GrannyMoon*s Weekly Feast 12-19 Dec 2016

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Celtic Tree Calendar: Elder Moon: November 25 ~December 22

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Blessed be my little witch. To those who came before and those who will come
after, know that the Goddess is with you always.
Thank you all my dear readers…be blessed. ~GrannyMoon

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~A Blessing~

Let us dwell within the Cathedral of Her Heart.
Let us keep choosing to be love no matter what.
Let us see what is called forth from our deepest longings.
Let us listen to the messages rising up from the resilient soul.
Let us rest into beauty so that we may be encouraged.
Let us tend this sacred planet as if we are her children.
Let us honor one another so that we may learn how this goes.
Let us be strong enough to stand for what we believe.
Let us allow our full colors to be expressed in our lives.
Amen. Thank you. Amen.

~Shiloh Sophia

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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

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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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Llewelyn’s Spell A Day RSS Feed

Travel Safety Spell
Spell Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Color of the day: Topaz
Incense of the day: Lilac
Before embarking on your trip, hold a fluorite in your hand and recite the following:

“I travel this day. Great power of the west, Guardian of those who, like the primal waters, flow from place to place. I will depart on time. I will arrive on time. My road will know no obstacles. My journey will know no hardships. Let my lessons from this journey be brief. I will fly like the wind, Where I want to go. I meet those who care, safely. I have all I intended to bring. Thus do I conjure.”

Keep the fluorite on your person while you travel.
This post was written by Emily Carlin on December 07, 2016

Thor’s Spell for Protection and Courage
Spell Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Color of the day: Purple
Incense of the day: Clove
This day of the week is named after the Norse god Thor. Thor was called the “everyman’s god,” and he is wildly popular with Pagans and Witches today. Since we have a waxing- moon phase, this is a perfect time to pull a little protection and courage into your life and to be thankful for the things you have, all with the help of Thor. Say these words:

“I ask for the help of Thor, the Norse god of everyman. May your strength protect me, and abundance spread across my land. Help me to be brave and true, come what may. I’m thankful for your blessings through all of my days.”
This post was written by Ellen Dugan on December 08, 2016

Hanging of the Greens
Spell Date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Color of the day: Coral
Incense of the day: Orchid
Decorating our homes for the holidays was traditionally called the “hanging of the greens.” But as you select your Yule/Christmas tree and holiday greenery, do you realize how magically significant the evergreens are? These noble trees are the elders of the tree kingdom. They witnessed the creation of our planet and survived the ice ages.

This spell will bring protection and good fortune to your home. Before you decorate your tree, remove three pine needles from it. Place them on a green cloth with a lock of your hair. Face the tree and say:

“I thank you, tree and all greenery that has been cut, Bring me and my home good fortune and luck. Ancient one who has seen the centuries pass, Our bond shall forever last.”

Tie up the cloth with green thread or yarn, and bury near your threshold.
This post was written by James Kambos on December 09, 2016

Gratitude
Spell Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Color of the day: Gray
Incense of the day: Ivy
Let today be a day to live in a state of grace, cultivating gratitude for the resources that surround and support you, the people who love and care for you, and the earth that shelters and guides us. In even the smallest act, there are a multitude of things to be thankful for.

Pause while making tea and give thanks for electricity or gas and the fuels and tools to heat water. Be grateful for clean, clear, and safe drinking water that flows out of the tap. Have gratitude for the cup you drink from, the dishes in your kitchen, the kitchen itself, and your sheltering home. As you drink the tea, feel blessed by the soothing, healing liquid that nourishes and replenishes your body. Give thanks for your wondrous body! May every cell be well. As you sip your tea, whisper thank you, swallow, and know gratitude. Let awareness raise you into a state of grace.
This post was written by Dallas Jennifer Cobb on December 10, 2016

Copal Solar Smudge
Spell Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Color of the day: Orange
Incense of the day: Juniper
This time of year, when the days are shorter and the darkness may be wearing on many, is the perfect time to do a bit of solar magick. Smudging is a cross-cultural practice that is performed for many reasons. Copal is a popular resin used in incenses and smudges in Central and South America, and luckily a few varieties are widely available. The sun is the planetary ruler of copal, making it a great choice for our magickal purposes today. Gather a heatproof bowl or censer filled with sand or gravel, an incense charcoal, and a bit of copal resin. Light the charcoal and verbally invoke the sun in any way that you see fit. Ask that the sun infuse, charge, and bless the resin, then sprinkle a bit onto the charcoal. While wafting the smoke, visualize it as the radiant light of the sun filling your space with warmth, energy, and vitality.
This post was written by Blake Octavian Blair on December 11, 2016

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GrannyMoon’s MotherPeace Reading For The Day ~ The Hierophant

Material ambition accompanies an urge to attain spiritual enlightenment. Accept your human nature as a valuable asset in the development of higher mind. The act of criticizing others does not make us better; in fact, it shows weakness. Look for the value of higher law in your daily life. Strong is the desire to re-experience unity, and so it guides you. Use your intelligence as the author of your realizations, as your hands would cup a pen over the flow of your words.

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Tasha’s Daily Planner

Mon 12th Chatty Gemini Moon: Communications are highlighted; email, call, write especially to siblings.
Tue 13th Peripatetic Gemini Moon: Do errands, get small tasks accomplished. Full Moon makes for expanded energy, feeling good
Wed 14th Warm Cancer Moon: Plan some a get-together, do some cooking
Thur 15th Cancer Moon: Take a family member to lunch, plan a dinner with friends
Fri 16th Royal Leo Moon: Take a playful approach, consider an artistic project
Sat 17th Loving Leo Moon: Have a fun day with children, or your own inner child
Sun 18th Playful Leo Moon AM: Enliven your day with light heartedness. 1 PM Pbristine Virgo Moon: Devote some time to cleaning up and polishing
Mon 19th Playful Leo Moon AM: Enliven your day with light heartedness. 1 PM Pbristine Virgo Moon: Devote some time to cleaning up and polishing
Tue 20th Particular Virgo Moon: go over and edit projects, manuscripts
Wed 21st 1st day of Winter – Winter Solstice Begins – Balance seeking Libra Moon: Even things out for yourself. Winter Solstice Sun into Capricorn, the light will now increase by a little daily
Thur 22nd Justice loving Libra Moon: Speak out or write letters on behalf of victims
Fri 23rd Deep Scorpio Moon: Look for hidden solutions, solve riddles
Sat 24th Christmas Eve and Hanukkah/Chanukkah Ends (at sundown) 2016 – Passionate Scorpio Moon: Embrace your beloved with Christmas kisses
Sun 25th Christmas Day – Crafty Scorpio Moon: Design a Christmas surprise to delight all. Venus/Jupiter trine helps all feel happy, be generous
Mon 26th Hospitable Sagittarius Moon: Share your joy with those you love. Jupiter/Uranus opposition makes for diverse, unusual educational times
Tue 27th Philosophical Sagittarius Moon: Help resolve dilemmas
Wed 28th Ambitious Capricorn Moon: decide what you want and go for it.
Thur 29th Persistent Capricorn Moon: Pursue your goals diligently for the day. New Moon in Capricorn: Outline goals for the next year, make lists. Uranus turns direct, expect the unexpected
Fri 30th Persistent Capricorn Moon: Pursue your goals diligently for the day. New Moon in Capricorn: Outline goals for the next year, make lists. Uranus turns direct, expect the unexpected
Sat 31st New Years Eve – Persistent Capricorn Moon: Pursue your goals diligently for the day. New Moon in Capricorn: Outline goals for the next year, make lists. Uranus turns direct, expect the unexpected

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Precious Metals: The Glow of Gold

An excellent all-purpose, high level gem amplifier and electrical conductor, especially on Solar plexus and Heart Chakra. Strengthens meridians, nerve system, digestion. Positively charged with warming sun energy. Often worn by teachers/healers, especially after much self-healing (addictions, childhood…) Attracts prosperity, stores, amplifies thoughts/emotions/energy (Greed too). Yang. Pink = Gold + copper. Lovingness, warmth, spirituality. Amplifies gem effects. White: Combines sun and moon’s energy, thus higher conductor and amplifier. A regenerator, helping one renew oneself. Works on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes. It benefits the nervous system and improves the ability of the nerves to transmit information in the most efficient manner. Helps digestion and helps the body in the proper assimilation of food. Benefits the circulatory system and blood. Helps control hormonal and chemical imbalances. Can be of great importance to individuals with degenerative diseases, such as heart disease or arthritis. Helps the brain work more efficiently. It works well with all crystals and gemstones. Can be used in conjunction with Copper and Silver, which aid in boosting its abilities in specific instances. Gold settings: Gold is ruled by the Sun a masculine planet, and therefore imparts a more assertive energy to crystals & minerals that are mounted in it.

Folk Remedies: In medieval times, gold was often seen as beneficial for the health, in the belief that something so rare and beautiful could not be anything but healthy. Even some modern esotericists and forms of alternative medicine assign metallic gold a healing power. Some gold salts do have anti-inflammatory properties and are used as pharmaceuticals in the treatment of arthritis and other similar conditions. Gold based injections have been explored as a means to help to reduce the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis and tuberculosis. However, only salts and radioisotopes of gold are of pharmacological value, as elemental (metallic) gold is inert to all chemicals it encounters inside the body. Gold alloys are used in restorative dentistry, Colloidal gold preparations (suspensions of gold nanoparticles) in water are intensely red-colored, and can be made with tightly controlled particle sizes up to a few tens of nanometers across by reduction of gold chloride with citrate or ascorbate ions. Colloidal gold is used in research applications in medicine, biology and materials science.

Feng Shui: Use this metal works well in the Center area for balance and Southeast for prosperity.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 8

History: Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au from the Latin: aurum “gold”) and an atomic number of 79. Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Gold often occurs in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Gold has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since long before the beginning of recorded history. Besides its widespread monetary and symbolic functions, gold has many practical uses in dentistry, electronics, and other fields. It’s high malleability, ductility, resistance to corrosion and most other chemical reactions, and conductivity of electricity led to many uses of gold, including electric wiring, colored-glass production and even gold leaf.

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Heartwings Love Notes 753: Holiday Customs Make the Time Special
Heartwings says, “The accumulated memories of our joys over the years enrich our holiday celebrations.”

Despite the fact that Christmas catalogues have been in the mail since before Thanksgiving, giving gifts is only one of the many rituals and traditions associated with the holidays. Most of us have much to do as they approach. There are the cookies and other special foods to think about. The entertaining of friends and family is another ritual whether it is at the office or in the home. This is not confined to the holidays themselves but takes place throughout the time from Thanksgiving to the New Year.

Many holiday customs have been accumulated over the centuries from a variety of different countries and traditions. In America now more than ever we have a melting pot of nations. While many of us grew up with primarily European customs derived from a combination of pagan, Christian, and Hebrew stories, myths and historical remembrances, the addition of African American, Spanish, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern and related peoples from other parts of the world has enhanced our holiday observations.

Like Christmas tree ornaments taken each year from attic or basement, families pick and choose what to keep, which to use, and what to discard. The little paper things children made in kindergarten, the funny ornament Aunt Bessie gave us, the fragile glass bird carefully passed down from generation to generation are all part of the decorating rituals. Fashions may change and what looked cute once may look rather dated in the light of a new generation. The same is true of observances and rituals.

Regardless what we choose to do or not to do as the holidays come around, what really matters is the meaning of the act, the memories associated with it, and the good feeling it brings to the heart. For some it’s midnight mass and singing carols that warms and enlivens, for others the Chanukah or the Yule or Solstice feast brings a gladness that renews the spirit. At the darkest time of the year, as we participate in them, the bright memories that surround our holiday customs bring a sense of light and joy to the heart.

May you enjoy your holidays and make them happy for your loved ones.

Blessings and Best Regards, Tasha Halpert

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Stephen Halpert
Magee Goes Trick or Treat, Part 9

A bandage covered most of my forehead.
The nurse placed her cool hand on the top of my head. “Relax, Magee,” she said gently. “You’ll have a headache for few days but nothing more than that.”
Then Doctor C. came into the room and checked my chart. “You’re quite the hero, Magee. If it hadn’t been for you, your Aunt Bea would have been a goner.” He looked up as Sippi, Raven and Mallory came into my room. “It’s only a shallow flesh wound to his forehead. However he got a bit of a concussion from the bullet as it grazed his scull. I’m sure he’ll be right as rain in a few days.”
I tried to wag my tail, but it was too difficult. Sippi’s eyes were red and puffy. She rushed over to me. Very gently she brushed her hand over my back. “Oh, Magee, you saved Aunt Bee and what has happened to you now?”
Then her cell phone chimed, singing out, “let’s spend the night together.”
She answered it. “Let me get back to you Aunt Bea. I’m just visiting Magee. Thank God Dr. C. patched him up. He says he’ll be much better soon. You have some special treats for him? I’ll tell him and that might make him get better even faster.”
Again I tried to wag my tail. But any time I tried moving any part of me my head hurt. Then I smelled something strange. What was it? I wasn’t sure what it was but my sense of danger sounded its alarm. I whimpered and tried to tell Sippi, but no such luck. “Oh poor baby,” she kept saying. I had no idea what she was thinking. All I knew was that we weren’t in synch.
“Best we let him rest,” Mallory said.
Instinctively I knew not to be alone, at least not right then. The smell got stronger. I heard footsteps outside.
“I’ll buy us lunch,” Raven sounded his usual generous self
I whined, hopeful that Sippi would catch on and not leave me here alone.
“I’ll be back soon, Sweetheart,” she tried assuring me
“I’d like you both to sit in on the inquiry while I question those crazed sisters,” Chief Mallory said. “How long I can hold them is moot. They’ve already talked to their lawyer.”
“But,” Raven said, “aren’t we looking at attempted murder?”
Mallory frowned. “A good lawyer can spring them both before supper, especially with a liberal judge on the bench. Doesn’t feel right,” Mallory said. “But in case you haven’t noticed, Justice is blind.”
“But Magee’s a cop.” Sippi said. “Doesn’t that count for something these days? Doesn’t that mean anything?”
“Maybe once,” Mallory said. “Not so sure what anything might
mean these days. Makes you wonder which side the judiciary’s on.”
Raven leaned in and slid something onto the sheet close by my paw.
“Hang ten, Magee. I’ll be close by. After all we’re partners.”
Then they all left and I was alone. The floor nurse came in. “Humph, I wonder if the doctor ordered a catheter for you?” she checked my chart. I shuddered. I didn’t know what it was but it didn’t sound like anything I would like. Fortunately Dr. C. hadn’t specified one. She hung my chart back up and left.
I stretched under the blanket and tried to relax. I could smell that smell again. It made me uncomfortable. It reminded me of something I just couldn’t put my paw on. Thinking made my head hurt.
I heard the door to my room open. Someone came in and moved closer to my bed. I smelled that strange scent again. I knew what it reminded me of: gunpowder. My senses screamed danger. What to do?
I wasn’t sure what Raven had left by my paw, but surely it was in case I might need to call out for help. As the person that had come into my room crept closer I pressed hard against the object with my paw.
A loud wailing sound screamed from my bed. Whoever it was turned and ran. I heard something clatter to the floor. I began barking, and growling.
A nurse ran into the room. “What’s going on here? Why are you barking?”
I couldn’t very well tell her myself, however Raven, Sippi and Chief Mallory, came into the room right after her.”
“This dog is making a terrible fuss, he’ll wake up all the other patients.”
“Magee doesn’t make a fuss unnecessarily,” Sippi said with a frown, “someone who didn’t belong here must have come into the room.”
“There wasn’t anybody,” the nurse said, then she stopped, shook her head and said, “wait a minute, I did see someone-he must be a new janitor. I thought at the time he had an unfamiliar face.”
I saw the three of them look at each other and nod. “He’s not safe here,” said Sippi. “Let’s find out if I can take him home.”
“Call Dr. C.” Raven said, “If he says he has to remain here in the hospital, I’ll stay here with him and make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
Sippi smiled gratefully. She put in a call to Dr. C. who confirmed that I needed hospital care for at least one more day. Raven settled himself in the chair next to my bed. ‘Don’t you worry, Magee, we’re partners. I’ll make sure you’re safe.”
“I’m so grateful to you,” Sippi said, “That was a wonderful inspiration you had, leaving that alarm button with him.”
“If you ask me, he’d be better off at home. My suggestion is we take him anyway,” Mallory said. “Besides I wanted you there Raven when I questioned those two women.”
Raven shook his head, “This is more important,” he said. “He’ll be safe here with me, and it’s best to follow doctor’s orders.”
Sippi came over, bent down and lightly brushed the top of my head with her lips. “You be good now and get well fast, Magee,” she said, and she and Mallory left together.

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Big Steps On Life’s Path
by Madisyn Taylor

There is freedom that comes with awareness, because with it comes the opportunity to make a choice.

Life is a journey comprised of many steps on our personal path that takes us down a winding road of constant evolution. And each day, we are provided with a myriad of opportunities that can allow us to transform into our next best selves. One moment we are presented with an opportunity to react differently when yet another someone in our life rubs us the wrong way; on another day we may find ourselves wanting to walk away from a particular circumstance but are not sure if we can. Eventually, we may find ourselves stuck in a rut that we can never seem to get out of. We may even make the same choices over and over again because we don’t know how to choose otherwise. Rather than moving us forward, our personal paths may take us in a seemingly never-ending circle where our actions and choices lead us nowhere but to where we’ve already been. It is during these moments that awareness can be the first step to change.

Awareness is when we are able to realize what we are doing. We observe ourselves, noticing our reactions, actions, and choices as if we were a detached viewer. Awareness is the first step to change because we can’t make a change unless we are aware that one needs to be made in the first place. We can then begin understanding why we are doing what we are doing. Afterward, it becomes difficult not to change because we are no longer asleep to the truth behind our behaviors. We also begin to realize that, just as much as we are the root source behind the causes for our behaviors, we are also the originator for any changes that we want to happen.

There is a freedom that comes with awareness. Rather than thinking that we are stuck in a repetitive cycle where there is no escape, we begin to see that we very much play a hand in creating our lives. Whether we are aware of them or not, our behaviors and choices are always ours to make. Our past and our present no longer have to dictate our future when we choose to be aware. We are then free to move beyond our old limits, make new choices, and take new actions. With awareness, our paths can’t help but wind us forward in our lives while paving the way for new experiences and new ways of being. It is through awareness that we can continue to consciously evolve.

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Monthly Horoscopes For: December 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 today and based on three parts of each sign: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Decan; that is, any of three divisions of 10° within a sign of the zodiac.

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Aries (Fire sign): March 21 — April 19
Personal theme: I am!!

Epigram: Few things aggravate you more than those who`re able to concentrate on only one thing at a time. While you`ve no choice about that, in the meanwhile, you can busy yourself with other matters. Several need attention, and some are long overdue. The problem is, of course, they`re dull, enough you`ve been hoping they`d vanish. Instead, tackle them now and they will, indeed, soon be history.

Outline: Your passion for life is renewed on the 1st, giving you plenty of energy to finish everything that`s been lingering on your to-do list lately. You know that one irritating thing you know you have to do but have been putting off? It`s as good as done. You may feel a powerful combination of aggression and passion on the 9th and 10th, which you can put to very good use, especially if you`re (newly?) single. If you`re involved with someone, they should get ready for some very passionate nights. You`re a wiz with technology on the 13th and 14th, and anyone who`s having trouble with their gizmos and gadgets can count on your expertise. You could charge for your IT services! The 19th, 20th and 21st find you at your competitive best, and you`ll probably win almost any contest you enter on these days. Feats of physical strength are your specialty, but your mind is pretty tough, too. Travelling is on the agenda on the 27th and 28th, and while an open-ended ticket around the world would be nice, you`ll settle for any distance you can put between you and your regular everyday life.

It will be hard to get a dream off the ground in early December. Try not to get discouraged when an authority figure criticises your initial attempts. Patience and perseverance will pay off. Fortunately, friends will be very supportive throughout the first half of the month. Ask your loved ones for help when you encounter difficulty. A bold visionary will offer sound advice about a creative project; be sure to take it. The Full Moon on the 14th brings exciting news about your family. A round of celebrations will be triggered. Take this opportunity to reconnect with your nearest and dearest. During the second half of the month, you will try to keep a low profile. Despite these efforts, a powerful person will ask you to take the helm of an important project. Don`t be surprised when you`re given a pay rise, promotion or high profile job on the 29th. That`s when the New Moon will mark a career breakthrough.

It`s normal in December of any year, for the costs of making contact with friends to rise. This year those costs could be considerably higher than usual. Indeed, by Saturday 10th, you might need to either rein these in or revise your budget entirely. Transport issues particularly could drain resources. Yet the month – at least from the financial perspective – does not appear to be full of entirely bad news. True, Mercury will turn retrograde on Monday 19th and, from that date there is the danger of more cash flowing out than flowing in. Yet a bonus may be headed your way. In particular, Friday 2nd, Monday 12th, Friday 23rd and all the way through to the end of the year may be easier to negotiate than you imagine. A strong possibility is that others really do want to spend time with you and that they will be happy to carry their share of costs. Some interesting investments could be made – probably through bargain-hunting in the last days of the year. This may be particularly true where technology (products and shares) are concerned.

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Taurus (Earth sign): April 20 — May 20
Personal theme: I have!!

Epigram: Despite your best efforts to eliminate obstacles in complex plans and tensions with the individuals involved in these or similar matters, you`ve achieved little. Instead, plunge in. Once you`re in the midst, you`ll realise how much there is to learn, discover and discuss. This won`t just be a welcome surprise, those insights could answer numerous persistent questions about these situations but, even more, the people involved.

Outline: The 2nd and 3rd are down-to-earth days where you feel grounded and secure. You can get a lot done when you`re feeling this focused. Pick a task you`ve been putting off and really go for it. The feeling of accomplishment you get is like no other. Your friends have your back on the 7th and 8th, so don`t be afraid to tell them your deepest darkest secrets. The closely-guarded intimate details of your life are safe with your BFF. You love your life on the 11th and 12th, and it`s nice to look around and see so many things going right. Even if you`ve had your share of problems lately (who hasn`t!), you can appreciate all that`s good right now. You`re one lucky Bull. It helps to have some mediation when an argument gets out of hand on the 17th and 18th, especially if you`re dealing with someone who can`t see the error of their own ways. You aren`t perfect, but you have some very valid ideas that are worth listening to. Make sure the world hears them. You`re intensely jealous on the 24th, 25th and 26th, even if you don`t want to be. Avoid being sarcastic in an attempt to mask your true feelings. You aren`t fooling anyone.

A team project will be very frustrating in early December. It will be impossible to do a good job with so many conflicting opinions. Fortunately, you can make a good impression on authority figures by launching an independent effort. Creating a unique product or service during the first half of the month is strongly advised. The Full Moon on the 14th will help you earn extra money. Use this sum to buy a new car or computer. The second half of the month will invite you to expand your horizons. Taking a trip for pleasure will be a welcome change of pace on the 29th. That`s when the New Moon will make it possible to break away from the old routine. Exploring a country known for its unspoiled natural vistas will be inspiring. Take along an easy going friend for company. The two of you will have a great time exploring the sights together.

As of Wednesday 7th, Venus, your ruling planet joins Mars at the very apex of your solar chart. Though it`s next October before these two form a conjunction, the attraction between the two this December may be such that at least where financial matters are concerned, you are aware that others are reaching out to you as much as you to them. Much could be achieved between 7th and 18th. Indeed, negotiations could go particularly well around 13th and at the Full Moon on 14th. There may well be an unexpected and even inexplicable edge to this. A strong possibility is being rewarded for having taken on extra work since September: though you`d perhaps appreciate the promise of less pressure in 2017. It would appear that your profile within your profession will be enhanced and that even if the cash bonus doesn`t come your way there will be some form of tangible reward. What might suit you well after Mercury turns retrograde on 19th, is to invest in small items that would ease the running of your days. This could take the form of physical items or service and yes, you could perhaps consider investing in the companies providing these.

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Gemini (Air sign): May 21 — June 20
Personal theme: I think!!

Epigram: Although, realistically, your life can`t come to a halt between now and mid-December`s pivotal Gemini Full Moon, you`re urged to leave crucial decisions until then. What you learn about both the circumstances you`re dealing with and, even more, certain individuals whose integrity you question, will influence your priorities and what, ultimately, you decide, both about your short term arrangements and plans for the long run.

Outline: You feel like you can change the world on the 4th, 5th and 6th, and you won`t find too many people who argue with you about that. Your ideas are free-flowing, and your brain works in interesting and mysterious ways. Things are a bit more unclear on the 7th and 8th; especially when your intuition tells you one thing and your logic tells you another. It`s hard to know which direction to turn, so stay put until you can be a sure of which course to take. You have great conversations with everyone on the 13th and 14th, and if you aren`t studying or working in the communications field, perhaps you should be. You also have a gift when it comes to networking, so why not use it? You have an abundance of energy on the 22nd and 23rd, so put it to good use. You`re likely to spend your hours pondering your next big move, but let other people handle the details. You`re much more into thought than action right now. Going with the flow is natural on the 27th and 28th, but not if it interferes with your ability to support loved ones. You don`t like to take sides, but make sure you know where your loyalty lies.

It will be hard to get a straight answer from your boss in early December. You will have to muddle ahead as best you can. Be prepared to start a job from scratch. This situation will be frustrating, but it can`t be helped. Take your cues from an older colleague who has lots of experience. By taking a philosophical approach to setbacks, you`ll become a valued member of the team. The Full Moon on the 14th is ideal for making a serious commitment. Getting engaged or married is a distinct possibility. If you`re already in a serious relationship, you may launch a business partnership. Someone who is in the grips of an addiction needs to be confronted in the second half of the month. The New Moon on the 29th will give you the strength to communicate some hard facts to a loved one who needs help. Don`t mince your words.

Saturn is still only halfway through your opposite sign and yes, in so many ways it could feel as though you`re driving with the brakes partly on. Whatever the restrictions these could be felt acutely around December 10th and again on 24th. Of course it`s normal for December to prove an expensive month. This year though costs could be higher than normal. It might be wise to go easy with the credit card around the Moon`s First Quarter on December 7 and again at the Full Moon on December 14th. Of course, between the two dates you could create a budget and actually enjoy the process of living within it. Finding unexpected bargains could happen around 12th and again in the last six days of the month which should offer all signs a shopper`s party. Investment wise, you surely won`t be the only sign drawn to companies working in the high-tech sector. Take care that you`re not being seduced here though. Careful consideration should be given to the distribution of their items and services and whether or not they can truly live up to promises. Indeed, given a little time to think about it, between 27th and 30th you may find that investing in delivery services might provide better return.

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Cancer (Water sign): June 21 — July 22
Personal theme: I feel!!

Epigram: Those closest in your personal, practical or working life are facing serious dilemmas. Listen to their complaints but avoid either giving them advice or, crucially, lending them a hand. The situations they`re dealing with are more complex than you realise. Besides, several dull but vital matters of your own need attention, and soon. Tackle these now. It`ll be the perfect excuse to sidestep others` dramas.

Outline: The 1st is a great time for collaboration. A meeting of the minds with pals or associates. The world benefits when you come out of your shell, and your outgoing attitude wins over your critics. You get a boost of energy on the 7th and 8th, and you`re very in tune to your moods, emotions and dreams. Your intuition is very strong right now, so use it to guide you when you`re unsure of your next step. Your imagination, creativity and confidence are all on display on the 15th and 16th, making these great days to shop around your portfolio or show your artwork to a gallery/art dealer. If you don`t have a collection of your own amazing drawings, sketches, designs, etc., what are you waiting for? Get busy producing amazing pieces in your preferred medium, whatever that might be. You`re very punctual on the 19th, 20th and 21st, and the details matter more to you than almost anyone else. Some may call you picky, but you prefer to think of yourself as precise. There IS a difference. You love transforming your physical appearance in some way on the 24th, 25th and 26th, but you don`t want to end up unrecognizable. Luckily new haircuts, tattoos or piercings don`t fit in to the `overboard` category.

It will be difficult to find fulfilling work at the beginning of December. Your love life will fare much better. If you`ve recently met someone you fancy, you will have to be the aggressor. Don`t be afraid to pursue your heart`s desire. Spending time with your amour will make professional challenges more manageable. The Full Moon on the 14th will allow you to rest, relax and recuperate from a stressful assignment. This would be a good time to take some time out to think things through. During the second half of the month, you`ll be on a more solid footing with your career. You might have to work overtime during the second half of the month. Fortunately, your loved ones will be very supportive. Are you single? You could meet someone special near the 29th, when the New Moon attracts lots of romantic attention. If you already have a partner, go on a trip with your amour.

It is well recognised that those of your sign are canny and can apply thrift when necessary. You may well need to do that: particularly between the 10th and 14th. It`s not that this is an especially `bad` month and of course understandable (given pending festivities) that this is usually an expensive period. What`s different this year is that on the 19th, Mercury stations in your opposite sign. This doesn`t happen every year and in this instance may be indicative of a close colleague of financial partner suggesting a revision of plans. As it happens, their suggestions could be timely. That same day Mars arrives in another of the Water signs and from the 19th through to the end of the month and beyond, your ability to juggle and to make astute financial moves increases. As it happens, the optimum days are 25th and 26th when you might be otherwise engaged. Even so, across those dates financial plans could be made that would serve you well in 2017 and leave you with the secure feeling that whatever the cosmos has to throw at you, your safety net is in place.

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Leo (Fire sign): July 23 — August 22
Personal theme: I will!!

Epigram: It`s the rare Leo who`s by nature suspicious. Yet you`ve probably already spotted the worrying behaviour of one particular individual or, possibly, organisation. Judging by the coming week`s planetary activity, which indicates problems of this variety, this is wise. True, it could involve others or even your own carelessness in important matters. Whatever form they take, the more alert you are, the more swiftly these will be remedied.

Outline: You love to see and be seen on the 1st. There`s a whole big world out there for you to explore, so you and your couch aren`t likely to see a lot of each other. You`re disappointed on the 4th, 5th or 6th when your personality clashes with someone you always thought you`d get along with, but you can`t explain why the energy feels off. Sometimes it`s a chemistry thing; it`s either there, or it`s not. You`re borderline obsessed with your self-image on the 11th and 12th, and may set a record for number of selfies taken. Why is it so important to you that other people like you? Turning the focus inward isn`t always fun, but it`s necessary to figure out what`s truly going on in there. Everyone comments on how vivacious and outgoing you are on the 17th and 18th, and being back to your usual outgoing self feels good. You feel great in the spotlight, and you live for applause. Someone might try to sneak something by you on the 24th, 25th or 26th but your observational skills are in top form, so very few things get by you. Good try, though.

Be realistic about romance at the beginning of December. Releasing a desire for perfection will make your personal life much more rewarding. Working with a partner is strongly advised during the first half of the month. Collaborating with somebody who is highly logical will allow you to reach new heights. The Full Moon on the 14th will bring the successful conclusion to a group project. Use this success as a launching pad to bigger and better work assignments. Be open to unorthodox teaching methods during the second half of the month. If you remain patient, you`ll see the method to your instructor`s madness. The New Moon on the 29th is perfect for launching a fitness regime. Taking more exercise will give you an attractive glow that will be difficult to resist. A steady job will be yours for the asking. Take this opportunity to build some financial security for you and your loved ones.

Of course it`s normal for December to prove expensive. This year though and particularly between 7th and 18th, with both Venus and Mars passing through your opposite sign, it could be that others coerce you into spending and flexing your credit card. Maintaining control should be possible through until 10th but even then, and especially on 9th you will surely need to have your wits about you. The period around the Full Moon on Wednesday 14th could also be expensive. It might be as well to have a safety net for extra travel expenses put in place. Mercury turns retrograde on 19th just as Mars moves into Pisces. This presents a different financial climate entirely. For some, it may be imperative to row the boat back. That might even include both challenging bills and even taking back items too costly to maintain. Better news is likely from Sunday 25th but not linked to festivities. It`s between then and the end of the year that you, like others, could find bargains and do deals that leave you at the end of the year feeling optimistic where money matters are concerned.

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Virgo (Earth sign): August 23 — September 22
Personal theme: I analyze!!

Epigram: Changes in even stable elements of your life don`t worry you. Rather, you regard them as a chance to streamline arrangements and rethink plans. However, what`s arisen now is so sudden that you`ll need to take action first and organise things later. Unsettling as this seems initially, things will work so brilliantly that you`ll begin to wonder if your usual painstaking thoroughness is actually that important.

Outline: You`ve been trying to put something out of your mind for the longest time, but for some reason you just can`t. The 1st is a good day to slow down and commit to having patience with yourself. Everything can`t happen exactly when you want it to. Your critical nature is intensified on the 7th and 8th, and even your closest; most respected friends don`t escape your critical gaze. What do you gain from being so judgmental, Virgo? Maybe – just maybe! – Every little flaw doesn`t have to be pointed out! Stay alert and uber-conscious of what`s going on around you on the 13th and 14th, because it only takes a second of distraction to totally lose focus. Cars, motorcycles, bikes and all other modes of transportation require full operator attention. You`re the most organized person around on the 19th, 20th and 21st, and with great skill comes great responsibility. When you show your uber-tidy closet or work desk to your friends/co-workers, they`ll be jealous at first – then they`ll want you to help them with their messy space! Everyone wants to rush you on the 27th and 28th, but you`re comfy in your own little bubble. If there`s a slow lane, you should be in it.

Be respectful of a loved one`s desire for privacy in the early days of December. Focusing on work will be a welcome distraction during the first half of the month. You`ll make great progress with an assignment that draws on your creative talent. Hosting a party could be lots of fun. Take this opportunity to bring together your nearest and dearest in a spirit of harmony. The Full Moon on the 14th marks a turning point in your domestic life. This is a great time to buy or sell a property. Relocating to a place that affords beautiful views will be inspiring. If you`re looking for love, you could find it during the second half of the month. You`ll have to play the aggressor in this relationship. Money from a loan, grant or scholarship could become available during the second half of the month. The New Moon on the 29th invites you to launch a creative project.

There are cosmic punctuation marks in any year. For you a key one is on December 10th when the Sun and Saturn align at the base of your solar chart. Of course you might already be aware of pending domestic change. What takes place between 10th and the Full Moon on 14th should make it clear exactly how much flexibility there is around decisions. Mercury turns retrograde on 19th just as Mars arrives in your opposite sign. It`s not necessarily the case that deals will come unstuck but you could find the days immediately following this to be both expensive and slippery. Maintaining tight financial control might not be at all easy. Around Thursday 22nd, an interesting proposition could come your way. True, you might need to work on this between that date and the end of the year. It would appear however, that the last 10 days of 2016 will be rich in excitement. From the financial perspective, it may be that something you considered to be a side-line could provide greater reward than you had expected. This might well give you ideas for developments in 2017.

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Libra (Air sign): September 23 — October 22
Personal theme: I balance!!

Epigram: As a Libra, you`re admired for your tact and ability to turn the most impossible of situations into a civilised discussion. Yet now some situations demand you be abrupt, and in a way that will surprise, if not shock, others. It is, in fact, the only way of dealing with certain individuals, who will do exactly what they please until you draw the line.

Outline: You`ve got a lot of pull on the 2nd and 3rd, but do you feel comfortable using it? You want to get places in life with your skills, not by who you know. Sometimes, though, calling in a favour is necessary. The 11th and 12th are really about what you make them into, and your attitude has so much to do with how our day goes. If you get up on the wrong side of the bed, you`re likely to stay that way, but if you get up and you`re loving life, then you`re good to go. You love to experience new things on the 13th and 14th, and even though you aren`t sure of what lies ahead you aren`t afraid to take the first step. Bringing a fiend along for the ride will make things twice as much fun. You`re feeling a bit greedy on the 24th, 25th and 26th, but it`s your hard-earned money, and there`s no rule about sharing. The time will come when you need a favour, though, and karma can be brutal. Keep that in mind before you turn someone down. Feeling a bit disheartened on the 29th, 30th and 31st? Don`t give up. This is only temporary.

Work won`t offer much creative fulfilment in the opening days of December. Your love life will be far more promising. If you`re single, you could meet someone special at a sporting event or gym. Are you already in a serious relationship? Your partner will inspire you to develop your artistic talent. Taking a writing or music course will give you plenty of inspiration around the middle of the month. The Full Moon on the 14th brings the successful conclusion to a legal matter. It will be a relief to move on to greener pastures. Focus on your home life during the second half of the month. Spending time on domestic pursuits will be rewarding. Invent a new recipe, host a dinner party or arrange a family reunion. On the 29th, the New Moon could prompt you to relocate. Take this opportunity to find a place that serves as a comfortable haven from public life.

By the winter solstice on Wednesday 21st and with Mercury having turned retrograde on 19th, it should be apparent that you need to give greater thought to long-term security and savings plans. By then, Mars will have left the speculative area of your solar chart. In recent weeks the accent may well have been on what could be and taking educated risks may have suited you. Indeed, over December 9 and 10th may have been the culmination of ideas first planted around the September eclipse. In the second half of December however, others could draw attention to areas you haven`t yet developed. Priority here may be to invest more both in your own health, and in health products and services. There need not be a negative reason for doing so: simply an awareness of what is important to others and to you and where you might like to invest a little of your nest egg. With property matters and investment in these a continuing theme, you might, between December 25th and the end of the year find a superb bargain and so ensures you close the year on a high note.

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Scorpio (Water sign): October 23 — November 21
Personal theme: I desire!!

Epigram: Once you realise this tricky week will require a combination of intuition and logic, you`ll be confident about both what to tell others and, equally, what to do. The most important thing, for now, is to avoid explaining your reasoning, mainly because it will devour your time and others are unlikely to understand anyway. Besides, as a Scorpio, you`re an expert at being mysterious.

Outline: You know that thing that seems too good to be true? You find out whether or not it actually is on the 1st. You`re prepared for disappointment, but the outcome isn`t set in stone so don`t panic just yet. Something feels really out of sync on the 4th, 5th and 6th, and you may have a hard time getting your bearings. If you sense tension or weirdness in a room full of strangers, take care of business and then exit as soon as possible. You`re much more flexible than usual on the 11th and 12th, so it`s a good time to enter into negotiations where compromise may be the only answer. It`s usually your way or the highway, so your pliant demeanour is a pleasant surprise to those who know you. Your preference to be a wallflower is challenged when you`re called onstage or put in the spotlight on the 17th and 18th, but luckily you do well under pressure. Having all eyes on you isn`t your first choice, but maybe you could get used to the attention and applause. Your power is at its peak on the 24th, 25th and 26th, and once you figure out what you want to do you`ll undoubtedly succeed. It`s good to be you.

Don`t feel pressured into buying expensive gifts at the beginning of December; it`s better to conserve your resources. Career demands will keep you busy during the first half of the month. If you play your cards right, you could land a well paid position. Salary negotiations may be tense, but stay calm. You`ll be able to get the money you want by keeping your cool. The Full Moon on the 14th will bring some additional money from an inheritance, legal settlement or insurance refund. Spend this windfall on equipment and clothes that can further your career. Resist the urge to take time off work during the second half of the month, or you could make some powerful enemies. It`s better to do your part and offer to help colleagues who are struggling with an excessive workload. The New Moon on the 29th will prompt you to acquire some valuable skills. Expand your repertoire.

Every three decades and for a period of a couple of years, Saturn passes through one of the more delicate areas of your solar chart. That`s what`s happening now, and on December 10th, when the Sun aligns with Saturn, it`s reasonable to expect you to experience a `financial moment`. Reappraisal of your position will surely be necessary. Of course, you may have known this was coming for some time. You might already be using your very considerable latent financial acumen to ensure that a safety net is in place. You may need to tighten that net however – particularly between the Full Moon on 14th and Mercury`s retrograde station on 19th. This would be the optimum period for doing so. Coinciding with Mercury`s retrograde passage, Mars enters the speculative area of that same chart. This transit happens every couple of years and draws attention to your ability to see opportunities that others miss. There is much to suggest that you will seize on one of these as early as the Winter Solstice on December 21. You could also achieve much: both through sales and purchases between 23rd and 31st. Though this time of year is usually understandably expensive for all signs, by the close of 2016 you may feel that you have made wise investments and improved security.

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Sagittarius (Fire sign): November 22 — December 21
Personal theme: I see!!

Epigram: Although, as a quick-thinking fire sign, you`ve been well equipped to contend with the past weeks` twists and turns, the current slower pace will be a relief. This is fantastic timing, since you`re in a period that`s all about considering what works, what doesn`t and, especially, what could go. After those recent challenges, there`ll be no question about what needs to be dealt with.

Outline: The 1st is about honouring the wonderful relationships you have in your life. Meet a BFF for coffee, or reach out to someone you haven`t talked to in a while. The personal connections you have mean the world to you. You`re into similes and metaphors on the 7th and 8th, which can be frustrating to people who just want you to say what`s on your mind. It`s romantic to talk in the abstract, but sometimes you just have to get to the point. You`re feeling young-at-heart on the 9th and 10th, so why not do something you haven`t done since you were a child? Just because you`re an adult doesn`t mean you can`t have any fun. Amusement parks, carnivals and the circus are all especially alluring. You don`t quite reach the meaningful levels of discussion you`re aiming for on the 13th and 14th, because few people are willing to talk about the controversial/taboo topics you want to discuss on these days. Keep searching for those like-minded people who share your interests. Your friends come to you for advice on the 22nd and 23rd because they know you will be fair. Stay as neutral as possible and be confident when you issue your final assessment.

Family won`t be very supportive at the beginning of December. You`ll have to be your own cheerleader, especially if you`re planning a bold move. Raising money for a good cause will give you a new lease on life. Draw upon your extensive social network to help a vulnerable segment of society. Your success may prompt you to run for office or change a restrictive law. The Full Moon on the 14th marks an exciting turning point in an intimate relationship. Getting engaged or married is a distinct possibility. Alternatively, you might form a business partnership. The second half of December will be filled with exciting moneymaking opportunities. Landing a lucrative job is a strong possibility on the 29th. Use this income to buy a dream home. Going on an uplifting spiritual journey is also an option as the month draws to a close. Head for an exotic place that has captivated your imagination since childhood.

Of course it`s reasonable to assume that December will be one of the more expensive months of the year. This year though that could be particularly true. If you don`t manage to tighten your belt by 10th, then pressure to do so by the Full Moon on 14th could be great. For many Sagittarians this period might also mark the end of a working chapter with consequent financial challenges. Yet interesting news could yet come your way. Either through the sale of no- longer wanted items or through a second revenue stream gathering momentum from 19th, you could yet finish both the month and the year feeling more in control than at the start of either. In particular, and through a financial partnership (or a simple dividend scheme) you could yet display a financial acumen rarely seen but actually just below the surface. Part and parcel of this may be agreeing to make a large but important purchase that wasn`t in either your imagination or budget but which presents as a deal too good to pass.

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Capricorn (Earth sign): December 22 — January 19
Personal theme: I use!!

Epigram: You`re undoubtedly struggling to figure why some arrangements went smoothly while others that seemed similar only got worse. The issue isn`t what you said or did but, rather, that in most cases you were short of facts. Since that`s still the case, do and say the minimum. Watch, look and listen, and when those facts surface, you`ll be better informed and ready to make your move.

Outline: Are you being just a little bit unrealistic on the 1st? Shooting for the stars isn`t a bad thing as long as you aren`t disappointed when you don`t quite reach them. Your personal and professional lives cross paths in unexpected ways on the 9th and 10th, and while you aren`t thrilled about it, you may walk away with some interesting lessons and stories. Who knew?! You might have to stick close to home on the 15th and 16th but that doesn`t stop you from dreaming about faraway, exotic places. Make a bucket list of places you want to visit someday, or eat yummy food from your favourite country to keep the image of actually going there alive in your imagination. You have an excellent eye for details on the 19th, 20th and 21st so anyone hoping to slip something by you had better think again. It isn`t beyond you to get out a magnifying glass or stick something under a microscope because yes, you`re that precise. If you`re lucky you`ll get to experience the power of meditation on the 24th, 25th and 26th, but your time might not allow for a complete submersion. Study up on good technique to use when you do get some free time to practice this ancient, healing art.

Be careful about sending sensitive e-mails in the early days of December. Double check the address field before hitting `send.` The last thing you want is for confidential information to get into the wrong hands. Moneymaking opportunities will abound during the first half of the month. This would be a great time to land a lucrative job, raise your prices or demand a pay rise. The Full Moon on the 14th will mark an exciting turning point in an intimate relationship. You`ll be able to hand off some responsibilities to a loving partner. If you`re single, you could meet someone special at a library, bookshop or classroom. Don`t make promises you cannot keep to your employer during the second half of December. Family responsibilities will keep you close to home. You might have to assume a reduced workload. The New Moon on the 29th could prompt you to change your look. Adopting a more fashionable appearance will be empowering.

It is, of course, normal for this to be an expensive month for all signs. You though could feel this acutely between 7th and 10th. Persuading others of the need to keep within budget should perhaps take priority. Yet there may be costs over which you have little control between 10th and the Full Moon on 14th: most likely related to working conditions and transport. You might even need to dig into reserves. By the time Mercury retrogrades in your sign on 19th (just ahead of the solstice but still very close to one of the powerful days of the year – and so carrying even more weight than usual), you may need to apply the financial brakes. It could be that you`re then aware that 2017 will throw challenges for which you don`t yet feel prepared. The good news though is that with Uranus (the entrepreneur) still dominant at the base of your solar chart, between 24th and 31st you could develop a second revenue stream from home that takes the edge off any financial panic.

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Aquarius (Air sign): January 20 — February 18
Personal theme: I know!!

Epigram: While your easy going Aquarius nature is renowned, you`ve an edgy side. This may shock some, but it`s really the only way to deal with certain unruly situations and undisciplined individuals. These are nothing new. They`ve been building up for ages, but you`d hoped for the best. Express your disappointment frankly. State your expectations clearly, then stand back and watch, while others make up for lost time.

Outline: Why struggle against the flow on the 2nd and 3rd? It`s clear that what`s going to happen is going to happen, and you`re much happier floating along with the current than against it. There is some self-sacrifice to getting what you want on the 9th and 10th, but you`re no stranger to hard work and effort. Once you`re in a good position to finally see the finish line, you`re sure to win the race. A sizzling hot meet up lights up your universe on the 17th or 18th, and suddenly you`re looking at the world as a whole new place. Maybe you aren`t the most romantic sign but you`re walking on air right now. Talk about having a one-track mind! You draw from experience on the 22nd and 23rd when you find yourself in a very similar situation you`ve been in before, and it may be so similar that you feel like you`re having deja vu. Don`t repeat the same mistakes you made last time. You`re an expert networker on the 27th and 28th, and if you have anything to sell, this is the time. Make sure the price is right before all parties sign on the dotted line.

Money will be tight at the beginning of December. The best way to increase your income is to spread word of your talent. You can generate lots of business with an original promotional campaign. The first half of the month will remind you that relationships are more important than money. When you feel insecure, turn to your nearest and dearest for support. The Full Moon on the 14th will bring the successful conclusion of a creative project. If you play your cards right, you`ll be able to sell your handiwork for a handsome profit. Are you single? You can meet someone special at a library, bookshop or classroom. Your charisma will be powerful during the second half of the month. Take this opportunity to ask for favours, apply for loans and win hearts. The New Moon on the 29th will find you enjoying solitary pursuits. Escaping the public eye will be a profound relief.

If you need to window-shop then the period until 19th when Mars leaves your sign should prove most useful. In particular, you could spy perfect gifts or even identify companies in which to invest around December 9th. You`d perhaps do well to wait until at least Monday 12th before making those purchases however. Prices could change that weekend. Indeed, it might be argued that they`ll change again after Monday 19th. You might though not wish to leave it that late before taking action. Hold in the back of your mind that a proposal could be put to you around the solstice on Wednesday 21st. This might well be linked to an adventure planned for 2017. You might need to have the deposit ready before the end of the month. With your two ruling planets (Saturn and Uranus) in excellent aspect on 25th, and a day later Jupiter contributing to a most fascinating planetary picture, at many different levels you could feel truly excited (quite independent of usual festivities). Note though, that from 19th, Mars will be moving through Pisces. This transit happens every couple of years and for Aquarius has a tendency to coincide with times when cash slips easily through fingers and wallets. So, despite the excitement likely to occur in the last 10 days of the month, it would be wise, before the solstice, to have a clear idea of the budget you will be playing with.

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Pisces (Water sign): February 19 — March 20
Personal theme: I believe!!

Epigram: Your capacity to have faith in others, even when you`ve been repeatedly disappointed by those individuals, is a gift. Yet now you need to link that hope for the best with what`s often referred to as `tough love`. This means you must state your demands with unarguable clarity, then walk away, with the expectation the individuals in question will do as you demand; and without negotiation.

Outline: When everyone else is admitting their faults, don`t you have some of your own to claim? Don`t let your friends feel alone in their failures on the 1st, Pisces. You deserve to be treated like royalty on the 7th and 8th, and if you don`t have someone in your life to spoil you, why not spoil yourself? After all, you know what you like more than anyone else does! You love to get creative on the 11th and 12th, and you never know how your artistic nature will unfold. Will you make an amazingly delicious gourmet meal? Or perhaps sketch, paint or sculpt a masterpiece? The universe can`t wait to find out. Health and fitness are the focus on the 17th and 18th, and trying a new sport or exercise is tops on your priority list. Don`t expect to be good your first time trying something; there`s always a learning curve, Pisces. The world is a beautiful place on the 22nd and 23rd, and you see things from a very unique perspective. Take lots of pictures or write detailed journal entries so you don`t forget the vibrant colours, delicious tastes and amazing smells you were lucky enough to experience.

It will be difficult to get an authority figure`s approval in early December. Instead of trying to impress your boss, continue to obey your instincts. Although your methods are unconventional, they yield impressive results. Give your employer a chance to recognise your unique strengths and weaknesses. The Full Moon on the 14th could prompt you to relocate or make changes to your domestic life. Getting a little extra privacy will keep stress at bay. You need to draw a strong boundary between your private and public lives. Achieving a healthy balance will strengthen your career prospects. Don`t be surprised if you`re given a pay rise, promotion or both during the second half of the month. The New Moon on the 29th is ideal for planning a big party. You`ll enjoy compiling the guest list, shopping for treats and catering the whole affair. Ask reliable friends to run small errands that will save time and aggravation.

This could prove a month of two halves for those of your sign. On Monday 19th, not only does Mercury arrive at a station, but Mars enters your sign. This marks a distinct change of pace and at many levels. A strong possibility is that over the weekend of 10th and 11th, you will have to make an important financial decision. Whether this is to do with buying or selling, you will surely need to flex your risk assessment capabilities. It may be that a large piece of furniture or substantial proportion of a pension pot or savings scheme is involved. With that decision behind you, from Monday 12th, you could experience a surge of freedom and opportunities to use your very considerable imagination. Indeed, before Monday 19th, your entrepreneurial spirit should surface and in a very good way. On that day, and as Mercury appears to turn retrograde you could do something that others find unusual behaviour on your part: i.e. put together a strategic business plan for 2017. Indeed, your thoughts here – particularly with regard to self-investment could astound a few people. Between 25th and 27th you could access considerable support. Arguably though, your best shopping day this month will be 28th. If you are seeking sale bargains you could then attract these.

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