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18 Ways To Protect Your Home From Evil Spirits

Protect homeThis fascinating website Environmental Graffiti offers great ways to help to protect your home from evil spirits.

Some of the easiest are Cinnamon Sticks and Garlic:

A more everyday object such as cinnamon sticks tied over the door will also protect your home. Long ago, this was used by Egyptians to make an area holy, and by the Chinese to purify temples.

And then there is the garlic. This may well be the most common protection hung on doors in many different parts of the world, for protection against a mythical creature known in even the most remote locations on the planet: the vampire. Garlic repels vampires; everybody knows that!

One can never be too careful. Just in case, I like to check The Encyclopedia of Superstitions


Horoscope for Month of February 2012 and Week of January 30, 2012

Elizabeth taylor sun in piscesFebruary may prove to be a heady and emotional time with Sun, Mercury, Neptune and Venus all tromping through sensitive Pisces and opposing randy retrograde Mars. Our valentine attempts have high highs and low lows while constructive action may overheat and de-construct. Check your thermostat and head for temperate climes in your thong.

(Elizabeth Taylor had Sun in Pisces)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Even your best laid plans at work can run afoul of the powers that be. It is because you are allowing your gut feelings to get out-of-control. So be it, Aries. You need to do what you need to do. Don’t rely on dreams and “what ifs”. If stress builds, how about letting the work flow drip along for a while as you divert your attention to other more pleasant tasks in life? Who??

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Fun can get frantic because there is too much good stuff going on all over town all at the same time. Such a dilemma! Parse and choose the best of the best and allow your creativity to spurt. Not only will you personally feel more fulfilled, you will also navigate your boat into more selective and elite groups. Fill your sails before your hot air scuttles you..

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis are making a name for themselves around the office. Hmm, what name is that? You have been laser focused on your professional path but now you will also need to decide how to best balance career goals with your home life. Is balance even possible now? Try. They say that it is lonely at the top. Ah but try living at the bottom.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Itchy travelling claws must be scratched. Cancers are ready and raring to go anywhere and everywhere. Spread your wings and try someplace new - the tried and true just doesn’t hold the same appeal. Plan your itinerary carefully and ask advice as to the best hotels and sites.  For those with tight budgets, expand your horizons with new stuff nearby. Anyone we know?

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos are ready and willing to spend on their interests and passions. Your appetite is sated now only by beauty and luxury. And why not? When you’ve got it, flaunt it. There will come a point however where you find yourself spending more and getting less. Know what is what, when is when and who is who. The why and how will follow later.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Strengthen all of your relationships - from business to platonic to romantic - especially those that require more sharing and compromises. It is not as bad or as difficult as you think. In fact, you may find it relatively easy to do. Those Virgos who are seeking new connections should request introductions from friends. You are too fresh for totally fresh faces now.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Don’t be a pin cushion for every backstabber at work. You are putting out the effort so be sure that you get the credit. The best way to protect yourself is to keep you eyes open for any unusual activity. You will eventually triumph, Libra, but not before your stress level peaks for much of the upcoming weeks. Ah any excuse to take a nice long relaxing vacation!

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Your loud party hound antics may rub some of your compadres the wrong way. Maybe you are becoming too popular? Maybe you are pulling away from the conformity of the pack? Whatever it is, be sensitive to friends feelings especially when you are all in the social swirl. It is better to celebrate with a crowd than to celebrate alone in a crowd, Scorpio.

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
If the political stress of your job are getting too much for you, use the next weeks for a temporary escape. Escape into your cocoon and refresh and recharge. Find ways to enjoy life and put things in perspective. If your home is your castle, pull up the gate and fill the moat with sharks... but not before you let some close companions and the pizza delivery in.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
You have some great ideas bubbling in your head. How can you best present them to the world? The answer may elude you but that is because it is hard to choose the best way to fully express yourself. Capricorns are often careful and cautious. Maybe too much so. This may be the time to blow the lid off life. Make your mark on the world. Don’t make it a smudge.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
This is the perfect time to research and implement any long term financial plan. Dream big, Aquarius. Your monetary goals can be within reach with a little discipline, pluck and focus. That may mean curtailing expenses and avoiding frivolous spending on trifles. If you are really clever, you will find a well endowed benefactor to spoil you while you stash your own cash.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces can enjoy their time on center stage now. Not only can you hobnob and rub elbows with many new and impressive people, you can also show off your talents to the crowd. Play it like you mean it and make good use of time. Before you know it the spotlight will shift and others will elbow into your space. But in the meantime, rubadub with both arms.

 

 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of January 27, 2012

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 January 27-February 2, 2012:

3, 7, 12, 34, 48, 50, 70, 72

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


One Moment Meditation

In these busy times, it is good to find ways to reduce your stress. Here is an informative and simple guide to meditation. One Moment Meditation is a great site by author Martin Boroson who wrote One Moment Meditation - Stillness For People On the Go.

Boroson suggests that if we can learn to meditate in a moment, a fraction of time, then we can learn to meditate when and wherever we need it. This video will give you the baby steps to start on meditation. From there it is up to you.  


Horoscope for the Week of January 23, 2012

Humphrey BogartThe Sun sparks a change this week as it moves into rebellious Aquarius. Our hopes and dreams catch fire. But don’t sit around and wait for a hot delivery to arrive on your front steps. Don your asbestos gloves and go out and grab the glowing coals.

(Humphrey Bogart had Sun in Aquarius)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Friends seem to crawl out of the woodwork attracted by your great ideas for a full range of wild and fun adventures. You become awash with invitations and trawl with a large posse of pals. How will you maximize and maintain your sudden surge in popularity?  Let your actions provide the grease and rubadub Aries. Don’t slide off your top perch.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Taureans are entrenched careerists but sometimes make foolishly naive political decisions that can derail or detour their professional  success. Thank goodness you now gain greater strategic insights and an iron gut to do the deed. You become the shark rather than the bait. Concentrate and contemplate the corporate corpus. Then make your move. Shark attack!!

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
The world beckons, Gemini. So plan the perfect getaway. Your ideas can lead to a once in a lifetime adventure. If your budget or vacation time is tight, try to expand and enrich your immediate surroundings to make it more exotic and interesting. You may think that staying close to home is a blessing in disguise. Heck, why not get a new disguise?

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Your mind turns to romance and  sex. Cancers know exactly what they want and who they want it from. And they sit around. And they think about it. And they talk about it - the assorted angles, the machinations, the wherefores, whys and hows. Enough already! Now go out and get ‘em! Or are you all thought and no action? Let’s hope not.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos hanker for connection. Relationships enter a new, more intense phase where the right words can be spoken and passions ignited. But don’t waste this energy on light, flirty banter. It is time to speak from the heart and soul. Get to the core. Looking for a connection? Strike a match and see who becomes inflamed. Then bring it to a rapid boil, lover.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
What is it about the job that suddenly seems so riveting and interesting? It is politics, not projects. Virgos think that they are very clever and adroit and can adeptly maneuver through the daily morass. Will you delegate your more distasteful projects onto unsuspecting drones? Try not to. Those who pass the hot potato today eat it alone in the lunchroom tomorrow.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
There is a burning, churning energy inside of you. Libras become creative savants or the ultimate party hearty hounds. Will you dip into your paint box or your party favor kit? Ideas and opportunities are plentiful and your juices are flowing. So ply whatever your trade is and make some masterpieces. Er, make ‘em do what?

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
There are several domestic scenarios that are in dire need of a change of direction or even a complete upheaval. Make sure that change is apace this week. Plan your new landscape from the comfort of your living room recliner. Are you lounging alone, Scorpio? Hire a nubile gardner to help you plant a few seeds. Something may just sprout in the spring.

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians are goaded into expressing their opinion across a variety of subjects. (So what else is new?) Anything you say now is brimming with passion and no one can resist. But don’t just go out and blow around the hot air. Be sure that you have an agenda and a plan of action. You only have a short window to move the masses. Occupy anything.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Capricorns are usually fairly acquisitive. They love to surround themselves with objects of beauty. Now, your greedy need for stuff borders on obsession. Lock up your credit card and hold off on any major purchases, pardner. Before you know it you are surrounded by a carnival of happy campers and a truckload of trash. Hmmm on second thought...

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
The joint is jumping and so are you. The cosmos casts you as the new shooting star in the immediate social universe. Aquarians have some great ideas and must express them at every opportunity. Some of your gems will do more than just sparkle - they will radiate. However, your idea for an aquatic rodeo is perhaps a bit before its time.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Happy is the Pisces who can tap into their sixth sense. Rub a crystal ball and see what you divine during this particularly prescient and intuitive phase. If you can conjure a few new moves, you can advance your personal agenda to new celestial heights. Don’t bump your head on the ceiling of limited imagination. How high is up? You tell me.