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 Eihwaz
Eihwaz represents the Yew tree and its everlasting nature. The Yew may bend, but it does not break. You are on the right course and have the strength and ability to meet your goals. Congratulations!
The Future Hagalaz
Hagalaz is the hail Rune. It denotes chaos, destruction and disruption on a primal level. You may experience delays in moving toward your goals.
Dagaz represents the fresh light of a new day. You are close to making a breakthrough. You have the will to change whatever you deem necessary. You may see the world with absolute clarity at this time.
Additional information about Today’s Rune
ðagaz : day
Phonetic equivalent:d (pronounced as ‘th’, as in ‘this’)
happiness, success, activity, a fulfilling lifestyle, satisfaction
to bring a positive outcome
ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES:
Sunna, Baldr, Nerthus, Yggdrasil
This rune effectively marks the end of the third aett, leaving only oþila to complete the cycle. As in the previous two aetts, ðagaz concludes the third with light and hope. However, while wunjo represented earthly glories and the sun, heavenly power, the day brings these two realms together, bringing the more abstract light and power of sowulo ‘down to earth’ and applying it to our everyday lives.The shape of the rune itself denotes this kind of interconnection. It is reminiscent of gebo, with its balance of masculine, feminine and the four elements, but ðagaz makes further connections to the celestial and the realm of nature.
Like inguz, it symbolizes harmony with one’s environment. but again takes it a step further, implying a harmonious relationship with the spiritual environment as well. It is a bringing together of all six cardinal points – the four compass directions, the celestial realm above us where the Gods are thought to dwell; and that which is below – all the spirits of the earth and of nature. All of these things are balanced and integrated through ðagaz and brought into our daily lives.
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.
The day can be very busy on a mental level, dear Aries, but is not necessarily a time when people are acting from the heart. You might also be living in the mind more than usual, and you can be quite communicative and/or thoughtful. The Moon enters your sign shortly after midday, and you might feel like doing something entirely new. You can suddenly feel the need for more movement and interaction after a couple of days of preferring to be in the background. There is a somewhat competitive edge to the energy of the latter part of the day, but aim to work with it instead of against it by allowing competition or criticism to motivate you to improve, for best results. If there are financial or business-related blocks, use these to make refinements to plans. While it can feel like a one step forward, two steps back kind of energy, you are likely gaining more than you realize.
You might be thinking a lot today, dear Taurus, with money or personal possessions on your mind, as well as relationship matters. Even so, it’s best to weigh options rather than engage in major decision-making when it comes to these matters. Negotiations may not satisfy, as it can be difficult to reach genuine understandings. The Moon moves into your privacy sector shortly after noon, and this can turn your attention to behind the scenes. It can also bring on a stronger need for solitude or rest. Later today, there may be a concern that brings you down to reality or a minor but challenging predicament. With Mercury set to change signs as early as tomorrow afternoon, your interests are likely to change soon.
You can feel a great need to communicate, think, and live in the head today, dear Gemini. However, you could end up spending too much time on matters that are moot or on things that will not be a concern for long. Work concerns, vague health complaints, or a difficult decision may be part of the latter part of the day. However, friends and networking efforts can be comforting and inviting. Avoid over-thinking now. Personal interests and concerns are likely to change tomorrow, with Mercury entering your solar second house and turning your attention to business, development, and matters of finances and security.
There is a strong tendency to want to examine and make sense of matters from the past today, dear Cancer. If you haven’t finalized something, you could feel a little bit of pressure to do so now, but decisions shouldn’t be rushed. In fact, tomorrow your interests are likely to change, possibly dramatically. After spending an unusually long time in your privacy sector, Mercury will move into your sign tomorrow afternoon. You’ll begin to feel more confident about decisions and choices, you’ll be thinking in future, forward terms. Right now, focus on making adjustments rather than making bold moves. Avoid speaking too soon about something, as you may experience some remorse about it later on.
The first half of the day is likely quite busy, and is good for meeting people or gathering ideas or inspiration from friends or networking activities, dear Leo. The Moon moves into your adventure and learning sector shortly after midday, and it can feel easier to express yourself or to find fulfilment on an emotional level. Later today, you could be alerted to a need for improving or adjusting something you thought was already complete, or there could be vague disappointments or waning of motivation for something you’ve been working on/towards. Try not to overthink things. Concerns of today may dissolve away tomorrow.
There can be some gains or good news experienced with career or with people in authority today, dear Virgo. However, later today there could be second thoughts that keep you from coming to a solid conclusion and might even nag at you enough to interfere with your enjoyment of the day, but only if you let them! Goals, ideas, decisions, and projects may suddenly feel overwhelming or could seem a little less “doable”. However, this is temporary, and you might simply need to change your plans or adjust time expectations. Don’t worry if something is stumping you – sometimes pausing gives you a chance to notice errors you may have overlooked otherwise.
There is strong mental energy with you today, dear Libra. You can feel quite hopeful about the future. You might be analyzing or weighing the pros and cons of taking a trip, learning something new, or taking a course. You can feel strongly about a particular belief or opinion, and feel compelled to speak up. Later today, there could be some concerns or worries, possibly as the realities of costs or time constraints make themselves known. Watch for speaking about a matter prematurely, especially publicly.
You could be quite thoughtful today, dear Scorpio, as you tend to go over recent events and analyze your feelings and relationships now. Conversations tend to be a little more detached now, as there is a tendency to live in our minds today. This can be helpful for addressing issues that we might typically not pursue, with a healthy level of objectivity. If thinking about things turns into ruminating, however, it may be better to let things go. There may be a situation later today that requires cutting your losses and moving forward, but fortunately, interests are likely to change tomorrow, and you can be feeling considerably more positive.
There can be a strong tendency to think about, clarify, and talk about your relationships today, dear Sagittarius. This can also be experienced as a tendency for a partner to want to talk things through with you. There is more objectivity now, but not necessarily as strong a connection with our hearts as our minds, so keep that in mind. Your instincts to wait out a certain decision are apt to be correct later today. Even though you may feel confident, others around you seem to be resistant and wary of new ideas. You typically don’t have a problem going your own way, but you also know that if you wait, moving forward will be easier with others’ support.
There can be a lot of talk or thinking on matters of work and health today, dear Capricorn. It’s not especially easy to arrive at final conclusions or to achieve crystal clarity, so try not to overthink things, but do weigh pros and cons now. Interests are likely to shift tomorrow. The Moon moves into your sector of home and family shortly after midday, turning your attention to personal matters. Later today, communication may be blocked in some way, and you are less likely to share your ideas, possibly second-guessing them. Try to keep a healthy perspective. Sometimes you get so close to a situation that you worry far too much.
You may be thinking a lot about creative projects, children, or romantic relationships today, dear Aquarius, and you’re inclined to try to make sense of things, look for clear answers to problems, and entertain possibilities. You’re more inclined to think and process than follow your heart right now. Shortly after midday, the Moon moves into your communications zone, adding even more mental energy to the mix. Later today, however, it can be challenging satisfying your hunger for clear answers. Tomorrow, interests are likely to take a sharp turn, so don’t strain yourself with overthinking now.
You are inclined to think a lot about an issue today, dear Pisces, but may not be any better off for it by the end of the day. It may be better to have a conversation in your head rather than in person first, then express yourself, if it’s still a good idea, once you have considered all the possibilities. There can be a lot of focus on home and family or personal matters now, although your focus is shifting now. Later today, a difference of opinion may be frustrating, but is probably not worth your time and effort to discuss.
You are passionate, proud, and highly sensitive, although this is not always immediately obvious. Seeking to balance your emotions is the major key to success in life, as is learning to let go and move forward. You are excellent at networking, but you are also moody – extroverted one day and introverted the next. You have family connections and support, and you can be quite a collector, as you are both sentimental and intrigued with history. You are good at big-picture thinking as well as tending to details. Famous people born today: Merv Griffin, Janet Leigh, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis Jackson, Della Reese.
Pre-existing problems in your relationships or with work can build to a head today, dear Aries. While this may not be the last time you deal with a struggle between personal and professional responsibilities this month, this one can really get you going. You may be feeling bitter and resentful if people have been overstepping their bounds, but many of you could be frustrated with a situation instead of a specific person, as there can be a difficult problem emerging or coming to a head now that’s nobody’s fault per se, but that is overwhelming nonetheless. This is due to the Sun’s yearly opposition to Pluto coming exact midday. Entertain the idea that blocks to plans encountered now can lead you to make important, more realistic and reasonable refinements. There can be a one step forward, two steps back feel to the day, but keep in mind that you’re likely gaining more than it seems. There are heavy expectations and demands on you, and you need a break. The first half of the day, you could be feeling some of these pressures, but as the day advances, you’re more inclined to let things go and give yourself a much-needed break.
With the Sun in opposition to Pluto today, dear Taurus, an annual event, there can be a feeling of being pushed to the wall emotionally and it can be difficult to know how to resolve problems straight away. Negotiations may not be fruitful with both parties clinging too strongly to their position. You can feel defensive, but this won’t help. In fact, it might only serve to add needless drama to an already difficult situation. A secret may be revealed, or a buried issue can emerge, and it’s important to be discreet. Tension may revolve around opinions or how someone is communicating with you, particularly if you feel that someone is trying to overrule you. While things may be stormy in the first half of the day, if handled well, you stand to learn a lot about your own inner resentments, as well as those things that have been frustrating people in your life. This is a time when building emotions tend to find release through epiphanies and confrontations, but as buried frustrations find their resolution, there can be a nice feeling of personal power. Today may begin on a tense or raw note, but builds to be a rather friendly day.
Money matters and questions of ownership may be tricky right now, dear Gemini, and will need careful handling as the Sun and Pluto form an opposition across an axis of your solar chart that rules these matters. Somebody could be playing the heavy, and it may be a partner or a financial supporter. You may feel undervalued, and frustrations can come to a head now. Avoid power plays as much as possible. Somebody else could offer excellent advice – don’t let the manner in which it’s given prevent you from learning from it. There could be a tough decision to make today, but making it under pressure will not serve you well, so aim to find a place of calm before you jump into anything. Diplomacy will get you places, however, and is favored over fighting things out. The trick will be to let something go long enough to use your considerable powers of negotiation. As the day advances, you’re likely to feel lighter and possibly quite relieved, particularly if you’ve faced or dealt with a matter that has been weighing you down.
Avoid a tug of war today, dear Cancer. The Sun is in your sign and forms its annual opposition to Pluto today, and this can set off relationship problems that have been brewing under the surface of things. You could be dealing with a difficult person or situation, but any conflict emerging today can give you real insight into the hidden forces at work in your life that may be undermining your progress and keeping you from moving on and forward. Pluto transits reveal your fears and excessive attachments so that you can learn from them. They also show you where you may have been giving away your power. You can’t reclaim personal power until you know where you’re projecting it, so Pluto’s work is important. While the day can begin in a tense, even confrontational way, pressures tend to ease later on, and this is particularly the case if you are learning from and facing issues that the morning’s energy has brought to your attention. Your mood lightens as the day advances.
With the annual Sun-Pluto opposition occurring today, dear Leo, you might encounter obstacles that send you back to the drawing board, not necessarily to start over, but to make important refinements. You could be contradictory today, or could be perceived as such, and possibly difficult to please. Power plays can occur with those you work with, or you could feel a lot of pressure to get things done, even if your heart isn’t in it or you are not feeling up to par emotionally and physically. Your desire to unwind and relax may be challenged. A lot is going on under the hood today, whether others realize it or not, and if you feel taken advantage of, you may be stewing in your frustration. Find healthy outlets for your frustration and make plans to improve your current dilemma. The latter part of the day is likely to feel freer and lighter.
Somebody could be playing games with you or vying for your attention today, dear Virgo, with the annual opposition of the Sun and Pluto occurring midday. Behaviors of a lover, child, or friend can be driven by insecurities, or there could be an event that triggers memories of a disappointment or letdown. This influences pits light and dark forces against one another in your social sectors, and can play out in a variety of ways. There could be a frustrating dilemma with a friend or lover that comes to a head, for example. Releasing some of your frustrations can come as a real relief and put you in a lighter and freer mood for the remainder of the day. This is not the last time this kind of dilemma will surface this month, but you can do some important “work” on the feelings that seem to emerge from deep inside. Self-honesty is especially helpful now.
Desires can be strong today but complex when it comes to fulfilling them, dear Libra. Emotions are complicated, particularly regarding family matters or self-limitations. Interactions with others can stimulate intense feelings, and something – or someone – could remind you of matters you’d prefer to forget. People may be trying to pull your strings. You could be a little withholding right now as you attempt to figure out where you stand. Tensions can surface today if you are resisting, fearing, or avoiding change. You need to get to a point where you feel that whatever leaves your life now is unlikely to be necessary any longer. This open-minded approach to life can be very rewarding, and can bring a feeling of growth and support. However, getting to that point can be a challenge now. Watch for power struggles today. Once past the first half of the day’s rather confrontational energies, there can be a real transformation occurring. You are more able to see what situations have been tripping you up. With the Sun and Pluto in opposition, you might be able to more clearly see where you’ve been overattached and what needs to go in order to move forward.
Your ruler, Pluto, forms an opposition with the Sun today, as it does every year, dear Scorpio. This can bring something that’s been brewing to a head, likely on the lines of communications, learning, or transportation as it falls along the axis of your solar chart that rules these things. If there is unhappiness in a close relationship, then today this may be very difficult to ignore. A relationship may need to change form in some way in order to move forward. Old grudges may emerge, or there could be a sense that someone is trying to dominate the other. There is a strong need for intimacy, but also a desire to control things, and these two things don’t mesh well, so a change becomes necessary. Health issues may come into play now if unhappiness is a constant. You may feel at a loss when it comes to solving problems early today, but then later feel far better equipped to do so. Be careful to avoid attempting to push an idea or way of thinking onto someone. Today’s energies don’t make us very receptive.
With the Sun and Pluto in stark opposition today, dear Sagittarius, a yearly event, there can be some challenges in relationships or sudden awareness of something that you’ve laid to rest and now need to face. For you, this is likely to do with money matters or power dynamics in a relationship. Feelings can be hot and cold, and when hot, too overwhelming. Even though you are inclined to second-guess people, it’s probably a good idea to keep this to yourself for now. Others can be giving off confusing, mixed signals today, but before you jump to any conclusions, consider that emotional stances may simply be a cover for a desire to win your approval. Keep your mind open and rise above suspicious thoughts. A tricky problem could come to a head, and if handled well, you could get to a better place of understanding as a result. Questions of ownership and value can be a big issue now. Defend yourself if the need arises, but don’t be defensive and on edge until you know for certain that you have reason. The latter half of the day is far easier, and you are drawn to both familiar and comfortable environments.
Every year, the Sun opposes Pluto as it does today, dear Capricorn, and with Pluto in your sign for many years, this influence can affect you more than many signs. An incident or event today can remind you of something unpleasant or something that you have been avoiding. Buried emotions and possibly old regrets or hurts can emerge now. Try to treat this is a time for coming to a better understanding of yourself. Unhappiness can affect your physical health today. Try not to count on someone to do exactly as you want or expect, or what they said they would do. More importantly, try your best not to “mastermind” a situation with a relationship. If you aim to stay very open and flexible, which can be difficult to do right now but not impossible, then you leave yourself in an empowering position. The second half of the day is far less complicated and smooth for the most part.
The Sun forms its annual opposition with Pluto today, dear Aquarius, so that it’s not the best time for forcing issues. Resistance from others is very likely. Pushing results in friction, in either direction, as it can be exceptionally easy for others to push your buttons as it is to push theirs! Keep your cool, and work instead on other areas of your life that don’t involve as many complications. Something that has been hidden or buried can emerge now. You could be wrestling with something from the past or insecurities that undermine your performance, and this results in coming across choppily. Examine your fears, but don’t dwell on them. The second half of the day, emotions are settled and you’re less inclined to feel distracted.
Matters of ownership can be an especially heavy issue for you in the first half of the day, dear Pisces. It’s not an ideal time to lend out money or possessions, or even to collect on loans. Power plays with friends are possible. It will be difficult to truly know others’ agendas unless you look very closely or dig deeply, as people are not very direct or forthcoming right now. Aim to let go of excessive attachments. As the day advances, you’re more likely to enjoy the Moon’s presence in your sign, which puts you into pleasant touch with your emotions – even those you have tucked away for safekeeping!
A power struggle between you and your partner may erupt on Monday concerning how each of you balance domestic and professional responsibilities. If one of you feels the weight is unfair in either direction it might be time for a talk. Fortunately, on Wednesday Mercury will enter Cancer allowing both of you to communicate emotionally without any trouble. Also on Wednesday, Mars will trine Neptune allowing you to make your romantic dreams come true. Be sure to woo your sweetheart before Sunday however. By then it might be “every man out for himself” thanks to the Sun square Uranus.
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Romance might be tricky this week. You might feel like directing all of your energy towards family fun with your sweetheart only to meet incredible resistance from your boss. He or she might overload you with a demanding assignment on Monday that threatens to suck the fun out of the rest of your week. Don’t allow it! Instead, manage your schedule and do what you can to enjoy the gorgeous energy on Wednesday that will support you and your sweetheart as you build the home or domestic scene of your dreams.
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
Your key to romantic happiness this week lies in your social network. If you’re in a relationship, be sure to set aside time to enjoy time with your pals and your love. You might attend a movie premiere, art show or spiritual event. There is a strong indication that the two of you will feel more connected if you enjoy creative opportunities in a group setting. If you’re single, it’s possible that you’ll meet someone enchanting while you attend one of these functions.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
Try not to let a disagreement with your mate about finances get out of hand. You might feel as if you’re making money and giving away all of the control about where it goes thanks to your partner taking hold of it. Before you become overly possessive about your paycheck, take a step back to consider if your partner is actually doing you a favor. He or she might be better at managing money in a way that will benefit you both in your future.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)
You and your partner may be at odds early in the week. If you’re having trouble in paradise it might be due to the fact that you feel overburdened. Between domestic responsibilities and career shifts that are happening, there is little time to devote to your mate. He or she might react in a withholding rather than supportive way, much to your frustration. Fortunately, you’ll have an edge in talking things through after Wednesday.
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
A work or health situation might leave you feeling extra stressed early this week. If you can open up about your fears to your partner, you might be surprised at how helpful he or she can be during your time of trouble. In fact, on Wednesday it’s possible that falling apart in your lovers arms is exactly what you need to do in order to restore your spirit. Allow yourself to come undone. Your partner will cushion the fall.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You may feel an overwhelming attraction to someone, but at the same time have knots in your stomach about it. Perhaps he or she triggers such deep feelings in you that you’re left feeling completely out of control. Your first instinct might be to do whatever you can to control or manipulate the situation in order to prevent possible heartbreak. That approach won’t work and after Wednesday a friend might remind you that when it comes to love if there’s no risk, there can be no reward.
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You might feel as if your partner doesn’t fully support you as you attempt to pursue new career ambitions. While it’s true that you’re considering going towards uncharted territory, that doesn’t mean you will fail. All it means is that you’ll need to develop new skills that are out of your comfort zone in order to make the shift you hope to professionally. You’re fully capable but if you allow your partner to distract you from your goals you might experience a setback this week.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You and your sweetheart might plan to take a magic carpet ride together this week that allows you to experience a “whole new world.” This can be anything from a spiritual adventure to the two of you planning a vacation together overseas. The more dreamy and exotic the locale — the better! Another possibility is that you’ll consider exploring tantric or other spiritual practices together. Ooh la la!
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You might spend most of this week thinking about finances and how you and your partner are divvying things up. On Monday, you might feel a greater urge to take control of your money and how much of it goes into the mutual pot. This might be due to a growing feeling that you’re contributing more than your fair share. If that’s the case, begin to talk honestly about this with your partner after Wednesday. A workable solution is easier than you may expect.
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
This week, the more you attempt to control your relationship, the faster it is you’ll lose your grip entirely. This won’t be an ideal time to force your mate into doing anything. He or she will likely feel that you’re pushing too hard and it’ll do more than rattle the cage — it’ll unleash the beast in your mate. Fortunately, after Wednesday, you’ll have an easier time communicating with your partner about all matters. If there’s a decision you need to make together or a conversation about this ongoing power struggle, wait until then to have it.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You and your sweetheart might decide to have a serious conversation this week about improving your health. You may help each other define fitness or nutrition goals for example. The good news is that you’ll have an ability to be each other’s cheerleader during this process. By teaming up, you’re more likely to succeed. In the event that you’re going through a health crisis this will be the time to discuss all of your options with your love. He or she will be a valuable sounding board.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
One of your pals might interfere with your business a little bit too much when it comes to your love life. He or she may decide that someone you’re dating simply isn’t good enough for you. If this happens, don’t be surprised if you discover that he or she attempts to sabotage the relationship entirely! Of course if this happens, it’ll only draw you and your sweetie closer together. As for your friend? You might decide it’s time for the two of you to break up instead.
The Balance of the Elements and the Signs for July 6th
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.
Compassionate, sensitive, self-sacrificing, gentle, intuitive. Can be escapist, impractical, hyper- sensitive, gullible.
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 may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
We are more compassionate, emotional, and intuitive than usual, and we may react emotionally to situations, possibly at the expense of logic or practicality.
The Sun opposes Pluto today, and we can more clearly see areas of life where we’ve been holding onto something too tightly or giving away our personal power, likely through relationships or events. This can feel uncomfortable or can be disruptive, but also heightens self-awareness.
The Moon is in Pisces all day (until Tuesday, July 7th, at 12:37 PM).
The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
Venus is direct and is in its pre-retrograde shadow.
This week will be like a roller coaster, so buckle up and get ready for the ride!
Monday, July 6: Sun opposite Pluto
On Monday the Sun will oppose Pluto, making it a red-flag day for power struggles in relationships. You may want the upper hand just as much as someone else in your life when it comes to a specific situation. In the end, you can either choose to play tug of war until one of you is exhausted or you can take the high road and compromise.
Wednesday, July 8: Mercury enters Cancer; Mars in Cancer trine Neptune
On Wednesday, Mercury enters Cancer where he’ll remain until July 23. Communication will be centered much more on domestic concerns and you may actually enjoy talking to your family more these days. This will be a great time to plan a fun gathering where you and your clan can eat, drink and be merry. Your memory may also kick into high gear during this time and that will certainly make you smile.
Mars (also in Cancer) will also trine Neptune on this day, allowing you to put emotionally-charged action into the pursuit of an important dream. Your faith in your ability to get ahead will be strong on this day, so use it well!
Sunday, July 12: Sun in Cancer square Uranus
On Sunday, the Sun will square off with Uranus. You might have a battle of wills within yourself. You may want to break free from a pattern that you feel you have been tied to due to your upbringing or heritage. Paving a new way is indicated but you are likely to encounter resistance along the way.
a message from Kelly M. Beard
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The Karmic Tools Weekly Forecast covers the current planetary transits which affect people in different ways and to various degrees of intensity. Take notice when it is a Personal planet (Sun / Moon / Mercury / Venus / Mars) interacting with a Social (Jupiter/Saturn) or Collective planet (Uranus / Neptune/Pluto). And pay extremely close attention when it is a Social planet interacting with a Collective planet because that means something *big* is brewing that will move large groups of people along their evolutionary paths. Tuning in to the energy and rhythm of the planets can serve as a useful *guide* as you move along your Individual Path. It also helps to understand your place within the context of the larger Social & Collective Story. Below, you will find out how these energies tend to manifest, as well as guidance and direction.
*NOTE* There are some days when there are NO CONTACTS (besides the Moon), please note that there are no missing entries, we just list the actual Activations of each week + the day they happen.
Weekly Forecast: July 5 – 11, 2015
This energy turns your thoughts and ideas toward how you feel, what inspires you with love and beauty. This is a great time to be particularly creative, or do something related to the arts. It is best to keep it light and let go of your mundane burdens just for a time. Pleasure reading, walk on the beach, a play or museum are all good things to do at some point this week.
7/6 ~ Sun (core Self) ~oppose~ Pluto (transformation):
This energy will create very intense encounters with others, possibly revealing things about you which you may not have understood or chosen to ignore thus far. This energy provokes power struggles and/or challenges with authority figures where you may have to stand up for yourself. It also may make you feel more over-bearing than usual, creating these kinds of situations. If there are any problems within the relationship, this energy will force things out into the open. It will be much easier on you, if you can open a dialogue with the express purpose of clearing the air and proceeding to a new level in your relationship. Any aspect of your life that you have been “just getting by” will DEMAND attention; you won’t be able to do anything less than a complete overhaul or replacement – in ANY area of your life. Let’s put it this way, any time Pluto is involved, there is usually complete destruction of the current (x-y-z) to make room for new and improved (by the Universe’s definition, if not your own). Ultimately, this is a good, growth energy, pushing you to the next level … ready or not, so be prepared.
7/8 ~ Mars (action) ~trine~ Neptune (dreams):
This is a good time to reflect on your dreams and vision of Self and your life. You may feel inclined to help others, but always balance that drive with some objectivity (are those you’re helping just as dedicated to getting well as you are to helping them?) This is a very laid back energy that allows you time to take effective action on behalf of your dreams and spiritual growth.
a message from Jennifer Hoffman
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It’s finally July, which we have been waiting for since early this year. I knew that things would be different once we reached this point but it has been quite a journey to get here. Even though we have been on this path for many decades, it all came down to this point. Would we be able to get through the final birth pangs or would we cave in the last moments? It has been exhausting, discouraging, frustrating, and upsetting. But we’re still here and our new month and cycle are introduced with a brilliant ‘Star of Bethlehem’, the conjunction of the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, with a full moon. What a way to begin a new cycle, with the brightest lights in the sky participating!
Whenever we reach the end of a cycle we feel relief that ‘it’s over’ but with every ending we also arrive at a beginning, and the spiral of ascension and evolution keep moving us forward into our next steps. No, we don’t get to ‘rest’ by stopping, we have to stay in the flow of the energy movement we have created, but now we don’t have to work so hard. In fact, we can even let go of the wheel occasionally and coast a little. There will be time to smell the flowers and admire their beauty but we can’t forget that weeding the garden is an ongoing process. If you’re a gardener, you know that deadheading, the process of removing the flowers that have finished blooming, is what allows new blooms to form so the plants bloom continuously.
We’ll see many people go through the process of ‘awakening’ in July , just remember that some people can be very cranky when they wake up. Have you noticed how many angry, anxious, frustrated, and upset people there are in the world now? They have awakened to a reality they aren’t too happy with and they’ll be looking for a light. You can be the light they see if you remember to shine brightly. Light work is not as necessary as being the ‘light beacon’, and healing has now moved into wholeness. The more aware you are of and in your own energy the better healer, guide, teacher, and resource you become for the world.
Light is going to be a strong theme in July, as the Sun and Mars continue to walk together for the first few weeks, and we start the month with a full moon on the heels of the Venus/Jupiter conjunction. July also has two full moons, adding to the ‘light’ theme this month, the second one is July 31. There will be plenty of light energy to reveal any darkness and it’s going to be happening now. I wrote that this month would include the revelation of secrets (see the 2015 Predictions here) and that process is already starting. Revelation is going to be another theme in this second half of 2015, not in the biblical sense, but in previously hidden information being found out and known. It’s going to be tough for some people who will have trouble grasping the concepts of humans as multi-dimensional, inter-galactic, and extra-terrestrial. I have always thought that we weren’t alone in the universe and while some of you may welcome confirmation, others may not take that information well.
Saturn is in full retrograde in late Scorpio now, and if you were born between 1956 and 1962, you have this squaring your natal Pluto in July and August. This also happened in December 2014 and it makes a final pass in September 2015. The first pass is generally the awakening phase, the second is where you get the confidence to make changes, and by the third you’re either finished with the process or very nearly so. This is a wake up call for all early Indigos, it’s your time to shine too, so dust off your gifts and dreams, and put them to use. There has never been a better time for inside out transformation. We’ll see the final results of this at the September Equinox.
July’s energy encourages us to expand the vision we have for ourselves, our lives, and the world. We each see the world through our eyes so no two people can see the world in the same way. While we have individual sight, we can have a shared vision of the world as we want to see it. The process begins when we are dis-illusioned with the current reality and then we are ready to open our awareness to the possibility of new potentials. We have to be finished with and tired of the current reality before we are ready to create a new one. If you have a vision for a world led by light, love, and peace, then you also have the courage to help make that vision a reality. And the time is now, we have done the hard work but now we have to give it a final push. Isn’t that how birth is? The hardest work happens at the end, we still have to ‘push’ the baby out. Then we have a new life to love, nurture, and guide into becoming its full potential. What are you ready to give birth to now?
What’s your new vision for your reality? Whatever you are dis-illusioned with is a good place to start because this is where you new vision can begin. What have you set aside, or not allowed to manifest that you’re ready to do now? Every moment is an opportunity to re-vision our lives and our world, to continue building on what we have learned, to shine more light, to bring more energy into the earth grids. That’s what ‘heaven on earth’ is, bringing the energies of heaven onto earth. We’re all energy containers and the bigger our vision, the bigger energy containers we become and the more light we’re willing to shine and share, the more light we receive. This is a month to shine so shine brightly.
June was a fast paced month with a focus on dealing with change. Whether you were feeling frenetic with the pace or a sense of freedom, time kept moving you toward more creative abilities and participation with life. Have you noticed the pace of change? Time seems to be moving faster than ever. June kept us on our toes as we found life calling us into great participation with it. Have you noticed that meditation is shorter and more potent? Have you noticed your manifestations speeding up? If not, deepen your focus and start with simple things that have no emotional charge and look for synchronicity. Clear the heart for more access to Love. July will be supporting this.
For some, I noticed a theme of anger, rage and hatred releasing in June, especially around family. These are emotions that those on a spiritual path often don’t like to deal with. They aren’t comfortable to feel or receive, that is why it is best to move through them in the healthiest way possible. These emotions can get stuffed deep and even covered with more comfortable things like martyrdom, judgment, avoidance, etc. This creates an addictive effect as one continues to suppress and avoid.
Not everyone has the same path, pace or need to process in the same way. For those that were clearing these energies, it may have processed as they slept, either in dreams or just in less rejuvenative sleep. Others had a harder time concentrating or meditating. Others had it in their experience and were learning boundaries. If you were experiencing this, you are clearing your vibration for greater freedom. Without the past silently creating discord within you, you are free in the present moment. This is the power of forgiveness. It frees you. Thank you for all that you are doing!
Heart/Mind balance is moving to a new level! This is a core aspect of Ascension. It is natural for our bio-mechanism to evolve into greater coherence in our subtle expression. As our subtle expression of feelings and thoughts become more coherent, we are amplifying our electromagnetic force.
Esoterically, the heart is connective, vast, timeless and KnowsLove. The mind delineates, as does time; it is a vehicle of refinement in physical form. It takes the vast information and deals with what the conscious mind can access. This is why it is important to stay open-minded, so your unconscious can relay information to the conscious mind more easily. To have the heart and mind in coherence means that the Loving information of the heart is leading the mind to create through a foundation of connection and co-operation. Nature shows us how powerful that is for thriving.
In June, some were clearing out emotions that were blocking them from a greater access to Love. In July, I feel a focus around letting go of control and emphasizing the deep knowing of the power of Love to heal and create something magical that we couldn’t have imagined was possible. Letting go of control is a mixed bag, it’s not all bad. For instance, controlling your negative thought chatter, healthy eating and exercise habits, or anger processing are a few examples of things that are benefited by control. Any of them could also be imbalanced, like avoiding reality and only thinking positive thoughts or controlling your anger to the point that it just gets stuffed inside and you do not hold healthy boundaries. Balance is key, nothing is just bad on Earth. It is all an experience that has a potential benefit that must be found. Heart/mind coherence allows new information to surface.
July feels as if it is moving us more toward mind connection with ease and the potentials of the future. That is easy when things are good. It is a different feeling in the midst of chaos. Whichever you are experiencing in a moment, keep a little detached observance of how you are reacting, the motivations of anyone involved, the fears that are surfacing and seek a focus on an empowering, though unknown, outcome. It’s important to do this when things are easy so you become accustomed to what it feels like to observe. It’s not as easy and doesn’t feel as good in challenge, so practice when things aren’t so charged.
Things are moving so fast! I hope the improvement is becoming apparent to you. You can’t just watch the news and see it, but sometimes the clues are in there. July is an exciting building of personal empowerment and the improvement of the bio-mechanism that is inherently divine. As we each become personally empowered, responsible, focused, peaceful, joyful and embrace human life, the world really begins to change. July will support you into more peace, even as things are moving quickly. That requires a strength from within that isn’t just dependent on good circumstances, but it does create good circumstances over time. July will call you to more focus on the beautiful potentials of life. Focusing some Love within will help you amplify your potentials. Loving yourself increases your flow of Love so that life is manifesting powerfully through you. Your Love flow changes the world.
The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
Phase Details for – Monday, July 6, 2015
Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Age: 19.59 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,713.36 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,098,589.26 km
Reconnect with your own stellar heritage with this meditation. Your stellar self acts as a source of energy, love, creativity and enlightenment.
After dark, recline outdoors on the grass or a lounge chair somewhere safe, where you will not be disturbed and where you can clearly see the stars. If it’s not possible to go outdoors, do this next to a window or door indoors where you can see the stars.
Draw a circle and call in the elements. Ask a favorite deity to enter your circle for guidance and protection. Think of one question that is pressing upon you right now, a question you really want to know the answer to. Take three deep breaths by breathing in to the count of three, holding your breath for three counts, and then exhaling completely. In your mind’s eye, imagine ascending a beautiful ladder of white light to the stars. With each step you take, you feel more and more comfortably relaxed and in tune with your surroundings. Select a star to focus on. Flow ever upward, higher and higher to the star you have selected. Imagine walking toward the star, closer and closer. Before you is what looks to be a holographic gate made entirely of energy. You find yourself walking through the gate, and as you do so, you sense a subtle popping feeling.
Once you move through the stargate, there is a being of light waiting for you. This being is your star guide and will answer your question. Ask your question, then listen for the thought-form reply. As you listen to your star guide, you can see the stars all around you. They are alive with energy, living beings who are on their own path of evolution. Once you have received your answer, thank your star guide and descend the ladder of white light.
When you are finished, pull up the circle, bid farewell to the elements, and clap your hands three times soundly. Go back inside, and lie down in bed. As you drift to sleep, imagine yourself drifting up toward the stars. In the morning, write down your dreams in your journal. Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year