Monthly Archives: June 2018

The July 2018 Horizons is now online, here are the horoscopes

Cover art by Esmeralda Raven Aponte

The July 2018 Horizons is now online at . The  flipbook version is at  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, read here Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes:   Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.    Continue reading

Sleuthing my mysterious tongue swelling

The last 6 months I’ve had one side of my tongue swell up in an “allergic reaction.” I’ve never had food allergies that I know of.  I know our system changes over time and allergies can move in and out, 2 Benadryl stops it within 2 hours or less.  A couple of nurse friends tell me it would go down on its own without the bennies. These are the dates it’s swelled up. I’ve listed what I ate the previous day to determine what the trigger may be. My uneducated guess after reading these notes thru 6-28-18 is that I’d eaten ham each day EXCEPT for 6-27-18 where I did eat ½ a turkey burger.  Note, the past 6 months I’ve had packaged ham every week with no problem, I think the sodium from the processed meat (and Tums and Alka Selter Plus) may have caught up with me and is detoxing out my tongue.  I may have taken 2-4 Tums each day.
Research online tells me meat allergies develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment that typically causes no problem.  I’ve included links showing symptoms I may be developing a meat allergy. I’ll tell you, my inner guidance tells me I don’t hafta stop meat altogether but I could definitely use a rest from it and I can ingest far less of it in the future. Good to know.

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Even the chillest of us have rocky days

Even the chillest of us have them at times. Those PTSD flashbacks about stuff you thought you was long over, triggered by the simplest of events. The last 2 days have been — I was going to say rough on body and soul — but nothing is rough on the soul. That’s some myth my mind makes up to make excuses for why I’ve attracted a few rocky days. Don’t get me wrong, nothing drastic happened. It began with a 4 hour delay on Friday that me pouting about dominoed it into an overly long workday. I knew I was snappy so I turned down an offer for help so I didn’t drag anyone else into my vibe. When I’m pouty, I’m happy for physical work done on my own to take me out of it.    Continue reading

Morning chants, Sarva Mangalye and Amma Taye

A friend asked what chants I have found helpful, significant, these are ones I say daily in rotation. The first chant is the Sarva Mangala , the Durga mantra. It basically is a Hindu version of “Blessed Mother who oversees the material world, bless us and protect us.
”Sarva mangala mangalye, Shive, sarvartha sadhake,
Saranye triambike Gowri, narayani namos thuthe.

Sar’ va man’ ga la Mahn’ ga lay
Shi’ vay Sar’ vaa tha’ Sad’ ee kay’
Sha’ ran yay’ Tray am’ bee kay’ Gowri
Na’ raya nee’ Na mos’ too tay
Na’ raya nee’ Na mos’ too tay (repeat the chant in sets of 3)

Here it is

The second chant: Here is the Amma Taye (in Tamil)
Ama Ama Taye
Akhi landash vari niye
Anna purnesh vari Taye
O-o-o-o Adi Parashakti Niye

(Amma Taye=Oh Mama, Mama, Divine Mother, Goddess of the Universe, Nourisher of all creatures. You are the Primal Supreme Power; Akilanda=Lord of Origin; Ishwara=Sun)

Here it is by Bhagavan Das

The process works no matter the topic, even the immigrant children

I was asked today about the MECHANICS of changing thought and then a few friends got emotional over the TOPIC and shifted the convo away from the process. That’s exactly how we get derailed in the manifestion process. We let ourselves get distracted and derailed. Don’t let EMOTION of any TOPIC prevent you from remembering the PROCESS. The process of relieving a situation by removing your attention from it, by replacing the thoughts of it with thoughts of something else, something happier and more optimistic.

I’d posted on Facebook that one of my favorite quotes was “As hopeless as any situation feels it’s really only your thoughts that you are dealing with and you have the power to change those” by Louise Hay. FB friend Sharon asked, “What about the kids taken from their parents? How is that just a thought I am dealing with?”    Continue reading

Use pre-1982 copper pennies to keep algae out of the birdbath

I just scrubbed the algae out of the birdbath in the courtyard. I moved the birdbath a few months ago and it’s now more in the sun. I’m going to put pre-1982 pennies into the water to keep the algae at bay. I’d tossed pennies in before but it didn’t work. I used the wrong year pennies. When I researched it myself, I learned before 1982, pennies contained more copper. After 1982, they contain 95% zinc. I could also use a piece of copper tubing in the water. Copper is biostatic, which means that many types of algae, bacteria and fungi will not adhere to it or grow on it. Here’s my newly cleaned bird bath with the pre 1982 copper pennies in it.

RELATED: Will Copper Keep a Bird Bath Clean?

How do I get a Green Card?

I’ve been asked where to get the below info.

1. How to apply for US citizenship. To become a U.S. citizen, you must have had a Permanent Resident (Green) Card for at least five years. NOTE: You do NOT have to be a citizen to be legal. You must have a green card to be legal. See

2. Green Cards and Permanent Residence in the U.S. See

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