Daily Feng Shui News for Oct. 28th – ‘St. Jude’s Day’

When I was a young girl, my mother would tell me to say a prayer to Saint Jude whenever I had any sort of troubling concern. She promised that no matter how big the worry, Saint Jude would take care of it. He is, after all, the patron saint of Lost Causes and has been known to help those who are in despair. Since today is ‘St. Jude’s Day,’ I want to take the opportunity to thank him for all his aid and assistance! I have absolute faith that Saint Jude will intercede almost as soon as he is invoked. But instead of calling on him for help today, I just want to celebrate him and his graceful ways. St. Jude reminds us that we are never alone — at least not as long as he or I have anything to do about it!

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com

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Today’s Charm for October 28th is The Menat

Today’s Charm for October 28th

The Menat

Today’s Meaning:

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.

General Description:

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.

Your Animal Spirit for October 28th is Wolf

Your Animal Spirit for Today
October 28, 2013

 

Wolf

Wolf can survive either as a loner or as part of a pack, and he howls to remind you that you have to balance the needs of others with the needs of the self. If you’re giving yourself away to your own detriment, you are living in opposition to Wolf medicine. Return to balance—and begin feeding your emotions, your mind, and your body.

Your Deck of Ancient Symbols Card for Oct. 28th is Solitude

Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today

Solitude

Solitude is represented by a  single person standing at the end of a boardwalk staring out at a vast, empty panorama. They are truly alone, but may not feel loneliness. They are at a place in their life where the need to withdraw from the our secular world is strong, because their focus should be on their inner self, their morality, and their dreams. The view before them is empty, but it is a canvas on which they may paint their future–a future restricted only by the size of their imagination and courage. For them Solitude is a choice. They chose to take the walkway that distances them from the rest of us. It is also a choice that can be undone. Just as they chose to take a path that leads them away from us, they may choose to turn around and come back at anytime.

As a daily card, Solitude suggest a period in which you need to distance yourself from those around you and explore your inner-self, what is driving your day to day life and decide if you are really on the life path that is best for you. This is a time to revitalize your spirit, and draw your dreams for the future

Today’s Tarot Card for October 28th is The Fool

The Fool

Monday, Oct 28th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Coleman-Smith’s artful rendition of an “innocent Fool” archetype (Rider-Waite deck) is often used to represent Tarot in general. Early classical versions of the Fool card, however, portray quite a different character — a person driven by base needs and urges, who has fallen into a state of poverty and deprivation.

In some instances, he is made out to be a carnival entertainer or a huckster. In others, he is portrayed as decrepit and vulnerable — as the cumulative result of his delusions and failures. Not until the 20th century do you see the popular Rider-Waite image of the Fool arise — that of an innocent Soul before its Fall into Matter, as yet untainted by contact with society and all its ills.

Modern decks usually borrow from the Rider-Waite imagery. Most Fool cards copy the bucolic mountainside scene, the butterfly, the potential misplaced step that will send the Fool tumbling into the unknown. Don’t forget, however, that the earlier versions of this card represented already-fallen humanity, over-identified with the material plane of existence, and beginning a pilgrimage towards self-knowledge, and eventually, wisdom. The Fool reminds us to recognize the path of personal development within ourselves — and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves — in order to energize our

Today’s Horoscopes for Monday, October 28th

We are ready, even enthusiastic, for whatever the day offers. But today’s spontaneous Leo Moon may not be as playful as usual because she anxiously aligns with the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square that continues to rock personal and global events. We can already feel the pressure to behave in a responsible manner now as retrograde Mercury backs into somber Saturn tomorrow. We want to take action but might have to wait until we’re better prepared.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your most creative efforts may be blocked because you take yourself so seriously today. Worrying about someone else’s reaction to your work can be enough to stop the flow of your self-expression. Dig deeply into your shadows without judgment as to what surfaces. It could take some time to figure out what to do with the material that appears now. A more casual approach to your current process removes some of the pressure and allows the energy to flow unimpeded once again.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

No matter how motivated you are to share your feelings today, it may be tricky, considering the current circumstances. This is one of those times when you could be better off leaving your personal issues at home. Focusing on what needs to happen at work is best done now without unpacking any extra emotional baggage that you might be carrying. Discretion is the better part of valor and also your key to success.

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Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Sorting out your schedule makes sense today since it’s likely that you have bitten off more than you can chew. Fortunately, your key planet Mercury is available to assist you in rearranging your calendar. Work with the retrograde energy by postponing non-critical appointments to free up enough time for you to get your chores finished. Time management could be your secret weapon.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

A social situation might make you feel awkward today because you’re not willing to set aside your internal process in order to have a good time. It’s not that you are negative about anything in particular; it’s just that you don’t want to miss an opportunity to experience an emotion that’s crucial to your growth. Although it may not be a great idea to push your agenda too hard now, saying what’s on your mind goes a long way to alleviate any hidden tension.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You have an uncharacteristic tendency to be self-critical today, since it may be impossible to live up to your own standards. You might feel like you are playing for keeps now, but it’s likely that the stakes aren’t as high as they seem. Change an intense situation into a more relaxing one by removing the competitive aspect. Once the pressure to win has been eliminated then everyone will be able to lighten up and play nicely together.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Keeping your agenda private today may seem like a good idea, but it might not actually work out according to your plan. Your strategy could backfire as others realize you have something up your sleeve, making them less likely to trust you. Be as forthcoming as possible and you will likely receive the assistance you need. Transparency paves the road to success.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It may feel as if your friends are not as supportive as usual, which can throw you into an emotional tailspin. The reality is, however, that others are no different today; it’s you that has changed. You might expect so much now that no one could possibly fulfill all your needs. Your real work is to transform your attitude without depending on others. It all starts with believing in yourself.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Responsibilities weigh heavily on you today, for others expect you to carry more than your fair share. Of course, you take your work seriously and want to perform in an exemplary fashion. However, just because you have things to do doesn’t mean you can’t also have a little fun as long as you don’t flake out on anyone. Taking time to think about your plan in advance enables you to gracefully balance work with play.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your unrealistic ideas about a thrilling adventure may crash into reality today, requiring you to consider a scaled-down alternative. Don’t let discouragement get the best of you because all is not lost. Your positive attitude allows you to make the necessary changes in your thinking more easily than you expect. A mature approach to integrating a new perspective can ultimately boost your confidence and increase your chances of living out your dream.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might think that a close friend doesn’t understand what you’re going through now no matter how hard you try to share your true feelings. It may seem as if there is a protective wall around your heart that prevents you from expressing your ideas with the same passion you feel for them. Don’t struggle; patience works better than anything else today since you’ll likely feel more emotionally connected in a couple of days. In the meantime, look for your answers within.

Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of October 28th

This week’s main event is a heady Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on Sunday, which will encourage you to leap into profound personal transformation. Scorpio is all about revealing yourself to someone close in the most vulnerable and soul-baring capacity. Between Mercury’s continued retrograde in Scorpio and this Eclipse, you’ll confront and hopefully eradicate at least one of your personal hang-ups in relationship. This will allow you to finally go “all in” with someone you love.
Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

This week you can’t escape it: When it comes to love, you’ll need to confront your darker side. Those walls of self-protection you hold up to avoid being hurt are about to come crashing down all around you. This is a good thing. If you’ve been the one who gets all dressed up in a suit of armor before going on a date, then it’s time to dress down. In fact, it’s time to disrobe. Surrender those fears and dare to feel something real

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

If you’re not being up-front with your partner about what’s holding you back from falling head over heels in love, then the only person you’re really fooling is yourself. Now, more than ever, the universe wants you to confront the naked truth about romance, relationships and your requirements pertaining to them. It’s OK to revise your concepts around these matters now — in fact, it’s called for. What’s not OK is to keep trying to ignore what needs to happen: Transformation.

 

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

This week, trying too hard to control everything happening in your environment may leave little room for pleasure. Work may be all-consuming and you might also need to pay extra attention to your overall well-being. Still, there’s a nugget of gold available in your romantic life if you’re willing to mine for it. On Thursday, you’ll seize an intimate moment at home with a lover. Are you concerned about your sexual health? There isn’t necessarily anything to worry about, but it’s a good time to make an appointment with a healthcare professional. Take care of you.

 

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Romance — or the lack thereof — will weigh heavily on your mind this week. If you feel as if you and your sweetheart have lost that loving feeling, this will be a good time to review potential explanations for why things have gone stale. An honest conversation may lead to you both making each other a priority once again. If single, you may struggle with pangs of loneliness or pessimism about love and your ability to “find the one.” It’s time to rewrite the script in your head.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Domestic distractions may challenge you so much this week that it takes your focus away from romantic pursuits. While it’s true you’ll have a lot going on at home, this will be the last week love planet Venus moves through the area of your chart that has to do with pleasure and romance. If you’re hoping to meet someone new and fall in love, there’s still time — but you must go out and mingle! Don’t expect the love of your life to come knocking on your door. Seize it!

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Expect serious and potentially significant alterations in how you communicate this week. Thankfully, these changes symbolize opportunity that will help you convey your deepest desires in a way that no longer makes you feel threatened. Penetrating dialogue between you and someone close will only support deeper intimacy. On Thursday, you and a lover might reach new heights together in the bedroom. With Sunday’s Eclipse, you might be ready to speak up to your mate about what you need emotionally to enjoy a true partnership.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Compared to the stress of last month’s Lunar Eclipse in your partnership sector, this week’s Solar Eclipse might feel like a cakewalk. There won’t be any relationship red flags to look out for or monsters in your love closet to ferret out. What the cosmic climate will demand you reassess this week, however, is your self-worth profile. The old saying is true — if you can’t love yourself, then it’s impossible to love someone else. Where do you stand when it comes to self-love? If you’re not standing tall then an adjustment will be in order.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Be gentle with yourself this week, because Sunday’s Solar Eclipse in your sign might leave you feeling both rattled and energized. On one hand, you know it’s time to make a change in your personal life. On the other hand, the steps you’ll need to take to get there may seem daunting — even terrifying at times. Remember that shedding the skin of what no longer serves you is part of the growth process. You’ll have more to offer someone you love when you have the strength to reveal authenticity.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Keeping all of your relationship fears neatly tucked away out of site might seem like a clever move. The truth however, is that you’re only playing yourself for a fool if you continue to ignore them. Most of us have suffered heartbreak and trauma at some point, but the trick to overcoming a broken heart is to keep it broken open. This week you may have a breakthrough if you’re willing to talk about these feelings you try so hard to hide. A conversation with a therapist or trusted friend will work wonders.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s time to pay more attention to your social life — or lack thereof — and how it affects your love potential. Making new social contacts may be your key to inviting romantic prospects your way if single. The deeper meaning behind this week’s Solar Eclipse, however, is that it’ll challenge you to reconsider beliefs about your lovability. You don’t seem to have trouble giving love these days, but receiving love — truly being able to accept it — is another story. It’s time to make a change. You are lovable. Period.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

With the ruler of your romance sector, Mercury, now in retrograde motion, this week may be more about dwelling on the past in terms of your love life than anything else. Thankfully, a powerful Solar Eclipse in Scorpio will help you face painful memories of love lost or any betrayal you may have endured that has left you scarred. If you want to let love in, it’s time to give yourself permission to release the grip any trauma has on your heart.

 

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

This week, you’re questioning everything you thought you knew about the world and your place in it. Not surprisingly, your ideals regarding love are also being challenged. To err is human, but you sometimes have trouble knowing the difference between a lover’s honest mistake versus an outright deception or lie. This is because you prefer to see the best in others and to love unconditionally. This week you may reexamine any overly naive approach in order to achieve healthier margins in intimate matters. A breakthrough is possible on Sunday.

Calendar of the Moon for October 28th

Calendar of the Moon

Ivy Month

Colors: Light blue and dark green
Element: Air
Altar: Upon cloth of dark green lay pots of ivy twined up around posts of gold with suns, three blue candles, a vine-painted chalice of water, and a feather fan.
Offerings: Pray for enlightenment, and to be lifted up.
Daily Meal: Sheep, goat, or vegetarian using the fruits of the local harvests.

Gort Invocation

Call: Hail the month of the Ivy!
Response: Hail the month of twining for the sky!
Call: Where the vine yielded forth the blood of the earth…
Response: The ivy yields up the winds of the sky!
Call: Where the vine dulls the mind with happiness…
Response: The ivy opens the mind with terror and light!
Call: Hail to the chains of the Maenads!
Response: Hail to Dionysos and his torrent of madness!
Call: Hail to the Lady that mates with the Oak!
Response: She has entwined him, she has wrapped her limbs about him!
Call: Even his great strength is not enough to stay her!
Response: She shows that not all strength is standing tall!
Call: Hail to she who is supported by others….
Response: Yet reaches as high as they themselves!
Call: Show us, sacred Ivy, what it is to rise with the aid of the strong.
Response: Show us what it is to be borne up by branches.
Call: Show us what it is to be borne up by hopes.
Response: Show us what it is to be borne up by the Gods.
Call: We cannot reach the sky without aid…
Response: So we entreat you, Ivy, beg for aid for our earthbound hands.
Call: Teach us that the sky can be gained not only by the straight path…
Response: But also by the path of the spiral!
Call: Dance that spiral for us, Ivy, and we shall follow you!
Response: We shall follow you toward the blessed realms of the Gods.

Chant:
Turn turn turn again
Turn wind turn leaf
Twine o’er the last sheaf
Turn turn turn again

[Pagan Book of Hours]