By Maria Beale Fletcher:
The outrageous energies of August 2020 can be summed up by the soulful creations of James Baldwin, Walt Kelly, and Michael Jackson. All three were born in August.
"We have met the enemy and he is us." Cartoonist, animator (Pinocchio, Fantasia, etc.), and philosopher Walt Kelly (born August 25, 1913) could have written these words today when describing the behaviors in so many neighborhoods throughout America and the world. Spoken by Pogo, the opossum, in his syndicated comic strip Pogo (1948–1975), Kelly articulated his philosophical outlook through his cartoon animals.
In Sonny's Blues, writer, essayist, and activist James Baldwin (born August 2, 1924) wrote:"The world waited outside, as hungry as a tiger, and that trouble stretched above us, longer than the sky." Baldwin wrote of the abusive horrors of his childhood (beginning with his Baptist minister father, a former slave) and youth in America as a gay Black man. He then escaped to France at the age of 24, hoping to experience a less-painful life, returning to America years later.
Michael Jackson (born August 29, 1958) also wrote of injustice and love. His uncanny ability to imprint his artistic genius throughout his original music (such as "Black or White" and "Dangerous") and moonwalk choreography will forever touch the hearts of generations around the world. Jackson wrote, sang, and performed the many truths of what it means to be human in the body of an international icon. People of all ages continue to idolize the man who tragically died so young.
This August, a piece of wisdom worth remembering comes from the pen of James Baldwin and The Fire Next Time:"Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law."
Baldwin, Kelly, and Jackson, all born in August, used their pain as the catalyst to create the art that inspires, entertains and educates the world today. Our lives have been made richer by their contributions and the gifts of all those born in August.
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Number 1, in August 2020 you are convinced of your invincibility and that you are the only one with the right answer! Time to get over that and begin to address new ways of binge working in isolation. You can begin to use those wonderful ideas of yours that seem to evolve when you have your head in the clouds. Your creative abilities are quite remarkable. Therefore, examine your patterns of thought and eliminate those that have never created the outcomes you want. Use discernment with all who clamor for your friendship.
Henrietta Lacks (born August 1, 1920) unknowingly donated her cells to Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951, a few months before her death from cancer on October 4 at age 38. Her cell line [HeLa cells - He (nrietta) La (cks)] has become a basis for many medical breakthroughs due to their unique properties. Her story has been told in Rebecca Skloot's book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and in the movie version of the same name.
Number 2, in August 2020 you will find to be true what James Baldwin, activist and writer of more than 20 books of fiction and non-fiction, wrote in his book Nobody Knows My Name: "The interior life is a real life, and the intangible dreams of people have a tangible effect on the world." Number 2, examine carefully your emotional thoughts and feelings. Determined as you are to reach your goals, decide also to be flexible, protecting your internal environment while negotiating the external world. Celebrate the path you take to create the outcomes you want!
Frederic August Bartholdi (born August 2, 1834): French designer of the Statue of Liberty, monument builder.
Number 3, in August 2020 it is only natural that you would steer the ship or business your way, in the direction you dictate. As the self-elected hero in charge of the protection and care of those less courageous, perhaps you need to learn if they're interested in cooperating with their own rescue! Listen to your intuition. Staying grounded is especially important as you take command of every situation. Your work ethic inspires the troops, igniting the response you crave to see—if you reign in your emotions a bit. Compassion, not contrariness, guarantees your desired outcomes.
Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940): American film, stage, TV actor and producer since 1961 (Apocalypse Now, The West Wing, Grace and Frankie), winner of numerous awards and way too many productions to list here!
Number 4, August,2020 may have you feeling a bit explosive while dealing with your awareness of being the sacrificial lamb. To be sure, there are many sacrificed and exploited this month for the sake of others. Control yourself, don't try to manipulate those around you. Anxiety may be ongoing as you decipher how to strike out in a bold direction while considering the outcome for your family if you do. Solving this dilemma requires that you ground yourself. Spend time alone with your thoughts and feelings and get plenty of sleep. Solitude gives birth to your solution.
Meghan Markle (born August 4,1981): American former actress (Suits), marriage to Prince Harry gave her the title of Duchess of Sussex.
Number 5, travel to new destinations is imminent this August as you work so very hard to make everything happen in an orderly fashion. Pioneer that you are, it is in your psychological makeup to make decisions based solely on your intuition. Celebrate your ability to live life on your terms while remembering to show gratitude to friends and family. As chief executive officer, you inspire your colleagues while you delegate projects to your team. Managing your business demands creative solutions that can only come from you.
Neil Armstrong (born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, August 5, 1930): American astronaut, aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, professor. First man to step foot on the moon on July 21, 1969. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Richard Nixon and the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Jimmy Carter. He died August 25, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the operating table during heart surgery at the age of 82.
Number 6, your adventurous, risk-taking, compassionate nature is out in front for all to appreciate in August 2020. Happy that your business is doing better than initially expected, you continue to attract influential customers who would love to promote and sponsor your product. Returning clients share the news of your supportive actions. If suddenly an employee turns up positive with Covid-19, you waste no time in closing down. After you're back to work in two weeks, your continuing observations of friends and family will keep them on their toes!
Lucille Ball (born in Jamestown, New York, August 6, 1911): Actress, comedienne, studio executive, producer (I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Life With Lucy, plus CBS Specials). Lucille Ball's Desilu Productions produced TV's Mission Impossible, The Untouchables and Star Trek. Married business partner Desi Arnaz—twice.
Number 7, in August 2020 you are taking off in yet another bold direction. Using no brakes, prepare yourself for an awesome, wild ride! No problem when you're at the top of your game with genius to spare. Your inspired, creative mind mesmerizes your audience. Aware of your powerful influence, this is your month and year to tell it like it was and is. Pioneering is your strength, but it is not for everyone! Listen to those who call for a moment to rest; it is in your interest as well. They may have some pertinent information to share that could possibly alter your direction.
Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975): South African/American actress and producer (Cider House Rules, Monster, Snow White and the Huntsman, The North Country, Bombshell, etc.), winner of numerous awards, including an American Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award.
Number 8, as the take-charge person of every situation, you take the cake, or the kale, depending on your mood in August 2020! Are you aware how awesomely intimidating this can be to those you've just met? Perhaps it's time to examine your interior life and observe that conflicting inner dialogue; it's giving birth to an epiphany this year. You're tuned in to your intuition like never before. By becoming aware of what others observe about you, relinquishing some of your fixed opinions can only improve your outlook on life. Family and friends could then relax a bit more around you.
Marjorie Rawlings (born Marjorie Kinnan in Washington, D.C., August 8, 1896): American novelist (won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 for The Yearling), wrote stories of those she knew in rural Florida (South Creek, The Sojourner plus others). She died of a cerebral stroke at age 57.
Number 9, in August 2020 your expertise at hitting the target is spot on when creating opportunities for your family and business to succeed during this volatile time. Direct and to the point, you tell the truth as you see it—as you see it, not the way that someone else tells you to see it! Asking for what you want works up to a point, until your lack of self confidence too often kicks in. This month, you stand out as the CEO with heart. Leading without risking emotional upset and acting out means getting enough rest is imperative!
Whitney Houston (born in Newark, New Jersey, August 9, 1963): American singer of pop, R&B, and gospel, and actress (The Bodyguard), cited as the most-awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records. One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 200 million records worldwide ("I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "When You Believe," "A Higher Love") and her 1991 Super Bowl XXV National Anthem is still considered by some to be the best. She is the only artist to have 7 consecutive U.S. #1 singles. Cause of death was drowning due to coronary artery disease and cocaine intoxication.
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