I used to celebrate both the day we met (July 17th) and our wedding anniversary. My dad dying that day made it a little bittersweet.

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SeattlePolyChick

Last year Hubby and I talked for a long time, crying a little, but not really getting angry, just talking. He’d asked the month before for a divorce and it was just us talking as people, which was rare those days with all the hurt and anger and such.

We got off the phone and I wrote about all the things we’d talked about. I wanted to remember.

I cried afterward for my dad and my marriage and then pulled myself together, but it was a hard day. I didn’t want to spend the whole day broken. I pulled out things that belonged to my father and looked at pictures of him, but I hadn’t been ready to do that with Hubby’s stuff. I did that later.

The weirdest part was that I kept thinking about Hubby and hoping he was okay. It hurt that he was hurting and I couldn’t make it better. After everything that was the hardest part.

I just saw on my calendar this date approaching and I’m thinking I’ll do it differently this year. I might have needed to process all that hurt and pain and anger and fear last year, and that had made my father’s death fresher too, thinking how disappointed he’d be. But I’m not there a year later, kind of biding time in a basement and having no idea what to do with myself. My life has moved on and I’m happy. Hubby is happy. I think my daughters are happy. And I just don’t feel the need to wallow or cry or rue the day. I wanna take it back.

I’m going to celebrate and remember the good stuff. I’m going to watch one of the hundreds of movies Hubby and I liked and eat a giant bowl of popcorn for him and enjoy his old drink at Starbucks, the place we met and spent so much happy time. I’m going to work “holy shnikeys” and “mother bitch” into a conversation somewhere and I’m going to smile if I see a man with knock knees. I’ll think of our words “honey bunny” and “punkin” lightly. I might play cribbage if I can find anyone who knows how.

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What’s In YOUR Wallet?

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves

It’s Labor Day weekend, the book-end to Memorial day, marking the end of summer season and routinely celebrated with the sale of hot dogs, hamburgers and dozens of flavors of potato chips, soda and beer. This should be a day when we examine, for better or worse, what has become of our national work force, but nobody wants to look too closely. If we read the web pages we might discover that a New Jersey woman, working four low-paying jobs to make ends meet, died napping in her car this week. If we open those e-mails we might learn that due to our staggering income inequality, we’re losing somewhere in the neighborhood of $18,000 a year, and who wants to be bummed out on a three-day holiday?

Political Blog, News, Information, Astrological Perspective.But that’s difficult to avoid. Now that corporations are people too, it’s evident that money has become speech, talking louder and louder these days. The high rollers aren’t necessarily the winners, though, depending on how we define “winner.” Putin rolled the dice this week, assisting with the creation of a “new Russia,” incorporating parts of Ukraine that weren’t all that anxious to rejoin the motherland. Protestations that Russia wasn’t actively involved were belied by the sight of Russian tanks and gear, as well as the capture of Russian soldiers. In response, the European Union met to decide how to beef up economic sanctions, resulting in the ruble plummeting to an all time low. The New Russia looks to be as poorly funded as the old one.

Obama has stepped up bombing in Iraq, going after the brutal Islamic State, but the Pentagon is warning that this will not be enough to stop them. These highly organized Muslim regressives are already the best funded jihadist group around, savvy about raiding banks as they go, and holding hostages for ransom. They’ve taken considerable territory, terrorizing everyone they meet along the way, killing those (men) they can’t convert and raping and enslaving those (women and children) who are left. And, although we’re no longer responding to the scare tactics that left us quivering in front of our TV screens more than a decade ago, there are enough dire pronouncements regarding these deadly zealots to give us all grave concern. Happy Days for John McCain, his wee sidekick, Lindsey Graham, and the money-hungry military industrial-complex that plays them — and us — like a fiddle.

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Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Today’s Oracle takes us to the Leo weekly for Oct. 14, 2005

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Someone is struggling to be more like you. In particular, your ability to stay centered in the present and not let the past bear down on your life is a quality they are attempting to learn. The present is an easy place to find as long as someone shows you where it is. You did not get to this space accidentally; it’s taken you years of learning and practice. But this is time that others don’t have available at this phase in history, as things are moving way too fast. Therefore, hold up the light where others can see it. Direct everyone around you toward the Here and Now.

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Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Today’s Oracle takes us to the Capricorn weekly for Feb. 28, 2003

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What you’re wanting right now, or what you’ve suddenly discovered is true, may be scaring the shorts off of you. It is indeed a strange notion to feel an impulse to run from what you truly value. But the other side of this sensation is that the experience of truly valuing something or someone is an extremely daring prospect, because, as you have discovered so many times, you cannot always keep or possess what you value the most. Yet there is a way of looking at life, and of coexisting with life, whereby our values can be directed at building that which will last. That takes two things, really: vision and cooperation. Neither are guarantees of success. But we can be assured that without both, there won’t be much that will last till the tide comes in.

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