As much as I hate to I have got to run……

Sorry to cut things so short today. But something very unexpected came up and we have got to run. I hope you understand and I sincerely apologize.

Have a very Blessed Afternoon,

Luv & Hugs,

Lady A


Pets & Animals Holiday Gift Guide

Pets & Animals Holiday Gift Guide

Any pets, animals, or the people who love them left on your holiday gift list  this season? Care2 Healthy Living has you covered! Check out our  suggestions for pet and animal holiday gifts.

Custom Pet Portraits Customized portraits are a great  way to show your love for your beloved pooch or kitty. Check out these  fabulously vibrant and quirky portraits from artist Zerrin Koch! Contact artist for price quotes.

Sweetie Pie  Treats Dog treats that meet all the standards: healthy, tasty,  and sustainable. Made from anti-oxidant filled sweet potatoes and free-range  chicken, these treats seem to be a favorite of dogs. Feel good about your  purchase — a portion of Bark Stix profits support Greyhound rescue and adoption  groups. $8.95

Hemp Dog  Bones These 100 percent Eco-Friendly Stuffed Hemp Bone Toys  consist of a hemp canvas shell and are stuffed with recycled poly-cotton, making  them an enjoyable chew toy for your pet. Soft, yet firm, these bones are perfect  for tugging, throwing, chewing and snuggling. $8.95

Support  Wildlife Want to honor the animal lover in your life? Give the  gift of preservation and protection of wildlife like polar bearswolves and whales with a gift to the NRDC.

Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Vol.  1 Have a dog that could use some relaxation? Care2′s very own pet blogger, Lisa Spector, has just the thing for  you. The pieces are “clinically tested to calm dogs, and in many cases, reduce  anxiety.” $14.98

EcoChoices  EcoAnimal also has a variety of toys made out of post-consumer  recycled materials, such as the squeaky turtle posted below.

Zogoflex Dog  Toys Zogoflex differs from other plastics typically used in dog  toys in that it’s engineered to be recyclable and is made from an FDA-approved  material that is safe and non-toxic. Now if Spot gnaws up his Zogoflex frisbee,  his owner can send the broken remainders back to West Paw Design, where they’ll  be ground down, made into a new toy of the owner’s choosing, and returned at no  extra cost. From $8.50

Cool Hemp Dog Collars The cutest dog collars  ever, adjustable and made of hemp. $20.

Green Cat Collars Give the gift of a soft (not  nylon) and eco-friendly collar to your cat–try organic cotton, hemp, recycled  cotton or bamboo. $5-$13.

Daily Feng Shui Tip for Dec. 17th – ‘Wright Brothers Day’

Today’s ‘Wright Brothers Day’ is as good a time as any to remind you that placing any image, picture, painting or other symbols of flying high in the ‘Fame’ area will also allow your reputation to soar while bringing you plenty of honorable recognition and rewards. Give your efforts wings and put a picture of a plane inside that area today.

By Ellen Whitehurst for

Today’s Charm from December 17th is The Ankh

 Today’s Charm

Today’s Meaning:       
 You may need help from a higher law to balance this aspect. This law could be a supervisor, a mediator or even a judgment through a legal venue.General Description:

Throughout Egyptian civilization, which lasted some 6,000 years, charms and talismans played a conspicuous part, both in their religious and civil life. The Ankh, the symbol of life one of Egypt’s most popular and ancient amulets, was supposed to bestow upon the wearer, intelligence, power, and abundance. It was formed by the hieroglyphic RU, O, set on a cross, the loop RU representing a fish’s mouth (supposed to give birth to water), and in this form represents the key of the Nile which inundates the country fertilizing the land and bringing prosperity. Most of the Egyptian gods are shown holding an Ankh, and their kings always carried on at their coronations.

Your Animal Spirit for December 17th is The Ant

Your Animal Spirit for Today
December 17, 2013


Ant is dutiful, patient, industrious and focused. If you ever put an obstacle in the middle of an ant trail, you’ll notice that ant will go over it, around it, or even under it—but ant will NOT let the obstacle drive him backwards. Above all, ant is a team player, and knows that if each member of the team does his assigned task, the team will succeed. Do you have goals that are best met by team effort? If so, get the other players off the bench and let them into your game.

Your Rune For Tuesday, December 17th is Thurisaz


bw-thurisazYour Rune For Today        


Thurisaz embodies the polarity of life and death and the struggle to keep them in balance. Expect conflict, hardship and obstacles, but be assured that remaining focused and in touch with your inner strengths will see you through whatever comes your way. This Rune may also represent protection from your enemies, which is never a bad thing.

Today’s Tarot Card for Tuesday 27th Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

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The central theme of what is traditionally called the Wheel of Fortune card is cyclical change. The Wheel keeps on rolling, churning events in a ceaseless progression of ups and downs, either way freeing us from the past. No one can escape its cyclical action, which can feel somewhat terrifying — no matter whether we are rising or falling. When one is balanced on top there is a moment of crystal clarity, but the only part of the Wheel not going up and down is the hub, which is your eternal Self, the Source of Freedom.

Every one of us will occupy all the points on the wheel at some time or another. The cycle of the wheel is its lesson — and we can learn to take comfort in it (as we do when we celebrate our birthday). If you don’t like the look of things right now, just wait — things will change. Of course, if you do like the look of things right now, enjoy it while it lasts, because that will change too!

Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, December 17th

Our emotions are running strong now, yet words have extra power as we dance circles around the real issues. The Full Moon occurs in interactive Gemini at 4:28 am EST, stretching the polarities between what we say and what we believe. Our feelings change with the changing circumstances of life, but our belief systems remain constant. The Moon’s entry into nurturing Cancer at 1:16 pm helps us to shift out of our heads and into our hearts.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Self-indulgence isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as it’s in moderation. But self-restraint may be elusive today as the Gemini Full Moon lights up your 3rd House of Information, unless you stay on your toes. You are compelled to share what you feel and your moods are intense and immediate now. Before going to extremes, examine the negative consequences of expressing your moods too soon. This proactive approach will help you gain a healthier perspective.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You may be lured out past your regular boundaries of safety as the restless Gemini Full Moon rattles your 2nd House of Core Beliefs. Resistance is futile, but going along with the flow doesn’t necessarily mean slipping into denial if your values are tested. You might even feel as if you’re being overloaded with too much information. Thankfully, relief arrives when the evocative Moon sinks into care-giving Cancer later in the day, shifting the focus to your heart.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You’re experiencing the pull of your own feelings quite strongly now, but it may be difficult to act as today’s Gemini Full Moon floods your sign with a variety of emotions. The biggest danger you currently face is a loss of perspective, making it easier to blow something out of proportion. Even if you feel strongly about your opinion, let the energies settle for a day or two before sharing what’s on your mind.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

It’s all about how you process feelings and then talk about them as the clever Gemini Full Moon brightens your 12th House of Destiny. The seas of your emotions are normally contained securely within your boundaries. However, you’re riding the emotional high tides and there may be little you can do now to keep your dreams, desires and fears from flooding right out into the open where everyone can see them. Fortunately, your vulnerability could ultimately deepen the bonds between you and those you love.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

No matter how hard you try to meet someone’s expectations now that the Full Moon emphasizes your 11th House of Social Networking, you can’t really be everything to everyone in your life. Even if you are gloriously multitalented and multifaceted, you can still be pulled into something too deeply. If you find you are in over your head today, begin a gentle self-extraction from the situation. Expressing what’s in your heart doesn’t necessarily require the approval of anyone else.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Today’s energy may bring a bit of emotional anguish as you wish the complexity of life’s circumstances would settle down. Your feelings are in the spotlight now that the reflective Full Moon is highlighting your 10th House of Ambitions. You might be nostalgic, but you must focus on the present and not the past. Make the mental adjustments necessary to balance your future objectives with the current circumstances. But don’t settle for less; just acknowledge that it could take more time to reach your goals.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You could easily spend your day talking with friends and sharing your ideas about what you want to do with your life now that the chatty Gemini Full Moon is agitating your 9th House of Big Ideas. Your emotions are all over the map today, but you are intently fixated on the potential of your own future. Although this may not be the best time to make firm plans, it’s a great time to imagine the plethora of possibilities that are in front of you.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You understand the big picture in theory, but in practice it’s difficult to apply what you know today. Your mind is on overdrive now as it runs through every possible scenario. The flexible Gemini Full Moon falls in your 8th House of Deep Sharing, intensifying your resolve to make the most of your current relationship situation — even if it’s not ideal. Let logic be your guide until the Moon shifts into emotional Cancer and you are back in your element.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are influenced by the inconstant feelings of people around you as the changeable Gemini Full Moon shines in your 7th House of Relationships. A close partner may be the source of a minor conflict now, distracting you from what you prefer to be doing. But don’t ignore the messages you are receiving today because you have something special to learn from the differences of opinion between you and others. Open your heart and listen to those you love.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might not know how you got yourself into such an awkward predicament today. Unfortunately, you won’t escape from your dilemma by just walking away now that the Gemini Full Moon stimulates your 6th House of Employment. This is a very busy time and there are many things that need your attention. You feel tugged in too many ways and it’s difficult to know exactly where to begin. Take a deep breath and a small step. And then take another one. You’re already on the road to success — even if your destination still feels far away.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Don’t attempt to make everything fit into place now that the flighty Gemini Full Moon occurs in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Although you want full resolution, you need to let go before you have all the answers. It might even be fun if you take a risk and share your feelings with those involved. But you could have some apprehension, for you sense that things are not going to unfold the way you envisioned them. You may want to run out on your responsibilities today, but some issues are just too important to ignore.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Don’t attempt to make everything fit into place now that the flighty Gemini Full Moon occurs in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Although you want full resolution, you need to let go before you have all the answers. It might even be fun if you take a risk and share your feelings with those involved. But you could have some apprehension, for you sense that things are not going to unfold the way you envisioned them. You may want to run out on your responsibilities today, but some issues are just too important to ignore.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You feel as if you must do something immediately to exercise your control in the outer world, but the Gemini Full Moon emphasizes your 4th House of Home and Family, drawing your energy inward. You can think of each and every possible option, as if you were playing a game of chess. But it’s just too much today to keep it all in order. You may have to throw in the towel and just ride the uncertain waves of emotional change to see where the currents will take you

Full Moon in Gemini Horoscopes

Full Moon in Gemini Horoscopes

Shifting gears under this bright lunation

Jeff Jawer  Jeff Jawer on the topics of horoscopes, gemini, full moon, astrology

The jittery Gemini Full Moon early on December 17, 2013, is easily distracted by a million and one minor details, which contrasts with the philosophical perspective of the Sagittarius Sun. The challenge we face is learning how to shift gears from the petty to the profound and to recognize the difference between issues of the moment that will fade quickly and those that require a longer time for deeper analysis and consideration.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

There’s a tendency to speak carelessly with the chatty Gemini Full Moon in your 3rd House of Communication. You could overload others with information or inflate a single fact into a major philosophical statement. Don’t oversell your ideas, but focus on developing key points and make sure that you listen to feedback while trying to make a point. Your credibility depends on the information that you share.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

This diverse Gemini Full Moon lands in your 2nd House of Money. The positive side of its opposition to the Sagittarius Sun is that it can open up additional sources of income. The risk, though, is spreading yourself too thin. You may be so pre-occupied by an excess of activities that you lose sight of the big picture. Exploring ways to earn more is fine as long as you don’t lose your principles or perspective along the way.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

This Full Moon in your communicative sign is likely to make you even busier than usual now. It occurs in your 1st House of Personality, which tends to increase the range of your activities. But it’s also a signal to play with your appearance and your approach to people, exploring new ways to connect. Don’t give in to the judgments of others, though, especially those who are rigid in their beliefs and ways of doing business.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

It’s understandable if you want to turn off your phone, lock your door and pull down the shades with this Gemini Full Moon in your 12th House of Secrets. Of course, you’re more likely to be swamped with activities that require your attention, but finding private time and space is a must. When you can get the quiet you seek, your mind will start popping with ideas that might even seem like miraculous answers to critical questions.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

This highly active Gemini Full Moon lands in your 11th House of Friends and Groups, which should keep you extra busy these days. You might consider limiting your social and professional commitments instead of wearing yourself out by being part of every event. Choosing the people and experiences that are the most important to you will improve the quality of your connections and maintain your energy level.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This easily distracted Gemini Full Moon occurs in your 10th House of Career and Public Responsibility. The good news is that it can help you make professional contacts and take on interesting tasks. However, there is some danger of spreading yourself too thin or, for a conscientious person like you, stress you out with more obligations than you can comfortably meet. Learning to delay and delegate will lighten the load.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

You might have itchy feet with this restless Gemini Full Moon occurring in your 9th House of Faraway Places. The desire to travel and to expand your mind is growing, which could make it challenging to concentrate on one thing at a time. But the gift of this transit is to open your thinking with curiosity and, hopefully, connect you with people, cultures or subjects that will be new, exciting and mentally stimulating.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

This communicative Full Moon occurs in your 8th House of Deep Sharing where it can open your appreciation for different kinds of people and activities. Discussing intimate matters comes more easily as you become more objective and adaptable in close personal and business relationships. Dealing with delicate issues is likely to be more successful when you’re less locked into a limited point of view.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

The diverse Gemini Full Moon lands in your 7th House of Relationships where you may be challenged by the inconsistency of others. Its opposition to your opinionated Sun could be frustrating if you’re trying to sell an important idea. It’s essential to really listen to and respond to the feedback people give you as this will provide necessary information and keep doors open in personal and professional partnerships.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Adaptability on the job and in dealing with other tasks is the key to utilizing this flexible Gemini Full Moon. It occurs in your 6th House of Work, which can wear you out with distractions and diverse duties that are difficult to manage. Yet it can also awaken your interest in developing new skills and methods that can enhance your career. While you don’t ever want to be sloppy, relaxing your rules is recommended now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

It’s your time for fun with this playful Gemini Full Moon landing in your 5th House of Romance, Play and Children. Your heart should be lighter as you take yourself less seriously. There’s nothing wrong with being silly or youthful in friendly situations. Flirting and teasing come more easily and are very likely to get you more attention than usual.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

This verbal Gemini Full Moon happens in your4th House of Home and Family, which can increase activity at your house. The plus side could include breakthrough conversations or discoveries about the past that could lighten your load. But you can also be overwhelmed with so many people and events that you’ll need more alone time.