Six of Swords Reversed
Life is at a standstill. Difficulties will probably remain as they are.
Mysteries will become known to you. You should be able to see your life’s path clearly at this time. Pethro is often thought of as “Gambler’s Rune.” You are in a lucky period right now. Chance is your ally. Take advantage of it.
Scorpio the Scorpion
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is determined, forceful, emotional, intuitive, powerful, passionate, exciting and magnetic. This person is probably an acquaintance you made at work
Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.
The most powerful of all talisman indicating you or someone close to you will recover from an infection.
One of the most famous of all talismans, and used as a magical formula by the Gnostics in Rome for invoking the aid of beneficent spirits against disease, misfortune and death. Sammonieus, the celebrated Gnostic physician; instructed that the letters of this magical triangle which he used for curing agues and fevers, were to be written on paper, folded into the shape of a cross, worn for nine days suspended from the neck, and, before sunrise, cast behind the patient into a stream running eastward. It was also a most popular charm in the middle ages. During the Great Plague, 1665, great numbers of these amulets were worn as supposed safeguards against infection.
Wild & Crazy, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Today
That Which is Behind You
Now is a time for you to act on the basis of clear thought and analysis. Weigh all your choices before making any decisions. Seek solutions to your problems through logic and not emotion. To act on impulse may be very harmful to your future
Your Current Place
Your are standing before a blank canvas and have the freedom to choose how you fill it. New powers and energies will be available to you–if you are open to them. Good or bad, your choices will determine your future.
That Which is before You
Your troubles will soon wane. You will know true peace and harmony on both the spiritual and physical plane. Happiness and satisfaction will be yours.
It is time to vent your anger and frustration. Continuing to repress these feelings can be detrimental to your health. Find a way to release your negative energy without harming others. Confront those who you have differences with and settle them.
Are you going through life carrying old grief, pain or hate? If so, Dove (sometimes known as Mourning Dove) encourages you to let go of your emotional baggage so that true healing can take place. It’s time to forgive, release, and move forward. And, know that healing Dove is flying right beside you.
The Golden Egg denotes the opportunity for substantial material gains. However, the Golden Egg is also a reminder that unmanaged greed ensures what gains are made will be lost.
As a daily card, The Golden Egg suggest that the prospects for you to increase your financial wealth are very strong today. Seize whatever opportunities come your way, but don’t ride them too long or you may find yourself no better off than you were before they came along.
Meaning: In many cultures, the Star is a symbol of hope, dreams and destiny, and in the Witches Runes this symbol has a similar connotation. When the Star rune appears, it’s green light for you to go after what you want.
Note that the Star does not say you’ll get everything you want without any work. No. This symbol is a not about easy success, but about having faith in what you are doing – and doing it. In fact, the goals suggested by the Star are usually the highest and most significant ones – the ones that are hardest to get. It does not matter what the dream is, but its significance in your life. This symbol also represents ideals, and they can be both individual and collective ones.
In a more down-to-earth way, the Star is related to revolutions, changes, risks, speculation and all things motivated by faith and ideals. It can represent a sudden spark on inspiration, a windfall, a sudden rise to fame or a promotion. Though the sudden changes brought by the Star are usually positive, they are also fast: you can get back to point zero as quickly as you rose. So don’t be afraid to jump forward when the opportunity arises.
The Star urges you to take the risk, to have hope and to trust. After the staleness of Crossroads, the Universe finally begins to move again. If you believe in Higher Powers, this symbol shows that They are guiding you in this moment. The Star is a very positive rune, but in a more negative context it can represent revolution for revolution’s sake and the constant idealization of people and situations. It can also stand for excessive individualism when going after a dream.
In relationship readings, this rune represents hope and an idealistic kind of love. Usually the people involved in the relationship have high expectations about the other. They easily put their partner on a pedestal, only to feel frustrated when reality strikes. The Star can also represent unrequited love, or the love for someone who is unattainable. On the other hand, this rune tells you to not give up love entirely – keep looking, because someone is coming.
Like The Sun, The Universe brings good blessings. The Universe appears where all is in balance. It allows you to act effectively not only as an individual but as a member of a group too. The Universe promises contentment, fulfillment and completeness to those under its influence. It doesn’t guarantee there will not be moments of strife or discord in your life, but it does indicate that your trials and tribulations will be overcome; that ultimately you will know inner-peace and contentment. The Universe suggests you have found or will find your place in the scheme of things—that place where all is as it should be.
Casting the Stones, Let’s See What In Your Past, Present & Future
The Past Tiwaz
Tiwaz is the Warrior Rune. It represents pure, masculine power and the ability to successfully fight to meet your goals. However, you must be careful that costs of attaining your goals overshadow their values.
The Present Isa
The Ice Rune, represents stagnation and a passionless existence. Your life’s course may seem blurry at the moment, but if you persevere you will move onto better days.
The Future Berkano
Berkano is the Rune of birth and rebirth. This may symbolize a time when you are capable of great personal growth. Love may be in the air as well.
Additional information about today’s rune, Mannaz….
mannaz : man, humankind
significator, self, family, community, relationships, social concerns
to represent a specific person or group of people; to establish social relationships
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Ask and Embla, Midgard
In its broadest sense, mannaz represents all of humanity, and therefore the entire realm of Midgard. In more practical terms, though, it is those with whom we have personal connections, from our immediate circle of family and friends to the wider community around us, reminding us of our nature as social animals. It also represents our connection with the Gods and with nature, through the two Norse myths of the creation of humans; the first where they sprang from Ymir’s body, and the second in which they were created from two logs by a river. It takes the raw energy of ehwaz and controls it through our social conscience, reminding us of those we affect with our deeds both magical and mundane.
The rune itself resembles gebo with its joining of masculine and feminine elements, but is much more complete. It is the entire web of human relationships, with the self at the centre, which mirrors the web of fate explored through raiÃ°o. But while that web was more or less fixed, this one is mutable and alive. Past and present, male and female, self and other – all opposites are joined here and made whole. Mannaz is our home, and speaks for all those whose lives we touch when we use the gifts we have been given through the runes
The Tarot is full of symbolism, associations, and deeply rooted connections to our lives. In Astrology, Summer is associated with the Summer Solstice and the signs Cancer and Leo — but what Tarot cards are associated with this warm, sunny season?
There are actually three Tarot cards of the 78-card Tarot deck associated with Summer! Naturally, The Sun is one them. And the card associated with Cancer, The Chariot, is another. But did you know the real summer Tarot card is the Page of Wands?
Page of Wands IS the Summer Tarot card!
In a Tarot deck, the whole suit of Wands (sometimes called Rods or Staffs) is associated with the element of Fire, and therefore connected to the summer season. The Wands Tarot cards are all about action, energy, and movement — things we all seem to have a little more of when the sun is out…
Each Minor Arcana suit has four Court cards — the Page, Knight, Queen and King. As the first of these Court cards, the Pages represent youth and new beginnings. Think of the Pages like the Cardinal signs of Astrology — the four zodiac signs that start the seasons. Each Page represents the ushering in of a new season too, and the Page of Wands is the card that brings us summer.
The Page of Wands is full of inspiration, adventure, and possibility. You could be blessed with wonderful opportunities in the summer months!
Let’s check out some other cards deeply connected to the summer season…
It would be impossible to look at The Sun Tarot card and NOT think of summer. Usually featuring a bright yellow sun, this card represents life, vitality, energy, and joy. Most Sun Tarot cards also depict one or more small children, signifying youth and beginnings, just like the Pages.
While The Chariot Tarot card doesn’t represent the entire summer season, it is very connected to the first month of summer! The Chariot is the Tarot card associated with the zodiac sign Cancer — the Cardinal, or first, sign of the summer season. While the Sun is in Cancer from June 21 (the Summer Solstice) to July 22, the tenacious and focused energy of The Chariot energy is strong.
This reading represent strengths you were born with.
Strength denotes an inner power, mastery of will and development of inner might. Through mastering one’s emotions and learning from both success and failure the person Strength represents has reached a place where they are influential without applying physical force, able to weather the roughest of storms, and not likely to abandon the less fortunate. Strength also denotes a large capacity for forgiveness and compassion. Strength is not as much about winning as it is about overcoming hardship, and using well crafted persuasion to ease others to your side.
When The Hanged Man is among your personal cards, the influence of Strength may be increased. Having The Chariot in your personal cards may diminish the influence of Strength.
This card represents the dreamer in you, the idealist, the mystic. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult great things are to do. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, and remember knowledge is his ally. The Fool often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, and curiosity that hasn’t been dulled by time. While The Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or grasp of the pitfalls along the path he is taking, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe all things are possible, which brings even impossible goals within his grasp.
When The Hanged Man or The Star are among your personal cards, the influence of The Fool may be increased. Having The Devil in your personal cards may diminish the influence of The Fool.
Like The Sun, The World brings good blessings. The World appears where all is in balance. It allows you to act effectively not only as an individual but as a member of a group too. The World promises contentment, fulfillment and completeness to those under its influence. It doesn’t guarantee there will not be moments of strife or discord in your life, but it does indicate that your trials and tribulations will be overcome; that ultimately you will know inner-peace and contentment. The World suggests you have found or will find your place in our Universe—that place where all is as it should be.
Until August 8th, Mars is transiting your solar fourth house, dear Aries. Mars is your ruler, and its transits are especially significant for you. The Sun is also in this same sector of home and family, so that there is a special focus on taking charge of domestic matters. This can be chaotic or turbulent at times, and very productive at other times! You can certainly work this position to your advantage by putting your energy into productive channels, such as decorating, organizing your home, going on outings with family, or actively working on problem areas in your personal life. You’re in a more self-protective and protective phase during this transit. Watch for a defensive manner, but do enjoy extra time spent on improving your home life. Today can be strong for dreaming up creative ideas for work or long-term projects and goals.
Mars is now transiting your solar third house, dear Taurus, and will stay in this sector of your chart until August 8th. This can be a busy, communicative time for you. Motivation to learn, connect, and pursue your mental interests is strong now. However, impatience can be a problem if you feel others are not keeping your quick pace. Your daily routines and communications tend to speed up. Impatience on the road and/or with speech should be watched. Otherwise, it’s a time of super-charged motivation to get busy. New interests and contacts can emerge now, or you can find renewed motivation to pursue subjects that have dropped off the radar. Today is good for getting back on track with your daily routines.
Mars has left your sign and is now transiting your solar second house, dear Gemini, until August 8th. This stimulates your desire to improve your lot in life. This influence can have different effects on different people. Some of you could be very impulsive when it comes to acquiring new things, or protective of your possessions. Others might be super-motivated to make more money. Some could experience clashes with others regarding values, and possibly money, during this cycle. This transit is strong for resourcefulness. You are more courageous about using your talents and making them work for you. Your instincts for building and developing current projects are reliable and strong. Today, the Moon moving through your sector of play can bring out your more expressive and affectionate qualities.
Mars is now transiting your sign, dear Cancer, and this brings a lot of energy to your personality. During this cycle that lasts until August 8th, you’ll have plenty of chances to assert yourself and seek out what you want from life. Mars is now supplying you with increased personal energy, initiative, and drive. Angry feelings might also be stimulated during this cycle, and you might want to watch for overly hasty, impulsive, or impatient behavior. Otherwise, you can use this period to heartily pursue personal goals. This can also be a time when work is more available to you. Today, however, there is an emotional need to stick with familiar situations and to seek out safe havens. You may be feeling a little more sensitive than usual.
Mars is now moving through your solar twelfth house, dear Leo, where it will transit until August 8th. Over the coming weeks, you’ll be reorganizing your goals and desires, perhaps questioning or second-guessing some of them before you gain clarity. Some of you will require more rest than usual, and more time to come to decisions. This is especially the case with the Sun also transiting the same sector (until July 22nd). This is a time for personal reflection, more rest, and some level of withdrawal from overly competitive or high-pressure situations as you recoup and regain strength for busier times to come. Honor this need, and you’ll do especially well. Let important people in your life know that you need a little more space. Today can be busy, as you’re in need of more than the usual mental stimulation.
Mars is now transiting your solar eleventh house, dear Virgo, where it will stay until August 8th. You have a stronger need for freedom of action, and you may feel less inhibited or restricted during this relatively flowing transit. You can experience more motivation to pursue your goals and dreams in concrete ways. When Mars is challenged during this period, there can be troubles with friends – those matters that have been brewing or held at bay now become pressing matters. However, if there is a need to clear the air, this is the time for doing so. Mars favors direct, straightforward approaches and has little patience for beating around the bush. You might come up with some very interesting plans for your future, and this process can be very enjoyable if not exciting. Overall, this is a good period for energy levels and social stimulation.
Mars is now moving through your career and reputation sector, dear Libra, where it will transit until August 8th. This is one of the more ambitious transits. You’re more inclined to want to have things running your way. This transit can bring new energy and motivation to your professional life, but it can also stimulate conflict with bosses or parents in some cases. To avoid this, you will need to watch for a confrontational or defensive manner. On the other hand, if there is a real need to clear the air, you may have more courage to do so now. This transit stimulates your ambitions and/or your desire to be recognized for your accomplishments. Whether it’s professional or personal, you are likely to have an increased desire to get ahead. Because you are more inclined to take shortcuts, there can be some mistakes to contend with, but with patience, this can be a strong time for really getting things done. Today, the Moon is in your sign again, and emotional needs are clear, but possibly a little too urgent! Acknowledge feelings you’ve kept at bay, but don’t let them carry you away.
Mars is now transiting a fellow water sign, dear Scorpio, where it will stay until August 8th. This is a nice energy boost for you. You are really turning a corner now in terms of energy and confidence. This is excellent for natural energy and assertiveness as you are less likely now to step on others’ toes while pursuing your goals and interests. Energy levels tend to be even and smooth. You are especially enthusiastic and bolder than usual. Some restlessness and hunger for adventure can be experienced as you seek out new experiences. At the same time, your hunger for learning can expand now. Essentially, you are looking to expand your activities, and you may find that you have a lot of energy for higher studies, travel, or all-new subjects. A negative potential is getting overly fired up over differences in points of view. The Moon is in your privacy sector all day, however, signaling a need to take things easy, rest, and reflect.
Mars is now transiting your solar eighth house, dear Sagittarius, where it will stay until August 8th. This brings increased energy to intimate matters – sometimes producing very favorable intense feelings, and other times stimulating conflict. Strife can occur with a partner about finances or other tricky topics during this cycle, but treat this airing of previously hidden problem areas as a chance to truly clear the air, and you’ll do very well. Your intimate world could become especially animated and active during this cycle. You may be putting a lot more energy into self-understanding or research now. You are more interested in making inner changes now, possibly because of conflicts that push you in this direction. A creative aspect between your ruler, Jupiter, and Pluto today stimulates your ability to see opportunities where you may not have seen them before.
Until August 8th, Mars is transiting opposite your sign, dear Capricorn. This transit enlivens your relationships with others, sometimes stimulating conflicts. Some of you could be rushing into a new relationship or partnership during this cycle. Problem areas in your close relationships might be brought to your screaming attention, and this can be a good thing if you’re looking to clear the air; but this transit can also bring aggressive people or situations into your life if you are not paying close attention to your own need for stimulation and self-assertion. Relationships with others are lively now, and are best viewed as reflections of your own needs. With self-honesty and effort, this can be a strong period for bringing fresh energy into a relationship.
Mars is now moving through your solar sixth house, dear Aquarius, where it will transit until August 8th. This transit animates your daily routines. If you’ve been wanting to pursue better routines and programs for health and work, then this is the time when you are ready to take action. While it’s not the best cycle for expressing your desires naturally and confidently, it’s a good time for finding the motivation to work hard at projects that have been on the back burner, and/or to get moving on a health or self-care program. If you can, find ways to set your own pace in your work, as you can be impatient with co-workers during this period. However, you can be especially motivated to tackle problem areas of your life and to take on new projects and work. Today’s Moon transits your adventure sector, motivating you to find new ways to express your need to grow, improve, and learn.
Mars is now in your solar fifth house and in a fellow Water sign, dear Pisces, where it will transit until August 8th. This marks a turning of the corner for you. With Mars supporting you, you’re more confident, involved, and spirited. This transit brings smoother energy levels, and can also animate and energize your creative world as well as your romantic life. At times, you may feel over-stimulated in these areas, however! You tend to put more energy into play and pleasure, and you can be especially magnetic. Watch out for a tendency to take unnecessary risks. Otherwise, enjoy this time when your courage levels are boosted and you are more inclined to take a direct route to satisfying your desires.