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Hello friends! After more than two weeks, I’m back!
The first weekend I was on a trip and last week I had no electricity after hurricane Michael decimated Mexico Beach and Panama City Florida, he quickly downgraded to a tropical storm and eventually passed right through my city starting just after 3pm October 11, 2018.
One-third of us were affected as trees and branches fell on houses, cars, and power lines all over the city. I hear that power was completely restored yesterday or five days after the storm. If my backyard is an indication, many of the electric lines were patched together. The lines in my backyard still lay across the branches that took them down, but they work!
Overall, Greensboro had it easy compared to Florida or the eastern part of our state when Florence a few weeks ago. It seems that unless a person is directly affected by a tragedy, they have no concept of the suffering of those that have been. I spent most of my downtime in a sort of shock, on the front porch with coffee, a journal, and a book.
So now that things are getting somewhat back to normal for most of us here, things aren’t so great in other parts. There is serious flooding in central Texas. I don’t see the intensity of our weather events easing up for years.
As it turns out I have missed letting you know about just one aspect this week. That was a conjunction on Sunday between Mercury and Venus. This may have brought about some nice socializing for you and caused your thoughts and conversations to be aimed more toward fun than work. You also may have noticed having a bit of trouble being mentally focused.
There are no other major aspects until Thursday, October 18, 2018. This day will bring us a semi-square between Mars and Chiron. Expect folks, including yourself to be rather touchy. You might also have trouble expressing feelings directly. Do your best to not take things personally. I know sometimes this is easier said than done.
Friday seems to be all about, Mercury. As you are probably aware, this is the planet of communications. The first aspect involving Mercury is an inconjunct with Chiron. Our communications could be unkind and hurtful, haphazard, or perceived that way. Seeing the intent behind the words will be challenging now too. Expect impatience, feelings of guilt, worry, and opposed points of view.
The next aspect is Mercury trine Neptune. Neptune is about imagination, illusion, intuition, and dreams. Mercury will help raise our intuition and imagination levels today, as well as assist us in making decisions. Many of us, especially those with strong Pisces or Neptune in their charts will find it easy to sense what others are feeling. This will be a great day to spend time with creative endeavors. Any form of visual communication such as art, writing, or photography will get a benefit.
The last aspect this week is Mercury square Mars. This will add more difficult energy to the already difficult Mercury injunction Chiron aspect. Mercury square Mars is quite impatient and disagreeable. This energy could allow us to make decisions too fast. You will want to avoid meetings, business, or starting new projects today if possible. If not, chill out and hold your tongue. Calm, healthy conversations and interactions with others could be difficult to say the very least. We probably won’t be anywhere close to our best today. Remember, if you stir the hornet’s nest, you might get stung.
That does it for this week. I will be back, barring any lack of internet, next Sunday. For now, I will leave you with some photos from my trip to Knoxville and a bit of the back story of that trip.
My friend Tomi Bryan wrote a book under the pen name “Tomi Llama’ called “What is Your Superpower?” So when she heard about the “Great Llama Race” at the World’s Fair Park in Knoxville TN, she asked me to join her and help sell her books and CD’s. This event is a fundraiser for disadvantaged schools in Bolivia and the Knoxville area. Runners run with the llamas in heats until the winner is determined. To our surprise, the llama Tomi sponsored came in 2nd place. It was exciting!
Before I get to the photos, I want to remind you all to be kind and loving to all you meet. Think about others more than yourself if possible, but remember that good self-care is important too. You can’t help others if you are not well. Now go make the rest of this week as good a one as you can.