Perrie Edwards makes up one quarter of the hugely popular girl group Little Mix, with her bandmates Jessy Nelson, Jade Thirwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock. Formed in 2011 on The X-Factor, the feisty quartet is the only group to date to have won the ITV talent show.
South Shields-born Perrie is regarded as the best vocalist in the group, known for her Aguilera-esque tubes which belt out the hard-hitting and powerful vocals within the band’s harmonious pop tunes. Her love life has also made her the most prominent member of the group, having once been engaged to former One Direction star Zayn Malik and then unceremoniously dumped by him. She bit back with the song Shout Out To My Ex which won the group a Brit Award and cemented the girls’ popularity in the US.
Perrie and her Little Mix bandmates will light up Old Royal Naval College tomorrow night (July 7) when they perform in the Greenwich Music Times series of summer concerts.
We’re rather intrigued by the gorgeous singer so we cast the runes to find out more…
Scratch The Surface
Our guides say beneath Perrie’s fierce and fabulous veneer lies a little girl who, at times, can be quite timid. Even though she’s part of one of the world’s most popular and successful girl bands, the tarot shows she can lack confidence and finds casual conversations and social situations a little overwhelming, even awkward at times. It’s almost as though she feels she doesn’t belong in the glittering world of showbiz, that she’s a fake and she’s just waiting for a time when, like the naked emperor, someone calls her out on it. Our Witch Twitch says Perrie’s lucky she has her bandmates around because when she’s down, they provide the wind beneath her Wings.
What goes around, comes around is the mantra behind the Wheel of Fortune that is the guiding force in Perrie’s life. The 10th major arcana card reminds the pretty singer that for every positive there will be a negative and vice versa. To remain in balance, Perrie is encouraged to stay true to her core because only then can the cyclical lows be supplanted by highs. The Wheel of Fortune is about keeping optimistic and having faith in the Universe that it will take care of the situation in the best way possible. Perrie is reminded to think positively and keep as upbeat as possible no matter what she is faced with because only then can the wheel turn again in her favour. Our Witch Twitch advises Perrie to carry a piece of chalcedony to ensure self-doubts don’t thwart the natural twists and turns of fortune.
Love & Relationships
No-one signs up for getting their heart broken when they embark on a new love affair but the tarot shows Perrie has an irrational fear of this happening to her. So much so that it’s almost like a self-fulfilling prophesy, with the Black Magic hitmaker fixated and therefore manifesting the very thing she is so desperate to avoid. Our guides say it’s what triggered the whole Zayn split. For any relationship to flourish, the tarot suggests the singer needs to value herself and become more self-confident and self-assured. She is reminded that no-one has permission to take her power – unless, of course, she herself hands over that right to them. Our Witch Twitch says Perrie needs to remember she’s the star – and, despite what her current squeeze, Arsenal and England footballer Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, may believe, it is she who brings the street cred.
Over the coming months the crystals suggest 24-year-old Perrie needs to overhaul her diet and fitness routine otherwise she could start suffering with stress and anxiety. She is being urged to up her intake of protein, green foods and fruits and to find time in her hectic schedule to do some form of meditation, even if it’s 10-minutes of simply sitting still with her eyes shut. The tarot shows professionally Perrie and her bandmates will see their careers go from strength to strength, with more high profile collaborations catapulting them further into the major league. In particular, a song linked to an older female artist is going to be a winner. Bizarrely, golf may play an interesting role in Perrie’s future and could even be the path to a new romance. Our Witch Twitch says there’s a lot more to come from the young songstress, especially if she can find that fierce!
Sonu Nigam is one of the highest paid Indian singers in the world, his pure, unmistakable voice featuring on hundreds of Bollywood hits and, as a playback artist, lip-synced by some of the Indian movie world’s biggest actors.
The versatile performer started out at the age of four singing alongside his father and mother at weddings and parties, and has since gone on to achieve international success with a string of accolades and a global following. As well as collaborations with a host of Indian performers he has also worked with artists including Britney Spears and DJ Avicii, and has seen a number of his recordings top the US Billboard Uncharted.
If that wasn’t enough, he’s also a judge on reality show Indian Idol, the Indian version of Pop Idol, which is one of the most watched shows on Indian TV.
Forty-three-year-old Sonu brings his Klose To My Soul concert to The O2, Greenwich on Sunday (July 2), a Bollywood musical extravaganza featuring a 40-piece orchestra.
Excited to find out more about the popular Hindu singer, we cast the runes, and consulted with the crystals to see the man behind the artist.
Scratch The Surface
He may not flash the cash or be the king of bling but our guides say don’t be fooled by his understated veneer. Like a West Coast Rapper, Sonu is highly materialistic and also very desirous of status and power. The tarot shows he’s fiercely ambitious and ferociously bright, figuring out how to climb the greasy pole of success even when the ladder’s not available. However, often this can lead to the Playback singer taking on too many tasks, putting tremendous strain and demands on Sonu’s time – and, more worryingly, his health. Our Witch Twitch says Sonu needs to learn to slow down the pace a little, to trust that what’s for him won’t go by him and remember all you can take with you is the love of those around you.
Our guides show Sonu swims with the Native American totem Salmon. The Salmon’s aim is to overcome all obstacles that are put in its way and are determined to reach their chosen destination no matter what is thrown at them. Swimming with Salmon suggests Sonu is tough and focused, with an eye always firmly fixed on the prize. He has chosen a life filled with challenges (those who follow him on Twitter will be well aware of his controversial opinions!) knowing that within each test lies a positive experience and the opportunity for growth. Salmon power is electric, intuitive, and creative, making Sonu a real livewire. He is a natural motivator, generous and fun and, in the right environment, is stable, calm, sensuous and loving. However, our Witch Twitch says, watch this fish leap into hot water and you’ll find him an egotistical pain!
Friends & Relationships
The Tarot suggests Sonu is creative and impulsive, with an infectious youthful, fun-loving attitude. Like a magnet, he draws people easily into his orbit. Our guides say the problem is many of them are not always ideal companions, with far too many of them leeching off the good-natured star. This guy’s a sucker for flattery, and needs to be careful not to base decisions on the words of smooth-talkers. Our guides say the silken singer is highly sensual and is appreciative of beauty in all its forms. He can be mischievous where love is concerned but is always true. In a relationship, he needs to be the star of the show, to never feel like he’s being criticized and, most importantly, to be given a very long rein. After all, it’s not his fault he’s so charismatic that people, in particularly the ladies flock around him. His wife of 15-years Madhurima (pictured above) is the perfect mate, understanding how to handle her complex man. Our Witch Twitch says fantasies come and go while the tide turns to unearth a buried love.
Within the next 18-months the Kal Ho Naa Ho singer is going to be made an offer he can’t refuse. The Tarot shows it will come out of the blue and has the potential to take the star in a very different direction professionally and geographically. The problem is it may also take him away from his family which is something Sonu will have to think long and hard about before making the commitment. Our guides say if there is the option of including the family, factoring them in to any commercial decision, he should take it because, without the support of his wife and the joy of having his eight-year-old son Nevaan around, Sonu may find his spirit dies and, therefore, the project with it. Our Witch Twitch says precious moments do not come around again but opportunities do.
Ed Sheeran is arguably one of the most influential musicians on the planet. He boasts multi Brit and Grammy Awards, numerous accolades such as “the fastest-selling album by a male artist in history” and millions in record sales.
The A-Team singer really is part of the in-crowd, with a string of A-list celebrity pals including among others golden girl Taylor Swift, Elton John and Russell Crowe, and a host of artists queuing up to collaborate with him.
There appears to be no stopping the boy from Framlington. His star continues to be in the ascendant: His latest album ÷ ("divide") debuted at No 1 in both the UK and US and earlier this week he was honoured by the Queen for his services to music and charity (more about that later). Tonight (June 22) the world’s most famous redhead (okay that title may already be taken by Beaker from The Muppets) takes to the stage at The O2 as part of the Greenwich venue’s Tenth Birthday Shows, then he’s off to headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on Sunday.
Having a penchant for strawberry blondes and a love of smoochy lyrics it was with gusto we whipped out our crystals and scried our Kau Cim to find out what drives the multi-millionaire singer.
Scratch The Surface
He may come across as laid-back and easy-going as a Bassett Hound, but our guides say don’t be fooled. Ed is as fierce and ferocious as a Rottweiler when it comes to the game of life. The tarot shows no one has more energy, drive, self-confidence and self-belief as the gifted singer-songwriter. He thinks not just big but super colossal. It’s this fierceness and unwavering belief in his own talent, that saw him rock up in Los Angeles when he was an unknown to try out his material at Open Mic nights across the city. The punt paid off: Jamie Foxx (pictured above) spotted him, handed him the keys to his personal recording studio, offered him a place to stay and, well, the rest, as they say, is history.
Our guides show Ed is guided by animal totem Wild Boar. A symbol of warriors for centuries, Wild Boar is one of the most fearless, aggressive and ferocious fighters of the Animal Kingdom and one of the most influential of all animal totems. The power Ed draws from this ancient totem imbues him with strength, leadership, courage and nobility (his MBE from the Queen this week is just the beginning). Trotting with Wild Boar suggests Ed likes to feel he is part of something, a group, a clan, but is often wary, distrustful even, of outsiders. He doesn’t appreciate anyone taking his limelight. Our Witch Twitch says he may look harmless with his rotund belly, little legs and coarse hair but, watch out, his tusks are lethal!
Friends & Relationships
The Tarot suggests Ed likes to surround himself with successful and talented people. He makes friends easily but he is only close and intimate with a handful of them. He’s a rather off-the-wall character making him great fun to be around, the person without whom there is no party. Our guides say he’s one of the good guys, a humanitarian at heart, ready to help others in a moment’s notice. As for love and romance, our guides say the way to this chap’s heart is to be playful (he enjoys a good pillow fight and bounce), attentive but not overly cloying. He values his freedom and the moment he feels trapped, it’ll be hasta la vista, baby. The tarot shows he likes to be in a partnership, but instead of two halves becoming one, he prefers the two halves to remain intact. He likes his gal to be smart, independent and confident which is why Cherry Seaborn, Ed’s girlfriend of two years, may just be Perfect for old Fire Crotch. Our Witch Twitch says a ring will spin on a significant date.
After you’ve been named by Debretts as one of the most influential people on the planet what else is left? Our guides say even Ed, who as we now know is not shy about his talents, is surprised at how stratospheric a rise his career has hit in such a relatively short time. The tarot shows there will be more awards, more record-breaking and firsts, more A-list collaborations – and heaps more cash to add to the coffers. For the foreseeable future there’s no stopping the 26-year-old. Due to his staggering success, our guides say, the Shape Of You singer will want to challenge himself further. They suggest he may make a crossover into film, starting with some unconventional roles in small independents before branching out into meatier roles. The tarot shows the next few years will see an entirely different side to Sheeran, with a number of different business ventures and family commitments to keep him occupied. He is, however, advised to not diversify too much and to stay true to his core. Our Witch Twitch says fate can be fickle so Ed needs to cherish things while they last.
Legendary singer Céline Dion is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, boasting more than 250 million album sales in a career spanning three decades. The 49-year-old has five Grammys, two Academy Awards and a bank vault that’s bulging with in excess of £500million.
Not bad for a little girl who grew up in a small town in Quebec, the youngest of 14 brothers and sisters, and whose first bed was a drawer because the family home was full to the brim with children!
It’s been a tough time of late for the star, losing both her husband and one of her brothers within two days of each other at the beginning of last year. But ever the professional, the show goes on for Céline. The megastar is currently on her Live 2017 Tour, which rocks up to The O2 in Greenwich on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 20 & 21) and then again on July 29 and 30.
Always fascinated by stars who rise from humble beginnings, we cast the runes and fanned out the Tarot to discover more about the Canadian chanteuse.
Born into a musically-gifted family it was never going to be long before the sweet songbird soared. At 12, she was picked up by manager René Angélil, who would later become her husband, who on hearing her demo tape broke down in tears overwhelmed by the purity of her voice. He was so convinced of her talent that he mortgaged his house to finance her first album. Nothing is ever by chance. Our guides say that first encounter between Céline and René was orchestrated in the heavens, a path created that would lead to magic being created on the earthly plain. A star was born. The tarot suggests Céline is fully aware of her role in this lifetime; she understand that she has a gift and that it needs to be shared. Hers is to bring light to lives. Our Witch Twitch says like Sirius A she will continue to reign supreme.
Our guides show Céline is guided by tarot card The Empress. A card of creativity and beauty, those who walk with The Empress represent all that is feminine. Under its guidance the multi-millionaire songstress is likely to show great compassion and may feel it is her role in life to nurture anyone who seeks to be in her orbit. The Empress is why Céline walks with such grace and elegance and why her legions of loyal fans see her as a modern-day goddess. She loves luxurious living and can at times be overly extravagant – something she is advised to keep a watchful eye on! The influence of this card suggests Céline is fearless, a woman who is comfortable taking chances and living life on the edge. Our Witch Twitch says greatness is measured by courage and heart – something La Dion has in bucketfuls.
The Tarot suggests Céline is a great gal to be around; full of energy, vitality and bursting with a contagious enthusiasm. She makes friends easily and, if you happen to be one of her inner circle, you should count yourself lucky because she’s loyal to the core and as generous with her time as she is with her money. Our guides say, despite her staggering number of professional achievements, motherhood is the role of which she is proudest. And since losing her husband René to throat cancer, her three sons, 16-year-old René-Charles and six-year-old twins Eddy and Nelson, have taken centre stage in her universe. The Tarot shows René was and will forever be the singer’s soulmate. Two lives entwined through time and space together on a journey that has no end. Our Witch Twitch says in this lifetime love can call again for the My Heart Will Go On singer but we’re not seeing the door be open to it anytime soon.
Over the next few years, our guides say Céline will be exceptionally busy, throwing herself with gusto into her work, creating new stage shows, albums and exploring business opportunities. However, the Tarot advises the star to be cautious with a couple of these ventures, especially in areas where she has little or no experience. The crystals suggest these projects may prove more beneficial to others than for the star. Céline is advised to watch out for someone whose eyes remain cold when they smile. Our guides say this person is not the real deal despite saying the right things and looking the part. Man (or woman) speak with fork tongue! The Tarot warns the Power of Love performer needs to keep a check on her health. She is advised to lay off coffee or similar caffeine-infused drinks and to get plenty of sleep. Our guides say leisurely baths should replace showers and placing a lavender bag under a pillow may help. Our Witch Twitch says the sound of rain will have meaning.
Tom Cruise is one of the most famous actors on the planet, having starred in more than 40 films in a career spanning three decades. As a producer, he’s one of a select handful who is able to guarantee the success of a billion-dollar film franchise, making him one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.
Despite this Midas touch, the 54-year-old remains sans Oscar, the much coveted little gold statue, that has alluded him even though he’s been nominated for one three times. We’re sensing the bare shelf has more to do with his outspoken views and affiliation to the Church of Scientology than with his acting credentials.
With Tom recently returning to the big screen in the eagerly-anticipated summer blockbuster The Mummy, we pulled out our dowsing pendulum and scried our crystal ball to find out what’s behind the megastar’s megawatt grin.
It wasn’t the easiest of starts for the Syracuse, New York, native. It’s well documented that he had an abusive father and that the family lived on the breadline for most of his early years so it’s little wonder the young Tom dreamed of a better life. Our guides say the seeds of his future career were sown as the family moved from place to place chasing work, with Tom attending 13 different schools in 14 years in the process. Always the new kid in the class, Tom had to learn to adapt, negotiate different personalities, and, ultimately, become a shapeshifter in order to fit in. The tarot shows this is where his craft was born. Acting is what he does – and who he is. The crystals show the Risky Business star is highly intuitive and creative as well as being empathetic and highly observant. He has a natural curiosity and a genuine concern for others. Qualities on which he draws when stepping into the shoes of a new character. Our guides say Tom has a feeling of wanderlust, a need to explore and travel. He is being reminded to take note of the process as much as the journey and exploration itself because this is what marks it as a divine adventure. Our Witch Twitch says there is a lot more for Tom to discover about himself and his place in the world before his life mission is up.
Our guides show Tom is guided by tarot card The Moon. This is a tricky and complex card because its very nature is deceptive. Under its direction the multi-millionaire star may often feel vulnerable or anxious, especially when faced with the darker side of his own nature. The Moon needs expression and will achieve this even if it masks what is real. This may see the Mission Impossible star often allowing self-deception and distortion of the truth lead him astray or away from his purpose. Under Moon’s guidance, Tom is urged to tap into his intuition rather than his imagination as all too often the latter creates havoc with his reality. Our Witch Twitch says the actor needs to beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Love & Romance
Life would be a whole lot easier for Tom if he didn’t fall in love so hard, so fast. The Tarot shows the three-time divorced star is in love with the idea of being in love. He’ll fixate on the object of his desire, woo them as if they were a fairytale princess, showering them with lavish gifts and bombarding them with grand gestures of affection (who can forget that Oprah appearance!). The cards suggest he gets so caught up in the pursuit he doesn’t necessarily stop to think if it’s really what he wants. However, our guides say, as quickly as love – and the accompanying healthy dose of lust - arrives, it can exit, turning from candy floss sweet to a vat of Sarson’s vinegar, if Tom believes, right or wrongly, he has been slighted or criticised. After all damsels are meant to worship their knight in shining armour, not disagree with them. Love can scar this chap deeply. It may take him some time to jump back on the horse but, when he does, he’ll go off in search again with as much vim and vigour as he did the first gallop round. Our Witch Twitch advises when choosing a potential partner, the actor should use the same magic formula he does when picking a film role – and, remember, his most notable performances have come from his quirky often out-of-character choices!
Over the next few years the tarot shows the Magnolia actor making an increasing number of “smaller” films – ones that are not a franchise or gun-toting action blockbusters – in a bid to position himself as an Oscar contender. He really does want one of those statues for his shelf! The crystal ball suggests one project in particular will see the star working with an unconventional director or co-star and will show Tom in a whole new light – it may involve some cross-dressing moments a la Some Like It Hot. Our guides say Tom needs to be aware that someone in his inner circle is only thinking of themselves and is trying to prevent the star from moving forward. The advice is to trust in his own integrity for only then can real progression be made. And, although the Top Gun star has kept his relationship status under wraps since splitting with third wife actress Katie Holmes back in 2012, the Tarot suggests the star will soon present a new girlfriend to the world. And, our guides predict, within 18 months she could be the next Mrs Cruise. Our Witch Twitch says the star has some important life decisions to make in the upcoming year and as long as he listens to his own truth, follows his own path and not those shaped by others, he could see himself standing tall, a golden statuette in hand.
Frontman and lead vocalist for “boy band” Take That Gary Barlow is one of the UK’s most successful songwriters of all times, having written 14 number one singles and 24 top 10 hits. But his talents do not stop there. Not only does the multi-millionaire musician run his own record production company, write musicals, pen hits for other artists, and sometimes play at being a judge on talent shows like The X Factor and Let It Shine, but also the gifted Gary devotes a huge chunk of his time raising money for a number of different charities for which he received an OBE from the Queen.
In keeping with that benevolent side, on Friday, he and his fellow That That Band mates, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, announced that all proceeds from their Wonderland Live gig at the Liverpool Arena last Friday – which was originally scheduled to be performed that night at Manchester Arena - would be donated to the We Love Manchester emergency fund.
Take That bring their Wonderland Live tour to The O2 in Greenwich next week from June 6 to 12.
Back in the day, when we were a ra-ra skirt sporting Thatter, we were always in Gary’s camp, not Robbie’s, so it was with a giddy sense of excitement we shuffled the Tarot cards and consulted the Kau cim to look a bit closer at the saintly singer.
A Star Is Born
From an early age Cheshire’s favourite son was always destined to shine – even though it might not have seemed that way to the 15-year-old as he played weekly spots at local working men’s clubs.
Our guides say performing on the Northern Club Circuit was where and when the Forever Love singer honed his craft and, possible more importantly, learned the value of hard work. The Tarot suggests Gary is driven by a need to succeed. He is curious, interested in everything which is why he is never afraid to try new experiences. What’s the worst that could happen? Falling out of favour, dropping off showbiz radars, singles relegated to the basement bin… He’s experienced all that but, our guides say, it’s all part of the Greatest Day hit-maker’s learning curve. The crystals show it is important the star finds time to relax. He is advised to practice some form of daily meditation – even if it’s just 10 minutes sitting still and daydreaming – otherwise he could find himself quick to temper.
Our Witch Twitch says it’s okay to stop and pat yourself on the back every now and again.
Our guides show Gary is guided by the Major Arcana Tarot Card Judgment. Under its direction the likeable star has a canny knack of being able to liberate himself from old attitudes. When channeling Judgment, the singer-songwriter can easily shed old ways, embrace new paths. He can forgive and forget and accept things the way they are. By drawing on its energy, Gary can always find balance and peace. He can see that no good can come of blaming others or being hard on them or himself. This position keeps Gary light on his feet and arms him with the power to overcome any obstacle or difficulty he encounters. It’s what’s seen him navigate the peaks and troughs of fame, always with a successful outcome. Our Witch Twitch says like a fine wine Gary will simply get better with age.
You only live once so live it for yourself. That’s the mantra the tarot suggests the showman lives by. This makes for some interesting relationships. Our guides say if people play by Gary’s rules then all is well, if not then he’ll not hold it against them but he’ll waste no time in moving on. The crystals show he’s a seriously good judge of character. Maybe that’s why his inner circle is so tight. The tarot suggests he can spot a fake and a phony at 100 paces. Don’t try to pull the wool over this chap’s eyes because, like a wolf, he’ll eat you for breakfast. When it comes to love and romance, he’s thoughtful and caring, responsible and reliable. He may always need to have his space, feel like he has his freedom, but ultimately Mr. Barlow is a keeper as his wife of 17 years, Dawn (pictured above with her hubbie) can testify. Our Witch Twitch says one reaps what one sows and be careful that freedom doesn’t come at too much of a price.
The Tarot suggests a country that starts with the letter A - Australia or America perhaps - is going to play a big part in the 46-year-old star’s life in the next year or two. An opportunity there will arise that could see the father-of-three relocating with his family for quite some considerable time. Our guides say although it will be a great career move, opening up even more doors to the star, it could create a rift within the family. He is being advised to ensure those nearest and dearest are not forgotten in the process that there’s time for them too. A collaboration with an international artist is also in the stars, one which will see Gary truly rule the world. Despite the sands of time slipping by there really is no slowing down for the gentleman hit-maker. Our Witch Twitch says although Gary has his own individual destiny to fulfill he understands the key to greatness is to consciously contribute energy towards a group process of evolution.
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Like Marmite, Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter John Mayer seems to divide opinion. People either love him or loathe him. Find him brilliant or boring. After a lengthy time away recording in the studio, the sultry singer is back with his new album, The Search For Everything, and accompanying world tour that rocks up to The O2 tonight and tomorrow (May 11 and 12).
We’re not sure what we make of the Who You Love artiste but, as huge fans of Marmite, we thought it was worth a little spoonful of magic to find out more about the mysterious Mr Mayer. Our oracles did not disappoint…
Scratch The Surface
He’s had some controversial moments in his career, been known to be a tad loose-tongued when it comes to his bedroom antics and is considered by many to be an arrogant jerk but, the tarot suggests, the Connecticut-born singer is not all that bad. He’s done much of his growing up in the spotlight which, our guides say, has done wonders for his ego but not much for his emotional maturity. The cards show that like a fine wine he will improve with age which is why, with the Big 4-0 looming, he will begin to show a more mellow and considered face to the world. Our crystals suggest the penny has finally dropped for the star. Bedroom gymnastics will always be important to him but he will now find value in curling up with a good book, watching a movie and spending quiet time with that Forever Person by his side. Our Witch Twitch says the best is yet to come for him – and from him.
The Tower is John’s ruling tarot guide. This mystical major arcana card suggests that a change is always coming for the singer. There is no room for complacency. No sooner does John Boy get settled in a situation, then The Tower’s power rocks the foundations, throwing him up into the air to start again, often in a different direction. The Tower is there to test John, to make sure his roots are forever strong for only then can the artist reach his potential, find what he is truly looking for. Our Witch Twitch says he needs to take note: Anything or anyone that remains intact when these seismic shifts rip through his world should be treasured. These are his true Norths from which he will draw his strengths.
Love & Romance
A slew of failed romances with some serious high-profile chicks - Hollywood golden girl Jennifer Aniston and Princess of Pop Katy Perry (more about her later) to name a couple - is proof enough the path of true love does not run smoothly for the 39-year-old. Our guides say this may have something to do with him attracting the wrong type of gal. The tarot suggests the singer-songwriter has a tendency to attract high maintenance honies or emotional Eves (we’re not suggesting for one minute that either Jen or Katy fall into this category). A born romantic, he falls fast and heavy. However, what first begins as a supercharged – often highly sexual – drama-fueled relationship soon fizzles out when the drama in question becomes more EastEnders and less Versailles. Our Witch Twitch says John knows who he loves – he’s telling the world, too, with Still Feel Like Your Man - but whether or not his desire, the Princess, wants to climb back on the white charger again is being discussed at the heavenly high table even as we speak.
Words to the Wise
Our guides say the Your Body Is A Wonderland singer is facing a conundrum. He’s rediscovered a passion for making music, he loves the sounds he’s producing. Creatively, he’s the happiest he’s been in years, but… Emotionally, he’s yearning for someone with whom to share his life. The crystals show he’s troubled, questioning that maybe he can only have one without the other. Our guides warn if love remains elusive or if his Master Plan to woo back his Princess fails, the star’s mood may take a rapid nosedive. A change in diet will help lift it back again. He needs to learn that timing is everything. A missed opportunity may in fact be a blessing in disguise. And what we spend time focusing on may be the very thing we need to ignore. Our Witch Twitch says John needs to embrace the shadows as herein hide the gifts.
Holy Kapow! It’s Comic Book Day on Saturday (May 6), a global event to help bring new readers into the world of superheroes and villains, Manga and the graphic novel. Every comic book character, be they good or bad, is on a journey in which he, she or it is confronted with challenges, both internal and external, to test their strength and resolve. They have lessons to learn, duties to perform and codes to live by. Sound familiar? We thought we’d take a closer look at some of these super characters and see what messages they had to share with we mere mortals...
Take 30 to 60 seconds to look over the six images above of our chosen DC and Marvel comic book heroes. Then close your eyes and relax. One character will stand out for you, emerge in your mind’s eye. It could be male or female. This is the one that has a special meaning for you, the one whose qualities you share, need to develop or confront or who simply has a message to help you better understand your own Universe. Read and take note of what they have to say.
If the Man of Steel has drawn you to his vibration today you are being reminded you have the inner strength to take on any problem, confront any situation no matter how difficult it would appear. What or whom is challenging you at the moment? You have a strong moral core; you are a person of your word. On the one hand you feel you should step into assist, on the other you are tired of always being called upon, always putting others' needs before your own. Everyone in your sphere knows this, too. It’s your kryptonite. You’ll always go the extra mile, pick up the cheque, stand aside to let others step in the spotlight. What if you didn’t? What if it was all about you? Perhaps, this time, it will be…
You don’t need a super power to be a superhero. This is the message being sent to you if The Dark Knight’s batarang has whizzed by to blur your vision. What are you afraid of? What truly lies within? There is much you keep shrouded from the world. If this takes the form of a talent, a secret, an idea, a creative project that you’re musing on in your cowl-covered head then Gotham’s finest is saying perhaps it’s now time to bring it to the attention to those in your universe. Don’t let doubt, insecurity, fear of failure or rejection prevent you from being true to yourself – to revealing your true self. The message is loud and clear: Stop hiding, start living.
Strength comes in different guises. If Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince has pulled you in with her lasso of truth you are being asked to look carefully at the image you are projecting to the world. How you see yourself is not the way that others see you. The message from this Princess of Themyscira is stay strong and avoid getting caught up in your own insecurities or self-doubts as this can easily lead you to spin out of control. You don’t have to be a ball-buster to get ahead. A cool, considered approach is better than a hot, huffy one so, the advice here is, don’t let your emotions get the better of you.
There is something or someone that has you caught in a web of paralysis. If Spiderman has swung into your eye line today, you are being urged to look at a relationship or work situation that has run its course or that no longer is bringing you joy. Who or what is making your heart sink? You don’t have to think too hard about the answer because you already know. What are you clinging to? What are you frightened to release? And, perhaps more pertinently, why? Tap into your Spidey-senses to find the courage to move on. It’s not easy to let go but the message here is the sooner you swing into action the sooner your life will be filled with more meaning. Go on, you might not have wings but you’ll soon be flying.
When it comes to playing games, you are a master tactician. This is a precious life skill and, when used wisely, can bring great rewards. If Black Widow has lured you into her orbit today, ask yourself what game you are playing or if you are being played. Are you simply a pawn or are you living up to your potential as the made piece? Perhaps, it’s time to switch tactics or even sides. You’re smart enough to recognise when the odds are not in your favour. Fortunately, you have the power of attraction, drawing people into your orbit with ease, so it will take no time and little effort to get back into winning ways.
If you have been challenged to look into the eye of Storm then you are being reminded that time and tide waits for no man. What have you been avoiding doing or saying? There’s a shift in weather patterns coming, the outcome of which will be determined by how – or if - you address your current circumstances. Sunshine or rain? Blizzards or blue skies? Act now and the choice will be yours. Stick your head in the sand and the message from Storm is loud and clear you’ll be caught up in a maelstrom which will leave you not just battered and bruised but reeling directionless for the next couple of years. Still think it’s easier to close your eyes to what you know you need to do?
He made his name playing a chubby lovable dimwitted slacker in American political TV comedy Parks And Recreation before landing the part of a ripped star-crossing badass in the movie Guardians Of The Galaxy which catapulted his career into the stellar sphere. Chris Pratt is the Hollywood man of the moment, the wise-cracking actor who has made the leap from small screen to the silver effortlessly, with directors queuing up to work with him and multi-film contracts worth millions.
The heavy-hitter is back with the second instalment of Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 in which he plays the role of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, a half-human-half-alien leader of the Guardians.
Our Witch Twitch is always intrigued by the rise of supporting players into major players so we set to work casting the runes to discover more about the irresistible Mr Pratt.
Scratch The Surface
Family is at the heart of what drives forward The Jurassic World star. He wants to be able to provide for those nearest and dearest, give them the best of everything.
Our guides warn, in his quest for financial security, he may take on too many projects which could result in his Tigger-like enthusiasm and energy being replaced by Eeyore moments.
Carrying a small tumbled piece of agate could help protect this from happening.
The Tarot shows that money is very important to the charming star and could, at times, see him becoming a little miserly over its use.
That being said it’s only because he wants to safeguard the future, protect against a time when the film and TV roles aren’t there.
Our Witch Twitch says listen up, Chris, the cards show that ain’t going to happen any time soon. The Universe is permitting you to splash the cash. Go splurge.
The Four Of Wands has made an appearance in the tarot layout for the 37-year-old. This joyous card is a blessing and heralds a time for celebration.
It suggests the super sharp star is now at a point where he feels proud of his accomplishments and can accept that he has “made it”.
The Four Of Wands promises an exciting time ahead where parties and get-togethers are well favoured.
This merry-making minor arcana card also indicates that it is now time for Chris to break free from circumstances that no longer suit and be open to new possibilities.
Our Witch Twitch says cut the shackles from self-imposed bonds such as body image because the past is well and truly behind you.
On a romantic note, the Tarot reveals the star to be a one-woman man, with his wife, comedy actress Anna Faris, being The One.
Our guides say Chris functions best in a partnership and when coupled with the right person, Chris can achieve anything he chooses to pursue.
Since his marriage to The House Bunny star, he’s transformed from an overweight part player to a Hollywood hunk. Oh, and he’s a dad to four-year-old cutie Jack Daniels, too. It just goes to show what the power of love and persuasion can do.
The Tarot shows that Chris feels he struck gold when he met Faris and, in the words of UB40, believes she “saw then what they see now”. Our Witch Twitch predicts there could be some tricky times ahead for the golden couple, especially where leading ladies are concerned. However, the cards show, despite the relationship being tested, it can survive the temptations of time.
Our guides say, with the Guardians Of The Galaxy and Jurassic Park franchises in his armoury Chris is now considered a major Hollywood hitter.
The silver screen is his playground and, as such, he can have his pick of the peachy roles and the mega bucks that come with them.
The Tarot shows him being likened to the new Harrison Ford, with some great projects on the horizon.
However, the crystals suggest at times he will find the work/life balance difficult to manage. He’ll struggle at being away from his wife and son, frightened that he’s missing out on their lives.
He’ll battle against always having to be “on” and working hard at keeping super ripped. Muscled-up and buff Chris will yearn for a return to Mr Chubster.
The Tarot suggests he may even be tempted to pick a few movie roles which require him to pile on the pounds simply to let go and be able to indulge in his wife’s cooking.
Our Witch Twitch says this is your time, use it wisely – but don’t ever feel bad about chowing down and not using a spit bucket.
Britain’s Got Talent is back on our screens, with sassy Alesha Dixon once again taking her seat on the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Amanda Holden.
The down-to-earth celebrity is known for her trademark cackle and sizzling smile but what lies within? How did this little-known R’n’B girl group singer transform herself into one of the nation’s favourite TV golden girls?
Our Witch Twitch got to work with our crystals to find out.
Despite not being the most talented or often qualified individual in a room this Jill Of All Trades has a knack of being in the right place at the right time.
The Tarot suggests Alesha is not afraid to try something new. Opportunities knock and, even though they may take her out of her comfort zone, the vivacious BGT judge is happy to give them a bash.
Our guides say she has been gifted a “what’s-the-worst-that-can-happen?” attitude which is why success will always find her.
The Tarot shows that whatever route The Boy Does Nothing singer travels it may not lead her to the intended destination but will always result in a prosperous outcome.
Our Witch Twitch says keep the pedal to the metal.
Native American Totem
Alesha, 38, is under the guidance of Native American Totem Raven. Flying with Raven gifts Alesha with a positive outlook on life.
Her optimistic nature is highly contagious and draws people, especially power players, to her orbit.
Raven is a social spirit and prefers to fly with the flock than going solo which is why Alesha continually seeks out groups in which to work and socialise.
She’s just not that good or happy when she’s doing anything on her own and can often result in a downward shift in mood. Raven is idealistic and curious, which can often lead to trouble.
Our Witch Twitch says, as with Raven, Alesha should beware of shiny things – especially in the form of new encounters – as they are not always what they seem.
The infectious Alesha with her fellow BGT judges-cum-pals, David Walliams, Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden
Friends & Relationships
The Tarot shows Alesha is always on the lookout to expand her circle of friends.
She’s a mover and shaker happiest when she’s in a room full of people that she has brought together, circling from one to another, chit-chatting about everything from how to make the perfect slaw to the benefits of Spanx.
Our guides say she’s a fun gal to be around. On the romantic front, the Tarot suggests despite being in a six-year relationship with partner Azuka Ononye, with whom she shares three-year-old daughter Azura, Alesha is in no hurry to settle down.
Our guides say she still feels there may be someone else out there for her and, although content, always keeps an eye open to the possibility of being swept off her feet by an international man of mystery.
The crystals show an encounter with someone connected to a new professional project could seriously test her long-term relationship.
Our Witch Twitch warns the grass is not always greener but we sense that will not stop the celebrity from wanting to run barefoot through it. Our advice: Watch out for tics.
Alesha is the Princess of re-invention
Our guides say Alesha is the mother of re-invention. R’n’B girl band member, solo artist, model, Strictly glitterball winner turned panellist, yummy mummy, BGT judge, children’s author.
What you see is what you get until the next opportunity to try something new presents itself. Yet, our guides say, her strength lies in remaining true to her essence. The crystals show this may be challenged in her next venture.
Our guides say Alesha will need to dig deep and remain optimistic in a new, alien environment.
The Tarot shows she may be tested by a powerful industry player, very likely to be a woman, who holds the key to a fabulous new career move.
If Alesha can hold her nerve, remember her roots – maybe even rub a few crystals – she could find herself given a Golden Buzzer fastpass to a pinch-yourself Cinderella Fairytale experience.
Our Witch Twitch advises Alesha when you get the invitation to this glitter ball glide don’t sashay.
Britain’s Got Talent is on Saturdays on ITV from 8pm.
The Witch of the Wharf is a published writer, regular columnist for The Wharf newspaper and blogger