Sunday, July 12, 2009

Uh oh- time to be a grown-up

Here's my horoscope for this week.

Sagittarius Horoscope for week of July 9, 2009

Verticle Oracle card Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
In the Middle Ages, people became adults when they turned seven years old. These days, the threshold is much later. I'm happy about that. In my view, the longer you can hold on to your playful irreverence and innocent lust for life, the better. Still, there is value in taking on the kinds of responsibilities that help you express yourself with grace and power. So I don't mean to rush you, but it might be time to take a step towards being on the verge of tiptoeing to the brink of preparing to accept more adulthood into your heart. You could make the process less harrowing by hanging out with those rare wise guys and wise girrrls who've survived the transition to greater maturity and a higher degree of professionalism with their youthful flair more or less intact.

Rob's wallet was stolen and it highlighted the frantic disorganized mess that is our finances. I am so sour about money and never having enough, that I never make it a priority and our bills are paid just-on-time. This horoscope actually got my mind thinking in a different way. Maybe to be organized and responsible about money could be about "express(ing) yourself with grace and power" That seems noble. I certainly want to be a strong example for my children in all arenas, even how we fund our lives.
Makes me want to buy a new notebook and pen and get down to business.

I also love the idea of a seven year old being an adult when I look at Lily who just turned seven. She could be a pretty functioing adult, but there would be some major glitches. She can make breakfast for Georgia and her. But her bed would be filled with half eaten food and vermin, which might have been common in the Middle Ages. My yoga teacher just said that logic doesn't come in until a person is 7 years old and before that we are ruled by "big mind" Hmm that explains three and a half Georgia and her frequent time-outs for saying "poop" and swatting Lily.


  1. Katherine - I bought a pretty notebook and pen at Staples yesterday to write down all of our debt and track it monthly! So when I read that line I could hardly believe my eyes....

    :-) Julie

  2. That is so funny! Here's to being financial grown-ups! I hope the pen and pad help us!
    L, K