Congratulations To Our September Raffle Winner!

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Daily Feng Shui News for Sept. 30 –

Let’s get dirty! It’s ‘National Mud Pack Day’ and I want to share a ‘secret’ recipe for making a facial mud pack at home. You’ll need three teaspoons of Fuller’s earth, two teaspoons of curd yogurt, a half-teaspoon of almond oil and three drops of rose water. Put the curd in a bowl and gradually stir in the Fuller’s earth. Pour the almond oil and rose water on top and mix all ingredients until they form a paste. Apply this mud mask to your face, wait twenty minutes and rinse it off with cool water. Mud puddles might make you feel like a kid again, but this all-natural facial pack will have you looking like one!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

Today's Tarot for Sept. 30th is The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Monday, Sep 30th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, Sept. 30th

We’re looking for action today and if we can’t find any, we may try to stir up some trouble. But instead of using words, we’re likely to lead by example to motivate others now that the Moon is visiting expressive Leo. We might even get angry for no apparent reason because the Moon joins fiery Mars later this evening. Thankfully, we can take the high road by focusing on the spiritual elements of the Mercury-Neptune alignment that’s exact tomorrow.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although these are challenging times, you’re empowered by the persistence of the Leo Moon as it reinforces your feelings. You are very creative in your thoughts and actions today, yet you might miss a significant fact that’s being kept from you by a partner or coworker. Hiding the truth from yourself only makes matters worse. As long as your intentions are honorable, honest communication will improve the situation even if your message isn’t appreciated at first.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your own uncertainty may catch you off guard today as the gulf between your irrepressible optimism and undeniable reality widens. But this isn’t to say that your enthusiasm is unfounded. It’s just that if you stay balanced and rely on logic while tending to the details, you have an even better chance of achieving success. Sheer determination is admirable but it’s not a replacement for good judgment.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may feel overwhelmed today as your world is abuzz with all kinds of distractions. Although this excess noise isn’t necessarily negative; it’s just a lot of energy to manage. No matter what happens now, keep an upbeat tone when sharing your hopes and concerns with friends. If you can overcome your fear of dreaming out loud, you might be quite wonderfully surprised with the response that you receive.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Although your emotions won’t likely be quiet today, you can still maintain a high level of detachment with respect to your feelings. Fortunately, you might be quite rational now, even if you’re in the midst of unexpected turmoil. Rely on your intuition as you continue to develop a more practical life strategy. Don’t toss out your dreams; instead, turn them into reality.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You’re being pulled in so many directions now that your ability to maintain your cool is being tested. It’s very challenging to keep your day from falling apart, since your schedule could be so full that you think about sleeping less just to fit everything in. Managing your time wisely is essential. The pace of life may speed up throughout the week, so make sure you get your much-needed rest while you can. Your best performance is yet to come.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You’re so idealistic about your future that your fantasies can get in the way of what you must accomplish today. Still, dreaming about all the possibilities is healthy now, as long as your feet remain firmly on the ground. Remember, making a wish or creating a vision board is not enough; you must also follow through with positive action. State your goals and then apply your energy with all the determination you can muster. Intention plus hard work equals magic.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You can fall in love with love too easily today, even if there is no hot romance brewing in your life at this time. However, for now, it’s not about anyone else. You are being drawn into your dreams because they are so vividly captivating. Be careful; don’t confuse your illusions with reality. If you do blur the edges, you’ll set yourself up for serious disappointment as the truth dawns on you. Instead of fixating on your expectations, plant the seeds of potential and cultivate them the best you can.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You want to nurture everybody today — family members, friends, coworkers and stray animals. It doesn’t matter if you are already overcommitted; you still can figure out a way to accomplish whatever needs to be done. Thankfully, you are receiving assistance from the hidden realms of your own subconscious mind. Your previous spiritual growth and psychological work will now be very useful in the present. Happily, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It feels as if you can see forever, yet you might gloss over data that you don’t have time to integrate today. Nevertheless, ignoring the facts is rather dangerous and may cause you to miss something very important. Take heed of any practical advice offered by friends, whether it was originally solicited or not, because it helps you gain clarity in your thinking. If no one readily offers assistance, ask for what you need. Receiving a quick reality check now from someone who can see things more objectively could make all the difference.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You can set your intentions, make a plan and work until you achieve success today. In order to reach your goals, you may need to arrange a meeting with someone powerful who has your best interests at heart. But before you tell him or her your plans, make sure that you have all your facts in place. However, don’t waste time getting lost in the details; just let your inner philosopher wander out into the open as you share your dreams. Your passion for the project is what matters most.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your fantasies are luring you off into the distant future or out into a galaxy far, far away. However, dreaming about foreign places and exploring different cultures may have a wonderfully practical side now. If you simply slow down your train of thought a tiny bit, you can make your best ideas real. Give others a chance to share in your amazing adventures; surprisingly, you might enjoy having some company along the way.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You can go nearly anywhere the winds of your imagination carry you now as you surf a powerful spiritual wave. Mercury disperses any resistance to your thoughts as it moves toward trining your key planet Neptune. Messengers may take the high road, but their messages might grow muddied, nonetheless. Pay close attention to every interpersonal interaction or your best ideas will only get confused and diffused. It’s easy to ride the currents if you keep things simple

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of Sept. 30th

Cardinal signs be warned: Life and love will test you this week. The Sun in relationship-oriented Libra will square off with Pluto on Tuesday and oppose Uranus on Thursday. Adding insult to injury, an edgy New Moon in Libra will bring an uncomfortable twist in a partnership matter. Don’t make any assumptions about the status of your love life. Do your best to avoid rash decisions and snotty tantrums with your partner. This week, you’ll make plans … and the Universe will laugh.

 

Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

If it’s not your boss aggravating you, it’ll be your spouse or partner. Most likely, it’ll be both. Your mate isn’t exactly showing waves of support for your career aspirations these days. Why? Because your ambition is clearly cutting into your snuggle time, and quite honestly your lover is feeling the pang. Unfortunately, you’ll have little patience for any whining. Try to use Friday’s New Moon in your 7th House of Relationships to send a message of tough love to your mate. At the same time, keep in mind that you can have it all … but not all at once.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You might feel like you’ve dodged a relationship disaster bullet this week — especially when you look around the lives of your Cardinal sign friends. In your case, however, love is grand. That’s because you’ll have the most supportive communication links to help you and your mate continue to forge open, honest dialogue about whatever is happening in your little romantic bubble. On Tuesday, Mercury in your 7th House of Relationships will be at a perfect trine to Neptune, allowing you to share your greatest ideals with each other. Then, on Sunday, Mercury will be at a friendly angle to Pluto helping you make the most of your mutual mental telepathy.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Sometimes love hurts. This week, Gemini, it might even sting. If, however, you’re able to see the events of this week as a necessary growing pain, you’ll reach the other side. What’s there? Opportunity for new romance. But first, the pain. On Tuesday, you might feel extra vulnerable with a lover — even overpowered. These feelings may be so uncomfortable that by Thursday your reaction might be to bail. Ask yourself if this is warranted or if you’re having a crisis due to any underlying intimacy issues. If it’s the latter, a breakthrough is possible thanks to Friday’s New Moon in your 5th House of Romance.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

This week, it all depends on your relationship status. If you’re in a committed relationship, you might experience some domestic tension. If, however, you’re dating someone new, you can expect romance to be much happier. On Tuesday, the Sun in your 4th House of Home will clash with Pluto, now in your 7th House of Partnerships. A domestic squabble might lead to a breaking point in your marriage or committed relationship.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

A clash of ideology between you and your partner on Thursday might be more than you can handle. For you, it’s a matter of pride and principle, and you may become searingly conscious of the fact that your mate doesn’t share one or more of your core values. This could prove to be a deal-breaker for you. If communication doesn’t improve after Friday’s New Moon in your 3rd House of Information, you may decide that you and your lover have a case of irreconcilable differences.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Feeling undervalued, underappreciated or just plain used? If so, this week you may reach a boiling point. On Tuesday, the Sun will rub elbows with Pluto, now in your 5th House of Romance. Because the Sun is in your 2nd House of Self-Worth, it’s possible that you’ll feel manipulated or even taken advantage of by your sweetheart. Try to keep any spiteful reactive feelings in check. The urge to withhold love may be strong, but a tit-for-tat approach will only make things worse.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You might feel as if you’re banging your head against a brick wall when it comes to love and relationships this week. On Thursday, the Sun in Libra will oppose Venus, now in your 7th House of Partnerships. Peace and compromise might seem out of reach, because everything you thought you knew about your relationship is likely to be tested. Then, on Friday, a New Moon will fall in your sign. You’ll want to make a change in your personal life and development, but it’s an uncomfortable one. Do it anyway.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may be the voice of reason this week, because all of your friends having a romantic crisis. In fact, you and your lover might be looked upon as the ultimate “power couple” — the duo with an ability to remain invincible together no matter what the circumstances. On Tuesday, Mercury, now in your sign, will be at a perfect trine to Neptune, now in your 5th House of True Love. You’ll communicate about matters of the heart to your lover and to others with inspiration and ease.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Expect the unexpected when it comes to romance this week, Sagittarius. If that’s your forecast, then you know that Uranus, planet of sudden shake-ups, must be involved. Indeed he is. He’s already been trekking through your 5th House of True Love, awakening you to the possibilities of new, groovier kinds of love since 2011. Well, this week, on Thursday, the Sun will oppose Uranus, which will wake him up and get his juices flowing. In your love life this will translate into a shocking turn of events. Don’t worry … it could be everything you’ve ever hoped for.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s not so much that your relationship is in trouble this week, Capricorn. The unfortunate reality for you is that every other dynamic in your life may be stressed to the point that you inadvertently take things out on your mate. Stress at work is likely on Tuesday, and strain at home on Thursday. Remember that your partner is your ally — he or she is on your side — not against you. Don’t use the security of your relationship as an excuse to use your mate as a symbolic punching bag this week. That approach will cost you.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

When it comes to love this week, all you need to remember is this: You’re only as sick as the secrets you keep. On Tuesday, this advice will serve you well when the Sun, ruler of your 7th House of Partnerships, squares off with Pluto, now in your 12th House of Spirituality. Expect nothing but anxiety if you’re holding something back from your mate on this day. Fortunately, the strain will quickly pass. For the rest of the week you’ll enjoy extraordinary communication aspects that will surely help you nurture your love life.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Good news! Mercury, ruler of your 7th House of Relationships, happens to make nothing but gorgeous aspects this week, so you might escape the planetary fury some of the other signs will endure when it comes to love. On Tuesday, Mercury will be at a perfect trine to Neptune, now in your sign. You and your partner might feel as if you’re sharing the same mind or can read each other’s. Then, on Sunday, Mercury and Pluto will be at a gorgeous sextile. Attend a social event with your mate. The mental stimulation will deepen your connection.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, Sept. 30th

After two rousing days over the weekend, the cosmos appears to be letting down its guard a little on the last day of the month. Instead, of foisting on humanity tumultuous happenings via planetary alignments at cross purposes, there is a lighter touch in the early going as Venus in Scorpio forms an inspirational, 72-degree contact with Juno in Aquarius (6:03AM). You may recall that only 16 days ago, these two celestial bodies squared off in a 90-degree clash. Now they are working together in tandem — to facilitate feminine interests, reinforce creative artistic expression, and improve the quality of primary partnerships.  A little over nine hours later, ingenious ideas are inundating the brightest minds in the human kingdom via a harmonious trine in fire signs between Pallas in Leo and Uranus in Aries (3:22PM). If you ever wanted to sign up for an advanced course in problem-solving and strategic-thinking, this is the right moment.  However, just when it seems the universal powder keg appears to be dry or empty, along comes the monthly Moon-Mars conjunction in Leo (7:04PM) — repeating the same union in Leo that happened between these two celestial bodies on the first day of September. While the lunar orb merging with the red planet can equate with acts of faith, courage, stamina or heroism, it is just as likely to push some individuals toward reckless behavior, angry encounters with dear ones, and irrational displays of temper. Knowing the shadow side involved in this sky pattern can help you defuse volatile conditions before they heat up toward a firestorm.  The month ends in questionable fashion as the Moon squares Venus (9:49PM) — beginning a void lunar uncertainty zone that lasts until 11:53AM tomorrow when the Moon enters Virgo. Be sensitive and kindhearted to family members on the ropes overnight.  Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.

Calendar of the Moon for September 30th

Calendar of the Moon

Dark Moon Night

Color: Black
Element: Air
Altar: Upon a black cloth set a single black candle, incense, an iron sickle laid to mimic the direction of the waning moon, a cup of water, a lock of silver hair, and a white bone.
Offerings: Bones. Stones. Menstrual blood. Give something up.
Daily Meal: Soup of some sort, cooked in a cauldron, eaten in silence.

Dark Moon Invocation

At this time, in the dark of the moon,
When the Silver Lady ages
To an old woman in the dark,
Haunting crossroads, working magic,
Stirring her cauldron
Of poison that heals,
Grandmother Moon of sorcery
And wisdom, who sees all
And reveals little to our searching eyes.
Moon of Death, Moon of mystery,
Moon of silence who hides her face,
Let us learn silence from your averted gaze
Let us learn patience from your aging face
Let us feel for the dark places within us
And find our way down your path in the darkness
Which is utter and complete
But not impenetrable.
As darkness wraps us,
So silence heals us.
As darkness finds us,
So silence guides us.
As darkness speaks,
So silence falls.

(The candle is blown out, and all leave in silence. From the beginning of this rite at Hesperis until the dawn, silence will rule in the house. Talking must be done only in whispers, and between no more than two people, and only for that which is necessary. Long meditation is encouraged, and all work must be done quietly if possible. The evening meal should be eaten by candlelight, and only candles may light the house, except for the sake of certain important work.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for Monday, September 30th

Calendar of the Sun

Aequinoctium Autumnale

Colors: Brown and Orange
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of brown and orange, patterned with autumn leaves, place a basket of fallen leaves, barrels of straw, shovels, spades, a bowl of rainwater, and seeds for cover crops.
Offerings: Turn under and mulch the used land.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian.

Aequinoctium Autumnale Invocation

Earth, we have eaten of your bounty!
You have fed us, and we are content.
We have worked you hard, and you have responded
With generosity and fruitfulness.
Now, as the year draws on, and the Sun
Shortens its days and counts the moons
Until its chilly death and incandescent rebirth,
We gift you as you have gifted us,
We care for you as you have cared for us,
We give back that we may continue to take,
Year after year, cycle after cycle.
Do not think, O Mother, that we are merely selfish,
And would only rape you of your bounty.
Our hands shall toil that you may have,
If only in this one small place,
Richness to take back for yourself.
For we know the hard secrets of the cycle,
And we will someday give ourselves
Back to your quiet embrace.

Chant:
Leaves falling
To our hands
Autumn calling
Cover all the land

(All take up the buckets of leaves and straw, and the spades, and go out to the garden. Some will turn over the soil, and others shall follow with cover crop seeds and rainwater, or with mulch to cover the ground. This shall be done throughout the Aequinoctium Autumnale days until all the ground from this year’s crops are covered.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]