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Mother Shipton - Soothsayer and Prophetress

Mother shiptonUrsula Southeil (c. 1488–1561) is better known as Mother Shipton. She was known as an English soothsayer and prophetess and was a contemporary of Nostradamus. but, being a woman, was not allowed his level of education and lacked his medical and astrological training and the forbearance of royal friends at court to nurture and protect her. At the ripe old age of 24 she entered a difficult marriage to Toby Shipton.

The first publication of her prophecies, which did not appear until 1641, eighty years after her reported death, contained a number of mainly regional predictions, but only two prophetic verses – neither of which foretold the End of the World, despite widespread assumptions to that effect. One of the most notable editions of her prophecies was published in 1684.

Mother Shipton was reputed to be hideously ugly. The book also claims that she married in 1512 and told fortunes and made predictions throughout her life. It is recorded in the diaries of Samuel Pepys that while surveying the damage to London caused by the Great Fire in the company of the Royal Family they were heard to discuss Mother Shipton's prophecy of the event.

She correctly predicted the dissolution of the Catholic Church under Henry VIII, the fall of Cardinal Wolsey, the untimely death of Henry’s son Edward VI, the horrific reign of “Bloody” Mary I, and the ascent of Queen Elizabeth to the throne of England. Many of her visions came true with shocking and specific clarity within her own lifetime and then in subsequent centuries. She became the feared and revered prophet of Tudor England. Her name was spoken in low, hushed whispers, as if the very mention of her name would bring the disasters she spoke of down upon the head of he that spoke them.

As with Nostradamus, she wrote her predictions in rhyme. Here are a few of them.

Horoscope for the Week of January 30, 2017

Tyra banksA planetary pile up in Aries of Venus, Mars and Uranus winds up opposing retro Jupiter for the next few weeks. Our love missives are like missiles. Our actions take on grand proportions. They say size doesn’t matter but now I beg to differ. Big become way too big!

(Tyra Banks has Jupiter in Aquarius)

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You want to be your own person, Aries. But by making your own mark on the world you may tip over your applecart of love in a relationship. Learn to give-and-take instead of take-and-take for the next few weeks. Even pretending to be generous will help you regain your personal advantage and may even get you a cheering section. Or is it a Bronx cheer? Razzzz!

Thinking that you can go with your gut may give you some indigestion now, Taurus. So I recommend that you allow others to guide you with their sage advice. On your own, you could imagine things going on and over-react. Of course this makes life very exciting and interesting. Do you want your life to be that exciting and interesting? Hmm, thought not.

Friends try to move in on your act and steal your spotlight. This may be a good thing, but you may not always feel that it is. Geminis who can balance their need for attention with the needs of pals will have it made in the shade. Those who cannot give up being the numero uno party maker may have to form more intimate gatherings. How about a guest list of one?

How much work can you possibly balance with all of your family obligations Cancer? Not many with any quality or attention. Something or someone will have to give. The next few weeks will demand more focus on your full life balance. This is good and necessary. Great advancements are possible if you can conserve your efforts and make every moment count.

Have an opinion to share? Anything you say, post or tweet can go viral now, Leo. That may be a good thing if you can carefully craft your message to the masses. But things could quickly spiral out of control if you talk your screed first and reflect and think second. Which will it be? Winning the battle for fame and fortune or wasting your energy batting away the trolls?

Money is highlighted now, Virgo. That can mean managing your own stash or scheming to manage others. Careful calculations and risk-taking can produce profitable results no matter whose bundle you handle. But there may be a little voice encouraging you to go crazy and splurge. Which voice will win out - moderation or excess? Oh let’s just guess.

Your special someone is not feeling very special right now. And that means that you will need to put aside your own personal desires for the time being to assuage the frail ego of another. Are you up to the task, Libra? For those seeking someone new, you will be called upon to be especially caring, interested and present... hey did someone mention a present???

If you are feeling a little under the weather, understand that this might just be a passing feeling. In fact, it may be that you are more psychically spent than physically ailing. Turn things around with a time of quiet meditation, Scorpio. You may become so mellow that people will not recognize you. Then you can unfurl your ultimate plan. Heh, heh.

It’s time to start moving in more artistic circles to see who inspires you and who you can impress. Opportunities abound if you carefully curate your time and pay attention to the movers and shakers. Strategic networking produces results. This may be the break that you are looking for, Sagittarius. Your creativity may hit a high note now, even if you can’t sing.

Concentrate on things that have to be done around the house, Capricorn. It is never too early for a good spring cleaning... or any cleaning for that matter. You never know when bosses will drop by and you will want to impress any visitor. Postpone any large or long range project however. There are still too many unknowns. Or maybe you know all too well!

Aquarians may have a hankering tot travel and see the world. Any little trip you plan can now become a gigantic trek! But this is all part of the surprising adventure that your life will take over the next few weeks. Enjoy the surprises. They are going to happen anyway. Go with the cosmic flow and see where you wash ashore. Let’s hope that it is a sandy bar and not a sand bar.

How steamy can a Pisces get? Your sexual appetite is at an all time high. Passion, jealousy and scheming can easily follow. Keep things simple and uncomplicated. Keep your emotions on cool and suave if possible. You will lure a lot more fish if you calmly bob around in the water, use the right bait... and stick your pole in the right pond.


Lucky Numbers for the Week of January 27, 2017

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 January 27-February 2, 2017:

10, 13, 20, 31, 47, 48, 63, 78

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 January 25, 2017

LovescopesThis week offers new insights for any type of love relationship. Whatever makes our hearts flutter will jump out and become the hot topic of the day. Anyone we know..??

Aries feel strangely wise and perceptive. You wisely know when to pull back from the world and meditate. At the same time, your meditative mind may conjure some randy ideas. Will you pursue someone who is more trouble than they are worth? Why not?

Taureans find that they have a mysterious note of good news waiting for them at the office. You have a fan at work. Stake your claim as your corporate opportunities become apparent and attainable. The cosmos has great plans for you. Don’t oversleep.

Travel may lead you astray. So why not explore new terrain closer to home, Gemini? You are more in tune in your career as all you have been working for begins to come into view. Is it the light at the end of the tunnel or an just oncoming train?

Cancers feel sexy and grrreat now. Do you strengthen longstanding partnerships or are you building on a new successful match? For those who are still searching for their soulmate, look farther afield. Try something or someone spicy and exotic.

Leos give a royal wave as they hold court in social circles. But why hang around town? You could explore an exotically exciting and romantic primrose path. Book a luxurious cruise and make the best use out of this wasteful and slothful energy.

Sex fills the air but don’t misinterpret it for anything more than a deliciously quickie. It is the intuitive Virgo who knows exactly what to do in these situations. You will have the get up and go to find the person of your dreams for the long term.

Libras sending out love notes should doublecheck to see that they get to the right recipients. Soon you will be less interested in mystery and more interested in your job or even on exercise and diet. Hone your bod to a fine finish with a personal buffer.

Feel bored? There’s plenty of time for celebration and enough parties to make life more special and exciting. Scorpio may be perceived as the taskmaster on the job. Maybe its the tight leather suit? Whatever it is, make the most of it!

Sagittarians may be able to avoid social gaffs and improve their communication skills. Don’t waste time; put that mouth to good use to get what you want. Soon all you’ll want to do is chill and hang around the house. Maybe you will upgrade your abode?

Capricorns should focus on money matters when the week brings you more clarity and vision. But soon you will prefer to focus less on finances and more on getting your opinions out. Push your personal cause and see how far it can go.

The week brings personal recognition and fulfillment for all Aquarians who seek the limelight. Then turn your attention to finances. Money is intoxicating and alluring especially if you know how and where to spread it around like hot oil. Whew!

Pisces may become embroiled in a mushy gushy tangle. It may be difficult to interpret others’ actions and intentions now so try to pull back a bit and consider striking out on your own. Show the immediate world what confidence and pluck is all about.

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) 2017 MADAM LICHTENSTEIN, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only. Madam Lichtenstein is the author of the best selling astrology book “HerScopes ” now in its 8th printing and available as an eBook    


Reincarnation - What Are the Signs?

I recently had a long discussion about reincarnation and past lives and then located this interesting video that lists eleven signs that you have been reincarnated.

While I would love to believe that I have had past lives, I don't really feel that there is any concrete way to prove it. In astrology they say that you can read about your past lives in your birth chart. Possibly so, but as for me, I remain a bit skeptical.

Here is the video. See if you match any of these important signs:


If you want to learn more, check out these interesting books:

Reincarnation: Exceptional Cases of Past Life Memories (past lives, reincarnation, spiritual, past life regression, past life memory, many lives)

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives

My Reincarnation

Reincarnation: Afterlife: Life After Death - What Happens When You Die? Rebirth or Game Over? (Wheel of Life, OBE, Nirvana, Heaven, Paradise, Buddhism, Hinduism Book 1)


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