locus_ofcontro: (Open)
January 21, 2008

Relationship Laid Bare
Virgo Daily Horoscope

You may feel insecure and worried about your relationships today, and your neediness could cloud your judgment and make you feel that others aren’t as committed to your relationships. If the people you care for and respect are as loving, affectionate, or supportive as ever, consider the possibility that you may be seeing problems that aren’t there. The solution to your worries may lie in honest and open communication. If you’ve nurtured honesty in your relationships, you can ask your loved one, coworker, or partner if there is any negativity between you. Today may be a good time to commit to building a foundation of honesty with those you care for if you haven’t already done that.

When you maintain open and honest communications, the status of your relationships are always clear. There is little need for worry or insecurity when you and the people in your life are truthful with one another at all times. If your relationship is in jeopardy, you will also know this. You can move forward in your partnerships without hesitation because you know when you stand on solid ground together. As difficulties arise, your mutual openness will allow you and your partner to hash them out and look for effective solutions together. When truth is the standard communication, it will be unimpeded by secrecy. By maintaining or creating honest bonds with the important people in your life today, you’ll know where you stand.
locus_ofcontro: (Boring Update)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Writing in the L.A. Times, Rosa Brooks bemoaned the budgetary cuts that have caused the mass firings of reporters at many major newspapers. This sad development means there are "fewer persistent, nosy people with a mandate to wander around the world asking questions." Whatever you do in the coming weeks cannot single-handedly fix this problem, of course. But it will be your astrological mandate to be a persistent, nosy person wandering around asking questions. Halloween costume suggestions: journalist, spy, muckraker, whistleblower.

NOTE:  I'm in full investigation mode on a couple of my files...this is timely!!
locus_ofcontro: (PENISES)
Virgo Daily Horoscope

You may feel impatient with yourself today. It’s possible that you are placing unrealistic expectations on yourself, which could cause you to appear irritable to others. Making time to calm your emotions and organize your thoughts will allow you to feel balanced and composed. You might consider engaging in activities that that can help you achieve a more harmonious mind-set—such as meditation, journaling, or visual imagery—so that you can stay centered regardless of what’s going on around you. Reevaluating your goals today might also be helpful. You can see where you might be putting undue pressure on yourself and come up with more realistic expectations.

Releasing our unrealistic expectations and pursuing our goals at a reasonable pace can ease our impatience and give us a sense of peace. While our drive to succeed is an admirable motivation, we often place harsher demands upon ourselves than we would on others. Rather than trying to pressure ourselves into success, we can choose to take a more gradual, relaxed approach to our goals. Releasing our expectations allows us to more fully enjoy the journey without worrying so much about the outcome, and we begin to see that our dreams do manifest in their own time. Adopting a consciously peaceful mind-set can improve our focus and allow us to navigate challenges calmly and effectively. Ease up on any pressure you may be placing on yourself today, and you will manifest success effortlessly and with greater enjoyment.
locus_ofcontro: (Work)
October 9, 2007 Alone Time
Virgo Daily Horoscope

You may find that you want to be alone today in order to sort through your feelings. Perhaps you are feeling more emotional and would like some time away from the world to decompress and get grounded. If you find that your responsibilities and the people in your life are calling on you to be available to them, now is the perfect time to practice saying “No.” It can be easy to feel like our feelings and our personal process don’t merit our attention. The truth is that unless we are centered, it is impossible for us to be grounded as we deal with the rest of the world. Today may be the perfect opportunity to spend time at home alone and be with your thoughts. You may want to journal or meditate today.

Our alone time is time we spend with ourselves. Just as we must nurture our relationships with others and tend to our responsibilities, we must also cultivate our relationship with ourselves. The world tends to reflect the way we feel about ourselves. If we are unwilling to give ourselves our full attention, it is unlikely that we will find the attention we crave from others. When you are alone, you can hear your thoughts without distraction and take care of yourself in ways that you aren’t able to when you are with other people. Spend time with yourself today, and you’ll be able to sort through your feelings and rediscover your equilibrium.
locus_ofcontro: (Faith and Rants)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
"Water that is too pure has no fish," wrote Zen teacher Ts'ai Ken T'an. Keep that advice close to your heart in the coming days, Virgo. Your clean, clear ideas will become sterile unless you mix in some quirky, unruly emotions(you don't say???). Your spiritual intentions may become awkwardly rigid unless you loosen them up with a bit of healthy blasphemy. So please don't push for utter perfection. Be careful not to burn away every last flaw or banish every last messy doubt. In order to know the truth, you'll have to consort with BS.
locus_ofcontro: (PENISES)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
If forced to decide between being filthy rich and living with one's soulmate, 92 percent of the population would choose the big bucks. I hope that's not your position, Virgo. In fact, I hope you're not the kind of person who would even agree to entertain a question like that. The fact is, you won't have to choose between love and money in the coming weeks, even if that initially seems to be the case. I urge you to hold out for both the $10 million AND the romantic bliss. Formulate a clear intention that you won't sacrifice material security for emotional intimacy, or vice versa.
locus_ofcontro: (Faith and Rants)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
"There have never in history been so many opportunities to do so many things that aren't worth doing," wrote novelist William Gaddis. That's important for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks. You'll receive a flood of invitations, but only some of them will be intimately related to the unique work you're here on Earth to do(if anyone can tell me WHAT that is, I'll be forever grateful). Those few may be so amazingly useful, though, that they could dramatically change your life for the better. Please say no to all the others so you can attend to the good stuff with your heart on fire and your mind as fluid as a mountain stream.
locus_ofcontro: (Work)
June 27, 2007

Unsettled Moodiness
Virgo Daily Horoscope

You may be feeling unsettled today as your mood swings take you from one emotional extreme to another. You may wish you could hide from the world and its stresses by locking yourself in the safety of your home, but that may not be feasible. If it is, by all means, find ways to comfort yourself and soothe your emotions. But if it is not, then you will need to find creative ways of getting through the day until you can hide yourself away. The easiest and most readily
available tool is your breath. By breathing deeply when you begin to feel out of sorts, you can reconnect to your center. In your center you will find the peace and quiet that you seek in the outer world. You carry within you at all times, only a breath away. Today by finding ways to connect to the peace within, you can weather any emotional storm.

We may be able to bring some of the comforts of home with us as we travel through the world. Perhaps some music or a photograph could bring to mind the sanctuary that you have created for yourself. This does not even need to be a
real place, but could be a vision you hold that helps you create a feeling of calm. If you don’t already have such a place in your imagination, you can create one now. By finding ways to connect to serenity wherever you are, you free
yourself today to weather stormy moods without having to hide from the world.  

And of course I'm on emergencies today.  I'm trying to hide out in my office with the door closed and work on recordings until something comes in that I HAVE to deal with.  I have 3:30 appt that is going to SUCK because I suspect there will be conflict between my position and the families and I don't have the resources to cope today.

I'm over tired, over emotionally involved in all the wrong things...and NOT giving myself brain space... There was a NICE bit of hair pulling and moderate pain that helped...but I need more.  

Getting barely getting by.
locus_ofcontro: (Faith and Rants)
May 27, 2007

Timidly Reaching For Goals
Virgo Daily Horoscope

You may have your goals clearly in view today but are reticent about asserting your willpower to achieve them. This may be because you are using a role model that does not fit your personality. It is easier to find examples of people with large personalities using publicity to reach their goals, but imagining yourself in their place may make you feel shy and inadequate. Rather than timidly reaching for your goals, find a way that suits your personality more appropriately and reach for them with all you've got. As you notice what doesn't work with your personality, you can turn your thoughts to your talents and make them work for you today.

It is certainly not as easy to find people going quietly about the creation of their goals. But you may be able to find them as you follow your goals yourself. If you've decided you'd like to pursue a career in the medical profession, you may want to volunteer at a hospital. If you'd like to be a singer, but not perform onstage, you can look for jobs in recording studios. As we start the journey by spending time in the world where our interests lie, we may begin to identify our specific talents and meet people who can show us the way they climbed the ladder to success. Through their stories, we learn new and different ways of achieving our goals that match with our talents and strengths. Today you need not feel shy when you use your abilities and strengths to reach your goals.
locus_ofcontro: (Faith and Rants)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
I was enjoying a leisurely bike ride in a rural neighborhood where I'd never been. The houses were sparsely placed amidst overgrown meadows. The temperature was balmy. My endorphins had kicked in and the fragrance of wildflowers had rendered me giddy. Then my mood shifted suddenly. While rolling downhill on a one-lane road, I hit a speed bump--freakishly, unexpectedly, right in the middle of paradise. Why was it there? My bike stopped cold and I flew through the air, landing awkwardly. The damage was minimal, and the shock was a bit invigorating. Still, I advise you, Virgo, to watch out for and avoid a comparable speed bump out there in the frontier you're exploring. There's no inherent karmic necessity for you to experience an inconvenient interruption like mine. Add 10 percent more caution to your roving and rambling.
locus_ofcontro: (Longing & Angst)
March 28, 2007

Understanding Forgiveness
Virgo Daily Horoscope

Forgiveness may be your overriding thought today as you find yourself accepting
the misgivings of others. By being understanding and tolerant of their different
point of view, you have the ability to work through a difficult situation.

Understanding is a gift we give to others, and it is a choice to be giving. As
we make choices about the type of person we would like to be, we can choose to
be forgiving or we can take a more self-serving path. There is no right or
wrong, there is merely a choice we make
. If you have the ability to understand
others, their fears and misgivings, their point of view and philosophy, you have
a gift that can bring peace to the world, and it is yours to give today.

There are as many ways to move through this world as there are people. Each of
us has our own path. When we deal with people who have much the same background
as ourselves, there may be little difficulty understanding each other. But as
the world grows smaller and people have the ability to live in places far from
everything they know, there is a greater need for understanding and tolerance of
differences. Beyond that, it is even more of a gift to reach out to those people
and lend your assistance and understanding to help them bridge the gap they
face. If we could all begin with understanding and acceptance, there may be no
need for forgiveness. Today, by being willing to be understanding, you become a

Uh huh...

Mar. 22nd, 2007 09:51 pm
locus_ofcontro: (Longing & Angst)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
It's the perfect time to kill off old habits that drag you down and to sever bad connections that bring out the worst in you. Therefore, I suggest you make an undercover search-and-destroy visit to the murkiest parts of the underworld. When you get back, invite skeletons to come out of the closet and monsters to crawl out from beneath the bed for a nice long heart-to-heart talk full of tough love. And in general, don't you dare avert your gaze from any song and dance that might half-scare you and half-inspire you into triumphing over evil. P.S. In every decay there'll be beauty; in every loss there'll be a glimmer of future joy.

**more on which skeletons I'll be dragging out my closet later**

**being half-scared and half-inspired** that about sums up my brain space lately


Mar. 17th, 2007 05:29 am
locus_ofcontro: (Faith and Rants)
March 17, 2007

Honest Intimacy
Virgo Daily Horoscope

A desire for intimacy today may find you trusting your loved one enough to open
yourself to a deeper and more honest relationship experience. When we take the
chance to share our private selves with a special someone and are met with
acceptance, it can intensify our romantic feelings and create a stronger bond.
Though society often talks of intimacy as purely physical, true intimacy
involves revealing our hearts and souls as well. To know each other intimately
means to have profound understanding of the most personal and private aspects of
one another’s being. It means to know not just the personality that the world
sees but the innermost thoughts, fears, and dreams that motivate the choices
your partner makes. By following your desire for intimacy today, you are
connecting with a loved one on a soul-to-soul basis.

The unfolding of intimacy in the early stages of a relationship can be deeply
moving. But levels of intimacy grow over time, throughout the lifetime of a
partnership. We can only express so much of ourselves in words, and it can be
difficult to be completely honest with ourselves, so the information we give our
partner is limited to what we ourselves understand. But over time mannerisms and
actions reveal more to our partner than perhaps we ever knew about ourselves.
This is how relationships reflect us back to ourselves and help us grow. By
opening yourself up to this experience today, you are embracing intimacy—one of
life's deepest and most profound feelings.


Mar. 7th, 2007 08:39 pm
locus_ofcontro: (Default)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
While riding my bike along a route I've often traveled, I spied an unexpected sight: Standing amidst a twist of vines was a red signpost that said "Cherry Blossom Lane." How could I not have seen that before? I pedaled over and found the beginning of a narrow road that had previously escaped me as well. I felt like I was in one of those dreams where you discover a hidden magic room in the attic of a familiar house. My heart filled with an irrational, child-like anticipation of imminent delight. I pedaled up a steep incline, disappointed to see there were no cherry trees in bloom. But as I reached the end of a cul-de-sac, I spotted a glint of gold in the mud. It was a statue of Jesus and Buddha holding hands, and there was a $20 bill taped to the bottom. Everything I just described is a metaphor for what I predict you'll soon experience.

I think I"ll have to read this again when my brain is less foggy.... Interpretations - encouraged!!
locus_ofcontro: (Work)
March 3, 2007

Effusive Expression
Virgo Daily Horoscope

You may be emotionally reactive today and feel like directing the expression of your feelings outward. Whether your feelings are positive or negative, you may want to find a safe place to allow your demonstrative urges to be expressed. Being effusive with a close friend or family member is a good way to let your emotions run free while being in a nurturing and accepting space. Otherwise, you may want to accept that these feelings, though strong, are only temporary. This may help you hold back when an emotional display might be inappropriate. In that
moment of reflection, you can go within to determine if you really want to express what you are feeling, and if doing so immediately will bring any good. When you take the opportunity to consult your inner guidance, you are choosing not to let your emotions rule but to let them guide your experiences today.

There are many cases when we let words fly that are hurtful, and we cannot take them back. Thoughts made manifest have an impact on those around us. When expressing hurt or anger, we can do ourselves and everyone else a service by taking a moment to ponder the outcome of our actions. When we make choices about our expressions, we want to bring light into the world, not obscure it. Though your feelings are valid and you have a right to them, by taking a moment to calm yourself in the midst of an emotional storm today, you rise above the clouds to a higher perspective.
locus_ofcontro: (Faith and Rants)
March 1, 2007

Contemplative Reflection
Virgo Daily Horoscope

A reflective state of mind could find you lost in your private world of thoughts
Those who know you may accept your contemplative mood, giving you the
space you desire. We experience the world through our inner thoughts and choices
of how to intepret what our senses tell our bodies. Most of our outer world was
first conceived within, and we have done our part in its creation and
manifestation. We may not even realize how much power we have to create our
lives, but if we look at our lives, we can probably trace each major thing back
to an idea we once held or a choice we made
. Today give yourself permission to
linger in the world of your thoughts because this is the birthplace of your

Contemplative moods are part of our natural energy cycle and are important to
our growth. In order to build upon what we've experienced, we need to take the
time to reflect upon what we've learned
. Only then can we choose what we'd like
to take with us into the future and what we'd rather leave behind. We also need
this state of mind to let ideas germinate. Some will take root and become
manifest in our outer lives
. And each begins with the energy dedicated to
generate the thought, nurture it with attention, and make choices that bring it
into reality. By making your world of thought a creative place, you allow the
universe to speak and be made manifest through you.
locus_ofcontro: (Poly Spice)
February 24, 2007

High Expectations
Virgo Daily Horoscope

Your high expectations of success may have you feeling apprehensive today. You
may have concerns that the goal you had aimed for is out of your reach, leaving
you feeling nervous and unsure of yourself. Our goals point the way, but when we
have done our work, we must release them like balloons to float out into the
world and do their work
. We can have hopes for our goals, but ultimately
detachment from their outcome will allow us to do what is ours to do and move
forward knowing we have done our part. Holding on to expectations and becoming
upset when they don't appear exactly as planned means we do not trust that the
universe knows better than we might.
When we trust in the wisdom of the universe
today, we can trust that our dreams and goals, released to its care, will find
their perfect places in the world.

As humans, we seek to control everything. As spiritual beings, however, we know
that we are cocreators with the universe. When we can accept that we don't have
ultimate control, we become willing to work with what life brings us with our
best intentions.
It can be difficult to release our hopes to the unknown, but
the unknown is also full of possibilities we cannot imagine. We may think of
only two possible outcomes for any scenario, but there are infinite
possibilities in every moment. When we release our expectations, we open
ourselves to the best possibility for us right now, today.

*as someone is fond of saying to me* BREATHE....IN....and OUT....BREATHE
locus_ofcontro: (Default)
Virgo Horoscope for week of February 15, 2007

Verticle Oracle card Virgo (August 23-September 22)
It's time to take down the "Under Construction" signs and clean up the messes from your works in progress. At least for now, your heart has lost its drive for further renovation and rehabilitation. Whether you think you're ready or not, then, it's time for a grand re-opening. I suggest you offer free toasters or other incentives to pull in new clients, as well as to coax disaffected old ones into returning. It may also help to put up an "Under New Management" sign.

WHEEEEE>...I'm under new management!!


Jan. 22nd, 2007 01:06 pm
locus_ofcontro: (Default)
not to act on this....

You seem to have a lot of resentment for someone who may have hurt you. Don't keep these feelings inside you, or they will eat away at you, dear Virgo. Take advantage of your day today to put all your cards on the table, and forget about revenge, because it could just turn against you. Instead, why don't you try to reach out to that person and explain your feelings to him or her? The good energy you get from this experience could be very beneficial to you tomorrow.
locus_ofcontro: (Willing)
Virgo Horoscope for week of January 18, 2007

Verticle Oracle card Virgo (August 23-September 22)

I hate greed almost as much as I hate hatred. So I was mistrustful when your inner teacher hinted that I should look in the thesaurus under "acquire" for clues to your major themes in the coming months. There I found words like "amass," "collect," "gather," "secure," "earn," and "take possession." After duly meditating on your astrological aspects, I decided that what your inner teacher was driving at is this: 2007 should be a time of building up your reserves, carving out a more substantial niche, and getting the tools and resources and training that will provide a foundation for your dreams well into the future. So here's my question to you: Can you engage in this much acquisition without becoming grasping, predatory, and manipulative? Personally, I'm sure you can.

I can jive with who wants to share their tools, resources and provide training??? *weg*


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