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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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Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher and writer for over 46 years.  Please call 570-215-4223 to arrange a confidential tarot, astrology or Feng Shui consultation. Payment can be made at PayPal on her sites. www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com.

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May Horoscope

Important dates this month:  May Day on the 1st, Cinco de Mayo on the 5th, Mother’s Day on the 14th, Ascension Day on the 25th, Memorial Day on the 29th and Shavuot on the 31st.

Breakthrough

Another original fairy tale by Vikki Anderson

Spring was here and the children were playing at the lake for the first time in months.  The winter had been harsh and although they skated upon the mirror like foundation of ice, it was more appealing to them in the spring and summer when they could fish, boat and swim.

The children were from a small town where everyone knew each other and all was safe and secure for the little Everyone in the glen knew how to swim; all knew how to boat and fish.  And the adults of the community had always encouraged safety above all else.

It was for this reason that the children were very upset when they heard cries of help from around the lake.  It was a very small voice.  A youngster’s voice indeed.  “Help, we can’t get out.  Please help us!”  The cries were so frantic and upsetting that the children decided to look around the lake in sections by groups of three.  The cries continued and the children were starting to cry.  “Help us.  Something is holding us down.  We can’t get up.  We can’t see the light.  Please help — anyone — help us!”

One of the oldest girls at the lake ran home, just on the other side of the lake, to get her parents.  They raced down to the awaiting children and also heard the cries for help.  They looked and looked, but couldn’t find anyone.  They searched under the bridge and thought the local troll may have captured one of their kind, but he was asleep.  They asked the water fairies for help and even though they are in competition with the earth fairies at times, they were very obliging and searched the length and depth of the lake to see if any other earth fairy was in trouble.  The earth fairies were puzzled and yet, the little voice cried out over and over again.  “We’re here, please help us.”

All of a sudden, one of the pebbles near the large oak tree slightly moved.  The pebble shaped crystal was about an inch in diameter; it looked quite heavy to move.  All the children helped the parent earth fairies push the crystal to one side after they struggled with it for a few minutes.

Immediately, a beautiful crocus sprung forth with brilliantly colored purple petals and a strong green stem stretching towards the mid-day sun.  One of the tiniest earth fairies anyone had ever seen popped out of the ground brushing himself off of excess dirt and grime.  “I couldn’t help the poor crocus bloom with that boulder in the way.  Thank you all for of your help,” and as quickly as he had appeared, he had vanished!

The children returned to playing near the water and tried to pick up as many “boulders” as they could to help any of the other flower fairies trying to help a bloom reach the sunlight in the rebirth of springtime.

MOON PHASE DATE DEGREE & SIGN TIME
First Quarter 02 12 Leo 52 10:47 PM
Full Moon 10 20 Scorpio 24 05:42 PM
Last Quarter 18 28 Aquarius 14 08:33 PM
New Moon 25 04 Gemini 47 03:44 PM

 

Planets in the morning sky Mercury, Venus and Saturn
Planets in the night sky Mars and Jupiter
Retrogrades Mercury goes direct on the 3rd, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.
Sun enters Gemini on May 20.

 

Taurus A fixed, earth sign of negative polarity.
Symbol The bull
Colors Pink and blue
Ruling Planet Venus
Rules The throat, cerebellum, and back part of the brain.
Keywords Stable, practical, materialistic, stubborn, sensual, determined and possessive.

 

ARIES – March 20 – April 18

You feel on top of the world and want so much for yourself.  Now is the time to go and get what you want. What a wonderful time to start traveling or organizing a vacation for the summer.  Save up your money so you can have a vacation of a lifetime!  It’s also a time to take some classes in an area that you wish to study.  Adult education courses are fun, but your local library may have interesting lectures on subjects in which you may have an interest.   If procrastination comes your way, try to handle these issues one at a time and things will get done in a record amount of time.  Stop being so scattered.  It’s There is a lot of activity and action.  You can’t sit still and need to be on the go!  You may be a little more assertive than usual in getting what you want.  Your impatience keeps you from seeing the big picture and you may lose out on something special.  Friends may ignore your impulsive faux pas but you will notice that you are doing and saying things that may not be in the best interest of everyone involved.  Think before you speak because you may stick your foot in your mouth upon occasion without really knowing it until it’s too late, and don’t jump into things just because they “seem” great.  Wait until you carefully look into each situation by gaining more information or background on a person or circumstance.  Do not take anyone’s word for important matters – again, double check everything and have agreements signed and filed away so you can find and use them in the future if needed. There will be nice changes for the future and possibly some foreign travel (or at least travel over oceans) for you and your family.  You may wish to have some alone time because you handle everything and you are exhausted.  A past emotional event may now be on your mind.

TAURUS – April 19 – May 19

Deciding your future towards your career is paramount now. Many things get in the way of accomplishing your goals and ambitions at this time.  You need to rest, make a plan and start going after your dreams in an organized fashion.  Hectic schedules, late hours and lack of sleep make you fatigued and somewhat irritable. You may be thinking of changing jobs or even careers.  This is a time when you should be absolutely sure about any major changes you want to make.  If you are dissatisfied with work, make sure you find another job before giving notice.  Remember, other companies or jobs may have the same issues as your current position, but you have a history with your firm and probably some kind of seniority.  Just be sure that you really dislike your job so much that you are willing to make an uncertain change.  Do background investigations and talk to people who work there.  It will give you a more accurate view of the company you are likely to interview with and may be employed by.  Try to fit some downtime into your daily life even if it is only for 10-20 minutes.  Towards the end of the month, you do seem to find time to get away for a few days or at the very least have some time to yourself to accomplish many things that have been put on the back burner.  Your creativity and artistic interests are making you feel as if you would like to take another class or just get back into doing something creative.  Be extra careful when spending your hard-earned money since it seems it is going out faster than it is coming back in.  Dealing with children, elements of fun and excitement and games of chance may also be on the agenda.  Just remember not to spend money you do not have as it will come back to haunt you.

GEMINI – May 20 – June 20

This is a time where you feel like meeting new people and also bringing new friends into your life.  It seems as if your friendships are not as close as they once were and you are interested in expanding your circle of friends.  Join local groups, committees and volunteer at your church or organizations that mean a lot to you.  Friends are very important and you reconnect with some of them who you may have lost touch with who were very important to you in the past.  You may go through bouts of indecision and confusion about your future.  Major decisions about a relationship still have to be made although you don’t want to upset the apple cart now.  Once you make up your mind about important decisions, do not change them.  You want to make intelligent and logical decisions, not ones filled with confusing emotions. You need to become more financially secure and even though you are moving in that direction, you really don’t have a clue about all the money you are spending on little things that are adding up and becoming a major expense.  You will be able to become stronger and more grounded with just a little effort.  Have a checkup if you’ve let it slip by.  If anything is found, it will be easily corrected.  Great opportunities to enhance your spiritual studies and life are just ahead of you, possibly by meeting new people in the field or by taking classes that you never thought you would.  Either way, you will be going in a much better direction and feel great peace of mind, body and spirit.

CANCER – June 21 – July 21

A very super-sensitive time for all Cancerians.  You will be thinking a lot about so many things that you may get upset or concerned at all the things you never got to do.  This may be a good time to anchor your religious or spiritual beliefs.  Meditation, prayer or going to yoga or other calming classes or workshops should be looked into to help you relax and think clearly about your responsibilities.  You are trying to fly beneath the radar and would prefer not to be so social. You would like some “alone time” to think about your life, goals, ambitions and dreams.  Think about your life and decide if you are on the same path you thought you would be at this stage of life.  Family life takes up a good deal of your time and you wonder if you are doing the best you can for your family.  It seems you question many things and hope that things will get better, or that you will get greater clarity on your direction and role in this lifetime.  There seems to be many changes on the horizon, but you are unsure of what these changes would do to your life and to those you love.  With your inner strength and confidence, you will be able to make positive decisions and choices now as you finally want the old life (or things from your past) to stay in the past.  Why not think about how you can make a better life for you and your family, handling your job better (or getting a new one, if you are unhappy) and dealing with your romantic partner on a more personal level.  You have much strength to handle anything that comes your way, so go get them, tiger!

LEO – July 22 – August 21

This is the time to shine.  You will get attention from many people for things that you do, whether positive or negative.  The choice is yours to be the best you can be and continue to help your family, friends and others with their issues and worries.  You will be a good sounding board for others who need someone to talk to, but set boundaries so you don’t get exhausted from giving all of your energy away.  Your personality is exuberant and you continue to excel in all of the things that are important to you. You are more interested in education, philosophy and perhaps even foreigner cultures or foreign travel.  If you wanted to plan an overseas trip, this is the time to do your research.  Leos may wish to get a makeover, change their wardrobes and update their look for the soon approaching summer weather.  Family issues make you wonder if you are really from your family.  They just seem to be on another path, but you must compromise and overlook any craziness that occurs.  Siblings may bring you some concern or you may have to help them through an issue.  Offer your guidance, strength, and opinions only when requested.  They are quite sensitive at this time and may not want to talk about things that are too emotional.  If you are without a sibling, it may be a friend who you consider family.  Dedication and patience will get you what you need and want now, but planning your results is always better than taking life as it comes.

VIRGO – August 22 – September 21

Good luck is coming to you through financial gain, prosperity and abundance.  If you are looking or a new job or an additional part time or home based position, this will surely help bring more income.  Try budgeting your finances as they need meticulous attention.  You need to save for particular projects or items, but you like to buy very nice things so the money comes in and goes out just very quickly if you are not careful. You get great ideas about what to do with your family issues and have too many ideas and then get confused.  Pick one or two or let the children decide what they want to do.  Have time for brunch or lunch with close friends that you don’t get to see any longer because of obligations and your busy life.  You are too serious now, so you need to lighten up and find some time for yourself.  If you don’t understand something, take time to look it over.  Take a deep breath and calm down. Do not procrastinate as you seem to be attracting negative energy by your lack of commitment to finish projects or chores.  If you change the way you feel and think about particular subjects (or life in general), things will run more smoothly and you will see that life is going in the right direction for yourself and everyone you care about.

LIBRA – September 22 – October 22

Family issues seem to be resolved and everyone is on the same page now.  Be sure to acknowledge everyone who has compromised.  You are being blessed now with good luck surrounding you, so how will you use it?  This is a perfect time to write that book or the poetry you’ve been meaning to jot down.  It’s an ideal time to communicate with those with whom you have lost touch and try to get to know close friends or family members again. You try so hard to be a good sport about everything, but the energy just isn’t with you now.  You may feel unhappy at times you may feel as if you are being taken for granted.  You may have relationship issues which keep you guessing and feel a bit shaken by recent emotional events.  Your emotions are in a state of flux although you are trying very hard to conceal them from everyone but your most trusted friends.  Playing the strong and independent person, you try to get over any heartache or issues that may have upset you; however, your best friends know you and are waiting to help you if you wish to confide in someone.  Your mind is on overload and you rethink things too much and may even be bringing on insomnia because your mind never rests.  Do not let your thoughts keep you up or run your life.  If you have unsettling thoughts that need to be looked at, write them down on a pad which you should keep next to your bed (or on the nightstand) and then deal with them in the morning.

SCORPIO – October 23 – November 20

Home life may be strained somewhat so it is up to you to overlook the petty issues that are going around and keeping things on an even keel.  Do not get wrapped up in drama and try to see the comical side of things.  Laughter will help you deal with life much easier and it will relax you rather than getting all tied up in knots about things you can’t change.  Be the philosophical person you try to be.  Home life is hectic, you are exhausted and wish you could retire (or at the very least take some time off from your responsibilities and obligations).  Be very careful with your health as you may catch colds because you are not resting as much as you should.  Pamper yourself a little bit or let someone else do it for you as you always do for them.  Relationships may be unpredictable now, but it is a temporary thing.  You should have a date night, spend some time together watching TV or going to the movies and regaining your ability to communicate on an intimate level.  Perhaps starting creative projects or working on your hobbies will bring much needed relaxation.  It seems as if it has been a long time since you’ve created something that you are proud of.  Be sure that your home and career are not at odds.  Your willingness to do what is necessary at work until work is completed is admirable, but are you being appreciated?  Also, you are needed just as much at home, so try for more balance between the two so that everyone is happy with you.

SAGITTARIUS – November 21 – December 20

Fun and romance may have to wait for another month.  Be very careful about what you actually say to a loved one as it may be taken in the wrong light; fighting and unnecessary strife will ensue.  Pay more attention to sports, hobbies or personal interests so that other issues won’t phase you.  Staying busy and active is a good cure to help you decide what you should be involved in and what you shouldn’t.  Fun, children and constant activity is on the horizon for you.  You may be overwhelmed and exhausted because you have not planned out the month very well, so hop to it.  Make sure you write in your day timer or calendar that you need time for yourself or for you and your partner to relax or just have some fun.  Intimate communication may need improvement.  You may need to ask important questions to someone in your family so that you get a proper response.  Don’t guess what is wrong because you may guess incorrectly.  However, communication with others does not seem to be an issue for you since it seems you will talk to anyone about countless topics – you just have so much to tell others that you are very gregarious.  You are funny and do have fun with family and friends; however, be careful not to spend too much money on gambling or speculation because circumstances can seem too good to be true and you just feel so lucky! You may lose something that you were not able to lose, so be sensible about any type of game of chance.  Good luck is helping you get what you want, be sure you know what you truly want.

CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 19

Health matters should be dealt with immediately or perhaps make that doctor appointment that you have been putting aside for another time.  It’s very important that you exercise, eat right and take all of your medications that were prescribed for you and you must listen to whatever advice your doctor or health care professional gives you.  Figuring out if you should stay in a relationship(s) is a very important decision. You finally are deciding to end relationships with people who are takers or who drain you on a continual basis.  You are very much aware that you have been too giving, caring, loving, kind, generous, and honest and doing for others and now you wish to get some reciprocal energy back in return or you are out of the “giving” business!  You want some peace of mind and would like others to understand how much they continue to use you.  Things are blown out of proportion so make sure you are mindful of what you say to others.  Try to be kind, but be firm in letting others know that you are busy as well and need to take care of your own projects and issues as well as family matters before you have any extra time to help others.  You are headed for many changes now so it is good that you start with a clean slate so you don’t have to make good on many promises and not have time for the important things you wish to accomplish for your family and yourself.

AQUARIUS – January 19 — February 17

Relationships both personal and business are highlighted this month.  There is a lot of vitality coming into the marriage house changing the energies around you.  Make sure you are adamant about what you want from a partner or you may be disappointed.  Maybe you would like to meet someone special to become a significant other – so what is stopping you?  Get out there and meet people by attending local events or church functions. Personal and business relationships seem to be leading you on an emotional roller coaster ride.  You feel as if things are going well, but you may have some reservations.  Take a chance so you can have some fun and relaxation.  You deserve it as you have been helping others for a very long time and need some karmic payback chips.  You may be thinking of changing jobs or going for additional training or certifications to get to the next level.  This is a wonderful idea.  You should be happy at your place of business.  If this is not the case, you need to change jobs.  It seems to be draining the life out of you.  It is not a positive environment any longer and some changes need to be made, or you may have to find employment elsewhere.  Some Aquarians are actually thinking of starting their own home based businesses as well which would also be a positive move in the right direction.  Love life is going in a much better direction and your emotions are finally coming to grips with new romantic partners.  Thinking about your future with new positive energy and optimism is really the way to go.  Things will start becoming easier and better for you than they have been in the near past.  You are taking control of your life and will be very happy that you’ve done so.

PISCES – February 18 – March 19

Money issues may be confusing so take the time you need to figure out your finances and all of the obligations that you need to handle.  Planning a budget will be a good start to help you deal with these responsibilities and will lessen the financial burden from your shoulders.  Your partner may have some secrets from you, but it could be because (s)he does not want to alarm or worry you.  Try to start an open dialog with him/her to see if there is anything that you should truly be aware of or if you can help in any way.  Sometimes all someone needs to make things right is to have a loved one listen to them without being judged for their feelings or thoughts.  This is an extremely creative or artistic time so if you are into “the arts” or want to do something creative – this is the time to do it. It will bring you much peace of mind and recreation that you will feel revitalized. It can also be a time where addictions need to be looked at whether it is smoking, drinking, drugs, or food, etc.  Try to live a healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating right. You can also have fun with this by walking around the neighborhood with a friend and catch up on gossip or information about your friend or neighbors that you have missed.  Changing your attitude about certain topics or situations in your life will help you move past some hurts and get you on the emotional road to recovery quicker than you thought possible. __________________________________________________________________________________

Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 45 years.  Please contact her at her new phone number in PA: 570-215-4223 for a confidential tarot or astrology phone reading or to get more information about an in-home Feng Shui consultation. www.vikkianderson.net and www.fengshuimoon.com

 

How Long is a Planet in Each Sign?

by Vikki Anderson

The Sun 28 days in each sign * 30 years in your sun sign
The Moon 29.5 days in orbit * 2.5 days in each sign
Mercury Time of orbit: 88 days  * 7 days in each sign
Venus Time of orbit: 224.7 days * 19 days in each sign
Earth
Mars Time of orbit: 687 days * 60 days in each sign
Jupiter Time of orbit: 11.86 years * 12 months in each sign
Saturn Time of orbit: 29.5 years * 2.5 years in each sign
Uranus Time of orbit: 84.2 years * 7 years in each sign
Neptune Time of orbit: 164.8 years * 14.5 years in each sign
Pluto Time of orbit: 248.4 years * 20 years in each sign