GrannyMoon’s Weekly Feast 14-20 Jan 2019

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Snow Day! Stay safe and warm out there!

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

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

First Quarter: January 14, at 1:46 A.M.
Full Wolf Moon: January 21, at 12:16 A.M. EST.
Last Quarter: January 27, at 4:10 P.M. EST

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

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

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Goddess Month of Hestia begins 12/26 – 1/22
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Celtic Tree Calendar: Beth (Birch) December 24 to January 20

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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, Inspiriation, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.

Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.)

Perform magic on waxing moons to attract a new quality or behavior, to increase the light within, to attain personal and spiritual growth and greater awareness. The quarter moon suggests a period of overcoming obstacles and continuing on the path to growth.

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Honoring the Goddess Every Day at GoddessSchool.com
So mote it be!!

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

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January Is:

National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Baking Month
National Fat Free Living Month
Fat Free Living Month

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

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

I teach classes on Saturdays 12-2, except the last Saturday of the month. On the last Saturday of the month I host the Most Excellent Order of the Black Hat – open to all – a group of solitaires who celebrate the wheel of the year. 7:15 – 9:00PM

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

SpellCrafting – Face to Face Classes January 19th Noon – 2PM –

Witchcraft 101 – February, Saturdays Noon – 2PM
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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Moon Day Hail Luna! Hail Mani! Energy: Female Ruler: The Moon Magicks involving the subconscious, healing, emotions, love, spirituality, healing wounds, children, small animals, women’s mysteries,mothers, sisters, female partners, wives, instincts
Today’s Magickal Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Long Life, Medicine,
Travels, Visions, Theft
Today’s Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The
Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
Incense: Myrtle
Perfumes: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Monday – Wear pearl, moonstone, or crystal. Use an emerald for amulets.
Color of The Day: Silver, Grey, White
Colors for Tomorrow: Red
Candle: White
Cooking on Monday will improve magics for creativity, insight, maternal
nature, and Goddess-related efforts. ~Quote from Magickal Martha

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

Tuesday – Wear a ruby, star sapphire, or emerald. Use topaz for amulets.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical Strength
Be cautious-especially while traveling.
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu,
Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Incense: Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Color of The Day: Red
Colors for Tomorrow: Yellow
Lucky Sign: Tuesday Is The Lucky Day For Aries
Candle: Red
On Tuesday, cooking up a hearty meal featuring carrots, peppers, and garlic (all Mars foods and spices) to empower yourself for victory and success!
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Hail Odin! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Woden’s or Odin’s Day
Energy: Male Ruler: Mercury – Rules healings, the mind – Use for magick
involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions,
communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression,
artists, poets, and writers
Wednesday – Wear amethyst, star ruby, or lodestone. Use turquoise in amulets.
Today’s Magickal Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing,Eloquence
Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves
Color of The Day: Yellow, Grey
Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Candle: Yellow
Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini And Virgo
Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Hathor
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GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Thor’s Day Hail Thor!
Energy: Male
Ruler: Jupiter
attracting more of what you have.
Today’s Magickal Influences ~ Luck, Religion, Healing, Trade And Employment,Treasure, Honors, Riches, Legal Matters,
Use Growth, Expansion, Prosperity, Money, Business, Attracting More
Thors Day – Wear sapphire, cat’s eye, or carnelian. Use sapphire in rituals.
Today’s Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba
Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
Perfumes: Stock, Lilac, Storax, Aloes
Incense: Nutmeg, Henbane
Color of The Day: Purple, Indigo, Blue
Colors for Tomorrow: Light Blue, Pale Green
Lucky Sign: Thursday Is The Lucky Day For Sagittarius And Pisces
Candle: Blue
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Hail Freya! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Freya’s Day
Energy: Female Ruler: Venus – Rules lovers and pleasure, affairs of the
heart – Use for magick involving love, peace, beauty, gentleness, women’s
problems, healing, protection, lovers, ease, pleasure, affairs. Resolve
quarrels today!
Friday – Cast love spells on Fridays. Wear blue robes and use turquoise, ruby, emerald or cat’s eye.
Today’s Magickal Influences: All Love Matters, Friendships, Affection,
Partnerships, Money, Sex
Today’s Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus,
Freya, Frigg, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
Incense: Saffron, Verbena
Perfumes: Stephanotis, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Color of The Day: Light Blue, Pale Green
Candle: Green
Colors for Tomorrow: Black
Lucky Sign: Friday Is The Lucky Day For Taurus And Libra
Saint Jegudiel represents Friday
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Hail Loki! GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn and Loki’s Day
Day of Seatere, Seater, and Saturn and of Loki, the Norse god of tricks and
revelry. Saturday is ruled by Saturn, whose Magickal influences are:
longevity, endings, and homes. Saturday comes under the influence of Saturn.
Saturn’s influence directs our attention toward routine chores, customs, and
conventional traditions. Saturday is a good day for furthering our ambitions
through perseverance, patience, responsible action, and a sense of purpose .
Saturday – Wear turquoise, labradorite, or diamond. Use amethyst.
Saturday is a good day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving
spirit communication, meditation, psychic self-defense, binding, and
locating lost things or missing persons.
Today’s Goddesses: Ops, Rhea, Tellus Mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Tonantzin,
Asherah, Anath, The Shekinah, The Matronit, Mary, Gula, Herodias, Oddudua,
Demeter
Today’s Magickal Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families,
Works Of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines
Today’s Energies: Female – Rules obstacles, overcoming blockages – Use for
magick involving overcoming limitations, the elderly, endings, deaths,
blocks, constrictions, and those restricting you.
Incense: Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone,
Myrrh
Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy
Color of The Day: Black
Colors for Tomorrow: Orange, Gold and Yellow
Lucky Sign: Saturday Is The Lucky Day For Capricorn And Aquarius
Candle: Black
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Hail Sunna and Sol! GrannyMoon Says Today is: Sun Day
Energy: Male
Ruler: The Sun
Rule health, prosperity, leadership, joy, and protection – Use for magick involving happiness, prosperity, joy, healing, protection, power,
leadership, ego, authority figures, fathers, husbands
Today’s Goddesses: Sunne, Frau Sonne, Aditi, Igaehindvo, Amaterasu, Arinna,
Izanami, Ochumare
Sunday’s Magickal Influences: Health, Healing, Confidence And Hope, Prosperity
Incense: Mastic, Palaginia
Perfumes: Heliotrope, Orange Blossom, Cloves, Frankincense, Ambergris, Musk,Myrrh
Sunday – wear topaz, sunstone, or diamond. Use pearl in crafting talismans.
Color of The Day: Orange, Gold
Colors for Tomorrow: Silver, Gray, White
Lucky Sign: Sunday Is The Lucky Day For Leo
Candle: Yellow

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Llewellyn’s Spell a Day
All is Well
Spell Date: Monday, January 7, 2019

We’re a week into the new year. How’s it going so far? While it can be hard to deal with change, it’s best to remember that change is always with us. It’s the way of the world!

If it’s not too cold where you live, go outside early this morning and look around. See the rising sun and know there’s always a new dawn. Look at the trees and imagine the tiny leaves curled up inside the branches. These leaves will awaken and unfurl. Look at your garden and imagine the fruits and veggies sleeping under the earth (and maybe under snow) and know that they will stretch and rise and bloom.

Back inside, sit quietly and meditate with this paraphrase of the words of the medieval English mystic Dame Julian of Norwich:

“All is well.
All things are well.
All manner of things are well.
All can only be well.”
This post was written by Barbara Ardinger on January 07, 2019
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Star Light, Star Bright
Spell Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter skies are exceptionally cl ear. The cold air keeps pollutants at bay and gives us the opportunity to gaze at the stars, unparalleled in other seasons.

Science teaches that the starlight we see comes from stars that may have burnt out many light years ago.

But does that really matter? Perhaps it would if you were a scientist, but most of us are not astronomers. We simply appreciate the ability to be awed by the beautiful night sky.

“An old children’s rhyme reads:
Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.”

What could be more perfect than the sincere wish of a child?

Tonight, stand beneath the winter sky and find a star that calls to you. Close your eyes and make a wish. May all your wishes come true
This post was written by Najah Lightfoot on January 08, 2019
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Spell for Stability
Spell Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Choose four rocks that appeal to you. Hold each one in your hands individually as you focus your thoughts on something that helps you feel secure and grounded. You might think of family, wealth, shelter, love, health, or other concepts. As you hold each rock, imagine that you have an abundance of whatever that rock represents. Conjure up the emotions of security and project these feelings into each rock. Place the rocks at each corner of your property, or hide them near the corners of a room where a stabilizing force is most needed. This spell will help settle erratic energies to bring a grounded, centering energy to your home.
This post was written by Melanie Marquis on January 09, 2019
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Soul-Baring Spell
Spell Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Sumerian goddess Inanna’s birth was celebrated in early January. In an early descent myth, Inanna journeyed to the underworld, stripping away her armor and clothing at seven points during her descent. Baring herself, Inanna faced illness, grief, loss, regret, and death, seeing them as part of the great wheel of life.

Invoke Inanna. Bare your soul. Dispel your worries. Seven times, let your mind rest on your troubles, whispering:

“Inanna, brave warrior, please be near,
Walk with me through ___ and fear.
Stripped of worry and deep-held dread,
I face life bare, open, and ready instead.”

With each whisper, symbolically remove a piece of clothing or jewelry. When you are naked, know that, like Inanna, you must face whatever life brings. As you put your clothes back on, understand that facing your fears enables you to survive them. It is all part of the cycle of the wheel of life.
This post was written by Dallas Jennifer Cobb on January 10, 2019
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A Dab Will Do Vanilla Spell
Spell Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

Those who work the standard business week look forward to Fridays as the end of the work week. We all hope for a pleasant and smooth Friday. Vanilla resonates with Friday’s energies, and its scent is known to have a calming effect and improve the mood. Making ourselves and those around us calmer can’t be a bad thing. So with the aim to end the week on a pleasant note, put on a couple dabs of vanilla extract or essential oil, take three deep breaths in and out, and then say to yourself:

“Vanilla, sweet and relaxing,
Help make the day less taxing.
Unwind and calm,
For any sore mood you
are a soothing balm.
May all our cares float away.
To all a pleasant Friday!”
This post was written by Blake Octavian Blair on January 11, 2019
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Frigg Altar and Ritual
Spell Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019

Frigg is an important Norse goddess, emblematic of the northern housewife. Her domain includes love, fertility, marriage, domesticity, destiny, and protection. Today, set aside time to honor Frigg.

Altar
In the bathroom, set out a silvery cloth, roses in a vase of water, a censer, and a skein of sky-blue yarn. Light some charcoals in the censer. Sprinkle with sandalwood chips- an incense for remembrance.

Ritual
1. Take a shower, using soap containing birch essential oil.

2. Clarify your thoughts with sips of feverfew tea.

3. Wear a white robe (dress). Cinch the waist with gold cord from which keys hang, representing silence and forgetfulness.

4. Pin feathers in your hair, forming a crown. (Colors: white, gray, or green.)

5. Go outside. Look up toward the clouds of Asgard (Frigg’s home).

6. Spin clockwise, visualizing your yarn in the clouds. Envision them holding keys to your life, home, and happiness.

7. Stop briefly.

8. Spin counterclockwise.

9. Recite: “Praise Frigg! Show me the future. Help me fulfill my destiny. Blessed be!”
This post was written by Stephanie Rose Bird on January 12, 2019
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Blockbuster Spell
Spell Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019

Chances are you have experienced some resistance making those New Year’s resolutions happen. Cast this spell when you need to bust through the blocks between you and manifestation.

Combine three pinches each of lemon zest, red pepper, mint, allspice, and hyssop, then mix well. Dress a red candle with dragon’s blood oil and then roll in the herb mix. In a fire-safe dish, burn this candle at dusk while facing the west and say:

“Five cleansing herbs come to my aid, with the sixth, the path is laid.
Six allies take my hand, the seventh, here I stand.
With these spirits I blow apart, all that would deny me start.
Blockbuster candle open the way, unblock my future like night and day.”

Let the candle burn out completely and safely and bury any remnants.
This post was written by Devin Hunter on January 13, 2019

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Heartwings Love Notes 862 Enhance your Good Health with this Pesto

Heartwings says, “Perk up your food to perk up your appetite.”

Most of us probably ate too much over the holidays. It’s easy to do when party potluck invitations bring out people’s desire to celebrate with good food. There is a temptation to try “just a little” of every dish and that includes the usual array of desserts and tasty treats special to this time of the year. Salads don’t tempt most appetites and hearty soups do, however, what really makes the tongue sit up and take notice are the sauces and condiments that enliven jaded appetites.

One of them I think of as “medicine on the hoof because it is extremely healthy and good for you, especially in the season of colds and viruses. The raw garlic, the onion and the uncooked parsley all have vitamins, minerals, anti-viral, antibacterial and anti cancer components. I named it Garlic Whammo. It could also be called Garlic Pesto. A pesto is a thick sauce you can spread on pizza, bread or crackers, or mix with pasta to enliven what you are serving. It is usually uncooked and contains herbs and some kind of oil, preferably olive. It keeps well precisely because of the oil, and may include optional nuts or seeds as well.

My Garlic Whammo has four main ingredients: Garlic, Parsley, a small onion or half a medium one, and olive oil. You can add other things-grated cheese and or nuts or seeds, however you don’t have to. You do not need to remove any but the largest stems, and those only if you wish. However to make it you do need a food processor as a blender would not do a good job without your adding too much oil. It is wonderful on anything you want to use it on. I recommend pasta and it is excellent on scrambled eggs, fish, chicken or any vegetable.

Take a good sized bunch of fresh parsley and place it in the bowl of the food processor. Add anywhere from four to eight roughly chopped cloves of garlic, to taste. Add 1 small or ½ medium onion, cut into chunks. Add ½ cup olive oil. You may wish to start with half of this amount and then more as it processes. Process until smooth and creamy without any mouth feel of the individual parsley flakes. This keeps well though I would eat it within a few days or so to get the greatest benefit from the fresh ingredients. The parsley keeps the garlic from overwhelming the taste buds or anyone you are speaking with.

May you eat for good health and enjoy your food as well.

Blessings and best regards, Tasha Hallpert

PS Dear readers, If you try this I hope you’ll write and tell me. I’d love to know how you liked it and how you used it too. It is a wonderful treat to hear from you, and I cherish your emails.

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Mindfulness: Health Benefits Beyond Stress Relief
A Powerful Tool for Positive Change
By Elizabeth Scott, MS

Is constant worry about the future or the past creating stress beyond the existing stress you face in your life? There are many ways to manage the specific problems you face, but if you are experiencing stress about the stress you face in life, it might be time to begin a mindfulness practice and come back to the here and now. This simple exercise has been proven to help people with a variety of emotional issues, is a powerful tool for positive change and can be used to significantly reduce your level of stress.

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more fully aware of the present moment— non-judgmentally and completely — rather than dwelling in the past or projecting into the future. It generally involves a heightened awareness of sensory stimuli (really noticing your breathing, feeling the sensations of your body, etc.) and being “in the now.”

While mindfulness has origins in Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, there is no necessary religious component to mindfulness. Anyone with any belief system can enjoy the benefits of mindfulness.
How Is Mindfulness Attained?

Mindfulness can be achieved through meditation, but one can also practice mindfulness through daily living. Simply focusing on the present moment and quieting your inner dialogue can help you attain mindfulness.

What Are The Benefits of Mindfulness?

As Eastern practices gain more popularity in the West, mindfulness has been paired with cognitive therapy. Early research shows some very promising results.

Practicing mindfulness, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) have been found to be helpful with the following:

Anxiety Disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Patients with GAD may experience significant reductions in anxiety and depressive symptoms after a mindfulness-based intervention.
Depression
Patients who experienced residual depressive symptoms following a depressive episode experienced a decrease in symptoms and ruminations following a mindfulness-based intervention, with further gains a month later.
Relationship Issues
One study found that people who exhibited greater mindfulness as a personality trait tended to enjoy greater satisfaction in relationships and deal with relationship stress more constructively. Another study found that those who employ mindfulness have a lower stress response during conflict, while the state of mindfulness was associated with better communication during conflicts. Both studies link mindfulness with relationship well-being.
Sleep Problems
Cancer patients found a reduction in sleep disturbance and an increase in sleep quality following an 8-week MBSR program.

Eating Disorders
After completing an 8-week mindfulness-based treatment program, women with bulimia nervosa reported significant improvements in emotions and behaviors. Many experienced greater self-awareness, acceptance and compassion, among other benefits.
Stress Management
Studies have found mindfulness to be helpful with daily stresses as well as more serious stresses experienced by those with a chronic or life-threatening illness.

The practice of mindfulness has been shown to have lasting positive effects with benefits that increase with practice.
How Can Mindfulness Be Used To Relieve Stress?

Studies show that mindfulness can be helpful in stopping ruminations over things that cause stress; it helps people keep from dwelling on negative thoughts.

Mindfulness can also be used to decrease anxiety over the future. It can provide a break from stressful thoughts and allow you to take a mental break and gain perspective, among other things.

As mentioned earlier, mindfulness can be achieved most simply through meditation. Regular practice of mindfulness meditation has benefits for your physical as well as your mental health.

For those who tend to get “antsy” during meditation (don’t worry, you’re not alone), there are other ways to ease into the practice of mindfulness. Gardening, listening to music and even cleaning the house can become a practice in mindfulness if you take the right approach. Focus on the present and quiet that voice inside – the one that offers the running commentary on what you’re doing, what you’ve done, and what you will be doing.

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Cleansing/Charging Your Crystals

Crystal cleansing can be done several ways:

Method One: First and foremost, if you are unsure if your crystals can be cleansed in water, not in water, sea salt, no sea salt or charged in the sun, no sun…. The best and safest way to cleanse your crystals of negative energy is to:

*Cleanse your crystal by smudging with sweetgrass, sage, cedar or incense. Pass the crystal several times through the wafting smoke and then:

*place your crystal to be charged in a bowl of tumbled hematite stones or tumbled quartz crystal for 24 hours.

Method Two: If a particular crystal should not be placed in water, simply cleanse your crystals by placing them in a bowl of flower petals.

Method Three: Water can cleanse your crystal. Clear negative energy by running them under room temperature or luke warm water. Soaking your crystal in flower water with the petals of flowers such as rose, honeysuckle, orange blossoms for 24 hours… will cleanse the crystal of all it’s negative energy.

Method Four: Some crystals CAN be cleansed in sea salt water. One teaspoon of sea salt in a glass bowl in cool to lukewarm water. Place the crystals in the water. Make sure the crystals are covered with water. Let them bathe in the water for 24 hours. This is a wonderful way to rejuvenate the power of your crystals. It washes away the negative energy it has absorbed and recharges it with the positive healing energy again. (Note: Some crystals should NOT be washed/cleansed in salt water/sun for it changes their physical properties, not their metaphysical properties, they are listed below).

Not to be cleansed in Salt Water:
*Alabaster
*Calcite
*Carnelian
*Hematite
*Labradorite (Spectrolite)
*Lepidolite
*Moldivate
*Opal
*Turquoise
*Ulexite
*Use caution only with the softer Mica and crystaline stones

May fade in Sunlight:
*Amethyst
*Celestite
*Opal
*Turquoise

Method Five: Charge and energize your crystals by placing them under the light of a full moon for up to 24 hours. (up to two nights of a full moon)

Method Six: Charge your crystals by burying them in the earth or pot of dirt (make sure you mark them so remember where you buried them!), for 24 hours.

Method Seven: Crystal clusters make great chargers and can also cleanse any crystal just by placing it on top of the cluster for 24 hours.

Method Eight: Some crystals love to be charged and energized in the sun. Allow them to sit in the daylight for up to 24 hours. (up to two days of sunlight).

How long should I cleanse my crystals? How long should I charge them? The best answer to this is – use your intuition. It will never fail you!.

Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
http://www.peacefulmind.com/crystals/working-with-crystals/
Therapies for healing
mind, body, spirit

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When Paranormal Entities Follow You Home

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Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Richard Estep, author of Trail of Terror.

It takes a lot to make an agnostic call in a Catholic priest to cleanse his home. Yet that is exactly what happened to me one winter a few years ago.

I have been a paranormal investigator and author since the mid-Nineties, and thought I’d seen it all. If the truth be told, I’d gotten a little jaded. Most of my peers employed some sort of “psychic protection” ritual, such as envisioning themselves surrounded by a bright white light of spiritual origin, when leaving a supposedly haunted location. I never did, and it was something I would ultimately have cause to regret.

It had been a busy year, one in which I’d crossed several major locations off my bucket list: Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky, where thousands of people had died of tuberculosis; Bobby Mackey’s Music World in Wilder, Kentucky, proclaimed by some as “the gateway to hell;” and Asylum 49, one of the world’s most haunted hospitals, to name just three. At none of them did I make any effort at all to protect myself from negative energies.

The first sign of trouble came when my wife woke up in the middle of the night, shaking me awake to tell me that she had spotted a small, child-sized figure standing at the side of the bed. From her description, it had looked something like a Jawa from the movie Star Wars, although it was more of a dark shadow figure, with the hood of a robe covering its head and face.

Although I took her sighting seriously, I also thought it possible that she had experienced either a hypnagogic or hypnopompic hallucination, a fairly common trick of the mind when it is falling asleep or returning to wakefulness.

Next, we started to hear the sound of a woman’s voice, usually calling out from downstairs when we were both upstairs. Usually it was a single word: “Hello.” Each time it happened, our dog would go berserk, pounding downstairs for all she was worth before growling and snarling at an empty corner of the living room.

Then I saw the shadow figure myself. I was sitting in the hallway, talking to my boss on the phone. It was broad daylight. “I’m going to have to call you back,” I told her, “because I’ve just seen a ghost…” It had been an adult-sized human form, moving from one side of the hallway to the other over the space of two or three seconds.

There was no longer any doubt in my mind: I had brought back something unwanted and unwelcome from one of my investigations. Now I had to get rid of it.

I called in a good friend and fellow paranormal investigator, who also happened to be a Catholic priest.

“Will this even work?” I asked. “I mean, I’m not a Christian…”

“It only matters that you believe,” he replied with a smile. “Not so much what you believe.”

He performed a ceremony of blessing, working his way throughout the house and anointing each window and doorway with a cross made from holy water. Don’t ask me quite how, but it worked. When all was said and done, my family and I were never bothered by paranormal activity at home again.

You can be sure that ever since, I have taken great pains to protect myself from other potential psychic trespassers…

Our thanks to Richard for his guest post! For more from Richard Estep, read his article, “Why Are Certain Locations Haunted? .”

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Waking Up
By Madisyn Taylor

We are multidimensional beings and our earthly aspects are a very small part of who we are.

Many of us are familiar with the experience of waking up to the fact that our lives are no longer working the way we have set them up. Sometimes this is due to a shift occurring inside ourselves over time, and sometimes it is part of the larger shift that is currently affecting all humanity. Change is happening at such an increased rate that it is difficult to predict what the future holds. As a result, many of the old ways of planning out a life are no longer applicable, and if we cling to them we feel strangely out of tune with reality. If we are in tune with the energies around us, we will begin to question ideas that just a few years ago seemed sensible.

In the simplest terms, the shift we are undergoing right now has to do with recognizing ourselves as being more than human, remembering that our earthly aspects are a very small part of who we are. In truth, we are multidimensional beings. When we begin to realize this, the life we planned for a limited conception of ourselves no longer fits. We must meet the needs and qualifications not only of our bodies but also of our souls. This realization dawns slowly for some and with the suddenness of a bolt of lightning for others, and we all must find the way that works for us to integrate this new and larger sense of self into our life plan.

Sometimes a drastic change feels totally right, and overnight we might decide to sell our home and move to another country or quit our job and begin a second career. Other times, we allow the changes to proceed slowly, beginning perhaps with allowing ourselves to dream of a new life or just to ask the deeper questions that encourage us to discover our true purpose in life. Either way, know that this process is a natural sign of the growth we are all going through, and trust it to guide you to the life of your dreams.

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Magee At The Reunion, 2

“How’s my little cuddles,” Aunt Bea came into Sippi’s condo, scooped me up and pressed me against her heavy fur coat. I love Aunt Bea. She always feeds me the best treats.”
“Don’t spoil him now,” Sippi said.
Ignoring Sippi she reached into her bag. “Let me give you a little lobster crab wafer.”
“Those are imported from Denmark,” Charley Smiles said following in after her.
“I’ll have you know,” Bea said. “Magee saved my life at our wedding remember?”
“Of course,” Charley said. “For which I am eternally grateful.”
“Here darling.” Bea fed me the most delicious treat I’d ever had. So long spicy shrimp balls, hello lobster crab wafers.
“Charley has them imported,” Bea said. We climbed into Charley’s antique classic yellow Cadillac. Bea was in front beside Charley. I was on her lap. Raven and Sippi sat in back.
“Not wanting to be a party popper,” Sippi said, “but Aunt Bea, Reunion has a strict policy against admitting dogs.”
“We’ll have to do something about that then,” Aunt Bea said. After Charley parked Aunt Bea opened her coat and placed me within a roomy inside pocket. “Now just cuddle up in there Magee. And just to clinch the deal, here put these on.” She unfolded a pair of narrow granny sun glasses and fit them across my nose. “They’ll be your disguise.”
“You think you can smuggle him in that way?” Raven said.
“I don’t see why not,” Aunt Bea said. “Besides Charley will run interference for us won’t you dear?”
` “Newspaper publisher indicted for smuggling dog into restaurant,” Sippi grinned. “I can see the headlines now.”
“Fake news,” Charley chuckled.
I snuggled against Aunt Bea’s warm sweater. She kept feeding me lobster crab wafers. Right then life was good.
The young maître di greeted Charley, smiled and led us to a corner table near the buffet. The smell of food was luxurious. A waiter gave us menus, poured water, and Charley ordered a bottle of French Champaign. “Would madam like me to check her coat?”
“Thank you,” Aunt Bea smiled. “But I’ll keep it on.”
“It’s really warm in here,” Sippi said.
Peeking out I saw the waiter bring champagne, give Charley a taste and pour glasses for everyone. Sippi was right. It was very warm curled up in Aunt Bea’s inside pocket. I was uncomfortable. I needed to squirm. That’s when I started to sneeze. It might have been a reaction to Aunt Bea’s perfume or dusting power. I kept sneezing. Aunt Bea took a napkin and dabbed at her eyes.
“Just the beginning of a cold,” she told the attentive waiter. “Nothing to be concerned about.”
Another waiter brought a box of tissues. Aunt Bea patted me. I couldn’t stop sneezing. My eyes were starting to water. It was getting hard for me to breathe.
The waiter looked at Aunt Bea oddly. “Is madam all right?”
“She’s fine,” Charley said. “Bring us all oysters and cherrystones and follow them with baked stuffed lobsters, biggest ones you have in the kitchen.” He looked at Raven and Sippi. “You two in accord?”
They nodded.
Another party was seated close by at a neighboring table. The woman looked curiously at Aunt Bea. Bea clutched me and huddled into her coat.
“Yes Sippi it is rather warm.”
I kept squirming. I couldn’t help it. The dusting powder was horrible. Why any human would ever want to use it is beyond me.
The woman looked sympathetically at Aunt Bea “Is everything all right? You seem terribly uncomfortable. Are you expecting?”
“Not at my age,” Bea smiled tactfully. “I only wish.”
Suddenly I knew I had to relieve myself. I whimpered quietly. This was a new situation for me. I didn’t know what to do.
“Hang on, Magee,” Sippi said. “Just relax. We’ll figure it out.”
With a great flourish the staff rolled the seafood to our table.
“You must let me help you,” the kindly lady said. “”I know what you’re going through.” Abruptly she stood up and came to our table. Panting for breath, I stuck my nose out of the coat, the granny glasses still on my nose. The woman saw me and screamed. Then to make matters worse she cried, “You’ve a rodent in your coat.”
“I beg your pardon,” Aunt Bea sounded more indignant than I’ve ever heard her!
Sippi jumped up. “Let me help,” She shrugged Aunt Bea out of her coat, scooped it up with me inside and headed for the door. “I’ll just put her coat in your car,” she told Charley.
“I’m not sure what I saw,” the woman told her husband “but it looked like something feral in sun glasses.”
Her husband patted her arm and smiled at Bea. “My wife is under a great deal of stress.”
But she persisted. “I know what I saw,”
“Of course” Her husband patted her arm some more. Clearly he wanted everyone to calm down..
“Stop condescending. I’m not some infirm old woman who’s losing her mind.”
Finally we were outside. I relieved myself in the parking lot. Sippi waited patiently and put me and the fur coat in the back seat. “You’ve had enough treats Magee. Just relax. We’ll be out soon.”
It could be worse. I felt content. I snuggled up against the coat and prepared to snooze. That’s when I heard two voices outside “Check it out dude. This Caddy’s a classic. I’ll bet we could unload it in Worcester and score at least five grand.”
“You think,” the other voice said?
“Glad I brought my lock pick,” the first one said. Then I heard metal scratching inside the door lock. The door opened and the two guys, who still didn’t notice me, slid into the front seat.
“I’ll jump the wires,” the first voice said.
I was trying to determine what to do when two things happened simultaneously. The motor kicked in and the alarm went off. A loud siren sounded and flashing lights blinked on the dashboard.
(to be continued)

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Weekly Horoscopes beginning: Sunday, 13 January 2019

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.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Irritatingly, certain arrangements are taking far longer than anticipated. Force issues, however, and you soon realise that moving at a slower pace enables you to spot the unexpected twists triggered by January`s two eclipses, on Sunday the 6th and on the 21st. This means that when the stunning ideas or offers appear during January`s final week, you`ll be free, and able to pursue them.

A premonition or strange feeling you can`t explain will make you more cautious than normal. This will surprise your friends who expect you to be spontaneous. These feelings may be triggered by a similar situation you have been through in the past or they may be purely instinctive. A long-term project or important venture will reach a critical point. New obstacles that face you remind you that nothing in this life is guaranteed and may make you reconsider the direction of your career.

It is another week yet until the lunar eclipse on 21st. Even so it should be apparent from midweek that feelings are running high. Polarisation, – even given the fabulous aspect between Venus and Mars on Friday – is probable. What`s working well on the romantic scene may not do quite as well in other settings. The temptation to gamble; to risk all you`ve got and to take sides will surely be very strong. Note that Venus is moving through Sagittarius: the sign linked with righteousness. Along with all signs of the Zodiac, it may be too easy to get on your high horse convinced that you know the correct way forward. Be prepared to be destabilised even before the weekend. It may be that someone has been pushed as far as they can possibly go. The danger of collapse is very real. In short, whatever can be deferred until after the lunar eclipse probably should be.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Ideas or offers seem thrilling, however, you`re concerned they`ll lead to unsettling changes. While it`s true, things can`t remain the same, within a week or so you`ll have learnt enough to convince you these aren`t just wise, they`re timely breakthroughs, if in a somewhat unanticipated form. If you can`t say an enthusiastic yes, at least don`t say no, until you`ve actually properly explored these.

You have an endless store of energy. If and when you come up against conflict, challenge or difficulties, you will persevere and find a way around the problem. Friends are fascinated by your enthusiasm to pursue ambitions no matter what. You will be amply rewarded. This is not such a good time for fun activities, social get-togethers or casual meetings, so don`t plan any parties or big social events. The mood around you is serious and most people want to focus on their work.

Your ruling planet, Venus, makes one of its more formidable aspects to Mars on Friday 18th. Friday is of course, Venus` day of the week. Though this aspect has a justified good reputation for romance, on this occasion -and especially in the run-up to next Monday`s lunar eclipse, feelings could run high and, in the workplace, setting threaten serious disruption. Try as hard as you might to have your ear to the ground during the early part of the week, it would be as well to be prepared for unexpected news. If you`ve been preparing a cash flow forecast or building adequate emergency reserve, then note that an aspect associated with high risk is at work midweek. It may be that others want to know precisely your stance on an issue. Though renowned for your loyalty and integrity on this occasion it may be that what you are asked to do doesn`t feel right at all. Note that between eclipses it`s not uncommon for people to deviate from their usual path. In short, and given that tensions may be running high, it might be as well to wait until after the lunar eclipse before making any key decisions – if that`s possible.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Accepting the fact that you must yield to the demands of unimaginative individuals or stick with ridiculous rules or regulations isn`t easy. Still, resist the temptation to battle them. Unfair as these seem, powerful aspects involving your ruler Mercury and both thorough Saturn and uncompromisingly truthful Pluto will lead to breakthroughs -and in obstacles you`ve regarded as insurmountable and, equally, delayed plans for the future.

Family responsibilities are heavy, and this makes it hard to meet outside commitments. Friends will be disappointed but an older relative expects you to put your home life first and to keep the peace, you must make their needs your priority. The chance to earn some extra cash will come from finding a practical outlet for a creative hobby. Financial matters are more straightforward now, as there is a balance of incoming and outgoing money.

Make no mistake that next Monday`s lunar eclipse is highly significant. This very special full moon usually coincides with feelings running high. That would be absolutely understandable given other key aspects which become exact over Friday and Saturday. It may be important for others to know exactly where you stand and what you intend to do from next week. Yet even you might not know the answer to that yet. You might even need legal advice. Bear in mind that we are still between eclipses – a time when people often change their normal behavioural patterns; and yes, sometimes this is a good thing. What is vitally important is that the information you are working on is as accurate as it`s possible to be. Don`t forget to check small print. This is no time to skim headlines and draw conclusions. Instead, you would do better to do in-depth study. Indeed, if you can manage that, then by the lunar eclipse you could show stature and yes, to some, appear almost as a saviour.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Sometimes setbacks are exactly that, and require rethinking plans. However, those you`re currently facing are giving you a much-needed opportunity to examine certain longstanding, and increasingly unrewarding, alliances or arrangements. When issues arose recently, you patched things up and hoped for the best. While changes would be a relief, you`re unsure where to begin. Relax. Destiny is about to do the job for you.

Everything that can go wrong seems to go wrong. Rather than looking for someone to blame, it would be better to concentrate on finding a solution. The best thing you can do is make the first move to fix a problem that`s causing a number of people a lot of hassle. A semi-duty social function could lead to an interesting and unexpected offer. You will have to be quick to respond or you could lose out. You will do right to trust your intuition.

Next Monday`s lunar eclipse is important. This very special full moon usually brings with its high drama. In the days leading in to this event, tensions are likely to run high. The fact that many major aspects also occur during this coming week and that the different signs of the Zodiac will react to each in their own way, suggests considerable turmoil. Be prepared for people to take up one position this Monday and an entirely different one by next Monday; and yes, this could be a rollercoaster period. Of course, three may be benefits – especially given a key aspect between Venus and Mars that could result in high passion and romantic encounter before Friday. What may be just as important is the potential for career development. Someone who appeared to oppose your plans could now move decidedly to your side and, by next Monday give you precisely the support you need.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Being a fire sign, you`ll happily state your needs or desires, and if things don`t work out, you`ll complain. Yet now events or, perhaps, certain sensitive individuals mean you must adopt a tentative approach. Obviously, this is annoying, at least initially. Still, it means you`ve time to savour learning about the ideas being discussed and, where necessary, getting to know the people involved as well.

New experiences are exciting but at the same time, you don`t have a clue on what`s going on, who everyone is and what`s to come. All this keeps you active and interested as you look forward to making new friends and gaining new skills. Conversations at home and at work will be serious. You could find yourself revealing a secret to someone you hardly know. You might also be asking some deep questions as superficial answers just don`t satisfy you now.

Next Monday`s (21st) lunar eclipse is in your sign. The important thing to remember is that this accent on your sign don`t occur every year but that when it does, this marks life changing events. In the lead in to this event – and remember the lunar eclipse is a kind of full moon, – feelings could run high. Add to the mix a series of unusual aspects and you may find that others are taking risks that you find quite unacceptable. Take time to stop and think though: it`s entirely possible that you`re taking risks of your own. Fact is that if you`ve been in a rut and needs to move to a new environment altogether, making such a move might now be irresistible. Yet it`s also possible that you`re in danger of making a very expensive mistake. It`s imperative therefore the whatever you move you to act is done with support and sound advice.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Initially you`ll assume your inability to get things organised is because you`re short of facts. However, much of your world is in transition; but even more important, with powerful if challenging planetary aspects involving your ruler Mercury, each day will bring new twists and turns. That being the case, ensure plans are flexible or, consider the revolutionary possibility of not making any at all.

Decisions made on the spur of the moment will take you to a place you hadn`t intended to visit. You could be meeting people you have never met before and suddenly you will need all your energy to cope with extra demands. Someone close is starting to feel neglected. Show interest in their work and activities that are important to them. You may not have the foggiest notion about what they are talking about, but they will appreciate your interest, and this will help improve your relationship.

Until next Monday`s lunar eclipse is in the past, it might seem as though you`re moving through treacle. A large part of you may be anxious to move forward and undertake new adventures. Yet it`s very likely that you also held back by other responsibilities. So yes, for much of this week you could be straining at the leash. Contact with those who live and work far, far away may well increase. This though would surely add to your need to break out of your comfort zone. You may be right to conclude that what you have to offer this group of people or company is considerable and that together you could advance. For now, though, with tensions running high and with at least one person balking at the fact that whilst you`re moving onward and upward, that they are having to accept more responsibility, your nervous system could be compromised. If you haven`t already done so, it might be wise to have a vitamin check.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Only days ago, you would have worried that the tricky situations you`re facing are your responsibility, possibly because you`ve neglected vital facts or upset somebody; but, actually, these unsettling developments are prompting you to rethink certain existing arrangements if not make major changes. How? Forget about coming up with detailed, and far reaching, plans. Instead, simply take one step at a time.

You hate injustice. It won`t seem fair when you see other people loading someone with extra responsibilities when this person can hardly cope with the ones they already have. If you say something and your words make people stop and think, you will be making a difference. Your attention is drawn to a domestic issue that won`t be easy to resolve. This may mean taking some time off work in order to attend to family matters.

Note that we are in a period between eclipses. It`s not unusual during such periods for feelings to run high. In your case, contact with those who are highly creative is set to increase. You though probably know that it is imperative that practicalities are dealt with. It`s not necessarily the case that you will be on collision course, but you may on more than one occasion have to remind someone of the basic brief of a project. Words seem to matter far more than usual and for some born under Libra this could be a period of editing. It`s also entirely possible that renewed contact with those who live and work far away will prompt discussion about a trip that could be made before April.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Recently, you`ve had to stand your ground in a number of situations. Each was unique, but they all forced you to take a stand, then explain the reasoning behind your views to others. While challenging initially, so clarifying your thinking, you`re ready for more of this. That`s fortunate, because questions of this nature, as the resulting discussions, will continue well into next week.

You aren`t content playing a passive role in any relationship. The reason why you are being so assertive is because you know that if you go along with what other people are suggesting, you aren`t going to like it. Besides, your ideas are valuable, too. New responsibilities could bring a measure of stress and tension into your life and take a toll on your health. Take regular breaks and have a stash of nutritious snacks on hand if you expect to be working long hours.

In the lead into next Monday`s lunar eclipse, – which accent very backbone of your solar chart, – anticipate others to be high maintenance and demanding. True, several aspects taking this place this week are positive and will bring out the best in some people. You may find though that there is a polarisation which at some level feels uncomfortable. Not knowing whose side someone is on and whether or not they`re going to give you the loyalty you feel is warranted, would of course be deeply unsettling. Yet it`s entirely possible that you`re preparing to make a fairly dramatic change in working relationships. It could be that you`ve outgrown a setting entirely. There may be more reason than usual to check on the costs of a project and what can and what cannot be sustained and necessary to put a very firm line in the sand and make clear to others the costs of them taking the action they propose at the lunar eclipse.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

While you can`t really avoid the confusion, if not deception, indicated by the clash between your ruler Jupiter and Neptune, you can make a point of learning from everything that arises. True, this means delving into problems in detail. Take it slowly. What you learn about the situations in question, others and, in some cases, yourself will more than justify the often-painstaking effort required.

Some people think you`re wasting your time with a project you volunteered to help with. You enjoy this work and you never expected to make quick progress. Persevere at anything that is important to you even if your family and friends can`t understand why. It might feel as if a close relationship or joint arrangement is holding you back, but you will refrain from speaking your mind. You don`t want to do anything you might regret or bring this union to a premature end.

It is not unknown for there to be change of direction and habit patterns broken in the period between eclipses. This week may be no exception; and yes, by next weekend and in the lead up to the lunar eclipse on 21st, you could be quite discombobulated. Fact is that you probably need to redefine plans and adventures to be made in 2019. These may need to be altered several times over to consider new rules and regulations. Irritating as this may be at one level, it could also bring out your extra-ordinary ability to negotiate. Indeed, as the Moon passes through your opposite sign over Thursday and Friday, you could turn a situation around: prompting a colleague to comment on your remarkable gifts and their proposal that you should accept greater responsibility – or even take charge.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Your silence about certain already tense issues, wasn`t because you`re concealing anything. Rather, being short of facts, you didn`t have much to say. However, now events or, perhaps, others` questions are forcing everything out in the open. While initially awkward, these discussions won`t just prove informative, the resulting exchange of ideas will lead to solutions for existing problems and promising conversations regarding the future.

You prefer to take a pragmatic view to subjects being discussed. It will amaze you how some people can seem so naive in their opinions. Someone is setting their sights far too high and nothing you say or do will persuade them to keep their expectations realistic. It pays to keep on top of health concerns. Don`t miss routine dental or medical check-ups because you feel they aren`t necessary. Be prepared to change some habits after a medical consultation.

It`s not so many days since the solar Eclipse in your sign and plans might as yet be forming. Until the lunar eclipse on Monday 21st is in the past, you might still be wondering what others are planning and the direction they`re determined to take in 2019. The clues they give may be very different indeed to what they proposed even just a few weeks ago. What could yet take you by surprise is someone`s risk management. Their assessment of the situation may be very different to what you believe to be the case. True, this will likely increase your workload. Yet given that it`s clear that old rules and boundaries need to be changed, you could yet astound those who believe you`re stuck in old ways of thinking with an approach that makes clear that you are forward-thinking and have as great a vision as someone who talks much but does little.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

Ordinarily, as you move towards your birthday, you enjoy sifting through the past and considering future plans. Yet with so much in transition, and those changes creating disarray, you`re unsure what will stay or go. For now, live with that uncertainty. This gives you the freedom to explore in a random but amazingly informative manner. Decisions? After the Aquarius New Moon, on 6 February.

You need something to curb your restless spirit. There is nothing you will enjoy more than events and activities that make you feel alive. If you have nothing exciting planned, treat yourself to something fun, that will afford you plenty intellectual stimulation. The energy you feel between you and someone you meet this week will be electric. Whether romance ensues will be entirely up to you and whether or not you (or they) already have a partner.

It would be understandable if you felt decidedly unsettled until after the lunar eclipse on Monday 21st. This special full moon takes place in your opposite sign. It may be that others are preparing for grand adventures and that as, yet you have yet to resolve your place in their plans or, indeed, your own aims for 2019 are to be. It`s not necessarily the case that this will be a negative time, however. During the course of this week, and whilst listening to other people`s grand plans, you might, by Friday determine that it`s time you made some of your own. Note that this year Jupiter is passing through Sagittarius: a key networking area of your solar chart. You might then give full attention to determining which groups and associations you want to join, and which are now past their sell by date as far as you`re concerned.

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

Your horoscope for this week:

It may not be anybody`s fault. Still, being disappointed by others is as upsetting as it is inconvenient. However, with January`s two eclipses shaking things up anyway, resist the temptation to stick with what, and who, is familiar and, therefore, reassuring. For now, concentrate on letting go of those elements of your life that don`t work; and what`s next? Begin exploring now; and take your time.

Someone you meet at a party or social event could be helpful to your career aims. Although this may not seem quite the place to talk business, this could be too good a chance to miss. Ask to meet up later to discuss some plans or ideas you think this person will be interested in. Although the going is difficult, you will find a way to overcome hurdles that mar your progress. You are so determined to succeed that your energy is almost supercharged.

Bear in mind that we are now in that delicate period between a solar and lunar eclipse. Feelings could yet run high. It`s entirely possible that you will be drawn into the heart of drama. Knowing which way to turn – especially whilst the Moon crosses the base of your solar chart over Thursday Friday could be difficult. You may find that you are pulled in several different directions. What is clear is that others want to know exactly what stance you`re going to take at an important for a meeting scheduled for next Monday. Until that lunar eclipse is in the past, others might appear to act irrationally. They may also be singularly demanding. Uncomfortable as the process may be, by then, not only should you know where other people stand, you may have a sense as to which groups you want to develop better ties with in 2019.

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