Fire 🔥 Word of the Year 

“You’re fired,” is that a period or an exclamation point? In my head, I hear a very loud exclamation point. I never sought out to watch the Apprentice years ago, but back then, you could hardly turn around without seeing clips of the infamous “you’re fired” being spouted by Donald Trump. 


I never imagined that one of the first reality television moguls, now turned President of the United States of America, would be spouting those same words to members of his staff in the Whitehouse. I wonder if our political system has turned into some warped reality television series leaving the viewers sitting on the edge of their seats wondering WTF? The news continues to rehash the American drama on prime time. Why not? I’m sure the ratings are climbing. 

Under fire…” this morning’s breaking news described gunshots being fired at a Virginia baseball field on the Republican congressional baseball team. Seriously!?!  Has the world lost its collective mind? It’s a ballfield. Its summertime. It’s a place of play not a damn warzone! I hear the exclamation clearly this time. 


A London tower emblazed in fire burns so swiftly accounts of children being thrown from the building is utterly heart wrenching. What desperation those poor souls must have felt in a moment of pure terror? I don’t even pretend to understand that crisis moment. My gut twists just thinking about the loss and devastation. 
And its only Wednesday. It’s only June, mid-year. It’s the year of the Fire Rooster. But does that mean that it’s ok to burn the world down around us? 

Fire.

It’s a harsh reality. But like the phoenix rising from ashes, may we too, as a collective, rise from this horrific onslaught to become a better, stronger society, turning away from violence to embrace peace – happiness – tranquility. This is my prayer for all of us.
 

 

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Get Ready for the Year of the 2017 Fire Rooster 



Tomorrow marks the start of the Chinese New Year. Today we say goodbye to the monkey and welcome to the year of the Fire Rooster!

According to some of my online reading (feel free to do your ownJ) the Fire Rooster symbolizes loyalty, commitment, hard work, appearance and relationships – just to name a few. It announces the dawn and wakes us up. For me I’ll take the loyal rooster crowing at dawn to wake me up, over the crazy monkey swinging here to there any time. Don’t get me wrong, the cocky rooster has its own dramatic traits too. Just ask my brother who got chased across the yard by a rooster when we were kids. But that’s another story for another day.

Astrologyclub.org describes the upcoming year as a powerful one with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward – oh, and by the way, looking great while doing it.

Sounds good to me!

From the larger political arena to my own personal life decisions I think moving forward is great advice. On the flip side, I’ll have to work on the looking good part. It might be a good time to make an appointment with my dermatologist.

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Pop over to astrostyle.com to get the lowdown on the cock’s traits and how 2017 may play out. From tending your nest to men speaking up for gender equality let’s look forward to a very heart filled year.

No matter your beliefs, being loyal and working hard towards your dreams (no matter how small or large) is a wonderful way to start the year out.

Cheers!

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