By Maria Beale Fletcher:
Imagine two paths that the inventive, electrically charged month of July 2020 is forcing us to choose between.
One of them is crowded with people pushing one another in a direction they may not want to go; "It's my way or the highway" seems to be their mantra. Their inner rage and self loathing—evident in their destructive acts—terrify us. If we cannot see ourselves trying to walk among them, then we determine that's not the path for us!
Our observations of the self-restrained individuals on the second path may cause us to gravitate in their direction. Taking this alternate route, carefully traversing the rocky terrain, we are helped along the way by others, as together—with a sense of calm plus an occasional clenched fist—we productively deal with the challenges we all face.
Those two paths continue now
before us in July 2020.
Coming to mind is the genius of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (born January 27, 1832), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll. He published "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" on July 4th, 1865. Many of us in 2020 feel that, like Alice in Wonderland, we've all fallen down that same rabbit hole!
Additional spectacular birthdays representing the brilliant minds of Nikola Tesla (born July 10, 1856, inventor and physicist), Henry David Thoreau (born July 12, 1817, writer and philosopher), and Baseball Hall of Fame member and storyteller Satchel Paige (born July 7, 1906) epitomize the electrically charged creativity born in the seventh month.
July 2020 offers two paths, both electrically charged.
Which path are we choosing to seal our fate?
It's easy to calculate you Life Path Number!
Find out your number and read your forecast for July 2020!
Number 1, July 2020 finds you in deep contemplation, remembering decisions you made in the past. You are also challenged by the need for new choices, those that must be made now and in the future, with the awareness that what you put your attention on increases.
As the creative genius that you are, you must determine a new way of managing things and people in your life that you value most while bearing in mind that people don't want to be managed, they want to be inspired!
If you remember to begin with yourself, you will be on a good path to the truth. Your truth may not be your neighbor's truth or that of your friends, because you don't know what their criteria are; you only hear what they say it is! But you know that unless the story being told resonates within your heart and soul and rings true for yourself, you don't buy it.
Inspiring others begins with inspiring and managing yourself to action. As you communicate your beliefs this month, remember to care for your physical, spiritual, and psychological needs. Stay hydrated and maintain your composure while advising those who seek your counsel.
Famous July 1 Births:
Diana Frances Spencer, aka Princess Diana (1961–1997): Though considered a British aristocrat, she was born a commoner on July 1 and became Princess of Wales while married to Prince Charles. One of the most adored members of the British royal family, she died in a car crash in 1997.
Carl Lewis: Olympic track and field athlete born in Birmingham, Alabama, July 1, 1961. Louie Psihoyos: American photographer and director, wrote that "The world’s fastest guy, Carl Lewis, was the first to break 10 seconds, and he did it when he was a vegan." As an Olympic athlete, Carl Lewis was part of five American Olympic teams, winning 10 medals, 9 of them gold. "With his unsurpassed talent in the long jump and his speed in the sprints, he has gone places where no other track and field athlete has ever visited." (ESPN.com)
Number 2, if you are perceived as being a little more introspective this July, join the club! All of us on planet Earth are trying to figure out a better course of action.
Specifically, your new direction attracts "friends" you never knew you had; it could be because your intuition is working overtime, causing you to tune in to others at a higher frequency. You have the look of someone who calmly knows where you're going.
Creating a new path can be invigorating. "Working overtime" appropriately describes your course this month. You have the tools of knowledge, experience, and the reputation for successfully contributing to the needs of others. With your eye on the bottom line, your solutions impress those who take note of your work.
Responsibility is your focus this month. If you can put aside any feelings of insecurity and concentrate on your God-given talents, you will touch the hearts of many and inspire greatness in yourself and others.
Famous July 2 Births:
Thurgood Marshall: born July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, MD; Supreme Court Justice of the United States from 1967 until 1991, nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Larry David: born July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY; producer and writer of the hit NBC series Seinfeld (1989–1998), creator, writer, and lead actor on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm since 2000.
Number 3, July 2020 is having a field day with you and all of us! Is it possible that your observations of the world around you are contributing to your recent unusual behavior? One day you're up, and the next you're down. Questioning yourself, being overly critical, does not bring you closer to your goal, nor does it bring peace.
Being determined to create a new direction for your projects and remembering to think and act even bigger than you have in the past will be beneficial. This is not the month to second guess yourself; instead, it's time to go full steam ahead.
There are so many options from which to choose that you may feel like a kid in a candy store. What if you could have anything you want?! And the sixty-four dollar question is: what do you want?
While you're deliberating, pack your bag, for soon you may take off in a direction that confounds even you! There is so much movement and travel in your immediate future, it takes your breath away! With so many choices available, be sure your selection is the one you want and not what somebody else wants for you.
Famous July 3 Births:
Tom Cruise: born July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, NY; won Golden Globe Awards for his roles in Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia—breakthrough role in the 1983 film Risky Business. In 1996, began playing Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series.
Montel Williams: born July 3, 1956, in Baltimore, MD; Emmy-winning talk show host and a crusader against multiple sclerosis. He became famous for The Montel Williams Show, which ran from 1991 to 2008. He served in the United States Marine Corps before becoming famous.
Number 4, this July has you in deep thought as you go about your work while evaluating where you want to lead others. Working hard while moving in new directions has never been unattractive to you, for it's what you've always done.
Unlike others, however, you are now bombarded with so many ideas it may be hard to choose just one from so many that tempt you! If you vacillate too long, you could even further sabotage yourself. Indecision works for no man or woman.
Why not use your 20/20 vision to pinpoint those duties and responsibilities that demand your immediate attention. Come back from the future to the present with your brilliant solutions.
In addition to your family and friends, your community is also crying out for your attention. Now is the time to be there for them. As you reach out to others through the media, make certain your message is clear and not distorted!
Famous July 4 Births:
Gloria Stuart: born July 4, 1910. The oldest person to be nominated for an Oscar, her career began in the 1930s. She played Claude Rains' love interest in The Invisible Man, and decades later, Rose in the blockbuster film Titanic. A third-generation Californian, she studied philosophy and drama at UC Berkeley prior to her acting career.
Bill Withers: born July 4, 1938. American singer-songwriter known for songs such as "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day," and "Just the Two of Us." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007, his song "Lean on Me" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Number 5, this July reminds you that as much as you enjoy conversing with yourself and your friends, now is the time to focus on your work! No one celebrates life quite the way you do on a daily basis. That's one of the reasons your friends enjoy your company so much; they never know what to expect!
This month, you need to let them know to expect something different! You seem to be mesmerized by your daydreams of fantasy, much like when you were a child. Your night dreams also capture your attention, and you write them down. Just what is it that your higher self is trying to tell you through these dreams? You think you know but may feel reluctant to act.
If you're vacillating between concerns for your family of friends and community following you on a path you've never before explored, then take your time before arriving at your final decision of what to do.
Be sure to get enough sleep and allow for walks in nature, if possible. Solitude is your friend as you contemplate new ways to spread your news.
Famous July 5 Births:
P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum: born July 5, 1810, in Bethel, CT. Legendary showman and prankster who founded the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He served two terms in the Connecticut legislature in 1865 as a Republican for Fairfield and strongly supported the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, which ended slavery.
Susan Wojcicki: Born July 5, 1968 in Santa Clara County, CA. She was an American businesswoman