8: what goes around… [#StarsAndSymbols]

As of today, I have reached (and exceeded), my sales goal of the month! I have sold over 30 memberships, which means I achieved my 4th bonus. On top of that, I won bingo (which is determined by the amount memberships/products sold and services upgraded), so I double my bonus. This month at The Spa has taught me that I reap what I sow and anything is possible if I set the intention, envision the goal, and put forth the effort to attain it.

It makes perfect sense that I would finally surpass my goals today. The date is July 30, 2013 or 8/20/2013. If you add the digits [8+3+0+2+0+1+3], what do you get? 8! Once we take the time to literally look at this number, the symbolism becomes clear. 8 is very similar to, if the not the same as, the infinity symbol. In general, circles represent never-ending cycles. Since 8 is a looped circle, it signifies karma, showing us that what goes around comes around. 8 reminds us that we get back exactly what we give, which is why a lot of numerologists regard 8 as the number of success. While 8 has has the potential to be the most powerful of all the numbers, it can just as easily sink amongst the lowest of the low. We are forced to take responsibility for our own destinies when vibrating at the frequency of 8. Ultimately, the choice is ours.

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33: the master teacher [#StarsAndSymbols]

I moved around a lot as child. We had recently moved into an apartment in the suburbs of Atlantic City with my newborn sister when I turned 6. The address was 33 Liberty Court.

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Like most of the places I called home in my early years, we lived there for less than a year. Despite the duration, I learned a lot of my most valuable lessons in the minute amount of time we spent in this apartment. I babysat myself for the first time, as well as my infant sister, when my mom had to step out for work or to run important errands. Sometimes, I had to wake myself up in the morning, pack my own lunch, and walk alone down the street to the bus stop for school. When I pretended to read a list of books to win the BOOK IT! prize (a personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut), my mom dissuaded me against cheating my way to victory, which left a huge impression on my conscience. Due to the mold in the apartment, I even endured a week of trauma (and a Happy Days marathon on Nick @ Nite) at the hospital, which taught me not to play around with my allergies. These situations, among others, provided me with wisdom that I carry with me to this day. It was not until years later that I realized our little apartment was vibrating at such a masterful frequency.

In a previous post on numerology, I mentioned the master numbers [the 3 numbers that aren’t reduced to single digit status]: 11, 22, and 33. Known as the Master Teacher, 33 combines the spiritually intuitive sensitivity of 11 and the enterprisingly global vision of 22, and uses this knowledge to uplift the world. 33 [3+3] is a higher vibration of 6, the nurturing number that represents community, family, and responsibility, so these qualities are amplified exponentially.  Supportive 6 uses the power of love to heal, and 33’s duty is to demonstrate how a little patience, compassion, and selflessness go a long way. 33 transcends domestic relations and blood bonds to foster universal familiarity. Do you think there’s any coincidence that Jesus Christ lived to be 33?

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charm is me [poetry]

Charm is me
When I get you in a bind
Outshine your sun
I could make you go blind
I will black your eyes out
Just to increase your sense
My life is rich right now
I don’t be past tenses

Charm is me
When I turn on your lights
I will have you climbing poles
Still chasing that high
Look me dead in my eye
And say you don’t like it
Make you jump like thunder
Call me black lightning

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Charm is me
It’s my debutante pageant
If you hold my wand
I will trick you like magic
Bolt nuts ratchet
Leave my cash in the till
Oh boy, you look thirsty
You need a refill?

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sun in leo [astroloco]

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SUN in LEO 2013
(July 22 – August 22)

You have to act like a king to be treated like a king, and the regal lion Leo plays the part very well. Sun-ruled Leo leads with its heart, so this sign draws strength from being the center of attention, surrounded by love.

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spa associate: skills, sales, & successes [spa day diaries]

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Spa Associate: Skills, Sales, & Successes [Spa Day Diaries]

As a Spa Associate, I am learning and growing on a daily basis thanks to some amazing educators and awesome experiences. Striving to be the best as I work the front desk is preparing me for the rest of my life. I am laying the foundation for my future by conjoining my newly developed sense of business with my charming creativity.

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venus in virgo [astroloco]

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VENUS in VIRGO 2013
(July 22 – August 16)

We will have the desire break our relationships, possessions, and values down to bits and pieces in order to understand them better. Just remember to do it with love. Oh, and don’t forget put them back together again when you’re done!

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recurring dream: missing class [#freewrite]

i talked a little bit about dreams in a previous post. since then, they haven’t been as consistently memorable, but every now and then i will have one that sticks out. then there are the recurring dreams that i have. there is one i’ve been having for almost a year now.

it’s not at all a nightmare, but the dream is for some reason haunting. it always takes place at least halfway through some imaginary semester at college. somewhere in the midst of my day, i realize that there is one class that i keep missing. i don’t know what class this specifically, but i have missed it enough times to fail. although i try to act like i’m not worried, i always have the worst a pit in my stomach, ashamed that i could be so irresponsible with my education (especially one for which i am paying). there is no doubt that i am incredibly clueless in this class, but i tell myself that i’ll catch up and i’ll pass.

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another variation of the dream involves me forgetting the lines to a play while i’m on stage. i started having this dream last fall, when i was in the rehearsal process for a show I did called RUINED. it was even worse than the classroom dream, because i literally ruined the whole production for the cast, crew, and the audience, which is a performer’s worst nightmare.

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fun, hungover: full moon in aquarius [astroloco]

Nothing slaps you in the face quite like the morning after a night of festivities. What is released with reckless abandon boomerangs back like a drunken love letter marked Return to Sender by the playful proofreader you call your best friend. The buffer of blacked out memories is massacred by the moment when subconscious is awakened with awareness of universal truth. Cosmic consciousness galvanizes all that is alive, stirring you from your sleeping state to a place of remembrance. Don’t you know what happened?

We just celebrated our 5th Annual Family Cookout (barbecue if you’re confused) on Saturday. Family and friends from near and far made their way to my house for food, fun, and unforgettable moments. It was the perfect way to end the season of Cancer: at home, surrounded by familiar faces, imbibing the brew of a reunion. It seems as though The Crab has crawled into the lion’s den for a Leo Season staycation, and we are already experiencing the first Full Moon in Aquarius of the summer [there will be an Aquarius Blue Moon in August]. As the sky is illuminated with the brightness of lunar opposition, it becomes clear see exactly how much of a good time we had last weekend. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to clean up its mess, especially when the village members are equally responsible for creating it.

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how dark are your roots?: cancer [astroloco]

The obituary at my great-grandmother’s funeral last march was extremely revealing to me, as I knew and still know very little about my family history. I found out my great-grandmother had a sister (my great-great aunt?) who died at an early age. To my surprise, my great-great aunt was actually killed. She was burned alive in front of her house by a group of Caucasians who didn’t like the fact that her skin was fair enough to pass for white. This was obviously decades ago, when hate crimes like this happened much more frequently, but still this was shocking to me. My 40-something year old mom didn’t even know about the murder of my great-great aunt, which completely baffles me. How could I go a whole 22 years unaware of such a traumatic ancestral tragedy, especially when this tragedy lives within me and my relatives, subconsciously imprinted in my genealogical memory?

We hear a lot about the baggage we carry from our own past, but what about all that we inherit from our families? Imagine the century’s worth of lineages that are affected by just one single unintegrated traumatic event. Think of all the trans-generational karma we are living out due to the psychological disturbances we choose to repress and pass on to our offspring. Cancer, the mother of the zodiac, is the astrological representation of our roots; where we come from, who we are, and how we feel about it all. We must remember our issues, like still water, run deeper than we can fathom.

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