There’s not much good news available in today’s world, or so it seems. However, there are scientific studies and plain old common sense to remind us that ‘thinking positive’ yields better results than succumbing to dismal reflections. Let’s find a phrase for each Sun Sign to use when the gloom turns to doom and you need a cheerful note to contemplate or to stir yourself to action.

Aries: March 21-April 19

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”  – Chinese proverb

Taurus: April 20-May 20

“The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by, this you will become.” – As a Man Thinketh, James Allen, British philosopher, writer, poet

Gemini: May 21-June 21

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.” – Henry David Thoreau, American Transcendentalist

Cancer: June 22-July 22

“It is destined that every person shall finally gain complete freedom from all limitation.” – Ideas for Living, Ernest Holmes

Leo: July 23-August 22

“One can remake one’s entire life through the understanding and application of creative imagination. Through creative imagination it is possible for one to change one’s belief about himself and the world in which he lives, thus changing the out-picturing of that belief.” – Psychogenesis, Jack Addington, scientist/philosopher

Virgo: August 23-September 22

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, Founding Father

Libra: September 23-October 22

“I want my life to be my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, political ethicist, proponent of nonviolent resistance

Scorpio: October 23-November 21

 “One single ray of light, one single hint, will clarify and energize the whole mental life of him who receives it.” – Arnold Bennet, British novelist, playwright

Sagittarius: November 22-December 21

“Let the howlers howl/ And the growlers growl/ And the scowlers scowl, /And let the rough gang go it. /But behind the night/ There is plenty of light/ And the world is all right, /And I know it.” – Sam Walter Foss, poet

Capricorn: December 22-January 19

“The future can be reclaimed by an America that regains its will to succeed. But success can be achieved only by sacrifice and work, by a return to the spirit that made the United States such a colossus of energy and enterprise during WWII.” – Peril and Promise, by John Chancellor, former NBC commentator

Aquarius: January 20-February 18

“Start a huge, foolish project, /like Noah. /It makes absolutely no difference /what people think of you.”  – Rumi, Sufi mystic and poet

Pisces: February 19-March 20

“Everything is coming to me easily and effortlessly. I am a radiant being, filled with light and love. My life is blossoming in total perfection. I have everything I need to enjoy my here and now.” – Creative Visualization, Shakti Gawain, personal development pioneer

Many of those quoted wrote from the framework of generations ago, when ‘man’ was an accepted synonym for ‘man and woman’ or ‘humans.’ Don’t overlook the thought because of the archaic form.  – MZ

#Madame Zombra

2 thoughts on “Positivity”

  1. Well Madame Zombra, You’ve knocked it out of the park again, even if major league baseball can’t seem to. Also, it was nice to be reminded of John Chancellor, from the golden age of broadcast news.

    1. Thank you, Mr. Stark. I must confess it was a surprise to read Mr. Chancellor had written a book which was well-received and well-read at the time. Methinks I may try to find a copy wandering around somewhere. Loved your baseball analogy. – MZ

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