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Great Forbes Article on Financial Astrology

Planets
There is a great article on financial astrology in Forbes Magazine. Here is an excerpt below but click here for the full article.

"J.P. Morgan once famously said that millionaires don’t need astrologers, but billionaires do. Are we in charge of the economic matters on earth, or are invisible forces out there shaping the economic and social outcomes of individual nations? J.P. Morgan thought there was more to the market than timing, and he used astrologers to help guide him in that timing in his businesses and investments. He’s not alone.

Raymond Merriman has been at this for more than 30 years. His Michigan based company, MMA Cycles has over 7,000 subscribers, many of them from well-known investment banks and broker-dealers. They’re portfolio managers, certified financial planners and heads of trading firms primarily from New York, Chicago, Tokyo to Zurich. Some know a thing or two about astrology. Others are looking for a little extra-terrestrial advice.

“They come for my analysis on various markets based on planetary cycles, pattern recognition and geocosmic market turning points,” he said. “Most of them all understand the market, but they don’t have this kind of edge on market timing.”

Analysts like Merriman use complex planetary charts to decipher where an economy, or investment, is heading. It’s approach, like fundamental or technical analysis, can be either top down — a big picture look at the whole economy — or bottom up — which examines an individual company.

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Horoscope for Month of March 2012 and Week of February 27, 2012

Elton john venus in aquarius
There is something crazy going on and it is not just that you think one thing and then say another. Mercury is in Pisces then moves into Aries and then retrogrades back into Pisces through the month. Idle chit chat has unintended consequences. My advice: Speak softly and stow that big stick for future use.

(Elton John has Mercury in Pisces)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Things bubble up behind the scenes at work and Aries may not know where the backstabbers will make their mark. So when in doubt, let events quietly unfurl and take their course, Try to step out of the way wherever possible. Even better, try to take some time off and avoid the whole drama-fest. You can return stronger, relatively unscathed... and ready to fight.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
You may want to run with the herd, Taurean Bull, but you may have more fun on your own. Fun and friends may not be a great combination now. You may not understand them and they certainly will not understand you. That is because you may not know your limits and go to the extreme in anything frivolous, fancy and feckless. And why is this is a bad thing?

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis feel the need to relax close to home. Maybe you want to cocoon or maybe you prefer to toss a few intimate dinner parties. Whatever gives you pleasure is the exact right thing to do. But while you while away the time in bed, don’t defer any important work projects. Or else you may wind up spending more time at home than you would prefer...

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
You think that you are very witty but be careful of any mirthful comments now. Not only could you be misunderstood but others stand to gain an advantage over you because of it. Don’t feed the fire with any more fodder, Cancer. Instead, be coy and mysterious. The quieter you are, the more impactful (and controllable) your words will be once unleashed....

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Money flows like water this March and, just like water, it can evaporate quickly. That is why you should be cheap errr... extra thrifty ... now, especially in matters of the heart. Lovers may demand expensive trinkets to keep their flame hot but try to balance your lust with your loot. Proud Lions will live to love another day if they invest rather than squander.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Do you feel the pinch of relationships? Is it hard to commit to just one lovely person? These questions will roll in your head  and you will be tempted to make a big move because of it. But don’t. There are too many things that seem to be important that are not and you can blow these things out of proportion. Wait and enjoy the relative calm.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
There is so much going on in the background that you will find it difficult to keep secrets secret. So what? Sometimes releasing long held secrets can be liberating, Libra. And that might be especially true in your workplace. But if you have any criticisms to spill, do it diplomatically and carefully. You don’t want your blue tongue to get you a pink slip.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios may have creative blockage now. As much as you would want to express yourself and demonstrate your capabilities to the world, you may be held back by lack of confidence or ideas. No matter. These things take time and practice. Friends may even help you out in this area. But they are such stage hogs you may want to wait and do it on your own.

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Don’t take on too many projects in your career. You will become bogged down and may need to cut corners to get things out by deadline. And partners may not be so understanding of all of your late nights at the office. Can you escape on vacation? If not try to get into mellow pastimes like yoga or meditation until the craziness blows over.... like this summer....

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Capricorns are anxious to get away and expand their horizons. You have so many great ideas it is difficult to limit your vision. So travel may be more trouble than its worth at this time because you overbook and try to do too much in too short a time. Rather than over-extend, try to pare back and do things slowly, sparingly and austerely. Yeah right.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians are hot to trot and set their personal lifestage on fire. You suddenly find that your sex life gets a life of its own. There are many admirers banging at your door. Are you able to balance all of your many amours? Hmmm maybe not. So lets be practical and try to manage your choices carefully. Quality, not quantity is the ultimate goal. Or is it?

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
First impressions are lasting impressions, Pisces. That is why you need to carefully consider each and every public meeting to see if it is really to your benefit. You possess great reserves of energy and need to figure out how to best channel every spark so it lights the right fire. When in doubt, spend you time in quiet tete a tetes with those you know well. Very well.

 

 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of February 24, 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 February 24-March 1, 2012:

5, 17, 24, 25, 32, 47, 49, 73

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Gypsy Fortune Teller Machine

Gypsy fortunetelling machine Do you rememebr those wonderful Gypsy Fortune teller machines that would spew out a card with your fortune on it or it would actually speak. Okay I am definitely dating myself! Those were around years ago! But I did use one in Las Vegas about 12 years ago and boy was it accurate!

Someone has discovered one of those very old machines and it has been reported that magician David Copperfield is willing to spend millions to buy it. It is a unique antique Gypsy fortuneteller machine made by the Mills Novelty Company more than 100 years ago and it is currently is owned by the State of Montana.

The machine is believed to be "one of the first amusement machines to use a recorded human voice to dispense a player's fortune ..." Montana inherited the Gypsy in 1998 when it paid $6.5 million to buy nearly 250 buildings and their contents" which included "a massive collection of antique games, music machines and other oddities."

David Copperfield is also "an avid collector of turn-of-the-century penny arcade machines," and has restored other Gypsy fortuneteller machines. But he says this one is special. "There are other verbal fortunetellers that exist, but a Mills verbal like that, that's the only one," he says.

However, the Montana Heritage Commission, "which oversees a vast collection of rare antiques," says that state law prohibits it from selling "items from its collection without first completing an intensive public process." And so David says he'd be content simply to help restore this rare Gypsy to her former glory.

Montana has actually been working on doing just that for some time, although it's not easy to find parts: "The original Edison wax cylinder phonograph records that gave the Gypsy her voice were in poor shape and couldn't be played," for example. Her voice has been restored, however, via digital scans of the cylinders. And David is okay with not owning the Gypsy machine as long as it's restored. "I think it deserves to be wherever it is as long as it's going to be preserved and kept properly and that people who would understand it would be able to see it," he says.  This great recap is from Tim Manners, editor.

Try your hand at fortune telling with a Gypsy or Fortune Teller Crystal Ball Costume Prop Whoo hoo!!


Horoscope for the Week of February 20, 2012

Jon bon jovi sun in pisces
There is something mystical and mellow in the air this week as the Sun moves into Pisces. But that is not all; suddenly all is right with the world. The mechanisms flawlessly connect. Or so it seems. By all means go with the cosmic flow. But keep both eyes open and feet on the solid ground.

(Jon Bon Jovi has Sun in Pisces)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Do you hear voices telling you what to do or what will happen? If so, you may be excused for going with your gut when all other signs point in another direction. This is a great time to test your creative ability and try something totally new and futuristic. Aries suddenly feel prescient and all knowing. Or is it “know it all”? I sometimes get the two confused.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Friends get into your act ... and not a moment too soon. They break into your navel gazing and isolation and set you on a more productive course. And let’s face it, Taurean bulls are much happier running in the herd than grazing in the field alone. Find any excuse to gather the gang and get into rollicking mischief this week. Repent next week.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
As magnificant as you think you are at work, there are probably a few new tricks that you can try to get the powers-that-be, plugged into you and charged up. Thankfully you get a rash of new ideas this week that are not only brilliant but also unexpected. Test your voltage, Gemini, and see how brightly you shine. And tell your colleagues they better pack their sunglasses.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers have itchy claws and why not? This is a great time of year to get out of your shell and experience new experiences from across the world. If time and money are tight and you can’t travel, find ways to refresh your old skin and mindset in cheaper and faster ways. I am thinking something relaxingly spa-like or strange like performance art. But please - no mime.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos are regal beasts who love to prowl the forest for new conquests. Now you can maximize your hungry animal magnetism in the boudoir. Grrr. Make the most out of this sizzly, sexy time, lover. If you procrastinate because you are too choosy or shy you will waste your sensuality on “what ifs” instead of what fors. Pack your net and start hunting.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Strong relationships suddenly become more romantic and sensual. Rocky relationships mellow as compromises can be made. And for those Virgos who are playing the field, this is the week to see who lingers nearly. There is someone who you have completely overlooked who could be the next love of your life... or something like that. Take a good look now.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
If nit picky tasks are getting you down and making you feel stale and bored, this may be a good time to refresh your arsenal of tricks at work. Or maybe it is good time to check out new employment and see what exciting opportunities are out there. You need a blast of fresh air, Libra. Heck make it a windstorm. And a raise couldn’t hurt either.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Fun is the name of the game this week, Scorpio. So don’t put off anything that you consider creative and mind escaping. You need a break from the humdrum to refresh and revitalize. While you may feel lucky, there is a tendency to over-estimate your pot of luck and tolerancy of risk. Stick to cheap thrills. Plan some parties ... as long as they are not political.

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
This is the perfect time to focus your efforts on your home life. Whether that means an early spring cleaning, redecorating, moving or gathering the relatives together for a pow wow, it is totally up to you. In fact if you can combine all of these things, you could get your mother ship in ship shape for whatever you have in mind - moving, grooving or schmoozing.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Your mind works in mysterious ways, especially this week when it is charged up with intuitive and refreshing ideas. Conjure up a new approach to an old intractable problem. Then say what you mean and mean what you say. Your gift of gab will move populations to your way of thinking. Maybe this will eventually become a career move for you.... as despot ?

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
It may not be the best time to financially invest in anything important because you can be easily swayed by big promises and downright lies. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and enjoy life, treating yourself to special delicacies and rewards. Just make sure that everything is in moderation, Aquarius.... except your enjoyment and enthusiasm.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
If there was ever a time to take a leap of faith, this is the exact right time. Pisces are in the epicenter of all the action and seem to attract admirers effortlessly. You can almost do no wrong so why not take a chance on something that you have always wanted to do but never got around to doing. What is the worst that can happen? No worries, tomorrow is another day.