Today’s I Ching Hexagram for October 26th is Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

18: Repairing What is Spoiled

Hexagram 18

General Meaning: Something is starting to rot and it is time to repair the damage. In the world of human affairs, indulgence and corruption grow like weeds in an untended garden; they must be faced squarely, and rooted out through bold action. Eliminating corruption — and the sloppiness that leads to it — is one of the most ennobling of all human enterprises. Correction of flaws in the system clears the way for fresh, new beginnings.

The time has come to become lean and efficient. The weeds must be rooted out now, before the garden is overwhelmed. Fighting decay, sloppiness and corrupt agendas is not a simple matter; all steps must be evaluated carefully. Planning must precede action. Resist the temptation to strike out prematurely. Gather strength behind you, and summon your inner resources, because arresting decay is no simple task. When you do act, make your strike as precise and clean as the path of the surgeon’s knife

Today’s Runes for October 26th is Gebo

Today’s Runes

Ice Runes are most commonly used for questions about struggle, conflict, and achievement. Gebo means gift, and like any gifts, the rune may be understood on many levels. Gifts are generally positive things, for both the giver and the recipient. In many cultures however, gifts and favors carry with them an obligation to respond in kind. It is for this reason that gifts, and hence the rune Gebo, are frequently symbolic of friendships, marriages, alliances, mergers, and other bonds between people or organizations. Gebo is a strong rune and the unions represented are strong as well. Moreover, Gebo is not reversible, as true friendships are not easily undone.

Today’s Tarot Card for October 26th is Judgment


This Tarot Deck: Visconti-Sforza

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Judgement card, sometimes entitled Resurrection, represents the great reunion that the ancients believed would happen once in every age. This was the time when souls are harvested and taken Home to their place of origin, outside the solar system. Then the World is seeded with a batch of new souls and the process starts over.

From a modern point of view, this great reunion — which includes every personality that you have ever been and every soul that you have done deep work with — reunites to consciously complete the process. In a way, we symbolically celebrate this returning to center every year on our birthday.

In personal terms, the Judgment cards points to freedom from inner conflicts, and so clear a channel, that the buried talents and gifts of past incarnations can come through an individual in this lifetime. This card counsels you to trust the process of opening yourself, because what emerges is of consistently high quality. You can effortlessly manifest as a multi-dimensional being, and assist in evoking that response from others

Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, October 26th

The tone is set for a very intense day as the Moon shifts into resolute Scorpio at 11:08 am EDT. The watery Scorpio New Moon at 3:55 pm reaffirms the significance of our feelings today while Venus squares Mars, possibly sparking a conflict. Jealousy or envy can fuel a disagreement as communicator Mercury semisquares dark Pluto. Fortunately, a reserved Mars-Saturn sextile reminds us that exercising caution may be smarter than acting impulsively.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Today’s possessive Scorpio New Moon energizes your 8th House of Shared Resources, highlighting a business or personal relationship that takes center stage as the specifics of a commitment are negotiated. But discussions can be tricky now because strong emotions might turn combative. Fortunately, logic will prevail if you remember that losing your temper won’t help your cause. Think strategically instead of just trying to get your way at any cost.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

The passionate Scorpio New Moon draws energy to your 7th House of Relationships today, agitating an emotional struggle with someone who can be as bullheaded as you are now. Although being more flexible than usual can defuse the situation, you’re both likely to have strong opinions. Don’t fall prey to your own impulsive desires; you’ll be happier if you take the high road by showing your willingness to compromise.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Sometimes you excel at avoiding issues that can positively impact your daily routine. However, you may be ready to start a new exercise program or diet with today’s New Moon in your 6th House of Health and Habits. Just make sure that your resolve matches your enthusiasm. Don’t try to improve everything all at once; create a manageable plan so you don’t fall short of your goals.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The powerful Scorpio New Moon increases your romantic desires as it stimulates your 5th House of Love and Creativity. You want to present a more passionate side of yourself today and may be very serious about making others understand what you’re feeling. Ironically, you could try so hard that your intensity gets in the way of your message. Fortunately, you can lighten up the energy by being more playful. You’ll have a better shot at reaching satisfaction if everyone is at ease.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may have big ideas about what you want to accomplish at work today, but the inflexible Scorpio New Moon in your 4th House of Home and Family uncovers pressing domestic responsibilities. You might be overly concerned that these personal issues could hijack your professional aspirations, but surprisingly they could give you more energy than they take. Don’t resist what you have to do because a methodical approach will enable you to do it all.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might try to reclaim your power and make some last minute changes to your schedule. But it won’t be as easy as you think because it’s difficult to break commitments without creating a whole new set of problems. Today’s rigid Scorpio New Moon activates your 3rd House of Immediate Environment, reminding you to follow through on previous promises before unnecessarily making your life even more complicated.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Make the most of today’s perceptive Scorpio New Moon in your 2nd House of Money by planning your finances for the next few weeks. It doesn’t matter if your cash flow is in good or bad condition; you benefit either way by creating a sensible budget. Just keep in mind that you could make a significant error if you take any shortcuts. Take your time and think through your assumptions; it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may believe that your wishes can come true today as the New Moon in your sign plants seeds of intention in your 1st House of Self. But a difficult Mercury-Pluto aspect could turn a casual desire into an obsession if you don’t temper extreme emotions with a more calculated and logical approach. Go ahead and ask for what you want, but then let go of your attachment to the outcome. Paradoxically, relaxing your grip on the reins will actually give you more control in the long run.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may feel as if a phase of your life is nearing conclusion, but this is really a sign that new opportunities are around the next corner. The mysterious Scorpio New Moon in your 12th House of Destiny opposes your key planet Jupiter, making the current transition even more significant than you realize. Just don’t expect your natural optimism to make up for a lack of work. Scaling back your expectations and working harder should help you get what you want.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Today’s controlling Scorpio New Moon in your 11th House of Social Networking encourages you to reserve your participation in a group until you are sure that your intentions are aligned with theirs. Don’t be overly casual about your involvement with friends and associates now, for they could change the direction of your current trajectory. Rather than going along with the crowd, establish your own path based on what’s most important to you.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your career is most likely your main focus today as the potent Scorpio New Moon spotlights your 10th House of Public Status. You are wise to seriously consider your options prior to initiating any new plans because spending energy on a project that distracts you from your real goals is a waste of time. Trust your intuition now; it will steer you in the right direction.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are resistant to being talked out of your opinions today with the penetrating Scorpio New Moon falling in your 9th House of Beliefs. You think that you can see through the veils of illusion and into the inner core of reality, but all is not exactly as it appears. The Moon’s opposition to optimistic Jupiter makes it easy to convince yourself that your ideas are facts. Be vigilant and make sure your goals are realistic before finding yourself too far along a road that’s taking you in the wrong direction.

Cosmic Calendar for Wednesday, October 26th

If you read yesterday’s calendar entry carefully, you know that the dark-of-the-moon time-period of the month is in effect this morning and until the New Moon occurs at 12:57PM PDT. The key is to finish old business in the first part of the day as Mars forms a supportive, 60-degree alliance with Saturn (2:39AM PDT), Mercury parallels Pluto (4:15AM PDT), the Moon in Libra is void from 5:19AM PDT until 8:09AM PDT (when the Moon enters Scorpio), Venus parallels Ceres (6:21AM PDT), the Moon unites with Juno (9:02AM PDT), Venus makes a 30-degree tie to Saturn (10:35AM PDT), and Mercury makes a frictional, 45-degree link to Pluto (12:29PM PDT). Here are seven fairly important alignments – most uplifting, empowering and productivity-enhancing – but they are all encouraging you to complete enterprises that you already have been working on for weeks or months. Once the New Moon occurs (activating 4 degrees of Scorpio at 12:57PM PDT), the usual rule of thumb is to leap ahead with bold plans across the board and especially associated with in-depth research and investigative work. Causing a potential challenge just a few hours later is a sharp Venus-Mars square in fixed, power signs (3:24PM PDT). Love vibrations take a turn for the worse and social affairs may seem more subdued and turbulent than usual. A Sun-Neptune parallel (7:36PM PDT) opens the gates of psychic attunement while Juno trine Chiron in water signs (10:25PM PDT) is a notable boost for emotional empowerment. These two evening sky patterns are magnified as Pallas re-enters the universal air sign of Aquarius (8:34PM PDT) until February 11, 2012.

New Moon Report for October 26th – New Moon in Scorpio

New Moon in Scorpio

Wednesday, October 26, 12:56 pm PDT, 3:56 pm EDT

The New Moon in passionate Scorpio arouses deep emotions. We may become hungry with desire, riddled with doubt or embittered with discontent that could seem like more than we can handle. Trying to bury these feelings is tempting, yet they provide the fuel required to make positive changes. Eliminating unhealthy beliefs, behavior and individuals that stand in the way of fulfillment is sometimes a painful task. However, the secret of tapping into Scorpio’s deep well of resources is to understand that we sometimes have to let go to in order to grow.

The New Moon in passionate Scorpio takes us to the heart of desire, often arousing thoughts and feelings that can be frightening or inappropriate. But this is the season to face the demons of our fears and accept the truth of what we’re really hungry for. The rawness of these feelings releases emotional power that can be applied intelligently to overcome obstacles and begin fulfilling our deepest needs.

the daily humorscopes for wednesday, october 26th

the daily humorscope 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
It’s time to seriously consider indoor golf. How else are you going to use terms like “mashee” or “niblick” in casual conversation?
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Excellent day to crouch behind furniture, and peer over the top. If you can do that while wearing one of those Groucho Marx noses, so much the better.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Let a smile be your umbrella, today. Tomorrow: letting a grimace be a pair of hip-waders.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Today you will lie to yourself. Amusingly, you will be completely taken in, and will be very annoyed later when the truth comes out.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
At the same moment you read this, someone will be thinking about you and smiling. In a moment, they’ll be laughing outright.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You will become a bit nervous when you spot the Feldsteins, next door, doing a Bantu war dance. Perhaps you should call in sick today, and just stay indoors watching Wheel Of Fortune?
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
What are you looking here, for? You should be on a spaceship, sticking a fish in your ear. It’s not like you didn’t get enough hints. If you are vaporized, it’s your own darned fault, I’d say.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
This is a time when you need to hold on to your dreams. Or in other words, reality is becoming too much for you, and you should try to escape into a bizarre fantasy life. Heck, it works fine for Ross Perot, doesn’t it?
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Everyone’s talking about Nostradamus these days, but nobody ever remembers his first name. Except you. People may think it’s pretentious of you to talk about “Bob Nostradamus”, but who cares? They’ll all die when the comet hits, anyway.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
The mythic asteroid Chaeron, in collaboration with the uneasy spirit of Atahualpa (the last Inca king), will act to produce a gastric upset of epic proportions, today. Keep your chakras clear, and carry some Imodium.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Good day to buy chocolate for someone you love.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
A dirigible will hover nearby today, and you will have the uneasy feeling that you are being watched. You are, but so what?

Today’s Meditation for October 26th – Autumn candle meditation

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Autumn candle meditation


The season I like best is autumn. When the weather is fine, I like to go outside, enjoying the last warm rays of a sun that is quickly loosing its strength, and watching the changing colours and the winds that carry away the leaves from the trees. When the weather is rainy, however, I like to do an autumn candle meditation.
For this meditation, you need: a rainy day, at least half an hour of time when you will not be disturbed and a comfortable chair that faces a window with a good view. I like to do this in the attic where the rain is drumming on the roof light, or in a place where I can look out into the garden. You also need a cup of hot tea, maybe a blanket and of course a candle.

Prepare your tea, and make yourself comfortable, facing the window. Start the meditation by lighting the candle. Be calm and relaxed. If you want to, focus on your breath for a few minutes in order to relax. Then, allow yourself to watch the autumn rain. Enjoy the warmth of your tea. Let everything else go. No hurry, no planning, no reflection – just let everything else go. Whenever your mind wanders back to something that happened yesterday, just bring it back to the moment. Whenever you start thinking about something you will have to do tomorrow, just come back to the present moment. Be present. Whenever you feel anger, fear, stress, let it go and come back to the present moment. Just be.
End the meditation by blowing out the candle

 Daily Meditation

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Wishing You A Very Happy Hump Day!

Days Of The Week Comments

  • Element:  Air
  • Colour:  Yellow
  • Crystals:  Agate, citrine, falcon’s eye, jasper, malachite, onyx
  • Incense: Lavender, lemongrass, mace
  • Trees:  Hazel, ash
  • Herbs and oils:  Dill, fennel, parsley, valerian
  • Metal:  Aluminium, mercury
  • Astrological rulership:  Gemini, Virgo

Wednesday, the day of Mercury, is good for spells for money-making ventures, clear communication, persuasion, adaptability and versatility improving memory and sharpening logic, learning, examinations and tests, mastering new technology, short-distance travel and short breaks and conventional methods of healing, especially surgery. It is also potent for business negotiations, overcoming debt, and repelling envy, malice, spite and deceit. Mercury is a fleet-footed messenger God who carries the healing caduceus, a staff with entwine serpents. 
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Methods of Cleansing

As with any method of cleansing, intention is the key–before you begin, you need to be focused on the process of cleansing. So as you cleanse your crystal, think about what you are doing and how this action is releasing unwanted energies.

BRUSHING:  A soft brush such as a makeup brush or a paint brush is good for removing dust that can build up on surface and delicate crevices of the stone.

PHYSICAL CLEANSING:  A little mild detergent mixed with water in a bowl, followed by a thorough rinse in clear water, will make crystals sparkle. (Don’t use water if they are water-soluble crystals!)

RUNNING WATER:  Hold your crystal under running water for a few minutes. It may need longer if it’s been working hard or hasn’t been cleansed for a long time. If you feel that it needs a lot of time, place the crystal in a bowl of water in your sink and let the water run into the bowl for as long as necessary.

MOONLIGHT:  Leave the crystal in moonlight, especially in a full moon, or leave it out during a new moon.

BURNING INCENSE OR SMUDGE STICK:  The smoke from frankincense, sandalwood, and sage is cleansing. You can burn either incense or a smudge stick (A small bunch of dried herbs burned during Native American cleansing rituals.

EARTH:  Bury the crystal in the earth–when you unearth it a week or more later, it will be born anew. Different traditions round the world apply this technique in varying ways. One method is to bury it during a Full Moon and unearth it on a New Moon.

CRYSTALLINE ENERGIES:  Place the crystal on an amethyst bed, on a quartz cluster, or inside a geode and allow the crystalline energies to cleanse and clear it. A large amethyst bed can be like a vacation for your crystals.

The question of how long you should leave them is a little open-ended. Crystals are like people–how long do you usually need to refresh and revitalize yourself? To know when a crystal is ready to work again, use your intuition–also, look for brightness and color returning to the crystal, which should no longer feel “clammy.” Once you are used to working with crystals, you will find it easy to know when they are ready to go back to work.

SOUNDS:  Chanting, drumming, or playing Tibetan bells or cymbals can clear unhelpful vibrations.

SUNLIGHT:  You can cleanse your crystal by leaving it in sunlight and also dry your crystals in the sun after washing them (Caution: Quartz crystals, especially crystal balls, will focus the sun’s rays and so can be a fire risk take appropriate precautions.)

BREATH, LIGHT OR REIKI:  Breathing over your crystal helps to cleanse it –focus your mind, heart, and being through your breath, connecting your inner being to the outside. Reiki an also be practiced on crystals, and a meditation technique involving a visualization of light can be used, too. Still your mind and picture a bright light flowing from your brow chakra to the crystal in your hand, washing over it then filling the crystal. When it completely glows with light, slowly bring your focus away from the crystal and back to our surroundings.

Cleansing Crystals

You can see when a crystal needs cleansing–it loses its sparkle, brightness and even color, and may feel sticky in your hand. Dust is drawn to crystals because of their electric properties, adhering to them through an electrostatic charge. This alters their natural healing abilities, reducing the number of photons of light reaching the crystal. Regular cleansing prevents a buildup of dust.

The other reason crystals have to be cleansed is that they pick up energy when we are working with them, either from ourselves or from others. They will even pick up energy from people in a shop and, in fact, may have been handled by any customers before you. There is nothing wrong with these energies–they’re not “good” or “bad”–it’s just that they’re not yours, and it’s your energy the crystal will be working on or with to achieve its healing effects.

Choosing and Working with a Pendulum

A pendulum gives you a physical representation of your natural inner knowing. It consists of a piece of metal, wood, or crystal hanging on a chain or string. A crystal pendulum requires less effort to work with when you start, as crystals magnify energy, which makes tuning into them simpler and their answers more obvious. When you choose your pendulum, don’t think about it too much–simply stand in front of a selection and pick the first one you notice. As with choosing crystals, you need to trust your instincts.

Pendulum Dowsing

Dowsing is a natural and ancient human ability, possibly the oldest form of divination. We know that people have been dowsing since before recorded time, as the earliest writings talk of dosing in a matter-of-fact way. Today dowsing is used by therapists in many fields, as well as by water and oil companies throughout the world It can be done with a pendulum, rod, r forked twig, but a pendulum is the most portable and straightforward to work with when dowsing over a person.