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So mote it be!!

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Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays

And Some Not So Ancient!

Goddess Month of Moura

GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives

Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!


Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)


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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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

Each And Every Day A Feast Day!

  Embrace It!!!

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Witchy Wednesday ~ Spells For Abundance, Prosperity And Money Magick


Tax time will soon be upon us. It is the perfect time to work a little magick to ensure our financial obligations are met without too many challenges.

Money spells are spells focused around wealth and money. A spell to gain more money may reveal itself in a raise, or finding some money on the street.

Money spells may also be used to spend money more wisely and save money at a greater rate of return.

Time: 30 March 2016 from 5:30pm to 7pm

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Street: 11037 Lee Highway

City/Town: Fairfax Virginia 22030

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Moon Day


Spells and rituals involving the Earth Element should be performed when the Moon is in an Earth sign: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.


Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon – Rules emotions, protection, healing, and women’s mysteries – Use for magick involving the subconscious, healing, emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals, women’s mysteries, the female side of men, mothers, sisters, female partners, wives, instincts


Today’s Magickal Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Long Life, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft


Today’s Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast


Incense: Myrtle


Perfumes: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower


Color of The Day:   Silver, Grey, White


Colors for Tomorrow: Red


Lucky Sign:  Monday Is The Lucky Day For The Sign of Cancer


Candle: White


Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal nature, and goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha


Monday – Day of Emotions ( Day of the Moon )


Monday Magick Power Hours: Moonrise. Key Words:


Magick, dreams, health, love, home and family In the word Monday, we can see part of the word Moon. In the romance languages such as Italian or Spanish, this day of the week is called Lunes and clearly relates to the word lunar. On Mondays, a variety of magick may be worked.


Because Monday centers on the energies of the Moon, things like psychism, dreams, feminine energy, health, success in spiritual pursuits, domestic matters, and things of family origin are especially important this day.


Mondays are best for love magick and anything concerning home or family, thus old saying, Mondays child is fair of face, which seems clearly to relate to the themes of love and health.


Angels of Monday are Gabriel, Arcan, Missabu, and Abuzaha. Arcan is known as the king of the angels of air and the “ruler” of Monday. Abuzaha (Abuzohar) serves Monday, and is very responsive to invocations and ritual magick. Missabu is a ministering angel of Arcan.


Monday is the Best Day For: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing, Eloquence. Planetary Association: Moon Norse Deity Associated With the Day: Frigga Origin of Name: “Monday” is short for “Moon Day” in honor of the day’s alignment with that planetary body.


Deities: Thoth, Selene: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret [Hathor]Monday is the day of moon goddesses Selene, Luna and Mani. Meaning “day of the moon” the name reflects the ancient observance of feast days dedicated to the Moon Goddess or to the planet. Focus on lunar energies, psychic development, dream or astral work, intuition, family, or spirituality.


Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil Aromas: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves


Candle: White


Metal: Silver


Plants: Wintergreen and other mints, catnip, comfrey, sage, chamomile


Use for magick involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions, communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression, artists, poets, and writers. Marriage, emotional love, family, childbirth, prophecy.


Spells involving emotions, the subconscious,domestic issues and feminine issues. Also, a good day for psychic pursuits and dream work.Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition


Metal: Silver Gemstones: Pearl, opal, moonstone Associations: Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition


Best Colors for today are Silver, white, light blue, Pearls, Creams, Grays, Pale Pinks, Pale Violets, and Pale Blues.


Check whether the moon is waning or waxing to determine what your spell will be. During waning moons, do spells to rid yourself of obstacles or for wisdom and protection. During waxing moons do magic for increase of any kind or to draw something into your life.


On Mondays, the best hour to work is moonrise. Get this information from your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac.


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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Tiu’s Day – the day of Mars…also Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw (from whom it is named), Tuisco, and Tyr. Tuesday is ruled by Mars, whose Magickal  influences are: Passion, courage, aggression, and protection. Tuesday comes under the influence of Mars, the planet associated with vitality, passion, ambition, and raw, unabashed power.


Mars energy makes the mind acute, and the body restless; therefore, on Tuesday we are likely to exert ourselves physically and take action to achieve goals. This day is dynamic and high-spirited, and the prevailing energies may include carelessness and destructiveness as well, so it is good to be cautious—especially while traveling.


Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical Strength


Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman


Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli


Incense:   Lignum Aloes, Plantain


Color of The Day: Red


Colors for Tomorrow: Yellow


Lucky Sign: Tuesday Is The Lucky Day For Aries


Candle: Red


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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Woden’s Day


Energy: Male Ruler: Mercury – Rules healings, the mind – Use for magick involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions, communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression, artists, poets, and writers


Today’s Magickal Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing, Eloquence


Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret [Hathor]


Incense:   Cinnamon, Cinquefoil


Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves


Color of The Day:  Yellow, Grey


Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue


Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini  And Virgo


Candle: Purple


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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Thor’s Day


Energy: Male, Ruler:  Jupiter – Rules growth, expansion, generosity – Use for magick involving growth, expansion, prosperity, money, business, attracting more of what you have.


Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Luck, Religion, Healing, Trade And Employment, Treasure, Honors, Riches, Legal Matters


Today’s Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit


Perfumes: Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes


Incense:   Nutmeg, Henbane


Color of The Day:  Purple, Indigo, Blue


Colors for Tomorrow: Light Blue, Pale Green


Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces


Candle: Blue


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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



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


Candle: Black


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GrannyMoon Says Today is: Sun Day – Energy: Male Ruler:  The Sun – Rules health, prosperity, leadership, joy, and protection – Use for magick involving happiness, prosperity, joy, healing, protection, power, leadership, ego, authority figures, fathers, husbands


Today’s Goddesses: Sunne, Frau Sonne, Aditi, Igaehindvo, Amaterasu, Arinna, Izanami, Ochumare


Today’s Magickal Influences: Health, Healing, Confidence And Hope, Prosperity


Incense: Mastic, Palaginia


Perfumes: Heliotrope, Orange Blossom, Cloves, Frankincense, Ambergris, Musk, Myrrh


Color of The Day:   Orange, Gold


Colors for Tomorrow: Silver, Gray, White


Lucky Sign: Sunday Is The Lucky Day For Leo


Candle: Yellow


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Rebirth and Renewal

Spell Date:  Sunday, March 27, 2016

Known by many as a day of rebirth, today is an ideal day to clear away old, stagnant energy and renew your soul with refreshed positive energy. Add two drops each of lemon, peppermint, frankincense, and lavender oils to a warm bath. Submerge yourself in the tub and plan on meditating for at least twenty minutes. As you soak in the tub, visualize the water washing through you. See it washing away any dirty, dingy areas of energy and replacing those areas with a crisp, bright white light. Deeply breathe in the scent. Feel it fill your lungs with that same white light. Visualize the white light pouring into your blood and then flowing throughout your arteries and veins. Chant either out loud or to yourself:

“I am reborn.
I am refreshed.
I am renewed.”

This post was written by Kerri Connor on March 27, 2016


Spell for Finishing a Writing Project

Spell Date:  Saturday, March 26, 2016

Make an anointing oil with essential oils associated with clarity: sandalwood, myrrh, rosemary, fir balsam, and/or clary sage will all work. Blend them together in a base of olive or other oil. Touch to the insides of your wrists before working or when thinking about your project. These oils will help boost your creative and verbal powers and impart clarity of thought to your process.
For some more symbolic magic, you can also rub some of the oil onto a pencil and place it next to your printed project overnight. You could also make a blend of herbs and oils into a potpourri and keep it on your altar; refresh with a few drops of essential oil when the scent fades. This will keep your thoughts and energy focused on your work.

This post was written by Peg Aloi on March 26, 2016


Blessing Your Food Stocks

Spell Date:  Friday, March 25, 2016

The fact that you’re reading this book shows that you’re a seeker of self-awareness. It’s also likely that you have most, if not all, of your physical needs met (food, water, clothing, health, and so forth). Bearing this in mind, consider the lifestyles of other people across the globe. Bring to mind the level of abundance and wellness we have in comparison to the suffering and survival-based desperation that many people experience.
Invoke the essence of gratitude by blessing all of the food and drink you currently have on hand. Open your refrigerator, freezer, cupboards, and pantry. While you do this, examine each item thoroughly and think of its origin—where did it come from? Imagine each item glowing in a soft white light. If you wish, carry a stick of sage and smudge every edible item you own. As you do this, declare:

“Abundance I receive; gratitude I give! I enjoy and I share; I am truly blessed to live!”

This post was written by Peg Aloi on March 25, 2016



Spiritual Solidarity Feast

Spell Date:  Thursday, March 24, 2016

Today happens to be both Purim and Hola Mohalla, religious holidays of communal feasting and spiritual solidarity celebrated by people of the Jewish and Sikh faiths, respectively. Additionally, it’s an expansive, Jupiter-ruled Thursday, and the moon is in the loving, fair, and harmonious sign of Libra. With all of these factors in play, it’s an excellent time for a “celebration of spiritual diversity” feast. Prepare or purchase a delicious vegetarian meal, and invite over one or more friends who practice a different faith or tradition than you do, letting them know your intention to celebrate your differences through the ritual sharing of a meal. Light peach and pink candles for peace and understanding. Before eating, say a solidarity prayer, such as:

“For each unique person, there is a unique spiritual path. With this precious meal, we celebrate our differences while expressing our solidarity as peaceful and loving spiritual devotees. Thank you.”

This post was written by Tess Whitehurst on March 24, 2016


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This Week’s Reading with GrannyMoon ~ 7 of Cups


Fantasy – It is a spacey day. There are many choices and many possibilities. Your head is spinning,

yet there is a seductive sweetness to the day. Listen to the voices… listen to your Inner Self.


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Tasha’s Daily Astro Planner for March 2016


Mon. 28/3 Idealistic Sagittarius Moon can find good information.


Tue. 29/3 Hearty Sagittarius Moon can help get things going. Mercury/Saturn trine brings out the truth.


Wed. 30/3 Philosophical Sagittarius Moon changes to PM structured Capricorn Moon with stressful Mercury/Pluto Square overshadowing issues.


Thu. 31/3 Resolute Capricorn Moon helps bring good sense to bear, as Mercury/Uranus conjunction helps resolve issues creatively.


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Heartwings Love Notes 717: A Basket of Easter Memories


Heartwings says, “With every holiday happy memories return to freshen our hearts.”


On Easter my family usually went to dinner with Great Aunt Alice. Until my sister was born when I was 8, I was always the only child present. Aunt Alice had several toys she would bring out to amuse me. One was a little truck loaded with alphabet blocks. They had letters, numbers and pictures on them. Even now I can see the small, red and yellow toy with a string to pull it by. The other was a very special, ancient rabbit that lived inside a head of cloth lettuce.


When it was wound–only adults were allowed to do that, and the golden knob on the side was pulled out, a rabbit head would emerge, extend itself and turn. Its ears would rise into the air. Then it would chew on the small piece of cloth lettuce in its mouth. When it finished, it would retract into the cloth lettuce. I loved patting the rabbit. It was covered in soft, white fur. It did not play music or do anything more than just that. I believe it had been in the family at least since my Great Aunt was a child.


Adults drank cocktails, I had ginger ale. Aunt Alice served peanut butter on crackers and nuts in a bowl. Too young to read, I sat on the big rug and played with the blocks. Dinner was upstairs. The table gleamed with silver and cut glass. The food was brought in by women in black uniforms with white aprons. There was usually soup, then a roast and vegetables, and finally, dessert, followed by fingerbowls to dip fingers into and cloth napkins to dry them with. My treat would be the chocolates for after dinner, something we never had at home.


Time is a strange accordion. It can compress decades into years, and years into moments. I can see so clearly the rug I sat on to play with the blocks and watch again the white bunny with the pink glass eyes rising up out of the faded green cloth leaves. It looks so real as it turns its head, the ears rise into the air and it chews on its bit of green cloth. I can feel again the soft fur as I pat the head and the ears, stiff with wire beneath the fur. What was only yesterday has added itself to now, creating an Easter basket of memories for me to enjoy.


May your memories of happy times enrich your present and bring you joy.


Blessings and Best Regards, Tasha Halpert


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Kuan Yin’s Gentle Embrace Reiki

with GrannyMoon


When my Mother passed from this world, Kuan Yin, wrapped me in her loving arms and has given me peace, through the years.  My hopes are that everyone in the world know Reiki and have it in their lives.  This is not a utopian vision that instantly creates a world of complete harmony and total peace.  Yet having Reiki allows greater peace and harmony to flow.  Over time the healing of the worlds ills will be accomplished and, with Reiki in the hands of everyone, that day will come much more quickly.


Reiki is a wonderful gift which can be shared between us all.


In this vision each new teacher of Reiki increases the rate at which Reiki spreads.  The growth is exponential as more people teach and spread this gift.  It is like a flame being passed from person to person, lighting a light within each person it touches. Like lighting a candle, the flame is not diminished by lighting more candles, instead there is more light.


I ask and pray that as Reiki is spread that the truth be given clearly and completely. It does not do to smudge up Reiki with inappropriate extra contraptions.


Kuan Yin is an emissary of compassion. She is one of four great Bodhisattvas or enlightened beings that watch over the earth. She is also called Avalokiteshvara and in Japan she is called Kannon. The embodiment of Mahakaruna, or great compassion, she is highly venerated in Buddhism and is ready to help all those who pray to her or attune to her healing energies, which continually emanate from her.  While she has been depicted as male, in more recent times and especially by Taoist and Tantric sources she has been seen as female.  In this form she represents the Goddess or female aspect of the deity.  Portrayed as standing on a lotus blossom and floating in the sky, her purity remains unstained by the ignorance and confusion of the world, even as she reaches out to help. Filled with the greatest beauty and grace, her reality is that all beings are one and deserve to be free. Because of this she is ready without reservation to extend peace, joy, love and every divinely good thing to anyone who contacts to her.


This has occurred during the attunements, or while giving or receiving treatments or while meditating. These experiences can be inspirational as well as healing.  Because this happens frequently and the healing energies are so strong, many feel that this compassion comes from Kuan Yin and the other Bodhisattvas.


We live in a wonderful time when ancient wisdom is combining with modern methods to spread spiritual practices all over the world.  Millions of people practice Reiki now and the numbers continue to grow.  This is having a powerful effect on our spiritual lives and helping to heal the planet.  As the pace quickens, world peace becomes possible.  Let us use the healing power that comes to us now to heal ourselves and help others.  May you always walk in peace.




Reiki is Light and Harmony within and through all planes of being/reality. Origins of hands-on healing practices go back to the beginnings of spiritual culture, across most traditions: Egypt, India, Greece, America…


Present lines of Reiki teachings as they are imparted in the West come, although somewhat transformed, from Japan, thanks to Mikao Usui Sensei.


Reiki teachings are continuously expanding, bringing wellbeing and awareness of spiritual power over mind and matter to millions of people across the whole planet.


Essential Reiki is the particular development of Reiki Master Diane Stein. This is a vibrational tool that releases from all unconscious blockages.


Here we introduce a Reiki Lineage that is generated and protected by Kuan-yin, Boddhisattva of Compassion and Mercy, She who blesses motherhood, children and women in general, empowering female energy everywhere within humankind, but no less She who attends and saves all beings without exception, hearing first their cries, prayers and petitions.


Kuan-yin transfers Her boundless blessings through the Light of this Reiki conduct. This Lineage initiations, originated implicitly from Essential Reiki, now carry explicitly the empowerment of Kuan-yin herself, which gives rise to Her unlimited energy of compassionate love within each recipient, to be expanded by he or she through the world.


Kuan-yin inspired Diane Stein along her many healing and teaching activities, and also through her written texts. Kuan-yin kept Her blessing across each link of Essential Reiki lineage. Carolyn Ford. Taylor, as a direct initiate of Diane Stein, transmits Kuan-yin energies through Essential Reiki as well.


I have received the gift of heart-consciousness of Kuan-yin as the primal guide-force of this Reiki transmission, once received the revelation of her ancestral yidam and innermost being-essence in Kuan-yin.


Who is Reiki for?


Reiki is for everyone, regardless of age, sex, race, creed or state of health.

Reiki can do no harm and does not interfere with any other treatment or medication.

Reiki promotes physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Reiki is not a religion or cult and does not contradict any religious beliefs.

Reiki does not require belief or faith, just a desire to receive the energy.

Reiki can also be given, with great effect, to animals and plants.


What can Reiki do for me?


Nobody is perfect, so there will always be some benefit from receiving Reiki – on the physical, mental or spiritual level. Reiki can:

Provide relaxation, confidence, peace and joy.

Remove tension and negative energies.

Release stress.

Create balance, harmony, clarity and good focus in daily work.

Improve concentration.

Aid meditation and positive thinking.

Encourage personal development, self-love and love for others.

Allow one to become more responsible for one’s health.

Accelerate the natural healing process.

Enhance, and not interfere with, any other treatment or medication.

Lead to a better quality of life.


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Stephen Halpert

The Box


That Sunday when Madeline woke James was already up. She could smell breakfast cooking. She noticed a small ring size box on her pillow.


She smiled. How odd. Her birthday wasn’t for five months. Several weeks ago for their sixth wedding anniversary James had given her a handmade silver and turquoise bracelet. He usually reserved gift giving for special occasions.


She shook the box. Something rattled about inside. She turned it around but could not see any way to open it. She threw on a robe, went into it into the kitchen and showed it to James.


“Thank you for this,” she smiled, holding out the box


“What do you mean?”


“This. It was on my pillow. Didn’t you put it there for me?


His eyes widened. “What? He set aside the spatula and turned down the burner. “Where’d that come from? I never saw it before.”


” But didn’t you put it on my pillow?”


“Not guilty,” he quipped, getting out the silverware and china.”


“Then if it wasn’t you who did?”


“Really, just like that, out of the blue. Good question. But honestly, it wasn’t me.”


“You’re a funny man.” She grinned and peered at its mysterious design. ” I couldn’t find a way to open it either. But there’s something inside.” She shook it. Whatever was in there clattered. She held it out to James.


He weighed it in his hand. Then he held it close to his eyes and examined it.” Looks like something out of Star Wars. Very SI FI wouldn’t you say?” He traced the design with his finger. “These etchings almost look like words. Maybe they’re directions,” he laughed.


“Oh come on. Admit its some sort of devious practical joke you thought up.”


He set it down, got out cups and poured the coffee. “Madeline, it’s unique and lovely. I wish I could take credit for it but I can’t.” He picked it up and turned it around in his hands. “No maker’s name or country of origin.” He handed it back to her and began serving their plates.


“Ill put it on the mantel.” She set it beside their wedding photo taken seven years ago.


After breakfast they returned to the living room. “Look!” Madeline said. She and James stared at their wedding photo in disbelief.


In the photo, James’ hair was thinning and gray. Madeline’s was tied back in a bun and her clothing was that of much older woman.


“Who’s that in our picture?”


“It looks like us if we were way older,” James said slowly. His eye was drawn to the box. “You don’t suppose the box had anything to do with it do you?”


“No!” She thought again. “Well, maybe. Let’s put it next to another photo and see what happens.”


They brought it into the den and set it beside a current photograph of Madeline’s mother, Gretchen.


Just then the doorbell rang. “Oh I forgot to tell you.  I asked mom to stop by for coffee on her way back from church.”


She went to the door, greeted her mother and led her into the living room.


Her mother’s eye fell on their wedding photo. She frowned, stood up and went to take a closer look. “Who’s that in the frame where your wedding photo used to be?”


“Mom can’t you tell. That’s us.”


“But how could it be? Unless you two were at a costume party.”


“I’ve something else to show you.” She led her into the den. The box was on the table next to a framed photo of a very elderly woman smiling from an ornate silver frame.


“Take a look,” Madeline said and pointed to the picture.


Gretchen’s hand flew to her mouth.  She sat down, put on her glasses and peered at the picture. She stood up, looked at Madeline and shook her head. “Well I always wondered what I’d look like when I’m older and now I know; but what artist has done this?”


“It was the box,” James said.


“This box did it.  Madeline echoed. She picked it up and held it out to her mother.


I want to try something,” James said. He went to the kitchen and came back with a very green banana. He set it beside the box.


Right before their eyes it went from green to yellow. They looked at each other and laughed.


“Where did it come from?’ Gretchen asked.


“It was here this morning on Madeline’s pillow. Neither of us have a clue.”


Gretchen examined it. Then she shook it before setting it down.


“Why not rub it and see if a genie appears,” James said. “Maybe he’d grant you three wishes.”


“Sure.” Gretchen picked it up and rubbed her hands over it but nothing happened. She set it back down.


As they stood looking at the box, there was an odd sound. The air in the den shimmered. A tall, thin individual with long skinny arms and legs, droopy ears and several oddly shaped eyes appeared before them. He saw the box and made a noise–something between a sigh and a musical trill. They looked at each other and then at him. Gretchen’s jaw dropped., Madeline rubbed her eyes and James went, “Huh?”


A string of sounds followed. “What are you saying?” James asked.


The odd individual shook its oblong head and tried again. “That’s my gift for my wife,” he said. “I put it on her pillow, intending a surprise. However, I was careless and forgot to stabilize it. When I saw it disappear I realized my mistake.  It had slipped into this dimension.”


“Slipped into this dimension?” James stared at him. “From where?”


He nodded his large oblong head. “So very sorry to have disturbed you.”


He ran his digits around the lid of the box and tapped it twice. It opened. He peered inside. “Oh good it’s still there. So glad it was not lost.” He bowed to them and trilled again. Then he shook his head. “So terribly sorry to have disturbed you.” He tucked away the box.


Madeline spread her hands and gazed at him. “I don’t suppose you could explain yourself, tell us who you are and where you come from?”


“Oh dear,” he said, “I must hurry. My wife will wonder where I went.” The air in the den shimmered. There was a musical sound and he and the box vanished.



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Crystals Associated with Luck


The power behind Earth’s minerals can be felt the minute you put a crystal in your hands or near your physical body. Crystals are the treasures of the earth. These stones are filled with energy to be used. Some of the best crystals for luck help by clearing of negative energies, bringing more confidence and awareness. They bring our attention to the positive, encourage self-esteem and help us realize our own good fortune.




Aventurine protects the heart, enhances creativity, working with spirit guides, enables abundance and brings good luck with money, joy, balance, clarity. Aventurine is often referred to as the all-purpose healer. Green is the color of healing, the Heart Chakra and good fortune.


Cat’s Eye


or Chrysoberyl is a mystical stone, that brings good luck to those who carry it with them. This “oeil de chat” offers personal power, strength, confidence and offers protection. Stimulates your intuition.




Named after the celestial realm of blue light and purity, this stone offers good luck and fortune, cleansing the auric field and bringing balance, alignment and inner peace.


Fairies’ Cross


This mineral is a talisman of good luck! It is said to provide a connection between the physical, astral and extra-terrestrial planes. It can provide an overpowering “release” in stressful situations and provides support, initiation and incentive in dealing with detrimental habits.




Not particularly known as a luck stone, green goldstone is fascinating. It is a stone I cannot seem to take my eyes off. Goldstone is a man-made stone, a type of glass that sparkles due to flecks of copper. Called the stone of ambition and drive, it is said to help attain one’s goals. It is for this indirect connection that I love carrying it around as my personal good luck stone!




Green Jade is the stone for luck, health, wealth and longevity stone. Ancient Chinese used also for courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace and harmony. Helps one rid themselves of negative thoughts and energy.




Moonstone honors the Goddess in all women. This stone helps women (and men) to be more comfortable with their gentler, receiving side. Like the moon as it waxes and wanes, this reflective stone allows us the lesson that everything is a part of the cycle of change. Moonstone is considered the stone of new beginnings. It allows us greater flexibility and flow with life. It has been used throughout history to bring good luck.




Enhances communication between partners and brings about stability and happiness within a marriage or even for business executives and partnerships. Sardonyx helps you to utilize all your senses, as well as sensory perception. These are great reasons to be a stone of luck!




Selenite, also called Gypsum, has been used for mental focus, growth and the power of luck. May help the physical and emotional letting go. This high vibrational stone offers insight, vision, and conscious understanding.




This stone is a kiss of sunshine, crystallized. Honors the God, brings good luck and fortune. Energizes and empowers one’s self. Warms the heart and lifts/rejuvenates the spirit. Sunstone is used for “energy vampires”, or those who drain your energy from you.



Tiger’s Eye


Used historically for bring more luck into your life. It stimulates money, encourages protection, brings courage and empowers confidence and willpower. Amplifies thinking and manifesting. Helps separate thoughts from feelings, so more centered, less emotional.


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Weekly Horoscope, Beginning: Sunday, 27 March 2016


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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 everyday 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.


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Aries: March 21 — April 19

Personal theme: I am!!


Epigram: Now that the Sun and Mercury are in Aries, your optimism`s returned. If there`s any problem it`s that between the influence of two unsettling recent eclipses and the resulting confusion, you can`t do much without reviewing existing arrangements and rethinking future decisions. Although this slows your pace now, invest time in discussing plans. The ideas that emerge will lead to timely, and welcome, improvements.


Outline: The start of this week is a great time to celebrate your famous self-starter attitude. On Monday, Tuesday, and the first part of Wednesday, you`ll have an uncanny knack for initiating projects and getting things going (provided you can use your charms to keep others from feeling bowled over). From Wednesday afternoon through the end of Friday, expect some deep feelings to start roiling around inside. You`ll be fine, but just make sure you don`t direct those emotions outward — keep them to yourself. This weekend, you`re in charge. Adventure is everywhere, but you`ve got to take the lead.


Out of the blue a wonderful opportunity to travel, write or study comes your way. Expanding your horizons will attract employment and romantic opportunities. Before accepting a job, reflect on your would-be employer`s work style. You won`t do well with an oppressive micro-manager who wants everything done to their specifications. Seek someone who wants you to use your initiative. You`ll produce impressive work if you`re able to call the shots.


Later this week, the Last Quarter Moon coincides with Mercury aligning with Uranus now travelling through your sign. This may be indicative of reaching a final phase in a career journey. True, it could take a few months yet before you reach the summit. Even so, it should be apparent before the end of this working week that you will soon be working toward fresh objectives. True, you could be tired of hearing this. It may be that you`ve experienced promise after promise but little in terms of delivery since Uranus entered your sign a few years ago. This time though it does appear that things are a little different. The world has moved on and an opportunity that wasn`t there earlier could now appear. Yes, it could take some weeks yet before those who have to put in the spadework and ensure strong foundations complete their task. Even so, before the end of this working week, you might be much encouraged to see that progress is at last being made.


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Taurus: April 20 — May 20

Personal theme: I have!!


Epigram: Urgent as decisions seem, many aren`t actually yours to deal with. What`s more, in most situations those around you, in your personal or working life, are better positioned to act wisely. What`s more, there are several complex personal matters or obligations that need your attention. Having left things to others, you`ll be able to concentrate on these and, often, put them to rest for good.


Outline: Tired of the same old routine? You`ll find a nice surprise as the week begins in the form of a schedule shake-up or some other small opportunity for self-indulgence. Monday and Tuesday (and even the first part of Wednesday) should provide great opportunities for goofing off and having fun. From the latter part of Wednesday and on into Friday, you might find yourself feeling more moody than usual, especially in a possessive way, so watch that jealousy. This weekend, be selective in the risks you take. Financial gambles probably won`t pay off, but intellectual daring could deliver a huge philosophical payout.


An expert who is a control freak will be unpleasant. You`ll have to take a back seat to this blowhard, since their impressive name will attract lots of business. It`s best to stay in the shadows while they throw tantrums. You don`t want to be linked to them. Working for a commission will be very profitable. You will easily outperform the competition, resulting in lots of money for you. The secret to your success is your natural blend of charm and honesty.


It`s probable that you will need to dig deep before the end of the month. This could be at a financial level, but might as easily be about determining exactly what is covered by previously given estimates. There may be a few surprises in store. Of course, it`s always possible that these will be of the positive variety. It might also be that someone who`s been doing a task for you perhaps in their spare time, will have done more for the agreed price than you expected. There`s a strong possibility that you could conclude March with a satisfactory smile. A review of savings, nest egg, pensions and general financial management would be wise. If it`s not possible to arrange an appointment this week, perhaps you could at least make a call and have this setup for as soon as possible. You may also find between Monday and Wednesday that someone recently qualified or born under the sign of Sagittarius, comes up with a suggestion that would increase feelings of security.


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Gemini: May 21 — June 20

Personal theme: I think!!


Epigram: Both existing arrangements and future plans seem to be falling apart. This chaos is mostly attributable to the shakeups triggered by March`s two eclipses. Actually, the more you`ve thought about certain ideas, the clearer it is changes are timely. Discuss these with others but, for now, steer clear of commitments. With circumstances shifting frequently, and often dramatically, you`re better off keeping everything flexible.


Outline: As your week begins, cue up that action-movie soundtrack! You`ll need some good background music if you`re going to keep up with all your high-flying adventures (and if you`re lucky, you might even have some romance mixed in with any high-speed chases). By Wednesday afternoon, count on the tempo to slow back down. You`ll find yourself more introverted than usual but more insightful too — and you`ll find it`s time to put that intuition to work for others. This weekend, expect your best work to be teamwork. You`ll be on top of your game mentally, but the added influence of a friend (or someone even closer?) can balance out your perspective.


Someone is working hard to win your heart, which is pleasing. You will make a fantastic couple, since you share so many interests. If you`re already in a serious relationship, let your partner talk you into taking a bold risk of some kind. It isn`t healthy for you to be stuck in a rut. Arguments over a joint fund will get under your skin. You hate having to quibble over money, but you have no intention of giving away your fair share to a bully. Speak up.


On the very last day of March, there is a Last Quarter Moon. Though not exactly aligned with Pluto, the planetary picture is sufficiently close to suggest the likelihood of an ending or at least awareness that a phase is coming to a close. You might even be excited by the options this will bring in its wake. Meetings with those born under your own sign, or under Virgo, could take exciting twist. Travel issues might need to be addressed. At a different level entirely, you might also have discussions about the optimum places to live and work. Note that Mars, now travelling through your opposite sign, will station in Sagittarius mid-April. As it retrogrades, other options could yet appear. The art for the moment maybe not to commit to too much too soon. Of course, it may be that the needs from someone from another generation need to be given due consideration before you move forward.


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Cancer: June 21 — July 22

Personal theme: I feel!!


Epigram: After the unsettling yet profitable series of events triggered by recent eclipses, it`s becoming clear where changes are inevitable and, equally, what decisions you`ll need to make. Urgent as this seems, plans, solo and involving others, should be regarded as an experiment rather than anything lasting. Forget concerns others will be upset by this slow pace. On the contrary, they`ll be delighted to explore those options together.


Outline: Watch for trouble on the home front as the week begins! Monday, Tuesday, and the first part of Wednesday could all bring problems to your doorstep, and you`ll need to use a lot of patience (along with your usual sympathy and kindness) to smooth things over. From Wednesday afternoon on into Friday, you`ll feel a little uneasy emotionally, and you might have trouble finding your footing. Just be patient and trust good friends to guide your way — or to give you some personal space, as needed. This weekend, get out of town (or just away from your usual crowd), and do something fun for yourself.


Getting more physical exercise will make you feel and look much better. Exuding a healthy glow could even attract a new career opportunity. Don`t hesitate to accept a leadership position. Your best friend or romantic partner is threatened by your success. Do your best to reassure them of your devotion. When you do well, you never hesitate to share the spoils of victory with loved ones. That`s because you know their support is integral to your achievement.


On the very last day of March, there is a Last Quarter Moon in your opposite sign. That same day, Mercury and Uranus align at the very top of your solar chart. It`s hard to see this as being anything other than some kind of `full stop moment`. It could be that you are unsettled by news affecting a partner or by developments within the family. Though in part expected, it may be that plans have to be changed at short notice. Given the strong possibility of a career opening requiring attention very early next month, one possibility is that you will be offered a temporary engagement or opportunity to develop a hobby and that to accept this exciting opportunity you will need to reorganise your diary at very short notice. It`s probable that this is not dissimilar to a situation that developed around this time last year. That earlier experience could yet prove most useful.


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Leo: July 23 — August 22

Personal theme: I will!!


Epigram: Tempting as it is to move swiftly in response to recent sudden and, often, unexpected events, you`d only be complicating matters. True, after a demanding period involving tedious matters, you need a break. Take it. Escape from your everyday routine. While it`s true, a dramatic rethink of existing elements of your life is necessary; you`ve lots of exploration to do before you commit to a plan.


Outline: You can do no wrong as the week begins — everyone is on your side! On Monday, Tuesday and well into Wednesday, your commanding presence and charismatic communication skills are winning you converts, both friends and more than friends (if you`re receptive to flirtatious attention right now). Starting with the latter half of Wednesday on through Friday, you`ll find you`ve inherited some unusual insights. Use that new-found intuition wisely, and look for chances to help others. A big, bountiful burst of energy should carry you well through the weekend — which is good, given the opportunities you`ll find for adventure and romance.


A passionate romance brings out the best in you. Going on a long distance trip with your lover will only fuel your mutual desire. If you`re single you might find love while touring a city famous for its cutting edge style. Work responsibilities are weighing heavily on you. You`re fed up of doing the same old thing day in day out. Start looking for a job that draws on your expertise. You`re tired of being a cog in the machine. It`s time to become a leader.


This week it should be hugely productive. Though Saturn is now retrograde in another of the Fire signs, positive aspects between it and Mercury in the other Fire sign, could indicate a point of balance. At the very worst, you might determine a bottom line. At best however you could find agreement with those who until recently were saying a firm `no`. True, around the Last Quarter Moon on Thursday, you may be given information you`d rather not have heard. Even so, given time to assimilate this, you could then take steps that effectively take your out of your comfort zone and on a mission that`s part charitable, and in part opens up a whole new world. It wouldn`t be surprising if those born under the signs of Pisces and Aries had significant roles to play. Indeed, it may be through assistance from these people, that you gain acknowledgement from someone older who`s clearly impressed by your actions.


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Virgo: August 23 — September 22

Personal theme: I analyze!!


Epigram: Usually, your clear-minded assessment of both dilemmas and intriguing ideas enables you to make swift decisions. What`s more, others come to you for guidance in situations they`re wrestling with. However, with so much unsettled you`re short of facts, which means your own plans are unclear and, similarly, you`re telling others life`s about exploration, not making solid plans. Once that`s clear, everything else will be easy.


Outline: Look at you! Everybody else is too, as you`re unusually inclined to splash out and do something different as the week begins. Monday, Tuesday, and the early part of Wednesday should all present excellent opportunities for showing off. (Just don`t be surprised if your impulsiveness leaves you feeling indecisive too.) From the latter part of Wednesday and on through Friday, you`ll be back to your more controlled, analytical self — but expect that to be tempered by an almost unquenchable curiosity. Let your intellectual inquisitiveness run rampant. This weekend, gracefully kick back and go with the flow (even if it seems like relaxing is a risk).


Doing some home improvements will greatly increase the value of your investment. If you don`t own your place, think about buying one. You can find a beautiful place with lots of historic details. Being older, it will require some modern conveniences, but you can do most of these jobs very cheaply yourself. A romantic partner is being overly demanding. Don`t drop everything to attend their needs. Your amour has to become more self-sufficient.


With Saturn now retrograde at the base of your solar chart, you could, perhaps, take a deep breath and adjust your pace as you read through and consider documents and conversations held earlier in the month. What at one level might seem a gamble, could yet turn into an educated risk. You have a gift for probing and asking the right questions. What you uncover on Wednesday, and which someone thought was successfully buried, may be no problem to you whatsoever. In fact, this information could be used very much to your advantage; helping you come to a clear decision and make an announcement. It wouldn`t be so surprising if, on Friday you were asked to consider making a journey that if not overseas, would at least require you to cross water. Though this might not need to take place immediately, giving it due consideration would also let someone know that you`re willing to think out of the box and embrace change.


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Libra: September 23 — October 22

Personal theme: I balance!!


Epigram: Although every sign will be dealing with the fallout from the recent eclipsed Full Moon, it was in Libra, which indicates changes in both your circumstances and your perspective in a number of situations. A portion of what you`re dealing with will be clear cut and so fall into place easily. However, most situations will benefit from thought, patience and an ongoing exchange of ideas.


Outline: Feeling flirtatious? You`ll be a dynamo of romance and unusual rowdiness as the week begins, and Monday, Tuesday, and the early part of Wednesday should provide you with countless chances for socializing and mixing things up. Enjoy all the attention — and don`t be surprised to find yourself rubbing shoulders with romance. From the latter part of Wednesday through Friday, expect your focus to shift from people to things. Use your trademark diplomacy to adjudicate and adjust as necessary, and try not to be too stingy with resources. This weekend, your intellect and ideas will have no equal. People will hang on your every (impressive) word.


Taking a course or joining a club will make you an interesting and entertaining conversationalist. You`ll enjoy sharing what you`ve learned with your nearest and dearest. If you`re single, you could meet someone special whilst you`re out and about. Your family might not think much of your choice. Stop giving them so much say about your personal life. Your relatives may love you, but they can`t and shouldn`t dictate the course of your love life.


The Last Quarter Moon on March 31 is in another of the Cardinal signs. Though not in exact alignment with Pluto, it is close enough to suggest it will mark the beginning of the last phase in a project that began around two years ago. With this knowledge, and with a new plan emerging, you should conclude the month energised. True, you might wonder if those close to you will be able to cope with this new involvement and yes, you might agree that there is a danger of you being overstretched. It`s probable however that with input from someone from another country or culture, and their clear belief that you have something special to offer, that as early as the first day of April you will be ready to dream on and outline what to you would be a perfect outcome. Just having those ideas on paper – or making use of a vision board – could ensure that sound foundations are laid early next week.


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Scorpio: October 23 — November 21

Personal theme: I desire!!


Epigram: Because you keep close track of events, you`re rarely surprised. Yet even you will still be reflecting on the numerous twists and turns triggered by March`s two eclipses. Give these some thought; but with the ideas planet Mercury forming a series of powerful aspects between now and the end of the month, including to your ruler Pluto, you`re better off focusing on day by day developments.


Outline: Expect storm clouds to loom on your mental horizon as the week begins. Subliminal unease has your emotions roiling, but that just means you need to take some time out for yourself. On Monday, Tuesday, and the first half of Wednesday, look for opportunities to tune out and turn inward. Decisions will come more quickly once you`ve had a chance to think. Later on Wednesday through Friday, your usual mysteriousness and personal magnetism will be magnified — so don`t be surprised to find yourself surrounded by admirers. This weekend, let yourself get caught up in the moment. (You can trust your instincts to keep you from going too far.)


You`ll have to work hard to change your financial situation, but the effort is worthwhile. You fare best in a job involving time sensitive challenges. Resist the temptation to heap scorn on someone isn`t doing a good job. Your cruel remarks will be seen as bullying. If a colleague`s irresponsible behaviour is affecting your work performance, you should tell the boss about the problem. Documenting the problem is the professional way of doing things.


Saturn is now retrograde. At some level you could feel as though the brakes have been applied. This, together with the Last Quarter Moon on the last day of March, might leave you wondering exactly what it is that you`ve gained in recent months. In fact, and with the assistance most likely of someone born under one of the Fire signs of Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, you might agree that actually you have made progress. At the very least it appears you now have a wider network than before and that certain people are really tuned in to your skills and talents. It`s probable you have many questions still to ask. You might also need to take into account a financial situation that is still unclear. It may be that what`s on offer is more commission – related or entrepreneurial than feels comfortable – at least for now. Given the nature of this phase in the lunar cycle, it may be that a colleague chooses this moment to announce that they`re moving on. It would be understandable if this was unsettling: yet it could be that this is part of the cosmic plan to move you too into a fresh scene.


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Sagittarius: November 22 — December 21

Personal theme: I see!!


Epigram: In early March, the fiery Mars moved into Sagittarius, beginning a timely cycle of personal review and action. However, with so many changes in the world around you, making future plans has been impossible. Actually, that`s best, because this cycle lasts until late May. By then, between further changes in circumstances and the world around you, the decisions you`d make will be very different indeed.


Outline: The big picture will become crystal clear as your week begins. Your long-term, long-range intuition is spot on right now, and Monday, Tuesday, and the first part of Wednesday you`ll have a lot of fun and make big plans. From the latter half of Wednesday through Friday, your pace should start to slow back down — your usual fun-loving self should downshift for some overdue introversion. Use this time to get a handle on what you really want. (Dreams could figure significantly.) This weekend, look for a good time with a good-sized group of people — you`ll have the best time surrounded by friends.


Your energy and dynamism attract lots of attention. Don`t be surprised if people want to be around you and enjoy your company. If you are single, you would be wise to go on a few dates with someone who shares your sense of adventure. Are you already in a relationship? Take this opportunity to plan a holiday with your partner. Stick to a budget. You don`t have to go deep in debt to have a good time. Go somewhere off the beaten path.


Thursday`s Last Quarter Moon coincides with important aspects involving both Mercury and Uranus. This then, could prove an important turning point. A strong possibility is that surprising news from a younger generation will prompt you to think differently about travel arrangements and how these can be organised. It`s quite possible that all this will coincide with discussions about property management. Bear in mind that from Monday through Wednesday, the Moon is passing through your sign. It might not be possible for you to keep a lid on opinions. Perhaps because certain people feel you need to let off steam, you could be encouraged to talk about your long-term plans. It then wouldn`t be so surprising if there was strong reaction. One way or another, before next weekend it seems likely your thinking will have been shaken up considerably and that whilst accepting you`ve come to the end of one arrangement, you will be excited about future proposals.


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Capricorn: December 22 — January 19

Personal theme: I use!!


Epigram: Having discovered, often at the last minute, that what you thought were straightforward arrangements are coming undone, you`ve a lot on your mind. Once you`ve done a little investigation, you`ll realise these needed to change anyway. Knowing that, take advantage of this opportunity to explore all sorts of options, including those that seem unrealistic. You`ll soon recognise they`re not just worthwhile alternatives, they`ll work best.


Outline: Get things started! Your ambitious spirit knows no bounds as the week begins. Monday, Tuesday, and the morning on Wednesday you`re at your enthusiastic, entrepreneurial best. Everyone might not share your excitement, but they`ll admire what you can get done. From Wednesday afternoon on through to Friday, you`ll find yourself gifted with unusual perspective and planning skills. Use this boost to get organized and solidify any decisions you`ve been delaying. This weekend, ponder the big picture. What do you really want to be doing? You`ll find answers — and you`ll feel the first inkling of the perseverance you need to make those plans happen.


Working behind the scenes will be productive. You enjoy escaping the gimlet gaze of a critical micro-managers. Resist the temptation to put pressure on a relative who is dragging out a decision. It may be necessary for you to move forward without them. If you need their consent to launch a plan of action, it may be better to walk away from the deal. You have better things to do with your time. Return to an abandoned creative project.


Thursday`s Last Quarter Moon is in your sign. For many people this will mark the perhaps quite sudden completion of a project. The fact that this coincides with the end of the month and end of first quarter of the year suggests this will be an important moment. You though may be as excited by future alliances. It may soon be apparent, that there are exciting projects waiting in the wings and that others have already suggested you should be part of their team. It might be as well to be prepared to sense that much is going on in the background between Monday and Wednesday. Discussions may very well centre on funding and general resources. Though it might appear mid- week that proposed developments will come unstuck, it`s entirely possible that these will be subjected to minor hold-up and that as early as next week the green light will be given.


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Aquarius: January 20 — February 18

Personal theme: I know!!


Epigram: You`d been oddly silent about your hopes for various situations. Rather, you`ve been questioning your priorities. Now that the twists and turns triggered by March`s two eclipse are over, you can pause and reassess your position and rethink what, and who, you want to come first in your life. Hopelessly complex as this seems, by early April it will all be crystal clear.


Outline: Do you ever stop making friends? As the week begins, your natural affability leads you to new people and new situations. Monday, Tuesday, and the first part of Wednesday provide plenty of opportunities for experiencing new things and making connections you normally wouldn`t. From Wednesday afternoon on through to Friday night, you might find your mind drifting to thoughts of your career and big-picture ambitions. Don`t be afraid to slow down and think these things through — even if that means taking a break from your gregarious social schedule and finding some private time. This weekend, travel in a pack. Surround yourself with friends (and anyone you`d like to make a friend).


Healthy competition will encourage you to grow and develop your talent. You greatly admire someone who has a distinctive style and impressive skills. If you work hard, you might even surpass them. It will take time to reach this level of excellence, but you`ll have lots of fun along the way. A constant critic is trying to discourage you from pursuing your dreams. Don`t hesitate to tell them exactly what you think of their methods. You`re tired of their negativity.


If there are loose ends to attend to, attending to these before the end of the month could seem a good idea. True, you might be in some trepidation as to someone`s reaction to a request. It might also be that you each need to acknowledge an `elephant in the room`. Despite all this, and at the Last Quarter Moon on Thursday (which coincides with Mercury aligning with one of your ruling planets – Uranus), you could surprise yourself and others by reacting in such a way that shows you`re more interested in the future than the past. Of course, much of this may be prompted by decisions being taken by younger friends and colleagues. Indeed, it could be their apparent ability to dust off the old and embrace the new that puts a spring in your step. Though yours is the sign often viewed as being futuristic, it is also true that you come from the Fixed group of signs and can show considerable stubbornness and unwillingness to move forward. You might need much of Friday and the weekend to come to terms with recent developments. Having done this, as early as the beginning of next week, you could be full steam ahead.


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Pisces: February 19 — March 20

Personal theme: I believe!!


Epigram: This portion of the year will be unsettled, for you and for others. Understand that and you`ll stop struggling with ongoing changes and will instead begin exploring the options events are bringing your way. Some are delightful, a few puzzling and one or two impossibly good. Bear in mind that with so much in transition, your perspective is bound to evolve, as will the circumstances themselves.


Outline: Out with the old; in with the new! As the week begins, you can solve problems in a partnership by simply embracing a fresh perspective. Monday, Tuesday, and the morning on Wednesday should present opportunities to settle disputes and improve relationships with others — but only if you pick a new path to follow. From Wednesday afternoon on through to Friday, you might feel emotionally unsettled. Don`t take this as a setback though — it`s just a chance to assert yourself and find your footing. (Even if that means fighting back.) This weekend, do the right thing. Follow your conscience, and you can expect to have luck on your side.


Going above and beyond the call of duty at work will do you no harm at all. Don`t be surprised when you`re awarded a pay raise as thanks for your contributions. Friends will pressure you to loan them money. You probably should refuse these requests. You have your own bills to pay. Besides, giving funds to irresponsible people will just compound a serious problem. You shouldn`t feel guilty about accumulating wealth. You`ve earned everything.


Activity at the very apex of your solar chart suggest that much of this week will be spent considering your future and any limitations put on it. Property matters may well have your full attention. It`s probable that contact with those who have either been in further education or just returned from long distance travel will set you thinking slightly differently. Thursday`s Last Quarter Moon happens to coincide with an alignment that puts full focus on your particular talents and, to some extent, financial management. This end of the first quarter of the year could prove something of a turning point. True, over next weekend you might feel marginally lost, confused or wish that certain people were around to give advice. By the time the Moon arrives in your own sign at the beginning of next week however, you should have a much clearer idea of what is possible and what appeals most. In all this, the thoughts and opinions of the Sagittarius friend should prove helpful.


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