Crystal of the Day for July 6th is Kunzite

Crystal of the Day


This beautiful pink crystal, named after the American gemstone specialist G. F. Kunz, who discovered it at the start of the 20th century, is the most sought after member of the spodumene family (to which the delicate green hiddenite also belongs). It forms long, striated prisms which can be opaque but are often deeply translucent or completely transparent. Kunzite’s colour from a side view is pale, but looking down the length of the crystal, it deepens to an appealing pinky violet. Occasionally, spodumene crystals will contain areas of pink and green together.

Identification and care

  • Kunzite crystals contain parallel striations.

  • Stones darken in colour once mined.


  • Strengthens the heart and attunes us to universal love

  • Counteracts aggression

  • Helps us to understand other people

  • Bring conflict to a resolution

Healing Functions

  • Supports the cardiovascular system and thyroid function

  • Enhances self-esteem

  • Helps to override negative, unhelpful thought patterns – very protective

  • Creates a space for meditation

Practical Ideas

  • To heal and protect where love is lacking place kunzite at the heart and arrange four clear quartz, points outward, in a diamond shape around the body.

  • Wear a pendant of kunzite or hiddenite to provide yourself with invaluable protection during difficult emotional times.

Herb of the Day for July 6th is Gorse

Herb of the Day


Folk Names:  Broom, Frey, Furze, Fyrs, Gorst, Goss, Prickly Broom, Ruffet, Whin

Gender:  Masculine

Planet:  Mars

Element:  Fire

Deities:  Jupiter, Thor

Powers:  Protection, Money

Magickal Uses:  Gorse is a good protectant against evil. In Wales hedges of the prickly gorse are used to protect the home against fairies, who cannot penetrate the hedge.

Gorse is also used in money spells, it attracts gold.

Saint of the Day for July 6th is St. Teilo

Saint of the Day

St. Teilo

6th century

Welsh bishop, also called Eliud, Issell, Teillo, Teilou, Dub, and Theliau. A native of Penally, Pembrokshire, Wales, he studied under Sts. Dyfrig and Dubricius. He accompanied the famed St. David ofWales to Jerusalem and was a friend and assistant to St. Samson in Brittany, France, for seven years. Returning to Wales in 554, he was quite successful as a preacher and founded and served as abbot-bishop of Llandaff monastery in Dyfed, Wales. He was buried in Llandaff Cathedral.

Deity of the Day for July 6th is Manannan Mac Lir (Irish, Welsh)

Deity of the Day

Manannan Mac Lir (Irish, Welsh)

Celtic sea God. Guardian and protector of the blessed islands Arran and the Isle of Man. He is also thought to hold connections with the Tuatha De Danaan. The original crane bag belonged to Manannan, in this he would keep his coracle and the original hallows of Britain and after which Cormac quested. He is one of the Grail guardians along with Pryderi, and skilled in the art of shapeshifting; appearing in the forms of heron or crane. He is known too for the loving of women. Sometimes seen riding a sea chariot, he is not bound to the seas and has been associated with rivers, lakes and lochs… possibly even springs and wells. Water worship was hallowed to the Celts, and they would leave treasures and offerings in lakes, lochs etc. During the Roman conquests these were plundered and the waters sold. Therefore in more ways than one they robbed the Celts of their treasures. He dressed in a green cloak and a gold headband. A shape-shifter. Chief Irish sea god, equivalent of the Welsh Llyr. Son of the sea god Lir. At Arran he had a palace called Emhain of the Apple Trees. His swine, which constantly renewed themselves, were the chief food of the Tuatha De Danann and kept them from ageing. He had many famous weapons: two spears called Yellow Shaft and Red Javelin; swords called The Retaliator, Great Fury, and Little Fury. His boat was called Wave Sweeper, and his horse, Splendid Mane. He had magic armour that prevented wounds and could make the Tuatha invisible at will. God of the sea, navigators, storms, weather at sea, fertility, sailing, weather-forecasting, magic, arts, merchants and commerce, rebirth.

Your Daily Influences for July 6th

Your Daily Influences
July 6, 2011

Tarot Influence

Rune Influence

Charm Influence
Nine of Wands Reversed
There are obstacles before you. Health problems, discontent and adversity may need to be overcome.
Hagalaz is the hail Rune. It denotes chaos, destruction and disruption on a primal level. You may experience delays in moving toward your goals.
The Caduceus
You will find you have within you the ability to resolve all conflicts and disagreements with regard to this aspect. You will find an eloquence you did not realize before.
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.

Your Animal Spirit for July 6th is The Buffalo

Your Animal Spirit for Today
July 6, 2011

your daily animal spirit for today


Buffalo has come snorting into your life today to bring a message of great hope. Buffalo sacrificed every part of his physical body to support those who hunted him—but he also gave his spirit. And, it’s that spirit of hope, abundance, and a bright future that he brings to you today. If you are experiencing a troubled journey, help is here.

Chakra Levels for July 6th

The Chakras represent the seven primary energy hubs in the body. Life force energy is constantly flowing in and out of these centers. Just as the cosmos is constantly changing, so too are the levels of energy absorbed and radiated by our Chakra centers. The graph below is a representation of the quantities of Chakra energies available today.


Sahasrara – The Crown Chakra represents energies associated with cosmic consciousness, spirituality, knowledge, wisdom and inner peace.
Ajna – The Third Eye Chakra represents energies focused on both physical and spiritual vision. Psychic powers resonate from the Ajna Chakra, as well as your image of the Cosmos as a whole (the big picture) and the many nuances that make your journey unique.
Vishuddha – Throat Chakra is the energy center associated with communication and creativity. Your energy to express yourself verbally and creatively are derived from the Vishuddha Chakra.
Anahata – The Heart Chakra’s energy is concentrated on issues concerning your emotions. This energy fuels your power to love, feel compassion and maintain balance between disparate aspects of your being.
Manipura – The Power Chakra provides the energy that fuels our strength of will, individuality and sense of self-worth.
Svadhisthana – The Spleen or Sacral Chakra supplies the energy we use emotionally and sexually. This is the energy used to connect to others.
Muladhara – The Root or Base Chakra furnishes the energy used to create and maintain our foundation. This is the energy that keeps us on firm ground and provides us with the basic skills to uphold a place in the world.

The Planets Now for July 6th


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Position of the planets based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
14° 20′
in Cancer
24° 06′
in Virgo
07° 13′
in Leo
03° 10′
in Cancer
11° 05′
in Gemini
05° 45′
in Taurus
10° 52′
in Libra
04° 37′
in Aries
00° 50′
in Pisces
05° 41′
in Capricorn
Opposition: Saturn Uranus 6º
Opposition: Venus Pluto 2º
Quincunx: Mercury Pluto 1º
Semi-Sextile: Jupiter Uranus 1º
Sextile: Jupiter Neptune 4º
Sextile: Mercury Mars 3º
Sextile: Mercury Saturn 3º
Sextile: Neptune Pluto 4º
Sextile: Venus Jupiter 2º
Square: Mercury Jupiter 1º
Square: Saturn Pluto 5º
Square: Sun Saturn 3º
Square: Uranus Pluto 1º
Square: Venus Uranus 1º
Trine: Jupiter Pluto 0º
Trine: Mars Saturn 0º
Trine: Mercury Uranus 2º
Trine: Venus Neptune 2º
The Sun in Cancer
While the Sun is in Cancer family and home are the primary influences. Affection between family members is likely to increase. Familial bonds are likely to strengthen. Now is an ideal time to make improvements that make home life more comfortable and safe for all. Feelings of concern and compassion for the plight of others beyond the family should be quite strong at this time. Many may use this time to retreat and revitalize physical and spiritual energies.

Sun Opposition or Square Saturn
One’s picture of one’s self may be a bit muddled at this time. Self-doubt will dampen the spirit of many.

Moon In Virgo
Affection is likely to be expressed by proactive action. Overt displays of love may be difficult for many to muster. Much of the affection one is shown may looked upon as suspect. Avoid endlessly critiquing yourself and those around you.


Mercury In Leo
Logical thinking and consistent behavior are favored. While there may be a pronounced laid-back attitude towards life, an underlying need to succeed and solid planning will power progress. Now is a good time to further one’s education.

Mercury Sextile or Trine Mars
Persuasion through verbalizing sound ideas is a key to success during this aspect. Be wary of becoming dogmatic and verbally domineering.

Mercury Opposition or Square Jupiter
Ideas and schemes are likely to abound during this aspect. The trick will be to determine which ideas and schemes are actually viable. Focusing on the future is favored during this aspect.

Mercury Sextile or Trine Saturn
Focus and formulating logical solutions to challenges is favored during this aspect.

Mercury Sextile or Trine Uranus
The need for personal freedom is likely to be very high. Those who can wade through moments of chaos and confusion without panicking should do well at this time.

Venus In Cancer
The need to physically and spiritually express one’s love for their partner may be a very strong motivator. Indeed, the need to please may be so strong that it becomes so free floating that almost anyone could be the recipient.

Venus Sextile or Trine Jupiter
This aspect can lead one to be a bit indolent. If you need a break from your life’s current pace that’s great. However, if things in your life are at a critical stage, resisting the urge to take it easy is definitely suggested.

Venus Opposition or Square Uranus
The need for a tremendous amount of personal freedom is a key influence of this aspect. Relationships formed during this period are likely to be superficial and short lived.

Venus Sextile or Trine Neptune
During this aspect many will find giving far more rewarding than receiving. The arts are likely to be very attractive as either a pursuit or experience or both.

Venus Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect can bring one’s passions to a boil. The need for both physical and spiritual love may seem almost insatiable in some. In some cases passions may erupt into jealousy, as some will feel the need to be in control of every facet of their relationship to feel secure.

Mars In Gemini
Short term projects are favored. The tendency to take on more than one project at a time could be strong, and should be managed to avoid taking on more than can be done. Mental labor is favored over physical labor.

Mars Sextile or Trine Saturn
Long term goals are favored by this aspect. The willingness to sacrifice and the determination to succeed will further ensure success will be realized.

Jupiter In Aries
Material gain and lifestyle security will be strong influences during this period. Many may take life much more seriously than they usually do. Tackling challenges from a practical approach is likely to yield positive results.

Jupiter Sextile or Trine Neptune
Maintaining an open mind to all possibilities is favored during this aspect.

Jupiter Sextile or Trine Pluto
Visions of what is possible on a grand scale are likely during this aspect. Those who set their goals according to their current vision are likely to do well.

Saturn In Libra
Intimacy may be more of a chore than a pleasure. Some will find their progress towards strengthening intimate bonds and attaining goals muted by feelings of inadequacy.

Saturn Opposition or Square Uranus
Those who aren’t afraid of a little hard work are favored by this aspect. Remaining focused and taking things seriously are likely to produce substantial rewards. The ability to quickly change to stay atop rapidly evolving circumstances is a very valuable asset at this time.

Saturn Opposition or Square Pluto
This aspect may make it difficult to commit one’s self to anything beyond the moment at hand. However, those who do take on new goals will put the full force of their nature into achieving them.

Uranus In Aries
The astrological influence of Uranus is measured in increments of 7 years. What this means is that the effects of Uranus influence an entire generation. Day to day the Uranian influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Uranus is likely to be strikingly apparent.

Iconoclasm, independence and self-sufficiency are likely to be major themes during this period. Traditional values will be challenged. Those with a pioneering spirit will flourish.

Uranus Square Pluto
A mental restlessness and the need for complete personal freedom are possible influences of this aspect. In some the need for total autonomy may be so strong that they will challenge any attempt to subdue their independence.

Neptune In Pisces
Because Neptune takes approximately 14 years to move across Pisces its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Neptune in Pisces is likely to be strikingly apparent.

Gentleness, creativity, and the pursuit of spiritual truth are strong influences at this time. Many may find mysticism and unorthodox religions very attractive.

Neptune Trine Pluto
The exploration of spiritual issues is favored during this aspect. Introspection should lead many to better understand the underlying motives behind their behavior.

Pluto In Capricorn
Because Pluto takes approximately 15 years to move across Capricorn its day to day influence may be imperceptible, but when the period is viewed as a whole the impact of Pluto in Capricorn is likely to be strikingly apparent.

Strong economic gains can be made during this period. Pluto in Capricorn favors those who are able to make logical decisions and devise pragmatic solutions to the challenges before them.

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for July 6th is Beacon

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Today

The Beacon

The Beacon symbolizes both guidance to safe harbors and a warning of dangerous waters. The Beacon is represented by a lighthouse atop jagged rocks with its powerful light cutting a path that leads to an adjacent entrance to a calm harbor on a stormy night. The Beacon suggest that if you look for it, there is a general path for you to follow to reach a place of peace and harmony. However, The Beacon itself sets upon rough ground, so you must still step carefully as you follow it to quiet waters.

As a daily card, The Beacon provides guidance away from conflict. It implies that the path to resolving differences is marked and visible to any who look for it. The Beacon also warns that while there is a way to quell strife, you still must move carefully towards a solution.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for July 6th is 22:Grace and Beauty

22: Grace and Beauty

Hexagram 22

General Meaning: A splashy sunset bathes the mountains in a soft radiance; the light of a full moon dances on the surface of a rippling river. Grace and beauty adorn the natural world. Grace is not an all-powerful force, nor is it the essential or fundamental thing. By itself, it is form without content. Grace is moonlight on water, not the sunlight at noon. Yet grace brings artistic expression into the world, and enhances the quality of our lives.

In the arts, grace arises out of adherence to form: the dancer becoming the form of the dance, the musician giving life to the form of a musical score, the painter becoming one with the brush and canvas. In human affairs, grace is also aligned with form — with mastery of aesthetic and cultural patterns honed by time and honored by tradition. Through appreciation of graceful customs in human relationships we apprehend the pure beauty of the ideal, of life raised above the mere struggle for survival.

Possession of grace, like the bearing of a beautiful gift to a wedding, can add stature to those in humble positions. Take care to lend grace and dignity even to small happenings, while giving the weight of deep and careful consideration to matters of greater consequence. Though it should not be confused with true substance, an artistic flair can take one far in this world.

Your Daily Number for July 6th: 3

A recent conflict may be resolved today. It’s a wonderful day for intelligent discussions and the sharing of ideas. You may recognize beauty in life that you’d previously ignored, and harmony reigns supreme. All seems right in your world.

Fast Facts

About the Number 3

Theme: Expansive, Sociable, Dramatic, Diversified, Creative
Astro Association: Venus
Tarot Association: Empress

Today’s Tarot Card for July 6th is The Lovers

The Lovers

This Tarot Deck: African Tarot

General Meaning:Although it has taken on a strictly romantic revision of meaning in some modern decks, traditionally the Lovers card of Tarot reflected the challenges of choosing a partner. At a crossroads, one cannot take both paths. The images on this card in different decks have varied more than most, because we have had so many ways of looking at sex and relationships across cultures and centuries.Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures.

Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the Fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice — the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship — instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.

Daily Horoscopes for July 6th

We receive stabilizing support from ambitious Saturn’s easy trine to assertive Mars because we’re able to see results from what we do today. It’s wise to use this energy to consciously start a project now without taking any shortcuts. Meanwhile, the discriminating Virgo Moon reminds us that perfection is worth attaining. Although we may become so hung up in the details as we consider each alternative, the answers won’t come from logical analysis.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although this has been a high-intensity week, you’re ready to settle down and get some work done as your key planet Mars is motivated by taskmaster Saturn. Thankfully, the discriminating Virgo Moon helps you limit unnecessary activities. Rather than wasting time and scattering your energy, focus on the variety of things you have to do now. Even if it’s difficult for you to commit to a schedule, today it is required.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may breathe a sigh of relief now that the Moon is in fellow Earth sign Virgo. A familiar wave of practicality washes away the heightened intensity of the past few days. But this is no time to get lazy, for there is still so much to do. Fortunately, your actions seem to be on target today, enabling you to accomplish what must be done.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You are pulled in several directions as you sort out the most productive way to move through your busy day. Although you’re eager for experiences that pique your curiosity, you don’t have enough time to take everything in. You may be quite talkative and wish that you could interact with nearly everyone you meet, but you must make tough choices and limit your activities. Finding balance isn’t easy, yet thinking carefully about your decisions before you make them assures the best possible outcome.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Others may not be able to see past your hard-working exterior today, but your emotions are running strong and deep. You’ll feel better once you take a few deep breaths and give yourself some time to contemplate what works best for you. Otherwise, you’ll just get swept up into doing what’s expected, even if it means hiding what’s truly important to you now. If anyone pressures you to do anything that’s outside of your comfort zone, set clear boundaries before things become more complicated.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

A melodrama is beginning to fade while your common sense grows stronger by the hour. You have no interest in being waylaid by anyone’s emotionally intense story today, especially one that appears to go nowhere useful. Instead, apply your efforts toward making your day more efficient. Work hard, but once you meet your obligations, choose rest over frivolous activities. Conserving your energy is wise because it will take you longer than a day or two to finish your project.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The Moon’s visit to your sign is a strong reminder today that efficiently managing your internal world is a necessary part of putting your external affairs in order. Today’s attitude sets the stage for what’s ahead and if you let yourself become overwhelmed, things will only get harder to handle as the days fly by. But positive thinking isn’t enough; hard work is your most reliable tactic to achieve success.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You aren’t eager to reveal your innermost feelings today, but thankfully others might not even notice that you’re hiding something. It isn’t that you have big dark secrets; you’re just trying to prevent your relationships from growing more complicated. Consider the potential impact of what you do prior to taking action. Practicing a bit of self-restraint now is easier than dealing with the negative consequences afterward.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your friends may be overly critical about your work today as the Moon finishes up her stay in your social 11th house. Fortunately, you are self-assured now, enabling you to use the valuable feedback you receive without getting discouraged by anyone else’s judgments. Utilizing your common sense helps you avoid taking any comments too personally.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You want everyone to accept your authority today as the Moon moves through your 10th House of Public Status. However, it isn’t enough to be right; you also want others to appreciate you for your intelligence and your competence. Still, it’s tempting to get sidetracked by big ideas, so keep your plans simple and then do your best to make them real.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Ironically, it’s easier to have fun today if you also have responsibilities that demand your attention. Even if you cannot act on the spur of the moment to join others in a playful activity, you can include time for socializing into your schedule. As paradoxical as it sounds, establishing an agenda allows you to be more spontaneous.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

It’s challenging to focus on your work today when you have so much self-analysis going on in your own mind. You are smart to channel your internal noise into creative pursuits, rather than just wasting your energy. Don’t be concerned if others think you are too serious now. You have pressing matters to handle that don’t leave you with a lot of time to engage in social niceties. Your actions will speak for you, instead.



Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although you may want to do things your own way today, you’ll get along better with everyone if you respect the perspectives of others. Don’t get so wrapped up in your own work that you cannot be sensitive to someone else. But there’s no reason to set aside your own needs in deference to the preferences of your workmates. Finding common ground enables you to do your own thing while still following the rules of the game.

the daily humorscopes for wednesday, july 6th

the daily humorscope 

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Today is the second-to-last day, of the 19th segment of your life. Time to learn to appreciate tofu (bean curd).
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
If you’ve been wanting to become a religious leader, today is the day to get cracking on it. Otherwise, probably an uneventful day.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You’ll find more, and very “interesting”, uses for cocktail umbrellas today.
Cancer (June 21 – July 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.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You are about to start a band, with friends, which will be called “Rainy Daze.” You will choose that name primarily because one of your group simply doesn’t care for “Clenched Buttocks” as a band name.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Today you will be overcome with a sudden strong urge to learn to play a wooden flute while cavorting around in the forest. I recommend you treat those separately at first. You’ll find what you need under “Music, Instruction” and under “Cavorting, Instruction.” Don’t get talked into buying any cavorting supplies, though — they’re really only needed by professionals.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Good time to be happy-go-lucky! You’ll find that works out a lot better than the sad-go-accident-prone you’ve been trying.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You will go to a wedding soon, at which you will be uncomfortable. You’ll have fun throwing rice, though. In fact, chances are good that you’ll take up rice throwing as a hobby. “It’s not just for weddings any more,” you’ll say.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You will read an oevre in a new genre. Actually, it will be an X-Men(tm) comic book, but you’ve never been one of those stuffy people who are unwilling to try new things.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Don’t do that. Your face could get stuck that way. Oh, I’m sorry. I hadn’t realized it already did…
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Hmm. Hard to read this one. The carrot stopped right between “catches horrible disfiguring disease” and “loses everything in major earthquake”. I guess you can pick whichever one you want, in this case.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You will soon need to look older than you actually are. Bushy eyebrows generally do the trick. You’ll find that a little rubber cement and a pair of sleepy hamsters are just what you need.