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Happy Halloween .. and a Look Back at Bootiful Posts

A Halloween Greeting!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and we have many many past posts on the subject. For easy reference, here are some of the more recent ones - there are actually pages of posts if you google Halloween within our blog. Past posts range from costumes for people and pets to ghost tours to the history of, to treat and tricks to diets. Enjoy!


Horoscope for the Week of October 30, 2017

Kim kardashianTake a gander at the next few weeks as a bunch of planets traverse passionate Scorpio. Will you take things as they come or will you strategically maneuver? My bet is on you becoming the mover and shaker.

(Kim Kardashian has Mercury in Scorpio)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are especially sexy and sultry now. Not only can you attract anyone you want, you manage to charm the pants off some powerful few who can help you advance in any of your life’s goals. So be sure to choose wisely. You have enough hot personal oil to baste a turkey. But I hope you aim for a higher quality relationship.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Feeling the need to merge with another person? Taureans can use this time to strengthen any personal or work relationship that needs a bit of tender loving care. Focus your efforts on creating the best one-on-one you can. For those looking for their soulmate, venture out and see who is available. You never know who is waiting for you to pass the cranberry sauce.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Try to get a few things done now, Gemini. You have too many projects on your to-do list and want to be carefree for the upcoming holiday season. For those who can delegate, try to fob some of the worst projects on others. But don’t expect to get away with much now. You will still have to supervise to be sure that things are done correctly.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Get the party going, Cancer. You are elected the leader of the pack and can bring many different types of people together for a convivial time. So plan your holiday festivities with an eye towards a good mix of folks who will take your party from
dull to don’t miss. Of course you might only be interested in a party for two in which case go for delirious.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
If you are planning a grand adventure, you may prefer to make your grand adventure closer to home. In fact, Leos will have a great time in their own neighborhoods or kick up in their own living rooms with a few close companions. Get creative in your activities and see how exciting it can be hanging around in familiar places. Who knows what surprises are waiting?

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
There is nothing that you can say that will get you into trouble now, Virgo. That is because you seem to have the gift of gab. And not only that, you know how to use it eloquently to schmooze. Get yourself in the prime position and make yourself heard. Figure out what you really want in life and just ask for it. Say pretty please with sugar on top.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
It may be hard to stick to a budget now, Libra. And that is because you see soooo many wonderful things that you simply must have. Trinkets (and even some luxury experiences) will make you feel good. But try to stick to a strict budget and, if possible, save a few dollars for a financial dry spell. Money trees need watering now so they can bloom later.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
You are in the center of attention. All eyes turn to you, Scorpio. So now what? Push though some of your best personal ideas and see what you can achieve on your creativity, strategic ability and raw ambition. There are people who can help you get ahead. Use this time to reach out and find them. Then dazzle them with your personal pizazz.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
You are a Sagittarian with a bit of mystery now. There are secrets swirling around you and there are mystical forces at work to get you to where you want to go. The question is - do you know where you want to go? Try to dip into your intuition and see if you can divine the future. If so then I think you can maneuver so that the future will be divine.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Capricorns are surrounded by friends and would-be friends now. So get into your upbeat mode and get involved in more group activities. There will be a merry band ready to join you in whatever crazy thing you want to do. How crazy is crazy? Well, for Capricorns, it might be a conservative romp in a new expensive hot spot. Formal wear is optional!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
If you want to get one more step up the corporate ladder, this will be the best time to conjure your next move and execute your plan. So don’t get distracted by shiny objects, Aquarius. Focus, focus, focus on the things that matter and go and get them. You have a sophistication that will get the bosses to notice you. So start to talk turkey.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Adventure awaits all Pisces who are feeling a bit hum drum now. Don’t let your boredom overtake you. Find ways to see the world from a new angle and explore new vistas and people. Travel for the holidays. But if you have to stick closer to home, invite exotic travelers over to expand your world view. Is that what we are calling it nowadays...?

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Lichtenstein’s blog www.thestarryeye.typepad.com covers everything new age. Her astrology book HerScopes; A Guide To Astrology For Lesbians is the best in sun sign astrology.


Lucky Numbers for the Week of October 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 October 27-November 2, 2017:

9, 14, 17, 31, 33, 46, 71, 77

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


Amulets and Voodoo Dolls ... As Art?

Anonymous-nkisi-kula-magic-object-720x1246There is something interesting and disturbing about using things like amulets and voodoo dolls as art pieces. I think of them as standalone talismans that conjure power and purpose. But there is an art exhibit in Paris at La Maison Rouge that, through "art-speak" is described as "a feast for the horror vacui eye. What ties its wildly diverse elements together is a visual style of burdened entanglement that overloads the specific intentions and functions behind contemporary art, magical charms, sorcerers’ amulets, witchy spells, spiritual worldviews, psychic theories, Christian religious beliefs, African community healers, and other indigenous cultural habits." That is according to Hyperallergic.

You can read the art review at the above link. As for me, I will view the objects as what they were created to be - magical, prophetic and magical. Not as simply "art".

 


Horoscope for the Week of October 23, 2017

Jodi foster sun in scorpioThe Sun enters passionate Scorpio setting off a time of intense energies. We sweat at the expectation and sit up and take notice of any opportunity. How long will it take us to manifest our cosmic destinies? Start the timer....

(Jodi Foster has Sun in Scorpio)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
You have a certain animal magnetism now, Aries. Grrr. Will you share your sizzle with some well done sides of beef? Or will you be content to share your sugar with an array of sweet cakes? Whatever your tasting menu has to offer, make good use of time. Before you know it, palates and preferences will change. Don’t become an after-dinner after thought.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Reach out and make important connections now. Taureans have the ability to bring all types of people together and in doing so, can enhance their own social standing. Important folks gravitate to you so don’t let your best ideas lie fallow. Push your personal agenda, start new things and enlist help and advice. Everything will bloom in the winter, as you will soon see.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Your work environment become a place of harmony and mellowness. At least it will seem that way. Go with the happy flow, making new friends and alliances. Geminis with some big, arduous projects to complete will find some colleagues willing to help out. So allow yourself to be wafted on a cloud of cooperation before it loses steam.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Everything starts out all fun and games this week but soon enough your party plans may get totally out of hand. Cancers find themselves in the middle of all the festivities. But will you take on too much at once? Stop grabbing for glories before you find yourself stalled, dissipated or just plain overwhelmed. Better find a few able hands to help out. Oh lower!

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
It is a good time to attend to home based chores and issues. But if you allow relatives to demand too much of your time and attention you will jeopardize your career opportunities. Draw a line in the sand and parse out your energies carefully. Leos should do what they can when they can and no more. Try to defer all important family decisions for a few weeks.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgos with a compulsion to gossip should wait until a few weeks before they leak their headlines. The fates will conspire to blow anything you say out of proportion and deliver you certain unpleasant consequences. All eyes are upon you. Why take the risk with any indiscretions? The less you say now, the wiser you will appear to others. Stay very wise.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Lavish spending may make you very popular in certain circles and among some very sexy company. Life looks very exciting now, Libra. See how long you can keep your pricey popularity index rising. In the long run, however, you will find that those who love you for yourself and not for your bank balance are worth more than gold. Wait and see....

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios need to command center stage. But your demanding personal presence may begin to grate on those close to you. Try to share the spotlight (or at least the credit) with partners. You will not be able to perform at your peak unless you have their support. For those on the prowl, talk less about yourself and more about the other person. Difficult to do, I know.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
There are things going on behind the scene that might cause you extra stress. Sagittarius. The best thing to do is to unleash all deeply hidden secrets and let these gremlins shrink in the light of day. Be as open as you can. There is nothing so burdensome that you can’t lighten the load. Also, deferring any unpleasant job task will not make it go away. But delegating it will....

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Your presence is demanded at every top tier event. How can you disappoint your admirers by staying at home? You can’t, Capricorn. Resolve to dance at as many social events as possible without getting tossed out for bad behavior. There will be plenty of time in the next few weeks to warm yourself by the fire with some hot toddy. Search for your hot toddy now.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
You finally gain some traction in your career path only to be side swiped by a family issue. Balance, diplomacy and patience will mean everything to you now. Find ways of making people do what you want them to do without them realizing it. Aquarians will learn how to develop a keen sense of perspective. But from what height and angle?

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Travel is highlighted so don’t sit at home and wait for inspiration. Find it far afield. Pisces with a sense of adventure will find it in the most unlikely places. Bring a camera and keep a diary. If you decide to try the local tongue, practice and carefully monitor your communication. Things could get lost or misunderstood in the translation. But maybe that is the fun?

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Lichtenstein’s blog www.thestarryeye.typepad.comcovers everything new age. Her astrology book HerScopes; A Guide To Astrology For Lesbians is the best in sun sign astrology.