Daily Horoscopes for 2/3


General Daily Horoscope


Something is different now that smart Mercury shifts out of traditional Capricorn, into conceptual Aquarius to join five other planets already in this futuristic sign. While our thoughts are freed from being tied to the past, we still may have some negativity to process as the Sun and the angry red planet, Mars, move toward an exact conjunction tomorrow. Thankfully, the emotionally detached Aquarius Moon helps us manage our irrational feelings.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may be adamant about making your impossible dream come true, and today nothing is totally out of the question. Your irrational fantasies might seem ridiculous to others, but you are fully capable of something extraordinary now if you can stay focused on your ambitions. Still, it’s healthier to concentrate on a future that has a strong practical side to it as well. Keeping your feet on the ground gives you the traction necessary to reach your destination.


Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You can feel the stress between your thoughts that pull you into new territory and your common sense that holds you exactly right where you are. Although you may be motivated by financial and emotional security, you can still be lured by an unfamiliar tune floating through your mind. Even if you are curious enough to explore a new melody, don’t stop listening to the songs that keep you grounded. You don’t have to go over the edge in order to keep progressing toward the future.


Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You could feel clever throughout the day, as if a magical potion somehow made you more intelligent. But don’t get so enamored with your ability to maneuver around any problem, for rational thinking can be a trap of its own. Instead of relying on cool logic, let your passions take you on a wild ride so you can see a different path into your future.


Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may be tempted to withdraw into a world of fantasy, for your thoughts float into imaginative realms today, where you are not bound by reality. At the same time, you cannot get away from your close friends and family who keep bringing you back to the present moment, making it difficult for you to fully escape. Resign yourself to keeping one foot in this world and one in the other by balancing your dreams with the current circumstances.


Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are able to consider the pros and cons of a partnership with an uncharacteristic coolness that makes it easier for you to see things differently. Personal and business connections are likely to be a source of anxiety, but don’t let this take you down a path of doubt. You can easily step outside of your normal subjectivity, which can give you a new perspective. Don’t make any sudden changes; just integrate what you are learning into what you already know.


Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may be in the process of reviewing how to change your daily regimen for the year ahead, and creating a list might be right up your alley. Write down every tiny change that you can think of that could have an uplifting impact on your life. But actions speak louder than words, so set priorities and get started with your new program for a healthier and happier you.


Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are brimming with ideas about which chores you should start today, but you still may try to avoid doing too much. Even if you initially planned to go to work, you might prefer to give yourself a real day off, instead. Then again, it’s even better if you can find a natural rhythm and get into a creative flow. Being productive is important on other days, but now it’s crucial to find an innovative way to express yourself playfully.


Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your emotional intensity begins to settle down today, but you still are not that interested in hiding your gut reaction to a stressful family situation. You aren’t trying to seek melodrama, but neither are you willing to ignore the facts as you see them. Don’t worry so much about being nice to everyone; focus on sharing nothing but the truth, instead.


Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You prefer taking action when you are feeling more confident than you are today. Although you may intuitively know what’s right, it isn’t always the same as your logical choice. Making up your mind could be stressful now, unless you accept some uncertainty along with your decision. Determine what makes the most sense to the best of your ability and move on. You can always modify your position later on if absolutely necessary.


Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Trickster Mercury enters your 2nd House of Personal Belongings today, indicating that you might grow very concerned about what you own. You may even feel threatened, as if someone is attempting to take something important away from you. Don’t let your natural urge to protect what’s yours turn into paranoia. If you are anxious, discuss your worries with your friends, but remember to actually listen to the feedback you receive.


Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Logical Mercury enters your intellectual sign today, electrifying your conversations with clever wit and increasing your overall gift of gab. Talking your way out of a difficult situation is a mixed blessing now because it also increases the chances of getting yourself into trouble. Don’t get hooked by your own intelligence and act like a know-it-all. Even if you’re brilliant, you still have something to learn, just like everyone else.


Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You believe that your perceptions are very clear today, and, in fact, your senses may be acutely sensitive. But your imagination is also on overdrive and it’s difficult to know where objectivity fades into fantasy. The mists of illusion hide a slippery slope, yet you can avoid sliding off the edge of reality by consistently sticking to the absolute truth. Don’t tempt fate; there isn’t much wiggle room now, for your margin of error is quite small.

2011 Chinese New Year Predictions

2011 Chinese New Year Predictions

Connect and reflect in this year of peace

2011 Year of the Rabbit Predictions

by Stephanie Dempsey

Feb. 3, 2011, marks the Year of the Metal Rabbit. The Rabbit’s peaceful nature combines with the noble, protective Metal element to usher in a gentle phase of diplomacy, personal reflection and strengthened connections with others. Find out what your own Chinese zodiac sign can expect from the year ahead.

Color Therapy and Your Aura

Color Therapy

Letting Color Heal You

From Cricket Demarais

Color. We delight in a rainbow, sigh at a sunset, luxuriate in the rich colors of our homes, clothes, special spaces. Our eyes gravitate towards saturated color like moths to the light. No coincidence, considering the entire spectrum of colors is derived from light. And no surprise, really, that seeing, wearing or being exposed to color- whether in the form of light, pigment, or cloth- can affect us at levels we are only just beginning to understand.

Color Therapy Has a Long History

This is no new news. Egyptians built healing temples of light four thousand years ago, bathing patients in specific colors of light to produce different effects. Now, before you begin to pooh-pooh the pyramids, consider these factual goodies. Research shows that a blindfolded person will experience physiological reactions under different colored rays. In other words, the skin sees in Technicolor. Noted neuropsychologist Kurt Goldstein confirmed this information in his modern classic The Organism, where he notes that stimulation of the skin by different colors creates different effects.

Color is Visible Light

Scientifically, it makes sense. Color is simply a form of visible light, of electromagnetic energy. Let’s break it down. What exactly is light? It is the visible reflection off the particles in the atmosphere. Color makes up a band of these light wave frequencies from red at 1/33,000th’s of an inch wavelength to violet at 1/67,000 of an inch wavelength. Below red lie infrared and radio waves. Above it: the invisible ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays. We all understand the impact of ultraviolet and x-rays, do we not? Why then wouldn’t the light we can see “as color” not have as big an impact?

Lack of Color Causes Depression

How we “feel” about color is more than psychological. The last decade has proven that lack of color, or more specifically, light, causes millions to suffer each winter from a mild depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Because of the complex way in which exposure to various colors acts via the brain upon the autonomic nervous system, exposure to a specific color can even alter physiological measurements such as blood pressure, electrical skin resistance and glandular functions in your body. And they most certainly can affect how you feel on a day-to-day basis. Learning about color’s qualities and putting it to use can enhance your spirit, improve your health, and quite ultimately, expand your consciousness.

Color Therapy and Your Aura

Color therapy, also known as chromo therapy, is used by alternative health practitioners who use color to balance energy wherever our bodies are lacking, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental. Angie Arkin, Intuitive Healer in Key West, uses color during her sessions with clients, and often works with color during her own personal meditations.

“Your aura is just an energy field that surrounds you,” says Arkin. “In your aura, there are different layers, and in each layer, there are different colors that may be used for clearing and rebalancing your energy field. An aura reading is looking at the colors found in your aura. Knowing what colors are in your aura brings you closer to your spirit. If you can consciously bring that out, you have more advantage in clearing and healing your life. It’s really just another layer of knowing.”

Jasmine Sky, also a Florida Keys resident, brings healing and color therapy to clothing. “Painting on silk and installing healing prayers into the silk seemed to marry all parts of me – the part of me that was a healer, the part of me that was an artist, my love of fabrics and many years of sewing, my love of tropical islands with sarongs being their indigenous clothing,” she says.

Jasmine, having studied color therapy, takes this into consideration when working with clients for their custom design. “Specifically I work with customers on the emotional space they want to be in, and recommend colors accordingly. This informs the prayers and Reiki symbols I paint in to the silk. And the silk itself has unique energy and healing properties. I also draw on my own intuitive resources to make recommendations.” All this is part of the reason Sky talks to each customer before creating a garment, even if it is one of the standard designs.

Sky also refers customers to, and works with Arkin, in applying color readings to garment design. They are currently working together to integrate Arkin’s readings into The Dreaming Goddess Web site.

Angie Arkin, Intuitive Healer www.beyourownhealer.com
Jasmine Sky, The Dreaming Goddess www.thedreaminggoddess.com

About this Contributor: Writer, Cricket Demarais, covers Key West, Florida healers for local and national publications.

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How To Clean Your Aura

How To Clean Your Aura

By Phylameana lila Desy, About.com Guide

Our auras are like magnets picking up vibrational energies that are floating around everywhere we go. It is important to cleanse our auras freeing them of foreign vibrations and negative energies. Here are a few simple ways to do it.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 – 15 minutes
Here’s How:
  1. Using your fingers as a comb, comb through the space surrounding your body from head to toe. Clean your hands with running water before and after doing this.
  2. Stand under a waterfall or shower.
  3. Walking in the rainfall.
  4. Run freely and playfully in the wind.
  5. Using a single feather or feather whisk make sweeping motions through the space surrounding your body.
  6. Smudge the area surrounding your body with the smoke from sage, lavendar, and/or sweetgrass.
  7. Emerse and soak your body in an epsom salt bath.
  1. Turkey or owl feathers are especially good feathers to use for sweeping the aura.
  2. Take care to do some deep breathing exercises while cleansing your aura to aid in flushing your inner body.
  3. Caution: Do not walk in the rain during an electrical storm.

Bearing Water for Brigid by libramoon

Bearing Water for Brigid

Sketches for a water vessel –
bottle and message elide on waves.
Voice of Brigid calls.
All who hear: Imagine.
Exposed to wind, to grit, to rain
and hail,
rock faces erode.

Designated fixed space
Sacrosanct container
Conveyor through fluid
Creates place, surface to paint.
diffusement of emotion,
beatitude, foment of dueling farce.

Harsh edges polished,
pure colors
blend in the dark.
Brief infusion
of giddy illusion
just enough to guilefully entice.
Sparkling Neural net
a secret
clue revealing
purpose, meaning,
wild eternal child,
ages’ flamboyant fool,

(Voice rains from within)

A wound is a sacred vessel.
Pain carves into flesh
sense memory;
carries the seed
of its own demise.
engulfed in life
learns anew to be whole.

Wounded with the potential for wisdom
when eyes are are pried
from seeping, sucking, suffering
aching to censure what future we admire.
Redefine the schizm.
This wound is our project.
To heal, discover the vision;
realign the seam to fit
self-framed landscape.

Let loose that genie of desire.
Ride rushing blood streams.
Build a roaring pyre of grief,
insane belief in wrathfilled deities.
Revile that old refrain: “life is pain” or a game
to be lost.
No Faustian bargain.
Just a
rambling adventure
to explore
essence of ecstasy.
Don’t wait for the rest to see
and demur.
Stretch your sail.
Take sight of your guiding star.
The only failure is self-denial
in favor of the vile lie
that pain is destiny
instead of faithful friend
lending energy
for change.

Slice vivid memories.
Exult in the tastes, the textures.
Enliven your way.

In the end
the vessel breaks.
There the Goddess stirs

2011 Aquarius

Author/Contributor: libramoon