Your Rune For Monday, August 5th is Sowilo

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bw-sowiloYour Rune For Today

Sowilo       

The Sun Rune, denotes power and strength. That which you want may be attained. Sowilo also denotes mental clarity and added warmth to your relationships.

Today's Tarot Card for August 5th is The Sun

The Sun

Monday, Aug 5th, 2013

What has traditionally been known as the Sun card is about the self — who you are and how you cultivate your personality and character. The earth revolves around the sun to make up one year of a person’s life, a fact we celebrate on our birthday.

The Sun card could also be titled “Back to Eden.” The Sun’s radiance is where one’s original nature or unconditioned Being can be encountered in health and safety. The limitations of time and space are stripped away; the soul is refreshed and temporarily protected from the chaos outside the garden walls.

Under the light of the Sun, Life reclaims its primordial goodness, truth and beauty. If one person is shown on this card, it is usually signifying a human incarnation of the Divine. When two humans are shown, the image is portraying a resolution of the tension between opposites at all levels. It’s as if this card is saying “You can do no wrong — it’s all to the good!”

New Moon in Leo Horoscopes (on August 6th)

New Moon in Leo Horoscopes

Open your heart with the August New Moon

Jeff Jawer    Jeff Jawer on the topics of horoscopes, leo, new moon, moon, astrology

Creativity is kicked into high gear with the New Moon in Leo on August 6, 2013. Self-confidence can grow with this fiery Sun-Moon conjunction in expressive Leo, but there is a risk of appearing arrogant if we come on too strong.

Innovation and originality are supported by a favorable trine to this lunation from inventive Uranus in Aries. Discovering different ways of seeing ourselves liberates us from old self-images and opens doors to living, loving, working and playing with more joy in our hearts.

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Fun, games, creativity and romance are potential areas of growth with this playful Leo New Moon landing in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Taking chances in presenting ideas for work and sharing your feelings in your personal life are likely to pay off. Innovative Uranus makes a favorable trine to this Sun-Moon conjunction from your pioneering sign to spur originality.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Family matters can take a dramatic turn with this expressive Leo New Moon in your 4th House of Roots. Making your living space more beautiful is a great way to lift your spirits, but having the courage to show your feelings is even more important. This is an opportunity to expand your future by being bolder, more creative while burning away left over doubts and fears from the past.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Your fertile brain is enriched with even more ideas than usual with this creative Leo New Moon lighting up your 3rd House of Information. Innovative Uranus’ favorable connection to this lunation adds an extra dose of originality that can help you resolve complicated problems. Your enthusiastic communication helps to overcome skeptics as long as you have the facts to back up your words.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Getting a fresh perspective on financial matters is a gift of this expressive Leo New Moon in your 2nd House of Resources. This lunation can charge you up with creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to take risks. The economic benefits will come from building up your self-confidence and then boldly pushing for more return from your efforts at work and in your personal life.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

You might feel like all eyes are on you with this dramatic Leo New Moon in your 1st House of Personality. But whether people are looking or not, this is a time for you to act bravely and push yourself forward in pursuit of your goals. Taking risks in relationships, changing your image or in promoting an idea works well when you plan your actions in advance to make a positive impression.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

This bold Leo New Moon occurs in your 12th House of Secrets, which could shed light on some mysterious parts of your life. Uncovering hidden truths and motivations will empower you with self-awareness that can release a flood of creativity. You may be driven by newfound confidence as faith in yourself and the world around you emerges as the shadows of shame and secrecy melt away.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Heading in a fresh direction with friends and organizations is likely with this energizing Leo New Moon in your 11th House of Groups. It’s your time to step up and take a leadership position that will earn you the attention and respect that you deserve. Acting bolder and being more creative are excellent ways to have fun and get a big boost of energy when working for a cause you care about.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Professional opportunities and responsibilities are likely to expand with this dramatic Leo New Moon in your 10th House of Career. It’s wiser to take chances by pushing ahead on the job, perhaps even moving to a different vocation, than to settle for the current situation. Be brave about expressing yourself by taking the lead and putting more creativity and personality into your work.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

This energizing Leo New Moon in your visionary 9th House kicks your usual interest in adventure up another notch. Connections with faraway places for personal pleasure or business are favored by this lunation, which is also associated with a desire to expand your mind through higher education. And, if you believe in what you’re promoting, your powers of persuasion grow stronger.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

Taking risks in relationships is worth the effort, thanks to this expressive Leo New Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Putting more into your personal and professional partnerships can produce big returns. Take the initiative to make a connection if you’re seeking a business associate or investor. Love grows, too, when let down your defenses and open your heart to someone new.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Relationships should be rocking with the dramatic Leo New Moon in your 7th House of Partners. While you may attract some bold, assertive, outgoing and creative people, it’s better to come on strong yourself instead of letting someone else take the lead. If you have a project you’re trying to promote, seeking a job or a new mate, being warm, imaginative and generous can lead you to success.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Finding fresh sources of excitement and inspiration on the job is a potential gift of this expressive Leo New Moon in your 6th House of Employment. Coming up with different methods and being more creative can bring you satisfaction and more recognition for your work. If you’re strongly motivated by a creative idea, push it forward with as much style, flash and personality as you can.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, August 5th

We might as well be on a Twilight Zone set today since weird twists of fate can suddenly change the plot. Otherworldly aspects between irrepressible Uranus, trickster Mercury and beautiful Venus plague us with interdimensional messages that we don’t know how to interpret. Lingering excitement from yesterday’s innovative Sun-Uranus trine is reactivated when the Moon shifts into extroverted Leo at 12:57 pm EDT, prompting us to act on our feelings.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may feel panicky this morning if it seems like you missed your chance to express your feelings. You could even be singing the hesitation blues since you can’t move forward now, yet you’re not satisfied with any retreat scenario. However, your impulses might just be on a time delay today. Don’t worry if you can’t get enough traction to start something new; heading off in a different direction will likely have to wait until later when the Moon enters lively Leo. In the meantime, practice patience; your ultimate satisfaction will be worth the wait.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You have quite a bit to say about what’s happening in your immediate environment, but you can’t just blurt out your thoughts because of your hypersensitivity to those around you. However, you’re not willing to compromise your ideas by sacrificing your position through negotiation. Although you prefer sticking to your plan and wearing down the opposition with your determination, a stubborn approach could backfire on you today. Ironically, you can come out ahead by adopting a flexible attitude.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your key planet Mercury is in the spotlight today, creating mischief through a bait-and-switch trick. You think you’re agreeing to one thing only to discover that you promised something else. Pay extra careful attention to all interactions now or you could end up in trouble. Rash decisions are certainly not a good idea. Contemplation helps you process your feelings so they don’t get in the way of making healthy choices.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Your mind is abuzz with thoughtful Mercury traveling through your sign until August 8. Although your emotions are quite strong, you won’t necessarily be very talkative. In fact, you may find it harder today to express yourself in words as you your feelings get lost in the translation. Don’t worry about explaining your internal process. Instead, observe your reactions but keep them to yourself for now.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You’re roaring with anticipation this morning, as if you were on the edge of something wonderful. However, you intuitively recognize that you can’t just push your way into whatever is next. Instead, prepare yourself by putting your house in order. Fastidious mental housekeeping now helps to ensure your success over the days following tomorrow’s Leo New Moon. Channel your enthusiasm into tying up as many loose ends as possible so you’re ready to go.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your imagination might get the best of you today, especially if you don’t take the time to check out the validity of your feelings. Asking for feedback from your friends is a good place to start, but they may not be forthcoming with their responses. Be patient and give them the room to tell you what’s on their minds. You can learn as much from what they don’t say now as from what they do. Nevertheless, there’s no need to worry about things that will never happen.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your key planet Venus is entangled in a bit of strangeness today, drawing you close to the edges of reality. Fortunately, you have support from helpful colleagues and powerful business allies. You are appreciated by others now more than you may realize. Even if your friends rush to your rescue, they might forget to take the time to tell you how much they care about you. Don’t fish for compliments or validation, or you could push away the very thing you are seeking.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Your mental antennae are fully extended now and you can pick up signals that originate from a parallel universe. A special evening allows you to see into your future, even if you aren’t sure how you’ll get there. Meticulous planning comes naturally to you these days. Singularly focus on what’s important to you, for this can assure your success in most anything you initiate.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

An uncharacteristic hesitancy may come over you today, preventing you from sharing what’s in your heart. This is especially true if you are also feeling insecure about your most intimate relationships. You aren’t as willing to risk rejection now, so you might quickly swallow your words before they leave your mouth. Don’t judge yourself harshly for holding back. Trust your instincts; you’ll know when it’s time to say what needs to be said.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It feels as if someone in your life is holding out on you. There are significant things to be discussed, but you can’t seem to get others to open up. Even if you can sense the frustration of your friends and associates, you might not have a lot of sympathy for them today. You want more facts; you need to know the truth and you don’t want to guess any longer. There’s no point in hitting your head against the wall. Allowing a few more days before you push for what you want improves your chances for success.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The Sun and the Moon activate your 7th House of Relationships now, but it’s still challenging to clearly see what’s going on. You might feel a bit disjointed emotionally, for it’s tricky to know the best way to proceed when you cannot decide upon your destination. The truth is there’s no reason to be in a hurry at all. Take your time and let the situation unfold before you commit yourself to any one direction. In the meantime, gather more information and listen to the constructive advice you receive from others.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You might feel a bit confused today from all the mixed planetary messages. On one hand, it seems as if your window of opportunity is rapidly closing. A domestic cycle is reaching its conclusion whether you are ready for this transformation or not. On the other hand, your anticipation of the potential creativity and love in your future tickles your imagination now. Stay with the paradox. Forcing a premature solution will only stop the magic in it tracks.

Your Weekly Love Horoscopes for August 5th

Love is certainly in the air this week, thanks to Tuesday’s gorgeous New Moon in playful, amorous Leo. Communicating romantic sentiments will become more of a focus after Thursday, when Mercury also slides into Leo. The only rub in what would otherwise be a perfect romantic set up might be Wednesday’s sobering connection between Venus and Saturn. This reminds us that although love should make us feel good, it’s not only about fun and games.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your capacity to open your heart to someone special might lead to a fresh love connection. With a New Moon in your romance sector on Tuesday, followed with Mercury joining the same part of your chart on Thursday, you’ll soon understand that love is all around you and always has been. Until now, however, you might not have been as receptive to it. This week, a new direction is possible if you’re willing to take a chance. Are you ready?

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

If you’ve recently started to date someone, you might decide to take your sweetheart home to meet the family this week! On Thursday, when Mercury — the ruler of your romance sector — enters your 4th House of Home — expect a strong connection between love and domestic matters. You might also find yourself in the position of sharing more space with your lover, perhaps by exchanging drawers or closet space in each other’s home. Another possibility might include talks about moving in together. Remember, with Saturn in your partnership sector, these days love and relationships are a serious matter. Married? Then you might feel hungry for more romance — especially on Wednesday.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Lighthearted romance might not be on the agenda this week, as you’ll likely feel pulled between heavy work and domestic responsibilities. Harsh criticism about the one you love or the one you’re pining away for might come from a colleague or relative on Wednesday. You might also need to cancel plans for an after work date night to take care of business. Take heart, however, because things will be very different by the weekend. With the Moon in your romance sector Saturday and Sunday, you’ll certainly make time for love.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

This week, you might feel like your love life is one never ending game of tug of war. Your partner wants control over a certain situation, and he or she will likely seize the moment on Wednesday when a potent Jupiter-Pluto opposition crosses over your relationship axis. Try to remind him or her that love isn’t about control, and that as partners the two of you really are on the same team. If you’re single or dating, you might feel a pinch of rejection on Wednesday due to another cosmic influence. Dust yourself off and move on. With Saturn in your romance sector these days, settling in matters of the heart is not an option.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You might feel on top of the world this week, and rightly so! A glorious New Moon in your sign on Tuesday will leave you beaming, and others are sure to notice your bright disposition. In fact, this New Moon will help you attract partnership opportunities, whether business or personal. As the most romantic sign of the zodiac, this lunation may help you pursue a love interest that you’ve kept under wraps. In fact, Wednesday might be the time you come out of the closet about your secret crush. Don’t worry: You’ll be empowered, not flattened.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Expect a lesson when it comes to the power of love this week. On Wednesday, a hefty opposition between Jupiter and Pluto will tug at your heartstrings. You might wrestle with any anxiety you have relating to your capacity to give and receive love, but love will prevail in the end, thankfully. With Pluto touring your romance sector, your approach to matters of the heart is meant to be transformed. If you’re someone who relied on putting a wall up in the past in order to protect yourself from being hurt, then perhaps it’s time for those walls to come tumbling down. Let love in.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

There’s a possibility mid-week that a situation with a love interest will leave you feeling more insecure than usual. Perhaps there are feelings that you’re afraid to express for one reason or another. If so, realize that the greatest regrets in life tend to have more to do with what we never did rather than what we at least had the courage to try. On Saturday and Sunday the Moon will be in your sign, opening you up to a socially graceful and enjoyable weekend.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

A friend might discourage you this week when it comes to a romantic matter. Perhaps he or she feels like you’re wasting time pursuing someone they feel is “out of your league.” Try not to allow anyone else’s opinion deflate you. In fact, consider that this pal might have a flame for you (or the object of your affection) that would explain the lack of support. On Thursday, the confusion gets even deeper and you might find yourself befuddled about your genuine feelings. Try not to overthink it.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your romantic focus may reach new heights this week, thanks to a combination of influences that all point to your 9th House of Expansion. First, a New Moon on Tuesday will light up this part of your chart and you’ll crave a new spiritual or cultural experience. It might turn romantic by Thursday, when Mercury — the ruler of your partnership sector — enters the 9th house as well. You and your mate may decide to embark on a new learning experience together. Or, you might finally book that dream vacation overseas.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your capacity to experience more joy in relationships is strong now that Jupiter is touring your 7th House of Partnership. On Wednesday, Jupiter will oppose Pluto, intensifying your craving to become one with your mate. You’re not only interested in commitment, you yearn for a true merging — body and soul. This theme continues on Thursday, when Mercury enters your 8th House of Intimacy, helping you speak up about your deepest desires.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Love and partnership is the name of the game for you this week! On Tuesday, a brilliant New Moon will fall in your 7th House of Partnerships, opening the door for new relationship potential. If you’re already dating someone, you might decide to become engaged, move in together or even get married over the next two weeks. If you’re already taken, then your connection to your love will surely be renewed this week. Even communication will take a positive turn after Thursday, when Mercury also moves into your 7th house. It’s wonderful when your mate isn’t just hearing you, but is also truly listening.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Love is everywhere these days, thanks to Jupiter’s influence in your 5th House of Romance. On Wednesday, Jupiter will engage Pluto in a way that will certainly intensify your connection to someone special. Sparks may fly between you and somebody you meet at a party or other group event. The connection you’ll feel with someone in your social circle might be so intense that you find yourself falling faster than you ever have before. Easy does it!

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, Aug. 5th

[All times are calculated for the Pacific Daylight Zone. If you are living in a different time zone, add or subtract the necessary hours so that any timed alignment will be exact where you live.]  If you are looking to test your mettle or go through a trial by fire, the next seven days should suffice.  Today begins somewhat innocently with a void lunar cycle in home-loving and family-oriented Cancer. This lasts until 9:59AM when the Moon enters Leo. Playing games and having child-like fun will keep you entertained. Delving into an art project, visiting a museum or gallery also fills the lunar mood with the Moon in the creative fifth sign of the zodiac. Romance could be beckoning as well as the Moon in Leo energizes the heart and stirs passions.  Meanwhile, ingenious ideas are illuminating the mind like fiery comets streaking through the night sky as Pallas makes a rare conjunction with Jupiter in Cancer (8:50PM). Hone your problem-solving skills and make the most of strategy sessions as this optimistic and mentally-expansive alignment occurs.  Even the next alignment — a potent Sun-Vesta union in Leo (9:20PM) — can prove rewarding as it has the capacity to increase the value of your assets and investments.  However, this entire 24-hour time-period is part of what is called the dark-of-the-moon monthly cycle which occurs right before a New Moon and which suggests the need to complete old projects with self-assurance. Therefore, the necessary traction and oomph to take any great leaps forward will have to wait until the Sun and Moon merge tomorrow and in the few days following.

Calendar of the Moon for August 5th

Calendar of the Moon

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Ganesha’s Day

Color: Yellow and green
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of yellow and green place a figure of Ganesh, Indian incense, two yellow candles, and a small stuffed rat. Around the altar have many drums.
Offerings: Saffron rice.
Daily Meal: Indian food, including saffron rice.

Invocation to Ganesha

Call: Hail Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, writer of the Upanishads!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, abundant one who sees that bellies are well-fed!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, protector of your mother!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, beheaded by a lost father!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, lesson of the proud Shiva!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, bringing Shiva to his knees in remorse!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, you of the elephant head!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, you who teach us to look beyond appearances!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, rider of the rat!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, winner of the race by common sense!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, you who teach us to do no more than is necessary!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!
Call: Hail Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles;
May you clear our many paths for us!
Response: Shree Ganeshaaya Namaha!

(This ritual should end in a drum circle that lasts until Akte.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for August 5th

Calendar of the Sun

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Dumuzi’s Day

Color: Golden
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a golden cloth is laid a sheaf of grain, two red candles, a cup of wine, incense, a sheepskin, a knife, and a bowl of blood.
Offering: Make a sacrifice of any kind.
Daily Meal: Meat and grain.

Invocation to Dumuzi

Hail, Lord of the flocks and herds
Who is slaughtered that we may live.
Hail, sacred king of Babylon
Who gives his life for Inanna’s freedom
And for Ereshkigal’s hunger.
Hail, reluctant one who goes unwillingly
To the sacrifice, as many of us do,
Yet who learns the beauty and dignity
Of the path of being an offering.

(The cup of wine is passed, and the remainder poured out as a libation.)

It is the nature of sacrifice
To be difficult.
If it was easy to throw away,
It was no sacrifice.
If it was did not miss it
It was no sacrifice.
If it was not the best you could give
It was no sacrifice.
If it was not agonizing to choose,
It was no sacrifice.
If it did not make you waver at least once in your choice,
It was no sacrifice.
If it did not make you weep,
It was no sacrifice.

(The bowl of blood is poured out as a libation.)

Song: Lammas Prayer

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Current Moon Phase for August. 5th – Waning Crescent

Crescent Moon

(waning /6% illumination)

This is a time to rest, reevaluate and reflect, pulling back into yourself to reconnect with inner sources of strength. Now is not a time to initiate anything new. It’s a phase suited to spending time with friends and getting in touch with the “big picture.” A window of opportunity exists for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. At this point, what are your dreams and aspirations? What larger goals can you aspire to that will bring vitality and excitement into your life? This is a time for resting and gaining inner strength to prepare for a new cycle.

MONDAY, The Day of the Moon

Days Of The Week Comments

MONDAY

The Day of the Moon

monandaeg (Anglo-Saxon)
montag (Germanic)
dies lunae (Latin)
som-var (Hindu)
peer or somwar (Islamic)
lundi (French)
getsu youbi (Japanese

This is traditionally viewed as the second day of the week. Although known as ‘Monandaeg’ by the Angle-Saxons it was also known as ‘the day of the moon’. ‘Black Monday’ was the term given to 14 April 1360 which was an Easter Monday. King Edward III of England had laid siege to Paris but was plagued by the weather as it turned foul and dark.. As a result it is said that many men and their mounts were lost in battle. The fact that this event is said to have occurred on Easter Monday is disputed, being later said to have occurred on the Tuesday, but ever since the Monday after Easter has been given this name. On 25 February 1865 a terrifying wind rose up in Melbourne, Australia coming from the NNW. Devastation hit an immense area of land between Castlemaine and Sandhurst, known after by this name. According to tradition it was believed that there were three specific Mondays of the year that were considered to be unlucky. The first Monday in April, the second in August, and the last in the month of December. It is said that Cain was born on the first Monday in April, and that later it was upon this day that he killed his brother Abel. Sodom and Gommorah was said to be destroyed on the second Monday in August, and that it was upon this day in December that Judas Iscariot was born. According to the English historian Richard Grafton certain dates of the month were unlucky as published in the ‘Manual’ in 1565. Days throughout the year were identified and of course could have related to any day of the week. The date was the most important point to consider. The work was reputed to have some credence with support given by astronomers of the day.

(For more information see Mystical WWW Mystical Time : Mystical Months).