The most life changing quote that I have ever come across is by Dr. Maya Angelou: “When people show you who they are, believe them.” The reason why this strikes such a chord is because I have a tendency to see people as I wish they were, and I am often deeply disillusioned when I finally see the real person standing in front of me. This quote reminds me of a conversation I had with an old friend of mine who said to me, “Tracey, people are going to disappoint you, and you are going to have to accept that.” As soon as he uttered these words, I knew that it was also his way of telling me not to be so hard on others when they don’t measure up to my expectations. I know that the acceptance of people, and circumstances, is necessary to prevent hurt, upset, or whatever feeling surfaces when something doesn’t go the way I imagined. I know better than to try to change a person, and I know when to stop forcing an outcome. As I get older, I get better at calling a spade a spade – it is what it is. What I still struggle with is what happens after the acceptance of things.
The Sun and the planet Saturn are scheduled to meet up in the sign of Sagittarius. In Astrology, the Sun reflects our conscious, Saturn represents limitations and restrictions, and Sagittarius offers wisdom and knowledge. We are currently being called to accept what "just is” in our lives, and in the world at large. This will require the removal of what restricts us from seeing the truth, and the whole process will, for lack of a better word...suck. But it will also undoubtedly lead to a shift in perspective – one that reflects truth. The beauty in all this (yes, there is beauty here) is that the energy of Sagittarius is benevolent; what is revealed will be the lesson and message we need, encouraging us to take up arms with compassion and love to create a new reality, and maybe even save the world. Did I mention that Sagittarius is also optimistic? Check your horoscopes to see what’s in store this week ahead, and don’t forget to read for your Ascendant sign.