In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
To create an air of mystery, wear black or dark blue. Wavy patterns and onyx jewelry can also cultivate intrigue.
|Gold Runes are most commonly used for questions about business, career, and property. Wunjo is the rune of Joy. Since joy is least frequently a solitary emotion, this rune often represents mutual or communal bliss. Wunjo is also seen as a rune of the gods and a rune of perfection, carrying with it the elation that blazes from the creation of a perfect work – perhaps this is the true joy of the gods, that they can create perfection. That aside, this rune does not focus on the struggle for perfection or on our inevitable imperfections, but rather on a job well done and the satisfaction that comes from it.|
60: Limits and Connections
General Meaning: Limits are necessary to give purpose and direction to life. Swimming in a sea of boundless opportunity would eventually lead to exhaustion and drowning. Winging it alone in a sky of boundless opportunity would lead to being lost. In human affairs, the making of choices, and alliances, implies limitation, for in choosing one path another must be abandoned.
One key to a successful life is to select your limits consciously and carefully — to be discriminating in the setting of personal boundaries and knowing when to join in formation. Thrift, for example, often precedes prosperity; just as the letting go of selfish interests leads to greater personal reward. Only by consciously accepting useful limits can one’s energy be channeled to good purpose, and lead to lasting accomplishments.
Point yourself toward a middle way between discipline and freedom of spirit. Limits will come of their own accord; but to be able to consciously select your own affiliations in life — that’s knowing how to fly! At the same time, don’t go overboard with discipline. Even self-correction must be limited, so that in attempting to bring order and direction into your life you do not choke off vital sources of enthusiasm and spontaneity.
Similarly, in groups and partnerships, agreed upon rules or regulations should strike a balance between being too strict and too soft. If too strict, they build frustration and ultimately become destructive. If too lenient, sloppiness becomes acceptable, and positive energy is dissipated. The best path is one that allows for the fulfillment of individual potential, while supporting self-discipline and focus
You’re more sensitive and intuitive than usual. You may find yourself having vivid dreams or even premonitions. Today you may wear the hat of mediator in a dispute, and you’ll do so with great success. Love and romance are also likely to have an effect on you today.
About the Number 2
This Tarot Deck: Oswald Wirth
Where the Empress energy secures and fertilizes our terrestrial lives, the goddess of The World invites us into cosmic citizenship — once we come to realize our soul’s potential for it. Just as the Chariot stands for success in achieving a separate Self, and Temperance represents achievement of mental and moral health, the World card announces the awakening of the soul’s Immortal Being, accomplished without the necessity of dying.
This card, like the Sun, is reputed to have no negative meaning no matter where or how it appears. If the Hermetic axiom is “Know Thyself”, this image represents what becomes known when the true nature of Self is followed to creative freedom and its ultimate realization
You know what you agreed to do today, but you have a twinkle in your eye and may not be able to resist creating a bit of mischief, instead. You’re eager to take a risk and break out of your regular routine, even if you know it’s not the smartest course of action. Although your judgment isn’t very clear now, you still might try to justify your behavior. Ask someone you trust for another perspective before doing something you regret.
Your ruling planet Venus opposes electric Uranus today, wiring you for pleasure. But your intense desires can create an emotional short circuit when you realize that satisfaction is just out of reach. Your daydreams may be unrealistic, but it really doesn’t matter if you make your fantasy real or not. What’s important now is to give yourself permission to imagine what would bring you happiness if anything was possible.
You might try to float through the day on a cloud of illusions, but an unexpected turn of events can shock you out of your dream state. Even if you’re able to field a curve ball at work or at home, you still might miss the significance of what is happening. Although you may be surprised by what happens, take the time to contemplate what the cosmos is attempting to tell you.
Although someone’s reaction to your request may not be what you expect, you should be able to take it in stride. You might be concerned at first because you don’t particularly like confronting the unknown, but even if you’re caught off guard today, you’re relieved to know the truth. Don’t let subconscious motivations trick you into pushing away the new information; integrate what you learn and change your plans before moving on.
You might be very excited about someone or something new in your life now, but you have a sneaking suspicion that your high level of interest won’t last. You may be cautious about letting go and enjoying yourself because it’s obvious that your sense of freedom will quickly run into limiting circumstances. Change is inevitable, but worrying about future responsibilities doesn’t need to interfere with today’s pleasures.
You may be put off by someone’s selfish behavior today and you could even be offended by other people’s lack of compassion. Unfortunately, you won’t likely be able to understand their actions because logic is not the motivating factor now. Unexplainable changes are to be expected if tension is stressing a relationship. Don’t overanalyze things; just respond with kindness and honesty. The storm will pass quickly if you remain flexible in your thinking.
Your key planet Venus is visiting your 1st House of Self and her opposition to radical Uranus in your 7th House of Relationships can awaken previously hidden desires or uncover something about your partner that you didn’t know. Instead of waiting for a friend to shock you with an unexpected revelation, take the initiative and be an agent of change. You will be happier now if you embrace the shift instead of resisting it.
You might wish that you could release your old expectations and express your feelings today as unconventional Uranus in your 5th House of Romance opposes loving Venus. But you may not know what you want; your emotions are slippery now, making it tough to choose a direct course of action. Nevertheless, you have a perfect opportunity to learn something important about yourself if you’re willing to relinquish control and go with the flow.
Although you wish a friend or partner would make a straightforward decision today, clarity may continue to be elusive. You won’t likely receive a yes or no answer now, requiring you to be satisfied with someone’s uncertainty. Don’t push for resolution because it may take time for the facts to emerge. It’s possible that other people’s ambivalence might be a reflection of your own, even though you believe that you have already made your choice.
You could mistakenly believe that the solution to your current dilemma is in having all the facts, prompting you to gather as much useful information as you can. Unfortunately, you are not very cautious now, so you could jump to an incorrect conclusion that’s based on your desires instead of what is practical. Be smart and postpone any major decision until your energy settles down; your path should begin to clear in a few days.
Your desire for an emotional connection pulls you one way while your need for independence pulls another as your key planet Uranus stands off in a tense tug-of-war with sensual Venus. You may wish for more intimacy in your everyday life, but might keep others at a distance if you’re afraid of losing autonomy. Fortunately, a sudden breakthrough in your awareness can open your heart and change the dynamics of a relationship. Set aside practicalities and be flexible enough to respond to the magic of the moment.
You may be weary of the tension you feel in a close relationship if your perspective is challenged again today. You don’t like the idea of arguing with your partner; nor do you want to waste energy justifying your desires. Your needs are simple; you just want your heartfelt expression to be heard and acknowledged. This isn’t a time for ultimatums; just let others know what you need in a gentle manner and remain patient while waiting to see the results. The dynamics are shifting quickly and you just may receive what you want.