Lessons In Tarot – Lesson 8(b): The Question Tarot Reading

Lesson 8(b)

The Question Tarot Reading

A Step-By-Step Procedure

Here are the steps for a tarot reading you do for yourself based on a written question. (See lesson 8.)

  1. To begin, have ready:
    1. your written question
    2. your tarot cards
    3. the layout for the spread you have chosen
    4. the card and spread information pages, if desired
  2. Setting the mood
    1. Prepare the environment according to personal preference.
    2. Sit down with some empty space in front of you.
    3. Relax and still your mind. Breathe deeply several times.
  3. Asking your question
    1. Remove cards from container.
    2. Hold cards cupped in one hand. Place other hand on top.
    3. Close your eyes.
    4. Say on opening statement out loud, if you wish.
    5. Read your question out loud, or say it from memory exactly as written.
  4. Shuffling the cards
    1. Shuffle the cards until you feel ready to stop.
    2. Concentrate on your question while shuffling, but without strain.
  5. Cutting the cards
    1. Place cards face down in front of you with short edge toward you.
    2. Cut the deck in one unplanned action as follows:
      1. Grab some number of cards from the complete pile.
      2. Drop this smaller pile to the left.
      3. Grab part of this second pile. Drop this third pile to the left.
      4. Regroup cards into one pile in any fashion.
  6. Laying out the cards
    1. Hold cards in your hand with short edge toward you.
    2. Turn over the top card as you would turn the page of a book.
    3. Lay out cards according to the spread you have chosen.
    4. Turn reversed cards around if you are not using them.
  7. Responding to the cards
    1. Note your responses to individual cards.
    2. Note your response to the whole pattern of cards.
  8. Analyzing the cards
    1. Analyze individual cards:
      1. Find the information page for the card.
      2. Read over keywords and actions.
      3. Look for actions that hit home.
      4. Write down thoughts and feelings, if you wish.
      5. Consider card orientation – upright or reversed?
    2. Analyze card relationships.
    3. Use principles of interpretation.
    4. Note additional insights.
  9. Creating the story
    1. Tell your story spontaneously out loud.
    2. Tape your story, if you wish.
  10. Writing the summary statement
    1. Think about the theme or message in your reading.
    2. Answer your question in a written summary statement (1-2 sentences).
  11. Finishing up
    1. Write down the cards and their positions.
    2. Clear the deck.
    3. Gather the cards together.
    4. Hold cards cupped in one hand. Place other hand on top.
    5. Close your eyes.
    6. Say out loud what you have learned from this reading.
    7. Express gratitude to your Inner Guide.
    8. Put cards back into container.
    9. Restore environment if necessary.
  12. Using what you have learned
    1. Decide on one or two actions to take based on the reading.
    2. Write down intended actions.
    3. Relate developments in situation to the reading.

Lessons In Tarot – Lesson 8(a): Shuffling Methods

Lesson 8(a)

Shuffling Methods

  1. Card Player’s Method
    The Card Player’s Method is commonly used to shuffle everyday playing cards. Hold about half the cards face down in each hand and intermingle them as they drop to the surface of the table. This technique mixes the cards thoroughly, but it can be awkward because most tarot cards are bigger than normal. This method is also hard on your cards. They tend to form a bend in the middle. The Card Player’s Method is effective, but somewhat mechanical in spirit. 
  2. Insertion Method
    Hold about half the deck in each hand, and insert one half in a scattered fashion down through the other half. You can hold the cards on their long or short side. This method is fast, efficient and composed with a lot of hand-to-card contact. Be careful with the edges as they can fray over time. 
  3. Cowie Push/Put Method
    In Tarot for Successful Living, Norma Cowie describes her push/put shuffling method. Her technique thoroughly mixes the cards with maximum hand contact and little or no damage. Hold the deck face down in your dominant hand. Push some cards from the top with your thumb into the other hand. Then, push again, but this time to the bottom of the new pile. Continue alternating a push to the top, then one to the bottom until all the cards have been transferred. At this point, put the entire deck back into your dominant hand and start over. This method can be difficult at first. You may push too many or drop some, but your technique will improve with practice. 
  4. Scrambling Method
    The Scrambling Method is about as basic as you can get. Spread all the cards face down on the floor or table, and start scrambling. This technique creates a good mix with few ill effects on the cards. The main drawback is that you need room. This shuffle also has a rather uncomposed feel which some find undesirable.
To Avoid Reversed Cards: To Encourage Reversed Cards:
Start with your cards all facing the same direction.
Every time you divide the deck before shuffling,
make sure the two piles stay facing the same way.
Every time you divide the deck before shuffling,
rotate one of the piles 180 degrees.

Summer Vacation? Think Again

by Ashley Lauren

On my whiteboard in my classroom, there was a countdown until the end of the school year. I would joke with my students every day that teachers look forward to summer vacation as much as students do. Of course, I didn’t go into the fact that this is not necessarily because we’re looking forward to kicking back with a good book by the pool, but because summers off afford us more time to work our second, and sometimes third, jobs that we’ve been struggling to keep during the school year.

When the recession started, teaching was seen as a relatively stable job. That’s because it takes time for the economy to trickle down into schools — years, at least. It also means that schools are years behind any improvement in the economy, as well. Furthermore, once the financial strain hits school districts and contract negotiations start, these contracts are generally signed for three- or four-year periods during which time salary and benefits are not negotiable, even if the financial situation of the district improves.

The problem with teacher pay goes back well before that, though, according to the recent documentary “American Teacher.” In the mid-19th Century, there was a huge push to get women into the teaching field. Essentially, this was to save money, because at the time, women could be paid less. To this day, teaching is seen as “women’s work,” and, therefore, as second income for a family already making a decent living.

The truth of the matter is that many people choose teaching as a career because it is a wonderful one. You get to make a real and tangible difference in the lives of young people while making money and earning benefits. However, teachers’ salaries don’t always add up to what it takes to make ends meet in today’s society, and many teachers are either forced into second or third jobs, or decide to leave the profession entirely in favor of making more money.

Although I’ve tried to take summers off, I have never had a summer during which I was not doing some kind of work for extra money. When I first started teaching, I had moved away from my family and was living completely on my own. While I could make ends meet during the school year, I wasn’t saving anything at all, so if I had lost my job, I would have been in serious financial trouble. During those summers, since my school didn’t offer summer school, I decided to pack up my stuff and move back in with my mom so I could teach summer school closer to home. Since I moved back to the area for good, I have held many summer school jobs and, more recently, I’ve started writing during the summer to make extra money. My husband and mother are teachers, too, and both have also taken extra jobs every summer.

It’s not that we can’t make ends meet with our salary. We all teach in an area of the country where we are well compensated for our time. However, when there are always extra things that come up that cost us, if we don’t have those extra jobs, we cannot afford the extras. Furthermore, when you are as active as we are during the school year, it is a bit of a shock to your system to go from being so busy to having nothing at all to do. Part of the reason I take summer jobs is to keep myself occupied and keep my brain working during the summer.

Many people argue that teacher pay is so low because we only work nine months out of the year. This may be true, but, according to “American Teacher” and my personal experience, teachers do not work 40-hour work weeks. We’re in school that long, and then we bring home papers to grade and we plan lessons outside of that work week, making our work weeks easily 60-80 hours long. Since we’re not paid hourly, we make what we make no matter how much work we do outside of school. Also, there are plenty of teachers who would love year-round schooling — myself included — but it would cost already cash-strapped districts too much money to support being in school for the entire year.

The bottom line is that teaching is a profession and a career choice for many people, and there is nothing more important than teaching the youth of our country. It is sad that so many teachers have to take on extra work to make ends meet, and sad that, as a country, we cannot monetarily show teachers how important their work is.

Microsoft Tops List of Google Takedown Requests

by Kristina Chew

In its annual transparency report, Google reveals that it is receiving more than a million requests a month to remove sites from its search. The majority of these are not from governments concerned about the revelation of sensitive or unflattering information but from copyright owners including Microsoft, NBC Universal, Universal Music Ltd. and Sony Music. All told, Google now receives more than 250,000 requests a week, more than it did in total for 2009.

Just in the past month, Google received over 1.2 million requests for URLs to be removed from its search from over 23,000 websites on behalf of 1,322 copyright owners. Indeed, in 2011, Google received 3.3 million requests for removals; it expects that number to quadruple this year. The most targeted website was Filestube.com, which enables users to find downloadable files (audio, video and documents); file sharing site torrentz.eu was the next most-targeted. Google complies with 97% of removal requests and said that it usually takes about eleven hours to remove links.

As Dominic Ruche (from the Guardian via Raw Story) notes, the notable increase in removal requests follows the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which was supported by the largest media companies in the world and the likes of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). SOPA was virulently opposed by the technology community whose all-out online protest against it led to the measure being tabled.

Microsoft’s dominance is also its Achilles’ heel: 90 percent of all PCs run Windows and 95 percent of users use its Office software, so these products are “a major target for illegal file-sharers” and indeed, “the most pirated bits of software on the Web,” says Zack Whittaker in ZDNet. Microsoft can only do so much in fighting the “global piracy battle”; requesting that Google remove links to pirated copies of its software is often all that it can do.

Emphasizing that “transparency is a crucial element to making this system work well,” Fred von Lohmann, Google’s senior copyright counsel, notes that copyright holders are overstepping and even abusing their powers in some cases. As he writes on the Google blog:

At the same time, we try to catch erroneous or abusive removal requests. For example, we recently rejected two requests from an organization representing a major entertainment company, asking us to remove a search result that linked to a major newspaper’s review of a TV show. The requests mistakenly claimed copyright violations of the show, even though there was no infringing content. We’ve also seen baseless copyright removal requests being used for anticompetitive purposes, or to remove content unfavorable to a particular person or company from our search results.

Media companies continue to express frustration, and exasperation, towards Google. Says BPI boss Geoff Taylor in the BBC,

“It’s wrong for Google to be wilfully blind to the clear data it has that particular sites are massive copyright infringers.”

“When Google has been told 100,000 times that sites like The Pirate Bay and beemp3 distribute music illegally, why do they come top – above Amazon and iTunes – when I search for ‘download music’? It’s irresponsible, it misleads consumers and if Google won’t sort it out voluntarily, Government should get on with doing something about it.”

Is Google being “willfully blind” — should governments step in and regulate Google’s search? Or should it be left to us users to avoid sites (and downloads) that infringe copyrights?

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal

by Kristina Chew

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has lost his extradition appeal to the UK Supreme Court and could now face deportation to Sweden on allegations of sexual abuse brought by two Swedish women. His lawyers have been granted two additional weeks to submit fresh arguments as to whether they want to take issue with a central point of the judgement or to challenge the correct interpretation of international treaties — of, specifically, Article 31.3 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.

Assange, who has been on conditional bail and subjected to electronic monitoring, curfew and regular reports to local police, was not himself present for the decision due to being “stuck in traffic” according to his lawyer. Assange tweeted “We got the news not hoped for” after learning of the decision, says the BBC.

The 40-year-old Australian is charged with raping one woman and “sexually molesting and coercing” another in Stockholm and a nearby town in August 2010, when Wikileaks was in the midst of releasing a vast trove of classified United States military and diplomatic documents. The women, who were both Wikileaks volunteers, both made complaints that what had been consensual encounters became non-consensual. Assange was present for an initial interview with Swedish police than fled to London,prior to further questioning could be completed. Swedish authorities issued an arrest warrant for him, leading to him being briefly imprisoned in December 2010.

Assange has insisted on his innocence and his lawyers have spoken of a “honey trap” set for him, to prevent him from releasing more documents on Wikileaks. Assange has railed against Sweden as a “Saudi Arabia of feminism.” His legal battle has been going on for 18 months.

Britain’s highest court ruled by a vote of 5 to 2 to reject Assange’s appeal for extradition. The judgement hinged on whether the Swedish authority who issued the extradition order had the “judicial authority” to do so under the 2003 Extradition Act or whether that power was granted only to a judge or a court, says the BBC. Judge Nicholas Phillips, the president of the court, said that the decision “has not been easy to resolve” but was “lawfully made.” Assange’s lawyers are honing in on a “fine point of European law” in appealing the court’s ruling, namely that the judgement was “based on a point which was neither heard nor argued in the case,” says the BBC’s Dominic Casciani.

As the New York Times observes, this new delay in Assange’s extradition case pushes back “indefinitely” any attempts by the US to extradite Assange on charges for his role in Wikileaks’ release of classified US diplomatic and military documents.


The NYT says that there have been “frequent but unconfirmed reports … that a secret grand jury hearing in Alexandria, Va.” is preparing a US Justice Department bid to charge Assange with espionage. A 4-page Wikileaks statement, issued some 12 hours before the British Supreme Court’s ruling, has “depicted the decision in London as a prelude to a much grimmer challenge awaiting” Assange than the sex abuse charges in Sweden. If convicted of the latter, Swedish lawyers say that he faces a stiff fine or, at most, a brief prison term. If convicted of espionage in the US, he could face a life sentence in a maximum-security prison.

Bradley Manning, the US army private charged with leaking massive amount of classified government information to Wikileaks, is seeking dismissal of 10 of the 22 counts he faces. Manning, who is currently being held in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, contends that eight of the counts are unconstitutionally vague and that two others fail to state a prosecutable offense. He faces life in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge. On June 6, a military judge will hear pre-trial arguments in Fort Meade, Md.; Manning faces a full court-martial in September. A Guardian interview with his aunt, who has been visiting him frequently, says that Manning is “keeping himself in a relatively positive state of mind, buoyed by trust in his lawyers and the support of close family and backers from around the world.”

Quirky Law Could Kill Thousands Of Animals For New Cigarette

by Sharon Seltzer

More than 8 million of the 47 million U.S. adult cigarette smokers have a serious illness caused by smoking, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco also costs the economy $96 billion a year for medical care. To counter the bad press, the tobacco industry has created new “light” tobacco products they claim are less harmful. In order to make that claim, a quirk in the law requires the products to be tested on thousands of animals.

Two years ago, Congress passed a law that requires tobacco companies to prove that any of its products labeled “light” or “mild” significantly reduce the risk of tobacco-related disease to smokers and benefit the health of the population. The Food and Drug Administration was placed in charge of regulating the law. They drafted guidelines that required animal testing to be part of the process.

The National Cancer Institute, Institute for Medicine, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and PETA have all called for an end to the animal testing clause.

The National Cancer Institute doesn’t believe the light cigarettes are less harmful to a person’s health. In a recent report they stated, “There is no convincing evidence that changes in cigarette design… have resulted in an important decrease in the disease burden caused by cigarette use.”

Bingxuan Wang, a toxicology researcher with the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is very concerned about the number of animals that will needlessly die during these tests.

“The bottom line is, tobacco – light or not – poses serious risks to the user’s health and to the health of others. Wasting countless more animal lives to prove the safety of an inherently harmful product, especially when such tests in the past have been misleading, would be grossly counterproductive for human health,” said Wang.

The Institute of Medicine said, “It is not possible to make laboratory animals use tobacco products the way humans do, and there are inherent interspecies differences that prevent meaningful extrapolation of human effects.” Experiments conducted on animals 50 years ago found that tobacco did not cause lung cancer, but that information was obviously incorrect in humans.

PETA said, “In some of the horrendous tobacco tests that could be conducted, rats would be forced to breathe tobacco smoke for as long as six hours a day for months at a time by jamming the animals into tiny canisters and pumping concentrated cigarette smoke directly into their noses. The animals would then be killed and their bodies dissected.”

Belgium, Germany and the U.K. have banned animal testing for tobacco products and Canada uses non-animal methods.

Take Action: Stop Testing Nicotine On Animals


Organic Baby Spinach Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns

by Ann Pietrangelo

Organic baby spinach, potentially contaminated with Salmonella, is being recalled after a random test conducted by the USDA.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and people who have a weakened immune system. In healthy people, it can cause fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications. 

The recall includes:

Private Selections Organic Baby Spinach, 5 oz

UPC Number: 0-11110-91128-5 / 0-11110-91128-5

Package Code: TFRS 130B 1503 KT34 / TFRS 130B 1803 KT34

Best By Date: 5-25-12

Sold In: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MT, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY

Marketside Baby Spinach Organic, 10 oz

UPC Numer: 6-8113132900-2

Package Code: TFRS130B16

Best By Date: 5-25-12

Sold In: AR, CO, ID, KS, LA, MO, MS, MT, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT, WY

The recalled spinach was distributed from Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. on May 9 and 10.

No illnesses involving the recalled spinach have been reported and no other products or code dates are affected by this recall. The company is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Consumers may contact Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. for further information at 866-508-7048 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm PST.

Daily Feng Shui Tip for May 30 – “Water a Flower Day”

It’s ironic that today would be ‘Water a Flower Day’ since everybody knows that April showers bring May flowers. The floral most associated with this month is the regal magnolia, a tree native to the southern United States. It’s generally acknowledged that spring doesn’t begin until the magnolias bloom, and that splendid beauty and dignity accompanies every opening bud. This flower has long symbolized beauty, perseverance and nobility. Feng Shui has always believed that the white magnolia represents purity, and that a single magnolia tree planted in the front of the house will bring pure contentment and joy. A magnolia tree grown in the back garden is said to symbolize hidden jewels or the gradual accumulation of wealth. But the single greatest Feng Shui cure for using this beautiful flower is to bring a mate or partner who will also bring love everlasting. Placing a pair of magnolia flowers in the Romance area of the main floor or bedroom is believed to attract a mate for life, and a union that will forever bloom and grow. There’s hope worth watering!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for May 30th is 60:Limits and Connections

60: Limits and Connections

Hexagram 60

General Meaning: Limits are necessary to give purpose and direction to life. Swimming in a sea of boundless opportunity would eventually lead to exhaustion and drowning. Winging it alone in a sky of boundless opportunity would lead to being lost. In human affairs, the making of choices, and alliances, implies limitation, for in choosing one path another must be abandoned.

One key to a successful life is to select your limits consciously and carefully — to be discriminating in the setting of personal boundaries and knowing when to join in formation. Thrift, for example, often precedes prosperity; just as the letting go of selfish interests leads to greater personal reward. Only by consciously accepting useful limits can one’s energy be channeled to good purpose, and lead to lasting accomplishments.

Point yourself toward a middle way between discipline and freedom of spirit. Limits will come of their own accord; but to be able to consciously select your own affiliations in life — that’s knowing how to fly! At the same time, don’t go overboard with discipline. Even self-correction must be limited, so that in attempting to bring order and direction into your life you do not choke off vital sources of enthusiasm and spontaneity.

Similarly, in groups and partnerships, agreed upon rules or regulations should strike a balance between being too strict and too soft. If too strict, they build frustration and ultimately become destructive. If too lenient, sloppiness becomes acceptable, and positive energy is dissipated. The best path is one that allows for the fulfillment of individual potential, while supporting self-discipline and focus.

Today’s Runes for Wednesday, May 30th is Ger

Today’s Runes

Spirit Runes are most commonly used for questions about mysticism, spirituality, and religion. 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 May 30th is Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

This Tarot Deck: Connolly

General Meaning: The central theme of what is traditionally called the Wheel of Fortune card is cyclical change. The Wheel keeps on rolling, churning events in a ceaseless progression of ups and downs, either way freeing us from the past. No one can escape its cyclical action, which can feel somewhat terrifying — no matter whether we are rising or falling. When one is balanced on top there is a moment of crystal clarity, but the only part of the Wheel not going up and down is the hub, which is your eternal Self, the Source of Freedom.

Every one of us will occupy all the points on the wheel at some time or another. The cycle of the wheel is its lesson — and we can learn to take comfort in it (as we do when we celebrate our birthday). If you don’t like the look of things right now, just wait — things will change. Of course, if you do like the look of things right now, enjoy it while it lasts, because that will change too!

Your Daily Horoscopes for May 30th

We try to remain pleasant, but this cosmically noisy day pulls us in many directions. We can be light on our feet with the Sun, clever Mercury and sweet Venus all dancing in adaptable Gemini. But Mercury’s conflictive square with warrior Mars tempts us to argue about things that may not matter in the long run. Thankfully, the Moon’s entry into harmonious Libra at 6:45 am EDT encourages practicing diplomacy as a strategy to re-establish harmony.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may enjoy the apparent chaos today as you’re distracted by one good idea after another. Although you believe you’re a positive force for change now, you should proceed carefully because you aren’t as invincible as you think. Losing your cool isn’t a wise idea; expressing extreme emotions could create more problems than it solves. Physical exercise helps channel your energy appropriately, but you also need to take additional timeouts to keep your anger in check.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You know you have too much on your plate today, yet you’re eager to accomplish as much as you can. However, you’re tired from chasing after so many goals. Don’t spread your energy too thin; instead, set priorities and focus on the most important tasks first, letting the others go. Panic is unnecessary even if you run into unexpected problems. Remember, the calmer you are now, the more effective you will be throughout the day.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You’re very charming, especially with sweet Venus in your sign. But tension is in the air and you can lose your patience if you don’t pay close attention to your feelings. You may even find yourself in the heat of an argument now, wondering how it happened. Remember, you aren’t the only one who is stressed out today, so your smartest move is to take the high road by demonstrating how well you can listen and respond with kindness.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You appear to have your desires under control, but you aren’t actually expressing what you want now. Your feelings are drawing you into deeper waters and the emotional currents can carry you far off course. But you may reach a breaking point where it requires too much energy to hide your inner world from those you love. Don’t wait too long to say what’s on your mind. A gentle approach makes the most sense while demanding results will just stir up unnecessary resistance.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may feel unnerved from an intense emotional interaction with someone close to you. You could spend much of the day exploring ways to alleviate the tension. Unfortunately, even clever tactics won’t hide the edginess to your voice. Examine your unspoken feelings if you notice that your words sound sarcastic. There are several sensible strategies for re-establishing your balance, yet saying hurtful things is not one of them. Instead, cultivate the peace and harmony that you seek.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Concentrating on your job is difficult now as impetuous Mars in your sign squares cerebral Mercury in restless Gemini. Sometimes you can let your thoughts wander for a while, but today your fantasies may not be all that peaceful. Worrying about meeting other people’s expectations leads you around in endless circles. Fortunately, you can break out of a temporary emotional tailspin by doing something useful in the present moment, rather than wasting time stressing about the past.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s not easy to settle down today as your key planet Venus aligns with unpredictable Uranus. A lighthearted attitude seems inappropriate if you think you should be more concerned with serious issues. You may be too conscientious to try escaping from your responsibilities. Although harmony and pleasure seem elusive now, the Moon’s return to your sign can be a much-needed catalyst in your search for peace.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You aren’t happy about having to maintain a high level of focus today, especially with all the intriguing distractions tempting you. But, ultimately, your strength of purpose is nonnegotiable; you really don’t want to get angry, but it could be an effective way now to inform others that you mean business. Those unwilling to help you along your path would be wise to quietly step out of your way.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are able to see the beauty in someone special, but it may not be easy to express how you feel today. You are tempted to sidestep the issue by glibly telling a story or talking about your plans so you don’t have to show your vulnerability by sharing what’s in your heart. Remember, the deeper meaning of life won’t come from a clever conversation. Although it’s easy to demonstrate your wit, it’s more important to be honest and clearly say what’s on your mind.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You won’t likely be caught off guard today, and your apparent stability could draw others to you as they try to manage the stressful situations in their own personal lives. However, you’re not entirely without your own worries now, and everyone else’s demands might create an extra layer of anxiety for you. Nevertheless, go ahead and offer your shoulder to a loved one, but be firm about drawing the line when you need time to take care of yourself.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You nostalgically remember simpler days in the past and you may long for their return. You might even experience anger when you realize that these times are complicated and simplicity isn’t likely to be found. Although you’re balancing on an emotional high wire now, you still have an opportunity to live your dreams. Don’t let this chance slip by without doing something about it.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You have more strength than others realize, yet your resistance to your own power can get in the way of your success. Don’t succumb to any feelings of insecurity by needlessly comparing yourself to anyone else. You are a unique individual with unique capabilities; the key now is your own self-awareness. Fortunately, managing your belief system can have a positive impact on everyone around you.

Daily Love & Romance Horoscopes for May 30th


You have a chance now to tackle the communication lines, especially on the relationship front from both ends, working to give your heart and the past a voice, while staying in the moment and discussing the things you need to talk about. A mix of authenticity and of nostalgic sentimentality can go hand in hand.


The key to making the most of fiery and passionate Mars’ final weeks in your romantic sector and the romantic passions you’re able to tap into, is confidence in what you deserve from love. It’s not only confidence moving forward that matters, with a chance now to view the past through filters that empower you.


As the Sun and Venus draw closer to a rare Venus eclipse in your sign, in just a week from today, it’s the past and the future that are drawing close. With a lot of your romantic focus on the past but the Sun shining the light on the road ahead, this is starting to give you a clearer sense of where you’ve been and where you’re going, especially on the romantic front.


With Pluto, planet of change and revolution in your relationship sector settling for the status quo or for anything that isn’t authentic is no longer an option. This makes it hard to fall into a sense of complacency, as you may have done in the past and it’s less that your relationships are changing and more that you are.


The laws of attraction and synchronicity are not only both in effect, they are slowly coming together, with serendipitous moments and encounters just as likely to create new opportunities as they are to create second chances. This makes it important to put your heart in the hands of fate and the love gods, trusting in something more than your five senses can see.


If it feels like things are slowing down on the relationship front they are, but for all the right reasons. Neptune and Chiron, the planets of dreams and healing are the two planets keeping things active on the relationship front, with both slowing down ahead of their retrograde turns this gives you a chance to take things slowly.


Having Venus, planet of love in an adventurous part of your chart is always an advantage, bringing more adventure into your love life and reminding you that when it comes to love it’s all about the journey. But with Venus in retrograde motion the door is also open to second chances and to make up for lost time.


At the same time that Jupiter is in his final weeks of a year long visit to your relationship sector, working with you to tie up loose ends and to put your relationships on the right track, the very opposite is happening on the romantic front. Here the stars are with you for the long haul and over the next few weeks will open the door to second chances.


At the same time that the Sun and Mercury are moving forward in your relationship sector Venus is retrograding back, with a gap between all 3 closing. With the Sun and Mercury showing the way forward and Venus holding the door open to the past and second chances, you’re getting a clear sense of where you’ve been and where you’re going.


While Jupiter will leave your romantic sector in 13 days time, with Mercury just 8 days away from your relationship sector there’ll not only be a lap over, but a chance to channel any romantic energy into your relationships. That’s more important than you realise, with a need to already be looking ahead on both the romantic and relationship fronts and on how to bring the two together.


Because the Sun and Mercury are moving forward in your romantic sector they are focused on the road ahead, while in retrograde motion Venus is focused on the past and the road behind. Over the course of the next 7 days this will all come together and with the past merging into the future and the future merging into the past, the lines are becoming blurred.


As the Moon wraps up his penultimate visit to your relationship sector before Mars leaves, he’ll be looking to push whatever buttons or get whatever emotional responses are needed to come out fighting. This is all about getting you to give a damn, with no reaction a wrong or bad one, so long as you’re feeling something.

Daily Chinese Horoscopes for May 30th


You will be the centre of attention in your family. Someone is finally going to notice that you have some pretty spiffy talents, and you will enjoy hearing their praise and admiration. You may receive a gift of artwork, music, or positive reinforcement.


Your intuition could lead you to an important new person who will make a dramatic impact on your life. One of your siblings or a neighbour could introduce you to a person, or to ideas that could enhance your life and improve your well being.


You may have a sudden insight about a friend or companion that could prove to be profoundly healing today. You may come up with an interesting and novel way to get more exercise together. Music could play an important role in your sense of well being today.


Expect the unexpected from your usual round of financial partners and advisors. There will be phone calls, letters and emails with good news and innovative ideas that you can take advantage of if you are prepared to act quickly and decisively today.


You may be considering moving or traveling because you have an idea there are greater opportunities in another place. Long moves, to another town, could be discussed with your loved ones or family members. There are definitely opportunities available, but you may need to do more research.


There will be more opportunities to make money today, but you may have to fight to get your ideas across at times. You may also find yourself discussing shared values or religious beliefs with a total stranger in a sudden “feel-good” moment.


If you are still single, you may not be for long! You have a nice little formation in your chart that will make you extremely attractive to potential partners. If you are already married, you and your partner will be making some spontaneous romance today.


You have an overwhelming urge to exercise or change your diet today, perhaps because of something you have seen on TV or read in your horoscope! But be aware it is best to make small changes, don’t leap into the pool to do 100 laps right off the bat.


You will soon be able to get out for a little fun. Even if you only set up a little impromptu game of catch in the parking lot at lunch, getting the blood circulating could prove to be a powerful motivator and mood lifter for everyone involved.


Home repair and improvements will be important topics of discussion today, especially expansions or changes caused by someone’s recent bout of ill-health. Your family will get together to bring the perfect solution into being – one that will solve more than one problem.


If you are looking for new information, the Internet is the best resource. You may have a hard time finding the exact details and items you are wanting, but it might be an enjoyable search. You will be learning new things that could open the way to new hobbies or pass-times.


Some unexpectedly good financial news could come about as a result of a friendship in the workplace. Cultivate relationships with VIPs, especially those of the opposite sex, and people who have innovative, unusual and expressive ways of thinking.

the daily humorscopes for wednesday, may 30th

the daily humorscope

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Arachnids will be especially troublesome today. Chances are only fair that you will make it through the day without tangling with one or more giant Amazonian tarantulas. Keep a stick within reach, is my advice. A big stick.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Today you will spend another entire day worried about your feet. But honestly, most people don’t notice these things. On the other hand, most people don’t spontaneously grow more toes, either.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You will declare war on ham, today. Possibly on all pork, not just ham. Why? Nobody will know.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You will have a hunch, today. Perhaps you should try a firmer mattress?
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Excellent day to fritter things away.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Good day to bring home an insectivore as a pet.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
In a savage reaction against what you view as New Age Wooly-Mindedness, you will write a best-selling book titled I’m Ok, You’re A Twerp. Later, people will often regard you as having “defined” the current decade.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You will be hired as a cook/housekeeper for 7 extremely short gentlemen, who all live together. Stay away from apples, for a while.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You will receive a “Dear John” letter from a loved one today, but much to your relief, your name isn’t “John”.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
You will be struck by an odd thought, today. Fortunately it will be only a glancing blow, and will do little actual damage.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Today you will suddenly and quite unexpectedly become fascinated by fishing. You’ll spend all your spare time looking through lures, and will videotape all the fishing shows. Don’t lose hope, though — while there is no known cure for your condition, there’s a team working on it at MIT.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
This is a good time to start becoming a connosieur. You have to take that one thing at a time, though – e.g. nobody is going to become a wine connosier overnight. Start with something that’s fun to say. Pumpernickel, for example.