GrannyMoon’s WeeklyFeast ~ 22 – 29 Aug 2016

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after, know that the Goddess is with you always.
Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed. ~GrannyMoon
 
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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, Frigg, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
Incense:  Saffron, Verbena
Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Color of The Day:  Light Blue, Pale Green
Colors for Tomorrow: Black
Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra
Candle: Green
Saint Jegudiel represents Friday
 
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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn’s Day
Day of Seatere, Seater, and Saturn and of Loki, the Norse god of tricks and
revelry. Saturday is ruled by Saturn, whose Magickal  influences are:
longevity, endings, and homes. Saturday comes under the influence of Saturn.
Saturn’s influence directs our attention toward routine chores, customs, and
conventional traditions.Saturday is a good day for furthering our ambitions
through perseverance, patience, responsible action, and a sense of purpose .
Saturday is a good day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving
spirit communication, meditation, psychic self-defense, binding, and
locating lost things or missing persons.
Today’s Goddesses: Ops, Rhea, Tellus Mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Tonantzin,
Asherah, Anath, The Shekinah, The Matronit, Mary, Gula, Herodias, Oddudua,
Demeter
Today’s Magickal Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families,
Works Of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines
Today’s Energies: Female – Rules obstacles, overcoming blockages – Use for
magick involving overcoming limitations, the elderly, endings, deaths,
blocks, constrictions, and those restricting you.
Incense:  Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone,
Myrrh
Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy
Color of The Day:   Black
Colors for Tomorrow: Orange, Gold and Yellow
Lucky Sign: Saturday Is The Lucky Day For Capricorn And Aquarius
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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Magickal Spells
By Kristie,holistichealthhealerleicester.wordpress.com
 
Take three cords or strings of various, pleasing pastel colors perhaps pink, red, and green and braid them tightly together.
 
Firmly tie a knot near one end of the braid, thinking of your need for happiness.
 
Next, tie another knot, and another, until you have tied seven knots. Wear or carry the cord with you until you find happiness.
 
After that, keep the cord in a safe place, or give to one of the elements burn and scatter the ashes in the ocean or in a stream.
 
Anti-Anxiety Spell/Chant
Whenever you are feeling anxious, take several deep breaths and repeat the following until you have calmed down.
 
Nervous anxiety, you are dead.
Lord and lady, soothe my head.
Bring me to your calming peace
as I will, so mote it be.
 
Anti-Anxiety Tea
Add two teaspoons of valerian root to one cup of boiling water. As it seeps, chant:
 
Nervous anxiety, you are dead.
Roots and water, soothe my head.
Bring to me your calming peace.
As I will, so mote it be.
 
Note: To cut the taste you might want to strongly sweeten it with honey.
 
Vanilla Anti-Anxiety spell
Hold a vanilla scented candle in both hands until it becomes warm to the touch. Chant three times:
 
Vanilla chase this mess away.
Keep it far from me today.
 
Light the candle and let it burn until the anxiety disappears
 
Spell to Get Rid of Negative Energy
Repeat the chant below and feel a securing warmth around your body and imagine white light glowing around your skin, it is sure to rid you of any bad thoughts or unwanted presence.
 
I see only pure reflected light
I am ridding all bad luck and negative energy
O Blessed Be
 
Banishing Grief Spell
This spell is said to help one let go of painful feelings of grief. It is for those times in life when it seems impossible to feel joy again, such as after losing someone close to you.
 
Items Needed:
A smoky quartz gemstone
Bowl of water
Three tablespoons of sea salt
 
The Spell:
Begin by holding the stone in your power hand. See your grief in your mind’s eye. Visualize the grief moving from within yourself and through your hand to the stone. As you do this, say:
 
Banishing stone,
Fill yourself with my grief,
so that I may feel joy again,
So be it, blessed be!
 
Stirring counterclockwise, mix the sea salt into the bowl of water, then add the smoky quartz stone. Swish the stone around three times in a counterclockwise motion. Leave the stone in the water for a few minutes, then take the stone outside and safely throw it as far as you can away from yourself.
 
Calming Chant – Calming Spell
 
Chant this simple rhyme whenever you feel worried or scared.
 
I am peaceful, I am strong
Though dark may seem so long.
For day must follow every night,
Everything is alright.
I am always safe from harm,
The Goddess holds me in her arms.
 
Get Rid of Anger Spell
You Will Need:
 
This spell needs to be done alongside flowing water – in a private corner surrounded by bushes at the side of a stream. You will also need a black stone
 
Procedure
 
Create your circle. Cup a black stone in your hands and raise it to your forehead, concentrate and send all your anger into the stone. Do this for as long as you can until you can do it no longer, then hurl the stone with all your might into the water and say:
 
“With this stone
Anger be gone
Water bind it
No-one find it!”
 
Place your palms upon the earth for a few moments to ground the power and allow your circle to fade. Now go home and take care of yourself for you may feel depleted for a while, but you will be better soon. Alternatively, you may feel great straight away.
 
Spell to Know the Child Within
Cast a Circle. Sit facing south and light a green or blue candle. Have a doll or stuffed animal. Take it in your hands and sprinkle it with salt water.
 
Say:
“I name you _________________.”
(Use your own childhood name or nickname.)
 
Hold it in your arms, croon to it, rock it, and talk to it. Tell it everything you would have liked to hear as a child. Let it talk to you and tell you how it feels and what it wants. Let your voice change. Play.
 
Raise energy and visualize that you are pouring it into the doll, who is your own inner self. Create an image of your own child self as you would have liked it to be, and project it into your doll. Continue until the doll is glowing with white light and love.
 
Kiss the doll. Wrap it in white cloth and lay it to rest on your altar. Bind the spell. Earth the power. Open the Circle. Repeat as often as you need or want to.
 
Calming Spell
 
Calming Technique
 
Sit comfortably and use your projective hand (usually right if your right handed or vice versa) to send out negative energies and your receptive hand to bring in positive energies. After a few minutes you will be much more relaxed and calm, and the good thing is you can do it any time.
 
To Get Rid of Stress
 
“Bide the Wiccan law of three,
If you don’t, then Cursed you’ll be,
Spirits of my Ancestors come,
Give me your protection, Some,
Interfere in my life,
And Keep me free from Stress and Strife
So mote it be”
 
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GrannyMoon’s MotherPeace Reading For The Day ~ Priestess of Discs
 
The Earth Mother – Physical touch and nurturing play a very important part in your life right now! Invite someone special to share a cozy dinner and a glass of wine, perhaps in return for a backrub! This is a wonderful time to nurture others, but do not forget the most important person in your life…YOU! This week finds you altering a work situation, or developing an exercise or health plan. A wonderful time for a massage, a hot bath, making love, going out to dinner or all of the above!
 
 
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Tasha’s Daily Astro Planner for August
 
Sun. 8/21 Athletic Aries Moons suggests a hike or a swim. Mercury/Jupiter conjunction expands thinking, communication.
 
Mon. 8/22 Active Aries Moon gets the week off with energy. Musical 5:30 PM Taurus Moon suggests playing or listening to favorite tunes.
 
Tue. 8/23 Steady Taurus Moon says stick with existing work. Mars/Saturn conjunct helps a lot.
 
Wed. 8/24 Lazy Taurus Moon means take it as it comes. 8 PM fun Gemini Moon brings frivolity.
 
Thu. 8/25 Flirty Gemini Moon brings a light touch to the day. Mars/Neptune square says beware deception, fraud.
 
Fri. 8/ 26 Peripatetic Gemini Moon says get errands done early; 11 AM warm Cancer Moon promotes concern for all.
 
Sat. 8/27 Hospitable Cancer Moon suggests gatherings. Venus/Jupiter conjunction brings expansive love.
 
Sun. 8/28 Loving Cancer Moon feeds all, comforts all.
 
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Heartwings Love Notes 738 A Saving Nature
 
Heartwings says, “If you have a saving nature, you need to be selective in what you save.”
 
As far as I remember my dad wasn’t one to save things, quite the contrary. Rather he was apt to throw things out. I believe I inherited my saving nature from my mother.  Once when I visited her in their weekend cottage in Maine I helped her clear out a closet. In the process I found at least three irons, and several toasters she had bought at yard sales and stored against future need. I kidded her about it and she told me quite seriously that they might come in handy one day, and she was happy to have them.
 
Another time, when I visited her in South Carolina where she lived after my father passed on, I saw she had broken items in her kitchen drawers. She told me that they could be fixed one day and used again. There was something even more useful in her bathroom. My parents loved to travel and wherever they went, my mother collected the little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion and whatever else that were provided by the places they stayed.  They were all lined up in rows on her bathroom sink, filling the entire flat part around the basin.
 
Perhaps for her they were souvenirs of her trips with my father because she never did use them. I have come to realize that as we get older we must be careful not to take on our parents’ habits. A while ago I noticed I had quite a collection of such little bottles myself and decided that rather than purchase shampoo and conditioner I ought to use them. I have been doing so. I didn’t want to be like my mother, hoarding something in case of need and then never getting to make use of it
 
There is nothing wrong in being of a saving nature; however, to save something indefinitely does not make any sense. My father used to kid my mother because she had kept some linen sheets exactly as she had received them as a wedding present and never used them. He would ask her if she was saving them for her next husband. I have been thinking more about my mother’s habit lately and resolving to make use of what I have. After all, what she might not have realized was that once something is gone it may often be replaced by what is even better.
 
Rather than store it indefinitely may you find ways to use what you have.
 
Blessings and best regards, Tasha Halpert
 
I love to hear from readers and would be honored if you would comment and let me know any suggestions or thoughts. If a friend sent you this, you can sign up at my web site, http://www.heartwingslovenotes.com, where more love notes can be found in the archives.
 
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Stephen Halpert
The Memorial Service
 
Marge Davis and her daughter Sandy were attending the memorial service for Loraine Pierce. She was the town’s benefactor and had arranged for many activities and lectures at the library. As the organ played, Marge surveyed the packed pews. Suddenly she clutched Sandy’s arm. “Look, over there, that woman in the sleeveless red dress looks exactly like Gracie Blake.”
 
“You mean the blond? That couldn’t be, Mom,” Sandy whispered. “Gracie’s dead. She died shortly after dad.”
 
“Look again,” Marge whispered.
 
Sandy turned her head. “Humph. That dress looks more appropriate for a cook out than church.” She pulled at the collar of her blouse and fanned herself with the program. “It’s warm in here.”
 
“Well, she looks the way she did when she and your father…” Marge stopped and pressed her lips together. She shook her head and mopped at her eyes. “Check again, you’ll see what I mean.” 
 
Sandy peered surreptitiously. She felt woozy. Tears sprang to her eyes. “The man she’s with with looks an awful lot like dad when he was younger.”
 
Marge frowned. “But he’s gone!” Her hands twisted in her lap. “Gracie drove John to an early grave. Wore him out with all that socializing.” 
 
“Please, mom, don’t get upset, leave it alone. After all, once you and dad got divorced many men found you interesting and would have married you.”
 
“She had no business breaking up our family.” 
 
“In his defense,” Sandy said. “Dad always said he and Gracie were best friends and twin souls.”
 
Marge’s words came out as though she were spitting stones. “It all started when she went to the dealership and he sold her that convertible. Then she invited him to Loraine’s lecture series on mysticism.”
 
“In all fairness, dad did ask you to go with him.” 
 
Marge shook her head. “Gobbledygook like that didn’t interest me. Besides it’s not like he showed an interest in what I liked. I asked him many times to come to the Garden Club with me but he never did. ”
 
The organist played a familiar hymn. Soon there wasn’t a dry eye in the place. At the outset of the last stanza the man beside the woman who resembled Gracie raised his arms as though he were conducting an orchestra.
 
Marge shrank in her pew. “That’s the same way your father showed off in church.”
 
Sandy squirmed. “You’d think they’d have cushions in these pews.”
 
Marge glared at them. “Look she’s cuddled up against him like they’re teenagers. You’d think they were in the balcony at the movies instead of attending church. She’s acting the same way Gracie Blake always did around your father.” 
 
Sandy sighed. “Relax mom. It doesn’t matter where, some women like being affectionate with their man. It’s a way they show him love.”
 
“I need my breathing room, thank you.”
 
Sandy stroked her arm. “Please let it be. I know how uncomfortable you feel.”
 
After family reminiscences, an appropriate Bible reading and a hymn by the choir, the minister began his homily. The ushers had wisely placed boxes of tissues in the pews. A number of people made use of them.
 
“I’m sure Loraine encouraged them.” Marge said.
 
“You don’t know that, Mom. Besides, Loraine was a good friend of yours since high school. I don’t think dad needed any encouragement from anyone.” 
 
Midway through his homely the minister paused, looked out over the congregation and said. “Those of us who knew Loraine will always remember how many friends she made during her lifetime.”
 
There were murmurs of agreement amidst the sobs.
 
“And many of them are here today, celebrating her life.” He looked around and smiled. “Loraine always believed that friendships last forever even after those friends pass into Light. She once confided in me that friends in spirit would visit, affirming for her the actuality of life eternal.”
 
He paused and looked toward the ushers. “Let us now honor the spirit of Loraine. She asked me to have you all come forward and receive a token of her affection.” Several of the ushers went behind the altar and brought down large bunches of red carnations. The congregation filed into the aisles and went forward. Each person was handed one and returned to their seat.
 
Marge got a closer look at the man escorting the woman who looked like Gracie Blake. “Look at those tasseled loafers,” she scoffed. “Scuffed and worn needing a shine, just like your father’s.”
 
Tingles crept up Sandy’s spine. She averted her eyes. “I don’t want to look at him. It’s too creepy.”
 
“He looks as young as he did the day we were married.” A sob caught in her throat. “He never looked that happy when we were together.” 
 
Sandy sighed. “Gracie was good for dad. As men get older they like feeling wanted by a woman. Besides you hardly ever stayed home. You’ve nothing to complain about.”
 
After the final hymn the congregants moved into the air-conditioned reception hall for coffee and refreshments. Marge and Sandy finally got a closer look at them.
 
Sandy shivered. “They do look a lot like dad and Gracie, only much younger than when they died. I’m very uncomfortable and I want to leave.
 
But Marge was determined. “I want to see them closer.” Her face was grim as she dragged Sandy in their direction.
 
Marge got goose bumps. Her stomach lurched. The man and woman seemed to fade in and out of her vision.
 
“That stickpin,” Marge exclaimed. “That’s his from his fraternal order.” Her eyes rolled up in her head. She clutched the back of a chair to steady herself.
 
Tears filled Sandy’s eyes. Marge gasped. The man in the blue suit smiled lovingly and Sandy heard him say, “I love you.”
 
She reached out to touch him. Her fingers met air.
 
Sandy heard Gracie’s soft voice. “We’re both very happy, you know.”
 
“Yes,” Sandy whispered. “I know.”
 
As Marge stood there rubbing her eyes the man in the blue suit and the woman in the sleeveless red dress faded into the afternoon sun.
 
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The Pursuit of Conscious Wholeness Earthbound
by Madisyn Taylor
 
Our bodies are living, breathing expressions of our consciousness and should be treated as such.
 
Striking the right balance between our physical and spiritual aspects is one of the most challenging aspects of existence. We are dual beings by nature, spiritual entities bound to earth by physical bodies. In our lifetimes, we are charged with the duty of nurturing and tending both with equal devotion and love. Yet while both aspects of the self are deserving of honor and respect, there is a tendency for people who are more spiritually focused to ignore, avoid, or dismiss their bodies. Similarly, many individuals are entirely ensconced in the carnal realm and pay no attention to the needs of the soul. In both cases, an adjustment is in order. We are whole only to the degree that we embrace both sides of our beings.
 
If the soul is the inward manifestation of our consciousness, the body is the living, breathing expression of that consciousness. The physical self provides the home in which the spiritual self takes root and flourishes. Just as we must tend to the seed of the soul to ensure that it grows strong, so, too, must we care for the protective shell that is the body to make certain it is capable of playing its role in our development. Though there will no doubt be times in our lives when we feel more comfortable focusing on the spiritual self or the physical self, denying the fundamental importance of one or the other can lead to ill health, emotional distress, and a sense of incompleteness. Both facets of the human experience play a vital role in our well-being.
 
The body and the soul are the yin and yang of our current reality. They are, at this point of human evolution, irreparably bound together, and many spiritual teachers agree that the body is one of the greatest vehicles through which to access the soul. In fact, many believe that our spirit has chosen to be embodied as an essential part of our spiritual development. Consequently, it is the responsibility of each person on the planet to forge a marriage between the two, so that these disparate aspects bring out the best in each other, creating a vibrant, dynamic, and workable whole.
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BREWS…A Perfect Witch’s Brew
by hocuspocus13
 
The importance of starting your Brew with the right water to turn it into a good Magickal Brew
 
TYPE OF WATERS:
 
Spring
Well
Distilled
Rain
 
Never Tap Water ~ Sea Water or Mineral Water due to high content of additives
 
Keep one thing in mind Distilled Water is used for medicinal preparations
 
HEATING:
 
A good olde fashion flame will due over an outdoor blaze of fire ~ a roaring fire in the fireplace ~ gas stove
 
VESSELS:
 
Cauldron
Tea Kettle
Cook Pot
 
While brewing the water in a metal vessel do not mix the herbs/tea leaves into it let the water bubble pour that into a cup or a vessel to steep it all together then add the herbs
 
BREWING:
 
Gather herbs some are used fresh others are dried out to grind down in a mortal and pestal and mixed into a blend
 
Empower those herbs with your Magickal goal
 
Bubble and Boil the water
Place the herbs/tea leaves in the cup
Pour the hot water over the herbs
Cover the cup to keep the steam in
Steep for 13 minutes
Strain
Drink right away
 
If you make a tea kettle full refrigerate lasting 3-4 days
 
MY FAVORITE MAGICKAL BREWS
 
Purification Tea Brew:
1 part lemon verbena
1 part dried lemon peel
1 part chamomile
 
Aphrodisia Tea Brew:
5 parts rose petals
1 part clove
1 part nutmeg
1 part lavender
1 part ginger
 
Healing Anointing Brew:
1 part rosemary
1 part sage
1 part thyme
1 part cinnamon
 
Sunshine
 
In a blue glass bottle fill half way with water
 
Add the ground herbs
 
Let this Brew sit in the Sunshine all day
 
By Sunset the water will be colored by the herbs
 
The Healing Brew is used to anoint the body rather than to drink it just rub this brew where the ailment is you can also add it to a nice hot bath to soak in while you visualize yourself being in perfect health
 
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Spell to Get Rid of Jealousy
By Kristie, holistichealthhealerleicester.wordpress.com
 
Jealousy stems from fear and overwhelming belief in lack or scarcity. We live on a fertile planet. We have signs of abundance everywhere – in the trees, the ocean, the scurrying animals. This world teams with life and light. Jealousy comes from putting your attention on the shadow, focusing on feelings of smallness or unworthiness or control. Love is illimitable, it naturally flows easily to every corner of the world and yet with shadow, secrets and darkness, love can be twisted into possession and domination.
 
The Ancient Ones believed that every deity (a deity is a face or aspect of the Creative Source) had both light and dark qualities, just as the earth plane consists of dark and light. Note I’m not saying good and evil, but dark and light. There was no judgment, just an observation of the different sides to the coin. The Ancient Ones didn’t have TV or computers – they had the skies and each other and so they became experts at examining human behavior and finding corresponding connections in the natural cycles of the seasons, planetary movement and the constellations. Their deities or Gods and Goddesses took on human qualities, including both dark and light sides, so that the people could better relate to Divine Source. Even Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, has a darker side that holds the space and creates the energy to become obsessed with love, manipulating and forming it to meet our desires, despite whether or not it’s a good match or the right time for us.
 
It’s like if you’ve ever danced around a May Pole or gone square dancing. You have one partner at a time. You accept this partner and this moment in its perfection, then you let go. But when you can’t let go… befriending Dark Aphrodite helps us tap into the smallness and darkness and secrets of our unworthiness, desire for control or distrust of love and allows it to transform back to love in light with our attention. When you sit quietly with your need to control, you will activate a feeling of being heard, with the result being that you receive the attention that you needed and the jealousy can begin to fade and dissolve. In your stillness, you will realize that all control is an illusion. Life is always changing; nothing stays the same or can be manipulated into constant stagnation or inactivity. Jealousy is an attempt to hold something against you so that it loses its ability to be truly alive. Love needs to move and be free, not be constrained. And so comes the time to trust that life is moving you towards love, whether it’s the thing or person you desire or something even better.
 
Find an image of Aphrodite and place it on a red cloth on your altar. Put a shell in front of Aphrodite. Light a candle and say,
 
I welcome Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty
Sea-drenched, you were foam-born of the abundant mighty sea,
Ancient Goddess of Dark and Light.
Powerful One.
Be With me now.
By my will, so mote it be.
 
Place the candle on her right side, so that a shadow falls across the Goddess about halfway. Cut a pomegranate in half. As you squeeze the juice of the pomegranate into the shell, say
 
Please accept my offering of pomegranate, a precious fruit
So that I may learn the difference of love, in flower or root
A reason, a season, a lifetime are the stages of love
May I accept all relations as gifts from above.
And not bind myself to any one person or thing
I accept the offers of love and beauty that you bring
Knowing that true love is the dance of two open spaces
I open my heart to receive love in all places
 
Place the squeezed pomegranate on Aphrodite’s left side to represent all the love that you have received. Place the other side of the pomegranate on her right side to represent all the love that is yet to come to you and the abundance with which you can share your love with the world. Sit with your feelings of jealousy or smallness. Breathe through it. Repeat the phrase above as often as you need to until you notice that the light begins to ease darkness.
 
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Weekly Horoscope, Beginning: Sunday, 21 August 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: Because you`re inquisitive, you`ll happily explore intriguing ideas or offers, even if they`re impractical. From your perspective, at minimum, it will be interesting, enough that what you experience could add to your life. However, what you do and who you meet this week won`t just be intriguing, they could be life-changing. Clearly, you`ll delve into these further. How far you`ll go remains to be seen.
 
Outline: The support and assistance you need on Monday? You`re going to get it, as a friend who can be of help is ready and waiting. Tuesday and Wednesday, luck is slightly less on your side; try not to let frustration get the best of you and remember that not everything can go your way all the time. Things will be going your way again by Thursday. It`s one of those up-and-down weeks. The fun to be had on Friday is of the spontaneous, unexpected variety (the best kind of fun), but Saturday and Sunday are more even-keeled and quietly satisfying.
 
You may be very busy at work. If you have a chance to work with a more experienced colleague, do it. Be willing to defer to their expertise. You could gain some valuable skills as a result. Trying to outperform this seasoned individual may be an exercise in futility. Put your ego aside for the sake or progress. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. If you`ve had trouble sleeping, establish a soothing bedtime routine. Train yourself to rest.
 
We are now between eclipses: a curious time for everyone. Any effect is likely to be heightened by an unusual grouping of planets. As you probably know, the signs are divided into groups of Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable. Rarely is the distribution between each even. By Friday, there is very considerable emphasis on the Mutable signs: very different to your own. It would be understandable if you felt disorientated and confused: particularly with regard to credit card management and travel arrangements which could come under scrutiny. Also this week, your ruling planet Mars, aligns with Saturn midweek. Though this happens every couple of years, each alignment is in a different sign. On this occasion, it seems the cosmic headmaster (Saturn), will demand that you focus on long-term commitments. There may well be times when you feel faced with insurmountable obstacles. The art may be to get a Sagittarius or experienced friend fully on side. Negotiating these cosmic trends may well prove a challenge when you need all the help you can get.
 
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Taurus: April 20 — May 20
Personal theme: I have!!
 
Epigram: Watching certain familiar if not crucial elements of your life come undone may seem worrying, at least initially. By midweek, however, you realise what`s going is clearing the way for developments that have been in the air for ages but which you`d assumed would take forever to happen. Now, not only is the pace speeding up, these thrilling changes could be settled before the month`s close.
 
Outline: It`s almost as if you`ve awoken in a cartoonist`s rendering of your life on Monday — everything seems basically familiar, but skewed. Don`t read too much into this or you`ll drive yourself nuts. Tuesday and Wednesday, if you`re feeling like a lone pilot on a rocket ship to Mars, nudge a friend and get them to bring you back to Earth. It is not in your nature to be rash, but a hurried feeling defines Thursday and Friday for you. Again: weird. Breathe deeply. Take things slowly. Everything else will be back to normal (actually, better than normal) this weekend.
 
Your creative juices may be flowing nicely. This is a wonderful time to write, compose music or create designs. You may not receive immediate payment for this work, but you will gain lots of emotional satisfaction from it. Stop listening to friends who say you are wasting your time. They are probably jealous of your talent and initiative. Continue to follow your own path or you`ll have regrets. Ignore an impulse to turn a friendship into a romance.
 
By the end of this week there will be considerable planetary emphasis in an area of your chart associated with research and development. Reviewing long-term plans may be made necessary by news reaching you mid week. At some level, you might need to confront whether or not you are pursuing amateur or professional status. Note that we are now between eclipses and that the next solar eclipse on September 1st also puts accent on this area of your solar chart. It seems highly likely that you are poised to branch out. This period may be about ascertaining what knowledge and expertise you require. Though it would be understandable if you felt overwhelmed by the costs, time and diligence that will be required, if you take all this in your usual Taurean, steady way, you could indeed be poised for take-off early next month.
 
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Gemini: May 21 — June 20
Personal theme: I think!!
 
Epigram: However straightforward plans seem, and clear as you are in your own mind about the order, in which they`ll be done, ensure arrangements are flexible. Why? On the 30th, your ruler Mercury goes retrograde, triggering the usual unexpected changes. While some will be welcome and others less so, the better equipped you are to ride out unexpected developments, the more smoothly the coming weeks` events will go.
 
Outline: Rather than be solid in your opinions, why not be fluid, transparent and adaptable? What`s the use of stubbornness? You find yourself radically influenced by someone else at the start of the week, and you, inspired, spend the middle of the week considering radical changes to your life. By Thursday and Friday, you`re an advice-collecting machine, leaving no stone unturned and exhausting your friends. By the weekend you`ve achieved a higher degree of focus than you`ve had in a while. However, focus and clarity are not the same things, and clarity`s still a short ways away.
 
Moving to a bigger place is a possibility. You could find a beautiful property surrounded by greenery. This will serve as a tranquil retreat from public life. If you`re in a troubled relationship, take this opportunity to assert your independence. Living on your own could be empowering. Your family is poised to give financial assistance if you need it. It`s time to spread your wings and fly. You can`t be happy with someone who tries to control you.
 
By the end of this working week, and with the Moon passing through your sign, there is considerable emphasis on Mutable signs like your own. Accented planetary activity at the very base of your solar chart suggests the need to review your assets, home-base, and general direction. It may be that you have too many irons in the fire. The time may soon be coming when you need to be more selective. Consider though, that we are between eclipses. The next solar eclipse on September 1st similarly highlights this area. It`s entirely possible that preparations for a major domestic move will begin in the coming weeks. Note that planetary conditions are highly unusual. It`s likely to be after the solar eclipse before you feel at all settled. In the interim, considerable attention needs to be given to your health and well-being. With this in mind, it might be as well to build in sanctuary and quiet time – especially over Thursday and Friday when you may need to recharge your batteries frequently.
 
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Cancer: June 21 — July 22
Personal theme: I feel!!
 
Epigram: Recent events have given you good reason to be hyper-sensitive to both anything worrying and those who`re in a tricky mood. Take note of what arises, however, since it`s unlikely those that make you gasp will turn into problems. This is mostly because the pace is swift and, better yet, each day`s developments are an improvement on those before, enough that by the week`s close, everybody`s smiling.
 
Outline: You exert emotional influence on the people around you, but don`t go for emotions on Monday, go for ideas. Rationality is your terrain right now. Tuesday and Wednesday leave you more time for letting your mind wander, and you may decide to wander literally too — through a park, through a mall or maybe even go for a drive. Thursday and Friday, everyday concerns return you to a more practical mindset (again, don`t react emotionally). Saturday and Sunday are crowded with people — maybe there`s a party planned? If not, maybe there should be.
 
Taking a short trip for pleasure is strongly advised. Getting a change of scenery may inspire you to find a better job. It`s not enough to earn a steady paycheque. You want a role that will bring emotional satisfaction, too. It may be necessary to take a low level job as a means to get established in an exciting industry. Don`t worry. You can quickly rise through the ranks. Forming good relationships with colleagues is half the battle. Be friendly.
 
Later this week a curious planetary alignment places considerable emphasis on Mutable signs of the zodiac. Yours is one of the Cardinal signs. So it would be understandable if you found these conditions stressful. That said, an alignment of Mars with Saturn mid-week could suit you. Though they align in the working area of your solar chart, it may be that you tune in to this planetary chord and put into place to a new routine or schedule. Health matters might need to be given attention – though it`s probable that it`s not your own health at that is under strain. Giving support to close colleagues, neighbours or siblings could take high priority. Note that we are between eclipses and that it`s likely to be after the solar eclipse on September 1st before you find comfortable rhythm. For now, you might welcome and appreciate ideas presented by those who are extremely flexible in their thinking: perhaps offering options on ways of working that you hadn`t yet considered.
 
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Leo: July 23 — August 22
Personal theme: I will!!
 
Epigram: Life`s been exciting but now the focus shifts to practical matters in general, and to finances in particular. While they`re a bit dull you`ve known you should do your sums, in terms of money but, as much, considering the of time, effort and, possibly, heart, you`d have to invest in certain plans. The simple act of gathering the facts will do wonders to clarify your thinking.
 
Outline: Your pride is a wise thing to swallow on Monday. Who needs it? At the present time, it`s only getting in the way. Tuesday and Wednesday provide ample opportunities for you to listen — to others as well as to yourself. You don`t need to pretend like you have answers you don`t have. You`ll enjoy learning something new on Thursday and having your opinion about something challenged (and changed) on Friday. As clear as everything once seemed to you, the weekend brings the news that nothing is black and white — a crucial point, and a good thing to be reminded of.
 
You can negotiate an improvement in your pay or working conditions. Don`t be afraid to ask for what you`re worth. If you`re struggling with an ethical issue, follow your principles. A loved one may ask you to cover their tracks. The last thing you want is to be implicated in their bad behaviour. It`s not always easy standing on the side of justice, but it is necessary. Do not be manipulated. You`ve always had an air of dignity. Keep it by taking the moral high ground.
 
This could yet prove an expensive week. A rare alignment of planets takes place. Coupled with the kind of developments that are common between two eclipses, the unexpected is more likely than not. This could manifest as higher travelling costs or the discovery that a research and development project (or holiday!) races through its budget and requires further funding. By the time the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter all group together in neighbouring Virgo on Friday, you might wonder if you`ve totally lost control. It seems likely that diligence in all kinds of management will be required – especially if it appears that others are in panicked mode. There is however a considerable upside to the week: with the assistance of colleagues born under the other two Fire signs, of Aries and Sagittarius, enthusiasm for a project due to begin in September should grow. Indeed, it`s possible that before next weekend you will have a clear idea as to whose professionalism would work well within a team and whose you can do without.
 
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Virgo: August 23 — September 22
Personal theme: I analyze!!
 
Epigram: Planning ahead may be a virtue but with your ruler Mercury going retrograde, in Virgo, on 30 August, even simple arrangements will change, probably often. For now, focus on tidying up anything unruly, whether of a business, practical or personal nature. That way, when the inevitable twists and turns arise, you can deal swiftly with those that are uncomplicated and explore those that are more complex.
 
Outline: You`re still heading in the same direction, you`re just taking a different road: That`s the way you see yourself on Monday. You are optimistic and happy to be so organized. Others around you may be less so (Why are you always the organized one?) but they`re no less directed. Rather than criticize their methods, revel in what you have in common. Although, speaking of things you have in common, resources are tight on Thursday and Friday and a generous impulse on your part to give up what you have may not be feasible. Compatibility and philosophical depth make the weekend interesting.
 
You have an opportunity to become a respected person in your desired field. Don`t be afraid to submit your work for publication, apply for an important job or enter a contest. Your family can assist you with any expenses that are involved. At the very least, they may offer lots of moral support. Turn a deaf ear to a friend who thinks your dreams are unrealistic. They`re afraid you will fail, but you know better. Always have faith in yourself.
 
By the end of this week, there will be unusual planetary activity in your sign. The Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter will all be grouped in Virgo whilst Mars and Saturn align at the very top of your solar chart. Given that all this takes place between two significant eclipses, it is entirely possible that a move of some kind will be at least contemplated if not carried out. Indeed, you could feel driven to this by the needs of another generation or by work demands. Note that the next solar eclipse is also in your sign (September 1st). This may well coincide with an extra-ordinary opportunity. This week though could find you flitting and flapping around as you effect what is in fact a major clearing up exercise. Whether all of this takes place only within your brain or, constitutes the practical tasks of archiving, boxing and packing, your batteries could quickly drain. It`s perhaps imperative, especially toward the end of the week that you build in off-peak time to recharge.
 
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Libra: September 23 — October 22
Personal theme: I balance!!
 
Epigram: Over the past several weeks you`ve focused on calming potentially tricky situations, in the hope that somehow events would deal with the rest. Now that it`s clear they won`t, and you`ll need to step in, probably soon, and seek workable solutions. The secret is to get others involved. They`re unaware of worrying problems. Tell them all about these, and in detail. They`ll be amazingly helpful.
 
Outline: No matter what you wear on Monday, the day is going to be blazingly fun — so you might as well wear something outrageous. Colours! Stripes! Try something new! Others will respond with unprecedented enthusiasm. Even midweek, as the world`s more mundane aspects threaten to drive your gaze toward the ground, the icicles that hang off of rain gutters will remind you uncannily of carrots and medieval weaponry and other strange objects — in short, the natural beauty of the world will amaze you. Thursday and Friday are what you make them, and the weekend is an extended, harmonious reverie.
 
Spending time alone will be good for you. You`re a social butterfly by nature, but constant party going and having fun with friends can drain your energy. Take this opportunity to rest, relax and collect your thoughts. A demanding relative or neighbour will ask you to drop everything and come to their aid. Be ready to refuse. You`re under no obligation to come to this troublemaker`s rescue all the time. Establish strong boundaries. Enforce ultimatums. Be strong.
 
Hold the thought that in a few weeks, Jupiter will enter your sign at the first time in over a decade. This planet is associated with good fortune and abundance. However, these transits also have a track record of bringing more than you can handle. Whether this is in a good or a bad way, soon you will surely be super-busy. The present period then should be used for preparation and focused efficiency. There may well be things that need to be tidied up. Ensuring that paperwork is up-to-date and that you are clear as to obligations would surely be wise. An extraordinary alignment of planets before the weekend takes place in neighbouring Virgo. This is one of the Mutable signs of the zodiac and you may well find that those born under Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces have plans they want to discuss with you. As far as you are concerned, their timing could perhaps be better. It`s probable that relatives have long-term plans they`d like to discuss with you and that these will require careful consideration. In short, the balance of your scales could be very much disturbed. Ensuring you have adequate quiet time and comfortable space in which to feel anchored may be imperative.
 
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Scorpio: October 23 — November 21
Personal theme: I desire!!
 
Epigram: No matter how much you weigh up the combination of circumstances you`re facing and the peculiarities of the people involved in already tricky situations, the way ahead will be unclear. However, your intuition is both sharp and trustworthy. While you can`t tell everybody you`ve based crucial decisions on those feelings, things will work out so well others will want to know how. Simply smile and say nothing.
 
Outline: Recent tension around the house may explode in the form of an emotional outburst on Monday — but take it lightly. At least all the issues are on the table, and that is better than them being kept in secret cabinets. Besides, Tuesday and Wednesday will be so full of activity completely outside the home realm that you may forget about everything, else at least for a short while. Thursday and Friday you`re at your happiest helping other people. By Saturday you`ve narrowed your attention to a certain single someone; spend Sunday focusing on this relationship.
 
It`s time to come out of your shell. You have a tendency to be reclusive. Spending too much time by yourself can make you feel isolated and alienated. Fortunately, it looks like there are several exciting social gatherings on the horizon. Reconnecting with friends will be more fun than you think. If a romantic interest doesn`t return your affection, don`t despair. There are plenty of other fish in the sea. You deserve to be with someone who utterly adores you.
 
Just how integral you are to a team should be apparent toward the end of this week. An extra-ordinary line-up of planets in the sign of Virgo where they accent an area of your solar chart associated with friends, groups and associations indicates strong attention from the quarters. One possibility centres on health matters whilst another would be data management. There will surely be many variations on this, but what they should have in common is the need for you to find your place in a team and to assess exactly what others expect of you. Mars, one of your ruling planets, aligns with Saturn mid-week. Though this happens every couple of years, the difference this time is accentuation on both ethical and financial matters. It may be that tough decisions need to be taken. You might also need to accept that there are some wars you cannot win. This could be brought home to you by an expert or someone born under Sagittarius who demands that you view a situation for what it is now and stop looking at the past.
 
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Sagittarius: November 22 — December 21
Personal theme: I see!!
 
Epigram: When certain longstanding and, in some cases, crucial arrangements come undone, you`re anxious. However, you`re kept busy rethinking plans, sometimes every day. While, as a Sagittarius and a fire sign, you rather enjoy this swift pace, others worry. Reassure the individuals in question but make no promises. Instead, encourage those who`re anxious to get involved. This keeps them well informed without relying on you.
 
Outline: Nothing is more thrilling to you on Monday than the simple exchange of ideas — it hardly matters with whom the ideas are exchanged; everyone brings aspects of their own lives into a conversation, and everyone`s lives are different. Listening to someone else reminisce about their past in the middle of the week may lead you to thoughts of your own past, but the romantic events of Thursday and Friday ground you once again firmly in the present. Saturday and Sunday, communication is good, and so is the food. Don`t overeat, but don`t be shy.
 
Developing a career strategy is a good way to spend your time. You have an opportunity to move up the ladder to success. Apply for high profile positions, even if the competition is fierce. You have all the ambition, experience and knowledge necessary to land this sort of job. Your family may not be very supportive of your goals. They`re worried your professional life will eclipse your private one. Reassure them of your loyalty and affection.
 
You may recall that Saturn is presently moving through your sign. Mid-week it aligns with Mars. Though this aspect occurs every couple of years it`s only every three decades that it happens in your sign. This should be seen as a `full-stop` moment when you have to give particular focus to partnerships – especially those which are legally binding. It may be that the issue of wills, testaments and legacies also require attention. There might also be significant travel issues to address. The alignment itself should be seen as marking the start of a cycle which could take as much as two years to complete. So, it may not be necessary to come to precise decisions this week but at least to agree to get a process underway. The end of this important week (which you might remember comes between two eclipses bringing the potential to break previous habits), finds many planets grouped at the very apex of your solar chart. Amongst these is your ruling planet Jupiter. On both the career and working front, it does appear that a new phase will soon start. Though this might not kick into action until after the solar eclipse on September 1st, preparations undertaken this week could be highly significant and warrant increased communication, if not many short journeys.
 
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Capricorn: December 22 — January 19
Personal theme: I use!!
 
Epigram: As a Capricorn, you won`t be thrilled about others high jacking decisions that are yours to make. Yet the fact is, they`re better informed than you are and, as important, can be trusted. That is being the case, leave these matters up to the individuals in question and, meanwhile, focus on more personal, and more complex dilemmas currently coming to the surface. These need a personal touch.
 
Outline: You know what they say about the best-laid plans? No matter how much you try to make Monday go your way, it`s just going to be a crazy day, and at a certain point, it`s wise to opt for a more passive role. Tuesday and Wednesday, your fun comes from creative pursuits — art, music, poetry — but toward the end of the week, you take your fun wherever you can find it. Worry is more the order of the moment. Until Saturday, that is. Saturday and Sunday are glorious days. A kid may tell you a joke that has your gut muscles hurting for days.
 
Spiritual practices can be very rewarding. You`ve always been very practical. Both your feet are planted firmly on the ground. In general, this has helped you create a life of comfort and security. At times, the material world won`t be enough to make you happy. That`s why it`s helpful to have a belief system that helps you transcend mundane reality. A class in comparative religion may be instructive. Keep an open mind and ask questions.
 
This is likely to be a very special week for all signs. Firstly, we are between two eclipses: a time when many people break habits and as a result take actions that become memorable and occasionally recorded for posterity. Mid-week, Mars aligns with your ruling planet Saturn. It`s entirely possible that you`ll feel you`ve come to the end of one road or are at least looking at the end phase. By Friday, with an extraordinarily large grouping planets in another of the Earth signs, Virgo, thoughts are likely to turn to both long distance relationships and to training. It might then suit you to unroll on a course that would equip you well in a couple of years` time. This new knowledge could propel you into a different sphere entirely. Of course, all this could be thrust on you by changing world conditions. At some level it might even feel as though you`re being carried on a tide that is quite beyond your control. Having a vision of where you would like to be in a five years` time may be helpful. Though you may not have this refined until later next month, effort put into considering options will surely not be time wasted. In particular, discovering the legal boundaries of proposals could prove a useful exercise.
 
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Aquarius: January 20 — February 18
Personal theme: I know!!
 
Epigram: Unsettling as recent events were, they were also no surprise. For ages you`ve been conscious certain arrangements, some longstanding, would need to change. However much of a relief what`s happened thus far seems, you`re anxious things will go too far. That won`t last for long. In fact, you`ll soon exchange those concerns for an eagerness to take what`s currently being rethought considerably further.
 
Outline: Your excitement is infectious on Monday — even through the phone company picks up on it and responds in kind. People are listening to you, that much is clear. Tuesday and Wednesday are too muddled with financial concerns for you to feel like you`re having much of a positive effect on the people around you; but on Thursday, money is the last thing on your mind — except as far as altruism is concerned. Friday sees you pondering such high-minded subjects as humanitarianism and freedom, but the weekend returns you too much smaller concerns. Express yourself eccentrically on Sunday.
 
Money from an inheritance, legal settlement or insurance pay out could boost your bank balance. Use this windfall to study or travel. You`ve been blessed with a keen intellect that needs constant stimulation. Friends may not be supportive of the way you spend your money. Ignore their warnings. Your needs are different from theirs. Some people prize status symbols; you crave adventure. Follow your instincts; they won`t lead you astray.
 
It might be as well to prepare for a tough old week ahead. Recall that we are between eclipses when often, major decisions are taken. Habits are more easily broken through these periods which might go some way toward explaining why they tend to be so eventful. Mid-week, an alignment of Mars and Saturn accents dealings with groups and associations and, quite possibly the request that you take on a leading role (which of course, would come with increased responsibility). Though you might at first recoil from the suggestion, it may well be that even if you decline now, the request will come back. An extraordinary line-up of planets before the weekend is indicative of a huge shift in energy. It might seem to you that many are running around like headless chickens without direction. Even in exasperated state, your role may to offer security and safety and let this energy run its course. In the interim, and whilst people-watching, you could learn a great deal about potential team members and with whom you could or could not work.
 
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Pisces: February 19 — March 20
Personal theme: I believe!!
 
Epigram: For ages you`ve known elements of your domestic or working life couldn`t remain as they are. Despite that, how and in what way things would change has been unclear. Until this week. Wednesday`s encounter between courageous Mars and practical Saturn get things moving, and so swiftly that, despite your doubts about plans, neither you nor others are able to slow the pace or extent of events.
 
Outline: What with everything running through your head on Monday, it`s hard to see straight, so focus on one thing and do it well. Tuesday and Wednesday are more conducive to experimentation — transformation and rediscovery (especially on a personal level) figure strongly. Thursday and Friday, whatever discoveries you made earlier in the week will suddenly be called into question, but this is what always happens when an intelligent person thinks intelligently about their own intelligence: an endless cerebral fog. Ground yourself this weekend. Put on some music and take off your shoes.
 
If you`re looking for love, you could find it in a library, bookstore or classroom. It could be hard to resist the charms of a witty intellectual. Although you will have plenty to discuss, you may have different ambitions. Don`t let your romantic interest make you question your career goals. You`re an artistic person who is more interested in creating beauty than making a fortune. Instead of apologising, be proud. You`re unique, which is wonderful.
 
By the end of this important week, many planets will be grouped in your opposite sign. Amongst these is Jupiter one of your ruling planets. Meanwhile, over at the other end of the zodiac, your other ruling planet, Neptune, continues to move slowly through your sign. You can imagine this as a tug-of-war where the only thing holding balance is your vision of how things could be. The fact that others are so bogged down with data, practical matters, and diary management will surely be exasperating. You perhaps know that all these matters will eventually be resolved and that the important thing for now is to hold the vision. Yet essentials cannot be overlooked and contractual responsibilities will surely need to be addressed between Wednesday`s alignment of Mars in Sagittarius at the apex of your solar chart and Friday`s rare configuration. Recall that we are between eclipses and that resolution of issues will likely not occur until after the lunar eclipse in your sign mid-September. For now, the best you can probably do this to reassure others that you are not ignoring their concerns but that these could sabotage success if the overall vision is not held.
 
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