General Meaning: Enormous creative energy is unleashed by enthusiasm. This energy is like powerful music that inspires people, loosening old constraints and generating new opportunities. Indeed, the power of enthusiasm is best symbolized by music and dance, for it is guided more by the heart than the head. Thus, great good fortune can follow someone who is able to guide this positive force toward victory and a joyous celebration.
Enthusiasm within a group generates a special kind of electricity. When a crowd is ‘charged’, the singer scales new heights, and life becomes its own reward. For who is not in awe of thunder? And who would fail to fill his or her lungs in the aftermath of a cleansing rain?
Arouse the passionate support of others, while adjusting your ideas and plans to suit their needs. In this way you can fill your sails with the mighty winds of shared enthusiasm.
To arouse others, re-double your own dedication and dare to create an environment that is free of tension. Take joy in your projects. Harness the power of song and dance.
Your Rune For Today
Uruz is the Rune of harmony, order and inner strength. Often it marks endings and beginnings of periods in our lives. Uruz also symbolizes your ability to tackle new challenges by confronting them with the powers that lie within you. Opportunities probably abound for you right now.
The Hanged Man
This Tarot Deck: Lord of the Rings
General Meaning: Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.
This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.
It’s challenging to find stable ground to stand on today as our emotions are pulled in several directions. We want everyone to get along once the Moon enters gracious Libra at 12:45 am EDT, but her stressful aspects to domineering Pluto and shocking Uranus put our emotions on edge. Nevertheless, we’re ready to swing into action and optimistically do the best we can because enterprising Mars aligns with the willful Sun and buoyant Jupiter.
The emphasis in your life shifts toward those who depend upon you while the cooperative Libra Moon visits your 7th House of Relationships. You may be feeling particularly enthusiastic as superhero Mars supports your current efforts at putting others at ease. But you must also attend to your own needs, too, or you won’t have anything left to give anyone else. Being a perfect partner is an admirable goal, but don’t lose yourself in the process.
In an ideal world there would be a simple way to make your workday more pleasant, but in reality you might feel overwhelmed now. You cannot escape into a dreamworld because there is just too much going on. Fortunately, once you acknowledge what needs to be done today, you should be able to muster up the determination and energy to tackle your chores one by one. Don’t give up; you could surprise yourself with how much you actually accomplish by the end of the day.
The emotional web you weave could develop some tangles this morning, and your energy might feel as if it’s tied up in knots. However, you’ll be able to straighten out everything once you navigate your way through the challenges. Don’t worry about finishing a task a little late; keep your eyes on the goal and you might arrive at your destination sooner than you expect.
Unexpressed feelings on the home front could complicate family dynamics, even if you try to remain objective in your assessment of the situation. You’re extra sensitive to those you love today, making it difficult to separate your own feelings from theirs. Contemplating your options makes sense, but dwelling on them is of no use. Don’t hesitate to take action once you review the possibilities because you have a small window of opportunity now to make something wonderful happen.
Sometimes your path seems quite obvious to you, but today a few distractions could obscure your way. You might even feel as if others are being overly pushy, trying to persuade you to set aside your plans in favor of theirs. Unfortunately, pushing back doesn’t solve anything; it just escalates the tension. Don’t try to justify your actions. Sidestep the entire conflict by simply doing your thing instead of wasting energy in endless dialogue.
Everything seemed pretty clear for a while, but now you’re thinking about a whole new set of possibilities and doubting the wisdom of your current path. Your sudden exuberance for something different can complicate things by luring you off track. It’s time to stop and think before expending more time and money on a goal that may no longer interest you. Don’t switch directions yet; wait until you are certain about what your heart wants.
You have a good excuse to change your mind now that the Moon is in your sign. But this is not about logic today, which is your usual reason for making seesaw decisions. It’s your emotions that are currently fluctuating every few minutes. If you don’t like what you’re feeling, just patiently wait for the next wave until your moods begin to stabilize.
You’re trying to keep your life balanced, but there is only so much you can manage today. There are too many variables to track now, each adding subtle nuances to a delicate situation. You can make yourself crazy by attempting to untangle the threads of complexity. Or, you can turn up the volume on your daydreams and float downstream for a while. Escaping makes sense as long as you know that it’s only temporary. You’ll have more energy to deal with everything in a few days.
You may feel as if you need to do something with your friends today or you’ll miss the chance. Unfortunately, as tempting as it might be to play hooky, you won’t necessarily be able to just take the day off. Meanwhile, lucky Jupiter encourages you to believe that everything will work out fine, even if you bail on a previous commitment. But your overconfidence can steer you wrong. Don’t let blind optimism talk you out of being responsible. The choice is all yours, along with the consequences.
Although you have relationship issues on your mind, they’re just a distraction from the real dilemma at hand. Your more immediate concern is about your career path; decisions need to be made that can have long-lasting ramifications. Ironically, your current choices have a significant impact on a partner or spouse. Luckily, your emotions settle down later in the day, revealing a clear path to your goal. Patience, combined with hard work, leads you to your desired destination.
You may think that your adventurous ideas are too outrageous today, but it would be an interesting exercise to let your imagination go wild anyhow. Set aside the restraints of logic, resources and time while you explore the alternatives without being attached to the outcome. Ultimately, you might not be able to take this particular dream trip, but giving yourself time to think about it now is a vacation in its own right.
Your restlessness could get the best of you today as you think about the numerous possibilities before you. Unfortunately, you’re tied to previously made commitments, so you can’t just wander off to explore alternate paths. Instead, keep your eyes on the road and your feet on the ground. Utilizing your common sense now is a wise antidote to all the spacey energy coming your way.
We start playing for keeps with two planets entering passionate Scorpio this week. The Moon’s presence in this mysterious sign on Wednesday and Thursday adds depth, power and complexity to relationships. But a more potent influence is assertive Mars’ move into tenacious Scorpio on Thursday where it will provoke deep feelings and extreme actions for the next six weeks.
It’s time to take a relationship to the next level or consider cutting ties as your ruling planet Mars enters relentless Scorpio and your 8th House of Deep Sharing on Thursday. If you’re single and looking, you will be ready to push harder for what you want. But if you haven’t addressed an important issue in a current alliance, expect to encounter it now. Finding satisfaction with someone requires work, but is well worth the effort when both of you are willing to compromise for the sake of love.
Expect more heat in relationships with passionate Mars’ entry into emotional Scorpio and your 7th House of Partners on Thursday. This could spur conflict with your current squeeze or when meeting someone new. Confrontations are possible yet they could be exciting if the tone doesn’t turn aggressive. Your capacity to hang tough to get what you want is a major asset for reigniting the fire in your present union or sparking a new one.
You’re ready to spread your wings and fly this weekend with the Moon’s visit to adventurous Sagittarius on Friday morning. This lunar transit in your 7th House of Partners attracts outgoing people who are more into fun than commitment. If you’re in a relationship, make sure to mix up your usual social patterns to avoid boredom. Going on an unplanned outing this weekend is a great way to maintain the high level of stimulation you crave now.
You should feel more desirable than ever this week with the magnetic Scorpio Moon’s transit of your 5th House of Romance on Wednesday and Thursday. But the passion you’re feeling will last even longer with sexy Mars entering this attention grabbing part of your chart on Thursday for the next six weeks. Intensity makes you more captivating now, which is good news for your rising libido. Once your intentions are known, others will find you nearly impossible to resist.
It’s not what you see that counts this week, but what you’re feeling deep below the surface. The evocative Moon and energetic Mars dive into enigmatic Scorpio where they stir the emotional waters in your 4th House of Roots. Old relationship issues won’t go away and may need to be faced once again. Yet if you’re perceptive, patient and persistent enough to address your fears, you can finally put this part of the past behind you.
Entertaining at your place is a wonderful way to stretch yourself this weekend. The outgoing Sagittarius Moon occupies your 4th House of Home and Family, which is perfect for opening up your home and sharing your heart. Maintaining a healthy sense of humor and the ability to overlook petty details makes it possible for you to relax and have a good time. Being truthful about your desires is also key to repairing a relationship or getting on a new track toward finding love.
It’s great to be free and open with your words this weekend, but your actions require a bit of cautionary discretion. The Moon’s presence in cheerful Sagittarius and your convivial 3rd House on Friday and Saturday makes it easy to chat up just about anyone. Energetic Mars moves into calculating Scorpio and your 2nd House of Resources on Thursday for the next six weeks, where measuring what you give is essential to maintaining a healthy self-esteem.
You could be ready to take the lead in relationship matters this week with two planets moving into your willful sign. The Moon’s midweek visit lasts only two days, but your enterprising ruling planet Mars marches into Scorpio on Thursday and stays there until October 6. It’s time to push others for what you want and to push yourself to get in the best shape possible. Your confidence grows stronger when you feel good in your body.
Your mood should be buoyant with the Moon in your optimistic sign on Friday and Saturday. Breaking out of habitual activities to experiment with new people or unusual places will get this weekend off to a lively start. Sunday’s energy is even sweeter offering you magical moments when you’re alone with one gentle person in a private place. You don’t need special plans to enjoy yourself since inspiration for finding pleasure seems to come out of the blue.
You may want to be cautious about making too many commitments this weekend. The Moon is drifting through your 12th House of Unraveling on Friday and Saturday, which might drain your energy if you’re not careful. A little self-protection can go a long way to preventing physical exhaustion or an emotional meltdown. Sunday’s mood is very different with a lunar transit into your well-organized sign. A playful day with those you love is likely, although serious issues might arise later that night.
Friends make all the difference in your personal life this weekend with the adventurous Sagittarius Moon hanging out in your 11th House of Groups on Friday and Saturday. Working for a cause or being part of a team supports your ideals while increasing your chances of meeting someone new. If you already have a partner, joining up to do something for others can solidify your heart connection with a newfound sense of passion and purpose.
There may be magic brewing in your personal life this weekend. Mars swims into the intense waters of insightful Scorpio and your visionary 9th House of Depth on Thursday and forms a favorable angle with your imaginative ruling planet Neptune on Sunday. This is terrific for creating an environment in which play and passion blend easily. You know how to initiate contact with a gentle touch that can be very seductive. Practicing patient persistence is likely to get you what you want.
Calendar of the Moon
Altar: Upon cloth of green lay twigs from each of the trees of the Sacred Grove, a knife, a cup of milk, and a cup of animal blood mixed with wine.
Offerings: Plant trees, especially the ones of the Sacred Grove.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian.
Invocation to Nemetona
Lady of the Sacred Grove
Whose footprints mark the soft moss
Wherever gather the trees of the Sacred Grove.
Silver are your words as the birch,
Bright is your smile as the berries of rowan,
Tall is your height as the ash,
Hot is your frown like the ashes of alder,
Graceful is your walk as the willow,
Cruel is your blade as the thorn,
Strong is your grasp as the oak,
Sharp is your prick like the holly,
Hard is your shell like the hazel,
Sweet is your mouth as the grapevine,
Twisted is your hair like the ivy,
Eerie is your song as the reed,
Wise is your touch as the elder.
Long ago, they came to you,
Goddess of the grove, Lady of leaf and blood,
And your blade took their short lives
And added it to those of the long-lived trees,
Whose Earth this was first.
So we give you blood today, Lady,
That you shall understand, even now,
That we do not forget your gifts.
Song: Song of the Trees
(All shall come forth to the altar, and the cups shall be taken up and carried outside in procession, until all are standing and singing under the trees. Then shall the libations be poured out onto the Earth.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]