Located – at throat
Color – sky blue
Stones – lapis lazuli, sodalite, blue quartz
When unbalanced, you may feel difficulty communicating and feel all your
emotions in your throat. To balance, sing, chant, hum and breathe consciously.
Located in area of center chest
Color – green
Stones – emerald, malachite, green jade
For – unconditional love, compassion, forgiveness, group consciousness, peace
and tolerance. When unbalanced, you feel anger, heart problems, rigidity or lack
of love. To balance, serve others and not yourself.
Located between chest and naval
Color – yellow
Stones – gold and tiger’s eye
For – will, determination, assertion, power and laughter.
When unbalanced, one feels a lack of will, anger, poor digestion, fear and hate.
To balance, rub belly and breathe through the diaphragm
Located in lower belly
Color – orange
Stones – amber and citrine
For – creativity, female sexuality, desire and pleasure
When unbalanced, one feels jealousy and possessiveness and may experience sexual problems. To balance, try sexual healing, creative dance or yoga.
Located at base oColor – red
Stones – ruby, red jasper or garnet
For – good health, survival instincts, vitality and male sexuality
When unbalanced, one may feel violence, anger, constipation, and have survival
fears. To balance, spend some time each day sitting on the ground, and dance.
Located on top of the head.
Stones – diamond or quartz crystal
For – inspiration, wisdom and spirituality
When unbalanced, may feel depression or lack of grounding and inspiration. To
balance, meditate and let energy work.
The chakras are the area of the highest density of energy and therefore the easiest places to exchange energy with the outside world. These are the places through which we control the flow of our energy, both internally and externally. To those people who can see energy, the chakras look like spinning balls or wheels of light–hence the name which comes from a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or circle.
Most Eastern tradition describe a chakra system consisting of seven major chakras, with each one associated with an area of the body. The chakras create a pathway of spinning energy hot spots along the axis of the body.
Chakras go in and out of balance and alignment naturally, fluctuating with everyday highs and lows. The little stresses of life, minor illnesses, emotions, and even your thoughts can change the equilibrium of your chakra system. Your energy, and therefore your chakras are influenced by everything you do. When you are feeling anxious or unwell, or are not following your path in life, you chakras, may shift way out of alignment and if left untreated, take a long time to realign.
Imagine energy flowing through pathways within the body, a little like blood flows through arteries and veins. Where these energy pathways cross each other, there is a concentration of power–an energy hot spot. And where many of the energy pathways cross each other, there is a major energy hot spot. The energy pathways are known as meridians (or, in Indian tradition, nadis) and the energy hot spots as chakras.
Locating the Chakras:
Crown: Top of head
Brow: Center of forehead, above eyebrows (also known as the third eye)
Throat: Center of throat
Heart: Center of chest
Solar plexus: Behind the soft cartilage at bottom of breastbone
Sacral: Just below navel
Base: Coccyx (at base of spine)
|Gold Runes are most commonly used for questions about business, career, and property. Nyd represents many things, most of them unpleasant – heed it well. Constraint, delay, loss, need, and sorrow are all frequently seen in this rune. Nyd speaks most strongly of pause, the hallmark of the both the timid and the patient, and is often interpreted as foretelling a delay in the effect of other runes that it accompanies. Fortunately, even where there is misery and danger there are valuable lessons to be learned – the trick is to learn them before you are overtaken by despair.|
General Meaning: A fisherman can cast the line, but he can only wait for the fish to bite. Your catch will come in its own time; you cannot make it hurry to you — neither by working, nor by planning, nor by wishing. You may need to provide nourishment or support for others; but only through patience can you become the bridge between the fickle fish and the eventual feast. Strength in a time of trial waits quietly, resolutely. Weakness grows agitated, and abandons the effort before the fish bites. Periods of waiting are most fruitful when used for quiet contemplation.
Proceed cautiously, but resolutely, with whatever you are doing. The time and situation are calling for consistency and patience. Waiting is an essential skill; patience is a powerful force. Good timing is an ally of those with inner strength — the kind of strength that allows you to be uncompromisingly honest with yourself, while sticking to the path you have charted. If you persevere with a positive attitude, time weakens even the hardest obstacles. To rush anything, or impatiently force results, stimulates resistance and causes setbacks. At best, you achieve surface changes — the kind that can just as quickly be reversed. Steadfast waiting — while holding to your integrity leads to slow but permanent improvements. In the end, you accomplish something great. Practice patience
This Tarot Deck: Crowley
In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the “woman clothed with the sun” until after the French Revolution.
This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called “the Great Recycler.”
Although it’s been difficult to reestablish your confidence lately, things are now beginning to improve. Naturally, a shift in your attitude won’t occur overnight, but you could feel more positive day by day. Just let the current events unfold while affirming that better times are on the way. Believe it or not, the Sun’s entry into your 5th House of Creativity today may be enough to chase away the clouds.
The Moon’s return to your sign can put you in touch with your feelings while the Sun’s entry into your 4th House of Home and Family turns on the streetlights for your walk down Memory Lane. But there’s no use in holding on to childhood perspectives anymore, especially if they reinforce your concerns about scarcity. Remember that the universe is overflowing with unlimited possibilities, so show up with a smile and do what you can to transform your fears into love.
You might overcompensate today and show only your very best side. But your positive attitude could come across as false if you sound blindly optimistic. It’s of no value to hide the truth now, even if it’s more than you think others can take. Don’t get bent out of shape over the wrong things; stick to the facts and let others take responsibility for their reactions.
You might feel relieved as the bright Sun leaves your sign, taking the spotlight off you and allowing you to work quietly behind the scenes. But you don’t want too much isolation because the Moon slips into your 11th House of Social Networking today. You wish you could just make up your mind and follow your agenda, but you’re being pulled in two totally different directions. Ultimately, you will be happiest if you go with the flow now instead of trying to hang on to the illusion of control.
You are naturally resistant to change and may not want to engage with what’s coming around the next corner. Nevertheless, your anticipation continues to build now because you know that you’re on a new course and can’t wait to see where it leads. The Sun’s shift into your sign today initiates a highly active phase for the next month. But don’t rush the creative process; everything will unfold exactly on time.
You aren’t happy if someone is keeping information from you today, but thankfully you can handle the situation skillfully because the willful Sun and trickster Mercury are traveling through your 12th House of Secrets. Even a difficult experience can quickly morph into a positive one if you exude confidence, rather than doubt. You can change the game now by preemptively exploring the hidden realms of your subconscious. Happiness comes from the clues you find buried deep in the shadows.
You want to be free of the responsibilities that have been holding you back recently. Fortunately, the brilliant Sun’s entry into your 11th House of Friends encourages you to act boldly in social situations. There’s no need to panic and take a risk, but creating a sound plan that is followed by decisive action can be an unbeatable combination.
It’s tricky if someone assumes that you will always drop your personal priorities when asked. You wouldn’t mind offering your help, but you don’t appreciate the pressure of being told what to do. There’s no need to say yes and jump right in. Others will get by without you immediately coming to the rescue today. Taking time to consider all your options before responding may be enough of a cue to convey that you don’t want anyone to take advantage of your generosity.
Perhaps you are dreaming about the future in order to avoid dealing with the promises you made. Your intentions may have been sincere, but your time is running short now and you don’t know how you’re going to fulfill your obligations. Keep in mind that even the smallest molehills seem like mountains today. Don’t make any sudden changes to your overall strategy yet; wait a few days to see how the new landscape takes shape.
Having faith in yourself is crucial, but too much confidence inflates your ego. Even the most surefooted of you goats can slip if you’re moving too fast, and an overabundance of bravado today might be enough to make you careless. Don’t give reality a chance to teach you a lesson in humility. You’ll reach your ambitious goal if you focus on each step along the way.
Everyone is playing a part in your movie now that the dramatic Leo Sun is in your 7th House of Others. Unfortunately, you may be growing weary of someone’s affected behavior. You crave sincerity and truthfulness, but could feel as if you’re currently being shortchanged in your relationships. It will be a lot less stressful if you accept the fact that others are probably giving all that they can. Be appreciative of what you have today, instead of wishing for more.
You would like to have more free time at your disposal today, but you may have already overcommitted yourself in the chore department. Running errands and helping others could prevent you from following your fantasies. But don’t complain about your obligations; just doggedly finish what you can. Thankfully, if you apply yourself diligently during the day, you may have time for more pleasurable activities in the evening.
by Jeff Jawer
July 22 – 24
There’s a mix of fiery adventurousness and earthy caution that affects your social life this weekend. This cosmic pattern emerges on Friday night when the Sun enters creatively courageous Leo while the Moon moseys into bucolic Taurus. Expect contrasting cues and fluctuating feelings as you shift between Leo’s desire to touch hearts and take chances in self-expression and Taurus’ preference to remain comfortable by staying grounded with predictable activities and people.
One thing these signs have in common is that they occupy the middle of their seasons, which makes them fixed signs, the stubborn ones that are the most resistant to change. Now that’s fine if you’re all set to cuddle up on the couch with your sweetie and not leave the house for two days. But if you’re in the real world dealing with real people, overcoming the childlike urge to stamp your feet and refusing to budge will go a long way to reducing conflict.
Still, everyone can enjoy the dramatic side of Leo by being more romantic than usual. Slowing down to communicate with greater focus and attention is one way to bring more passion to a relationship.
The Moon in comfort-seeking Taurus also favors a more easygoing pace as this sensual sign is made for enjoying life’s sweet delights. Good food, silky textures, soothing sounds and tender touch are especially alluring now. Simply spending time with someone you love outside in nature (or any comfortable setting) cultivates a cozy connection.