Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
— Oscar Wilde
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
— Oscar Wilde
10. I stopped caring about anniversaries when you stopped caring about cooking.
9. Today is our what?
8. Okay, let’s celebrate, but do we have to celebrate together?
7. I thought we only celebrated important events?
6. You can celebrate anniversaries with your next husband.
5. You don’t like what I pick out, so I thought why bother.
4. I got you a present worth a dollar for every time you were nice to me this year. Here’s a $5 gift certificate for McDonald’s.
3. If you want me to pretend like I care about our anniversary, I will.
2. You want to go out to dinner? Okay, okay, I’ll take you to Pizza Hut if it’ll shut ya up.
1. I thought you only had to celebrate anniversaries while you were still in love.
Humanity evolved from the heart of Nature. Day by day, season by season, generation after generation, human lives were linked inseparably to the cycles of the living world. Like the heartbeat of a great Mother, the rhythms and workings of the natural world imprinted themselves into every cell of our bodies. We knew our place within the whole and developed spiritual beliefs that honored our independence within the vast network of sibling species.
For eons, the idea that humanity could be separate from the rest of life was essentially incomprehensible. Only in the past few hundred years have our minds fully embraced these concepts that tear us from the embrace of our broader family. The new myth is hard. By keeping us from recognizing the Earth as our natural means of support, it engenders in us a feeling of abandonment.
How do you perceive the living world around you? How do you view nature? Take this quiz and find out:
As you consider each question, jot down your responses. Be brief. The point is not to have everything all polished and exact – it is to get you thinking.
1. How would you define Nature? What is your personal relationship with it?
2. What is humanity’s relationship to Nature?
3. What do you like most about the natural world? Which plants and animals are most important?
4. What do you not trust about the natural world? What aspects of it scare you? Which animals or plants would you consider “bad?”
After taking this quiz step back. Create some distance between yourself and the mainstream consciousness. Work with your beliefs. As you begin to see the world more clearly, you’ll have an opportunity to observe your own beliefs with greater objectivity. Feel your connections. The very best way to demonstrate the illusion of separation is to gain some first-hand experience of just how connected you really are. Then, when you hear messages that try to convince you that you’re isolated, they won’t have any power. You’ll already know the truth because you’ve felt it in your body.
On ‘World Egg Day’ this might be just the information you need to change your luck and your life. Feng Shui says that you can shift a spate of bad luck to good simply by keeping a raw egg on your bed stand for three consecutive nights. After the third night dispose of it anywhere outside of your living space. If the shell of the egg cracks during these three days, dispose of the egg and start over again. The theory here is that the egg is absorbing negativity while cleansing your space. After three days you should be feeling sunny side up!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
A few prayers to your deity of choice would serve you well when dealing with this aspect. Your questions or requests stand a better chance of being answered in the next few days if you do so.
This elaborately ornamental charm, worn by Egyptian women, was supposed to bestow upon them all the blessings of their powerful Hathor, goddess of the sunrise, whose worship was universal in Egypt. Health, strength, happiness – all these were the gifts of this their goddess of love. She was regarded as a loving, protecting mother, both of the living and of the dead; was the deity who filled both heaven and earth with her beneficence, and the dispenser of all the blessings of life.
Ant is dutiful, patient, industrious and focused. If you ever put an obstacle in the middle of an ant trail, you’ll notice that ant will go over it, around it, or even under it—but ant will NOT let the obstacle drive him backwards. Above all, ant is a team player, and knows that if each member of the team does his assigned task, the team will succeed. Do you have goals that are best met by team effort? If so, get the other players off the bench and let them into your game.
Throughout history the Dove has symbolized peace and innocence in nearly all cultures. Dove’s soft cooing and gentle nature bring a calmness to any situation. The Dove appears where peace has been attained or there is a need to bring events to a peaceful ending. It denotes a time to let lose of grievances and settle conflicts in a way that benefits all parties equally.
As a daily card, Dove suggests the need to put an end to conflict in your present life. The conflict may be yours or may be that of people close to you. Regardless of the parties involved, you have been called upon to bring the discord to an impartial end.
Something is starting to rot and it is time to repair the damage. In the world of human affairs, indulgence and corruption grow like weeds in an untended garden; they must be faced squarely, and rooted out through bold action. Eliminating corruption — and the sloppiness that leads to it — is one of the most ennobling of all human enterprises. Correction of flaws in the system clears the way for fresh, new beginnings.
The time has come to become lean and efficient. The weeds must be rooted out now, before the garden is overwhelmed. Fighting decay, sloppiness and corrupt agendas is not a simple matter; all steps must be evaluated carefully. Planning must precede action. Resist the temptation to strike out prematurely. Gather strength behind you, and summon your inner resources, because arresting decay is no simple task. When you do act, make your strike as precise and clean as the path of the surgeon’s knife.
Traditionally entitled “Empress,” this major arcana or “trump” card portrays the energy of the Great Mother. She is Nature, around us but also within us, the ever-unfolding Source of life-giving power. She is often pictured as a pre-Christian Goddess, as the one whom the High Priestess is channeling down to earth for the rest of us.
In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the “woman clothed with the sun” until after the French Revolution.
This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called “the Great Recycler.”
We might try to avoid irrational feelings for the sake of expediency since today’s calculating Capricorn Moon encourages us to reach our goals. However, the Moon’s dynamic square to the radiant Sun in accommodating Libra reminds us to stay aware of other people’s perspectives, even as we climb the ladder of success. Meanwhile, sensual Venus and the Moon form stressful aspects to indulgent Jupiter, prompting us to believe that more is better.
Although you’re tempted to take a risk at work, it’s probably not the smartest idea. It’s a better strategy to stick with the conventional plan now, instead of following a whim. Socializing may be more fun, but your productivity suffers when you wander away from your chores. Set a steady pace early in the day and be as methodical as possible. If you accomplish a lot today, you can always be spontaneous tomorrow.
You’re quite serious when you tell others today that you’re going to take an extended vacation to a secluded tropical island or some other exotic location. Even if your ideas seem ridiculous, your fierce determination might just find a way to make it work. If anyone calls you to task because of your imagination, be selective enough to keep the rest of your plans to yourself. Save the details for a trusted friend or the person you wish to be your travel companion. Making your dreams come true isn’t as hard as you think.
Your restlessness could turn the most pleasing person in your life into an ornery antagonist today. Just when you believe you have everything figured out, the emotional dynamics may shift, proving your assumptions wrong. Unfortunately, you can’t hang on to the status quo any longer. Your relationships are in flux now, as are your feelings. Prevent regret by giving yourself some time for reflection before making any big decisions that can’t be changed. When you calm down so will everyone else.
You might not be willing to make so many changes so quickly today, but you have to do whatever it takes to hold it together. Your feelings of insecurity could rise to the surface, only to be buried again as you are happily distracted by external events. If you have previously chosen to suppress your emotions, you now have an opportunity to shift gears and do things differently. Sharing what’s on your mind allows others to lend a helping hand.
Anything can happen today if you’re willing to make a plan and then execute it accurately. Today’s opulent Venus-Jupiter connection reminds you that pleasure is closer than you realize. But you might still run into trouble since there could be some instability in your relationships. Instead of claiming that you will accept the outcome whatever it may be, give yourself permission to state what you want, so at least you know that you tried.
You’re quite serious about relationships today, but, thankfully, your cautious attitude doesn’t have to get in the way of romance. Your calm demeanor might make you very appealing to someone you admire. The more responsibly you act now, the easier it is for others to find reasons to love you. As always, just being yourself is your best strategy.
It’s not easy to keep quiet today because you might have more to say about your feelings than those around you. You don’t have any perfect answers, but you can see where the lines of tension have been drawn. Don’t shy away from the stressful points. Go through them one by one and iron out any disagreements for the good of everyone involved. A lively discussion will clear the air; find a tactful way to get the ball rolling.
You’re eager to try something new if you believe that it can bring happiness today. You don’t want to sit around and idly wait for life to happen; instead use these days to push through your resistance to change. Don’t worry; any forward movement is better than returning to the past, even if you’re unclear about your destination. It’s not time to be too cautious. Take a few deep breaths before boldly following your intuition into the great unknown.
You could make everything appear to be effortless today, but you’re probably stressing a lot more than anyone realizes. You want to finish what you started but you can see divergent paths everywhere you turn. Unfortunately, no option is perfect. Eventually, you must stop the analysis process and just make a choice. Remember, when making a decision it’s always best to choose love over fear
You might not be completely ready to move to the next level yet. The Moon is visiting your conservative sign today, but a series of rough aspects probably won’t slow you down. However, you may inadvertently cling to an old and worn out habit that becomes more trouble than it’s worth. Don’t focus on your immediate happiness now. Instead, concentrate on your future goals because they can hold your attention for a much longer period of time. Pursuing your ambitions brings you joy and success.
You think you have an ace up your sleeve today, but you could be missing a few cards, instead. Although you believe you’re at the top of your game when it comes to negotiation, it’s wise to settle for a little less than you expect. Nevertheless, stop sweeping the intensity under the rug and don’t be afraid to say what you want. Bringing feelings out into the open now is the only logical way to go.
Holding too tightly to your long-term goals doesn’t leave room for any new possibilities to enter your life now. You’re aware of the opportunities for fun and games, but you can feel the stress between a potential payoff for taking a chance and the loss of security that comes from leaving stability behind. Trust your hunches and your good intentions will shine through, which in turn encourages others to support you.
When it comes to love, your Moon sign can help you meet your perfect match! After all, the Moon represents your true emotional side and the way you react to others in your relationships.
Your Moon sign is determined by the presence of the Moon in a particular zodiac sign at the time of your birth.
Astrology’s four elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air) greatly help to determine your Moon sign compatibility, as the qualities within each element help define the person you are today and what you may be looking for in a partner.
For you, it’s all about “cut to the chase.” Quick-thinking and straight-to-the-point, you exude confidence while taking an active stance in almost any situation — Aries is a pure Fire sign through-and-through! According to Moon Astrology, you are your closest match! Yes, a fellow Aries would suit you well, as the two of you could find romance while playfully competing with one another. Bold and strong-minded Fire sign Leo also makes a match, while more sensitive Moon signs Cancer or Scorpio, do not.
Taurus is known for its stubborn nature, making it difficult to cut through your strong-will … especially in romance. But beyond that, there’s a lover of luxury and comfort (love goddess Venus rules over you, after all). If you can find another Taurus who shares in your indulgences, that would be great (and fun, too!) — but you could also butt heads where it really counts. Those with precise Virgo and Capricorn Moons would be a match — but a Libra Moon would find it most difficult to carry on its diplomacy through your more bullish tendencies.
Chatty Gemini Moons are always moving from place to place, love interest to love interest! Your ruling planet — communicative Mercury — would find much fulfillment in Air signs Aquarius or Libra, feeding into your desire to talk up a storm about high-minded topics at almost any given moment. The more serious Capricorn or Scorpio Moon signs may pose a challenge, and while dating a Pisces could be nice, both your flirty and flighty similarities may equal just a fling.
The Moon rules over Cancer, making you one of (if not the most) emotionally-charged signs. Tapping into your feelings and the feelings of those around you is second nature, and so dating a fellow Cancer Moon would create a lifetime of a very nurturing, caring partnership. Dreamy Pisces and more inward Scorpio also makes a match, while brazen Leo – even with its brazen approach to self-expression — may prove too much to emotionally bear.
Your Fire sign is also ruled by the Sun — the perfect recipe for one self-assured Moon sign! You want to be a leader, you want to make the most out of any given opportunity and you want your partner to take note and appreciate your strengths. An action-oriented Aries and optimistic Sagittarius make ideal partners who have enough confidence themselves to keep up with you, while stubborn Taurus or protective Scorpio do not make the best match.
With communication planet Mercury ruling over your Moon sign, you are constantly critiquing and analyzing almost every situation and conversation, and you love perfection — this desire for clean and clear-cut may carry over in your relationships especially. A fellow Virgo or down-to-business Capricorn make good matches for you, while you may struggle with an Aquarius or Sagittarius Moon’s more light-hearted and free-flowing approach to life and love.
Fair and balanced is your biggest relationship rule, as you are always the diplomatic lover, ruled by love goddess Venus. Aquarius and Gemini Moons would appreciate your harmonious requirements, still keeping with your airy and creative mentality. Aries, on the other hand, would not be compatible with you, as the strong survival instincts of the Aries Moon may find either of your running away in the face difficult times.
Deep and private by nature, the Scorpio Moon is a motivated Moon with a knack for sussing out information and details taking place under the surface. Your partner should think twice before pulling one over on you! An intimate Taurus or intelligent Virgo Moon would make a good match, appreciating and reciprocating your drive and desire, while an independent Aquarius Moon may not appreciate your often suspicious ways.
You love to find joy, pleasure and enthusiasm in all of your endeavors, and you truly put your faith into matters of the heart. An open-minded Gemini or Aquarius Moon would suit your optimistic outlook in relationships, but an overly sensitive Cancer or stubborn Taurus Moon could simply bring you down.
Always climbing, always reaching and always striving for the best … as strict Saturn rules over your Capricorn Moon, a more serious Taurus or Virgo Moon could understand and entertain your need to master your endeavors. At the same time, you may also appreciate a Cancer Moon’s more nurturing take on a disciplined home life. However, a Libra Moon may pressure you to too much to come down from your mountain and meet in the middle.
You are calm, cool and collected — and you know how to handle situations both independently and by working together for a common cause. A more spontaneous and courageous Leo Moon could serve you well by boosting your strengths and supporting your individuality, while a stubborn Taurus or impatient Aries may not make the best match as you continue on your own personal search for revolution.
Since you’re a big dreamer and gentle by nature, the Pisces Moon will not fare well with another Moon sign as submissive and docile as you — that rules out a Sagittarius or Libra Moon. However, an intense Scorpio or efficient Virgo could be just the sign to snap you out of your dreams and visions and bring you back to reality.
A serious Capricorn Moon on Friday night may hold you back from reaching for what you most hope for in love — but it’ll only be temporary. By Saturday the Moon will sail into Aquarius and your mood will shift from sobriety to “anything is possible.”
It’s not the Moon alone that will be responsible for this shift. The Sun in relationship-oriented Libra will connect to Jupiter, offering plenty of hope to expand your world socially and romantically. Because the Moon will be in altruistic Aquarius, you’ll reveal the side of you that’s more eccentric and distinctive with ease. Fortunately, the freedom to love who, what and when you please will be supported on Saturday. Times ten.
On Sunday, you’ll still want to radically expand the realm of possibilities between you and your love, but it’ll have to be achieved after you and your mate tend to an order of business. The laundry still needs washing.
Some of yesterday’s hazy Neptunian vibrations may still be registering in human awareness. This can lead to a rise in societal confusion and uncertainty. Venus making a frictional, 135-degree link to Jupiter (10:41AM) doesn’t help clarify the situation. It is important to avoid overdoing a good thing. The First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase (activating 19 degrees of Libra and Capricorn at 4:03PM) reminds you to cut through apparent obstacles in your path. Manage your business affairs with greater finesse. The monthly Moon-Jupiter polarity (5:06PM) begins a void lunar cycle that lasts nearly 18 hours until 11:01AM tomorrow. The underlying chaotic forces– that often intrude from dreamy Neptune — may be regrouping in intensity as Ceres makes a contra-parallel to Neptune (7:49PM). This aspect can function like an opposition in the zodiac — disrupting or temporarily weakening the bonds that solidify parent-child relationships. Giving you a better grip on reality is a supportive, 60-degree rapport between Venus in Sagittarius and Juno in Aquarius (11:30PM). Empower your primary partnerships and tune into latest styles dazzling the fashion world. [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.]