★WEDNESDAY FORECAST

Capricorn/Aquarius Gibbous Moon

—August 10

Several things…

Today’s energies are very much ensconced within saturnian sobriety—I cannot think of a more appropriate way to explain it.

Additionally, today’s Saturn-governed moon connects to Pluto in conjunction… and so this would, too, ever so similarly, suggest something of an irregularly intense sobering somberness, particularly toward that which influences your mood.

The moon, while still moving through the final degrees of Capricorn, will connect with Venus in opposition—through a hardened saturnian lens of emotionality—somewhat re-illuminating yesterday’s Venus/Pluto opposition…

And then the moon will move into traditionally Saturn-ruled Aquarius.

Because this is a post about the moon—so literally, a post regarding only your feelings—feelings currently being ensconced by Saturn—you may actually be “too involved in a situation to see what’s going on…” and perhaps your mood, or emotionality, might be too centered upon a result rather than all the details and sentiments involved… the long haul is something a Capricorn moon knows all too well—and this focus is absolutely valid now—but there’s so much going on, things that need your loving touch… good luck trying to switch gears.

Nevertheless, you are striving… with a ‘rugged determination to reach your goals…’ as you’re simply too tuned in to ‘assessing the feasability of your goals…’ though you really need to be pacing yourself, and set some realistic time frames to work within.

Once the moon moves into Aquarius the moon will make no further aspects until tomorrow… only reverberating those Aquarian/Saturn vibes—the lack of aspects may only strengthen the impersonal chill, a chill, perhaps, only conveniently timed on an effort to allow you more time to further your long haul goal-setting…

However, there may be a trick or two that comes from the side.

Meanwhile, the sun is moving into aspect with what will now become the moving grand cross… from here through the 14th of August the sun will highlight the moving Taurean stellium, in opposition to Saturn, and in square with the Nodes through the nineteenth degree—unless you’re willing to read the forthcoming post regarding this celestial activity, I’ll leave you with this: keep track of where you’re going… more to come—subscribe for additional posts and never miss out.

The power never to compromise… [to] have the fortitude—the guts!—the stamina for the long haul.❞
——H.A. Dorfman

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Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★TUESDAY FORECAST

Capricorn Gibbous Moon

–AUGUST 9

We’re still feeling, quite heavily, the true weight in our values, and worth—and this weight may even be providing something of a notion, message, or wisdom to take from…

Misperceptions, however, are more likely this morning*, as well as outright deceptiveness, shadowy intentions, and/or sneaky motives.

Also, continued confrontations with yourself…

As a Capricorn moon needs to be quite active and working toward a goal, however small or tedious, today’s energies may very well have you confronting yourself with reason—specifically toward issues of inhibitions and matters of conditioning.

Perhaps today’s goal is to lift some of your obligations from your plate?—or maybe those assigned by societal duty… or maybe you’re needing to tend to details of privacy, and the protection of it. Contrarily, you could be on a personal mission to share something quite vulnerable or real with others… again, “be wary of really exposing yourself too readily or too much to others, in the things you say or do, as you may do better to keep things more to yourself…” for now.

Further, “you may feel that you have been lumbered with responsibilities beyond the normal dictates of your experience and possibly beyond your safe or comfortable capabilities…” and in this case you may need to take a breather more seriously and make it a goal to balance more rests and relaxation into your routines. Especially if you’ve much to do—it would behoove you to consider the long-term effects of such long hauls.

Perhaps that realization is more for tomorrow?—when the moon meets Pluto in conjunction through a degree associated with ‘aloneness and separation’ and finding grounding toward ‘ambitions to get to the top’…

Because you’re worth it.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise… seek what they sought.❞

——Matsuo Basho

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Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★MONDAY FORECAST

Sagittarius/Capricorn Gibbous Moon
—August 8

This morning may present obstacles or delays, or otherwise prevent you in some way—however dramatically or subtly—from your Monday morning demands…

Just before noon, here on the west coast—though just before 3pm on the east coast—the moon moves into Capricorn, more fully realizing all personal goals—and particularly: values—dutifully defining exactly just what needs done or initiated within very rigidly outlined time lines with very intentional standards of quality.

Then, you’ll also be more motivated to hold yourself accountable.

The moon then moves on to apply both Mercury and Jupiter, to be exact tomorrow, and through these lunarly efforts—what you learn, whatever you’re told, or whatever you hear or think you hear may be somewhat off or otherwise inharmonious in some regard…

★Meanwhile—Venus opposes Pluto, which I’ll regard in a separate post, as this would be an ‘additional post’ shared only with subscribers, come January… read this post here

You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.❞

——Henri Frédéric Amiel

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★SUNDAY FORECAST

Sagittarius Gibbous Moon

—August 7

The focus today falls upon the potentials toward “losing sight of alternative possibilities…” as well as “issues of dependence, and issues of social security”, as well as “diminishing one’s essential worth while trying to please a specific need…”

Quite literally, as the moon illuminates the sun upon this degree… illuminating the focal radiance toward the notion that those who ask for very little receive precisely that.

Today is a day to proclaim personal need and to demand more if you’re not receiving the nourishment you require.

Speaking of ‘less than’ or need—the moon moves to connect with Chiron as well, through a degree illuminating ‘reverence, respect, resurrections, rebirths, and revivals…’ wherever Chiron is within the chart, either natally or transiting, is where we need to tend to what isn’t working, the vulnerable, or that which isn’t fully or completely healed. Further, this degree speaks of needing to “move past the more difficult issues or the problems of our histories, particularly issues where someone felt a sense of failure, loss, betrayal, or unfaithfulness… forgetting past hurts and insults in favor of enjoying the reality of life in the here and now will lift everyone’s spirits.”

This degree associates itself to the present “needing to be seen in the light of a new era…”

Meanwhile, the sun then moves into application with the moving grand cross connecting with the stellium between Mars, Uranus, and the NN, with Saturn, and to the SN… and this, depending upon your personal circumstances, highlights something of a well-rounded confliction between this, that, the other, and another Other entirely…

This grand cross is working through elemental fixity—suggesting that what would otherwise be a very action-oriented, movement-inspired energy is tensely redirected as a very innerly-motivated, change-inspired energy turned seemingly resistant, in that all that you might want or like to change, needed or not, could present something of an obstacle for you to push through… these energies beckon something of a taunting message of question: how badly do you want these changes to produce new results?

Today is an ideal day to ask yourself: how badly do I need something to change within my reality?—and what do I need to do differently to provoke these changes?—and should what I need changed resist… how will I respond?

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

——Paulo Coelho

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Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.

★SATURDAY FORECAST

Scorpio/Sagittarius Gibbous Moon

—AUGUST 6

Still not out of the depths yet…

Our monsters and our darkness still have things to tell us.

And, happily, tell us they will.

Now it’s up to you—not only to honestly and openly listen to your monsters and your darkness, but—to take whatever messages you receive that penetrate down into the core of you… to take these messages, the essence of the message, and apply these to your everyday… from here on out.

Sure. You’ll likely hear a lot of messages—and also, likely, a bit of noise, too—how are you to decipher between these? You’ll know what the noise is because it won’t come close to your core… it won’t be able to trespass your inner instincts of discrimination. When you receive a message that penetrates your core—you feel it.

It’s that simple. It embeds its energy—you feel it.

Meanwhile, we’re all still processing yesterday’s crossroads…

However metaphorical, figurative, symbolic, or actual these crossroads are for you—there is a leveling layer of emotionality involved.

The moon moves into the bounds of Jupiter midmorning on the west coast, offering a huge reprieve in the weightedness of recent days heavier depths… though, despite the heaviness, something personal and maybe even a smidge painful but more-or-less on some residual level continues to linger…

Perhaps these are messages, too, upon a different layer altogether…

These, however, may need to percolate a bit longer.

Further, as the messages percolate (and possibly perturb)… you may need to sound some of it out—particularly with an/Other—to say things however haphazardly, out loud, simply to feel through how these words attached with your energy feel when they reverberate back to you through the interaction with someone beyond you… as there is a real opportunity to embody both roles of the Teacher and the Student, simultaneously.

Upon the degree through which today’s moon connects with Jupiter, it’s essential to remember that “mistakes are easily made when we’re approaching something that we’re unfamiliar with—something that we, or others, haven’t yet learned the steps of…”

There’s a real sense of self-reflection today… embrace it.

My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery—always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What’s this passion for?
——Virginia Woolf

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Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

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★FRIDAY FORECAST

Scorpio 1st Quarter Moon at 13°02′
—August 5

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Now—the Scorpio 1st quarter moon… you might be at a crossroads.

Hecate governs today’s moon, overall, if not merely essentially… shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera states that “crossroads are her sacred places and used to bear her triple visage… Hecate oversaw all spells that have to do with controlling others, something that anyone with Scorpio dominant in their chart will secretly long for—people are fascinating to a Scorpio moon: what makes them tick?; how can I influence them?; how can I keep them from influencing me?”

Continued, “the moon likes growth, and Scorpio likes to throw things away, so there may be a lot of inner conflict about whether one should be expanding or contacting one’s personality in the social space…”

Self protection. This is key. Also, an urge to transform… anything.

Of course, either of the quarter moons are moons of crisis, and when in Scorpio, this crisis/crossroads point is quite intense… this moon, even, as Kaldera explains it, is a moon that represents “a betrayal of self…”

Through this moon we are tempted to “focus on the internal rage and pain…” and this may be “impossible to ignore…”

On this moon, Kaldera writes, “we remember all the times we have done things to ‘get back at’ someone… perhaps we feel that our actions were justified; perhaps they taught a good lesson; perhaps they were simply wasteful hatred… in retrospect, how might we have handled the situation differently?—what actions might have brought us further along our own evolutionary path?—these are hard questions to answer, and they require us to look at the anger and hurt that lie behind our actions…”

What is the hard thing that needs to be done right now?

Where is forgiveness required to move on?

The ‘calculated risk’, then, may be in the level of communication you have access to at this time… “or in the communications coming to you…”

Further, “you may feel that there has been a failure in communicating your thoughts, ideas, or emotions lately… something is being (or needs to be) done or laid down, in order to solve, repair or patch up the situation—there is nothing to be achieved by worrying about any recent connection failures, however something should be done to set about making or repairing the necessary lines of communication…”

Sometimes we need to open to others… to be vulnerable—these inner rages and angers need to be shared… but how!?

A Scorpio moon must self-protect.

And this is the crossroad.

The degree through which this first quarter moon occurs associates with ‘keeping sight of one’s mission in life versus getting distracted; setting up attainable goals; getting from point A to B; leaving behind a scene that is irremediably wrecked versus hanging tough come hell or high water; channeling one’s energy to escape a dire situation; putting survival first, but also knowing how to enjoy life; and/or communicating one’s truth in condensed form…’

The 6 of cups in the tarot is associated with the second decan of Scorpio… a card that is capable of taking one back to one’s past—a type of transportation, a transformation of sorts…

Astrologer Austin Coppock expresses of this face, that “no matter the context, such exchanges require deep trust… for they involve intimacy, and therefore vulnerability…” and this is implicitly defined here.

The 6 of cups is particularly touchy and self-protective—and remembers past pains as though they are occurring presently…

Though, the essence of this card, underneath it all, regards the potential of all things… the potential, particularly, within that which we refer to as our inner child—specifically stemming from our childhood—our inner ideals.

Tarot writer Jessica Dore writes of this card, “the tenderness in the image of the 6 of cups tells a secret: what if—instead of beating ourselves up for the things we do over and over again that we wish we didn’t—we saw these behaviors as highly intelligent?—as the creation of rituals that would mark, preserve, and facilitate a return to emotional experiences that are sacred to us… if we could validate that, in a terrifying world, to feel safe is sacred; to be soothed is sacred… this way, maybe we could understand—like water running beneath earth stands under an aboveground later that is more than what it appears—why we do what we do before we start in with the judgements… and then maybe, if necessary, we could begin to explore new ways to recall those same feelings, new rituals for feeling safe and soothed.”

Perhaps it’s safe to communicate rage and anger more metaphorically?—through ritual, through symbolism…

To bring it back around, full circle—Hecate was/is the goddess of ritual, particularly, “Hecate oversaw all spells that has to do with controlling others, something that anyone with Scorpio dominant in their chart will secretly long for—people are fascinating to a Scorpio moon: what makes them tick?; how can I influence them?; how can I keep them from influencing me?”

Even when attempting to gain control over ourselves and our passions—and our darknesses, we are regarding the most tender, most vulnerable, most deep and jagged, and darkened depths of Scorpio… and anytime we work to ‘right’ a ‘wrong’ or work with the shadows—we are working directly with the potentials of transformation.

And transformations require rituals to process…

Finally, this first quarter moon is but a highlight upon a larger overall light, a point within a grand fixed cross—squaring Saturn no less—and so all of these inner conflictions, inner struggles, inner vulnerabilities, inner pains, and inner emotions… these crossroads, either inner or outer… these are all possibly resisting ultimately—or very rigidly easing into necessary changes, however begrudgingly.

New rituals are likely necessary… though what these rituals mean for you will likely be quite private—and immensely precious.

This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And I do believe that if your culture or tradition doesn’t have the specific ritual you are craving, then you are absolutely permitted to make up a ceremony of your own devising, fixing your own broken-down emotional systems with all the do-it-yourself resourcefulness of a generous plumber/poet.❞
——Elizabeth Gilbert

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Coppock, A. ‘36 Faces.’ Three Hands Press; ©2014.
Dore, J. ‘Tarot for Change.’ Penguin Life; ©2021.
Goldsmith, M. ‘The Zodiac by Degrees.’ Weiser Books; ©2004.
Hill, L. ‘360 Degrees of Wisdom.’ A Plume Book; ©2004.
Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.
Kaldera, R. ‘Myth Astrology.’ Llewellyn Publications; ©2004.
Rudhyar, D. ‘An Astrological Mandala.’ Vintage Books; ©1973.

★THURSDAY FORECAST

Scorpio Crescent Moon
—August 4

Shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera writes of today’s moon, “we study darkness…”

Yea, no—Scorpio energies aren’t heavy at all…

Yeah.

Continued, Kaldera explains that on what he refers to as the Blood Moon “we search inside our minds and hearts for the fears and pain that we bear… but, more important, we compare them to the fears and pain of other people, and of the collective society… we study the blood rites of the people—any people—and how they work to make dysfunction functional…”

Nope. No heaviness here…

Oh, and tomorrow’s moon is a moon Kaldera has titled ‘the Executioners Moon’.

Nope. Kittens and butterflies all the way…

I get that it’s probably trending right now with the woo woo clan that Scorpionic or plutonian energies aren’t dark or heavy but ‘transformational’ and ‘deep’, or ‘cathartic’—but exactly how does one become transformed and deep?—how does one navigate a cathartic experience, one of which only a handful of humans have ever actually endured…

Through some really dark and heavy shit, absolutely literally.*

Moving on…

There is Power within the Underworld, within the darkness, and perhaps most importantly—there is impenetrable power within our own darknesses… and today is a day to simply sit with this, and observe. When we’re able to understand our darknesses and love them, ultimately, they begin—however cryptically—to morph into something else entirely, into something we can feel more comfortable with.

This is not to undermine the raw reality that in this physical realm we call reality—there aren’t thousands of things to be fearful of, and that if we just learn to love them all, they go away, woo woo woo woo la lee la lee la…

No. Not at all. That’s not how that works.

But for now… for today—this moon, most deeply and heavily, is about ethics, specifically, and “so long as the study of darkness is undertaken with the sole purpose of empowerment of oneself, all is well, but as soon as it edges over into gaining power over others, it becomes messier… however, of nothing else, it is helpful to gain better control over oneself and one’s more destructive passions…” and so—for today, it may ‘simply’ and ‘ever so lightly’ be about acknowledging your own darknesses…

The real heavy comes tomorrow.

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.❞
——Stephen King

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Kaldera, R. ‘Moon Phase Astrology.’ Destiny Books; ©2011.

★WEDNESDAY FORECAST

Libra Crescent Moon
—August 3

Today’s a heavier day…

Despite whatever balancing act you think you can pull off—keep in mind that tomorrow the moon moves into Scorpio, and Friday is the first quarter moon, in Scorpio—this balancing act is one of necessary endurance, indeed…

Also, please keep in mind that Scorpio energies, these days, directly ping-pong off of the ever-moving Taurean stellium, as well as Saturn Rx in Aquarius—it’s absolutely a fixed game of pinball.

Don’t expect a lightness of mood until late morning Saturday through Sunday.

Then, almost all too quickly, Monday’s moon ‘goes back to work’, in Capricorn, into Aquarius… maybe let’s just take in one week at a time this month.

I get ahead of myself—it’s what astrologers do…

For today, however, to keep focused—it may not be a balancing act you’re necessarily after, but rather a sturdy sense of objectivity, which, in its own way, is indeed a balancing act…

A lunarly opposition to Chiron has the potential to hit you if you’re down, though, if you’re navigating with objectivity, this may be but a ‘ping’ into a new perspective—one of calm reassurance that whatever it is you’re struggling with, or through, that you can overcome one day at a time… particularly if you’re charming an appropriate outlook.

The Chironic sting, then, if you will, may be in the admittance of previously charming more inappropriate outlooks upon matters both within or beyond your control… because wisdom is only offered to those who honestly acknowledge alternatives of being—ultimately, alternatives to that which one’s own instincts instruct.

Depending upon your personal circumstances—this could feel a bit heavy to hold…

Then, a square to Venus. In Cancer. Ugh.

The degree this particularly squishy alignment occurs through only further exaggerates (or exploits) the innards of wisdom, though these wisdoms are given through only the most rigid behaviors…

Rudhyar even describes these energies by writing “this implies limitations and the possibility of sclerosis or inertia when confronted with new situations, yet there is beauty and wisdom in such a ritualization of behavior and of thinking…”

Ultimately, what Rudhyar referred to as ‘inherited wisdom’ can be “focused through one who accepts one’s own limitations…” and through the likes of the moon and Venus, within the context of cardinality, this would suggest a confrontation between what you actually need and what you strongly desire and think you need immediately—try to find the inherent limitation within this… using objectivity.

Is the confliction within or without?

Is the confliction regarding something toward which you know better?

And then the moon moves to connect with Saturn, adding that much more toward wisdoms, limitations, and the potentials of what is possible and… what simply isn’t. This connection illuminates the pinball strategy of it all: that it is through the cycles and limitations of our everydayness that creations emerge…

Rudhyar says of this degree something rather poetic, that “to create is only to reveal what essentially is… it is the vivid recognition of the as-yet-unknown in the known.”

The day ends, however, upon the heaviest ‘ping’, through applying a square to Pluto, to be exact tomorrow… and if these assurances abound, today, didn’t flip the script for you in weightier ways—you may be without a proper balance from which to operate through.

And either way, tomorrow’s Scorpio moon drops us straight into the depths and darknesses of the Underworld and moves without aspect all day… regardless of whatever balancing act we thought we could pull off—there is no need for a compass in the Underworld… it all just simply is.

There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.❞
——Alfred North Whitehead

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★TUESDAY FORECAST

Libra Crescent Moon
—August 2

This weekend’s celestial events between the Taurean stellium and everything else—let’s face it—this will likely take through midmonth to fade out enough until it’s possibly subtle enough to maybe finally talk about.

So if through the Leo moon we throw the party and make a real mess, or make a mess otherwise, in general… and through the Virgo moon we clean the mess up, reorganize, sanitize, and otherwise put order toward it all… then it is through the Libra moon that we redecorate and otherwise rebalance the overall aesthetics.

So, unsurprisingly, just before the peak of the stellium conjunctions—the moon was in Leo, and messes were truly made…

Luckily, the moon was in rationally sturdy Virgo through the peak exactness, and its separating.

And now we come to the Libra moon, and the redecorating through this crescent phasing needs to target going deeper into the reasons why the mess was made or created… “go deeper into your situation—find solutions as different parts of your personality and your psyche give you clues or tell you what you should be doing or where you should be.”

As astrologer Dane Rudhyar transcribed the degree through which the moon connects to Jupiter by opposition described, “the need to return to source during a confused search for new value in a chaotic society…”

Continued, Rudhyar expressed, by this degree, “an attempt to re-identify oneself with one’s archetypal essence of being, which is triune in manifestation, and now, after confused but challenging wanderings, to identify oneself consciously with this ‘essence’… the great moments of the collective past become an inspiration for new, yet sound, beginnings—the seed of tomorrow salutes the seed of yesteryear.”

Perhaps today’s energies and consequential redecorating are centering toward notions of transfiguration?

Not only does Rudhyar further identify the apostolic detail of this, the dictionary, too, defines this term as ‘the supernatural and glorified change (in the appearance of Jesus on the mountain… Matthew 17:1-9)’, though most essentially here, this word describes a ‘change of shape’…

It is important, here, through a lunarly opposition to Jupiter—a planet very much associated with apostolic/messiah ego… ugh—it’s important to keep your balance and bearings today lol… you’ll most likely have the potential and opportunity to experience a changing of shape in terms of attitude or perspective, however, keeping this realistic is key—Libran energies are particularly subtle.

We also, naturally, look at what Venus is up to so that we may better appropriate the redecorating and rebalancing, more precisely…

Venus is still moving through Cancer and connecting to the Taurean stellium by sextile, as is Juno, now in Pisces… Venus is moving through a degree associated with ‘an ease of communication’, but also ‘floating on the emotions’… this degree “encourages the breaking away from any restrictions or expectations and letting yourself float… although this is not a time for seriousness, and you may need to develop trust in those around you to be able to surrender to your feelings spontaneously…”

However.

Libran subtlety would suggest that you still keep your balance, specifically—in reading between all the lines, regardless of what is actually said, spoken, or, perhaps most significantly, what is not said.

If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.❞
——Sue Monk Kidd

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