Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

Healing Crystal of the Day 3/25

Crystal of the Day

Ametrine

Ametrine also known as trystine or by its trade name as bolivianite, is a naturally occurring variety of quartz. It is a mixture of amethyst and citrine with zones of purple and yellow or orange. Because the color zoning effect is natural, no two ametrines will ever be exactly alike.

Uses: depression, inner peace and tranquility, money stone, higher psychic awareness and spiritual enlightenment.
The world’s only source of this bicolored natural quartz is the Anahi Mine located in the jungles of Bolivia. It is rumored that the mines where first discovered by native Indians in the seventeenth century. The Bolivian government declared the land a state reserve and built a fortress near the mine entrance. Despite its remote location, ametrine (as well as natural amethyst and citrine) made its way across the border to Brazil. These goods were then sold as Brazilian products. This caused a change in the government in Bolivia in 1989. The rights to the mine were sold, and during the past decade, these collectible gems became available on the domestic marketplace.

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Herb of the Day for 3/25

Herb of the Day for 3/25

Periwinkle

(Vinca minor) Periwinkle was grown near the garden area as a ground cover. The leaves were bruised and applied locally to stop bleeding. Colonists also believed the wives’ tale that eating a few leaves would stop quarreling between a man and his wife. Periwinkle is toxic and is only recommended for topical use.

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Rune Craft of the Day 3/25

 Today’s Rune is Berkana

 B: Birch-goddess

Goddess; fertility; growth; new beginnings; family; manifesting ideas; gentle but pervasive action; evolving as a flow into new forms

Reversed:  Need to renow impetus or start over to achieve desired results.

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Daily Goddess Devotion for 3/23

DAILY GODDESS DEVOTION – MOTHER OF THE WHOLE UNIVERSE

I call to mind the Mother of the whole universe,
Who has created this world, both real and unreal, 
And who, by Her own power with its three guṇas, 
Protects it, and having destroyed it, She then plays, 
Commonly is it said that Brahmā creates the universe,
Yet the learned in Veda and Purāṇā
Speak of His birth from the navel lotus of Murāri,
Although it is said He creates, yet He is Himself dependent therein. 
Even Murāri in the blossom of whose navel lotus, Brahmā was born–
Deeply sleeps upon his serpent bed  at the time of dissolution.
Therefore Ananta with his thousand hoods is His support.
How can He who is Himself supported
Be called a leader  in the creation of the world?
Even the water of Ocean  which is a liquid substance
Cannot exist without a container; therefore 
I take refuge with Her, the Mother of all beings,
 Who exists in all things in the form of Power. 
Brahmā in the lotus,
Seeing that the eyes of Viṣṇu were closed in deep slumber, 
Prayed to that Devī with whom I take shelter. 
So Mote It Be
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Today’s Runes for 3/25

Today’s Runes

Jade Runes are most commonly used for questions about love, friendship, and relationships. Ger is one of the runes that touches on the cycles of the year, in this case the fall harvest. These cycles are eternal, which is represented in the rune by the fact that it is unchanged by reversal. Ger can represent pregnancy or other forms of fruitfulness, and is especially indicative of the cycles of providence and karma – that which has been sown is now being reaped. This rune can also represent the cycles of wealth, for crops were frequently a sign of wealth.
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Today’s I Ching Hexagram for 3/25

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

8: Holding Together

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Hexagram 8
General Meaning: Holding together brings success. But high-level teamwork is achieved only when the right players on the right team share a clear goal at the right time. A team forms its relationships in a delicate manner; chemistry is brewed in the vat of shared experiences. Latecomers cannot share the same depth of union as earlier members. Whole-hearted commitment is required for team success.

All successful teams have a shared vision and a leader. If a team’s leadership is up to the challenge, the team will prosper. In personal and business affairs, just as in basketball, it is hard to win without a strong center.

Accept the structure of the team or partnership if you wish to receive its benefits — otherwise go off on your own. In holding together with others, cling to your own principles, but be willing to subordinate your personal desires for the good of the group. Perhaps you are contemplating becoming a leader of some group; remember that to become the center of influence binding people together is not only a considerable challenge but a serious responsibility. Assess yourself carefully first to see if you are up to the task. If not, it would be better not to commit rather than to go forward without proper preparation.

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Today’s Tarot Card for 3/25

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

The Empress

 

This Tarot Deck: Tarot of the Spirit

General Meaning: Traditionally entitled “Empress,” this major arcana or “trump” card portrays the energy of the Great Mother. She is Nature, around us but also within us, the ever-unfolding Source of life-giving power. She is often pictured as a pre-Christian Goddess, as the one whom the High Priestess is channeling down to earth for the rest of us.

In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the “woman clothed with the sun” until after the French Revolution.

This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called “the Great Recycler.”

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Daily Horoscopes for 3/25

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

Although the tension between expansion and contraction continues to grow, we receive a reprieve today as the philosophical Sagittarius Moon harmonizes with Mercury, Venus and Neptune. Our dreams may become more believable now, but the Moon’s squares to feisty Mars and volatile Uranus can set us on edge emotionally. We are ready to take life more seriously and do the work expected of us when the Moon enters conservative Capricorn at 9:57 pm EDT.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your efforts to prevent everything from falling apart may be futile today because your life grows more complex each time you succeed. It’s similar to playing a video game; you are given a harder level to solve once you successfully finish your current level. It may be the right time for an entirely new strategy. Don’t waste all your resources on maintaining control; just stop playing for a while. Giving up your authority may be the easiest thing you’ll ever do.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

It isn’t your normal style to say something before thinking it all the way through. However, now you may be feeling mentally on edge, especially if you are trying to keep a secret. Hiding something only makes you more anxious. There’s little reason to worry about offending someone today; it makes more sense to concern yourself with your own motives instead. If your intentions are good, then the details of what you say won’t matter as much as you think.

 

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Instead of successfully doing damage control for something you recently said or did, you could inadvertently dig your hole a little deeper today. Even with the best of intentions, you can still raise someone’s anger. Naturally, a sincere apology works wonders, but it only has an impact if you truly mean it. Nevertheless, this little drama may still take another day to play out before your relationships begin to make sense again.

 

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You might not be willing to back down from a confrontation today, even if it would be to your advantage if you did. You may feel as if you are beyond the point of no return which encourages you to take a risk for your beliefs. You don’t have as much to lose as you think. Just be certain that the current issue is important enough before you jeopardize what you have already gained.

 

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your plan of attack may be a fine one, but it certainly isn’t perfect. When your current situation changes, you must be willing to adapt or you can lose your competitive edge. Unfortunately, you’re more rigid in your thinking than you realize, and your refusal to modify your agenda could alienate your closest friends. Pay careful attention to what’s happening now so you can respond intelligently, instead of stubbornly holding on to a fading dream for no reason.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although you may be in a state of high anxiety today, you should be able to transform your uncomfortable tension into useful productivity. Throw away your expectations and admit that you don’t know exactly where you are going. Nevertheless, say what’s on your mind, even if it puts you in a socially awkward position. Remain open to a completely different approach and then get ready to follow your new plan with confidence.

 

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You should receive cooperation and support from others today, but it might not arrive in the manner you would prefer. It may even seem as if your best friend or partner is working against you, but that’s not what is occurring. Everyone appears to be marching to their own drummers and you would be smart to let them. Your friends and colleagues will show up to help you if you give them the latitude they need now.

 

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might have a breakthrough on the financial front today, but you’ll probably still need to scale back your plans prior to initiating action. Fortunately, you’re not afraid to try something you’ve never done before. You’re able to learn new techniques so easily now that others are surprised by your adaptability. The downside is that they may not be able to grasp the complexity of your life. Even if you are tempted to accomplish a lot, don’t bite off more than you can chew.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Everyone thinks they know just what you’re feeling today because the upfront Sagittarius Moon encourages you to wear your heart on your sleeve for all to see. There is no easy escape now, for denying your emotions gives them additional strength. Your best choice is to freely express your feelings to a trusted friend on a regular basis to keep the drama at a minimum.

 

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Although you’re being challenged as instability continues to plague you today, you still want everything in perfect running order. You prefer not to worry about where to focus your attention. But you cannot forget about your responsibilities and just turn your back on your work. Nevertheless, it makes sense to wait and see which way the currents of change are flowing before you take irrevocable action.

 

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You probably have too much on your plate now, and it may be helpful to lean on your friends. You are quite surprised when others quickly come to your assistance, demonstrating that you are not alone. But you should be careful about how you communicate or you might anger someone with your sarcastic humor. Slow down and think before you speak. Being extra polite can make everything go smoother.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You become more pensive throughout the day, which could lead you into a weekend without too much to do. However, exercising self-restraint is not the same thing as suppressing your feelings. Spending a bit of time by yourself will help you process the most meaningful images from your daydreams. Contemplation is fine as long as you keep your feelings flowing.

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