Within Today’s Bank Balance

Taken from Joanne Walmsley Sacred Scribes Australia (My notes in brown italics):


Number 55 carries the vibrations of adventure and versatility, curiosity, facing challenges, learning life lessons through experience, auspicious opportunities, idealism and activity, making positive life choices and important changes. (My note: The Fool in the Tarot, which just came up this morning as one of the energies that will be or are the staples of my financial wellbeing)
Angel Number 55 is a message from your angels (or guides, inner guidance, etc.) that it is time to let go of the ‘old’ that is no longer positively serving you, and get ready for big changes to take place in your life. Release old doubts, fears and perceived obstacles and look forward to wonderful new opportunities. (The Six of Swords that also turned up this morning as one of the staple energies that make up my financial well being. If the next paragraph turns out to mirror the Justice card I will pee my pants. Of course – I’m older – the odds of my peeing myself are very high at any given time anyway, so truthfully … that wouldn’t be any great spiritual guidance from above striking like lightning)

55 angel number virtue


Angel Number 55 tells you to keep a positive attitude about the ‘new’ entering your life and keep an open mind as to the opportunities presenting to you. Keep in mind that everything happens for a reason and nothing happens by chance, so even though the reason/s for the changes may not be clear at this point, trust that all will fall into place for you. These changes have come about so that you can break free from old restraints and constraints and freely pursue your soul mission and life purpose as a spiritual being.

The angels ask that you cast off old shackles and constraints, be true to yourself and live your life with passion (one of the things that came up in my Fool card, actually all through all three cards, in the color red that presented in all three – “the energy that propels me”) and purpose(“the energy that propels me – propels ALL OF US).

Be prepared for huge changes when repeating Angel Number 55 appears.

Number 55 also relates to number 1 (5+5=10, 1+0=1) and Angel Number 1(I hadn’t thought about this or even been aware of doubling the number and then seeing what that    comes down to.) 

My Gematria expert friend no longer has her blog on WordPress; I need to get into my email and track her down!
The fives in my bank balance were flanked by two “2”s.   

Full Moon August/Sept 2018

* Featured Photo / Artwork by Art by D. Eskridge and found on LongIslandGoddess.blogspot.com,
From Cathy Pagano:
“It’s going to be an initiation and a stretch for us to listen to the voice of our soul rather than the chaotic voices of our world…
“While the solar cycle starts in March/April with the Sun in Aries and impels us to find out who I am, the Aries lunar cycle begins in August/September with the question, who am I in relationship with others
 “…The storyline for each Aries Full Moon is the Libra mystery: how do you and I compliment each other?
“How well do we fit together? How do we achieve some kind of balance between me and my desires, and you and your desires? 
“…This Full Moon’s energy is enhanced by Mercury and Ceres in Libra, Chiron Rx in Aries and Saturn and Vesta in Capricorn…
“These three planetary energies are engaged in a new birth – a new way of being grounded in the Self yet opened to the Other, nurtured by Ceres’ spiritual realities and Mercury’s inner visualization…
“With Chiron retrograde conjunct the Aries Moon, we can either spend our time being re-traumatized by our old wounds or finally free of them.
“And free to start a new life with Aries courage and leadership.
“We call Chiron the wounded healer because in the myth, he was wounded by a poisoned arrow and, being immortal, couldn’t die. But before his wound, Chiron was the mentor of heroes.
“And that’s his function now if we let him mentor us into a true sense of who we are that doesn’t take away from who the other is. 
“If we take up our archetypal identity, our deep soul identity, Chiron can mentor us so we do become the person we’re meant to be. 
“And integrating our Aries emotional body with the conscious Libra Sun, Mercury and Ceres, we can become the hero/heroine of our own story.
“And that story includes our purpose in the world and for the world…
“And it’s time to step forward and be the vanguard of the future. Let Chiron heal the wounds to your old identity and mentor you into your new archetypal identity, with Love at the center.
“Saturn and Vesta come into this picture via a Cardinal T-Square, a tense 90* aspect to the opposition of the Full Moon…
“So we do have some tension at this Full Moon, but it can be the exciting (Aries) tension of adventure and determination rather than fear.
“Fortunately, we do have the tools to meet our initiation and pass through it. However, there’s another T-Square of tension between the rulers of Aries and Libra which has to be resolved. And it is linked to the Full Moon by an inconjunct from Uranus in Taurus to the Sun and Moon.
“This aspect forces us to stretch ourselves to bring in this new energy. We have to look wider afield than we usually do.
“A new world needs new forms of energy, vision and empowerment. And Uranus can awaken us to these new forms, especially because it is still in a helpful trine to Saturn/Vesta.
“The old is giving way to the new. Believe it!”
© Copyright 2017 ~ CATHY PAGANO All Rights Reserved

“I allow the information I need
to come to my senses by
paying attention to
what is before me.

I see that the world gives me
whatever is needed if I simply
open my eyes and ears.

The world is giving me constant feedback
on the thoughts I hold in my mind.

It provides clues to where
I might find what I am looking for.

I pause. I listen. I follow my heart.

Grandmother, guide me with
the star-bright song of
your timeless way.

I seek to bring
plenty to my people.”

~Carol Bridges

“I know in my heart of hearts that I cannot help but do the best reading possible. I know in my soul that I cannot live without giving someone the gift of my love. I cannot survive a life without a spirited desire to share my heart.”

– Debra Silverman


“Being in charge means making decisions, no matter how unpleasant. If it’s broke, fix it . . . you cannot let the mission suffer, or make the majority pay to spare the feelings of an individual.”

-Colin L. Powell, My American Journey 

Cathy Pagano’s Take, FM July 2018

from CathyPagano.com

“The cosmic waves of change keep rolling in…

“Don’t forget to go out and look at the Full Moon, even if you can’t see the eclipse. 

“The sight of the Full Moon and brilliant Mars shining nearby will imprint on your psyche in a magical way.

“Eclipses are magical moments where something slips through an energy portal to both destroy and create. It’s a path opener.

“Eclipses are known to bring things to a head; something is released, especially at a total lunar eclipse. It’s time to bring things sleeping into the light.

“The energies during the past few months have been intense and chaotic, and it feels like things are getting more intense, very much like the stage in labor called transition – the contractions keep coming without stop. It’s an intense time, but it presages birth…

(YES, SINCE APRIL – in my experience, anyway. Really as far back as February for me.)

“It’s during this most intense stage of labor that mothers have to try to stay focused on our task – to birth new life…

“So during this powerful Blood Full Moon lunar eclipse, when the light of the Moon is veiled, we have to stay focused, to see and understand what lives deep within us, those parts of ourselves we’ve locked away from our awareness that need to be seen and acknowledged.

“These parts might be gifts we developed in other lifetimes, old behavior patterns shaped by beliefs that no longer serve us, or lies we’ve told ourselves about who and what we are…

(Yes, and yes.)

“When outer planets are involved in an eclipse pattern, it signals a change in the collective energies as well as in our personal energies.

“…It’s time to figure things out – to see the root cause of our trauma and heal it through the trine to Chiron in Aries – through a new understanding of who we really are.

“We can ground in the meaning and purpose of our life experience when we see ourselves clearly.

“The healing is for masculine energy in men, woman and the world

“The Divine Feminine has been awake in the world since the 70s.

“It’s time for the divine Masculine to be birthed anew

“Warrior, father, lover and magician: these are the archetypal energies that need to be embraced and developed as the New Masculine.

“Will men rise to the occasion? Some of you have. Hopefully, you will help others who are ready.

“This means women have to do things differently as well, since we also have patterns of how we use our masculine energies that have been shaped by patriarchy.

“It’s time for women to find our own way of doing things. And many of us already have.

“Deep change is upon us and we have a chance to work consciously with it…

“These cosmic alignments focus on what questions we need to be asking ourselves.

“How does masculine spirit want to be renewed and incarnated now?

“…How do we deal with Mars’ shadow of aggression, anger and competition? What is bravery?

“How do we change our way of doing things? How can we shape something different by how we act in the world?

“Are we living our dharma? How are we contributing our knowledge and wisdom to the world?

“…Mars retrograde with South Node in Aquarius will find us walking away from collective expectations of what we should do and how to do it. 

“Just as Aquarius rules the round table of collaboration, it also rules mob mentality.

“South Node in Aquarius demands that we look at how we betray our beliefs when we don’t have the integrity to act on them.

“When it comes to dealing with Mars – the masculine spirit, left brain rationality and men – how have we been betrayed by them? 

“…With the collective nature of Mars retrograde on the South Node in Aquarius at this lunar eclipse, it’s time to recognize that our world’s fate is in our hands.

“When we engage in community on whatever level, we are participating in our world and bringing our unique gifts to the collective.

“Look at what you’ve been hiding from and bring it into the light of day where you can create something new out of it.

“With 6 of our 10 planets in fixed signs during this eclipse, there are possibilities of big personal breakthroughs on issues that have been stuck for a while.

“…We’re all being tested. Trust your inner spirit. Don’t fear the changes. We don’t have to go through anything alone. Where’s your tribe?

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help… we don’t have to go through things alone now. That’s a new way to solve old problems – help each other.”

© Copyright 2018 ~CATHY PAGANO All Rights Reserved


Organization the Continuum
This is the Shadow side of Organization. The Dark Side.                                                                                                                                          This is where it ends, self destructs, is reborn, and begins again.


And then my Assistant rearranges it:


My Assistant:


She’s had a hard day at work.

Seven Reasons Why . . .

. . . We Need Mister Rogers More Than Ever

JUNE 6, 2018 BY PAUL ASAY, of Watching God

Photo: Fred Rogers on the set of his show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood from the film, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, a Focus Features release. Credit: Jim Judkis


On Feb. 2, 1968—Groundhog Day—Simon & Garfunkel recorded the final version of their classic song “Mrs. Robinson” for their album Bookends. It includes one of the most poignant lines in all of pop music:

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

“I thought of him as an American hero and that genuine heroes were in short supply,” Paul Simon later told The New York Times. And indeed, in early 1968, they were. The country was mired in the Vietnam War. Protests raged at home. The country had never felt so divided, so angry. After the heroics of World War II and the unbridled American self-confidence of the 1950s, the United States must’ve felt like a stick bent to its breaking point, ready to splinter.

The country needed a hero.

On Feb. 19, 1968, just 17 days after Simon & Garfunkel put Mrs. Robinson in Bookends, it got one.

Most folks didn’t know it yet, of course. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, featuring a rather un-telegenic, soft-spoken minister as its host, director, singer, writer and puppeteer, was meant for kids too young to tie their shoes, much less write think-pieces for The New Yorker. But as Focus Features’ new, wonderful documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor (out in theaters beginning this weekend) illustrates, he was a good hero for those turbulent times. And, I think, the sort of hero we need more than ever.

Fred Rogers wasn’t a television novice when he launched Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on NET (the forerunner to PBS) in 1968. He’d worked on a show called The Children’s Corner for Pittsburgh’s WQED years before, introducing Daniel Tiger when (according to the movie) one of the live show’s ancient film clips broke.

But if Daniel’s introduction to the world of television was a spontaneous thing, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was anything but. As Neighbor unpacks for us, Rogers carefully thought through every word and lyric, almost every moment, crafting a show that would never talk down to its young viewers but wrap an arm around them and talk to them. Rogers called the space between his cameras and his viewers’ televisions “holy ground,” and indeed something sacrosanct took place there.

When you contrast what Mister Rogers did back then with our own frenetic entertainment culture—heck, with our entire national climate—it’s striking to see the difference, and feel just what we’re lacking. Consider:

rogers2David Newell (left) and Fred Rogers (right) from the show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in the film, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, a Focus Features release. Credit: Lynn Johnson

He was quiet. “For Fred, silence was his delight,” we’re told in Neighbor. We’re treated to a montage of some of the many times that he stopped talking and just let his audience … listen.

Most folks would call that “dead air,” back then as they would now. Today, to sit in silence is practically a cultural sin. We bring our phones and devices of distraction with us wherever we go, even into the toilet stall. I do, too. It’s like we can’t stand to be alone with ourselves. To grow quiet. To think. Rogers reminds us that when we lose silence, we lose much more. We lose, maybe, a bit of ourselves.

He listened. This might be one of the most remarkable things I was struck with watching Neighbor: How well he listened to those around him—no matter how young they were, no matter what they said. Children might tell him something funny. Or tragic. Or profound. He treated each missive as a gift—an almost sacred message, from one child of God to another.

I used to think of myself as a good listener. I’m not so sure anymore. I “talk” for a living, here and elsewhere. And sometimes, even when I’m listening even to the people most precious in my life, I feel my attention wander. I can feel my eyes darting, looking for the next distraction; search the conversation for another opportunity to let folks know what I think. How many times have I lost an opportunity to listen and learn? How many moments have I lost to create a greater connection? More broadly, how many of our societal ills and angsts could be treated and even healed through just … listening? I think we’d be surprised.

rogers 3Fred Rogers (left) with Francois Scarborough Clemmons (right) from his show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in the film, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, a Focus Features release. Credit: John Beale

He was gentle, but strong. In Neighbor, we see scenes aplenty when Rogers’ famous gentleness was mocked and lampooned. And indeed, his ultra-sincere persona and curious, almost lyrical-sounding voice can foster a very Rogers-esque stereotype of a milquetoast man. Truth is, he was anything but. He stood for things and, once he found his footing, never wavered from them. He stared down congress. He fought for racial equality. The very first week Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was on the air, according to Neighbor, Rogers tackled the Vietnam War.

Today, we see politicians and pundits bluster and blow like big, bad wolves—huffing and puffing, bellowing and retracting what they just bellowed. Rogers did Theodore Roosevelt one better: He spoke quietly, and instead of carrying a stick, he bore only his convictions. And so often, they were enough.

We all have inconsistencies to our characters, of course. We sin. We fail. We think or say or do things we should not. Allof us do. Even, I’m sure, Mister Rogers. But everything I’ve read about him—and what I see in Neighbor—suggests that Rogers was as true to, and as honest with, himself, and thus to his audience, as anyone can be. He didn’t just pretend to listen: He listened. He didn’t just pretend to care: He cared. Tom Junod’s 1998 Esquire profile of Rogers illustrates that really well, and it might be one of the best profiles I’ve ever read. (caution, though. It can be profane at times.)

rogers 4.jpgFred Rogers with Daniel Tiger from his show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood in the film, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, a Focus Features release. Credit: The Fred Rogers Company

He was vulnerable (in a way). Neighbor makes the case that Mr. Rogers’ puppet alter-ego was the watch-wearing Daniel Striped Tiger—sweet, shy and deeply vulnerable. Rogers admits in the movie that it’s far easier to let Daniel express his fears than he, as a grown man, to admit to them. But he, unlike most of us, still admits to them. And through Daniel, he gave the children he spoke to permission to express their own fears and doubts.

Funny that, in our social media age where we all share so much of ourselves, rarely do we share our vulnerability. We post our smiling vacation pictures and brag about our kids and express our deep political convictions in sometimes strident, shrill terms. But I think that often it’s our vulnerabilities, not our strengths, that make people gravitate toward us and allow them to trust us. I think that that’s part of what Paul meant in 2 Corinthians 12, when he told us that God’s power is made perfect in weakness. Rogers’ knew that, too. Our weaknesses open the door to fellowship. And that’s where strength is found.

He was devout. Rogers was an ordained minister, and throughout Neighbor we hear how Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was his pulpit. He preached from his fake television house and told his young viewers that they were loved just as they were—but they still needed to learn and grow, too. And that brings us to, perhaps, Rogers’ most powerful, enduring message.

He believed in us all. That feels like a strong statement, but I don’t think it’s a stretch. Rogers believed in us all. He believed that all of us—young and old—were worthy of love. We were lovable.

rogers 5.jpgFred Rogers meets with a disabled boy in the film WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, a Focus Features release. Credit : Jim Judkis


paul ansey.jpgAbout Paul Asay

Paul Asay is an author, journalist and entertainment critic who now serves as a senior associate editor for the popular Christian entertainment review site Plugged In (pluggedin.com). He has been published in a variety of other secular and Christian publications, including The Washington Post, The Gazette in Colorado Springs, YouthWorker Journal and Beliefnet.com. He has a love of old movies, a disturbing affinity for bad ones and an appreciation for all things geek.


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