Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
When my mother was alive, I used to love to go over to Little Mom’s house (as I used to call her) and just sit on her couch near her and write my articles while we both (kind of) watched TV.
She was tiny, the reason I affectionately called her Little Mom. One day when I was there, I saw her dragging a small step ladder into the kitchen. She was so tiny that the contraption seemed nearly as big as she was. I asked her if she needed help? At 90, she was going to put a new bulb in the ceiling light! The ceiling was 8 feet high. Oh, my gosh! I immediately called her doorman to please send up the handyman. Another time I was at her apartment, I came in and was alarmed because I noticed a faint smell of gas. The pilot light to her stove had gone out, and although the situation was not dangerous yet, it worried me. I wondered, what would happen if I didn’t regularly come over? That’s when my sister and I decided she needed a companion to live in the guest room. We found Annie, and Annie looked after Mom in the sweetest way until Mom passed in 2012.
Your attention will turn to your career at the glorious full moon of June 17…. This tender full moon will fall in your solar tenth house of honors, awards, and achievements and have you celebrating a major professional victory. In many ways, this full moon will fulfill an important promise of success that 2019 holds for you, that this year your name may be in lights.
My point in telling you this is that you don’t have to spend money to enjoy your time with your family member—just be together. Some of the best memories I have of Little Mom is being at her house and not doing anything much but just eating cherries or watching TV. Being there allows you to be helpful in a gentle way while you observe what is going on. You learn more about your child, your mother or father, or your sister, not by having an expensive dinner together, but by spending time at the house, folding laundry, sweeping up, making the beds—that’s when you really find out how your beloved family member is doing.