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Horoscope for the Month of June 2014 and Week of June 2, 2014

Princess diJune is busting out all over with a rash of retrograde planets from Mercury, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. Our thoughts, dreams and personal power can be misunderstood and misdirected. Which way is up? Better not ask right now.

(Princess Diana had Mercury in Cancer)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
If you are looking to get a leg up on the competition in your job, why not wait until your actions produce carefully targeted results? Aries may hit a professional wall or be led astray by a false rumor. So just enjoy the summer with a relaxing vacation or a bunch of leisure activities. It is much nicer to lounge at the beach than sip stale coffee in an office lounge.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
If you have been carefully panning a vacation, be sure to get some second opinions before you book. Taureans are now like bulls in a china shop and could find themselves with a huge bill or sitting among a mess of unanticipated problems. Consider planning diversions closer to home or, better still, let pals decide on the festivities. June in Scranton? How nice....

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis are as hot as any June day. So what will you do about it? Secret admirers are planning something fun but your invitation may get lost in spam. Keep your options open, party within your means and be open to a romantic surprise or two at work. But act on your lusty emotions later this summer lest you scorch the landscape with your personal fire. Ouch!.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Rocky relationships may turn even rockier now so be prepared for any rock and roll. In fact you might push things a little too far with a less-than-well-chosen word to partners. Don’t be goaded to bite, as much as you are tempted to do so. Instead, put out good energies at home with some yet to be done spring cleaning. It is never too late in the season to get caught up.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
There is too much going on behind the scenes at work for you to make too much sense of it. Suffice to say that it is better that you keep your observations and opinions to yourself while the situation evolves. But Leos can sometimes get too concerned about how they are perceived. Don’t be goaded into making a bad move. Don’t bite or ever roar. Just wait....

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
There might be fun in the sun for others now but Virgos can better spend their time plotting their great escape. You may be more focused on making money which can then be sued for a grandly expensive jaunt. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact a great escape might give you an added advantage - greater perspective and world view. So get going.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Your home life may be in a bit of an upheaval this June. Have you taken on too many home based repair or renovation projects? Are pesky relatives making too many demands on you? Whatever is causing you extra stress, resolve to handle it by simplifying your life. Prioritize, Libra. Not everything or everyone deserves to be #1 ... except you.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
You have been contemplating some great things recently. But now, even a small idea can grow quickly, morph into action and get out of control. So if you are in the planning stages of anything important, try to keep it low level and quiet until later in the summer. Scorpios are strategists at heart. Keep an eye on the long view be conservative in any next steps.

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
There are no get rich quick schemes that will work now, Sagittarius. So just forget about that. In fact, quick ideas and rash actions may cause you to lose more than you expect. Better to go off any enjoy the convivial company of friends in some low cost dive. Build your life with rich experiences through June. Go over the top extravagant later in the summer.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
You have an urge to get out in front of the crowd. But are you too much of a good thing? It depends on how much attention you feel you need. Capricorns feel the urge to wow and be front and center but it may be more advantageous for you to hold back in the shadows and see what happens to others first. There is plenty of time for you to take a bow... or even two.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
If your intuition goes into overdrive, take a moment to chill out and meditate. There may be too much going on behind the scenes for you to make much sense of it. Aquarians are happiest when everything is clear, honest and above board. But don’t be naive. When in doubt, take everything with a grain of salt. And add a dollop of sugar to it for taste.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces may misunderstand compadres. Try not to become overly involved in any friendly enterprise. It may wind up taking much more time and effort than you expect. You may also have too many social commitments at one time. Instead of over-scheduling, try to pull back and relax with a special you-know-who. Get to know them even better. Whoo hoo.




Lucky Numbers for the Week of May 30, 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 May 30-June 5, 2014:

1, 2, 5, 33, 36, 40, 49, 61

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


Helen Dunkin

Portrait_of_Helen_DuncanWho is Helen Dunkin and why is she so important in the medium business? Victoria Helen McCrae Duncan (25 November 1897 – 6 December 1956) was a Scottish medium best known as the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act of 1735. In 1944, Duncan was one of the last people convicted under the Witchcraft Act 1735, which made falsely claiming to procure spirits a crime. She was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment.

Dunlin was exposed as a fraud who used dolls, paper mache and cheescloth to perform her seances. She refused to be tested for authenticity. Here is one account.

According to Harry Price in a report of the mediumship of Duncan:

At the conclusion of the fourth seance we led the medium to a settee and called for the apparatus. At the sight of it, the lady promptly went into a trance. She recovered, but refused to be X- rayed. Her husband went up to her and told her it was painless. She jumped up and gave him a smashing blow on the face which sent him reeling. Then she went for Dr. William Brown who was present. He dodged the blow. Mrs. Duncan, without the slightest warning, dashed out into the street, had an attack of hysteria and began to tear her seance garment to pieces. She clutched the railings and screamed and screamed. Her husband tried to pacify her. It was useless. I leave the reader to visualize the scene. A seventeen-stone woman, clad in black sateen tights, locked to the railings, screaming at the top of her voice. A crowd collected and the police arrived. The medical men with us explained the position and prevented them from fetching the ambulance. We got her back into the Laboratory and at once she demanded to be X-rayed. In reply, Dr. William Brown turned to Mr. Duncan and asked him to turn out his pockets. He refused and would not allow us to search him. There is no question that his wife had passed him the cheese-cloth in the street. However, they gave us another seance and the "control' said we could cut off a piece of "teleplasm" when it appeared. The sight of half-a-dozen men, each with a pair of scissors waiting for the word, was amusing. It came and we all jumped. One of the doctors got hold of the stuff and secured a piece. The medium screamed and the rest of the "teleplasm" went down her throat. This time it wasn't cheese-cloth. It proved to be paper, soaked in white of egg, and folded into a flattened tube... Could anything be more infantile than a group of grown-up men wasting time, money, and energy on the antics of a fat female crook.

I for one do not countenance fakes. If you have the gift you should not be afraid of experiments to prove your veracity. If you are a fake, get out of the business - it is bad for everyone.


Ask Madam Lichtenstein - What Happens When You Are Born On the Cusp?

Tarot reader 1Washington, DC: I was born two hours after the change of sun sign from Virgo to Libra. I know that this is called "on the cusp," but there seems to be a disagreement within the astrology community as to whether that means I show characteristics of both signs, or whether I am definitely a Libra, and any Virgo aspects of my personality come from other influences in my chart. Where do you stand on this issue?

Charlene Lichtenstein: Check an Ephemeris to find out your exact sun sign. The cusps shift from year to year but you were born in one sun sign. If you email me your birthdate with year, I can look it up for you.

The reason why you may display attributes of the other sign is that your Venus, Mars and/or Mercury (which tend to be in our sun sign or the sign before or after) are probably in the other sign. You may want to check your whole birth chart with all the planet placements.


Horoscope for the Week of May 26, 2014

Nicole kidmanLife is bright and sunny when the Sun moves from bullish Taurus to chatty Gemini. Expand yoru reach and amp up your social quotient to your full brightness. Become a spectacle. You will dazzle!

(Nicole Kidman has Sun in Gemini)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries have a good time exploring their neighborhood and meeting all their neighbors. Try to find a new hang out, sample a new restaurant or throw a block party. You never know who you will meet. There is something very likeable about you that attracts all sorts of interesting characters. But don’t just fan the air with idle chit chat. At very least, share the local gossip.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Money comes your way without much effort on your part. Other items of value seem to flow your way as well now. Easy gains and effortless comfort? At least it will seem that way. The fact is, Taurus, that nothing comes that easily without some sort of planning or hidden price. The cost reveals itself later once you get use to all the glorious glitter. Ain’t that rich?

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
This week heralds in a time of rewards for all your previous hard work and planning. Haven’t been working much? Haven’t planned anything worthwhile? No matter. People love you for who you are no matter how lazy you’ve been. Enjoy it while you can, Gemini. Too, too soon you will have to pay the piper. Until then have ‘em play the tarantella and dance.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Feeling a bit closed in and claustrophobic? Let it all hang out this week as you let go of any psychological baggage that has been holding you back. Freedom is liberating and you may even stumble upon some secret stash of mementos that reignite old flames and lost loves from the past. Start a raging fire and see how hot it can burn. But don’t get singed.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos needn’t feel alone now, nor should they allow themselves to curl up at home and shut themselves away. This is the time of year to make yourself very well known. You are offered a wide choice of enjoyable social activities. Gather your compadres and make merry. Friends provide the laughs if you can provide the venue. No, not at home. Go paint the town any color!

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Instead of toiling in the backroom for pennies, use the week to break from the general herd and get in front of the pack. Toss a few of your well hidden but great ideas in front of the powers-that-be and see what can they can become. Virgos deserve more than they are getting and can get more than they expect now. At least that is what I’ve been told....

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
What is it that stirs your interest? Pursue it now. Sociable Libras can inflate their circle into a globe and lob it across all sorts of exotic terrains. If you can possibly travel, do so. You can expect to have an especially memorable adventure. If time and money are tight, satisfy your wanderlust with a few lusty wanderers. Oh but let’s keep it anonymous!

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
The week brings out the beast in you. And it’s bout time! Life gets decidedly more interesting and intense. Look your best. You have an earthiness and passion that can change the course of human events... or something like that. Scorpios are not known for their animal tendencies but now you can be tenderized by a few bucking broncos. Yahoo! Ride ‘em!

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Partnerships take on a greater intensity. Sagittarians can and should turn their attention to their significant others and have them figure more prominently in their future plans. For those who are on the hunt, find ways of making yourself more available. Late nights at the office won’t do it. Neither will lunches at your desk. Rub elbows every chance you get.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Make good use of your work schedule, Capricorn. You have a great opportunity to accomplish something of importance on the job. Well, maybe not something earthshaking or monumental but something that you can point to and call your own. Okay maybe it’s more like a nicely written memo ... or a clean desk ... or perfect attendance. Remember that every effort counts!

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians have a rare opportunity to kick back and have fun now. You are inspired and feel more creative. Try something or someone new and see how artistic you really are. Don’t let too much time go by before you begin to plan (and launch) a regatta of ship shape parties. Get all hands on deck. Watch where you put those hands buster!

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
What is it about your home situation that gives everything a different and happy hue? Pisces will kick their feet up and relax with a few close friends or spend their down time decorating their surroundings. For those with a few personal, familial things to get off their chests, say what needs to be said. You are more sensitive to others reactions but don’t get a rash.