The Science Alert Facebook page posted the pros and cons of coffee consumption. Naturally everyone is all over the pros as a reason to continue drinking coffee or even start it up. They didn’t seem to notice that it was the National Coffee Association that implemented this study. I quit coffee two years ago and have never felt better having more energy than when I was drinking it.
Archangel Gabriel is the Mother of all Mother’s, next to Mother Mary. She is the messenger angel who works with communicators and those work in fields of creative expression. Archangel Gabriel motivates you and pushes you to not procrastinate. She is also the protector of Children and assists in parenting. She can help one conceive or adopt.
Archangel Gabriel has been depicted as both male and female in literature, religions and mythology, so this can certainly ad to some confusion. The Archangels are actually genderless in truth. They are neither female nor male. Because they exude certain qualities that might be deemed masculine while others reveal feminine qualities – this formed how they often appear to others. They do and can take shape and form in a way that is recognizable to us.
Archangel Michael displays typical masculine qualities so he tends to appear how one might define male dominated traits to be. Gabriel exudes more nurturing and creative qualities which tend to be more aligned with feminine traits. In the end, the gender of the Archangels or anybody for that matter are not important. Gabriel is depicted in the Hollywood film, “Legion” as male, but that is entertainment and not accurate to how he/she is of course.
At some point back in history, the Catholic Church changed the Archangel Gabriel to a male. They wanted to leave only the Mother Mary as the divine feminine deity. Archangel Gabriel was previously Archangel Gabrielle. This was back in the days when man unfortunately pushed to keep things male dominated. There is no such thing as either gender dominating the other except where our egos have made this so in human form. Some are accustomed to associating Archangel Gabriel as male which is absolutely fine, as that is how he/she will appear to you. Gabriel is a name that is interchangeable where it can be a boy’s or a girl’s name.
My mini-book, “Connecting with the Archangels” is available in paperback and kindle wherever books are sold. Read about the specialties of some of the more popular Archangels and how you can work with some of them in your daily life.
Are you putting more focus and attention into your professional life leaving your personal life neglected? Balance Career and Home Life.
Are you putting more focus and attention into your professional life leaving your personal life neglected? Or is it the other way around? Either way, if one is getting more attention than the other, you have created an imbalance in your life. This can be felt in a variety of ways. You are more inclined to staying stressed out, tired or irritable. This card is a reminder to get your life in balance. Do this by honing in on the two most popular areas of our lives: Home and work life. Try disconnecting from your computer and phone for a few hours at a time to clear your mind. Use that time to interact with someone in person, whether that is a friend, your family or relationship partner. Don’t bring your work home and don’t bring your personal life to work. We are being reminded that we are the owner of ourselves. Only we can personally manage it so that one area of our life isn’t lopsided. If you are working too much, then take some vacation time off, even if it’s a day or two a month. If you are too focused on your interpersonal relationships and home life, then it’s time to find a hobby or something you enjoy doing that’s productive. Make sure you keep your home & work life balanced otherwise you’ll experience symptoms of burn out from this imbalance. Spend at least thirty minutes a day doing something that brings you joy.
Happy Birthday Michelle Pfeiffer who turns 55 today. I’ve known Michelle for 17 years now as she gave me my first start in the entertainment business when I turned 23.
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones go at it together to save their marriage in the movie, “Hope Springs”.
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones go at it together to save their marriage in the movie, “Hope Springs”. Want to know how to make your relationship work? You both have to care about it and get into it.
This was a lovely film about an older couple who has been married for 31 years. They both have settled into the routine of their lives. The wife is very aware that it has grown stale and she longs to have that spark put back into their relationship. The husband doesn’t understand this, but when he realizes he might lose her and that she is serious, he unwillingly goes along with it. What truly makes this movie are the two lead actors, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. They both offer exceptional performances bringing comedy and drama into a real life situation. Meryl ads just the right girlishness into her character, Kay, while Tommy invokes a guy cut off from all emotion as her Husband, Arnold.
Although these days I wonder who is still around that has been married for 31 years. My generation doesn’t seem to have a handle on long term relationships to begin with. They do not know how to make it work or are even aware of what it truly entails. It’s not all hearts and roses. This movie would be a great documentary on how to show that marriage and long term relationships are serious business.
Kay enrolls she and her husband into a week long extensive couples therapy session in Hope Springs, Maine. It’s a quaint, cottage like town where everyone knows that many of the visitors are there to meet up with the head couples counselor, Dr. Feld, played by Steve Carrell. Kay is desperate to revive her marriage at all costs and Arnold will be forced to get into it whether he likes it or not.
Do they find a newness in each other and passion for what was once there? You’ll have to see the movie to find out. I enjoyed this look at a married couple finding an avenue to breath new life into their relationship. It was very honest and moving. The movie manages to keep it light while finding just the right moments to bring in the emotion. This is mainly successful due to the gifted actors playing the roles. In less capable hands, this movie would’ve fallen into a snooze fest. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are a delight to watch in action.
Other movie goers who prefer the blow ‘em blockbusters that move at a fast pace will likely be bored with this though. I imagine those not knowing much about the seriousness of relationships will also likely want to slit their wrists while watching this. I loved it and I think anyone who has had problems in a long term relationship will be moved by this movie. If you enjoy character driven stories, then you may like this as well.
We are moving towards the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Thursday, April 25th. A Lunar Eclipse is a triple heightened Full Moon, so the energy is much more intense than a typical Full Moon. If that isn’t bad enough, it’s moving through the water sign of Scorpio. Scorpions are dark, intense and probing to begin with. Place that sign on a Lunar Eclipse and expect an unleashing of volatile emotions and secrets to spill out. This Full Moon is suspicious and jealous prompting some of us to jump to conclusions.
I know it seems that so many of us are talking about the constant dark energies these days, but Archangel Haniel says that our souls are expected to be challenged in this lifetime. This is how we grow, change and evolve to the next plateau. However, these challenges do not have to be made difficult or seen as dark. It is all in how your mind perceives them to be. As long as you stay grounded, centered and keep an optimistic attitude you’ll be just fine. You’ll be able to handle the challenges that come your way with grace.
Archangel Haniel works hard during any Full Moon week helping us have deep insight while awakening our own inner truth. Because our emotions increase during the Full Moon, they naturally cry out for help and Archangel Haniel is there to make it easier for us. She opens up our third eye psychic perception. This is why some have stated during the Full Moon week that they seem to know things before they happen more than usual. The Full Moon and Archangel Haniel both open up our intuition and sixth sense. It is still important to know the difference between what is prophecy and what are you fears and ego. The Full Moon energy does unleash both intertwined with one another. Compound that with a Lunar Eclipse and it’s that energy times three.
For example, you may feel your partner is cheating on you. They are spending a lot of time away from home. You are misreading every move they make and blowing it up into something detrimental. The day of the Full Moon you confront them and make accusations in an emotionally, hostile manner. You do this only to discover you had concocted some elaborate, negative vision that was completely false. In the process you may have caused you both to temporarily split from this melodrama. This is an illustration of what the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio can cause. Lots of overreacting to things! Try not to dramatize and blow situations up this week as you will be tempted to. Just say to yourself that it isn’t true, that all is perfectly well and will work out in the end.
It is no surprise that when I asked about the Full Moon, the card I was asked to stop on was Archangel Haniel. In this card I’ve attached, the white dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, peace and hope. Archangel Haniel asks you to stay positive as you purge and release all negativity in your life on the night of the Full Moon. As you release these things to Heaven and the Universe, remain optimistic knowing that they will go through a transmutation in return bringing you the blessings you truly want in your life.
We have all seen those articles that feed us age related studies that say our memory fades as we grow older. They use the losing your keys and forgetting where you left them example. Children forget where they put things just as much as adults do. The reason adults forget where they put something is not a sign of a fading memory necessarily. It has to do with that adults have a lot more responsibilities, concerns and lists going on in their mind that focusing on where they placed their keys the night before is a not a top priority. They simply have too much going on in their life to remember every move they are making. Beware of those articles that attempt to link this to age and memory loss. This is not always the case and you cannot automatically attribute them to mean the same thing. It is true that as we age many things about our bodies decline, but not that rapidly. Rest assured that just because you cannot find your keys it does not mean your mind is going. It just means your mind is on overload with too much information to find the part that will tell you where your keys are.
From the timeline when your email was sent and in estimating when you connected with this guy, this was around Mid-March during the Mercury Retrograde phase. Everyone is unavailable and unable to pin down a date to connect during that transit. Now that we are passed all of that I’m curious to know if he’s come around as the probability is likely or he that he would have just fallen to the wayside.
All planetary talk aside:
You both have a common thread going on at this juncture in your lives. You are both in an exploring phase testing the waters to find out what it is you both want and are attracted to.
It can be difficult to resist a physical connection with someone you have just met, but typically when that is how a relationship starts that’s usually where it ends. There are exceptions to that rule of course, but I don’t speak in specifics.
You have been meeting more than half way attempting to meet with him again. He is not being responsive so the best thing to do would be to back off. Let him know you’re interested in hanging out instead of going out, but that you are going to leave the ball in his court. Let him also know that if he’s interested in hanging out, then to hit you up. I would not imply that you want to go out on a date as that will scare him off. With this one you’ll have to ease him in slowly as if he’s just a friend. You’ll have a chance to get to know him better on a friend basis if he agrees. When someone is really interested in you, then they are going to let you know. Even if they are too busy, they will suggest something like, “This is a busy week, but I am available next week on Tuesday and would love to do get together.”
Grindr can be a great way to meet people, but many people on there may not have the relationship seeking intentions that you might have. It’s not impossible, but unfortunately the odds are slim. The majority of those guys tend to be looking to get it on more than anything else. The connections are typically short lived.
If you have a question you’d like answered specifically around dating, relationships, love or any other pressing issue then shoot an email to “Ask Jagger” at email@example.com Be sure to leave certain information that you feel applies to your case whether you’re straight, gay, male or female. Your name will not be used unless you approve.
Jagger is featured in the books “Jagger’s Revolution” about his journey to finding his current relationship and his dating hand guide, “Dude 101“. Jagger is the dark alter ego of writer Kevin Hunter. All advice and information is intended as a general guide and for entertainment purposes only.
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Have you been experiencing some intensity this past week? Pluto Retrograde is happening now until September
Have you been experiencing some intensity this past week? I had someone tell me that it feels like the Full Moon and the Mercury Retrograde are happening at once. No. Neither of those things are happening right now. What you are experiencing are the effects of the Pluto Retrograde which began on Friday, April 12th and will continue until September.
Pluto is a dark, cold and icy planet. It causes wars, corruption and abuse of power. It rips things out of our lives without warning. It knows what is not working for us and yet it does this for a reason so that you can change and grow. It’s like the Tower card in the Tarot where it feels as if your structure is unfolding around you. In the Angel Tarot this is the Life Experience card. These experiences are happening for our own growth. Pluto can feel like it is unleashing internal hell when it moves retrograde. It shines a light on the dark shadows of our needs, wants and lives. It brings them out in full view very erratically. You may suddenly act out or unable to control your emotions over a specific issue. You might become so hyper-focused on it giving it more power than it deserves.
As Pluto has been in the shadow for the last four months, you may have felt as if you’re becoming more vocal over areas in your life that you are unhappy with. You might be doing some deep examining of your psychological self. The unpleasant parts of our personalities that we hide and do not face will be yanked out in plain view over the next five months. You’ll be confronting the dark sides of you and be forced to deal with them in a big way. You have to do this in order to grow. It’s not all bad since what precedes this will be followed by an immensely, beautiful, transformation afterwards. Purge anything and everything that no longer serves your higher self. Do not get buried in the intensity. This intensity is your clue to what is going on in your life that needs some serious addressing. This can be your own behavior, your unhappiness at a job or in a relationship. If this is not addressed, Pluto will address it for you by removing what it is that you are holding onto for dear life.
An example might be someone losing their job all of a sudden and being devastated by it. However, it was a job they were never truly happy at to begin with. Still they do not take this ending lightly and have a difficult time shaking it off. That is until they obtain another job that is even better and an answered prayer. They end up happier than they were before and realize that it happened for a reason. This same can be said for a relationship between two people who have been at each other’s throats for longer than is considered healthy. Are you arguing with a friend and not seeing eye-to-eye right now? One or the both of you will be forced to end the friendship or put it on hold for awhile. These are some examples of how Pluto may affect you personally during the Pluto Retrograde. You will know what it is if there is some deep, angry emotional intensity behind the issue causing it to plague your thoughts daily.