Many cultures associate Owl with death, while others see Owl as the “night eagle”—the bird that embodies shamanism. Owl has exceptional hearing, and his medicine is one of clairaudience—the ability to hear spirit. If Owl has silently glided into your life today, he is asking you to face your own fears, and listen to the messages spirit is sending you.
A much revered swami said “Simplicity is the nature of great souls.” There is a natural sense of art and genius in Simplicity. Keeping things simple produces solutions that are not only efficient but work well and are easy to maintain and build upon. Whether it takes a physical form or is an idea simple constructs please our aesthetic self. Simplicity is soothing, because you don’t have to fight your way through layers of complexity to see and understand the end result.
As a daily card, Simplicity indicates a time when you will do well by looking for simple solutions, and avoiding that which cannot be easily understood or implemented. In short, if a plan can’t get you form point A to point B without any side trips, then it is the wrong plan. Look for answers that you see immediately, that sets the proverbial light of in your head and makes you exclaim Eureka!
Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.
Aeon deals with our journey and constant transformation through time. It denotes both endings and beginnings, our ability to redeem ourselves through action, and hope for the future. Aeon teaches us to accept our past–embrace it as an essential component of our being–but not to allow it to keep our spirits from moving towards the future and finding our personal utopia.
Casting the Stones, Your Past, Present & Future Reading for Today
The Past Naudhiz
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.
The Present Ansuz
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.
The Future Eihwaz
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.
Othala represents a solid, immovable home, prosperity and safety. Good fortune based on your heritage and character is yours to enjoy.
Additional information about Today’s Rune, Othala
Phonetic equivalent: o
DIVINATORY MEANINGS: property, land, inheritance, home, permanence, legacy, synthesis, sense of belonging
MAGICAL USES: for acquiring land or property, to complete a project, to strengthen family ties
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: the nine worlds of Yggdrasil
ANALYSIS: In oþila, we find ourselves back in the seemingly mundane realm of wealth and property, just like the first rune, fehu. However, while cattle represented a more movable, transitory form of wealth, the land (as Mr. O’Hara said) is the only thing that lasts. It can be passed on as a legacy, but more importantly, it defines who we are by defining where we are. It is, ultimately, our home.
This rune brings us to the seventh cardinal point, which is the centre. It is the meeting place between Midgard and Asgard; between our Gods and us. It is the axis around which our lives revolve. The idea of land or property is only a symbol – we must all find our own “centre” (or, as Joseph Campbell termed it, our “bliss”) to give our lives meaning, and this is really the ultimate goal of the runic journey. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we discover that after all our travels and adventures, we all eventually end up going home. But this doesn’t mean that the travels and adventures are pointless. On the contrary, it is only through those explorations that our ‘home’ or spiritual centre can have any real meaning for us. “There’s no place like home” of will have no power to send us there unless we come to truly understand what and where our home is to us. Conversely, none of lessons learned along the way can be of any real use to us unless we actively integrate them into our ‘mundane’ lives and find that centre point to anchor them to. Oþila not only completes the smaller cycle of the third aett, but also brings us back to the beginning of the fuþark itself, only on a higher level. We may now begin the grand cycle of the runic journey again.
So you want to explore Tarot, but you don’t know where to begin? You’re not alone. Many Tarot newbies find they are confused and intimidated when first learning the art of Tarot cards. With so many cards featuring such complex illustrations and mysterious interpretations, it’s not uncommon for beginners to feel a little frustrated. How does it work, and what the heck does it all mean? We’re here to help.
What is Tarot?
Like many forms of divination, Tarot cards are a tool to help you tap into your own intuition and the wisdom of the universal energy that guides your life. Tarot, which has origins in 14th century Europe, is not a form of fortune telling. It’s more like a mirror that reflects what is happening in your life at the moment. Tarot is able to tap into hidden thoughts, feelings and truths and bring them to the surface so you can use that information to make decisions about life, love, emotions, health, career and more.
About Tarot card decks
Most Tarot card decks consist of 78 Tarot cards broken into a Major Arcana (22 cards) and a Minor Arcana (56 cards). The Major Arcana cards typically represent significant life events on a large scale, while the Minor Arcana cards deal with day-to-day life. The Minor Arcana includes four “suits” that each has a theme. Each suit is numbered one through 10, with four additional Court cards (Page, Knight, Queen and King).
Pentacles — Also referred to as “Disks” or “Coins,” cards in the Pentacles suit pertain to things in the material and physical world. Pentacles cards often indicate money matters, career and success, but they also can indicate levels of emotional and spiritual prosperity, too.
Wands — Sometimes called “Staffs,” the suit of Wands is more spiritual and is used to illustrate the energy of movement, growth and new beginnings. Wands represent ideas and innovation. They are often related to your career or your sense of purpose in the world, but they can deliver strong love messages, too. »
Cups — The suit of Cups is connected to our emotions and to our relationships, and to matters of the soul. Cups cards can reveal how we truly feel — and how others truly feel about us. They also speak of our emotional well-being.
Swords — The Swords cards are most associated with conflict and strife, which can refer to internal conflict, as well. Swords cut to the heart of a matter, revealing our greatest challenges. They can tell of illness, heartbreak, war, loss and death, but they can also reveal truths we need to face in order to move forward, which ultimately is a positive thing.
About Tarot spreads
Tarot cards are shuffled and laid out in any number of Tarot spreads. The best known spread is the 11-card Celtic Cross, but there are countless other Tarot spreads you can choose depending on what type of question you want to ask and how many cards you wish to draw. If you want to start out very simply, you can draw just one card about a specific person or situation. In fact, your question doesn’t even need to be a question! It’s called an “open reading” when you simply think about a person or situation instead of asking a direct question — the cards will still provide insight.
Each position in a Tarot spread has its own significant meaning, just as every card has its own meaning. For example, your spread may feature positions for “past,” “present” and “future,” or for “possible outcome,” so it’s important to pay attention to the position in which each card turns up. A card speaking of heartbreak would surely mean something different if it turned up in the past instead of the future, right?
Laying out your Tarot cards
Once you’ve determined your Tarot spread, it’s customary to shuffle all 78 cards in the Tarot deck and cut the cards as many times as you like while thinking about your question. This allows your energy to interact with the energy of the cards to achieve the best results. It also helps if you do your reading in a peaceful and relaxed environment.
When you are done shuffling and feel the moment is right, speak your question out loud, then pull your first card from anywhere in the deck and lay it on the first position of your spread in the upright position. Do the same for the remaining cards until every card is in place. Now comes the hardest (and most fun!) part — figuring out how to interpret your Tarot reading.
How to read Tarot cards
Tarot beginners will likely need to refer to Tarot.com or to a Tarot reference book to find the meaning of each card in their spread. The illustrations on each card depict archetypes of the human experience, but they can also take on personal meaning for you.
Let’s take The Fool card, for example. This card features a happy young man gazing into the distance. He’s about to step off a cliff into the unknown as the Sun rises behind him, and he has a small knapsack of supplies. Now think about how this literal description of The Fool might be translated into an insightful message. The classic interpretation is that of a person at the beginning of something new — perhaps a new relationship or a life-changing adventure — and they should be feeling positive about it because they have everything they need to succeed.
See, doesn’t that make sense? Now you try. Begin by studying each card and the position it is in, write down notes about how the card makes you think and feel based on its imagery and symbolism, then look up the classic meaning and make a note about that, too. Once you have done this for all the cards in your spread, you’ll start to see a story developing — a story that’s all about you!
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
Do you have a pretty kitty or a downright fat cat? Trust us, the cosmos affect your kitties’ personalities and moods just as much as they affects ours.
Look to your cat’s zodiac sign for clues to why your little beastie might be a lover … or a biter.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Active Aries kitties love to chase and stalk prey, fired up by that go-go-go Aries energy. Naturally aggressive, Aries cats ain’t the cuddling type — but they will show affection by delivering you little “gifts” they’ve chased down. Reward them with some extra attention and playtime, and they may get so tuckered out they’ll actually sit on your lap for a spell!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This kitty sure can haz cheeseburger! Pleasure loving Taurus cats are all about being indulged. They’ll eat every bit of kibble you put out — the stinky, wet kind is best — and then they’ll beg for your human scraps, too. When and if your Taurus kitty is full, they’ll plop their chubby little bodies on your lap for a purring and petting session that won’t be over until they meow it’s over, which might be never. Rub their full tummies, they’ll love it!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Do you think you have just one cat? Not if it’s a Gemini, you don’t. Twin kitties pack personality for two, and they may well be responsilble for the reputation cats have of being super spazzy. After all, spring is baby kitten season, so more cats are Gemini than any other zodiac sign. Expect your Gemini cat to communicate with you well — they’ll have an entire language of meows to let you know when they’re hungry, when they want to play or when they want you to wake up and entertain them at, like, 4 a.m. Active, curious and mischievous, don’t be surprised if your Gemini kitty steals your jewelry or takes things out of your purse just for the fun of it, then looks at you innocently with a meow that’s says “What?”
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
When you hear of “scaredy cats,” they’re most likely talking about sensitive Cancer felines. Sweet, quiet and affectionate Cancer cats prefer a serene environment, and noise rattles their nerves. Cancer cats are most protective of their family — whether it’s their kittens or YOU — and they’ll follow you around lovingly just waiting to be pet or to give you a little lick. If you can’t find your Cancer kitty when he or she isn’t following you around, look under the bed or in the closet — sometimes they just need to hide away for some peace and quiet, but they’ll crawl back out for lovin’ soon enough.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
I am kitty, hear me roar! Your loving little Leos are the most attention demanding cats of the zodiac, and as such they need to be pampered and lavished with lots of love and toys or they will turn on you fast. Living with a Leo cat is highly dramatic — they’ll prance around the house looking for attention, and the rest of the time they’ll lounge about waiting for you to turn up to serve them like royalty. And if you don’t pay enough attention, watch out — little Leo will punish you by peeing on the bed or clawing your new sofa. Then you’ll be the one roaring!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Cats who are finnicky are most likely Virgos, and you’ve got your hands full trying to please them. If you don’t, they’ll wimper and bite and hiss to let you know they’re mad. But it’s actually not that difficult to make a Virgo kitty happy. Just be sure to buy their favorite food every time, and keep their litter box and dishes clean. They’ll reward you by doing the same — they’re very tidy eaters and love to keep themselves clean — so if you like a tidy home then Virgo cat’s for you!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Hello, pretty kitty! Ruled by Venus, planet of beauty, your Libra kitty likely has the prettiest eyes and gorgeous, silkly fur. Libra kitty will spend lots of time preening, and even more time socializing — so be sure your Libra kitty isn’t an only cat. Libra kitties need companionship, so adopt another cat (preferably a compatible Gemini kitty) that can keep them company as they play, wrestle and preen each other when you’re not home. And when you are home, go ahead and invite lots of people over. Libra kitty will greet them all, and loves the attention from your guests.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
You know that black cat that shows up on Halloween, following the witch and sneaking around in the night? That’s your typical dark, mysterious Scorpio cat, for sure. Scorpio kitty is intense — fiesty, unpredictable and vengeful, especially if you make them jealous by petting another cat. Scorpio kitty can be full of love one minute, then quick to hiss the next — and sometimes you won’t even know why. Secretive Scorpio cats love to hide from you when you call almost as much as they love hiding things from you — like burying a dead mouse in the back of your closet or stealing your keys so you can’t leave them alone at home.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You know those cats who disappear for days, then turn up again looking slightly worse for the wear? That’s your typical Sagittarius adventure cat, always wandering around looking for excitement. Sag kitties love to roam and explore, even if it puts them in harm’s way — so perhaps finding a safe outdoor enclosure for your kitty would be the best compromise for their sense of adventure and safety. It’ll also help keep your house cleaner, as Sagittarius cats are known for recklessly knocking things over and leaving a mess of toys in their wake.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Capricorn kitty knows who’s boss. Shy and serious, your Cap cat will express devotion to you and demand the same in return. Capricats won’t take no for an answer, either. They are diligent and determined to achieve their goals, so if you lock them out of the bedroom at night and they want to get in, you can expect to hear yowling and scratching at the door all night until you cave to their demands. And you will, cuz Cap kitty is persuasive like that.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Got yourself a quirky cat? You know, one of those crazy furballs who’s always getting tangled up in things or who has a strange taste for food that no other cat would eat? Well your kitty is probably an Aquarius, and all those crazy adventures are driven by Aquakitty’s combination of intelligence, independence and eccentricity. Aquarian cats can’t stand to feel bored, so you’ll want to keep them entertained. If you don’t, their natural curiosity could lead to trouble — um, you know what they say about curiosity and cats. Instead, try teaching them tricks, like how to fetch or jump on command. People say you can’t herd cats, but you could if they were all Aquarian.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Imaginative Pisces cats are an owner’s dream! Affectionate and happy, Pisces cats are usually a calm and peaceful influence in any household. They don’t demand too much attention because they have a vast internal world to keep them amused at all times, and they love to sleep a lot so they can chase mice and bugs in their dreams. Pisces cats also have the most psychic abilities, so when you’re having a rough day your Pisces kitty will intuitively understand and give you a great big love cuddle until you feel better.
This is a strong day for taking care of domestic or personal responsibilities, keeping busy around the home or with family, or enjoying freer, more accepting relationships with loved ones, dear Aries. You may be putting more time or energy into helping others and making things run smoothly in your personal life. This can also be a strong time for bringing more warmth and care to teamwork or group efforts and friendships. The desire to nurture and manage is large today.
While you are likely to have many ideas, projects, and interests in play these days, dear Taurus, today is strong for buckling down and getting things done, which feels good. Generally, you don’t feel very comfortable when things around you are scattered or up in the air, even if you’re feeling restless and in need of more mental stimulation than usual. As such, the steadier energy of the day is likely to suit you well. This can be a time when there is a pleasant clearing of the air, or an answer to a question that makes you feel stronger and more confident.
You are likely to be feeling playful but not necessarily very focused in the first half of the day, dear Gemini, after which you do a one-eighty. Perhaps you find your passion or become intensely involved in solving a problem now. It’s a strong time for finding solid answers where things have been unclear or up in the air, and this feels good. Concentration improves, although there is some tendency to focus more on flaws than on what’s working properly. Feeling on top of your practical affairs frees you up emotionally. It’s a good idea to clearly separate work and play now so that you can enjoy both more fully.
With both Mars and the Sun in your sign now, dear Cancer, you are likely to feel especially interested in making things happen, but without a focus, you can feel a little restless and possibly even aggravated at times. Today, however, conditions are generally supportive for your ability to concentrate and channel any excess energy into productive, satisfying activities. You could be in the position to support or defend people you care about today, or you might find that people in your life are stepping out of your way in order to let you take charge and get things done. Either way, you have a stronger sense of direction and purpose now.
People are especially aware of your competency and performance today, dear Leo, and the feedback is good, which motivates you to do even better. You could find that conditions are supportive for increased concentration, and that you’re especially disciplined. There can also be a feeling of general rapport with the people closest to you, or a sense that you’re on top of your domestic chores, which helps you to feel more confident about pursuing your own interests with fewer emotional distractions.
There is steadiness to the day that is appealing to you right now, dear Virgo. There can also be a practical focus, even when you are socializing or in your leisure time, and you are likely to feel more purposeful and engaged as a result. Pay attention to what others are saying and sharing today, as there is a strong chance that you’ll learn of helpful ways to solve a problem in your life. Your responsibility and reliability can be appreciated and acknowledged now, and this serves to fuel your enthusiasm to be useful and helpful even further.
The Moon finishes its transit of your sign early afternoon, dear Libra, after which emotions tend to settle. It’s easier to focus on your practical affairs as a result. This can in fact be a wonderful day for solving a problem on a practical, financial, or business level or for taking important steps towards fulfilling a responsibility that leaves you feeling more self-assured. You are noticing details that others may be overlooking.
This can be a strong day for getting along with those in authority, dear Scorpio, or to be turned to as an authority on a matter. There can be support and encouragement for your efforts or insight, and others may appreciate you for your help or responsible attitude. Positive feedback and an unpressured sense that there is always room for improvement can leave you feeling pleasantly motivated and competent. There can be a book, idea, or other creative medium that inspires you and possibly even redirects you in a positive way.
While you may start off the day wanting to feel connected with others, dear Sagittarius, as the day progresses, there can be some desire to withdraw a little or work/function on your own. In fact, there is very good energy with you today for concentration, focus, and productivity, particularly through some level of solitude, as others may not be on the same wavelength and can very well slow you down. Even so, this is also a good time to have deeper, more probing conversations, or to look into a matter and research a topic more closely.
This is a good day for seeking out answers to problems, dear Capricorn, as you’re quite likely to find very clever ones. Partnering can be successful and rewarding now. You might feel supported or recognized for your contributions or insight today. There can be a nice agreement made about a financial matter, or you could be feeling good about sharing values and visions with someone close to you today. Shortly after midday, you’re more inclined to seek out activities and people who make you feel relaxed and accepted, as the need to perform and achieve begins to wane.
You could be feeling more in charge, vital, and confident today, dear Aquarius, with a stronger sense of your goals and what you wish to accomplish. You are going your own way in your work or with your routines right now, and while you tend to have the support of others energetically speaking, you are more inclined to want to go about your business at your own pace. This can be a good day for solving a problem or coming up with a clever business or mechanical idea.
There can be a tendency to keep to yourself in the first half of the day, Pisces, after which you are feeling braver and more adventurous. You have a stronger need to express yourself and to experience life in a new way, however big or small that may be. Even so, you might consider working on a creative project or pursuing an adventure in a structured way, even if there is a craving for more freeform activities now, as there is strong energy for really making progress today. You may experience a healthy feeling of competition today – something or someone motivates you to push a little harder.
You have an unusually strong, and to some, uncanny, sense of the needs or problems of others. You are an observer, and although very much a people lover, you frequently need your “space” in order to regroup. You often don’t speak about something until you’re quite certain you know what you’re going to say. Your intuition is outstanding – you need only learn to trust it. Famous people born today: Carly Simon, George Michael, George Orwell, Phyllis George, Chloe Webb.
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.
The Balance of the Elements & the Signs of the Zodiac for June 25th
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.
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
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 are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.
The Libra Moon’s sextiles to both Venus and Jupiter today encourage cooperation and good humor, but its square to Pluto and opposition to Uranus can stimulate tension as buried frustrations emerge. Jupiter forms a biquintile with Pluto today, encouraging us to find creative ways to reach our goals.
The Moon is in Libra all day (until Friday, June 26th, at 1:56 PM).
The Moon is void from 7:22 PM forward (until tomorrow at 1:56 PM).
The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
Mercury is direct and in its shadow until it reaches 13 Gemini 09 on June 27th.
Venus is direct and is in its pre-retrograde shadow.
Mars spends its first full day in Cancer today (Mars transits Cancer from June 24-August 8).