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The Impact of Sun Spots on the US Economy

SunspotsThere is evidence that natural occurrences can impact human behavior whether it is the full moon that fills up emergency rooms or sunspots that are said to impact the economy.

Michael Mandeville wrote an interesting paper about the impact of sunspots on tumultuous times in our history.  He writes:

A. L. Tchijevsky, a Russian professor of Astronomy and Biological Physics, noticed during World War I that particularly severe battles followed solar flares. Since the sunspots were in a peak period during 1916-17, no doubt the war and its various battles were heavily stimulated by the energies which are boiling off the Sun.

Intrigued by the connection of human behavior to solar physics, Tchijevsky constructed an “Index of Mass Human Excitability”. He compiled the histories of 72 countries from 500 BC to 1922 AD to provide a strong database to articulate his correlations. After rating the most significant events, Tchijevsky found that fully 80% of the most significant human events, mostly related to war and violence, occurred during the 5 years or so of maximum sunspot activity.

Is it possible to ascertain historical times of tumult by using sun spots? Read more here.

 


Horoscope for Month of September 2015 and Week of August 31, 2015

Lady gagaLet’s reap the rewards of all of our hot summer efforts this September. Venus redirects while Saturn moves into rowdy Sagittarius. Expect to tap your limit and fill it to the brim. Enjoy the spillage!

(Lady Gaga has Saturn in Sagittarius)

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IES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)

ARIES (MAR 20-APR 20)

Even the most laid back Aries (and there are very few) are getting itchy feet and need to travel in the next few weeks. You are getting too sedate and home bound. So pack your bags and see what the world has in store for you. If time and money are tight, expand your horizons closer to home with unusual friends, exotic foods and crazy entertainment.... all in that order!

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
There is a tiger in your tank now, Taurus, So what will you do with all of this pent up sexual energy? Will you go on a hunting spree and bag your quarry? Or will you contentedly kanoodle with your special someone and make things closer and more intimate? You will learn a few lessons as well as a few new tricks. Put everything to good use for a happy, loving future..

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis love to be part of a couple and now is the time to make that dream a reality. If you are currently in a relationship, put in the extra effort to make things even better between the two of you. You know what you have to do. If you are currently looking for a match, strike out on your own and you will find a delightful choice of companions. Things will get hot fast.

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Focus on your health and diet now, Cancer, and you will reap the benefits in  time for the holiday season. There is a lot you can do to sculpt your body into the form you desire. It won’t even be that difficult to achieve. Also focus on lowering your stress levels with a mind to mindfulness and mellowness. Become a happy pup with a few downward dogs.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Party hearty you party animal. The next few weeks brings your popularity rating to an all time high. Good thing too, Leo. You were getting too sedate and routine. Take a risk and stir things up with a dash of romance. Now is the time to ramp up your creativity and your curiosity. Curiosity may have killed the cat but remember that you also have nine lives. Grrrr.

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Take some time to relax and enjoy your personal surroundings over the next few weeks, Virgo. This can mean a few mellow nights on your own to recharge or it could be something more energetic like a complete home makeover. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to include time to invite your merry band over to make your evenings more complete.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras always seem to know just what to say to get others to do just what they want. There is no truer time than now to make your opinions known. Not only will they have great impact, you share them with the right people who will move some of your more important personal projects one step forward. Of course if you have nothing special to say you can always just mime.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Focus more on your finances so they make more “cents”, Scorpio. You have learned a few new fiscal lessons and are ready to implement them. But life is more than just making money - isn’t it? Check to see if there is something else that needs a little tender loving care and attention. Just staying home and counting your money can get fairly lonely. Uh, can’t it??

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
You are catapulted into the center of attention and will get several opportunities to make your next big move - in whatever area you decide. So don’t waste your time on trifles, Sagittarius. Make the most of the influential people you will meet now. Dazzle them with your knowledge and aptitude. Then go and make your mark... beyond a smudge.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Your intuition is on the mark Capricorn. And that is because you have amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding others’ motivations. You have been very observant and have picked up clues along the way. Be strategic and cautious. Play your cards close to the vest. You will glide to success. Then you can turn the tables on your adversaries!

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Now is the time to expand your social circle, Aquarius. Use the time to join new organizations and clubs. You never know who you will meet that can change your life for the better. Of course there are those who are ready to provide a bit of mischief and mayhem. Decide how much real excitement you want and need and plan accordingly. Then, hang on tight!

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
If you have your eye on the next step on the corporate ladder, be prepared to climb up. Just be sure to wait for the right moment to connect to the powers-that-be and make your move. You have done all of your homework and have demonstrated your talents, Pisces, and this will carry you through. For those who prefer to sleep under their desks, however, all bets are off!  



Lucky Numbers for the Week of August 28, 2015

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 August 28 - September 3, 2015:

16, 25, 28, 31, 43, 57, 66, 72

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


LoveScope for the Week of August 26, 2015

LovescopesGet serious this week and get some long simmering projects off the back of your stove and onto the front burners. I smell something great cooking!

ARIES   (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
The harder you work, the more you can make certain things happen. This burst of self confidence and grit will serve you well over the next few months Aries. Your productivity soars and you become top of the heap. Which heap is up to you.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Fun may have its serious moment this week as you find that you can learn alot through your creativity. So go for the gusto Taurus and see where things take you spitiually, romantically and personally. Greatness requires risks. Take a risk.

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Concentrate on home based projects and see how much you can accomplish with a little extra hard work and careful planning. Geminis love to entertain so be sure to also plan some fun get togethers. Show off your cooking abilities ... or maybe order in?

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Measure your words carefully. What you say now can have great impact and implications for your future success. Cancers can be emotional. Now temper your emotion with cold hard facts. You will be unbeatable and eloquent.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
This is a great time to examine your leaky finances and plug them up. There is money to be made, Leo, and youo are the one to make it. So do your homework, ask the right advice and start investing. Today the bank account. Tomorrow the world..

VIRGO   (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
You make a very favorable and even impressive first impression now, Virgo. So don’t sit at home and wait for a knock on the door. Get out and about and meet and greet. The folks you meet now will help you move forward and up, up, up.

LIBRA   (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Go tell a secret this week. Heck, tell a few. You need to rid yourself from anything that is holding y ou back from success, Libra, and that includes internal roadblock and secret fears. Once you are totally liberated you will rule.

SCORPIO   (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Friends come to your rescue, Scorpio. So that means that you should be planning a few friendly get togethers with friends and friends of friends. Let’s see how many connections you can make before you get all tangled up. Will you be left hanging?

SAGITTARIUS   (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians begin to realize that, with a little plotting and planning they can make it to the top of the corporate ladder sooner than later. So keep your eyes on the prize and build your professional reputation. It is never lonely at the top.

CAPRICORN   (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
If you have been feeling bored and a bit tired, it is time to get out of your rut and routine. Evergize your life either through travel or doing new things from classes to hobbies. Capricorns can succeed in anything they choose. Choose something fun.

AQUARIUS   (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Even hopelessly romantic, possibly disappointed-in-love Aquarians can find someone who can put some zip in their doodah. Will it be a trip to the moon on gossamer wings or just one of those crazy things? Let yourself be dazzled and crazed.

PISCES   (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Find out what you need in a relationship and go out and find it this week, Pisces. If you are currently involved, resolve to make it stronger. If you are looking, check out some new places to look. You only need one person to make a team.

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Ladybug Thoughts

LadybugI was at the beach yesterday and it was hot! All of a sudden a ladybug landed on my arm and I was taken aback. Not foliage, no flowers - just hot sand - and this adorable little bug was there .. and on me!I didn't want to crush it and put it on the arm on my sand chair. It eventually flew away. That night I dreamed of a large ladybug - the largest I ever saw.

And then I wondered if all of this ladybug stuff - the visit and the dream - meant anything. I recalled reading about ladybugs and what their arrival portends. The one thing I remembered was that they are lucky. According to Spirit- animals, experiencing a ladybug is a good thing:

If Ladybug has flown into your life;

The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled. Higher goals and new heights are now possible. Worries begin to dissipate. New happiness comes about. Ladybug also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams. Let things flow at their natural pace. In the due course of time, our wishes will all come true. Alternatively she could be signalling that you can leave your worries behind and that new happiness is on its way. Ladybug signals you to to not be scared to live your own truth. Protect your truth and know that it is yours to honor.

If Ladybug has come into your Dreams;

To dream of a ladybug (also known as a ladybird) is a sign that you are likely to experience a run of good luck in the near future. To dream of many ladybugs can point to feeling as though things are somewhat out of control, as though a lot of small things are going wrong. Consider ways in which you can take one step at a time to feel more in control of your life and your work. To see a ladybug in your dream can also symbolizes beauty. The dream may also be a metaphor for a lady who is bugging you in your waking life. Perhaps there is an issue that you need to address with this lady. If the ladybug is unusually big, then it is analogous to the magnitude of the problem.

 To learn more about your dreams, read the Dreamer's Dictionary