Monday, July 27, 2009

"dancing days are here again"

I really love's Our Changing Sky feature.
Moon in Libra
Jul 25, 2009 to Jul 28, 2009

You're Ginger Rogers today. And everyone and everything you meet is Fred Astaire. During this Libra Moontime think "grace in space." If you meet an obstacle or encounter resistance, dance like you expected it to be there. Libra's skill is knowing just how to receive whatever shows up. The trick is recognizing its beauty, which is all there is to diplomacy and charm. Any "couple tension" on this Moon is especially instructive. With as much neutrality as you can muster, examine the feedback loop of offering and receiving. If your lower back hurts, you might be doing too much or expecting too much from others. Court the idea that all the support you need lies within, as in a yoga balancing posture. This Moon asks, "Can you keep the peace and your balance at the same time?" The atmosphere is light and neutral today. It's okay to be indecisive. Enjoy the ability to dance (gracefully) around the possibilities.

Oh, boy. Despite this supposedly usual welcome phase, because the Moon is in my sign, I'm still down in the dumps. I don't understand it. Ever since the solar eclipse, things have gone rather haywire. Whether this is PMS (finally, thank God) or just weird cosmic blues, I just want to feel so much better. The Sun is finally in Leo & so I should be feeling more upbeat now, but WTF. Oh, well. I'll still really make way for my 7th tarot anniversary, which I'll go ahead & celebrate in a couple of weeks. By that time I should be available for readings, too. I'll see if I can squeeze in some time on the 31st, though. I've been slacking off so bad, but I've come up with a few surprises, hehe. I can't wait. All you fans & followers & patrons have a chance to score something nice from me. ♥

I'll just go blog again later. I've more to share from The Message//Remix, hehe, & a whole lot of other things. Oh, I think I want the 59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot book. Yeah, I'm drafting my birthday wishlist for this year. Oh, God, hooray for further decomposition, hehe.

OK, fine, I'm doing my best to cheer myself up. I'm rekindling my love for the Stone Temple Pilots, & I'm listening to their lovely Led Zeppelin tribute like crazy again. It's my most favorite remake (from my all-time favorite band, at that) ever; next in line are Tiga & Trent Reznor's rendition of "Burning Down The House" (by Talking Heads), & The Cardigans' trippy "Iron Man" redux (by Black Sabbath, no less). Haha, there's also Marilyn Manson's take on Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" & ohgodhowcaniforget Type O Negative's "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Croft. Ah, there we go, I feel better already.

Have a great week. ^_^

Monday, July 20, 2009

more shameless plugging, I suppose

I'm not going to post any contact numbers explicitly here, because I just got spammed & I hate it. I suggest you'd go easy on your contact information as well, so again, let me direct you to Facebook.

& please e-mail me for inquiries here. It'll be safer for everyone to leave important information like mobile phone numbers & other contact information in that channel. I'd like to thank everyone new, though, whom I've met & already for this year!

Anyway, I've really been busy, & I'm thinking of getting into flower arrangement again, but this time as in SERIOUSLY, haha, no thanks to this book. 5-minute florist, I will become! HAHA. Remember how I'm also musing on learning how to make scented candles? I should be ready just in time for All Saints' Day then. NOT. Hehe. But I really want to get into those, for my own amusement, & to add a really personal touch to my offerings for my late father & youngest sister. Wish me luck.

I've also fallen in love with The Message//Remix - The Bible in Contemporary Language by Eugene H. Peterson. I'd like to thank our communications coach Gayle for lending it to me for a full week. I was thinking of wallowing alone last weekend, but thank God I didn't! It's a rather fun read, actually, & I just flipped through Zechariah (8:14-17) & here's what caught my attention tonight:
"Don't be afraid. And now here's what I want you to do. Tell the truth, the whole truth when you speak. Do the right thing by one another, both personally and in the courts. Don't cook up plans to take unfair advantage of others. Don't do or say what isn't so. I hate all that stuff. Keep your lives simple and honest."

Awww. Haha, bibliomancy, here we go!

I love this blurb describing this particular fare:
Have you ever leafed through a Bible and thought, It's got to be easier than this!

It is easier — lots easier — to understand. After all, if anyone knows how to communicate with you clearly, and wants to, it's God. That's why the Bible was originally written in everyday language — so everyone who read it could instantly grasp its meaning. And that's why this Bible was created — to make God's message once again instantly understandable.

Created by Eugene Peterson for today's reader, The Message reads as if God were sitting across from you, talking with you over a cup of coffee. And the REMIX restores verse references to The Message so you can quickly relate the place you’re reading to other Bibles if you want to.

I wonder if the revised //Remix (v. 2.0) will be more readable. :D I've been interested in modern Bibles, especially after learning more about the New Testament available in glossy pages in the Stephen Colbert show. & now, look what I found! The Holy Bible, courtesy of Lego! HAHA, so cute! I'm getting a kick out of reading my most favorite book there (the Book of Revelations, what else? HAHA — check out the Dragon!) now. Talk about getting a clearer picture! :))

The Last Supper according to The Brick Testament, HAHA!

But this what I actually liked about The Message//Remix... from Galatians 5:19-26...
"It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental & emotional garbage; frenzied & joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion; paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wants; a brutal temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes & divided lives; small-minded & lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled & uncontrollable addictions; ugly parodies of community. I could go on.

"But what happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard — things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, & a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things & people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal & direct our energies wisely.

"Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better & another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original."

Now THAT blew me away. But I only got to take note of this verse now within that excerpt: "Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way & mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good — crucified." I hate how the Bible has to be scary like that. Actually, with the help of The Brick Testament, I've just re-realized how it's the most violent book to date. If not for the Gospels in church during Mass, I'd be dreading this book all over again. But I'm perfectly OK with that Galatians passage. Now I oughta find my New International Version that I've been using since college that I got from my mother (she's not really using it anyway) to compare notes. It's funny how that passage has eluded me all along. For me, it's an in-your-face depiction of how egocentric (ergo, chaotic) this world already is, & we really should rise above it all to be at peace in God's grace.

I know, easier said than done to live for inheriting the Kingdom of God someday. Just don't talk to me about hell, as I believe in what Dante of The Divine Comedy had said how hell is here in the very world which we inhabit, hehe, & I've had enough of it to last me my entire lifetime, really. Sakto I might be going to church this Tuesday, hehe. Oh, well. I need to clear my head.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

updated contact details

I know, I've been out of touch for so long. I've just been very busy, even if I'm actually free this week. I just feel really tired (it's that time of the month, after all, hehe) & I've been doing a lot of reading (not only tarot cards, but also my staple self-help books). My most favorite book at the moment, btw, is Sydney Omarr's Day-by-Day Astrological Guide for Libra 2009. It's so dead-on, so awesome, so timely! My favorite most accurate line from it is,

"Hospital & nursing homes have been part of your life since 2007;
you have been exploring your own motives & unconscious mind;
you are ridding yourself of habits & attitudes that may be holding you back in some way."

Holy crap, you said it! No thanks to my Saturn Return in Virgo. :/

It also explains my birth chart, moon transits, & possible love matches more clearly! Haha. You can also find a bit of information about planetary retrogrades, but seriously that portion needs more work. My penchance for the occult, the color black in general, crime scene investigations, & scientific research is justified by my Venus in Scorpio. My Moon in Cancer amplifies my esoteric inclinations, moodiness, sensitivity to & interest in lunar phases, & altruistic binges (I've yet to work on this). Then my need for isolation & privacy (not to mention rabid temper outbursts!) can be highlighted by my Mars in Scorpio, & my devil-may-care appearance (READ: walking fashion faux pas) is no thanks to my Aquarius rising, haha. Now I hope to meet my better Libran half someday (or even Gemini LOL), & I hope to God he ain't taken &/or gay. :)) Go get a copy under your own sign! It's actually so much worth it!

I'm just so glad to see my old friend IRL Rissa again last weekend, after nearly 4 months, haha. Even if we keep in touch online, it's nice to actually hang out with someone you've known for so long, & vice versa. Thanks for that. Let's do it again sometime, at least before my birthday this September. It was fun how we went through 4 whole decks & the readings were still light!

I'm also trying to catch up on my music. I have a lot of new songs to like, even if I keep forgetting to write the titles down so I can have them on my iPod, if not check out the entire albums where those came from. I feel better already. But I have to admit some of the new songs today are rather forgettable! Nothing beats my old loves.

There's "Karate" by Kennedy, "Long Gone" (the Howard Benson version, of course) by my favorite Cancerian Chris Cornell, the "Open Happiness" track for Coca-Cola, "For What It's Worth" by Placebo, "Ain't No Rest for The Wicked" by Cage the Elephant, "Supernova" by Ra, among other tunes. I'll enumerate my local picks later, & boy, oh, boy, there's a handful of them! I love "Matina Town Square" the most, though, for one thing, & it's definitely UNforgettable!

Anyway, again, please join me in Facebook:

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If you want to e-mail me for inquiries, you can do so here! Finally, I have a dedicated inbox, haha, even if my card still has my personal e-mail address! It'll be easier for me now to respond accordingly & send or track remote readings.

Text me momentarily at 0927.250.6910, which I'm using to uhm, test drive my new baby. The latter came as a surprise last month, while I was checking out new prospects to replace my old dilapidating unit (I miss its awesome cam, though, & I'll have that up & running again soon) & voila. (& no, Francisbear, I really didn't get the idea from you this time, haha!) I have the rest of the week to fully set it up, especially for Ovi.

Thanks again to all the new people I've met these past few weeks! ♥ I hope I can manage to leave today to read for at least one new client, even if I'm not really feeling well. I'm looking forward to watching the new Ice Age movie later with my brother, though, after we've just seen the new Transformers flick, which was stupendously crazy, haha. Anyway, have a nice life, everyone! Be thankful for what you already have... even for what you're still waiting for! Let me share with you these 10 Laws of Attraction I found last night online. Personally, I'm still working on it but I've managed to make a few new things manifest quickly! Good luck! =xoxo=