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REALLY Clean Your House

CleaningI have always lived in relatively new apartments - ones that were unlikely to have any lingering spirits or bad energies in need of calming down or expanding up. But for those who live in old homes, those with long histories, you may have found yourself in need of a spirit cleanser. Someone to clean your house in a less dusty way.

Spirit removers spiritually clean, with some amazing results. Here is an excerpt of a longer article on the subject.

Bhakti Sondra Shaye does windows. She also scours microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers and closets. Ms. Shaye, 49, who has an M.F.A. in creative writing and practiced for years as a corporate lawyer, is no mere clutter buster. She is what is known as a space clearer. And she was there to perform a really deep spring cleaning of an apartment, beyond anything the vacuum might reach — way, way beyond. The dust bunnies were safe; it was bad vibes she would be Hoovering up.

Beloved by reality television show producers and Manhattan real estate brokers, space clearers like Ms. Shaye barely garner a raised eyebrow anymore. Running off the fumes of the big four religions, with a lacing of indigenous ritual and a dash of early 20th-century palaver — Madame Blavatsky by way of L. Ron Hubbard — the shamans and healers, mystics and mediums of the last century’s not-so-New Age have become indispensable exterminators for certain homeowners in New York and other big cities, who summon these psychic scrubbers to wash their apartments and town houses (as well as their offices and even some events) with ho-hum regularity. They get more publicity than most decorators and architects, and have armfuls of testimonials from brokers at companies like Core and Corcoran.

Uncertain times, it seems, call for unorthodox housekeeping — or “that extra advantage,” as Desiree Gruber, a founder of “Project Runway,” put it.

Jeff Sharlet, who has written extensively about faith and religion in this country (his last book, Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country In Between came out in 2011), would argue that woo-woo ablutions are no longer merely a coastal practice. “It’s in many ways a small-town Midwestern phenomenon, a red-state phenomenon as much as a blue one.”

Fair enough. But why clean so, ah, thoroughly? Why not? asked Dominic Teja Sidhu, 31, a curator, creative director and art adviser who said he calls upon Ms. Shaye for all his projects, including photo shoots, gallery shows and art installations. “It’s very affordable, the cost of a car service, and the money is going to such a good place,” he said. (Regarding the money: Ms. Shaye charges $50 for a project clearing, $250 for a remote home clearing and from $350 to as much as $1,000 for an on-site zhoosh of an entire house.)

Like Ms. Shaye’s Web site, Ms. Biziou’s erupts with testimonials, including those from marketers at Coca-Cola and Coty, as well as a founder of the spin studio SoulCycle and a former ambassador. What has changed in her 20-year practice, Ms. Biziou said the other day, is her client base, which in recent years has widened from those mostly in the entertainment industry to those in “the straighter professions,” as she puts it, “doctors, lawyers, Wall Streeters.” Another growth category, she said, is divorcing couples and the post-divorce house clearing.

Horoscope for the Week of August 12, 2013

Ryan goslingWhat is it that gets our pulses racing? What is it that makes us so seductive? Venus, the planet of love, enters charismatic Libra and sends our love missives to appreciative recipients. Ready, aim, hearts on fire!

(Ryan Gosling has Venus in Libra)

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Sedate and boring partnerships get a zap of energy now. Seek to either improve current tete a tetes or find more exciting ones. Communication improves and any lingering issues are settled to the happiness of both sides. So take all  types of relationships to new levels of trust. Feel the love, Aries. It is warm and mushy .... err well sometimes anyway.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
If the water cooler talk heats up to a rapid boil you know that you have what it takes to weave your personal magic in your workplace. Taureans become the charmers of the office and everyone wants to make you blissfully happy. Grab those lucky breaks and ask for anything that you have secretly coveted. Well, I would stop at the nude personal assistant.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis know how to have fun this week. You are the spark of the social circuit so get connected and see who you can zap. Your presence is demanded at every A list event. As long as you are increasing your stock value, get involved in projects that creatively tickle your muse. Start with a box of crayons and see where the line is drawn.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
If your domestic surroundings are beginning to look a little worn, use the week to spruce ‘em and goose ‘em up. Cancers are inspired to turn their drab homes into palaces. But don’t stop there. Beautify and harmonize your family situation too. Open up lines of communication, build bridges and repair frayed wires. You will be a shining light.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Even the most aggressive Leos manage to cream their way into others hearts. Words of love now leap effortlessly from your lips. And you can also be very charming in your day to day chatter. So what are you waiting for? Since you  know what to say and when to say it, say it already! Turn on the heat, pour on your spicy sauce and see who gets heartburn!

You are very generous with your creativity and freely give away your best tricks of the trade. And yet, there are times when you can and should cash in on your great and forward thinking ideas. Now is one of those rare and precious times, Virgo. Give some thought to quantifying your happiness. All that glitters may not be gold but gold can certainly keep you shining.

Who turns from ugly duckling into a swan? Let’s guess who... Libras sparkle with charisma and become the adored centers of attention. Look the part and spread your good cheer in new gardens. Make good use of time before the winds start to shift. Start new projects and plant your seeds for future opportunities now. Oh, do I see something sprouting...?

A bright light is suddenly turned on in your dark hidden corners. Scorpios may be startled at how much debris and dust has built up. A new broom sweeps clean now. Achieve a sense of liberation when you toss off your excess psychological baggage and allow yourself to start fresh. You have a karmic wax build up that needs to be scrapped, buffed and shined.

Compadres have a way of getting into your act and that's a very good and welcome thing now. Sagittarians ache to be in the epicenter of the social swirl. So plan as many play dates as your dance card can carry. Become a celestial body around which all lesser orbs circle. Who knows who is lurking among the hoi poloi? They could be your next play toy.

Those cold steely glances around the office suddenly heat up to a melting point. Capricorns find themselves on the executive dining room menu. Enjoy all the attention and  adoration. Be sure to make good use of your time in the spotlight to step up a rung on the corporate ladder. Professionally you can do not wrong. Socially, well that is another matter....

Trolling in cyberspace or traveling far afield for your excitements begins to pay off in terms of recognition and encouragement. Spread your cheer to all corners of the earth either through travel or collaborative study. You will learn a thing or three in your efforts. Aquarians become international sensations. Either that or your cell phone is buzzing.

Pisces ooze sexiness and can attract pretty much anyone  they desire. What a nice turn of events! Spread your oil and heat it up this week. You start cooking and can fry more than a few eggs at the same time. But don’t be solely self satisfying. You will soon realize that a good give and take is more satisfying than a take, take, take. Well at least this week.

Lucky Numbers for the Week of August 9, 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 9-15, 2013:

5, 7, 23, 38, 42, 47, 59, 76

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

Void of Course Moons - September 2013

For those of you who track the void of course moons through the months, here is September 2013. Read more about the definition of the VOC and see how they can improve your timing. And as you get more involved    in the rhythms and flows of the planet energies, I highly recommend: Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth. The author reveals the unvarnished truth about what it takes to     consciously grow as a human being. As you read, you’ll learn the seven    universal principles behind all successful growth and practical, insightful methods for improving your health, relationships, career, finances, and more.

A big thank you to renowned astrologer Felissa Rose for the charts.


MOON VOID OF COURSE –- September 2013


                                                                              SIGN MOON ENTERS

VOID BEGINS         VOID ENDS                                  AFTER VOID

Sat Aug 31 8:08 pm To Sun Sep 1 8:02 pm                   Moon enters Leo

Tue Sep 3 1:53 pm To Wed Sep 4 6:45 am                  Moon enters Virgo

Fri Sep 6 6:11 am To 3:14 pm                                    Moon enters Libra

Sun Sep 8 4:47 pm To 9:45 pm                                   Moon enters Scorpio

Tue Sep 10 11 5:22 am To Wed Sept 11 2:37 am         Moon enters Sagittarius

Thu Sep 12 1:09 pm To Fri Sep 13 5:57 am                 Moon enters Capricorn

Sat Sep 14 7:18 pm To Sun Sep 15 8:06 am                Moon enters Aquarius

Mon Sep 16 4:20 am To Tue Sep 17 9:59 am              Moon enters Pisces

Thu Sep 19 7:14 am To 12:59 pm                              Moon enters Aries

Fri Sep 20 9:26pm to Sat Sep 21 6:34 pm                  Moon enters Taurus

Mon Sep 23 3:14 am To Tue Sep 24 3:35 am              Moon enters Gemini

Thu Sep 26 7:22 am To 3:26 pm                               Moon enters Cancer

Sun Sep 29 3:31 am To 3:58 am                                Moon enters Leo


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Horoscope for the Week of August 5, 2013

Michael jacksonChatty Mercury makes a move into Leo this week. Your words pack a powerful and compelling punch. Show your pearlies to the world and see where it gets you. Hmmm...

(Michael Jackson had Mercury in Leo)

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Although the term “creative genius” is overused, Aries find a way to make it all fresh and relevant now. There is something about you that is sparkling, exciting and cutting edge. Your efforts reap big rewards and loads of accolades. But don’t let it all go to your head. Remain down to earth, humble and highly sensitized to others’ feelings. Yeah, yeah, yeah.....

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
There is more than just a little cynicism circling around conversations with family. But even a stubborn Taurus can’t help but become more open. This may be your chance for getting to the heart of the matter and in doing so, solve a few long burning domestic issues. Don’t compromise. Just find a way to charmingly bring them around to your way of thinking.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
You are brimming with grand and dramatic opinions that cannot be contained or edited. Geminis are pressed to get a few things off their chests. Does it matter that you have a very short window to get your message through? Be sure to prioritize and don’t delay on the most important points. Intense conversations can become electric .... if you’re lucky.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Although you are usually impractical and a bit of a spendthrift, this week gives you new perspective on old financial positions. Whether you are a bull or a bear, it is possible to reassess how you approach money and what you need to do to strengthen your fiscal foundation. Cancers currently spend to feel happy with someone. Why not happily feel someone instead?

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos are thrust into the center of attention and rub their elbows with the high and mighty. The fates bring you into serendipitous contact with important movers and shakers, albite briefly. Strike while the iron (and you) are hot. You are the master of glib conversation with crates of unctuous charm and a very oily wit. Don’t drip your oil on your shirt.

Virgos are a bit more intuitive now. You realize that you can no longer sweep the cosmic dust under the rug and need a good cleaning of any cosmic debris. If you can manage to tone down the static and really listen to your inner voice, you now discern the answers to many pressing questions. Rub your crystal ball and see what manifests. Whoo hoo.

As much as you try to hide and fade into the background, there will be someone or something that pulls you back into the social whirlpool. Don’t be shy and retiring, Libra. Find yourself a bevy of party hearty pals and spread yourself thin. Don’t hang around with the same old crowd though. Go beyond your regular posse and gain some new posse-bilities.

The powers-that-be are watching your every move. Give them an eyeful of your considerable talent. Scorpios can make good use of the week by squeezing the lumpen proletariat and finding strategic opportunities to present the best ideas to senior staff. You will charm the corporate sharks. And if all else fails, go shark fishing with a speargun.

If the routine is grinding you down, change your focus to vacationing. Sagittarians yearn for relaxation, recharging of energies and a bit of adventure in faraway lands. Consider a more exotic destination and don’t scrimp on the arrangements. You will coordinate your plans with a certain someone. The summer sizzle captures your imagination. Is it hot in here or is it you?

What is it about this week that makes Capricorns so lusty and sexy? Why ask why. This can be a great time to surprise lovers with your alluring zest and verve. You can even attract a gaggle of admirers. But don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. Mystery and a bit of aloofness makes you even more seductive. Try to play hard to get and hard to hold.

If there has been an unspoken wall between the two of you, this is the week to break down any communications barrier. Aquarians sometimes avoid confrontation. In fact there is no need to argue. Careful diplomacy will work wonders. And if you are seeking new liaisons, you will find successful come-on lines are a real come on... if that is your thing.

If your thoughts turn to healthy activities, don’t push them away as idle time wasters. They may prove to be very useful and impactful. Pisces benefit by a review of everyday habits including exercise (or lack thereof) and diet (or too much of). Tend to the body politic and vote for improvement. Yes it is possible to improve on perfection as strange as that seems.

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