Your Daily Tarot Card for October 4 is The Moon

The Moon

This Tarot Deck: Royal Thai

General Meaning:  What has traditionally been known as the Moon card refers to a deep state of sensitivity and imaginative impressionability, developed within a womb of deep relaxation. Here we dream and go into trance, have visions and receive insights, wash in and out with the psychic tides, and experience deep mystical and/or terrifying realities beyond our ordinary senses. The full moon and/or eclipse cycle charted by the Magi (as in some of the earliest Moon card images) exemplify this as a mechanism that Nature uses to expand consciousness.

The variants of the courtly lovers (representing skillful use of the sex force) or the man sleeping it off under the tree (use of drugs to alter consciousness) are also traditional avenues for tapping this primal force. Human interest in higher states propels us to the frontiers of consciousness, where we cannot always control what happens. The Moon card represents the ultimate test of a soul’s integrity, where the membrane between self and the Unknown is removed, and the drop of individuality reenters the Ocean of Being. What transpires next is between a soul and its Maker.

Your Daily Horoscopes for October 4

We’re eager to let go of our worries, but the window for lighthearted fun opens and closes quickly today. The Moon’s shift into breezy Gemini at 7:46 am EDT lifts us above our practical concerns. Nevertheless, we still can’t escape our responsibilities because rational Mercury closes in on a conjunction with restrictive Saturn that’s exact tomorrow morning. Changing our expectations helps because resistance stems from what we’re already thinking.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although it may be difficult to start a conversation today, the words and ideas should flow with ease once you get going. However, you won’t be able to talk your way around the truth; any deviation from the facts could draw the wrath of instant karma. Don’t try to outsmart reality; you can accomplish your goals as long as you maintain integrity in all that you say and do.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You don’t like being pushed into anything before you are ready, yet you may feel as if someone is trying to pressure you to change your mind now. Your response is to dig in your heels and stubbornly hold your position no matter how persistent others may be today. You believe the stakes are high, prompting you to take your resistance very seriously. Nevertheless, you can overplay your hand; an adaptable attitude just might save the day.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Everything is moving faster now that the Moon is back in your interactive sign. Your witty retorts are quick and you’re having fun as you play fast and loose. But you may have to work the brakes or you could lose control on the curves. Don’t wait until it’s too late; be smart and control your speed today before you hit a wall.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

A situation at home can take on larger-than-life proportions today, and you may need to jump in with the voice of reason. The good news is that the power of logic is on your side, so you know exactly what to do. Still, you might experience discomfort from the high level of mental activity and the need to reconsider decisions that you thought were already covered. Revisiting a recent conversation helps clarify your lingering confusion.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Although you may appear to have a casual attitude about your friends now, you’re taking yourself much more seriously than anyone realizes. Your desire to establish reliable communication channels motivates you to connect with others in a very profound manner. Make contact with someone who has been in your dreams, but not necessarily in your day-to-day life. You might be pleasantly surprised at what they have to tell you.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You have to call a situation just as you see it today because people at work are depending on you for a reality check. You didn’t ask to be put in this position, nor do you want the spotlight to be aimed on you, but it is apparent that you want to take care of things on a very basic level. Nevertheless, don’t be so sure that your perspective is the only one. Explaining the facts now is trickier than you realize.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

There are underlying tensions at work now, yet you still have opportunities to keep your life on a pretty even keel. There may be some miscommunications involving someone’s interpretation of one of your ideas today. But a misunderstanding can actually bring about a conversation that leads to a breakthrough if you let go of control. A detour in a discussion could be the catalyst to positive change.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You are receiving a direct download from the cosmos today, somewhat like a software upgrade. The recent confusion should fade soon and you might be pleasantly surprised how easily things go your way. However, you don’t have time to relax now; big changes are underfoot and you’re much wiser to conserve your energy any way you can.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

A coworker or partner might come down on you hard now, but this situation isn’t as serious as it first seems. In fact, there is likely a silver lining in today’s dark cloud, and you’ll be much better off if you can find it. No matter what you do, don’t shoot the messenger. If you lash out, you can miss the opportunity to make significant changes in your thinking process.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Today you’re catching up on the emails that you didn’t write all week, returning phone calls and, in general, doing a whole lot of little things you should have already done. However, you still might feel frustrated because it doesn’t seem like you are making enough progress. But don’t be so hard on yourself; if you work methodically, you will be just where you need to be by the end of the day.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may choose to put off unpleasant chores today in favor of distracting yourself with the more enjoyable tasks that are on your list of things to do. You might want to make something that allows your creativity to flow, even if it’s of no practical value. Fortunately, you can probably get by now without worrying too much about tomorrow, as long as you give yourself a reality check to cover your bases first.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Complex emotions flowing in the waters of your mind can be reassuring, since you Fish are comfortable swimming in symbolic realms. Now, however, your words could wrap themselves around your feelings and tangle the nets of your own fantasies and illusions. There will be plenty of time for logic later on. Put this creative energy to work by writing poetry, doing arts and crafts, or partaking in activities that engage your spiritual nature.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for October 4

If you have been reading this calendar in the last few days, you know that the largest planet in our solar system — Jupiter — becomes motionless today at 17 degrees of Gemini (6:19AM PDT), and beginning a retrograde cycle that lasts until January 30, 2013. However, before this even occurs, the cosmos is very active as the Moon in Taurus opposes Mars in Scorpio (12:45AM PDT) — which simultaneously starts a void lunar cycle that lasts until 4:48AM PDT. Complete odds and ends during the 4-hour time-span when the Moon is at the end of Taurus.  Reading, writing, arts, crafts and hobbies receive a green light once the Moon enters airy Gemini (4:48AM PDT). Problem-solving and strategy sessions are still under duress since Pallas and Saturn form an off-kilter, 150-degree tie (5:13AM PDT). Just five minutes before the Jupiter station and shift into retrograde motion, Venus makes a supportive, 60-degree rapport with productivity-enhancing Ceres (6:14AM PDT).  With Jupiter having no speed relative to the Earth’s vantage point, all of Jupiter’s major themes — good fortune, golden opportunities, providence, benevolence, the power of positive thinking, literary-educational and publishing goals, adventures in the great outdoors, long-distance journeys, religion and philosophy, arrogance, pride, greed and overdoing a good thing — are accentuated today and over the next few days.  Meanwhile, record your dreams and soul wanderings as Mercury parallels Neptune (7:32AM PDT). Just as problem-solving is not easy early today, the later hours may also be difficult on this score as Mercury forms an off-kilter, 150-degree tie with Pallas (9:59PM PDT). Get set for another tumultuous 24-hour time-period on Friday.