Shamanism…

If you could watch the panoply of history unfold it is very likely that you would find
So what exactly is it that a Shaman does? To a degree this depends on the culture in which he or she finds themselves but they all work in realities distinct from the Western world. Furthermore, any insights or knowledge they gain as a result of this is brought back and put to use in the day to day world. Shamans tend to see nature as an integrated whole; animals, plants and rocks all have a ‘life’ and whilst on a Shamanic journey they can interact with these energies.Khagdaev1

Accessing a journey can take different forms, some can be quiet and meditative but others are reached by energetic dancing, singing and drum beats, or imitating the behaviour of the animal whose sprit is to be vital during the journey. Australian Aboriginal Shamans believe in using crystals to facilitate journeying as they are understood to be solid pieces of light. Shamans in certain cultures such as those in Mexico use naturally occurring drugs to travel to their destination, these are not taken for recreation but with reverence and great respect for the source that produces them. Many Shamans favour special costumes when they are working such as an animal pelt or feathers, these echo the characteristics of the spirits that they hope to meet.

A Shamanic journey has been compared to lucid dreaming. The Shaman interacts in the alternative universes they visit just as they would in this, they can think, plan and communicate with its inhabitants, however, this does not mean the situation will develop according to some pre-existing script; journeys can be pleasant or distinctly unpleasant according to the reality they are in and its independently minded inhabitants. Apart from the problems encountered in other universes, Shamanic rites can be very painful, dangerous and/or scary, Shamans might be respected but this respect could also be tinged with fear. Perhaps this explains why Shamanism was seldom a career choice but a role forced upon an individual marked out by fate; as in Siberia. This might be a physical trait, a medical condition or a family tradition – although in something of a break with the past modern Western Shamans do decide to follow this path themselves.

So, next time you watch a documentary or read about a strange and exotic culture, remember that your ancestors and theirs were not so different. Indeed, they trod very similar spiritual paths.

28th March Birthday Horoscope – Lady Gaga

Birthday Horoscope 28th March  Not so much Born This Way, but born today. Whacky rock star Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta known by her stage name Lady Gaga is celebrating her 29th birthday.

Birthday Horoscope 28th March

The worlds favourite Fame Monster has been declared as one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine. When not pressing platters, she involves herself with humanitarian causes and LGBT activism.

Daily Horoscopes 28th March

Lady-Gaga--2014-Paris-fashion-show--11-720x1035How was that Libra Full Moon? Are you still quaking from the energies, or are you still waiting for the impact to reach you? Today the Moon is still in Libra and whilst we all may contain to look towards sincerity in relationships, and avoidance of empty consumerism on the back of this, the big mover and shaker today is Mercury.

Now Mercury has one of those days when it does well with one influence, and less so with another. In its link with Pluto it can help us to overcome the Libra double Venus link Full Moon, because it definitely asks us to look beneath the surface. Yet it also squares with Mercury, a repeat because of the recent retrograde. Go careful not to get too sucked in by the mutable location of both planets (Pisces/Gemini) because the whole insincerity thing can come up again. Better to say nothing than big ourselves up or over-egg a project we are promoting.  Equally because of the 3rd/10th House (by zodiac not sign) Inconjunction (Quincunx) between Mercury and Pluto, communication with a boss or authority figure needs handling delicately. To discover how this will unfold for your zodiac sign please join me for your FREE Daily Horoscopes.

Celebrity Relationships
Here are a few Aries celebrities born on March 28th and their past or present romantic connections:
Vince Vaughn (Aries) and Jennifer Aniston (Aquarius)
Julia Stiles (Aries) and Heath Ledger (Aries)

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27th March Birthday Horoscope – Mariah Carey

Birthday Horoscope 27th March  45-year-old birthday gal Mariah Carey’s career has been a rollercoaster ride. In the 90’s, she was a hit factory but by the noughties, ill health and a lack of sales seemed to have turned the dream sour.

Birthday Horoscope 27th March

Then in 2005, Mariah began making hits again. By 2012, she had something to sing about as she was ranked second on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Women in Music”.

MariahGMADaily Horoscopes 27th March

Today sees the Libra Full Moon. Now people keep sending messages saying they had read other astrologers saying that this was going to be a really portentous Full Moon, and like all Full Moon’s it may well bring to the surfaces issues, we or someone close to us, would rather sweep under the carpet. But this one also sees the Sun exactly conjunct with Venus, and also Mars continuing its terrific angle to the go-getting energies of Jupiter. So what is there to worry about?

Libra Full Moon opposite Venus and Sun

Well, the Venus opposition can highlight those relationships which are not working very well, that are devoid of true sincerity, meaning and honesty, but equally this can encourage us to work at the ones that are, that little bit harder. Libra demands fairness, equanimity and mutual respect, look to build these qualities, or if you have them already to appreciate them. Venus also governs the attraction of money, and materialism. Don’t be kidded by superficial niceties, splashing cash on trash, can prove to be an empty experience. To discover how this will unfold for your zodiac sign please join me for your FREE Daily Horoscopes.

Celebrity Relationships
Here are a few Aries celebrities born on March 27th and their past or present romantic connections:
Stacy Fergie Ferguson (Aries) and Josh Duhamel (Scorpio)
Mariah Carey (Aries) and Nick Cannon (Libra)

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26th March Birthday Horoscope – Keira Knightley

Birthday Horoscope 26th March Bend it Like Beckham saw Keira Knightley reach her goal of becoming a well recognised actress. The following year, she struck pure gold in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Birthday Horoscope 26th March

keira-knightley-beauty-vogue-10sep14-rex_bKeira is now one of the world’s highest paid actresses, and today she is celebrating her 30th birthday.

Daily Horoscopes 26th March

How was your day yesterday? Were you as dreamy as I was? Of course the Moon aspected Saturn yesterday, but from Virgo. Hopefully today will be a whole lot less zonked out for this space cadet! And with Mars starting to spark brilliantly with Jupiter, and this being go-getting aspect of some repute, it is all to play for. The only thing to guard against is over confidence! Yet the Sun and Venus remain nicely close together, and the Moon in Virgo, will by midnight have passed into Libra.  To discover how this will unfold for your zodiac sign please join me for your FREE Daily Horoscopes.

Celebrity Relationships
Here are a few Aries celebrities born on March 26th and their past or present romantic connections:
Diana Ross (Aries) and Warren Beatty (Aries)
Jennifer Grey (Aries) and Johnny Depp (Gemini)

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25th March Birthday Horoscope – Sarah Jessica Parker

Birthday Horoscope 25th March Shimmering, as she sashays down today’s red carpet of birthday celebrants, is Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, who is 50 today.

Birthday Horoscope 25th March

bitten-sarah-jessica-parker-03Jessica is best known for playing Carrie Bradshaw in both the film and the series, although she has also appeared in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Daily Horoscopes 25th March

Although of Mars and Uranus are still close together, it is the Sun and Venus’s turn to be exactly side by side. This is an excellent influence for creative strands and romantic ones too. You might find yourself feeling more upbeat, especially about pushing out the boundaries of your world. However, it is going to be important to be mindful of the role of the Moon today which does pass the stern and restrictive Saturn. You may find that despite your best efforts to be cheerful and creative, someone who is not in this space, will try to rain on your parade. Try not to let them.  To discover how this will unfold for your zodiac sign please join me for your FREE Daily Horoscopes.

Celebrity Relationships
Here are a few Aries celebrities born on March 25th and their past or present romantic connections:
Sarah Jessica Parker (Aries) and Matthew Broderick (Aries)
Aretha Franklin (Aries) and Glynn Turman (Aquarius)

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Astrology Overview for WC 30th March 2015

This week sees the Sun forging a wonderful Trine with Jupiter. If you recall last week he angled positively with the stabilising vibes of Saturn. Whereas that aspect may have provided the platform for take off, this week’s provides a real opportunity to shoot for the stars themselves. Whatever hopes or aspirations you have use this expansive and hopeful influence to go for it. Someone somewhere will have a huge slice of luck with this.

Although modern astrology is much less about sheer random luck and more about timing our own initiatives, this can still something magical break almost from no-where. Tuesday also sees Mercury leave behind Pisces and glide into Aries where he is much happier. This can be a catalyst for any project or plan which has stumbled or lost momentum in recent times.

Venus remains influential this week providing us with an opportunity to connect deeply to someone who care for from Monday to Wednesday, and in its angle to Uranus, can see some subtle but delightful surprises around relationships.

The Full Moon on Saturday can however be much more challenging. Here the Moon in Libra angles across the heavens directly opposite to Uranus but squares with Pluto. Despite the diplomatic side of Libra, this tense T Square really can see some sparks fly, and to counter it we need to pay particular attention to our listening skills.

24th March Birthday Horoscope – Kelly LeBrock

Birthday Horoscope 24th March As the result of an advertising campaign for Pantene, has become associated with the catchphrase ‘Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful’.

Birthday Horoscope 24th March
Of course, we don’t hate Kelly, in fact, we wish The Woman in Red and Hard to Kill star a very happy 55th birthday.34584-KellyLebrock1_G

Daily Horoscopes 24th March

The conjunction of Mars and Uranus continues, even though it is now 1 degree apart rather than being exact. However, the Sun and Venus, also in Aries are getting closer to their own love in. On Monday this duo will also become exact. Fortunately, Venus will help to take of some of the edge of the former pair, and help to soothe and smooth. To see how this will impact on your and for your FREE Daily Horoscopes for all zodiac signs, please join me at the main site.

Celebrity Relationships

Here are a few Aries celebrities born on March 24th and their past or present romantic connections:Clyde Barrow (Aries) and Bonnie Parker (Libra)
Steve McQueen (Aries) and Natalie Wood (Cancer)

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23rd March Birthday Horoscope – Joan Crawford

Birthday Horoscope 23rd March They don’t make movie stars like they used to, and Joan Crawford is a point in case. The star of Mildred Pierce, was a controversial character and frequently exchanged verbal vitriol with her fellow thespians.Joan Crawford - 1936 - Hurrell

 

Birthday Horoscope 23rd March

Joan adopted five children, one of whom, Christina, wrote Mommie Dearest – which accused Joan of physical and emotional abuse. Joan Crawford died in 1977.

Daily Horoscopes 23rd March

Mars and Uranus are exactly conjunct or side by side in Aries today. This combination can certainly bring more volatility to bear – especially with the Moon in the fire ruled Leo too. There may be a strong desire to do something completely random today, and if this means breaking the chains of routine, good for you. But equally moods can be combustible. It can be hard to adhere to rules and regulations, and rash, ill thought out behaviour can have serious consequences. This is a shot first speak later aspect, so careful.

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Celebrity Relationships
Here are a few Aries celebrities born on March 23rd and their past or present romantic connections:
Joan Crawford (Aries) and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Sagittarius)
Elizabeth Taylor (Aries) and Richard Burton (Scorpio)

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Superstition: Horse shoes and luck…

If you live in Europe, America or Australasia you will no doubt have come across the notion that horseshoes are lucky. This widespread idea so ancient its origins have been lost and even how it works seems to vary from place to place.

0000000052360_600_0One legend has it that The Devil saw a horse running over cobbles the shoes it was wearing sparking against the stone. The Devil was so impressed he demanded a blacksmith make him a pair too. Unfortunately, The Devil found his new footwear painful and told the blacksmith to remove them. The wily craftsman said he would only remove them if The Devil swore never to enter a home with a horseshoe above the door.

In the UK the shoe is usually hung with the opening facing upwards to keep the luck in, in contrast in other countries it is placed with the gap downwards. Sometimes in the UK the shoe is slightly tilted so the bad luck can run out whilst the good luck stays put. Furthermore, many claim the most fortunate horseshoes are those that have been worn by a horse, if you find one so much the better – bought shoes are said to be less effective.

In Italy the direction of the shoe is not seen as so important what matters is where it is placed – at the side of the door so it can be touched as one enters the building.

So, next time you are wandering in the country why not keep an eye out for a discarded horseshoe? If you find one it could just bring you some good fortune. For your Daily Horoscope for today please join me.

22nd March Birthday Horoscope – Reese Witherspoon

Birthday Horoscope 22nd March Reese Witherspoon landed her first film lead role in The Man in the Moon in 1996, but her career didn’t reach its stellar status until she played Eve Woods in Legally Blonde in 2001. Reese Witherspoon at TIFF 2014

 

Birthday Horoscope 22nd March Today, Reese, the acclaimed Walk the Line star is taking her 38th birthday bows. Happy Birthday!

Daily Horoscopes 22nd March

Venus also arrives in Aries today. I have seen people with this placement in their Natal Horoscopes to be very proactive when it comes to hunting down a partner. But deliciously Venus connects right away with both the Sun and Neptune, and creates a wonderful shimmering lustre which may, if you are lucky enough to born today, like Reese see your love life pep up quite a bit over the next year. To see how this will impact on your and for your FREE Daily Horoscopes  for all zodiac signs, please join me at the main site.

Celebrity Relationships
Here are a few Aries celebrities born on March 22nd and their past or present romantic connections:
Reese Withersponn (Aries) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Sagittarius)
Tania Raymonde (Aries) and Jeff Goldblum (Libra)

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