Today Is: Woden’s Day

Today Is: Woden’s Day – Energy: Male Ruler: Mercury – Rules healings, the mind – Use for magick involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions, communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression, artists, poets, and writers

  • Today’s Magickal Influences: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing, Eloquence
  • Today’s Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret [Hathor]
  • Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil

  • Perfumes: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves

  • Color of The Day: Yellow, Grey

  • Colors for Tomorrow: Purple, Indigo, Blue

  • Lucky Sign: Wednesday Is The Lucky Day For Gemini And Virgo

  • Candle: Purple

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Sept. 14 is The Cat

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Today

The Cat

The Cat represents the need for stealth and the freedom to act without restrictions. Acting stealthily in no way implies the need for underhanded behavior. Instead the suggestion here is to move quietly towards your goals and reach out for them when they are within range. It also denotes a need to free yourself from restrictions imposed by others.

As a daily card, The Cat suggests that the opportunity to attain your goals is very strong at the moment. However, you need to keep your intentions to yourself and shed whatever limitations have been put on you by others.

Today’s Runes for September 14th is Perth

Today’s Runes

Ice Runes are most commonly used for questions about struggle, conflict, and achievement. Perth is the rune of chance and gambling. Throw the dice, read your fate. Gaming is a fine way to pass the night…as long as one is careful. Games of chance have outcomes that are hidden from us, and as such Perth represents secrets unknown. Perth symbolizes enjoyment and wild abandon, but be watchful, for Perth is also the rune of mystery and the outcomes unexpected. You cannot lose if you do not play, but neither can you win…

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Sept. 14th is 13: Fellowship

13: Fellowship

Hexagram 13

General Meaning: Fellowship. When communal bonds unite people, great success is possible. But such bonds can develop only when personal interests are subordinated to goals that serve the greater good of all. The broader the basis for action, the greater the benefits that can be achieved. And conversely, the greater the potential good, the more powerful the support behind it. A spirit of cooperation steadies the boat, but it helps to have a beautiful island to row towards.

Learn to respect the strength in diversity, for a community’s true power lies not in its numbers, but in the diverse skills and resources of its members. Just as the stoutest walls are reinforced with many different materials, so the strongest groups allow differences to co-exist inside the whole.

With a unified group solidly behind you, even difficult enterprises can be attempted without great risk.

Your Daily Number for September 14th: 5

You may find your interests expanding today, and you’re probably going to be feeling more liberated than you have in a long time. New people, social gatherings, and possibly romance may broaden your horizon. Be careful not to over-indulge or become careless in the midst of so much activity.

Fast Facts

About the Number 5

Theme: Resourceful, Adventure, Speculation, Travel
Astro Association: Taurus
Tarot Association: Hierophant

Today’s Tarot Card for Sept. 14 is The Sun

The Sun

This Tarot Deck: Spiral

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Sun card is about the self — who you are and how you cultivate your personality and character. The earth revolves around the sun to make up one year of a person’s life, a fact we celebrate on our birthday.

The Sun card could also be titled “Back to Eden.” The Sun’s radiance is where one’s original nature or unconditioned Being can be encountered in health and safety. The limitations of time and space are stripped away; the soul is refreshed and temporarily protected from the chaos outside the garden walls.

Under the light of the Sun, Life reclaims its primordial goodness, truth and beauty. If one person is shown on this card, it is usually signifying a human incarnation of the Divine. When two humans are shown, the image is portraying a resolution of the tension between opposites at all levels. It’s as if this card is saying “You can do no wrong — it’s all to the good!”

Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, Sept. 14th

Sweet Venus shifts into objective Libra tonight, possibly bringing indecisiveness. Still, intuition is our best guide with the Moon visiting spontaneous Aries, making this a great time to initiate action. Her opposition to realistic Saturn prevents foolish behavior, while an optimistic Mercury-Jupiter trine exudes self-confidence. We realize that we have hard work to do and the sooner we start, the quicker we’ll reach our goals.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may feel moody now that the Moon is back in your sign, but you’re still able to accomplish a lot as long as you don’t let your emotional melodramas get in the way. It’s easy to become so enthusiastic that you quickly lose your sense of proportion. However, just taking time for a few deep breaths may give you enough of a break to remind you to be practical, even when you’re under the influence of an adrenaline rush.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may experience relief today, especially if you’re able to process negativity that has been lurking just out of sight. Still, you’re concerned if you cannot get all your feelings out into the open right away. However, your imagination can trick you into worrying about the wrong things now. Don’t waste energy obsessing about what you should say; instead, graciously accept that everything will surface at the right time. Fortunately, you have more time than you think.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your excitement is contagious today as your key planet Mercury harmonizes with expansive Jupiter; but all the enthusiasm in the world won’t help you get the job done unless you actually follow through with the required effort. An idea might sound so wonderful now that you react impulsively, only to be surprised when you run into obstacles that could have been avoided with forethought. Your work will have more impact if you slow down and take your time.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You might freak out today because others expect you to jump in and assume control of a situation in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. However, there may be too much at stake for you to resist, so fire up your self-confidence and just take charge. Even if you’re unsure of yourself, the timing is right and you will likely come through with flying colors if you’re willing to take a chance and believe in yourself.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It appears as if nothing will stop you today, but you may need a reality check if you don’t maintain a healthy sense of proportion. Your tendency is to blast ahead now with innocent confidence, yet your blind optimism can lead to trouble. It’s better to see the roadblock (or the cliff) before it’s too late to do something about it. Preventive action is always better than crisis management.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are super-confident today as rational Mercury creates a fluid trine with buoyant Jupiter. You may believe that nearly anything you set your mind to is within reach. But caution is advised because you can miss a critical piece of information if you already believe you know the facts. Positive thinking can be a major asset now as long as you balance it with a healthy dose of reality.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It seems to be your job to make nice, especially if a friend or partner is upset or angry with someone else. Fortunately, you’re skilled at helping others move past their personal issues so they can establish common ground, rather than intensifying apparent differences. Although the wisest strategy may not be obvious at first, Venus shifts into your charming sign today, enabling you to put everyone involved at ease.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

A change in your daily routine sounds exciting today and you’re eager to shake things up just to create a little drama. However, you might underestimate the impact of your actions on others now as trickster Mercury and jovial Jupiter spread their optimism. Be careful; your current buoyancy won’t be enough to smooth over someone’s hurt feelings if you aren’t tactful in your approach. Find a creative outlet for your restless energy, instead.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are probably feeling pretty good about your job today as a confident Mercury-Jupiter trine activates your career houses. But your impetuous style might backfire if you move too quickly. Your reality filter isn’t working very efficiently now, causing you to see what you want instead of the truth. Getting carried away by the exhilaration of the present moment can be quite uplifting if you remember to keep one foot solidly planted on the ground.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You could be pulled off course today by an urgent need to focus on your home and family. Perhaps starting a constructive conversation is all that’s needed. Although you might insist that you’re ready to make a long-term commitment, you aren’t as certain as you sound. Don’t take on any additional obligations until you find a healthy balance between your desires for immediate gratification and your ambitious future goals.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Although you might think you have already reached your limit, the pace of events picks up another notch today. You can jump from one task to another, leaving a trail of loose ends behind you. Rather than setting unattainable goals, give yourself permission to take as much time as you need. You may be pleasantly surprised with how much you can accomplish once you slow down and center yourself.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Think again before you make any impulsive purchases today because you could act irresponsibly with your money. The temptation to buy something foolish can create problems, even if you don’t see the truth of the situation yet. Just remember that your thinking isn’t very clear now, so wait a few days before needlessly jeopardizing your financial position.

New Moon Report for Sept. 14 – Venus in Libra

Venus in Libra

Wednesday, September 14, 7:40 pm PDT, 10:40 pm EDT

Amorous Venus entry into her airy home sign generally bodes well for peace, harmony and a more objective view of relationships. All may not be idyllic, though, as the love planet runs a gauntlet of hard aspects with volatile Uranus on September 17, punishing Pluto on the 18th and stern Saturn on the 29th. Addressing underlying issues about freedom, power and control rationally may not be easy, but can lead to stronger alliances.

the daily humorscopes for wednesday, sept. 14th

the daily humorscope



Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Today you will find the word “impecunious” popping unbidden into your mind, at regular intervals. Eventually, you’ll go look it up in the dictionary.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
When’s the last time you did something nice for Doug? Sure, he’s cranky a lot, and dresses funny, but he’s a good person. Perhaps you should take him to lunch?
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your friend will betray you today, and will hide from you under office furniture. Hey, don’t ask me. I just see the future, I don’t explain it.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Good day to begin construction of a labyrinth. Everybody loves a labyrinth.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your plans to take over the world move forward to the next stage, soon, right on schedule. What you need now is a hunch-backed henchperson with pale protruding eyes. Fortunately for you, a suitible candidate will soon show up at your door, dressed as a peanut.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
As a joke, you will put a remote controlled monster under someone’s bed. That will be really funny, although perhaps not quite as funny as when they put a real monster under yours.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Your neighbors will have a wild party, which you’ll catch glimpses of through the open window. You’ll know you shouldn’t watch, but it’s just hard to imagine how people can do that, especially on a trampoline.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You will declare war on ham, today. Possibly on all pork, not just ham. Why? Nobody will know.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You will meet a tough challenge in a very resourceful way, today, using only a Swiss Army Knife, a transistor radio, and oven cleaner.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Good day to take up crime fighting, as a hobby. First, make yourself a really awesome leotard and cape, and maybe some sort of unusual headgear. That’s how most of them get started.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Excellent day to slurp soup. Remember: if you’re going to do anything, do it well. Obviously, that includes slurping.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You need to do something about that nervous laugh. Practice an “evil laugh” and use that instead. Then at least, you’ll be able to hear everyone else’s nervous laughter.


Little Things To Ponder Today for Sept. 14th

25 Truths of Life

1. If you’re too open-minded, your brains will fall out.
2. Don’t worry about what people think, they don’t do it very often.
3. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.
6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
8. It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
9. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.
10. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
11. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
12. A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.
13. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.
14. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it!
15. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.
16. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
17. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
18. Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
19. Junk is something you’ve kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.
20. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
21. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
22. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
23. Thou shall not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
24. Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.
25. It ain’t the jeans that make your butt look fat.


      N. Lellande


Earth Science Pic for September 14th

West Riverside, Montana Wildfire

September 14, 2011

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: Josh Birnbaum; International Year of the Forests Photography Fellow
Summary Author: Josh Birnbaum; Jim Foster

The photo above shows a view of a wildfire that’s scarred more than 3,000 acres near West Riverside, Montana. It began on August 21, 2011, perhaps as a result of a lightning strike, but the exact cause is yet to be determined. More than 500 fire personnel worked to extinguishing it — finally did so in the last days of August. As with most all mountain fires, its suppression was a challenge because of the rough, steep terrain and gusty winds. Since the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest areas of the U.S. have been rather wet and cool this summer, the focus of this season’s wildfires is likely to be in the tinder dry southern Great Plains. Below is a ground view of the fire in late August.


Photo details
: Top – Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Focal Length: 135mm; Aperture: f/8.0; Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640); ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto); Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal. Fire – same except: Aperture: f/2.0; Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80); ISO equiv: 2000; Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV;
Color Space: sRGB.

  • West Riverside, Montana Coordinates: 46.883, -113.888

Astronomy Picture of the Day for Sept. 14th

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.

Herschel’s Cocoon
Credit: ESA, SPIRE & PACS Consortia, Doris Arzoumanian (CEA Saclay), et al. 

Explanation: In this remarkable infrared skyscape of interstellar clouds adrift in the high flying constellation Cygnus, the eye is drawn to the Cocoon Nebula. Also known as IC5146, the dusty star forming region is shown in blue hues in the Herschel Space Observatory false color image, at wavelengths more than 100 times longer than visible red light. And while visible light images show the Cocoon nebula at the end of long dark nebula Barnard 168, Hershel’s infrared view finds the cosmic Cocoon punctuating a trail of filamentary clouds of glowing dust. The filaments have widths that suggest they are formed as shockwaves from exploding stars travel through the medium, sweeping up and compressing the interstellar dust and gas. Herschel data also indicate stars are forming along the dusty filaments. The Cocoon Nebula itself is about 15 light-years wide and 4,000 light-years away.