Today’s I Ching Hexagram for August 13th is 33: Retreat

33: Retreat

Hexagram 33

General Meaning: All worthy goals meet resistance of some kind. When negative forces predominate, a well-timed retreat is a good way to stay on the path to ultimate success. Tibetans know this.

Strategic retreat is not to be confused with escape or surrender. Successful retreat demands quick and nimble movement — taking up a new position before you are damaged by the current situation. You are not admitting defeat by temporarily retreating, but simply increasing your options, and preserving your resources. Sometimes it is necessary to slow down, let go or move back in order to develop countermoves for the future. Timing is critical, as is how well you position yourself after realignment. Considerations of personal security are critical.

Periods of withdrawal or retreat call for cool-headedness. It is necessary to keep your wits about you. Attend to small details while allowing yourself time to contemplate the whole picture. Be creative; not all progress follows a straight line. Self-confidence is also essential; small setbacks can easily become defeats if we allow ourselves to become mired in self-doubt or self-pity.

Waves of progress are, by their nature, short-lived. Learn to attune yourself to the up-and-down cycles of life. When the wave is behind you, ride it in; when it’s not, lie low. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can ‘fix’ any situation whenever you feel like it. Some things are bigger than you are. Hold your pride in check and you will be better prepared to find creative openings.

Today’s Runes for August 13th is Ger

Today’s Runes

Spirit Runes are most commonly used for questions about mysticism, spirituality, and religion. Ger is one of the runes that touches on the cycles of the year, in this case the fall harvest. These cycles are eternal, which is represented in the rune by the fact that it is unchanged by reversal. Ger can represent pregnancy or other forms of fruitfulness, and is especially indicative of the cycles of providence and karma – that which has been sown is now being reaped. This rune can also represent the cycles of wealth, for crops were frequently a sign of wealth.

Today’s Tarot Card for August 13th is The Emperor

The Emperor

This Tarot Deck: Tarot of the Witches

General Meaning: In the most practical terms, what has traditionally been called the Emperor card represents the highest leadership, a head of state or the most exemplary and powerful person in the realm. This archetypal ruler is responsible for the positive working out of affairs of a society or community, which are directly proportional to his well being and happiness.

The more enlightenment and cosmic perspective this energy brings, the better life is for all. The Emperor archetype masters the world of matter and physical manifestation. When you apply this card to your situation, acknowledge your potentials for mastery. Reinforce a sense of sovereignty within yourself, despite any self-limiting beliefs, habits or appearances to the contrary.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, Aug. 13th

A quirky Aquarius Full Moon at 2:57 pm EDT sparks our awareness with ingenious solutions to an existing dilemma. The Moon opposes the heart-centered Leo Sun, reminding us that a bit of emotional distance can prevent over-personalizing a situation. But quick resolution may be elusive because the Sun, Moon and Venus all form anxious aspects with passionate Pluto. Although we can fix our problems in theory, our plans still may run into resistance.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You want to tell others your opinion today, even if you think that it will stir up resistance. You may not be concerned about what anyone else thinks now because you’re pretty certain that your perspective is the right one. Although your plan could work just fine, your words might sound more belligerent than you actually feel. Gain the support you seek by toning down your message and acknowledging the validity of an alternate approach.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your unwavering commitment to accomplish a task can prompt you to do things your own way at any cost, turning a positive attribute into a negative one. Your determination is admirable, but you can be so stubborn today that those closest to you wonder why you are sabotaging your own possible success. Unfortunately, your plan might be in jeopardy without the cooperation of your friends. Your blind optimism could prevent you from seeing things objectively, so be open to the advice others have to offer.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Maintaining an optimistic perspective about a current project is not easy now. You’re tempted to overinflate an idea which turns it into a less useful one. Today’s Aquarius Full Moon in your 9th House of Adventure inspires you to dream about the amazing possibilities ahead, rather than concentrating on the present moment. If you drift off into daydreams about the future, gently bring your thoughts back to the specific tasks at hand.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Today’s Full Moon overwhelms your 8th House of Shared Resources with brilliant ideas, raising issues around jointly held possessions or investments. Someone’s appeal to your egalitarian principles can provoke enough guilt so you lessen your demands. However, it’s healthier for you to be an equal partner now, rather than being subservient in any way. Don’t just say yes to make another person feel better, because your self-esteem may suffer if you do.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Today’s Full Moon illuminates your 7th House of Others, possibly reactivating an unresolved relationship issue. If you are experiencing difficulties in love, this lunation’s cool logic can offer a powerful opportunity to heal. Reframing a past relationship in a new light changes your perspective and frees you to be more fully alive in every moment.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The conceptual Aquarius Full Moon falls in your 6th House of Details, tempting you to lean on your analytical skills to solve a current problem. However, you may be so logical that you cannot feel the emotional warmth coming your way now. Although you think you’re listening carefully, you might not be able to pick up other people’s messages unless they come in on your exact frequency. Opening your mind to new channels of communication today can teach you a very important lesson.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your creativity may be erratic today with the Full Moon brightening your 5th House of Self-Expression, yet you could put on a brilliant performance if you don’t try to control the process. A smart strategy is to have a variety of things to keep you busy while you’re waiting for the muse to visit. Meanwhile, stay open to riding a creative wave if it comes along, but don’t be hard on yourself if nothing extraordinary happens.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Today’s Full Moon stretches you between your personal and professional goals. Although you may feel as if something could suddenly give way, your determination to restore balance to your life should override any emotional upset, even if the stress seems overwhelming at first. But denying your feelings isn’t wise either, for they can lead you to an important lesson. In the meantime, focus on the present and reestablish your priorities.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

This is a rather intense Full Moon because it opposes the dramatic Leo Sun in your 9th House of Philosophy, reactivating a familiar theme in your life. You are aware that your wanderlust makes it difficult to follow through on existing commitments. Although you might be frustrated by your current limitations, you can improve your life by simply acknowledging your adventurous desires while simultaneously managing the circumstances of your immediate environment. Be creative in everything you do.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your current financial condition could be rather unstable, for today’s unconventional Aquarius Full Moon stresses your 2nd House of Money. Maybe you discover that your cash on hand is less than you thought or, perhaps, your bills are greater than previously calculated. Either way, don’t try to avoid an issue that arises now, because handling it intelligently is much better than putting it off, even if you don’t have a final solution.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Today’s Full Moon in your sign indicates that sweeping changes are necessary to get your life back on track. However, you won’t need to put too much effort into solidifying your plans because unexpected events will likely require you to adapt to other people’s schedules anyway. It takes courage to be flexible now instead of rigidly sticking to an old agenda that no longer works. Although this might be an exercise in cooperation, don’t lose yourself in the process.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You yearn for more meaning to your life because events at work continue to require an increasing amount of your attention. Your friends and colleagues may not even notice that you’re struggling as you reassess your goals, and it’s probably better to leave them out of your current dilemma. But this isn’t about escaping from your routine; it’s about developing a more spiritual approach to everything you do.

New Moon Report for August 13th – Full Moon in Aquarius

Full Moon in Aquarius

Saturday, August 13, 11:57 am PDT, 2:57 pm EDT

The Full Moon in Aquarius represents a time when we can step outside of ourselves to see a more global picture of reality. Its opposition to the Sun, Mercury and Venus in self-conscious Leo gives us the choice of falling into infantile patterns or recognizing that there are at least two sides to every story. This is an opportunity to express Leo’s heartfelt warmth without burning others with an overheated need to dominate, but rather to engage in shared experiences that honor the uniqueness of everyone.

the daily humorscopes for saturday, august 13

the daily humorscope


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Most people are aware that it’s supposed to be good luck to toss a pinch of salt over your left shoulder. Today you will discover that it’s even better luck to toss a carton of yogurt over your right shoulder.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Good day to bring an asparagus sandwich and a nice thermos of Cream-of-Meatloaf Soup for lunch.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You will discover a bassoon player hiding in the shrubbery. That’s not something you should try to deal with yourself — call in the professionals.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You will be plagued by feelings of inadequacy, and will have a feeling of ennui mixed with malaise. But don’t let it get you down!
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Beware of turnips.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
In one of those amusing misunderstandings that often happen due to bad phone connections, you will show up to go on a hike with something unexpected. If you stop and think about it, you’ll realise that it isn’t that likely someone would say “It may be cold, so be sure to bring a goat.”
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Oh go ahead. You know you want to. Besides, nobody is watching.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Beware the toilet plunger of Doom.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Due to a bump on the head today, you will lose all memory of what you did with your keys. Or at least, that always makes a dandy excuse.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Hmm. Hard to read this one. The carrot stopped right between “kidnapped and tortured” and “wins the lottery”. Probably a little of both, I’d guess.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Today you will be either snug as a bug in a rug, or smug as a thug on a drug. Hard to say for sure.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You’ll go out to dinner with a new person, soon. Remember the advice of my old Uncle Stonebender, though: “It’s fine if someone eats like a bird, as long as they don’t have kids.”