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I’m a Virgo

Amazon ordered to series a dark comedy titled, “I’m a Virgo,” from “Sorry to Bother You” scribe/director Boots Riley. Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) stars in the series, the coming of age tale of 13-foot-tall Black man who lives in Oakland, CA, which is a co-production between “The Morning Show” producer Media Res and Amazon Studios.

 

I am not sure this has any astrological content but I do like the title.


Horoscope for the Week of December 28, 2020 - Mercury in Sagittarius

The Starry Eye
By Madam Lichtenstein

Amanda SeyfriedWe give new thoughts on the road that led us through 2020 as Mercury enters Sagittarius. It’s time to go from Oh! Oh! Oh! to Ho! Ho! Ho! Expand the world view and see how things connect. By next year we will have all the answers.

(Amanda Seyfried has Mercury in Sagittarius)

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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries who have felt confined through the last year may begin to feel the stirrings of freedom now. While we still may be physically sheltering in place or otherwise constrained in our actions, there will be more ways to open up your borders and feel freer and calmer. So go with the cosmic flow and see where it takes you. Open your mind and travel far.

TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Lusty Taureans may find more of their thoughts turn to connection in a deeper and more meaningful way. There are people to meet, even virtually, who can open up a new dimension within you. Life might have been a bit boring and humdrum. Now you can liven things up and discover new important things about yourself and what makes you tick.

GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
What is it about certain relationships that you can’t get out of your mind, Gemini? This will be the time to find out. You have many people swirling around you. Concentrate on who is most important to you, whether for business or pleasure, and give them your fullest attention. Who knows what can happen when the ties between you tighten? Whoo hoo!

CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
If you have been feeling especially stressful lately, sit back and pick your insecurities apart to see what is really going on and how you can reduce the juice. Cancers need a relaxing break from all of the worry. It’s possible now if you can put your mind to it. You can also figure out how to simplify your life by getting a few nit picky projects finally done.

LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos may find that this week is an especially creative time where they can direct their attention to creating beauty, more harmony and overall joy. Ideas come to you more easily and you can find useful materials around the house to help you in this artistic journey. Before you know it, another masterpiece is created! Or at least you think so.

VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Family situations become more of a focus for you now, Virgo. The year has been full of ups, downs and changes. Whether it involves disagreements, logistics for holiday festivities or major beneficial actions, you will be front and center in any decision making. You are the wise, careful and stable one in the room. Are you up for it? Absolutely!

LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Not only are you especially diplomatic and charming now, you are able to talk your way through any sticky argument or tense situation. So go for the goal, Libra, and see where you can make improvements in your life and the lives of others around you. This may take some extra effort for you to find the common ground but if anyone can do it, you can.

SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Is money on your mind now, Scorpio? If so you may find that you are able to find new ways to earn and save in this uncertain time. One path may be to tap into some of your hobbies or outside-of-work interests. Another way is to do careful research, ask advice and invest very carefully. Whatever option you choose, be sure to monitor it carefully through the next year.

SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
Sagittarians seem to have everyone’s attention now. What will you do with all of this positive energy? Find ways to not only express yourself more cogently but also make your mark in an elite social circle who can help you make things happen. You have some great ideas that just need a helpful push. Plan ahead to make sure that 2021 is better than 2020.

CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Not only do you have good vibes and helpful energies swirling around you, you also have a certain intuitive spark that helps you navigate with greater ease. So chart your course, Capricorn, and find ways of taking your life to the next level of enlightenment. There is a lot to accomplish through good works and kind deeds. Make it your resolution.

AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
This is the time to focus on friendships and those who give you a sense of belonging. Aquarians often have a vast network of associates from all walks of life. There will be a few who are especially important to you. Get involved, join in the action and see how you can spread the cheer, even if virtually. Life is too short to wait. Reach out.

PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
New opportunities to better plan for your long term success now capture your attention, Pisces. This is great timing and will better prepare you for whatever the new year has waiting for you. So focus on the bigger picture and see what you need to do to get to where you need to go. Then find ways to make your dreams come true.

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Lucky Numbers for the Week of December 25, 2020

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 of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of December 25-31, 2020:

2, 9, 18, 26, 30, 50, 55, 59

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


The Jupiter Saturn Conjunction and The Age of Aquarius

Steven Rosenbaum, writing for Mediapost, has an intriguing article regarding tonight's Jupiter Saturn conjunction. He is not an astrologer but his article has great insight. Be sure to get to place where you can see the horizon, close to sunset, and view the spectacle.

On Monday Jupiter and Saturn will appear to align in the southwest sky in the northern hemisphere. If you look up into the night sky, you might just be able to see it. Monday is an important day. It's the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. So, days get longer on Tuesday. But the so-called Great Conjunction is more than an astronomical event. It’s an astrological one as well. 

It’s the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Let’s pause here for a brief introduction from the Fifth Dimension, performing “Aquarius -- Let The Sunshine In.” Please feel free to sing along with this blogpost if you so desire. So, what does this mean for you, my reader, hoping for 2021 to bring new consciousness and new hope to a weary world? Plenty, as it turns out. 

But first, the astronomy. When astronomer Galileo Galilei pointed his telescope to the night sky in 1623, Jupiter and Saturn were seen to travel together across the night sky. Jupiter caught up with and passed Saturn, and this astronomical event was dubbed the “Great Conjunction.” It was an astronomical once-in-a-lifetime event. And on Monday, it will happen again.

Astrologists are even more excited. Because Monday is also the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, “a sign that’s all about humanitarianism, enlightenment, independence, and radical thinking.” I’m not making this up, it’s posted by the astrologist Astrea Taylor on the website Patheos. “This shift will bring a huge influx of Aquarian energy into our lives for quite some time,” writes Astrea. The Age of Aquarius. Let that sink in.

According to Astrea, it’s a 2,000 year astrological cycle that promises a new age on earth -- an era of humanitarianism, ideals, brotherly love, peace, visionary spirituality. But also an era of technology and science. Some astrologers refer to this conjunction point as a “critical degree,” where old things die out and new and positive things come into being.

The song "Age of Aquarius" is etched into my brain. It's from the musical "Hair" -- a show I  may have seen on Broadway as a small child. I absolutely remember owning the cast album. Here’s what I do know. "Hair" opened at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in October 1967. The show opened on Broadway in April 1968 and ran for a remarkable 1,750 performances. 

The Fifth Dimension’s version of the song “Aquarius” won both a Grammy for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal in 1970. The original Broadway cast recording (that I owned) sold nearly three million copies in 1969.

But then, a twist. The song was used on November 3, 2016 to accompany the entrance of Melania Trump to a rally in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. CNN had a clip of the song’s unauthorized use on-air back in 2016.

Among the lyrics, in case you don't have them burned into your brain as I do: Harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding. No more falsehoods or derisions, golden living dreams of visions. Mystic crystal revelation, and the mind's true liberation. Aquarius. Aquarius. So, at the very least, someone from Melania’s advance team has a sense of humor. 

But the songwriters of Hair" didn’t appreciate the joke. James Rado, Galt MacDermot, and the estate of Gerome Ragni demanded that the song not be used again for Trump's campaign. Citing the lyric “harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding,” Rado said, “The Trump political campaign is a far cry from the utopian vision of the new Aquarian age. We want to make sure they discontinue using the song.” So, there is that. LINK:

So, just to review  Monday the stars align, the age of Aquarius begins, and there are 29 days until Trump leaves office. So, no more falsehoods or derisions --If you believe the words from the original cast recording of "Hair."