GrannyMoon*s Weekly Feast 17-23 July 2017

 

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

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Moon Day
Spells and rituals involving the Earth Element should be performed when the
Moon is in an Earth sign: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon – Rules emotions, protection, healing, and
women’s mysteries – Use for magick involving the subconscious, healing,
emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals,
women’s mysteries, the female side of men, mothers, sisters, female
partners, wives, instincts
Today’s Magickal Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Long Life, Medicine,
Travels, Visions, Theft
Today’s Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The
Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
Incense: Myrtle
Perfumes: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Color of The Day: Silver, Grey, White
Colors for Tomorrow: Red
Lucky Sign: Monday Is The Lucky Day For The Sign of Cancer
Candle: White
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal
nature, and goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Tiu’s Day – the day of Mars…also Ares, Tiwaz,
Tiw (from whom it is named), Tuisco, and Tyr. Tuesday is ruled by Mars,
whose Magickal influences are: Passion, courage, aggression, and
protection. Tuesday comes under the influence of Mars, the planet associated
with vitality, passion, ambition, and raw, unabashed power.
Mars energy makes the mind acute, and the body restless; therefore, on
Tuesday we are likely to exert ourselves physically and take action to
achieve goals. This day is dynamic and high-spirited, and the prevailing
energies may include carelessness and destructiveness as well, so it is good
to be cautious—especially while traveling.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical
Strength
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu,
Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Incense: Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Color of The Day: Red
Colors for Tomorrow: Yellow
Lucky Sign: Tuesday Is The Lucky Day For Aries
Candle: Red

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Woden’s Day
Energy: Male Ruler: Mercury – Rules healings, the mind – Use for magick
involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions,
communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression,
artists, poets, and writers
Today’s Magickal Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing,
Eloquence
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]
Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves
Color of The Day: Yellow, Grey
Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini And Virgo
Candle: Purple

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Thor’s Day
Energy: Male, Ruler: Jupiter – Rules growth, expansion, generosity – Use
for magick involving growth, expansion, prosperity, money, business,
attracting more of what you have.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Luck, Religion, Healing, Trade And Employment,
Treasure, Honors, Riches, Legal Matters
Today’s Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba
Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
Perfumes: Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes
Incense: Nutmeg, Henbane
Color of The Day: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Colors for Tomorrow: Light Blue, Pale Green
Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces
Candle: Blue

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Freya’s Day
Energy: Female Ruler: Venus – Rules lovers and pleasure, affairs of the
heart – Use for magick involving love, peace, beauty, gentleness, women’s
problems, healing, protection, lovers, ease, pleasure, affairs. Resolve
quarrels today!
Today’s Magickal Influences: All Love Matters, Friendships, Affection,
Partnerships, Money, Sex
Today’s Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus,
Freya, Frigg, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
Incense: Saffron, Verbena
Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Color of The Day: Light Blue, Pale Green
Colors for Tomorrow: Black
Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra
Candle: Green
Saint Jegudiel represents Friday

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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn’s Day
Day of Seatere, Seater, and Saturn and of Loki, the Norse god of tricks and
revelry. Saturday is ruled by Saturn, whose Magickal influences are:
longevity, endings, and homes. Saturday comes under the influence of Saturn.
Saturn’s influence directs our attention toward routine chores, customs, and
conventional traditions.Saturday is a good day for furthering our ambitions
through perseverance, patience, responsible action, and a sense of purpose .
Saturday is a good day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving
spirit communication, meditation, psychic self-defense, binding, and
locating lost things or missing persons.
Today’s Goddesses: Ops, Rhea, Tellus Mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Tonantzin,
Asherah, Anath, The Shekinah, The Matronit, Mary, Gula, Herodias, Oddudua,
Demeter
Today’s Magickal Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families,
Works Of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines
Today’s Energies: Female – Rules obstacles, overcoming blockages – Use for
magick involving overcoming limitations, the elderly, endings, deaths,
blocks, constrictions, and those restricting you.
Incense: Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone,
Myrrh
Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy
Color of The Day: Black
Colors for Tomorrow: Orange, Gold and Yellow
Lucky Sign: Saturday Is The Lucky Day For Capricorn And Aquarius
Candle: Black

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GrannyMoon Says Today is: Sun Day – Energy: Male Ruler: The Sun – Rules
health, prosperity, leadership, joy, and protection – Use for magick
involving happiness, prosperity, joy, healing, protection, power,
leadership, ego, authority figures, fathers, husbands
Today’s Goddesses: Sunne, Frau Sonne, Aditi, Igaehindvo, Amaterasu, Arinna,
Izanami, Ochumare
ay’s Magickal Influences: Health, Healing, Confidence And Hope, Prosperity
Incense: Mastic, Palaginia
Perfumes: Heliotrope, Orange Blossom, Cloves, Frankincense, Ambergris, Musk,
Myrrh
Color of The Day: Orange, Gold
Colors for Tomorrow: Silver, Gray, White
Lucky Sign: Sunday Is The Lucky Day For Leo
Candle: Yellow

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Tasha’s Day by Day Astro Planner for July 2017
By TashaHal@aol.com

Mon. 7/17 Steady Taurus Moon gets things done thoroughly. Confusing Venus/Neptune square says choose carefully, Mars/Uranus square says drive very carefully, don’t speed or be reckless.

Tue. 7/18 Kindly Taurus Moon makes for a congenial day. Venus/Jupiter trine enhances any gathering.

Wed. 7/19 Chatty Gemini Moon enhances communication.

Thu. 7/20 Multitasking Gemini Moon gathers up and disperses. Mars into Leo makes for showy activities, Sun/Uranus square suggests disruption-slow down.

Fri. 7/21 Motherly Cancer Moon suggests looking after each other.

Sat. 7/22Hospitable Cancer Moon says host friends and/or family. Sun into Kingly Leo brings royal energy to the month.

Sun. 7/23 New Moon in romantic Leo adds zing to the day. Make a list for what you wish to accomplish over the next two weeks creativity is featured.

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Sunny Firestarters
Spell Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017

In the height of summer, the sun burns hot overhead. This season relates to the element of fire and the time of midday. It is all about light and heat.

Magic lets us capture this energy, so we can use it as needed in times of darkness and cold. To do this, make some firestarters. Take twigs or splits of wood about as thick as your thumb and as long as your hand. Carefully use a knife to make notches so curls of wood stick out. Now melt some wax scraps in a double boiler—this is a good way to use up stubs of candles or crayons. Dip the wood into the wax and let it cool, repeating several times. Each time you dip, say:

“Power of summer, power of sun,
Power of fire, my spell’s begun.
Into the wax and into the wood,
So it will kindle, just as it should.”

This post was written by Elizabeth Barrette on July 16, 2017

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Saturn’s Blessing
Spell Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday is named for the Lord of Karma, the planet Saturn. Saturn influences longevity, purification, and visions. Saturday is a good day to do a banishing and purification spell on your home. From your garden or the local farmers’ market or grocer, get a small bundle of seasonal herbs. Lavender, rosemary, sage, and thyme all have purification qualities and are in abundance at this time of year. Immerse the herbs in a pot of cold water, letting them infuse the water energetically. While they soak, sweep and mop your home, cleaning as you usually do. Then, to spiritually cleanse, grasp the herbs and shake off the excess water. Say:

“I invoke you, Saturn, Lord of Karma. Cleanse this home of negativity.”

Move systematically through your home, flicking water droplets into each corner and saying:

“Herbs and water, purify, banish negativity from this place. Saturn, guard and sanctify, protect my living space. Blessed be.”

This post was written by Dallas Jennifer Cobb on July 15, 2017

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Hearth Guardian Divination
Spell Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

In the Craft I work, it is important to discern the spirit who is responsible for the security and protection of one’s hearth. Those of us who leave the hearth-hold regularly find our support in our ancestors or other familiar spirits. However, the house—the home—will gather its own unique spiritual potency, and this is the spirit of the hearth. When we move into a new home, we often cleanse, clear, and purify the dwelling and build altars and shrines to our own spirits and gods. Who is the hearth guardian?

Light a candle in what you feel is the natural center of your home. This is where you feel the life force pooling the most. Enter a state of meditation, and with your eyes in a resting state, gaze into the center of the flame. Remember to allow yourself to blink. Hold this question:

“Who is the hearth guardian here?”

You will gain insight as you scry.

This post was written by Gede Parma on July 14, 2017

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Inspiration Affirmation
Spell Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Whatever your creative talent, use this affirmation to charge an object for inspiration. It can be used for a musical instrument, a pen, a paintbrush, a camera, etc. Use an item that either symbolizes your art or is something you actually use to express yourself.

First hold the item in your projective (dominant) hand, or, if that’s not possible, hold your hand over the item. Visualize it as a way to channel your talent. See the outcome you
desire.

Chant this rhyme three times:

“Help me express
The gift I possess.
Let my finesse
Bring me success!”

This post was written by Ember Grant on July 13, 2017

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Creating a More Magical Home
Spell Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Here’s something to work on all year. If you haven’t already done so, redecorate your home so the entire space is magical.

Start with the eastern walls and hang a picture of the sky. Put feathers and figures of birds and flying insects and witches on their brooms on eastern shelves.

In the south, put images associated with fire, such as an erupting volcano, sun wheels with red and orange ribbons, or solar deities.

Moving to the west, hang pictures of the sea and put shells and mermaids on the shelves.

Finally, hang a picture of a magnificent forest or a tall mountain on your northern wall and set little bears and reindeer and snow globes on your shelves.

Finally, call your circle or coven together and do a new house blessing for your sacred dwelling place. You will do powerful magic here. Vow that your magic will always be for good.

This post was written by Barbara Ardinger on July 12, 2017

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You-A Wandmaker!
Spell Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Many magick users end up buying wands from a craftsperson, but making your own need not be complicated and can be tremendously satisfying.

You’ll need a piece of thumb width wand wood (the length should extend roughly from elbow to fingertips of your dominant arm), a pocketknife, sandpaper (several grades), beeswax, and a soft cotton cloth.

Use the knife to peel the bark and remove rough spots from the wood, then begin sanding, starting with coarse sandpaper and working to fine. When the wand is satiny smooth, rub it all over with beeswax and rub in the wax with the cloth. Repeat three times. Your wand is now ready to use.

Hold the wand and feel its balance. Charge it under midday sun and full moon and consecrate it using the four elements:

“A Witch’s tool, giv’n from a tree, comes to my hands, worked just for me.”

Wrap the wand in a soft cloth and keep it out of direct light when not in use.

This post was written by Susan Pesznecker on July 11, 2017

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Travel Safe
Spell Date: Monday, July 10, 2017

Many of us travel during the summer months, and it never hurts to ask for a little protection before we leave home. This is a simple spell that can be done before you set out and, if necessary, along the way as well.

Light a black candle and waft the smoke of a sage smudge wand or some rosemary incense all around you (and your vehicle, if you are using one). If you want, you can also consecrate an amulet or agate stone to carry with you, by sageing it as well. Sprinkle a little water in a circle around you. Then say:

“With the power of earth and air,
With the power of fire and water,
Let me be protected on my travels
And return home safely and well.
So mote it be.”

This post was written by Deborah Blake on July 10, 2017

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Magickal Eating
From the cunning witch blog

This is just a short guide on food. I love to eat. I love food and because of that, I thought I’d share a brief list of magical foods to eat on specific days for specific purposes. You are not limited to only eating these foods on these days. This is just a short guide to eating in a magical way.

SUNDAY‘s, among other things, is a good day to recharge physically and spiritually. Healing our bodies and our spirits is a good idea after a long week of working and dealing with the stresses of the world. My greatest advice for this day is that you try to maintain a strictly vegetarian diet on this day. Try to eat healthful foods that have not been processed in any way and stay away from meat all together. I usually just eat snacky kinds of foods I on this day. Sliced cucumbers, pineapple rings, watermelon, celery and carrot sticks are all a part of my Sunday diet. As Sunday is ruled by the sun, you might also like to devour a nice round orange.

MONDAY’s are ruled by the moon and as such, are my days for the Goddess. I like to eat things I can prepare in a large pot or sauce pan, all the while imagining that I am Cerridwen preparing a magical brew in my Cauldron of Inspiration. I’ll eat soups and stews on this magical day. I like eggs for breakfast for fertility. Apple crisp, avocadoes, bananas, cherries, yogurt, grapes, raspberries and plums also make it into my Monday diet.

TUESDAY’s are ruled by Mars the God of war, so I work on courage and strength. This is my big red meat day. My day to sink my teeth into something that once lived. My day as a warrior. I like to start off with pancakes in the morning with a side of bacon or sausage. At lunch I might have a nice juicy burger and to finish off the day- steak. Bringing out the inner warrior can help you handle any situation that can arise.

WEDNESDAY’s are ruled by Mercury, the messenger god. This is the day for travel, wisdom and communication. I like to start the day with a pomegranate and for lunch I’ll have some peaches and celery sticks. A nice salmon with dill sauce finishes off the day just right.

THURSDAY’s are ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance and the Norse God, Thor. I like to eat for prosperity on this day. A warm bow, of oatmeal to start the day out right moving through lunch with a big salad and ending up at supper time with a lovely eggplant lasagna with a side of 7 grain bread and pecan pie for dessert.

FRIDAY’s are ruled by Venus and this day, above all others, is the day we do spells and rituals for love. Fruit salads of any combination of the following fruits are appropriate: cherry, apple, mango, papaya, oranges, banana, peach, pineapple, raspberry and strawberry. Cinnamon toast and a giant glass of milk for breakfast hit’s the spot. Apple pie and chocolate ice cream are also wonderful additions to your day of love.

SATURDAY’s are ruled by Saturn the God of agriculture and the harvest. This is also a fine day to work protection magic. Anything with wheat and grains or gourd food is what’s on the menu. Spaghetti and garlic bread, pretzels, rice and corn with blueberry pie for dessert is a meal to look forward to.

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Sansa’s Lemon Cakes

Sansa Stark made these desserts one of the most recognizable in Game of Thrones. She deserves a sweet treat after all she’s endured, and so do you. For a Dark Sansa version, pour syrup over the cake, then top with black sesame seeds. And be sure to check out our other GoT-inspired recipes!

Ingredients
Makes 9 Servings

Nonstick vegetable oil spray
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
½ cup fresh lemon juice, divided
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1¾ cups sugar, divided
3 large eggs
1 lemon, thinly sliced on a mandolin

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an 8×8″ pan with nonstick spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment; spray parchment.

Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl until no lumps remain. Combine buttermilk, lemon zest, vanilla, and ¼ cup lemon juice in a large measuring cup.

Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, 3–4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating to blend between additions and occasionally scraping down sides and bottom of bowl. Continue to beat mixture, occasionally scraping down bowl, until almost doubled in volume and very light, airy, and pale yellow, 2–3 minutes.

Reduce mixer speed to low, then add dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with buttermilk mixture in 2 additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Scrape batter into prepared pan; smooth top.

Bake lemon cake until just starting to turn light golden and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 25–30 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cool at least 1 hour. Invert cake onto rack, peel off parchment, and let cool completely.

Meanwhile, bring remaining ¾ cup sugar and 3 Tbsp. water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Cook lemon slices in a medium pot of boiling water until pith starts to become translucent, about 1 minute. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, then add blanched lemon slices to boiling syrup. Turn off heat and let cool in syrup 1 hour. Stir in remaining ¼ cup lemon juice.

Transfer cooled cake to a work surface. Cut out 9 rounds with a 2½” round cutter, or use a knife to cut into 9 squares. Drizzle each with lemon syrup and top with lemon slices.

Do Ahead: Cake and syrup can be made 1 day ahead. Store cooled, unsliced cake tightly wrapped at room temperature. Cover syrup and chill.

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Trusting Spiritual Assistance
By Madisyn Taylor

Remembering to say thank you to our guides and helpers is important for the completion of the assistance they have given.
We may have become accustomed to asking for help from the unseen world–whether from angels, guides, or ancestral spirits–but sometimes we may forget to close our connection afterwards with a thank you. When we connect to these energies for assistance, it is much like a phone connection. Forgetting to close the conversation with a proper “goodbye” is like not hanging up. While that line is still connected, others can have trouble getting through, while in the meantime, batteries are being drained. Saying “thank you” is a way of releasing our concerns into trusted hands and getting out of the way so that the universe’s divine order can work on our behalf.

As spiritual beings, we may talk about “staying connected,” but our connection needs to be with our source. We can plug in and recharge, but we run on batteries in between, and every connection we make utilizes some of our personal power. Even being surrounded by people that energize us has its limits, and at some point we will feel ready to go off on our own to do what is ours to do. Instead of trying to be constantly connected, we can turn to these beings for help in a way that is more like placing an order. We contact them, ask for what we need, and then say thank you and goodbye.

Beings of light don’t require our gratitude; it is an energetic acknowledgement of trust and release that benefits us. When we bring ourselves to a sense of being grateful, we affirm that what we have asked is already done. Then we can move forward with confidence to do the things we are meant to do, while knowing that all will be well.

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Ocean Meditation
By Madisyn Taylor

There is much we can learn from the ocean as we have a similar inner landscape within us as well.
Like us, the sea is ever-changing. And, like us, the earth’s vast oceans appear at a distance to be stable and homogenous. But beneath the mask of solidity that both we and the sea wear, there lies unpredictability, sensitivity, and power. There is much we can learn from the ocean, representative as it is of our inner landscapes. The rough sounds of the sea’s waves are spiritually soothing, and its salt can purify our physical selves. Yet not everyone has the luxury of living by the shore or even visiting the coastlines where water and land meet. The ocean, however, exists in our conscious minds, put there by images we have seen and descriptions we have read. Wherever we are, we can access that mental image and use it as the starting point from which we can help to heal our emotions by meditating on the sea.

To begin, gather together any ocean artifacts you may have on hand. Seashells, a vial of sand, beach glass, stones rubbed smooth by the pounding surf, or a recording of ocean sounds can help you slip more deeply into this meditation, but they are not necessary. Sit quietly and visualize the ocean in your mind’s eye. Allow all of your senses to participate in your mental journey. Feel the tiny grains of sand beneath your feet and the cool spray of mist; hear the sea’s rhythmic roar as the waves meet the beach and retreat; smell the tang of salt in the air. Watch the sun’s rays play over the ocean’s surface, creating shifting spots of teal, cerulean, cobalt, and green. Don’t be surprised if you see dolphins or whales frolicking in the waves–they are there to assist you. Spend a few minutes drinking in the ocean’s beauty and appreciating its vast splendor.

Once you are fully engaged with the setting before you, visualize yourself sitting on the beach, facing the ocean, and watching the waves advance and retreat. As each new wave of seawater approaches, imagine it carrying healing energy toward you. The magnificent ocean in your thoughts is sending you light and love while the sun supports your healing efforts and Mother Earth grounds you in the moment so healing can occur. When you feel you are finished, grant the ocean your earnest gratitude for the aid it has given you. Thank the sun, the sand, and any other elements of your visualization that offered you guidance. Perform this meditation daily or monthly in order to rid yourself of negativity and reestablish emotional equilibrium. Just as the ocean’s tides sweep the shores free of detritus, restoring balance, so can the waves in our mind’s eye cleanse our souls of what no longer serves us.

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Weekly Horoscopes beginning: Sunday, 16 July 2017

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If you`re born within cusp period (16 to 26 of any month); you`re advised to read horoscopes of both signs covered by that period. You`re in the border; you may have influences from houses within those signs.

Outlines are longer versions; consists of every possible detail of everyday and based on three parts of each sign: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Decan; that is, any of three divisions of 10° within a sign of the zodiac. Even if you know or don`t know your Decan; I recommend, please read all three Decan.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Sometimes setbacks are exactly that, aggravations that, ideally, you`ll deal with swiftly. Yet those you`re currently facing will reveal insights, lead to breakthroughs or encourage you to shed burdensome arrangements. If, initially, the latter seems a defeat, letting them go will clear the way for new, exciting but possibly unexpected ideas and offers. Those that seem overwhelming will, ultimately, turn out to be fabulous.

This isn`t a good time to push a relative into an important decision. You`re anxious to see some movement on this issue. Applying pressure will cause a permanent rift between you and a certain family member. Adopt a more diplomatic approach. Your love life is a profound source of pleasure. If you`re single, you`ll meet someone special at a community gathering spot. Are you already in love? Find ways to show your appreciation for your amour.

The need to do your own thing and to break away from those who are restraining you could be so is so strong from Tuesday and through until next Saturday. Travel restrictions in particular could get to you. It`s not hard to imagine you losing your temper or showing signs of great irritation; and yet. Though you might feel conditions are less than perfect, you might agree that what`s happened over the last 18 to 24 months has opened doors you`d never considered. The time to make use of some of these new contacts may be fast approaching. It`s presumably not essential for you to use anger as the fuel for making change; though you might find this useful. It might help to know that before next weekend your ruling planet Mars changes signs. This is significant. Its arrival on Thursday in the play or research and development area of your solar chart suggests that from then, and through until early September, putting now easily accessed energy into those activities that make your heart sing will be particularly rewarding.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Recent events have raised questions about elements of your life, activities and even your point of view that, on reflection, benefited from analysis. While you’ve already made many changes, you`re hoping to avoid others. This week`s events give you hints why these changes, and those that would be even more dramatic, will benefit you, in many ways and in numerous areas of your life.

The last thing you want is for these words to come back to haunt you. If you`re being bullied or stalked, file an official report. The sooner your tormentor is flagged, the better. Work will be a welcome outlet for your creative skills. Take this opportunity to put an innovative spin on a respected tradition. People will be willing to pay a premium for your work. Ask for a raise.

Later this week Mars arrives at the very base of your solar chart. As you might imagine, this could stir up quite a furnace. For all sorts of reasons, you could get hot under the collar. The potential for this should be obvious as of Monday. The failure of certain people to keep promises looks to be a major factor. It`s possible also that given instructions will prove less than adequate. You might even wonder if you`re being sent on a wild goose chase. Yet midst all this, and with your ruling planet, Venus, making excellent aspect to Jupiter, you could yet make gain. This doesn`t have to be financial but could be. It`s perhaps more likely that as one door apparently closes, another and more suitable one will open. True, you could spend much of Thursday and Friday checking the small print of a document and determining your rights. The net result of this, though putting you on an altered path, might be something that infuses rather than irritates.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Although you`ve learnt a huge amount about using your resources, that is, your money, efforts, time and even ideas more wisely, it`s been hard work and, often, dull. While, understandably, you`re seeking a little excitement, it`ll have to wait until after the 20th, when the planetary focus shifts to such matters. Until then, tackle those last few tedious but productive issues. You`ll be glad you did.

You won`t be able to fill an emotional gap with a material goods. Instead of going on a lavish shopping trip, fill your time with meaningful activities. Working on a creative project, communing with nature and reading for pleasure are good ways to soothe your heart. If you`re looking for love, you`ll find it at a concert, movie or play. Keep your eyes open for a gracious person with classic style. Make sure to get this attractive person`s contact information.

The good news is that Venus is still passing through your sign and on Tuesday makes superb aspect to Jupiter; and yes, this could bring a lucky break. At the very least you should look at your best whilst presenting fun ideas and captivating an audience. In fact, it`s quite possible you could stop someone in their tracks with an idea that appears to them sheer genius. They may be right to be excited but would do well to make sure that you have a team behind you that sees the idea through. Like any good butterfly you might not stop in one place for long. You might also benefit from the expertise either of a lawyer or someone who has particular expertise with words. It`s not that you`re not voluble but that perhaps some of your statements are too easily misinterpreted. It might be pointed out several times that careless talk could cause you problems later. Those advisors may be right about one other thing too: that you`re easily distracted. Before next weekend you could be particularly captivated by a presentation that is bold and eye-catching. If this is an advertisement, take care that you don`t overspend as a result.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Obviously, you`d prefer ongoing and often tedious practical or personal issues be resolved swiftly. Yet the ground on which these are based is shifting, and will continue to until after August`s two eclipses, on the 7th and 21st. So, use this period to examine, reflect on and change old, and occasionally, unproductive patterns. Thinking about and doing things differently could enrich you, and in many ways.

An argument with management or officialdom will break out. You will decide you can no longer work for such an impulsive individual. Launching a business from home would be a good option. You`ve been blessed with natural leadership ability. Being able to call the shots will be a tremendous relief. Instead of being forced to clean up someone else`s mess, you can build a profitable business based on sound decisions. Make a courageous move.

Before Mars leaves your sign on Thursday, it might be useful to think back over the last couple of years and how much you`ve achieved in that time. True, you might still feel it`s still all a work in progress. It`s quite possible too that your energy levels are now significantly drained. Note though that Pluto is passing through your opposite sign, and a slow recharge is taking place. By Tuesday it might suit you to dig deep into reserves and call upon both friends and colleagues for assistance. It may be that all this is prompted by an emergency but that whilst you are helping out, you in turn need support. Of course, you can only work within certain limitations. Making boundaries clear will be necessary over Thursday and Friday. A further possibility is that you are overdue career change. Whether this is something you choose or is forced upon you, determining the parameters of the way you want and can work, could be something much discussed before next weekend.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Since early June, you`ve been wrestling with a range of issues, each of which required facing up to or dealing with a tricky situation. A few remain. Tackle them now, ideally before Thursday when Mars`s move into Leo kick-starts a cycle during which you`ll benefit from what you learnt and which, better yet, prepares you for the breakthrough New Moon in your sign, on 23 July.

A legal decision will be made against you. This is extremely upsetting, but it can`t be helped. Give yourself time to grieve your disappointment. Retreating to a private spot will allow you to lick your wounds in peace. After a period of rest, you`ll be eager to make a fresh start. Taking a course will be a welcome diversion. You`ll enjoy learning a foreign language, mastering a musical instrument or becoming a great cook. Your teacher will champion you.

By next weekend Mars will have arrived in your sign. This transit happens every couple of years and can be thought of as being extra fuel put in your tank. The need to be enthused, to feel magnetised and to be super-active will grow. Ahead of this, you could feel hugely irritated that whilst friends appear content with their plans, that you are in some way being left behind. Note that next month`s New Moon is a solar eclipse in your sign. This is special and suggests a new chapter is about to open. Closing a recent one with grace and charm might not be so easy. You might however have to consider carefully the implications of slamming a door. You may well want these connections later on. The way in which you word a document may be particularly important. Running this past either a sibling or close colleague is advisable.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Having others make what should be your decisions has been infuriating but, often, they`ve been wise, clever or taken you into new, surprising yet rewarding territory. Better yet, this is encouraging you to be more inquisitive about unfamiliar or, occasionally, intimidating places, people and offers. Things will begin coming together this week, yet any remaining twists and turns will introduce even more exiting results.

An unexpected expense will throw a wrench in your plans. It may be necessary to postpone a vacation or creative project. Don`t let this disappointment cloud your vision. There will be other opportunities to relax and have fun. Right now, you must fulfil this financial obligation. A lucrative moneymaking proposition will arrive just when you need it most. You`ll enjoy working for a company that is famous for treating workers like its greatest resource.

It`s next week when Mercury arrives in your sign for an extended stay. After then, wheeler- dealing should come more easily to you. This week, the accent seems to be on getting your house in order in preparation for those moves. It`s quite possible that a most interesting offer is headed your way. To take advantage of this (and it may well arrive mid-week and via an international connection) it will presumably be necessary to drop other things and take quick action. Your support system could go into overdrive however, and with lists made and diaries aligned, you could then take off at speed before the weekend. Take time to consider your profile. Over the course of the next few weeks how you present yourself, goods and services may be particularly important. Though true, much depends on your personal chart, paying attention to these details would surely pay dividends when things really take off around your birthday.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Although you`re inquisitive and enjoy learning about changes in the world around you and others` activities, when it`s you, ideally, you`ll make a plan and stick to it. Yet with your ruler Venus accenting new ideas, people and places, even seemingly simple plans will reshape themselves, and frustratingly often. Instead of struggling to rein these in, explore what`s on offer. You`ll be surprised, and delighted.

A close relationship is showing signs of strain. You`re tired of walking on eggshells with your partner. Instead of rushing to appease their temper, walk away from it. Continuing to subject yourself to their outrageous outbursts will undermine your professional reputation. It`s hard to work well when your nerves are frayed. Going on an overseas trip will be therapeutic. Ask a cultured friend to accompany you. You`ll have fun touring a beautiful country.

This week should be action packed. For a start, there may be leftover matters from last week that require – if not exactly resolution – then follow-up. Indeed, you could spend some days writing thank you notes. Some kind of domestic shock might require action too. Though this is unlikely to be a big deal, it may be part and parcel of issues that have been ongoing now for a few years but which now require more urgent attention. What might take you by surprise is an announcement by a colleague of their determination to follow a different path. It could be that they are set for a career change and that this prompts you to think more about your own long-term future. It may be that you could plan to improve a skill or talent by attending a course before your birthday. What might surprise you as Mars arrives in Leo on Thursday is just how interested a certain person is in those long-term arrangements.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Ideally, changes are agreed after extensive thought and reflection. Yet the recent swift pace has meant either others or destiny itself has made decisions for you. While challenging initially, you`re recognising these as breakthroughs. The pace only increases with August`s two eclipses, on the 7th and 21st, shaking things up. Knowing that, focusing on going with the flow. You might even enjoy all those changes.

Unstable employment is taking its toll on you. You`re tired of being the victim of shrinking industries. You have the power to improve your professional prospects. Start doing research into rapidly growing fields that need highly skilled workers. By acquiring these abilities, you`ll have your choice of excellent jobs. A passionate romance helps you radiate positivity. Anything seems possible with the love of your adoring partner. Reach for the stars.

Though true, though you probably don`t want to upset anyone necessarily, it has to be said that those born under Scorpio are not afraid of confrontation. That`s perhaps just as well as early this week there`s strong possibility of needing to fight for what is rightfully yours. There is an outside possibility that actually you`ll be fighting on behalf of someone else. Even so, you`re likely to feel very deeply about a cause. Gathering together an army of support might not be that hard to do either – especially before Thursday. Indeed, before the weekend obstacles could fall away easily. You might then be the one to be calling the shots. By next weekend Mars will have arrived the apex of your solar chart. This is something that occurs every couple of years and marks the beginning of a few weeks when you could push forward your particular agenda. Between now and early September, whilst others face challenges (often of their own making), you could forge ahead with plans and though yes, much detail will need to be analysed, could yet put your career on new path by mid-September.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Over the past weeks, you`ve faced, dealt with and you`ve learnt from a range of experiences, some challenging. While a few remain, Thursday`s New Moon shifts your focus to changes in general, and especially the practical and financial matters you`ve had on your mind. Many are now urgent. While some are clear cut, others will require quick thinking, combined with a clever solution.

You`re no longer getting pleasure from the relationships and activities that once made you happy. It won`t be necessary to abandon a romantic partner, but you should make an effort to build a new life together. Have an open and honest discussion about your hopes, dreams and fears. Are you single? A friendship could turn into a love affair. Falling in love with someone who shares your social convictions will be inspiring. Start a charitable project together.

By mid-week, it may be clear that at least one person feels you should have taken more action in recent weeks then you have. They may not fully understand all you`ve been thinking about and dealing with. With Venus still moving through your opposite sign, it`s probable that you`ll sense other people`s voices are carrying more weight than your own. That situation should change on Thursday as Mars moves into another of the Fire signs. Before the weekend you could show that not only are you ready for action but that you have in mind a plan that is wholly different to anything they might have expected. It`s certainly never an easy period when Saturn is moving through your sign as it is presently. Yet within this period there will be times when you can and should break free. That time is almost certainly coming, – and may be led by an offer that comes quite out of the blue. Whether that takes place before next weekend or just after it would be wise to be on alert.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Despite your talent for planning thoroughly, even you won`t have anticipated this week`s twists and turns. Unsettling as they`ll seem, they`re forcing you to alter longstanding habits, views and, possibly, review your future plans. Initially this will seem a nuisance but you`ve no choice. Besides, within days, you`ll realise even far reaching changes are giving you a chance to explore intriguing ideas or offers.

A family member`s outrageous behaviour must be addressed. You must issue an ultimatum to a relative who is struggling with intractable problems. Until they get professional help, you can`t continue this association. Your attitude will seem callous to people who aren`t familiar with the problem. Stay strong and defend your interests. An exciting promotion is in the pipeline. Getting paid to do emotionally satisfying work will be joyous.

This might not be the easiest of weeks. Much as it might seem that you`re being given power and authority, there may be some difficulties either with a budget or with a team with whom you`re supposed to be working. It may be that there is a clannish element at work and that they`re not happy about you joining. It would be Capricorn style to stick to the facts and ignore emotions. Yet for smooth running to take place you might need to really understand why someone is as protective as they are of certain pieces of information. It might also become apparent (before the weekend) that you need to adopt a different way of operating. For some this might result in doing an increased amount of work from home. With travel, likely to be a major issue for all signs, – but affecting those born under Capricorn perhaps slightly more because delays and difficulties impinge on working hours, – it might fall to you to set out new schedules. This though could earn you brownie points with those who are about to go on leave or who already are and who welcome the fact that you`re taking initiative.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

The obstacles you`re facing are about substantially altering certain familiar arrangements; but first, you`ll have to analyse them, then consider what should come next. Some are so much a part of your life, you rarely think about them. That being the case, be prepared to ask a lot of questions. What you learn will encourage you to rethink these elements of your life you`ve regarded as unchanging.

An angry exchange with a colleague makes you uncomfortable at work. It may be impossible to smooth this problem over. Finding a better job is the best solution for you. Be patient with your job search. Instead of taking a position out of desperation, watch and wait for the perfect employment opportunity. Working for a company that is located overseas is a good possibility. If you get a chance to relocate to a foreign country, take it. You`ll love this assignment.

As you know, you are sensitive to the movements of both Saturn and Uranus. The former has the stronger role to play until Thursday but is immediately followed Uranus demanding attention. You can think of this as a war between the past and the future. It should be clear in the first half of the week that the way in things which things have operated is no longer acceptable. Indeed, by midweek you could be extremely irritated with the way in which someone has apparently abused power. Redefining their limitations may be uppermost in your mind on Thursday. Whilst you may feel that the matter has been discussed enough that might not yet be the case. The other party may be intent on war. This is where the Uranus factor comes into play. Before next weekend you might need to show that you can play the part of skilled politician focused firmly on making improvement even if that means ignoring or ditching an old contract.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

The most challenging element of this complex period isn`t the perplexing situations you`re facing but acknowledging that, in most cases, there`s no ideal solution. That`s partly because with so much in flux, you can deal only with the events of the coming weeks, no more. So, focus on these, then do what you can. That accomplished, stop and enjoy life`s joys for what they have to offer.

A source of income will suddenly dry up. This isn`t a good time to indulge your love of luxury or go on vacation. By conserving your resources, you`ll be able to repair a faulty appliance. Ignoring a mechanical issue will make a small problem much worse. Money from an inheritance, legal settlement or dividend will allow arrive just when you need it most. If a generous relative offers to give you a gift of money, accept. It will keep anxiety at bay.

It`s often suggested that those born under Pisces operate like chameleons; fitting in anywhere. For some the acting profession offers perfect route for their talents. The idea of dressing up in different ways appeals. That trait should come to the fore from Thursday as Mars moves from Cancer into Leo (associated with theatre). This could be more than a little interesting. Like an actor being asked to go from one play to another, you could go from murder mystery in the first half of the week to something vaguely political in the second. Whether on the side-lines or truly engaged, the issue for the first half of the week seems to be about power. It`s perhaps not the case that you will be the one seeking power but may be the one most keenly observing who is trying to manipulate it. For a variety of reasons, it might be suggested that you leave that stage however and move to where your particular expertise could be put to better use. This action could bring you into a different kind of conflict before next weekend. This one concerns administration and how it evolves. Your particular skills at hearing what`s not being said and tuning into other people`s real fears could then result in you being asked to take a prominent role in a new team.

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