Your Rune For Today
Othala represents a solid, immovable home, prosperity and safety. Good fortune based on your heritage and character is yours to enjoy
Feng Shui Tip of the Day
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Want to conceive or adopt a child? Place a picture or ornament of a rabbit in the center portion of the right side of your home.
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
39: Temporary Obstacles
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
General Meaning: Have temporary obstacles been blocking your way? In the course of trying to reach a goal or to fulfill a personal ambition, obstructions inevitably present themselves. This is not always a bad thing. Obstacles, difficulties and even setbacks that are eventually overcome often turn into assets. Without irritating grains of sand, oysters would never make pearls.
The obstacles pointed to here are not permanent, yet they are in the way. As when a large boulder falls in the road, the best course of action is usually to go around it, rather than to try to move it out of the way. Temporary obstacles must be seen for what they are — temporary — and should not be allowed to take on too much significance.
A positive aspect of even the most difficult obstacle is that it may cause a person to turn inward, and gain greater depth and character. While the ignorant bemoan their fate and seek to blame their problems on others, the wise seek the cause of the problem within themselves. Through this type of introspection, obstacles become a means for personal growth and self-discovery.
Without air resistance, no plane would ever fly.
If you are facing temporary obstacles, try not to be overly concerned. Obstacles are a part of achieving every goal and furthering every undertaking. Setbacks and reverses can affect morale, but keeping up your self-confidence in the face of challenges is part of a successful solution to many of life’s problems. Obstacles of short duration are best handled with a yielding attitude. Go around the rock, don’t put your shoulder to it.
Your Daily Number: 7
You may be feeling more serious and less playful today. You’re in a more contemplative mood than usual, and this is a great time to exercise patience and spend some quiet time with people who inspire you.
About the Number 7
Quiet, Insightful, Analytical, Mystical, Intuitive
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: 8-Bit Tarot
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.
As if things weren’t already moving fast enough, the Moon shifts into speedy Aries at 7:51 am EDT. And, assertive Mars also enters spontaneous Aries early this morning, making six planets in this excitable sign. Things may be a bit crazy since the Moon conjuncts Mars and electric Uranus today, firing up our enthusiasm for new beginnings. However, our feelings intensify when romantic Venus forms a cooperative sextile with passionate Pluto.
Everything is happening so fast now that you won’t even have time to think about what to do; you just do it. You barely finish one project or handle a personal issue when something new comes at you from a different direction. Fortunately, you are well equipped to react quickly when the Moon is in your sign. No planning is needed today; you can always make adjustments later on.
You may long for some peace and quiet now, but even if you’re resistant to getting involved in a group activity, you’re able to muster up enough energy to get by. Others may perceive you as lazy because they’re unable to feel your enthusiasm. However, limiting most of your activity to the non-physical world of emotional fantasy isn’t a waste of time since today’s dreams can turn into tomorrow’s reality.
You may be quite excited about what’s ahead with six planets traveling through your 11th House of Long-Term Goals. Ironically, the future may seem more real than the present moment. Unfortunately, it may be much harder than you think to execute plans today. Instead of trying to manage all the variables and power your way toward your destination, let go of control. Floating on the waves without resistance is more productive now than struggling to control your direction.
You are feeling stressed out today because your friends expect you to be active now and you want to relax. Even if you spend much of the day at home, it’s challenging to take your mind off unsettling dynamics at work or in your community. Thankfully, you don’t have to bring the tension to resolution now. Instead, allow your feelings to ebb and flow with your own emotional tides, putting off significant decisions until the pressure subsides.
Although you may be holding on to anger from an old emotional wound, it’s hard to stay in a negative place for very long today. Six planets in enterprising Aries are activating your 9th House of Adventure, enabling you to turn anxiety into action. Once you find your pace, no one will likely get in your way. However if someone does pose trouble, you should be able to overcome your annoyance by talking about your feelings.
Typically, you’re more interested in knowing that you have the facts right than exploring your feelings about what’s happening. Today, however, you can push through old emotional limitations and into new territory because you want the most intense experience you can get. Your behavior might surprise your friends or partner because usually you’re more cautious. Don’t resist your desires because you’re afraid of being judged. This is your opportunity to create positive change, so don’t let it slip through your fingers.
Working on a relationship now sounds easier than it actually is because it’s difficult to rein in your thoughts and feelings. Still, it’s a smart strategy to try your best. Be careful; if you attempt to procrastinate, you may have to deal with a close friend or partner who has a very different idea of what you should be doing today. Ultimately, don’t worry too much about other people’s expectations. Do what you can along the way, but take enough time to relax.
You aren’t so restrained in the expression of your feelings today because sweet Venus supports your key planet Pluto, making you less worried about a harsh reaction from anyone else. You might even get a kick out of stepping over the edge of acceptability, if only for the shock value. However, expressing your quirkiness is safer now because you also can focus your attention on whatever needs to get done. It’s easier to get away with being weird when you are also efficient.
You may seem overly excited today as you express yourself wholeheartedly in nearly everything you do. Others may have a hard time keeping up with you as you try to fulfill your current obligations. Although you’re on a creative roll, you still might feel as if you’re running out of time. Remember that other people need to adhere to schedules, even if you’re less concerned with the concept of linear time.
Fortunately, your day could offer the respite you seek, though it still may be challenging for you to enjoy it. A hectic day on the home front magnifies your desire for some peace and quiet, but you’ll probably be bored by the time you finally get it. Remember, there’s no reason to create drama where none previously existed. Your attitude can make all the difference in the world.
You may experience an intellectual breakthrough with respect to your place within the community today. You could learn something new from a close friend that helps you understand how much others value your contributions now. But rather than resting on your laurels and basking in the compliments, you’re already ready for the next project. It’s fine to push ahead, but first take time to acknowledge what you’ve already accomplished.
You may believe that the real world isn’t all that important now as you indulge in your fantasies. Luckily, this can become quite a spiritual journey if you are ready to minimize your material needs. Nevertheless, no matter how this kind of non-physical thinking plays itself out, financial concerns could bring you crashing back down to earth. Attend to your commitments with the same urgency that you give your dreams so you can return to your creative pursuits as soon as possible.
New Moon in Aries
Sunday, April 3, 7:32 am PDT, 10:32 am EDT
The New Moon in the first sign of the zodiac fires up restless feelings and strong desires for change. Impatience and innovation spark bright ideas that can burn out as quickly as they come if we don’t slow down to anchor them in reality. A sense of urgency is amplified by a conjunction between bold Mars and independent Uranus — both in Aries — that can provoke rebellion against rules and reason. There is genius in the air but cerebral Mercury is stuck in reverse until April 23, requiring several revisions before getting plans on track. This Sun-Moon conjunction in spontaneous Aries can free us from past inhibitions, allowing us to begin creating a radically different future.
The New Moon in Aries is the true starting point of the astrological year. While there is some danger in going too far too fast, it’s better to take chances by exploring unfamiliar territory than playing it safe. Mistakes can be corrected and other opportunities arise when we’re pro-actively pushing ahead instead of being passive now.