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LoveScope for the Week of December 31, 2014

LovescopesRelationships glitter and those on the prowl will bag a winner. Don’t sit a t home. Get out and ring in the new with a festive flourish.

ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
There might be a new face of authority at work who takes a shine to you. Will you be tempted to complicate your life with a professional new years fling? Wait and countdown to zero, Aries. 2015 will bring you more than you bargain for in love.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Find something (or someone) new and exciting for this new years week, Taurus, that will spice up your life and give you a festive zetz. But don’t pop your cork for any old dusty bottle. Let it be refreshing, sweet and intoxicating!

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Romance will be in the stars for you this week. Geminis can be very flirtatious and now your casual charm will attract a multitude of admirers. You may be overbooked for New Years Eve. How to choose? How to choose? But choose you must.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Grab your favorite ceratin someone and plan a new years celebration for two. Maybe you prefer to kanoodle at home. Or maybe plan a romantic evening out. Whatever you decide, it will be a night to remember, Cancer. Unless you overindulge!

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Nothing says Happy New Year like an office party, Leo. Even if one is not planned, try to get a few colleagues together and celebrate. You never know who might be interested in further partying.  A certain noisemaker may toot your horn.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Even quiet Virgos need some intense fun this week. Why not? You have been very diligent and careful with your love life recently. It is time to unleash your heart and let it soar. Make a resolution to take some calculated risks. No risk no reward.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Plan a New Years Eve bash at home this year. Not only will you have an amazing set of guests, you will also know just how to cater it to get everyone happy and festive. Or maybe you just want a select party of two? That could work, Libra!

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios know just what to say to get the relationship of their dreams. And not a moment too soon. Plan a new years evening with your special someone and see how nicely the conversation flows. Or maybe you don’t have to say anything....

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Find ways of spoiling your love with some trinkets and treasures this week, Sagittarius. Splurge a little and see how happy you can make a relationship. They say that money can’t buy love but it can sure buy a bathtub full of champagne!

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
You are the center of attention and may have more than a few admirers. What will you do with all of this high energy, Capricorn? Use it to your advantage! It is never too late to plan for a romantic new years rendevous with one particular admirer.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Delve into your intuition and see who you can conjure up for romance, fun and frolic. Aquarians can be very logical; now maybe a bit too logical. Go with your gut, take a reckless leap of faith and see where and how you land. Envision a soft caress.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Friends are up for anything this holiday week so jump on their party express and see who else gets on and where you go. Pisces love the thought of love. Is there a platonic relationship that can heat up? I am thinking fish fry for New Years Eve.


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The Benefits of Meditation

MeditationThere seems to be many benefits in doing meditation . In addition to reducing stress, one study has concluded that long-term meditators show increases in the thickness of their cerebral cortex, a structure that plays a pivotal role in thought, language, memory and awareness.
 
And you don't even have to be a long time practitioner of meditation to enjoy its benefits. Recent studies show that structural changes in the brain can occur in as little as eight weeks following participation in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. The brain has shown tremendous capacity for neurogenesis and synaptogenesis with the repetition and practice of a new skill.
 
What a great time to get into meditation - in preparation for a healthy and happy new year!
 
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Horoscope for the Month of January 2015 and Week of December 29, 2014

Shakira 1January rings in a new year and a new you with every personal planet - Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Sun - traveling through  Aquarius at some point in the month. So be bold! Be inspiring! Be unique! But don’t behave!

(Shakira has Sun in Aquarius)

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ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
You will have so much on your social plate this January that you won’t know where to start ... or stop. Every friend and even some acquaintances, want a piece of you. This is not a bad thing Aries but you will have to make some tough decisions about what you need to forgo and into what you should immerse. Once you have decided, get totally wet!

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
You may think that you are readying yourself for some downtime or even an early retirement but not so fast, Taurus. Career options heat up to a rapid boil and you might find yourself more in the belly of the corporate beast and less on your belly on a  calm beach. Take every opportunity as it comes. Some may have unexpected perks. Or is it jerks....?

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Get out of your usual routine this January and travel. You have been too cooped up and myopic, Gemini. Seeing the world with fresh eyes will be refreshing. If time and budgets are tight find ways to expand your world view in cheaper ways. Maybe an esoteric class? Or a foreign film? Or even a spicy meal in some strange neighborhood? Whatever gets you going.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Open yourself up to new possibilities and deeper personal connections - both physical and psychological - this January. Cancers may find that they are attracted to older, wiser or more established (read: rich) love interests. And why not? They say it is as easy to fall in love with royalty as it is with a serf. But I actually think it is easier.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Your relationships are ready for a reboot this January so make a new years resolution to do better and be more present in any one to one interaction. Leos enjoy being the center of attention and adoration but it is a good idea to spread the good vibes around. Who knows? You may find that you wield more influence as the power behind the throne than on sitting on it.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Starting the new year with a new health regime may be your ticket to success Virgo. Whether that means starting a new diet, getting to the gym more often, running a marathon or something stress reducing like yoga or meditation, is totally up to you. The important thing is to start somewhere. Try to get into ship shape for cruise season. Ahem.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Party season doesn’t have to stop at New Years, Libra. In fact it can continue for at least another month. So don’t poop out while the music is still hot and the drinks are still cold. Find new avenues of entertainment and bring your posse along. Or try something artistic and creative. Get your juices going without getting too squeezed.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
There is too much to do around the house this January so plan on being closer to home than usual. Scorpios need to map out their domestic agenda and see where they can make household improvements. Do your research and ask advice from the experts. Soon you will have the perfect crib where you can be babied. Hot tub or personal sauna anyone?

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
January is the month to get the word out on any deeply important personal project or initiative. You will not only have a willing and eager audience, you will also be able to magnify your opinions and move things forward. Sagittarians like to make strong personal statements. Do you want to shake the world? Just be careful of the aftershocks.  

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
If you are compiling your new years resolutions this January be sure to include a section on your finances. It is time to get serious about your money Capricorn. That means saving, investing and planning for the future. Many of you are already on the road but there are still some of you that need to get going. It is never too late to start a nest egg. Sit on it until it hatches.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians are in the center of the action and cannot help but become the social directors of 2015. Get your new year in gear with a range of fun events that get the influentials within your sphere of influence. Launch new projects, meet new people, put forward your new ideas designed to create a new, magnetic you. You will move the tides and defy gravity.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
There is so much going on behind the scenes that you can be forgiven for feeling a little paranoid. But you don’t have to worry. ANything that seems hidden or mysterious will soon make it self apparent to you. In fact you may have the opportunity to gain the upper hand in a highly political situation. Be a bit mysterious yourself Pisces. Keep ‘em thinking!


Lucky Numbers for the Week of December 26, 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 December 26, 2014-January 1, 2015:

4, 11, 14, 17, 20, 22, 31, 50

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