GrannyMoon’s Weekly Feast 31 Mar-7Apr 2019

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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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Dark Moon — Time to Rest
New Moon — Time to Begin New Projects; Birth; Attraction
Waxing Moon — Time to Grow; Increase
Full Moon — Time to be Fulfilled; Abundance
Waning Moon — Time to Banish; Decrease
Last Sliver of Moon — Time to Die; Letting Go
Dark Moon — Time to Rest Again

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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 Columbina begins 3/20 – 4/17
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Celtic Tree Calendar: Fearn (Alder) March 18 to April 14
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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.

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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.

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On the last Saturday of the month I host The Most Excellent Order of the Black Hat – open to all – a group of solitaires who celebrate the wheel of the year. 7:00 – 9:00PM

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

WitchCrafting – Saturdays, Noon – 2PM

Animal Reiki Certification in April!

Teach a witch a spell and she can do that spell. Teach a witch the craft and she can do magick!

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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

Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Luck, Religion, Healing, Trade And Employment,Treasure, Honors, Riches, Legal Matters,
Use Growth, Expansion, Prosperity, Money, Business, Attracting attracting more of what you have.

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

Color of The Day: Purple, Indigo, Blue

Candle: Purple, Blue

Colors for Tomorrow: Green, Light Blue

Perfumes: Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes

Incense: Nutmeg, Henbane

Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces

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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: Dragons Blood
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

Turn Back the Hands of Time
Spell Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

On this day in 1918, Daylight Saving Time went into effect for the very first time. When the first people to experience Daylight Saving Time turned their clocks backward, they all became magicians, controlling time and using it to manipulate the daylight hours for personal gain. (And people say they don’t believe in magick!)

Take a moment to think about how time affects your life. When does time move fast? When does it move slowly? When do you have too much time and not enough?

Sit down and draw a large clock on a piece of paper. Underneath the clock, write:

“Time is an illusion. All that
changes is my perception of it.”

Place your paper clock in a closet and close the door. Once a week open the door, look at your clock, and see if your perception of time has changed.
This post was written by Najah Lightfoot on March 31, 2019
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Spell for Balance
Spell Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019

For this spell you’ll need one blank sheet of paper and two circles of colored paper. Divide one of the circles into pie slices to represent the things in your life you’re currently pouring your energy into: family, friends, work, play, hobbies, self, hopes and dreams. Make the slices proportionally sized to reflect the amount of energy you are giving to each aspect of your life. Glue this circle onto the blank sheet of paper. What do you see? Now divide the other circle into pie slices to represent how you would prefer to spend your energies in an ideal world. Divide your “ideal” pie however you like, then glue it on top of the original circle to cover it. Hang this somewhere in your home as a magickal charm and daily reminder to strive for the balance your heart desires.
This post was written by Melanie Marquis on March 30, 2019
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The Stone of Healing
Spell Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

Incense of the day: Thyme
This is a simple charm to give an extra boost to the healing process. (It is not to be used in place of proper medical care.) You will need a piece of sugilite or mangano calcite. Both of these stones are renowned for their healing properties, sugilite helping to access the higher vibrational pattern of perfect health to be channeled into the physical, and mangano calcite enhancing one’s natural healing energies.

Hold the stone in your projective (dominant) hand. Focus on the person who has the ailment, imagining them as being completely healthy and strong. Say the following three times:

“Full of vigor,
Strength of stone,
Fount of wellness,
It is done.”

Take three breaths and blow out onto the stone, focusing on the person as being healed and full of life force. Give the stone to them as a healing charm
This post was written by Storm Faerywolf on March 29, 2019
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Egg Purification Spell
Spell Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

During a time when there are disagreements, upset feelings, or stress in the home, it may be necessary to cleanse a room or area in order to move forward with forgiveness.

Eggs are symbols of fertility, hope, and renewal almost all over the world, and are also believed to cleanse and heal situations and people. Draw an X with black marker onto an egg while visualizing the situation or person you’d like to remove negativity from. Light a white candle. Carefully pass the egg over the flame without touching it, and imagine the egg is surrounded by an orb of purifying white light. This light has the power to absorb and immobilize negativity.

Hide the egg somewhere in the house for three days. Allow it to drain all unwanted resentment or fear from the home. Afterward, thank it and break it into the garbage or compost to dispose of it.
This post was written by Kate Freuler on March 28, 2019
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Interdependence Incantation
Spell Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

An incantation is the use of words as a magic spell, a chant that produces magical results.

Carl Jung believed that everyone has internalized energy: men have an inner feminine called the anima, and women have an inner masculine called the animus. To be happy, healthy, and whole, we need to develop the strengths of both the masculine and the feminine.

With the right hand symbolizing the masculine and the left hand symbolizing the feminine, clasp your hands together to symbolize their interdependence. Envision your masculine and feminine energies intertwined and interdependent, like the two parts of the yin-yang. Incant:

“Like yin and yang, black and white,
Are male and female, day and night.
Sun and moon, earth and sea,
Two parts intertwine in me.
Gentle and forceful, slow and fast,
Emotion and mind, future and past.
Balanced and powerful,
stable and strong,
Intertwined in the present
is where I belong.”
This post was written by Dallas Jennifer Cobb on March 27, 2019
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Jupiter Clarity Spell
Spell Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Currently the sun, the new moon, and Jupiter are all stationed in Sagittarius, making for some pretty potent energy. This is a time when your internal world is begging to be set free and allowed to manifest, but before it can do so, you must first find the words to describe what it is you are experiencing and what it is you want to manifest. Using the power of Jupiter (which rules Sagittarius), we can find those words.

Light a gold candle and place it before you. In your mind’s eye, draw the sigil for Jupiter ( m) and envision it entering the candle flame. Focus on the tension you feel internally, and send it into the candle flame as well. Take a few breaths and then visualize the symbol for Jupiter leaving the flame and entering your throat chakra. Spend the next few days meditating and journaling about anything that comes up.
This post was written by Devin Hunter on March 26, 2019
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Remembering the Ancestors of Place
Spell Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

On this day in 1634, the first colonists arrived in what is now southern Maryland. They were Catholics seeking to escape religious persecution. Let us all take some time today to do some research on those who occupied our lands before us: the Ancestors of Place. We may not think or be much like them. However, we are indeed connected through our physical occupation of the same lands. Whether we are proud of our ancestors or vehemently disagree with them, there are lessons to be learned from them.

Light a white candle upon your altar and anoint it with a magical oil or holy water of your choice. Allow the Ancestors of the Land to offer you their lessons so you can glean wisdom from their lives. Then allow the candle to burn down safely as you research those who came before you.
This post was written by Blake Octavian Blair on March 25, 2019

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Heartwings Love Notes 873: In A Timely Manner

Heartwings says, “To be on time can be tricky when there is much to do.”

One dear friend has accused me of being “time challenged.” She was politely informing me that I was usually late, or at least perhaps often so. I confess it’s true that before leaving my home I may do a few things that seem necessary to me with the result that I leave at the last minute and may actually get where I’m going a little late. This annoys my husband so I am trying to do better.

You think after the many years we’ve been married he’d know I am apt to shave things close to the bone when it comes to time. He prefers to get to performances, lectures, appointments or church at least a half hour early. He says it’s because in his teen years he was a reporter and liked to get to events early because it was more interesting then and the habit stuck. He says he also likes to get a good choice of seats, which I admit is a good reason.

However I believe that half hour could be put to so much better use. It always seems to me that there are many things I could have gotten done at home before leaving, while instead I sit in a waiting room, pew or theater seat twiddling my thumbs as people come and go, the choir rehearses or I watch the ads on the movie screen. Being on time requires a certain amount of self-discipline, to be sure, and it is also polite. However arriving at a party or someone’s home half a hour early may be inconvenient to the host or hostess.

Because I find it fascinating as a subject, I’ve written a lot of poetry about time. I find it to be a strange accordion, expanding and contracting according to its own rules. Sometimes I look at the clock and think I have a whole hour to get everything done. Then I look again what seems to me fifteen minutes later, only to discover forty five have passed and I didn’t get half of what I planned finished. Perhaps time does challenge me, still, it’s a learning process and I do enjoy learning.

May you always have enough time for what you need to do.

Blessings and Best Regards, Tasha Halpert

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Echoes From The Past~ An Elder Should Be Weird Enough To Be Wise.
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In old traditions those who acted as elders were considered to have one foot in daily life and the other foot in the otherworld. Elders acted as a bridge between the visible world and the unseen realms of spirit and soul. A person in touch with the otherworld stands out because something normally invisible can be seen through them. The old word for having a foot in each world is weird. The original sense of weird involved both fate and destiny. Becoming weird enough to be wise requires that a person learn to accommodate the strange way they are shaped within and aimed at the world.
An old idea suggests that those seeking for an elder should look for someone weird enough to be wise. For just as there can be no general wisdom, there are no “normal” elders. Normal bespeaks the “norms” that society uses to regulate people, whereas an awakened destiny always involves connections to the weird and the warp of life. In Norse mythology, as in Shakespeare, the Fates appear as the Weird Sisters who hold time and the timeless together.
Those who would become truly wise must become weird enough to be in touch with timeless things and abnormal enough to follow the guidance of the unseen. Elders are supposed to be weird, not simply “weirdos,” but strange and unusual in meaningful ways. Elders are supposed to be more in touch with the otherworld, but not out of touch with the struggles in this world. Elders have one foot firmly in the ground of survival and another in the realm of great imagination. This double-minded stance serves to help the living community and even helps the species survive.
~ Michael Meade

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Spring Cleaning
By Madisyn Taylor

As you sweep away the clutter blocking the flow of energy in your home, you sweep away some of the issues blocking you in life.
As the last vestiges of winter depart, all of nature enters into a lively and animated state of renewal. In the springtime, earth’s life energy is awakened from dormancy, and the cycle of life starts anew. We have the ability to sense this change taking place even before the seasonal flora around us blooms before our eyes. It is natural, therefore, that during spring many of us begin to feel the urge to clear away the clutter that has accumulated while we’ve enjoyed being sequestered in our winter nests. Now is the time to let the fresh breezes cleanse the energy in our homes.

Spring cleaning is traditionally a way to welcome a new season–one in which we open our doors and windows to let visitors and the sunshine in. It is also a way to remove stagnant energy from our homes in order to prepare our personal space for the positive, verdant energy of spring and summer. As you sweep away the dust and clutter that has blocked the flow of energy in your home, you inevitably sweep away some of the issues that may have been blocking you in your life. Intention is important, so before you begin cleaning, ask yourself what needs to be cleansed, what can be discarded, and how you can make your home a reflection of your best self. Then, gather your tools and supplies around you–vinegar mixed with water makes a wonderful natural cleanser, and putting everything you need in a bucket with a handle will make it easier to move your supplies around your home. Once you’ve begun spring cleaning, you may find that with each piece of clutter you discard and each item that you clean you begin feel increasingly energized. Divesting yourself of unnecessary possessions can help you regain clarity of mind while cleaning your windows can help you refocus your vision. As you clean, invite healing and vital energy into your home and heart.

When you’ve cleaned your home from top to bottom, create a floral arrangement with flowers from your garden, or buy a new plant at a farmers market. You may notice that your home feels newer, and brighter and full of new fresh energy. You also feel reawakened, rejuvenated, and alive. By cleansing your home, you can harness the vivacity and vigor of spring.

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Celebrate Spring: Crystals for Anger Management

Anger is the feeling we experience when events in our world are not going according to our plans. Anger is one of the most common and destructive elusions affecting our minds. Because it is based on an exaggeration, anger is an expression of our belief system and how we defend it. It’s as if we have an inner idea of how things, events and people should be for us. When we get angry and either feel frustrated or try to change them, we tend to give away our power! Many of us remain a victim to our tempers all of our lives. In essence, anger is the feeling we get when we want to control the world around us.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, anger is most prevalent in the Spring. It is considered the emotion of Spring. Although we can and do experience anger at any time or season, it is Spring when we are most easily angered. This is believed to be due to the changes of light and dark and the balance between them.

It is very important to identify the actual cause of whatever unhappiness we feel. If we are forever blaming our difficulties on others, this is a sure sign that there are still many problems and faults within our own mind. If we were truly peaceful inside and had our mind under control, difficult people or circumstances would not be able to disturb this peace, and so we would feel no compulsion to blame anyone or regard them as our enemy. To someone who has subdued his or her mind and eradicated the last trace of anger, all beings are friends.

Techniques for Managing Anger

1. The first step towards managing anger, is to identify which attitudes and convictions that many predispose us to be excessively angry in the first place! Once these beliefs have been identified, it is important to take steps to understand and correct them, if need be.

2. The second step is to realize that anger is a natural human emotion and it is not the emotion of anger that tends to be a problem. The problem is the mismanagement of our anger. Mismanaged anger and rage are the major cause of conflicts in our lives. This mismanagement often has roots from our childhood that prevents us from expressing our anger as appropriately as we should. These factors include fear, denial, ignorance, and impatience. These factors can derail the appropriate management of our anger towards others. Learning to understand and change these factors in ourselves, will
allow us to express our suppressed anger in a more appropriate way.

3. The third step is learning the appropriate ways of expressing our ” honest and legitimate” anger at others so that we can begin to cope more effectively with anger provoking situations as they come up in our lives. When we are anxious or depressed, we are often experiencing the consequences of our suppressed anger. The problem is that we have suppressed our anger so deeply that we succeeded in concealing it from our own selves! All we are left with is the residual evidence of it, our anxiety or our depression. When we are depressed, very often we are also angry at ourselves without realizing it. Learning to appropriately manage our anger at ourselves is the antidote to much of alcoholism, drugs and sexual abuse.

4. The fourth step in the Anger Management process is to approach anger by taking responsibility for our own reactions and behavior. We can do this by addressing our anger with the following coping techniques:

1. Listen to other people, first: listen carefully to what is being said. Do not have a preconceived opinion before you hear what is being said. Remember, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

2. Think carefully about what you want to say: before you say it. slow down. What is the underlying factor in your anger? Fear, denial, impatience?

3. Be clear about what you are going to express.: Your objective is not to belittle, berate, be sarcastic or attack someone because their opinion is different than yours.

4. If their statement is pushing your anger button: know why! Try to understand the root of your own anger. Look at why they have formed such an opinion.

5. Express yourself by saying: “I feel angry with (you, them, this situation) because…” Stay calm in the face of your own and the other person’s anger. The worse thing to do if someone is angry toward you is to shout back at them! Be patient and ask questions to get to the heart of the problem. Try being carefully assertive, rather than aggressive.

6. Make lifestyle changes. Making small changes in your life can allow you to reap great rewards.

7. Get regular exercise: This can help to prevent the accumulation of tension and will give you regular time away from everyday stress.

8. Learn relaxation exercises such as yoga and meditation. These forms of exercise will help to release tension in a controlled, healthy way.

9. Change your environment. Find alternatives for situations which add stress to your life. Schedule time to relax and unwind.

10. Learn to express your feelings: either by talking to a friend or by venting feelings in other ways, perhaps creatively through painting, journaling or taking on a new hobby.
Crystals for Anger Management

Moss Agate: Connects one to Nature. Translucent, transparent agate containing inclusions of minerals that look like moss or foliage. Improves ego and self-esteem, emotional balance and strengthens positive personality traits. Allows one to see all the beauty one’s eyes touch.

Amazonite: Solid Lt. Blue/turquoise. Prosperity. Gentle Friendly, calming, soothing; Opens throat, heart, and solar plexus centers for self-expression, artistic creativity, healing. Throat, thyroid, nerve and Brain paths. Reduces self-damaging behavior, increases straight posture of self-respect, confidence, grace, self-assuredness with communication. Soothes the brain and nervous system. Helps filter information and combines it with natural intuition. Enhances
masculine qualities. Good for anyone involved in the arts.

Aventurine: Translucent dark/lt. green quartz. Heals emotional pain/fear/imbalance by dissolving blocks in the heart Chakra. Aventurine is often referred to as the all-purpose healer. This means not only that it is considered by many to be good for physical disorders, but that it is healing on all levels. Green is the color of healing, and aventurine, as a member of the quartz family, has a concentrated ability to dissolve emotional blockages.It’s a particularly effective crystal for emotional healing and is especially helpful when worn for this purpose or placed on the heart center during chakra balancing. It helps to balance the emotions and is one of the best stones to wear or carry during stressful periods. It can also be used in crystal layouts when stress is internalized in the solar plexus area. It is also used with stones which have seemingly more harsh energy.

Chrysocolla/Gem Silica: Solid Lt. blue/blue-green. Gentle, soothing, friendly. Excellent for Heart Chakra; flushes and heals emotional heart blocks (loss, hurt, guilt, fear…) for allowing, flexibility, self- forgiveness, peace of heart, patience. Keeps one in light, love, and healing daily. On Throat, expressing feelings, verbal and artistic creativity, thyroid. Excellent therapeutic assistance for healing loss, incest, other traumas. Cleanses auric field. Dreams and Earth healing.A stone found in shades of blue or green. Mined in Mexico, Zaire, Chile, USSR and US. Resembles Turquoise and its properties are similar to it. Helps one feel more comfortable speaking the truth. Help develop personal confidence.

Green Jade: Most common. Very calming to the nervous system. The color green is representative of life or growth. Helps one channel passions in a constructive way, making expressions of love easier.

Malachite: Steady pulsing electromagnetic energy. (High copper content) Malachite and azurite are the same chemical, practically, Copper Carbonate. The only difference is the ordering of the elements in the molecule. On brow: Stimulates physical and psychic vision, concentration. Malachite also magnifies the positive, and so it is useful if your mood is definitely on the upswing. It should not be used in healing without careful consideration of who is doing the healing.
Andrew Pacholyk MS, L.Ac.
http://www.peacefulmind.com/spring
Alternative medicine and therapies
for healing mind, body & spirit!

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DIY Cabin in the Woods Air Freshener with Essential Oils

To achieve this scent, I sat down and thought of the essential oils that reminded me of a cabin in the woods. Evergreen, earth, and wood all came to mind.

Cedarwood

One of my favorite masculine essential oils is Cedarwood. There’s a reason we use cedar chips in animal pens and horse stalls! It is a fantastic deodorizer. Cedarwood gives a lovely earthy aroma as well. I use it often in calming and grounding essential oil blends.

Siberian Fir

Another exceptional deodorizing oil for this DIY air freshener is fir needle, also known as Siberian Fir. I love the coniferous aroma that reminds me of freshly cut fir trees. It is slightly earthy and very refreshing.

Black Spruce

Black spruce is quickly becoming one of my favorite evergreen oils. It is slightly deeper smelling than Siberian fir but crisp and bright. Black spruce definitely has its own unique aroma that blends perfectly with other evergreens.

Vetiver

Finally, to add some extra earthy and grounding notes to this blend, I added vetiver. This oil can be a little off-putting on its own, but it is a great fixative for perfume or linen blends. That means it helps the aroma linger a little longer.

Together, these oils combine to make a refreshing DIY air freshener blend that gets rid of odors and keeps them away!

DIY Air Freshener Cabin in Woods

Yield 8 ounces
Ingredients

25 drops black spruce (Picea mariana) essential oil (find it here)
20 drops Siberian fir (Abies siberica) essential oil (find it here)
15 drops cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) essential oil (find it here)
5 drops vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) essential oil (find it here)
4 ounces alcohol (151 proof or higher Everclear)
4 ounces distilled water
8-ounce spray bottle for your DIY air freshener

Instructions

Measure 4 ounces of Everclear (151 proof or higher) into a clean mason jar.
Drop in essential oils and stir well to combine.
Allow the jar to sit for several hours. (I let mine sit for 24 hours.)
Using a funnel, pour perfume mixture into an 8-ounce spray bottle.
Fill the rest of the way with distilled water, leaving room for the sprayer.
Secure spray bottle top and shake to combine.
Spray on linens or in the air as an air freshener.

Notes

Because this DIY air freshener recipe contains alcohol, it can be damaging to wood surfaces or some countertop surfaces. Keep out of the reach of children and be careful not to spray near eyes, mouth, or nose.

If you would like a brighter smelling blend, you can always swap vetiver with lemon or another citrus oil. Also, any of the conifer oils (Siberian fir, black spruce) can be replaced with whatever conifer you have on hand (Balsam fir, cypress, white fir, pine, etc.). They will have a slightly different aroma, but still that iconic evergreen scent.

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Stephen Halpert
Magee Part 13, Conclusion

That call from Malory got us quickly into the car headed for the Spikes place.. “Here’s the plan,” Raven sounded emphatic. He was driving me and Sippi in his sporty red jaguar. “You and Magee come in from the rear unseen. Wait for my signal. I’ll drive up alone.”
Sippi frowned. “So we sit on the bench while you drive in from the layup! Not today; No, I don’t think so.”
His voice sounded sharp.. “Sippi I’m just trying to protect you. You are the woman I love.”
Sippi shook her head. “Nice to hear but forget it Raven. Get those wedding bells out of your head; it could get us both killed.”
Raven frowned. “I worry about you Sippi. You are a woman. The way I read it you should be home baking cookies and changing diapers.”
Her voice was crisp and dry. “While you’re out there playing Eliot Ness. Raven? Forget it.”
But Raven wouldn’t let up. “You got a better idea? This isn’t exactly the Ok Corral. We’ve got to play it cool.”
I yawned. My only thought was to try to save Snowflake I didn’t want to give up on her even though I feared she was no longer alive.
We were almost at the burnt out Spikes place. Sippi wore her Army camouflage jacket, jeans, and her battered sneakers–the pair she had since her WNBA days. She called them her “old faithfuls.” She had plenty of other shoes but she wore these a lot, whether she was shooting hoop at the gym or walking me outside in the park. Her jacket pockets were wide enough to hold her pistol and phone device.
Raven wore his usual bulky brown leather jacket, jeans and his polished short black boots. I could see his shoulder holster inside his jacket. I knew he always carried a smaller hand gun in a holster on his hip.
Abruptly Sippi said, “Stop right here. Let me and Magee out. I want us close but still out of sight. We’ll back you up. Mallory will be here soon. I already called into headquarters just before we left.”
“Sippi, I love you. Can’t you tell? That’s why I’m trying to protect you1”
She bent down and unleashed me. “Find another way, Raven. Send flowers. This could get messy but I know you and me can handle it.” She threw him a kiss.
We darted into a wooded patch. Up ahead was a black sedan with an official Office of the Executive seal on the doors. Sippi unleashed me. I kept trying to contact Snowflake but she didn’t respond.
Sippi took out her pistol, cocked it and held it down by her side.
Raven drove up close to the black sedan and got out.
“Stop right there Jones.” Steven Mills glared at him. His eyes were bloodshot, he trembled and his cheeks were flushed. Behind him the two big tall Russians I had tangled with before stood holding rifles.
Raven smirked. “Where’d your boys find those rifles? Army surplus from Custer’s Last Stand?”
Mills ignored Raven’s remark. A third Russian appeared from somewhere in the Spikes’ ruins. Snowflake’s limp body lay across his arms.
Raven saw the explosive collar around her neck.
Mills looked hard at Raven. “What do you know about this dog, Jones?”
“Looks like she’d dead.”
“Not dead or at least not dead yet,” Mills said. “Just strongly sedated.”
“How does she tie into the missing gold bullion?” Raven said.
“Maybe it’s inside her,” the big Russian with the gold tooth smiled. “We cut her open and find out.”
I wanted to leap ot of the bushes and sink my teeth into him. It was hard not to growl, but I knew to keep silent. I’m a cop after all.
Mills sneered. “You better be careful Jones. Already your days with the FBI are numbered. Don’t give me your dedication to law enforcement and your agency rot. And why is the dog’s collar sewn into her?”
“Ask the spirit of Mrs. Spikes,” Raven said. “It was her dog after all.”
Mills nodded. “Yes, it was unfortunate that the Spikes were disposed of before sufficient information was extracted from them.” He looked at the Russians and frowned.
“So they eliminated them.” Raven said.
“Washington had nothing to do with their execution. It only confused matters for everyone. But now you know too much Jones.” He turned to the Russians. “Eliminate him.”
“Not so fast,” Sippi shouted. Put down those rifles now.” She jumped out from behind Raven.
“Kill them both,” Mills shouted.
I’d been waiting long enough. I scurried behind the tall Russian and jumped up on his back. He screamed. He didn’t know I was there. I covered his eyes with my paws. He staggered into the path of the other Russian just as he fired. Blood spurted from his back. His second shot went wild,
I ran over to Snowflake and using all my strength pulled her out of the line of fire. Two other Russians appeared. Raven fired hitting the second rifleman. The other two looked at each other and seemed confused.]
“Police! Drop your guns now,” Sippi yelled.
Mills pressed his hand to his chest and hurried to his sedan. He pulled a handgun from inside and aimed it at Raven. I left Snowflake and ran toward him. He didn’t see me. I bit down hard on his shoelaces. He stumbled. His shot went wild, missing Raven. Kicking me aside he crawled inside the sedan and started the engine.
A white motor scooter rode into view. The driver’s helmet concealed the face. He raised a machine gun. A spray of bullets hit Mills. He screamed and slumped over the steering wheel. Then he fired at the other Russians. They fell to the ground. The driver turned his white scooter and sped off and away.
Sippi got on her device: “Ambulances, Spikes place Hurry.”
Minutes later Chief Mallory, several patrolmen and two ambulances arrived.
Steven Mills was pronounced dead at the scene. The wounded Russians were cuffed and loaded into ambulances.
Sippi carried Snowflake and we got into Raven’s car to take her to the vet hospital. As we sat in the waiting room, Sippi hugged me.
“You did it Sweetheart,” she said, feeding me a spicy shrimp ball.
Raven was busy on his device, calling in his report. He let his boss know that Mills was dead. Then he put away his device. “He didn’t sound too sorry,” Raven said wih a grin.
Sippi shook her head. “Who do you suppose?” She said.
Raven shrugged. “Know any daredevils who drive a white motor scooter and shoot like that?”
“I think so,” Sippi said, “but it would be impossible to identify him.”
Later that day Snowflake sent me a message via dog thought. “I’m ok, weasel.” I was glad she had survived but wish she didn’t call me weasel. I guess poodles are funny that way.
The next day Chief Mallory told Sippi that once they got the explosives off and collar separated it from her skin they found the numbers of some safety deposit boxes that proved to be in vaults in the Kremlin.
“So the gold bullion never left Russia,” Sippi said. “Much ado about nothing if you ask me.”
Mallory smiled. He bit down on his smelly cigar stub. “Out of our jurisdiction.” He sounded relieved. “As far as I’m concerned this case is closed.”
Back in her office Sippi saw a bouquet of a dozen red roses in a vase on her desk. She smiled.

The End
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Weekly Horoscopes Beginning: Sunday, 31 March 2019

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Since 14 February, when your ruler Mars moved to accent financial, business and practical matters, you`ve achieved a lot. Still, it wasn`t exactly thrilling. Consequently, Mars`s move, this Monday, into the inquisitive, chatty Gemini and the accompanying swift pace will be welcome. Better yet, what you learn and who you meet – now and over the coming weeks – will add much needed excitement to your life.

You yearn for a more satisfying lifestyle. Any moves for the better can only start with your closest relationships and on your own home ground. You are determined to make a success of whatever you take up next and people feel inspired by your positivity.. New methods and routines will bring more satisfaction into your life. The start of April is an ideal time to get the ball rolling. If you need any help or support, don`t hesitate to ask.

This week`s cosmic test is patience. Fact is that moving forward might not be so easy. For a start, there are rules and regulations that need to be adjusted. Secondly there`s high probability that developments at work will require a fresh approach. Recall that Uranus only recently changed signs and remember that these ingresses only occur every seven years or so. In short, this is an unusual period. The good news is that as of Monday, April 1st, Mars (your ruling planet) begins its journey through Gemini enhancing your ability to communicate and to cut to the heart of the matter. True, Mercury is still crossing over degrees it passed whilst it was retrograde and there are still misunderstandings to resolve. It`s likely though that by next weekend much of this clearing up work will be done.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Now and over coming weeks, your focus is teamwork.. This could involve family, friends or even colleagues. Whatever the case, together you`ll be dealing with changes or, perhaps, unexpected but timely events, all of which rely on joint knowledge and efforts. While this could mean altering familiar habits or rethinking longstanding arrangements, your focus will be more than justified by what you`re learning and who you meet.

A discussion on ethics, religion or politics could become heated. An irritating neighbour or relative will continue to press their point and you will grow tired of hearing their views. It would be best to keep your thoughts to yourself when dealing with this fanatic. If you`re single, lonely and looking for love you could find it very soon. April will bring more fun and escapism into your life through your friendships and by getting more involved in a new group or society.

It`s not so long since Uranus entered your sign. Recall that the last time it visited Taurus was in the 1930s. You may not have been alive then! This then is likely a new vibration and will require some adjustment. Uranus is the planet of the entrepreneur.. Those determined to carve your own career path should find extra energy to do this. It helps too that Mars (as of Monday) moves through neighbouring Gemini. This is when you could approach the issue of budgets and costs. Don`t underestimate your ability to wheel and deal. With Mercury now moving back over degrees it crossed in recent weeks, there is the potential for reviewing existing arrangements and modifying these to your advantage. True, this might require discussions with a legal expert. This though is not beyond your wit either. You may find that someone born under the Fire signs of Leo or Sagittarius is particularly helpful and indeed even inspirational.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Making decisions regarding changes in elements of your life, and what should go, has been easy. However, what`s next hasn`t been nearly as clear. On Sunday, 31 March, the fiery Mars moves into Gemini, triggering a six-week long cycle of insights, followed by action, which leads to lasting plans. For now, explore whatever excites you. The practical side of things can, and should, wait.

Taking on a leadership role of a group project will come naturally to you. You may not have volunteered for this, but you have the talents or qualifications needed and people will look to you for guidance. Your ability to delegate the right jobs to the proper people will ensure quick results.. Expect a busy and satisfying week but know when to call it a day. Everyone has their limit and you should stop when you feel exhausted. Don`t push yourself too hard and try to relax in the evenings.

As of Monday, April 1st, Mars begins its journey through your sign. This transit lasts until the middle of May. You could be your forceful best – making many new connections in the process. However, given that there may be many matters that need still to be resolved, it will likely be mid-April before you feel true progress has been made. In the interim, there`s the issues of valuations and general costs to be addressed. This coming week could prove a stormy one. Harsh realities might need to be faced. The promising news is that thanks to your diligence and the extra homework that you put in during this coming week, you could be armed ready for a key meetings next week and which eventually lead to the successful conclusion of an outstanding matter.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Recent events forced you to rethink existing plans. While the resulting update was timely, the slow pace worries you. Despite being confident of your direction, take it slowly. Only after the insights triggered by the New Moon, on Friday 5 April, will the way ahead be clear. Also, be aware, seemingly unwelcome events could alter your thinking if not your priorities, and for the better.

If a career path is starting to dry up, you might think about launching your own business. Operating on your own will feel very satisfying. Instead of wasting your time and energy trying to please a difficult boss, you can now focus on satisfying your independent spirit. Don`t let the idea of making a few changes hold you back. Check e-mails and open all letters or you could mistake something for junk communication when it isn`t.

It`s said that preparation is everything. That`s perhaps especially true this week. In the days leading into next Friday`s New Moon (accenting) the career point of your solar chart, it appears that there will be much spadework to be done. Aligning your vision of how things should be with that of someone who feels that their creative input hasn`t yet been addressed will likely require tricky conversations. It could that there`s been a simple misunderstanding or mis-measurement. All this can and should be resolved before next Friday (5th). Where you should take care, is that now that Mars is travelling through neighbouring Gemini, you may have fingers in too many pies. Delegating would be one way of improving efficiency. It might also be that a colleague or close partner is likely taken on more than they can really cope with, and might require some backroom assistance. Placing boundaries so that you get adequate rest should be viewed as a priority.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Some say you`re avoiding decisions but, from your perspective, you`re lacking realistic options. Actually, things are unlikely to come together until late April, after your ruler the Sun meets inventive Uranus, in the portion of your chart that accents your activities out in the world and, especially, the goals you`re wrestling with. Until then? Declutter your mind and life.. The lighter you`re travelling, the better.

Hard work is the name of the game and whether you like it or not, you have no choice but to get on with certain tasks. Your effort won`t be without its rewards, but some jobs will be time-consuming, and some are monotonous. Don`t worry, the situation will improve. Check your finances before splashing out on anything new. You may need to review your budget to cater for new expenses. Expenditures are rising faster than your income but you will find a way to cope.

You could use this week to prepare for a launch soon after next Friday`s (5th) New Moon in another of the Fire signs. It`s probable that clearing up of a mess created since February 10 will need to take priority. Exasperating as this may be at one level (and particularly if you`re dealing with those born under the Mutable signs of Gemini or Virgo), this exercise could yet lead you to a treasure trove of information and possibilities. Indeed, it`s not impossible that armed with this that you could excel at a meeting during the week beginning April 8th. Diligence and preparation with much attention to details will of course be required. However, it seems that you`ll be in the mood to apply yourself to this task though agreed, you could be pushed into this by someone older.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Obviously, recent setbacks have been aggravating. Still, powerful insights about the plans you`re discussing, more recent options and, especially, certain individuals will all contribute to the decisions you`ll be making; and even more surprising, instead of facing seemingly endless debates and delays, things are coming together. Relax, as existing plans and more recent ideas turn into worthwhile, if not magical arrangements for now, and the future.

You are sensitive to atmosphere and to other people`s moods and feelings. Your boss or someone in a position above you does not seem to be their usual self. Although they are being snappish and overly critical, they won`t really mean to upset you. Take care in any sports you are involved in or you could put yourself out of commission for a few days and this will be frustrating. Getting some light exercise like a leisurely walk will be more therapeutic.

Your ruling planet, Mercury, continues its journey through your opposite sign of Pisces crossing back over degrees it first covered during its retrograde phase. This is the time to pick up loose ends. It should also be an excellent time to put into practice your ability to focus and apply due diligence. True, you could see cracks and expose potential weaknesses that drive others to despair.. They may be too anxious to get moving on to the next phase. You are likely correct in that if the i`s are dotted and the t`s crossed correctly, then smoother sailing is probable from the Full Moon on 19th. The downside -and especially now that Mars is travelling through another of the Mutable signs of accenting the very apex of your solar chart, – is that your nervous system will likely be working overtime. It`s imperative therefore that you ensure you get enough sleep.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Generally, if things are progressing as they should, you`re happy. However, only after the Libra Full Moon, on 19 April, will pivotal matters come together as expected. For now, therefore, it`s about keeping others happy. The secret? Focus on less pressing matters but, even more, on certain of life`s joys. This will boost your spirits and confidence, so you`ll be ready for when decision time comes.

There`s some emotional drama in the air. Although you prefer not to be the centre of attention, somehow you find yourself in the middle of all the commotion. Someone close will have a tendency to take things to extremes. Listen to what others have to say in general conversation and you could learn a lot. You might also notice that a friend has changed their views on a subject which caused contention between you in the past.

With Mars now travelling through another of the Air signs, Gemini, and accenting a part of your solar chart that is linked to both foreign relations, publishing and indeed, credit card management, you could feel so overstretched. In the days leading into next Friday`s New Moon in your opposite sign, you could however outline project which, though it might not be completed until closer to your birthday, proves to be 2019`s spectacular event. You will need to take care that you don`t spend too much time thinking about presentation rather than substance. That fact might be brought home to you by a colleague who is anxious for you to reach a milestone before the Full Moon on April 19th. They may though be underestimating just how exhausted you`ve been by thinking in recent weeks. Pacing yourself could be this week`s greatest challenge but entirely achievable with the assistance of someone who`s undertaken a similar task in the past.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

With so much in transition you`re struggling to make decisions. Others are suggesting arrangements be tentative. However, from your perspective, that strategy would confuse matters, if not waste everybody`s time. Still, at least experiment, both with your own ideas and those involving others. Regard these as a rehearsal of the lasting plans you`ll be making at the pivotal Scorpio Full Moon, in mid-May.

You`ve heard a lot of grumbling over a group project.. You will agree with some people that the task is difficult, but you prefer to get on with it without complaint. The hard work will soon be over, and you can now relax in the sure knowledge that soon you will be enjoying the fruit of your labours. A blind date could be more interesting than you expected. A friend seems to know you better than you thought and has found someone well suited to your personality.

Mars, one of your ruling planets, is now moving through Gemini. Over the next six weeks it is likely imperative for you to dig deep into resources. This would be an excellent time that any kind of research. As is likely the case for many signs, going back over information offered since February 10th will likely be imperative. There are presumably muddles still to be resolved. Yet if anyone can achieve this before the New Moon next Friday (5th), perhaps it`s those of your sign who will manage to do so. You may need to take care in the first half of the week that others don`t try to distract you. Being clear about boundaries will presumably be imperative. A further possibility is that you`ll have to give particular thought to health and diet. Indeed, your physical fitness may be questioned midweek but help given so that you`re ready and at your best for an event scheduled for May.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

It`s not that you`ve been lacking ideas or short of enthusiasm for certain ventures. It`s that others have wanted more information or been hesitant about what they regard as risks. With the actual situations in question shifting, there`s no need to rush. For now, focus on decluttering your own life and diary so as things begin coming together, you`ll be ready to move swiftly.

As well as being rushed off your feet, your talents are in demand. Everyone has something you might help them with. Your phone is constantly ringing, and your inbox is filling up. It won`t be easy keeping up with it all, but you prefer this to sitting around twiddling your thumbs. Good communication within your own four walls is important for your emotional well-being. You won`t be happy to return home to a contentious environment as you want to feel you can relax with your family.

Note that including Mercury, which has been retrograde, all the planets appear to be moving forward. Amongst these, Mars is travelling through your opposite sign. It`s probable that others will be driving forward trying to make up for lost time. Ideas and plans that have been incubating could yet take until the Full Moon on April 19th, before they`re ready for full launch. This week may be about determining costs and re-budgeting; and yes, that might not suit you. Midweek you could feel all adrift. Rather than focus on what appears illusive however, this would likely be the optimum time to consider which environment brings out the best in you. It may be that minor changes to decor would make a real difference to your well-being. Be aware too that since Mars will be travelling through another of the Air signs, that those born under Gemini, Libra or Aquarius might enjoy playing with your fire but that they could exhaust you in the process.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Others may dismiss certain worrying issues or obstacles but, according to your chart, these can`t be ignored. However, judging by the current swift pace, you may need to organise tentative arrangements. Regard this as an experiment, one from which you`ll learn a lot, whatever the outcome. This, then, means the final arrangements you make, probably in the next week, will be based on solid facts.

A disagreements with your partner or best friend could last longer than either of you anticipated. You both have strong feelings about this issue and neither of you wants to back down. Arguing is pointless. Agree to disagree. Worry about a recent decision is affecting your health. If this is something that cannot be changed, put it behind you. It is pointless preying on what has gone on yesterday when you should be thinking about today and what could happen tomorrow.

Mercury is now moving forward. In fact, as viewed from Earth, all the planets seem to be so with nothing appearing to move backwards. That will likely bring out the impetus for many to deal with outstanding issues and to get these resolved quickly. Yet the mess and misunderstandings that have been created in recent weeks will surely take time to unravel. Your role will likely be to lead the way. True you could be exasperated – almost beyond measure midweek – when you`re asked to re-do a task that you know was done perfectly well a few weeks ago and when really all that is required is to give it a fresh title. You might feel as though you`re banging your head against a brick wall. Rather than see this as a negative experience, and given that this ought not to be too challenging, this might be a useful time to develop an alliance with someone whose design skills are excellent but who is not so good at scheduling. This partnership will surely take longer to develop, yet what`s agreed could yet take off before the end of April.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

You`re beginning a new cycle. While certain changes have been in the air for ages, others are more recent if not sudden. As a result, you`re being forced to rethink your vision and, perhaps, consider options that, once, would never have crossed your mind. For now, explore every idea or offer. What seems questionable, if not unwise, today could turn out to be exactly what`s needed.

Your head is in the clouds. This makes it hard to give jobs you are working on your full attention. Snap out of it. There`s nothing wrong with daydreaming providing you balance this with being practical. Attending a psychic event or party will be both entertaining and enlightening. You have reached a spiritual cul-de-sac and suddenly you realise that there are many different approaches to love, life and spirituality and you want to discover more.

Mars enters another of the Air signs, Gemini, and moves through that sign until mid-May. Since this accents the learning part of your solar chart, these next six weeks should be ideal for learning new concepts. True, in the days leading up to next Friday`s New Moon, it may seem that this will be an uphill struggle and that there`s simply too much work to do. Consider that you`re effectively creating a base camp. It`s from this that you could move forward at speed after the Full Moon on 19th. This week`s challenge may be determining the title of this project and hoped-for conclusion. Exasperated as you may be (especially midweek), with those born under the Mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces who are less than clear as to the direction they are taking, know that soon after next the New Moon (5th) that these same people will look to you for guidance and to set the pace.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Over the past month or so, you`ve faced challenges, fielded unexpected offers and been both inspired and, on occasion, disillusioned by those individuals you`ve encountered. Yet, some have become part of plans, projects – or your life. However, things remain unsettled. Relax. By mid-April, the actual situations you`re dealing with will be more settled, as will your feelings about the plans and people involved.

A new friend will encourage you to experiment with new ideas. Old friends are expecting to meet up with you. You don`t mean to make waves, but you might prefer to cancel routine arrangements to explore new possibilities and pastimes. A campaign or venture you have been actively supporting will get a lot of publicity. You could be arranging a celebration when you see the results. You`ve made a positive contribution towards making your world a better place.

Mercury, still in your sign, is at last in apparent direct motion. In fact, all the planets as viewed from Earth now appear to be moving forward. This is catch up time for everyone. Yes, this will likely require a major rethink and review of decisions taken in March which may have been too idealistic. Note that Mars is now moving across the very base of your solar chart and that irritation levels could rise alarmingly. It may be that you are over anxious either about your own health, or the well-being of those on whom you depend. It may be that there is a lack of clarity here until the Full Moon on April 19th. This though, should be the optimum time for adopting a new attitude to diet and well-being generally. Of likely critical importance, will be determining whose expertise backs your instincts.

Posted by: arif uk <pepper.buoy@yahoo.co.uk>
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