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Today’s energies celebrate ‘Descendant’s Day.’ You can locate the Feng Shui Family/Friends/Ancestors area in the middle left-hand side of your home or office. This arena relates to your past and present family, including all siblings and blood relatives. An effective cure for strengthening the roots of the family tree while keeping everyone united is to display in this space photos of current family members and past descendants. Since this is a wood element area those photos should always be displayed in wooden frames. Positioning them in groups of three (the number associated with this area) will lend in sending healing energy to relatives and friends, past and present. These photos will also keep the family close, if not in location at least in the heart!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
53: A Steady Pace
General Meaning: Like an ancient old-growth forest — where the subtle play of light, texture and shadows is the product of a process measured in centuries and inches — most things of lasting value develop gradually, at their own pace. The ability to learn from experience — one of humanity’s greatest capacities — implies constant yet gradual progress. The combination of stillness within and determination without are the essence of this dynamic. Good things sometimes sprout quickly; the truly delightful take much longer.
The principle of gradual development applies also to human relationships. For love and marriage or any important partnership to endure, progress must be slow but steady: slow enough to allow for the bonds to knit properly; steady enough to keep moving in the right direction.
You can’t expect to have everything all at once. Development must be allowed to take its proper course and allotted time; events must neither be rushed nor manipulated, but allowed to unfold naturally. In this way, you will come to enjoy long-lasting relationships and achieve success.
Spirit Runes are most commonly used for questions about mysticism, spirituality, and religion. Berkana represents the birch tree. The birch is frequently symbolic of renewal, rebirth, birth, growth and fertility. This rune is a joyous one, representing good outcomes from ventures undertaken. It is the rune of the family and of a good household.
This Tarot Deck: Sacred Rose
General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Star card is about reconnecting one’s Soul with the Divine — the transcending of personality, family, community and reputation. It has to do ultimately with the freedom to be one’s Self. The Soul is responding to celestial influences — forces that can provide the personality with a stronger sense of purpose. The Star card helps us to remember our exalted origins and our attraction to a Higher Union.
This card could also be called the “Celestial Mandate” — that which refers us back to our reason for being, our mission in this lifetime. The Star reminds us that, in a sense, we are agents of Divine Will in our day-to-day lives. If we let go of the idea that we are supposed to be in control, we can more easily notice and appreciate the synchronicities that are nudging us along. In this way, we become more conscious of the invisible Helping Hand, and we better understand our place within — and value to — the larger Cosmos.
Your normal routine at home has been altered by circumstances beyond your control. Something occurs today that requires you to focus your attention on eliminating a specific habit of yours. However, even your best intentions may not produce the desired results right away. It takes time to make changes that endure; allow the current events to ripple through your life and wait to see what happens before judging yourself too harshly.
Although you normally try to keep things simple, you’re met with a few serious challenges along the way these days. For example, if you are involved in a group project now, your individual efforts could get lost in the crowd. Don’t worry; this isn’t time for personal recognition. Rest assured that your consistent efforts will pay off in the long run and you’ll derive satisfaction from being part of a winning team.
A powerful shift of energy at home may be underway, but you might not feel the full effects of the current changes for a while. Even if everything is moving along smoothly, weird undercurrents are set into motion now by suppressed feelings. If you have something on your mind, it’s better to say it today in order to prevent your frustration from building into a bigger problem. Clearing the air opens the door for better communications ahead.
Too much data can be overwhelming today as you do your best to filter out unnecessary noise. You’re able to minimize the flow of information if you stop asking more questions once you discover what you need to know. You can ease your mental stress while reducing your sense of overload by initiating action. Doing something positive now is much more constructive than just talking about it.
Focus your attention on your finances today, for the simple act of balancing your checkbook goes a long way toward preventing future headaches. Thankfully, you have a heightened ability now to shut out extraneous distractions, enabling you to do the basic accounting that otherwise can make you crazy. Sort through the details, set your priorities and settle down to work.
Nothing sharpens your mind like necessity. Today’s analytical Virgo Moon requires you to focus, especially if a minor crisis brings your attention right back the present moment. Conflict stems from a separation between your head and your heart, so don’t bother trying to justify your feelings. Instead, state them as accurately as you can and then move on.
Your dreams demand a lot of your attention today, and you might have to pinch yourself to wake up. Unfortunately, your external world isn’t as compelling as usual, so you may let yourself slip back into the realms of imagination. Thankfully, this excursion is not a waste of time if you believe that you can be whatever you really desire. Choose your ideal future carefully, since you’ll soon have the chance to turn your fantasies into reality.
Your sixth sense is working overtime now, but you are challenged to trust whatever you’re feeling. Others may question your values today, complicating what should be a simple decision. Modifying your position to agree with your friends can make your life easier in the present moment, but isn’t wise in the long run. Follow your instincts based on what’s in your heart, rather than acting on someone else’s analysis.
You have a lot going on in your life today, including other people trying to convince you that their points of view are better than yours. Although each interaction might seem unrelated at first, the various situations reveal a common theme. Remain open to changing your approach as long as the end result still supports your objectives.
You are feeling even more pragmatic than usual as you set the specific goals for a project you’ve been working on. Avoid getting trapped under too many details today, for you can become so obsessed with getting one particular task just right that you accomplish little else. Perfection is an ambitious ideal, but don’t let it stand between you and success.
It’s tough to settle on any single path today because you’re pulled in several different directions by people with extremely convincing arguments. If only the events in your life would remain stable while you figure out your best strategy. But everything continues to change, so you don’t have time to idly sit around on the sidelines. Make a choice and jump back into the game.
Someone may be overly critical of you today, tempting you to walk away, but retreat really isn’t in your best interest. Check your own emotional baggage to make sure you aren’t being hypersensitive. Instead of displaying resistance, listen carefully to the feedback you are receiving. What you learn now can help you become more efficient at whatever you do.
Uranus square Pluto
Sunday, June 24
Astrology’s two most transformational planets make the first of seven world-shaking squares in a series that doesn’t end until March 16, 2015. This is the second stage of a cycle that began when these planets were conjunct in 1965 and 1966, symbolizing the liberation movements of the 60s. We can expect social changes of equal amplitude these next few years. Brilliant breakthroughs and cultural chaos are both likely. However, this can also become the starting signal of a new stage of awakening. We have the capacity to evolve as individuals who light the way for a shift of collective consciousness when we take the risk of surpassing current limits and overcome our fear of the unknown. The ingredients needed to transform the Earth into a living and loving laboratory for human growth are already here.