With yesterday’s new moon in Leo, conjuncting the Sun in Leo, and Mars just entering Leo this is shouting for you to get thee on center stage. Use your God-given gifts, talents and creativity to pursue what you love to do with a fervor and unbridled passion.
Marianne Williamson said “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
I second that, being the young age of 62, life is too short for regrets. Go after what you want, at this stage of the game you’ve got nothing at all to lose. REACH FOR THE MOON, if you fall short you may just land on a star!
Here are just a few famous people who were fired from their jobs, or told their talents were no good:
- Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because, his editor said, he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
- JK Rowling (Harry Potter author), she got fired when working at the London office of Amnesty International because she would write stories on her work computer all day long.
- Madonna, she dropped out of college, moved to New York, and took a job at Dunkin’ Donuts in Times Square, where she apparently didn’t last a day.
- Opray Winfrey, she was an evening news reporter and apparently got fired because she couldn’t sever her emotions from her stories.
- Jerry Seinfeld, he was fired after a poor performance on his very minor role on the sitcom Benson.
- Elvis, after a performance at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Elvis was told by the concert hall manager that he was better off returning to Memphis and driving trucks (his former career).
- Bill Gates, he dropped out of Harvard, started a business with Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data, which flopped. Luckily, they tried again and this time Microsoft was born.
- Albert Einstein, He didn’t speak until he was four, didn’t read until he was seven, and subsequently was expelled from school. Long story short, he came around.
- Lucille Ball, before her iconic show I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball was considered a failed actress, a B-list actress. So much so that her drama instructors urged her to try another profession.
- Steven Spielberg, ironically, Spielberg was rejected from the University of Southern California School of Theater, Film and Television three times. The rest is history…
- Michael Jordan, he was cut from his high school basketball team. He once said, “I have missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I have missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
- Vincent Van Gogh, it’s hard to believe, but during his lifetime Van Gogh received hardly any acclaim for his work. While alive, he only sold one of his paintings, and that was to a friend for a very small amount of money. Despite this, he continued working throughout his life, never seeing success himself, though his paintings now are worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
I say to all of you, the energy for the next few weeks, and well into August is supporting you. Go after what you want in life with no regrets. The Universe has your back and “I believe in you!”
With all my love & support, and gratitude for you,