This is a passionate day where expressing how you feel will win you the affection of a devout lover. Are you looking for something quick and passionate?
46: Pushing Upward
General Meaning: The forces of growth in springtime demonstrate advancement, as new life pushes upward through the earth’s crust, and the sap is rising. The emphasis is on upward motion, from obscurity to influence, with growth fostered by adaptability and the absence of opposition. Constant, flexible growth is the key attribute of a plant pushing upwards. This reading suggests a period of new promotion and prosperity in your life.
A wise person, in harmony with fate, is sensitive but determined. Make a sincere effort to apply resolute effort. Break through inertia, and good fortune will follow. By remaining flexible and tolerant, you will be able to retain the kind of conscious innocence that fuels growth and advancement. Will power and self-control are necessary to manage this growth skillfully, but the natural enthusiasm of the life force is behind everything.
Today is a wonderful day for finances, or for doing something creative with your mind. You may feel a bit misunderstood today and under some emotional stress. Any sense of melancholy will pass.
About the Number 9
This Tarot Deck: Marseilles
While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature
A domestic matter that has been lurking in the background could shift to the forefront today. You might feel as if you’re being pushed to say something, even if you are trying to remain neutral. Unfortunately, your words can have more consequences than you expect and might even make things worse. Before you open your mouth, consider whether your disclosure will actually improve the situation. It may be wiser to remain silent for a while longer.
Obsessing about something you should have said to a close friend or family member stirs up unresolved feelings today. But your concerns could be agitated because you’re currently overly sensitive to everything in your immediate environment. Although it’s healthy to acknowledge your compassion for those close to you, it’s also important to remember that you are not responsible for anyone else’s emotions. Don’t intrude into someone else’s life unless you have been specifically invited.
Your ruling planet Mercury engages in a mental war of survival with relentless Pluto today. You may feel as if you’re in over your head, but Mercury is clever enough to outwit even the toughest opponent. Thinking quickly enables you to emerge victorious, but only if you’re realistic about your limitations. There’s no place now for blind optimism. Pay careful attention to everything that is said before making your case as succinctly as you can.
It seems as if someone is pressuring you to say more than you want today as domineering Pluto opposes Mercury in reclusive Cancer. The more others push, the more you resist their efforts. Nevertheless, you still might prefer to have everything out in the open, even if it’s challenging for you to move the discussion along. You would be wise to break through your own resistance because nothing will happen if you wait for anyone else to speak for you.
Even though your patience may have reached its limit, you’re still probably trying to balance your feelings with what others want now. You may be resentful that someone is standing between you and your potential enjoyment. Paradoxically, keeping your negativity to yourself only strengthens it. A smarter strategy is to get your annoyance out in the open. Thankfully, your anger can be transformed once it is seen for what it is.
Your key planet Mercury is visiting your 11th House of Friends where it connects you to others on a deep emotional level. However, its current opposition to shadowy Pluto indicates that your need for personal expression may be overwhelmed by the group process. It’s a good idea to let everyone know how you feel as long as you assume complete responsibility for your own emotions. If you don’t blame anyone else, no one will be able to fault you for saying what’s on your mind.
You are often inclined to keep your opinions to yourself in order to maintain the peace, but someone may push your emotional buttons today, provoking you to say more than is necessary. Although it could be wiser to listen to logic, you are motivated by your sense of fair play to set the record straight. Nevertheless, a bit of diplomacy is still a good idea; you can be honest without having to get everything out in the open in one single blast.
Although interactive Mercury comforts you while it is visiting emotional Cancer, your words seem more confrontational today than you intend. Your key planet Pluto is in a passionate tug-of-war with the cosmic messenger, allowing harsh words to easily slip off your tongue. The consequences of your current honesty could stir up a hornet’s nest of complex feelings. Unnecessary stress can be avoided if you stop to consider other people’s reactions before you speak.
You don’t have much patience with others today; it seems as if your window of opportunity is closing and you might lose your chance to say what’s on your mind if you don’t start an overdue conversation right away. You may be uncomfortable showing your vulnerability, but you are able to quickly adjust to the situation. Your natural confidence is a blessing, but it’s still wise to move slowly. Impulsive disclosures tend to be shallow and may not lead to true satisfaction.
You might be obsessing about a friend or partner today, whether or not the relationship has a viable future. You may even withdraw from others now because retreating from non-essential interactions can be a healthy part of this transit. Letting go is often painful, yet making believe that everything is fine is even worse. You can always choose to reconnect later once you feel more like yourself.
You may be holding out for a better deal today, but it’s probably wise to reconsider your demands and be more open to negotiation. Your natural ability to detach from an emotional situation isn’t working now, making it difficult to unhook yourself from a complex web of feelings. Reminding yourself that you are human just like everyone else will make it easier to express what is in your heart.
Although you might attempt to quietly go about your business today, your frustration could build to a breaking point because you believe that others are not being completely honest with you. You would rather hear the truth than waste your energy trying to fill in the missing information. Ironically, the more you question others, the more they withdraw. Ultimately, it’s best to pay attention to your own feelings now without pushing for resolution until more facts come to light.
the daily humorscope
Sunday, June 19, 2011
In a small dish of earth, bury the stone for three days. Most of the time houseplants can be used for this. Put a toothpick or some sort of marker in the surface of the earth above where you’ve buried your stone, though, or you might never find it again. In addition, beware of using houseplant’s earth if the stone contains a lot of negative energy; it will be absorbed by the earth (which is why you’re using the earth to cleanse the stone), but it will in turn be absorbed from the earth into the houseplant, and the house is likely to die.
In a small dish of salt, bury the stone you wish to cleanse and leave it for at least twenty-four hours. Depending on how deeply the stone requires cleansing or purification you might wish to leave it buried in the salt for up to a week. Be careful what kind of stone you’re burying: stones with a high iron content react poorly to salt. If the stone is set in metal, do not use this method, as the salt will corrode the metal setting.
If all you have on hand is table salt, it will do. However, if you’re serious about spellcraft, it’s a good idea to invest in sea salt, a more natural form of salt. The less refined the salt is, the more natural energy it contains. Sea salt is only a bit more expensive than table salt, and easily found in most supermarkets now, as well as drugstores or health food stores. Kosher salt is good, too. Never use rock salt designed for outdoor use in winter, as it is toxic.
Stones are great to use in spellcrafting, because you can recycle them by cleansing and purifying them. Basically, this”washes” them clean of whatever energy with which you previously empowered the, as well as whatever energy they picked up during their work. Note that this does not remove their base energy. No matter what you do, you can never remove the basic energy encoded into the stones (or herb, or any component, for that matter). Once the stone has been cleansed, it’s ready to go again; a blank slate for you to program or charge for a new purpose. There are several ways to cleanse a stone.
Good Sunday morning to all! I hope you are having a wonderful day so far. And your weather much better than mine. It has stormed all morning long and still at it.
I promise to keep this short and sweet today. Yes, really! You remember I was talking about the pendant I was wanting to concentrate to me last evening. The pendant has gorgeous emerald jewels in it. The more I looked at it, the more I wanted to wear it. So I said what the heck. I got everything ready for my simple ritual. My two familiars always attend to me during my spells and rituals, today was no different. My cat sits in the floor and my puppy on the edge of the bed right behind me. If I am doing a ritual or spell and there is someone around that shouldn’t be she lets me know. Well I had started the ritual and was getting close to the end. All of a sudden, Kiki warned me that someone was around. I just figured hubby had opened the door and saw what I was doing and shut it. Shortly after that I closed the ritual and put on the pendant. I turned around and there stood my neighbor with his weedeater in hand with his mouth hung open. I like to have sh*t! I could not believe it. When you are in your home, you expect privacy. Ha, not around here apparently. My yard is well-kept, there is no reason for him to be here at all. I told my husband about it and he was pissed too. He told me that he guessed I would have to start pulling the blinds when I decided to do some spell work. He also said he knows you are a witch now for sure. I was just so mad I couldn’t stand it. I walked out in the yard and asked the man why he was in my yard. His reply was he was just trying to help out. I guess I was rude but I told him I didn’t need his help. Then he had the gall to ask me what I was doing in my own house. I lost it. I can’t even post what I said to him. If what I said to him doesn’t keep his butt at home, nothing will. I am a private person and I hate my privacy violated. He was the same one that followed me to where I feed the wildcats at. I have food I buy and also if I have scraps I load them up on the four-wheeler and take them down to the creek. I was sitting down and a couple of the wildcats were loving all over me. The man had brought his gun. It was a bolt-action high-powered 30-06 and I heard it. I asked him, “what the heck he was doing there?” He told me, “that he thought I was being attacked by those cats.” I stood up and the cats were loving around my legs and growling at him. I told him that he needed to leave and not to follow me again. After that I moved the feeding place for the big cats. I figured he just wanted to know where they were to come back and kill them all. But it just amazes me how people like to stick their nose in other people’s business.
Well I feel much better now. I just had to blow up about the neighbor and now I feel better. I hope you don’t have neighbors like me. If you do, I feel sorry for you. Well I am off to do the posts now and think what I am going to do to my nosey neighbor, hee, hee, hee! Got any good ideas?