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Lucky Numbers for the Week of June 22, 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 June 22-28, 2012:

14,27, 34, 39, 48, 55, 73, 78

 

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


The Summer Solstice

Usually today, June 21 is the summer solstice - the longest day in the year. But 2012 has thrown us a loop. In fact yesterday, June 20 was the solstice and was the longest day of this year. How did that happen?The summer solstice occurs when the sun reaches its highest peak north of the equator. While we in the Northern Hemisphere get to celebrate summer, those in the Southern Hemisphere are cooling down for winter.

Stonehenge-solstice-pg-horizontal 1Though really as astronomical event, The Solstice has taken on greater meaning as a time of rejuvenation and transformation. Celebrations around areas such as Stonehenge are legendary.

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As for me, I attended the Solstice Yoga in Times Square yesterday. What an event! If you like Yoga and are in NYC over the next Summer Solstice, don't miss it - register early.  Solstice in times squareBut no matter how you celebrate or acknowledge the Solstice, keep in mind that going forward from yesterday, the days become a little shorter. Enjoy the sunlight for every second!


Learning to Play The Cards She is Dealt

Tarot reader 1Here is a very moving account of a woman who consults a tarot reader to help her plan her future. I am excerpting the full article here but the full article can be found on the NYT site.

 

After the demise of her long-term relationship, my friend had enlisted a psychic in a search for answers. Never having felt close to her ex’s parents, she was hoping to avoid a repeat with whoever came next.

“No one has a normal family,” the psychic said. “Normal is not a word.”

When Andrea asked me if I would come along to take notes at her tarot card reading, I agreed despite my skepticism. I figured this was something to help her get over the loss. A spiritual paint-and-spackle job of sorts.

When we arrived, the psychic escorted us to a wooden table draped with purple cloth. He sat down across from Andrea, flanked by twin candles burning in translucent jars. A crystal ball in an iron stand rested on the table beside him, alongside a tube of Clarins hand cream, which I assumed was free of mystical associations.

He shuffled the deck and told Andrea to think about what she wanted to ask. The cards are meant to work like mirrors, he explained, providing a CT scan of the psyche.

It was the third time she had visited this psychic in 12 years. Now she wanted to know: Will I ever meet someone? Will I have a baby? Three years ago, the psychic had done a reading for her sister and predicted she would fall in love with a man named Paul and have a baby. Which she proceeded to do — at 41.

This is the status of most of my friends: well past 30, ionized by free-floating anxiety about children, when to have them, whether it will work. They trade careworn stories of Teflon uteruses and invincible sperm, that wife of someone’s cousin who got pregnant at age 47 without so much as a cup of fertility tea.

I still remember that eerie feeling the night I met my future husband. We had walked the streets together for hours instead of going straight home after being introduced at the house of a mutual friend. We were both 17.

“I love you!” I yelled after him when we finally parted at the end of my block. It was meant as a funny thing to say to someone you had just met. But when he yelled back, “I love you, too,” it didn’t sound funny at all.

And if someone had told me right then that this boy (who rode a unicycle to school and whose unruly mullet had earned him the nickname Jesus) would be the guy I married, I wouldn’t have said it was crazy. I would have said, “Yeah, I know.”

When I left our 1-year-old daughter with the sitter, I mentioned I was on my way to Chelsea to serve as a psychic scribe. “Not that I believe in psychics,” I added.

“I’ve never visited a psychic,” my baby sitter replied. “But it’s true that if you receive a towel as a gift, someone in your family will die. It happened to me twice within the past year and a half.”

On the F train to Manhattan with Andrea, I shared the baby sitter anecdote, and she reiterated her conviction that tonight’s session was no mere parlor trick. A two-hour reading costs as much as a fancy dinner for four, with wine. We weren’t going to see some sideshow act but a reputable professional with a long list of corporate clients.

“But do you really think he’ll tell you the truth?” I asked. “Even if he thinks you’ll never get married and have kids?” The psychic also sees her sister, and I pointed out that maybe he already knew about her situation and was just going to tell her what she wanted to hear.

Andrea assured me he knew nothing about her breakup; she hadn’t even told her sister. When she walked in, she was careful to betray no hint of duress, doling out smiles and hugs. A few minutes after we sat down, the psychic flipped up the first pile of cards and tapped a trio of bayonets piercing a bloody heart: the Three of Swords.

“You’ve recently gone through a separation,” he announced.

Andrea shot me a knowing look. I avoided her eyes and reapplied myself to the challenge of maintaining readable penmanship.

He predicted she would end up with a dark-haired stranger, someone tall and athletic with a soccer player’s build. The psychic described the man’s ethnicity as “whitish,” which I was tempted to jot down as beige or maybe taupe.

“I don’t see you settling down with someone until the spring of 2013, around Aries time,” he told her. “And you shouldn’t move in with him for at least a year.”

She groaned. “What? My baby clock ...”

Regardless, the psychic’s voice was clear and free of doubt.

TWO hours later, the table was covered in cards, I had taken 12 pages of notes, and my hand ached. We had moved on from Andrea’s love life to the astral status of a friend who had died two years ago and whose spirit, alas, remained unsettled.

The psychic wrapped the cards in a gold cloth and placed them in a marble-lined box. He gave us each a hug and handed me his card. Andrea immediately volunteered to be my scribe should I ever need one.

Going back to the subway, she was in high spirits. “I think it went great,” she said.

“Did it help you make up your mind?”

“Yeah,” she said. “I was really thinking about going at it alone, but now I think I’ll wait until I meet someone and let things unfold naturally.”

“So you trust him?”

Andrea nodded.

The night sky was cloudless, and I hoped that somewhere above our heads stars were aligning. But perhaps my voice still betrayed some quaver of doubt, because then Andrea smiled and said, “Besides, it’s also the easier thing to do.”

And that, we could agree, was definitely true.


Horoscope for the Week of June 18, 2012

Ivanka trumpSaturn, the planet of whips and chains, finally redirects this week after a four month retrograde. The world shifts. You find that some things will now fall nicely into place while new challenges may bubble to the fore. Choose your punishment from a glorious array of possibilities you naughty thing!

(Ivanka Trump has Saturn in Libra)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Relationships may go through a period of increased stress but also some much needed review. Aries need to reassess what they want and do not want in a partnership. Those Rams on the hoof may go through several versions of the same song and dance before they learn to tango. Find your personal beat. Before you know it you will have your pick of the dance floor.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Taureans will never work harder with less payoff now. But before you resign yourself to resignation, think about how much you can learn during this informative period. This is the time to keep your pencils sharp and your erasers handy. Put in a little sweat equity and before you know it you will be on top of the heap. Uh, which heap is that?

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Creativity will be more perspiration than inspiration at this time but sweat is needed to get the little details done. Geminis may want to soar with the eagles but will have to content themselves with riding the bus with the rest of us. Never fear, you will have quite a few laughs along the way. That is if you do not take yourself too seriously. Ahem.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers begin to feel that relatives don’t understand them. Unspoken problematic issues suddenly are shouted. So be it. Expect to grapple with what you want vs what is expected of you. It feels like one thing after another but it will be an excellent time to clear the debris and dump the garbage. Think of how nice your personal space will look when you are done.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Can’t think of the right thing to say? Think that your opinions are not worth the breath? You may think that it is best to keep your pearls of wisdom to yourself for a while. But this will be a mistake. Leos are apt to feel that they do not quite measure up but you will soon find that not only do you measure up admirably, you are quite a ruler.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgos can regain their considerable charisma but unfortunately may begin to feel that they don’t have enough dough to grease their wheel. If it is not one thing it is another! The next few months will teach you the upside of examining the bottom line. You may become very well endowed after all... or find a benefactor who can help you feather your nest.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Prepare for a chance to really show the world what you can do, Libra. This new phase of your life may find you chaffing at the bit to try some new stuff but I recommend that you do your homework before you strut it around for others to view. Once you are learned and wise, you will succeed beyond your wildest dreams. How wild can you get?

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios may feel some low level stress at this time. Where is it coming from? Hard to tell. The secret of success in this stressful period is to work on improving your karma by volunteering for a worthy charity. Your efforts may not be fully recognized by mere mortals but there are a few gods and goddesses up there taking notes and paying attention.

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians begin to take stock of certain friendships. Do you really know who is in your close confidence circle? The clouds of deception part and a bit of sunlight peeks through. There may be a few bugs who need to be dispatched. Avoid feeling too lonely and out of sorts by joining new clubs, seeking new associations and making new brilliant connections.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
While professional accolades tended to rain down from above, expect a bit of a drought as even your strongest corporate efforts seem a bit dry. Capricorns should use the time to review their accomplishments, consolidate and therefore strengthen their  power base and hone their skills. Hard work catapults you up. Lazy ones warm the couch.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
There will be the temptation to stay close to home. As your attitude puts a crimp in any travel plans. Favorite places seem off limits, travel has its stresses and strains. But this is no time to play it safe, Aquarius. You may feel a little constrained but you know that it is time to hoist your flag and wave it in faraway lands. Spread the word....among other things.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces are not often the most sensual of folks and now you may feel a bit more like a damp dishrag than hot patoot. Your best moves are when you decide to leave and explore other stimuli. However all is not lost; this is a great time to do a little self reflection and hone those dull edges into something sharp and snappy. Hey watch where you point that thing!





Lucky Numbers for the Week of June 15, 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 June 15-21, 2012:

3, 5, 12, 45, 50, 57, 66, 79

 

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