Feng Shui for Winter

Winter is a time when the earth is in hibernation. The chi rests. Plants, trees and of course we try to take it easy. The weather gets colder and snow blankets the earth and all looks peaceful and beautiful from the inside of our home. It’s a lovely time of the year.

We may have time to read that book that has been sitting on the shelf for a few months because we were so busy with our autumn yard clean up, etc., and never got around to doing what we wanted to do. It’s a time to sit home and watch TV or have fun with the family. Adult education classes are over until February, so this is a time to decorate the house, enjoy your family, read, play board games, write holiday shopping lists, battle the crowds in the stores for holiday shopping, and generally enjoy the indoors (except for those skiers.  There always has to be a few in a crowd!)

As winter progresses, it’s a time to make sure your car is in good working condition as well as your tires. You want to be safe while driving in the snow and ice filled streets. Be sure to get that oil change to make sure the engine runs smoothly too.

Here are a few ways to bring in positive (chi) energy into your yard and home for the holidays.

Be sure the furnace is in perfect operating condition so your heating bills will be reasonable and your family will be safe and warm.

If you have a fireplace, be sure to have enough wood stored in a dry space so it can be used whenever you need a fire. Be sure the fireplace has been cleaned, if needed. Every other year would be a good starting point to know when you should have it checked.

Put light timers in several rooms so that they come on automatically when you are not home. The darkness of night comes quickly in the winter months, so make sure it looks as if someone is home.

Place your heat on a timer too so that you are not wasting precious fuel when it is not needed. There are many thermostats with timers built in and if you don’t have one, they are not outrageously priced.

Are all the window and door seals tight so that you don’t lose precious heating in the winter?

Is your roof in need of repair? It would be worse if your roof was in need of repair and you found out while the ice was melting through your attic and into one of your second floor ceilings.

Keep an extra entranceway runner handy so that excess mud, water or snow can be wiped off easily from shoes or boots before coming into your home.

If it makes sense for you, do bulk shopping so that you have fewer trips to the store and have plenty of items on hand in case of an unexpected snow storm. With gas prices, it’s yet another way of saving a few more dollars each month.

This is a great time to clean out attics and basements during the bad weather. Until the weather breaks, you might as well be productive.

Clean out closets and/or dressers one day at a time until you are finished.

Go through your clothes, towels, bed linens and tablecloths and see which ones you no longer need, like, or use.

You can put them in a big bag or box for a springtime garage sale or you can simply donate them to your church, favorite charity or bring them in to your local thrift shop.

My local animal shelter recently advertised that they needed these items for bedding for their animals so I brought bags of things I could no longer use.

Clean out your makeup drawer! If you haven’t used something in a year, toss it or give it to someone who may want or need it, if it is still good. Once mascara is opened, it can only be used for three months until bacteria forms inside the tube. If creams smell bad, toss them. There is a certain shelf life on cosmetics, so check them carefully. Otherwise, you are storing items that are unusable or bad.

When putting away holiday decorations, do one area of your home at a time. Pack things carefully so you won’t find them broken next year. Put tree decorations together, the manger and figurines in another box, and all of your window and room decorations in another. Label each box with a big black magic marker or Sharpie pen. Rubbermaid makes clear large containers that seal out moisture, so perhaps investing in a few of them will help make the storing of your decorations easier.

Read; there is no time like winter to curl up in front of a fireplace or in a cozy chair and read. You can see TV all year long. At this time, there are mostly holiday specials on or repeats. Holiday specials are great, but they tend to play them over and over again.

Spend more time with family and friends. Have a few cocktail parties or get-togethers with finger foods. I was recently introduced to a fun game called “Apples to Apples.” I don’t like games but my sister-in-law said, “You don’t have to know anything or do anything that is hard,” so I gave it a try. We played for hours and had fun – both with the kids and adults. It also got us talking a lot more to each other and laughing way too much!

Catch up on recorded shows that you didn’t have time to see.

Catch up on sewing, crocheting or knitting projects while watching TV or listening to the radio or CD.

Sell your old treasures on eBay. There is nothing like the winter months to get you looking through your stuff to see that you don’t need a lot of things any longer. Get some money for them by selling them. It’s easy to sell on eBay if you have never done so before. Just read through the site and you will see how easy it truly is. If I can do it, so can you.

These are some of the suggestions I have for the winter season.

Good luck and enjoy the snow!



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HOLIDAY FENG SHUI TIPS:

Have holiday lights on if it is appropriate to your holiday. Nothing brings in guests for a visit better than a light display during the holidays. Put lights on timers so that you don’t have to be home to ti turn them on. This also lets others think you are home when you may be off holiday shopping or visiting family, friends, or neighbors. (As an aside, I also have motion lights on my house to cover the whole yard, driveway, and front walkway for the same reason).

If you are a baker, bake all the great cookies and breads you usually do for the holidays. Nothing invites family, friends, and neighbors, in general, to come into your home more than freshly baked items with those wonderful aromas filling your home and seeping through your doors or windows. Do you need to bake so many cookies? How many can we eat? After the holidays, I get to throw a good deal of them out to my squirrels and other wildlife which live on my property and they say thank you.

Have all of your shopping and wrapping done early. You can buy presents all year long and wait until after Thanksgiving for larger items or items that you want to make sure you can return.

Decorate the house at different times. You can put up the tree one night and then put up window and yard decorations over the next few days. Be sure the children are home, so that they can assist in making your home look beautiful for the holidays. Even though I’m sure they’ll complain at having to work and do something as lame as put up Christmas or holiday decorations, it will be good to show the children that these holidays are for families and families to work together as a team.

Write holiday cards when you have a few spare minutes throughout the fall. Many people put names and addresses on computer labels and I must admit I did that for many years. I have learned that they are very impersonal and it’s just like you are saying that you wanted to get that chore out of the way as quickly as possible and had no regard for the person it was being sent to. I hand write all my envelopes and messages inside each card and then also include a lengthy, general typed Christmas gram. It’s more personal and it’s very rare, so your card will stand out. I have received many comments on my original notes and how refreshing they were.

When getting ready to have a holiday party at your home, here are some tips: clean the house one day, set up the tables with your best china and glasses, and you will need another day (pop them in the dishwasher if they haven’t been used since the last big holiday), do the food shopping and preparing what you can ahead of time and on the day of the party, you can relax, get ready in a stress-free environment and have fun with your guests! Clean up can be done tomorrow or after your guests have gone. Some people actually pitch in and clean up as they go. If this is all right with you, by all means, accept the help. You’ve worked hard!

Or throw a load of dishes and glasses in the dishwasher, go to bed and rest so you can face the mess ahead of you in the light of day with a strong cup of coffee or tea in your hand!

Do simple things to help your party run smoother. Prepare the coffee ahead of time so that when it is time for your guests to have coffee (or tea), all you have to do is plug the pot in.

Put your milk pitcher in the refrigerator filled with cold water so it will be kept colder for a longer period of time after serving.

Make sure your table linens are clean. Check them at least a week before your party and clean what needs to be washed or sent to the dry cleaners.

Have holiday music playing in the background, but be sure it is calming music so it does not disturb your guests. The idea is to let everyone enjoy themselves which includes chatting to one another to catch up on their lives with soft music playing in the background so you can hear one another.

If this is a pot luck dinner, prepare a menu so you can tell everyone what they could bring to your home. If it’s not a pot luck dinner but others ask what they may bring, you can always suggest gourmet dips, crackers, breads, wine, sparkling apple cider, eggnog, a bottle of liquor, or any dessert of their choice. Tell them how many guests you are expecting.

You do not need to put out every holiday decoration you have. As the children leave the nest, you can put up a modest yet tasteful display of decorations. The holidays are a time for us to relax and enjoy the season, not stress over all the decorations, where to move the furniture until after the holidays and rush out to buy the biggest live Christmas tree you can find. I find live trees dangerous, messy (I found pine needles the next July stuck in my rug and eventually my feet!). They need constant water and they seem to dry up quickly.  I personally think they can be a dangerous hazard to your home if you are not taking extra care of this tree.  Be careful.

Is an artificial tree out of the question? There are so many kinds of artificial trees that are pre-lit (a gift from Heaven) and in so many shapes and sizes, do we really have to spend a lot of money year after year and have yet another beautiful part of nature being cut down, destroyed and then burned when they are not sold? An artificial tree can be purchased after the holidays for very reasonable prices and they look good for at least ten years if cared for properly. 

I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with all the joy and blessings God can give you.

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BRING IN POSITIVE ENERGY WITH SOLAR ECLIPSES

BRING IN POSITIVE ENERGY WITH SOLAR ECLIPSES 

The next solar eclipse is December 4, 2021.

In astrology, the male or positive signs are depicted as Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. The feminine or negative signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.  The positive or negative traits assigned to each sun sign have nothing to do with a positive or negative attitude.  It separates the zodiac signs into leaders and followers, extroverts or introverts, those who are extremely talkative, and those who quietly observe, whether you will become a leader of industry or a teacher, are you romantic or more practical? 

Solar eclipses give you approximately two days a year when you can reset your goals, dreams, ambitions, and aspirations; however, there have been years when there were three or four solar eclipses! They will be in either positive or negative signs.  If it is in your positive or negative group, then you can be sure the next six months will be very dynamic with lots of reassuring changes guiding you toward your goals. When an eclipse is not in your group, it doesn’t provide easy opportunities or positive energy to make things go your way, but you can use the eclipse energy to change things you do not like or to choose another path. You still need to be proactive and positive on the eclipse no matter your sign.  Circumstances and life may get blown out of proportion and challenges may occur. This could result in issues with family, partners, health, career or money, as well as other areas of life. Now you know one of the reasons why life isn’t always treating you fairly. You must be persistent to make life go in the direction you intended. On an eclipse, make sure to keep the day positive and the next six months of your life will steadily improve. 

The next solar eclipse is on December 4, 2020. This is a great time to set your intention list of what you want to happen in your life moving forward.  Plan now and make the eclipse day a positive one. 

Can eclipses have a dramatic impact on one’s life? 

A dramatic impact means that you can change your life and go in any direction you wish. If you don’t like the way your life is going, you can change it in a positive way and the effect will last until the – next subsequent eclipse.  It’s a great time to start a new project, health regime, or business, especially a home-based business. Eclipses provide a cosmic wake-up call to help manifest your highest intentions.  

Whether you can see an eclipse or not is irrelevant. The energy of the eclipse affects the whole world and the whole day from midnight to midnight no matter when the actual eclipse takes place.  

What should you do on an eclipse? 

It’s very simple and practical. Do whatever you want to be doing for the next six months. So, if you want to start looking for a new job, send out resumes on that day. If you are trying to sell your home, talk to a realtor that day or drop into a realtor’s office. Better yet, put your house up for sale on an eclipse for extra energy in selling it quickly. If you like your job, get to work on time, be friendly, have lunch with co-workers, and do each assignment with enthusiasm and dedication, etc. Don’t go shopping on an eclipse or your intent would be to spend extra money during the next six months. Reach out to people you would like to have in your life more. You can email, write or visit with them, it doesn’t matter. Contact is an important issue. Put money in the bank so you’ll have money to save during the next six months. Go out for a meal with friends or loved ones so that you will have more time and money to do that going forward. I tell women don’t offer to pay for the meal so that they don’t spend the year ahead paying. If you are ill on this day, unfortunately, you may catch a lot of colds; so please take care of yourself so you don’t have to worry about your health. An eclipse is a great day to tell someone you love them.  

You can start a new redecorating project, makeover, or new hobby. You can take a new class, learn a foreign language, make a home-cooked meal for the family if it is your intent to have the family around the dinner table more, but remember, you will be cooking more. 

Personally, I like to read, write, take my dogs for a walk, listen to relaxing music, watch Youtube tutorials, rest, update my blogs or website, and make sure I either lecture or have clients on that day to attract more business in the future. 

What shouldn’t you do on an eclipse? 

This is easy yet important. Do not do housework! Do not schedule any medical procedures or doctor appointments. You don’t want to be sick for the next six months, do you? Do not pay bills or you will have more bills to pay.  Do not have a fight with anyone. If you do, makeup quickly so this will not be an issue for the future. Do not stay home from work on this day or you could be downsized, laid off or fired. Several students tested me on this and told me in the following semester that they had lost their jobs because they went to the beach on an eclipse instead of to work. They learned their lesson the hard way.  If you are homesick, take a shower, wash your hair, get dressed and do something relaxing that does not remind you of your illness. You may wish to read, continue a puzzle, paint, crochet, watch Youtube videos, talk a leisurely walk, binge watch a TV show you haven’t seen or learn a new subject online, etc. Don’t procrastinate. 

Don’t do anything you don’t want to be doing over and over again for the next six months. Think about what you want to accomplish and make sure you are doing what brings you closer to your goals.  Be with the people you want to be with for the next six months. 

A solar eclipse is a wonderful way to reorganize your life and bring in positive energy that you can use to enhance your life.  

We will not see all the eclipses. It depends on the moon’s position in the sky; however, whether it is an Annular or Total Eclipse, the effect on you will be exactly the same.  Happy Eclipses everyone!

Upcoming Eclipses:

December 4, 2021

April 30, 2022

October 25, 2022

April 20, 2023

October 14, 2023

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December 2021 Horoscopes

By Vikki Anderson

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Important Dates: December 6, Hanukkah ends; 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception;12th, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe; 21st, the first day of Winter and the Winter Solstice; 24th, Christmas Eve; 25th, Christmas Day, 31st, New Year’s Eve.

Light, Peace, Good Health, and Spirituality Shared for Twenty-five Years!

Inner Realm Magazine started publication in 1996 by Cheryl Arcodia, the Editor in Chief.  Of course, it was a bold venture to start a spiritual magazine in the middle nineties as you never knew how the public will respond to it.  So many other spiritual magazines tried to copy Inner Realm’s format, but they never quite received the results they had hoped for and that is why Inner Realm Magazine was a pioneer in sharing most modalities on an equal footing without prejudice or negative comments.

There are classified ads, articles, weekly columns, horoscopes and a great deal of inspirational information in this well-respected magazine.  Many contributors have had their viewpoints and holistic information printed and shared throughout the tri-state area. I’m sure many people have benefitted from all the extraordinary content that has been available in Inner Realm Magazine as well as online at InnerRealmMagazine.com. This magazine also encouraged artists to send in their artwork for monthly covers. I was lucky enough to get two or three of the covers which was certainly a proud moment for me. Cheryl shared her remarkable words of wisdom in her monthly column from the Editor. She was relentless in making the public feel loved, wanted, inspired, and hopeful.

I hope you join me in wishing Cheryl well on her wonderful new adventure called retirement.  She will be truly missed and I know many loyal subscribers, writers, columnists, business owners, et. al., will also miss this essential magazine her and this essential magazine.

MOON PHASEDATEDEGREE, SIGN & MINUTESTIME
New Moon0407 Sagittarius 272:43 AM
First Quarter1005 Pisces 078:35 PM
Full Moon1813 Gemini 2311:35 PM
Third Quarter2621 Virgo 0209:23 PM
Retrograde PlanetsVenus from the
19th, Uranus all month.
Sun goes into Capricorn on December 22.

ARIES – March 21 – April 19

Socializing with family and friends will lighten your mood.  It is the holiday season, so do your shopping, or gift wrapping (if you’ve already purchased what you need) and start writing your Christmas cards.  You may feel a bit overwhelmed as the season gets closer to the end of the month and New Year’s; however, you’ve got it covered.  Even though you may have many irons in the fire and unfinished projects, you know exactly what you need to do to make it an enjoyable holiday for everyone.  Be sure that other responsibilities are taken care of before hand so that you will be free to enjoy a carefree holiday.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

This is the perfect time to re-examine your goals and dreams. You seem very independent now and your career or “how” you make money (home based business, stocks, real estate, bonds, etc.) will be sprinkled with your independent spirit and know-how.  Change in many areas of life is good for your brain to be stimulated and motivated, but don’t go too far.  You do need some stability and consistency. It seems things will go well and then momentarily reverse. This is short-lived. However, if you just keep going after your dreams and goals, all will work out well for you and your family during the holidays. If there are some hard feelings between you and another, this is the perfect time for reconciliation.

GEMINI – May 21 – June 21

You are still thinking of many different directions or adventures you could pursue, but are not ready to make a definite plan to attain them. Thinking is good for you as it demonstrates all the different perspectives of all the issues around you. However, it would be nice for you to get back into some of your stress-relieving arts and crafts. If esoterica or spirituality seems interesting, continue to study it or if you have no experience with it, watch videos on Youtube until you can attend group classes. If money is tight this Christmas, make gifts or give coupons for special things like: watching the kids while you go out on date night, washing a car, helping with housework or children’s homework, baking or gardening, etc.  Many times, these types of gifts are more appreciated than a gift that won’t be used.

CANCER – June 22 – July 22

Your gentle nature is revealed more than usual during this holiday month. Try not to be so sensitive as you may perceive things that are not meant to offend you; maybe it’s just how family or friends feel at this time and are finally able to express themselves.  You are very creative and innovative now so the holidays will be extraordinary which will bring so much joy to others.  You go crazy with decorations and the holiday feasts; you are a good cook, and enjoy entertaining, so no one expects anything less.  Happiness flows to you, your family, and your friends.  This makes you extremely content and very cheerful so you fit right into the holidays perfectly.

LEO – July 23 – August 22

Relationships with family, neighbors, and friends will bring you many cheerful hours. You think of the way things used to be and how they are now with your family and friends at holiday time and it just doesn’t seem the same.  You want everyone to have a wonderful holiday, but you are the one who will have to pay all of the bills in January.  Creative energy helps you with decorating the tree and your home with breathtaking results.  You know how to throw a party, so if that’s what you want to do, why not? It could be a wine and cheese party, or potluck.  You can make it as cozy or fancy as you want.  Everyone will enjoy themselves and talk about how great a time they had when they visited you and attended your party.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Homelife and family are most important during this month. Perhaps some painting or refreshing the decor will make you feel as if you exactly have the home you want for the holidays. Everything is about your family but don’t go forgetting about yourself. Buying gifts and staying within budget will be in your best interest.  Get a list of 3 things (or how many you want to write down) from your family and closest friends so you will be buying something that person truly wants.  Be creative in your gift-giving or make sure to set limits so everyone feels comfortable with the amount to be spent on each other.  Have a grab bag of a certain amount.  This is always fun and it gives you more time to think about your gift selection; just know that you have outdone yourself this year.

LIBRA – September 23 – October 23

You will be very active and flit around to this party and that. A good deal of this energy is being focused on your love life and children. Try to help your partner and child(ren) with their concerns or issues, but remember it’s their lives and they need to take responsibility for their choices or learn some karmic lessons on their own. It is also reminding you to have fun after some difficult health issues and times during the past year. Everything in life doesn’t have to be all-encompassing responsibilities.  As they say, “Stop to smell the roses,” and enjoy the holidays.  Thinking about all the changes you want to make during the new year are starting to make sense and will come to fruition if you write them down and are serious about your goals and future.

SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22

Many changes are coming your way.  Be prepared for them and handle each one as they present themselves to you.  Perhaps the universe is bringing these opportunities/challenges to you because you have been procrastinating and have not fully formed your future.  Sudden and unexpected surprises are right around the corner. You will have time to do those things that you never got around to and will try to make a plan to give yourself some “me” time. Long-distance travel is not recommended at this time, but if you must travel, be sure to double check your plans, tickets, times, rides to the airport, bus or train station, etc.  If you are prepared and cautious, you will have a most satisfying time with family and friends.

SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21

Be sure that all health-related issues are taken care of before the holidays. December is looking good for you, but you be moderate in all that you do. Don’t go overboard as you usually do. Outside of the holiday dinners and get-togethers, it’s time to get back on to that diet you always said you wanted to start and lose some weight and get on an exercise regimen. It is also a good time to travel, if you want to, and meet with family and friends.  Have fun this month and enjoy the holidays and everything that goes with it. Short-distance travel is always on the table. You will have so many enjoyable moments if you just relax and join in on the festivities. 

CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20

You feel as you can do anything now.  You are confident, strong and positive.  Be sure to make those feelings last throughout the month.  Partnerships may be strained if you let things get out of hand.  Emotions may be a bit sensitive and you react to others who seem to be attacking you on many levels.  Just let negative things float into the ether and away from you and your holiday plans. Deal with issues one at a time before your holidays are ruined, be sure people that you understand what is being said to you. Although you should not jump to conclusions.  Life seems demanding but you will be able to live up to the expectations.

AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18

Family and fun go together. Your children and grandchildren will be the center of your attention.  Deciding what they need for the holidays is a gigantic task, but you are ready for the challenge. You’ve been buying a little here and there so you have most of their gifts away and possibly wrapped already. Much good luck comes your way as well as overabundant optimism, joy, fun and happiness.  You are going in the right direction; however, you will make an important decision about your job within the next few months. It could be retirement or a change of job/career.  Do whatever feels right to you and plan on making that decision stick.  You know when you need a change.

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

You are imaginative and creative, so using these qualities would be well served in writing songs, novels, designing art or fashion.  Catching up on reading or special projects is also recommended. Be sure to stay in the real world and not escape to your fantasy life.  Yes, it’s fun, but family and friends need you to show them how much they mean to you.  Perhaps you don’t say it enough, but it would mean the world to them. Many love to be with you, but you are not readily available during the next few months.  Maybe that would be a worthwhile goal for the New Year. If the blues get you down, know that you can resist those feelings easily and get back into the swing of things before you know it.  Don’t let others ruin your good mood.

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Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer, and lecturer for over 50 years.  You may make an appointment by text or call 908-887-0052 to schedule a telephone astrology or tarot consultation or to set up an in-person Feng Shui consultation.  www.vikkianderson.net.  Thank you for following my column over the last two and a half decades!  It has been my pleasure to bring the monthly horoscopes to you.  God bless.

November 2021 Horoscopes

By Vikki Anderson

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Important Dates:  November 1  All Saint’s Day,  World Vegan Day; 2 All Soul’s Day, U.S. General Election Day; 7 Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m.; 11 Veteran’s Day; 13 World Kindness Day; 15 America Recycles Day; 16 International Tolerance Day; 17 World Peace Day; 18 Great American Smokeout; Universal Children’s Day; 24 Evolution Day; 25 Thanksgiving; 26 Black Friday; 28 Advent Begins, Chanukah begins, and 30 Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day!

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Without going back to the history of the first Thanksgiving held by the Pilgrims and Native Americans, it wasn’t until 1817 that New York became one of the first states to officially adopt Thanksgiving as an annual holiday. Many other states followed suit but all celebrated on different days.

President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, supposedly as a response to a campaign organized by magazine editor Sara Joseph Hale. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day forward one week, as it is presently celebrated.

On November 10, 1947, President Harry Truman received a live turkey from the National Turkey Federation in what has become an annual White House Thanksgiving tradition.  The White House Presentation signals the beginning of the holiday season of national thanks, historically representing agriculture’s bountiful harvest. The presentation also highlights the contributions of America’s turkey growers as well as the important role of agriculture in modern America.

Older than our nation itself is the custom of resting from our labors for one day at harvest time and of dedicating that day to gratitude to the Almighty God for the many blessings which He has heaped upon us. Now, as the cycle of the year nears completion, it is fitting that we should lift up our hearts again in special prayers.

MOON PHASEDATEDEGREE, SIGN & MINUTESTIME
New Moon0429 Libra 2605:14 PM
First Quarter1112 Aquarius 0507:45 AM
Full Moon1922 Taurus 4803:57 AM
Third Quarter2728 Leo 4907:27 AM
Retrograde PlanetsUranus and Neptune all month.
Sun goes into Sagittarius
on November 23rd.


ARIES – March 21 – April 19

This seems like a really fun, creative and positive time for you.  Don’t run yourself ragged.  Creativity, home DIY projects as well as helping children with their school projects can also keep you occupied.  You see much potential in your home and you want to do many things by yourself.  It’s sort of calming therapy for you where you can think clearly and not feel pressured.  However, you will get much done and be so proud of your accomplishments. Don’t let things get out of hand around the holidays.  Time to reflect, write, communicate your feelings with family and loved ones.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

Take life nice and easy. Read, go to work or telecommute, and catch up on TV shows.  Any possible medical procedures you need or have been putting off should be taken care of as soon as possible so there are no complications in the future. Changes in the way you act and interact with those you love are possible.  Your patience level is very low at this time.  Try to go with the flow.  Thinking also changes as you are interested in so many different areas now.  Expand your mind; learn what you can.  Home life improves and you feel as if you are going to have a wonderful month and Thanksgiving holiday.  Many pleasant surprises seem to be in your future, so be prepared to graciously accept what others want to offer.

GEMINI – May 21 – June 21

Getting you out of the house is an issue.  You want to visit friends and family, but you are involved in too many different projects to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Perhaps, join a small group in an area of interest and meet new friends. Life seems to be getting back on track, but with the holidays just around the corner, you may get overwhelmed again.  Sit back, relax and do what you absolutely have to do for any particular day or situation.  Love life may be a little difficult, mainly because other things have your attention.  Finish those projects, get your house in order, and be sure to know what you really want out of life. 

CANCER – June 22 – July 22

Do not overlook any potential partners that may have loved you for some time but you didn’t notice.  This is an outstanding time for discussion, compromise and seeing each other’s points of view.  It is a time where you will turn into best friends and truly understand each other on a new spiritual level.  Thoughts and long discussions will be shared in a most loving and thoughtful way.  You are extremely sensitive now so be sure that you don’t take too many things personally as the other person probably didn’t even know you were offended or hurt by the comment.  Prepare your lovely Thanksgiving feast, but give yourself time to get everything done on a schedule so you don’t get inundated with non-essential busy work.

LEO – July 23 – August 22

You are doing a fine job considering “the times we are living through.”  Perhaps an interest in Zoom classes or attending seminars would help get you out of some disheartening days this month.  Don’t let others bring you down.  Thinking of continuing a career or starting a new home-based business sounds very reasonable and profitable. You want to be in a relationship, but you also want the flexibility to do whatever you want to do when you want to do it.  Or you may also find challenges in a current relationship, something you have to figure out on your own. You have great confidence in yourself, but you may seek another’s approval.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

You need to loosen up a little and have some fun.  Emotions are thwarted now, so try not to be sarcastic or harsh with anyone, especially at work, or it may come back to haunt you.  During the start of the holiday season, be sure that you have taken care of mundane tasks so they you won’t be thinking about them.  Update important papers such as wills, insurance policies, living wills, etc. Try to stray out of your “safety zone” and explore what else is out there for you.  Then you will be ready to enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends no matter where the holiday conversations take you.  You will be ready to be witty and funny and have an extraordinary time.

LIBRA – September 23 – October 23

Friends are important now so be sure to keep the lines of communication open between them.  You may also be thinking of taking care of paperwork and getting boring chores done and behind you before the festivities start at the end of the month.  Organize a list of what you want to get done and then follow the list.  This is such a lucky time for you, so it would be advantageous to get everything you wanted done finished, so you will have time for fun. If you have invited family and friends to your house for Thanksgiving, prepare the list of chores and food shopping ahead of time and do it over several days’ time so you will not have to rushed and feel exhausted. 

SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22

You may feel insecure about many things, but sadness, depression, or insecurity keeps you at home or on the computer, phone or iPad.  Go out and explore, even if it’s on your own.  Thinking negatively is not going to bring you any opportunities or positive choices.  You need positive energy around you, so try to lighten up. Travel plans seem to be in your future, or at the very least you are trying to convince yourself whether or not you can afford to take a trip during this holiday season.  You are strong and determined; those attributes will help you make important decisions on the job especially when giving out new projects.  You know employees’ minds are on the holidays and not particularly concentrating on new projects and budgets.

SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21

This is a great time to find out what it is you’ve missed this past year and a half and try to do it.  Travel is fun, even if it’s a weekend getaway.  It does seem as if you are trying to save a bit of money; however, you’re secure.  Don’t be extravagant, but be sure to see family and friends.  It will bring joy to them and to yourself!  Work is going well although there is a lot of hard work ahead of you, but you can certainly handle it well.  You may be your own worst enemy at this time.  Do what you can and let other things go.  Self-confidence issues may arise.  It’s not you, but the overwhelming issues that are swarming around you.  Handle one issue at time and you’ll be fine.

CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20

You seem to be getting organized and ready to rejoin humanity.  Writing, short distance travel, computers and family can give you hours of fun and creativity.  Even if unexpected things happen, they will be for the best.  You find it hard to be spontaneous so the universe seems to need to give you a push on to a new path.  You have to figure out what is the most important issue and do something positive to resolve it.  Many thoughts are leaning towards secrets and keeping things to yourself.  There is little time to read; however, you may be able to get few audio books to play in the car. Have the holiday you want and don’t give into the pressure of doing something that was not your vision of the perfect holiday.

AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18

Work may be causing you too much stress, so you should take a few personal or vacation days and relax.  Things don’t seem to be going on the right track and you are helping others with their issues rather than facing your own.  You may feel a bit overcome or depressed as the holidays progress, so get out of that frame of mind now so you can be happy and ready to share the fun season with your family and friends. You are making more decisions about yourself and what you want to do now.  Getting your home ready for the holidays is a big task, and you make it a magical place every year for the family.  Life will flow nicely and you will accomplish all you wish.

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

Home life has been busy, but it is calming down.  You feel that something in your home has to change.  Be creative, innovative, inventive, and original so that you will change your outlook to a positive one.  You could be redecorating the house, getting new furniture, new rugs or maybe even a new computer. You will be ahead of the game by doing everything now so that when the holidays roll around, you will be finished with your goals. Be careful about overspending during the holidays.  You have enough saved to do the shopping you want; however, be sure you stay within your budget.  The size or amount of the gift doesn’t really matter.  You’ve heard it a million times, but it is the thought that counts. 

Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 50 years.  You may make an appointment by text or call 908-887-0052 to schedule a telephone astrology or tarot consultation or to set up an in-person Feng Shui consultation.  www.vikkianderson.net.

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October 2021 Horoscopes

Important Dates: October 11, Columbus Day; the 30th, All Hallow’s Eve; and the 31st, Halloween and Samhain.

Halloween and Samhain

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Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain(a Gaelic word pronounced “SAH-win”) is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.”

Samhain celebrates the thinning of the veil between our world and the dead. Similar to Día de los Muertos, Samhain is a time to remember those who have passed. Traditionally, those who celebrate Samhain welcome those spirits that are crossing into our world, as well as sending off lost souls into peace. 

There are no set ritual guidelines for Samhain, but many celebrations have these elements in common.  Just like Christmas or Hanukkah, every family or group celebrates the Samhain a different way. You can’t find people to agree that gifts should be opened on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning — it’s the same with magical holidays, too!

Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31st. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into scary faces to keep evil spirits at bey.  Almost all of these holidays reference the afterlife, and it’s significant that so many traditions picked this day to celebrate, independent of one another.  In other words, there is a lot of magical energy flowing on this day.






MOON PHASE
DATEDEGREE, SIGN & MINUTESTIME
New Moon0613 Libra 2507:05 AM
Second Quarter1220 Capricorn 0111:25 PM
Full Moon2027 Aries 2610:56 AM
Last Quarter2805 Leo 3704:05 PM
Retrograde PlanetsMercury and Jupiter through
the 17th; Saturn
through the
10th; Uranus and Neptune all
month; Pluto through the 5th.
Sun goes into Libra on the 22nd, the Fall Equinox.

ARIES – March 21 – April 19

Taking care of your home is a must.  You want to change so much. What a fabulous month for changing your approach to issues, concerns and projects.  You want to get life going in the right direction and you do whatever you can to get the show on the road.  There will be so many opportunities available to you now to change your life journey, if you want to.  Taking a big step may be frightening, but if your heart is into it, do what you must do to get positive options in to your life. This is a great opportunity for you to update your look and do something you’ve always wanted to do, but didn’t have the courage to do it in the past.  Also, love may come into your life, and if you are already married, then a resurgence of romance should be exciting. 

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

Relationship changes are coming. You seem to be asserting your independence in all types of relationships and careers even though you are super-sensitive at this time; don’t let misunderstandings tear apart good relationships with friends, family or a partner. And, don’t take things personally! You may feel like this is a good time to be more independent and to take on challenges yourself.  You can always do what you want to do, but do include your significant other in some of your activities so you will both stay connected on all levels.  Don’t get into trivial disagreements and be sure to keep your loved ones first in your life. 

GEMINI – May 21 – June 21

Good luck is moving you in the right direction.  Be extremely careful about the items you throw away now as you may need them in the future. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t de-clutter your space, home, apartment, etc., but I think knowing what you will be able to use in the near future will save you a few dollars. Don’t spend money on non-essentials. You may be thinking about balancing the extreme parts of your personality and others will see an improvement when dealing with you. Try to keep everything positive and work out logical decisions regarding issues in your life. If possible, listen more and be sure to always keep your word to others.

CANCER – June 22 – July 22

Partnerships are moving forward; however, you may be very confused at this time and may make illogical decisions. You may be irritated and frustrated by things you weren’t able to complete and you could feel as if you haven’t accomplished what you had planned.  However, to take your mind off of this, it would be a fantastic time to be a loving parent or mentor to someone who needs to get back on course. Your children or some young children really need your attention, direction and counsel. Give it freely. This is a time for further formal education, lectures, seminars, workshops, or training (for your job or new interest) or any kind of modality to give you the information you desire. 

LEO – July 23 – August 22

This is a good time to get all of your important papers in order. Your reputation and career team up as if they were one.  You will do very well in your career and may even get a surprise boost in pay.  Be sure that you are fair in all dealings and a moral reputation will follow.  Others will see that you are an honest person and you will gain their trust in many situations that you hadn’t thought about in the past.  You may wish to spend a little more time at home and do whatever it is you want to do in your home regarding clearing the space, redecorating, painting or buying new furniture. Once the new energy comes into your home, it will give you much peace of mind and ambition to tackle anything you’ve been procrastinating on.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Travel and higher education (or perhaps training in some area to gain expertise) seems very important for you. Be open to new relationships so that you can experience many new adventures on your journey in life.  This would also be a good time to solidify your hopes and dreams. Take definite steps to reach your goals.  They aren’t going to come to you on a silver platter. Even though you may have a few differences, you are smart enough to know that everyone can’t believe in the same things that you do or else it will be a boring world.  This is a time where you should get your dreams and abilities in sync with each other so that you can accomplish many dreams that you have put on the back burner. 

LIBRA – September 23 – October 23

Your refinement and personality are in a class beyond compare. You like to be well-dressed and appreciate others who take pride in their appearance. You are a genuine caring person who wants to help everyone; be careful not to spend all of your energy on others that you are overwhelmed when you have to take care of your home, career, projects or chores.  You are equality minded and love to discuss important issues from a spiritual or philosophical point of view.  Joining a few classes would be a good diversion and you will learn more about a subject you have an interest in.  Going to foreign lands (within our Covid restrictions) or just take a small vacation near your town, you will certainly learn a lot from others. 

SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22
Be passionate about your life now and include all your friends and family in your plans.  It will be nice to get together with those you love.  Don’t worry about the small adverse instances around you since negativity attracts more negativity.  Be thankful for your blessings and more of them will be attracted to you.  Your personal appearance is very important to you as well as the respect of others.  If you can be a little more flexible in your thinking, you will avoid arguments and confrontations.  Dealing with women this month will make you feel fulfilled and happy.  Any type of volunteer work would be a welcomed change. You want to help others, but also want your privacy, so again, balance in all things is desired. 

SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21

You will have many serious topics to think about like where is your life leading you and how you want to live the remainder of your life. It seems you will be racing around doing a lot of travel, or having a great time with outdoor activities.  Even though you are getting back into the swing of things for the beginning of Autumn, you still have many projects that must be completed before starting new ones.  You are very open-minded, lucky and optimistic so your exuberance for life will flow onto others.  Your excitement will be contagious.  Be sure that your family is well taken care of.  Short trips or weekend getaways would also be a nice interlude from the work week where you could all relax and enjoy each other’s company.  A very good time to be with family, siblings and close friends.

CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20

Things start to calm down making you feel a bit more relaxed about your issues and concerns. You may have some organizational issues and may not be on not on top of projects.  You may have a few issues in taking charge of a project or organization because you don’t want to accept the responsibilities of more than you already have on your plate.  You have the potential to be in charge, if you want to, and take care of many issues whether they are someone else’s or yours.  You may feel like you are on a roller coaster at times as things change quickly that you almost seem as if you can’t get a handle on them, but you do.  You are quite serious this month and may expect that there will be an issue or two which will pull the rug out from under you. 

AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18

Home life and getting your home into shape for the upcoming holidays may be on your mind.  At the very least, painting, updating a room’s look or redecorating seems interesting.  Aquarians may not exactly know what they are looking for but they do know they need to be financially stable, secure and balanced.  You take a lot of pride in your home and this is a time where you can shine.  Even small decorative changes and varied accents show your sense of style as well as modernizing your home’s appearance. This may also be a time when you shouldn’t venture out too much.  You have too many things to do, so it keeps you nearby.  It seems you are always taking care of family and friends but don’t have extra time to care for yourself.

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

Your imagination and creativity are at its peak now so invent or finish something that is important to you.  This is a time to participate in the arts, such as music, drawing, painting or singing.  There is a lot of thought about occultism, theories, philosophies and dreams. You have too many thoughts and couldn’t possibly handle all of those projects so just follow-up on the ones you think you would like, can handle and want to come true.  Be aware that this is a time where drugs and alcohol may be an issue; if not you, those close to you may abuse these addictions.

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Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 50 years.  You may make an appointment by text or call 908-887-0052 for a telephone astrology or tarot consultation.  www.vikkianderson.net.

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September 2021 Horoscopes

By Vikki Anderson

Important Dates: September5th, Teachers’ Day; 6th, Labor Day; 11th, Patriot Day; September 15-October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month; 16th World Ozone Day and International Day for Preservation; 22nd, Rose Day (welfare of cancer patients); and the 29th, International Heart Day.  Look up a particular month’s list of holidays on line.  I just picked out a few of the choices.  There are so many that I’m sure we never even heard of!

Spirit Energy in Trees

Trees have very special spirits and should be considered as intelligent energy fields and not just trees. Ancient myths spoke of Oak Tree spirits or entities that guarded the person living on the property. Being I had 48 red oaks on my property, and I felt very blessed and protected.

Plant trees on your property for good chi (or positive energy). Keep them pruned and healthy. Many nurseries can tell you which birds inhabit specific trees, so if you want to attract more wildlife into your yard or area, consult a professional. Otherwise, any tree can be a home to a host of birds who live in this part of the country or who are passing through on their way to migratory destinations. Birds always bring positive energy to your home, so feed them frequently and keep clean water in a bird bath that they can use each day. The fluttering of their wings moves the stagnant negative energy that may be on your property. Also, remember chimes or windsocks are a good remedy to promote healthy chi as well.

Live plants, flowers and trees are fundamental to good Feng Shui. The prettier the plant or flower, the nicer the energy that flows towards your home and family. Be mindful of the flower colors you chose for each area of your yard. Following the bagua’s suggestion of color is always helpful and preferred. If this is impossible to do, especially with varied bulbs, put them in a bucket and mix them up and plant them all over the yard.  In this way, your yard will be protected by all the colors of the bagua. In this way, you have many colors in all areas in your yard. There are many good sales for greenery at this time of the year; perhaps you should look at what is available.

Be mindful that trees or high bushes should not be in a direct line with your front door as it keeps opportunities and prospects from ever reaching your home.  And, the more color you place around the yard, the more in tune you will be with Feng Shui and Mother Nature.  Don’t forget the bird bath in line with your front door.  In Feng Shui, water is money.  Every time you open the front door, the financial “intention” is activated.  Always a welcomed visitor to our homes.






MOON PHASE
DATEDEGREE, SIGN & MINUTESTIME
New Moon09/0600 Virgo 2908:51 PM
First Quarter09/1309 Sag 0604:39 PM
Full Moon09/20             15 Pisces 1507:54 PM
Last Quarter09/2823 Gemini 1709:57 PM
Retrograde PlanetsJupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto all month; Uranus goes Rx on the 20th. (With all of these planets in retrograde, life will seem challenging, so you must be very determined not to let these planets force you into being depressed, angry, irritated, rundown, disheartened, dejected, unhappy or a myriad of other negative feelings. We can only control how we react to situations.  So, try to look at the positive side of life as many these Rxs will be with us until February, 2022.)
Sun goes into Virgo on August 23.

ARIES – March 21 – April 19

Dealing with romantic partner issues seems like an excellent way to clear the path for a positive future together. If you handle limitations, responsibilities and obligations will only be resolved IF you use your logic and intelligence. Your friends will back you up with any of your decisions. Be ready to be on the go as this seems to be a time where you are ready to leave the dreadful past year behind and are ready for new adventures and possibly a small getaway. You have carefully stayed away from those who could help you in so many ways, and it seems as they want to give you, their support.  Take it.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

You are doing what you can to make financial situations in these areas as positive as possible; worrying won’t change anything. There seems to be so many unexpected expenditures in the near future that it would seem wise to hold off on unnecessary spending. Save, put money away for a rainy day and figure out your next move.  Arguments, disagreements and difficult decisions make you a bit angry and confused with your romantic partner. Friends and family would love to help, but you seem to be too secretive now and are not sharing your feelings and you don’t trust too many people with your emotions.  Chose someone to confide in so that you will be sharing your burdens or at least get another perspective to your issues.

GEMINI – May 21 – June 21

Training and formal education is highlighted including metaphysical subjects or any area of interest.  You need to organize the rest of the year and figure out in which direction to go. Expanding your business and networking is always a good idea. (As one teacher used to say, “Is your net working?”) There seems to be a contradiction of purpose which forces you to swing back and forth from the work you are trying to pursue to help with your personal growth; you are not exactly sure how to balance these energies.  Yes, we all get tired, but if you schedule room in your busy life for the theater, movies, dinners, lectures, or special events, etc., you will be able to decide things with a clearer mind and goals that are very attainable.

CANCER – June 22 – July 22

Time to make good choices.  You will then see how fast you progress on the right path of prosperity and opportunities. You attract many special people into your life which may be long term relationships of both friends and partners. You seem to have things under control now and are planning your future with optimism and hopefulness. You are being blessed to expand and grow in many positive directions in life, business and family.  Even though you may have to tackle things that seem unorthodox or unconventional, be persistent and get through the tasks without hesitation. 

LEO – July 23 – August 22

There is so much positive energy around you to help you get out, explore, move on, have fun and be in the moment, especially if there are activities that you wish to participate in. You have so much to accomplish, but may be planning to do it all later since the nice weather is upon us.  Do one or two things daily to get ahead of your responsibilities faster and you will see how much you have accomplished by the end of the week. You may be thinking in an exceptionally creative way and may also be bringing that energy in to your romantic life, so just enjoy.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Many decisions need to be made, so think about them carefully before deciding those important decisions.  Don’t make snap decisions, but once you’ve decided on a course of action, stay with your plan.  Friends are important now, so make sure you know who your true friends are. Weeding out those who exhaust you would be in your best interest. One of the lessons you should learn now is that friends will give you reciprocal energy and help you whenever you need assistance rather than always taking from you. You will be setting up more boundaries and limitations from being taken advantage of from others.  Bravo.

LIBRA – September 23 – October 23

Thinking in a chaotic way will not get you the results you want or need, so use your intelligence and logic to deal with those who play on your emotions or want you to do things to please others. Be strong and stand up for yourself. Being decisive will be extremely important. Even though you do not have an easy time making decisions, it is imperative that you stop procrastinating and make important decisions about your life and those close to you. Be assertive, take risks and move forward. Much activity seems to push you into many directions that you never thought possible.  Pick a direction and stay the course.

SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22

There seems to be more money coming in to your future; however, you may have to decide what to do with it, whom to repay, or how to invest it to make it grow properly. Finances may be strained or you are saving for an object or project that is very important to you.  Nevertheless, you should budget your money carefully and only spend what you deem appropriate for the things you want.  Being very determined and persistent will help you get what you want, but you really have to be serious about your wishes.  Responsibilities seem to play an important role with close friends and family members. 

SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21

You have so many good intentions and plans that may be thwarted on some level.  You seem to have so many responsibilities and obligations, but once you handle these situations, you will have more time to concentrate on your leisure time activities and fun.  Major changes seem to be on the horizon for you in your personal, partnership and career areas, all pivotal areas of life.  It would be extremely important to mend fences or let things go and move on.  Some areas of change may be your job, moving from your home to a new location, and perhaps finding new partners if that’s what you want.

CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20

Home and business life needs more balance. Your job and its problems should be kept at the workplace so when you come home, you can spend more time with your family or romantic partner. They will appreciate your effort and try to be more understanding when you once again become the workaholic they are so used to having in their lives.  Home life and family can be challenging and there is just so much going on that it makes you a bit confused about your next steps. Getting ahead is important to you, but if you delegate some of your work projects, you will find the time you need to make everyone happy. 

AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18

Career choices and home life seem to be at odds again.  You’ve taken on too many responsibilities and your health may suffer if you don’t get the relaxation needed. A bit more rest and relaxation will do wonders for your stamina and general overall health.  Thinking in new creative ways help you have a flair for redecorating your home or landscaping your property.  You want to surround yourself with peaceful and beautiful things and flowers seem to be the answer for now.  You need to reconnect to spirit or get back to a place where you feel unstressed and comfortable with your life the way it is. 

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

Love life can make you crazy if you let it, but if you use your intellect and common sense you will be able to handle anything that comes your way.  Be very clear about your intent and let people know that you want to quickly resolve any unfinished business. Many changes seem to follow you around and you’re not quite sure what to do. Relationships do not seem to make any sense and you feel as if something has to change.  Your actions and deeds do not reflect what you really feel inside your heart and you seem to struggle to understand what it is that you want out of life. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 50 years.  You may make an appointment by text or call to 908-887-0052 for a telephone astrology or tarot consultation.  www.vikkianderson.net.

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August 2021 Horoscopes

By Vikki Anderson

http://www.vikkianderson.net

Spirit Energy in Trees

Once upon a time, I had a lovely 50′ tall Japanese Red Maple tree in front of my house for over 28 years. Unfortunately, it died from a beetle infestation and had to be removed. I was really sad that the tree could not be saved and then felt that the energy in the front yard was somehow changed or depleted. I couldn’t quite understand why the energy was different, but it was. It felt lifeless, cold and stagnant.

Talking to some energy tree experts, I discovered I was correct. When trees are removed from your property (forest, etc.), you should ask the tree spirit to leave all of its energy in the ground, thus on your property. I was unaware of this so never asked the tree to leave its spirit or essence behind and now it is lost; that seemed to be the energy fluctuation I had felt for almost a year until it was replaced by other flowers and trees I had subsequently planted.

Then a miracle happened. A few saplings started to sprout in the front yard, just little tiny 1″ sprouts, that had come from the mother tree. I had collected them for two years and placed them in a large planter; then they still surprised me by occasionally popped up on my property after all of this time. I am especially proud of the 2 stronger saplings which are now 1′ high each. I had transplanted them in the front yard and then worried if one of them was too close to my house, not only it’s physical presence but also from a Feng Shui point of view. I was assured by many that Japanese Maples take many, many years to grow and that most of my yard that I would be fossilized before I had to worry about this 1′ tree taking over the front lawn. I also planted it askew to the front door so it would allow energy to flow into the house every time I open the front door (apparently as it will for a very long time period until it grows!).

Normally, trees blocking the front entrance are not preferred and definitely is not good Feng Shui. One wants a flowing energy pattern that can enter the house without obstacles in the way, such as large trees or bushes in line with the front door.

I had also put two ads on Craigslist to remove some day lilies and yucca plants as I was clearing out those two gardens (one was going to be home to the smaller Japanese Maple Tree) and within a half of an hour of putting up the ad, I had people in my yard digging up the plants and carting them away on Memorial Day! That goes to show you that many people are looking to adorn their property with various forms of greenery but also that FREE is a great price. So, if you want to move some plants or trees from your property, or maybe acquire some, check out that site. It’s helped me a lot and it’s free or nominal to advertise.

Part II of Spirit Energy in Trees in September’s horoscopes.



MOON PHASE
DATEDEGREE, SIGN & MINUTESTIME
New Moon08/0808 Leo 459:50 AM
First Quarter08/1514 Scorpio 0011:19 AM
Full Moon08/2222 Aquarius 4408:01 AM
Third Quarter08/3003 Gemini 4403:13 AM
Retrograde PlanetsJupiter, Saturn, Neptune
and Pluto all month.
Uranus from 8/20.
Sun goes into Virgo on August 23.

‘ARIES – March 20 – April 19

Emotions are strong now and you seem so sensitive; however, everything is really not about you. No one is out to get you and just need to calm down and see the real issue in front of you. Your friends are there to back you up with any decision you make. But be sure to think things through carefully before making major decisions. Dealing with romantic partner issues seems like an excellent way to clear the path for a positive future together. Handling limitations, responsibilities and obligations work in your best interest since you are using your intelligence (and not emotions) to talk things through and compromise in many areas. Your friends will back you up with any decision you make. Be ready to be on the go as this seems to be a time where you are ready to leave the hum-drum past behind and are ready for new adventures and lots of fun. It would be nice to invite friends and family members to join you so you can get to know them better. You have carefully stayed away from those who could help you in so many ways, and it seems like time to accept their helpful hints and suggestions to get you back on the right track.

’TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

Dealing with budget issues as well as your career may be somewhat confusing and stressful, so this would be a great time to relax. So much time has gone by without seeing loved ones, so get your Covid19 shot(s) so you can partake in any crowd-type activity. You are doing what you can to make the situations in these areas as positive as possible, but your worry keeps you rehashing old issues. You seem to be dealing with so many financial decisions. Should you spend or should you save? Should you move or stay where you are? Do you really want to take that risk? There seems to be so many unexpected expenditures in the near future that it would seem wise to hold off on unnecessary spending. Save, put money away for a rainy day and figure out your next move. Arguments, disagreements and difficult decisions make you a bit angry and confused over issues with your romantic partner. Friends and family would love to help, but you seem to be too secretive now and are not sharing your feelings easily as you don’t trust too many people in your life with your emotions. Getting others involved in your confusion will not help you make the much-needed decisions for the best of all involved. You need to talk to someone about your concerns, perhaps even a professional to get an unbiased look at your situation and options.

GEMINI – May 21 – June 21

This is a wonderful time to get more training or formal education. You can also study about new and interesting traditions and philosophies. Even though you have many projects to start and complete, it does seem to be a wonderful time to take a few classes to expand your expertise in an area of interest and learn all that you can. Travel is indicated if you are willing and financially able; if not, you can have smaller day trips to local parks or events that are free or very reasonable. The point is you must get out amongst people again.  You may have gotten a bit too comfortable in your own company. You need to organize the rest of the year and figure out in which direction you should go. Expanding your business is always a good idea especially since Covid work issues, there seems to be a contradiction of purpose which forces you to swing back and forth from the work you are trying to pursue to your personal growth; you are not exactly sure how to balance these energies. My advice is to give “your all” at work and in your personal life. Yes, we do get tired, but if you schedule theater, movies, dinners, lectures, or special event, etc., to fit into your busy life with your closest friends and family, (or a specific date night with your romantic partner), you will start to mellow out and things will become much easier for you to handle. You will look forward to this relaxing time. Be a little more tolerant of your significant other or business partners. You seem to be uptight or annoyed about many things and you wouldn’t want to take out your frustration on those closest to you.

”CANCER – June 22 – July 22

Many new opportunities will be given to you so if you know what you want, it will be easier to grab the opportunity once it is presented to you. Also, changes are coming your way and you should be prepared to make many good choices. See whichever opportunities make the most common sense and check them out. As long as they seem appropriate, take them as you will be surprised at how fast you will be on the right road to a prosperous future while attracting more new energy and opportunities. Your personal magnetism attracts many special people into your life which may be long term relationships of both friends and partners. Relationships improve, however, be careful not to spend too much time at work and spend quality time with those important to you. You seem to have things under control now and are planning your future with optimism and hopefulness. Your finances seem to continue to be prosperous as you may get involved in other business ventures (including part time or a home-based business) and you seem to be on the right track. Everything you touch now turns to gold, so go for it! You are being blessed to expand and grow in many positive directions. Even though you may start to tackle things that seem unorthodox or unconventional, be persistent and get through the tasks without hesitation. Procrastination will make things worse!

•LEO – July 23 – August 22

Time to rise and shine. You have so much to accomplish, but may be planning to do it all later since the nice weather is upon us. Do one or two things daily so at the end of the week or month, you can see that you have accomplished much and will not feel guilty about taking off a day or two to relax and have fun. You may be thinking in an exceptionally creative or innovative mode now and may be bringing that energy to your romantic life, so just enjoy. There is so much positive energy around you to help you get out, explore, move on, have fun and be in the moment, especially if there are summer time activities around you that you wish to participate in. Don’t over think things now as everything will work out for the best in a very short period of time. Long distance travel seems favored, so why not take a long-needed vacation. Even though there may be some delays or paper related mix-ups, it does seem to bring you the fun and relaxation you need. It is important for you to get out of the house to have fun with your friends and to mingle with those who are in your business, charities and peer associations or groups. You have much energy around you, but you seem to need a cosmic kick in the pants to get moving in the right direction. 

–VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Friends are important now, so make sure you know who your true friends are. One of the lessons you should learn now is that friends will give you reciprocal energy and help you whenever you need assistance rather than you always be the one to help others. Weeding out those who exhaust you would be in your best interest. Many decisions need to be made, so think about them carefully before making those important decisions. Don’t make snap decisions, but once you’ve decided on a course of action, stay with your plan. Changes in work also seem to be imminent. Have you decided which road or path you will take? This seems like a good time to talk things over at work and home with those important to you so that you are clearly understood. Your messages just do not seem to be getting through properly. Money may be of concern now, however, you seem to be blessed and will be able to do well once you set your mind on your goals and objectives. You seem very sensitive and are confused about your romantic relationship. You may want to try to have a meaningful communication with your romantic significant to deal with issues you may have. Home life may seem somewhat unstable, so do whatever you can to make it secure again. If changes are inevitable, at least you can calmly discuss them and decide what is in both of your best interest before reacting to circumstances around you without a plan.

—LIBRA – September 23 – October 23

Your decisiveness will be challenged. Even though you do not have an easy time making decisions, it is imperative that you stop procrastinating and make important decisions about your life and those close to you. Be assertive, take the risk and move forward. Staying in a procrastination energy field will only attract more negativity and make you feel as if you don’t have any options left. Much activity seems to push you into many directions that you never thought possible. If you truly do not want to help others at this time, why are you doing it? This seems to be a good time for you to take care of yourself, your family and your desires and not think about anyone else who wants you to change. Be wary of deception in a relationship and make sure you can verify whatever he or she is telling you, so that you won’t be hurt in the future. You are just too trusting of everyone, but you must remember that not everyone is as honest and truthful as you, so you would be best not to take everyone at their word without question. Foreign travel, higher education or lectures and classes seem to help you grow in so many ways. You are a sponge for information now so should use the energy around you to make the most of it. Thinking in a confused, depressed or anxious manner will not get you the results you want or need, so use your intelligence and logic to deal with those who play on your emotions or want you to do things his or her way. Be strong and stand up for yourself.

˜SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22


Finances may be strained or you are saving for an object or project that is very important to you. Nevertheless, you should budget your money carefully and only spend what you deem appropriate for the things you want. Being very determined and persistent will help you get what you want, but you really have to be serious about your wishes. So many issues seem to be coming up around your financial security and it may seem overwhelming. There seems to be more money coming in to your future; however, you may have to decide what to do with it, whom to repay, or how to invest it to make it grow properly. This is a time to chill as you have been handling much too many responsibilities lately and would just like everyone to leave you alone; however, that is not going to happen. Why not go to a movie or sporting event with your significant other or close friend? Make time for yourself as this will be the only thing that will help you attain your optimistic attitude once again. Responsibilities seem to play an important role with close friends and family members. Talk things over, discuss alternatives and then make your decisions about your next step. Your helping attitude is a wonderful gift to others, but now it would be good for you to give the gift of fun, relaxation, and happiness to yourself.

™SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21

Family issues keep you in a constant state of flux. You have so many good intentions and plans that may be thwarted on some level. You seem to have to take care of many responsibilities and obligations, but once you handle these situations now, you will have more time to concentrate on your leisure time activities and fun. Major changes seem to be on the horizon for you in your personal, business, partnership and career areas, all pivotal areas of life. It would be extremely important to mend fences or let things go and move on; finally, do whatever it is you feel you’ve always wanted to do. This is risky; however, it seems as if you want a total change of your surroundings and people in your life. Some areas of change could be your job, moving from your comfortable home to a new location, seeking new partners (or if not married, finally find a marriage partner) and changing your appearance in some fashion. Friends will help you through the rough spots and be available to chat with you about your concerns; they are ready to help you, so allow them to assist you as you have helped them so many times in the past. This would be a great time to use your tactfulness as you may be tempted to say exactly what you mean and then you’ll be in trouble, AGAIN.

šCAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20

Home life and family can be challenging and there is just so much going on that it makes you a bit confused about your next steps. Should you let others handle their issues or should you get involved? That’s a good question. Does it make sense for you to try to handle more responsibilities or do you feel that others should take the responsibility for their action? Home and business life needs more balance. Work should be kept at the office (or wherever you are employed) and when you come home, that time belongs to your significant other and family. More quality time seems necessary with those you love. They will appreciate your effort and try to be more understanding when you once again become the workaholic they are so used to having in their lives. Getting ahead is important to you, but if you delegate some of your work, you will find the time you need to make everyone happy. Don’t be too tight with your money as you will have it when you need it and you may deprive someone close to you of a simple pleasure that a small amount of money could bring them. Have fun and lighten up! I know you have tons of hard work ahead of you, but if you bring more balance in to your home life and career, things seem to go in a much stronger direction.

›AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18

Career choices and home life seem to be at odds again. You have too much to do in both areas of life and your health seems to be suffering. A bit more rest and relaxation will do wonders for your stamina and general overall health. Thinking in new creative ways help you have a flair for redecorating your home or landscaping your property. You want to surround yourself with peaceful and beautiful things and flowers seem to be the answer for now. Why not try a small water fountain in your home, or if you can afford it, in your yard where you can relax and/or meditate to the peaceful sounds of the running water? You need to reconnect to spirit or get back to a place where you feel unstressed and comfortable with your life the way it is. Romantic complications or confusion still worry you. You are trying to find a happy medium between balancing your life with work and family. You also seem to want to do things on your own; however, there just isn’t enough time. Make time for yourself. Your energy level is drained and you seem to be handling all of the worries, doubts, fears and concerns of not only yourself, but of everyone else who can grab a minute of your time. You need some down time away from everyone else’s problems; you need time to unwind and take care of your own life and the issues that are on your mind.

œPISCES – February 19 – March 20

Love life can make you crazy if you let it, but if you use your intellect and common sense you will be able to handle anything that comes your way. Be very clear about your intent and let people know that you want to resolve any unfinished business quickly. Many changes seem to follow you around and you’re not quite sure what to do. Relationships do not seem to make any sense and you feel as if something has to change. Your actions and deeds do not reflect what you really feel inside your heart and you seem to struggle to understand what it is that you want out of life. It’s fun to be with family and friends at times, but you must try to figure out what would make you really happy. Finances seem to be one area of life that will be improving so keep saving for that special purchase as your money grows. A change in career or direction seems likely as if work is not what it used to be. Don’t make rash decisions as if you do not weigh the consequences of your decisions, you may be disappointed in the results. Emotions seem fragile at this time, so try to deal with issues on a more analytical level so that you won’t be easily hurt.

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Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 50 years. She may be contacted by text or call 908-887-0052 for a telephone, astrology or Feng Shui consultation. www.vikkianderson.net.

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July 2021 Horoscopes

By Vikki Anderson

Important Dates: July 4, Independence Day.

BRIEF EXPLANATIONS OF PERSONALITY NUMBERS

Add your birth month, day and year together until you get a one-digit number.  That is your birth path number which will never change throughout your life.  Example:  June 18, 1947 =

6 + 1 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 4 + 7 = 36 or 3 + 6 = 9.  The birth path number is a 9.

NUMBER ONE This is a male energy, the Alpha, a leader, ambition, attainment, happiness, fulfillment, glory, individualism, the self, arrogance, initiation, dominant, creative, birth, unique and all fire.

NUMBER TWO This is a yin type of number as it is female energy, represents the other, love, adaptability, dance, devotion, the subconscious, water, twin flame, mediation, consideration, cooperation, dualism and balance.

NUMBER THREE This number denotes multiples, The Holy Trinity, faith, hope and charity, speech, wit, art, sensuality, immaturity, passion, surprise or shock, change, sex, culture, and the triangle.

NUMBER FOUR This is the builder number, stability, justice, earth, the conscious mind, civilization, traditional, profit, health, conviction, wisdom, progress, power and a good foundation.

NUMBER FIVE This number stands for the visionary, opportunities, symbols, story-telling, adventure, imagination, the subconscious mind, freedom, healing, choices, unconditional love, mercy, resourcefulness, the New Age, an assistant, invention and expansion.

NUMBER SIX This number stands for the protector, healer, children, empathetic tendencies, intuition, sympathy, sensitivity, sustenance, community, circulation, charity, balance, sorcery, simplicity and a nurturing spirit.

NUMBER SEVEN This is the number of the analyst, thinker, science, study, literature, logic, secrets, religion, rituals, knowledge, isolation, chastity, dignity, the collective consciousness, genius, and myth.

NUMBER EIGHT The manifestation number including wealth, power, material well-being, the ego, business, employment, appearance, customs, exchange, reality, riches, investments and world transformation.

NUMBER NINE The humanitarian number, religious, spiritual, philanthropic, duty bound, mission, hardship, the higher self, spirit guides, faith, angel on Earth, faith in mankind, optimist, self-sacrifice, karma, Divine Wisdom.



MOON PHASE
DATEDEGREE, SIGN & MINUTESTIME
New Moon0905 Cancer 0609:16 PM
First Quarter1719 Libra 0806:10 AM
Full Moon2315 Capricorn 2410:36 PM
Last Quarter3101 Taurus 5509:15 AM
Retrograde PlanetsJupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto all month.
Sun goes into Leo on July 23.

ARIES – March 21 – April 19

Many surprising events unfold before you and you respond by finding new paths to move ahead in a positive manner.  Everything is not status quo at this time. There is constant change. Reconnecting with friends, groups and associations will be beneficial to you and your goals. Deciding whether your career is what you always thought it would be is important now.  Is this where you thought you would be in this stage of your life?  Make positive changes decisively so you can move forward to do anything you really want to do.  Don’t hold yourself back now.  Upbeat energy is all around you and pushing you in the right direction to make your life happy and healthy.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

This is a time to make your dreams, hopes and aspirations a reality; it is also a time to get back with your friends that you haven’t been in touch with for some time.  Do what you have to do to go in that direction.  Have fun and take day trips, a weekend getaway or just experience nature on your own. Your energy level is high and you would like to accomplish so much; however, sometimes your procrastination gets in the way and then you are upset that you didn’t complete what you had started.  Perhaps a longer would be just what the doctor ordered if you adhere to safety protocols. Spend extra time with those you love.  You should keep the passion alive and share all of your experiences with the one(s) you love. 

GEMINI – May 21 – June 21

This is a time when you should not be so trusting of others.  Look at all the facts and find out the truth. Determine if the information you received was accurate before making major decisions. No oral agreements, everything should be written down. Metaphysical, esoterica and philosophy will be of interest. Mediate, pray or do anything that brings you self-confidence, relaxation and/or enlightenment.  You need to connect to the universe and feel as if you are a part of it for peace of mind, body and spirit.  You may now get back on schedule with routine doctor visits and tests.  A getaway with family and friends is a perfect diversion or see what everyone is doing and plan a modest outdoor BBQ or get-together.

CANCER – June 22 – July 22

You must care for yourself as you have cared for everyone else in your life.  You are just as important as the others you’ve helped throughout the years.  It’s too exhausting and you rarely get credit for anything that you do for others. This month should be a turning point where you make yourself the most important person in your life.  Try a makeover, a shopping spree for new clothes, shoes or sandals.  Make yourself feel wonderful by spending time on yourself.  Objectively looking at everything in your life makes you want to create changes. You may also feel more confident and more self-assured as the month continues.  You will be happy to find that you can be self-reliant and still do so many things on your own.  Be open to change.

LEO – July 23 – August 22
This is a good time to take a look at your finances and see where you can budget more effectively.  Your generosity is wonderful, but now it’s time to tighten your belt and save for a rainy day. Good luck is helping protect your financial abundance, prosperity and security.  Money, family, responsibilities, and obligations dealt with through communication is important now.  Nothing should be left on the back burner.  Get all that tedious energy away from you and your family by conquering that issue or project a little every day.  You also want to make sure that you enjoy the month by visiting friends and family or taking your family to some reasonably priced events or dining where Covid19 safety is followed.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Relationships in the home are going well and this would be a good time to have a family meeting and see if there is anything that you can handle or participate in. Home life is important now, so either you feel as if you want to stay in your home more to enjoy your family and spent time with them or perhaps you may want to redecorate your surroundings.  It’s vital that you have a plan and stick with it for any changes in the home you want to make.  The budget can get out of hand very quickly and this may stir up some arguments which could have easily been avoided if you prepared and organized earlier. 

LIBRA – September 23 – October 23

Family, home life, and children are your top interests this month, but give yourself permission to relax and accomplish what you want to do for yourself.  Fun, doing things with the children and getting to be part of adventures together will make this a great time to reconnect and find out what the kids are thinking about and perhaps what their concerns are.  It will be easy to talk to anyone if you listen more than talk and/or judge.  Let them tell you their worries and issues.  Then when you’ve heard them out and you feel comfortable in helping them with their real or visualized problems, you can turn it around and plan some things that are fun; make sure it’s something the whole family can do together. 

SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22

This month is about fun, children, creativity and cultural works of art.  It also suggests it would be a good time for you to get involved in more creative endeavors.  If you are not the creative type, then it would be a good time to go to a museum or art gallery to educate yourself in the arts.  A Broadway play or local theater production would also be enjoyable now.  Take a class that ignites your imagination and that will bring you joy. You will be dealing with love on a deeper emotional level and with that may come some challenges that you must face head on.  Replace all sad or depressed energy with positive vitality and blessings for all.

SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21

Health seems good. Even if you have had issues in the past, things seem to be going in a very positive direction.  However, this is a lucky time for you in health, but also other areas of life such as your career and service to others, your personal hygiene, pets, daily routines and responsibilities.  With this lucky energy around you, it’s time to think through your next steps carefully.  Don’t waste your life on “what ifs…” What an amazing time to start volunteering in charitable organizations, and, of course, it’s a remarkable time to adopt a shelter rescue pet, play with your pet or make sure that your pet is up on its vaccinations, etc.  You will get closer to your pets and may even have more time to spend with them.   It’s a win/win for the both of you.

CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20

You feel overly emotionally and sensitive now, but in reality, you need to be a referee in some disputes or issues that are plaguing your home or place of work. This is not the time to think of yourself. Marriage and personal relationships seem to be strained.  Just be patient and listen to your partner, friend or child more intently and everything will work itself out. Talk things over with loved ones and see how you can help them resolve any issues that may have an impact on the both of you.  By doing this, you will feel more confident in yourself because then you will know how to handle everything. You have taken on too much, so this is a good time to delegate and keep some spare time for yourself to breathe, exercise, attend Yoga class or just relax.

AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18

It is a great time to take a trip or do something adventurous that you haven’t had time or the money to do in the past.  Indulge yourself and stop worrying about finances. You need to reclaim your freedom by getting out and doing something special. Bills will always be there; the opportunities to travel or do what you want with your partner, friends or children may be limited. Look over important papers and make any necessary changes that are required.  Make copies of your passport, license, credit cards and place them in with your other essential papers, such as, your life insurance, DNR, power of attorney and will to be extra organized.

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

You need to add imagination and creativity to your career and its future if you want it to continue to be successful.  Innovation will push you ahead of anyone else being considered for a promotion or pay raise that you may be interested in. The status quo should change.  New ideas and efforts need to be introduced into your life and to those you love.  Use your logic now to make vital decisions and be organized, well informed and happy in your job. Don’t make emotional decisions as they will be wrong. There are many blessings coming to you through your job as well as in your general life as well.  As long as you are resourceful and inspired, this will be a most pleasant time. 

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Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer and lecturer for over 49 years.  She may be contacted by text or call 908-887-0052 for a telephone, astrology or Feng Shui consultation.  www.vikkianderson.net.

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June 2021 Horoscopes

June 2021 Horoscopes

By Vikki Anderson

Holidays for June: June 10th, the solar eclipse, the 14th is Flag Day and the 20th is Father’s Day.

Here are a few Feng Shui tips to help you have a terrific summer!

  • Keep the house clean so you can leave at a moment’s notice without feeling guilty. Have your family pick up after themselves so you have less work to do.
  • Keep a small overnight bag packed for you and your family and placed in your car’s trunk. If an unplanned getaway or overnight invitation for your kids (or an emergency arises), you will have all essentials already in the car and ready to go.
  • Use paper plates once or twice a week.
  • Hang bells on your front door to bring in positive energy every time you open it. If you don’t use your front door, make it a habit of going out the front door to get the mail or the newspaper, etc. so the good energy may enter your home.
  • Ask friends if they would like these magazines, bring them to a hospital waiting room or nursing home. Many of the smaller medical facilities will be happy to have the reading material for their patients.
  • Keep lots of locally grown fresh fruits and veggies on hand as there are less chemicals used while you are supporting your local farmers.
  • Wash and wear clothes are best so you can be off again to another adventure without lugging an iron with you. Steamers work well.
  • Put up sheer curtains or pleated shades so you can maximize the sunlight and immediately feel re-energized.
  • Check BBQ to be sure that the propane tank is filled and that all parts are in good working order. You don’t want to be surprised when you are entertaining.  Purchase citronella candles for outdoor use.
  • Hang beautiful chimes from your deck, trees or house gutters for a melodious sound to de-stress, relax and calm you. 
  • Have a garage sale to get rid of the things you no longer want, need or like, but make some money from these items. If you don’t want to have a garage sale, donate to a local church or charity and get a tax donation form for your income tax.

MoonDateSignTime
New Moon1014 Gemini 2306:52 AM
First Quarter1701 Virgo 2811:54 PM
Full Moon2421 Sagittarius 5002:39 PM

ARIES – March 21 – April 19

Making important decisions about your career now will help in the future.  Trying to deal with so many obligations and responsibilities sometimes wears you out.  You may wish to rest more and take better care of yourself. Perhaps it is time you learned that you can only control some of the things some of the time. If you can’t change an outcome, it may be best to just go with the flow.  Be open to help from your family and friends.  New family dynamics help you get closer with your children or grandchildren.  Be willing to make amends, compromise and enjoy your family. Once you feel as if everything is under control, you will be able to relax and take a deep breath.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

Romance is in the air and life seems to be getting so much better for you. This is a great month for you to have some limited outdoor parties and revisit friends that have slipped through the cracks over the last year.  Travel should be fun and you are ready for lively adventures. Higher education, lectures, seminars, workshops, or training in a new area is importantFocus on what you would like to start improving in your life and take a small step towards your goal each day.  Your plans are within reach.  A few karmic lessons may hit your over the head now, but once you recognize that you’ve been dealing with similar situations your whole life, you may finally find the strength to positively deal with and be done with them.

GEMINI – May 21 – June 21

Good luck is following you around now, (the solar eclipse!), so if you reach for your dreams and aspirations, you will find that opportunities abound.  Love life improves tremendously as you meet that new special someone in your life. Make room for him or her because this one is a keeper.    You start too many started projects and you are becoming overwhelmed by them.  Prioritize.  You have always been there for them and they would relish a chance to pay back all of your kindness towards them.  Think before making important decisions.  Take as long as you need to decide, but once you make a decision, do not change your mind.  So many wonderful changes that you have wanted for such a long time are right around the corner.

CANCER – June 20 – July 21

You may be super sensitive now so do not take everything so personally.  You may be somewhat emotional as well and you really need to put yourself in a much more stable, centered and grounded environment. Don’t rush to get things done; if you are more persistent and tolerant of your actions or inactions, you will be ready to face all the new challenges that seem to be coming your way.  You feel good about yourself and your self-esteem is higher than usual.  Artistic pursuits will give you a creative outlet this summer.  Also, be weary of people who always need your help.  If you are not getting reciprocal energy for all of your good deeds, it may be time to break the tie with those taking advantage of you.

LEO – July 22 – August 22

This is a time to re-examine your life and figure out if you are doing what you want to be doing at this stage in your life.  Are you with the person you love?  Do you like your career, etc.?  A spiritual direction will help you sort out any issues or problems you may be facing and you will be more apt to resolve them.  If family, especially siblings, give you trouble, it’s time to set the record straight on so many levels.  You know how to handle yourself, especially where family is concerned, so don’t be afraid to speak up.  As long as you talk with compassion, you can’t go wrong.  Secrets won’t last forever, so be sure to release others’ secrets from your being and give them to the universe to hold and deal with.  You don’t need the negativity.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

Losing weight, making yourself gorgeous for the summer and eating healthily helps you immediately feel better. You seem to be moving in so many directions.  Some plans will fall through and others will change from what you thought they would be.  It is an interesting month for you because even though you may not be in control of your life at the moment, you will understand that some things had to happen to get you back on the right path.  Career issues need to be dealt with quickly so that you can get back to work with a clear head and a joyful heart.  Things may be moving faster than you had hoped; you will see that they are proceeding at the right speed for you.

LIBRA – September 23 – October 23

It seems that finances may be an issue this month, so be sure to save what you can and buy only what you need for now until you remedy any unhealthy spending habits.  Things will certainly work out best for you now since you have so much going for you.  Looking for new beginnings or new people in your life will make you happy, so go for it.  Try new classes or do something unexpected.  Playing it safe is getting too boring, but do not take foolish risks.  You have too much to do and not enough hours in the day to do everything. Prioritize and organize your life so that you can fulfill your dreams and goals easily.

SCORPIO – October 24 – November 2

The nice weather gets everyone together for BBQ’s or family gatherings.  Family issues seem resolved.  Personal or business partnerships may be very sensitive so be sure you actually know the whole story before reacting to something that may not be true.  Some are putting their homes on the market while others are fixing up and redecorating their current dwellings.  Whichever one you are doing, make sure you decorate to celebrate the wonderful personality and soul you have.  Perform a space clearing with white sage to get rid of any lingering negativity that may be stuck in your space.  People will always seek your guidance; boundaries are now required.

SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21

Your month seems to be somewhat disorganized or you may be unprepared for change. Being overwhelmed with financial worries, it seems that things take care of themselves so stop worrying. Partnerships may be tricky since you need to communicate and not just run away when life gets hard.  Talking does wonders to help your partner understand your point of view and it is also good for the soul to learn a little bit more about the one you love.  Don’t be afraid to show how you truly feel about someone.  It will only get better if you take the first step.

CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20

This is not a good time to take chance. Children are important now, so if there is anything that you need to fix, correct, change or remedy, this is the time to do it for everyone’s best interest.  So many new beginnings in relationships can make a big difference in how you feel about your significant others.  Show affection.  Have a weekly date night to rekindle your romance.  Creativity is also another outlet that will make you feel useful and special.  You are very talented in many areas, but are so wrapped up in logic and finances that many do not see that side of you.  Don’t speak unless you’ve thought things though as you may hurt someone’s feelings; it may ruin an important relationship.

AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18 

Many are going through changes that include medical issues that need attention.  Confusion about conditions may keep a solution at bay.  You tend to be very creative when it comes to saving for something you need and you will continue to be a prudent saver and spender. You seem to be exhausted so give yourself enough time to recuperate.  A medical procedure or medication may be necessary if you push yourself any harder.  You are open to suggestions for work, leisure activities and even some baking pointers, but when it comes to listening to others about how to take better care of yourself, it falls on deaf ears. 

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

You will have many changes this month; some are expected and others are a surprise. Creative projects will help you calm down and put your life in some kind of perspective.  You may be prone to crying because you are so super-sensitive now.  Career may also need some fine tuning since it seems as if a lot is going on and you may not be coping well.  Meditation or relaxation techniques should help you release some of the pressure you feel around you.  Definite decisions will help you make sense of your future.  Let others help you in any way they can. You could use the help and it will give you more free time to spend with the ones you love.

Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, author, and lecturer for over 49 years. She may be contacted at 908-887-0052 to schedule a telephone tarot and astrology reading. In-home Feng Shui consultations are on hold for the time being. Please visit www.vikkianderson.net to order astrology emailed reports for any occasion or to make an appointment for a tarot or astrology reading.

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May 2021 Horoscopes

By Vikki Anderson

A detailed list of important May dates:  May 1, May Day; 2, Orthodox Easter, 5, Cinco di Mayo, 6, National Day of Prayer; 9, Laylat al Qadr; 13, Ascension Day; 15, Armed Forces Day; 17, Shavuot; 22, National Maritime Day; 23, Pentecost;24, Whit Monday; and the 31st, Memorial Day.

May flower is the Lily of the Valley (sweetness and motherhood), and Hawthorn (hope).

May Birthstone is the Emerald (hope).

Feng Shui for Spring

Spring is a wonderful time to start cleaning out the yard, opening up the windows and letting the new fresh air of spring inside of your home and life.

With the new energy of the season, it is important to clear out the old stale energy from the winter and breathe new life into your environment.

Here are a few ways to bring positive energy into your yard and home.

Put up a small birdbath or a water fountain directly opposite your front door so each time you open your door, you are inviting in prosperity and abundance.  Water represents money in Feng Shui.

  • Hang beautiful chimes from trees, your deck, or house gutters for a melodious sound to relax and calm you.
  • Hang up whirl-i-gigs to promote positive chi to circulate around your property and remove any stagnant areas of dead or dying chi from the previous harsh winter.
  • Plant bulbs, annuals, perennials in bright colors.  To correctly place the right color in the right area of your yard or garden, follow the bagua colors.
  • Burn white sage throughout your home, closets, bathroom, cellar, attic and around the house to ensure negative energy or negative chi is removed while keeping your windows open to allow the negativity to escape from your environment.
  • Place 60 MM aurora borealis crystals in windows that get the morning sun so that rainbows will dance on your ceiling and walls.  Each room should have many colors in it for balanced positive energy.
  • Get rid of things you no longer need, want or like, so that you will have a clutter-free space to enjoy and come home to each evening without feeling overwhelmed by the clutter.
  • A fresh coat of paint will do wonders for your space and your mood.  Choose the proper color for the area of the bagua you are painting; if you can’t, add a few decorative touches like pillows, books, candle holders, statues or paintings with the required colors in them.
  • Let the sunlight into your home.  Put up sheer curtains or pleated shades that can be opened from the top or bottom so you can maximize the sunlight and feel re-energized.
  • Purchase a few Himalayan salt lamps, candle holders or prosperity bowls so their medicinal powers (helps with allergies, headaches, insomnia, depression

You are probably doing many of these things with your annual spring cleaning, but I just wanted to remind you that changing a small thing can bring in much abundance, happiness and good health into you and your family’s lives.  Happy Spring.


MOON PHASE
DATESIGNTIME
New Moon1111 Taurus 5602:59 PM
First Quarter1918 Leo 3403:12 PM
Full Moon2605 Sagittarius 1307:13 AM
Retrograde PlanetsMercury on the 29th; Saturn on the 23rd; and Pluto all month.
Sun goes into Gemini on May 21.

ARIES – March 21 – April 19

Thoughts of traveling or at the very least getting out of the house regularly is on your mind.  There is a lot of good luck following you around this month, so whatever it is you’ve wanted to accomplish, start or finish, this is the time to stop procrastinating and do it.  You might be a little prone to disagreements and quarrels with friends, so be sure not to make things innocently said start you on the war path. Emotions may be unbalanced and/or you may be super sensitive at this time, so it would be best just to ignore others who are making you feel uncomfortable in some way. You are becoming more practical and logical in making decisions and if unexpected issues happen, you will be able to beautifully cope with them.

TAURUS – April 20 – May 20

You’re thinking of career plans and perhaps if staying at home to work is the best choice for you at this moment. This is a time where you are thinking of so many plans, things that could be, things that haven’t manifested yet, things you could be doing, etc.  However, your overall mood is more of independence and taking control over your own life.  So, this is the time to do it.  You are in a romantic and intellectual phase.  Vitality is becoming an important part of your life since you have to make others understand that this is a time for you to be accomplishing a lot and you are ready for the challenge.  Unexpected incidents may not be a stumbling block, but an opportunity to move ahead and move yourself onto another more suitable path.

GEMINI – May 21 – June 21

You are ready to meet new people, get out of the house and have some fun.  You most likely miss all the socialization or workshops you were able to do in the past before Covid-19.  Those times will come again, you just need to be patient.  There are still so much you had hoped to accomplish in your home or with your hobbies that you still haven’t even started.  The stuff cannot get done without your motivation and skill.  Try to limit all the things you are doing on a daily basis.  You can combine chores/hobbies into a certain time period and then take on perhaps reading a book, or watching that series on Netflix you never finished.  Your mood gets very light and you will be able to accomplish all you want to.  The trick is what do you want to accomplish?  Make a list and try accomplishing one thing a day if you can.  In that way, at the end of the month you will have completed 30 tasks!

CANCER – June 20 – July 21

Connecting with friends, thinking about what organizations or clubs you may be interested in joining when the ban is lifted is giving you a lot of hope and you are seeing a bright sunny future for all of us. You continue to be motivated and accomplish so much that even you are surprised at your progress. You tend to be enthused and inspired by Youtube “how to” videos have given you a lot of information on so many new subjects and topics that it’s hard for you to choose what you should do next.  Emotions may be a bit sensitive in a romantic situation, but talking things out is the best way to find a solution to any of your differences. Family members may try to interfere with any plans you are making for yourself or are criticizing you for not doing things the way they always did.  Stay on course.  You are doing what is exactly right for you.  Be strong.

LEO – July 22 – August 22

Getting ready to face the world is all you want to do.  You’ve done your crafts, watched all of your TV series, read a few books, did your spring cleaning and now you are literally bored. You want to get out of the house and hike again or go to the park and enjoy the company of friends, family and of meeting new people who may become friends in the future.  You want to go out to lunch with the girls and laugh again.  But you are handling things rather well.  This is a good time to rest and take care of yourself. Metaphysical or esoteric philosophies may be of interest.  They may give you peace of mind as you learn new concepts about yourself and your beliefs.  Relaxing meditation may also be helpful to release any anxiety or apprehension about your future.  You have accomplished so much already.  If you just hang on a little bit more, you will be able to do all the things you want in a safe environment.

VIRGO – August 23 – September 22

You are becoming more of a person who wants to go out and meet new people, or at the very least, find new friendships. Older ones seemed to have outlived their usefulness.   However, you are very cognizant of your finances and wish for your savings to add up faster than it is.  One way is to stop spending, perhaps on Amazon, as the truth is what you need during your stay at home? You have food, a roof over your head and your health.  If something isn’t working for you, change it!  Perhaps getting a little part time job at home will bring you the extra income you desire if you haven’t been able to find work during the pandemic.  But we know you haven’t been sitting still. The money will be there for what you need, perhaps wait for your wants at another time.

LIBRA – September 23 – October 23

Family, friends, siblings are all around you and it’s time to have serious discussions with them on various topics that may have been upsetting you. Everyone is eager to get over any hard feelings and perhaps you are the one who has to start the discussions. Unusual circumstances may surprise you, but you are well suited to deal with anything that comes your way.  Thinking of when you could go on vacation seems to make you happy.  Short trips may make you less anxious about always being home. Some restaurants do seat people, so maybe you would want to go out with a family or loved one to a restaurant that is safe for dining.  You need to talk more and be alone less, but with some planning, you can do this.

SCORPIO – October 24 – November 2

Family and home life are on your mind now.  Some things may have not turned out the way you had planned, but perhaps some compromise on your part would be very good for all involved.  Why not try to patch things up and just get life going in the right direction.  Short distance travel would be good diversion so plan a small getaway for a few hours so you can feel refreshed and invigorated.  With this new found energy, you can tackle chores or projects that you may have let fall by the wayside.  You may also be having a bit of trouble with coming out with a game plan for the remaining time that we have to stay indoors.  If you are one of the lucky ones who is working from home, take a breather and walk around the block, walk your dog, or have a coffee/tea break to re-energize yourself.  You have so much working for you, just be assured it’s the boredom that is getting to you and nothing else.

SAGITTARIUS – November 23 – December 21

Discovering new things about family, friends, siblings and your home life may be surprising, but it doesn’t change who you are.  Be there for others who really need a shoulder to cry on or some assistance within their home.  You may also be finding a new love that comes into your life.  Are you checking out personal sites even though you can’t meet them right now?  You can always look!   Your forever sweetheart may just be in one of them.  Many karmic lessons are coming your way so you are more than likely in for an interesting month.  Just go with the flow and everything will work out in your best interest.  Creativity, love, and children will also fill your month.  Do crafts, spend time with children after their school day and show them that life can still be fun even if you are stuck at home.

CAPRICORN – December 22 – January 20

You are very sensitive these days and feel like you aren’t accomplishing much in the way of overcoming your emotions and fears.  There always seems to be something following you around.  You are very pragmatic, so you know that the energy around you is attracted to you by your efforts, kindness, compassion and empathy.  Be that person that is there for others so that all the positive energy and opportunities will be magnetized to you. Keep calm, handle your plans and “to do lists” one thing at a time.  Prioritize so you will have time to complete a chore/project/work and the rest of the time you can be free to enjoy a good book, relaxation or listening to music to calm your soul.  If you seem more sensitive to others’ criticism or comments, just know this will pass quickly when the month is over.  You need to concentrate on what you think is important and all the rest will follow.

AQUARIUS – January 21 – February 18   

Health issues should be addressed and if warranted go to your health care practitioner.  Health issues will not disappear on their own.  You need to handle them as soon as you can. You are overwhelmed, exhausted and not really getting all the rest you need.  You seem to be the family mediator and the sense of balance for all of them and it may be getting a bit too much for you to handle with everything else you are balancing.  You may be thinking of not working full time any longer or may be thinking of retirement.  You want to enjoy some of your life now and you may have just gotten a taste of it by being home with the pandemic.  You see that you can supplement with a part time job and may wish to look into cutting a few days from your work schedule. You may also be thinking of starting a home-based business or working from home.

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

This is a good time to make sure all of your important papers are up to date.   Clean out all of the old policies, or paperwork, so it will be easier for others to sort through them if and when the time comes. Sometimes, we procrastinate and don’t get the things done, like updating wills, important papers, insurance policies, etc. Make sure the beneficiaries are the ones you want to leave money to.  Relationships change, people pass and you want to be.  A creative time for you, you may wish to watch the many workshops, lessons and instructions there are on Youtube to learn something new and keep you motivated and inspired.  This is a wonderful time to write stories, poetry or just outline a wonderful story you may have in your head.  Maybe it’s time to come out and surprise you.  Don’t let the fear of failure stop you.  Do what you want to do like paint, draw, sing, dance, take musical lessons or take any type of other education you may be interested in.  You will be so happy that you delved into other art forms or modalities.

Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, author, and lecturer for over 48 years. She may be contacted at 908-887-0052 to schedule a telephone tarot and astrology reading. In-home Feng Shui consultations are on hold for the time being. Please visit www.vikkianderson.net to order astrology emailed reports for any occasion or to make an appointment for a tarot or astrology reading.

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