This Week in Astrology — New Moon in Pisces (2018)

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

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On March 17th, 2018 there will be a New Moon in the constellation of Pisces at 26°.  The 26-degree mark of Pisces represents recovering after a calamity, twists of fate, and having courage in tough situations.  This is a time where self-confidence is brought to the test. As this being the last days before spring when everything becomes new again, we must be ready to work a proper intention, based on intuition and creativity.  There is anticipation here as well as impatience because you have been in a cocoon for so long.  This New Moon is ushering in something new, do not be afraid of change, and recognize the unstableness in your life.  Do not be afraid, be encouraged.  Make sure that you keep all options open, and really trust your intuition(gut) as to where or what your next move should be.  Do not be provoked by glamour, be provoked by your living soul.  The third Decan of Pisces represents the beginnings of mood changes, so you will no doubt be on your toes in one way or another.  Learning how to deal with fluctuating emotions are important, based on the fact that you do not know what others are going through internally.  You will barely be able to understand yourself.  This New Moon will ask you to rely on your psychic proclivities above all things, so by being out of tune with yourself, you can see how that may create problems.  This will be a time of psychic vampires that are looking to create drama and negative situations in order to feed, make sure you are a great distance away from it, grab some popcorn and enjoy it.  (If you’re into that kind of thing)

 

There will be a major Square to Mars in Sagittarius during this New Moon cycle, bringing those intense dramatic feelings to the surface for purging, certain things cannot be repressed during this time so watch out.  Learn how to find healthy alternatives for venting and clearing yourself of frustration so you can be clear on your inner guidance system, to bring about proper intentions.  You want to avoid placing an intention to cover up past mistakes, its time to blow it all up and start fresh.  Set completely new intentions from the soul.  Tap into your instincts rather than what you think you know, by doing this you will tap into energies and manifest situations you couldn’t even dream about.  The New Moon in Pisces is telling you to trust yourself, follow your soul, and be clear on what the soul is saying.  The limits that we place on ourselves are the limits we will have during this transit.  Do not look to make rash decisions even in adversity, as the seasons’ change and the Sun transitions into Aries, there will be a great revelation.  All mistakes will be rectified.  With a Square to Mars, there may be a tendency to do things in a thoughtless fashion. It is very possible to do things during this cycle that we will greatly regret.  Learning how to adjust on the fly and being in the moment, is key.  For some of us, this is a test of self-confidence and consistency.  Do not give up on projects you started based on they are not going the way you think, if you truly want it, you may have to ride out the self-doubt until a breakthrough occurs.

 

The New Moon will be trine Jupiter in Scorpio inspiring a generosity towards yourself.  As you expand towards a deeper understanding of transformation and what it means for you, this is a time to really feed yourself the information you truly need.  Hang out with people that you truly want to be with, read books that truly resonate with you, and don’t be afraid to try new things.  This is a relaxing New Moon if we are able to let go and let the new flowers grow.  Share your real emotions with others, socialize, and do things that increase your mood.  This will be a time of increased popularity and notoriety as long as you stay in your truth.  Bonds can grow from this transit based on honesty and truth.  You can expect an increase in material wealth as well as influential friends who share the same mind as you.  Jupiter will be in Retrograde for next 4 months.  Jupiter will be looking for poison or any blockages to happiness and success.  The things that come up during the next 4 months will be things we need to correct, not continue to ignore.  

 

During this New Moon cycle, there are some transits affecting the North Node that are of note as well.  There will be an inconjunction to Neptune in Pisces, wanting you to highlight the motivations behind your behaviors, and get those in check.  You may be doing things that others simply want you to do whether it is at work, in relationships, or with family.  When the goal is to listen to the soul and do the things you truly want.  There is also a Square to Jupiter that makes it hard to just go along with the status quo, you have to follow your own personal prompts.

 

What Chiron/Moon eventually comes to understand is that the physical world is not the opposite of the divine world, the two are one.

 

This New Moon represents a deep need to succeed and be successful, and what you need and don’t need for that process to manifest correctly.  Strive to live with purpose and determination over passiveness.  It is a time to solve the mystery of you and why you were put on this earth.  Pay attention to your studies and personal interactions as they represent a psychological mirror.  The things you see in them that you like or dislike are indications of things you need to work on.  Exercise, Pet projects, and hobbies are what may be needed to remove those energies that disturb you, in order for you to be free to listen to your living soul.    

 

Orisha of the Week

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Pisces is ruled by the Orisha Olokun.  Olokun represents the deep subconscious mind, soul, inner God, and key to abundance and wealth.  Based on the abstract nature of our subconscious mind, getting into contact with Olokun is often seem to be impossible.  You need to go through the proper channels.  Olokun has a sister/wife known by the name of Olosȧ to which he/she issues his/her messages to.  Olosa is the Orisha of Lagoons she represents the lagoons that precede the ocean.  She is one of the survivors of Ancient Egypt, as the deity Sobek.  Sobek was the deity of power, fertility, and magic.  He also was a protective deity.  Sobek was a crocodile God, like Olosa.  The crocodile represents your reptilian brain, tapping into this aspect is where the magic happens.  Olosa is known as the deepest Oshun, the Oshun that makes music, she is one of the hardest most strict of the paths of Oshun.  Her color is Pearl.  She transmits messages to Olokun. (Pisces New Moon) She will help in the realms of beauty, love, hatred, severity, inflexibility, tolerance, and sensuality.  

This Week in Astrology — Solar Eclipse in Aquarius (2018)

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

On February 15th, 2018 a partial solar eclipse will take place on the planet.  A solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the sun for a viewer on Earth.  A Solar Eclipse is a New Moon and with any New Moon, this is a time for setting intentions and new beginnings. The Solar Eclipse is a New Moon with additional power.  So in this article, we will discuss the transits that will be happening during this Solar Eclipse cycle and some things we can do to prepare for it.  

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A New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct, this New Moon is in the Constellation of Aquarius.  To fully understand this transit we have to fully examine the sign of Aquarius and what it means.  Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, it is an Air sign, it promotes originality unpredictability.  Themes during an Aquarius transit will be around surrendering, liberation, and freedom.  The Sun and the Moon represent who you are personally and how you are feeling.  A New Moon is a perfect time to calibrate how you feel with who you are so you can live a more authentic life.  We have an inner and outer life, this New Moon cycle is a perfect time to align those lives so that we can express ourselves in truth.  Like any New Moon, the Solar Eclipse is a time for setting intentions and using the energy available to bring about a personal transformation. With any Solar Eclipse New Moon, this is the ending and beginning of a new and old cycle.

A deeper understanding of this time we are living in will give you the peace of mind needed to move forward.  We are living in a time called the Aquarian Age, our central sun is approaching this constellation, so with each passing year, we get closer to the full realization of the age.  The Aquarian Age represents humanity’s realization of their essential unity, how to be apart of the collective, as well as being an original person.  Freedom is a theme of the Aquarian Age, so to fully get free you will have to see where you are imprisoned and free yourself.

Aquarius is ruled by Uranus and this New Moon is additionally aided by a sextile to Uranus in Aries, adding more energy around the possibility for change and unexpected circumstances.  If you use this energy to reflect a changed person and are focused on your goals, you will be propelled to heights once thought unimaginable.  On the contrary, if one is struggling with change, this will be a rough transit based on missed opportunities and likely regret.  If one recognizes that change is supreme one will likely flourish through our current Eclipse Cycle.

This New Moon Solar Eclipse will square Jupiter in Scorpio, which will give us all an opportunity to overcome some major obstacles.   Jupiter in Scorpio is a light in the darkness.  Do you like what you see? Are you willing to change the things you do not like?  This is not a time for doom and gloom, this is an opportunity to make major changes.  It is a matter of perspective, yet there will be a large amount of energy available to actually overcome those obstacles.

“Where Jupiter in Libra was about working through our relationship with the outside world and balancing our inner work to find the greatest expansion of ourselves. Jupiter in Scorpio looks to bring optimism in our darker expressions to bring about expansion through transformation.”

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During this New Moon, Mars will be Aspected by Neptune in Pisces and North Node in Leo.  Mars is in the Constellation of Sagittarius energizing exploration, adventure, optimism, and faith.  Actions are focused on the future and the energy will be available to make changes for the better.  Mars trine the North Node doubles down on this optimistic view of the future, it does not matter where you are in the present.  With a square to Neptune, it is important for the individual to be focused on a real result, rather than a fantasy. 

The Shango Eclipse 

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Aquarius is associated with change, rebellion, and disruption all themes that reflect Shango, the warrior Orisha of thunder, lightning, and fire.  Shango is known for working miracles.  Shango also rules over friends and associations, how people view you and receive you.  High Shango energy means you are well received and have a high sexual energy.  Shango also has dominion in the astrology transit of Mars in Sagittarius where energy and focus come together for a beautiful dance.  Dancing is one of Shango’s main characteristics.

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Shango & Oya

This New Moon will be sextile Uranus, inviting Shango(New Moon in Aquarius) and Oya(Uranus in Aries) to once again unite to bring a major change in the individual.  “Oya is the favorite wife of Shango, the only wife who remained true to him until the end, leaving Oyo with him and becoming a deity when he did. She is Goddess of the Niger River, which is called the River Oya, but she manifests herself as the strong wind that precedes a thunderstorm. When Shango wishes to fight with lightning, he sends his wife ahead of him to fight with the wind.”   Shango once had 2 wives.  Oshun who was sexually attractive.  Oba who was the perfect doting wife.  He banished both of them because he realized that is not what he wanted.  He wanted something much more, he wanted a partner, and that is what he found in Oya.  Oya gave Shango his space, she complimented him and was there for him when he needed her the same as he was for her.  Oya recognized she needed space too.  They formed a balanced and supportive relationship.

What we can take from this story, is how to find our perfect balance.  Are we living in the ideal we had as children? Have we matured to enough to create a new ideal, that fits our new viewpoint of ourselves?  We have to be honest about our needs and what we truly want in order to get it.  Peace in our lives comes from honesty.  We can be honest with others and still not be honest with ourselves, creating the illusion of wellness, Shango is trying to present you with the reality of wellness.  To get there, you must be honest with yourself.  It is imperative.   We may have reached where we have become too arrogant and settled in our ignorance to make a change with our free will, that is when Shango and Oya come through with the energy of change, whether you like it or not.

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This Week in Astrology — Super Blood Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

On January 31st, 2018 there will be a Lunar Eclipse at 11 degrees Leo.  The Moon in Leo will be opposite the Sun conjunct Venus in the constellation of Aquarius.  It will be a Super Moon because it is closest to earth, meaning the energy will be strong.  It will be a Blood Moon because of the reddish glow that occurs when the Earth is blocking the path of the Sun to the Moon.  A Blue Moon because it is the second Full Moon of the Month, this is rare as well which makes this astrological event even the more significant.  This will be the ending cycle to Eclipse cycle that started in February of 2017 and continued later that year in August.

Basically, this Solar Eclipse is a fresh slate in the realms of opportunities, plans, and manifestations.  All possibilities are on the table so write it down, and create a course of action.

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Eclipses represent turning points in our lives, these are the times of real change and true mastery of ourselves.  A Full  Moon fully illuminates the shadow aspects of our personality that need attention.  This Full Moon, in particular, is about controlling your circle and picking your team.  (No different from the NBA “ALL STAR” teams where there will no longer be assigned rosters, there will be captains on each side that will pick their own squads.)  Really finding like-minded and goal oriented people headed in the same direction as you.

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This Lunar Eclipse is here to bring focus, in order to bring focus there must be some ending of distractions, a removing of you being in places where you don’t have a future.  

The Moon will be opposite Venus in Aquarius which will bring a sense of clarity to what you truly want, even if what you want is very messy.  This is a time of understanding who you are as a giver and who you are as a taker.  We have two feminine archetypes opposing each other.  Mom wants to have fun and mom also wants to be the nurturer and protector.  It will sort of feel like the movie Don’t be a Menace in South Central while Drinking your Juice in the Hood.  The Part when ICE Tray was with a young lady and her mother came home from church and instead of disciplining ICE Tray and the daughter, she said: ” Hold em Down Baby Let Mama Have Him!”  Funny because you didn’t expect it but also you could relate to her obviously suppressed shadow side that she no longer could repress.  Now it doesn’t have to be that extreme in your life but just an example of the energy.

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The Moon also has an inconjunction to Neptune in Pisces during this Lunar Eclipse.  This brings about the subtle nature of our intuition silently guiding us on our path.  Inconjunctions have to do with reconciling or understanding.  So fully understanding our motivations and impulses will be key at this time.  If we are doing something for the wrong reasons it is up to us to correct it.  It is up to us to align with our pure motivations and not our contrived and egoic motivations.

If you are resistant to growth than this Full Moon will be very disruptive.  On the contrary, if you are remembering the seeds you planted during the Solar Eclipse, then you will be experiencing the blossoming of those seeds during this time.  Ignoring it is not the same as avoiding it, the period of ignorance and avoidance is temporary.  There will come a time when the negative energy must be purged from your life.  If you find yourself in a relationship that is not really for you, during this Lunar Eclipse phase you will be shown this.

The Moon will be conjunct the North Node.  Conjunctions focus and intensify the energy.  The Moon rules our Emotions, feelings, and sensitivities, The North Node rules the future and where one needs to be.   The North Node represents the Lesson in our lives, it represents our aims.  To have all of this energy conjunct the North Node represents a surge of energy towards the future.  Are you aligned with your future or are you emotionally connected to your past?  We must come to terms with the emotional aspects of our lives.  What are we striving for?

The Lunar Eclipse is like a Full Moon, but just stronger, it focuses you on your emotions whether repressed or surfaced.  You are forced to come to terms with points in your life where you turned that where not aligned with your emotions.  You can be objective to this new information or reject it causing a deeper wound that you will someday have to face.  Being in touch with your personal needs will help you sort out any imbalance you may have caused in yourself or in others.  This is a time to rid yourself of emotional baggage that you may or may not even know is there.  So be observant and vigilant instead of reactive and impulsive.

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Orula and Oshun

 

Orisha story of the Week is of Orula and Oshun.  Orula rules the constellation of Leo and Oshun is the planet, Venus.  

After Oshun got her heartbroken by Shango she was devastated.  She wandered the woods and heard the voice of Orula.  Orula realized that he could not give Oshun the life she truly desired but he could give her pure love and a home.  Oshun agreed to be his wife.  Oshun could not love Orula like she loved Shango.  She realized the benefits of living with Orula outside of her personal desires, she found peace, and this peace is what she needed to get over the pain of her heartbreak with Shango.  Orula was very kind to her, treated her like a queen, and taught her things.  Peace and harmony went throughout the land during the time these two were together.

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This Week in Astrology — New Moon in Capricorn (2018)

On January 16th, 2018 we will be experiencing a New Moon in Capricorn.  The New Moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon come into conjunction.  The New Moon represents the ending of one cycle and the beginning of another.  The New Moon phase represents the beginning of the moon cycle, a time to set intentions.

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The Learning Triangle

Be careful what you wish for.  This  New Moon squares Uranus in Aries and sextiles Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio, forming a Learning Triangle.  A learning triangle is an event or a change that aligns with your deeper desires thus teaching you something deeper about yourself.  The question that comes up in this new moon when setting our intentions is where can we make our lives simpler.  Where are we making our lives complicated?  We have gotten used to certain deficiencies whether it be money or lack of love, we have incorporated these deficiencies into our personality and surroundings.  The deficiency is causing a conflict, so with this new moon how can we avoid some of this conflict that comes about due to lack of love or finances.

Capricorn represents a point where we can evaluate our growth and also a point where we can set new goals.   Capricorn is an earth sign, the earth represents your physical body, so one must physically align with his mental, emotional, and vital bodies.  Having some sort of direction or purpose is paramount.  There are countless individuals that can learn from your story, find your voice so they can hear you.  Don’t be afraid to set goals and reevaluate how far you have come spiritually in 2017.  Create new goals for 2018.

Capricorn during this New Moon has six planets within its constellation.  This means that a lot of Capricornian energy will be highlighted during this transit.  Qualities like effort, energy, goal setting, accomplishment, and endurance.  The Sun will be conjunct Venus and the Moon, highlighting your emotional connection to love and money.   Pluto, Mercury, and Saturn are bringing messages on what areas do you want to focus and concentrate on during this time.  This focus and concentration are ushering in wealth and success.

This New Moon Squares Uranus, bringing with it changes and adjustments we must cope with.  When you do not prepare for or initiate change then one must struggle with change.  When we learn to accept change as a part of life, we begin to understand our transformation and the transformation of others.  The other reality of this change is that your goals and intentions are not aligned with your present situation.  Uranus is going to make that change.

This New Moon is also supported by a Sextile to Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio.  The Mutual interest is between your self and your unconscious natures.  The inner saboteur must be addressed when discussing intentions.  When we don’t address it and try to suppress it there is no way we can properly manifest.  The inner saboteur will always be there ready to cause disruption of our goals.  This sextile we can find out how to be satisfied in areas we rarely find satisfaction due to the inner saboteur.

Whether it is money, love, or a combination of both, it is not wise to imagine your disparity is a fact of life and everyone likes you suffers the same way.  That is not true, one must learn how to overcome the disparities in his life to have a full and healthy life.  There are plenty of people just like you abundant and prosperous.  The question is now, what changes are you ready to make or accept.  Allow the routine to be broken up and allow your desires to move closer to you.  That is why it is called a Learning Triangle.

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Orisha of the Week: Yemu (Yemowo, Yembo)

The New Moon ushers in the Energy of Yemu, the mother of all the Orishas. Yemu is a composite deity, combining the energy of Yemoja and Obatala.  The powers will be awakening and eliminating the victim consciousness within yourself.  Tapping into your immortal soul energy that is likened to you being the victor.  Yemu is not some passive feminine mother figure.  The woman has been reduced to that of just a passive nurturing figure.  In African thought, the woman is equal to the man in all things as far as warfare, aggression, and protection.  Your spiritual mother is the holder of your spiritual gifts but she will not simply give them to you because you ask or your rent is late.  There are things you must do.  Yemu is Yemoja’s primal aspect.  Just like Olukun is Yemoja’s deeper aspect, Yemu is her base.  A level of purity and clarity can be accessed now in regards to your purpose and true self.

 It was at this time Obatala renamed his Obini from Yembo to Yemaya ( furious mother), Yemaya’s fury became too great no one in the kingdom could calm her and it is only Obatala himself that keeps her in control.

This Week in Astrology — Saturn in Capricorn /Full Moon in Cancer (2017)

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

On December 20th, 2017 Saturn enters into its ruling sign Capricorn.  Saturn is well structured, hardworking, persistent, and focused on becoming the best it can be.  Capricorn is the place where you can best express the true you.  Through the qualities of Saturn and Capricorn, one can really achieve its highest heights, like the Mountain Goat (Capricorn).

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Capricorn, is derived from the Latin word Capra which means goat.(God of all Things)  If you observe the mountain goat you will see his stability through rocky terrain and high altitudes.  What we can take from that is that, by being grounded one can steadily rise like the Goat.  The goat was worshiped, in ancient Egypt (The goat of Mendes, later the Baphomet), in ancient Greece (Pan later Dionysus).

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Where Saturn in Sagittarius for the past 3 years felt like your eccentric self and the things you truly loved were put on hold, Saturn in Capricorn is like taking the mask off and allowing you to be your true self.  Saturn represents rules, diligence, boundaries, observation, and structure.  The reasons are not to punish you or discipline you, it is to bring the things you truly are on the manifest.  So by the end of 2020, the new and better you should emerge but it requires effort on your behalf.

Saturn is the preparer for your our destiny, making sure we are on our path and completing our path.  As we can see in society, old ways of life are collapsing and new ways of living are emerging.  Saturn will end the old way of life and bring about a new way of life.  On one side of Saturn, there is wealth, abundance and resources.  On the other side, there is destruction, dissolution, and loosening of ego.

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This Christmas, Venus goes into Capricorn, conjunct the Sun and Saturn.  The Orishas I want to focus on with this transit is  Babalú-Ayé and Oshun.   Babalú-Ayé is the  “Father of the World,”  Oshun is the Goddess of the rivers.   Babalú-Ayé enjoys this world because of Oshun, and Oshun enjoys the feeling of  Babalú-Ayé.   Babalú-Ayé imposes a limitation, but not for punishment, for definition.  Do not sell your soul for pleasure (Oshun), for pleasure wants you as well.  Living simply for pleasure is destructive.  By forming a canal( Babalú-Ayé), one is able to create the modality for abundant water (Oshun) to flow throw.

Where Venus is Love, beauty, and finances coming into a sign of focus, accountability, and maturity.  A key during this time would be to observe and manage your behaviors.  Focus your attention on the things that will better yourself and your environment.  Make sure other people or ideas aren’t blocking you from the things you truly desire and want.  You should be running your perception not other people.  Follow what you know or at least begin to take the steps to do so.  During this time individuals will be able to manifest themselves into the place where you begin to access your goals.

The Full Moon in Cancer at 11 degrees, on January 1, 2018.  The moon is in its rulership as well in Cancer.  This is where it can express itself to the best and fullest.  This Moon is powerful and comfortable, this is also the largest Full Moon of the Year.  This is a time of psychic abilities and you will be able to read others very easily.  Just because you can feel things does not mean you will follow your intuition, this is a good time to do so.  During New Years, parties are in abundance, you will be around a variety of unknown energy, use your sensitivities to navigate the unknown energy during the festivities.

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The Full Moon in Cancer will be opposed the Black Moon Lillith in Capricorn.  We talked about the Dark Moon Goddesses before and what the energy means.  The Moon and the Black Moon are polar opposites.  The Moon represents the overt feelings, the Black Moon Lillith represent the unconscious liminal feeling.  They may just cancel each other out and accentuate each other.  The domesticity of the Full Moon in Cancer will be able to hold back the wild reigns of the Black Moon Lillith.  On the contrary, the wildness of the Black Moon Lillith will be able to bring out that wild side and kill some stagnation of the domestic Moon in Cancer.  This energy allows us to tap into some deep information within us and bring it forward.  The deeper you go the more rewarding the energy will feel.

“As we can see, sometimes Lilith plays the role of devil’s advocate and spices things up so that we don’t become stagnant and complacent in our closest relationships. Single people may grow tired of decadent parties and yearn for a safe and solid union, maybe even fall for a dependable someone whom they thought quite dull in the past. Sometimes it takes an interfering bitch to show us just how much we really love the comfy old slipper we call our wife, husband, best friend or business partner.”

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The theme for this week is hard work.  Not hard work for the sake of hard work.  The hard work necessary for transformation.  This requires trust and strength.  Trust to know that your best days are in front of you.   Strength to bring it into manifest.  So with that said.  Have a productive week.

–Hood Mystic