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Horoscope for the Week of July 25, 2016

Barack obamaThe Sun enters lusty Leo this week and ramps up our overall oomph and charisma. Go get ‘em and let your feistiness be your guide. Is there a chance that you will become too bold to hold? Never!

(President Obama has Sun in Leo)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are more creative than usual. And you can use this inspiration to not only create your own personal masterpieces but also to just kick back and have time wasting fun. But since this energy doesn’t come around that often, try not to allow your best ideas to vanish into the vapors. Enlist the help of equally artistic folks and get a thing or two going before its gone.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Are you planning a few get togethers now? If not, this is a great time to start to do so. Taureans find that there is no place like home. And not only that, home becomes an epicenter of happy and productive activity. This can means that a long delayed repair project gets underway or it can mean that pals show up to party. Hand them a hammer and try to do both.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Do you find that folks begin to really listen to you this week? Perhaps you are connecting with them on some higher, intuitive level. Whatever gets your message across, continue to send it out. Geminis are often not given credit for their insightful opinions. Now you not only get credit, you can make it work for you in the long term. Hollywood, here you come!

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
You can continue to spend in your careless ways or you can use this week to re-calibrate your portfolio. Try and start to recoup some of your losses. Cancers are more prone to spend now and save later. It is now possible to do a bit of necessary research and change the pattern. Before you know it you can create a firmer foundation. Let the concrete dry first though...

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos are at one with the universe. Become the center of attention now that you possess incredible reserves of charisma and charm. Meet and greet and launch long planned projects now. Your world has no gravity and you can achieve anything that you set your mind to do. Will you squander it on fast company and cheap thrills? Oh we can only hope so!

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
If your sixth sense is on overdrive, let it steer and drive you with purpose There are things going on in the background that begin to grab your attention. Clear out the dust and the cobwebs so you can celebrate who you are and what you have become. Virgos also ache to give back to the community in any and every way now. Every way except with cold cash. Ahem.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Friends come to you from all corners this week and why not? Libras are social directors and know where all the hot spots are located. Gather your posse and ramp up the music. Not only can pals help you out, you can also extend a helping hand to those who need it. Be careful though if you are asked to apply two hands on any problem area.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios appear to be able to do no wrong around the office. Your career prospects brighten this week. Press and impress the big wigs and see if you can get one of them to support some of your great (but currently inert) ideas. The corporate sky is the limit and your door of opportunity is narrow. Forget the long lunches unless it is to grease a big cog.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Spread your wings and travel now, Sagittarius. Opportunities abound for any away-from-home jaunts. If you have been feeling penned in and frustrated, you can flee your current scene and explore more refreshing venues. If money and time are tight, find ways to effect personal change and expand your vision in thrifty, short bursts. Anyone we know...?

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Get to the core of any vexing personal matter now. Capricorns may be feeling stressed and frustrated with the current course of certain relationships. But these things are very correctable. The secret to your success is how much you cater to your own needs versus how much you decide to forgo those needs and work for the joy of others. Uh huh.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Balance is everything in this life, Aquarius. So why is it that things have seemed a little tipsy for you recently. Worry no more; this week you find new ways to enlist help from partners to make your life more bearable and in control. If you are seeking a connection, this is the time to look! You are especially dreamy, creamy and delicious. Hurry before you curdle.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
You may feel lazier than usual and this is okay. Pisces don’t need to tear up the carpet to get into their groove. Find effective ways to de-stress and relax any way you can this week. Store up your energy reserves now so you can rev a few engines later. Find shortcuts at work and see if you can put off anything too unwieldy. Take a lunch break or five.

 

 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of July 22, 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 July 22-28, 2016:

7, 9, 10, 22, 27, 42, 50, 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 July 20, 2016

LovescopesMake good use of your hot and steamy summertime.. We feel especially lucky and plucky. Just where can we go with this is anyone’s guess!

ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Are you dreaming of a tasting menu of love and lust this week, Aries? Eat, drink and be very merry as you are slowly tempted to get serious about a certain someone. When that happens, prepare your home for added company. It happens so fast!

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Taureans must balance personal needs with those of partners. But wishing won’t make it so, so communicate your opinions and needs clearly and see where it all leads. For those who are on the hoof, romance is in the air. Do I smell roasted bull?

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
If you feel that you are getting the runaround at work, chalk it up to events beyond your control. Geminis find refuge at home where they safely plot their next move. Why not call in sick? You’ll feel better soon, especially if you request a house call....

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Your party calendar is full-to-flowing over now. Get together with a happy group of mischief makers and other jolly souls and plan a series of raucous e event designed to attract the “A” through “Z” list of party goers. And then what, Cancer??

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos can put more energy into improving their surroundings this week. But know what you are looking for in any home improvement idea. Anything you do will will have a way of transforming your place.. and your attitude towards it. Palace or tent?

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Charm and diplomacy rule now. However, don’t let anyone, anything or any thought tempt you into reckless, self-destructive behavior or trash talk. Moderation, dear Virgo, is everything in this life. Moderation in everything except true lust, that is...

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras are well-endowed and flush now. Try to save as much as possible in your accounts and invest wisely. The temptation will be to funnel funds into a variety of personal projects. Just how many personal assistants do you really need to hire anyway??

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios can make a strong first impression this week. Harness the power and prepare to meet, greet and sweep less important folks off their feet. At the same time, you are encouraged to aim higher and find influential movers and shakers. Shake them up.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Your intuition ramps up into over drive now. Try to divine your professional path as the cosmos gives you the confidence to pursue your life long dreams. Great transforming changes are possible now, Sagittarius. Even while you are napping.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Capricorns could find a lover or a new flirtation among their usual gang of pals this week. Is this what you really want, though? Try to explore more exotic local locales that will help to expand your social circle. You never know...

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Dreams of corporate glory abound for Aquarians now. Do you have what it takes to ascend to the corner office? Yes. And you can also cut through all the political nonsense to get the job done. After that, concentrate on corner orifices instead...

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces can be lured far afield with ideas of adventure and conquest. If you find yourself dreamily lusting for a bit of action, get up and go, go, go. And remember that two can travel as cheaply as one, especially if they share a toothbrush.

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Shocking News About Yoga's Impact on Glaucoma

Yoga pose of the weekI received shocking news regarding yoga, an activity which I love. But first let me say that I am glaucoma suspect with eye pressure that is in the upper range of normal. So I am very concerned about the possibility of getting glaucoma.

I just went to the opthamologist for for a full examination and he told me something that certain yoga positions increase eye pressure and should NOT be done by people who have the possibility of getting glaucoma.

The full article on the subject is here but what you need to know is that a new study says that certain poses increase eye pressure and present risks for individuals with glaucoma. Those position are any ones that place the head below the rest of the body. The greatest pressure increase was found during downward dog!

So ....

Downward Dog is not good

Head Stands are not good

Bending over for the sun salutations are not good

Bridge pose is not good

So where does that leave me? I am thinking of concentrating on Yin Yoga which is stretching that tends to be on the mat.

I also found out that sleep apnea and snoring increases the possibility of a stroke to the eye. Sleeping on one of your sides puts more pressure on the eye closest to the pillow.

 

What is glaucoma ---

Dr. Robert Ritch, from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) in New York, NY, notes that glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the US. He focuses on elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), which is the most common risk factor for glaucomatous damage and the only modifiable factor that has been proven to prevent or slow glaucoma progression.

 

 


Horoscope for the Week of July 18, 2016

Jennifer lopezMercury enters Leo and conjuncts Venus. Our hearts are launched into imaginative day dreams of like, love and lust . Will we comfortably float on clouds of whimsy or lose our grip and get lost into the vast cosmos? It is anyone’s guess but stay flexible.

(Jennifer Lopez has Mercury in Leo)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Your creativity hits a high note. Aries not only continue to have a spark of artistic genius, they are also prone to a highly exciting, quick and flirty romance. You can attract anyone you like because there is something surprisingly inspiring about you now. What could it possibly be? I certainly don’t know but capitalize on your personal oil before it dries up.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Taureans find that there are still a few exciting and romantic mysteries to plumb in their own backyard. Settle in, relax and cocoon or increase your home activities by implementing some long anticipated projects. You have reserves of energy and many great ideas. The challenge will be to choose which one gets you the most bang for the buck. Alright, go for ten bucks.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Continue to put your communication skills to work. If you have a great idea, don’t be afraid to tell others. And,even if your idea is not all that great, it is bound to get better with age so you might as well claim it. Geminis are usually eloquent and compelling. But now you are able to even charm the stars from the sky. Start talking and step out of the way!

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Even if you don’t usually think of yourself as lucky, you will find a little extra oomph working for you this week. Cancers are advised to take a small gambling chance and see if it pays off. Also, with a little extra research and acumen, investments can see some improvement and gain. It may not guarantee a cushy retirement but it may provide a small pillow.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
What is it about Leos that make them so amazing and charismatic? I don’t know but you seem to have powers of persuasion that need to be maximized any way possible. Get out there and meet and greet. Long awaited results for long term projects can happen if you give them a little more of your attention. This is the time to manifest your destiny. What are you waiting for?

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Malicious enemies can’t harm you this week. Virgos pack so much personal charisma that they can change the social dynamic. So don’t use this rare and powerful energy for selfish gain. Spread your good vibes and get involved in charitable global causes. You need to rack up the good karma points while you can. Spend it all in your devilish pursuits this autumn.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
There is an admirer hidden somewhere in your current pack of pals. And they make themselves and their feelings known to you this week. Is this a good thing Libra? Perhaps. You may want to look before you leap. Rushing into romance with a friend may have long term consequences if things don’t work out. Of course that is an unlikely outcome.....?

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Find ways of making yourself known in certain power circles, Scorpio. Not only will you blast your charm into the epicenter of power, you will be able to capitalize on it immediately. Your corporate climb can become a sprint but watch your footing. You have a very short window to press and impress before your charm wears thin. Is that even possible....?

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians can find romance far afield this week if they decide to travel or get out of their usual self imposed boundaries. Free yourself from preconceived notions and connect with someone totally unexpected or from a very different background. Viva la difference! Can this exotic burst last more than a flash? I am not sure that it is meant to. But convince me otherwise.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Will you splurge on some wild, expensive notion this week? Capricorns wear their hearts on their sleeves as well as in their wallets and are apt to go overboard in the pursuit of happiness. And why not? If you have it, spend it and if you don’t, try to find someone who can spend it on you. You have a short window to declare your lurid intentions. Don’t whisper. Shout.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
If you find that your comfortable but dull relationships need a boost, this is the week for the jolt. Expect some shocks that rouse both of you out of your boredom. Single Aquarians will not only make their mark on any mark, they find that their charisma will get them out of any uncomfortable jam. Spread it accordingly before you become burnt toast.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces can add some sugar to their morning coffee at the office. Someone in the next cubicle catches your eye ... and your heart. But before you punch a co-worker’s time card be sure that any illicit workplace dalliance can go the distance. What can heat up your summer after hours can cool down by the fall. And then who will do your filing?