The Restaurant Business And Civility

Some of you may know that I used to be a restaurant owner. My ex and I owned two high-end successful restaurants, one French, one Italian. Given the firestorm on social media about Sarah Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant, I’d like to dispel some erroneous preconceptions about owners asking customers to leave. This happens more frequently than one might think. None of those reasons are uncivil.

1. If a person is intoxicated, and becomes disruptive, they may be asked to leave. This is not uncivil or discriminatory. 2. A person is rude or abusive to the wait staff. They will be asked to leave. 3. A couple arguing loudly at their table, where one throws a drink in the face of their partner, will be asked to leave. 4. Unruly children running around the room unchecked by their parents, creating a disturbance for other diners, the parents will be asked to leave. 5. Diners approaching celebrities and bothering them will be asked to leave. 6. People making racist or bigoted comments to their servers or other customers will be asked to leave.

None of this is uncivil or unfair. The owner has a responsibility to provide a harmonious and safe environment for their staff and customers. Having a customer walk in who has a public history of persecution of LGBT people, and hides behind her religion or her profession, and feels entitled to shame others, should not expect those individuals to feel comfortable serving her. If my servers expressed discomfort with a customer, I would ask that customer to leave, which is what happened here. In my experience, any responsible owner would shield their staff from someone persecuting them, whether in person or in a public forum. Period. Narcissists need to understand that there are consequences for their behaviors. Being asked to leave is one of them. Hope this helps. Blessings, Judith

And Deliver Us From Evil

The last sentence of The Lords Prayer is “ And deliver us from evil”. This administrations practice of ripping children from their mother’s arms is evil, pure and simple. Trump will go down in history as a depraved monster, joining the others: Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, so many delighting in the pain and suffering of the defenseless.

Now is a time to join together in prayer and ceremony, magic and ritual. Whatever your path, please join me in decreeing the ending of these atrocities, these crimes against humanity. Let us send light and love to the suffering, bathing them in strength. Let us not give in to despair. We are warriors of light. “ Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for thou art with me.” ( The 23rd psalm).

I stand with the parents who have had their children stolen from them. I stand for the children, the innocents. I stand for the voiceless. Always.

This period in our nations history will live in infamy. Trump is a destroyer. Unfortunately for him, the light always prevails over darkness. Deliverance from evil is at hand. We shall work together to make it so. Blessings, Judith

The Monthly Forecast for June

Kinuko Y. Craft

The Sun is in the sign Gemini for much of June. Gemini is an Air sign, ruled by Mercury. It rules the lungs, arms, hands, and nervous system in the body. The key words for Gemini are “ I Think”. Gemini is a dual sign, the twins. ( Castor and Pollux). It represents flexibility and curiosity, both good traits to have this month.

6/3 is lovely, with the Sun in Gemini Trine to the Moon in Aquarius, both Air signs, while the Moon also Trines Mercury in Gemini. The mind is open and stimulated now. The Moon moves into mystical Pisces on 6/5, forming two sextiles to both Uranus and Saturn. Uranus is sudden and unexpected changes, while Saturn is about patience and stability. This is a good day to begin something that will last.

6/6 has a number of planets aspecting Neptune. I expect more lies to be revealed regarding ongoing investigations. Reach for calmness and try not to engage in some people’s delusional thinking. Avoid debates. 6/11 is good, with the Moon in Taurus Trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Reach for alchemy and magic. It sextiles Neptune, adding in the mystical. Remind yourself that anything is possible.

The New Moon on 6/13 in Gemini invites us to embrace our duality. Some believed that Castor and Pollux were twin brothers, with Castor being human and Pollux being immortal. This would be a good day to acknowledge being an eternal soul having an earthly incarnation, and embracing all of the opportunities that brings.

The Moon moves into Virgo on 6/18. Both the 18th and 19th are wonderful, with a number of positive aspects. The Summer Solstice is on 6/21, when the Sun moves into Cancer.

The Full Moon on 6/28 is expansive and powerful.

This is an excellent month to focus on duality, rather than polarity. Duality is about being conjoined, both/and. Polarity supposes that you have to choose one versus the other, either/or. Spirituality teaches us that there is no “ other”, that we are one with all that is. In one version of the Castor and Pollux myth, when Castor dies, Pollux asks his father, Zeus, to allow him to share his immortality with his twin. Zeus grants his request, creating the constellation Gemini. This month encourages us to embrace and integrate our humanity with our divinity. We are both. We are made of stars, our own unique constellation, dancing through space and time.

May this month be filled with beauty, love, magic, and joy for you. Blessings, Judith