Weekend Inspiration #8

Hey, happy weekend everyone :)

I don’t know about you, but I’m happy that it’s the weekend because it means that this week is finally over, and hopefully I won’t have to revisit any of its frustration, anger and difficult communication…yep, it’s just been one of those weeks and I’m glad to see the back of it.

On the other hand, the world keeps on turning, and there are delights to be found everywhere :) Check this out:

Best Prediction

I follow Mystic Medusa, who is my favourite sassy modern astrologer of all time. I subscribe to her website, but somehow I missed my stars for this weekend. Luckily the Universe was looking out for me and had the Bear send it to me instead:

Taurus/Taurus Rising Daily Horoscopes for Weekend

The conjunction between your ruler Venus and Bitch Goddess Lilith is ruthless but regenerative. Being the kind, understanding Saint Taurus character in any relationship or attraction scenario is not going to work now. Screw being the confidante or meek power-behind-the-throne. You will star or find another script.

And here was I thinking that standing up and speaking out was just my personal process – which it is, but backed up by the  heavenly energies to supercharge my efforts :) Consider yourself warned…

Best Short Read

Things you Should Know About Introverts – by Stephanie from Playfully Tacky

Are you an introvert? Probably :) I think most bloggers and readers are! A good friend of mine, someone I have known all my life, looked at me askance the other day when I described myself as an introvert. Really? Is that how you would describe yourself? he asked doubtfully. Yes, really. I’ve trained myself to be sociable, and I am not shy (introvert and shy are two different things). But, I need heaps of time on my own to be at all friendly, networking and making small talk is my kryptonite, and big parties are torture! Have a read, and tell me what you think.

Best Long Read

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  1. Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

This is yet another beautiful book by Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks, Australian author and journalist. Her other books, People of the Book, March and The Year of Wonders are just as wonderful. Published in 2011, it’s not new – but I’m assuming some of you might be like me, and just not able to keep up with all the books out there!

The story of Caleb’s Crossing is built on the slender story of Caleb, the first American Indian to attend Harvard in 1665. Narrated by a female character Bethia, Brooks takes what little is known of Caleb and spins a rich, fully imagined story around it. I gobbled this book up in less than a week – I just loved it. Has you read this book or any others by Geraldine Brooks?

 

 

Best Graphic:

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From a gorgeous blog I follow – Nature and Mind (click on the picture to visit) This is why I love education – this is why I love my job as a teacher’s aide and this is why I have volunteered for years at my local public school. It’s not a perfect system – and  I’m okay with that. I just have this thing where I like to work with what I have and make it as good as I can. And as for the people who teach our children every day – in my experience, they are doing a most difficult job and doing it well, with passion and integrity. Here’s to education and teachers!

 

Best Blog

The Manifest-Station – a place for words

I follow lots and lots of blogs, and it occurs to me today that here would be a good place to nominate my favourite blog for this week. Now, when this blog appears on my feed, my heart skips a beat because I know I’m in for a heart squeezing, mind expanding ride of a read. The writer is Jennifer Pastiloff, a writer, yoga teacher and travelling inspiration maker – sometimes it’s her writing, and other times there are fabulous guest bloggers. Check it out here, it’s wonderful.

Best Words

From my friend, the lovely Nelli Gallop:

I am what I am;
in having faith in the beauty in me,
I develop trust.
In softness I have strength.
In silence, I walk the higher realms.
In peace, I understand myself & the world.
In conflict I stay calm.
In detachment, I am free.
In respecting all living things, I respect myself.
In love, I unconditionally accept the evolution of others.
In freedom, I have power.
In service, I give what I have become.
I am what I am….
eternal, immortal, universal, infinite.

…from a warriors prayer…

That’s it from me this week – kinda short and sweet :)

Have a beautiful weekend everybody!

 

 

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “Weekend Inspiration #8

  1. I am a HUGE astrology buff — and I have not yet checked out Mystic Medusa. A friend is an astrologer and taught me about reading charts so I have since become slightly obsessed with horoscopes. Thanks for another round of fabulous recommendations!

    • me too! Another thing we have in common :) I’m one of those people who would love to know people’s sun, rising and moon signs along with their name when introduced ;) I have loved astrology all my life, and every year I learn new things. Thanks so much for reading by the way – I really appreciate it xo

      • You’re so balanced! Thank goodness I married a Cancer rising + moon because I have no water in my chart!! I think if you and I could sit down to chat, we’d be at it for a long, long time. The astrology talk alone can take hours…;)

      • Yes…I can be balanced, but it feels like a battle of the masculine and feminine within me a lot of the time. It’s wonderful how we partner up in a way that balances us – my partner is an Aries sun, Aquarius moon which has had its challenges. However, he never gives up :)

  2. I adore this roundup, touching on so many enjoyable things!

    Not sure if it’s any consolation, but things here have been crappy too this week. Maybe it’s because both my older son and husband are tauruses (tauri, taurusi??) :-)

    • Thank you – and it is reassuring that other people are suffering :) Not because I’m a sadist but because it reminds that there are big energy cycles that affect us…it feels different today – I hope your man taureans chill out :)

  3. I too am not shy but most definitely an introvert. Your words about this made me laugh–so true!! I am going to go check this book out now! :-)

    • it’s interesting the shy/introvert thing. I used to be shy as well as an introvert, but I’ve grown out of that. I’ve often thought that I’m a social introvert, because I like being a part of groups and I love connecting with people – but I need so much time alone as well.

    • Thank you – it’s funny: i thought of it the night before I published but ran out of steam to include it. As usual I got up early on Saturday morning to finish it off – and couldn’t publish it because there was something missing. I couldn’t figure it out, and I was just staring out the window wondering what it was, when I remembered lol :) Thank you for my photo compliment too – I do love a good photo :)

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