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Horoscope for the Week of January 2, 2017

Oprah winfreyThere is a whirlwind of activity in all of the winter signs as five planets careen through Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius. Will your outlook be sunny, drizzly or totally wet in 2017? Check the signs.

(Oprah WInfrey has Venus in Aquarius)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
While most of your energy will be spent trying to navigate your professional path, you will also need to carve out some time for friends and just hang loose. Aries who don’t spread their jolliness around others will find that they will eventually be left out of the social loop. So keep your eye on the corporate prize but also enlist some helping hands to give you a push up.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Travel plans may go awry but that doesn’t mean that you should sit at home and watch the walls. Taureans need to spice up their life. Get out of your routine and comfort zone. Surprises may shock you but you find that as you become more adventurous, you also germinate some great ideas to help you advance in the new year. Make your resolutions now!

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Geminis may get their love signals crossed .. to some hilarious results. Will you meet an enticing stranger who captures your heart? Mean what you say and say what you mean, Be sure that your intentions are clearly understood. Of course sometimes a few mixed messages and foggy conclusions can lead to passionate love. But sometimes it can catch you in your underwear.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Life will be one big hug for the next few weeks, Cancer. So spread your good cheer around and reach out to those with whom you can make a strong connection. Review certain relationships. What do partners really want and expect from you? You may not be totally listening to them now. But it may not matter as long as your actions speak louder than your words.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Stop pushing things out into the future. Time is a wasting, Leo. Resolve to handle any project that has been gathering dust on your desk. You will find that if you ask nicely for a helping hand, one will be offered to you. But don’t expect others to do all of the work for you. Lazy Lions who yearn to doze in the sun will not rest for long. The clean-up will be messy.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
All of the effort that you have put into your exercise and health regime over the past few weeks are paying off. You feel trim, fit and fabulous, Virgo. And that means that you shouldn’t hide from the adoring crowd. Get your beautiful self out into the party circuit and see who you can turn on. The new year is young and exciting and so are the partygoers.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Any home related project may have its delays and detours but that doesn’t mean that you should postpone your home improvement plans. Libras are extraordinary hosts. So perhaps instead of working on the house, work on the crowd instead. Invite some good friends over for a evening of fun and food. Who knows? Maybe one of them will be a contractor.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios are known for their eloquence and sharp insights. but now your best observations may be slightly off the mark. What you say could be misunderstood. But that is okay - you will find a charming way of overcoming any faux pas... and that will make you even more endearing to some folks. Will you charm the pants off someone special? Let’s see.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Even your most careful plans to make more money could go awry because you are not paying close enough attention to the details. Instead of trying to beat the odds, why not just try to enjoy life a little more. Reach out to those who you might have lost contact and try to connect to new acquaintances. before you know it you are on the top of the heap. Which heap, Sagittarius?

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
It is a new year and a new you, Capricorn. Will you plan to do something totally different or even a bit risky? Will you get a totally new “look” that turns heads? Anything you do could have some surprising results that could lead you onto an entirely new course. Take a calculated chance and see where the fates lead you... and who will follow you.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
You attract a crowd, even if you don’t intend to do so. Aquarians are not only oozing charm, they also seem to know just what to do to meet, greet and sweep others off their feet. But there is a bit of mystery swirling in the background. Will the gossip mill turn an envious eye in your direction? Forget about the bad actors and keep doing what you are doing.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Friends may become more trouble than they are worth now. But that doesn’t mean that you should cut off ties with anyone over a silly misunderstanding. Be extra patient now, Pisces. and spend your time cultivating new acquaintances, joining new groups and spreading yourself thin in new circles. Soon it will all come together and your social circle will form a globe.

 

 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of December 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 December 30, 2016 -January 5, 2017:

1, 10, 23, 28, 30, 54, 67, 73, 

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 December 28, 2016

LovescopesGet your noisemakers and festive hats ready. This is the time to get your wish with no strings attached. Well.. if you want to be tied up then okay.

ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Grab a friend and set sail for new vistas. You explore parts unknown and a few that you know intimately. Aries feel the need to ask the advice of close confidents. Consult them but don’t accept every pearl of wisdom. Sometimes they make a choker.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Tempted to bribe your way to the top, Taurus? Who can say how far you’ll get when your new year gets started Raw talent is always a trump card, so why not give it your best shot now. If that doesn’t do the trick, then you can ruff and sluff.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Love may hit you like a flash of lightening now Gemini. So try to stay grounded. The angel you bring home may be the devil in disguise. Devils, however, make exciting travel companions and I see a hot destination for the new year. Ouch!

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers are happy as clams at work when you might finally get promoted out of the mail room. Thoughts of love have far reaching implications as the week progresses. Let your best thoughts be your optimistic guide and share your new year cheer. Hooray!

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
The party begins and the invitation tangos are in full tilt. Leos may become too hot to handle as you become a bit bossy and demanding. You can make or break partnerships now, but I suggest prudence. New Year’s Eve is not that far off!

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgos may feel a little like rats on a treadmill - just going in circles. But try to make both home and work the central areas of your life now with time for both. Your pad may become party hearty central. So resolve to party hearty as the week progresses.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
There is nothing sexier than a Libra with a spark of creative You can now create an artsy wildfire. You are always diplomatic and charming but now you upend the landscape and move mountains with your great ideas. Where will you move them?

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios find that the more generous they are the more likely that good things happen to them. That means you should elevate your mercenary desires to a higher cosmic plane. It could be that your desires are focused squarely on the “bottom line”. Ahem!

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Fate shines on you, Sagittarius. You know the right things to say to get the most attention and adoration. Milk it for all it’s worth. Too soon you’ll be back to sweeping chimneys and waiting for a wicked one to teach you a lesson...if you’re lucky!

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Pragmatic Capricorns are financial wizards as the fates redistribute the wealth in dramatic ways. Plan your retirement and unlock the most lucrative route. Later this week you’ll be content to splurge on holiday trinkets and trash. No names please!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
It’s good to have friends in high places. Now your pals can’t do enough for you. You can find yourself in the epicenter of social activity, meeting new, fabulous folks. Rub elbows, Aquarius. Before you know it you could rub other areas. Pack the breath mints!

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
You are tempted to step off the fast track and commune with nature. Pisces are inspired, feeling spiritual and netherworldly. Use the time to find inspiration in a range of new age activities such as yoga, meditation or even astrology. Who knows the future?

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Séance Room at Muriel's Jackson Square in New Orleans

Seance loungeAccording to Atlas Obscura, Murial's Jackson Square restaurant in New Orleans has a special hidden seance room on the second floor and reserves a table for the spirit of the former owner each night.

At this French Quarter restaurant, patrons dine amongst the spirits of New Orleans’ past. Before serving up plates of goat cheese crepes, the building was believed to have served as a holding facility for slaves being put up for auction in the early 1700s. Then in 1788, The Great New Orleans Fire struck and partially destroyed the original building. The new owner, Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan, spent several years restoring the property and transforming it into a home for his family. In 1814 he lost his beloved home in a game of poker and before being forced to vacate the premises, committed suicide on the second floor of the house.

In the year 2001, after several changes in ownership, Muriel’s Jackson Square opened its doors to the public maintaining the original design of the building. After experiencing much paranormal activity (particularly on the second floor where Jourdan had taken his own life) the restaurant converted the second floor into a séance room where the ghost of Jourdan is believed to spend most of his time.

Patrons and employees of Muriel’s have reported seeing objects being moved around the room, sudden shattering of glasses and unidentified voices on the second floor. The owners of the establishment maintain that the spirits present in the building are completely harmless and even entertaining. They welcome the spirits of the building to dine with them harmoniously and even reserve a table for the spirit of Mr. Jourdan every night, complete with an offering of wine and bread.


Horoscope for the Week of December 26, 2016

David bowieThe Sun enters Capricorn as all of our festivities hit a high note. Anything and everything is possible... or at least seems that way. Don’t take “no” for an answer, unless the question is “Have you partied enough?”

(David Bowie had Sun in Capricorn)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are itching to do something spectacular and successful in their career to cap off the year. Your dreams of glory can come to fruition. But have you put in the sweat to gain your equity? Before this zesty quest moves on and your energy dissipates, put your shoulder to the wheel, your nose to the grindstone and your mettle to the pedal. Oh such a sight!!

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
If life is just a little too boring now, pack your bags and explore the globe’s nooks and crannies. You never know who and what you will find this holiday time. Taureans who get out of their comfort zone get bitten by the travel bug. If money is tight, corrupt your hard drive by cruising the internet and get into mischief. Anyone we know?

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Ignite your pilot light and start cooking. Use the next holiday weeks to cultivate a spicier palate, Gemini. As you stew in your own gravy, remember that passion alone cannot get you to where you want to be in a relationship. A little introspection and self-work helps. However if you are not interested in long drawn-out meals, passion alone may just do the trick now!

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
What will get you to the next step in a particular relationship, Cancer? You get some answers. An opportunity beckons and leads you to cozy homey times. Will you heed the call? Perhaps the best thing to do now is to weigh and measure exactly what you are looking for in a partner and see if you have it. If you have it, flaunt it. If not, continue to window shop.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Job and health issues are highlighted and optimized now. It is a very productive and energetic time for you, Leo. So don’t put off until tomorrow what you can accomplish successfully today. You get out from under anything that life tosses you and feel in top form doing it. Hmm, how about not getting out from under and feeling that top form doing it?

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Fun is at the top of your to-do list. Capture the essence of the holiday season and make it your own scent. There is nothing stopping you from expanding your creative vision and getting into all sorts of mischief. Good thing too, Virgo - Life was getting too staid and predictable. Shake things up and get the old juices going. Start squeezing!

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
There is excitement brewing at home as many domestic elements in need of repair vie for your attention. What do you have to attend to first, Libra? Home, hearth and family all make their demands. Before you become overwhelmed with the size of the task, learn to divide it into bite sized pieces. Heck, more than a mouthful is wasted anyway.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
There is so much to say and not enough time to say it. Shout it, Scorpio, while you have the both the great ideas and the momentum. This week you also have the eloquence and expression. Give yourself free reign while you draft your personal manifesto. Your brutal honesty will be overcome by your flair. At least let’s hope so.... Ho ho ho.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Do a little end-of-the-year calculation and see how you wind up tax-wise and overall money-wise. Have you been wise, Sagittarius? You may need to change your personal perspective to maximize profits.. But what is mere cash when you can change the entire tenor of your life now through sacrifice, compromise and hard work. On second thought, just take the cash.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
The sky is the limit, Capricorn. Use this time to expand your vision and make necessary changes in your life path. Plant a few idea seeds and watch them sprout in the spring. You are a social magnet who attracts all sorts of interesting types now. How attractive are you, compadre? Go about as you meet and greet and be the judge for yourself.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
What is going on in your head this week? Aquarians are imbued with a glorious spirituality and other worldliness now. Your intuition is in top form so go with your gut. If you are still harboring a shipload of secrets that are holding you back from success and happiness, unload the cargo overboard now. Happily wave goodbye as it floats away.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
What does the week have in store for you, Pisces? Hint - it has a great deal to do with friendships and the way you interact in a crowd. Get more involved in the group dynamic by joining new clubs or organizations. Not only will you help move the group in a new direction, you might also take yourself to a new mindset or space. Let’s hope that space has a view.