Your Weekly Numberscope
by Mary James
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January 17 - 23, 2021
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Please Note:  Ms. Mary is still recuperating from a stroke.
She continues to write numberscopes, but her access to the internet is limited.
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Most of us have never experienced a pandemic, never been quarantined for any length of time, much less for an indefinite time.  Just when we need one another most, we are told to keep our distance.  That does not mean we stop caring about one another.  Call your neighbors, especially older people and those with conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19.  If you are well enough to go to the grocery store or pharmacy, find out what they need and bring it to them.  Ordering from Amazon?  See if those around you need anything.  Together, your total could save you a $35 surcharge!

Take care of yourself.  WEAR A MASK WHEN IN PUBLIC.  Wash your hands often -- regular soap is more effective than hand sanitizer.  Touch your face as little as possible -- it's hard!  Limit direct contact with others, and stay out of crowds.  Remember, we need you here!

You may need to do some talking to yourself to help you to live more in the moment on the 17th. You will feel more like a leader than a follower and indeed you should be. Just don’t be so cocky about your knowledge that you scare people away. The 18th is a day to share your company with others. This may be a little difficult at times because of the fact that the things they do and say aggravate you. Reason being is that you are more sensitive than usual on this particular day. When you feel this way, try not to come back with a negative retort. On the 19th, you may be tempted to through caution to the wind, go out, go shopping, or maybe fishing. But-------there is something left undone. You may not be able to finish it now, but there is likely something more you can do on an ongoing project. So do what you can and make a mental note to revisit the issue later if necessary. Whenever you leave important issues undone, they will come back to you later. It may not be until a couple of years down the road. Lessons left unfinished do come back to you until they are confronted. A group meeting during the middle of the week may trigger a new interest in your life. This may be an artistic endeavor or perhaps even a romantic interlude. Confinement is torture to you on the 21st. If you find yourself in a situation where you must stay indoors, instead of feeling sorry for yourself, find something to do or think about that will keep you busy. Pay attention to your driving if you venture out on an excursion. These days, you have to drive defensively and guard against road rage. Friends and family are an integral part of your life from now through to the end of the month. Some of you will be asked to give some advice moral support on the 22nd.  You could learn something new from a stimulating conversation with someone whose opinion your trust or from the media. Check the facts before repeating this to your own friends and associates. There is probably a younger person who looks up to you and believes everything you say, so choose your words carefully. This sort of thing happens often in the politics of every level. People repeat what they hear even when they haven’t a clue as to whether they are true or not. One little snippet of information taken out of context can result in leading someone down the wrong path or tarnishing someone’s image or reputation. Your word is something that you cannot take back and therefore it must be unimpeachable.

Today you may have to remind yourself to slow your brain down lest you scatter your energies in a thousand different directions. This can wear you out physically without a thing to show for it. You can be productive as long as you pick and choose in planning the activities of the day. You may not be able to control some of the situations and people in your life, but you can certainly choose how you react to them. Get yourself organized a little better on the 19th and you won’t have so much piled up around you. The problem with some of you is that you never get anything completely finished before you start something else. Then you could have unfinished tasks that may unravel. Think about sewing a hem or a button on a piece of clothing. If you don’t make sure the knot is tied at the end, you will have done all that work in vain.   I for one used to blame the clutter on children, but when I am alone, I realize that it is me. You know how much you can achieve if you put your mind to it. By the way, the answer to clutter elimination is not to purchase more storage containers; it is to use the space you already have. Get in touch with friends on the 22nd, by email or other methods. You have a lot to say and you know this. Get back to journaling if you have been lax. Your life may be quite exciting, especially to folks who love you. Who knows, they may be able to help you through some of the sticky situations you get yourself into.  You can get through an obstacle on the 23rd by calling on someone you know.  Keep your thoughts positive on the 24th and use your wisdom to know what to react to and what to ignore.

There is work to be done and it would be wise to make some kind of list or schedule to go by on the 18th.  It must be in an order prioritizing the most important while saving time. You can stick to your “to do” list if you try. Little surprises may emerge that can threaten to get you off track on the 19th. Handle them quickly and get back to the work at hand. The “pot-holes” that show up in your path are reminders that you may need to make a little adjustment. Do it now and you won’t get yourself stuck in the same one again. Everything you face in your path is there for a reason. Your higher power is communicating with you all the time. You have to make up your own symbolic language and meaning.  Here is a for instance. If find a feather while going about my daily activities, I look at it as a blessing and a reminder that I am not alone. I read somewhere that when you see a penny on the floor or the ground, instead of looking at it as “only a penny”, remembers that on that penny is written “In God We Trust”. I also think of Abe Lincoln and it makes me more aware that I must be above reproach in choosing my words and actions. Remind yourself of the importance of good friends often these days for a true friend is hard to find. Avoid impulsive spending on the 22nd and 23rd.

Think about your plans for the week on the 17th and do what you must do to set the stage. Some of you will have to make changes on the 18th due to an unexpected visit or phone call. A new option could come up causing you to rethink the path you are taking in your work. I would advise you not to make a rash change before you have a chance to think it through. The wrappings of a pretty new package may seem alluring, but the contents could be disappointing. Stick to the tried and true.  Set some boundaries as to what you are willing to do for a friend on the 18th.  If you are always “bailing people out”, you are doing them harm. More importantly, you are punishing yourself. The respect you get from your peers, your bosses, and your family is the equivalent to what you demand. You must let folks know where you are coming from and what you expect instead of assuming they know.    The martyr -like attitude does no more than to get you in a bad mood. You are not a victim of anything other than your own thought pattern. Channel your energy in the right direction on the 22nd and you will see changes in the way people view you. A key association can either blossom or wither as this week comes to an end. You will have a better idea of what direction feels right for you. A quote by Edgar Cayce comes to mind often. He said “Life is simple, but far from easy”. How true it is. 
Interactions with close friends and or family are likely today. Changes are constant in relationships. Your interests change and so do the people you hang out with. I am sure that some of you worry unnecessarily. Do you u know that almost four quarters of the things you worry about are based on what we think the facts are and may not be the complete truth?  Sometimes we spend weeks harboring unnecessary aggravation or holding grudges. This causes anger that bounces right back at you and eats at you. Spend more of your time with friends and family. Think of something to do that is out of the ordinary and make some plans to make the rest of the month more interesting. Ask for ideas before you go to sleep at night and see what happens when you wake up. Gentle suggestions work better than blatant orders when you are trying to get someone to do a better job. Give and receive compliments graciously as the week ends. Remember to pay any debts that are due to avoid the wrath of debtors. Some banks and credit card companies are still using tricky tactics to get more of your money.
I have a magnetic disk on my on my refrigerator that says “God give me patience, but hurry”.   The need for patience has been necessary all this month and is definitely needed from now to the end of the month. You really have a propensity to be thin skinned at times this month. You are very susceptible to having your feelings hurt on the 22nd. You have to figure out a way to make awkward situations seem lighter by knowing that the person who is agitating you is really looking at a mirror image of himself.  I read an article in a magazine once entitled “If you spot it, you got it”. Try to remember that, because if a person recognizes a so-called flaw in you, it is because this flaw is in him. If not, how would he recognize it so readily? Remember that gossip is poison Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.   Rumors abound and you can best serve yourself by listening more and talking less. When someone comes to you with whispers about another, remember that they will carry tales about you to someone else. Make sure you get the facts for yourself.

Find some time to be alone with your thoughts on the 17th.  Make a mental list of the things that you want to accomplish this week and visualize good outcomes. A charitable attitude will insure your successes. This will remind you that in helping others, you help yourself. Some of you are in a purpose driven mood. No service to humanity will go UN noticed, and people are drawn to the very essence of givers. On the 20th, you should probably check on the status of your monthly bills, your insurance payments and the like. Pay your bills on time. Credit cards can be especially costly for if you send one late payment, you are likely to pay dearly in late fees. Pay more attention as the end of the month is near. Deal with a Credit Union if you can, for they seem to be more solid and not quite so tricky. Guard against making too many promises of your time. You are apt to put yourself in a bind if you say “yes” to everybody.

Pay attention to your gut feelings, for they are eerily accurate for the most part the week.  Give credence to ideas that can possibly improve your lot in life. It’s the light-.bulb over the head number that says “eureka”, now I get it.  Look back at the goals you have set for yourself and make adjustments if necessary. Situations change and sometimes you have to go back and fine-tune your original plans. Some may not be put into action until next month. Every great feat begins with an idea. Accept an invitation to a social event or a family get- together this week if you can.  You may meet a candidate for Mr. or Ms. Right, if you are in the market. Have fun, but remember at you still have to keep up with the mundane chores that are necessary in your daily life.

Think about the things that may be slowing you down on the 17th. Surely there are some things that can be finished and forgotten.  A brand new way of looking at one of the old nagging problem is there on the 18th if you pay attention to your surroundings. Your intuition is strong on the 19th.  Use it, but know that there could be mixed signals because of the circumstances and “static” surrounding you. So don’t go out on a limb on a whim, but be cautiously obedient to your gut feeling. The 20th is a day to use your creative talent in putting together your words and using your body language.  A chance meeting with someone interesting can lead to a new friendship. You may be attracted romantically at first but probably not for long. You can save a friendship by taking it slow. You are apt to feel rebellious on the 22nd, so knowing this in advance will help you to bite your tongue and curb your temper. If you think before you act you can avoid a bad re action. Sometimes it is hard to take criticism from someone who doesn’t know what he is doing himself.  Don’t you wish you were as smart as some people think they are?  

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