The FIRE SIGNS and LIFE this WINTER

Arians are being cajoled and persuaded to do things this period – not that it is all bad for you or against your will, but you will need some outside encouragement.  Arians are doers, but only when they can see results quickly, they need an added push as the year gets going to put some more effort into those things which do not provide instant gratification or fast progress.  It is a busy time family-wise and your home will be a hive of activity perhaps it is a big family birthday or wedding which you are having a big role in.  This is a very positive time for Arians who are moving home or renovating their home; although there may be some battles with the builders to hurry things on.

Relationships with older family members are especially important and you are feeling a new bond with both the older generations in your family and a deeper connection with your family heritage.  Arians may research family trees or connect more frequently with more distant relatives.  There is a philosophical outlook based on a strong sense of rediscovering who you are and where you came from.

Leos need to curb a need to worry: these worries could well be about matters to do with family or the home or property.  It is a great time to clear out, tidy up and perhaps look to renovate and deal with some of the off times gross jobs like repairs and garage tidy ups.  On a more esoteric level; Leos need to get rid of the old useless stuff and of the clutter which has made life less liveable.  It is also a time when you will be forced to get to grips with the things you have stuffed away in a deep recess of your mind – on a more literal level clearing out old correspondence, cards, gifts and giving these things away or recycling them will not only clear your cupboards but clear your mind.  Letting go is often hard for Leo as you are sentimental, but there is a line to be drawn. Are the things you cling to holding you back – if so it’s time for them to go.

It is escapism Sagittarians seek via love, romance and the arts.  Work, effort and the daily commute will be far from your mind as you drift off into a mental never-never land.  It is not a very motivated time here in the material world, but Sagittarians are certainly making hay in dreamland.  It may be harder for Sag who do not work in the arts to harness that creative energy.  There can be disagreements with friends over money and so it is best not to lend money to friends or even go out together where you intend to split the bill as things will not pan out and the whole things may escalate and damage a good friendship.  This happens to be a very fortunate time for those in same sex relationships and those who are courageous and have enough self-honesty  to come out this month will find friends and family very receptive and supportive. 

More from: HOROSCOPE 2014 by Lisa Lazuli

 

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THRILL SEEKERS – Bestselling THRILLERS on KINDLE

It’s cold and wet! What you need is a warm mug of coffee and a stimulating, gripping read to rocket you into another world. A world of excitement, white knuckle tension and nerve burning action. Here are some terrific thrillers from amazon.

BR1

“If you don’t pay me £250,000.00 in the next 48 Hours you will die”. The text on Josh Hammond’s BlackBerry was blunt and chilling. Surely it must be a joke, but when Josh is attacked in broad daylight and people around him start to die he knows that his blackmailer is deadly serious. Can Josh raise the money, can his attractive new bodyguard protect him, who is blackmailing him and why? He has 48 hours to find out. The first novel in the acclaimed City of London Thriller series is a hit which will enthral everyone who knows and loves its London settings. Rich in detail and truly evocative it is a real page turner, told in around 100,000 words.”

Positive Reviews

“The imagery in the book is rich and really adds to its texture. The image of rainfall like sugar on strawberries had me from the off. The book is fast paced and moves into the main plot quickly, which helped keep my attention and increased my desire to read farther.”

“I liked the honest human feelings down, the humour and suspense. I would definitely read another book by this author.”

Negative Review

“Whilst, I thought the idea behind the story line for this novel was interesting, I ultimately found the book frustrating. I felt it was far too wordy and although the author took time to describe what his characters were wearing, he failed to portray their individual characters. Throughout the novel, I felt I had little real idea of the character of the protagonist.”

BR2

This riveting suspense thriller explores the special bond between a brother and sister when Richard Baimbridge rushes back to his coastal hometown of Wilmington, NC, to assist with his sister’s recovery after she’s brutally attacked and crippled investigating the rape of a 13-year-old. Coming face to face with his tormented past and a dark family secret, he fights to stay above the flood of childhood trauma and, serving as his sister’s legs, is drawn into the dark underside of this quiet coastal community where he, himself, becomes the primary suspect in the murders of Wilmington’s young girls.

POSITIVE REVIEWS

Although this book started off a little slow, it built the pace and eventually became a keeper. I wouldn’t describe it as unputdownable, but only because there were times when I HAD to put it down and take a breather.”

“An enjoyable story which invokes a variety of
emotions leaves you often in suspense and guarantees as a few surprises along the way.”

NEGATIVE REVIEWS

With a contrived plot, signposted twists, repetitive devices – how many times can one man ruin his clothes and have to throw them away before you need to write in a trip to the shops for new trousers? – and scenes so insultingly unbelievable you’ll snort with derision, this book was overpriced even at 38p.”

“It was riddled with spelling mistakes and rubbish over-dramatized descriptions. I wonder if this book was self-published. Anyway, Bill Brenners, don’t give up the day job is my advice to you.”

I note that while the negative reviews on this book are thoughtful, well put together and informative; the positive reviews are short, vague and repetitive leaving me to believe the negative ones are more accurate.

BR3

Grisham introduces a small-town Virginia lawyer named Malcolm Bannister, who’s dubiously convicted of money laundering for a drug-lord client, and maps out a revenge plot from his federal penitentiary cell that’s twice as elaborate as the one Alexandre Dumas cooked up in The Count of Monte Cristo. Like many a Grisham hero, Mal is a legal insider who knows how to work the system to his advantage. He’s also a peculiarly lone wolf, willing to shed all his family ties in pursuit of a very long and entertaining con.

POSITIVE REVIEWS
“This is by all means a good book, but my expectatons of John Grisham are based on the excellent books he has written in the past, and are therefore much higher.
The story is nice, but not particularly captivating. Grisham’s books typically keep me awake all night reading, Sadly, this one does not fall into that category.
Perhaps, as many people say, the sun has indeed set on this great author. Nothing he has written in the last few years compares to his first few books.
My one word summary would be “disappointing”. If the authors name for this book had been John Doe, I would definitely not look for any of his other books to buy.”

“The Racketeer is the first of his books that I have tried for several years and you know what – it was a good read.

The story was enticing and credible, the characters well drawn and interesting and the plot drew me in and I read the entire book , if not breathless, but certainly well engaged, over a couple of days.”

NEGATIVE REVIEWS

The “big twist” was completely spottable very early on – so reading this was more about guessing how it gets revealed rather than what happens. As usual, Grisham is let down by his inability to write characters well – I’ve no idea whether I like the main guy or not (I feel rather “meh” about him) and the love interest lady was very poorly sketched out – although I’m left with the impression that Mr Grisham is a fan of large boobs and long legs, because that’s all he really said about her. I did get the feeling that The Shawshank Redemption was more than a little influential – I think the idea was “innocent man breaks the law to get justice”, just not as well done. Having said all that, I quite enjoyed it – but I doubt I’ll remember a thing about it a year from now.”

“This had the potential to be a very interesting story but it is let down by the absence of characters that we care about and by the padding that stretches it out significantly longer than the storyline warrants. There is a low level of suspense throughout, but not enough to maintain your interest.”

ASF<

A chain of tragic deaths across Dubai spanning two decades, only Valda knows they were not accidents, but murders. Her name is next on that list…..

Spunky singer Valda ditches her old life in Cape Town for a new start in glittering Dubai. Armed with just her cigarettes and some attitude she sets about reigniting her career and putting to bed the heartache over her former boyfriend Richard.
Valda does indeed find success and to her astonishment love, but all is threatened when she is introduced to a billionaire Sheikh. Her clandestine liaison with the Sheikh, propels her into a murky web of deceit and when newspaper clippings of seemingly accidental deaths across Dubai are posted anonymously to her it is clear she is rushing headlong into the same fate.

No one dare cross the Sheikh and she can hardly hardly turn to the law, so with few options open she confides in Larissa.
As an astrologer, Larissa predicts that Valda and the Sheikh's destinies were sealed from the moment of their first meeting; however she keeps the dire fate that she reads in the charts a secret.
Together, Valda and Larissa take a gamble in a game of cosmic Russian Roulette where the stakes are their lives and their adversary, Fate itself.

POSITIVE REVIEWS

“A riveting read. Cleverly written this modern suspense thriller charts the story of Valda and is set in the exotic but dangerous locations of Cape Town and Dubai. Containing destiny, fate, karma, intrigue and passion it is an edge of the seat read. Its emotional impact is chilling and often quite scary and its tight description and dialogue create real tension. That said it is an easy read and has an easy plot that suddenly shakes you with its swift turns. The journeys between Cape Town and Dubai are very tense and often chilling. The atmosphere and culture of Cape Town and Dubai come alive on the page and Gordon cleverly weaves all this into easy dialogue and vivid descriptions. Once the reader is comfortable with the story along comes another sudden twist. The storytelling is compelling and moves at a fast pace making the book difficult to put down.”

“But the best thing about this book is the characters. The author understands so well how people hang together, how one thing in life relates to another, and how we tend to act in line with our personalities, no matter how perverse this may occasionally be! A real warmth shines through the writing… this author really cares about these characters and I really fell in love with the two main ones! I had a bit of a crush on the love interest too!”

NEGATIVE REVIEWS

I thought the story was slow to start but it revved up at around page 40 and I was glad I stuck with it. The pace then gradually increased to a frenetic speed towards the end. The second half of the book was gripping and intriguing. However, the conclusion was abrupt. I was left wanting more and would have liked to see the story and charaters develop further.”

“It started out good but I did not like how the ending was so quick
There could have been further story line.”

Love and Relationships for the EARTH SIGNS – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn in February

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  Capricorn are less sure footed in love and romantic relationships.  You are plagued by a feeling of vulnerability and for that reason are more reticent about displaying your own emotions.  You may come across as withdrawn or sulky.  It is important to re- examine your emotional needs and the level of trust in your relationship. Why are you not as trusting as you could be?  Communication can easily destroy these barriers and help you regain confidence in your relationships.  Single Capricorns are more likely to crave sexual gratification rather than emotional closeness and so relationships that start up may not last long.  There may be conflict between your family and your partner and you may have to have a secret relationship or live with the disapproval.

Taurus: A philosophical side to your thinking this period will enhance your love relationships, making you more inclined to see the irritating things that usually make you ratty in a larger context.  Companionship and continuity are what Taurus value most and keeping sight of this will help you to make more sense of why you take what you do in love.  You are the bigger person.  New relationships will have to have potential for the Taurus to even consider and the Taurean flirting should never be misunderstood for  flippancy when it comes to matters of the heart.

Virgos will develop a new level of awareness about the underlying mechanisms in their relationships and with this cold light of day insight you may realise that subtle things have lead you to drift further away from your loved one – Virgos have a huge degree of self-honesty and will rarely lie to themselves or others about how they feel, thus Virgos may call time on relationships or may initiate some deep conversations about how to put things right and how to pull together again.

Single Virgo will have an epiphany about what they really want in relationships and with this new perspective it will be far easier to open the romantic doors and make more fruitful forays into the world of dating.

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2014 for the Mutable Signs – Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius

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GEMINI

FROM Horoscope 2014 – Lisa Lazuli
Gemini are taking the proactive, go getting attitude from last year into 2014.  Gemini often scatter energy and tend to lack focus, but from the end of 2013 and into 2014 the drive to tackle life, improve efficiency and  jump into the things which usually you don’t have the courage to tackle is yours.  You are competitive and will take action to get your life on track.  Finishing jobs, speeding up your routines and making your life run more smoothly is your aim.

PISCES

2014 will be a far more productive year where you will feel that you have made concrete steps towards both making progress and implementing change in the projects and areas of life you desire.  Your optimism and energy will both carry you through and your obvious enthusiasm will win you support and help inspire those around you.  Pisces are not leaders in that you find it hard to give orders, however you do lead in a different way via your vision, insight and passion for what you do.

VIRGO

This is an empowering time for Virgo where you will find it easier to assert yourself and push yourself to the fore. Virgos are modest and shy and so it is not in your nature to be a forerunner, however as the year goes on you will find that people turn to you for advice and because they value your experience or your expertise in various fields.  It is via this advisory capacity that you will exert power and authority.  Many at your work or even in your family are taking the time to appreciate your perfectionism and attention to detail as well as your characteristic critical eye which can cut to the heart of any matter.

SAGITTARIUS

It may be relationships that have become rather controlling.  A deep discussion may have been put off as you are both too busy, too rushed or there are more pressing priorities.  That good talk is way overdue: you need to set an evening aside to talk to your partner about where you are at in the relationship: what needs to change; how can you recapture romance; how can you adjust to each other’s needs in a way which is fairer and how will you get more quality time together.   Sagittarians are nor confrontation unless they have an occasional outburst of temper; but these outburst may achieve nothing.  Slamming the door and going for a long walk may clear your head, but is it contructive.  You have swept some things under the carpet and put up with others and now it is time for a long rational talk when you are both calm to lay down some new relationship guideline.  After this tension will abate and you will be able to enjoy the precious time you have together with your partner without the unsaid and unspoken issues creating a downer.  Do not expect your partner to read your mind and do not be vague – be honest and specific about your feelings.

What can Virgo expect from Jan- March 2014

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JAN-MARCH

VIRGO

Virgo can feel the sands beneath their feet shifting and you guys are restless for change and yet not quite ready to make changes.  It is true, a change is as good as a holiday and one often underestimates how stale our lives can become over time, we get into a rut and often we become a slave to the routines of that rut.  It is time to strip away illusions about how things should be and look at the bare facts about how things actually are, self-honesty and inner wisdom will be your guide to making a strategy for change which will really make a difference to your motivation and day to day life.  Change is an agent at work in so many facets of life: place, time, people, space, the way your organise, the way you communicate the way your allocate time.  Look at all these areas and you will see how much scope there is for change.

LOVE

Virgos will develop a new level of awareness about the underlying mechanisms in their relationships and with this cold light of day insight you may realise that subtle things have lead you to drift further away from your loved one – Virgos have a huge degree of self-honesty and will rarely lie to themselves or others about how they feel, thus Virgos may call time on relationships or may initiate some deep conversations about how to put things right and how to pull together again.

Single Virgo will have an epiphany about what they really want in relationships and with this new perspective it will be far easier to open the romantic doors and make more fruitful forays into the world of dating.

WORK

Virgo are more aware of office politics and the underlying motivations of colleagues this month and that will have a direct impact on how you work and how you communicate in the work situation.  Competitiveness amongst colleagues for promotions is far hotter than you were aware of and you need to keep your own ambitions private.  Play your cards close to your chest work-wise and keep things need to know as far as your employer goes.  For those in their own business, you must be more aggressive about pushing forward and promoting your services: do not hold back and don’t be afraid to approach new clients direct – more business may be just a call away.

More in HOROSCOPE 2014 and my previous blogs.

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LOVE for the Water Signs – Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

PISCES

For single Pisceans this is a year of opportunity as you feel sexually attractive and proactive and are willing to take the lead in social situations.  Powerful emotions and desires may cloud your better judgement at times inclining you to don the old rose coloured glasses and this is a danger.  You are impatient in all things romantic and may feel frustrated when things do not move quickly or in the idealised way you imagined.  You also need to stop and analyse whether your emotional craving and romantic feelings are really in line with your true needs and values – they may fall out of sync meaning that you will not achieve a lasting relationship only an ephemeral romance.

That said this is a time for the often shy Piscean to come out of their shell and shine on the social scene.  You will find it easier to go with your heart and enjoy life to the full.

CANCER

In relationships it is easy for you to talk about your feelings right now, Cancerians, which will go a long way to helping keep things going.  Relationship-wise it is rather tough going as 2014 starts for existing relationships.  It is not that the relationships themselves are flawed but rather that with all the stress and distractions going on about you it is very hard not to let that spill into the bedroom.  Communication and keeping your partner informed about where you are at emotionally and how you are doing and coping can certainly help you both navigate this time of change.  For Canerians married to Libra, Capricorn and Aries this will be magnified as all the cardinal signs are going through a time of turmoil and upheaval.  Solid relationships will thrive under the pressure even if you are both a little exhausted for passion.  Later in the year as you adjust the romantic and spontaneous side of the relationship will spark into life with more chance for social and recreation activities.

Single Cancer will seek out friendships with men rather than full on romance from the get go – friendships will blossom into love later on in 2014 when you will tend to feel more relaxed.  Again communication and shared GSOH will be the benchmark for your relationships as you are very ‘real’ this year – no rose coloured glasses, no fantasy, no puppy love crushes – you will look to the core of the relationship and if it ain’t going anywhere you will not be biting.

SCORPIO

Within relationships, both family and romantic you are eager to cut to the heart of the matter; you are bored with niceties and feel that the only way to either move things on or resolve issues is via some candid truth telling.  Scorpio are excellent at psychoanalysing and sensing the motivations of others and while this keeps you ahead of the game, constant analysis is often detrimental to love making and intimacy and so learn to drop the mental intensity and focus on the physical intensity: affection without question in the bedroom.  Your mood is very intense this year which will be draining for you and those around you and so remember to relax, switch off and be vigilant that you do do this every day.

Criticism and very high standards may make love and romance hard to come by for single Scorpio.  There will be no shortage of dates or desirable possibilities, but are you likely to commit to one boyfriend – not really, you have someone very specific in mind and are happy to wait.  Although your eagerness to go steady (if that is not too old fashioned a word) is absent, you may find that your dates are more than willing to take it further so do be clear in all your signals to avoid unwanted attention.  Single Scorpio are enjoying the single life and will setting for sparkling on the social scene rather than cuddling on the sofa with one guy.

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The HOROSCOPE 2014 Book Astrologers are Raving About!

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HOROSCOPE 2014 by Lisa Lazuli formerly resident astrologer for Asian Woman Magazine and BBC local radio in the Midlands has wowed astrologers and astrology fans alike.

This is what the reviewers are saying:

“Being an astrologer myself I read this book with a critical eye, the author does not disappoint. The astrology is very sound and I must say that I enjoy Lisa’s particular writing style immensely. She has a friendly way of writing as if she is in the room talking with you. As I purchased this (at a steal I might add she is practically giving it away) halfway through January I had the luxury of testing some of the astrology in a very real way and the writing is uncanny with what is going on in my life, so I intend to take on board the advise for the rest of the year!”  P Gregory, Isle of Wight.

“Because of experienced gained throughout the years, I believe highly in pro-activity and empowerment, and would not class myself in any way, as a fatalist. My belief is that you can create your own successful future; but I do rate Lisa’s book as a little mine of useful information, of which I am going to study each of the other signs, when I have more time.

I do hope that my friend publishes more e-books on amazon, as I shall certainly be buying them.

I learn a lot from this lady’s work; she is very good, and knows her stuff more than most I have read; she has the potential to be one of Britain top astrologers in years to come.”  John Thompson, Nottingham

“She makes you look forward to experiencing the outcomes. Indeed she had me positively salivating for some of mine. She has a very modern slant, too, particularly to life and love, and she leaves you a little tantalised, definitely wanting more. I was leafing through the pages checking up on other star signs and dreaming I was them. Oh, the many lives I’d have!” C Hinder, South Shields

“I have heard Lisa Lazuli on several different radio broadcasts and I was impressed. She sounded like a woman with a passion for astrology and she had a unique way of outlining the events. I was certainly not disappointed when I bought the book and immediately went to find out what was in store for me as an Aries. Her explanations and advice are clear and very easy to decipher. I’m looking forward to 2014 and am now better prepared to make the right decisions when I reach those crossroads. Thanks so much Lisa!” P Landes, San Fransisco.

What can Horoscope 2014 do for you???

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