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April 2019 Horoscopes

Important Dates:  April 1, April Fool’s Day; April 14, Palm Sunday; April 19, Good Friday; April 20, Passover; (Sun enters Taurus), April 21, Easter Sunday; and April 22, Earth Day.

Planet Before Your Sun in Your Birth Chart

Do you ever feel that your sun sign does not exactly represent who you are?  You kind of feel that the sign is generally right, but there are many variations or differences in the actual sun sign opposed to your in-depth personality, ego or characteristics?

There are many theories about if many planets are in a single sign that the sign would alter your personality according to the dominant sign. This is true to a degree, but I have a better explanation.

The real reason you may not feel like your particular sun sign is because the planet directly before your sun colors or adds dimensions to your sun sign.  It can be confusing especially if you are a positive sign and the planet before your sun sign is in a negative sign or vice versa.  For instance, your sun may be in Gemini and the planet before your sun is Saturn in Virgo.  We know the Gemini, who is normally a lucky and carefree sign, would then have many issues, concerns, problems and hurdles to overcome in this lifetime because Saturn is one of the planets that insists on forcing you learn lessons, keeps you working hard to achieve your goals but also tries to instill patience and life lessons.  It is also a planet that deals with karmic lessons.  So, the Gemini, although friendly, fun and outgoing who can do many things well, will have a sort of a block in some areas of life.  She may be shy or question her abilities.  She may even lack self-confidence or self-esteem which would normally not describe a Gemini.

I have added a general short list of planets’ properties which could pepper your sun sign’s personality with the brief explanations below.  Of course, this is just the planet’s characteristics which would also be altered depending upon which sun sign the planet was in.

Moon

It represents the Mother, the maternal instinct, protection of those you love, family oriented, overly sensitive and can be extremely emotional and hurt easily.  One of the best parents of the zodiac, although they may try to shelter their offspring too much to face the real world later in life.  Illusionary, deceptive, and creative, inspirational, motivational and helpful.

Mercury

This quicksilver planet initializes the inquisitive mind, talking, intelligence and logic and tries to be fair in all dealings with others.  It is creative, pioneering, inventive and ground-breaking. The native can’t sit still for ten minutes, always needs to be doing or accomplishing something, and they may not take care of their health properly because they want to get their “lists” done in a timely manner. Everything should have been done yesterday.

Venus

This is the beauty planet.  Someone with Venus before their sun would be very good looking, accomplished, have fashion and makeup sense, and would always want the best out of life.  They enjoy the finer things in life and can sway the opposite sex easily.  They would prefer for everything to remain harmonious as they hate conflict or dealing with trouble on any level.  Very sensual.

Mars

This planet keeps the person active at all costs.  They hate procrastination and wants to get everything done NOW!  They have a fiery temper when angered, but that is short-lived.  These people do not sleep or rest as much as they should so many of them can have issues with health.  They feel they are fit enough and can do anything that is asked of them.  They usually take care of others who cannot take care of themselves.

Jupiter

This planet may make you have a hard time losing weight if it is the planet before your sun sign.  However, it is also the best luck planet and will make you very lucky in all areas of life.  It brings expansion, growth, optimism, joy, and the power of laughter.  Jupiter people are funny, and love to joke.  They are also into sports and like independence.  This is the travel planet.

Saturn

This planet is one of responsibility, obligations, getting the job done, it represents workaholics, very accomplished businessmen/women, getting to their career goals, family oriented, but they work very hard to keep money in the bank to take care of their family. Unfortunately, this is not enough.  The family feels ignored although monetarily cared for, so this Saturn native should make time for their family or they may lose them. They usually don’t take normal vacations because they feel their business cannot thrive without them.

Uranus

This individual, unusual, original, independent and self-sufficient planet would make anyone not interested in the norm whether it was norms in dress, social events, fashion, how they conduct business of their beliefs.   They need a job in which they are not chained to a desk 9-5. They are ahead of their time and think far into the future.  Sometimes people don’t understand where they get their ideas because they seem as if they come out of left field.  Uranus natives cannot stand monotony and needs life adventures and excitement.  They like to talk and have a wide variety of friends to match their wide variety of interests.

Neptune

This is the illusion/delusion planet.  It can color what you see in life the way you want to see it and it may not be the truth.  Neptune can be deceptive and it makes you very naïve and gullible.  You may attract negative people to you or you may be one.  If you use Neptune in a positive way, you can use it to write, do art, poetry, singing, dancing or acting.  Any art form you are interested in.  It can be very spiritual or religious.  It has many depths, but you want to keep your life private because deceptions and lies can follow you if others know your business.

Pluto

(Even though science has downgraded this planet, astrologers still use it as a planet).  Pluto is a very dominant, assertive, overbearing and bossy planet.  It would help someone with self-esteem issues.  It makes you very confident and ready for anything.  It can be a planet of trauma, drama and upheaval, so with the strength of Pluto, you can handle anything.  You can rise out of the ashes like the Phoenix.  You are a born leader and take control of projects, situations and obligations from the start because you want it done right.

MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE, SIGN & MINUTES TIME
New Moon 05 15 Aries 17 04:50 AM
First Quarter 12 22 Cancer 35 03:06 PM
Full Moon 19 29 Libra 07 07:12 AM
Last Quarter 26 06 Aquarius 23 06:18 PM

 

Planets in the morning sky Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.  Do not confuse Venus with Mercury mid-month.  Venus is brighter.
Planets in the night sky Mars
Retrogrades Jupiter on the 11th, and Pluto on the 25th.
The sun will go into Taurus on April 20th.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 19

Deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life, and especially your career, is at hand this month.  At this time, you feel as if you want to change many areas of life as you may be getting a bit bored or think you are not getting your fair share.  Relationships may be touchy and you should tread lightly.  Make a plan for all the things you want to change in your life and start working towards them one at a time.  Think of everyone involved in the changes you wish to make and how they will affect others.  But on a personal level, you are doing well.  You can do wonderful things, finish projects, start new endeavors and go in a new direction.  The world is opened up to you, but you have to take the first step to do something about how you proceed.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

Many changes are coming your way.  Your job and friends seem to be the likely target.  You may also meet new friends and perhaps even join new groups and associations.  This is a great time to get involved with those who have similar interests.  You may even be interested in furthering your education or career by taking some classes, either formal education or auditing subjects of interest.  There is a lot of personal energy to help you develop whatever you want to do – plans for your future seem to be underway.  Wanting a more positive future is an encouraging step towards achieving your goals and dreams.  Keep at them so they become true before you know it. 

GEMINI – May 21 – June 20

It seems as if you are finally getting back into the swing of things.  You’re ready to go out and conquer the world.  You have so many wonderful ideas about what you should be doing that you may find it hard to actually pick one thing to start with. Working from home is always a possibility; all you have to do is pick the area of interest you would like to work in and go fro there.  There are many opportunities around you.  You are thinking in a more positive way and finishing chores and projects that have been sitting around during the winter months.  Accomplishing your goals is of great importance now.  Being with those you love is important, but be sure to get some “alone time” to catch up on your projects, your sleep and your hobbies.  Make sure you don’t give up on old friendships.  All you have to do is make the effort to contact the people you haven’t had time for and you’ll be back on track. 

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

This is your month.  You have so many wonderful opportunities around you, but you have to grab them or they may pass you by.  Luck is also on your side now, so if there was something you were procrastinating on or not dealing with, this is the time to move towards your goals and dreams.  You see the world differently now.  Things you thought were stable, may change.  Life happens and you seem to be going along for the ride.  Don’t be surprised if others do not agree with you on decisions or the direction you are proceeding.  There may be some breakups in romantic relationships, but they have not been the right person for you anyway.  Keep the faith and start moving towards your ultimate dreams; you deserve them.

LEO – July 22 – August 22
Money and personal belongings are important to you now.  You want to keep more of the money you earn and are not spending it on just anything.  You may be saving up for a large purchase or you may just want your bank account to grow in case of an emergency or lay off, etc.  Work appears to be going well, although you could institute a few more efficient changes if you wanted to.  Also, health matters are positive; however, if there is something that occurs that you don’t think is right, it would be a good idea not to ignore it and get it looked at promptly by a physician.  Whatever it is will be easily cured or handled if it is taken care of quickly.  Exercising and eating right (maybe even losing a few pounds) will be very beneficial to your health.  Keep striving to be your best – because you can do it so easily.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Family issues and concerns may make you feel a bit overwhelmed, but this is the time to handle anything that makes you (or your family) feel uncomfortable.  Don’t be afraid to confront those who want to make you feel badly about any decisions you’ve made.  You are doing fine handling your life on your own.  It doesn’t matter if anyone agrees with you or not, as long as you feel you are on the right path.  Fixing up your home, redecorating, a fresh coat of paint, purchasing new furniture or getting exciting accessories makes you feel very good about your sacred space.  This is a time where your home should be your sanctuary, so make sure you do everything you can to keep it tidy and in order so you won’t have to do a lot of cleaning while you should be resting, or just chilling in your home.

LIBRA – September 23 – October 22

Home life, especially things relating to your mother, take precedent now.  Anything that has to be accomplished, started or finished in the home whether it’s interior decorating or just painting a few rooms to give your space a clean, fresh look, is important now.  You need to feel more in control of your home, family and the direction you wish to go.  Career and home life may be at odds with each other, but you have the fortitude to make the right decisions to keep going in the right direction.  Do not get confused over decisions that you must make.  Break them down into: This is in my best interest and this is not in my best interest.  It will be easier for you to decide on a direction with only two choices.  Try not to procrastinate in handling obligations since if you do not deal with them in a timely manner, they will get worse.

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21

Fun and laughter, doing things that you didn’t recently have time to do, and just getting back out there to socialize and have fun is on your mind.  You may even be looking for a partner or want to change the one you have.  You feel unappreciated and want to have the spark of romance in your life.  Talking to a partner about your wishes is always a good way to change what you don’t like.  If he/she does not want to communicate properly, then you must seek other alternatives such as couples counseling, or making plans for a weekly date night with just the two of you away from your responsibilities and the kids. Career may be overwhelming at times, so be sure to take your personal days off when you need a change and give yourself a breather when you feel that everything is just not going your way.  Your state of mind is the most important thing to keep in check.  Depression can make you choose wrong directions, so try to talk to friends to let them know what is going on so that you remove some of the burden off of your shoulders.  Be strong; you can do anything you need to do to move forward onto the right path.

SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20

Health issues should be looked into as soon as you don’t feel well and if you are overdue for your annual physical, this would be a good time to get it done and behind you.  Things look good so perhaps starting or continuing a healthy diet with your meds or vitamins may be all you need to stay healthy.  Exercise and good meal choices is also very important now.  This is also a time where you may feel the urge to do more at work and be your best.  It can also be a conflict between working and taking time off.  You want to play; you want to get your job done properly, but you need some relaxation and fun now. It seems as if it’s been so long since you can recall having fun with family, friends or co-workers. Get out there and participate in something physical so your health will benefit and you will also feel as if you’ve gotten the relaxation you needed and wanted.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19

The health of your marriage or partnerships may be hard to keep on an even keel.  There are issues that may come to the surface that neither of you are ready to face.  There can be upheaval and drama if you don’t get to the bottom of the uncertainty or jealousy.  Communicate with one another.  Get your issues or views out in the open.  This may also carry over in to friendships or family matters.  Career issues also need some attention.  Disagreements, gossip and people who are not willing to do the work seem to surround you.  Stay out of the drama and just do your job as efficiently as possible and go home when you are supposed to.  Working harder and longer hours will not be rewarded at this time, so you might as well take some extra time to do whatever you feel is important for you.

AQUARIUS – January 20 – February 17

Dealing with unpleasant matters or those that you have to handle in some way will force you to be mindful of yourself and your family.  Update wills, important papers and beneficiaries for the future so you really don’t have to worry about it any longer.  You seem to be working too hard and as usual are unappreciated.  The stress around you is overwhelming and it would be good to watch your health as closely as you can.  You are not superwoman, although you’d like to believe you are.  You need a more balanced regime between working and your personal life.  You need to get out and have some fun, go to concerts, dances, local social events. Perhaps you need to socialize just so you have some adults around to talk to.  Handling everything is what you are noted for, but that can be overdone.  Limit yourself to several chores or projects per day so that by the end of the week or month, etc., you will have many of them completed.  You can’t handle everything now but you will in due time.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

Time to think about travel to foreign countries, learning a new language, or higher education including philosophies of life and just getting out into the educational world again to take classes, go to lectures or events that you are interested in.  Use your Kindle or get audio books so you can gain information while you are driving or away from your home. Educational or historical subjects may be of interest as well as artsy types of pastimes.  Make sure you have enough time to create and be cutting-edge in whatever you decide to do.  Your creativity helps you unwind and relax so devoting some time to this outlet would be in your best interest.  Emotions may be running on empty as you handle too much and take on too many other peoples’ troubles.  If you could, let go of the people who really don’t need you and concentrate all your energy on solving your issues or concerns instead.  You will feel more empowered if you have your life under control again. 

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Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 46 years.  She may be contacted at 570-215-4223 for a telephone or in-person tarot, astrology or Feng Shui consultation.  www.vikkianderson.net  and www.fengshuimoon.com.

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March 2019 Horoscopes

Important Dates:  March 5th is Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras, March 6th is Ash Wednesday, 17th is is St. Patrick’s Day, 20th is The Vernal Equinox and the 21st is Purim.

Vernal Equinox Energies

The Vernal Equinox or spring energy coming to fruition after a cold and dismal winter, will be refreshing, brisk and teaming with life.  Though it just doesn’t happen overnight.  The winter’s chill and lifelessness slowly give way to the birth of the first seen fawn or calf (deer) as well as the first robin seen in your yard; then the new buds on your bushes and trees.  Life returns to us in the spring.  It’s a time of balance, renewal and rejuvenation of all the flora and fauna around us as; it also gives us new ideas, new ventures, new journeys, new beginnings, new career opportunities and, of course, new life or life choices in our existence.

This is a time to get rid of all the negative or winter energy lingering inside of your homes and in your lives.  Winter is a stagnant time; after the holidays, life is put on hold.  You may read, catch up on your favorite shows and do some small chores around the house, but in general, most people have had enough of snow and ice and want to reunite with friends and loved ones on a more regular basis.  We all desire communication with our loved ones.  We want to express our opinions to those who are important to us and want to hear their views on various subjects.  It’s a time for friendly debate and for having conversations that should not have waited over the winter.

The Vernal Equinox is a new beginning in all things.  Make a fresh start of a relationship whether it’s with family or friends, feel energized in knowing you will accomplish great things now because your energy level is much higher than in the past months.  Write a list of all the things you wish to accomplish so that you can figure out how much time you must expend with each chore or adventure and then move on to another exciting adventure.  New adventures are perfect for this time of the year.

Open your eyes and see the wonderful possibilities around you in your career, home life, love life and in your financial goals.  If you don’t like something that is going on in your life, change it!  This is the time to take control of your life and live it the way you have always intended.  You only get so many Vernal Equinoxes in your lifetime, so make each one count.

Vernal equinox, two moments in the year when the Sun is exactly above the Equator and day and night are of equal length; also, either of the two points in the sky where the ecliptic (the Sun’s annual pathway) and the celestial equator intersect.

Shrove Tuesday, the day immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent in Western churches). It occurs between February 2 and March 9, depending on the date of Easter. Shrove, derived from shrive, refers to the confession of sins as a preparation for Lent, a usual practice in Europe in the Middle Ages. *www.britannica.com

March 10th @ 2:00 AM set clocks ahead one hour.  SPRING FORWARD!

MOON PHASE        DATE DEGREE, SIGNS & MINUTES
   TIME
New Moon          06     15 Pisces 47 11:04 AM
First Quarter          14     23 Gemini 33 06:27 AM
Full Moon/Vernal Equinox          20     00 Libra 09 09:43 PM
Last Quarter          28     07 Capricorn 12 00:10 AM

 

Planets in the morning sky Mercury from the 22nd, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.
Planets in the night sky Mercury from the 8th and Mars.
Retrogrades Mercury Rx, the 6th throughout the 28th.
The sun goes into Aries on The Vernal Equinox:  March 20.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 19

Reconnecting with friends, groups and associations will be beneficial to you and your goals.  Many surprising and unusual things happen around you and you respond by finding new paths in life to move your life ahead in a positive manner.  Everything is not status quo at this time.  Deciding whether your career is what you always thought it would be is important now.  Is this where you thought you would be in this stage of your life?  Make positive changes decisively so you can move forward to do anything you want to do.  Don’t hold yourself back now.  Energy is with you and pushing you in the right direction to make your life happy and healthy. 

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

Your energy level is high and you would like to accomplish so much; however, sometimes your procrastination gets in the way and then you are upset that you didn’t complete what you had started.  This is a time to make your dreams, hopes and aspirations a reality.  This is a time to get back with your friends that you haven’t been in touch with for some time.  Social groups, professional associations and networking organizations may help you with a specific task or job/career you are looking to start. You may find a mentor.  Do what you have to do to go in that direction.  Have fun and take day trips, a weekend getaway or longer vacation if you can spare it now, but being with the one you love is essential. You should keep the passion alive and share all of your experiences with the one(s) you love.  

GEMINI – May 21 – June 20

This is a time when you should not take anyone’s word without double checking facts.  Find out if the information you received was accurate before making major decisions. No oral agreements, everything should be written down. Metaphysical, esoterica and philosophy will be of interest.  You may even try to take on a new language, such as on Duolingo.com which is a free app and is wonderful (I’m using it myself to get up to speed with German again).  Do things that have been piling up or that you haven’t had time to complete.  Mediate, pray or do anything that brings you self-confidence in yourself or enlightenment.  You need to connect to the universe and feel as if you are a part of it for peace of mind, body and spirit.  There may be a visit or two to a hospital or Urgent Care Center for tests, but nothing that is out of the ordinary.  

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

Objectively looking at everything in your life makes you want to create changes. Do what makes you happy. Everyone else cannot come before you, as you have done in the past. This month should be a turning point where you make yourself the most important person in your life.  Try a makeover, a shopping spree for new clothes or shoes/boots, make yourself feel wonderful by spending time on yourself.  You may also feel more confident and more self-assured as the month continues.  You have everything you need to make your life the exact way you want it, but you have to make appropriate changes to get what you want.  See what makes sense to you and then choose what you must do to make it a reality.  You will be happy to find that you can be self-reliant and do so many things on your own and not thinking what others may think of your decisions.  Be open to change.

LEO – July 22 – August 22
Money and family, responsibilities and obligations dealt with through communication with friends and family is important now.  Nothing should be left on the back burner.  Get all that dull energy away from you and your family by conquering that issue or project a little every day.  This is a good time to take a look at your finances and see where you can budget better.  Your generosity is wonderful, but now it’s time to tighten your belt and save for a rainy day.  Good luck is helping protect your financial abundance, prosperity and security.  You also want to make sure that you enjoy the month by visiting friends and family or taking your family to some reasonably priced events or meals.  Togetherness is important now. What a great time for important discussions about your vacation plans, your expectations of the family and offering to help with whatever they need to flourish.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Home life is important now, so either you feel as if you want to stay in your home more to enjoy your family and spent time with them or perhaps you may want to redecorate your surroundings.  It’s vital that you have a plan and stick with it for any changes in the home you want to make.  The budget can get out of hand very quickly and this may stir up some arguments which could have easily been avoided if you prepared and organized earlier.  Relationships in the home are going well and this would be a good time to have a family meeting and see if there is anything that you can handle or participate in. You may just wish to see what is important in your family’s lives at the moment. Your work schedule may interfere with this time at home, but if you plan your day/week/month carefully, you will be able to accomplish all that you want to in a timely manner. 

LIBRA – September 23 – October 22

Family, home life and children are your top interests this month.  Fun, doing things with the children and getting to be part of adventures together will make this a great time to reconnect and find out what the kids are thinking about and perhaps what their concerns are.  It will be easy to talk to anyone if you listen more than talk and/or judge.  Let them tell you their worries and issues.  Then when you’ve heard them out and you feel comfortable in helping them with their real or imagined problems, you can turn it around and plan some things that are fun; make sure it’s something the whole family can do together.  A closeness and respect will engulf the whole family, making all very content and cheerful.

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21

This month deals with children, fun, procreation, and the creation of creative and cultural works of art.  If you are not the creative type, then it would be a good time to go to a museum or art gallery to educate yourself in the arts.  A Broadway play or local theater production would also be enjoyable now.  Delve into things you only knew superficially to get a deeper feeling of what you were missing and what you have gained through this experience.  Perhaps you may wish to take a formal education class or if you are a senior citizen, you can audit classes at your local college for free.  Take a class that ignites your imagination and that will bring you joy. You will be dealing with love on a deeper emotional level and with that may come some challenges that you must face head on.  This is a month where you think too much about the necessity of pain, change, addiction, and fears.  Replace that energy with positive vitality and blessings for all.

SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20

Health issues seem to improve tremendously if you’ve had any issues.  However, this is a lucky time for you in health, but also other areas of life such as your career and service, your personal hygiene, pets, daily routines and responsibilities.  With this lucky energy around you, it’s a time to think things through in the above-mentioned areas of life.  What a wonderful time to start volunteering in charitable organizations, and, of course, it’s a great time to adopt a shelter rescue pet, play with your pet or make sure that your pet is up on its vaccinations, etc.  You will get closer to your pets and may even have more time to spend with them.  They need your attention and love, so anytime you have to spare would be a blessing for them.  Also, take a look at your job/career.  Is it something that makes you happy?  Or are you just going to your job each and every day because at the end of the week, it supplies you with a paycheck.  It’s time to spend your days loving what you do for a living.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19

Marriage and personal relationships may be strained.  Just be patient and listen to your partner, friend or child more intently and everything will work itself out.  You feel overly emotionally and sensitive now, but in reality, you need to be a referee in some disputes or issues. This is not the time to think of yourself. Talk things over with loved ones and see how you can help them resolve an issue that may have an impact on the both of you.  By doing this, you will feel more confident in yourself because then you will know you can handle anything.  Just know that things that are said and done are not being intentionally done to you.  You should be very open to discussing appropriate and inappropriate behavior to family and close friends.  Let them know your stand on the issue at hand.  Maybe you will feel as if there are some restrictions and limitations on you, but you can overcome them easily if you are determined and resolute.  You have taken on too much, so this is a good time to delegate and keep some spare time for yourself to breathe and just relax.                                   

AQUARIUS – January 20 – February 17

Venus, the second-best luck planet, is in Aquarius and your higher education, lectures, seminars, workshops, foreign travel, philosophy and religion house is activated.  Great time to take a trip or do something adventurous that you haven’t had time or the money to do in the past.  Indulge yourself and stop worrying about finances.  Bills will always be there; the opportunities to travel or do what you want with your partner, friends or children are limited.  Look over important papers and make any necessary changes that are required.  Copy your passport, license, credit cards and place them in with your other essential papers, such as, your life insurance, DNR, power of attorney and will. This will make it very easy and organized for whoever will take care of your estate when you passed on in the future.  You love to be organized so this will make you feel in complete control of your future and wishes.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

Career is activated.  You need to add imagination and creativity to your job and its future if you want it to succeed.  Innovation will push you ahead of anyone else being considered for a promotion or pay raise that you may be interested in. The status quo should not be considered any longer.  Use your logical mind now to make vital decisions and be organized, well informed and happy in your job.  There are many blessings coming to you through your job as well as in your general life as well.  As long as you are resourceful and inspired, this will be a very pleasant time.  You are very interested in the way you look, so anything you can do to make yourself feel prettier is right for you at this time.  Mani/pedis, waxing, new hairstyles and perhaps even a few pieces of clothing added to your wardrobe will make you feel exhilarated.  As long as you feel beautiful and cared for, you will send that loving energy out into the world which will touch so many people in a positive way.

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Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 46 years.  She may be contacted at 570-215-4223 for a telephone or in-person tarot, astrology or Feng Shui consultation.  www.vikkianderson.net  and www.fengshuimoon.com.

February 2019 Horoscopes

Important Dates:  February 5, Chinese New Year: The Pig; February 14, Valentine’s Day; and February 18, Presidents’ Day.

Chinese New Year: The Pig/Boar 2019

2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it’s an Earth Pig year. Years of the Pig include 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031. In Chinese astrology, each year belongs to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle.

The Pig occupies the twelfth position in the Chinese zodiac after the Dog, and before the Rat. If you were born in a Pig year, you are known as a Pig in China.

Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8, and numbers containing them (like 25 and 58); Lucky days: the 17th and 24th of every Chinese lunar month; Lucky colors: yellow, gold, brown and gray; Lucky flowers: hydrangea and daisy; Lucky direction: east and southwest; Lucky months: the 2nd, 7th, 10th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.

Unlucky color: red, blue, green; Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and numbers containing them (like 17 and 71); Unlucky direction: southeast; Unlucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months.

The Pig’s Personality:  Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.

Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle issues properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in.

In 2019, Pigs generally have smooth prospects for the coming year. Their overall luck for career, health, and love is normal, while their wealth will increase as they will be well rewarded for past deeds. Investments improve toward the end of the year.*

*Information gathered from http://www.Chinahighlights.com.

MOON PHASE            DATE DEGREE, SIGN & MINUTES      TIME
New Moon               04 15 Aquarius 45    04:04 PM
First Quarter               12 23 Taurus 55    05:26 PM
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse/Supermoon               19 00 Virgo 42    10:54 AM
Last Quarter               26 07 Sagittarius 34    06:28 AM

 

Planets in the morning sky Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.  Do not confuse Venus with Saturn mid-month.  Venus is brighter.
Planets in the night sky Mercury from the 11th, and Mars.
Retrogrades None
The sun will go into Pisces on February 18.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 19

This month requires you to be extremely careful and logical about your finances. Follow your budget! Sudden and unexpected circumstances may force you to dip into your savings, so you want to make sure you are still secure.  You may have been saving for a large purchase, so this is the time to make it a reality.  Running around and doing a million things at once keeps you very busy.  Be sure to make time for yourself to rest and do something special for yourself.  There are many things you could do with family or friends that don’t cost a lot of money.  Even visiting someone for coffee can be very satisfying when you catch up on their life and you say what’s been going on in your life.  Nice opportunities for a makeover or to add new clothes to your wardrobe.  You will be very loving, kind and sensitive.  Dig deep down into your inner being for answers to the questions you still have about yourself or decisions you have made.  Spirituality is never wasted.  Have an open heart and mind and everything will take care of itself.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

Family issues may arise unexpectedly, so it would be a good idea to deal with them as soon as possible so you can get back to a loving relationship with them.  You don’t want to have a Valentine’s Day being angry with someone.  Be the bigger person and apologize for any misunderstandings.  Communication is very important now.  Say what you mean and mean what you say.  Short distance travel may be tricky, so be cautious and don’t take any chances while in the car or public transportation.  In the home, be mindful of where you are stepping and make sure someone is home if you decide to change drapes or anything where you may be on a stepladder or other surface.  Thinking about metaphysics, spirituality or esoterica keeps you busy.  Continue to read, learn, and find out the answers you need to know.  Life is about experiencing “the unexpected” so just go out and do it. 

GEMINI – May 21 – June 20

Home life keeps you busy.  There’s the ever-constant redecorating or changing splashes of color, pillow, accents, etc., throughout your home to give it a fresh look! There is so much you want to do around the house and are even thinking of things for your “TO DO” list for the spring.  Don’t bite off more than you can chew.  Handle a few things at a time and then go to the next project.  Speaking with relatives candidly about sensitive issues would be a good step towards understanding each other more intimately.  Keeping busy in the winter is not hard for you at all.  You have your projects, crafts, art, computer, TV shows, and possibly a foreign language to keep you occupied.  Do come out of the house upon occasion to see real live people.  You like being alone and you also like being with people, so a healthy balance should keep you on track.  Read a good book each night to calm you down before going to bed so you will have an easier time falling asleep. 

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

This is a time to get with friends that you may have let slip through the cracks.  Children and family members may need you too, whether it’s your expertise in some area or just your time — which will make them feel special.  You are looking to have more fun and it would be great if you included some of your family or friends who you may have recently neglected.  There are so many things you can do with loved ones and I’m sure you will have a splendid time.  Career is interesting.  You may be deciding what to do with it at the present time.  Are you happy?  Is it time for another career?  Do they appreciate all the hard work you put into your job?  Your job seems stable if you want it to be; however, there may be areas that you may wish to change or give suggestions of change.  If you give the ideas carefully and with the spirit that it will help all involved, it will be taken seriously.  Make your work place somewhere that you enjoy spending most of your day every day.

LEO – July 22 – August 22
Partnerships are confusing and puzzling.  It would be a good idea to get any concerns or issues dealt with so that you can move forward in a very positive way.  Too many distractions, and thinking too much may keep you from enjoying your relationships. Visit those you haven’t seen in a long time and perhaps call the other ones you can’t visit at the present time. Stop over-reacting to everything.  Take one day and issue at a time.  You can’t be everything to everybody.  More boundaries and limitations may have to be imposed now.  This is about your family and you and not everyone else now.  You have to divide your spare time with those you love and give yourself more time to accomplish your goals and dreams.  Health issues need to be taken care of as soon as possible and if you are feeling good, be positive that you ensure you stay healthy by not taking on more than you can handle as you may have done in the past.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Finances and partnerships seem to be an area of interest this month.  Be sure not to argue over silly things.  It’s not worth the aggravation and stress.  If you want something that costs too much money at this time, save for it or wait until it goes on sale.  It’s not worth an argument with a partner or family member.  Be sure you both agree on major expenditures before purchasing something you want. This is a time to buy what you need; besides you got some lovely gifts for Christmas and that was only two months ago!  Important papers, wills, health directives and insurance policies may need to be updated, so you may want to look at that for now.  Friendships may be complicated, so give your friends some benefit of the doubt when criticizing their actions or words.  They may be going through something very difficult and do not want to share it with you at this time.  Be compassionate and loving and all will work out in the end. 

LIBRA – September 23 – October 22

Time to organize all of your important papers, especially if you’ve been putting it off.  Wills, life insurances, 401Ks, etc., may need to be updated with new beneficiaries or new percentages of the total amount of the policies. Money also needs to be thought about…how to invest, how to make more interest, how to make it grow, etc. Thinking about so many things keeps you very busy and it will be difficult to make positive decisions if you don’t break down your issues to just a “this is good for me or my family” or “this is not good for me or my family.”  Make your decisions very black and white, right or wrong, yes or no.  Be decisive and don’t change your mind once you’ve made a decision.  It would be better for you to make decisions now with more logic and intelligence rather than with your heart.  Most of the decisions you make this month solely on “your heart’s feelings”, will be wrong.  Take control of your life a little at a time and soon you will have everything finished, decided and completed in a good time frame that works for everyone.

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21

What a lovely time to think of new classes, lectures, seminars, workshops in anything you feel you would like more knowledge.  These classes or formal education do not have to be for your job, but may be just something you’ve always wanted to learn.  Fun and relaxing classes will help relieve the stress you’ve been carrying for a while.  You must learn to unwind and not keep so much pent up inside of you.  Share your issues and concerns with those you trust.  You’ve heard all of their tales in the past, so now it’s your turn to unburden yourself!   You may be thinking of some foreign countries to visit during vacation, so get those brochures, magazines or browse the internet on the places you’ve always wanted to go.  There are always good deals if you book well enough in advance.  Philosophy or religion takes on a broader interest, so all in all, it looks like a time of some sort of enlightenment, planning and relieving some of the stresses you’ve had to endure.  You have to lighten up.

SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20

This is a great time for lots of activities with women friends who will support you with any issues or with anything you wish to accomplish.  You are very sensitive now, although you don’t like to show it, but it helps you relate to people on a whole other empathetic level. This empathy makes you understand more fully what others are going through and your kind spirit wants to help.  Do what you can, but also keep time for yourself. You become interested in bettering yourself through self-help CDs, DVDs, classes and workshops.  You want to learn so much about everything, but never really stopped for a minute to have time for yourself.  If you have to pencil some time into your calendar for yourself, do it.  It may sound silly, but you are the one controlling the way you spend your time.  Why not give yourself some of the time you need to do whatever has been on your mind lately.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19

Keeping to yourself may be the norm for you this month, but you must force yourself to get up and out of the house.  You must do things with family and friends to accomplish some of those things on your goals’ list.  Planning for your future or to enhance the future in some way is of interest.  Money needs to be secure, so you are doing what you have to so that the family will always be cared for.  You are planning for the unexpected which not everyone does.  This takes tremendous forethought on your part and will help you figure out what is and is not important in your life.  There may be some emotional or mental upheavals but you will handle them well as you understand these are constant tests that the universe throws our way to make us better people.  Your steadfastness is really an asset.  If you get sad or depressed, remember that other people feel this way too, so go out with friends, talk with family and put your life in perspective.

AQUARIUS – January 20 – February 17

Positive changes are all around you, if you let them happen.  Don’t be an obstacle in your own life.  Step back and figure out what is in your best interest and then let the universe manifest the magnificent wonders around you.  Time to take care of yourself for a change and do what you feel is right for you instead of taking care of everyone else.  That’s an interesting concept, isn’t it?  You first?  Wow.  Try not to take on too many other responsibilities and obligations than the ones you are currently handling.  You need to rest and evaluate what you can and cannot do.  You are wearing yourself out!  Your mental activity is going through the roof.  You overthink things too much and it isn’t really helping you make a decision or see things from a better viewpoint.  Talking with a trusted family member or friend is a good way to get your concerns out in the open, and hopefully, a solution to all this chaos will result in a decision or conclusion of your confusion.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

It’s time to put your creativity to good use to relax you and help you organize your thoughts.  Channeling your inner most inspiration and imagination into something you love to do will help you feel calm and at peace with yourself. Don’t let others get involved in your life that aren’t supposed to be in it.  Difficult or confusing circumstances make you hesitate about things you know you need to do, so take as long as you need to make decisions.  Give yourself a time frame and stick with it.  You can’t avoid things forever.  You must get on with your life.  Besides, if you make a mistake, you can always just fix it.  You need to constantly move forward towards your dreams.  Be aware of those who think it’s okay to lie to you about anything.  Make sure you double check claims or peoples’ information as there is a lot of deception out there – maybe not directed at you, but if you get hurtful information about someone, you should know if it is the truth or not. 

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 Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 46 years.  She may be contacted at 570-215-4223 for a telephone or in-person tarot, astrology or Feng Shui consultation.  www.vikkianderson.net  and www.fengshuimoon.com.

January 2019 Horoscopes

Important Dates:  New Year’s Day, January 1; Solar Eclipse, January 5; and Martin Luther King Day, January 21.

New Year Energy

It’s a New Year, ready for new opportunities, new adventures, new beginnings, new jobs, new relationships, new goals, dreams and aspirations.  Have you really thought about what you would like to change in your life during this new year?  Will you take that trip you have always dreamed about?  Will you finally try to start a home-based business and get rid of your fear of leaving corporate?  Are you ready to look for love and not be afraid of getting hurt?

Life is about experiences and lessons.  How can you learn the lessons you are supposed to if you stay in your little safe corner always living the same day over and never taking a chance or making a change?  Be spontaneous.  Meet new people!  Join clubs that interest you and get to know more people with like mind and interests. Expand your horizons.  Learn more about a philosophy, religion or metaphysics.  Expand your mind.  Read that book you’ve always wanted to (I’m finally reading Pride and Prejudice after seeing all the movie productions of it and it’s fun to see what the original story was.)  Deal with issues you’ve ignored that may be haunting you or keeping you from moving forward.  Go after that new job or career.  Be a positive force in the universe and more positive opportunities and dreams will be attracted to you and become a reality.  Be strong even if life has thrown you some curves.  We can all be what we want to be and do what we want to do – the issue is that we need to believe in ourselves and have confidence in our choices.  Start the new year with confidence and purpose.  Have the year you deserve.  Make it a reality!

Every January, I like to remind my horoscope readers that I have adjusted the dates for each sign to reflex the actual 2019 sun signs dates. You will always remain the same sign in which you were born.

MOON PHASE            DATE DEGREE & SIGN          TIME
New Moon              05 15 Capricorn 25      08:28 PM
First Quarter              14 23 Aries 48      01:45 AM
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse/Supermoon*              21 00 Leo 52      00:16 AM
Last Quarter              27 07 Scorpio 38      04:10 PM

 

Planets in the morning sky Venus
Planets in the night sky Mars
Retrogrades Uranus goes direct on the 6th.
The sun will go into Aquarius on January 20th.

 *Supermoon is the phenomenon whereby the moon appears particularly large in the sky because of its closest approach to the earth (the perigee) with a full (or new) moon.

ARIES – March 20 – April 19

Many unexpected changes and new beginnings are coming your way.  Old ways of doing things are now a thing of the past.  You are looking for a new direction or doing things differently.  A change in personal style or a makeover may be in store for you as you seem to be disappointed in the status quo.  New good luck and opportunities come into your life; however, if you don’t grab them, they will disappear and will never return again.  Be sure to look over the opportunity even if you are not sure that you want it.  Opportunities will be presented to you for your best interest so it would be good if you at least look into it before making your decision.   You may have new ideas on how to work smarter and not harder, so this is the time to put your ideas into action so you have more time to spend with family or on your own interests.  Home life may be a bit confusing, but once you decide to finish projects, have the family to pitch in to help and follow a plan, your home turn into the comfortable place you’ve always wanted.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

You are trying to get many projects done, but seem to be getting a bit frustrated that there just isn’t enough time to complete everything.  Partnerships can be a bit strained, but with patience and persistence, you can change anything that you are not happy with within the relationship.  It is imperative that both of you communicate with each other and discuss what is on your mind.  Your career is going in a very good direction.  There are many possibilities for a promotion or change of job for more money, if you are looking for something new.  It also seems as if this is a time where you are playing the role of everyone’s mother by giving advice, opinions, making decisions for others and generally just by being there as a shoulder to cry on.  This is a compassionate thing to do; however, your energy seems to be going to others while your energy field is being drained more and more as the days go by.  So, be careful not to let your immune system be compromised.  You must rest, take care of yourself and let others take care of their own lives for awhile.

GEMINI – May 21 – June 20

Money still continues to be a worry, but with determination and persistence, you will be able to pay your bills and get those special projects around the house done in a timely manner.  You may have to put some of the more expensive projects on hold for now, but not for long.  Depression or sadness may take hold of you from time to time as you review your last year and realize that you hadn’t accomplished all that you wanted to.  Giving more attention to your needs would be a big help in attaining your goals.  Your energy is scattered all over the place, so start prioritizing your life.  You may be wondering where you will be a year from now.  Creative budgeting and common sense get you through the month just fine. 

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

Family and home are very important.  Life may be blown out of proportion so just go with the flow on many things.  Don’t get too upset before you know the outcome of certain situations.  Many things will take you by surprise, but don’t worry, they will be good surprises!  A conflict in home life will keep you overwhelmed and stressed, so ask for help, put things on the back burner and just do what absolutely has to get done at the moment so you can handle any issue that needs to be taken care of.  You are thinking about so many different areas of your life that you would like to enhance or change, but Cancerians are not the easiest sign to accept change.  You need to figure out exactly what it is you want out of your job, your family, your career and your life in general before those things can be given to you.

LEO – July 22 – August 22
Children will be your main focus now, so be sure to prepare interesting and creative projects for them to learn from as well as gain a brand-new skill.  Romantic love takes a giant leap forward and you are really ready for this after the last year you have had.  Be open to new relationships and just know that someone special is coming your way.  If married or involved, your relationship seems to be going in a much better direction once there is a bit of compromise or mutual understanding about your future together.  Friendships can be confusing and you may even find out that one of your trusted friends have betrayed you in some way.  It is up to you whether or not to forgive your friend, but be sure this was not just a misunderstanding or mistake.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22
Health, diet and exercise are being activated now; however, health concerns may be real.  If you are not feeling well or are worried about something that just doesn’t feel right in your body, a quick trip to the doctor will help you decide on your next course of action.  Rest is very important for you now since it doesn’t look as if you ever quit.  You keep doing more and more and your leisure time seems to be less frequent, if you have any at all.  Metaphysics or esoteric teachings may be of interest.  A class or two may be in your future to learn a particular modality or a new topic in general.  You want to learn something new and seem to be moving into the spiritual realm.  Many changes are coming for you and if they are planned, they will be wonderful.  If you let the universe run your life then you are never really prepared for what will manifest for you.  Finish other projects before starting new ones. 

LIBRA – September 23 – October 22

Personal and business relationships (as well as situations dealing with the law or court in some way) are the main focus now.  Your activities keep you busy, and if you look into your health issues just a little bit more, you will do well.  You go back and forth on many decisions which really need to be made.  Always listen to the first thought that comes into your mind about a particular issue and just accept that as a Divine answer to your question.  Not deciding is not a decision.  Seeing both sides to a situation is amazing but not if it keeps you confused and overwhelmed.  Your procrastination is at an all time high and if you keep procrastinating, you will attract more negative energy to you and who needs that?

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21
Emotions can be very tricky this month, especially if it includes your partner.  You may seem overly jealous or possessive but a logical talk with your partner will put your mind to rest.  You are overthinking.  Keeping life in perspective has never been hard for you to do; however, you may feel as if too many things are just not going as planned.  You are getting more comfortable with your life, especially if you’ve recently made a major move in your career or home.  Finishing those long-forgotten projects or things that have bothered you (because you haven’t had the time to complete them) will help you feel a sense of stability and security.  You need to organize your life, get rid of things that mean nothing to you and only keep those things that are essential to your well being and happiness.  De-cluttering or organizing your life and home will also bring in good luck and more positive opportunities that will be in your best interest.

SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20

Creativity, long distance travel and education are activated now.  You are interested in so many areas of life and what you can and can’t do.  Don’t limit yourself in any way.  Get out there and make a difference in your life and the life of others.  Money issues need to be clarified and dealt with so that you will no longer worry about your financial future.  Update financial records, wills, and tax records so that everything will be at hand if needed.  Spirituality, artistic ability and metaphysics become important now as you want to learn everything that you can about the subjects you have an interest in.  This is a great time to paint, start a new project, read and think about what it is you want to accomplish in the near future.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19
There will be a lot of activity at work so be prepared to work hard and get a little bit more organized.  You may also start thinking of getting the next certification for your business so you can proceed to bigger and better things.  There is so much going on within your head.  Your energy levels are strong and yet you just seem to be standing still.  Don’t over think your decisions.  Once you’ve made them stick with them or just fix the error you’ve made and move on!  Change is on the horizon as well as thinking about so many different areas of life that you wish could be changed or that never happened.  Some reciprocal energy is required now for your good mental and physical health.

AQUARIUS – January 20 – February 17

Friends are the highlight of the month.  Some members of the opposite sex may want to be more than friends, but you are very specific when it comes to choosing a romantic partner.  Friends may want to set you up on a blind date.  Go, it’s just a date and you may meet the woman/man of your dreams.  Make sure you are living in reality before you make any important changes.  Resting, reading or exercising will help you get back into great physical shape or state of mind.  Relieve stress and make some alone time for yourself and then Magic will mysteriously appear all around you, if you look for it.  Nature is helping you connect with those who have passed on and you feel it.  It’s an amazing time for you to meet a new partner and you may even get serious with one or two.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

Mysterious and unusual circumstances follow you no matter where you go.  What else is new?  Many secrets seem to be around you now, but they are not too important anyway, so you should not be concerned.  Just ignore the negative energy and you will be just fine.  A few hospital tests or visiting someone in the hospital may be at hand.  Uncovering your passion for reading, learning, creativity and artist pursuits will help calm you down and clarify the things that have been bothering you.  Spirituality is always a fine way of getting back to the things you believe in. Teaching or taking a class or two will help you attain the confidence you need to move forward in a very positive way.  The year is like a rose starting to blossom a little each day.

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 Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 46 years.  She may be contacted at 570-215-4223 for a telephone or in-person tarot, astrology or Feng Shui consultation.  www.vikkianderson.net  and www.fengshuimoon.com.

December 2018 Horoscopes

Important dates:  December 7th, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day; the 21st, The Winter Solstice/Sun enters Capricorn; the 25th, Christmas; and the 26th, Kwanzaa.

WINTER HOLIDAY TIPS

Have holiday lights on if it is appropriate to your holiday. Nothing brings guests better than a light display during the holidays. Put lights on timers so that you don’t have to be home to have your lights come on. This also lets others think you are home when you may be off holiday shopping or visiting family, friends or neighbors. (As an aside, I also have motion lights on my house to cover the whole yard, driveway and front walkway for the same reason).

If you are a baker, bake all the great cookies and breads you usually do for the holidays. Nothing invites family, friends and neighbors in general to come into your home more than freshly baked items with those wonderful aromas filling your home and seeping through your doors or windows. Do you need to bake so many cookies? How many can we eat? After the holidays, I get to throw a good deal of them out to my squirrels which live on my property and they say thank you.

Have all of your shopping and wrapping done early. You can buy presents all year long and wait until after Thanksgiving for larger items or items that you want to make sure you can return.

Decorate the house at different times. You can put up the tree one night and then put up window and yard decorations over the next few days. Be sure the children are home, so that they can assist in making your home look beautiful for the holidays. Even though I’m sure they’ll complain at having to work and do something as lame as put up Christmas or holiday decorations, it will be good to show the children that these holidays are for families and families work together.

Write holiday cards when you have a few spare minutes throughout the fall. Many people put names and addresses on computer labels and I must admit I did that for many years. I have learned that they are very impersonal and it’s just like you are saying that you wanted to get that chore out of the way as quickly as possible and had no regard for the person it was being sent to. I hand write all my envelopes and messages inside each card rather than writing a longer typed Christmas-gram. It’s more personal and it’s very rare, so your card will stand out. I have received many comments on my original notes and how refreshing they were.

When getting ready to have a holiday party at your home, here are some tips: clean the house one day, set up the tables and cooking/serving dishes and glasses you will need another day (pop them in the dishwasher if they haven’t been used since the last big holiday), do the food shopping and preparing what you can ahead of time and on the day of the party, you can relax, get ready in a stress-free environment and have fun! Clean up can be done tomorrow or after your guests have gone. Some people actually pitch in and clean up as they go. If this is all right with you, by all means, accept the help. You’ve worked hard!

Or throw a load of dishes and glasses in the dishwasher, go to bed and rest so you can face the mess ahead of you in the light of day with a strong cup of coffee or tea in your hand!

Do simple things to help your party run smoother. Prepare the coffee ahead of time so that when it is time for your guests to have coffee (or tea), all you have to do is plug the pot in.

Put your milk pitcher in the refrigerator filled with cold water so it will be kept colder for a longer period of time after serving.

Make sure your table linens are clean. Check them at least a week before your party and clean what needs to be washed or sent to the dry cleaners.

Have holiday music playing in the background but be sure it is calming music and not blaring to disturb your guests. The idea is to let everyone enjoy themselves which includes chatting to one another to catch up on their lives with soft music playing in the background so you can hear one another.

Be careful about mistletoe. Many guests are shy so if they do not kiss the person they find under it, you may kid them about it once, but then let it go.

If this is a pot luck dinner, prepare a menu so you can tell everyone what they could bring to your home. If it’s not a pot luck dinner but others ask what they may bring, you can always suggest gourmet dips, crackers, breads, wine, sparkling apple cider, eggnog, a bottle of liquor or any dessert a dessert of their choice. Tell them how many guests you are expecting.

You do not need to put out every holiday decoration you have. As the children leave the nest, you can put up a modest yet tasteful display of decorations. The holidays are for us to relax and enjoy the season, not stress over all the decorations, where to move the furniture until after the holidays and rush out to buy the biggest live Christmas tree you can find. I find live trees dangerous, messy (I found pine needles the next July stuck in my rug and eventually my feet!). They need constant water and they seem to dry up quickly. Be careful.

Is an artificial tree out of the question? There are so many kinds of artificial trees that are pre-lit (a gift from Heaven) and in so many shapes and sizes, do we really have to spend a lot of money year after year and have yet another beautiful part of nature being cut down, destroyed and then burned when they are not sold? An artificial tree can be purchased after the holidays for very reasonable prices and they look good for at least ten years if cared for properly.

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MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE & SIGN TIME
New Moon 07 15 Sag 07 02:20 AM
First Quarter 15 23 Pisces 27 06:49 AM
Full Moon 22 00 Cancer 49 12:49 PM
Last Quarter 29 07 Libra 36 04:34 AM

 

Planets in the morning sky Mercury from the 3rd, Venus, and Jupiter from the 9th.  Do not confuse Jupiter with Mercury latter half of the month.  Jupiter is brighter.
Planets in the night sky Mars and Saturn until the 16th.
Retrogrades Mercury goes direct on the 7th; Uranus all month.
The sun will go into Capricorn on the 21st.

  

ARIES – March 20 – April 18

Unexpected expenditures can eat up your finances quickly.  Be sure to try to buy what you need and not what you want.  Do not be too generous during the holidays this year as you usually are. Spending money for the holidays is just the beginning.  You will have fun, enjoy holiday celebrations and won’t think twice about spending more than planned on a gift for a loved one.  Your generosity of spirit is magnetic and extends to your friends who will expect an extra special gift.  You may over spend on those you love.  Career opportunities are plentiful and you are probably considering changing jobs or parts of your job that will bring you more attention, more income or where you will use your intellect.  Things are getting boring. Your attention is not on work at this time, but in planning all the wonderful shopping, parties, travel and fun you hope to have during this month.  Your practical side comes into play where you realize you need more rest and must limit your help to others who are always taking advantage of your kind nature.  All in all, you are on the go, having fun, and connecting with friends and family who love your company.

TAURUS – April 18 – May 19

Communication is important now.  Are you writing a book or being more creative during this time? If not, this will bring you much peace and happiness, so give it a try.  Holiday travel seems important; however, make sure your travel plans are solid before venturing to your holiday destinations.  Family conflicts may arise and seem unimportant to you, but the issues are important to others.  Be tactful with your partner since much energy seems to want to make you “right” or in control of every situation.  If you keep a cool head and compromise where appropriate, things should run quite smoothly. Don’t get into a battle of wits with your family and friends since this is the season of forgiveness and peace of mind, body and spirit.  Change is good even though you may not feel it at the present time.  If you find yourself in unexpected circumstances, just know that you are being guided on a different path.  You may not wish to travel on this path; however, it would be in your best interest to at least look at the wonderful changes around you and the opportunities it will bring for future happiness, prosperity and good health.

GEMINI – May 20 – June 20

Home life tends to get somewhat stressful as you try to plan the perfect holiday party.  This is a time for communication with family and let them know what you expect from them from the holidays and what you expect them to do to help you arrange a beautiful family gathering.  Balance issues between your work load in your career and the responsibilities of your family weigh you down.  Why can’t you delegate?  Is it up to you to handle everything?  Miscommunication is prevalent this month so be clear about your intent or what you are asking others to do for you.  Repeat things so that you are on the same page as well.  Are you working too much so that you are not avail Compromise is needed to avoid arguments with your partner or loved ones since you just don’t have much time to think things through properly and make an informed decision.  You also get annoyed when people question where your time is spent and that you may be able to organize your life better.  You do more than most of the other signs and you would like to be acknowledged for that, but just be happy that you are able to run your life the way you want to or else, you just pick up and find happiness elsewhere.   

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

Love life and family seems to bring you much happiness and joy, even though you are handling too much of the responsibility. Be open to new relationships or trying to make your current ones better. New beginnings in the home, perhaps redecorating or some much needed repair projects, help you focus on your goals for the future.  You may be starting over or feel as if you need the changes that are being thrust upon you.  Make buying presents a special family occasion.  Even though you may feel that change is unsettling, it will be a positive experience, so give it a chance.  A good time to take care of any health issues so they won’t get worse.  Differences of traditions and philosophies of life will be tested and you may be persuaded to look at things from different perspectives.  Even though you may want to stay home this holiday season, be a bit flexible if your partner wants to travel to visit family.  Staying home means you have to cook and entertain; however, it also makes you feel comfortable to be in your own home to do whatever you want to.  Using your intellect to make decisions rather than emotional ones will help you choose the better option. 

LEO – July 22 – August 22

Partnerships may not be as stable as you would like.  Take time to find out what is bothering your personal/business partner.  It will be worth it in the end. It is important for you to entertain your family and friends, but be mindful of your health.  Take enough time for yourself and let others give you a hand in the kitchen or with the preparations.  This is a good time to rejuvenate, relax and do whatever you feel is important for yourself and your happiness.  It is a time to help others get more organized and as usual, you help others with their challenges and issues and are always going the extra mile.  This is also a time where you will take on the responsibility of a family issue.  Do the best you can to help those family members compromise; however, don’t beat yourself up if it does not go the way you feel it should.  You have done your best and sometimes things just have to work themselves out.    Arguing is probable if you let yourself get caught up in the politics of an issue.  Be aware of the explosive energy surrounding you and do your best to diffuse all negative situations.  

VIRGO – August 23 – September 21

Unusual circumstances may make you realize that things may not be as you originally thought.  Double check what people say to you and get everything in writing.  This is not a great time to trust acquaintances. Holidays are always stressful, so if you are more relaxed and plan well in advance, your holidays will run quite smoothly.  Getting your list and checking it twice is a great way for a Virgo to start their holiday shopping.  Know what you want to spend and then comparison shop so you get the best price for the item, as if you wouldn’t do that anyway! Try not to take life so seriously now as it is supposed to be fun.  If there are any issues that you do not agree with, let them go for now and deal with them after the holidays.  Situations with personal and business partnerships may be confusing and upsetting at times, so be prepared to stand your ground and give your frank opinion in a tactful manner.  Career may be changing in many ways and it would be helpful for you to know in which direction you would like to proceed.  Do you want your own home-based business?  If so, go for it now as the energy around you is positive and open to so many wonderful possibilities to accomplish your future goals and dreams.  

LIBRA – September 22 – October 22

Spending money for beautiful things is a constant in your life; however, it may be time to ask your partner if he or she agrees with your gift choices.  Ask for his or her opinions of gifts for the family and your closest friends.  Consulting a partner on financial choices or where you spend the family riches will allow you to spend more freely.  Much good energy is around you so plan what steps you would like to take to accomplish some dreams and goals.  Your personality shifts to being more self-confident with less issues regarding insecurities and anxieties.  This is the time for you to accomplish what needs to be done.  Career, travel and spiritual pursuits all seem to become important at the same time so be prepared to be scattered and yet, you will be having the time of your life exploring all the possibilities around you.    

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21

You are interested in getting a makeover or buying new clothes that may be a new fashion style.  You are updating your look and it does make others notice you a bit more. Traveling may be tricky so it would be best for you to double check your plans as it seems that there may be a minor glitch that hinders you in some your way. This does not mean that you should not travel, but it seems to be a time where extra planning and alternative plans will keep everyone calm and in control of their holidays!  Running around at the last minute to get your shopping done can be exhausting task, so use the web to order some on line gifts, if you feel that’s appropriate.  You just need some down time, relaxation time, and family time for your own enjoyment and well-being.  You would like to plan things in advance and that’s a wonderful idea, but be flexible enough to know that all plans do not turn out exactly as we hope.  Unexpected outcomes many times are better than our original plans.  Go with the flow.  Have a wonderful time.  

SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20

You want to learn a lot of things – you enjoy knowledge.  Classes, lectures or seminars may be popping up over the next few months that would be beneficial to you in some way.  There may also be some training classes that you need to take for your job. Get up and go to holiday parties, friends’ get-togethers or that holiday getaway with a loved one even though he or she may not want to leave home.  Try to be a little more sensitive with a loved one’s feelings as it seems you may be somewhat tactless or thoughtless to his or her needs.  This may be because you are so caught up in the whirlwind around you, or the holiday season, that you don’t have time for petty nonsense.  You may be on different wavelengths so try to find common ground.  Home life may be a bit too hectic for your taste and you may try to go out or not deal with specific issues.  They will not go away, so deal with them directly.  A good outcome will result from any effort you put into making positive changes in work, formal education, long distance travel and finances, so start thinking about which areas of life you would like to change and start making a few small changes throughout the season. 

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 18

Networking becomes effortless as you meet many more people through new clubs, memberships and organizations. New friends and associations help propel your career through this holiday season.  Be careful not to let your personal and business lives conflict with each other as it won’t be worth the time and trouble.  Deal with each area of life separately and complete any unfinished projects or endeavors.  Being organized for the upcoming year will help you get a jump on your goals.  Lists will help you with this organization and will help you focus on your priority issues.  Go out and have some fun.  You can’t be all business or too serious now since this is the time to be happy and jolly!  Accept holiday party invitations and do some of the entertaining yourself.  You will feel very relaxed and others will appreciate your thoughtfulness. 

AQUARIUS – January 19 – February 17

Many changes that you needed in your life for a while are now starting to occur. Be certain about your goals and go after them. Your creative and artistic abilities are amplified during this festive season so don’t be afraid to show off your abilities to family and friends.  Spirituality is more important as you unfold the meaning of your traditional beliefs.  This is a good time to think about what you want to do in the future, perhaps in a creative field or perhaps to take creative classes you never had the time to take in the past.  What a wonderful time for you to look into new cultures and traditions. You may wish to kick back and unwind during the holidays and not have the traditional holiday meals or parties with your family.  You may wish to keep a day for yourself where you could organize your home, entertain other family members or friends or just relax and watch the blinking lights on the Christmas tree or other holiday decorations.  Energy abounds and you wish to accomplish so much.  You can do anything you need to do at this time, but limit yourself to a few tasks per day so you can re-energize and continue on the fast track that you have been living on for the last year.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

You have lots to do, but you may feel as if you would rather just watch TV, read or do things around the house.  You may be procrastinating a bit around the holidays.  Do one thing each day, so that when the holidays are here, you will be ready to celebrate!  Loved ones would be adaptable enough when unexpected circumstances change your plans at the last minute.  These changes may be better than your original plans.  If circumstances seem confusing or dramatic, this is the best time to take that energy and turn it into a positive result.  Things go very well, then fall apart, so it’s best that you just deal with situations as they happen rather than projecting the best or worst scenario for them. The negativity around you is disappearing and you need to reinforce the positive energy that you know is protecting and guiding you to do the right thing.  Love issues may be a tender spot, so understand what the issue is and then do something to resolve it.  Using your mental agility will help you to optimistically deal with any concerns that come your way.  Career issues may be pushed to the foreground and some very important decisions about your future will need to be made.  Be sure you have all the facts before jumping to conclusions that may be incorrect.  Now is the time to make appropriate adjustments to goals.

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November 2018 Horoscopes

Important dates: November 1, All Saints’ Day; and the 22nd, Thanksgiving.

Autumn Energies

Autumn is a time of the year which represents balance and enlightenment.  It gives us the power to look back over the spring and summer to see if we had fulfilled our goals, dreams, aspirations and desires.  It makes us realize that procrastination is a negative force in the universe, a blocking of life force energy, (chi), that will not allow us to go happily in to our futures.  We need to be persistent in our goals and must create, journey and explore our universe to find our true happiness and discover what boundless accomplishments we could bestow upon the world. It is a selfless time to contemplate, meditate and dream of your futures. It gives us that much needed pause to slow down and start prioritizing our lives so that we can make it the best we can with the most positive results for all involved.

The Autumnal Equinox is also about celebrating what you have accomplished and reveling in those positive accomplishments.  It is a magnificent time to think of others and realize how lucky we truly are to have journeyed far into ourselves with understanding, truth and compassion.  This makes us realize that any charitable gesture or action can make a difference in someone’s life no matter how small and the feeling of sharing, giving, exchanging and bartering your gifts with others will always make you feel blessed and humble as you help your fellow human beings in this third dimensional plane.

When the leaves start to fall, it is as though the universe has given in to the rationalization that all things must eventually die and be reborn in due course. It is the never-ending cycle or circle of life that we have become accustomed to.  It is life as we know it. This is our second chance to make things right, to find that balance within us and to live life the way we had always intended…with peace, love, harmony, joy, good health and an abundance in all things.  Happy Autumn to all!

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MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE & SIGN TIME
New Moon 07 15 Scorpio 11 11:02 AM
First Quarter 15 23 Aquarius 11 09:54 AM
Full Moon 23 00 Gemini 52 00:39 AM
Last Quarter 29 07 Virgo 43 07:19 PM

 

Planets in the morning sky Venus
Planets in the night sky Mercury thru the 21st, Mars, Jupiter thru the 13th, and Saturn.  Do not confuse Mercury and Jupiter early month.  Jupiter is brighter.
Retrogrades Mercury Rx on the 17th, Venus goes direct on the 16th, Uranus all month and Neptune goes direct on the 25th.
The sun will go into Sagittarius on the 22nd, Thanksgiving Day!!

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 18

Family discussions about the holidays and other matters keep you on your toes.  You thought a lot of this craziness was behind you; however, you have a little bit more to go.  Deal with issues as they happen and don’t respond as you always do.  The calmer you remain, the calmer the situation will be.  This is a great time to get things settled with siblings and family members in general.  If having the holidays at your home, be prepared ahead of time and don’t let others tell you what you should have or who you should invite.  It is time to set some boundaries. Emotions on everyone’s side seem to be blown out of proportion. Finances may be too confusing now to make a final decision on what needs to be done, but start the process going.  You are thinking in the right direction. Make the month work. 

TAURUS – April 18 – May 19

Family life seems to improve.  You are getting your way about holiday plans and are deciding whether or not to have the Thanksgiving dinner at your home.  If not practical, you may be deciding what you need to make for the occasion and take it to another family members’ home.  For a holiday season, you tend to be a bit under the weather or somewhat depressed.  Maybe it’s the holidays, but it seems as if you need to get things decided in your life and you may even have to move on with or dismiss plans that you have already made.  Career gets crazy and you feel as if you are overburdened with stress and continuous questions from people who could not possibly know what you are going through.  Keep a level head and be your same logical self and things will fall into place in no time at all.

GEMINI – May 20 – June 20

Your creativity and artistic abilities are proven over and over again.  You get into so many different areas of expertise that you sometimes even amaze yourself.  Asking what you could make or bring to a family gathering will be very much appreciated, but if you are too busy, stopping at a gourmet bakery or fruit shop will keep you in good graces.  Love issues may be stirring and you may have to make some difficult decisions about your romantic future.  Deciding on plans to either go for further education, classes and training or perhaps wanting to save for a wonderful vacation next year may keep off balance. Being too sensitive now will not help you decide what you need to do to be happy.  Handle your concerns with intellect and logic and you will make perfect decisions. 

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

Partnerships are going well.  Different viewpoints need to be considered and a compromise that will benefit both of you would be best. Even though you may be invited out or having a special get together at your home for the holidays, make sure you have plenty of alone time to spend with the one you love.  You may need some special time together to get over any disagreements or things that have not been settled. Career is going well and there may even be some interesting changes that you will be quite surprised with.  This is a good time to stand up for yourself and let others know that you now have boundaries which they may not cross.  The days of you being the giver seem to be coming to an end.  You may now have to learn your lesson of receiving from others.

LEO – July 22 – August 22

Try to get things done in a timely manner.  People are depending upon you.  Money issues can be dealt with properly and easily if you just realize that some habits may have to change.  You can be the most delightful host/hostess when you want to be, so put on that smile, make the best dinner you could possibly make and if there are any negative people at your gathering, ignore them for the sake of the holiday.   There’s always one to bring everyone else down, but it is not going to happen to you this year.  You are prepared, you feel energized and ready for anything.  Keep the peace within the family and especially keep an eye on your partner.  (S)he may feel neglected so make an extra effort to make him/her feel special and loved.  Compliment him/her on everything they have done to contribute to a great holiday. 

VIRGO – August 23 – September 21

Many new positive changes will affect you and your partner. Money issues may really start to annoy the both of you.  Money is being spent on things that both of you have not agreed on.  Some compromise and good conversation are all that is needed to deflate the possible explosion of emotion.  If money is tight during the holidays, you can always ask family and friends to bring a side dish or dessert (as well as their favorite drink) to your holiday dinner.  Many people do this, so join the club so you do not have to get stressed out.  This is a great time to make your ideas and plans known on the job.  Your creativity and innovative ideas will help get you that promotion or more responsibility for more money that you’ve been dreaming of.  Finally, you may be able to get an assistant or temp help to move things forward in a positive manner on the job or in your home.  You need to rest and take care of yourself. 

LIBRA – September 22 – October 22

You seem to be very sensitive now and may cry at the drop of a hat.  You need to gain your composure and handle the responsibilities and obligations you were meant to.  The holidays should actually make you feel more confident about your life; getting into the spirit with decorations and gift giving will be an absolute joy for you.  Many emotions seem to be blown out of proportion and it’s almost as if you just don’t know what you want.  Partnerships confuse you and you just need to be more self-confident and gather up your inner strength and courage to make important decisions.  Do not procrastinate too long on important decisions because some of the opportunities will pass you by.  Traveling for the holidays is a possibility if you can find the money and decide on where you would like to go.  Visiting family and/or friends is always a safe bet around the holidays.  It will be a more reasonable alternative to higher priced vacations and you should be with people who love you. 

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21

There is much intense energy going on in your life especially in career.  Good opportunities are on their way and there may even be a raise or promotion in the near future.  If having any festivities at your home, be sure to do a little each day so that you are not overwhelmed at home.  You need to clean the house one day, prepare food on the next day and then cook everything on the third.  You will be so organized that you will amaze others with your organizational skills.  In this way, you may also join your guests because everything will be ready ahead of time.  New opportunities abound.  There seems to be an abundance of good luck and interesting decisions that will lead you into new beginnings and new ventures.  Be open to change.  Take appropriate risks and be optimistic about your future.  Everything is waiting there for you, so just grab those opportunities and get on the right path quickly.

SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20

It would be a good idea to invite friends to your home for the holidays.  Even if you are fortunate enough to have family and friends around you, not everyone does, so count your blessings. Friendships will be very important now, so be prepared to know who is or is not your friend.  When new people come into your life that seem as if they want to be your new best friend, be very careful about telling them many secrets.  Deception, secrets and talking behind your back (gossip from jealousy or envy) is very probable.  Stand up for yourself and don’t pretend you don’t know it exists.  If you don’t stand up for yourself, it just gets worse.  Finances need a tweak here and there.  Saving more can help you long term.  Just buy what you need and not what you want at this time.  Many are escaping to the south for the winter, so if this is you – have a great time and don’t forget your sunscreen. 

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 18

There seems to be a total change in the way you perceive things; you also want to change what you are not happy with.  Your personal style, wardrobe and perhaps even holiday decorations or traditions are all equally on the chopping block.  When you say it has to go, then it has to go!  You would like new excitement and adventure.  Caps want to looker younger, thinner, and healthier and so you start many new regiments of a healthier you from exercising to eating better.  You are also trying to be calmer and may even want to study meditation or learn how to contact your angels for whatever blessings you need in your life.  Be very careful not to make everything change at once, which will be your inclination.  Slow changes are best so you and everyone around you can acclimate to them.  As far as the holidays, it depends on what you want to do now.  It seems like a small intimate dinner for Thanksgiving is on the agenda.  You are getting tired of too many people around you, especially those who are always needy and asking you for favors.  

AQUARIUS – January 19 – February 17

You are so good with money and you are doing even more in budgeting what you have and trying to get the most of your funds.  The holidays are going to be a bit more frugal this year (as with most people), but you are going to shop at sales, auctions, flea markets and thrift stores and will do very well.  If having the Thanksgiving holiday at your home, be decisive and ask others to bring the things you will need to make your generosity go a little bit further.  A bottle of liquor or appetizers are always a nice way for others to participate in the holiday.  Aquarians also have many decisions to make about home life and partners in their lives, such as, “Do I need a partner now?” and “Are the partners I’m with (or dating) right for me?  Will they make my life complete?”  Questions about changing your job may arise as well since you may not be too happy at your current position.  Do you want to start your own home-based business?  Many decisions need to be made so you can move forward without any interruption in your routine.  You need to leave the stress behind.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

Your finances seem to be going in a much better direction if you don’t do something ridiculous like gamble or play the lottery.  Keep extra funds in a bank so you can save to have whatever it is you need.  This is not the time to buy anything that you want now and you can get those items by just putting them on your Christmas list.  If Thanksgiving is at your home, why not make it fun by having an early afternoon buffet lunch and then having finger foods later in the day with coffee and desserts.  This type of set up will keep the pressure off of you and will allow others to mingle and chat with one another.  You may want to learn many different religions or metaphysical subjects or just may want to take new classes that will help you on a spiritual level.  Important papers should be looked over and changed if needed.  Be prepared for anything that may come your way.  Be organized, in control and try to get more grounded and your month will be wonderful!

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September 2018 Horoscopes

Important Dates:  September 3, Labor Day; 9th, Grandparents’ Day; 10th, Rosh Hashanah begins; the 21st, the International Day of Peace and the 24th, Sukkoth begins.

Save Our Planet and Put Money in Your Pocket

I have been trying for some time to help the planet in my own way, and I will share some of the things you can do to help our planet.  Some suggestions are:

Don’t run the tap water while you are brushing your teeth and doing the dishes.

Turn off the TV or lights when you go into another room for any length of time.  As my father used to say to my mother when we were young, “What is this, a light house?”  Save energy when possible.

Set air conditioning at 73-74 degrees if it is a programmable unit, otherwise you can always just turn it to medium.

Keep heat at 68 degrees or lower in the winter.  A sweater goes a long way to keeping one warm.

Clean out your freezer and refrigerator.  Eat leftovers or at least know what you have so that you don’t duplicate your purchase and may have to throw away more food.

Use cloth napkins on your table and let your family use their napkin all day before tossing them into the wash.  You are doing laundry anyway, so just toss them into the washing machine when needed.  Don’t do the laundry unless you have a full load of clothes.

Plant trees around your yard for the natural way to cool down your home during the hot summer months.

If you are having a BBQ or party in your home, think of using your regular dishes and silverware which can be washed and reused.  Most of us have several sets of dishes so it can be fun to mix and match dinnerware.  The dishwasher is an efficient way of cleaning your dishes afterwards and again, you’ve saved the planet. Buy biodegradable plates and utensils instead of disposable ones for any BBQ or event if you must use them.

When having a picnic, BBQ or get together, ask your guests to bring a bottle of wine, side dish or dessert to offset the cost of the party.  You will also have time to enjoy your guests because you don’t have to worry about the dessert and coffee coming out at the right time, etc.

You can buy used furniture at auctions, the Salvation Army, a garage sale or off of the web.  Much furniture is in very good condition and is a fraction of the cost and it keeps you from buying new.

Buy two-year old cars.  New cars lose 20% of their value just driving off of the lot.  You can get a good car for less money and a new car did not have to be produced just for you.

Use reusable containers instead of aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

If you are buying new appliances, get the efficient energy savings rated ones.

Have your home checked for window, door or attic leaks.  If your home is not air tight, you are throwing your heating and air conditioning dollars away every hour of the day and night.

Get low flow shower heads and/or chlorine filters for your shower head.  Apparently, we are absorbing 100 times of chlorine into our skin in an average 10-minute shower just as if we were drinking 100 glasses of tap water.  That’s pretty unsettling.

Use old maps as wrapping paper. (I was recently at a baby shower and the person having the shower asked that no presents be wrapped to save on paper.  A card was attached to each gift!)  Reuse gift bags and save wrapping paper from another gift, if possible.  Use recycled paper for your gifts.  Gift cards are a handy gift so that your gift recipient can get exactly what (s)he needs and there’s no wrapping!

Refill plastic water bottles with filtered water, iced or green tea, Crystal Light or anything else you like to drink.  You can reuse these bottles many times before throwing them in the recycle bin.

Print on the back side of used paper if you can or use the paper for scrap.  Save a tree and save money by not having to buy as much new paper for your home printer.

Bring a ceramic mug into work (probably the cost of one purchased coffee) with you so you don’t have to use paper or Styrofoam cups.  Encourage other employees to do the same.  Stop using plastic straws with beverages.

Instead of buying $4 lattes, bring your own travel mug to work with homebrewed coffee or tea.  You are saving money and the use of paper cups.

The Kindle has saved many trees from being torn down or you can borrow books from a library.

Magazines can be passed around to friends.  The impact on trees would be extraordinary and you will save some money in the meantime.  I also leave them at doctors’ offices so others can read them too.

Support local farmers in season!  It may be a little more expensive, but you can trust your veggies and fruits aren’t GMOs and are fresh.

Use reusable shopping bags instead of paper or plastic.  Many have them in their car trunks but never get them into the stores. Store them in the back seat so you will easily see them for any shopping visits.

Plan a circular route to all of the places you need to go so that you don’t waste gasoline (prices are ridiculous) or time.

Use a compost pile in your yard rather than throwing out food into the garbage which gets piled into dump sites.  You will have helped the planet and will be starting to have some pretty good soil for your own plants and trees.  Up here in the Poconos, the groups of deer who visit the property have a good variety of fruits and veggies, as well as their outer skins, that they love to eat.  They just about eat anything.

Sell stuff you don’t want on eBay, Craigslist or have a garage sale.  You will be getting a few dollars for your unwanted stuff and may be helping someone else get a perfectly good used item that (s)he would have otherwise had to purchase new.

Buy reusable or recycled products.

Buy bulk items which reduce wasteful packaging.

Reuse boxes or cartons to ship your own items.

Car pool to work, a party or an event to save on gasoline.  Public transportation is also a great way of getting home safety if you have had too much to drink at a party.

Bring in a lunch from home to save you money.  Even if you only spend $5 a day on lunch and $3 a day on coffee, that’s $8 a day, $40 per week, $160 per month or $1820 a year (probably the price of a great vacation!).

If you have leftovers you won’t eat this week, freeze them for another time so you may use them when you don’t have time to cook because of an appointment or event.

Visit local state parks which are usually free and close to home.

Take walks with your loved ones or walk a pet for exercise and entertainment.

Use windshield wiper fluid to clean indoor windows and mirrors.  This is a big savings over Windex and being this was formulated for outdoor use, it gets rid of dirt and grime easily.

Use newspapers to clean the windows and mirrors.  They clean better and you are not wasting paper towels.  Or buy the KAYWOS cloth available at www.kaywos.com.  You just wet it, clean a mirror, window, car windows, the car, a glass table, etc., and you do not have to dry it.  Then rinse and dry for the next use.  No harmful chemicals will be used in your home.

Buy recycled paper products such as bath tissue and paper towels, if possible.

Less than 20% of all plastic bottles are recycled.  Many are thrown into the ocean and can last for several hundred years before breaking down harming marine life.  That should make us rethink the use of plastic in our lifetimes.

Set up a paperless bill paying system with your bank or your creditor’s website.  You don’t have to pay postage, use an envelope and waste time writing a check!

I hope you can use some of these helpful hints to save our planet and keep some money in your pocket at the same time!

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MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE, SIGN & MINUTES TIME
Last Quarter 02 10 Gemini 34 10:37 PM
New Moon 09 17 Virgo 00 02:01 PM
First Quarter 16 24 Sagittarius 02 07:15 PM
Full Moon

Harvest Moon

24 02 Aries 00 10:52 PM
Planets in the morning sky Mercury thru the 11th.
Planets in the night sky Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Retrogrades Uranus, Neptune, Pluto all month and Saturn goes Direct on the 6th.
The sun will go into Libra on September 22, the Autumnal Equinox.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 18

Good luck seems to finally be following you around so get out and do what you want to be doing instead of only always handling your responsibilities.  You need to flourish and grow.  You should try to work on your own self cultivation and interests.  Do you have time for yourself?  When was the last time you tried your hand at one of your hobbies?  Are you stressed and unfulfilled?  Handle one or two major responsibilities each day but leave time for you to learn, be nurtured and accumulate knowledge.  What a great time to have some fun and let go of your overpowering responsibilities and obligations.  Romantic relationships are fun and you should try to get away to interesting and secluded destinations for a mini vacation.  Try to lighten up and chill a little.  Your hectic life style is not healthy. Be resourceful with your money as you seem to want to spend it like it’s going out of style.  Buy new clothes to replace outdated fashions, but you may not need as much as you think you do.  Feeling carefree and as if life is finally giving you the small break deserve to get your life back on track, makes you feel refreshed, relaxed and ready for more challenges. 

TAURUS – April 18 – May 19

Partnership issues and relationships are of key importance now.  New beginnings, good communication and new adventures seem to be before you, so nurture the energy while it is here.  You are endeavoring to go into so many wonderful directions and receive splendid opportunities to help push you to a bright future.  You are strong (and yet a bit insecure) about taking these big steps, but you can do it.  Life is interesting, especially with your romantic partner.  Many new wonderful opportunities are being presented to you regarding business and personal partnerships; however, there is much going on to confuse the situation as well.  You need to decide what you need from a relationship and then choose whether or not your current partner helps you meet those goals.  Some challenges appear in school or your career. Perhaps thinking of changing your viewpoint on issues would help you understand things that have eluded you. Be positive about changes in your life and go with the flow since change is inevitable and it might as well be in your best interest. 

GEMINI – May 20 – June 20

Dealing with many issues regarding business and personal partnerships can be confusing and exhausting.  Miscommunication and a loss of wonderful opportunities are possible if you don’t get on the right track. There is just too much to do, but because you are overwhelmed and not as organized as you normally are, many opportunities will pass you by.  You wish you had more time to do the mundane tasks in life like clean the house, pay the bills, do the grocery shopping, etc. and yet you are glad that your creative juices are flowing and that you are handling your artistic and spiritual sides.  Getting your important papers in order seems to be on your mind, so just do it and get on with your life.  Organization, prioritizing and securing your life seems to help you understand what you need to positively proceed in to your future.  Hard work, study, social events and volunteer work help you network and get your name out there a lot quicker than staying home and doing accomplishing little around the house or with home projects.  Things have been crazy lately, but they will calm down soon.  Handle the many little jobs you need to get done so you can clear your mind of the clutter. You should take a new class in jewelry making, painting, poetry, writing, etc., to get those creative juices flowing again.  

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

Finances are your main concern, yet again.  Things are going in a positive direction for you, but you need to make some hard decisions about your money and possessions.  How important are they to you?  Is your family more important?  You may find out that money and possessions aren’t the only things you need in this lifetime.  Moon children are trying to make a very secure future for their loved ones, but they do get sidetracked easily so keep on your path and go to the future and find wonderful rewards. Long distance travel, higher education (including training classes, lectures, seminars, workshops, etc.) will benefit you on your job or in getting a better job.  Focus on the many great opportunities that are around you so you can grab them and make them a reality. Dealing with financial issues would also help you to focus on your future goals.  Changes in home life seem positive, so don’t be afraid to go with the flow now as you are in control of your destiny (even if you don’t believe it!).  Compromise should be your family’s mantra this month.  Be smart and let others do the talking.  Your job is to listen and acknowledge others.

LEO – July 22 – August 22

This is a great time to make a plan of action about your direction in life.  Taking control of your situations would help you move in that direction.  Even when situations do not go your way, your determination and persistence make anything possible.  Travel, higher education and your philosophies of life will aide you to get to your desired goal.  Stop thinking on such a grand scale and take care of the small stuff first so that the larger stuff can take care of itself. Learning how to react in all situations helps you feel more confident and as if you can take on the world.  Your tolerance levels are improving and you realize that not everyone can be exactly like you or have your unbelievably high standards. Start celebrating the differences around you rather than relying on consistency.  Romance is also in the air.  If already attached, it seems that you will most likely have a change of heart and want to change things about the relationship or change the relationship itself! If not attached, you will finally want to commit to the one you love. Try to show the ones you love how much you really care about them by showing them affection and attention.  

VIRGO – August 23 – September 21

Career issues seem to be moving in a different direction and they seem very positive!  You feel more in control of your life and its direction as you start to see the accomplishments and kudos that others are giving you for your contributions.  Even though you may be somewhat pessimistic about some areas of life, your spirit will lift as things you’ve wanted start coming to you.  Career seems to be the most important issue around you this month.  You use your intellect and logic to get to your goals, but you may also find yourself expressing yourself much too much. You may be totally misunderstood now so choose your words carefully. Expansion and promotions are on the horizon and if you play the game.  It will be much easier for your company to finally recognize what you do for them.  If self-employed, this is an excellent time to expand and try new markets as success is in the air. Scattered energy, intellectual abilities, a zest for life and work push you to so many positive avenues.  Be open to opportunities so that when opportunity knocks, you can open the door. 

LIBRA – September 22 – October 22

Friendships may change or will be strained by an event or situation that you are not comfortable with.  Talk things out or you may lose someone close to you or someone whom you depend upon.  You may also be handling many situations for others as well, so get your life in order before helping those you love.  You want action, change and to keep going in a positive direction so join groups, travel, have fun and meet new people.  You shine this month, so be prepared for adventure.  Networking is an important tool to help you accomplish your goals.  More friends come into your life and you seem to make very important partnerships with them.  Joining associations and volunteer organizations will help you achieve some of your goals.  Start visualizing which hopes, dreams and wishes you would like to manifest and start promoting them as a positive thought each day.  Don’t handle too many obligations and responsibilities as you usually do.  Balance is the key to a happier life. This is a great time to let others pay you back for all the kindnesses you have given them throughout the years.  Smile and just say thank you to those who wish to help and you will be surprised at how easy it will be to accomplish everything. 

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 21

It seems as if many situations are unfolding and you are trying to sort through them all.  Prioritize your list so that you deal with only the most important issues now.  You can always do the small stuff later.  Changing your appearance, going for a makeover, taking a class to learn something new and deciding what you truly want out of life is before you.  Choose wisely. Much good luck and positive energy seems to favor you, so do the impossible.  You want to accomplish so much, but your scattered energy and varied obligations keep you from fulfilling your dreams.  Creativity and illusion play an important role in relationships, so see reality for what it is.  Partnerships need to be re-examined and steps taken to fix all the issues that are making you annoyed.  Be patient and tolerant now as others are trying to live up to your expectations; however, sometimes you expect too much from others.  They will appreciate the kind words.  Accept help from others.  Focus on your future results so that you attract the energy that you need to accomplish your goals. 

SAGITTARIUS – November 22 – December 20

This is an opportune time to budget for the things you truly need.  Your wants can come at another time.  You get obsessive about saving for a particular project or item and you will do all you can to make it happen in a relatively short period of time.  Traveling, running around like a chicken without your head and spending money seem to be your issues for this month.  Being the soft-hearted person that you are, you want to help others but this may be the time to concentrate on your partner and yourself.  Sensitivity is high and change is in the air.  Career or company differences may force you to leave your current position for a new and better one where you will be praised for your opinions, hard work and intellect.  After dealing with so many recent changes and challenges, it will be nice to be able to sit back and relax.  Love life is blooming; however, it just doesn’t seem that your partner and you get too much time together due to varied obligations and responsibilities.  Spend quality time together, if possible. 

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 18

Family issues seem to be your main concern.  Deal with the outstanding problems and do whatever you can to make peace easily.  Things will settle down and you will feel as if you’ve accomplished much.  Sibling issues may arise again; however, if you do not have siblings, then it may be issues with those you feel are as close to you as a sibling would be. Family related issues need to be dealt with quickly so that everyone can be at ease with each other, friendly and peaceful.  Short distance travel is activated, so go for that long weekend trip and take a friend or family member.  A lovely drive to the shore or up to the mountains will rejuvenate you!  You really need some quiet time for contemplation or meditation since you have had too many issues on your mind; you also need a good night’s rest.  If additional training or schooling is required (for a new career or self-employment position), this is a great time to start looking into courses for your advancement.  Whatever you do to enhance your career is very positive. 

AQUARIUS – January 19 – February 17

It is time to chill and get some relaxation and enjoyment out of life.  You are handling so much lately that you barely have time to sit down to watch TV or read the paper.  Your obligations are many, your responsibilities take up your leisure, but with you handling so much, you will be surprised at how quickly things will finally fall into place.  There are many unusual circumstances around your family and close friends that you may want to handle.  Creativity is enhanced now, so don’t let it pass you by.  Take an adult education course in something creative or that would help you use your imagination and innovative abilities.  Journaling your thoughts or a dream journal are fun hobbies.  Your mind is so preoccupied with so many things to do that you don’t seem to be setting any time aside for yourself.  Taking care of others is a wonderful gift to them; however, it would be a special gift to yourself if you thought of how to make your life a little less frantic and overwhelming by concentrating on your needs.  Handling family issues is overpowering, but you seem to have the coolest head in the family and your stability is very much appreciated.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

There may be changes in romantic relationships or you are looking for love in all the wrong places!  Be open to having friends or family set up blind dates as they only have your best interest at heart.  Be open to meeting those who you may feel do not meet your criteria as you may be surprised.  So many things seem to overwhelm you now, but you are going into better times with fantastic opportunities just ahead of you.  School or training is fun but should be used to help move you forward and not just as an escape.  Moving from your current residence, or if that is not an option, redecorating your home to make it seem totally different will make you feel as if you have accomplished the impossible – making your home feel the way it should, safe and secure, beautiful and new.  Things may be intense from time to time, but once you make your mind up to go into a certain direction, you will be free to just go and accomplish everything that is important to you.

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