Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mid-Week remains Good

The little blip of an exchange between the Pisces Moon and the Aries Moon took place after 10pm on Wednesday. Aries is the impetuous arrival and full of ideas. The energy for the next two days should be full speed ahead. There will be a lack of patience and many quick tempers. Trade aggressiveness for passion. Aries ushers in the weekend. It should be a hot one for most.

For those who are staying aware of their health and are alert to the needs of others, I have a phone number from the American Cancer Society. It is an eight hundred number that can be dialed for information. If someone you know needs a question answered please pass the number along. Remember to fight-the-fight and help find a cure. 1-800-ACS-2345

Have the best day everyday.

Talk later.
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday starts a Good Week

This week we have only a few collected minutes of exchanges. The moon slides in and out this week with little time for pause. For many people this might be welcome, use the energy well. Monday is covered with an Aquarius Moon, which continues to bring surprises and out-of-the-blue stuff. Pisces takes over in the afternoon between 3 and 3:30pm. Pisces always brings more kindness and sympathy along with using the empathetic approach to success. Watch being taken advantage of and for those who do not have your best interests at heart. Pisces is water so we float through Tuesday and Wednesday until Aries arrives between 10:15 and 10:45 pm Wednesday night. Aries will pick up the pace and patience will be in short supply.

Wednesday the 25Th is Author Day on my Virtual Book Tour. Please stop by to leave a comment and have a chance to win a free book.

Remember to fight-the-fight. Have the best day everyday.

Talk later.


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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Weekend Update is Good

Mercury is now dancing forward which has given us back our ability to speak without mistake. The moon is in Aquarius since early this morning and will stay there through most of Monday. Summer Solstice was our longest day and summer is officially here. The weekend is full of surprises and because these are Good Days we can accomplish a fair amount. Activity that is centered around technology does well and anyone giving a surprise party should have great success.

For those folk who follow this blog I am sure you know that I routinely mention events and snippets of info related to cancer and its cure. Relay For Life has taken up several weekends and fund raising for breast cancer. Please support you local group for this event. Come the fall...Strides for Breast Cancer will be fund raising and promoting hope. Look for more on this and Belly of the Whale.

Have a great day everyday.

Talk later...


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Full Moon and Mid Week Review

We are just coming off almost three Good Days. Moon has been in Sagittarius which usually counts for better humor and sometimes being overly generous with words, actions and promises. The Full Moon is in Sagittarius today which again brings two weeks of doing to completion. We begin at the New Moon and complete at the Full.

There is a very brief exchange between 5:30pm (est) and 6pm (est) today between the Moon in Sagittarius and into Capricorn. The Capricorn Moon makes us all feel more serious about our daily dos and it will stay with us through Friday when it goes off radar at 3pm. Capricorn is the overachiever, the organizer, the micro-manager and the task master. If you want to accomplish some goals these are the few days to try. Another celestial happening is that Mercury has slowed its backward pace and on Thursday early morn it stands still and moves forward. Whew! This will ease communication greatly.

There is a petition circulating through email regarding breast cancer and insurance. Please, if this comes to you, stop, read and include your name. Women recovering from breast cancer surgery need to have in-hospital care for longer than 24 hours, even 48 hrs. Insurance companies want to "kick out" these breast cancer victims too soon. You have a voice, please let it be heard.

Remember to fight-the-fight...

Have the best day everyday.

Talk later...

Linda Merlino

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Weekend Is Wet but Good

We had to get through a No Friday before the Good part started. Scorpio Moon came on board about 5pm. This will keep us afloat for the weekend until about 5:30pm on Sunday. This will be one of those weekends where nothing will be hidden, all your secrets will be on the table, air is intense and possibly wet outside. Feelings and emotions run deep and may cause trouble. Remember how courageous Scorpio can be, how loyal and how strong. This is deep water and ocean activities are highlighted.

The Virtual Book Tour continues. Today was day ten on the cyber-train. Click here to view an interview with Fiction Scribe. Remember to fight-the-fight against breast cancer. Do your part...big or small. Stay aware.

Have the best day everyday.

Talk later.
Linda Merlino
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Monday, June 9, 2008

Good Day Monday...

Let's begin the week with a Good Day, the moon is in the sign of Virgo and prompting us from the sidelines. She expects us to pay attention to details and to get all the facts, with a Mercury dancing backwards that could be difficult. Review your health needs, your diet and your environment. Virgo moon is all about being healthy. This energy stays in place until just before 4pm (est) on Tuesday. After that she is off radar until Wednesday just before 6am. The Libra moon will take over and this sweet thing urges us towards negotiation, partnership, and all things two's. The Libra moon guides us through the week, Wednesday and Thursday...have a good week and use the energy well.

Relay for Life is in full force. At a book signing this past Saturday a mother and her daughter stopped by to buy a copy of Belly of the Whale. The mom explained that they were on their way to Relay for Life and that her daughter wanted to give a copy of Belly to her Scout leader who has breast cancer. My thanks to them and healing thoughts to all women with the pink ribbon disease. Order your copy through Amazon.


Talk later...

Linda Merlino

Friday, June 6, 2008

Let the Weekend Begin...

Friday was a No Day. There was no way to get around the energy. Fortunately the Cancer Moon usually keeps the momentum going so perhaps you did not feel the blank spot. After 6pm the Moon splashed into Leo and will burn bright and hot throughout the weekend. Expect a lot of drama and expressive energy. Children could be a focus of the weekend and theater or any spectacle that requires an audience.

Just before noon on Sunday the moon falls off radar and stays in a No Day mood until 10:00pm. Whatever you have planned for Sunday will experience its share of glitches and planning. Try not to get upset, just rework and review.

My recent blog for my Virtual Book Tour is below. I've added it today because I think it would be worthwhile to check out. The original blog is: Blog an Excerpt.

Excerpts often require ten minutes of reading out loud, that’s probably two minutes over the normal attention span; but you go over anyway, because you need to finish your thought…

The Dark Phantom Review posted an excerpt from Belly of the Whale. This is day five of my Virtual Book Tour and the cyberspace train keeps chugging along inviting passengers aboard to browse, discover, read, buy and win prizes.

Chapter One of Belly of the Whale is the excerpt. No better place to begin then at the beginning. The reader meets Hudson Catalina, finds out who she is, where she came from and begins to understand that the story unfolding is not an ordinary tale.

Hudson is named after a car, the Hudson Jet, one of the last of its kind to roll off the line in 1955. To be named after such a unique automobile carries a timeless honor. I recently attended a memorial Weekend Car Show. There were lots of Muscle Cars and 50’s Drive-in classics along with Flat Heads and 65’ Corvettes, but the one that stopped me, the one that put a smile on my face from earlobe to earlobe, was an ocean blue Hudson Jet.

As you read the first chapter excerpt you will get caught up in the turbulent twenty-four hours that surround Hudson Catalina’s story. She is a thirty-eight year old woman, wife and mother with breast cancer. As she narrates the story from a gurney in Whales market you recognize that the Hudson Jet of so many years ago and this young woman will both, stop you in your tracks. She will pull you into her story, page after page, until you reach the end, and then Hudson Catalina will stay in your head long after you finish Belly of the Whale.

Have the best day everyday.

Talk later...

Linda Merlino, author of Belly of the Whale

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

No Day Wednesday

Mid-week and another No day. Hopefully we all got done what we needed to, yesterday. The New Moon in Gemini had tongues wagging and lots of political gossip. As the moon goes off radar it will leave Wednesday wide open for a lot of nothing and meaningless worry. Cancer Moon takes over after 5pm and allows us to get what we need. Home based things, real estate and family matters are highlighted.

The Virtual Book Tour for Belly of the Whale is into day three. Go to for an author interview. Keep track of my daily blog and experience all the virtual good stuff.

Have the best day everyday. Remember to fight-the-fight.

Talk later.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Close Your Eyes On Monday

If you do not have all your stuff tied up by 9am EDT then wait until after 5pm. This equates to a full work day for most of us. This week we will have three, count'em, three No Days. Three work days that we can write off. Annoy the boss, and all that daily work "poop-happens-stuff" and it will not matter in the big picture. The days that we write off are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Bite my tongue...having said that I must tell you that the train pulled out of the virtual station this morning for my month long book tour. Whew it left at 6am, under the void's wire. This movie day, what better way to spend a work day. Grab a bag of peanut m & M's and click on to view Belly of the Whale's trailer. This is the creative genius of Kam Wai Yu of Kunati, Inc., my publisher. Kunati has been named Best Independent Publisher of the Year. Hooray for all of us at Kunati. We have much to celebrate as the train leaves the station.

After 5pm the moon will be new in Gemini. The buzz will be out there. Enjoy the trailer and have the best day everyday.

Talk later.