GrannyMoon*s Morning Feast 21 May 15

Happy Birthday Gemini!!!

Who is fond of life and jest and pleasure?
Who vacillates and changes ever?
Who loves attention without measure?
…Why it’s Gemini!!!

Honoring the Goddess Every Day!
Divine Mother, thank you for the lifeforce that surges through the earth and pulses within me on this Maymorning.
Help me tend the garden of my mind which is like a fertile field in which Your Consciousness grows.
Help me weed out the sprouts of arrogance, the “know-it-all” thoughts and actions based on the insecurity of the ego, that prevent God/dess seed within from coming fully to flower.
So Mote It Be!

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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

Candle: Green

Colors for Tomorrow: Black

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

Friday – Love, romance, marriage, friendship. Cast love spells on Fridays. Wear blue robes and use turquoise and ruby. Wear emerald or cat’s eye.

Saturday – A day for, psychic ability, communications, new beginnings, protection, bindings, mourning and for bidding farewell to old ways.
Wear brownish colors and use lead or onyx.

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, 21 May, 2015
Waxing, Crescent Moon          Age: 3 ¾ days.
Ascending Node is at 7° Libra.
Moon in 20th degree of the Sign Crabba (Cancer), the Crab fish;
also in 21st deg. of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins.
Moonrise: 9:02 morn.  Souths: 4:17 eve.  Moonset: 11:35 eve.

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Aspects of Crabba: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Cardinal, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding,
Solstitial, Tropical, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold, Psychic, Sensitive..

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The Current Moon Phase Is: The Waxing Crescent Moon

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.)

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.
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Spells and rituals involving the Water Element should be performed when the Moon is in a Water Sign: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

The short night
Broken, in the shallows,
A crescent moon.
~ Buson.
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Moon in the Lunar Mansion

Alhan’a, A Brand, or Mark, on a Camel,
also known as Sidus Parvum Lucis Magnae,
The Small, Bright Star.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Alhena, in Gemini.
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Tender Gemini in strict embrace
Stand clos’d and smiling in each other’s Face;
~ Thomas Creech’s trans. of Manilius’ “Poeticon Astronomicon.”

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Thursday, 21 May, 2015
Sunrise: 5:50 morn.    Sunset: 8:18 eve.
Length of Day: 14h. 28m.
Dawn: 5:20 morn.    Dusk: 8:48 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 30m.
Sun in 0th degree of the Sign Gemini, the Twins;
also in 8th degree of the Constellation Taurus, the Bull

Solar Lore

But yonder comes the powerful king of day,
Rejoicing in the east. The lessening cloud,
The kindling azure, and the mountain’s brow,
Illumed with fluid gold, his near approach
Betoken glad.
~ Thomson

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Sun moves into Gemini, Sign of the Twins, influenced by Mercury. Especially favorable time for learning and studies of all kinds.
(Why final exams are always held at this time!)

Aspects of Gemini: 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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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!

A Witch is…

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

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Readings by GrannyMoon ~ Shaman of Swords

Be Supportive!  You shine brightly today! Give deeply of yourself, you can afford to be friendly and supportive
to those around you. You are a person who can transform vision into reality. Never doubt yourself!
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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 Hera begins 5/16 – 6/12
Celtic Tree Calendar: Uath (Hawthorn) – May 13 to June 9

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May Moon Phases

First Quarter falls on Monday, 25 May, 2015 at 1:20 PM
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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 …

Day of Devi-Hindu Goddess of all force and form. Use Her to bring clarity of vision and organization to your life.

Fire-Walking Festival – In certain villages in northern Greece, on the feast day of Saint Constantine, the Anastenarides (the groaners) dance barefoot on hot coals for hours at a time. It is said that the Saint protects those men who he summons to this dance.

After the dance, a black bull is sacrificed on the steps of the church and the raw, still-steaming meat is distributed to all. The strips of hide are given out as well to be made into sandals. According to Blackburn, these rituals “are opposed by the Church as survivals from the ancient worship of Dionysos, the God of wild Nature in such manifestations as plant growth, wine, and ecstasy, but are stoutly defended by their practitioners as Christian defenses against the Devil.” [p. 216] Blackburn, Bonnie and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford University Press 1999 Rufus, Anneli, The World Holiday Book, Harper San Francisco 1994

St. Elena – While discussing the link between bread and religion that runs so deep in Italy, Waverley Root comments on a ritual that takes place at Quartu Sant’Elena, near Cagliari in Sardinia on May 21st. The people dress in traditional costumes and make an offering to St. Elena of eight large loaves of bread, which contain wine and honey, and are sweetened with jam. Root, Waverley, The Food of Italy, Scribner 1971

St. Rita – This 14th century Italian woman is the patron saint of the unhappily married, due to her sufferings at the hands of a vicious husband, and after his death in a vendetta, her two sons who had inherited their father’s tempers. Only after their deaths, was she free to enter an Augustinian convent and dedicate her life to ministering to the sick. Blackburn, Bonnie and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford University Press 1999

Rome: The Agonalia of May – dedicated to Vediovis, a personification of Mars as a protector.

Tasha’s Day by Day Astro Planner

Thu. 5/21 Moody Cancer Moon suggests asking for what is needed. Sun into Gemini brings energy to travel, communication. Late Venus opposing Pluto says go slow with desires.

Fri. 5/22 Flirty Gemini Moon smiles through the day. Romantic Leo Moon says go out and play. Later Sun opposing Saturn could solidify actions.

Sat. 5/23 Creative Leo Moon suggests art projects for fun.

Sun. 5/24 Playful Leo Moon brings joyous energy to the day.

Mon. 5/25 Picky Virgo Moon is needed to rein in Venus Square Uranus and Mars Square Neptune. Impulsive choices best postponed today. Vision may be unclear.

Tue. 5/26 Clever Virgo Moon helps bring mindful energy to good solutions.

Wed. 5/27 Analytical Virgo Moon is assisted by Mercury conjunct Mars for crisp efficiency.

Thu. 5/28 Balance loving Libra Moon helps keep the peace.

Fri; 5/29 Justice oriented Libra Moon can help pierce Mercury Square Neptune confusion. Be mindful.

Sat. 5/30 Penetrating Scorpio Moon gets to the bottom of issues; Sun conjunct Mercury helps.

Sun. 5/31 Mystery loving Scorpio Moon finds food for thought as Sun squares Neptune.

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Goddess Of The Day: Iambe
Gemini (Various Locations)

Themes:  Communication; Creativity; Art; Humor; Playfulness
Symbols:  Paired Items

About Iambe:  Iambe means “speech”, indicating this goddess’s intimate connection with the art of communication.  In Greek stories, Iambe always had a witty (and sometimes satirical) comeback.  This may be why she was credited with creating the writer’s bane of iambic pentameter verse (a metered verse with two distinct accents).  In mythology, Iambe used this form of poetry to cheer up Demeter, with tremendous success.

To Do Today:  Astrologically, the twins personify individuals who have dual natures:  they are filled with charm and creativity but also seem elusive, like Iambe and her poetic method.  You can remember Iambe and learn more about her style today by reading Shakespeare, one of the few humans to master it (or perhaps rent one of the recent Shakespearean movies)!

If that’s not your proverbial cup of tea, use this invocation to Iambe as a prayer, part of a ritual, or whatever is appropriate for you:

Iambe, I sing your mystic poems.
From dots and tittles, the magic’s sown.
With celestial pens, you scribe each spell,
and lessons in joy, may I learn them well.
Iambe, your metered muse confounds,
yet where’er it’s spoken, magic abounds,
full and fierce, potent and free,
and when I hear it I know, that the magic is me!
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By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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WOMANSPIRIT RISING On Air Rituals and Celebrations
w/Flash Silvermoon http://67.20.67.108/

Thursday May 21 10-11pm EST
Flash Silvermoon is hosting a new monthly Radio Show called Womanspirit Rising. Flash will be joined by  other Priestesses of different traditions and other sisters to offer LIVE ON AIR RITUALS for Healing the Planet

For our next program we will share THE MOON AND OUR NEED FOR NURTURANCE You can call in this phone number to listen LIVE  on our live show Call 559-726-1300   Enter Access code: 244850# Click here for the Live show http://67.20.67.108/

ARCHIVE – Listen anytime at least an hour after the show http://67.20.67.108/?page_id=36

Flash Silvermoon Author of The Wise Woman’s Tarot, Psychic, Astrologer,Animal Communicator, Vibrational Healer, Musician  Master Stone Healer and founder of the Wise Woman’s Festival http://www.flashsilvermoon.com  Joined by a circle of Priestesses we will use our Spirituality, Creativity, Deep Heartedness and Desire for Peace, Healing and Justice for the Planet to RAISE THE VIBE FOR THE TRIBE
JOINING THE CIRCLE THIS MONTH –
Aurora Whitebird ,Earthkeeper, Pipe Carrier and Priestess of Isis and Laura Djakpa – Ancestral Mystic and Medium.

Please join us each month and share with your sisters  and spiritual friends so that we can make larger and larger circles to encircle the Planet for support and healing
Very Very exciting to share Healing Energy Globally at this challenging time!

Our Circle will rotate others in and out as needed to offer up a Cauldron full of tasty Gumbo provided by Spirited Wise Women. We offer you a template, if you will, for your own circle magic should you be a novice and a space of safe Spiritual Sisterhood no matter what your skill level. All are welcome to listen and enjoy the fine energy that we will raise. So get your smudge bowls cooking, your candles lit and the libations of your choice chaliced and bring your open hearts and enthusiasm to enrich the magical cauldron we will make.Join  us –

REWEAVE THE  LUMINOUS CRYSTALLINE WEB THAT SURROUNDS THE PLANET INCLUDING ALL THE INTERLOCKING SACRED SITES METHODICALLY ALIGNED  FOR THE PLANETARY HEALING AND ELEVATION NEEDED AT THIS SPECIAL TIME

Join us, there is power in numbers of like minded others. If you want to participate and not just listen, You will need a burning bowl or smudge bowl with sage/ cedar or your fave blend. a lighter,paper and pen and be sure to crack your window

Keep watching here for next months program Thursday June 18 Summer Solstice
Blessings Flash Silvermoon Host, Circle Weaver and Priestess of the Rainbow Goddess Tradition
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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Gemini, the Twins
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Gemini is easy to find as it glides high overhead in mid-winter, above and to the left of Orion. It’s two brightest stars — Castor and Pollux — represent the mythological twins brothers of Helen of Troy. Many cultures have seen two humans in this star pattern — marked by two roughly parallel lines of stars capped by two of the brightest stars in our night sky. But the legend that endures is that of Castor and Pollux. Gemini’s two brightest stars bear the names of the twins.

The constellation of Gemini has been seen as twin figures by cultures throughout the world, back into prehistory. The ‘Two Stars’, referring to its very bright suns, which the Greeks recognized as Castor and Polydeuces, were named for the younger and elder forms of the god Horus by the Egyptians. To the Romans they were Hercules and Apollo. Often perceived as twin boys, the lore sustains that they were placed in the night sky by Jove to honor and exemplify the fidelity of their brotherly love. In other instances they were seen as a sister and brother or two angels, then within later Christian traditions, as Adam and Eve.

Stories of hero twins are also related throughout the world. For the Greeks their was Castor and Polydeuces, also known as the Dioscuri, or Heavenly Twins. They were the children of Zeus and Leda, queen of Sparta (yes…you may call them: ‘sons of the swan.’), thus also the brothers to the infamous Helen, late of Troy. The exploits of these twins are many, and all heroic. In their youth they sailed with Jason to retrieve the Golden Fleece. To the Romans, who knew them as Castor and Pollux, the twins were invoked on the field of battle to assure victory. For centuries beyond they were held as guardians to sailors on extended or risky voyages.

So Leda’s twins, bright-shining, at their beck
Oft have delivered stricken barks from wreck
~Horace
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Taken From GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives 2002

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Healing Arts and Pagan Studies ~ Planning Your Garden Spell

As days grow warmer and the Earth becomes fertile, our focus turns toward our summer gardens, window boxes, and patio pots. As you purchase your herbs and vegetables for planting, infuse each with magical energy. Herbs contain practical and magical properties; enhance these with your intention. Plant during the waxing Moon to support growth and invite the power of each herb to flourish and expand as you tenderly give it a new home. Add a coin or two to the soil to invite plenty and to honor the earth element of pentacles. Plants nurture us and support our growth, both physical and spiritual. By recognizing the mystery within this green gift from Nature, we become a more intimate part of life’s cycle.

By: Karri Allrich

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In the evening you shine,
brilliant and lovely.
In the morning you shine,
mighty and radiant.
In the heavens you stand
like the sun and the moon.
On earth you are known
for your greatness and beauty.
To you I now pray,
holy priestess of heaven.
To you I now pray,
Innana, to you.
~Babylonian Song To Innana

Many prayers to the Goddess, created by people widely separated in time and space, are songs of reverence and praise. How little we make time for praise today! When the weather is cloudy and damp, we complain, but when it clears and grows bright, we rush through our days without comment. Yet what more beautiful gift can this world offer us than a sunny, flowery spring day? The slight buzz of bees finding their way to the new flowers, the faint fragrance of blossoming trees, the soft textures of feathery new leaves – these are a feast for our souls and our senses.

How would our lives change if we took time, each day, to notice and comment upon the beauty of nature that we witness? If we spoke to our friends of each pink sunset we enjoyed, and to our lovers of the sensuousness of fresh rain on our skin? How might our lives be changed?

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By Patricia Monaghan
From “The Goddess Companion” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

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Morning Horoscopes For: Thursday, 21 May 2015

Birthday horoscope for today: Everybody likes to be reassured, so you may not be thrilled the theme in your birthday chart is `setbacks`. Yet once you understand how these will broaden your perspective and enrich your life, you`ll embrace even unsettling changes. In every case, these encounters and events are forcing you to reflect on, and change or even eliminate once-worthwhile alliances and activities. This will de-clutter your life, and just when wonderful new things are coming your way.

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: Everyone has an opinion on your life right now – friends, family members and even co-workers will all have a few words of advice if you ask them what they think. Not all of it will be remotely applicable to your situation now, but you should go ahead and ask them for their feedback. Listen to them all with an open mind; you`ll get a kick out of all the different takes. In the end, you`d be wisest to do what you always do – follow your heart.

Outline: You have a strong desire to learn something new. Taking a challenging course will prompt some cynical comments from friends. They will mock your efforts to learn a language or master a musical instrument. Turn a deaf ear to these taunts. You can accomplish anything you desire, so long as you stay focused. Abandoning a project at the first sign of trouble can be a problem for you. Don`t let your restless energy stop you from crossing the finish line.

Cash or pay could depend on someone far away. An interesting second revenue stream could develop with a friend. Improvements in relationships are likely when you discover that though you`re using different language, you`re effectively singing from the same hymn sheet. You might also decide that with a colleague, a `good cop, bad cop` routine might be useful.

Finance: Things are heating up, so it`s time to chill. If you pour gas on a fire, it still needs air to flourish. Don`t feed your debt, even if your instinct is to douse your anxiety with spending.

Career: Your intuition is screaming directions at you, so slow down and listen up – you`ll regret your decision to ignore your gut instinct. You might doubt yourself at first, but it should soon be abundantly clear that you are on the right path.

Taurus (Earth sign): April 20 – May 20

Epigram: Searching for perfection? You will get tantalizingly close – your plans will fall together perfectly and you will win some admirers along the way. This home run should keep your competitive streak satisfied for a while, so try to be content with what you`ve accomplished. Your drive is admirable, but if you focus too much on what could be better, you will miss out on all the things that are working so well. Things aren`t ever going to be perfect – and no one expects them to be.

Outline: Being financially independent is important. You have a lot of artistic talent and can use it to create products that are useful and beautiful. The profits from your work should be placed into an account that only you can access. If you have a business or marriage partnership, find a way to fairly distribute these goods. Handing over all your earnings without question can lead to disaster. Ideally, you should keep a nest egg that can be accessed in case of an emergency.

Long-term financial issues could be destabilising. Someone close may have run up a large bill. Mounting concern that savings could be plundered could lead you to initiate a new budget – and, perhaps, to copy an idea that was used by the family a long time ago. Family or childhood issues could surface in other ways: perhaps through contact with a cousin?

Finance: Don`t get spooked by what you see through the sites. Planning heavy, long term stuff based on today`s numbers would be foolish, so zoom out to get a more accurate financial picture.

Career: It will be all too easy – and tempting – to overreact to the next big snafu that comes down the pike. When you hear about it, turn away, breathe deeply, go to the gym or do whatever else it takes to avoid blowing up. Don`t engage your emotions in this one.

Gemini (Air sign): May 21 – June 20

Epigram: Skip the shortcuts and stick to doing things straightaway. This applies to all aspects of your life: romance, health, work, school, family. Your conversations should all be as direct as possible, your actions should be unambiguous and your routine should be as efficient as can be. Getting side-tracked or lured away by promises of more time or more money is not a good option, so avoid veering off in any new directions. Your extra efforts will pay off handsomely.

Outline: You know exactly what you want and won`t let anything stand in your way. Fortunately, you won`t have to use brute force to realise your dream. A little cunning is all that is required for you to succeed. You`ve always been good at detecting what motivates others. By tapping into these instincts, you can approach a powerful person with a compelling sales pitch. Soon, you`ll have their support. Having this individual behind you will allow you to land a job or launch a creative project.

You could feel out of sorts: especially if you`ve had too much rich food or too much sugar. Regulating your diet could move up your priority list. You might also want to learn more about nutrients and how best you can support your learning. With interest in a subject fully awakened, you may not be able to stop yourself asking questions. You might also wonder if someone`s withholding information deliberately.

Finance: Don`t hole up feeling miserable. You need to come up with some money making ideas. The best way to get generate proposals is to communicate with other people, so don`t isolate.

Career: Shut your door, if you have one, and let your co-workers have it out among themselves. You don`t need to insert yourself in their soap operas, and they`ll shut up soon enough, once they`re able to vent grievances and work out their differences.

Cancer (Water sign): June 21 – July 22

Epigram: If a few recent times at bat haven`t resulted in the grand slams you were hoping for, remember that even the top athletes strike out sometimes. In other words, don`t beat yourself up for not being perfect! There`s no reason to worry that your reputation has gone south or that you don`t have `it` anymore; you definitely still have `it`, and you will be lovingly reminded of that fact. How you value yourself should be based on what you have done – not on what you haven`t.

Outline: You`re ready to rest and relax after a prolonged period of social activity. When you get home, turn your mobile off and stay away from the computer. Electronic devices will keep your brain buzzing when it should be settling down. Get some distance from e-mail and social networking sites. This will allow your imagination to run wild. Soon, you`ll be motivated to start an art project that makes you happy. This can`t happen if you`re busy messaging friends and watching cat videos.

Concern about a younger person may be rising: you might need convincing that they fully understand what they`re getting into. Your own knowledge about health issues could be growing – thanks to a good friend whose advice about a `must read` book is spot on. Archiving material and giving away what you no longer require begins to gather pace.

Finance: Your internal talk is getting wilder and wilder. That explains the pinwheels in your eyes. Your finances are bad but not scary, so don`t let your fears break you today.

Career: Workplace politics are getting uglier by the hour – but you should keep it clean and stay as far away from the drama as possible. Your reputation might be the only one that survives the current round of bloodshed, as long as you remain impartial.

Leo (Fire sign): July 23 – August 22

Epigram: It`s one of those half and half days – some good, some bad – but the overall quality is totally up to you and what attitude you choose to adopt. It may be tempting to hop on the `poor me` bandwagon and take advantage of the sympathy that`s offered, but resist this urge. You really need to keep your chin up – it will help you get a better view of the silver lining on that cloud. Play the optimism card every chance you get, and you will sway your day into something quite pleasant.

Outline: Your imagination is very strong. Inventing a product or device will yield a significant profit. Pay attention to your thoughts throughout the day. Whenever you catch yourself complaining about a problem, ask what you can do to address it. The answer may be startlingly simple. You have a talent for tapping into the public consciousness. By drawing on this strength, you could build a fortune. Having the money to do as you please will be a heavy responsibility, but it`s one you can handle.

A piece of furniture might not fit into the space allocated. You might also be challenged by a renovation project. This could be a good day for bargain or antique shopping. The Arts too play an a more prominent role: you might agree to pay a little extra for really good tickets for an event – even knowing that transport costs too will be high.

Finance: Don`t be the one to rub salt in the wound. No one thinks they deserve to be lectured, no matter how loose they were with money. Keep your opinions to yourself, especially when socializing in groups.

Career: Anything extra you send toward your clients or supervisors will come back to you in a big way. Think of it as an investment in goodwill, one that will pay off in concrete terms. Just don`t hold your breath – it may not come to fruition immediately.

Virgo (Earth sign): August 23 – September 22

Epigram: Do you feel like someone you love is holding you back? A friend or relative thinks so, and they will approach you soon with a nutty idea or test to help the situation. You will feel appreciated in the way you need to very soon. Any negative things in your life right now are being pushed along by fear – both yours and theirs. The only solution is to be bold and let bravado carry you on to more positive relationships. Make sure there`s a good balance of respect.

Outline: You`re highly ambitious. Acting as an assistant to an expert or an executive has grown boring. You want to call the shots yourself. This may mean opening your own business or going to work for a rival company. Don`t be afraid to go where you can grow. Your present employer may not be able to see you in a leadership position. That`s because they are benefitting from the status quo. As soon as you leave, they`ll struggle to recover from the loss.

Your knowledge could be tapped by a friend who`s in distress. It could be that they`re sitting a test or have had difficulty in understanding a medically-related matter. You may have left it almost too late to pay a bill – possibly incurring late charges. Resolving this and arranging regular payments that give a discount might not be exciting but could please your efficient sub-personality!

Finance: Sometimes a change of scenery is all it takes. If you took work issues home with you, then you might as well spend time going over the finer details. Then, enjoy the new perspective.

Career: Try to look as broadly as possible for fresh faces – employees, vendors and customers. It`s not as if you`re in a rut locally, but you will somehow find it easier to connect over long distances. Good people are ready to make the move.

Libra (Air sign): September 23 – October 22

Epigram: Individuality is one of your biggest assets – embrace it and you`ll give yourself a new sense of freedom. The same pressures to conform will still exist, but now more than ever you should feel empowered to tell those dogmatic folks to take a hike. Go your own way, and don`t be surprised if the sheep end up following you. There is no point in being just like everyone else. You know that, but every once in a while you need to remind yourself.

Outline: Spiritual and religious pursuits are strongly advised. You`re tired of being preoccupied with money and status. Find out what makes life meaningful and then devote most of your energy to these activities. You may decide to volunteer for a charitable organisation. Moving to the countryside is another possibility. Cultivating joy and contentment wherever you are, whatever you`re doing will allow you to prosper, regardless of your bank account or social standing.

Agreeing an estimate and arranging a schedule of work is likely. You might also be concerned about the health of someone close and willing to pay almost anything to ease their way. Excess and giving form big themes: with at least one person making near outrageous demands on you. This could, in turn, lead you to overeat or drink in an attempt to refuel.

Finance: You deserve the friends you have. If you shared the wealth, you`ll have a much easier time finding someone to share your pain with. Don`t hesitate to communicate.

Career: You can`t stand the tension any longer – it`s up to you to say something direct that will take the edge off this foul workplace mood. It won`t be as hard as you think; and in fact, you might score a few big points toward some sort of advancement.

Scorpio (Water sign): October 23 – November 21

Epigram: Heads will turn when you enter any room or cross any street. Your dazzling energy is announcing your arrival, spreading the news that you are here! You`re feeling great about your role in the world right now, and you should also have a good feeling about where you are headed. The people in your life are giving you smart feedback, so follow their advice and you will stay in this powerful phase for a longer time. The future is waiting for you.

Outline: You`ll be put in charge of a group fund. Be scrupulous in your accounting. That way, if anyone has questions about your spending priorities, you will have the paperwork to illustrate where and when money went. It`s important for you to think about the long term future. If you are put in charge of a trust fund, explore how much money will be necessary to keep children to education in a few years. Create an arrangement that won`t allow them to spend these recourses on a whim.

It might seem that you`re having to give far more to a task than was initially explained. The project may be infinitely more complicated than you expected – increasing the deadline may be necessary. Over a meal you could be alerted to facts that haven`t been made clear – this could be useful ammunition for a meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

Finance: Going for the deal itself isn`t a big risk. The gambling comes in when you skip the fine print. An unusual minor detail is just waiting to snag you, so take out the reading glasses.

Career: You can see how to fix procedures, which will eventually bump up productivity – and for once nobody will stand in your way. Get busy and enlist the help you`ll need to set things right again. This is definitely not a solo venture.

Sagittarius (Fire sign): November 22 – December 21

Epigram: You are at an important intersection in life, and the light in front of you has been red for a very long time. It`s understandable if you`re getting antsy to get going, but before you do anything rash, take a long look at your surroundings. Things are going on around you that will easily explain the delay – and help your patience grow. It`s not time to move ahead right now in any type of relationship – legal, professional, romantic or otherwise.

Outline: Working with a partner will be extremely beneficial. Your single minded way of doing things has caused problems in the past. Having a collaborator will give you a more nuanced perspective. Instead of assuming your way is the best way, others will point out potential problems with proposals. This will allow you fix problems before they occur. It will also be reassuring having someone who is always in your corner. Up until this point, you`ve been on your own.

The goal-posts might still appear to be moving. You may be asked to have faith in someone who`s only recently entered your sphere. Their knowledge base could be an alien world to you. Emotionally you could be challenged when told you`ll have to wait for answers. Through a work colleague you could be tipped off about a book or film that might help you get a better handle on a situation.

Finance: You`re trying hard to philosophize your way into some kind of peace, but your bank account is deeper than your ability to think is. If it`s in the black, give it a rest. If it`s not, then you already know what`s called for without more pondering.

Career: It`s time for you and your team to be firm about your needs. Though you can usually get farther with negotiation, you must make it plain that some things are off the table and not up for discussion. Nothing garners respect like standing your ground.

Capricorn (Earth sign): December 22 – January 19

Epigram: If you focus on the underlying foundation of circumstances, you`ll gain key insight toward crafting a healthier, happier life. Think about what`s behind the recent actions of the people you care about – any strange behaviour may begin to make a lot more sense. A long lost friend will soon reappear on the scene. Things may be different for a while, but again – if you focus on the foundation of your relationship, things can grow the way you want.

Outline: Taking good care of your body will boost your energy. Suddenly, you`ll be able to fulfil both your personal and professional responsibilities with gusto. When you come home, you`ll be ready to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. Plan special outings, prepare delicious meals and play games together. Their company acts like a tonic on you. Getting exercise as a group is strongly advised. Ride bikes, go on hikes and take long walks.

Both career and domestic (probably property-related) issues demand attention. You might instigate contact with someone you worked with ages ago. You might also be surprised by a deal resurfacing – but with a different financial feel to it. The fact that someone so clearly wants to do business with you should be reassuring and constructive.

Finance: If you`ve been wondering when, the time has come. Discard the extra investments, hold a yard sale, anything to dig up some extra cash. There is no such thing as going overboard.

Career: Most of your important tasks will get done practically on their own, leaving you plenty of time and energy for networking and brainstorming new ideas. Make sure you include your peers and supervisors in the process.

Aquarius (Air sign): January 20 – February 18

Epigram: After a long, boring and seemingly unending struggle, you`ll see a glimpse of the finish line. You have to hustle if you want to reach it as quickly as possible! This means putting aside frivolous, entertaining and easy stuff and instead focusing on difficult conversations, tight deadlines and controversial choices. Conflicts may arise, but you need to power through them. Right now, you can`t wait to get anyone`s permission – just be sure to ask for forgiveness later.

Outline: Spending time on your favourite hobbies gives you an attractive glow. Work can wait for another time. You have to bring a creative project to fruition. If you`re not sure how to progress, reach out to a fellow artist. Their feedback will be invaluable. Enter your work into a contest offering a cash prize. If you win, you can use the money to finance a trip you`ve been longing to take. Getting a change of scenery will fuel your imagination even more.

Growing concern about a younger family member could result in you probing the information super-highway for more facts and figures. News that cheers you completely is awareness of just how much support there is around. Contact with people in high places is probable.

Finance: You need to find some sparks, and it feels like there is no romance left between you and money. Find a unique way to raise some cash, and it will all come rushing back.

Career: Listen to your instincts and follow them wherever they lead. It`s going to be a great day no matter what you`re up to. If you`re in sync with your deep psyche, you`ll do the impossible. Some people might have to see it before they believe it.

Pisces (Water sign): February 19 – March 20

Epigram: When you put your passion into something. There is no limit to your success – and that will be true especially when you`re given the chance to take control. Grab the steering wheel and put the pedal to the metal. If you think about it long enough, you`ll realize that you know exactly where you need to be right now – so get there quickly. Put everything you are into this journey, and don`t make any compromises. Nothing you do can be done only halfway now.

Outline: Having a strong home base fills you with pride. You enjoy cultivating a comfortable home that invites people to rest, relax and dream. Fortunately, you`re creative enough to decorate on a shoestring budget. Instead of shopping at high end stores, you prefer exploring flea markets and antique fairs for furniture. Learning how to refinish and upholster pieces gives rooms a distinctive flair that is very impressive. Don`t be surprised if someone asks you to decorate their home.

The tax man or someone to whom you owe money or even one of your own sub-personalities could put financial pressure on you. Negotiating a loan or restructuring a savings deal could be on your agenda. Relations with someone younger could be tested with you wondering about their values and them wondering what`s the matter with you.

Finance: Nesting at home is not the same as admitting defeat. It`s a good day to sit inside and not move at all. You`ll be that much more able to face the finances, and the music, on Monday.

Career: A patina of complacency has settled in – it`s time to shake things up in your workplace, just enough to keep people thinking and reacting clearly. You are in a good position to start new initiatives, especially if they focus on productivity.

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Afternoon Horoscopes For: Thursday, 21 May 2015

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.

Aries (Fire sign): March 21 – April 19

Every once in a while you run into situations that are organised according to rules and regulations, and are so strict there`s no possibility of negotiation. While ordinarily you`d still try to reshape things to suit you, this time it`s not only unwise, your efforts could result in costly complications.

Taurus (Earth sign): April 20 – May 20

For weeks you`ve been keeping potentially upsetting matters to yourself, mostly because you felt discussing them wouldn`t achieve much. Yet now events are forcing these out in the open. That being the case, talk them over soon, while things are still relatively calm. You`ll be amazed how much is resolved.

Gemini (Air sign): May 21 – June 20

It`s impossible to underestimate the influence of the practical Saturn, which is currently powerfully linked to the Sun. True, this is behind the slowdown and, perhaps, painstaking review of plans you`re currently enduring. Still, in retrospect, you`ll be grateful for what you learnt and the problems you dealt with.

Cancer (Water sign): June 21 – July 22

You`ve assumed certain alliances, personal or perhaps of a professional nature, would last forever. Yet recent events have forced you to question these. Not only that, you`re wondering if you shouldn`t talk things over. You might; but be conscious, explaining your feelings to others may be more difficult than you imagine.

Leo (Fire sign): July 23 – August 22

By no means are you narrow minded. Yet you refused even to discuss one particular idea, and without actually learning about it. That overly swift judgement was based entirely on past experience and has nothing to do with the here and now. Rethink your decision now, while you still can.

Virgo (Earth sign): August 23 – September 22

Facts may be facts. However, during periods of transition, such as this is, unexpected discoveries can change the foundation on which even seemingly solid facts are based. Tempting as it is to argue for what you already believe to be true, first ask a few questions. What you learn could revolutionise your thinking.

Libra (Air sign): September 23 – October 22

Recent magical moments with certain individuals could convince you they`ll be as cooperative in the future. On the contrary, judging by the adverse aspect between your ruler Venus and Pluto, you`ll clash over a potentially troublesome matter. Declare your views, then stand your ground. This is no time for compromise.

Scorpio (Water sign): October 23 – November 21

Few things are more challenging for a Scorpio than dealing with doubts about somebody you`ve trusted. However, you can`t help but wonder whether one particular individual has been disloyal. Despite the feeling you shouldn`t ask them about this, do exactly that. What they say will be straightforward and explain everything.

Sagittarius (Fire sign): November 22 – December 21

The time has come to take a firm hand with somebody who`s unreliable but makes up for it with charm and enthusiasm. Recently, however, their antics have been becoming worse, to the extent they`re inconveniencing you and others. Be firm and brief. The individual in question has been expecting this.

Capricorn (Earth sign): December 22 – January 19

There`s no single right answer for the dilemmas you`re facing. Accepting this may seem a failure but is a vital first step to resolving them. This begins with admitting you can`t do it yourself and seeking the ideas, support and guidance of others. After that, the rest will be surprisingly easy.

Aquarius (Air sign): January 20 – February 18

Strange to say, you`ve become so absorbed in one particular plan, project or, perhaps, passion, you`re neglecting other elements of your life. Thus the current powerful aspects to Saturn and Pluto, the planet of truth, are timely, as they`ll force you to do whatever is necessary to bring things back into balance.

Pisces (Water sign): February 19 – March 20

Being intuitive by nature, you`re often able to understand what others are struggling with better than they do. While this is a gift, it can also mean you`re overly easy-going. They may be struggling, but that`s no excuse for their recent bad behaviour. Now you must tell them precisely that.

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