|The Happiest of Holidays to everyone! Thank you for your support over this past year. I appreciate everyone of you. There's lots going on even though we have no Goddess Gatherings or fairs this month.
Schedule of Appearances
December 18-20 I'll be back in New York City this coming weekend!
December 27th - Tune into VH1 "Serial Dating" special as I am guest/expert
| Holiday Sale
I hate to sound like a "commercial" but many of you have been emailing me about the annual sales and book orders for Christmas. So here goes:
You still have time to order the 50% off reports up until December 24th for yourself or family and friends. These include the following
Astrology Chart, Interpretation/Forecast... Regular $30...now just $15 This includes a copy of your chart, details of your personality and a progressed forecast for the new year
Friends and Lovers Compatibility Report - 15-20 pages. Reg....$25....now just $12.50 - Details what you need in relationship, what he needs....and how you fit into his life and him into yours. The good, the bad the ugly! But you'll find out the how's, the what's and the why's of any relationship. If you should pursue it or drop it and what it takes to make it work!
Cards of Destiny - One of my favorite ....Reg $70.....Just $35...About 50-55 pages. Give you a complete forecast from birthday to birthday in 6 week cycles. I found this to be very accurate for me!
The Solar Return Report - Reg $35....now just $17.50...Everyone's favorite! Best Seller! Read about your solar return in one of my past newsletter archives.
BioRthymns..Reg $25....Just $12.50 - Give you the highs and lows for your emotional, physical and intellectual sides. Plan your days and months accordingly. Graphs and written explanations too
All of these reports for easy to read and come in a nice folder for gift giving. Please call 810-631-6887 to order as e-mail can be slow getting to me. Also consider gifts like one of my books or even gift certificates for readings.
Also order at regular price
2005 Moon Calendar - $15...Best Seller!
Maria Shaw's Tarot Kit for beginners and teens (we just got more in! They sold out the first month they were released. We have a limited stock available now, only 10 copies left)
Soul Mates and Cell Mates - latest book with CD
Enchanting Moments - Mediation, relaxation CD
The Enchanted Soul - Popular book, sold out on our last cruise!
Star Gazer - Great beginner's book for teens and young adults
Heart and Soul - My very first book; a love and compatibility guide
|If you still haven't found the perfect gift for someone, here's a few ideas based on the zodiac signs to help your shopping along!
Gift Giving Ideas for The Holidays
By Maria Shaw
Is there someone on your holiday gift list that's really hard to buy for? You surely know at least one person who has everything. Running from mall to mall to find the perfect gift is draining. The old stand-bys like cash and gift certificates are always welcome but scream "impersonal". This year consider using astrology to find that perfect present! Each zodiac sign has specific likes and dislikes. If you know what they are, you'll be able to find the perfect gift for anyone!
Here's a few ideas:
Aries - Will love anything that's personalized. What about a necklace with their initials on it or an ID bracelet? Being competitive, lots of Aries enjoy sports. Therefore, tickets to see their favorite team play is a good bet. Many Rams are adventurous. Think "daredevil" and flying lessons or even a hot air balloon ride. Video games, action movies, board games and time saving gadgets are good ideas too. Anything that helps save time will be appreciated as Rams are always late and always on the run.
Taurus - Prefer quality over quantity. Therefore, if you can't afford Gucci, opt for a nice quality leather purse instead. Taurus love to be pampered and fussed over. Consider a spa package or a basket of bath and body lotion treats. And don;t forget Taurus have great appetites. You can't go wrong with gourmet food baskets, a favorite bottle of bubbly and Belgium chocolates. A CD of their favorite music will do nicely too.
Gemini - Because the Twins are ruled by the planet mercury, which rules communication and travel, give presents with this theme in mind. Think cell phones and answering machines, radios, TVs, computers and CDs. Even a long distance calling card or gas card would be cool. Many Gemini love to read. Give books and magazine subscriptions. Also, appointment books, memo pads, journals and such. Gemini also loves to travel. Luggage is a good bet as are airline gift certificates and weekend getaways for two.
Cancer- Homebodies at heart but great business people too, Crabs usually love any gift you give 'em. But if you really want to please a Crab, give them things to beautify their home; flowers, plants, crystal pieces, comfy throws, antiques and photo frames. Many Cancers love to cook...and eat! Therefore, gourmet gift baskets and cooking utensils are good bets. Anything that hints of nostalgia is also something to consider. Sentimental Cancers live in the past and gifts that help them reminisce about the good olde days like antiques, collectibles, family photos, hard to find candy (popular in their childhood) and comfort treats are a good bet.
Leo - Lions are easy to buy for because they love almost anything they get...but whatever you give, make sure the present, at least, looks expensive. Even if it's cheap, it should look like you've shelled out some major bucks. A Leo loves luxury. Think gold jewelry, designer shirts, cashmere, Prada, leather goods. In other words, the finest things money can buy. Give a Louis Vuitton keychain if you can't afford a Gucci bag. Never wrap anything that looks outdated or drab. Consider a day trip to a casino, a bottle of champagne with crystal flutes, silk ties and scarves. Tickets to the movies, a concert or a Broadway show are other good options.
Virgo - This sign appreciates practical stuff....gifts they can use. A Virgo is the first to say "Don't waste your money". If the item you give is something that will collect dust, it may end up in the recycled gift closet or the return line the next day. Because Virgo is ruled by the planet mercury, appointment books, calendars and journals are good bets. Consider appliances such as food processors, microwaves, ice cream makers and even Tupperware and cookware sets. Many Virgos are health nuts so an array of natural herbs and aromatherapy products are good choices. Exercise equipment and health club memberships will be appreciated too.
Libra -Oh, how they love pretty things; artwork, jewelry, flowers and such. Music is also a great choice. Social Libras adore trying the latest restaurants so a gift certificate at the new bistro in town is an option. Consider tickets to see their favorite band in concert. A weekend at a lovely bed and breakfast or a shopping trip is a good idea too. Spa treatments are always welcome as is fashionable clothing. Furs, designer purses and elegant accessories are a good bet. Keep in mind when making a purchase that most Libras do not like gaudy baubles but rather classy pieces.
Scorpio - Many Scorpio are intrigued by the supernatural and new age. They love a good mystery so mystery novels, suspense movies and the like are good gift ideas. Secretive Scorpio love to hide their little treasures so consider boxes that they can hide their "stuff" in. Think jelly jars, secret diaries or pretty hat boxes. Some may appreciate a set of their very own tarot cards, crystals and dream journals, Perhaps an astrology reading or meditation tape would be to their liking. Many Scorpios are great collectors so find out what they have and add to it. If you're involved in an intimate relationship with a sexy Scorpio, opt for, silk pajamas, lacy lingerie and bedroom toys!
Sagittarius - These folks are adventurous, outdoorsy types. Many love sports either as players or spectators. Sporting or camping equipment may be an option. Archers love their cars. Buy items for their new jeep or old jalopy. Luggage, travel accessories and duffel bags are good for the on-the-go Archers as they love to travel. Sag is usually late so a watch makes the perfect gift. Still, some are interested in different cultures and foreign pieces. Think Native American pottery, African masks, Mexico pottery and unusual knick knacks picked up on your exotic travels.
Capricorn - Professional, logical and organized describe people born under the sign of Capricorn as well as the kind of gifts they'd love to receive. Because they like order in their chaotic life, give gifts that will help bring them just that; file cabinets, briefcases, jewelry boxes and tie racks are some choices. Goats appreciate things of value; antiques, oak furniture, rare coins, depression or carnival glassware and art objects. Cappys are usually workaholics so you should buy them things they can use to simplify their world or for the office. Pen sets, personalized stationary, clocks and computer accessories would be appreciated too.
Aquarius - Waterbearers have a wide variety of tastes so it shouldn't be difficult to find a decent gift here. Just look for the latest gizmos, gadgets and fads. You can't go wrong with the latest in technology or household appliances either. Many Aquarius are into astrology so purses, jewelry and books with zodiac themes are cool ideas. Look for the most unusual stuff you can find. Aquarius loves quirky, wacky presents. If you must stick to traditional presents, clothing like a sports themed sweatshirt or a good pair of low-rise jeans will please even the most discriminating Aquarius.
Pisces - Fish are into beauty stuff; makeup, jewelry, perfumes, cologne and beautiful clothes. You can't go wrong with music either. A fav CD or meditation music make a super gift. Anything you decide to give a Pisces, is more meaningful, when it comes from the heart. Homemade goodies, handicrafts, family photo collages and an arrangement of beautiful flowers are other good ideas. If you wanna win extra points take your Pisces on a romantic weekend getaway. Rent a cozy cabin deep in the woods with a roaring fire. Or a balcony room in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. Or create your own love nest in your apartment or bedroom.
If you're still stumped and have no idea want to buy that certain someone, then forget about material things. Give something even better ....your time. A few hours talking, visiting or spending the day, creating lasting memories is priceless!
The Day You Were Born Reveals A Lot About You!
By Maria Shaw
Numerology is so fascinating and so accurate! I love reading little tidbits in magazines and articles about my birth date and its meaning or my life path number. Here's some simple numerology that reveals your personality traits. The theory behind this is that each day is ruled or influenced by a specific planet in our solar system and that's what helps determine some of our traits. Look for the day of the month you were born to learn more! 1st - Ruled by the Sun. Thus you are a natural born leader. You are also innovative, independent, practical, and very creative. You have a lot of good ideas and probably like to be appreciated for your hard work.
2nd - Ruled by the Moon. You work better in a group situation than alone. You are likely to be quite sociable and kind to others but something people take advantage of your good nature. You have a tendency to be a nervous wreck at times so learn to relax!
3rd - Ruled by Venus - You are emotional and passionate as well as moody. You're probably a good communicator and creative too. Your positive attitude helps you make lemonade out of lemons. You relate well to people of all ages.
4th Ruled by Mars - You are patriotic. Your home and family are very dear to you. You dislike change and sometimes can live in the past. However, you are a wonderful business person. You're practical and analytical. You have to work hard at romance but don't have trouble speaking your mind!
5th Ruled by Mercury - You are quite the sociable butterfly and have lots of friends. You are lucky and are advised to follow your hunches. Some of you are very psychic. You will need to focus more on self-discipline or you'll have trouble with members of the opposite sex.
6th Ruled by Venus - You have a very strong character and even if you appear as if you couldn't hurt a fly, can be quite stubborn! You seek love and approval from people. Don't bottle anger. Let it out when you need to and watch that things don't eat away at you. A fine, loving parent.
7th Ruled by Jupiter - You combine a strong logical mind with the gift of intuition. You could be a perfectionist or your own worst critic. Make sure you allow your sensitive side to show through so others won't think you are a cold fish! You are a truth seeker and love to learn new things.
8th Ruled by Saturn - You feel as if you are all alone in this big world. You're a go-getter that likes to do things your way. You can be very productive and creative as well as generous. Your reputation is important....how others see you. You try hard to make a good impression on those you meet.
9th Ruled by Uranus - You can be very independent. That's good but be careful of getting too reckless. There is a tendency to be impulsive. You can get through any crisis and bounce back easier than most people. You need to be needed and love helping others.
10th Ruled by the Sun - You have a great personality. You also should have good health and can overcome any illness. You like being independent and have a very strong nature. Never satisfied with the status quo, you are constantly trying to improve your life and your abilities.
11th Ruled by Neptune - You can be very emotional and worry too much about minor things. Stay away from escapism even when the harsh realities of the world seem to be heavy. You are a dreamer and very intuitive so pay close attention to your hunches.
12th Ruled by Venus - You tend to be blunt, honest and to the point. Your quick wit helps you get through tough situations and you are able to figure out things easier than most people. Sometimes you scatter your energies too far and wide. Pick one thing you'd like to do and do it well, then climb your next mountain.
13th Ruled by Mars - You're easy going on the outside but stubborn on the inside. You appear very sympathetic yet there is a strong personality hidden deep beneath a relaxed facade. You tend to be very detail oriented. You like peace and harmony and try to avoid arguments when you can. You love to kiss and make up.
14th Ruled by Mercury - Your psychic ability is very strong. You are practical yet intuitive. Learn to trust people more. Avoid people who drain your energies or have addictive behavior. You are forthright and take action when necessary to get the job done. You also possess an innovative nature.
15th Ruled by Venus - A real worry wart even though no one would ever know it. You hate to let others see you depressed or unhappy. You don't forget things easily and are capable of holding grudges. You're affectionate and sympathetic. Artistic and sensitive with a need to serve.
16th Ruled by Jupiter - Your mind is constantly ticking. You could have a short fuse although your appear calm and collected. You take time to make important decisions and some people consider you a perfectionist. Sometimes it's easier for you to play both sides than take a stand.
17th Ruled by Saturn - You're a "see it, believe it", type of person. You can be set in your ways and sometimes stubborn. You are a balanced person and very honest. You belief everyone should seek the truth and live life to the fullest.
18th Ruled by Uranus - You are very independent and probably play the role of therapist to your friends very well. When it comes to money, you can handle financial responsibilities. You enjoy debating with others and matching wits
19th Ruled by the Sun - You have a truly complex personality and a colorful character. You are versatile and love learning new things. You are here to save the world and improve conditions for those less fortunate. Money matters are likely to be up and down throughout your life.
20th Ruled by the Moon - You are very detail oriented. You respect your world and the people closet to you. You are apt to be a team player rather than a person who wants to grab the spotlight. You can be very affectionate and good hearted.
21st Ruled by Venus - There is a tendency to be a little moody here. You don't trust everyone. People must earn your trust and respect. However, you usually have a cheery disposition and are a social person. It's easy for you to make friends and impress people.
22nd Ruled by Pluto - It's important that you always trust your intuition. You can be a nervous person and a fidgeter. You cherish your friends and keep the same ones for years. You have a good business sense but be careful that you don';t get taken advantage of in financial matters.
23rd Ruled by Mercury - You are a freedom lover who loves to stay busy. Members of the opposite sex are easily drawn to you. It's important that you get a solid education if you want to advance in life.
24th Ruled by Venus - You can be very opinionated and at times a bit stubborn but this serves you well in the business world. You are patriotic and sentimental. Some of you would make a great politic leader.
25th Ruled by Jupiter - You are very creative. It is important that you make quiet time for yourself to relax so you can accomplish everything you need to in the stressful outside world. You can be insecure of your own abilities but are very psychic. Listen more to your inner voice.
26th Ruled by Saturn - You worry too much. It's important you look at life in an optimistic manner. Sometimes you are your own worst enemy. Be more positive and you can accomplish alot. Money will be easy to attain when you follow your instincts.
27th Ruled by Uranus - You like to be your own boss and hate reporting to anyone. It's best to work in a supervisory role or own your own business. Your personality is warm and bubbly. You are a determined and ambitious person.
28th Ruled by the Sun - You are fierce on the outside but a real softy on the inside. You crave your personal freedom but still long for a solid commitment when it comes to love. There's a tendency to get lazy so keep yourself motivated.
29th Ruled by Neptune - You are sympathetic toward others and kind hearted. You crave peace and harmony and need to keep balance in your daily life. You like being independent but must learn that you need others to survive and grow.
30th Ruled by Venus - Your interests vary and you get bored easily so its important to create a lifestyle that is exciting. Learning new things and furthering education can help wanderlust. You are a sincere, kind person but can be a bit overbearing at times.
31st Ruled by Mars - You expect a lot out of yourself and others. You are responsible, mature and a good worker. You value friendships and are a trustworthy and faithful comrade.
I have so much to tell everyone about the cruise that I am saving it for the next newsletter! We had a fabulous time. There is so much to share that I want to write an article about our experiences. This trip was truly amazing for many of us and the people were fantastic. More to come on that.
Nice Letters We Get
I recently went to one of your shows and purchased a set of cards and your book The Enchanted Soul. I couldn't thank you enough. I feel like the book really allowed me to expand in my readings and my life. I have also shared the candle magic with everyone I know. The numerology chapters are so wonderful. It allows people to know what to accept. Personally on the mercury retrograde I really don't know how I handle it before. Now that I know things really are not that bad. I shared that part with my friends and family also. They have been calling daily telling me of things that happened that was on the list. Plus they got a few things re-done as well. I just want you to know how much I appreciate your book and knowledge. I sit down daily and re-read you book. I also take it to my readings and share the info with them as well.....Well thank you again and I'm sure I will see you at your next show in town.
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