Archive for January, 2018

“Lie, Deny, Attack” Is a Bully’s Strategy

January 16, 2018

Six years ago, a friend of mine was angry because the young woman who lived behind him was playing loud music and partying at one or two in the morning. In the middle of the night, he got dressed, walked over to her place and taped a note to the door telling her to be quiet.

The next day, this woman stormed over to my friend’s house and laid into him as soon as he answered the door. In the middle of her tirade, she accused him of coming over to her place not to place a note on her door but to watch her taking a shower — something that made no sense and that she obviously made up on the spot. My friend was completely flummoxed.

Watching this, I was both appalled and fascinated. It slowly dawned on me exactly what her strategy was . . .

Lie, deny, attack. Use blame and shame as weapons.
Talk very loud, talk over everyone else, and don’t stop talking.

At the time, I didn’t realize how common this strategy was. But now I see it (more…)

Astrological Predictions for 2018 for Each Zodiac Sign

January 1, 2018
Laurie Baum

Laurie Baum

These astrological predictions for each zodiac sign for 2018 were written by my good friend Laurie Baum, MSW, a psychological astrologer and psychotherapist in practice in Encinitas, California. As you can see from her article, Laurie integrates the wisdom of natural patterns in the heavens with spirituality and psychological insights.

Click here for Laurie’s comprehensive astrological forecast for 2018.

You, too, can benefit from Laurie’s wisdom. She writes a free astrological newsletter about how planetary alignments affect our lives on earth. Click here to e-mail Laurie to subscribe at no cost, or visit Laurie’s website and click on “Free Email Newsletter.”

Laurie is a former newspaper and news magazine reporter who is profiled in the books Psychic New York and The 100 Top Psychics in America. She is the author of five books:

A to Z Acrophonology: Discover the Power of the Letters in Your Name

Everything You Need to Know About Your Astrology Sign

Whispers from the Cosmos

Sacred Mysteries of Egypt

Astrological Secrets for the New Millennium

Laurie also offers counseling appointments by phone. She will answer your questions about major life decisions and talk with you about the reasons you have incarnated, the lessons you are here to learn, where you are on the wheel of karma, and the psychological developmental cycles you have been through and are going through. She will look at current influences on your health, finances, relationships, career, and any relocation plans that may be necessary. She also will look ahead with you at the next seven years of your life. A reading with Laurie can help you take the next step in your life. Sessions, which are available via landline phone or Skype (audio or video), are digitally recorded.

To make an appointment with Laurie, click here to e-mail Laurie or call her at (760) 753-7676. Click here to visit Laurie’s website for more information.


Illustrations by Kagaya, a Japanese digital fine artist.
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ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
The innovative planet Uranus spends the first five months of 2018 in Aries, igniting your desire to innovate, renovate, and re-evaluate. Early 2018, combined with the last few months of 2018, will give you a chance to make changes you have been contemplating since Uranus entered Aries in 2011. This is when your individuation process began in earnest. The passage of revolutionary Uranus into Taurus on May 15, 2018 will stabilize the flow of cosmic energy to you and will turn your focus away from self re-definition to more mundane matters, such as your finances and physical comforts. Since 2011, your larger goals have been concentrated on self-discovery and self-expression. Now is the time to ground your big ideas and put your vision into action with practical steps! Uranus will briefly return to Aries from November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019, giving you a last burst of energy to implement your unorthodox ideas. Material resources will become available for the ideas that will bring you the greatest growth and evolution. Your planetary ruler, Mars, will support your forward progress as it travels through Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn during the first half of 2018. On June 26, 2018, the fiery planet turns retrograde in Aquarius for several months (from June 26 to August 27, 2018), causing you to apply the brakes and rectify the past. The summer will be a good time to (more…)