Happy New Year! Let 2014 be the year that you fully acknowledge and merge your humanness and your greatness so that you create the life you want. Follow the wisdom of the Persian poet, Rumi, and this month’s personal message and you’ll have all of the guidance you need to make this your most fantastic year ever!
This Being Human
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture.
Still treat each guest honorably, he may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try.” Roger Ebert
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.” Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Language is very powerful and can be used to heal or destroy. Use words positively; they can be as comforting as a hug or as lethal as a sword.” Sheilaa Hite
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason.” Give it a try,” whispered the heart. Unknown
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.” Emmanuel
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “You have done what you could– some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Leap and the net will appear.” Zen Saying & “Sometimes the only transportation available is a leap of faith.” Margaret Shepard
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” Carl Bard
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “Be bold. Be Courageous. Live your life out loud. Be the embodiment of creative genius, Oscar Levant’s proud admission, ‘There is a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.’” Oscar Levant
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “What the heart has once owned, it shall never lose.” “In the infinity of creation, there are infinite possibilities. For as long as there have been beings capable of making choices, we have steered our own reality.” Harriet Ward Beecher and Unknown
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “It is enough simply to pay attention and trust the process: Whoever comes are the right people. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened. When it starts, is the right time. When it’s over, it’s over.” The Daily Guru
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela
Beautiful start to a new year Sheilaa! I’m a student of sufism so the Rumi poem was totally on point. The taroscope felt written specifically for me – thank-you!