Daily Feng Shui Tip for Oct. 7 – ‘Bright Light’

Feng Shui adherents know that changing a light can actually change an entire life! So today I am more than humbled to help change yours for the brighter and much better! Feng Shui says that placing a bright light in the bedroom is a tremendously powerful cure for strengthening relationships. This philosophy says that the main source of light in your bedroom should be strong enough to illuminate the entire room on its own. Bright Chi in this particular room will bring a positive future, and as a bonus, this cure works even if you never turn on that light. Simply the presence of the bright light is considered enough. This cure is also great for shoring up your health and for creating clarity, confidence and charisma! So visualize a brighter future for you and all those around you! After you change this bulb you might find that your future is so bright that you might need shades!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Oct. 7 is 54: Careful Affection

54: Careful Affection

I Ching hexagram nr. 11

Affection is the basis of all lasting relationships, but must be channeled properly in order to bring satisfaction, and support the self-esteem of both parties. For example, a married person’s lover would necessarily have conflicted feelings: affection coupled with insecurity. Relationships based mainly on personal attraction, especially those that are outside the mainstream, require special caution and tactful reserve.

If you assert yourself too much, or try to make yourself indispensable, you will only incur misfortune. It is never easier to make disastrous mistakes than when you venture outside the bounds of propriety. If you are in doubt as to whether you should follow your heart or your head, allow for some time to pass, and perhaps the answer will become clear. Initiating any action could bring misfortune. Do not attempt to be too creative or attract favorable attention at this time.

Today’s Tarot for October 7 is The Fool

The Fool

Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of an “innocent Fool” archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.

In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise — that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.

Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, October 7

We’re tempted to believe that there actually is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow today as thoughtful Mercury aligns with lucky Jupiter. The clever Gemini Moon enables us to make up facts and then accept them as the truth. Our emotions kick in when the Moon swims into nurturing Cancer at 8:45 pm EDT. Ironically, our dreams have a chance of becoming real as the Moon forms a stabilizing Grand Trine with practical Saturn and magical Neptune.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

In these uncertain times you now have a chance to feel certain. You are on the edge of a new endeavor and your key planet Mars is standing by ready to help you achieve your goals. However, the universe needs to know where you want to go before it can give you the necessary support. The best way to state your case is not necessarily by saying anything. Actions speak louder than words.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

An unexpected twist in a relationship may have recently impacted the stability of your love life. Nevertheless, your common sense brings a new level of integrity into a partnership. But this opportunity for steady growth extends beyond romance, possibly involving a coworker or friend. On a pragmatic level, be sure to protect your personal assets and your position at work because your dreams can take flight if you keep your feet on solid ground.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You can see yourself in a variety of situations, but you need to stop and check your bearings today. Slowing down may be challenging if you are scared of making a choice that could limit your independence. Nevertheless, find a quiet place to think about what is most important to your success and then act on it. You might be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to eliminate the extraneous noise in your life at this time.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You are feeling very protective of your loved ones and may be fearful that you could lose control of the situation today. Fortunately, circumstances are changing and you are gaining confidence in your strength. Consider all your options carefully; trusting your intuition enables you to stabilize a crisis before it becomes critical. If you act with certainty, your choices can have lasting impact.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

The storms have temporarily subsided, allowing you to finally relax. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to keep your eyes wide open today so you can make the most of your recent experiences. The radical ideas that crossed your mind during the past couple of weeks now need to be executed with careful conservation of energy to maximize your potential for success.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

This can be a confusing time because your ability to stabilize your life is countered by temporary blind optimism, tempting you to overlook potential problems. Nevertheless, your management skills will see you through today if you don’t overextend your resources. Planting your feet firmly on the ground helps you gain traction as you move through the obstacle course. Proceeding with caution increases your chances of reaching your destination on time.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Jumping to quick conclusions today might land you in a heap of trouble. If someone presents you with an idea that seems too good to be true, listen to the whole story before making your judgment. At first you may think that the plan is crazy, but look for the foundation upon which a solid strategy can be built. Staying open to unexplored possibilities inspires you to turn a dream into something tangible as long as you use common sense as your final filter.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Complex issues concerning your career objectives may cause conflict with personal responsibilities at home. However, acquiring more emotional security requires you to give up some of your precious independence. Don’t be afraid of being perceived as very serious because you might need to assume an authoritative role to set things right. Creating balance in your life isn’t easy, but you already have all the tools at your disposal to make it happen.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You have run after your share of unicorns, seeking their elusive magic, yet you grow tired of being disappointed now. Nevertheless, you are standing at a crossroads today and you must make something happen, since this isn’t simply about manifesting your next possible adventure. Choose cautiously and wisely. Although change is in the air, nothing will transform unless you set realistic goals, formulate concrete plans and commit to doing the work that follows.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Today you might feel as if you’re assigned to cleanup duty after a wild party. Everyone has gone home and there’s quite a lot to do. You might even question whether or not the fun was worth it. Take advantage of jovial Jupiter’s presence your 6th House of Daily Routine by applying your skills to the job at hand while whistling while you work. Finding a way to turn your chores into fun is a creative way to get the job done.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Revolutionary Uranus has been operating in high gear recently with its unconventional brilliance stimulating original and unusual ideas. However, the practicality of your other key planet Saturn comes into the picture now, and you are likely to see things in a more realistic light. Sometimes it is challenging to integrate the suddenness of Uranus’ effect, but today you can make radical changes that have enduring consequences.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You are usually capable of swimming with the currents, however deep they flow. Permanent redirection isn’t easy since you intuitively understand that tides rise and fall over and over again. Nevertheless, you have a special opportunity to initiate action that adds real stability to your life. Don’t try to do too much all at once, because it’s the smallest improvements now that will have the greatest impact.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for October 7

The next four days are no cake-walk since many celestial alignments can produce shock waves and unsettled conditions throughout humanity. Today seems to start rather peacefully as Mars makes a subtle and yet constructive, 30-degree rapport with often arch-enemy Saturn (2:31AM PDT) while the Moon in Cancer makes a supportive, nurturing 60-degree link to Venus in Virgo (3:30AM PDT). It also helps that the Moon trines Chiron (5:10AM PDT) — encouraging learning more about holistic healing and alternative medical advances.  However, the cosmic scene begins changing drastically when Juno squares Chiron (11:47AM PDT), Mars in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces (7:11PM PDT) while Venus opposes Chiron (8:05PM PDT), and then Venus squares Juno (11:07PM PDT). This represents not just four separate celestial alignments, but a potentially very confusing and chaotic Mars-Neptune 90-degree face-off as well as a T-Square type triangle of dubious merit where Venus is in polarity to Chiron and Juno is 90-degrees to both Venus and Chiron. In addition, Mars will move closer and closer to Juno in Sagittarius over the next 13 days until they finally merge early on October 20.  The net result of all this planetary mischief-making is to stir up soap-opera like conditions throughout society and add a lot of anxiety to everyday human emotions and interactions. Friends, lovers as well as business associates need to be on guard not to let negative energy overwhelm their usually stable relationships.

Calendar of the Moon for October 7

Calendar of the Moon

 

7 Muin/ Boedromion

Boedromia Colors: Red and Gold
Element: Fire
Altar: Upon cloth of red and gold place a fiery sun, two crossed spears, and three torches.
Offerings: Song and music.
Daily Meal: Food of yellow and red.

Boedromia Invocation

Hail Apollo, Lord of the Sun!
We must remember and be mindful of
Great Apollo who shoots from afar.
As he goes through the house of Zeus,
All spring up as he bends his bow.
All high headlands of lofty hills
Are your delight, great Phoebus,
And the whole range of song is fallen to you.
O God of the golden bow,
Who walketh on craggy Cynthus,
Be favorable to us below.
Leto’s all-glorious son from wave-swept Delos,
Wooer in the fields of love,
Chariot-driver of the sky
With your fiery horses,
God of the oracle that speaks
The twisting tongue of truth,
Star of noonday, flashing fire,
Lord of the Nine Muses,
Brighten our lives with your inspiration
And clear our clouded minds
Like the dawning light of the Sun.

(All shall then sing forth whatever song or chant is preferred, for Apollo takes joy in many songs.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for October 7

Calendar of the Sun

 

7 Winterfyllith

Ereshkigal’s Day

Color: Black
Elements: Earth and Air
Altar: Upon cloth of black place a chalice of dark wine, seven black candles, and a knife.
Offerings: Weep for her.
Daily Meal: Fasting, as Ereshkigal suffers for her Dead.

Invocation to Ereshkigal

Lady of Irkalla, Lady of the Darkness,
Widow of Gugulanna, the Great Bull of Heaven,
Widow of Nergal, conqueror of hubris,
Who drinks water with the Annunaki,
Who eats dust and clay for bread, who drinks river-mud for beer,
Who weeps for the young men forced to abandon their sweethearts,
Who weeps for the girls wrenched from their lovers’ laps,
Who weeps for the infant child, expelled before its time,
We hail you in your mourning.
Mistress of the Seven Gates
Guarded by Neti, Gatekeeper of the Underworld
Who answers only to Ereshkigal,
We hail you in your sorrow.
Lady who holds the water-gift, the river in its fullness,
Lady who holds the grain-gift, the fields in their fullness,
Lady who held the Queen of Heaven in her arrogance,
Hung her on the wall like a piece of meat,
Ransomed only by the tears
Of those neither male nor female,
And then sent her back only to have
Her husband instead, to decorate your throne,
May we all learn the wisdom of the kurgarra and galatur!
May we learn to weep for Death
And feel compassion for even that which we fear,
For this, too, is your painful lesson.
Lady of Irkalla, help us to move beyond ourselves
And our fears, and see all endings with new eyes.

Chant:
Dust of the Dark
Clay of the River
Run through my hands like the dawn

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for October 7: Last Quarter

Last Quarter Moon

(waning/58% illumination)

The time of reaping is at hand. There is a feeling of completion infused into the atmosphere during the Last Quarter Moon. The opportunity opens to recognize how far you’ve come in various parts of your life. This is not a good time for new beginnings, but rather a reflective period suited to evaluating how you have been using your time and what has been accomplished. Issues of authority may arise. This Moon phase supports taking responsibility for actively tying up the loose ends of projects that are already underway.

The Witches Correspondence for Sunday, October 7

 

Magickal Intentions: Growth, Advancements, Enlightment, Rational Thought, Exorcism, Healing, Prosperity, Hope, Exorcism, Money
Incense: Lemon, Frankincense
Planet: Sun
Sign: Leo
Angel: Michael
Colors: Gold, Yellow, Orange and White
Herbs/Plants: Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, Oak
Stones: Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Clear Quartz and Red Agate
Oil: (Sun) Cedar, Frankincense, Neroli, Rosemary

The first day of the week is ruled by the Sun. It is an excellent time to work efforts involving business partnerships, work promotions, business ventures, and professional success. Spells where friendships, mental or physical health, or bringing joy back into life are an issue work well on this day, too.

 

 

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The Witches Almanac for Sunday, October 7

Witches Almanac for *Sunday, October 7th

*Sunday (Sun): Healing, spirituality, success, strength and protection.

Kermesse (German)

Moon Sign: *Cancer

*Cancer: Stimulates emotional rapport between people. Pinpoints need, supports growth and nurtance. Tends to domestic concerns.

*Waning Moon

*The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies)

Incense: Hyacinth

Moon Phase: Last Quarter

Color: Orange

 

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