The Stars…Astrology…Not Celebrities


Let’s face it.  We’re all Closet Horoscope readers.  Don’t deny it.  You know you’ve at least glanced out of fun, at your horoscope in the daily newspapers or perhaps, glanced at a yearly horoscope book discreetly while waiting in line at a grocery check-out or even hid in a book store.  We’ve all done it.

Most of us have also been to see a psychic at some point or another as well…either on a dare or out of fun or even seriously seeking some form of hope as to what our futures will bring.

This past birthday, I had pondered what to do with my day.  Nothing came to me at first but, upon my morning coffee and reading (yes, I admit to reading my horoscope every morning that comes through my in-box), that day’s horoscope hit me with a wallop.  It hit a home run with issues that I had been struggling with for quite sometime and questions that had never been answered.

As luck would have it (well, maybe it wasn’t luck but, rather in the stars somewhere), I wrote to an astrologer to see if he could accommodate me in doing my first professionally done, personal chart reading for me.  He wasn’t working that day but, made an exception and re-arranged his shared office space with his colleague to work me in for the afternoon of my birthday.

I had never had a personal chart done and was skeptical as to how “the stars” could give any sort of prediction but, wanted to try it.  What did I have to lose?  Besides, this man had gone to great pains to work me in for that day and time.

Upon arriving at his office, I was pleasantly surprised at the decor and warmth that the waiting area gave out.  Calmness, serenity and an inviting atmosphere in a quaint older building in Toronto’s Danforth Avenue, “Greek Town” area, surrounded by artsy and spiritual services.  That, in and of itself was quite the treat and mesmerizing.

Phil Booth

Armed with a laptop computer, the astrologer, Mr. Phil Booth entered and set up in his office at a glass-topped board room style table.  We both sat down and waited for his computer to boot up to show my already set up chart which detailed the star’s alignment at the time of my birth and fast forwarded through the present and into the future.

Of course, I understood nothing of these charts.  To me, it was like reading hieroglyphics with no meaning.  However, this is where I realized that a good astrologer will show you your chart and explain it as they go along, even if you are looking at it as though they are showing you a different language.  Phil did just that.  He explained as he was going along what the significance of each planet placement meant to me at the moment of my birth, right through the present and into the future.

The reading was to take 90 minutes and at first, I wondered what I’d gotten myself into.  How could I stand 90 minutes of planetary babble that I didn’t understand?  What did this all mean to me and why had I even entertained this idea?  Five minutes into this, I was totally awestruck on what Mr. Booth (you can watch him on Youtube) was able to pick up.  How could he possibly have known this about my parents, my past, my present, my husband, daughter…everything about me?

It was amazing the amount of detail he was able to pick up and give to me.  He picked up my prior relationships, my current ones and explained why there were “troubled spots” within my life at many different points.  (Yes, my life had been one of troubles, heartache and disappointments that I never understood the reason behind).  It was like a giant jigsaw puzzle was slowly being put together for me with such accuracy that it was, at times, making me feel as though he’d been a fly on the wall of my life.

What added even more to the session was his own personal experiences, his travels and how it all pertained to how the planetary alignments can influence our lives.

The 90 minutes flew by.  It felt as though I was only there for 10 minutes and left me wanting more…which he did give to me.  But, alas, all good things must come to an end (his colleague needed the office back).

Of course, I never would have remembered all that he’d so amazingly given to me during our session but, he had taped it and emailed me the session the next day.  I’ve listened to it more than a couple of times now.  Each time, I see more and more in what he was trying to explain and I wasn’t getting at the time.  It makes much more sense now and many of the things that he “predicted” from the symbols on his computerized chart, have already come to pass.

While I have not had the experience of any other astrologers, I can vouch for the amazing session I have had with Phil Booth.  If you’re interested in having your own chart done, I cannot recommend this astrologer enough.  He works world-wide via Skype or telephone and since the stars aren’t partial to any part of the world in specific, it’s a good thing because many can have access to as wonderful an experience as I’ve had.  I will be going back to see him again and hope that his book will soon be upon store shelves…though he wouldn’t reveal its name just yet.  I will keep you all updated.  But, if you’re interested in learning more about astrology in general, you can follow Phil Booth on Facebook where he often explains what’s coming up in the planetary alignments for all of us.   Very interesting info for anyone who is interested in learning more about astrology and horoscopes.

If you’ve had a great reading with anyone…let me know.  I’d love to hear your own stories.  And, if you do decide to follow my lead and have a session done with Phil, let me know that as well and your thoughts.  It’s always nice to compare notes and “come out of the closet”.

I hope to do more entries on all kinds of readings soon.  Give me your experiences and comments.  Let’s get a discussion going.


No, Madeleine McCann Has NOT Been Found

In spite of a plethora of newspaper claims that Madeleine McCann has been found in both Greece and Ireland, there’s absolutely no truth to the stories.

Both of the girls found in Greece and Ireland were blond-haired, blue-eyed and around the age that McCann would be right now but, neither were Madeleine McCann.

Reporting newspapers glittered their headlines by using quotation marks around Madeleine’s name in their titles.

‘Maddie’ found in Greece
‘Maddie’ found in Ireland

Sensationalizing their top stories with false hope is an unfair tactic.

However, the couple in Greece who had one of the blond haired-blue eyed girls, have been arrested on suspicion of abduction which gives the McCann family new hope that children do get abducted and perhaps, Madeleine might also be alive somewhere and can be found.

Simon Cowell To Be A Dad: Another Disaster?

Simon Cowell, the 54-year-old, high school drop-out who has earned a living on being considered, “Mr. Nasty” for his blunt and oftentimes, hurtful criticisms, is expecting a baby with girlfriend, 36-year-old Lauren Silverman.

simon cowells girlfriend

Cowell and Silverman are expecting their first child, rumored to be a boy whom Cowell has nicknamed “Tad”, because the ultrasound images remind him of a tadpole.  Allegedly, 10 weeks along as of the beginning of August 2013, that puts an estimated due date of sometime in February/March 2014.

This news came as a shock to a lot of insiders who have heard Cowell formerly say that he didn’t want any children at this age.  He somewhat retracted that statement in April of this year in this statement.

“If I knew I could be – how do I put this delicately – faithful, I would. I do like kids, I’m just not sure I’d be any good for the first six months. I don’t think I’d adopt because I’d rather have my own. I’d have to say I’d like a little girl,” Cowell said.

During a 2009 interview, Cowell had firmly stated that children were not on the horizon for him.

“God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls, I’d go nuts,” he said. “With kids, you’ve got a routine you can’t escape from. You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.”

Don’t look now, Simon but, you’re allegedly not only going to have crayon drawings on walls at some point and not be able to sit and just think but, you’re also having a boy.  Many will wonder the only other question… can you be faithful with your track record?

Cowell’s girlfriend, Lauren Silverman is the ex-wife of a close friend of his, 53-year-old, real estate mogul, Andrew Silverman.

Reportedly, having had a lot of difficulties for a long period of time, Lauren Silverman is reported to leave Silverman to be with Cowell.  Is that a done deal?  One multi-millionaire for another?

Cowell had split with his former then, 36-year-old fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy, sometime in 2012 after Hussainy had appeared at the X Factor USA launch in 2011 without her engagement ring.  Cowell stated that he wondered if she was still his fiancée.  Hmmm…makes one wonder if the man had his head on, doesn’t it?  He was also reported to have said that it would be 20 years before he’d get married while engaged to Hussainy.  Hard for a then, 36-year-old woman to swallow and hear.  Is it any wonder that relationship broke up?

simon cowell's former girlfriend

Anyone getting the feeling that Cowell’s taste in these two women have some sort of similarity?

Hussainy is now reportedly “devastated” by the news that Cowell is Silverman’s baby daddy because she has put two and two together to wonder if he’d cheated on her while engaged, with Silverman.  (A likely scenario but, who can say for sure?)

Hussainy, allegedly drove over to Cowell’s home to confront him after hearing the news and, Cowell’s refusal to answer her phone calls.  And, she wasn’t the only one.  Allegedly, Cowell has been put in the middle of the Silverman’s impending divorce proceedings with Andrew Silverman having suspicions that it was Cowell who had been the source of the marital problems.

A source close to Cowell, told reporters that Andrew Silverman knew what Cowell was all about.

“Andrew knows exactly what goes on when Simon holidays on his boat with a harem  of women and the prospect of his private affairs coming out in court will  terrify Simon.”

Looks like Silverman may be out for his buddy’s blood in court and who could blame him?

Meanwhile, in Cowell’s lady-lust dust’s wake, Hussainy said that she truly believed that Cowell was serious and “the one” after giving her a huge diamond engagement ring in 2010 then, a mansion in Beverly Hills worth an estimated 5 million Lira as “compensation for the split up”.

On the same day that Hussainy drove over to confront Cowell about the baby news, Andrew Silverman was also reported to have driven over to confront Cowell.

Lauren Silverman has a 7-year-old son who is being taken care of by Andrew Silverman with sole custody of the child.

A source has said that Lauren has been bragging about the idea that she and Cowell will marry.  Uhmmm….anyone want to take wagers?  It’s not unlike Cowell to produce a large sum of money to pay of ex-girlfriends and fiancée by buying them expensive homes or giving them huge cash pay-outs.  Seems that Cowell has a green ring finger and keeps buying himself out of relationships.

Lauren has been no stranger to Cowell’s harems on his boat as she and hubby, Andrew used to be onboard with a plethora of Cowell’s girlfriends.  Wonder what makes her think she will be any different from any of the others left behind in Cowell’s wake of broken and cheated on women?  After all, Hussainy was engaged to Cowell and look at where that got her…not to mention several others who all learned that Cowell was not the marrying kind.

Somehow, this is reminiscent of The Titanic.  There’s likely an iceberg named Cowell off in the distance, waiting to tear out yet another bottom in another woman’s heart.  Do we feel empathetic or can we put it down to another woman’s stupidity in not reading the signs along the road and being blind to Cowell’s self-love?

For anyone wondering where Cowell got his nasty comment attitude habit, it started when he was allegedly 4 years old and told his mom that the pill-box hat she was wearing, made her look like a poodle.

Ok, enough about Cowell.  It’s taking away my appetite.












New Appeal In Madeleine McCann Case

British police are set to unfold the details behind a new appeal to help find the missing U.K. girl, Madeleine McCann.

Armed with allegedly, a new set of suspects, Scotland Yard is set to bring forth a new public appeal for help in solving the mystery of the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann who went missing from a vacation spot in The Algarve Praia Del Luz, Portugal May 3, 2007.

Police say that they are starting fresh, working from the beginning and have set a new time frame for the toddler’s disappearance.

With some 41 “persons of interest” in mind, British police are renewing a public appeal for any information that the public may have stored away in their memories but, needing a jolt to remember.  Fifteen of the 41 are reportedly U.K. Nationalists. Several of the 41 may be “charity collectors”.

Police have issued a computer generated image of one man in particular that they are interested in knowing more about.  Allegedly between 20 and 40 years of age, this man was said to have been seen, carrying a child of McCann’s description near the vacation resort at around 10:00 p.m. the evening the young girl was found missing.

McCann Suspects

Allegedly, McCann’s parents, Gerry and Kate McCann had left Madeleine and her two younger twin siblings, asleep in their rented apartment to cross the street and have dinner and drinks with friends at about 8:30 that evening.  Kate McCann is deemed to have gone back to check on the children at around 10:00 p.m. and found Madeleine missing.  Mrs. McCann had been investigated as to the child’s disappearance, cleared and released early on in the investigation.

Police are now focusing totally on the time frame between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to find clues as to who was around the resort during that time frame and afterwards.

BBC will air a 26 minute segment on the case during the series “Crimewatch” which police say will contain new information that has significantly changed the time-line and events that were originally thought to have happened and when, hoping to jog people’s memories.

Six years are a lot of time for people to still have vivid memories of that day and time frame.  However, there is always hope that someone will have a memory sparked by something that is now presented by police.

The hope, of course, is to find Madeleine alive, safe and have her returned to her parents and siblings.

As would be imagined, the McCanns have missed their daughter at “every major event and holiday” and want to know the whereabouts or fate of their daughter.

If you have any recognition of the man above, please contact Scotland Yard with any details you may have.  Nothing is too small and may be, this young girl’s ticket home or at the least, a way to put closure to this mystery.

American Idol 2014 Judges Chosen


It’s October 2013 and American Idol is already in progress, taping its 2014, thirteenth season after a really rough season last year;

The judges’ table will see the return of two former Idol judges, Keith Urban and yes, Jennifer Lopez will be back to her seat.  (I guess gyrating with Pitbull and being “On The Floor” had its day and Idol is giving her a job that pays again.)  The third judge will be Harry Connick Jr.

Also returning to Idol for the 2014 season will be (yes, the dawg couldn’t stay away), Idol’s sole original, Randy Jackson.  Though Jackson won’t be sitting at the judges’ table this year, he will have a role as a mentor.

Harry Connick Jr. Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, the new American Idol 2014 judging panel.

Harry Connick Jr. Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, the new American Idol 2014 judging panel.

Ryan Seacrest will be back in his usual spot and role.

It seems that Fox smartened up this year and decided that a four judge panel was too much especially, if it included another female judge.  Heaven forbid it should make the same mistake it did last year with the Minaj-Carey duel that had viewers tuning out faster than flies dropping with a fly swatter.

According to Jackson, this season will see a lot of joking around between the judges.  That’s a far-cry from the obnoxious diva duelling that turned away fans by the droves from last season’s viewership.  A lot of viewers were tired and sickened by the cat-fight, tacky antics between Minaj and Carey that took the focus off of the competition itself.   Jackson is said to have approved of the new judges which means little since he approved of last year’s fiasco by bringing in his protégé diva, Mariah Carey to sit beside him and Minaj at the table, leaving Keith Urban to scratch his head, wondering what to say or do next.  It’s likely to be a much easier season for Urban in 2014.

Auditions have already started so, let the show get set, ready and rolling.