Your Daily Tile
April 30, 2015
The Heaven tile suggests completion. This tile denotes a time for you to consider moving on to your next goal
The Heaven tile suggests completion. This tile denotes a time for you to consider moving on to your next goal
You’ll never get too close to Armadillo as his hard shell will keep you at arm’s length! And, if this roly-poly fellow is in your reading, he’s asking YOU to examine the areas where you need a hard shell—boundaries! Do you “do” for everyone but never “do” for yourself? Or, are you being TOO sensitive, protecting yourself even when danger isn’t present?
The iridescent emerald plumage and spectacular broad tail of The Peacock make it the ideal symbol of both justified pride and vanity. It denotes the right for one to be proud of themselves for being who they are and for letting others know. In short, its okay to strut a bit. At the same time The Peacock reminds us that while pride and high self esteem are essential components of a healthy psyche, becoming too full of one’s self makes us vain, and vanity is never attractive in anyone.
As a daily card, The Peacock is reminder that you are inherently valuable, and have a right to be proud of who you are as well as let others know you are proud of yourself. It is also a warning to not allow you pride and sense of self worth grow to such grand proportions that you become vain and conceited.
The Hanged Man is the most enigmatic card of the Tarot. Even Tarot giants like Waite, Crowley and Levi had trouble deciphering The Hanged Man’s true meaning. Generally The Hanged Man is thought to represent the value of surrender and selfless acts. The Hanged Man embodies the notion that sometimes to lose is to win. Unlike the aggressive Chariot, The Hanged Man creates his fate through inaction and accepts his fortune passively, without resistance. He does not struggle to control the path his life takes, but rather allows events to sweep him where they will, even if he is called upon to sacrifice himself. He is so at ease with the Fate the Universe chose for him that even hanging upside down from a tree does not ruffle his inner peace.
The Witches Rune for Today
The Blank Rune/The Black Rune
Meaning: This sigil is supposed to pictorially represent ‘dark’; it is the rune of difficulties. It tells of negative influences ruling for a while; things are lost and experienced, but they will ultimately lead to positivity. For all are learning stages, and unless one door closes how will another one open. Look at the nearest runes to shed further light regarding the brevity of the problem and how soon it will happen.
Witch Runes- How to make and Interpret
This drawing represent strengths you were born with.
The Devil is perhaps the most perplexing card one can have in their set of personal cards. He represents all that most find undesirable, distasteful. He embodies the seven deadly sins (Lust, Gluttony, Avarice, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride). The Devil is evil personified. However, it is unlikely his presence in your cards means you are most suited to be a child of Satan. Think of the saying “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” The more plausible explanation is that you are actually quite moral, and feel a deep duty to oppose the dark forces The Devil embodies. This in no way implies you should establish your own inquisition, but simply that you are acutely aware of the destructive influences in our world and have the strength to resist them.
All other cards of the Major Arcana diminish the influence of The Devil.
The Lovers indicates both the most powerful of unions and the most of challenging conflicts humans must face. On one side The Lover’s embodies love and union on a cosmic scale—a love so strong, so inherently good that it actually makes the lovers better, more than they really are. All of the elements are there for the perfect union. The Lovers represent all powerful unions in general, and the elements that create/sustain them. The problem The Lovers face is temptation and the decision to act morally or abandon their ethics to take advantage of other opportunities that would be defined as transgressions.
The Lovers’ influence is increased when The Empress is among your personal cards. Having The Hierophant or The Hermit in your personal cards may diminish the influence of the Lovers.
Naudhiz may foretell needs unmet and friction in relationships. You may be in a time where you should be very careful in whatever endeavor you take on. Also it may be that you are about to learn some of life’s hard lessons and come out the other side of this period a stronger being.
Ansuz represents mankind’s spiritual connection to God and the universe. It is often referred to as the “God Rune.” This Rune embodies reason, truth and justice. It denotes the coming of knowledge and true counsel from a higher authority.
This may be a time of confusion for you. That which you have built may be in jeopardy of crumbling. Do not allow yourself to give in to your weaknesses.
Elhaz represents your power to protect yourself and those around you. It also connotes the thrill and joy of a successful hunt. You are in a very enviable position right now, because you are able to maintain what you have built and reach your current goals. Enjoy.
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Elhaz
Judgment embodies those forces which require us to be accountable for our actions. With Judgment truths are revealed, mysteries are unraveled and responsibility is assigned. Judgment unveils outcomes and marks the ends of things. While it is a time to properly place guilt, it is also a time for atonement and forgiveness. Ultimately the process of Judgment should lead to freedom from errors made in the past and a fresh start with a clean slate. To that end Judgment actually promises the start of a new journey on which we can apply what we have learned from our past.
Any worries you’ve been keeping at bay about your work or responsibilities can hang heavy on you early today, Aries. De-stressing may not come easily on an emotional level today, but focusing on solvable problems can be therapeutic now. Certainly, on a mental level, you can be very busy these days and should take advantage of any opportunity to detox, relax, and think without overthinking. Later today, there can be good words or reviews shared, or interesting offers can come your way. A load off your mind can be part of the picture as the day moves forward.
There can be a tendency to obsess and worry over problems early today, Taurus, particularly revolving around money or valuables, but for some, it’s about whether or not you’re valued and respected by others. As the day advances, it becomes easier to detach yourself from negative or spiraling thoughts in order to see the bigger picture. You can take a load of your mind now by opening up your mind. A problem that you were too close to might be resolved as you look at it more objectively. Problem solving is especially good when it comes to financial and practical matters, as well as issues with family and home life. You’re more likely to feel respected as you present yourself as worthy.
You can begin the day seeing things through a negative or suspicious lens, and end it quite the opposite, with optimism and giving others the benefit of the doubt, Gemini. As the day moves forward, a sincere and modest approach gets you places. You have a special ability to solve problems today. You’re less concerned about being right than you are about enjoying learning. There can be creative relations and improvements with a significant other. You tend to naturally take the lead on an intellectual level.
There can be a lot of activity in your inner world today, Cancer. While you can begin the day worried or fretting, not necessarily able to put your finger on exactly why, as the day progresses, it’s much easier to see the glass half full. Intuition and an improved ability to see patterns can have almost magical results, and solving problems is favored. Your greatest enemy in May is likely to be a tendency to overthink things, so take notes today – you’ll want to remember how you approach things and duplicate it! The Moon continues to transit your home and family sector, all day, and you tend to stick with familiar people and situations, even while your mind is doing some gymnastics.
This can be a strong day for sorting out problems, Leo, although there is a tendency to choose indirect ways for getting what you want. This morning, if you are taking a disagreement very personally, you might examine why that is the case. As the day advances, there is better energy for detaching yourself enough to do some solid work, to look at a problem objectively, and to solve a problem that you may have been too close to earlier. Good advice is circulating later today, and you may be at the heart of it!
This is a strong day for devising strategies, plans, and schemes, Virgo, so use it for good! Certainly you can begin the day a bit twisted up with worry. There may be a concern about a professional, performance, or reputation matter that has your mind swirling. However, as the day advances, while money issues can continue to be a concern, you tend to see things in a more positive light. Perhaps you solve a problem that has been weighing heavily on you, and this lightens your mental load, coming as a nice relief. You might enlist others’ help, for example, when you had thought you needed to go it alone.
You could suffer from tunnel vision this morning, Libra, but more and more as the day advances, you feel lighter and freer. Mind you, there could be some tension with family or a partner who may seem to be disapproving or feeling threatened by your independence, but you’re more inclined to look at the brighter side of life. Today, the brighter side may very well have to do with long-term plans and friendships. There is a sense for future trends, and this helps you to plan accordingly. Opportunities tend to come to you when your mind is open and free.
There can be a lot of focus on your inner world right now, Scorpio, and today, you could be very absorbed in your thoughts. While the morning can feel a little rocky, as you may be slightly off your game and not feeling very understood, as the day advances, you begin to feel detached just enough to enjoy yourself more. Mysteries and research appeal. A problem on the professional front might be resolved with clever thinking or simply benefit from your ability to be objective. Others are readier to truly listen to you and give you useful feedback. An open mind wins more rewards than suspicion and criticism.
Your ability to put things into perspective can open up doors that were previously closed today, Sagittarius, but you may need to get over a hurdle this morning that also involves your thinking. Looking at matters critically or skeptically is important, but taken too far, and you begin to cause yourself unnecessary frustration. Chances to explore new ways of communicating your ideas and thoughts emerge. Modesty and sincerity truly do allow for healthier conversations and interactions. There can be general agreement with someone close to you today, and this also lifts your spirits.
The Moon in your solar tenth house all day can encourage you to put emotions aside in order to take care of business, Capricorn, but for some of you, there can be a challenge if you don’t much like being in the position of being judged or assessed. There can be some difficulty keeping your good humor this morning, but as the day advances, you’re more likely to enjoy mental tasks and exercises than to entertain emotional perspectives. Uncluttering your mind and conscience makes sense now, so tackle your priorities and free your mind – you may very well enjoy the process.
There can be a tendency to brood or stew over problem areas this morning, Aquarius, but even though the remainder of the day is unlikely to be tension-free, your attitude certainly expands. Your ideas, thoughts, and creative process all flow beautifully later today, making it a strong time for expressing yourself through creative mediums. You can be steered in the right direction, towards exciting or at the very least useful creative outlets. A significant other or good friend can be helpful, but for some of you, your new insights are about a relationship or relationship needs.
You may have a tendency to focus on troublesome areas of your life this morning, Pisces, particularly revolving around family or work matters. It doesn’t help that money concerns are on the table much of the day. Even so, as the day advances, there is a tendency to open up to more positive thoughts. You may very well enjoy handling detail work or chores, and inventive ideas can come out of these things. Health can also be a focus or an area for problem solving and fresh, new thinking.
You possess much in the way of common sense as well as a very practical nature. You have a straightforward manner, but you are also capable of great imagination. You can be quite determined, independent, and some might call you stubborn. Thoughtful and considerate, you enjoy making others happy in small but important ways. Famous people born today: Willie Nelson, Kirsten Dunst, Jill Clayburgh, Annie Dillard, Johnny Galecki.
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Our need to establish balance reaches beyond relationship issues and into cosmic proportions today. The Moon enters objective Libra at 10:02 am EDT, placing us in the middle of a dilemma so we can ponder a variety of solutions. However, we are also pulled into a parallel universe by magnetic Venus as she forms a complex pattern with philosophical Jupiter and metaphysical Neptune. Dancing between the real and the unreal is enough to keep us busy now.
You are distracted by one unexpected event after another today, but you handle the apparent chaos well. Although you are comfortable hanging out on the edge of the unknown, you should tread carefully now; you’re not as invincible as you might think. Ironically, even if your adrenaline is pumping, you still have a positive effect on others because the current uncertainty is more exciting than being stuck in a rut. Nevertheless, it’s wise to calm your nerves with meditation, yoga or physical exercise. You can do even more good if you channel your excess energy into healthy pursuits.
You might feel ready to give up today, tired from doggedly chasing material goals. You have more on your plate than anyone realizes yet you’re still being asked to spread your energy even thinner. Instead of agreeing to someone else’s agenda, set priorities and focus on the most important tasks first. Panic is unnecessary even if you run into unanticipated problems. It’s all about your frame of mind. Looking at the current pressures from a more spiritual perspective offers you the breathing room you need.
It’s all too easy to wear your heart on your sleeve with sweet Venus bringing her special charms to your 1st House of Personality these days. But there’s an awkward tension in the air and you can lose your patience if you don’t take time to honor your feelings. You may even find yourself swept up in the heat of an argument now, wondering how things went so wrong. Remember, you’re not the only person who is stressed out today, so steer clear of unnecessary conflict by demonstrating how well you listen when relationships are at stake. Responding with kindness cultivates an atmosphere of love and respect.
People may assume that you’re satisfied with your personal relationships, but they don’t have a clue because you’re keeping your true feelings under wraps. Your heart is drawing you out into deeper waters today where the emotional currents can carry you off course. However, you could reach a breaking point if it requires too much energy to hide your inner world from those you love. Don’t procrastinate; say what’s on your mind before it’s too late. Nevertheless, demanding results will just stir up unnecessary resistance. Keep your expectations to a minimum now and give others time to respond in their own fashion.
You don’t understand why people seem to expect more from you now, but you’re not happy with the extra pressure and you could spend much of the day attempting to alleviate the tension. Unfortunately, even the cleverest of tactics won’t hide the edge in your voice. Examine your underlying emotions if you notice that your words sound sarcastic or mean. There are several sensible strategies for reestablishing harmony, yet saying hurtful things is not one of them. Instead, cultivate the peace you seek by treating others with respect and kindness.
Concentrating on your job is more complicated now than anyone realizes. Sometimes it’s relaxing to let your thoughts meander for a while, but today your fantasies may activate memories that are not all that pleasurable. Worrying about meeting someone’s expectations leads you around in endless circles. Fortunately, you can halt a temporary emotional tailspin by doing something useful in the present moment, rather than wasting time stressing about the past. Focusing on what you can control instead of what you can’t is essential for your progress.
Behaving in a practical manner can be tricky business while romantic Venus aligns in an otherworldly configuration with jovial Jupiter and surreal Neptune. Nevertheless, a lighthearted attitude seems inappropriate if you think you should be more concerned with serious issues. You may be too conscientious to even entertain the notion of escaping from your responsibilities today. Although satisfaction seems elusive now, the Moon’s return to your sign helps you understand your feelings in relation to the outer world. Figuring out what your heart wants is the first step to happiness.
You’re not happy about having to maintain such a high level of productivity today, especially with so many intriguing distractions knocking on your door. However, your strength of purpose is non-negotiable when it comes to your work. You really don’t want to get angry at anyone, but enforcing your limits could be an effective way to quickly let others know that you mean business. Those unwilling to help you along your path would be wise to quietly step out of your way. Establishing clear boundaries now sets you up for future success.
You are especially intrigued by the mysteries of life and love today. However, you may be frustrated by your unsuccessful attempts to put your feelings into words. You’re tempted to sidestep the entire issue by telling a humorous story so you don’t have to expose your vulnerability. However, skimming the surface won’t reveal the hidden meaning of life or deepen a relationship. Although it’s easy to demonstrate your clever wit, it’s more important now to be completely honest and share what’s in your heart.
Although you’re listening to the beat of a distant drummer today, you won’t likely be caught off guard by an unexpected event. In fact, you appear to be more emotionally stable than ever, drawing people to you as they try to manage the stressful situations in their lives. However, you have your own worries now, and everyone else’s demands just add extra layers of anxiety. Nevertheless, go ahead and offer your shoulder to a loved one; what might feel like a sacrifice at first could end up being the most meaningful thing you do all day.
Remembering simpler days from the past makes you feel nostalgic today as you secretly wish for their return. You long for the innocence and simplicity lost, and can’t help but feel frustrated with how complicated your life has grown. Thankfully, you still have an opportunity to live out your dreams, even if you’re balancing on an emotional high wire now. This chance won’t come again, so don’t let your fears or doubts stop you from embracing your future.
You have more emotional strength held in reserve than people realize, yet your uncertainty about your own power can get in the way of your success. Don’t succumb to any feelings of insecurity by needlessly comparing yourself to anyone else. You are a unique individual with unique capabilities; the key now is your own self-awareness. Listen to your inner voice of intuition; having faith in the wisdom of the universe empowers you to be true to yourself.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
Mercury enters Gemini today, and while Mercury typically spends less than a month in a sign, an upcoming retrograde in the sign will extend this period, and Mercury will be in Gemini all the way up until July 8th.
Beltane is celebrated on April 30th (May Eve) and is primarily marily a fire and fertility festival. Beltane, meaning “Bel-Fire,” is derived from the Celtic God Bel, also known as Beli or Balor, which simply means “Lord.” Some seem to think that Bel was comparable to the Celtic Gaul God, Cernunnos. This is possible, sible, as most male Gods relate to the sun and fire aspects.
Beltane was the time of the May Queen, when a young woman was chosen from her village to represent the Earth Goddess and reflect the transformation of maiden to mother. In addition, this was the time of the kindling of the Need Fire, when all fires in the village were extinguished and then ritually relit the following day.
Fertility played an important role at Beltane, as it did with all Spring celebrations. The principle symbol of this Sabbat was the May Pole, also known as the axis mundi, around which the universe revolved. The pole personified the thrusting masculine force, and the disk at the top depicted the receptive tive female. There were seven colored ribbons tied to the pole representing the seven colors of the rainbow.
Walpurgis, named after Walburga, an Englishwoman who became the abbess of an eighth-century monastery that housed both men and women. It is believed that before she took up the habit, she was a Germanic moon Goddess, possibly Walpurga- hence her association with May Eve and Witches.