Today’s Tarot Card for September 4th is The Lovers

The Lovers

This Tarot Deck: Etteilla

General Meaning: Although it has taken on a strictly romantic revision of meaning in some modern decks, traditionally the Lovers card of Tarot reflected the challenges of choosing a partner. At a crossroads, one cannot take both paths. The images on this card in different decks have varied more than most, because we have had so many ways of looking at sex and relationships across cultures and centuries.

Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures.

Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the Fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice — the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship — instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.


Your Daily Horoscopes for September 4th

We are now in between some very intense planetary aspects, giving us time to integrate recent experiences and consider the issues we must soon face. However, we should be cautious about sweeping unresolved issues under the rug, even if today’s expansive Sagittarius Moon brings a new wave of optimism. The Moon forms squares with the Sun and Venus in detail-oriented Virgo, reminding us of the consequences of only thinking about the big picture.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The influence you have on others now is not limited to what they can see; opinions are being formed today by picking up on more subtle information, too. Placing too much emphasis on the performance may have you looking good but won’t necessarily convey the real substance of what you have to offer. Be smart and save your act for another day. For now, concentrate on working with the major changes that are slowly yet methodically unfolding around you.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

The Moon’s square to your key planet Venus can prompt you to declare your feelings right out loud today, even if this isn’t your normal style. However, you would be smart to think twice before doing anything that could upset the delicate balance between you and others. Your life is already more complicated than you like, so don’t add another layer of drama on top of everything else. For simplicity’s sake, keep your desires to yourself for now.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You might feel as if you’ve recently navigated your way successfully through a tricky situation. Now that you have demonstrated your skills as a negotiator by convincing someone to avoid direct confrontation, it’s your turn to take a stand for one of your beliefs. Although this may require methodical follow-through on your part, you could be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You want to move beyond your recently hurt feelings, but it’s not easy to let go of them if someone is being inconsiderate today. Still, it’s crucial to realize that you can’t control how people react to you, even if you’re tempted to manipulate their emotions. Instead of attempting to change anyone else, find a place of acceptance within yourself that can transform your fears into a positive expression of love.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are ready to put your best foot forward today because the Moon in your expressive 5th House wants you to be noticed now by all those you love. Luckily, your charm can cut right through a stressful situation, leaving others to appreciate your presence. Unfortunately, you can try too hard. Knowing when to step out of the spotlight is just as important as having an entertaining act to perform. Once you’ve had your moment to shine, be gracious and let someone else be the center of attention for a while.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You’re stressed by today’s conflict between your desire for adventure and your need for perfection. You’re tempted to sacrifice quality in order to squeeze more activity into your day, but you may regret this kind of foolish behavior later on. Your friends and family might not even be aware of your current struggle unless you decide to make your feelings public. Keep in mind that your experience doesn’t depend on anyone else knowing about it.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may be worried about an uncomfortable situation with a friend, but it’s hard to tell if it’s real or if you’re just making it all up. Interactive Mercury in your 11th House of Social Networking forms an otherworldly septile with realistic Saturn in your sign. While it’s true that someone could be trying to undermine your position today, it’s smarter to avoid the drama. Have fun, but keep working until you fulfill the promises you made.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’re feeling a lot of pressure that seems to fall squarely on your shoulders now, but fortunately you know that your efforts are appreciated. The uplifting Sagittarius Moon in your 2nd House of Self-Esteem reminds you to look on the bright side of things, boosting your confidence. But don’t waste energy pretending that you are okay with things as they are if you’re not. Take time to process your feelings; ultimately, releasing them will bring you increased vitality.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The Moon’s monthly visit to your sign raises your spirits and encourages you to share your positive outlook with those around you. Unfortunately, your overconfidence can carry you away today, allowing you to appear a bit foolish. It’s great to have such an optimistic attitude, but you could lose support from your closest friends unless you are also willing to acknowledge the more difficult aspects of life, too.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are motivated by your desire to maintain your balance, but this can be tricky when the ground is constantly shifting beneath your feet. You can see many exciting possibilities ahead, but are also fearful that you could lose your sense of direction if you let yourself be distracted by pleasure. Thankfully, you have enough discipline to stay on track now as long as you remain true to yourself.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Although your friends are probably being straightforward today, there’s a good chance that you’ll still misinterpret what they say. Relationships are complicated by unexpressed feelings now, especially if others think that you won’t approve of their desires. If you want someone you love to share their secrets with you, you’ll need to create a safe space by demonstrating your willingness to be open-minded and non-judgmental.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Even if you don’t feel like doing your chores or fulfilling your duties, you’re still able to make it look like you’re having fun while doing your work. You are willing to turn your routine into a game, which alleviates boredom and can actually make your life more pleasurable. However, caution is advised, because there may be a price to pay for keeping your real feelings secret. It may be wiser to just be honest from the beginning because unexpressed negativity can often turn into resentment if it doesn’t have an outlet.

the daily humorscopes for sunday, september 4th

the daily humorscope 

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Today will be Mexican Food day, for you. In fact, chances are better than 1 in 3 that someone will refer to you as “Frijole-breath” before the day is through.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Twelve freshly cut rods (made from ash) will be found in a peculiar pattern on the lawn. Two large black crows will watch you solemnly from the top of a parked VW Microbus. The weather will turn colder, and the air, although clear, will seem grey. Don’t worry, though, it’s probably nothing.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Time to throw down the gauntlet. Or, if you can’t find a gauntlet, a ski mitten will do. Just make sure you throw it down. (That’s one heck of a lot more fun than throwing it up.)
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
What fun! You’ll be called in to a special meeting at work soon, where someone will have a “pink slip.” Sounds like party attire to me!
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You’ll become best pals with a large invisible rabbit, today. Well, actually he’s a “puka”, which is a type of Celtic spirit, but he’ll look like a large invisible rabbit.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Good day to work on your catapult. You never know when it could come in handy. Besides, it’s good to worry your neighbours a bit — keeps them civil.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Your neighbour thinks his dog is so smart, it’s starting to bug you. The thing to do is cover a book with a book cover that says “Quantum Physics for Dogs”, and train your dog to lay next to it, along a pad of paper covered with scribbled equations and a chewed-on pencil…
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You will be buffeted by hordes of people, who will all simultaneously show up in your office “just to chat”. Eventually, you will make your escape by locking yourself in the bathroom.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Rhubarb pie is the only antidote for your ailment. Trust me on this one. Also, someone’s been teasing your cat.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Good day to put strange labels on your binders and file cabinets, such as “launch codes”, “who’s been naughty”, or “Snerge”. This will be quite effective in distracting visitors, so they will often forget what ever they were preparing to bother you about.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Excellent time to hum popular songs, just slightly off key. If you do that long enough, the people around you will change in appearance. You’ll be able to see the veins in their neck, for one thing.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
It’s time to start setting higher goals. Don’t get stuff to make a salad and then let it rot in the fridge. Get stuff to make several salads, and start your own compost pile!

Astronomy Picture of the Day for Sept. 4th

 Astronomy Picture of the Day 

Discover the cosmos!Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

 2011 September 4

 In the Shadow of Saturn
Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA

Explanation: In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn drifted in giant planet’s shadow for about 12 hours in 2006 and looked back toward the eclipsed Sun. Cassini saw a view unlike any other. First, the night side of Saturn is seen to be partly lit by light reflected from its own majestic ring system. Next, the rings themselves appear dark when silhouetted against Saturn, but quite bright when viewed away from Saturn, slightly scattering sunlight, in this exaggerated color image. Saturn’s rings light up so much that new rings were discovered, although they are hard to see in the image. Seen in spectacular detail, however, is Saturn’s E ring, the ring created by the newly discovered ice-fountains of the moon Enceladus and the outermost ring visible above. Far in the distance, at the left, just above the bright main rings, is the almost ignorable pale blue dot of Earth.