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:
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
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
- 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?
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.
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!