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Happy Easter

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Taurus

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Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is all about reward. Unlike the Aries love of the game, Taurus loves the rewards of the game. Think physical pleasures and material goods, for those born under this sign revel in delicious excess. They are also a tactile lot, enjoying a tender, even sensual, touch. Taurus adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in all its guises, whether it's the arts or art of their own making (yes, these folks are artistic as well), is heaven on Earth to the Taurus-born.
It's the Bull that serves as the Taurus's mascot, and along with that comes the expectation that these folks are bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. Hey, this sign has a Fixed Quality attached to it after all, so expect that things will occasionally grind to a halt. That said, Taurus doesn’t start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply want to get things do…

Passover

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This evening begins Passover week for Hebrews (Jewish) and Christians world wide. The eight-day festival of Passoveris celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.

At the end of the biblical book of Genesis, Joseph brings his family to Egypt. Over the following centuries, the descendants of Joseph's family (the Hebrews) become so numerous that when a new king comes to power he fears what might happen if the Hebrews decide to rise against the Egyptians. He decides that the best way to avoid this situation is to enslave them (Exodus 1). According to tradition, these enslaved Hebrews are the ancestors of modern day Jews. Despite pharaoh's attempt to subdue the Hebrews they continue to have many children. As their numbers grow, pharaoh comes up with another plan: he will send soldiers to kill all newborn male babies who were born to Hebrew mothers. This …

April Fool's Day

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Love is in the air III

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Ladies, lady boys, and gentlemen the Goddess of Love, Passion and Beauty have arrived. Aphrodite is the Great Goddess of Love and she brought romance and the appreciate of beauty to the world. Never had there been such sensual beauty and impeccable taste before her arrival.  The other Greek goddesses now had step up their A game . . . a new standard had been set, and the world would never be the same! From now on there would be candlelit dinners, salsa, make-up , high-heeled shoes and bright red lipstick (not to mention soap operas). Romance was here and planning to stay. As her name implies, Aphrodite was created from the foam of the crystal waters of Paphos in the fragrant island of Cyprus, when the Titan Cronus slew his father, the major Titan Ouranos, and threw then his genitals into the sea.  What is certain is that her arrival caused quite a stir! Every god and goddess was dying to meet her. The Horae (Hours) welcomed her to step ashore and adorned her with the finest gold ornament…