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As the planets spin and encircle each other, our universe is like a merry-go-round. We become particularly aware of this when Earth returns to the place it occupied at the moment we were born. This event is our solar return, aka our birthday. It brings blessings, and reminds us of the potential to change. With the energy of Uranus and Mars adding a spark to the mix of energy you’re already experiencing, be prepared for a welcome surprise. If you need some inspiration, this is your week. Call 1900 957 223. chance something will make you feel silly. You’ll wonder if you’ve taken a wrong step, and you’ll be aware of potential repercussions. Yet, as long as you know every road has ups and downs, you’ll realise the one you’re on is the one you need to be on. There is great news if you’re looking for some inspiration. Call 1900 957 223.
GEMINI Imagine the scene: King Canute striding towards the shoreline, wearing his robes and his crown, his voice booming out as he commands the incoming tide to stop. Yet the sea ignores him and carries on rolling in. A wave of craziness comes into your life and tempts you to sort an exasperating situation by trying to do the impossible. Yet valuable help is at hand. Insights are available to you this week. Find out more. Call 1900 957 223.
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CANCER Sometimes, a little bit of luck can carry us a long way. This is especially true when we find ourselves close to the edge of either success or failure. But to get there, we need to have taken risks. You’ve made a great effort to resolve an issue of communication. The cosmic indication is that this week, you can take positive action without risking your reputation or your integrity. The planets say that wonderful changes are possible. Call 1900 957 223.
(JUN 23–JUL 23)
LEO You begin to see why the information you’ve been seeking is unnecessary. Although you’re baffled by events, as long as your intuition is being respected, you don’t actually need to understand the ins and outs. Listen to your inner wisdom. You’re the beneficiary of happy occurrences that will bring inspiration. In a week of exceptional cosmic activity, make the most of the excitement. Call 1900 957 223.
(JUL 24–AUG 23)
There are so many food apps floating about that choosing which ones to use can be harder than deciding when to wave down the yum cha cart at your favourite Chinese restaurant. Do you get the fried chicken feet, or wait for the pork dumplings to come by? We can’t make that decision for you, but we can recommend the following great food apps to use in and around Melbourne.
With its self-titled app, burger enterprise Royal Stacks fuels addiction on two fronts – mobile-phone gaming and scoffing tasty burgers. The fun app lets users earn in-store credit rewards (free fries, meal upgrades) for playing a cute burgerstacking game.“i wanted to offer a fun way for people to interact with our brand in more ways than just eating our food,” says Royal Stacks founder Dani Zeini.
Getting a table at short notice at one of Melbourne’s top restaurants can be tricky, but you’ll likely find a great alternative using Eatclub. Co-founded by British chef Marco Pierre White, the app connects diners with restaurants that have lastminute spare tables and deals. With the likes of Taxi Kitchen and Red Spice QV on board, you’re sure to find a superb option for your next spontaneous dining splurge.
Speaking of splurging, Liven is a great way to do it. It’s a clever new blockchain business model that lets you earn digital currency, Liven Cash, every time you use the app to pay at participating cafes, bars and restaurants. Pay with a tap of your phone, receive Liven Cash and save it for your next meal, or donate it to Ozharvest.
28 BY SAM WOOD
Not all fitness apps cover dietary needs, but 28 by Sam Wood does. When you sign up to the app’s online program, you can access meal plans to suit your health and fitness goals, as well as a database of 3000 recipes to keep things interesting.
Deciding what to eat for lunch, day in and day out, is a first-world problem but it’s one Mealpal tackles with gusto. Prepay a set amount of lunches for the week, with a large range of options to choose from. It’s a simple idea, well executed.