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LOCAL EXPERTS Jennifer Brien is a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbal Medicine specialist. She is the owner of Nutriente – Organic Wholefoods & Natural Health Centre in Hendra and is an avid supporter of the organic food industry. In her successful practice, Jennifer specialises in weight loss, stress and mood conditions, allergies, poor memory & fatigue. Professionals in the Nutriente clinic also specialise in fertility and thyroid conditions. (pg 9)

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Skye Robinson is a naturopath, nutritionist, herbalist and best of all a mum and step-mum of 4 busy children. Skye runs a Family Focused Natural Health Care Clinic in Eatons Hill. She prides herself on providing professional advice and natural health care that is practical and useable in real everyday family situations. (pg 5)

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Ever Wanted To Look At Your Immune System? Have you ever wondered how your health really is? Do you have enough resistance for winter? Is there anything you can do to improve your chances of keeping those winter bugs at a healthy distance? Your ability to keep the winter colds and flu away comes down to how well your immune system is working and also how much internal stress your body is coping with. If you could actually see the condition of your blood cells and improve your chances to ward off those winter colds wouldn’t winter be so much more enjoyable? Well you can… What is a Hemaview? Hemaview is a darkfield microscope, which is connected to a flat screen allowing you observe your blood cells on the

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GET YOUR HEART PUMPING AND HAVE A BALL Looking for an excuse to get dressed up for an exciting night out, but feel like you need justification in these tough economic times? Fret no more; to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Australia’s leading heart health charity and to raise important funds, the Heart Foundation is holding a Gala Ball on Friday 15 May at 7.00pm. A truly first class event to celebrate five decades of success, the event will be held in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Plaza Ballroom. Heart Foundation CEO, Mr Cameron Prout, said the ball would be an exciting night filled with leading entertainers, shows, auctions, a delicious three-course meal, fabulous gift bags and plenty of music to get your heart pumping.“We’ve got a great lineup of performers including a spectacular firetribe, a Cirque De Soleil style act and a fantastic jazz band performing throughout the night,” Mr Prout said. “Greg “Marto” Martin from Triple M’s The Cage will be our Master of Ceremonies on the night and guests will have the opportunity to participate in auctions and raffles, including the chance to take home a unique didgeridoo painted by local Aboriginal artist Lloyd Hornsby.”While the ball is a chance to celebrate, it’s also an important reminder that our hearts need care for life. “Australians are getting older, heavier and less active, putting themselves at greater risk of cardiovascular disease,” Mr Prout said.

“The Heart Foundation’s 50th birthday wish is for all Australians to understand their risk of heart disease and lead a healthy lifestyle to reduce that risk,” he said. To coincide with its milestone birthday, The Heart Foundation is encouraging the nearly 300,000 Australians also turning 50 in 2009, to use this milestone as a trigger to find out about their heart health and take action to ward off Australia’s number one killer - cardiovascular disease. The Gala Ball forms part of the 2009 National Conference (Hearts in Focus: Celebration, Collaboration and Challenges, 14-16 May 2009, Brisbane).Tickets to the Gala Ball are $195, or $1900 for a table of ten, and are available by emailing qldevents@heartfoundation.org.au, visiting www.heartfoundation.org.au/qldor phoning 1300 55 02 82. For 50 years The Heart Foundation has been saving lives and improving health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease. As a charity, the Heart Foundation relies on donations and gifts in wills to continue our lifesaving research, education and health promotion work. For further information go to www.heartfoundation.org.au or call 1300 36 27 87 (for the cost of a local call).

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By Skye Robinson Have you ever been running late to drop the kids to school? The kids are arguing and noisy in the back seat. By the time you unload the kids, the pram, the baby and school bags and slowly make your way to the class rooms your temper is high, you’re feeling irritated and annoyed. Once the kids are happily in class, baby’s back in the pram and you’re on your way back to the car you start to feel tired and exhausted and you could really do with a nap (even though it’s only 9.30am). Everyone has their own unique constitution, coping skills, stress management and nutritional status which provides us with our ability to cope in stressful situations. Sometimes we reach our breaking point; this normally occurs when all these things above have pushed us beyond our coping mechanisms and we begin to show ‘cracks’ in who we are. If we are regularly exposed to stressful situations, as most Mothers are, we tend to live in a stressful state. This is when we begin to feel:

MOTHERHOOD IS HARD Great WORK! Dinners Start This condition is when your adrenal glands (on top of your kidneys) are worn out and rather than having a normal stress response your adrenals give you one almighty adrenalin rush and then fail because they cannot maintain a healthy level, so you fall quickly and severely. To make you feel better doctors generally prescribe anti-depressants and antianxiety medication. These drugs work well but as soon as you stop you’re back at the start. This medication is prescribed to help with the symptoms you’re experiencing but it doesn’t fix the problem.

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(ARA) - Dinnertime is a lot more fun as the grilling season gets under way. Supersweet corn always ranks high on the list of delectable grillables. Here are three tips for serving corn at dinner: * Some cooks grill corn ears in their husks. But Cheryl and Bill Jamison, authors of “The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining,” prefer to “flame sear” ears stripped of their husks. * Whip up a Greek-style marinade of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic and oregano -- brush the mixture on skewers of pork, corn rounds and zucchini that very conveniently add up to a meal.

• anxious over little things • start fidgeting and are unable to sit still • Become high strung • Have an overactive mind that can’t switch off • Easily angered and irritated Then we switch to: • Being very tired and fatigued • Begin to put on weight or can’t lose weight • Your hair’s falling out in clumps

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In clinic, this is known as adrenal exhaustion.

Earth Hour all year long Steps on how your child can help the planet (ARA) - Families can celebrate Earth Month all year long by turning everyday tasks into fun and productive steps for children that illustrate how they can help make our planet a greener and healthier place. It doesn’t take a lot of effort -- helping your kids “go green” can happen at home, at school or even through play. The first step is to learn about the issue and start a conversation with your child in a way that makes sense to them. Parents can utilize eco-themed toys or movies as a fun way to start a dialogue with their kids about the importance of protecting their planet.

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Ten percent of requests received by children’s charity TLC for kids each year are for Wii and Wii Fit gaming consoles for children suffering from an illness or disability. Healthcare professionals at several major children’s hospitals have advised the charity that the gaming consoles aid their patients’ recovery and prevent further physical decline. Healthcare professionals have advised TLC for kids that the equipment is used to help children with respiratory ailments such as cystic fibrosis and asthma as well as on patients requiring physiotherapy for arthritis or following serious car accident related injuries. Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit can be purchased from Gametraders stores. To find your nearest location visit www.gametraders.com.au

NEW OUTDOORS EXPO TO GET PEOPLE MOVING People will have the chance to try everything from rock climbing to mountain biking at the inaugural ‘Active Outdoors’ Expo 2009, an initiative of the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF), to be launched at South Bank, Brisbane on Saturday May 23rd. The Expo promises to offer something for everyone with an action packed program featuring the Resi River Race and free activity demonstrations throughout the day including mountain bike trials, rock climbing, camp cooking plus many more still to be confirmed. In addition to the Resi River Race and ‘Come & Try’ activities, there will also be the chance to talk to a wide range of outdoor providers of activities, or find out more about the outdoor gear and equipment on offer from some of Queensland’s leading outdoor service providers.

recreation contributes to personal health and wellbeing. People get to do something that engages them physically and mentally but it also encourages a healthy interaction with the natural environment and you can make it as challenging as you like.� The ‘Active Outdoors’ Expo 2009 will be run in conjunction with the Resi River Race, an 18km marathon teams outrigger canoe event hosted by the Brisbane Outrigger Canoe Club. The Expo programme of events runs from 9:00am until 3:00pm at the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank. The outrigger race gets underway at 10:30am directly opposite the ‘Active Outdoors’ Expo site with the racers crossing the finish line around 12pm. Further details of the ‘Active Outdoors’ Expo 2009 along with the programme of events will be posted on the QORF website www.qorf. org.au

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NOTHING BUT THE BEST By Alisa Cork When Peter Rimmer first established his business at Albany Creek more than five years ago, he had high hopes for its growth. He had no idea, however, of the real potential for that growth over such a short period of time. According to office manager Carolyn Rimmer, Platinum Painters has focussed on cultivating excellent relationships with their clients, which she believes is the reason for their success. “We believe in providing an extremely reliable service and an excellent standard of workmanship for every job that we do,” Carolyn explained. “We give our customers as much information during the quoting process as possible and will be there when we say we will be there.” Servicing mainly the northern suburbs of Brisbane, Platinum Painters take pride in the fact that they are a small family owned and operated business. They do not hire subcontractors to carry out work, but Peter Rimmer handles every piece of work himself, taking extreme care in his workmanship. Carolyn is the linchpin of the business, handling all the enquiries, planning and processing of work orders. In her spare time, she is

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By Rita DiBartolo How would you like a drug which could lower your risk of Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, as well as colon cancer? A substance which could lift your mood and relieve headaches? A drug that could lower your risk of getting cavities? Well Good News Coffee appears to be that substance. Coffee and diabetes Some studies have shown that coffee may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. After analysing data on 120,000 people over an 18-year period, researchers have concluded that drinking 1 to 3 cups of caffeinated coffee each day can reduce diabetes risk by several percentage points, compared with not drinking coffee at all. Coffee and Parkinson’s disease At least 6 studies indicate that people who drink coffee on a regular basis have up to 80% lower risks of developing Parkinson’s disease, with 3 of those studies indicating that the more coffee they drink, the lower the risk.

Other studies indicate that, compared to not drinking coffee, drinking at least 2 cups per day can lead to a 25% lower risk of colon cancer, an 80% drop in the risk of liver cirrhosis, and nearly 50% the risk of gallstones.

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Coffee and cavities Some researchers believe another compound called “trigonelline” - which gives coffee its bitter taste and its aroma - may be responsible for giving coffee both anti-adhesive and antibacterial properties which help prevent dental cavities from forming. Coffee and Headaches Caffeine is often added to pain medications because it improves their absorption and increases their pain killing effect. Many claim that the caffeine in a strong cup of coffee can help relieve a migraine or even end it if consumed in the very early stage of a headache. It is known that substances that dilate blood vessels, like alcohol, can cause vascular headaches. Substances that constrict blood vessels, like caffeine, can help counter the painful effects of blood vessel dilation in the head.



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Safety or Smothering? By Rebecca Kerta Do you let your kids ride their bikes to school? Go to the local park on their own to play with friends? Ride the bus to the local library to research school work? Do you let them go anywhere on there own or do you imagine the bogeyman lurking behind every tree! Are we doing such a good job of protecting our children that we are actually stopping them from flourishing? We feel we have to protect them, we feel the world is no longer safe. You’ll spend days hearing a news story about a child who was abducted so far from you, yet it feels immediate. We have lost confidence in everything; our neighbourhood, our kids and our ability to teach our children how to get by in the world, as a result we batten down the hatches! So how are our kids supposed to learn how to navigate the world? Remember your childhood? If it was anything like mine you’d walk home from school, let yourself in; make yourself a sandwich while your Mum and Dad were still at work. You’d spend all weekend on your bike with friends and only come home when you wanted something to eat. Remember? Remember how liberating that felt? We felt responsible and trusted and that gave us an incredible sense of worth. You cannot buy that kind of learning experience. Why take that away from our kids, because we are scared? The thought of anything happening to my kids or anyone’s children makes me feel physically sick and I cannot begin to imagine

how parents who have had a child taken deal with life after, but it still remains a fact that child abduction in Australia in a very rare occurrence and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the crime rate has not increased since we were children. So how do we as parents protect and care for our kids whilst still letting them have the right of passage to experience the world? I have three children aged 11, 8 and 5 and have educated them all on stranger danger and their Father has taught all of them basic self defence. Last year my eldest two children asked to be allowed to walk to school. My immediate reaction was no! I can just as easily drive them and the walk entailed crossing a major road. But then I looked at these two intelligent individuals and realised all they were asking for was my trust and reassurance that I believed they were quite capable of walking 5 minutes down the road and using the proper crossing and I said yes! Off they went with their backpacks on, shoulders back and proud and my heart nearly burst. I will not lie and say that my hands didn’t shake slightly and I felt a bit edgy all day till I collected them at 3pm, but there they were, safe, happy and all ready to do it again the next day. And every time they did walk to school my nerves eased a little. I now allow all three girls to go to the park at the end of street for an hour to play with many strict instructions! They have never come late and always come back smiling. Every parent wants to keep their children safe from harm, but don’t our kids also deserve to experience the world, to learn to trust their own instincts and feel that sense of freedom and responsibility we did!

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How many times have you been told to reduce your salt intake? If you’re eating too much of it, that’s fair enough. But if you’re only using a little salt as a condiment, then don’t change the amount you’re using – change the kind of salt you’re using.

The recent pandemic of ‘Swine Flu’ is something we should all be aware of. This is the time to start focussing on strengthening and supporting your immune system. The temperature has started to drop and this has given rise to an increase in respiratory infections already.

Every day we are told about the bad effects of refined foods and salt is no exception. The table and cooking salt we use is almost completely devoid of nutrition. Why? Well, during the refining process up to 82 trace minerals are destroyed by the 1200 degree heating process, leaving only one compound – sodium chloride.

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Protect yourself this season against these stronger strains of viruses by coming into the store and having your zinc levels tested by a qualified Naturopath, who can then advise you on the best form of zinc and co-factors to enhance your immunity. Zinc is used in over 20 different pathways in our bodies and is therefore an essential nutrient. It is becoming more common to be deficient in zinc. Low levels of zinc have been linked to lowered immunity, susceptibility to infections,

weakened hair and nails as well as poor motor skills and attention-span in children. Ensure that your zinc status is adequate as this nutrient is not only essential for supporting the immune system but is crucial in digestive health as well. It has been shown that most Coeliac and Crohn’s Disease patients have lowered zinc levels and supplementation of the correct zinc formula can be of real benefit to them. There are many forms of zinc supplements on the market, but choosing the correct one is essential so speak to our resident Naturopath about the best one for you and your family for this Winter Season. FREE ZINC TEST THIS MONTH @ ORGANIC MATTERS

But it’s not only what the manufacturers take out during the refining process; it’s what they put in. Because salt absorbs water from the atmosphere, additives are mixed with it to prevent it from becoming lumpy so it will pour. The additives are bleaches and anti-caking agents,

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such as calcium phosphate monobasic (341), sodium aluminosilicate (554), and aluminium calcium silicate (556). We could just as easily be pouring concrete into our veins!!! You don’t have to eat refined salt. At Wray Organic, in Newmarket and Indooroopilly, we stock a full range of unrefined sea salts that contain all 84 of the minerals that we need for good health. Sure they are not sparkling white and you will have to throw out the salt shaker as the unrefined sea salt will clog it up. But food cooked with natural unrefined sea salt tastes better; you will be supplying your body with necessary minerals and trace elements, and your salt craving will be lessened. Every time you eat sea salt from your Wray Organic store you are actually eating a multi-mineral complex.Look for Celtic sea salt in our bulk bins or any one of our packaged sea salts.

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Easy solutions to clean up your digital life (ARA) – This year, skip the cold-weather cleaning and organize your digital world, which as most of us know, can be a huge mess. Lorie Marrero, certified professional organizer, author and founder of ClutterDiet. com, recommends four easy tips to get digitally organized:

Optimize Your Computer’s Performance For greater efficiency and avoiding the heartache of technical problems, remember to update and run important utilities like spyware and virus scans and defragment your hard drive periodically.

Get Your Files in Order Consider consolidation. Are there old files you can remove, or drafts that are no longer relevant? Remember, archiving to a folder or external storage space is usually a better use of time than wading through lots of old documents.

When at work he sits behind an advertised desk, on an advertised chair in front of an advertised computer and writes with an advertised pen. Yet this man will not advertise saying that advertising does not pay. Finally when his business fails, he will advertise it for sale.”

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HOW A “RIBO” SURVIVES A RECESSION By Umbara Kerta The RIBO comes from all walks of life but has one all encompassing goal; to establish a business that runs without him. In order to do this a RIBO understands the following golden rules: 1. Sales and Marketing is the most important aspect of any business. Education and execution in sales and marketing strategy is the ultimate key in prospering for any business. 2. Accounting and cash flow management comes a close second to sales and marketing. Learn to be an accountant but don’t be the accountant. Understanding where the money comes from and where it is going is crucial. 3. Is this a job I am creating myself or is it truly a business. If it is a job, rethink your strategy. 4. Have trust In people. If you do not have faith in your staff to carry out a task, why are they on the payroll. 5. When hiring, Attitude is more important than Aptitude. You can train a person with the right attitude, but a person with the wrong attitude is cancer for your business. 6. Everyone has a gift. If a staff member is not performing well in a particular area of your organization, but has a great attitude, and retraining has not helped, maybe their gifts lie elsewhere.

Here is a humorous yet very accurate message which clearly demonstrates the importance of advertising: “A business owner wakes up in the morning in his advertised pajamas, after sleeping on an advertised bed. He shaves with an advertised razor and advertised shaving cream. He bathes in an advertised tub, washes his body clean with advertised soap, washes his hair with advertised shampoo. He uses advertised toilet paper. He gets dressed in advertised clothing and shoes. He eats cereal and orange juice which has been advertised. He looks at his advertised watch to ensure he is not late for the office. He drives to the office in a car that has been advertised.

Unclutter Your Desktop Treat your desktop as you would the top of your actual desk and keep only active files and shortcuts there for convenience. Use your My Documents folders for more lasting storage.

The RIBO is a business term I use for “Resourceful Independent Business Owner”.

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The RIBO understands that a recession provides great opportunities for the independent business owner, opportunities that would not have presented itself until now. Many businesses will start reducing their marketing efforts, thinking that reducing marketing costs will save them money. RIBO’s know that this is the wrong place to save money; this is where the marketing efforts must be increased. RIBO’s increase their marketing spends during a downturn because they know: 1.

It protects their market position

2. Current and future sales are not in jeopardy 3. Others are reducing marketing spend, so it automatically increase “Share of Mind” 4. It creates an image of corporate stability The RIBO is conscious that all marketing must be tested and measured. If it is not tested and measured how else the RIBO will know that his marketing efforts are a true investment and not a cost to the business.

This is a tale being played out by small businesses all over Australia because of the economic downturn. This is better time than any to start advertising your business. During an economic downturn, a strong advertising effort enables a company to solidify its customer base, take business away from less aggressive competitors, and positions itself for growth during the recovery. The trick is to advertise effectively. 10 Tools for Advertising Effectively 1. THE HEADLINE IS KING Attention grabbing headlines pull your target audience into your marketing message. Great copy should do four things: grab attention, build interest, create desire and force the reader to take action. (AIDA -Attention, Interest, Desire, Action). 2. A SINGLE CLEAR MESSAGE Keep your copy short, to the point and everything you say should support your headline or your focal point message. 3. APPEAL TO YOUR AUDIENCE Emotional triggers are very powerful advertising copy tools. Things such as the need for friendship, the need for security, the need to achieve, the need for education, the need to lead are emotional triggers. Figure out what emotional trigger is best suited for your goods or services and then build a unique selling message around the need.

4. DEVELOP A CONSISTENT THEM AND STYLE Develop a central them and personality and consistently use your theme or personality in all advertising and marketing copy. Consistency is the key, if not the most important , requirements for building brand recognition and awareness. 5. CREDIBILITY COUNTS Back up your claims with facts and proof. If you say you are number one at providing customer service then tell people how you got there. If you say that people benefit from doing business with you get testimonials and include in advertisement. 6. CALL TO ACTION Motivate your customers to act NOW. Use deadlines to create a sense of urgency or boost the appeal of your offer such as free delivery, extended warranty etc. 7. KEEP YOUR “DRIVERS” IN MIND Always keep what drives your customers to buy in mind. Do they shop based on convenience, image price, value, quality or service? 8. PROJECT A PROFESSIONAL IMAGE Ensure your marketing materials always look professional and highly polished. 9. PRICING SENSITIVITIES In our economic climate, unless you have some really big news to reveal in price then underplay its involvement in your copy. Consumers are not wowed by 10 percent or even 25 percent off. This is too commonplace; consumers expect 50% or more if pricing is to be a factor in advertising copy. 10. ASK FOR THE SALE Never assume that your reader will know what to do next, tell them what to do and tell them to buy. Come to the store, drop by the showroom, visit the Website, call and order now- your wording will be in direct relationship to what you want readers to do. If you need help in creating advertising ideas or help in marketing your business, contact Umbara Kerta on 07 3264 8384. Umbara Kerta is a Chartered Accountant and owner of several businesses with a passion for Sales and Marketing. He believes that sales and marketing is the most important skill a business owner should educate themselves in, with accounting and cash flow management a close second.

If you need help in marketing your business, contact Umbara Kerta on 07 3264 8384. Umbara Kerta is a Chartered Accountant and owner of several businesses with a passion for Sales and Marketing. He believes that sales and marketing is the most important skill a business owner should educate themselves in, with accounting and cash flow management a close second.

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Aries

Mar 21 - Apr 20

Your passion could get the better of your with Mars and Venus activating your Sun sign this month. Impulse excitement and something a little different is what will motivate you in your search for love. Be careful that you don’t allow blinkered vision to lead you up the garden path, particularly between the 5th and 10th.

Taurus

Apr 21 - May 20

It’s a fun filled month during May however you may overdo it so try to be more frugal with your eating and dietary habits but also the hours that you keep. You’re likely to feel energized between the 3rd and the 5th but by the 15th could feel rather run down or perhaps even exhausted. This is a time to honor your body’s needs and to look after your health.

Gemini

May 21 - Jun 21

You are about to complete a new financial cycle which offers you the opportunity to spread your wings and fly in a direction that will give you more career fulfillment. A wonderful opportunity to move into a coveted position may occur after the 17th. Be prepared to make some quick changes at this time.

Cancer

Jun 22 - July 22

Even if an idea seems feasible this month beware of the fraudster Cancer. You may be gullible possibly because you’re feeling a little vulnerable in your personal life just now. You feel intense and manipulated in your relationships and this requires you to be stronger by putting your foot down. Redirect some of those negative energies into your work and you can produce something of value. By the 25th you should feel the fog lifting. From bestselling astrologer Dadhichi Toth comes the definitive guide to star sign compatibilities

Leo

July 23 - Aug 22

You mustn’t feel negative about opportunities that present themselves now even if you’re not clear on the bigger picture. You have to trust the process and go with your heart. Between the 17th and 22nd changes in your domestic sphere may also be spotlighted, however don’t spread yourself too thin. If you do, you’ll do neither i.e. your work nor the move, well.

Virgo

Aug 23 - Sep 22

If you’re having some ongoing disputes over money or possessions you only have yourself to blame Virgo. You need to understand that to independently manage your wealth you need to take control of it. If you’ve been lazy and given it over to someone else to manage that is your dilemma just now. It is never too late to reclaim your power and this is the month to do it.

Libra

Sep 23 - Oct 23

Don’t seek any reward for the help you offer someone this month or you’ll be bitterly disappointed. Your compassionate gestures should be selfless; otherwise you’ll feel as if you’ve been helping someone to no avail. Furthermore your help may actually fall on deaf ears anyhow. Just because you feel you have the solution to someone’s woes doesn’t mean they will act on it. Between the 4th and 7th you could be drawn into someone else’s complex personal issues.

Scorpio

Oct 24 - Nov 21

Unexpected changes in your work routine, especially if they are dictated by someone who is not so friendly to you, could create hostility. You need to be on your best behavior even if the chips don’t fall where you would like them to. Many Scorpios will feel that a rest is in order so don’t feel guilty about taking time out and being a little lazy. You deserve it.

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Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21 An abrupt change in your home circumstances will be a little troubling at first but will afford you a pleasant development in your life’s circumstances. You should embrace these changes wholeheartedly and see where they lead you. A female may instigate some of these changes around the 14th so keep an open mind and don’t retaliate until you hear the full story.

Capricorn

Dec 22 - Jan 19

Making changes in your personal life will take longer than you expect so this could be a little frustrating. There could be obstructions or people questioning your motives. If you trust your own decisions you needn’t pay too much attention to those who would otherwise spoil your effective strategy. But having said that, you’ll have to be prepared to take on some additional responsibilities as others back away. You’ve never been scared of hard work so why would this bother you?

Aquarius

Jan 20 - Feb 18

You can finally discharge a debt and breathe a sigh of relief this month. The first week of the month is important in effectively re-evaluating your financial strategies. If you’ve been diligent in analyzing your accounts you might point the finger at someone when you discover an error. Don’t be premature as this is simply an oversight on your part and could cause you an embarrassment later when you discover the truth.

Pisces

The Beauty Bag Top 4 Looking flawless all day is simply a matter of ‘touching up’ using the right products at the right time. A beauty bag must contain only the essential items that can take you from A to B with little to no fuss. 4 Simple products, if used properly should suffice nicely. 1.

A compact of wet to dry foundation – great for touching up dark circles, removing shine and smoothing out the skin and the mirror in the compact helps with application of all touch ups.

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These four great products take anyone from faltering to fabulous in just minutes. Retouch during the day or night when you feel the need; remembering to use a light application as it will sit better on pre-existing makeup.

Feb 19 - Mar 20

You have some unexplainable desires which you feel compelled to fulfill this month. This is akin to a passionate flame springing forth from the depths of your being and you’ll be forced to follow this impulse in spite of yourself. This will be a very satisfying experience given the position of Saturn and the inhibitions it has been causing on your love life for some time now. Create some new friendships between the 3rd and 6th even if you don’t feel particularly up to it. You’ll be satisfied at making the extra effort.

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