Are these predictions accurate for you ?
Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes. So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?
I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of wealth.
Here are the lucky numbers for the week of May 17-23, 2013:
30, 47, 49, 51, 60, 68, 72, 80There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions. Here's a guide to the best books available this month
Do you hear a knock on your door of opportunity this week? Sun and Mercury enter Gemini now. Don’t be coy. Take a good idea and make it great. Make your mark based on a mere hunch. Prepare for sparks of genius. Or whatever....
(Helen Hunt has Sun in Gemini)
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It is now thought that vitamin D can help remove the protein Amyloid Beta from the Brain. This protein is one of the causes of alzheimers.
A team of academic researchers has identified the intracellular mechanisms regulated by vitamin D3 that may help the body clear the brain of amyloid beta, the main component of plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Published in the March 6 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the early findings show that vitamin D3 may activate key genes and cellular signaling networks to help stimulate the immune system to clear the amyloid-beta protein.
Previous laboratory work by the team demonstrated that specific types of immune cells in Alzheimer's patients may respond to therapy with vitamin D3 and curcumin, a chemical found in turmeric spice, by stimulating the innate immune system to clear amyloid beta. But the researchers didn't know how it worked.
"This new study helped clarify the key mechanisms involved, which will help us better understand the usefulness of vitamin D3 and curcumin as possible therapies for Alzheimer's disease," said study author Dr. Milan Fiala, a researcher at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
If you need a technical reason to take vitamin D here it is:
Researchers found that in both Type I and Type II macrophages, the added 1a,25–dihydroxyvitamin D3 played a key role in opening a specific chloride channel called "chloride channel 3 (CLC3)," which is important in supporting the uptake of amyloid beta through the process known as phagocytosis. Curcuminoids activated this chloride channel only in Type I macrophages.
The scientists also found that 1a,25–dihydroxyvitamin D3 strongly helped trigger the genetic transcription of the chloride channel and the receptor for 1a,25–dihydroxyvitamin D3 in Type II macrophages. Transcription is the first step leading to gene expression.
Immune system rejuvenation could cut death from flu and pneumonia in the aged. Also, the potential to cut the incidence of cancer with better immune systems is very real. Rare people have exceptional immune systems for fighting cancer and aged immune systems with shorter telomeres are associated with higher cancer risk.
It is always fun and illuminating to look at a movie star's horoscope. This astrology analysis of Robert Pattinson's birth chart comes at a good time. Happy Birthday Robert! Robert Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986 at 8:22am in London England.
The first thing I notice about his chart (which you can see below) is the shape. It is a "seesaw" which means that there is a cluster of planets on one side and another cluster of planets on the other side.
Seesaw charts indicate that half the personality is split off or holding deeper karmic issues that need to be addressed before one can be fully integrated. There are issues woven throughout his life that will require him to deal with choices and conflicting value systems. There may be concerns about balancing the polarities in his life and understanding relationships, developing reason, wisdom and fair judgment. He must learn to think for himself, take responsibility for making his own choices and tough moral decisions. He should not "pass the buck".
I don't know much about Pattinson's personal history and do better when I analyze a chart with fresh eyes. So there might have been a divorce or separation of parents in early childhood requiring him to make a decision about which parent to live with. Perhaps there were two college majors, two career paths or two lovers along the way? There may be regret of the road not taken, a mid-life change or an opportunity to develop his hidden talents. He craves relationships and are drawn to them as a stimulus for growth. In fact, he is rarely without a relationship and may be searching for his missing half.
Planets in Houses
Among his personal planets - Robert Pattinson has Sun in Taurus (strong steady personality, reliable hard working and kind), Moon in Cancer (deep emotions, very sensitive), Mercury in Taurus (careful thinker and communicator), Venus in Gemini (flirtatious, socialble and perhaps a bit fickle in love) and Mars in Capricorn (careful, strategic fighter, long term thinker, acquisitive for status).
Four of these personal planets are on one side of his chart - the inner directed side. So internally he knows to be calm, steady, careful and hardworking with a little chatty flair in love. On the other side - his outer directed side of the birth chart, Pattinson has strong Mars - his public push for fame, status, power and esteem. Some times these two areas conflict and one side upends the other.He needs to take care that his actions do not confound his best interests.
He has a stellium (more than three planets) in his 6th house of work and health. This is an area of his life that is very important to him. And with Saturn in that house, it can be an area where he feels like he doesn't measure up. He might question himself - "Do I work hard enough?" "Why do I let myself become so overly stressed and dissipated?" There could be a fear of getting sick.
Aspects and House Placements
In this short analysis of Robert's chart, I will look at only a couple of aspects. In a See Saw shaped chart there are usually many many aspects - oppostions especially.
Moon opposite Neptune - He can let his emotions lead him on fantasies. Impractical in love. Gives his heart too easily. Also, Moon in the 12th hosue can indicate intuition but it can also mean that he lets his emotions undermine him. Same too Venus in the 12th house - Love affairs can undo him, although it can also mean he has a guardian angel - someone who can protect him from himself. This Venus opposes his Uranus - surprises and shiocks. So don't be surprised if you see that some of his love affairs upends his work and causes him health problems unexpectedly.
Jupiter is the highest planet in his chart so no matter what, he has luck and expansion in huis career and long term plans. In the end he will succeed... even after many mistakes and self inflicted hardships.
The Saturn Return
Robert Pattinson will be 27 this year - entering the first phase of his first Saturn Return. This is a huge transit for him.
The Saturn Return is a three year period that occurs every 27 years or so. Astrologically it is the waxing angle which transiting Saturn (the planet hovering overhead) makes to your natal Saturn until it matches the exact position as your natal Saturn in your birth chart.
During the Return we may feel stressed, frustrated and anxious for change. Change either does not come or comes in an unexpected, possibly undesirable way. But (and this is a big BUT) the problems that we grapple with during this return phase are actually life lessons that must be learned before we can progress and succeed. Saturn is the stern taskmaster of the zodiac but it is also the planet that brings great rewards after all of our hard work. Learn your Saturn lessons and climb to your personal summit. Remember - If you don't learn your lessons at 27-30 expect to repeat them in your late 50s…. and again in your mid-80s? Ah good old Saturn never forgets!
Saturn’s impact is felt in different stages throughout each 27 year span return to return. Every 7 years transiting Saturn makes another stressful aspect to our chart: From approximately 34-37 and 49-52 it is squared and at 41-44 it is opposed. Saturn squares and oppositions serve to reinforce our progress in dealing with Saturn lessons that began at age 27.
For Pattinson, his Saturn is in independent Sagittarius in the 6th house of work and health. I see the next three years for him to be a struggle in work that can dissipate his health - if he is not careful. My advice to him would be to take care not to over work, to try and reduce his stress and while he may not see direct payoff from working hard, he should not give up and be lazy. Saturn wants him to put out the effort even if he sees little reward in the short term. It is all in preparation for the long term now.
Between his birth chart placements and his Saturn Return, this should be a very interesting time for Robert Pattinson as he tries to find balance in his life between work and love. There will be struggles but in the end I know he will succeed. What he will learn over the next three years will be put to good use after he turns 30.