Crystal of the Day for July 27th is Agate


Moss Agates considered to be most powerful. Aid in restoration of energy,
used in healing, and believed to bring wearer happiness, wealth, health, and
long life. Increases ability to ward off self-induced anger and inner
bitterness. Carnelian- gives protection and energy. Moss green-balances
emotional energy. Moss red-balances physical energy. Blue lace-gives

Herb of the Day for July 27th is Star Anise


(Illicum Verum)

Folk Names: Badiana, Chinese Anise

Gender: Masculine

Planet: Jupiter

Element: Air

Powers: Psychic powers, luck

Magical Uses: The seeds are burned as incense to increase psychic powers, and are also worn as beads for the same purpose. Sometimes star anise is placed on the altar to give it power; one is placed to each of the four directions. It is also carried as a general luck bringer, and the seeds make excellent pendulums.

Deity of the Day for July 27th 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 27th

Your Daily Influences
July 27, 2011

Tarot Influence

Rune Influence

Charm Influence
Page of Cups
New business opportunities arise. An overactive imagination.
Eihwaz represents the Yew tree and its everlasting nature. The Yew may bend, but it does not break. You are on the right course and have the strength and ability to meet your goals. Congratulations!
Aquarius the Water Bearer
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is friendly, humanitarian, honest, loyal, original, inventive, independent and intellectual. If you can identify this person get close to them–they can be quite helpful.
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.

Today’s Chakra Levels for July 27th

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 27th

Position of the planets based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
04° 24′
in Leo
26° 23′
in Gemini
29° 33′
in Leo
28° 58′
in Cancer
25° 33′
in Gemini
08° 27′
in Taurus
12° 01′
in Libra
04° 30′
in Aries
00° 24′
in Pisces
05° 12′
in Capricorn
Conjunction: Moon Mars 0º
Conjunction: Sun Venus 5º
Opposition: Mercury Neptune 0º
Opposition: Saturn Uranus 7º
Quincunx: Sun Pluto 0º
Quincunx: Venus Neptune 1º
Semi-Sextile: Mercury Venus 0º
Semi-Sextile: Moon Venus 2º
Sextile: Mercury Mars 3º
Sextile: Moon Mercury 3º
Sextile: Neptune Pluto 4º
Square: Sun Jupiter 4º
Square: Uranus Pluto 0º
Trine: Jupiter Pluto 3º
Trine: Mars Neptune 4º
Trine: Mercury Pluto 5º
Trine: Moon Neptune 4º
Trine: Sun Uranus 0º
Trine: Venus Uranus 5º
The Sun in Leo
Courage and the force of will are primary influences while the Sun visits Leo. In some, a need for recognition may increase dramatically. An air of friendliness should be pervasive. Socializing and enjoying the good things in life are major themes during the Sun’s time in Leo. Those who are willing to assume leadership responsibilities and risks are likely to be richly rewarded during this period. Those with more aggressive personalities should be wary of becoming too domineering.

Sun Conjunct Venus
Optimism and kindness are likely to be strong. The desire to be liked by others may be quite powerful as well. Some will exude unusual amounts of charm at this time.

Sun Opposition or Square Jupiter
Ambition may swell at this time, which may lead some to over-estimate the power of their position and length of their reach. The need for personal freedom is likely to be high.

Sun Sextile or Trine Uranus
Creative juices should be high at this time. Non traditional thinking is favored.

Moon In Gemini
Many may find themselves disconnected from their emotions at this time. For some, their emotions, passions may make them a little uncomfortable. The need for mental stimulation is likely high.

Moon Sextile or Trine Mercury
Insight into the psychological motivation behind individual’s behavior is very strong at this time.

Moon Conjunct Mars
The need for action may be very pronounced. Excessive aggression could cause at work and at home problems.

Moon Sextile or Trine Neptune
Avoiding chaotic situations is critical to maintaining a healthy balance and moving forward towards one’s goals.

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 Neptune
This aspect favors those with a rich imagination. Those possessing psychic abilities are likely to be at the peak of their powers.

Mercury Sextile or Trine Pluto
Seeking answers to “hidden truths” is likely to produce positive results during this aspect.

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 Uranus
Be wary of unusually strong emotions that develop during this aspect. It’s likely they will pass quickly.

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 Neptune
This aspect favors transforming lofty ideas into useful realities.

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 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.

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 27th is The Believer

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Today

The Believer

The Believer represents Faith and the realization that you have an important place in the workings of the Universe. Although The Believer may not always understand why things are the way they are, they none-the-less feel an underlying cosmic rhythm which is moving events in a direction that is good. The Believer rejoices in their celestial role, because they realize their life has purpose on a grand scale.

As a daily card, The Believer denotes a time when you will benefit by embracing and exploring your place in the Universe. The Believer confirms that you have inherent value far beyond our secular existence; that you are an important part of the both the grandeur and the mystery of our Cosmos.

Today’s Runes for July 27th is Hagalaz

Today’s Runes

Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Hagalaz is the rune of hail. Hail is a destructive and elemental force, so one can expect this rune to represent the disruption of one’s life. In the harsh northern winter there is a halt to activity, and so delay or hindrance is frequently associated with this rune. The opposite of chaos is yet more chaos, as illustrated by the fact that this rune cannot be reversed.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for July 27th is 43: Determination

43: Determination

Hexagram 43

General Meaning: Personal resolution points to a breakthrough, but decisive action is required. As long as you diligently hold your ground and ward off negative tendencies and influences, the good will prevail.

The persistence of negativity, which is that which opposes the good, is a constant in human affairs. Just when it is thought to have been eradicated, up it will pop again, sprouting through some crack in the pavement of civilized society. Evil need not take dramatic or extravagant forms, such as those exhibited in Nazi Germany. Garden-variety lies and deceit are much more common and persistent, but should be rooted out just as diligently. One must be determined to not accidentally feed negativity — either in one’s social or professional life, or in one’s own soul. In either case, definite rules must be followed for the struggle to succeed.

The first rule: do not compromise with evil. Destructive or exploitive actions must be identified openly for what they are, and discredited. The second: one cannot successfully resist negativity on its own terms. New, positive alternatives that lead away from the source of the problem are generally more successful, and appropriate than trying to counter negativity with raw power. The third rule: the means used to counter negativity must be consistent with the end to be achieved. One cannot stop the spreading of lies by spreading more of them.

Your Daily Number for July 27th: 9

You could feel an urge to clean up your immediate environment and get rid of things that no longer have a purpose. It’s a great day for problem solving and behind the scenes progress. Also a time for thanks; someone in your world is quietly in your corner.

Fast Facts

About the Number 9

Theme: Encompassing a love for all, Compassion, Patience, Selfless
Astro Association: Virgo
Tarot Association: Hermit

Today’s Tarot Card for July 27th is The Chariot

The Chariot

This Tarot Deck: Gendron

General Meaning: Traditionally, the card usually entitled the Chariot points to a triumphal feeling of freedom, as if the charioteer is being paraded through the streets as a hero (or heroine). The card reflects congratulations for high achievement, and serves as a sign of empowerment.

Huge wheels and frisky steeds speed the rate at which the driver’s willpower can be realized. This kind of charge makes more of the world accessible to anyone ambitious enough to seize the Chariot’s reins. But there is danger in this feeling of freedom, because of the increased rate of change and its power to magnify mistakes in judgment. As a seasoned warrior, the Charioteer is called upon to be extra attentive to the way ahead.

Your Daily Horoscopes for July 27th

We may feel a heightened sense of urgency today as the dramatic Leo Sun harmoniously trines electric Uranus. Hidden tensions suddenly come to the surface, which can upset the status quo. However, we are also excited about the possible changes and may even take unnecessary risks to make something happen. The flighty Gemini Moon joins spontaneous Mars midday to raise the stakes, but things calm down when the Moon enters quiet Cancer at 9:11 pm EDT.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are in your element today as the Sun in your 5th House of Fun and Games connects with brilliant Uranus in your sign. Instead of doing things in a familiar manner, you are motivated to try something new. Your mind is buzzing with exciting ideas now, and you are itching to see how they translate into the real world. Obviously, you would like to succeed, but you’ll be quite satisfied if a good time is had by all.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You have a lot of details to handle today, but you’ll probably figure out a way to do something more fun instead. For example, rather than finishing a project you might channel your creativity toward planning an escape from work. Ironically, the craziest ideas are the ones you’ll most likely get away with now, so don’t be afraid to step outside of the box.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You may get a chance to do something that is not part of your regular routine today, but it will probably turn out differently than you think. Perhaps you are invited to attend a social event, only to discover that your assumptions about those in attendance need to be revised. Fortunately, you are able to shift gears easily and adapt to unusual circumstances. You may be pleasantly surprised as long as you remain open to the unexpected.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You’re not thrilled about being thrust into the public eye today, but it’s probably a good idea to hide your annoyance. Overcoming your resistance enables you to surprise others with your stellar performance. However, playing your part can bring recognition by your peers or even a raise in pay, so don’t say no just because the thought of being on stage makes you feel uncomfortable.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

This can be a most memorable day for you because you can get away with being as weird as you want. Your need to do something totally outrageous may reach a point of no return today, provoking you to take sudden action. But rather than being sensitive to other people’s needs, maverick Uranus connects with the Sun in your sign, encouraging you to do as you wish. Nevertheless, there is still an unspoken boundary. Don’t go too far over the edge now or you’ll have to spend time later cleaning up the mess you make.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You have something that you need to do at work today and you won’t let someone get in your way without putting up a fight. Fortunately, you can emerge as the winner if you are honest about your intentions and don’t scatter your energy. Don’t think twice about standing up for yourself, even if you would rather avoid conflict. Hopefully, the skirmish will be over quickly and you’ll be able to get on with your job once the air is cleared.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Unconventional friends can inspire you today because you view them as your “Get out of Jail Free” card. You may feel restrained by the current social circumstances, making it difficult for you to escape the boredom of the day. However, it’s easier to step out of the box when you’re hanging out with people who are innovative, radical and eccentric. Nevertheless, it’s a mistake to expect someone else to make your move for you; take a chance and let your freak flag fly.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You can be the hero who saves the day if you are willing to move beyond your fears and share your unorthodox solution to a problem at work. Although you might expect others to reject your idea because it’s so wacky, they may quickly approve because they like how unusual it is. Don’t hold your punches now; state your case as clearly as possible and then let go of your attachment to the outcome. You may be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It’s time to resurrect your dreams of taking a holiday to an exotic destination now that the Sun is visiting your 9th House of Travel. Its easy trine to irrepressible Uranus in your 5th House of Play turns an unrealistic fantasy into a reachable goal. You don’t need to fill in all the details yet; just declare your intentions and start making plans now. Before you know it you’ll be on your way.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may need to deal with a few surprises in your personal life now, but ultimately everything should turn out just fine. Your need for stability on the home front runs up against your desire for more personal freedom. Normally, you aren’t thrilled by the idea of unexpected change; however, today you are relieved when the stuck energy is finally released. Don’t hold on to old fears because they will only stand in the way of your potential happiness.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your key planet Uranus forms a superconductive trine with the Sun in your 7th House of Partnerships today, electrifying your communication. You have an opportunity to express yourself in a way that might reveal a part of you that you have been hiding. Fortunately, a relationship can be strengthened now when you take a risk and share what’s in your heart, even if your feelings are radical. Don’t hold back; this is a chance for you to be uniquely you.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

An exciting breakthrough at work is possible today and it could ultimately affect your finances in a positive way. You have an excess of innovative ideas now that you can bring to the job. But don’t waste time making plans or telling others what you intend to do. Your intuitive channels are wide open, so get busy and follow your instincts.