Happy Birthday, Cancer!



Happy Birthday, Cancer!

Celebrating the sweet and sensitive style of the zodiac’s caring Crab

If you had it your way, Cancer, you’d probably spend your birthday nesting at home in your comfy pajamas! Because you adore creature comforts and having your family close by, it’s likely that your festivities will include a warm, home cooked meal with relatives. You might even decide to prepare your own special birthday dinner because, let’s face it … no one else in your clan can measure up to your culinary skills!


Shed the shell

You’re definitely one of the more sensitive signs of the zodiac, and if you feel slighted on your birthday, you may become moody. If this happens and you find yourself retreating into your famous shell, ask yourself if it’s really worth it. Hey, life gets hectic and no one is perfect. If you know someone loves you, give them a chance to make up any potential lapse in recollection. And try not to be so oversensitive! We all know that you, on the other hand, would never forget an important event. You’ve got a sharp memory and can often reminisce about obscure moments the rest of us would never recall.

Naturally intuitive and emotional, you’re one of the few signs who have little trouble wearing their heart on their sleeve. This is one of your most endearing qualities. You also have a way of making everyone around you feel comfortable and safe — in an instant.  Strongly sentimental, you prefer a handmade gift or heartfelt card over a popular, overpriced store bought item any day. In the end, life is all about emotional security for you. When you’re surrounded by your loved ones, knowing they’re all safe and content, you’re the happiest crab in the land.

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The Balance of the Elements & the Signs of the Zodiac for June 25th




The Balance of the Elements & the Signs of the Zodiac for June 25th


Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.

There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.



There are twelve signs of the zodiac; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

I am constantly being asked – during the course of  my workshops and seminars – to recommend an appropriate stone which corresponds to a particular birth sign.

In my experience the only accurate way in which to ascertain the correct birthstone  for any individual is for that person to visit a properly qualified astrologist and for a detailed chart to be constructed based on the person’s place of birth, date of birth and the exact time of birth.

Any other method is too vague and generalized; and most certainly cannot possibly be considered seriously!

A few years ago, to prove my theory, I carefully read as many books as I could lay  my hands on which contained information relating to the astrological use of gemstones.

From all the information available I then compiled my own comprehensive list, birthsign by birthsign, encompassing all the ‘recommended’ birthstones which each book suggested would be appropriate for each sign of the zodiac.

When my task was completed I discovered that every birth-sign had at least nine gemstones which, according to all the books, would be suitable for people being born under that particular sign of  the zodiac…..

However, using my own intuition, logic and a little common-sense, I managed to produce the following chart which I find useful as a guide (and a guide only!) when I am asked to recommend a particular gemstone for someone’s birth-sign:

– jasper, ruby

– rose quartz, lapis lazuli, carnelian, sapphire

– citrine, rock crystal, tigers eye, agate, rutile quartz.

– olivine, emerald, moonstone

– quartz crystal, diamond, agate

– carnelian, agate, jasper, sapphire

– emerald, aventurine, jade, sapphire

– garnet, bloodstone, ruby, jasper, beryl

– topaz, jacinth, obsidian snowflake

– smoky quartz, ruby, onyx, jet

– turquoise, malachite, aquamarine, moonstone

– amethyst, opal, moonstone

Whilst it is always acceptable to give a friend – or your loved one –  a birthstone  pendant or necklace, please remember that the stones that will work best for you – or your friends – are the ones whose ‘vibrational energies’ are most closely compatible with the person who is going to wear it!

Lunar Lore for March 18th

Lunar Lore
May you have  warm words On a Cold eve,
A full moon on  a dark night,
And the road  downhill
All the way to  your door.
~Irish  Blessing
When the moon  passes through the signs of the Zodiac
Which are most  peculiar to the Earth, if you then plant trees,
They will be  strongly rooted in the Earth;
If you plant them when she passes through the signs of the Air,
Then the tree  so planted, will be plentiful in branches and leaves,
And increases  more upward then downward.
            – John  Baptista Porta, “Natural Magick”, book I.
O Moon! the  oldest shades ’mong oldest trees
  Feel  palpitations when thou lookest in:
O Moon! old  boughs lisp forth a holier din
– John Keats,  “Endymion.”
…the Moone  alwaies in her encreasing,
hath the tips  of her hornes turned from the Sunne toward the East:
but in the  waine, contrariwise Westward.
Also that shee  shineth… [increases],
and so riseth  in proportion the second day forward unto the full:
and likewise  decreaseth in the same manner to the change [new moon]
Pliny’s  “Natural History,” Philemon Holland’s trans.|
The Moon in the Sign of Libra:  Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive,  Diurnal, Airy, Cardinal, Semi-fruitful, Horary Western, Autumnal, Austral,  Obeying, Equinoctial, Moist, Vocal, Sweet,
Spells and  rituals involving the  earth element should be performed when the Moon is in an earth sign: Taurus,  Virgo, Capricorn.
Straight from
GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast