“No one is You,
and that is Your Super Power.”
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
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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.
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.)
Herb of the Year for 2023: Ginger ( (Zingiber officinale). Named by the International Herb Association
March is National Women’s History Month
March 29 – First Quarter Moon
MAR. 18: To APRIL 14 – CELTIC MONTH of ALDER
MAR. 20: To April 17 – GODDESS MONTH OF COLUMBINA
MAR. 31st -Apr 2nd: Dark Side of the Con at Dark Force Fest
A dark alternative convention happening at The Sheraton in Parsippany, NJ.
MAR. 30: Babylonian Day of Bau: Mother of Ea (The Earth)
APR. 1: Dark Mother Day –honoring Black Annis, Kali;
Fool’s Day—honoring the God of Chaos Energy.
Day of Venus: Goddess of Love and the Hunt
APR. 3: IROQUOIS THUNDER CEREMONY = Honors Sky woman and gives thanks for rain
APR. 5: Roman Day of Fortuna: Goddess of Fate
APR. 6: – Full Pink Moon
APR. 13 – Last Quarter Moon
APR. 7: Feast of Blajini—offerings made to the Other People/Sidhe or Faeries “Kindly Ones”.
APR. 7-8: Feast of Greek Goddess Artemis (Roman Diana) – who represents the feminine in Nature and protects women throughout their lives.
APR. 8: Day of Mooncakes—honoring the Moon Goddess.
Virginia Psychic Fair 2023
Sun, May 7, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031
Special Metaphysical Event.
Face to Face Workshops with GrannyMoon at Sticks and Stones
Join us at https://www.meetup.com/Witchy-Wednesdays
WitchCrafting: 1 PM – 3PM – Apr 2
The Herbal Cauldron 1 PM – 3 PM – Apr 9
The Magick of Crystals: 12 PM – 2 PM – Apr 16
High Priestess Training with GrannyMoon
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 members complete each level.
Level I – Initiate of the Sisters of the Burning Branch – White cord
Level II – Adept of 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
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Learn About Herbs with GrannyMoon!
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 too 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 $150.00 the entire online Healing Arts Course (1-3) which includes a free Reiki certification course when all three are ordered at the same time!
Natural Witchcraft with GrannyMoon
Welcome to a journey to learn about yourself and your hidden powers. Wise women and men have existed for thousands of years and still exist throughout the world. They know Mother Earth as the ultimate healer, and have learned to utilize the gifts of of nature. Inside each person is a being of wisdom, deeply connected to the phases of the moon and the tides of the sea. All we need to do is trust our innate wisdom.
This will take 13 weeks of study and hands-on practice. But it should be fun for you too! We start with the basics!
~What You Need To Know First!
~Your Inner Witch
~The Informed Witch
~Your Witchy Genealogy, Finding Your Ancestors
~Much Much More
This is not Wicca! You don’t need expensive accoutrements or other fancy trappings! All lessons are done weekly with GrannyMoon through e-mail, with personal feedback.
Course requires purchase of one text book! You may buy this new,
used or you may already have it! “Way of Natural Magick” by Nigel Pennick
All Students Welcome!
A 13 week course on-line course.
Those completing this course will receive a certificate in Natural Magick!
Payment Plan Available
3 payments of $50.00
Contact GrannyMoon at:
The Goddess School Grimoire
eBook (PDF): $6.25
The Goddess School Grimoire is a collection of recipes, artwork, poetry, prose, prayers, rituals, spells, and practical Goddess wisdom put together by the teachers, students, alumni, and friends of The Sisters of the Burning Branch Goddess School. The sisterhood is dedicated to restoring spiritual balance by returning the Divine Feminine to her rightful place and by assisting women in their personal and spiritual development. Since being founded by Head and High Mother Priestess Grandmother Moon in 2000, The Goddess School (GoddessSchool.com) has grown into a large and beautiful global community of women.
Oestara: March of Time
Springtime hides beneath the frosty ground
where creatures huddle in fragmented dreams.
They feel the urge to waken as light seems
to enter. Slowly now without a sound,
the stillness shrouds, the silence is profound.
Then seeds begin to swell and sprout, and greens
emerge to feed the sleepers. The wind keens,
the silence breaks, and winter is unwound.
The time to waken fills the day with light.
From now until the summer’s at its height
it’s time to rise, to do what is to be,
to plant, to feed the earth with energy.
Time has marched on, and spring has come at last.
The light ascends, and winter now is past.
Llewellyn’s Spell A Day
Smelling the Future
MARCH 26, 2023 BY BLAKE OCTAVIAN BLAIR
Smelling the future … Well, not precisely. However, using an incense with properties that help us open up to the energies of looking forward can aid us while divining the future and using our psychic sight and sixth sense. Thus, the scent can help boost the vision.
So what can we use to smell the future? Well, today’s planetary ruler is the sun, and solar herbs have properties that help us illuminate possibilities and look forward. A favorite that most people have on hand, either in resin form or as stick incense, is frankincense. Frankincense resin even has a sunny golden sort of color. Before diving into the week that lies ahead, light some frankincense on your altar and recite:
Golden tears of the sun,
Shed a light on this week to come.
May my visions bring to view
Insight into this week brand-new!
Now use your favorite method of divination to tap into your psychic senses and divine wisdom. Blessings!
Garden Gratitude Spell
MARCH 25, 2023 BY SAPPHIRE MOONBEAM
Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. March is the time to think about the seeds you want to plant in your herb garden. Consider the types of spells you want to do later in the year. Are you hoping for more success, abundance, love and romance, courage, or something else? The seeds you plant now can help you achieve what you desire in the future. Consider researching herbs you can grow for specific magical outcomes to use in spellwork. Also, trust your inner wisdom about what you want to grow in your personal world. As you plant your seeds, you can say these words:
As I fill my garden with these seeds,
I plant the beginning of my
desires, wishes, and needs.
I will tend to these herbs and
water them each day.
I am grateful for the blessings
that are on the way.
Friday, My Day Spell
MARCH 24, 2023 BY DALLAS JENNIFER COBB
Dion Fortune said that “magic is the practice of changing consciousness at will.” Friday is my magical day, my day off, the day when I do all of my favorite things. I comprehend the deep and abiding magic that comes from this practice. It changes my consciousness and heals and uplifts me. Even on Fridays when I might have to work, I still practice this spell to great benefit, wrapping myself in the transformative energies of love and passion.
To begin, quickly identify five things you love that don’t cost money: walking, with my dog, in nature, by the lake, at dusk. That wasn’t so hard. Try it again: laughing, exercise, hugs, smiles, people holding doors. Now tell me five things you are passionate about: ecology, magic, nature, animals, neurophysiology. You know what you love and are passionate about. Can you purposefully choose to spend time today engaged with love and passion?
Charged Nail Polish
MARCH 23, 2023 BY MICHAEL FURIE
Vibrant shades of nail polish are an excellent means of utilizing color magic, and the portable nature of polish makes it easy and practical to use. Consult a list of color correspondences for help in choosing just the right shade to match your intention. Some examples include pink or red for love, white or black for protection, yellow or orange for communication, and green for growth, health, or prosperity.
Once you’ve chosen a shade of nail polish, light a candle of the same color and hold the bottle of polish in your hands while envisioning that it is infused with a radiant light of the same hue. To seal the charge, say:
Liquid color empowered with light, a
magical medium you shall now be.
When painted on nails, release your
might; magic unleashed for all to see.
Extinguish the candle, and the nail polish is ready to use.
MARCH 22, 2023 BY ESTHA MCNEVIN
Tonight the star of Venus will appear with the moon and motivate many of us to pray for deep spiritual progress in our lives. The following spell is a universal human prayer for peace.
While standing in your kitchen, anoint a white candle with olive oil and envision the light of thought, science, philosophy, and art as you light the wick with a match. Carry this flame to the center of your home and let it burn as a beacon of hope for the future. Meditate on your own journey and let your soul unfold within your home in a spiritual act of meditation or mindfulness until the candle is safely extinguished.
Commit to volunteer where you are needed to support peace and civil rights and overcome ignorance and fear. If you light your own lamp from within in this way, then you will know peace with yourself and others.
MARCH 21, 2023 BY KATE FREULER
Mugwort is an inexpensive herb often associated with psychic power. The most common use for mugwort is cleansing and empowering divination tools. This new moon, treat your tools to a nice reset by creating a simple mugwort brew to clear them of accumulated energy and infuse them with extra psychic power.
To prepare the brew, put three tablespoons dried mugwort in a Mason jar, and pour one cup of boiling water onto it. Let it steep until cooled, then strain through a cheesecloth or strainer into a bowl. Use the liquid immediately, or freeze some in an ice cube tray to thaw and use later.
Dip a soft cloth in the brew and use it to wipe down the surfaces of moisture-resistant tools such as crystals, pendulums, or mirrors. For items that can’t withstand water, such as oracle cards, you can sprinkle a handful of dried mugwort over them for the night and let the magical herb do its work. After using mugwort, you’ll notice that your readings and divinations are more accurate and easier to interpret.
Spring Equinox Blessing Basket
MARCH 20, 2023 BY EMBER GRANT
We all know spring is about renewal; it’s one of the most magical times of the year. In this ritual you will create a blessing basket—a decorative item to display on your altar that represents your magical life. You can also include things you wish to manifest in the coming year. It’s like an Easter basket, but instead of candy, put in crystals, tarot cards, candles, etc. Of course, you can certainly add eggs and flowers, too. You can line the basket with decorative moss or just use a napkin or altar cloth.
Next, write your goals and wishes on pieces of paper and tuck them into the basket among the flowers, eggs, crystals, and other items. Or you can hide the papers in little decorative plastic eggs. Keep the basket in a place where you can see it until summer, and then, on a full moon night, dismantle it and bury the papers.
These baskets also make wonderful gifts, especially for those new to magic or anyone who could use some new ritual tools.
Heartwings Love Notes 1077 Duty Obligation and Love
Heartwings says, “Small acts of love sustain a relationship over time.”
Stephen and I have been together for more than 45 years and this year in July we will have been married for 43. If you were to ask me what keeps us together, I could give you several answers, and they would all be correct. However, in my opinion there is one that stands out above any other: we do our best to be kind to each other. Of course, there are times when one or the other of us, in an attempt to be kind, metaphorically steps on the other’s toes. However, all is quickly forgiven when the one with the stepped-on toes informs the stepper of the error and a discussion ensues.
The codicil of this kindness is a dedication to honesty and truthfulness about feelings. We’ve learned it’s all right to say “ouch” when necessary, and usually to do it tactfully. “You made me…” is not a good way to begin any kind of conversation featuring a complaint. Neither is “Why did you do that to me?” Owning up to one’s feelings is vital. To say “You made me angry when you…” is not helpful. What is, is rather, “I felt angry when you…”. This is fair and honest. It is important to allow oneself the luxury of being vulnerable enough to admit to being hurt, while not being accusatory and making the other feel uncomfortable.
Kindness in small ways is important. Stephen washes the dishes as a gift to me for doing the cooking. I appreciate this, especially since I know he doesn’t really like doing it. Sometimes I ask him if he would mind if I did them, and he may say yes, or no depending upon how he is feeling. I actually don’t mind doing them, and I even find it soothing to have my hands in warm, running water, however I appreciate his doing them as a loving gift. When I tidy the bed in the morning, opening the covers I’ve straightened to air the bed, I make it easier to make later. This is a gift of love I give Stephen because he makes the bed.
These little daily acts of love between us are not extraordinary or big hearted, but they are part of how we express our love for one another. Small gifts he finds here and there from his forays into thrift shops, thoughtful gestures like holding the door for me, or handing me my cane, are other simple offerings of love and caring that keep love in the forefront of our relationship. Asking each other if one or the other is happy several times a day demonstrates this as well. We live in close proximity, in a small apartment, and it would be easy to get irritated with each other, however we don’t because we are tender with one another, as well as honest. I am grateful to him for his caring, as he is grateful to me. We express this often. It also helps keep us both in love.
May you find happy ways to express your love to your dear ones.
Blessings and best regards, Tasha Halpert
P. S. Your comments, dear reader, are always welcome, as well as any tidbits from your own experiences. Your correspondence makes me so happy, so please, do write when you can.
Bitter feelings allow us to become perfect victims, in that we no longer feel obliged to work toward healing.
It is natural to feel resentment or anger when life does not unfold as expected. We consciously or unconsciously anticipated one experience, and we grieve for the loss of it when the universe puts something else in our path. Most of the time, we work through these feelings and they pass. Occasionally, our anger and resentment do not fade and are instead transformed into bitterness. Bitter feelings allow us to become perfect victims in that we no longer feel obliged to work toward healing and choose instead to identify with our pain. Yet as unwholesome as bitterness can be, it is also a natural element of our emotional palette. When we acknowledge that it is okay to feel bitter, we reconnect with our hurt in a constructive way and can begin the process of working through it.
The nature of bitterness is rooted in the fact that the pain we feel provides us with a rationale. We may feel that we deserve to embrace our bitterness to its full extent. And to be bitter is, in essence, to cut ourselves off from all that is positive, hardening our hearts and vowing never to let go of our hurt. But just as bitter feelings can be self-defeating, so too can the release of bitterness be life-affirming in a way that few other emotional experiences are. When we decide that we no longer want to be bitter, we are reborn into a world filled with delight and fulfillment unlike any we knew while in the clutches of bitterness. The veil it cast over our lives is lifted, letting light and warmth touch our souls.
Divesting yourself of bitter feelings can be as simple as truly forgiving and moving on. Even when your bitterness has no concrete object, you can forgive situations too. Healing pain can be challenging but may be easier if you remind yourself that you are the only entity truly affected by your emotional state. In time, you will discover that letting go of your bitterness frees you to initiate the healing process and allows you to once again celebrate the possibility of the more wonderful life you deserve.
The Moment of Magic: The Importance of Magical Timing
FEBRUARY 06, 2023 BY FRATER BARRABBAS
Magical Items on Altar
Many people work magic when the urge or the need prompts them to do so. Sometimes people will acknowledge the cycle of the moon to plan their workings accordingly. Yet overall, the timing of a magical working is hardly considered as an important part of the magic. If the magic to be performed is working with energy, spirits, or engages with the Gods, then the timing of the rite is not particularly important. However, if the magical working is dealing with a form of planetary or celestial magic, then paying careful attention to the astrological auspices and planetary day and hour becomes much more important. I would also point out that any magical working that is focused on a strategic outcome in the life of the practitioner should also include a greater awareness of the auspices of the moment or event of the magic.
What I am proposing here is another magical model, known as the temporal model of magic. This model is not readily known to many Witches or Pagans, but those who wish to work planetary magic or seek to make a dramatic change in their lives should learn to master this important model. You might ask, why is the timing of a magical working so important? How does the temporal model work? If we consider that there is no implicit destiny operating in individuals and the collective of human life, then we would have to assume that life’s meaning and direction are determined not by some external pre-ordained process but by our own initiative. We create our own destiny, and that destiny can be shaped and changed over the span of our lifetimes. There is no predestination in life—only possibilities and potentials.
The temporal model of magic is a method for determining the potentials for a given outcome based on an elective event for working magic. Using this model goes against the modern quest for immediate gratification, but I have found that such impulses are a tragic distraction to careful planning. While magic cannot produce miracles or what are called “black swan” events with any kind of assurance, knowing the potential of the moment can assist one in determining when magic can be used to influence or bend probabilities so that a desired outcome can be achieved.
How we can make that determination depends on our level of expertise in the use and analysis of astrological charts. We can examine the astrological transits, moon phase for an event and then schedule it during the best selection for planetary day and hour. We can cast an elective chart for that event and scrutinize it, and we can compare that chart with our natal chart to get a complete picture of the astrological potential at work at that moment. While these kinds of analysis may seem rather complex, the more knowledge that we have about the event for a planned working then the better will be the possible outcome. Knowledge of the moment is powerful determinant for the practitioner.
Astrology is the only system of divination that can accurately determine when something might occur. All other forms of divination can reveal a sequence of events, but for the timing of a potential possibility, only astrology can reveal that mystery to us. There are two similar points of view at work in astrology. The first point of view is that astrological occurrences are ever-changing, based as they are on the rotation and orbiting of the planets around the sun from the perspective of an earth-bound observer. Like the hands of a clock, the positions of the planets and the orbit of the earth around the sun is continually changing. The other point of view is a snapshot of the moment within that continually changing process. While the constant changing and interacting planetary aspects might be overwhelming, that single moment can be examined in detail to determine its meaning and significance.
It is that moment, or snapshot of time, that is significant in natal astrology, elective astrology, and horary astrology. Yet there is another point of view that is operating in this art, and that is the moment when an astrologer casts a chart and delineates it. When an astrologer casts a chart, the patterns and auspices of that moment are revealed. Since predetermination is known to be a false assumption, then the moment when an astrological chart is cast and interpreted by an astrologer becomes the most significant moment. It is part of the divinatory magic that also occurs when rune stones, I-Ching coins, geomancy sticks, knucklebones, or dice are tossed, tarot cards shuffled and laid out, or a pendulum is deployed against a map or cloth of symbols. All these systems of divination contain a wealth of symbolic correspondences and meanings, but they are only activated when the reader deploys them. The same is true with astrology and magic. The moment when the reader or magical practitioner deploys their art, that is the crucial moment when meaning is generated and potential possibilities realized.
Whether we pay strict attention to that moment when magic is performed or ignore it altogether, there is still a significant importance and meaningfulness associated with that event. To focus on that moment and to gain whatever degree of knowledge we can based on our knowledge of astrology is to fully realize what is occurring and what might be the outcome of that moment. That knowledge can also be used to select the best time to perform that magical working, and it can also assist one in properly selecting the best kind of magic to deploy. What lies behind this knowledge, of course, is the reason for performing this working. What is the objective of the magic and what are we seeking when we work it? All these considerations work together to help us assemble a magical working at the most optimal time and utilizing the best magical methods.
Celestial magic, or magic employing the planets, signs or even the fixed stars, relies heavily on the use of the temporal model of magic. Without analyzing and determining the date and time to work this magic then the powerful meaningfulness of the magic as determined by the moment will be lost. This is particularly true when working with talismans. Since they represent a perpetual emanation of magic, determining the optimal date and time to perform the working to generate them is critically important. We want a talisman that will empower our objectives in the most auspicious and significant manner possible. Generating a talisman that has either less potency or one that might produce an inverse or negative outcome would be something that we would want to avoid. Because is talisman is active 24 hours a day, seven days week for perpetuity, then ensuring a good outcome in the moment of their generation is a critical consideration.
When we add to these considerations to timing for either a lunar mansion or an astrological decan then determining the optimal time can be limited by finding an occurrence where the moon is waxing, and the astrological auspices are optimal. Determining that special event may force a practitioner to schedule it months in advance when celestial attributes are adequately or even perfectly aligned. If the magic is going to produce a strategic change in one’s life, then carefully selecting a time when it can be performed should not be a problem. It should be part of the discipline of working this kind of magic. All other kind of approaches that ignore this critical consideration can not only produce mediocre results, but it could also produce malefic ones as well. This might be useful to generate a talismanic field that operates as a curse to be projected on a malefactor or opponent; it would not be helpful if one is seeking a constructive outcome for oneself.
As you can see, the temporal model of magic is important when a magical working is being performed to make a strategic change in one’s life, or in the fashioning of a talismanic artifact. It was part of the rigor for working talismanic magic as it was done before the 20th century, since all celestial magic relied on the precise moment when an event occurred to passively expose a talismanic artifact. Since the Golden Dawn introduced the hexagram and pentagram devices to generate planetary and elemental fields whenever required, the need for determining the auspices have become less important to some. However, using the temporal model when working celestial magic when deploying the hexagram and pentagram devices will ensure that the moment of the magic will be captured and fully determined. It will make a potential probability more likely to occur.
In my new book, Talismanic Magic for Witches, I fully cover not only the theory of the temporal model of magic, but also the myths behind it and its practical application. I show the Witch or Pagan who aspires to work talismanic magic how they might go about selecting the optimal time and date for a working. I show the reader examples and how a given actual date might be examined for its potentially enhanced outcome or whether the auspices might force one to elect a different date. All these factors are thoroughly covered so that the reader can effectively and confidently choose the optimal time to perform a working without having to be an astrological expert. Knowing astrology is important, particularly knowing your own natal chart and how to determine your strengths and weaknesses, but this knowledge is readily available to everyone without having to study for years before attempting a competent talismanic working.
Darker days are just as much a part of life as are the days graced with sunshine.
When we refer to a “beautiful day,” we are often describing a day that is sunny, clear, and without a cloud in sight to mar a sky that is a brilliantly perfect blue. We find ourselves bouncing along, light in spirit, free from worries, and enjoying the moment. That is, until the clouds begin to form. The sky may turn grey, and a fog may roll in. Puffs of white take on whimsical, darker shades, and our beautiful day disappears along with the sunshine… or so it seems.
A clear blue sky often inspires in us good cheer, bringing on a lighter, more carefree day. We may find ourselves spending time outdoors, breathing in the fresh air, and basking in the warmth of the sun. Yet should clouds appear to wash the sky with shadows, we may let this change of weather decrease our energy and enthusiasm, pulling us into our own cloudy funk. Darker days are just as much a part of life as are the days graced with sunshine. They show us a different perspective of our world, while helping us appreciate the moments of illumination that inevitably follow. A rainy day with clouds helps to clear the air, washing away stagnation. Still, it’s hard not to feel gloomy or think that the day has been ruined when there are clouds hanging over us. Yet if you can remember that these shades of grey won’t last forever, and that hidden behind the clouds is the blue sky, you will find that the beauty of your day is merely playing a game of peek-a-boo with you. Like the mishaps and interruptions that occasionally block the brilliance that is our own lives from shining through, clouds eventually clear away so we can open up to a brighter horizon.
The next time you wake up to a cloudy day, remember that these shades of grey in life are there just for the moment. And that no matter how hard the rain falls or how chilly the fog is, the clouds will go away, the sun will break through, and you will be able to see the sky that has always and forever been a beautiful and brilliant blue.
4 Tonics To Help Boost Your Energy When Feeling Sluggish
by Dr. Weil
Feeling run-down and stressed-out? Does it seem you always catch whatever is going around? You may want to consider taking a daily tonic. Also known as adaptogens, these nontoxic, plant-based substances help to bolster your body’s natural defenses and increase its ability to cope with normal daily stress. When taken long term, tonics may help support energy and maintain immunity. Popular tonics include:
Ashwagandha. This traditional herb (Withaniasomnifera) from India is regularly used in ayurvedic medicine, where it is valued as a general tonic and adaptogen. There is evidence to support its use in brain health as well.
Eleuthero. Formerly called Siberian ginseng, eleuthero (Eleutherococcussenticosus) is a distant relative of true ginseng. It can be useful for alleviating exhaustion, fatigue from heavy workloads and overall lack of energy. Look for products that are standardized for their eleutheroside content.
Reishi. This distinctive, woody mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is too bitter to be eaten but can be taken in supplement form. Reishi is recommended in traditional Chinese medicine for increasing resistance and extending life and has been studied for its ability to support normal immune health.
Rhodiola. Also known as arctic root, rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) contains a group of distinctive compounds that are at least partially responsible for the plant’s remarkable properties – including anti-fatigue, anti-stress, antioxidant and immune-supporting effects. It is useful for acute stress, to support optimal mood and for memory health.
You should be able to find all of these herbal products in health food stores, often in combination products for stress or adrenal support. Choose the one that best meets your needs, follow package directions, and give it about six to eight weeks to see how it helps. You can take tonics indefinitely, but some herbalists suggest taking a two-week-long break every three months to help maintain the tonic’s effectiveness. If you have hypertension or diabetes, talk with your physician before adding these herbs to your routine. If they approve, be certain to monitor your blood pressure and sugar levels while taking.
Also know that these preparations work best when combined with the regular engagement with mindfulness practices like breathing exercises, guided meditation and taking news and social media detox breaks. Begin by implementing one or two practices daily and growing your efforts from there.
9 Cat Sounds and What They Mean
By Phillip Mlynar
Trills, chirps and whining — cat sounds go far beyond cat meowing. Hear some of the strangest cat noises and find out what’s up with those odd cat sounds!
Children’s books teach us that cats make one sound and one sound only: a polite meow. This isn’t true. As anyone who’s ever owned a cat knows, cat sounds transform and mutate far beyond basic cat meowing. Watch and listen to videos of nine of the more bizarre cat sounds out there. Plus some revelations about what those cat sounds really mean.
Cat Sound #1: The Clickety Chirp
This is one of those cat sounds that all cat parents know. Your cat posts up at the window, spies some birds frolicking outside and decides the best way to terrorize them is by broadcasting a sound that mixes mimicking the avian enemy — the chirp part — with a repetitious clicking noise. Apparently, no battle cat in history has yet to realize that the birds always seem completely unfazed by this form of attack.
Cat Sound #2: The Friendly Trill
I like to think of cat trilling — a shorter and shriller version of the standard meow — as one of the cat sounds that enthusiastically says, “Yes!” I’ve deduced this from my own feline, Mimosa, who lets out a series of trills every time I approach the spot on the kitchen counter where I keep her treats and toys. Unfortunately for Mims, the bag is next to the spice drawer, so her treat dreams are raised and then cruelly dashed every time I cook.
Cat Sound #3: The Bark
According to internet lore, there exist a few rare cases of cats appearing to make a noise like a dog’s bark. Science claims the noise is possibly due to the similarities between feline and canine larynxes, tracheas and other such biological things. But the real reason these cat sounds occur has more to do with the ego. If your cat is barking, he’s obviously casting shade on the primitive language of a dog.
Cat Sound #4: The Bleat
Ignore all that inter-species posturing above: When kittens bleat like baby goats it’s quite wonderful.
Cat Sound #5: The “Mom”
Also, zoology and biology be damned! If you gleefully refer to yourself as your cat’s mom or dad, the next step is teaching your cherubic little one to say your name — just like this “talking” tabby, Peanut.
Cat Sound #6: The Midnight Whine
I first came across the midnight whine while in an unfortunate roommate situation. The cohabiting human had two cats of the medically obese variety. Her solution was to use one of those automatic, timed feeding stations. Unfortunately, the contraption did not work — as in, no food was ever dispensed at night. Cue two previously quiet and polite felines howling and whining about their hunger pangs all through the witching hour. These cat sounds were truly the stuff of literal night terrors.
Cat Sound #7: The Demonic Growl
This is among the angry cat sounds out there! When your cat expels a guttural growl from the deepest depths of her stomach, you know something is seriously amiss with the world around her. Usually, that something is either your very presence or something you’ve forgotten to do, like, you know, not having offered up any treats for over two hours now. Never take your chances with cat sounds like these.
Cat Sound #8: The Cartoon Scurry
You know those cartoons where a character runs frantically on the spot for a few seconds to bowling ball sound effects before bombing off in a new direction? Yep, cats can do that, too. It usually happens during a play session or, say, when you mischievously flick a drop of water at her. The sound of a cat’s frantically scurrying claws on hardwood floors never fails to raise a smile.
Cat Sound #9: The Sleep Siren
It’s exhausting work being a cat, what with having to fit in 16 hours of sleep sessions and naps each and every day. Naturally, sometimes your blissful dreams about bathing in an oasis of wet food gravy become so vivid that you’re moved to get vocal. These cat sounds come across as slightly muted whines mixed with a few of those patented cat chirps.
Weekly Horoscope: Sunday,March 26, 2023
This is such a marvellous and upbeat week, when I saw this coming, I booked a little getaway. After all, timing is everything; and when the good times roll – you’ve got to rock! (My first and last impression of a daytime DJ). Everyone will want to seek out adventure this week. They’ll be eager to try new things. This is because we’re full of positive energy! Confidence is strong. Please note that Thursday is a particularly lovely day for romance. What is my little getaway going to be? Well, as someone who thinks outdoors is where the car is – I assure you I’m not a “back to the land” person. I’m all about “back to the hotel.” (If my kinda first date ever suggested a walk – there will be carpet.)
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This super positive week begins with Mercury lined up with Jupiter in your sign. Not too shabby! Mercury is all about communicating, thinking and learning, plus daily activities and road trips. When it lines up with Jupiter, it enhances your appreciation of things. It makes you see the most comprehensive view possible. You will be more tolerant of the viewpoints of others. This is an excellent week for business and commercial activity, in part because you’re confident. However, you will do something impulsively, like shopping. (Check Moon Alert on my daily.) Money, gifts and goodies might unexpectedly come to you. (Well, guess whose birthday it is?) Big changes might take place on the home front. Enjoy!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This is a feel-good week! It begins with a vibe of quiet enthusiasm and confidence for you. You’ll be eager to communicate your ideas to others, which means if you’re in sales, marketing, teaching and acting, you’ll be persuasive! Meanwhile, Venus is in your sign lined up with unpredictable Uranus, which will create unexpected events, new experiences and excitement in your world! You might encounter a new relationship with someone different from you. This could also mean a sudden financial gain. (We can only hope.) Expect to amuse yourself in stimulating and different ways because you’re open to trying new and unusual things. (I’ll never tell.)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You hate to be bored and you love excitement. This week will not disappoint because you’re popular! Expect increased interactions with groups and friends, especially younger people. Discussions with others might encourage you to rethink future goals. Admittedly, you might be tempted to go overboard financially this week; do be aware of this. This means be cautious and think things through a second time if you’re doing financial negotiations. Likewise, if you’re spending money, think twice before you part with your cash. A secret flirtation or love affair might take your breath away. The main thing to know is that this week schmoozing with others will please you and also benefit you. You can’t lose!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
It’s important to know when to act and when not to. Likewise, it’s important to know when you have a winning hand. This week, you’re a winner because you have the energy of fiery Mars in your sign making you confident, proactive and up for anything. Meanwhile, the Sun, Mercury and lucky Jupiter are at the top of your chart making you look wonderful in the eyes of others, especially bosses and VIPs. People admire your big ideas! You impress people from other cultures or different countries. The important thing to know is that you look confident. (Confidence is sexy.) You have the ability to see the big picture, to see trends and patterns and amaze others with your insights. Don’t waste this – use it!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
You need a change of scenery this week. This is why you’ll enjoy seeing new places and meeting new faces. You will be fired up by new ideas and love to learn new philosophies and belief systems. Fair Venus is at the top of your chart, which creates favourable circumstances for business and attracting people to help you. Someone will ask your advice about how to make something look better perhaps design, layout work, office redecorating or PR ideas. Because you look so attractive to others right now, a romance with a boss or someone in a position of authority might begin. Thursday is a romantic day and the weekend promises fun times. The Moon enters your sign Thursday afternoon to stay until Sunday morning. Yeehaw!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Every aspect of travel and exploration will appeal to you this week. For some, romance with a person from another culture or a different country might blossom. This person feels “different”. Meanwhile, business and finance favour you this week. It’s an excellent time to ask for a loan or mortgage. Discussions about shared property and inheritances will be in your favour. Don’t be afraid to show largess and be generous because you can afford to do so. (You might want to help a friend or a group or a charitable organization.) Meanwhile, this week is full of passionate feelings and secret romance. Definitely some potential juicy diary entries – but who has time to write?
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This is a great week to schmooze and enjoy the company of others, even though you will need more sleep. Relations with partners and close friends will be upbeat and friendly; and intimate relations will be passionate and affectionate. Meanwhile, fiery Mars is at the top of your chart arousing your ambition. Very likely, others will notice you and realize that you are doing something “big”. People will be aware of your ambitions and that you intend to reach out and make a difference. This is timely because you’re willing to work hard right now. This is a time of culmination for you, which helps you to expand beyond your usual sphere of influence. Work with others for your best success.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This is a happy week but it’s also a busy, industrious time, which is why you will accomplish so much. Please note: Your ambition and optimism are key. It’s an important truth that motivation is everything. Once you have the motivation, the rest unfolds. W.H. Murray said, “… The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too…. raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no one could have dreamt would come their way.” You can improve your work situation; and you can improve your health. Not through magic fairy dust; but through effort and commitment on your part.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You are a lucky person because lucky Jupiter is your ruler. (On the other hand, Gen. Custer was a double Sagittarius.) This is a marvellous week to party, socialize, enjoy vacations, attend sports events, delight in playful times with children plus, travel for pleasure and appreciate the arts in galleries and museums. Whatever you do this week will be a fun way to expand your world. Some might have disputes about inheritances and shared property. However, likely, these will be settled in your favour. Meanwhile something unusual or sudden might impact your work or your health. Many of you will be pleasantly surprised and delighted by something related to a pet. “Oh, how adorable! And you say it doesn’t shed?”
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Home, family and your private life continue to be your primary focus. Because this is a lovely, friendly week for everyone, this means you will enjoy entertaining at home. Invite the gang over for good food and drink because warm camaraderie and friendly feelings are the flavour of the day. Family gatherings will be happy. In addition, social outings, playful activities with children and romance are beautifully favoured. Admittedly, your relationship with a partner or close friend might be tested. (A little jealousy?) Instead focus on enjoying good times with family and friends where you live. Likewise, real-estate exploration could be profitable. Ka-ching!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This week is busy, fast-paced, upbeat and joyful! Short trips and a demanding schedule are likely; nevertheless, because you’re in a happy mood, everything will flow beautifully. (I’m telling the truth.) Unexpected and spontaneous situations may take place at home. For example, you might suddenly entertain. Or you might impulsively buy something modern or high tech for your home. Or a family member might have surprising news? You might even make a sudden decision regarding real estate or a residential move. Could be anything. Your ability to think big and convince others of the wisdom of your ideas is what makes this a winning week for you. Plus, you’re busting your buns working hard!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This is the year for you to increase your earnings. It’s also another week, which is one step in that path to doing so. Many of you will get a raise or see a way to earn more money. Some will get a better paying job. Some will have excellent moneymaking ideas. Whatever the case, you can boost your wealth. (This will happen next year for later born Pisces.) Work-related travel will please many of you. Stay light on your feet so that you can impulsively take a short trip if you want. Opportunities to appreciate your daily surroundings and meet exciting people will abound. Much of this good fortune comes your way because of your power of positive thinking and motivation.
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Weekly Horoscopes Beginning Sunday,26 March 2023
If you’re born within a cusp period (16 to 26 of any month); you’re advised to read horoscopes of both signs covered by that period. You’re on the border; you may have influences from houses within those signs.
Outlines are longer versions; consist of every possible detail of everyday and are 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:
Rarely have the planets been as superbly positioned and, better yet, they favour Aries. You’ve probably already been talking about new ideas or exciting changes. Between now and actual the rare, second, Aries New Moon, on 20 April, you’ll experience turning points and timely breakthroughs. Be bold. At minimum, discuss every idea or offer. The more you explore, the more you’ll benefit.
Someone with expertise in their field will persuade you to get involved in a project you have had no experience in. This will be a big risk for you and one you will have to consider very carefully. They have nothing to lose. If things go wrong, who will get the blame? A false move could damage your good reputation. An unexpected expense may mean having to pool resources with another to keep on top of finances.
It would surely be wise to take time out ahead of the New Moon in your sign on Tuesday, to consider all that you want to achieve before your birthday in 2024. True, events could overtake these wishes, but having a strong idea should act as handrail through difficult times. The Aries New Moon is particularly special in 2023 as it occurs at zero degrees of your sign. This accents what is known as the World Axis. The fact that Jupiter is also passing through your sign adds to a sense of you taking the lead and being the brilliant ram that you can be. Of course, what you don’t want to do is to move full-speed-ahead without ensuring that you have your army in place without you. Taking time to consider the attributes and gifts that others bring to a team would be wise. In short, you don’t want to go into battle too early. Assessing a situation would be wise. By next Saturday, it’s Mars’ (your ruling planet) turn to accent another point on the World Axis. It’s then that you can perhaps declare your next goal. What is vital, is that this is clear, direct and considered.
Personal theme: I have!!
Earth & fixed sign: April 20 — May 20
Your horoscope for this week:
Unsettling as events in mid-March seemed, welcome if unexpected developments are making it clear these aren’t just a good idea, they’re leading to exciting developments. While you’ve details about some, you’re short of facts regarding others. Forget about double-checking facts or careful planning. Instead, explore absolutely everything. Often, ideas will merge unexpectedly or changes in circumstances could transform mere good ideas into something miraculous, possibly overnight.
Thoughts are confusing, going round in circles with no clear direction. You may find that talking to an older relative who has always given good advice will help you find a better focus. You are being thrown into an unexpected situation and this is forcing you to have to make a choice you never saw coming. This choice will be heart-based and your final decision will define you and what you stand for.
This should prove a major week for all signs but perhaps particularly for Taurus. Pluto only changes signs every couple of decades. Its arrival this week at the apex of your solar chart suggests your career is about to go off in fresh direction. Hopefully you will feel empowered. That these developments comes so soon after the fiery, Aries New Moon, suggests that it will be others who fire you up to take action. You likely need them to help you determine the best route ahead. Pluto will spend almost the next two decades moving through Aquarius. During that time, you can move from strength to strength. Having clear steppingstones along the way would be wise. This week is about gathering information and ensuring that you have the contact details of those whom you wish to accompany you on your journey. In this respect, the Moon’s entry into your sign on Friday should be particularly helpful.
Personal theme: I think!!
Air sign: May 21 — June 20
Your horoscope for this week:
Exciting as recent ideas, offers or events have been, things haven’t come together as planned. While others’ advice is to pause, and be practical, you’re urged to continue talking about, and exploring, what excites you and equally, unexpected ideas or offers. Finalising plans? Forget about taking a cautious approach. You’ve reached a turning point. Keep arrangements flexible enough you can rethink things, probably more than once.
Someone is playing mind games with you. Consider the reason why they are trying to manipulate you or situations that involve you both. It is entirely possible it is because they feel insecure. If an ex is trying to wheedle their way back into your life, cut cords with them. They have hurt you once, they will do so again. They do not deserve your time, affection or attention. A school or community function will bring back some happy memories.
By the end of this working week, so many cosmic events will have occurred. Firstly, there is the key New Moon on Tuesday. This occurs at the very 1st degree of Aries and on what is known as the World Axis. Everyone should feel the sense of a fresh start. After that comes the highly significant ingress of Pluto into another of the Air signs, Aquarius. That will be followed on Saturday, by Mars leaving your sign and moving on into Cancer. These events together suggest fresh starts, and new motivation. For Gemini, the need to know more about how other cultures, languages and systems work is set to grow. This will be a big theme over the next two decades. Expect your expertise to be questioned but at the same time, know that you will soak up more information. It would be unsurprising if you were asked to get involved in a research project and asked to join a new team. This should be both exciting and exhilarating but bring you into contact with those who tend to take sides.
Personal theme: I feel!!
Water & cardinal sign: June 21 — July 22
Your horoscope for this week:
For ages you’ve sensed elements of your life are overdue for changes, if not serious decluttering. The problem? You’re unclear what’s next. However, the move by fiery Mars into Cancer on the 25th, to remain until late May, kickstarts discussions, which are swiftly followed by action. For now, focus on exploration. Yes, this means taking chances; but if ever there were a time to be bold, it’s now.
Disappointments in a current relationship make you realise the value of what you had in the past. You might wish you had not broken up with someone who you now feel was the right person for you. You cannot go back into the past but at least now you know what you do appreciate in a partner. A job that is repetitive and boring is starting to get you down. Is there someone else who can take over this for you while you look for something new to do?
Mars arrives in your sign next weekend: signalling a busy few weeks when you push forward with your aims. It all starts this Tuesday with a New Moon accenting the apex of your solar chart. True, it could be developments within the family that prompt revision or re-thought about your career and lifestyle; but it’s Pluto’s move out of your opposite side and into Aquarius as of Thursday that should bring most excitement. You won’t be the only sign asked to join a new team or to think differently about the way in which you work and operate. A further possibility is contact with those from very different cultures to your own. Either way, expect your world to be enhanced, enriched, and for this to result in you viewing even your closest working partnerships differently. There should be a tangible excitement in the air. Along with this, could come an offer. True, it might be slightly early for that to arrive this week, but perhaps you will sense that it’s on the horizon. Involvement in further education seems likely. Another possibility is that you will be asked by someone who’s viewed as an expert in their field, to advise how best they should approach a career opportunity in theirs.
Personal theme: I will!!
Fire & fixed sign: July 23 — August 22
Your horoscope for this week:
Having invested considerable time and effort in rethinking arrangements, then struggling to impose order on the result, you’re in no mood for yet more changes. However, lives about exactly that. The challenge? You’re unlikely to have the necessary facts or, in some cases, support, until mid-April, when your ruler the Sun meets fortunate Jupiter; and now? Declutter your life. You already know what needs to go.
Be sure that a joint decision is based on equality then whatever you decide to do, you will both be happy about it. Problems in the workplace should not be ignored as you are tempted to do with them. It will save you both time and money to deal with these instantly. Don’t hide yourself away on the weekend. A friend or neighbour is about to introduce you to a fun and exciting pastime.
By the end of this week there will have been a New Moon in another of the Fire signs, and Pluto will have arrived in your opposite sign. These two-events signal upheaval that could be traumatic. It might even be necessary to deal with legal matters. Fact is that we have all been in transition for the last couple of weeks. You may notice others making very determined steps in fresh direction. These may not be what you had anticipated. Though nothing is as yet set in stone, anticipate feeling strong and unfamiliar energies at work and yes, at some level, confrontation. On the positive side, this should be a fabulous week for moving forward with creative ideas. Yes, these may all be jumbled up as yet: perhaps too many cooks in danger of spoiling the broth. A strong possibility is feeling sensing that you’ve come to the end of a chapter and that the next looks – at least for the moment – a little intimidating even if it’s also tantalising with possibilities.
Personal theme: I analyse!!
Earth sign: August 23 — September 22
Your horoscope for this week:
Usually, your logical mind is a huge asset. Consequently, you’ll struggle to accept the fact that, however many questions you ask, and answers you get, you’ll remain unsure about certain changes. Let experience be your guide. Unwise as this seems, within days you’ll encounter ideas or receive offers so stunning you can’t resist them. Ignore feelings that caution is wise. Instead, plunge in.
You might be struggling to find a healthy balance between work and play. Your workload seems to be a lot for one person and it keeps growing. Can you delegate some responsibilities? If you’re anxious about something that is going on in your life, share your concerns with someone you can trust. Something from the past keeps coming into your mind and this bothers you. An old disappointment is casting a shadow over a current relationship
It should now be clear that others are taking on responsibilities which as yet are unfamiliar to them. You may feel that they’re creating more work for you. You could be right. Soon after Tuesday’s New Moon, you may sense that too many people are striding forward without giving thought to risk assessment and yes, to some extent, the damage they are creating (goodwill being the first to be jettisoned). This though is where Virgo shines. You can see the essential steps or practicalities that absolutely must be addressed. So yes, much of this week you could be irritated with the behaviour of others. You might also need to ring fence or make clear boundaries. Whilst over the next couple of years you are likely to become increasingly involved with long-term research projects and valuations, you don’t need too much to be dumped onto your desk all at once. Controlling the daily rhythm might not be at all easy. On the upside, this week you could join forces with an Aquarius whose forward-thinking and focus ensures that at no time do you feel completely swamped.
Personal theme: I balance!!
Air & cardinal sign: September 23 — October 22
Your horoscope for this week:
As a Libra you’re a ‘team player’, and deftly link your own activities and plans with those closest, from family or friends, to those you’re committed to. Yet now events have taken things out of your hands. Tempting as it is to regain control, back off. You’ll soon recognise that what seemed least welcome is a golden opportunity, if in disguise. After that, everything else will make sense.
You’re putting off making a decision by refusing to even think about it. This is frustrating your friends and making you tense and miserable. This is something you need to consider if only to allow other people to know where they stand with you. Besides, once you have got things clear in your mind, you will feel more certain about the future. Make some space in your life by decluttering your surroundings.
For the first time in your lifetime, Pluto enters another of the Air signs, Aquarius, on 23rd. That this comes so soon after the New Moon in your opposite sign – itself special since it occurs at the World Axis, – suggests a total change of vibration. Some signs are likely to tune into this quickly and Libra may be one. Pluto is about to embark on a two-decade-long journey through the research and development area of your solar chart when your creations become a conscious legacy. Prompted, most likely by others and perhaps from very different cultures to your own, you might now see opportunities that a couple of years ago would have been unthinkable. This week is all about opening new frontiers. Yes, it could be disorientating – but should also be exhilarating as you move into a much faster lane. For that, you likely need support: most probably from Taurus and Cancer colleagues who, in very different ways, seem to know instinctively how to give appropriate.
Scorpio & Ophiuchus
Personal theme: I desire!!
Water & fixed signs: October 23 — November 21
Your horoscope for this week:
Nobody is better at organising plans and arrangements involving your own life, but also others’, and ensuring things go smoothly. Consequently, you could regard the current cycle of sudden twists and turns as seriously worrying, if not a failure to anticipate what’s next. Actually, you’re short of facts. Be patient. Wait and watch. Allow the unexpected to take over. You’ll soon understand how wise this is.
Before making a large expenditure for the home, check it is going to be worth it. There may be cheaper alternatives and in this current economic climate you don’t want to feel as if you’ve wasted your money. A home improvement project needs more thought. An idea suggested by a housemate might sound good but it will turn out to be as much use as a chocolate teapot. Put your thinking cap on and you will come up with a far better plan.
By the end of what promises to be an exhilarating week, one of your ruling planets, Pluto, will have changed signs. Never in your lifetime has it passed through Aquarius before. The last time it changed signs (to Capricorn) in 2008, coincided with the global financial crisis. Whilst this won’t be an action replay, it is probable that you will experience jolts in your financial world. The need to think differently and to reassess assets will surely be paramount. You understand how others can be manipulated. Instinctively it seems you know what it is that they really want and where they’re headed. True, this can be overwhelming and it’s not unusual for Scorpios to tune into the pain and angst that others are experiencing. For that reason, you might benefit from contact with a Taurus or Capricorn who, this week particularly, should keep you grounded. Careerwise it should be apparent that you have untapped assets and that there is high probability that within the next couple of years you will be moving on into sectors that didn’t exist two decades ago.
Personal theme: I see!!
Fire sign: November 22 — December 21
Your horoscope for this week:
Being a restless fire sign, you thrive on the unexpected. Yet with twists and turns triggering shake-ups, now and over the coming months, you could feel overwhelmed. Tempting as it is to regain control, back off. Within a short time, you’ll begin to discover where events are taking you and, even better, how much you’ll learn from them. That will do wonders to lift your spirits.
Everything will seem to be going your way as the week begins but don’t take it for granted that this will continue. It will be important to stay alert to anything that might work against you. The warnings are there; heed them or you could bump into a few unwanted problems. You appreciate a senior colleague making time out of their schedule to give you some advice but not everything they say will be worth heeding. They mean well but you need to make your own decisions.
Tuesday’s New Moon in another of the Fire signs, Aries, is special in that although there is an annual New Moon in this area, this one accents the World Axis. We should all view this as the turning of the new page. It’s followed just two days later by Pluto’s entry into Aquarius. No-one on the planet has lived through this energy before. (You’d have to think back to the late 18th-century for similar conditions). All signs will need to embrace new adventures. For Sagittarius, this likely concerns how you live and work. Movement here is probable. Obviously much depends on your actual birth date, but it would seem that you are now viewed as being the wise one, the expert and yes, a key member within the family. Stepping up to new responsibilities is probable. You may have reached the conclusion that one chapter of your life has indeed come to its close; and yes, there could be a degree of apprehension about opening the next. It’s probable that spurred by Gemini, Libra and Aquarius colleagues, you will be ready for new adventure. This week is about laying down foundations and accepting that the winds of change are blowing strongly.
Personal theme: I use!!
Earth & cardinal sign: December 22 — January 19
Your horoscope for this week:
Unexpected, if not unsettling, developments are actually breakthroughs, but in disguise. True, accepting that won’t be easy; but, within days, events will convince you to be more flexible. This ensures that, at minimum, you explore what comes your way. Disruptive as events seem, gradually your perspective will shift until, to your surprise, if not shock, you’re embracing what, only recently, you’d have dreaded.
Unresolved fears from your childhood are preventing you from being spontaneous. You can’t let go because of a time in your past when everything went wrong after you made an impulsive move. It is good to be cautious but it can be fun, too, to go with the mood of the moment. Try it and see. Going to a weekend party or gathering will be a lot more fun than you had expected. You will be introduced to some interesting people.
This should prove a key week. Not only is it the spring equinox here in the northern hemisphere, but Tuesday’s New Moon accents the World Axis degree when fresh pages are turned. Just two days later, Pluto leaves your sign and enters Aquarius. Pluto’s entry into any sign usually coincides with major political, social and economic waves. The last time Pluto changed signs was in 2008; coinciding with the global financial crisis. There is unlikely to be a repeat, but we should expect major events. No less important though is its bearing on your career and personal life. You may sense that you are opening a very different chapter. It will likely be necessary to learn new financial systems. Yet this is also about ethics and your personal code. Recall that your ruling planet, Saturn, recently changed signs. Already, you may be dealing with issues around mental health, and creative understanding. New visions of the future need to be addressed. Old systems will simply not work any longer. Embracing new technical language is one form of challenge while dealing with those who are overcome emotionally, is another. In short, this looks set to be a demanding week.
Personal theme: I know!!
Air & fixed sign: January 20 — February 18
Your horoscope for this week:
While most Aquarians are sociable, and thrive on relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours, allowing others to influence your life is another matter. Yet that’s what’s happening, and in a series of situations, some as unexpected as they are puzzling. For now, explore everything. Decisions? Say a tentative yes. Unwise as this seems in the short term, you’ll soon be glad you did.
New job arrangements will not be without some hassle. After giving these a fair chance, if you can’t see how they will work, you might want to start considering better contracts and agreements. It would be sensible to seek to satisfy yourself rather than making so much effort to please others. Have you recently been neglecting yourself and are you putting on weight? Support your health by choosing a diet mainly of fresh produce, whole grains and lean proteins.
This is the week you may – or may not! – have been waiting for. Pluto enters your sign on Thursday. Although it regresses back into Capricorn for a few months, there should be hints between the end of this week and mid-May of the many changes that will unfold over the next two decades. Pluto is the supercharger in your chart. Think of it as being your battery pack. Sometimes, as you know, batteries need to be replaced, and though much depends on your actual birthday, it’s probable that those born under your sign will feel the need to be recharged. This could be driven by excitement and opportunity. Tuesday’s New Moon is super special in that it aligns with the World Axis promising fast-moving developments for all signs. There’s high probability that space exploration will advance at breakneck speed. Those of your sign, willing to look beyond the immediate stars, should be super excited. Careerwise you may be asked to step up and ‘put your head above the parapet’. In the coming weeks you will likely be asked to head up a team working in an unfamiliar area and who come to rely on your vision and determination.
Personal theme: I believe!!
Water sign: February 19 — March 20
Your horoscope for this week:
Often, you’re drawn into others’ dramas. As a Piscean, this is nothing new. Yet it’s now vital that you focus on your own priorities and, difficult as it may be, put you and your activities first. This allows you to organise plans swiftly and, better yet, they’ll be amazingly worthwhile. Once things are settled, you’ll have both the time, and the energy, to give others the support they need.
Adjusting to a big change will not be easy. You’re finding it hard to adapt to new and unfamiliar situations. A part of the reason for this is because it has all happened so suddenly you haven’t had time to prepare yourself. Eventually you will settle into new routines that will make you feel more secure. You’ve been doing a lot to support community enterprises and it will feel good to take a step away to enjoy more time at home.
All signs should feel the energy change this week following Tuesday’s important New Moon: important because it takes place right at the beginning of Aries and on what is known as the World Axis. It’s followed just two days later by Pluto’s entry into Aquarius. These two factors together, suggests a week of headline international news. You could feel your financial foundations shaking. Pluto is all about tax and long-term savings. It may be that these attract or warrant more care. Careerwise, – and remembering that Neptune is still travelling through your sign, – anticipate that others will want to have contact with you and to tap into both your design and practical skills. Although Pisces has a reputation for being impractical, it is often the case that they overcompensate. Your project management could truly come into its own. Expect that those born under Gemini, Libra or Aquarius will appreciate your assistance. Together, and albeit temporarily, you could form what others view as the dream team.
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“We all come from the Goddess
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Like a drop of rain, going to the ocean”
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