A train conductor may be rude to you this month but do make allowances for the hard and sometimes difficult work they do. A good time to wear a red ribbon in your hair and to start eating brown bread.
Sagittarius 23 – 21 Dec
This month think about changing the newspaper you read as its’ content is so predictable and biased. A priest may have some advice for you on being celibate although you would prefer not to be.
Capricorn 22 Dec – 20Jan
A friend may worry you by losing lots of weight through fasting, but remember it is their choice. A chicken may make a better pet than you imagined and help you establish a higher position in the social pecking order.
Aquarius 21 Jan – 19 Feb
If you’re a woman, it’s an excellent time to try and conceive a baby. A lady with bright red lipstick may not always understand you but will prove to be a true friend when the chips are down.
Pisces 20 Feb – 20 Mar
An obsession with a famous person may get out-of-hand this month and you may start to lose touch with reality. Don’t wait until you’ve lost lots of weight to buy new clothes otherwise you may never wear anything new again.
MARIA BIBI TALKS ABOUT THE HOMELESS CHARITY SMARTMOVE
Maria, can you tell me what Smartmove is about? SmartMove is a homeless charity. We support people who are homeless or who are being threatened with homelessness, and we also support people who are already in an accommodation but are struggling to maintain their tenancy which could be for a number of reasons such as: learning disability, mental health or issues around domestic violence. We help people find a place to live through social housing or through the private route. We also provide bonds of up to £350 for single people and £500 for families to help secure tenancies for the vulnerable.
Can you tell me a bit about yourself? Initially, I trained to be a P.E. teacher in England and that’s why I’m so interested in physical literacy and movement. Unfortunately I broke my neck and back in a car accident and therefore couldn’t teach P.E. anymore.
I then went to teach in a primary school and noticed that there were some children struggling to learn and socialise who had things like challenging behaviour. I did a lot of PE with them and always found that they read very well in my class.
After 23 years of teaching I ended up doing a P.H.D. on movement and sound therapy to see if the PE was having an effect on their learning. After 15 years of pain, I had a kinesiology session that reduced my pain by about 70%. Consequently, at the same time as I was doing my P.H.D., I started to learn kinesiology and my son was diagnosed as borderline Attention Deficit – so what I was learning fitted in with helping him and I was able to use sound therapy and movement to integrate his reflexes. My research showed that one of the underlying causes preventing children assessing information was primitive reflexes not being integrated and poor auditory processing. These were the underlying issues as to why the children were not able to access the education. So once I had learnt all about this, I started running my own centre (the Child Centre) in Keighley, in the north of England.