Hematite

This shiny black, slate-gray or silvery-red mineral is used for safety during astral travel and to ground you once your spirit  returns to your body.  This crystal is very good for people with circulatory problems or anemia. It’s also excellent for memory and mental stimulation,  so witches wear hematite while performing spells that may be difficult or lengthy. If you were a witch in a previous life, by wearing hematite you may be able to tap into a precious existence and drum up some of the old spells and potions you used in the past.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for July 13 is 19: Approach of Spring

19: Approach of Spring

Hexagram 19

General Meaning: It is as if spring is approaching. Good times ahead feel inevitable; there is vitality in the air. This is a most auspicious time. Like a snake emerging from hibernation, negative forces are barely stirring and can be effectively controlled. This is a time of hopeful progress, and must be used to best advantage. When approaching good fortune, paying attention to what is happening now earns great dividends. All in all, a clear road lies ahead.

Take some action now, for at some point this ripe opportunity for advancement will be reversed. No spring lasts forever. It’s wise to stay alert and note the changing seasons and the energy they call for.

Spring is the season of new relationships. In the bounty of good times, new bonds form effortlessly. Relationships born in spring can serve well to warm the following autumn and winter.

Citrine

The “cuddle quartz” as it is often called, carries the energy and colors of the sun. It is a harmonizing stone that can make you feel at peace with the world. If you are lonely hold a piece of citrine and feel the energy of love come into your soul. If you are angry with someone and want to vent your spleen, then citrine will calm you. When witches want a bit more money energy, they use citrine along with money spells. This is the stone of abundance, good luck and inspiration, so keep a piece on you at all times and you will never have to worry about paying your bills?

Your Daily Number for July 13th: 8

Today is a day of karma in action; this could mean either rewards or loss. While you may be feeling generous, it’s not a good day for gambling. Your feelings of loyalty for friends will be strong; you may even spend some time reminiscing today. Your health will improve vastly with exercise, so get moving!

Fast Facts

About the Number 8

Theme: Power, Responsibility, Good Judgment, Financial Rewards
Astro Association: Leo
Tarot Association: Strength

Today’s Tarot Card for July 13th is Temperance

Temperance

This Tarot Deck: Golden Tarot

General Meaning: What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled “Art” in the Crowley deck.)

Amethyst

This lavender-purple crystal has a gentle vibration and can be used for healing or to help clam stress and nerves. When someone is not well, amethyst can be place near the ailing person or worn next to the skin. After the crystal has been worn for a week, it is best to rinse the stone in tepid water every evening for seven days and then let dry it overnight. When the healing process is done, leave the crystal overnight.

Your Daily Horoscopes for July 13th

The moody Moon shifts into calculating Capricorn at 10:13 am EDT, reflecting our need to downplay our emotions, especially if they get in the way of our success. Although everything should be a bit quieter since we have no major planetary aspects prior to Friday’s early morning Full Moon, a difficult lunar square to irrepressible Uranus indicates a surprise. Additionally, the Moon joins shadowy Pluto to drag a dark secret out into the open.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are set on reaching your goals today and might not slow down if someone purposefully stands in your path. Unfortunately, confrontation isn’t the best way to respond. Recognize that you may be obsessive about whatever it is you desire to do, even if you simply want to rest. The truth is that it truly does make sense to relax now while you have the chance.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your stubbornness can land you in big trouble now, or it can serve you very well if you are already on your desired course. But you might just need a little help from your friends to steer you in the right direction, even if you think that you’re not interested in listening to their opinions. Don’t resist the sensible advice of a trustworthy workmate today; remind yourself to remain open to all the good ideas you hear.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may feel uncomfortably restrained by circumstances today, since you don’t have much leeway to express yourself creatively. You are being challenged to limit your thinking so your ideas will fit into the environmental constraints of the day. Even if it’s difficult, focusing your attention on a limited spectrum of possibilities may help you be more effective than you ever imagined.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Someone might get on your nerves now because it seems like he or she has a plan that doesn’t necessarily match up with your own. You lose patience when others assume that you’ll set your agenda aside to take care of them, even if you keep your true feelings quiet and just do it anyway. Common sense rules today, so stick to the most practical plan, regardless of who thought of it first.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may have a hard time letting go of unresolved feelings today. You might not trust your senses, but everything finally seems ready to shift now. Others won’t likely notice the change, but that’s because they cannot see your inner workings. Nevertheless, you can’t keep up appearances much longer. Be careful; your frustration can alter the dynamics between you and your closest friends in a very subtle yet long-lasting manner.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You could be leaving on a spiritual journey that’s just for you today. You are exploring ways to reclaim your power, but the current dynamics might not support your growth. Don’t try to manipulate circumstances in your favor. Your strength will return naturally as you rediscover your metaphysical center of gravity. Realign with your core values and exhibit the highest integrity possible in all that you do.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You could be annoyed with yourself now because you didn’t let someone know exactly how you were feeling. Today you can gain clarity in a way that previously eluded you. Don’t question your analytical capabilities even if you are feeling incapable of integrating all the data at your fingertips. Worrying about your next move is a waste of energy, but staying in the present moment and observing your feelings has a direct, positive impact on your future.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may be in a position now to receive emotional support that’s long overdue. Don’t try to avoid change, whether or not anyone comes forward to offer personal assistance today. Even with extra demands being placed on you, it feels as if your world has become a friendlier place. You may need to set aside an unresolved relationship issue, but there’s no reason to continue worrying. Instead, concentrate on keeping your balance as the big waves wash through your life.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are relieved that things aren’t so hectic today because there are a few serious issues to handle. Unfortunately, you may be missing important information, but you’re willing to dig around for it. It’s not easy to relax now because there are so many different avenues that lead to fun and adventure. Nevertheless, everyone requires a bit of downtime, so accept any peace and quiet as a gift from the cosmos.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are most content when your feet are firmly planted on stable ground. You like to know when to take your next step and exactly where you’re going. Although you may be feeling uncharacteristically uncertain today, it won’t last long. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy expressing yourself when the Moon washes through your sign. But you cannot afford to get lazy; do your planning now instead of waiting until you’re in the middle of the next storm.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You usually choose trusting your mind over relying on your heart when making decisions; however, the tables are turning now. You like the idea of intimacy and may be willing to sacrifice some hard-core data for an opportunity to intensify a relationship. You’ve been thinking about pushing past your resistance for a while, but powerful emotions can still make you uncomfortable. Remember, although you aren’t required to share everything all at once, it’s a good time to start turning fantasies into reality.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

It’s smart to involve your friends and co-workers in your planning process now, for group participation makes your day more enjoyable and efficient. Others may enter the picture with important keys to your future, and if you don’t welcome their presence, you’ll never know what might have been possible. Don’t allow old fears of failure to sabotage your current dreams by discouraging you before you even start.