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Did a Mural on Her Building Put a Curse on a Politican?

Cock mural on buildingNew York politics are sometimes a bit unusual.

I don't know if a large mural of a rooster with something wrapped around its neck constitutes a curse but I am open to hearing both sides of the story.

According to the New York Post, Gwen Goodwin, 52, who lost the Democratic primary to winner Melissa Mark-Viverito, says her nemesis targeted her East 100th Street building as the canvas for a five-story image of a bodiless rooster atop wooden poles. The head is just below the window of the apartment where Goodwin has lived since 1997.

“According to neighbors of Puerto Rican and other backgrounds, in the Caribbean culture, this constituted a curse and a death threat, as a swastika or a noose would symbolize typically to many Jews or African-Americans,” Good­win alleges in a Manhattan Supreme Court suit she filed Friday.

Many New York Puerto Ricans practice a hybrid religion called Santeria, which is based on Catholicism but includes voodoo-like ceremonies and animal sacrifices. East Harlem even boasts a specialty shop dedicated to the religion called Justo Botanica, at East 104th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Mark-Viverito was the head of an urban-art campaign launched last summer called Los Muros Hablan (“the walls speak”). The effort celebrates Latino culture by painting murals on walls across the five boroughs. She partnered with Goodwin’s landlord, Eastside Managers Associates, for the East Harlem project, which was dedicated on Sept. 1. But Goodwin claims her rival’s motives were pure evil.

“This is supposed to be a professional politician who came and graffitied the side of my building,” Goodwin told The Post. Goodwin said she endured “emotional distress” from the alleged spell that distracted her from running a winning campaign. “This intimated me and caused me fear. I’m a Christian. I don’t believe outside my religion, but strange things were happening,” Goodwin claimed. She said that she suddenly got a blood clot in her foot and that a close friend began “acting crazy” right after the mural went up.

Void of Course Moons - February 2014

For those of you who track the void of course moons through the months, here is February 2014. 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 –- February 2014


                                                                              SIGN MOON ENTERS

VOID BEGINS         VOID ENDS                                  AFTER VOID

Sun Feb 2 11:36 am To 11:56 pm                              Moon enters Aries

Tue Feb 4 6:15 pm To Wed Feb 5 4:48 am                 Moon enters Taurus

Thu Feb 6 11:51 pm Fri Feb 7 To 1:45 pm                  Moon enters Gemini

Sun Feb 9 4:10 pm Mon Feb 10 To 1:34 am                Moon enters Cancer

Wed Feb 12 5:52 am To 2:16 pm                              Moon enters Leo Fri Feb 14 10:14 pm

Sat Feb 15 To 2:27 am                                             Moon enters Virgo

Mon Feb 17 12:06 am To 1:24 pm                             Moon enters Libra

Wed Feb 19 4:53 pm To 10:34 pm                             Moon enters Scorpio

Fri Feb 21 5:11 pm Sat Feb 22 To 5:13 am                 Moon enters Sagittarius

Mon Feb 24 4:26 am To 8:51 am                               Moon enters Capricorn

Wed Feb 26 5:52 am To 9:57 am                              Moon enters Aquarius

Fri Feb 28 5:56 am To 9:54 am                                 Moon enters Pisces

You can email Felissa at: felissarose@fairpoint.net or visit her website at www.accessnewage.com/felissa

You can also check the Void of Course Moon cycle by consulting an Ephemeris.

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Ask Madam Lichtenstein - Is Astrology Bunk?

Tarot reader 1Bethesda, MD: What do you think of people who dismiss Astrology as entertainment?

Charlene Lichtenstein: Sun sign astrology - the kind that you read in the general newspapers - is more entertainment. But when you consult a professional astrologer about your personal birth chart, it's more like going to a therapist. A birth chart analysis is extremely personal and unique and revealing. But I do understand when people criticize astrology based on a newspaper column that can apply to hundreds of Libras all at the same time.

Horoscope for the Week of January 6, 2014 and 2014 Horoscope

Steve jobsThe new year 2014 enters with a big whoosh! A Grand Cross with Uranus (surprises), Pluto (power), Mercury (ideas), Mars (actions) and Jupiter (expansion) sets the stage for a year of change in a big, big way. Have an idea? Set the fuse and watch it go, go, go ... out of control! 

(Steve Jobs had Jupiter in Cancer)

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Your star rises and shines at the top of the corporate heap as the new year gets underway. But will you climb each rung with an air of humility and grace or will you scramble up by pushing others off onto their respective professional dumps? Be confident but not dishonorable, Aries. Think about your public face and smile graciously as you scratch and claw behind the scene.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Taureans feel like empty vessels just waiting to be filled with all sorts of interesting, even relatively useless bits of information. Anything to touch the veneer of genius. 2014 proves to be a great year to expand your knowledge and overall wisdom. You talk a good game. Can cleverness alone bring you to nirvana? Maybe not but you will be the spark of the party circuit.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis can be especially headstrong early in the year. Somebody plants a bee in your bonnet and you are buzzing with spit and fire. Friends may not know what to make of all of this rant. They think that you are racing towards a  mirage. Get a grip, take a deep breath and survey the course of events. Looking for love in all the wrong places? Lucky you.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
The new year is all about you, Cancer - expansion, glory, riches and accolades. That is if you can find that ineffable balance between your ego, partner’s needs, professional obligations and home interests. Egads, can this be done? Maybe and maybe not. Giving up what you have always desired for the sake of someone else is new terrain. Uhhh very new....

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos may sound surprisingly wise as the new year gets underway. Your head is filled with expansive and prescient ideas that, through sheer gumption, can come to fruition. Stay close to home, apply the pressure and don’t chatter on about it. The more you espouse the more you expose. Brrrr. Just let your actions speak louder than your words.

Who let you out of your cage? Virgos become party animals this new year and are the ones to go to for a grrrreat time. No matter how awful an event may sound, you find a way to liven it up with all sorts of spicy company. And money is no object! A combination of all of this activity may get lovers in a snit but it seems like you have a mandate. Hey, whatever turns you on!

There is something wild and wonderful about you as the new year gets underway. Is it your unusual appearance? Perhaps it’s your dreamy allure. Libras turn heads and manage to impress the top tier. Good because partners may be decidedly unimpressed. Go your own way if you must but those January nights can get pretty cold and lonely. Not in Maui though!

Your intuition ramps up in early 2014 and leads you into new areas of exploration and amusement. Wandering the great expanse seems like fun until you get lost in some faraway forest. Then it’s a heck of a lot of work to undo what you have done, Scorpio. Be sure to pack a boatload of breadcrumbs for the long walk home. I hope you don’t attract any pigeons enroute.

If a certain monetary scheme looks too good to be true, chances are you will jump into it head first in the new year. Sagittarians dream of the easy life, full of extravagances and riches that they intend to share among their friends and various lovers. Well keep your day job. Somewhere there is a land where money is ripe for the picking. I haven’t found it yet though.

Capricorns are tired of waiting expectantly in the background, waiting for an opportunity to display their considerable talents. This new year may finally be the time to make their presence known at work, home and in relationships. Pushy, pushy, pushy. It may not get you the type of recognition that you expect or want. Instead of a fierce push, try a gentle prod. Oh yes!

No sooner do you think of something to say than it is out of your mouth and hitting its mark. Smack! Early 2014 may go down in your personal history as your era of the Big Mouth. This can make you rather popular in certain circles but it can also lead you astray. But don’t worry. Aquarians are known for their charm... in some circles.

The new year brings romance, giddy fun, a host of pals and an assortment of freeloaders who come along for the jolly ride. Who is paying the freight? Let’s guess. Pisces wind up as the hosts with the mosts. But don’t catch a monetary chill by spending more than you can reasonably afford. Keep your eye on the bottom line and learn to split the checks this year.

Lucky Numbers for the Week of January 3, 2014

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 3-9, 2014:

10, 25, 27, 36, 69, 70, 74, 80

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

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