So, yeah. the night before last, I participated (or so I thought) in a write-a-thon that took (will take) place in like San Francisco, or somewhere nowhere near where I live. But it's a 5-6 hr sit-down writing session with a ton of people and you just churn out what ya can. No editing...just words.
On one hand, the Nine of Pentacles represents all that is most gracious, high-minded and civilized. Art, music and other forms of beauty are very much part of our physical world (Pentacles). Coins are present in this scene, but they are toward the ground. The business of life is important, but we don't have to focus on practical matters all the time. We can also enjoy the finer things of life. In readings, the Nine of Pentacles can imply an interest in these areas. It is also a sign that you may need to reject the coarse or offensive and seek the highest.
The Nine of Pentacles can also be a sign of discipline and self-control. This woman enjoys her cultured life because she has mastered her baser instincts. Her impulses work for her because they do not rule her. The falcon symbolizes all that is dark and unruly in human nature. Our shadow side can serve us well, but only when it is directed. Sometimes the Nine of Pentacles suggests that you must show restraint and self-control if you are to achieve your best efforts. You may have to "sacrifice" for the moment, but the results will be worth it.
This card is also a sign of self-reliance. Sometimes you must trust our own ability to handle a situation. Resist the temptation to let others do for you. You need to take matters into your own hands. Our elegant lady has done just that. She trusted in her own grit and determination, and now she enjoys all the best life has to offer.
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Just a quick re-post of something I put on Facebook earlier::
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But, I have been up on my horoscope and other such things, though.
I got a really cool card draw the other day and I've learned my birth chart based on time and place of birth. I've checked all kinds of things -- Chinese Zodiac, the moon affecting our moods, Celtic Zodiac, and then my regular one, which is Taurus.
Which, according to this quiz, I definitely am!
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~~~ You're full of bull.
Organized... Hard-working... Comforting... Patient... Easygoing... Does this sound like you? Based on your answers, you are close to the mold of a Taurus. Although you sometimes go off the beaten path, for the most part, you possess many of the true traits of a Taurus. Tauruses are a certain type of person -- practical, conservative, dependable, honest, hard-working and harmonious. They rarely anger, but when they do, watch out; it's explosive. And don't try and keep them closed in -- Tauruses love the outdoors and nature. They love the good things in life, especially those that are pleasing to the eye. They're prone to overdoing it when it comes to food and alcohol. Famous Tauruses include Jessica Alba, Cher, Carmen Electra, Jerry Seinfeld, Jack Nicholson and Uma Thurman.
How you scored against others
2.97% 'You give Taurus a bad name.'
75.13% 'You're full of bull.'
21.91% 'You're a true Taurus' ~~~
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I've learned what my year will be like because I'm a goat/sheep::
This may not be the favorable year you desire. Coming off the year of the Rat, you may be seeking relief from a difficult year. Don't let up now. The Sheep is artistic in nature, but you may have difficulties finding a way to express your creative passions.
It will take an extra effort to rely on the help of others to make it through these times, but if you keep a steady focus on your goals and display painstaking efforts, you will be pleased to see the fruits of your labor arrive in 2010. Don't fret. You may learn a lot about yourself in the process. You are more versatile, as well as resourceful, than you ever imagined.
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And this is what the rest of September has in store for me::
Your strengths now: your calm and steady nature in a crisis; your instinct for what's enduring; your strong constitution.
Your vulnerabilities now: your tendency to resist change; stubborn thinking.
Mercury is in retrograde in Libra, and this shows you new approaches, especially with projects that are based on the principles of harmony. Mercury aligns with Saturn on the 22nd, so your thinking is concise allowing you to integrate new styles. But there's a constant tension to bust out of tried and true forms, with Uranus in opposition. You can feel liberated to follow the free reign of the imagination.
But the Virgo emphasis keeps bringing you back to the power of artful order. Bottom line: you are ready to go beyond your own creative boundaries, while staying grounded in good habits of discipline. It's the best of both worlds, and you're uniquely positioned to make the most of this cosmic stretch and grow by leaps and bounds!
--Everything that was predicted before tomorrow has come to pass pretty much like was said...and this is looking back after the fact.
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I'm finding it interesting that I know deep down that I'm up for a big change in my life and everything I'm reading is telling me the same thing. Heck, even the psychic I saw in May (which I don't know if I believe in all that--nor if I even believe in what all is in this post, for that matter..) was dead-on about some things that there's no way she could have known. I didn't even know...
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So here's the last part of all this. My one-card draw..
I asked for a card, giving a vague(ish) background, and this is what I received::
For you, Death-- the path you're walking isn't easy, but yes, it is the right one. The path of rebirth is never easy, but it is very, very worth it. Go foward, be renewed and reborn, and find your new self.
This, from miintikwa.livejournal.com
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So, I guess I have a lot ahead of me -- including finishing my book so I can start sending out queries next month. Gulp!!
Anyway, that's my life at the moment... We'll see what's in store come next year. I have a feeling all will be different!!!!
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I told myself that during the month of September, I was truly going to work on my WiP every day. I've said this before, but it's never happened. Well, not in a while, at least....
But I've been doing well and my motivation is off the charts so I'm excited to see what I have at the end of the month! This isn't just a monthly challenge, though. This is for all the time!! All year long! I feel confident enough to display this badge on my page! =)
I love smiley days! And I love this week, in particular. I'm lonely and have no company, but at the same time, I'm completely alone and can spend my time writing a ton over the next couple of days!!! We'll see what I come up with...