Ashé Oracle Forecast: Week of 5/8/2017 [#StarsAndSymbols]

🔮 Ashé Oracle Forecast 🔮
Week of Monday, May 8, 2017 

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1.) YOU NOW
🔮: 9 of Swords 🔪

Mental unrest is the big theme this week. Although people seem to be doing fine, many are fighting invisible battles. For motivation to overcome these obstacles, think back to a time when you realized your fear & anxiety were all figments of your imagination, a time when you worried yourself ragged only to realize you were worried about nothing. If necessary, take an honest look at what you consider entertainment, as it is all too easy to be overstimulated by conflicting, psychologically abusive programming in this day and age. You are what you entertain. 🌟

2.) HIDDEN INFLUENCE
🔮: Page Of Wands 🔥

It is not yet consciously apparent, but your creative will power is being aroused. With the support of a higher power, you are being conditioned to co-create the life you envision. Watch out for a childlike need to be entertained, & acknowledge your preoccupation with sex so that you may channel such potent energy more constructively. 🌟

3.) VISIBLE DEVELOPMENTS
🔮: Ace Of Pentacles 💰

Make room on your trophy shelf, because Another One is coming. Isn’t it nice to have something tangible to show for all your effort? Whether it’s a better paying position or a certificate of achievement, be sure to celebrate the prosperity with which you are blessed right now. 🌟

4.) YOU in the PAST
🔮: Queen Of Pentacles 💰

Prior to this week, you have been preparing for material abundance by tending to your resources, learning how to appreciate/maximize what you have, & fostering growth. Are you ready to reap the rewards?

5.) YOU in the FUTURE
🔮: 14 / Temperance 🙏

As you begin to think more about the big picture, long range vision of your life, you will start to benefit from “Opportunity Perspective”, aka the ability to take your current circumstance (“good” or “bad”) & frame it so that it benefits you in the long run. This way you can turn any experience into the gift that keeps on giving. 🌟

I leave you with DJ Khaled‘s latest offering. My theory is that incorporating the word “one” as a lyric in a popular song is a music industry magic trick used to boost sales, gain airplay, and top the charts.  It’s an affirmation! You can find “I’m The one” featuring everybody Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne on my May 2017 Playlist.

February Playlist & Black Music in Post-Millenial America [#MonthlyPlaylist]

i’ve been making monthly playlists since september 2009. it’s a form of stress relief when i’m feeling anxious. after making a few of them, i found playlisting [yes, it’s a verb] was a way to capture the zeitgeist by strategically stringing together about an hour’s worth of new-ish songs so that they make a statement, a document of the collective unconscious if you will.

Diaspora

the new playlist i just arranged is a tribute to the creative versatility and fierce spirit that lives within african diasporic peoples, as well as our ability to thrive in the midst of adversity. every song represents a specific region, a particular sound, and a unique expression of melanin-imbued brilliance. one could say the range of this mix is disparate, and on one hand that is true. on the other hand, my goal is to both celebrate and stimulate the afro-geographic conversation by connecting each sound in a way that conveys a more comprehensive experience of African descendants living in the American twenty-first century. this is my perception of what’s like to be black in the new world, illustrated sonically for your listening pleasure.

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late 2 the rap show: mercury retrograde [#StarsAndSymbols]

prompted by my coworker’s reminder, i purchased last minute tickets to the kanye west show. when new dates were added to the yeezus tour, i suggested we buy tickets for the night of february 22nd, at atlantic city‘s boardwalk hall. we left it at that, or least i did. “seeing papa north west in the flesh would be cool and all,” i thought, but i wasn’t pressed and he didn’t seem to be either. fast forward a month or 2, and we are interested again. so, i invited my dear friend from college, and we bought tickets the night before.

after being surrounded by increasing hostility all week at work, balancing as best as possible in the midst of other people’s feuds, i was relieved to clock out on saturday and get my evening started. my coworker couldn’t find the discounted tickets he was looking for and lost interest again, but my friend from school arrived right after my shift ended. we grabbed a bite to eat at a restaurant called lugo, situated across from my job, on the revel casino floor. we took our time catching up over dinner, since we had not seen each other since right before the new year, trusting that divo-turned-daddy would be late to hit the stage.

turns out we were the late ones. by the time i stopped making wrong turns in my own city and found free parking as an alternative to the $20 casino garage, we made our way to the venue. i swore i heard his voice blaring from the stage as we passed by the concession stands and overpriced paraphernalia, but we concluded it was studio version of his song playing to get the crowd warm and whetted, and so we took the opportunity to empty our bladders. as i walked out of the bathroom, i was encountered by my cousin, an employee of boardwalk hall, and he informed me that the show had already begun. surprised, my friend and i rushed to section 111 row bb to claim our seats, wondering how much of the show we had missed, much to the chagrin of the height-challenged hypebeasts seated behind us.

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