The Words of Confucius
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Your Daily Influences
October 5th, 2015
The Page of Swords
Youth if not in age then in spirit. Adept at diplomacy.
Ingwaz signifies completion, success and fertility. Your present ambitions are about to be met. You are fecund in both mind and body.
The Axe Head
As an axe cutting toward the tree your actions have set into motion a course of events in this aspect of your life that you cannot escape. You will know soon if your aim was precise or reckless.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.
The Daily Witches Rune
The Crossed Spears
Meaning: The presence of the spear signifies arguments, negative events, and all manner of strife of an upsetting nature. However similar to the ‘Tower’ tarot card if next to a positive rune it could mean the end of an argument or quarrel. If with the rings it means the healing or renewal of a relationship. If there are military connections it could mean promotion. If illness is within the equation it means a speedy and successful recovery.
Daily I Ching Hexagram of the Day
October 5th, 2015
34: Great Vigor
Congratulations! There is strength and vigor in this situation — like a ram who has knocked down a fence to free himself from captivity. This points to a time when a powerful force comes into its own and achieves influence.
When a leader finally comes into power, his or her personal strength usually has peaked. Great strength is required in climbing to the mountaintop, but once at the summit, the support of others is needed to maintain that lofty position. A shift in attitude becomes necessary. Raw strength must be tempered by wisdom; to maintain power, a strong leader must learn to give it away, to share it with others. Only then will his or her position be secure, for she will not only be the possessor of power, but the source of it as well.
If you find yourself in a high or strong position, it is especially important to act responsibly and react with care. Your personal power must not be allowed to degenerate into raw force that rides roughshod over everything in its path. A strong sense of responsibility to the collective good of all is the key to the successful exercise of strength. By following what we intuitively know to be for the greater good, we avoid reckless abuses of power that in the end undermine the source of our strength. Arrogance always contains the seeds of its own undoing.
Love planet Venus enters discerning Virgo on Thursday, where she’ll remain until November 8. You’ll realize that love isn’t only about hearts, flowers and grand gestures of affection. Real love is found in the everyday boring stuff too. Things like your loved one scrubbing the stove after cooking you a lovely meal, or rubbing your feet after a stressful day at the office. Still, you might have to get through some romantic insecurity on Saturday when Venus squares off with Saturn. Perhaps you’ll try a little too hard to “earn your keep” in matters of the heart. Also, on Friday, Mercury will turn direct in partnership Libra. It’ll take a few days but you’ll soon realize that clarity is on the horizon regarding a relationship situation. Ah, at last!
Aries Horoscope Mar 21 – Apr 19
If you’re single, it’s possible that romance is closer than you think. After Thursday, you’ll have extraordinary support to help you explore any chemistry you have with a coworker. Although you might feel a reservation about this on Saturday, you’re likely to move past it quickly. Go ahead; what have you got to lose? If you’re in a relationship, there’s also good news! On Friday, Mercury will turn direct in your partnership sector after having been retrograde since September 17. Conversations with your mate will finally begin to make sense again.
Taurus Horoscope Apr 20 – May 20
Love is in the air! This Thursday, Venus enters your romance sector, where she’ll remain until November 8. If you’re single, there has never been a brighter opportunity for you to meet someone amazing and fall deeply in love. Not only will you have the support of Venus but you also have lucky Jupiter in the same area of your chart along with a recent eclipse (September 13) to help you jump start something wonderful. Yes!
Gemini Horoscope May 21 – Jun 20
You and your spouse or partner might have to overcome a difficult situation on Saturday that has to do with your domestic life. Perhaps the two of you can’t agree on a living arrangement. Or, it’s possible that one of your relatives is putting a wet blanket over your romance. You’ll have to address it. If single, after Friday you’ll have more support to initiate productive conversations with prospective dates. More important, you’ll be able to trust your judgment in matters of the heart.
Cancer Horoscope Jun 21 – Jul 22
Communication in love will be well supported this week thanks to two happy astrological events. First, on Thursday, love planet Venus will enter your message sector. Until November 8, you’ll find it much easier to speak from your heart and to enjoy dialogue with your sweetie. Making decisions together — especially domestic ones — will be easier too. After Friday, Mercury will turn direct in partnership Libra. Domestic disputes affecting your relationship will finally get resolved.
Leo Horoscope Jul 23 – Aug 22
If there is a relationship decision that has been weighing heavily on your mind since last month you’re in luck. On Friday, Mercury will finally turn direct in partnership sign Libra, allowing you to cut through the confusion and finally begin to see solutions. Communication with your partner might have been less than smooth and if so, you might be at the end of your rope. Hang in there! This week you’ll find that your ability to enjoy conversations together is finally back. For good!
Virgo Horoscope Aug 23 – Sep 22
This Thursday, Venus will enter Virgo where she’ll remain until November 8. When Venus is touring your sign, it gives you an amazing boost in confidence, allure and love potential. If you’re single, you’ll easily use this to your advantage without even having to try. Others will gravitate towards you effortlessly, so don’t be surprised when more than one person asks you out! If you’re already partnered up, you and your mate will enjoy an extra dose of happy. Just keep the family drama away from your love life on Saturday. You’ll be glad you did.
Libra Horoscope Sep 23 – Oct 22
Your love life will become more of a private affair after Thursday. Venus will enter the most hidden part of your chart — the 12th house — and remains there until November 8. During this stretch you might enjoy spending more time alone with your sweetheart rather than out and about in social events. Or, it’s possible that you’ll need to retreat away from everything in order to figure out what to do next in a romantic situation. Trust your gut. On Friday, Mercury turns direct in your sign and you’ll also be able to trust your decisions.
Scorpio Horoscope Oct 23 – Nov 21
If you and a friend have an unspoken attraction for one another, after Thursday, it might become more difficult to ignore. The two of you may decide it’s time to be friends and lovers. Although you might want to remain cautious until after Saturday, it does appear that this can work. Conversations might occur behind the scenes between you and someone out in order to help clarify your feelings first. Then, by next week you’ll be ready to express all of those unspoken words to your pal.
Sagittarius Horoscope Nov 22 – Dec 21
You might not have been able to count on a friend’s advice lately when it comes to sorting out your love life. In fact, one of your pal’s might have only added to your confusion. If you have struggled with listening to your heart because it seems to scream the exact opposite of what a friend’s voice of reason has to say, this week that will change. Although well meaning, your friend shouldn’t have as much say in the outcome of your love life as he or she has had in the past.
Capricorn Horoscope Dec 22 – Jan 19
If you’re single, it’s possible that after Thursday, you’ll have an opportunity to explore a romantic connection with someone you feel a deep spiritual bond with. This person might also have a background that is quite different than your own. He or she may be from another country, or a different ethnicity than yourself. It’s also possible that this new love interest has religious or philosophical beliefs that fascinate you. You’ll want to expand your horizons and open your heart.
Aquarius Horoscope Jan 20 – Feb 18
If you’re in a relationship, after Thursday, you and your partner might notice exciting developments connected to your joint finances. One of you might receive a wonderful bonus check or raise. It’s also possible that you’ll discover that an investment has paid off nicely and the two of you will be ready to celebrate your good fortune. Hold off on major expenditures though until after Saturday. You’ll be glad you did.
Pisces Horoscope Feb 19 – Mar 20
If you’re in a relationship then you can expect oodles of happiness! First, on Thursday, love planet Venus will enter your partnership sector where she’ll remain until November 8. You and someone close might make a commitment to one another, much to your delight. If you’re already hitched, you and your mate will enjoy an especially harmonious phase in your love connection. Then, on Friday, Mercury turns direct in the area of your chart ruling shared finances. If you and your partner have not been able to agree on a financial decision, a breakthrough is now possible.