From the very start, I have been beside Lady of the Abyss. We grew up together, we have been close friends and I consider her a sister. I have been beside her for the last fifteen years as she has poured her heart into something she believed in. She not only believe it in, so did I. I watched as her and four other people took the WOTC from a handful of people to over thousands of followers on MSN. She fought her way to the top to keep our site number one in its category. Then MSN pulled the rug out from under her.
Lady Abyss took our site to Yuku. Again to rebuild something she truly believed in. She believed in our religion, our mission and most of all our Goddess. Nothing has changed she still believes in those things. I watched as she got disgusted and fed up and shut that site down. It was something she didn’t want to do and it nearly killed her to do it, but she did.
For four months, she stewed around the house. I know she wanted to give it another try and she did with the help of the Goddess. She came to WordPress and built us this wonderful home. I have watched her work tirelessly on this site late into the night. Right now, she has been working with one arm in a sling and three broken fingers just to deliver to you the daily posts you expect. She does it because she considers each of you her family. Not just mere acquaintances on the net, but her brothers and sisters. I see what she does for our religion, I see what she does for you, whether she is hurt or not, it is always for you. She is a good woman and a very fine leader amongst many.
Today, I am sad and I miss my sister. I want her home and I cannot even accomplish that for someone who gave us all so much. She has given and given, worked tirelessly, through pain and suffering, for us. Now when she needs us, we turn our backs on her.
You don’t know how much you mean to her and you probably won’t never. If you could meet her, get to know her like I do, you would see the person she truly is. But you probably won’t never get to meet her and you will just have to take my word for it. She is a great lady and today I have let her down tremendously. Due to that fact, I feel I am no longer fit to carry on in her absence. I am closing the WOTC till she gets back. When that will be, I don’t know. I am ashamed of myself and I apologize for asking you to assist me in helping bring her home.
You may now consider Witches Of The Craft closed until further notice,
Mistress of the Myst
Administrator of the WOTC
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Meanings: This is a rune of difficulty and negative influences will rule your life for a time, but as all difficulties are a learning experience it will lead to improved personal perspective and progress on your life’s path. Always consult the surrounding runes with this stone. If it lies with a positive stone, it indicates that the pain of this experience will lead to a beneficial change in circumstances.
The Emperor is blessed with the skills to successfully lead others. He can turn chaos into order and provide structure to that which is unbound. He is quick of mind and confident in his power and right to rule, and does so in a just manner. Although stern by nature, he truly is the ultimate father figure. He will provide as needed, teach those with unanswered questions, protect the vulnerable, set and maintain boundaries. His perfect world runs on schedule and is free of any disturbances. What the Emperor must be wary of is setting boundaries and rules where none are needed. If he isn’t careful not to over use his powers he may well become a tyrant.
era denotes positive, recurring cycles, fertility and a time to harvest rewards from your hard work.
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Jera
jera : year, harvest
Phonetic equivalent:y (but may be used in place of ‘j’)
DIVINATORY MEANINGS: change, cycle turning, reward, motion, productivity, inevitable development
MAGICAL USES: to bring change; for fertility and growth
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Sif, Thor, Freyr, Granni
ANALYSIS: In this modern age of central heating and oranges in February, it is difficult to imagine the close ties that people once had with the cycles of the year, particularly in the more Northern climes. The changing seasons affected not only the weather, but also the day to day activities and even the diets of ancient peoples. Constant change was the norm, and the object was to become attuned with those changes, not to fight against them. An ancient farmer (or even some modern ones) wouldn’t need to look at a calendar to tell him when to plant, or read a weather forecast to know when the snows were coming. The changing seasons were a part of his blood and bones, and his very existence depended on adapting to change.
Jera follows isa just as spring follows winter. The frozen stagnancy of ice is broken by the turning of the wheel, and things are once again moving along as they should. In fact, we have now broken out of the entire set ‘negative’ runes with which we began this aett. This has been accomplished not by fighting to escape the ice or railing against the unfairness of fate, but by learning from those experiences and simply waiting for the inevitable thaw. Jera is the communion wine – the product of the joining of opposites bringing life. Storms may come and go, but the sun is always there and life is generally pretty good. Enjoy it while you can.
Only The World card of the Tarot can match the blessings that come with The Sun. While it certainly doesn’t promise a life’s path without some bumps in the road, The Sun indicates all will be well. The Sun is our Cosmic Nurturer. Life flourishes under its radiant beams. It provides the illumination to find Truths and lights one’s path so they do not get lost. To stand in the rays of The Sun is to shine. To absorb its energy promotes growth, exceptional physical and mental health, and good fortune. The Sun is empowering, elevating and fills those who bask in it with confidence and sense of self-worth.
You’re coming out of your protective shell today, dear Aries, after a couple of days in which you were more likely to want to stick with familiar activities. You are more affectionate, willing to take small risks, and communicative. There can be building excitement surrounding recent plans and projects. You could be feeling the weight of financial or career decisions these days, however, and this can be emphasized later today and into tomorrow. Whether or not to make changes or to stick with traditional or familiar patterns can be an issue now. You’ll find a healthy balance, although you may agonize over the details a little before you get there.
With the Moon moving into your family and home sector today, dear Taurus, you’re a little more self-protective and inclined to want to insulate yourself from change, distraction, and demands on you. You are seeking out comfort and security rather than new experiences today. These days, there can be some tension experienced with differing beliefs and opinions, particularly related to a partner, and this may be emphasized later today and into tomorrow. Stubbornness can be a real problem now, even if you know that peace is more easily achieved by letting go of the desire to be right. Problems may run more deeply, and that could be why tensions are mounting.
A busier pace resumes today, dear Gemini, and for the most part, you very much feel that you’re in your element. Getting your message across is easier today, and you may be considered an authority on a matter. In some way, your ideas are wanted. Even so, these days there can be some frustrations with work, routines, or your own habits if you feel that you can’t quite get over a bad habit or can’t seem to move past an old frustration. This can be emphasized tonight and tomorrow morning. You might get over this hump more easily if you take things slowly. Change can be scary, but the alternative is stagnation, so you’re best off looking for a middle ground.
The Moon leaves your sign early today, and you’re coming back down to earth, dear Cancer. You’re feeling quite comfortable being in the relative background now, going about your business. You are far more focused today, finding it rather easy to put your emotions aside in order to focus on practical affairs. Ongoing tensions and frustrations in a partnership or with romance or children can come into the light later today and into tomorrow. Whether to stick with the familiar or to make changes can be the issue now. However, decisions are not easy to come by and you may need to let go of over-thinking things temporarily if thinking becomes negative or otherwise counterproductive.
The Moon moves into your sign very early into the day, Leo, and this brings a stronger need to connect with others, and for your feelings to be acknowledged. There is good energy for back and forths with colleagues and acquaintances. You are able to get your message across. However, frustrations with routines, work, or health matters seem to be ongoing with you from time to time, and decisions can be difficult to come by. Later today and early tomorrow, these issues can come to the foreground. A resolution isn’t likely yet, but you may begin to see ways to make adjustments that will improve the situation.
The Moon’s move into your sector of endings very early today points to a need to take a pause, at least emotionally, dear Virgo. If you aren’t already naturally drawn towards activities that help replenish, renew, and heal you, try to seek them out, as they’ll do you a world of good now. Tension on romantic or creative levels can be a sporadic but ongoing issue, and it revolves around difficult decisions about making big changes – whether to stick with what you know or move on. As well, you may be finding it difficult to break away from your many obligations in order to enjoy and pursue your creative aspirations, entertainment, and leisure activities. The problem is, more responsibilities seem to be added to your life. While you are unlikely to resolve this problem now, you may get important clues about your next step.
The Moon’s move out of your performance sector and into your happiness sector very early today can signal a need for a change of atmosphere, dear Libra. You’re likely to seek out accepting, easygoing environments and people now. Difficulties on the home front or with finances can resurface later today. Increasing responsibilities make it difficult to handle current problems, and as a result, you can feel quite stunted in terms of growth and progress. However, fear of change can also be at play. Resolution to these ongoing challenges is unlikely to come right away, but you could get some important clues, so be alert to signals.
Very early into the day, the Moon moves into your performance and responsibility sector, dear Scorpio, and your need to be productive emerges strongly. Good conversations can be enjoyed that help further your goals. From time to time these days, you can feel rather weighed down by responsibilities and restrictions and might be questioning the amount of time and effort you have been putting into certain projects or towards your goals. You may feel that there has been little in the way of freedom to pursue your more creative interests. Aim to cut out distractions as much as possible. There can be a simultaneous desire to make big changes and improvements and a desire to hold on to things the way they are, and this can leave you sitting on a fence. Look for important signals today that will help guide you towards the right decision, but give the matter time.
The Moon’s move into your adventure sector early into the day is a comfortable, happy one for you, dear Sagittarius. You more easily find ways to express your feelings or channel your energy into satisfying activities. Sharing your ideas and dreams can give you or a relationship a boost. Later today, you may be reminded of an ongoing dilemma about whether to make big changes in order to grow, or to stick with what you already know, particularly related to financial or security matters. The solution is unlikely to be immediately apparent, but today and tomorrow, you might make some progress with difficult decision making.
The Moon’s move into your solar eighth house very early today starts a short period of more introspection, dear Capricorn. You’re more interested in the “why” and “how” of situations, people, and your inner workings. You may be a little less patient with frivolous matters or superficialities of interaction. A longer-term aspect involving your ruler, Saturn, comes exact early tomorrow, and you could be feeling it more strongly later today and again tomorrow morning. This can involve the frustrations felt from a sense that changes are being forced upon you, and the desire to keep things as they are/were, particularly related to friendships. Try to avoid cycling, obsessive thinking about those things that you cannot control or change, and instead attempt to focus on possible solutions. Even with these, go gentle on yourself, because decisions are not necessarily easy to come by right now.
With the Moon’s move into your partnership sector today, dear Aquarius, you’re likely to feel far more sociable. You are looking to bring more balance to your life, and fully appreciating the people in your life who are there for you. There can be satisfying conversations about creative or entertainment interests. Later today and into tomorrow, you can be reminded of a long-term matter related to career, performance, and others’ expectations of you. You are aware that you need to make changes, but you could be struggling with a desire to keep things as they are or were. It’s difficult to embrace change when there are unknowns or larger responsibilities involved, but the alternative is stagnation, which simply won’t do.
The Moon moves into your work and health sector very early today, dear Pisces, turning your attention to the important systems and routines that keep your life running smoothly and yourself healthy and balanced. There can be good conversations or ideas about how to make improvements to these things today. Later today and into tomorrow, there may be a reminder of an ongoing problem involving friendships and possibly disagreements about beliefs and opinions. Part of you could be feeling worried that people in your life are changing, and you may be sentimental about keeping things as they were. Problems of this kind are difficult to resolve all in one moment – a process is involved, and it’s about learning to let change happen, even as it involves some unknowns.
You are highly intuitive – an “old soul” who can understand people from all walks of life. Not much can get past you! Your ability to communicate articulately and, at the same time, with great warmth is admirable. You can be inconstant and contradictory at times, due to mood swings and emotional restlessness. You are respected, charming, and very fair with others. Famous people born today: Paul McCartney, Roger Ebert, Isabella Rossellini, Carol Kane.
This is another good day for feeling a strong sense that you’re moving forward, for enthusiasm, and for energy, Aries. Ideas are easy to come by, and for some of you, a useful connection may be made now that helps you put ideas into action. Even with your mind engaged today, a strong part of you needs to settle in, put your feet up, relax, and enjoy the familiarity of people you love or home surroundings.
This is another day for keeping busy, but not necessarily concentrating, dear Taurus. This morning, try not to take on too much or speak too soon, as your nerves could be a touch frazzled now and this compromises judgment. After this, you remain energetic, but it’s not nervous energy. Today is strong for making financial connections, finding good advice, and emotional support from a partner or friend.
You have a strong sense that you need to take care of details and do preparation work today, dear Gemini, and this can be quite satisfying at the end of the day, as you’re emotionally geared towards feeling more secure in the practical world just for now. Even so, the day holds much promise when it comes to making connections with others, particularly creative ones. For some, there can be inspiration from a romantic interest. You are communicating in a far more positive, certain manner, and others are taking note of what you say.
You can be especially sensitive to what you believe others are thinking about you this morning, dear Cancer, after which you tend to come into your own. You could be feeling inspired and encouraged by your own thoughts of future plans related to travel, educational, or spiritual affairs. These things soothe and center you, and you’re able to tune out the negative distractions. You can have wonderful ideas about how to make your living conditions or relationships with family more enjoyable and supportive.
You may be a little more sensitive to the demands of life today, dear Leo, with the Moon in a part of your solar chart that encourages some level of solitude that allows for emotional renewal and healing. This is a time for taking a timeout of sorts in order to pull yourself together so that when you do emerge, you’re in a state of better understanding of your needs. You’ve been giving a lot of yourself to others these days, and it’s important now to reclaim your emotional center. Even so, today holds promise of potentially very useful information through friends, so keep yourself connected, but on your own terms.
You may be taking in a lot of diverse information today, dear Virgo, and the pace can be a little hectic as a result. However, as the day progresses, things seem to be falling into place, and in fact, you can come to some important conclusions and possibly make helpful connections along the way. You’re able to sort through what ideas or projects are worth your time and energy, and which of them may need to wait or fall behind. Today, you have a greater need to feel that your future is relatively secure, and that what you’re working towards will make you happy in the long run.
Your heart is in your work, responsibilities, and performance again today, dear Libra, and if you’re feeling on top of these things, there is likely to be a nice feeling of satisfaction now. If not, then go out of your way to be productive, but avoid setting expectations of yourself too high. Chances are, you’re doing a lot more than you recognize. You’re more inclined to look for appreciation for what you do, so it makes sense to be creative or mix things up a little in order to earn some positive feedback. Today is strong for communicating in warm, positive ways. Show off your ability to take charge and handle things maturely.
You are in need of some level of escape from the ordinary, the routine, and the mundane today, dear Scorpio, as these things could make you feel a little claustrophobic or limited. While there is some tendency to speak a little too soon or too frankly this morning, the day progresses in such a way that things naturally smooth over. There is a need to reach, stretch, and go beyond the usual today, as your tastes for experiences, people, and things runs somewhat towards the exotic now. While your disposition is rather outgoing today, you’re nevertheless especially observant, and can make a nice connection with someone through your understanding manner.
While this is a generally sociable period in your life, dear Sagittarius, today you’re a little more introspective, and likely especially interested in getting to a place of better understanding, about yourself, close relationships, and your current path. It’s a good day for doing so, particularly as this understanding relates to your past. There is a little more patience at your disposal today, after the rebelliousness or mental tension of the early morning has passed, as you have a sense that you’ll get your turn soon. While you’re inclined to live inside yourself today, you’re nevertheless quite capable of being around others, and learning something important by observation.
With the Moon in your opposite sign all day, dear Capricorn, you’re inclined to seek out balance in your life. This likely involves giving special attention the needs or agendas of important people in your life. While your charm is definitely a big asset today, it’s important to not go overboard with pleasing others, even if you are in greater need of peace and harmony now. It might “work” in the moment, but could lead to resentment later on. Today can bring you the right information at the right time, particularly related to work or health matters.
You may be a little detached emotionally today, dear Aquarius, not necessarily because you aren’t feeling attached, but more because you are keeping your emotional distance because you are driven to take care of business. Perhaps as well you are more inclined to analyze your feelings than just let go and feel them. Even so, prioritizing practical matters is a rather useful thing from time to time, and it may very well be that you need to handle important details in order to feel that you’re making progress. Today does stimulate good, creative ideas, so take note of some of the information coming your way.
Today is likely to feel steadier than it has been, dear Pisces. There is a good sense that you’re making progress. This week is good for getting new plans related to home and family into motion. Aim to keep your focus as you go forward, considering ways to improve your feeling of security and emotional comfort. Connections (or improved connections) to people who are reassuring and who make you feel comfortable may be made now.
The Balance of the Signs & the Elements for Thursday, June 18th
Agile, versatile, inquisitive, flowing, conversational, airy, many ideas. Can be volatile, superficial, changeable, restless and inconsistent.
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
We tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.