multitask mastery: 7/20/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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two hands are required to keep up a juggling act, so it is best that we pray for dexterity this week. after all, nobody wants to known as the one who dropped the ball, especially if that ball happens to be plural. that would just be a mess, wouldn’t it?

the development of expansive concentration will prove to be beneficial. when trying to cope with the madness of multiplicity, we can strengthen our attention to the small stuff by infusing it with the higher mind of awareness. that way we are able to focus on the task at hand without being blindsided by that thing that has been creeping on us from behind to topple the balance we worked so hard to strike. most of don’t have eyes in the backs of our heads, but we can still turn around every now and then to check up on all sides.

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the roots & the tree: capricorn full moon [#StarsAndSymbols]

one of the great things about roots is how they provide the tree with the support necessary to uphold its composure as it climbs great heights. if there is no foundation, there is no growth. that said, the fullest way for the tree to honor its roots is to challenge itself to reach higher than it ever has. after all, isn’t that the purpose of planting seeds in the first place?

with the sun in cancer, we are focused on the acknowledgment of the deepest, most familiar facets of our personhood. to nourish and protect the life force within is the instinct that keeps each species going from generation to generation. It may not always make rational sense, but thanks to intuition and the assortment of other gifts stored away in our ancestral goodie bags, we know what we have to do at any given moment to preserve this fragile existence. to sustain our lineage is encoded in our dna.

before we get too comfortable, we must remember that no matter how well acclimatized we are, every season presents its challenges. without the occasional obstacle, the experience of life would be too subjective to sustain the dynamism of authentic expression in all its completeness. that is where the full moon in capricorn, which opposes the cancer sun, comes into play. we are feeling the subconscious call to endeavor toward the practical attainment of worldly accomplishment. our survival skills mean little if we do not at some point assume responsibility for the successful advancement of the family name beyond the home and into the stratosphere of society. the tangible achievements we need to satisfy this obscure hunger are the products of structure, goals, and concentrated motivation.

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ecstatic employment: 7/6/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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being a public example of the precision and efficiency of purposeful self-containment will satiate our karmic desire to progress toward the destiny of this current incarnation. there is something fulfilling about going back to basics and tending to the duties that require our devotion. conditions cannot be improved for anyone or anything unless they receive an adequate amount of tlc, and the survival of the species alone is incentive enough for us to swallow our pride and get to work. the goal is to enhance the community and society, but we must start on an individual level, with the inspiring enhancement of ourselves.

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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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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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martin solveig (feat. the cataracs & kyle) – hey now [july playlist: 2013]

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I haven’t had a good laugh all day now.

Martin Solveig (feat. The Cataracs & Kyle)
“Hey Now”
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rideshare with a spider: saturn (direct) in scorpio [astroloco]

Remember how I said I was afraid of bugs? Today I came face to face with one of my biggest conceivable fears. Years ago my cousin told me about the time she was driving her car and along came a spider crawling across her windshield. She too is scared of insects, and she nearly crashed her car at the mere sight and proximity of the arachnid. I know it is irrational to react like that, but I feared this scenario because I had no clue how I would handle myself while operating a vehicle, although I was way too young to drive when I heard this story. As you all know, I am now a driving man, and earlier I found myself in a similar situation.

After running errands for my upcoming 5th annual family cookout (barbecue if you’re confused), I hopped back the whip (my mom’s Honda Pilot) and drove off. I was so ready to be back home so I could make myself a quick smoothie before I indulged in enough Skinny Pop to offend a Monsanto cornfield.

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(Here’s the smoothie I made yesterday. I swear it tastes better than it looks.)

They say it’s healthier to eat fruits and fibrous veggies first, for digestion and shit like that. As I pulled out of the shopping center parking lot, I caught a peripheral glimpse of tiny terror; there was a spider on my sun visor (aka my personal vanity).

Although the spider was small, my nervous system went into immediate and dangerous overdrive. Since I was literally driving, I planned to pull over as soon as I could, as I did not want this spider descending down onto my forehead or my lap or any other part of my body while I was operating the vehicle. Of course if I pulled over, I’d either have to wait for the creature to crawl out or physically remove it from the premises, neither of which I had time for (Skinny Pop, remember?). After being forced to endure this discomfort for a few seconds, I got the vibe that the spider was just as stricken. She was still and so was I. I decided to keep driving.

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After being retrograde since February, Saturn has finally resumed direct motion in Scorpio. Where Saturn goes our caution follows, and when Saturn is in Scorpio, the darkest of our fears are confronted in an intensely psychological way. Saturn’s nearly 5 month-long backtrack saw us re-examining our power structures. We were forced to get real about wasting resources, using more discipline, and harnessing the mutually transformative, creative potential of synergy.

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miley cyrus – we can’t stop [july playlist: 2013]

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Can’t you see it’s we who own the night? Can’t you see it’s we who bout dat life?

Miley Cyrus
“We Can’t Stop”
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