The reading said:
“You’ve also been blessed with Sagittarius rising, which makes you gregarious in nature… or at least, that’s how others see you. You’re a guy who’s well set to outflow, perhaps too well, and inflow may be where you need to focus.
“A whole lot hinges on your communications in the upcoming year especially. The free forecast for you at astro.com goes into this in detail.
“Interestingly, the third house is also about communications. So, in light of this being your “Pisces house”, it’s time to examine how you communicate with the outside world. If you haven’t considered a career in writing, look at this carefully. Something in how you communicate needs to change, and it will transform your life for the better. The sooner you begin these changes, and the more aggressively you go after your (new? recent?) goals in this area, the better. Life will force you to change if you don’t do this self-determinedly… that’s what this Pisces dance is all about.”
This is a very significant portion of the reading, to me at least. It is true that I’m almost stuck in “outflow” mode – especially when it comes to “Help”. I’m always willing to be of help to others, but not always willing to receive help from others. That latter is particularly true when I’m not able to see some way to give back to the person who is offering help to me. For example, my wife (when we were still dating) quite litterally saved my life by giving me somewhere to move to get away from my mother, who had already caused me one heart attack and had said she would rather me be dead than practicing my chosen religion. However, when Barbara (my wife) offered to let me move in with her, as badly as I needed to get away from my mother, I know I wouldn’t have done it if there wasn’t some way Barbara was going to benefit from the arrangement also.
But, back to the point. I think this may be indicating that I need to spend some time working on helping “ME” over the next 6 – 12 months. I know Fiona Broome didn’t say as much, but since I’m a non-church Scientologist, I feel this means that this year needs to be about me “going up the Bridge” – as any Scientologist would say – which means becoming more spiritually aware and free. To be able to make that happen, I am going to have to make some radical changes, beginning with decreasing the number of activities I’m participating in so that I have time available every day to spend “helping myself.”
Another point that Fiona made was about this coming year being a time to focus on how I communicate, and she said she saw me becoming a writer. Well, I’d say that, within this lifetime, I’ve been a writer for over 37 years (by that, I mean that I know how to write). But, despite always making good grades in creative writing, book reports, speaches & speach writing, and more, I’ve never made even one cent from writing. I’ve tried – sending short stories to official competitions and such, but I’ve never gotten paid in any way. At this point, with so many failures built up, I’m not sure where I would start to even try to go in that direction. I saw that Aisling recommended a couple of resources for writers in a recent post, but I’ve used them before without success. Perhaps it’s just what I’m trying to say, and the editors/judges don’t want to hear it. I don’t know – I’ve never been given any feedback, either.
Well, that’s my 1 cent worth. I know, the old saying is 2 cents, but right now I don’t think this post is worth that much.