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Celebrate Lammas ~ Count your blessings!

Lammas, often called Lughnasadh, is the first harvest celebration and while it does mark the middle of summer, most will see it as the beginning of cooler weather as Autumn starts to descend. It is a cross-quarter holiday, halfway between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and the Autumnal Equinox (Mabon). On the Wheel of the Year, it is opposite Imbolc. Since this is the first of the harvest festivals, and there's still plenty of time left in the growing season, this is a good time to make a blessing for any further abundance to come into your life.

At this time we are thankful for the first harvests of the season, mostly grains and fruits, and will include these in our sabbat feast. Traditionally this is a time to bake bread. If you've never made bread before, it can be somewhat tricky. Mostly because humidity (and sometimes altitude) plays a BIG factor in letting the dough rise! I've learned this the hard way that bread you make in CO, will not be the same sort of bread you get in OH or even FL and little tweaks will need to happen. Now, I would include my super secret bread recipe, but lemme tell ya.. it's a PAIN to get right. So in order to save everyone's sanity, I'm going to put up my second favorite bread recipe; CORN BREAD!! I absolutely love corn bread!! It's also really easy to make! Here's what you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup white sugar (I've also tried this with 1/3 cup of white and 1/3 cup of brown sugar! YUM!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square pan or a loaf pan.
  2. Melt the butter on the stove or in microwave. Stir in sugar. Add eggs and beat until blended. Combine your milk with baking soda and stir into butter/egg mixture. Then add in cornmeal, flour, and salt.. There'll be some lumpiness so don't drive yourself crazy trying to get it smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. For the last few 1-2 minutes you may want to baste with some melted butter to get a nice crispy, golden brown crust.
Now besides being thankful for the fruits of our labor, this is also a great time to focus on the skills that we have since this is also known as the Festival of Lugh. Lugh is not only a God of Light, but also of arts, crafts, and skilled work! With honoring the God Lugh, games and sports are played to celebrate strength and good health. What better than an afternoon game of horseshoes in the backyard! Since we're talking arts and crafts, items made for the household at this time are also blessed with good fortune. And because we're talking about a harvest holiday here and I love crafting incense from home grown herbs and flowers, what better than a Lammas incense recipe!!

1 part Acacia, 1/2 part Anise, 1 part Chamomile, 1/2 part Cinnamon, 1/2 part Meadowsweet, and a few drops of Apple blossom oil
    Combine all the dry ingredients together and apply a few drops of oil for your scent preference. Apple blossom is rather strong so take it a drop at a time!! Once you mix it all together, set it out in the light of the sun for it to be blessed before burning!  

    Lammas, like Beltane, is a traditional time for handfastings. If you're already married or in a committed relationship you may consider a  renewal of vows or a statement of your commitment! Family plays an important role as well. Give your loved ones a small present to show your appreciation! As Summer's end nears, remember its warmth and generous sunlight as the nights become longer we are reminded that nothing in the Universe is constant. 

    I can be reached for life awakening readings at LivePerson and email or facebook. If you'd like any further information on personalizing your spiritual path you can send me a message at my email or facebook.

    May this Lammas bless you all with lots of love, and have a plentiful harvest! 

    July 26th - August 1st Tarotscopes

    Oops!! Yes, they're late... I know, I know! Things have been a little hectic lately with a possible move on the horizon and my schedule has been packed FULL this summer and now everyone getting ready to go back to school.... Mama Mia!! And since this IS the last week in the month, don't forget about Summer Chillout Specials going on!! Anyways, they may be late, but hey.. there's still plenty of days left in the week! As always, if you have any questions.. toss them my way at my facebook or email!

    Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)- You could be holding yourself back this week.. maybe you'll make a wrong move and won't be able to make the changes you've been wanting or you just know that right now isn't the time to rush into anything! The end is near, but it's not really an ending, but a beginning! Transformation is key to moving forward in life. But sometimes we can compromise our beliefs. Stay true in what you are wanting to achieve and try not to hold on to the situations that are no longer benefiting you. Now isn't the time to run blindly into anything new.

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - This week will show you much love and happiness! It is a card of pure gratitude! This isn't a card of materialism, it is much more than what the physical nature of the world gives us. When time's are tough we are holding out for the hope that this card brings us. If there have been problems in your family or in relationships, this will be the time to put aside past disagreements and create harmony. On the flip side, if you shirk away from your responsibilities, you will find more trust and faith in yourself to finally make things right.

    Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- You can find your work or business really flourishing this week! If you've been working on a new path with things, you'll see it starting to pay off! Alternatively, you may also find yourself starting a new health routine or actively wanting to take better care of yourself or your environment. While this card can be one of hopes and wishes, it is also one of verification and results of the work you're doing. Though there is a slight indication you may be too dependent on others at times, when you DO put your work in you feel total satisfaction with your efforts!

    Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- This week could leave you feeling like you're on a road trip without a map! And how frustrating would that be?! You'll need to be careful with picking your battles, otherwise you could just be fighting for a lost cause. This won't be the time to try and figure it all out either. But with your lunar emotional self, don't blame yourself for trying! Your determination could wane when you don't find the results you're looking for and even if you feel stuck in the mud, you know this won't last forever. Give yourself a little bit of a break and see if someone close has any suggestions.

    Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- Instincts are everything this week! Like a baby bird taking flight for the first time.. there may be some bumps, but you know what's right and what you need to do. The choice is yours on whether or not to jump! You're ready to take things to the next level, but change can be scary for anyone. If you're hesitating, look at the reason for it. Just because others do things one way, doesn't mean it's the same way for you! If you find yourself met with opposition, just make sure you are being realistic in your expectations. Your determination will see you through.

    Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- You've had these plans in the works for a while and now it's time to give it a go! Though, just make sure you don't find yourself snapping at others if you start to fell they're getting in your way or taking up too much of your time. They just want you to take a break at some point!! But you might be working for their benefit and could even be happy with a little bit of isolation for a change. You'll just want to be sure you DO take a break or you could end up resenting all the hard work you're doing!

    Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- This week could leave you feeling as though your relationships are on shaky ground, and your feelings may be equally warranted or they could be needless worry! Take the time to address your concerns and clear out any imbalances that are in the way. There could be inconsistencies with others or you may feel as though they aren't holding up their end of the deal. Don't become preoccupied by the obstacles if you can't seem to find a way to make it work. There could be a reason why the stability isn't there. Make sure all involved are working towards the same purpose!

    Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- You're riding the wave of pleasure and abundance this week! It just seems to happen that way with you at times.. even when you wipeout, you get back up and go again! You've felt content with the way life has been playing out and even when you find yourself uninspired, you know it won't last forever. This card is one of material or physical gain, though it might come about in a way you hadn't expected. There's no reason for you to question it though, you're just happy that once again you're given exactly what you wanted. Just don't get too greedy!

    Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- Usually you're full of optimism, but this week you could be setting yourself up for a pretty big fall! This card is telling you to check yourself before you wreck yourself!! There's no reason to question everything, but if you're putting all your eggs in one basket or hoping that one change is all that's needed, then think again! You might need to reach out to someone who has a different outlook to help you see the light at the end of the tunnel, otherwise you might keep the blinders on to what the problem really is.

    Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- This week you could find yourself stuck in the past. Or maybe more of just wanting to pick and choose from the past what is fitting in your current situations! Don't dwell on the negatives or kicking yourself now for what you think you should've done. Each experience has it's purpose whether it be good or bad. You'll realize that it's made you exactly who you are! Embrace that!! And remember that some people's rock bottom is another's middle ground. Everyone has their own pain AND pleasure tolerance. You'll need to find where your balance is on your own.

    Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- You'll be sharing the fruits of your labor with others this week! And if success has been out of your reach, you'll be rewarded by the end of this week for the effort you've put in. This is a very selfless card and resonates with your humanitarian ways! You may also be reminded to be thankful of those that have stood by you in your conquests and of perseverance in all that you've endured. Share your wisdom with those that are near and dear and work with others to create their own happiness as well! After all, we're all in this together!

    Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- Though you're usually a very sweet and caring person, this week you could find your buttons pushed to the max and let out some temper tantrums that NO ONE would expect! Don't try to hide what it is you're upset about, but find a better way to deal with the situations that have been on your plate for a bit now. This is going to remind you to deal with things as they come rather than waiting until the last minute. Alternatively, you may find the work you've done is claimed by someone else. Don't let yourself be taken advantage of.

    Many Blessings and have a GREAT rest of the week!!

    July 19th - 25th Tarotscopes

    So here we are and do y'all feel like summer is starting to wind down with all these back to school ads already starting?! This week brings us some changes as Saturn enters it's two year journey through Libra on the 21st and the Sun makes it's way into Leo on the 22nd! Posts on both these occurrences are forthcoming! Once again I thought I'd switch up the cards a little and introduce you to The Fey Tarot! It's also another favorite of mine! I will say that I will only be using cards as the images from decks that I actually use! And I probably won't put up some decks that I have, since some retire to the "well they're just pretty but don't function the best" box! I also have some new, exciting Tarot spreads I'll be sharing shortly as well! Please feel free to send me any messages at my email or  facebook and here's this week's Tarotscopes!! Enjoy!

    Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)-You've had your fair share of trials lately, but this week will bring you some success and triumph for the strength you managed to sustain. If you happen to find yourself in a leadership position this week, don't shy away from the responsibilities! This could be just what you need to show everyone what you're really made of! You feel like the clouds have lifted and you're ready to make a go at all the new ideas that have been popping into your head a reality! Realize that your quest for the ultimate truth is sure to have it's doubters. Don't allow others to determine your future! You have the strength to outlast them all!

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - While last week gave you the inspiration to move things forward, this week you find someone could be holding you back... or maybe you just put the brakes on yourself! If you find yourself slipping back into the pattern of pleasing others to keep the peace, how long to do you you can sustain that before you get frustrated again? You know your intentions are for the good of all! While Queens bring beauty and support to their King, the King is the final law of the land. It's not an easy thing if a life changing decision needs to be made, but progress requires movement, not resistance. Reclaim your kingdom!

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)- You might just wish you could find a hole to crawl in this week! Things just seem to go from bad to worse from one minute to the next! And if you saw this coming, well hopefully you learn from this week to be better prepared. While it could just be that you've just been too involved in other people's business, this week will definitely have your saying ENOUGH of that! If you've given too much of yourself and feel depleted of energy, look at what or who is zapping that from you. Sometimes you need to know when to pick your battles and what you're really fighting for!

    Cancer (June 22 - July 22)- Well it looks as though the storm might not be cleared up just yet and a little more strength is needed! Approach things with the intelligence you possess and keep your optimism on par with your determination and willpower! If you start to feel your energy becoming pessimistic, remember that you can't have a rainbow without the rain! Life is always changing... as long as you're working towards what you want with the passion you hold, things will turn out the way that they are supposed to. Holding onto the doubt that you can't make things happen will only keep you from REALLY making it happen!

    Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- This week finds you rather well! Of course, the Sun is moving into your sign! And while you might hope that it could bring you some excitement, it seems to let you off a little easy this week! The most exciting thing is that life is starting to mellow out and really just working out in your favor in every way!! Instinctively, you might scope out who might be easy prey if you're looking for a partner! While those in relationships, will be finding a closer and deeper connection. Romance is highlighted this week and for those of you celebrating birthdays, you'll be more than happy with the presents you receive!

    Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- You and Gemini wouldn't mind sharing a hole together.. if you just didn't find yourself so intolerant of people this week! Feel free to blame Saturn as he leaves your sign and expects you to be to be celebrating what you've accomplished. For you, that's easier said than done as you ALWAYS feel there's work to be done! The Queen of Swords represents female intuition and strength, but right now you're more tired than usual of trying to figure out the world's problems! Do what you can, but don't drive yourself insane trying to always have the answers. Trust that other people MAY actually know what they're talking about too!

    Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 23)- SUCCESS!! This week will bring about such pleasure and feeling of contentment that you'll wonder if a magic spell was cast! The 9 of Cups really is one of the best cards to get and indicates a time of harmony! Anything your heart desires right now is easily achieved. Friendships and relationships will be of importance this week as emotionally you feel full of love and want to spread your happiness with everyone! Creativity flows easily and you'll want to create beauty in your outside world. Spiritually, you will feel a deeper connection and understanding to the world as well. Devote some time this week to meditating on the beauty you hold within and how you can share this with others!

    Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21)- While last week you needed hope, this week you could need a kick in the pants! You could be delusional if you think no one is noticing and others will wonder just what it is that's going on with you. If you find yourself breaking commitments or being unreliable, ask yourself why that is? Are you too caught up in yourself or do you just not care to repay the same kindness to others that you've been shown? With this card reversed, it shows there will be some sort of trouble from family situations. Let's just hope this trouble isn't coming from your own self-indulgence!

    Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- You always seem to be impossibly optimistic, but this week could have you questioning if you're just putting up a front for how nervous you can be with the way things have been going lately. You know they always work out, but this time you wonder how exactly you'll reach the means to achievement! The options have all be laid out on the table for you, there are no secret paths or alternative ways to go about things. The problem stems from either you not making the decision for yourself and expecting someone else to OR you feel that your way is the only way, even though it's the same path you've been on without any success. Look over the options again and decide what is really necessary.

    Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- What I like about this card's visual is it's not the standard heart with 3 swords in it! To which people usually look at and go, YIKES! But this week has you feeling a little disconnected from others. You feel things are at a point where any moment it'll get better, but the despair could take a toll on you this week. If you did happen to find yourself helping someone out last week and thus sacrificing something yourself, you could feel used and also upset that you let yourself be taken in. While it is a valuable lesson, you know you will need to clear the way for something better than what's already around you.

    Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)- If last week taught you anything, it was to listen to your heart! But this week, you might take others opinions a little TOO MUCH to heart! Maybe they're not even forming and opinion, but somewhere along the way you've decided they have. Unless you know for certain what someone thinks of you, you might be making yourself out to be a victim by YOUR own judgment. And anyways, why care what anyone thinks? As the sign attributed to humanity, you'll just need to realize this week that we all have our own thoughts and opinions on things and there's no way we can all believe things exactly the same way.

    Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- You are just one little busy bee this week! Though if you're not careful, you could find yourself making mistakes and needing to re-do your work! Your enthusiasm has been through the roof lately, but if you're being careless, you might need to reel the enthusiasm in just a bit to make sure your skill is being fully utilized and not making you appear incompetent! The resources are there for you, but you'll need to make a choice in what direction you want to take. If you've been waiting for a new job, this could be the week that some promising news finally comes in!

    Many Blessings!! I wish you all have a FABULOUS week!!

    Ice Cream Astrology ~ Taste By Sign!

    July is national ice cream month, among other "odd" holidays, in fact national ice cream day is TODAY! And who doesn't enjoy ice cream!? I know I do!! And what cuter way to talk about ice cream, but than with astrology! So let's take a look at what signs enjoy what flavors of ice cream!

    Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)- Your go-getter self would be more than happy with Ben & Jerry's Everything But The.. flavor! Touted as having "A Collision of Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Creams with HEATH® Bar Chunks, White Chocolatey Chunks, Peanut Butter Cups & Chocolatey-Covered Almonds", you've got everything and then some.. just the way you like it! Just be sure you remember to appreciate the smaller details that make the end result!

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)- If ice cream were showing your decadent side, Cold Stone Creamery's German-chökolätekäke® might tame your sweet tooth! Plus saying the name just makes you sound cool too! And for times when you're wanting something a little more classic, Baskin-Robbins Oreo Cookies 'n Cream will bring you back to simpler times that you remember as a child! You also could build your ice cream sandwich at home with some homemade cookies and your favorite ice cream!

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)- Decisions, decisions.. never an easy one for you! But for you mixing in some berries can make all the difference! Cold Stone Creamery's Cheesecake Fantasy or Strawberry Banana Rendezvous™ will give you the satisfaction of knowing you're mixing a little bit of healthy stuff in there! For times when you want to shake things up Blue Bunny Birthday Party let's you do that! You can't be worried about those calories all the time!

    Cancer (June 22 - July 22)- We all know us Cancer's LOVE food! Especially our milky, dairy products. And chocolate... don't get me started! Which is why I'm putting up one of MY favorites Blue Bunny Super Fudge Brownie®!! This is definitely one of those where chocolate overload happens easily! Now we know we can't always be so over indulgent, so with those time's maybe a Dairy Queen Dilly Bar, cherry if you're me, will do the trick too!

    Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- Your dramatic self would be most happy with Häagen-Dazs White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle or Cold Stone Creamery Banana Caramel Crunch, while your traditional side enjoys Blue Bunny Pistachio Almond. You might be upset to find Baskin-Robbins French Vanilla has been retired, but their Old Fashioned Butter Pecan could hit the spot as well! And for the times when you might want something a little different, Häagen-Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet is sure to tickle your taste buds!

    Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- It might be a little hard for you to indulge yourself, but when you do, it's usually all or nothin! You most likely did your homework, so you know how others feel about the ice cream choices before you go out and buy some. Why waste your time with junk? For you Blue Bunny Toasted Almond Fudge or Cold Stone Creamery Mud Pie Mojo is right up your alley! But when you want to reel things in a little... Häagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche frozen yogurt gives you just enough to be satisfied!

    Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 23)- With Venus as your ruling planet, you're all for indulging yourself, though not very partial to ice cream! You usually don't find your comfort from food though. Häagen-Dazs Green Tea ice cream gives you a little mix of "healthy" in there to keep you happy! And if you happen to be watching your weight, which you like to keep fit, Blue Bunny Raspberry Vanilla frozen yogurt granola bars are sure to just what you've been looking for to treat yourself!

    Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21)-You would have to wonder if Cold Stone Creamery Peanut Butter Cup Perfection was made just for you! Your sensual nature is as natural as milk production!! If we were specifically talking about food and signs; ice cream could EASILY be yours!! How many people do YOU know that finish off a pint and then regret it? Sometimes people can feel that way with you.. you really can be too much of a good thing at times! ;)

    Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- I've never met a Sag who doesn't seem to prefer Vanilla over Chocolate! Maybe because you're always on the go, you don't need the extra choco buzz!! And for some reason, Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean is a big fave! Since you seem to have your own entourage most of the time burning the midnight oil, Blue Bunny Coffee Break with it's "creamy Vanilla Coffee Bean, rich Dark Roast Espresso and aromatic Coffee Liqueur" ice cream blend will give you all a bit of heaven!

    Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- Your ice cream needs to have the same sort of elegance and traditionalism that you also carry! That's why Baskin Robbins Gold Medal Ribbon is just what you'd like! You don't fancy your ice cream to be too off the wall or loaded down with so much that you miss the simplicity of it. Which is also why something like Blue Bunny Neapolitan is sure to be one of your favorites with the traditional ice cream flavors all in one!

    Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- If anyone were to come up with an inventive ice cream flavor, it'd be you! And since your humanitarianism is important, Ben & Jerry's is a company you feel you can stand behind with their activism! Imagine Whirled Peace could be your mantra!! Jamaican Me Crazy might not be ice cream, but the unique pineapple sorbet with passion fruit swirl is just your style! You'll rarely have the same flavor twice and are more than willing to give any flavor a chance though.

    Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- Everything in life is an experience for you! Even the ice cream you pick will have a depth to it! Textures and colors are part of your stimulating sensual self. That's why Häagen-Dazs Rocky Road with it's chocolate and marshmallow creaminess and roasted almonds are sure to please. But if you find that as being too snobbish for you, Blue Bunny Monster Cookie or Mint Chocolate Chip are great choices that will give your senses just what they're looking for!

    Now quit wasting time and get out there and enjoy some ice cream on this most "sacred" day!!!  And stop back in a little bit to get this week's Tarotscopes! Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend and is ready for a new week!!

    Many Blessings!

    July 12th - 18th Tarotscopes

    Well, look at that! The Eclipse must be helping me out a little in punctuality! Last week was rather exciting... thankfully, I now have a lawn instead of sand and Friday my car had a spark plug coil ignite and catch fire! Talk about some drama!! But as always, life just keeps on chuggin! Please feel free to send me any messages at my email or  facebook and here's this week's Tarotscopes!! Enjoy!

    Page of WandsAries (Mar 21 - April 19)- Your eyes might not be open to the situations around you, or maybe at this point you'd rather just settle and see if that works out? You might be needing to take another look at things and make sure you're really being honest with yourself. This week is bound to bring you some temptations of an easier way out, but if it's compromising your ability to make things right, you may be easily swayed to throw caution to the wind! Rather than focusing on something you think is a helpless situation, be thankful for that which is already in your life!

    2 of WandsTaurus (April 20 - May 20) - This week has a sense of renewed inspiration!! You're ready to start moving forward with some ideas you've set aside for a while. And at this point it really is a time to leap and then look! Too often, you have found yourself trying to control the situations trying to come up with a solution to please everyone but yourself. Now you are focused on a path of really achieving what you've wanted all along; stability! It might seem as though you're in uncharted territory, but once you get going.. you'll see you were on the right path all along!

    The LoversGemini (May 21 - June 21)- You could be finding yourself giving out more advice than you're usually use to! Take it as a compliment! Things have been working out pretty good for you lately and everyone else wants some of that good luck to rub off! Just make sure you're not coming off as "all knowing" and you won't rub anyone the wrong way. This week is going to continue to propel you into seeing that the way you were doing things wasn't working and now that you've found your groove, true happiness really can be achieved if you just but some work into it! You should be proud of yourself!

    8 of Cups ReversedCancer (June 22 - July 22)- You may just need to change your perspective on things this week if you expect things to succeed! That's not to say it's exceptionally difficult, there IS work to be done, just your awareness of the situation could be what's standing in your way! Things have reached a turning point, it's up to you to decide whether you'll sink or swim! Just make sure whatever it is you're after holds value.. if you're just after acknowledgment, you might get it in a way you didn't want. You don't need to make any rash decisions, just take the time to re-evaluate things so your goals are in line with what you are wanting to achieve!

    8 of Swords ReversedLeo (July 23 - Aug 22)- This week has you seeing things more clearly, but you know it may not be time to take any sort of action just yet! You're tired of feeling like the victim and know you're meant for better things. Though this week will definitely have a roller coaster of emotions and you'll need to make sure they're handled properly, the situations coming about are not all your, or anyone else's fault. The hardship and responsibility needs to be shared. If you've found yourself stuck in a rut, you might need to find where the conflict comes about and finally take care of it to move forward.

    Page of SwordsVirgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- This card definitely speaks well with your analytical mind! Just be safe that your opinions of others doesn't cause your personality to come under scrutiny! You have the know-how this week to bring together your resourcefulness and may be preparing to advance your education or receive training in your current career. You'll just want to make sure you're not projecting a condescending nature about yourself this week as many meetings with family and friends could turn out unexpectedly. You'll need to find a balance in your own strengths and weaknesses, and understand others are finding theirs!

    The Hermit ReversedLibra (Sept 23 - Oct 23)- You might find this week particularly challenging. If your intentions are true, you have nothing to worry about. Just make sure that you don't take advantage of someone's trust in you! If you've shrugged off the advice from a trusted source, you could be forced to see things for what they really are. This week will bring about difficult choices.. and ones that you're going to need to find the answers on your own and not rely on what anyone else has to say! Give yourself the opportunity to trust in yourself that you CAN make your own decisions!

    The Star ReversedScorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21)- If ever a time to have some hope were needed, this week is it!! Every avenue just seems to keep leading to a dead end! But you can't let this feeling consume you and you need to realize that it's shared by everyone at some time sooner or later! Keeping faith that you are doing what you can and limiting self doubt, is going to be essential this week. Try not to be resentful if people around you are having a different experience in life. It is a cycle that never ends. Find your passion and faith and remind yourself that "this to shall pass".

    Justice ReversedSagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- Well, we've all heard the saying "life's not fair"! You might need to wait before a resolution finds itself. If you're bombarded with advice, take it as that! It's still up to you on where you want things to go. If you've been compromising what you believe in, it's time to stand up and let everyone know you won't allow it to go on! But if you've been the one manipulating the situation, you could be faced with some harsh judgment! Don't rush for a decision to settle the situation, you need to allow for some neutrality to come about.

    The Hanging ManCapricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- You might just find yourself having a EUREKA moment this week! But just as quickly as it shows up, it's gone! But that's how it works. You've been having a time of transformative thinking and may be catching some glimpse of what's to come. It's not a time to become resigned to any changes that could start to manifest now. You must be willing to receive what you're given and understand that either way it's for a reason! This could mean you find yourself being able to help someone in a substantial way as well that could come from a sacrifice by you.

    Ace of Wands ReversedAquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)- This week you might feel as though you've got to find another way to go about things! Any action you take just seems to stall out or in some instances, you could possibly be a little too co-dependent. You'll need to listen to your instincts, but make sure what you hear isn't met with a lack of willpower. Keep an eye out on any disagreements that seem to resonate within. You may not want to own up or put the work into what needs to happen, but if you want to have a breakthrough... you know what needs to happen!

    5 of WandsPisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- Just because there is competition, doesn't mean it needs to be ruthless! Competition can be healthy too! If you feel you're losing a battle.. just step away and let it solve itself. You don't need to be the hero! Just make sure if you're going to dish it out, that you can take it too! You'll be surprised at the situations you find yourself in this week, but handling it with charm and wit will serve you well! This isn't a time where anyone needs to feel a resistance to their efforts. If there's too many chiefs, there's no tribe to lead.

    Many Blessings!! Have a FABULOUS week!!

    New Moon in Cancer ~ Solar Eclipse!

    Just as Venus will be reminding us to take stock of things, this Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 11th, will be challenging us individually to really break free from what's holding us back. Because Cancer is a sign that has a tendency to cling to the past, emotions may run deep as we try to figure out what will bring the depths of nurturing and security we're looking for.

    The Sun and Moon are the 2 most important "planets" in your chart. Technically they aren't planets, but are luminaries, since they give off light! The Sun represents our emotional security or insecurities, temperament and attachments. The Moon is our feelings and our perception of emotions. When the Sun and Moon are activated together, it creates an intense energy flow between the Sun (consciousness) and the Moon (feelings).

    Throughout the Moon's cycles, there is a death and rebirth happening. During the New Moon we let our instincts lead us. While in Cancer, focus will be on your feelings of dependency, home comforts, family matters, past memories, fears, and our true passions. This New Moon with it's Cancer/Capricorn influence will help us push past anything weighing us down and GET REAL with where we want our life's path to go!

    Now don't get into a tizzy the all of a sudden things are magickally going to get figured out! That's not the point. The energy from eclipses is technically activated for about 6 months or so. But the focus needs to be baby steps. One small step leads to another, and another, and so on. Give yourself the peace in knowing there is always a new sunrise and sunset each and every day. This is the time to get back to your roots.

    Everyone will feel this energy differently, just as I last talked about with the Venus in Virgo post. Those with a planet or angle between 17 and 21 degrees of Cancer or Capricorn, may feel the strength of the eclipse more directly. So let's take a look at how this might effect your sign!

    Aries (March 21 - April 19)- This Eclipse activates your 4th House, bringing focus to your home and family. Events from the past may unexpectedly have you thinking of how it affects you in the present. You might also find yourself wanting to tackle home projects that you've put off to make your home more how you've wanted it to be or if relocation has been on your mind, this may be the start of that action! Any social connections at your house are sure to bring you deep emotional satisfaction. Your appreciation for family is easily shown.

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)- You may feel a strong drive to achieve what you've been looking for through intellect and mental accomplishments as the Eclipse sits in your 3rd House of communication and intelligence. The 3rd House also indicates siblings and neighbors, so you may be inspired to work on the relationship and become closer. This will be a time to expand and communicate your ideas! If you have a special talent, you might find satisfaction in teaching others your skill. Since this is also a time of increased awareness, establishing a meditation routine may prove beneficial!

    Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- Finances will focus in heavily for with the Eclipse hanging out in your 2nd House of income and worth. It might be tough to realize what's serving it's purpose for you and what's expendable! Especially as Venus is making it's way through your 4th House, your home! You may be living beyond your means. A change may be necessary, but taking the leap of faith might just be what it takes to have you see what you're really living for! Humility can be a hard lesson to learn. You may start to question your understanding of security.

    Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- Here the Solar Eclipse is at it's most intense! If you've held yourself back due to fear of not succeeding, well you've already done just that! This Eclipse is represented in your 1st House, your personality and approach. You are not one to flaunt your ego, you genuinely care! Your will and self awareness are abundant! Don't let your Cancerian self hold that nurturing in, share it and spread the love! You have strong recuperative abilities that let you bounce back from any struggle that's been happening. Just be careful of impatience and compulsiveness.

    Leo (July 23 - August 22)- With the Eclipse in your 12th House you may need to re-evaluate the signals you subconsciously broadcast. This is not the time to lose faith in your goals. but you might be surprised if you shift your focus from recognition for your actions to feeling fulfilled by the service you're providing. Do not give your control over to others thinking they have the answers. This is the time to listen to your inner voice, rely on your intuition and take time for some self contemplation. Evaluate things honestly and acknowledge your faults AND your virtues!

    Virgo (August 23 - September 22)- This emotional Cancer Eclipse finds itself in your 11th House, the house of groups and friendships. You may find this energy as being restricted or be faced with pressure from others. With Venus now in your sign as well, you would do best to trust your actions are done with the best intentions. You may be the one that needs to take the lead in organizing a group experience if you want to spread your humanitarianism. At this time, you may find your interest in occult subjects are heightened as well and you can easily research the information you look for.

    Libra (September 23 - October 22)- You might feel a struggle to make you place in the world with this Solar Eclipse in your 10th House of career success and status. If you're looking for power or fame, you need to realize it comes with price! Don't feel as though you are entitled to authority. Finding a balance between owning your power and when to give it over to someone else may key at this time. The ambition to succeed is there, be sure the reason you're working so hard is really what you want at the end result!

    Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)- This Solar Eclipse hits your 9th House of philosophy, higher education, traditions and spiritual matters. As Venus is in your 11th House, you may find yourself achieving the education you dreamed of, as the 11th House also shows our hopes and dreams! This also can be a time to travel (also 9th House) if your heart desires. This is not a time to be limiting of yourself or condescending, you'll need to keep an open mind. Use this time to find your inspiration and harness the energy to realize your highest hopes!

    Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)- As this Solar Eclipse finds itself in your 8th House, your house of shared resources, physical, psychological, spiritual and psychic evolution; you may experience this energy in many ways over the next couple of months! Your self esteem may find itself reborn, like the phoenix rising from the ashes! You feel things are at a turning point and you're ready to start doing things out of love rather than necessity! You are usually one that is honest and don't hold back what's on your mind. Stand true with what you feel and believe!

    Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)- You might find yourself looking at your relationships in a new light as the New Moon in Cancer is opposite your sign. This Eclipse finds itself in your 7th House of partnerships. You have been wanting emotional fulfillment and as Venus transits your 9th house, new ideas may weave their way into your life bringing you into contact with cultures you have been fascinated with. Perhaps learning a foreign language, or taking a meditation or yoga class will have you meeting those you would like to bring into your life! Now is a time to bring conscious expanding growth.

    Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)- During this Eclipse, it'll hit your 6th House, house of health and daily routines. If things have been in a slump, it's time to see if the way you've been going about it is really the right way. You may be spreading yourself out a little too much! Try to find the focus you need as Venus finds itself in the transformative 8th House. Also, if you've had any health problems, now would be the time to address them. Establishing a routine for a healthy body and mind can be beneficial!

    Pisces (February 19 - March 20)- This Eclipse finds you well and it lands in your 5th House, house of creativity, children and hobbies. There may end up being an emotional "block" that comes about, but it's more about the lesson that there's a time for play and a time when work needs to be done! This may further be enhanced by Venus in your 7th house. If you have children, take time to play games with them that you enjoyed.. or if your older, there's nothing wrong with a couple of beers for an adult game night either!

    I hope the Eclipse's energy treats you well and helps open up experiences that will help us all along our way these next few months! If you have any questions regarding how the planets are affecting you personally, you can reach me at facebook or email!

    Many Blessings!!

    Venus enters Virgo ~ Evaluate and Appreciate

     Hopefully you've enjoyed Venus' jaunt through Leo the last few weeks and got your socializing and shopping spree's out of the way! Not that we don't all need to throw caution to the wind at times! But now that she will be in Virgo from July 10th to August 6th, we will be taking note self-consciously and maybe approaching things a little more cautiously.

    Venus shows us our material values, how we approach love, powers of attraction, the appreciation of others, socialization, and the manner in which you express affection. In Leo, she is dynamic and waiting for that Prince Charming to put her on a pedestal. With Venus in Virgo, we have more patience to see the diamond in the rough or at times can stir up negative aspects of being over critical or judgmental.

    Virgo is fair and just. Give it to her straight! As Venus transits Virgo, we must remember this is a sign were it's in it's fall. This means that the planet is in the opposite sign that rules it! What happens when a planet is in it's fall is the energy is more easily weakened and can be affected negatively.

    In terms of love, we may need to make sure old hurts do not resurface to cause more pain. We'll need to see things as they are and try not to make any excuses. Though at the same time, you'll need to make sure you don't mistake genuine thoughtfulness! When Venus moves into Libra, true appreciation will be realized.

    Since Venus also rules our money and finances, giving a double take over your budget at this time also proves beneficial! We all enjoy buying things that aren't needed, but we also hate to be surprised when an unexpected expense shows up! This can be a time that we realize how we treat our finances is also tied in with how we value our own self-worth.

    Now of course, we don't all have the same chart.. so Venus is going to affect us differently! I personally, had a rather busy month last month that included my solar return, Venus return, AND Mars return! As you can see, it's a pretty interesting Venus return!

    Currently, Venus is now in my 1st house and about to conjunct my natal Mars. I'll need to make sure I keep a level head about any obstacles I perceive and try not to act in an aggressive or impatient manor! But I am starting to already feel the pull in an artistic way as well in putting more passion and expression in my work!

    While Venus makes her way through Virgo we'll be blessed with doing away with the things that are no longer serving us well so that when she enters into Libra, we're rewarded for the "sacrifices" (or maybe it's more regaining our common sense!), we've made and come to a more balanced understanding of what we really appreciate in life!

    If you're wondering how Venus will be affecting you, you can enter in your natal information at and see where Venus is in your chart. Then you will look to see which house occupies the sign of Virgo! You can also adjust the chart settings to show your transits to see exactly where Venus is transiting through your chart! A simple google search of "venus virgo transit + your house #" will start you off on getting some good information. Cafe Astrology is a great source! Of course, you can always contact me at facebook or email if you'd like me to take a look at your chart as well!

    Have a fabulous day and Many Blessings!

    Expect the Unexpected

    Ok so, I apologize that Tarotscopes did not get posted!! And after I made a big stink about them possibly going out on Sunday.. it's just one of those weeks peeps! Some time ya just gotta learn to roll with it. On a plus side, I do have a lush new lawn! So, you're probably asking yourself what that pic is too... Well, that's another thing I've been working on... EVP's!!!! It's the spectral graphic of the clip. Now I know I've said more than enough times I have one that will knock your socks off... I've been trying to work with the audio, but I haven't spent enough time in the program I've been using to get it tweaked to perfection. I'm sure given some time, I'll figure it out! I've got an air conditioning unit right outside my window.. it's not the quietest. LOL! If someone has any tips or tricks to equalizing and noise reduction for EVP's I'm all ears! Believe me, if I can get some of the stuff I hear but others don't, that would be pretty nice too! Anyways.. here he, and I believe she, is!

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    Now I gotta remind you that I've been doing a lot of these recordings either with a ghost box, or Frank's box, and like this one I'm sharing; while I'm asleep. I use an Olympus DM-420 for recording. The weird thing is that most of the one's that happen when I'm asleep, usually occur at the same times when recording! I kinda wanted to just have an idea of maybe what sort of activity might be going on while I'm sleeping... Boy, have I been surprised!!!

    So, at first you will hear a sigh. Then there is a male's voice that I hear saying "expecting me?". Now, next is a tough one because it almost sounds like my voice in the background a little. But you can definitely make out a whisper saying either "there's no fear in us" or "fear us". It's tough since it almost seems like I answer "no" while asleep, after the man, but either before or as part of the answer. I plan to work on this one quite a bit more since there's about 5 hours of recording on it and this one is a good one, but I still have many, MANY, more that need help. I haven't even made any new recordings in the last 2 months because I already have so many available. Though I am also planning on making a list of questions and work with the ghost box a little more to see what we can produce there! I've already received some answers there regarding a "vortex"!!!

    Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this little mp3.. I know it's short, but most of them are. I will add more to this EVP playlist as I get the rest of them processed! And if you have any tips or suggestions, you can get in contact at my facebook or email.

    Have a fabulous night!!!