Spiritual Sagittarius

spiritual sagittariusMy birthday is in mid-December, which makes me a Sagittarius.

Although I was a child in the 70s, I was really too young to be into the zodiac. As a child, I would occasionally read my horoscope in the paper, but the predictions always seemed vague and random. For example, my horoscope for today says this:

“You may find your patience tested. Your efforts might seem fruitless, and the professional pressures might lure you into seeking success by any means. However, such endeavors can come with their own set of challenges.
I’ll say it again…vague and random. The only thing missing from this prediction was something like “Beware when the moon is changing houses, a powerful shift could take place in your love life”. You get what I mean…
spiritual sagittarius
So, sitting down to explore this topic with my fellow Sidetracked Sisters was/is a challenge. I didn’t even know how to spell Sagittarius.
In researching this topic, the description reminded me of the time I had a “reading”. 
I was taking a class called “Foundations of Early Elementary Education”. It was a class I needed to be certified to be an Early Childhood teacher in Illinois.
I kept up with all the readings and assignments throughout the semester. As the end approached, I felt confident that I would ace the class. In the session before our final, our teacher announced that she had recently undergone a significant spiritual experience. She no longer believed that exams were important to assess the achievement of her students. Therefore, if it was acceptable to all the students, we would receive the grade we currently had and in lieu of a final test, she wanted to bring in a friend who did “readings”. 
On test day, all 20 or so students were seated in a circle around 2 long tables in the center.
The spiritual friend talked to us about her metaphysical perspective of the universe, life, children, and the purpose of our existence. 
She began addressing each person, in turn, going around the table and speaking her wisdom, knowledge, or advice to each of us.  I was about 3/4 of the way around the circle. As she spoke to each person, I thought, “She could have said that about me” or  “That would fit for me” or “I hope she says something like that to me”. 
When it was finally my turn, she began laughing. She then warmly said, “Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. I know this is your first time here on this planet. You are taking this all so seriously. Lighten up and don’t worry so much. It will all be fine.”
I just sat there. She had made it sound like I was an alien who, although I had lived many lives, this was my first on the planet Earth–and I was a mess. This was so far from what I expected to hear, so far from a connection between me and a deeper awareness of my inner being, that It was laughable.
And that’s kind of how I feel about my Sagittarius sign. Some things fit–honest, optimistic, and philosophical. Others, not so much. For example, I am supposed to be “into sports and a talented flirt”. 
I take my zodiac sign with a grain of salt and have no expectations of enlightenment. I don’t even think a significant spiritual experience could change the way I feel.
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