There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talent” Thomas Jefferson

Full Moon In Leo For 1/28/2021 at1:17 pm CST — Calculated On Astrodienst by Karen Marie Shelton

Just eight days after the swearing in of the 46th president and vice-president of the United States, the first Full Moon of 2021 occurred in the sign of Leo. This regal lunation demands full and absolute power. Nothing else will do.

Leo energy drives inspiration and authority. It rules performers as well as any type of authority figures or leaders. This includes past, present and current political, religious, business or related top executive positions.

Thus it’s the ultimate indicator of shiny new leadership…


Birds risk becoming predator snacks. Bees have suicidal mating rituals. It’s all part of the circle of life.

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When my late husband Michael and I decided to flee the harsh blustery winters of St. Louis we weren’t sure where to settle. Luck and timing intervened. We were both simultaneously offered software jobs in the much warmer Dallas, Texas area.

After spending our first two years in cramped, noisy apartments, Michael and I managed to buy a charming little house in Carrollton. It was close to both of our respective jobs.

Our new home had a high wooden privacy fence completely…


People in your life may keep secrets, withhold information, or even lie, to avoid conflict.

On Sunday, January 31st, 2021 Mercury kicks off its first retrograde period of the year. It travels backwards starting at 26 degrees of Aquarius 26 minutes. The planet of communications will continue to follow a retrograde motion until February 19th when it goes direct at 11 degrees of Aquarius 02 minutes.

Several dust rings circle the Sun and at Mercury’s orbit. Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Mary Pat Hrybyk-Keith

Mercury traditionally is retrograde three times every year. 2021 is no exception. The planet will also…


A shocking true crime saga with a billionaire twist.

When the shy, socially awkward daughter of famed billionaire arms dealer Samuel Cummings (February 7, 1927 — April 29, 1998), met dashing Argentinean celebrity polo player, Roberto Villegas, a fairy tale romance began.

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Susan Cummings (pronounced Suzahn) was born on August 19, 1959 (some sources report the birth date as July 21, 1962), in the magical world of Monaco. Her mother, Irma Cummings, was a beautiful, charming and wealthy young Swiss woman who captured the heart of Susan’s father, a rich American, former CIA weapons specialist.

Part of a set of…


All of my family members, friends and teachers knew what was happening to me, but no one cared enough to speak up or stop the abuse from continuing.

In the wee hours of April 11th, 1965, three-year-old Dennis Craig (Puckett) Jurgens was tortured to death. He was murdered by Lois Jurgens, his intensely angry, adoptive mother, known for her short, volatile temper.

A Young Boy And His Dog — Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash
A Young Boy And His Dog — Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash
Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash

During his short life, Dennis was forced to endure unimaginable sadistic and corporal punishments. It’s hard to imagine the pain he endured. When Lois was charged with Dennis’ murder, it became clear everyone in her close circle knew…

Karen Marie Shelton

Published author, 10+ year editor of MMI Pubs, CEO/Founder of Hairboutique.com, one of first Web hair sites. Published author of 10,000+ works on many topics.

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