Today’s I Ching Hexagram for December 31st is 57: Gentle Penetration

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:

57: Gentle Penetration

Hexagram 57

General Meaning: The general situation here points to subtle penetration. Reeds bend softly in the wind, symbolizing flexibility and endurance, symbolizing quiet, relaxed effectiveness in action. A gentle influence is at work, but just as the wind is ceaseless in its efforts, so too small forces can persist to produce lasting results.

Gentle penetration bodes well for new relationships of all kinds. Just as a summer breeze slowly penetrates the woods to cool the forest, the brilliant ideas of gifted leaders or the sincere feelings of warm-hearted lovers slowly penetrate the minds and hearts of others. In personal relationships, a gentle beginning is often linked to a long-lasting union.

When employing a force that is weak but persistent, careful aim is necessary, for only when a small force continually moves in the same direction can it have much effect. In human affairs, this kind of influence comes more through strength of character than by direct confrontation or seduction. It’s important to have, and stick to, clearly defined goals. Maintaining a strong vision and following a steady course of least resistance often brings good fortune.

Today’s Runes for December 31st is Othila

Today’s Runes

Stone Runes are most commonly used for questions about the natural world and things beyond human control. Othila is the homeland. Land was the purest form of immovable wealth in Norse civilization, distinct from the movable wealth represented by Fehu. This rune speaks of stability and safety stemming from inheritance, both material and genetic. With respect to the question asked, consider the background of the people and families involved…

Today’s Tarot Card for December 31st is The Emperor

The Emperor

This Tarot Deck: Dragon

General Meaning: In the most practical terms, what has traditionally been called the Emperor card represents the highest leadership, a head of state or the most exemplary and powerful person in the realm. This archetypal ruler is responsible for the positive working out of affairs of a society or community, which are directly proportional to his well being and happiness.

The more enlightenment and cosmic perspective this energy brings, the better life is for all. The Emperor archetype masters the world of matter and physical manifestation. When you apply this card to your situation, acknowledge your potentials for mastery. Reinforce a sense of sovereignty within yourself, despite any self-limiting beliefs, habits or appearances to the contrary.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for December 31st

The year 2011 is now going to end – not with a whimper, but more likely a bang. The reasons are numerous. First of all, yesterday’s void lunar adventure in watery Pisces ends at 1:49AM PST this morning when the Moon enters fiery, assertive Aries. Thus, this last day of the year carries the essence of independent, forceful Ram-vibrations. Meanwhile, the Moon quickly unites with Uranus (3:29AM PST) – the radical-change agent planet that also stimulates liberation movements, one of the major themes around the globe during the past 12 months. Emotional storms as well as some partnership upheavals can coincide with a Juno-Pluto 45-degree connection (5:30AM PST). Later on, the best alignment today occurs when Mercury in Sagittarius forms an inspirational, 72-degree rapport with Chiron in Pisces (5:16PM PST). Hang on to these healing, revelatory and soulful energies as you may need them during the remaining evening hours. The key challenges tonight – which could short-circuit vital communications and coincide with some psychic meltdowns – come from Mercury squares Mars (10:07PM PST) shortly before the First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase arrives (activating 11 degrees of Capricorn and Aries at 10:16PM PST). Realize that a quarter-moon vibration is a square aspect of 90-degrees from Sun to Moon – when you primarily need to cut through obstacles blocking your path. Therefore, this year ends with Mercury-Mars and Sun-Moon squares – both of which are waxing in intensity or increasing in light. There is a clear message here that humanity needs to understand the esoteric message of experiencing Harmony through Conflict – the keynote of one of the seven rays associated with the seven colors of the rainbow linking heaven to earth. When you are making New Year’s resolutions, keep in mind that the first day of 2012 actually carries a much more buoyant and optimistic tone than the last 24-hour time-period of 2011.

Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, December 31st

We react swiftly to whatever is happening in our lives when the Moon blasts into headstrong Aries at 4:48 am EST. We’re so excited that our emotions may flare as the Moon joins explosive Uranus. Nevertheless, it’s difficult to sustain our initial enthusiasm, especially when the Moon runs into a troublesome square with suspicious Pluto later in the day. Managing our anger should help prevent an argument when chatty Mercury squares Pluto tonight.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You are eager to rush into a new situation without a lot of forethought when the Moon returns to your impetuous sign this morning. Unfortunately, your impulsive behavior may arouse a strong reaction from a friend or acquaintance. It’s wise to wait until tomorrow to see how you feel rather than starting something now you could quickly regret. If your idea still seems like a smart one, then it makes sense to proceed full steam ahead.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You are easily annoyed by your own impatience because you’re uncertain if starting a new project now is such a good idea. You might even try to talk yourself out of doing anything today, but this behavior could add to your frustration. Ultimately, you know that it’s wiser to listen to logic and tie up loose ends before doing anything else. However, if you blindly push ahead you’re likely to run into strong resistance.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Finally, you’re ready to look ahead instead of reviewing your recent past. Nevertheless, there are formidable obstacles that must be overcome before you’re able to put your new plans into action. Attempts to avoid the source of the current friction are futile. Denial only strengthens the resistance, for the problem will resurface later with greater intensity. Slow down and face the music. You’ll be more prepared to step into your future once you learn a valuable lesson.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Relationship issues may be stressful now, creating conflict with the demands of your work. You might feel as if you’re caught in the crosscurrents and that you will let someone down, no matter which path you choose. However, there is another way through this obstacle course. Balancing your professional and personal lives isn’t easy, but setting up a situation that avoids creating winners and losers is your best bet.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Your confidence soars today, especially if you are excited about the future. Unfortunately, your plans are complicated by unstable circumstances and people who may not support your needs now. Don’t place too much value on getting assistance from anyone else. Nevertheless, openly accept help when it’s offered, even if you believe that you can do it alone. Learning to receive from others might not be comfortable at first, but revealing your vulnerability can deepen an important relationship.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

All of your relationships could seem complicated these days and you might choose to avoid interpersonal entanglements as much as you can. Sharing your feelings may not sound safe now, but the emotional roller coaster should start to smooth out in the next day or so. Meanwhile, you may be more dependent on others than you are willing to admit. Acknowledge your desires without making anyone else responsible for your satisfaction. Your radical honesty could defuse a tricky situation.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s annoying if someone makes a promise and then doesn’t follow through by delivering the goods. It’s not as if you coerced anyone into doing something for you; chances are others just arrive out of the blue and offer to help. Nevertheless, it’s never a good idea to become overly dependent on anyone else. Even if you are left in the lurch, just get on with your original plans without wasting time playing the blame game.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You want to demonstrate your competence and your loyalty by shining at what you do today. However, you may not be able to get rid of a bad feeling that you’re being judged by someone who doesn’t really appreciate your efforts. You are now being challenged to overcome resistance: yours or someone else’s. Either way, sidestepping the real issues can feel like defeat. Fortunately, you’ll be proud of yourself if you stand your ground and just do the best you can.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Today starts off with a bang and the energy builds right through your evening celebrations. Although you can feel a burst of creativity early on, you might get irritated with someone who tries to hijack your day with their agenda. But you’re not interested in playing it safe and avoiding confrontation; it could feel exhilarating to push back and defend your territory. Just remember, there may be a price to pay for alienating an ally. Practicing the art of compromise now isn’t easy, but should have a positive effect.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be struggling to balance your naturally conservative approach with an urgent desire to throw caution to the wind. If you have been invited to a party that’s outside your normal social group, you might look forward to your chance to have a different kind of experience. On the other hand, you don’t want to abandon your friends. Ultimately, your choice may not be as significant as you think it will be, as long as you take responsibility for whatever you decide.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may try to make it through the day without causing too much trouble, but once you get going you could raise a few eyebrows. You want to experience life to the fullest now, and could pack so much into each moment that others grow tired just listening to your plans. Remember, you’re riding an adrenaline high today, so be cautious. Even you might not be able to keep up with your crazy schedule.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Even if you’re encountering persistent resistance from your friends, continue pushing toward your goals. You may have your own idea about how you want to welcome in the New Year, but others may pressure you to change your mind. Unfortunately, there will be no winners in a power struggle today. Ultimately, fulfilling your fantasies now might not be as important as you think. As long as your intentions are pure, you should be able to balance your individual needs with the desires of those closest to you.

the daily humorscope


Saturday, December 31, 2011

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
An eldrich fiend will hover at the edge of your sight, tonight, as you look out your window. Not a particularly good day for a midnight stroll.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
A man will be passing by when you suddenly recall a hilarious Monty Python skit, and you’ll burst out laughing. Later, you’ll notice him anxiously looking at himself in a mirror.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Potato awareness day, today. Potatoes have had a tremendous influence on society, since their introduction into Western culture. Just think, for instance, of their effect on Dan Quayle’s career!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Today you will discover that you can amuse your friends by pretending that your hand is a tsetse fly, and “walking” it along the table. Your friends are easily amused, as it turns out.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Dorothy Parker once said “if you can’t say anything nice, come sit next to me.” Today that will be strangely relevant to your own situation.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You are sad about an upcoming event, but can do nothing about it. Try knitting — people say it’s wonderfully relaxing.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Someone nearby will read something out loud to you soon, which you might consider fairly obvious – such as “Blows to the head are a common cause of brain damage.” The best reply to this is “Huh?”
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
It’s time to start setting higher goals. Don’t get stuff to make a salad and then let it rot in the fridge. Get stuff to make several salads, and start your own compost pile!
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Excellent day for light conversation. Good starting points might be “Have you ever thought much about death?” or “Where’s the strangest place you ever had sex?.”
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Today assa a joke, you willa make fun ofa how somebody talk. You willa get beata up.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Absolutely marvelous day to complain, grumble, gripe, or whine. Remember: if you’re going to do something, do it well.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You will develop a strange fascination with steamed vegetables. Which is OK. Much better than, say, an enthusiasm for steamed toast. (Whenever someone asks me what kind of toast I want, I always say “To Friends, Old and New!”)

Happy New Year’s Eve, dearies!

Miscellaneous New Year Comments
 Guess What? Tomorrow’s New Year’s Day! But you already knew that didn’t you, lol!  If you have any party plans tonight away from your home, please be careful. Around here, they put on the News what time the police would be out checking for drunk drivers, hmm! They can’t report the crime that occurs here because this is a crime-free town. But they can tell the drunks what time the police are going to be out were they can avoid them. That’s great! Now why didn’t they tell all of us sober people what time the drunks were going to be out. That way we would avoid them! Makes sense to me. Our local News channel is a joke. They never report anything that happens here. If you want to know what is going on here, you watch the News channel in Illinois. I guess they want us to feel safe and sound in our little town. I do, I live 50 miles from our little, safe, crime-free town, lol! The place I live is out in th sticks. They just recently discovered us and put us on the map. We don’t have enough people out here to even be considered a town. We are a little spot in the road and if you blink, you missed it. The main attractions out here use to be a Post Office and a gas station. Then we had a Dollar General Store built. That has turned into our Country Wal-Mart. We look like a bunch of bee swarming the hive, lol! Makes you want to break out with the theme song to “Green Acres!” 


 Have a great New Year’s Eve! 


 Now on with the Magick…..  


Correspondences for Saturday 

Magickal Intentions: Spirit Communications, Meditation, Psychic Attack or Defense, Locating Lost Things and Missing Persons, Building, Life, Doctrine, Protection, Knowledge, Authority, Limitations, Boundaries, Time and Death. 
Incense: Black Poppy Seed and Myrrh 
Planet: Saturn 
Sign: Capricorn and Aquarius  
Angel: Cassiel  
Colors: Black, Grey and Indigo  
Herbs/Plants: Myrrh, Moss, Hemlock, Wolfsbane, Coltsfoot, Nightshade and Fir 
Stones: Jet, Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, Black Onyx, Snowflake Obsidian, Lava, Pumice  
Oil: (Saturn) Cypress, Mimosa, Myrrh, Patchouli 
Saturn lends its energies to the last day of the week. Because Saturn is the planet of karma, this day is an excellent time for spellwork involving reincarnation, karmic lessons, the Mysteries, wisdom, and long-term projects. It is also a good time to being efforts that deal with the elderly, death, or the eradication of pests and disease.   


Spellcrafting for Saturday  



Before leaving on a lengthy journey, bless your car.

Walk around it clockwise and examine the body, the windows, the wheels, and so on. Imagine yourself storing up more and more energy within yourself with each breath that you take, then breathe out all of the energy, fixing it in each of the car’s part. Say aloud:

May the protection of the Lord and the Lady be in and about this vehicle,
that it may deliver us safe to our destination. So mote it be!”

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