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Horoscope for the Week of April 1, 2018

David bowieThe dizzying array of retrograde planets - Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury - will make our April foolishly unpredictable. The fates hurl us from luck to loss and back again. Stay cool, wear a helmet and go with the cosmic flow.

(David Bowie had Jupiter in Scorpio)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Your natural outspokenness may get you into a bit of trouble, Aries. But don’t let the fear of talking out of turn dissuade you from making your point. Just be aware that both business and pleasurable relationships could be altered or broken by some misspoken words or unclear thoughts. Maybe you should let your actions speak louder than your words now.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
If you think folks are talking about you behind your back, you could be right. But it is the smart and clever Taurean that holds back from any reaction or over-reaction at this time. In fact your partners could be planning a huge, happy surprise for you. Or not. Stay tuned with your ear to the ground and your careful silence speaking volumes.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
While your social life can hit a high point now, you may find that your plans and discussions with pals can hit a few road blocks. The thing is, Gemini, that what you say may not match what you do. This can lead to confusion and frustration. Maybe it is better to let your friends make all the plans. You can merrily roll along and just enjoy.

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Examine your career plans. Readjust your expectations and deal with any relationship fall-out from any rash and emotional decisions. Cancers sometimes expect perfection but the world is not always perfect. Looks at your prospects with a clear cold eye and be prepared to compromise. It will all work out eventually and you will wind up on top.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos with itchy paws may want to escape their routine and find excitement across the world. Great! But let someone else do the planning for you. Any itinerary your create may have some missing elements or miscommunication now. And there are a few things you need to handle closer to home. Get everything in the right order and then vamoose.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Do the words of love escape you, Virgo? Something off handed that you whisper to lovers could cause great upheavals in your romantic life. You may over promise or you may say things that are misconstrued, Instead of trying to explain what your really mean, it might be better to use your mouth for better things than just flapping the air, if you get what I mean...

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Avoid discussing sensitive subjects with family members for a little while longer, Libra. You are running high on emotions and may say something that you really don’t mean. Same too for any heated discussions with partners, especially regarding money and your wild spendthrift habits. You can spoil them later. But keep things cool right now.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
It may be difficult to prioritize all of your various work tasks, Scorpio. That is because you are too busy moving and grooving among the A-list crowd. Keep dancing but don’t be tempted to boss the course and push folks around. You could say that one thing too much that could push you down the alphabet. How good is your spelling...?

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Your finances may need some attention, Sagittarius. But don’t do anything fiscally drastic. Spend with your head, not your heart. There are things brewing that can place you on an interesting, lucky and profitable course if you can tap into your creativity and manage short term expectations. That means no crazy parties ... unless someone else pays for them.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Capricorns with places to go and people to see will have to take a step back and focus on home and hearth. That means that some domestic issues will need your close and logical attention. Don’t jump to conclusions. Survey the landscape and wait for the right time to act. You may come off as calculating but careful calculations are what are needed at this time.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Aquarians are bold and beautiful and have a big mouth now. They have strong opinions that almost demand to be heard. Will you speak truth to power? It may impact your professional path. Will you complain to compadres? You may scuttle certain relationships. Remember that anything you say could be held against you. Hmm, and this is bad?

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
The world beckons and Pisces must heed the call. But if you are interested in swimming in larger waters, be sure that your plans cover any contingency. You might spend more than you anticipate. Or you might venture into groups of people who you would sooner avoid. Take all major travel plans one careful step at a time. Plan a May jaunt.

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Lichtenstein’s blog www.thestarryeye.typepad.comcovers everything new age. Her astrology book HerScopes is the best in sun sign astrology.


Lucky Numbers for the Week of March 30, 2018

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 March 30-April 5, 2018:

1, 4, 18, 21, 30, 38, 41, 75

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


A Museum Dedicated to the Last Witch in Europe

The interior of the Anna Göldi museum.Interesting article from Atlas Obscura: As the Local reports, an anonymous donor has given one million francs—about 1,080,000 American dollars—to renovate the Anna Göldi Museum. The museum, which is located in Ennenda, Switzerland, is focused on human rights and women’s rights, topics it explores through the story of the wrongful execution of Anna Göldi, known as “the last witch in Europe.” It’s currently only open in the summers, but will use the money to operate year-round.

Göldi was, of course, not really a witch at all. Born to a poor family in Sax, Switzerland, and subject to a series of misfortunes during her younger years, Göldi eventually fled her hometown for the canton of Glarus, where she worked as a domestic servant for a doctor and aspiring politician named Jakob Tschudi. Göldi looked after the household for 17 years, until one day Tschudi fired her. Soon after, he reported her to the authorities. He claimed that he had found needles in the family’s bread and milk, and that Göldi was using witchcraft to try and poison his children. But modern scholars think it’s more likely that Tschudi was having an affair with Göldi. When he fired her, she threatened to expose this fact, and rather than risk his political career, he decided to use the law to get rid of her. As scholar Walter Hauser told the BBC, “Anna Göldi was a threat to powerful people. They wanted her out of the way.”

Göldi was tortured until she admitted to colluding with the devil. She later retracted that confession, but after she was tortured again, she re-confessed. She was found guilty, and in 1782, she was beheaded in the public square. This execution caused a backlash in her time as well: “Educated people [in Switzerland] did not believe in witchcraft in 1782,” Hauser said.

Over the past few decades, Göldi has found a kind of second life as a symbol of women’s rights, human rights, and what can happen when the powerful are allowed to abuse their authority. In 2008—after much lobbying from Hauser—the parliament of Glarus officially exonerated Göldi, deeming her trial a miscarriage of justice. The local courthouse now has a memorial to her, consisting of two perpetually-lit lamps. There have been books and movies dedicated to her story, and there is even a new musical about her, which opened last fall.

There is also the museum, which first opened in early 2017, and moved to a new location—a historic textile building—that same summer. The large donation will fund the building’s heating and insulation, as well as the construction of a new staircase that will enable easier access.

“With this investment, we can open the museum all year long,” says museum board member Maggie Wandfluh. It’s too little, too late for Göldi—but, perhaps, just in time for the rest of us.

 

 


Horoscope for the Week of March 26, 2018

Lady gagaThe Sun enters robust Aries and energy runs high. Anything you envision can be attained whether it leads to new liaisons, new ideas or a few payoffs for all your hard work. Uh, have you been working hard enough?

(Lady Gaga has Sun in Aries)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
This week offers various opportunities for Aries to up their popularity quotient and surround themselves with “A” list talent. Will you make a spectacle of yourself? Let’s hope so! But don’t waste time on trifles. Think about how you can cash in on your appeal. Hurry before you tire of all of this attention and seek quiet contemplation with a certain A+ individual.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
You want to plan ahead. But there are so many psychic thoughts swirling around that Taureans may not be able to focus on either the forest or the trees now. Meditate. Before you know it, certain long term hidden issues come to a head and you will find yourself putting out an assortment of brush fires. Whose smoldering brush fire will you extinguish first...?

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Friends provide you with the impetus to act rather than wait. Geminis are tempted to try anything at least once. Get ready! If you can pace yourself through all of their festive activities, you will amass a collection of new friends and opportunities. If you try to do too much, you may find yourself sleeping through the best parts. Sleep in the summer!

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Life is too short to be stuck behind your desk, Cancer. But wait a few weeks before you begin to goof off. In fact, you can actually be quite efficient and clear your desk early on if you can put your mind to it. Focus and get it done. There will be plenty of time to seek adventure... and you may have more money in your pocket to do so with that possible big bonus...

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Prepare yourself for a joyful ride as you pick up a few passengers along the way. Leos launch into global ventures, offbeat travel or mind expanding classes now. Gather your rosebuds and make them bloom. More and more you will find that your various bits of information and learning can accumulate into something powerful and propeling. No hot air needed.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Prepare for a sizzly and sexy time, Virgo. You cannot contain yourself and feel the need to connect, converge and consume at many different tasting tables. Explore to your heart’s content and tempt indigestion from your spicy international menu. Soon you can find yourself partaking of more serious long term meals instead of light flight snacks.

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Libras may become obsessed with relationships. Whether you are in one or not, the need to connect with a significant other may take precedence over other things. But don’t waste your time with those who do not have your best interests at heart. Seek someone who gives you balance and confidence. Then let them tip your scales!

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Throw off your shackles and enjoy life, Scorpio. While you may feel burdened and buried by job tasks and obligations, put yourself first and your own needs ahead of others for a change. You may work late, dreaming of romance and excitement. So call in sick one day and spend the day in bed ... or in the living room .. or in the garden. Whoo hoo!

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Expect a boatload of love missives, fun, creative sparks and loads of goofing off. But all play and no work can make you lazy, Sagittarius, and achieve nothing of any real lasting value. So have your jollies but also concentrate on exercise and perfecting your upper and lower deck for cruise season. Swimsuits are optional, as long as you can pull it off...

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Your mind is ablaze with all sorts of great ideas. Too soon your attention back to earth and drawn to a domestic bag of assorted chores. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. But don’t get bogged down while everyone else is partying down, Capricorn. You can combine domesticity with festivity. All hands on deck! Or somewhere!

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
You may find yourself re-evaluating what is and is not important to you now and good thing too. Aquarians are often content to let personal things slide even when they may not be satisfied with the way things are. Shake, rattle and roll, parder. Events now can change your entire perspective. It’s time to get out of your rut and create brand new ones. Need any help?

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
The rumor going around is that you would rather be out and about rather than tied down and subdued. Well who wouldn’t be? Tend to any domestic emergency but back burner anything that can wait and simmer. This is the time to escape from the usual and swim in a few new fish bowls. Will you swallow the bait? Only if you want to get hooked and reeled in.

(c) 2018 THE STARRY EYE, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only.
Lichtenstein’s blog www.thestarryeye.typepad.comcovers everything new age. Her astrology book HerScopes is the best in sun sign astrology. 


Lucky Numbers for the Week of March 23, 2018

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 March 23-29, 2018:

2, 8, 19, 23, 29, 30, 59, 71

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