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  • How Your Sun Sign Can Help You Set Boundaries with Others

    How your sun sign can help you set boundaries with others
    Though it's certainly important to be there for those you love, do you feel as if others sometimes have the tendency to take advantage of your kindness? Are there people in your life who are often in need, yet unwilling to do the slightest thing to help themselves? Learn how to use your Sun sign to disarm anyone who threatens to usurp your energy!

    Aries
    Among all the Sun signs, you're least likely to succumb to an energy vampire. You may feel tempted to be a hero by rescuing someone who's playing the victim ... but you'll encourage them to rescue themselves instead.

    Taurus
    As one of the most grounded signs in the zodiac, you seem to attract people who are constantly in crisis. You can minimize this by helping others create their own stability, rather than being the one who creates stability for them.

    Gemini
    You tend to attract people who like to chit-chat, which can deplete your time and energy. How can you help yourself in such a situation? Know when (and how) to stop a

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  • Mercury Retrograde: Think Before You Speak!

    Mercury retrograde: think before you speak!
    Expect rampant foot-in-mouth syndrome during Mercury's retrograde period in Sagittarius, November 24 - December 14. Not only will you be more inclined to speak before you think, but even your most innocent comments could well be misconstrued. Snafus galore will be par for the course during this transit -- and under the domain of the Archer, your blunders will be all out in the open!

    At times like this, humor can go awry, so make sure your jokes translate and are not ill-timed. Missives that seem hilarious to you may fall flat -- or worse, seem offensive to the receiver. Consider your words carefully and weed out anything that sounds brash, judgmental or preachy. One minute, you may think you're just horsing around; the next minute, you've alienated someone.

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    Also keep in mind that you're more likely now to fall into the mightier-than-thou trap, so it's best to avoid politics,

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  • A Sign-by-sign Survival Guide to Thanksgiving

    A sign-by-sign survival guide to Thanksgiving
    Not that you need a Thanksgiving survival guide, but because you're grateful for your family -- grateful they don't live with you year-round! -- here's a sign-by-sign rundown of how to approach Turkey Day this year. Keep your attitude of gratitude ... and hopefully also your sanity!


    ARIES: Circulate your blood.
    That's what keeps it from boiling, you know. It's easy to forego physical activity as you tend to the meals, clean-up and extra needs that come with family gatherings. But you'll be in better spirits if you remember to prioritize your workout.

    TAURUS: Be a master of focus.
    Not your own focus -- rather, that of your guests. You have more control over it than you think. Need we remind you that you're the Earth sign grounding influence for your group? Bring their focus to the wonderful food, the lovely scent of pumpkin pie and how lucky you are to enjoy it all with your loved ones.

    GEMINI: Get trendy.
    You're always in a good mood when you're trying something new. Whether it's

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  • Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Make the Most of Thanksgiving!

    Solar eclipse in Sagittarius: make the most of Thanksgiving!
    Thanksgiving Day this year sees a solar eclipse in Sagittarius, so let its exuberant energy help you turn tight funds into a fun feast with loved ones. Don't let a shortage of cash get in the way of everyone's fun (and appetite)!


    Aries will bring out old holiday mementos, ornaments and outfits to give their celebration a homey theme at very little cost. As always, their enthusiasm will be infectious.

    Similarly, Taurus will dig eagerly for holiday trinkets that have been hidden away over the years ... and they'll be delighted with their discoveries!

    Gemini will realize that the only thing that really matters is love. The eclipse in their opposite sign of partnerships will make them happy just to snuggle with their partner.

    As usual, Cancer's role will be one of nurturing. They normally like to add a touch of luxury, but in today's tough times, they'll be happy just to be of service to others.

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  • Use Your Astrological Element to Better Understand Your Sibling!

    Use your astrological element to better understand your sibling!
    Understanding the element that rules your sibling can help you strengthen your common bond. After all, wouldn't you rather enjoy each other's company than fall into the trap of having the same old, triggered arguments? No one has a shared history quite like you and your sibling!

    Fire sibling: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
    Fire siblings are active, feisty and able to deal well with tension. They have a competitive side and can become bored easily, so sports or other physical activities are ideal ways to connect. You'll find it easiest to get along with a Fire sibling if you're an Air sign.

    Earth sibling: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
    Earth siblings are practical, conservative, reliable and very aware of timeliness. They're also dependable and have a deep liking for the physical world, so spending time outdoors, at a spa, cooking or gardening together is a terrific way for the two of you to bond. They crave stability to feel safe. Earth siblings are easiest to relate to if you're a Water sign.

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  • 11.11.11: What's All the Buzz About?


    11.11.11



    People all over the world are trying to find meaning in the symmetry of Friday's date, November 11, 2011. The numbers 11.11.11 seem to speak of some marvelous, mysterious meaning. Hollywood will be giving us another nightmare of a movie,
    11-11-11, which insists, "The end is now", whereas new agers are viewing this day as an energy gateway to spiritual dimensions and global unity.

    So on the continuum of cultural meaning, how can the rest of us look at this imagined marker for change?


    You can rest assured that 11.11.11 will not be the end of anything -- neither time nor the world. The date is based on the western Gregorian calendar, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. Other cultures used other calendars, so we are not seeing a cosmic marker here, but rather a cultural one.

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    Let's look at number symbolism. Many people have noticed at one time or another the clock reading 11:11, attaching

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  • How each sun sign approaches home decor

    Do you love do-it-yourself home projects? Or are you better off hiring a decorator? Are you more beach house chic or country charm? See what your Sun sign has to say about how you approach decorating your home!

    Aries
    Rams love a challenge. After all, you could probably buy a fixer-upper and flip it into a profit. However, don't expect things to go smoothly, for Aries people have a knack for attracting all kinds of obstacles. Your best bet is to tackle as many projects as you can handle on your own; only hire contractors you can rely on. Otherwise, sparks might fly!

    Taurus
    You love beautiful things and appreciate the finer things in life. Bulls also have a strong connection to nature, so don't hesitate to bring natural elements into your home -- hardwood floors, cherry furniture and leaf prints are just a few ideas. While you're at it, go ahead and splurge on some key pieces that could double as investments.

    Gemini
    Gemini folks don't have a specific style -- rather, these eclectic

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  • Spooky Halloween romance ideas from the cosmos!

    Here's a Halloween tip: Fake plastic turds are not sexy. But scientists will surely agree that adrenaline is. If you can jolt your big, brave man out of his skin and get a surge of crazy adrenaline pumping through him, it'll definitely put some candy in his bowl (so to speak)! Here are a few tricks you can try that'll treat him.

    Scary Writing on the Wall
    Write a freaky message on the mirror, or in the shower, with your wet finger. The natural oils of your fingertip will be invisible until he steams up the room. Check your work by steaming up the surface with your breath. A few ideas:
    - "I'm watching you -- every inch of you."
    - "You look delicious."
    - "Wash up good -- you're about to be eaten."
    Which Sun signs should try it: Cancer, Scorpio and Virgo -- because they'll likely be in the mood to follow through.

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    Pull a Mystery Spook
    This one takes some solid acting on

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  • The Sun enters Scorpio: release and transform

    "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom."
    - William Blake

    "Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call."
    - Sylvia Plath

    "If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve."
    - Anonymous

    When the Sun shifts gears on October 23 from the sign of equilibrium, Libra, into Scorpio's dark and dramatic waters, we must all heed the call to excess. Forget about mediocrity or middle ground -- such tame temperance has no place in the realm of Scorpio!

    Get ready, as we are all about to go off the deep end. How else can we truly know what it means to hit bottom? We've got to be willing to plummet into our own psychic underworlds to find our core, our real and true selves. Those who try to remain in the shallow waters during the reign of Scorpio will miss out on the

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  • Full moon in Aries: love is a battlefield

    "Think slow -- act fast."
    -- Buster Keaton (Libra born near a full Moon in Aries)

    Gear up, grab your helmet and put your ego in check -- the firebrand full Moon in Aries is about to butt heads with us all! This is our annual reminder to face life and love with an attitude that says, "Bring it!"


    There's no beating around the bush while the Moon rages full in Aries. Putting off action for a later date is courting disaster at a time when love relationships become super-heated and intensity erupts like a volcano. If you feel like you're being treated in second-class fashion, it's time to pull out the big guns!

    This is a time for action when you'll feel a sense of urgency all around. Patience is in short supply right now, so don't push buttons or promise things you aren't ready to act upon immediately.

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    Are you a lover or a fighter? Whichever way you lean, having it out with the

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