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On January 31st, supermoon, total lunar eclipse, and blue moon happen all at once! This rare trifecta with a powerful force ushering in 2018’s 11 universal energy and will remain for at least 6 months. This is a universal reminder to charge forward without fear and claim what’s yours. Occurring at 11° Leo, with the sun in Aquarius. This is the most powerful lunation of the last 150 years. During this time, the world will shift and we will remember the effects for years to come, if not for the rest of our lives.

A super moon is when the moon is 30 percent closer to earth, making it seem larger, brighter and overall more luminous. Especially noteworthy about this one is that it’s the finale of a trilogy of three that we saw begin back in 2017. Three represents the divine

A blood moon is when the earth’s shadow is cast over the moon creating a reddish appearance and glow. They also are rare the last one was in 2014. Blood moons are thought to be part of prophecies.

A blue moon, is the second full moon within the same calendar month.

Eclipses call our attention to focus toward the next chapter of our lives.

Expect an intense affirmation in a very obvious way.

Not everything or even everyone is meant to stay in our lives long-term, we are meant to grow, to open up, and to let ourselves be transformed by what we experience.

For earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), this will be an emotional ride. Now is a great time to start a journal or make those yearly goals. Also meditation is the key.

For water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces), expect a boost in your career. Possibly a change in jobs. Now is the time to manifest.

For air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), all things relating to relationships. If you are looking for a soul mate now is the time they will be standing right in front of you.

For fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), creativity will be at an all time high. Allow your passions to break lose.

The moon represents our emotional make-up of and rules the subconscious mind. Expect vivid dreaming, restlessness and thanks to Leo organization. Also Le0 adds fire to the flame and it will be an emotional for those whose sun or moon are in Leo. Use that fiery passion to accomplish all that you desire and deepen your path. There’s never been a better time.

 

 

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Chinese New Year 2024 The Year Of The Dragon

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Chinese New Year 2024 falls on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 24th, 2024. Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday (February 10th–February 16th, 2024).

2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon. Dragon is the 5th animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs, coming after the Rabbit and before the Snake. The next Dragon year won’t be until 2036 and will be the year of the Fire Dragon.

Dragon years are powerful, filled will boundless endlessly energetic vitality. It is a goal-oriented yet idealistic year, yet it is romantic. Dragons are visionary leaders. They know exactly who they are and possess the keenest sense of self among the 12 zodiacs of Chinese astrology. The dragon represents authority, prosperity, and good fortune.

Blue and purple, the numbers 6 and 8, west and northeast bring good luck for Dragons, while, black and red, the numbers 4 and 9, east and northwest are unlucky for them and should be avoided.

Here is how Dragon will effect you:

Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020): Good news as rats and dragon get along really well. Black is lucky this year for you. Luck arrives in the workplace, so keep positive. In love keeping the communication open. Listen, listen listen for some highly romantic nights.

Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021): Slow and steady wins the race, and brings progress. All of the hard work from 2023 leads to financial gain. You need to balance work life and home life. At home peace and calm, as long as those balances are kept in check. 1 and 4 are what bring you luck.

Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022): Get ready for a competitive year in the workplace, If you can learn negotiating skills you will be fine. Finances, are secure, but friendships and relationships, need to be kept on a positive note or they will turn negative. Blue, gray, and yellow lily’s will bring good fortune.

Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023): This is not going to be your best year for networking, promotion, communication or personal relationships. You will however find calm if you focus on inner peace. You are quick, adaptable and smart. Use those attributes to navigate the terrain. Red, pink, purple and blue will bring luck.

Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024): Fame and fortune are coming your way, especially when surrounded by silver and gold. You may experience a few setblocks in love, but if you are thinking of marriage, children or a career change there is no better year.

Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025): You are intelligence and adaptable and you will need this attributes. Be flexible; as there is change ahead, however you can find a way to discover new successes in this changing world. Make sure to communicate with loved ones, now is not the time to be stubborn. Make sure you destress. You luck comes through 2, 8 and 9.

Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026): Yeah horsies this is going to be a very good year for you. Now is the time to kick it into high gear for career advancements. Changes are coming your way. Try being a little calmer for happiness at home. Keep an eye on your health as issue may crop up No worries as this is a year of positivity and prosperity for horses. For luck it is the colors yellow and green.

Sheep (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027): This year will have periods of calm and periods of chaos. You will experience the highs and lows this year. Watch your finances as when you are low they will be in lack, but when you are in a high period revenue-increasing opportunities will come your way. The numbers 2 and 7 are lucky for you as are carnations.

Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028): Monkey and dragon, get along well so great year for you. To be appreciated, this year just be good at what you do. Relationships are stable, so this is the year to work on you. Has there been something you have wanted to learn? Now is the time.new skill. 4, 9, and Chrysanthemums will bring you lick.

Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029): Roosters this year need to be careful and not step on the toes of others. If you are supportive and giving you will succeed and be blissful in all arenas of life. Do not take financial risks. Red brings good fortune to you this year.

Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030): 2024 Is going to be full of ups and downs. You will feel as if you are on a rollercoaster, Patience and loyalty will bring which will lead to increased of finances. I am sorry to say financial success arrives more easily than relationships. Make sure you listen to loved ones. 3, 4 and 9 will bring luck.

Boar (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031): This sign is also known as the pig and you have much to celebrate. The pig is one of the luckiest signs in Chinese astrology. 2, 5 and 8 can bring good fortune. The year for you is how you treat others as they will treat you. Expect good fortune this year because you have been blessed.

Here are famous dragons:

  • Vladimir Putin: October 7, 1952, Water Dragon
  • Reese Witherspoon: March 22, 1976, Fire Dragon
  • Michelle Obama: January 17, 1964, Wood Dragon
  • Rihanna: February 20, 1988, Earth Dragon
  • Adele: May 5, 1988, Earth Dragon
  • John Lennon: October 9, 1940, Metal Dragon
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: January 15, 1929, Earth Dragon
  • Bruce Lee: November 27, 1940, Metal Dragon
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Friday Jones Flash of Inspiration Launch blends the Art of Tattoo with Astrology at The Life of Riley Studio

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Photo “The Big Talk Academy” founder, Tricia Brouk and Friday Jones (Photo Credit: Vital Agibalow)

Celebrity tattoo artist Friday Jones triumphant New York City return after a global career expansion now has her in 2024 on a mission to continue to lead the industry with renowned artistry and game changing standards. The rich tapestry of her profession over the decades is both notable and admirable with even more facts now to elevate her status. 

Holiday Mathis and Friday Jones with Guests (photo credit: Noelle Muñoz)

Return to her artisan roots in New York City to one of her original stomping grounds in the Chelsea neighborhood, Friday joins forces with The Life of Riley, a “beauty and beyond” co-working space where her private studio is located. At The Life Of Riley Friday maintains some of the highest standards set by New York City and regulated by the Department of Health as well as little-known industry standards. Such notable protocols include asking potential clients to wait two weeks before fully deciding on committing to getting questionable spontaneous tattoos as part of the movement to promote higher work ethics in the field by all skin artisans in the city.  

Expanding her business to new horizons, Friday unveiled the latest extension of her burgeoning work with the launch of “Flash of Intuition.” A one-of-a-kind, intuitively crafted fine art package with renowned Astrologer and author of “Rock Your Stars,” Holiday Mathis.  Inspired by a popular tattoo industry term, “Flash Of Intuition” includes an 8×10 hand-detailed collaborative fine art piece based on a significant date and printed on Hahnemuhle fine art paper. Also included in the package is a 15-minute bespoke meditation audio file and a remarkable tattoo stencil artwork that a favorite tattoo artist can use to bring the bespoke tattoo to life.

Stacey Smoker owner of Life of Riley (photo credit: Vital Agibalow)

The event debuted the unique interactive experience with Friday and Holiday where invited guests enjoyed a fascinating discussion weaving mysticism, tattooing and symbolic meanings in life. The Life of Riley hosted the event with special guest Tricia Brouk, founder of “The Big Talk Academy”, who acted as emcee during the inspirational evening. In addition to charcuterie and curated cocktails, guests received content creator-inspired Inspiration Cards created by Friday and Holiday specially for the Flash Of Intuition launch attendees.

For more details of Flash of Inspiration, please visit www.flashofintuition.shop

Friday Jones is a trailblazing tattoo artist, known for her exceptional talent and innovative approach to the art of tattooing. With a client list that reads like a who’s who of award-winners, supermodels, and world leaders, Friday has left an indelible mark on the industry. Her work has graced album covers and even iconic guitars, making her a true luminary in the world of tattoo artistry.

Bookings for Friday are available Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 11:00am and 6:00pm at The Life of Riley located at 163 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011. 

For more information, please visit www.fridayjones.net and www.thelifeofrileynyc.com

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February Astrology

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I was so wrapped up in the February 2nd portal that I forgot to do the astrology for the month. Oh well a day late….

Pluto, Mercury, Mars, and Venus all make their way into Aquarius this month. On February 9, a new moon in Aquarius asks us to be who we truly are and not be afraid. If we are true to ourselves, then we are free to be present to others.

On February 10th, Chinese New Year ushers in the the Wood Dragon.

On February 16th Pisces enter with open hearts and emotions on display. On February 24th, the full Snow Moon in Virgo.

Aquarius: Happy Birthday! Now is the time to ground yourself. This should be an exciting month with new energy, opportunities and a dream coming true. It’s about time water bearers, as visions of a beautiful future are no longer your secret longing, but reality. You have always seen the future and now others are catching up to what you have so bravely kept burning.for the rest.

Pisces: Happy pre-birthday to you, but before that birthday it is time to reflect in your subconscious mind. This first part of the month is about looking into self-undoing. Time to unlearning and break patterns that no longer serve you. You are always helping others. If your interactions are unbalanced, spread your wings, withdraw and focus on you

Aries: .This year started a new 7-year chapter that will lead to success. You are being activated to find true connections. Be open to people you may have previously overlooked. Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive. You are on the right path, to where you want to go.This new path will open up so many doors. Just make sure to keep your eyes open.

Taurus: If you think or build it, it will happen. You will be inspired to achieve. You are being asked to write your story and create what it is your truly dream of. Jupiter, is hanging out in your sign until the end of May, so you have luck on your side and nothing to lose. Only your disbelief in yourself can stop you. Your empathy this month will be a blessing, so look to help those around.

Gemini: You will be out of your comfort zone this month as you are asked to break free from the real world. Tapping into your emotions will help, so do not suppress. You are being asked to find out where the anger, dissatisfaction and or rage in you lies. Acknowledge those feeling and get to the root cause. Understanding the why is actually a gift.

Cancer: You too are being asked to make peace and confront your shadows, secrets and attachments so you can move forward. Out with the unhealthy and negative, and in with the healthy and positive. You will find the willpower you need as your journey becomes about self. Lifestyle changes, moving, a makeover will lead to a new and better you.

Leo:  Kitties get ready to shine. Your career is highlighted with success and achievements. A phase of hard work is on route, but it will pay off with rewards and recognition. It’s possible that your success lies in the past, so if you have a project hidden somewhere time to unearth. Your house of partnerships is also on display, as you are asked how your relationships have shaped your world at large.

Virgo: Health as wealth and it is time to look at if your habits/rituals are serving you. You might want to take a look at your stress levels. Could a move be in your horizon? Work, home and location, are all highlighted and if your plan on making a change it is a wise decision. Organize and plan and let your interests, desires, and passions lead you to where you need to be..

Libra: Don’t get stuck in your head, as love is in the air if you only allow it. You are being asked to be open-minded. Why are you stuck? Your heart and the universe have been trying to show you the course of action. You are living your life like it’s “‘Groundhog Day”. Get out of your own head and the past. Stop being so stubborn. Embrace life and love you are primed to receive and reciprocate.

Scorpio: Core values, the karma of your ancestors are at play here. It’s time to uproot, so new roots can grow. If you are thinking of breaking free, make sure it is not out of boredom or frustration. Don’t act in haste. You will feel disconnected, frustrated and listless in your love life, but that is because you keep shutting your heart down. The heart wants what the heart wants and it is a powerful muscle.

Sagittarius:  For you communication, conversation and currency should be your motto. The briefest, simplest exchanges will lead to fulfilling those the three words. It is also time to clear away everything outstanding in your inbox. Priorities, focus and don’t procrastinate as it’s is all up to you Research before you make any big decisions because you don’t have all of the info, but soon you will.

Capricorn:  Wealth and your true definition of richness is highlighted. Key words are contribution, trust and community. Do you realize that love is wealth? In giving you get. If you life is not serving you time to bring it down and start a new with a stronger foundation.There is a six-week project which will lead to success. Demolition is just the first step.

Photo Credits: Pixabay

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Full Moon In Leo

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The first full moon of 2024 happens Thursday in Leo. The energies that come with that are drama, creativity, enthusiasm, proud, playful, passion and exaggeration. Leo energy also brings confidence. This moon squares with Jupiter in Taurus, so you need to watch your spending or overindulgence in food.

This energy can give you the moment to get off your butt and get 2024 off the ground.

Expect to feel emotional and moody during this phase. If you feel pulled in two different directions, this is this transit. Now is not the time to repress your passions. This full moon gives you permission to move toward and embrace your passions. Leo can provide just the spark you need to get flowing again. Allow you passions and creativity lead the way.

Pluto (in Aquarius) will oppose this full moon in the sky, so beware of cutthroat battles for control. Be careful not to step on the wrong toes.

Here how this moon will effect your sign:

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

I met him at the candy store
He turned around and smiled at me
You get the picture
“Yes, we see”
That’s when I fell for the leader of the pack

You are the leaders of the pack for 2024. This full moon asks you to find your inspiration and step into your power.

Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

Feelings, nothing more than feelings
Trying to forget my feelings of love
Teardrops rolling down on my face
Trying to forget my feelings of love

This moon will affect you the most emotionally. Just remember in embracing your feelings connections, and getting to know yourself on a deeper level can happen.

Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world
We’re children
Needing other children
And yet letting a grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside
Acting more like children than children

We all need people and this moon will make you long for the one that got away. It is never too late. Step past your fears.

Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

Mark, a yen, a buck or a pound
That clinking, clanking, clunking sound
Is all that makes the world go ’round
It makes the world go ’round!

Money and power is yours for the asking in 2024. Time to innate your relationship with both of these elements that can leave you having mixed feelings.

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Pluto Is Back In Aquarius After 226 Years

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For the last 15 years, Pluto has been in Capricorn. What that means is our world and our personal drives were about success, organized institutions and death. However now that Pluto is in Aquarius, expect  transformation, personal growth, a sexual revolution and technology to be pushed to the limits. On January 20, Pluto went into Aquarius and stays until September 1, 2025. Pluto will then move back to Capricorn from September 1 to November 19, 2024. After that, Pluto will stay in Aquarius until 2044, with some progression into Pisces and retrogrades back into Aquarius along the way.

Pluto takes about 248 years to orbit the sun and makes important moves only once in a lifetime. The last time Pluto was in Aquarius was from 1778 to 1798 and The French Revolution and the Irish Uprising took place during those years.

I guess the question on everyones mind is how does this effect you?

Aries: Independence is your key phrase. Time to triumph over your fears. Journey on uninhibitedly to where you feel called. Your aspirations will be not be on your present path for the next couple of years. Be flexibility and adapt and the course will go much smother.

Taurus: You need to stand up and follow your intuition. Do not be afraid to stand out. Time to breaking free from relationships and career choices that are no longer serving you. Remember fears are never as scary as you think they are. Remain open to new opportunities and the possibilities that abound.

Gemini: This time for you will be empowering and liberating. Broaden your horizons and explore different philosophies and cultures. Travel and opening up your circle will help you to understand who you are. Time to be vulnerable, find your self-respect and self-worth will bring you the desires of your heart.

Cancer: Embrace this time of transformation and growth, as you evolve. I know it’s scary being dragged out of your comfort zone, but it will be worth it. Change is always hard, but for you it will bring  freedom, love and a spirituality. Personal growth, divine intervention will bring you ascention.

Leo: Oh kitties, relationship traumas will come to ahead. You need to work through the issues and establish stronger connections with others. Time to let go of the past and work on building healthy relationships. The good news is that you are energetic and full of creative jucies that will unravel the mysteries of the universe.

Virgo: The dynamics of relationships will be front and center. You have given your heart, love and support to the wrong people. The next 20 years are about fixing this. The universe wants you to shed the old and learn new skills. These new relationships will support you and offer you information that will help you move forward.

Libra: Healing your inner child brings you peace and liberates you out of generational trauma. You will be facing mirrors that make you see the truth, push you to your limits and out of your comfort zone. Time to take off the mask and become your authentic self. This chapter in your life is about taking leaps of faith. If you are brave the universe will have your back.

Scorpio: Home will mean everything to you. Your environment says who you are, but also allows you to express yourself. Time to step out of the old and familiar embrace all parts of yourself, Be willing to step outside and beyond the familiar and this time will see your finances flourish. This period should be an easy time for you.

Sagittarius: Laughter will be your best medicine. You need to listen to others, to your intuition and to messages from the divine. No more surface connections, it is time to expand your world and understand others yourself on a deeper level. Yes, you can still flirt and have fun, but you have a purpose that needs to be   fulfilled. and purpose-filled.

Capricorn: This time for you, is to go with the flow. Trust the universe, learn how to manifest and you will reap the rewards. You have been doing the inner work and it has paid off. Prioritize your finances and resources and make sure everything is in order as you find your voice, make new goals and new boundaries.

Aquarius:  This transit will influence you the most, as you are ushering in a new age of light, bringing healing and connection to the world. Time to live your life to the fullest both personally and professionally. You can finally reveal your authentic self to the world and your sharing with others will awaken and illuminate them. Time to shine. You were born for this.

Pisces: Your dreamy vibe is is about to thrive in the revolutionary, idealistic and collaborative energies. Expect to find your voice and awake. You also need to heal from old wounds that have kept you in prison. Don’t be afraid to embrace your shadow self and recognize these past hurts. The more you open up, the more you will be able to rise above them with self love.

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