“What if our religion was each other. If prayer, our words. What if the temple was Earth. If forests our church. If holy waters rivers and ocean. If the teacher was life. If wisdom was self-knowledge. If love was the center of our being.” ~Ganga White
Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them! ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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
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
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.
The First Days of the Seasons
WINTER Monday, December 21, 5:02 A.M. EST
Month of Cailleach/Samhain begins 10/31 – 11/27
21st National Stuffing Day
21st Zodiac Period of Scorpio ends
22nd Zodiac Period of Sagittarius begins
23rd Celtic Tree Month of Reed ends
24th Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins
30th Full Beaver Moon (2:32 AM, MST)
30th Hecate at the Crossroads
Current Moon Phase: Waxing Moon
Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days)
Goddess Aspect: Maiden
Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, Epona
Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiration, Energy, Vitality, Freedom. Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.)
Perform magic on waxing moons to attract a new quality or behavior, to increase the light within, to attain personal and spiritual growth and greater awareness. The quarter moon suggests a period of overcoming obstacles and continuing on the path to growth.
High Priestess Training
The entire course takes 15 months to complete (four levels). Tuition covers lessons, assignments and instructor feedback. In addition, students may download guided meditation exercises and be eligible for Sabbats, Esbats and retreats with the Sisterhood. The entire fee for each level is $120 (payment plan available), sixteen lessons in each level, except the last.
Ceremonial Cords and frame-able Completion Certificates are awarded as membersvcomplete each level.
Level I – Initiate of the Sisters of the Burning Branch – White cord
Level II – Adept of the the Sisters of the Burning Branch- Red cord
Level III – Priestess of the Sisters of the Burning Branch- Black cord
Level IV – High Priestess of the Sisters of the Burning Branch – Green cord
Learn About Herbs!
There is so much to learn about herbs! In Herbalism 101, we cover 21 herbs, and you will start your own personal Materia Medica, that we will build throughout the next levels. We will cover the basic aspects of herbs. From culinary to magickal, medicinal to ornamental. As well as the many modalities of herbs!
During this course, in addition to the on-line lessons and hands-on projects that you do at home, I will be sending you articles, and information, as well as questions about your own personal use and research.
I look forward to walking this green journey with you! I love herbs and I hope that you do to or will learn to!
There are 10 lessons in each level and there is no time limit for completion. You may study at your own pace! There are no texts to purchase.
For more info or to join my class, click here!
The cost for Level 1 is $50.00 or the entire Healing Arts Course (1-3)for $150.00, which includes a free Reiki certification course when all three are ordered!
The Magic of Crystals
Quartz crystals are a gift from the earth. They have the ability to amplify or strengthen the things in you that are positive.
Quartz can strengthen your ability to be a loving person, and can enhance your abilities to enjoy life and accomplish the things you want in life.
Quartz can reduce stress, help with centering, strengthen, have wonderful healing properties and surround you with protection!
If you love crystals like I do, join me in this 4 Week Mini – Course for a fun and interesting time! No books or supplies needed! $25.00
November 23, 2020 – November 29, 2020.
The last week of November starts off with a creative trine between Mercury and Neptune. Monday and Tuesday are great days to work on creative projects or whatever inspires you. Seek out people and activities that uplift you and fill your spirit. Midweek brings us the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. Tensions will easily spark as the Moon moves through combative Aries and forms a nasty square to Pluto, Saturn, and Mars. Try to avoid dinner table arguments and dodge political conversations. Have a ‘to go’ conversation starter in your back pocket. Thanksgiving weekend is rather intense. On Friday, Venus opposes Uranus in Taurus. Relationships will be in the crosshairs and arguments and disagreements may easily occur. However, let’s hope that cooler heads prevail when Mercury sextiles jovial Jupiter on Saturday.
Best Coventry candles for the week are Blessed Herbal Spiritual Cleansing, Happy Home, Protection, Hoo Doo Adam and Eve.
Here’s what you missed on CoventryCreations.com this
Become present and feel the power in your words. The way you turn a phrase can turn your world topsy turvy or set it to rights. This is most notable in magic and intention work. Wishing for a good outcome is not even close to the same league as declaring your success at a specific date and tim
Card of the Week: Queen of Wands reversed
Are you feeling a bit withdrawn?
The Queen of Wands reversed shows you have reached a place of self-respect and confidence. You know yourself on a deep level, and you are clear on your personal truth and belief systems.
You know what you stand for you and you are not easily moved by the opinions of others. You have also defined what success means to you, even if it differs from others’ definitions.
You may find that you are more introverted than usual. Instead of being the social butterfly and center of attention, you prefer to linger on the sidelines and watch what is going on.
That’s perfectly okay! Honor your needs and feelings and don’t push yourself to be extroverted and ‘out there’ when you don’t want to be.
You may also feel called to spend more time alone so you can connect with your inner self and hear your inner voice.
Ask the Tarot: How can I honor my needs?
Pearls of Wisdom Deck
I am Intuition, a bridge between the material world of Earth and the invisible world of Spirit.
You have inherent good judgement and intuition. Trust your heart and accept success. Find a spiritual guide to help you find what you need.
Venus In Scorpio
by Rubys Readings
Venus enters Scorpio
Nov 21st – December 15th 2020
It’s a time of intensity, passion, and deeper commitment to our relationships and financial affairs.
With the headmistress Scorpio in sultry Venus, any skeletons in our romantic closets can fall right out. So we tend to be more secretive about love and money. This influence can bring an intimate encounter with someone sexy, magnetic, and maybe even irresistible. It can tie the bonds between lovers and friends on a deeper soul level. It’s a time of healing and transformation in our relationships. Still, if we want to get to a recovery point, we must first pull out our deeper emotional stuff and do some serious analysis.
Venus in seductive Scorpio has the power to draw out what’s superficial in our love lives and our financial affairs. Secrets are often exposed as cheating lovers, or partners are discovered. This energy brings out the truth and wants us to deal with the jealousy, secrets, abuse, or misguided behavior in our lives.
With Venus in Scorpio, we want to get to the bottom of our problems and go below the surface to examine our issues more deeply. Especially in situations involving power, fear, and sex. Venus is in determinet while in Scorpio, so it’s not concerned with superficiality and prefers the chase in love, so it wants to transform us.
Venus rules over our relationships, so it is a more affectionate and social energy kind of energy. Scorpio is about passion and likes to go into the depths of love. This means we might crave more meaningful and intense emotional experiences. It takes us into something deeper, as love and intimacy become equally important. This idea of dating isn’t as comfortable because we’re searching for long-lasting romantic encounters instead. This energy can help us build on our committed relationships as well.
The shadow side of Venus’s energy is more wild and lusty. Take into consideration what people will do in the name of love, as it can get dark. People can become obsessive and paranoid. This influence is mysterious and secretive, so we are not in the mood to play nice. We want to dig deeper into our emotional wounds to spark some change.
Our inner detective is on high alert and wants to figure out what’s lurking in the Shadows.
Paranoia can set in as suspicions start to play in our minds, we may start looking for signs of betrayal in our relationships and closer circle. This transit can help us discover what we are intuitively picking up on and help us get to the bottom of our relationship problems. This energy shines a light on the truth and what’s really happening. Even though we usually are more willing to stick things out, and find common ground in our relationships, reality checks are strong and can break or strengthen existing bonds.
“Scorpio energy wants to transform us, which means it can get rough as we enter into a time of deep analysis and psychotherapy in our relationships, under the Venus is in Scorpio transit!”
Venus in Scorpio also brings out concerns involving money and business, including power struggles and power plays. Private issues we tend to ignore suddenly become more obvious during this time and are often exposed! How we spend our money is important, especially in partnerships
where financial resources are shared. It’s an interesting time for financial investments, as we can make effective decisions concerning things like loans, insurance, or banking.
Venus, in Scorpio’s intense energy, can feel emotionally burdening, but it also can transform us and help our relationships evolve. And this can lead to strengthening bonds if we take on the challenges of this transit, even if it’s rough at times. It’s a sexy time that can bring our partners closer or help us even meet a soulmate. Try to keep your compulsive thoughts in check and enjoy this energy!
A Gratitude Spell
BY CHARLIE RAINBOW WOLF
In many areas, this is the season when the last of the harvest is gathered, and feasting on the produce takes place. The quickest path to abundance is one of gratitude. For this spell, you’ll need a plate full of your favorite foods.
Take a bite of food, and speak out loud what you’re thankful for. Keep doing this until you’ve eaten a sufficient amount. Leave a bit of extra food on your plate, and take it outside to offer it to the universe. Like energy always attracts like energy.
If you feast with others in a celebration of thanksgiving, you can take turns expressing your thanks and gratitude. Writing your thoughts down so you can reflect on them when the going gets tough is a good idea too.
Change as a Blessing
BY MICHAEL FURIE
Here’s a way to spread some cheer. You’ll need some coins, a bowl of salt water, and some time.
If possible, buy a roll of quarters for this spell, although any coins or paper money will do. If using coins, soak them overnight in the bowl of salt water, then rinse and dry them. This step cleanses them psychically and physically. If using paper money, dab salt water on the corners of each bill, then allow them to dry. Once the coins or bills are cleansed and dried, hold your hands over them and visualize pure light pouring into the money, charging it with the magic of blessing. When you’re ready, say:
Valuable money I cleanse and
release, to those who need
blessings and joy and peace.
Whoever shall find these
gifts I share, good luck and
happiness will then be theirs.
Leave the money on shelves in stores or just about anywhere for people to find.
BY TESS WHITEHURST
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, the holiday season is well and truly upon us. The conditions are perfect today for working magic for a happy holiday season, particularly for fostering respect amid varying viewpoints and promoting the paradigm of forgiveness, acceptance, and love.
Brew a small pot of Earl Grey tea. Sweeten a cup with honey and place it on your altar for Concordia, the Roman goddess who was traditionally invoked to heal family and marital discord. Sweeten another cup of tea with honey for yourself. Sit before your altar and petition Concordia by saying:
Great Goddess Concordia, may
this holiday season be filled with
sweetness, friendship, and love.
Please open my heart and the hearts
of my friends and family. Please
protect us from drama. Please bless
all our gatherings with harmony,
respect, and happiness. Thank you.
Enjoy your tea, then take the offering outside and pour it upon the earth.
A Servant’s Hands
BY SUSAN PESZNECKER
At this time of year, as we move into what many celebrate as a season of giving, it’s a good time to work magic over ideals of service and altruism.
Wash your hands before you begin, using a favorite soap and drying with a clean towel. Admire your hands, envisioning their strength, experience, and wisdom.
Using a piece of white paper, write down the great works your hands have done. Perhaps they’ve knit sweaters to keep people warm, cooked meals to nourish others, played music, nursed people back to health, tilled gardens, or even built houses. Now list the volunteer efforts you’ll carry out in the coming year.
Fold this paper and tuck it into a journal or a corner of your altar space so it’s available to review. Anoint your hands with a favorite lotion or a dab of oil, repeating:
May these hands, so able and
strong, give help to others,
through seasons long.
Underwater Bathtime Balancing
BY RAVEN DIGITALIS
To connect more deeply with the essence of water, thereby connecting to your own emotional healing and awareness, draw a bath. Sit with the water in dark silence, listening to the sounds of the flowing fountain filling the tub with life-giving water. The sound may put you into a sort of trance; allow this to happen.
Next, add essential oils, bath salts, etc. Slip into the tub and rock your body slightly to feel the tides of the water coming and going. Again, allow yourself to become entranced by the mystical nature of this element. Bring to mind the qualities of water; consider how precious this resource truly is. Offer your gratitude.
When you’re ready, totally submerge your head in the water. When you do this, “shout” various terms underwater that link you to the element in positive ways, for example, purified, cleansed, nourished, rejuvenated, or empathetic. Use your creativity to enchant the water and yourself by yelling underwater. Quite appropriately, you will be the only one able to hear these sacred shouts.
True Friend Spell
BY THURI CALAFIA
Sometimes the approaching holidays can make us feel a little lonely, particularly if our friends are busy or if they aren’t meeting our needs as well as we’d like. It might be time to add some more people to our circle of friends.
For this spell, take a medium-size clear quartz crystal and hold it in your right hand. Think about what a great friend you are—be honest with yourself about all your good qualities. When you feel that the crystal is full of your authenticity and promise, hold it up above your head and visualize a bright spotlight of energy bursting forth from it into the night sky, beckoning to those who would be the best friends for you. Chant:
I’m sending up a beacon
To pierce the darkest night.
Come see how awesome I can be!
Behold my shining light!
When the power peaks, open yourself to the feeling of having many friends who all love you truly and wish to spend time with you.
Celebrate Romance Spell
BY LAURA TEMPEST ZAKROFF
Taking a moment to acknowledge a relationship that is going strong can be a wonderful way to honor that partnership.
For this spell, gather these items:
- A bowl of rose petals (dry or fresh)
- 2 white tealight candles in holders
- A lighter or matches
Sitting with your partner, hold the bowl of rose petals out to them so they can dip their hands in and rub the petals between their fingers. Then have them hold the bowl for you as you do the same. Set the bowl down, and smell the aroma on each other.
Next, each of you hold a candle and have the other light it for you. Place the candles on the table (or floor) between you, with about four to six feet of space in between. Together, take petals from the bowl and sprinkle them around the candles, forming a figure eight. Then look into each other’s eyes for a count of six breaths.
MY THANKSGIVING MESSAGE
I am honored and blessed to have you as part of my life. May this holiday season bring love to your life, health to your body, and peace to your home now and always.
Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday that comes once a year. It’s an everyday thing, giving thanks daily for the gifts of clean air, food, water and loving healthy relationships. Peace, love and a true thanksgiving!
Have you stopped to think about it?
What DO you have to be thankful for?
Having the Gratitude Attitude
Yes, it might feel great to win the lottery. Money, houses, travel – these are wonderful, but not enough by themselves. You need the right frame of mind to fully enjoy life. You need the attitude of gratitude.
Be thankful that you are able to breathe on your own without the use of a machine. Be thankful that you can get out of bed without assistance. Be thankful that you can walk, talk, and see. There’s so much to be grateful for every day of your life, it’s just changing your attitude.
Life is better when you feel blessed, when you can look around and say “Thank you, Creator.” Religious or not, when you see life as a wonderful gift, your experience is a richer one than any amount of money can provide. Imagine going through life like you’re a child, and every morning is Christmas.
It’s tempting to think gratitude comes from having what you want. You see yourself giving thanks if you had money, a loving family, and maybe a house on the beach. Still, you know there are ungrateful, unhappy people with these things, and poor people full of gratitude for what little they have. Where does this feeling come from?
Gratitude arises from how you look at things. It is the natural feeling that comes from truly appreciating the people and things in your life. It is also something you can learn.
You’re never too old to start learning how to be grateful.
First, you have to stop and smell the roses. You can’t be thankful for something you don’t notice or enjoy. Roses really do smell great, by the way.
Then, you need to make this appreciative approach to roses and life a habit. There’s no need to ignore the ugliness in the world, but you have to habitually see the beautiful things.
Start writing down every positive thing that happens to you, and all the things you like. I recommend buying a journal just for writing about gratitude. Do this until you start automatically seeing the good things in life. If you’ve ever bought a white car, and started seeing white cars all over, you know how awareness can alter your perception of reality.
To see wonderful things all over, train yourself to look for them.
When you are in the habit of “counting your blessings,” gratitude, and a much richer experience of life is the natural result. The Great Spirit Honors you when you count your blessings. You will find you are receiving more out of life then you ever did before once you develop a gratitude attitude.
Be thankful for what you have and have had.
May you feel the true blessing of being thankful this Thanksgiving.
I am grateful that you took the time to read this message. If you have been blessed by my teachings and inspiration please consider a donation to my spiritual ministry so that I can continue providing these messages for free. Remember no donation is too small as long as it comes from the heart.
Help — Still Relevant
Heard this song/these lyrics today as I was folding laundry. Usually hits of the past don’t stick to me, but these did. Maybe it’s the times. Maybe its the atmosphere. Maybe its the truth.
When I was younger, so much younger than today
I never needed anybody’s help in any way
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured
Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me?
And now my life has changed in oh so many ways
My independence seems to vanish in the haze
But every now and then I feel so insecure
I know that I just need you like I’ve never done before
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me?
Lennon– McCartney, 1965
How To Use Tumbled Crystals
Dear Magic Makers,
One of the most commonly used shapes of crystals for crystal healing are tumbled crystal stones. Tiny, but mighty, they are an excellent choice whether you have just started your crystal healing adventures, or you have been creating your own magic with the help of crystals for a while.
However, you must have noticed that there are a lot of other shapes of crystals everywhere you turn.
And you begin to wonder whether you have chosen well with the tumbled crystals, or you made a major mistake and should have invested a couple of more bucks in bigger shapes.
The truth is, it all depends on what you use your crystals for. Here is what you should know about Tumbled Crystals and for what to use them:
Stepping Stones Into Crystal Healing
There are so many crystals out there, that it’s simply impossible to learn everything about crystal healing by just reading about the crystals.
The easiest way to start your crystal healing journey is to get to know your crystals and work with them, feel their vibes, and program them with your intentions.
After all, even though crystals always help enhance high-frequency vibes, there will always be some crystals that you connect best with. And tumbled stones will help you get to know the crystal healing world, the best, because they are excellent beginner stones.
Affordable Yet Effective
Speaking of finding the stones you vibe with most, there are a lot of crystals out there.
Imagine if you bought the bigger, more expensive shapes of crystals without knowing what you need, or whether that crystal will work for you.
Tumbled stones are excellent and affordable way to test out all of the crystals in the crystal healing world, before you use the bigger shapes to become a crystal healing goddess.
Building Crystal Grids
Although you can use each crystal from the crystal healing world individually, sometimes you need a bigger boost.
After all, we are all such amazing unique people, that we all have different goals, sometimes never before heard of.
So, how can one crystal help you achieve something that has never been done before? It can’t. That’s where Crystal Grids come into play.
When you use the power of sacred geometry combined with the right crystals frequencies – there isn’t anything in the world that you can’t achieve! And tumbled stones are excellent for building crystal grids.
Tiny But Mighty
Who said that the blissful energy of the high-frequency vibes you share with you crystals is reserved for your crystal healing sessions only?
Tumbled stones are tiny enough to bring them with you – in your pocket, bra, as a necklace, keychain, anything that you can imagine.
And you are not only bringing the tumbled stones, you are also bringing the vibes with you!
Heartwings Love Notes 958 Giving Thanks for What Is
Heartwings says, “The hole of the donut has no taste.”
This Thanksgiving many may be wondering what there is to be thankful for. This year’s celebration will be one like no other in recent history. No doubt some people will gather, with or without masks, and some will shop the same way, but far fewer. Those that do, run the risk of becoming ill from a virus that seems to have a vicious aftermath as well as a difficult passage through our systems.
Being in the high-risk sector, Stephen and I will celebrate with our own dear daughter and husband who we are fortunate in seeing regularly, without fear. Like us they practice safety precautions, are healthy and do not mingle with anyone for work or activities. I am thankful for their risk free behavior. In so doing, like many they avoid many activities they once took for granted The onslaught of Covid19 is a reminder of this tendency, and of how much we really do have to be grateful for.
I know I have much to be grateful for beginning with my many recent birthday congratulations and gifts from dear friends and family. My gratitude list is long and filled with as much that I am grateful did not happen as with that which did. I am also grateful to whoever invented Zoom so that I can smile from a safe distance at my loved ones, and for the telephone that allows me to speak to them even without seeing them.
Most of all I am grateful for my dear companion, Stephen, who is ever supportive of my efforts to learn and grow as he does the same. I am always grateful for the love of my dear children and their partners and children. For many years I have worked to acknowledge with gratitude every gift I receive, however it is given.
Moreover, I am always grateful not to have to make pie crust. Therefore, with gratitude to my readers, I am sharing my recipe for pecan pie bars. They are easy, tasty, and best of all, a great substitute for an actual pecan pie. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Brown Sugar Pecan Pie Bars
Preheat oven to 350, grease an 8X8 baking pan.
½ cup soft butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup whole or chopped pecans
1 Tbs flour
Cream butter and sugar well. Add flour and mix well for first layer. Pat into greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. (325 for glass pan) Remove. Raise oven temperature to 375 (350 for glass pan). While first layer is baking, beat eggs. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Take pan out of oven and pour mixture over crust. Spread evenly and bake for 20 minutes more or until brown and firm. Cool and cut into bars.
Please enjoy your celebration however it happens for you and rejoice.
Blessings and best regards, Tasha Halpert
PS If you try my recipe, let me know how it turns out. You can easily get in touch with me at either email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tashahal@Aol.com. Also for more love notes and other fun, check out my web pages at http://www.heartwingsandfriends.com
Balancing Self with Family Life
Taking time for daily self-care is vital and necessary and should not be seen as a luxury.
Many of us have a hard time balancing taking care of ourselves with taking care of our family responsibilities. For people with young children, this can be especially challenging, but even people without children have obligations to care for extended family, partners, pets, and the home in which they live. It’s easy to lose track of our own needs as we give ourselves to the people, pets, and places we love. However, it is essential to their well-being that we take care of ourselves, filling our own wells with water so that we have something to offer when we return home each day.
It is easy to get caught up in the demands of home life because they never stop. There is always one more thing you can do, another dish in the sink, a counter that needs wiping, or a person who needs a ride somewhere. If you don’t set some boundaries, you will find yourself on an endless journey of housework and doing for others. Eventually, you will probably feel drained and out of touch with your inner life force. Instead of waiting for this to happen, integrate self-care into your daily schedule. Even Buddha insisted that he have one hour completely to himself every day. There are times when even that will not be possible — for example, with a new baby or a sick relative. At times like this, retreating inward energetically can be a lifesaver. You can always find five minutes to close your eyes and breathe consciously. You may even be able to meditate.
Most of the time, though, it is possible to set aside a full hour for yourself each day. In addition, scheduling a longer interval of time, perhaps on a weekly basis, can really help to restore your energy. Get a massage or go to a movie or out with a friend. Taking time to experience the world outside of your home makes returning home all the more wonderful. In the same way, taking care of yourself is a natural complement to taking care of your home and family.
Less Thinking and More Feeling
When we begin to listen with our hearts rather than our heads, our whole world changes and becomes softer.
Most of us were born and raised in cultures that value the head over the heart and, as a result, we place our own hearts below our heads in a sort of inner hierarchy of which we may not be conscious. What this means is that we tend to listen and respond from the neck up, often leaving the rest of our bodies with little or no say in most matters. This is a physical habit, which sometimes feels as ingrained as the way we breathe or walk. However, with effort and awareness, we can shift the energy into our hearts, listening and responding from this much deeper, more resonant place.
The brain has a masterful way of imposing structure and order on the world, creating divisions and categories, devising plans and strategies. In many ways, we have our brains to thank for our survival on this planet. However, as is so clear at this time, we also need the wisdom of our hearts if we wish to continue surviving in a viable way.
When we listen from our heart, the logical grid of the brain tends to soften and melt, which enables us to perceive the interconnectedness beneath the divisions and categories we use to organize the world. We begin to understand that just as the heart underlies the brain, this interconnectedness underlies everything.
Many agree that this is the most important work we can do at this time in history, and there are many practices at our disposal. For a simple start, try sitting with a friend and asking him to tell you about his life at this moment. For 10 minutes or more, try to listen without responding verbally, offering suggestions, or brainstorming solutions. Instead, breathe into your heart and your belly, listening and feeling instead of thinking.
When you do this, you may find that it’s much more difficult to offer advice and much easier to identify with the feelings your friend is sharing. You may also find that your friend opens up more, goes deeper, and feels he has really been heard. If you also feel great warmth and compassion, almost as if you are seeing your friend for the first time, then you will know that you have begun to tap the power of listening with your heart.
A Thanksgiving Fable by Stephen Halpert
Once upon a time there was a turkey considerably too thin and bony to measure up to those stringent requirements enabling him to be served at the town’s annual Thanksgiving feast. Try as they might to fatten him up with a special diet created by the best nutritionists the farmers of the town eventually threw up their hands and admitted defeat.
“Be done with him,” cried one antagonistic farmer. |”For all I care that turkey can be ignored and taken off the rolls.”
“I agree,” said another farmer. “Who needs a skinny turkey? Downright embarrassing!”
“For sure,” cried the third farmer. “Serving that bird at our Thanksgiving feast would only give our town a bad name.”
One might think that a turkey said to be too thin to be presented at a feast might feel lucky or in some way gifted by Divine Providence; but this turkey, who went by the name of Horace, felt anything but special. Not only did the fatter, plumper more delectable turkeys ostracize him, they made up terrible gossip about him and called him every low and demeaning name possible under the sun.
Furthermore, whenever Horace tried to drum up conversation with the plump female turkeys whose gentle affection admittedly, he desired he was scorned, laughed at, and rudely ostracized.
Horace was sad. Down in the beak, lonely, and feeling dreadfully sorry for himself when on Thanksgiving morning he strayed from the barnyard and eventually found his way to the river. “Maybe I should just jump in and drown,” Horace contemplated aloud. “Who cares about me anyway? It’s no fun facing such total rejection just because I’m,” a tear fell from his eye, “just because I’m too thin to be served.”
A duck swimming by heard his litany of sorrowful cries. “I’d consider myself lucky if I were you,” he quacked. “Be glad the farmers have no need for your services in the kitchen this morning. In fact, I’d be especially thankful for not measuring up to their expectations.”
“It’s easy for you to say that,” Horace snapped.
“You’re a duck. What’s your barnyard status? You just laze about the water and lead a pretty useless life.”
“You think?” The duck looked at Horace and wondered about the size of this turkey’s brain.
“Besides, see if you’d like it year after year–everyone ignoring you, and calling you uncomplimentary names.”
“But don’t you understand?” cried the duck feeling intently frustrated. “Right now those fat ones are in the oven, stuffed with bread and onions, waiting to be devoured by the farmers and their friends. You’re alive, free, out of harm’s way. What more could you wish for, for heavens sake?”
To tell the truth, the duck’s assessment of Horace’s situation provided new thought for him to ponder. Certainly those puffy butterballs whose affections he sought always disappeared at that Thanksgiving feast they all aspired to attend.
“You could think that way,” Horace said reluctantly. “But when you’re born to serve, and you don’t fit in, it’s hard to turn things around in your mind.”
“Pay no attention to the workings of your mind,” warned the duck. “Probably it’s been made up for you without you ever having an original thought to change things around. What sort of turkey in his or her right mind wants to end up drenched in gravy and smeared on a platter with cranberry sauce, yams and whipped potatoes?”
Thinking about it, Horace realized the duck was right. He smiled, took a deep breath, and for the first time was able to appreciate the sweet scent of the fall foliage.
Just then a spry wild female turkey with outstanding feathers appeared before him. She clucked several times then winked. Without thinking about it, Horace knew to follow her wherever she might choose to go. He turned and winked back. As they walked together down the woodland path, he knew in his heart that come Spring, when the new buds appeared, together they’d watch the flowers bloom, and best of all he would never again feel sad or lonely.
4 Benefits Of Using CBD Oil With Your Pets
Share your love for cats!
Having pets can improve your life in many ways. When you have one, you’ll get to exercise more, and learn how to be more patient. Being a pet owner may also help you ward off allergies because spending more time with pets may boost your immune system.
If you want to become one of the best pet owners in the world, you should prioritize keeping your pets happy and healthy. You may fulfill this role by incorporating CBD oil into your pet’s daily routine.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural compound extracted from hemp plants. It’s also known to bind with the receptors found in your pet’s body to provide these benefits:
- Alleviate Pain
Pets, especially when young, are naturally playful. When you choose to adopt a kitten, for example, expect that you’ll have to run around to keep up with your feline friend. While this behavior is normal, being energetic may also become the reason why your pets will be more susceptible to injuries that can cause body pain.
One of the biggest benefits of CBD for your pets, especially cats, is its ability to alleviate body pain. CBD oil can bind with the receptors found in your pet’s brain, creating an anti-inflammatory response that helps to manage pain. If your pet cat regularly suffers from chronic body pain and symptoms of arthritis, then they may greatly benefit from the pain-killing abilities of CBD oil.
- May Reduce Anxiety And Stress
Just like human beings, your pet’s mental health is also as important as their physical health. To ensure that they continue to live healthily and happily, as a pet owner, you need to make sure that your pet is free from any kind of stress or other mental health problems.
If your pet cat, for instance, usually experiences symptoms of separation anxiety when you leave them alone at home, consider adding a few drops of CBD oil to their meals or drinks. CBD oil may help reduce anxiety and stress among cats because it may encourage their brains to produce more serotonin. This neurotransmitter controls your pet’s social behavior and regulates their mood. Having regular levels of serotonin will make it easy for your pets to ward off stress and prevent any mental health problems in the long run.
Even though experiencing anxiety and stress is common among pets, it should never be left unaddressed. Anxiety and stress may have detrimental effects on your pet’s health and can become the reason why they’ll have shorter lifespans and increased susceptibility to illnesses and diseases.
- May Help Battle Cancer
According to statistics, cancer is the leading cause of death among pets. For the past ten years, more than 50% of senior pets develop cancer and eventually die from it. Aside from being chronic, the inability of the pet owner to determine the symptoms of cancer in their pets is also one of the reasons why more cats and dogs are dying due to cancer annually.
Fortunately, you can keep your pet safe from cancer by letting them use CBD oil. According to studies, CBD oil may have the ability to block off the energy source of cancer cells in the body, preventing them to spread and multiply. CBD oil may also provoke the death of cancer cells in your pet’s body without harming their healthy cells.
- May Increase Appetite
All of your efforts to provide the right nutrition to your pets will be useless if they don’t have the interest to eat or even touch their bowls. While missing one meal a day isn’t a cause for concern, missing too many for a couple of days can be alarming. Loss of appetite among pets, especially cats, can lead to malnutrition, and in worse cases, death.
If your pet is no longer eating as frequently as usual, it might be time to consider giving CBD oil to them since it’s known to increase appetite among pets. This works because CBD oil may reduce the symptoms of an upset stomach, encouraging your pets to eat again.
Small cat smelling a cannabis leaf on pink background, marijuana for pets concept
See Your Vet First
Letting your pets use CBD oil will make it very easy for you to better take care of their health. This product provides benefits that you can’t find from any other over-the-counter medicine available today.
But regardless of how beneficial you think CBD oils are, it’s still important to consult a vet before letting your pets use them. Your vet can help you pick a CBD oil in the market that suits the needs of your pet, ensuring that they remain safe when using the product.
4 Simple and Easy Cocktails to Celebrate Thanksgiving!
What are you grateful for this year? This may very well be the question of the year!
Sugar Free Brown Sugar Cinnamon Hot Toddy
2 Tbsp. (1 oz.) Torani Sugar Free Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup
4 Tbsp. (2 oz.) bourbon
4 Tbsp (2 oz.) hot water
2 Tbsp (1 oz.) lemon Juice
Dash of Angostura Bitters
In a mug add the bourbon, Torani Syrup, lemon juice and hot water and stir. Add a dash of the bitters. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired
Tequila Pomegranate Cocktail
4 tbsp (2 oz) Reposado tequila
3 tbsp (1 ½ oz) Torani Pomegranate Syrup
3 tbsp (1 ½ oz) fresh lime juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Shake all Ingredients with ice and pour into a tumbler.
Apple Pie Martini
1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Apple Syrup
1/2 Tbsp (1/4 oz) Torani Shortbread Syrup
3 oz vodka
apple slice for garnish, optional
Add Ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a thin slice of apple, if desired.
Hazelnut Espresso Martini
1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Hazelnut Syrup
1 shot espresso
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. coffee liqueur
1 oz. heavy cream
Add Ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Georgia’s Weekly Horoseekly Horoscope: Weekly Horoscope: Sunday, November 22, 2020
The 2021 Annual Forecasts are available for pre-order. Annual Forecasts will be sent via e-mail on January 1st.
As our time with passionate, intense Scorpio ends, we now move into a four-week dance with the Sun in optimistic, adventurous Sagittarius. Quelle difference! Sagittarius boosts our desire to travel and makes us want to push the boundaries of our world! We’ll be eager to learn and explore other cultures. The study of ancient civilizations or futuristic trends will appeal, along with outdoor sports. This is a lovely “pick-me-up” window because Mars in Aries will energize this Sagittarian Sun making everyone feel vigourous and enthusiastic! Samuel Ullman said, “Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Mars is your ruling planet; and it is in your sign only once every two years for about six weeks. In a weird celestial fluke, this year it is in your sign for six months! The only way this can happen is it has to go retrograde in your sign (back-and-forth), which is challenging for you. Don’t you love that euphemism? Finally, Mars has finished being retrograde, so now things will get easier for you. Furthermore, the Sun in Sagittarius, for the next four weeks, will give you a fantastic boost! You will want to travel and explore new ideas and meet people from different backgrounds because you want to expand your world! And you will.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
For the next four weeks, your focus on shared property, taxes, debt, loans, mortgages, inheritances and the responsibilities you have for others will be stronger. Because both Mercury and Venus will be opposite your sign, you will have successful discussions with everyone. This placement of Mercury will help you clarify and explain issues to others. It will also promote cheerful banter and spirited debate, while Venus opposite your sign, beautifully smooths your relations with everyone. Nice! You will express your affection to others more easily. In fact, Venus will even improve your relations with enemies or anyone with whom you are in conflict. It’s a good thing.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Once a year for four weeks, the Sun sits opposite your sign; and that time has arrived! In your chart, the Sun represents your energy, and because the Sun is as far away from your sign as it can get all year, your energy will be flagging in the next four weeks. This means you need more sleep. In addition, this polarized position of the Sun (to your own Sun) means it’s time to bring your affairs to a culmination. Because you might encounter opposition from others, be careful about dealing with authority figures. (You could create more opposition!) If you have a sense of failure about something, accept this and move on. You can start over. Fortunately, Venus will boost your health and sweeten your relations with others.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Many of you have been more involved with kids, romantic adventures and fun times recently. For the next four weeks, because the Sun is now in a different sign, your own focus will shift. You will want to get better organized and figure out how to work efficiently so that you can be razor-sharp effective! Yes, you want to work smart! Because the Sun will be travelling through a part of your chart that is concerned with service, even if you are your own boss, your actions will be dictated by others at this time. Nevertheless, Mercury and Venus are still in a playful part of your chart urging you to explore sports, social activities and romantic dreams.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Lucky you! The next four weeks are promising because they will be more playful, more lighthearted and more fun-loving! Enjoy happier relations with kids and warmer relationships with your main squeeze. (New romance might blossom?) You have a strong urge to express yourself in an open and honest way because you’re ready to be exactly who you are. Mercury encourages attention to home repairs and family discussions, while Venus makes you want to entertain at home and redecorate. Expect to enjoy warmer relations with family. Meanwhile, Mars urges you to explore new ideas and finish major writing projects as well as explore further education. Good stuff!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You will welcome this chance to cocoon at home for the next four weeks and focus on your private life, home and family. You also might be more involved with a parent. Childhood memories and discussions about the past will bubble to the surface of your mind. However, you won’t be super reclusive because Mercury and Venus encourage discussion with others. Mercury will attract group interactions on line because you want to be part of what’s going on. Meanwhile, Venus will make you appreciate your daily surroundings and the people with whom you are involved. A lovely combination! (Mercury is your ruler. Don’t hesitate to cooperate with its urge to interact with others by phone, internet or snail mail to learn something new!)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
The pace of your life will accelerate in the next four weeks because you will have a busy schedule of appointments, errands, discussions with others, increased involvement with relatives and siblings as well as being more active reading, writing and studying. Yes, you’re busy! It’s been a struggle for you while Mars has been opposite your sign for almost 6 months this year. (It stays until the end of the year.) The last time this happened was in 1988. It creates challenges with those who are closest to you. (Exhausting.) Things are already improving because Mars is no longer retrograde, but they will get even better by the end of December! “Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus.”
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Both fair Venus and Mercury are in your sign now. Venus makes you diplomatic and charming and at the same time, increases your desire to relate to others. It’s a lovely blessing! Enjoy good times with friends via Zoom or your phone. It’s also an excellent time to buy wardrobe items for yourself. Meanwhile, with Mercury in your sign, you will have a busy mind and be keen to communicate. Furthermore, because you more objectivity than usual, you will examine yourself with scrutiny. Meanwhile, this Sagittarian Sun will help you reflect on your values. It’s important to know what really matters to you because if you don’t know what matters, how will you know how to make important decisions?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Look at you! The Sun is in your sign for the next four weeks, which makes you energized, sassy, and keen to express yourself. This happens only once a year, and when it does, it’s your turn to recharge your batteries. The Sun will also attract favourable situations and people to you. Indeed, some of you are exploring secret love affairs now while others are busy on research projects and digging up solutions to old problems. Now that Mars is no longer retrograde, relations with romantic partners will improve, as well as relations with your kids. It’s a happening month and it’s all about you!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Every year before your birthday, you experience a four-week window when the Sun is actually hiding in your chart waiting to burst into your sign. That window of time has arrived. This means many of you will choose to be more reclusive and perhaps work alone or behind the scenes. However, two influences will counter this impulse — Mercury and Venus are both travelling through your House of Friendship! Mercury will definitely encourage discussions with friends, especially groups. You might want to discuss problems with others or your future goals? You might also be more involved with younger people. Meanwhile Venus will encourage cozy relations and perhaps turn a platonic friendship into a romance. (Interesting.)
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You are entering a lovely four-week window because the Sun is now travelling through your Aquarian “home”, which is the 11th House of Friendships. This means friendships will be more important than ever during this next month. You might also question your role in a group. (Are these my people?) One thing is certain, although you want to work with a friend or a team, it’s important for you to establish who you are. You need to maintain your own integrity. You might also want to scrutinize your friends because in large measure, they are a reflection of who you are. Relations with parents and authority figures will be excellent because both Mercury and Venus are at the top of your chart encouraging lively discussions as well as mutual admiration. Sounds good!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
The Sun will be at the top of your chart for the next four weeks, something that can occur only once a year. When this happens, it symbolizes that you are in a spotlight – and this spotlight is flattering! This means others (especially bosses, parents and VIPs) admire you and think you are super capable even if you don’t do anything special. Because you have all this going for you, now is the time to advance your agenda! Ask for what you want! While this is happening, Mercury and Venus are in a different part of your chart encouraging travel and a desire to study and get further education or acquire knowledge and new experiences. Venus will make you attracted to people who are different and exotic. (This is not boring.)
Weekly Horoscopes beginning Sunday, 22 November 2020
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.
Personal theme: I am!!
Fire & cardinal sign: March 21 — April 19
Your horoscope for this week: You`ve been feeling restless for weeks. However, a range of crucial yet dull practical, business or financial matters has demanded your time and attention. It hasn`t been easy, but happily, they`re nearly dealt with. Still, get them finished first. That ensures you`ll be free to focus on the far more exciting activities triggered by the Sun`s move to accent new ideas, encounters, people and places.
You aren`t the type of person who likes to feel restrained or restricted. Someone close is showing a more possessive or clinging side to their nature. This makes you uncomfortable and your natural reaction will be to gradually withdraw your affection and commitment. You`re about to start a new health journey. The first steps are the hardest but you will make improvements very quickly. This will be the incentive that will keep you going in the right direction.
In just a few weeks` time, – actually at the winter solstice, – the tempo changes.. Jupiter and Saturn at last move out of Capricorn into Aquarius where they mark the start of a new business cycle. This period could then be something of a mopping up period. It may be necessary to draw a line, – most likely midweek. Tough as this might initially appear to be, and yes, the financial fallout could be considerable, taking this apparently drastic step might then move you on to a new path. There might even be something to celebrate by the weekend. Don`t underestimate the value of your network – especially with those who live and work long distance from you. It`s these connections that could develop fast in 2021 and brighten your career prospects.
Personal theme: I have!!
Earth & fixed sign: April 20 — May 20
Your horoscope for this week: Inevitably, constant changes in both existing plans and their foundation are annoying. Despite your irritation, you`re finally recognising these as breakthroughs. Some involve existing arrangements. However, a few are more forward-looking, and could take you into new territory, in terms of your thinking or possibly matters that involve how you live or where you work. For now, focus on exploring everything. You won`t regret it.
Relationships are unpredictable. Some people are being so awkward, you don`t know where you stand. If anyone starts demanding that you pull strings on their behalf, refuse their request outright. Toxic people are draining your energy. Being a good friend does not mean you have to constantly put yourself out for others. Someone close shares a hard luck story and you`ve heard this one before. They won`t be fooling you now. You will reap the reward of showing restraint in chats about cash.
As you may know, Uranus is passing through your sign. This almost seven-year transit began last year. Uranus is the planet of `doing things differently`. If you have entrepreneurial flair it will surely surface. It is likely that already you`re discovering that going it alone or being selective about your working relationships is the only way forward. Whilst you might regret not having sufficient expertise in one area, you could, before next weekend, unite with someone who does. The potential for job sharing or forming commercial alliance looks strong. Hold the thought too, that in just a few weeks` time, at the winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn arrive at the apex of your solar chart and your career should then move off tangentially.
Personal theme: I think!!
Air sign: May 21 — June 20
Your horoscope for this week: You haven`t put off discussing certain tricky issues, as much you`ve been unclear about your own feelings, so sidestepped them and those involved. The secret? Keep in touch, but explain you need time. Actually, others are equally unsure. What`s more, you`ll be able to adjust to the shifts in feelings or even circumstance triggered by the powerful Gemini eclipsed Full Moon, on the 30th.
You are determined to get a job done and out of the way. Others are about to see there is a more efficient and no-nonsense side to your nature. If they`ve never seen this before, expect to receive some complimentary remarks and some good-natured teasing, too.. Social plans arranged for the end of the week may not go as expected. You haven`t given a lot of attention to what`s happening in the world around you and this could be the cause of a major muddle.
It might seem that certain tasks involving clearing up, archiving and pruning are never ending. By mid-week it would be understandable if you were exhausted and frazzled. Yet this may be a necessary exercise before you can move forward with revised career plans. Transport may well be an issue. Determining how you`re going to get round certain restrictions could dominate much discussion. Yet getting around these you presumably will. You might also discover a network – presumably online, – of people facing similar challenges. It might be advisable to at least consider joining forces. This week`s keyword is cooperation. Don`t be surprised if others encourage you to write a diary or be their wordsmith. Talents here could get you noticed in 2021.
Personal theme: I feel!!
Water & cardinal sign: June 21 — July 22
Your horoscope for this week: While you take a practical approach to certain areas of your life, in others you rely almost entirely on your intuition. Currently, perplexing events demand you blend these two. This is easy for you, but annoys those who want hard facts and nothing else. The secret? It`s to say the minimum. With circumstances shifting frequently, at the moment your instincts are more accurate than those hard facts.
Some people are hard to understand. One moment a friend is laughing and joking, the next they will be serious and sullen. You`re finding their moodiness annoying and you will only be able to put up with it in small doses. A colleague or neighbour is trying to get your attention. In the past they have learned to rely on you for your advice. Without your guidance, they feel confused and uncertain about what to do next. It won`t be a problem for you to give some suggestions.
You could so easily fall into the trap of helping others improve their career working opportunities and ignoring what`s happening to you. Recall though, that just a week ago, Mars turned direct at the apex of your solar chart. It will leave that area at the beginning of 2021. It`s arguably imperative that you make the most of this time. Your creativity is surging. There is no need for you to hide `light under a bushel` and instead should be doing all you can to self-promote. Renewed contact with those you haven`t seen in recent weeks or months could yet prove productive. True, revised business relationships might not take off until after the new Jupiter-Saturn cycle begins at the winter solstice next month. For now, you could yet discover the value of a network and teamwork and have something to celebrate by the weekend.
Personal theme: I will!!
Fire & fixed sign: July 23 — August 22
Your horoscope for this week: Recent shake-ups in elements of your way of living or working weren`t just annoying, some were disruptive. However, now that you`ve had time to get things organised, you`re recognising these as much-needed breakthroughs. Regard this as yet another round of unexpected events, demanding yet more changes. These may seem a nuisance; but the more you explore, the clearer it will be how timely they are.
You feel restless and uncertain about decisions recently made. Someone you recently met is cagey and will not reveal a lot about their life. You suspect they have something to hide. Don`t ignore your hunches. Intuitively, you will have a good idea about whether someone can or cannot be trusted. You`re hoping to organise joint responsibilities in a better way. Talk to your partner about this and they will be more cooperative than you expected.
Though it would be understandable if you experienced `doom, gloom, frustration, disappointment and general unsettledness` as the week begins, know that by the time the Moon reaches another of the Fire signs midweek, and having dealt with an administrative obstacle, that you could yet set out on a new path. In just a few weeks` time, Jupiter and Saturn conjoin in your opposite sign – marking the beginning of the 20-year cycle that offers much in terms of business partnership. You could view this week as preparing for that alliance. This should at least make the process of archiving and reassessment more enjoyable.
Personal theme: I analyse!!
Earth sign: August 23 — September 22
Your horoscope for this week: As much as you enjoy exchanging ideas with those more knowledgeable than you about certain matters, recent events required fast action. While you were anxious, you moved swiftly, and things worked out. However, with changes continuing, you`re urged to revisit those topics and any others in transition. Discuss what worked and what didn`t and then focus on exploring more far-reaching options. You won`t regret it.
A new partner is moving away for business or family reasons. Seeing each other occasionally may not be enough to build a romantic relationship. You might get the feeling you don`t know each other well enough for this relationship to survive if distance is going to keep you apart. Your head is filled with ideas and inspirations. It only takes the smallest of thoughts to sow the seeds of something big. You could be taken aback by the way a small idea grows once other people get to hear your thoughts.
At the winter solstice next month, Jupiter and Saturn align in Aquarius. Having left the `research and development` area of your solar chart, it is then time to capitalise on ideas that have been incubating since the start of 2020. True, they`ve been doing so under extra ordinary circumstances. True too, others might not display the kind of energy and support you require – at least initially. Yet the cosmic weather will change midweek and by Friday, it`s entirely possible that you will have marshalled the troops and have an agreed schedule in place. It`s likely too, that the expertise you`ve acquired since the solar eclipse back in June, will be acknowledged – possibly leading to an invitation to be part of a new group or team.
Personal theme: I balance!!
Air & cardinal sign: September 23 — October 22
Your horoscope for this week: Not only was November`s first half tricky, during the past week you`ve encountered one obstacle after another. However, the more you focused on the practical side of things, the more you got done and, better yet, learnt. Now, sudden developments are forcing similar changes in future arrangements. Here, too, it`s about making decisions, then moving on. Be bold.. You won`t regret a thing.
Your ideas are inspirational. You might not take them seriously at first but the dreams and schemes you come up with now could have far greater consequences than you imagine. Check times of meetings and appointments before you set off. Check too that others involved have remembered. Calling them once you get there to find out whether or not they`re on their way could be leaving it too late especially if they have double booked themselves.
Exhausted as you may be, hold the thought that in just a few weeks` time both Jupiter and Saturn will have left the very base of your solar chart and that some of the dark days will be behind you. Yes, you likely will need to dig deep into reserves – especially midweek – and particularly if working with those born under the Fire signs of Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. Don`t be fooled by their demeanour in the first half of the week. Their energy levels might then be low. That should alter midweek and yes, with your encouragement they could really `fire`. Though you might wish to avoid confrontation or upset, you might need to deal with this – especially where the value of archived material is concerned. It may be necessary to access your inner financial negotiating skills. Yet you could make excellent progress and achieve positive result.
Scorpio & Ophiuchus
Personal theme: I desire!!
Water & fixed signs: October 23 — November 21
Your horoscope for this week: The events and insights triggered by the Scorpio New Moon on 15 November weren`t just powerful, they triggered a timely shift in perspective. However, circumstances are shifting. Between now and the end of the month you`ll be facing twists and turns. Worrying as that sounds, they`re forcing you to face and overcome doubts about major, and timely, changes. Plunge in, and the sooner, the better.
New starts are likely. Even if you`re uncertain about how a project is going to go, you have plenty time to sort out any teething problems. Promotion is a possibility but don`t be too sure of yourself. Just relax and let things happen. You don`t need to do anything to receive the rewards coming to you at this time. A colleague has come to depend on you a lot. Give this relationship some careful thought. You may want to start encouraging them to stand on their own two feet.
Venus joins Mercury in your sign and your ability to charm and persuade should surface. It may be obvious in the first half of the week that others lack energy and determination. The realities that have been faced since the start of the year could be brought home and yes, you might not need to look far to see obvious signs of depression. Yet there is a likely mood change midweek. Yes, it might be necessary to make clear an obligation or responsibility, and yes, you might need to stand your ground. Know though that you could initiate a charm offensive that brings others round to your way of thinking, secures a deal, and gives rise to celebration over the weekend.
Personal theme: I see!!
Fire sign: November 22 — December 21
Your horoscope for this week: Sagittarius is the most quick-thinking and fast-moving sign of the zodiac. Still, even you could struggle to deal with the thrilling events promised by the rare and powerful planetary activity between now and the end of the year. While you rarely need encouragement to explore, certain commitments could seem overwhelming. Heed the stars` guidance. They say go for it now, and ask questions later.
Sometimes it feels as if some people rely on you too heavily. Deep down, you secretly enjoy it. You like to be at the front of whatever`s going on and if given the choice between taking orders and dishing them out, you would rather be the one who makes the decisions. While your approach may be different, this could be a good thing in a partnership. If, after giving it some thought, you realise your home is making you miserable, either make some changes, redecorate or move out.
Think of it this way; would you back your horse? Fact is that you`ve been racing for the last couple of years and must surely be exhausted. Yet there are still a few hurdles to cross before Jupiter and Saturn leave neighbouring Capricorn next month; and yes, there`s also a solar eclipse in your sign on December 14. Can you make it to the finishing line? A solar Eclipse is a sophisticated New Moon and promises fresh energy. With these thoughts in mind perhaps you`ll negotiate this week`s challenge more easily. Having done that, and received reward and applause and yes, possibly have something to celebrate at the weekend, you could then assess the last few hurdles and access the required energy to see you over the finishing line at the winter solstice.
Personal theme: I use!!
Earth & cardinal sign: December 22 — January 19
Your horoscope for this week: Issues with certain individuals go back a long way, so far you can`t really recall their origin. What is clear, however, is that these relatively simple tensions have become an excuse for them turning what are little more than minor difficulties into dramas. As a conscientious Capricorn, obviously you want to remedy these. Don`t bother. The individuals in question would only find something else to complain about.
Close ties or a work relationship has had its fair share of ups and downs lately. Small differences of opinions have got in the way of an otherwise harmonious friendship. There`s a breach between you that you might want to mend before it develops into a yawning chasm. Now is the time to do something about this. Turn down an offer that is made that feels like an insult to your intelligence. Better opportunities will come your way.
In so many ways this has seemed such a brutal year. Challenges have been huge and brought SO much responsibility. Yet Saturn will leave your sign. In fact, it leaves accompanied by Jupiter at the winter solstice. Hold the thought that improvement will come. For now, however, and not for the first time, the burden of duty and care for others and that feeling of entrapment will likely continue. True, others might commend you for your resilience and professionalism. You perhaps also need to see that rewarded in tangible form! At the very least, you surely need others to acknowledge your expertise and give assurance that your efforts will not be forgotten. Just in case however, you might consider improving your qualifications; in the process making clear to others that you intend to stay on top of your game.
Personal theme: I know!!
Air & fixed sign: January 20 — February 18
Your horoscope for this week: No sign better understands and, in fact, enjoys observing even dramatic changes in others` lives or in your world more than Aquarius. More personal changes, especially if they`d reorganise things on your behalf, are another matter. Yet that`s what you and the rest of the world are facing between now and the new year. Unsettling as events seem, they were custom-designed to begin the next chapter of your life.
Plans you had been looking forward to may not turn out as everyone was expecting. Only a small number of people will turn up and this will make it disappointing or in general, due to restrictive rules and regulations, things won`t go smoothly. People will understand if you decide to leave early. Friends are looking to you to instigate a group project. You won`t want to let your side down but there are important personal matters you need to get out of the way beforehand.
The Sun might have moved into fiery Sagittarius, but you might not yet be feeling any heat. The presence of so many planets at the top of your chart and in one of the Water signs, could leave you feeling heavy and weighted down – at least until after the Sun makes crucial aspect to Saturn midweek. Yet yours is one of the Air signs. You don`t `do` waterlogged for long. True, you may have very good reason for feeling despondent. Air though moves. New currents are likely to carry you to new vistas. By the time that Venus opposes one of your ruling planets, Uranus, at the end of the week, the mood should be significantly altered. A partnership or shared job opportunity could present. There are probably many ideas for you to play with before the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in your sign next month.
Personal theme: I believe!!
Water sign: February 19 — March 20
Your horoscope for this week: With two eclipses shaking up the world around you and elements of your life between now and early 2021, chaos is unavoidable. However, as an intuitive Pisces, you`ll not only understand these twists and turns, you thrive on the resulting changes. Your biggest problem? Others` anxieties. The solution? Reassure them. Then, together, stand back, wait and watch. Miracles are coming, if in an unexpected form.
You want to work more on your friendships. Keeping in touch with friends through text messages, social networking sites and phone calls has worked until now but ultimately, spending time together regularly is a necessity. One of you is starting to feel lonely. Be extra careful in all communications. Wait a few days before responding to a text message that makes you angry. A quick response could cause a heated exchange of words and later regrets.
The Sun is now passing over the apex of your solar chart; shining a light on aims and objectives and just how much these have changed. What you thought you wanted just a few years ago will now be so very, very different. True, Covid-19 and related effects of the pandemic will have left their mark. Yet, it is likely more than that and you now need to tune into new frequencies. As yet, you might not yet feel inspired or know exactly you which route to take. Consider this as a time for weighing up options. En-route, anticipate that others will attempt to charm and tease you; and yes, some of their ideas likely have merit. What`s probable is that you need to improve qualifications and experience. For now, a short course might suit you well – preferably one that can be completed by the lunar eclipse on the last day of November.
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