Sunday, August 31, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 09-01-08

09-01-08
I, evilly, slept late today as did all the cats and Kitwits. We’ll all be back to work tomorrow. Well, I’ll be back to work. They’ll be back to mischief.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Three of Pentacles: foundation. “Old wisdom is being transformed and modernized.” Take a good look at the world around you. Focus on updating things. Start new things. You’ll feel much better if you get rid of old habits.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the Moon enters Libra at 7:44 AM EDT after providing frustration at not being able to make changes in the early AM. With the Libra Moon and Venus, Mercury and Mars conjunct it in Libra, you can be assured not much will be done today and few decisions will be made. So, sit back and enjoy the day of rest.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say today is the day to seek peace of mind. Meditate, take a long salt bath and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Up on the Catwalk. “You’re the center of attention. Strut your stuff.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Gawtcha. Just what you need on a Libra day, the Faery of sudden shocks, unexpected events and ruse awakenings. So, if you stay in a self centered fog of indecision, you may find yourself in a situation that wakes you up!
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 8 and the element is wood. The Dog finds conflict today. And if you read ahead before typing you wind up with the element being woof.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I was born to contribute and make a difference. All of my doubts and fears vanish. Each day I express my highest qualities in every aspect of my life. I now choose to serve with selflessness, simplicity and joy.” Anne Marquier.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-31-08

08-31-08
Alls well in Kitwit land. Purrbah has joined Napoleon in the invasion of my bedroom. Lady Jayne has attempt to persuade me that a little pink tongue peeking out of a gray mouth is much prettier than the black fur. Aside from that, much is happening at the Salamander.
There was the one fiasco where I tried to wash the windshield of the van. I am just plain too short. I guess I am going to have to pay to get it washed weekly or get a step ladder. I really was just kidding when I threatened to name it Vana White.



Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Four of Cups: discontent. This card brings a vague sense of dissatisfaction with life. Take a really good look at the people around you and let go of the one who just aren’t helping with your success. You need a clear idea of who you are and the kind of people who can support you, first.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, after a lovely New Moon and easy day, the irritation returns. The morning has a lot free floating anxiety about old hurts and slights. This afternoon, propriety is in conflict with saying what you are feeling and feeling may just blurt out. Things are not going to get clearer so you might as well relax.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say with all the seriousness today, you need to nurture your inner child. So, when everyone least expects it, let out a whoop and sprinkle fairy dust everywhere.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Bureaucat. “Get the paperwork done. You’ll feel much better.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Dark Lady. She is both ritual and mystery. Seek her in the dark of the moon (now) and with the proper offerings and ritual she will reveal the secrets you seek.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 9 and the element is water. The Rooster finds conflict today but the Dragon and Snake are having a great day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I stop taking myself so seriously. I let go of my feelings of self-importance and of all the dramas in my life. Through simplicity, humor, laughter and play, I rediscover the joy, lightness and magic of life.” Anne Marquier.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Forcast and Faery Finder for 08-30-08

A possum eating with MoonProbe, the Kitwits' mother!



08-30-08
There is nothing prettier than a little pink tongue peeking out of a pure black cat’s mouth or at least that is what Josephina convinced me of. She is a little butterball. These Kitwits are so soft. Josephina and Napoleon are like fine silk. Purrbah and Purdy von Sweets are cottony. Napoleon now knows where I hide his toy when he out of the room and promptly retrieves it upon returning.
I had the shop CAM up on the laptop at home and I returned to the room to find Purrbah with a front paw on each side of the mouse pad, leaning in to watch the video feed very intently. I swear he recognized the shop. Then, my wall unit froze over again and I had to turn it off for a few minutes last night. I looked over and Jayne was reaching under the front where I open it to clean the filter trying to open it. When that didn’t work, she went over to where the air blows out and started sticking her arm in to see why it wasn’t working. So I turned it one and she sat in front of it letting the air cool her down. And some people think cats aren’t smart…
One of the theories on conscious awareness is that animals are not aware of themselves because they cannot recognize themselves in a mirror. Well, I think I found the flaw in that experiment. Purrbah is the worst for attacking his image in mirrors. I had my mirror out trying to get something out of my eye and he was hanging on my wrist so I just turned the mirror around so he could look in it. Rather than the usual attack, he studied it very carefully, turned his head to see if the image was following and finally just sedately walked away. That was when I remembered that if cats were human they would be legally blind and I had just let him look in an 8X mirror. He could probably see himself clearly for the first time. So maybe someone has to redo the mirrors in these experiments!
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Nine of Wands: intensity. It’s a day to double check facts and interpretations. Be skeptical and very determined to see the truth. You are seeking the right path but your linear thinking is confusing and misleading you. Let your intuition guide your and it will reflect your destiny.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, oh what a beautiful day! It’s just we haven’t been getting many good aspects lately and today is different. The Moon enters Virgo at 2:18 AM EDT and Venus enters Libra at 10:41 AM EDT. Ideally this will throw all of us in a beautification frenzy as we clean up and decorate. There are always those who go into the fault finding mode and start running everyone else down because they are so insecure in their own looks. If you run into one of them, run. The New Moon is at 3:58 PM EDT. This is a very Virgo day. Limitations and rules are accepted. People work like busy little bees and things are calm for once.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say there are blocks to following your dreams today and they are called prep time. You need to get the planning done and the foundation laid. Then your dreams can land in your back yard.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Cat Call. “Don’t be so critical. See the positive in yourself and others.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for your Faery Godmother. Yes, she really does exist and today is the day she is out and about seeking the deserving. If you’ve been good, expect a pleasant surprise.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 1 and the element is water. Monkeys find conflicts today but the Rabbit, me, will be having a great day!

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “The longer I have to wait to obtain the results I want, the more magnificent these results will be. I remain peaceful, detached and confident in God’s intelligent and kind action” Annie Marquier.
Metal was crunching and falling all over the place so I ran outside to see what was going on. At first I couldn’t find a thing and it was all quiet. Then I found a baby possum, no bigger than a Kitwit, in the recycling bin licking all the cat food cans. I gave it some dry cat food. It’s quieter that way.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-29-08

08-29-08
Happy Birthday George!
Last night Napoleon decided to turn the bedroom over to Purrbah. All night I fought with him knocking the lamp over on me. He just would not lay down and sleep. In fact, all the cats were in a mood last night. I spent a good hour picking up everything they knocked over last night. I think they are sensing all the hurricanes.
Adding insult to injury, I have to take off tonight and head out to fill the van and gas cans as the prices will skyrocket tomorrow or the next day…providing I didn’t miss my window of opportunity. It’s a pain but at least I have the money to do it. For that I thank the Universe. Then we have to fill all the water jugs and get some extra cat food. Fortunately, the way the Universe has been popping out hurricanes, we never bothered to remove the shutters.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Queen of Cups: fascination. When you energies of attention or fascination are directed toward joy, success and positive thinking it is a good thing. When it becomes obsession, it is dangerous.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, an aspect lasting about a week will prevent changes from being made in social engagements so consider that before you commit. Old hurts surface in the morning hours and they can be emotional or headaches. Migraines abound. You find yourself getting really annoyed at the number of people who want to cry on your shoulder and waste you time. Listen to them. There is a lesson there. The rest of the afternoon is fuzzy and you need to relay more on intuition than facts. Tonight you can start making plans for change as tomorrow is the New Moon in Virgo and she demands careful planning.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say to make this a weekend of detoxification. Take a nice salt soak. Eat right. Drink plenty of water and then when you are grounded, look for the other toxic things in your life you need to get rid of.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Catharsis. “Enjoy the freedom that comes with release.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Faun. He wants you to appreciate the part of you that dances with the faeries at midnight in woods and not discount its power. You are more than just a rational, being.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 2 and the element is metal. Sheep find conflicts but the Monkey has a great day!

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “My difficulties, disappointments or apparent defeat are only signs indicating that my success is near. I use them to move forward and develop all my qualities. My final success will be even greater than I imagined.” Anne Marquier

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-28-08

Petey Pie Black...the only good cat I own today.



08-28-08
Wow, am I somewhere in the ether where dates are concerned! I am totally messed up. I went into the bathroom and saw a black tail disappearing into the cabinet under the sink. It is a single sink, by-the-way. I pulled one Bat the Cat out and tried to shut the door. No dice! So I looked in and found five cats including a Kitwit under there. Now why they all decided to crawl under the sink with everything that is under there, I have no idea. Meanwhile, the Kitwits were have a rousing game of soccer in the shower stall. They put their ball in there all by themselves.
We have a beautiful web forming a nice pentagram across the shop walkway today courtesy of a crab spider. So far no one has run into it. I’m trying to beat anyone down the path because crab spiders can bite. I tried to take a picture of it but I don’t know how it will turn out.
Can you believe that someone stole the magnetic sign off my car at home? Now what good is a Cosmic Salamander sign with just a web site and phone number on it to anyone but me? It is just plain a continuation of the harassment. Well, the joke is on them. First off, the sign came free from good old Vista Print and second, I have to scrap my car because it is dying a quick death. I have a one block range with it before it overheats now and it melted the fuse to the radiator hose. That is not a good sign. Now, if they touch my van I just bought, they are going to hear a piercing alarm go off, so when its new signs get here, it will be very safe. Hey, it isn’t new and it has a few dents, but I love it.
Speaking of signs…the day it was stolen, I had started to feel a snaky energy in the shop, so I followed my new motto:
“When in Anger, When in Doubt…
Smudge everything sight!”
So I smudged the shop and then wondered, where it coming from so I went out to smudge the alcove. When I finished I saw the energy like a grey fog tendril snaking down the path so I smudged the path and then it seemed to be swirling around my car. Well, I smudged the car inside and out and then the whole parking lot and then George’s truck. Heck, if you had stopped by, I would have smudged you about then. The car didn’t feel clear so I did the outside of it about three times. Sure enough, that night they steal the magnetic sign at my house. I guess the parking lot was a little too much for them. Not only that but as I went into the house I found a hawk feather on the front door step which I took as a warning. Now a camera security system goes up at the house since they obviously are not going to leave me alone. I should have a nice little file of pictures to turn over to the cops in a month or two. I am tired of playing nice.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Two of Swords: concurrence. In most decks this card means stalemate or a block. In this deck it warns against getting involved in other people’s disagreements as it will sap your energy and get no one anywhere. Step back and let the conflict resolve itself without you and make certain you are not neglecting your own needs.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, Mercury enters Libra at 10:50 PM EDT. You may never figure out what anyone wants or means after that…This is one energetic day, with a lot of talk about self and very little listening. So get your publicity ready but wait until the New Moon on Saturday to send it out. In the late evening there is aggravation with financial matters as the money you wanted to spend for one thing is diverted to necessities. Being a responsible adult is just no fun. Have some chocolate.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say it’s time top let got of people, things and ideas that no longer serve you in order to make way for the new things coming into your life.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Aristocat. “Classy and understated, you’ll attract many admirers.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Ta-Om the Poet. He is around a lot lately and he wants us to indulge in more artistic efforts. It’s time to get the faery houses ready for our little friends if you live in colder climes. Remember, they like bright colors and sparkly things.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 3 and the element is metal. Horses find conflict today but the Rat has a good day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I trust the qualities God has given me. I let go of all my doubts and hesitations. I choose to play the game of life with all my heart. The Universe responds by bringing joy, prosperity and light to me and those around me.” - Annie Marquier

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-27-08

08-27-08
Today was my V-Day and that’s why I’m late with the forecast. I have a used Ford Econoline van and man, do male drivers get over in the next lane when they see me driving it. Talk about sexist….I just told Ra the Sun Goddess, I finally had a vehicle I could put her in the back of and not break the suspension. She is not talking to me.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Hierophant: intuition. You have to make a few sacrifices to move on with your life. Demands are made which must be met as you do not have the upper hand. If you don’t fulfill these demands, you will win against those who are pulling you down. You will need a lot of endurance to survive this period of transition. Patience and forgiveness will be required of you. Deeper forces are at work. Reconciliation allows you see exactly what an enemy is doing and what motivate them. Swallow your pride.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the moon enters Leo at 10:51 PM EDT. For the next couple of days, preciseness verse freedom, red tape verses doing the fair thing and watching what you say verses being very circumspect are the conflicts. And unexpected emotional declaration in the morning may have you over the moon and then you wonder if you heard what you think you heard. It’s a great morning for a psychic reading. The afternoon and evening are great for social affairs with a lot of talk and good times but as the evening drags on, family obligations step on your free spirit.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say there are blocks to new opportunities today, so relax and just enjoy other people without worrying about making an impression.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Caterpillar. “Slow down. Take time to focus on the small stuff.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Green Woman. She makes the seeds sprout and dances, nude, through the flowers. She is wild and free and just a little bit mischievous. I bet she even wears a purple hat on occasion. Enjoy your day with her.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 4 and the element is earth. The conflict animal is the snake. The horse has the best day of all.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “If I persevere and keep faith in my ultimate success, no power on earth can prevent it. God protects and supports me in all my endeavors.” Annie Marquier

Monday, August 25, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-26-08

08-26-08
I finally get half a day off, sort of. I still have to work. I would really like to thank the Universe for all the orders and readings I have gotten this weekend. I know it knows I am willing to work for my money and it is sending work. Thanky-thanky. I needed it and so did the Kitwits. I know big N (neutering) day is coming up and there are four of them. Just don’t tell them.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Nine of Pentacles: acquisition. This card represents a new force with the ability to achieve, moving upward, gain, and comfortable divorce settlement or legacy. Just don’t get lazy. You must keep moving if travel, commerce and adventure are to be yours.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, a nice minor aspect in the afternoon allow you to get around restrictions. However, the late afternoon does not find authorities smiling on your plans for expansion. Tomorrow will be better!

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say if things aren’t working out, maybe you creating some negative expectations. Reexamine your visualizations and see if outcomes you don’t want are sneaking in.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is cat’s Cradle. “Time to untangle the knots. Don’t put it off any longer.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Glanconer or Smoothe Henry. Things are not as they seem and the more you want them, the more distorted they become.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 5 and the element is earth. The Dragon finds conflict today. This is the best day for the Ox and Tiger.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “If I persevere and keep faith in my ultimate success, no power on earth can prevent it. God protects and supports me in all my endeavors.” Anne Marquier.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-25-08

08-25-08
There are people who say animals do not have emotions. They are all wet. Last night when I got home, Napoleon went running into my bedroom just as XP was making his escape with Napoleon’s toy in his mouth. Napoleon got a horrified look on his face, replaced by indignity and moving into sheer rage. I had to grab him by the scruff of the neck, the feet were still running, and pry the toy out of XP’s mouth. XP is a creampuff but he is 4 times Napoleon’s size.
A little later, Indy touched Jane’s purple and red feather toy and the growl she emitted had me pulling my feet up. They are possessive.

Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is Suspension: inversion. Look within for the answers. Learn the inner workings of your psyche to understand how others think.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the early AM is a very psychic time when you should follow your hunches. The rest of day requires a strict adherence to convention. Too much talk will ruin your chances for success. The Moon enters Cancer ay 8:18 PM EDT.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say it’s a day for positive visualization. Practice will make perfect and get you the life you want.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Angel Cat. “Know that you’re loved and protected.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Oak Men. They may seem scary but that is just what you project onto them. They are filled with wisdom and sage advice. You only need to ask.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 6 and the element is fire. The Rabbit finds conflict but the Rooster is having a great day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I let go of all my preconceived ideas. I look at life and people around me in a new, open and accepting way. I am being divinely guided in a spirit of harmony and good judgment.” Anne Marquier

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Forecast and faery Finder for 08-24-08

Mr. Bo Bo is claiming he didn't see a thing!


08-24-08
After the fake rabbit fiasco, I went to the pet store to get some greenies and turtle food. Turtle is upset because they are out of her regular brand. I found a Chinese rabbit fur toy for Napoleon and Red and purple feather toy for Lady Jane. Napoleon carried it all over, beat it up, threw in in the air and generally adopted it. Now I have to go buy a back-up in case this one gets destroyed. The Kitwits are so soft. They have fur like fine silk. The original Catwits born on the fourth of July 4 years ago have rough fur except for long haired Lenuxx. It is amazing how much cat fur varies in texture and length. Today is inventory and pack excess books at the shop so I am going to be short. With our huge inventory, I have to know where everything is when it is ordered on-line so I can grab it fast and ship. It is a hard proposition.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.Today’s Tarot Card is the Universe: consecration. This is the beginning of a voyage or travel of some kind. It brings major changes into your life. You are open to these changes and the time is right so don’t panic. Your world is now aligning with your Universal purpose.
Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.Astrologically, for the next couple of days, social events need to be well planned and nothing left to chance if you want them to succeed. The morning hours bring challenges as your mind has a hundred things to do and practically, you can only do a few. By afternoon you will be aggravated with finances and authority figures. You can finally distance yourself from old hurts in late night and get these things put to bed once and for all. Enjoy your new clean psyche.
Deck: Healing with the Fairies.The Faeries say a romantic partner is out there. Keep your eyes open for romance!
Today’s Cat Comfort card is Fat Cat. “Be generous. Share your abundance with others.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBethToday’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for O! That Gnome. He is the trickster. He brings creative chaos and wild gifts. He makes you break old habits and patterns. Gnomes are unreliable and prone to encourage drunkenness, so enjoy his energy but stay away from the bar.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 7 and the element is fire. The tiger finds conflict today. The Dog and Boar are having the best day.
Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I follow my intuition. I don’t have to struggle, not even in my mind, to improve this situation and to achieve my goals. I listen to the guidance of my Higher Self and the good I desire is near and within reach.” Anne Margquier

Friday, August 22, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-23-08

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For my new soap making venture I need a small double boiler, preferably enameled. Well, no one in Wartmart even knew what one was and the only one I could find in Target was a huge one for an enormous price. As George so aptly put it - I bet you are the only person in this store that actually knows what a double boiler is. If worse comes to worse, and I think it is already there, I know how to make one out of two cheap pots.
Anyway, look for home made soaps to surface for sale in some venues as soon as I get the process down pat.
My problem with regular soaps is either I am dry as a bone or feel like I have a fur coat on, or both after using them. So I can use only pure glycerin soap on my skin. Not even the finely milled French soap can touch my skin. However, Costco stopped carrying the sets every holiday many years back. I used to give them to all my service people and the first year they stopped carrying them….everyone wanted to know where the soaps were! They were super popular. No one except one source makes any ritual pure glycerin soaps, they all use a straight soap base. My only source makes only Dragon’s Blood soaps. Well, at night you really don’t want the energy of Dragon’s Blood keeping you awake! So I have decided to make my own. I’ve been blending essential oils for ages and even got my certificate in aromatherapy. I might as well but it to use.
Now if I were to really get truthful here, I would have to admit that a lot of my new venture occurred because I have found the best soap molds. I have a celtic knot mold and a goddess mold right now.
As a peace offering to Napoleon, I bought him a play rabbit at Albertson’s last night. They are closing down mainly because a huge super Target moved across the street. I prefer Albertson’s. Anyway, it isn’t real rabbit fur but it looks like a rabbit. That went over like a lead balloon and it now decorates the dashboard of my card. You can’t fool a Napoleon or even a Lady Jane.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Moon: gratification. Take a really good look at your lifestyle. Is it damaging to you and everyone around you? Are you moody and constantly changing your mind and opinions. No wonder everyone is confused! Are you really repressing feelings of resentment, anger or guilt? It’s time to confront these feeling and discuss them openly with others, listen and learning from their opinions. This will bring insight into how others perceive you and the universe around you. It will be a very valuable talent.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the fourth quarter of the moon is at 7:49 PM EDT in Gemini. Is it a psychic revelation or just your mouth running faster than your brain. Either way, it can be an embarrassing couple of days when you “accidentally” say what you really mean. Think before engaging your mouth! Add to that aspect another one offering some lovely emotional tensions at social events and you might just play it safe and spend the weekend at home. Believe me when I tell the third aspect makes psychic revelation more embarrassing than emotional ones! And now I shall shut my mouth! It is an annoying day, again. This has not been the best week of aspects! The early morning may have psychic dreams turning into nightmares but you need to confront your fears. The afternoon shows people stubbornly holding on to old ways when progress would benefit so many. Late night brings energy, your mind working a mile a minute and the desire to jump up make those last minute d├ęcor changes. The problem is: you need your sleep!

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say there are block to beauty today. You will be dissatisfied with anything you do and when you finally get the energy and ideas, it is too late to implement them.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Caterwaul. “Express those pent-up feelings. Cry, scream, or sing as loud as you can.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Sylvanius. Sylvanius holds the mask of truth. He serves to remind us that sometimes we have to play a part to discover our true selves. Ever go to a costume ball? You spend ages picking just the right costume and when you come home, you have discovered that maybe being that person or creature isn’t as much fun as your thought. You are suddenly very in touch with yourself.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 8 and the element is wood. The Ox finds conflict today.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “My difficulties, disappointments or apparent defeat are only signs indicating that my success is near. I use them to move forward and develop all my qualities. My final success will be even greater than I imagined.” - Annie Marquier

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-22-08

08-22-08
Dear Goddess, is it almost Friday??? Considering I am writing this on Thursday, I guess so. The, well let’s just call it Fae, is something else. It is still whapping me with feeder bands. I had to chase the office and the shop garbage cans half a block. The rain comes in hard with little warning and the wind is not stopping. Add to that unbearable humidity and high heat and you have a really good case of the miserables.
I don’t think I was as miserable as the Kitwits. You must understand that Purdy von Sweets, my little goddess, is the runt of the litter. When I arrived home, the other three Kitwits were still laid out from the catnip. Poor little Purrbah’s eyes were bloodshot and he had that - please don’t make a loud noise - look on his face. Even Napoleon was stretched out on the floor and Josephina was not her usual perky self. Purdy was driving them insane, having not partaken of the Devil Weed. I couldn’t help but laugh.
However, Napoleon got back at me. Not only did he sleep with me half a night but I discovered I have been blaming Miss Jane unnecessarily. She is usually the jewelry thief since she loves sparkly things. This morning, Napoleon managed one steel pentagram necklace and two pewter bracelets. One pewter bracelet is still missing. I had to hide my rabbit skin pouch from him! There is no way to keep him out of the bedroom except play Nurf Cat. You toss a Kitwit at the Kitty Condo and they stick like one of those Velcro balls. Unfortunately this afternoon he learned to do an instant back flip and return to the bedroom before I could close the door. Foiled again!!



Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Queen of Swords: subversion. This be complex and don’t say I didn’t warn you! Step one you have to enter into a period of deep, inner reflection and examine your motivation without the “rational edifices”. Step right into the arch types! Then you must destroy them and allow intellectual, not emotional, energy to guide you. Remember, the Sun enters Virgo today and rationality is the key word, that along with preparation, sterilization and order.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the Sun enters Virgo at 2:02 PM EDT. It’s a nice day. Use the morning hours for paperwork and figuring how to get around limitations and setbacks. In the afternoon, expand your sphere of influence, show your competence and work on getting more money into your life. Ask for abundance in financial matters. Late tonight, irritation with old hurts arises once more and you are holding on to things that are trying desperately to get away. Let them go. You will be happier.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say Happily Ever After is a possibility today if you know what you want. Reread the astrological aspects and plan your visualizations, then execute them. Avoid Indi, though. He will have you second guessing yourself.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is: Big Cat. “You’re full of awesome power. Anything is possible.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Indi. Unlike my Indi, whose name stands for Independence -She was born on the fourth of July - this Indi can never make up his mind. Believe me, my Indi knows exactly what she wants and she gets it or you will hear about it: loudly. He looks so sad trying to figure out whether it is the big crystal ball or the little crystal ball he wants. He loves to sit on your shoulder the moment you feel any indecision and whisper: “What if???” Sometimes he is called Libra’s Bane but he is really Indi’s Bane. If we just make a decision, he will crawl back into his flower, one or the other of them. Make up your mind and then stick top your commitments.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 6 and the element is wood. The Rat finds conflict today. It is a great day for the Rooster.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I let go of my past and the past of others.
I forgive totally and unconditionally.
I stop all the dramas now and fill my life with playfulness, humor and joy, whatever the circumstance.
I celebrate life.” - Annie Marquier.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-21-08 - Revenge: yes or no?

08-21-08
I learned last night to never kiss the Kitwits good night after brushing my teeth. Next thing I knew, Napoleon had my face held in his paws and I was being Frenched. He tried to open my mouth to clean my teeth off. Apparently mint flavored tooth paste is very popular with the kitty set. I am hiding my toothbrush!
They are maturing at an astounding rate. Normally cats do not appreciate catnip until they reach maturity. Last night I decided to celebrate the hurricane missing us by letting the cats have some Cosmic Catnip - the best catnip in the universe. Suddenly I noticed the little Kitwits were sprawled on the floor rolling in catnip. An hour later I found Napoleon in the top of the kitty condo, legs askew in all directions, head back, mouth open, snoring and totally passed out. An hour later he had the munchies and today he has the hangover. In fact, all the Kitwits are very quiet and not moving so fast. Maybe I should have let him have some coffee…
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Queen of Wands: regeneration. Catastrophes bring the power to rebuild better than before. Renew your will power and concentrate on making things better than before, rather than on revenge. - This has always been my way of doing things as I know Karma is a harsh mistress and I would rather avoid her puppies. However, I learned a few things over the past month about this. My usual statement when someone does something to me is: I really don’t care what happens to you if you just stay far away from me and then I go about fixing what they screwed up for me. I really mean this. As far as I am concerned, they aren’t dead, they never were born. Now I have discovered this is more infuriating for people than running over and punching them in nose. So, before taking that stance, keep in mind the odds are they will come after you worse than the first time.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, A major aspect that will last about a week allows us to finally make beneficial changes in our financial outlook providing the changes are good for all concerned. In other words, cut throat tactics will bring some really nasty ju-ju down up on you. Expect a lot of formal communications about social events. If you are planning on wooing someone, do it with romance and formality. Go Victorian! If someone blows up and runs out of an events it will have to do with something that happened before, not during the event. The Moon enters Taurus at 2:38 PM EDT. Psychic dreams are possible tonight so keep a tape recorder or pad and pen by the bed side. The noon time is an excellent time to promote yourself so invite a person who can actually help you to lunch. Changes occur really fast. Don’t miss opportunities. Selfishness and the desire to succeed are at odds with laziness this evening.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say visualization is the key. There are enough books out there that I sure don’t have to expound on this one, but be specific. The fuzzier the visualization, the fuzzier the outcome.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is: Alley Cat. “Be adventurous. Everything will go your way.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Dark Lady, the High Priestess of the Mysteries. The Dark Moon is her time and she arrives through meditation, sleep, inner peace, ecstasy and total despair. She require ritual and total, deep surrender. Only then will she bring hope and nurture our embryonic hopes we didn’t even know we had. Withdraw from the ordinary and surrender to the source. Your power awaits you.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 7 and the element is water. The Boar finds conflict but the Dog has a good day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “Any difficulty I might have with people in my life tells me that I have not succeeded in communicating through ordinary means. I ask the Supreme Being to send Light in this situation. I stop talking about this problem. I know that Divine Love is now in action. Everything is working out quickly, easily and successfully.” Annie Marquier

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-20-08

08-20-08
Napoleon resisted as long as he could. He even sat on my pillow and sniffed but eventually he went for the coffee cup. The little fellow is an addict.
Rain and wind are the events the day here. I had to wait for the rain to sink in the front yard to leave the house. It was over my ankles. I almost got blown down the street trying to get in the car, but I finally made it to the shop. However, it is a little dangerous with the trees here throwing pine cones at you and small branches coming down out of the strangler fig. They may not be big, but they hurt when they hit. You can trust me on that one! I got beaned on the way in.

Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Ten of Swords: destitution. This is not the day to defend yourself with excuses. Just think twice about your principles and make a fresh start. Even with all the sorrow and depression, divine karma is swinging the sword of justice and all will be avenged.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, this day isn’t much better, but tomorrow will show improvement. For the next few days, social events just aggravate old hurts and old slights. Consider whether you really want to go to these things. Bring up these slights will just have a bunch of people dissecting you and asking you what you did wrong. The morning is not a lucky time so try to avoid financial situations. This evening there is strong desire to complain about how your are being treated and the things happening to you. Trust me. They will just start blaming you for everything so keep your mouth shut.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say there are some big blocks to trusting your intuition today and it really is just a little off. Stick to the tried and true.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Big Cat. “You’re full of awesome power. Anything is possible.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Ta’Om the Poet. He’s not very practical and he frequents the haunts of artists, writers and poets. He is inspirational in a bawdy sort of way. He will help you get started on the projects you didn’t think you had time for.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 8 and the element is water. The Dog finds conflict.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “Everything that does not contribute to my highest good now vanishes from my life. I let it go. The will of God expresses itself clearly and strongly through the qualities He gave me.
The path of my life is radiant and free.”
I know this one keeps coming up but from what I am seeing around me, it is happening and the Universe wants you to know it is for your best that all these things are happening.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-19-08

08-19-08
Napoleon has decided the best place for him is in my briefcase. It is a top loading one and he slips in and goes to sleep. If he wasn’t so heavy now, he might wind up at the shop.
It is a day of rain from good old Faye. So far we have no winds but lots of tornado warnings. I am beginning to conclude the weather service has no idea where she is going.

Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Arch Priestess: dissolution. New ideas arising day give you the opportunity to start anew. There is no regret as old loves and even hates disappear from your consciousness. Old methods no longer motivate you. Delve into your memories for the answer to what is behind the Matrix.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, Mars enters Libra at 6:03 AM EDT. The Moon enters Aries at 10:10 AM EDT. Change is good. Change doesn’t have to scare you. No one will believe this in the early morning hours. Don’t throw anything out as someone will have a weepy sentimental attachment to whatever it is. By midmorning you feel like a hamster on a wheel. This has been one lousy start to the work week!

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say today is a day to concentrate on Beauty. Get a make over, clean up your surroundings and do something to make the world a more beautiful place.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Mooncat. “Enjoy the ebb and flow of your emotions. It’s who you are.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Glanconer. He is better known as Smooth Harry. He allows us to fool ourselves. In him we see our lust, desires and delusions projected back at ourselves. It will serve you to remember that the more you want something, the less clearly you see it. I am reminded of a stalker I had who desperately wanted to be me. So she set herself up as a psychic and discovered the down side was you actually had to work, advertise and deal with people. Then, she wanted my store. However, when she called one day for me to go out to the mall with her and I told her I was open and couldn’t close up to run out and shop, she had a fit. Geez, store owning sounded like work. Then she wanted to be a buyer at another store and when she discovered that involved mark-ups, buying trends and all sorts of nonfun accounting stuff and not just - OOOh pretty: buy, she was livid. Yes, the things we want always seem pretty, until they get their hooks in us. She is still wanting.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 9 and the element is metal. The Rooster finds conflict today but the Dragon and Snake get to skate by.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I was born to contribute and make a difference. All of my doubts and fears vanish. Each day I express my highest qualities in every aspect of my life. I now choose to serve with selflessness, simplicity and joy.” Anne Marquier.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-18-08

08-18-08
Ah the joys of hurricane preparation. I’ll make it short because I am tired. So far I’ve been to two home improvement stores, BJ’s and Costco. Even Napoleon is tired and all he did was wait at home.

Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Nine of Swords: desperation. Much of what you feel today is due to having taken on too much. Get out there and get some help.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, with the Full Moon still in effect and two oppositions between water and earth, this is not a good day to have a hurricane. Trying to say what you mean is very difficult and social events just don’t provide any satisfaction this morning. Expect the unexpected this evening.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say there are blocks to raising your standards today so maybe you should just try to make it through day.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Black cat. “Lady luck is with you.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Friends. They serve to remind us that what often makes a great relationship is the differences not the sameness.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 1 and the element is metal. Monkeys will find conflict but the Rabbit it having a good day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “Everything that does not contribute to my highest good now vanishes from my life. I let it go. The will of God expresses itself clearly and strongly through the qualities He gave me.
The Path of my life is radiant and free.”

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Forecast for 08-17-08


08-17-08
Ra the Sun Goddess in all her glory! Loki in the middle and Isis on the Lap Top! They work so hard at the shop.



Last night I let little Napoleon sleep with me. He was so happy having finally returned to the place where he spent his first night with me. He purred all night and kitty bisquited and rolled and stretched. You should have seen him. Unfortunately, come morning I found him hanging from the light bridge by one paw. Is it possible they are part monkey?
I bought a gorgeous teal collar for Ra and now it is apparent, it is way too small. It may not even fit Isis. A Kitwit may be wearing it shortly. As soon as he grows into it, Napoleon has a black collar with rhinestones awaiting him. Now I have to get another one from New Zealand for Josephina.
We bought hamburger at Costco last night and you have to divide it up and freeze part unless you feeding a hoard. That is always the signal for cats to gather and get a treat. All the cats give Josephina a big berth and George asked why. I told him they are afraid of her. Heck, when she gets near meat I’m afraid of her!
I received an apology for removing my auctions and my record has been cleared of any wrong doing. However, the person who made the complaints…..well I shall never know what happened but when an account executive has to get involved….. Thank you everyone for lending your energy to helping me out. I feel so much better.
It may not be this way in other professions, but a psychic’s reputation is everything as it is really the only credentials we have. There are no tests or real licenses that work. It is the same with a vendor’s reputation. So it feels good to be expunged.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Six of Pentacles: compensation. Balance and harmony are about to be achieved but this is only temporary because things are constantly moving. Harvest the abundance and prepare to move on. Each day has one perfect moment of balanced communication with each person and the universe. Learn to recognize and use it to your advantage. Life will become much easier.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the Moon enters Pisces at 3:46 AM EDT. Let the sympathy flow! A major aspect lasting most of the week is going to put the need for order and responsibility at odds with wanderlust causing a lot of day dreaming. Justice may be totally bogged down in red tape. However for the next couple of days, it is the perfect time to ask for a deserved raise. The kids are going to break curfew and you might as well be used to it tonight. There is a lot of whining about what isn’t done and that sure doesn’t get it done! Stop whining and get to work.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say the happily ever after has a few blocks today. It is a fairy tale and today you need to concentrate on the practical.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is: Cat Goddess. Gee, I didn’t Purdy von Sweets had her own card! “Ask for help and you will receive guidance.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Oak Men. My, what sharp teeth we have and with that, they can be very frightening in a dark wood. But, they are what you project onto them. It is the wood, not the Oak Men that is frightening. They are a source of strength, ancient wisdom and depth. Of course, we, Druids, are really super fond of Oaks even though this one is allergic to them. I still have one at the house and two at the shop that I talk to regularly. They ground you and bring peace to your thoughts. Their lesson is to look at the person, not the surroundings or outer coverings.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 2 and the element is earth. Sheep find plenty of conflict today but the Monkey is having a great day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “Peace flows through me and around me. I free my mind of all criticism. I communicate and serve in a peaceful and loving way.” - Annie Marquier

Friday, August 15, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-16-08 Eclipse and Full Moon today

08-16-08
Today at 5:11 PM EDT., the final eclipse of the year occurs in Aquarius. All the heavy planets except Saturn are retrograde: Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. I know there is argument about Pluto being a planet but Pluto has supporters out there! I’m one! This eclipse is not visible over North America. The culmination of the previous eclipse in Leo, ego and self aggrandizement, is now occurring the Aquarius, the sign of universal brotherhood. With all the heavy planets retrograde except Saturn, this can occur easily or very suddenly, depending where in your chart they fall. For me, the eclipse is at the mid heaven point of my chart and I mean conjunct it. Neptune will be conjuncting the eclipse making it both spiritual and deceptive. Jupiter is in authoritarian Capricorn looking out for our monetary interests but reacting very sluggishly. Uranus is in Pisces making emotions unstable and volatile. And poor Pluto is in Sagittarius trying to maintain justice for all and desperately trying to get people to open their minds to higher education and new cultural norms. It will be an interesting weekend. Ooops! Isn’t that an old Arabic curse: May you live in interesting times? On a side note, I am finding it is really easy to astral project under these aspects.
Last night the Kitwits and I went for a group hug. I managed to get all four on the top of the condo -notice I did not say in - and we had a hug before poor Purrbah fell off the top. Don’t worry. With those huge snowshoe feet, he landed comfortably.
Every day as I do the forecast, Isis sits patiently at my feet and as soon as I am finished, she gets up and leave. I am sure she is adding her purr vibe to my work. Purr Vibe : the ultimate relaxing cosmic force that comes complete with vibrating massage for your body and relaxing tones.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Hermit: exaltation. Setting aside the demands of your ego allows you to become receptive to the cosmic vibrations. Even though earthly matters may have you firmly chained in reality, you mind is free to explore eternal matters and realms. Down size your life to those things you really need to function. Your mind is something only you can place in a prison. Learn to soar.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse occur at 5:16 PM EDT at 24Aquarius21. Old wounds may surface in the morning but now you know why they happened and can move on. In the afternoon, things are very psychic or very deceptive. Either way, it’s hard to get your feet firmly planted on the ground. Ego needs verses the good of the whole are the theme for the evening. Personally, unless I was absolutely certain I could keep my ego in check, I would avoid networking because a Venus to Jupiter trine in play allows cautious expansion and prudent investment for the next few days. Boasting just gets your little ego balloon popped. Have a good financial plan worked out by Monday.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say this is a day to seek peace of mind. For some it comes easily, just sitting beneath a tree or by some water. Others have to work at it. If you are in the latter group sign up for a class in meditation, yoga, Ta Chi or any of the martial arts. You must unite your body, mind and soul and you do it through breath.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is: Cool Cat. “Pride comes before a fall - humility is needed today.”

Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Lys of the Shadows. We will need Lys in the coming days so treat her kindly. She is the patron faery of social workers and all who help the downtrodden, the addicted and those with no self esteem left. Just be wary, hers is definitely tough love. She is there for those caught in the shadows of their own minds and abused by those who should have protected them. She is right out there, on the mean streets, doing the best she can to pick up those who have fallen through the cracks in our social network. Lys doesn’t work alone, she calls on the special healers among us to help her help others. If you see this little faery, you are indeed a very special person.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 3 and the element is earth. Horses find conflict today but the Rat is having a great day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I now face people and situations with courage.
I express myself freely and all conflicts are resolved in a balanced and open way for the mutual benefit of everyone.
“I proclaim and manifest the power of my Higher Self with love, understanding and respect for others and for myself.” - Annie Marquier

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-15-08 and a Request

08-15-08
Normally I am pretty upbeat because let’s face it, the Kitwits keep me totally entertained and it is hard to be unhappy when one of them is purring to you and as it turns out, stealing my night gown before I even had a chance to put it on last night and dragging it out to the cat bed. I caught it as it was going over the bathroom threshold.
Then there are days when I seriously want to wreck some vengeance on people. This is one those days.
Everything really started around two months ago when I start receiving what would qualify as evangelic type emails offline from a chat group. The person, although “New Age” -whatever the heck that is - took exception to me being a pagan, having a run of bad luck with burglaries and the like and not buying into the Secret philosophy hook, line and sinker. Then came the anonymous emails that I simply took to deleting because I am not converting to the flavor of the week in the New Age Movement. I’ve seem too many flavors in 37 years.
The culmination was a couple of weeks ago when formal complaints were filed in some groups and on an international auction site. Let me just say that I have been listing the same two products that benefited the Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary for 5 years by hitting relist. They get almost every penny except for the listing fees. Nothing had been changed on these listings in 5 years and suddenly, my listings were pulled because this site pulls on any complaint and then if someone starts complaining -which I am really good at - six months later they will usually nail the original person filing the complaint. In other words, this is a really bad place to throw rocks if you are in a glass house or a house with a glass window or a water glass on the table. They live to get rid of problem children and I bring them at least 200 people a day through their door with my blog, often way more. That is essentially what the other locations my blog appears on answered the party making the complaints. She is free advertising for our site. Today I received a complaint from a sister site to the auction site about a listing and it was pulled. As I pointed out in answering the complaint, we fill in the ISBN and you provide the location and information. We cannot alter it so if there is a mistake, you made it not me. I can’t make a mistake. The form is fixed.
However, since the listing was from 2002, and I had already pulled it two weeks earlier from the site, I knew something was really wrong. The complaining party took a snap shot of my inventory two weeks earlier and provided the administration with all the listing information from that snapshot. Folks, I have over 800 books listed on that site. Do you have any idea how long it would take to go through my entire inventory to find one thing out of place? It sure isn’t anything I have wanted to do though have known for six months some day I would have to because a glitch in their software has left sold books up. This is getting ridiculous. It is getting harder and harder to chalk all these complains in various venues up to coincidence and I getting really tired of having to spend part of my day answering stupid complaints when I have done nothing wrong. I have done nothing to this person(s) except refuse to embrace their way of thinking. I would like to ask all of you, and I know you number in the 1,000’s from my view numbers combined, to take a moment now, and just think about all this energy that is harming my business and wasting my time, whether the sender(s) think(s) so or not, that is being sent my way, returning to the sender(s). Don’t try to picture the person(s), just picture the energy hitting a mirror and bouncing back along the same route because anyone that is deranged enough to go through over 800 listings is not hitting or harming just me. They have a list and they have followers and they need to be stopped, now. Perhaps they will now have something else to do this weekend than try and ruin my business and other people‘s lives. Thank you in advance. As long as it is possible, this blog will continue even if I have to change venues a thousand times.
No one has ever been able to shut me up and today isn’t the day they will succeed.
And now for the forecast. By-the-way, I forgot to mention that the offerings to your ancestors and the Hungry Ghosts can be made for 15 days so, you don’t have to start on the 14th if that doesn’t work for you. Remember we are all one family and your ancestors can be anyone who has passed over. You never know who is hanging off your family tree, sometimes by their tails…..The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse is on Saturday afternoon.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Ace of Wands: stimulation. Your intuitive feeling have come to the forefront of your mind and you are now ready to trust and act on them. It is time to gain a better psychological understanding of the yourself and the people who share your life.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, for the next couple of days, trying new things and trying to carve out freedom for yourself can get you into trouble. Look before you leap. The swimming pool might be empty. Mercury aspects suggest a few days of being really circumspect about what you say is a really good idea. Others are taking notes and it is a good thing! The winner is the person who pays close attention to detail. Where does the aggravation end today? It is in the communications, limitations and social sectors. Maybe staying at your desk doing busy work is the best idea.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say blocks to finding a new location today are in place and with the eclipse and full moon tomorrow, take a break from the search.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is: Catkin. “Think about the positive qualities you’ve inherited from your family.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Fee Lion. This is a perfect day for him to manifest. The look on his face reminds everyone of a cat that is upset because dinner is 2 milliseconds late. He is the purveyor of the should have’s. He is the little voice at night that tells you about everything you forgot to do. There is only one way to get rid of him: get yourself more organized so your stuff isn’t falling off your plate. Prioritize, organize and work efficiently. Get rid of responsibilities that are not your own. Then he will go sit on someone else’s pillow and annoy them all night.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 4 and the Element is fire. Snakes find conflict today but the horse is happily munching in its pasture.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “Every time a door closes, another one opens up toward wider and more beautiful horizons. The space naturally crated in my life now brings me even greater possibilities for growth. I welcome any change in my life with confidence and joy.” - Anne Marquier There is probably a missing accent mark but I gave up on them when I was 16.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Personal Ghosts

I started thinking about the Hungry Ghosts Festival. A couple of weeks ago I got a free two week membership at the Ancestors web site and I got hooked. I have learned so much about the women in my family and what they endured. I can’t even imagine the work and pain and fear those women lived with their entire lives and I started thinking.
It’s all energy and once we create the pattern, that pattern manifests in the astral realms. Darn it! I am going on a shopping trip to Michaels scrap booking aisle and buy these wonderful women that made me possible all the things they couldn’t have in their life now that I actually know their names. Remember, names have power and your birth name has ultimate power over you. Grandma Martha is getting a safe place, a vacation and some nice clothes. Grandma Corah and her mother are getting a trip package to Hawaii, a big doll because they were always fascinated with my dolls, a ball gown, pearls and everyone gets money. I may not have been able to do anything for them when they lived as only grandma Corah was alive at the same time I was, but maybe in death and I can give them something. As to my grandpa’s…I think I’ll see if they have some little pitchforks……I hope it is hot down there guys….

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-14-08: Hungry Ghosts


That is actually an iguana on the roof looking down. Just imagine how big that thing is! It spent two weeks scaring the daylights out of customers trying to get into the shop! Do not ask how it got there? I saw it go right up the side of the building.
08-14-08
I looked down last night and saw Mr. Bo Bo sleeping on a nice satin cover. Then I thought: I don’t have any satin cat beds. By the end of the night, the Kitwits had gotten all my nightgowns down and made one heck of a nice bed out of them. Well, I guess if Mommy sleeps on a satin sheets, they should, too. Spoiled? Nah!
I had quite a day yesterday. I can’t help but wonder why they don’t fill the Florida Water bottles completely. Every time I go to ship them, I have to give them to the PO personally and explain they slosh. Florida Water is, for those who do not know, one of the oldest colognes. It is citrusey and is used to protect, dispel negativity and acts sort of like acid on spirits. It has been known to close a portal if you manage to throw it in directly in the center of the portal. Of course, the stuff has also been known to short out everything in the room so you might want to be careful doing that and get everything unplugged first and the fuses pulled or the circuit breakers flipped.
It has so far stopped raining so we may be able to dry out for a moment. I have to get my Lady Jane amaryllis bulb in the house to dry. I have never had one go completely dormant down here so I am hoping she is alright. I have discovered that iguanas will not eat sweet potato vines and amaryllis. That is about the only thing they won’t eat down here!

Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is Suspension: inversion. In the more traditional Tarot Deck this is the Hanged Man. In this deck it is the process of turning inward to begin to understand the inner workings for your own mind. By doing this you learn what motivates you. In my case: dark chocolate. This curiosity will bring you to the pearl of wisdom you seek or, once again in my case, the Godiva store. It is not yet time to touch the pearl or make it yours and thus comes my old problem: Champagne tastes on a beer budget.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, try to avoid surprising anyone with an emotional declaration. You will either be taken advantage of or slapped down. It just aggravates people and makes them feel obligated. The Moon enters Aquarius at 6:56 PM EDT and we can stop being so uptight about things. Energy is very high in the afternoon with no place to go so channel it into organization, cleaning and working up your resume.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say there are blocks to vacations today. I think those blocks are called WORK! At least that is what keeps hitting me.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Cat Call. “Don’t be so critical. See the positive in yourself and others.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Master Maker. He is the faery that oversees all craftsmanship. If you wish his help, projects must be well planned, organized and executed. Then he will place his stamp of approval on them and you will really have something nice. Remember his motto is: Measure twice. Cut Once.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 5 and the element is Fire. Dragons find conflict today. The Ox and Tiger have an easy day. I have “Hungry Ghost” marked on my Feng Shui calendar. It is a festival like Halloween and the Day of Dead that is celebrated in China. It falls on the 7th month of the lunar calendar which is August. The gates of Hell are opened by hungry ghosts seeking food or revenge. Thus offerings of food are made on this day to ward off bad luck. The belief is also that relatives return during this time to visit with the living and thus they prepare sumptuous meals for them, with prayers and burning joss sticks. “Wayand” shows and concerts are preformed outdoors at night to delight and entertain the dead. The Chinese also believe it is bad to go swimming during the month of June as a hungry ghost may drown you. Maybe the Olympics was such a hot idea after all. Children must return home early or risk possession by one of these ghosts. Offerings are also made by burning fake money notes called “Hell Money” and paper TV and radio sets, houses and cars so their relatives can live comfortably. Your local scrap booking store is an excellent source of such things. In fifteen days, the ghosts will return to where ever they have come from, hopefully.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I now choose to communicate freely and openly everything that needs to be said. I free my mind from all limiting thoughts and I am now free at peace with myself and with others. I no longer worry about what other people think. I know that I am loved and totally supported by the Universe.” - Annie Marquier

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-13-08


Boop, my baby! Petey Pie Black in the background.
08-13-08
Friday the thirteenth falls on Wednesday this month!
How to tell if you need new glasses? I went to pill Boop and missed his mouth and hit his eye with my glasses on. Pilling Boop is like throwing an aspirin down a bowling alley. Not only that, but he willingly swallows the pill and asks: “Is there hamburger with that?”

Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Five of Cups: dissipation. That protective net was a good idea at the time but now it is about to trap you. Believe in yourself even if you have a multitude of detractors. You need to have the courage of your convictions. You can’t please everyone so keep your emotions under control.


Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, for the next couple of days, social events abound but everything has to be perfect, color coordinated and follow a schedule to succeed. Virgo is ruling our social lives. It’s a good day for financial planning and getting your ducks in a row.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say there are blocks to moving forward fearlessly today. Well, duh. Virgo is worrying herself sick with details and Capricorn is sure it has already gone wrong. Nothing ventured, dears, nothing gained.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is: When the Cat’s Away. “Enjoy your freedom.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Sage, again. With our super Capricorn and Virgo aspects today, he is right at home with one blind eye on the energetic areas of life and the other on the practical. So do not neglect the spiritual when planning for the future.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 6 and the element is wood. We Rabbits are finding conflicts but the Rooster is having a good day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “The Divine Love of my Higher Self now flows through me in every situation of my life. The more I express this love, the more it returns to me.” - Annie Marquier.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-12-08 - Getting old.

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Little Napoleon got up on my lap while I was having my morning coffee, stood up and I was certain he was going to give me a kiss. Remember when he was young and got into my coffee cup one day? Well, next thing I knew, he was licking my lips. I had to get him off that quick and then he was looking, longingly, at my coffee cup knowing he couldn’t make it fast enough. A few minutes later the little paws started twitching and he was almost off and running in my home office before I noticed the dilated pupils. Caffeine hits something that small really fast. I put him out in the rest of the house to run it off. There probably won’t be much left when I get home tonight from the shop. Never let your cat drink coffee!
Now that the Kitwits have their Advantage and are pretty flea free, they are back to sleeping in the cat condo, though only two can barely fit in the top now. Remember when they were so small all four used to sleep there? My babies are growing up. I realized last night that I can’t go anywhere for the weekend until they are old enough to handle being by themselves. Somehow I don’t think there is a pet friendly hotel that is going to look nicely upon 4 Kitwits coming to visit. So, no vending at festivals for me for a few months. Oh Goddess what they could do to a festival is they got loose!
Maybe I am really getting older, but I venture less and less from my home/shop route any more. It takes a lot to get me in the car and out longer distances even with someone else driving. Then again, I don’t have the energy I used to have either. This rain is another factor. It is not even 5 PM and you almost need a flashlight outside. I think it is now coming down in the buckets!
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Nine of Swords: desperation. Allowing yourself to take on too much work and get overwhelmed leads to resignation and martyrdom. You can really get into that with this Capricorn moon. So, get out among people and your composure and sanity will return. You can then expect a breakthrough.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the Moon enters Capricorn at 7:42 AM EDT. Until that moment changes will be greeted with playful acceptance. After that, careful consideration is the greeting that may take a few days to make up their minds or until the Moon enters Aquarius. This afternoon, expect a lot of precise communications and they want an answer, yesterday.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say this is a day for self reliance. A Moon in Capricorn is all about understated elegance and self reliance. So if you want to impress people today, dress for business and show you can do the job by yourself. Capricorn is not a team player.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is: Aristocat. “Classy and understated, you’ll attract many admirers.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Faun. He is nature personified. He loves to dance in the flowers and run through the woods. His energy is boundless, but very hard to harness into work. Look for him on your easy days when you are hiking through the woods.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 7 and the element is wood. Tigers find conflict today but the Dog and Boar have an easy day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I was born to contribute and make a difference. All of my doubts and fears vanish. Each day I express my highest qualities in every aspect of my life. I now choose to serve with selflessness, simplicity and joy.” Annie Marquier

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Forcast and Faery Finder for 08-11-08

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Ah, they learn so fast. I set up the slow cooker and immediately had Kitwits surrounding me. Slow cooker equals meat. Even when I was chopping the onions for the bottom (keeps the meat from sticking to the cooker), they were holding on to my dress tail, swinging, with their little eyes tightly shut from the onion fumes, but that meat must be close by. I guess I will have to let them have a little of the pork roast when it is done.
I just missed a great picture because these digitals take forever to take a picture. I really miss using my old Nikon EM with film! How many great pictures have you missed? Let’s all go back to the old drop in film cameras. We never missed a shot with them.


Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Queen of Pentacles: persuasion. If you are taking a better path, then you can use gentle persuasion to convince others to follow suit. Otherwise, they know you are just blowing smoke.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, would it be fair to skip out of work today and travel a bit? Probably not but if the real reason is for a job interview: most definitely. By afternoon, people’s feelings are easily hurt and they really have a blow up about it. Expect tears and guilt. Work verses just going to bed will be your late night issue.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say your emphasis for the day is parenting and children. Don’t forget children can apply to pets and projects.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is: Cat Lover. “Contact your loved ones today.”

Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Sage. He is also known as the Shaman. He has one blind eye that allows him to see into the other realms and gather knowledge there. Patience intertwined with compassion are his trademark wisdom. He urges you to organize, integrate and simplify your thinking.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 8 and the element is Water. The Ox finds conflicts today.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I now develop my willpower. I connect this power to the highest qualities of my heart and through all my actions I express the Divine Will on earth.” - Annie Marquier

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-10-08

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Move one thing in the house and every cat must inspect and approve the change. The shop cats are going to have quite the task this next month as we rearrange and improve the shop.
I go off to BJ’s or Costco with my list in my head for the house and turn around the next day and discover I have to return because I forgot to buy for the shop. Fortunately, BJ’s is across the street. I discovered a most wonderful magical tool at Office Max. It is a 360 degree circle that folds in half as a protractor. Let the pentagrams begin….I have so many boxes to make and sigils to burn…..
I know it is hot, but lately I have been drinking water like it is the only thing in the world. I can’t help but wonder if it has something to do with the Fibro attack. Usually I would be in the hospital hooked up to an IV and not notice the thirst.
It is the day I predicted the effects of the Eclipse on the 1st would come to a head. We already have a war in Georgia that so far we have stayed out of, but I am holding my breath that the highest good from the eclipse rather the lowest denominator occurs.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Six of Wands: triumph. Use all experience in a positive way and you will finally end your internal conflicts. Being clear and truthful about your ultimate goals will bring final success.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, Mercury enters Virgo at 6:51 AM. Let the paperwork and red tape begin! For the next two days your ego is at odds with the hurts you have suffered. Two things usually happen. Either you forgive someone who has hurt you and is now bowing and scraping to your detriment or you take a really hard line approach, forgive no one and wind up missing out on a good relationship. The key word in moderation. Forgive but do not forget. It’s a day when the desire to get out and play is sorely at odds with the work you have to do and you resent your responsibilities.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say Trust Your Intuition. Those warning bells are there for a reason. Those coincidences are not coincidences. Lister to the Universe.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Something the Cat Dragged In.: “You’ve been having a hard time; things will get better.”

Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for the Singer of Intuition. Often called the Akashic Records, this pure energy faery has all the knowledge that ever was and ever will be. This is not really something external. This singer is within our very DNA and serves to remind us that the answers are within, not with out. Listen to your intuition.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 9 and the element is Water. Rats are finding conflicts today but the Dragon and Snake have an easy day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I let go of all preconceived ideas. I look at life and people around me in a new, open and accepting way. I am being divinely guided in a spirit of harmony and good judgment.” - Annie Marquier

Friday, August 8, 2008

Forecast for 08-09-08 & Exploding Coke Cans

Bat the Cat in his favorite place: next to the ceiling.



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All cats were covered with Advantage last night. I spent the night assaulted by flying, flailing cats dropping dying fleas on me. Even dying the things will bite a human. The cats knocked just about everything down in the house and by 5 AM, when Lenuxx dropped a stack of books on me I was too tired to lift them off.
The Kitwits took the medicating very easily, probably because they didn’t know what I was doing to them. Lady Jane always wants her Advantage, but just as I started to apply it, PC runs by and LJ has to chase her so she got it all the way down her spine. That really caused her to do the spins an hour later and I had to throw her out of my bedroom before she took the TV down. Then, Lenuxx and Bat actually hissed at me. I felt awful and bribed them with a can of salmon later on. I know, you can type sucker in 36 pt. type. Lenuxx took the bribe and joined me in the bedroom for a nose scratch but Bat is still really mad at me. At least this evening, all is calm and the cats no longer scratch, the Kitwits are laid out exhausted and all is well in Cat Land.
Things are not so good in George Land. Let this be a warning to you. All the new cola cans are really cheap crap. He thought a can of coke was swollen because it had been dropped. It was frozen. When he went to open it, instead of spurting out like they used to, the thing rocketed out of his hand, the top blew off and ice was thrown all over the kitchen and his hand was cut in two places. I almost considered the ER he was bleeding so bad right at the juncture of the thumb and forefinger. Lesson: do not even think about opening a swollen can of coke. They are bombs in the making complete with shrapnel.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Universe: consecration. Major changes are on the way and they may include a change of location. This is the time to question the meaning of your life. You are ready for new experiences and new ways of thinking. Know that your current situation contains limitations and the people around you are imperfect. It’s time to release that and whomever is not helping you. It’s time question all motives of all people around you.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the Moon enters Sagittarius at 7:10 PM EDT. This is a very good couple of days to talk about the changes you want to make in you and your environment. Energy is very high this morning and can be easily channeled into cleaning, organization and planning. This afternoon if you get a really bad case of the “blurts”, you are going to tell people waaaay more than you want them to know. Think before speaking.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say it’s time for some environmental awareness. Get your recycling plan into action. Take a look around the world you live in and make some changes. Faeries hate waste and the hate to see their beautiful home covered in trash.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is A Cat Always Lands on Its Feet. “Be ready for anything. Everything will work out.”

Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Ta’Om the Poet. Ta’Om likes to get ahead of us so he find some mischief for us to fall into. He’s great traveling companion if you like spur of the moment things. He is full of youthful energy. He wants to help you tackle the projects you have been putting off because you didn’t have the time or energy.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 1 and the element is metal. The Boar finds conflict while we Rabbits enjoy a great day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “I trust the qualities God has given me. I let go of all my doubts and hesitations. I choose to play the game of life with all my heart. The Universe responds by bringing joy, prosperity and light to me and those around me.” - Annie Marquier

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-08-08

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I am changing the weather forecast from wilting to melting. All I did was walk from the car to the shop and it has taken me almost a quarter hour to stop sweating and cool down. This heat is unbearable. The heat index yesterday was 115 and that’s wet heat folks. Let me tell you, you can feel the difference! The portable air unit takes the humidity out of the house. As cooling unit, it is not so hot so don’t waste your money buying one. They are strictly supplemental and I have a really big one. It can’t cool as well as a little window unit. Anyway, it has managed to get the temp in the house down to 85 and George asked me if I thought the temp was right on the thermometer because it felt comfortable. Yes, it was right. The difference was no humidity.
As I said yesterday, bottles are getting broken right and left. I spent a good half an hour picking a tiny piece of glass out of my toe before I could even begin to get breakfast or dressed. Wow, that hurt! I had to get the jewelers loop and the high powered flash light out just to see it. To feel it, all I needed was the thought of pressure on it.
Napoleon took to the highest position in the house yesterday and stayed there. Today he finally came down, totally over heated. I hope he has learned his lesson. Heat rises. When I left all four Kitwits were sprawled in the kitchen in front of the fan. The air just can’t cut this heat.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Two of Wands: dominion. This is not the day to agree with other people just to keep the peace. You are allowed to have your own opinion and have as much right to state it as anyone else. Do not take advantage of those who trust you.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the second quarter of the moon begins at 4:20 PM EDT. Your strong desire to focus your energy and action will be in conflict with the need for independence at any cost for a couple of days. Use the morning hours for money making, talking to authorities and expanding your sphere of influence. By afternoon and evening you will stall in presenting yourself in the best light and old hurts begin to surface and cause those knee jerk reactions.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say day dreaming by the window doesn’t count as getting in contact with nature.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Cat’s Cradle. “Time to untangle the knots. Don’t put it off any longer.”

Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Ffaff the Ffooter. This little faery may spend all his time inspecting feet for damage, bad manicures and general misuse, but he has a serious side. He want you to be grounded and to be grounded, you have to pay attention to your feet. Every grounding exercise either begins or ends with your feet and if they are itching from fungus how can you possibly be thinking about keeping them on the ground? So along comes Ffaff, picks up your left foot for examination and finds it lacking so he picks up the right one, forgetting to put the left one down and smack, you hit the ground. Worse yet, Ffaff gets the impression you need an inspection and he didn’t wash his little hands after the last person who had a horrible case of foot fungus. You really want to pamper those dogs, folks…..
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 2 and the element is metal. Dogs find conflict today but the Sheep and Monkeys are having a great day.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “NOW is the time for decisive action.
I let go of my past and I rebuild my life on totally new foundations. The light of my Soul guides me toward new paths and new discoveries for my highest good.” - Anne Marquier
Well, I am tired from battling the Fibro Monster for two days. The pain is finally almost gone. Tonight is put Advantage on the cats as PC brought me a boat load of fleas in from her last escape and they all seem to like me better than the cats. Ah, the joys of cat stewardship…..By-the-way, I get my supplies from www.petshed.com in New Zealand. Yup, I get them faster than from most US companies.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Forecast and Faery Finder for 08-07-08


Lady Jane, Faery Queen and Supreme Ruler of the Known and Unknown Universe.

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Like every cat owner, I think mine are the cutest in the Universe. Little XP runs to my bedroom door, hugs the frame and mews so plaintively to be allowed in to use the kitty pan. I don’t want you to think I have them all crossing their little legs while I am at work. There are plenty of sandpans in the house, but the one in my bedroom is electric! He polices that kitty pan, makes sure it is running properly and has a fit if the reservoir is full. I guess every cat has to have a purpose in life and that is his.
When I got the first electric pan and yes, there have been a long line of them, I set it up in the bedroom. A few minutes later, the old men of the house, Precious, Boop and Mr. Bo Bo were all standing around it watching it run. All they needed were some backwards baseball caps and cigarettes hanging out of their mouths and they would have been human, in a carport, staring at a car motor.
The Kitwits have finally made peace with Lady Jane so all is well in the house. Napoleon, of course, was the first to brave the huge faux Persian and convince her of his intentions. Then Josephina followed suit and a while later, Purrbah gingerly made his way down. I am certain little Purdy von Sweets will also succeed because no one can resist her. She is just do darned cute. She already has Precious and Conner as boyfriends.
Deck: Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Magian: encapsulation. By balancing the activity in both halves of the brain you create a point of power which acts like an antennae sending forth the vibrations that influence those around you. Wow - read that a few times and you will really know the Secret. This balance brings superior abilities of perception. You must keep in mind that with this power, trickery and manipulation of others must be avoided at all costs because the price is your mind.

Astrological Source: Llewellyn’s 2007 Daily Planetary Guide.
Astrologically, the Moon enters Scorpio at 7:26 AM EDT. Although in the popular media Scorpio is known as the sexy sign of the zodiac, in the astrological community it is better known for detective work, intrigue and secrets. It is morning of change for the everyone’s betterment. Get your cheering squad together and go out to lunch to discuss your successes. Join with family and celebrate being together. Don’t let this day pass without being thankful for what you have earned and created.

Deck: Healing with the Fairies.
The Faeries say there are blocks to higher consciousness today. Are you aware that most systems of metaphysical thought were designed not to attain power and abundance but spiritual enlightenment? Maybe you are using them the wrong way.

Today’s Cat Comfort card is Cat Cal. “Don’t be so critical. See the positive in yourself and others.”
Deck: The Fairies’ Oracle by Brian Froud & Jessica MacBeth
Today’s Faery Finder is on the lookout for Gawtcha. He is the out-of-the-blue faery. You know, you walk down the street, all is right with the world and the blue bird of happiness drops a load on your head. Yup, that’s him! Gawtcha has just one simple lesson he wants us to learn; PAY ATTENTION. Nothing is really out of the blue. There are always signs and you should be paying more attention to them. I think Gawtcha has actually given up on me because I can be the most oblivious person in the Universe at times. I never look for ulterior motives. Hey, I’m learning and the lessons have been hard. I am beginning to understand that when I trip over the roots coming into the shop, Gawtcha is hinting I had better pay attention to what is happening that day and he is always right. See if you can figure out what his “tells” are for your life.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 3 and the element is Earth. Roosters find conflict today but the Rat is getting the cheese today.

Today’s Message from the Universe is: “Despite darkness and difficulties, I continue on my path with strength and courage. I persevere. Obstacles vanish one after the other and my most deep-felt wishes are now fulfilled.” -Annie Marquier
All the Llewellyn calendars and 2009 books came in today. New this year is a Fairy calendar and a Dragon calendar. I have plenty of the Spell-A-Day books, because I know how much you love them. In addition for those serious practitioners and those of us who have just gotten really tired of drawing, I have the sets of the Seals of Solomon and Moses, complete with a velvet pouch for carrying them. Check back in a couple of days and they will be up for sale. And, I have more of the steel pentagrams in, that are so perfect for the man in your life or us ladies. I happen to love mine.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Forecast and f\Faery Finder for 08-06-08


Yes, there really is Howler on the rocks. Look closely.
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Fibromyalgia gives you some bad days. This has been two of mine. Have you seen that commercial for the new medicine for it. It helps with that “special” pain. Let me define that special pain for you. It is a pain that no pain reliever touches. Knock me out and I dream I am pain. I went to sleep at 9:30 last night and didn’t really wake up enough to get out of bed until 4 PM today and I still am achy.
As I was limping down the path to the shop, Howler was following me. Howler is one of the strays and at least a half brother to the Kitwits. He is totally feral, and at his age, is still following his mother cat around screaming for her to feed him He is the poster boy for Momma’s Boys. Anyway, he is following me down the path at more than a respectful distance when he encounters a black sweet potato vine (purely ornamental) that has creeped out into the path. It must have caught him on the belly because he did a flip in midair, legs flying out at all angles and landed very badly, looking all around for the alien invader. Well, I told him I wouldn’t tell a soul about it but when I opened the front door, there sat Isis on the monitoring system with this smile on her face that said, “No, but I have it on video.” I swear she was laughing.
When you are sick, things become surreal. I was looking at one of the bedroom doors when I noticed it had feet. Yes, out comes a paw, very slowly, turns up and gently pulls the door open and then the whole cat appears. It seems our errant PC, who keeps escaping and disappearing into the yard for three days at a time, has learned the fine art of opening doors.
When the Kitwits get hungry, they send Purdy von Sweets, to annoy me. She has the ability to stick to your ankle better than Velcro. I have learned a secret. Pick her up and put her on her back and the paws come up to box you. But, if you start scratching the secret place behind her right ear, the front paws just flip forward like levers and the back legs cross and she goes limp.
Today’s Message from the Universe is “Everything that does not contribute to my highest good now vanishes from my life. I let it go. The will of God expresses itself clearly and strongly through the qualities He gave me.
The Path of my life is radiant and free.” -Annie Marquier
Astrologically, Venus enters Virgo at 12:20 AM EDT. Geez, you need a guide to survive the next few days and their major aspects. Number one: no one wants to hear your emotional problems and they will get really antsy and snippy if you start listing them. Avoid temper tantrums. Number two: authorities are not being fair with money or promotions. Number three: You need to learn balance and the reasons for old hurts on your own. Number four: There is just plain too much to do and you wear yourself out if you do not prioritize and not get caught up in the details. Number five: Be specific and never start a sentence with I think or feel. Number six, Venus in Virgo is social but she wants everything on time (which it won’t be), color coordinated and perfectly sterilized. Today, the morning hours are a good time to figure out why people are hurting you and what they have to gain from this. This afternoon avoid emotional outbursts. The evening is a perfect time to consult your ancestors or get a psychic reading.
Today’s Lo Shu Number is 4 and the element is earth. The Monkey finds conflict but the Horse has a great day.

Be on the lookout for Tohaira of the Waters. She is the guardian of all waters. All healing wells and springs are under her care and protection. Her troop of healing faeries keep the waters pure as best they can. She also helps us understand random events and happening. You will find with her help, the reasoning behind things flows much easier.
Today’s Cat Comfort Card is: Suncat. “Feel your own sunshine radiating within.”
The Faeries say enjoy the magic of nature today and let it recharge your batteries.
Today’s Tarot Card is the Star: revelation. Meditation and just letting go will bring physical and emotional benefits. Meditation allows ideas from your subconscious to enter the conscious and influence you daily decisions in a way that allows them to manifest. You will return to the source of your power, build new self confidence and resourcefulness. You will be able to face anything.
I have been wondering since Lughnassad why one of the primary components in Lughnassad and Llamas oil is lime. I finally dug out “Helping Yourself with Magickal Oils A-Z” by Maria Soloman, my bible on oils, and discovered that when used in a room it raises the energy in the room. Now it makes more sense. Books and decks can be purchased at my store web site: www.cosmicsalamander.com