Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

Today’s Goddess: CARMENTA Carmentalia (Rome)

Today’s Goddess: CARMENTA Carmentalia (Rome)

Source: Patricia Telesco “350 Goddess” and GrannyMoonMorningFeastToday’s Goddess: CARMENTA

Carmentalia (Rome)

Themes: Children; Fertility; Foresight; Birth

Symbols: Music; Babies

About Carmenta: Carmenta, the Roman Goddess of prophecy and birth, joins in our new year festivities by teaching us the value of preparedness and productivity. The only offerings acceptable to Carmenta are vegetable matter-as a birth Goddess, taking life is abhorrent to her.

Her magical, prophetic nature can be seen in Carmenta’s name, specifically the root word carmen, meaning a spell or charm in the form of a song.

To Do Today: Put on some uplifting music while you get dressed this morning. Let it motivate the resourceful aspect of Carmenta within you for the entire day. 

In ancient Rome, today was the second to last day of a five-daylong festival honoring Carmenta. Pregnant women offered her rice for a safe delivery, while those wishing to have children ate raspberries to internalize her fertility. Try either of these to prompt the successful completion of a project or to improve your physical, emotional, or spiritual fertility.

 

Romans considered this an excellent day to make predictions for a child. If you know someone who’s expecting, take a ring on a long string and hold it still over the mother’s belly. If the ring swings back and forth it indicates a boy; circular movements indicate a girl.

 

 

By Patricia Telesco ~ From “365 Goddess” and GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

 

‘May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.’
 
The Universal Heart Center
 
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A Broomstick Spell for Your Enjoyment

Broomstick Spell

Removing Gloom

Here is a quick spell that can be performed with a household or a ritual broom. First, sweep the room clean and visualize all negativity being brushed rought out the door. Work in a banishing (counterclockwise) direction. As you finish sweeping the dust and dirt out of your home, close the spell with this line:

All negativity must leave this room,
As I sweep away all the dust and gloom!
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Today’s I Ching Hexagram for 1/14

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

34: Great Vigor

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Hexagram 34
General Meaning: Congratulations! There is strength and vigor in this situation — like a ram who has knocked down a fence to free himself from captivity. This points to a time when a powerful force comes into its own and achieves influence.

When a leader finally comes into power, his or her personal strength usually has peaked. Great strength is required in climbing to the mountaintop, but once at the summit, the support of others is needed to maintain that lofty position. A shift in attitude becomes necessary. Raw strength must be tempered by wisdom; to maintain power, a strong leader must learn to give it away, to share it with others. Only then will his or her position be secure, for she will not only be the possessor of power, but the source of it as well.

If you find yourself in a high or strong position, it is especially important to act responsibly and react with care. Your personal power must not be allowed to degenerate into raw force that rides roughshod over everything in its path. A strong sense of responsibility to the collective good of all is the key to the successful exercise of strength. By following what we intuitively know to be for the greater good, we avoid reckless abuses of power that in the end undermine the source of our strength. Arrogance always contains the seeds of its own undoing.

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Today’s Tarot Card for 1/14 is Temperance

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

Temperance

This Tarot Deck: Golden Tarot

General Meaning: What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled “Art” in the Crowley deck.)

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Lunar Love Horoscopes for 1/14 – 1/16

Weekend Love: Lunar Love

by Jeff Jawer

Break Past Love Patterns

January 14 – 16

Friday is slow, sweet and sensual with the Moon in earthy Taurus. This grounded sign is very physical and loves a gentle touch. The Bulls have a voracious appetite so indulging in a delicious meal is an excellent introduction to romance. Flowers can add their own intoxicating touch of special powers to raise minds and hearts to greater heights. If the mood feels comfortable, giving a relaxing massage is an ideal way to create the atmosphere to gain the trust needed for closeness. Taurus, though, can be stubborn and resistant to new experiences, which makes pressuring anyone for anything a major no-no now.

The energy shifts as our thoughts become more important than our bodies when the Moon enters cerebral Gemini on Saturday morning. Seeking diversity, practicing flexibility and meeting new people are ways to make life more interesting with the Moon’s transit in this perpetually restless sign. Focusing on one subject can be challenging and sticking to commitments is more difficult when we’re so easily distracted. Yet a good sense of humor or a gift of gab can be a delightful ticket to a romantic adventure. But it’s wise to use some discretion because in this chatty environment it’s tempting to gossip or reveal more information than necessary. Passionate Mars moves into independent Aquarius on Saturday, increasing the interest in breaking patterns from the past and trying new and different ways to play while also strongly emphasizing the need for individual freedom.

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Daily Horoscopes for 1/14

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

The stubborn Taurus Moon anchors us to the status quo and prevents us from running headlong into the future. Four planets in earthy Capricorn enable us to maintain a clear sense of practicality, even as we anticipate the changes ahead. But we aren’t quite ready for what’s coming, so it’s a smart idea to move slowly and make the most of the calm before the storm. A solidifying Sun-Moon trine brings another set of tools that can now be of use.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

If you are waiting for the best time to start a new project, don’t miss your chance to take advantage of the stabilizing effects of today’s Taurus Moon. Although this isn’t about zipping along toward your goals, it’s great for making methodical progress on your long-term plan. Don’t even think about trying to reach the finish line right now. Simply look out toward the distant horizon, aim your intentions carefully and inch closer to your destination with determination.

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

The Moon’s visit to your sign can help you to reestablish your center of gravity, especially if you are feeling lost. There isn’t anything wrong with a vivid imagination, but your fantasies may fade just enough to enable you to see the difference between fact and fancy. Although a more pragmatic approach can be comforting, don’t run away from your dreams.

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You can see opportunities at work through a very practical lens, but may not be able to make much progress if you stay stuck in the past. You might be reluctant to share your fears with others because you believe that self-doubt grows if you give it voice. There’s no need to push too hard right now; you’ll do best if you slow your pace so you can put your ingenuity to work.

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may be a bit lighter on your feet today as an ongoing conflict between two sides of your nature begins to subside. However, being released from one set of worries can quickly make room for new concerns as you question if you’ll be able to carry out your plan. Don’t waste mind power judging yourself harshly before you even start. Your journey may take a long while, so don’t give up if you’re not seeing the progress you expect.

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Today’s Moon in your 10th House of Career has you wondering what business opportunities may come your way this year. However, it’s not the best time to think too far into the future or you’ll surely miss something critical in the present moment. Making plans is a constructive activity, but you should also pay attention to current circumstances. If you’re looking too far ahead now, you could miss a teacher or helper who is standing right next to you.

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Blind optimism has been a significant part of your personal story these days, and you are quite hopeful that things will get better. Fortunately, you can see a path that will lead you to your preferred destination as the Moon moves through sensible Taurus. Pay careful attention to your actions; the less energy you waste today, the better your chances of reaching your goal.

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are determined to uncover the source of someone’s mistrust, but something’s shifting in your energy field and your schedule. You are ready to show your creative side and are eager to be seen in a positive light. Luckily, it’s easier to find the happiness you seek without much extra effort on your part. Trust your instincts and be ready to gratefully accept the admiration heading your way.

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may have a unique approach in dealing with someone who has a very different perspective than you. Initiating a serious dialogue today could change the way you view the situation. What others think about you is less important than how you feel about yourself. Don’t avoid an intense interaction, for it can teach you a critical lesson about self-acceptance.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your life is about to get busier, and although you might try to resist, this should be a positive change. It’s not just about introducing more activities into your life; you are also anticipating all that you can learn with so much going on. The overall intensity continues to accelerate and could last for months, so conserve your energy. Too much frivolity can lead to burnout. A steady work pace enables you to accomplish more and relax with greater ease.

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You have a strong sense of confidence now, even though you may feel somewhat let down if you haven’t reached your financial goals. Your stress level could jump if you believe that you’re running out of time. You are driven to push hard today for fear that your energy level won’t be sufficient later on. Luckily, you may be able to increase your income this year, but remember that everything takes time.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You have become quite accomplished at keeping your desires to yourself. And although others may not realize what your real intentions are, they’re about to find out as Mars leaves your 12th House of Secrets tomorrow and pushes into your 1st House of Personality. In the meantime, start visualizing your new direction. You won’t reach satisfaction immediately, but you should notice an energetic shift within a few days.

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You can call it whatever you wish, but you have grown spiritually in ways that will continue enriching your life for years to come. Today, however, your more sensible side encourages you to question the value of any impractical endeavors. Don’t panic; the answers to your questions will appear just in time for you to start your next important journey.

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Meditation Thought for 1/14

Friday 14 January 2011

There is no road to happiness.
Happiness is the road.
There is no road to meditation.
Meditation is the road.
There is no road anywhere.
Here is the road.

Wayne Dyer/Shanti

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Affirmation of the Day for 1/14

Affirmation of the Day

January 14

By Phylameana lila Desy, About.com Guide

I chose this day to be here. I accept where I am and smile.
~from Rachel

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