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Lucky Numbers for the Week of September 30, 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 September 30-October 6, 2016:

4, 8, 10, 15, 24, 37, 55, 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 mont


LoveScope for the Week of September 28, 2016

LovescopesRumors can be proven wrong. So ignore convention and the prevailing conversations and take a risk. Who knows where it can all lead?

ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries can overextend in the exercise department if they are not careful. You think you can take on much more than you really can but reality will bite. What seems like a little feels like a lot. Will you strain a muscle or two? Only if you are very lucky.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
You have ample opportunity to kick back and just have a good time and why not? Taureans nibble from every treat and sip from every cup with reckless abandon. But be warned; the festivities can whip into a frenzy. Will you spin out of control?

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Your public persona comes into focus. Geminis might become uncomfortable by the amount of scrutiny they face now. In fact, your life could be put under a microscope where every flaw is examined and every asset is enlarged. Let’s hope for the latter.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Before you give a great psychic prediction, give it time to mull in the back of your mind before you express it publicly. Cancers with an ulterior agenda, should put aside any selfish motives and go, instead, for altruistic aims. Easier said than done.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Common wisdom says that friends are helpful, supportive and they stand by you as allies. But there are a few surprises in your platonic relationships now because of disputes over money. How much are certain friends worth, Leo?

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
As Virgos claw their way to the top of the corporate food chain, they may miscalculate and fall a rung lower. It is preventable however; Don’t be overly confident to the point of arrogance. The secret is to retain your humility (or the appearance of it).

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Anything that you try to cover up will be revealed. Your cosmic baggage is opened, your psychic garbage is tossed. Libras are pushed into social shaming. No matter. Get ready for your close-up hold your head high and wear clean underwear.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Although you think you know your pals, one or two of them will unleash a grand surprise that can change the tenor of your relationship. Will they be underhanded or overarching? All is revealed. Prepare for the shock, awe and eventual adjustment.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
There are a few potholes created on your corporate superhighway. Sagittarians who have been happily cruising along may find that they need to detour or even abandon their current vehicle. Toss the map and try to maneuver with your instincts.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
There are opportunities for you to travel, learn a few new tricks and generally expand your outlook. But Capricorns are home bodies at heart and may not feel like leaving their familiar surroundings. But venture you must. Enjoy the ride.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians are full of sexual spark and are ready for anything and anyone (not necessarily in that order...) The fates provide fun, frolic and flirtation. Mix it all together in one large cocktail and take a sip. Heck, why not just dive right in!

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Relationships are in for a shake up. Pisces find that they have to choose or lose. Unstable partnerships can teeter. However, good ones can go from good to great. And if you are on the prowl, you never know what animal you can bag. Grrr.

 

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China's Reincarnation Database of Living Buddhas

BuddhaNeed to contact someone from the spirit world? According to Atlas Obscura, there may be a way.

While government regulation of reincarnation might sound tricky, China’s Communist Party has gone ahead and given it a go. Earlier this year, they published an official list of 870 “living Buddhas” who, in Tibetan Buddhism, are believed to be the reincarnations of prominent lamas or religious leaders. The list is available to anyone online, and includes each lama’s name, photo, monastic title, date of birth, certification, and resident monastery.

The number of "living Buddhas" has been increasing at a rapid clip since autumn. In September 2015, China’s State Council released a white paper enumerating 358 “living Buddhas.” By the end of last year, there were 360. Now, the count in the database is 870, which makes one wonder how so many were added so quickly. But then there’s the most salient question: how can reincarnation— a purely religious concept with no scientific criterion—be “verified” in the first place?

Lucy Hornby, China correspondent for the Financial Times, believes the Chinese government likely just chose "living Buddhas" dwelling in the country's most important monasteries for its list. "No doubt there is some politics around who got left out, but many expect this to just be a preliminary list that could ultimately be expanded," Hornby says.

 

 


Horoscope for the Week of September 26, 2016

EminemThe Sun enters Libra and conjuncts jolly Jupiter. Not a moment too soon! Our mood brightens and our optimism gets a further jolt. All of our best moves just got a little better. Step aside world - we are barreling through.

(Eminem has Sun in Libra)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are tempted to seek their soulmate this week. So find new and unusual places to search and don’t be shy. For those Rams who are already in a relationship, use the time to solidify, stabilize ... or subdivide. Are you getting what you need from certain partnerships? Weigh and balance all of your options and your feelings. You might get all touchy feely.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Taureans feel especially ambitious. You are fired up and raring to clean off your desk by tackling all long pending pithy projects. Maximize your work day by focusing on what is important and what will get you noticed. You can score some points with the powers that be. Painting your cubicle in pinstripes may be one solution but really not the only one....

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis gleefully go gaga this week. It’s a wacky time when anything goes. Have fun, fun, fun and don’t spare the hot sauce. But rather than fritter your energies in wasteful, slothful pastimes, you may want to consider tapping into your inner artist and see what masterpieces are lurking in your potential talent. I bet you are very talented!

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers are noted for their nesting instincts and now you can’t help but become another Mother Earth. Complete any long standing home-based projects now while you can focus and conjure great redecorating ideas. Even tough family issues can be tackled with some surprisingly good results. But they must accept you for who you are or no deal. It’s about time.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos realize that they can get exactly what they want and need by just asking for it. Well, of course you knew that all along but now all your requests begin to pay off. Think of anything that will thrill you. But be careful of what you wish. Sometimes the fates overdeliver in surprisingly unexpected ways. Do you really need that 767 as a private jet?

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
If money has been a source of stress and concern, thank the cosmos for a ray of gold. Virgos are more easily able to plug any monetary leaks. Use the next weeks to do your investment homework, ask advice and revamp your more expensive, wasteful habits. You will be amazed at how great you can look with a few fiscal nips and tucks. And you will feel fabulous!

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras can find themselves at a personal crossroad this week. It is an excellent time to reassess your personal path, possibly change direction, seek new stimuli or try a new "look". Plant those seeds of change, toss out the old wardrobe and see yourself blossom. It is a new solar year and a new you. Is it possible to improve on perfection? Oh let's try.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios are wondrously prescient and in tune with their inner voice for the next few days. Tap your sixth sense any way you can. Some suggested avenues include mediation or yoga. What do you divine? Perhaps it is time to gaze into a crystal ball for your next great move. Either that or just gaze at it for fun and relaxation. Don’t fall asleep!

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians find themselves on the social invitation “A” list rather than lower down on the alphabet. Good thing! For the next few days you call the shots in any group activity. Gather the troops and be imaginative but don’t be bossy or pushy, tempting as it will be. When you're hot you're hot and when you're not, you're just working the door. Surprise us.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Unleash your desire to move with the movers and shake with the shakers. Shake and bake, Capricorn! I know that you jealously covet the corner office and the big paycheck. Hey, who wouldn't? But plan your corporate ascent very carefully. All calculating eyes will be upon you. Finesse will take you far. Save your boisterous arguments for when you reach the top.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Where does the long and winding road lead you for the next few weeks? To a great adventure! Aquarians have the world in the palm of their hand. Give it a good squeeze. Consider your next move and explore, expand and enjoy far horizons. There are also one or two things that you might want to learn. You can become teacher's pet if you decide to crack a book.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Pisces put the triple "X" into their experiences this week. Whoo hoo! Spin your allure and lure a fly or two into your sultry spider web. Your sexuality peaks and so do you. There is nothing or no one you can't do. Your sexual drive takes you on the road. Follow all signs from “Yield” to “No Speed Limit”. Will you be “Slippery When Wet”? Let’s just see....

 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of September 23, 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 Sept 23-29, 2016:

1, 15, 23, 27, 31, 48, 49, 60

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 mont