Your Rune For Today
Berkano is the Rune of birth and rebirth. This may symbolize a time when you are capable of great personal growth. Love may be in the air as well.
Feng Shui Tip of the Day
Saturday, May 21, 2011
To define a pathway toward a commonly used area, like a bathroom, evenly space square-shaped pictures along the corridor
of the Day
Saturday, May 21, 2011
For the next four weeks you can expect the twin impulses of gathering information and explaining what you know to come to the forefront. When a lover is involved, can you follow your heart and find out how you feel?
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Chinese
Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of an “innocent Fool” archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.
In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise — that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.
Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.
Although the Sun enters changeable Gemini today, alluring Venus slides into an emotionally profound trine with resolute Pluto. We’re still reeling from the intensity of yesterday’s Mercury and Mars trines to Pluto, challenging us to play for keeps and tempting us to think in terms of all or nothing. Powerful feelings arise from the subconscious, yet the Moon’s shift into cool Aquarius at 10:31 pm EDT offers a much-needed intellectual perspective.
Your key planet Mars continues to push you into some emotionally intense places today. Although you’re up for the ride, you want to have an escape route just in case you need it. You could grow skittish if you feel cornered, but overreacting won’t likely have a positive result. Succumbing to your worries about the future will only alert others to your anxiety. For now, it’s smarter to relax and sink into your feelings than dream about being somewhere else.
Your unwavering determination is your greatest strength as you continue to express your love today, even in the face of a confusing situation. Venus in sensual Taurus harmonizes with passionate Pluto, allowing you to concentrate on the underlying feelings rather than being distracted by the surface noise. As long as you keep aiming deep, you won’t be led off track by unimportant issues or temporary fears.
The Sun’s return to your mentally agile sign helps you to maintain your balance if you are lured into unknown emotional territory. You may need to push past your own resistance and share your feelings, even if you’re unsure of how the other person will react. Thankfully, the conversation will go much better than you expect as long as you don’t freeze once you start talking. You might learn something new if you are truly willing to listen.
You may be in a deep and dark mood today as you attempt to reveal your strong feelings to a trusted ally. But your current sense of urgency might provoke frustration or anger if your friend isn’t willing or able to match your emotions. It’s useless trying to change anyone else; focus on your own inner process and work to transform your dissatisfaction into an appreciation of what you have, instead.
You may be tired of people at work being so nice to you now because it doesn’t feel real. You might even see their propitiating behavior as a symptom of weakness. But it’s not a smart idea to harden your stance in an ill-conceived plan designed to demonstrate your strength. You must learn that you can be strong and yielding at the same time. Recognizing the wisdom of being flexible with respect to your desires can help you sail through a very intense day.
You might try to narrow your focus and limit your distractions so you can concentrate on what you need to do today. Unfortunately, this strategy grows more difficult as your emotions are stirred and you set your heart on some distant destination. It’s not about being smart or having the right data now; it’s just foolhardy to ignore your feelings. You already know what you must do, and having more facts at your disposal won’t make your choice any easier.
You may be feeling pretty confident now about your current plans, but something is still gnawing away at the bottom of your imagination. You might be limited in what you can do today, especially if you’re obsessing about a relationship from the past. Don’t try to escape your history, rather, dig into it. After you can find your way around in the shadows of your subconscious, you’ll also be able to navigate better in the light of reality.
Your unexpressed anger can cool into ice and transform into resentment, which is more difficult to process. Fortunately, Venus’ current trine to your key planet Pluto stimulates your emotions and prevents them from going quiet. It’s easier than usual for you to let go and act on your intuition. Following your instincts now is your best insurance against fostering negativity. Taking the high road is surely your best option.
The Moon and Pluto are in your resourceful 2nd house, reminding you that issues of self-worth and net worth are inextricably intertwined, even if they seem like separate entities. Today you might be more self-confident because you can ride a new sense of power from your emotions. If your self-esteem is growing, consider cashing in on it and asking for a raise. Naturally, circumstances at work need to support your request, but in any case your contribution and your courage won’t go unnoticed.
You are still enjoying the pleasurable benefits of three planets visiting your 5th House of Spontaneity. Your involvement in a significant creative project or a new romance may be growing, and you’re tempted to go overboard as you try to give the performance of your life. This can be quite a memorable day as long as you don’t struggle to accomplish too much.
It’s refreshing to feel so creative now and you’re excited knowing that your weekend could improve even more. But your easygoing attitude today is very deceptive. You may be able to skillfully disarm someone’s aggression, yet you’re still ready for serious business in a moment’s notice. Use your ability to shift back and forth between the lighthearted and heavy-handed extremes, so you can make the most of every moment.
You may be afraid that someone in your life might become more of a problem during the days ahead. Although nipping a challenging situation in the bud sounds like a smart plan, it’s not always wise to suppress the natural expression of negative emotions like fear and anger. If you truly want to handle the situation in a way that preempts potential trouble, ask thoughtful questions and be an active listener. It’s easier to deal with things once they are out in the open.
Sun in Gemini
Saturday, May 21, 2:22 am PDT, 5:22 am EDT
The mutable air sign Gemini is a welcome invitation to lighten up and take ourselves less seriously. There is no single right path, correct answer or absolute truth to limit us now. Life is about exploring potential options and multiple perspectives that vary according to where we stand and how we choose to see things. Greater flexiblity permits us to discover alternative methods that we are more open to try now. We can be less judgmental when we recognize the many different ways of interpreting reality. Communication tends to flow more easily as each idea can breathe freely without being weighed, measured, tested and compared to determine its validity.