East Meets West



     West January 1, 2023 — December 31, 2023

     East January 22, 2023 — February 9, 2024


     I watch and wait for the right moment

     Calculating the best time to make a run

     Trusting my speed, agility and precision

     To carry me to my destination safe and sound.

     I know the truth; share what amuses me

     and discard what doesn’t matter

     I playfully dance to the melody of the moment

     And block out what doesn’t resonate

     I bask in good fortune and abundance

     And invite familiar faces to join me

     I promise opportunity and equality for all

     and in return demand loyalty and devotion.



     The year of the Rabbit will hop in on January 22, 2023, giving rise to all sorts of interesting and unexpected options. As soon as you think you’ve figured out what will happen next, the parameters will shift and the direction will change, making it necessary for everyone to take care of their responsibilities and to leave nothing to chance or unfinished.

     Generally, the Rabbit brings good fortune, growth and longevity; however, strong emotions usually tag along, adding entertainment, drama and diplomacy. The Rabbit is a negotiator who intuitively sees which path will lead to success and victory. He thinks standing up and is always ready to take flight; difficult to keep up with and impossible to make sense of.

     Moods will swing, making it increasingly difficult to predict what comes next. The Rabbit will zig and zag, keeping even the most astute second-guessing their next moves. But don’t dismay; the Rabbit is also lucky and can slip under the radar if necessary to avoid unsavory situations.

     He isn’t a fighter and will often send mixed messages when dealing with opposition, but don’t underestimate his cunning ability to outmaneuver anyone who wants to play with a big stick. The Rabbit loves to show off, be the center of attention and entertain. He can make you feel at home and at the same time rob you, so beware of what you share.

     Hopefully the Rabbit will be able to work his magic and encourage positive negotiations between nations, races and religions. He can unite the world and has the insight to recognize what’s possible and the wherewithal to know enough to keep the masses happy and the rule of law in place.

     The Rabbit’s memory is excellent. A call to review and assess the past, followed by dismantling and discarding what’s no longer valid, will be helpful if new and exciting opportunities come into play that present options for the planet’s habitats to take advantage of and enjoy. We can only hope the diplomats worldwide can and will enforce changes that benefit the masses instead of just a handful.

     Overall, the Rabbit offers the planet hope, peace and longevity. With a healthy attitude and luck, perhaps those making the decisions worldwide will abide by the Rabbit’s rules and respond peacefully to requests to protect this magnificent planet we call home.


     ARIES (March 21-April 19): Opportunity is ripe and energy is high. Embrace what excites you and turn your dreams into a reality. Let your impatience work for you instead of against you. Don’t wait for others to step in and help; initiate what you want, and take credit for what you achieve. Reach for the stars, leave no stone unturned and be ready to leap in the most desirable direction without looking back. It’s up to you to make things happen, and the sooner your mindset takes hold of a plan that suits you, the quicker you will reap the rewards.

     Solar Sign: Aries.

     Lunar Sign: Dragon.

     Love: power play, loyalty, dedication.

     Money: moderation, diligence, security.

     Health: strength, fitness, courage.

     Goal: patience, structure, purpose.

     Lucky numbers: 5, 17, 20, 24, 32, 35, 41.   


     TAURUS (April 20-May 20):  Bring about positive change before you run out of options. Put your energy to good use with innovative ideas that encourage you to venture out more and put your skills and service toward something that matters to you. Take responsibility and do what’s right and best for you and those around you. Strive for perfection, patience and prudence, and you will find the path that leads to greater freedom and happiness. Keep life simple and your plans reasonable; everything else will fall into place. Be open to change and receptive to love; good things will happen.

     Solar Sign: Taurus.

     Lunar Sign: Snake.

     Love: secretive, plentiful, risky.

     Money: impulsive, perfection, excessive.

     Health: risky, stubborn, misinformation.

     Goal: explore, inspect, replace.

     Lucky numbers: 8, 12, 22, 27, 38, 42, 44.


     GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The aim is to simplify your life. Walk away from drama, joint ventures and people who indulge. Learn from the experiences that impact your life, and choose to invest your energy into your health and emotional well-being. Assess your life and eliminate what irks you or stands in your way. Consider where and how you live and what you can do to encourage peace of mind and love, and put plans in place to give you hope for a brighter future. Honesty and integrity are required. Offer what you know and what you can afford mentally, physically and financially.

     Solar Sign: Gemini. 

     Lunar Sign: Horse.

     Love: passionate, expensive, revealing.

     Money: lavish, uncertain, pioneering.

     Health: indulgent, risky, stressful.

     Goal: leadership, control, prosperity.

     Lucky numbers: 4, 13, 16, 23, 32, 34, 47. 


     CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take the plunge and follow your plans. Recognize your potential and choose to prioritize incorporating what you enjoy doing most into your everyday routine. Be innovative, step outside your comfort zone and turn your dream into a reality. Refuse to let outsiders guilt you into spending your time and money on something that doesn’t make you feel passionate. Instead, taking the road less traveled will take you on an adventure that offers growth, enlightenment and knowledge to help you find peace of mind. It’s time to master the art of taking responsibility for your happiness. Stay on course and avoid risky or uncertain situations.

     Solar Sign: Cancer.

     Lunar Sign: Sheep.

     Love: magical, entertaining, tender.

     Money: empower, reassurance, industrious.

     Health: routine, exercise, respite.

     Goal: originality, compassion, productivity.

     Lucky numbers: 9, 15, 22, 27, 33, 36, 40.


     LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep life in perspective, and carry on at a pace well within your control. Use your intelligence to see the truth and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle. Choose not to let emotional excess overrule your better judgment. Concentrate on saving and sticking to a life pattern that eases stress and encourages you to aim for comfort, stability and convenience to help you maintain your status quo. At the same time, rejuvenate and prepare for your next big adventure or extravaganza. The more together you are, the more you will accomplish. Exude strength and confidence and collect perks and opportunities. 

     Solar Sign: Leo.

     Lunar Sign: Monkey.

     Love: ambiguity, perfection, temptation.

     Money: commitment, detail, restraint.

     Health: anxiety, self-control, training.

     Goal: overcome, replenish, patience, serenity.

     Lucky numbers: 6, 14, 22, 25, 33, 39, 44.


     VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Thrive on change and learn from your experiences. Embrace life with open-mindedness and courage to follow through with your dreams. Opportunity knocks, and it’s up to you to pursue what life offers. Your straightforward attitude and the detail and quality you bring to the table will appeal to those who can help you reach your destination. Leave nothing to chance, do your part and don’t take no for an answer. Manufacture the results you want and everything else will fall into place. A change will do you good, and it’s up to you to make it happen.

     Solar Sign: Virgo.

     Lunar Sign: Rooster.

     Love: devoted, mysterious, appealing.

     Money: practical, secretive, calculating.

     Health: dodgy, indulgent, depleting.

     Goal: security, rewards, comprehension.

     Lucky numbers: 6, 12, 23, 26, 34, 42, 44. 


     LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Balance and integrity will decide the outcome of whatever situation you encounter. Stress will be due to shared expenses, investments and how you choose to handle your money, health and contracts. Wasted time is something you cannot get back. Having a strategy in place will help you avoid delay and uncertainty. Dismiss temptation and curb bad habits. Say no to people who are a bad influence or who take you for granted. Get your house in order and define your purpose and future. Do whatever lifts your spirit and encourages you to finish what you start and reap the rewards. 

     Solar Sign: Libra.

     Lunar Sign: Dog.

     Love: fervent, approval, contentment.

     Money: instability, excessive, discipline.

     Health: dedication, control, awareness.

     Goal: harmony, defense, productivity.

     Lucky numbers: 9, 13, 17, 26, 29, 32, 41.


     SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a deep breath, exhale and begin your journey. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose if you are true to yourself and stay on course. Your charm, energy, mystery and desire to make the world a better place will make you a forerunner in any competitive situation you encounter. More stability will result in the opportunity to step out on a limb and try something new. A playful but cautious attitude will set you on a course that promises positive change and profitable gain. The world is your oyster; don’t let it pass you by. Look, see and do.

     Solar Sign: Scorpio.

     Lunar Sign: Boar.

     Love: reliable, exceptional, loving.

     Money: consistency, persistence, responsive.

     Health: protective, innovative, tactical.

     Goal: precision, fairness, innovation.

     Lucky numbers: 2, 14, 18, 25, 31, 34, 43.


     SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be careful what you wish for, gauge your time and money, and pay attention to detail and what everyone else is doing. Pace yourself physically and show discipline regarding health, diet and exercise. Get into a routine that runs smoothly and works to ease stress and make your world more convenient and comfortable. Control situations, and don’t take unnecessary risks or trust someone else to come through for you. Shoot for the stars and protect your honor, reputation and assets. Take nothing for granted, stick to the truth and be resourceful. You will gain acceptance and respect.

     Solar Sign: Sagittarius.

     Lunar Sign: Rat.

     Love: jealousy, inconsistency, restrictions. 

     Money: ambitious, clashes, discipline.

     Health: intelligence, monitoring, resolution.

     Goal: effective, influential, progressive.

     Lucky numbers: 3, 9, 15, 24, 29, 38, 44.


     CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A well-thought-out strategy will lead to benefits beyond your wildest dreams. Let your ambitious mind work out the details and oversee each action, and you will be happy with the results you achieve and the accolades you receive. Concentrate on your endgame and power yourself with confidence, honor, integrity and know-how. Your strength and courage will attract followers, but that doesn’t mean you can rely on others to do things your way. A hands-on approach will ensure that success will follow and everything will move along correctly. Maintain a balance between work and play, and stability and happiness will be yours. 

     Solar Sign: Capricorn.

     Lunar: Sign Ox.

     Love: inventive, robust, enchanting.

     Money: innovative, speculative, profitable.

     Health: effortless, contemporary, thorough.

     Goal: productivity, structure, triumphant.

     Lucky numbers: 2, 8, 22, 27, 31, 37, 40.


     AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Times are changing, and so are you. Let old beliefs and concepts drift away and new and exciting plans take over. Release your need for approval and replace it with respect for yourself and confidence that you can carry out your objectives successfully. Less following and more leading will lower stress and pressure from what others say or do. Open doors rather than waiting for someone to make the first move. Be the pulse behind your dreams and initiate what you can do to reach your goal without giving up too much. Branch out and make peace with yourself, and good things will unfold.

     Solar Sign: Aquarius.

     Lunar Sign: Tiger.

     Love: freedom, objective, refresh.

     Money: morals, provisions, bargains.

     Health: discretion, responsibility, consistency.

     Goal: stability, development, success.

     Lucky numbers: 9, 15, 21, 27, 36, 39, 44.


     PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get organized, put everything in place and breathe easy. Preparation will be essential to stay on top of your game. Think with your head, not your heart, and keep things in perspective when dealing with partnerships and shared expenses. Don’t go overboard or put up with indulgent people or excessive situations. Make fitness, self-improvement and personal growth your priorities, and be explicit regarding facts, figures and feelings. Do your best to keep the peace, but not at the expense of harming your reputation or paying for someone else’s mistakes or indiscretions.

     Solar Sign: Pisces.

     Lunar Sign: Rabbit.

     Love: abundant, genuine, synchronization.

     Money: impetuousness, benevolent, self-indulgent.

     Health: unprotected, impulsive, susceptible.

     Goal: veracity, astuteness, dependability.

     Lucky numbers: 7, 12, 18, 24, 31, 36, 43.

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