Today’s Tarot Card for 2/2

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

The Hanged Man

This Tarot Deck: Old English

General Meaning: Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.

This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.

Daily Horoscopes for 2/2

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

Today’s Aquarius New Moon at 9:30 pm EST is conjunct feisty Mars, confirming a high level of radical change. This shift is supported by several stressful aspects to erratic Uranus. The electric Venus-Uranus square tempts us with unconventional desires, while talkative Mercury’s cooperative sextile to Uranus enables us to share our eccentric ideas. Fortunately, sweet Venus sextiles dreamy Neptune, softening the hard edges of reality with fantasy.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Even if you are eager to blast ahead and begin something new, you’ll be much better off if you start slowly today. You may feel frustrated if you try to involve too many people in your personal process now, instead of just continuing ahead at your own pace. Focus on your long-term goals to maintain a healthy perspective. Fortunately, concentrating on the distant horizon allows you to conserve your energy for when you need it most.

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your unusual ideas at work today could surprise everyone, because making wild plans is usually out of character for you. But even your most original and craziest thoughts are probably more conservative than they seem at first. Luckily, you have plenty of stamina to finish whatever you start. Nevertheless, be wise and make sure that you aren’t overcommitting your time or resources before it’s too late.

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You are often comfortable changing direction in the middle of a project. Now, the lightning of awareness strikes and you are tempted to try a new approach to reach a current goal. Although you may be ready to readjust your plans today, everyone else might not be so easily swayed. Don’t expect others to quickly jump on board. Give them time and they might join you once they know more about what you are doing.

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

An inheritance of some sort may become more complicated than you expect if others don’t share your goals at work. They might approve of your actions, yet still disagree with your philosophy or your objectives. Unfortunately, it’s not very clear where their support ends, for those in control appear to be enthusiastic about something you’re doing. Make your next move very carefully and don’t depend on others for any more than they are willing to give.

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Today’s Aquarius New Moon activates your 7th House of Others, and relationships continue to be a hotspot for you. However, it’s difficult to distinguish your outer world from your imagination. Those closest to you become like mirrors in a carnival fun house, challenging you to separate what’s really there from what you believe you see. Don’t rely solely on your senses, instead, try acting on what’s in your heart.

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although you may be highly dependent on the regularity of your everyday routines, someone could upset the apple cart now. Whatever stability existed in your world may be temporarily threatened. But instead of responding too quickly and trying to put everything back in place, wait until the energy settles back down before doing anything of significance. This is not a test of your reaction speed; it’s a lesson in patience.

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Something finally breaks loose today. Your restrained river of creativity could burst, sending a flow of big ideas and original visions into your awareness. The real issue is about expressing your experiences in a manner that others will be able to understand. Your need to be seen and appreciated is strong now, so don’t be afraid to let others know what’s going on in your imagination.

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You could spend a lot of energy today resisting your connection to the past. However, your attempts at avoidance could actually have the exact opposite effect. Don’t bother trying to escape from family dynamics now, even if you have no actual communication with anyone at all. Fortunately, once you recognize that your historic bonds are part of your reality, it becomes easier to manage your emotions without falling into the trap of psychological denial.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your siblings or best friends may play a more important role in your life these days. You might even inadvertently pull in someone to play out your issues about dependency versus independence. It seems as if others aren’t sure how close to get to you or how long to stay. But on further examination, it appears that they are just following your lead. Show them what’s most important by opening your heart and being real.

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Working extra hard usually gives you a way to justify yourself while your above average productivity increases your self-esteem. However, you may not have to do a lot today just to see how much others love you. Don’t waste time questioning your perceptions. Accept your positive outlook as the way things are and be grateful for the life you are living.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are like a lightning rod today, attracting storms wherever you go. If the thunderclap doesn’t shock you awake, the flash of light will open your eyes as it reveals what’s within your range of vision. For a while, wherever your thoughts are aimed, your mind locks on to that path. So pay careful attention to your current direction and stay flexible enough to make adjustments when needed.

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The New Moon activates your 12th House of Imagination, changing the channels on the TV set of your mind so fast that you don’t even know what happened. One minute all is copasetic, but then your thoughts jump into a new realm, leaving you without an easy way back to your starting point. Don’t struggle; once you accept the inevitability of change, you can go anywhere your dreams take you.

New Moon Report for 2/2 – New Moon in Aquarius

New Moon in Aquarius

Wednesday, February 2, 6:31 pm PST, 9:31 pm EST

This union of the Sun and Moon in innovative Aquarius inspires unconventional ideas and fires up an urge for freedom. Assertive Mars’ conjunction with the New Moon spurs provocative behavior that can lead to confrontations with authority figures and rebellions against rules and routines. Using these impulses to initiate new projects or develop original methods is a more desirable expression of their explosive power. A stressful 45-degree semisquare to the New Moon from electric Uranus, Aquarius’ ruling planet, intensifies restless feelings and the desire for immediate change. A dash of detachment provides a buffer from combustible emotions, reducing the likelihood of destructive behavior.

This revolutionary New Moon accelerates individual and collective urges for change. Its greatest gifts are radically new perspectives that allow us to leap over existing barriers of doubt, fear and tradition to create a world of greater human intelligence, innovation and cooperation.

Answers to Your Smudging Questions

Answers to Your Smudging Questions

About Smudge Sticks

By Phylameana lila Desy, About.com Guide

Using a smudging tool is part of many Native American traditions. The burning of herbs for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification is also common practice among many religious, healing, and spiritual groups. The ritual of smudging can be defined as “spiritual house cleaning.” In theory, the smoke attaches itself to negative energy and as the smoke clears it takes the negative energy with it, releasing it into another space where it will be regenerated into positive energy.

Common Herbs Used in Smudge Sticks

  • Sage / White Sage
  • Cedar / Pine
  • Lavender
  • Sweet Grass
  • Mugwort
  • Copal

Who is Smudging?

  • Religious Groups
  • Native Americans
  • Healers
  • You Can Too!!!

Purposes of Smudging

  • Ceremony / Ritual
  • Cleansing / Purification
  • Clearing / Freeing / Releasing

What To Smudge

  • Yourself
  • Crystals
  • Personal Objects
  • Home / Office / Healing Space

When To Smudge Yourself

  • When your spirits are low
  • After being around someone who is sick or depressed
  • During meditation
  • When in prayer

How To Smudge Yourself

Put the smudge stick to flame using a match or candle light. Blow on or wave the flame with your hand to put out the fire. Allow the smudge stick to smolder, freeing the smoke to circle in the air. Fan the swirls of smoke around your body’s aura from head to toe.

Learn more about Native American healing traditions

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Affirmation of the Day 2/2

Affirmation of the Day

After each deep cleansing breath I release negative thoughts and sadness. With each following upbreath I accept positive thoughts and happiness to fill the totality of my body and spirit. I am filled with optimism and happiness.