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More is less. So yes, Less is more.

More is less. So yes, Less is more.

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Astrology: Square Aspects

Square’s cause boxed-in tension. When you feel tension, what do you do? If you don’t do anything, what happens? Yeah, that’s what square’s are all about.

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Happy Sunny Leo Sunday

Happy Sunny Leo Sunday. This is my favourite day of the week. I wonder why. ;-P

Oh, why not… more music!!
Crank that sound!

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David Bowie: I’m deranged.

And now time for a song… Working my way up to a celebrity reading of David Bowie.

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Quote: Astrology Mimics Life

Art mimics life? Another a word does the same: Astrology mimics life.

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Bright Ideas: The General Public

“The General Public” would make a great name or title for some product, service, or entertainment piece.

Update on my apparent latent memory (previous post cracked it open aka got the brain storming): Been advised that a number of bands already use this name. What’d I say? Would make a great name for that sort of thing! It’s a bright idea. haha… tweet-on!

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Positive Occult Practice & The General Public

I like to think of myself as making a positive contribution to occult studies and practices. I’m largely friendly, warm, practical, skeptical, thoughtful, analytical, bright, connected, accepting of differences, soft-hearted, understanding, and ethical. I’m also somewhat normal, on the outside ;-). Pisces-Virgo with a good dash of Leo?!

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Whitney Houston: Love Aspects – Women Who Love Too Much

Whitney Houston definitely had a whole lot of love to give. Her Venus communicated with eight planets and her Midheaven. Unfortunately, a few of those contacts conversed in a difficult and traumatic way.

Venus Opposite Saturn – Serious love separates. She couldn’t get close enough to the ones she loved. There was always a distance and a hard lesson to learn. The men she loved were not available. Getting involved with married men, or men who were too old, much older (at least 7 years), or hard for her. More about this aspect type.

Venus Square Neptune
– False spiritual love. Loving men who are emotionally unavailable, wrong for her — men she saw potential in but who could not live up to her imagination. Love after or before its time — star crossed lovers. Unrequited love. Past lives karmic soulmate. More about this aspect.

Venus Semi-sextile Pluto – Powerful love. Jealous love. Possessive love. She held on to the ones she loved even if they were no good for her. She also attracted men who wanted to possess her. She was energized by this sado-masochistic love, at times and found opportunity to engage in it.

Article linking her to Jermaine Jackson.

Whitney’s 1985 single Saving All My Love For You, which tells the story of a woman’s romance with a married man, with the singer even hiring a lookalike of Jermaine for the footage. [A] source added: ‘The reason it ended was because Jermaine wouldn’t leave his wife – and Whitney was angry. The video for Saving All My Love For You was about all of that.’

After reading this article, I realized Whitney probably had challenging love aspects and so she did.

In 1985 (during Whitney’s heyday, and the year Whitney’s song was published) Robin Norwood published a book: Women Who Love Too Much — while this reflected the emerging nature of women’s issues within relationships during a boom in women’s liberation and career opportunities of the 1980’s, it was a perfect book describing Whitney Houston’s love entanglements.

In fact, here’s some chapters (of the Norwood book) that connect with her aspects:

“If I suffer for you, will you love me” – Venus Opposition or Square Saturn
“The need to be needed” – Venus Square Neptune, and Moon-Venus (Whitney has this too).
“Beauty and the beast” – Venus-Pluto
“When one addiction feeds another” – Venus-Neptune
“Dying for love” Venus-Pluto
“Good sex in bad relationships” Partly Venus-Pluto. Mars would be involved here too.
“Loving the man who doesn’t love you back” Venus Square or Opposition Saturn

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Saturday Night Singles?

I guess doing grocery shopping on a Saturday night means you’re single? Male cashier (in his twenties) said, “You should get a boyfriend to carry all this stuff for you”. *eye raise*

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Quote: A great sweater is like a good hug.

A great sweater is like a good hug.

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Abella Quotes: Stealing Work

“I have neither the fame, nor the fortune to enjoy the compliment of someone stealing my work.” – Abella Arthur

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Abella Quotes: No Fame & No Fortune

“If I don’t have the fortune, I don’t want the fame. :P ” ~ Abella Arthur

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About Astrology:Transits

Transits are like questions you answer or paths you choose & depending on the answer or path, you’ll end up w/ a pos, neutral, or neg exp.

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My wallet has lost itself many times but …

My wallet has lost itself many times but found its way back to me through lovely wallet angels!! Today I got a chance to be a wallet angel. I imagine the woman’s wallet dropped out as she left her car. I left a note on her window and she called me shortly thereafter. A ♥ moment and got me thinking about serendipitous events.

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Astronomy, Sky-watching, and Loving the Cosmos…

I’m getting more into Astronomy. I’m not sure what planets or fixed stars I was looking at tonight but along with the Moon, I felt a sense of calm as they washed over me. Breath-taking, calming, powerful… Check out Earth Sky sky gazing for information.

Now let me play you a song from one of my favourite artists, a Darwin lover who admirably named one of his albums Science! I’m a skeptic too and into science but not to the exclusion of spirit. Yet, I get why Thomas needed science to help stabilize what was going on in his world at the time. I’m also not for scam artists. I don’t sell or tell what I can’t prove with my own research and experiences. If I do, I call it theory.

And I tell you Thomas, when I look up at the sky I feel anything but real — it’s magic, magical.

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Dating Yourself: Carrot Common “Alternative” Mall Experience

If you’re in Toronto, consider an alternative mall experience. Carrot Common Mall:

1.  Relax at Big Carrot Dispensary. Try out the large number of lotion testers for a shot of aromatherapy.
2.  Go find a gem of a book at Book City!
3.  Then head over to the Organic Juice Bar and enjoy your reading material or do some people watching at the window bar. The monthly specials are very neat. I had a GABBA & Matche Green Latte “Clear and Calm” tea… it did the job!
4.  Hop over to Gifts from the Earth and soak in the smells, energy, and metaphysical goodness.
5.  If it’s a nice day, take a seat in the courtyard and listen to the birds sing and/or do some organic and healthy shopping at The Big Carrot. As much as I love the store, I don’t like the cafe there. The servers don’t seem to enjoy their work and the food isn’t especially yummy. That’s my opinion. YMMV. I do pick up the fresh baked cookies wrapped in plastic. They’re yummy!

There’s other shops there too — Explore and Enjoy… ♥

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Transits: Uranus Opposition Uranus

Another example…. Uranus Opposition Uranus may ask: What did you stop doing because of responsibilities? What will make you feel alive? What’s stale? And you can take different paths. Let the transit do what it will. Or lets say your relationship is sucking so you break up but you could also MAKE UP. When know astrology, can make it work for you.

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Transits: Pluto Square Sun

Say you have a Pluto Square Sun transit. What’s the question being asked of you? What path will you take? You can take a positive, negative, or neutral approach. Pluto destroys or transforms, kicks your butt, or shines your shoes. It can also give you meat & potatoes depending on the path you take or answer you make. If you do nothing, Pluto will do what it wills. Here’s where ‘freewill’ comes into effect… there’s not much of it, so I suggest people really go for it /use it. Pluto can change your whole identity / self and not so comfortably during a Pluto Square Sun transit IF you let it… Paths taken can be: Modify, Maintain, or Delete. Will you take what the transit gives you? Make it a positive or a negative? Do you really have to die completely? Can you save a part of yourself that works but get rid of what doesn’t? Can you keep most but use something new at the right time? That’s your freewill. Transits are a series of questions and paths.

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Aspects: Venus-Saturn

Venus-Saturn = Limited love. When Square, maybe long & committed love is scary. When Trine, long & committed love is satisfying…

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Astrology: About Interceptions

Interceptions: “I have never yet had a client with an interception who wasn’t mastering their karmic failure and giving the gift indicated by the interception.” Aquarian Essence

“…The intercepted house polarity is the part of consciousness that the native feels like a complete failure about, when it is in fact the part of themselves that is developing the most.” Barbara Hand Clow

My rising sign is Capricorn. Pisces and Virgo are intercepted. I have no planets, signs, asteroids, or points in Aquarius except the part of fortune. My North Node in Pisces, 2nd house. Aquarius is on my 2nd house cusp.  I have Moon, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, SN Virgo in the 8th house. I have double “Gemini/Sagittarius: Reason vs. Revelation” Mary Devlin.

“The lack of balance may be within the person’s own development or is suited to assist other’s with balancing this axis. ” Aquarian Essence

My biggest strength is deep communication (discovering), and it’s also my failure. But I feel compelled to teach others how to speak with authority, clarity, and bravery to themselves and to others (Mars on the 3rd house cusp, Chiron Aries). I don’t always do such a good job at that.

“The most important thing for a person with an interception to know is that there is no need for feeling like a failure or feeling guilty, which is often the case.” Aquarian Essence

Oh, ha, they’re good!!

Aquarian Essense says there’s a lack of communication and education that is projected on my love axis. That makes sense. Often there has been strain in regards to my daily living and working habits and the partner doesn’t communicate this to me until its too late. As I continue to read the article, AE suggests that it’s the ‘intercepted native’ that projects. In my case, I have been completely honest with lovers (as an adult) and they have deceived and lied to me. Communication of important details were not provided. So I’m not sure how that one works. Then again, I have the 5/11, 6/12 axis so that could be the difference.

“When looked at objectively, it will be clear that the axis is well on its way toward balance, especially by mid life.” Yes! Agreed.

Another interesting article from Rosicrucian.com about interceptions.

“As a result of an intercepted diameter in a chart there will be two pairs of houses covered by the same diameter. Wherever this “phenomenon” occurs, you will know that the houses concerned in this “duplication” represent experience-patterns on which the person concerned is “making up for past defaults;” Rosicrucian.com, Elman Bacher

I’d agree. I have often said: I must have done something horrible in a past life or even making wrong choices when I was younger to have to experience the communication hell I do, today. I do feel like I’m making a sacrifice and being of service because I myself, lacked communication skills and a voice when I was younger.  I also wasn’t entirely honest or had complete integrity, in my youth. (Note: the higher degree is on my 6th/12th axis and that’s where I probably have the most ‘projection’ with the polarity)

“If the second cusp is covered by the next sign in sequence, then we know that the person is destined in this incarnation to express a higher octave of quality of his past… No one ever exactly repeats a level from one incarnation to the next–upwardness is always a factor to be considered in karmic interpretation.” My intercepted sign is Pisces, I have North Node in Pisces, and Aquarius is on my 2nd house cusp.

I’ve said this about interceptions:
In some ways it feels like a stellium because it spans two house cusps. It makes talents and weaknesses overwhelming obvious. It has an intensity and overdone quality to it. The double sign indicates where prominent themes are at play. With having Gemini on the 5th and 6th house cusps, I LOVE my job. What I do for fun, I do for work. On the flip-side, what I do for work, I do for fun. So that means, I’m not always having fun or I’m not always working. A large part of my day is communicating — talking on the phone, by email, and learning. It makes me a bit of an information geek.

And after a conversation with another intercepted native (from twitter), we came to this conclusion as well:

My Aquarius energy is filtered through Pisces so I experience the emotions of an Aquarius but hidden.  It’s my Pisces heart that is electric. When I sort through my detachment and coldness and know what I think, it is often a very soft and lamb-like nature that emerges. All my Virgo signs get a Leo treatment. I am fair minded to my core but have Jupiter Libra that indicates that as well. :-) So I am creatively critical, and an analytical authority, or an authority on a subject – expert.

“…determine the possibilities of why one diameter may represent a “holding back” or a “promise of future development” in this incarnation. The duplicated diameters–when they are lined up with structure-sequence–will indicate which pair of houses represents a condition from the past that must be repeated–for complete fulfillment–in the present.” Rosicrucian.com, Elman Bacher

Here’s a link delineating the intercepted houses.

“Virgo/Pisces Axis or Sixth/Twelfth House Axis

If your Virgo/Pisces or sixth/twelfth house axis is intercepted it may take you quite some time to find a line of work which you find to be fulfilling. This disillusionment you feel in your day-to-day routine is destined to force you to question your spirituality and seek answers of a rather esoteric nature to help you better understand the life role you were born into.

You are an old soul who has experienced much in lives past and will find yourself bumping into people who you knew long ago. These rekindled friendships will add meaning to your life and keep you going during those times when you feel overwhelmed with trials.

Unfortunately, you will learn from experience that you must continually question the motives of those you meet casually because many will have agendas which are at cross purposes to your own. While secret enemies abound, these encounters will help you learn to keep your own council and look beyond the veil of the outer persona when judging a person’s true character.

You will in all probability have a part-time job or business in addition to your primary vocation which will bring you a little extra money as well as help to fulfill some of your self actualization needs.

You may at times feel as if you have heavy burdens because you will find that you have many obligations and responsibilities which keep you firmly grounded to the earth. While it can be depressing to find that you must tend to your day-to-day duties while it seems that others around you have ”

Nod!

Do you have an interception?

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Abella’s Tarot: Tarot is a tool

Think of tarot as ‘working with or using tarot’ to answer your questions rather than tarot being the one giving you the answer. All answers are within because we are connected to spirit and the universe. Tarot is not an entity in and of itself, but rather a tool to help you access your own wisdom. Your Tarot Teacher, Abella

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Planetary Aspects: Otherworldly

Aspects that make one feel like they’re not of this earth & where thoughts are out of whack are MOON-URANUS, MERCURY-URANUS & URANUS-CHIRON

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Mars Rx Stories

Mars Rx: Going over a past botched surgery and medical service.  Watching Winnipeg hospital’s surgery error on Yahoo!

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“Look at a single element alone as well …

“Look at a single element alone as well as within the environment that surrounds it.” Abella Arthur on *synthesizing / analyzing data.*

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Mercury Rx Mishaps

A client sent me a message tonight: “Don’t laugh….but my blender turned on by itself today and scared the crap out of me. I was nowhere near it and I live alone…” Of course, once I realized that we are in Mercury Rx season, I had a chuckle. Also, this RX is in Aries (alone).

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Fixed Quality Sign Wisdom…

Regarding last post… Scorpio connects to Taurus, Leo to Aquarius — all Fixed signs covered!!

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All fixed signs are resistant to change …

All fixed signs are resistant to change because it (Pluto) can represent death of self (Sun).

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Saturn is like a stone. Don’t be smug w …

Saturn is like a stone. Don’t be smug with Saturn or he’ll wallop you!

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Parent (Saturn) and child (Aquarius teen …

Parent (Saturn) and child (Aquarius teenager) can get along. They are made from each other. It’s memory of that, that can help.

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Determining gender of child. Many ways. …

Determining gender of child. Many ways. One way. Look at the 5th house. Is it a female or male sign on the cusp? the planets inside the house?

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Mars Rx Wisdom

Mars Rx: Whatever house your Mars is in and whichever house Mars rules, is where you need a break. Even if that’s not where Mars Rx is transiting now, your natal Mars will find exhaustion nonetheless if house activities are not limited or re-worked.

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Capricorns are similar to Scorpios

Capricorns are similar to Scorpios in that they have a ‘dark & sexy’ appearance but they also look sturdy, in-control, & well-dressed!!

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Sagittarius Sun / AC are sprite, bouncy, …

Sagittarius Sun / AC are sprite, bouncy, full-of-life, wide-eyed and bushy tailed. Their clothing is comfy & ready for moving.

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Cancer DC: Wants support, nurturing, etc..

Cancer DC: Wants support, nurturing, a good cook, family-time, and doesn’t appreciate neglect, and home duties being ignored.

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Moon Opposition Saturn: Acquiring emotio …

Moon Opposition Saturn: Acquiring emotional possessions separates. Like Moon Capricorn and Saturn Cancer maladjusted.

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Disaster = bad star – dis (bad), aster ( …

Disaster = bad star – dis (bad), aster (star) – Greek

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Astrology Systems

Vedic astrologers work with the constellations. Western astrologers work with the signs. There’s over eight different types of astrology..
Examples of astrology systems: Vedic, Western, Chinese, Arabic, Celtic, Ameridian, Mayan, Egyptian, Tibetan, etc

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Harmonics: Septiles — Spiritual power, divine downloads…

Notes drawn from AdZe: Septile – Spiritual power, divine downloads, self-knowledge, non-conforming harmony (like Venus / Jupiter / Trine)

“There is a whole family of septile aspects including the septile, bi-septile and tri-septile forming one, two and three sevenths of a circle respectively. Septiles are measured in denominations of fifty-one degrees twenty-five minutes, one hundred two degrees fifty one minutes five seconds and one-hundred-fifty-four degrees, seventeen minutes and two seconds. The septile family of aspects is very different. They divide the circle into one, two and three sevenths respectively. This is the first series of aspects that to not divide evenly. This is a somewhat irrational force of energy, something sacred and holy going on here. Much like the number seven, Septiles contain spiritual power and imply the possibility of cosmic intervention. Septiles indicate harmony and union though in a non-conforming way. These aspects can indicate extraordinary creative efforts at self-knowledge and ultimate understanding and can be a real turn on. Septiles resonate with Venus, Cardinal, Air and Libra energy.” AdZe MiXXe.

I have Mercury Septile Jupiter, Mars Tri-Septile Ascendant, Venus Tri-Septile North Node, and Sun Septile Uranus.

This aspect stimulates ‘divine downloads’ from the universal highway.

Divine insights or allowing the native to view the world (things and themselves too) in ways that few others do, is partly what this aspect does. One would expect the native to have had formal training, to arrive at what they do, but they haven’t!!

The Septile gives inspiration, is inspirational, or motivational. For example, Mercury Septile Jupiter can indicate “motivational speaking’ or writing ‘inspirational wisdom’. Sun Septile Uranus, an inspirational ‘role model’ for self-empowerment and “beating to your own drum”, and self-confidence or one that is inspired towards these pursuits.

Meditation or martial arts are especially helpful for any native who hasn’t tapped into the power of their Septiles, because it helps quiet or slow down energy to listen to / receive ‘divine downloads’.

Personality wise, it could indicate having an Autistic or Asperger’s type temperament but I haven’t tested this theory yet! Oh, I just found this Facebook note by astrologer David Rowan talking about how Septiles could be connected to this. I have mild dyslexia, by the way.

Do you have a Septile aspect?

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Abella’s Astrology: Aspect Delineation Video

Right then, learning about aspects: How I overcame my block. The JMAD Swap Technique.

It takes me until about 2:20 to ‘show’ you what I’m talking about. Sorry for the high pitch sound in the background.  I think I’ll do this one over again. My explanation is a bit jilted (need to cut the Virgo down to a beautiful GEMin’eye’ size) and I have a bit of a cold too.

Learn more about the JMAD Swap, and other aspect delineation techniques, on my Virgo-style blog.

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Wishful Thinking: Getting Noticed

Maybe one day I’ll get noticed and not have to work so hard. My Virgo South Node (stellium) is tired of trying to prove my worth. Ahhh, North Node Pisces in the 2nd house says: Don’t bother. Let go! Trying to ‘prove something’ to another is bad for your self-esteem. But I also ask: Why am I not taken seriously at times? Is it because I’m bouncy?

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Abella’s Tarot: Tarot is YOUR life. It contains the big …

Tarot is YOUR life.

It contains the big milestones and events in your life (education, marriage, divorce, moving out, graduation, paying taxes, etc.) as well as the everyday things you do (house cleaning, working out, eating, sex, etc.). In this way, it’s Saturnian and earthy — it illustrates your whole human life from birth to death. It’s also there for you so that you can navigate the murky waters of life with more finesse. And that’s why tarot is by the people, for the people. However, the act of reading cards is generally Neptunian. TarotSeek blends the earthy and water qualities in tarot so that everyone can learn tarot with ease.

Tarot tells the true story of YOUR life. If you’re afraid of tarot, you’re afraid of life. — My Jupiter in Libra would like to add the word, ‘probably’. ;-)

Your Tarot Teacher, Abella

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Abella’s Tarot Philosophy: Tarot is a collection of picture cards …

“Tarot is a collection of picture cards that tell the true story of your life.” Abella Arthur

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Tarot Phrase: Tarot is for the people, by the people.

Seems as if I might have coined the phrase: “Tarot is for and by the people.” and derivatives such as “Tarot is for the people, by the people.”, and “Tarot is by the people, for the people”. Cool! :D

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Learning Abella’s Tarot: Keywords & Descriptions

My tarot philosophy is to come up with your own keywords and descriptions before you taint yourself with the impressions of others. I created this worksheet back in 2006 to help you with this: http://www.divineclass.com/downloads/78TarotKeysC.pdf Your Tarot Teacher, Abella

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Learning Abella’s Astrology: Houses

“The houses tell us about how the planets and signs actively live out their desired drama in our lives as well as the roles we are to play and why.” Abella Arthur

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Learning Abella’s Astrology: Planets & Signs

“The PLANets have plans for us. The Signs are the style in which we carry out those plans.” Abella Arthur

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