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Horoscope for Week of July 27, 2009

Obama The Sun enters robust Leo this week, heralding in a time of bold initiative. We feel our oats, as well as the oats of a few select others. Get a bowl of yours today and have lunch. Planning some great summer reading? Here's a great book featuring a horoscope-addicted heroine: Mercury in Retrograde: A Novel and also consider The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, a page turning, historical novel with magic and witchcraft about the mystery of a small key and the tale of Deliverance Dane, victim of the Salem Trials.

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(President Barack Obama has Sun in Leo)

Ramp up your quota of fun and frolic. Rams find unique and impressive ways of making their entrance upon the social stage. You are sound and fury and the life of the party. Plan to fill up your calendar. Somehow, somewhere you meet the one person who can make your summer last through the winter. Is it hot in here or is it you? Whew!

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Bulls have a few line items to check off on their domestic agenda. Will you spend your time tackling long postponed home projects? Or will you find ways of reaching out to long lost relatives to reconnect? Whatever you choose to do, be sure that you save some rest time for lounging by the pool or beach. Life is not all one big obligation, though it seems to be now.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
No stray thought can keep contained this week. Suddenly anything and everything from your mind is on your lips and into the general melee. Twins with a great idea or three can make their opinions known. But choose your words wisely. Bon mots that you disperse today will ice your cake later in the year. How frosty and sugar free do you want it?

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Crabs with a yearn to spoil themselves will start to stink. How much do you need to spend to feel complete and happy? Surprisingly, not as much as you think. And not as much as you are apt to spend. Strive for quality and not just for quantity this week. There is time to go overboard and splurge later this year. For now, find some cheap thrills and get giddy on plonk.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
This is your time to shine and to spread your personal sunshine into various dark corners.  Lions are thrust into center stage where they meet, greet, rub elbows and create heat. How great is that? Don’t waste your time hob nobbing with folks who don’t have your best interests at heart. You need partners in social crime. Stir up a frenzy among certain pals.

Pull back the curtains and see who is lurking in the background of your life. Virgins make some interesting discoveries. What you see now has always been there but you did not notice it before. Make use of your newly gleaned information. Will it be for purely personal gain? Let’s hope not - you should be building up those karma points for future redemption.

Get involved in new organizations or new platonic social circles this week. Like cream, you will rise to the top. Libras can attract anyone they choose so choose wisely. It would be a shame to waste this charisma on just any old group of admirers. The circles you dance in today will send you into full social orbit later in the fall. Plan accordingly and begin your launch.

What is it about your current career path that charges you up and makes you proud? This is the week to assess and reassess your professional path to see if it is taking you where you want to go. If you find yourself at a dead end, back up and try another route. Or you can just park a while and cash the paychecks. When it doubt, try to take a few “mental health” days.

Get out of town as often as possible over the next few weeks. Archers are primed for rest and relaxation in foreign locales. Even short spurts can generate beneficial results. But if money and time are tight, head to the park with a blanket and tanning oil. You never know who will stop by to bake with you in the sun. Swimsuit optional.

There is something very sexy about you. What is it that attracts everyone and anyone? Don’t ask too many questions - just enjoy your blast of charisma to the hilt. Caps might want to take a closer look at their finances with an eye to making some drastic changes. Dig deep and see what can be done to make you deeply wealthy before your sex appeal drains.

Your activities should center around relationships - both making them and keeping them. Aquarians like to think of themselves as free spirits but it is more fun to be a free spirit when you have a comrade in arms... or arm in arm. If you are in the market, make yourself available to others. If you are in a relationship, treat your partner like royalty without all the bowing.

Pisces will find that work projects go more smoothly this week. Tasks can be accomplished easily and co-workers pitch in to help. The spotlight is on you and everything you do is appraised and reviewed. This is good news! You will finally receive credit for all the hard work that you have done. Err... you HAVE been working hard, haven’t you?

(c) 2009 THE STARRY EYE, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only. Lichtenstein is the author of the best selling astrology book “HerScopes ”, now in its seventh printing.

Lucky Numbers for Week of July 24, 2009

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But I think it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes.

So with that in mind, I decided that we could use 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 July 24-30, 2009:

1, 24, 27, 32, 42, 52, 65, 66

There 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.

Welcome the Astrology Sign of Leo

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On July 23, 2009 the Sun enters the zodiac sign of Leo the Lion and hearkens in a 32 day period of energy, generousity, drama, fun and romance. Leo sun sign natives can be a bit overwhelming and theatrical  but they can also be loads of fun and incredibly loving and over-the-top magnanimous. They are bold and advernturous who love nothing better than to perform in front of a crowd. They love to have fun and have been know to shower their loved ones with lavish gifts.... hint... hint.

Leos can be extravagant and are not known to have any limits when it comes to getting something or someone they want. But they will demand much of the attention in a room and will feel hurt if their largess is criticized or not recognized.

The best way to attract a Leo s to shower them with love and attention. They are Lions - the king of beasts and the royal of the jungle. Show them that they rate highly in your eyes and they will reward you with years of roaring loyalty. 

Famous folks with Sun in Leo are:

Barack Obama


Woody Harrelson

Lucille Ball

Robert Redford

If you are born under the astrology sign of Leo (July 23 - August 22) or if you want to keep tabs on a certain Leo person in your life, read Sydney Omarr's Day-By-Day Astrological Guide for the Year 2010: Leo (Sydney Omarr's Day By Day Astrological Guide for Leo)

Solar Eclipse Astrology Newsletter by Astrologer Jenni Stone

Jenni Stone produces a great newsletter that is full of useful, precient and unteresting information. She has kindly agreed to be a guest blogger here on The Cosmic World blog. Here is her latest newsletter on the Solar Eclipse. You can reach Jenni through email at [email protected].

Thanks for the great analysis Jenni!

Solar Eclipse, Tuesday July 21, 10.35p E. 7.35p P
“Our life is the creation of our mind” The Buddha

While there are opportunities for change every day, there are certain times when the universe will powerfully support your intentions. This solar eclipse is a doorway to transformation – an opportunity to make changes and a portal to walk into new landscape. This is why you have been asked to make difficult choices in the last few weeks – these tests are helping you to understand what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried through into the next cycle. 

Four powerful reasons to notice this solar eclipse:
This is a "Super Moon", so called because the Moon is at its closest approach to earth - a time when the eclipse lasts longer and is astrologically more potent.  
It is at the last degree (29) of the sign - a doorway that opens onto new territory and allows us to say "goodbye" to what is not working and enjoy what is new.
This is the second eclipse in the sign of Cancer - and for the past month we have been sifting through what is not working in our lives and are now ready to put energy into the next part of the journey - which the "Leo" part of ourselves and our natal chart.
Cancer rules the fourth house - which itself embodies beginnings and endings.
These are some of the areas ruled by the sign of Cancer: the parent/child relationship - how we nurture/how we are nurtured - drama/peace - home, the feminine part of ourselves, family and food.
If you have noticed your attitude changing in any of these areas, then you are likely to be powerfully influenced by this solar eclipse.

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Married on a Solar Eclipse - Charles & Diana
The rules of astrology suggest that it is not wise to make life-transforming changes for four days before or after the Solar Eclipse as there is often some hidden information that will not be revealed until months (sometimes years) after the event.
Charles and Diana were married the day before a solar eclipse at 7 degrees Leo.
The fairy-tale wedding on July 29, 1981 was played out on a world stage and as their relationship unraveled, we all came to know that throughout their courtship and marriage, Charles was having an affair with Camilla. 
According to sources close the Princess, for months before the wedding, she had bad feelings about the date, but the invitations had gone out across the world.
Would the outcome have been different if they had married a month later? We will never know, but going into a marriage with a troubled mindset is never a good idea.
Not only was the marriage on an eclipse, but also their first son, William, was born within hours of a solar eclipse at 29 degrees Gemini (June 21, 1982).
It is always noteworthy when a soul chooses to be born on the day of the Solar Eclipse, and to have a future king with this event is his natal chart, is especially significant.
When looking at Prince William and Prince Harry, we see in them the legacy of good looks and loving empathy of their Mother, but cannot help but wondering if they have ever been told about the betrayal and tragic events that led to their parent's divorce.
If they knew, would they have embraced Camilla as their stepmother and made friends with her children from her previous marriage?  Perhaps someday some of these questions will be answered.
Other people born on a solar eclipse 
Karl Marx – Annie Lennox (photographer), and John Havlicek (basketball player).
Born on a lunar Eclipse (the full moon immediately before or after a solar eclipse:
Billy Ray Cyrus – Donald Trump

Predictions for July & August
Aries - Solar Eclipse on July 21 will help you to let go of the past and embrace a more playful (and perhaps dramatic) phase of your life that is just getting started. There may be new challenges attached to the letting go, but it is important to clear space for the new love and exciting events that are coming into your life.  Venus into Cancer on August 3 could involve some long distance travel, or perhaps contact with foreigners.  Take comfort in knowing that this year has been a long and sometimes difficult journey to arrive at this place. 

Taurus - the Solar Eclipse late in the day of July 21, can bring about a change of plan based on communication from friends and siblings. In the days after the eclipse, a long time romance, or your relationship with children may reach a conclusion, giving you closure on this part of your life. Financial issues may need some attention, so that you can achieve greater stability for the future. Business friends and associates that are presently a drain on your time and resources are likely to less so by the end of October, and some may even be ready to repay loans and help you out by the end of the year.
Gemini – this Solar Eclipse on July 21 is in your second house of financial security and may open your eyes to where you can restructure loans, credit cards and your mortgage to give you greater freedom and abundance. You may have been feeling the need to look at these issues for the past few weeks, and this is your opportunity to take action. The entry of Venus into Cancer at the end of July is supports your efforts and can put additional cash into your pockets. While you may want to save any surplus, there may be some projects for your home or garden that could be started in August.
Cancer – two eclipses in your sun sign is a rare occurrence, and a once in a lifetime opportunity for to look at what is not working for you personally and to make plans to move on to a better life. Letting go is never easy for you, but try to leave behind childhood woes and baggage that have kept you in a holding pattern. Venus in your sign, from August 2 – 26, puts you on the red carpet, so make hair and beauty appointments, schedule check-ups for dental and health issues and treat yourself to a new outfit and make-over, even if you have to budget in other ways to pay for these luxuries. After all, Venus in your sign is your once-a-year bonus for being practical about money the rest of the time, and the compliments and attention you get from admiring fans will make you feel great about yourself and your accomplishments.  
Leo – you can feel that you are on the threshold of great changes and the solar eclipse on July 21 is helping you to let go of the places where you have stuck in the same mundane groove. Help the transformation by embracing positive change (and the people who are trying to help you), even though it may be disruptive for a time. Be open to your happiness and not so fixed that you hang on to the status quo – even when it is not good for you. The universe is moving to towards making you a star: Venus goes into your sign August 27, and Mars arrives in October for an extended stay. Mars going retrograde later this year (December) in your sign, will give you an opportunity to make good things even better. For the moment, enjoy Mercury in your sign (until August 2), and let the planet of communication help your voice to be heard.
Virgo – your day-to-day routine and habits have changed as Saturn in your sign has put extra pressure on you to perform well and take care of the needs of others. This solar eclipse in your eleventh house has shown the way for you to be accepted by your friends and business associates as long as you are willing to accommodate their needs as well as your own. You will breath a sigh of relief when Saturn leaves your sun sign at the end of October and gives you more flexibility and perhaps an easier financial future. Use Mercury in your sign from August 3 - 25 to get better organized and tie up loose ends.
Libra – earlier this year, the spotlight was on your partner and on your relationship, but with this Solar Eclipse (July 21), you are again paying attention to your career. When Venus goes into your tenth house in August, there will be recognition and rewards for the work you have been doing, so take time out in August for health and beauty treatments so that the world sees you at your best. By mid-October, money is likely to be easier and you can enjoy a more relaxed holiday season this year. September could bring some challenges, so do what you can now to get contracts signed and finances stabilized by sticking to budgets.
Scorpio – The Solar Eclipse in your ninth house is helping you to graduate from your college or apprenticeship and make your professional debut. This may not actually be the case, but with the solar eclipse on July 21, the universe is symbolically offering the opportunity to be fully seen and appreciated in a professional situation – so if you have been waiting in the wings for something to happen in your career, this could be the moment for achievement.  Mercury is already in your tenth house, helping to be organized and articulate in your professional life.
Sagittarius – you continue to make slow, but serious progress in your professional life and the Solar Eclipse (July 21) helps to spotlight your expertise and experience. Support this by mentoring others and building confidence in your own leadership and team-building abilities. Your marriage and other partnerships continue to be a source of strength through the rest of July and this can help to stabilize the financial picture in August.
Capricorn – The solar eclipse (July 21) could signal changes in a partnership or marriage that has been going through troubled times in the past few weeks.  If you are willing to do the work to make your relationship more stable, and look for creative solutions to the problems, then renewed light and love will flow in August.  Finances are becoming more stable and should show improvement by mid-October.   Continue to make practical modifications in everyday work routine to accommodate your increased workload.
Aquarius – The solar eclipse of July 21 highlights your leadership skills and ability to be practical with managing assets and resources. You are already building the foundation for a better partnership – an area of your life that has been somewhat neglected with all the energy that you’ve been putting into building your own self-worth. Venus in your sixth house throughout August will give you the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities and have fun, while still maintaining your everyday workload.
Pisces – a romance is deepening into commitment as you become more comfortable and domestically inclined together.  There is still some challenges before you are ready to make a commitment, but by mid-October you may be ready to take the next step.  Later this year you may find that joint business ventures can help you to re-structure your finances and give you more stability and opportunities in the market place. Take time this summer to get organized and perhaps redecorate your home to accommodate friends and family entertaining.    

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Proving Reincarnation - the story of James Leininger

I have written about Gregg LeFever's great blog Quantum Spirit in the past. Recently I visited his blog and read an amazing account that essentially proves reincarnation.  Greg includes a must see video from ABC News and a link to a local news site about 11 year old James Leininger who, as a toddler, had remarkable dreams about his life as a fighter pilot in WW II who perished at seas in his plane. All proved to be true. How can this be?

This gripping story is captured in a new book by James' parents called Soul Survivor. A must read for those interested in reincarnation:

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