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Sep 28, 2010

Matthew Chapter 13, verses 24 through 32

This week our study group read and discussed Matthew, Chapter 13.  We decided to try to apply two concepts: the parable of the Tares among the Wheat in verse 24 and faith like the Mustard Seed in verse 31.The parable in verse 24 said to allow the tares or weeds to grow with the wheat until the harvest, to avoid pulling the wheat with the weeds. This could mean to allow the dissenters or trouble makers to work with the group instead of weeding them out because the good people could be weeded out, too. At the end of the project or situation, it would be obvious who is who and the good will be kept and the trouble makers let go.

Verse 31 says if our faith is like the mustard seed, the smallest seed that grows into a large bush or tree, we can grow spiritually.

To apply this, we thought that if we can recognize the dissenters or trouble makers, we need not weed them out; we can let them be. If we have faith only the size of the mustard seed, and give the solution to God, Jesus or whoever your Higher Power is, at the end of the situation, the good will prosper and the "weeds" bundled and discarded.

 The habit we are building is to put our faith or trust to our Higher Power.

 The chapter is interesting in that it says the harvest is  "at the end of the age," so it may take a long time.

Sep 7, 2010

Venus goes retrograde

Venus will be retrograde between October 8 and November 18.

Planets move forward, they cannot actually move backwards.  It is like two trains going in the same direction on side-by-side tracks.  When the faster train moves past the slower train, those sitting in the slower train feel like they are moving backwards, but they are not.  This is the analogy for retrograde planets, they only seem to be traveling backwards.  But.... they do go backwards in whatever sign they are going through.  When Mercury, Venus and Mars do this, they can wreak havoc in the areas of your life they rule.  They also repeat the situation when they go retrograde the next time.

Venus rules love & marriage, partnerships, money, harmony and diplomacy and the finer things in life.  When it goes retrograde, your money could slow down.  It is good to look ahead and be sure you have enough money to pay your basic expenses during the time Venus is retrograde.  There should be bargains in luxury goods.  If you have plenty of money coming in, there could be unexpected expenses forcing you to be at your basic financial level.  Getting married during a retrograde Venus is not a good idea because marriage is associated with Venus. Under a retrograde Venus, getting married indicates problems before you have a chance to establish the married relationship.  If you are in a relationship that is not compatible, the differences will arise, asking you to reevaluate the relationship and make adjustments or end it.  If you are a Taurus, expect money control issues, if you are a Libra, expect challenging relationships.  Relationship troubles are especially focused on the woman.  If you begin a new love relationship, something could be wrong with the woman’s reason for being with you, which will surface the next time Venus goes retrograde. 

With Venus retrograde in the sign of Scorpio, expect a focus on finances. The stock market could go in the opposite direction, the banks could lower fees and government could see a big shortfall in cash. 

Scorpio could experience a slow-down in your love life, which is out of your control because of your loved one's preoccupation with something else. Taurus could experience confrontation with your loved one over money. Cancer and Pisces could experience your loved one being less interested in love and more interested in money, but you can patiently help. Leo and Aquarius can be frustrated over money management and the preoccupation of your loved one. Capricorn and Virgo can help others understand that practical matters and patience will enhance your relationships at this time. Aries and Gemini can help others understand a situation with your creative ideas and diplomacy; but you are adjusting to or accommodating others, which is okay with you. Libra and Sagittarius are not as affected, but please save a month's expenses just in case.