Labor Day is a perfect time to share some positive and powerful job Shui. This tradition maintains that you should never let your files be ‘stepped’ on or put on the floor. According to these ancient rules of order, ‘stepping’ on your files creates a negative energy that will then adversely affect your job ‘luck.’ Important files should be kept in order and positioned to the left of the desk so that your labor will reflect your purpose and your passion.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Your Animal Spirit for Today
September 2, 2013
Eagle soars high enough to see the grand panorama of life, and yet has vision keen enough to spot a fish a mile away. How’s your vision? Are you seeing the big picture or are you only concentrating on the fish? Eagle is asking you to take a step back so you can once again see the whole. You’ve gotten so lost in the trees you’ve forgotten the forest.
Monday, Sep 2nd, 2013
In the most practical terms, what has traditionally been called the Emperor card represents the highest leadership, a head of state or the most exemplary and powerful person in the realm. This archetypal ruler is responsible for the positive working out of affairs of a society or community, which are directly proportional to his well being and happiness.
The more enlightenment and cosmic perspective this energy brings, the better life is for all. The Emperor archetype masters the world of matter and physical manifestation. When you apply this card to your situation, acknowledge your potentials for mastery. Reinforce a sense of sovereignty within yourself, despite any self-limiting beliefs, habits or appearances to the contrary.
We are motivated to express our feelings in a bold and beautiful way today, yet an early morning Mars-Neptune aspect may have us floating aimlessly in space for a while. Meanwhile, the theatrical Leo Moon encourages drama. A combative Mercury-Mars alignment could turn things aggressive as buried tensions rise to the surface, setting the stage for the possibility of conflict. Expecting the unexpected is a smart idea, but isn’t always easy to do.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You are enthusiastic about your future prospects, yet as soon as you make your move, the energy begins to disperse. The problem is that you must figure out where you want to go before your new path is revealed. Nevertheless, this doesn’t lessen the likelihood of a significant shift. Something’s going to change; you just need to decide what. Adopting a proactive approach enables you to be in charge of the direction you take.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You may have to respond to an unexpected twist of fate, testing your confidence. But this unscheduled hiccup isn’t necessarily negative, for you can turn an upsetting situation into one that is quite enjoyable. Still, you probably won’t know where the day will take you, even if you have a well-developed plan in place. Don’t worry if things fall apart; they will reorganize into something better in the next few days. Embrace the chaos as a vehicle for creating positive change.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Your concern over losing independence is triggered now that new responsibilities are weighing heavily on you. Unfortunately, you are probably more scattered than usual, so find somewhere to sit alone in a quiet place to reclaim your center. This little exercise to eliminate some of the extraneous noise in your life can turn your day around. Thankfully, you may be pleasantly surprised how easy it is once you remove the unnecessary distractions.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Facing an unusual set of circumstances is not your idea of a fun-filled day. Others, it seems, are not playing the current game according to your rules. Although confusion might not seem like a source of happiness, an unplanned detour could bring additional freedom that enables you to respond in new ways. Trusting your intuition can help you stabilize the imbalanced situation and save the day.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
A bit of confusion now isn’t as worrisome as it seems at first. You are on a creative roll, so keep your eyes wide open so you can recognize the truth when you see it. It doesn’t matter whether or not information is coming from totally unexpected quarters. You are being shown an extreme solution to a problem that doesn’t have a normal way out. Take a leap of faith and fly.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your dilemma is that logic and practicality won’t fix anything now, which doesn’t make you happy one bit. After all, you are itching for a dramatic transformation. Tread carefully because there is irrepressible movement stimulating tension within a relationship. If you attempt to withhold your energy, it could be awkwardly expressed by someone else. It’s better, of course, when change originates from your heart.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You are considered to be a champion of harmony and grace, but you might not feel so accommodating today. Expect sudden shifts of energy, even if you have trouble putting your finger on the source. If someone suggests an idea that you can’t immediately wrap your mind around, don’t judge it too quickly. Let the thought unfold completely before you dismiss it as crazy. It’s crucial to remain open to radical change and a new perspective offers you a chance to build something real and lasting.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Your friends might seem rather rigid in their thinking today, possibly pushing you to lose your temper and yell loudly as you try to wake them up to the truth. Even if you are thinking about the sacrifices you made and the freedom you gave up, don’t try to force others to see things your way. Concentrate on the dynamics of what’s happening and don’t focus on any one particular outcome. Keeping your options open helps others to do the same.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You may be chasing a rainbow today, only to see it reappear over the next hill again and again. You have grown weary of the disappointments and frustrations and are reaching another fork in the road. You want to make something happen right away and you’re eager to go where you’ve never gone. Change is in the air; initiating bold action greatly improves your chances of finding the pot of gold.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Escaping the stress is nearly impossible if you insist on your world being neat and tidy with everything under control. However, seeking the safety of stable structures isn’t an option today. Whatever you have relied on in the past is now shifting. Fortunately, once you move beyond your fear of the unknown, you may find your journey quite exhilarating. Free your mind and enjoy the ride.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Your life feels unsettled today, yet something may happen that helps to facilitate the changes you want. A close friend or partner might demand your assistance, even if you can’t deliver what’s needed. Instead of stressing about an impossible situation, explain your limited availability as objectively as you can. Although you could have to manage someone else’s disappointment, a compassionate approach should smooth over any ruffled feathers along the way.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You are usually willing to go along with the changing tides, even if permanent shifts don’t always come easily to you. However, you have a wonderful opportunity now to alter your direction if you can remain adaptable to the current situation. You inspire others with your faith, especially if you aren’t afraid of taking radical action at the right time. Remember, it’s the dramatic gestures that will have the most impact today.
The week starts out playful, thanks to the Moon passing through your 5th house of Romance and Pleasure on Monday and Tuesday. As the Moon creates a gorgeous link to Venus — now in your 7th House of Partnership — you’ll notice how much you enjoy being in the company of your loved one. Nothing special needs to happen; you’ll find joy in each other’s presence. A little compliment will go a long way. Isn’t it nice to feel so loved that all you want to do is love back harder?
Romantic prospects will shine! On Thursday, a New Moon lights up your 5th House of True Love. If single, you’ll have gorgeous prospects to meet someone new — someone with the ability to make your heart skip a beat! You’re likely to enjoy listening to this person’s conversational style, and you might even feel like you’ve met your intellectual match. By Saturday the Sun will beam at Jupiter, now in your 3rd House of Communication. Sharing coffee and conversation on a date has never been more fun!
Sharing ideas or a sweet conversation with your lover will be even more fulfilling this week than usual. The Moon will pass through your 3rd House of Communication on Monday and Tuesday, connecting perfectly with love planet Venus. These days will be ideal to have a conversation with someone special about the direction of your relationship, or to simply express how you really feel in this person’s presence. Most likely, he or she has the ability to light up your world. Don’t keep this to yourself.
A New Moon in your 3rd House of Communication this week will set the stage for a vital conversation between you and your sweetheart. This talk will not be lighthearted, but it does have the power to stabilize your relationship and allow each of you to truly understand your obligation to each other. Has there been a test to your commitment recently? This week, you’ll want to talk about it. You’ll clear the air and be in a position to keep any promise you make.
You might start out the week being more self-involved, but you’ll still have an ability to capture someone’s heart, thanks to your ability to wear your heart on your sleeve. What will be most obvious about you on Monday and Tuesday is the fact that “what you see is what you get,” and this can be a breath of fresh air. On Saturday, you’ll feel especially valued by someone you love and you might even decide to arrange a surprise for this person. He or she will be delighted at your effort.
A New Moon in your sign this week is a sure signal to the universe that you’re ready for a personal change. On Thursday, this lunation might open up new doors in the relationship department, as well. You may decide to change up your personal appearance in some way, and if so others are certain to notice and appreciate the new look. You’ll be open about your requirements in relationship, including any deal-breaker qualities. Your honesty will be refreshing … to the right person.
Your social life will kick up to high gear early in the week, and you might want to consider going out with friends after work to maximize this energy. There’s a good chance for you to meet someone while you attend a meeting for any group you’re a member of, or at any social function. There is also promising potential if you’re interested in meeting someone through a dating website or other social media outlet. Your charm will be contagious!
Love isn’t always what it seems, and this Wednesday you might relate to this in a personal way. The Moon will oppose Neptune, now in your 5th House of True Love. This might lend itself to an emotional reaction you can’t be sure you trust. Perhaps someone has true feelings for you, but it’s also possible that he or she is playing you for a fool. Thankfully, Thursday’s New Moon will bring new light to the situation, and if you ask a friend to weigh in, he or she will help you gain the clarity you need.
The week may be quiet in matters of the heart, but by the time the weekend arrives you’ll be buzzing with romantic drama. On Saturday, the Moon will oppose Uranus, now in your 5th House of Romance. Your sweetheart might be “in a mood,” and you’re not likely to have patience for this erratic swing. Thankfully, it’ll be temporary and not an all-consuming drama fest. Still, you may want to spend the weekend apart just to play it safe.
You might reach new horizons with your partner this week. On Saturday, a gorgeous sextile between Jupiter and the Sun will help you open up to an exciting adventure with your mate. The two of you may decide to attend a workshop or spiritual retreat together, or you may plan a thrilling vacation to an exotic location. Even if all you do is sign up for a class to learn a new language, the fact that you’re engaging in a brand new experience together is what matters most.
Intimacy issues? Sure, we all face them at some point, but this week you’ll begin to attack yours in the most pragmatic way possible. A New Moon on Thursday will fall in your 8th House Deep Transformation. This will touch on physical, emotional and spiritual resources you share with someone close. What makes you vulnerable and naked on a soul level? This is the hot button you’ll work on fixing so you’ll be able to feel a greater level of trust and openness in your close relationship. Love doesn’t always have to hurt.
This week’s New Moon in your 7th House of Partnerships could be a solid turning point in love. You and someone close may decide to make a commitment to each other, perhaps by moving in together or even by getting engaged or married. If you’re already hitched, you can expect a lovely new development between you and your mate. On Saturday, when the Sun in your 7th house sends a positive signal to Jupiter, now in your 5th House of Romance, sparks are sure to fly!
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Cultivating Your Seeds
There is a seed of genius in your heart. It is a seed with the potential for bringing about more healing and creating more positive change than you can possibly imagine, and it is unlike any other seed in any other heart. In order to allow this seed to begin to sprout, you must quiet your mind, shut out the noise and illusions of the world, let your heart open and listen to the wisdom deep within. Then, you must water the seed and seedling with patience, open-mindedness and a commitment to following your inner nudges.
If the Beatles had devoted their lives to helping people with leprosy in Calcutta, “All You Need Is Love” would never have worked its magic on the world. Similarly, if Mother Teresa has pursued a music career, countless lives would have suffered from her absence. While these are exceptionally famous examples, one need not be even the tiniest bit famous to set in motion potent waves of positivity and healing. All one needs is to be true to her heart and follow the path of her joy.
Whether we’re called to volunteer, to contribute, to engage in a traditional service-based career, or to engage in any other action that allows us to be a service to the world, being the change we wish to see is necessary ingredient to living passionately, purposefully, and with deep abiding joy.
Excerpt from:Being the Change
The Witches Correspondence for Monday, September 2
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Monday belongs to the Moon. Monday’s energy best aligns itself with efforts that deal with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.
The Witches Almanac for Monday, September 2
Monday (Moon): Peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility.
The Waning Moon is a time for study, meditation, and little magickal work (except magick designed to banish harmful energies).
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter
Moon Sign: Leo
Leo: Draws emphasis to the self, central ideas, or institutions, away from connections with others and other emotional needs. People tend to be melodramatic.
The Dove Of Peace
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I went back to our old group yesterday. I ran across “The Dove of Peace.” I hadn’t seen her in years. It seemed sort of strange I would find her now. I go back and forth to that site all the time. But this is the first time, the Dove actually popped out at me. Perhaps there was a reason it did.
I know there is a horrible mess in Syria. I also know the President and a few others are ready to drop bombs on this country. Personally, I have a very bad feeling about this. I feel so bad for the people in Syria. Just stopping and thinking that their government would do something like that to their own people, makes me sick at my stomach. I can understand the President wanting to take action against the Syrian government. But we are trying to get out of two wars we are already in. Which I don’t believe we will ever completely get out of. We will have to maintain a military force in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
It is horrible to say but it seems like we have turned into a country of war-mongers. Or perhaps I am totally wrong about this. You know opinions are like a**holes, everybody has one, lol! If Obama thought he could have gotten away with it, he would have already bombed Syria. I think he finally realized he doesn’t have that authority. Thank the Goddess! Our forefathers definitely knew what they were doing on that one!
After the last two wars, of which I think only one of them we should have fought (Afghanistan). I think it is time for the U.S., to become a peaceful nation again. Bring all of our soldiers home. Let them return to their families. Let them rest for they have gave so much for this great country of ours. Let them rest and most of all let them know peace again.
Let the U.N. step in and talk over. Let the U.N. decide if Syria needs action taken against it. Then let the U.N. call up it’s military forces. Of course, we make up about 88% of. But let the U. N. do it’s job. That’s why it was formed. Let it do its job!
I think that some of our Leaders need to stop beating the war drums again. We need to ask the Goddess or what Divinity you honor to give our leaders a cooling off period. Let them come together with the U.N. and decide what is appropriate to do. Not go off on our own and take actions into our own hands. Let us pray that cooler heads will prevail. Pray for peace, my fellow witches. Pray for peace. Then while we are praying for Peace, let us also pray that the Syrians that have done this gets exactly what they deserve. There is more than one way of handling a situation like this. Pray that those son of a bitches that dropped those chemical weapons on those poor people get exactly what is coming to them. Let them know the suffer and horror those children felt and their parents. Pray they get what is coming to them plus some extra.
It is in our hands, we can turn this whole situation around. You ought to have realized that the last two times I ask us all to pray and petition as a community. It didn’t surprise you when the Boston bombers were caught so quickly. It didn’t me because that is what we petitioned for. You see when we combine our powers there are no limits to what we can do. I am asking you once again to Pray and Petition that cooler heads will prevail in Washington. And also the monsters in Syria get exactly what they deserve. Also, my family, pray the peace will rule over our great Nation and nations everywhere. Pray that our grandchildren will never have to fight in a war. Pray they won’t even know what the word “war” means.
Take the little Dove of Peace and place it somewhere on your site. Let it remind you to pray everyday for Peace. Pray for Peace, my family! Pray for Peace!
HAPPY LABOR DAY, WOTC!
For all those working Witches, Wiccans & any other Traditions that may be joining us today. This Is Your Day!
You get up every morning. Go to work and work your rump off. Come home eat supper, take a bath and go to bed. You occasionally stop to think no one appreciates you. Boy, are you wrong! The States have put a day aside to acknowledge you and the hard work you do every day. You know why?
Because You Make this Country Great! You are our Backbone! We appreciate everything you do and we want to take this day to acknowledge you. And to say “Thank You!”