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Writer, Rebel, and Soapbox Ranter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Free Aries May 2014 Horoscope

As the negative battles begin to fizzle out, you are faced with some big financial decisions. You could be trying to decide if you should collect a regular salary or an irregular commission. Either way, both forms of income have their good days this month. Regular salaries will probably edge out and win. You are also in the mood for hanging out with local people and you could find some great opportunities for bargain hunting and business dealings. You are finally able to get your point across after months of feeling like people are too busy yelling at you to even hear what you have to say.

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Free Taurus May 2014 Horoscope

There are still plenty of problems to be dealt with, but the good news is that the faster moving planets are beginning to move through the area of your chart that promotes your personal wealth and self-worth. This is not the time for loaning money to friends or engaging in group or Internet based financial transactions, but job related earnings should be strong and moving in a positive direction. If you have a new non-social/non-Internet financial project or goal that you have wanted to launch, do so during the final days of this month.

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Free Gemini May 2014 Horoscope

You have spent a lot of time in recent months thinking about what others think and what they want from you. You’ve also been contemplating what you want, what brings you happiness, and what creates peace of mind. You are ready to make some changes in your life starting with yourself. Some people love it and others are not too happy with what they see. It is up to you how much you want to create balance between “my authentic real self” and “my public persona”; you decide what works best at this time.

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Free Cancer May 2014 Horoscope

So much of the drama of the last few months has already begun to drop away. You are ready for a more compassionate, spiritual, intuitive, and forgiving attitude, but you are butting heads with your own or someone else’s beliefs about cultural, religious, legal, political, and/or academia. You will make the first start towards compassion anyway, because it is in your best interest and it just feels right.

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Free Leo May 2014 Horoscope

As most of the recent professional dramas are fading away, you are able to take on more leadership roles, network with colleagues, and sell your ideas to various groups of people. You are finally being heard and can take advantage of the situation. Your social life is also beginning to see more action. It is a good time for reconnecting with old friends that you may have been ignoring while working too much or you could be making new friends that help you to shake off the old negative outlook.

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Free Virgo May 2014 Horoscope

Much of the drama of the last couple of months is fading away and you are finally able to focus on the things that matter. Your career and finances are benefitting from all of your hard work and effort. And you have some excellent social energy happening within your local community that allows you to have some fun and mingle with good friends. You seem to have found a nice balance between work and social activities this month.

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Free Libra May 2014 Horoscope

Most of the drama from the last few months has fizzled out and that leaves you with even more time to focus on professional and financial goals and achievements. You are ready to go on vacation, relocate to another city, begin attending college classes, or in some other way to broaden your horizons and open your mind to new ways of thinking. Your job is not making this new “journey” easy for you, but you have some intensely strong motivators encouraging you to go for it.

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Free Scorpio May 2014 Horoscope

One of the hardest things for Scorpios to deal with is infidelity and trust issues. Unfortunately, this month, you are dealing with suspicions. Neptune is the planet of mirages and of deceit, so with his involvement, I cannot tell you that yes they are definitely cheating or no they are definitely innocent. You could simply be seeing trouble where none exists. Normally, I would tell you to follow your instincts because they are so sharp, but this time, I have to tell you to wait until you have facts. The good news is that during the final days of the month, you get an opportunity to launch a new relationship, come to a new agreement, or launch a new project involving your finances and/or your love life. Maybe the two of you argue about trust issues and then agree to a fresh start between you.

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Free Sagittarius May 2014 Horoscope

You have some mild work related stress during the first half of the month, but you are able to work towards achieving your financial and professional goals, so you do not mind too much. During the second half of the month, you start focusing on a romantic, social, or professional partnership. Eventually, the two of you launch a new project together or create a new partnership. Either way, you seem pretty pleased with the situation.

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Free Capricorn May 2014 Horoscope

The month starts out really rough. Just about everyone you know is ticked off about something. The good news is that things are rapidly turning around during the second half of the month and you are entering into some very productive and smart business energy. You are ready to launch a new project or some kind of professional or fitness oriented new beginning by the end of the month.

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Free Aquarius May 2014 Horoscope

Your home life or someone in your private life is clashing with your professional goals, but they are also helping you to find solutions to the various professional issues you have been dealing with over the last few months. So, maybe a parent, roommate, or close family member is complaining about how much of your time and energy all of the drama at work is taking from your ability to focus on home and the family. But that same person could be helping you to some up with ideas how to fix it. Listen to them when they complain and then listen to them as they begin brainstorming too. They mean well even if they are coming across as chaotic and grumpy at first.

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Free Pisces May 2014 Horoscope

As all of the battles between your finances, playtime, and social life fizzle out, you should find that your finances are beginning to improve and you are ready to spend time focusing on your home, roommates, parents, a home-based business, home-improvements, and/or private life. You are ready to make a fresh start in this area of your life.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Balancing Goals and Playtime - Looking Up Newsletter

April 21st, 2014
Looking Up Newsletter

Good morning,

Today, is my last day of classes and a huge final project is due as I complete my degree. Tomorrow, I go back to hunting for and applying to doctoral programs. But this weekend, I’m not doing anything grown up or responsible. I am so looking forward to a vacation from school! But there’s another part of me that cannot wait to get into a doctoral program so that I can keep making steady progress towards becoming a clinical psychologist.

Sometimes, goals take a long time to achieve and it is nice to schedule some vacation time midway through, just to clear your head and recharge. I think it’s also important to make sure that we take time out to have some fun along with way too. It’s not enough to just breathe and cleanse our minds, we need to laugh and play too.

take care,
Skye Thomas


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This Month's News of Interest:


May 2014 Monthly Horoscopes

The new May horoscopes were posted to the website on Saturday. Here are the links...



If the new horoscopes do not show up, please click on the “refresh” button within your browser.





The free (generic) annual astrological overviews have been posted to the website...






Books by Skye Thomas





Who is Skye Thomas?

Skye Thomas is the CEO of Tomorrow's Edge, an Internet leader in inspiring leaps of faith. Her books, articles, and astrological forecasts have inspired people of all ages and faiths to recommit themselves to the pursuit of happiness. To read more of her articles, previews of her books, and her astrology forecasts, go to www.TomorrowsEdge.net. To read more about Skye and to read archives of this free weekly newsletter, go to www.SkyeThomas.com.



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Quote of the Week:

An overburdened, overstretched executive is the best executive, because he or she doesn't have the time to meddle, to deal in trivia, to bother people. - Jack Welch, General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. - Thomas H. Huxley, scientist, educator

It is unfortunate we can't buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth. - Malcolm Forbes



Feature Article of the Week:


Focus Your Expertise

Yes, you are amazing, brilliant, and capable of multi-tasking to a fine art. You can do anything you set your mind to and you already know that to be true. You have become a master of juggling multiple responsibilities and you seem to be fairly successful at just about everything you do. So why aren’t you making the big bucks? Where is all that abundance and prosperity that being so multi-talented should be getting you? You are going to hate my answer, but sit with it and you will see that it makes sense.

Here is a little secret to becoming wildly rich and successful that most people do not know and do not want to believe. Most people are not capable of doing more than two things, sometimes three, really well. Before you start screaming at me, think about this… how many self-made millionaires are also workaholics? How many of them lose their marriages and/or their children, because their loved ones think that they love the company more than the family? How often do you see someone in the building stages of their fortune, doing a very good job of anything else? Not very often. There is a reason that the old saying, “Behind every great man is an even greater woman” was so popular a few generations ago. In order for the man to be able to focus all of his expertise and energies into creating such a noteworthy career, he had to have a wife back home who took care of everything else for him. Teamwork is a powerful thing, and we can definitely get into debates over gender roles and marital issues another time. For now, let’s stay focused on being focused.

Look at the woman who is an amazing wife and mother and keeps an immaculately clean house while doing so. If she is truly an expert parent and runs her home and family like a well-oiled machine, she is probably not working on a career outside of the home. Look at the opposite. How many super successful career women feel deep down that they are not doing a very good job of taking care of and looking after their family? If they are, then chances are they have compromised by not demanding that they keep a picture perfect clean house. They may focus just on family and work and let the chores slide. Many single parents work really hard to earn a big enough income to support their families have just enough time left over to make sure that their children are mentally and emotionally well off after the divorce. They put most of their focus and energy into those two areas and subsequently many of those people really do not have time to date and to give a new relationship the kind of serious attention it deserves? We have all seen the newly divorced parents who are so focused on their own needs to find a new partner and to let loose and play for a while, that they blow off their kids and their careers. We cannot judge any of these people for the choices that they make. No one is right or wrong. It is simply a matter of time and energy, you cannot do all things well and you cannot be all things to all people.

Does this mean that in order to become fabulously rich that we have to travel through life without family and friends? Without a social life or a hobby? Yes and no. What it means is that you have to take the time to set your priorities and be honest with yourself. How important is that money? How important are your children? Your marriage? How important is it to you to be elected into public office or to be a self-made millionaire? You have to really sit down with those answers and pick a couple of things to do extremely well. Then forgive yourself for letting the other things fall by the wayside. Remember that you do not have to choose to put making money above the other delights of life. Perhaps you will decide that your personal idea of prosperity is getting to dabble in many things. You can choose to do many things fairly well and be an expert in none. Your income will show that choice in that you will do fairly well, but you will not have the great abundance and wealth that you might have been dreaming of before.

If you do have a family that will be deeply affected by your decisions, then you should probably include them in the discussion. Do not decide by yourself that you are going to put your marriage on autopilot for a couple of years while you run off to make a ton of money assuming that they will wait around forever. If together you agree this is a sacrifice you are both willing to make for long-term wealth, then so be it. Teenagers will understand these sorts of decisions a lot better than toddlers will. If you have small children, I do not recommend putting your relationship with them on the back burner while you earn money. They will likely end up with some psychological issues around whether you loved them or money… and it will mess with their self-worth. If you are single and you have no kids, then you can simply pick a couple of things to seriously focus on and become so expert that you make some serious money for yourself.

It simply comes down to this -- experts earn experts’ wages. A jack-of-all-trades smorgasbord lifestyle means you get a little of this and a little of that. You get to meet a lot of different people and you get to play a lot. That can be a very rewarding and satisfying life. But there is rarely any money in it! If money is your goal, pick a couple of things that you love and do them really well, become the best of the best. Stay focused. Do not allow anything beyond your tight little priority list to distract you. Make peace with whatever you decide and have fun.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

May 2014 Horoscopes

Hello everyone,

First, let me wish everyone an early "Happy Easter!"  I hope you all have a wonderful time spending time with your favorite people.

Because of the Easter weekend, the May 2014 monthly horoscopes will most likely be posted to the website Monday the 21st.

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Have a great weekend!

take care,
Skye

Monday, April 14, 2014

Creating New Friendships - Looking Up Newsletter

April 14th, 2014
Looking Up Newsletter

Good morning,

I find it interesting how many women I have met in the last few months that have made comments about not having friends or needing to make new friends. I think that as we age and get swamped in our professional and family related duties, it becomes difficult to find the time to make new friends. I know I am guilty of this. Between school and work, I have neglected all of my friendships. It is definitely something to consider prioritizing differently.

take care,
Skye Thomas


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This Month's News of Interest:


May 2014 Monthly Horoscopes

The new batch of May horoscopes will probably be posted to the website on Monday the 21st. It is possible that they might go out before that, but I don’t want to promise. Here are the links...



If the new horoscopes do not show up, please click on the “refresh” button within your browser.





The free (generic) annual astrological overviews have been posted to the website...






Books by Skye Thomas





Who is Skye Thomas?

Skye Thomas is the CEO of Tomorrow's Edge, an Internet leader in inspiring leaps of faith. Her books, articles, and astrological forecasts have inspired people of all ages and faiths to recommit themselves to the pursuit of happiness. To read more of her articles, previews of her books, and her astrology forecasts, go to www.TomorrowsEdge.net. To read more about Skye and to read archives of this free weekly newsletter, go to www.SkyeThomas.com.



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Quote of the Week:

Once you get people laughing they are listening and you can tell them almost anything. – Herbert Gardner

The Golden Rule of Parenting is; Do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! - Louise Hart

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats, Irish Poet and Dramatist



Feature Article of the Week:


Making New Friends

How do we make friends? More importantly if dropped into a new city or a new job or a new school, how do we go about making new friends? Most of us don’t really think about it, but just sort of allow people to float in and out of our lives without really paying any attention to how we pull new people into our lives.

Years ago, my son was four years old and starting preschool. He had been begging to go for about a year and was thrilled that he was finally there. He had longed to play on their playground. He really loved all of the noise and commotion of such a large daycare center. The sight of all those other children running around, laughing, and playing fascinated him. He was so excited to dive in and start hanging out with those other kids. He was naturally outgoing and energetic, and had wonderful social skills so I knew he would get along just fine. I was a bit surprised when he came up to me after a few weeks and said that he was really struggling because as the new kid he did not have any friends.

“How do I get some friends to play with me?”

I told him that every week I would give him a new assignment. I explained to him that you do not want to run through these steps too fast because it makes people nervous and they will push you away. You want to give them time to adjust to you as you go through these steps.

For the first week, all he had to do was smile a nice big smile and say, “Hi!” He needed to walk around saying “Hi!” to teachers and students alike; whoever seemed cool in his opinion. He did not have to be a geek about it and say “Hi!” to everyone; just those he thought seemed kind of interesting. This gives people the impression that you are an upbeat positive person, but not too pushy. Greet them every day with a smile on your face.

For the second week, he had to start adding their names to the cheerful greeting. When you see someone you like, smile real big and say “Hi Joey!” or “Hi Suzy!” or “Hi Anthony!” Start learning their names and adding the names to your greetings. This way they are already used to your pleasant greetings and it just personalizes it a bit. Greet them with a personalized greeting every day.

For the third week, I told him to give them an honest compliment along with the greeting. Do not make it something big and embarrassing, but something small and comfortable for them to hear you say aloud in front of others. “Hi Joey! I love your Ninja Turtle T-shirt!” or “Hi Suzy! I really like the way you color within the lines, looks great!” or “Hi Anthony! Nice haircut dude!” The key to this step is honesty. You have to find something you truly like about the person to compliment. People get an odd feeling and on some level can sense when others are being fake or insincere with them. Be honest, be upbeat, and personalize the greeting and the compliment. Again, do it every day. Consistency really matters. You are not just making them feel good about themselves, but creating a public image of yourself as a consistently upbeat positive person.

For the fourth week, I was going to have him include an invitation to play with him in with his greetings, but he never got that far. He was having such a good time with all of his new friends that he never really bothered with any more lessons. He was very popular and well-loved from that point on.

Every time he has changed schools or neighborhoods or gone away to camp or whatever, he has always used that same system to make new friends. It is foolproof and always works for him. Now that he is a young adult, he simply walks up to strangers, flashes them his best grin in a charming and almost clown-like manner. He hams it up like a beloved comedian and delivers whatever silly greeting will make people laugh. It is fun to watch him.

Can we as adults do the same thing? I know that if I really look at my own behaviors, the times that friends have seemed a bit scarce were when I was not doing a lot of reaching out and greeting them. If I was not personalizing my conversations towards them and I was not handing out the compliments, then new people did not seem to stick around and develop into friendships. Most people are a lot more insecure and shy than they let on, and they really feel good when someone else notices them enough to learn their name and to greet them with a real compliment. It usually makes them feel comfortable enough to respond and to begin opening up.

It is a really simple exercise: consistently greet them, personalize the greeting, and then add a compliment to the greeting, if you aren’t friends by then, offer an invitation along with the greeting. People love to feel likeable. This system lets them know that you think they are likeable without making you feel like an uncomfortable nerd. It is slow enough paced to not be forced, unnatural, or pushy. We humans have funny little behavioral rules and rituals that we follow instinctively. We feel uneasy when someone does not approach us the right way. Deep down, a lot of people are skittish and easily spooked away. Give them time to check you out. It is amazing how beautifully this works.


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Monday, April 07, 2014

Marketing Yourself to Prosptective Employers - Looking Up Newsletter

April 7th, 2014
Looking Up Newsletter

Good morning,

As the jobs numbers keep improving, they say that more and more people that had given up are reentering the job searching process. So for those of you that are trying to reenter the work market and for those that just want to move up the ladder, today’s feature article is for you. Good luck!

take care,
Skye Thomas


Tomorrow's Edge
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This Month's News of Interest:


April 2014 Monthly Horoscopes

The new batch of April horoscopes were posted to the website back on the 20th. Here are the links...



If the new horoscopes do not show up, please click on the “refresh” button within your browser.





The free (generic) annual astrological overviews have been posted to the website...






Books by Skye Thomas





Who is Skye Thomas?

Skye Thomas is the CEO of Tomorrow's Edge, an Internet leader in inspiring leaps of faith. Her books, articles, and astrological forecasts have inspired people of all ages and faiths to recommit themselves to the pursuit of happiness. To read more of her articles, previews of her books, and her astrology forecasts, go to www.TomorrowsEdge.net. To read more about Skye and to read archives of this free weekly newsletter, go to www.SkyeThomas.com.



Skye Thomas Websites






Quote of the Week:

If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now. - Woodrow Wilson

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. - Abraham Lincoln

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. - Anthony Robbins



Feature Article of the Week:


Marketing Yourself

Every good salesman knows that you must believe in your product or behave convincingly as if you do. It is no different whether you are marketing products, policies, revolutions, or people. Marketing is marketing. Image and believability is king. So how does that play out when you are trying to market yourself?

For the sake of consistency, let’s say that you are applying for a new job or a promotion at work. If you have high self-esteem, you probably would not be reading this article. Therefore, we can assume that you are not too sure of yourself. You would not be applying for the position if you did not think you could do it, but you have insecurities about how you should go about presenting yourself to the powers that be. You are not a professional schmoozer and that is not the image you want to put forth anyway. So how does the everyday person market themselves without coming across as too arrogant or too shy?

Let’s start with believability. Nothing you do or say during the interview is going to matter if you do not come across as believable. Your new boss has to trust you. Nobody hires someone that they cannot trust. How do you build trust? First of all, you have to tell the truth. There are some people who can lie really well, but not many. Most people can tell on some subconscious level when they are being lied to. You know when you get that gut feeling that they are not telling you the whole story. It is the same way with most of us; so do not lie during the interview. If you really believe in yourself, then no matter how nervous you are, the energy of open and truthfulness will show itself.

Second, you need to look them in the eye. Do not stare down at your feet or gaze blankly at the cup of pens on their desk. Force yourself to make direct eye contact and to speak as naturally as you possibly can. It is okay to look them straight in the eye while shaking hands and simply say, “Forgive me, I’m a bit nervous.” They will completely understand and say something reassuring. If they are so uppity that they look down at you for that, then you probably won’t enjoy working for them anyway. You want to like your boss and coworkers just as much as you like your job description and your paycheck. So, be open and honest throughout the interview process and remember that you are interviewing them as your future boss too. It is not one-sided; you are both meeting to determine if you will work well together.

Next let’s look at your overall image. How do you market yourself as competent, dependable, intelligent, loyal, and an overall asset to the company? Start out by not applying for the job unless you are all of those things. The night before your interview, brainstorm a list of these types of qualities that a boss would want in an employee. Put yourself in your new boss’s shoes. What kind of traits would you be looking for? Then run yourself through a mock interview or even better, have a friend help you to rehearse. Ask yourself these questions… Am I competent? Do I have the basic skills necessary to perform the job or am I going to need training? How quickly do I learn? Is this job going to require someone who is a quick self-learner? It is okay to stretch a bit beyond your current knowledge base and to apply for things that will be a bit of a challenge. But you want to be honest and not claim on your resume or in the interview that you have already mastered the skills if you haven’t. Continue through the list… are you dependable? What additional assets or talents beyond the basic ones listed on the job description would you bring to the company? Be prepared to tell the interviewer about some extra bonus skills that you would be bringing to the position. Rehearse your answers to the imaginary questions so that when you do get into the interview you will have some ideas as to aspects of yourself you want to market to your new employer. By having your answers semi-prepared, you will have an easier time presenting yourself as an intelligent articulate person even if you are scared to death once the real interview begins.

Finally, do not underestimate your physical image. Be on time. Show up dressed in the appropriate outfit for the industry. Know the name of the company, the job title, and the interviewer. Familiarize yourself with where the bathroom is and go ahead of time. Do not load up on a bunch of fluids or caffeine beforehand. These things may sound silly, but there is nothing worse than squirming in your chair when you are trying to come across as casually self-confident. Monitor your speaking voice. Watch for cuss words and street slang. Pay attention to tone and inflection. Do not allow a whiny voice or a monotone droll to cost you the career of your dreams. Again, having a friend pre-rehearse these things with you can add tons of self-confidence when the real interview takes place.

If you really believe in yourself, then the marketing of yourself should not be all that difficult. Just practice what you want to say and how you want to say it. If you really do not believe in yourself, then you need to work on that first. If your goal is to create a happy wonderful life for yourself, then you are also interviewing them to see if they will fit into your version of happily-ever-after. You are looking for a boss that is comfortable and easy to work with. You want to love your job and to love your life. You are offering yourself the gift of a new job, a promotion, or a pay raise and you are showing the world why you deserve to have it.


Need someone to talk to about life's challenges?
Skye Thomas is available for life coaching.


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Monday, March 31, 2014

ADHD Optimism - Looking Up Newsletter

March 31st, 2014
Looking Up Newsletter

Hello everyone,

As many of you know, I have been back in school for the last two years formally studying psychology and many of you also know that ADHD runs rampant through most of my family tree. So, it is no surprise that I write a lot of term papers on the subject of ADHD. I am currently in my last class for the current degree that I am working on and once again, I am writing about ADHD. Chances are pretty good that when I complete my doctorate in a few more years, that I’ll end up specializing in adult ADHD. So, please humor me as I focus today’s newsletter on what it means to carry ADHD in your body.

take care,
Skye Thomas


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This Month's News of Interest:


April 2014 Monthly Horoscopes

The new batch of April horoscopes were posted to the website back on the 20th. Here are the links...



If the new horoscopes do not show up, please click on the “refresh” button within your browser.





The free (generic) annual astrological overviews have been posted to the website...






Books by Skye Thomas





Who is Skye Thomas?

Skye Thomas is the CEO of Tomorrow's Edge, an Internet leader in inspiring leaps of faith. Her books, articles, and astrological forecasts have inspired people of all ages and faiths to recommit themselves to the pursuit of happiness. To read more of her articles, previews of her books, and her astrology forecasts, go to www.TomorrowsEdge.net. To read more about Skye and to read archives of this free weekly newsletter, go to www.SkyeThomas.com.



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Quote of the Week:

Phrases and their actual meanings: "My teacher has never liked me." Expect a phone call before lunch from the teacher informing you that your child has been launching hot dogs by compressing them inside a small Thermos and then removing the lid quickly. - Erma Bombeck

The number one sign you have nothing to do at work: The 4th Division of Paperclips has overrun the Pushpin Infantry and General White-Out has called for a new skirmish. - Fred Barling

There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing. Have you cried for that boy today? I don't mean for yourself and for the family 'cause we lost the money. I mean for him; what he's been through and what it done to him. Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most; when they done good and made things easy for everybody? Well then, you ain't through learning -- because that ain't the time at all. It's when he's at his lowest and can't believe in hisself 'cause the world done whipped him so. When you starts measuring somebody, measure him right child, measure him right. Make sure you done taken into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got to wherever he is. - Lorraine Hansberry, from the play, Raisin in the Sun



Feature Article of the Week:


The Beingness within a Restless Soul

What does it mean to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? It means that your spirit is bigger than your body. It means that no matter how perfect your life is in this moment, that soon a small voice will begin to haunt you asking “Is this it? Is there nothing more?” It is not that you feel entitled or that you are selfish and gluttonous. It is the fact that your body is incapable of maintaining a state of contentment no matter how much your mind might think that you are being illogical. Your body is stir-crazy. Your body seems to have a mind of its own that causes even the most logical and conservative of brains to have to fight like crazy to regain any sense of quiet and tranquility. It means that you are forever searching and hungering for some unobtainable indescribable something that haunts your soul.

It means that when you are a child and a teenager that your peers love your zest for life, your enthusiasm, and your ability to jump into games, relationships, and new adventures with gusto. It means that when you hit your late-twenties that people begin to ask why you are not growing up yet. Why aren’t you maturing? Why aren’t you settling down? Why aren’t you conforming to society’s standards of conduct? Why aren’t you becoming more lethargic like the rest of us? To which you will initially respond, “Isn’t the real question, why are you choosing to become so boring, mundane, and uninspiring?” They will shake their head and walk away, thinking that you are simply immature.

It means that even if you are able to force yourself to sit through years of mind-numbingly boring college classes, that you will still be insanely bored when you go out and get that “real job” that grown-ups are supposed to get. It means that if you are successful you will be miserable while shackled to a desk during most of your waking hours. It means that if you rebel and follow your bliss that you will still be miserable because they will judge you, avoid you, mock you, and they certainly won’t love you for your charming zestful personality, although, some may love you at an arm’s distance in spite of your annoying mannerisms and behavioral issues.

It means that you can take prescription pills to try and soothe the restlessness within your body, but that is only if you can afford them and they do not cause you all kinds of other side effects. Even if you find the right chemical cocktail to sedate your body without sedating your intelligence, creativity, and passion for living, those little pills never take away the knowingness that people do not like the real you, only the sedated watered down version of you.

It means that as an old man or as an old woman, that you are more fun than your peers. It means that they will again love you for your spontaneity and spunk. It means that you will have stories worth telling. It means that you will have said yes to more things that gave you joy and therefore you have less regrets about having said no too many times. It means that you learned compassion for others at an early age. It means that you never had to ask a life coach how to feel passion, how to live your bliss, or how to put more fire into a marriage. It means that you probably inspired at least a few people to come out of their shell, to try new things, to laugh aloud, or to at least not be so afraid of being a bit unique once in a while.

It means that unlike a lot of other people, you know exactly what is wrong with you and exactly what is right with you. You do not go through life lying to yourself pretending that you are “normal” or that you are without flaws. You face your personal challenges at a young age and in some ways that makes it easier, because you are less likely to have a crisis of identity in midlife. You are less likely to compromise away all that is important to you, because you are incapable of ignoring that which you love. While others are losing bits and pieces of their soul along the way, always compromising, you are still steadfastly aware of exactly who you are, what you want, and how you hope to achieve your goals.

It means that your loved ones do not have to ask and wonder about how you feel, what you think, or if you still love them. They know that you are angry when you are angry, you are happy when you are happy, you are bored and restless when you are bored and restless, etc. They know how you feel and what you think because you are not very good at hiding it. It means that you face your problems in the moment and that you do not pretend they don’t exist while they fester and grow into something destructive. You are the canary in a coalmine within dysfunctional families always shining a light on reality and never being able to pretend that everything is okay when it is not.

It means that you are good under pressure because the adrenaline rush is self-medicating. It means that you are comfortable when multitasking because it entertains you more than monotonously doing just one thing at a time. It means that you are not going to be a boring parent, but one that helps your child find adventures to enjoy. It means that as the rest of the world ages, they will grow up and come to see that you really were quite charming and entertaining all along. They will eventually come to see that they were no happier with their calm, quiet, and tactful lives than you were with your eccentric choices.

It means that you make peace with boredom. You learn to accept the fact that boredom is a chemical brew coursing through your veins and that you can find short-term distractions to help you forget that boredom is ever-present, but like the colored water that turns the white carnations into a rainbow of colors, it is in your cells and it is not going away. It colors you. It makes you more of who you already are. It makes you incapable of ever becoming one of those overly routined, boring, and passionless people that deep down make no sense at all to you.

It means that if your brain can find ways to compromise with your body’s mind of its own, then you can tap into a creative brilliance that might even help you to succeed in a delightful career of your own making, in your own time, in your own way. And then they will suddenly call you genius, lucky, and inspired. They will tell you how brave you are for marching to your own drummer when in reality; you were incapable of anything else.

And it means that even if you wallow in self-pity, depression, or self-loathing, that this too will eventually become boring and you will move on to focus on something else, because negative emotions do not hold your attention and therefore, they cannot hold you down. You will always bounce back, because not bouncing back takes too much effort. While others might get stuck in their darker moods, you will always become aware of how much work it actually takes to maintain a state of darkness. It takes a lot of work to refuse to see the daylight shining through the cracks. It takes a lot of work to constantly reaffirm that a dark mood is warranted. You will always eventually grow impatient with darkness and will naturally seek the light.

You will come to realize that you have always sought the light and like a child trying to hold on to rays of sunlight, you will come to realize that it is not something tangible that you can hold, it is a lightness of being that you seek. And eventually, you will find a peaceful balance between restlessness and lightness. You can be both at the same time. It creates a lovely kind of electricity of its own, an inner power of sorts.

It means that at some point along the way, you will secretly thank your lucky stars that you have ADHD and that you are not living a “normal” life.


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