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LoveScope for the Week of June 29, 2016

LovescopesOur energy levels are turned up to full boil. We feel more oomph this week to do what we want to do when we want to do it, without asking for permission. So just do it!

ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Lusty Aries have been holding themselves back over the past few weeks. But now you can unleash your sensuality and give as good as you get. Survey your list of lovers and see you piques your interest. Then get piquing before you lose energy. Whew!

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
What do partners want from you, Taurus? That is the big question this week. Give them oodles of attention and see how they react. Surprise them.They may need tender loving care or a helping hand. Or a sexy combination of both!

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Your office becomes a hot bed of activity through the week. Expect a heady love encounter by the water cooler for any available lusty Gemini. Well, maybe it’s just a shallow drink of flirtation... What ever it is, don’t drip on your desk, honey buns.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Party hearty, Cancer! You find a delicious cherry in your dessert as a bevy of romantic possibilities gather into your area of influence. Gobble it all up. Who knows what can happen from here? A passing nibble may become the stuffing of life long dreams.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos happily eye the bottom line and are tempted to spend a little more than expected on home improvements that make your nest a love nest. Go for it .. within your budget. You’ll never regret buying that red leather reclining couch. Ho ho ho!

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Speak up and let folks know what you really want. This is the week to make your saucy opinions known and devoured. Lighten up any gathering and charm a few charmers. Put your tongue to better use than just flapping the air, Virgo.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Can money buy happiness? You will find out this week, Libra. Suddenly you are the one who everyone wants to hang around with and the one who knows how to splurge on any urge. Is it your lavishness or lasciviousness that attracts? Who cares?

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
You are a shooting star, a galaxy of personality that everyone gravitates to now, Scorpio. WIll you pull lesser stars into your orbit and est them up in your personal, insatiable fire? Remember that more than a mouthful is wasted....

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Unleash your spiritual power now, Sagittarius. You feel strong, liberated and unstoppable. This burst of self propelling confidence is very alluring to others. So highlight your best attributes and you will wear them with style... or not wear them at all!!

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Friends play an important role in your passion play as you gain confidence through the encouragement of others. Capricorns should plan to get a few cosy get togethers on the calendar now. Entertain your fan club with a nude fan dance. Whoo hoo!.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians should use their gift of diplomatic gab to get what they want in their career. Don’t waste this opportunity to grab the corporate gold ring. While you are at it, also go for the stud (or studette) muffin with your morning coffee and commute.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Is there someone interesting waiting for you in some far off place, Pisces? You will never know unless you go forth and look for them. Getting out of your routine will enable you to look at the world from an entirely new angle. Prone...? 

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Welcome to the Big Quiet

Hey there BQ community -

On Weds July 13th we're turning one! To celebrate, we've teamed up with The Infatuation and Well + Good to take over SummerStage Central Park for our biggest quiet yet: a 2000 person outdoor mass meditation and birthday party complete with sound bath, DJs, venue-wide performances and surprise musical guests. We'll also be featuring our first ever Big Quiet Bazaar -- a local marketplace highlighting the tastes, crafts and talents of our incredibly supportive and collaborative community.

People with all levels of meditation experience are invited to join, and a simple technique will be shared for first time meditators.

In honor of the city that birthed The Big Quiet, all ticket profits will support the City Parks Foundation in their mission to enrich and improve parks and communities across all five boroughs of NYC.

Get Tickets!
Tickets are $25. Kick-in an extra $15 for a limited edition Big Quiet black strapback hat available for pick up at the event!

July 13th
6pm doors + bazaar
7pm meditation + show
8:30pm afterparty on site

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Central Park Rumsey Playfield
5th Ave at 69th St
New York, NY 10021


The Big Quiet is built on partnerships that share our core value of blending modern culture with wellbeing. We give huge thanks to our collaborators Well + Good, The Infatuation, Flavorpill and Metropolitan Entertainment.

BQ events are made possible by the Big Quiet community spreading the word -- please invite your friends, family and social media tribes by extending this invite and using #thebigquiet and #bigquietbirthday.

See you on the 13th!

Team BQ
 

What's The Big Quiet?

The Big Quiet is a mass meditation movement for modern people. We host giant moments of silence in unique spaces and places - designed for people with any level of meditation experience. Through crowd-promotion and collaboration, our community makes the Big Quiet a reality. Get updates on future meditation events by signing up here.

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Mass meditation

 


What is Astrological Food?

SignsCould astrological eating be the next big food fad? According to the Hemsley sisters, who have a show on Britich TV, it might be. On their Channel 4 show, 'Eating Well with Hemsley and Hemsley', health food gurus Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley showed viewers how to make a full English breakfast, using only 'astrologically farmed' eggs.

What on earth is is agricultural astrology?

Known as 'biodynamic farming' or 'agricultural astrology', it is a food production method that "advises the planting, cultivating and harvesting of crops based on moon phases". Liz Cotton, a buyer for Infinity Foods in Brighton, told the MailOnline: "Biodynamic is similar to organic but these farms are self-sufficient in compost, manure and feed for the animals.

"They use an astrological calendar to determine when to plant. It's a bit strange, but the eggs taste amazing - the yolks are bright sunset yellow and they taste better than organic."

How does it work?

Founded by Austrian scientist Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s, biodynamic farming operates under the belief that chemical farming reduces the life in the land, thus reducing the number of seeds that can be produced.

The process works by using the astrological calendar to decide when to plant certain crops each year. Daniel Hoebrichts, manager of Orchard Eggs, said: "It's about the constellation of the moon and other planets - the tides of the sea are guided by the force of the moon - other planets have forces too and the majority of plants are water based."

"It’s all about the equity of the farm. Each bird has 50 square feet of space - on organic farms they might have 3,000 birds in every barn but we wouldn’t have more than 500 in one space. All the grain in their feed has been planted according to the astrological calendar."

Does it really taste better?

The jury is still out on this one. Advocates of the method swear by it. After a visit to Tablehurst Farm, a biodynamic farm in Sussex, Telegraph columnist Sarah Raven said: "As a former doctor and a scientist at heart, I found some of what I heard about biodynamics a little other-worldly, but I couldn't fault the growing at Tablehurst. "Whatever one thinks about the biodynamic growing system, there's no doubt that it does produce the sort of food we should all be eating."

 


Horoscope for the Week of June 27, 2016

Taylor SwiftPrepare for bursts of confidence spilling into every area of our lives. Will you demand attention for any little thing? Or will you turn your need to please into helping others? Let’s just see...

(Taylor Swift has Mars in Scorpio)

Never miss your horoscope again -- free sign up here. Here is my favorite book on astrology and a "must" for anyone interested in learning more: Secrets from a Stargazer's Notebook: Making Astrology Work for You and here's a guide to the best books available this month. This column is (c) 2016 THE STARRY EYE, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only. Madam Lichtenstein is the author of the best selling astrology book “HerScopes ” now in its 10th printing and available as an eBook

ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries fill up their festive social calendar with all of the top parties and events now. But how much fun can one have? You think that too much is never enough but try to conserve your energies and creative ideas so that it lasts long into the rest of the summer. There are still lots of fun things to do around town, though you may have a hard time believing that.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Your home will become a beehive of activity throughout the next few weeks ... and that is just how you like it, Taurus. Plan some get togethers with folks that you haven’t seen in a while. Even include some long lost relatives. Bringing everyone together is also a healthy thing. It clears the air and makes life less stressful ... unless they leave a big clean-up mess!.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis are even chattier than usual and why not? You have some great ideas just waiting to find the right audience. Share your ideas with others and see if anyone can help you take them the next big step forward. And you may find ways of partnering with others. There is a lot going on in your neighborhood that could use your helping hand. Okay try two hands.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Use your time wisely now as financial considerations are highlighted. You will benefit from doing some research on how to invest and plan for the future. The profits are there for the picking. Cancers love any excuse to splurge but try to hold on to more of your hard won gains and try to save for a rainy day. Do I see storm clouds gathering...?

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
You are the center of everyone's universe and command so much attention that others are cast into shadow. Lucky Leos are just where they want to be. But use this attention wisely and carefully. You don’t want to burn bridges or push too many possible helpers aside. Be generous and magnanimous now and you will continue to be popular for months to come.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
The gossip mill may go into overdrive about you now, Virgo. People are noticing every little move you make. This can be flattering, as it will generate a bevy of secret admirers but at some point it will get tired and annoying. Don’t worry, this intense attention will move on soon. In the meantime, milk it for all it is worth, be yourself and enjoy (and spread) the love.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
This is a great time to plan as many gatherings with friends as possible, Libra. You are hitting a high popularity point and will be a sought after guest at any platonic event. Be choosy and they will want you even more. New clubs and associations only enhance your already popular ranking. How big is big? Who knows? Just keep expanding your universe.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Your professional ambitions may get a lift now as you can finally attract the attention of the influential few. So put your plans for corporate domination on full speed ahead, Scorpio. You will carefully craft an ascent designed to fulfill your ambitions. Maybe those ambitions include an early retirement? If so, consult a financial planner along the way.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
You cannot sit at home now, Sagittarius. The world is calling and you must answer. Plan a fabulous trip, last minute vacation or even a cheapie adventure that takes you away from your routine and sparks your imagination. This could also be accomplished by a new course of study or a trip to a new part of town. The most important thing is to refresh your world view.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Even careful Capricorns can’t help but feel a bit feisty and sexy now. So explore your feelings and seek those who make you want to take even a small emotional and physical commitment. You may be surprised at who you attract and who you are attracted to. Stars in your eyes lights the night. But also keep your eyes focused during the day.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Partnerships may be ready for a jolt of more love and attention now, Aquarius. The Love Boat will not go adrift if you grab the controls and steer things to happy ports. If you have been looking for your special someone, this is a great time to ramp up your efforts. Not only do you have a choice of possibilities, you are also much more aware of what you really want.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces can be very productive now and that can mean at work, at home or even in their health regime. Clear your desk, your “to do” box and your excuses. It is time to give yourself some much needed attention and activities that reduce stress and make you feel more energetic and healthy. You are your own work project. I know you will do a great job.

 

 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of June 24, 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 June 24-30, 2016:

5, 6, 10, 13, 31, 36, 40, 64

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