The Chakras represent the seven primary energy hubs in the body. Life force energy is constantly flowing in and out of these centers. Just as the cosmos is constantly changing, so too are the levels of energy absorbed and radiated by our Chakra centers. The graph below is a representation of the quantities of Chakra energies available today.
Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra represents energies associated with cosmic consciousness, spirituality, knowledge, wisdom and inner peace.
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra represents energies focused on both physical and spiritual vision. Psychic powers resonate from the Ajna Chakra, as well as your image of the Cosmos as a whole (the big picture) and the many nuances that make your journey unique.
Vishuddha – Throat Chakra is the energy center associated with communication and creativity. Your energy to express yourself verbally and creatively are derived from the Vishuddha Chakra.
Anahata – The Heart Chakra’s energy is concentrated on issues concerning your emotions. This energy fuels your power to love, feel compassion and maintain balance between disparate aspects of your being.
Manipura – The Power Chakra provides the energy that fuels our strength of will, individuality and sense of self-worth.
Svadhisthana – The Spleen or Sacral Chakra supplies the energy we use emotionally and sexually. This is the energy used to connect to others.
Muladhara – The Root or Base Chakra furnishes the energy used to create and maintain our foundation. This is the energy that keeps us on firm ground and provides us with the basic skills to uphold a place in the world.
Position of the planets based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
|Conjunction: Mars Jupiter 0º
Conjunction: Mercury Jupiter 7º
Conjunction: Mercury Mars 7º
Conjunction: Mercury Venus 3º
Conjunction: Moon Mercury 2º
Conjunction: Moon Venus 0º
Conjunction: Venus Uranus 8º
Opposition: Mercury Saturn 3º
Opposition: Moon Saturn 0º
|Opposition: Venus Saturn 0º
Quincunx: Sun Saturn 1º
Semi-Sextile: Sun Moon 2º
Semi-Sextile: Sun Venus 1º
Semi-Sextile: Uranus Neptune 1º
Square: Moon Pluto 5º
Square: Saturn Pluto 4º
Square: Uranus Pluto 4º
Square: Venus Pluto 4º
Trine: Sun Pluto 2º
|The Sun in Taurus
Tradition, stability and loyalty are strong influences as the Sun travels through Taurus. Generally, taking a practical approach to life is favored at this time. It is likely risks should be avoided at this time. Substantial financial gain can be made while the Sun is in Taurus. This is also a good time to enjoy the good things in life as long as indulgences are not allowed to become excessive. Making headway towards reaching goals could be challenged by a general stubbornness and resistance to change.
Sun Sextile or Trine Pluto
A “head on” approach to life is favored at this time.
|Moon In Aries
Emotions are likely to have a strong influence on behavior. Decisive action and courage are favored at this time. Those who assume the role of leader will do well as long as they don’t allow themselves to become too domineering.
Moon Conjunct Mercury
Searching for the psychological triggers of one’s behavior and desires may be in order. A need to better understand our species place in the scheme of things is also likely.
Moon Conjunct Venus
Extra attention is likely to be given to children and family at this time.
Moon Opposition or Square Saturn
Self-doubt could stymie progress for some during this aspect. Many will find it difficult to handle even the most constructive criticism. Some will be so disaffected by the influence of this aspect that they retreat into their inner-world.
Moon Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect is likely to strengthen deeper emotions and provide a time for an outpouring of one’s strongest passions.
|Mercury In Aries
Mercury in Aries is an influence that does not favor diplomacy. Many will be far more outspoken than usual. Dissension will be prevalent. Traditional approaches to handling challenges are likely to be replaced by new, more affective strategies. The need to be on the cutting edge of things will be strong.
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Many will find themselves easily moved by the arts. Their creative side is likely to be higher as well.
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Debates and analytical thinking are likely. The candid words of some may be so frank that they may be seen as offensive to those on the receiving end.
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Seeking the “essence” of things may become a preoccupation. The need and ability to share ideas is strong.
Mercury Opposition or Square Saturn
This aspect provides a favorable window for tackling complex intellectual problems.
|Venus In Aries
Emotions may be high. The need for love is heightened, as well as the need to fulfill needs of loved ones. Physical desires and sensuality are likely to be very strong.
Venus Opposition or Square Saturn
This aspect tends to add a serious tone to life. Pursuing practical goals is favored. Some may feel a little less deserving than they usually do.
Venus Conjunct Uranus
The need for personal freedom will be very acute in many, and may cause strain in their personal and professional relationships.
Venus Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect can bring one’s passions to a boil. The need for both physical and spiritual love may seem almost insatiable in some. In some cases passions may erupt into jealousy, as some will feel the need to be in control of every facet of their relationship to feel secure.
|Mars In Aries
Action is the keyword at this time. Those who act quickly and decisively should be favored. Self-sufficiency and the ability to act alone are valuable assets. Many will do well by focusing on short term goals.
Mars Conjunct Jupiter
Success in all arenas is possible. Energy levels and optimism should be relatively high.
|Jupiter In Aries
Self-reliance and optimism are favored at this time. Those who enjoy challenges and competition are favored. Adopting a never surrender attitude is a key component to attaining success.
|Saturn In Libra
Intimacy may be more of a chore than a pleasure. Some will find their progress towards strengthening intimate bonds and attaining goals muted by feelings of inadequacy.
Saturn Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect may make it difficult to commit one’s self to anything beyond the moment at hand. However, those who do take on new goals will put the full force of their nature into achieving them.
|Uranus In Aries
The astrological influence of Uranus is measured in increments of 7 years. What this means is that the effects of Uranus influence an entire generation. Day to day the Uranian influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Uranus is likely to be strikingly apparent.
Iconoclasm, independence and self-sufficiency are likely to be major themes during this period. Traditional values will be challenged. Those with a pioneering spirit will flourish.
Uranus Square Pluto
A mental restlessness and the need for complete personal freedom are possible influences of this aspect. In some the need for total autonomy may be so strong that they will challenge any attempt to subdue their independence.
|Neptune In Pisces
Because Neptune takes approximately 14 years to move across Pisces its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Neptune in Pisces is likely to be strikingly apparent.
Gentleness, creativity, and the pursuit of spiritual truth are strong influences at this time. Many may find mysticism and unorthodox religions very attractive.
|Pluto In Capricorn
Because Pluto takes approximately 15 years to move across Capricorn its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Pluto in Capricorn is likely to be strikingly apparent.
Strong economic gains can be made during this period. Pluto in Capricorn favors those who are able to make logical decisions and devise pragmatic solutions to the challenges before them.
|Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Today
The Tree symbolizes spiritual health and growth. The healthy tree is rooted in a rich, nurturing medium, has a strong trunk from which leaf laden branches fan out to capture the sun’s energy. The Tree represents a healthy spirit entrenched in experience and strengthened by wisdom. It is a spirit that is happy with itself, but continues reaching to become even wiser, more complete, happier, stronger. While The Tree represents a strong and independent spirit, it is also a life-force that owes much of its strength and growth to being surrounded by other healthy spirits.
As a daily card, The Tree denotes a time when your spiritual self is especially powerful and open for further growth. Now is a time for you to seek out streams of wisdom and knowledge that you can not only draw from but contribute to as well. Don’t disregard sources that seem improbable, as they often produce the most profound revelations and spiritual expansion.
Feng Shui Tip of the Day
Saturday, April 30, 2011
For a relaxing work space, try carpeting the floor, curtaining the windows, dimming the lights, and cushioning a chair.
of the Day
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Your passion may get the better of you. Do you like to kiss first and ask questions later?
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
General Meaning: Following brings supreme success. You may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but by frequently adjusting your sails, you can arrive at your destination.
Those who would acquire a following must speak the language of their followers. Those who would be loved must become the envisioned lover of their beloved. Those who would prosper must bend with natural forces and the pressures of society. In matters of principle, stand firm; in matters of style and taste, swim with the current.
In all human affairs, change is constant. In order to stay fresh, old ideas and patterns must continually be discarded in favor of new ones. Only by being adaptable to the demands of the time can the highest good emerge. Only by adjusting to changing circumstances can you prosper. Remain flexible, and you will gain the confidence of those around you. Bend and you shall not break.
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Lovers Path
What has traditionally been known as the World card points to the presiding intelligence, called “Sophia,” or Wisdom, which upholds life on this and all worlds. A more precise title for this card might be “the Soul of the World,” also applicable as a symbol of personal empowerment and freedom. In most Tarot decks it is a female figure that has become our standard World image. She originates in Hebrew, Gnostic and Alchemical lore, and stands between heaven and earth as the Cosmic Mother of Souls, the Wife of God and our protector from the karmic forces we have set loose upon the Earth in our immaturity and ignorance.
Where the Empress energy secures and fertilizes our terrestrial lives, the goddess of The World invites us into cosmic citizenship — once we come to realize our soul’s potential for it. Just as the Chariot stands for success in achieving a separate Self, and Temperance represents achievement of mental and moral health, the World card announces the awakening of the soul’s Immortal Being, accomplished without the necessity of dying.
This card, like the Sun, is reputed to have no negative meaning no matter where or how it appears. If the Hermetic axiom is “Know Thyself”, this image represents what becomes known when the true nature of Self is followed to creative freedom and its ultimate realization.
This is an intense weekend with five planets and the Moon in excitable Aries. But attractive Venus opposes repressive Saturn today, limiting our pleasure intake. We want instant satisfaction, yet Saturn delays gratification. Nevertheless, the Moon’s contact with the Venus-Saturn opposition tempts us to over-personalize our experiences. Thankfully, the restraint will be short-lived as we approach a confident Mars-Jupiter conjunction later tonight.
You may be getting tired of the same old story. You’re hot to trot today, but you must wait for one reason or another. But instead of getting yourself all worked up because you cannot have what you want now, try taking a more mature approach and acknowledge that you may have something important to learn. Others love your fiery approach to life, but they will respect you more if you can also be patient when it’s appropriate.
You might not allow yourself to have a good time now, especially if you believe that others will judge you harshly if you don’t deliver on your promises. Unfortunately, stern Saturn’s tense opposition to your key planet Venus turns you into your own taskmaster. There’s nothing wrong with catching up on chores; just don’t harbor resentment toward those who choose play over work today. Don’t worry; your chance for fun will be waiting for you later on.
You are ready to lose yourself in a crowd today, whether at a party, a sporting event or the mall. It’s your way of temporarily forgetting about all your responsibilities, but this strategy won’t work no matter how invisible you feel or how fast you run. Fortunately, you can still enjoy yourself in a social setting as long as you don’t have escape on your mind. Make the most of your time with others and then return to the chores you set aside earlier.
You are uncharacteristically motivated to take bold action because you want to demonstrate a more dynamic side of your personality today. But you could try too hard and end up feeling rather foolish if you think you have to do something out of the ordinary just to be accepted by your friends and family. Instead of playing all your cards out in the open, do what comes naturally. It might be wiser now to assume the role of the strong and silent supporter rather than taking center stage.
You want to have a little excitement in your life today and you’re ready to lead the charge on an adventure with your friends. Unfortunately, they may not be as enthusiastic as you are now. Instead of trying to get others to support your idea of fun, leave them to their more sedate ways and go off by yourself. When you’re done with your excursion, you can return refreshed and rejoin those you left behind.
You’re not interested in your typical analytical approach to relationships now; you are intrigued by juicier rewards that lure you out of your comfort zone. You feel more emotionally assertive than usual and might even frighten someone close to you because of your heightened sense of urgency. Paying attention to how others react and having the courtesy to give them the space they need today can bring the results you seek.
As a Libra, you’re often more interested in maintaining harmony in a relationship than in always getting your way. The moody Moon joins your key planet Venus in your 7th House of Partnerships today, reemphasizing what others want. Although you are normally comfortable with taking care of someone else’s needs, you’ve had enough of being taking for granted. Stand up for yourself now by putting your foot down to set limits. However, don’t be surprised if it takes longer than you prefer to be taken seriously.
You are able to tell someone what you want today in no uncertain terms. You’re also able to do it in a manner of clarity that doesn’t blame anyone else for your dissatisfaction. In fact you seem somewhat detached from your needs even as you express them. However, you could be holding onto unexpressed anger, possibly on an unconscious level. Don’t bury your feelings; if something is bothering you, get it off your chest or it could return later in the form of a projection.
You may not be willing to modify your plans today in order to be included by your family or friends. You would rather separate yourself from others and keep your sense of integrity, even if it means doing something on your own. Thankfully, you won’t likely feel left out because you could be too busy riding your own wave of creative expression. Nevertheless, you’ll probably feel happy to be back in the fold tomorrow.
You are quite aware of how you must suppress certain desires today in order to accomplish very specific goals. You want to have as much fun as the next person, but you’re also able to put personal pleasure into a wider perspective. Still, you can’t help but contemplate the emotional cost of success now. Everything has its price; just don’t sell yourself short.
You may have set goals that you now realize you cannot quite reach. Or, perhaps, an obstacle prevents you from doing as much as you wanted to do on a project. But instead of feeling defeat or discouragement, you might have a sense of relief as you reconstruct your day now that you have more time to enjoy yourself. Fortunately, today’s dark storm cloud has a silver lining.
You may be tempted to make an impulse purchase today, but this could be a setup for buyer’s remorse. Perhaps the item in question costs more than you originally thought. Or, maybe, you worry that it’s not a good investment because it’s something you don’t really need. Take your time and logically analyze the pros and cons of spending your money. If after rational consideration the expenditure still makes sense, then go ahead because it’s probably a smart acquisition.