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Lucky Numbers for the Week of April 30, 2010

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, 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 April 30, 2010:

9, 22, 27, 35, 39, 41, 47, 66, 75

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. Here's a guide to the best books available this month.


Astrology Lesson 6 - THE PLANETS IN THE SIGNS IN THE HOUSES

Astrology is not a mystery - it can be learned. So every Thursday I post the ABCs of Astrology, offering the basics of astrology. Last Thursday, we looked at the Astrology SIgns coupled with the Planets. Today we take the next step and explore the PLANETS, IN THE SIGNS, IN THE HOUSES.

PLANETS, IN THE SIGNS, IN THE HOUSES

Now we are ready to put some of pieces of the astrological puzzle together. Last week, we looked at what happens when the Planets are in the Signs. Now let's add the houses to the mix...

The houses tell you where things happen - at home, at work, around friends etc. Once you know what planets are in what signs are in what houses, you can begin to understand why someone can be a pussycat at home and a terror at work! You will see why a person would devote all their efforts to volunteering for great international causes, but couldn't care much about their neighbors right next door.

Let us take, for example, Hillary Clinton's chart. As we saw in the last newsletter, she has her Moon in Pisces, indicating that, emotionally, she can be very sensitive and spiritual. Her moon is located in the tenth house - the house of professional attainment and status. She obviously displays her spiritual zeal in her profession. Her heart and soul go into projects that she considers to be far-reaching and open to the examination of others in authority. She is the perfect person to research healthcare reform because she approaches the project with great sensitivity and personal emotional motivation.

Her Mars is in Leo - she loves to take on challenges in a dramatic arena and she proudly goes forth to do battle. Her Mars is located in the third house - the house of communication. Stand back when she gets mad! She is able to harness considerable power through her communication skills and she can make her point! Recall the time she and Bill were on 60 minutes discussing Bill's liaisons. Hillary had absolutely no trouble expressing her opinion of the situation.

Her Jupiter in Sagittarius is in the fifth house (romance, children, fun) and demonstrates that she is lucky in a Sagittarian way - through expansive activities such as travel and education or through sports - but finds her greatest happiness around children or in light hearted fun.

Check your own chart to see the style and the area of life you love (Venus in Scorpio in the fourth house - passionately and in the comfort of home/Venus in Aquarius in the second - like a friend and monetary partner/Venus in Gemini in the sixth house - two interpretations: 1. a lover must have an intellectual compatibility as well as a clean crisp appearance or  2. you love to work in an intellectually charged atmosphere). Check out the style and area in which you are prepared to fight (Mars in Gemini in the tenth house - by your wits while climbing the corporate ladder/Mars in Aries in the first house - like a commando, especially as a first impression).

Examine all the other planetary "styles" according to the sign they are in in your chart and then place them in the house to understand the area of your life that it affects. You will be amazed at all the insight you will gain.

Next week we take astrological analysis one step further -- we begin to examine the relationship between the planets in the signs in the houses. What do we mean when we say the Sun and Moon are conjunct? or Saturn and Mars are squared?  These "aspects" set off energies that lend flavor to a personality.

Here is my favorite book on astrology and a "must" for anyone interested in learning more: Secrets from a Stargazer's Notebook: Making Astrology Work for You and here's a guide to the best books available this month.


Brain Foods by Zodiac Sign

Stuff your face There are all sorts of niche, specialty horoscopes. Some are tailored to travel, some to sports, some are to fashion. Here is one that was emailed to me, source unknown, on healthy foods by sign which is a nice twist on the usual niche horoscope. Please let me know if this works for you and your astrology sign:

 

Sure, your taste buds may appreciate the greasy and sugary stuff, but chances are your brain (and body) isn't as enthusiastic. Whether you're getting into a new school year or plowing through the work week, eating the right "brain foods" is an essential part of a happy, healthy lifestyle. Based on your individual zodiac sign, here are the specific foods that will bring you a much brighter and more productive day.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You Rams wake up ready to tackle whatever's on your schedule -- projects, ongoing goals and new challenges. Sometimes, however, you get so excited and anxious in your endeavors that you'll jump on to something new before finishing what you started first. To help ease nerves and take it one step at a time, drink a cup of peppermint tea -- the soothing effects of peppermint make it one of the best and most natural ways to slow down and relax.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Simple and practical by nature, you Taureans require comfort within equally comfortable surroundings -- sometimes, too comfortable. With a tendency to focus more on the luxury of bare necessities, you can easily overlook the full potential in other areas of life, breeding general laziness. That's why a moderate amount of organic, French-pressed coffee, without artificial flavoring, is your go-to brain food -- a surefire super-food guaranteed to get the brain working and the body out of bed and fully energized.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
The Gemini mind is constantly bouncing from one idea to another, which is why you're so curious, talkative and restless. To enhance your busy brain while keeping on a steady track, turn to high-protein salads with oil-based dressings; the proteins keep energy flowing. Mix and match greens, eggs and chicken to not only boost energetic proteins, but to keep the animated mind stimulated with each new leafy creation.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You Cancers are known for your nurturing nature. No matter where you are during the day -- as a stay-at-home parent, an in-office worker or working from home -- you have a domestic quality that protects and comforts those around you. Matcha tea has many benefits for the Crab, as its amino acids detoxify the body, enhance the mind and boost mood levels. And because it's pure and organic, Matcha will enable you to feel healthier in your shell -- in turn, the warm, soothing effect will rub off on those you care for.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)
True to your sign's symbol, the Lion, you Leos are regal creatures who flourish in the spotlight. You often find yourself speaking publicly on a day-to-day basis, overseeing others and managing groups. The calming amino acids and tyrosine found in low-fat yogurt can actually enhance your performance level, erasing any nerves or stomach problems prior to taking the stage, giving a presentation or delivering an important speech.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Virgos are known to be true perfectionists, with rational, active minds that deliver quick reactions and analytical answers. That's why wild salmon is your surefire brain food. Its omega-3 fatty acids pump up brain power, while niacin keeps cognitive thinking nice and steady -- perfect for a perfectionist! Stomach-soothing ginger is also an ideal food for Virgos, as your stomach and digestive system tends to be problematic.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)
As the sign of the Scales, you Libras require harmony and balance in everyday life -- so much so that in the meantime, it can cause you to forget the little things! Plus, when more energy is spent on the needs of others, which is often the case, you can sometimes forget about yourself altogether. Eating eggs is a great way to balance what's inside the brain, as choline prevents cloudy thinking and boosts memory function. So when you prepare a sympathy omelet for your troubled friend, be sure to make one for yourself, too!

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
You Scorpios are as emotionally deep as you are repressive, so you tend to withdraw in self-defense. Day-to-day stresses at work, home or in relationships could cause you to retreat to an isolated dark side. Organic, dark chocolate offers the right amount of antioxidants and energy-boosting caffeine needed to remove that Scorpio stinger that's creating a gloomy cloud over the day -- it'll also heighten your serotonin levels, which means a much happier mood all around.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Sagittarians are known as optimistic adventurers who thrive in wide-open spaces, with high spirits and a rosy outlook on life. To maintain that high level of energy at work or in school without crashing, snacking on Vitamin E-rich nuts will enhance your brain power. Almonds boost adrenaline, walnuts relieve sleep problems and Brazil nuts contain a lot of selenium, which is a healthy stress-killer. Throw a mix in your bag, keep up the momentum and snack throughout your daily adventures!

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
A true Capricorn is all about lofty goals and big ambitions, continuously climbing your way to the top like only a Mountain Goat could. Calculating and methodical, sometimes your workaholic nature breeds high stress levels and an overly-serious outlook on life. Blueberries are the Capricorn cure, with an extremely high level of antioxidants that enhance memory and brainpower, relieve stress and are convenient for a busy student or worker on the go. And as an Earth sign, blueberries are even more ideal because they come to you straight from Mother Nature.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
You Aquarians are high, free thinkers, a trait that perfectly matches your outside-the-box Air sign thinking. Bananas are an ideal food for big imaginations and active minds, as the amount of sugar in bananas is the same amount of glucose in our bloodstream. When glucose levels are high, memory and cognitive function soar, allowing even more room for the Aquarian school of thought.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
You tend to feel the weight of the world, Pisces, so when hardships hit the home or workplace, it can be especially tough for your overly-compassionate nature. Since yours is the sign of escapism, falling into depression or addiction is easy. You would benefit from eating a diet that incorporates flaxseed, which consists of ALA -- a fat that boosts the cerebral cortex where sensory information and the pleasure sense are stored.


Horoscope for the Week of April 26, 2010

Bob dylan Sexy Venus enters flirty Gemini this week as we ramp up the volume on our charisma and expand our need for connection. Love and all its possibilities is possible. Will it be just another tickle and tumble or will it be a grand mad fall? Surprise me....

(Bob Dylan has Venus in Gemini)

 

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. So make things come this week and expect a tidal wave of response. How will you harness it all? Rams are especially eloquent and can easily argue any point from any vantage but be careful that the lure of your oratorical desires doesn’t lead you astray. Or maybe that is your intention...?
 
TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
There are those Bulls who strive for fame, fortune and uber-extravagances and there are those who are content to live frugally within their means. This week the fates conspire to scoop the spendthrift cream from the top of your group and whip it into a froth. What will you do with all this airy nothingness? Hmmm. Better check the price tag before you buy anything..

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Your personal stock hits a yearly high. It is time to start new projects and get new ideas off the drawing board and into action. You can charm anyone into following you on your escapades. Dress to impress and press the flesh. Twins are people magnets as acquaintances fall to their knees to touch the hem of your garment. Just don’t let them peek underneath.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
There is a heady, dreamy creamy magic in the air. Is it your stylish hair? No. How about your gorgeous wardrobe? Ha! It happens to be your inner aura, Crab. You have a je ne sais quois quality this week so say quois you want. But follow your dreams with a detailed map. You may be too unfocused to ask directions as you search for your bliss.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Lions have more fun than usual in purely platonic social situations. And you will have many opportunities to meet new and exciting folks. There may even be a spark of romance where you least expect it. But will your wild exuberance exceed your budget this week? Oh who cares! Your assorted bag of nuts just got roasted. Are they chestnuts or peanuts?

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Corporate intrigue takes on new meaning this week. Virgins find themselves tossed into the vortex (or is it the blender) and must find their way through professional passions and obligations without slipping into the shark tank and becoming someone’s lunch. Are you up to the task? Yes but learn to savor success without becoming a shark yourself.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras are well advised to travel or plan to travel this week. That is because there is a greater than average chance that you will find love in international environs. Okay, maybe not love but certainly a fleeting amount of lust. If funds are tight, find unique ways to expand your reach. You will be able to enhance your creativity and imagination... if nothing else.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Your desserts are smothered in whipped cream and sugar. Don’t say “when” as you tally up the calories. How far will you go to satisfy your sweet tooth, Scorp? This week you go to the limits of your lusty appetite and grab your goodies from a veritable Viennese table of friends, lovers, friend’s lovers and lovers friends. Ah but how many cavities will you get from all of this?

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Seek and ye shall find. Find and ye shall connect. Concentrate on strengthening your personal relationships this week or finding new ones. You can attract anyone you desire and launch a charm offensive. Everything is going well until certain personal issues raise their ugly heads. Let’s see if you can continue the charm without any of the offensive part.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Caps can make even the most boring mundane task sexy and interesting now. This is the time to delve into highly detailed work because you have amazing powers of concentration and drive. Start pushing that paper. Too too soon  all your bold and brash efforts suddenly shrivel under pressure. Pace yourself and see how much junk you can delegate.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Do I smell someone burning? Life becomes one big steaming sexfest for hot Aquarians. Your libido lambadas and you manage to find the perfect dance partner whever you look. Life turns into a frenzy. Eat, drink and be very merry while you have the oomph. Too too soon you will tire of all this crazy activity and seek quieter pursuits. Mah jong anyone...?

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces are just as happy to curl up in front of the television and quietly couch potato it this week. At least that is what you tell others. The truth is that you are curling up with a stack of triple xxx dvds and an assortment of unmentionable amusements. Quiet and solitary relaxation is fine for now. But don’t make it a habit. Plan a festive get together with the gang next week.

(c) 2010 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.


Astrology Lesson 5 - THE PLANETS IN THE SIGNS

Astrology is not a mystery - it can be learned. So every Thursday I post the ABCs of Astrology, offering the basics of astrology. Last Thursday, we looked at the Astrology SIgns. The Thursday before we looked at the Planets. Today we put them together and explore the PLANETS IN THE SIGNS.

PLANETS IN THE SIGNS

Planets and signs Everyone's horoscope has all the planets situated in some sign of the zodiac at the time of birth. The Sun was in a sign (known as the "Sun Sign").  What about Venus? Mars? Mercury? Jupiter? Saturn? Neptune? Uranus? Pluto? and the Moon?  In astrological analysis, you need to know which planets are in which signs at the time of your birth. This will show you how personality and behavior manifest.


To recap Planets and their domain:
The Sun - your true reason for being. Hopes, desires.
The Moon - how you express emotions
Mercury - how you think
Venus - how you love
Mars - how you fight
Jupiter - luck
Saturn - difficulties and lessons to be learned
Uranus - the unexpected
Neptune - that which is cloudy or unclear
Pluto - volcanic change and deep power.

To recap the Signs and their energies:
Aries - pioneering, aggressive, stubborn
Taurus - stubborn, placid, generous, luxury loving
Gemini - intellectual, talkative, fickle
Cancer - mothering, home based, sensitive
Leo - theatrical, proud, egotistic
Virgo - meticulous, helpful, detailed oriented
Libra - diplomatic, flirtatious, sociable
Scorpio - passionate, revengeful, penetrating
Sagittarius - honest, friendly, active, clumsy
Capricorn - status seeking, ambitious, political
Aquarius - humanistic, unique, unorthodox
Pisces - spiritual, sensitive, intuitive

Now put it all together.

Take for example the horoscope of Hillary Clinton:
Her Sun is in Scorpio which gives her a penetrating and passionate undertone to her personality. However, her Moon is in Pisces, indicating that, emotionally, she can be very sensitive and spiritual. Her Mars is in Leo - she loves to take on challenges in a dramatic arena and she proudly goes forth to do battle. Jupiter in Sagittarius demonstrates that she is lucky in a Sagittarian way - through expansive activities such as travel and education or through sports.

Check your own chart to see the style in which you love (Venus in Scorpio - passionately/Venus in Aquarius - like a friend/Venus in Gemini - there must be an intellectual compatibility), the style in which you think (Mercury in Virgo - detailed oriented/Mercury in Pisces - intuitively/Mercury in Libra - strive toward harmony and common ground), the style in which you fight (Mars in Gemini - by your wits/Mars in Aries - like a commando/Mars in Taurus - stubbornly, like a bull, plodding on then charging ahead). Examine all the other planetary "styles" according to the sign they are in in your chart. You will be amazed at all the insight you will gain.

Knowing the planets in their signs in your chart is an excellent start, but it is not the entire picture.  Now you know how and why you behave. If we bring back the houses to the analysis, (which we discussed in past newsletters) we will know where these behaviors are triggered in our life's journey.


Here is my favorite book on astrology and a "must" for anyone interested in learning more: Secrets from a Stargazer's Notebook: Making Astrology Work for You and here's a guide to the best books available this month.