Honey G is one of the most controversial contestants that has appeared on ITV’s X Factor. Her rapping skills and “ghetto” persona divided a nation, with some labelling her fake, others, including Snoop Dogg and 50 Cents, calling her genius.
If you thought – or hoped - you’d seen the last of her you’d be wrong as the rapmeister is back bringing it large to the X Factor Live tour at The O2 on Saturday (February 25). Our Witch Twitch loves a conundrum so we were happy to cast the runes, to find out what’s really going on behind Honey G’s shades.
There must be something in the water at Dr Challoner’s High School in Little Chaffont, Buckinghamshire, for not only did it produce the supreme ambitionist Amal Clooney nee Alamuddin but also Anna Gilford aka Honey G. Anything you can do… Surprisingly, despite one being married to an Hollywood A-lister and the other, well, not, these middle-class ladies share more in common than one would think. The cards suggest a sense of destiny and an innate ability to put themselves in the right place at the right time. However, our guides say that regardless what the media would infer Honey G is the more genuine of the two. You make your own luck in this world and this is where the The Honey G Show singer has excelled. She wasn’t born to greatness, hasn’t married into it but is desperately trying to carve a way to it. Our Witch Twitch simply says go girl.
Scratch The Surface
Okay, so it’s pretty obvious that what you see is not what you get with the North Weezy resident who in a former incarnation was the boss of recruitment firm ARG Search Ltd and listed achievements as tennis champion, avid netball player and a flag bearer at the North American Maccabi Games in 1996. Far from the flamboyant, extrovert “gangsta” rapper that she portrays on stage, our guides say Honey G is one rather insecure individual, trying to prove to everyone that she is “flex”. The tarot shows she is living in the shadow of somebody and feels the only way she can break out is by going to extreme lengths. Hence the birth of Honey G. Our Witch Twitch says it’s all very good creating a persona a la Lady Gaga but to be convincing one needs to truly feel it from the heart and asks: Honey, is you really the realist chick in the game?
Native American Totem
Despite being likened to a bee our Honey G is being guided by the Native American totem Hawk. Who would have thought it? Flying with hawk means that you are only as powerful as your capacity in rap stylee to perceive and receive. Nothing escapes the attention of Honey G, she doesn’t miss a trick – or an opportunity. Hawk, though, is saying that the wannabe hip hop star needs to circle over her life, examine it from a higher perspective and ask herself whether this is the path she wishes to truly follow. Our Witch Twitch says fame does not always lead to fortune.
The tarot shows that Honey G dreams of artistic expression through music. Note, the cards say dream! It also reveals that the recruitment management-turned-rebel-rapper hankers after a conventional family life, with 2.2 children and a goldfish. Although she has a real likeability factor, ahem, not necessarily the X factor, the cards show Honey G dreams of being more popular and appreciated. Our Witch Twitch says Honey, you’re wonderful as you are. Stop hiding behind the shades, and the Smiffy shellsuit, and be true. You’ll find a lot more doors now opening for you but focus on behind the scenes not centre stage.
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The Universe is always finding ways to communicate with us but we very often don’t recognise or understand what is being said. It is constantly sending us messages through signs, warnings, our own intuition in order to help us navigate smoothly through life. To tap into this energy, we need to be open to receiving it and willing to hear it. We need to take note of recurring patterns and accept there is no such thing as coincidence. The more we tune into our intuition and inner world, the more clearly our dialogue with the universe becomes. Our Witch Twitch has worked with our guides to help get you started.
Take 30 to 60 seconds to look over the six images (above). Then close your eyes and relax. One image will stand out for you, emerge in your mind’s eye. This is the one that has a special meaning for you, a message from your guides. Read and take note of what they have to say. Seek and ye shall find...
Boots (top row left)
Now is not the time to bow to pressure. You are being urged to stick to your guns, to fight for what is right, even if it means upsetting your partner, boss, or work colleague. There will be times when you feel beleaguered, that you are climbing a mountain that has no summit. Don’t worry this will eventually pass and those very people who have been non-supportive will come around and listen to your reasoning.
Your integrity will be handsomely rewarded. However, be warned about getting all smug and I-told-you-so as this will backfire and send you back to square one. There’s only so many mountains that someone can climb.
Bottles (top row middle)
You may be feeling that you need to escape from it all. Questioning your very existence and life purpose. You are being urged to open yourself up to new possibilities and experiences, especially any that involve travel.
This is a good time to consider what it is you truly want in your world. Anything is possible right now and your guides will be working with you show the way. Look out for signs from them maybe a popped champagne cork, a forgotten old photo falling from a book, a feather in a strange place, a chance meeting. These will have meaning when they appear so take note of the time, the day, the location. A new path is calling.
Technology (top row right)
You may be feeling you are living a lie or that someone close to you is not revealing their true self. Maybe a relationship is suffering through a lack of trust and truth. It’s time to face up to what is really happening around you, to stop ignoring the niggling feelings that are signalling things are not all they appear.
The universe is giving you permission to snoop. If you think someone is hiding something from you get to work on finding out what it is. Hack their emails, their phone messages, hire a PI to follow them. You’ll either be proved right or wrong. Either way you’ll feel a whole lot better knowing that you know.
Paints (bottom row left)
You are being urged to bring new creativity into your life. This may be through taking up a new pursuit like drawing or painting, joining a writers’ group or signing up for a dance class. Rumba, anyone? Let your imagination be your guide and allow your creative juices to flow. By unlocking that secret space within you will find that your life runs more smoothly. You will feel more alive, more enriched and less bothered by the trivial things that so often nag you.
A sexy, more confident you will emerge, attracting a host of new opportunities, both in business and in love. Who knows you’ll feel that good about yourself you may even decide to become a life model. Nothing venture, nothing gained.
Forest (bottom row middle)
Hanging on to the past is severely damaging the gift that is the present. You are being asked to get out into nature to let these anchoring feelings go. Take a walk in the park, run along a beach, cycle through a woodland - anything to free yourself from urban constraints. The natural elements are waiting to cleanse your thoughts, enabling you to dream a brighter future into being.
Shake off old habits, ditch negative patterns of behaviour and, if needs be, kick to the curb anyone now surplus to your new requirements. There’s a fresh start to be explored. Do not let your own fear or that of others prevent you from moving on.
Theatre (bottom row right)
You may be experiencing plenty of drama in your world to which you may or may not have contributed. The problem is your energy is taking a bashing as a result of it and it could all end in tears, yours. You are being advised to step away from the situation, to release yourself from the conflict. An argument needs at least two players. Take your bow and exit stage left. You’ll feel a whole lot better once you’re in the wings, observing like a pro rather than performing as a diva.
You have a new role to play, one which may not be as dramatic but will certainly win you plaudits. Rise above the rabble and become the true star of the show.
Emma Willis has crafted a career from fronting shows that feature wannabes like the hopeful on The Voice UK and the fame hungry on Big Brother. Her natural and relaxed presenting style has seen her being likened to the female equivalent of the uber slick X Factor host Dermot O’Leary.
On Wednesday (February 22), Emma will join her “twin” Dermot to co-host the Brit Awards at The O2 after Michael Bublé was forced to pull out. It’s a huge gig for the mum-of-three, one, if all goes well, will give her profile a stellar boost. Our Witch Twitch cast the runes to see how she will fare…
Scratch The Surface
The cards present an image of a hugely ambitious and goal-oriented individual kind of like a mini-me Davina but infinitely less irritating. She has the energy and self-belief to break down walls which has seen her metamorphose from an undistinguished teen model to the golden go-to-choice for TV presenting gigs. Don’t be fooled by her down-to-earth and relaxed persona. Our guides say the 40-year-old is fiercely competitive with a love of cash that could rival that of Kris Jenner’s. Couple this with her desire for status and power and you can see La Willis is no ordinary broad. But let’s not judge. The cards show this drive and ambition is in part fueled by a real desire to provide for her loved ones, to be able to give them the best of everything. However, our Witch Twitch warns the Gillette Venus razor ambassador (kerching!) needs to relax more where money is concerned and to enjoy what she has achieved in the here and now. Business should never get in the way of pleasure.
Love and Romance
The cards suggest the angelic faced Emma may come across as a lady in the street but she’s a freak in the… well, we’ll leave you to fill in the blank. She’s both cute and sexy – and she knows it. Our guides say this is one lady who likes to get physical. Hey, it helps keep that killer bod in shape. When this chick loves, she does it for life. Our guides say as Tammy put it: Stand By Your Man, And that’s exactly what she’s done with husband Busted band member Matt Willis (pictured below) and his well-documented battles with addiction. They share three beautiful children together and are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary shortly so the Celebrity Big Brother host can rightly stand back and say to all those doubters: “I told you so”. However, our Witch Twitch says it’s not all a bed of roses. There may be some more trouble ahead, with an individual coming into Emma’s sphere, making it perfectly known that she is what he desires.
Native American Totem
The cards show that Emma is under the influence of the Native American Totem Wolf. She is a pathfinder who returns to the clan to share her knowledge and experiences. As someone who runs with wolves this little braveheart is fiercely loyal and protective to those she loves. The cards suggest she is happy to play her role within the clan, however, she does believe in extended family values when it comes to childcare. She loves her bambinos but she’s no stay-at-home mum. It takes a village to raise a child. Our Witch Twitch says the presenter would be advised to take herself off to an “alone” place from time to time. It’s where she will always find the answers to that which she seeks.
There is nothing the TV presenter cannot achieve especially as her tarot guide is the King of Pentacles. His presence in her orbit means she has “the Midas touch”. Like a magnet, she can attract anything to her, however, this can be both good and bad so, our guides say, she needs to be super careful for what she wishes. The King of Pentacles represents an enterprising and reliable personality. He shows the lucky few he chooses how to play the game of life and then reap its rewards. In the earthly realm he would be played by either Simon Cowell or Simon Fuller both of whom, the tarot shows, could work magic on Emma’s career. Our Witch Twitch says Emma needs to make the most of the King of Pentacles patronage for with it she can go for gold – and get it!
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He’s a man dressed as a bat who strikes terror into the heart of criminals in Gotham City. Concealing his true identity, he masquerades as Bruce Wayne, a mega wealthy industrialist, with a taste for fine wine and even finer women. He is Batman – and he’s back on the big screen with his new film The Lego Batman Movie. Our Witch Twitch didn’t need to be asked twice to dowse his well-documented dark depths…
What’s In A Name
With a name like Bruce, Gotham’s self-appointed protector was always starred for greatness. The name dates from medieval times and means deep-rooted strength. It is shared by the 14th century Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. Legend has it that the Scottish laird learned the value of perseverance from watching a spider spin a web. However, the tarot shows Brucie Baby hasn’t much time for arachnids, especially the Peter Parker type. Our Witch Twitch says our man Bats doesn’t care to Marvel at web-slinging heroes, it’s DC all the way.
Scratch The Surface
He has the looks, the brains, the physical prowess, with a list of accomplishments that would make Leonardo Da Vinci look ordinary so Batman can be forgiven for coming across as a bit of a pompous jerk at times. Although he has no superhuman powers, he is one of the world’s smartest and greatest fighters. He’s an expert in chemistry, criminology, forensics, martial arts, gymnastics, disguise, escape artistry, ventriloquism … we told you he’s no dummy.
The cards suggest that his knowledge of so many disciplines has made him an unconventional and, somewhat, unpredictable individual. They also show that although he is often perceived to be a loner at his very core friendship, affection and love are extremely important to him. Our Witch Twitch says he needs to open himself up to the possibility of team work. There is no “I” in team.
Tall, dark and handsome our boy Bruce has no trouble when it comes to attracting the ladies. However, keeping them is another matter. The billionaire industrialist has been linked with some real beauties including ex fiancée Julie Madison, socialite-turned-nurse Linda Page, Gotham Gazette reporter Vicki Vale, Gotham City Assistant District Attorney Rachel Dawes, and, arguably his one true love Selina ‘Catwoman’ Kyle. They have each wanted to unmask him, to get to his very Bat being but, no matter how close they have come, the playboy has always managed to exit the relationship before getting in too deep.
Our guides suggest the cool businessman has trust and commitment issues which are likely to stem back to when at an early age he witnessed the murder of his mother and father, Martha and Dr Thomas Wayne. The heart is willing but, sadly, unable. However, the cards show there is hope for Gotham’s finest. To have any longtime luck in love he is advised to lighten up his mood a tad, turn that frown upside down and adopt a more flamboyant, metrosexual aesthetic. Our Witch Twitch says it’s worked wonders for The Joker.
Native American Totem
It comes as no surprise to learn that Batman is under the influence of the Native American totem Bat which is just as well as Porcupine or Moose Man doesn’t quite have the same ring. Bat is the symbol of rebirth and embraces the idea of shamanistic death. To earn the right to fly with bat the individual needs to release any former notions of self, often enduring brutal tests of physical strength and psychic ability and having all their emotional buttons punched hard.
The tarot suggests that at times Batman finds the constant demands on him to grow and become his future, to constantly be reborn a little wearying – and confusing. “Tonight, Matthew, I am going to be… Cybernetic Batman, er, no, Man of Bats, erm, let’s switch that to Earth-Two Batman…” Our Witch Twitch says he would be advised to go and sit in a dark room from time to time or else he may find himself going slightly batty.
The Dark Knight carries a heavy burden of responsibility but he secretly desires to follow a life of freedom, excitement and adventure. The cards show he’s a free spirit at heart who dreams of ditching the cape and cowl in favour of a pair of Billabong boardshorts and thongs, jumping in a Campervan, heading down to Huntington Beach on the Californian coast to catch some rideable waves. This is the secret place he heads to in his mind when he dreams of escaping it all.
In reality, though, there will be no Turtle Rolls or cries of “cowabunga” for this dark hero. Our Witch Twitch says he has a much darker path to follow. He’s vengeance. He is the night. He is Batman! And, we can all sleep a lot better knowing that he’s out there guarding us with his batarangs and a can of Shark-Repellant Bat-Spray.
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He’s a Grammy-Award-winning platinum selling recording artist who holds the record for the most No 1 hits on America's Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart so it’s little wonder that Drake’s Boy Meets World tour, currently playing various dates at The O2, is a must-bag ticket. But just who is the Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer and what exactly makes him tick? Our Witch Twitch couldn’t wait to get to work dowsing his hidden depths.
Scratch The Surface
This is one complicated character. On the one hand, our guides say, the Take Care rapper can be loving, sympathetic, kind and generous to the extreme and yet there is another side, a much darker one, that is cold, jealous and egotistical. The cards suggest that like Harvey Dent, this trailblazer faces a constant battle with his demons, never fully knowing which face needs to be revealed to the world. Yet it is this strange and contrasting make-up that is the force behind the Young Money star’s multi-faceted talent. He’s loyal to his team, the OVOs, but unforgiving if crossed. His emotions rarely cloud his judgement. The cards show he’s driven by a need for power, success and status, with material desires high on his agenda – hence the fleet of fast cars and fancy cribs. Yet despite starting from the bottom and now riding high on the top, the Best I Ever Had singer continues to seek approval and acceptance. Our Witch Twitch warns that he needs to curb the fight within or else the mask will become him.
The 30-year-old has been linked with a string of beautiful women including Rihanna, Selena Williams, Zoe Kravitz,Tika Sumpter and even Madonna! He has a type. They need to be smart, strong and sassy - our guides say just like his mother, teacher Sandi Graham, who raised him single-handedly after his musician daddy Larry Graham left. But the romance on everyone’s lips is the one that he’s recently started with the Love Don’t Cost A Thing singer Jennifer Lopez. Publicity stunt or the real deal? Our guides suggest it’s the latter – despite the 17-year age gap. However, the cards suggest Drizzy needs to be less secretive about his desires and to not act like a too cool for school fool or play too hard to get when it comes to romance. He’s a major league player now and can have it all. The cards suggest that Jenny is keen to hang around his block but she’s no Waity Katie. Our Witch Twitch says if DraLo is to flow then Drake needs to show he’s interested and not pretend he’d prefer to hang out with his porn star pals. In fact, that goes for all of Drake’s future romances, too. Yes, there’s a few more to come. And the cards don’t rule out another RiRi reunion.
Native American Totem
The tarot cards show that Drake is under the influence of the Native American totem Owl which may explain his penchant for night eagle-emblazoned designs and clothing – either that or the conspiracy theories that the singer is a member of the Illuminati are true. Flying with Owl makes this bird one smart cookie, one that no one can deceive no matter how hard they try to hide their deception. The totem suggests that the Toronto MC can be a little frightening to be around as he can see right through any ulterior motive. It’s like he has the gift of sight. Our Witch Twitch says the singer should always trust his instincts, listen to his dreams and pay attention to signals and omens as they will always bring him enlightenment. However, the dark side needs to be avoided because it will only end in tears.
This canny mogul has many paths to follow all of which will lead him to greater riches and recognition. But within October’s Very Own carries a heavy weight of duty and responsibility to protect and to better the community. He has deep roots with an innate sense of social justice. He recognises he has a role to play, one that champions the frail, the young, the sick and the underprivileged. He’s already started to show this altruistic side, with his OVO Sound record label that supports local talent but, our guides say, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Our Witch Twitch says he has a long way to travel, with still many lessons to learn and controversies to be courted, but the journey will shape the boy into the man he was always destined to become.
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