GrannyMoon’s Weekly Feast 1-7 Oct 2018

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

The NEW MOON always rises at sunrise
And the FIRST QUARTER at noon.
The FULL MOON always rises at sunset
And the LAST QUARTER at midnight.
~The New Orleans Mistic

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Light A Candle Today!
In many different traditions lighting a candle is a sacred action. It expresses more than words can express. It has to do with gratefulness. From time immemorial, people have lit candles in sacred places. You may want to begin or end your day by the sacred ritual of lighting a candle on this gratefulness. Or you may want to light a birthday candle for a friend. One single guideline is all you need: Slow down and do it with full attention.

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Goddess Month of Mala begins 9/6 – 10/2
Goddess Month of Hathor begins 10/3 – 10/30
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Celtic Tree Calendar: Gort (Ivy) September 30 to October 27

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Current Moon Phase: The Waning Moon

Waning Moon means the moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon. This is a time for spells that banish, release, reverse. This is a time to break bad habits or bad addictions, to end bad relationships. This is a time of deep intuition and a time for divination.

At this time the moon represents the Goddess in her Crone Aspect, give praise to Hecate, Morrigan or one of the other Crone Goddesses. The period of the waning moon lasts about 14 days.

Waning Gibbous — the Moon is less than fully but more than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. “Waning Moon: Symbolic of letting go, surrender, release, quiet time, contemplation, and a time of incubation.

Goals:
The time of the waxing Moon is in many traditions concerned more with mundane outer matters, whereas the period of the waning Moon deals with subconscious enlightenment leading to the clarification of conscious values. The waxing Moon brings instinctual growth. The waning Moon brings a conscious process of creative release.

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So mote it be!!

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

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GrannyMoon is Founder and Mother High Priestess of GoddessSchool, Sisters of the Burning Branch, dedicated to the Feminine Divine. Living in the Washington, DC suburbs, she attended LDS Seminary, Former staff member and student of the Esoteric Theological Seminary, is an ordained Metaphysical Interfaith minister with doctoral degrees in Theology and Divinity, since 1999. She is a current board member of the Northern Virginia Pagan Pride Day, charter member and former counsel and board member of The Order of the White Moon. A scholar of ancient mysteries, Doula, Reiki Master, Herbalist and Lifetime Member of Herbal Healer Academy, Inc. and former VA State Representative A.R.E.N. Alternative Religions Educational Network. She has dedicated her life to the study and teaching of the Esoteric.

Join us! GrannyMoon@Goddessschool.com http://Goddessschool.com GrannyMoon occasionally teaches classes, and on the last Saturday of the month hosts the Most Excellent Order of the Black Hat – open to all – a group of solitaires who celebrate the wheel of the year. 7:15 – 9:00PM

Face to Face classes at Sticks and Stones – 11037 Lee Highway · Fairfax, VA

GrannyMoon’s Herbal Witches Cauldron – Every last Saturday of the month. Explore a new herb or two and work on a hands-on project with us. 4-6PM

October – Face to Face Reiki Classes – Email me for more information. GrannyMoonsMail@yahoo.com

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Moon Day Hail Luna! Hail Mani! Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon Magicks involving the subconscious, healing, emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals, women’s mysteries,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
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal
nature, and Goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha

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Hail Tyr! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Tyr’s or Tiu’s Day Day of Mars, Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw (from whom it is named), Tuisco,. Magickal influences are: Passion, courage, aggression and protection, vitality, passion, ambition and raw, unabashed power. Mars energy makes the mind acute.It is lucky to meet a left-handed person on any day except Tuesday – then it’s an ill omen. A superstition from areas of England that were ruled by the Danelaw, because the day is named for Norse God Týr who sacrificed his right hand to bind the Fenris Wolf. #FolkloreThursday

Tuesday – Wear a ruby, star sapphire, or emerald. Use topaz for amulets.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical Strength
Be cautious-especially while traveling.
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
On Tuesday, cooking up a hearty meal featuring carrots, peppers, and garlic (all Mars foods and spices) to empower yourself for victory and success!
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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
Wednesday – Wear amethyst, star ruby, or lodestone. Use turquoise in amulets.
Today’s Magickal Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing,Eloquence
Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves
Color of The Day: Yellow, Grey
Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Candle: Yellow
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, Hathor
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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,
Use Growth, Expansion, Prosperity, Money, Business, Attracting More
Thors Day – Wear sapphire, cat’s eye, or carnelian. Use sapphire in rituals.
Today’s Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba
Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
Perfumes: Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes
Incense: Nutmeg, Henbane
Color of The Day: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Colors for Tomorrow: Light Blue, Pale Green
Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces
Candle: Blue
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Hail Freya! 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
Candle: Green
Colors for Tomorrow: Black
Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra
Saint Jegudiel represents Friday
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Hail Loki! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn and Loki’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,
Demeter
Today’s Magickal Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families,
Works Of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines
Today’s Energies: Female – Rules obstacles, overcoming blockages – Use for
magick involving overcoming limitations, the elderly, endings, deaths,
blocks, constrictions, and those restricting you.
Incense: Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone,
Myrrh
Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy
Color of The Day: Black
Colors for Tomorrow: Orange, Gold and Yellow
Lucky Sign: Saturday Is The Lucky Day For Capricorn And Aquarius
Candle: Black
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Hail Sunna and Sol!
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,Myrrh
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

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Llewellyn’s Spell a Day

Gemini Moon
Spell Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

The waning moon enters the sign of Gemini today. This is good for socializing, but you may feel more introverted than usual. Reading, research, and other intellectual pursuits are favored. Just make sure you’re not spreading yourself too thin. You’ll need to stay focused; there’s some superficial energy here that can be distracting if you let it. If you get derailed, your long-term goals could be delayed. Here’s a quick spell to help you stay focused.

You’ll need a black or dark green candle. Light it and focus on the flame. Say the following words:

“Candle flame that’s shining bright,
Help me focus with your light.
Let me not distracted be,
Long-term goals I want to see.”

Pinch out the candle flame. Remember your goals and learn how to say no to any interruptions so that you stay focused on what you really want out of life.
This post was written by Charlie Rainbow Wolf on September 29, 2018
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Carrot Bundle for Prosperity
Spell Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018

At the end of September, women in Scotland would go out into the hills to dig up wild carrots, then give them out in bunches of three tied with red ribbon as tokens of prosperity and plenty in the coming year. (Split roots were especially lucky!) Considering their shape, carrots are talismans for fertility and virility. They also repel negativity. As winter looms, create a simple charm reminiscent of this old way.

Bind three carrots with red ribbon or yarn, then knot it three times. Seal the magic with these words:

“A root for health,
A root for wealth,
A root that’s just for me.
Upon my dish,
Grant my wish,
My will,
so mote it be!”

Eat the carrots to imbibe the charm. If you want to add a bit of passion and decadence to your spell, saute the carrots with a bit of ginger and butter.
This post was written by Natalie Zaman on September 30, 2018
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Freedom from Hunger Spell
Spell Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Today is Freedom from Hunger Day. The day was established to bring awareness to the issue of world hunger and to call people to action through community and other events. In our busy lives, we often forget that hunger exists on a local level as well. This spell will help you be part of the solution through both magick and real-world action.

Gather a small candle and an item to donate to your local food pantry. Place both upon your altar and light the candle. Envision the light surrounding your altar, surrounding the donation item, and surrounding and expanding to even greater areas, thereby illuminating the issue of world hunger and offering healing light. When finished, let the candle safely burn out or extinguish it, then donate the item and keep doing your part.
This post was written by Blake Octavian Blair on September 28, 2018
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Safe Space Spell
Spell Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Whatever it is that’s making you feel unsafe, first do everything in the mundane world you can ( lock doors, go stay with a friend, etc.) to help the magic along. Cast your circle and call the quarters in your usual way. Then take a pale blue pillar candle and, while visualizing yourself completely safe and calm and in the presence of your own personal deities, carve runes, letters, or other symbols to represent the elements of your visualization. Dress the candle with lavender oil from top to bottom (to pull in energies) while chanting these words:

“I am safe and well at peace.
I have all of my allies with me.
My mind is at rest, my heart is at ease.
Only love may enter, so mote it be!”

Continue chanting as you place the candle in a fireproof dish, and when ready, light the candle. Visualize the light from the flame extending outward, all around you, filling your magic circle with light and peace. Be blessed.
This post was written by Thuri Calafia on September 27, 2018
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Magical Shawl
Spell Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

I’ve found that the right magical adornment helps create magical atmosphere and space. But I like to keep it simple, and a magical shawl is a super way to do that.

Purchase 1 1/2 yards of fabric— your choice of color, texture, and pattern. (Hint: at this pre-Samhain time of year, fabric stores are loaded with materials in magical colors and patterns!)

Drape the fabric around your shoulders and determine the length and width needed to make a pleasant fit. Using scissors, trim the fabric to fit your measurements. Finish the edges by turning and sewing a simple hem, or, if you don’t sew, create a hem with iron-on fusible webbing. Even simpler? Use pinking shears to “pink” an edge.

Bless your shawl by placing it over your shoulders and saying:

“May this magical shawl ease my
way into the magical realm.”

Charge it on your altar or in sunlight or moonlight for twenty-four hours.

Use your shawl when you read about, study, or work magic. Each time it settles around your shoulders, you’ll feel yourself slip into magical space.
This post was written by Susan Pesznecker on September 26, 2018
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A Bittersweet Protection Charm
Spell Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bittersweet isn’t just an attractive fall decoration, it’s also a powerful protective herb. But to be effective, it must be hidden. Here is a protection charm you can make for your home.

You’ll need a six-inch square of blue fabric, three bittersweet berries, a pinch each of nutmeg and cinnamon, and some garden twine. Lay the fabric flat. In the center of the square, place all the herbal ingredients. Bring the corners of the fabric together and tie securely with the garden twine. Leave the ends of the twine long enough so you can make a loop to hang the charm with.

Hang your charm bag in a closet, attic, or cellar, or place one under your bed. If you can, make more than one. After you’ve placed your charm bags, charge them by saying:

“Sacred herbs, protect my family and home.
Dark spirits, retreat, leave us alone.”
This post was written by James Kambos on September 25, 2018
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Feast of Booths
Spell Date: Monday, September 24, 2018

Our Jewish friends celebrate Sukkot to commemorate forty years of wandering in the desert and living in booths—little huts— before they arrived in their Promised Land. The people are commanded to celebrate this holiday. Let’s celebrate with them.

With a piece of your favorite fresh fruit in hand, find a shady spot under a tree. Cast your circle with you and the tree in the north. Look in each direction and imagine weary travelers coming home. Say these words:

“Gods and goddesses of all peoples,
Bless our homes.
Bless our goings and our comings.
Bless our people that we may live in peace.
Bless our families that we may prosper.
Bless our harvest that there may always be enough.
Bless our sad days, our happy days, our festivals.
May we celebrate together every year.”

As you eat your piece of fresh fruit, think about people who come and go and finally find their homes. And now … celebrate!
This post was written by Barbara Ardinger on September 24, 2018

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Top 10 Crystals for Fall
by Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac

From his exciting new book, Lead Us To A Place ~ your spiritual journey through life’s seasons.

Fall is a time of transition. A change in the amount of light we get and changes in weather conditions can all have an effect on our mood and emotions. Crystals can play a part in making changes, improving transitions and helping us to move forward gracefully. They are a great tool to meditate and contemplate with. Here are my top 10 choices for Fall.

Amber: Warm and inviting this actual resin from tree sap is an excellent choice for Fall.. It is excellent at detoxification and protection from other people’s energies. Due to its strong connection to nature and the earth, amber is a great stone for grounding your higher energies. Amber can add stability to your life. Helpful in clearing up mental chatter it can bring about a positive mental state. Also useful as a memory booster, it a good stone for studying. Amber is used for past life work, divination, and scrying. It aligns mental and emotional bodies via its deep orange and yellow color.

Amethyst: The stone of spirituality and dream recall. Used for contentment and meditation. Provides common sense and flexibility in decisions. Native Indian cultures have used this to strengthen and enhances psychic abilities, imagery, and mind quieting. Wear when sleeping or when awake to reduce anger, impatience, and nightmares. Most effective on the Third Eye and Crown Chakra. Amethyst contains the grounding color of red with the energy of blue, which is expanding, spacious and flows with peace. Amethyst is the color that you see in the sky as twilight transitions into night. Amethyst takes you on this transition from the magic time of dusk to a conscious shift into a different place. Crossing this threshold is the lesson of humility, which amethyst can teach us. This stone can show us how to let go and trust; so that you may see beyond the cycle that consumes our attention. Amethyst is considered a Master Healing stone.

Carnelian: This stone represents confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness, and outgoingness. Used for precision, analysis, stimulating appetite, encouraging celebrations and brings awareness of feelings. It is the stone of passion and sexuality and is associated with the Sacral/Spleen Chakra. This stone helps you feel anchored and comfortable with your surroundings. It provides a connection to the past or to historical events. Carnelian can improve motivation. Helps one achieve greater success in career or personal matters. Carnelian is one of the most helpful crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds that have accumulated in the etheric body or the Aura and manifesting as physical symptoms.

Copper: Excellent energy conductor! Sends and amplifies thoughts, healing, and electrical energy into the wearer’s energy field. Worn next to skin, copper is known as a detoxer and soothes arthritis, rheumatism, and other inflammatory problems. Use to improve exhaustion, poor circulation and balancing energy levels. Helps stabilize the metabolism and heightens the immune system..

Hematite: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages one’s survival instincts. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, and helps those who study. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone that helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. In Renaissance times, it was used to restore equilibrium, bring stability and for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. If worn, magnetic hematite can be placed on any traumatic injury to increase blood circulation.

Jasper: This stone is a methodical and meticulous worker of practical, down to earth solutions. It has the ability to foster and nurture. Its energy is used for grounding and protection. Considered more effective if it is used for long periods of time because it works slowly. Each color of Jasper has additional, specific qualities when used alone. Jasper is very effective when using on the Root Chakra.

Kunzite: is a powerful, high-level stone. It is used against negative energy and empowers positive and loving thoughts. Most effective on the Heart Chakra, it opens the emotional heart and spiritual heart. It represents unconditional love and compassion. Used for healing abuse/loss/addictions. Helps empower confidence, connection to our higher self and unity. Kunzite is also used on the Third Eye and Crown Chakra for the reason that it deepens altered states, emotionally and spiritually.

Petrified Wood: This “stone” is most noted in helping us to investigate past-life experiences. Makes the user more aware of nature. It is a warm earthy stone, which is used at the Root Chakra, encouraging one’s survival instincts and is grounding. Petrified Wood is also believed to energize the Heart Chakra. In mythological times, petrified wood was believed to possess divine power and to this day, stands as a symbol of man’s true connection to the natural world. This stone helps with mental longevity, helping to soothe emotions, generating calm and relieves stress.

Sodalite: This stone is most recognized for healing, meditation, and wisdom. This is a good stone for general communication, for the 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 Third Eye Chakra due to the fact that it can access levels of intuitive information and promote the understanding of these concepts. It is also known to enhance community relationships. Sodalite can strongly affect changes in your attitude about yourself. It helps you be more objective and less critical about ways of dealing with existence. It is a stone associated with studying.

Sunstone: This stone is a kiss of sunshine, crystallized. Honor God, brings good luck and fortune. Energizes and empowers one’s self. Warms the heart and lifts/rejuvenates the spirit. Sunstone is used for protection, life force, and grounding. Sunstone is a great stone to use with “energy vampires”, or those who drain your energy from you. This includes parents, children, lovers, patients, bosses or anyone who is possessive, aggressive or overbearing. Sunstone breaks these bonds and allows light, separation, and clarity from these energies. Sunstone does great justice when placed on our power center or Solar Plexus Chakra. Sunstone is a great stone to relieve stress and overcome fear. This stone is so brilliant that it can bring optimism, happiness, and joy to anyone! Use this stone to help bring awareness to your spiritual realm and encourage the priorities of life. This is one of my favorite stones for depression. A good stone to strengthen the psyche as it promotes cheerfulness, good humor, and a benevolent temper.

Posted by: yogiguruji@aol.com

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Heartwings Love Notes 847: The Bounty and Beauty of Fall

Heartwings says, “Fall is a loud season that prepares us for the quiet of winter.”

One house we lived in had a window in the upstairs bathroom with a view of trees and fields. Each year in August I would look out this window in anticipation of the bright red patch that appeared in an otherwise green expanse of a maple tree. It seemed that much brighter for being surrounded by the remaining green leaves. Eventually the rest of the tree would turn red, yet there was something very special for me about that first splash of color.

This is my favorite time of year to drive around the countryside. I cherish the first tinges of red and yellow beginning to blossom in the trees by the roadside. It is truly said that the loud colors of fall echo the pastel shades of spring except that they are strong and vivid. I have also noticed that in the weeks before the autumn colors emerge, the green of the leaves takes on a grayish look that hints at the ageing of the leaves, preparing them for their ultimate brilliance. The other colors are present in the leaves all along. When the cooler weather comes, the green disappears as the red and yellow take over.

Fall colors are lovely and bright. Pumpkins, squash, chrysanthemums, apples, and fiery leaves are all part of its panorama. Highway vistas of hills plumped up with pillows of brilliant hue are a delight to drivers and passengers alike. As spring is a time of tentative melodies and pastel colors so fall is loud and strident, its colors are bold, its thunders vibrate around us. Farmstands open up and share their bounty with passers by. In more rural areas little collections of garden produce appear by the side of the road with prices and trustful boxes for payment.

Busy squirrels scurry around storing up food for the winter. Autumn is a time for all of us to put food by. My mother busily canned and later froze her garden produce. When I had a large freezer I did too. I loved the feeling of providing for my family. Now I can’t store much food for the future, however I can take advantage of the seasonal plenty. I got out my old Fanny Farmer’s cookbook and looked up apple recipes. We had Apple Brown Betty for supper. Yummy! Fall is my favorite time of year and I rejoice in its bounty as well as its beauty.

May you delight in the new season as you enjoy its bounty.

Blessings and Best Regards, Tasha Halpert

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Tis the Season For…DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte!!!

Ingredients:
18 min
3 servings
158 calories

3 cups hot whole milk
4 teaspoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

6 ounces double-strength brewed coffee
3 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream
3 pinches pumpkin pie spice
Add all ingredients to list

Directions:

Combine the hot milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender; blend until frothy. Pour the mixture into 3 coffee mugs to about 2/3 full. Pour 2 ounces coffee into each mug. Garnish each mug with whipped topping and pumpkin pie spice.

Per Serving: 158 calories; 5.6 g fat; 18.3 g carbohydrates; 8.3 g protein; 22 mg cholesterol; 106 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Your True Inner Voice
By Madisyn Taylor

The longer you listen to and believe your true inner voice, the stronger it will become.

Within each of us, there are numerous voices often that compete for our attention. It can be difficult to decide which one to listen to, particularly when their messages are all quite different, sometimes conflicting, and even alluring. One voice, however, is the speaker of truth. Among all your inner voices, your true inner voice is the one which encourages you, gives you hope, and pushes you to trust and believe in yourself. Conflict within oneself is often caused by dueling voices inside of each one of us. As we move through life, we get mixed messages from the various aspects of ourselves. Some of our voices, such as the naysayer or saboteur, can speak so loudly that they drown out the voice of truth. Listening to your true inner voice – often the voice of understanding, support, and self-assurance – can help lessen and even resolve internal conflict.

If you’re looking toward the future but your faith in your ability to succeed in life is wavering, you will benefit from finding and listening to your true inner voice. You can connect with it by remaining relaxed and alert, while listening carefully. If you have trouble distinguishing your true voice from the others, meditation may be helpful. You may hear many voices as you meditate, but the one you should pay attention to is the one that speaks to you with love, understanding, and compassion. It will bolster your spirits and urge you to go after your dreams. And it will never cause confusion, remind you of past mistakes, or cause you to doubt yourself.

The more you listen to and believe in what your true inner voice is telling you about your value and your potential, the stronger that voice will become. And the more you disregard the voices that can interfere with your resolve to succeed, the quieter those voices will become. Saying no to the voices that are judgmental and make you feel ashamed will help you stop being critical of your failures and afraid of success. By finding and strengthening your true inner voice, you will be able to ignore internal conflict and pick out the one that speaks the truth.

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Stephen Halpert
Murder In North Grafton, #9

Marjorie Latimer’s Halloween soiree was held at the Community Barn in North Grafton. For this event the reception room was decorated with photographs of Marjorie’s friends from over the years. Sippi ambled amongst the rows of many photos: Town big wigs mingling with such spots stars as Ted Williams, Bobby Orr and Bob Cousy. She recognized Marjorie and Charley Smiles in an old snapshot from their youth, Inspector Mallory beside a tired motherly looking woman in a plain dress, and Detective Winslow beside a curvy blond in a black dress Sippi thought was too tight for her expanding waistline.
“My Mildred,” Mallory said joining Sippi and pointing to their photo. He sipped some whiskey over ice. “Losing her ruined my life. I finally got a Maine Coon cat and named it after her.”
“I understand,” Sippi sounded sympathetic but couldn’t help but wonder.
“Nearly fifty years, Bopp. That kind of bonding can change the way a man might normally think.”
“Works both ways I guess,” Sippi said. She sensed that the whiskey was bringing out Mallory’s sentimental nature. She tried changing the subject and pointed to another photograph. “Is that Ruth Winslow beside the detective?”
Mallory shook his head. “No, that’s Laura Callahan.
Sippi noticed both Winslow and Laura Callahan were holding sharpshooting medals. Beside them with her arm draped over Laura’s shoulder was a woman Sippi couldn’t recognized who looked like the movie star Ester Williams.
Mallory swallowed more whiskey. “The other woman is Nancy Sauterne. Nancy and Laura were lifelong buddies dating back to grade school. Amazing how the years can change the way most of us look. As I recall Ruth was in the hospital when that picture was taken. Laura escorted Tom to that event after they’d both won their medals in an NRA sharpshooting event. ”
“Certainly, doesn’t come close to looking like the woman in the Volvo.”
“Murder has a way of doing that.” He pointed to another snapshot. Sippi recognized Marjorie in flapper garb. Was she looking self conscious? Beside her appearing quite inebriated was Charley Smiles wearing an oversized diaper waving a large wooden horn, the caption read Happy New Year. “Child of the New Year,” Mallory snickered. “Charley always cared for Marjorie. Still does, I’d guess. Wouldn’t blame him.”
“Mutual admiration?” Sippi said.
“Marjorie’s always had a thing for an English Lord who owns racehorses. But despite the Latimer wealth in Brit’s eyes she’s a commoner and Brit Lords on fixed incomes tend to toe the line when it comes to edicts of the monarchy.”
Sippi shook her head. “That doesn’t make much sense.”
. “But according to Charley Smiles,” Mallory went on, “they’d meet on river cruises far away from Britannia’s shores. Go figure.”
“So, where’s Winslow’s wife?” Sippi was trying to take it all in. As yet something didn’t quite fit or feel right to her.
“Ruth never liked having her picture taken. Always very critical of her looks. No reason to be but some women are just that way. She’d get riled around Tom’s flirting let alone even being friendly with other women. The same way Mary Todd regarded Abraham. It didn’t take much to set her off. But Tom endured it.”
Sippi raised her eyebrows.
“Somehow Laura was the grand exception. She and Ruth grew up together, were like sisters, and when it was clear she was passing soon, she was comfortable with Laura’s attentiveness to Tom. It almost felt like she wanted Laura to take her place and keep Tom in line.”
Sippi could hardly recognize the woman whose body was taken from the Audi. She seemed considerably heavier than in these older photos. And why that frightening look of surprise on her face?”
“Not that there was anything inappropriate between them,” Mallory added quickly. “Laura was like a big sister to many of us.”
“She never married herself?” Sippi asked.
Mallory frowned. “Back in school she wasn’t the dating sort. She was social but kept to herself too. Was sent away to boarding school during high school. Many of us thought Winslow might leave his wife for her if it ever came to any ultimatum. But Ruth understood Tom’s need for a sister and she abided by it. Laura made it a point to be especially close with Ruth.”
Sippi wondered if Mallory was that naïve. Judging from how she looked beside him there in that photograph had to be undisclosed affection. In a sense she knew it was none of her business to pry, but the woman lay dead.
“Did Laura have any other close friends?”
“Laura and Nancy Sauterne were always close. Mildred used to say too close for their own good. Both worked with the church finances as well as organized social events.”
Marjorie followed by her minions made their entrance. At the same moment trays of lobster, shrimp, and cheese were put on the food tables.
“Now I have to be careful,” Mallory said, “or I’d eat that entire cheese platter. My downfall.
Sippi looked around at the mixture of attendees. There were representatives of every age group. She sipped at her club soda.. Mallory was mid way through his second whiskey.
“Sippi, you darling!” Marjorie rushed up and hugged her. “My friends and I are all are hopeful you’ll join us at church.”
Sippi smiled politely. Her Sunday mornings belonged to her and the great God Morpheus and she intended to keep it that way.
(to be continued)

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Weekly Horoscopes beginning: Sunday, 30 September 2018

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

Your horoscope for this week:

You`ve been facing a range of inflexible individuals and complex arrangements. Ordinarily, you`d battle these. Instead begin asking questions. What you learn will explain the origin of those difficulties but also will reveal other, potentially more rewarding, ways of dealing with them. However, you`ll encounter an increasingly appealing option. It`s to drop these battles and shift your focus to certain more rewarding, and less complicated, pursuits.

Your social life may have to be put on the backburner. Family and work commitments are heavy, but it isn`t just about duty and obligation. You enjoy the responsibilities you have taken on and it will be a pleasure to know that your contribution to a team effort is making a difference. You may be feeling flush, financially, but that`s no reason to go around making over-extravagant gestures. Giving a youngster a generous gift may not go down too well with an older relative.

It is now 10 years since Pluto began its transit of the apex (career point) of your solar chart. Power issues at work and indeed, for some born under Aries, change of career direction entirely may have already occurred. It would be as well for all those born under Aries to take a deep breath at the beginning of this working week as the Last Quarter Moon accents the other end of this axis. It may be that property and family matters now warrant considerable attention – necessitated maybe as you move to a new career platform. True, this exercise could take until July of next year. Steps taken now – especially as Venus comes to its station on Friday, may be very important indeed. It could be that financial decisions have to be made. It might also be that a working partnership needs to be reassessed and either ended or put on new basis entirely.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Between recent changes, many dramatic, and your ongoing analysis of worrying elements of your life, you`re conducting a serious rethink. You`re not alone in this. Many around you are doing the same, and many of them are struggling. If they seek your advice, give it, but cautiously, as they`ll blame you for what doesn`t work; and if you need advice? Go within. It`s probably the best bet.

A close relationship or friendship hasn`t been going as well as you would want. You may be preparing yourself for the worst. A meaningful discussion along with a surprise given to you by your partner will ease your mind. Something you are told will reverse any negativity. Starting a new fitness routine feels right for you now. You take pride in your health and starting on some form of regular exercise will get your circulation moving. Long walks will clear your head and get you in shape.

At the end of what promises to be an extremely busy week, Venus stations in your opposite sign. It`s not necessarily the case that a colleague will reverse an earlier decision but entirely possible that a rethink of your working partnership needs to be undertaken. It may be that you`ve been carrying too great a workload. Another possibility – especially after Pluto stations on Monday, – is that you need to have a much better understanding of how something works. To acquire this knowledge will likely require undertaking a training course or being guided by someone who is either an expert in their field, lives abroad or meets both those criteria. It seems extremely important too that full notes of any meetings are kept. You might want to revert back to these in the coming weeks. Though legal advice might not be necessary as yet, understanding the various stages of an agreement would surely be wise.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Being told you`re about to be disillusioned won`t sound promising. However, what arises only confirms your existing concerns. Now that things are clear, you could confront the issues or individuals in question head on; but you`ve an alternative. Take charge. Decide to substantially alter or even break away from these arrangements. Whatever you do, knowing the facts and acting will be a huge relief.

Distractions from every imaginable source, and some unexpected ones, will destroy your carefully worked out agenda. You had been hoping to prove how organised you can be when you put your mind to it, but it isn`t your fault that other things are getting in the way. A legal or financial matter will come up for discussion. Although you might hesitate about contacting them, someone from your past who is experienced in this area could advise you on the best way forward.

There`s an old saying that if you `look after the pennies, then the pounds look after themselves`. This is as true of looking after minutiae. It`s likely imperative – especially before Venus arrives at a station on Friday, – that you give detail full attention. True, it might well require a little creative thinking to make books balance or justify actions. It`s likely imperative though that you understand exactly why and when you took certain actions. It`s possible too, that your nervous system has been under considerable strain. Pressure on the physical system could manifest into dis-ease if you don`t look after yourself properly. Ensuring that you have adequate mineral and vitamin intake would surely be wise though yes, this might well require the services of an expert. This week too, your ability to attract those with deeply held passions and convictions will likely increase. It`s not at all impossible that you will attract the support of someone who is prepared to give you the kind of loyalty and support you really need.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Tempting as it is to put certain badly needed changes or future plans into action, things are unlikely to go well. It`s not that you`ll be facing difficulties as much as with the actual circumstances shifting, there`ll be several revisions. Knowing that, be relaxed about timing and focus on exploring your options. What you discover could turn already appealing concepts into something that`s both as amazing and unexpected.

Ideas for self-improvement that involve a training course, workshop or working overseas will enhance your future prospects. You sense someone in the family doubts your ability to succeed. A close friend will give you the sort of encouragement your relatives cannot. Plan to do things you are likely to enjoy and channel your energy into areas where there is no contention.. A long weekend breaks away from the hurly-burly of life will do you the world of good.

Monday`s Last Quarter Moon is in your sign. Simultaneously, Pluto arrives at a station in the close partnership sector of your solar chart. The latter has been an ongoing process since 2008. No doubt you`ve got used to profound and marked changes of career direction in those close to you. It seems that, yet another is now scheduled. Yet the Last Quarter Moon in your own sign indicates developments in your career too. Bearing in mind that Venus comes to a station in your creative zone on Friday, it may be that a project is now drawing to its conclusion or that you really have come to the end of a long working partnership. Though it`s likely to be several more weeks yet before momentum gathers in fresh direction, it should be clear this week that your experience and network have great value. You might not be headhunted just yet, but likely be aware that that time is coming.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

While, recently, you`ve battled to keep existing arrangements unchanged, suddenly it`s clear you should go with the flow. True, this could mean rethinking hard-won plans or even take you into unfamiliar territory. However, with the foundation on which these are based unstable anyway, even longstanding arrangements must shift or could crumble. Besides, what you discover and who you meet will justify a bit of disruption.

Some hard spade work will bring impressive results with regard to getting a group or community project off the ground. You will welcome and embrace new ideas and your enthusiasm is catching. Others will be glad to have your help and not to mention your sensible advice. You should treat yourself later for a job well done. You would never take your success for granted but it is good to celebrate your achievements. If there is something you have always wanted to do; do it now.

From mid-week the Moon makes passage through your sign. That`s usually an indicator of the need to make your voice heard. Concern about security arrangements – which includes financial dealings and property management – may be the driving force. Conversations taking place as Pluto stations on Monday should alert you to potential difficulties. Not allowing a vivid imagination to increase anxiety could prove testing however. You are likely right – especially given that Venus stations at the base of your solar chart on Friday, – that it`s time to review long-term security, insurance and general asset management. These thought processes could also give rise to review of career prospects and what realistically might be adjusted before the Full Moon on October 24 so that you feel your efforts are being better rewarded.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Recently, you`ve faced difficulties in elements of your life. These have made it clear a substantial rethink is vital. Mostly, this is about updating arrangements. True, some will demand you review your approach, rethink once profitable habits or, possibly, your objectives. While, initially, you may battle this, the resulting insights will explain both what you`ve been struggling with and, better yet, reveal a promising new approach.

You soak in people`s moods and feelings like a sponge. For this reason, you should steer clear of toxic atmospheres and pessimistic people. A negative neighbour`s comments could make you doubt your own abilities. Try to mix with friends who are positive and cheerful. A short trip will renew your confidence in yourself. Go somewhere with beautiful scenery to inspire you or if you can arrange a longer holiday, choose a destination where you can bask in the sun.

As of Monday, Pluto appears to be moving forward once again in the research and development area of your solar chart. An idea or creative impulse that`s been incubating since about April looks set to require attention. Indeed, concern that this hasn`t been given the time and support that it needs could leave you in fretful condition and anxious to obtain support from an expert to guide you through what appears to be a rocky path. Their advice, that you need to turn back before you can move forward might leave you feeling uncomfortable. Yet they could be right. Indeed, in working in partnership with someone with known competitive streak but also prove record in achieving, you could yet turn around a tricky situation forming a valuable alliance in the process. Where your particular talents are most useful is in ensuring that a paperwork trail is complete.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Planning ahead may be a virtue; but do too much of it now and you`ll only confuse matters. Instead, focus on those activities or even passions that no longer matter, then begin making the necessary changes. This process will declutter your life but, equally, prepares you for the insights and unexpected ideas, offers or opportunities that accompany the Libra New Moon, on Tuesday the 9th.

You will be putting a lot more innovative thinking than usual into a gift you are buying for a friend whose birthday is coming up soon. When you see their reaction, you will be glad you thought of something special as this will be treasured and prized. Essential equipment might break down just as you need it. What`s doubly frustrating is that other people had no problems when using the same device earlier. Although it will slow you down, you will find a way around these problems.

Career wise, this should be very important week. It`s not simply that your ruling planet, Venus, turns retrograde as of Friday, but that Tuesday`s Last Quarter Moon marks a promising moment for reviewing decisions taken over the last two years. In so doing, you might determine that there are working unions that are no longer workable or which need at the very least, to be reconstructed if not ended. This need is underscored by Pluto`s station at the very base of your solar chart. In reassessing assets, – including your physical energy levels, you will likely be aware that you can`t give enough attention to an enterprise and that limits will need to be set or that you need to let go: something you might also consider discussing with a mentor before determining your next step. Here it would be wise to take time to choose that person carefully and perhaps, set up that key meeting for the First Quarter Moon on Tuesday 16th.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Sometimes obstacles are exactly that, difficulties that must be overcome; but those you`re facing now, and will be until early November`s Scorpio New Moon, are about letting go of elements of the past and, equally, exploring new and often oddly foreign ideas or offers. Begin now and, when the time comes for those changes, they`ll have become familiar, enough that you`re ready to plunge in.

You prefer to work in the background without any interference from others. While you are pleased with the progress you are making, no one else seems to have noticed. It is time to step out of the shadows. You will not be considered for a plum position unless you showcase your abilities. Once you get an idea into your mind, you won`t rest until you find a way to put new plans into action. You can see why it`s necessary to alter routines that are no longer working.

As of Friday Venus will be retrograde in your sign. This does not mean that partnerships will necessarily come unstuck, but it does suggest the need to reappraise unions. A values crisis may be at the heart of this. There might also be a financial dilemma to attend to also. That is reinforced by the fact that on Monday, coinciding with the Last Quarter Moon, Pluto, one of your ruling planets arrives at its direct station. Important matters should come to light requiring that you ask evermore searching questions. From then, negotiating hurdles and particularly determining on whom you can trust will likely be the dominant factors. Of course, this is part of your life story. It might be wise to bear in mind that some people are simply sharing their thoughts and that these are not yet consolidated. Before breaking off any relations, you should perhaps consider waiting a few days before you determine your next course of action.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Often, it`s not until discussions turn into arguments that the full facts and, importantly, everybody`s feelings come out. This isn`t just what`s happening, the resulting revelations will lead to ideas or offers as thrilling as, often, they are unexpected. Still, with circumstances shifting until next month, when your ruler Jupiter moves into Sagittarius, you`re urged to regard plans as more of an experiment than anything lasting.

People can and do change their minds as you are about to find out. This is a good time to revive ideas that were given the thumbs down recently. Someone who rejected your plans has had a chance to think about it and they`re ready to give them a go. A friend is about to pay back money they`d borrowed from you that you had almost forgotten about. The way they choose to do this will delight you almost as much as the cash itself. Why not give yourself a little treat?

It would be wholly understandable if you felt emotionally exhausted as this week begins. The annual Last Quarter Moon in the Water sign of Cancer generally doesn`t agree with those born under your sign. Yet this time too will pass and does offer opportunity to review your approach to personal space. Though usually freedom-loving and carefree, it`s perhaps also true that you attract those whose emotional needs are great and who inadvertently at times crowd you. As Venus comes to retrograde station on Friday (and in another of the Water signs), it may be that certain matters have to be confronted however. At work, your recall of a working practice might differ greatly from someone who is convinced that things were always done differently. It may be that inadequate recording has resulted in miss-history. You may be the perfect person to put this right. From Friday and perhaps through until your birthday, archiving and space clearing is likely to be a key exercise both at work and at home.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

No matter what you plan, explore or decide, you`re in for challenges. That may sound worrying but, actually, these issues and obstacles are highlighting matters that need attention. Some are longstanding, others new; but in every case, changes in circumstances around you mean exploring a range of options. While, initially, you`ll be tempted to do the minimum, you`re urged to do things once, and be bold.

You may be asked to entertain some influential people connected with your work. Dust off your wallet and switch on your best social behaviour. The impression you create could affect your future prospects more than you realise. It may be necessary to pull out of regular arrangements made with friends due to work and other commitments. You aren`t switching loyalties. You`re just prioritising. Besides, there`s a time and place for everyone and everything.

It`s not the case that those of your sign crave responsibility. It appears however that you attract situations where your leadership skills are put to the test. This theme, now that Saturn is making its way through your sign, is set to become louder and louder in the next couple of years. Much as you might wish to walk away from the situation, it`s likely the case that either financially or even emotionally, you`re effectively trapped. Certainly, it seems likely you`ll be caught up in messy situations. Yet this could bring out the best in you. True, you might wish you could move at faster pace or think that others could undertake a task better. Your careful diligence could yet turn a situation around though. True, a schedule might need to be reviewed – especially as Venus retrogrades on Friday. It might even be that the insights of a colleague born under Scorpio will prove extremely valuable.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

It`s not that you mind change, but you do object when others are in charge and making decisions that will only complicate matters. Discuss your concerns. Either the explanations of the individuals in question will calm you or, alternatively, they`ll adopt your suggestions. Or both. Mostly, be aware this isn`t about a single plan or event, but a lengthy period of ultimately rewarding growth and evolution.

People can`t keep taking advantage of your kindness. A friend or neighbour is starting to rely on you too heavily. They seem to have no idea of the sacrifices you are making in order to help them. Their demands are starting to intrude on your own arrangements. An older relative has some helpful advice. Talk over any worrying little problems you have, and they will bring a fresh mind to the situation and quite possibly a perfect solution. It`s good to talk.

As October begins you may be ill at ease with others` obvious emotional state. There are various cosmic weather-related reasons for this. Whilst you might wish that certain individuals would make up their minds and show clear direction, it would perhaps be no bad thing to review your own progress since the lunar eclipse last January. That event may well have triggered a sequence of events that left you, this summer, as Mars retrograded through your sign, knowing that you had to take decisive steps but perhaps unsure as to what these might be. Whilst it would be understandable for you to wish that others would lead the way, it may be better for you to take a step back and to review your position, assets and progress. A strong possibility is that a working alliance requires more effort and that arranging meetings for early next week in order to agree schedules, would be advisable as Mercury concludes it stay in another of the Air signs. Your ability to tune into new technical language should also be enhanced. Insights gained here, would likely empower you at those later meetings..

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Although nobody would blame you for suspecting somebody`s been making plans behind your back, seemingly underhand manoeuvres are the result of little time for discussion. Instead of worrying or feeling left out, get involved. Don`t wait to be asked. Instead, simply step up, begin making suggestions or act on your own. This won`t just be welcomed, others will be thrilled you`re part of it all.

Go out of your way to make newcomers to your world feel welcome. Mixing socially with colleagues will help establish better relationships within the workplace. Friendships feel more stable now and you can rely on a friend or workmate to help you with an important project. It might feel as if your creative efforts leave a lot to be desired but keep trying. If this is something you really want to do, don`t give up. Practice will make perfect. It`s all going to take a little time. Persevere!

Thankfully, the planets are ever-moving and the cosmic weather ever-changing. Those who are particularly sensitive (and that includes those of your sign), seem to have a natural ability to go with the flow, dealing with crises as they pop up and then swimming off in new direction as appropriate. It`s as well though, to occasionally take stock of where you`ve been and how you`ve handled things in the past. On Friday, Venus turns retrograde in another of the Water signs. That comes just a few days after a Last Quarter Moon in the other Water sign. These factors, together with Pluto`s station, suggest this might be an excellent week for review and for information gathering. It`s entirely possible that knowledge sources have not been as healthy or reliable as you would wish. It may be that others have been too emotional. What`s perhaps now needed is a more clinical approach. Given your propensity to `act`, you might not find it at all difficult to display detachment and indeed, to assist those who feel overwhelmed.

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