Today’s Tarot Card for June 22 is Temperance


This Tarot Deck: Palladini


General Meaning:

What is traditionally known as the Temperance card is a reference to the Soul. Classically female, she is mixing up a blend of subtle energies for the evolution of the personality. One key to interpreting this card can be found in its title, a play on the process of tempering metals in a forge.

Metals must undergo extremes of temperature, folding and pounding, but the end product is infinitely superior to impure ore mined from the earth. In this image, the soul volunteers the ego for a cleansing and healing experience which may turn the personality inside-out, but which brings out the gold hidden within the heart. (This card is entitled “Art” in the Crowley deck.)

Daily Horoscopes for Friday, June 22

We need to express our feelings today yet something is holding us back. The lively Leo Moon encourages us to be bold and to place our thoughts right out on the table for everyone to see. However, the shy Cancer Sun raises fears about being too vulnerable. We may be hesitant to say anything because we don’t want to attract any more attention than is necessary. Ultimately, an electrifying Moon-Uranus trine helps us break through the resistance.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may be feeling more confident about who you are and what you are doing with your life now. It’s as if you are awakening from a deep sleep because someone suddenly switched the lights on. Instead of rushing ahead with your latest and greatest plan, continue to sift through your options. Nothing will be gained by overreacting. A brilliant idea today will be even better next week.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Two facets of your personality may clash today without a clear winner. The more you attempt to hold on to what you once thought true, the harder it will be to make the right move. You could waste precious energy if you try to force resolution to a current problem. Luckily, the best solutions will come on their own accord now if you remain open to change.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You could dance circles around everyone else today because you feel as if you’re at the top of your game. Others may think that you’re even more charming than usual, yet it’s crucial not to overplay your hand now. Continue to pursue your goals, but don’t push too hard. Your best allies will show their support if you act with confidence, tempered with a bit of humility.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Opening your heart too quickly could make you a bit uncomfortable. As sensitive as you are, try not to get caught up in someone else’s reaction to your emotional disclosure. What others think is less important today than what you feel. You’re better off in the long run if you share your feelings now, whether or not your vulnerability is received with much enthusiasm.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Examine your own feelings today in order to discover how you can show someone exactly what you need. But, you could find yourself on dangerous ground if you’re motivated by a strictly selfish point of view. The Moon’s presence in your dramatic sign illuminates your inner process with a spotlight so bright that you might not even notice if someone is already offering you what you want. Shifting the focus and listening to others ultimately allows you to be more receptive to the rewards you seek.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Something that’s left unsaid today grabs your attention, as if the unspoken words have more power because they are kept secret. Your current fear of the unknown can create a simple misunderstanding, especially if you make a false assumption. You don’t have to fast-talk your way through an awkward moment; it’s OK to leave a mystery unexplored for now and just move on.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You’re looking for an enjoyable escape from work today and, thankfully, your friends come riding to your rescue. Although you are prepared to meet your obligations, you long for a more meaningful chance to share what’s on your mind. If you don’t have something already on your social calendar, get on the phone and make it happen. This can be a fulfilling day, but might not amount to much unless you are willing to co-create it.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might share more of your emotional needs than you intend today due to an unexpected intense interaction at work or a heated discussion at home. However, you want to present yourself in a more professional way now that the expressive Leo Moon is occupying your 10th House of Public Status. You are wise to remember that your job needs to come first at this time. Although it’s fully acceptable to bring your feelings into a discussion, you don’t have to reveal everything going on in your heart. Talking things out in a rational manner demonstrates your strength of character.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may be excited about what’s happening in a personal or business relationship, but it’s crucial that you don’t ignore important information now just so you can continue enjoying yourself. It’s not that you are leaning toward denial; it’s just that the data you have may not be as clear as you would prefer. If you find yourself drifting off into dreamland today, consciously bring yourself back to ground level and get to work.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You are driven to work harder these days since you believe that you must make a significant commitment to your career, especially if you are to reach your goals. However, your fear of failure may be the symptom of a deeper issue. Critical self-judgment could stem from your uneasiness with your own ambitions. Be more appreciative of what you have already accomplished instead of worrying about what you’re going to do next.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

A partnership creates stress that may bubble to the surface now, even if you didn’t notice the tension as it was building. Although things might be going along well, a difficult interaction today makes you feel unsure of your role in the relationship. Stick to the facts; if you drift off into philosophical realms of conjecture you’re sure to lose focus. Instead of trying to explain the past, concentrate your thoughts on the present moment.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You might need to spend extra time doing things for others now without receiving the recognition you deserve. This lack of acknowledgment is likely to bring up old familiar issues. You don’t necessarily want the spotlight shining directly on you, but you still may be resentful if someone else receives the applause. Don’t be shy; let those responsible know if your feelings have been hurt. The atmosphere will lighten once you clear the air.

Your Weekend Lunar Love Horoscopes for June 22 – 24

Your Weekend Lunar Love Horoscope

by Jeff Jawer

No Holds Barred

June 22 – 24

This is a playful weekend when cutting loose and expressing yourself without inhibition can be a lot of fun. The good times start with the Moon shining in outgoing Leo, a dramatic sign that’s all about taking chances. Showing off shouldn’t be frowned upon because everyone deserves his or her moment in the spotlight. Going too far may occasionally be embarrassing, but heart connections come from releasing inhibitions and letting it all hang out.

The sign Leo is associated with the Sun, which aligns favorably with imaginative Neptune on Saturday. Romantic experiences that have no purpose other than mutual pleasure somehow make sense now. Set aside as many tasks as possible so that reality is left behind in the pursuit of a good time.

Sunday’s mood is a different story once the Moon shifts into analytical Virgo. The morning, though, may still be filled with hope and visions of brighter days ahead, yet a more sensitive tone is evident in the late afternoon and evening. The Moon’s stressful square with amorous Venus exposes vulnerabilities and feelings of uncertainty. A simple comment could be interpreted as a major criticism when that wasn’t the intention. Being kinder in what we say and gentler in our approach can reduce the likelihood of hurt feelings or wounded hearts.

the daily humorscopes for friday, june 22

the daily humorscope

Friday, June 22, 2012



(March 21 – April 19)

A friend will ask you for help, but you should turn them down, silently, with a sad little shake of your head. When they ask what’s wrong, sigh deeply, and mutter “nothing, it’s nothing.”



(April 20 – May 20)

Tomorrow when you wake up, many small objects on the carpet will bring you to the alarming conclusion that you have a live rabbit in the house. Search though you may, however, you will be completely unable to find hide nor hare of it…



(May 21 – June 20)

You will receive a painful bonk on the head, today, while riding the bus downtown. It’s your own fault, though, for sitting in front of that trombone player.


(June 21 – July 22)

Good day to make sure you are prepared for a big earthquake. Get bottled water, a first-aid kit, canned food, flashlights, transistor radio, sturdy hiking boots, and a feather boa.



(July 23 – August 22)




(August 23 – September 22)

E-coli. It’s what’s for dinner!



(September 23 – October 22)

Your obsession with Lapsang Souchong tea takes a turn for the worse, today, as you begin secretly soaking your undergarments in it. Professional help is indicated.



(October 23 – November 21)

Rhubarb pie is the only antidote for your ailment. Trust me on this one. Also, someone’s been teasing your cat.



(November 22 – December 21)

Your neighbours will have a wild party, which you’ll catch glimpses of through the open window. You’ll know you shouldn’t watch, but it’s just hard to imagine how people can do that, especially on a trampoline.


(December 22 – January 20)

You will join a team, and have lots of fun. I’m not sure what sport it is, but the team name will be “The Screaming Weasels”.



(January 21 – February 18)

Uh oh. “Bursting into song day”, again. Your friends will avoid you.



(February 19 – March 20)

Leek soup day, today. Despite your recent tendency towards shoplifting vegetables, I highly recommend you buy a leek, not take one.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for June 22

Easy does it! A supportive, 60-degree rapport from the Moon in Leo to Jupiter in Gemini (1:20AM PDT) can give you the false feeling that euphoria and the power of positive thinking will take you far. However, challenging vibes affect primary partnerships when Vesta in Taurus forms a dicey opposition with Juno in Scorpio (3:20AM PDT). When two asteroid goddesses battle one another on either side of the Earth, tensions are definitely going to rise in important relationships. Be extra sensitive and attentive to a dear one’s needs and viewpoints. Strive to be a good listener rather than usurp the conversation.  The Moon forming a supportive, 60-degree tie with Venus (11:51AM PDT) followed by a problem-solving enhancement involving a similar aspect between Venus and Pallas (2:53PM PDT) would seem to give you a wonderful boost with no hassles at all. Nevertheless, before you know it, the red planet chimes in provocatively by making a contra-parallel with Chiron (4:54PM PDT) and parallel with Uranus (5:30PM PDT).  These two Mars-related parallels are nothing to sneer at as they can ratchet up the intensity meter to an enormous degree. Pressing the anger button – deliberately or by mistake – won’t solve any difficulties. Keep your distance from temperamental individuals or anyone who has a chip on their shoulder. Be aware that this is only the opening salvo of a cosmic barrage that includes the entire weekend when Chiron is contra-parallel Uranus (tomorrow) and Uranus squares Pluto (Sunday).

Calendar of the Moon for June 22

22 Duir/Skirophorion

Day of Thunder

Color: Grey and black
Element: Air
Altar: Upon cloth of black patterned with grey clouds and yellow lightning place nine yellow candles, a chalice of rainwater, and if possible, a Tesla coil or other static lightning lamp.
Offerings: Go out into the rain during the next storm, and stand unprotected in it.
Daily Meal: Cold food. Only rainwater to drink.

Day of Thunder Invocation

(Call and response, repeating:)

Dark powers of Air, we honor you!
Lords of the storm cloud, we honor you!
Dancers of the lightning bolt, we honor you!
Roar of the summer skies, we call you!
Zeus of the eagle’s eye,
Shango, leaper in the fire,
Oya, Lady of the Wild Winds,
Thor, Lord of the Hammer,
We acknowledge your power
And we give you our respect!
But rather than merely fear you
We ask for your protection,
For the Thunder can be your friend
If you know how to ask!
So we ask this, Gods of Thunder,
Summer storm that rolls across the land,
Protect us from your fury!
Protect us from your wrath!
Protect us from your destruction!
Protect us from your floods!
Protect us from your wrenching winds!
Protect us from the heat of your lightning!
Protect us from your eroding rain!
Protect us from your pelting hail!
Have mercy on us, Gods of Thunder!

(During the last nine lines, one candle is extinguished on each line. As the room falls into darkness, the snuffer of candles flings the rainwater into the libation well. All cry out, “Protect us!” and flee the room.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for June 22

22 Lithemonath


Colors: Yellow and gold
Element: Fire
Altar: Upon cloth of yellow and gold light eight yellow candles, incense of cedar and bay, many yellow flowers, a golden chalice of mead, another of citrus fruit juice, and as many figures of the sun as you can find or make. A great sun on a pole should be brought in procession, and one man should stand before the altar with it, and read the call and response.
Offerings: Open the House to others to share the ritual, or take it elsewhere. Like all the great high holidays, this ritual should be shared with the greater community.
Daily Meal: Yellow and orange food of any kind.

(Four who have been chosen to do the work of the ritual come forward and cast the quarters.)

North Caller: All hail the Standing Stone of the North,
Guardian of the Earth!
Whose name is the Great Bear,
Whose name is Midnight Star,
Whose name is Sleep of Winter
Whose name is Constancy.

West Caller: All hail the Standing Stone of the West,
Guardian of the Waters!
Whose name is the Salmon of Knowledge,
Whose name is Edge of Twilight
Whose name is Autumn Rain
Whose name is Yielding.

South Caller: All hail the Standing Stone of the South,
Guardian of the Fire!
Whose name is the Coiled Dragon,
Whose name is High Noon
Whose name is Summer Solstice,
Whose name is Fervor.

East Caller: All hail the Standing Stone of the East,
Guardian of the Air!
Whose name is Hawk in Flight,
Whose name is Light of Dawn,
Whose name is Equinox,
Whose name is Wanderer.

One steps forward and pours a libation of mead onto the ground, and says:

Accept this offering, O sun above us, whose golden rays pour down and give us Life, and yet can give Death if we do not take care. Teach us to glory in your generosity and yet respect your power. Do not desert us, but burn forever in our souls.

Call and Response:
All Hail the longest day!
We have slept away the shortest night,
We have watched the wheel turn
From early darkness to early light.
All hail the highest moment of the year!
Come forth Sun and shine upon us!
Let nothing cloud your brilliance!
Let nothing cloud your light!
Let all your veils of rain be cast away!
Come forth and give us life, O Sun!
We stand where our ancestors stood,
We hail you on the day they hailed you,
We follow in their footsteps!
Hail Apollo of the golden chariot,
Hail Lugh Sun-Face of many talents,
Hail Ra who battles serpents each night,
Hail Amaterasu Omikami, mother of emperors!
Take joy in the morning rays!
Take joy in the noon heat!
Take joy in the sunset colors!
Take joy! Take joy! Take joy!

(One steps forward and says:)

Never forget that we live because our world, our green Gaea, is the right distance away from the Sun’s power. Further away and we would be robbed of its lifegiving rays; further in and we would be burned to death by them. Never forget that life depends on the right amount of closeness and distance. Ponder this as you go your ways, and remember it every time you look up at the Sun above you.

(Another steps forward and says:)

For this is the time of the Sun’s highest glory, and like Him, we will fade and decline, and then be reborn new. For this is the way of the Universe: unending cycles within cycles. Rather than praying for an end to things, see it rather as a source of comfort that all dies and is reborn, and so nothing truly dies forever, and so nothing ever truly ends.

Song: Oak and Ash and Thorn

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for June 22 – Waxing

New Moon

(waxing/0-45 degrees)

The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.