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FROM DR. STANDLEY
AUGUST 2006

[Posted 8:00 a.m., EDT - Wednesday morning, 8/30/2006]

Me!

IT'S ALL GOOD!

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

This morning I had THE MOST exciting dream. This particular dream may be a bit disturbing to some people so I will reserve the details for those who are closest to me. The bottom line is that I was in a situation that some would have called the scariest moment of their Life. At the exact moment of the scarey situation, I remained steadfast in my belief system and I was excited about the outcome because I knew that it had to be Good. I knew it.

As I always say, "Nothing is for your ultimate bad because that does not even make sense. Everything is for your Ultimate Good.

In my dream, I remember yelling to my daughter with a huge smile on my face, "Karmen, I Love you, I LOVE YOU! Karmen looked back at me with a huge smile on her face and yelled, "I know MOM, I Love you too. I LOVE YOU!" Then I kept yelling at the top of my lungs so everyone involved could hear, "It's all Good Karmen, It's all Good. Just remember it's all Good." And she would yell back, "I know MOM. IT IS all Good!"

Then as the dream was ending and the scary part (to most people) was over, we laughed, giggled and it really was all Good! When I woke up smiling I knew I had to tell you about it and re-inforce the fact that everything that happens to us is for our Ultimate Good. I was so comforted to know that in a very seemingly scary situation, I stood firm in my belief system and I did not waver for a minute. Better yet, neither did my daughter. It's all Good folks, it is all Good. Be not afraid.

"For God speaks once, yea twice, yet man perceives it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumber upon the bed; then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction."
Job 33:14-16

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 8:00 a.m., EDT - Tuesday morning, 8/29/2006]

SUPERSTITION AIN'T THE WAY

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

Back in the Spring I wrote that many of my Daily Messages come to me through songs. I wake up, hear a song and then know exactly what I am supposed to write about. Some songs I share with you and others I do not feel moved to share them. This morning I woke hearing the song, "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder and Spirit has moved me to share it with you.

Once I knew what I was supposed to write about this morning, I went ahead and started answering the e-mails that came through while I was sleeping, mainly from the other side of the world. As I was responding to a certain e-mail regarding Novenas and if they really 'come true', it dawned on me that this person thought of a Novena as a lucky charm of some sort. Then I had flashes of driving past a cemetary in my youth and raising my feet so that nothing bad would happen to me. The next flash in my head was an e-mail that said if I did not send the e-mail to at least 10 people in 5 minutes, something bad would happen to me. The next flash was me walking down a sidewalk and being very careful that I did not step on any cracks or walk on any man-hole covers. The next flash was a woman who phoned me fearful about a certain astrological transit and the question of whether her husband would actually live through it. The next flash was someone ticked off because they did not receive their daily horoscope. The next flash before I shut my brain off was a rabbit's foot and then the many symbols that come with the practice of Feng Shui.

First, a Novena is a prayerful, deliberate and quiet devotion to God. This is a time when you should be clearly devoting your time to God. The Novena is about Him, not you! Novenas are not lucky charms. It is a great time to train your spirit to connect with Spirit Himself. I often see people wanting the Novena to 'come true' more than they want a connection with God. Novenas are not about begging for money because you mishandled your money and got yourself into a bad situation and now you want God to bail you out. As I always say, "If your child abuses the 10 bucks you gave him/her, are you going to give him/her another 10 bucks?" I am often asked if Novenas really do "work". I still stand firm in the statement of "Yes! When you are connecting with God and you are in the space of receiving clarity, knowledge and have learned your lesson." When I was a child, I messed up royally many times. My parents knew what was for my own Good. They knew when I was sincerely contrite AND when I learned my lesson. Then they let me off the hook and helped me get back on track. The Novena involves GOD, trust, faith and DEVOTION! If you do not want to devote your time to God, then why should He not let you learn a lesson the way any parent would do? If you are a parent, then you know what I am talking about. A Novena is not about our self-centered, begging, fearful, pessimistic, doubting spirt. It is about trusting that God has your back and being thankful in advance. When you are thankful in advance, knowing that your prayers are already being manifested in the most divinely perfect way, then THAT is trusting God. Yippeeeeeeeee!

Naturally as I grew older I overcame the bizarre superstitions of cracks in the sidewalk, manhole covers and cemetaries. As I moved along my spiritual progression path, I realized that the rabbit's foot was to REMIND me to think positive but did not actually bring me Good luck. The symbols of Feng shui are just that. They are symbols. They do not hold power, which is a ridiculous thought in itself. They are to remind you to think abundantly, positively and courageously, etc. If an e-mail comes across that requires me to send to a certain number of people or else, I just smile and say outloud to God, "Watch This!" And then I delete it. No superstition for me!

When it comes to astrology, you MUST undertand that God is the Law. God is LAW! The time stamp of your birth with the planets in a particular position, is what it is. You still have free will and you still get to choose any path you would like. God will not interfere with our free will and neither will the angels interfere with our free will. The planets have negative and postive aspects and we still get to choose. I can point out the positive and negative influences to you, but you will ultimately be the decider. You get to choose. This is why psychics and intuitives cannot forecast you because you have free will. They are HIGHLY influential and extreme care needs to be taken when they are assisting others. I am an intuitive. I cannot and will not forecast you through my intuition or astrology because you have free will. I can and do tell you the positive and negative aspects and what would be wonderful for you. You will still get to choose. If I were to plant fear in your mind, then I disempower you and empower me. Do not let anyone do that to you! When I write the daily horoscopes and say this is the energy of the day, you still get to choose.

Folks, never ever give up your God-given power. He gave you the power to step on serpeants and scorpions. Even that is symbology that you have the power to overcome anything through God and with God. Pay attention to Who is in charge and who you are willing to allow drive your boat.

When you believe in things that you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain't the way
Superstition by Steve Wonder

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 8:00 a.m., EDT - Friday morning, 8/25/2006]

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

WHO IS SPENDING YOUR MONEY?

Greetings from Columbus, Ohio. Yesterday you learned about your third house cusp and who is your brother or sister in the astrologic world. Today I will teach you about your second house cusp of money! Everyone, get out your Natal Chart and look at what sign rules your second house cusp. If I wrote a Natal Chart for you then there is a page that is titled, 'The Houses'. For the Basic and Expansive Natal Charts it is usually around page 20.

When reading about 'The Houses', you must remember what each house represents. The second house rules the throat, ears, lower lip, lower jaw, and base of brain, cerebellum, cervical spine, and neck. It also rules your own resources. It describes what you value ranging from physical possessions and money, to personal self esteem and talents. This house also rules your personal earnings, bankers, budgets, money that "you" earn in your own right without the help of others, material resources, value system, monetary gains and losses, security. Other keywords include resources, both personal and financial, values and attitudes, possessions, acquisitions and prana.

The second house deals with your sense of values and how you view your own security. This house will show how you acquire money and possessions. It will also show how you spend your material resources. The house will reveal how important physical and monetary assets are in your life.

Now here is the BIG CLUE with respect to you, other people and YOUR money. The Sun Sign that rules your second house cusp are people who will help, push or tempt you to spend your money. My daughter Karmen is a Leo. One of my best friends, Renee, in San Diego is a Leo. And my sister Cis is a Leo. It would be in your best interest not to take anyone with you shopping who is your second house cusp sun sign because you will blindly spend more money when that person is with you. As far as my daughter goes, I may as well just hand her my wallet. And Renee, she knows darn Good and well that she is my second house cusp. When Renee and I would go shopping, I would end up buying socks, a belt, a purse and I would even be the one paying for lunch. "Oh I insist on buying." Renee will typically use her famous line when we are together, "Will you takes socks with that?" My sister Cis is the luckiest girl on the planet. If we would go to the Casino, she would win and I would lose. I would end up going to the ATM to get more money if she was with me. Even a Girl Scout who is a Leo sold me cookies and I bought 20 cases!

Now there is no reason to stop hanging out with your second house cusp family and friends. But there is every reason to hang on to your wallet.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 9:00 a.m., EDT - Thursday morning, 8/24/2006]

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

HE'S MY BROTHER
AND SHE'S MY SISTER

I am going to teach you something easy peasy about your Natal Chart today. There are so many really cool little self-learning tools in these Natal Charts it is just mind-blowing. Everyone get out your Natal Chart and look at what sign rules your third house cusp. If I wrote a Natal Chart for you then there is a page that is titled, 'The Houses'. For the Basic and Expansive Natal Charts it is usually around page 20.

When reading about 'The Houses', you must remember what each house represents. For the third house, it rules - the vocal chords, speech, fingers, arms, hands, shoulders, lungs and nervous system. The Third House is about communication because it is naturally ruled by Gemini. This house also rules writing, mental abilities, lower education from 1st to 12th grade, short journeys, local travel and travel within the United States. It also refers to early learning and immediate environment. The third house includes mental processes, active search for knowledge, telepathy and mental energy. Being a Gemini, I can definitely dig on the mental of me. After all, I am a MENTATOR. (winky wink)

The third house is concerned with your thought processes and how you relate to others in your formative years; which is mainly your early environment and relationships from the 12th grade on down. It deals with subjects such as writing, news, communication and speech. This is how you learn to deal with others. This house is associated with early education and basic learning. Having said all of that, then it stands to reason that when it comes to people, those who represent your formative years would be in this house. This means that siblings, friends from grades 1 through 12 and neighbors are represented here.

Later this evening I will be meeting up with my best friend "H" (Henrietta, a Virgo) in Columbus, Ohio where we will connect with our friend Jeannie (a Sagittarius). In my Natal Chart, Virgo rules my third house cusp. This means that ALL VIRGO'S are like a sibling to me. If you are a male Virgo, then I would probably have a sister/brother type relationship with you. If you are a female Virgo, then I would have a sister/sister type relationship with you. Is this cool information or what!?! I just Love this stuff! There may be some people out there saying, "Oh my Goodness, my husband/wife is on my third house cusp!" That is quite alright. This does not mean you should not be married, but it does mean that you would act and react in a tightly bonded family way. You may even have a very tight friendship.

Take "H" and I for instance, she is a Virgo. My third house cusp is ruled by Virgo, so in the Land of Astrology, she is my sister. Even when we get aggravated with each other, we respond like sisters. YIKES! Now her third house cusp is different than mine so she will have sister/brother relationships with the sign that rules HER third house, PLUS anyone out there who has a Virgo third house cusp. If you have a Gemini third house cusp, then I would be like a sister to you. Keep in mind that not all siblings get along, BUT when it comes down to it, you would lay in front of a train for each other. That is the nature of Love in the third house. It's kind of like this, "I can say something bad about my sister or brother, but don't you dare!" Aren't we humans beings just hilarious?

Throughout most of "H" and I's relationship, we have lived in different states, so the majority of the time we spend with each other is traveling within the United States. Again that is all third house rulership stuff listed in the 2nd and 3rd paragraph above. This will be the third time this year that I have seen "H" and we just find ways to connect. And because we cannot physically connect all the time, our communication is superb because we are 3rd house of communication sisters. We also chat on the phone every few days. Communication is the nature of our relationship. We do what it takes and make room for our Sister Act.

Now go out play with your sister or brother. I'm going to. And remember even if you have a spat with your third house cusp brother or sister, there is that underlying astrologic bond there that cannot be broken. Is it a past Life thing? You betcha'.

Keep in mind, even though I will be on the road, the open phone line will run as usual and all products and services including Natal Charts will be written in the usual time frame.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 10:00 a.m., EDT - Wednesday morning, 8/23/2006]

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

SURRENDERED ADMISSION

Typically when I have an awareness about myself, I will share it with my friend "H" before I unleash it to the world. I have to admit it, when I 'get it'. Last Wednesday, just before the Cathedralfete weekend I had written and posted daily horoscopes up until Sunday. Obviously, I knew I was going to be tied up with another fund-raiser, so I had to prepare in advance. When you know something in advance, it makes it difficult to make excuses. [Dont'cha think?]

After I wrote five days worth of horoscopes in one afternoon for all twelve signs, I sat back in my chair, smiled and shook my head in surrendered admission. At that exact moment, I knew what I was capable of doing. I had no excuse. I was definitely capable of writing more than I was putting out. Knowing full well that the month of August is and always will be festival season for 'the group', there was no reason why I could not be prepared in advance. It is still August and I already know this about August next year. In other words, if I can update daily horoscopes for five days for twelve signs when there is a fund-raiser, I can certainly update daily horoscopes when there is no fund-raiser. Oh, that surrendered admission!

Being that I am standing in surrendered admission, today I plan to spend the entire day writing daily horoscopes for several days in advance. Quite honestly folks, I did not think that I was capable of writing 60 daily horoscopes in one day (5 days times 12 signs), which is why I never attempted it. I may have updated horoscopes for five days in the past but I had never written all of that information in one single day. Now I know! I can do it! I can do anything if I really want to and so can you. Once you get the awareness and acknowledge the Truth of the awareness, excuses don't mean a dang thing!

Tomorrow afternoon, I will be back into trains, planes and automobiles. I will be leaving for Columbus, Ohio to meet up with my best friend "H" (Virgo) and we will meet up with our friend Jeannie (Sagittarius). After we spend some time with Jeannie, then "H" and I will drive to Chicago and spend some silly time with Katherine and Rick. Then back to Columbus to hang out with Jeannie again.

During this time, all products and services will take place in the usual fashion, just as they always are when I'm on the road. Remember, I am a communicating Gemini who keeps my writing tools, laptop, Blackberry and cell phone strapped to me on a daily basis because they are part of my everyday attire. I always say that I have the best job in the world because I can work from anywhere on the planet. It is a wonderful thing being born during the Week of Freedom [May 25 - June 2]. Couple that information with my Jupiter in Aquarius, which is THE MOST freedom Loving planet in THE MOST freedom Loving sign and you get someone like me who does not like to be told what to do, rebels when told what to do and who has butterfly wings strapped to my back. You can find the week you were born at the top of your horoscope page that says, "What week were you born?" I still have some information to list under these 'weeks' but for now, at least you will know what week you were born.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 11:00 a.m., EDT - Monday morning, 8/21/2006]

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

USE YOUR FEAR TO DRIVE YOU FORWARD

I enjoy receiving 'catch-up e-mails and phone calls' from those who I have written Natal Charts for or who I have engaged with in a reading or consult. I get a real charge out of those who use their Natal Chart and chase down their own Life. I Love Life Pursuers! Having a dream is real nice and flowery sounding but it will have more meaning if you actually do something about it.

I was chatting with a woman this morning who I had written a Natal Chart for over a year ago. It was wonderful to hear the excitement in her voice about pursuing her Life and making her Natal Chart work for her. She is definitely working it. And I firmly believe this woman will make her dream a reality. Folks, you have to make your Life work for you. I have mentioned in a previous Daily Message that I use fear to drive me forward instead of using it to hold me back.

I am the type of person who would be too afraid 'not' to do something
rather than be too afraid 'to do' something.
I use fear to drive me forward.

A few years ago my daughter Karmen (Leo) wanted to go with me to the radio station and watch while I was on-the-air broadcasting my radio show. Keep in mind, this was a LIVE broadcast that was a caller-driven show. This meant I had no idea what the callers would ask because none of the callers were screened. On this particular evening my daughter sat on the other side of the window with my producer. As the minutes rolled closer and closer to show time, I began my usual routine of taking deep breaths and rocking back and forth in my chair to calm my nerves. The closer it came to show time, the more fearful I became. My forehead began to sweat and my heart was beating like rabbit as I rocked a bit faster and breathed a bit deeper. The second hand ticked away. In the radio business, sixty seconds is a long time. As my producer held up five fingers for the countdown, I had one eye on him and one eye on the red light. When he pointed to me and the red light came on, that meant I was LIVE on-the-air. With the final deep blows of air being released from my lungs, I raised my headphones put them on my head and excitedly said, "Good evening and welcome to . . . . "

Me!

When it was time for a commercial break, Karmen came into the booth and said, "Mom, are you alright?"

"Yeah, why?" I answered.

She said, "I have never seen you that nervous. I didn't think you ever got nervous. Did you notice your hands shake when you put on your headphones? You look like you have some nervous system disorder."

I said, "Take note my Little Cubbie. I use fear to drive me forward, not to hold me back."

She replied, "Mom, you've been doing this for 5 years! And you are still that nervous?"

I answered, "Watch and learn my Little Cubbie. Now get out there and watch your momma bulldoze through a load of fear."

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 2:00 a.m., EDT - Saturday morning, 8/19/2006]

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

TO SIR WITH LOVE

YAWN! What am I doing still up? I just arrived at home from the Cathedralfete set-up and I am back out again in less than four hours at 6:00 a.m. While taking care of a few details before morning (my North Node picky Virgo), here I am sitting here listening to my favorite song in the world, "To Sir With Love" by Lulu. I Love that song! I Love the movie! And I Love Sidney Poitier! He is my absolute FAVORITE actor on the planet and the song reminds me of God and Love!

Julie and I will put that song, ["To Sir With Love" by Lulu], on repeat for 20 rounds EASY! When Julie and I listen to that song, we think about God and how he is THE Ultimate Sir! That thought alone jazzes me out of my mind. Julie and I will hold our hearts and sing loudly to SIR (God). While all the words may not seem like they match SIR (God), just stay with it and you will feel it. I Love that movie because I feel like I have transformed my Life as much as the students in the movie transformed their Life. I get it! I get Him (God)! I have definitely gone from crayons to perfume in the sense of growth here on the planet. Here I am, a child of God, sitting in gratitude right now at the end of a very long sweaty day. Close your eyes and just listen to this song as you think about SIR!

TO SIR WITH LOVE

Those schoolgirl days of telling tales
and biting nails are gone.
But in my mind I know they will still
live on and on.
But how do you thank someone who has taken you from
crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try.
If you wanted the sky I would write
across the sky in letters
that would soar a thousand feet high,
'To Sir, With Love'.
The time has come for closing books and
long last looks must end.
And as I leave I know that I am leaving
my best friend.
A friend who taught me right from wrong and
weak from strong, that's a lot to learn.
What what can I give you in return?
If you wanted the moon I would
try to make a start.
But I would rather you let me give my heart
To sir with Love

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 3:30 a.m., EDT - Thursday morning, 8/17/2006]

How much can you cram
into your Life?

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

Good grief it's early. Sometimes my daughter Karmen will call me at about this hour and ask, "Are you awake?" . . I say, "Yes" . . then she says, "Are you still awake?" Many times that answer is still, "yes". There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to my sleep habits. As long as I get my four hours logged, I'm Good to go for another day. I figure if I get to bed by 4:00 a.m., then I can be up at 8:00 a.m. and be ready to rumble.

Can you believe it is nearly September? It seems like it was just my birthday last week. Last night I was at a street festival in my neighborhood with 'the group' and celebrating one of our own's birthday (Ted, 26, who is Steve and Cherie's son) and we were reminiscing about how much fun we had this summer. Every single week there was something wonderful happening. It has already been nearly two weeks ago when Anna Banana (the judge) broke her hip at Strassenfest. Heck, as of tomorrow she will already have two weeks of healing under her belt. By the way, she is home and recovering like a champ. Thank you for the prayers.

It is just amazing how much fun has been crammed into the last two weeks! Besides the Strassenfest, a week ago Wednesday, my grandson Big Tree, my daughter Karmen and I went to see The Wiggles here in Saint Louis. This is basically a concert for little bitty kids with animated characters and four men from Australia who entertain children with songs and silly dances. We were just a few rows from the front at center stage. My daughter Karmen and I were laughing through the whole thing because it dawned on us that this was a little kid rock concert. How hilarious is that?!

And just last Saturday I took my grandson 'Big Tree' to the Aquaport for the entire day, which is a swimming park for small children near my daughter's house. It was just Big Tree and myself all day long. We had a blast! The water at the Aquaport is 9" - 2'0" and 3'6" deep throughout with slides, fountains, a lazy river and what seems like a thousand Lifeguards. Can you imagine how cute this place is with all these sweet little tiny people excited, laughing and playing? We played so hard all day long until we nearly both fell asleep on one of the lawn chairs drinking our Cherry Frosty.

The next day, which was last Sunday - Christine, David, Steve, Cherie, Monica and I went to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois. It is only a two hour drive from St. Louis. We have this silly tradition in August where we go to the Illinois State Fair every year just to see the fancy chickens (roosters). Even though our goal is to see the fancy chickens, we enjoyed seeing and watching all the farmers and their families work with their prize lambs, goats, pigs, hogs and other animals. Basically, whoever within 'the group' is available to go to the Fair piles in Cherie's van, which we call the party van or church bus, and then head out for a great time right after coffee and donuts at church. Steve, Cherie, Monica and myself are what we call the 'donut ministry' at church. Every Sunday after the 10:00 AM Mass we serve coffee and donuts to the congregation in the school cafeteria. We're people people. Huh?

Since all six of us at the Fair spent some time in our formative years around horses, we spent a larger amount of time at the horse show. My grandpa down in Cherokee (on the reservation) had a horse named 'Jake' that he let me ride. And in high school I hung out with a group of friends who went horseback riding nearly every single weekend - rain, shine, heat or cold. The horses, the stalls, the smell and the equipment sure brought back memories of grandpa and my high school friends. Now I want my own horse! Is that amazing how a smell or a sound can bring memories rushing back or simply stimulate you to want something more? Being human just fascinates the heck out of me. I get it, I don't get it, I wanna get it, I don't wanna get it. Here I go again, into wonderful agape-mode just thinking about the past two weeks. Now I'm excited just wondering what will come of this day.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 12:30 p.m., EDT - Wednesday afternoon, 8/16/2006]

JUST 'SHOW UP'

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

It is interesting how some words come to our consciousness a certain number of times in a short period of time. The past few days I have encountered the word "thoughtful", which is one of my GO words. I just Love thoughtful people and I am easily moved by kindness and thoughtfulness. My belief system says that if you are thoughtful, you 'show up'. When you 'show up' you cannot help but make that phone call to someone who may need something or you 'show up' physically at their doorstep. You do what it takes because it is the right thing to do and not because of the way it makes you feel.

Certainly we would all like to think of ourselves as being thoughtful and I know there are times when I can be thoughtless myself. I wonder, how do you feel when you know in your heart that you were thoughtless? I know how I feel when I can be thoughtless and it does not feel Good or right. I went through a time in my Life when I know that I was more thoughtless than thoughtful because everything was about me. And my thoughtlessness revealed itself through my body language, actions, reactions and style of communication. Now I have decided to just drop everything and 'show up'! I 'show up' even when I do not know what else to do.

Take for instance when someone passes and goes 'Home' to God. Often times we do not know what to do or say. Last year a friend of mine at church, her son went Home to God. Her housekeeper called me within minutes of my friend receiving the devastating news. I asked, "Who is at the house?" She said, "Just the three of us." Meaning, the housekeeper, my friend and her husband. I said, "I'm on my way" and hung up. When I arrived a few minutes later, there was still the three of them in their crushing sorrow and sadness. After the initial embrace and tears, I simply and gently said, "I don't know what to say but I'm here. Just tell me what to do." And I stayed for as long as I was needed. Sometimes folks, you just have to 'show up'.

There have been too many times in my Life when I knew someone 'needed'
and yet, I did nothing! Nothing!

Being thoughtful can be defined as being meditative, although I like to think of it as an innate knee-jerk reaction, which means you cannot help it. You just GO, which is why the word thoughtful is one of my GO words. Keep in mind that thoughtlessness is also an innate knee-jerk reaction that obviously needs to be changed. There should be no meditation at all when you are thoughtful because it should be instinctive. Thoughtlessness turns me off like a like switch.

Several years ago I was on a date with this man with a group of his friends at a local pub. When the waitress came by to check our drinks, he placed an appetizer order for himself. After the waitress left, he turned to me and said, "Did you want something?" I'll give you five seconds to guess how many more times I went out with him! I received the message loud and clear why I had to experience that scene with him. Obviously I needed to learn about being thoughtful or else the thoughtless behavior would not have been reflected back to me through him. The message was received, the lesson was learned and here I am talking to you.

Folks, before you begin contemplating and criticizing the 'level of thought' within others, I challenge you to look at your own thoughtless behaviors and make the adjustments where necessary.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 11:00 a.m., EDT - Tuesday morning, 8/15/2006]

THE UPCOMING WEEKEND

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

Being that I am a Gemini ('The Thinker' of the zodiac) because our motto is "I think, therefore I AM", my brain will get a wonderful dose of thinking accomplished week. This will be an interesting week for me, not so much because of what I need to complete, but how much time I have to complete it. Having said that, I apologize for the delay in posting your daily horoscopes.

The Thinker

In a previous Daily Message I wrote about this being a busy month for me with regard to several fund-raisers that I am involved in. This weekend is the Cathedralfete at my church here in St. Louis and I am the chairperson for the event. We begin planning this event in February and now that it is 'crunch time', I just get more and more excited. Hey! It's a party and I'm a Gemini chairing the party! Actually this is when we celebrate the Feast of Saint Louis who is our city's namesake. The majority of the committee members are my friends from 'the group', so here we all go again into another long weekend. Thank God we all get along. Well . . we have our moments.

Throughout all this contemplation of my South Node in Pisces, I have realized that I cannot ignore you. That would mean ignoring my North Node. Remember, I have my North Node in Virgo, which is the 6th house of daily routine, work, health, in-service. I realize that no matter what I do, where I am at or who I am with, I should always stand in my North Node. I should always strive to be 'in service' to you because in a sense, you are all my North Node in Virgo. I GET IT! There is a reason why this page is called "Daily Message" because it reflects my North Node in Virgo of "daily routine and regimen". There is always . . ALWAYS . . a method to my madness. Which is another reason why I MUST write to you every day. It is routine and regimen. The word 'daily' is Virgo-ish and the word 'message' is Gemini-ish. See how all of this works?

While it is certainly a lot of fun and very rewarding to be involved in fund-raisers, my South Node seems to be taking over this month. I do understand that I still have to stand in my North Node and be there for you. Remember, the North Node is our future and where we should continually strive to end up. Having said that, I stand firmly in my North Node, although the phone line will be open this evening for only two hours instead of the usual three hours. See the posted time at the top of this website. Even though it will be a week of juggling, I will continue to be available for you with the exception of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

With regard to any products on this site. All Natal Charts, Feng Shui Products, my book and Tsalagi Bath Salts must be ordered before Midnight Thursday, August 18th. If you do not place your order by Midnight Thursday, I will not be able to write your Natal Chart until Monday, August 21st and I will be not be able to mail any products until Monday, August 21st because I will be planted on the church grounds from dawn until the wee hours. All downloadable products such as the TYS e-Course and the downloadable copy of my book, "And Who Are You?" will still be available without waiting until Monday. Downloadable products are available all the time.

Also, there will be no consults or readings scheduled this coming Friday or Saturday. As usual, there are never any consults, readings or open phone line times on Sunday's for my own personal Sabbath reasons. For all you Catholics out there, just a gentle reminder that today is a Holy Day for us.

MOST IMPORTANTLY -- Please remember, as always, if at any time you find yourself in a sad or desperate space and need to make a call to me when the phone line is closed or on Sunday's, then you just dial that phone and make that call. I will call you back promptly. I have been there and I do understand.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 10:00 a.m., EDT - Monday morning, 8/14/2006]

THERE IS NO 'TRY'

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

I am definitely a word person. I just Love words! I Love to make them up and use them in funky descriptive ways. Both of my sisters, Ahinawake and Cis, are the same way. We are three girls that will still use the word 'groovey' just because we can. (winky wink girls)

As you may remember from a previous Daily Message that I wrote on the word 'potential', there are some words that just drive me bonkers. We often use words without even taking into consideration what they mean. The word 'try' is right up there on my unappreciated word list. When I am in a consult with someone and they say to me, "I'll try" . . then I can just about count on them not doing what we just discussed. Try actually means that you will not do it. Think about it. It does not involve a committment. When you tell a friend that you will 'try to make it' or you 'will try to call' then you do not have to commit. One time, I challenged a client to give up her cable TV for financial purposes. She said, "I'll try." Now tell me, do you think she gave it up?

Basically, try means "No."

Try is actually an 'attempt' but it is not success. Let's not sugar-coat the word 'try'. We have to push past the attempt in order to reach success. That is why you have to be relentless in your pursuit. If you are not going to be relentless then why should the Universe take you seriously and give you what you desire if you are just going to try? Certainly, you may undertake an endeavor (and that's real nice), but you still do not 'have to' push yourself to overcome or succeed. I Love the word 'relentless' because it does not get tired. Think of Lance Armstrong . . he's relentless! Steve Fossett . . he's relentless! Ellen MacArthur . . she's relentless! Jennifer Lopez . . she's relentless! Warren Macdonald. . he's relentless! Think about the relentless personalities in your own Life. Those who overcome illness, tragedy and destruction. They are relentless.

There is no try!

Relentless is one of my 'GO' words. The word 'try' is on my list of 'STOP' words. Trying allows you room to make excuses and shift blame if you do not 'make it' or 'succeed' in whatever you were 'trying' to do. I acknowledge that I have even used the word 'try' on you with regard to posting horoscopes by a certain time. Prayerfully I will be the first to call me on my stuff before someone else does. :)

Folks, I do not wish to be too cold here with my Capricorn Moon, but let's face it, try means you have NOT done it. Now I understand where someone out there tried to climb Mt. Everest and did not make it. I get that. But there is also someone like Warren Macdonald who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with no legs. I neither had the thought, inclination or desire to climb a mountain because a physical mountain was not my mountain to climb (although I am certainly open to the idea). I have other mountains to climb (symbolically). It's the same thing folks! But here we go again. If you tried and did not do it, then it still means, you did not do it. Sure let's give credit where credit is due for the attempt, but you know and I know that this Daily Message is not in reference to comparing ourselves to anyone else's feat. There is no comparison to you and me because we are separate individuals.

Let's tighten this topic to a smaller scale. My belief system says this -- If I cannot 'commit' to something small, then how I can commit to something big? The nutshell is this -- I have to to 'commit' myself in order to overcome 'try'. Heck, I 'try' all the time and it ticks me off. I cannot stand 'trying' because I want results. I tell myself, "Come on Loretta, either do it or not. There is no try! You will either do it or not. Are you committed?!?! Then do it!" . . . Now that's the dialogue inside my Gemini cogwheel-churning head.

Commit or try - it's your choice!

  • Some people have to overcome lying
  • Some people have to overcome alcoholism
  • Some people have to overcome cheating
  • Some people have to overcome stealing
  • Some people have to overcome anger
  • Some people have to overcome forgiveness
  • Some people have to overcome over-spending
  • Some people have to overcome adultery
  • Some people have to overcome sexual addiction
  • Some people have to overcome drug addiction
  • Some people have to overcome pettiness
  • Some people have to overcome gossip
  • Some people have to overcome selfishness
  • Some people have to overcome weight issues
  • Some people have to overcome smoking
  • Some people have to overcome lack of confidence
  • Some people have to overcome a lack of responsibility

I was talking to a young woman the other day when about thirty seconds into the conversation my intuition picked up that this young woman was not working hard enough. I was certain of it. I challenged her on this and back came the phrase, "I'm trying." Oh . . Whoa . . now those of you who I have chatted with know that I am a straight talker and I will hand over the reality check right now. Today! My belief system also says if you call me or have a consult with me, then you want answers and you are ready for a gal like me. Hey! I am a word person and it takes words to talk. That's the Gemini master communicator for 'ya. As this young woman and I moved forward in the conversation, she realized that she was in fact 'trying' and I definitely called her on it. It was great and she realized that she was not pushing hard at all. She had more than enough "UMPF" in her to get to the place that she desired to be. I Love that 2 by 4 right up side the head.

Me? I want more than light bulbs going off in my head. I want the 2 by 4 (WHACK!) up against the side of my head type-of-awakening so that I change instantaneously. Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 2:00 a.m., EDT - Saturday morning, 8/12/2006]

People Who Teach Me About Me

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

I will be the first to admit, I have chose some really interesting people to teach me about me. Kick back in your chair and think about all of your interesting teachers. It is definitely worth the kick back. Think about all of those wonderful, not-so-wonderful, strange and psychodelic personalities that you voluntarily chose to teach you, about you. It is a fascinating thought. What if we all decided to entertain the lesson from each one of those personalities that we voluntarily chose to invite into our Life? Remember - we chose them! We said "yes" to the connection.

This personality contemplation is not just about your former romantic relationships, it includes all of your connections such as family, co-workers, neighbors, friends, children and strangers. Yesterday I mentioned a long-term relationship I once had where I was just downright miserable. Now I do not believe for one second that he wasn't completely miserable with me too. Are you kidding me? I get it! I get the reason why our soul's had to mate up for as long as they did and I also get why they had to disconnect. I have also mentioned in a previous Daily Message that I have been married twice in my early 20's and I understand those connections as well. I also understand that I really did not need to get married in order to learn the lessons. But I did. Oh the hindsight!

I challenge each and every one of you to look at all your relationships and grab the lesson that will teach you, more about you, through them. What about the dramatic co-worker? What about the challenging parent? What about the difficult child? What about the loud or nosey neighbor? What about the black sheep of the family sibling? What about the bizarre stranger? What about the chaotic friend? What about the angry ex? What about the lying spouse?

What about them? Turn the experience around to you and what did it teach you, about you? The all inclusive answer does not work here. Meaning, if you say, "Well I learned never to trust men?" That is an all inclusive answer and certainly is not fair to all men. The question remains, "What did you learn about YOU through that person?" The question is about you, not them. If you learned something, you should always be a better person for it.

I have had many colorful personalities come in and out of my Life over 45 years and I am grateful for each and every one of them. Considering what I learned, I would not give back one single connection. I would do it all again to be and know who I am today. Through all the bumps and bruises along my spiritual progression path, I have learned how to Love - revere God - be bold in the name of Jesus - show respect - embrace confidence - reveal my nature - seek adventure - forgive completely - ask for forgiveness - take a chance - try something new - become healthier - respect authority - take responsibility - self-discipline - self-correct - self-monitor - type faster - walk slower - listen more - talk less - handle money appropriately - live alone - be independent - show up - trust - remain patient - have fun - use my intuition - break the silence - get the chip off my shoulder - tame my ego - tell the Truth - live my dream - be a Good sport - get organized - share my Life - show compassion - play nice - be gentle - let go - release guilt - laugh more - get involved - stand up for myself - defend the defensiveless - be benevolent - show kindness - smile and mean it - work hard - play more - confront a fear - be thankful - say "thank you" - trust myself - make a committment - ask for help - calm my spirit - stand up straight - work alone - be a better mother - be a better daughter - be a better sister - be a better cousin - be a better aunt - be a better friend - and be a better soulmate.

Naturally there is so much more I could list and so much more to improve upon what I have already learned. Thinking of the above list, in my mind and heart I have matched one person to each lesson I listed. And believe me, some of those lessons were not pretty as I was learning them. It hurt; it hurt bad. Now - I sit here in wonderful and appreciative agape-mode that I chose so many interesting and colorful personalities to show me who I was, who I am and who I can become.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 12:00 p.m., EDT - Friday afternoon, 8/11/2006]

Are You Ready For the Moon in Aries?

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Well you better get ready folks because Saturday and Sunday the Moon is in Aries and it is time to start something brand spankin' NEW! Aries is the 1st sign of the zodiac and represents NEW BEGINNINGS! which is why Aries is so wonderful at creating and starting new projects. Now an Aries finishing those projects is another story. (winky wink)

Tomorrow Mercury finally goes back to normal and we get a Moon in Aries on both Saturday and Sunday. After this whole Mercury Retrograde thing, I certainly learned a lot about me. Even though I KNOW that retrograde motion is merely an illusion, it sure as heck derailed me a few times where I have hung out deeply in the bottomless pit of my South Node.

It is pretty obvious that my attention span was cut rather short, wouldn't you say? I tend to admit my shortcomings as fast as I can so that I can get on with bigger, better and more. I have done everything except pay attention to my North Node in Virgo (6th house of health, routine and daily work), which reflects not only in myself but in my lack of paying attention to YOU as well! WOW WEE I have learned a lot about me and I'm always interested in me! (winky wink) You may have also noticed that I have a new found energy? I almost feel like me again.

I nearly have your weekend horoscopes complete and ready to post. A few of the signs are already posted for the weekend. Since the Moon is in Aries, I have a clear idea of what I will begin NEW! tomorrow. And also something that I will begin NEW! on Sunday. It's a personal thing that will make me a better me. Remember, I want God to look at me and say, "THAT'S MY KID!"

Folks, you can use this Aries Moon to get yourself out of a bad situation and start something NEW! You can use this Aries Moon to begin a new health plan, a new business or even a new relationship. As I stated in a previous daily message, I even used the Aries Moon to end a 12-year relationship because I wanted a new Life. Once my astrologer told me that the Moon in Aries was the day to pull the plug, I had all the nerve in the world to confront the relationship that made me so incredibly miserable. And I mean miserable folks! Not one day went by that I did not cry out of sadness and just being plain miserable. If you find yourself in a miserable relationship, just remember folks, miserable is not Love! You cannot rationalize miserable.

You can use this Aries Moon to change your mind about a new career. Guess what? When I decided to close my clinic and start turning in the direction of YOU, I began the process during the Aries Moon. Oh yeah! Since Mercury is now back to normal and we are all thinking more clearly, take advantage of this Moon in Aries energy. And I mean TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!

If you choose to end an old pattern or habit, then choose to see it as a NEW BEGINNING! Now get out there and practice being YOU!

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

Click here to read Friday's daily message titled, Self-Interested and Self-Absorbed People and then check out the Spiritual Progression Path on the home page. You can always click on my head in the top left corner on any page of this site to get back to the Home Page.

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 10:00 a.m., EDT - Thursday morning, 8/10/2006]

Self-Interested
and Self-Absorbed People

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Yippee! There are so many more people interested in who they are than I have ever experienced on this website. This is so cool and I am so happy for all of you who are chasing down yourself. Huh? Who could be more fascinating to you than YOU? Okay besides Jesus in my personal Life, but other than Him?

Seriously folks, you live inside you and that in and of itself is a fascinating and mind-boggling thought. You know that you, are you, inside of you. It's like there are two of you. There is your physical humanness on the outside of you that you show everyone else and your spirit on the inside of you, that you know to be you. You know this! Think about how exciting it is to put the puzzle of you together and learn how you operate about the planet among other people trying to do the same. Like I always say, "We are are stumbling, tripping and slobbering all over ourselves just trying to figure it all out." (winky wink)

Can you see why I said the other day that being me captivates me? This is not meant in such a negative self-absorbed tone as it may sound, but yet it is meant in a self-absorbed tone to learn about me so that I can receive God's stamp of approval. I'm all about The Man and His approval. I want to use my Life in the way that God imaged and purposed me to be. I Love trying to figure it all out. You have no idea how many times I say to God, "Okay God, now what?" :)

You were Created in God's Imagination. God imagined you in a certain way and created you in THAT imaged way. And BOOM here you are! Since He imaged us according to His imagination, why in the world are we trying to be someone that we are not? It's craziness! You are His wonderful and exquisite creation. God made you! Do you hear how wonderful and exciting that Truth sounds? Folks, if you believe in God, it really does not get any better than that. How could it? God created you for a deliberate reason. You are not an accident. God does not slip up or do anything accidentally. You were created on purpose. You are on purpose! You are here because you are supposed to be here.

As self-interested and self-absorbed as we all are, why are we always trying to figure out someone else, such as our boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse? Could it be that we are all interested in someone else because we want our relationship with them to benefit ourselves? Do you hear how manipulative that sounds? Oh come on, we do it and have done it over and over again. Look, let's just admit it. We are all self-absorbed and self-interested but why are we doing the opposite of what we should be doing with this self-fascination? It is the same as when we absorb ourselves in our South Node instead of our North Node. I can say 'don't do it' over and over again with regard to the South Node and yet, that is exactly what most people will want to know and fascinate themselves with learning.

If you are going to be self-absorbed and self-interested, then do this in a way that makes you a better person. And for Goodness sake - stay out of other people's business, especially if you do not know your own business. As long as you are nosing around in other people's business, then you are not paying attention to your own. Then your Life can really become whacked out! In a really bizarre self-destructive way, this type of self-absorbed behavior in other people's business is a form of negative self-interest. Turn it around to figuring out why you would be more interested in knowing about someone else than yourself.

The more you interest yourself in you, as God imagined and created you, the easier it will be to figure out who you are and what you are suppose to be doing with your Life. Your Life is really all about God and not about you at all. You are for His glory, not your own. As I have stated before, while you are walking along your spiritual progression path, if you are having a conversation with doubt and fear, then you are NOT having a conversation with God. You are having a conversation with the negative force that seeks to derail you off your purposed path. Pay attention to your internal dialogue and know who you are talking to. It is THAT conversation which will get you started on being the person that God purposed you to be.

I want God to look at me and say, "THAT'S MY KID!" Now get out there and practice being YOU!

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 2:00 a.m., EDT - Wednesday morning, 8/9/2006]

THE NORTH AND SOUTH NODE
ARE OPPOSITE

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Playing off yesterday's Daily Message, I am going to start giving you opposite examples of the North and South Node. To start this whole opposite thing off, remember that my North Node is in Virgo and my South Node is in Pisces. So someone with the opposite nodes of me would have North Node Pisces and South Node Virgo. ooooh, and guess what? Pisces and Virgo are opposing signs! So instead of repeating what clearly isn't working for you, then turn around and go in the opposite direction. That would be toward your North Node where your 'cup will runneth over'.

The North Node is, "The Cup Runneth Over"
The South Node is, "The Bottomless Pit"

My girlfriend Renee [pictured below] who lives in San Diego has graciously given me permission to use her Nodes as the example today, which are opposite of mine. Renee is one of my best friends and we met when she worked as the Office Manager in my former clinic. When Renee came to work for me, it seemed safe to assume that her employment would be long term, until I decided to close the clinic and pursue what I am doing now. Renee had aspirations to become a personal trainer and was quite Good at it but somehow it just never worked out. Well guess what folks, it is because she has a South Node Virgo (health). It is no wonder that her job with me was short term and her personal training jobs were also short term.

Me!

When Renee told me that she was moving to San Diego I was so happy for her because I knew she would do very well in California because her Sun line ran right through Southern California. [We will discuss astro mapping on another Daily Message.] Renee is a Leo and it just so happens that Leo rules the 5th house of stage, drama and theater. While it is commonly thought that Leo is the most dramatic sign of the zodiac, it is actually Pisces that is THE MOST dramatic sign. Pisces puts on Academy Award winning performances because they are so compassionate and sensitive that drama and 'acting out' come natural to them. I would not say Renee was a drama queen by any stretch, as in always having a crisis, but she is definitely theatrical, comical, stylish and confident.

Now having said that she is a North Node Pisces with a Leo Sun, I keep telling her to get into acting classes, modeling or something where she shines on stage. Interesting enough, Renee is a hip hop dancer and has been pursuing dance quite heavily. Actually I think she could land a role in a commercial, video or a movie without trying. Renee does not need to be a back-up dancer, she needs to be out front. When she first began pursuing dance, she easily earned a scholarship at the dance studio where she takes classes. Even better, she has Jupiter in her 10th house of career. Jupiter is expansive, huge and abundant energy. Heck! Oprah has Jupiter in her 10th house of career.

Now let's take this one 'step' further. Pisces rules the feet, toes and physical pain. Even though I have a South Node Pisces and danced in my younger years, my feet ache non-stop everyday. I have even had my toes operated on three separate times and have a huge scar on my right ankle from a bike injury. Even though I still enjoy moving my feet and dancing every day to Elton John's Grey Seal, Renee can actually make money dancing. After all, her North Node is in Pisces (feet) in the 2nd house of money! Renee's South Node is in Virgo (colon) and she worked in my clinic where I did colonic irrigations. Her employment was short term since I decided to move on, which forced her to move on.

See how this works! Play up everything that is your North Node and everything that is ruled by that sign. Now if I can just get Renee to move to Hollywood and pursue her dancing, modeling or acting, I think we could easily see her one day on a television comedy series on a show like "Friends" or something of that sort.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

[Posted 12:00 p.m., EDT - Tuesday afternoon, 8/8/2006]

BRING ME A PIG!

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

The North and South Node can be rather tricky when trying to figure them out. Just remember, they are completely opposite of each other. That's it! If I have written a Natal Chart for you, then you should have at least two pages of information on the North Node and two pages of information on South Node. The North and South Node are not a cluster or collection of planets. The North Node is actually a point at which the orbit of the Moon crosses the ecliptic from South to North latitude. This is why you should always migrate toward your North Node. The South Node is merely the opposite of the North Node. Easy Peasy! The North Node is favorable. The South Node is unfavorable.

My North Node is in the 2nd house, but VERY close to my 3rd house. And my South Node is in my 8th house, but VERY close to my 9th house. Considering the degree of placement of my Nodes, I must consider all houses (the 2nd, 3rd, 8th and 9th houses) when I read my Natal Chart. If you have a North Node in your 2nd house like me, then you MUST learn how to make money in your own right. You must get creative and learn how to 'earn' and 'use' money yourself. A North Node in the 2nd house challenges a person to become possibly an entrepreneur and become more responsible with money. A person with a North Node in the 2nd house typically cannot stand making money for other people. In other words, you would probably lose money working for someone else. That is because the South Node is in the 8th house of other people's money.

Consider what I did this past weekend with respect to fund-raising. This is NOT charity work. It is fund-raising, which is not always about charity but about an organization that needs money. The group I hang with raises money in order to help fund education in the City of St. Louis. That is what we do. Now consider my North Node in the 2nd house but ever so near the 3rd house of 'lower education 1st through 12th grade'. It is no wonder I would get involved in lower education type of issues. Then consider my South Node in the 8th house and ever so near the 9th house of 'higher education college and beyond'. All one has to do is look at my biography and see that I was severely out of control for a while getting certified in everything under the Sun. Lower education was a breeze for me and higher education made me maniacal. Even though I kept going to school and taking courses on the weekend and summers, I still felt like it was not enough and that I was lacking in brain power. It was a bottomless pit until I finally accepted that I did know more than enough and it was okay. I could stop going to school and yet I still have a burning desire to go back. Keep in mind if I do, it will take me away from my North Node and from being 'in-service' to you.

My North Node in Virgo is about being 'in-service' to others. It is about being 'in-service' in health because Virgo rules the 6th house of health. My South Node in Pisces is the most compassionate and sensitive placement. I continually have to be conscious of the big "S" on my forehead where I could easily fall for the sob story. Considering that my South Node is in Pisces, I would have a tendency to give away the 'fish' instead of 'teaching someone to fish'. There is a big difference between being blindly charitable and being 'in-service'.

When I still had the women's clinic, there was a certain percentage of my patients that I decided would get free care because they simply could not afford it. I made an agreement with these patients that said, "You must bring me a pig and a monetary exchange of chi'." This meant they had to bring me something of material possession; I would in turn give it to a charity. They also had to bring me a form of U.S. money, meaning a handful of change or a dollar bill. If the Spirit moved them to give more, that would be fine. The so called 'pig' was meant to help them recognize that there were people in worse financial shape than them. Interestingly enough, only one patient brought their 'pig' only one time. That's it! And none of the patients brought me a monetary exchange of chi'. Even more, they would miss their appointments without calling or they would show up late without calling.

When I told my astrologer about this he said, "When will you learn Butterfly. [He always called me Butterfly.] It's your South Node in compassionate Pisces and you will be taken advantage of by them when you do this. The only way these patients will respect you and more importantly, their own health, is if you charge them. You have North Node in Virgo (health, hygiene and nutrition) and they want YOU to treat them. It is for their own Good. Be 'in-service' to them and charge them just like everyone else. They will not leave and they will get well."

And so I did. Can you see how my Nodes affect both my 2nd house of money and 8th house of other people's money as well as, the 3rd house of lower education and the 9th house of higher education? Not to mention everything that Virgo and Pisces represent. Keep studying yourself and I will give you more on Nodes tomorrow.

Also, remember that the Transit and Progression Reports are personal horoscopes according to your birth information. These Transit and Progression Reports are incredibly accurate and should be considered daily. Keep in mind the daily horoscopes on this site are written 'in general' for an entire population of people in one sign. It is impossible to consider everyone's birthday in a particular sign. If you are looking for daily horoscopes tailored to your birth information, then the Transit and Progression Reports are what you need. After ordering, I will ask that we have a 10 - 15 minute conversation so that I can teach you how to use even challenging days to your advantage. Cool huh?

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

[Posted 2:00 p.m., EDT - Monday afternoon, 8/7/2006]

BACK TO WORK!

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

First I want to say thank you for taking it easy on me the past three days with e-mails and phone calls. My phone barely rang and I had maybe 10 e-mails to answer this morning. Our fund raiser was absolutely spectacular! We had a great time with only a few scrapes, scratches and ugly bruising, yet sad to say we had one serious injury. Anna, the judge was seriously injured Friday morning when she tripped over a Jaegermeister balloon cable that was staked to the ground. She crash landed on her side and broke her hip. Anna is tough (she has to be since she is a judge) and she took the pain like a trooper. A State Trooper! She had surgery Saturday morning and came through with flying colors. Hmmmmm . . Maybe that was the anesthesia making her fly like that.

Me!

This picture was taken at Julie's house this past Spring on a night that ran way tooooo late. We are a group of friends that actually need adult supervision. Pictured from left to right: First row - Steve and his wife Cherie, who never has her eyes open for pictures. Second row - Christine and Julie. Last row is Anna, the judge. I did not spray my hair blue that night because I already have blue black hair. (winky wink)

Everyone calls Anna "Judge" or we call her "Anna Banana", just because it rhymes with Anna. So Friday afternoon Cherie and I broke away from the pack and went to visit Anna at the hospital. We thought we would be cute and each walk in with a banana. Kind of poking fun at the hip injury as if Anna, tripped on a banana and landed on her fanna. Get it? Anyway, we walk in with a banana and there she was laying there eating a banana. It was hilarious. I guess it's another one of those I guess you had to be there things.

Jim and Deb Faughn

Anyway, will you all do 'the judge' a gargantuan favor. Will you please pray for her speedy and wonderful recovery? Interestingly enough, two other friends, Jim and Debbie (pictured below) just sold their house because they are going to live their Life long dream of sailing the Caribbean and living on their boat for six years. Just because they can. How cool it is to see people actually drop everything to live their dream. So last Thursday Jim and Debbie moved in with 'the judge' until they leave next month to hit the water for two years. The next day, boom, 'the judge' breaks her hip. Now she has live-in assistance. Is that just DPT (Divine Perfect Timing) or what? Somehow, it all has to be Good.

I'm all rested and ready to update the horoscopes this afternoon and give you all my undivided attention and teach you more about the North and South Node. I have so much to say and all of cyberspace to say it.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

[Posted 6:00 a.m., EDT - Friday morning, 8/4/2006]

THE LONGEST WEEKEND OF MY YEAR!

AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

At the end of this Daily Message I will not be available until Monday morning and even that may not look that great!. Yesterday afternoon about 4:30 pm began the longest weekend of my year. We ('the group') have our biggest fund-raiser this weekend at the St. Louis Strassenfest. If you are in the St. Louis area, come on downtown to the Strassenfest and look for the biggest tent near the main stage. We are called the "Benevolent Society". We raise money and then give it to St. Louis area city schools, public or private, whichever school has the most need. Just look for the gigantic tent with all the German flags.

It all began yesterday afternoon when Me, Christine and The Judge (Anna because she is a Judge in real Life) unloaded a monster truck by ourselves. It was really ugly. Oh you know the rest of 'the group' finally showed up after we were finished. (winky wink) It's like that in every group isn't it? HA! Needless to say, I will not be available if anyone calls because I will not be able to hear you with all the music in the background. As usual, I always have my BB (Blackberry) and all e-mails come directly to me about 15 minutes after you send them. Hey! I'm the Gemini communicator, what can I say. I'm addicted to gadgetry.

I will be out until the wee hours and then up again early in the morning. At this point, I am hopeful that I can get the horoscopes posted this weekend late tonight. Gotta run . . Christine will be honking that horn in about 3 seconds!

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Posted 9:00 a.m., EDT - Thursday morning, 8/3/2006]

SELF-STUDY YOUR
NORTH AND SOUTH NODE

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Yesterday I received an abundance of e-mails on where my readers can find more information on the North and South Node. HEY! I am giving you a plethora of information here that you cannot get anywhere else! I also received a lot e-mails from people suggesting that I write a book on the subject. This website is a book and it is FREE. Folks, you are getting first hand information right here FOR FREE that will always be archived on this website. I know there are a group of people who learn something from me and then head out Googling the information I just taught them. I know the type. My astrologer warned me about people like me. (winky wink) Actually, he did! Mr. Seers (may God rest his soul) would teach me something and then warn me not to go scurrying around trying to find the information he just taught me. He knew my curious Gemini mind very well. Mr. Seers taught me in simplistic language and most importantly, taught me to APPLY the information.

If you are one of those people who have bought one Natal Chart after another, yet still do not apply or use the information, then you will continue to chase your tail. You have to apply the information. Believe me, there is nothing more fascinating than YOU! I'll tell you, quite honestly, I am just completely captivated by me. HAHA! I get a kick out of me and sit in my agape-wonderment-mode thinking, "Why did I do that?! . . AGAIN!" The North and South Node will answer that question. I baffle me! If you are one of those people buying up charts from several different websites looking for that one answer, I want you to know that I have absolutely no trouble telling you like it is and what you need to do. Now whether you do it or not is a whole other 'ear of wax'. Remember, astrology is NOT forecasting because you have free will. You can take the negative or positive aspects of any planet and use it. You can follow your South Node, which is the drain and bottomless pit, or you can just focus on the North Node and watch your cup runneth over.

The North and South Node is a self-study course that only you can teach you. You are the only one who has lived your Life, so only you will truly know how the Nodes have affected you. This whole Nodal thing is easier than you think. Refrain from over-thinking the Nodes. Just like I have written into your Natal Chart, the South Node is your past and represents what you have already done. The South Node is 'been there done that!' The North Node is your future. It is what you will already be Good at because you have experience backing you up. Do not be afraid of trying on your North Node because you will automatically be Good at it.

As you begin your self-study of your North and South Node, I caution you NOT to get caught up in chasing down your South Node. It is such a drain and designed to keep you from researching your North Node. I can say this until I am blue in the face, but the power of its gravitational pull is so strong that there is nothing I can say or do. You have to find out for yourself. Let's put it this way, as long as you are hung up on researching your South Node, then you are not doing anything about your North Node.

As you begin to learn more about your Nodes, just stick with the Sun Sign that they are in rather than than the house they are in to get you started. If you try to learn too much too soon, then you will only get confused. It's really easier than you think. For instance, my North Node is in Virgo. So what I should do is look up which house Virgo naturally rules and then read all about that house and anything that Virgo rules. Virgo naturally rules the 6th house. In every single Natal Chart that I write, I include a section called 'The Houses' and it tells you what that house rules. You better believe, the 6th house is my most important house because Virgo rules it. Actually, I do not even have any planets in my 6th house, but it is THAT important because my North Node is in Virgo (6th house rulership). My North Node in Virgo actually sits in a different house, but I will deal with that subject another time.

The Sixth House information would include the following in my Natal Chart. When you read the information, then focus on it and do it. Easy Peasy!

This house rules the solar plexus (midriff), bowels, colon, intestines and abdomen. This is exactly why I purposefully performed colonic irrigations in my clinic because Virgo rules it. If Virgo did not rule it, I would have not been drawn to it. Bowel problems are something I have never had and probably never will. I would have made an awesome Gastroenterologist or Proctologist. (No kidding!) When I do anything, especially in business, it is best that I do it when the Moon is in Virgo.

The Sixth House is about day to day life. This house also rules daily life, routine, health, hygiene, food, work, employees, service, skills, servants, small animals, clothing and sickness. It is about the service you give and your habits. Virgo is a very regimented, detailed, perfectionistic and methodical sign. This Gemini is much more compulsive than I have shared with you. That story line will be shared on another day. This next statement is not to toot my own horn, but those with their North Node in Virgo make the best doctors because they naturally rule health and hygiene. You always want your doctor to have a North Node in Virgo. A doctor with their North Node in Virgo will even be right on accident. I will never forget my astrologer telling me this information and how he pushed me to stand in my North Node. He told me exactly what my patients and clients would want from me . . . so that's what I deliver. And I know that YOU want ME to tell YOU exactly what you need to know, which is another reason why I do not sugar-coat during readings or consults. I stand in my North Node. If you look at what the Sixth House rules, it also explains why I am always 'in service' to others. Lately, I have just been applying this wrong and being more South Node Pisces than North Node Virgo.

Other keywords include: daily routine, working environment, skills, pets, animals and service. This house is very concerned with being in service to others. The matters concerned here revolve around work and health. Any duties, mundane tasks and practical responsibilities are the concerns of this house. Also relations with employees and coworkers, as well as, your degree of health and fitness will be revealed here. Again daily routine is part of my Life and I am incredibly rigid. SURPRISE! I always say the reason why I am so organized is so that I can do more. I do not EVER want to waste my time looking for my keys. I am always on time. Actually, I am early! I cannot stand people who are late through their own fault because then it compromises me and my freedom. I do not like anyone messing with my freedom and making me wait for them, especially without calling. Not this gal; I will leave without you. Tardiness will tick me off faster than anything on the planet. Granted there may be extenuating circumstances but rarely is this the case for chronic late people. When I call you for a consult, you better believe I will call you on time because all of my clocks are set to the world clock down to the second. Oh yes, I am definitely rigid. And bad service . . oh I can't stand bad service, which is why I am set on giving you Good customer service.

Now your 'Homework' is to study your North Node. Take the Sun Sign that your North Node is in and then study the house that your Sun Sign rules. That is where you begin.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

[Posted 10:30 a.m., EDT - Wednesday morning, 8/2/2006]

MOVING THROUGH MY SOUTH NODE
IN AUGUST

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Here we go folks! We have hit the month of August and you going are to witness me moving through my South Node this entire month. Let's see how I handle it. The impact of my South Node in my Natal Chart did not really hit me until yesterday when I was talking to my best friend "H" [Henrietta] on the telephone. [pictured below] We were catching up with each other as we do every few days because she lives in the D.C. area, so connecting regularly by phone is part of our friendship. 'H' always has a smile in her voice and she has this way of sliding in a comment that is gentle and soft, yet at the same time goes right for the jugular. Toward the end of our conversation I found myself grabbing my chest, checking my throat for blood loss and feeling as though I needed a medic.

Me!

Now back to my South Node. Remember, the South Node is the drain in your chart, just like a drain in your sink. Go turn the water on in your sink and just watch how the water just flows right through. There is no rubber stopper folks! The South Node is the hole in your chart. No matter how much energy you put into that South Node, anything you put into it will fall right through. In other words, no matter what you do, you cannot fill up the drain or the hole. If I have written a Natal Chart for you, I have called this the 'bottomless pit'. The North Node is where your 'cup runneth over'. The North Node is the exact opposite.

The placement of my 'South Node in Pisces' sits on the cusp of the 9th house; therefore, I pick up energy from the 8th house and the 9th house. My 'North Node is in Virgo' and sits on the cusp of the 3rd house; therefore, I pick up energy from the 2nd and 3rd house. Now keep in mind that 'H' is my North Node (a Virgo), which is why I pay very close attention when she speaks to me. I was telling 'H' about all of the fund raisers that I have coming up during the month of August. This weekend 'the group' I hang with here in St. Louis has a huge fund raiser at Strassenfest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then on August 19th I am the chairperson of the biggest one day fund raiser at my church for the third year in a row. I was telling 'H' how my astrologer (may God rest his soul) strictly told me NOT to give money to charities because I will not be able to stop and that I would run out of money. I never forgot that statement.

I went on to tell 'H' how involving myself in all these fund raisers is pulling me away from my work. Then 'H' said to me in that sweet and gentle voice, "And you are still losing money."

"Whoa," I said as I grabbed my chest and then checked my throat for blood. 'H' has the absolute cutest laugh and I'm sure she was rolling on the floor in tickled laughter as I was looking in the mirror checking the depth of the cut. I said to her as she was still laughing, "There is this saying that goes like this --> Good friends will stab you in the front."

Folks my South Node will always be there. A sad sorrowful story will always tug at my heart because of the Pisces influence. Pisces is THE MOST compassionate, charitable and sensitive sign of the zodiac. Now connect that information with my drain (South Node) and it is as if I cannot quit giving of my time. And time as we know it in the Land of Business is . . . MONEY! I do and over-do in this area of charitable causes. And I also did it in my former clinic with charitable cases until I stopped that out of control train. I'll share that story tomorrow. I could go on and on about fund raisers and my Life as the South Node sits on my 9th house of philanthropy.

So now what do I do so that my work and all of you do not suffer the consequences of my South Node-in-Pisces-on-the-9th-house-cusp-actions? First of all, I am going to have to juggle my best since I'm already in it. After all, we Gemini's are the jugglers of the zodiac. Secondly, I am going to have to pull back and severely moderate this area of my Life because I cannot continue involving myself in so many fund raisers when I have work to do. I have to figure a way to give without losing. I cannot keep saying 'yes' in this area of my Life when I mean 'no'.

Check your South Node in your Natal Chart and focus on that North Node. Again, my North Node is in Virgo, which rules the 6th house of HEALTH AND WORK! Do you see the problem here? My work is health and this South Node drain pulls me away from my North Node. This is exactly why I teach you in your Natal Chart to focus on that North Node and move toward it. The South Node is like gravity and meant to pull you down. The North Node lifts you UP!

You will witness my South Node in action and how I will be scratching and crawling to get back to my North Node. I do feel the need to apologize to you for getting caught up in this South Node once again when I, of all people, should know better. But hey! Maybe I have to openly walk through this South Node in order to teach you about your South Node. To be continued . . . dah dah dunn

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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[Re-Posted 1:30 p.m., EDT - Tuesday afternoon, 8/1/2006]

I'M BACK IN ST. LOUIS!

Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

I just returned from the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee, NC visiting family. I had a great time trekking down to the Rez with my friends Christine, Steve and Cherie singing to karaoke CDs the entire way. After finally catching up with my daughter Karmen, her husband Larry and my grandson Big Tree at a gas station at the foothills of the Smokey Mountains and doggin' down a man-size breakfast in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we all went snaking around the mountains just as the Sun was rising over the mountaintops as we entered North Carolina. At the bottom of the mountains on the other side of the Tennessee border is the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

Friday night we celebrated Karmen's 25th birthday at my sister Ahinawake's house with karaoke and a little too much sillyness. This is a picture of Karmen, my little Leo cubbie; she is in nursing school, has a hilariously dry sense of humor with a personality that is witty and sharp as she slings those one-liners right back at you. [I don't know where she gets it.]

my daughter Karmen

After the Kansas City, New York and then the Cherokee trip all smooshed together, I will be playing catch up on the horoscopes, e-mails and phone calls. I have returned all but a couple of phone calls. If I do not call you back by Tuesday Noon eastern time, then call me again just in case I did not get the phone number correct. All e-mails are already nearly caught up as well. If I do not return your e-mail by Tuesday Noon eastern time, then just e-mail again just in case I accidentally forgot to save it after I opened it and then lost it. I won't promise anything at this point on the date the horoscopes will be caught up but I can tell you that I am on the case. Remember, the telephone number is posted at the top of this site with the time posted of the 'Open Phone Line'. If you have a question, then call and ask it. It is really that easy.

AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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