|Jade Runes are most commonly used for questions about love, friendship, and relationships. Ken is the rune of light and knowledge, driving away darkness and ignorance and revealing hidden truth. This rune also brings forth images of friendship and comfort. Ken is the light of inspiration, the light of imagination, and a beacon in the darkest hours.|
General Meaning: A community or extended family that works is one where healthy interdependence is appreciated and supported. Good direction is essential, but strong kinship is dependent upon every member of the community. Trust, shared responsibilities and good communication are essential. Each member must be encouraged to find his or her appropriate expression, and contribution.
The functional family is a team that symbolizes the ideal of human interdependence, and has long provided a firm foundation for society. The healthy family is a microcosm of society and the native soil in which ethical values take root and grow. Fertilize this soil, and the whole of society benefits.
The power that bonds a tribe is the yin or feminine principle — gentleness and receptivity. Relationships are improved through cultivation of these. Learn to accept both advice and aid from others, and be willing to assume an appropriate role in any group that supports good relating. A good team player is always valuable to others. Increase your value!
The Hanged Man
This Tarot Deck: Old English
This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.
You might be stymied today because you want to share what you’re feeling, but the current circumstances may require you to wait. Logically, you can understand why it’s wise to keep your emotions to yourself, yet you are tempted to bend the rules and say more than is necessary. Remember, it’s probably better for everyone involved if you don’t act impulsively at this time.
You aren’t prepared to say exactly what you are feeling today because you don’t want to add to the current drama. However, you’re still eager to demonstrate your love and are able to do so in a manner that won’t make anyone uncomfortable. Of course, taking a risk by telling someone about your heart’s desires can be rather scary, so don’t reveal too much too fast.
You have plenty of words right at the tip of your tongue today, even if you’re talking about tender feelings that you don’t normally share. A combination of circumstances enables you to be secure now, so you are more willing than usual to take an emotional risk. Don’t waste too much time worrying about how others will respond. A discussion should unfold naturally as long as you’re not too dramatic in your delivery.
You may want to step out of the spotlight today, but chances are you will still receive your fair share of love and admiration, anyway. But trying to hide is just one way to waste precious energy. Push beyond any embarrassment you feel about being the center of attention and graciously accept the positive vibrations that now come your way.
Creating emotional boundaries today gives you a safe place to retreat from the big world. Normally, you’re eager to put your feelings on the line, without even giving it a second thought. However, your emotions are raw now, and you’re not in the mood to share them with everyone. Keep in mind that you don’t need to justify your actions; it is always within your power to choose whether or not to talk about your inner process.
Your key planet Mercury is keeping you busy analyzing your insecurities, but your logic can run into walls today as wounded Chiron enters the picture. However, your emotions may be integrated into your overall game plan now. Your friends are likely to respond warmly if you share what’s on your mind, but they may be reflecting your current eagerness for affection. Make the most of the positive Venus-Mars aspect by connecting with friends and family, but don’t expect too much in return.
You may try to avoid being in the public eye today, yet the rewards from your previous work could follow you around and turn the spotlight on you anyway. Even if you’re being recognized and appreciated, you would be more comfortable if everyone was receiving acknowledgment and not just you. But rather than diverting the attention back on others, just say thank you while proudly enjoying the moment.
You aren’t in the mood to be the one who puts everything together today. Instead, you want to be pleasantly surprised when you discover that someone special has a dinner or a whole weekend planned especially for you. Although you crave adventure, romance and fun, spending your time waiting for the magic to happen isn’t a viable strategy. Don’t minimize your current choices; take responsibility for your half of the deal.
Feelings of discomfort or anxiety can catch you off guard today if your emotions become more intense than usual. Energetic Mars is in timid Cancer and your 8th House of Intimacy, preventing you from sharing your romantic insecurities. Don’t get hooked into believing that someone is going to rush in and sweep you off your feet. A healthy dose of realism can prevent your day from turning into a major disappointment.
You may have a friend or lover who is so shy that he or she won’t let you know what’s going on today. Don’t make any assumptions about how much others like you, for you might miscalculate your popularity now. Luckily, romantic Venus in your 7th House of Relationships is setting a sweet and sensual tone for the weekend. Go ahead, make the first move and see what happens.
You are on edge now as your natural high-frequency energy is impeded by inconvenient feelings that are rising to the surface. Although sidestepping your emotions isn’t always a good idea, remaining rational makes more sense today so you can focus on practical issues. Anything that draws your mind to the present moment can also act as a shield against someone else’s drama.
Flirty Venus and sexy Mars are quite active today in your 5th House of Romance and your 7th House of Partners, increasing your desire to spend special time with someone you love. However, don’t increase the complexity by dreaming and scheming for the future. Instead, live as joyfully as you can in the here and now.
the daily humorscope
Saturday, September 10, 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 10
Explanation: This dramatic time-lapse photo traces a 20 minute long, late evening rollback of the lighted Mobile Service Tower at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17. Twin spacecraft are snug inside the 13 story tall Delta 2 rocket poised for launch. The duo will journey to the Moon on NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission, GRAIL, using precision formation flying to map the Moon’s gravity field. The scene was captured prior to the first launch attempt, canceled due to upper level winds, on September 8. Further launch opportunities for GRAIL begin this morning, September 10. The GRAIL launch is the last one planned from Complex 17 on Cape Canaveral’s oldest still active pad, in use since 1957.
This spell uses symbolism in the use of the fig and egg, but also ancient methods of acknowledgement in the offering to the Earth Mother for fertility. Crops were often offered to the goddess in the hope of a good harvest and in this spell that hope is for new life. The spell is best done at the time of the New Moon or in spring time when the Goddess of Fertility is commemorated
Items you will need
- YOU WILL NEED
- Frankincense and sandalwood incense
- White candle
- A fig (fresh if possible)
- A fresh egg
- A clear glass bowl
- A marker pen
- Your boline
- A trowel
- Light your incense and the candle.
- Put the egg on the left and the fig on the right, -the bowl in the middle.
- Draw a symbol of your child on the egg.
- Very carefully break the egg into the bowl and -place the empty shell on the left side again.
- Make a small cut in the fig with your boline -and carefully scrape the seeds into the bowl.
- Place the remains of the fig into the egg shell -to represent the physical baby within the-womb and again replace it on the left side.
- With your finger, stir the contents of the bowl
clockwise three times and say: As these two become one May the Goddess and the God Bless our union with child
- Leave the bowl in the middle and allow the -candle to burn out.
- Take the bowl and the eggshell with its-contents to a place where you can safely bury -them.
- (Your own garden is good if you have one
otherwise a quiet secluded spot.)
- Place the eggshell in the ground and pour -over it the contents of the bowl.
- As you cover it with earth say:
I offer to Mother Earth A symbol of fertility In love and gratitude for her bounty
- Now await developments without anxiety.
This spell is full of symbolism. The fig represents not
only fertility, but also is thought to feed the psyche that part of us that some call the soul. The egg is an
ancient symbol of fertility and indeed of the
beginning of life. Bringing the two together
acknowledges your sense of responsibility for the
continuation of life