Update on Lady Beltane and Some Ways to Clean Against Cornoavirus COVID-19

I have been confirmed as having mild to moderate COVID-19. As my breathing is good my long time doctor and I feel my best course of treatment is isolating at home for approximately two to three weeks, short course of oral steroids along with a steroid inhaler ( I’ve been on for 2 years which was my saving grace of keeping my lungs somewhat clear), cough medicine, White willow bark as a fever and inflammation reducer, and lots of extra fluids.

From World Health Organization

Please keep in mind just because so far the virus in me is being controlled and I do not need to be hospitalized everyone reacts to the COVID-19 virus differently. Please contact your health care provider of other call in centers of you or anyone you know shows any type of symptom as soon as you possibly can. Wash your hands very off and use hand sanitizer when warm water and soap is unavailable.

I am not in the human medical care field in any captaincy. By deciding to use some or all of these suggestions is your decision alone. Lady Beltane and/or Coven Life/Witches of The Craft Elders and/or Sliver Sag and/or NewFound-Life.com and/or CovenLife.co and/or WitchesofTheCraft.com cannot be held liable in any way for any thing that may go wrong by not using or using any of these suggestions including but not limited to anyone in your household and/or anyone else’s household you choose to share these suggestions with contracts the COVID-19 VIRUS a.k.a. Coronavirus, a.k.a. Novel Coronavirus or any other name given to do it by the media and/or government agency any where on Mother Earth no matter how sever the symptoms and possibly dying from this virus may happen to any individual who contracts this virus.

Either buy cleaning wipes containing bleach or make your own bleach solution using 2 Tablespoons of bleach in 1 Gallon of water. Put mixture in a spray bottle to use on ALL HIGHLY TOUCHED SURFACES, counter tops, refrigerator and freezer door handles, stove handles all door jobs I side and out mailbox latch or cover, handles and faucets on every sink, tub, and shower. We wipe the toilet handle seat, and cover every time before washing our hands. This list is only my check list for my home and a suggestion on where to maybe start in your own home but it does not include everything needed to be wiped down or how often to do it. I suggest at least three to four times a day. VERY IMPORTANT do not dry any surface you harvested or wiped down with bleach mixture as that will stop it from killing the virus and other germs all everything to air dry. Speaking of air I use this same mixture but adds descriptor my favorite essential oil to it in a spray bottle to use as an spray disinfectant for the air. I first spray an even aided Cleric cross above my head reaching my arms out as far as they will go. Than I put my arm holding the bottle out as far as I can and slowly turn in a counterclockwise direction bring it in  a little bit in towards my body each time I get to the spot I started from for me this is facing East. I do this in every room in my home except the bathroom and enclosed back porch. For the bathroom I spray an arch into the bathtub area and close the shower curtain than two more arches from side as I back out of the bathroom and close the door. We started too late it seems to use paper towels damped slightly with the bleach solution to wipe off everything that comes into our home that bleach would not have an adverse effect on such as anything plastic containers, all mail or deliveries from any type of package carrier, any non food items wrapped in plastic or in a cardboard container. All foods like fruit or vegetables are washed with a mild dish detergent and warm water before being out away. It may sound time consuming or like a hassle but ask yourself, “Do I want to take the extra time to try and protect myself and/or those living in the same home? ” I  am not saying these things will stop you and your family from getting COVID-19 but with this horrible life stealing virus at least if someone in your home does get  I hope these suggestions possibly make it a mild case. The CDC and WHO suggest coughing and/or sneezing into the crook of you elbow as this will keep airborne droplets to a minimum and your hands stay cleaner. WASH YOUR HANDS ANY TIME YOU THINK OF IT OR WHEN EVER YOU COUGH AND/OR SNEEZE OR GO TO THE BATHROOM OR BEFORE EATING even when using utensils!!!! If you have longer nails use a nail brush to scrub under them every time you wash your hands for 20 seconds every time. 20 seconds is the time it takes to not rush through singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” three times or the “ABC Song” once.

If you would be so kind as to ask for a smooth recovery for my how ever you would choose to do it. I would be very grateful to you.

Until we meet again soon may you all be Blessed Be

Weekly Horoscopes Sunday, March to Saturday, April 4, 2020

All Signs

In these scary times, many of us wonder what we can do to help, especially from home. I received an email saying some people on Vancouver Island were starting to meditate-pray at 8 PM Pacific time every night for 20 minutes (or how long you want). It’s a chance to stop and take a moment to send your energy and wishes of love and healing to all beings – people and animals. I have been doing this and I like it! It makes me feel better. Will it make others feel better? I don’t know. But I think it makes the people who are doing it feel better. Why not give it a try? Take three deep, slow breaths….and then…very slowly, let go of your cell phone.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

For the next six weeks, Mars will give lots of energy to the part of your chart related to friends, groups and organizations. This will help people who are active in essential jobs – caregivers, fire fighters and those who are joining forces with others to keep us safe. For those at home, in the next six weeks, you will be more active online interacting with groups and friends. Plus, Venus now moves into the part of your chart related to everyday contacts. This is good news! It gives you a greater appreciation for the people you encounter in your daily world. You will develop a greater appreciation for the love and support around you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

There are two conflicting signals coming to you from the universe. Right now, the placement of the Sun makes you want to hide in self isolation. (Sound familiar?) However, for the next six weeks, you will be super ambitious, which runs contrary to the necessity of taking a backseat. Sure enough, your ambition will be blocked this week by authorities, rules and regulations. No worries because ultimately with careful planning, you will actually attract money to you. Enjoy conversations and online interactions with younger people, in particular because they will inspire you and vice a versa.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Things will become more pleasant for you because fair Venus moves into your sign this week to stay for two weeks. This makes you extra charming and diplomatic! Yes, we love you! (Your bathroom mirror is covered in kisses.) It’s tough to be in self-isolation because this is a popular time for you! However, you can still reach out to others on line. Although you might feel restless in the next six weeks (because you want to travel), instead you can use this energy to study and learn something new. Explore philosophies, ideas and seeing new places through virtual tours. A conversation with a boss or parent will be significant.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You look mahvelous dahling, mahvelous, because the Sun is at the top of your chart. (This is not surprising because many Cancer people are nurses, caregivers and in the health profession. Oh yes, you’re the big tit.) This is an excellent week to study or finish writing papers and manuscripts. Disputes about inheritances and shared property or insurance issues will come to a head but they will be resolved by the end of the week. (Good.) Meanwhile, close friends and partners are supportive and a source of joy to you. They appreciate your fabulous sense of humour. (Phyllis Diller was Sun and Moon in Cancer.) “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a frustrating time for Leos who are in self isolation because more than any other time of the year, you want to get outta Dodge! Fortunately, you are creative, so you will see ways to break the monotony of your daily routine. Since you are a teacher and a performer at heart, share your ideas via YouTube or Facebook with others. Give people a three-minute performance of something that appeals to you. You’re a natural! Relations with friends are warm and supportive in a calm, practical way. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, difficulties with partners and close friends will arise Your partner will be obstinate, stubborn and frozen in place. Unlike you who is cooperative, wise, all-knowing and completely flexible. It’s a pity.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This week will be frustrating in areas related to your job, your work, your health and possibly dealing with a pet. You might feel angry. Actually, this same astrological influence gives you much energy that you can channel in other directions. You can get a lot of work done, especially work that requires concentrated focus and great discipline or a careful technique. Working with metals will be excellent. The good news is that people in authority admire you now. They see you as the voice of reason. They also see you as someone to guide them, especially in matters of peace, harmony and beauty. (That’s not too shabby.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You need harmony in your surroundings. This includes colour, design, furniture arrangement, smells – anything that makes you feel relaxed with your surroundings. This is why you need to suck it up and go more than halfway when dealing with partners and close friends because this will be your quickest road to peace. Peace! Remember your objective. You want peace. Therefore, don’t make a big deal about anything. Relax. Meanwhile, opportunities in publishing, the media, the law or medicine are now at hand if you are ready to work for them. Parents will have challenges with their kids this week. But you can handle this. Fortunately, your family will be a source of joy for you this year.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Oh my! You’re in busy mode. Running around the house with an outboard motor on your butt! Be happy that you’re motivated to get better organized and get a lot done. However, difficulties with family members will require your patience. Patience and tolerance. (Those words are in the dictionary.) You’re the most strong-willed sign in the zodiac, but without even knowing it, you can steamroller over others. Be kind to the little people. Actually, because you are strong willed with amazing self-discipline, people now look to you for support. (Especially because more than any other sign, Scorpio works in the medical profession, septic engineering, garbage and recycling and the morgues.) We need you!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

It’s play city for you! My heart goes out to because you’re the traveller of the zodiac and this is the month when you want to be on vacation. What to do? An elaborate picnic in the backyard? Virtual tours of the great museums of the world? Skype calls to your friends in other countries? Certainly, your relations with partners and close friends are warm and cozy now because Venus is opposite your sign for the next two weeks. You’re entering a lovely month if you write, teach or edit because Mars will make you identify strongly with your ideas and opinions. Oh yes – you will speak up! Caution about coercing others to believe as you do. Not everyone carries the Centaur’s arrow of truth.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Good news! Because the Sun is at the very bottom of your chart right now, it’s easier for you to stay at home more than other signs. (Having said that, more than other signs, you have a strong sense of social responsibility to the community, so you would do this anyway.) Financial difficulties arise this week. Something might stop your earnings or cash flow. But this is temporary. You are resourceful and capable of making long-range plans related to earnings, money and your job. Capricorns never give up. You’re the mountain goat! You know that difficulties are actually character building. “No pain, no gain.” Meanwhile, one can always shop for a decent handbag online. “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’ll be glad to know that fiery Mars is moving into your sign where it will stay for the next six weeks. This happens only once every two years and when it occurs, it boosts your energy and makes you PowerPoint on steroids! The placement of the Sun also indicates that you are eager to move and be active with short trips and conversations with everyone. Of course, these two influences will make self-isolation at home particularly challenging for you! Fortunately, you’re a brainiac. You see the world as a global village. You understand the power of like-minded individuals to make positive changes. Romance with someone of an age difference might occur now – probably online.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

No matter what you’re doing, (and many of you are working from home) you are focused on money, earnings and cash flow. Mercury in your sign makes you eager to talk to everyone. And this week, Venus has changes signs, which brings a two-week influence that will make you want to redecorate your digs and enjoy the company of family. However, in the next six weeks, Mars will be hiding in your chart, which triggers a time of self-denial. It means you might not get credit for what you are actually doing because you have to stay in the background. Bummer! Be careful of little self-defeating acts. accept what is going on and make the best of it because it’s temporary. Meanwhile, if you think something fishy is going on – it is! Watch your back.

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Witches ointment BY VAMZZZ

Witches ointment is an ointment or paste with which people (mostly women known as witches) are said to have rubbed themselves in order to fly to the witches sabbath in the late Middle Ages and at the time of the early modern witch persecutions.

witches ointment

 

The ointment is known by a wide variety of names, including witches’ flying ointmentgreen ointmentmagic salve, or lycanthropic ointment. In German it was Hexensalbe (witch salve) or Flugsalbe (flying salve). In Holland, vliegzalf (flying salve) or heksenzalf (witches’ ointment). Latin names included unguentum sabbati (sabbath unguent), unguentum pharelisunguentum populi (poplar unguent) or unguenta somnifera (sleeping unguent).

young basque witch rubbing flying ointment

Witch ointments are ointment preparations made from psychoactive substances (especially from nightshade plants), the use of which can cause hallucinations or delusional dreams. To stigmatize “witches” as evil and demonic the “fat of children” is regularly mentioned by those who led the burning times to its horror climax.

The misogyne psychopath Heinrich Kramer (Institoris) describes in 1486 in the second part of his infamous Malleus Maleficarum (Hexenhammer, Hammer of the Witches) that witches could rise in the air because of an ointment made from children’s extremities. Even Francis Bacon listed as the ingredients of the witches ointment “the fat of children digged out of their graves, juices of smallage, wolfe-bane, and cinque foil, mingled with the meal of fine wheat.”

 

Highly toxic ingredients

Typical poisonous ingredients included belladonna or nightshade, henbane bell, jimson weed (Datura stramonium), black henbane, mandrake, hemlock, and/or wolfsbane, most of which contain atropine, hyoscyamine, and/or scopolamine. Scopolamine can cause psychotropic effects when absorbed through the skin.

Apart from these herbs mushrooms like the Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita and ergot or the poison of toads (bufotenin) were used to trigger psychotropic effects, like out of body experiences, seeing Elemental and nature spirits, flying through the air or intense orgasms. Pigs fat was used instead of childrens’ fat.

In the ages these ointments were used frequently they made many casualties because of their toxicity and the problem that it is very difficult to estimate how much of the active psychotropic substance a herb contains. This differs due to ground quality, time of the year, weather, condition of the plant, moment of picking etc.. Even in modern times experimenting with these ointments can be fatal. The German historian, occultist and theosophist Carl Kiesewetter for exemple, author of Geschichte des Neueren Occultismus 1892 and Die Geheimwissenschaften, eine Kulturgeschichte der Esoterik 1895 died while testing an witches ointment recipe on himself.

To make a long story short: experimenting with witch ointment herbs is NOT advisable!

poppy witches ointment

One possible key to how individuals dealt with the toxicity of the nightshades usually said to be part of flying ointments is through the supposed antidotal reaction some of the solanaceous alkaloids have with the alkaloids of Papaver somniferum (opium poppy). This is discussed by Alexander Kuklin in his brief book, How Do Witches Fly? (DNA Press, 1999).

This antagonism was claimed to exist by the movement of Eclectic medicine. For instance,

 

READ MORE HERE:  https://vamzzz.com/blog/witches-ointment/

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, March 22, Through Saturday, March 28. 2020

All Signs

Pluto in Capricorn is lined up with Jupiter. (This last occurred in 1771.) Capricorn represents organizational structures. Meanwhile Pluto is the planet of regeneration and extremes, and Jupiter magnifies whatever it touches. Neptune in Pisces is classic for hidden viruses. Neptune rules hospitals, “prisons” and chemistry. (Neptune was last in Pisces from 1847-1861.) Did pandemics occur during those times? Yes! They also occurred many other times as well. I see no astrological explanation. But today we are medically sophisticated, informed and globally connected. We can control our destiny. Fate may deal us our cards – but we play them. The solution is to play them with clean hands.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

There’s good news and there’s bad news this week. The bad news is that you are going to meet obstacles, confrontations and closed doors dealing with authority figures, bosses, the government or any powerful person or group to which you might petition your case or make a plea or a request. “Talk to the hand!” Bummer. The good news is that the Sun is now in your sign. (Hey, this happens only once a year.) This means you are empowered! Not only that, fair Venus will attract money to you and give you a favourable edge in financial negotiations. Yeah, yeah it will also make you want to buy pretty things and spend your hard-earned dollars. Despite the difficulties that you encounter with authority figures, somehow you end up with good press!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This continues to be a time when you will prefer to take a backseat and keep a low profile because this feels best to you. (An excellent idea during these uncertain times.) Interactions with younger people will please you. In fact, a younger person might inspire you or elevate your idealism about something, perhaps through a group or an organization? Even though Venus is in your sign making you diplomatic and charming (it’s almost pathetic) – nevertheless, avoid controversial arguments about politics, religion and racial issues because they will get nasty. Easy does it. “These are not the droids you’re looking for.”

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This continues to be a popular time, which means you want to see people or be involved with groups, clubs and organizations. You might be at home doing this through Skype or social media? Nevertheless, you will choose to interact with others more than usual by whatever means you can. Now is the time to give serious thought to your future goals. It’s also a strong time to talk to bosses, parents and authority figures. Meanwhile, disputes about shared property, inheritances and joint responsibilities might be nasty. Fortunately, Venus guarantees lovely moments of peace and quiet during times of solitude.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Good news! The Sun is still at the top of your chart casting you in a flattering spotlight, which means others are impressed with you and see you as competent and capable, even if you don’t do anything special. (Good lighting is everything.) Not only that, Venus now smooths the way for all your relations with friends and groups, which is a lovely thing for you to experience. In particular, it will encourage your interaction with artistic, creative people. These supportive influences are just what you need while fiery Mars is opposite your sign creating friction with partners and close friends. Fear not – you are loved.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

A strong impulse in your chart now makes you want to travel. However, this is not a good idea. Fortunately, this influence is actually an urge to expand your world. In other words, you want to learn new things, meet new people, see new places! It is possible to do this by learning new things and exploring things remotely. Take an online course. Learn a new language. Study history. Make friends with other cultures and different parts of the world and enjoy exchanges that will enlighten you. Visit museums on line. Meanwhile, someone wants your creative advice about how to make something look more attractive. (More than any other sign, you are quick to see the big picture.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Some of you might be exploring a romantic relationship with someone who is “different”. Perhaps this person is from another culture or a different country? This same influence makes you want to travel and explore new ideas; however, you will likely have to do this online. This is a passionate time for you, which is why you feel intensely about many things. Nothing is casual. Important conversations with a close friend or partner are taking place. Problems with kids, if you’re a parent; problems with vacations; and problems with creative ventures are discouraging. Instead, seek ways to feel inspired about art, philosophy or music. You might have a consciousness-expanding experience through your love of beauty. It happens.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You still need more sleep. Respect this fact and get more rest. You can accomplish a lot of work by communicating with others and being hands-on because you are motivated to do so. Money, support, resources and equipment from other sources will help you now as well. Unfortunately, some kind of confusion, chaos or difficulty is taking place on the home front or within your family dynamic. Deal with this as best you can. Right now, you have the advantage of being able to see your partnerships and closest relationships with more objectivity. This will help you to improve them, which is what any sane person would want to do – right? And you’re sane.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You continue to be in work mode, which is why you can accomplish a lot. It won’t always be this easy, so get as much done as you can. Use this motivation to get better organized. It’s a fortunate blessing to have this kind of motivation! It makes you productive and it instills high standards within you. This is why you also want to improve your health as well as your daily effectiveness. (Bravo!) Venus opposite your sign guarantees excellent relations with those who are closest to you because Venus helps you to be patient with siblings, relatives and neighbours, even when these exchanges are challenging! However, it’s always a two-way street. Where you find others difficult to deal with – they might find you difficult. Go gently.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

No matter how serious things are, you want to party! To put a finer point on it, you want the freedom to express yourself and do exactly what you want. Of course, you want to get out and have a good time but you can also have a good time at home with family members, especially with kids. Your attitude toward all your relationships will be lighter and more playful. Take time to make your workspace more attractive. (Incidentally, a work-related romance will blossom for some of you.) One dark cloud on your horizons might relate to money and cash flow. There is tension in this part of your chart showing some kind of upheaval or transformation. Don’t worry because in the long run, you will be financially protected. It’s all good.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your focus on home, family and your private life continues perhaps through self-isolation or increasing demands of family members. Many of you are more involved with a parent. What is frustrating is with Mars in your sign, you are high-energy and keen to do things! Physical exercise and increased activity on the home front are obvious outlets. However, a sweet blessing from Venus now encourages you to express your creative style through hobbies or creating beautiful things that might be of use? You need to talk to others and communicate because busy Mercury is in your House of communications this week. These are conflicting energies for you to handle. Good luck!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This continues to be a busy time mentally and physically. Many of you are on the go with short trips and interactions with others despite the need for social distancing and self-isolation. It’s as if the world refuses to stop and recognize your personal needs. Do the minimum. Explore moneymaking ideas online and talking to others online. Fortunately, the placement of Venus is helpful for you now because Venus will show you how to have pleasure staying at home. (Bonus!) Naturally, Venus wants you to entertain, which means families can be close now. In fact, redecorating ideas are bubbling in your mind. “Now I have time to tackle this project that I’ve always wanted to do.” (Make that window box!)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

The planets show that your primary focus is about money and earning money. You cannot ignore it. Unfortunately, the ability to earn money is being interrupted for so many people. However, at a deeper level, this same influence is making you ponder your own value system. As the world is changing so rapidly around you, you are forced to ask yourself, “What really matters?” Venus is in a part of your chart that will play a role in this self-discovery because it will encourage you to see how much love there is in your daily life. It will also encourage you to see how much beauty there is in your daily surroundings. When you change the way you look at things, the things that you look at change.

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May Your Ostara or Mabon Sabbat be a Happy and Blessed Time

Well, I just learned something new about the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and the fall equinox in the southern hemisphere. Ostara the spring equinox is on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:49 PM PM CT while Mabon the fall equinox is on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:49 PM AEDT in the southern hemisphere. Which means we are experiencing the equinoxes at the exact same time just in different time zones and because of the international date line on a different date.

When I read this I felt it covered more than just a blessing for Ostara and Mabon. I felt it was a blessing to carry with us all through the year.

Northern Brothers and Sisters: May what you sow this spring come to a bountiful harvest in the fall.

Southern Brothers and Sisters: May what you sowed in the spring be bring you a bountiful harvest this fall.

Remember we can sow different things for our own reasons they do not have to be something we plant in the ground and watch grow, they can be something we change in our lifestyle or in our spiritual or magickal path. Then when we harvest them they become part of us and who we are.

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, 15 March to Saturday, 21 March 2020

All Signs

This week Saturn leaves Capricorn (the suits) where it’s been since 2017, to enter rebellious Aquarius. (“To the gates!”) Saturn will be in Aquarius for only three months, then return to Capricorn to stay until the end of the year. (When it leaves, it will not return for 29 years.) This means the next three months are a hint of what is to come in 2021. Meanwhile, this week, on the Spring Equinox, the Sun enters Aries. As Little Richard would say, “There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!” (Remember: Friends don’t let friends drive naked.)

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Once a year, for four weeks, the Sun is in your sign boosting your energy and bringing you good fortune. Ta da! That time has arrived! This means it’s your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. This month you will be powerful because in addition to the Sun in your sign, fiery Mars and Jupiter are both at the top of your chart. This makes you ambitious! It also means doors will open for you, allowing you to promote your reputation among your peers. This is a rare and opportune time so make the most of it! Get out there and hustle because things are going your way. As Patrick always says, “If you’re going to fish – go where the fish are.”

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This week you’re getting mixed signals. Because your birthday is a month away, your personal year is coming to an end. This means the Sun is “hiding” in your chart for the next four weeks, which makes you want to seek privacy to contemplate goals for your new year ahead. However, contrary to this influence, fiery Mars and Jupiter want you to get outta Dodge! They want you to explore your world by expanding your knowledge through books, film and study. Meanwhile, someone younger will grab your attention this week. (Great week to buy wardrobe goodies for yourself.)

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Your popularity will soar in the next four weeks because suddenly, everyone wants you on their team. (You love this.) In fact, some of you will become more involved in organizations and perhaps take on a leadership role. Discussions with authority figures – bosses, supervisors, teachers and parents, will be important this week because Mercury is high in your chart. This is an excellent time to think about your life direction in general. Meanwhile, disputes about shared property, insurance issues and inheritances might be an issue. Fortunately, because Jupiter is also in this part of your chart, you’ll come out smelling like a rose. You win!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

For the next four weeks, the Sun will be sitting at the top of your chart. (This is the only time all year this can occur.) When it happens, it symbolizes that you are thrust into a flattering spotlight, which makes you look good in the eyes of bosses, parents and VIPs. (Even if you don’t do anything different or special.) It’s smoke and mirrors! Obviously, this is a blessing from the universe that you can use to advance your own agenda. Make your pitch! Go after what you want. However, keep in mind that even though you make such a great impression on bosses and VIPs, with Mars opposite your sign now, relations with partners and close friends are testy and challenging. Sigh. Nothing is perfect.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a strong time for Leos! In the next four weeks, you will focus more on publishing, the media, the law and medicine. You want to travel and do anything to expand your world. You will explore learning new things, hearing lectures, going to classes, attending musical performances or doing anything unusual that is informative and educational. Meanwhile, relations with authority figures are fabulous! Don’t hesitate to ask for a favour. (In fact, things are so cozy, some of you will begin a romance with a boss.) Someone will ask for your advice about design, layout, furniture arrangement, regardless of what you do for a living. You will have something to say because you are a creative sign, who is quick to see the whole picture.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

No matter what you are doing, you will be more passionate in the next four weeks. You will be passionate about everything! (Not just sex, but that, too.) Your desire to travel and explore opportunities in the media, publishing and medicine are strong. With your ruler Mercury sitting right opposite your sign, you will be eager to talk to partners and close friends, and they will enjoy talking to you! Mars continues to make you competitive, especially in sports, as well as being playful and prankish! Mars gives you the freedom to demand to be yourself and express to others exactly who you are. (Don’t leave home without a rose between your teeth!)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

For the next four weeks, the Sun is opposite your sign, which is (symbolically speaking) as far away from you as it can get all year. This means you will need more sleep. (Naps are wonderful.) Make sure you get your rest because increased chaos and activity on the home front could be frustrating for you. This activity might be due to renovations, repairs, DIY projects or visiting guests. For some, it might mean a residential move. Of course, these are expected activities because this year is the best year in over a decade for you to improve where you live by making improvements to your current home or moving to something bigger and better. Yeah!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’ll be in work mode for the next four weeks. This is a good thing. This influence happens only once a year and it means you suddenly want to be efficient and effective in everything you do. You will look around you to see how you can work better and improve things. You want to be better organized. This feeling is so strong, you will even want to improve your health as well! (“If I end up perfect, will my friends be jealous?”) Mars and Jupiter continue to enhance your communications making you effective in writing, acting, selling and speaking to others. Meanwhile, Venus is opposite your sign making all your relationships sweet and cozy. (Gosh.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Lucky you! This week the Sun enters your fellow Fire sign, which totally pumps your energy! Specifically, it makes you want to party, have fun and do your own thing. Your primary drive will be to do what you want and to set your own priorities. Romantic relationships will be lighter and fun filled. Vacations, social outings and schmoozing with others will be tops on your menu. Sports events will be exciting and you will be involved with children more than usual. Fortunately, relations with coworkers will be supportive and cozy. Family discussions and home repairs are also on your agenda. Your overall theme of increasing your wealth this year will continue, which is why you are busting your buns to earn money (and spend it!)

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your attention now tuns to home, family and your private life for the next four weeks. You might be more involved than usual with a parent. Having said that, by contrast, Mercury and Venus will encourage you to talk to others, take short trips and explore fun times socializing and enjoying the arts. As mentioned last week, you can do all this because Mars and Jupiter give you tons of energy right now. (Mars is in your sign for about six weeks every two years, and when it happens, you are PowerPoint on steroids!) Take advantage of this boost to your energy to accomplish as much as you can. You’re like the little engine that could. “I think I can! I think I can!”

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Whoa Nellie! As the Sun changes signs this week, it enters a part of your chart that makes you super busy! This is why the next four weeks are jammed with short trips, errands, appointments, tasks and conversations with siblings, relatives and neighbours. Ph yes, the pace of your days will accelerate! But fear not because this will be “fun busy”, not frantic. You’ll be curious to talk to everyone and learn new things. You have excellent moneymaking ideas as well at this time. Meanwhile, you will enjoy entertaining at home as well as redecorating your digs. Some of you might also explore real-estate opportunities because they do exist. Good luck!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

“Show me the money!” This week the Sun moves into your Money House of earnings to stay for four weeks. (This happens only once a year.) This also urges you to reflect upon your values both in terms of what you own, and also your abstract values – the values that govern your decisions. This placement of the Sun will also make you take stock about what you own. Do your possessions serve your needs or are you a slave to them? Do they get in your way? The next four weeks are the perfect time to address this situation. This is a happy time for you because you appreciate your surroundings and you also see how much love there is in your world. Competitive sports will appeal!

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