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Horoscope for the Month of August 2013 and Week of September 2, 2013

Adam sandlerThoughts run amok as September gets underway. Mercury forms a Grand Cross with retro Pluto and Uranus. Sparkling ideas can spark a fire so be careful when you strike up a conversation. Is it hot in here or is it you? Ouch!

(Adam Sandler has Mercury in Virgo)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Even though you have many opinions about a certain relationship, you know better than to voice them now. Aries are advised to wait and see what happens before they bleat their displeasure. Who knows what can then happen? Things may evolve to a state where you can sit back and be quiet. Maybe. Maybe not. But you have nothing to lose by listening ... for now.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Work is not a quiet haven but that is okay. Taureans can achieve nirvana if they can get out from the center of any office politics. Consider taking a  well earned vacation. Or taking on a project where you can work on your own. If you are tossed into the storm, try to stay on the sidelines or pretend you have a conference call in your office.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis are burning with great ideas, some of which will prove to be exciting and dramatic. So don’t hold yourself back from doing anything creative. Of course, too much time spent on imaginative antics could upset your staid professional image. It is hard to look seriously ambitious wearing ear clamps and a speedo. But if anyone can pull it off, you can.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
You make a startling entrance into any family reunion or gathering. Is it your style? Is it your flair? This could change people’s perceptions of you for years to come. So if you are meeting and greeting, be sure to check yourself in the mirror first to see if you really are who you think you are. If you like who you see, go with it. If you need a revamp, now is the time, Cancer.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos may not be able to contain themselves and that is because they are brimming with energy filled ideas. If you only had an entourage to help you get things done! But you don’t. What you need to do is find ways to accomplish a lot with very few resources. Once you get the ball rolling, others will want to get in on your act. Start rolling.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Can money buy you love? Maybe not, but it will be a tempting course of action for you now. Virgos are in love with love and enjoy lavishing partners with assorted trinkets. I hope you get what you think you are paying for once the champagne runs dry. Build your dreams on solid rock and not on shifting sand. Unless you like collecting shells.... 

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
It is possible to charm others to your way of thinking. But what will you do with all of your ardent admirers, some of whom are beginning to annoy you. Libras need to be very discerning before they slather on their personal oil. Quality, not quantity is the secret to your personal success now. And don’t slip on your own slippery overflow.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
If you listen very carefully, you will hear something secretive and juicy and totally surprising. But what will you do with this fascinating information? Rather than pass it on, let it sit and mull for a while. Things are still in transition and can change very quickly. Scorpios are respected for their accuracy and acumen. Strength is in silence now.  Use it later.

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Even a mild flirtatious and friendly come-on gets totally out of control as friends might misinterpret your intent. Confusion reigns! Sagittarians often make an unintentional ruckus with their words but now it takes on a life of its own. Expect a platonic melee that upends your romantic plans. One day you will sit back and laugh at all of this. For now, have a beer.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Your ambitious professional plans may come under greater scrutiny as the week progresses. But that is not a bad thing,  Capricorn. In fact, you probably need a reality check to see if where you are going is where you want to go. Make an excuse to take a work break to relax and recharge at home. There are things (or folks) there that (or who) need your attention.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Pending legal issues can get a little out of control so see if you can rest your case quietly, without all the demands and theatrics. Compromise is good. Then, travel and see the world. Or travel and see the neighborhood. The most important thing is to expand your horizon so you can see love and life in a new light. Make it a glow and not a strobe, Aquarius.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Words of love and lust can take you to new heights of passion. You become immersed in the thrills, the spills and the chills of a certain lusty relationship. Whew! Is that what you really want? If so, jump right in. If you are seeking something more sedate now, be aware that what you say can lead to mischief. Maybe you can use your lips for something other than banter....



Lucky Numbers for the Week of August 30, 2013

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 Aug 30-September 5, 2013:

12, 32, 33, 47, 50, 52, 63, 77

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

My Hair is Totally Unmanageable. I Must Have Leo Rising!

Leo rising hairThe Rising Sign or the Ascendant is the sign of the zodiac that was on the horizon when you were born. You need to know your birthdate, time and place to calculate your chart - and for the Rising Sign, your time of birth is especially important. A wrong birth time can possibly change your Rising Sign.

 

The Rising Sign indicates how people see you when they first meet you - your overall appearance and manner. It can also indicate what type of childhood you had.

I have Leo rising. For those of us with Leo Rising, our appearance is that of Leo the Lion - theatrical, regal (ahem!), dramatic and lion-like even down to the wild and out of control lion's mane of hair.... which is what I sometimes have. Did I say sometimes? I meant usually. No matter how much "product" I put in my hair, it seems to have a theatrical mind of its own - the crazier the better!

Calculate your Ascendant by using this handy chart - 

Rising sign calculatorHow do each of the zodiac signs impact your appearance when they sit on your ascendant? Let's check them out now:

 

ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20) - Aries ascendants have a bold and brash appearance. Very "ram-like" with high foreheads and direct eyes. These folks seem to say, "Don't mess with me".

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21) - Taurus rising gives a bullish appearance. Calm but stubborn with a strong neck and shoulders. Well defined features and eyes that are kind.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21) - Gemini ascendants are known by their sharp and streamline appearance. Almost wirey, they give off nervous energy with piercing eyes and a wide mouth.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23) - Cancer, ruled by the moon, impacts appearances with a moon-like face that is round and soft. These folks exude emotional warmth and often have full lips and caring eyes.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23) - Leo rising is best indicated by a full "mane" of hair that might be uncontrollable. There may also be a prideful manner in their look and bearing and maybe a bit of drama.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23) - People with Virgo rising look fairly conservative in appearance with a no nonsense air. But because Virgo is also an earth sign, there is an overall warmth.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23) - Those with Libra rising are said to be very attractive with beautiful, symmetrical features and a graceful manner.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22) - Scorpio rising has an intense and passionate appearance with deep penetrating eyes and a sensual mouth. Even your hair is luxurious.

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22) - Sagittarius rising may have a horselike appearance - long face and graceful hair. They exude a curiosity and openness and may have a good hearty laugh.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20) - People with Capricorn rising have a very "buttoned up" appearance. Conservative dress, graceful composed manner and elegant taste.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19) - Aquarius ascendents may have an unusual, arty or worldy appearance. Bold, uncompromisng and smart, they appear to be open to anything.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20) - Piscean rising signs have an otherworldly look to them. Spiritual, with flowing scarves or hair. Their faces are kind and almost angelic.

There is a lot to learn about your ascendant sign. Here are some interesting books on the subject..

 

 


Investing According to Lunar Cycles Tied to Ponzi Scheme

Moon tidesThese are the kinds of news stories that are soooo frustrating:

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Gurudeo "Buddy" Persaud of Orlando, an ex-broker with defrauding investors through an astrology-based Ponzi scheme that bilked clients out of nearly $1 million. In a plea agreement, Persaud was sentenced to prison this week for mail fraud and ordered to pay $948,340.00 in restitution.

The crime?

Persaud pitched investors a "safe" and guaranteed return of between 6% and 18% by investing in stocks, futures, real estate markets and notes based on lunar cycles and the gravitational pull between the moon and the Earth. He believed that the gravitational pull between the moon and Earth affects human behavior, which in turn impacts the stock markets. For example, Persaud believed that when the moon is positioned in a manner that exerts a greater gravitational pull on human beings, they feel down and are therefore more inclined to sell securities in the markets.

There is science to back this up although the interpretation of lunar cycles may not apply to behavior buying and selling market instruments. The article leads you to believe that the crime was the lunar cycle investing until you read further into the story:

The SEC's investigation revealed that from no later than July 2007 until at least January 2011 Persaud raised more than $1 million from investors but invested only a portion, instead using the money from later investors to pay earlier investors in a classic Ponzi scheme. He also used nearly $415,000 of the money to support his and his family members' lifestyles. Persaud issued phony statements to conceal the fraud from investors.The celestial trading scheme was apparently unsuccessful. On the investments that Persaud did execute, he lost $400,000 -- with net losses on trades from the very first month he received investor contributions.

The REAL crime is the Ponzi portion of the scheme - that he paid old investors with money from new investors. The fact that he lost money investing according to lunar cycles is NOT illegal per sey. But the article leads you to believe that that is part of the illegal activity. Bad investing is bad investng whether it is through financial astrology, moon cycles, bad financial research or a bust market. Ponzi schemes are crimes that have nothing to do with bad financial picks or busts.  The resulting press from all of this casts financial astrology as part of a ponzi crime. This just isn't true. Just wanted to clear that up.

You can read the full story here.


Horoscope for the Week of August 26, 2013

Amy winehouseWe magically feel our energies rise as the Sun enters Virgo this week and have the energy to tackle anything and everything. So let’s show the world what we can do. Will you be able to pull a rabbit out of your hat or will it just be a stray hare?

(Amy Winehouse had Sun in Virgo)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
While others lounge the summer away, Aries can be very productive. Your energy levels rise with the temperature and you are inspired to take action. So go and get some things done. Clean off your desk and tackle long standing, detailed tasks. Before you know it you will be faced with the ultimate challenge - how to fill your spare time. How to indeed!

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Make merry this week. Taureans have fun running with artistic  movers and shakers. In fact, your schedule can become frenetic and totally out of control. Try to find time in your packed schedule to kick back and allow the inspiration to flow gently over you. Not everything needs to be rushed, pushed or overpowered.... unless that actually inspires you!.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Your home life becomes the center of your universe. What delightful domestic entertaining events can you plan now? But don’t become reduced to just a kitchen drudge. Geminis deserve a bit of pampering and quiet time to enjoy their surroundings. Be sure to wedge in a few intimate nights alone or with a certain you know who. Ooo, who knew?

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Yak, yak, yak. The words flow, great ideas surface and before you know it, there is a whirlwind of excitement created in your world. Can you harness all these stray thoughts and put them into successful action, Cancer? It is said that this week can be all talk and little action. Let’s show the experts where they are wrong. Of course you will find that easy to do!

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Often, monetary security is not on your list of top priorities. It should be, Leo. Thankfully, you now make some impactful inroads into your future financial security. Do your homework, ask the right questions and take notes. Then embark on some careful investments. Before you know it you make money hand over fist. Where have I heard that before....?

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
It is a time of rebirth, personal growth, planting of seeds for the future and a generally delightful and affirming time. So what are you waiting for, Virgo? Get out of your easy chair and make your impression beyond the couch cushion. Anything that captures your heart and imagination can become reality. Your fans await. Are you ready?

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras feel an inner need, almost an ache to do something good for the community. Now, anything you decide to do to volunteer or contribute will have extra oomph. If you are faced with too many choices, allow yourself to sit back and review them carefully. You have a knack to intuit just what will go the distance and what will sit at the starting line.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
You recognize the importance of friendships. If you do nothing else over the next weeks, be sure to devote some time to strengthening platonic bonds or joining a new club or interest group. Scorpios are very sociable now so grab onto the social zeitgeist and steer the attention to your direction. Grab your paddle and start getting somewhere.

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
You work best under pressure. The fates now show Sagittarians  what they are made of professionally. If the past few weeks have been a hornets nest of intrigue and risk, start poking around and get into the fray. If the past few weeks have had their times of quiet, steamy brewing, pour your efforts into the general stream and get wet. Rewards are for winners, champ.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Your August has had a slow start, but there is plenty of time to make up for it. Recharge your energies and push yourself into the world. Plan a glorious, exciting and exotic vacation Capricorn. Explore some new venues with some new travel mates. If money is tight, find your excesses closer to home. Nothing succeeds like excess.... or something like that.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
The week has a way of making you sexy, sultry and very yummy. This is quite a departure from the usual. Aquarians can bottle and sell it but don’t let it sit on the shelf too long. Overcome your shyness and paint the town red. Use this energy to lure any would-be buzzy lovers into your flytrap. Add water and lots of sun. Hurry and make good use of time!

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
This is not the time to be alone or on your own. Emotional connection rather than independence can ultimately get you what and who you want. Reassess current partnerships (and decide to improve or change them). Or decide to totally change direction and discover new ones. But it’s not always about you, Pisces. Sometimes it is all around you.