Tarot Cards of the Zodiac

 

 

 

Tarot Cards of the Zodiac

Each zodiac sign is linked to a Tarot card

Each zodiac sign is linked to one of the Tarot cards in the Major Arcana. Most of these powerful cards have images of archetypal figures that represent the essence of a type of person. Animals are also used to portray human characteristics.

 

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your Tarot card is The Emperor, the guy who will always be there when you need him. This card represents your sign’s loyalty and ability to stick by your friends through thick and thin. Like the royal figure on your card, you use your authority and analytical powers to help others and to achieve your goals.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Your card, The Hierophant, represents learning from knowledgeable teachers who can help you search for higher truths by exploring tried and true traditions. Sifting through the superficial, these learned souls can lead you to the heart of matters where profound insights reveal important life lessons.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Every Gemini is blessed with a dual nature represented by your Tarot card, The Lovers. Turning points for you often involve making a moral choice between taking the high or low road. This card encourages you to weigh your options carefully and follow the path dictated by your personal integrity.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You stand proud and strong as you guide The Chariot on your card, steering a steady course and rising above life’s conflicts. Even though Cancers seek security, you also love the freedom of the open road where you can use your highly-developed intuition to win the race.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The Strength card represents your physical strength — like that of the mighty Lion on your card — as well as your emotional, mental and spiritual prowess. Like the Lion, you are blessed with plenty of courage, which helps you overcome problems and obstacles.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Like The Hermit, you often need to slow down and go within to focus on your purpose in life. The image on this card — an old man — represents a person who is weary of the outer world. When he retreats to explore the mysteries of his inner life, he becomes open and innocent like a child.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

Justice holds the scales, asking you to weigh your desires against your needs. In order to reach a fair outcome, you must put your feelings and emotions aside. When you reach the light at the end of the tunnel of indecision, you will be able to serve the greater good.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

Like your Tarot card, Death, you welcome transformation. You often shed your skin like a snake, seeking to release your spirit and be reborn. Because you are able to detach yourself from the ties that bind others, it’s easy for you to change your identity, making you the mysterious person everyone wants to figure out.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

Like your card, Temperance, you are a gifted mediator, able to find common ground by balancing out judgments with genuine understanding and awareness. Like a steadily-meandering stream, you work your way through whatever difficulties get in the way.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

The Devil card encourages you to face your shadow-self in order to gather the knowledge necessary for spiritual transformation. It advises you to reflect on any negativity that has made you doubt yourself, swap it for confidence and hold fast to your highest vision of who you are.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Your card, The Star, focuses on your optimism. When you wish on the stars, you really believe you can achieve your heart’s desires. Your job in this world is to convince others they can too, thereby helping to lead them home in a spiritual sense.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)

Like your Tarot card, The Moon, you are a creature of ever-changing moods. You do best when you attune to nature’s cycles and use them to refresh your intuitive powers. The Moon rules emotions, which are your strong suit, especially when you use your compassionate nature to help others.

Your Daily Tarot Card for June 26th is The Devil

 

 

 

Tarot Card of the Day

The Devil


May 15th, 2015

What has traditionally been known as the Devil card expresses the realm of the Taboo, the culturally rejected wildness and undigested shadow side that each of us carries in our subconscious. This shadow is actually at the core of our being, which we cannot get rid of and will never succeed in taming. From its earliest versions, which portrayed a vampire-demon, this card evoked the Church-fueled fear that a person could “lose their soul” to wild and passionate forces.

The image which emerged in the mid-1700’s gives us a more sophisticated rendition — that of the “scapegoated Goddess,” whose esoteric name is Baphomet. Volcanic reserves of passion and primal desire empower her efforts to overcome the pressure of stereotyped roles and experience true freedom of soul. Tavaglione’s highly evolved image (Stella deck) portrays the magical formula for harnessing and transmuting primal and obsessive emotions into transformative energies. As a part of the Gnostic message of Tarot, this fearsome passion and power must be reintegrated into the personality, to fuel the soul’s passage from mortal to immortal.

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Get A Jump On Tomorrow, Your Horoscopes for Saturday, June 27th

 

 

Get A Jump On Tomorrow…..

Your Horoscopes for Saturday, June 27th

by Rick Levine

 

Although our emotions are buoyant today, they are not just bobbing along on the surface. The optimism comes from the continuing dance between sweet Venus, jovial Jupiter and excitable Uranus. But the deep-diving Scorpio Moon drags our feelings down into the murky waters where our senses can’t perceive the hidden realities. Happily, the Moon’s superconductive trine to dreamy Neptune creates an open channel to the riches of our imaginations.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You can override your wariness of uncomfortable emotional interactions today as long as you trust the wisdom of the universe. You intuitively know that your fear of losing control currently stands between you and the intimacy you would like to create. But you can’t use reason to push past your concerns now. Although you might not be able to shut off the endless flow of self-doubting words, listen to your heart instead of your head. Be courageous and take a leap of faith for love.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

People seem to enter your life today to intensify whatever you are already feeling. You may be resistant to their support, especially if you think they might take over by relentlessly offering their advice and subtly shifting your trajectory. Nevertheless, there’s no need to overreact and turn a harmless situation into a unnecessary conflict. The more open-minded you are now, the wider the range of possibilities that stretch out before you. Don’t shut down; even if your methods are different, your long-range goals are likely the same.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Just when you thought clarity was yours for the asking, the soft focus lens slides back into place to blur your perceptions. The good news is that your current fuzziness forces you to rely more heavily on your intuition as you fill in the missing details from the far reaches of your imagination. Let go of your need to intellectually know all the answers; magic can only occur if you’re willing to play in the field of dreams.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You often pull back into your shell when you’re feeling insecure because creating boundaries gives you the illusion of safety. However, something is different these days; you’re more likely to reach out to others instead of withdrawing away from them. You can instinctively tell the difference between friend and foe now that the watery Scorpio Moon is harmonizing with psychic Neptune. Follow your intuition; it will lead you in the right direction. Just remember not to go too far out on a limb since the emotional tides will change again soon enough and you’ll be back on dry ground.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It’s becoming more obvious day by day that you are floating along in a positive flow and there’s no reason to fight against the current. Your lingering resistance may offer clues to old patterns that are still impeding your progress. However, you’ll only encounter frustration by concentrating on the obstacles. Ironically, the harder you try to eliminate a roadblock, the larger it looms. A radical strategy is required now: focus on your destination rather than what stands in the way. You could be happily surprised as the road ahead mysteriously opens up and your way is cleared.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You understand exactly what you need to do today even if you don’t have every minute mapped out in great detail. Normally, you might feel uneasy knowing that all the pieces of the puzzle don’t fit but you’re good to go now, even with so many loose ends still dangling. Thankfully, the cosmic forces are working a bit of magic on your behalf.. Just keep reining in your current tendency to over-expand and over-indulge; moderation will keep you on the path to success while giving you enough time to figure things out along the way.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You might nostalgically long for the good old days of cool objectivity, even if exciting opportunities are unfolding on the social front. Whether your calendar is suddenly booked or a relationship is taking an unexpected turn, your emotions are powerful right now and this intensity can be quite bothersome. You may be happy about the opportunities but not as pleased with your apparent loss of control. Although maintaining a healthy perspective can be challenging today, you stand to reap the greatest rewards if you temporarily surrender to your feelings without worrying where they will lead.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You have no idea what to expect next, especially if you recently experienced a break in your regular routine. Fortunately, it’s not necessary to have your entire schedule set in stone; the more flexible you are now, the greater your progress. However comfortable the past may be, clinging to it will only bring disappointment. The universe is conspiring to give you a free upgrade if you let it. Change isn’t easy if you allow your fears to tether you to the past. Nevertheless, the future is looking brighter than ever; all you have to do is accept its invitation to dance.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your dreams hold the key to your happiness now, whether or not you actually manifest them. In fact, letting your creativity loose to imagine all the possibilities ahead acts as a spiritual practice today. Explore each item on your bucket list even if it’s not practical or feasible in the real world. Something valuable will emerge from your fantasies if you give yourself permission to believe they can come true.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Although you don’t often step outside of the practical realms, you have a hunch about your destiny that can’t be rationalized today. Luckily, your psychic powers are strong now and you’re probably picking up signals from a potential future reality. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring your current perceptions just because they don’t make sense. Instead, delve into your unexpressed daydreams without too many expectations. The cosmic messages are meant for your spiritual growth.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

People gravitate to you today because your sunny disposition makes them feel special. It’s not that your optimism is unrealistic; it’s just that you seem to have the Midas touch today and everyone who steps into your world gets treated as if they are gold. Luckily, spreading your good will won’t cost you a penny. In fact, the universe is like a mirror now and every positive vibe you send out comes back in multiple blessings. Invest in your happiness by sharing it with others.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Rather than idly fantasizing about an upcoming adventure, it’s time to put your thoughts into decisive action. But you don’t have to build Rome in a day; you only have to take baby steps toward your ultimate goal. Ignore any lingering negativity or self-doubt and just imagine how happy you can be if you start living your dreams right now. Although you might not think anyone is watching, your efforts won’t go unnoticed. Don’t worry about measuring your progress; influencing your destiny is easy if you try.

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If You Were Born Today, June 26

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If You Were Born Today, June 26

You are wonderful at organizing and directing, but you are not afraid of hard work either. In fact, your success generally comes from your own efforts. You may need to make a conscious attempt not to live in the past, as this tendency is very strong and can sometimes keep you from moving forward. You have a strong idealistic streak that can lead to a colorful romantic life, but also quite emotional. Famous people born today: Pearl S. Buck, Peter Lorre, Chris O’Donnell, Ariana Grande, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Sean Hayes.

Source:
Cafe Astrology

Happy Birthday, Cancer!

 

 

Happy Birthday, Cancer!

Celebrating the sweet and sensitive style of the zodiac’s caring Crab

If you had it your way, Cancer, you’d probably spend your birthday nesting at home in your comfy pajamas! Because you adore creature comforts and having your family close by, it’s likely that your festivities will include a warm, home cooked meal with relatives. You might even decide to prepare your own special birthday dinner because, let’s face it … no one else in your clan can measure up to your culinary skills!

 

Shed the shell

You’re definitely one of the more sensitive signs of the zodiac, and if you feel slighted on your birthday, you may become moody. If this happens and you find yourself retreating into your famous shell, ask yourself if it’s really worth it. Hey, life gets hectic and no one is perfect. If you know someone loves you, give them a chance to make up any potential lapse in recollection. And try not to be so oversensitive! We all know that you, on the other hand, would never forget an important event. You’ve got a sharp memory and can often reminisce about obscure moments the rest of us would never recall.

Naturally intuitive and emotional, you’re one of the few signs who have little trouble wearing their heart on their sleeve. This is one of your most endearing qualities. You also have a way of making everyone around you feel comfortable and safe — in an instant.  Strongly sentimental, you prefer a handmade gift or heartfelt card over a popular, overpriced store bought item any day. In the end, life is all about emotional security for you. When you’re surrounded by your loved ones, knowing they’re all safe and content, you’re the happiest crab in the land.

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Your Weekend Love Horoscope for June 26th – 28th

 

 

 

Weekend Love Horoscope

June 26-28: Going all the way

The Moon will be in Scorpio all weekend, promising all the intensity your heart and body can handle! Scorpio does nothing halfway. When she’s involved emotionally, it’s an all or nothing response, and you can be sure that matters of the heart are as deep as they can possibly get. Fortunately, there’s more potential for positive and transformative heights in love on Friday and Saturday thanks to the Moon connecting beautifully with Mars, the Sun, Neptune, and Pluto. This lineup suggests the courage to go after what you want emotionally and spiritually in love, along with the reward of fulfillment.

On Sunday however, you might overdo it emotionally and come across as a bit obsessive to your lover. Remember not to intimidate your sweetheart. Instead, invite him or her to swim the emotional depths with you at a reasonable pace.

This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*

* Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential.

 

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The Balance of the Elements & the Signs of the Zodiac for June 26th

 

 

 

The Balance of the Elements & the Signs of the Zodiac for June 26th

 

CANCER STRONG
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
LEO STRONG
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
LIBRA STRONG
Even-handed, harmonious, artistic, diplomatic, balancing, strong sense of fairness. Can be over- compromising, appeasing, judgmental.
EARTH WEAK
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.
WATER STRONG
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
CARDINAL STRONG
We are ready to take action and to take on challenges, and can become frustrated with stagnant conditions.

LUNAR PHASE: FIRST QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are motivated to take action, perhaps due to a clash, conflict, or stress, as we are more aware of problems and differences now. Plans are beginning to take off or turn a corner. We should watch for pushing too hard.

Astrology of Today – June 26, 2015

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – June 26, 2015


Summary:

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The Moon is in Libra until 1:56 PM.
The Moon is void until 1:56 PM (since yesterday at 7:22 PM).
The Moon is in Scorpio from 1:56 PM forward (until Sunday, June 28th, at 11:21 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.

The Current Moon Phase for June 26th is Waxing Gibbous

June 26
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 69%

The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbous” meaning humpbacked.

Phase Details for – Friday, June 26, 2015

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 69%
Moon Age: 9.22 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 401,541.05 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,074,172.67 km

The Witches Magick for the 26th Day of the Dyad Moon – Victorian Flower Love Spell

VICTORIAN FLOWER LOVE SPELL

Send your lover a message of love using flowers. Tonight, sprinkle your bed with petals from the matching flower or give your beloved a bouquet of blossoms. Be sure to enclose a card or short note that expresses your feelings. Each flower has a special meaning. Select the flower that matches your intentions.

Camellia – Gratitude
Carnation – Fascination and love
Chrysanthemum (red or orange) – I love you
Cyclamen – Modesty and shyness
Daffodil – Kind regard
Daisy – Innocence and purity
Forget-me-not – True love and remembrance
Heliotrope – Devotion and faithfulness
Honeysuckle – Generosity and kindness
Hyacinth – Loveliness and beauty
Hydrangea – Bold love
Iris – Warmth of affection
Jasmine – Amiability and attraction
Lilac (white) – Youthful innocence
Lily – Majesty and noble purpose
Magnolia – Perseverance and persistence
Maidenhair – Discretion and protocol
Orange blossom – Purity and virginity
Rose (red) – Deep love and passion
Rose (white) – Worthiness and new beginnings
Rose (other colors) – Love and beauty
Rosemary – Remembrance and fond memories
Snowdrop – Hope and faith
Sweet Pea – Delicate pleasures
Tulip – Creative love
Violet – Faithfulness and fidelity

Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year
Sirona Knight

Lady A’s Spell of the Day for June 26th – Witches Bottle (Protection from all Harm)

WITCHES BOTTLE (PROTECTION FROM ALL HARM)

 

Take a mason jar and put pins, needles, razor blades, cactus spines, rose thorns, broken glass, etc. in it.

Prick your finger and let at least 3 drops of your blood into jar(this binds the jar to you). While making the bottle concentrate your thoughts on what you are doing.

Urinate in the bottle and seal it well. Dig a hole and put it in it and say:

“Lord of Life, Lady of Light – Join me here for this rite
I have made this bottle for my protection
According to ancient ways and tradition.
Direct all harm sent my way – To this grave I make today.
Return it three fold to the send – And let my life ever be better
Open my ears to hear and my eyes to see, As I will, So Mote It Be!”

 

WOTC Extra – Belief, Faith and Doubt

Belief, Faith and Doubt

 

While I do use these words and concepts from time to time, I’d like to explain their place in Spell crafting. ‘Faith’ I tend to use to describe a religion or religious/ spiritual path. Belief and faith (in other usages) are like opinions in that they’re an idea you have about something. The use of the words suggest that there is a truth that you don’t know but this is what you think it is. “I believe in a higher power but I have faith in humanity”.

Belief and faith are a lot like hope, you hope it will work, you believe it will work, you have faith that it will work, but you don’t know for sure. In Spell crafting, you need to have an almost arrogant attitude of knowing your magic is going to work. There is no room for doubt. Belief and faith removes the absolute certainty of knowing which will lead to doubt.

Doubt destroys any magical working. Doubt becomes failure. As you are the magic and it comes from you, any doubt will first weaken your resolve and then suggest other possible outcomes. This happens in everything, not just magic. You attract what you think about so if you’re busy thinking, “this might not work, it could cause more bills to arrive” then this is most likely what will happen. That nagging voice of doubt quickly becomes all that you are able to focus on. It wears away at your purpose until it becomes the purpose.

The Common Sense Spell Book
Debbie Dawson

Let’s Talk Witch – The Ethics of Witchcraft/Wicca

The Ethics of Witchcraft/Wicca

Much has been written about magical ethics. Usually a list of clear dos and don’ts and thou shalts. The Wiccan Rede—“ An it harm none, do as thou will”— and the three-fold law—“ what you do comes back to you three-fold”— get bandied about as being the ethical pillars of Witchcraft. As I’m not Wiccan I don’t subscribe to these ideas. In the 1950s Doreen Valiente wrote a lovely poem called The Wiccan Rede. It drew on many sources including a poem from Aradia: Gospel of The Witches by Charles Leland, some Aleister Crowley material and older teachings. The last part, often referred to as the Rede is the well-known “an it harm none, do as thou will” although the whole thing is often reworded to mean “do whatever you like as long as you’re not hurting anybody”. I believe that in a time when witchcraft was being redefined and made out to be something nice and benevolent, it may have been important to defuse outside ideas about what witches do and make them appear “good” by instilling a moral code of sorts. The Wiccan Rede only applies to Wiccans however, not all witches or magicians.

Many following the Rede try to never think ill about anyone or use it as a reason to become vegetarian. The problem I see is that “harm none” includes yourself. Some blood and body types aren’t suited to a vegetarian diet. In addition every breath or step you take on the earth may be harming small creatures and organisms. Does this mean that we only apply “harm none” to those creatures we choose? If so, who decides what can or cannot be harmed? What is the criteria for a bug or organism to be added to the “none” category?

Harm None is also the wrong part of the rede to be focused on. Of the eight word shortened version, Harm None is the least. Will is the important part, this is discussed further later on.

The other thing about the Rede is that the word ‘rede’ means advice. Not rules, not law and not even guidelines. Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Code has more credence. The Rede is more akin to your Auntie pulling you aside to talk about boys (or girls). She’ll tell you what she thinks you should do, she may even tell you some of her horror stories. Her advice may be valid and sound but in the end the decision to act on her advice is all yours.

The three-fold law is, in some form or another, the golden rule in every culture. In Christianity the Bible states “as you sow, so shall you reap” and “an eye for an eye”. The Hindu and Buddhist faiths know it as Karma. Although Karma is not the cosmic instant reward and punishment system that New Age thought promotes it as, if you want to understand Karma, learn about it from the Hindi. Modern colloquialism expresses it as “what goes around, comes around”. However it is referred to, by whichever culture, it speaks of a consequential result for what you do in life.

In Witchcraft the three-fold part is often misunderstood. I read a blog post about how you should give money to a witch because of their three-fold law. If you give them $ 10, you’ll get $ 30 back. In the same vein if you do something bad it will be three times worse for you. The mistaken belief is that the three fold will come back at you three times when for those who believe in it, it’s on three different levels— Mind, Body and Spirit. I’ve found that there is often (but not always) a backlash. In physics— every action has an equal and opposite reaction, in Witchcraft it’s not necessarily as simple as it’s made out to be. There is also a theory that the threefold law was introduced as a way to keep beginners and learning witches safe from themselves.

It’s frequently stated that you shouldn’t interfere with another’s will. That you can’t or rather shouldn’t do a spell that will affect another without their permission. This is often said by people who then send healing energy all around the place without being asked for it and don’t see their own hypocrisy. I personally believe that it’s rarely a good idea to cast a spell regarding another person. Even if it’s “for their own good”. Who are you to decide what is best for another person? Who died and made you a God? They may have a life lesson going on, something that they need to learn from or learn how to cope with in order to grow. By ‘helping’ them you may in fact be harming them by preventing their own personal growth. It’s also a slippery slope, once you start ‘helping’ people, you can’t stop and it’s a short step away from interfering. This is different from binding and cursing but we’ll delve into that later.

Unless you belong to a faith that has its own ethics, you need to figure out what is ethical or not for yourself. Many people will assume that as a witch, you follow their system, or that witches are automatically Wiccan or Pagan and that you must subscribe to their own personal moral code in order to call yourself that. When it comes down to it, you need to ignore all the “know-it-alls” and be true to yourself. If you do ‘bad’ things there may be a backlash, but sometimes it’s worth it. Only you can know that for sure.

The Common Sense Spell Book
Debbie Dawson

Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Alaskan Whale Dance


June 26

Alaskan Whale Dance

In the remote fishing villages of Alaska, fishermen don whale masks and dance from door to door, sharing their whale meat with all who respond. The dance is a celebration to appease the spirits of the whales that have died to provide food for the village. It also helps to ensure an abundant source of food for the coming year.