Your Rune for July 9th is Kano reversed / Opening reversed

Kano reversed / Opening reversed

 

 

Accept that something is coming to an end and that the light is darkening. That what you try to hold onto is outlived, whether it is a friendship, or old habits.
The easier you let go, the faster you will return to stability.
For every door closing, there is another opening.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for July 9th is 55: Great Abundance

55: Great Abundance

Hexagram 55

 General Meaning: A time of abundance comes into full flower when the powers of leadership and teamwork are at their peak. The situation is like that of the sun at midday — a high noon of clarity, insight and progress. Such peak periods can be brief. Whether this refers to a national cycle, a business boom or a period of abundance, it is important to bale your hay while the sun is shining.

During a period of abundance, it benefits one to show benevolence, to share the fruit of one’s good fortune. Think of good deeds now as a hedge against times of scarcity in the future. This reading bodes well for expansion in love, the raising of children and the nurturing of a healthy family or any close-knit group.

Today’s Tarot Card for July 9th is The Anchoret

The Anchoret

This Tarot Deck: Cagliostro

General Meaning: The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

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

Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, July 9th

Yesterday’s intensity continues, yet our emotions may be easier to manage today. The Moon shifts into controlling Scorpio at 2:31 am EDT, helping us to contain our passions, while an early morning sextile from romantic Venus to expansive Jupiter pushes us to break out of our shells. A supportive sextile from logical Mercury to stabilizing Saturn sustains steady growth if we stop long enough to make a plan, instead of rushing ahead too soon.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your impulsive reactions may create unnecessary trouble today, especially if you don’t acknowledge someone’s existing boundaries. There are times when it’s acceptable to push back against another person’s resistance, but it must be done in a thoughtful manner. Stop to consider if you may be stepping out of line. A healthy relationship depends upon your ability to respect your partner’s needs for personal space.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may be quite optimistic today because your ruling planet Venus receives a positive attitude adjustment from joyful Jupiter. But anyone who actually takes the time to communicate with you quickly realizes that you’ve given serious thought to your current position. Others may be surprised by how practical your analysis is now. Nevertheless, it’s still a good idea to step through your plan one more time prior to taking action.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Reality comes back into focus slowly today, and it could take a few more days before your feet are both on the ground again. Nevertheless, you are tempted to milk an opportunity for all it can offer. There’s nothing wrong with trying to make a special moment last longer, but it’s also wise to pay attention to the cues you receive from others. Balancing your current desire to have fun with following a more serious agenda will give you the best of both worlds.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Your immediate environment feels more spacious today, giving you enough room to contemplate your feelings without judgmental restrictions by others. But this current openness may be daunting if you decide to share your thoughts, because you might not be able to figure out when to stop. Thankfully, you can use your common sense to balance your need for connection with your desire to be alone.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Although you may believe that you’re being adaptable, you’re more fixed than you realize today. Unfortunately, sticking to your original agenda might bring more frustration than happiness, especially if you pass up an interesting opportunity because of your lack of flexibility. Ultimately, it’s about trusting the process; letting go of control could turn an uncomfortable situation into a positive one.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are happily surprised by the easy flow of feelings today, but you might feel challenged to maintain a cool analytical approach to your goals. Your subjectivity may have more impact than you wish, leading you to compensate by retreating into the safety of your logic. Although you are probably more comfortable trusting your thoughts rather than your emotions, shielding yourself from the uncertainties of your desires can also lessen the joy they bring.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your ruling planet Venus receives a boost from jolly Jupiter now, lifting your spirits higher and higher. Although you want to be indulged by someone you like, there may be a reason why you won’t allow yourself to let loose and have fun. As crucial as it is to live up to your promises and fulfill your responsibilities, it’s also important to recognize that you will have more to offer others in the long run if you take some time to enjoy yourself today.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

The Moon’s return to your sign brings wide mood swings, and you aren’t sure whether to feel happy or sad because each new opportunity also presents a serious obstacle. Fortunately, you should be able to work within the limits of nearly any situation now, as long as you don’t greedily expect something for nothing. Be willing to do the serious thinking, detailed planning and heavy lifting required to make the most of the present moment.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Much of what’s happening for you is hidden from others now, although they may think they know what you are experiencing. Fortunately, you realize that it’s wise to keep some of your feelings quiet, even though buoyant Jupiter helps you put on a great show of love and support. Don’t feel responsible to explain your thoughts to anyone today; it will be easier to discuss your secret worries next week.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You aren’t happy about dealing with someone if you know that he or she isn’t being honest with you. You intuitively sense when others are hiding their feelings, but you can’t confront them now or they’ll get defensive and slip deeper into denial. Your lesson now is to learn how to live with uncertainty. You won’t likely hear the rest of the story for a few days, so be patient and take comfort in knowing that you will discover the truth in time.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You like the positive vibes coming your way today because it feels as if others are encouraging you to be yourself. However, you can’t put your finger on something that doesn’t feel quite right. Unfortunately, you only grow more frustrated as you struggle to discover what you don’t know — especially because you actually might not be missing anything at all. There’s nothing you need to do now; your weird sense of uncertainty will pass. In the meantime, accept the support that you receive with humility and grace.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are in a smooth emotional flow today, but you aren’t sure where the currents are heading. Thankfully, your destination isn’t what’s important; what matters is that you stay as open as possible so you can fully experience each moment. But this isn’t about escaping from responsibilities, for you still must fulfill your obligations. Don’t overanalyze what’s happening; your primary job now is to stay in touch with what’s in your heart.

New Moon Report for July 9th – Uranus Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde

Saturday, July 9

Revolution begins within when this radical planet turns retrograde. Freedom is not something that’s measured by what others allow us to do but comes from the liberty that we give ourselves. Uranus’ 5-month reversal could delay some external breakthroughs, but helps us recognize resistance so that we can free ourselves from self-imposed limitations.

the daily humorscopes for saturday, july 9th

the daily humorscope

Saturday, July 09, 2011

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You will be attacked and beaten by a group of Nuns. When a baffled pair of mounted urban police drag them off you, they will refuse to say why they were attacking you, and will sulk.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You will have more psychotronic energy today than usual. I recommend that you direct it towards the fridge. There’s something alive in there.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Beware of clams, today.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Stop slouching, and sit up straight! How do you expect to get ahead in the world if you pay no attention to proper posture?
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
While cracking your knuckles today, you will be a bit startled to hear a “ping” sound rather than a “pop.” That’s a bad habit, anyway.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
When you were young, your heart was an open book. You used to say “live and let live.” But if this ever-changing world, which we live in, makes you give it a miss, say “live and let die.” Or something.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Excellent time to take up weasel ranching. Or at least to claim that’s what you do, at parties.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You will find yourself using a very old spreadsheet program, soon. So old, in fact, that the columns have to be either Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
A package will arrive for you today, from a distant relative in Tibet. Scarlet-robed assassins will begin following you.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Stay out of the Cheez Doodles today.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Don’t you owe someone a thank-you note? If not, send one anyway — that’s always fun.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Time to commit some random acts of kindness. I have developed an algorithm for this. The next time someone asks you for a quarter (or any small coin), take one out of your pocket, and toss it in the air. Heads, give it to them. Tails, put it back in your pocket, and tell them you haven’t got any. Or whatever – remember, the important thing is to be RANDOM.

Dream Travel

Astral travel in your dreams.

  1. Before sleep, fix in your mind where you want to go, whom you want to visit. Fix the image of it and the image of yourself–what do you look like? What are you wearing?
  2. Pay attention to details. Change yourself with a mission.
  3. Practice!
  4. Keep a diary of your journeys.

Basic Astral Projection

A practice method, to be performed initially while you’re  awake. Repeat as needed. Some show quick aptitude for astral prljection but it’s not unusual to require years of practice. Sometimes initial success is followed by a long period of challenge.

  1. Lie down, relax, shut your eyes.
  2. Visualize yourself standing at the foot of your bed, exactly as it is, looking at yourself.

Basic Astral Projection Instructions

Some people can develop a skill called astral projection, which is something like dreaming, in that the subconscious mind takes over – but in astral projection, your spirit actually leaves this earthly plane and enters in a different reality. Basically, astral projection is a way of releasing your spirit from your body and letting it fly free. Just watch out for birds and low-flying planes!

Astral projection can be used to visit loved  ones on the other side, to relive moments you wish you could get back, or to gain knowledge from spirit guides. It may sound very supernatural and mysterious to you, but bear with me. This is another type of creative visualization, so even if you aren’t completely sure that you want to leave this world and enter other dimensions, think of it as a way to open your mind and explore its limits.

To give astral project a whirl, begin by following the same steps you would for meditation. Find a quiet spot, light candles, play music, burn incense, and breathe deeply. Then follow the steps below:

  1. Imagine a beam of white light shooting from your feet right up through the top of your head. White light is always used for protection from sinister spirits or entities, and it will be important for this little journey you’re about to take.
  2. Say a prayer for protection.
  3. Imagine yourself tethered to your bed or to the ground with a cord made of “white” or “pur” energy. Wiccans and psychics use what some might call white or pure energy to keep their souls attached to their bodies while in the dream state.
  4. Feel your spirit (or your soul or “second body,” as some people call it) and rise out of your physical body. Nothing can impede it–you can rise right through the ceiling, through the apartment above you, through the roof, and then go anywhere you want.
  5. If you encounter your spirit guides when you’ve out of your body, go ahead and talk to them. Ask them anything you want–that’s why you’re in this state.
  6. If you feel scared, just remember that cord that’s keeping you bound to the physical plane. You can always simply say, “I want to go back now” and return to your body.

Some people experience a jolt or a sense of falling when they are just about to project. This may be because, as one theory puts it, the spirit doesn’t gently float upward when it is leaping your body, but actually moves down into your back, out to the side, and then up. Have you ever been drifting off to sleep and then awakened with a start? This is when you know that you are on the brink of leaving your body.

Remember with astral projection, there is nothing you can’t do, nowhere you can’t go and nothing you can’t ask! And since some spirit guides are thousands of years old, you may return home with information and advice you would never hear from anyone else.

Astral Projection Should Not……..

Astral projection should not be attempted under influence of intoxicants of any kind, or any pharmaceuticals. The extremely aged, frail or ill, and also those who’ve suffered sexual abuse or post-traumatic stress, are extremely vulnerable to soul loss. Astral projection can potentially be harmful in any of the above situations. If you generally possess a sense of being out of focus or of being estranged from your body, do not attempt astral projection at least not without experienced, reliable, expert shamanic supervision. Get references for a shaman the  same way you would for a doctor, plumber or other professional.

Astral Projection

The dream soul is liberated to journey during dreams. Astral projection attempts to reap the benefits of the dream state yet also retain memory of the experience, together with conscious control of all situations. For some it is the ultimate form of travel.

According to some occult theories, the journeying soul and body remains connected by a thin silvery cord, sort of a permanent “astral umbilical cord.” Thus the soul can confidently wander with full assurance that that cord will lead back to the body, as surely as Ariadne’s thread lead. Theseus safely from the labyrinth. Easier said than done, the dream soul often resists travel as long as waking consciousness remains. Sleep is what unlocks the gate for the soul. Because of this astral travel during sleep, if you can learn to stimulate and control the process this provides the best of both sleeping and waking realms.

Astral travel can occur while awake or during sleep. Practice during waking hours, together with the study of lucid dreaming techniques, enhances the chances for successful dream astral travel. Some find it an extremely challenging process, while others take to it naturally. The soul consciously journeys, flies to a chosen destination, while the body rests passively below. Descended from shamanic rites, there are various methods to accomplish astral projection and various tools to encourage success. Even when traveling while awake, astral projection mimics the dream state. Take whatever protective precautions you would use in dreams.

The end of the journey, the return to the body, is typically effortless. As soon as you awake, body and soul are automatically re-joined, although ideally this is a natural, gradual process. If you waken naturally, there are usually no re-connection difficulties.

If abruptly awakened, some actually feel a jolt. Others experience a brief moment of shock, panic, or disorientation, which may lead to soul loss.