Definitions: (1) ready, fit, or qualified for duty; (2) in proper condition or order; (3) in possession of what is needed because of forethought or foresight

Compatible Quality: realistic [accepting fact as fact]

Motto: Semper Paratus (Latin): “Always prepared” — U.S. Coast Guard

• Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors the prepared mind. — Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) French chemist and microbiologist
• Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable. — George Smith Patton Jr. (1885–1945) American general

Reflection: If you permeate your consciousness with positive projections, positive thoughts, positive ideas about yourself and your future situation, then you have a better chance of manifesting those happy times and the qualities that go with them.

Tip: It pays to have both a plan A and a plan B.

• With a positive attitude and an example of positive living, you encourage others to emulate your behavior.
• One has to look at the future and imagine different options, needs, and responsibilities. Some of those possibilities are frightening. Still, allow yourself to view them objectively. You need to see them in order to steer clear (or through) them. But since you are not actually experiencing them, you need not fear them.

Symbol: Venus fly trap