There is just too much going on in the cosmos this week. Mercury retrograde in Pisces is going to have a lot of people digging deep into their subconscious and emotions. Everybody is going to be second thinking which is good. So … don’t panic!
The best way to deal with Mercury retrograde energy is to slow down and purposely do something over. People usually get screwed when they work against the energy and try doing new things, move too fast, or speak too soon. (So if that ex calls you… listen to them, but you don’t have to do anything)
Uranus is different. It takes 7 years to move from sign to sign and it’s going to move out of Aries into Taurus. I figure most Taurus people will have the hardest time since they don’t like their comfort zone screwed with. But that’s what Uranus does…shakes things up, transforms, and upgrades. In the end, you’re a better person for it. For all the other signs this transformation is having in different places of your life depending on the house it falls in. For example, Taurus is the second house of Aries. Aries transformed how they see themselves for the last 7 years and now they will be transforming their 2nd house of income (lucky you).
With the New Moon in Pisces so close to these aspects, it almost feels like a new year, a new beginning, a chance to ask the universe anything you want. For all the Pisces out there, this is your chance to ask the universe for a birthday gift (light the candle but don’t blow it out )
All in all, remember this is a universal 6 month in numerology. That’s all about balance and harmony. Everyone should use the energy of the month to balance out whatever is wacky this month. Use that retrograde energy to do a “personal audit”. If it’s broke, fix it. Do a spiritual spring cleaning. You’ll be a better person for it.
So last week I suddenly got a notification that a picture that I had posted was not suitable for the “Facebook community” and I was now blocked from any future posts for… get this… 30 muthaf$#% days. Now the reason for this is because obviously, I’m a repeat offender of Facebook “rules”. Actually, I’m not. The first time, sure, I posted an inappropriate meme in a group… I get it. But afterward, I started getting dinged for other things like photos which I appealed and my access was released (but obviously the flags on my account were not). So a day ban moves to 7 days, then jumps to 30 days in an instant.
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Do I blame the Facebook Police for their shotty automated system that can’t tell a dick pic from an index finger? No. You see, Facebook wastes no time to remove content reported on and start the “punishment process”. So any Joe Schmoe that doesn’t like your content can report it
Go ahead, test it out… lol no just kidding (only if you want to) I’ve noticed countless people going to #facebookjail for the most random things including:
Commenting AGAINST racism
Commenting AGAINST homophobia
Making political comments both CONSERVATIVE AND LIBERAL
Making sexual references/ jokes
Posting sexy pics (not porn or nudity)
Of course, I OBVIOUSLY got dinged for being too sexy for Facebook. If you’ve seen my Instagram the same pics get simulcasted there sometimes through an app. So people think it’s actually Facebook monitoring their pics when in reality it’s some Quaker-Puritan-Christian who probably got offended by the post and click “report”.
All Your FB Access Gets Blocked
When you get put in Facebook Jail, you can’t use messenger, pages, comment, like, share, tell people you’ve been kidnapped… NOTHING. I use Facebook for multiple things, business and keeping up and communicating with friends so when they are taking a big chunk of my communication tools for an unwarranted report. I started realizing … damn, I’ve given Facebook way too much control over my cyber-life.
“Just tell them the problem and appeal it!”
You got to realize that whoever works on the Facebook customer service could care less if you get access back. I got lucky a couple of times but now with the 30-day sentence… they haven’t even answered my email.
This is Exactly How Myspace Started Its Decline
For you old heads who remember Myspace, I used to work there. Yup. It was a cool spot to work until FOX took over and got all corporate. They then implemented the zero-tolerance rule of no nudity…ever! (Sorta like what Tumbler “thought” about doing) . So every profile that showed nudity…even once was completed deleted. So …people eventually migrated to Facebook.
My guess if people keep getting banned for stupid things, they will start sharing their content and conversations in different spaces that allow them to be adults. If people don’t want to see certain things or have certain conversations those should be filtered from them. And where ever the people migrate in mass so will advertisers and that’s… what pays the bills on social sites.
Breaking Up With Facebook
Although, I probably won’t delete my account ( I still have my business account). Facebook really wants active users not a graveyard of inactive users and outdated data. But the first step was deleting the app and getting more f*#kn storage space back! And even though I have family and friends on there, the real people I actually keep up with have my phone number and I interact with on other sites. I took a moment to see that the site wasn’t really adding anything to my life of value. I saw more people venting negativity than anything (maybe I should report them lol) I don’t see Facebook changing and getting better. It’s only becoming worse trying to act like “Big Brother”. So… Twitterland it is. Crowded cyberspace of people talking and posting just about anything…sigh…heaven. If you see me, say hi.
Well, 2019 has begun and now’s the time people have decided (or not) to set their intentions on a new beginning. Whether it’s to lose weight, get serious about dating, or make more money I’ve noticed that somewhere mid-year people completely forget what they had set up to do and fall back into the same rut they were in the previous year.
Hey, I’m not judging. I completely understand falling into ruts. But for some reason, 2018 was highly productive for me and I plan to take what I learned in 2018 and make a better 2019. So, it doesn’t matter if it’s a new year or a new moon I’ll explain why your intentions may fall flat.
1. Write it Down
More often than not when you ask people what their intention is for the year they have to sit there and think about it. It’s at that point, I know you haven’t taken the time to write down what you want. Like any master plan of world domination, you need to have some kind of outline or road map. Nothing serious really but like a Christmas list …for the year. Create that itemized list of things! Remember dream big or go home!
Writing down what you want is a part of visualization but it’s not everything. Some people make no effort to add their imagination. After you’ve taken your list put it somewhere you can see every day. I suggest the bathroom mirror, fridge, or right by the toilet (just don’t flush it). When you see your list visualize what it’s like to actually have what you desire. Remember when we were kids and we used to play “make believe”? It seems a lot of adults have forgotten this art. If you want a relationship, imagine yourself in one and all the good and bad that would come with it (everything ain’t roses) but embrace that feeling of being …loved.
3. Speak it CORRECTLY
When it comes to manifesting your dreams into reality I’ve seen countless people say “I want this…I want that… I wish I had…” WRONG!
That is not how you manifest into reality. When the Universe is bestowing gifts it vibrates only in the NOW. Time is an illusion. If you dwell on the past the Universe will give you situations that re-create your past. If you constantly wish on the future, you’ll create situations of lack that will keep you wishing… in the future. So what’s the right answer? Speak in the now.
So the best way to verbalize what you want is to use the divine GOD PHRASE: I AM. In the Biblical Genesis, God doesn’t say “Gee, I wish there was light.” He says let there be light. You have to become what you want. Examples include: I am successful, I have a new job, I am someone’s boyfriend/girlfriend, I AM love. Whatever you want you must become it and that like energy will attract to you and you’ll start seeing the manifestation of your intention.
Warning: Opposite energy will attract to you too but …that’s another blog.
If you want a relationship, a job, or money and you haven’t got out of your apartment in days you’re pretty much killing all your intention. Your actions are the sunlight on the seeds of intention that you have planted. (Can’t grow a plant in the closet) Your visualization is the water, and your words are the air. The actual seeing your intention will represent the earth. But you first have to get out there and live. DO SOMETHING! When you see an opportunity, take it and see where it goes. Don’t allow yourself to be intimidated. Intimidation is merely fear of failure. But every winner has failed at some point and when you do learn from it and make yourself better. That improvement of yourself is getting you ready for what you really want!
5. Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
Most importantly ( and I cannot stress this more) be patient. The larger your intention, the longer it may take as the universe aligns your life with the reality you desire (unless you’re trying to manifest a penny those can happen same-day). Things will change for you, sometimes drastically but go with the changes and see where the rabbit hole takes you. It can make the year quite interesting if you let it. You don’t have to work on your intentions every day but you should be doing something toward your goal every other day. You have to feed into it. If you don’t feed it with the proper elements then it won’t grow. So as a reminder:
Air (Verbalize Present Tense)
with create the EARTH (The physical thing you want to see)
Oh Yeah, WARNING:
Be careful what you wish for. Sometimes we want things we don’t need. The Universe has ways of teaching us hard lessons but in the end, you’ll figure out the right way. Good luck!
It’s 2018 and the year of 2019 is on the horizon. Our present world in the past few years has legalized marriage equality and a many young LGBT people see a hope in the future that those before them couldn’t even imagine. I life out of the shadows. A normal life.
But as LGBT Americans, like myself, move forward on this new hope to create our lives and be able to live our lives in peace we can’t be naive and believe that everybody is on board with such ideals. Being an American Black person I’m not naive that racist people exist and continue to raise their children to do the same. I’m not naive when I see blatant misogyny towards women in society either. But I also believe this America, and while we are fighting for our freedoms we also need to give people the freedom to be who they are…( no matter how backwards that may be. ) Which is why I believe tolerance should be something that is strived for and not so much acceptance. Give me a second and I’ll explain why.
No matter what group you identify with it seems everyone wants someone else to accept them. I think social media has created this NEED to be accepted. But honestly, that’s not reality. Acceptance is something you can’t force and it’s definitely something that doesn’t happen overnight.
1.the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered.” charges involving the acceptance of bribes” synonyms: receipt, receiving, taking, obtaining More
2.the action or process of being received as adequate or suitable, typically to be admitted into a group.
When you accept someone or something, you allow it into your life completely. People that I personally typically accept become my friends… they know me and I know them. Tolerance, on the other hand, is different. You’re not particularly in my life insomuch you’re just a part of the many aspects of my life.
1.the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.
When I tolerate something. I don’t have to agree with it. I just acknowledge it exists and respect its ability to exist. So, for example, I accept my friends and I tolerate some of my co-workers (no names need to be said).
In this politically correct world, we’ve moved from people preaching tolerance to people demanding acceptance. Demanding acceptance is like saying:
“YOU BETTER LIKE ME OR I’LL POST YOUR NAME ON TWITTER AND GET YOU FIRED!”
Demanding acceptance whether it be sexual preference, racial, gender identity, weight, or whatever from people who typically may not accept you will only backfire and cause those other people to feel stifled and to retaliate in an even more hateful manner.
Why would anyone demand someone else to like them anyhow? We don’t really need that. What we need is tolerance. What we need is for people to have the freedom to believe what they want and live their lives as they want without someone else interfering on their personal freedom or beliefs.
“So you’re saying we should tolerate racist, sexist, religious bigots?”
Actually, more or less yes. Racism didn’t end with Martin Luther King Jr. and homophobia didn’t end when marriage equality was legalized. Those people will still exist. Trying to get those people to accept you is a waste of energy. (Use that energy to accept yourself.. that’s another blog) I tolerate bigots and racists exist but once they move into action to interfere in my life that’s when we have problems. So if they wanna wave their confederate flag (at home) and hate gay folk…that’s their right. But when they decide that it should be expressed in front of my house, expressed online to demean and attack, or they want to keep me out a job because of my race or sexual orientation, then it’s impeding on my freedoms.
“The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.”
-Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
It’s simple. When you tolerate people, you may not like them but you respect them as human beings and treat them as you would like them to treat you. Anything less is disrespectful. You see if we all practice tolerance then everyone can live peacefully. When people go beyond tolerance, then they go on the offensive. Intolerance is the only thing that can not be accepted.
Montré Bible is a five-time published author and is releasing his new novel Sons of Heaven on Amazon.com Dec 21, 2018