Earth

Earth
Elemental: Gnomes
Elemental Ruler: Ghob
Direction: North
Color: Green
Season: Winter
Time Of day: Midnight
Symbols: Salt, Stones, Herbs, Cords
Some things associated with the element of earth: Protection, Prosperity, Stability, security, carrer, home and family life.
Some Herbs associated with the element of Earth: Fern, Vervain, Primrose, Mugwort,
honeysuckle
Type Of Energy: Feminine
Wind: North wind
Zodiac Symbols ruled by Earth: Virgo, Taurus Capricorn
Power Of magus: Tacere, to be silent

Water

Water
Elementals: Nymphs, Undines
Elemental ruler: Niksa
Direction: West
Color: Blue
Season: Autumn
Time of day: Dusk
Symbols: Chalice, Goblet, Cauldron, Mirror
Some things associated with water: Emotions, friendship, dreams, intution, psychic abilities.
Some Herbs associated with The element of water: Jasmine, Gardenia, Rose, yarrow, Irish Moss, sandalwood
Type Of energy: feminine
Wind: West wind
Zodiac symbols ruled by water: Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces
Power Of Magus: Velle, To will

Fire

Fire
Elemental: Firedrakes
Elemental Ruler: Dijin
Direction South
Color: Red
Season: Summer
Time of Day: Noon
Symbols: Candle, Sword, Athame, Incense Burner
Some Things associated with the element of fire: Energy, Passion, Taking Action as opposed to just thinking about it, Protection especially where active is needed as opposed to passive.
Some Herbs Associated with the element of Fire: Cinnamon, Pepper, Ginger, Garlic, Basil, Cedar, Rosemary, Dragon’s blood
Type of energy: Masculine
Wind: South Wind
Zodiac Signs ruled By Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Power of Magus: Audere, To Dare

Air

Air
Elementals: Sylphs
Elemental Ruler: Paralda
Direction: East
Color: Yellow
Season: Spring
Time of day: Dawn
Symbols: Feather, Incense, Wand, Oils
Some things associated with the element of Air: Memory, Thoughts, New beginnings, Finding Lost items, truth, justice, logic, intellect
Some Herbs Associated with the element of Air: clover, lavender mistletoe, meadowsweet, sage
Type of energy: Masculine
Wind: East wind
Zodiac signs ruled by Air: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius
Power of magus: Nocere, To Know

Air in Feng Shui

Air in Feng Shui
 
Feng Shui means literally “the way of wind and water,” or symbolically, “the natural forces of the Universe.” These forces affect everything in our world. Europeans call the science of Feng Shui geomancy. Hawaiians and Native Americans practice their own form of Feng Shui, each seeking to live harmoniously with nature. The ancient Chinese believed in and lived their lives by these natural forces. One of the strongest and oldest natural forces is called chi.
 
Chi, also known as the breath of nature or as “the dragon’s celestial breath,” is everywhere and, many believe, represents the truest abstract energy in the Universe. Chi is an invisible energy that circulates everywhere but gathers in certain place, which are said to be good in Feng Shui. Chi enhances happiness, prosperity and longevity, and it is the life force inside all living things. Good relationships, a healthful lifestyle, and meditation can increase levels of chi energy.
 
In Feng Shui, winds are sometimes thought of as bad because they scatter chi rather than accumulate it. When selecting a place to build a home or to hold a ritual, avoid places that are windswept. This can be hard if you live on the prairie or beside the ocean, but in those cases, just try to schedule your rituals on days when the wind is calmer. If you have a home where it’s windy, you might want to perform a weekly ritual to encourage the sylphs to leave chi where they find it.

Symbols and Association of Air

Symbols and Association of Air
 
Air has the qualities of coolness and dryness and association with breath, life and communication. In astrology, Air rules the Zodiac signs Aquarius, Gemini and Libra. People born under the Air signs think, communicate, analyze, and theorize. They love freedom, truth and justice, and have the ability to change circumstances with amazing speed. As thinkers, they rely on rationality rather than on intuition or emotions. Their philosophical approach to any situation allows them to endure hardships. Air signs can tolerate almost any circumstances, as long as there is a rational explanation for it. They have great leadership capabilities, with a reputation of being fair. Interested in almost everything, they are lifelong students.
 
The Element of Air becomes a negative one when Air folks require family and friends to uphold the same standards they live by. Air people cannot understand why everyone does not think and act as they do. When they make a mistake they tend to rationalize instead of using the situation as a learning experience. They are devoted to abstract ideas and have difficulty making decision, making them sometimes exasperating to work with. In addition, they tend to procrastinate.

Spirits of Air

 

Spirits of Air
 
The Elemental spirits associated with Air are called sylphs, and their ruler is named Peralda. The word sylph comes from the Greek word sylpha, which means “butterfly.” When you see butterflies fluttering on the wind, sylphs are inevitably nearby. Sylphs may be the easiest entities to invite to a ritual because air exists as easily in a tenth-floor apartment as it does in an outdoor circle. Sylphs especially tend to gravitate to creative endeavors, so they are most easily called by artists, writers, poets, and musicians. They inspire the creative spirit, much like muses, and aid in shaping clear communications. It isn’t unusual to feel a sylph touch your hand or toss your hair while you’re busy creating. Don’t be alarmed; they are just giving you some creative encouragement.

Sylphs stimulate mental balance, freedom, and curiosity. They assist us in coordinating our perceptions and in verbalizing them. They enhance the power of speech, music and the written word, especially poetry. They teach us about the relationships between all things, which allow us to see and know the great web that connects all of life. This, in turn, brings about a desire for greater harmony. Sylphs stimulate creativity, intuitiveness, and inventiveness, and they awaken the intellect. They can open us to the realm of ideas and help us with mystical experiences and world views.
 
Like the wind they dance on, sylphs are changeable, volatile and occasionally flighty. If you’ve ever experienced writer’s block, you know what it means to have the sylphs disappear and take their creative energy with them. But it’s easy to call them back.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 14 is 54:Careful Affection

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

54: Careful Affection

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Hexagram 54

General Meaning: Affection is the basis of all lasting relationships, but must be channeled properly in order to bring satisfaction, and support the self-esteem of both parties. For example, a married person’s lover would necessarily have conflicted feelings: affection coupled with insecurity. Relationships based mainly on personal attraction, especially those that are outside the mainstream, require special caution and tactful reserve.

If you assert yourself too much, or try to make yourself indispensable, you will only incur misfortune. It is never easier to make disastrous mistakes than when you venture outside the bounds of propriety. If you are in doubt as to whether you should follow your heart or your head, allow for some time to pass, and perhaps the answer will become clear. Initiating any action could bring misfortune. Do not attempt to be too creative or attract favorable attention at this time

Today’s Tarot Card for May 14th is Temperance

Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:

Temperance

This Tarot Deck: Palladini

General Meaning: What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled “Art” in the Crowley deck.)

Daily Horoscopes for May 14th

 

General Daily Horoscope

 

The Moon’s visit to equalizing Libra tends to balance our energy and bring us back toward center. Since these are times of social, political and personal extremes, this harmonizing Moon phase can be a welcome relief. However, her conjunction with sobering Saturn today feels like cold water that wakes us up from a pleasant but illusory dream. Nevertheless, we would be wise to learn from Saturn rather than trying to avoid his current reality check.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

As much as you want to be practical today, it’s tough to finish all your chores because interruptions continue to catch you off guard. However, there are only a certain number of hours in the day so you cannot waste your time on unimportant activities. You have a chance now to demonstrate what you can accomplish if you remain focused, so don’t allow your mind to drift too far off track.

 

 

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Managing your time wisely today allows you to be extra productive and your determination gives you the ability to stay on schedule. It takes a lot to pull you off task now, so you should be able to finish whatever projects you start. But don’t be overly concerned about working quickly; if you establish your own pace and do the job correctly from the beginning, you will arrive at your destination just on time.

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Although you are quite serious today, you may not be all that quiet. You could be your regular talkative self, even if you’re more concerned with substantial issues now than you are with witty banter. It doesn’t matter if someone thinks you’re a wet blanket because your somber tone is only temporary. Even if others expect you to be the life of the party, it’s okay to acknowledge that life is not just fun and games.

 

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your schedule may be less forgiving today and it won’t be easy to alter your previously made plans. In fact, you could exhaust yourself by resisting the prevailing currents now. Instead, remain flexible and flow with your existing commitments the best you can. Don’t harbor any resentment, even if you wish you could do something else. If you maintain a positive attitude and a healthy sense of humor, the day will be more pleasant for everyone involved.

 

 

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The determined Taurus Sun motivates you to complete whatever you begin, but your intentions may be obscured by restrictive Saturn today. You probably won’t mind turning down your volume for a while because a bit of self-restraint allows you to shine your light longer than usual. If others lean on you now, it’s because they can sense that you’re very serious about following through with your promises. However, don’t stress yourself out trying to live up to someone else’s expectations; doing the best you can is all that anyone can ask.

 

 

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are very committed to doing a good job today, yet you can accomplish a lot without appearing to work hard. Paradoxically, you may look like you’re having more fun than you really are now, because you’re anxious about what others will think if your finished product isn’t good enough. Thankfully, you don’t need to worry so much because you are a more critical judge than most of your peers.

 

 

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The Moon’s return to gracious Libra is a gentle reminder that treating others kindly really does make you feel good, too. But the Moon’s conjunction to hardworking Saturn can stir up issues of resentment today because you wish that someone else would take care of you for a change. However, this isn’t a good day for rebellious behavior. Although you might hit an emotional rough patch, maintaining the peace should still be your top priority.

 

 

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The Moon’s visit to your 12th House of Secrets emphasizes your behind-the-scenes role today. Unfortunately, you are not satisfied being an invisible helper and could have a meltdown in front of everyone. Although you might like assisting others, you also require time to explore your own emotional issues. Don’t resist nurturing yourself, even if you’re worried about appearing selfish. If you don’t look after your own needs, you won’t have enough energy to look after anyone else’s.

 

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You have things to do now and strategic planning can help you accomplish what’s on your agenda. Normally, you might have a difficult time turning down an invitation to a social function, but today you are able to act with restraint. It’s not that you want to avoid the fun; it’s just a matter of priorities and you have more serious thoughts on your mind. It’s important to be responsible, but you don’t necessarily have to ignore your friends to accomplish your goals.

 

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The radiant Sun and energetic Mars are now dancing through your 5th House of Self-Expression, encouraging you to approach your day in a lighthearted manner. But the Moon’s conjunction with your key planet Saturn in your 10th House of Public Responsibility can rain on your parade by squelching your creativity. Don’t bother wasting too much time trying to force spontaneity today; initiating one carefully considered action is smarter than behaving recklessly.

 

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are pulled between needing to get out to do something exciting and isolating yourself from the rest of the world by staying home. But neither extreme will be possible since you probably have weekend chores to do today. Your friends might not even realize how dissatisfied you are now because you are so masterful at hiding your unfulfilled desires behind a facade of busyness. Be careful or you could end up misleading yourself by slipping into denial.

 

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your responsibilities have grown in complexity and it’s no longer sufficient to just fulfill your promises. Things have changed as your awareness has grown over the past month. Now you must integrate your recent spiritual lessons into your everyday life. It’s not enough to write about your experiences like schoolchildren report on their summer vacations. Instead, recapture the intensity of your awakening by taking your new perspective to heart.

Wishing You A Very Blessed & Happy Saturday!

Good Afternoon my dearies! I know it is late in the afternoon but I am going to do things a little different today. I am going to just put on the horoscopes, tarot, I Ching and Runes. Then after that I am actually going to put on some interesting and useful info. That’ll be a first, lol! If you can’t poke fun at yourself, then no one can.

Hadn’t talked to everyone in a while, so I thought I would give you all a quick up-date. You know when I asked for your prayers for my son, his family and everyone else suffering from the flooding??? The water stopped 2 foot from getting into his house. I don’t want to toot your horn to soon because we had rain yesterday and it is also raining now. But I do have faith in you that as long as you continue to pray for him and everyone else, we will make it. May I ask you one more thing, there is a little boy who is in one of our hospitals about to die. The reason, his mother let him play in this nasty water, while she cleaned up some. I wish I knew the child’s name but I am not even suppose to know about this. So please pray for him and also pray for these parents around here that they exercise good judgement. The CDC came through here and tested the toxic levels in this nasty stuff. All the levels were off the chart. I believe if I had a kid right now about 5 or 6 and I had cleaning to do, I would nail him to the wall  by his drawers.

But the water is starting to receded slowly but surely and I am sure life will return to normal. Now for my fun around here and oh, brother, has it been fun! NOT!  Should I start with the idiot that is killing cats or the other idiots shooting coyote? Hmmmm……whatever is a Lady to do??? Let’s start with the cats. I had two cats that I was obviously crazy about. Either one of them were afraid of humans and now I wish they were and had never met me. I feel responsible because they lost their fear of humans. If they had just been kept wild then no one could have ever hurt them. The one that was pregnant was found dead in the field this morning. She had given birth to the kits several weeks ago and I was scared to death they would harm the momma cat. Sure enough, when they didn’t need her anymore they killed her. The big one that I wanted to keep so bad he was found dead in the field also, shot. I know who is doing it. I heard them talking one night while I was outside brushing KiKi. But hubby says without proof we can’t do anything. I don’t know what kind of proof I need? Get my camera and follow them out into the field. Then ask them to smile for the camera? That wouldn’t work at all. I would want to beat the hell out of them, then they would call the Law. But having dumped so many animals, I am sure they wouldn’t call the Law at all. I might end up like one of those animals out in the field.  Now on to the people shooting coyotes. They move a trailer way out in the middle of the field. Right in the middle of every animals’ path you can imagine. Well I have been going out in the afternoon and looking at the coyotes with my field binoculars. (Yes, I hunt.) On the horizon, I saw pups a playing. It was hard to tell if they were coyote or wolf. Momma Whatever would never come up to see her babies play and check on them. But she wasn’t too far away, they all took off in a hurry. I asked the man who was doing the coyote hunting if he ran across a den of young coyotes/wolves, to let me know. I also asked him not to shoot all of them please. If it wasn’t too much trouble for him to bring me one. He did one better and made my day. He told me if they ran across a den he would send his boy over to get me and I could go with them to the den. I asked if I could take all of the pups with me. He looked at me like, “Why?” I told him I knew of enough Rescues that would take the other. There was no need to kill them all. He agreed with me. He even asked me if I wanted to go out in the future and collect the pups (if any) and turn them over to a rescue. I love animals, so what could I say, lol! But that did make my day. The man doing the coyote hunts use to come over while Mocha was alive. She was more Wolf than dog and she was a beautiful animal. But she was very protective of me and when the man came over, he always wanted to pet Mocha. I would tell her it was ok and she would let him pet her. So he knows I miss her and why I would want a coyote or wolf pup. Kiki would have to get use to it.  Especially her not ruling the roost anymore, lol!

Have a great Saturday,

Lady A