Monday, June 25, 2012

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Friday, June 22, 2012

The Moon is in fiery Leo today, making harmonious aspects to Venus, Jupiter and Uranus. There'll be creative energy and innovative ideas in abundance. You;ll enjoy this day the most by channeling this creativity into something productive . . . something meaningful to you. Don't be afraid to take a break from your normal routine when the muse calls.

If you're shopping for a Cancer birthday, remember that with this sensitive sign, the thought is often more important than the gift itself. Get them something personal, letting them know if came from the heart and is meant only for them. You could appeal to their traditional side and get them a monogrammed gift, with their name or initials.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Daily Decode for Tuesday, June 12th 012

Moon in Aries today says, “Charge! Full speed ahead.” This afternoon the Moon aligns with exciting, electric, unpredictable Uranus bringing unexpected events and possibly brilliant and intuitive thinking and new ideas.

Try looking for inspiration in new places or from a fresh perspective. If you’re buying a gift for someone today, momentarily set aside what you’d been thinking about getting and reevaluate what would be most valuable and appreciated by that person. Not what you’d think or you’d like to have, think about how you imagine they would be thinking. What’s most important to them? What’s their style? All they the all black and dramatic type, or to they delight in soft, fluffy pink? Do they generally dress and decorate in Earth tones, or do they favor soft pastels or neon bright? Do they see themselves as a hard-core rocker, a fashionable pop diva, or the unconventional outsider that won’t fit anyone’s stereotype. Do they have favorite colors? Are they really into kittens, kangaroos or being from Kansas? Do they have a favorite sports team or band? Do they identify with any part of their cultural heritage? (i.e., being Irish, Indian, Latin, Jewish or gypsy, etc.) Assuming they’re over the age of 10 or 12, they’ve started developing their own taste and sense of identity. Think about how they dress, how they decorate, what they think is cool and keep these things in mind when selecting a gift.

Even if you know what you want to get them, a case for their iPhone, a cool shirt or hat, a great poster for their new pad, or maybe pillows or placemats for the new place they just moved into, you can find one that they’ll adore by paying attention to what they’re really into. So if it’s black and metal, puppies and pussycats, hip hop music, hummingbirds or basketball, you can find them what they need in a style they’ll love at a place like Zazzle where there are literally millions of designs to choose from and a great search engine to find them. Don’t limit yourself to just the first few pages of search results either, or you’re apt to miss some of the best new talent. You can add their name or initials to many designs to really personalize it. So go ahead and amaze someone with how you found the perfect gift that is “totally them.”

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Daily Decode, Sunday June 2nd, 2012

The Moon moved out of intense Scorpio this morning and into fiery and energetic Sagittarius, leading up to the full Moon tomorrow, which is also a partial Lunar eclipse. Emotions will continue in high gear through the beginning of the week. This eclipse will be visible primarily in Australia and South Asia, though those on the West Coast of the United States may get a glimpse of it around sunset. On the East Coast and in Europe, you'll be feeling the emotional intensity, but, sadly, have no chance of witnessing the eclipse itself.

All this energy in mutable signs indicates plans may be fluid. It's to your advantage to remain flexible and able to flow in harmony with changing circumstances. Don't make the mistake of assuming a change in plans is equivalent to going off course. There are many roads to Rome, etc., and think of what we might never know we missed if we went through life only taking the same familiar road, regardless of other events and opportunities.

The urge to communicate will continue to be strong, and Moon in Sagittarius is never shy about expressing opinions. Remember to be conscious of the feelings of some of our more sensitive friends and loved ones and express your truth gently. If tension or upset does occur, try to let it go quickly and not let it color the rest of the day.

If you're shopping for Gemini birthdays, consider something educational. Just remember to be thinking about what the Gemini's inquiring mind is dying to know and not project your own values to get the gift most likely to please.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Emotions will be intense today with the Moon in Scorpio and the collection of the Sun, Venus and Mercury in Gemini squaring off with feisty Mars in Virgo. Communication is the key. Express yourself, say what you need to say, but try to do it tactfully and rationally to not invite unnecessary conflict. But, a certain amount of tension is probably unavoidable. Don’t use this as an excuse to put off communicating, just be sensitive and aware of others’ feelings and try not to make them feel accused or blamed. Talk about how you feel, not what they did or didn’t do.

Those with Gemini birthdays have an innate need to communicate and often a sharp wit and plenty of verbal skill. If you can avoid being over sensitive to their choice of words, they are often quite amusing and enjoy good verbal humor. A card or a poster that will make them laugh AND think is always a good bet.