Monday, December 22, 2014

Your HOROSCOPE For The Week Of December 22nd!






Aries (March 21-April 19)
Do not forget about the people who were there for you when you where down. Even if they were not able to help you financially, at least their priceless prayers lifted your spirit.  

Taurus (April 20- May 20)
Keep your eyes on the prize. It will be yours soon enough.  

Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Never say that you are going to help someone but as you are making the promise you know you will not commit to it. If you do you will only affect your own karma and quite possibly disappoint someone who could have really made a positive impact on your life.

Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Your intuition will be on point this week, and especially closer to the weekend. Listen to the small voice within. If your gut is wrenching with that butterfly feeling then there is a reason why. Pay attention. It does not mean something bad will happen. Chances are you are being warned so you can prevent unfavourable circumstances.

Leo (July 23- August 22)
Speak up, but also be humble. Puffing up your chest and behaving as if your view is the best view will only have others lose respect for you as opposed to wanting to follow your advice.  

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Do what comes natural. Second guessing your instincts will only put you in first gear. If you want to move faster then you will have to appreciate your abilities and believe in yourself.  

Libra (September 23- October 22)
Others may laugh at you, but that is okay, at least you know you will have the last laugh.

Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
Give yourself a break. Being hard on yourself is good. It means you trust in your ability to do better. However, know the fine line of diligence and self-deprecation.

Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
Mush! Move! Get going!!!! And do not stop. This is your time to rise and it may take a few days, weeks or months or even all year, but as long as you keep on keeping on without complaining, then you will make it through, and you will come through with shinning colours.    

Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
Your birthday time has arrived! Enjoy this time and do not over-celebrate. Pay attention to moderation.  

Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
Blaming others for your mistakes will only make you seem petty. Take responsibility for your actions, and if you must speak up to squeal on someone else, then stick to the facts.  

Pisces (Feb 19- March 20)
Do not take it personally when your family member says something offhanded and completely insensitive. They will feel bad enough later when they realize what they had said in such a mindless manner.    




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday To Enchanted Essence!!






My baby is growing up!!

Five years ago today I started this blog. Really not having any intention of how long I would keep it going, or of what shape it would take. So you can imagine my surprise that five years later EE is still here. With a presence on Facebook and Twitter, with 57,000 + page hits. I, more than anyone am surprised!

Someone said to me that the blog exists because I write. Well, yes. (lol) However, what good is the written word if no one is around to read it? So, as with every accomplishment and milestone EE reaches, I have to say Thank You!!  :-)

Thank you, wherever you are in the world, for checking in - be it on your computer or tablet or smartphone, you take time out of your day to click the links, to check in - whether you are reading my latest posts, checking your horoscopes, looking up a recipe, reading a movie review ... or however you spend your time visiting EE - what matters is you are here! And you are welcome!

Please join me in wishing a HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY to EE!!!

God Bless.

-Laura


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Your HOROSCOPE For The Week Of December 15th!





Aries (March 21-April 19)
Keep the faith, remember that fear is a disease; a dis-ease of emotional, mental and physical comfort.  

Taurus (April 20- May 20)
It may be difficult to tell a friend or a love one exactly what you feel when you know for sure they will not like it, and especially if they are not the type to listen so openly. Nonetheless, this week you will have to express what you feel. At the end of the day, you will be happy you did speak up.  

Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Think of the things that you have always wanted. Is there anything you can do about it? If you said ‘yes’, then that is great because your optimism shows that you grasp the understanding of ‘never too late’. Go forward Gemini and live your dreams.

Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Do not hide behind the scenes. Let the world know who you are, especially if you have a crush on someone, make it obvious. You never know, they may like you as well and reciprocate your admiration. Invite them out for a drink or coffee. You may be surprised when they take you up on your offer.

Leo (July 23- August 22)
Listen to some music, light a few candles, make a delicious drink (alcoholic or non), and share some alone. Sing a little prayer for yourself and be thankful for life. You are a doll, be grateful for who you are.  

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Do not worry about relationships. They always work their way through things. What you need to do is work your way through it with peace & harmony and self-love.  

Libra (September 23- October 22)
Do not bang your head against a brick wall. There are some times when you have to give in and give up. You know that insanity is repeating the same actions and expecting a different result. You are not insane, so try to stop repeating those actions.

Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
It does not matter if you call it soda or pop, you are still drinking the same thing. On the flip, it does not matter if you call it gossiping or just talking, it is still spreading someone else’s business. To prevent bad karma just be mindful of your words.

Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
Wow! You are pretty impressive lately. Not only that you are looking more peaceful than you have in while.    

Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
Worry is only misplaced imagination. Do not worry.  Of course that is easier said than done, but just keep in mind that all circumstances pass and that faith should always trump fear.  

Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
You are phenomenal this week. Keep up the good work.

Pisces (Feb 19- March 20)
A person who has been a truly amazing friend over the last few years will need your help. They may not need it for long, perhaps just for a shoulder to cry on, but they will run to you for it.    





Monday, December 8, 2014

Toronto Christmas Market







As many of you know by now, I absolutely adore the Christmas season. The lights, the sounds, the smells, the movies .. haha! So, where better for me to be this time of the year than the Toronto Christmas Market?

This is the fifth year for the Market, and I have wanted to attend each year. Of course the first two years I lived too far away to easily attend, and the past two years, my leg just was not up to the journey. And to be quite honest, since my knee replacement was only three short months ago - I was unsure if I would be able to attend this year. BUT I was sure going to give it my best shot!

This weekend my sister and I went to the Market and I loved every moment of it!

The Market is held in the historic Distillery District of Toronto, and one of the things that I did not consider was the cobblestone streets. Now, two years ago, Bentley (My dog) and I would go for walks down to the Distillery, and walking around the neighborhood upon the cobblestones was not an issue. It should be noted that these walks occurred in the daylight - soo there's that.

Cut to this past Saturday night. It is dark, I am unsteady on my feet, there is a sea of about 5000 people - pushing to get to where they want to be. Let me just say that it was terrifying at times. Luckily my sister was with me, and the poor girl was probably more afraid of my falling than I was! lol  She was so sweet and linked arms with me, pointing out where NOT to put my feet. So in the end, we made it through the evening. At least for about an hour and a half before my legs got tired. But that was enough time for me to soak in the atmosphere.

The lights, the vendor booths, the smells of all of the delicious treats, the Christmas music. Just the festive - jovial energy of everyone there. It was truly a wonderful experience.

I just want to share a couple of the photos I took that evening with you. I hope you can see how festive the Market is and that if you are in the area before December 21st, you will gather your family and head on down to the Market.

Once you arrive, you will see the beautiful towering Christmas tree, which I believe stands at 85 feet! The kiddies can ride the Ferris Wheel, or the Carousel, visit Santa Clause, walk through a life-size Gingerbread House, sing Christmas Carols with Carolers dressed in period costume. Enjoy lots of delicious treats. Truly, it is like walking around in a Christmas Snow globe!



 












Your HOROSCOPE For The Week Of December 8th!!






Aries (March 21-April 19)
Give it all you got. Do not worry about overexerting your energy or giving too much. As long as you use common sense and practicality then you will gain much pertinent benefits.  

Taurus (April 20- May 20)
Trying is only half the battle. Just do it, even if you do not get the exact results you wanted to achieve, it is okay, at least you set a good path of karma for yourself, just for  doing more than trying.  

Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Do not say no before you hear all the details. Once you hear them and your heart is not settled then decline.

Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Do what is necessary of you. Try not to procrastinate, it will only hold you back from getting things done in a timely manner.

Leo (July 23- August 22)
If someone is asking for your opinion then give it to them straight. If they are not asking, but you still want to offer advice unsolicited, then do it with grace. Tact will go a lot farther than just letting the words fly out.  

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Be clear with your intentions. It does not matter if you are dealing with people at work or in love, it is always best to express yourself thoroughly to avoid any future conflicts or difficulty.  

Libra (September 23- October 22)
This week will present a few challenges in the areas of family and romance. Try not to take anything too personally and be watchful over the words you choose to say. Sometimes a Libra can say things in the heat of the moment not realizing that it is difficult to take it back later when the flared emotions are calmed.

Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
You are in a state of personal growth. This will last for a few days, weeks, maybe even months. It is a great time indeed when the soul is maturing and the mind is learning. Read as much as you can, talk to interesting people and watch documentaries. This will feed your mind and encourage your soul during this time of growth.

Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
Do not relax for too long. Get up and get at em!    

Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
You may feel as if others do not get you, or perhaps they pretend they do but really do not. Try not to allow this to affect your relationships with people. It is true, they may not get you, and yes they may pretend to, but at the end of the day at least they like you and are willing to get to know you.

Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
Do not tie yourself down to projects and people that you know will only frustrate you.

Pisces (Feb 19- March 20)
Somebody from your past is checking you out. If you are not a friend of social networks then this person will find you through a friend.
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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Your Horoscope For The Week Of December 1st!






Aries (March 21-April 19)
Speak slowly to individuals who do not speak your language, or speak your language as a second language so they can get the gist of what you are saying. Never assume that they completely understand you just because they seem like they do. Always ask them if they need clarification.  

Taurus (April 20- May 20)
You may experience a pain in the butt, literally, or the back, so be careful of small injuries this week. Make sure you do not eat too much bread or beef and drink loads of water. Eating more healthy foods will take the edge of any pain.  

Gemini (May 21- June 20)
A new job or a change of career will be on your mind for the next few weeks. Do not be afraid to make the leap. You are wise enough to make one step into a great journey.

Cancer (June 21- July 22)
Exercise and healthy eating should be the top thought in your list this week and next. The holidays will be coming soon and you will want to be in top notch shape.

Leo (July 23- August 22)
Be straight up and tell people what your intentions are. Remaining silent does have its positive effects, but in this case it is best to speak up.  

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Do not be afraid to cut off a relationship that has lost the love and passion. You will find better. It is inevitable.  

Libra (September 23- October 22)
Be honest in your all dealings. Stretching the truth even a little will make you appear like you lie a lot.

Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
Never worry about tomorrow. Even if you have a pressing engagement and you are nervous, just do your best and your best will be good enough.

Sagittarius (November 22- December 21)
Give it all you got. Do not give up, and do not give in, be the strong Sagittarius you are.  You will be the first one to boldly go where no one has gone before.  

Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
Heed the warning signs and listen to your gut. The intuitive voice is a small voice within, hear it with your heart and follow its instructions without a second thought. You will never lead yourself astray.

Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
Irony will shock you this week. However, it will be a good shock indeed.

Pisces (Feb 19- March 20)
You will be rewarded with respect and love from an unexpected source.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Zodiac Birthday For The Week Of Nov 26 - Nov 30th!






Due to circumstances beyond my control, this will be the final edition of the HappyZodiacBirthday Horoscopes. I apologize to anyone whose birthday is in December and may be missing out on their Birthday Horoscope.

-Laura

If your birthday is November 26th-November 30th, be sure to visit EE for your HappyZodiacBirthday HOROSCOPE and remember to share this page with your family and friends who may also be celebrating a birthday this week!

Happy Birthday!!


November 26th -2014
Your determination will pay off. Do not listen to the haters or self doubt.

November 27th -2014 
Call it what you want; joy, elation, delight, euphoria… whatever, it all means the same thing and this year you will be experiencing more of it.

November 28th -2014
This year envision it and you will achieve it, or something close to it. Mush, mush, mush and you will achieve, achieve, achieve.

November 29th - 2014  
Do not laugh in the face of fear, just ignore it and it will not even have a face, not even a faint memory.

November 30th - 2014
Do the best you can do, and take your own breath away with your abilities to be truly something else that others would not have even seen of you.