AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
Re: Shrove Tuesday By: kts Moderator / Adept Feb 17, 2015
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Happy Fuasnut Day! It is a tradition in my area to eat this treat today and I have never gone a year without eating one on Fat Tuesday. I will also give them up for at least 40 days as I do each year. Blessing to all who are ashed tomorrow and blessing to all who are not!
Re: Shrove Tuesday By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Feb 17, 2015
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Shrove,not Strove. Originally a Pagan festival, a feast day of celebration. Mardi Gras. In early Christian days, Shrove Tuesday was the day when the people were "shriven", that is, looking back on the year to see what "sins" may have been committed that have not yet been "confessed", a time of "confession". It was also a time, from Pagan years, to eat what was left of the year's food, to start again in Spring. To Christians, it was a feast day, as well as a confession day, for the last feast before Lent, which was (and still is!) a time of forty days of fasting. It is also a day when the palms of the previous Palm Sunday were burnt, and the congregations "anointed" with the ash on the next day, Ash Wednesday; the first day of Lent. In England, and some other countries, it is also known as Pancake Tuesday. Children love this day!
Re: Shrove Tuesday By: Nekoshema / Novice Feb 17, 2015
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This is actually the first year I've heard people call it 'Pancake Day' while I get why people call it that I find it laughable.
If memory serves it's not 'the last supper' but it's the day before Jesus goes into the desert so you eat carbs to prepare for the fast [or today you binge on chocolate before giving it up lol] many of my family members obtain from eating meat today, and stick to carbs. [they're also the type who eat fish on Fridays so I don't think it's widely observed]
Well my boyfriend and I are joining my mom at church for a pancake meal [would pass up a chance for all you can eat pancakes!] hope everyone has a good day and can give something up for the full 40 days [coming from a family who does, it's the first week that's the hardest. Also, tell people what you gave up, otherwise you might come home to find fresh baked cookies when you gave them up]