Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Moon Rising in Sagittarius

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Happy New Moon meows, my adventurous and holiday-awesome KitKats... so hope the holidays are treating you right and the love you give is the love you receive... cold, but clear on the tame prairie... there was the most beautiful blanket of lacy clouds this afternoon... and all the birdikins were dining happily on bounty of seeds from moi’s summer-jungle of a yard... gosh, they are adorable flitting about... and a pair of cardinals made an appearance... this Big Cat so loves the nature she observes everyday.

New Moon Rising in Sagittarius ~ Tonight is the New Moon, a time of beginnings. Now is the time to aim your arrows high and send your dreams skyward... those heart-favorite projects that are awaiting action, yep, go for it. Sagittarius is on your side.

The tail-switching holiday moment: Pat Cunningham’s Cast of Characters at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS... a must read for lovers of the Guts and Butts Gazette. Here’s a slavering taste:

Cast of Characters
by Pat Cunningham

Leona Lane (panther) – crusading reporter, an uncompromising she-cat struggling to make it in a world dominated by canine males. Spent time in jail for refusing to reveal a source. Her devotion to the truth cost her the man she loved at the time (Devon Hancock).

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

2:12 am... 4:44 pm... Weekly Angelic Forecast by Volcano at ~ ~

Synchronicity Alert: Talbot’s Peak, Montana is the name of the town where the Guts and Butts Gazette is located, the serial flash story running at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS. So, it was a bit odd to hear the name, David Talbot.

Fascinating program on Coast to Coast am ~ nighttime radio ~ featuring David Talbot, the author of DEVIL DOG, about General Smedley Butler, who said: War is a racket and wrote the 1935 book, WAR IS A RACKET.

Pulp History

Date: 12-04-10
Host: Ian Punnett
Guests: David Talbot

Ian Punnett was joined by founder David Talbot for a discussion on a new series of illustrated Pulp History books that he helped co-create. Talbot said the books present a "raw history" of events that most Americans have never heard about. Talbot's entry in the series, Devil Dog, reveals the amazing true story of General Smedley Darlington Butler, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

Butler joined the armed forces at sixteen and fought in numerous conflicts. A turning point in his life occurred during World War I, when he witnessed the "industrial level carnage" of that war and the government's abandonment of returning veterans, Talbot explained. Butler became radicalized after that and devoted the rest of his life to peace and veteran's rights, he added. According to Talbot, Butler was asked to lead an army of 500,000 armed veterans to Washington, DC to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Instead, he turned whistleblower and appeared before Congress to expose the plot, Talbot said.

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Authoress news and mews ~

WARNING FOR AUTHORS ~ Oh darling KitKat authors and aspiring authors, be as careful as can when hitching your precious to books to a particular publisher. And DO NOT give any publisher the right to print your books unless they are actually in the business of offering print books to readers, and have provided in the contract an approximate date for print publication. This applies to either traditional publishing or POD [print on demand].

And... on the authorly front, there appears to be somewhat of a backlash, by authors, against having to write only *one* character’s POV per scene, chapter, or whatever... some of the top romance authors like Rosemary Rodgers and Nora Roberts have successfully written ‘head hopping’ books for decades.

Sultry Sunday- Dr. Grace excerpt
by Dawne Prochilo

My newest WIP is called Dr. Grace (tentative- till I can come up with a better title) is about a call-in sex therapist who deals with people's sexual issues. On a personal note, her and her husband experiment with all the ideas she shares with her fans and callers. From positions to locations... lots of humor and sexual tension.

I absolutely love the first sentence-

“It's perfectly natural to want to touch yourself,” Dr. Grace's sultry voice filled the radio station's broadcast booth as well as millions of kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms across the country.
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On December 5, as the new Moon rises in Sagittarius -- the Archer -- it's time to take aim at your most ambitious goals and fire! A direct hit is finally within your reach.

And that's just the beginning. Later that very night, retrograde Uranus will finally go direct again, while on the 7th, fiery Mars will move into calculating Capricorn. These three events acting on top of each other are a trifecta of opportunity. You'll feel the benefit of their activities so much more when you take the initiative into your own hands.

A new Moon is always a good opportunity to start something new, and with optimistic, adventurous Sagittarius in your corner, it's time to shed any doubts or questions slowing you down. There's no time like the present to see how much you can accomplish.

Uranus is the ruler of out-of-the-box thinking. You've probably had some plans and ideas brewing in the background for the last couple months as Uranus took a backwards stroll in Pisces. Now, as the planet moves forward again, it urges you to do the same. It's time to stop meditating about your ideas and turn them into reality!

To help seal the deal, Mars, the planet of action, will immerse itself (and you!) in get-the-job-done-right Capricorn. Mars would encourage you to leap before you look, but Capricorn is the sign of practicality. When combined, the two work together to help you move toward your target in a forceful, yet prudent manner. You'll be more likely to achieve your goals if you're realistic about what you can accomplish.

So what does all of this mean? Well, obviously, it's time to take action! Whether you go for something big, like a career change, or just decide it's time to clear the clutter from your space so you can think more clearly, you couldn't ask for a better time to get the job done.

Just remember that if you make your move on these three particular days, it's not just your goals you can reach -- it could be your dreams!
The Moon ~

We've all had days in when we've awoken grumpy, only to find ourselves cheer up for no apparent reason later on; and of course, the opposite has surely also occurred. There are also those strange days when we have just a couple hours of strong emotion, only to feel it fade away just as quickly as it appeared. This is not a figment of your imagination; it's the Moon at work. The Moon moves quickly through the signs and past other planets wreaking havoc, but also provides plenty of chances for joy and opportunity.

Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~ from the Flash Cat...

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues...

Part 707 ~

Sylva stared down at her feet. “I forgot about being barefoot.” Ginger’s hearty laugh had her swinging her gaze toward her. “Plenty of foot warmers downstairs. No one round here can tolerate havin’ cold feet. Come on, honey.” In a motherly fashion, Ginger twined their arms together. “I hear from Zeke you’re partial to hot chocolate.” Sylva figured Zeke and his father must be okay, or his mother wouldn’t be this calm. Still, his family was used to coping with this kind of taking-action lifestyle.“I do love hot chocolate. What happened?” Sylva asked as they moved down the stairway.

Zeke felt his gut instincts alert on their enemy. “Right over that next ridge.” He pointed, then picked up the zoom lens. “Yup, got something on screen. Whoever the yellow bellies are, they’re hauling ass away from us, traveling on the road toward Vernon’s Peak.” Van streaked them after the varmints that were most likely waitin’ on the return of the robo-plane. “Was there spyin’ equipment detected?” Zeke asked. “Nope. Another dart missile was detected.” Van descended fast as the robo-plane slowed and banked toward them. Lowering the lens fast, Zeke grabbed the joystick, locked onto the robo-plane, and fired.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 706 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, JANUARY 2009 through JUNE 2010 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS, then Savanna Kougar ~ the Fantasy Lair ~

Big Cat Snark Commentary ~ Because she’s just damn fed up!!!

Yeah, so now the traitorous congress and administration wants to censor and/or shut down wikileaks and anyone else who dares to go against the PARTY LINE. Yeah, like Assange, most likely, is anything but a CIA ‘Manchurian candidate’ SHILL, given the poor man was raised in a CIA-run, mind control, drug cult down under in Australia. Not to mention all the so-called ‘leaked’ documents are already available for anyone devoted to researching deeply. Big effing deal. This is all for show, so big brother can extend their tyranny.

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire.


Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Rising in Sagittarius kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Oh my, a warning about possible publisher problems... Is that a general warning or has something happened that I missed?

Interesting synchronicity with Talbot's!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, it's a general warning. However, it happened to an author we both know. I hesitate to the name the specific publisher because it could cause more harm than good for the authors. And, it was told to me confidentially. However, no, it has *NOTHING* to do with Siren-BookStrand or Liquid Silver.

Serena Shay said...

Always a good general reminder! But grr that it's happening to any writer at the moment. Fingers crossed and positive thoughts to whomever is trudging those raging waters right now.