Your Daily Number for Jan. 9th: 7

You may be feeling more serious and less playful today. You’re in a more contemplative mood than usual, and this is a great time to exercise patience and spend some quiet time with people who inspire you.

Fast Facts

About the Number 7

Theme: Quiet, Insightful, Analytical, Mystical, Intuitive
Astro Association: Cancer
Tarot Association: Chariot

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Jan. 9th is 51: Shock

51: Shock

Hexagram 51

General Meaning: One hears thunder unexpectedly! First comes fear, then a sharpening of one’s vision. Recall a close brush with danger — a falling branch, an automobile accident barely avoided, an escape from a potentially violent confrontation. Such incidents arouse every nerve fiber in your body in a brief wave of terror, but soon, once the danger has passed, give way to a heightened awareness of the world. The same process also occurs with other types of shock — the loss of a job, the sudden departure of a loved one, business failure and so on.

The lasting impact of a major shock can either be stimulating or debilitating, depending upon one’s strength of character. The critical factor is the ability to shake off fear, thereby transforming anxiety into a laser-sharp perception of the world around you.

When overtaken by crisis, the wise search their hearts for inner strengths in order to face their life with courage. This often means daring to take an unexpected path — to bounce back quickly and self-confidently after failures, to have faith in the eternal when confronted with death.

We tend to think of shock only in the context of unpleasant events. We can also be jarred, however, by the sudden release of tension that comes with unexpected joy or success. To keep your bearings in the aftershock of either trauma or victory, it is essential that your inner compass be aligned with ‘true north’, that magnetic force which guides you toward fulfillment of both your deepest desire, and your highest destiny.

Today’s Runes for Jan. 9th is Ger

Today’s Runes

Ice Runes are most commonly used for questions about struggle, conflict, and achievement. Ger is one of the runes that touches on the cycles of the year, in this case the fall harvest. These cycles are eternal, which is represented in the rune by the fact that it is unchanged by reversal. Ger can represent pregnancy or other forms of fruitfulness, and is especially indicative of the cycles of providence and karma – that which has been sown is now being reaped. This rune can also represent the cycles of wealth, for crops were frequently a sign of wealth.

Today’s Tarot Card for Jan. 9th is Strength

Strength

This Tarot Deck: Goddess

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness — so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony.

The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.

This Week’s Tarot Reading for Jan. 9th

This Week’s Tarot Reading from The Quest Deck

 
Past: Ace of Wands False starts. Lack of personal power. Unfulfilled goals. Becoming listless and foggy. Feeling empty. Unable to focus energy. Impotence. Becoming barren. Standing still, afraid to move forward. Bad relationships. Problems with your significant other. Not the time for new business plans. Wait.
 
Present: The EmpressFemininity and love. This card shows a time of great emotional content. This card can mean pregnancy depending on the others cards present. It definitely means sensuality and sexuality. Positive emotional expressions of love. Loving others in a motherly way without losing her sensual nature. The Empress may be emotional but she is also a powerful woman. It is the feminine way she wields her power that may confuse others. Her nighttime meditations give her a high degree of creativity which she delights in. She literally gives birth to new concepts and ideas.
 
Future: Mother of Swords – Clever malicious arguments. Often is bigoted and hateful. She has become the treacherous adversary. Her mind has become narrow and closed off. Someone who is intolerable to be around. She will often gossip for the sheer sport of it. Her want of privacy becomes destructive. She will become vengeful if crossed and has a long memory on top of it. Do not try to cross the dark waters to get closer because she will sink you with her cleverness. Depending on the other cards present the penalty for getting closer can be extremely severe. Do not pursue this matter or else.
 
This week’s reading from The Quest Tarot. Your Quest Deck Reading for the Week Readings by GrannyMoon

Your Horoscope Bird of Power

  • Annie B. Bond

Ever wish you could fly? Your sun sign is traditionally associated with different birds that can carry messages to the Great Spirit for you, offer spirit-support and healing, or sing a song for your soul.

Find out which birds are your horoscope birds of power here.

Aries, March 21-April 19: Vulture, magpie, robin.

Taurus, April 20-May 21: Dove, sparrow, swan.

Gemini, May 22-June 20: Parrot, linnet, eagle, finch.

Cancer, June 21-July 22: Seagull, owl, white peacock.

Leo, July 23- Aug. 22: Peacock, rooster, eagle.

Virgo, Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Rooster, magpie, parrot.

Libra, Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Dove, swan, sparrow.

Scorpio, Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Eagle, vulture.

Sagittarius, Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Eagle, peacock, bird of paradise.

Capricorn, Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Owl, falcon.

Aquarius, Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Cuckoo, albatross.

Pisces, Feb. 19-March 20: Swan, stork, sandpiper.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, Jan. 9th

We are aware of our feelings, but fears of being misunderstood may prevent us from revealing them. The supersensitive Cancer Full Moon opposes the calculating Capricorn Sun at 2:30 am EST, prompting us to process our emotions on our own rather than showing any vulnerability. Nevertheless, our brilliance shines as the Sun quintiles ingenious Uranus. The Moon’s shift into extroverted Leo at 11:35 pm EST sets the tone for an upbeat day tomorrow.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re tempted to demand changes at work, but expressing your anger won’t necessarily help your cause. You will do much better today by demonstrating your respect for authority instead of challenging it. Be patient with others now since the Cancer Full Moon in your 4th House of Security indicates that maintaining a positive attitude creates more stability than pushing for immediate resolution to your concerns.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You don’t like suddenly changing your plans at the very last minute, but you’re willing to stir things up anyhow if you’re not happy with the current situation. The emotional Cancer Full Moon illuminates your 3rd House of Communication, encouraging you to share your opinions, especially if things aren’t going your way. However, overreacting now will only make matters worse, so cool your heels and just do what you can without upsetting the status quo.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Today’s Cancer Full Moon in your 2nd House of Values may set your opinions in direct conflict with someone else’s. Instead of bringing your feelings out into the open, consider keeping them to yourself because resolution through conversation can be elusive now. In fact, a minor disagreement could escalate into a serious conflict. Just express your ideas and then move on; there’s nothing positive to be gained by trying to convince anyone that your point of view is the best.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The Full Moon in your emotional sign reveals previously unresolved relationship tension. You might have believed that everything was settled, only to realize that an important issue was never fully resolved. Don’t set unrealistic expectations about finding a quick fix now. Instead, allow sufficient time to straighten things out or the same disagreement will continue resurfacing again and again.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may experience a significant spiritual breakthrough today as the Cancer Full Moon brightens your karmic 12th House of Fate. Even if stressful events arise now, your metaphysical perspective empowers you to avoid dwelling on the negativity. Lessening your involvement in someone else’s emotional melodrama could be your best strategy. Minimizing your distractions enables you to undergo a profound attitude shift that can positively impact all aspects of your life.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You could have mixed feelings about commitments you recently made to your friends or workmates. The reflective Cancer Full Moon activates your 11th House of Social Networking today, encouraging you to retreat from noisy group activities that require too much of your energy. Ironically, the notion of losing yourself in a crowd sounds like an easy way to escape your confusion. No matter which path you pick, you might wish you chose the other, so don’t judge yourself too harshly.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have a significant social role to play today as the nurturing Cancer Full Moon emphasizes your 10th House of Public Responsibility. However, your idea of living up to everyone’s expectations might not match up with reality. Demands being placed on you could create conflict, especially if others are pushing you to follow different agendas. Don’t get hooked into an unwinnable argument. Just remain true to yourself while beings as kind as possible to those around you.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You are wise to keep your thoughts to yourself today because others will intuitively know what you’re feeling, even if you tell them something completely different. Just don’t take this thinking too far by avoiding a truth that needs to be spoken aloud. The emotional Cancer Full Moon illuminates your 9th House of Big Ideas, making it crucial to bring your opinions down to earth. It’s more important to be practical now than to waste your time justifying your actions.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The protective Cancer Full Moon occurs in your 8th House of Deep Sharing, motivating you to swing into action to care for those you love. Still, it’s useful to check in with your friends today before acting in good faith, but with inaccurate information. An incorrect assumption could lead to behavior that’s contrary to their desires. Ascertain whether it’s your personal fears or their best interests that you’re worried about before doing something you might regret.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

The steady Capricorn Sun is reflected by today’s Cancer Full Moon in your 7th House of Relationships. You could get caught up in a power struggle with an associate or a family member, and you might not be able to determine who is actually in charge. There’s no clear-cut winner because you both lose if either one of you is disenfranchised. Instead of seeking an ultimate solution, just establish a bit of common ground and let everything else slide for now.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’re determined to attend to all the details of your day on your own, but the more you try to micromanage your life, the less control you actually have. Today’s moody Cancer Full Moon lands in your 6th House of Daily Routine, making it difficult for you to rely on old familiar patterns. Doing things the same way won’t bring you the security you’re seeking. Instead, focus on the spiritual dimensions of your life so you can confidently let go of the past.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may be eager to discover new ways of enjoying yourself as today’s Cancer Full Moon lights up your 5th House of Fun and Games. Nevertheless, you might be hesitant to let anyone else know about your desires now because you’re afraid they will criticize you for being self-indulgent. Even if you wish that others would approve of your current choices, it’s healthier to take a risk and cautiously move ahead all by yourself.

Today’s Cosmic Calendar for Jan. 9th

You are now in the 48-hour time-period when it is helpful to distribute the inspirations received during last night’s Full Moon meditation. In addition, your dreams and out-of-the-body visions early this morning can give you a new and deeper understanding of the meaning of life. Healing forces are back on the march as Mercury makes a supportive, 60-degree rapport with Chiron (1:14PM PST). Revelations abound for the next several hours as the Sun forms an inspirational, 72-degree alliance with Uranus (1:55PM PST) while the Moon in Cancer trines Ceres in Pisces (3:15PM PST). The Sun-Uranus link-up can double as a catalyst to learn more about advances on the cutting edge of science and metaphysics. The Moon-Ceres harmonious connection draws you closer to Mother Nature, maternal figures, pets and children in your family circle. Slow your tempo during a void lunar cycle in Cancer that goes from 6:26PM PST to 8:36PM PST. During the void twilight zone, Venus in Aquarius squares Juno in Scorpio (8:15PM PST). Ouch! Keep striving to improve the quality of primary partnerships even if ornery energies seem to be bouncing off your psychic force field. Once the Moon is safely in fiery, robust Leo (8:36PM PST), allow your inner child to roam free for a change of pace. Enjoy attending a play, piano recital or cultural exhibit. Board, card or word games give you a boost. Come from the heart in vital discussions with dear ones.

the daily humorscope

Monday, January 09, 2012

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You will get together with several friends, and start an extremely exclusive club. Mostly, this will just be so you can have your own secret handshake, of course.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This will be “one of those days”, I’m afraid. The person next to you on the bus will have taken one of those nitroglycerin capsules for his heart condition, and will be bending over to pick up a newspaper, just as the bus hits a big pothole…
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Beware of galoots, today.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Excellent day, today. Unless today is your 15th birthday, of course, in which case you’re destined to have a particularly embarassing episode involving a cat and an argyle sock.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Your neighbor thinks his dog is so smart, it’s starting to bug you. The thing to do is cover a book with a book cover that says “Quantum Physics for Dogs”, and train your dog to lay next to it, along a pad of paper covered with scribbled equations and a chewed-on pencil…
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
This may be a good time to take up squid farming. Provided that you can figure out what type of hat to wear, that is.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You are coming down with a truly horrendous cold. The kind of cold that makes everyone else miserable, just by looking at you. That’s just the kind of inconsiderate behaviour people are starting to expect from you, too.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
What fun! You’ll be called in to a special meeting at work soon, where someone will have a “pink slip”. Sounds like party attire to me!
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Good day to take up knitting, on horseback. Everyone needs an adventure.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Excellent time to race one of those little Shriners cars up and down the sidewalk twenty thousand million times. Also, you’ll meet an angel, but don’t let on that you know who she really is.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Drip, drip, drip. Dunno. Something like that will be in your life, soon. I’ll bet it’s something good!
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Today will be especially trying, and if you’re not careful, you could end up in a pretty grumpy frame of mind. Take precautions! Wear your E.T. underwear.

Calendar of the Moon for Jan. 9th

Calendar of the Moon
9 Beth/Poseideion II

Winter Waxing Moon

Color: White
Element: Water
Altar: Upon a silver cloth set four silver candles on it, a cauldron with dry ice in it, a silver vase containing some naked birch twigs, some dry stalks of burdock, a few briar canes, a round moon-shaped mirror, a silver bell; and goblets containing pale white wine, anise liqueur, white corn syrup, and extract of bitter almonds; a spool of silver thread, and a small vial of jasmine oil.
Offerings: Do community service for the mentally ill.
Daily Meal: White food.

Winter Waxing Moon Invocation

(Ring bell after each line. Hold moon-mirror up where all can see.)

Call: Hail Luna of the Growing Belly!
Response: Hail Selene of the Waxing Light!
Call: Spirit of night,
Response: Spectre of Sun,
Call: Egg of the serpent,
Response: Web of the spider,
Call: Servant of dreams,
Response: Lamp of delusion,
Call: Beacon of madness,
Response: Bearer of power,
Call: Crystal of knowledge,
Response: Mirror of knowing,
Call: Bringest thou visions of joys or of fears?
Response: We rejoice in this awakening.
Call: We live again, and we are fair!
Response: The Moon has risen here to bear
Call: A mirror for our altered faces
Response: For her love that all things seizes.
Call: We are risen in her light,
Response: Where the dying live again,
Call: Silver serpent, silver spider,
Response: All show fair within her mirror.

(One who has been chosen to do the work of the ritual brings the goblets around for each to drink, one at a time. For the first, they say, “Taste madness.” For the second, “Taste purity.” For the third, “Taste sweetness.” For the fourth, “Taste bitterness.” Anoint all with jasmine oil, and say, “Scent of dreams.” The bell is rung, and all exit.)

Calendar of the Sun for Jan. 9th

Calendar of the Sun
9 Wolfmonath

Baubo’s Day of the Midwives

Color: Red
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a red cloth place a single red candle, a chalice of fresh milk, and a Sheela-Na-Gig.
Offerings: Give aid to a midwife.
Daily Meal: Center around milk or dairy.

Baubo Invocation

Hail Baubo, Mother of Laughter,
Great open door upon your belly,
You who open all things,
The woman’s womb, the hard-bound heart,
The eyes shut tight in fear,
The belly full of mirth repressed,
All these you tear open like a child
Reveals their holiday gifts with glee.
We are your packages, your presents,
To undo as you will!
Today no weeping will sound through our halls,
And only mirth shall walk our paths,
O Baubo upon the bridge!
You watch those who walk down to the dark places,
You see those who weep their sorrow
Like Mother Demeter trailing in the dust,
And your great heart of understanding
Knows that no word of sense will ever help
When the shadows are darkest.
Only absurdity, only paradox
The extravagant, the foolish, the incredible,
The outlandish and preposterous,
Only these can make their way
Under the tight doors of desolation,
Through the cracks of misery.
A small thing, laughter, yet without it
We drown in the rivers of our own self-importance.
Hail Baubo, Mother of Mirth!

(One or more who have been chosen to do the work of the ritual come forth to do Baubo’s job. They must shed their clothing, and naked wear faces painted on their bellies, and tell jokes until laughter is rampant. Finish with the chant listed on Ilithyia’s Day.)

Lunar Lore

Moon & Witch Comments & Graphics
The line of the horizon was clear and hard against the sky,
and in one particular quarter it showed black against
a silvery climbing phosphorescence that grew and grew.
At last, over the rim of the waiting earth
the moon lifted with slow majesty till it swung clear
of the horizon and rode off, free of moorings;
– Grahame, “The Wind in the Willows.”

“Alilat” – the name by which the Arabs adore nature,
which they represent by a crescent moon.
– Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”.

The month is divided into three periods,
the waxing, the mid-month, and the waning,
which answer to the phases of the moon.
Endnotes to Evelyn-White’s trans. of Hesiod’s “Works and Days.”

  
~Magickal Graphics~

Full Moon Magick

Moon & Witch Comments & Graphics

Full Moon Magick
 
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon. Prime time for rituals for prophecy. From seven to fourteen days after the New Moon.Full Moon energy is used banishing unwanted influences in your life, protection magick, and divination.Full Moon magick can be conjured for seven days: the three days prior to the Full Moon, the night of the Full Moon itself, and three days after the Full Moon.
 
Full Moon energy is used banishing unwanted influences in your life, protection magick, and divination.
 
Full Moon magick can be conjured for seven days: the three days prior to the Full Moon, the night of the Full Moon itself, and three days after the Full Moon.
 
Goddess Aspect: Mother
Associated Goddesses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis
Magickal Attributes: FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination.”extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams

~Magickal Graphics~