GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast 3-10 Dec 2017



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


Goddess Month of Astrea begins 11/28 – 12/25
Celtic Tree Month: Ruis (Elder) November 25 to December 22
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So mote it be!!


Each And Every Day A Feast Day!
Embrace It!!!

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Full Moon Magick
Goddess Aspect: Mother
Associated Goddesses: Aphrodite, Arianrhod, Asherah, Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Isis, Selene, Sisters of the Wyrrd, and the Norns
Magickal Attributes: Fruition – Manifesting goals, Nurturing, Passion, Healing, Strength, Power.
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon. Prime time for rituals for prophecy. From seven to fourteen days after the New Moon.
Full Moon: Symbolic of the height of power, the peak of clarity, fullness and obtainment of desire.
Full Moon energy is used for banishing unwanted influences in your life, protection magick, and divination.

GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Moon Day
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
Monday – Wear pearl, moonstone, or crystal. Use an emerald for amulets.
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal
nature, and goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha
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.
Tuesday – Wear a ruby, star sapphire, or emerald. Use topaz for amulets.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical
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
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,
Wednesday – Wear amethyst, star ruby, or lodestone. Use turquoise in amulets.
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
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
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
Thursday – Wear sapphire, cat’s eye, or carnelian. Use sapphire in
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
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!
Friday – Cast love spells on Fridays. Wear blue robes and use turquoise and ruby. Wear emerald or cat’s eye.
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
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 – Wear turquoise, labradorite, or diamond. Use amethyst.
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,
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,
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
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
Sunday’s Magickal Influences: Health, Healing, Confidence And Hope, Prosperity
Incense: Mastic, Palaginia
Perfumes: Heliotrope, Orange Blossom, Cloves, Frankincense, Ambergris, Musk,
Sunday – wear topaz, sunstone, or diamond. Use pearl in crafting talismans.
Color of The Day: Orange, Gold
Colors for Tomorrow: Silver, Gray, White
Lucky Sign: Sunday Is The Lucky Day For Leo
Candle: Yellow


Tasha’s Astro Planner for December 2017

Sagittarius, powered by the planet Jupiter, holds sway this month until the solstice on the 21st, when Capricorn, powered by Saturn takes over. On the 19th the planet Saturn moves out of Sagittarius, where it has been for approximately the last 2½ years with its repressive influence in education, religion and welfare, and into Capricorn where we will see how politics and business are affected by the stern, often karmic energy it represents.

Mercury spends much of this month in retrograde motion in the sign of Sagittarius. It turns retrograde on the 3rd and goes direct on the 22nd. Christmas shopping is best done either early or late or else include a way for your gift to be exchanged if it is unsuitable or the wrong size. Communications could be affected-and depending on where Mercury in Sagittarius falls natally in your chart, that is the area where you need to take extra precautions to make sure all details are properly attended to.

Uranus in Aries is the only other retrograde planet this month. Pluto chugs along in Capricorn where next year it will meet up with Saturn: immovable object meets irresistible force. Neptune swims along in Pisces, while Mars begins in Libra and changes signs on the 9th entering Scorpio, the original power for this sign. Venus actually changes signs on the 1st, moving into the benevolent energy of Sagittarius, promoting hospitality and generosity just in time for the holidays. She moves into Capricorn on Christmas, joining Saturn, making the day karmic.

Full Moon in Gemini is on the 3rd, also the day Mercury makes its station, turning retrograde in Sagittarius. The full moon, generally speaking, brings high energy to the day so there could be traffic confusion and/or a desire to spend more than might be wise. The New Moon in Sagittarius occurs on the 18th. Plan educational or spiritual efforts for the next two weeks, or set goals in those areas. The New Moon says plan in for growth and progress in the appropriate areas indicated.

Take care on the 1st as a Mars/Uranus opposition may fuel conflict. Be mindful on the 3rd with Mercury retrograde and an obscuring Sun/Neptune square. A Venus/Neptune square could means confusion around choices on the 10th. Blessings may flow on the 2nd with a Jupiter /Neptune trine. Mercury/Saturn conjunction on the 6th could be helpful for grounding. A Mercury/Uranus trine on the 10th may bring bright ideas. The 12th sees a Sun/mercury conjunction for effective communication. Mercury /Venus conjunct on the 15th indicates opportunities for educated choices, Sun/Uranus trine on the 16th suggests surprises, Venus/Uranus trine on the 20th brings unusual results from choices. The 21st solstice is enhanced by a steadying Sun/Saturn conjunction. On the 25th a Venus/Saturn conjunction enhances gift giving, the 27th and 28th may be confusing or possibly spiritually helpful with a Mars/Neptune trine.
Tasha’s Daily Astro Planner for December 2017

Fri. 12/1 Pleasure loving Taurus Moon begins the month gently. Venus into Sagittarius brings philosophy to choices. Mars/Uranus opposition says don’t argue today or it could escalate.

Sat. 12/2 Lazy Taurus Moon suggests Saturday chores could seem onerous until 4:30 PM when Fun loving Gemini Moon kicks in. Jupiter/Neptune trine says dream your way to success.

Sun. 12/3 Gemini Full Moon brings out crowds. Sun/Neptune square sows confusion.

Mon. 12/4 Peripatetic AM Gemini Moon is good for errands, communication. g 3:40PM Warm Cancer Moon helps us care for loved ones.

Tue. 12/5 Caring Cancer Moon inspires hospitality. Mercury/Saturn conjunction fosters truthful communication.

Wed. 12/6 Kindly Cancer Moon inspires us to do favors. Mercury/Saturn conjunction helps steady communication. 3:40 PM Leo Moon fosters romance.

Thu. 12/7 Playful Leo Moon Helps take the sting out of work.

Fri. 12/8 Dramatic Leo Moon helps put points across. 6 PM Virgo Moon gives serious focus.

Sat. 12/9 Diligent Virgo Moon helps organize the day. Mars into Scorpio intensifies potential accomplishment.

Sun. 12/10 Organized Virgo Moon helps get ducks in a row. Mercury/Uranus trine helps with original ideas. Venus/Neptune square could blur emotional issues.


Difficult Times
By Madisyn Taylor

We can also benefit from times of constriction and difficult to help us grow and learn.

It can be very challenging to maintain a positive attitude and a measure of faith when you are in the midst of difficult times. This is partly because we tend to think that if the universe loves us we will experience that love in the form of positive circumstances. However, we are like children, and the universe is our wise mother who knows what our souls need to thrive better than we do. Just as a young child does not benefit from getting everything she wants, we also benefit from times of constriction and difficulty to help us grow and learn. If we keep this in mind, and continue to trust that we are loved even when things are hard, it helps us bear the difficult time with grace.

This period of time in history is full of difficulty for a lot of human beings, and you may feel less alone knowing you are not being singled out. There are extreme energy changes pulsing through the universe at every level and, of course, we are all part of the growing process and the growing pains. It helps if we remember that life is one phase after another and that this difficult time will inevitably give way to something new and different. When we feel overwhelmed we can comfort ourselves with the wise saying: This too shall pass.

At the same time, if you truly feel that nothing is going right for you, it’s never a bad idea to examine your life and see if there are some changes you can make to alleviate some of the difficulty. Gently and compassionately exploring the areas giving you the most trouble may reveal things you are holding onto and need to release: unprocessed emotions, unresolved transitions, or negative ways of looking at yourself or reality. As you take responsibility for the things you can change, you can more easily surrender to the things you can’t, remembering all the while that this phase will, without doubt, give way to another.

A Week’s Worth of Llewellyn’s Spell of the Day

Help with Change
Spell Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017

It’s that time of year when we begin to slow down. The year is almost at an end and the weather gets colder. In some areas, most of the leaves are off the trees and the landscape is looking bare.

This moon we are reminded that another change is coming. This coming cycle is part of the circle of life, death, and rebirth. As with all cycles, we should be prepared to deal with changes. We ask our chosen deities to help us to adjust to change. Some of us love the coming season, but for others it may be a season of trials. Holidays are hard for some, while others revel in the planning and preparation. This season can be a joyful memory in the making or it can be a painful memory.

Whatever your ability is to deal with change, we can all use some help. We are reminded this moon that it is okay to ask for help when we need it. Whether it’s from our gods, those we love, or professionals, we should never be afraid to ask for help when dealing with change.
This post was written by Boudica on December 03, 2017
Saturn’s Blessings
Spell Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday is ruled by Saturn, whom astrologers call the taskmaster of life, the teacher of the hard lessons in our lives. Saturnus is one of the oldest Roman gods, originally a ruler of fertility (in both fields and households), wealth, and periodic renewal. Although his lessons can seem challenging, there’s no need to be afraid of this god. Keep the idea of renewal in mind.

If you are facing a hard lesson or have recently learned a hard lesson, invoke Saturn for help:

“Mighty Saturn, Lord of Karma, I thank
you for lessons that have taught me to
be a better person. [Name at least one
of these lessons.] As a strict but fair
teacher, please guide me along the path
through the next lesson I know is coming
to me. [Name the possible future
lesson.] I give thanks for your blessings
that sometimes come in disguise.”
The Happy Hearth
Spell Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

At the center of every home is a hearth: a fireplace, a wood-burning stove, a central furnace, or perhaps a kitchen range. Each represents the traditionally protective, nourishing fire at every home’s center.

Treat your hearth to a winter cleansing. Clean your fireplace or oven or replace a used furnace filter. Clear away dust and grit, and polish with nontoxic cleanser and a clean rag.

Magickally cleanse your hearth using the elements. Use saltwater (earth + water) to trace a plus sign or the Algiz rune ( x ) on the hearth for protection and opportunity. Smudge or use incense (air + fire) of cedar, sage, or juniper for purification.

Light a fire in the hearth or turn on the oven or furnace. Meditate on the light and warmth, saying:

“I am grateful for the gifts this hearth
provides. May I always find peace and
safety here.”

Enjoy your fire—or bake cookies in your freshened oven!
This post was written by Susan Pesznecker on December 01, 2017
A Winter Nap
Spell Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

We’re in the deepest, darkest days of winter now, and across most of the land our furry, feathery, finny, and leafy cousins are asleep and building up the energy they’ll need when they awaken in the spring. A long winter nap is good for us, too. See if you can fit a nap into your schedule today.

Visualize yourself in a cozy place underground, a barrow or acave. Look around. Who is sharing the space with you? Greet the hibernating animals and wish them well, and do the same with any roots you see hanging down. Now watch as gnomes and dwarves and others who specialize in things northerly and wintery enter the space. Their leader is Sylvanus, elder god of forests and plains. Greet these ancient guardians of the land and ask what you can do to help them tend the land. Vow to work with them all through the year.
This post was written by Barbara Ardinger on November 30, 2017
The Single Traveler
Spell Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

I observe a tradition of travel in the autumn, some quiet time alone for reflection. A set of actions makes the hotel room my own. Feel free to incorporate these into your own travels.

Open or close the drapes, whichever is appropriate. No matter how short a time you plan to be there, unpack and air out your clothing. Fill the ice bucket, and place perishables in the mini-fridge. Place any books and personal items on the extra bed or a desk. Set all toiletries on the bathroom vanity. Do all of this in a careful, mindful way—not haphazard, but with the intention of clearing out the energy of previous inhabitants. When checking out, be sure to leave a gratuity for the housekeeping staff. This builds goodwill and good luck for future travels.

“Travels take me far and wide,
Hearth and house are left aside.
A few days of a simpler life,
Less clutter, less noise, less strife,
In this temporary home for me.
As I write, so mote it be.”
This post was written by Emyme on November 29, 2017
Rune of the Sun Spell of Success
Spell Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Nordic rune of the sun is sometimes known as Sowilo and looks like a lightning strike (ß ). It represents triumph, success, and the sun itself. I like to make the sound sss and trace or draw this rune when working for success.

Perform this spell either at dawn while the sun is rising in the east or in the middle of the day with the sun strong overheard. Carve the Sowilo rune into a gold candle seven times. Light the candle, then begin to rock back and forth and start to make the sound sss. Let the sound overwhelm your consciousness as you feel yourself coated in golden sunlight and opening every cell to its power. When you feel the peak of that solar force within you, release the charge into the candle and pinch out the flame. Light the candle when you need to work for victory.
This post was written by Gede Parma on November 28, 2017
Cleanse and Protect Your Vehicle
Spell Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Everyone loves a new car. But before you get your new wheels on the road, have you thought about cleansing and protecting your new ride? We know energy attaches itself to things. Even if you are the first owner of your car, others still drove your car around the factory and to the dealership. And if you bought your car used, there’s no telling how many others drove your vehicle before you became its owner.

To cleanse your car, fill a spray bottle with three pinches of salt and two cups of water. Spray the inside and outside of your car. Next, light a sage bundle and smudge your entire car, inside and out, while saying a prayer for protection and safe travel. Snuff out the sage bundle when you have finished blessing your car. Now you can travel with confidence.
This post was written by Najah Lightfoot on November 27, 2017


Crystals for Sagittarius

The Archer is brilliant at public relations. They tend toward the excessive, expressing it as carefree, adventurous and searching. With their expansive nature, they are freedom loving and fortunate because of this attitude, yet very judgmental of others. They enjoy traveling and exploration, because their minds are constantly open to new dimensions of thought. They are basically ambitious and optimistic, and continue to be so even when their hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without being affected.

Crystals for Sagittarius
Choose a stone that will help bring balance

Blue Topaz
This Sagittarius birthstone stone is especially helpful for all travels. It is useful for alignment with our higher self, creative expression, writing, focusing on your path. An empathetic stone. Gives out a warm glow quite readily. They promote understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy. They open and heal the hearts of those who have closed them while also protecting the open-hearted from too much pain.

A Sagittarius birthstone, this stone helps to reveal your aspirations and the ability to share them with others. A powerful thought-amplifier and is helpful in aligning all the elements of the body and mind. Can increase psychic abilities and will open the third eye. Can guide you in the direction of mental and spiritual purity. It should be worn as close to the throat as possible or at least above the diaphragm so that the energy of the wearer is drawn upward. Helps yo u to find a partner to share your life’s adventures with.

This stone is most famous as an amazing over all healer for illnesses in the physical body and mental/emotional issues. Turquoise is known as a stone of protection and communication on every level. Use turquoise at the Throat Chakra, to encouraging communication between heart and mind as well as expressing your desires and dreams. It opens the Throat Chakra, for clear communication, creativity, serenity, spiritual bonding and uplifting through verbal expression.

Aventurine protects the heart, enhances creativity and working with spirit guides. Green is the color of healing and Aventurine, as a member of the quartz family, has a concentrated ability to dissolve emotional blockage. It’s a particularly effective crystal for emotional healing and is especially helpful when worn for this purpose or placed on the heart center during Chakra balancing. It helps to balance the emotions, and is one of the best stones to wear or carry during stressful times.

This stone is for pursuing your goals of self discovery. Helpful for overcoming emotional blockages. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as “the protector”. It is said to “mirror one’s soul. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is grounding. It reduce s fantasy and escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, and therefore is protective. This unusual black stone absorbs darkness and converts it to white light energy. It is a warm and friendly stone, which is used at the Root Chakra, encouraging ones survival instincts and is grounding.

This stone is The stone of spirituality and dream recall. Used for contentment and meditation. Provides common sense and flexibility in decisions. Strengthens and enhances psychic abilities, imagery and mind quieting. Wear when sleeping or when awake to reduce anger, impatience, and nightmares. Most effective on the Brow and Crown Chakra. It helps you to trust your instincts. Helps with finding your highest purpose.

Rose Quartz
This stone works with the Heart Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. Neither can it’s soothing influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance.

This stone is most recognized for healing, meditation and wisdom. This a good stone for general communication for self and writing. It is used for expressing logic and ideas due to its connection with the Throat Chakra. It is also used at the Brow Chakradue to the fact that it can access fine levels of intuitive information and promote the understanding of these concepts. It is also known to enhance community relationships. Considered a stone that is still evolving, sodalite can strongly affect changes in your attitude about yourself.

Andrew Pacholyk, MS. L.Ac
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit


Heartwings Love Notes 804: Riding the Time Machine

Heartwings says, “We can’t live in the past but we can sure enjoy visiting there.”

What fun it would be to hop onto a time machine and return to the Christmas shopping of my childhood when I was nine or ten and bought my parents small stocking presents at Grants and Woolworth’s. I want to return to the days when a ten dollar bill sufficed to purchase just about everything I wanted to buy for them. Maybe there would be enough left over for an ice cream cone. I loved the way the store smelled when I walked in, and the overflowing counters with the glass part in front that made sure things didn’t roll off onto the floor.

I didn’t mind no longer believing that Santa filled the stockings, because it was such fun to wrap up my gifts for my parents and write notes on them the way they did. I always bought Ponds cold cream and vanishing cream. My mother told us a joke once about the latter. It seems a child took off all her clothes, rubbed her whole body with vanishing cream, and then went downstairs where her parents were hosing a party. The polite guests pretended not to see her. The next morning she told her mother gleefully that vanishing cream really worked. My twelve year old self thought that was very funny.

My time machine would whisk me back to my Great Aunt’s dining room with all the relatives gathered together and finger bowls brought in at the end of the Christmas meal. It would take me down the snowy streets with the sparkling stars way up high, and the carols on the radio. Those times seemed quite simple compared to now. The television had only a few channels, and the programs didn’t play all night but ended with a test pattern. Mothers mostly were at home, there was only one car per family, and my mother’s friends meet for lunch and chitchat over their mending.

In my time machine I would also visit the wondrous Daniel Lowe’s department store in Salem with all the glittering silver and crystal when you walked in. I did no Christmas shopping there. Salem was the big city to me and we seldom went. Nearby Beverly was smaller. That was where the Woolworth’s and the Grant’s were, as well as Almay’s department store. We did some of our shopping there. In those less frantic times no one thought to purchase gifts until a few weeks before Christmas. The stores waited until after Thanksgiving to decorate for the holidays or play Christmas music. However, that was then. Though different from that time, now has its delights as well. While the past is fine to visit, I wouldn’t wish to live there.

May your memories of the past fill your heart with joy in the present moment.

Blessings and Best regards, Tasha Halpert

PS Should you wish to share any of your memories I would love to read them. Do feel free to tell me some of your special ones. I will be honored.



Stephen Halpert
Magee Haunted #10

Blackie’s thoughts indicated that she wanted us to get closer to the escaped criminal with the rifle sitting atop the boulder. He looked fierce; bloodshot eyes, unshaven, an ugly scar down the right side of his face. We were especially quiet as we crept closer. Finally we were behind him just beneath the boulder.
He yawned and lowered the rifle, keeping his finger on the trigger. He was fidgety, surrounded by cigarette butts, some still smoking. My poor nose! His box of bullets was partially full. Nervously, he reached into his pocket and pulled a pistol so that the butt was sticking out. Most likely he wanted it handy. I’m a detective after all so I know those things.
“I’m glad Ku taught me the art of invisibility,” Blackie shared.
Then I remembered Ku’s invisibility instruction earlier in our acquaintance. He’d told me to begin seeing myself smaller and smaller until I was smaller than my paw, practically invisible.
“You can do that?” I thought to her.
She nodded. “And lots of other things, too.” She shared that her long, hard training in the circus had required lots of discipline. “But I learned to do some pretty amazing tricks.”
“You mean more than shake hands and roll over?” I thought to her.
She sniffed and licked my nose. “Stay behind me Magee. You’ll know what to do once we bring him down.
“What do you mean?”
“Stay low and small. Try to retrieve whatever falls off the boulder. Then she licked my nose again and before I had time to think she scurried backwards. Then she ran at the boulder and flung herself upward. She growled like a wild beast as she flew through the air so fast I could hardly see her. She landed on his back and bit into his ear.
He screamed and fired the rifle wildly, then he lost his balance. With Blackie still clinging to him he toppled head first onto the ground.
Blackie stayed on him, growling. Then she moved her paws over his eyes. I barked as loud as I could, hopeful Sippi could hear me. Then I jumped on him myself, wanting to get at the pistol. It was on the side against the ground.
Blackie jumped off him. She grabbed the shoulder strap of the rifle and started to drag it into a puddle.
Despite my efforts he began to up. With one hand he pulled the pistol from his pocket. He turned and fired at Blackie.
I ran and grabbed the rifle strap too. Then I saw that Blackie was on the ground. She kept barking but her bark was softer. I bit his hand as I tried to grab at his pistol. Finally he dropped it. Breathing heavily and looking dazed he fell face first back onto the ground.
I barked long and hard. Finally I saw Sippi and Raven rushing toward us. Raven handcuffed the criminal and pulled him up to a sitting position. Then Chief Mallory and Sergeant Hacksaw showed up.
I ran to Sippi and tugged her over to Blackie. She bent down and took the rifle strap. “Good girl,” Sippi smiled and hugged Blackie. Then she looked closely at her, her voice concerned. “That’s blood. You got shot. I need to get you to a hospital.”
Blackie wagged her tail weakly. “It’s not much,” she thought to me.
I ran over to Sergeant Hacksaw and dropped the pack of cigarettes by his feet. “What are you givin’ them to me for? I quit smokin’ years ago.”
Mallory laughed.
Raven and two staties pulled the convict to his feet. His right ear was bleeding, a piece of it hung loose.
“Police brutality,” he yelled shaking. He still seemed dazed. “You can’t sic damn dogs on me. I’ve got my rights.”
Hacksaw laughed and looked at Chief Mallory. “If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. Two lap dogs at that.”
. Mallory chuckled. “Magee and Blackie, town canine corps.”
Hacksaw cocked his head, his eyebrows raised. “You could a fooled me,” he laughed. “Sending lapdogs to do the work of German Shepherds.”
Mallory grinned.
“Talk to me,” Raven said. “Where’s your pal Croft?”
“Don’t know what you’re talking about. Where’s my cigarettes?”
Raven looked at Hacksaw. “If Magee gave them to you, those butts could be important. Hold onto them.”
All of a sudden that horrible frightening scent swept over me. I looked at Blackie. Her eyes were closed. I felt worried and tried sending her thoughts. She didn’t reply. That’s when I saw the blood dripping from her shoulder. I tried again and I still couldn’t reach her. I started to cry. The awful ghostly scent washed over me like a fog. Suddenly I felt scared, not like a cop, just a little dog who didn’t know what to do.
I cried out and Sippi stroked me. “She’ll be ok Magee.”
I tried sending my thoughts to Blackie but she didn’t respond.
Sippi carried Blackie to the State police cart. Before she could speak Raven rushed over to us. “I’ll drive,” he said ignoring the trooper.
Mallory hurried over. “We’ll wind up things here.” He looked at Blackie. “Get her to the hospital.” He reached into his pocked and pulled out a handkerchief. “Here, press this against the wound and hurry!.”
To be continued)


Uniting in Thought and Action
By Madisyn Taylor

When we are in circle with others, the energy stays contained within the group giving back to all.

There are many reasons for why a gathering of people in a circle is powerful. A circle is a shape that is found repeatedly throughout the natural world, and it is a symbol of perfection. We recreate this perfect shape when we join others to form a circle. Being in a circle allows us experience each other as equals. Each person is the same distance apart from the next participant, and no one is seated higher than or stands apart from others in a circle. From tribal circles to the mythical round table of King Arthur, the circle has been the shape adopted by gatherings throughout history.

The circle is acknowledged as an archetype of wholeness and integration, with the center of a circle universally understood to symbolize Spirit – the Source. When a group of people come together in a circle, they are united. This unity becomes even more powerful when each person reaches out to touch a neighbor and clasps hands. This physical connection unites thought and action, mind and body, and spirit and form in a circle. Because a circle has no beginning and no end, the agreement to connect in a circle allows energy to circulate from one person to the next, rather than being dissipated into the environment.

Like a candle used to light another candle, the connection with spirit that results when one person joins hands with another is greater than if each person were to stand alone. People who take part in a circle find that their power increases exponentially while with the group. Like a drop of water rippling on the surface of a pond, the waves of energy produced in a circle radiate outward in circular motion. While one person may act like a single beacon that emanates light, a circle of people is like a satellite dish that sends out energy. There is power in numbers, and when the commitment is made by many to face one another, clasp hands, and focus on one intention, their circle emanates ripples of energy that can change the world.


From Servant of Hestia

With the Festive Season ahead of us, both pagans, Christians, and other religious groups are busy celebrating a beautiful winter season. My holyday of Longest Night (also Yule or Winter Solstice) is a wonderful way to celebrate…..and prepare a traditional English drink. I love Wassail! It’s super easy to throw together, and you can choose to either make in on the stove or in a crockpot.

Are you ready to prepare this amazing drink?

You will need:

1 gallon apple cider

6 cinnamon sticks

2 teaspoons whole allspice

1 teaspoon whole cloves

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 Tart apples (Granny Smith come to mind)

Put all the ingredients into a pot (or crockpot) and simmer until the apples burst from their skins. So tasty!!!

Blessings From The Hearth.


Monthly Horoscopes for: December 2017

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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 houses within those signs.

Outlines are longer versions; consists of every possible detail 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. Even if you know or don`t know your Decan; I recommend, please read all three Decan.

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Personal theme: I am!!
Fire & cardinal sign: March 21 — April 19

Your horoscope for this month:

After weeks of listening to, and dealing with, the needs and demands of others, you`ve settled all sorts of issues. So, finally, you can turn your attention to both projects of your own and future plans. Equally, you`ll focus on de-cluttering your life, existing commitments and future plans. Because December and early 2018 are changeable, ensure any arrangements are flexible; but, better yet, conscious this is an adventurous period, focus on exploring the options that arise because of new and, often, unexpected developments.

Don`t make any impulsive decisions at the beginning of December or a close relationship could suffer. On the 3rd, the Full Moon will bring disappointing news about an official matter. Unexpected expenses and bigger than normal bills could throw you off balance. Befriending an official be helpful; if you`re polite to everyone you speak to, you`re more likely to get the assistance you want. You`ll have a chance to expand your horizons at the middle of the month. This is a terrific time to go on an overseas trip, carry out some old-world traditions or take up a challenging course of study. The New Moon on the 18th is perfect for showcasing your expertise. Publishing an article or giving a workshop will be very successful. The second half of the month will improve your career prospects. Being ready to accept a new demanding role and you will be surprised by the results. By the time Christmas arrives, you`ll feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

It`s absolutely not the case that when Mercury is retrograde all communications (particularly financial transactions) go haywire. Much depends on where Mercury is in the zodiac and how it first in with general planet formations. With a major planetary gear change taking place on December 20th (three days before Mercury turns direct), it`s quite possible that the first three weeks of the month will bring with them challenging circumstances. True, December tends to be an expensive time for everyone. Yet this year really is different. There are so many unknowns: not least of which are fluctuations in foreign currency markets that affect prices. You will surely need to access the bargain-hunting part of your brain – especially in the first three days of December in the lead up to the Full Moon. It would be wise too, to keep regular checks on credit card bills. There is the danger of error or overspend – especially over the weekend of 9th and 10th. With care however, you could negotiate excellent prices between 15th and 23rd. An early 2018 present to yourself could be ensuring that you have a financial safety net in place. Squirrelling funds away, – especially around 19th – may be possible and could you lead to you approaching 2018 with increased financial confidence.

Finance: There`s plenty of energy this month emanating from your fellow fire sign, Sagittarius. However, the Mercury retrograde is also in Sagittarius, putting a damper on your spending choices. Meanwhile, Saturn the taskmaster planet will return to its home turf in Capricorn for the next two-and-a-half years beginning on the 19th of December. This puts Saturn`s spotlight on your tenth house of career matters. Since you`re no stranger to hard work, this transit shouldn`t be too difficult for you to handle, except there may be times when you`ll have to choose work over playtime and make some sacrifices of your time to feed the career machine and your wallet. December is definitely a time when you should get in as much fun as possible before Saturn gets too cosy in your career house. He`ll be building up speed and intensity as this transit continues. On New Year`s Eve your ruling planet, Mars, will be in a near-conjunction with expansive Jupiter. An indulgent and decadent evening is yours if you choose, so go have fun!

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Personal theme: I have!!
Earth & fixed sign: April 20 — May 20

Your horoscope for this month:

Plans won`t last long. Worrying as that seems, especially for you as a Taurus, who thrives on stability, this is about exploration. Gradually, your priorities and long-range goals will shift, in turn, freeing you to alter increasingly restrictive arrangements. Before finalising anything, focus on learning more about your options. By December 25th, when your ruler Venus and Saturn meet in the part of your chart that`s about broadening your horizons, you`ll realise there`re new people to meet and places to go during 2018.

Tension at work can take its toll on your health in the opening days of the month. Try practicing relaxation techniques to keep stress at bay. The Full Moon on the 3rd will drive home the fact you are not being properly compensated for all the work you do. Joining a professional organisation will help you find the lucrative job opportunities you want. At the middle of the month, you`ll enjoy some intimate moments with the one you love. Take this opportunity to go on a relaxing minibreak together. On the 18th, the New Moon will mark a windfall of some kind. Working hard to produce a cash cushion will put you on the road to a more comfortable financial position. The second half of the month will challenge you to go for a promotion. There are a range of possibilities open to you so check them all out and choose the one you feel most at ease with. Indulge your love of luxury at Christmas. A sumptuous gift is sure to put a smile on your face.

Mars joins Jupiter in your opposite sign on December 9th. From then, pressure to cut deals will surely increase. From 9th to 23rd could prove particularly expensive. Though that of course would be normal for this time of year, it is different in 2017 as it seems likely that you may be in the mood for joint investment. With Mercury retrograde from 3rd to 23rd, reading through papers and gathering information could prove especially productive. Indeed, you could find a bargain or agree special terms between 9th and 13th. Another interesting period is 19th and 20th when, as Saturn moves into another of the Earth signs, you may sense turning a financial corner. True, it could be April 2018 before you recoup some costs. Even so, investments made before the end of December do look promising. A strong possibility is being attracted to major household items that are bought rarely. Whether buying the product or investing in those who created it, this could be one way in which you celebrate the end of the year.

Finance: The Full Moon on December 3 will land in your second house of income, possessions, and values. You may run into an opportunity to buy and/or invest in something that peaks your interest, but your Monthly Money Horoscope for December suggests that you may not have all the information you need to make a proper decision. The same advice applies if you hear about a new job opportunity. Your second house host, Gemini, is also the home of Mercury which will be in retrograde for most of December. Don`t be swayed into making a decision until the end of the month at the earliest or simply let it go. If there`s a rush or it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you`re in a relationship, Saturn moving from your sixth to seventh house suggests that you and your spouse should both be on board when it comes to financial decisions in December, like the holiday budget.

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

Your horoscope for this month:

The unsettling events triggered by the intense Gemini Full Moon, on 3 December, are about breaking up old patterns; but, also, sidestep plans and instead allow every twist and turn to update you about crucial hard facts to practical matters. This ensures that when challenges or, alternatively, thrilling offers appear from nowhere, you`re ready to respond wisely. Also, gather seemingly random facts as you proceed. That way, when the focus shifts to finances or business, midmonth, you`ll be ready to deal with whatever arises.

Trying to force friends and lovers together will not work at the start of the month. Let relationships develop naturally, and if necessary separated one from the other. On the 3rd, the Full Moon will bring an embarrassing mistake to light. Instead of trying to sweep this error under the carpet, admit it and offer a sincere apology. People will give you a second chance if you admit the error of your ways. A dynamic business or romantic partner will help you realise a cherished dream at the middle of the month. Accept their generous offer of help. The New Moon on the 18th could mark the announcement of an engagement or wedding. Celebrate in high style with friends and family. The second half of December will put a crimp in your budget. Making your resources stretch as far as possible will help you though this pinch. Christmas will be a loving time; take this opportunity to give a heartfelt, sincere and romantic message to your amour.

The promising news is that Saturn leaves your opposite sign on December 20th just slightly ahead of your ruling planet, Mercury, turning direct on 23rd. It`s probable then that before the end of the month you will cut a financial deal. True, this may be more expensive than you would have hoped for. It does though mean that you will start 2018 on a fresh footing. Mercury turns retrograde on December 3 and in your opposite sign. It is absolutely not the case that Mercury`s retrograde periods (there are three in any year), are all bad for communications. They do however offer periods for reflection and review. In your opposite sign, you may find that it`s not you who`s doing the obvious rethinking but someone whom you feel has messed you about for much of the year. Though you might not be entirely happy about disclosures made after Mars joins Jupiter in Scorpio on December 9th, at least then you should know better what you`re up against. All signs will surely have to deal with rising interest rates before the end of 2017: requiring review of budgets. Though it may be the last week of the month before contracts are even drafted, you may sense by the time the Moon reaches your sign on Saturday 30th, that a new way forward is on the horizon and that all is far from lost.

Finance: As the last month of 2017 begins, any financial loose ends should be taken care of on the 6th or 7th of December – right at the beginning of the month. Face the music, rip off the Band-Aid or just clear the decks so that there`s no residual energy left from the past that may creep into 2018. You`ll be able to sigh in relief, especially if it was something you were putting off. You have Mercury and Saturn in Sagittarius which sets an almost jovial tone for some serious, money-minded planets. On the 6th Mercury retrograde will conjunct karmic Saturn and both will connect with Mars in “let`s make it legal” Libra. If this clears up an old issue, it`s okay to sign an agreement, but if it can wait until after the 22nd, even better. Mercury is your ruling planet, and no one is more affected by Mercury retrogrades than you and Virgo.

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Personal theme: I feel!!
Water & cardinal sign: June 21 — July 22

Your horoscope for this month:

Currently, life`s like a puzzle, one that will ultimately fit together, but not until after the pivotal Cancer Full Moon on 2 January. Knowing this transforms concerns about changes into a sense of adventure. While some of what`s going is a relief, other changes may seem strange, at least initially. Gradually, you`ll recognise that each day offers a new insight. Still, be patient. Events will fit together but the full picture and the future they`re shaping won`t be clear until the early months of 2018.

An authority figure`s erratic behaviour will make you angry at the beginning of December. The Full Moon on the 3rd will bring some troubling information to light that prompts you to look for a new job. Fortunately, you`ll be able to land a position with an international company with a worldwide perspective on the future. This position will seem more like play than work. At the middle of the month, you`ll be given an exciting opportunity to acquire advanced technical skills. Mastering this knowledge could lead to an impressive promotion. On the 18th, the New Moon will inspire you to start a health regimen. Improving your diet, exercise and sleep routines will make you look and feel much better. The second half of the month will prompt a loved one to make a personal sacrifice on your behalf. Be sure to show your appreciation. Christmas will be a cosy affair, spent with the people who are nearest and dearest to your heart.

Mercury turns retrograde at the Full Moon on 3rd. From then, and through until the 23rd it might be as well to anticipate the plans will have to be rethought. It`s absolutely not the case that every time Mercury is retrograde that communications breakdown: much depends on the area of the zodiac involved. It is probable however, that arrangements will need to be remade especially if overseas connections are involved. Planning could prove exceedingly difficult. That being the case, costs could easily rise. It might be as well to be prepared for emergency repairs to deplete funds between 6th and 10th. However, with Saturn arriving in your opposite sign on 20th (and just as Mercury slows down prior to appearing to move direct again), close friends and partners should be shifting financial gear too. Discussing joint investments, though initially pleasurable especially between 15th and 20th, could leave you with something of a financial headache around 21st. The good news is that thanks to information gleaned from unexpected quarters (most likely around 16th), you could find a way of cutting one cost entirely – though true, that may be so that you can underpin an expense elsewhere. All told, and by the end of the year you might agree you need to tighten your belt further, yet also agree that this is something where you excel.

Finance: If you`ve been working yourself to the bone, it all seems worth it once you get paid, but all work and no play can make Cancer even crabbier than usual. Fortunately, Mercury retrograde in your sixth house of work and reputation slow the flow of urgent things to get done. On an even lighter note, since Mercury is retrograde in jovial and social Sagittarius, it seems that even a serious talk could turn out to be fun or at the least, it will be good for a few laughs. Jovial planets and the holiday season just seem to go together – making spirits light and bright. The Full Moon in your second house, also known as Gemini, will occur on December 3, the same day that Mercury goes retrograde, so try to clear up any year-end financial paperwork before the first week of December. If you have a partner, get him/her on board with your plan so you can enjoy the holiday season sans stress.

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Personal theme: I will!!
Fire & fixed sign: July 23 — August 22

Your horoscope for this month:

Others insist you plan ahead. Ignore them. December`s about living in the moment. Dramatic changes, in your world, others` lives and your own, make every day an adventure, one that`s taking you into unfamiliar but thrilling territory. Adopt this approach and instead of battling the unexpected, you`ll relish the process of discovery it`s all about. This extends into 2018, and ensures both your thinking and arrangements are flexible enough you can take advantage of the thrilling events triggered by late January`s Leo eclipsed Full Moon.

A romantic partner`s thoughtless behaviour will cause offense in your social circle. It`s time to reflect on whether you want to stay with someone who can be so hurtful. On the 3rd, the Full Moon will prompt you to defend a loyal friend who has stood by you for years. You`ll feel much better after taking an ethical stance. The middle of the month finds you pouring all your energy into a stimulating creative project. Exercising your imagination will be a welcome distraction from a romantic disappointment. The New Moon on the 18th is ideal for going on a fun vacation. Fulfilling your sense of adventure will give you an attractive glow that is impossible to resist. The second half of December will find you taking better care of your health. Christmas affords a welcome opportunity to indulge your love of luxury. Choose an outfit that makes you feel positively regal and enjoy a sumptuous festive get together.

Of course, it`s probably true that December is expensive for all signs. This year though any effect could be exaggerated: Saturn moves from another of the Fire signs into a sign in which it said to work well on December 20th. There`s high probability that this will bring with it rising costs. Though true, this may have been obvious since Jupiter`s entry into Scorpio back in October. Now though the pace could quicken. It may be even more important than usual to invest wisely: especially in essential goods and services. Even if gift buying, these could take precedence. Given that the next 30 months could find the costs of daily living rising, investing in products and services at good price before Saturn moves into Capricorn on 20th could be considered an astute move It`s not the case that when Mercury is retrograde that all communications go awry. These periods though do offer pause for thought. Yet, a budding relationship may be developing. Investing in hobbies could prove wise too. Indeed, there is much to suggest that between 16th and 23rd you will make moves that next year are shown to have been clever and wise.

Finance: With so much planetary action in your fellow fire sign of Sagittarius this month, highlighting your fifth house of fun and playmates, you`ll be spending plenty of time socializing and Venus may even suggest a few holiday shopping playdates. Even Mercury`s retrograde in the same house won`t deter you. You`ll enjoy finding the perfect gifts for those special people in your life. Saturn will leave Sagittarius and your fifth house, moving into practical Capricorn and your sixth house of daily work and reputation. This is Saturn`s home turf and he`ll be here until March 2020. This transit will help you take stock of all you`ve been able to provide for those you love. You work so hard, so they can be happy. Take time to enjoy the fruits of your labour and enjoy those closest to you. Saturn will have plenty of work for you to do later, and the reason why you do it will be the driving force that helps you get the job done.

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Personal theme: I analyse!!
Earth sign: August 23 — September 22

Your horoscope for this month:

As early as late November you`ll begin to realise that however thorough your plans are, things won`t go as expected. This unsettled state of affairs extends through December and into early 2018. Once you recognise that, you`ll also spot the links between seemingly random changes and, better yet, explore the options they`re introducing. Some may be no surprise, but others will be so unexpected you`ll wonder how to respond. The answer? With a sense of excitement and discovery. What you`re experiencing will be life-changing.

Trying to fix a broken relationship with expensive gifts in the early days of the month will be an exercise in futility. The Full Moon on the 3rd will prompt you to have a difficult discussion with a business or romantic partner. Parting ways will be painful, but best for all concerned over time. Your kind, compassionate attitude will pave the way for a better union with someone else. At the middle of December, you`ll be able to seal a property deal quite quickly. Buying or selling a house or flat will pave the way for long term financial security. You can get fantastic terms on a bank loan around the 18th, courtesy of the New Moon. During the second half of December, you`ll be challenged to develop your creative talent. Studying with a master craftsman will allow you to polish your natural abilities to a diamond like brilliance. Christmas will be wonderfully romantic; give your amour a beautiful token of your lasting affection.

Obviously, much depends on your personal chart. That said, with Mercury turning retrograde in another of the Mutable signs and the base area of your solar chart, property matters could demand considerable attention; and yes, this could well prove expensive. Of course, it`s true that December tends to be an expensive time for all signs: this year though you could feel that pressure acutely. It may be that essential goods and services and even Property Management deplete cash reserves by 3rd requiring you to access considerable financial ingenuity as you prepare for the end of the year. The big cosmic news story though concerns Saturn`s move into another of the Earth signs Capricorn, and the speculative area of your solar chart from the winter solstice (21st). This marks the start of a 30-month period when investing in hobbies carries particular momentum. If anyone asks you what kind of gift you would like for Christmas, perhaps you could direct them to those interests. It`s probable too, that from the 20th your interest in reading financial papers and observing recent valuations will increase. What seems certain is that before the end of the year you will give serious thought to how a second revenue stream could be implemented in 2018.

Finance: If you need a break from a busy schedule, then ask no more. Mercury, your ruling planet, comes to the rescue when it goes retrograde between December 3 and December 22, helping just about everything around you to slow down. Of course, most of the slowdowns will be the result of miscommunications, wrong turns, and wrong information, but enjoy this gift from the Universe no matter how it`s delivered. Impulsive Mars will continue to occupy your second house of cash and possessions through the 9th of December. Shopping, for the holidays or otherwise, has been a breeze not to mention fun. After the 19th, Saturn will set up shop for the next two-and-a-half years in Capricorn, also known as your fifth house of creativity, self-expression, and taking risks. If you`ve been thinking of a side job that shows your skills, now is the time to set that plan in motion. With expansive Jupiter in your communications sector, you`ll have no trouble finding support for your ideas.

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Personal theme: I balance!!
Air & cardinal sign: September 23 — October 22

Your horoscope for this month:

This month`s theme is `exploration`, which means everything from new ideas to broadening your horizons, socially and possibly via travel, probably to unfamiliar settings. Because the past year has introduced a lot that`s new to your life, you`ll think there`s little left to discover; but now, the most exciting encounters and discoveries will appear as the result of sudden and, often, seemingly unwelcome changes. Knowing that, explore everything, even what seems unappealing. By December`s close, your world will have become a more exciting place.

Trying to push someone into making a decision is bound to backfire in early December. It`s better to make a strategic retreat than press your point. On the 3rd, the Full Moon will put an added strain on a romantic relationship. If you part ways with your amour, try to stay friends. Although you might not have worked well as partners, you still have a lot to offer each other. The middle of the month finds you teaming up with somebody who is unlike anyone you`ve ever partnered with before. Their upbeat attitude will bring fun and adventure to your life. The New Moon on the 18th sets the scene for excellent news about a creative idea or project. This will be a great time to sign with an agent or publisher. The second half of the month brings heavy household responsibilities. You may invite a relative or friend to live with you while they recover from an illness or professional setback. Christmas will be cosy, comfortable and reassuring.

You`ve had a couple of years now of talking about what you`d like to do. With Saturn`s arrival at the base of your solar chart at the winter solstice 20th, determining which of those to invest in and which need now to be left behind takes priority. The good news is that from the Full Moon (3rd) through to the 23rd, Mercury is retrograde (a perfect time for review). Though what`s proposed (most likely between 9th and 16th) might sound exciting, you`ve had enough experience now to know that it`s essential to apply due diligence before you spend any more. As for many signs, you might also be attracted to the idea of minimalistic living. Getting rid of items, you no longer need would work well before 20th and yes, could give you a cash reserve for 2018. Financially then, this should prove a most interesting month. Property matters might well require considerable attention from 20th through to the start of 2018. At the very least, what should and what could be done and obtaining estimates would surely be a wise use of time. With Jupiter now moving through one of the better financial zones of your solar chart, you may be right to think that by this time next year your position will be better.

Finance: On the 9th, impulsive Mars moves into your second house of cash and possessions. Don`t be surprised if you suddenly get inspired to make a purchase you`ve long thought about. Whether it`s for you or a gift for someone else, take a moment to think it over before diving in and remember that with Mercury in retrograde, you may wind up returning it. Some Librans will enjoy a happy holiday season when Venus conjuncts Saturn on the 25th of December. Saturn is definitely a career planet and combined with Venus` power, the news is bound to be good. This could be translated into a bonus, a raise, a promotion or perhaps a new offer altogether. Mercury will retrograde between December 3 through the 22nd, touching your house of communications. Make sure you have all your gifts bought and cards mailed early so if something gets missed you`ll have plenty of time to fix it before it becomes a problem.

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Scorpio & Ophiuchus
Personal theme: I desire!!
Water & fixed signs: October 23 — November 21

Your horoscope for this month:

Little is more important to you than knowing the truth, from facts in the world around you to those closest and in your own life. Despite your intense focus on this, between events, unexpected revelations, and sudden changes you can expect some surprises. Unsettling or even disruptive are these are initially, the resulting questions, frank discussions and revelations will open your world, and mind, to options you either didn`t know existed or which you`d previously dismissed. During December you`ll realise how thrilling these could be.

You`ll have to keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself at the start of the month. Expressing yourself could result in a job loss or even a health problem The Full Moon on the 3rd will prompt you to break off a financial arrangement that no longer works for you. Supporting an irresponsible relative is no longer an option; they`ll have to fend for themselves. Standing up for your own interests will be liberating. At long last, you`ll have the funds to do as you please. Taking a vacation or delving into a creative project is strongly advised. Your income will get a big boost in the middle of the month, when you`re rewarded for having some essential skills. On the 18th, the New Moon will give you a chance to launch a project that is close to your heart. Christmas will prompt you to have a meaningful conversation with a relative. It`s time to get an important issue off your chest.

You`re likely well aware that there are some Decembers when it`s easier for cash to slip through your fingers than in others. Around the Full Moon on December 3rd, and coinciding with Mercury`s retrograde station, the temptation to overspend could be great. Accessing financial acumen and thrift might not be so easy. That talent though could come back to the fore midmonth. Indeed, in the days leading up to the New Moon on 18th, you could access financial bargains that leave others speechless. A major financial gear change affects – all signs particularly from the winter solstice on 21st. Interest rates have already risen. Other costs will surely rise. End of year sales might begin early. If there are essential items to purchase, setting aside a fund for these and making the most of opportunities particularly around 30th would surely be wise. Rather more interestingly though, it might be suggested that you join financial forces and invest in a product or service that is dear to your heart. In this, you could be well ahead of the game. Though it could be another 30 months before rewards are realised, this could yet prove to be one of your more spectacular long-term investments.

Finance: A new Moon in Sagittarius on the 17th touches your second house of daily work and resources. You actually have plenty of support in your second house all month, but the 17th also offers Venus, Saturn, the Sun, the New Moon and even Mercury retrograde in one glorious “crown of stars” that will light up your second house in a way that`s positive and illuminating. Saturn tends to leave a parting gift as he leaves a sign and he`s likely to be blessing your house of money and possessions in a memorable way – perhaps a holiday bonus of some sort; and speaking of Mercury retrograde, it wouldn`t be a bad idea to hold onto all of your holiday shopping receipts. While Mercury will help you fly through your gift-giving list, there`s a big chance that the retrograde influence will mean broken items, items that don`t work properly, wrong sizes, and duplicate gifts.

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

Your horoscope for this month:

You rightly think of yourself as being more up to date than others about everything from world events to the latest gossip. So, when developments force you to venture into unfamiliar territory, that is to study new ideas, go places or meet people of little interest, you could rebel. However, with powerful changes in the heavens shifting elements of your world and your life, these encounters, ideas and experiences aren`t just significant, they`re vital. As you learn more, you`ll gradually realise why.

Your demanding social schedule will drain your energy at the beginning of December. On the 3rd, a good friend or romantic partner will give you an ultimatum. Unless you slow down, your relationship will come to an abrupt end. Things will improve by the middle of the month, as long as you stop insisting on going out all the time. Take this opportunity to enjoy quality time with the person closest to your heart. The New Moon on the 18th will inspire you to change your look in some way. This is the best time of the entire year to update your hairstyle or add fashionable items to your wardrobe. The second half of the month will prompt you to be more responsible with money. Save up to buy quality merchandise instead of cheap items that will quickly break or wear out. Christmas will be a meaningful season spent with the people you love most in the world.

Mercury turns retrograde in your sign at the Full Moon on 3rd. That same day, one of your ruling planets, Jupiter arrives at special aspect with Neptune. There is much to suggest then that during the first weekend December you will have much to think about. This could include long-distance travel, but it might also be that a close friend or partner suggests you join forces in a major investment for 2018. With Mercury retrograde until 23rd, conditions are near-perfect for considering options and obtaining estimates. Around 16th you could be pleasantly surprised by available deals. All that said, it would be as well to bear in mind the fact that Saturn moves into neighbouring Capricorn at the winter solstice on 21st. Its entry into one of the financial zones of your solar chart may be marked by a sudden blast of chill financial wind. True, December tends to be an expensive time for all signs. This year though you could feel that acutely. It may be that there is one item to purchase that really is once-in-a-lifetime. This investment though could be one of the cornerstones of your financial planning for 2018.

Finance: Your Sun sign is host to a bunch of planets this month. In fact, your sign is wearing the “crown of stars” where the Sun, the New Moon, Saturn, Venus and even Mercury in retrograde are gathered together, giving you a jolt of universal energy on the 17th. On the 19th, karmic Saturn will leave your Sun sign after living there for two-and-a-half years. Saturn has transformed you personally and now it moves on to your second house of finance and possessions where it excels. The Universe says that now is the time to grab the reins and direct where your future will go by doing a little financial planning. Saturn will teach you how to prepare and provide yourself with a cushion that will, in the end, give you peace of mind. Don`t be afraid to seek out the advice of a professional! Ask as early as Christmas Day when Venus and Saturn will conjunct in your second house, basically serving up money support on a silver platter.

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Personal theme: I use!!
Earth & cardinal sign: December 22 — January 19

Your horoscope for this month:

Because December is a month of dramatic change, around you and in your own life, ensure any plans you make are flexible. Even more, if certain arrangements are coming to an end, let them go, formally if necessary. That way, when your ruler Saturn moves into Capricorn on the 20th, beginning a powerful cycle of review, questioning and change, you`ll be ready to take whatever action is necessary. Note, this isn`t about planning ahead but living in, and learning from, what happens every day.

Influences and individuals at work will begin to get on your nerves in the early days of December. By the 3rd, you may decide to move on to greener pastures, when the Full Moon causes your work performance to be unfairly criticised. Fortunately, you have plenty of friends who will rally round to defend you. Let them help you find a creatively rewarding role. By the middle of the month, you could be working successfully from home. Escaping an arduous commute and office politics will improve your health. The New Moon on the 18th will prompt you to delve into the spiritual side of life. Putting less emphasis on money and status will deepen your appreciation of life. The second half of the month will invite you to take on a new challenge. You`ll have a chance to achieve expert status in your desired field. Presiding over a big Christmas celebration will give you great happiness. You`ll love bringing friends and family together in a spirit of harmony.

After nearly three decades, Saturn arrives in your sign: coinciding with the winter solstice. From the financial perspective, there may be reason to tighten your belt. Of course, it could be that you determine it`s essential you plan better for later in life. With Mercury retrograde from the Full Moon on 3rd, it may be that you are served with reminders of the need to take this action. This is not to say that December can`t bring with it a few windfalls. Indeed, between 16th and 19th you could make gain. With priorities changing however, you might decide around the New Moon on 18th, that it`s imperative to have a better savings plan in place. What may be as important is ensuring that you have complete control over that investment. For this reason, you may be attracted to buying products and services that focus on essential needs. True, in a few years` time you may be thinking more futuristically. For now, focusing on repairs and essentials and launching that savings plan may be the optimum financial way forward.

Finance: Venus, the money-loving lover of the zodiac, is spending most of December (through the 24th) in spontaneous and adventurous Sagittarius. Venus in Sagittarius can be a combination powerful enough to challenge anyone`s Christmas budget. You may wind up spending more on the holidays than you had originally planned. By Christmas Day, your ruling planet Saturn has already settled into your Sun sign. making himself at home with the company of none other than Venus. They`ll conjunct and join forces on that day, and you could wind up spending even more on last-minute gifts, extra food or even travel. Only Superman could stop this fast-moving locomotive, and since he`s not around at the moment, you`ll have to rely on your own ability to say “enough” and cut yourself off from buying another thing. What you have done already is more than enough and it will be more than appreciated by those you love. Besides, you know that it`s whom you`re with and not what you have that really matters, right?

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Personal theme: I know!!
Air & fixed sign: January 20 — February 18

Your horoscope for this month:

You have a unique understanding that everybody, from friends and family to colleagues, has their own special view of life. While, ordinarily, you enjoy those unique characteristics, during December these could be annoying, if not very inconvenient. That`s because decisions others are making or, perhaps, their reaction to changes in circumstance, are creating serious problems. Or so it seems. Actually, these are breaking up restrictive patterns in your life. Once you`ve shed these, you`ll wonder why you questioned those changes, for even a moment.

An angry outburst will be a cause for regret at the beginning of the month. Bite your tongue whenever you feel your blood starting to boil. On the 3rd, the Full Moon will throw a spanner in the works of your schedule, forcing you to cancel a fun outing. Coming to an absent-minded friend`s rescue has become tedious. It`s time to set some healthier boundaries with this inconsiderate person. Be sure to attend a festive occasion at the middle of the month. Wear a stylish, eye catching outfit that makes you feel fabulous; you`ll create quite a stir. The New Moon on the 18th is ideal for joining a study group. You`ll enjoy talking about your favourite subject with fellow enthusiasts. The second half of December will prompt you to adopt a lower profile. Spending more time on solitary pursuits will be rewarding. Christmas could turn into a quiet affair, spent only with your nearest and dearest friends.

You could experience a financial shock wave. Indeed, by the Full Moon on 3rd (which also happens to be Mercury`s retrograde station), you may be rethinking a purchase altogether. With one of your ruling planets, Saturn, changing signs at the winter solstice on 20th, focus on savings may be essential. You likely won`t be the only sign to become more interested in minimalism. Even when it comes to gift shopping, you may be more interested in giving someone an experience than a thing. You could also find between 16th and 20th that you really do have treasures in the attic. It may be possible to sell these by 20th giving yourself a cash cushion by the solstice. It might be wise then -, and perhaps on Tuesday 19th, to seek financial advice particularly with regard to long-term pensions and tax -planning. Between 25th and the end of the year, a joint financial matter could have your attention. It may be that by placing a deposit early, that you could secure a discount.

Finance: Sometimes spending money is good for the soul, especially when it`s spent on good times with friends, co-workers, and family. Since most of the planets we look at are spending time in the outgoing Sagittarian energy and your eleventh house of peers and groups, your social calendar could be filling up fast with things to do and places to go. Go for it, Aquarius! Mercury will be in retrograde so there may be limits as to what you can do, but there`s no need to avoid festivities. Later on, the 21st, the Sun and Saturn will conjunct in Capricorn. This highlights your house of secrets and behind-the-scenes dealings. It`s a good day to change your passwords on all of your financial accounts and double-check your computer`s virus protection. Not that you`re a target for identify theft, per se, but this is a reminder to not leave your finances unprotected. Take the universal guidance and step up to the task. You won`t be sorry.

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

Your horoscope for this month:

As a Pisces, you benefit from a powerful intuition, although you don`t always think about it, these insights influence your view of events, and the words and actions of others. During December, however, your perceptive powers are at a peak. This is good timing, because often events will make no logical sense. Yet this unique perception will guide you, both confirming that seemingly chaotic events are actually breaking up restrictive arrangements and, equally, that the changes you`re undertaking are as timely as they are wise.

An unexpected expense could upset your equilibrium at the start of December. Take a deep breath and summon up all your inventiveness. An imaginative solution to your problem could arrive on the 3rd, courtesy of the Full Moon. Instead of maintaining an expensive lifestyle, you may decide to move to a neighbourhood full of undeveloped potential. Reducing your housing costs will give you more opportunities to enjoy the activities you love, like going to concerts, plays and movies. An exciting career opportunity will make your eyes sparkle with excitement at the middle of the month. Not only will the position be prestigious, but the money might be much more than you expected. The New Moon on the 18th will find you travelling for business. Visiting a country, you`ve never seen before will be stimulating. You`ll be able to sign a new client on this eventful journey. During the second half of December, you`ll rub elbows with a variety of impressive executives, even over Christmas and into the New Year.

By December`s Full Moon (3rd), it may be time for a financial rethink. You can take your time about this as Mercury is retrograde at the apex of your solar chart from 3rd to 23rd. Of course, it`s normal for this time of year to be expensive for all signs: yet you could find the period 6th to 16th particularly so. Indeed, as early as the morning of Sunday 17th you might decide it`s absolutely essential to rein yourself in. It might help to know that from the winter solstice on 21st, the desire to `go minimal` should appeal greatly. Indeed, if you hold that thought in the early part of the month that could have benefits. Fact is that from the solstice and through to the end of the year your thinking is likely to be very different. It might be possible between 6th and 16th to free yourself of items or even shares that are now costing you more in terms of time and money then you`re really able to give. Bottom line is that by the end of 2017 you could be set on a different financial path entirely.

Finance: Whether it`s spending on presents, taking advantage of sales or simply hosting a fabulous holiday party for friends and family, Venus in Sagittarius – your house of friends, peer groups, hopes, and wishes – from the 1st of December through the 24th, may cause you to spend more than usual on the holidays. You may even get the travel bug and decide to take a last-minute, much-needed vacation. Still, we all have limits as to what we can and should do, so try to have a little restraint. Most people feel blessed just to have you in their company. Even if you arrive empty-handed, you always bring something to the plate. A good way to use this energy is to show your talents to the boss by showing why what you envision would be a good investment for the company. Just don`t be surprised if they claim the idea as their own.
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2 comments on “GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast 3-10 Dec 2017

  1. Incredible! Newsletter this week. Thank you so much for sharing. Soon as my computer speak to me again, I will re-blog this with pleasure. No good at doing it on my phone.

    Sent from my iPhone


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