GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 27Feb15

Honoring The Goddess Luonnotar!!!

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Lady,
Two images of the One:
Queen of the Underworld.
Gatherer of souls;
Maiden of the Light and
Bringer of unceasing joy—
death and innocence lying in
perpetual juxtaposition
like the meeting of night and day
or the burden of flesh
intertwining with pale spirit.
Your power is double edged and terrible;
both describe dangers for the unwary,
both beckon with delights indescribable.
Acquiesce to one and the other stands revealed.
To live is to embrace You both.

Meditations
The many hues of the morning sun; what do
the colors remind you of?

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The Book Of Hours: Prayers to the Goddess
By Galen Gillotte

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The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship
“There is not enough darkness in the world to put out the light of one candle.”
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“Freedom: Appreciate It, Cherish It, Protect It.”
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All We Are Saying Is…Give Peace A Chance ~John Lennon
So mote it be!!

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Blessed be my little witch. To those who came before and those who will come after, know that the Goddess is with you always.
Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed. ~GrannyMoon/
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Each And Every Day A Feast Day!
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In many different traditions lighting a candle is a sacred action. It expresses more than words can express. It has to do with gratefulness. From time immemorial, people have lit candles in sacred places. You may want to begin or end your day by the sacred ritual of lighting a candle on this gratefulness. Or you may want to light a birthday candle for a friend. One single guideline is all you need: Slow down and do it with full attention.

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Freya’s Day

Energy: Female Ruler: Venus – Rules lovers and pleasure, affairs of the heart – Use for magick involving love, peace, beauty, gentleness, women’s problems, healing, protection, lovers, ease, pleasure, affairs. Resolve quarrels today!

Today’s Magickal Influences: All Love Matters, Friendships, Affection, Partnerships, Money, Sex

Today’s Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

Incense:  Saffron, Verbena

Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Color of The Day:  Light Blue, Pale Green

Colors for Tomorrow: Black

Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra

Candle: Green

Saint Jegudiel represents Friday

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn’s Day

Day of Seatere, Seater, and Saturn and of Loki, the Norse god of tricks and revelry. Saturday is ruled by Saturn, whose Magickal  influences are: longevity, endings, and homes. Saturday comes under the influence of Saturn. Saturn’s influence directs our attention toward routine chores, customs, and conventional traditions.Saturday is a good day for furthering our ambitions through perseverance, patience, responsible action, and a sense of purpose . Saturday is a good day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving spirit communication, meditation, psychic self-defense, binding, and locating lost things or missing persons.

Today’s Goddesses: Ops, Rhea, Tellus Mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Tonantzin, Asherah, Anath, The Shekinah, The Matronit, Mary, Gula, Herodias, Oddudua, Demeter

Today’s Magickal Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families, Works Of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines

Today’s Energies: Female – Rules obstacles, overcoming blockages – Use for magick involving overcoming limitations, the elderly, endings, deaths, blocks, constrictions, and those restricting you.

Incense:  Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone, Myrrh

Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy

Color of The Day:   Black

Colors for Tomorrow: Orange, Gold and Yellow

Lucky Sign: Saturday Is The Lucky Day For Capricorn And Aquarius

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, 27 February, 2015

Waxing, Gibbous Moon
Moon Runs High.
Moon in 6th degree of the Sign Crabba, the Crab fish;
also in 7th deg. of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins.

Moonset: 2:31 morn.  Moonrise: 12:42 eve.  Souths: 8:03 eve.
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Current Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous — when the Moon is more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is increasing.

Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days)

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, Epona

Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiriation, Energy, Vitality, Freedom. Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.) Make phone calls. Write letters. Dance. Act now.

Perform magic on waxing moons to attract a new quality or behavior, to increase the light within, to attain personal and spiritual growth and greater awareness. The quarter moon suggests a period of overcoming obstacles and continuing on the path to growth.

Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.) Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child – both philosophical and literal).
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Mutable Air Sign Aspects: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Airy, Mutable, Barren, Horary Western, Vernal, Boreal, Commanding, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Human, Moist, Vocal, Sweet, Hot.

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Lunar Lore

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The last moon of February
talks the to fields;
barbed wire casts a shadow.
~ Jane Cooper, “Hunger Moon”
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From New Moon to the Full, the humidity and moisture
of bodies doth increase; but from the Full
to the New Moon, it descreaseth.
~Ptolemy
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It was a wild, cold, seasonable night of March,
with a pale moon, lying on her back as though
the wind had tilted her …
– Robert Louis Stevenson, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”.
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If the moon shows like a silver shield,
Be not afraid to reap your field ;
But if she rise a haloed round,
Soon we’ll tread on deluged ground.
~ T.F. Thiselton Dyer, “English Folk-Lore”.

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The Lunar Mansion
Alhak’a, A White Spot,
also known as
aput Canis Validi, The Head of the Strong Dog
Marked by the fix’d Star: Meissa, in Orion.

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While far Orion o’er the waves did walk
That flow among the isles.
~Shelley, “The Revolt of Islam

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Friday, 27 February, 2015

Sunrise: 6:43 morn.    Sunset: 5:58 eve.
Length of Day: 11h. 15m.

Dawn: 6:17 morn.    Dusk: 6:24 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 26m.

Sun in 8th degree of the Sign Pisces, the Fishes;
also in 11th degree of the Constellation Aquarius, the Water-Bearer;

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Solar Lore

If the body of the sun appear blood-red at setting,
it forebodes high winds for many days.
~Francis Bacon, “Historia Ventorum”.
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Aspects of Pisces: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Mutable, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Wintery, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold.

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Our Weekly Affirmation
If you repeat an affirmation three times a day three times each time you do it for 28 days it will
become a part of your being and whenever you feel like life is going out of control you will be able
to just find that safe place.

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Witches Affirmation Of The Week!

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A Witch is…

One who makes their own rules, but can abide by the rules of Nature.

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Today’s Reading By GrannyMoon – 7 of Disks

Keywords: Focus – Reward – Allowing – Reflection – Flexibility –Awareness – Recognition – Reevaluation –Contemplation – Nurturing the dream

The Moon in Gemini adds noise to the social elements of our life. We need to be in motion — running errands, shopping or talking with friends.

Give yourself time, the seeds of the New Moon have been planted, things are in the works. Let nature takes it’s course. This is a reflective time, use this time for yourself, meditation, prayer, songs and chants that can subtly reflect your inward processes. Fill your heart with bright and happy thoughts. Believe that your dreams were meant to come true.

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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays
And Some Not So Ancient!

Remember The Ancient Ways and Keep Them Holy!
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Goddess Month of Moura begins 2/20 – 3/19
Celtic Tree Month of Ash, 3rd Moon of the Celtic Year – (Feb 18 – March 17)

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February ~ Moon Phases
First Quarter falls on Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 at 12:15 PM

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March Moon Phases
Full “Worm” Moon falls on Thursday, 05 March, 2015 at 1:06 PM
Last Quarter falls on Friday, 13 March, 2015 at 1:49 PM
New Moon falls on Friday, 20 March, 2015 at 5:38 AM
First Quarter falls on Friday, 27 March, 2015 at 3:43 AM

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The Year Is Divided Into Four Seasons:
The first season is of a frigid complexion, and this is “Winter”;
The second is of the complexion of Air, and this is “Spring”;
Then follows the third, which is “Summer”, and is of the complexion of Fire;
Lastly, there is the fourth, wherein fruits are matured, which is “Autumn”.
~The Turba Philosophorum, ca. 12 century

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Today Is …

February  27- Day of Selene, Moon Goddess. Offer Her Moon cakes and a white rose.

Rudolf Steiner  ~ On this day in the year 1861, famous psychic and spiritual philosopher Rudolf Steiner was born in Kraljevic (which was part of Hungary at that time). He possessed clairvoyant powers and communicated often with nonphysical entities. In 1902, he was appointed general secretary of the German Section of the Theosophical Society, and in 1913, he established his own school for esoteric research. He died on March 30, 1925.

St Radegund of the Oats – A saintly sixth-century queen (she married Clotaire, King of the Merovingians, but fled from him after he murdered her brother), her worship replaced that of the earlier grain goddess. The legend goes that while she was fleeing from her husband, she passed a farmer sowing oats and asked him to tell anyone that followed that he had not seen a woman pass since he sowed the oats. In the next few hours, the oats grew so tall that Radegund could hide herself among them and when the farmer delivered his message to the King, he called off the search. (A similar story is told about St Mildburga (Feb 23), St Walburga (Feb 25) and the Virgin Mary.)

People brought oats as offerings to her on her feast day which was celebrated earlier in England, on February 11. St Radegund’s other feast day is August 13, which further confirms her connection with a grain goddess, as this is the date of a great goddess festival, when Artemis, Hecate and later the Virgin Mary were asked to protect the grain as it stood in the fields awaiting harvest. Berger, Pamela, The Goddess Obscured, Beacon Press 1985

Out with the Shvod – Armenians roust the house guardians out of their lazy beds and into the fields for growing season duties on this day by banging on the walls with sticks and saying, “Out with the Shvod and in with the March.” Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology & Legend, Maria Leach, editor, Harper and Row 1984

February  28 – Chinese Feast of Lanterns. Put a light in your window tonight.

Sabbatu In ancient times, a Chaldean sabbath known as the Sabbatu was celebrated each year on this date.

On this day of the year, the Earth-Goddesses Ceres, Demeter, Gaia, Ge, and Mauri are honored by many Pagans and Wiccans around the world.
Also honored annually on this day is the ancient Pagan deity Zamyaz, who was worshipped and offered sacrifices by the ancient Chaldeans and Persians.

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NOTE: Because of the large number of ancient calendars, many in simultaneous use, as well as different ways of computing holy days (marked by the annual inundation, the solar year, the lunar month, the rising of key stars, and other celestial and terrestrial events), you may find these holy days celebrated a few days earlier or later at your local temple.

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Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!

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Tasha’s Astro Planner for February

Fri. 2/27 Hospitable Cancer Moon embraces and invites guests.

Sat. 2/28 Motherly Cancer Moon helps look after those who need it.

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Goddess Of The Day ~ Luonnotar
Kalevala Day (Finland)

Themes: Creativity; Tradition; Fertility; Beginnings
Symbols: Egg; East Wind; Poetry

About Luonnotar: A Finno-Ugric creatrix, Luonnotar closes the month of February with an abundance of creative, fertile energy. Her name means “daughter of earth;’ and according to legend she nurtured the cosmic eggs from which the sun, moon, and stars developed. In the Kalevala, Luonnotar is metaphorically represented as the refreshing east wind-the wind of beginnings. She also created the first bard, Vainamolen.

To Do Today: The Kalevala is the epic poem of more than twenty thousand verses that recounts the history and lore of the Finnish people. Luonnotar appears in the creation stanzas, empowering the entire ballad with her energy. If there’s anything in your life that needs an inventive approach or ingenious nudge, stand in an easterly wind today and let Luonnotar’s power restore your personal muse. If the wind doesn’t cooperate, stand instead in the breeze created by a fan facing west!

To generate fertility or internalize a little extra resourcefulness as a coping mechanism in any area of your life, make eggs part of a meal today. Cook them sunny-side-up for a “sunny” disposition, over easy to motivate easy transitions, or hard boiled to strengthen your backbone!

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By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0062515683/ancestordetect08 and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Love Strengthening Spell

To strengthen your love with a partner on this Venus day, light a purple candle. Take an amethyst crystal in your left hand and hold a photograph of your loved one in your right hand. Focus on the flame, and see the two of you standing inside it, protected from all outside influences. Slowly raise your hands above the flame, up toward the ceiling. While holding the crystal and photo, blow out the candle, knowing that the flame continues to protect the two of you.

By: Therese Francis
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Green Granny’s Blessings

Mugwort – Latin: Artemisia vulgaris
Common Names: Artemis, Cronewort, witch herb, felon herb

Use this herb for menstrual problems and as a liver stimulant. But it is best known for it’s effect
on psychic ability, astral travel and divination. Use it as on charcoal while you are scrying or meditating.

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Long Forgotten Goddess Series – Greek Goddess Brizo

As the Goddess of the Sea, Brizo was invoked to protect ships and their crews and honored
with images of boats. Food offerings to honor Brizo were put in small boats and set a sail.
She was believed to appear to the sailors who invoked Her in form of a fish.  She was also
worshipped on the Greek Isle of Delos where people considered Her a prophet who specialized
in revealing the meaning of dreams.

Source: Monaghan,Patricia. The Book Of Goddesses And Heroines
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Morning Horoscopes For: Friday, 27 February 2015

Birthday horoscope for today: There`s a fine line between what could be termed `losses` and events that encourage you to de-clutter your life, your thinking and to clear out your possessions. True, in certain situations, it may seem destiny is being a bit heavy-handed. Still, go along with this because within only a short time something new will appear to fill the empty space you`ve just created; and that something will be far better than anything you`d imagined possible.

If you`re born within cusp period (16 to 26 of any month); you`re advised to read horoscopes of both signs covered by that period. You`re in the border; you may have influences from both houses of those signs.

Outlines are longer versions; consists of every possible details of today and based on three parts of each sign: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Decan; that is, any of three divisions of 10° within a sign of the zodiac.

Aries (Fire sign): March 21 — April 19

Epigram: Your tech affinity is peaking right now, and you may find it easier than usual to get great deals on the latest gadgets. If that`s not your thing, you can at least make that copier work right.

Outline: It sounds simple, but it`s true: If you want to get a clearer picture of where you`re headed, open your eyes. Lately, there has been a lot of change and activity that`s clouded your view and distracted you from what really matters. Quiet down a little and stop thinking about what `could` be. Right now, wishing isn`t going to get you anywhere. Accept things as they are, and you will find much to enjoy. There is positive stimulation around you, so reach out and get more involved in it.

You are torn between two extremes. This isn`t a good time to make an important decision, now that your head and heart are at war. Keep busy with small tasks. Eventually, your subconscious will tell you which path is best. You won`t be fully satisfied with either choice, so be prepared for a little discomfort. Usually, you have no problem striking in a new direction. When your options are limited, you tend to drag your feet. That`s natural. Make the best of a difficult situation.

Friendship with someone whose organisational skills are well known could grow (they might delegate something to you – and to your financial advantage). A request could bring you together with a group of friends to do something for a charity. You might also become involved in surprising a friend. The best news of all could be that someone close finally looks as though they`ve found their rudder within their work.

Finance: You`ve got a good idea, but don`t pitch it prematurely. Wait until you`ve figure out how it`s all going to work before you start talking about it at all. Spend the day fleshing it out.

Career: Important details could get lost in the shuffle now, and you`re so busy, you don`t have the resources to keep track of every little thing. Ask a friend or family member to look over your shoulder in the interim – they can provide a supportive buffer.

Taurus (Earth sign): April 20 — May 20

Epigram: You just don`t know what`s happening today – but that`s okay! You may find that your energy is better spent on action than on thinking. Try to be decisive, as hard as that may be.

Outline: Even if you feel pressed for time, don`t take any shortcuts in your work. If you cut corners, you will miss out on some nuances that the powers that be are looking for. This `no shortcut` rule applies to friendships too – go the long way to get to your destination. Generous gifts or spoiling someone with luxury isn`t the way to build your relationship. Rather, you need to be open with your emotions and share some everyday moments if you want to get closer.

People enjoy being in your company because you`re sensitive to their feelings. You don`t bring up controversial subjects and rarely pass judgement on others. That`s probably why your social calendar is brimming full. While you enjoy spending time with friends, it`s also important to enjoy solitary pursuits. Working on a creative project will give you a chance to connect with your artistic impulses. Some people are intimidated by your imagination and don`t know what to make of it.

On some level you may be dealing with loss or the awareness that you`ll need to give something up. Contact with an insurance company seems likely too. Dealings with `big business` could go rather better than you`d have imagined: you could discover that `the law` is on your side. There`s also the possibility of merging interests with someone – and/or becoming involved in a project that`s artistic and for charity.

Finance: You`re weak today. Your impulses get the better of you, at least where shopping is concerned. The good news is that you don`t have much cash or credit at your disposal, so you can`t do too much damage, no matter what kind of a tear you go on.

Career: Issues surrounding health and home are coming to the fore, so leave some cushioning in your busy work schedule if at all possible. You`ll need to take care of yourself and your living environment if you want to feel complete.

Gemini (Air sign): May 21 — June 20

Epigram: New ideas are coming your way – and they`re coming out from you toward the rest of the world. It`s a great time to brainstorm and come up with the best way to take care of whatever faces you.

Outline: The inspiration and energy you`ve been waiting for will roar in first thing this morning. Hop on this righteous wave of productivity and ride it for all it`s worth, because it won`t likely last all day. Others will get a kick out of your new and improved attitude, and you could even gain some support from former foes. Intellectual ideas aren`t going to appeal to you much; it`s all about action and adventure. Move with big gestures and laugh the loudest!

An urge for personal advancement causes you to chase the spotlight. You might have to elbow a competitor out of the way. You`re tired of being eclipsed by people who are less talented. Getting a promotion will be a long process, so prepare accordingly. Make your desire known and keep careful records of all your achievements. Don`t just cherry pick the best or easiest assignments. Work hard behind the scenes, too. If your employer sees you as a team player, you`ll get ahead.

Someone`s `good idea` could have you captivated – even if it means shifting things round yet again. The prospect of advance both at work and in financial matters could bring a smile too. With encouragement from someone who`s good at focus and who knows exactly how to present things on paper, you could enjoy a day of `personal development planning`.

Finance: You`ve got lots of things going on today but none of them are related. You`re putting out one fire after another in random acts of desperation. Your efforts are all over the dial which means efficiency is out the window. Sigh.

Career: Think big – really big. Where do you want to be in a decade? Maybe two? Professionally, personally and even programmatically, make sure your deepest values are in line with your career trajectory. Then check in with the people who matter most.

Cancer (Water sign): June 21 — July 22

Epigram: You`re a little afraid of the voice of authority today – but you shouldn`t be! Its bark is worse than its bite, and you are sure to find that you can get away with almost anything if you just act naturally.

Outline: You`ll be brimming with a heapin` helping of get-up-and-go, but it will be difficult to finalize anything. A lot of details are still up in the air, and the uncertainty around you will only grow for the next few days. Luckily, you have many new people and commitments to keep you busy. With the increase in activity in your life right now, concentration might be difficult to achieve and even more difficult to hold on to for any great length of time.

Keeping a low profile allows you to recharge your batteries. You`re tired of being in the line of fire. Dealing with the public can be exhausting. Take this opportunity to lobby for an assignment that allows you to work in private. Your employer may balk, since you`re so good at fielding questions and meeting concerns. Be firm. There`s no reason you should do all the heavy lifting. Let your colleagues get a taste of these duties. Your stature will rise as a result.

The magic continues. Rapport with someone improves. More importantly, what you achieve at work sets you on a new course. A task could become easier either because you`re more in control or because someone you work with shows passion for involvement. On top of all this, telepathy with someone living some distance away seems to be good working order – bringing pleasure to both of you.

Finance: You`ve got so many things to do that you just want to hide under the covers. You`re not a turtle, though, Cancer, and you can`t afford to withdraw into your protective shell. Stick your neck out and deal.

Career: Will it be a communication breakdown or a communication breakthrough? Your ability to stop beating around the bush is instrumental now. Get your goals and ideals on the table, and encourage everyone else to do the same.

Leo (Fire sign): July 23 — August 22

Epigram: A good friend has great advice – but only if you listen carefully. You may have to read a bit between the lines to really get at their meaning, but that`s not so hard if you`re paying attention.

Outline: You`re sharp as can be, handling all your tasks and commitments with a dancer`s grace, so you may not feel overwhelmed or in need of any help. What you may not realize is that if you just put a few minutes into improving your organization, you could end up saving hours of time. Efficiency isn`t boring – it`s the only thing holding you back from having a freer social calendar! Reprioritizing your tasks and sorting things out will put you in the lead.

Getting involved with a humanitarian cause will be fulfilling. It feels good to be surrounded by people who share your concerns. If you`re looking for love, you could find it while collecting supplies or raising funds. It`s hard to resist the charm of someone with a quirky sense of humour. At times, you won`t be sure if the object of your affection is joking, until you notice their ghost of a smile. Are you already in a relationship? Let your amour pamper you a little.

A message from someone you`re close to could bring you pleasure – yet also bring doubts. For some reason you may not believe what`s been said – regardless of the fact that colleagues and friends advise you to think positively. They`re right about one thing: your sixth sense may not be in good working order. What does seem to be in good order is your imagination – which could be at its most vivid. Putting this to productive use could be testing.

Finance: You`re adaptable enough to bounce back from the day`s losses no matter how you feel today. It`s not like you`re suffering from a broken heart! It`s just money, Leo, so don`t mope around as if you`re never going to be the same. You are.

Career: Projects have stalled over the past few weeks and your enthusiasm for work has waned in light of this lack of productivity. Plan some quality time with friends and family to remind you of what`s truly important in life. Go ahead and have some fun!

Virgo (Earth sign): August 23 — September 22

Epigram: You are not sure whether today is a good day or a bad one – and you might not be sure for quite some time! Just try to handle each situation that arises quickly and peaceably.

Outline: Putting up walls between yourself and the people you love is not a good idea right now – you need to keep those healthy connections alive, and the best way to do so is to keep it real and engage in some secret-sharing. However, when it comes to your public relationships, you need to make sure your walls are sturdy and high. Create a buffer you can hide behind. Protecting your privacy should be a major goal right now – not everyone deserves your trust.

You are confident and driven. Use these qualities to move forward in the workplace. If a high profile position becomes available, apply for it. Your superior communication skills make you a great candidate for this job. You`re not as flashy as some of your competitors, but this can work in your favour. Instead of trying to project a cool image, you focus on yielding satisfactory results. This will help you build a reputation as a respected professional. People will come to you with important assignments.

The fact that your domestic life doesn`t seem to be running smoothly might not faze you at all. You can draw on experience. You might also have more resources available than in the past. A colleague or neighbour may be able to undertake a journey on your behalf or look after keys for you. There`s a danger of putting something down and then forgetting what you`ve done with it though – let`s hope it`s not those keys!

Finance: Try to do your best today – which is all you can do on any given day, but today the feeling that important elements are out of your hands can be paralyzing. Don`t focus on that. You have the same amount of power today as you have on any other day (which is not much, sigh).

Career: You`ll be champing at the bit to make deals, sign papers and green-light projects with abandon – just make sure you`re able to follow through. It`s no time to ignore the fine print and make promises you can`t keep.

Libra (Air sign): September 23 — October 22

Epigram: You have to bring up something new and different – and it may be time for you to have that awkward conversation with your spouse or boss. It should go even better than you hope!

Outline: If you feel like slowing down, then you have perfect timing – because one or two fascinating people will come into your world and they deserve your careful, studied attention. Skip past the small talk and get right to the heart of what`s on your mind. They can handle the direct approach, and will match you witty remark for witty remark. Your opinions may be challenged, but you will have a great time defending your position. Keep an open mind, and let yourself learn something new.

There`s no reason to settle for second best. If you`re dissatisfied with the results of a project, speak up. Be polite, specific and constructive in your criticisms. People will be willing to work with you if they think you`re being reasonable. It`s possible you`ll get some free merchandise or a gift certificate as an apology. You`re not trying to make waves, but you are determined to get good value for your money. Nobody can argue with that. Remember to praise helpful, attentive workers.

Love is in the air – and you could be involved in subterfuge. You might also be asked to help a friend who can`t yet visualise their future. Discussing options and investments could be on the agenda. You might also wonder if you have `friends in high places` who could help. Talk of jewelry or accessories generally could set you thinking about gift shopping.

Finance: Something that appears totally useless actually has a lot of value. It`s enriching in ways that have nothing to do with money. It`s hard to verify this kind of value, so put your gift of gab to good use today.

Career: A friend from an entirely different field will offer an anecdote or a bit of advice that may hold the key to a work situation you`re grappling with. Use your powers of extrapolation to see how it applies to you.

Scorpio (Water sign): October 23 — November 21

Epigram: You`re having a hard time with risk today – so much so that you may have to just walk away from what had once promised to be a lucrative situation. Things are looking up for sure!

Outline: Open yourself up to the idea that expression is necessary to get you to the next level of happiness. In other words, for a healthier life, you need to share your feelings – no matter what they are. Utilize your personality and express yourself in the best way you know how. Singing, dancing, cooking or even just goofing around are all great ways to display how you`re feeling. If you keep your emotions inside or mask them, then you`ll be wasting your time.

Trust your perceptions when it comes to a romantic partner. If you sense your amour wants more space, back off. Encourage them to enjoy a day of leisure by themselves. Don`t get jealous if they opt to spend time with another friend. It isn`t necessary to spend every moment together. Your relationship will fare much better when you pursue separate interests. Are you single? You could meet someone special at a house of worship or spiritual workshop.

An acute bout of `grass being greener` could set you thinking about where you really want to live and work in the future – and just how much more `transplanting` you can take. Domestic and emotional change could be following you around. The advice of a friend might not be the route you`re going to take – but nonetheless, might be an option you need to hear – even if it`s only to discount it later.

Finance: Other people are not giving you their money for nothing. There is no such thing as that kind of deal short of an inheritance. Read the fine print, Scorpio, because the pay back could really make this otherwise sweet deal sour.

Career: Prioritize going over the details with a fine-toothed comb. Locating a potential issue that several others have missed – perhaps including your boss – will earn you some big bonus points now.

Sagittarius (Fire sign): November 22 — December 21

Epigram: Life is even busier than usual today – and that means that you`re in your element. You may feel a bit harried from time to time, but you should be able to get plenty done without much effort.

Outline: Relationships are challenging to you – everyone seems to be in the middle of an argument or in a state of utter confusion. You can`t solve everyone else`s problems right now, and frankly you shouldn`t. How two other people relate to each other is their own business – so stick to the sidelines. Let everyone know you`re there when they need you, but don`t give them the impression you`ve taken any one side. Things are more complicated than you may realize.

Your friendly, upbeat attitude attracts several admirers. It`s nice to be the focus of so much romantic attention. Ultimately, you prefer to remain footloose and fancy free. If you`re already in a relationship, this is a good time to ask your partner for support. Discuss the possibility of taking a solitary trip while your amour holds down the fort. You haven`t lost interest. You just want to reconnect with your spiritual side. To do this, you require some peace and quiet.

A flurry of communications could leave you none-the-wiser about the action you`re gong to take. Colleagues may be waiting for you to make an agenda whilst you may prefer them to make the first move. First round negotiations in a business matter give you something more to discuss- this time with someone close who seems to be looking at a different future too.

Finance: You`re dealing with someone who`s all hat, no cattle today, and you can see right through their braggadocio. Don`t be that kind of person yourself, Sag. Put your money where your mouth is – otherwise you`re all talk and no action.

Career: It`s one of those days when you`ll have not one but a half-dozen great ideas in the shower. Seemingly minor happenings will fire up your brain. The more you do, the more the concepts will flow. Carry a notebook at all times – you don`t want to forget this stuff!

Capricorn (Earth sign): December 22 — January 19

Epigram: This isn`t a great time to indulge in gossip or idle chitchat – things are happening that are much more important than that. Your personal energy reserves are a bit tapped out, but that can`t last forever.

Outline: Blessed with a great positive energy, you`ll be spreading joy to everyone you meet. Liberally toss sunny smiles at people – the driver in the car next to you, a stranger on the street and definitely that grouchy guy in the elevator. By putting happy energy out into the world (even in a tiny way) you`re creating a happier environment. It`s sort of like forming a bubble of joy all around you. It`s easier than it sounds – so give it a try!

Coming up with practical solutions to problems is your specialty. If you`re unfamiliar with how a job is done, talk to the experts. People who perform these tasks on a regular basis will be happy to discuss their frustrations. They`ll probably offer some brilliant proposals, too. The problem with so many people who are high up the chain of command is they can be cut off from support staff. Make it your mission to have open communications with workers at every level of the organisation.

You may be required to think about larger sums of money than usual – tuning in to interest rates and other complexities as you do. A companion may be finding this awesome too – despite the fact that they have some experience in this area. You could find yourself being `leaned on` when you`d appreciate being able to do the same. A meeting with a financial advisor or older, wiser `guru-type` friend might help.

Finance: If you think you are somehow attracting all kinds of flighty people, take a good look at what it making them run off. There is something about the project that is screamingly obvious to others but you just can`t see it. Look for the fatal flaw today.

Career: Everyone else may be missing the point, but if you look at the details in the larger context, it`ll all become oh, so clear to you. From there, your projections will be accurate – your plans will win you accolades later.

Aquarius (Air sign): January 20 — February 18

Epigram: Take all the time you need to think things through today – and then speak clearly and straight to the point. Your ability to reach people is heightened tremendously, so you can make great progress.

Outline: Fun and games are perfectly okay, but they don`t pay the rent, if you get the drift. Put away your party shoes and put on your work boots – you`ve got some major stuff to do! At first, you may dread the work, but as the day goes on you`ll get into a rhythm that will take you further than you thought you could go, and in half the time. So dive right in, and get going – the sooner you start, the sooner you`ll finish! Then you can get back to the games.

You feel like you`re always operating at someone else`s whims. It`s time to put an end to this dynamic. Establishing firm boundaries will be difficult. The person you`re dealing with doesn`t pay attention to social cues. Even a direct request for some space may fall on deaf ears. The best way to change this dynamic is to be consistent. Instead of responding immediately to phone calls, texts and e-mails, wait a full day. This will train your pest to back off.

It may be clear to you that others see you differently. The image you have of yourself could undergo a change too. This could be connected to a change in your financial circumstances. You might also be interested in the way people address others: protocol could be important. At work, you may be asked to get involved in a project that`s bigger than anything you`ve done before.

Finance: You may not be the one who starts a buzz or generates much excitement. In fact, you may not be used to getting any kind of attention at all; but today your creativity sparks something that others can`t help but notice, and it pays off in a big way. Congrats.

Career: The temptation to get ahead of yourself is strong, but you have to take into account factors that haven`t been considered. Strategize for the short-term and don`t stress about the longer view. You can`t do anything about any of that just yet.

Pisces (Water sign): February 19 — March 20

Epigram: What you thought was rock-solid turns out to be a bit squishy – but that might not be such a bad thing, your ability to surf through ambiguity should serve you quite well today.

Outline: The time for research and planning is over – get out there and do it! There`s no time left for stalling, and this wall you need to scale isn`t as high as you think. Start climbing now! Nail down travel plans and you may get a happy surprise that will free up some extra money in the budget; consider an upgrade. Being more proactive right now will put you on a higher energy level and give you strong momentum for finishing up some things you`ve been putting off.

You`re in a good mood, so take advantage of it. Tackle a job that usually fills you with fear. You`ll be delighted to discover you handle this chore very well. Trust your emotions when it comes to making difficult choices. Your uncanny intuition is always your best guide. Relatives don`t understand the way you operate. Don`t worry. You don`t owe anyone explanations. When you develop a method that works with you, stick to it. Nobody will dare complain about the results.

The romantic in you could be out in force. A subterfuge could really appeal to you. Words and music may be involved. You might wish you could effect the same magic at work and create a pot of gold so that you could escape from a situation. Feeding this fantasy might result in the solution to one little problem being found though.

Finance: Something is harder than it looks, which is why it is such a so-called good deal. You may end up spending way more time on this than it`s worth in terms of money, but once you start, you just can`t quit. Watch out for similar sink holes.

Career: You`ll be quick with new ideas, so schedule a brainstorming session with a smart colleague or two. Look out, though – your temper`s equally fiery and you don`t want to burn any bridges.

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“The Goddess Companion”
Do not think of Vesta
as anything other than
fire, the living flame
which gives birth to nothing
but itself again.
Thus we call her virgin
for she is never seeded
not does she bear fruit.
And oh! she loves her maidens,
companions in virginity.
~Ovid, Fasti

To the ancient Romans, this was New Year’s Eve. On this day, the sacred blaze burning in the temple of the fire goddess Vesta was allowed to go out. The rest of the year, a sorority called the Vestal Virgins, under the direction of the Virgo Vesalis Maximus, tended the fire carefully, for it represented the very essence of Rome. A night without that fire burning in the temple was a dangerous and powerful time.

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