Today’s I Ching Hexagram for October 26th ~ 12: Standstill

12: Standstill

A state of standstill is a state of decline. Confusion and disorder prevail. Inferior elements are on the rise, while the powers of clarity and creativity are waning. In such times, the wise take shelter in their own integrity and quietly remain faithful to their highest selves. Retreat from public activities and common exchanges until the time once again favors assertive action.

During periods of stagnation, inferior elements can rise to power. When the inmates are overrunning the asylum, summon up your fortitude, hide your worth and withdraw. Concentrate on your personal affairs with a quiet dignity, even if that means giving up short-term rewards.

Desiring to change a situation too quickly often creates extra conflict. By accepting hardship, while striving to maintain integrity, you are preparing for future growth. A seed of prosperity is often hidden inside the husk of misfortune.

Today’s Tarot Card for October 26th is The World

The World

What has traditionally been known as the World card points to the presiding intelligence, called “Sophia,” or Wisdom, which upholds life on this and all worlds. A more precise title for this card might be “the Soul of the World,” also applicable as a symbol of personal empowerment and freedom. In most Tarot decks it is a female figure that has become our standard World image. She originates in Hebrew, Gnostic and Alchemical lore, and stands between heaven and earth as the Cosmic Mother of Souls, the Wife of God and our protector from the karmic forces we have set loose upon the Earth in our immaturity and ignorance.

Where the Empress energy secures and fertilizes our terrestrial lives, the goddess of The World invites us into cosmic citizenship — once we come to realize our soul’s potential for it. Just as the Chariot stands for success in achieving a separate Self, and Temperance represents achievement of mental and moral health, the World card announces the awakening of the soul’s Immortal Being, accomplished without the necessity of dying.

This card, like the Sun, is reputed to have no negative meaning no matter where or how it appears. If the Hermetic axiom is “Know Thyself”, this image represents what becomes known when the true nature of Self is followed to creative freedom and its ultimate realization.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, October 26th

We may start the day with uncertainty, yet taking charge becomes easier as the day wears on. Although the sensitive Pisces Moon sets the emotional tone, the action picks up when she enters enthusiastic Aries at 3:30 pm EDT. The transformational Scorpio Sun triggers visions of the long winter, confronting us with thoughts of mortality. However, the impetuous Aries Moon reveals our lack of patience as we take this journey into the unknown.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your schedule seems to be more dependent than you like on the priorities and activities of your friends and associates. You prefer answering to no one but yourself; unfortunately, this self-reliant behavior isn’t supported by the current circumstances. Interacting with people willingly can enable you to accomplish a lot today. However, if you try to avoid working with others, you may not be able to get far at all.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your energy might be opposite of what others expect now as the Sun’s presence in your 7th House of Others moves you outward into your environment. You have something important to say about your current relationships, but what you share may not be all rainbows and unicorns. Have patience; your ideas will take time to gel before you can present them in a rational and balanced manner.

 

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Today’s positive influence of clever Mercury fills your head with a multitude of ingenious ideas. Although you may be even more adept than usual at communicating what’s on your mind now, the things you want to share might raise complex issues. Nevertheless, you are able to cloak the intensity in casual conversation that allows others to speak their minds, too, ultimately giving you the information you need.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

When issues grow too complicated, you tend to retreat until you decide what to do next. This is one of those times when it might be simpler to just slip quietly to the back of your cave and let the world go by. Unfortunately, hiding away isn’t in your best interest today. Instead, sharing your most intimate feelings gives others the chance to support you in surprising ways.

 

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

In order to process today’s stress, you must respond to your current domestic situation with irrefutable sensibility. Don’t even think about a complicated scheme; it won’t work now. You have to keep everything as simple as possible. Don’t waver from your chosen path while remaining open to the advice offered by those you trust.

 

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You have direct access to your feelings today and your clarity helps you in ways that may not be obvious to others. What comes to the surface now might not be pretty, but your emotions can reveal something important about your identity. Maintain your sense of balance as you take this journey into the private world of your own heart.

 

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are quite talkative today, but you’re ready to discuss different subjects than the ones normally expected from you. Instead of keeping your conversations light and easy, you seem less afraid now to confront others with what’s most important to you, even if it rocks the boat. Luckily, you can converse with your typical grace and style, enabling you to smoothly venture into uncharted emotional territory.

 

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your work load may finally be growing lighter, but an open calendar doesn’t mean that you plan on taking it easy today. To the contrary, having more time on your hands reminds you of all the projects you want to tackle. Don’t wait until you’re busy again with something else; initiate action now while you can, even if you cannot finish what you start right away.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You’re riding an intense wave of feelings today, so it’s smart to take a deep breath before diving beneath the surface. Trying to stay on top of it all will only exhaust you, so let go of anything that could impede your progress. Thankfully, with proper concentration, your stamina will last longer than you think. You’ll have plenty of time to soak up the magical wonders that can only be discovered when you are swimming deep within the sea of emotions.

 

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your playing field grows very interesting as it becomes apparent that more is happening than you previously realized. It’s critical to make an extra effort in communicating now, so you can better understand and respect your friends and associates. You stand to gain much in your casual relationships, but you must go out of your way to be a part of the team rather than remaining on the bench. There’s more to be gained by collaborating with others instead of going off on your own.

 

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’re quite fascinated yet also frightened by the unknown as you feel the energy shifting into a deeper and more mysterious space. If something springs into your life today that surprises you, don’t push it away just because you weren’t prepared for it. Fate will find the best way to nudge you along as you strive for success.

 

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

There may be something magical about your current descent into the shadow realms. You’re seeking meaningful answers to some pretty serious questions now about the purpose of your life and you aren’t willing to settle for anything less. Make time to study spiritual matters because your interest in metaphysical subjects might continue to deepen over the next few weeks.

Your Weekend Love Horoscopes For October 26 ~ 28

Weekend Love Horoscopes

October 26 – 28: Love in the Now

Jeff Jawer

Jeff Jawer on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

It’s time for radical change and new experiences as the Moon enters pioneering Aries on Friday afternoon. Sticking to familiar faces and places could be boring now, so spice up your personal life by exploring different scenes and experimenting with activities you’ve never tried before. Impatience and independence are kicked up to an even higher level that evening with an evocative lunar conjunction to rebellious Uranus. Late night surprises can suddenly alter moods and expose unexpected feelings.

Luckily, Saturday’s energy is mellower when the Moon aligns favorably with energetic Mars and enthusiastic Jupiter in the evening. Take risks and live life more adventurously now. Throwing yourself into physical activities is a fantastic way to tap into these positive planetary forces. Yet there is a chance that we could go too far or try too hard since Mars opposes Jupiter early on Sunday. Promising too much or pushing past the limits of reason can be exciting and fun, but may prove embarrassing when reality returns.

Romance gets a major boost on Sunday morning when amorous Venus enters her airy home sign Libra. A real sense of partnership emerges as desire for collaboration grows. Celebrate this beautiful transit by considering the needs of others and co-creating a peaceful world together. Compromise is not wimpy; it’s love.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for October 26th

There’s a great opportunity early on today to solve problems and engage in strategy sessions with a trusted friend or adviser as the Moon unites with Pallas in Pisces (2:28AM PDT). Ingenious ideas abound. Love vibrations are also increasing in frequency — courtesy of a Moon-Venus parallel (3:29AM PDT). Unfurl your creative artistry and move forward with vital communications as the Moon makes a harmonious trine with Mercury in water signs (7:45AM PDT).  Slow your tempo during a 4+ hour void lunar twilight zone that begins at 8:05AM PDT and lasts until 12:32PM PDT. Even though the Moon is in limbo and unsettled conditions are prominent, you may still be able to be highly productive in your main fields of expertise since the Sun forms a trine with the largest asteroid Ceres (8:59AM PDT).  Once the Moon escapes from its void stature in Pisces by entering fiery, independent-minded Aries (12:32PM PDT), your assertive demeanor can lead you to triumphs as an entrepreneurial leader or captain of industry. Open your mind to breakthroughs in higher consciousness as the Moon makes its monthly union with revolutionary Uranus (11:08PM PDT).