I was looking for something to add a little mystery and colour to the blog, and whilst I have been known to read palms, the crystal ball and the cards (yes my mother claimed gypsy ancestry), I have never got to grips with astrology except as a spectator.
Then I remembered by old friend Esme.. not her real name but one I rather like…. who used to amuse and astound us, with her party piece of telling fortunes based on the characteristics of our zodiac sign. She had been interested in astrology from an early age but one day discovered a flair for interpreting the signs in a different way.
I approached her in the hopes that she might contribute to the blog by providing fortnightly posts with a forecast for each sign.. She agreed provided I did not use her real name (she is an eminent scientist) and that I crossed her palm with a couple of bottles of Cava from time to time.
She absolutely wishes this to be regarded as for fun purposes only and not to be taken too seriously.
This time.. not only a look at what might be taking place in the next couple of weeks, but a herb or two that might give you a lift.
Here are her predictions based on your zodiac sign’s characteristics for 26th April to 10th May.
Aries: March 21 – April 19
You are very strong willed and ambitious, and right now you are at the start of several months of opportunity at work, and also as far as relationships is concerned. You have tried a number of approaches to gain ground but you are not quite there yet. Perhaps you have not studied the target of your ambitions carefully enough. Tailor your efforts to their requirements, not your own, so that they know you have been listening. The finish line for this particular project is September. I would suggest that you add a little ginger to your diet… a cup of that each day will clear your mind.
Taurus: April 20 -May 20
You are now at the beginning of your annual renewal… April was a bit confusing with erratic events that drove you mad. People let you down and things went missing. But you are now back on an even keel, and hopefully, with some of that Taurus sun bringing clarity and sense to your work and romantic life. Like everything in life there is small print and in the excitement of new beginnings we do tend to skip those bits. I do suggest that you revisit any paperwork that you have sitting in front of you and double check everything. It might result in a win of some kind from promotion to a rebate. Add some pep to your step with fresh thyme with your dinners.
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
You do tend to like the best of both worlds… working as part of a dynamic team or being hidden away in your cave creating your own magic. You are somewhat of an enigma to your family and friends and they tend to be wary of suggesting a break from routine. However, in a few weeks it will be your birthday and there are some ambitions or wishes that you have been promising to complete by this particular birthday. Why not spend the next three weeks planning to enjoy at least one of them. Whilst it might well be something you plan for just yourself… you would actually find that including someone close will double the pleasure. I would suggest, that if you are having trouble sleeping, you take valerian last thing at night.
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
You seem to be having a wonderful social time right now on and offline, meeting interesting people and making international connections. I see an award coming your way for your efforts and someone is going to make a proposal to you… I don’t know if it is business or romance but it will be worth thinking about. With all this excitement, and well deserved recognition, be careful not to forget those who stand beside and behind you as their support is partly why you are getting those awards. You rely heavily on your gut instinct, and I think this is a time to listen to that intuition and act on it. You might enjoy a peppermint tea after meals.. after all excitement can also give you indigestion.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
It is a while until you get to the high point of your year and you are starting to flag. It is tough being front and centre with people looking to you for guidance, support and when needed a shoulder to cry on. It might be tempting to push people away and retreat for some time. Tough to do when there is so much going on. However, just taking an hour for yourself every day will make a difference. Things are more stable than last month but you still need to take care of yourself physically and emotionally. I do see a few months ahead a break in the cloud with new opportunities so stick it out and try to make the best of the situation. Chamomile tea would be a good edition twice a day… it is very calming.
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
It feels like you reached a turning point in a relationship of some kind in the last couple of weeks, that has reminded you that it would be a good time to do an audit of your life. Who, where, what and when are always good questions to ask along with How Much! You have dreams but you need to work out a plan and a budget to accomplish them. Work on the accumulation factor and if for example you want to make that lifetime trip, how much do you need to set aside each month to get there? Is there something that you do not need any longer that you could sell to add to the fund? Two heads work better than one so team up with someone close. To help you find clarity I suggest drinking rosehip tea.
Libra: September 23 – October 22
This month it is all about finding balance, especially after the last few weeks. At times you have felt between a rock and a hard place with family and friends going through a needy phase. Remember that in a plane emergency the responsible adult puts the oxygen mask on first so that they can then take care of others. You need to step back and give yourself some breathing room. Explain it calmly despite you would quite like to speak your mind more sharply. You are not good to them if you are worn out and stressed. You need to rest, eat well and drink plenty of fluids.. and wine does not count.. I was thinking more of green tea infused with orange to help you keep yourself energised.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
I feel that the time is for you to go big or get out. For the last few months you have been restricted by someone else’s agenda and your own ideas have been falling by the wayside. Job and relationship security is fantastic and none of us like to rock the boat. So don’t do that but do work out a strategy to gently infuse either a work or personal relationship with your take on things. It is all about the people and their needs and wants as well as their fears. By understanding their motivation you can persuade them that your approach and your input can make positive changes. Good things are ahead and the platform that you build today will be a great start. A little ginseng with raspberry tea might help you get that on track.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Can an offer be too good to be true? Of course it can but if you do your research and homework there is no reason why the recent offer you received cannot work out very well. Unfortunately whilst you are making your deliberations life still goes on, however much you would like to take off to some isolated spot to think in peace. Thing is that you are not the only person in this and what you decide is likely to impact others. Make sure that you factor everything into your considerations. Health wise you may have been driving yourself to hard and need to step back a little from anything that is not essential. Do you really need to be on Facebook or other online platforms every day? Warm milk, a dash of honey, topped with nutmeg may help you relax, get a good night’s sleep and wake refreshed.
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
There appears to be issues relating to shared property and investments at the moment with plenty of variables to make discussions interesting. Whilst you like to have a firm plan of the way forward, those around you have a more relaxed approach that can be irritating. Spontaneity is not a crime and whilst you do like to stay well within budget, you do have some wiggle room and could make an exception. This time of year is also when all the bills come in for car, house and tax payments. Once those are out of the way you will have a clearer picture. You are fairly self-contained but do think about picking up the phone to family and friends and checking that they are okay. Perhaps some turmeric tea might clear away the cobwebs.
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Since the end of last year you have been feeling under par with a lack of enthusiasm for getting out and mingling. You are very happy with your head in a book or in the clouds and are a bit of a dreamer. Reality beckons now however, and thankfully you are extremely practical. People need your help and you know that once you get started you will enjoy the process and it will get you out of your doldrums. You are never happier than when out in nature and whilst clearing weeds is not that exciting, planting a garden of colour and scent will be the reward. This applies to most things in your life at the moment. A cup of ginger and lemon twice a day should perk you up.
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
You are carrying a burden at the moment which you will undertake willingly as a duty but it is taking its toll. You don’t have to go it alone and do not be afraid of asking for help and it will be there. There are some highlights too with people rallying around and younger people in particular bringing some sunshine into your life. In another few months you will be the other side of this and able to pick up your own life again. There also seems to be a windfall coming your way in regards to an inheritance which will help ease the situation. Trust in the process and when you can, put your feet up with a good book, or a movie and sip a cup of chamomile tea with a dash of fresh ginger.
©Esme – Smorgasbord 2018
Esme and I would be fascinated to find out if you feel that these forecasts are interesting, pretty accurate or entertaining! If you would like to see more from Esme… make your mark… thanks Sally
And remember this is for entertainment purposes only…..