Tonight’s Perseid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity. Annual meteor showers arise when the Earth passes through streams of debris left behind by comets and asteroids. Science discovered that traces of life’s beginnings are found in stardust from these meteor showers. They say that the same stardust in the Universe is also found inside our lungs. Knowing that our bodies include stardust supports the belief that we are interconnected with the Universe, the sky, and its energy shifts. Perseus is the son of the god Zeus and the mortal Danae. It is said that the Perseid shower commemorates the time when Zeus visited Danae, the mother of Perseus, in a shower of gold. It is a time for riches.
Life moves at such a fast pace that it seems to pass us by before we can really enjoy it. It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s time to rebel against a hectic lifestyle and slow down to enjoy life. As you find yourself drawn to precarious situations, you will find your energy levels out of balance. You lead your life at a frenetic pace. Your mind is like a motor that won’t turn off, connected to a mouth that acts the same way. Find your center and remain in touch with it. Recognize your limitations and overcome them. Learn to share and to accept, and most importantly, to relax, laugh and have fun. When you feel your anxiety level cranking up, grab some headphones and tune in to your favorite music. Listening to music can have a very calming effect on your body and mind. To get back to a healthy balance, spend at least five minutes a day outdoors regardless of the weather. Sit on a park bench, take the furthest parking space, or walk to the store or library. As little as five minutes spent outdoors, daily, can be a quick mood changer.
If you were born on August 13th, you are ambitious. Your charisma, love of the spectacular and unconventional methods of dealing with the traditional make you an oddity. Communication is your force, and you put forth your ideas with dramatic intensity. You are likely to have an active social life and are often ruled by your mind, rather than your heart.
Daily thought for August 13th: Your distress about life might mean you have been living for the wrong reason, not that you have no reason for living.