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Horoscope for the Week of May 2, 2016

Kanye west1A rally of retrograde planets pummel our world this May. Pluto, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury all conspire to put our best laid plans into a blender. Have your “to do” list ready to go but be prepared to forget all about it.

(Kanye West has Mercury in Taurus)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are awash with concerns about money, long term career plans and day to day job tasks. Can you set down some strategic next steps to help put you on a firmer fiscal footing? Possibly but these steps may veer and change as you go forward. So go in whatever direction you decide but be flexible for anything that life tosses you. Or is it at you...?

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Life looks jolly and fun but beware of the tacks on your dance floor. Ouch! Taureans have hearts as big as the ocean but are apt to sink in any romantic endeavor as their best moves fall short. Don’t despair or drop out of the meeting and greeting game. Just give your style a chance to conform to the ever changing landscape. Then plant your bouquets.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Secrets won’t get you anywhere, Gemini. And this is why it is better to be honest and upfront now when family and partners both seem to be pulling you in different directions. Not everybody will be happy but that is the way it will have to be for now. In the meantime, there is a lot to be said for seeking some alone time. Solitude, at this time, is bliss.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers may not mean what they say or say what they really mean this week. This muddle messaging can get you into a bit of a pickle among friends or co-workers who scratch their heads in confusion. So maybe it is time to listen more than you speak. Save your best speeches for later in the month. You may still not make much sense but others will think you are genius.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Big risks might lead to big rewards, or, more likely this month, unexpected losses. Hold tight to your dough, Leo, and only risk what you can comfortably afford to lose. You will have to work hard to get what you deserve now at work. If there was ever a time to escape and take a long needed vacation, this is it. But can you do it on the cheap...?

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
First impressions are lasting impressions and Virgos are apt to make very memorable and lasting first impressions now. Perhaps that is not what you intend to do, though. My advice is to try to stay in the background and observe events from afar before you act, at least for the next two weeks. After that you shine. Or is that a strobe light type of shine...?

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Are you ready to be quoted? Anything you say could be held against you. Libras with strong opinions may tick off the wrong person - someone who they do not realize that they have insulted. Let others flap the air. It is wise for you to stay silent, composed and ever wise. At least that is what others will think of you. And that will be to your advantage later.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Relationships may become a bit more stressful for the next few weeks, partially because of money issues and partly because of how you are balancing your time between work and fun. Needless to say, Scorpios have a lot on their plates now but you will have to prioritize. When in doubt, surrender to the forces and see where the fates lead you. Lets just see..

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
You are bold and beautiful. At least you think so, Sagittarius. But pause to consider before you burst on the scene and take charge. You may upset the careful balance of power and get some noses out of joint. Some folks will be angry and contemplate revenge. Maybe this is exactly what you want to happen ... but I don’t think so. Keep cool, collected and secretive for now.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Going with your gut could lead you astray now, Capricorn. So continue to explore your creativity but keep an eye on any possible repercussions from some of your more risky antics. It could become a global sensation or take you into new directions. Life will continue to be interesting through the month. Just exactly how interesting is up to you!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians will not be content to plop in front of the TV and chill out this month. In fact they have so much pent up energy that they can’t plop anywhere. You are full of zest and pop and seek connection in any form or with anyone. Whew! Follow your yearnings and see where and to whom they lead. Love might be in the air but it will smell like hearts on fire.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces want to hit the highest height quickly. Anything is possible but build your ascent on a solid foundation so it doesn’t sink later on. Don’t dissipate your energies on nonsense and don’t waste your time on people who are not worth the effort. Be discerning and keep your high energy focused. The sky is the limit. Just beware of low ceilings.

 

 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of April 29, 2016

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 April 29-May 5, 2016:

2, 5, 13, 24, 45, 50, 53, 63

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 April 27, 2016

LovescopesIf our world shakes just a little bit too much this week, try to put all plans aside and ride the wave. You never know where the tide will wash you.

ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Any career plans may take a short detour now as the landscape shifts and priorities change. Don’t be frustrated by any turn of events Aries. This is just the way it goes. There will be time to recoup your professional gains in a few months.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Travel plans may have their ups and downs this week. So if you have itchy feet, Taurus, scratch them closer to home or find some virtual way to expand your horizons. You can have global influence from the comfort of your home for now.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis seek closer connections but may not get connected with the one they really want. Your love missives may hit the wrong target. Won’t you be surprised! Hold on to your heart and be careful with whom you share your secrets right now.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Balance is everything now, Cancer. And that goes double for relationships. Will you demand what you want from partners or wait and see if they come to you? I suggest a wait and see approach. And while you wait, make dinner for them.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos may feel fit and trim but they can overdo a bit too much this week. Check yourself in the mirror and see if you look as good as you feel. If so, go and do what you will do. If not, give yourself a needed and deserved rest. Heck, relax anyway!

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgos may experience some creative blockage this week. Nothing you start to do can be completed to your satisfaction. Don’t go crazy about it. If you are yearning to find art, love and dance, settle for the love and leave it at that.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Family gatherings may have more than their usual amount of drama. Maybe that is what you secretly want, Libra. Getting things out in the open enables you to handle them once and for all. Are your ready to look under that civil veneer?

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios may think they know what to say in some tense situations but he best thing you can do now is to say nothing, Listening will prove to be much more valuable for you to understand all sides. Then you can let loose and give your opinion.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Anything that catches your eye may be bought but I would advise against it now, Sagittarius. In fact you might want to rein in your spending and try to save or invest more. There are no easy gains to be made now. Hard work will get better results.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Capricorns reach for the moon. Will they grab onto it this week? Very possibly but then what? It is good to have big dreams but be sure that those dreams are practical and worth all the effort. Then you can rule the world. Heh, heh.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Anything that you try to keep secret will not be kept secret at all. In fact it could become common knowledge. Aquarians are advised to forget about intrigue and mystery for now. There is nothing to hide anyway. Freedom from fear is glorious.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Friends may become a little too demanding for you Pisces. So if you find that they are asking too much of you, find other activities to occupy your time. Discover a new personal interest or hobby. Read a good book. Do what nourishes you on your own.

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2016'S SECOND MERCURY RETROGRADE

Mercury retrograde2Astrologer Felissa Rose's great analysis on 2016'S SECOND MERCURY RETROGRADE .. which had to be sent three times. Oh those Mercury retrogrades!
 
 
Complete your paperwork, sign those contracts and get your data in order because on Thursday, April 28 at1:21 pm EDT Mercury will be going retrograde. This ends on Sunday, May 22 when Mercury turns direct in motion at 9:23 am EDT.
 
Mercury rules communication, language, the way we pick up, comprehend and process information.
Throughout the entire retrograde period Mercury will be transiting the sign of Taurus starting on April 28 at23 degrees 34 minutes and ending on May 22 at 14 degrees 21 minutes of the sign. Retrograde energy is
internalized. Those born with this position are more likely to be good listeners as opposed to talkers.
They are more apt to mull over their thoughts before verbalizing them, often excelling at writing but not
comfortable doing improv. Taurus is the sign that stabilizes and grounds but is most reluctant to change.
Mercury retrograde periods tends to slow the flow of information and decision making. The movement of
Mercury through Taurus adds to this so patience and forbearance will go a long way.
 
Taurus is the sign of project doers and putterers. With Mars, planet of construction, retrograde now as
well this can be frustrating for those doing hands on projects. Aesthetics aren't affected by this, so buying
or working on things that beautify should work, Finding an old quilt in a thrift store and repairing it, making a hands on necessary repair on a minor object in your home., are some examples of this. To put things in perspective, go ahead and plant your garden but don't start a major landscaping project.
 
Other things to be aware of now is the greater likelihood of breakdowns and problems with technology,
equipment, and objects that have moving parts. If possible avoid buying computers, phones, printers
refrigerators or anything that you have to plug in, requires a battery or runs on circuits. If you're forced to
purchase something mechanical or technical, get a long warranty as there's a good chance you'll be using
it.
 
Unless there's an emergency, medical tests and procedures should be avoided during the Mercury
retrograde period. Information has a way of going astray and if you want clarity it would be best to wait till it's over. The planet Mars rules surgery so it's even better to put it off till Mars goes direct after June 29.
 
Beginning on April 28 when Mercury goes retrograde and ending May 9 when Jupiter turns direct motion,
five planets will be retrograde. They are Saturn, Pluto, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter. This occurs periodically
and many people including myself were born with five planets retrograde. It's a time when energy is
internalized. So with these planets along with Mercury retrograde, look inward, reflect and reassess.
Get a sense of the why, where and who in your life and think before you speak. And read some books.
Many writers were born while Mercury was retrograde, so either do some writing of your own and/or
explore the words written by others.
 
Mercury will next be retrograde from August 30 to September 22, 2016 and December 19, 2016 to January
8, 2017