Archives for November 2006

Where are the simple joys of maidenhood?

“Where are the simple joys of maidenhood?
Where are all those adoring daring boys?
Where’s the knight pining so for me
he leaps to death in woe for me?
Oh where are a maiden’s simple joys?”

 Explore the myth of King Arthur on Stage this year at the Ordway in St. Paul. Two musicals are coming to town. The first is the classic “Camelot” staring British stage and film Legend, Michael York:

Here is the idyllic and lyrical version of the myth we are all so familiar with: Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot… March 6-17,2007

But wait, there’s more!

July 24-Aug 12, 2007 are the dates to remember for Flying cows, killer rabbits and taunting Frenchmen!  It’s the 2005 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT.
Spamelot Picture

Live and in-your-face this musical comedy is a loving rip-off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” If you have any doubts, you can See the Spamalot Video! or for just the info, just visit the Ordway page for Spamalot.

Here Comes the Sun (Signs) – Romance, Astrology and You – Fire Signs

By Heidi Richards

Is it easy for you to get close to someone or do you take your time in developing meaningful relationships? What does your partner bring to your relationship that either helps it blossom or keeps it from going anywhere? Are you finding love elusive or does it come easy? How do you relate to those you are romantically attracted to? What kind of relationship are you looking for? What kind of partner are you seeking?

While reading about your sun sign is not the entire answer to the age-old challenge of finding the right partner, it can be a start. Your sun-sign is only one aspect of your persona, what makes you, you. Your Rising and Moon also determine the life you were born to lead. Romance, Astrology and You will shed some light on sun signs and romance. Beyond that, you may wish to you seek professionals who can prepare your chart and give you a more in-depth personality/life reading.

The signs are divided into the four elements which represent them. They are the elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water. This first page covers the Fire signs – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. The Earth signs – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are on the next page, Air signs – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, the next and the last page is dedicated to the Water signs – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

Fire Signs

Fire signs represent enthusiasm and energy. The hallmark of fire is inspiration. With a joy for life, they can be ardent, forceful and have a tendency to be extremely impulsive.

ARIES – (March 22 – April 20). Aries is ruled by Mars, and its symbol is the Ram. Aries is a Fire sign, impulsive and energetic. You are bold and impatient, easily infatuated, and often lose interest if boredom sets in. You tend toward impulsive rather than cautious when it comes to matters of the heart, making your interest known (sometimes too quickly), and you tend to be very direct – shy is not a word to describe the impetuous Aries. You quickly bounce back from rejection, although it isn’t something you are use to, as you like to get your way. Quips and quarrels are often seen as foreplay with the direct Aries. You like the conquest in romance and can play “hard-to-get”. You find it stimulating when the object of your affection plays the same game. However, in the long run you love to let yourself be caught, to be “swept away” with desire. You gravitate toward the confident, rather than those who appear needier. Aries loves to be caressed and told that you are the best.

LEO – (July 23 – August 22) Leo is ruled by the Sun and its symbol is the lion. As a Fire sign, Leo’s world revolves around the principles of identity and drama. You love to be the center of your partner’s adoration and attention. You tend to be flamboyant and melodramatic when it comes to matters of the heart. You crave attention and find ways to announce that you have arrived, whether it be with a look, the way you “waltz” into a room, the way you toss your head or even the way you walk up to someone and give them a gentle touch. You are a true romantic and have been known to write a poem or two. You have style, are generous and love to “surprise” the object of your affection with flowers and candy. In fact, surprises are second nature to you. You often sport an aristocratic air, even if you weren’t born into nobility. You love to be adored and admired and taking the lead in romance gives you a sense of power. You expect to be respected, and will act worthy of respect with one you desire. You know how to turn on the charm and raise the heat in a relationship. Leos love to be touched and admired.

SAGITTARIUS – (November 22 – December 21) Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter and is symbolized by the archer. This Fire sign is connected with the identity. You crave variety, new ideas, and new experiences. In fact, you can be a little “excessive,” which means you can over-do things a bit – or a lot. You love to explore new places, people and foods. Change is something you simply cannot live without. Routine is not a word that sits well with you and anyone romantically interested in the archer better be ready for adventure. You are a truth seeker, love to learn and your interests are eclectic and varied. You tend to embellish things a bit (almost to the point of exaggeration) especially when it comes someone who might be attracted to you. You want them to find you as interesting as you find life itself. You love your “space” and freedom and want your partner to feel the same. You find independence in others as sexy as it is second nature to you. Playful dates are a real turn-on for someone seeking a good-time.

When it comes to love-interests, you want to be “friends first”. Honesty is paramount to you and you expect it from those in your life, especially your mate. You can be philosophical one moment and class clown the next. You are very jovial and will seek a partner who makes you laugh. When it comes to spirituality, you consider yourself a guide along the long and winding road to self-discovery. And when in the learning mode, the Sagittarius will be a “seeker” or student to those who can teach or inspire you. Sagittarians are as turned-on by a stimulating conversation as they are by sensual exploration.

© 2005 – Heidi Richards is an Author, Professional Speaker, and Business Mentor. She is the owner of Eden Florist & Gift Baskets – and the Founder & CEO of the Women’s ECommerce Association, International – an Internet organization that “Helps Women Do Business on the WEB.” BASIC Membership is Free. She can be reached at [email protected]. Permission is granted to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included. A courtesy copy of your publication is appreciated.

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Tarot Cards Demystified: The Suit of Cups

By Sherry Sims

There are many ways to interpret the symbolism found in Tarot Cards. There are varying points of view that exist about what each card means or represents. This is just one way of interpreting them. When you understand this method you will find it to be extremely accurate.

Tarot Cards have a lot in common with Regular Playing Cards. Both types of cards have four suits. However, the Tarot also has some additional cards that a Regular Playing Card Deck does not have. A Tarot Card Deck has seventy-eight cards.

The suit of Cups is similar to Hearts in a deck of regular playing cards.

The Element for the suit of Cups is Water.

Some of the qualities and meanings for the suit of Cups are:

* Water

* Emotions

* Feelings

* Feminine

* Love

* Beauty

* Hearts (Regular Playing Cards)

* Hearts (Romance, Affection)

* Subconscious Mind

* Passion

* Caring

* Instincts

* Intuition

* Empathy

* Emotional

* Deeply Sensitive

* Ruled by the Heart

Read over this list several times while trying to get a sense of the type of energies associated with the suit of Cups.

Generally, when there are many Cups cards in a reading, or Cups cards appear in important key placements within a spread of tarot cards, love or relationship situations are probably emphasized in that particular reading.

In the Rider – Waite Tarot deck the Cup resembles a large Chalice or Loving Cup.

Cups symbolize love and romance. Cups are symbols for the heart and therefore represent anything that has to do with emotions, love, caring, relationships, good-will, joy, desire, truth, honesty, giving, sharing, trust, commitment, romance, marriage and partnerships of all types.

Cups represent anything on the emotional plane, but can also represent the physical heart. Cups represent feelings, which can be both positive and negative. An example of positive feelings are love, joy and happiness while negative feelings could be depression, sadness, instability and vulnerability.

Cups also can indicate someone who is “sensitive” as in psychic, intuitive or impressionable.

Most musicians and artists will tend to have quite a few Cups in their reading due to their usually sensitive nature.

Copyright © 2005 Sherry Sims

Sherry Sims has spent the last 20 years assisting people as a professional psychic, intuitive counselor, energy healer and teacher. Helping people to resolve personal and relationship issues has been at the core of her work. She gently assists her clients to accept their true power which allows them to begin taking control of their lives through healing, awareness, and self-love.

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