‘THINK on THESE THINGS’ for June 11

‘THINK on THESE THINGS’
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

So much has been written about happiness – the way to it, the reasons for it, the symbols of it – and still people search for that very special something that will assure happiness forever after. Of all the recipes for lasting happiness, we finally have to mix our own. But the one thing everyone has in common is the need for a little bit more. We have this and this, for which we are very thankful, but always the need is extended to that little bit more.

Happiness is like any other part of our lives, we must use wisdom in seeking it. We too often rush headlong into something that seems to be instant happiness, all the time telling ourselves we can right the wrong at a later time. But happiness doesn’t remain happiness for very long when it has such strings attached.

In order to e rightly happy we concentrate on getting, but it is giving that we find most necessary to mix into every recipe. To some happiness will always be elusive, never quite settling anywhere, never quite revealing itself, for they have yet to learn that happiness has the wings of angels, the breath of God, and the love of man, all hidden within Him.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day June 11

“Behold, my bothers, the spring has come; the earth has received the embraces of the sun and we shall soon see the results of that love!”
–Sitting Bull, SIOUX
Spring is the season of love. Spring is the season of new life, new relationships. It is the springtime that really reacts to the new position of Father Sun. New life forms all over the planet. Life is abundant. New cycles are created. Mother Earth changes colors, the flowers are abundant. It is the time for humans to observe nature and let nature create within us the feeling of Spring. We should let ourselves renew. We should let go of the feeling of Winter. We should be joyful and energetic.
My Maker, let me, today, feel the feelings of Spring.
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June 11 – Daily Feast

June 11 – Daily Feast


There is an undercurrent that feeds us false impressions like a gentle trap that tells us we are doing right – because it feels right. Feelings are so easily manipulated they can’t be trusted as a measure in anything. We stay with bad habits because it feels right. The habit comforts our feelings and the familiar touch makes us believe we can’t give it up. But it is the path that winds back through the same experiences – almost like being lost in a jungle. We think we are on the right road out, until we find our own footprints going around and around. Whether it is a habit or a person, or a situation we are trying to escape, we have to know our feelings are not to be trusted. They keep us knocking on a door that seems like home but is simply the same stopping-off, na hna I, familiar place. Beware of feelings that deceive.
It has been said that there is no deceit in touching the pen to sign a treaty, but I have always found it full of deceit.

 

~STANDING ELK

 
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler
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The Daily Motivator for June 11 – True wealth

True wealth

Everything has a cost. And that is good, because it enables everything to  have value.

You get what you pay for. And that is good, because everyone wins when value  can be traded equitably.

If you’re not willing to pay the price, it is not possible for you to benefit  from the value. What you get with no effort or payment on your part, is not  worth having.

It is your participation in the creation of value that makes it valuable and  meaningful to you. It is a waste of your precious life to expect something for  nothing.

It is the earning, not the possession, that brings fulfillment. It is what  you contribute that determines your true wealth.

The authentic and immensely satisfying wealth of life is always available to  you. All you have to do, is earn it.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator 

Daily OM for Monday, June 11 – Links that Last

Links that Last

Creating Community

by Madisyn Taylor

 

Creating community is an important part of receiving the support we all need to navigate through life.

 

Since the modern Western lifestyle can isolate us from one another, it is often difficult to forge meaningful connections. Self-protection and mistrust prevent us from reaching out to neighbors and peers, and we consequently feel like we don’t truly belong anywhere. Yet creating community can be as simple as reaching out within our own neighborhoods. To form the bonds that eventually solidify into long-lasting friendships, we must first be willing to rise above the walls of suspicion and doubt dividing us from the individuals who inhabit our neighborhood, block, or our building. We are taught from childhood to fear those we do not know, but community is as much a part of survival as safety. When we take a proactive approach, we can harmoniously unite our neighbors and build a network of support that contributes to the well-being of all involved.

Your overtures of community needn’t be complicated. If you are new to your neighborhood, sending letters of introduction to your closest neighbors can ensure that their curiosity about you is partly satisfied. Consider telling them a bit about yourself and how you plan to positively contribute to your locale, even if it is something as straightforward as planting attractive flowers in your window boxes. Or if others have recently moved in nearby, schedule some time to welcome them to the area. By doing so, you can calm any misgivings they have while demonstrating that your neighborhood is a nice place to live. It is much easier to meet people while outdoors, so try to take frequent strolls or sit on your stoop or porch if you have one. Say hello to people who pass by, and you will likely get to know your neighbors speedily. And one of the easiest ways to build a sense of community is to organize neighborhood projects and events that bring people together in service or in fun.

Even if you have little in common with your neighbors, your proximity to one another can offer a wonderful opportunity to pursue new friendships and working relationships. You may not see eye to eye on matters of spirituality, politics, or lifestyle issues, but each of you understands that community helps people feel connected. As you grow to know and then to like one another, the city or town where you reside will truly become your home.

 

Daily OM 

Crystal of the Day for June 11 – Serpentine

Serpentine

Spiritual and Healing Properties of Serpentine:

Serpentine creates an opening for a kundalini awakening to take place. It can also help ease any discomforts associated with this awakening process because of its grounding properties. Also clears blockages in the chakras and hara line.

Remedy Benefits of Serpentine:

  • Enhances meditation
  • Stimulates crown chakra
  • Awakens spiritual center
  • Grounding properties

Herb of the Day for June 11 – Chaparral Leaf

Herb of the Day – Chaparral Leaf
Native to the Southwestern parts of US and Mexico, Chaparral Leaf, or Larrea tridentata has long been used among Native Americans to treat arthritis, respiratory ailments, and even cancer. Interestingly, the plant produces a sap that keeps other plants from growing near itself, and while the branches may wither or fall off, the crown rarely dies and sometimes reproduces itself. Indeed, an example in California is believed by some to be well over 11,000 years old. For these qualities it was often revered within local lore, and the Southwestern Native Americans often used the sap as a sunscreen, and the plant in general as a treatment for assorted ailments, including blood poisoning, and liver disease. They also used to the leave to brew a tea that they would use to rid the body of parasites.

Modern herbalists see it most commonly as an expectorant, of great use in treating respiratory issues like asthma, bronchitis, and the coughing symptoms of the common cold. Chaparral Leaf has also been shown to possess antioxidant qualities, believed to help destroy the particles that destroy cells and possibly cause cancer. Studies have been conducted that show the leaf to aid in restricting cancerous growth. While the leaf possesses a great many positive qualities, it has been shown to occasionally react poorly with the liver, and you should discontinue use if you experience nausea, fever, fatigue, or Jaundice while using the herb.

Deity of the Day for Monday, June 11 – Cailleach

 Deity of the Day

 

Cailleach

In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Cailleach (Irish pronunciation: [ˈkalʲəx], Irish plural cailleacha [ˈkalʲəxə], Scottish Gaelic plural cailleachan /kaʎəxən/), also known as the Cailleach Bheur, is a divine hag, a creatrix, and possibly an ancestral deity or deified ancestor. The word Cailleach means ‘hag’ in modern Scottish Gaelic, and has been applied to numerous mythological figures in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man

In Scotland, where she is also known as Beira, Queen of Winter, she is credited with making numerous mountains and large hills, which are said to have been formed when she was striding across the land and accidentally dropped rocks from her apron. In other cases she is said to have built the mountains intentionally, to serve as her stepping stones. She carries a hammer for shaping the hills and valleys, and is said to be the mother of all the goddesses and gods.

The Cailleach displays several traits befitting the personification of Winter: she herds deer, she fights Spring, and her staff freezes the ground.

In partnership with the goddess Brìghde, the Cailleach is seen as a seasonal deity or spirit, ruling the winter months between Samhainn (Wintermas or first day of winter) and Bealltainn (Summermas or first day of summer), while Brìghde rules the summer months between Bealltainn and Samhainn. Some interpretations have the Cailleach and Brìghde as two faces of the same goddess, while others describe the Cailleach as turning to stone on Bealltainn and reverting back to humanoid form on Samhainn in time to rule over the winter months. Depending on local climate, the transfer of power between the winter goddess and the summer goddess is celebrated any time between Là Fhèill Brìghde (February 1) at the earliest, Latha na Cailliche (March 25), or Bealltainn (May 1) at the latest, and the local festivals marking the arrival of the first signs of spring may be named after either the Cailleach or Brìghde.

She intends to make the winter last a good while longer, she will make sure the weather on February 1 is bright and sunny, so she can gather plenty of firewood to keep herself warm in the coming months. As a result, people are generally relieved if February 1 is a day of foul weather, as it means the Cailleach is asleep, will soon run out of firewood, and therefore winter is almost over. On the Isle of Man, where She is known as Caillagh ny Groamagh, the Cailleach is said to have been form of a gigantic bird, carrying sticks in her beak.

In Scotland, the Cailleachan (lit. ‘old women’) were also known as The Storm Hags, and seen as personifications of the elemental powers of nature, especially in a destructive aspect. They were said to be particularly active in raising the windstorms of spring, during the period known as A’ Chailleach.

On the west coast of Scotland, the Cailleach ushers in winter by washing her great plaid in the Whirlpool of Coire Bhreacain. This process is said to take three days, during which the roar of the coming tempest is heard as far away as twenty miles (32 km) inland. When she is finished, her plaid is pure white and snow covers the land.

In Scotland and Ireland, the first farmer to finish the grain harvest made a corn dolly, representing the Cailleach (also called “the Carlin or Carline”), from the last sheaf of the crop. The figure would then be tossed into the field of a neighbor who had not yet finished bringing in their grain. The last farmer to finish had the responsibility to take in and care for the corn dolly for the next year, with the implication they’d have to feed and house the hag all winter. Competition was fierce to avoid having to take in the Old Woman.

Some scholars believe the Old Irish poem, ‘The Lament of the Old Woman of Beare’ is about the Cailleach; Kuno Meyer states, ‘…she had fifty foster-children in Beare. She had seven periods of youth one after another, so that every man who had lived with her came to die of old age, and her grandsons and great-grandsons were tribes and races.

Astronomy Pic of the Day for June 11 – A Message From Earth

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos!Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

A Message From Earth 

 Image Credit: Frank Drake (UCSC) et al.,

Arecibo  Observatory (CornellNAIC

Explanation: What are these Earthlings trying to tell us?  The above message was broadcast from  Earth towards the  globular star cluster  M13 in 1974.   During the dedication of the  Arecibo Observatory – still  the largest single radio telescope in the world – a string of 1’s and 0’s  representing the above diagram was sent.    This attempt at extraterrestrial communication was mostly ceremonial –  humanity regularly broadcasts radio and television signals out into space accidentally.   Even were this message received, M13 is so far away we would  have to wait almost 50,000 years to hear an answer.    The above  message gives a few simple facts about humanity and its  knowledge:  from left to right are numbers from one to ten, atoms including  hydrogen and  carbon,  some interesting molecules,  DNA, a human with description, basics of our  Solar System, and  basics of the sending telescope.   Several  searches  for extraterrestrial intelligence are currently underway, including  one where you can use your own home computer.

Lighten Up – Keeping Summoned Beings as Pets is a Bad Idea

Keeping Summoned Beings as Pets is a Bad Idea

by Faerie K.

Why keeping summoned beings as pets is a bad idea…

They may be cute and cuddly when they’re little, but they tend to grow. Fast. To something large.

You can’t flush your overgrown summoned pet down the toilet and no pound will take one. (Trust me on this one.)

Unless you spay or neuter them, they will breed, quickly.

Good luck trying to find a vet that will spay or neuter one…

The feeding costs are astronomical. New Age shops are very expensive. Oh, sorry, I meant “astrological”.

An exotic summoned pet is very difficult to feed. Museums start suspecting your interests in ancient cultures rather quickly.

Getting them used to gourmet food is a bad idea: there aren’t that many virgins around, you see!

Cats sitting on the chest of a sleeping child sucking their life-force out may be a myth. With summoned pets, it isn’t.

No insurance will cover it if your summoned pet bites your guests.

They may even eat your guests while you pop into the kitchen for tea.

When they nibble your toes on Sunday morning, it does NOT feel nice. Besides, you need those toes for proper balance.

Clipping their toenails to save your sofa from being torn into shreds is pretty damn hard.

You think a pet stealing your stuff is bad? Summoned pets steal your stuff and hide it to the astral plane!

Summoned pet dung is difficult to get rid of. They won’t accept it at the toxic waste plant anymore …

Cat’s hairballs are easy to clean away. Try dealing with astral slime puke.

They don’t stay in their cage unless you remember to seal it magickally properly. Every single time.

It also gets a bit tedious to keep that triangle of salt intact in the corner of the living room.

A summoned pet possessing your grandmother is NO fun, I can tell you!

A summoned pet possessing your  stereo system  may be painful.

Having them play with your altar tools is not cute.

Having them play with your Book of Shadows is even less cute.

Smell of sulfur wafting in the apartment tends to deter Jehovah’s Witnesses and other pests, though… But it does make breathing labored in the long run.

Landlords tend to dislike the “things that go bump in the night” routine you have going on in your flat.

Landlords will detest finding out that paying residents in your block are disappearing as if by magick.

On the other hand, the police may become a tad too interested in the very same phenomena.

It’s not fun to have your pet deciding to “hump” your neighbor’s dog in the middle of your daily walk.

It’s practically impossible to find new, caring homes for the resulting Cerberoses, too.

While it may be cute to have a pet that actually does talk back to you, it’s not nice when they start throwing curses.

It may be nice to have a pet that can retrieve your e-mail along with regular post, but it’s NOT fun having them actually posting replies…

Advanced summoned pets may summon pets of their own. That means BIG trouble.

Last but not least: If you’re not quite careful, you may one day wake up realizing that it is in fact YOU who are the pet in this deal.

Daily Feng Shui Tip for Monday, June 11th

Many moons ago I started studying Native American spiritual concepts and cultural ceremonies. And I learned that many Native American tribes refer to their god as the Great Spirit, and they would honor this powerful Universal force by offering blue corn as a gift. So on this ‘Corn on the Cob Day’ I am reminded that corn has a played a central role in North and Central American religions for thousands of years. The Maya and the Navajo both believe that humans are created from corn, and nearly every Native American tribe wove corn into their sacred ceremonies. The Corn Mother, perhaps the most widely worshipped deity in pre-Colombian America, symbolized fertility, resurrection and eternity, so corn was considered a magical a gift to the Mother Goddess. The Hopi tribe used it as part of their prediction processes. In fact, each of us can learn to bring that ancient exercise into our modern lives. Fill a small bowl with exactly thirty kernels of dried corn of any color. Then, concentrating on a specific question, take a random number of kernels from the bowl and place them on a table. Divide them into groups of four. If there is an even number of piles with an even number of leftover kernels, the answer to your question will be favorable. However, if the piles and leftover add up to an odd number, then the answer to your question will be negative. Lastly, if you are left with an even number of piles but an odd number of leftovers, confusion could reign. Finally, an old wives tale says that hiccups can cured by naming three kernels of corn after three friends, placing them in a receptacle of water and holding it over your head. Corny as that sounds, I’ve tried it and it works!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Your Daily Number for June 11: 3

Your creativity continues to manifest in every area of your life today. A sense of excitement permeates your daily routine, and at times you may lack focus. Clear communication is important today.

Fast Facts

About the Number 3

Theme: Expansive, Sociable, Dramatic, Diversified, Creative
Astro Association: Venus
Tarot Association: Empress

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for June 11 is 43: Determination

43: Determination

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Hexagram 43

General Meaning:

Personal resolution points to a breakthrough, but decisive action is required. As long as you diligently hold your ground and ward off negative tendencies and influences, the good will prevail.

The persistence of negativity, which is that which opposes the good, is a constant in human affairs. Just when it is thought to have been eradicated, up it will pop again, sprouting through some crack in the pavement of civilized society. Evil need not take dramatic or extravagant forms, such as those exhibited in Nazi Germany. Garden-variety lies and deceit are much more common and persistent, but should be rooted out just as diligently. One must be determined to not accidentally feed negativity — either in one’s social or professional life, or in one’s own soul. In either case, definite rules must be followed for the struggle to succeed.

The first rule: do not compromise with evil. Destructive or exploitive actions must be identified openly for what they are, and discredited. The second: one cannot successfully resist negativity on its own terms. New, positive alternatives that lead away from the source of the problem are generally more successful, and appropriate than trying to counter negativity with raw power. The third rule: the means used to counter negativity must be consistent with the end to be achieved. One cannot stop the spreading of lies by spreading more of them

Today’s Rune Spread for Monday, June 11th

The Diamond spread reveals the dynamic forces at work in a situation. It is the spread of choice for understanding a hidden conflict. Gold Runes are most commonly used for questions about business, career, and property.
The bottom rune represents the foundation that forms the basis of the issue. Inguz is the rune of completion and fertility. The presence of this rune suggests that tasks which have been initiated will come to fruition. This rune is associated with Ing and Frey, it is this connection that explains its connotations of both fertility and sexuality. The variant of this rune shown here is reminiscent of the twin strands of life, and of the challenge and rewards of bringing together things complimentary.
The left rune represents one of the forces acting on the issue at hand. Man represents Mankind. This rune evokes the image that although we must make much of our way in the world on our own, there is nevertheless an entire populous that shares similar experiences. Thus, this rune represents the relationship of the self with the whole – working together we can produce great results. Additionally, Man speaks to intellect and culture that separate us from the animals.
The right rune represents another of the forces acting on the issue at hand. Othila is the homeland. Unlike Fehu, this is the rune of immovable wealth. On a deeper level, this rune speaks to that which you inherit, be it material or genetic. Since Othila is seen reversed here, the obstacles you confront are among those things in your background that you take for granted and consider fairly stable. Problems from the “homeland”, from familial inheritance, or from our own origins may be worked around, but they cannot be made to go away. Fortunately, for many problems, this is all that is required.
The top rune represents the conclusion to which your strivings can carry you. Ken is the rune of light and knowledge, driving away darkness and ignorance and revealing hidden truth. This rune also brings forth images of friendship and comfort. Ken is the light of inspiration, the light of imagination, and a beacon in the darkest hours.

Today’s Tarot Card for June 11th is The High Priestess

The High Priestess

This Tarot Deck: Cosmic

General Meaning:

Traditionally called the High Priestess, this major arcana, or trump, card represents human wisdom. She can be viewed as a kind of female Pope, the ancient Egyptian Priestess of Isis, the even older snake and bird Goddesses, the Greek Goddess Persephone, or the Eve of Genesis before the Fall.

For the accused heretics who were burnt at the stake for revering her in the 14th and 15th century, she symbolized the prophecy of the return of the Holy Spirit, which was perceived as the female aspect of the Holy Trinity.

In the sequence of cards in the major arcana, the High Priestess appears as soon as the Fool decides he wants to develop his innate powers, making a move toward becoming a Magus. The High Priestess is his first teacher, representing the Inner Life and the method for contacting it, as well as the contemplative study of Nature and the Holy Mysteries.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, June 11th

We get glimpses of the big changes ahead when the cosmic rock and roll takes us to a new level today. The tempo of life picks up speed as expansive Jupiter hurries into restless Gemini for a yearlong visit. Additionally, speaking the truth can stir up relationship trouble as messenger Mercury forms anxious aspects with revolutionary Uranus and transformational Pluto. Thankfully, the compassionate Pisces Moon enables us to soothe emotional turmoil.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You would prefer to keep your feelings to yourself today, but real-world obligations rudely pull you out of your inner reverie. Whether you like it or not, your attention must be focused on career issues rather than personal ones. Fortunately, a resolution to your current dilemma is possible if you state your needs with clarity. Remain relentless until you’re on a professional path that you can follow without sacrificing your integrity.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Intense discussions about your most personal values are stressful, but you might want someone else’s point of view to clarify your own. However, your plan to involve others can backfire because they might have their own strong opinions on what you should do, setting up the likelihood of a verbal disagreement. Keep a tender spot in your heart for those you love in order to minimize any unnecessary conflict.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your uncharacteristic self-analysis pulls you into the mysterious shadows of your subconscious, bringing up old issues of self-worth. However, your current anxiety is probably linked to your relationship with the material world as you worry about your finances. If money matters present a challenge today, it’s time to face whatever stands between you and your desired security. Taking a proactive approach now prevents a crisis down the road.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

An intense character may enter your life now that mischievous Mercury opposes dark Pluto, presenting you with an emotional dilemma. You must decide whether to continue on your own path or to go along with someone else’s agenda. Although everything seems dramatic now, a temporary retreat enables you to gain clarity so you know exactly which way you want to go.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are resistant to talk too much today because you believe that others already know enough about you. Although you prefer to avoid conflict, an unexpected argument can suddenly pull you off track. Unfortunately, you might not even have a choice now. Just make certain that you fully commit to the process, since the only way you can get out is by going through it. Improve the interpersonal dynamics by showing all your cards. Exercising full disclosure is your smartest strategy.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Emotional comfort may be elusive today as verbal sparring distracts you from making a real connection with someone you love. Even a straightforward romance can grow complicated today as communicator Mercury forms tense aspects with passionate Pluto and disruptive Uranus. Nevertheless, don’t let the apparent lack of warmth discourage you. Intimacy doesn’t come without a struggle these days. Engaging in an open and honest dialogue clears the air of tension, allowing sweeter times to follow.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your desire to be impartial dredges up hidden family secrets and brings unexpressed thoughts into awareness now as you go looking for answers. Allow communicator Mercury to do his job and initiate conversations, even if sharing at an emotional level precipitates an unpleasant confrontation. Thankfully, you should emerge unscathed and even relieved if you interact willingly, instead of avoiding the issues to keep the peace.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You are like a ferryman today, shuffling to and fro between two opposing perspectives. Thankfully, you aren’t easily deceived into believing that one side is right and the other is wrong. Nevertheless, don’t get sucked into thinking your own point of view is superior to anyone else’s opinion; a bit of intellectual detachment is exactly what you need.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Although you normally say what’s on your mind, you may try to avoid expressing your feelings today because they make you uncomfortable. You might grow so passionate over a personal belief that you don’t understand how anyone else could possibly think differently. Ironically, your ideas provoke strong emotions in others which can lead to conflict. Thankfully, the turmoil will pass quickly if you face your fears with the courage of your convictions.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Even if you’re feeling optimistic now, you must still handle issues that can bring you into direct opposition with a formidable opponent. Although you are prepared for battle, you might secretly wish you could just walk away. It seems as if your life has become a series of powerful transformations. You are not who you once were, yet you’re not the person you are still becoming. Nevertheless, take it easy even in the midst of conflict, for real change takes time to unfold.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be required to do something today that you would simply rather not do — yet your resistance is futile. You could grow angry if it appears that someone is working behind the scenes to undermine your positive efforts. Taking a self-righteous stand only makes matters worse. Rather than just reacting to other people’s demands with resentment, remain open to further discussion. You may be surprised that reaching a satisfying compromise is easier than you think.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

It might appear as if there is no solution in sight to a current disagreement. Although loyalties in friendships may be rearranging as the current passions rise, you have a secret weapon at your disposal today. Your current ability to emotionally detach while staying intellectually engaged could save the day. Carefully analyze the whole situation to locate pieces of common ground upon which everyone can stand.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of June 11th

The weekend gets off to a mellow start with the mood-setting Moon traveling through easygoing Taurus on Friday and Saturday. Simple activities that calm the nerves and please the senses invite closeness. There is, though, a stubborn side to the Bull, making flexibility hard to find. The energy changes dramatically after the Moon shifts into airy and adaptable Gemini in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Keeping things light and breezy allows you to connect with others without going too deep.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Take a deep breath and slow everything down if you want to catch the love train this weekend. The Moon is moseying along in placid Taurus on Friday and Saturday when patience will be highly appreciated. Enjoy the sweet moments of life as if you have all the time in the world. Sensual activities like massage and music should be particularly satisfying, especially when shared with the right person. The pace picks up considerably after the evocative Moon moves into flirtatious Gemini early on Sunday morning.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Set work aside to indulge in pleasure during this delicious weekend. The Moon is shining in your sensual sign on Friday and Saturday to remind you of how desirable you can be when you’re not trying to make an impression. Delighting in nature, music, art or some good food with someone special enriches any type of relationship. It’s time to mingle if you’re single; celebrating the joy of being yourself is likely to attract plenty of interesting company. The Moon’s shift into flirty Gemini on Sunday morning won’t give you much time to rest. Put on your party shoes and dance!

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Try not to overload your schedule or exhaust your mind with too many plans and activities this weekend. The Moon is hanging out in tranquil Taurus and your 12th House of Privacy on Friday and Saturday, which is ideal for spending time alone or relaxing with an easygoing individual. You will attract more than your share of attention once the Moon enters your sociable sign on Sunday morning. But until then playing the strong and silent type is your best strategy.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

The company of supportive friends is especially welcome this Friday and Saturday with the dependable Taurus Moon occupying your 11th House of Groups. Participating in a community project or doing volunteer work is a wonderful way to meet someone new or to put your current relationship in a healthier place. Sunday’s lunar shift into your 12th House of Solitude is perfect for scheduling some quiet time alone or with one undemanding person.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

People are relying on you to be steady and responsible with the Moon’s presence in earthy Taurus and your 10th House of Authority on Friday and Saturday. Taking the initiative in organizing social activities puts you in a good light as long as you’re not too pushy in your approach. Keeping plans simple so you can enjoy yourself without having to worry about minor details shows off both your reliable and playful sides. Sunday’s Gemini Moon lights up your 11th House of Groups, indicating that the party is just getting started. Work can feel like play if you are mixing with the right crowd.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The sensual Taurus Moon is traveling through your 9th House of Beliefs and Faraway Places on Friday and Saturday. People and experiences from different cultures can provide a sense of adventure in a safe situation. Connecting with someone through a school function or religious event might also ignite sparks now. Sunday’s energy is different, though, with the jittery Gemini Moon hanging out at the top of your chart, inspiring your curiosity and overloading you with obligations.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Dealing with a stubborn partner could be a tricky issue on Friday and Saturday. The Moon in slow-to-change Taurus occupies your 8th House of Deep Sharing, which can indicate a difference of opinions over values, desires, sex or money. Luckily, patience and practicality are the keys that can open the door to intimacy. Avoid a direct challenge as a more subtle approach now will bring a much sweeter outcome. The air clears on Sunday morning when the Moon shifts into friendly Gemini and your 9th House of Adventure. Free your mind and the rest will follow.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Relationships are rocking this weekend, starting with the Moon in loyal Taurus and your 7th House of Partners on Friday. Projecting a calm sense of authority is irresistible to others, kicking a current alliance into a higher gear or attracting the attention of someone new. Practicing patience pays big dividends now so don’t put pressure on yourself or anyone else to make the magic happen. Committing to any one plan is tricky business once the Moon enters fickle Gemini and your 8th House of Intimacy on Sunday morning.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

The earthy Taurus Moon in your 6th House of Service is not the ideal cosmic alignment for cultivating romance this weekend. Still, you could enhance your relationship life by effectively collaborating with someone on a project. Forget about making big promises, when sticking to the little ones is enough to make a positive impression. Sunday’s great for connecting with those you love since an early morning lunar transit into talkative Gemini and your 7th House of Partners gets the conversational ball rolling.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Clear your calendar of responsibilities so that you have plenty of free time to play this weekend. The sensual Taurus Moon’s presence in your 5th House of Romance on Friday and Saturday is an invitation to open your heart and have some fun. You don’t have to do anything elaborate to attract the attention of someone new or to arouse interest from your current partner. Indulging in simple pleasures can be a special bonding experience. The Moon’s move into busy Gemini and your 6th House of Details early on Sunday morning gently reminds you to attend to practical matters.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You might want to stick close to home on Friday and Saturday with the Moon sinking into your 4th House of Roots. A quiet retreat is likely to be more fulfilling now than being out and about in a noisy crowd. Entertaining at your place, though, could create some emotional magic. Sunday’s another story as flirtatious behavior comes naturally and you attract plenty of attention with the chatty Gemini Moon lighting up your playful 5th house.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

If you’ve been waiting for the right time for an important conversation, Friday or Saturday might do the trick. The Moon is in calm and reasonable Taurus and your 3rd House of Communication, giving you an excellent opportunity to express yourself clearly. Yet even a casual chat could lead to a deeper connection if you take the time to share what’s on your mind. Shaking things up at home helps make Sunday a stimulating and memorable day.

New Moon Report for June 11th – Chiron Retrograde

Chiron Retrograde

Monday, June 11

The wounded healer’s backward shift, much like Neptune’s turnabout a week earlier, indicates that the solace we seek comes from within. Memories of past trauma provide additional chances to learn and finally transform pain into peace. False starts are possible as the jittery Gemini New Moon eclipses the Sun. This is a good time to be a window shopper who patiently examines a wide variety of items without committing to buy any of them. The real cleverness of this lunation is to catch egos in the act of self-inflation so that we can counter misplaced pride with humor and detachment. Stepping back to take a second look will ultimately be more productive than impetuously pushing ahead with plans and projects that aren’t ready for prime time

New Moon Report for June 11th – Mercury square Uranus opposite Pluto

Mercury square Uranus opposite Pluto

Monday, June 11

Tender Mercury in Cancer is rocked by hard aspects to volatile Uranus and provocative Pluto that can set off fears and spur intense conversations. What we’re seeing, though, is not necessarily what we’re going to get so it’s smart to avoid overreacting to unexpected news. On the plus side, these transits give voice to powerful changes that should be managed with care and kindness. Taking time to assimilate the odd ideas and perceptions that are aroused now can make them more useful