Your Daily Number for June 20: 2

You’re fine tuned and sensitive today, reading other people easily and clearly. You may play the part of the peacemaker today, and others may perceive you as being a bit self-righteous. Try not to annoy others with the force of your convictions.

Fast Facts

About the Number 2

Theme: Adaptable, Tactful, Gentle, Cautious

Astro Association: Moon

Tarot Association: High Priestess

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Today’s Tarot Card for June 20 is Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

This Tarot Deck: Moon Garden

General Meaning:The central theme of what is traditionally called the Wheel of Fortune card is cyclical change. The Wheel keeps on rolling, churning events in a ceaseless progression of ups and downs, either way freeing us from the past. No one can escape its cyclical action, which can feel somewhat terrifying — no matter whether we are rising or falling. When one is balanced on top there is a moment of crystal clarity, but the only part of the Wheel not going up and down is the hub, which is your eternal Self, the Source of Freedom.

Every one of us will occupy all the points on the wheel at some time or another. The cycle of the wheel is its lesson — and we can learn to take comfort in it (as we do when we celebrate our birthday). If you don’t like the look of things right now, just wait — things will change. Of course, if you do like the look of things right now, enjoy it while it lasts, because that will change too!

General Weekly Love Horoscope for the Week of June 20

There’s a fresh wind of playfulness and flirtation in the air this week as passionate Mars enters breezy Gemini on Monday. It should be easy to connect with others, but more difficult to maintain focus and honor commitment with this easily distracted transit. Holding on to fixed patterns and plans could be a significant challenge now; embracing change will make life sweeter all the way around.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your curiosity is aroused as your energetic ruling planet Mars visits diversity-seeking Gemini and your chatty 3rd house this week. However, a tendency to skip out on your obligations can prove problematic this weekend when the Moon in stable Taurus dips into your secretive 12th House. Letting others in on your plans is the least you can do. A bit of consideration for the feelings of those around you is worth the effort.

 
Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

The Moon’s shift into your stubborn sign on Saturday afternoon increases your need for comfort and pleasure. But the consistency you desire may be hard to come by as the Sun forms a stressful square with revolutionary Uranus on Sunday. Applying a small dose of flexibility to every situation will give you the chance to avoid conflicts that are not likely to lead to an easy resolution.

 
Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Assertive Mars’ entry into your sign on Monday initiates a period of hyperactivity that brings more excitement to your personal life. You are drawn to new people and experiences now more than ever. This adventurous spirit spices up the feisty and flirtatious sides of your personality, inspiring you to create fun wherever you go. However, your light-hearted approach might make it very difficult to stabilize a serious relationship. Being completely honest allows you to play without any pangs of guilt.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

If you’re itching for change or having a nagging sense of uncertainty, it could be due to Mars’ stealth-like move into your secretive 12th house on Monday. The warrior planet is traveling through restless Gemini, kicking up energy that’s difficult to manage. Facing issues head-on or finding a method to quiet your nerves is a way to regain the equilibrium you may be missing.

 
Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The Moon’s entry into earthy Taurus on Saturday occurs in your 10th House of Public Responsibility. While this lunar alignment is good for showing off your leadership skills, it can also weigh you down with duties that cut into your social time. Avoid overloading yourself with professional obligations if you want the freedom to pursue love and pleasure this weekend.

 
Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might want to stretch your boundaries this weekend with the Moon’s visit to your 9th House of Faraway Places on Saturday. Travel, cultural activities and people from different backgrounds can provide a sense of stimulation that opens both your heart and mind. Your enthusiasm is high, but don’t make long-term plans with someone new just yet. Exploring life with a more adventurous attitude allows you to play without any strings attached.

 
Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

A lunar transit through your partnership houses starting on Thursday should keep your social life on the front burner this week. But whatever happens, be ready for a sudden change on Sunday when surprise-generating Uranus clashes with the illuminating Sun. Encountering rebellious feelings or an unexpected shift of circumstances requires lots of flexibility on your part to stay afloat.

 
Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Expect close relationships to change direction this week as your ruling planet Mars moves into your 8th House of Deep Sharing. You’ll need to adapt quickly and communicate more openly to stay on track where you are, or to make a meaningful new connection. If you can remain sweet and honest in the midst of a difficult conversation, greater intimacy will be your sweet reward.

 
Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Aggressive Mars entering your 7th House of Partners on Monday should raise the level of romantic activity in your personal life. You might attract a flirtatious individual who is fun to be around but difficult to read. It’s also possible that you will be the one who sends mixed messages. Either way, it’s essential to discern seriousness from silliness before you invest your heart.

 
Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The Moon’s dance into your 5th House of Romance on Saturday afternoon can make this a sensually pleasing weekend. There is a risk, though, of promising or expecting too much when the positive vibrations flow. Sunday could bring a sudden shift of mood or change of plans, requiring you to alter your position instead of holding your ground. Stay light on your feet to meet others halfway.

 
Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Mars, the planet of action, activates your 5th House of Play on Monday, initiating a period of greater personal expression. You’re ready to take the lead to bring more love and fun into your life, but you might not be clear on where you want it to go. Keep things light, lively and spontaneous instead of making overly elaborate plans. Your unique brand of creativity is your secret weapon now.

 

Pisces Horoscope

Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The Sun’s sweet alignment with your generous ruling planet Jupiter can make for a cozy Saturday. You don’t need to go far from home or do anything special to open your heart to the art of giving and receiving. Sunday, though, is a different story as reckless Uranus tends to turn moods and expectations upside down, requiring quick adjustments on everyone’s part. A healthy sense of humor will come in handy to break up any tension that might arise.

Your Daily Horoscopes for June 20

The humanitarian Aquarius Moon depersonalizes our feelings without necessarily making us less emotional. We are more moved to express ourselves about social wrongs and political injustices now, rather than our individual plights. We’re reminded that we can’t rationalize all our desires when the Moon shifts into watery Pisces at 4:45 pm EDT. However, we’re drawn in several directions as energetic Mars enters multifaceted Gemini later this evening.

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

A bit of confidence is a good thing, but you could take it too far today. It’s unwise to believe that you can do everything you want, so choose your battles very carefullyand then give it your best shot. Unfortunately, if you attempt to take on more than you can handle now, you’ll quickly wish that your life was moving at a slower pace.

 
Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

It’s a good idea to slow down and concentrate because the interpersonal dynamics at work may be complicated today. Fortunately, you have an intuitive sense that cuts through the complexities of office politics and gets to the core of the issue. Others will look to you for guidance now because they think you know what’s going on. Although it’s helpful to share your perspective, don’t forget that there are many different ways to reach the same destination.

 
Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Current circumstances pull you one way today while your fantasies lure you in a totally different direction. On other days your confusion could be problematic, but now it may be the key to balancing your commitments with your dreams. Don’t try to limit your thinking with logic because your imagination can offer workable answers that are not restrained by the constraints of the real world.

 
Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Hanging out with your friends has been an antidote recently to an uncomfortable relationship situation. Unfortunately, you may feel more vulnerable now and your fear of being hurt motivates you to withdraw into the safety of your own private world. Thankfully, social settings can provide the opportunity for low-key casual interactions that won’t stir up too much resistance. Enjoy others without becoming enmeshed in any complicated emotional melodramas.

 
Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The Moon’s visit to your 7th House of Companions may tempt you to pin your hopes and dreams on someone else now. Although a solid partnership won’t likely pose any special difficulties, you are more prone to project your fantasies onto others. Attaching your goals onto those closest to you can naturally alter interpersonal dynamics. Let your mind meander for a while, but don’t confuse an enticing daydream with a viable relationship path.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are growing more enthusiastic about expanding your range of activity now. You’re ready to make your move by heading out on an adventure and journeying to new destinations. Perhaps you might even think about a completely different area of study that opens your mind and widens your intellectual horizons. However, make sure to connect your latest venture with the practical side of life, even if your interests are conceptual, like history, literature or philosophy. Keep your feet on the ground or you’ll quickly lose interest down the road.

 
Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The Moon in your 5th House of Self-Expression brings out your artistic inclinations now, and you would be wise to put your creativity into motion. Fortunately, you can tap into a deep mother lode of symbolism by allowing yourself to sink into your own silence. But you still need to bring your experiences out into the open and turn them into something that resonates with others.

 
Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You could fall into the trap of needing to be right if someone tries to overpower your reasoning with a false sense of authority. Unfortunately, there is little room for give and take unless both parties are open to what the other is saying. Your current rigidity might motivate your opponent to present an argument so well considered that you are willing to change your mind. Holding on to your position can be a wise move up to a point. Knowing when to jump ship is even smarter.

 
Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Just because you have a strong opinion about how to do something at work, your certainty doesn’t make your idea the best way. Being open to learning from others requires you to let go of your attachment to being right. Forget about proving your superiority; instead, acknowledge that everyone has something special to offer. Respectfully asking your co-workers to share their knowledge and expertise is a sign of your own intelligence.

 
Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Seeking pleasure while at work can also improve your self-esteem today. When you feel better about yourself, you will likely grow more productive in everything that you do. Your new efficiency begins with giving yourself permission to have fun. Ironically, an act of apparent selfishness can replenish your energy and enable you to offer more to others in return.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The paradox of the day stems from the relationship between simplicity and complexity. Oddly enough, eliminating extraneous noise so you can concentrate on fewer tasks is quite complicated. Interpersonal politics might grow entangled and there’s a variety of possible scenarios to be considered now. Nevertheless, you’ll be happier once you cut back unnecessary activities. Luckily, your job should get easier once you make the commitment to follow through with whatever you start.

Pisces Horoscope

Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your outlandish fantasies may take you to distant galaxies or parallel universes while the Moon is traveling through your 12th House of Imagination. However, the real focus now is on what you do and not on what you think. Take the most direct course of action possible, for it will lead you to your desired destination. Make a map and then follow it with unwavering intention.

the daily humorscopes for monday, june 20

the daily humorscope

Monday, June 20, 2011

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You will decide to take up juggling, today, and will become exceedingly good at it. Eventually, you’ll start an offbeat new religion, and proclaim that Supreme Truth will be revealed to those who juggle.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You will become a bit nervous when you spot the Feldsteins, next door, doing a Bantu war dance. Perhaps you should call in sick today, and just stay indoors watching Wheel Of Fortune?
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Dispite having a brilliant mind and a lot of terrific friends, you find yourself stagnating in a quiet backwater, with financial success nowhere in sight. You will go into business for yourself, however, making frozen Piroshki based on your grandmother’s recipe, and will become rich and famous. Your grandmother will thwap you with her umbrella.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You will finally come to understand what Mies Van der Rohe was talking about when he said “Less is more.” He was talking about his brother, Lester Van der Rohe, and was referring to a small weight-gain problem.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Today an ecologically-minded organic foods co-op will move into your home, while you’re away. You’ll be smelling whole-wheat fig bars for months, even if you succeed in extricating them. (Which is unlikely, in today’s political climate. They need somewhere to hide. Have a heart.)
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Someone named Tyrone is about to sell you a vacuum cleaner. There’s nothing much you can do about it, I’m afraid.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You will have trouble with the telephone, in which, no matter what number you call, you reach “Mo’s Leather Emporium”. Don’t take it lightly.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You will go into business making those little sugar packets that restaurants use, and make a fortune. The restaurants will have to use fewer of yours than anyone else’s. Is it due to the pictures on the packets, of really fat people? Who knows.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You are being followed by fierce warriors of the Nez Perce tribe. You know – those guys with the little frameless glasses on the chains around their necks? Not surprisingly, many of the Nez Perce became fierce librarians.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
You will become trapped in the sofa, again. People will point and laugh.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
It was a simple mistake, which anyone could have made. What’s more, now you know better. I think, though, that the expression is too widespread for you to actually get it changed to “never look a gift horse in either end”.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Uh oh. The cows have come home, and the fat lady is about to sing. Better come up with some new excuses, quick! You can do that while you’re coping with the unpleasant result of the cows coming home.

Today’s Featured Picture (close your eyes, kiddies!)

Today’s featured picture

Kenyon Cox nude study This study drawing by Kenyon Cox shows the allegorical figure of Romance nude, bending her head to read a book on her lap. Romance is one figure in a painting, The Arts, in the north-end lunette of the Southwest Gallery in the Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building. Cox was an advocate of figurative art—art that is clearly sourced from real objects—and is therefore by definition representational rather than abstract art.

Restoration: Lise Broer

 

Did You Know………

Did you know…

From Wikipedia’s newest content:

Head of decim periodical cicada with red eyes and three red ocelli arranged in a triangle between the eyes

  • … that a new species of decim periodical cicada (pictured) was discovered by studying the songs of Brood XIX, now re-emerging in 2011 after 13 years underground?
  • … that Andrew Marvell wrote poems accusing Vice-Admiral Sir William Berkeley of cowardice, even after Berkeley’s death in battle?
  • … that walls and the ceiling of the Unionskirche (Union Church) in Idstein are covered with 38 oil paintings from the Dutch Golden Age school of Rubens?
  • … that independent filmmaker Frank Sudol wrote, animated, voiced, directed, and composed all of the music for his film Dead Fury?
  • … that the Ghana Trades Union Congress, an umbrella group that unites various workers’ groups in Ghana, was established in 1945?
  • … that in 1972, Enoch T. Nix, president of the Louisiana State Board of Education, proposed the closing of historically black Southern University at New Orleans, an issue revived in 2011 by Governor Bobby Jindal?
  • … that in 1463 Thomas Bettz left £26 13s 4d in his will—a fortune in those days—to help pay for the repair of the bells of St Martin’s Church in Ruislip?

On This Day…….

On this day…

June 20: World Refugee Day; Flag Day in Argentina

SS Savannah

  • 451 – A coalition led by Roman General Flavius Aetius and Visigothic king Theodoric I clashed violently with the Hunnic alliance commanded by Attila at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains.
  • 1819 – Arriving in Liverpool, the SS Savannah (pictured) became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1862 – Barbu Catargiu, the first Prime Minister of Romania, was assassinated after denying people the right of assembly to commemorate the Revolutions of 1848.
  • 1893 – After a widely publicized trial, American Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murder of her father and stepmother.
  • 1900 – Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army began a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing.
  • 1973 – Snipers fired into a crowd of Peronists near the Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires, killing at least 13 people and injuring 365 others.

In The News……

In the news

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

  • In response to ongoing protests in Morocco, King Mohammed VI (pictured) announces constitutional reform proposals to be voted on in a referendum.
  • Ongoing flooding in the People’s Republic of China affects more than ten million people and causes more than US$3 billion in damage.
  • Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati forms a new government.
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeds Osama bin Laden as al-Qaeda’s leader.
  • Let the Great World Spin, by Irish writer Colum McCann, wins the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
  • In ice hockey, the Boston Bruins defeat the Vancouver Canucks in game seven to win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972.