Monthly Archives October 2017

SOUL CAKES – HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Often served at Halloween, these muffins symbolized of the souls of the dead releasing to the other side. In some Catholic countries they were symbolic of a soul leaving Purgatory for the glories of Heaven. While they have fallen out of favor they are a delightful memory from Halloween’s past.   Makes 12 cookies 1 cup butter, unsalted and softened 3 cups baking flour 2eggs ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1teaspoon ginger 1teaspoon allspice ¼ cup milk Currants or raisins for topping Preheat oven to 350°F and grease two cookie sheets. In a small bowl, cut the butter into the flour with a
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Keep Your Eyes on Uranus

Even though it is in retrograde Uranus is right now as close to Earth as it can be. We know from mythology that Uranus has trickster energy – completely unpredictable and somewhat destructive. Because Uranus rules electricity, lightening and many astrologers are pointing to his hand in the devastating wild fires in California. I prefer to work on the more personal level, however. Where Uranus is transiting in your chart right now is an area is one that can use a jolt. It is always best to come out ahead of Uranus – you want to make the change that
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If You Want to Work on Yourself Now is the Time

This week is the time to do some “fall cleaning” – on yourself.  Right now huge Jupiter which has just moved into Scorpio, the sign of deep and sometimes difficult transformation, is conjunct the Sun and Mercury. What have you been wanting to say – what words and thoughts are bottled up and causing you angst? This is the time to unplug the cork and let your true words fly. While this is happening, Venus and Mars are also dancing together – doing their traditional male/female salsa – trying to seek balance. Not to be outdone, the highly emotional Moon
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In This Season of Balance – Understand Your Venus/Mars Energy

Last week – Mars and Venus made a rare conjunction in the sign of Virgo. Virgo transmits the energy of the sacred divine in the most practical of forms. Virgo, the Earth goddess, has a direct line to the divine but she can only utilize it here on Earth. Mars epitomizes masculine energy and Venus is the sacred feminine. This conjunction address the need to balance the opposites in your life – sacred/mundane, masculine/feminine. This comes at a time of earthly balance between summer and winter – life and death. Find 19 degrees Virgo in your birth chart to learn how
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Jupiter Enters Scorpio on October 10 – What Secrets Will She Reveal?

There is nothing better than Scorpio loves than a good secret – or should I say, how to ferret out a good secret?  With the power of mighty Jupiter, Scorpio is primed to reveal those hidden unknowns that we all do our best to keep from the world. Don’t be surprised if people seem a bit too nosy. There will be attacks on your privacy and interpersonal relationships will become more intense. This is a great time to define clearly your personal boundaries. Be careful too that you are not being too intrusive of others.   Scorpio is the sign
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