Thursday, January 4, 2018

Weekly Astrology

 Welcome to another fabulous and wonderful week! Sometimes the stars have beautiful gifts for you; other times they have warnings. Nothing is negative, it is all in how you perceive it. A yank of the arm might just save you from walking in front of a bus... Everything might not go exactly how you want; just remember when the stars hand you lemons, remember to always make lemonade with a dash of love added... When the stars open up to something amazing, run in! 

  We have got lover Venus making the move again! This time around Venus is moving from sweet and saucy Scorpio into fiery Sagittarius. Venus enters Sagittarius on December 1 of this year, and will stick around until Christmas Day on December 25. You know what that means! Time for some love horoscopes!

   Want to know what your romantic outlook is this holiday season? Scroll on down to your zodiac sign to find out! Then of course, check out your partner′s and report back.

Aries– It′s a whole new world.

  With Venus in Sagittarius, you are feeling a little philosophical when it comes to love right now. You are thinking big and far, as Venus enters your ninth house of foreign affairs. This is true whether you are single or attached. You want a little more spark and bling in your swing, and Venus in the wide wide world of Sagittarius is reminding you of that.

   There′s a whole world of love out there if you can′t get it here right now, may be what you are thinking. Long-distance love is favored under this transit, but so is traveling.

Taurus– You′ll want it all, and you want it now.

   Venus as your ruling planet, Taurus, means you want love all the time, and you want it now. Has it seemed like everything has just fallen into place exactly as you planned? That′s Jupiter in your opposite love sign of Scorpio for you. If you have been having the opposite kind of luck, it′s because the universe is pointing you to areas where you need to change.

   Ignoring that call will not go well for you, Taurus. This time of year Venus is in your eighth house of transformations. Use secrets and information to bond with your lover, or your current crush, and that big awesome change is right around the corner. It′s going to be intense, and you′re going to love it.

Gemini – Game playing is not advised.

   You′ll be rolling the dice a lot this year, Gemini, and it could only wind up frustrating you if your intentions are not pure. This is most true in your sector of relationships. Geminis love horoscopes are showing that ruling planet Mercury going retrograde in this season is not a great thing for Gemini.

   On the other hand, having the dual kind of nature that Gemini does, that will only be the case if Gemini embraces the dark side. Karma is going to be a very big deal for you in love right now. What goes around is coming around. Venus is in your seventh house of partnerships, the big time love house, so when Gemini is channeling karma for good, miracles happen.

   When you aren′t, well, you know. Keep it pure, Gemini, and this love fest is going to be one for the history books.

Cancer — The little things mean the big things.

   Venus in Sagittarius in your sixth house of details has you looking at the little things, those little details in love, Cancer. In matters of the heart, as a cardinal water sign, you know how to play the game of love. You love deeply and are committed 100% to the object of your affections, and you always play for keeps.

   If you are single and looking, be sure you look your best at all times, and if you are attached, well, same thing. Appearance matters, right down to that little detail, when your sixth house is activated. You just never know who you are running into in the next few weeks, Cancer!

Leo – Have fun but play fair.

   You have been all over the place in the love department the last few years, haven′t you, Leo? This is more true for single Leos than attached, although attached Leos have had their share of bumpy years. Venus in Sagittarius is working your fifth house of fun, so this transit is going to have you coming out of the holidays on a high, a glow even if you will.

   As a Leo when you love, you love deeply, and so there may still be a hole in your heart or two from years past. Maybe something has been percolating that you have felt but not yet seen manifest. That all is about to change this holiday for Leo. Follow the fun, and love follows you right back.

Virgo – Home is where your heart is.

   With Venus in Sagittarius in your fourth house of roots, you are seeing stability and security in your love matters over the holidays. Home is where your heart is this holiday season. Nothing but the best for you, Virgo, even if it means a little stop and go waiting for you while your ruling planet Mercury is retrograde.

   The stop and go effect of Mercury retrograde will have a roller coaster effect on your romantic affairs, but you can use nostalgia to win, whether you are single or attached. Compassion is your super power and exuding that this year is going to win for you big time and turn your romantic house into that well aged vintage.

Libra — Venus is on the hunt, and she wins.

   As your ruling planet, Venus, closes the year in Sagittarius, it gives your love a little boost in the communication sector. Use your words to win in love, Libra! You are having fun right now and enjoying the warmth of the holiday season. If you′ve been waiting for a year to finally get answers on your relationships, all will come full circle for you this year as well.

   Single Libras will feel like they are living on the dream dates, or in a dream world, and attached Libras will feel like finally everything is coming together.

Scorpio — Dreams do in fact come true!

  Venus in Sagittarius closes the year on a fun note when it comes to love, Scorpio. If you are attached you are finding ways with your partner to explore the big wide world, or even just each other. The big picture is also coming to light. If you′re single, you′re in for an even bigger year, one where you will feel like you keep needing to pinch yourself.

   If you′ve been maintaining your high standards in love, all of that will pay off this holiday season. Don′t forget Jupiter is in your sign so luck is an every day thing for you right now. You also have Mercury retrograde working some magic for you, and don′t be surprised if you experience some serious soul mate or twin flame action over the holidays, Scorpio.

   Yes, dreams do come true and you′re probably going to experience that a lot this holiday season you lucky thing!

Sagittarius – Love is a very sexy battlefield.

   With the holiday month starting off with Venus in your sign, Sagittarius, love for you is looking good. It′s a great time to start something new in love, whether that is a new relationship, or a new plateau in your existing relationship. You start the month feeling romantic and happy and like anything is possible, whether single or attached.

   Anything is possible! Mercury retrograde is going to add a sense of intensity to your love game this holiday season. Finally you are playing for keeps, or at least you feel as if every love encounter could be The One. It might just be, Sag! It could feel stop and go a bit, but you are fighting for keeps. Love is a very sexy battlefield for you.

Capricorn – Change is the only guarantee.

   Pluto is still visiting your first house, Capricorn, and Venus in Sagittarius is working your house of endings. This means there are a lot of changes for you in the works in all sectors, and romance is no exception. As a Capricorn, you are loyal and grounded by nature and this is only good news to you.

   Commitments of the romantic kind that are in place now, will be kept throughout the holidays, but the twelfth house of activity means love is intense. You may even meet your soul mate this year, if Pluto has his say. To succeed in love, you must be willing to accept and embrace the changes Pluto has in store.

Aquarius – The friend zone could actually be fun.

   Friends and groups are where your holiday love vibes are going to be found this holiday season, Aquarius. Venus in Sagittarius is working your house of social circles - anything and everyone is up for grabs. You may find unconventional relationships crop up over the holidays, or be friend zoned in a way that startles you, but the second you turn around, there will be The One.

   Unconventional relationships are not out of the question, like a long-distance love or a blast from your past. It may not look exactly “normal” but those are your favorite kind of experiences. You could also see an office relationship or friendship blossom into something very exciting!

Pisces – All eyes are on you.

   With Venus in Sagittarius, Pisces is having a grand time during the holidays and should expect to see many admirers along the way. Venus is working your tenth house of career destiny, Pisces, and this may suggest an office romance. This is also your house of public image, so don′t be surprised if you run into someone famous in your quest for higher love!

   As the mutable water sign however, you do have a bit of a wandering eye. If you keep this in check then the gods will reward you this holiday, and there will be many a temptation come your way. You will not be short of lovers this year, Pisces, if you don′t want to be. If you shouldn′t be, then you shouldn′t be, so keep that in mind.

   The tenth house of energy is always fun, and you never know who will cross your path. The wrong move could be downright mortifying, so keep that karma in check.

   There you have it. All you need to know for your holiday love forecast. Got more questions? We have Astrology Answers. Everyone wants to be loved over the holiday.

Always remember to desire is to follow your own star...Lots of Luck & Love!!!
With the Love of the Angels,

Happy New Year from the Salem Love Psychic

   Welcome to another fabulous and wonderful week! Sometimes the stars have beautiful gifts for you; other times they have warnings. Nothing is negative, it is all in how you perceive it. A yank of the arm might just save you from walking in front of a bus... Everything might not go exactly how you want; just remember when the stars hand you lemons, remember to always make lemonade with a dash of love added... When the stars open up to something amazing, run in!   

  Happy New Year! It′s a full Moon in the sign of Cancer, which is very family oriented. This can be a very emotional and moody time, and could be exhilarating, or it could bring a lot of emotions to a head. This is a relatively good week to start the new year, and we′ll be starting slow and getting our groove towards the end of the week. We are feeling genuinely more compassionate and caring and will be starting to feel a release where we′ve been trying to break free, thanks to Venus in Capricorn being favorable with Neptune. Venus-Neptune can also be a good day for helping a friend who may be down with the flu or for volunteering, as we are feeling more selfless. A good week to kick off the new year! Until next time, take care of yourselves!
Most of all LOVE your fellow man.
Always remember to desire is to follow your own star...Lots of Luck & Love!!!
With the Love of the Angels,

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Unconditional Love

There is no greater power in heaven or on earth than pure, unconditional love. 

The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love. This God force is the oversoul to which we are always connected because we are localized extensions of that force.

I suggest you embark on an experiment in which you practice only unconditional love for several days. Vow to yourself that you will only allow unconditional loving thoughts to emanate from your consciousness. Make an intense proclamation to live unconditional love. During this time, refuse to have judgmental or critical thoughts. In your quiet time, think only peace and love. In all of your relationships, think and act in only loving ways. Extend loving thoughts and energy wherever and whenever you encounter anyone or anything. Become unconditional love for this period of time.

By pouring love into your immediate environment and practicing gentleness in all of your thoughts, words, and actions, your immediate circle of friends will begin responding in a whole new way. This act becomes expansive very quickly and you can radiate this love to your whole community. You become detached and loving toward all. You are not loving the hostile acts of others, but you are loving the spirit that is blocked in those who are harmful and unloving. When you can live this way and reject all thoughts and actions that are not of an unconditionally loving nature, you will experience the essence of your spirit and discover how to overcome limitations in your life.

What can you expect as you practice a few days of being total unconditional love? If all of your meditations are devoted to love, and if you pour love into every single situation and every single person you meet, and beyond that to everyone on the planet and to the infinity of the universe, you will feel yourself becoming a different person. You will sleep more soundly. You will feel at peace virtually all of the time. Your relationships will be more deeply spiritual. You will begin recognizing the “coincidences” of your life with greater regularity. Your thought forms of unconditional love will begin to produce what you desire without your even being aware of how it is happening. Your dreams will be more intense, and the vision of your purpose will become clearer. 

Excerpt taken from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's Blog

Words from my Mentor: "I will follow all words till the end of time."

He is the most wonderful teacher and scholar. Words to pay attention to.

With the Love of the Angels,
~Rev. Barbara 
The Salem Love Psychic

You Can't Seek Happiness, but You can let it Sneak up on You!

Happiness is not something you can seek. It is a byproduct of doing things you love. When you follow your bliss you are engaged in activities which will lead you to happiness. Also it is elusive to those who seek it, it finds you if you let it. You only realize it after the fact, because you will find you were caught up in the journey and not looking for the finish line. Happiness just sneaks up on you!

With the Love of the Angels,
~Rev. Barbara 
The Salem Love Psychic

Monday, December 25, 2017


"Have a nice day, somewhere else."
~Lemmy Kilminster

I once had an ex-fiance. I hated her so much she could strip my ability to speak when I had seen her. The words all became twisted and bitter in my throat and choked me, not her. She never felt the hate, it was only in my heart. It was only doing me harm. I love myself, so why was I hurting myself?

The flipside of it is when you love your neighbor, you are loving Christ. The circumpunct is a circle within a circle and the center of the Celtic cross. They said Christ realized he was god only when his heart was where that circle meets on the cross. Before then, he was just a man. Just like him we are god as well. To love god is to love our self. To love those you hate is being able to face the reflection of the parts of yourself you hate. To move past that is to truly love yourself.

So I sought her out and became friends. The attraction was gone, but I got to have a new friend. Most important I was not hurting myself anymore...


   Welcome to another fabulous and wonderful week! Sometimes the stars have beautiful gifts for you; other times they have warnings. Nothing is negative, it is all in how you perceive it. A yank of the arm might just save you from walking in front of a bus... Everything might not go exactly how you want; just remember when the stars hand you lemons, remember to always make lemonade with a dash of love added... When the stars open up to something amazing, run in!

   The week begins on a day of traditions around the world. Pleasure seeking, contented, diplomatic Venus is moving into Capricorn for the next several weeks. Capricorn is the sign of tradition and conventionality, so this is ideal for Christmas Day. Venus will also be aligning with Saturn, the hallmark of conventionality - if you have any issues with personal relationships, this combination can test them. If you're away from a loved one, this can enhance that you're feeling alone or separated. Overall, this Christmas Day, a lot of people will be following their traditions or starting new ones with a new family. Venus-Saturn is very favorable for starting a creative business or manifesting your creative intentions and goals - getting into a rhythm. Until next time, Happy Holidays and take care!

December 25, 2017

Main Event: Pleasure seeking Venus moving into Capricorn, aligning with Saturn in Capricorn.
What to Expect: A time of tradition, this is the hallmark combination for conventionality.
What to Do: A good time overall to work on your relationships, mending fences or telling someone you miss them What Not to Do: Don't dwell on being alone, find a social setting and start a new tradition.

December 26, 2017

Main Event: Moon in fiery, decisive Aries What to Expect: Increased confidence, taking risks, looking for challenge. 
What to Do: A good time to start making short-term resolutions, you'll come up with some interesting ideas. 
What Not to Do: Not a good day for confrontation - tempers are more likely to flare.

December 27, 2017

Main Event: Energetic Mars favorable with inspiring, selfless Neptune.
What to Expect: A willingness to take action, to be of service and to help those less fortunate. 
What to Do: Mars rules physical activity, you could be swimming, dancing or stretching and doing yoga exercises. 
What Not to Do: Don't turn to selfishness - this could be a very rewarding day for you.

December 28, 2017

Main Event: Moon in stubborn, pragmatic Taurus What to Expect: A desire to make decisions with the head before the heart. 
What to Do: Take advantage of decreased moodiness and look to resolve outstanding problems.
What Not to Do: Don't expect to head out for a wild and crazy night, bulls are homebodies for the most part.

December 29, 2017

Main Event: Moon in affectionate, sensual Taurus. 
What to Expect: Increased appreciation for the arts and material beauty. 
What to Do: Indulge in your senses, go out for dinner, have a scented bath, go to a concert. 
What Not to Do: Ignore the hole burning in your pocket, you don't need to drop a fortune today.

December 30, 2017

Main Event: Moon in intellectual, communicative Gemini. 
What to Expect: Focus on conversations, feeling more witty and talkative. 
What to Do: Embrace this social and extroverted energy, also good for learning or reading.
What Not to Do: Don't expect to be able to focus on any one thing - quantity overrules quality.

December 31, 2017

Main Event: Moon in adaptable, playful Gemini, full Moon going into Monday. 
What to Expect: Heightened sociability, wanting to communicate with as many people as possible, full Moon bringing emotions to a head. 
What to Do: Go to multiple parties or host, collecting all your friends.
What Not to Do: Don't give into moodiness, keep it light and detached to avoid hurt feelings. 

Always remember to desire is to follow your own star...Lots of Luck & Love!!!
With the Love of the Angels,

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Fear and Desire

Early Christians and Buddhists tell the same story about a demiurge who created our world. Once he realized he existed and became self aware, he created fear that another was alive. Fear of that other would want to do him harm. Then when loneliness became too great to stand, he desired that another would exist. Even at the cost of losing his own life.

These are the two basic tenets that block us from our own Nirvana or Heaven on Earth. Just the desire for them creates the fear we will not attain that state. Fearful and lustful statues block the entrance to Buddhist temples. You need to overcome these two demons before you enter their sacred space.

I faced these statues in my own way one summer. 

On the way to Marblehead from Salem on the bicycle trail there are two bridges flanked by two poles on each side on each bridge. They created an anxiety in me which caused me to overthink their spacing. I was not sure if both of my handlebars would hit them as I passed through, but they didn't. Even after I passed the first of the four, I still hesitated at the remaining ones. I desired to go through, but I feared I would hit my hands. For a month I over thought going through them, then one day I just went right passed these Buddhist sentinels without thinking about them. I was just enjoying the journey.

It is good to dream. The Hindus actually believe the Brahmin is a dreamer that opens his eyes and creates a new universe and closes his eye to make a new one in the morning. Dream always and it will shape your actions in this world. A dream is different than a desire, one is unconscious thought the other is conscious. Also a dream tends to be less logical in its course and allows for serendipity where the logic of desire may be rigid like an oak and can crack. Dreams are flexible like a pine.

Desire is to follow a star, but how do you know it is yours to follow. If you are staring at the stars too long, you are cutting your dreams short.

Your true star will just pull you like our sun pulls the earth. Your own star will do the same.

Another analogy is that everyone has their own stream and current. For the most part, you only need a inner tube and the good knowledge not to fight your way up stream and life will bring you where you need to be. At times you might find yourself in still waters at a fork, just know either path would be good, but different. Who is to say which is the road less traveled.

Desire has forced many to swim upstream all the way to the top of the waterfall, but no one has enough strength to summit the fall or hang on forever. It's a great fall once we let go to ourselves which disorients the ego just enough to let go of desire. Fear kept us hanging on to the top of the fall, but when we release ourselves to a higher power we find ourselves.

So just let go and you will find your life. Let go of desire and fear and you just might find your happiness. Even if it was not the Nirvana or Heaven that you were looking for, but it will be yours you will find.

Salem House Press author