Day: March 10, 2014
WOTC Cartoon of the Day – ‘And You Thought Little Old Grandmas’ Were Harmless, lol!’
A Little Humor For Your Day – ‘You know its going to be a bad day when… ‘
You know its going to be a bad day when…
You wake up face down on the pavement.
You put your bra on backwards and it fits better.
You call suicide prevention and they put you on hold.
Your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles.
You want to put on the clothes you wore home from the party and there aren’t any.
You turn on the news and they are showing escape routes out of the city.
Your twin sister forgot your birthday.
You wake up to realize your waterbed broke and then discover you don’t have a waterbed.
Your horn goes off accidentally and remains stuck as you follow a group of Hell’s Angels on the freeway.
You walk to work and find your dress is stuck in the back of your pantyhose.
You call your answering service and they tell you it’s none of your business.
Your blind date turns out to be your ex.
Your income tax check bounces.
You put both contacts in one eye.
Feng Shui News for March 10th – ‘Money Collage’
Ever wonder how little bucks birth bigger ones? On ‘U.S. Paper Money Day’ I’m going to tell you exactly how to use some smaller dollars to create a huge influx of money. You’ll do this by creating a ‘Money Collage.’ First you’ll need a gold frame with a red background or matting, nine U.S. dollar bills and 49 coins of any denomination. Affix the bills and the coins to the red background by any means and then frame the entire thing with the golden frame. Once it’s completed you will hang or place this piece somewhere inside the ‘Wealth’ area of your home or bedroom. Then, all you will need to do is live long and prosper!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Crack the Cookie
Your Charm for Monday, March 10th is The Swastika
Your Charm for Today
Over the next weeks and months this aspect should be one that requires little effort on your part to keep things moving forward. This is one of the few charms that has the same meaning upright or inverted.
This curiously shaped charm, a pre-Christian cross, has been universally popular in all countries and throughout all ages. The Ancients believed that it bestowed upon the wearer long life, great happiness, good fortune, and the best of good luck. These symbols have been found in North and South America, India and China, where they were used as religious emblems at least ten centuries B.C. and are met with on very old Buddhist coins and inscriptions. The Swastika is also called the Gammadion, from the Greek letter gamma placed together four times.
Ye Old School of Philosophy
Your Animal Spirit for March 10th is The Raccoon
Your Animal Spirit for March 10th
This masked bandit can make you laugh with his antics, or make you angry when you realize he’s made off with your food! Raccoon is incredibly curious—to the point that he’ll walk into a potentially dangerous situation just to see what’s up. Like Raccoon, are there situations you’re barging into before you have all the information? Might want to re-think this one.
Your Ancient Symbol Card for March 10th is The Hand
Your Ancient Symbol Card for Today
Although the exact meaning may vary, The Hand is a symbol of some form of personal power in many cultures and religions. The presence of The Hand is an indication that your personal powers are at or near their zenith. The Hand suggest a time when you should leave your mark on the world.
As a daily card, The Hand suggest that now is a time for you to leave your mark on the world. Your unique strengths are heightened to a point where you can not only expect to make substantial progress towards your goals, but enjoy recognition for your efforts as well.
Ye Old School of Philosophy
Your Tarot Card for March 10th is Strength
Monday, Mar 10th, 2014
What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness — so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony.
The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.
Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, March 10th
We may be amused by the paradoxes of the day as long as we can keep our feelings in check. The possessive Cancer Moon tempts us to cling to our emotions and our assumptions. But this subjective influence is countered by Venus and Mercury as they travel through intellectually quirky Aquarius, revealing the differences between our irrational needs and our logical thoughts. True satisfaction comes from taking both perspectives into account.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
It may be time to offset serious work with a bit of socializing today, especially if you have been overly ambitious these past few weeks. However, the theme of the day isn’t about escapist fun; it’s about creating a dynamic network that empowers you to expand your horizons. Hanging out with colleagues or friends is a great idea if it stimulates your dreams of the future. Spread your wings; just make sure you’re in supportive company before you take off.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You have high hopes for the week ahead, but you might be hesitant to share your plans until they are more developed. In the meantime, do whatever is required now to fulfill the promises you recently made. But doing your job well isn’t your only goal today; you also want to be acknowledged for your contributions. Placing your personal ambitions on hold for a while may be necessary so you can shine while meeting your current responsibilities.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Although you might be motivated to improve your finances today, there’s no simple way to achieve the results you want. Nevertheless, what you do now can have a positive impact on your future earnings. Don’t let self-doubt prevent you from working on your plan for prosperity. Instead of aiming for immediate satisfaction, a slower and more methodical approach increases your chances for success.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You have a keen intuitive sense of how to handle your feelings today, even if circumstances are a bit complicated. It’s quite possible that your emotional needs are not being fully met now by your current relationships, but you might not have better options at this time. Being appreciative of your blessings doesn’t mean you need to accept the status quo. Expressing your desires clearly without worrying about the outcome may be enough to set the wheels of satisfaction into motion.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Relationships are a source of delight and frustration these days and your clarity in communication helps to keep things on the positive side of the equation. Although you could make much progress diffusing conflicts today, the underlying problems won’t likely be resolved very soon. Even if others don’t meet your high standards now, you can still find joy if you accept the love that comes your way. Obviously, you don’t need to settle for less than you deserve, but sometimes it helps to remember that everyone’s doing the best that they can.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Although you typically come through with whatever is required, attending to the details today might be quite irritating. It may be wise to temporarily set aside your perfectionist tendencies in favor of a more fluid style now. You could receive more help from your friends than you expect, so give yourself permission to delegate some of the tasks on your list. Allowing others to pick up the loose ends works out well for all involved.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You’re so eager to express a more artistic side of yourself today that you’re willing to do it any way possible. Unfortunately, you might try so hard to be Picasso that you end up with a blank canvas. Instead of attempting to push the river of creativity, it’s wiser to just let it flow on its own natural course. Don’t worry if the process takes more time than you expect; fill in the hours with unrelated activities that also need to be finished. A relaxed approach is more productive in the long run.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You often prefer flying under the radar. Instead of seeking recognition for your work, you have more freedom if you remain unseen now. But don’t waste the independence you have earned; use this time wisely to plan the next phase of your life. There’s no need to make any noticeable waves yet. Entertain all possibilities and then narrow down your choices over the next few weeks. The less others know about your upcoming adventures, the better.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
There’s so much going on in your life right now that it’s time to pull the plug on some unnecessary distractions. You might wish you could escape from the noise for a few days, but you must continue to meet your responsibilities. However, you also need to stay connected with the emotional support you receive from your friends and family. Ultimately, balancing the personal and the professional sides of your life boosts your confidence and motivates you to reach for the stars.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Being nurtured by a loved one is good for the soul, although sometimes you’re not comfortable with too much dependency. On the other hand, it’s tough to come through for someone you love while also taking care of your own needs now. Even if you’re currently working on personal issues, it’s probably more productive to focus on helping others today. The gratitude you receive could lift your spirits when you need it the most.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You derive great benefit from the power of positive thinking because you are more sensitive now that the responsive Cancer Moon is activating your emotional receptors. You don’t have the luxury of doubting your recent decisions or your current capabilities. Instead, put your efforts toward fine-tuning your plans; get your ducks in order so you’re ready to fly when the time is right.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You’re not in the mood to explain your behavior now; words would only detract from your profound process. You’re quite happy today swimming around in deep waters because you feel safer being far out of sight. Luckily, there are metaphysical treasures waiting to be discovered beneath the surface if you’re willing to leave language behind. Losing yourself in the feelings and the images can be a magical experience, especially if you take time to remember your dreams and write them down upon your return.
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Your Love Horoscopes for the Week of March 10th
A difficult conversation about an intimate situation between you and a pal may be unavoidable on Tuesday. Are you feeling conflicted about growing romantic feelings for a friend? Insecure about whether or not he or she reciprocates them? If possible wait until Friday to broach the topic since by then you’ll have more confidence. If you’re already in a relationship, however, and your sweetheart isn’t happy about one of your friendships, he or she may become quite vocal about it this week. Your reaction may surprise you.
Try not to allow your partner to distract you from pursuing a fabulous career opportunity this week. He or she may feel insecure about you spending so much energy focusing on your professional life. If so, reassure your mate that you’re committed to your relationship but can also be committed to pursuing other goals as well. If you’ve been involved in a casual affair or dating someone you know you shouldn’t, Sunday’s Full Moon may prompt you to end the relationship altogether.
You’ll have the gift of gab later this week to help you out in a romantic situation. These days, with Mars still retrograde in your true love sector, it’s difficult to get a new relationship off the ground. Still, on Friday a gorgeous link between Mercury and Mars will help you to at least open up a dialogue with someone special that may prove to be promising down the road. Don’t worry too much if a relationship isn’t progressing as quickly as you’d like. Consider this a time to remember the old adage: “All good things come to those who wait.” For now, you’ll have a great mental connection with someone you’re attracted to. That’s a start.
A serious, but necessary, discussion with your sweetheart may need to happen on Tuesday. It’s possible that you’re not in agreement about how shared resources are being used, or that you are in the midst of a cold war regarding your sex life. Whatever the details, not talking it through will only make things worse. Yes, it will be uncomfortable, but it’s also a necessary step to restore hope to your relationship. You’ll feel more optimistic by Thursday.
There may not be much you can do early in the week to convince your partner to see things your way. You may be engaged in a deadlock over a family matter. It’s also possible that you cannot agree on a decision about a potential move, or work that needs to get done around the house. Try to hold off on giving any ultimatums since that will only frustrate both of you. Wait until Friday and you’ll see a swift change in energy. You can talk to your mate and actually get somewhere with the conversation by then.
While others may be in a difficult spot this week concerning relationships, you seem to be one of the lucky few who can enjoy smooth sailing. Your most significant partnership energy will be felt on Thursday when the Sun in your relationship sector will be at a fine angle to Saturn, now in your communication sector. You and your mate will agree on a vital matter that will affect each of you for the long haul. Enjoy the simpatico!
Communicating about romantic matters is likely to remain a central focus. This week however, you may experience a certain amount of frustration. If you’re not feeling appreciated by your lover you might begin to take it personally. Perhaps he or she isn’t offering you encouragement as you express your ideas or share your plans. If this happens, rather than quietly licking your wounds, consider sharing your insecurity. By Friday you may be surprised at how important it is for your sweetheart to make things right.
You’re one of the lucky few this week who can expect a relatively stress free time of it when it comes to romance. On Thursday, the Sun, now in your true love sector, will be at a fine angle to Saturn, now in your sign. Your ability to size up a relationship’s potential (to determine whether or not it has the capacity to endure) will be uncannily accurate. In addition, you’re likely to feel a certain assuredness that you’ve found that special someone with whom your love can stand the test of time.
Your social life may feel an extra slump these days. While you may not have an abundance of social invitations, this doesn’t have to completely annihilate your potential to meet someone special. On Friday, consider attending an event that one of your neighbors or a sibling hosts. You may even decide to take a weekend trip with a group of friends, and during the excursion make a potential love connection. Even if you don’t, there’s every indication you’ll enjoy the company you keep nonetheless.
Your thirst for knowledge may be renewed as you and your mate decide to focus on learning more about an area of philosophy, metaphysics or spirituality that fascinates both of you. What you believe in (and whether or not you’re on the same wavelength) will become increasingly important. Sometimes it’s ok to agree to disagree on a certain matter, but this week you’ll feel that it’s essential for you and your mate to be on the same page.
This week, you might rely on your sweetheart to be a sounding board as you work past any insecurity relating to speaking your mind to your boss. Run a mock dialogue past your partner before you approach any VIP since this will help to build your confidence. In other news, on Wednesday and Thursday the Moon will be in your partnership sector offering even greater assistance to your capacity to remain emotionally available to your mate.
If you’re dating someone new, your romantic prospects might turn into something more substantial than you imagine. If you’re already attached, however, an emotionally charged situation may test the veracity of your relationship. When you pare down the bare essentials, do you and your lover have what it takes to last? This is a question that Sunday’s Full Moon in your partnership sector will ask. A strong relationship will deepen under this influence, but a nonfunctional one will have to go.
Daily Cosmic Calendar for March 10th
This is one of those days when you want to take advantage of golden opportunities arriving in the first part of the day. The reason is that the Moon makes its monthly union with Jupiter (3:38AM). While this kind of conjunction happens thirteen times in a calendar year, the current one has a super-strong essence because Jupiter has just recently shifted from reverse to direct, and is holding an extra dose of good luck and mental exuberance. Utilize daily affirmations, mantras, and visualization exercises to energize a long-term agenda that will lead to worldly treasures. Take a time-out from stress and strain on the relationship front when the Moon in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn (9:17AM). Look into the merits of holistic healing and alternative medical treatments that have become part of the mainstream over the last few decades as the Moon trines Chiron (10:23AM). Watch out for shocks to the system and surprises coming out of left field as the Sun makes a contra-parallel to Uranus (4:33PM). Expecting the unexpected is one way to handle the often electrifying nature of Uranian alignments — especially when the Sun is involved in the cosmic equation. If you feel a sudden urge to retire from the social scene, you are touching base with a frictional square between Mercury in Aquarius and Saturn in Scorpio (11:15PM). Don’t let the shadowy tides of self-doubt and pessimism take hold of your psyche. Keep the faith! [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.]
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Calendar of the Moon for March 10th
Calendar of the Moon
Dionysia Polis II
Altar: Upon a purple cloth lay a chalice of red wine, grapevines, a fawnskin, masks, and the thyrsus of Dionysus.
Offering: A mystery play on some instructive subject should be rehearsed during these five days, and on the fifth day it should be performed for some outside audience, whether invited in or taken elsewhere.
Daily Meal: Wine. Grapes. Goat meat. Figs. Dates. Lentils. Meat or rice wrapped in grapeleaves.
Invocation to Dionysos
IO Dionysos, Lord of the Vine,
We call upon the Womanly One,
child of Zeus and Semele.
We drink from your cup and join
The maenad train, O Lord of Masks
That teach the truth. In your cup we gain
Escape from care and ecstasy in the vine,
Your blessing under which
The sacred and profane became one
And the gods’ wedding party never ends.
Twice-born, we will give thanks,
We’ll tell our stories again and again
Of running with maenads
Of the secrets of the earth
And the heavens, and all that lies between,
Of fate, and time, and how to slip
Beyond their confines into immortality.
We’ll teach your mysteries,
Which teach other mysteries,
To all who will listen.
To the gift of the Womanly One
Chant: Io Dionysos Io Dionysos
(Pass around the chalice of wine and then pour the rest out as a libation. All should then go to rehearse the mystery play, performed in his honor.)
Calendar of the Sun for March 10th
Calendar of the Sun
Hypatia’s Day: Pagan Martyrdom
Altar: On a red cloth set a blade, a glass of wine, incense, the Book of Hours laid open, and a burning torch.
Offerings: Educate – gently – for your faith, whatever that may be. Do it without hubris.
Daily Meal: There is fasting tonight in honor of Hypatia’s sacrifice, until dawn. Those who cannot fast for physical reasons shall eat cold raw food and fruit juice.
Invocation to Hypatia
This torch burns for Hypatia.
Scholar, teacher, priestess,
Bright mind that brought forth
Fine words of inspiration,
Beloved by her students
And hated by those who would
Darken our world to ignorance.
Slashed to death with the sharp edge
Of seashells, her blood poured
Upon the page of knowledge
That she had defended.
Do not forget her, children
Of those who came after her
Into a world of blindness.
Honor her with your vision,
Your intelligence, and your love of truth.
Your spirit burns bright
Like the sacred flame
We will never forget
The meaning of your name
We will never forget
We remember your light
In our history
We remember your light
From a time gone by
You held fast to truth
And you will never die.
(Pour the wine out as a libation to Hypatia.)
Ye Old School of Philosophy
Current Moon Phase for March 10th – Waxing Gibbous
(waxing/63% of Full)
Distractions from the outside begin pressing into your world. Analysis is favored, reevaluating all the various factors you are dealing with. It’s a time to process information and effectively integrate your aims with the people in your immediate environment. This is a good time for organizing things. This Moon phase is suited for synthesis: coming up with a practical plan for getting from point A to point B. Adjustment is required.
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