Wrap in white cloth and bury near your front door (or in a flowerpot) to guard your home and bless it with power.
Tie up in green cloth and carry to attract money.
Thurisaz embodies the polarity of life and death and the struggle to keep them in balance. Expect conflict, hardship and obstacles, but be assured that remaining focused and in touch with your inner strengths will see you through whatever comes your way. This Rune may also represent protection from your enemies, which is never a bad thing.
Feng Shui Tip of the Day
Sunday, May 22, 2011
If you work in a small cubicle, decorate it with small objects to make the space seem larger.
of the Day
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Make your move toward success a bold one. Aim high and assert your talent. Can you stand out to the establishment on your own terms?
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
34: Great Vigor
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
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.
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Winged Spirit Tarot
At the birth of Tarot, even a gifted healer who was not an ordained clergyman was considered to be in league with the Devil! For obvious reasons, the line between fooling the eye with sleight of hand, and charging the world with magical will was not clearly differentiated in the early Tarot cards.
Waite’s image of the Magus as the solitary ritualist communing with the spirits of the elements — with its formal arrangement of symbols and postures — is a token of the freedom we have in modern times to declare our spiritual politics without fear of reprisal. The older cards were never so explicit about what the Magus was doing. It’s best to keep your imagination open with this card. Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by evolutionary forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul.
The Sun’s dynamic square to fuzzy Neptune confuses us by blurring our senses today. Our dreams can lure us off track if we cannot distinguish facts from fantasies. The restless Gemini Sun entices us with choices, but a cluster of planets in bull-headed Taurus creates inertia, making a change of direction more difficult, even if it’s a smart idea. Meanwhile, the intelligent Aquarius Moon gives us logical reasons to validate what we think we know.
You are inspired to put your finances in order today, but it may be challenging to actually follow through on your intentions. Handling money matters requires singular concentration, yet your vivid imagination can interfere with your ability to stay focused. Nevertheless, your fiscal stability is a worthwhile goal, so every time you wander off in your thoughts, just bring yourself back to the job at hand.
Your key planet Venus is squared by the rational Aquarius Moon, emphasizing the conflict between what you want and what you truly need. You are eager to share your thoughts with someone you trust while talkative Mercury is in your sign. You might think that you’re being perfectly clear now, but your actions don’t seem to support your words. It may be a better strategy to work diligently toward reaching satisfaction without saying too much for a day or two.
Mercury the Messenger is revving up your brain and activating your 12th House of Secrets. You have a lot to say, but aren’t sure how to work your thoughts into a conversation. You don’t necessarily want to be left alone today now that the Sun is in your 1st House of Self, but a miscommunication or a misunderstanding might disrupt your social plans. The good news is that it’s easier to stay on your path if you have fewer distractions.
You are lulled into a surreal mental space but the emotionally detached Aquarius Moon is visiting your 8th House of Transformation, encouraging you to use your intellect to interpret the mysterious symbols of your dreams. Unfortunately, this may be a dead end strategy because rational analysis won’t uncover any hidden meaning. Instead, follow your imagination and you’ll remember what your subconscious mind is trying to tell you when you least expect it.
The conceptual Aquarius Moon’s visit to your 7th House of Partners could attract a very intelligent person into your life who believes that he or she has the answers you seek. But you don’t want to be distracted by anyone because you’re trying to figure out how you will get through the time crunch that you now face. Ultimately, you can create unnecessary frustration by concentrating on what’s ahead before you handle a more immediate situation first.
Your unrestrained idealism might tempt you to set your sights too high today. Thankfully, your approach is methodical and you can prioritize all the chores that you want to finish. But you may have to let some of your pet projects fall to the wayside. Being selective and eliminating non-essential chores should help you feel less anxious, especially if you preemptively handle a potential problem, rather than waiting for it to turn into a minor disaster.
Your key planet Venus has been cavorting with noisy Mercury and pushy Mars, replacing sweet romance with tough talk. Fortunately, you can reclaim your sensuality now by shifting the focus to nebulous Neptune. Let go of your personal tastes and specific desires by detaching yourself from what may happen. Don’t waste time by letting others know what you want. Instead, surrender to the flow; you can always check your GPS tomorrow and then decide where to go next.
The Sun’s entry into your 8th House of Deep Sharing reminds you that dancing around surface issues isn’t all that fulfilling. You want to build meaningful relationships with close friends or family. However, your desires may be thwarted by someone who has a very different agenda. Don’t try to talk the other person into seeing things your way; the more you interact today, the further apart you grow, so avoid lengthy explanations at all costs.
You might think you have a very practical strategy to finish your long list of chores today, but your idealistic solutions may fall apart once you start executing your plans. You could underestimate how much time a job could take, or maybe you discover that you’re missing an important tool. Either way, working faster isn’t the answer. Ironically, you’ll finish sooner if you slow down. Doing a job right the first time is more efficient than having to do it again.
You can grow anxious when you misinterpret what’s happening in your life today, especially if your lack of clarity has to do with financial matters. The Moon’s visit to your 2nd House of Self-Worth puts money on your mind, and a dreamy Sun-Neptune square can inflate your expectations and set you up for disappointment. Avoid discouragement by remaining realistic about your resources and staying aware of the time and money that will be necessary to make a creative idea worthwhile.
Today you seem to be attracted to anything that allows you to lose yourself in a crowd of people or get caught up in a group cause. But you won’t be able to run away from yourself because you’ll probably bump into someone you know just when you thought you escaped. Rather than trying to sidestep a difficult emotional interaction, just stay present with your feelings. You might be pleasantly surprised by what happens when you show up with your heart and not just your head.
The Sun’s square to your key planet Neptune can act like a green light that’s inviting you to luxuriate in the rich symbolism of your imagination. Fortunately, you’re not a stranger to slipping behind the veil of consciousness. However, it’s challenging now to put your dreams to work. Today is your day of rest; instead of actively planning your next move, just let your mind wander without any specific agenda.