Monday, July 31, 2006

And then it was August

Eric Francis counsels:
ARIES: Circumstances have encouraged, indeed, at times forced you to take greater risks, but you may still be waiting for the rewards. If I say, "They've already come," you may be disappointed that they're not what you think they would be. I'll put it a different way: the foundation stones have been laid, and when you look back from the viewpoint of two or three years on, you'll see that all the basic components of your new life were in place now. What you have not quite succeeded in doing is envisioning a place in the world for yourself, as you've redesigned that self -- and that is the theme of an extended phase of your life that begins this month. The clay of creation is soft and pliable at the moment. People's beliefs are more flexible than you imagine, as are yours. You have the tremendous advantage of having nothing to live up to, or to live down: only to live.

The moment bears nothing less than a miracle, if you wish to release lifetimes of psychological baggage. Therapy, spirituality and education may have played a role in you improving your state of health, but what will help you cross the line is letting go of certain violent psychological tendencies you've had toward yourself. It may not be easy to admit the situation, but enduring it any further will be far less pleasant. You may feel like you're being pushed out of an airplane unwillingly, but you're wearing a parachute that will open, slow your fall, and give you a magnificent view of the whole landscape of your life. You get to choose where you land; you get to choose what is true for you. Once you touch the solid ground of reality, you will see that the past has lost all its hold, and that you are somehow autonomous of the pain and struggle that your predecessors unwittingly passed along to you.

You could cut your commitments in half, and then in half again. The same could be said for what you want or need from life; there is an inefficiency you're struggling with. Indeed, you could start over from the beginning, and remember to keep your story simple. The tendency to overcomplicate any facet of your life, your perception or your self-concept will only work against you now. Try seeing things in black and white; describe your state of being in short, simple sentences. By doing this, you will notice something you're currently missing. You'll connect with the truth of the role you've chosen to play in this lifetime, and let go of so much else that is clogging your mind. One thing I can tell you is this: you've got no need to worry about whether your life path is helpful to others. This is beyond question. All that matters is how good you are at helping yourself.


Blogger mjae said...

Great, Maggie. You get to just live, and I have to cut my commitments in half, then half again. We all know where that road leads! Zeno's paradox says there's no end to that task, so I even have to stress out about THAT!

If he REALLY wanted to help Virgos help themselves, he'd tell them they were doing everything just perfect and to coast through.

Simplify my ass. I know THAT! But virgoes can even complicate the process of simplification. Ask anyone!

And Marjorie... wow. You're a vortex of power! Glad I live where you live!

3:53 PM  
Blogger marjorie said...

I completely relate to mine...doesn't mean I know what to do though. :-)

Mikaela...yes, I can see that the process of simplication Mjae style would be complicated!! too funny.

And, Maggie, you know...yours sounds spot on to me. It seems to me that you are totally in a process of creating a new way of being in relationships, founded on a big risk you took.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Jessie said...

That man is so right-on with his 'scopes that it scares me.

Mikaela, sounds like a classic case of Virgo denial to me! ;)

2:04 PM  

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