A Little Humor For Your Day – A Food Valentine

A Food Valentine

Cabbage always has a heart, green beans string along.
You’re such a Tomato, will you Peas to me belong?

You’ve been the Apple of my eye, you know how much I care;
So Lettuce get together, we’d make a perfect Pear.

Now, something’s sure to Turnip, to prove you can’t be Beet;
So, if you Carrot all for me, let’s let our tulips meet.

Don’t Squash my hopes and dreams now, bee my Honey, dear;
Or tears will fill Potato’s eyes, while Sweet Corn lends an ear.

I’ll Cauliflower shop and say, our dreams are Parsley mine.
I’ll work and share my Celery, so be my VALENTINE.

Daily Feng Shui Tip for Feb. 14th – ‘Happy Valentine’s Day and World Marriage Day!’

Happy Valentine’s Day and World Marriage Day! Whether you’ve recently entered a new relationship, are currently in one or hoping to find the perfect partner, you can change your love life by changing your sheets. Feng Shui considers red to be a powerful and auspicious color that will add sizzle, passion, heat and a new mate (if that’s something you’re hoping for). Just be sure not to use them every day as all that sexual energy will make it hard to get some sleep.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Valentine’s Day: Another Kind of Love

Valentine’s Day: Another Kind of Love

Spread love to everyone during this Aquarian holiday

Jeff Jawer      Jeff Jawer on the topics of aquarius, love, blogs, astrology

Valentine’s Day is Thursday, February 14. The holiday that celebrates romantic love seems to have nothing to do with the saint for which it was named. Its association with amour began in the 14th century, about 1000 years after the death of St. Valentine. Although it’s a great way to sell chocolate and flowers and, hopefully, to open hearts, the astrological association with the holiday is almost as strange as its connection with a martyred priest.

The Sun is always in Aquarius on February 14. This is the sign of the Water-bearer but it’s not a sentimental Water sign. Aquarius is an Air sign characterized more by the head than the heart. Aquarius is about friendship, community and collective ideals rather than couples. It tends to be chilly, using the intellect to step back from the messy world of feelings to achieve understanding with the mind. Aquarian love is universal rather than personal and usually needs some emotional breathing space and independence to counter the confinement of intimacy.

Valentine’s Day, like Aquarius, is more about an idea than about reality. Its origins in the 14th Century reflect the romanticism of the Middle Ages … which was a model for spiritual rather than erotic love. (Robert Johnson’s book “We” is a good source of information on this subject.) Romantic yearning represented a desire for a divine connection, not personal pleasure. The partner was a symbol for God and the desire to experience sacred union. This model comes closer to Aquarius because it’s an ideal instead of a physical reality.

A higher plane of love

But the myth of romance has permeated culture for so many centuries that we’ve lost sight of its higher meaning. The unspoken expectation of becoming complete within a relationship is bound to produce disappointment. While personal love can be a delicious affirmation of our desirability, and intimacy serves as a bulwark against isolation, human partnerships usually fall short of our highest hopes. The familial, emotional, physical and financial connections we share within them have their divine moments but cannot confer immortality or answer life’s biggest metaphysical questions.

Romantic love comes with strings attached. Desire, jealousy, conflicting values and contrasting tastes are tests for even the most harmonious couples. Chocolate, flowers, champagne, a good dinner and great sex go a long way to erasing the illusion of our separateness but cannot eliminate it entirely. And depending on one person as the source of love is not an Aquarian formula for fulfillment … being part of a community is.

The sign of self-less love

One connection Aquarius has with romantic love is its opposition to Leo. The Lion is the sign of the heart and represents the personal experience of amour. It’s the rising of excitement we feel in the chest when someone arouses our feelings. It is the expression of affection that flatters others and warms ourselves. Yet if Leo is the heart, Aquarius is the circulatory system. The Water Bearer distributes, which is an important message about another kind of love. It is the love of humanity, called “agape” by the Greeks.

Agape aligns with Aquarius’ community consciousness and represents a less personal but equally noble expression of the human heart. Giving to others without expecting anything return is generosity of the highest order. It is a reminder that a truly Aquarian Valentine’s Day gift would be a contribution to a charity or acting as a volunteer for an organization. We can still give our chocolates and flowers for personal romance but contributing to people in other ways will make this day of love even more complete.

Valentine’s Day Horoscopes 2013

Valentine’s Day Horoscopes 2013

Venus and the Moon align in the name of love

Maria DeSimone     Maria DeSimone on the topics of venus, valentines day, love, horoscopes, astrology

Isn’t it nice when the planets cooperate on a special day? When it comes to matters of the heart, there is no greater cosmic connection than to have a happy link between love planet Venus and the Moon, which rules our deep emotional needs and tender feelings. These two planets together spell affection, hugs, kisses and warmth for Valentine’s Day 2013.

Lucky for us, this Valentine’s Day we get to enjoy an extraordinary link between the Moon and Venus! As if that wasn’t enough, the Sun (masculine energy) and the Moon (feminine energy) will also be at a gorgeous angle to one another, allowing your emotions to shine through with ease.

In fact, because the Moon will be in fiery Aries this Valentine’s Day, you can expect to feel a strong amount of courage when it comes to telling the object of your affection exactly how you feel. You might be bold and make the first move to ask someone out on a date if you’re single and someone has captured your attention.

No Valentine this year? Well, don’t expect to have one of those lonely, pathetic Valentine’s Days where you stare at happy couples with bitter resentment. Not with the Moon in independent Aries connected to the Sun and Venus in social Aquarius!

Instead, you and your single friends might decide to throw your own Valentine’s Day friendship bash or attend a party and mingle. Either way, your sexy factor will definitely be in high gear!

Look up your zodiac sign below to get your individual love forecast for Valentine’s Day.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

You’re hot and you know it! Be sure to wear red, as it’s not only the color of passion, but with the Moon in your sign this Valentine’s Day it will bring you extra attention. You’ll feel a special balance when it comes to getting your emotional needs met by a partner because he or she will easily honor that part of you that needs to be free and independent. Love doesn’t need to equal suffocation, and this year if you’re attached you will certainly feel as if you’ve achieved the best of both worlds. If you’re single, it’s possible for love to blossom between you and a friend.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Love and respect go hand-in-hand, and these days you’ll certainly feel proud to walk beside your sweetheart and call him or her yours. There’s something about your partner that elevates your status, and this makes you especially gratified. If there have been any feelings you’ve kept to yourself, today might be the time you open up and courageously reveal all of you to your special someone. If you’re a Taurus who has been dating someone for a while, with Saturn in your 7th House of Partnership, it’s likely a new level of commitment will develop between you and your love — possibly even leading to engagement or marriage!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Expect nothing less than breathtaking adventure this Valentine’s Day! The Moon will connect beautifully to the Sun and Venus, now in your 9th House of Expansion. There might be a new love interest on the horizon — someone with a background quite different from yours. If so, this person will grab your attention like no other! At the very least, you and your love will enjoy a romantic dinner at a restaurant with exotic cuisine. With Jupiter in your sign, there’s no limit to your capacity to relate to others with enthusiasm and optimism. Any relationship — whether new or old — will stimulate you intellectually, much to your delight. This is perfect, because for you the mind is the most important erogenous zone.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Whether you’re single or attached, this Valentine’s Day has special romantic potential. Single Cancer may plan a vacation or spiritual retreat, or decide to attend a workshop. If so, don’t be surprised if you meet someone you develop a strong emotional bond with. Thanks to a gorgeous link between Mars and Saturn, now in your 5th House of True Love, you’ll have a strong capacity to meet someone who can teach you how to express the deeper meaning of love. In a relationship? Mars will connect to Pluto, now in your 7th House of Partnership. You, too, will have a chance to forge a deeper intimate connection with your mate, but it’ll require a more physical expression of love.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Emotional freedom and healthy boundaries will be important to maintain in a relationship this Valentine’s Day. Lucky for you, it’ll be easy to get exactly what you want out of love. The Moon will embrace both the Sun and Venus, now in your 7th House of Committed Partnership. Relationship harmony will be at an all-time high, and it’s possible that you and your mate will agree on exploring unusual — even nontraditional — parameters that will help strengthen your bond. Don’t worry about what the rest of the world thinks; your love might be off the beaten path, but it’s definitely real. Treasure it!

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

With transformative Pluto slowly making his way through your 5th House of True Love, you don’t need a special day to get your heartstrings pulled. A romantic experience is likely to quickly become intense and all consuming — for better or worse. Happily, this Valentine’s Day there are spectacular links to support love and depth in the most soul-satisfying way. Mars, now in your 7th House of Committed Partnership, will connect beautifully to Pluto, giving you the impetus to go after the level of depth you really want with someone close. Although this aspect will peak the day after Valentine’s Day, you will absolutely feel it pull at your heartstrings now. When it comes to love, it’s all or nothing. Thankfully, you’re in a position to have it all.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

You have officially won the jackpot of love this Valentine’s Day! The incredible links of the Moon to the Sun and Venus will fall between your 5th House of True Love (Sun and Venus are there) and your 7th House of Partnership (the Moon is there). Your romantic prospects are strong, but so is your potential to forge a deep, lasting emotional bond with whomever you choose to be your Valentine. And with Venus in Aquarius in your 5th House of Dating and Pleasure, you can expect plenty of suitors to choose from! The best part will be that whomever captures your heart will be your friend first, and then your lover. A perfect foundation for true love indeed!

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Sexy Mars will be in your 5th House of Love and Pleasure on Valentine’s Day. As a result, you’ll have an extraordinary ability to attract the object of your desire and enjoy playing the game of love with someone special. Your first priority this Valentine’s Day will be the pursuit of pleasure, and because Mars is in soul mate-seeking Pisces, you’re not interested in the average one night stand. Nope, you want the fairy tale romance. Lucky you, Mars is moving towards a perfect trine with Saturn in your sign. This aspect will peak two days after Valentine’s Day, but you will certainly feel its effects now.  Your deepest romantic longing will have every chance to materialize. Love potion anyone?

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

This Valentine’s Day, quite possibly more than most, you’ll get the distinct feeling that you need love. Not in a needy sort of way (that’s never your style), but rather in an “I want to be squeezed, cuddled and loved for ME” sort of way. Well, here’s the good news: Your wish is the Universe’s command. The Moon will be in your true love sector, making a brilliant link to both the Sun and Venus, now in your 3rd House of Communication. Expressing your feelings to the one you love should be quite natural, and you might feel the urge to write your sweetheart a letter that conveys exactly what your heart feels. Expect a declaration of love in return.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

You’re in a deep process of personal metamorphosis, thanks to Pluto’s tour through your 1st House of Identity. When it comes to relationships, you might have already discarded old, outworn patterns in an effort to pursue the type of partnership that leaves room for personal growth. You’re learning that control isn’t an ingredient in a healthy relationship, and romance might not exactly be your first priority this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, you’ll have an opportunity to convey your thoughts about love vs. unhealthy obsession to someone close. He or she is likely to benefit from your wisdom. So will you.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

With the Sun and Venus in your sign, your magnetism is off the charts! This Valentine’s Day, your sweetheart will love you most for everything that sets you apart. Whether it’s the strange color you decide to dye your hair, the latest tattoo you get in the name of love, or just the unusual way you walk, you can expect plenty of verbal compliments from someone close. You might receive a love letter or poem from your Valentine and you can definitely expect to have a conversation with your mate that makes your heart beat a little faster!

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Are you pining away on a secret crush? Is there an experience of unrequited love that threatens to ruin your Valentine’s Day happiness? Not to worry, even if this is true you’ll have an ability to focus on a higher love this year. You might choose to spend today doing something charitable to help someone in need. This might have to do with volunteering to spend the day at an elderly care facility celebrating Valentine’s Day with someone who might truly feel lonely now. Your compassion will make a difference. You know better than most that if you spread love, you gain love in return.

Feng Shui Tip for February 13th – ‘Eve of Valentine’s Day’

On this eve of Valentine’s Day it’s only appropriate that tonight’s energies center around dreaming of your sweetie. So here’s a time-tested way of finding out exactly who that sweetie might be. Pick a sprig of fresh rosemary and infuse it with the intention of finding out the name of your intended. Place the herb under your pillow and before slipping off to sleep think about seeing your love in your dreams. Whenever you wake be sure to recall the players who pepper your dream state and know that one of them is getting ready to spice up your love life. That name will come to you if you relax and let it. And then remember that a rose(mary) by any other name will smell just as sweet!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Single on Valentine’s Day? No Worries

Single on Valentine’s Day? No Worries

Celebrate yourself on this day of love

Sally Philips   Sally Philips on the topics of valentines day, love, astrology
Have you been dreading Valentine’s Day? Well, get over it! Cupid wants you to celebrate love in all of its manifestations, not just the romantic variety. As a single person, you have energy for loving friendships (which you might not have time for if you were part of a couple), so you have much to be grateful for.

Here are some tips for how each zodiac sign can use Valentine’s Day to affirm that a partner isn’t necessary when it comes to celebrating love — and a few suggestions for attracting a date as well!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

If you’re single and loving it, more power to you … but if want to find a partner, try making this holiday your Valentine’s New Year. Write resolutions about new ways you can reach out while having fun in the coming year. Get psyched up and create a positive attitude. The world is your romantic oyster!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You could use some pampering on this special day, so take yourself to a spa to enjoy a head-to-toe beauty treatment, massage or soak in a hot tub. Be your own best date by treating yourself to whatever sensual delights tickle your fancy. Invite a close friend along and indulge together.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

If you get the urge to call your friends and whine about your single status, go ahead. Get chatty and vent all you want … but whatever you do, resist the temptation to ring up your ex or that hottie you’ve got your eye on. Wait for another day to make those calls, when your emotions aren’t so volatile.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You’re one of the world’s biggest romantics, so don’t let being single stop you from celebrating love. Arrange a gift or card exchange in your circle of friends and invite them over for a Valentine’s party. Bake cookies and deck out the house in red hearts and candlelight. Declare a toast to the loving friendships that sustain you.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

Okay, Leo, you may not have a date this year, but you can still spread some cheer. Offer to babysit your friends’ kids. Parents of young children often have trouble finding time for romance in their busy lives, so help them out. You won’t be alone, and you’ll have fun playing with their kiddos.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This is going to sound crazy, but this might be the perfect day to clean and reorganize your space. De-cluttering improves Feng Shui, which creates chi (vital energy) that can help attract more magic into your life. If you’re looking for a relationship, enhance the southwest sector of your bedroom with gemstones, crystals and candles.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Being single isn’t easy for you, Libra. If you’re feeling sorry for yourself, here’s a sure-fire way to cheer up: help someone less fortunate than yourself. Seniors are often lonely, and not just on Valentine’s Day, so see if you can volunteer at a senior center in your neighborhood. Or, look for a church or non-profit group that could use your help.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

You love intrigue and the little white lies behind it, so find an online florist and order a bouquet of flowers to be sent to you at your workplace. Or have a local candy store deliver a big box of chocolates. Sign the card “From Your Secret Admirer.” The water cooler gossip will keep you amused all day.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Recharge your batteries by taking a short trip. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just getting on a bus and heading to some new part of town can do the trick. Or, try this with a friend: get in your car, start driving, toss a coin at every corner and turn left (for tails) or right (for heads) accordingly. After a few tosses, have dinner wherever you end up.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

You’ve already got a handle on creating attractive energy that draws people to you. Your flair for success is irresistible. Now’s a great time to share some of the fruits of that success by treating your friends to a special event. Look for a movie, concert, comedy club or theater production you know they will enjoy.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Okay, so you’ve figured out that Valentine’s Day is a plot by flower shops and greeting card companies to bump up their post-Christmas sales. If you’re part of this “bah humbug” group, gather your like-minded friends and have a Valentine’s Scrooge party. Give a prize to the guest who brings the snarkiest card.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Today is the day to amplify the compassionate traits you are known and loved for. Reach out to a friend or family member who needs an open ear. As you listen, offer your support and help them find their way back to a more cosmic perspective. This comes naturally to you, but it isn’t always so easy for others.

We Are Going To Smother You With Our Love, Love Spells That Is!

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Since Valentine’s Day is next week, we decided we would start posting Love Spells & Potions for you. We drew straws and I got the short end of the straw. I hope you find my spells useful. If you don’t get enough Love Spells & Potions today, we will posting more in a few day.

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, WOTC!

KISSING SPELL

KISSING SPELL

Take a red color lipstick and draw a lip print on a piece of white paper,
then take a red candle and light and burn the paper in an ashtray while chanting:
“Kiss me when we meet ,
Kiss me {mention persons Full………. name
Greet me with your lips, and say you missed me.
But most of all kiss me as a lover should do Magic kisses so I will love you
Kiss me softly and by me always stay our love will last forever as you kiss me today…”
Don’t forget to visualize the person you want to kiss you , and conjure love .

Seven Things Not To Do on Valentine’s Day

Seven Things Not To Do on Valentine’s Day

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By Lyndsay Rush, DivineCaroline

Ahhh, Feburary 14. The day of love. The day that Cupid works for all year. The day Hallmark cashes in on our emotions.

For some people, February 14 is just another day. And this year, just another Sunday. Whether you’re indifferent, upset, or excited, there are some things you just shouldn’t do on this lovers’ holiday:

1. Go on a first date.
I would like to shake my fist at whoever suggests this as a way to spend Valentine’s Day. First dates are hard enough as it is without the added pressure of taking place on a holiday like this. Chances are you’ll either spend the evening with false expectations, hoping he’s “The One,” or you’ll spend the night miserable and wishing you were home in your pajamas. Valentine’s Day is NOT the day to take a dating risk. Reschedule for the next day and question his sanity if going out on Valentine’s Day was his idea.

2. Complain.
There is nothing worse than hearing someone spend all day complaining about their lack of prospects, heartache, or ticking biological clock. Save yourself some dignity, throw out a few snarky jokes about being single if you must, and then save it for your journal. Negativity begets negativity and you will feel the effects of being a downer all day. And so will everyone around you.

3. Call your ex.
ABORT! I repeat, ABORT! If you are considering this as you look tearfully out your bedroom window with The Holiday soundtrack playing in the background, ABORT! On a day like this it’s natural to have your thoughts drift to the last person you were with, but you broke up for a reason and even Cupid can’t create a day big enough to change that. Avoid the Valentine’s Day emotional hangover and don’t attempt a reconnect.

 

4. Reenact MTV Spring Break.
The last thing you need to do is drink your way out of this holiday. While it is perfectly acceptable (and fun!) to dress up and go out with your girlfriends on V-Day, don’t channel your inner “Senior year spring break.” Remember, this is just another day on the calendar and you taking four tequila shots is not going to fix anything about your love life.

5. Take yourself for granted.
This is a big one. Do whatever it takes to get perspective on life amidst the flower, candy, and romance-induced mayhem. Your worth and value as a human being and sister, daughter, friend is in no way influenced by your relationship status. Keep your chin up and focus on what you have accomplished this year or what you hope to accomplish in the future. You are loved and valued for more than your ability to snag a significant other.

6. Be alone.
The chances of the above “not to-dos” occurring is exponentially higher if you’re alone on Valentine’s Day. Gather with friends over dinner. Get some pals and go see a flick. Open a bottle of champagne with your best friend. Do whatever it takes to surround yourself with love. This is one of the best ways to ensure you spend the night having fun and focusing on the wonderful, non-romantic loves in your life.

7. Overlook the good in your life.
This one goes along with the “taking yourself for granted” no-no. Although it’s easy to be swept up by romantic comedies, candlelight dinners, past lovers, roses, chocolates, teddy bears, and diamonds, there is much in life that is equally–if not more–important. Try making a list of blessings in your life. From “roof over my head” to “amazing nail polish collection,” pen all of the things in your life that make it excellent. We need reminders of this every day and not just Valentine’s Day.

At the end of the day, what really matters is a healthy perspective on February 14 and all that comes along with it. In no way do I mean to imply that this should be a day of doom and gloom to those of us who are not currently in a relationship, but I offer this list as an opportunity to maintain perspective amidst a wildly commercial day focused on romantic love. Cheers to a day full of love–in whatever way it reveals itself to you!

The Wicca Book of Days for Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Lovebirds

The Wicca Book of Days for February 14th – Valentine’s Lovebirds

Although February 14th is known as Saint Valentine’s Day and is dedicated to love and lovers, the Valentine who was canonized for having been martyred on account of his Christianity in ancient Roman times had no known connection with romance. It seems that Valentine’s name and patronage became confused over the millennia, and that the day’s association with love and romance arose from the widespread popular belief that birds began mating on this day. In England, it was said that if you were unattached, the first person of the opposite sex that you clapped eyes on on this day would become your husband or wife.

“The Lovers”

If you are not wooed tonight, you may find meditating on The Lovers, the sixth of the major-arcana. Tarot cards, thought-provoking. It portrays a pair of lovers, yet may be concerned with the dual options inherent in making any binding decision.