Starcats' Astro Blast

Astrology and spirituality for a new millennium. Planet news, inspiration and how-to's that will see you through life's ups and downs. This is real stuff for real people!
STARCATS, Feb 10, 2016
Claudia Starcats
Keen.com Ext. 069048
Secret revealed: the most irritating question for an advisor is “what is he/she ‘thinking’ or ‘feeling’”? Thoughts and feelings are not intentions, actions and outcomes! Thoughts and feelings are passive. What counts is ACTION. Asking direct questions so your advisor can predict real outcomes clears out fantasy thus paving the way for realistic timeline predictions. If you want to manifest your heart’s desire, ask the RIGHT questions! If you’re unsure of what to ask, let your advisor help you focus. Just ask! SPIRIT is literal and unless questions are clear, answers are liable to be too diffuse! Suggested phrasing for questions from my Keen Page: Will we make up or break up?
Will we divorce or reconcile?
Is he/she ready to be in a relationship yet?
Is his/her ex still in the picture?
Does this relationship have a long-term future?
Is he/she telling me the truth about . . .?
Has he/she reconnected with an Ex?
Is he/she dating others?
Will he or she Return to me?
Is the rumor about . . . true? Tuesday, February 13, 2018: I’m ON 4 calls and Chats! I look forward to channeling updates, outcomes & timelines for you! ****** Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed and rearranged to relocate us to the place we’re meant to be. “An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb.
Law of Attraction: Positive $$$ Affirmations

OPEN YOUR MIND TO RECEIVE


• I always have more than enough money to meet my needs.
• I am a good person and I deserve a happy, healthy abundant life.
• • Unexpected money simply falls into my lap exactly when I need it.
• • God is my Source and Supply for all material and spiritual Substance.
• • I forgive any and all debt owed to me. My thoughts are completely centered on abundance.
• • I attract enriching, enjoyable and generous circumstances.
• • I receive money simply by thinking luxuriously.
• • I receive my Divine Inheritance from The Source of All because I am worthy of God’s love.
• I will always have more than enough money.
• • My bank account is bulging with money.
• • I release all doubt and resistance to receiving money guilt free.
• • I am grateful for everything I have today and MORE abundance is on the way!
• • It is right for me to be wealthy.
• • It is safe for me to be wealthy and share my bounty.
• • I am debt free!
• • I deserve abundance and all the joy that brings.
• • The more I give the more I receive.
• • Money is unlimited!
• • The door opens for me to access all the money I want and need.
• • Life is beautiful and generous. I am safe.

Start working with these affirmations and open your mind to receive! Start a journal. Write down your fears then use the affirmations above, or ones you create yourself, to counter any fear or negativity that may rush into your mind. Be gentle with yourself. Understand we all have to start where we are in order to get to where we want to be! Why not purchase a beautiful special box called “My God Box?” Write goals, dreams and desires on slips of paper and keep them in your “GB”. Divine Mind knows what’s in your heart and will bring you blessings you seek when the time is ripe. Your “GB” is also your safe place to put your (written) prayers when help is needed in times of anxiety and struggle. You’d be amazed at how many prayers are answered and wishes granted in one 30-day period!

Just for you!

Have a happy, joyous and romantic Valentine’s Day in February 2018.

"Everyone deserves romance and joy and all that is good. Romance is a passionate desire felt by lovers for each other, and it can also be a deep devotion to another. I believe in preparing for the romance and being ready to nourish it. Be loving, and you will be lovable. Be open and receptive. Allow love to flow and radiate out from you in all directions. The more love you use, the more it returns to you."- Louise Hay

• I AM LOVE. I cannot be anything but LOVE.




• Romance finds me wherever I go.
• I attract romance in the most magical and unexpected ways.
• I find romance during the simplest moments of my day.
• I attract only healthy relationships.
• I release any desperation I may have and allow love to find me.
• I have a wonderful partner and we are both happy and at peace.
• My partner is sensitive, romantic, and understanding of my desires.
• I attract romance everywhere I go.
• My partner always looks for little ways to be romantic every day.
• I can readily and easily express my romantic feelings to my partner.
• I release all desperation and allow love to find me quickly.
• I enjoy feeling romantic and sexy.
• I give and receive love
• I deserve love
• I now believe that relationships can be joyful and fun
• I am open to receive loving relationships
• I open up to others I give and receive love
• Love is coming to me easily and effortlessly
• I am attracting loving relationships into my life
• I am now ready for a relationship
• I am ready for a healthy, loving relationship.
• All of my relationships are meaningful and fulfilling.
• As I share my love with others the universe mirrors love back to me.
• I see everyone I meet as a soul mate.
• I trust the universe to know the type of partner who is perfect for me.
• Today I release fear and open my heart to true love.
• I am grateful for the people in my life.
• I am the perfect partner for my perfect partner.
• I deserve a loving, healthy relationship.
• I deserve to be loved and I allow myself to be loved.
• All my relationships are now loving and harmonious
• I now attract the perfect partner into my life
• I deserve love and happiness
• I attract only loving and uplifting people into my life
• My friends are mutually loving and supportive
• The past has no power over me, I forgive all those that need my forgiveness and I forgive myself
• I love and accept myself the way I am and I love and accept others in the same way
• Everyone I come into contact with appreciates me for the wonderful person that I am
• I make friends easily wherever I go
• I know that I deserve Love and accept it now
• I give out Love and it is returned to me multiplied
• I rejoice in the Love I encounter everyday
• I have a wonderful partner and we are both happy and at peace
• I release any desperation and allow love to find me
• I attract only healthy relationships
MERCURY RETROGRADE December 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017! Your personal calendar notes: Mercury Retrograde cycles for 2017: December 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017, at 1:43a (PT); April 9 at 4:15p to May 3, 9:33a August 12 at 6:01p to September 5, 4:30a December 2, 11:34p to the 22nd at 5:51p Cautions for Mercury Retrograde – DON’T 1. DON’T get engaged! Don’t buy the engagement ring. That rule stands for Venus, Mars and Jupiter retrogrades too! 2. TRAVEL – if you must travel on Mercury retrograde, i.e., this Christmas/New Year holiday, expect long lines, delays and possible postponements of meetings. Don’t be surprised if dates or meeting that new person need to be rescheduled. 3. Do NOT start a new romance! You can meet new potential partners, but take it slow and casual. No staking claims until after January 8! 4. Car Repairs – or buying a new car. 5. Big ticket electronic purchases: TV’s, Cell phones, computers, laptops and software. If you MUST buy, get the extended service warranty contract. 6. Saying YES to new job or starting the job before January 8. 7. Don’t Schedule business meetings, doctor/dental appointments, sign-up for a seminar, schedule a retreat, spa weekend, or sign up for DIY workshops. 8. Don’t start any new projects or give a pitch for a big new idea until after January 8. 9. Don’t sign any contracts, agreements, legal documents, binding mediation agreements, or open an escrow whether you’re the buyer or seller! 10. Don’t take on a roommate! 11. Don’t hire a housekeeper, employee, or nanny unless you absolutely MUST. 12. No plastic surgery, makeovers or wardrobe updates. These same rules apply when Venus, Jupiter and Mars are retrograde too). 13. Don’t roll over your IRA, cash out your 401K, take any financial advice, change brokers, sell stocks (unless you absolutely must) or otherwise fiddle with your portfolio! POSTPONING in favor of re-honing, re-thinking, re-organizing, re-evaluating, re-doing, re-membering, re-jecting, re-newing, re-generating are just some of the keywords that guide our actions over this 3 week period. Mercury retrogrades 3 to 4 times a year. While frustrating when machines malfunction, cars need repairs, and people can't seem to commit to a cup of coffee (let alone a relationship), the UP side is that we're given a chance to sweep out what doesn't work in favor of harvesting better results once Mercury is back in sync.
Starcast January 9-16, 2012



Monday's vibrant Leo Moon doesn't kick in until late in the evening, and before then we'll Moon (still in Cancer) making a square to dour Saturn at 6:25 pm PST/9:25 pm EST. For a couple of hours you or your love interest might be a bit moody or standoffish. Saturn with Moon isn't a pleasant, supportive combination. But since Moon moves quickly from one planet relationship to another (covering all 12 signs of the zodiac in about 28 days each month), rest assured that pleasant outcomes and enthusiastic mood changes are in store.

Tuesday is a day where there are no exact aspects hitting any planets at all. The day might drift and starting projects might seem frustrating because without planetary support, nothing comes together. The Moon (still in Leo) will oppose (confrontations) Venus late in the evening. If you're out and about, take care not to step on a female friend's toes. The Moon's sextile to stablizing Saturn thereafter brings solid grounding so it's unlikely that there will be any lingering hard feelings.

Thursday's Moon to Virgo brings a lot of aspects into play. The more aspects, the more action and since the Moon is in mutable (changeable) Virgo, be prepared to rock and roll with the positivity! Plans can be set for the weekend that include not only dates and intimate time, but fun in social settings where you and your "other" can let your hair down! Saturday ushers in the Libra Moon requiring us to pay closer attention to relationships of all kinds and the  cordiality and good manners required to appear "appropriate" in all situations.

The Last Quarter Moon on Monday, January 16 at 26 degrees of the sign Libra has this Sabian Symbol:

"An Eagle and a Large White Dove Turning Constantly Into Each Other."

This image calls us to harmonize and balance the two sides of our nature. It's a call to blend and manage two distinct sides: the eagle is a symbol of strength, endurance, battle, and is symbolic of the spirit flying upward. The Dove is symbolic of peace, compassion, tender-heartedness and gentleness. These two sides of us are important for our growth and survival but must be blended so that they are expressed the right way in every circumstance.

This symbol is a call to all of us to examine and integrate parts of us that can sometimes get lost in the mix of the everyday changeable shuffle between our public, private and most intimate lives. It's a call to 'see' ourselves in a new light.

As a Last Quarter Moon fades into it's Balsamic (waning) moments before the birth of the New Moon (January 22), let the releasing flow of this lunation aid you in letting go of any imbalances that might be frustrating you. Waning moons are powerful times of inner cleansing both emotionally and physically.
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"Knowing Love,
I will allow things to come and go,
To be as supple as the wind, and take everything that comes with great courage . . .
My heart is as open as the sky." (last two lines from the film KAMA SUTRA)

Happy New Year and let's get set to jet with the year's first lunation, a Full Moon on January 8, 2012!



The Full Moon at 19 Cancer Sabian Symbol: "A Fragile Miss, Represenatative of Proud Old Blood, is Wed in a Marriage Ceremony by a Priest to an Eager Youth of the New Order."

This symbol connects the past with the present and the future; old line conservatism with the progressive new; staid tradition blends with modern fashion; old ideas get revamped to match current times and trends; the old year (2011) flows seamlessly into the new year (2012).

Along with more obvious interpretations of this symbol lies the more subtle or spiritual directive:

Old ideas about relationships and expectations of what they are supposed to BE or LOOK LIKE or turn out to be have to be put aside to correspond with the RIGHT NOWNESS of what is really taking place. So, it's a call reality  and TIMING as well as taking stock of ourselves in this new year to 1) make any changes in ourselves we've been contemplating so that we're 'ready' for the next step in relationship; and 2) shake off anxiety and expectation that the way relationships 'used' to work is how they're supposed to work now.

I don't mean that we accept the unacceptable nor do I advocate twisting ourselves into pretzels to accommodate a potential partner who appears to be less than willing to meet us half way. By making personal changes (step 1) we put ourselves into higher Self alignment where it becomes easier to shake off unrealistic expectations in relationships that aren't yet ready to get off the ground!

We all have expectations and 'rules' we want others to follow whether we're keen (no pun intended!) to admit it or not. What we can do some thinking about during this Full Moon is bringing to our attention:

what kind of traps do we set up for ourselves when we continue to behave in the same ways expecting different results? The radical new thought that leads to our success starts with a cleansing -- a real taking of stock to examine what about lives needs uncluttering. What in ourselves needs changing??

Whether you start the change process on the outside -- (decluttering the house or garage) or on the inside (doing a healthy cleansing fast, or reviewing personal growth goals), use this upcoming Full Moon to RELEASE the old and set your intention for the kind of YOU you want to be so that you're in line to attract (or keep!) the relationship you want!

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"Knowing Love,
I will allow things to come and go,
To be as supple as the wind, and take everything that comes with great courage . . .
My heart is as open as the sky." (last two lines from the film KAMA SUTRA)

Wednesday, December 21-22 marks the Winter Solstice!


Wednesday, December 21-22 marks the Winter Solstice. The Sun reaches 0 degrees Capricorn at 9:30 pm 12/21 on the West Coast and 12:30 am 12/22 on the East Coast. The Winter Solstice marks our longest night of the year. Dark overtakes light. But at the instant the dark prevails, the mystical reversal takes place -- the sun gets reborn!

This is the Yin and  Yang of it. Who can say when the darkness turns into its opposite? This is the magic of the four seasonal changes we experience each year (Sun at 0 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn).

The Sabian Symbol for the Winter Solstice Degree is:  "An Indian Chief Claims Recognition and Power From the Assembled Tribe." This degree symbol is active every year at the time the Sun (Leadership) is ruled by Saturn (authority). This is a lesson the right use of power.

Whether it is a re-claiming our authentic inner authority or rising to a new level of responsibility, our ability to lead so often means that we are to follow. As Chinese philosopher Lao Tse said, to lead is to lead from behind. That is, observe what is needed, then, through example, set the tone by encouraging and mentoring those around you.

The Winter Solstice is also a time to celebrate the light's rebirth by doing your own candle lighting ritual. The veil between worlds is thinner at various times of the year, and this is one of those very powerful spiritual times. Remembering our ancestors by creating an altar of rembrance is often done at this time. Also, creating an altar of candles where you meditate on your hopes, dreams, wishes and goals is another powerful ritual. By the Spring Equinox (Sun at 0 Aries) you will see results of what you intend at the Winter Solstice!

Christmas Eve brings us our first lunation since December 10th's total Lunar Eclipse -- a New Moon -- at 3 Capricorn. The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon is: "The Human Soul, in Its Eagerness for New Experience Seeks Embodiment."

This symbol is always seeded each year when the Sun crosses over it, but to have the Moon meeting up with the Sun on the exact day makes it super powerful. Precisely because it comes after the aforementioned lunar eclipse. Events that happened from November 25th's Solar Eclipse up to the Lunar Eclipse of 12/10 now reach a place of calm after so much upheaval.

Also, since this is a New Moon in earthy Capricorn, we're able to start a new cycle where what we've been hoping for and planning for can finally begin to MANIFEST on the earth plane!

TIMING IS EVERYTHING! The upheaval with eclipse cycles is the shake up, shake loose, shake free phase of preparing the ground for EMBODIMENT of not only a new level of soul understanding but of the outpicturing or manifestation of great hopes and dreams!

Jupiter moves into direction motion on Christmas day, the day after the New Moon. Jupiter is in earthy Taurus ruled by Goddess of the Law of Attraction Venus. With Jupiter AND the New Moon in a harmonious trine aspect to Capricorn based Pluto (God of wealth emerging from the underworld), we have what astrologers call a GRAND EARTH TRINE. When we have a lot of earth, we have the best potential for energy to reveal itself in FORM.

Make very good use of the Solstice energy and the New Moon this upcoming week. Let the 'doors of perception' open within as you visualize what you want as we wrap up this year and move into the next!

REMEMBER:

TIMING IS EVERYTHING!
We don't need to know the HOW. That is the universe's business! Spirit makes a way when we don't see the way. The heavens know WHEN and HOW. Our just is to trust and believe!
Whether we're concerned about love, money or career, delays are NOT denials!
To find out what YOUR timing is for Love, Money & Career, give me a call! I'm Psychic 4U!

Warmest wishes,
Claudia Starcats
Keen.com Ext. 069048


The Moon is in Vibrant Libra as of 12:51 pm PDT/3:51 EDT until Friday, October 8th at about the same time when it switches into Scorpio.



Keywords: Libra, the Justice sign, is idealistic, socially savvy, a good therapist, lawyer, counselor, astrologer, a peacemaker, diplomat, refined, poised, gracious and graceful, fair-minded, artistically creative, cooperative, intellectual, extroverted, and sometimes indecisive.

Next Power Lunation: October 7, 2010 NEW MOON at 14 Libra 24.

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Planet News:

Reminder: Friday, October 8th, Venus, ruler of both Taurus and Libra, goes retrograde until November 18, the same day Jupiter also starts his move forward again.

From now until November 18, monitor your expectations. Venus, the goddess of The Law of Attraction, doesn't operate with all her powers during retrograde. Neither does Jupiter, the planet associated with growth and expansion. Jupiter has been retrograde since July 23rd, so we've already been witness to the proverbial balloon bust that accompanies a Jupiter slow-down.

This is a time to take stock of what you'd like to be launching and manifesting once the two benefics (good ones) go back to direct motion on November 18th. The good news is that we're likely to have a lovely holiday season with both of the goody bringers being back on top of their game!


Meditate to stay centered and patient

Keep in mind that these two retrogrades don't mean that nothing good is going to come along or nothing new or important can't blossom if it's already been in the works. It just might take longer! By long I'm not talking forever, either. It's just that we're wise to remain more patient and continue to build conditions in our own lives to RECEIVE the good we've planted seeds for!


Keep your light alive!

REMEMBER:

TIMING IS EVERYTHING!
Whether our current challenges involve love relations, money or jobs, momentary setbacks need not limit our future success!

To find out what YOUR timing is for Love, Money & Career, give me a call! I'm Psychic 4U!

Warmest wishes,
Claudia Starcats
Keen.com Ext. 069048
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STARCATS' UPDATE October 2, 2010

The Moon is in Vibrant Leo until Monday, October 4 at 3:00 pm EDT.


Keywords: Leo is a fixed fire sign and is ambitious, loves to be center stage, has star power, charisma, is speculative, extroverted, optimistic, honorable, dignified, confident, proud, dramatic, flamboyant, generious, competitive and a persuasive leader and orator.

Next Lunation: October 7, 2010 NEW MOON at 14 Libra 24.


World Affairs (personal astrology is below this section): This Moon conjoins the United State's natal Saturn and squares (challenges) the USA's Cancerian Sun. Since it takes Saturn 29 1/2 years to go around the zodiac, the USA is also in line for her 8th Saturn return two months from now!

This New Moon on the USA's Saturn in square to the USA Sun vibrates with the Sun's meet up with transiting Saturn in Libra on the autumn solstice of 9/22.

Sun and Saturn represent the president (Sun) and his authority (Saturn). Current trends reveal the administration's powerful struggle to maintain the upper hand between now and midterm election day. The party in power (Sun-Saturn) seeks to maintain it's advantage. It will not be easy and will not go as well as hoped. But also not as bad as some forecasters are hinting at. [This astrologer takes no sides when forecasting world affairs. The job is to translate planet messages as accurately and honestly as possible.]

New Moon Sabian Symbol: "Circular Paths" -- We keep coming back around to the same place. This symbol makes me think of T.S. Eliot's poem:



"We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Quick now, here, now, always,
A condition of complete simplicity,
And all shall be well,
And all manner of thing shall be well."

LITTLE GIDDING (No. 4 of 'Four Quartets')

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Planet News:

October 3 brings the second of 3 Venus-Mars communions. The final one in this 6 1/2 year cycle takes place on May 23, 2011.



Our current Venus-Mars meet up is in the fixed water sign Scorpio at 13 degrees of the sign. The Sabian Symbol is:

"An Inventor Performs a Laboratory Experiment."

This symbol advises that if things are not working the way we'd like them to, then it's time to experiment with new modes and methods. New thought, new behavior, different view points open the door for creative discovery that lead us to innovative solutions.

Whatever the change is about, it will be deep and intense because Scorpio won't be satisfied with skimming the surface. When it comes to relationships, Scorpio is all or nothing. You're either "in" or you're "out." Scorpio will not suffer betrayal or anything less than complete authenticity.

If any person, place, or thing needs to be ejected from your life, now is the time to do it. If a relationship potential is not panning out, it's time to move on. Any compromises made now will only serve to prolong the hang up.

For committed partners who are facing a rough patch, the information above isn't a prescription for scuttling the relationship. In your case, the search for new modes, methods and communication techniques can lead you to the innovative solutions mentioned above.

Lynda Hill in her extraordinary book, "360 Degrees of Wisdom, Charting Your Destiny With the Sabian Oracle" offers these keywords as guides:

"Creating one's vision. Thinking quickly and making momentary decisions. Being prepared to risk failure. Bringing different mixes of things and/or people together. Taking calculated risks to see what will happen. Seeing if things live up to expectations. Looking for answers. . . . Going by one's gut reactions. . . ."

Use the Mars-Venus conjunction and New Moon energy of Libra (Venus ruled) to experiment. Make some changes. Take some risks. Try new methods of handling old problems. Courageous steps taken now will pay off at the Full Moon on October 22 at 29 Aries, the sign of NEW BEGINNINGS.

Heads up: Venus goes retrograde on October 8 to November 18th. Retrogrades are times when the planet in question doesn't work at full capacity. All things associated with Venus will work at only half steam for the 40 days the love goddess is in reverse motion.

Things to put off until November 18th

Plastic surgery
Wait to get that make-over
Don't buy a new wardrobe YET
Don't get that new hair cut YET
Don't schedule a bridal shower, engagement party or baby shower or any other big party unless it absolutely must be done in that time frame.
Don't buy your wedding gown, party dress or other formal attire unless you absolutely have to due to time constraints
Don't plan any luxury travel because Jupiter of long journeys is also retrograde until November 18
Don't seek a raise at work or if one is handed out by management, it may not be as high as you hoped
Don't settle a lawsuit involving a money settlement unless you absolutely have to in that time frame.

All matters that are Venus-ruled are diluted during her retrograde and don't quite live up to expectation. Especially since gigantic Jupiter is also in backward mode!

The good news: Both Venus and Jupiter will be in direction motion just in time for the holidays!!

Happy Weekend :)



REMEMBER:

TIMING IS EVERYTHING!
Whether our current challenges involve love relations, money or jobs, momentary setbacks need not limit our future success!

To find out what YOUR timing is for Love, Money & Career, give me a call! I'm Psychic 4U!

Warmest wishes,
Claudia Starcats
Keen.com Ext. 069048
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The Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Eclipse at 13 degrees Aquarius/Leo is:

A Human Soul Seeking Opportunities For Outward Manifestation

According to sabian symbol colleague Lynda Hill (author of "360 Degrees of Wisdom"), this visionary message is a "symbol of the desire to be heard and taken seriously." The Human Soul -- ours! -- is looking for that person who can HEAR us at the deepest cosmic level.



Whether that person is your Keen advisor, best friend, or longed-for lover or mate, this lunar eclipse highlights the need to let go of what doesn't work in favor of shaping one's inner self to be open and receptive to 1) messages of advice; 2) loving help from outside; 3) courage to exit relationships of all kind that are negative/toxic; and 4) remaining open and WILLING to LET the universe guide us to our next level of being and relating.

If you're in a working relationship now and are pleased with how it's going, dance your victory dance, because getting there wasn't easy, was it?!

The eclipse energy -- the universe doing for us what we can't do for ourselves -- and other planetary messages from the big sky are alerting us a few contentious days ahead.

August 10th we have a Moon square Venus (be careful to keep it classy and peaceful with women friends) and Mars square Saturn can signal frustration. This energy makes it hard to relax if you're on summer break. Mars in Gemini is gung ho with the message but has no patience. Saturn in Virgo is cautious and introspective. Mars wants blurt out angry words, but Saturn holds him back! That could signal a 72 hour period of feeling unsettled (August 8-11).

The week of August 17th can be explosive: Just Do It Mars squares erratic Uranus two days before the firey Leo New Moon (8/20) which is subsequently poked by Messenger Mercury in opposition to impulsive Uranus (8/21). The Moon in critical Virgo joins downer Saturn that evening. August 21st is THE one Friday in August I suggest you stay home and forget about socializing! If you push it, the whole evening could turn out to be more trouble than it was worth.

Saturday August 22 brings vibrant energy back into the social mix and a chance to lift your spirits for date night. Venus will TRINE Uranus bringing a pleasant surprise your way as the firey Leo Sun changes to earthy Virgo.

August is a month that features a lot of planetary aspects, so many of which time and space restrictions prevent me from mapping out for you here. Suffice it to say, if you thought you're we're going to have a mellow month -- think again!

The time to catch up and relax will actually be September 2009. Mercury goes retrograde on the 7th -- Labor Day! -- and regains forward footing on September 29th.

Work hard and finish up all you can in August. Don't start any new projects until Oct 1st. If your boss isn't astro-savvy and lays an egg on your desk at the beginning of September, be prepared to check, double check and re-do phases of the project.

Communicate clearly and follow-up more than you usually would to make sure all the players are on track.

Love and romance need not suffer during any topsy-turvey time so long as we take advantage of the lunar eclipse's sabian symbol advice: reach out for advice and LISTEN. Be open to the message and it's TIMING. Drop back and go on automatic pilot when the energy is challenging. Don't push for results! It's going to work out!



REMEMBER:

TIMING IS EVERYTHING! Whether our current challenges involve love relations, money or jobs, momentary setbacks need not limit our future success!

To find out what YOUR timing is for Love, Money & Career, give me a call! I'm Psychic 4U!

Warmest wishes,
Claudia Starcats
Keen.com Ext. 069048



Chelsea Clinton to Wed -- SJP & Hubby TWINS via Surrogate



Chelsea Clinton was born February 27, 1980 at 11:24 pm in Little Rock, Arkansas. She's an empathic Pisces with many horoscope cross aspects with her famous mother, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton (October 26, 1947, 8:00 pm, Chicago, IL). Hillary is a Scorpio, so both women have water sign Suns creating a lifelong empathic linkage. Scorpio's secretive depths and anxieties are soothed by compassionate boundary softening Pisces. This is a lovely, feminine mix.

Mother and daughter also share a grand fire trine (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). It's Hillary's Saturn at 21 Leo that joins up with Chelsea's Venus (Aries) and Neptune (Sagittarius) that creates this grand configuration. Mother and daughter not only share empathically but also humorously. Fire signs are warm, vibrant and intuitive. Laughter, dramatics and vitality are but three of the super tools fire planets in a chart use to forge lasting connections.

It's no surprise that news of Chelsea's summer wedding to Marc Mezvinsky has now been made public. Or that the nuptials would be hosted by established actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen at their home in Martha's Vineyard this August. [Mom Hillary's Saturn in Leo attests to her ability to create prestigious links (Saturn) with famous performers (Leo)]! Venus, the planet we associate with engagements, weddings, parties and showers is currently making her transit through dynamic "what you see is what you get" Aries.

Because Chelsea's birth chart Venus is in Aries, she's in line to experience her "Venus Return." [A "Return" event is when a planet traveling the sky in current time joins up with where that same planet was positioned in our birth chart]. When a publicity planet like Venus makes a "societal" return engagement to its birth point in a famous person's chart a wedding announcement, engagement, or news of lavish parties and showers go public. Society columns, celebrity blogs, and mags such as People all seek to cash in.

Both Chelsea and the iconic Sarah Jessica Parker (who is an Aries with her Sun right on Venus!) both have Venus in this Mars-ruled sign. Hence, both women are enjoying their Venus Return cycles and are fire sign "hot" in current news cycles! [SJP, March 25, 1965, Nelsonville, OH. No birth time known.]

If Venus is the planet associated with The Law of Attraction, then Chelsea Clinton and Sarah Jessica Parker are two women who are demonstrating exactly how that works!

I just thought I'd throw this extra astro-tantalizer in the mix just to give you an idea of how revealing astrology can be:

Chelsea Clinton was born by Caesarian Section. Not a planned one, but by necessity and it was a huge surprise to Mom Hillary. (Chelsea's famous daddy, former president Bill Clinton was also born by C-Section). How does this astrologer know this (beyond the fact that it's public knowledge?) From looking at the transit motion of Uranus, the planet associated with surprise C-Sections, in birth charts.

Mom Hillary's birth Uranus is in Gemini sitting on her horoscope rising point. (She herself may have experienced "difficulties" being born with a chart set up like this one). Uranus placed on the rising shows a uniqueness of being and an unusual way of presenting oneself to the world. It also signals a life punctuated by sudden upheavals and unexpected plot twists during life. In the case of Chelsea's birth, Uranus in Hillary's chart shows the rapid onset of labor pains resulting in the need for quick surgical intervention.

Rapid surgical intervention is also shown by Chelsea's birthday Mars (which rules surgery!) showing up by chart comparison on Hillary's horoscopic 4th house cusp. The 4th cusp of the horoscope is the house associated with birth, babies, the cradle, nursing, breast milk, the family and the family name. We're looking at two planets that worked together that day to create a dramatic birth scenario for Chelsea and her mom -- Mars and Uranus. Uranus was already in play in Hillary's birth chart, but Mars was the key planet transit of that day in Chelsea's birth chart revealing the circumstances of her "arrival" -- via C-Section!



SJP, Queen of Sex and the City, also has major Venus news. She's expecting twins via a surrogate mom. She and husband Matthew Broderick are hopping with excitement! A little gossip birdie told me that the Shower Diva is setting up some shower gifts to be delivered to SJP and hubby Matthew! (I posted a blog about SJP's baby news a day or so ago).

DID YOU KNOW? Aries Sarah Jessica Parker is one of 10 children! This bright, sassy, straight shooting actress needed all that vibrant Mars ruling energy to help her stand out from her family crowd. This go-getter was already a Broadway stage star by age 13 when she won the part of ANNIE.

SJP has lots of grounding earth planets in her chart helping her steer a straight course to success and emotional stablity, including an ambitious, career oriented Capricorn Moon. (Guess what other super star has a Capricorn Moon? None other than California's Governor, Arnold Schwartznegger!)

Some general thoughts on Fire signs -- they give us the energy to quest for that ineffable something MORE.

1. Aries is the pioneering spirit needed to break the mold;
2. Leo is the flame of generosity and fame;
3. Sagittarius enlarges our understanding of truth by pushing beyond the boundaries of conventional consciousness.

Both Chelsea and SJP, with Mars ruled Venuses in their birth charts have broken new ground not only in their love lives but in their career lives as well.

Chelsea, who just turned 29 years of age, is also experiencing another significant astrological transition moment. She's experiencing her Saturn Return! It takes Mr. Maturity 29 1/2 years to cruise through all 12 signs of the zodiac. The Dean of Wisdom is transiting the sign Virgo at present, and will meet up with Chelsea's birth Saturn when he reaches 24 degrees of the sign on September 9-10, 2009. By then it looks like Ms. Clinton will be married!

DID YOU KNOW? Lots of people get married and bump up the career ladder during their first Saturn return phase which lasts from about age 28 to 30. This Saturn life timer often corresponds to the time when a couple or single mother has her first baby.

The second Saturn Return which occurs from about age 58 to 60 corresponds with children leaving the nest, becoming a grandparent, looking forward to retirement, and reaping the rewards of wisdom and experience gained.

The third Saturn Return occurs from about age 88 to 90. This is the final stage of life where maturity and wisdom and ripeness show not only in the state of our physical bodies, but through the sum total of contributions we launched onto the tides of life. At this final stage we release our hold on things (Saturn) and prepare to drop all forms and attachments into the eternal cosmic sea while contemplating rebirth on another plane of existence.

The Saturn cycle also works hand in glove with cycles of the Moon over our entire lives. Moon and Saturn work together in an eternal cosmic rhythm wielding powerful influences upon us. Our life stories ground us and link us to each other. We then connect universally to the soul of life -- the "Anima Mundi", or world soul, of which we all are a part. We partake of the great Anima but we also breathe life force into it. Our soul cycles are unlocked and our potential released each time we fulfill another planetary lesson in our natal horoscope.

So who says talking about celebrities can't lead us to greater thoughts? Ha!

From The Boston Globe:

"Buzz is building that Chelsea Clinton will get married on Martha's Vineyard this summer. Sources on the island tell us that the former first daughter will wed Marc Mezvinsky at Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's home in Chilmark this August. The wedding coincides with President Barack Obama's rumored vacation on the Vineyard. To prepare for the A-list affair, Danson and Steenburgen are said to be doing extensive renovations on their property. Vineyard caterer Jaime Hamlin, who helped throw one of Bill Clinton's birthday parties on the island, said there's plenty of local excitement about Chelsea's upcoming nuptials, especially among vendors who hope to get some business from the Clintons. "They haven't called me yet," Hamlin joked. "Maybe they will." The young Clinton met Mezvinsky years ago through her parents. He is the son of former Iowa congressman Edward Mezvinsky, and like Chelsea, studied at Stanford University in California."

From Huffington Post:

"LOS ANGELES — Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick will be taking on new roles: parents of twin girls.

The "Sex and the City" star and her actor-husband are expecting twins through a surrogate pregnancy, representatives for the couple said Tuesday.

Parker, 44, and Broderick, 47, "are happily anticipating the birth of their twin daughters later this summer with the generous help of a surrogate. The entire family is overjoyed," said a statement from the publicists.

The couple has a 6-year-old son, James Wilkie Broderick, and will mark their 12th wedding anniversary next month.

Details about the surrogate or her pregnancy were unavailable, the publicists said.

Parker starred in the "Sex and the City" TV series and the hit movie of the same name. Broderick's credits include the films "Glory" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and the Broadway musical "The Producers."

Claudia Dikinis/Starcats
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VENUS GOES DIRECT!
12:24 pm PT/3:24 pm ET

The goddess of love and cosmic conduit of the Law of Attraction goes direct today. The Sabian Symbol for her turnaround is:

"A Majestic Rock Formation Resembling a Face is Idealized By a Boy Who Takes it as His Ideal of Greatness; As He Grows Up, He Begins to Look Like it. "

This symbol is best interpreted by having a look at what my colleague Sabian Symbol expert Lynda Hill had to say in her most recent newsletter:



"This is a wonderful degree of self actualization and realisation. There is little doubt that Nathanial Hawthorne's story of  "The Great Stone Face" was what inspired this Sabian Symbol. In this story, a boy, Ernest, grows up under a wonderful rock formation that resembles a face. The people in the valley where he lives are inspired by this wonderful figure who looks so grand, wise and kind.

"For generations, going back to Indian lore, the people believed that one day someone would come that looks just like that face - someone big, successful, someone to be admired and respected. Over the years, people come into the valley, people who've somehow "made it" in life and the villagers would faun over them. Ernest, as he grows up, can see through these people who come by with their big successes and egos.

"It appears he doesn't so much judge them, more that he sees through their facades. The prophecy of someone manifesting themselves to be just like The Great Stone face appears to be just an empty promise until Ernest, now grown into an older man, is seen by a visiting poet to be the embodiment of those wonderful ideals. The man has grown into those ideals through holding them close to his heart and mind."

I'm also reminded of the Oscar Wilde story, "The Picture of Dorian Gray." You remember -- the handsome man who is vain and cruel is forced to encounter his true self because a painting of him begins to take on the character of ugliness that reflects the true state of his soul.

Venus, among many other things, is aligned with the way in which we define our personal values. Our core system of beliefs is reflected in what we hold most dear and how we project that truth outward into our world. If we believe that success is predicated on the money and objects we possess, our social standing and our looks, we may be in for a rude awakening when confronting reality -- the fact that all physical things are subject to the transitory light of human existence.



Fortune rises and falls (look at where the USA economy is now/meditate on the Tarot Card "The Wheel of Fortune"). Because of the natural aging process our looks fade. Over time "things" lose their luster or are outmoded by the arrival of new fashions, fads and trends. Today's treasures become tomorrow's trash.

The love goddess shifted to retrograde on March 6, 2009. She's spent 40 days in retrograde and, like my friend and colleague astrologer Lynda Hill says, this 40 days [of Venus retrograde] is like the holy sage's wandering in the wilderness to overcome his/her flirtation with temptation.

I'm not talking about the kind of temptations centered around bingeing on peanut butter cookies or splurging on a new pair of earrings. I'm referring to the kinds of temptation that could lead us to sell out our souls for worldly goods; to compromsing our principles just to make him/her "happy"; or into manipulating circumstances dishonestly so that we can get what we desire from people, places or things.

Christ wandered for 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness and confronted his own shadow (Satan) and was victorious over the lower parts of his nature.

Noah battled floods (unconscious, unintegrated contents) for 40 days and 40 nights and saved earth's species --  the manifestation of life's diversity --  from the darker forces of human greed.

40 is also the number of days Noah's spies explored the promised land before the settlers were psychologically prepared to enter that new level of consciousness.

40 years is the time it takes for a new generation to grow, mature and step into political and personal power.

So, what was the turning point for us during our time in the wilderness when Venus walked her 40 days of retrograde? What were our encounters with Soul about? What did we confront? What did we learn? Did we regain our perspective on possessions vs. Self-possession? Meaning, if we feel lacking in any way, have we reconciled our inner selves with the truth that the completion of soul isn't "out there." It's an INSIDE JOB.

On a practical level did we take time to redo the budget, renegotiate credit, payment plans, and get our taxes done on time? Did we donate babbles and practicals to our favorite thift store? Donate to our local pet adoption center or walk for our favorite charity? Retrogrades are a time of introspection, but also a time for giving out, letting go, recycling, repurposing, reusing and rehashing!

As we step onto the threshold of re-turning to ourselves alongside Venus, have we given thought to new definitions of beauty, love, elegance, loyalty, magnificence, esthetics*, friendship, social graces, manners, money, magnetism and material manifestation? Have these concepts transformed for you in any new ways?

As we step into late spring, new energy patterns will create opportunities for us to manifest what's right, beautiful and possible. Right, because who and what our "new" is reflects our soul development. Beautiful because the universal truth is that we are magnificent right where we stand. Possible, because all things are contained in the implicate and explicate order. The ultimate outpicturing of form and substance on the earth plane reflects eternal truth and time as existing simultaneously in the universe.

We all belong and we are needed.

Take some time today to reflect on what your experiences and evaluations have led you to conclude from dates of March 6 to April 17th. Then open intuitively and watch what more is revealed from now until May 21-22. That's the time frame Venus needs to roll back over the same degrees she crossed during her retrograde phase.

By May 22, we'll be out of what astro wonks call "the shadow period" -- past 15-16 degrees of Aries. (The Goddess moves into Taurus, one of her two signs of rulership on May 5-6).

Venus's retrograde degree (15-16 Aries) Sabian Symbol is:

"Nature Spirits Are Seen At Work In The Light Of Sunset"

The true inner spirit works in concert with natural instinct and inner spirit. The soul flows into a golden sunset where dreams and reflections take comfort so that the psyche can be born anew at sunrise.

Peace and Venus's blessings to all!


*esthetics - (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art); "traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value"

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REMEMBER:

TIMING IS EVERYTHING! Whether our current challenges involve love relations, money or jobs, momentary setbacks need not limit our future success!

To find out what YOUR timing is for Love, Money & Career, give me a call! I'm Psychic 4U!

Warmest wishes,
Claudia Starcats
Keen.com Ext. 069048
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Forecast - Monday's Ode On Melancholy -- This Too Shall Pass!

Today's party on Sagittarius Moon in square to "get serious, get busy" Saturn is a hard dilemma to solve, but by this evening, I suspect Saturn will get the upper hand allowing you to settle down and get focused for the rest of the week.

The mood may grow more somber as the day moves on, but unless you find magic in melancholy reading Keats's famous ode, it might be better to sooth the gentle soul tonight by curling up with a good mystery novel or watching Hugh Laurie (Gemini, June 11, 1959) on the iconic tv series HOUSE.



Laurie has the mental trickster Mercury in opposition to serious Saturn. This opposition is a key player in the well-known fact that Mr. Laurie has suffered and been treated for clinical depression several times in his life. His dramatic Leo Moon in conjunction with erratic, Uranus can make for an extravagant display of mood swings.

Both of the aforementioned aspects also inform his brilliance as an actor. The Mercury-Saturn helps him focus and lends discipline. The Moon-Uranus gives him range and the ability to suddenly shift moods bringing sudden twists and turns (depth) to his famous tv role as Dr. House.

My next door neighbor will be appearing in the season finale of HOUSE (nope, no plot spoilers from me!) and has met Mr. Laurie. He says he's one of the nicest people. He's polite, shy, warm and personable. You never know what loving treasures might be hiding inside lifelong melancholy!

If you're bitten by a bit of the blue -- snuggle up on the couch and sip hot chocolate. Remember: THIS TOO SHALL PASS!

Here's the poem, just in case you were curious:

Ode on Melancholy

by John Keats

No, no, go not to Lethe, neither twist
Wolf's-bane, tight-rooted, for its poisonous wine;
Nor suffer thy pale forehead to be kiss'd
By nightshade, ruby grape of Proserpine;
Make not your rosary of yew-berries,
Nor let the beetle, nor the death-moth be
Your mournful Psyche, nor the downy owl
A partner in your sorrow's mysteries;
For shade to shade will come too drowsily,
And drown the wakeful anguish of the soul.
But when the melancholy fit shall fall
Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud,
That fosters the droop-headed flowers all,
And hides the green hill in an April shroud;
Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose,
Or on the rainbow of the salt sand-wave,
Or on the wealth of globed peonies;
Or if thy mistress some rich anger shows,
Emprison her soft hand, and let her rave,
And feed deep, deep upon her peerless eyes.

She dwells with Beauty - Beauty that must die;
And Joy, whose hand is ever at his lips
Bidding adieu; and aching Pleasure nigh,
Turning to poison while the bee-mouth sips:
Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine,
Though seen of none save him whose strenuous tongue
Can burst Joy's grape against his palate fine;
His soul shall taste the sadness of her might,
And be among her cloudy trophies hung.

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REMEMBER:

TIMING IS EVERYTHING! Whether our current challenges involve love relations, money or jobs, momentary setbacks need not limit our future success!

To find out what YOUR timing is for Love, Money & Career, give me a call! I'm Psychic 4U!

Warmest wishes,
Claudia Starcats
Keen.com Ext. 069048
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I wanted to share with you the April 10th lunar forecast my colleague astrologer Rick Levine posted on Stariq today:

"4/10/09—The Moon enters transformational Scorpio at 5:23 am EDT, revealing magic that can unfold only in the shadows. But we are not worried now about fears that we sometimes face in the darkness because the bright Sun forms a supportive sextile with optimistic Jupiter. The light of awareness has the power to free us from the paralyzing grip of the unknown. Additionally, thoughtful Mercury's connection to Jupiter inspires our words and uplifts our spirits."

I'm quoting him entirely because he created the perfect synthesis of the Scorpio Moon's impact on us over the next couple of days. Scorpio brings depth and the urge to penetrate mysteries, but the shadow side of the Scorpian is retentive, secretive and suspicious. But Jupiter will serve to uplift, especially because the Sun (consciousness) is in good aspect to the jovial one. Light, then, will balance darkness over the next 48 hours.



Sunday's ebullient, party hearty Sagittarius Moon makes brunch, egg hunts and honey-baked ham more flavorful. Savor the day, because as we head back to the routine on Monday morning, the Moon squares "downer" Saturn. If it's true the world runs on Dunkin', better buy two cups on the way to work.

April 13 - April 17:

HEADS UP - Next week's planet messengers are misaligned and royally pissed by Wednesday when fiesty Mars meets erratic Uranus. Moon with Pluto brings suspicion as Sun combined with mind-clouding Neptune throws a veil over truth. Be careful NOT to react to what you "think" is happening until you know beyond reasonable doubt what's really going on.

Be on guard starting Tuesday (4/14) because impatient Mars is likely to jump the gun a day early. Be AWARE. Don't react regardless of who's trying to push your buttons.

Stay frosty through Friday (4/17) as the goddess of love, Venus, goes back to direct motion! Yippee! By Friday evening, clear thinking capabilities return when Mercury in earthy Taurus trines exacting Saturn in Virgo. Saturn is retrograde currently, so a bit of sobering introspection is just what the doctor ordered.

The week of April 20th looks like one packed with rewards and reconciliation after paying our dues for any spills we took the previous week. Masculine Mars meets up with Lady Venus on Tuesday 4/21! The union of male/female energies is the love wave we're going to surf all the way up to Friday 4/24's New Moon in sexy, sensual Taurus. Splurge on champagne and chocolate cake. You deserve it!

REMEMBER:

TIMING IS EVERYTHING! Whether our current challenges involve love relations, money or jobs, momentary setbacks need not limit our future success!

To find out what YOUR timing is for Love, Money & Career, give me a call! I'm Psychic 4U!

Warmest wishes,
Claudia Starcats
Keen.com Ext. 069048
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STARCATS' UPDATE April 2, 2009 - That Cozy Cancer Moon

Next Full Moon - April 9, 2009 at 20 Libra!


We're under the soothing spell of a gentle Cancer Moon in effect until Friday (4/3) at 12:32 PM PDT/3:32 PM EDT. Take advantage of the harmonizing effects of this Moon's home-centered flow to catch up on sleep, cook comfort foods like pasta and garlic bread -- yummy! -- and organize photos into your scrapbook.



Cancer is the sign of home, hearth, children, and civilization. By civilization, I really do mean the cradle of all we hold dear: home, country, traditions, family and our personal history. On the universal level, Cancer represents the cradle (baby!) of civilization and is the sign associated with the African continent, a place where archeologists (ruled by Saturn-Capricorn, the sign opposite Cancer) still find skulls and bones that point to the existence of our most remote ancestors.

We're just past the first quarter Moon (a Cancer Moon square Aries Sun) leading up to the Full Moon in the relationship sign Libra (at 20 degrees) that occurs this year on Passover, April 9.

Lunar phases are timers for the development of important events in our lives. We usually know what our month is going to be about at the time of any New Moon, at the time of our own Lunar Return (the Moon returns to our birth chart Moon every month!), and anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 days before and after a Solar or Lunar Eclipse.

Squares indicate testing phases, so the Moon in square to the Sun indicates that what was on your plate at the time of the New Moon has begun to ripen as an issue and calls for your attention.

You may be engrossed in the issue or distracted by it, depending on what's happening happening in your life. Emotional reactions, memories of similar past events, and a longing to retreat to a more comfortable life phase or special place might be caught up with whatever challenges you're facing right now.

The positive build-in to the Full Moon of April 9th is that Venus (currently retrograde) is the ruler of that lunation. Seven days after that Venus-ruled full Moon, the love goddess goes from retrograde to direct motion! April 17th -- a Friday, the day associated with Venus! -- will be a great day to celebrate!

The New Moon of Aprl 24 is also a Venus ruled lunation in the money and opulent living sign of Taurus! If you have any trouble visualizing how cattle can symbolize money and opulent living, think of the Merrill Lynch iconic bull statue on Wall Street. [Issues of fraud and politics aren't any reflection on cattle!] Also, for centuries, the number of livestock owned by a tribe or family was a measure of their wealth. We find that today in non-industrial societies across the planet.

So there we are! We have two good news events set for April 2009: Two lunations (Full and New Moons) both ruled by Venus. The first lunation of April 9 is ruled by Venus retrograde. Venus turns direct one week later. The New Moon of April 24 is ruled by Venus in direct motion.

Venus in direct motion means all things associated with the planet can now start working in our favor. Money, relationships, social connections and relationships between women and female family members balance and harmonize. Showers and parties are best planned after April 17th. Men, if you're proposing this month, buy the ring and pop the question AFTER April 17th. That way she's sure to love your ring selection and quickly say YES!

For women who hope to become pregnant, the New Moon of April 24th in the fertile sign of Taurus is a good date to try if your cycle matches up to that New Moon starting 10 or so days before the 24th. No promises there! I'm not a fertility doctor, but I do know the love goddess and her sister Moon!

REMEMBER:

TIMING IS EVERYTHING! Whether our current challenges involve love relations, money or jobs, momentary setbacks need not limit our future success!

To find out what YOUR timing is for Love, Money & Career, give me a call! I'm Psychic 4U!



Warmest wishes,
Claudia Starcats
Keen.com Ext. 069048
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