GrannyMoon’s Weekly Feast 9-15 July 2018


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.


Goddess Month of Month of Rosea begins 6/13 – 7/10 – Goddess Month of Kerea begins 7/11 – 8/8

Celtic Tree Calendar: Tinne (Holly) July 8 to August 4


Current Moon Phase: WANING MOON

Time: From full moon to dark moon (approx.14 days)

Goddess Aspect: Crone

Associated Goddesses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan

Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic ability, scrying, reversing circumstances. Workings on this day are for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleansings.

Honoring the Goddess Every Day at
So mote it be!!


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


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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
Monday – Wear pearl, moonstone, or crystal. Use an emerald for amulets.
Color of The Day: Silver, Grey, White
Colors for Tomorrow: Red
Candle: White
Lucky Sign: Monday Is The Lucky Day For The Sign of Cancer
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal
nature, and Goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha
Hail Tyr! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Tyr’s or 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
Hail Odin! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Woden’s or Odin’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.
Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves
Color of The Day: Yellow, Grey
Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Candle: Purple
Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini And Virgo
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret

GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Thor’s Day Hail Thor!
Energy: Male
Ruler: Jupiter
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 Growth, Expansion, Prosperity, Money, Business, Attracting More
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, ruby, 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
Rule 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


Llewellyn’s Spell a Day

Bells for Liberty
Spell Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018

On this date in 1776, the Liberty Bell rang out in Philadelphia and the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence took place. Although we celebrate our nation’s independence from Britain, we must remember that not all people in our nation have their civil liberties and are free from oppression. Many groups still face civil rights battles.

Today, let us ring our own bells as a reminder of these ongoing battles, and let it serve as an energetic and symbolic call to engage however we can to support civil rights and liberties for all citizens! As you ring your bells, you can recite your own list of groups still fighting for equality. Follow it with this incantation:

“Peace, freedom, liberty, equality,
May it come swiftly.
With clarity of vision for everyone,
Let freedom ring out, let it be won.
Let it ring, let it sing,
With pure hearts,
These things we work to bring!”
This post was written by Blake Octavian Blair on July 08, 2018
Boost Your Self-Confidence with Yarrow
Spell Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018

There are times in our lives when we need a little boost of self-confidence. Maybe you have been asked to give a speech or you have an interview coming up. Yarrow is an herb that has been used for courage since ancient times.

For this spell you will need:
* An inscribing tool (such as a nail, straight pin, needle,
or small knife—anything sharp)
* A red or orange candle
* Bergamot oil
* A red or orange drawstring bag
* A tiger’s-eye gem
* Dried yarrow

Use your inscribing tool to carve personal symbols of self-confidence into the candle. Anoint the candle with bergamot oil. Light the candle and focus on all of your wonderful qualities.

Take your bag, gem, and yarrow, and hold them over the candle flame one at a time. Hold each item high over the flame in a closed fist—you don’t want to accidentally catch a dried herb on fire in your hand! As you do this, repeat words of power, such as strong, confident, capable, worthy, or courageous. Put the yarrow and tiger’s eye into the pouch, and carry it with you for confidence. Snuff out the candle for later use.
This post was written by Monica Crosson on July 07, 2018
The Goddess Smiles Upon You
Spell Date: Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday is Freya’s and Venus’s day, a time to invoke love, joy, and beauty. Here in North America, these summer days are long with light. Invoke a sense of timelessness. Allow the light to stretch time and enable you to feel rich and lush, beautiful and loving. Move slowly through the day, pausing to say:

“Time stretches luxuriously.
There is time for all goodness today.”

Let the goodness find you. Create beauty in each of your interactions. Look into people’s eyes when you talk with them, greet strangers you pass by on the street with a smile or nod, hold the door for people, pat friendly dogs, and admire babies. Feel the energetic charge of each small positive interaction build within you, growing wider and longer. Internalize the positivity, and feel your own beauty, bask in your joy, and know you are loved. Let Freya and Venus smile upon you.
This post was written by Dallas Jennifer Cobb on July 06, 2018

Protection Against Malevolence
Spell Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018

We all have times when someone is angry with us and does not wish us well. In extreme cases, you may be the recipient of an angry hex or curse. What to do?

First, remember that cold iron is one of the best materials for repelling negative magical energy. Hanging an old-fashioned horseshoe above the door (on the inside) will keep your threshold safe from intrusion. An old railroad spike will work, too.

Second, work a basic grounds warding. Circle your home and property three times, moving widdershins (counterclockwise). As you walk, repeat:

“Wards are set, safe at home.”

You may wish to smudge or scatter salt as you walk. For added protection, bury a small Witch bottle (e.g., a bottle of nails, rosemary, and bits of obsidian) near the front of the house.

Third, stop in front of your door and use salt to create a pentagram in the area of the doormat. Step over the pentagram as you enter your home (and don’t forget to lock the door!).
This post was written by Susan Pesznecker on July 05, 2018
Liberty and Justice for All
Spell Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

For readers in the United States, Independence Day can be a fun and frivolous time of celebration to mark the anniversary of colonial independence from England in 1776. However, Native American nations suffered greatly from these colonial conquests—and continue to suffer even now, in many cases.

We can’t erase the past. We are where we are, and we must move forward with compassion. Historical violence and bloodshed have left an energetic mark of terror in colonized America and elsewhere. Let’s lend a little bit of healing to these imprints regardless of our own nationality.

Light a red candle, a white candle, a blue candle, and a brown candle to symbolize the earth and her indigenous peoples (the brown is not a reference to skin color, but to the fertile earth). Place a map of the US next to the candles (even if it’s on your phone or computer). Use your hands to pull heat off all four candles, and direct the warmth all over the map while visualizing harmony and repeating this:

“Peace must prevail. Let freedom
ring. With liberty and justice
for all! So mote it be.”
This post was written by Raven Digitalis on July 04, 2018
Out With the Old
Spell Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

During the cooler months, we often notice that the air in the house gets stagnant and needs an airing out, but in the hotter months, especially if the windows are closed and the air conditioning is running nonstop, we still get that stagnant, sometimes smelly air.

Use today to open the windows at least for a little while. If it’s really hot where you are, try for a couple of hours in the early morning or the later evening to help keep the temperature down. Otherwise, fling the windows open and let the breeze cleanse and refresh your indoor air. Add a few drops of lemon oil to water in a spray bottle and give all of your screens a spritz. As you work on each window, say:

“Out with the old, in with the new.”

Take a deep breath of the fresh air as it comes in.
This post was written by Kerri Connor on July 03, 2018
World UFO Day
Spell Date: Monday, July 2, 2018

It’s World UFO Day! If you can, sit under the stars tonight. Otherwise, place an image of space on your altar, light a candle, and sit before it. Relax your mind, breathe deeply, and see a glowing circle of protective light around you. Then envision a pillar of light encompassing you and connecting you with the core of the earth. See this pillar of light also extend straight upward and out of the atmosphere to connect you with the cosmos. Knowing and sensing that you are safely anchored with silver cords to the core of the planet, allow your consciousness to ascend into outer space. Go on an astral journey to connect with extraterrestrial wisdom. Perhaps you will visit another planet or find yourself on board a spaceship. Be open to what occurs, see who shows up, and be ready tolearn what your new friends have to teach you.
This post was written by Tess Whitehurst on July 02, 2018


Time of Astrological Retrogrades & Eclipses
By Ruby

Many of you have expressed to me how you want to move forward in one way or another, in some part of your life, and yet you feel stuck! And you’re probably very curious when you’ll get to start moving forward again. Well here’s what’s happening.

It is a time of Retrograde Planets!
It’s not that you are necessarily doing anything wrong, in fact, you probably have been doing everything you can think of, but perhaps that’s not even working! This is a time to wait, and do your work spiritually! During Retrograde time like now, we go more inward and start to process on a very deep level all of the issues in our life we want to change or even some of the stuff we don’t, we just can’t make things work in the same way! This is NOT YOUR FAULT! It is not about what you are doing.

This summer at one point there will be six planets in their Retro cycles, except for the Sun and Moon, and not only are they in Retrograde but also they are hanging out together. The Retrograde planets cause blocks and major slowdowns in more than one area of your life. However, this doesn’t mean everything in your life will be stuck or on hold. But just like everyone else, there will be some things that get stopped. Most of you aren’t too happy about this Astrological lineup, so it’s important to understand just what part of your own personal Astrology Birth Chart these Retrogrades are moving through because that tells us what part of your life is being most affected. Even though you already probably could guess some of it just by what you are experiencing.
SO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK and avoid taking actions because this is seriously a waiting game we are in!

Retrograde Planets Timeline

Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto will all be Retrograde between June 26 and July 10th.
Jupiter turns direct and out of Retrograde on July 10th, leaving four planets retrograde.
July 25, Mercury is Retrograde and there are 5 planets going in reverse.
August 7, Uranus turns Retrograde and that makes six planets plus Chiron Retrograde.
The planets slowly start turning direct with Mercury, on August 18th.

The Summer is a good time to sit back and reflect on your life, so take it slow and hopefully, you will see that things just aren’t moving as quickly so you can take your time. Let things unfold naturally during this slowed down time, and don’t push things. There’s no point in pushing something if it’s not going to happen from the start or if it is going to be a mess, and that is exactly what Retrograde planets can bring. Perspective is everything folks, take this time and enjoy it, look at it as a time to relax or take a little vacay time, this will help you take some of the pressure off yourself and your life. Try not to worry! Zen out and just allow the energies to be what they are now. You can’t change anything about it, take it from me observing Retrograde time over the last 20 something years, and seeing so many folks try to push it and do things that aren’t really working for them, or trying something totally different and have nothing but problems that lasted months after the Retrograde cycles were over. It’s not worth the frustration!

Astro Outlook for July
July 8th – Sun Trines Neptune, this will be a nice energy that will stick around for some of the week, so enjoy! We can feel a bit lazy but our intuition is super strong and our dreams can be vivid and meaningful.
July 9th – Mercury Square Jupiter, watch your mouth again, Mercury rules over how we communicate and if you get frustrated once this energy appears you could seriously go off.
July 11th, Venus Trine Uranus, this can be a nice energy to meet someone new in or just out of the blue, and for couples that are already together, you just might be able to put some spark back into your relationships.
July 12th, Sun Opposite Pluto, this can be a good day but don’t let your ego or mind get in your way. You might feel amazingly powerful, but you can end up throwing your weight around and have major ego battles with others.
July 14th, Venus Trine Saturn, this is when we can make sure our committed relationships are secure, and when longer term commitments can be made.

A New Moon comes together on Thursday, July 12 in the sign of Cancer, this is actually the first of the Summer Eclipses!
This New Moons message is all about letting go of something, as it’s a time to transform yourself and get rid of what is holding you back from happiness.

This Solar Eclipse is going to be very powerful, it represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one. A regular New Moon’s influence can last for a month after it comes together, but a Solar Eclipse influence can last from three to six months. However, the Cosmos is busy and there are two Solar Eclipses this summer. The next one is on August 11, and it will be even stronger or more powerful than this one.

The New Moon Eclipses are an ideal time to plant those seeds of intentions for any future goals you desire, it is time to manifest folks! Wherever, this Eclipse falls in your own personal “Astrology Birth Chart,” will be the area of your life that you will have the best opportunity for something new or improved to start, by the end of the year or even into next year.

The Eclipse on July 12 might just push you to do more with your life. Therefore, it can create chaos or crisis if you get caught off guard. But hopefully, you are learning now just by reading this blog, and you will gain enough insight and avoid a crisis altogether. So I do hope you take this information and do something amazing with your life, by working with the energies of the Eclipses. Please share this blog with friends so they can understand how it all works and use this info too.

If you aren’t too sure where the Eclipse falls in your personal “Astrology Birth Chart” and just how it will impact you, then you can order a Regular Reading, and I will give you that info during our session, or a “One Question Reading” and I will send you a Mini-Report (just about this Eclipse information) that’s generated just for you based off your chart information. For more info and prices please message me here on Facebook or email me at

It’s a great time to Manifest Relationships!
Many of you are looking for new love in some way and some folks may even meet a soulmate during this time. Already existing relationships might just enjoy more stability. If you are in a stressful relationship than this is a good time to work through your problems and find solutions. But if for whatever reason your relationship isn’t already solid and doesn’t have staying power, these Eclipses may just separate you too help you figure it all out.

For those of you who are impatient when it comes to manifesting, please keep “Setting Those Intentions” and making out those “Wish Lists.” The things you want in this life don’t always come immediately, sometimes it just takes time! The Universe doesn’t always just give us what we want, but the whole point of “Setting Intentions” is to be put on a path in the right direction towards your desires. So if you are consistent and continue to keep asking and focusing on what it is you want and not what you don’t, you will either get put on the right path or get what you want in time. So do your work folks, or it won’t work! Period.

There is no magic cure to stop these energies but you can do work to help ease off the tension, no matter your beliefs, take some time to go inward and connect to your higher-self or a higher power and ask for what it is you want, and for help during this wild crazy time. If you need help through this or a guide to ease your tension than I am here to help, get with me about a Reading session and we will come up with a plan.

Good Luck!


Heartwings Love Notes 834 A Simple Meal for a Hot Summer Day

Heartwings says, “Hot days call for simple, easy recipes.”

In addition to losing my appetite in the heat, in the summer I never feel much like cooking. One reasons autumn is my favorite season is that when the weather cools off I feel much more like cooking as well as like eating. However it’s not then now, so I need to be in the present moment in the kitchen. Simple recipes are my go to solution for eating healthy food in this hot weather. I find it’s easier to motivate myself to cook when I don’t have to spend a lot of time doing it.

Salads are all very well in hot weather, however I do get tired of them and in fact I actually prefer a hot meal even when it is warm outside. One of my favorite easy summer recipes combines freshly available local greens and pasta. It really doesn’t matter what greens you use. Personally I like the combination of spinach and Swiss chard, however, kale with spinach or chard is good too, and so are collard greens, broccoli rabe, or other potential ingredients you can use singly or in combination.

I like to use my food processor to mix the greens together, adding good olive oil and some fresh garlic as well. A blender would be difficult to use, however lacking a food processor you could use a food mill to grind and blend the cooked greens. A food processor is a very useful tool and one that even though I like to cut my vegetables by hand, I have come to rely on for certain kinds of food preparation. I treasure my kitchen tools. Some of them date back more years than I prefer to count. I have a wooden cutting board I received at a shower for my first child who is now a grandmother.

The recipe itself is very simple. Ingredients are: a pound or so of spinach, the same of Swiss chard, or use other greens as suggested above. Cook them separately in as little water as possible. Drain well and turn together into the food processor bowl. Add 3 or 4 tablespoons good olive oil, 2 medium cloves chopped or sliced garlic or 1 large one, and a pinch or two of salt. Process until everything is nicely blended. Meanwhile, cook pasta of your choice to serve your diners. When done, drain, put in a serving bowl and pour the mingled greens over it. Stir well and serve with freshly grated Parmesan. Simple, tasty, and good for you as well! Finish the meal with some fresh watermelon and enjoy.

May you enjoy your summer food preparation and serve healthy local foods.

Blessings and best regards, Tasha Halpert

What do you like to serve in the hot weather? I’d love to know! Write and tell me!


Goodnight Moon Spell
by dragonsoulmagic

A tarot card spell that will help you get closer to the moon. Perfect for moon/lunar/astrology witches! ** Name based from the book Goodnight Moon

What you need:

Your tarot deck of choice
A glass of water
A candle (optional)
A window at night
An offering for the moon (optional)

Get ready for bed (brush your teeth, wash your face, pajamas, etc)
Get comfortable at a window in your home before bed
Take 3 deep breaths or more if you need, clear your mind. Light a candle if you wish
Start by talking to the moon, admire it, tell it about your day, soak up its energy. This should be relaxing. In this time present an offering (can be food, flowers, a crystal, etc)
Take your tarot deck and shuffle. When ready, find the Moon card and take each card on either side of it. Interpret it as you please, whether you asked a question or wanted some advice
Leave the deck to charge under the moon with The Moon card on top
Leave a glass of water to sit under the moon to charge and drink it first thing in the morning
Spend some time with the moon if you wish, read under it, meditate under it, etc.
When you’re going to bed, make sure to say Goodnight to the moon!


When Doors Open
By Madisyn Taylor

Our lives are the result of all the doors we have walked through, and our continued growth depends on our willingness to keep moving into new spaces.
When a door opens, walk through it. Trust that the door has opened for a reason and you have been guided to it. Sometimes we have a tendency to overanalyze or agonize over the decision, but it is quicker to simply go through the door and discover what’s there as that’s the only way to know. Even if it doesn’t seem right at first, opening this door may lead to another door that will take us where we need to go.

Doors open when the time is right for us to enter a new space, metaphorically speaking, and we can have faith that walking through is the right thing to do. Sometimes we linger in the threshold because we are afraid of leaving our old life for a life we know nothing about. We may have voices inside of our heads that try to hold us back or people in our lives saying discouraging things. These voices, internal and external, are known as threshold spirits, and they express all the fears and doubts that arise at the beginning of a new life. Nevertheless, none of these voices can hold us back, and they will fall silent as soon as we cross the threshold.

There are many doors that open in the course of our lives, leading us into new relationships, jobs, friendships, and creative inspirations. Our lives up to this point are the result of all the doors we have walked through, and our continued growth depends on our willingness to keep moving into new spaces. Every time we walk through an open door, we create a sense memory that encourages us to move into the new fearlessly. When we enter the new space, we almost always feel a thrill and a new feeling of confidence, in ourselves and in the universe. We have stepped across the threshold into a new life.


Staying Healthy In Summer

Stay hydrated: Summer heat can sneak up on you! Even when you think you are not thirsty, your body is already craving water. Being active for extended periods of time make it more difficult to notice dehydration. Bring a water bottle with volume markings to keep track of how much you are drinking and how much more you need to drink.

Keep active: It can be hard to exercise during the day when the summer heat is on or you have a full-time job at an office.Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park further away so you have to walk further each morning and afternoon. Take walks during lunchtime. Walk in the shade or avoid walking between 11 am – 3 pm when the sun is the strongest.

Prevent eye strain: Sitting in front of a computer screen all day makes you particularly susceptible to eye strain. Apply the 20-20-20 Rule: After every 20 minutes, you should look away from your screen and focus on an object that is 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.

Pack a healthy lunch: Don’t forget the snacks! This will help you maintain a nutritious diet and avoid the temptation of the unhealthy snacks in the vending machine. Make healthy choices in the company cafeteria. Pack lots of fruits and cut up vegetables for that picnic basket or road trip.

Wash your hands: That means frequently throughout the day to prevent contracting germs and illnesses from your surroundings. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.


Stephen Halpert
Harry and Bessie at Proud Snout 3

Rose Kerns left Harry and Bessie at their table in the dining room of Proud Snout. She gave them dining coupons and agreed to see them the next day before they drove home.
Bessie gazed at the wall in front of them and averted her eyes. “Harry, could we switch to different seats? That big fish is staring right at me. And it doesn’t look friendly.”
Harry grinned. “Sure.” He started to get up and paused. “Bessie, don’t you realize it’s just a stuffed fish?”
“I don’t care if it’s marinated or fried. I don’t like the look in its eyes.”
They moved to other seats.. It was high tide and the surf washed ferociously over the rocks. The dining galley as it was called was designed in a rustic, seafaring motif: ships’ anchors, antique wooden steering wheels and brass fittings. Skillfully prepared fish mounted on plaques of various sizes peered from the walls. Their side of the long wooden tables covered with checkered oil cloth faced outward toward the crashing sea. “I could get seasick looking at that ocean,” Harry said. “Must be quite something sitting here during a storm.”
The servers appeared with the salads and set them down. Bessie picked at hers and wrinkled her nose. “Not very fresh. The lettuces is wilted. How can they serve salad greens this decrepit.” She pushed away her plate.
Another couple sat down across from them. They smiled. “David and Cindy MacDonald,” an elderly, balding gentleman in seersucker said. “You folks checking out the Snout?”
Harry nodded and introduced himself and Bessie.
“I’ve seen you on television,” Cindy MacDonald said. “You’re the man who’s in bed with the pretty young things.” She frowned in Bessie’s direction.
Harry chuckled “Gets the attention of the viewers.”
Cindy pursed her lips. “If Old MacDonald here ever pulled a stunt like that I’d kick him right off the farm.”
Bessie smiled. “Harry sells mattresses and bedroom sets. He has to show his customers how comfortable our beds and mattresses can be. And what better way…”
Cindy MacDonald humphed. “A little too comfortable if you ask me. Lead a man into the bedroom and the next thing you know…”
“Pay no attention to my wife,” David MacDonald said. His expression was jovial but Bessie noticed an edge to his voice.
The server brought the MacDonalds their salads. Bessie noticed their greens were equally limp and unappealing.
“Like fish?” David MacDonald asked. “We have it lots. Cat food cannery here in town.”
“Luxury cat food,” Cindy MacDonald said proudly. “The Snout family was one of the first cat food providers in the country: Frisky Paws.”
“Cindy, hush!” David MacDonald said with a frown. “I wouldn’t want these good folks to think we get served cat food here at the Snout.”
Another couple joined them. Their nametags read Dorothy and Hubert Presley. Where Cindy was stout, with a bulldog expression, Dorothy was thin, her neck narrow and corded. She squinted at Harry. “You look familiar.”
“Sure he does,” Cindy MacDonald said gleefully. “He’s featured in those tasteless mattress commercials on TV: you know the ones where he’s in bed with sweet young things who should know better.”
Dorothy leaned forward, her chin jutting. “I hope you’re faithful to your wife. We don’t allow philandering here at the Snout.”
“Of course,” Harry said. His face reddened.
She turned to Bessie. “We’ll have no hanky panky here. Truth to tell, all that sea air can turn a man’s mind. I’ve seen it happen more than just once.”
Bessie raised her eyebrows and smiled. “I completely trust my Harry,” she said.
The wait staff wheeled in supper. Bessie elbowed Harry. “The roast chicken seems peculiar,” she said in a whisper. It had a dried out look beside small serving of what appeared to be canned green beans and half a baked potato.
Hubert Presley gave Harry his best man to man smile . “Enjoy a little poker?”
“I’m more into gin rummy,” Harry said.
Hubert pursed his lips and shook his head. Poker’s more fun. We go for five card stud.”
“The girls usually play duplicate bridge,” David looked over at Bessie. “My Cindy has more master points than you could shake a stick at.”
“Never played it,” Bessie said. “Not my kind of game.”
“Cold winters here at the Snout,” Dorothy said, changing the subject. “I hope you’re not one of those feminists we read about on the North Shore, one of those arrogant Hillary supporters.”
Bessie poked at her stringy chicken. The canned green beans were watery. “I supported her,” she said quietly. “I like what she stands for.”
Dorothy frowned. “Certain types of wives tolerate overly liberal husbands.”
Harry grinned and nudged Bessie. “Maybe we should change the advertising,” he said. “Get a little more trendy, more pizzazz for today’s youthful buyers. Gotta keep up with the millennials.”
“What might work better?” Bessie asked.
He raised his voice slightly. “Maybe for the new fall promos I’ll wear a blond wig and roll around on a king size mattress with some male models.”
Bessie grinned. “Oh Harry , I love you so. Your originality is stunning!” She smiled at Dorothy and Cindy, “After all, my husband isn’t the mattress Tsar of Pawtucket for nothing.”
The people at their table weren’t quite sure how to respond so they all looked down at their food.
The servers wheeled in dessert: pound cake drenched in bittersweet chocolate.
David broke the ensuing silence. He looked up and grinned at Harry. “You two will be guests here at the Snout tonight, yes? Maybe if you’d like we could check out the pool.”
Harry looked at Bessie. “I don’t want to disappoint you Dear, but I just realized I have an early meeting with a wholesaler and need to be to the showroom by ten. Best we drive back home tonight.”
Bessie nodded. “Sure. We can always come back. I’m looking forward to seeing the cottages.”
Cindy, Dorothy and Hubert nodded politely. David MacDonald looked disappointed. He smiled at Harry. “Maybe next time we can check out the pool and the hot tub.”
Harry nodded. “Sounds like a plan.” He pushed back his chair and stood up.
David MacDonald grinned at Bessie. “We Snouters aren’t nearly as stodgy as you might think.”
“Of course not,” Bessie smiled. “I’d never think anything like that.” She stood up .”Thanks for the conversation,” she said. She and Harry held hands as they exited the dining room and found their car.
I guess I’m not so sure as I was,” Bessie said as they drove home. “Something about that place…”
Harry nodded and breathed a sigh of relief. “I agree.”
“One thing Harry,” she said shaking her head. “When you do that new mattress commercial with the male models if I were you I wouldn’t wear a blond wig. It’s just not you.”
(to be continued)


Dispelling Drama
By Madisyn Taylor

The drama in some people’s lives can serve as excitement, prompting the body to manufacture adrenaline, producing a pleasurable surge of energy.

There are scores of people in the world who seem to be magnets for calamity. They live their lives jumping from one difficult situation to the next, surrounded by unstable individuals. Some believe themselves victims of fate and decry a universe they regard as malevolent. Others view their chaotic circumstances as just punishments for some failing within. Yet, in truth, neither group has been fated or consigned to suffer. They are likely unconsciously drawing drama into their lives, attracting catastrophe through their choices, attitudes, and patterns of thought. Drama, however disastrous, can be exciting and stimulating. But the thrill of pandemonium eventually begins to frustrate the soul and drain the energy of all who embrace it. To halt this process, we must understand the root of our drama addiction, be aware of our reactions, and be willing to accept that a serene, joyful life need not be a boring one.

Many people, so used to living in the dramatic world they create, feel uncomfortable when confronted with the prospect of a lifetime of peace and contentment. The drama in their lives serves multiple purposes. Upset causes excitement, prompting the body to manufacture adrenaline, which produces a pleasurable surge of energy. For those seeking affection in the form of sympathy, drama forms the basis of their identity as a victim. And when drama is familial, many people believe they can avoid abandonment by continuing to play a key role in the established family dynamic. The addiction to drama is fed by the intensity of the feelings evoked during bouts of conflict, periods of uncertainty, and upheaval.

Understanding where the subconscious need for drama stems from is the key to addressing it effectively. Journaling can help you transfer this need from your mind onto a benign piece of paper. After repeated writing sessions, your feelings regarding the mayhem, hurt feelings, and confusion often associated with drama become clear. When you confront your emotional response to drama and the purpose it serves in your life, you can reject it. Each time you consciously choose not to take part in dramatic situations or associate with dramatic people, you create space in your inner being that is filled with a calm and tranquil stillness and becomes an asset in your quest to lead a more centered life.


Weekly Horoscopes beginning: Sunday, 08 July 2018

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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 week:

Recent discussions were informative. Still, don`t just assume things will fall into place as planned. With the first of the current series of three eclipses taking place on the 13th, focus on the unexpected. Others may advise careful investigation. Instead, allow the adventurous side of your nature to take the lead. While, at minimum, you`ll learn something, what or who you encounter could be life-changing.

Someone you`ve known for ages might pull out of joint arrangements and this will take you by surprise. After thinking about it, you will realise they`re growing bored. Also, if you`re honest, you will admit to feeling the same way. It is time for a change and a challenge. Get ready to scale new mountains. A new work offer could bring in some extra income, but it might possibly also mean sacrificing some of your free time to fit it in, but it will be worth it.

Between this weekend and next, three significant cosmic events take place: Venus changes sign, Jupiter arrives at a key station and a Solar Eclipse on Friday lies exactly opposite Pluto and in another of the Cardinal signs. All these factors together suggest a shakeup for everyone. With this eclipse accenting the very backbone of your solar chart, issues around property might need to be addressed. If you haven`t already uprooted, then it`s possible you will do so within the next six months. Certainly, a change of direction, finding different routes to work and a new administrative system will surely all be discussed. The important thing in all of this is Jupiter`s station in an area of your solar chart connected to financial partnerships. It may be that a credit check is necessary or a review of your financial and how best to build a safety net is considered. This might be driven by a tax demand or rising interest rates. Whatever, facing these challenges will surely bring out the best in you. Those of your sign are known for courage and for facing up to difficulties. This week you could do so imaginatively and in such a way that others are fascinated.. Your leadership skills will surely be noted.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

While you`ve accomplished a great deal since your ruler Venus moved to accent certain domestic and family matters, you`ve been thinking more about duty than fun. By midweek your focus shifts to love and life`s joys, which is a relief. True, unsettled matters involving your domestic or working life demand attention. Despite that, happily, you`ve plenty of time to savour the wonderful events currently coming your way.

You`ve always been practical and sensible. You`re usually the one to remain calm in tense situations but something is making you moody. Try to be more patient with people who can`t make up their minds. If you get angry, you will only confuse them further. Are you looking for work? This will be a good week to go on job interviews. Emphasise your strong work ethic and promote your communication skills. An exciting job offer could be just around the corner.

Your ruling planet, Venus, moves into another of the Earth signs on Tuesday just slightly ahead of Jupiter stationing in your opposite sign. A major connection between the two occurs slightly ahead of the Solar Eclipse at the end of this week. It`s probable that your star is rising – and at speed. This particular Solar Eclipse takes place as Pluto opposes it from the other end of the zodiac. Many signs will feel the need to reinvent, reprocess and reimagine their working lives.. Opportunities for you to expand and, perhaps, consider a major business partnership opportunity seem likely. This will likely involve someone who`s shown considerable entrepreneurship already: is as apprehensive about involvement as you may be, but whose proposal given time to work, could be advantageous for you both. Obviously, much depends on your personal chart. It may be that between now and the Solar Eclipse on August 11, you do well to have someone look at this chart and assess the possible impact of this eclipse on your career and working life.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

The difference between being indecisive and deliberately avoiding fixed commitments isn`t always clear. Now, it`s about the unexpected. With three eclipses, on 13 and 27 July and in mid-August, triggering shakeups in existing arrangements and future plans, aim to be flexible yet well informed; and consider absolutely every option. You may not finalise decisions for weeks, but once you do, you`ll be sure they`re wise ones.

You have a great deal of responsibility. A senior colleague keeps dumping more work on your plate and is putting unfair demands on you. They know you have more than your fair share. If this situation continues, you should think about making a formal complaint. Money is a source of strain between you and a partner. You don`t want to discuss your financial situation with anyone and you will prefer to leave anything connected with buying or selling until later in the month.

Venus arrives at the base of your solar chart on Tuesday and just slightly ahead of Jupiter`s station and the Solar Eclipse on Friday. These three factors suggest a complete change of play pace driven by your need to experience better work-life balance. It`s entirely possible that since Jupiter turned retrograde back in March, you`ve been coping with an unhealthy workload. This week the process of delegating begins. Though true, there may be moments when you feel powerless and that your earlier contribution has not been sufficiently valued. It`s likely though for the sake of your health, that much has to change. Note that there are two more eclipses: a lunar and solar to take place before August 11th.. It could be after that date before things settle down. This week the process of reinvention and rebalance begins.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Usually, planning ahead is wise. However, you really can`t anticipate the events that will be ushered in by the Cancer eclipsed New Moon on Friday the 13th. Knowing that, ensure whatever you plan is flexible and, equally, embrace the unexpected. The more you explore, the more you`ll learn. What`s least welcome, at least initially, could turn out to be a breakthrough in the long run.

A group project may hit a few snags. You aren`t happy with the status quo and may have to keep reminding yourself that other members of your team won`t always see things as you do. Be prepared for some lengthy debates as everyone shares their views. If you`re off on a shopping excursion, it would be better to go alone. A friend who knows how good you are at finding bargains is keen to join you and they`re likely to snatch a good buy for themselves.

This week`s Solar Eclipse is in your sign and is extra important in that it opposes Pluto. Many of you may have felt the effect already – perhaps as early as the end of January. Upheaval, reorganisation and, to a certain extent, reinvention is all part of this eclipse story. In particular, and with Jupiter stationing just a few days earlier, and in another of the Water signs, the need to re-explore areas that interested you as a child will likely be imperative. It may be that you need to go back before you can move forward. The support of childhood friends, neighbours and perhaps even siblings should make all this so much easier. Indeed, before the weekend you could be introduced to a network that will have significant role to play in your career for the next seven years.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

You`ve probably already noticed that even thrilling ideas or offers, yours or those of others, don`t always unfold as intended. Yet, bizarrely, seemingly unwelcome changes often turn out better than your original plans. It`s the same now. So, when facing the unexpected, respond by being inquisitive. The more you explore, the more you`ll learn; and better yet, when changes arise, you`ll have plenty to think about.

If you are typical of your sign, you are energetic, optimistic and cheerful. You will need all these qualities early in the week to keep on top of everything. Later, the pace will be less hectic, and you will get more chance to think as well as to do. You`re very protective of the people you care for and if someone is making life difficult for a friend, you won`t stand for it. If there`s any unfairness going on, you will speak on behalf of the underdog.

Jupiter stations at the base of your solar chart just as Venus changes signs. These events occur just slightly ahead of Friday`s Solar Eclipse. The combination suggests that ideas and plans that have been held back since mid-March will now begin to move forward. In fact, you could be taken aback by the speed at which things progress. Property matters are likely to be involved. If that`s not the case, then the alternative for some Leos, is considering a new career direction altogether. Note that what occurs this week maybe just the seeds of those ideas. Full implementation might not be possible until after the Solar Eclipse in your sign on August 11th. Whatever, note that this Solar Eclipse takes place with Pluto at the other end of the zodiac. All signs are likely to experience a destabilising moment as a result. Some may feel quite powerless. Many will surely be overwhelmed by developments. You too, will likely need time to process change and, in particular, deal with the anxieties aired by those born under either Cancer or Virgo who may feel they`re being pushed in a direction before they`re ready.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Although capable of great diplomacy, when confronted by unfair situations or cornered by critical people, you`ll speak up; but now, tricky situations or your own discretion are preventing you airing your displeasure. While this isn`t easy, it`s giving you time to evaluate certain arrangements that once worked but must either change or go. That clarity will come, but not until September. For now, decisions can wait.

It`s all go and you`re likely to be out and about more than usual. There won`t be a lot of time to think about personal affairs when you`re occupied with tasks that have a deadline. Arrange to take some time out of your busy schedule for hobbies and having fun. Someone you thought was a friend doesn`t seem to have your best interests at heart. They`re turning everything you do together into a competition and you are having your doubts about this relationship.

Venus arrives in your sign on Tuesday. Though this transit happens every year, it doesn`t always coincide with Jupiter`s station or a Solar Eclipse. Though the latter event doesn`t occur until Friday, you could nevertheless feel the approach of change and experience fast-moving developments from Tuesday. It`s probable that others will want to meet you – and more than halfway – in negotiations. It`s possible too that dealings with someone who`s always been vaguely clannish, or perhaps with a family-based company will move to another level. Though these are early days, and complete progress perhaps isn`t possible until after the Solar Eclipse in the middle of August, nevertheless, by Friday it should be apparent that you have much on your side – and not least, a legal team. If it`s not legal matters that have your attention before the weekend, it could be that your expertise is fully recognised, and that experience gained since March could now be put to good and profitable use.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

It`s for good reason you`re known as the soul of diplomacy; but the unsettling nature of events between now and the end of July could rouse your temper. Think twice before speaking up. What`s more, frequent changes could mean seemingly solid facts are unreliable. Instead discuss concerns, encouraging others to airs theirs, too.. The resulting conversations could transform your thinking, and your current and future priorities.

It`s all go and you`re likely to be out and about more than usual. There won`t be a lot of time to think about personal affairs when you`re occupied with tasks that have a deadline. Arrange to take some time out of your busy schedule for hobbies and having fun. Someone you thought was a friend doesn`t seem to have your best interests at heart. They`re turning everything you do together into a competition and you are having your doubts about this relationship.

It`s likely to be all systems go this week. At some level, it might seem that you are in the process of being transplanted. That feeling may be directly attributable to Friday`s Solar Eclipse that opposes Pluto and accents the very backbone of your solar chart. Both at the home and career level, it seems you`re moving to a new platform. It may be that this is financially driven. After months of feeling stuck, progress could be seen. Your ruling planet, Venus changes signs within hours of Jupiter arriving at its station. The combined effect suggests a willingness to move forward – particularly where adventures or travels are concerned. A strong possibility is that dialogue with someone born under one of the Earth signs of Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn and who lives and works overseas will take on new momentum. It may be that they have plans for furthering your partnership and that the excitement this generates leaves you looking forward to meetings to be held before the Lunar Eclipse on July 27th.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

When you commit to a person or plan, you`ll have given it in depth thought, so are unlikely to make changes. However, with eclipses on the 13th, 27th of July and in mid-August shaking things up, twists and turns are inevitable. Knowing that, regard whatever you organise as more of an experiment than a commitment, and both arrangements and your mood will be flexible

Someone you work with will give you some tips on how to solve a personal problem. Normally you would hold back from sharing your private affairs with others, but you sense this is a person you can trust and rely on. Some friends are making plans for the future, but you feel a little left out. It may be they hadn`t expected you to be interested and once you ask to be involved, they will let you know you are most welcome.

Friday`s Solar Eclipse isn`t in your sign, but it does oppose Pluto: one of your ruling planets. Given that this event takes place just a few days after Jupiter stations in your sign, it`s probable that you won`t be far from the heart of drama. It`s equally likely that you`ll thrive on this. Indeed, your star quality could truly shine through. In particular, it should be obvious to all that you`re reaching out beyond your usual comfort zone. Of course, this would take some people by surprise, yet this is part of a 12-year cycle and it`s likely you`ve been through something vaguely similar in the past. What`s different presently is the number of people willing you on. Even slightly ahead of the Solar Eclipse it should be possible to identify an administrative group who understand precisely your goals and are determined that you should achieve them. Though true, as is the case with most eclipses, you may be coming to the end of a phase, it`s probable that on this occasion you will be willing and happy to embrace the next one.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

While you`re by no means a control freak, you`ve learnt that, often, things go more smoothly if you arrange them yourself. Yet now, what you`re dealing with requires the support or guidance of others. Tempting as it is to do things yourself, this approach could complicate matters. Once you`re actually working together, having expert advice will be a relief and you`ll enjoy what you`re learning.

Introducing new appliances into the home seems to cause more trouble than it`s worth. Old fashioned methods will be met with a more positive response. You shouldn`t totally give up on new ideas, but your family will need time to consider those modern plans you have in mind. If you see a bargain advertised online or in a local newspaper, respond immediately or someone else will get there before you. In business and finance, quick reactions will bring quick results. Look for special offers wherever you go.

Though this week`s solar Eclipse isn`t in your sign, it comes just a couple of days after Jupiter, your ruling planet, reaches its direct station. It`s probable that you will soon be all systems go. This might well be propelled by developments in a partner`s career; requiring you to think differently about your own. As this eclipse is in the home loving sign of Cancer, with Pluto in exact opposition, upheaval both at work and at home is probable. This though, may be something you`ve anticipated since earlier in the year. Coincident with Jupiter`s station, Venus moves into another of the Mutable signs, Virgo. It might then suit you to be super organised and to display traits that to some seem quite surprising. The attention you give to detail and, specifically day-to-day organisation might surprise a few. It`s during the course of this week too, that you might consider making changes to your diet that would improve energy levels. Though this process might take some weeks, the rewards should come soon after the August solar eclipse in another of the Fire signs. By then, at every level you could be moving in fresh direction.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Recent unexpected events roused doubts or triggered anxieties about future changes, some of which are still unresolved. True, the coming days` events will bring yet more disruption; but they also offer an opportunity to rethink existing plans and, importantly, broaden your horizons. Be flexible and willing to take chances. While the road may seem clear, what`s least expected could turn out best in the long run.

Despite all the noise and distractions around, you can switch off and concentrate on the job in hand. Friends and workmates may not find it easy to follow your example, but you are interested only in your own concerns. You know that if you stay focused on your goal, you will achieve it. Creative pursuits will help relax you, later.. Accept any chance to join in with activities that exercise your imagination. Make more time for painting, cooking, carpentry or gardening.

This week`s Solar Eclipse is special in that it lies exactly opposite Pluto, presently passing through your sign. It`s probable that you will experience upheaval – and on a grand scale. Given that the eclipse takes place just a few days after Jupiter`s station and Venus` ingress into another of the Earth signs, Virgo, it could be that your attention is turned to family matters and specifically, the needs of those who live and work far away. It`s possible that you will be involved in some kind of family business enterprise.. The seeds for this could be sown now but take about three months before they`re ready for capital injection. A further and strong possibility is that you will be headhunted: perhaps as a result of a crisis elsewhere and where it seems you have exactly the necessary talents and expertise to rescue a project. With so much demanded of you it would be wise to take great care of your health and diet – even you aren`t superhuman!!

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

Your horoscope for this week:

There`s been talk of reorganising elements of your work or lifestyle for ages and you have, in fact, made many changes. However, sudden events are forcing you and others to rethink certain arrangements you`ve regarded as stable. While disruptive, these occasionally bewildering developments are preparing you for the even more exciting, if dramatic, changes being triggered by the Aquarius eclipsed Full Moon on 27 July.

Turn your attention to your well-being. Do you need to take better care of your health? Taking on too much or living beyond your means are both ways to undermine your health and happiness. If you have a choice between putting in some overtime or making the most of some free time to recharge your batteries, go for the latter. Keep the mood around you light hearted as you won`t be in the mood for anything too serious. Witty comments will bring a few good laughs.

Though this week`s Solar Eclipse is not in your sign, it comes not long after Jupiter turns direct at the very apex of your solar chart. It`s entirely possible that career developments will occur. These may well be as a result of others deciding that it`s their time to move on. The upheaval this creates could last from this week through until the Solar Eclipse in your opposite sign mid-August. It`s perhaps not necessary for you to either jump to attention or take action too quickly. That said, there`s high probability that an opening will occur that would suit you perfectly. Though perhaps never known for refined administrative skills, you are more than capable of turning your attention to fine detail and, over the next few weeks could find this a particularly satisfying task. It might also be that now that a Pisces colleague has determined their fresh direction, that in helping them move on, you also create creative space to explore a rapidly developing interest.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

There are few things you dislike more than disappointing others. However, you really can`t ignore the thrilling developments triggered by stunning planetary activity involving your ruler Neptune. Instead of worrying about the upset changes would cause, simply put yourself first. Challenging as this is now, you`ll soon be able to give others a hand, and because of what you`re learning, doing or who you`re meeting now.

Working behind the scenes will get the best results. This will be your chance to work independently and to develop your own style. Keeping to the background could be more enjoyable than you expect, and it will be a relief to shut out distractions. You seem able to avoid problems other people are having. Even so, when a friend pulls out of some social arrangements, their change of heart will cause you to revise your own plans. Take this opportunity to spend more time with your family.

This week`s Solar Eclipse is in another of the Water signs and is likely to mark both an ending and a beginning. Recall that a Solar Eclipse is a sophisticated New Moon. For that energy to build however, certain things need to be swept away. That sweeping should begin on Tuesday as Venus arrives in your opposite sign and just slightly ahead of Jupiter`s station in the other Water sign of Scorpio. Friends are likely to push you in new direction. The fact that so much attention is being given to your recent efforts and, the potential of reward – or at least acknowledgement for the same – might even mean you have something to celebrate by the weekend.. Even so, with this Solar Eclipse opposing Pluto at the other end of the zodiac, you might also need to deal with upheaval at some level. This could be anything from a street being dug up locally to you getting rid of no longer needed papers. All this though should be seen as preparation for the fresh energy that arrives post the eclipse.

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2nd Annual Maryland Paranormal Conference A event for those curious or serious about the paranormal.

Six well known professional speakers in the field of the paranormal will be giving presentations along with having vendor tables. See them live and in person as well as being able to talk to them and seek out their services, buy their books, etc at their vendor tables .

Pre-register via Eventbrite cost is $39.95 If not pre-registered the cost is $50.00 at the door No one under 16 yrs of age will be admitted. .
Saturday August 4, 2018 Gambrills, MD
Doors Open at 09:00 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m. Ends at 5:30 P.M.

Speakers :
TIM SCULLION : Presentation: The Ghostographer – (Ghost Photography) SANDY & JIM YOUNG : Presentation: Beyond The Veil ROB GUTRO: Presentation: Ghosts of England: A Medium’s Vacation Encounters UMA BEEPAT : Presentation: Spirit Communication 101 DAVID SALISBURY : Presentation: Don’t Blame the Witch HIRAM HENDERSON : Presentation: Ghosts, Poltergeists & Hauntings For more info about each speaker and their presentations and/or to buy tickets go to


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Goddess Blessings!
Live Well – Laugh Often – Love Much
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“We all come from the Goddess
And to Her we shall return
Like a drop of rain, going to the ocean”
“May the circle be open, but unbroken,
May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart.
Merry Meet and Merry Part
And Merry Meet Again!”
Goddess Bless!


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