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Last April I was suddenly affected by a debilitating auto-immune condition that my specialist doctors have been treating. However, on a routine visit to my doctor on October 14, my doctor saw that the new medicine I was being given over the past six weeks was causing me to have enormous nausea (to the extent that I lost 8 pounds in one week), and that I was catching increasingly virulent infections. (To do their job, biologics lower your immunity.) To my surprise, he ordered me to go to the hospital directly where he was reserving a room for me that day. I was not to go home, even to pack a little bag. He said I was struggling too much since last April, and he wanted his team at the New York City teaching hospital to study me in detail. Tests and procedures were being done, but before any new medicine could be given to me, I had to be infection-free, which was harder to do with the one I had than I had anticipated - it took ten days to get rid of the infection with a change of antibiotics mid-course. I was in the hospital 13 days in all.
My doctor told me it was critical that they find another medicine that worked better for me quickly to end the steady suffering I was going through, and to do that he had to closely study my reactions. My computer and iPhone were locked away safely in a locker - I was to have a complete rest. He put me in the acute care wing, where I could only see very few visitors - my daughter came twice and my assistant on two other days. I was on only juice and saline drips, along with nutrients also given to me intravenously too, such as iron. Needless to say, I worried about the time I was losing, but I was so weak, all I could do is sleep as the world whizzed around me in a blur. I am home now, and very happy to see sunlight (my room had no windows). I go for little walks, but feel safer to go with a friend. This month's forecast is short, but will give you all you need. I expect to be back to my old self by December. Next month I will give you the long report you are used to seeing, and that I so enjoy writing.
In New York we say, you can have "good, fast, or cheap" - and to pick any two. Since my monthly column is my gift to you, I had to choose between fast or very lengthy, which would take many days. I know you like to get your forecast quickly (the chorus on Twitter made that clear), so I decided to give you a short but timely forecast rather than make you wait. I am still getting my strength back, but since I can eat gentle but very nutritious foods now, I am rebounding my energy quicker than I thought possible. I am not out of the woods yet by any means, and I so appreciate your support during this tough time for me. I am happy that my doctor and I got closer to a solid answer for me, and that I was able to give up the biologic medicine that was making me so sick that I couldn't eat or even think. I have a new biologic, and we are holding our breath - it seems great, but we need a bit more time to see if I will build up antibodies against it. I am steroid-free too, for it has done its job, and I no longer need it. Everything seems better. If you pray, please do say a prayer for me. My doctor says the aim is to keep me out of the hospital operating room - and so far, I think I have a very good chance of meeting that goal! Thank you, dear reader!
Cancer Forecast for October 2014
By Susan Miller
Be patient, dear Cancer. This will be a month that won't quite take the course you expect, but nevertheless has value. Two eclipses are due, one on October 8, a full moon lunar eclipse in Aries 15 degrees, and the second one, due October 23, a new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio 0 degrees. As a Cancer, your guardian planet is the moon, so you always feel full moon lunar eclipses more than solar eclipses (which are really about the Sun). These eclipses won't be like the ones that came by April 15 or April 28 - these will be kinder - and may present opportunities that you didn't have before.
Eclipses are on a mission to bring information to the surface, and shake you out of a compliant, status quo state to keep you moving forward. The universe cannot stand things staying at a status quo for months or even years. If a situation has gone on too long without progress, the eclipse will do for you what you could not do for yourself - take you out of that situation so that you have a chance to replace it with a far better set of circumstances in the future. An eclipse will do this by bringing a swift ending, hence, creating a vacuum. The universe cannot abide a vacuum, so it will soon move to fill it in the weeks and months after the eclipse.
This October 8 eclipse will occur in your tenth sector of career, and the status you hold in that area. This area rules your reputation and goals, and your ability to rise up through the ranks to a position of power and influence. At first, news this month is likely to rattle you, but the shock seems to be temporary - you will recover faster than I have ever seen you recover, and I will show you why in a moment.
This eclipse is conjunct Uranus, planet of completely unexpected developments. Uranus will conjoin the full moon and directly oppose the Sun and Venus. You will certainly feel the tremors, especially if your birthday falls on or within five days of July 7. Whatever occurs might have to do with a situation that arose in April, near the April 15 eclipse or the full moon of May 14. Eclipses are linked together by theme within a family of eclipses (in this case Aries-Libra or Taruus-Scorpio) - these are.
You may find a female or client boss will announce a departure, or an unexpected situation at home with other property or with an immediate member of your family may arise out of the blue, temporarily interfering with your ability to concentrate on your work. It does seem a domestic or real estate matter will come up to rival your attention on work. Additionally, money may enter part of the discussion too. For example, a promised raise may not materialize, or if you are in your own business, it may be that you will have to spend money (or invest money) in the business unexpectedly.
The reason I say you will resourcefully recover faster than Mighty Mouse springing into action, with his little cape flapping in the wind, is because a golden triangle will appear in the sky on October 10. This golden triangle, all in fire signs, will link Jupiter in Leo in your second house of earned income, Mars in Sagittarius in your house of work assignments, and Uranus in your house of fame and honors. All these planets will work together to help you make a name for yourself in your career, and to make money doing so as well.
I can only imagine that whatever came up on the full moon eclipse October 8 helped you take advantage of the newly fluid situation at the office or in your industry, for that eclipse is likely to break up old, outdated structures. If you felt stuck professionally, this eclipse will create movement, particularly if your birthday falls on or within five days of July 7 or you have planets near 15 degrees Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
The other eclipse, a solar new moon eclipse, October 23, will be in Scorpio and light your fifth house of love, children, and creativity. If you are single and hoping to find love, this eclipse will go far to help you do so, not only now but in weeks ahead. This will be the happiest eclipse of the year, and will arrive arm-in-arm with Venus in Scorpio, an ideal place for Venus to be for you.
If you have children, you may find a solution to help your child in a significant way - this may be a question that has weighed on you and now brings an answer. If you hoped to get pregnant, this eclipse may help in conception. This eclipse is a new moon, and will open a door for new possibilities, and eclipses are very powerful - they are the most dramatic tool the universe uses to create change and in this case, opportunity. Your creativity is likely to blossom too, and if you have a project you would like to start, this new moon would be the one to help motivate you to begin immediately.
If your birthday falls on June 21, plus or minus five days, or if you have Cancer rising 0 degrees, or a natal planet in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces at 0 degrees (plus five degrees, you will benefit from this eclipse October 23 as well.
Don't seal anything in stone just yet, as Mercury will be retrograde October 4 to 23, and that will bring cancellations and postponements, indecision from higher ups, and forgetfulness, where you might lose something, like your sunglasses or other necessary item you carry around with you every day. Do not sign a contract in October, nor give your verbal agreement on any deals just yet. Wait to do so in November.
Mercury will start out retrograde in Scorpio but quickly backtrack into Libra, and spend most of its time in that sign. This means plans you have for your home - say, for example, renovations, are likely to run into delays and possible overruns. Tell your contractor to inform you in writing when it appears you will have to spend more money so you can sign off on those extra expenses. This is only one example. Another might be a plan you had suggested for your parent may need to be refined or abandoned when you get new information. The point is, be flexible and keep searching for answers involving home or family.
Do not purchase any electronic items, including a smart phone, kitchen appliance (large or small), or car in October, as you are not likely to be pleased with your item later, for an entire variety of reasons. This all is due to Mercury in retrograde, which causes confusion, forgetfulness, and bad judgment. Your priorities will be changing over coming weeks, and if you use old priorities and qualifications to make decisions in October, you will likely regret your decision. Purchase (or close on a house) in November for best results. (Note: avoid November 12 when Mars will be in hard angle to Uranus.)
If you need to make decisions for your home, such as to lay out the blueprints for adding another room (or creating one with a wall), do not do so on October 11, when Venus will receive a direct threat from Uranus. This would also be a bad day to discuss things with your family. Wait until October 13, when Venus, the planet that rules your house of home, will be in conversation with good fortune Jupiter.
Now let's look at some outstanding days that will be sprinkled throughout the month.
If you need to travel for any reason, choose October 20. On that day Mercury, the planet of travel, will be in sync with the great benefic, Jupiter. If you need to see a client to hopefully make an important deal or sale, this would be the day to do so - make it a client you already know, not one that is new. When Mercury is retrograde, you are encouraged to go back to the past and revisit those who know you and always trusted and admired you. A former client will be more likely to give you a purchase order this month than one who is new.
Mars will leave Sagittarius on October 25, having been in Sagittarius since September 14. During those weeks, you have been working extra hard in the office, so you will be glad to see your frantic pace at the office calm down. You may have also had a strong emphasis on health over the past six weeks, so, as one example, you may have been seeing many doctors, perhaps because you were determined to get all annual checkups done, from various professionals. Alternatively, if you have been going through a course of physical therapy or other drug protocols, your doctor may now end those treatments too, at least for now until your doctor can do more tests to see how you're doing. You will get another boost to your health and work assignments in late November at the new moon, extending the emphasis into early December, but for now, you will get a nice break in the action.
With Mars in Capricorn, October 25 to December 4, you will have more time to devote to your significant other in love, or your partner, expert, or collaborator in work. It appears you will do better in a partnership mode than working on your own in coming weeks. If you have an agent, business partner, manager, representative, publicist, writing partner, or other professional, that person will go the distance to bring you interesting work. Keep in mind, Mercury will go direct October 23, and although he will still be a bit groggy, he will be working on regulating his speed, so you will move into a more normal time, where decisions can be made at month's end.
In terms of love, the move of Venus into Scorpio will be good news, October 24 to November 16. Because Mercury will go direct October 25, plan on buying some new clothes and finding ways to make your appearance the best it can be while Venus is at your side. For example, soon after Mercury goes direct, you may want to buy new clothes or ask your stylist to suggest a new way to wear your hair. Venus will make you more magnetic and alluring and good looking, too!
On October 27, Venus in water sign Scorpio will contact Neptune in water sign Pisces, creating a very glamorous day for love and fun. The following day, October 28, the Sun and Neptune will meet, making for another magical day for love.
Your imagination will also reach great heights on both October 27 and October 28 as well, so if you are working on a creative project, on these days also be sure to spend solid time thinking of new ways to express your artistic side.
Big changes may be on the way because eclipses are back, October 8 and 23. This time they are linked to the discussions you had last April, and those will advance discussions to a new place, and bring sweeping changes that no one saw coming, including you. As a cardinal sign, you are considered a pioneering sign, always ready to move forward when necessary. Your ruler, the moon, however, makes you nostalgic and emotional about the past. Keep focused on the future, dear Cancer. The past is done, but the future is where you can write your name across the midnight sky.
Of the two eclipses that will arrive in October, you will feel a full moon lunar eclipse of October 8 in Aries more directly than a solar eclipse, because your ruling entity is the moon. That eclipse will light your career sector, so this is where you will see the unanticipated events take place. A top female executive or client may depart, a project may be winding down to a finish, or it may be that you leave your position either by choice or necessity. With Uranus opposed to the Sun and eclipse of the moon, all news will be completely unexpected and may grate on your nerves. Still, it appears you've gained a great deal from your efforts in your career, and you learned a lot. You also established yourself as a self-starter, hard worker, and leader, qualities that please VIPs.
Think back to changes that were clearly in the wind in your career near April 15 - that eclipse might either reverse difficult news that happened back then, or bring you more information so that you can clarify, improve, and revamp your career situation. When news hits, you may assume that all is lost (or at the very least that the news is certainly not good), but on closer examination, the fluid situation that has been created will allow you to turn the tables in your favor.
The other eclipse, a solar new moon eclipse October 23, will be friendly and open up a new wave of emotional excitement to your life. You may meet a new romantic interest if you are single, or if attached, be surprised by a pregnancy that brings joy. Socially, your life will take on new luster. If you work in the world of ideas and creative concepts, this eclipse will also help you shine and help you come up with some of your most imaginative, original ideas and artistic expressions.
Mercury will be retrograde all month from October 4 to 26 in Libra. Mercury will focus you on your house / home / apartment / other property you rent or own, or you will be thinking intently about your parents or their home. You will need to go slowly with Mercury retrograde. It is a good time to do repairs, to call in the painters, have furnishings cleaned, or to go back to projects you had put aside some time ago. It would be a terrible time, however, to buy electronics, so wait to buy those in November. Also wait to make your biggest announcements and launches - you will be glad you did.
Dates to Note: CANCER
Most important dates for love, meetings, or actions: 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 23, 24, 28, and 29.
Mercury will be retrograde in Scorpio / Libra from October 4 to 26. Delays will be pronounced in matters of home and family. It is also not a time to buy furniture or any appliances / electronics in October.
Expect sudden changes in your career as a result of the eclipse October 8. A top female boss or client may announce a departure. Fortunately Mars will be beautifully oriented toward Jupiter, so you can make changes work in your favor.
Home and family questions will benefit from both the Sun (October 10 and Venus (October 13) in beautiful angle to Jupiter.
Travel over October 20 (and perhaps take the preceding weekend too, October 18-19) for a very successful trip.
The solar eclipse of October 23 may bring a new love to you if you are single, or if attached, news that you or your partner are expecting a baby. All Cancers of any marital status will benefit from this eclipse, for more fun and socializing appear to be in store.
Creative ideas will do exceedingly well in the days and weeks that follow October 23, the solar eclipse.
You will be very busy at work almost all month, and you may have to put in long hours. Work will simmer down after Mars tours Capricorn from October 25 to December 5. Starting at month's end, October 25, you will focus more on your romantic or business partner. You will have more time for your partner, who may have been feeling neglected lately.
Plan a romantic evening (or if you are alone, plan to circulate) on October 27 and 28, when Neptune will be beautifully angled to Venus and the Sun in Scorpio.
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When we were ready to send the app to Apple and Google for approval, Phunware flew to New York in May and asked me if I had any last minute changes. I went through the app with my account person, and I had a few - 89 in all! They were tiny changes that were important to me, and she agreed they were good suggestions. I was a bit worried they would think I was a bad client for tweaking my app so much, but my account person assured me the team liked my suggestions and were happy to make the tweaks. My point in telling you about this is that a lot of thinking goes into the development of an app, and I am very excited to finally be able to show it to you. I feel as though I am having twins - two apps, and I love each one equally.
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A COMPLETELY NEW WAY TO FIND LOVE ONLINE WITH DREAMCLIQ.COM
I have partnered with a new online dating site Dreamcliq.com, an entirely new way to meet people. We all know how hard it is to write personal descriptions. Dreamcliq is doing something new: users create visual profiles to easily express what they love. Instead of awkward written descriptions of yourself, you can use images to express who you are and what you love in style, art, travel, design, and entertainment. You will click on photographs that express the real you, and the process is fun. If you see someone that interests you when looking at the photographs they chose to express themselves, you can read my previews of your Sun sign's compatibility with the person you are interested in contacting. Just remember, all signs can get along with any other sign, for if love is there, the stars will open a path!
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To learn more about love and astrology, read my article on Dreamcliq's blog. I have lots to say in my essay about love and how astrology works to help you find love, so be sure to scroll down to catch all that I wrote. You may find my words helpful as you embark on your new adventure to find love. I love Dreamcliq because by choosing from images for your profile, you reveal your personality in an artistic way that is honest, stylish, and exciting. Give it a try!
A New and Important Book on Fashion and Style:
"365 Style" by Nicky Hilton
Wow! Amazon tells me you bought SO many copies of Nicky Hilton’s book in September!
I love Nicky's book too! Here is my review in case you missed it last month!
There are many books on the market on fashion and style, and I admit, I have bought many of them. In this new book being published September 15, Nicky Hilton, designer, author, entrepreneur, daughter of Rick and Kathy Hilton, and sister of Paris, has created a completely original, honest, and remarkably wise book on style. It comes complete with many color photographs, and in it Nicky shows you ways you can upgrade your own fashion style from good to style icon level. The goal is to sharpen your personal style by looking within, not by copying someone else's style. Nicky gets you started by showing you some of her favorite style icons, but only to get you thinking. She gives many stories and examples from her own life, and she makes you enthusiastic about going through your own wardrobe to find ways to amp it up. The title of the book refers to Nicky's suggestion that you consider 3 aspects of your lifestyle, and choose 6 staple items of clothing and 5 essential accessories. Doing that will instantly get you a stylish starting point.
Nicky has attended all the fabulous fashion shows in New York, Paris, Milan, and more in her young years, but her advice is down to earth and certainly does not require you have a trust fund. Just the opposite, her tone is one of a best friend going through your closet and handing you advice that is at times funny but always wise. Certainly a lot of what Nicky says makes you think. In one chapter, she advises, "Always dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy" (i.e, bumping into the ex-boyfriend who betrayed you, or the mean girl in high school who made your freshman year a terror.) Nicky gives many examples of her own life and shows how running into that old boyfriend looking like a million because she had taken just a little extra time with her appearance on the way to meet girlfriends for a casual Mexican dinner gave her a happy boost during that unexpected nano-second on-the-street encounter.
With each page, you will rethink your own wardrobe and habits, and occasionally Nicky will casually toss out the very advice you needed most. When it happens, you will feel like you were hit by a thunderbolt. I enjoyed her advice about dressing for a first date, meeting his parents, and more, and all along she gives you many vignettes that allow you to see her own lifestyle. Those peeks into her own life allow you to understand why she has the authority and experience in her early thirties to write this wonderful jewel of a book.
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Newsflash: I am very pleased to announce that I am developing the Astrology Zone TV show with Paul Duddridge and TV4, and we plan to be on air from November 2014.
I am being secretive here, but I will say I will be back in Hollywood in September to start work on the show. Viewers in America and in international countries will be able to view it in English. You will get more news as it comes!
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