|Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Ehwaz is the rune of the eight-legged horse that the god Odin rode into battle. Horses are symbolic of a number of things. Firstly, horses may symbolize vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, planes, or boats. Secondly, horses may symbolize not wealth, but status. Thirdly, horses may symbolize motion towards an objective. As such, this rune suggests a journey or a quest to achieve a goal or improve one’s station in life. On a deeper level, the rune Ehwaz evokes the unique relationship of horse and rider as an inseparable team. To the modern eye this may be the relationship of master and underling, but to the Norse it was a total union. In fact, early representations of Odin are not of a man and a horse, but, of a centaur-like creature – the ultimate symbiosis of Man and Nature.|
63: After Completion
General Meaning: It is a fine irony that after completion of some project or great enterprise, there is still much left to do. Completion is merely a pause in the cycle of creation and decay, a momentary still point for the swinging pendulum of life. Though completion does imply a period of restful pause — one that usually has been well earned — it is not an actual end, but rather a uniquely harmonious flat spot in the constancy of change and movement.
The image of After Completion is that of a kettle of water boiling over a fire. When the forces are balanced, the water boils properly; but if the pot is too full, it may boil over and put out the fire; or, if the fire is too hot, it may evaporate all the water. In the equilibrium that follows the completion of something significant, the current dynamics must be watched carefully to assure that a proper balance is maintained.
After Completion is the time for fine-tuning, for refinements and embellishments of what has already been accomplished.
Even if we are enjoying a rewarding situation right now, the laws of the natural world dictate that influence and success will eventually decline. So, don’t let current good fortunes prompt careless or relaxed attitudes. A successful endeavor or partnership needs to be carefully tended and maintained. What is incomplete should be finished, and brought to fruition without delay.
Take satisfaction upon completion, but do not dwell on it. To do so could bring a halt to your influence and capability.
This Tarot Deck: Morgan-Greer
Often including the image of a fulcrum which helps to balance competing needs against the greater good, and a two-edged sword to symbolize the precision needed to make clear judgments, this card reminds us to be careful to attend to important details. It’s a mistake to overlook or minimize anything where this card is concerned. The law of Karma is represented here — what goes around comes around.
You don’t really need to be acknowledged by others today as long as you feel that your life is moving along in the right direction. The Moon’s current visit to your 11th House of Long-Term Goals takes your mind off your immediate responsibilities and focuses your thinking on a larger perspective. Don’t hide your dreams, even if they distract you from accomplishing practical tasks in the real world.
It may seem like the start of your workweek rather than the beginning of a weekend because the Moon is in your 10th House of Career, reminding you to concentrate on your professional development. Fortunately, the assistance of three planets in hardworking Virgo enables you to do your job well. But don’t get lazy; wasting the chance to accomplish something important today could bring regret tomorrow.
It feels as if your head is finally coming out of a fogbank as the clouds dissipate today, allowing you to see the distant horizon. This is a day of reconnecting with your life purpose since your wide-angle vision allows you to gain more perspective. Don’t be afraid to choose your new direction now, even if you don’t think that it’s a final decision. You are closer to the truth than you think.
The Moon’s presence in emotionally distant Aquarius and your 8th House of Intimate Relationships confronts you with a peculiar problem. You want the security of deep and long-lasting love, yet your aversion to change can pull you back inside your protective shell. You don’t have to alter your approach; just stay aware of the temptation to withdraw from a discussion when emotions heat up and things get intense.
The Moon’s current visit to your 7th House of Companions shifts your focus from personal development and onto the people closest to you. You truly want to be present for a friend who needs you today, but you may resent someone who won’t assist you with the same level of commitment that you show for others. It’s useless to compare yourself to anyone else; don’t jump in to help unless it comes straight from your heart.
You have very specific obligations that you must fulfill and the best way to approach them now is one tiny step at a time. The community-minded Aquarius Moon’s presence in your 6th House of Details makes it absolutely necessary for you to think globally while acting locally. Even if your thoughts are on the big picture, it’s the little things you do that will have the greatest impact at this time.
Your emotions are more in line with the events in your life now that the Moon is in rational Aquarius, a fellow Air sign. Even if you don’t feel very enthusiastic, your innocent creativity can turn a boring job into something more enjoyable. But don’t get so distracted by having fun that you forget your obligations. Finish up your current tasks so you are ready to start a new project in the next few days.
You may not be able to explain what you’re feeling today because there aren’t words to describe your current experiences. It’s as if the veil between worlds is thinner now and you are receiving impressions that are not based upon your present reality. Fortunately, there’s no need to share your spiritual realizations with anyone else; just bask in your rich inner experience and let it strengthen your conviction in the magical mysteries of the universe.
You may feel very social today, even if most of your interactions occur in the workplace. Talkative Mercury, now in your 10th House of Career, tempts you to spend too much time at the water cooler rather than actually working. Fortunately, you are a consummate team player now and will excel at whatever you do because you naturally play well with others.
You are thinking about all the possibilities ahead with Mercury in analytical Virgo traveling through your 9th House of Big Ideas. Although your best plans can turn into real moneymakers, it could take a while to see the concrete results you want now. Don’t try to force an issue today because everything will successfully unfold according to its true internal rhythm if you just show up consistently and give it your all.
The Moon’s visit to independent Aquarius reminds you that you can’t always match up to other people’s expectations. You want to be a part of your community and a vital player on the team, but you also need to establish your own individuality. Don’t worry; you can still be a non-conformist, even while working toward goals that are mutually beneficial.
Your feelings aren’t fully integrated with your current experiences, yet that doesn’t make your reactions any less intense. Others can easily misunderstand you today, motivating you to keep your inner world private. You can always clarify things later, but for now you don’t need to say anything about your dreams. If possible, take some time to process your emotions on your own.
by Jeff Jawer
Enter a World of Dreams
September 9 – 11
Our minds are likely to push feelings into the background on Friday, favoring conceptual conversations and intellectual pursuits over sappy sentiment and unnecessary drama. The Moon is in cool-as-a-cucumber Aquarius where we don’t want to be emotionally crowded and require a certain amount of personal space. The Water Bearer is a friendly sign that appears open and accessible to almost everyone, yet has a strong independent streak as well. Cerebral Mercury’s entry into discerning Virgo very early on Friday is another indicator that heads rule over hearts now.
The theme is very different on Saturday, even while the Moon is still visiting air-conditioned Aquarius. A lunar conjunction with magical Neptune can melt away objectivity and entice us to enter a world of dreams. Escapes into fantasylands of imagination can inspire lovers or mislead them with misplaced expectations. The Moon enters soulful Pisces in the middle of day, dissolving the last edges of repressive reason as boundaries and barriers between people gently give way. A kind of cosmic connection becomes possible as agendas are set aside to discover moments of bliss that can arise without effort. Tread carefully; emotional openness may lead some into misinterpreting mere kindness as romantic interest.
Fortunately, astrology’s most amorous planetary pair, Venus and Mars, hook up in a sexy sextile on Saturday night, creating the perfect environment for a playful time. It’s easy to dance with the one you’re with or to approach someone new for a pleasant interaction without pressure. A gentle afterglow lingers with the Pisces Moon on Sunday to encourage more unconditional sharing. The lines between physical and spiritual attraction may be blurred, but living joyfully in the moment, without expectations, makes it safe to be uncertain.
the daily humorscope
Friday, September 09, 2011
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 9
Explanation: Sweeping through planet Earth’s night sky, last weekend Comet Garradd (C/2009 P1) visited this lovely star field along the Milky Way in the constellation Vulpecula. Suggestively oriented, the colorful skyscape features stars in the asterism known as the Coat Hanger with the comet’s tail pointing toward the southeast. Also known as Al Sufi’s Cluster, the Coat Hanger itself is likely just a chance alignment and not a cluster of related stars. But compact open star cluster NGC 6802 does grace the field of view just right of the Coat Hanger, near the edge of the frame. Below naked eye visibility but approaching 7th magnitude in brightness, Comet Garradd has been a good target for binoculars and small telescopes. Still, bright moonlit skies this week will make the comet harder to spot.
Razzy having a bad hair day, lol!
It has been a while since I had talked to ya’ll. So I figured I might need too, to let you know I stilled love ya’. If you remember the last time I talked to you, I had fell and did a number on myself. My knee is still screwed up and the hand, well let’s say if I could cut it off and get a new one I would. The knuckles don’t bend. It lies flat and glides across the keyboard. The fingers occasionally get stuck and something like this might happen ssssssssssd or arrrrrrr. If I had to do it over I would have stayed home that dday. If I type too long my hand hurts and it is starting to hurt now. I wanted to let you know that I have opened a Crystal and Gem site. Also I have had some want a blog you could inteeract with other Pagans. There is a template that lets you do this but I don’t believe you can do the daily posts on it. Or there is a chatbox that can be easily added to this one. I wanted to know what you thought about the two. Also you will find the other’s blog’s addy below. Have patience there is a little info there but much more to come.
Have a great weekend,