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The August 2019 Horizons is now online and here are the horoscopes

The August 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/8-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/8-19/mobile/index.html.  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, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2019. 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 2019.  

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) This is your time for fun and play. Mars and Venus in Leo whisper through your days like a breath of fresh air. Mars and Venus together in any sign create a special glow, but it’s extra special to have them in a compatible fire sign. Enjoy this ‘free energy’ now, Aries. The only thing you need to look out for is too much of a good thing. Your fire burns hot and fast and this sometimes leads to burn out. Get lots of sleep, and have an absolutely fab month.  Continue reading

The July 2019 Horizons is now online and here are the horoscopes

July 2019

The July 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/7-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/7-19/mobile/index.html.  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, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2019. 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 2019.  

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Check your car insurance prices, I saved $1375 by leaving Liberty Mutual

I hadn’t checked car insurance prices in years. I was stunned when I did. You should really check yours. My Liberty Mutual renewal was going to be $2425/yr.
Geico quoted me $1332 for the exact same coverage.
Progressive quoted me $1210 for the exact same coverage.
AAA south quoted me $1050 for the exact same coverage
— THEN I went to Liberty Mutual online and asked for a quote and it was $1774 for the exact same coverage they want me to renew at $2425.  WTAF?????

AAA south is my new carrier.

The June 2019 Horizons is now online and here are the horoscopes

June 2019

The June 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/6-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version ahttp://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/6-19/mobile/index.html 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, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2019. 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 2019.  

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Whining about my hair

I can keep whining and lamenting the loss of inches of hair or I can enjoy having a wispier cut for the hot summer months and look forward to it growing back before I know it. Which do you think will give me the results I want quickest?

Note to self: next time, go to salon BEFORE picking up scissors. I didn’t realize that evening it up meant losing long strands in the front. This is good for my sadhana, letting me see how identified with my hair I’d become and how vain about it. A good reminder that everything goes away, It all becomes dust in the wind. I should enjoy what I have when I have it.

I dig watching the Burn Notice Miami street scenes

I’ve been watching Burn Notice on Hulu, set in Miami and Miami Beach. I enjoy seeing how all the old locations look now. It’s fun to recognize many of the neighborhoods, particularly the downtown area where the courthouses were and where I worked since my 20’s as a criminal defense paralegal. The Star Island and Hibiscus Island, Palm Island locations reminded me of several high-profile criminal defendants we had that were in the news at the time. But to tell my story would be telling their story and I don’t have authority to do that. Needless to say I loved my job, I was good at it and every day was a trip.

Brother Louv and the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church

Watching Burn Notice filmed in Miami, I recognized one of the properties on Star Island as being formerly owned by clients we represented in the 80s: Brother Louv and the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church, known for smoking marijuana as part of its worship services at their mansion on Star Island. I remember for trial we would walk the 4 blocks to the federal courthouse from the law office in a group of like 20, surrounded by reporters and curiosity seekers. I worked for some dynamic attorneys with high profile cases that got lots of media attention. Here’s an article from The Miami Herald August 2, 1981 The Brother Louv Story by staff writer Carl Hiaasen https://www.druglibrary.net/olsen/RASTAFARI/tropic.html

Here’s a Video from Square Grouper – The Zion Coptic Mansion on Star Island. In 1975, the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church purchased a mansion on the exclusive Star Island to serve as their Miami headquarters. They soon fell into conflict with their neighbors, who didn’t appreciate Coptics arriving and leaving all day and night or the thick cloud of marijuana smoke that blanketed the property like a fog. https://vimeo.com/39662748

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_Zion_Coptic_Church

Do you meet ALL your exes in Heaven?

A friend mused under a starry sky just how many “stars” in her own life had gone out before her. She wondered what kind of place they were in and if they’d meet again. Then she worried how that would work with several exes who didn’t get along and children she was estranged from.

That didn’t sound like heaven, that sounded like hell. “I already have that now.” Then she worried how she could GO to hell if she’s already IN hell and I told her,

If you focus on it enuff, you can talk yourself into anything.” She mused it might be a good time to start making peace with her past. She wanted them all to step up and admit their part and apologize to her and mean it.

“A great idea,” I said, “you go first.”

Wesak Full Moon is on May 18, 2019

The full moon tonight is also the Wesak  full moon.  Wesak is the first full Moon in Taurus.  At thWesak full moon every year, many celebrate Buddha’s Birthday, receiving the love of Buddha and connecting with all humanity.  Wesak is the most holy time in the Buddhist calendar, the Buddha being the expression of the Wisdom of God, the embodiment of light and the indicator of divine purpose. It is a day for meditation and for radiating Loving-Kindness.

At Wesak and during daily puja, we say The Great Invocation: 
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.  
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