The rune today is Gebo of Freyja’s Aett pronounced “gay-bow or yee-bow” (G: Gift) Gifts, both in the sense of sacrifice and of generosity, indicating balance. All matters in relation to exchanges, including contracts, personal relationships and partnerships.
A handshake seals an agreement. Join with similar and free individuals. Separateness as well as unity. Your situation is moving towards partnership, but to accept this relationship as a gift from destiny, you yourself must be whole and independent. The hand offered to you is not meant merely to bale you out of a mess, but to serve as part of a joint endeavour, allowing you both to achieve more then you could achieve alone. Mutual support between you and a partner is essential. This rune promises fruitful co-operation and a harmonious relationship. It signifies financial rewards and the gift of greater understanding. Difficulties will be followed by a period of relief and achievement.
Gebo Merkstave (Gebo cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): Greed, loneliness, dependence, over-sacrifice. Obligation, toll, privation, bribery. (Note: the reversed or merkstave definitions are included only for reference as they apply to a multi-rune cast and not to a single rune that’s drawn blind from the pouch)
As with all, take only what feels right to you and disregard the rest.
**a portion of today’s rune meaning/description was kindly provided by Ingrid Halvorsen at www.sunnyway.com/runes/ and used here with her gracious permission**
In the Light…
“Music is a release from the tyranny of conscious thought”
— Kevin Burke
Insanity is inherited, you get it from your kids…
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
General Meaning: A joy that is shared is symbolized by a group of friends playing, or a carefree young girl singing to herself while engaged in her work. Happiness is rising within, and spreading out into the world.
Joy arises through gentle means, but springs from a solid inner base. The power of pure joy should not be underestimated. The enjoyment of learning and discovery, for example, has let to great innovation and much material progress. Accordingly, that which brings the most joy into the world — love — is the source of life itself.
If happiness is supported by personal stability, it will eventually wear down the stiffest barrier and win over the hardest heart. True joy is a beacon in the world, and though it is indeed rare, its presence is an indication of great good fortune, both now and in the future. How could it be otherwise?
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Morgan-Greer
Traditionally, what has been known as the Justice card has to do with moral sensitivity and that which gives rise to empathy, compassion and a sense of fairness. Since the time of Solomon, this image has represented a standard for the humane and fair-minded treatment of other beings.
Often including the image of a fulcrum which helps to balance competing needs against the greater good, and a two-edged sword to symbolize the precision needed to make clear judgments, this card reminds us to be careful to attend to important details. It’s a mistake to overlook or minimize anything where this card is concerned. The law of Karma is represented here — what goes around comes around.
A heightened sense of urgency permeates the day as we feel the effects of Uranus, Mercury and Jupiter in enthusiastic Aries. However, the Moon’s move into passive Cancer at 10:29 am EDT sets up a conflict between impulsive desires and fears of moving too quickly. We can push an agenda too far as communicator Mercury squares passionate Pluto. The Moon’s opposition to ruthless Pluto and squares to the Aries planets exacerbate the stress of the day.
There is a finite limit to your seemingly bottomless well of vitality. You may be running on empty now because it’s unlikely that you conserved any energy over the past few days. Don’t pretend that you can continue to carry on without any worries. Instead of waiting until you hit a wall, get some rest today. There’s no excuse to procrastinate when it comes to taking care of yourself.
Your big ideas could create problems today if you have overextended your reach. You might feel desperate, thinking that an increased effort could compensate for poor planning. Being realistic can save you a serious headache down the road. If your strategy isn’t working, abandon it and try something else. It’s better to shift your focus than to set yourself up for failure.
Although you are usually able to play well with others, good intentions won’t be sufficient because your key planet Mercury is having a hard time with domineering Pluto. Today’s Mercury-Pluto square could provoke a social meltdown if you are pushed too far by circumstances. Instead of being clever, your current message is “don’t mess with me.” Thankfully, most everyone will listen to what you’re saying now because your delivery is very convincing.
It is easier for you to express your feelings now that the Moon has returned to your sign. Unfortunately, you may need to stand up to a very powerful person today, even if you prefer to remain silent. You might be required to take a leap of faith to start up a difficult conversation, but once you begin, it gets much easier. Don’t be afraid of your truth because it’s your turn to shine.
It’s difficult for you to find the confidence you need to make progress today, for everyone is not on your side now. But don’t let self-doubt sap your energy, even if someone appears to be working against you. It’s tempting to engage in conflict, especially if it gives you a chance to bring a secret out into the open. However, it may be wiser to just focus on love than to feed into any other person’s negativity.
Your ruling planet Mercury creates a dynamic square with overbearing Pluto today, raising the existing stakes on a disagreement. You are tempted to pull out all the stops and tell your current nemesis exactly what you think, but this won’t likely lead to a solution. It’s smarter to take the moral high road without stressing over the present battle. Reaching an altruistic goal is more important than fighting over something that won’t ultimately matter.
The single most sensible thing you can do now is to listen to your heart instead of your head. Unfortunately, this tactic can produce stress that comes from other people’s lack of sensitivity when criticizing your choices. However, engaging in an unpleasant conversation shouldn’t be very difficult if you aren’t worrying about the negative consequences and can concentrate on the positive possibilities, instead.
Your key planet Pluto symbolizes the intensity of feelings within the shadows of your subconscious mind. Today, a square to Pluto from messenger Mercury shines the light on an undeniable fact. Perhaps someone will ask you a tough question that sends you on a journey within. Don’t avoid the difficult issues; make time for an important conversation because you’ll feel a lot better after a well-kept secret is out in the open.
If you have been less optimistic than usual, today still may be full of fruitful progress. Although you may not have an epiphany in a sudden flash of illumination, you should be able to see a facet of yourself that’s previously been hidden from view. Don’t casually brush aside what you don’t want to hear; the truth can spark a deep-seated change and ultimately free you from unnecessary self-limitations.
A long-lasting and dramatic metamorphosis that has already started will transform the direction of your life. Pluto’s creative square to logical Mercury highlights one of the many issues you must face. Someone might upset you when saying something casually, pushing an emotional button which causes you to escalate a minor disagreement into a significant conflict. Thankfully, there’s a different response. You don’t need to succumb to negativity; create a plan based on love instead of fear.
There can be security derived from what isn’t said between friends, but you may have reached your limit with keeping quiet. You might speak your mind today without concern for what will follow, even if you haven’t yet considered all the consequences. Don’t worry if a simple discussion becomes heated. Stick with it and the emotions should settle back down, leaving the relationship better off because of your efforts.
Your long-term goals aren’t immune to change just because you think that you know where you are heading. A re-evaluation of your core beliefs could initiate a fundamental shift in the direction of your life path. There’s no way around it; as your values morph, you will need to reconsider your dreams about the future.
Happy Sunday everone!
I hope you remembered to set your clocks up an hour. I wanted to drop this reminder about your clocks off. Then I wanted to tell you about today’s postings. I am going to run through and do the horoscopes and a few others. I would like to put some information in other categories. Information that is sorely needed.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Be Safe.