Today’s Tarot Card for August 16th is Strength

Strength

This Tarot Deck: Angel Tarot

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness — so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony.

The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.

 

Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, August 16

We know what we want today, yet something is holding us back. Still, we might not be willing to limit our desires by adhering to socially acceptable norms. Romantic Venus dynamically squares unconventional Uranus, zapping us with unusual feelings. Even the heart-centered Leo Moon trines shocking Uranus, prompting us to release pent up emotional stress suddenly, like lightning during a storm. Thankfully, the energy settles down later in the day.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re fairly confident that you’ll reach your destination, but you have trouble verbalizing your needs today. Unfortunately, your goals may be so far out of the box now that you cannot talk about them. Even still, you might attempt to express your feelings anyhow, only to discover what you want changes as the day goes on. Go ahead and open your heart, but remain flexible and be ready for a surprise.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You don’t like being caught off guard, but today you may have to respond quickly to new feelings that arise quite suddenly. You won’t be able to blame anyone else now, as this is probably a result of your own urges that erupt from the hidden depths of your unconscious mind. Don’t withdraw; take every opportunity to break through whatever you have been avoiding. Facing your fears is the best way to overcome them.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You’re usually willing to explore pleasurable distractions, but it’s not that easy today. Other people have their expectations, but you might be disinterested in their goals now. If you do go along with someone’s unusual request, you’ll likely regret it later. Nevertheless, you don’t want to let down a friend or associate. Do what is required, but don’t be surprised if you get restless during the day and just want to walk away from it all.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Innovative ideas pop up unexpectedly today, thrilling you with the possibilities. However, this isn’t a great time to let these desires run your life. In fact, it’s wise to filter your thoughts so you don’t get pulled off track. The challenge is in discerning which dreams are worth pursuing. Remember, you can think about all your options without having to act on every one.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may become upset if a co-worker ruins your fun today, but keep in mind that no one is purposefully trying to make your life difficult. To the contrary, others are more likely to assist you along your road to emotional satisfaction if you are doing your fair share. Although you might not get your way now, being a team player greatly increases your chances for fulfillment and enjoyment.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Someone may step into your world unexpectedly today with an intense emotional outburst that doesn’t fit into your idea of appropriate behavior. Fortunately, you are magnanimous enough to incorporate this unsettling experience, but you need to make a conscious decision to be compassionate rather than critical. A great adventure can be yours if you accept the fact that you cannot control all the facets of your life all the time.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Forget about sticking to your normal routine today since your key planet Venus is buzzed by high-strung Uranus. You may even feel as if you’re going crazy, but rest assured it’s just that the energy is a bit unstable now. Let restrictive structures and unhealthy assumptions fall away without resistance. Resume your regularly scheduled activities once the dust settles.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may experience free-floating anxiety today as you’re feeling a combination of excitement and annoyance. Although others could seem overly stubborn, you might actually be the one most responsible for holding yourself back. Even if you feel trapped by the current circumstances, don’t focus on your limitations. Instead, allow your feelings to take you wherever they go without judging them. You can easily find your way back to a more productive place later on.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Unpredictable Uranus rattles magnetic Venus today while she visits your 8th House of Intimacy. If your pocketbook isn’t directly affected now, your love life might be the next thing in line. Don’t give anyone else power over you — either emotionally or financially — as your current need for immediate gratification may feel more important than how much cash you have in your checking account. Be willing to take a risk as long as you carefully consider the consequences first.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Someone may jump to the wrong conclusion about your desires, especially if you aren’t forthcoming with what you want now. In other words, what you don’t say today can be even more important than what you do say. Step outside of your comfort zone and speak your piece. No matter how irrational your feelings are, it’s still better if they’re out in the open.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your attachment to objects of beauty might get you into trouble today, whether you are attracted to a piece of art or another person. Although your desires aren’t necessarily physical, they could manifest that way now. Ultimately, you’re more in love with an idea than with anything in reality. Understanding this can help reduce your frustration, especially if you are less than satisfied with what you receive.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your behavior seems highly erratic now, making it difficult for anyone to trust you. However, your emotions are very close to the surface and your sudden mood shifts are quickly reflected in transparent mannerisms. It’s not necessary to be in total control today. Let others know that you are moving through some rough waters and could use their support. Ask and you just might receive more than you expect.

Witches’ Almanac for *Thursday, August 16th


Witches’ Almanac for *Thursday, August 16th

*Thursday (Jupiter):  Expansion, money, prosperity and generosity

Mexican Independence Day

Moon Sign:  *Virgo

*Virgo:  Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focuses on healthy, hygiene, and daily schedules

*Waxing Moon

*Waxing Moon is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Moon enters Libra 8:55 am

Moon phase:  First Quarter

Incense: Almond

Color:  Gold

The Wicca Book of Days for August 16th – Chelsea Curatives

The Wicca Book of Days for August 16th

Chelsea Curatives

The oldest rock garden still to be seen in England was completed on August 16, 1773, in the Chelsea district of London, England. It is one of the many marvels that together form the Chelsea Physic Garden, which was established near the River Thames in 1673 as a teaching garden for trainee apothecaries, who needed to become familiar with the appearance and properties of curative plants. Today, its medicinal roots continue to ben nurtured in such areas as the  Garden of World Medicine and the Pharmaceutical Garden. For more information, visit www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk.

 

Saint Roch

In Christian tradition August 16 is the feast day of Saint Roch, a French-born hermit who not only caught and survived the plague, but cured others of it, too. Invoke his aid today if you, or your friends are unwell, and a swift recovery may follow!

Today’s Affirmation, Thought, & Meditation for August 16

Today’s Affirmation for August 16th

To be a good friend to myself I will, without harshness, see the truth about myself, no matter how difficult or beautiful this truth may be.

Today’s Thought for August 16th

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.”

Lao Tzu

(c.604 – 531BCE.)

Today’s Meditation for August 16th

The House of Self

Close your eyes and visualize the exterior of a house. In your mind enter the house and explore the interior from the basement to the attic. As you look around notice the colours, style and overall atmosphere of each room. After examining each room thoroughly, open your eyes and draw what you have seen. Reflect on the meaning of your house as a metaphor for your self. What understanding of yourself can you glean from this exploratory visualization?

Wishing You A Very Blessed & Happy Thursday, dear ones!

Well here I go again, apologizing for running late. But this time I believe I have good news and you will like why I running late, lol! We are currently in the process of opening up our own store. Yes, you hear right, the WOTC is going to have its’ own online store. After several weeks of going through agreements and terms with providers, we have found a fabulous one. We are going to be able to give all of our FOLLOWERS super discounted prices!  Then, of course, to the general public, we will have coupons and other promotions for them. That once again, our FOLLOWERS can use with their already low prices! We are all super excited about this. Opening our own store has been a dream for a while and now it is coming true. Thank the Goddess!

The only bad thing about the deal is, I am the only graphic designer in the bunch. So I get to sit at the computers, get the eyestrain, backaches, and all those other nasty little things that happen to you when you are at the computer to long. But I don’t mind it a bit. You know why? Because I love all of you! This is going to be some incredible that we can offer you. So I don’t mind a bit, if I look like the hunchback of Notre Dame time this is over with, lol! (I hope not though :s)

We will be offering about anything you could want. Athames, staffs, cauldrons, herbs, hard to find herbs, Books of Shadows and much more. You are just going to have to check it out when we open it. And, of course, there will be a huge announcement when we do. So for the next week or two, please have some patience with me. Please!!! We are in the process of making one of our dreams come true and you are going to benefit from it. Remember though, to get the discounts and then use the coupons and promotions on top of you discount, you have to be a current FOLLOWER of the WOTC. So take a moment to press the follow button.

Anyway, I am going to run for now. I just wanted to apologize and share the good news with you. I hope you have a very blessed Thursday, my friends!

Lady A

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