Today’s I Ching Hexagram for December 12th is 15: Humility

15: Humility

Hexagram 15

General Meaning: Humility is often rewarded in human affairs, just as the erosion of a great mountain fills the valley. It is the way of nature to fill the empty cup. Regardless of your position, humility is a positive and deceptively powerful attribute. If you are in a high position but are still humble, people will be drawn to you and the causes you espouse. If your position is lowly, humility will endear you to those of higher status. True humility is a virtue to which all should aspire.

The most successful and happiest people are those who know how to bring each situation into balance by reducing that which is too great, and adding to that which is too little. Such a person craves not power, but balanced and stable relationships. Humility is the virtue that supplies the balancing power, as humble people are not prey to the many illusions that grow out of self-importance. If humility is not natural to your disposition, make a conscious effort to develop a strain of self-effacing humor.

Today’s Runes for Monday, December 12th is Eoh

Today’s Runes

Jade Runes are most commonly used for questions about love, friendship, and relationships. Eoh refers to the Yew tree. The Yew does not go dormant and therefore represents endurance. Even the wood of the tree is strong, resilient, and pliable – the Yew bends, but does not break. The evergreen nature of the Yew is present even in the rune itself, as it cannot be changed even by reversal. This rune is historically symbolic of death, but, as in the Tarot and as suggested by the nature of the Yew tree itself, death is seen only as a transmutation of something eternal and unchanging – the spirit.

Today’s Tarot Card for December 12th is The Hierophant

The Hierophant

This Tarot Deck: Ukiyoe

General Meaning: Traditionally known as the Hierophant, this card refers to a Master and the learning of practical lessons from the study of Natural Law. This energy of this card points to some agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the moon and tides, the links between human beings and the heavens.

Because monasteries were the only places a person could learn to read and write in the middle ages, a Hierophant was one to whom a student would petition for entry. He was the one to set the curriculum for the neophyte’s course of study.

Often pictured with the right hand raised in blessing, the Hierophant is linked with the ancient lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, the one who passes on the teachings. All shamans of any tradition draw upon this archetype.

Your Horoscope Spirit Profile

Your Horoscope Spirit Profile

  • Annie B. Bond

Most of us have read the personality descriptions on the online horoscope sites, or in the newspaper. But here is a somewhat deeper look at your Sun Sign’s primary qualities, seen from the perspective of the spirit.

Find out more about your deeper nature, right here:

Aries, March 21-April 19: Forceful, self-willed, enthusiastic, exaggerative, passionate, extrovert, pioneer, courageous, self-sufficient, idealistic.

Taurus, April 20-May 21: Strong-willed, toiling, practical, sensuous, musical, literary, artistic, temperate, moist, fruitful, magnetic, beneficent, intractable.

Gemini, May 22-June 20: Communicative, inventive, alert, inquisitive, swift, sharp, versatile, dry, mental, ardent, youthful, mobile, idealistic.

Cancer, June 21-July 22: Reflection, sensitivity, memory, receptiveness, fluctuation, responsiveness, sympathy, magnetism.

Leo, July 23- Aug 22: Initiation, power, glory, vigor, ardor, beneficence, creative force, self-expression, full of ideas, talent.

Virgo, Aug 23-Sept 22: Practicality, discernment, intelligence, healing (health, hygiene, diet), duty, fundamentals, craftsmanship, purity.

Libra, Sept 23-Oct 22: Harmony, gentleness, stability, discrimination, beauty, affection, partnership, marriage, social awareness, justice.

Scorpio, Oct 23-Nov 21: Power, energy, intensity, will, magnetism, subtlety, resurrection, elimination, renewal, resolution.

Sagittarius, Nov 22-Dec 21: Honesty, clarity, dignity, benevolence, magnanimity, jollity, encompassing quality, optimism, loyalty, independence, generosity, love of education, literature, justice.

Capricorn, Dec 22-Jan 19: Responsibility, duty, toil, enquiry, restraint, secrecy, discipline, patience, persistence, doggedness, indefatigable aspiration, limitation, taciturnity, practicality, idealism.

Aquarius, Jan 20-Feb 18: Independence, turbulence, fellowship, friendship, relationship, originality, genius, brotherhood, abstraction, optimism, intellect, remoteness, literature, science, inventiveness, peace, artistry, inspiration, perversity, tenacity, intuition.

Pisces, Feb 19-March 20: Intuitive, impressionable, fanciful, naïve, free spirit, unworldly, creative, imaginative, clairvoyant, retiring, vulnerable, studious, romantic, emotional, trusting, vacillating, melancholy, indecisive, insecure, artistic.

Your Horoscopes for Monday, December 12th

We still might find it easier to keep our feelings to ourselves, even though the emotional Cancer Moon intensifies our reactions. Although we may not say much, our moods continue changing throughout the day, and each shift helps to add new perspectives to our current situation. The Moon’s harmonious sextile to physical Mars enables us to initiate action, even if we choose to remain silent on this last day of messenger Mercury’s retrograde phase.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

It may not be easy to return to work today because the self-protective Cancer Moon encourages you to hide behind an impenetrable wall. You could be worried about a personal matter that pulls some of your attention away from your work. You might even need extra time to take care of family responsibilities, so it’s crucial to find ways to increase your efficiency on the job. Completing tasks quicker enables you to gracefully balance your private and public obligations.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

It’s difficult to stay within your limits today because indulgent Jupiter convinces you that anything is possible. However, your excessive behavior won’t likely be apparent to others as the introverted Cancer Moon visits your 3rd House of Communication. Although your judgment is cloudy now, you’re likely to err on the side of generosity rather than stinginess. Even if your day doesn’t unfold as expected, maintaining a flexible attitude helps to smooth over the rough spots.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your gut instincts could get in your way of having a good time today, but it isn’t a healthy strategy to ignore your feelings for the sake of convenience. If you do, you may become disconnected from your closest friends and co-workers. Sharing your emotions may be awkward at first, but the simple act of communication could be enough to prevent loneliness now. Revealing your vulnerability takes courage, but it’s the key to deepening an important relationship.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Expressing your feelings seems more natural today with the Moon camping out in your sign. It’s even easier if you are confident about your current course of action. However, others may still be hesitant now, making it difficult to know if they really support your ideas. It’s a mistake to take the feedback you receive too personally. Instead of worrying or complaining, get busy and make your plan so awesome that it can’t be ignored.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It’s not time to reveal your feelings yet, for others may not be as trustworthy as they seem now. A co-worker might successfully play off your hopes and entice you to change your mind. Your best strategy today is practicing self-containment; keeping to yourself adds power to your dreams. Make time for your inner work and include others in your process only after you are ready.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It’s challenging to stay on track now because your emotions could be at odds with what’s happening in your outer world. You may not be feeling very grounded today; your current strategy may fall apart if it’s not based upon real business cycles. Thankfully, cutting back on superfluous activities should help you to concentrate on the most important work at hand.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may spend time today contacting a few key colleagues and asking them for their support. Unfortunately, it’s not likely that you will get them to commit to your plan, for everyone seems to have an agenda of his or her own. Instead of trying to herd cats, pare back your current aspirations. Simplifying your goals and limiting your conversations to one-on-one encounters increase your chances for success.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may be thinking about an upcoming trip, but you’re not likely to share your plans yet. You could be afraid that others won’t understand your needs and you don’t want to waste time justifying your intentions. Additionally, it’s more useful to develop your ideas and take them to the next level before dissipating your enthusiasm by responding to any negative judgments. Once you have figured out your itinerary, then you’ll be able to talk about it with more confidence.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

This can be a fairly smooth day, especially if you have figured how to be more comfortable with feelings that may have been causing trouble recently. At first confronting fears that stem from an old relationship wound may seem too overwhelming to face today, but it becomes easier as the day wears on. Interactions with others can take on a life of their own today, yet practicing the art of compromise helps you keep it all together now.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You want more clarity in relationships now, but the security you crave may be nearly impossible to find if others aren’t playing by the same rules of the game. You may feel let down when someone doesn’t meet your high expectations for consistency or productivity. Getting your workmates to agree to your deadline today seems like a positive step, but this doesn’t mean they will actually deliver on their promises. Patience is necessary and a healthy sense of humor helps during these uncertain times.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’re feeling out of your element today as illogical emotions swirl around, creating complex currents and subtle nuances that are hard to understand. A simple job might require more time to complete now because you won’t want to do things the tried-and-true way. If you can take the courage and enthusiasm you have about experimenting with new methods and use that positivity to jump into an emotional discussion, you may be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your best efforts may be thwarted now, but your willingness to let go of your original course of action can enable you to overcome the current obstacles. Paradoxically, you — and not the circumstances — create the limitations today. Unfortunately, working harder won’t necessarily bring success; instead, unwavering persistence and a positive attitude is your ticket to the top.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of December 12th

Messenger Mercury’s shift into forward gear on Tuesday should get conversations and communications moving more quickly. New connections that have been caught up in holding patterns may soon be ready for takeoff. Just plan your weekend carefully since efficiency is sexy with the Moon in practical Virgo on Friday and Saturday. The lunar shift into lovely Libra on Sunday morning creates a perfect atmosphere for hanging out with good friends or collaborating on a creative project that makes your heart sing.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Enthusiasm is a wonderful thing, Aries, but you could raise your expectations beyond reason this weekend. The efficient Virgo Moon is busy working in your 6th House of Service, which can tie you up with minor tasks on Thursday night, Friday and Saturday. Bold plans and extravagant promises are more likely to cause complications that result in disappointment. A more modest approach to your social life can lead to sweet little pleasures that warm your heart.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Messages are mixed this weekend with the mood-setting Moon kicking back in your 5th House of Romance on Thursday night, Friday and Saturday, increasing your chances of receiving some love and affection. However, the Moon’s presence in analytical Virgo can provoke criticism that undermines confidence. Recognizing your flaws and striving for self-improvement is an admirable approach, but don’t allow minor matters to get in the way of your fun.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your chatty ruling planet Mercury turns direct in your 7th House of Partners on Tuesday night, enabling communications to flow more easily. Honesty is, of course, a wonderful policy as long as it’s mixed with kindness. But blunt statements from you or others can be hurtful, even if that’s not anyone’s intention. Considering your audience and choosing your words with care can help heal ongoing relationships or get a new one off to a healthy start.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Explaining your feelings isn’t always easy, but could be an essential task this weekend. The logical Virgo Moon visits your 3rd House of Information on Thursday night and stays until Sunday morning, placing a premium on clear communications. If you can focus on one subject at a time, you should be able to untangle emotional knots and overcome misunderstandings. Being completely open about your interests with someone new can lay down a solid foundation that slowly builds the trust you need.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

When it comes to love you’re a gambler who likes to put your heart on the line. However, the Moon is in cautious Virgo and your 2nd House of Self-Worth from Thursday night to Sunday morning, which suggests that you are better off measuring your emotions and controlling how you express them this weekend. Repairing a wounded relationship takes time and attention; building a new one is also more likely to work best with patience that allows passion to grow slowly.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The Moon drops into your analytical sign Thursday night and doesn’t leave until Sunday morning, amplifying emotional tension and casting you in the spotlight. Obviously, you would prefer to avoid the attention when you’re not performing at your best. However, you can learn something important now about how your behavior affects your relationships. Talking through complex issues with loved ones empowers you to make more intelligent decisions about your personal life.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Peace and quiet are more desirable on Thursday night, Friday and Saturday when the Virgo Moon is moving through your ultra-private 12th house. Time spent alone or with one sensitive person in a secret place can provide the comfort that you seek. Bolder behavior is likely on Sunday with a lunar shift into your sociable sign. You’re ready for excitement and might be so bored with the usual routine that you’re the one to shake things up.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Social activities involving friends or colleagues should spice up your life this weekend. The Moon’s presence in your 11th House of Groups enlivens the mood on Thursday night, Friday and Saturday when you’re a valuable part of a team. Connecting with someone special while working for a charitable organization makes for a perfect blend of service and pleasure. However, it’s smart to get your rest, because Sunday could be a wild day as sudden changes of mood provide all the surprises you can handle.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Finding time to enjoy yourself could be challenging this weekend. The hardworking Virgo Moon is highlighting your 10th House of Responsibilities until Sunday morning, loading you down with plenty of obligations. On the plus side, this gives you a wonderful chance to prove what a competent leader you are now. However, don’t promise too much, because earning respect may not sound sexy, but could be a positive step toward obtaining the love you desire.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your interest in unique and unconventional subjects could enhance your relationship life this weekend. The Moon is traveling through detail-oriented Virgo and your 9th House of Learning, enabling you to combine education and entertainment. Whether you’re a student or a teacher, taking in cultural events not only sharpens your mind, but makes you a more desirable companion. Being generous with your knowledge only increases your sex appeal.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The analytical Virgo Moon’s presence in your 8th House of Intimacy can bring you closer with someone special over the weekend. However, there may be some critical little details to be worked out to make this magic happen. Discussing delicate issues requires maturity and a willingness to be precise about your needs. It’s easy to find faults now, but romance flourishes when hard truths are softened with kind words of compassion and forgiveness.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

The picky Virgo Moon enters your 7th House of Partnerships on Thursday night to place relationship matters on the front burner most of the weekend. You may be dealing with a critical person, but don’t let tender feelings keep you from facing the facts. You might have to work hard to restore peace to a current alliance or to get off to a good start with someone new. Use common sense to create the safety net that you need for the intimacy that follows.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, December 12th

If some of your pep and dynamism have been restricted as of late, it might be due to the recent Mercury reversal in Sagittarius that has been in effect since November 23. This doesn’t mean Mercury has been a bad or negative celestial influence – only that it hasn’t been moving in the same direction as the Sun and Moon (the two luminaries in the sky). Once Mercury makes its station tomorrow and returns to direct motion, it is easier for your mental interests and communication skills to line up creatively with your overall character (Sun) and personality expression (Moon). Meanwhile, as Mercury slows down in its retrograde cycle today, you want to strive to maintain productivity across the board as the Sun squares Ceres (3:32AM PST). This largest asteroid – Ceres – has much to do with productivity via its affiliations with Mother Nature, agriculture, gardening, food, diet and nutrition. Fortunately, 7 hours after the Sun moves 90-degrees to Ceres, Venus makes a constructive, 60-degree link to Ceres (10:46AM PST) – helping you stay busy and active with favorite arts, crafts and hobbies. Hit the scientific, metaphysical and astrological books this evening – courtesy of a subtle and yet still supportive, 30-degree tie from Jupiter in Taurus to Uranus in Aries (9:24PM PST). Once Jupiter shifts its retrograde energy-field to direct motion on Christmas Day, it will eventually play catch up with Uranus to form another one of these 30-degree links on January 17, 2012. While the 30-degree aspect is considered minor by most astrologers, it still has the power to give you a lift or breakthrough that can change your life for the better.

the daily humorscopes for monday, december 12th

the daily humorscope 

Monday, December 12, 2011

 
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Nobody will notice your new haircut, which you will find intensely irritating. It’s not as if you always had an irridescent green mohawk, you know?
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Today someone will accuse you of spending too much time with your computer. The way to handle that is to say you’ve got “lots of work to do.” (And don’t let them spot you fondly caressing it.)
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Remember to bring your entrenching tool with you today. You’ll need it. (You know…for the marketing meeting.)
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This is a good day to bake. Cinnamon rolls would be good. Or perhaps some crusty bread. If you follow my advice, you will make friends and influence people. Otherwise a horrifying fate awaits you. No pressure, though. Do what you feel is right for you.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You will have a grilled cheese sandwich today, and a bowl of tomato soup. When nobody is looking you will secretly dunk your sandwich. You never tire of the wild life, do you?
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Good day to call an old friend, and reminisce. (It turns out to be much much harder to reminisce with a new friend.)
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You will make people squirm, today. Surprisingly, some of them will show remarkable talent at squirming.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
An elderly Chinese gentleman will drop by for a visit. You’ll spend the entire visit in complete silence, except for the occasional clink of a teacup in a saucer.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Your perfume or cologne has too much patchoulli. Only an idiot wears patchoulli. Or a witch. Hmm. Er, never mind. Wear whatever you like. I’m sure it’s quite nice.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
You will discover a secret about the Spice Girls – most of them can’t tell Cumin from Coriander. In fact, some of them are vague about whether Black and Red Pepper come from different types of plants. You will quite sensibly decide to avoid going to their place for dinner.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
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.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You are being followed by a quiet, rugged man wearing cowboy boots, jeans, a large silver belt-buckle, a faded plaid flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled up, and a Carmen Miranda hat. Perhaps you should hurry.

We A Truly Blessed On This Beautiful Monday, dear friends!

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Monday

Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood

Planet: Moon

Sign: Cancer

Angel: Gabriel

Colors: Silver, White and Gray

Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris

Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes

Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

 

Spellcrafting for Monday

 

SPELL AGAINST PSYCHIC ATTACK

When an attack takes place, the Psychic Vampire receives an energy surge while the
victim experiences fatigue. People who “suck” the energy of others are
called “psychic vampires.” This “sucking” takes place when one’s energy is depleted
and needs to be replenished so he or she “sucks” the energy of another person. It is
not unusual for a person who is ill or feeling inadequate emotionally to draw upon or
deplete energized individuals of their life force. These “suckers” are not bad people,
most of them are not aware on a conscious level that they are doing what they are doing.
Still, their unknowing actions can play havoc with anyone who leaves an energetic
opening for this type of thievery. It is important for us to be aware that we may be
susceptible to having our energies stolen from us and learn ways to protect ourselves.
The harm in a psychic attack is that there is no fair exchange of energy and therefore one
feels depleted while the other becomes energized.

 

SYMPTOMS OF PSYCHIC ATTACK

Leaky or diminishing aura dizziness loss of energy muscle tension
mental confusion headaches chronic fatigue sleep disturbances
irritability depressed mood physical illness
You begin to see others or one person receive your wishes and desires on a regular basis.

 

TRAITS OF A PSYCHIC VAMPIRE

Experiences feelings of abandonment or rejection
needs constant reassurance never feels satisfied seeks nurturing
low energy – fatigued Insecurity low self esteem
usually overweight/underweight

 

SPELL FOR PROTECTION AGAINST PSYCHIC ATTACK

Become aware of what individuals deplete your energy and limit your contact with them.
Visualization Techniques – Build walls of protection or create a bubble of light
surrounding your auric field.
Crystal Shields – amulets for protection

 

SPELL TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PSYCHIC SHIELD

The night before the Full Moon, find a place where your altar will not be disturbed for 24 hours.
Put the cauldron in the center with a red candle on the right side, black candle of the
left side, and white candle in the back; but do not light them yet.
Sprinkle a mixture of equal parts of elder blossoms, marjoram, mint and rue in an unbroken
circle around the cauldron. Into a tiny vial, measure equal drops of clove, frankincense,
jasmine, and lavender. Set the sealed bottle in the cauldron and leave until the night
of the Full Moon. On Full Moon night, take a cleansing bathe and robe yourself in white.
Carry a good protective or purification incense through every room in the house.
Make certain that the smoke drifts into closets.
Return to the altar and light the candles. Take up the dagger or sword. Face the
East and raise the sword in salute. To salute in this manner, simply hold the sword
point upward in front of you. Say:
By the power of the rising sun, all evil in my life is done.
Turn to the South, salute, say:
By the power of darkening night, my shield is strong, my armor tight.
Turn to the North, salute, say:
By Full Moon in blackening sky, I am not alone. My help is nigh.
The Goddess’s hands around me stay, To keep me safe by night and day.
Begone, foul spirits, unbidden here. I send you back, I do not fear.
For I have won. I am set free. You have no further power over me.
Face the altar and take up the vial of oil.
Put a drop of oil on your finger and anoint your forehead, heart, solar plexus, wrists and ankles.
As you do this, visualize a shining blue suit of armor slowly descending over your
body until you are entirely protected. Cap the bottle and store in a safe place.
Thank the Powers for their help and extinguish the candles.
Apply the oil and repeat the chants whenever you feel the armor is slipping.

  ~Magickal Graphics~

 

Spell Of The Month

Thin Veil Spell

Best Day To Cast:  December 21st – Yule – Winter Solstice

Color of the Day:  White

Incense of the Day:  Vanilla

The Spell:

The Winter Solstice marks the beginning of the returning light of the Sun. It is the shortest day and longest night. In pre-Celtic Ireland, a wonderful ancient tomb and fairy mound called Brug na Boinne, located near modern Newgrange, contained a passageway which was aligned with the Sun on the Winter Solstice. On this day, sunlight streamed into the back of the sacred site. Like other sacred days, the Winter Solstice is a time when the veil between the worlds is thin, and contact with the Gods may be auspicious. A ritual sleep or vision quest prior to the solstice morning ceremony may bring you visions of what is to grow in your life. Before bed, recite these words inspired by the Scottish “Lullaby of the Snow” until you fall asleep:

Cold, cold this night,
Lasting this night my
sleep.
My eye is closed,
My sleep is heavy,
Bring visions of my soul
to me.

 

– Sharynne NicMhacha

Llewellyn’s Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac