Happy Birthday month Libra’s!
Jim Henson, a Libra, born September 24 1936. was my one of my muses and a magician. He was amazing innovator in puppetry. He created puppets combining the characteristics of a marionette, moving mouth and hands, with the traditional one handed static puppet. Jim started in television with Sammy and Friends and a variety of commercials and appearances in the early 60’s. By 1969 he and his company, Muppets Inc., were asked to join Sesame Street. He created the Land of Gorch – Dregs and Vestiges – the first year of SNL, 75-76, Muppet Show, 1976-1981, Fraggle Rock, and one of my favorite movies, The Dark Crystal. He raised puppetry into a magical art form.
As a child, his presence or really absence helped me out. When I was little, I would put on puppet shows with socks. Puppetry was the perfect outlet for me because I am very shy and an introvert. I made a French puppet with a felt beret and mustache and a girl puppet with yarn for hair. By second grade, I had added the characters of Punch and Judy which my Mom bought me after a lot of begging. When we had to do “show and tell” or reports at my new school, I could do it behind a cardboard box and make people laugh. Puppetry gave me the confidence and success in situations where I did not feel comfortable. And as some of you know I still make creatures out of socks and wool.
But here is where Jim Henson is the Magician. He created something that suspended our belief – where we see something that is not real as real. Unlike the marionette where I look for the strings. Or the ventriloquist where I look to see if I can catch the ventriloquist talking. When I watch the Muppets, still to this day, I do not think of the person standing under and moving the pile of fur. I see the silly bear, the vain pig, the crazy drummer, the courageous chicken loving showman, and the sensitive caring frog. That my friends is magic.
P.S. Remember, when signs have * it’s a big week for you. For fun I have attached Muppets that go with your tarotcast.
*Aries – Magician – Wow! This is fifth week with you all getting big cards. So let me just step back with you all for a second. When this happens this means it is big work time. There is opportunity for you to expand. I hope if you all haven’t taking this seriously go back and do this work. The past five weeks you have been trying out new experiences, making small changes, having some amazing epiphanies, Creating, and now with the Magician you need to Conjure. Now how is conjuring different then creating. Creating is getting your hands dirty with a goal in mind. Conjuring is still creation but it is also experimentation. The Magician challenges you to tweak and play with your work. This is where the magic lies- in play. Play/experimentation frees up the mind to discover insight and the New.
Taurus – Knight of Pentacles – The Knight of Pentacles means you are on the right track at work and to keep on keeping on. This Knight represents the work horse. Slow and steady wins the race this week. The only challenge around the Knight of Pentacles is to balance your work with time off. Here is the key to that: Your time off isn’t about quantity it’s about quality. So an hour sitting on the porch having a beer with friends, an hour of reading a good book, or actually consciously sitting down for dinner with your family can rejuvenate more than a couple of hours in front of the TV. (Don’t get me wrong I’m not anti-TV. It is great to numb you out, but just for this week be careful, TV or something like it can take down your energy so low that you can’t get back to work.)
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