Today I want to marry two different energies in the hopes of achieving one single and loving result. It’s both ‘Rubber Ducky Day’ and ‘Make A Dream Come True Day’ and if your dream is to find the perfect partner, then a ducky or two can actually do exactly that. According to Feng Shui, Mandarin ducks have long been traditional symbols of love, specifically signifying romance, fidelity, and loyalty. These ducks mate for life and are always seen as loving and loyal pairs. Therefore, the symbols of ducks are often used to help single folks find partners and marital bliss. Positioned near their owners, these ducks are said to emit such a strong love Shi that the owner will then become more attractive, especially to potential partners. To activate more romance luck by using Mandarin ducks you should display a pair in the Romance area of the main floor or bedroom, or even put a pair in that same space in the living or dining room areas. Birds of a feather might stick together, but two ducks will bring a life-long partner to help you feather your own nest!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
The symbolism behind number Six is legend. With Venus as its ruler, Six represents harmony, balance, sincerity, love, and truth. Six naturally reveals solutions for us in a calm, unfolding manner. We invoke the Six when we need delicate diplomacy when dealing with sensitive matters. The spiritual meaning of number Six also deals with enlightenment; specifically “lighting” our path in areas we require spiritual and mental balance. Sixes beckon us to administer compassion and consciously choose forgiveness in a situation.
The Spirituality Meaning of Numbers
Changes affecting family and friends are possible today. A move or other change of home or work environment are also on the horizon. You’ll experience an increased workload and responsibility. Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today…
About the Number 6
Family and Social Responsibility, Service, Healing
36: Darkening of the Light
General Meaning: When light becomes dim, it may be wise to become invisible. The image is of fresh darkness, the period after the sun has gone down or the fire has gone out. There is still much activity left over from the light of day, while movements in the outer world become more dangerous. Even the smallest sound, the faintest glow of light, can attract unwanted attention.
When the darkness of stupidity reigns, it is best that your own brilliance stay ‘hidden under a bushel basket.’ That is, your thoughts and efforts should be quiet and self-contained, and protected, as much as possible, from disruptive influences.
Whatever you do, don’t let yourself be swept along on the current of conventional wisdom when dangerous uncertainties exist. Try not to become too depressed or anxious; this period will pass. Just endure it for now and inwardly preserve your self-confidence, while outwardly remaining cooperative and flexible. The time to assert yourself will come. Avoid looking too far ahead if you have not yet achieved your goals. That only feeds regret and longing, which can eat away at your inner resources.
Be cautious and reserved. Control yourself. Do not needlessly awaken dormant forces of opposition. During dark, unsettled periods, it is best to step gingerly around the sleeping dogs.
The Hanged Man
This Tarot Deck: Old English
Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.
This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience
Love is in the air today, yet luckily we’re able to balance our romantic fantasies with the practicalities of everyday life. We can be sensible even while dreaming, as beautiful Venus trines responsible Saturn and joins imaginative Neptune. Although a stubborn Mercury-Pluto conjunction tempts us to amass power, we don’t need to lose touch with the magic. Meanwhile, the meticulous Virgo Moon helps us approach each situation in a rational manner.
You might think that you’re being extremely realistic, yet you could fall in love with your own reflection today without realizing what happened. Thankfully, your closest friends won’t confuse your dreams with the actual events of the day. Ultimately, the truth may not be as perfect as your imagination, but acknowledging reality for what it is should eliminate most of your potential problems before they can even manifest.
You may believe that you have done everything possible to assist others now as your ruling planet Venus conjuncts delusional Neptune in your 10th House of Publicity. However, you might have your own self-interests at heart, rather than being motivated by altruism. But don’t waste energy questioning your motives. The reason you are doing something today isn’t as important as whether or not you are kind in your interactions with others.
A relationship with a close friend or business partner is complicated now because you are probably seeing things through rose-colored glasses. Although your subjective view of reality is tinted by your unfulfilled desires, you can steer clear of trouble by tempering your unrealistic expectations with critical thinking. You needn’t be afraid of dreaming as long as you stay aware of the difference between fact and fantasy.
Your standards for sharing your true feelings are set at a very high level now because you don’t want to fool yourself into believing that everything is fine. However, it’s challenging today to create a healthy balance between expressing the truth and bending it. Even if you’re tempted to sidestep an unpleasant situation, you’ll be happier in the long run if you take enough time to address unresolved issues before they grow out of control.
You may run into an emotional wall today, and even though you cannot just keep pushing ahead, it’s not sensible to retreat, either. Thankfully, you can imagine an ideal picture of the way you want things to be and your unwavering focus enables you to create a concrete plan to reach satisfaction. Sharing your ideas with co-workers can provide positive feedback, but ultimately the responsibility to make your dreams come true is yours alone. Don’t wait for help; you can perform magic on your own.
You know what you want to do today and may become quite angry with anyone who stands in your way. But even without resistance, you might grow confused as you move closer toward your goals because you can’t understand why everything is taking so long to finish. However, impatience is counterproductive because you have more time than you realize, anyway. It’s more important now to keep your faith than it is to reach your destination.
Your ruling planet Venus is touched by angelic Neptune today, dangling idealistic fantasies just beyond your reach. Thankfully, you are quite comfortable knowing there’s more work to do before you can earn your just rewards. On another day you might grow frustrated, but now you see the plan in motion and you’re happy to let it continue to unfold naturally. Find a working pace that you can sustain and stick with it.
It’s easy for you to look ahead today, unencumbered by your recent past. Intelligent Mercury joins potent Pluto, your key planet, bringing a powerful mental boost that enables you to maintain your focus on the present while also dreaming about your future. Use your creative imagination to set the right tone for the next phase of your life. Just don’t reach ahead too far too fast, or your current stability will begin to feel more like a prison than the gift that it actually is.
You are able to bend reality today so you can imagine all the possibilities that are ahead. You have a clear shot at whatever you want now, assuming you can conjure up a clear image of your desires. Just remember that daydreaming isn’t the only ingredient to your success now; perseverance is required, too. Don’t give up on your highest hopes, or you’ll never know what might have been possible.
Others secretly admire your ability to be patient when working toward accomplishing your goals. Thankfully, the cosmos is on your side today as your key planet Saturn forms a harmonious trine with sensual Venus, enabling you to work hard for sweet rewards while delaying gratification if necessary. Keep your eye on the prize; it will be yours once you’ve earned it.
Your ability to approach something you want with emotional detachment might seem odd to others, but this logical strategy enables you to maintain your sense of freedom. Today, however, you might swallow the bait if the object of your desire is attractive enough. Instead of wasting time and energy struggling to work your way free, avoid headaches by steering clear of the hook right from the start.
Delicious Venus hooks up with your key planet Neptune today, transforming simple facts into multicolored streams of cascading fantasies. The magic may happen so fast that you’re instantly mesmerized by your lovely daydreams. There’s no need to deny yourself the sweet pleasures; you can always make your way back to reality tomorrow.
Venus in Pisces
Friday, January 13, 9:48 pm PST, Saturday, January 14, 12:48 am EST
Venus is exalted in Pisces where the love planet is at its most spiritual and compassionate expression. Idealism, imagination and exquisite sensitivity can enrich our relationships and help us find inspiration through music, art, nature, beauty and spirituality. Yet romantic fantasies and sacrificing ourselves to get affection could lead to disillusion and a sense of martyrdom. Venus in Pisces’ gift of unconditional love works best when mixed with a dose of discernment.
Compared to today’s cosmic intensity, yesterday was a cream puff or cake-walk. Of course, knowing this is a Friday the Thirteenth does not offer comfort to those of you who are highly superstitious. Meanwhile, Venus, the traditional planet of love, makes a flowing trine to taskmaster, ringed Saturn (1:06AM PST) only a few hours before Mercury unites with Pluto in Capricorn (5:04AM PST), Ceres parallels Saturn (5:13AM PST), and Venus unites with Neptune in Aquarius (7:18AM PST). If you think you have life, business affairs and primary partnerships all figured out, think again. Venus trine Saturn, Mercury conjunct Pluto, Ceres parallel Saturn, and Venus merging with Neptune – all within 6+ hours of time – constitute a major test of faith and confidence. When so many potent alignments are squashed within a short period of time, giving a cogent interpretation is impossible. However, each piece of the puzzle has an essential meaning. Venus trine Saturn suggests that some sensible progress on the financial front is possible. Mercury cavorting with Pluto can make anyone into an amateur detective – energized by the fierce desire to get to the root of long-standing mysteries and secrets. Ceres and Saturn together is a reminder to learn more about your parental heritage and archetypes. Venus in cahoots with Neptune can rev up your romantic and erotic nature or increase confusion on the love front. The Moon uniting with Mars in Virgo (4:37PM PST) adds a further touch of volatility, passion or excitement. A Sun-Moon flowing trine in earth signs (5:59PM PST) sounds appealing at first glance, but it also begins a fairly long void lunar cycle that lasts until 5:29AM PST tomorrow. Be aware that Venus enters the sign of its exaltation – Pisces – at 9:48PM PST. Venus remains in compassionate and empathic Pisces until February 7.