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FOR ARETHA IN LIBATION

NFL: THE GREAT DISTRACTION

MAKE IT LAST FOREVER

A tribute to the Queen of Soul - the voice, inspiration and the legacy of a musical matriarch

With the league at a standstill in regards to player protest, big money corporations continue to cash in

At least thats the goal. Lets look at the appreciation and depreciation of relationships

ALIGNING WITH THE LOVE OF SEPTEMBER Most people spend their entire life searching for a means to gain, retain and maintain things but there is so much more to life.

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EDITORIAL LETTER

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Aligning with the Love of September: A focus on relationships in our community.

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n matters of the heart, we are drawn to people from our souls. We attract who we are and what we are ready for, not just what we want. There are parts of us that need healing, and without it, we perpetuate toxic behavior patterns that lead to an ongoing cycle of pain, shame and brokenness, especially with whom we engage romantically. Toxic relationships take on many forms. You can

be involved in a toxic relationship and not be aware of it. Usually, we’re so caught up in the frequency of love that we don’t see just how bad things are. If you notice your life spiraling out of control when you’re with someone, you feel inadequate when they’re around, you form new habits that aren’t in the best interest of your highest self or worse, you’re mentally or physically beaten down by someone,

This edition is dedicated to the tie that binds us all. Relationships are the foundation of life. Our life journey is enriched when we experience the whole of humanity. - ASE

then you’re a part of a toxic situation. It’s nearly impossible to go through life without experiencing a toxic partner. When we are not active participants in our healing, we attract more of who we are which is our spirits attempt to bring us into a space of wholeness. To begin the healing process, take time for self. Indulge in self-care. Unlearn that which no

longer serves you and learn the things that were not taught to us about loving partnerships. Be willing to explore new consciousness and step outside of your comfort zone. You have the power to manifest the love you deserve and desire. It starts within.

Peace and Black Love

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LONG LIVE THE QUEEN My heart weeps and rejoices in the passing of Music Matriarch Aretha Franklin.

LOVE LIKE A LIBRA Romantic and social, you are always thinking of thoughtful ways to please your partner.

GOING FOR THE GOLD SHAPE celebrates its 49th anniversary as they jump off the celebration for their 50th.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (MONTHLY REVIEW)

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Though we may change with the times; our purpose shall remain deeply rooted in service, love and liberation.

ALIGNING WITH THE LOVE OF SEPTEMBER FEATURE:

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A look back at the event head-liners from this past month.

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LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

FOR ARETHA IN LIBATION My heart weeps and rejoices in the passing of Music Matriarch Aretha Franklin.

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reflect on singing her songs and getting laughed at for being ahead of my time. The other little girls were singing En Vogue. But even they covered her song...”Chain chain chain...I’d sang as I cleaned my teacher’s chalkboard. My grandmother attended one of her weddings in Detroit….I reflect on the oratory role her tunes played in surviving the hardest moments of my life, time when my diamond was still grinding as coal. I wonder how many tales of her match this one, in the lives of all her annointed vocale touched. The stories must

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be infinite… Speaking of, God/Goddess all but broke the mold on Aretha Louise Franklin. It made perfect sense that her time with us was so supernaturally impactful. She came in zodiac house of Aries on Wednesday, March 25, 1942. Perhaps Mars was the driving force, the fire inside of each note. A fire that blazed decades of music, and hearts of millions of people worldwide.

MERCURY AND URANUS RULED THE DAY SHE CAME ON A LIFE PATH NUMBER 8. Infinity... she sang as

if she had done so for decades. Her moon made her a natural mother in the zodiac house of Cancer. Weren’t her songs like cool cucumber water when parched? The other mother on the radio, and countless other singers? Unapologetically emotional, if nothing else? Oh, but so much more. She, Aretha Louise Franklin was a matriarch of our journey as a people. She graduated into the realm of the ancestors and began her next journey in the zodiac house of Leo on

Thursday, August 16, 2018 after 76 years. Again, the path number marked an infinite 8, a divine design she was indeed. She came in divine fire, and left the same way, in infinity, while the moon was waxing in Scorpio. Still waters run deep...yes they do. Giving thanks and praises. Libations. ASE. Signed, Goddess in Thundering Firedance and Beautiful Diamond Rivers

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NFL: THE GREAT DISTRACTION

As the country grows more numb and dumb with football fever, Nike scores Biggly!

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or the early part of my life as most young men, I was enthralled with sports. If it was played with a ball, I was interrested. I come from a the times when head trauma was just part of the game. Things have changed a lot over the years, but one thing remains constant. Big corp advertising has always been at the forefront of metering public perception. If you haven’t been paying attention. Ex-pro football quarterback Colin

Kaepernick was all but banned from the National Football League for taking a knee during the national anthem. Kapernicks protest was due to the over policing and discrimination practices fostered by this country upon Black and brown communities. Big corp Nike released a “socially sensitive” ad campaign featuring the ex pro quarterback as the voice over for and cameo. The ad seems to show support for those who are leading the charge in

NIKE RELEASED ITS NEWEST AD, WHICH FEATURES AND IS NARRATED BY FORMER 49ERS QUARTERBACK COLIN KAEPERNICK. WATCH NOW

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redefining what it is to compete. But Kaepernick’s protest was against the social inequalities that our community faces not athletic competition. This is yet another ploy to distract from the real issue, pacify the community and re-engage the consumer base by showing “pseudo support” for a champion of our collective cause. Im sure most will see the ad and think - wow! Nike really stepped up on this one. I ask you then, with all the capital and resources that Nike has available, why didn’t they use their influence to garner real change and campaign against the real issue at the heart of Kaepernick’s protest. Social injustice in Amerikkka!

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THE BALANCEER OF THE HOLY BREATH “During the ancient Egypt dynastic periods, the Goddess Maat embodied the Goddess of Truth, Justice, Righteousness, Harmony, Order, Balance and Reciprocity (Karma). She governs the “weighing of the heart” of the deceased on the karmic scales.” Comfortability. People love being around you, and you love them, too. Untrained Eye. You

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see color creations, exquisite patterns, and art angles while others can’t. Smooth Operator: You don’t stress about having a difficult conversation, because your charm and balance demeanor gives respect.Free Thinker. The adventure is behind the next door. Time waits for no man to realize his divinity.Never Alone. Your mind is an endless source of inspiration, you can always keep yourself entertained— even if your smartphone is nowhere in sight.

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UNIVERSAL LAW

MAKE IT LAST FOREVER The Appreciation and Depreciation of Relationships

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ow was your day honey? I missed you today! Do you need help with washing the dishes to prepare dinner? These are just simple ways to strengthen a relationship, by showing appreciation to your loved ones. Appreciation is an action of sincere compassion for another and their feelings. Although, couples are individuals in union striving to build an empire, the binding force that solidifies the relationship is individuality. Let your mate be! Learn to appreciate their differences

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because that is what separates them from others and makes them special in this world. On the other hand, depreciation is the rapid decline of love over the years. For example, once you take that car (mate) you love off the lot (single scene) it loses value unless you uphold and cherish it. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” -Dalai Lama Unfortunately, the difference between the car and the human being is that the car has no feelings and cannot think nor reason. So the first love should be self-love because

if you cannot love yourself then no matter what partner you have you’ll never realize your potential value. Relationships tend to dissolve due to the lack of appreciation, especially in the melenated communities, where the divorce rate continues to soar. Superficial relationships in 2018 are saturated with how many “likes” or “smiley faces” one receives through DM, snap chat, Instagram, etc. Ergo, you can see the truth

in your partner by how they treat themselves and others. Love is a practical application with unlimited benefits if used in the correct manner, so start practicing today. Golden Rule – “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” Literal Substance Editorial

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COVER STORY

ALIGNING WITH THE LOVE OF SEPTEMBER

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As the Sun crosses the celestrial equator headed south, the Sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west.

eptember is here in this 11/2 year. The “Sept” part of the month’s name is a giveaway of its original place in the yearly calendar. Before January and February were added to the year, March was the actual first month of the year. That places September’s place as month number 7...the number of Divine

completion. Today, it is month number 9, the number of intuition and mystic wisdom. On the backdrop of the year of the Woman, Goddess Earth brings us much in this month. The leaves turn golden brown, and the summer temperatures find themselves cooling down

as the cardinal house of Libra ushers in Autumn Equinox. The Goddess Earth sheds all that is old, whispering in breezes for us to do the same. She also ends the season of mutable Virgo, filling September’s vibrations with the earth and the air. People born in either of these houses will be on a naturally higher

Earth, Wind, and Fire - blast this tune in rememberance… I Am...September!

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vibration. The heavens and the earth are in direct congruence, ever guiding us into practical mystic balance. September often sees a surge of harvest, as it is harvest season. This includes the harvest of crops, fruits of our works, and childbirth September 2018 sees four planets in retrograde: Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The planetary rulers of September are Mercury and Venus, the planets of love, material wealth, and communication. Interestingly, Mercury leaves the retrograde zone on the 2nd , as Venus enters it on the Continued on Page 9

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same day. As this relates to relationships, the focus that this month brings is that of balancing your relationships in a way that brings forth a good harvest. Many people are embracing their spiritual

paths, and that affects love connections. In my years of doing love readings, I have found that the love connections most likely to last are the ones bound by spiritual compatibility above all else. This starts with balancing as the individual. No matter where you may be in your

journey, take the time to meditate, balance, and recharge yourself. Often times, we find ourselves so obsessed with planting new seeds that we don’t take the time to rejoice for the harvest already manifested. September calls us to embrace more moments of stillness and

gratitude. Reflecting on the harvest of previous works will help gain balance, and be advised that the aforementioned planets in retrograde may make reflecting very intense. Embracing this September energy with an honest,

open spirit, you will find yourself more balanced than ever before. Being in a balanced, clear, place of love for yourself and your harvest here on Earth is sure to attract a love that will match perfectly into the life of your natural vibration. If you are of a pair, indulge in deeper forms of communication while mastering each other’s love language. Happy September! Ase! Signed, Goddess in the Heart’s Deep Woods

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