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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

NEPTUNE RETROGRADE, RE-CAPTURE YOUR DREAMS!



Neptune begins it's retrograde cycle tomorrow, Thursday, 5/28. Neptune is a gaseous planet, i.e. cannot be read very well because like gas, it's energies cannot be easily contained. Neptune, like it's element, rules over things that cannot be easily defined or captured either, i.e. illusion, glamour, and mystery. I have a haunch that things that have been perplexing to you will start to become a bit clearer as Neptune re-tracks it's path through the Heavens.

According to astrology.com

It's time to tune in to your deepest core principles and create a larger vision! Neptune takes 14 years to transit through a sign, and has been transiting through Aquarius since 1998. On May 28, as Neptune begins its yearly retrograde -- a period that will last until November 5 -- be sure to revisit a dream, an ideal or a vision you've had. Think about how far you’ve come over the last 11 years, as you have been prompted to make positive, healthy changes in your life. Neptune has been in the same area of your chart prompting you to invest in your life vision. Examine the house in your own chart where the yearly retrograde is occurring for greater insight.

Neptune in Aquarius represents the quest for a better life, for freedom, equality, peace and contentment. With this placement we are all tuned in to our hopes, wishes and dreams. With this retrograde, see how you can realign yourself and your life to encompass these principles. Expansive, generous Jupiter conjuncts Neptune during this turnaround, so this is an especially idealistic time. But keep in mind that Mercury is about to turn direct in a close square to Neptune, and your thinking is not at its most logical! So, dream big but hire a fact-checker Virgo friend to help keep you on track!


FOR ANOTHER BLOGGER's POIGNANT TAKE ON THE NEPTUNE RETROGRADE CLICK AQUI

WHAT RECESSION??? NEW H & M FOR ALL MY THRIFTY FASHIONISTAS!



Soooooo, My GYRL Suzzana "Fifi", of FASHION w/ FIFI, JUST put me on that a new H & M is opening manana! Doors open Thursday, 5/28 @ 10am, and there are all types of promotions, and reported in-store guest Estelle (who 'yall know I Heart). I think I'm gonna check this one out, especially being that I slept on the 5th Ave H&M opening, as well as Top Shop...tsk tsk tsk on me.

Newest NYC H&M Location:
150 East 86th Street at Lexington Avenue

Hip NBC "Around Town" Article About Opening

OMG!!! The 100th BLOG ALREADY!?! OKAY SO HERE GOES...EVENTS: 5/27 - 5/30

Where does the time go??? Well in honor of the 100th blog, I have to do Something Super Special, but I know need to give my Luvies time to get back w/ me, So, I'm thinking the next event I attend (not this one 'cause I am on my way there right now) I'll treat my MOST LOYAL READER! That's right, B-RAE's got your Nite Out on the Town Covered, cover and all!!! So, get to reading (& following) Luvies, Only the Dedicated Shall Proser.


EVENTS IN NYC THAT ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE - WED, 5/27

SANDFLOWER POWER @ S.O.B.'s !!!

Opening for Martin Luther


This FlyGYRL will being performing another set @ Webster Hall's Afro-Punk party tonight @ 10:30. Be there, or just be...


EVENTS IN NYC THAT ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE - FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 5/29 & 5/30, Respectively...

BEAUTY BAR BROOKLYN IS OPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martini's and Manicure's for All (and just maybe the cocktails will have a Brooklyn price tag??? A GYRL can wish...)



FREE HOSTED BAR BY THREE OLIVES VODKA FROM 9PM - 10PM EACH NIGHT


All the Best Luvies,
B!

Friday, May 22, 2009

THE TWINS INSPIRE CONNECTION AND CURIOSITY (BOY DO THEY!)

GET YOUR MIND OUTTA THE GUTTER, and see what Gemini has in store for you this month Luvies!


May 20 - June 20

Ruled by Mercury -- the wing-footed messenger god -- airy Gemini is the connector and communicator of the zodiac, circulating ideas and information.

What does the Sun in Gemini mean for your zodiac sign?
by Emily Trinkaus

Ruled by Mercury -- the wing-footed messenger god -- airy Gemini is the connector and communicator of the zodiac, circulating ideas and information.

The Sun’s visit to the sign of the Twins inspires your curiosity about the people and places around you, and opens your mind to new perspectives and possibilities. The challenge is to extend yourself without losing focus, scattering your energy and overtaxing your mind.

Since Mercury will be Retrograde until May 30, operating at the characteristically speedy Gemini pace can result in mistakes and miscommunications. Move deliberately, double-check the details, and wait until June to launch a new project or commit to a long-term plan.

A more dramatic highlight during this Gemini season is the rare conjunction of Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius. Exact for the first time in late May and early June -- and again in July and December -- this alignment offers the potential for deep transformation. Addictive and other self-sabotaging patterns may come into awareness, ready to be healed.

On June 16-17 the Gemini Sun energizes the super-conjunction, an auspicious time for seeking out innovative approaches to freeing yourself from old wounds. The more you open up to friends and peers about your inner reality, the more likely it is that you will get the support you need.Find out what the Gemini Sun and Aquarius Super-Conjunction mean for your zodiac sign:Aries (March 21 - April 19)
In your 3rd House of Learning, the Sun stirs your desire to explore a new subject or acquire a new skill. Take time to define your priorities and consider what information you really need to move toward your long-term goals. The Super-Conjunction opens the door to attracting people who can help you realize your dreams -- get involved with a community project you feel excited about to activate these opportunities.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The Sun in your 2nd House of Finances invites you to explore new sources of income and focus on building your base of security. Seek out different perspectives on money management and prosperity consciousness by talking with friends, taking a class or reading a book or blog. The Aquarius alignment offers opportunities for taking your career in a more spiritual, creative or healing direction -- take the risk of following your inspiration.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Happy Birthday, Gemini! The return of the Sun to your 1st House of Self represents a time of renewal and new beginnings. Pay attention to what inspires you, and commit to freeing up more space for pursuing your passions. While Mercury is in reverse, reevaluate your past and reconsider who you want to be. The Super-Conjunction energizes your intuition -- consult your feelings and inner wisdom rather than trying to figure it all out.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The Sun slips into your 12th House of Endings, marking the close of your personal yearly cycle -- a time for resting, retreating and regenerating. Take time to reflect on what you’ve created, and pay attention to your dreams for clues about the new vision that wants to come forward. The Aquarius alignment assists you to experience a deeper level of intimacy and heal any blocks to receiving love and support from others.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)
In your 11th House of Groups and Friends, the Gemini Sun stimulates your social life and signifies an auspicious time for networking. Reaching out and connecting with your community feeds your vitality and attracts support for reaching your goals. The Super-Conjunction brings healing opportunities in the realm of relationships -- take steps to release old love-related wounds and open your heart to a new approach to partnership.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
The Sun in your 10th House of Career calls for taking concrete steps toward reaching your goals. Projects that involve marketing, sales, writing and teaching are especially favored. The Aquarius line-up falls in your House of Health, encouraging experimentation with innovative, spiritual, and subtle approaches to healing. Improving your daily self-care routines provides essential support for achieving worldly ambitions.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)
In your 9th House of Expansion, the Sun stirs up your desire to step outside your comfort zone and explore new territory. Unplug from the busyness of daily life to travel, meditate, and get a higher perspective on ordinary reality. The Super-Conjunction helps you identify what you need to release to free up more space for fun, romance and creative pursuits. Take the risk of making your happiness a top priority.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
The Sun shines on your 8th House of Intimacy, inspiring you to connect more deeply and improve communications with a significant other. Be willing to share more of your inner world with your partner, and make a point of inquiring about their needs and feelings. With the Aquarius alignment in your House of Foundations, take steps to free yourself from old feelings of insecurity and open to new sources of support.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
The Sun in your 7th House of Partnership enlivens your significant relationships and suggests a favorable period for cooperation, collaboration and negotiation. If you’re single and looking, wait until Mercury is moving forward before making your move. The Super-Conjunction offers support for freeing your mind of self-sabotaging thoughts and beliefs -- mentally-focused forms of healing are especially effective now.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Lighting up your 6th House of Everyday Routines, the Gemini Sun inspires new ideas about how to become more efficient, effective and organized in your daily life. This is also a favorable time for seeking out different perspectives on health care and making changes in diet and exercise that improve your well-being. The Aquarius alignment helps you heal and release feelings of unworthiness and open to greater abundance.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
The Sun sets off sparks in your 5th House of Romance -- a time for revitalizing your relationship by demonstrating your love. If you’re seeking a new partner, make a point of going out to social events and participating in fun activities to enhance the potential for meeting someone special. The Super-Conjunction in your own sign invites you to let go of old beliefs about who you are and step into a more liberating version of yourself.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
In your 4th House of Foundations, the Sun draws you inward to focus attention on your home, family and emotional realm. Get in touch with what you need to feel secure and supported, and communicate your needs to your family, housemates and close friends. The Aquarius line-up brings awareness to unconscious habits that prevent you from moving forward -- resist the urge to hide your wounds and instead seek support for healing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

OMG! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE???

J.R. WATKINS Natural Apothecary:




I feel silky smooth and smell like a lemon cookie! YUM!!! Over here smackin' on myself...

Duane Reade just started carrying them, or at least is promoting them now, glad I wasn't an eco-snob and decided to accept the wasteful plastic bag full of free samples, Ha!

But still:



GO GREEN!!!

and get your natural lotion on. You've been Officially Put On Luvies!

Here's to Luxurious Lathering,
B!

Monday, May 18, 2009

WE'RE UPON A REALLY NEAT and RARE ASTROLOGICAL ALIGNMENT



I'll definitely expand on this more in depth A LOT more later, but I'm just compelled by Spirit to get this out and circulating at the current moment. Just know it's a Massively Good Alignment in the Cosmos, again I reiterate, that astrological forecasts aren't written in stone, but we can lessen aggravations, and increase/expand upon beneficial situations with this information, so with that I say:

Sun SQUARE Jupiter, plus, Jupiter CONJUNCT Neputne and Chiron!!! ( a little known asteroid, except to real astrology heads. So:

1. Sun Square Jupiter = Beneficial. This is like a double-dose of Positivity. The Sun and Jupiter both represent Positivity & Warmth, each being huge, hot gaseous planets - yes, I know, but in traditional astrology, the Sun (and the Moon) is given as much weight as the planets, and did you forget that the Sun technically is a star??? I mean, when some asks you "What's your Sign/Star Sign?" The answer you give is based on what constellation of the Zodiac the Sun was in at the exact time of your birth, so yeah... But back to Sun square Jupiter, it can be seen as a Positive sign because the Sun representing goodness is exaggerated by Jupiter because that's what Jupiter does, being gaseous it expands physically, so as a transducter of Spiritual energy, it does the same thing. English - Jupiter's own energy is that Expansion, making things larger than Life, so when coupled with another planet/asteroid/star/heavenly body, it amplifies whatever energy that heavenly body is giving off, and since the Sun gives off Good Vibes, this is a time of let's say "Double, Good Vibes"...however, we have to be aware of the excesses that come along with Jupiter. Another name for Jupiter is Jove (hence jovial - a good mood get it) has the worst time saying no! Jupiter doesn't know it's limits because, like physcially, and "As Above, So Below," you can't limit something gaseous or confine it to a container. This is also a Great time, being that the Sun which rules over our earliest beginnings, to get back in touch with that which REALLY makes you Happy! With Jupiter in the picture unabashed Happiness and Fun, Fun, Fun are the orders of the day!

WHICH LEADS ME TO:

2. Jupiter CONJUNCT Neputne and Chiron = Benefical. It only happens every 13 years people!!! 13, in, my own Kabalistic studies, is a positive the number becasuse it is the 12 Signs of the Zodiac + 1 (your Will Power), so it's literally a represenation of mind-over-matter, and then there's Jesus + the 12 disciples, the 13 stepped Egyptian Ladder to Eternity, it goes on and on. So, the fact that this alignment only occurs ever 13 years is SUPER Special. A bit more about Chiron, it is an asteroid, 1 of many, but we count this one in astrology as well as a few others. The Special quality linked to Chiron is healing. Actually, I don't remember the character's name, but the wounded Centaur that helped Harry Potter out of the woods that one time is a representation of Chiron. Chiron is known as the wounded healer because in classical mythology, he was a Great Healer and taught others how to be Healers too, but couldn't heal the wound in his own heel. This fact is significant because with this special conjunction comes an unprecedented opportunity to heal old wounds that have been deeply hidden (Jupiter and Chiron are also Conjunct Nepyune, the planet of Illusion and Mystery). There is a lot more to say abouy this conjunction, and I will elaborate as I get more information, and can formulate more meaningful thoughts, but that's the basical gist of it. Here is more on the topic from astrloger Jonathon Cainer:

"Mercury is retracing its recent path, slipping further back through the sky each day. Saturn, meanwhile, stands still. Or rather, from where we stand, that's how it appears. Other planets now intensify the difference between 'how things are' and 'how they appear'. Neptune, planet of illusion, is in conjunction with Jupiter, planet of amplification. That implies a 'big misconception'. This rare, once- every-13-year conjunction also involves, this time, an asteroid called Chiron, 'the Healer'. Harm that appears to be irreversible, or damage that seems beyond repair can soon be put right. "

Here are some neat links on the number 13, which is SO, not "unlucky.":

http://ezinearticles.com/?Numerology-and-The-Number-13---Luckier-Than-You-Think&id=614936

http://www.ridingthebeast.com/numbers/nu13.php

OKAY SO HERE GOES...EVENTS: 5/18 - 5/20



EVENTS IN NYC THAT ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE - MON, 5/18

MAYA AZUCENA

I've never heard her sing live, but have always been wanted to...tonight might be my lucky nite!


MONDAY, MAY 18TH
@ BLUE NOTE
131 West 3rd Street (by 6th Ave)


TWO SHOWS: 8PM, and 10:30PM

COVER:
$15 TABLE
$10 BAR

SPECIAL GUESTS:
*Rappers from Hip Hop band, Dujeous
*IllSpokinn from Spokinn Movement

Maurice Brown – Trumpet
Lakecia Benjamin – Sax

Christian Ver Halen – Guitar
Ivan “Ive 09” Katz - Drums
Chris Rob – Piano
Daniel Seef – Bass
Cole Williams – Vocals
Anise – Vocals
*Other surprise guests revealed that night, but you “gotta be in it to win it!”


EVENTS IN NYC THAT ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE - WED, 5/20

FINALLY! A RETURN TO OUTDOOR LOUNGES AND PARTIES!!!

So one of my favorite Brooklyn outdoor chill spots, The Yard, is oficially re-opening on Saturday May 23rd (Memorial Day Weekend), and now I've come across this Manhattan outdoor hangout:

PIER 66 on The Hudson River

THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th
8pm -1am
@ PIER 66, 26th St. & THE HUDSON RIVER (that's the Westside of Manhattan, past 10th Ave, for those not too familiar)

NO COVER

"ENJOY THE BREATHTAKING SUNSET ON THE HUDSON & NYC's INCREDIBLE SKYLINE VIEWS. PIER 66, 26th St. & THE HUDSON RIVER. STARTING AT 8PM TILL 1AM. NO DOOR COVER,PRIORITY ADMITTANCE WILL BE GIVEN TO MIXED PARTIES WITH TABLE RESERVATIONS AND LADIES TILL FULL CAPACITY. DOOR RESTRICTIONS APPLY. GUESTS WITH BOATS ARE WELCOME TO DOCK ONTO THE PIER DURING THE EVENT."
TABLE RESERVATIONS & SPECIALS: RESERVATIONS@MADEINITALYNYC.COM

Ciao
Francesco Belcaro
Made in Italy NYC

I'M FEELING LIKE THIS RIGHT ABOUT NOW...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

WOOO-HOOO SATURN GOIN' DIRECT!



If things have been seeming extra rigid and "by-the-book" for you for the past few months, this can be explained by the fact that SATURN, THE DISCLIPLINARIAN, of the solar system has been back-tracking, yes, it was Retrograde! And if you've been reading my blog at all, for any length of time now, you should have an idea of what this means, but if not a quick brush-up - when a planet goes retrograde, it means the areas which fall under that planet's jurisdiction, the areas it governs, are extra exacting and focused on in that area of your Life. So, for example, we are currently experiencing a MERCURY retrograde, and Mercury is the Messenger planet of Communication, so during this type retrograde, communication can become really sticky, technology more-than-likely goes ape-shit (can't tell you how many cell phones me & my People have misplaced or gotten stolen during a Mercury retrograde), short-term travel plans have a high likelihood of going awry, and one shouldn't make any long term plans really (if you don't prepare for it, but don't get scared by this statement because even mental preparation counts - and it's actually the most important, best kind of preparation one can do - to think about the things that could flub, and take the extra time to give them the extra attention and care neceassary to ensure "normal" functioning/success, is all this means)... So with the Saturn retrograde, Saturn governing the structures, rules, and laws, of Society (with a big "S" yes), we may all feel the need to fit the status quo, or just feel VERY hemmed in by it, wanting very much so to break free of it, but usually there is some sort of external pressure due to society's constructs inflicted upon us during this time. Also, we need to go over any legal obligations (for example I have a friend who got called to (Grand) Jury Duty the past couple of weeks, yuck) not necessarily to work on them during this time, but to at least be aware of them, so that when Saturn does start going direct again, we can be ready to tackle them issue. BUT WE ARE MOVING FORWARD ALONG WITH SATURN NOW, SO SHOULD STOP FEELING SO STUCK NOW, YAY!!!

And also, during Saturn Retrograde, Karma comes back to bite us in the bum, here's what tarot.com , and astrology.com, respectively have to say about it:


"Slow moving Saturn is finally reversing its backward motion and turning direct again. Stern Saturn rules karma, and teaches us about the cause and effect of our actions."

"Saturn, the slow moving planet of karma and the taskmaster of the zodiac, which has been retrograde since December 31 of last year, finally turns direct on May 16. This ushers in a period of possibilities as our inner plans begin finding their way into the outer world, and vague outlines of concepts begin to sharpen.
Saturn asks for commitment, discipline and a sense of purpose to work its magic of making dreams real. He commands us to get to work, and to work hard. Discipline and responsibility are important to this planet. Saturn reinforces responsibility, carrying your share of the load and being held accountable for what you say or do. Saturn rules wisdom, but it is wisdom gained from hard work and experience -- earned one difficult step at a time. During a direct period, Saturn inspires confidence. As its role as a teacher, during a direct transit, Saturn also bestows inner strength -- a strength of spirit, a deepening sense of compassion and understanding of self, others or a particular situation."

IT GOES DOWN 2NITE!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (AGAIN) ROXY!!!



WITH VERY SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCES BY ALMOST EVERY1

(go to Roxy's website to get the full flyer view)


& A LIL' BIRDIE TOLD ME WE'RE GOIN' HARD UNTIL 8AM, SO THAT MEANS NO EXCUSES LUVIES!

IMPERIAL
17 W. 19th Street (btwn 5th & 6th Avenues)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WASSUP MY NAGAS!!!

SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

***NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED. BUT THE TRUTHS OF HISTORY USUALLY AREN'T POLITICALLY CORRECT. REGARDLESS, WE ARE ALL ASCENDING, AND THIS INFORMATION, THOUGH IT CAN CUT, WILL ULTIMATELY HELP US ALL - BLACK, BROWN, RED, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN, WHITE, UNDERSTAND WHERE WE COME FROM & WHERE WE ARE GOING, AS A PEOPLE, AS A PLANET.***




Def. Khemet

http://www.khemet.net/

OKAY SO HERE GOES...EVENTS: 5/12 - 5/13

EVENTS IN NYC THAT ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE - TUE, 5/12

MORE MIXTAPE RIOT!!!

Beauty Bar
231 E 14th St - New York, NY 10003 (E. 14th St. & 3rd Ave)
(212)539-1389
10pm-4am



EVENTS IN NYC THAT ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE - WED, 5/13

THE A.L.I.E.N.S. CREW DOES IT AGAIN @ C'EST NOIR ANNIVESARY

L.E.S. @ HAPPY ENDINGS

READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! - MERCURY RETROGRADE NEWS


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The planet of intellect - Mercury - is about to enter sensual, Venus-ruled Taurus. This means that major romance breakthroughs are possible.


According to Astrologer Shannon Day:

May 11th, 2009 by Shannon Day

Motivations in Motion

The planets will help you get your act together, as Mercury enters practical Taurus and Saturn puts your projects into forward motion. This Monday and Tuesday, stay in touch with your motivations, and make sure you’re working hard for more than just how much power and acclaim you can get from what you’re doing. Learn more in this week’s SkyVibe!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

TO ALL THE MOMS!!!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
I SEE YOU MOMMY,
& REST IN PEACE AUNT LIZ - I MISS YOU ALREADY!!!!




Thank-you for All Your Care,
And All You Do!
For Being There,
For Being You!!!

B-RAE LOVES YA!!!


& REMEMBER "YOU ARE APPRECIATED"
God Bless Afeni Shakur, & Peace to Pac - We Miss You Bro'!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Oooooooooh I'm Feeling It Already...

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This (Early) Weekend's Astrological Forecast:

Mercury Retrograde + Full Mooon in Scorpio

Yowsa!!!

So...the Mercury Retrograde, which makes communication loopy, started yesterday, and the Full Moon is in the most intense sign (which is prone to self-destruction/sabotage), Scorpio.

And how appropriate being that we are coming upon Mother's Day this Sunday, May 10th; because though Scorpio can be one of THE MOST Sadistic and Masochistic signs, prone to guilt trips and revenge(think kamikaze), it can also one of THE MOST Doting and Nurturing signs. SOUNDS CRAZY - I KNOW!!! This is due to the fact that it is a Water sign, and who doesn't like to be near Water? Think the beach on a sunny day. But ever been at sea during a storm? Yeah that is the power of Water in Nature, and thus the dichotomy of Scorpio, and any of the Water Signs, but especially Scorpio as they are the most emotionally intense.

Also, Scorpio sees things as Black or White, Wrong or Right, there is no grey area, no "in between" for this sign. I found quote that, in my opinion sums up the Scorpionic Philosophy to a "T":

"I never have lukewarm feelings for anyone. I either love or I dislike."
-Coco Chanel.

This is what we are up against with the Astrological Sign of Scopio, and over the next few days as the Moon (which rules our Emotional Core; and is Full, think a pregnant woman coming full-term...she's full and ready to reveal what she's been cooking up for nine months, and thus, the same with the moon when it is full. All those emotions and feeling that have been stirring just belowe the surface are suddenly exposed. This can be a very raw an edgey time in general, X's 10 with Scorpio in the picture, you feel me???)

This is the Energy we all be feeling in some regard as the Full Moon transits through the Astrological Sign of Scorpio this weekend. It can also be a powerfully romantic/erotic time for the Lovers out and about.

So, Hang in There Luvies, As long as we are AWARE of our own Personal Astrolgical Tendencies, and the general the Astrological Climate, we can RISE ABOVE being steered in whatever way the wind blows and all the best during this Emotionally Charged and Intense next few days!

All the Best,
B!



MORE FULL MOON IN SCORPIO INSIGHT:


From tarot.com
Full Moon in Scorpio

Intense Possibilities
This week, we have a Full Moon happening in the intense sign of Scorpio. Full Moons are known for offering us the chance to launch the plans we made during the New Moon (which was last in Taurus) and achieve our goals. But every Full Moon is different. What does Full Moon in Scorpio have in store for us?


New Moons are the time to make wishes, set intentions and make your goals clear. Full Moons offer the chance to bring these dreams into reality, and with this one in Scorpio, you have the extra push of an extremely forceful sign -- the sign of the Scorpion is known as being among the most passionate in the zodiac. It's also a sign that embraces both sensuality and death -- after all, its ruling planet is Pluto, the planet of the underworld.

So how can you put your plans into action? First, connect yourself with Scorpio's key element -- Water. Whether you're near an ocean, lake, stream, pond or creek, take a long hard look at what you think you want to accomplish. One of Scorpio's key characteristics is honesty. Pluto tends to show the shadowy underbelly of our desires, so make sure your intentions are pure. Once you're certain, take a moment to meditate and visualize what you want to achieve. The Full Moon will help you to see the reality behind your desires.

Luckily, the Full Moon in Scorpio also throws back illusion and even invites us to feel a better sense of harmony. It gives us less tolerance for bad influence and ignorance, so make an effort to get over past hurts and too much of a focus on yourself. You have a higher purpose now -- whether it's related to school, work, love, art -- and now is the time to tap into the Full Moon in Scorpio energy to realize it!



From astrology.com
At the Full Moon in Scorpio, we take a deep look at what we're worth. How much do you value yourself? Are you valued by others and well compensated for your work? Opposed by the Sun in bottom-line Taurus, the Moon in magnetic Scorpio reminds us that our self-esteem -- not our circumstances -- determines our prosperity and well being. Messenger Mercury turns retrograde two days before the Full Moon, backtracking into Taurus to offer a tip: Look within and tap past resources to boost your worth. Watch for sudden insights at this Full Moon on how to improve the area of life it triggers for you.

The Full Moon is always an intense and emotional period, and things get even deeper when it's in powerful, secretive Scorpio. But with intensity comes the potential for change, and Scorpio can be a powerful healer. Why not use the Full Moon's light to peer into your past and understand the childhood events that are affecting you today?
This Full Moon in Scorpio is overlapping Mother's Day. Now's the ideal time to gain new insight into your relationships with the significant people in your life -- like Mom!


From Astrologer Jeff Jawer:
Emotions may boil over with the steamy Scorpio Full Moon on May 9. This is a sign of extremes that wants it all or nothing at all. However, mysterious Scorpio can also hide feelings, so keep a look out for signals from a suddenly silent mate or potential partner. Expansive Jupiter's stressful 90-degree square to this Full Moon turns small matters into major issues. Managing resources could be a key to maintaining harmony, so don't spend too much or act too cheap if you want to avoid this romance killer. On the other hand, desires can be exaggerated, making you feel like you can't live without someone who, upon reflection, is neither your cup of tea, coffee or vitamin water.( He said Vitamin Water LMFAO! )

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

OKAY SO HERE GOES...EVENTS: 5/5 - 5/6

EVENTS IN NYC THAT ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE - TUE, 5/5

CINCO DE MAYO!!!




Find Something in Your 'Hood. Shouts to the MOKOSEEK Crew!


EVENTS IN NYC THAT ARE WORTH YOUR WHILE - WED, 5/6



I attended the mixtape riot website lauch party @ Beauty Bar a few weeks ago, and it was defintiely dope, well worth attending another, this time at SUTRA
16 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009
(212) 677-9477

Some of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PEOPLE will be in the house:
CONTESSA!
DJ Jasmine Solano (peep her website link under Gettin' It GYRLS & Guys )
The Beatards(these guys got ridiculous flow...seriously.)
DJ O

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!

Right Now I'm Feelin' Like This.


I guess it could be all the rainy weather in NYC...boooooooooooo.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!

And I quote, Wiki, that is:

"Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

While outnumbered, the Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army that had known no defeat for almost 50 years.
(WORD TO YOUR MOMS - DOWN WITH THE INFIDEL, B-RAE's aside) However, Cinco de Mayo is not "an obligatory federal holiday" in Mexico, but rather a holiday that can be observed voluntarily.

While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. However, a common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day, which actually is September 16 (dieciséis de septiembre in Spanish),the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico."

PROPS AND SHOUTS TO MY MEXICAN BROTHER & SISTERS -
ONE TIME FOR LIBERATION!


The Next Level of Liberation

I was gonna insert a picture of a regular wearable sombrero, but felt the "Sombrero Galaxy" was more fitting to my mood right now, that and I REALLY need sleep.

HOWEVER, We gon' get it in later on today at some authentic hole in the wall Mexican restaurant in Park Slope. TAMALES!!!

Hasta Luego,

B!

p.s. - I ain't afraid of no swine or no flu. (SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL - LOOK AT THAT SMILE & PRIDE, YOU GO GYRL!)

p.s.s - Excuse me if this is my most randomest (neigh to proper English in cyberland) post to date...lol.

Monday, May 4, 2009

MOON IN LIBRA 5/4 - 5/7

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Moon in Libra
May 4, 2009 to May 7, 2009
You're Ginger Rogers today. And everyone and everything you meet is Fred Astaire. During this Libra Moontime think "grace in space." If you meet an obstacle or encounter resistance, dance like you expected it to be there. Libra's skill is knowing just how to receive whatever shows up. The trick is recognizing its beauty, which is all there is to diplomacy and charm. Any "couple tension" on this Moon is especially instructive. With as much neutrality as you can muster, examine the feedback loop of offering and receiving. If your lower back hurts, you might be doing too much or expecting too much from others. Court the idea that all the support you need lies within, as in a yoga balancing posture. This Moon asks, "Can you keep the peace and your balance at the same time?" The atmosphere is light and neutral today. It's okay to be indecisive. Enjoy the ability to dance (gracefully) around the possibilities.

by Dana Gerhardt
The intuitive and emotional Moon is in relationship-loving Libra, encouraging you to approach your lover -- or your potential love interest -- with an open mind and open arms. If ultimate love can be reached and misunderstandings can be overcome, this is the time it is most possible. courtesy tarot.com

So, like Bo Says...

HERE WE GO AGAIN...the 2nd Mercury Retrogade of 2009



Get Prepared for Mercury Mix-Ups

May 4th, 2009 by Shannon Day
Use the first part of the week to get around anything Mercury retrograde might try to get wrong. Preparation now will save lots of trouble later. Use the Sun and Saturn to help you organize and prepare. Make sure to tend to cars, computers and important calls now. Then feast on the Full Moon in deliciously sexy Scorpio on the weekend! Learn more with skyvibe!

MORE ON THIS MERCURY RETROGRADE:
(courtesy astrology.com)
Mercury, the planet of communication, goes retrograde for the second time this year on May 6-7 (depending upon your time zone). Mercury normally turns retrograde three times a year -- however, in 2009 Mercury turns retrograde four different times. The effects of each retrograde period differ depending on the sign in which it occurs. This time around, Mercury is turning retrograde in Gemini -- its home base. Mercury is the ruler of Gemini!

Both Gemini and Mercury govern communications, the way we pick up information and process thoughts. Mercury rules thinking and perception, processing and disseminating information and all means of communication, commerce, education and transportation. Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misunderstandings as well as flawed, disrupted or delayed communications, negotiations and trade glitches, and breakdowns with phones, computers, vehicles.

This retrograde period, step back from decision-making, agreements, contracts and use this review time to your benefit. Write down the pros and cons of everything since your mind will not settle on anything one hundred percent! When Mercury turns direct on May 30, you'll have greater clarity and are more likely to make good decisions. If possible, avoid buying communication-related products such as computers and phones. Keep receipts if you do. If you are traveling, double-check your reservations and bring a good book to read and plenty of games for the kids in case you are delayed. From late in the evening of May 13 through the end of the retrograde period, Mercury will be transiting the sign of Taurus, the sign ruling money. Decisions about investments and handling of finances should also be put off during this period.

Like any cosmic event, this retrograde affects each of us differently depending on how it's positioned in our personal birth charts. A Mercury retrograde period may be very prosperous for those who have retrograde Mercury, or a well-aspected Mercury, in their birth charts.

While a retrograde period may be an introspective time for all of us, if Gemini is prominent in your chart, you will have more than your usual share of introspection. Gemini is a mutable sign, so if other mutable signs -- Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius -- are prominent in your chart, you will also experience a period of intense self-examination.

BASICALLY, When Mercury Turns Retrograde: Think Before You Speak!

SO NOW YOU KNOW.

HA! I've been having a comic renaissance, and I found Reckless Tortuga a while back (sorry I didn't put you on sooner!). I'm luvin' this skit at the moment. AND NOW 'YALL KNOW! Don't get your GYRL twisted or you'll see just like Mr. Buy My Homemade CD. tee hee hee


And Now You Know.


CENSORSHIP



This one is pretty darn funny too: CRAZY SEX



OMG, He went there - "Dumb Bitch." LMAO!




TWILIGHT PARODY - "I'll see you fragile humans later."


This sketch is Borderline annoying, but there are a couple of great Moments (in my opinion anyway)

1. After he finds out the news is incorrect he does a double take, and in an instant the posters he tore down out of duress are twilight magically back on the wall.

2. V8 = blood Takes a sip from the V8 bottle, then oops, "Blood, mmmmm."

LMFAO, hope you will too Luvies!!!
B!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY!

In Honor of You!!!

Your favorite songs:

Gotta Love Bette





Remember Signing to This One? :)



Summer Road Trippin' with Troop



Jodeci's First Album was also a Staple on our early 90's Road Trips :)



BOYZ II MEN too, SO MUCH 'till I Broke the Tape (I date myself)
BUT NOT THE END OF THE ROAD, JUST YOUR FAVORITE :)



THIS IS MORE LIKE IT

You enjoyed the cinematic feel of this video, but loved the song equally.



And SNOOP!!!, I was SOOOOO Surprised when You Told Me You Like Snoop Dogg - Blew My Middle School Mind. Always So Cool :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

LAUGH THERAPY

These are instant pick me ups, from me to you Luvies!

Gay Fish
This sounds SO like somethin' Yeezy would say "I am not no gay fish." LMAO

SOUTH PARK FISHSTICKS JOKE LINK




All too familiar with "Dick in a Box," and "Jizz in my Pants," I can't believe I slept on The Lonely Island for this long.
"Like a Boss" - The Lonely Island

FAVORITES:
"Swallow Sadness."
"Uh-huh. Soooo that's an average day for you then?... You chop your balls off and die???" "Hell Yeah." Classic.


"I'm On a Boat" - The Lonely Island
For satire, this shit goes hard.

OH SO MANY FAVORITES... :
"ALL HANDS ON DECK!"
"Bustin' 5 Knot Wind, Whippin'Out my Coat.."
"Take A Picture Trick..."
"I got my swim trunks, and my flippy-floppys; I'm flippin' burgers you at Kinko's straight flippin' copies." HA!
"I'm ridin' on a dolphin, doin' flips and shit..."
"But this ain't Sea World, this as real as it gets..."
"I'm the King of the world, on a boat like Leo, if you on the shore, than you sho' not me yo'."
Close-up - "THIS BOAT IS REAL!"
"Po-si-den look at me (ohooohoooh)!"