Intelligence

These are just basic examples.

Mercury in the 1st house: you’re smart about a wide variety of things, which may result in much trivial or miscellaneous knowledge. You bare your intelligence for all to see; it’s something even strangers may notice.

Mercury in the 2nd house: you’re smart about self-preservation & making sure needs are provided for, whatever they may be. This makes you thrifty & a good negotiator. Your intelligence is seen by anyone you share things with.

Mercury in the 3rd house: you’re smart in the logical & active way, which helps you navigate through daily life in a productive, flowing manner. Your intelligence is seen mainly by the people who you see most regularly.

Mercury in the 4th house: you’re smart in an inward way, which helps you keep steady & operating properly on a psychological level. Your introspection is like machine maintenance. Your intelligence is seen by those closest to you.

Mercury in the 5th house: you’re smart in a creative way, which helps you express yourself through your pleasures in an innovative and clever manner. Your intelligence is seen by lovers, creative partners, and children.

Mercury in the 6th house: you’re smart in the most practical of ways. Your mental energy is devoted to productivity & punctuality which helps you maintain a very healthy lifestyle. Your intelligence is seen by people you work with.

Mercury in the 7th house: you’re smart in an interpersonal way. You easily pick up on social cues & you’re able to maintain colorful, engaging relationships. Your intelligence is seen by everyone you connect with.

Mercury in the 8th house: you’re smart in a penetrating way. You see right through lies & facades and you can understand the darkest, most nebulous topics. Your intelligence is hidden, seen only by those you’re very intimate with.

Mercury in the 9th house: you’re smart in a philosophical way. Your mind has traveled across the planet and back; your worldly perspective is boundless. Your intelligence is seen by teachers/mentors and diverse types of people.

Mercury in the 10th house: you’re smart in a mature way. You are able to mentally handle even the most frustrating & perplexing real-world problems. Your intelligence is seen by authority figures and your dominant parent.

Mercury in the 11th house: you’re smart in a future-oriented way. You see very far in advance and understand sociological patterns; your guidance & insight are priceless. Your intelligence is seen by your friends/communities.

Mercury in the 12th house: you’re smart about spiritual realms & the unknown. You have a special wisdom that is not bound to earth or humanity. Your intelligence is only seen / understood by you, when you’re alone.

Witcher Toffee


Dairy Free

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup agave
  • 2 cups almond butter
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
Equipment

Let’s get started!

  1. Mix honey, agave, sea salt and extracts in a medium sauce pot and place in a candy thermometer.
  2. Cook the mixture on low heat for 12 minutes, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula. Do not allow the mixture to exceed 250°F.
  3. Add almond butter and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until it pulls away from the pot.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and using a spoon to place it into your mold.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool in the molds and remove them once they have hardened.
  6. TaDa! This Witcher Toffee will make an alliance with your taste buds!

Just Add Magic Cake


Yields 2 each 10-inch Pistachio, Strawberry, and Blueberry cakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
Blueberry Cake
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powderr
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon blueberry extract
  • 2 drops fluorescent purple coloring
Pistachio Cake
  • 1 cup unsalted shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 drops mint green color
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons pistachio paste
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
Strawberry Cake
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cups strawberry puree
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup butter at room temperature
Equipment
  • 3 large mixing bowls
  • 3 medium mixing bowls
  • Food processor
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • (3) 10-inch round cake pans
  • 3 cake boards
  • Decorating bags filled with light pink, light green, and light purple buttercream frosting
  • Small offset spatula
  • Large spatula
  • Cake stand

Let’s get started!

Blueberry Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook frozen blueberries and ¼ cup sugar on low until it is a thick jam.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time and mix until well combined.
  6. Add blueberry extract and mix well.
  7. Add 1/3 of the dry, then the milks, 1/3 of the dry and scrape the bowl down, mixing well between each addition. Mix in the blueberry jam and then the remaining dry ingredients.
  8. Pour batter into a lined cake pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
Pistachio Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Use a food processor to pulse pistachios until finely ground. Add flour, baking powder and salt and pulse briefly to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and pistachio paste until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating in between and then mix in vanilla extract. Reduce speed to low to add the pistachio mixture and milk mixtures alternately in batches, beginning and ending with pistachio mixture.
  5. Spread batter evenly into a lined 10 inch round cake pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove to cool completely.
Strawberry Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix eggs, puree and extracts until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add butter and oil and mix until it becomes pebbly.
  5. Add half of the wet ingredients and beat well 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the rest of the wet ingredients in two parts, beating well between each addition.
  7. Pour batter into a lined 10 inch round cake pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove to cool completely.

Time to decorate!

  1. Spread a thin layer of green frosting on top of the pistachio cake and then place the strawberry cake on top. Frost the top of the strawberry cake with pink frosting and then place the blueberry cake on top.
  2. Refrigerate the cake for 30 minutes.
  3. Pipe two rows of green frosting on the bottom of the cake and then pink frosting in the middle. Finish the top of the cake off with blue frosting and then smooth with an offset spatula.
  4. Use the spatula to create texture around and on top of the cake.
  5. Sprinkle some silver sugar pearls on top.